Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Study Claims Hurricane's Power Depends on Pollution
Why don’t any of these research projects come from schools in the South? Why is the sky always falling above the Mason Dixon and west of the Mississippi? We’ve got some fine institutions of higher learning from TX to VA, but ya’ll don’t see any of our schools put out any of this Chicken Little stuff. Nope, our science folks are more concerned about stuff that matters like plant propagation and animals/livestock genetics like all the folks over at Vandy, Rice, and Emory. Look, if the boys and gals in God’s school in Gainesville, FL can possibly find a cure for AIDS by hooking up a monkey’s brain to a Sears’ Die Hard Battery, I’ve got two things to say: The Red is Positive and the Black is Negative.
What all these chicken-little sky-is-falling crappy gvt funded research projects don’t tell you is that nature itself pollutes the atmosphere at a much more devastating and more frequent rate than anything man can produce. Anyone remember Mt Pinatubo? When Mt. Pinatubo exploded in the Philippines way back when, more crap went into the atmosphere than the total amount of human made pollution ever since these propeller heads have been licking their index fingers and sticking them in the air – I remember scientists saying back then that there would be horrific consequences because of all the gas and ash pushed into the outer reaches of the atmosphere. What happened? Nothing. Nature adapted to Mt. Pinny’s eruption and we all went on with our lives (cost us a naval base and a pretty good AFB, though)
And why is it only Atlantic hurricanes are more powerful because we drive SUVs and use aerosol sprays? What about tornados? What abour tropical cyclones? Oh, those are not as powerful and are not linked to pollution even though there are more frickin people in China and the Pacific Rim than the US will ever have. And we all know that China and the rest of the nations of that region are paragons of being good custodians of the environment. You see how utterly senseless this kind of crap is?
Anyway, I wish these propeller heads would spend their time and my tax dollars on something worth-while like cancer research, bone marrow, kidney, heart, brain and birth-defects and autism research, which by the way is a hell of a lot more difficult that saying the water temperature of the Atlantic may or may not rise in one hundred years...what a way to stretch the grey matter. Why waste tax dollars on something people can’t see and don’t give a crap about? Hell, spend the few 100K and tell me why cats land on their feet when you throw them, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!
It’s fashionable in science to create controversy. It’s even better when you can spend someone else’s money when you do it. All in all, even if these fellas are right, this pseudo-science doo-doo will probably be used as another weapon to quilt-trip the crap out of any person or nation that has the ability to make a device that shoots paint out of a can. New legislation from the UN on its way!
Oh Blow Me!
Ben Stein and Mackubin Thomas Owens
Ben Stein writes a letter to our troops
Mackubin Thomas Owens shares his view about the on-going investigation in Haditha
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Know Thy Enemy
Got this from Smith Daily Family Journal. Pretty funny!
I love the Reagan bullet. I had a picture of RR in my office when I worked at Disney. It was a picture of the sculptor making the bust of RR for the Hall of Presidents. I took this picture with me to every office I occupied in my ten years of working a WDW. The picture made most people I worked with in Eisner's liberal Fanatsyland twitch with rage. But the irony was that it was a Disney made picture. So their criticism was blunted when I informed them that it was a picture of the sculptor making a bust for the HOP. To criticize the picture was to criticize WDW, not RR. Idiots!
Just one of the many reasons I left all the lefties there! (there were a few conservatives who worked at WDW when I was there - they are now ex-Cast Members)
Enjoy the list!
Guard The Border Blogburst - May 30
WHAT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT SENATE BILL S.
The new immigration bill (the most "sweeping reform in 50 years") S. 2611 is an amalgam of petty causes, illogical provisions, unstructured "solutions" with zero allowances for implementation, and self-contradictory language. Despite the mess, it was passed by self-righteous politicians who repeated the mantra "it's better than doing nothing." This from the same gaggle of do-nothings who outright rejected the House's law enforcement bill.
The Senate bill has our President's full support - this same bill is a derivative of one structured by Ted Kennedy and John McCain, and supported in full by the majority of Democrats. That alone ought to give one pause - President Bush, a Democrat?
Peggy Noonan says, "The disinterest in the White House and among congressional Republicans in establishing authority on America's borders is so amazing--the people want it, the age of terror demands it--that great histories will be written about it."
She opines that it is possible that..."the administration's slow and ambivalent action is the result of being lost in some geopolitical-globalist abstract-athon that has left them puffed with the rightness of their superior knowledge, sure in their membership in a higher brotherhood, and looking down on the low concerns of normal Americans living in America.
I continue to believe the administration's problem is not that the base lately doesn't like it, but that the White House has decided it actually doesn't like the base."
S. 2611 is less about law, and more about a weird, mutant agenda that melds licentiousness with an utter disregard for the end result. There are quite a few details in S. 2611 that the media has ignored and that the legislators would rather you know nothing about. Some were provisions germane to the original Kennedy-McCain bill or the pseudo revision of Hagel-Martinez, the rest are amendments that required separate votes to accept or reject. Here's what you need to know about the Senate's fiasco.
The Senate failed to pass an amendment that would've made amnesty contingent on effectively securing the border. Their priorities are completely opposite those of the American people, who have repeatedly made it clear that our borders must be secured before anything else.
Furthermore, buried in Arlen Specter's manager's package, an amendment proposed by Dodd makes it mandatory for our government to consult with Mexico before taking any security action along the border, to include building any barrier or any enforcement along the border. This includes everything from federal troops, and state-mobilized National Guard, down to local law enforcement. In other words, even if a county sheriff mobilizes a posse to guard the border, he must clear it first through Mexico. This effectively gives the Mexican government veto power over our national security concerns!
We've heard a lot about the 6,000 National Guard troops, assigned to help with back-up duties in order to free up Border Patrol agents. Unfortunately, that will make only 500 additional agents available to apprehend and detain lawbreakers at the border.
The White House adamantly insists that Guard troops take no
role in law enforcement, even though, so long as they are under the
command of their governors—as they will be under the president’s
proposal—they are allowed to do so. Republicans worry that when the Guard shows up for duty, Lou Dobbs’ cameras won’t be far behind, recording their impotence as they merely alert border agents to the whereabouts of entering illegal immigrants whom they must passively watch.
"Merely alert border agents to the whereabouts of entering illegal immigrants?" Sound familiar? The National Guard will, at most, be performing Minutemen duties. But wait! I thought the Minutemen were "vigilantes", Mr. President.
A tiny concession to border security was passed (Sessions, R-AL, amendment #3979) which allows for the increase of fencing and vehicle barriers along 370 miles of the southwest border of the United States. Unfortunately, existing hardware - including rancher's broken cattle fences -
would be counted towards this paltry total.
What's most appalling is that a Democrat tried to push through an amendment (Leahy, D-VT, amendment #4117) that would revise the existing ban on granting refugee status to aliens who have provided "material support" to a terrorist organization! Fortunately, the motion was killed, but the fact that it was even considered and proposed is deeply troubling! Who can take these guys seriously?
Ted Kennedy passed an amendment (#4066) that makes it unnecessary for any illegal alien to have an employer attest that they are employed when petitioning for permanent legal residence, and "self-employment" is sufficient. Plenty of room for fraud and corruption
Now here's where the whole argument for "cheap labor/doing jobs Americans won't do" flies out the window. Barak Obama (D-IL, amendment no. 3971) passed an amendment that extends the Davis-Bacon Act's "prevailing wage" levels to all temporary guest workers. That puts them ahead of American workers, who have this protection only on federal job sites:
So guest-workers (but not citizen workers)
must be paid Davis-Bacon wage rates for jobs in the private sector if
their occupation is covered by Davis-Bacon. Presumably because Senate
Democrats' union bosses thought this provision too modest, an amendment
by Senator Barack Obama, approved by voice vote, extended Davis-Bacon
wages rates to all private work performed by guest workers, even if their occupations are not covered by Davis-Bacon.
There goes their precious "cheap labor" - this provision will effectively price many guest workers out of the market. "Guest workers" will have legal status and visas that entitle them to real wages, overtime, deductions like unemployment and social security, and workers’ rights that legal workers now enjoy. Illegals will still be cheaper. Thus, twenty million illegals will be amnestied right out of the job market. Then what do we do with them when millions of new illegals flood into the country to take their place?
Now enter the litigation factor: foreign guest farm workers, admitted under the bill, cannot be "terminated from employment by any employer . . . except for just cause." In contrast, American ag workers can be fired for any reason.
We've been assured time and again that newly amnestied "guest workers" will have to pay back taxes for the years that they lived here illegally - except that they really won't. A loophole in the new bill provides that only two years of back taxes will need to be filed. I don't know any American citizen that can just choose not to pay taxes for years! Additionally, the Senate has now provided for illegal aliens to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Our government will end up paying them!
Senator Ensign (R-NV) tried to remove the provision allowing illegal immigrants who receive legal status under the legislation to receive retro-active credit for Social Security benefits for time that they worked before receiving legal status. Arlen Specter killed it. The bill allows illegal aliens to receive Social Security benefits for the years that they worked illegally, even if they paid into Social Security under a false number or using a stolen identity! As an American citizen, if I were caught stealing someone's identity or forging documentation to avoid paying taxes, I'd go to jail. Not so illegal aliens! There are NO penalties for breaking those laws - only retro-active rewards. The longer they broke the law, the bigger the pay-off.
Senator McConnell (R-KY) sought to add to the bill a requirement that all voters in federal elections be required to present a valid photo identification.
"It is nonsense to suggest that somehow a photo ID for one
of our most sacred rights should not be protected by a requirement that
is increasingly routine in almost all daily activities in America
today," said the Kentucky lawmaker, second-ranking Republican.
But Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., likened the proposal to a poll tax
or a requirement for voters to pass a literacy test. "Now is not the
time and this is not the place to consider an amendment that may
disenfranchise a million or more poor, minority, disabled, and elderly voters
-- all of them American citizens," he said.
The proposal barely passed on a vote of 49-48, but unfortunately, it remains in limbo, evidently doomed by arcane rules now that the Senate has voted for cloture.
What the bill DOES provide for is a Bureau of the Census report to Congress on the impact of illegal immigration on the apportionment of Representatives in Congress. Of course, they need to count them - they are, after all, their newly bought electorate!
"GUEST WORKER" STATUS - NOT TEMPORARY AT ALL
Here is a perfect of example of self-contradictory language within the bill itself. The bill supposedly protects American workers by ensuring that new immigrants will not take away jobs. However, the bill's own definition of "United States Worker" includes temporary foreign guest workers, so the protection is meaningless.
Senator Kyl (R-AZ, amendment #3969) attempted to ensure that temporary workers stayed temporary by removing the bill's provision allowing guest workers to apply for permanent residency. The Senator from his own state, McCain, killed the amendment.
Also, thanks to Senator Santorum (R-PA) the bill expands the visa waiver program (Immigration and Nationality Act, Sect 217) to numerous additional countries. At this point, why even bother with a visa? Waive it all!!
Senator Allard (R-CO), concerned by the incalculable administrative costs of implementing S. 2611, raised a point of order about the budget. Such a move is allowed under the Budget Act when the projected cost of legislation under consideration exceeds a certain level. If the point of order is upheld, the legislation cannot proceed. The Senate irresponsibly waived the protective rules under the Budget Act, rejecting the point of order 67-31. Apparently, no cost is too great.
THE "GO BACK TO THE END OF THE LINE" FALLACY
Bush's former chief economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey blows the whistle on the "end of the line" fiction being used to sell the Bush/Senate immigration reform:
At present, there are hundreds of thousands of peopleLet's be real: this bill allows those who come here illegally to gain a huge advantage over those who follow the rules. This, in effect, creates an irresistible incentive for others to ignore the rules and come here illegally. Fast track it by going illegal - there's no reason not to!
around the world who are waiting to immigrate legally to America. They have already waited in line to get their first appointment, then to submit the paperwork, then been called back to answer more questions. And still, they wait. In places like Hong Kong, the waiting time may be as long as 15 years. Most of these people have relatives--cousins or
grandchildren, for example--who live and work and pay taxes in America and even have become American citizens.
While the process isn't pretty, there is no good alternative.
Permission to reside in America is very valuable....
Comprehensive immigration reform promises that people already in the
United States illegally can apply for citizenship, but requires them to
"go to the back of the line." But a key question is, the back of which
line? The reform bill before the Senate doesn't require illegal
immigrants to go back home--to, say, Hong Kong, to the end of the 10-to-15-year line there--to get a green card. Instead, it allows the current illegals to receive their green card immediately--having, in effect, jumped the line at the U.S. consulate abroad. Then, like other green card holders, they will be able to work here, collect government benefits like food stamps and Medicaid, and travel as freely as if they had a U.S. passport.
The line the current illegals will go to the back of is the citizenship
line. Under the proposed law, current illegals, newly minted green card
in hand, will have to wait six years, then get in line to apply for
citizenship. But even after six years, they will be years ahead of many
people who have gone through the legal process and are waiting overseas
for a consular official to let them come here. Once those who have been
playing by the rules all along get here, they too have to wait six
years before getting in line for citizenship.
If we really mean "the back of the line," that should be behind
everyone who is already in the pipeline to come here legally.
ZERO PROVISIONS TO MAKE IT ALL WORK
Lindsey has further concerns about the utter non-viability of the Senate's bill:
In 2004, the INS issued 946,000 green cards and naturalizedVDare concurs and says that the guest worker program is an administrative catastrophe in the making: "Already, there are backlogs of millions of applications with CIS [Citizenship and Immigration Services] for the various immigration benefits. If any guest worker program or amnesty is enacted, the sheer amount of work in processing, receiving and vetting applications and the assorted work that goes with them (interviewing, fraud investigations, verifying documentation) will without a doubt delay any application already pending—even if additional staff are added. This includes, of course, those innocents who bothered to apply to enter the U.S. the right way." No wonder, legal immigrants are so upset with this whole thing!
537,000 people. The proposed immigration reform anticipates giving
green cards to up to 11 million people [likely closer to 20 million] in one fell swoop and making them eligible for citizenship six years later. It is inconceivable that the INS could handle an eleven-fold increase in its workload. Do we really intend to pass a bill that purports to document these 11 million people without setting up a system capable of providing them the promised documentation? If we don't, everyone else who is already here legally but needs a visa update, or has adopted a foreign-born child, or wants his aging mother to join him in America, will get swamped by the tsunami of newly legalized people seeking documentation.
I do not understand how the Senate has been so willfully blind to the will of the people and so determined to ignore the future costs of their folly:
The approved bill would send the U.S. population
skyrocketing towards a billion people by the close of the century -- with no analysis done of the impacts of this mass population explosion on housing, congestion, overcrowding, education, the environment and the overall quality of life. Local communities have not been consulted, and virtually no preparation has been undertaken to provide for the enormous burdens this legislation would entail. It reflects the degree to which the Senate is completely out of touch with the average American.
Nor does the bill take any serious steps that would improve immigration
enforcement -- especially in the interior. It merely continues a cycle
of rewarding lawbreakers and clothing a loss of border control with the
patina of legality. Rather than face the reality of today's immigration
crisis, the Senate has enacted a terrible bill that once again puts the
interests of the American people last. The bill's cost is staggering,
the administrative burdens crushing and the consequences for the
cohesion of the future American nation -- no longer bound by a common destiny of the rule of law -- are severe.
This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our Blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Memorial Day 2006 - Honor Soldiers, Don't Pity Them
Here's a Memorial Day quiz:
1. Who is Jessica Lynch?
Correct. She's the Army private captured, and later rescued, in the early days of the war.
2. Who is Leigh Ann Hester?
Come on. The Kentucky National Guard vehicle commander was awarded a Silver Star last year for fighting off an insurgent attack on a convoy in Iraq. The first woman to receive a Silver Star since World War II, and the first woman ever to receive one for close combat.
If you don't recognize Sergeant Hester's name, that's not surprising. While Private Lynch's ordeal appears in some 12,992 newspaper and broadcast reports on the Factiva news service, Sergeant Hester and her decoration for extraordinary valor show up in only 162.
One difference: Sergeant Hester is a victor, while Private Lynch can be seen as a victim. And when it comes to media reports about the military these days, victimology is all the rage. For every story about someone who served out of conviction and resolutely went on with his civilian life, there are many more articles about a soldier's failure or a veteran's floundering.
It's a sign of some progress that the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are not spit upon and shunned as Vietnam vets were. Yet there may be something more pernicious about mouthing "Support Our Troops" while also asserting that many of them are poor, uneducated dupes who were cannon fodder overseas and have come home as basket cases, plagued by a range of mental, emotional and financial problems.
The vast majority of vets don't fit that description. Many, like one returned Army guardsman we talked to, chalk up this portrayal to the media's fascination with bad news in general. As for his combat in Iraq, both "going to war and coming home is very overwhelming," he says. "But you make choices in life . . . and through inner strength and support, I am making a choice that I want to be healthy."
In some cases, the depiction of military personnel as damaged goods serves the antiwar agenda. Yet retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Tom Linn sees more basic impulses at work. "I honestly believe it is guilt" and even resentment, he says. The military type as misfit "is a stereotype that a lot of people from the Vietnam era have held on to." Then, as now, "they saw men and women who did more than they did . . . and they'd compensate by casting those folks in an inferior status."
This Memorial Day, most of us will remember the Americans who have served their country since the Revolutionary War not with pity but with admiration. For those who want to show their gratitude, Major John Morris has some recommendations. He's deputy chaplain for Minnesota's Army National Guard and a founder of a state program called Reintegration: Beyond Reunion. Its broad goal, he explains, is to help returning guardsmen and reservists frame their "experience, to draw from it everything that they can to grow into productive citizens."
How can we help? For one thing, he says, don't assume that all struggling vets are sick, since what looks like abnormal behavior may be culture shock. But do give vets and their families the tools to adjust. Major Morris explains: "Schools, look out for these military kids. Neighbors, cut their grass and shovel their snow, baby-sit and do chores around the house. Employers, make sure those jobs are still there." It's the least we can do, he says: "Since there are so few of us fighting the war, it's easy for the rest of us to try."
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Another Fake Soldier Tale Debunked
Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. Anti-Vietnam War veteran John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers cast a long shadow.
In his 20-minute Internet video interview at peacefilms.org, which promises that watching the video "will change your life," MacBeth (who also claims to have served in Special Forces) says:
--Superiors told him "our job over there is to strike fear in the hearts of the Iraqis . . . to be brutal and to not feel" and that "the Geneva Convention doesn't mean crap."
-- He would "do night raids, pull people out, on their knees and zip-tied," and if a man didn't answer the way he wanted him to, he "would shoot his youngest kid and keep going."
-- "By my hand alone . . . almost 200 people were taken out by me. That's just a rough estimate. A lot of them at close range . . . they would actually feel the hot muzzle of my rifle on their forehead . . . we'd do stuff that would scare them first . . . beat 'em up or kick 'em or hit the wife . . . slaughtering 30-40 people a night sometimes, women and children . . . I was trained, you know, in all the Ranger school, 18 months of that crap . . . I got disappointed in my country . . . but I didn't say anything because I would have been locked up."
-- "Other things they told us to do, man, we were ordered to go into a mosque. This really hurts me a lot. My nightmares come mostly from this . . . we infiltrated the mosque . . . a couple hundred of people of all ages were praying . . . we started slaughtering them, we started shooting them, started taking them out . . . we would burn their bodies, hang the bodies from the rafters . . . after a while, it's just sickening to think that I took part in that . . . "
-- "Kids threw rocks at us before and the guard command officer told us to take them out . . . Our job was just kill, kill, kill."
-- "I'm so disappointed in my country. I'm ashamed to have actually served in Iraq."
On the Military.com website, to which anyone can contribute, a profile of MacBeth claimed he had three basic combat jumps, service in Afghanistan as well as Iraq, and several awards including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
There's just one problem: According to Department of the Army spokesman Paul Boyce, there is no record of "Jessie MacBeth," a.k.a. Jesse Adam MacBeth, having served in either the Rangers or the Special Forces -- or in any part of the Army at all. Boyce told me Tuesday that a check on MacBeth's credentials came up empty. "At a minimum, this appears to have been concocted" and "some sort of hoax," Boyce said. Special Operations Command and the State Department have been alerted.
MacBeth's story started to crumble after my colleagues at the Hot Air blog (www.hotair.com) called attention to the Peace Films video interview and asked military bloggers about MacBeth's appearance and claims. Harnessing the specialized knowledge of the blogosphere, military bloggers debunked a photo purportedly showing MacBeth in his official uniform (with his beret backward, incorrect flashes and tabs, and missing wings).
The Army's Boyce told me the uniform issues were a major "red flag" -- as were MacBeth's incredible claims to have entered the Army at 16, served as both a Ranger and in Special Ops, sustained various stabbing and shooting wounds, and exited at age 20. Not to mention all those unsubstantiated, slanderous smears against the Army Rangers (who suffered similar attacks by another lying anti-war veteran poseur, Micah Wright, in 2004).
Anti-war zealots initially defended the bogus soldier's tale, but are now moving quickly to cover up the MacBeth stain. The video was yanked Tuesday afternoon.
But not to worry. I hear former CBS producer Mary Mapes, champion of "fake but accurate" journalism, is interested in publicizing Jessie MacBeth's tall tales.
Copyright 2006 Creators Syndicate
Saturday, May 20, 2006
If We Can Find Jimmy Hoffa, We Can Find Osama Bin Laden
So if we can find Hoffa, we can find OBL. But if you believe the Tabloids (no, not the NYTimes and the Washington Pravda), then Hoffa is alive, is married to Natalie Wood and Elvis was the Best Man at the wedding.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Iran Jews To Wear Yellow Ribbons
What is that chart? Hit these sites first:
Canada's National Post
I am sure that the Iranians will use the same symbols and colors the Nazis used to make all non-Muslims 'identifiable.' Just in case you forgot what that was all about, or if you've never read it or seen it before, the picture above is the symbol chart that survived Dachau.
Now to make sure the Iranians get it right, here is how the Nazis used colors for the chart above:
Red was used for political prisoners.
Green was used for criminals.
Blue was used for emigrants.
Purple was used for Jehovah's Witnesses.
Pink was used for homosexuals, generally only males.
Black was used for lesbians and "antisocial" Germans, who were probably just unemployed.
Brown was used for "antisocial" individuals from other countries.
Yellow was used for Jewish prisoners.
And there are people who wonder why Iran is a rogue nation.
When do we start bombing?
Reggie Bush Donates 50K To New Orleans High School
New Orleans Saints - After learning about the financial hardships of a local New Orleans school dedicated to educating the city's students with learning differences, New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush decided to donate $50,000 to Holy Rosary High School. The contribution is the first by Bush, after spending his first weekend in New Orleans attending rookie minicamp.
With the goal of making an immediate impact in the community, Bush utilized the New Orleans Saints and his partnership with sports giant adidas to look for opportunities to positively affect his new home of New Orleans. After hearing about the financial challenges facing the thriving Academy, Bush decided to get involved.
"When I first arrived here in New Orleans, I immediately knew I needed to do something to help and when you look at the Holy Rosary School, it is more than simply a school it is an important part of the community," said Bush. "My relationship with Adidas has helped me to be able to really step out and try to get even more involved with the community. There is a lot that needs to be done and I know I can't do it all, but the little I can do is just enough for Holy Rosary."
Holy Rosary serves the needs of students who face learning challenges in a typical classroom environment. The school offers hands-on learning and cross-curricula that is designed to provide students with alternative ways to learn mainstream subjects in a smaller classroom setting.
Who Says Athletes Don't Care?
The Next State Of The Union Speech
IT WOULD BE GREAT TO TURN ON THE TV AND HEAR ANY U.S. PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN GIVE THE FOLLOWING SPEECH?
My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of Iraq regime has been completed.
Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.
This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now to begin the reckoning.
Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, Australia, and Poland are some of the countries listed there.
The other list contains everyone not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.
Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war.
The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell-holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.
Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.
In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.
Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France, or maybe China.
I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, Germany, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bon chance, mes amis.
I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.
A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2 Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing us off for a change.
Mexico is also on List 2. President Fox and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra tank and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put em? Yep, border security. So start doing something with your oil. Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.
We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska - which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there. They care.
It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, "darn tootin." Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to eliminate homelessness in America. It is time to eliminate World Cup Soccer from America. To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thanks guys. We owe you and we won't forget.To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic.
God Bless America. Thank you and good night. (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Soldier)
Monday, May 15, 2006
NSA's New Friends and Family Phone Plan
What a bunch of whinny, chicken little, sky-is-falling cry-baby doo-doo. It would be news if the NSA was NOT cataloging phone calls! Are the civil libertarian nuts really bent out of shape about the gvt listening to your phone calls when the very same people steal over 38% of your salary to give to other people, let alone all the other crap our gvt does to its citizens in the way of puntitive laws such as environmental legislation, taxes of corporations, and all the goodies Congress gives to such inane programs like protecting snail darters, Barrow Alaska Conservation Research, the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, ILL., National Cattle Congress Building Renovations...the list goes on and on. Click here for a catalog of 'Pork Books' going back to 1991.
After reading the list of Uncle Sugar's spending priorities by year, why on God's earth do we continue to send these idiots to Congress who steal your money and spend it on crap? So the NSA is the real issue in gvt waste and privacy infringement? If listening into phone calls can stop a plane from hitting the White House, I have two things to say, 'Here is my home phone number and you can reverse the charges.'
Wake Up, People! Your phone calls are not the issue!
Hello, NSA...Can You Hear Me Now?
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
What If You Were Karl Rove For A Day!
Let’s speculate for a minute. What if you had five minutes to talk to W? What if you were an advisor to the President and he called you into the Oval Office and said, “Guys and Gals, we (Republicans) are in big trouble. Our poll numbers are way down and we have a mid-term election coming up in a few months, not to mention 2008 is already here. I need advice. Give me ideas of what we can do immediately to get our numbers back-up.’
So if you were Karl Rove for day, what would you tell the President? I have ideas, but I want this to be an open discussion.
What say you?
If You Were Karl Rove - What Would You Tell The President?
Let’s speculate for a minute. What if you had five minutes to talk to W? What if you were an advisor to the President and he called you into the Oval Office and said, “Guys and Gals, we (Republicans) are in big trouble. Our poll numbers are way down and we have a mid-term election coming up in a few months, not to mention 2008 is already here. So I need advice. Give me ideas of what we can do immediately to get our numbers back-up.’
So if you were Karl Rove for day, what would you tell the President? I have ideas, but I want this to be an open discussion.
What say you?
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US Government: More Trusted Than Media
I never heard this or saw this in the MSM, Fox, Rush, etc., but it seems people trust the gvt more than the media. How scary is this? Read:
"I normally don't put much faith in polls, but Globescan, a London-based research firm released a poll yesterday shows that Americans trust the US Government more than it does the media. The poll, surveying 10,230 people in 10 countries found that 67% of Americans trust the government while only 59% trust the media.
Isn't it fascinating that while the MSM continues to tell us that nobody likes the President and that you can't trust this administration on anything that the majority still has faith in our government, more-so than the sources telling them not to? Make of it what you will.
The US and the UK were the only countries surveyed where the government was viewed as more trustworthy than the media.
The poll also showed that one in four (28%) reported abandoning a news source over the last year after losing trust in its content.
The most trusted specific news sources mentioned without prompting were FOX News (mentioned by 11%) and CNN (11%).
Also, blogs are the least trusted news source (25% vs 23%) – with one in two unable to say whether they trusted them. Understandable, there are alot of crazies out there on the Interweb. But know, you skeptics, that there is at least one safe-haven for truth, right here at Peer Review, where we are unashamed to call it like it is.
Oh yeah, Michelle Malkin is pretty good too."
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
US Infant Mortality Rates - AP's Schlock Science Is At It Again
"Among 33 industrialized nations, the United States is tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with a death rate of nearly 5 per 1,000 babies, according to a new report. Latvia's rate is 6 per 1,000."
"We are the wealthiest country in the world, but there are still pockets of our population who are not getting the health care they need," said Mary Beth Powers, a reproductive health adviser for the U.S.-based Save the Children, which compiled the rankings based on health data from countries and agencies worldwide....The researchers also said lack of national health insurance and short maternity leaves likely contribute to the poor U.S. rankings.
Absolute total unadulterated crap!
Guess why we have such a high mortality rate, lefty? Ready...because nearly every birth in this nation is cataloged. Did you read that?
The US catalogs most and near all of the births in this country. Are we to believe that poorer nations with little if any healthcare infrastructure count every birth? And if every birth in every nation was counted, the US would be at the top of the list for survival rate. And do you really want to believe the statistics that come out of any other nation especially any former Soviet Satellite country.
I love that Poland is cited as a pillar of human achievement when it has more birth defects than any other nation in that hemisphere which has been attributed to its lack of the regulations on the environment, pollution, drinking water, waste storage and the like that we have in the US, according to the WHO.
This report also compares the US to Malta which can't even grow its own food in its 316 square miles of living space and Slovakia which has only been around since 1993. Industrailized nations, indeed!
Give me a frickin break. This is Bolshevism on stilts!
The main reason was that the paper editorial staff is unapologetically liberal. Week after week, it’s an incessant parade of left wing nuttery on all positions local and national. The letters to the editor support the staff’s leftist tilt – bitch and moan – bitch and moan. These letters are not happy about anything! And it’s driving away readers like me in droves. This paper has never endorsed a Republican candidate at the national level since I have been a subscriber - so much for fairness in media. And its local coverage is basically cat-up a tree crap that HS journalism students would get C’s for penning.
And so goes the rest of the paper’s pieces in all departments – including the Sports page. The Sports editor is a Florida State alumnus and devout Bobby Bowden fan which means this section makes for instant recycling material!
Something else that has always bothered me about this paper is its reliance of the Associated Press as its main wire service. Apart from the news it routinely manufactures, the AP is a siren of liberalism that seems arcane in today’s world of alternate opinion in print, television and radio. Having the AP as the main news source also means that the folks at the paper don’t write many articles at all.
In essence, each Saturday and Sunday paper includes wire feeds from AP, little coverage of any local significance, few articles written by its staff and ads, ads, ads. And I’m not talking about physical inserts from Best Buy, Sears and JC Pennys. I am talking about whole pages of nothing but ads for doctors, car washes and restaurants.
Sitting in your house or apartment on a Sunday morning, thumbing through the paper trying to get to the editorial, sports and business pages, or my wife’s favorite past-time - shopping ads; damn it! there is something civilizing about that. Not anymore.
I guess it’s time to move to DC to start getting the Washington Times.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Wake Up America!
Disaster Assistance Scenario for Mexico
Effect: 20 million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with providing help to rebuild.
Synopsis: The rest of the world is in shock:
Canada is sending troops to help the Mexican army.
Saudi Arabia is sending oil.
Other Latin American countries are sending supplies.
The European community (except France) is sending food and money.
The United States, not to be outdone, is sending twenty million replacement Mexicans.
God Bless America !
Friday, May 05, 2006
Charlie Daniel's - Mexican Standoff
I don’t know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or Illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.
I don’t blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place. But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don’t care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons.
I don’t need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don’t have anything against Mexicans, I just have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal and if you don’t believe it try getting through Customs at the airport without a passport and see how far you get.
What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it’s tantamount to saying, “I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
It’s an “in your face” action and speaking just for me I don’t like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn’t be happening.
Where are you, you bunch of lilly livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?
And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won’t mean anything anyway. Besides, what good is another law going to do when you won’t enforce the ones on the books now?
And what ever happened to the polls guys!? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around 80% of Americans want something done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.
This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed for being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with the Muslims can’t happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?
If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grandchildren will inherit.
But I guess that doesn’t matter as long as you get re-elected. Shame on you.
One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you.
Well I’ve been pounded by the media before and I’m still rockin’ and rollin’ and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the face reality.
And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegals in this country and turn around and say, ”Oh it’s ok, ya'll can stay here if you’ll just allow us to slap your wrist.”
And I know that some of you who read this column are saying “Well what’s wrong with that?”I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. These people could be from Mars as far as we know. We don’t know who they are, where they are from or what they’re up to and the way the Congress is going we’re not going to.
Does this make sense? Labor force you say? We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is, must we subsidize their labor as well? If these people were from Haiti would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them, or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan? I think not.
All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life. They don’t show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don’t tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegals some fat cat hired to pick his crop.
I want to make two predictions. No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.
No 2: Somebody is going to cross the border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.
I don’t know about you but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, “I don’t care who I make mad and I don’t care how many votes I lose, this is a desperate situation and I’m going to lead the fight to get it straightened out.”
I don’t blame anybody for wanting to come to America, but if you don’t respect our immigration laws why should you respect any others.
And by the way, this is America and our flag has stars and stripes. Please get that other one out of my face.
Pray for our troops
What do you think?
God Bless America Charlie Daniels April 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
A Day Without Illegal Aliens - Herndon, VA
Out of the seventy-five odd people who were on the corner barking at cars stopped at the lights, I counted five flags from Mexico, three flags from Bolivia, two flags from Columbia and one flag from Panama. There was one Che Guevara shirt. There were also three US Flags in this group. Also, I saw signs that read:
'Protest Today - Vote Tomorrow'
'I Am Not A Felon' (which a child was holding)
'Immigrant Today - Citizen Now'
'Mi Raza - La Futura' (My Race - The Future)
The last one got me thinking. I read somewhere back in the 80s that the census folks estimated that by the year 2020, three out of every ten people in the US will speak Spanish as their first language. Now when I read this back then, I never thought about illegal immigrants as part of that number. And I don’t think the census folks factored in a percentage of people who were illegal in the total estimate to claim such a number as three out of ten.
Back then, I only thought about how Central and South Americans reproduce. Back then, I thought that this population is nearly 100% Catholic, family oriented, hard working and willing to become citizens. Why not invite them here, get them in the process, get them naturalized, make them citizens, get them on payrolls to pay taxes.
Now I am not so sure. After seeing the demonstrations over the last several weeks, and listening to the backlash from immigrants who have followed the rules and have become legal residents and citizens, my thinking is changing.
I foresee a backlash in the Hispanic community for those that have come here legally versus those that are here illegally demanding rights. I already see it in my family. My wife's family is Cuban. As many of my wife's relatives and her parents that were allowed escaped Cuba and came to the US through Spain in 1961. Within a month of arriving here through sponsorship, the process of patriation began. And within five years, both parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were citizens. My wife's parents were taught conversational English in Batista schools and college and were able to assimilate much easier. However, the grandparents and the rest learned English once they arrived. All were employed only after they got work permits and all worked until retirement age.
You see the differences here? These people arrived legally, processed themselves according to existing laws, patriated as legal residents and earned the right to become citizens.
How many people holding flags from other countries in Herndon, VA on May 1st want to go through the same process legally?
Vivos Inmigrantes Legales De Largo
Monday, May 01, 2006
A Day Without Illegal Immigrants
Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.
OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles’s maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent.
Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.
In Durango, Colorado, and the Four Corners area and the surrounding Indian reservations, the methamphetamine epidemic would slow for one day, as the 90 percent of that drug now being brought in from Mexico was held in Albuquerque and Farmington a few hours longer. According to the sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado, meth is now being brought in by ordinary illegal aliens as well as professional drug dealers.
If the “Day-Without-an-Immigrant Boycott” had been held a year earlier on May 8, 2005, and illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez had stayed home and did not work or go to a party that day, Denver police officer Donnie Young would still be alive and Garcia-Gomez would not be sitting in a Denver jail awaiting trial.
If the boycott had been held on July 1, 2004, Justin Goodman of Thornton, Colorado, would still be riding his motorcycle and Roberto Martinez-Ruiz would not be in prison for killing him and then fleeing the scene while driving on a suspended license.
If illegal aliens stayed home—in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and 100 other countries—the Border Patrol would have 3,500 fewer apprehensions (of the 12,000 who try each day).
Colorado taxpayers would save almost $3,000,000 in one day if illegals do not access any public services, because illegal aliens cost the state over $1 billion annually according to the best estimates.
Colorado’s K-12 school classrooms would have 131,000 fewer students if illegal aliens and the children of illegals were to stay home, and Denver high schools’ dropout rate would once again approach the national norm.
Colorado’s jails and prisons would have 10-percent fewer inmates, and Denver and many other towns would not need to build so many new jails to accommodate the overcrowding.
Our highway patrol and county sheriffs would have about far fewer DUI arrests and there would be a dramatic decline in rollovers of vanloads of illegal aliens on I-70 and other highways.
On a Day Without an Illegal Immigrant, thousands of workers and small contractors in the construction industry across Colorado would have their jobs back, the jobs given to illegal workers because they work for lower wages and no benefits. (On the other hand, if labor unions continue signing up illegal workers, no one will be worrying about Joe Six-Pack’s loss. Sorry, Joe, but you forgot to tell your union business agent that your job is as important as his is.)
If it fell on a Sunday, Catholic Churches in the southwestern states might have 20-percent fewer parishioners at Mass if all illegals stayed home, but they would be back next Sunday, so the bishop’s job is not in danger. The religious leaders who send people to the marches and rallies will never fear for their jobs, because illegal aliens need their special “human-rights” advocacy and some priests and nuns seem especially devoted to that cause. The fact that most Catholics disagree with the bishops’ radicalism doesn’t seem to affect their dedication to undermining the rule of law.