sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Can it pass the Touch Test?

FOX News (LINK)

No, you can't make this stuff up. And this is not a breaking story. The British Intelligence Service put this out about six months ago. However, since the fundamentalist Muslims continue their attacks on the United States, I thought I'd revisit it -- but it's politically incorrect to say so because if you do, you are an bigoted, Islamophobic, xenophobic racist.

According to the Sun (UK) (also reported by Fox News), Islamic female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect.
The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women's breasts during plastic surgery — making them "virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines."
It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures.
MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male bombers.
"Women suicide bombers recruited by Al Qaeda are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery," Terrorist expert Joseph Farah claims.
Inez Sainz - Dangerous only to football players 
NOT A KNOWN TERRORIST
Islamic women wearing burquas (black tents)
MAY BE TERRORISTS

According to Fox News: "The discovery of these methods was made after London-educated Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab came close to blowing up an airliner in the U.S. on Christmas Day. He had stuffed explosives inside his underpants. Hours after he had failed, Britain's intelligence services began to pick up "chatter" emanating from Pakistan and Yemen that alerted MI5 to the creation of the lethal implants."

The lethal explosives called PETN are inserted inside plastic shapes during the operation, before the breast is then sewn up.

Top surgeons have confirmed the feasibility of the explosive implants.

Explosive experts allegedly told MI5 that a sachet containing as little as five ounces of PETN could blow "a considerable hole" in an airline's skin, causing it to crash. The Islamic terrorist female would presumably place her breasts against the bulkhead of the airplane and detonate the body-packed explosive.

I asked an expert whether trained "touchers" at airports could detect these explosives. Sadly, no, they can't. 

Israel profiles the passengers who board its El Al jets. Much as Islamic Terrorists would like to blow those aircraft and their passengers out of the sky, they haven't succeeded.  To quote El Al: "As a target for many decades, El Al employs stringent security procedures, both on the ground and on board its aircraft. These effective, though sometimes controversial, procedures have won El Al a reputation for security."

I suspect that Inez Sainz could board an El Al passenger aircraft with scrutiny -- but not much screening. The ladies pictured below her would likely be profiled off the jet.

Which brings me to my point. Juan Williams, recently fired from NPR for suggesting that people on an airplane in Islamic garb worry him, was correct. Electronic and other profiling measures work. Whether or not the US is prepared to deny a flight to people based on legitimate profiling is something else.  In this day and age of the possibility of implant bombing, maybe we need to follow the Israeli's lead.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do fundamentalist Muslims love the US now?

Think about it -- they should.

We've pumped $10,000,000,000.00 into Pakistan in direct aid (not including "soft money") since September 11, 2001.... and there is no love what-so-ever.


We've DUMPED a lot more money than that into Afghanistan, and the Karzai government detests us for our presence -- but keep that cash flowing. And lately they seem to be getting cozy with Iran, an enemy of the United States.

The most common name for newborn babies in Great Britain is - Mohammad. No, you can't make this stuff up (LINK - CNN).

The City of New York and Mayor Bloomberg rolled out the red carpet for a 9/11 Victory Mosque at Ground Zero as a tribute and shrine to the fallen hijackers. Barack Hussein Obama himself seemed to feel as though it was a great idea.


We elected Barack Hussein Obama to be the President. He's a Muslim when it's convenient, a Black Liberation Theologist (angry black person) when it's not -- so who really knows? But the Muslims should be happy. He rubs elbows with Louis Farakham, leader of the Nation of Islam in the US and seems to really like Middle East dictators.

US policy makers decided that keeping us dependent on foreign oil is a great idea - note that we are NOT drilling in ANWR to try and move the country into an energy independent status. Note the recommendation for "Sleeping with the Devil" by Robert Baer, available on Amazon.com.

To spite all that, I'm simply not feeling much love from fundamentalist Muslims.


Monday, October 25, 2010

What is the Tea Party?

What is the Tea Party?

That's a bit more difficult to define than "Why is the Tea Party?"

A MAJORITY of Americans are outraged that Congressional leaders would demand that the party in power sign an $800 billion stimulus bill without reading it. If you're one of those Americans, you'd find people just like you in the Tea Party.

A MAJORITY of Americans feel that the ObamaCare program is bad for them and bad for the nation. This is another one of those Trillion dollar investments where Congressional leaders mandated that the party in power sign without reading. If you agree that ObamaCare was a horrible solution to the problem the nation faces with escalating healthcare costs, you're going to find people just like you in the Tea Party.

A MAJORITY of Americans feel that the Federal Government is simply too big and doesn't respond to their concerns as citizens, as parents, as co-participants in the Republic. If you think that the Feds need to devolve some of their power to the States where the buck can stop a bit closer to home so you can have a voice in what's done, you'd feel at home in a Tea Party gathering.

Today, A MAJORITY of Americans believe that Barack Hussein Obama does not represent the best interests of the citizens of the United States. If you agree with that statement, you'd feel like you are with friends when you're marching with people from the Tea Party.

The Tea Party represents the MAJORITY of Americans. They have no headquarters, there is no leader, there are no dues, nobody will hand you a machine-made sign or an "envelope" with cash in it for showing up and expressing yourself. Its ranks are made up of independents, Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, the young, the old, those in between, the rich, the poor, the middle class, all races are there, most religions (except for the Satanists, I think) are represented. They clean up after themselves when they march and don't leave trash around, they sing patriotic songs and want to see the government do what the Constitution says it should do.



The Tea Party (like it or not) is America.

(H/T MAINFO for the banner photo above) ###

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Firing, Hiring and so forth



Billionaire liberal (and former Nazi) George Soros donated $1,800,000 to National Public Radio on October 18th. The money was earmarked by Soros for NPR to hire 100 new reporters for a project targeting state governments called "Impact of Government." (sort of a 'let's eliminate the 10th Amendment call to arms)

With the Soros-inspired firing of Journalist Juan Williams from NPR, they're looking to hire 101 new reporters. Firing Williams, a liberal who may not be liberal enough, sends a signal to prospective NPR hires. They'd better stay on the LIBERAL side of the line in any reporting they do. Therefore NPR has set itself up along with rags like Mother Jones Magazine as one that will tell the side of the story that is designed to help make the news rather than to merely report it -- the way George Soros wants to see it made and reported. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Culture - Extremists

Yes, I shamelessly lifted Andrew Klavan: The Extremists are Coming! from Euripides (LINK). I did this because I thought that the 'definitions' being cast by the mainstream media are so skewed that another source for this youtube video might be helpful to blog readers who might not yet have drifted to Euripides' blog.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stimulus Hoax - and thoughts on jobs

The occupation that Barack Hussein Obama seems to think was the most valuable to society is that of the  community organizer/agitator. Surprisingly enough, it is the only actual job he ever held. Many people, not just me, would consider that job one that only a parasite would take. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama all fit comfortably into the role of social parasite. That we elected one of these human leaches president is a problem we have to live with for another two years.

The Washington Post published a disturbing interview that you might want to read for yourself. I will comment on it below. It deals with jobs, the stimulus, etc.

Some in Washington DC crow that the $800,000,000,000.00 stimulus spending saved jobs. I don't know. Nobody knows. I do know that of the $110,000,000 spent from the stimulus bill to save jobs in the City of Los Angeles that it cost $2.2 million per minimum wage job to be either created or saved for one year. (Source: Los Angeles Times - previously discussed and sourced on this blog)

If you presume that it only costs $2.2 million dollars for government to create a minimum wage job for one year, then we come to a number of around SIX HUNDRED BILLION dollars to create the three million jobs that Obama claimed he saved. Not all of the stimulus money has been spent so one may speculate may be right, based on numbers alone...but he lied.
Only a community organizer with no grounding in reality would consider that spending $2.2 million per minimum wage job for one year is a bargain.
However, according to the Washington Post article above, Obama casually admitted that his claim last year that his stimulus spending bill would create 3.5 million "shovel-ready jobs" was not true.

Fox News played six video clips from different Obama speeches bragging that his $787 billion stimulus bill would create millions of "shovel-ready jobs." Now, Obama admits that those things he talked about never existed.

Columnist Mark Shields commented, "How would you like to be a Democratic member of the House fighting for your life right now, getting hit over the head for having voted for the stimulus bill, and have the president say in the New York Times Sunday magazine, 'There's no such thing as shovel-ready projects'?"

America needs to face the truth that the stimulus is not merely a failure, it was a fake. Obama's ramrodding of ObamaCare through Congress by peddling the narcissistic notion that we should pass it first, and then learn to love it, was a colossal failure as well.

A FAILED PRESIDENT 

As bad as the Jimmy Carter presidency was, Obama has consistently hit new lows, never dreamed of by Carter - who never hated America, he was just incompetent. 

Obama bows to foreign dictators who hate us and apologizes for America at the United Nations. He puts down American exceptionalism. He belittles America's generosity in saving and rebuilding other nations that ask for help after attacks or disaster. He attacks our deeply held religious values. 

The American people were allowed to learn less about Obama than anyone ever elected president. We don't even know, for example, his college grades or who paid his tuition at pricey Harvard and Columbia. The mainstream media betrayed the American people. Chris Matthews and his colleagues seemed caught up in the tingly sensation that ran up their legs.

BACK TO JOBS

It's not easy for a private citizen to create even one job and keep it going for years. Companies run on margins that need to be anticipated if jobs are to be created. It takes years to bring a product to market and nobody really knows if a product will be successful until it actually sells. Creating a government job requires a dozen private jobs with people paying taxes to support that government worker. Will somebody please tell the president that? I don't think he gets it. As Oscar Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas, said of Barack Hussein Obama, "He's a very slow learner."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Explaining Political Morality

I originally posted this on my other blog, My Journey. A friend asked me to put it up here on Virtual Mirage. One reason for the re-blog is the O'Reilly appearance on The View, a leftist love-fest on MSNBC in the morning. So bear with the rant on The View before I settle down to discuss political morality and utopian socialism.


Liberals and progressives anchor their views of political morality in the following three key areas: (1) self-esteem (increasing your self-worth without having to achieve anything; (2) hope (achieving your goals without any real effort) and (3) victimhood (it's not your fault that you haven't achieved anything or made any effort). Nowhere is are the three vicious lies promoted by the liberal media so perniciously spread more than they are on The View

Our cultural focus on enhancing "self-esteem" has resulted in the near-worship of emotions and feelings at the expense of reason and thought; on emphasizing "root causes" and victimhood, instead of demanding that behavior be civilized and that individuals exert self-discipline and self-control--no matter what they are "feeling". The Hollywood hens on The View would have you believe that there is nobility in being a victim. Therefore:
  1. You are not responsible for what happened to you
  2. You are always morally right
  3. You are not accountable to anyone for anything
  4. You are forever entitled to sympathy
  5. You are always justified in feeling moral indignation for being wronged
  6. You never have to be responsible again for anything
The ladies who live in The View exalt themselves in their liberally sanctioned exaltation and refer to the rest of us as people who "live in fly-over country who cling to their guns and religion" and smugly chuckle because we simply can't think as clearly as they do. If we vote liberals from office in November 2, stand by for their retreat to victimhood (see above), because the racist, sexist, Islamaphobic, bigots from fly-over country just didn't get the hope and change.

This ends my present rant on The View.

On, to Political Morality.

A friend of mine who spends a great deal of his time in old China has commented to me that the Chinese people seem to have a gap in their social experience. I explained that something happens when the mind is chained in a multi-generational sense. Children propagandized by dogmatic tyrants have had not only their capacity to think for themselves abrogated; they have had their capacity to make moral choices taken from them. Given fifty or sixty years, it creates a generation of people who need to re-learn morality and the quality of mercy.

The very foundation of capitalism is human freedom in its most classical, liberal tradition. And that frightens American progressives to their very core. Try to explain it and they will deny it with vitriol. Capitalism's incredible production of wealth is the economic side-effect that occurs when political freedom is present. It has been argued, and I agree, that both economic and political freedom are absolute prerequisites for moral behavior.

The moral case for capitalism is not taught in our schools, nor is it argued much in our culture. In fact it has been more or less universally accepted by the intellectual elites that systems such as communism and socialism are "morally superior" to capitalism, hence more "socially just", even though in practice such systems have led to the death and enslavement of millions, and to those unlucky enough not to die from them, they have led to the most horrible shrinking and wasting of the human soul.

Neither socialism nor communism nor any kind of religious fanaticism is compatible with morality at all. If all of one's actions are coerced by the state or religion, or both; if human activity is indoctrinated, legislated, regulated and ordained down to the last minute detail--particularly to the degree we see in other countries of the world --then how can it possibly be argued that one's actions are moral? 

Human behavior under such systems is not voluntarily chosen, but actively coerced. Morality has to be a matter of choice, not mandate. One cannot hold a person responsible for actions that are coerced or forced from him. Morality can only exist when freedom of action exists; and thus moral actions in any field of human endeavor require freedom.

Conduct may only be thought of as moral or immoral when it is freely chosen by the individual. It is only then that the moral significance of the action can be assessed. It is only when we are free to act that we can exercise moral judgement.

Which brings us to a capitalist political/economic system. Only in a free economic system within a free political system is it even possible to be moral, since benevolence toward others, compassion, charity, and generosity cannot exist without freedom. Benevolence, generosity, charity, and compassion that are mandated by the state, or by a religion (on pain of death or other consequence); or by any regulations on behavior; or by force--are meaningless insofar as individual morality is concerned.

The American left's utopian agenda has forgotten that human ambition and the drive to freedom is not as easily crushed or eradicated--as the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century discovered; and as the ones of the 21st will soon realize. 

The human spirit--a spirit which strives always to throw off the shackles hold it down; which constantly veers toward freedom and away from slavery--cannot ever be completely extinguished and will always rise from the ashes of the left's next failed utopian experiment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coming down to the wire!

picture H/T Dale

The mid-term elections are close, the predictions for Democrats are dire, and the political claims being thrown out by the 'party of transparency' are tantamount to asking the Republicans if they've stopped beating their wives yet. Rhetoric designed to distort and obfuscate is not new in America and it's dejure in politics, but it's getting nasty.

Democratic candidates, loath to identify themselves with Zero are paying the Clinton Machine to swing through town, blurt out epithets and unbridled support for the one paying for it and then the Machine moves on to the next whistle stop.

Politics as usual? Yeah. Nothing is new here, or is it?

The Democrats being fed back their own socialist rants and votes for the past two years stings. BUT the mainstream Republicans - those who survived the primary process - are reassessing their positions and perhaps their futures in light of a large number of born-again conservatives who actually demand that they DO something.

Doing something according to the spontaneous wave of political action across the country means that politicians will be HELD ACCOUNTABLE by the electorate. What a concept? Can Washington DC survive?

The public demands:
  • No more un-funded legislation. If you can't pay for it without raising taxes, you shouldn't vote for it.
  • A repeal of ObamaCare and a revisitation of healthcare reform that doesn't include socialized medicine.
  • A reduction in discretionary spending.
  • A responsible reduction in entitlement spending focused heavily on Medicaid/Medicare. And changes in Social Security that will keep the system solvent.
  • Support for America's allies, wherever they are. Firm and unwavering opposition to our enemies - and the wisdom to decide who is who.
  • Closing America's southern border with Mexico to illegal immigration/narcotics/human trafficking/organized crime, etc. And a guest worker program that makes sense. Elimination of the "anchor baby" program and deportation of Illegal aliens (if they're not guest workers).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just HOW Stupid?

How stupid does the Democratic Party think that the country is?


How stupid do Muslims think the rest of us are?

"Islam is only a misunderstood religion of peace!"  Perhaps they are every bit as "peaceful" as any religion could possibly be that intends to dominate the world, kill all those 'infidels' who will not submit to their ideology; and install sharia law to eliminate political, economic and social freedom from the face of the earth.

How stupid to Politicians think that the rest of us are?

Now this is an interesting question because it's a problem for ALL politicians. People are waking up to debt that is so extreme that the very fabric of the nation may tear apart because of it. Social Security and Medicare are bankrupt. ObamaCare is so dreadfully expensive that the rampant debt it will accrue is unimaginable -- yet the hope and change people keep pimping socialism as the solution.

How stupid do Mexicans think that Americans are?

The answer is, very frigging stupid. Even as Mexicans build a wall on their southern border in an attempt to curb illegal immigration from Central and South America, they lobby the United States NOT to build a wall and Americans appear to listen. Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the world (per capita) and in absolute numbers is second only to Mexico City. Cross-border organized crime, narcotics smuggling and human trafficking are rampant and the American President wants to make everyone a citizen. -- the Mexicans may be right.

How stupid does Barack Hussein Obama think that the rest of us are?

The answer is that he believes that he's the smartest guy on the planet (as a pathological narcissist) and all he has to do is tell a lie and the rest of us are obliged to believe it.



How stupid do the Iranians think that the US is?

Evidence indicates that they think we're a nation of soft cowards. Clearly if you look at Congress and Obama, we're all of that. They fully intend to build and deploy nuclear weapons with which they will dominate the Persian Gulf and the Middle East and trust that we will stand by and do nothing. Based on what the US Administration is saying, they're right about us.



Monday, October 11, 2010

The Obama Town Hall Pageant

Did you ever want to bask in the aura of "the one"? I don't think you'll ever get the opportunity unless you pass the screening process at backstage.com. National Review reports that in order to join in the audience at a "town hall meeting with Obama" that you first need to be screened as an extra by Hollywood professionals to insure you meet the demographic and won't ask any embarrassing questions. You can apply by contacting townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com

If you fit this demographic, don't bother to apply.

I was just a little shocked to learn that the Democratic Party is not paying for participation in this pageant. Usually being part of a hollywood event where you speak lines requires pay as you work to earn your Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) card. The SEIU marchers are paid. The IBEW marchers are paid. ACORN workers are paid in narcotics, with prostitutes or cash as we have learned. (ACORN is now defunct) What's wrong with these cheap suckers in the Democratic Party? 

If you're black or are an elitist liberal from San Francisco 
or Martha's Vineyard, you might make the cut.

Ok, you can stand there with the machine made signs, cheer and shout for Obama if you make the demographic cut! Vanity Fair Magazine (linked) has an interesting article on how to pass the screening cut to make it on an Obama Town Hall Pageant. Vanity Fair suggests the following:

• Do: Be attractive, but not ostentatiously so.
• Don’t: Wear any Revolutionary War regalia in your photo submission.
• Do: Seem intellectual, but not elite; imply engagement, but not enragement; appear politically active, but not a threat to yourself or others.
• Don’t: Use the words “Nazi,” “Stalinst,” “Marxist,” “Hitler-esque,” “Himmler-y,” or “Goebbels-ish”—in the affirmative or the negative—in describing your political views.
• Do: Make sure you were not previously on any other MTV programs.
• Don’t: Work for Andrew Breitbart’s Web site.

If, for whatever reason, you are not selected despite following our guidelines, you may always ask your question on Twitter. There are no hard and fast rules for submissions-via-tweet, although we’d recommend avoiding excessive acronyms, emoticons, or SarahPalinUSA @-replies.


MAY attend an Obama Town Hall Pageant

May NOT attend an Obama Town Hall Pageant.

"At this moment the entire group of people broke into a deep, slow, rhythmical chant of ‘B-B! …B-B!’ — over and over again, very slowly, with a long pause between the first ‘B’ and the second-a heavy, murmurous sound, somehow curiously savage, in the background of which one seemed to hear the stamp of naked feet and the throbbing of tom-toms. For perhaps as much as thirty seconds they kept it up. It was a refrain that was often heard in moments of overwhelming emotion. Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise. Winston’s entrails seemed to grow cold. In the Two Minutes Hate he could not help sharing in the general delirium, but this sub-human chanting of ‘B-B! …B-B!’ always filled him with horror. Of course he chanted with the rest: it was impossible to do otherwise. To dissemble your feelings, to control your face, to do what everyone else was doing, was an instinctive reaction."- 
Orwell, 1984


If you are able to make the cut and can attend the town hall pageant, you too may come to love Barack Hussein Obama...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Feminism

Once upon a time, the women’s Movement and the civil rights movement stood up proudly to support and encourage their respective constituencies to stop being victims and to stand up for their rights under the law. Equality then meant equal opportunity to achieve, not equal outcome.

For too long, that promise had been withheld from these groups. The idea was that women and any minority should enjoy the same basic freedoms and equal opportunity in a country that prided itself on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every individual. In America, all human beings, regardless of their gender or color or religion or ethnic background should enjoy the blessings of our liberty and be free to pursue their happiness.

America's founding fathers were light-years ahead of their time and they left a way to amend 'wrongs'. The American ability to compromise on important issues and their capability to find an acceptable path kept the nation together and made it stronger. Though imperfect at times, compromise is often a process rather than an absolute.

"I am woman, hear me roar--in numbers too big to ignore...." That was the motto in the 60's. Feminist intellectuals argued that women need NOT be victims; and feminist activists told all women to stand up and live up to the best within themselves; and insisted they be judged not on their gender, but on their merit and capabilities.

The Feminist Movement has never realized that the mission had been mostly accomplished. The women who want to become professionals, or do anything for that matter, can do it, including becoming wives and mothers if they choose. The war is won, but the Feminist Movement continues to battle on, oblivious to that fact.

Why?

The modern Women's Movement exists to enable and expand the cult of victimhood that they have created among women. Feminists have now dedicated their lives to convincing women that they really don't have any power; aren't capable of living and working equally among men; and encouraging them in demanding the "rights" that will ensure women who embrace their party line will be regarded by any person of reason and responsibility as complete losers and whiners.

Today, Feminists must be Democrats, firmly standing to the left of mainstream America. If you're not, you are not a woman who counts. Consider Sarah Palin, the woman that the Feminists continually seek to co-opt and demonize. If you happen to disagree with them on any issue you don’t count and are instantly labeled a traitor to your gender; and their most vile and derogatory remarks are reserved especially for you.

Feminists today are not happy campers. In fact, as women advanced and made real progress and became less discriminated against; broke those glass ceilings etc., the feminists that once cheered them on became more and more shrill and irritable. Women’s success and achievement of equality of opportunity meant that the feminist movement itself was becoming irrelevant! 

Where once they wanted to erase the real barriers that prevented women from being all they could be; now, the feminists demanded that reality itself must bow to their demands. They insist that real biological or physiological differences between women and men don’t exist and that to address these differences is blatant sexism. They have basically identified reality itself as one of the key “oppressors” of women.
photo courtesy of Atlas Shrugs (Pam Geller)

The modern Feminist's movement has insensibly embraced Islam fully and completely. Islam is the single greatest oppressor of women on the planet. Women undergo forced clitorectomies in the millions, women are subjected to treatment that most of us would consider SLAVERY in the Islamic World, women don't have any rights at all in these countries that the Feminists seem to embrace (from a distance).

I just don't get it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Why I Joined the Tea Party

I'm not a cause person. I don't join clubs nor could you even consider me a "fringe" player by any stretch of the imagination.

I started working after school at age 14 and have been working ever since.

I served in the US Military, became an officer and fought in both large and small wars. Men around me were killed but I survived. They died because they believed in the United States, they honored the people who live on free soil today and gave their last full measure of devotion.

I retired from a district attorney's office and then started a business. Today I'm a small business owner.

I've raised four girls and have two (and a half) grandchildren.

So you might dismiss my credibility because I'm one of those people who insensibly clings to God and guns in this enlightened age where it's all gone out of fashion.

I listen to the Old Media on the evening news and know that they lie -- all the time. And I'm tired of it.

I listen to Washington Politicians who don't want to debate a single spending bill - and "deem" them passed because they are in the majority. Nobody reads the big ones, they simply whore their vote to The Party. And they claim to represent me.

So I showed up at the first Tea Party rallies. They were not racist events, they were not Islamaphobic events, but they were groups of people who took time off work to stand and be counted.

The Tea Party believes that government is too big, and that decisions should be made at the LOWEST possible level in our federated system to make people accountable. They believe that the people in Congress have lost focus and don't know who they represent anymore. They are not pro-Republican or pro-Democrat, but they're clearly opposed to the vile place that our constituted officials are taking the country. They're constitutionalists for the most part and feel that there's no place for Marxism or socialism in our nation's leadership.

The Old Media makes a big deal about what the Tea Party believes or doesn't believe, and they do this because they really hate us. The fact is that the Tea Party isn't a political party. There is no leader. There are no meetings. There are no dues paid. There is no roster. There is no slogan or tag line that you can sling on the people who are part of it. 

When you go to a Tea Party event, you'll find people of all races with signs they made themselves. Usually, they had to take off work to attend. There are no union busses with paid union thugs and machine made signs there. There are more women than men in my experience. The participants reflect the national racial demographic. All faiths are present. Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Sikhs, and even Muslims. If you say, "hi", they'll say "hi" back and at the end of the day, they'll pick up any trash they find and they'll take it with them. They are people who don't feel a sense of entitlement. They are people who under other circumstances would just as soon NOT show up at a political demonstration. In the main, they are the same type of people who stood on Lexington Green and faced the red coated British troops. They're doctors, shop owners, lawyers, brick layers, carpenters, school teachers, police officers, disabled veterans, nurses, bakers, etc.  And because of that, they terrify Washington.

They are willing to work to oust Republican Party hacks who are part of the problem.  They are willing to vote out anyone who promotes socialism as a preferred method of government. Let the chips fall where they may.

There are more now and the numbers swell with every dastardly act by a run-away Congress. 



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mexico - Violence against Americans Increases

Mexico is a very violent place these days with MOST of that violence going unreported in the press. Much of that under-reporting can be attributed to retribution against reporters who tell a story that the cartels don't want to have told.

FOX NEWS carried a story today about the Hartleys, a husband and wife on vacation from Colorado, who were jet skiing on Falcon Lake, Texas. Falcon Lake is a dammed section of the Rio Grande that straddles the border. The border is marked by 14 partially submerged concrete towers that mark the Rio Grande's path before the lake was created in 1954. Mexican pirates operate on the lake, robbing Americans at gunpoint and the murder of a Colorado man seemed to be treated as -- business as usual. His wife barely survived.

Last Thursday, gunmen kidnapped 22 men who were traveling together in Mexico's Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, authorities said Saturday. The group was looking for a place to stay when they were abducted according to Fernando Monreal, director of state investigative police in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located.

(FOXNews.com) After Rober Krentz was gunned down while tending to his ranch Saturday morning, police suspect an illegal immigrant is to blame and a $15,000 reward is being offered for information by the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association leading to an arrest. Cochise County authorities believe Krentz was killed by an illegal immigrant who then fled to Mexico. Foot tracks were identified and followed approximately 20 miles south to the Mexico border by county, state and federal authorities.

The Obama Administration doesn't seem too concerned that Phoenix is the leads the world in kidnappings (per capita) and is only exceeded by Mexico City in absolute numbers. In fact, I have YET to hear outrage from the American President over this situation -- that may be because he wants to see the kidnappers become American Citizens so they can vote for the Democratic Party candidate of their choice.


The situation in Mexico is completely out of control. I don't think there's anything that we can do about it but it can be remedied on the US side of the border by creating a quarantine zone along the border and by deporting illegal aliens found in the US. 

Thereafter guest worker programs and orderly/managed border security will keep these undesirable elements OUT of the Untied States.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saving the world is a big frigging deal!

Celebrate the regime of obama, pelosi and reid!

Here's some weekend entertainment -- toe tapping music.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Michelle Obama on the Campaign Trail

The First Lady will begin her campaign tour to help the Democratic Party win re-election is set to kick off on October 13 in Chicago. There is a strong possibility of a turn out to see the Michelle Obama in Chicago because there are a lot of black people and union members who feel that they owe the Obama Family for their benefits, provided "free" by the government.

She came out and said that she was proud of the USA and felt like an American for the first time when she became First Lady. Other than that, her life of privilege was a sincere grind. There were the political give-me jobs where she just had to show up and collect a paycheck because he political husband voted for something and that was simply the graft delivery device. The mansions she lived in and the BIG mansion she currently lives in at taxpayer expense somehow have never measured up. 

We've heard that she isn't all that pleased with her current job. I suspect that she's not going on enough vacations - but I doubt that she'll carp about that while campaigning in Democratic Party enclaves (to insure a turn-out). I don't think that anyone believes she'll come close to Glenn Beck's numbers in drawing a crowd. Then again, it depends on how many people they can budget. Transportation/bussing, a sack lunch, machine-made signs and the direct pay for participation of the throngs of supporters can be a drain on campaign funds. But if it's for the First Lady, maybe they'll open the purse strings and make her feel welcome!

The obese are not welcome at Michelle's campaign rallies. IF you are overweight and IF you show up, you are likely to be pointed out by the First Lady as an object of derision in much the same way as she has shown America that her children are almost hopelessly fat. I don't see it, personally, but Michelle clearly does.

Does excluding fat people from a Michelle Obama rally equate to a loss of votes for candidates she's campaigning for in November? I doubt it. I can't imagine that a Michelle Obama endorsement of any candidate would change the outcome of an election in any meaningful way. The only thing it might do is COST the Democratic candidate a few votes.

As a counter balance, the Democrat will have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the charming Mrs. Obama. What a genuine treat!

When the First Lady leaves the umbrella of the Chicago political machine, she'll head to Los Angeles to whip up support for Barbara Boxer (D-CA). (LINK) "National Democrats are clearly so nervous about Californians' distaste for Barbara Boxer and her nearly three-decade political career of supporting job-killing policies and failing the people of California that they are forced to send in reinforcements," said her spokeswoman, Andrea Saul. Sending Michelle Obama, an angry black woman, to "reinforce" Boxer is like dropping a large bomb down the smoke stack of the SS Titanic after it's been sliced open by an iceberg. But the Democratic Party is down to that to try and rescue Boxer's senate seat.