Friday, June 16, 2006

PC Gone Wild, Film at 11:15

'Slave' label gets village re-enactor ousted

Even the Flint NAACP President Frances Gilcreast isn't up in arms, but the PC Police are.

"That's a tough one," Gilcreast said. "I can understand both sides of that issue."

Hat tip North Coast Online

PC Gone Wild, Film at 11

What's more important the message or the messenger? From whats happened to two students at a Northport, NY, H.S., we can deduce the messenger. The story.

Seems two High School kids quoted Hitler in the Yearbook. Yes sounds frightening doesn't it? But the quotes where not racist or anti Semitic. One was "Strength lies not in defense, but in attack." Gee just before we invaded Iraq about 85% of Americans were screaming those words. The other was "The great masses of people ... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one." This one was a surprise I didn't know Hitler had said that. I thought it was FDR or another president, or their press secretaries. But it rings true, just look at the copies of the "Star" and “Enquire” sold for proof of that. The ironic part is the last quote is used in a strategy Game called Civilization IV I play. A voice that sounds like Leonard Nemor quotes people each time you discover a new technology. I'm sure he didn't know it was Hitler, maybe we should recall the game?
Compton's father, Steven, said that his son meant no harm in picking the quote. "I guess he didn't seriously consider the source; he was more interested in the quote," he said. "He's a child."

"More interested in the quote." He's not alone. I'll take it that Compton was the one that used the great masses one. Well, look at the American public they sure prove it true. "He's a child", and out of the mouth of babes.

Now is the up roar over the author of the quotes or does it hit to close to home with truths that we'd rather ignore. Then again it could just be PC Gone Wild.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Presidential Speech I'd Like to Hear

For some time now this Great Republic has been divided. It is time to rectify this, and not the way others have proposed.

We must ask ourselves why we are divided. With deep sole searching, at least within myself I see the major reason as ourselves, we are to blame, not the right nor the left but we as individuals. Not intentionally but, as they say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. We have forced ideological minorities to obey our will. We have favored one group of peoples over others. We are called red states and blue states, with so much diversity within our country there will always be contrasting views and opinions. The problem arises from one view imposing their will on others, weather red, blue, green, or purple. It is time to stop doing so.

For to long now politicians have given taxpayer money away to buy votes. Those who benefit do not realize that their newfound fortune was taken from someone else, at times forcibly. Those in DC have voted to take away from one state to give to another. We have lined our pockets with stolen money. Oh we say it’s not stolen, but tax money. But yet how much choice do those who’s money is our pockets have? Some may say this is a democracy, and that the majority rules. Without limits what is the difference from democracy and a mob? To barrow a saying from a Libertarian "Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

This nation has made many promises to past and present generations, yet I can see no greater evil on our part then to burden our children with our transgressions. Therefore ways must be implemented so that our children do not bare a yoke we ourselves have place on their shoulders.

Many now or expect social security and Medicare to be there for them, and it is a promise the federal government most honor. Those who would rather be dependant upon themselves and family may opt out. Those that do so will be given the full amount that they paid into the system, but not the employers half. Upon deposit of the funds it is understood that the individual is nolonger eligible for any federal assistance that falls under Social Security. Those under the age of 18 will be given any funds paid into it back, the program will be fazed out. The sytem will take care of those it has promised to do so for. Many will ask how it is to be funded. A trust fund run by several investment groups will have complete control of the monies. The running of the Social Security Administration will be funded by the trust. No Congressman or government organization may use or touch in anyway the trust fund. The rules and regulations that apply to private business retirment funds such as 401Ks will also apply to Sociual Security. The lost money (those opting out) shall be replaced by a National Lottery. All funds from the lottery will be transferred into the trust. Again NO congressman may in anway touch or devert it. When the trust is nolonger needed any remaining balance will go directly into paying down the debt.

The Federal govermnent has become so intertwined in everyday life that a large minority of people consider it to now be “Big Brother”. We must reverse this trend. All social programs mandated by the Federal Government will stay in effect for the next year . During this time each state will take complete control of all of them but receive the federal funding that each has gotten in the past. After “x” amount of time the federal funding will stop and each state shall decide what programs are best for it’s citizens. At this date the Federal employees may be hired as state employees or seek transfers within the Federal Government.

What is good for the children of North Carolina is not necessarily good for those in New York. The same goes for Texas and Rhode Island and so on. The Federal Government will nolonger pry into the eduction in any state, so long as it does not violate the Constitution. Each State is responsible for the welfare of it’s citizens, how ever those citizens want to define welfare is up to them.

The Income Tax as we know it should be abolished, to many Americans spend countedless hours going over forms and regulations, it is a burden to families. A flat teired tax should be inacted not as a law or regulation but an Admendment to the Constitution, short and simple. Congress’s ability to modify the rates, will be curtailed by the dependance of each states ratification.

By giving control of policies to smaller groups (states) the wounds of division shall heal. Each state on social issues may plot it’s own course, not imposing as many people to one ideology but giving citizens a choice. It shall not be a winner take all mentality. Citizens with like minds may move to where they are happy. Yes deversity is important, but forced obeinance to a opposite or differing views is not diversity but mental enslavement. So long as the rights out lined in the Constitution for the individual or even the several states are not violated then the federal government has no right to interfere.

As Benjimen Franklin said "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

Our Founding Fathers knew the dangers of a strong central Government, yet they knew to some extent it was necessary. In times of war and in today’s world, even in peace a strong federal government is needed to protect us from forgein invasion and aggression. Though in an idealistic world Thomas Jefferson’s words “Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto”, would be will to be followed. Yet the world is not so tame. This is the main responsibility of the Federal Government and with the everyday lives of the people in the hands of the states or the people themselves the federal government can focus on what it should be focusing on, the safety and protection of the states as a collective. That being said no longer will the President send troops to war unless Congress declares it. Congress shall never shirk its duties for political safety again.

Good night America, I've got to get up early tomorow and FINALLY read the Constitution.

Studies that Support the Status Quo v.s. Studies with Sollutions

Since I've lived in Western York I've noticed that the cities and counties love spending tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars on studies on how to become efficient (I'd say more efficient but that implies something that's simply not true). But it's not the study they paid thousands for, but the "results" that they wanted. Can you say Status quo?

When I was stationed at the Federal Building in Buffalo back in the late 80's a GSA employee had told me, that at one time GSA worked on it's own vehicle fleet. Then they were asked to do a cost analysis on contracting it out. They did it according to the criteria that DC sent them. They felt great, it showed they were cheaper. A couple of weeks later they were told to do another, but with different criteria, once again they were cheaper. Alas, several more weeks and another with, yes another set of criteria. This one got DC the results it wanted, and now work is contracted out.

Free Buffalo has put together a study for them for free with real solutions. It didn't cost the taxpayers a dime and if implented would save them more then a dime.

Supporting Deserters is not Supporting the Troops

The Buffalo News has a piece on the piece Cindy Sheehan and the honoring/support of army deserters.

Now I'm sure her son would have approved of her honoring those who abandoned their Brothers in Arms. After all "we signed up for the college, not to serve". It's one thing to protest the war, but to honor those that desert?

When Desert Shield and to a greater extent Desert Strom started, there where several instances of servicemen protesting and refusing to go. My fellow Marines(myself included) had and still have complete contempt for these so called soldiers. They where not here to serve their country but to suck the benifits they could. But once the price was due they bailed. And now Sheehan and a group of others will hold a rally to support them?

It had mentioned her trip to Venezuela.
She defends her trip to Venezuela, expressing gratitude to Chavez for mobilizing Latin Americans against the war. She said she feels an obligation to "show the world that Americans don't support what our leaders are doing. World leaders should resist the empire of the United States that oppresses people."

Oppresses people? Did she look around Venezuela? Or was she given "government" sponsored tours? Maybe she should ask some citizens of Venezuela what happens when "they" protest (their own government). Did she ever think that (socialist) Chavez hates the US not for the war but because of our Capitalism? Our schools need to start teaching critical thinking skills. But that's another rant.

One of the many great things about the Freedom of Speech is that it exposes idiots. Unfortunately there’s no short supply of them, and they tend to attract each other.
"The pro-war side for a long time managed to effectively paint antiwar folks as being unpatriotic, and not concerned with the troops. Cindy managed to give the lie to all that."

Actually Cindy's was doing some of the painting herself.
Sheehan has also drawn criticism nationwide for her January appearance with Chavez, who stood next to her chanting: "Down with the U.S. empire!"

But I guess if you dislike Capitalism, and Free Enterprise the only thing you hear in that chant is Down with Empires. To bad the audience in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America herd "Down with America". Chavez must have loved it. After all for quasi dictators to stay in power they most rally the populace against a perceived enemy weather real or not is unimportant. Look at history for the proof, Lenin and Stalin (the rich and royalty), Hitler (Jews, and Western Europe) Mussolini (The rich), almost all governments in Africa.
"I can't be fazed by the attacks. Burying my son and surviving - that is the worst thing that can happen to a mother or a parent. Everything else gets put in perspective."

No you've become obsessed and narrow-minded. A fanatic who will stop at nothing to further a cause. With blinders on, happily ignoring any negative repercussions of your actions. If the repercussions only effected you it wouldn't matter, but unfortunately when you entered the international spotlight it effects the whole country, let those the general public have elected screw it up. They diffenantly don't need any help.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Big Foot's Cousin Clubs Penguin!!!

PETA should be protesting and petitioning the government to ban this soon.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What's going on at our Southern Boarder...Really?

The primary role of the Federal Government is to protect us from foreign invasion and harm from others. It has become so involved in our daily lives that it is incapable of even doing a half @%% job of its primary responsibilities. Much like a child who is trying to do several things at once, it winds up running around in circles, with none of the tasks done right. To stay in office, politicians have promised to make everyone happy, and voters ignorantly believe it’s possible. Maybe this was the original reason the founders had only landowners vote.

Recently I’ve come across several Web sites about the Boarder Patrol, mainly “U.S. Border Patrol Local 2544”.
Welcome. Local 2544 officers are all Border Patrol agents. We represent other Border Patrol agents and non-supervisory employees in the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, covering most of the state of Arizona. We are the largest local in the Border Patrol.

Seems our federal government not only forgets about those in the Armed Forces who make sacrifices, but also in the Border Patrol, this is a sad example.

Why we don’t hear about the poor support the border patrol gets is dumbfounding. Where is the press? To busy following their masters around? Ah just like the good lap dogs they are. After all what’s more important, the agents getting shot at or a bunch of pompous politicians, at a $500.00 a plate fundraiser?

What’s really disturbing is at the Border Patrols site;

President Bush is doing back flips to assure the hypocritical El Presidente Fox that America will not "militarize" the border. We didn't realize that Fox was running things here. Is the Mexican government paying for any of this? Of course not. Further, Fox has already "militarized" the border. Mexico has plenty of troops on the border. We know this because we see them all the time and they shoot at us with rather large .50 caliber rifles. All we can do is hope their aim is bad, run from them, and then watch as the cowards from our government hide from the issue, and their government lies about them even being there. So........if Fox is so concerned with the "militarization" of the border perhaps he should start on his side of the border.

Hold on here did he say, “Fox has already "militarized" the border. Mexico has plenty of troops on the border. We know this because we see them all the time and they shoot at us with rather large .50 caliber rifles.”

From reading this, it sounds like a episode of “F Troupe”.
Credible reports indicate that the U.S. government is spying on border volunteers such as the Minutemen, and passing the intelligence on to the Mexican government.

Now what’s going on here? If the Fed’s are reporting the positions of minutemen, and the Border Patrol agents are saying the Mexican Army is firing on them. What happens when a minuteman gets shot? Let alone the implication that Mexico is firing 50 cal’s at our Border Patrol Officers.

Maybe those responsible for our national security and safety should concentrate on our borders rather then what Johnny’s reading in class, and let the states take care of that.

But then this border issue isn’t new to Congress

February 22, 2002


My name is David J. Stoddard; I am a resident of Cochise County, Arizona. I served my country for 30 years, first as a soldier in the U.S. Army and then as U.S. Border Patrol Agent for 27 years.

I have no personal interest in illegal immigration or in U.S. drug policy except as a patriotic citizen of the United States. I am not being paid or influenced by any entity whatsoever for my testimony submitted to you this day.

There has been a great deal of debate recently over needed changes in U.S. Immigration Law. The United States has the most liberal immigration policies in the entire world. Our laws are designed to protect the American public from criminals, subversives, terrorists, disease, the insane and from those who are likely to become public charges. There are no U.S. laws designed specifically to exclude any deserving person from legally immigrating to the United States. Any person may legally immigrate unless he or she falls within an excludable class. This is for the public good. If existing laws were enforced as intended, there would be no need for new laws.

Currently the United States admits more people as immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers than all the other countries in the world combined. Right now one-fifth of the U.S. population is a foreign born or dependant child of foreign born residents. Since the 2000 Census, the population of the United States has increased by 3 million people according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to various Mexican media and official Mexican government sources, the country of Mexico has 18 million of its citizens residing illegally in the United States at this very minute. Mexico claims to have 30 million persons of Mexican descent in the United States. I have no reason not to believe these claims.

According to official U.S. I. & N.S. estimates, Mexicans comprise only 54% of the total number of illegal aliens within the United States. Again, I have no reason to dispute these figures. I hope this gives you some kind of perspective as to the great influence illegal immigration has upon our society.

Since I have lived and worked on the Mexican border all of my life, I am most familiar with the problems presented by illegal Mexican immigration and I would like to focus on that aspect.

- According to former Chief of Police, Ruben Ortega, 80% of the street level drug dealers in Salt Lake City, Utah are illegal Mexican Aliens. I believe we can extrapolate that percentage to any major city in the Southwest.

- According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, 24% of those incarcerated in the United States are foreign born, most of them Mexicans.

- According to the California State authorities, that state must build the equivalent of one grammar school a day in order to accommodate the population growth of school aged children, again, largely due to illegal immigrants, most of whom are illegal Mexicans.

I submit to you that Mexico has instituted policies which encourage its citizens to sneak into the United States.

For example:

- Mexico has discontinued the government subsidies for propane, diesel, tortillas, beans, electricity, housing, bread and commodities for poor people.

- Mexico has opened additional consulates in practically every state in the union in order to assist its citizens obtain U.S. benefits, "rights" and to assure legal help in the instances of "discrimination" in employment, law enforcement and in any other legal matter.

- Lawyers retained at the behest of Mexican officials quickly take civil action against any U.S. citizen who chooses to protect himself or his property against illegal Mexicans. This is designed to deter any interference by U.S. residents in the free flow of aliens and drugs across our borders.

- Mexican school children, from the primary grades, are taught that the United States "stole" (from Mexico) the land now called California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Utah. Furthermore, these children are taught that were it not for the United States "stealing" California and the gold therein, that Mexico would be a superpower today. I have heard that with my own ears. That is no exaggeration.

- The President of Mexico actively encourages its citizens to illegally emigrate to the U.S. and in fact frequently refers to those who do so as "heroes".

- I can give you the names of eight high-level Mexican politicians who have left office in the last decade with a minimum of $700 million each. These ill-gotten funds could have been used for the good of the Mexican people.

Based on the above facts, I see no reason for any change in U.S. immigration laws. But I see a great need for change in the way Mexico imposes upon the United States. The American people are expected to provide free medical care, housing, education, food and other basic needs to illegal Mexican aliens. These are all services that should be provided to our own elderly, handicapped and poor.

I do see a need to alter the way in which the United States administers its immigration laws however.

Currently the same administrator dictates enforcement and services. Under Doris Meissner, the INS became a service-oriented organization because Ms. Meissner considered all aliens, legal and illegal as her "clients". Enforcement under the U.S. Border Patrol became non-existent except for a narrow corridor along the border. This encouraged illegal aliens to keep trying until they were successful in traversing that corridor beyond which they could live and reside as long as they wish and do whatever they want, while the services branch of INS does everything it can to make their status legal. This status quo has not changed under INS Commissioner James Ziglar.

This is a schizophrenic approach, which does not, never has and never will work. The INS must be separated into two agencies, one to provide services and the other for enforcement purposes. The U.S. Border Patrol must be allowed to do its job in strict accordance to the law without regard to political correctness and without regard to state, city and local boundaries. This is the only way we can remain a sovereign nation. We cannot allow a foreign nation to dictate our immigration policy, which is the current standard. Either an alien has legally entered the United States or he has not. The legal alien is entitled to benefits and services. The others are not.

Every single person who has sneaked into this country made an informed decision to violate the laws of this country and has accepted the risk of detection and deportation. None of them should be allowed to reside in the U.S. without first exiting and making a legal application for entry in order to screen for criminals, the insane, subversives, terrorists and disease.

The U.S. Border Patrol simply cannot handle its mission under present restraints. Its job is to protect the American public and preserve the sanctity of our international borders. That cannot be accomplished while our borders are overrun by aliens of every nationality and while bureaucrats place unreasonable restrictions on how agents operate.

- I urge the immediate deployment of U.S. military troops and equipment on our borders to seal them against those who would cause us harm. This could be only a temporary measure to allow us to regain control to again become a sovereign nation.

- I urge the separation of the U.S. Border Patrol into a separate agency responsible for the detection, interdiction, arrest, prosecution and/or deportation of drug smugglers and illegal aliens. An experienced enforcement officer whose primary purpose is to protect America and American citizens must run this separate agency. That separate agency must have its own budget and control its own spending. This would assure that the law enforcement agency doesn't have to dance like a puppet at the whim of a non-law enforcement entity with an agenda of its own operating the purse strings. A professional law enforcement agency must be in total control of enforcement, (with Attorney General and Congressional oversight, of course), or political special interests will exercise undue influence as has been the case with the Border Patrol for the last 78 years.

I realize I cannot be more specific and detailed due to time restraints, so I respectfully submit this to you at this time.

David J. Stoddard

It’s just not important enough, after all there's not many votes involved.

And to add another aspect,this congressional testimony. (Hat Tip to; Newbeat1),
Border Patrol agents and deputy sheriffs are shot at from Mexico on a routine basis. In January, there was a sniper in Mexico shooting at agents that were working along the banks of the river in the area of the cities of Rio Bravo/El Cenizo, which are located south of Laredo. This continued, sporadically, for three days. Agents reported seeing several individuals wearing military style uniforms on a hill on the Mexican side one of them was using what was believed to be a high powered rifle with scope. This sniper was arrested last week and is now in United States custody.

On January 23, 2006, in Hudspeth County, Texas, state officers and deputy
sheriffs pursued three vehicles laden with marihuana. These vehicles fled back into
Mexico by driving across the Rio Grande River. One of them got stuck in the mud.
When officers reached the levee of the Rio Grande River, they encountered what officers described as a Mexican Humvee equipped with a machine gun and what officers believe to be Mexican soldiers, fully armed with automatic weapons, waiting for these vehicles to cross back into Mexico. These officers on the United States side possessed no automatic weapons.

But was the humvee waiting to arrest them?
We recently received information that the cartels immediately across our borderare planning on killing as many police officers as possible on the United States side. Thisis being planned for the purpose of attempting to “scare us” away from the border. Theyhave the money, equipment, and stamina to do it. They are determined to save their“load”. It is very possible, these cartels may form a nexus with members of Al Qaedaand other terrorist organizations. The Department of Homeland Security recently issued Officer Alerts warning their agents of the potential threats. We, the local officers,learned about it through the news media.

Local, state, and federal officers have found many items along the banks of the
Rio Grande River that indicate possible ties to terrorist organizations or members of
military units of Mexico. Currency and clothing are common finds. Recently, a jacket
with patches was found in Jim Hogg County, Texas, by agents of U. S. Border Patrol.
The patches on the jacket show an Arabic military badge with one depicting an airplaneflying over a building and heading towards a tower, and another showing an image of alion’s head with wings and a parachute emanating from the animal (lion). It is believedfrom an undisclosed document that Department of Homeland Security translatorsconcluded that the patches read “defense center”, “minister of defense”, or “defenseheadquarters”. The bottom of one patch read “martyr”, “way to eternal life” or “way toimmortality”. I have attached copies of these patches and have marked them as Attachment #4

Thursday, June 01, 2006

So That's Why it's Called "Service"

You ever get one of those e-mails you wished you had thought of? I got one today that most Libertarians would enjoy.

At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word "service", it's the act of doing things for other people. Then I heard these terms which reference the word SERVICE:

> Internal Revenue Service
> Postal Service
> Telephone Service
> Civil Service
> City & County Public Service
> Customer Service
> Service Stations

Then I became confused about the word "service." This is not what I thought "service" meant.

So today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to "service" a few of his cows. BAM! It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those "service" agencies are doing to us.

I hope you now are as enlightened as I am.