Archive for May, 2008

Thunder in the Mountains

May 29, 2008

The thunder in the mountains and lightening in the sky of Colorado has nothing at all to do with the recent tornadoes. Rather, it has more to do with fundamental differences between people that believe that the United States Constitution says what it means, and means what it says. In other words, a head on clash between rational thought and liberalism.

On the rational side of the debate is Mike Rosen, a radio talk show host on 850KOA radio and columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. This, is what got things started:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/22/rosen-judicial-hubris-in-california/

On the liberal end is Paul Campos, also a columnist at the Rocky Mountain News, and, a professor of law at, you guessed it, The University of Colorado at Boulder. Not content with being a Ward Churchill supporter he seeks to make Mister Rosen appear foolish, and out of touch. That attempt can be found here:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/28/campos-an-impossible-exercise/

Paul Campos is one of “those” university professors that are usually referred to as “they.” They being professors that preach their agenda as being how things really are out there in the world. Professor Campos regularly supports the failed doctrine of a “Living Constitution.” Through that mechanism he preaches that Judicial Activism is right, and just. So long as it fits his liberal template. A little background may help any readers to understand: Professor Campos is a devout hopolophobe, a supporter of plagiarists Ward Churchill, and in general can be counted upon in any “Hate America First” situation.

Paul Campos, in my less than humble opinion, is why the early Americans invented Tar and Feathering. It is a tradition that should be revived.

Revolutionaries and Separatist Vol.1

May 26, 2008

This will probably be an ongoing theme in the coming months. It will cover home grown organizations that are dedicated to the destruction of the United States of America. Most are racist in nature, but claim that only Caucasians can be racist.

First, for no particular reason, is La Voz de Aztlan. Simply check out their official website and it becomes quite clear that these people are hell bent on destruction. They are not Klansmen, but sure do sound a lot like them and the Nazi’s when it comes to those of the Jewish faith or background. They are also way up there when it comes to conspiracy theories. Then, their plans for a new nation should be a wake up call for anyone that breathes or calls the western United States home.This page deserves special attention.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=La+Voz+de+Aztlan&btnG=Google+Search

Don’t worry folks, it doesn’t end there. These people are just plain dangerous.

http://www.aztlan.net/

Political Algebra

May 26, 2008

Leave it to Gunny Bob at KOA radio to come up with a mathematical formula that states the current state of political affairs! :D

http://www.850koa.com/pages/gunnybob.html

Memorial Day 2008

May 26, 2008

Memorial day … The young folks that live next door thought that this was some sort of party type day. They were discomfited a bit when I told them otherwise. But, what can one expect in this day and age where public schools only teach that the United States is nothing but a predator nation that was founded by men that were hypocrites, and worse.

Anyways, I told them about the holiday, and a little about some of the men that died so that they could be lied to by teachers. Men like my father, that fought in World War Two, and then was killed during the Korean War. Men like Mark Adams that I went to school with that joined the Army upon graduation from High school because he believed that Americans were a good and noble people, and died when the helicopter that he was riding in was hit by an RPG in Vietnam. Men like “Sonny” David Carlson that turned in a Harbour Trestle Special surfboard for an M16 and a hitch in the Marine Corps. His was a closed casket funeral.

Memorial day is a day for celebration. Celebrate the courage, honor, and sacrifice that was given by those that gave their very lives for the rest of us.

We Have Forgotten

May 24, 2008

This list was put together by Ablur. After he got fed up with all the “we deserve the terrorism” bovine feces that we were never attacked before 9/11/01. Additional liks are here, but he did the sweat work for this.

http://ablursspot.blogspot.com/

 

It seems the lessons of history are quickly forgotten. Perhaps conveniently or simply the pain is more then our memory can bare. I keep having people tell me that terrorism wasn’t a problem prior to 9/11. Some say that we didn’t have terrorism until George Bush took the office of President.

So let us set the record straight and look at the many acts of terrorism that pre-dated 9/11 carried out against Americans.

It began in November 1979.
That was shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini had seized power in Iran, riding the slogan “Death to America” – and sure enough, the attacks on Americans soon began. In November 1979, a militant Islamic mob took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the Iranian capital, and held 52 Americans hostage for the next 444 days.

April 1983: 63 dead at the U.S. embassy in Beirut.
October 1983: 241 dead at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.
December 1983: five dead at the U.S. embassy in Kuwait.
January 1984: the president of the American University of Beirut killed.
April 1984: 18 dead near a U.S. airbase in Spain.
September 1984: 16 dead at the U.S. embassy in Beirut (again).
November 1984: A bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia kills a passer-by. The attack was preceded by death threats against U.S. officials by drug traffickers.

December 1984: Two dead on a plane hijacked to Tehran.
April 1985: A bomb explodes in a restaurant near a U.S. air base in Madrid, Spain, killing 18, all Spaniards, and wounding 82, including 15 Americans.

June 1985: One dead on a plane hijacked to Beirut.

June 1985: In San Salvador, El Salvador, 13 people are killed in a machine gun attack at an outdoor café, including four U.S. Marines and two American businessmen.

August 1985: A car bomb at a U.S. military base in Frankfurt, Germany kills two and injures 20. A U.S. soldier murdered for his identity papers is found a day after the explosion.

October 1985: Palestinian terrorists hijack the cruise liner Achille Lauro (in response to the Israeli attack on PLO headquarters in Tunisia) Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound American, is killed and thrown overboard.

November 1985: Hijackers aboard an Egyptair flight kill one American. Egyptian commandos later storm the aircraft on the isle of Malta, and 60 people are killed.

December 1985: Simultaneous suicide attacks are carried out against U.S. and Israeli check-in desks at Rome and Vienna international airports. 20 people are killed in the two attacks, including four terrorists.

April 5, 1986: A bomb destroys the LaBelle discotheque in West Berlin. The disco was known to be frequented by U.S. servicemen. The attack kills one American and one German woman and wounds 150, including 44 Americans.

April 1986: An explosion damages a TWA flight as it prepares to land in Athens, Greece. Four people are killed when they are sucked out of the aircraft.

Dec. 21, 1988: A bomb destroys Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 people aboard the Boeing 747 are killed including 189 Americans, as are 11 people on the ground.
January 1993: two CIA staff killed outside agency headquarters in Langley, Va.

February 1993: A bomb in a van explodes in the underground parking garage in New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding 1,042.

April 19, 1995: A car bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding over 600.

Nov. 13, 1995: A car-bomb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills seven people, five of them American military and civilian advisers for National Guard training.

June 25, 1996: A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. military personnel are killed in the Khubar Towers housing facility, and 515 are wounded, including 240 Americans.

July 27, 1996: A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and wounding 111.

June 21, 1998: Rocket-propelled grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut.

Aug. 7, 1998: Terrorist bombs destroy the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, 12 Americans are among the 291 killed, and over 5,000 are wounded, including 6 Americans. In Dar es Salaam, one U.S. citizen is wounded among the 10 killed and 77 injured.

October 1999: 217 passengers killed on an EgyptAir flight near New York City.

Oct. 12, 2000: A terrorist bomb damages the destroyer USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39.

This totals 1,019 American Deaths and 2,194 Americans were injured. We can count thousands of others killed or injured as well by these attacks.

How come it took us so long to declare war on an enemy who was actively pursuing war against us?

more:

http://amcon.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=gwot&action=display&thread=468

Insurgent Butcher Dead?

May 24, 2008

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24806060

Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda, famed killer of women, children, old men and women, and avowed supporter of actual physical torture might be dead. he may not have the blubbering followers that Che Guevara does, but he has caused more tragedies than Che ever hoped to accomplish.

Had a son or daughter that got snared into cocaine? He funded his, and other armies by selling it, or providing security for the drug cartels. He also allowed the rape of innocent boys and girls by his perverted Corp of “freedom fighters.”

I sincerely hope that this report is true. Then perhaps the people of Columbia will have a chance at Liberty.

Interesting Historical Post

May 24, 2008

http://johnibiii.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/father-william-corby/

The above has an interesting story about the War of Northern Aggression. Having had family on both sides, as well as both Catholic and Baptist this points out something that should be noticed. At least in my opinion. That being that we were, and are, much more alike than different.

Northerners preferred ale, Southerners beer. Northerners preferred revolvers, and Southerners sabers. Both liked pretty women, but both preferred a woman with brains.

Southerners liked pork, and Northerners did also! Beef was the property of the gentry, at least until the west was opened up, and bison tongue was a delicacy!

Republican Leadership ..? Republican Leaders Must Resign

May 21, 2008

http://amcon.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=repubs&action=display&thread=458

The Republican Party must replace its leadership or conservatives will continue to withhold support and the GOP will face “disaster” in November, leading conservative activist Richard A. Viguerie declared.
“Republican Party leaders must resign,” said Viguerie, publisher of ConservativeHQ.com and the pioneer of political direct mail.
“Leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed — or outright betrayed — the conservative voters who put them in their positions.
“The result is that the Republican Party’s brand has become a negative to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps even worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover.”
Viguerie made these points:
• The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is soaring.
• Contributions to Republican candidates and committees are way off, while donations to Democrats are “setting records.”
• In this year’s primaries, votes for GOP candidates at all levels are running far behind the Democrats.
• In recent special elections, Republicans lost House seats in Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi that had long been in GOP hands — all in districts carried overwhelmingly by President Bush. A single election can be a fluke, but when Republicans lose three seemingly safe seats in a row, “disaster is looming.”
“The hard work of the last 50 years by millions of conservative campaign workers, donors, candidates, writers, intellectuals, and activists has been trashed,” he said.
“The conservative movement has been set back 10 to 20 years — possibly even permanently — by politicians consumed by power.”
He named a number of prominent Republicans, including President Bush, Karl Rove, party chairman Mike Duncan, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, and House Minority Whip Roy Blunt.
“Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of an establishment that has brought the Republican Party down,” added Viguerie, whose latest book is “Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.”
“For things to change, for conservatives to be justified in once again giving our contributions, our volunteer efforts, our energy, and votes to the GOP, the party must clean house. The party leadership should resign immediately.
“Republicans are doomed to wander in the political wilderness until this generation of weak-kneed, no-vision, inarticulate, afraid-of-the-liberal-media politicians are replaced with principled conservatives in the mold of Bill Buckley, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan.”
Viguerie has this message for the current GOP leadership: “For the future of the Republican Party, for America, and the cause of freedom: Go!”

Arizona and Illegal Immigration

May 21, 2008

Hat Tip to Ablur! :D

Arizona is leading the nation in local enforcement of laws against illegal immigration. As illegal immigrants leave the state, the state’s most serious problems such as traffic congestion and the expense of teaching English Language Learner classes are dissipating.
Since Arizona’s local law enforcement began enforcing illegal immigration laws and an employer sanctions law went into effect, illegal immigrants have been fleeing the state in large numbers. The effects have been far-ranging. Commuters are reporting fewer vehicles on the freeways, shortening their rush-hour commutes. What had become a serious transportation problem in Arizona is losing its urgency. English Learner Language (ELL) students started dropping out of school. This helped end a confrontation between the state legislature and a liberal federal judge who had ordered the state to spend more money on ELL classes.

Fewer illegal immigrants are using hospital emergency rooms, so waiting times have decreased. Although the rest of the country is in an economic slump, unemployment is going down in Arizona, from 4.5% in January to 4.1% in March. Day laborers loitering outside of Home Depot and other stores have mostly disappeared, ending months of confrontation between illegal immigrant sympathizers and protesters. Desert lands near the border are returning to their pristine condition and the wildlife is coming back. Identity theft and car thefts are decreasing. No one showed up on May 1 to march in immigrant rallies.

With illegal immigrants leaving, the state will see huge savings as fewer illegal immigrants use social welfare programs and the cost of arresting, prosecuting, incarcerating and deporting them decreases. Arizona is facing one of the worst budget deficits ever, looming as high as $2 billion in 2009, but the situation may resolve itself.

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CNN’s Lou Dobbs: Stupid is as stupid does classic!

May 19, 2008

Casting aside his normal logical thinking Lou Dobbs put on his trusty tin foil hats and waxed eloquent about drug prohibition. He should have read up, I suppose, on William F. Buckley Jr. or Paul Craig Roberts about the “War on Drugs.”

I am very anti drug use, but I am even more anti drug war, period. During my more than twenty years working the streets and other hell holes of greater Denver I saw precisely three, that is correct three, people die from drugs, as in a personal overdose. I saw many more harmed by the drug war. From a fine father, and Sergeant from Adams County Sheriff’s Department, to small children hit by Drug Gang pistoleros fighting over turf. It all comes down to some very simple things. If you are for the drug war, you are for making the worlds miscreants into rich people. End the damned thing, the drug war. least some great moralizer like Dan Caplis (KHOW.com ) come and say that the end of alcohol prohibition led to greater abuse look at the bigger picture. Yes, it is true that alcohol abuse rose to record levels after prohibition was lifted. But, after a year and a few months, it dropped, and has never reached that level among the populace again. in other words, it lowered the percentage, and actual numbers of abusers. That would lead me to believe that something along the same lines would happen with drugs, should they be legalized. I would still like regulation of medicinal drugs, heck, Doctors need to be able to trust the medicines that they prescribe.

In any case, enjoy what follows.

CNN’s Lou Dobbs Is Clueless When It Comes to the Drug War

Mexico is experiencing a bloodbath right now thanks to drug prohibition. Drug wars are killing more Mexicans each year than Americans are perishing in Iraq. Three thousand Mexicans have died since January 2007. Lou Dobbs addressed the issue on Friday, May 9, after Esteban Robles Espinosa, the head of Mexico City’s investigative police was assassinated. Mr. Espinosa’s death came on the heels of Federal Police Chief Edgar Millan being gunned down Thursday outside his Mexico City home — the tenth federal police officer killed by suspected drug cartel members in three weeks. Lou Dobbs was outraged by the mass killings and wondered whether Washington is paying attention.

While I appreciate Lou Dobbs’ frustration with the mass killings, his analysis is totally clueless and his “solutions” will no doubt cause more harm than good. Here are three myths from Lou Dobbs that deserve attention.

Dobbs Myth No. 1 — Washington Is Not Paying Enough Attention and Needs to Step Up Drug War

Lou Dobbs talks about our elected officials not paying attention and then quotes the White House press secretary calling on Congress to approve the Merida initiative. The law would provide funding to the Mexican government to “break the drug pipeline that ends up on America’s streets.” Far from not doing anything, our government’s policy actually fuels the killings. For forty years we have been waging a “war on drugs” and “pushing” our failed zero-tolerance policies on other countries. Just what does our $40 billion-a-year drug war get us? Our prisons are exploding with nonviolent drug offenders, thousands die from street violence generated by prohibition’s black market along the border, and drugs remain as plentiful and easy to obtain as ever.

In 2006, Mexican President Vicente Fox urged a bill that would drop criminal penalties for small amounts of drugs, but backed down after the uproar from the Bush administration. The problem is not what Washington is not doing, but what it is doing.

Dobbs Myth No. 2 — We Need to Amplify the Drug War to Protect the Kids

Lou Dobbs and the Drug War Industrial Complex routinely argue that drug prohibition is there to “protect” the kids. Dobbs’ correspondent Carrie Lee recycled the talking points from the ONDCP’s press release and said in the same Mexico violence segment, “A new report from the White House finds teens in this country using marijuana are putting themselves at higher risk for serious mental health disorders and even suicide.” Ms. Lee then goes on to say, “Most of the marijuana produced in Mexico is destined for U.S. drug markets.”

Far from protecting kids, drug war-funded education programs have consistently misinformed our youth, creating an atmosphere of mistrust and disbelief. Despite 30 years of “Just Say No” rhetoric, half of all high-school seniors will smoke marijuana before they graduate. Teens say it is easier to get marijuana than alcohol, as drug dealers never check identification. The bitter irony of the drug war is that the same week the high-level Mexican police were murdered in the streets, 75 college students at San Diego State University were arrested for selling drugs. Yeah, the drug war is really protecting the kids.

Dobbs Myth No. 3 — “Open Border Advocates Are Responsible for a Losing Role in Our Drug War”

What is a Lou Dobbs segment without slamming the “open border” advocates? Now Dobbs is blaming them for drugs coming into the country. We can’t keep drugs out of maximum security prisons, but he thinks we are going to keep drugs out of the United States? Drug prohibition makes plants like marijuana and coca incredibly valuable. We can build as many fences and place as many agents on the border as we want, but as there are huge profits to be made, there will be people ready to smuggle and even to kill over the control of the massive, global drug market.

Lou Dobbs and the drug czar have huge platforms to spin their version of the drug war and their desire for a “Drug-Free America.” We have tried to eradicate and incarcerate our way out of this problem for 40 years. There is nothing in the coca or marijuana plant that caused the 3,000 deaths in Mexico since 2007. Rather, it is prohibition that creates a profit motive that people are willing to kill for. Remember, when alcohol consumption was illegal in this country, we had Al Capone and shootouts in the streets. Today, no one dies over the sale of a beer.

It is time for an honest and open international debate about controlling, taxing and regulating illegal drugs so we can find an exit strategy from this unwinnable war. The health and well-being of the people of Mexico and the United States depends on it.

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Tony Newman is director of media relations for the Drug Policy Alliance.

source: http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/85547/


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