“We the People” video creator was
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population.
It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried and true methods of shooting and/or trapping the predators, the tree-huggers had a 'more humane' solution.
What they proposed was for the animals to be captured alive, the males would then be castrated and let loose again. Therefore the population would be controlled. This was ACTUALLY proposed to the Wyoming Wool and Sheep Grower's Association by the Sierra Club and the USFS.
All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes. Finally, an old boy in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said, 'Son, I don't think you understand our problem. Those coyotes ain't f___in' our sheep - they're eatin' 'em!'
Pretty plain spoken if you ask me.
President Obama can’t keep lobbyists out of participating in Stimulus spending… They claim it’s unconstitutional. What a crock of shit!
Iranian leader assures Syrian dictator of Muslim victory over US and Israel.
US is still training
terrorists enemy combatants Afghan soldiers…
Some of the media who publically supported President Obama are having second thoughts...seems he's not who they thought he was.
Conservative Canadians are upset with their own government spending money it doesn’t have… Claims their leader is an Obama worshipper… Isn't everybody?
Buy Euros, they're tax free Forbes
Friday, March 27, 2009
The US will begin training
terrorists enemy combatants. It’s not the first time. I have no problem with President Obama's exit strategy.
The second biggest referral to my blog is the Google search of Selma Hayek; the
world Germans and Dutch want her to breast feed them... MAMA!
We have a "modestly libertarian" Judge serving on the Supreme Court. Thank God!
2.2 Jobs Lost For Every New Green Job Propaganda!
That’s all you can handle for now…
Awaiting a re-education camp,
Her hair was up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
and she couldn't wait to go.
But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
of why he wasn't there today.
But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home...
But the little girl went to school
eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back,
for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats
One by one the teacher called
a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
a man who wasn't there.
'Where's her daddy at?'
She heard a boy call out.
'She probably doesn't have one,'
another student dared to shout.
And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say,
'Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day.'
The words did not offend her,
as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher,
who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.
'My Daddy couldn't be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
and how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories
he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
and taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.
'Cause my daddy's always with me,
even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
he'll forever be in my heart.'
With that, her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress.
And from somewhere there in the crowd of dads,
her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love
of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down,
staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
but its message clear and loud.
'I love my daddy very much,
he's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
but heaven's just too far.
You see he is a Marine
and died just this past year
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
and taught Americans to fear.
But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it's like he never went away'
And then she closed her eyes,
and saw him there that day.
And to her mother's amazement,
she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
all starting to close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
they saw him at her side.
'I know you're with me Daddy,'
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.
Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.
Jose and Carlos are both beggars. They beg in different areas of town.
Carlos begs for the same amount of time as Jose, but only collects about eight or nine dollars a day.
Jose brings home a suitcase full of ten dollar bills every day. He drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house, and has a lot of money to spend.
"Hey, amigo," Carlos says to Jose, "I work just as long and hard as you do, so how come you bring home a suitcase full of ten dollar bills every day?
Jose says, "Look at your sign, what does it say?"
Carlo's sign reads; "I have no work, a wife and six kids to support.." "What's wrong with that?" Carlos asks him.
"No wonder you only get eight or nine dollars a day!"
Carlo's says, "All right, what does your sign say?"
It reads, "I only need ten dollars to get back to Mexico "
yuk yuk yuk
1. It's important to have a woman, who helps at home, who cooks from time to time, cleans up and has a job.
2. It's important to have a woman, who can make you laugh.
3. It's important to have a woman, who you can trust and who doesn't lie to you.
4. It's important to have a woman, who is good in bed and who likes to be with you.
5. It's very, very important that these four women do not know each other.
An elderly man in West Virginia had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.
He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end..
One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'
The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'
Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'
Some old men can still think fast.
Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas with me just for a second. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast , and the Red River and the Rio Grande is as much a part of you as anything ever will be. As soon as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It's Texas . Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a picture of Texas in the dirt and he'll know what it is. What happens if I show you a picture of any other state? You might get it maybe after a second or two, but who else would? And even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?
In every man, woman and child on this planet, there is a person who wishes just once he could be a real live Texan and get up on a horse or ride off in a pickup. There is a little bit of Texas in everyone.
Texas is the Alamo . Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing thousands of Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for the cause of freedom.
We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and James Bowie and Davy Crockett, and do you know why? Because those men saw a line in the sand and they decided to cross it and be heroes.
John Wayne paid to do the movie himself. That is the Spirit of Texas.
Texas is Sam Houston capturing Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana at San Jacinto.
Texas is huge forests of Piney Woods like the Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests.
Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend.
Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas Hill Country.
Texas is floating the rivers of the Hill Country on a hot summer day.
Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas.
Texas is beaches you can drive on and have many memorable bon-fires with close friends.
Texas is that warm feeling you get when someone asks where you're from.
Texas is the shiny skyscrapers in Houston and Dallas.
Texas is world record bass from places like Lake Fork.
Texas is Mexican foods like nowhere else, not even Mexico.
Texas is chicken fried steak and world famous Bar-B-Q.
Texas is the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, the Ballpark in Arlington and the Astrodome. (guess now the Reliant Stadium too)..
Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael DeBakey, Ann Richards, Denton Cooley, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, Gene Autry, Audie Murphy, Tommy Lee Jones, Waylon Jennings, Farrah Fawcet, Janis Joplin, Sandra Bullock, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, Eva Longoria, Darrell Royal, ZZ Top, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, Howard Hughes, George H.. W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, and let's not forget GEORGE STRAIT- PANTERA, the Big Bopper, Tex Ritter, George Jones, Clay Walker, Mark Chestnut, to name ONLY a few.
Texas is great companies like Dell Computer, Texas Instruments, EDS and Compaq, Whataburger, Southwest Airlines, Bell Helicopter and LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE, Home of the F-16 Jet Fighter and the JSF Fighter, Valero.
Texas is NASA.
Texas is huge herds of cattle, beautiful horses and miles of crops.
Texas is home to the world famous King Ranch.
Texas is home to the most amazing sunsets of gold over an empty field.
Texas is hundreds of deer running around neighborhoods and fields.
Texas is skies blackened with doves and fields full of deer.
Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local high school football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and for the night In Old San Antonio River Parade in San Antonio.
To drive across Texas is to drive 1/3 the way across the United States.
Texas is ocean beaches, deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies, and modern cities.
If it isn't already in Texas, you probably don't need it.
No one does anything bigger or better than it's done in Texas .
By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U...S. That can fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. Flag. Think about that for a second. You fly the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, California, or Maine, and your state flag, whatever it is, goes at 17 feet. You fly the Stars and Stripes in front of Klein Oak High or anyplace else at 20 feet, the Lone Star flies at the same height - 20 feet. Do you know why? Because it is the only state that was a Republic before it became a state.
Also, being a Texan is as high as being an American down here. Our capitol is the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in Washington , D.C. And we can divide our state into five states at any time if we wanted to!We can become a republic again at any time the voters of Texas choose, and we included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That's the best part, right there.
Texas even has its own power grid!!
And don't even lie to yourself... Did I mention Live music capitol of the world?
Do you think a
terrorist enemy combatant would use orphans to deliver a bomb military device? Orphan Homicide Bombers?
That’s not what he’s accused of doing, but it's a distinct possibility. Mail Online
There goes $150 billion…down the drain. AIG employees are leaving quickly. The company is a lost cause if they don’t pay their employees, no matter how much tax money the government gives them. Hot Air
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) said this on his support of TARP, "Now, that I know — which I didn't at the time — that this is unconstitutional, I wouldn't have voted the same way," Is this the same constitution you swore to uphold and defend? Politico
Obama's Solar Panels Will Take 110 Years to Pay For Themselves (but last 25 years) Gateway Pundit
Protesters Support Oakland Cop Killer and DNA Linked Rapist Gateway Pundit
Remember when President Obama promised openness and transparency? He’s changed his mind and I hope that’s a good thing… Washington Post
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The "without provocation" part is not quite accurate. If he wasn't on her property I think there would be less liability. As unpopular as it might be, I would have done the same thing...and I have an agressive dog.
This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of airtime.
Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine run-ups prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi .. The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area.
Then they took all Four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.
The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had All 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to take off, but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc..)
Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.
The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward. The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.
Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $200 million brand-new Aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totaling it.
Airbus $200 million aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins.
NOTE: This may be an inaccurate account of what actually happened since the details of the accident have not been made public, and I doubt they ever will. I'm sure Muslim Arabs would feel insulted if the world new the whole story, and you know Airbus won't tell us since they sell planes to these elites.
One thing I do know, the person who detailed what happened above has extensive knowledge as to the operation of this particular aircraft.
but I could be wrong,
A doctor on his morning walk, noticed an older lady sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said, "I couldn't help but notice how happy you look! What is your secret?"
"I smoke ten cigars a day," she said. "Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills, get laid, and don't exercise at all."
"That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?"
"Thirty-four," she replied.
Meet one of the most powerful politicians on earth. Hand picked to help run the country. Like almost all of the current administration, he suffers from a cloudy past.
The Chicago Tribune reported this today. I am posting most of the article.
Short Freddie Mac stay made him at least $320,000
'Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator.
One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel—now chief of staff to President Barack Obama—who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort.
As gatekeeper to Obama, Emanuel now plays a critical role in addressing the nation's mortgage woes and fulfilling the administration's pledge to impose responsibility on the financial world.
Emanuel's Freddie Mac involvement has been a prominent point on his political résumé, and his healthy payday from the firm has been no secret either. What is less known, however, is how little he apparently did for his money and how he benefited from the kind of cozy ties between Washington and Wall Street that have fueled the nation's current economic mess.
He was named to the Freddie Mac board in February 2000 by [President] Clinton, whom Emanuel had served as White House political director and vocal defender during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals.
The board met no more than six times a year. Unlike most fellow directors, Emanuel was not assigned to any of the board's working committees, according to company proxy statements. Immediately upon joining the board, Emanuel and other new directors qualified for $380,000 in stock and options plus a $20,000 annual fee, records indicate.
On Emanuel's watch, the board was told by executives of a plan to use accounting tricks to mislead shareholders about outsize profits the government-chartered firm was then reaping from risky investments. The goal was to push earnings onto the books in future years, ensuring that Freddie Mac would appear profitable on paper for years to come and helping maximize annual bonuses for company brass.
The accounting scandal wasn't the only one that brewed during Emanuel's tenure.
During his brief time on the board, the company hatched a plan to enhance its political muscle. That scheme, also reviewed by the board, led to a record $3.8 million fine from the Federal Election Commission for illegally using corporate resources to host fundraisers for politicians. Emanuel was the beneficiary of one of those parties after he left the board and ran in 2002 for a seat in Congress from the North Side of Chicago.
The board was throttled for its acquiescence to the accounting manipulation in a 2003 report by Armando Falcon Jr., head of a federal oversight agency for Freddie Mac. The scandal forced Freddie Mac to restate $5 billion in earnings and pay $585 million in fines and legal settlements. It also foreshadowed even harder times at the firm.
Falcon, director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, found that presidential appointees played no "meaningful role" in overseeing the company and recommended that their positions be eliminated.
John Coffee, a law professor and expert on corporate governance at Columbia University, said the financial crisis at Freddie Mac was years in the making and fueled by chronically weak oversight by the firm's directors. The presence of presidential appointees on the board didn't help, he added.
"You know there was a patronage system and these people were only going to serve a short time," Coffee said. "That's why [they] get the stock upfront."
Sarah Feinberg, a spokeswoman for Emanuel, said there was no conflict between his stint at Freddie Mac and Obama's vow to restore confidence in financial institutions and the executives who run them. At the same time, Feinberg said Emanuel now agrees that presidential appointees to the Freddie Mac board "are unnecessary and don't have long enough terms to make a difference."
Former President George W. Bush voluntarily stopped making such appointments following Falcon's assessment of their uselessness.
In an interview, Falcon said the Freddie Mac board did most of its work in committees. Yet proxy statements that detailed committee assignments showed none for Emanuel, Free or Ickes during the time they served in 2000 or 2001. Most other directors carried two committee assignments each.
The Obama administration rejected a Tribune request under the Freedom of Information Act to review Freddie Mac board minutes and correspondence during Emanuel's time as a director. The documents, obtained by Falcon for his investigation, were "commercial information" exempt from disclosure, according to a lawyer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
One of Emanuel's fellow directors at Freddie Mac was Neil Hartigan, the former Illinois attorney general. Hartigan said Emanuel's primary contribution was explaining to others on the board how to play the levers of power.
Another focus of Freddie during Emanuel's day—and one that played to his skill set—was a stepped-up effort to combat congressional demands for more regulation.
During a September 2000 board meeting—midway through Emanuel's 14-month term—Freddie Mac lobbyist R. Mitchell Delk laid out a strategy titled "Political Risk Management" aimed at influencing lawmakers and blunting pressure in Congress for more regulation. Through Delk's initiative, Freddie Mac sponsored more than 80 fundraisers that raised at least $1.7 million for congressional candidates despite a federal law that bans corporations from direct political activity.
Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Feinberg said Emanuel "can't remember the meeting or topic" but might have been in attendance when Delk outlined his plans. Feinberg downplayed the significance of the fundraiser thrown for Emanuel, which brought in $7,000, stressing that it was but one of many hosted by Delk. The event stood out in at least one respect, however.
Emanuel joined the House [of Representatives] in January 2003 and was named to the Financial Services Committee, where he also sat on the subcommittee that directly oversaw Freddie Mac. A few months later, Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Leland Brendsel was forced out, and the committee and subcommittee launched hearings to sort out the mess, spanning more than a year. Emanuel skipped every hearing, congressional records indicate. Feinberg said Emanuel recused himself "from deliberations related to Freddie Mac to avoid even the appearance of favoritism, impropriety or a conflict of interest." '
Do you think these politicians that were responsible for this financial economic crisis should be punished or rewarded?
This one has been rewarded! But nobody really cares...
Emphasis added by
A cowboy and his new wife had just got married and found a nice hotel for their wedding night. The man approached the front desk and asked for a room.
He said, 'We're on our honeymoon and we need a nice room with a good strong bed.
The clerk winked, 'You want the 'Bridal' ?'
The cowboy reflected on this for a moment and then replied, Nope, I reckon not.. I'll just hold onto her ears until she gets used to it.'
I'm so Obamabeat that I have decided to increase the level of humor heading into the weekend. Otherwise, I'm going to become a raving Obamaniac.
If you ever wonder why there are no homosexuals in Iran, this video will show you. Kids caught drinking alcohol are beaten, whipped and tortured. If they will do this to their own people, do you think they will hesitate on infidels?
Dimplomacy my ass!
for Green New Deal Newsmax
aka LOST Blacklisted
'LOST is the legal framework by which all activities on, over, and under the world’s oceans are to be governed. It would place 70% of the earth’s surface under UN control.'
That’s what we need, the United Nations owning, controlling and selling 70% of the earth!
As much as I detest the United Nations and it’s dysfunction, I can’t blame them and the rest of the world for wanting to do this. The US dollar is backed soley by confidence and trust in the US government, whose members are currently the most hypocritical, untrustworthy criminals in the world. The US dollar has become an unsafe promissory note; to China and several other countries.
It's actually worse than that. The resolution specifically want to make it unlawful to criticize Islamic religion. Go figure
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It is now closer to reality than you think. You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows.
One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside. As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you're in trouble.
In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless. Yours was never registered. Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.
They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.
"What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask.
"Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's nothing. "Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven."
The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you're portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say about them. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both "victims" have been arrested numerous times.
But the next day's headline says it all: "Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve to Die." The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters. As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.
Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he'll probably win. The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you've been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects. After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.
A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you. Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.
The judge sentences you to life in prison.
This case really happened.
On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk, England, killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.
How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in the once great British Empire ?
It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license. The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.
Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.
Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed Man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.
The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of "gun control", demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)
Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.
For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, Sealed the fate of the few sidearm still owned by private citizens.
During the years in which the British government incrementally took Away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism. Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.
Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, "We cannot have people take the law into their own hands."
All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.
When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn't were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn't comply. Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.
How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed… Kinda like cars.
How to crawfish on the American
worker executive... New York Times
I know I'm gonna catch hell on this one...the Times stopped taking comments after 897...and there are some good ones, both ways
Please read the entire letter before passing judgement.
'I was in no way involved in — or responsible for — the credit default swap transactions that have hamstrung A.I.G. Nor were more than a handful of the 400 current employees of A.I.G.-F.P. Most of those responsible have left the company and have conspicuously escaped the public outrage.
Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down.
As most of us have done nothing wrong, guilt is not a motivation to surrender our earnings. We have worked 12 long months under these contracts and now deserve to be paid as promised. None of us should be cheated of our payments any more than a plumber should be cheated after he has fixed the pipes but a careless electrician causes a fire that burns down the house.'
A comment on the article that was noteworthy: "If your company accepts tens of billions of dollars from taxpayers, consider your bonus renegotiated."
— Rolf, New York
I believe one should keep one's commitments; good or bad, right or wrong! Psalms 15:4 That's what the bailout did, allow AIG to keep its commitments, even overseas.
Does it make you wonder why those in AIG who were responsible have escaped prosecution and outrage? It's called paying off elected officials. Now that Congress wants to allow the Treasury to seize any business, watch American executives walk off the job and leave the government to operate it.
government taketh away.
Blowme be the name
of the US government!
Unassasinated as of yet,
BY CHRIS MEGERIAN, Star-Ledger Staff
as reported by the Essex County News
"A Newark campaign worker was indicted yesterday for changing votes on absentee ballots he col lected during New Jersey's 2007 legislative election.
Antonio Santana, 58, allegedly unsealed three ballots and changed the votes to Democratic candi dates. The forgery was discovered by the voters, all members of the same family, when their ballots were accidentally returned by the post office."
I have a few questions...
Do you think this person changed only 3 votes?
Do you think this is an isolated incident?
Do you think the media will get into a frenzy? If not, would they if the vote was changed to Republican or Independent instead of Democrat?
Do you think there should be a recount?
What do you think the punishment will be? Probation?
Prosecutors Behaving Badly Reason
Craziest thing though, they want the state bar to limit disciplinary action.
Missouri police are officially to be on the lookout for vehicles displaying bumper stickers with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties. You are now considered a possible terrorist for your political beliefs! Infowars When I said my political views line up more with the Libertarian Party, I was just kidding.
Bob Parks, respected columnist/journalist, blogs that the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus could be playing the race card: post election.
Top ten humorously sickening Biden/Obama blunders…so far...
I don't care if you believe it or not, this is how it starts. Read the entire op-ed at Gateway Pundit
FIRST, put Obamabots in key positions...and then:
Control the media. Reuters Read carefully...
Consfiscate big business. US Treasury wants power to confiscate not only banks, but any businesses...because the Treasury is empty! Washington Post
Help voters make good choices. Government now peeks over your shoulder during elections and then tells your neighbors not only how you vote but where you live. Institute for Justice
Read for yourself what is happening. Discern fact from misinformation and use history as a guideline.
Unassasinated as of now, but waiting to matriculate into a re-education camp,
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
He’s wearing Johnny Depp eye shadow
I’m not going to lie to you
Do whatever is necessary
Invest in education, energy and reform
Budget that leads to save and invest
Secure and lasting prosperity
One nation, one people
I’m as angry as anybody
We’re all in this together
Economy moving once more
Look beyond short term interests
Stiff conditions in place
Folks are sacrificing
People are making adjustments large and small
Tough budgetary choices
Budget focus, health care, education, energy, long term growth
Ingenuity, innovation, market
Stabilize the economy
Work hard, look after your family, look after your community
We need the support of the American people
Compete in the international economy
We’ve got to drive our deficits down
I emphasize repeatedly
We don’t have that right now
That’s why the authority is so important
We had identified a specific way to pay for it. If congress has better ideas in terms of how to pay for it, we’re happy to listen
Let’s get started now, we can’t wait.
Republican critics have a short memory
Folks aren’t disputing that
Assumptions about growth
We won’t grow
Let’s make investments that insure growth
Cutting out wasteful spending
It is going to be an impossible task if we don’t
It’s going to take a whole host of adjustments
Are we growing as fast as we need to grow
The biggest problems we have, long term, is Medicare/Medicaid
A budget is a snap shot at what we can get done right now
We’re very serious on working on a bipartisan effort
Wasting taxpayer’s dollars
We’re not fattening defense contractors
Let's do a whole host of things
The alternative is to stand pat
We will continue to contract
The [budget] savings we anticipate will be coming outside the 10 year budget cycle we anticipate
I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak
Somebody's got to take leadership
Update regulations that date back to the 1930s
Restoring the sense of confidence
I think it's the right thing to do
The last statement did it... stick a fork in me, I'm done!
I have Tivo, so I made sure these were all accurate...
Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida. Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.
* Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
* Send the dirt! to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.
* Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.
Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?
Think about this one: Cows, The Constitution and The Ten Commandments
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq... Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians... It creates a hostile work environment.
President Obama will go on prime time TV tonight. His viewers will consist of the news media, Obamabots and fearful people from all over the world. He will be pitching his newest idea. He wants to regulate/control executive pay for all businesses. Of course, he will need the SOT Tim Geithner and Fed Chairman Ken Bernake to help him. This, my dear friends is a very big deal.
Representative Michele Bachmann heard this idea today and called it: “centralized economic programming” and “centralized government programming”.
Since the Obama administration has renamed “enemy combatant” to “detainee” and “war of terror” to “overseas contingency operation”; now we have a new name for socialism: Centralized government economic programming. It seems the framework is in place. As long as the majority of Americas love their leader and are ignorant of the process, who can stop it?
Under the guise of regulating corporate executive pay, the current administration will begin controlling how business operates. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE ON HOW MUCH THESE EXECUTIVES GET PAID. They will cease to be employees and become consultants, receiving the same pay for the same services. But, once the government begins controlling instead of regulating business operations, free enterprise is over. The government, probably through unions, will control workers wages, business profits and taxation.
This is the redistribution we were promised. This is the change we were promised. This is the same government that created and allowed the world economic crisis and is unable to successfully operate Social Security, Medicare, the US Postal service as well as their own day to day operations!
The new trillion dollar energy tax will help pay for running the proposed social programs. When the price of gasoline doubles, utility bills go through the roof and a dollar buys 1 piece of chewing gum, it will be too late to undo the change that we were promised. The hardest thing to kill in Washington is a social program.
The easiest way to change a democracy is to select a popular leader whose followers will do anything for him and his ideals, take away middle class wealth, create fear of unemployment and long-term economic crisis, takeover business so the government is the largest employer and create wide spread dependence on the federal government for the basic necessities of life.
Why would the President of the United States, with the help of Congress, put the country at such great risk, both financially and homeland security, under the guise of helping poor people, illegal aliens and unemployed workers while they attack big business? Is World Governance a possibility?
I’m sorry boys and girls; I grew up in the greatest era of prosperity the world has ever known. Why in the hell would I want “change”. I want less government regulation and spending, not micromanaging people and business. There have always been factions in America that promote nationalism, socialism and even communism. Now, these factions are disguised as Democrats and Republicans. May you burn in hell!
I am not usually impressed by the behavior of any politician, especially on the national level, but this Republican governor seems like the real thing: a conservative.
The American Conservative has written a fairly objective and informative article that describes Governor Sanford as an unpopular tight wad...a learned behavor from his younger years. It lists his accomplishments as well as his faults; irresponsible spending is not one of his faults.
One must admit, Governor Sanford stands by his conviction like a bear devouring its prey. He has been against TARP and the Stimulus bill from the beginning. President Obama denied his request to use South Carolina's portion of the Stimulus to pay down debt; which is forbidden. The Democratic National Committee began running attack ads against the Governor for not supporting the Stimulus Bill and he responded brilliantly.
How does a man of principle and character behave in a difficult situation? He stands behind his principles and denies Stimulus money because “…he doesn’t believe we should spend money we don’t have…” Damn, I wish I would have said that! He even wrote a brief explaining his position, "Why South Carolina Doesn't Want 'Stimulus'".
Say all you want to about this guy, but I have to admire his convictions and applaude his actions. I believe the Obama administration and the DNC will regret attacking those who oppose them. Pen that bear in a corner and watch what happens...shooting it will just make him more angry.
Is it true that the State of Texas can fine me $4000, put me in jail for a year and the tack on a $10,000 civil penalty if I knowingly have my computer repaired by someone who is not a licensed private investigator? Rife v. Texas Private Security Board
We may get to see how the President can pass the biggest tax hike in US history without a Senate debate and only 50 votes instead of the usual 60 required to pass a bill. Ironically, it's called reconciliation. Fox
If we, the American people, allow this to happen; we are in for real tribulation. This will be the end of democracy as we know it. Government will have all our money soon, to pay its debts.
Forget about finding a job, we will all be searching for food and water when we're not rioting and looting.
Monday, March 23, 2009
ZIMBABWE - The angry wounded leopard in the video attacked the outfitter's first mate, Chappy. Bruce, the outfitter, and Chappy ate steak and drank mucho cervesas with our family at Cow Camp Steak House near Alvord a few years ago. I know many of you will be routing for the leopard...
...for convicted sex offenders who don't register with local law enforcement within 5 business days of moving to a new town.
This is a tough call, even for a hard a$$ like me. I believe in punishment and justice, but I'm not so sure this is justified. Read the entire article before pronouncing judgement at Reason. Afterwards, I welcome your plain spoken feelings on the subject.
Would you like to put a little more excitement into your travel plans? How about vacationing in Iraq? Gateway Pundit posted a recent video.
I was amused by all the Iraqi locals who stopped dead in their tracks and watched the group as they walked past.
What do you think the Iraqis were thinking as they watched a group of Westerners walk their streets?
Does President Obama know what he is doing? Do his advisors? This gives me reason to doubt. I would expect him to know who is the President of France.
What makes the members of Congress believe they know how to run banks, insurance companies and auto manufacturers?
I don't really understand why everyone's so angry about the $165 million in AIG bonuses after we gave them $170 billion. It's the $1.5 trillion in TARP and Stimulus going overseas that I can't get over.
What happened to oversight on TARP and the Stimulus Bill; as well as transparency?
Major medical insurance presently costs a family of 4 between $10-15,000 per year. How much will it cost families when we are forced to buy it for everyone?
I just heard that 300,000 forclosure notices went out nationwide in the month of February. That is so not cool.
Dave Walker, Controller General of the United State and head of the Government Accountability Office had this to say in 2007, during President George Bush's administration. Can you imagine what he would say now that the US has new tax and spend policies.
THIS GUY IS SCARY
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush's presidency, congressional auditors said Friday.
The new Congressional Budget Office figures offered a far more dire outlook for Obama's budget than the new administration predicted just last month - a deficit $2.3 trillion worse. It's a prospect even the president's own budget director called unsustainable. My Way
Senator Judd Gregg.
Forward to the 5 minute mark...
Chris Edwards of the CATO Institute
If there is any question President Obama knows what he is doing, here’s the answer. He doesn’t even know who is current President of France!