Sunday, April 30, 2006

United 93--Review

I had to go by myself to see the movie, the wife just knew she wouldn't be able to watch, and my boy had already made plans to see it with some of his friends.

In one way this was good. When I left the theatre, I wasn't in much of a mood to talk about the film. In the truck coming home, I couldn't even listen to the radio, it just seemed jarringly intrusive with the thoughts going through my head.

When I called my wife to let her know I was on my way home, she asked if I liked the movie? For about 5 seconds, I was silent. What words could you use to explain the feelings that were jolting through you after watching the horror of that day unfold before you, watching what the passengers on this flight must have felt going through this nightmare. The only answer I could give was that it really wasn't about liking the movie, it was the act of remembering that day that so many seem to want to forget, even deny.

What I did like was that there were no major stars. If Bruce Willis had been in this, the focus would have been on how he reacted and lead the passengers. By going with unknowns, the focus stayed on the fact that this was just a group of everyday people that were caught up in this situation, not by their choice, but reacted to it in the best way they could. They knew the plane was going to be used as a weapon and kill them and G-d knows how many others if they did nothing. They decided they would prevent the plane from being used to kill others, even if it meant they would die trying. That makes them heroes.

The only political slant that I noticed in the film, was that the only person to council doing nothing was the passenger that had a slight European accent (German?). I wrote that off, having never heard that anyone on the calls made from the plane stating that some Euroweenie was telling them to just do what the terrorists said.

It is a hard movie to watch. From the time the door to the plane closes, you know the fate of the people inside. You know there won't be any miracle or unreal movie hero to change the outcome. You do know that through the actions of these common people and the sacrifice they were willing to make that perhaps hundreds of other lives were saved.

The movie isn't glorious or rah-rah America. It is solely a depiction of what the War on Terror is about.


Y'all have heard that the illegals plan to boycott all businesses tomorrow, May 1st, in a show of economic clout. If you care about this issue, delay any purchase you planned to make today until tomorrow, and then spend like crazy.

Show these people that the voice of 290 million citizens is a lot stronger than the voice of 20 million illegals. If you see a business that is closed tomorrow so that it's illegally workers can have the day off, drop that company off your list of places to patronize.

Friday, April 28, 2006

United 93--Too Soon?

Tomorrow I'm going to go see United 93.

I have heard the arguements that it's just too soon. I don't understand how this can be too soon, outside of just never wanting to think about it. It has been over 4 years since this attack on the United Staes occured and there are, still, people that do not want to deal with the reality that a group of animals were willing to hijack innocent passengers flying on an airplane and crash them into a building of innocent office workers, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH.

Since 9/11, the news agencies have put a moritorium on showing the planes flying into the Twin Towers. The films of people jumping to their death from the windows of the towers was censored from the beginning, with the thinking that "we the people" might get really upset. Well this movie is a chance to see what our enemy is willing to do to us in order to acheive their caliphate. Would I have been "upset" by the people jumping from the building so as not to burn to death, damn straight, and I think we should all have watched, just to make it clear what happened that day.

I will post tomorrow on my thoughts on this movie.

Congats to my Blogfather

My Emperor, Darth Misha I, and the man who served as an example that one man howling in the wilderness could make a difference, has reached the milestone mark of 5 million hits.

His tell it as it is style has obviously hit a cord in the bogosphere. There is no moderation, except spam or someone who just writes DNC memes without trying to back them up. He likes the rough an tumble discussions and only jumps in to prevent "friendly fire" or to clarifiy his point.

Congratulations Misha, hope to celebrate 6 mil shortly.

UPDATE: Due to a Denial Of Service attack on Word Press for hosting The Aniti-Idiotarian Rotweiller, Arron's CC , Instapundit, Power Line, Hugh Hewitt, the server has been spotty. Another momentus occurance this day. The DOS has been tracke back to Saudi Arabia see Michelle Malkin

Gas Companies are Price Gouging

The average profit on a gallon of gas for the oil companies is $0.09. For some reason people are convinced that this is an outlandishly high margin.

Now let's look at another factor in the price of gas. This is paid to someone who does nothing to find, produce, refine, transport, or market the product. It would certainly seem fair that they claim, on average, $0.42 per gallon.

How is it that someone who has no stake in bringing the product to market should make the largest profit in the selling of that product. Unless you were born yeaterday, you can probably figure it out, it's the government.

What was the purpose of taking this amount of money? They claimed that it was to maintain the roadways that the oil comapnies, and consumers, needed to use this product...the roads, bridges, ect.

Now, what are these funds that the goverment, state and federal, using these funds for? Seems like everything but. As the funds grew and, believe it or not, they couldn't spend the money fast enough, they did what all governmant entities do when they realize that they have "extra" funds, they rewrote the law to release the funds to unrelated projects.

Your taxes that were originally earmarked for highway maintainance and improvement, are now syphoned off to pay for education, drug programs, health care for the poor (illegals), and a lot more than they told us in the original bills.

I have been dodging the same pothole on the freeway going to work for over three yeaars. The street I live on has "been at the top of the list" for over 15 years for resurfacing, because "it is beyond salvations with a slurry seal".

If these things were fixed, in a timely manner, I might not be upset about the monies I've forked over for these repairs. but being they don't get fixed, I am being lied to. If you want funds for a specific project, you tell me, don't just take my money and use it for whatever you want with what's left over of you decide should be used someplace else.

This is taxation without representation, You took my money to accomplish something, with my approval, but then decided that those monies should go to somewhere else, without my approval. You do not know better than I do, Congress, state or federal, is suppose to represent me, not tell me what is for the "better good" and direct funds that way without my say so.

Tyson Foods Supports Slavery

While putting out a press release stating that they are not really supporting the illegal immigration rallies, Tyson Foods is closing 9 of their plants on May 1st, so that anyone who wants to attend the festivities will not miss work.

The only thing they are supporting here is their ability to hire slaves at wages so low that are so low that no American could work for them and be able to have anything close to a life.

If Tyson were forced to penalize the workers that don't show up on this day, they would have to fire most of their staff, which should tell us that this type of business counts way to much on employing people that shouldn't be employed here in the first place.

I would suggest that the government do a raid on Tyson's plants on May 2 and shut them down again for the next few days, plus nail their CEO's that ignore the law.

The UN has a Plan

Note: This is a post that I stuck in the draft file in February and forgot to publish. I was doing a little housecleaning and decided that, though late, it still should be posted.

They have finally decided to draw back the curtain and come right out with their plans for the world. U.N. pushing to end nation-states

The plan calls for dramatically strengthening the United Nations, by implementing a laundry list of recommendations, including these:

# Eliminating the veto and permanent member status in the Security Council;

So we might as well just get rid of that.

# Authorizing global taxation on currency exchange and use of the "global commons;"

We know best who would get the money you earn.

# Creating an International Criminal Court;

Forget your Constitutions, WE can write a better one for you.

# Creating a standing army under the command of the secretary-general;

If you don't like our constitution we need a way to make you like it.

# Creating a new Economic Security Council;

For Our economic security, oops, did I say that out loud?

# Creating a new People's Assembly;

Which will have no power, but will give the peons a place to vent and think they matter.

# Regulating multinational corporations;

All profits will go to US.

# Regulating the global commons;

See above.

# Controlling the manufacture, sale and distribution of all firearms.

You don't get any.

There it is. Laid out bare. The Useless Nitwits have declared that they should run everything. These asshat's can't even handle the small projects they've taken on and they think they can run the entire planet?

We are down to two choices:
1) Make these bozos realize they are an organization to negotiate stability between governments as per the original charter.

2) Kick their asses out of the US and stop our funding our own demise.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Feds To Remove Gas Tax For 60 Days

This is good news right? Well, you need to look at the second part of this provision. They plan on making up the lost revenue by shifting the tax onto the oil companies, which will create a saving to the public of 0, nothing, nada.

What people don't seem to realize, and what the government hopes you won't figure out, is that companies do not pay taxes, consumers pay taxes.

Oh, yeah, companies fill out tax forms and write checks to the government, but you have to remember where the company got the money in the first place. They got it from you, the consumer. When you bought their product, the price of whatever tax they were going to have to pay was already figured in.

So, after they pass this boondogle and you try to figure out why the price doesn't go down, don't blame the oil companies, think about it and blame congress. If you can't see through this, you are as easily fooled as they think you are.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Guard the Borders Blogburst

Swing by GuyK's place,Charming, Just Charming, and read some facts about illegals that you most likely won't hear through the MSM. And while your there,stay and visit a spell. He has a great site.

Just Weird

A lady in Germany opted to use her own vehicle to transport her dead mother cross country.
"The corpse was on the back seat without a seat belt, which in this case didn't really matter. But it was covered up with clothing. It is a misdemeanour."

Read the story here.

Why Does Gas Cost So Much?

Day after day I have to listen to everyone moan about the price of gas. It's always the Big Oil companies collaborating to drive the price up. Well when you read the article below, you will learn that oil companies have little control of the price.

Read The O'Reilly Fiction by Mac Johnson.

If you would like to hear Mac debate O'Reilly on this topic go to Expose the Left

Monday, April 24, 2006

We're Having a Crusade? Part I

Just when we were starting to think old OBL had forgotten about us, he pops up with a new tape. This time he is really pushing the "Crusade against Islam" line.

I hate to break it to him, but he doesn't know what Crusading is.

A Crusade Against Islam

Rule and Regulations for the Practice of Islam in the United States

Registration listed below must be completed by no later than the 30th of next month.

1. All Muslims in the United States are to report to the nearest police station and register with authorities. Failure to register by this date will result in arrest.

2. All Mosques must obtain a license to practice and Imams associated with each Mosque must register as such. Failure to obtain this license shall cause the Mosque to be confiscated and sold. Any Imam directing prayer at any mosque, not registered with that mosque shall be arrested.

3. Sermons may be recorded and/or monitored at any time.

4. Call to Prayer if heard off of registered property, or loud enough to disturb the neighborhood is forbidden.

5. Wearing of traditional Muslim garb out side of houses and mosques is forbidden and punishable by fine on the first offense and arrest for the second.

6. Any Muslim found with a weapon shall be arrested. This includes all fire arms, ceremonial knives, or any other weapon considered to be dangerous.

7. Muslims right to vote is rescinded.

8. Any Muslim attempting to convert a person to Islam is subject to arrest.

There will be future regulations enacted following this initial registration. You will be notified by mail of additional rulings.

Prince Harry

From: DNA World

“If I am not allowed to join my unit in a war zone, I will hand in my uniform,” he was quoted as telling senior officers before his passing-out from Sandhurst military academy.

Three cheers for the Prince. Third in line to the throne, he could easily been held back from deployment to Iraq, but is insisting on shipping out with them.

Too often we criticise the royals for being out of touch with the real world, but when you think back, they do serve, and they do go to war. His Father served in the Royal Navy during the war for the Falkland Islands.

So G-d speed Prince Harry, may you serve honorably and come home safely.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Mary McCarthy-Traitor - Continued

Well, it didn't take long for the MSM to rush to the defense of McCarthy. There argument is a convoluted stream of illogic along the lines of "she didn't do anything illegal...but, if she did she had really very good reasons".

Ace of Spades has been on this much better that I could ever do. So if you would like to follow the twisting and turning coverage of this go here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Something To Think About: Update

Back on April 6th I referenced a short story by Dan Simmons, and the link promptly disappeared. I have located it again, so if you were not able to read it at that time, then go here: April 2006 Message from Dan

Good to Know

This is just a case of outright theft from LC Hujonwi's Place.

The California/Oregon State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while in the Truckee, Kirkwood, and Yosemite areas.
They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly. They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper.

Oh yeah, I prbably should have posted a spew alert at the top.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Mary McCarthy-Traitor

Mary McCarthy is a traitor to the United States of America.

Read the story here: NewsMax

I'm sure she will try to spin it as being done out of patriotism, but when you release secret intelligence, you are a traitor..period.

"The officer has acknowledged unauthorized discussions with the media and the unauthorized sharing of classified information," Gimigliano said. "That is a violation of the secrecy agreement that everyone signs as a condition of employment with the CIA."

Where did this treasonous bitch get the idea that she was helping the country by running to the press with allegations of secret prisons in foreign countries?

Sandy Berger appointed CIA officer fired for leak

In case you cannot remember who Sandy Berger is.
...Berger, who pleaded guilty last fall to stealing classified information from the National Archives while preparing Clinton to testify to the 9-11 commission.

Do these asshats think that stealing classified documents and releasing secret information to the press, in time of war, can be justified? The main thing about this, is who the hell is Mary McCarthy, an appointed bureaucrat, to decide National Policy and release secrets that she had sworn to protect? If she disagreed with policy, resign.

However, going by the severe penalty that Berger had to pay for stealing,
a judge ordered Berger to pay a $50,000 fine for his crime. Berger avoided prison time under the punishment handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson.

I'm sure this traitor will get a similarly severe sentence along the lines of 2 years probation. She should be shot.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Iran Knows How To Disarm The World

Who else but the UN could come up with this. Iran is now elected as deputy for Asian nations to the United Nations Commission on Disarmament.

So a majority of the nations on the planet think that Iran, who just the day before was threatening to wipe another country off the face of the Earth is a good arbitrator for disarmenent.

For more try this site: Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

Illegal Immigration Again

I took a couple of days off from political posting here, just burned out. The two things that are on my mind now are immigration and Iran.

The big story today is the raiding of companies that have hired illegals and citing the owners of the company.

Smoke and Mirrors.

All of a sudden the Administration has awakened to the what the population of the country thinks about illegals (like it was a secret, 85% against) and starts to raid businesses and citing them for breaking the law.

This is a bunch of political posturing by Bush and nothing is going to come of it in the long run. Nothing is going g to happen till it gets to court, in about two years, then it will be dismissed or plead down to a negligable fine. In the meantime it looks like they are actually getting serious about the problem.

The only group that is getting serious about the borders is the Minutemen. They are willing to start building a real fence on the border to stem the tide. To get the info on this project and to donate to the project go to Minuteman Border Fence Project

For more on how illegal immigrant hiring has been handled go to Michelle Maklin. read the numbers and weep.

90 Shots

This is the target from yesterday. 90 rounds by me with the XD-40. Started out pulling left, then correted and started shredding the middle. Then fatigue started to set in and started just pulling the trigger, so I got a little wild.

While breaking consentration pisses me off, part of the test with this piece now is number of rounds through it using specific ammo without problems. Like I said yesterday, my 10/22 has had between 50-70,000 rounds through it in 30 years, and has mischambered only once. Being it shot another 100 rounds after that perfectly, I would tend to believe it was an flaw in the ammo.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Good Day

Off work and the day was sunny and in the 80's. Picked my son up from school and jetted over to Turner's Sportman to pick up some ammo. As long as we were there, figured we might as well take a look at some compact handguns. Played with a Glock, Springfield and a Barreta, all in .40 S&W. For price I still like the Springfield, and I've put over 500 round through my XD in the last few months without a problem.

Also got to hold the new Commemorative model M-1 Garand. Oh, to be rich.

After spending a fortune on the ammo that we originally went there for, it was off to the range to burn a bunch of it up. The most amazing thing, I had on my Anti-Idiotarian Tshirt and the lady who was waiting on me asked about the shirt, so of course I told her that we were just a bunch of nice level headed group of people who enjoyed dicussing politics (Mheh). The other lady working ther asked if I knes the owner of AIR and I said I'd had some discussions with Misha. Turns out that she was our Imperial Firearms Advisor, Kim Du Toit's sister-in-law. Damn small world isn't it?

Did much better this time with my XD-40, got my .54 cal black powder rifle sighted in, wasted a lot of shotgun shells, but had fun, and between my son and I threw about 700 rounds of .22 downrange. The only problem was my Ruger 10/22 didn't load a round properly after about 600 rounds. First hangup for that gun in 30 years and thousands of rounds. Probably just a bad cartrige.

All in all one of the most pleasant and fun days I've had in quite a while. If I can hobble out to my truck later I may scan and post my pistol target.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April 18

A day preety much like every other day, except that this is my day.

Some other historical things that happened on April 18th through history.

Some Not so good thing:
# 1906 - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, destroys much of San Francisco, California.

# 1983 - A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.

# 1988 - U.S. launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in retaliation for the April 14 mining of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will. The one-day action is the world's largest naval battle since World War II.

Good things:
# 1775 - Two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott ride to warn of impending arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock and seizure of weapons. Only Prescott finishes the ride.

# 1942 - World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo occurs.

Some odd things:
1797 - Battle of Neuwied resulted in the victory of French under General Louis Lazare Hoche against Austrians under General Wermecek.

# 1857 - Clarence Darrow, American attorney (d. 1938)

# 1882 - Leopold Stokowski, Polish conductor (d. 1977)

# 1963 - Conan O'Brien, American comedian

# 1945 - Ernie Pyle, American journalist (b. 1900)

# 1947 - Josef Tiso, Slovakian leader (b. 1887)

# 1955 - Albert Einstein, German-born Jewish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Iraqi Beauty Queen(s)

Pictured are the winners of the Miss Iraq beauty pagent. The judges were only able to narrow the field down to these three because they happen to like blue. The impasse was caused when the question and answer segment was dropped due to the decision that these were just women and who cares what women think.

Now go read what really happened to Tamar Goregian, the Iraqi Beauty Queen at Michelle Malkin.

Road Rage

When working Day shift, I am on the road at 4:20 AM. Shift stats at 5 AM and it is a 15 to 20 minute drive. I've had a flat on the way to work and made it on time. Ever seen "A Christmas Story" where the Dad changes the tire.

Even here in L.A. traffic is virtually nonexistant at that hour. I can get on the freeway and set the cruise control at 65 MPH, get in the #2 lane (out of 4) , and just steer. There can be around a mile of road that is mine alone.

Why is it then that the person who is going 75 to 80 (or more) will fly up to within a couple of car lengths of my rear bumper, decelerate rapidly, and sit there for what seems forever. They will then swerve, usually to the right and mostly without signaling, and go screaming by. There were three other lanes open, they had the option of passing on either side, there are no other vehicles to factor in. The only reason for this type of action is that these drivers can only handle one piece of information at a time.

1. There is another car in front of me.
2. I'm catching up to it.
3. I must be going faster than the car I'm catching up to.
4. Oh, I've caught up to it.
5. Better slow down before I hit it.
6. Should I move left or right?
7. I'll go right.
8. Turn indicator, Oh, I'm already changed lanes, too late.
9. Accelerate back to 80 because I was to lazy to leave 5 minutes earlier.

Now each of these steps in thought seem to take anywhere from 5 to 10 seconds to complete. So, for 45 seconds to a minute and a half, two cars are tied up on an otherwise empty freeway.

Oh, and I have tried signaling and changing lanes before they even get close, but inevitably, they seem to change with me which adds another step in the whole process and more tension to the encounter that I don't need to deal with at early hour.

Another driving technique has seemed to appear over the last year. Driving on a straight flowing freeway, cars spaced nicely, speed constant, and then there is a bend in the road. Not a turn, just a slight deviation from straight. Once into the bend, the brakes come on and a slowdown of 10 to 15 MPH occurs. Cars accordion together, then, through the bend, traffic goes back to the previous speed and spacing.

I hate being late, and I dislike the aggravation associated with being late. I've reach the age where I would rather leave for my destination with a large delay factor built in, get to my destination early, and have time to decompress from the drive before dealing with appointments or whatever. Driving is a fact of life with built in stress, being you cannot control those whom you share the road, but sometimes it seems that my fellow travelers just cannot help but create problems that never should have arisen.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Round 'Em Up?

There seems to be only two options offered on what to do about the 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants that are here. Either round them all up and ship them home, or give them amnesty.

To me neither one is feasible. We are not going to pick up that number of people and transport them, I agree, it would be impossible. Do we reward them with a fast track to citizenship, basically just ignore that they thumbed their nose at the law because they wanted to come here and weren't willing to apply.

What if we just did something in the middle. Put their future in their hands. They can go home and apply, give them a grace period to leave, say six months, no penalty. After the grace period expires, if you are involved with government in any way, speeding ticket, drugs, after the use of medical facilities, you will be deported, and there will be no chance of citizenship or residency at all, ever.

At first there will probably be little change, but if enforced fully, after a few hundred get a ride back home, word will spread and those that are serious about wanting to make a life here will start heading home on their own.

Of course the only way this will work is if we seriously apply the deporting, "we warned you and you didn't listen, so hasta la vista, baby". Plus the borders must be controlled. Access only through regulated points. Anyone crossing in other places, free trip back across the line and your future chances for living here out the window. No debate, no excuses, no exceptions.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Maywood, California

A sleepy little city inside of the moetropolis of Los Angeles has decided tha the laws of the United States and California do not apply within their city limits. Maywood is a "Sanctuary City", no immigration laws with be enforced there.

They had run a regular checkpoint to stop DUI's, not having a licence, and proof of insurance, but it turns out that they were catching a disporportionate number of illegals at the stops.

Now we all know if you catch a large number of people who have already broken the law, breaking the law, you must ignore it.

The answer is simple. If Maywood does not want to enforce the laws of the state or federal government, do not accept money form those agencies. No grants for police enhancment, no Medicare or Medi-Cal aid.

Don't wanna be part of the nasty old USA, go for it. Just don't look for a hand as you're going under.

Protesters Fired For Missing Work

21 (the article says 15, but I heard their lawyer say 21 on FNC) immigrants were fired for taking the day off of work to attend the protests yesterday. The company stated that absences would not be excused for that day, but these people decided it was more important than their job. Their choice, now they have to face the consequences of their choice.

The company had to shut down for the day because the workers they had expected to be there didn't bother to show up. They had more important things to do. Just too bad this isn't fwance.

As Fwance Slowly Sinks Into the Sunset

With the surrender by chirac to the students, what once was a bastion of freedom oozes slowly down the drain.

The students would rather be unemployed than have to work and prove they know, or are capable of learning to perform at a job. If in the 25 years of having say on whether to hire someone who maybe didn't look to hot during interviews or keeping them after a year or so, I had to decide on day one if someone would be with the company 5 years down the line, I would have made many mistakes.

I have hired guys that didn't look like they would ever fit, but we needed a body, and they turned into some of the best employees you could want. I have also hired guys that fit everything we were looking for, but you spent half a day looking to see where they were hiding. These guys had the talent, but didn't want to work for the good of the company so it could make money and pay them more.

fwance has now locked themselves into a culture of socialism that cannot support itself. The only answer is to import labor from outside the country, so fwance will lose it's declining cultural identity that it has fought so hard to preserve over the last few decades. fwance is now part of Eurabia.

If I'm Up For Election--The Case Must Go On

The Prosecutor, district attorney Durham County D.A. Mike Nifong-D, of the Duke University LaCrosse team came out today and said that even though the DNA evidence doesn't tie any of the players to the rape charges against them, he will proceed with the case.

Every legal analyst who has postulated on this has opined that should be the death knell as far as going after the team members, but there could be something we don't know, however they sure would like to know what it could be.

My opinion...Mr. Nifong was appointed to fill a vacant position and is now up for his first election. If he lets these white privileged boys off at his point, he will be dead meat. He is going to string this out for political advantage for the next three weeks (past the election) then let the case fade away. The man is letting politics run his enforcement of justice and the voters in his district had better pay attention and make sure they don't come under suspicion of anything around next election time.

In order for him to hold on to his position, he is more than willing to sacrifice the Coach of the LaCrosse team and the 46 young players.

American Flags at Illegal Rallies

Taqiyya:the religiously-sanctioned doctrine, with its origins in Shi’a Islam but now practiced by non-Shi’a as well, of deliberate dissimulation about religious matters that may be undertaken to protect Islam, and the Believers.

Why would I start a post on the gathering of illegal immigrants with a definition from the Qur'an? It struck me that we had two vastly different groups trying to accomplish the same goal using the same tactic to accomplish it.

At the previous rallies, the illegals were waving hundreds of Mexican flags and shouting anti-American sloagans. Watching this occur in U.S. cities kinda pissed alot of the legal citizens off. This time around, after a week of coaching by the Spanish speaking media, they left their Mex rags at home and were supplied (by MECha and La Raza of all people)with U.S. flags and had signs that were pro-American.

Which version of the protest are we to believe? The first one with the demands for "rights", or the second, with the spun contritness of supporting America and love of this country.

That brings me back to the definition at the top. The illegals have adopted Taqiyya, they will lie or mislead us to acheive their goal of fast tracking into the country. They say that they do the jobs that American won't do, but actually make up no more than 25% of the labor force in all of those jobs, so there are obviously citizens and legal residents that will take these jobs.

They have broken the law and are abusing the rights and privileges of being in this country. There is no need to dicuss the situation beyond that point.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A Reason For the Environmentalists to Back Controlling the Border

From the Seattle Times

If this type of information were to be disseminated enough, perhaps the environmentally aware would realize the necessity of controlling the borders.

They were screaming about potential danger of the heated oil pipe line in Alaska upsetting the caribou, which turned out to be not true, in fact the caribou like the warmth and are breeding like crazy.

Yet the damage to the southern desert areas along the border are getting little to no attention at all.

[all emphasis mine]
Mountains of trash, recurring fires, despoiled natural springs, vandalized historic sites and disappearing wildlife are part of the devastating toll that the government's running battle with smugglers and migrants is taking on national parks and wildlife refuges along the U.S. border with Mexico.

This sounds a bit like an man-made ecological disaster.
At Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, 2 ½ million pounds of garbage is scattered through broad valleys and desert arroyos every year, according to Roger DiRosa, the refuge manager.

I know, all we have to do is set out some trash containers along the route and the problem will be solved. We could also hire some of the illegals that come in to do the trash routes to empty the containers. A twofer, cleans up the desert and gives jobs to the new border crashers.

On a recent tour of the damage, DiRosa, who manages Cabeza Prieta for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, steered his truck toward the Growler Mountains, making slow headway through what used to be fertile desert topsoil. A constant stream of vehicles has pulverized the sand into a fine powder that DiRosa and other federal land managers call "moon dust."

This should say something about the sheer number of people crossing this region. They have turned what was a living desert into a dust bowl.
The constant human pressure is threatening to eliminate the area's wildlife. The refuge's population of the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, a deerlike creature, had fallen to 21 - down from 179 in 1992 -— and the species was headed for extinction before a captive-breeding program was established in 2004.

Here is the "caribou" extinction that the enviro's should be screaming about, although with only 21 wild breeding pronghorns outside of zoos, the species will not exist in their natural habitat, if it could support them with the damage done to the ecosystem again for decades at best.
East of Organ Pipe, residents of the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation recently removed more than 7,000 abandoned vehicles.

Figure an average of only five per car that's 35,000 illegals right there.
Wendy Glenn, whose family runs a cattle ranch near Douglas, described the harm done to livestock and wildlife.

"There are at least two semi [tractor-truck] loads of trash in the canyon behind us, and there are probably seven canyons like that," she said. "Our cattle eat the trash. Little animals stick their heads in bean cans and walk around with the cans on their muzzle until they die. Our neighbor had a cow in a corral - it was having a problem calving. They came back in the morning to check on it, and two illegals had killed the calf and were cooking it.

This is the respect for private property that they bring, along with their feeling of right to entitlement. "Hey, the gringos are all rich so they won't miss one little calf if we take it."
"There's constant harassment of wildlife," Glenn said. "Deer don't feed during the night, because there's too many people running around. They need to go into the thickets to shade up during the day, but they go in now and there's people there, along with trash and fecal matter."
At Organ Pipe, on Cabeza Prieta's eastern border, the National Park Service estimates that visitors hiking the park's trails may encounter 200 pounds of trash per mile. Wildlife biologists say trash and human waste spread disease among animals.
Soil compaction across hundreds of miles of roads and trails has killed cactuses' shallow root systems, causing towering saguaro and organ-pipe cactuses to topple, taking with them animal food sources and bird nests.

At Organ Pipe, American Indian relics and pioneer ranch buildings have been damaged or destroyed, Billings said. The corral from Dos Lomitas Ranch, a 19th-century site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is being taken apart board by board and the wood used for campfires.

Not only are they destroying our present, they are erasing our past.

One would think that those on the left, if they can handle more than one related issue at a time, would be concerned enough to support controlling immigration so as not to destroy the enviroment.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Something To Think About

April 2006 Message from Dan, a very thought provoking piece, in a sci-fi format, from Dan Simmons on our future.

As always, it has stirred up some discussion over at the Rott.

HT: Emperor Misha

UPDATE: The page that I linked to has disappeared. Trying to find someone who saved it and will try to link there or post it here when found.

UPDATE 2: the link is working again.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Banned in the USA

From Right Wing Nation (one of my favorite sites).

RightWingProf covers the absolute intellectual disassociation of the left with reality. Yelling about how they are being banned, suppressed, living in fear of the police state, while standing in the middle of the city bloviating on national TV.

Take a trip "Through The Looking Glass".

Monday, April 03, 2006

Why Americans Hate This “Immigration” Debate

Probably one of the most concise explainations of why the debate on immigration has struck such a cord with so much of the population.
Herbert E. Meyer from The American Thinker

And if you would like an allagorical example of how illegal immigration is viewed, read "Hector" from Parkway Rest Stop

Hat Tip to GuyK of Charming, Just Charming

9/11 Remembered

The release of the 911 tapes has stirred up some memories. For me it started here, which had been stirred from here

It is amazing, like when Kennedy was assassinated (if you were old enough to remember), everyone has the events of the day etched in their mind. It brought tears to my eyes while I posted what I went through that day.

I've posted it before, but I'll do it again, this montage should be viewed so as not to forget what it it was like that day. (I will also post it on my sidebar permanent posts.) Never Forgive, Never Forget

Debbie Schlussel pic

I will not make any money off the posting of this pictue, nor will I lose any, being this is just a little backwater blog, but this person is a know "celeb" and is subject to fair use policies.

Where did this come from...see here, here, here, and here.

Death Penalty

I'm for it.

"Thou shall not murder." 'nough said.

I do agree with another alternative that has be put forward by Bill O'Reilly. I am not a big fan of O'Reilly, because he too often takes the populist viewpoint on a matter and seems to be willing to discount the arguments against what he says.

His proposal in lieu of the death penalty is life without parole, served somewhere in Alaska making gravel.

The rules, You beat big rocks into little rocks for the rest of your life. You get credit for making a lot of little rocks, that will pay for your food, heat, cigarettes, etc. A totally worthless existence just making little rocks, but come the day the script gets handed out for how many little rocks you made to pay your keep, I bet there are those who revel in what they were able to accomplish and how valuable life is.

Perhaps then they could appreciate what they did and ask for and receive forgiveness from God.

Maussoui's Trial

I'm trying to beat a deadline here. Blogspot has slown down to a crawl and I've had trouble getting on and I wanted to do this before the verdict came back, which is due in about.....15 minutes.

Do I think maussoui deserves the death penalty...yes. He was plotting against the United States and was in the loop with Al Queda. I believe he is guilty of everything that the government accuses him of.

Now do I believe he was the key to the whole thing, probably not.

He was a radical muslim with ties to Al Queda, he did take pilot's training, he was an terrorist training camp....however, I also believe that this guy was so uncontrollable that even the Al Queda operatives had to stand back and say "Whoa", this guys gonna get us killed. Of source this boils down to a matter of timing. They planned on dying, just not because some asshat that was in their operation couldn't wait to get his 72 raisins and screwed up their plans on the timing for their fruit baskets.

Should he die for his actions? That is a tricky question. He certainly deserves it for his (minor though it may be) involvement in plotting the deaths of innocents, but that is what he wants. He has inflated his importance to the operations of 9/11 to help him become a martyr, so he should be stuck in a hole for life without parole and just left to sit out his days on earth ignored.

UPDATE: It has been decided that he is eligible for the death penalty. So in about 5 years, this would be settled, the another 20 before the sentence could be carried out...hell, I'll be dead by then.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Jill Carroll Is Free

I held off on writing about this until some time had passed. The video that was put out along with her release was one of those times where you have to look at the situation and weigh your gut reaction with what was really happening.

We had a woman who had been held for 4 months by terrorists and would say anything to be free again. So, was it was a matter of fear, Stockholm Syndrome, or actual conversion.

Once safe from the terrorists she immediately stated that what she said on tape was coerced and done so she could get her freedom.
“During my last night in captivity, my captors forced me to participate in a propaganda video. They told me I would be released if I cooperated. I was living in a threatening environment, under their control, and wanted to go home alive. So I agreed,” she said in a statement read by her editor in Boston.

“Things that I was forced to say while captive are now being taken by some as an accurate reflection of my personal views. They are not.”

She also gave information to the military on what she knew about the terrorists and other hostages. She did what she felt she needed to do to survive while in the terrorist's control, and there is no dishonor in that.
“I will not engage in polemics. But let me be clear: I abhor all who kidnap and murder civilians, and my captors are clearly guilty of both crimes,” she said.

They Have A Plan

Had to pass this along from iowahawk on the dhimicrats plan for winning the elections: Operation Steel Gazelle: A Smart, Multi-Slide Plan For Toughening American Security with Smartness.

Warning: spew alert

Pirate Action at DailyKos

The Pirate Armada boarded the DailyKos today and had a real discussion going on one of the threads. When I dropped by it was up to 140 comments. That was when it started to get weird. Comments started disappearing. The reason:
Your comments haven't been deleted, you just can't see them.

We have no moderators nor overlords. Comments that are rated as written by trolls become invisible to said trolls. Trusted users can see your spew, in all its idiocy.

Now, run home - your mommies are calling

Ah, nothing like free and open debate. I sure that Uncle Stalin would be proud of them. "We didn't delete it, you are just not allowed to see it". Newspeak at it's finest. If you think you are losing, ignore the argument, hide the evidence, and pretend it never happened.

Dred Pundit Bluto has some hi-lights of the raid here

A Solutiion For The Border

I just heard one of the most idiotic arguments for not protecting our borders yet. I was listening to "The Cost of Freedom" on Fox News and was told that there is a system already in place to weed out the bad illegals from the good illegals. If someone comes into this country and commits a crime, they will get arrested and sent back to their homeland.

I don't know who was more stunned by this piece of "logic", me, or the others on the panel. This asshat thinks the best way to handle the problem is to let them in and then when one of them kills, rapes, or robs, then we'll know they're a bad guy and send them home. Too bad for the person that was sacrificed to figure this out.

What he wasn't going to get into was the fact that, if caught, the taxpayer will get to pay for his court case and prison housing for the next number of years then we get to deport him. Sound like a good system to me.

Burning a Mexican Flag Is A FELONY

I am sure most have heard about the students at the Phoenix HS that pulled down the Mexican flag that was run up the school's pole. Well, it turns out the students that had the nerve to stand up to the assholes claiming American soil for their homeland were ROTC.

Where the story gets interesting is that the students who burned the Mexican rag were arrested and charged with arson and "interfering with an educational institution". WTF?

euphoricreality has the story (with updates) at American Students Retaliate Against Flag Dishonoring.

Oh, what a topsy-turvy world we live in. It is fine for illegals to burn the U.S. flag, but a felony for a American citizen and patriot to burn a Mexican flag.

On top of that outrage, the principal has forbidden the wearing of any representation of a flag, so as not to offend anyone. I could care less if they are offended by a U.S. flag. If they don't like 'em, go home. And don't give me that crap about they were the indigenous people, they weren't.