Monday, July 31, 2006

More Garbage

I posted on this once before, but nobody listened....or nobody read my pontification of the subject as this was back in April, before attaining my current massive following.

From the Arizona Daily Star
Crossers burying border in garbage
Despite cleanups, trash along smuggling routes piles up faster than ever
By Tony Davis
After three years of cleanups, the federal government has achieved no better than a 1 percent solution for the problem of trash left in Southern Arizona by illegal border-crossers.
Cleanup crews from various agencies, volunteer groups and the Tohono O'odham Nation hauled about 250,000 pounds of trash from thousands of acres of federal, state and private land across Southern Arizona in 2002 to 2005, says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
But that's only a fraction of the nearly 25 million pounds of trash thought to be out there.

Go read the whole article, I'll wait for you to get back....

...You're back. good

Now do you remember that part at the beginning, nearly 25 million pounds of trash thought to be out there., that's 12 thousand 500 tons (12,500) of crap being left for us to pick up. The government needs to budget $62.9 million over five years to try to clean this up, and this number I'm sure is calculated only to deal with what they think is out there now. Without doing something about the border, it's just going to get worse and cost more.

Some have said that if they weren't forced to go through the desert to illegally enter the country, this would'nt be a problem. Well, I can tell you their habit of dumping trash wherever convenient does not stop once they hit cities. I lived and worked in the Barrio for over 20 years, my company had property scattered all through the Temple-Beaudry district of L.A. We had to have an extra dumpster just to clean up the couches, TV's, dressers, etc. That would just be dumped on our property.

L.A. Public Works has a program for heavy hauling, If it's to big to go in the trash can, call a number and they'll pick it up on trash day, no charge. They advertise it constantly in every language you could possibly run into, but the only parts of the city that won't use it seems to be the barrio sections. I've never seen the dumping in Little Japan, Koreatown, Little Armenia or Chinatown (except the sections where the Chinese are moving out).

In my younger days, I was a avid hiker and camper. I live right below the Angeles National Forest and a day trip to a waterfall with a pool was a weekly jaunt and weekend camping overnight at 10,000 feet elevation to get out of the heat and smog was monthly. I was raised with the rule "Pack it in-Pack it out+", you tried to pick up a little more and leave the mountains better than when you went in. I stopped going about 10 years ago when my son was 8 and I was trying to introduce him to hiking, broken glass in the pools, soiled diapers (oh G-d), Styrofoam containers, old couches left at campsites. Where the trip was suppose to relieve the tensions of the city, I was finding myself more depressed that the mountains had been defiled.

I know that not every piece of crap left in the mountains is not left by illegals, but from my experience, if i called others on leaving trash, 90% of the time they would pick it up. When I called the hispanics on it, nicely, as in "Hey, you forgot to take pack your trash out", i've been threatened more times than not.

I know I have wandered far afield on this, but I have been to Mexico and see the respect and/or training of there creeping across the border. I do not want to have the norm to be the trashing of a beautiful country.

The End For Fidel?

Ailing Castro Gives Power to Brother from BREITBART.COM

At long last this thorn in our side is about to be removed. Fidel has been in power since 1959, most of my life, which is about 46 years to long. I don’t know much about his brother Raul, but he can’t be any worse for the Cuban people than Fidel has been.

El Presidente wouldn’t relinquish, even “temporarily”, his hold on power unless he was really sick and most likely going to kick the bucket. Here’s hoping he has seen the cards on the table.

Israel v Terrorists

This picture sums up my feelings on what Israel has had to face in her war.
Borrowed from Michelle Malkin

Sunday, July 30, 2006

He's Proud to be an American

If you need any reason to proudly say that you are proud and blessed to live in this country, all you need is to read this post by Misha of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler and get the perspective of some one who has lived on both sides.

He is from Denmark,and proud of his heritage, but now considers himself an American, first and last.

Read and learn. EUnuch Inferiority Complex

Oh, and read the comments, particularly by them furiners.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Troubles Posting

Blogger has been giving me fits the last few days. I have lost two rants that took a lot of energy to write, only to have the system crash and the post lost. I don't know if it's the heat of summer or what, but it seems that the whole internet has become slower and more prone to glitches over the last few weeks, if that's possible.

Even the Emperor has had his system drop off for no apparent reason. Of course it could be that with all the kids out of school and being to hot to go outside the traffic at MySpace may be hogging bandwidth.

For the time being, I'm going to compose on Word and load posts from there. After expending time and trouble on a good rant it is just to depressing to lose it when you try to post.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Summertime....and the..Ah, Hell It's Just Hot

I woke up today at 7 AM and the A/C was running. It's set for 80 degrees, because I'm a cheap bastard, but I knew this wasn't a good omen.

At 10:30 AM, I went out to get the mail and it was 108, that was when I decided that there was not going to be any work done today.

I went on a Turner Classic channel binge and saw some of the best and worst movies made, everything from White Commache (William Shatner in a dual role spaghetti western) to To Kill a Mockingbird.

It's now 11:00 PM and it's 90 outside...the prospects for accomplishments tomorrow and not favorable. This is southern California, it's suppose to be 70 year round.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Recruiting Terrorists

Every time there is a confrontation with a terrorist group, the yelling from the appeasers begins. The killing of these shits, that position their strongholds in apartment buildings with the knowledge that an attack is going to cause civilian casualties. Yeah...that's why they do it, they care about the life of their fellow muslims as much as they care about what Paris Hilton wore to the Emmy's.

On one side of the problem is if you fight back, you are guaranteed to have "collateral damage". The terrorists then tell the populace, "See..We told you the Great and little Satans only want to kill muslims." Thus recruiting repressed and angry people.

The other side is that if you do not respond to any provocation, the terrorists then say.."Look...the Americans and Joos quake at the might of Allah's (bees piss upon him) mighty armies. Join us and create islamic paradise."

As far as recruiting, it doesn't matter which path you lose. Myself, I chose the path of protecting my family and neighbors and the hell with their "feelings". They have allowed these killers of women and children to take firm root in their homes and now they will have to deal with it. I will not sit and watch those around me be killed in the hope that the followers of the pedophile prophet will change their stated goals and turn to anything resembling peace if we would just concede one more "little" thing to them.

Now is the time to stop the 2nd Islamic Crusade!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


If anyone still drops by, I've just been busy the last few weeks living. With access to my garage restored, I've been busy with little projects and relearning all the little techniques for woodworking that had become rusty from disuse. The pressure of not blogging was building up and I was starting to scare the wife and kid with my rants.

My truck just turned 100,000 miles. I have been putting it in the shop every day and picking it up at night to go to work so my mechanic can go over it, one end to the other, and hopefully get me another 100,000 on her. The only problem I've had is the heater core, which will involve removing the whole dashboard. I will be more attentive to replacing the anti-freeze in the future as the labor alone is going to hit me for $600.

As far as the world at large, these are just some random thoughts on (semi) current events.

*Imagine my surprise when I found out I had been lied to all these years about N. Korea. It was very enlightening when their ambassador to the U.N. informed us that the reason they were developing nukes was that it was their duty to protect Southeast Asia and prevent the U.S. from invading. And here I thought they were the bad guys.

*Proving that when hit in the head enough times almost anyone can eventually learn to duck, I actually heard a speaker for the NAACP mention that he thinks the Democrats may actually just be using them. While stating that he didn't particularly care for the Republicans, he said the Dem's were doing a "two-step" with race issues, promising everything during election years, then kinda forgetting about it till the next election cycle.

I have to wonder how long that guy will be allowed to keep his leadership position?

*After giving up "Land for Peace", Israeli cities continued to have rockets lobbied at them daily from Lebanon and Gaza. Now, with the cross border incursion and kidnapping of IDF soldiers, Israel is accused of an escalation in the violence because they finally said "ENOUGH"!

I keep hearing that the shelling of terrorist strongholds is an "overeaction" to the kidnapping of a few soldiers. Tell that to the families of the 8 soldiers that were killed getting in the way of this minor kidnapping.

The Useless Nitwits were quick with drafting a (U.S. vetoed) condemnation of Israel for responding to these provocations, yet weeks later, cannot bring themselves to think a harsh thought about N Korea trying to launch ballistic missles toward Japan and Hawaii.

Now the UN is working on another ceasefire. Why is it that the Useless Nitwits only call for a ceasefire when Israel decides to shoot back? More waste of paper to issue another resolution that will be ignored by the terrorists. There are 2000 blue helmets in south Lebanon monitoring the last resolution, UNSCR 1559. Near as I can tell, their job was to keep track of the number of Kassam and Katyusha rockets arching overhead, between molesting children and making sure not to interfer with anyone setting up a launch site.

I feel much better now.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Family Night Out

Went to a Dodger game last night, me, the wife, my son and his girlfriend. This is the first baseball game in about two years I have attended. I wondered why it had been so long since I had been to see a game. At first I thought maybe it was because my work schedule had been busy for the last few years, then I walked through the gates of the stadium that I had been going to for my whole life and ran into the reason sports that I have enjoyed all my life have become a mere blip.

Every thing with a flat surface on it is sponsored. From the scoreboard (Unocal, to the cup holders between the seats (Pizza Hut). Even the space above the men's room trough has advertisements. The simple scoreboards between the decks that showed score, balls, strikes....gone. Now the whole tier between the levels is a screen that gives information and graphics that flash by while the batter walks to the plate, then goes to the advertiser that is sponsoring that inning.

Going to a game now is no longer about the game itself, it must be an EVENT The game hasn't changed all that much, but the amount of advertisement and hype has made it hard to pay attention to what you went to see.

I paid an admission fee to sit in a seat and was treated to ads on the giant TV screen in the park, I got a hot dog, fries and a beer and it cost me $21.00. My wife went to get food and missed 2 1/2 innings. I bought a beer ($8.00) and gave the "cashier" a ten and three ones, she looked at me and said "You gave me thirteen dollars." I had to explain $8 for the beer = a five and 3 ones, so you give me a five and we're even.

I did enjoy the game being we crushed the Diamondbacks, and the fireworks show (sponsored by Ameritrade) was good, but the constant barrage of advertisement on top of my paying for the privilege to have this crap foisted on me, just rubbed me wrong.

Four people to go to a baseball game.....$170.00.

N. Korean Missile Test

Now is the time to take out the missile test facilities in N. Korea. They've tested their ICBM and it doesn't work. We should give them 24 hours notice (just to be nice) and blow the hell out of the site and tell them any other launch site they construct will have the same fate. Enough with the negotiating, China Russia, Japan and S. Korea are in much greater danger from Lil Kim than we are, and should now realize that this psychopathic despot is more of a threat to them than us.

I did like the launching of a couple of medium range missiles to camouflage the ICBM launch. "We confuse you running dog lackeys of imperialist power by playing your three card Monte game. You never guess which one blow accident...if it did...which it didn't".

God Bless America

Land that I love.

May all have a happy and safe 4th.