Saturday, June 30, 2007

How Conservative Am I?

Took this test over at Blogthings

Your Political Profile:

Overall: 90% Conservative, 10% Liberal

Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

It came out pretty much as I supected it would.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Hiatus

Work, work, work ,work....hello boys. (Mel Brooks, Blazing

Life's been fun since the last time I posted. The intensity the workplace isn't getting better and turmoil on the home front has been occupying most of my time. This is the first I've been able to sit at the computer since my last post.

One side is worked out and the other is leaning in the other direction. Stay tuned.

Those of you who still swing by, thank you for your patronage, I'm trying (again) to get back in the swing.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wild Wildlife

This is one of the coolest nature videos I have ever run across. A Water Buffalo calf gets taken by a pride of lions, who get interrupted by a couple of crocodiles that want in on their prize, only to have a whole herd of Water Buffalo descend on them to take the calf back.

I found this at Signal 94

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What's Up With This Whole MIddle East Thing?

I'm just gonna steal this off the Rott, who got it from LC nerbygirl. (HT...HT)

Try this sight and get a condensed history of what is Israel and why it is.

Terrorism Awareness Program

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The "New" Immigrant

I got this off of Charming Just Charming

New Immigrants
From: 'David LaBonte'

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to 'print' it myself by sending it out on the Internet.
Pass it along if you feel so inclined.
Dave LaBonte (signed)

Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birthplace to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
(signed) Rosemary LaBonte

P. S. Pass this on to everyone you know!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Readin Pa. Needs More Gun Laws

Not if you ask the Sheriff. The mistake they keep making is asking the person who has to deal with the results of restriction of the 2nd Amendment.
By Kori Walter
Reading Eagle

Reading, PA - Berks County Sheriff Barry J. Jozwiak asked a panel of state lawmakers in Reading on Thursday to shoot down any legislation that would limit handgun purchases, claiming it would not curb crime or gun violence.

Jozwiak’s testimony before the state House Judiciary Committee in City Council chambers put him at odds with Reading Mayor Tom McMahon, Philadelphia lawmakers and others calling for tougher handgun laws in response to a rash of shootings and murders in Pennsylvania cities.

Jozwiak, a Republican, said he opposed a bill that would limit people to buying one handgun per month.

The money quote.
Instead of passing new gun laws, Jozwiak said, police and judges should enforce existing laws.

“Gun control does not reduce crime,” Jozwiak said. “In fact, criminals prefer their victims to be unarmed."

Of course it's not like the bozos sitting behind desks, with their added police patrols by their houses and state trooper escorts would ever listen to the guy that has to clean up after their diktat's everyday.

H/T rightwingprof

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Is Paris Burning?

Well, at least her ears, cause I gonna talk about her and of course the MSM is going non-stop about it.

Sentenced to 45 days in Los Angeles County Jail (reduced to a "guaranteed minimum" of 24 for assumed good behavior) Paris is released after what is in the real world 3 days.

Oh yeah, she was "reassigned" to "House Arrest", but hell, if I could be forced to stay in a 4,000 sq. ft. house with maids, cooks and my friends able to come by, I'm going to go get myself arrested.

Why should I care about this? As far as Paris as a person I don't. She broke the law and should have to pay the penalty. exactly like some friends of mine.

One guy, busted righteously, got 2 weeks in L.A. County Mens Jail, before the pretty new Twin Towers. He spent (what they called) 4 days in. One FULL day to process in, 2 days of trying not to get noticed, and 36 hours processing out. They released him at 1:30 AM in the middle of downtown L.A. I know, because I picked him up. after he called me at around hour 30 that he needed a ride.

The other person (female) was sentenced to 12 days in Inyo County Jail (Bakersfeild), an exact duplicate of L.A. County, just smaller. She went in on a Friday and was released on Monday at 6:00 A.M. A short serve, but she cried the whole time she was in, and if they weren't overcrowded, she'd have been there longer. Nobody gave a damn what she felt.

Both these people are good, they screwed up, and they got what they deserved, maybe a little less, but no consideration was given to whether things where a little difficult while they were incarcerated factored in. They were there until the system decided to let them out.

With Paris, it's come down to the jail system doesn't want to look like it is actually punishing someone for ignoring the law and they just can't handle the deprivation, if I ever get busted for DUI, I'm gonna cry in my cell and get "reassigned to Paris' house with an ankle bracelet for the FULL term of my sentence.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Human Shield

I stole this directly from The Dread Pundit Bluto. When I saw it, I just had to pass it on.

An Iraqi child seeks safety behind an American soldier following a terrorist suicide attack.

Thanks to Gateway Pundit.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Congradulations Texas....It's Twins...Again

While inhaling lunch today (busy work day) I was watching Headline News on CNN and got this story, I can't find a link at CNN so this will have to do.
DALLAS (WFAA) -- When it comes to children, one Dallas mother knows about having them in pairs.
The odds are one in 500,000 but she gave birth to her third set of twins at Baylor University Medical Center.
[all emphasis mine]
Pretty long odds, not to mention:
She took no fertility drugs.

Of course I see no reason to do that if you've already had two set of twins, but here's where the story gets real good.
cares for four-year-old Natalie, three-year-old twins Adam and Sebastian and two-year-old twins Rachel and Raquel.

I'll do the math for you...that's a set every year.
Followed by:
The father of the latest set of twins hopes he's ready.

O.K., to me that reads this guy isn't the father of the previous four kids.
Now...the kicker
But with neither the 21-year-old father nor the 20-year-old mother employed -- all the children are supported by welfare -- the young family faces financial and emotional obstacles.

Six kids, 20 years old and unemployed and they face financial and emotional obstacles? Who'd a thunk it. (Obviously not them.)

Oh, and something you'll just have to take my word for, because it isn't in this article, She want to have at least TWELVE kids.

Not mentioned either in the cited article or mentioned on CNN was the immigration status of "young mom Amanda Gonzales", so I'm sure it wouldn't factor into the whole thing.

So once again, Congratulations Texas.