Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Today is a day to honor our fallen heroes. There are many posts and videos all over the net today doing that, so I decided to do something a little different. I wanted to post something on why we honor these fine young men and women. What it is about these people that deserve our praise and honor?

This video of Oliver North describes why.

God bless our troops!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ask A Simple Question...

From A-Mess-NBC:

CHUCK TODD: The curriculum in the Texas public schools just got a major rewrite. Critics say the new, more conservative curriculum is revising history and the revised Texas textbooks could soon be seen, actually, in classrooms all over the country. Evan Smith is the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune. So, I have to ask, Texas is not the largest state in the union. Last time I checked, it was California. So, why is it that what Texas does with its textbooks gets, has a better chance of getting replicated in other schools across the country than what California does?

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Simple answer, Texas has money to pay for their textbooks, not IOU's.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Let's Boycott The Easy Stuff

I'm sure we've all read this letter from Gary Pierce of the Arizona Corporation Commission:

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).

You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)

I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands.

If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.

People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.


Commissioner Gary Pierce

I, for one, would look forward to the city of Los Angeles to stop taking electricity from Arizona. It seems that my city, Glendale, has 5 generators, 3 of which just sit idle because they have not been upgraded to the newer "Clean Air Standards".

They have been fired up in recent years though to get us through the brown outs. If we stop counting on Arizona's generation, want to bet that Glendale doesn't get an exemption to fire up those extra generators.

More money for my city, which like every city in Kalifornia, could use some extra cash.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Racial Profiling...Broken Window

First off, I'd like to post a chart on who the illegal aliens are in this country.

For 2006:

So! If you're "brown skinned" and in this country illegally, you belong to the group that makes up 91% of the illegals in the country (Whereas illegal Canadians make up 0.00375%).

Who comprises the bigger problem here, and which ethnicity is more likely to run into contact with the police?

I can't wait for the ACLU and the SPLC to hit us with the "statistics" that point out that Latinos are being "disproportionally" affected by the law enacted in Arizona.

The "Broken Window" comes from the policy LAPD put into practice over a decade ago. "If you allow one broken window to go un-repaired, it drags down the rest of the community as more widows go un-repaired".

By ignoring the illegals here, we just allow more illegals to come with the feeling that they will be given a bye.

Then you get the lazy cops that don't want to do their job:

Police Chief Thomas Manger of Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington said he doesn't have the resources or the desire to enforce federal immigration violations by people who aren't disrupting the community.

"If they're not committing a crime here, frankly, I'm not sure how it enhances public safety to target those people for removal," he said.

Police Chief...this guy needs to be replaced yesterday. "If they're not committing a crime here,...", WTF? They have already committed a crime. Why is that so hard to nail down? Does this SOB tell his officers to ignore someone that doesn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign to not write a ticket, because they could be tackling real crimes? I bet not. ($$$$).

On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the latest challenge to the law in federal court on behalf of labor unions and others.

ACLU and MALDEF, I'm not surprised, but NAACP? Every Black run Blog I've gone by seems to support the Az law. I know that the NAACP is founded on the principle of having their constituents kept in perpetual poverty or Sharpton and Jackson couldn't afford their $2000 suits for their TV appearances to condemn the racism in this country while they actually fight against their own race.

Tucson police officer Martin Escobar also filed a lawsuit, arguing there's no "race-neutral" criteria for him to suspect that someone's in the country illegally. Some say it would be impossible to enforce without relying on indicators such as skin color, clothing and accent.

Well Officer Escobar, quit!

If you can't do your job, in these economic times, there is somebody to fill in and do the extra work you don't want to do. Fuck! You ask for a license, like you do at every stop you make. If they have one, that's proof of legal residence...if they don't have one? You what? Let them go anyways...maybe just because they're brown?

They worry Hispanic crime victims will be too scared to call for help, or eyewitnesses will refuse to cooperate in murder investigations.

Let's look at "Sanctuary Cites":

Some of the 31 American cities are Washington, D.C.; New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Santa Ana; San Diego; Salt Lake City; Dallas; Houston; Austin; Detroit; Jersey City; Minneapolis; Miami; Denver; Baltimore; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; New Haven, Connecticut; and Portland, Maine. These cities have adopted "sanctuary" ordinances banning city employees and police officers from asking people about their immigration status.

Look at the crime rate statistics of these cities compared to the rest of the country. It ain't pretty. Even though there is is no way you will get deported, the crime rate is beyond horrific, and like was exposed last year, these cities when they do have to deal with someone who is a major felon and illegal, they put them on planes "on the honor system" that they will stay on the plane until they get home, or just put them on a bus to another city.

The members of MS-13 are more feared than the cops, so who is running the streets?

I know it's never going to be perfect, but get the border under control, get the bad asses out of my country and then...and only then should we talk about bringing the ungrateful illegals into the light.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And I Don't Blame Them

The cactus in the photo at right planted along the Arizona border with California gives a pretty good indication of the reaction of that state to the boycott directed at them by the Los Angeles city council over the new immigration law. However, what is the opinion of folks in California? If a Los Angeles Times poll showed overwhelming support for the boycott, do you not think this would be front page news? Well, the results were overwhelming...97.6% of the respondents to this L.A. Times poll were opposed to the boycott of Arizona. The poll question: "Was the L.A. City Council right to pass a boycott of Arizona?" Here are the results:

Yes. Arizona needs to feel the consequences of enacting a bad law. 2.1% (378 votes)

Yes, though the boycott should be more of a symbolic gesture than an official measure. 0.4% (64 votes)

No, but only because doing so is probably illegal and not in L.A.'s interest. 4.2% (771 votes)

No. The city should mind its own business. 93.4% (17,030 votes)

Read more:

For my part, My son and I went to Phoenix for 3 days last week and took in a D'backs/
Dodger game and purchased food and gas.

While I was out there, I talked to some people and they are pissed that L.A. is telling them that they have no right to deal with a very bad and scary problem. I wish I had the results of this poll while I was there so I could point out it's just the liberal elitist's in government that are pushing the asinine boycott.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Some Fun

For The Ones daily speech here's a little game to play to keep from falling asleep. the rules are simple:

Rules for Bullshit Bingo:
1. Before Barrack Obama’s next televised speech, print your “Bullshit Bingo”
2. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
3. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout “BULLSHIT!”


Saturday, May 01, 2010

A Quote

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."— Ayn Rand

I have got to read this book!!!