Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can The UN Be Any More Irrelevant?

EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."

Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is "dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women," according to its website

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I have nothing to add other than a question.

When the Hell are we going to cut off funding and kick these parasites out of the US?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Check out this article. It's mostly about cities and organizations boycotting Arizona for it's recently passed anti-immigration law. The article is interesting although mostly a rehash of what most of us have already heard.

This part caught my eye though.

"Would Arizona and other states that are more conservative than San Francisco retaliate and stop sending conventions to San Francisco?" asked Kevin Westly of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. "Certainly in a recession, we don't want any retaliation."

I think there could be something to this. I say people who agree with the Arizona law show their support by going to Arizona when possible. People who book conventions, book them there. Go there for a vacation.

More importantly, boycott the San Franciscos.

Thoughts On This?

Obama Denies Individual Aid for Storm Relief

President Barack Obama has denied aid to individuals affected by March’s massive storms and Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she plans to file a formal appeal.

The decision comes just days after Obama approved the state’s request for a “major disaster declaration,” which provides financial help to state and municipal governments in Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties.

Storms plagues the state, especially these counties from March 12 to 14 and from March 29 to 31.

Rell was looking for help for homeowners, renters and employers.

“The storms that battered our state last month left a trail of astonishing devastation in their wake – crushed cars, homes struck by trees, week-long power outages and staggering flooding,” Rell said. “People and businesses all across Connecticut were left with millions of dollars in damage. They need help.


I don't want to minimize what happened to them but should the rest of us pay for it? I have no doubt they are having a bad time and many likely lost their homes but why is this the responsibility of the rest of the country?

I have said since Katrina that this would be the result of the media and the rest of the left attacking Bush. Once we were held responsible for the rebuilding of Katrina how can you tell another state no?

Give me your thoughts.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Arizona Hell

New Arizona law forcing hard choices on migrants

Read this article, if you an stomach it.

What Do You Think About This?

The Coffee Party Heats Up

When Annabel Park imagined what it would be like to head a new national political movement, here is what she had in mind: a coming together of engaged, intelligent citizens who had tired of the angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head on a recent Saturday as she made her way to Busboys and Poets, a cafe in Washington, D.C., for one of nearly 500 Coffee Party meetings taking place nationwide that day. She knew the house would be full—word had spread quickly on the group's swelling Facebook page. Park, a documentary filmmaker, was especially pleased that C-Span had arranged to broadcast the meeting.


So, what do you think? Anything to this? Will this be an actual movement or is it just a passing fad? Does the choice of the name make them out to look like a joke?

Finally, did you notice that Newsweek goes to great pains to throw around the 200,000 number? Read the article closely. This is not 200,000 at one rally, it's their membership numbers.

200,000 is a lot, right? Let's compare.

I have seen estimates of between 13% and 18% of eligible voters identify themselves as Tea Party members. There are little more than 110 million voters in the US. The calculator on my computer says this is between 14 and 20 million people, or, 100 Tea Party members for every coffee party member. Or, put another way, it's 2/10 of a percent of voters.

Now we have to be fair and recognize that the coffee party has not been around as long as the Tea Party, that is not my point. My point is that it is a perfect example of how easily the fringe media can manipulate stories.

How much time do you think Newsweek spends talking about the numbers for the Tea Party? Do they use the 20 million member number? Or the 18% of voters statistic? Not likely.

A person can read this and 200,000 seems like such a large number that it is clearly a ballooning movement. Put into perspective though, it's not even comparable to the number of people who wanted Sanjaya to win American Idol.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quote Of The Week

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”

Stephen Hawking

So the moral here is that if you run across a being from space, approach them with caution, they may be dangerous.

Actually, I am one to believe there essentially has to be life on other planets. This next quote by Hawking speaks to that.

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” he said. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

And the math to back it up.

Hawking’s logic on aliens is, for him, unusually simple. The universe, he points out, has 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars. In such a big place, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet where life has evolved.


I, for one, like the idea that we are not alone in the Universe.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Pigs Of Arizona

Read this article, it is telling on how the media has equated immigration laws to racism. Do note though that it is from the AP. Here are just a few snippets. With emphasis and comments from me.

Immigration Advocates Vow to Fight Arizona Law

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said it plans a legal challenge to the law, which it said "launches Arizona into a spiral of pervasive fear, community distrust, increased crime and costly litigation, with nationwide repercussions."

Pervasive fear? Increased crime? From this bill? WTF are they smoking? Maybe they should talk to the family of Robert Krentz.

William Sanchez, president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders Legal Defense Fund, said his group is preparing a federal lawsuit against Arizona to stop the law from being applied. The group represents 30,000 Evangelical churches nationwide, including 300 Latino pastors in Arizona.

Let's invoke religion to make the case credible. The left loves doing this, when it's convenient for them. Realize a lot of these churches hide illegals from the authorities.

"It's going to change our lives," said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. "We can't walk to school any more. We can't be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants."

The pigs? First, what is this 1968? Second, raising your children like this doesn't do much for the credibility of the immigrant community in Arizona.

Mexico warned the proposal could affect cross-border relations, with Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa saying her country would have to "consider whether the cooperation agreements that have been developed with Arizona are viable and useful."

Francisco Loureiro, a pro-migrant activist who runs a migrant shelter in Nogales, Mexico, called the new law "racist" and said it would lead to more police abuse of migrants.

"Police in Arizona already treat migrants worse than animals," he said. "There is already a hunt for migrants and now it will be open season under the cover of a law."

Loureiro said about 250 deported migrants have been arriving at his shelter every night and that most tell him they were detained by police.

Sorry, this is just too ridiculous to respond to. Border relations? With Mexico? Arresting and jailing illegals is racist? Hunting them down in the open desert instead of just letting them slip through is racist? These people are smoking the same shit as MALDEF.

Finally, we have this.

Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama called the Arizona bill "misguided" and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level -- or leave the door open to "irresponsibility by others."

So, instead of doing something about the illegal immigrants over running the southwest along with the rest of the country. Instead of attempting to keep the states in the southwest from going bankrupt trying to pay for the education, health care, and law enforcement of the increased crime of illegals. The President of the United States is going to sue his own citizens when they attempt to do his job.

Update: for a good example of what we are trying to keep from crossing the border, see this latest article currently up on Fox

7 Mexican police officers killed in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, April 23, 2010

Woodland Middle Schools Racist Principle

Parents Not Happy With T.I. School Visit

HENRY COUNTY, GA -- Out of jail and doing community service, Clifford "T.I." Harris made a trip to Woodland Middle School in Henry County on March 5, an unwanted surprise for one family.

Tom Myers was surprised when his daughter came home and told him that T.I. had been the speaker at the assembly on anti bullying. Myers told 11Alive News that had he known T.I. was speaking, he would not have allowed his daughter to attend. So he wrote an e-mail to Woodland's principal, Dr. Terry Oatts.

"The first e-mail I sent to him was to ask that from now on we have some kind of parental input whether or not a speaker is appropriate. If I don't want my child to be there, just give me the right to opt them out," Myers said.

Myers also wrote in the e-mail, "How about next time, let him mow the grass or pick up the trash around the school grounds? If the kids see that they might understand that what he did was wrong."

In e-mails obtained by 11Alive News, Oatts replied in his e-mail, "I thought about asking a guy who snorted cocaine and got arrested for DUI when he was 30 to come and speak to our kids, but President George W. Bush was not available."


Considering Mr Oatts is black and George Bush is white, I have to assume this was a racist attack. Why else would he attack George Bush?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Down, Two To Go

I wrote yesterday about 3 Navy Seals on trial for mistreating an Islamic terrorist.

First for some good news. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, the first to go to trial was acquitted.

It seems the witness lacked credibility. It's getting to where you just cannot trust terrorists anymore. What the Hell is the world coming too?

I want to extend a congratulations to PO Huertas. He can now go home, join his family, and put this nonsense behind him.

I have been so pissed about this case since the first time I heard about it that I have to write about it again today.

I keep thinking about the scene in the court room.

We have a man sitting at the defense table who has spent his military career sacrificing his life protecting us from Islamic terrorism. He left his family for a tour of Hell. He has likely lost friends to this fight. He has seen horrors few of us could imagine. He has been demonized by some of his own citizens at home and misrepresented throughout his career by a press that enjoys their freedoms because he has spent his career fighting for them.

At the prosecution table is sitting one of those very terrorists the defendant is protecting us from. This is a man who engineered an attack that saw four Americans killed by grenades and gunfire. The men under the command of this terrorist burned the bodies of these four men and drug them through the streets of the city. These same men under the command of this same terrorist hung the bodies of two of the Americans from a bridge over the Euphrates river for the world to see.

I think they should have beaten the man half (at least) to death. I think they should have given him a good, sound ass-whipping every day they had him in custody. I think it should have been public to serve as an example for any other budding little animals that had thoughts of pulling shit like he did.

Instead he's a state witness.

I ask again, what the Hell is happening to our country.

I want to make one final point here. President Hussein has been very quiet on this case. For someone who has been very willing to express his opinion on everything from a local police arrest of a black man (a case he was wrong on) to Jessica Simpson's struggles with her weight has no opinion on one of the men under his command being tried for bloodying the lip of a brutal terrorist.

The men and women under this Commander in Chief have to feel so supported.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Support The Seals

If you look to the right in my sidebar, you will notice a new button.

Court-Martial of Navy Seal Opens in Iraq

An alleged terrorist accused in the grisly murders of four Americans appeared in court Wednesday in Iraq. But Ahmed Hashim Abed isn’t the one on trial. Instead, he was testifying against one of the Navy Seals who arrested him last September.

Petty Officer First Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Illinois, is being tried at a military base on the western outskirts of Baghdad. Huertas and two other Navy Seals face charges in connection with Abed’s arrest, during which the prisoner claims he was punched and kicked by at least one of his captors.


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This is what this poor little bastard was wanted for:

The source said intelligence briefings provided to the SEALs stated that "Objective Amber" (Abed) planned the 2004 Fallujah ambush, and "they had been tracking this guy for some time."

The Fallujah atrocity came to symbolize the brutality of the enemy in Iraq and the degree to which a homegrown insurgency was extending its grip over Iraq.

The four Blackwater agents were transporting supplies for a catering company when they were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades. Insurgents burned the bodies and dragged them through the city. They hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River for the world press to photograph.

Intelligence sources identified Abed as the ringleader, but he had evaded capture until September.


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So basically the Seals smacked this animal around a little bit and they are the ones being punished. Meanwhile, this little meat sack is be put up as a prosecution witness to testify against the people he has sworn to kill.

I don't know what the Hell is happening to our country but it is horseshit.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Barrack Obama, The Fiscal Conservative

Administration to Tea Parties: We're on Your Side

Tea Partiers, the Obama administration is on your side.

That's been the message from the White House over the past few days, as top officials dispute charges that Washington is on a spending binge and encourage conservative protesters to count their blessings.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, when asked about the Tea Party protests, said in an interview Sunday that the Obama administration is paying more attention to deficit and spending concerns than the Bush administration did.

"We've just been through eight years where many people said deficits don't matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally," Geithner said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"You don't hear people say anymore deficits don't matter. You don't hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That's an important change."

And President Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday that Tea Party activists should "be saying thank you" to him for the tax cuts passed by his administration.


Let's put this in a little perspective:

President Bush ran up a $458.6 billion deficit during his last full year in office. Obama ran up a $1.4 trillion deficit in fiscal 2009 -- that covered part of Bush's final year, but budget projections show deficits will continue to top $1 trillion for several years under Obama.

So, put another way, Obama is projected to average 3 times the annual budget deficits that Bush did.

I always have a hard time deciding if they are stupid and are actually serious about these types of statements or if they know they are lying and think we are stupid enough to believe it.

Any guess as to which it is?

Monday, April 19, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Brussels Declares Vacation Time a Human Right

An overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year's hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidized by the taxpayer.

Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.

The idea for the subsidized tours is the brainchild of Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, who was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister.

The scheme, which could cost hundreds of millions of dollars a year, is intended to promote a sense of pride in European culture, bridge the north-south divide in the continent and prop up resorts in their off-season.


So, what are your thoughts? What are the odds this will happen here?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them," Obama said. "And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."

Barrack Obama

Whether we like it or not?

I'm sick to death of this embarrassment for the US' superiority.

We developed this strength through the blood, sweat, and tears of a lot of good men and women and we have Obama running around the world apologizing for it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gay In, Prayer Out

Judge: Natl Day Of Prayer Unconstitutional

The National Day of Prayer, honored in the United States for more than a half-century, is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled.

In a 66-page opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb said the holiday violates the "establishment clause" of the First Amendment, which creates a separation of church and state.


It is no small irony that a federal judge would rule to ban prayer the day before schools around the country allow a day of silence to support the gay life style.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This Is Creepy

Department Store Pulls Padded Bikini Bras for Kids

Popular U.K. discount retailer Primark has pulled a line of sexy padded bikinis from its shelves after complaints from child protection agencies and criticism from a tabloid newspaper.

The bathing suits had enough padding in the halter top to make girls as young as 7-years-old look like they had breasts. They came in both black and white polka dot, and hot pink with gold stars.


We wonder why there is such a problem with child abuse. Retailers sell trashy clothing for parents to buy and dress their small children in. Make no mistake, this was on the shelf because it sells.

Anyone that reads this blog knows where I stand on child abuse and know that I am not condoning what these animals do. The question is though, are we inviting trouble with stuff like this?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scary Article

This is a good read from Jim Angle of Fox news. I have always thought of Angle as being a pretty rational person.

This is a good take on where we are headed with our debt.

More Future Tax Dollars Will Go to Pay Off Old Bills and Promises

Taxpayers have a nasty surprise coming. More and more future tax dollars will go to pay off old bills and old promises the federal government made, but couldn’t pay.

The money borrowed by the federal government will result in a national debt of some $20 trillion by the end of this decade and taxpayers will have to pay almost $1 trillion a year, just in interest.

Let's See How The Media Reports This

Foes of tea party movement to infiltrate rallies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Opponents of the fiscally conservative tea party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic and moronic.

Jason Levin, creator of http://www.crashtheteaparty.org, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15—tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes.


This man is announcing his plans ahead of time so the fringe media has no excuse for not knowing about it. Not only that, this is an AP article.

So the question is, will the media report this or will they show these people on the news and call them Tea Party activists?

Monday, April 12, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

I mentioned something at a blog Saturday night that got me thinking.

I posed the notion that a good fit for Sarah Palin is the chair of the RNC. Although I personally like Steele, he is under fire right now and we run the risk of the RNC tearing itself apart before the November elections. Finally, I am not proposing throwing him under the bus simply for the convenience of winning the election, many of his current problems are self-inflicted.

I see Palin as a good fit.

She has a strong following among conservatives.

She is outside the Washington DC old boys club.

She would raise a ton of cash.

She is one that fires up conservatives wherever she goes.

She would bring the Tea Party into the GOP and force the GOP to the right and away from the middle.

Bottom line is she is probably unelectable as a Presidential candidate, partly due to her lack of experience, mostly because of relentless smearing by the State Run Media*.

So, barring the Presidency, she needs a niche. I think the chair of the RNC would be a nice fit.

What are your thoughts?


*all royalties for the use of this term to Social Sense LLP

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"Last I checked, Palin's not an expert on nukes,"

Barrack Obama


Evidently all of those years of hard work as a community organizer has paid off and made Obama an expert on nukes.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More Evidence That Islam Is Just A Harmless Religion

Read this if you have the stomach. All emphasis mine.

Dead Yemeni child bride tied up, raped, says mom

SHUEBA, Yemen (AP) — A 13-year-old Yemeni child bride who bled to death shortly after marriage was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to interviews with the child's mother, police and medical reports.

The girl's mother, Nijma Ahmed, 50, told the Associated Press that before her daughter lost consciousness, she said that her husband had tied her up and forced himself on her. "She looked like she was butchered," she said about her daughter's injuries.

Elham Assi, 13, bled to death hours after she spoke to her mother and just days after she was married to a 23-year-old man. She died on April 2 in the deeply poor Yemeni village of Shueba, some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital. Her husband, Abed al-Hikmi, is in police custody.

The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen where a quarter of all females marry before the age of 15, according to a 2009 report by the country's Ministry of Social Affairs. Traditional families prefer young brides because they are seen as more obedient and are expected to have more children.

Legislation to ban child brides has been stalled by opposition from religious leaders. There has been no government comment over the case.

The girl — one of eight siblings — was pushed into marriage after an agreement between her brother and her future-husband to marry each other's sisters to avoid having to pay expensive bride-prices — a common arrangement in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East.

According to police notes from the interrogation of the husband, he was upset because he could not consummate their relationship and felt under pressure to prove his manhood.

Assi's mother said she also tried to persuade her daughter to have sex with her husband so as not to shame the family.

I am sick to death hearing this religion of peace bullshit.

I don't really have anything else to add. This article says it all.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trouble Brewing For The Dems?

Fox has a recent poll and none of it looks good for Obama or the rest of the Democratic Party. This is nothing new, and the notion that the Democratic Party is in trouble in this years election is not news.

There is one statistic in the poll that did not get a lot of attention but is, in my opinion, possibly the most important stat.

Since the law’s passage, the number of Democrats saying they are “extremely” or “very” interested in the elections remains unchanged at 50 percent, while a significantly larger number of Republicans -- 69 percent -- are at least very interested.

I think this is what doomed the Republicans in the last 2 elections and very possibly contributed to the election of Obama. Conservatives were unenthusiastic about the Republicans running and stayed home.

I think this difference between the parties, more than health care, can be the determining factor in the election.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just Another Potential Terrorist Attack, Must be Thursday

By now, we all know about the Qatar diplomat/comedian who, when got caught smoking in an airplane's bathroom, threatened to light his shoe on fire. We are now being told that this little threat at terrorism was just a joke.

And what couldn't be funnier than a Muslim man trying to blow up 163 souls?

I'm not even going to bother with the notion that this was supposed to be humor, I would probably vomit.

What did catch my eye in this article though was this take on the whole incident by both the Ambassador of Qatar and a spokesman from the US Office of Islamic Affairs US State Department.

A State Department spokesman told FoxNews.com the incident is currently being handled as a "law enforcement issue."

"If and when that changes ... the department may or may not have something to say on it," the spokesman said.

Qatar's U.S. ambassador, Ali Bin Fahad Al-Hajri, cautioned against a rush to judgment.

"This diplomat was traveling to Denver on official embassy business on my instructions, and he was certainly not engaged in any threatening activity," he said in a statement on his Washington embassy's Web site. "The facts will reveal that this was a mistake."

Just a few questions:

Where the Hell is the mistake here? How can a man smoking in an airplane bathroom illegally and then joking about blowing up the plane be some kind of a mistake?

Why the Hell isn't the State Department interested in this case?

Answers anyone?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How About Doing Something?

Mexican 'Assassin Teams' May Target U.S. Law Enforcement, DHS Warns

Law enforcement officers in west Texas are on guard following an alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security warning of retaliatory killings for a recent crackdown on the Barrio Azteca gang.

David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an "open policy" to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers.

"[They] are extremely cold-blooded and aggressive," Cuthbertson told FoxNews.com. "The killings are done really without thought and any kind of remorse."

Citing uncorroborated information, Homeland Security issued an Officer Safety Alert on March 22, advising lawmen in the El Paso sector to vary their routes to and from work and to wear body armor while on duty. The alert also suggested that officers' relatives pay closer attention to unusual activity in the area.

"The Barrio Azteca gang may issue a 'green light' authorizing the attempted murder of [law enforcement officers] in the El Paso area," the alert read. "Due to the threat, it is recommended that [law enforcement officers] take extra safety precautions."


I have an idea. Why doesn't DHS do something about this?

For decades we have sat around and pissed our pants in fear over Mexican drug gangs. Why haven't we done something about it? Send the military down there. Seal the border. Tell the Mexican government there is not another US dime for them until they clean up this mess.

I don't have all of the answers but we are paying a lot of people in the federal government to come up with ideas. Why aren't they? Are we at a place now with our government in which all they can do is issue warnings?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I'm A Little Confused

Black Tea Party Activists Called 'Traitors'

ALBANY, N.Y. – They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.

"I've been told I hate myself. I've been called an Uncle Tom. I've been told I'm a spook at the door," said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.


According to anyone on the left, there are no blacks in the Tea Party movement. But, any that are in the movement are traitors? Which is it?

Read the article. It's an interesting insight into the racism on the left. The irony is that they are being racist against people for belonging to an organization that they do not like...because it is racist.

Liberal logic, I'll never get it.

What Do You Think About This?

Doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere for health care


MOUNT DORA — A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere."

"I'm not turning anybody away — that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."

The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."


So, what are your thoughts?

Obviously many of us are frustrated and angry over the health care bill shoved down our throats. Is this ethical for the doctor to do this?

Where is the line between his 1st amendment rights and his duty to care as a health care provider?

In a lot of states we have a conscience clause (something Obama has proposed taking away) that allows health care providers to refuse participate in procedures we find morally objectionable. The obvious example is abortion. So, is this covered under that?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"I believe that the Obama administration is willing to throw Israel under the bus in order to please Muslim nations,"

Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York


Also former supporter of Obama. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Now For Something A Little Weird

Feeling kind of lazy on a Saturday so I thought I would put up something different today.

The song is by Napoleon XIV in 1966 and actually made it to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 which shows you that musical tastes have always been a little shaky.

I'm not sure who the puppet is



With the current inhabitants of the White House, who isn't feeling a little like this lately.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

buscar refugio

Mexicans Facing Drug War Violence Could Seek Political Asylum in U.S.

The spreading violence of the drug wars along the Mexican border may have one unintended consequence. It could upend efforts to curb illegal immigrants by giving Mexican border-crossers a tool they never had before: a valid claim for political asylum.

For decades, immigrants coming from Mexico were denied asylum because Mexico was a stable and relatively peaceful democracy. But that is changing now.

Last week, at least 30 Mexicans from the town of El Porvenir walked to the border crossing post at Fort Hancock, Texas, and asked for political asylum. Ordinarily, their claim would be denied as groundless, and they would be turned back. Instead, they were taken to El Paso, where they expect to have their cases heard.



Yeah, this is going to go well.

Democrats Keeping Low Profile During Break

U.S. Democrats lie low after healthcare victory

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (Reuters) - The week after passing landmark healthcare reform and handing President Barack Obama an important victory, members of the U.S. Congress returned to their home districts for a recess to face constituents and justify their votes after the bruising legislative battle.

While Obama made flying visits across the country to tout the new legislation, a number of key Democrats, who led the charge for healthcare reform, seemed to keep a low profile and are doing little to beat the drum.


So much for all of this talk that voters will flock to Dems once they know what is in the health care bill, they're too embarrassed to even talk about it.

That's okay, the Republicans need to do it for them. If they have any brains that is. The GOP needs to get out there and fill the void. Define the bill and the Dems.