Tuesday, December 27, 2005 

NSA No-Brainer

I must admit that very little surprises me. Living 45 years and spending several of them in the Navy will do that to you. A liberty call in the Philippines or Thailand will definitely raise the bar on shock value. As a matter of fact, about the only thing that surprises me theses days is what surprises other people in general and the Left in particular.

I had wanted to blog on this previously, but never got around to it due to the holiday chaos. So when the Christmas dust cleared I discover that the media is still blathering on about this issue. The Left and their media lap dogs are shocked, shocked I say, to find that the government was tapping phones of people in the United States suspected of ties to terrorists. Not to sound like a teenager, but "Well, duh!"

Now I suppose that a lot of people are shocked that I'm not shocked, but I'm not. I don't know about you but this is why I pay taxes. My only negative reaction to this leak, other that outrage that the leaker hasn't been broken on the rack yet, is discovering that we weren't doing it before 9/11. I had always assumed we were.

As far as I'm concerned, the people that leaked the NSA tap story and the CIA overseas prison story have blood on their hands. The papers that were traitorous enough to print the stories are equally culpable. These folks may portray themselves as great humanists but that humanism appears to stop when it's American blood flowing.

Thursday, December 22, 2005 

Bring it On Update

Just for your information, the traitorous PR firm from the post "Bring It On" is located here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Their contact information is below, just in case you need it.

Allyn & Company Main Office
3232 McKinney Avenue, Suite 660
Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone: (214) 871-7723
Fax: (214) 871-7767
Email: info@allynco.com

Have a Merry Christmas all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 

Bring It On

Woke up this morning and practically the first thing I see is this AP piece showcasing the sheer gall of the Invasionistas and pro-Invasionista lap dogs. Our amigos from south of the border definitely have adopted the tactic of blaming the victim.

Mexico Promises to Block Border Wall Plan

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, pledged Tuesday to block the plan and organize an international campaign against it.
In a related story, rapists in Mexico City are angered and outraged by plans to provide potential victims with deadbolts for their doors. When asked, the rapist's relatives are agreed that the bitches were just asking for it anyway.
Facing a growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiment north of the border, the government has taken out ads urging Mexican workers to denounce rights violations in the United States. It also is hiring an American public relations firm to improve its image and counter growing U.S. concerns about immigration.
Excellent plan! I have a suggestion. In order to get maximum exposure for your message I recommend that you have your ads pre-empt the Superbowl, the World Series, all stock car races, all swimsuit competitions in beauty pageants, and any TV show that has the letters CSI in the title.
Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced the U.S. measures, passed by the House of Representatives Friday, as "shameful." His foreign secretary, Luis Ernesto Derbez, echoed his complaints on Tuesday.
The head of Mexico's Bureau of Graft, Corruption, and Stealing Candy From Babies also expressed outrage.
"Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall," Derbez said.
Forgive me for pointing out the obvious but...whatcha gonna do about it? Stay home?
"What has to be done is to raise a storm of criticism, as is already happening, against this," he said, promising to turn the international community against the plan.
Another good plan. I suggest you rely heavily on this. Criticism from the international community will be a real shock to the system over here. If only we had more experience with it.
...It's hard to underestimate the ill-feeling the proposal has generated in Mexico, where editorial pages are dominated by cartoons of Uncle Sam putting up walls bearing anti-Mexican messages...
It can't be too hard. You guys have been underestimating the ill-feeling not having the proposal has had in the United States for years.
...Fernando Robledo, 42, of the western state of Zacatecas, says the proposals could stem migration and disrupt families by breaking cross-border ties.
Fernando has a keen grasp of the obvious. Proposals to stem migration could stem migration? How could we have missed that. As to the cross-border ties, if you need them then you're not ready to live here yet. If you're going to come over here you need to come all the way over.
"When people heard this, it worried everybody, because this will affect everybody in some way, and their families," Robledo said. "They were incredulous. How could they do this, propose something like this?"
Common sense was recently legalized in the United States. You should have read the memo, Fernando.
..."We learned to believe in the United States. We have a binational life," he said of Zacatecas, a state that has been sending migrants north for more than a century. "It isn't just a feeling of rejection. It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory."...
If you have a binational life, then you don't believe in the United States. Also, the merits of your life and culture aside, it's not your territory. That's kind of our point.
The government is scrambling to fight on two fronts. On Monday, it announced it had hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company to help improve Mexico's image and stem the immigration backlash.
Congratulations. You found yourself a treasonous PR firm. Traitors aren't really that hand to find. World War II France was full of women who lost no time spreading their legs for Nazi occupation forces. Personally, I would have done a lot more than shave their heads.
...Jose Luis Soberanes, head of the government's National Human Rights Commission, suggested Mexico go further. "I would expect more energetic reactions from our authorities," Soberanes told local media. "It's preferable to have a more demanding government, more confrontation with the United States."...
Bring it on.
Mexico has also said it is recruiting U.S. church, community and business groups to oppose the proposal.
More leg-spreaders.
And the government has stepped up its defense of migrants, airing a series of radio spots here aimed at migrants returning home for the holidays.

"Had a labor accident in the United States? You have rights ... Call," reads the ad, sponsored by Mexico's Foreign Relations Department, which has helped migrants bring compensation suits in the United States.
This is your best idea yet. Sue your employers and raise the total cost of employing you. Pure genius.
...Mexicans are outraged by the proposed measures, especially the extension of the border wall, which many liken to the Berlin Wall. Some are urging their government to fight it fiercely...
The Berlin wall was built by a foreign conqueror to keep the conquered people in. The Border Wall, if built, will be built by the native population to keep potential conquerors out. So, be outraged all you want.

Friday, December 16, 2005 

The Enlightenment Oracle Speaks #6

If 90% of the descendents of illegal aliens voted for Republicans, not only would we already have a border wall, it would be 10,000 feet high.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 

The Enlightenment Oracle Speaks #5


The greatest debt owed to the Founding Fathers is a non-hereditary chief executive.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 

America's Dovish Hawk

I just saw Jack Murtha on Fox News. He was frothing at the mouth about how the US military is for defending the US and not for building foreign governments, as usual. He went on to say how annoyed he was that Bush continues to mischaracterize the nature of the current war as something other than it really is.

Far be it from me to pick on a fellow veteran. I've heard that before he recently popped up from out of obscurity he was something of a hawk in Congress, even serving on a defense committee. Prior to that he's reported to be a genuine war hero. I don't know for myself because I had never heard of this guy prior to a couple of weeks ago and while prior service must be honored, current stupidity can't be ignored.

First, the US has a long history of tweaking the governments of various countries when national interests were threatened. Second, Murtha is using a tried and true favorite rhetorical device in his statement, The sneaky little false concept he gets in is that defending the US and setting up foreign governments are mutually exclusive. I think any logical person can see that the bubbling cauldrons of fanaticism that pass for nations in the Middle East pose a direct threat to the US. Except maybe for senile Democrats.

 

American Exceptionalism On Parade


This is why foreign scientists refuse to use American mice in their experiments.

 

Australian Riots

I came across an interesting analysis of the anti-Muslim riots in Australia written by a man named Andrew West and published in the Sydney Morning Herald. The riots, of course, are outrageously barbaric behavior. The only comfort that I can take in their occurrence is that it is a sign that at least some people beyond US and Israeli shores are starting to notice the Islamic problem. Even so, it was idiotically counter-productive to engage in "Leb" (Lebanese) bashing when nearly half of Lebanese are Christian. Yes, there still are a few of them left out there in the dregs of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Having survived centuries of religious "tolerance" from their Muslim conquerors, they're probably entitled to a little respect.

In his article West comments:
Of course, the marauding boneheads who rampaged through Cronulla on Sunday don't make this distinction. If they did, perhaps they would realise that when they screech "Lebs out" they are also referring to the majority of Lebanese Australians who are Maronite Christians, in communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
West's opinion of radical Islam seems very similar to the one that I've been trumpeting for some time, but he says it better and more succinctly:
The problem is not the blood that runs through people's veins. Any form of discrimination based on race or ethnicity -- based on the colour of one's skin or hair or eyes -- is inherently immoral, illogical and evil.

But culture and religion are behavioural. They involve values.

People can be born into a particular culture or religion but sooner or later they reach an age of reason where they can embrace or reject their precepts. And if people freely embrace a culture that is antithetical to the prevailing social mores -- in our case, I would hope, liberal, enlightenment values -- then we are entitled to judge, object, censure and even discriminate.
...and...
When groups of young Muslim men stalk the beaches of Sydney making sexually threatening comments against women in bathing costumes, as they indisputably do; and when they believe they act with the license of a sheik who claims that such women are responsible for their own sexual violation, is their religion, at least in part, to blame?

I do not embrace multiculturalism, as such, because I do not believe all cultures are compatible with non-discriminatory liberalism. I prefer a multi-ethnic, non-racial society, which has at its core a canon of values that include racial and gender equality.
Well said and dead on.

 

A Single Candle


When I saw this political cartoon by Michael Ramirez, I just had to post it with some commentary. One of my favorite sayings is the one that goes, "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness." It conflicts with my cynical nature but I can still see the wisdom in it.

When you reflect on it, we as a nation, if not all of us as individuals, have accomplished a hell of a lot since 9-11. We took down the "graveyard of empires" in no time. Saddam Hussein was deposed in something like 3 weeks, even if professional naysayers kept whining about not catching him right away. Iraq has gone from enemy nation to conquered nation to occupied nation to transitional nation to a more or less constitutional representative democracy in something like 3 years.

Everyone hopes for peace in the Middle East, but few believe in it. For instance, I find the "it's all been foretold in the Bible and we're all doomed come Armageddon" crowd a little hard to take. (Nothing personal Mom.) If we accomplish nothing else in the Middle East we've still accomplished something vital. We've proved that it can be done.

 

Ten More Signs You're A Conservative At A Senate Confirmation Hearing

Judge Alito soon realized that his rebuttal time had expired.
  1. You realize that the chair you're sitting in is actually an ejection seat.
  2. Barney Frank keeps peeking into the room and blowing kisses at you while making threatening gestures with his hands.
  3. A team of psychics are called in to give expert testimony on your future ruling history.
  4. The results of your annual prostate exam are ruled to be relevant to the hearings.
  5. A team of doctors with very large fingers is assembled to corroborate the finding of your prostate exam.
  6. When Joe Lieberman tries to speak on your behalf he's told, "Shut up Jew boy!"
  7. Someone runs a background check on your kid's goldfish.
  8. The body of the previous candidate is still lying under the table.
  9. They call in the crack investigative team at Air America to review your credentials.
  10. Barbara Boxer doesn't ask any questions. She just sits there and keeps cleaning her rifle.
Previous Top Ten list.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 

The Enlightenment Oracle Speaks #4


Thou shalt not be a brother wannabe for thou shalt miss the exalted state of coolness ye so covet and wallow instead in the mire of embarrassingly pathetic.

Friday, December 09, 2005 

Now That's a Secretary of State


Fortunately it's a parody, otherwise everyone would want to be a terrorist. The Left does seem to have a fixation on Condi and kinky stuff. As I recall the poor lady made a public appearance some time back in an all black outfit with knee-high black boots and they whined about her embarrassing the country by appearing in "fetish wear". Maybe Oliphant and the rest of the Left are engaging in wishful thinking. It's hard to judge by this political cartoon. Condi's dental health seems to have declined but her physique has taken on a life of its own.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 

Sometimes Even Conservatives Feel Embarrassed To Be Americans


In case you haven't heard, the Sirius satellite radio people have signed filthmeister Howard Stern to a five year contract, paying him a total of $500 million. I'm sure about many things and one of them is that Howard Stern isn't worth a half billion dollars. When my fellow citizens do things like this my patriotism wavers a little.

Saturday, December 03, 2005 

The Left Fires Another Round Into Its Own Head


I've said it before, but we're living through the time of the Left's "Battle of the Bulge". As a result we're be treated to truly mind-boggling feats of stupidity and hubris. This insane war on Christmas and other religious holidays is a case in point. I find it odd that with their backs against the wall in so many ways the Left has chosen to take on this battle. It is something like a drowning man pleading for someone to throw him an anchor.

 

I Wonder If They're Natural


Even though I've never met her, I already feel an overwhelming desire to tuck a beach towel sized dollar bill in her garter.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 

So Why Is Deportation Impossible?


One of the running themes coming from various talking heads and columnists is that we can't have deportation as part of our plan for dealing with illegal immigration. This comes from both the Left and the Right. I'm constantly hearing or reading things that go something like this: "We have to stop any further border crossings, of course, but it it's impossible to deport the illegals that are already here," or "It just can't be done." I've spent a lot of time thinking about it and the issue still comes out as a "must be done" as opposed to a "can't be done". I would welcome any (reasoned!) comment as to why it would be impossible. I mean besides the gut-wrenching fear of mowing your own lawn or paying market price for tomatoes.

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You can't run as a phony patriot and then claim your victory is a mandate for surrender.

--Ann Coulter--


If you kill them, they’re martyrs. If you lock them up, they’re martyrs. So kill them.

--Allahpundit--


The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.

--Ayn Rand--


There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

--Thomas Jefferson--


For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride.

--Mark Steyn--


The fact is that political stupidity is a special kind of stupidity, not well correlated with intelligence, or with other varieties of stupidity. At the higher levels of the intelligentsia, the correlation may actually be inverse: the more brilliant you are, the stupider your politics. Albert Einstein seems to have thought well of Stalin; Hitlerism got its start in the universities.

--John Derbyshire--


One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

--Robert A. Heinlein--


An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.

--Winston Churchill--


One day, our grandchildren may ask us what we did when Islamic fascism threatened the free world. Some of us will say we were preoccupied with fighting that threat wherever possible; others will be able to say they fought carbon dioxide emissions. One of us will look bad.

--Dennis Prager--


Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today's intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn't fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened.

--Thomas Sowell--


It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.

--Calvin Coolidge--


It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

--Samuel Adams--


The flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.

--Thomas Jefferson--


All government is an ugly necessity.

--G. K. Chesterton--


America learned the hard way: it's the world of September 10th that's really crazy.

--Mark Steyn


Public schools are forbidden from mentioning religion not because of the Constitution, but because public schools are the Left's madrassas.

--Ann Coulter--


We expect nothing from the MSM. It never disappoints us.

--Joe Guzzardi--


The world will not greet you with open arms, but with a clenched fist.

--Barry Goldwater--


Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.

--Benjamin Rush--


Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like a fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

--George Washington--


It should be the highest ambition of every American...to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

--George Washington--


"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

--C. S. Lewis--


Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggy" until you can find a rock.

--Unknown--


"They must cast off the European skin, never to resume it. They must look forward to their posterity rather than backward to their ancestors."

--John Quincy Adams--


I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

-€”Benjamin Franklin--


There is nothing a nonconformist hates more than another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the existing standards of nonconformity.

--Unknown--


Male White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (W.A.S.P.) oppression must end.

--ER--


[I]n Her Majesty's northern Dominion the public health system is such an article of faith that no private hospitals are permitted: Canada’s private health care system is called 'America'.

--Mark Steyn--


When I sell out, this is where the blogads will go. Please remember, it's not for me. It's for the children.

--ER--


Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

--Theodore Roosevelt--


It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

--Unknown--


Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.

-- G. K. Chesterton--


"A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."

--Robert Frost--


A formula that makes religion and politics easy to understand: (Islam - Allah = Communism)

--Unknown--


It seems amazing that no Continental politician is willing to get to grips with the real crisis facing Europe in the 21st century: the lack of Europeans.

--Mark Steyn--

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