This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument.

Unless you're dodging a taxicab or sidestepping a falling gargoyle, it's usually wise to take what time is available to evaluate and apply actual common sense. Good, old wisdom. It is, of course, my opinion, but I'll try to show why I think it's factual.
Thomas Paine said, "To argue with someone who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ... but I argue with drunks, egomaniacs, anti-gun Statists, Socialist/Keynesians and climate-fraud peddlers, too.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Joke's over.

Several times, the current President of the United States has - - after either proving a lack of knowledge or competence, or admitting “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts" - - gone ahead and made foolish and biased comments for political gain. In the case of the fully Constitutional and legal Arizona SB 1070, he makes JOKES about a situation that is literally life and death for the residents of Arizona. A cheap laugh to gain voters among the Hispanic community, possibly hoping to distribute large numbers of Democratic voter registration forms to up to 15 million illegal aliens along with amnesty. Citizens kidnapped or dodging drug smugglers' shootouts, ranchers murdered and State Troopers STILL under fire.

Congratulations, Mr. President. Now you've also got otherwise cooperative townspeople and schoolkids claiming "disrespect" of illegal aliens or foreign holidays and on the verge of riot. Nice job "uniting the American people".

[Apologies for the partial video screen, there was no smaller embed size available. To watch it directly on YouTube, try this link: Gov Brewer's answer to Obama]

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This is beyond comprehension...

At an American High School (Live Oak High, Morgan Hill, Ca), the staff was nice enough to allow Cinco de Mayo celebrations (though I would bet they don't celebrate "Coronation Day" or "Deutschen Einheit" [German unification] day, etc - - or "Christmas") at school. Several boys decided to wear American-flag themed clothes. They did not choose off others or dance on a Mexican flag. There were LOTS of these foreign jobs, as actual flags and on clothing.
The boys - - the U.S. patriots - - were promptly called into the office, in the same fashion as trouble makers. They were ordered by principal Nick Boden to apologize and turn the shirts inside out, disrespecting the spirit of the flag and the nation it represents. They refused (good for them - - just plain right and the first amendment are on their side). They were then ordered to GO HOME and leave the school to the revelers of a dubious foreign military victory. I would bet a lot of money that English or German flags aren't holy on the European holidays they don't celebrate. I bet they don't do a lot about pledging allegiance (to the U.S., anyway), either.

The School's web page has this Superintendent's notice:
"The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we
discourage wearing patriotic clothing. The incident on May 5 at Live Oak
High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary
concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to
ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for
wearing patriotic clothing. This situation and our response are under
We know that this is an emotionally charged topic. We would ask you to
encourage your students to be safe and focus on their academics while in
school. If conversations and/or activities are necessary to express their
feelings on this issue, we will find appropriate venues that do not disturb
student learning or jeopardize the safety of our students. Furthermore, we
encourage everyone to demonstrate respect for each other, open
communication, and responsibility."

At least they didn't (this time) expel Kindergartners for spreading peanut butter with a plastic KNIFE!! They did prove the point of laws like Arizona's SB 1070, though. Too many people who don't consider themselves Americans are displacing too many that do.
Contact them (intelligently, non-obscenely, non-violently) at:

Principal Nick Boden
Live Oak High School
1505 E Main St
Morgan Hill Ca 95307
(408) 201-6100
Dr. Wesley Smith, Superintendent
Morgan Hill Unified School District
15600 Concord Circle
Morgan Hill Ca 95037
(408) 201-6001

[ED NOTE - 5/7/10: Newer information has it that Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez actually took the illegal action at L.O.H.S. ]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Protect rights indeed... of Citizens!

[...and the parade of anti-American propaganda continues...]

In his May 5th Point of View, Joe Olague (League of Latin American Citizens) speaks for illegal aliens, though he avoids using such an accurate description. He calls out Mayor Kurth (with whom I often disagree) for his support of enforcement of immigration laws, saying that, “we [LLAC?], support humane…rights to live a prosperous dignified life… on Earth. He asserts that America must support this as “a cornerstone of our democracy.” Mr. Olague, we have little authority over the Earth, but we, the people, are sovereign in our own nation. Also, we do NOT have a “democracy”, but a Republic. This means that leaders MUST respect the will of the citizens. Polls range from 55%-78% in favor of immigration enforcement, such as Arizona just enacted with 70% voter approval.

Olague admits that we are “kind, caring and compassionate”, while Kurth and I know that legal immigrants are necessary to keep American liberty fresh. This applies to immigrants such as my grandparents. They each waited 7 years for admission, AFTER proving job skills, finding a sponsor and applying for a visa. Illegal immigrants (the only accurate description) start out by knowingly breaking the law, sneaking into the U.S. They then take lower end jobs away from American teens, college students and retirees, while California and Arizona unemployment remains over 10%. You don’t break into someone else’s house and eat their food, then “seek a path to legal residency”.
Illegals also receive up to $35,000 (U.S. govt figure) in annual benefits, paid by the rest of us. Olague evades this fact, denying that “all immigrants” come here “solely to be subsidized by health and welfare benefits.” Of course not! As I said, those that come LEGALLY are generally honest, productive and pay their taxes. Illegals are a different story, and that is the entire issue. Also, when thousands of illegals are known to enter the U.S. daily, only a fool would assume that criminals, drug or human-smugglers (usually both), or terrorists are not among them. Arizonans know better.

Olague then recites Socialist mantra, blaming all misfortune, American and Mexican, on U.S. corporations. Those evil, rich, (and apparently suicidal) corporations cause “the failing internal structure of the United States”. He ignores the reality of unenforced regulations and laws under Clinton, Bush and Obama, and 1999 Progressive/Democratic legislation FORCING lenders to make the risky “equal opportunity” mortgages that caused the recession. Olague implies that illegals (and unions, pensions, wars, etc) have no impact. American industry created 240 years of unprecedented growth – why else do illegals come HERE from around the world?.

Olague also imagines U.S. ownership of Mexico’s economy. While some American companies outsource manufacturing for cheaper labor, their sought-after wages are far higher than regional averages. He does not mention the huge profits of PEMEX (Mexico is an oil exporter and OPEC member, untroubled by environmental laws). In Alaska, each citizen gets a check from profitable oil companies (who also hire thousands), but the corrupt Mexican government seems to soak up the huge profits from nationalized PEMEX.

The article acknowledges that 50% of all California births and school children (with free meals) are Latino. Olague claims these are our “future core”. Actually, many of these are “anchor babies”, and the term fits in two ways. First, exploiting intentional misinterpretation of the 14th amendment, thousands of pregnant illegals cross the border annually to give birth in U.S. hospitals (70% in San Diego). They are improperly deemed “citizens” and the rest of the family is sponsored in, “anchored”, by the baby to join the human wave. Second, this 10-for-1 giveaway multiplies the entitlement to uneducated, unskilled aliens, threatening to drag us all under water. Olague doesn’t mention that.

Olague’s last instructions to Kurth are to serve “the people who elected you…the 27.8% Latino population” (at the expense of the other 72.2%), and “remember the Berlin Wall”. Olague is absolutely correct on that last one! That wall was built by Socialist East Germany at the order of Communist USSR. It was not a defensive structure, but designed to keep people who wanted to escape INSIDE East Germany. You see, they were oppressed by Socialism and were welcomed by prospering West Germans whenever they could dig or climb out. Both regimes eventually collapsed of their own weight, because Socialism cannot compete with free market capitalism.

Mexican President Calderon agrees with Olague that U.S. law is “creating intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse”. Arizona's new law restricts investigation, and is a misdemeanor, minor felony for repeaters; should we copy Mexico’s law? Illegals there are aggressively investigated and prosecuted, serving 2 year FELONY convictions, 10 years for repeat offenders; and they deport anyone who is not fully self-supporting.

Curtis Allen
Ontario, Ca
- retired 30 year police officer and private citizen.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Strike one...

The SCotUS has issued it's first unquestionably wrong-headed, ass-backward, intentionally anti-Constitutional ruling (that SophosArchaeus is aware of), since the seating of Soto-Mayor. And on such a simple subject:

Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental (AP)
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city park land in San Diego because the group is a religious organization. The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts.
The Boy Scouts maintain that they have no theology and only hold the position that children have a "duty to God" to become productive citizens.
The American Civil Liberties Union had sued San Diego and the Boy Scouts on behalf of a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple, each with Scouting-age sons.
The Boy Scouts have been the target of lawsuits since the Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the group can exclude homosexuals from serving as troop leaders and because Scouts must swear an oath of duty to God.

So basically, they have damaged an entire generation of patriotic, self-sufficient, resourceful young men and women (Explorers operate under the BSA umbrella), in the name of two families whose kids don't even belong to (or apparently, desire to belong to) the 100 year old group. This amounts to permitting vandalism of private property by those that can't or won't "get some".
The earlier decision was based upon the "private club" status of the BSA, which no one is required to join. They, and every other private club, 'may set it's own rules for membership', was the decision, and (despite the unsurprisingly incorrect AP summary) was based on the simple logic that in the usual all-male camping environment, if homosexuals are not present, no (zero) molestation can occur. The duty to God was also challenged, but upheld under the same, 'private club' concept.
What is wrong here, is that the Constitution is written to limit government and specifically to avoid limiting religious expression. This has been attacked and eroded for decades under the false concept of "separation of church and state", which is a recent invention of Progressives and does not appear anywhere in the language of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. What does appear (First amendment) is, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or..." Purty simple, huh?
This means that the free expression of religion is guaranteed, not freedom from it; though free expression means that one can "opt out" if they are foolish enough to want to do so. It does not grant anyone a "religion-free zone", except within their own private property.
Get me a (non-Progressive) 7th grader in government class; they could get this one right.

[ed: it should be noted that a Gay Softball League World series is embroiled in controversy. They played on city-owned fields in Seattle. It seems that a winning team from San Diego had "too many straights" and was stripped of their title. They are now suing each other. A preliminary finding is that the league is a "private club, and may set it's own membership criteria".
SophosArchaeus is opposed to homosexuality - - it messes up too many young lives - - but I would fully support the finding and the right of any non-violent group to use city parks for positive activities.]

The cult of personality

So, I'm sitting here tweaking my blog page, trying to figure out what everything is and how to make everything work. I was told that ads increase exposure and draw readers. My whole point in writing what passes as "wisdom" is to get more people to think about the long-term effects of the current assault on the Constitution, so I signed up for some ads. No problem (and I neither encourage nor discourage clicking on any of them).

I just noticed one ad, sitting between a couple of posts. It reads, "Official Obama Website - - Barack Obama Needs Your Help to Change Washington. Sign Up Today!" Now, I'm all in favor of letting reasoning people check out those who intend to destroy the Constitution, because any thinking person understands what made us the most successful, most generous, most powerful nation in the history of the world. So I don't fear the ad. (It's the same reason why "fair and balanced" FOX buries the rest of the market: anyone who is willing to think freely gets disgusted by the Progressive ideologue guests who won't give a straight answer or honest statistic.)

What troubles me is that, 240 years ago, America was a group of individualistic colonies living under the quixotic and oppressive dictates of one man. Every resident was, or descended directly from someone who was, from a country where one all-powerful king, queen, chief, warlord, or whatever, called all the shots (or ignored whole districts) based on his particular whim that day. It pleased George III to ignore America most of the time, but then to decree tax after tax without any responsive representation at all. Each was retracted, after long delays, only to be replaced with another. Also, "justice" and protection were sporadic, going from micro-managed and flinty to "who are you people?"

Finally, George decreed a penny tax (that's like $1 now, not huge) on stamps. Not postage stamps, but "official" stamps - kind of like a notary's stamp. Every document (will, deed, bill-of-sale, publication, public notice, local law, etc) had to have a stamp from the Crown. This was a moderate expense and a huge imposition.

So, uppermost in the minds of the framers was freedom from the whimsy of one or a few men, provided by the Rule of Law. A Constitution: limiting and balancing with protections the powers that are necessary to govern a large group. Three branches of government, states rights holding most of the cards and federal rights limited but superior, ultimately rule of the governed by consent of the governed. They would have also eliminated slavery outright, but southern Democratic states would never have signed, since their economy was powered largely by slaves. The result: everyone (except for slaves until 1,000,000 Union casualties enforced Republican Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation) gets an equal shot at "happiness" (property, family, liberty...), but no one is guaranteed equal results - - you buy success with hard work and good decisions. Rights come from our Creator (however you wish to envision Him), and cannot be granted - or taken away - by politicians.

Fast forward: we have a Constitution that has been often amended, more or less following the strict rules. But now it is often ignored altogether and under actual attack by people who see it as only an obstacle to their personal power. They want to be part of what they think will be a small, powerful group, able to take or control anything at all, with none of those nasty checks and balances. Several disparate, anti-American groups join in this effort, each thinking that they can "game" the others and take over, or will be included in the ultimate cabal. They all promise everything to their members and "allies". History has shown that in EVERY case, Socialists (including National Socialist NAZIs) who actually end up with the power toss every other semi-powerful entity under the bus. They all go: enemies, allies, rivals, churches, bloggers, unions, knitting clubs, etc. - - it just depends on where you are in the process. Check Greece, Cuba, China, USSR, Germany, Korea, Albania, Nicaragua, Venezuela, etc, etc.

Now the government is no longer restrained. We have been driven away from doing our own little services, or helping churches and charities do big ones, by privation caused by overburdening taxes and regulations. Giving is still surprisingly high - - Americans are tenacious when trying to help others, but donations and financing are down by more than half, across the board. Finally, we are told that in order to "serve" you need to "sign up for Obama". Not just for the government or the President (whoever may be in power), which the founders opposed with all their might, but "Barrack Obama needs your help to change Washington". This is not good.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wisdom, not color, not race, not religion...

...(or even education) is what I value most.
Once again, I can't improve on this. Let them speak!

Tired of waiting

People are still waiting. They pay attention, and they are waiting for responsible reporting of reality by “mainstream” media. The pitifully few, honest articles on back pages, or factual letters from readers, are still outnumbered by leftist lies with banner headlines. What happened to journalistic fact-checking?

We’re waiting for Obama and Progressives to admit the many lies about “health care” that are revealed every day. Waiting for apologies for hiring gay-advocate pedophile Kevin Jennings as “safe schools” czar and self-avowed Communist revolutionaries Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Mark Lloyd (etc, etc) as senior government officials. For honest accounting of hundreds of billions of missing TARP and “stimulus” dollars. Explanation of delayed military reinforcements, swine-flu vaccine, oil spill response, Iranian nuclear sanctions, support for Iranian freedom fighters, etc. “Transparency”. Jobs . Deficit reduction. Tax restraint. Bi-partisanship. Actual language of the Arizona law. Violence of Illegal Alien riots and peacefulness of Tea Parties. Bowing to kings, appeasing despots and insulting the majority of Americans.

I spent one hour, with all the power of SophosArchaeus News Services (my laptop) looking for some real stories. Here are a handful of things you didn't see or read without cable or internet news sources:
1)Santa Cruz (CA) downtown riot:
2)San Fran pro-law supporters attacked
3)San Diego: foreign flags, mass-murderer (Che’) posters
4)D.C. “rep” Guttierez arrested at Illegal Alien protest
5)Phoenix riots, threats, vandalism

Maybe it’s just as well; the word IS getting out. Dishonest media and politicians make themselves irrelevant.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Time for a new attack lie.

The old one is worn out. The people, including growing numbers of Hispanics (check Don't Speak for Me), see right through it. In “Punting Again”, May2, Ruben Navarette Jr pretends that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” has remained the same, but politicians have reversed themselves. The truth is, “Immigration Reform”, like discredited “health care” and “change we can believe in”, is NO LONGER what it says and has become toxic.

When Nydia Velazquez (D) says congress wants a bill that secures the borders and other sensible items, Navarette says she is avoiding what is important: amnesty. He calls it “earned legal status” and others say “path to citizenship”, but it means wholesale legalization of sneaking across the border, taking $35,000 per year in taxpayer money and taking jobs while unemployment is over 12% in California. Break into a neighbor’s garage and then seek “earned legal status” or a “path to residency”.

Navarette then quotes the new Socialist mantra: Arizona’s “unconstitutional” law “requires racial profiling”. In fact, the law (try READING it: Arizona SB1070 ; only 24 pages) actually restates 4th and 14th amendment protections. It then excludes using “appearance” as probable cause and prohibits D.A.’s from filing cases if cops use it. As a practical matter, only those detained for a separate crime may be asked their status. The sinister “papers” to prove legality are a valid driver’s license (residents) or a “green” card or visa (aliens). Progressives want far more intrusive “National I.D.” laws for Citizens! Finally, federal I.C.E. must confirm status before any legal action. The only real change is that liberal mayors or police chiefs can no longer ignore the law.

Mr. Navarette, when Progressives lie like you do, the voters remember in November. In this context, it also causes riots - - not tea partiers waving flags, but aliens told they are in danger that doesn’t exist.