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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Thursday, October 7, 2010

DANGER: You are leaving the American Zone.

"Danger - Public Warning - Travel not recommended
       -- Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area
       -- Visitors may encounter armed criminals and smuggling
           vehicles traveling at high rates..."

The area you are entering is known to be frequented by  potentially dangerous illegal aliens, smuggling guns and drugs as well as trafficking in humans.  Rather than do anything about it, though, we are putting up stupid signs like this (at taxpayer expense) that don't even mention "illegal aliens", cede the use of this land to the criminals and suing the Sovereign American State of Arizona (at taxpayer expense) for trying to protect their citizens and keep this part of the State open to its people;  oh, and we're inviting foreign, Socialist lawyers into the suit.  Cheers.


[thanks to poodwaddle.com]

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

“Propaganda” indeed.

In a front page article, “Noncitizen totals drop” of the 10-6-10 San Bernardino Sun, James Rufus Koren states that, based on census data, illegal immigration is down and any report to the contrary is “misinformation” and “Republican Party and tea party propaganda”.  There is a reason why a growing majority of people no longer believe the “mainstream” media, and this is a prime example.

The reason they know better is that they are checking original sources and have learned that the majority of reporting is biased or just plain made up.  The reason Progressives lie is that there is money and power in big government.

The article repeatedly refers to U.S. Census data as proof of citizenship status.  According to the Census Bureau, there was no reference to immigration in the 2010 count.  They spent tens of millions of dollars advertizing that it was “safe” for illegal aliens to answer the census.  Here are the questions:
1) How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
2) Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?
3) Is this house, apartment, or mobile home: owned with mortgage, owned without mortgage, rented, occupied without rent?
4) What is your telephone number?
5) Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person here who owns or rents this house, apartment, or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1's name?
6) What is Person 1's sex?
7) What is Person 1's age and Date of Birth?
8) Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
9) What is Person 1's race?
10) Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?

This means that there can be no “Census bureau estimates” showing fewer non-citizens, legal or otherwise.  “Experts” and “Census numbers” indicating lower illegal populations are speculative at best, and insulting when calling others propagandists.  The “misinformation” attack comes from Emilio Amaya, whose paycheck depends on his San Bernardino Community Center directorship, and its “aid to immigrants”.  The conservative “Propaganda” fabrication comes from John Husing, a “regional economist”, who considers the answers to the above questions to be “good evidence” for the defamation.

There are some fascinating charts about legal immigrants' movements and these are the only ones that can be counted accurately.  It is annoying when “immigrants” keep getting shoved into arguments about “illegal aliens”.  No one I know is concerned about those that have been checked and legally admitted.  Hispanic citizens, like everyone else, can go where they wish.  Americans do get upset when they obey the law, but then are told that those who knowingly infiltrate across our borders, smuggle in drugs or guns, forge documents to take jobs and consume massive chunks of our budget ($35,000 per household) must be given a “path to citizenship”.  My neighbor’s house is nicer than mine; I think I’ll just sneak in, use his name and make him find me a “path to ownership”.

Koren asserts (per vague “experts” and “advocates”) that the outrage of conservatives over billions of dollars in aid and services to illegals, borders open to all comers (illegal refugees, armed bandits, Al Qaida, etc), and surrender of American sovereignty in violation of the Constitution and federal law, “boils down to concerns that Latinos are rapidly… becoming California’s ethnic majority”.  He means that we are all lying racists.

Claims of record-breaking deportations are inflated.  Arrests are, in fact, up (evidence of increased illegal presence); but there is an engineered shortage of immigration prosecutors and judges, creating the claimed “back-log” that ICE and Homeland Security directors use as an excuse to ignore or dismiss cases.  These Obama appointees were recently given a unanimous vote of “no confidence” by ICE/Border Patrol agents, due to politics taking precedent over safety or law.  Now non-felony cases are being dropped en masse, at the point of deportation (after adjudication) by the Obama administration.  This same administration is suing the State of Arizona for trying to protect the citizens that the Feds are ignoring and have actually invited foreign, Socialist governments to file briefs in a case where they clearly have no standing.

You’ll notice that Leftist Gloria Allred and Socialist Jerry Brown did not hesitate to “out” the admitted illegal alien/former maid of Meg Whitman (who can document doing everything right).  They even presented evidence of her felony forgery, fraud and perjury in federal documents. There doesn’t seem to be too much concern that “poor Nikki” will get 5 years in prison and deported.

ICE agents’ observations and night-vision cameras on border trails prove the constant influx of armed, drug smuggling aliens, including Asians, Europeans and Middle-Easterners.  Calling Americans’ concern for security and sovereignty ‘racist propaganda to mislead voters’ is just further insult to the readers.


 Four weeks to go.  Talk to neighbors, get your flags and yard signs up.

On Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs

On Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs by LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D.,author of "On Killing."

Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worth things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997

One Vietnam veteran, an old retired colonel, once said this to me:
"Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident." This is true. Remember, the murder rate is six per 100,000 per year, and the aggravated assault rate is four per 1,000 per year. What this means is that the vast majority of Americans
are not inclined to hurt one another.

Some estimates say that two million Americans are victims of violent crimes every year, a tragic, staggering number, perhaps an all-time record rate of violent crime. But there are almost 300 million Americans, which
means that the odds of being a victim of violent crime is considerably less than one in a hundred on any given year. Furthermore, since many violent crimes are committed by repeat offenders, the actual number of violent citizens is considerably less than two million.

Thus there is a paradox, and we must grasp both ends of the situation: We may well be in the most violent times in history, but violence is still remarkably rare. This is because most citizens are kind, decent people
who are not capable of hurting each other, except by accident or under extreme provocation. They are sheep.

I mean nothing negative by calling them sheep. To me it is like the pretty, blue robin's egg. Inside it is soft and gooey but someday it will grow into something wonderful. But the egg cannot survive without its hard blue shell. Police officers, soldiers, and other warriors are like that shell, and someday the civilization they protect will grow into something wonderful.? For now, though, they need warriors to protect them from the predators.

"Then there are the wolves," the old war veteran said, "and the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy." Do you believe there are wolves out there who will feed on the flock without mercy? You better believe it. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial.

"Then there are sheepdogs," he went on, "and I'm a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf."

If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath, a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? What do you have then? A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.

Let me expand on this old soldier's excellent model of the sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. We know that the sheep live in denial, that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids' schools.

But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid's school. Our children are thousands of times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by school violence than fire, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their child is just too hard, and so they chose the path of denial.

The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, can not and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheep dog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours.

Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn't tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, "Baa."

Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.

The students, the victims, at Columbine High School were big, tough high school students, and under ordinary circumstances they would not have had the time of day for a police officer. They were not bad kids; they just had nothing to say to a cop. When the school was under attack, however, and SWAT teams were clearing the rooms and hallways, the officers had to physically peel those clinging, sobbing kids off of them. This is how the little lambs feel about their sheepdog when the wolf is at the door.

Look at what happened after September 11, 2001 when the wolf pounded hard on the door. Remember how America, more than ever before, felt differently about their law enforcement officers and military personnel? Remember how many times you heard the word hero?

Understand that there is nothing morally superior about being a sheepdog; it is just what you choose to be. Also understand that a sheepdog is a funny critter: He is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. That is, the young sheepdogs yearn for a righteous battle. The old sheepdogs are a little older and wiser, but they move to the sound of the guns when needed right along with the young ones.

Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference." When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. You want to be able to make a difference.
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[ED NOTE:  This essay has always brought a tear to my eye. Many were, are and will be better warriors than I, but I was a sheepdog for 30 years.  Before and since, on duty or off, it seems I have always been on alert for a distant report or the smell of smoke.  Now I am just  a retired cop and  an Oathkeeper.  There are still people and principals here worth defending.  At any cost.  
...still on watch...]

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More time?

On Sept 30, 2010 Obama said at one of his incessant fundraisers that it was the Republicans who brought on the current state of the economy. 
The GOP really has spent too much and permitted too much government over recent years.  But it was Obama and the Democratic/Progressive Congressional super-majority that collapsed the mortgage market, that quadrupled the debt in less than 2 years, that piled up debt approaching the level of our total national production (GDP) and a bigger deficit than every administration from Washington to Clinton, combined.  They did it against the rules of Congress and Senate, the will of the people and the Constitution of the United States.  They lied, bribed and threatened to get every bill through the House and Senate, blocking hundreds of Republican amendments from being heard, and insulting the sovereign People of the United States along the way.

But, wait, there’s more.

Our President said that Democrats just need “a little more time” to complete their fundamental transformation of our government.  They want to accelerate the Socialist destruction of our economy and the “redistributing” of our earnings; not in generous American charity, but confiscation and handing out to cronies and those they deem worthy.  Leftists “have a right to be impatient about the pace of change… Now is not the time to give up.”  In case you missed it, Obama just shut down our offshore oil production and sent the rigs to Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil along with billions of our dollars.   Mexico will put theirs right back into service in the "fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico".  Just imagine what they could do to us if only they were given “more time”.

Obama continued, “We’ve been through worse as a nation… from war to depression to the great struggles for equal rights and civil rights.  It took time to free the slaves.  It took time for women to get the vote.  It took time for workers to get the right to organize.”

How Ironic.  How dishonest.  In what he had called “the important war” the “Commander-in-Chief” dithered and delayed for four months before giving his hand-picked commander only ¾ of the needed reinforcements, while our sons and daughters were under fire.  What did he tell advisers in those months of meetings?  He told them to stop giving him victory strategies: "I want an exit strategy… I have two years with the public on this… I can't lose the whole Democratic Party."

Depression?  What does he suppose caused the Great Depression?  It was Democrat Hoover, followed by Socialist Roosevelt, and their bloated-government taxation and regulation that brought down the Roaring Twenties.  As has been pointed out before, such Keynesian ideology has never worked in any country, throughout history.  Conservatives’ (like Harding, Coolidge and Reagan) policies of small government, moderate regulation and lower taxes have nearly always boosted prosperity and jobs.  By the way, Reid and Pelosi just sent Congress home without calling for a vote on any of the expiring Bush tax cuts.  They are allowing a huge, automatic tax increase on all Americans, “rich” employers, middle class workers and the poor, to play politics.

Equal rights?  It was Socialist, American  racists Charles Davenport and  Madison Grant that tried to prove Eugenics were scientific and inspired the National Socialists (NAZIs) in Germany.  Progressive Margaret Sanger founded “the Negro Project”, seeking to ‘stop the breeding’ of blacks.  It lives on in its successor, Planned Parenthood, and has destroyed millions of black babies.   The Bipartisan 1964 Civil Rights Act, created by conservative Democrat JFK, was delayed and obstructed by Southern-Democrat Committee Chairmen.  It was then stuffed with unfair, preferential hiring and education provisions before being passed, to keep the GOP from getting credit for it.  Even so, Democrats like George Wallace blocked minority students at school doors until National Guard troops escorted them, and harassed Dr. King and other leaders.

Freeing the slaves?  Obama chooses to ignore that it was Republican Lincoln that signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which was enforced by the sacrifice of 700,000 lives.  It was Democrats, owners of every plantation in the South, that fought against ending slavery in the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Constitution in 1789 and leading us into Civil War.

Women’s rights?  Women and blacks voted and held office in northern colonies.  The Southern-Democrat delegates demanded their disenfranchisement in order to ratify the Constitution.  Later, the abolitionist Liberty Party was the first champion of the Women’s Suffrage movement.  It was absorbed into the sympathetic, new Republican Party.

Workers’ rights?  Where has there ever been more honest freedom for workers and entrepreneurs than the Constitutional, Capitalist United States?  Not the fraudulent, Socialist “workers’ paradise” in Europe (currently engulfed in riots because it is unsustainable) but actual improvement in lifestyle.  It was Governor Billy Adams (D) of Colorado that put down a miner’s strike in Colorado.  You have heard of it:  mine owners got National Guard machine guns in 1927, and mowed down 28 strikers, killing 8, at just one mine.  They then violently put down other strikes across the region.  Progressive Adams provided the guns.

Progressive Socialists have always been good at handing out “bread and circuses” at election time, and enslaving the people in between.  They are also good at writing fictional history books and force-feeding our kids revisionist history.

Sorry.  November 2nd is almost here.  Time’s up.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jerry "moonbeam" Brown really, really, wants to be governor again.  Brown was able to completely undo the improvements in economy and living conditions that Ronald Reagan left.  Since we are likely looking at a complete rejection of Progressive Socialist ideology in 2010 and 2012, he wants to do his part to save it.  He was honest (or loaded) enough in the '70s to admit that he wanted everyone unemployed and on welfare, and just plain wide open borders.  Y'all come!

This time, he's got semi-sober political folks doing his lying - er, commercials.  They came up with Whitman "raising eBAY's overhead by 2000% as she raised her own pay".  Wow.  Overhead increases when a company grows by 11,000% and bosses get more when their companies go Fortune 100.

[thanks for pic: blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch]

If you haven't seen this finger-painting before, it is the official Gubernatorial portrait of Jerry Brown, hanging proudly in the State House alongside dignified images of our real Governors.  The Don Bachardy original cost us more than the $1.25 that it was worth (I have been unable to get a reliable quote of the actual fraud - er, commission, that Mr. Bachardy laughed over all the way to the bank).
I don't know about you, but I'm excited and proud at the prospect of having Moonbeam in charge again.  Triple the state payroll!  Let the nasssssty rich, racist haters pay for it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Show of respect:

[No comment other than set up of the scene:  We all recall the huge crowds at 9-28-2009, Beck's "Restoring Honor" with the M.L.King family and 9-28-2010.  Easily in the millions, there were no (zero) arrests and the crowd packed out their own trash and any other litter lying on the ground, leaving the areas pristine for a mile in all directions.
Let us compare what one just observer found, just inside the WWII memorial, after the much smaller 10-20-2010 "One Nation" rally of over 300 Communist, Democratic, Green, Progressive, Union, Socialist, and Climate/Save the Planet groups.  Also shown are some surrounding city streets.  Finally,  side-by side view of the size of the crowds, "Honor" on the left, "nation" on the right.]