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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Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm not much into commercials, but...

 But I can't wait to see this one:

Thank you.  Now back to you regularly scheduled blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pitts’ “nonsense” in a pit all its own

Where do you even begin?  It is wrong from start to finish.  Leonard Pitts’ latest diatribe, “Illegal immigration debate has become nonsense” (Feb 11) is a pail of offal: mendacity, after insult, after invention, after slur, after deception.  To quote the Pulitzer Laureate, "nonsense".

First, Pitts pretends to want (a)tougher border security in order to gain (b)open borders and (c)universal amnesty. That’s pretty easy.  Next is the Leftist’s friend, an all-or-nothing statement; because Americans are obviously not able to operate in between, make decisions, walk and chew gum, etc.  “OR [emphasis mine] pass a bill to protect us from anchor babies.”  He owns up to the first plan, though he ignores the fact that it was a Progressive Democrat controlled Senate that defeated it, due to the “flawed” (a) part.  Then he throws a night-soil bucket full of ‘evidence’ at us to ridicule the second.

Pitts then pretends that the Fourteenth Amendment is not what was written.  Research it yourself (71% have, about Arizona’s fair and mild laws).  You will learn that the 14th was adopted, (between the 13th and 15th, each establishing rights for freed slaves) to reverse the Dred-Scott decision that blacks COULD NOT be citizens.  It does not say that “all comers are citizens”.  It states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”, plus more protections. The emphasized part does not mean just that ‘our laws apply to you’.  That would be ridiculous. 

Of course, our laws have always applied to everyone within our jurisdiction, and the Constitution does not waste words.  If it needed to describe color, it would not say “green; and blue plus yellow; sort of a seafoam”.  The 14th  was crafted for the slaves, who did not choose their presence here (southern Democrat slave traders did that).  Records of the time prove that it means ‘with loyalty and obedience only to the U.S., (not some foreign national)’.  As a correct 1884 SCotUS decision stated, “The evident meaning of these last words is, not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction, and owing them direct and immediate allegiance.” 

Later decisions by courts (packed by Progressive Socialist Roosevelt) ignored the factual meaning for a simplistic one.  This creates more welfare for Big-Government to hand out, more big programs to tax for, more people beholden to them and more potential voters. Sound familiar?  Pitts tries to evade reality with, “…even if immigrant women were coming here to give birth…”, though 8% of all births, 340,000 annually, are to illegal alien parents (ABC/Pew Research).  And of course, the Leftists’ DREAM act would officially grant citizenship to these families (though burdening the "children" up to 35 years old with accepting free education).  Those entering legally have always encouraged to apply for citizenship.

The next nightsoil that Pitts throws at us is to mis-invoke Reagan (someone he completely disagrees with and could never comprehend), like Obama does.  The tough, conservative Republican did endorse a strictly controlled guest worker program, but never open borders or general, uncontrolled amnesty.  He also did not have persistent unemployment over 9% and another 9% that the government no longer even counts.

I will invoke great grandfather Edgar and granduncle George.  Pitts wants you to believe that “draconian” immigration laws are new, unfair and based in racism.  Edgar was a master cabinet maker in England.  In 1907, his skill were in demand, he had his tools and money for passage and his first year of expenses.  Even so, he had to obtain a citizen sponsor and wait seven years to get a visa.  In his 1948 letter, George was still being delayed in Canada, because he did not “have enough money”, even if he sold his insurance policies.  He guessed that there were “too many Canadians trying to go to the U.S.” 

The fact is, over five billion people would love to live here.  We simply cannot allow everyone in without destroying our lifestyle and environment.  Even half a billion would make America look like that hillside ghetto in “the Hulk”, from sea to overfished sea.  The millions that sneak across the border (uneducated, unskilled and destitute; many diseased, criminal or terrorist-linked) cannot just get “dibbies” because they are within walking distance.  We accept 75,000 refugees, grant permanent visas to 1.1 million immigrants and allow a whopping 182 million temporary visas every year (D.H.S. figures).

The last of Pitts' garbage is calling these facts “a temper tantrum, the incoherent bawling of those who see fundamental demographic change and… scream in the face of an oncoming wave.”  Here’s one he gets right: “But the wave comes just the same.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood gets Mainstream Media press

It was good to see an article titled Muslim Brotherhood's post-Mubarak role unclear in the larger newspapers (Feb 8th).  We hear very little about this shadowy group in mainstream media.  Brenda Gazzar (Inland Group staff writer) even admits the possibility that they might seek to create a second, more powerful “Iran” in the chaos of Egypt’s revolution.

It is funny how most of the media is treating the Muslim Brotherhood as the Middle-East’s version of the United Way or Council of Churches, or ignoring their existence altogether.  More outlets ridicule conservatives who warn of the danger than seriously investigate or report the group's past and present.*

It is unfortunate that Gazzar eventually declares that the M/B “has committed itself to democratic process” based only upon their press releases.  M/B spokesperson Imam Anjem Choudary recently admitted to FOX’s Hannity that they are committed to ‘Dawa’ (forced global conversion to Islam) under Sharia (extremist Islamic law).  He said that their belief is that there are only two viewpoints in the world: one (laughably) led by President Obama, which will be destroyed, and the other led by “sheik Osam bin Laden”, which will prosper.  He continues that the people of Egypt “don’t want freedom”, that Israel (which predates Islam by 2,400 years) “occupies Muslim land” and that Americans (who were attacked by Islamic Barbary pirates before the Declaration of Independence) started conflict by “bombing” innocent Muslims.  Choudary then flatly states that the Muslim Brotherhood “will remove the corruption of democracy and freedom” in America and “Islam is coming to your back yard”.  That seems clear enough.

It is interesting to note that the Ground Zero Mosque’s Imam Faisal Rauf wrote a book entitled A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America post-9/11.    This was years before plans were revealed for the building of a victory mosque to literally cast a shadow over the Memorial at the site of the 2001 mass murder.  Two M/B subsidiaries, the Islamic Society of North America and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, paid for free reprinting and distribution of associate Rauf’s inflammatory propaganda (during a taxpayer-funded Middle East tour). The book was re-named “What’s right with Islam is what’s right with America” and the Cordoba Mosque (after the ancient Moorish victory Mosque in Spain) was renamed “Park 51 Multi-Cultural Center” for western consumption.

It is useful to read the firsthand accounts and research of Brigitte Gabriel, who is a survivor of the “invitation” to convert to Islam.
It is important to know that INSA and IIIT are not the only creations of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Since their inception in 1928, under the motto, “…jihad is our way and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”, they have formed dozens of groups in many countries.  A few of their other peaceful and democratic outreach programs are Black September (1972 massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes), Hamas and Hezbollah (suicide and rocket bombings of Israeli civilians), the Comabatant Clergy Association (Iran’s Ayatollahs), Ba’athists (Hussein’s Iraq), Taliban (Afghanistan), and Al Qaida (enough said).

It is also telling that Gazzar gives much credence to San Francisco State associate professor of broadcasting Dina Ibrahim.  He says, “The [M/B] is very much like the tea party in the sense that it is a grass-roots movement taking advantage of a lot of economic frustration in the U.S. now and anti-Obama sentiment.”  Gazzar and Ibrahim go on, “They are on the fringe of American politics, but…is the Tea Party ever going to be in power? Probably not.”  Back to Mainstream Media’s Leftist bent.

It is Gazzar’s final point (citing a retiree who left Egypt for America 43 years ago) that “In [Muslim Brotherhood’s] absence, extremists would appear”.

So, it is the same to represent the clear majority of Americans, marching in millions (without so much as littering) in support of our Constitution, liberty and the reduction of federal debt and taxes, and to have just carried the largest landslide election in 70 years (permanently “in power” for 235 years of free elections) as it is to be an international, revolutionary, terrorist oligarchy, now torching Egypt to co-opt what really started as a drive for freedom? 

It is funny to say so.  In the meantime, it is still better to trust an honest local paper.

[*NEW DEVELOPMENT: Even the Director of National Intelligence (an Obama political appointee {enough said?} as well as an oxymoron) James Clapper tried to help apply the camo makeup to the M/B.  In testimony before Congress and amidst a recitation about their philanthropic endeavors he announced a hallucinated eschewal of violence and decrying of Al Qaida, he actually uttered the words that the Muslim Brotherhood "IS LARGELY SECULAR" and has "NO OVERARCHING AGENDA OF VIOLENCE, PARTICULARLY INTERNATIONALLY".
To be sure, a few of their spin-offs build schools and run educational, medical, food distribution and community organizing activities in order to curry favor and appear benign.  But all of them are radically Islamist and in favor of the obliteration of both the "Little Satan" (Israel) and "Great Satan" (U.S.A.).]