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Round Up the Usual Suspects

Posted by Mark on April 29, 2007

When a suicide bombing attack takes place ANYWHERE in the world…I’m convinced the Main Stream Media starts to fret, and worry- with much gnashing of teeth– how best to explain to everyone that those crazy Muslims have killed again- without really saying: those crazy Muslims have killed again.

But I’ve noticed a bit of…uh….resignation lately. Yah! The liberal elite have started to place blame. Rather tacitly, rather quietly and indirectly, but still, a change. Where before, they used EUPHEMISMS and pretentious grammar to hide the real truth….I’m thinking….maybe the tide is turning. Let me give you this example:

The death toll from the suicide bombing in Pakistan rose to 28 as investigators on Sunday attempted to identify the bomber who tried to kill interior minister in a plot that may have been hatched by Islamist militants.

OH MY GOD!

It’s al- Reuters surmising…that well….you know..well…heck…it may have been MUSLIM Militants! (This must’ve been an extraordinarily painful submission for al-Reuters.) Now granted, they’re still using words like…’militants’ and ‘insurgents’ and ‘terrorists’ …But here they’ve identified WHICH militants.

(I know…be still my heart.) Hey…it’s a start.

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The Face of Retreat

Posted by Mark on April 27, 2007

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’nuff said.

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For El Presidente….Pick Uno

Posted by Mark on April 27, 2007

I’ve got to stop reading the newspaper- online or not. It only makes me reach for blood pressure medicine. If you need some, let me know. Here’s a good one for you:

The city has settled a federal lawsuit alleging it did not provide enough assistance to Spanish-speaking voters at polling places, the mayor’s office said Thursday.

In the settlement, city officials said they have appointed a Spanish-language coordinator to monitor compliance, expanded the bilingual staff at polling sites on election days and improved signs at polling places.

The settlement contains no admission of wrongdoing, city officials said.

SAY WHAT?

Why should there even be A DISCUSSION of wrongdoing- you’ve done nothing wrong you pathetic morons. It’s not our fault, they can’t speak English!

Would someone please explain to me the #@%*$#! rationale- why Americans are being sued for not providing Spanish interpreters at a voting booth? What in the name of Burrito Grande has happened to my country?

Otherwise, I’m taking meds.

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The Esoteric LA Times

Posted by Mark on April 26, 2007

Liberal rags like the NY Times, the LA Times….the Washington Post love to have esoteric morality discussions from time to time. Today, the LA Times carried an AP article which posed the question: Execute Bin Laden? U.S. and Mexico Would.

No…I’m not kidding.

The bulk of Americans and a slim majority in Mexico want Osama bin Laden executed if caught, but most people in seven other countries would rather he spend life or many years in prison, an AP-Ipsos poll says.In all nine nations surveyed, markedly more people would choose the death penalty for the al-Qaida leader than for run-of-the-mill murderers, even in nations with little taste for capital punishment.

Americans also prefer execution over prison for murderers by greater margins than people in the other countries. Of the nine countries polled, only the U.S. and South Korea have the death penalty.

The poll underscores stark differences between the U.S. and many of its allies over the death penalty at a time when U.S. treatment of terror-war detainees – some of whom may face execution – has been a major irritant in their relations.

Leftwing newspapers love to have pretentious existentialist dialogue– it’s THEIR NATURE. They can’t help themselves. These chuckleheads continue to try and paint life as an endless pigment of gray. What an awful thing for the U.S. to do…to execute somebody… better yet, if we capture Osama…let’s give him a hug!

Look at all these OTHER civilized countries who won’t execute Osama. Their message is simple: why…oh why…is the United States such a barbaric country.

I suspect if we were to capture Osama and put him on Death Row- when we go to execute him at 12 midnight- you can bet the staff at the LA Times will be outside holding a candlelight vigil!

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Earth 2?

Posted by Mark on April 25, 2007

Well, not quite. But the new planet found only twenty light years away certainly makes the odds of finding habitable planets outside our Solar System more likely.
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Immigration Scorecard

Posted by Mark on April 24, 2007

As we approach the 2008 Election, it is extremely important that we understand who supports ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and who understands the crisis we face.

The stands of these 2008 Republican presidential candidates…

Sen. Sam Brownback: Voted for 2006 bill offering legal status to illegal immigrants subject to conditions, including English proficiency and payment of back taxes and fines. Voted for border fence.

What he’s said: “I think you need the comprehensive reform, and you need enforcement, and you need to make the system simpler and allow more people in legally, to get people into a legal instead of an illegal system.”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Open to conferring legal status if proficiency in English is among conditions.

What he’s said: “They would have to have tamper-resistant cards. They would have to be identified. We’d have to be sure they are people who have a lawful background.”Then we’d be able to collect taxes from them, so they wouldn’t be using our services without paying for them. And then that database could be used for, ultimately, if you want to deal with the people that are already here. But they should never be put ahead of the people who are here already. Anybody that gets in to a database like that should have to be at the end of the line rather than at the front of the line. They should have to pay penalties.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Favors allowing illegal aliens in the country to apply for legal status if they pay penalties, get guest worker permits, register with authorities and aren’t allowed to jump in line ahead of other applicants. As governor, opposed banning state services for illegal immigrants.

What he’s said: “There must be consequences for illegal actions for violation of our rule of law. I propose that such individuals should be required to register with state and federal authorities, receive guest worker permits, pay financial penalties and be given the choice of deportation or undertaking the process of lawful citizenship that does not allow them to cut in front of the line.”

Rep. Duncan Hunter of California: Favors deporting the millions of illegal aliens. A sponsor of legislation authorizing construction of Mexico border fence.

What he’s said:”When you discover an effective deterrent to crime, you use it. I know fencing helps secure our nation’s borders because criminal activity in every statistical category has been eliminated or decreased since we built the border fence in San Diego County.”

Sen. John McCain of Arizona: Sponsored 2006 bill allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S., work and apply to become legal residents after learning English, paying fines and back taxes and clearing a background check.

What he’s said: “While strengthening border security is an essential component of national security, it must also be accompanied by immigration reforms. We have seen time and again that as long as there are jobs available in this country for people who live in poverty and hopelessness in other countries, those people will risk their lives to cross our borders — no matter how formidable the barriers- and most will be successful.”

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Says he opposes McCain’s immigration bill, although he called it reasonable in 2005. Supports building a border fence with Mexico and stationing National Guard troops there. Favors penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. As governor, reached an agreement with Washington allowing state troopers to enforce federal immigration law, including arresting illegal immigrants and seeking their deportation.

What he’s said: “Another aspect of American sovereignty is the security of our borders. The current system is a virtual concrete wall against those who have skill and education, but it’s a wide-open walk across the border for those that have neither.”

Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado: Opposes legal status for illegal immigrants. Doesn’t favor mass deportation; says illegal immigrants will “self-deport” if businesses are penalized for hiring them and jobs are unavailable. Favors deep cut in legal immigration.

What he’s said: “When people say things like, ‘Well, you can’t just deport 12 million to 20 million (people),’ I say, ‘Stop there. Yes, you can.'”It is a huge undertaking, but yes, you can do that. The good thing is, we don’t have to. Millions and millions will return home, if the thing for which they came is not available. If you cannot get a job or social service benefits here, what do you do?”

Heck….print this out…carry it around with you….MEMORIZE IT if you have to!

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Helloooooo! Is ANYBODY out there listening?!?!?

Posted by Mark on April 23, 2007

The purpose of this blog is, at it’s heart, a response to the horror of 9/11/01, and a feeble attempt to prevent a second, worse holocaust. Stories like this, from the London Times, make me wonder if everyone has chosen to cover their eyes and ears, and focus on the myth of global warming:

AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.

Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaeda planners as a “change in the head of the company”.

The report, produced earlier this month and seen by The Sunday Times, appears to provide evidence that Al-Qaeda is active in Iran and has ambitions far beyond the improvised attacks it has been waging against British and American soldiers in Iraq.

There is no evidence of a formal relationship between Al-Qaeda, a Sunni group, and the Shi’ite regime of President Mah-moud Ahmadinejad, but experts suggest that Iran’s leaders may be turning a blind eye to the terrorist organisation’s activities.

A blind eye and a helping hand is more like it.

And meanwhile, Harry Reid and the defeatocrats rev up for our future surrender:

As outlined by Democratic officials, the emerging legislation would require the withdrawal of U.S. forces to begin by Oct. 1, even earlier if Bush cannot certify that the Iraqi government is making progress in disarming militias, reducing sectarian violence and forging political compromises.

Another provision in the measure would withhold about $850 million in foreign aid funds from the Iraqis if the government does not meet those standards.

Also, the Pentagon would be required to adhere to certain standards for the training and equipping of units sent to Iraq, and for their rest at home between deployments. Bush could waive the guidelines if necessary. Democrats assume he would, but want him on record as doing so.

Under the nonbinding timeline, all combat troops would be withdrawn by April 1, 2008.

After that date, U.S. forces would have a redefined and restricted mission of protecting U.S. personnel and facilities, engaging in counterterrorism activities against al-Qaida and other similar organizations and training and equipping Iraqi forces.

Likely, this “restricted mission” will be limited to pulling the last survivors from the roof of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad via helicopter, just before the mass slaughter of millions of Iraqis. The Vietnam scenario will then be complete.
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Go Directly To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect…

Posted by Mark on April 23, 2007

You’re going to love this one…..

A former engineer at the nation’s largest nuclear power plant has been charged with taking computer access codes and software to Iran and using it to download details of plant control rooms and reactors, authorities said.

The FBI said there’s no indication the plant employee training software had any terrorist connections.

Mohammad Alavi, who worked at the triple-reactor Palo Verde power plant west of Phoenix, was arrested April 9 at Los Angeles International Airport when he arrived on a flight from Iran, authorities said.

Alavi, 49, is a U.S. citizen and denies any wrongdoing, said his attorney, Milagros Cisneros of the Federal Defender’s Office in Phoenix.

He is charged with a single count of violating a trade embargo that prohibits Americans from exporting goods and services to Iran. If convicted, he would face up to 21 months in prison.

He ‘denies any wrongdoing’? Yah…right. Well then Mr. Alavi- if you’re not doing anything wrong, then you’ve just passed the stupid test with flying colors. Hmmm…..your name is MOHAMMAD……..you used to work at a nuclear power plant…..uh….you have access to a U.S. nuclear plant facility layout……um…..you have just come back from Iran…hmmmm.

IF you are truly innocent, this is one of those cases, where you deserve to go to jail anyway- on the grounds- you’re too stupid to be walking around free.

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A Convenient Fiction

Posted by Mark on April 21, 2007

My son came home from fifth grade yesterday, stating he saw “that Al Gore movie” today. I took a deep breath, and asked him what he thought. He said, “Well, one thing I found out was that my teacher is a Democrat.” He said that after the movie, one of his classmates said she now understand why they call George W. Bush dumb. My 12 year old said, “My teacher just laughed, and didn’t say anything.” Sigh.

My daughter in eighth grade watched the film Inconvenient Truth a few weeks ago. I wrote up a list of resources for her teacher, showing the other side. Many of these resources are available here at LJiC. To my knowledge, my daughter’s “science” teacher never presented the other side of the argument. Again, sigh.

Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction is one such resource. A remarkable work, very much worth watching. You can bet my kids will see this. It’s a shame they have to see it here at home, and are not allowed to watch anything like this in school.

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A Growing Threat

Posted by Mark on April 21, 2007

The Main Stream Media, Al Gore, the U.N. and a veritable PANOPLY of poseurs have spent the last 2 years cramming global warming down our throats. Week after week, month after month……the mantra continues. So, I pull up the Washington Post.com website and I get this in my face:

Growing Number of Americans See Warming as Leading Threat

Most Want U.S. to Act, but There Is No Consensus on How

A third of Americans say global warming ranks as the world’s single largest environmental problem, double the number who gave it top ranking last year, a nationwide poll shows.

In the new poll, conducted jointly by The Washington Post, ABC News and Stanford University, most of those surveyed said that climate change is real and that they want the federal government to do more about it.

This is a classic case of….perception is reality. If enough people get together and holler, and scream, and rant, and rave, and cajole, and preach, and pontificate, and PESTER, and BULLY, and ATTACK….the perception will definitely become the reality. And those of us who differ- are forced to bow, and heal, and relent, and SUBMIT and CAPITULATE.

The growing threat to Americans is NOT global warming. OH heck no. The growing threat to Americans is the shear number of Al Gores populating our nation and the planet. And 1/3 of Americans have bought into the hysteria.

Amazing.

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