Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I just bet...

...that this makes the oppressed Christians in China feel all "warm and fuzzy""

Empire State Building goes Red to honor 60th Anniversary of Communist China.

Tell me again what we stand for.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Strange Stuff Today

Several odd items in the news today:

1. Bernanke says that the recession is very likely over.

But unemployment will continue to rise? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.

2. "You Lie!" = racism?

It looks like the race baiters know no depth to their depravity.

3. Shreveport Mayor pulled over by phony cop.

This might not seem like it fits in the same post as the previous two items, but this Mayor recently argued that motorists have no rights when pulled over the police. It seems a bit ironic that he expects to have his rights preserved. (Never mind that somebody needs to give this Mayor a lesson on civics. Suspend your rights? I am sure glad that I don't live in Shreveport!)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

ACORN = Organized Crime

When are the bigwigs at ACORN going to be prosecuted for racketeering?

Yes, ACORN is no longer associated with the Census Bureau, but I am guessing that this is a "carrot" to keep the news media from digging too deep into the guts of this criminal enterprise. They are still receiving millions of HUD dollars, and are probably going to get a whole lot more from the "Community Organizer in Chief".

A few low level peons get fired and or prosecuted when ACORN abuses come to light, but when is the Justice Department going to go after the ring leaders, the fat cats who are running this scam?

Friday, September 11, 2009

9-11

Never forget.



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TAP

Toss All Politicians

Effective today I am beginning a new movement to "Toss All Politicians" (TAP).

Our Founding Fathers understood human nature, recognized that government was a necessary evil, and determined that the people should hold their elected representatives accountable. However, over the years we have grown a crop of professional politicians who are more interested in their elected positions than they are in their constituents.

I don't care if they are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Socialist, or Independent, if they are a "Politician" instead of a "Representative", then you need to toss them.

How do you know that they are a "Politician"? Here are a few examples:

City Council members who make decisions based upon keeping their posts? Toss 'em!

County Commissioners who get "perks" from developers rather than protecting neighborhoods? Give 'em the boot!

Mayors who wink at corruption instead of guiding their cities? Fire 'em!

State representatives and senators who are more interested in appeasing special interests than on keeping an eye on the taxpayers money? Vote 'em out!

Governors who engage in "pay for play" instead of providing wise leadership? Throw the bums out!

Congressional Representatives and Senators who approve "bridges to nowhere" and "airports with no passengers"? Give 'em the bums rush!

Presidents who violate their oaths of office? Replace them!

Start looking around for people who will put principle before privilege, conscience before connection, and trust before trappings. You may not always agree with them on every issue, but if they are principled and thoughtful then you will be far better off than we are today. Look for those who will listen, engage in honest debate and discussion, and act based upon personal conviction. If you do this, then you won't need to worry about their party affiliation.

As this message is disseminated throughout this land maybe those who agree with me can take up the challenge to TAP. If you find yourself in close proximity to a "Politician" then TAP out a message to them. TAP your feet on the floor, TAP your fingers on the table, or TAP your pen against your palm. Let's remember to TAP, Toss All Politicians.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sometimes, good things come out of New Mexico

Including this Federal District Court decision.

This is a very important decision for law abiding citizens who choose to openly carry firearms for self-defense. Even though I have a New Mexico Concealed Handgun permit, there are times that I choose to openly carry one of my handguns. I have never been hassled for doing so, in fact most people don't even notice, but I have heard plenty of horror stories of those who have been detained and forcibly disarmed while engaged in lawful conduct.

From the decision:

In sum, Defendants had no reason for seizing Mr. St. John other than the fact that he was lawfully carrying a weapon in a public place. Because New Mexico law allows individuals to openly carry weapons in public—and Mr. St. John had done nothing to arouse suspicion, create tumult or endanger anyone's well-being—there were no articulable facts to indicate either criminal activity or a threat to safety. Accordingly, Defendants' seizure of Mr. St. John violated his Fourth Amendment rights.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Looks like somebody forgot Rule # 4

There are Four Rules of safe firearms handling. They are:

1) Always treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
2) Never point a firearm at anything that you don't want to destroy.
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on your target.
4) Always be sure of your target, and what lies beyond it.

This story shows why all of these rules are important. Yikes!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seventy Years Ago Today

September 1, 1939, the beginning of World War II, as German forces invaded Poland.

Before it ended in Tokyo harbor on September 2, 1945 some 50 to 70 million people died.


The Ode

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- Laurence Binyon