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December 25th, 2010   ARROGANCE / REGULATORY / CLASS

Hello for the last time this year from the West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic,  SUV Drivin', Angry, Carbon Footprint Leavin', Gun Ownin', Football Watchin', Meat Eatin', Fossil Fuel Burners.

 

This year has absolutely flown by for me.  Perhaps it is due to the magnificent national leadership provided by the world's most articulate and intelligent human; his appointees; the wonderful elected officials in Washington; and the honesty of the Congressional Leadership.

 

OR, perhaps it is due to living in a great state whose voters in overwhelming numbers detest the national leadership OF   BOTH  POLITICAL  PARTIES and refuse to subscribe to their idiotic ideas.

 

I sort of believe that it is the second set of circumstances.

 

ARROGANCE:

 

I think it has been pretty well established that the President of the United States displays a degree of arrogance seldom seen outside the so called stars of the motion picture industry.  Ah, but Barack Hussein Obama is not the only Liberal/Progressive/Democrat/Socialist who allows their self importance show in a big way.

 

Earlier in the week I was watching a report of legislation being passed which granted a five year extension of health care benefits for Ground Zero  workers.  Of course granting these workers extended benefits was the right thing to do, considering the degree of serious health problems which have developed  in many of these workers.

 

But what really got me on TILT was the manner in which N.Y. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer were patting themselves on the back for ramrodding  this legislation.  I have always thought that doing the right thing when doing your job was sort of expected.  I was not aware that doing the right thing called for a huge press conference  where you could congratulate yourself along with a bunch of other elected buffoons.

 

Of course the Ground Zero responders were pleased to receive some relief and help with their medical expenses but I imagine they would have been just as pleased if a whole bunch of the Congressional/Senate mutts would have forgone their self congratulatory show.

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I read a bit back and heard again today that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is under the gun on whether to or not to grant a Pardon to "Billy The Kid".

 

1. Let me make sure I have this straight.  The housing market in our country in many areas is going down the toilet.

2. Iran is on the verge of having nuclear weapons.

3. Radical Islamists are trying to kill us.

4. We have the U.S. Military involved in fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

5. The jobless rate is approaching 10%

6. Our public/government education system is in a state of complete disrepair.

7. Gasoline prices are soaring.

8. Our federal government is spending tax money on useless programs and wasteful bailouts.

9. Our health care is being taken over by Progressive/Socialist idiots.

 

And New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in a dither  over whether to grant a Pardon to "Billy The Kid" or not.  Now for those of you toiling in the "People's Republic of San Francisco" it might be pointed out that  "Henry McCarty; William H. Bonney; Billy the Kid" was shot to death in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico in 1881 which was 129 years ago.   Somehow I think Ol' Bill, who is in his last days as New Mexico's Governor, is looking for some press coverage.   His name has been tossed about as a possible replacement for Hillary Clinton if she decides to resign as Secretary of State as is being rumored.

 

The main point is, these Democrat/Progressive/Socialist politicians are way more interested in themselves than they are with their country and the job they are expected to do.   And of course they are ALL more interested in being re-elected than they are to upholding the United States Constitution, which they took an Oath to uphold.

 

They have all taken ARROGANCE to a whole new level.

 

REGULATORY:

 

I listened to several reports on radio and television which told us that the so called "Death Panels" were removed from the Obama Health Care Legislation.  These reports also indicated that the language which would in effect put these "Death Panels" back into the mix were being done so by regulations which are now in the process of being written.

 

So it seems as if certain things are deleted in a piece of legislation prior to a vote can be put back in by way of regulatory requirements.

 

I read an article which stated that the EPA has  announced that THEY are taking the unprecedented step of directly issuing air permits to industries in Texas, citing that state's unwillingness to comply with greenhouse gas regulations which go into effect on January 2nd.  This shows that the EPA is taking a hard line approach on REGULATING the pollution blamed for global warming..... The TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ), the world's second largest environmental regulatory agency after the EPA, has said it will NOT modify its permitting process to include greenhouse gas emissions.  So it looks like another state is standing up against the federal bullies.

 

A number of years back while I was still in Law Enforcement, I went to a training session in Lubbock, Texas.   There were a few other police administrators at this training session but actually most of the attendees were from private industry.   The subject of the 2 day training session was how to behave during an OSHA inspection.  Of course there were a whole list of items and chemicals which were covered and many of them came as a bit of a surprise since I had been exposed to many of them on a daily basis for many years.  But the real gist of the training was how to act toward the OSHA Inspectors.  And the bottom line was NEVER ADMIT KNOWLEDGE OF ANYTHING WHICH WAS A VIOLATION.   I asked the instructor if he was advising us to lie our asses off and he said that was about it.

 

A couple of months later we did undergo a State of New Mexico OSHA inspection and had a couple of things pointed out to me and they never asked me anything but just suggested that several items needed to be checked and it was really a painless process.  However I have spoken to folks in the oilfield who have had to deal with the Federal OSHA people and it was a complete different story.  Bottom line is that these Regulatory Agencies carry a big stick and can cause almost any business or agency loads of problems.

 

Then this week we  hear of the FCC wanting to take over the regulation of the Internet, which in effect could inject them even further into our everyday lives.

 

Then I hear a couple of days back where some business is blocking off a section of their parking lot for, now get ready for this........ ENVIRONMENTALLY  FRIENDLY  VEHICLE  PARKING.   Just what is an Environmentally Friendly Vehicle, you ask?   At the minimum it is a hybrid and I guess it covers any vehicle which does not burn "Fossil Fuels" 100% of the time.  (For those of you who are doing a life sentence in the Gulag of Espanola, New Mexico, that means a vehicle which burns GASOLINE/DIESEL all the time.)

 

I watched an interview with Thomas Sowell a couple of years back and he was asked what he thought the biggest problem was in our country.  Without hesitation he said ENVIRONMENTAL  TERRORISTS.  He then went on to say how much in federal funds were given to these groups and as I remember it he also mentioned the government regulatory agencies.

 

The bottom line is that lack of regulation is NOT what has caused our present financial problems but over-regulation has most certainly been a big contributing factor.

 

CLASS:

 

I have listened to politicians from all parties talking about "Tax Breaks for the Middle Class".   OK.  If there is a MIDDLE  CLASS then there must be a LOWER  CLASS and an UPPER  CLASS.. or as the politicians like to call them THE  RICH.

 

What these boobs actually mean is Middle Income Americans.   I am not completely sure where the break comes in which denotes what class each of us  has been placed.   I know how much income my family makes and we don't consider ourselves poor;   we certainly don't consider ourselves rich;  at least insofar as monetary  possessions are concerned.

 

Down through the years I have seen people who have made several hundred thousand dollars per year and instead of making wise investments or just simply saving some of their earnings, these people have made ridiculous purchases, done stupid stuff or in some other way have nothing to show for their efforts.

 

I have seen some who have been very wise in managing their funds and by the time they reached their early 60's they were very comfortable financially.

 

We have all seen professional athletes who make multiple millions of dollars per year and by the time their careers are done have NOTHING.

 

But to me, I get pretty damn insulted when Chuck Schumer or Arlen Specter make statements about Tax Cuts for the Middle Class.  I might be in a middle income group but I do not feel like I am "Middle Class".   I have known several people in my life who financially were not very well off but had a lot of class.  I have learned a lot from some of these people down through the years and I have known many of them who never got a chance at real retirement.   They died on their jobs.

 

What I am saying is that the amount of money a person has access to HAS  NOTHING TO DO  WITH  CLASS.  It is purely income.   All you have to do is look at many of our elected officials who are all financially independent  but their CLASS is way down the line.  In my eyes a person's behavior and the way they treat others has way more to do with CLASS than anything else.  I know that I might be in the minority but that is the way I feel and will continue to feel.

 

I can remember many years back a line from an old comedy record by "Brother Dave Gardner".    He said that Will Rogers had made the statement that "The Lord must have loved the common man, cause he made so many of 'em."   Gardner said "That might look good in print, but just tell somebody that they are common and see how quick they smack you in the mouth."

 

So, if these elected TURDS mean Middle Income;  Lower Income; or Upper Income, or as they call them The Rich,  then say it and get off this CLASS crap.   

 

 PRAYER LIST:

 

 Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, RCT Graydon J. Phillips - USMC;    Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin.  LCDR Jeff Palmer - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;  Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY;     John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military;  "DARKHORSE"  3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families. 

  

QUOTES:

 

"The Constitution of the United States begins with the words WE  THE  PEOPLE.   But Neither the Constitution nor WE  THE  PEOPLE will mean anything if politicians and judges can continue to do end runs around both."................  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"Once you buy the idea  that the government should be sort of a year-around Santa Claus, you have bought the kinds of consequences  that  follow."..............  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"Establish the eternal truth that acquiescence under insult is not the way to escape war.".....  THOMAS  JEFFERSON

 

"None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army.".........  THOMAS  JEFFERSON

  

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY

  

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);   Jane Fonda;   Kanye  West;  Alan Simpson

 

MORE STUFF:

 

Earlier in the week I was watching several people who were appearing on some type of panel discussion and of course one of them was a left wing loon who stated that NO  ONE  could deny global warming.  So to prove him wrong I immediately denied it.  Anyway he went on about how science had shown that for the past several hundred years the earth had been getting warmer EACH  YEAR.   Of course there have been studies to show that

this is just not true.

 

Then within 48 hours the City of New York was, according to reports, hit by the WORST  SNOW  STORM  IN  SIX  DECADES. (For those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco that is 60 years).   I am sure we have all seen film on how bad this snow storm was.

 

Then later on I heard one of these liberal twits say that an unusually warm week in some part of the world was PROOF OF  GLOBAL  WARMING.   Then on the same day I hear another progressive putz say that the severe snow storms in the Northeast were CAUSED  BY  GLOBAL  WARMING.  This has to give rise to some really serious doubt as to these people having a clue about practically anything.

 

Also relating to the snow storm the Sunday night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings was postponed by the NFL due to the heavy snow.

 

This gave rise to me agreeing with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell for the first and most likely the last time on anything.  He was furious about the game being postponed to Tuesday night.  Actually moving the game to Tuesday night was not a pivotal moment in my life but I thought cancelling the game was a bit of a sissy move on part of the NFL Commissioner, whom I don't care much for to begin with.   Particularly when I can remember games back in the 1960's and 1970's when Minnesota played outdoors in some serious snow storms, as did Green Bay;  Chicago;  Philadelphia;  Boston (now New England); Syracuse;  New York;  Denver and several others.   Football is played regardless of the weather.  I can recall the old Houston Oilers pre-Astrodome days playing at Jeppesen Stadium near the University of Houston.  The Houston High Schools and some Junior High Schools played at that stadium and the field was either rock hard or muddy.   I watched one game in damn near hurricane conditions one Sunday, but it was Pro Football and you played in any weather.

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Another  year has gone by and while I do tend to gripe quite a bit about our government and a few other things I must admit that living in the United States of America is a blessing.   As bad as it has gotten it is still light years ahead of the rest of the world.

 

But I do believe that it is imperative that the people of this country get back to basics and put our country back in its place as the main superpower taking a back seat to no nation.

 

Barack Hussein Obama might not think that America is an exceptional country but he is dead wrong.  And there is not one damn thing wrong with being the best.  It is what every sports team or athlete strives to achieve;  being the best at whatever they do.

 

But in order to achieve this we must forget political correctness;   we must put compromise in its proper place;  and above all we must place right and wrong back at the head of our list of priorities.   We must forget what is popular and do what is right.  We must take a really good look at Europe and see how many of their leading nations are on their way to the bottom and then we must make damn sure we do not follow their lead.

 

What I am saying is that just playing or participating is not good enough.   Winning may not be the only thing but playing to win is.

 

I very seldom see signs or banners proclaiming to the world that "WE'RE  NUMBER  TWO".  BUT in order to be the best we must replace those who do not believe in the exceptionalism of this country AND we must replace them AS  SOON  AS  POSSIBLE.

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We had a really nice Christmas and the day after Christmas we received a Christmas Card which was also a thank you note from  VMM-365, "Blue Knights", Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.  It  was our favorite gift and was signed by all the Marines in that Unit.

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That's about it for another year.

 

May God bless each and every one of you and I wish you all a VERY  HAPPY  NEW  YEAR.

 

See y'all next year.

 

JEM  

 



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December 23rd, 2010  CONTROL / INCOMPETENCE

WEDNESDAY -  December 23,  2010

 

Greetings and MERRY  CHRISTMAS from the West Texas Headquarters For Carbon Footprint Makin' Gun Ownin' SUV Drivin' Non-Kwanzaa Celebratin'  Pro-Profilin' Anti Hip-Hop Listenin' Jingoistic Conspiratorial Mob Members.

 

Notice I said MERRY CHRISTMAS;  not X-MAS; nor Winter Holiday; Nor Winter Solstice; Nor Winter-Break.   It is CHRISTMAS.   Of course I would imagine that anyone who reads my weekly opinion on anything approaching a regular basis would find no fault in my terminology.  For those that might, TOUGH!

 

For those of you who will get to spend Christmas Day with their children and grandchildren or any other family members I am most happy for you all.

 

CONTROL:

 

Let me get started right off the bat on commenting about how far our federal government has gone in attempting to establish CONTROL over our everyday lives.   Of course the Obamaniacs don't view it as CONTROL.   They choose to call it REGULATION.   As far as I am concerned, in federal government terms the two words are synonymous.  For those of you presently residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco that means that the two words are interchangeable or breaking it down a bit further, mean the same thing.

 

The latest attempts are visible in the form of recent legislation signed by the world's most articulate and intelligent human, Barack Obama which will give the federal government and Obama's jug butted spouse a say in volume of and the variety of our diets.  Ah yes, they are starting out with our school menus but just remember what Nikita Kruschev said in one of his tirades;  "We will take you without firing a shot.  We will do it through your children".

 

If you think that this bunch of losers who are presently in charge of our government will stop there then you need to move to the People's Republic of San Francisco where you will fit in really well.

 

Ah, but our buffoons in Washington are not about to stop there.  As I read it, the FCC on a 3 to 2 vote have decided that they will now take over the policing of the Internet.  Does this mean that they will put a stop to sites which offer pornographic subject matter to children?  I hardly think so.  What I believe is that it is the first step in reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine"  which in reality is about as fair as a fight between Rocky Marciano and Pee Wee Herman.  What this "Regulatory Monitoring" will eventually do is control everything we see and hear over all our communications outlets, and is directly aimed at doing away with Conservative Talk Radio.

 

Now what I am seriously looking for is a few more federal agencies to pop-up in order to regulate even more of our everyday lives.  Then of course we would need some additional agencies which would oversee and regulate your run-of-the-mill regulatory agencies.   Sort of SUPER-REGULATORS as it were.

 

About the only thing that this administration does not wish to control appears to be our International Border with Mexico.  And of course we cannot even think about controlling Radical Islamist  Terrorists as we might be accused of, dare I even use the word?  PROFILING!  And of course if you even dream of the word PROFILING then you must be a racist.   Forget the fact that Criminal Profiling has been around for decades.   Ask any F.B.I. Agent, at least older F.B.I. Agents and just about any police officer who has ever worked homicide cases if  Profiling works or not.  And keep in mind, Profiling is not some technique which was dreamed up by George W. Bush or Dick Cheney.

 

And speaking of CONTROL, I am sure we have all seen articles and received countless e-mails regarding the recent incident in Arizona where a Border Patrol Agent was killed in a gun battle with Mexican Smugglers.  Some of the information reported had to do with Border Patrol Agents being under orders to use non-lethal force  as a first measure.  Now if this is true then that would mean that our guys fire first with bean-bags while the smugglers are operating under no such restrictions.  As I saw on a news report today, the family of the slain Border Patrol Agent are none to happy with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano nor were they placated by a hand-written note allegedly sent to them by the world's most articulate and intelligent human.

 

INCOMPETENCE:  

 

When I hear the word INCOMPETENCE, several people come to mind:

 

Barack Hussein Obama

Harry Reid

Nancy Pelosi

Janet Napolitano

Eric Holder

Chuck Schumer.......... and the list goes on.

 

Earlier yesterday I was watching a report on a speech given by Barack Hussein Obama in which he proclaimed not only how successful this past session of Congress has been but additionally how successful this year has been  AND to take it a step farther, how successful his first two years as President have been.  I guess that success, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

 

And when I turn on the television and see Barack Hussein Obama signing a piece of legislation OR the START Treaty and there are Chuck Schumer,  John Kerry, and Richard Lugar standing in the picture and all those boobs are smiling, I know  that INCOMPETENCE has triumphed over sanity.   Nothing which could make Chuck Schumer smile is viewed very positively in my eyes.

 

In short the speech by the world's most intelligent and articulate human was more about him blowing his own horn and of course showing that in his eyes, the measure of success is all about him rather than the United States of America.

 

I know that I constantly harp on the incompetence of the Public (Government) Education System in our country and I do mean every word of what I say about this totally incompetent means of allegedly educating our children and grandchildren.   But apparently Incompetence and Stupidity do not stop with our tax dollar funded schools.   I noticed this week, at least in San Angelo, Texas, there is one private school who have completely lost their grasp of right and wrong.  Now this might not seem like such a big deal to some but if I had a child or a grandchild in this particular private school, I would be in the Headmaster's/Principal's/Superintendent's/CEO's  office in a rather nasty mood.

 

On Friday, December 17, 2010 I picked up my morning edition of the (Sub) Standard Times.  Right there on the front page is a story about this particular private school "Spreading More Good Cheer"   The article told of  Christmas programs and songs and all in all some pretty normal Christmas school activities.

 

BUT, what caught my attention was the front page photograph which accompanied the article.  It was of third grade students at this school.  All of the children were wearing dark sun-glasses and standing in an arrogant pose with their arms folded with one little girl flashing gang signs.  So what does this have to do with incompetence, you ask?   Simple..... either these school officials are incompetent insofar as knowing how this appears to the public OR they have a much different idea of Christmas programming than do most sane adults.   I can assure you that this photo did nothing to promote the traditional idea of a Christmas celebration or Christmas school programming.

 

I had one person say, well maybe the teachers and the principal didn't know about how this might be perceived by some.  To that I say;  They should know by the very fact that this is not a pose which you would normally see third grade students exhibit,  other than perhaps in Compton or some inner city conclave.

 

Since, at least at the present time, private schools are not subject to the strict government regulations which erroneously are attributed to the First Amendment, one might think that a bit more scrutiny might be exhibited.  But I guess that some of the private education mills have also decided to take the line of least resistance.

 

I  am thinking that Nikita's statement might be happening as we speak.      

 

 PRAYER LIST:

 

 Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, RCT Graydon J. Phillips - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin.  LCDR Jeff Palmer - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;  Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY;     John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military;  "DARKHORSE"  3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families. 

  

QUOTES:

 

"One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery is that politicians and the media are both focused on how government can MAKE the economy recover, rather than how it can LET the economy recover."............... THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"Neither the Bible, the Torah nor the Koran mentions Christmas trees.  Yet some secular zealots try to ban Christmas trees on government property, based  on the doctrine of SEPARATION OF  CHURCH  AND  STATE - - a doctrine found nowhere in the Constitution.".. THOMAS  SOWELL

 

ON AMERICA - "Its soul, its climate, its equality,  liberty, laws, people, and manners.  My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"......... THOMAS   JEFFERSON

  

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY

  

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);   Jane Fonda;   Kanye  West;  Alan Simpson;  Juan Williams (FOX News.. back where he belongs on the Varmint List)

 

MORE STUFF:

 

As you might have noticed, Juan Williams is back on the Varmint's List.  I was watching a short segment of the Sean Hannity Show the other evening and Juan Williams was on a panel along with a young man who is on the staff of National Review and a lady whose name I didn't catch but I sure did catch the drift of what she said.

 

The panel viewed the  film of the guy who entered a School Board meeting in one of the States.  The man was armed and was threatening the School Board.  He allowed one woman to leave and as she was leaving he turned his back on her and she attacked him hitting his gun hand with a heavy purse and struggling with him for  several seconds.

 

The lady on the Hannity panel, who happened to be black, made the exact observation that I had made earlier when I first saw the film.  There were several other board members, at least two of which were male, seated and remained so while the woman struggled with the gunman.   This black lady on the panel made the statement that she thought she would have helped the lady struggling with the gunman and was a bit critical of the people who just sat there and made no attempt to even help themselves.

 

The Juan Williams chimed in making the Liberal/Progressive/Democrat observation that the reason this whole incident happened was that guns were just to easily obtained.   Then the black lady informed Juan that the Security Guard came in and he was also armed with a handgun and he shot the gunman knocking him to the floor.  Juan of course was apoplectic at the thought of someone with a firearm actually being responsible for perhaps saving the board member's lives.  This black lady on the panel got in the middle of Juan's butt and let him know that had some of the board members also been armed the situation might never have graduated to the position it did.  Juan asked her if she had a gun and she looked right at him and said; "I might have one on me right now".   As I said, I do not know who this lady was but she is my kind of person who still believes that people might just accidentally need to try to help themselves rather than wait for the government to save them.

 

Of course Juan brought out the age old liberal argument that if trouble arose you should call the police.   The thought then hit home on me that Juan Williams, while very well educated, has about as much common sense as your garden variety slug.  And apparently subscribes to the permanent victim status.

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I have heard and read several reports on something which came as absolutely no surprise to me but probably just knocked the breath out of liberals like Juan Williams and some of the Washington, D.C. buffoons.   This information came from none other than our recent 2010 Census.  The fact is that the really rapid growth in our nation has occurred in STATES  WITH  NO  STATE  INCOME  TAX.   What a surprise.  The reports mentioned Texas as being #1 in growth and gaining 4 additional seats in the House of Representatives.  It also mentioned that this was the first time since it was admitted into the Union in 1850, California gained 0; zero; nada; zilch; seats in the House.   Florida gained 2 seats while New York LOST 2 seats.   One article said that nationwide this could mean a gain of 10 to 15 seats for the Republican Party.

 

THE  REPUBLICAN  PARTY  NEEDS  TO  PAY  ATTENTION  TO  THIS  AND GET THEIR  ASSES  BACK  ON  THE  RIGHT  TRACK  NOW .

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Last week end was the FINAL week end for Texas High School Football with Champions being crowned in all classes which had not already finished their playoffs.   I got to watch FIVE,  count 'em FIVE championship games on FOX Sports Southwest.  They were all fairly competitive games with almost every team having some real quality athletes.  But one team, Aledo, in Class AAAA  - Division II I am convinced could win the NFC West.  This team was absolutely loaded with quality players.  A Junior running back rushed for 325 yards and 8 touchdowns in the Championship Game.

 

Anyway, for me the real football season ended with Pearland defeating Euless Trinity who was at the time ranked #1 in the State and #1 Nationally.  Lake Travis won its FOURTH State Championship in a row in Class AAAA Division I.  They became only the 3rd 11 man team to win 4 State Championships in a row.  The others being Celina in Class A and Sealy in Class AAA.

 

If your state doesn't have a top notch high school football program, move to Texas.  No State Income Tax and SUPERB  HIGH SCHOOL  FOOTBALL.

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That will get it for this week.   I did get to spend a couple of days with some old friends this week  in Hobbs, NM but still didn't have time to see everyone I wanted to see.

 

I hope all of you and your families have a BLESSED  CHRISTMAS and thank you all for your support and messages over this past year.

God bless you all.

 

Jim


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December 15th, 2010  EMOTIONS / MENU / OMNIBUS

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters For Profilin' Gun Carryin' Ammo Buyin' SUV Drivin' Earmark Hatin' Jingoistic Conspiratorial Mob Members. 

 

OMNIBUS:

 

According to Webster, the word OMNIBUS means; dealing with many things at once.  But evidently our elected officials are attempting to DEAL  WITH  EVERYTHING AT ONCE.   And this is a really good trick for a bunch of self-centered, arrogant, buffoons who have completely lost sight of why they were elected and sent to Washington to begin with.

 

This latest bit of creative law making is known as the OMNIBUS  SPENDING  BILL.  The first thing we notice is the length of this magnificent piece of sh - -; cr - -; ........... garbage.   It is 1,924 pages in length at this time.  The cost of this well thought out bill is something over 1.1 TRILLION..... yes, that is TRILLION with a T.    For those of you living in the "People's Republic of San Francisco that would be $1,100,000,000,000.00.

 

Hidden, well actually not really hidden but contained rather blatantly exhibited in this garbage are 6,739 earmarks.  In a really very cursory examination of this bill I found 100 earmarks directed at Homeland Security.   Now this is not the normal Homeland Security Budget but funds IN  ADDITION to the regular Homeland Security Department.  And ALL these earmarks are made to send assorted funds to different states which in reality are meant  to buy votes.  And all of the earmarks are IN  ADDITION to the regular budget items for these particular departments.

 

There are 97 PAGES of earmarks directed toward Transportation and HUD.

There are 23 PAGES of earmarks directed toward Energy and Water issues

There are 11 PAGES of earmarks directed toward the Agriculture Department

There are 16 PAGES of earmarks directed at the Department of Interior

 

The printing on these pages was actually too small to print out and read on the site where I found them.

 

It seems to me as if these elected officials resort to using the term OMNIBUS when they are really trying to put one over on the American people.  HELL!  Why not?   It has always worked in the past.

 

One news report said that the cost of this 1,924 page pile of garbage is roughly $575,000.00 PER PAGE.

 

Now  I realize that the Senate and House are still under the capable leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi  but the fact remains that there should be enough opposition to this junk to block it.

 

But as I said,  many of these so called conservative Republicans are beginning to sound an awful lot like their good friends on the other side of the aisle.  They will bear watching.

 

EMOTIONS:

 

Years ago I was watching an interview with NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Johnny Unitas.   The reporter asked him if he ever got emotional over a game.    I liked Unitas' answer.  He said, "I get emotional over children and baby animals, but not football."

 

I think it is normal for people to shed tears over the death of family members and friends.  I can also understand being emotional at the birth of your children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren.  I also appreciate emotion at the wedding of a loved one.  I can remember a time when I was taking our last dog to the vet.  She was 14 years old and her strength was gone and I pretty well knew that she was on her last leg.  I had to physically pick her up and carry her to the car.  I laid her down on the passenger's seat and was driving to the vet.   About half way there, she crawled over and laid her head in my lap.  I can tell you that I was not able to keep tears out of my eyes.  She had been our loyal friend for 14 years and I did love her.

 

But here of late it seems as if our elected officials have decided that publically weeping over small things is to be the expected behavior of our modern politicians.  At this present time with our place in the world being what it is, I would much prefer strong leadership who did not fall to pieces when the going gets tough.

 

I watched John Boehner a couple of days back as he was being interviewed by one of the incompetents on 60 Minutes, I believe.  Boehner was merely answering a question which pretty much called for a general answer but he got all choked up and began to blubber about the American Dream.  I formed an opinion right then that this guy was not what we needed for our next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

Then this morning I listened to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell whimpering over one of the Senators who was getting ready to be replaced.  I believe it was  a Senator from New Hampshire.

 

But what Conservatives or for that matter ALL  AMERICANS need in our leadership at every level is some STRENGTH.   We need elected officials who will stand up and FIGHT  FOR  WHAT  IS  RIGHT, regardless of the outcome.  It is a sad thing indeed to see other countries who have been behind us in every aspect for years, being led by people who come across as stronger than ALL of our leadership.

 

What we need right now are fighters.   We need Rocky Marciano not Pee Wee Herman;   We need Harry Callahan not Barney Fife.  If our present group of so called Republican leaders is any example of what we can expect over the next couple of years then we are in deep trouble.

 

If the guy who got sad over the color yellow pissed off R. Lee Ermy  I would hate to see what our current Republican leadership would do to him.

 

NOW  IS  THE  TIME  FOR  STRENGTH,  NOT  WEAKNESS. 

 

MENU:

 

Apparently some legislation was signed yesterday by President Barack Hussein Obama which puts the federal government square in the middle of deciding what is and what is not to be permitted on public (government) school lunch menus.

 

Of course the First Lady,  Michelle Hussein Obama has been pushing her agenda which basically limits our choices on what and how much we eat.

 

Now I will be the first to admit that down through the years I have not always consumed a completely healthy  diet.  But I did enjoy what I consumed.  Then when certain foods started causing me problems then I changed my diet at the suggestion (direction) of my doctor.

 

But at this fairly advanced stage of my life, I do not feel as if the American public which includes me, need the able direction of Michelle Obama's ever widening ass to plan our diet.

 

Stay out of our everyday lives.

     

 PRAYER LIST:

 

 Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin.  LCDR Jeff Palmer - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;  Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY;     John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military;  "DARKHORSE"  3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families. 

  

QUOTES:

 

"The price of greatness is responsibility.".....................  WINSTON  CHURCHILL

 

"All men are created equal, says the American Declaration of Independence.  All men shall be kept equal say the Socialists."............................................... WINSTON CHURCHILL

 

"It's no use  arguing with a Communist.  It is no use trying to convert a Communist or persuade him.  You can only do it by having a superior force on your side on the matter in question."..............  WINSTON CHURCHILL

 

"I'd rather trust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty at Harvard University."....................  WILLIAM  F.  BUCKLEY JR.

 

"You don't want me, you want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.   It belongs to the American people."......................................... HARRY  TRUMAN

 

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the the people to restrain the government --- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."........................ PATRICK  HENRY

 

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and  be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.".................... RICHARD  HENRY  LEE

 

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."..........................................   THOMAS  JEFFERSON

  

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY

  

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);   Jane Fonda;   Kanye  West

 

MORE  STUFF:

Last week I was listening to an audio clip of a statement made by Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and she made a negative about Rush Limbaugh.  But Ms. Lee, not being the brightest crayon in the box, pronounced his name "Rush Limbo".   Then the question came to my mind;   Was she referring to the Talk Radio Host?    Or was she referring to a person rapidly dancing under an ever lowering bar?    Perhaps someone in Houston can tell me since she represents one of the districts there.

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Here is a really great piece of news.   Michael Steele announced that he will once again seek the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.  If this is so, then we must do everything within our power to see that he does not get a second chance.  He has been weak and reasonably inept in leading the Republican Party.   Time to move on and try someone else.

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Last Saturday I was one of the millions who watched the Heisman Trophy Awards Ceremony.  Of course just like in every other field it appears as if the media reporters have more to say about the eventual winner than they should.   It was really obvious from watching college football games that the eventual winner Cam Newton from Auburn University was the favorite of the media.

 

Now I am not saying that Newton is not an exceptional football player.  And he might even deserve the trophy.   But just simple ability is not the only thing which should be considered in an award such as this.  It is my understanding that character is also one of the areas to be considered when voting for a winner.

 

What set me off pretty early in the evening was a segment in which the TV cameras were in a room backstage in which all four finalists were   seated waiting to be introduced.   The showed a brief clip of  all four finalists sitting there waiting.  The other three finalists were seated just waiting.  But Newton, the eventual winner, appeared to be texting someone and the instant the cameras showed this scene it broke away.

 

Of course  there have been accusation regarding Newton's father attempting to get money out of at least one other University.  Newton claimed that he knew nothing of this attempt and perhaps he did not.

 

But what really caused me to have a somewhat negative opinion were game films of Newton when he was playing last year at Blinn Junior College in Texas.  It was obvious that he had more ability than anyone else on the field but he had a tendency want to overly celebrate his scoring plays.  He pulled some stunts which would have resulted in unsportsmanlike conduct had it been in one of his NCAA Division I games this year.

 

Anyway it appeared to me as if all of the other three finalists showed more class than did Newton.   And in my opinion, Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck was probably more deserving of the award.

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Now all of you know how I view the brutal treatment given to our NATIONAL  ANTHEM by various performers at most college and professional football games.  

 

It seems as if the exact thing is happening to our traditional Christmas Music.   I have been to several retails stores this year and have heard some of the absolute worst renditions of very popular Christmas songs.  Once again a certain segment of our society believe that all music should be reduced to the level of today's Hip-Hop/Rap/Bad Blues culture.

 

At one of the stores I made sure the management knew my thoughts on their music choices.  What pushed be over the edge was some screaming squack's rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy", which is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs.   But it is not a rhythm and blues ditty.   But I guess I shouldn't be too critical,  after all eventually the clerks do get the correct change back to me............... well, at least most of the time.

 

But I cannot wait to see what the  brain damaged jerk who is in charge of the Super Bowl Half-Time show forces on us this year.

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I had a few more quotes this week to show everyone the difference in some really great quotes from some really lame ones.  Here are a few examples of this year's (2010) so called "Quotes of the Year" according to Yale University's associate librarian at Yale Law School:

 

"I'm  not a witch" ........ CHRISTINE O'DONNELL

"I'd like my life back."........ TONY  HAYWARD

"I'm going to take my talents to South Beach."..... LE BRON JAMES

"They should never have put me with that woman...She was a just sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour"...  GORDON  BROWN

"If you touch my junk, I'm going to have you arrested."..........JOHN  TYNER

"Don't retreat.  Instead ..... RELOAD.".........  SARAH  PALIN

"We have to pass the bill (healthcare) so you can find out what's in it.".............  NANCY  PELOSI

 

If these are the really memorable quotes of 2010 then we are in a heap of trouble.  Of course anyone who listens to a Yale Law School librarian and pays any attention to him/her is not in possession of a full stringer of fish  to begin with.

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Now I know that KWANZAA does not officially begin until December 26th but as of this moment I have received only ONE; 1; UNO; KWANZAA  greeting.  But that was from an old friend who lives in Minnesota and I am not sure but I think the roof on the Metro dome might have caved in on him several years back.  I believe he is one of the guilty parties who sent me an Obama Chia Statue last Christmas.  I strongly imagine that it was a conspiracy between some residents of Hobbs, New Mexico and Cloquet, Minnesota.

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Anyway I seriously wish you and your families a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Let's take our country back this year.


God bless

 

JEM


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December 8th, 2010  LIES / GOOD GUYS

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters For Gun Ownin' SUV Drivin' Jingoistic Conspiratorial Fossil Fuel Burnin' Profilin' Angry Hostage Takin' Mob Members.

 

GOOD GUYS:

 

This past week I heard a news report over the radio and television which told of actor Chuck Norris being named an Honorary Texas Ranger.    Now this might  not seem to be much to many people outside the State of Texas but believe me, to be honored by this great group of Texas Law Enforcement Officers is plenty special AND this is not done for just anybody.  It is an honor to be recognized by this elite branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety.   This award was given at the Department of Public Safety office in Garland, Texas.  I am not sure of the exact location of Chuck Norris' residence but I heard that it was in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

 

Anyway, every time I have seen or heard Chuck Norris speak outside his roles in movies and television, he impressed me as really being one of the "Good Guys".   I do know that he is a staunch conservative and is not afraid to speak his mind.  He and Jon Voight are a couple of real favorites with me.

 

Then last Sunday another one of the "Good Guys" was in the news.   But this was sad news as the death of Don Meredith was reported.   Of course everyone remembers "Dandy Don" from Monday Night Football with co-hosts Howard Cossel and Frank Gifford.  Of course Howard Cossel was "The Man You Love To Hate", but I always thought that he was very necessary in order to really get the best out of Don Meredith.  Meredith was quick witted and funny plus he really knew football.  And keep in mind that Don Meredith was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys during several years when he had zero protection from a very average offensive line.  And while he never won a Super Bowl, I always appreciated his toughness and leadership of the early Cowboy teams.

 

In 1969, I was coaching a YMCA team of 12-13 year old boys in Southwest Houston.   I had been coaching the teams at that particular school for about 7 years or so.  Anyway, that particular year our team was beyond tough.  I had some really good young athletes on the team and we were approaching the end of our season.  We were undefeated and were getting ready to play another undefeated team.   I had gone to high school with the coach of the opposing team.

 

We all showed up for the game and at that time both teams shared a common side of the field.  I was talking to our team when one of the kids said, "Hey!  Mr. Murphy, that's Don Meredith over there with the other team".   I looked up and sure enough there was "Dandy Don" standing with the other coach.   That coach caught my eye and motioned for us to come over to where his team was.  We went over there and was introduced to Don Meredith who spoke to both teams giving them both some words of encouragement.  Then he did something which I never forgot.  He told  those kids to go play their game and he would stick around until after the game and visit with them.   He did exactly that and those kids were really thrilled and he was a class act from the word go.

 

Incidentally, our team played like someone had talked bad to their Mommas and won the game.   We won the championship that year and it was about the 4th or 5th year in a row for us to come out #1.  But I will never forget what a classy guy Don Meredith was.

 

I watched some old Cowboy film last week on TV and in one clip I saw Hall of Fame Defensive End, Deacon Jones, head slap the Dallas offensive tackle and just as Don Meredith released the ball Jones head slapped him knocking him to the ground.  Back in the 60's  the quarterback received no extra protection from some of the absolute best defensive players on the planet.   I would never suggest that Jerry Rice was not a great receiver but during most of his career he could not be touched after he had gone 5 yards past the line of scrimmage.   During the late 50's and all of the 60's, if the ball wasn't in the air a receiver was fair game.   Look at some old film of Baltimore Colts receivers Raymond Berry and Lenny Moore and you will see them mugged prior to Unitas releasing the ball.   Those old dudes were beyond tough.

 

Anyway, I was happy to hear of the honor given Chuck Norris and saddened to hear of the passing away of one of my all time favorite NFL players.

 

LIES:

 

Yesterday I was watching the press conference featuring the world's most articulate and intelligent member of the species known as "homo sapiens". (For those of you laboring in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Austin, that would be Barack Hussein Obama.)  After listening to a few minutes of this man piss and moan about something called "Extending the Bush Tax Cuts".  My first thought was that if any colleges or universities in the United States ever offered a course in "Whining For Beginners" or "Whining 101"  that this buffoon's comments yesterday.

 

First of all the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists led by President Barack Hussein Obama put out the big lie that "The richest Americans will get a tax cut."    I am trying to think of a nice way to say "Bullshit" but I just can't.   >From what I have been able to gather, the tax rates on all Americans WILL  REMAIN  THE  SAME  AS  THEY  ARE  AT  PRESENT.  That is not a TAX  CUT.

 

But what these turds are really wanting to pull on us is not, as they try to put it, "Extending the Bush Tax Cuts", but rather "Initiate the Obama Tax Increases."   But of course since these people have been and will continue to lie to the American people then I suppose what you call it is fairly unimportant.   BUT when the TRUTH  becomes  UNIMPORTANT then time for wholesale changes has come.

 

And during this speech this complete turd who now occupies the White House referred to members of the Republican Party as "Hostage Takers".  I do not think I have EVER heard a President of the United States speak so disrespectfully about the majority of our citizens.   So with that in mind, I have no problem in referring to Barack Hussein Obama as a Varmint;  a Turd;  a Socialist;   or any other negative term which might come to mind. 

 

We have always been told that you might not respect the man but you must respect the office.  Well you can put that stuff where the sun don't shine. (For those of you residing in the People's Republic of Massachusetts who do not know where that is, I might suggest you ask your Congressman, Barney Frank.   I'm sure he is familiar with that region of the human anatomy.)  When you have the President of the United States along with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling anyone who doesn't go along with their Socialist ideas, HOSTAGE  TAKERS, then the time has come to be blunt and cut out all this reaching across the aisle; compromise; crap.  Now is when we do need to remember how blunt and course Ol' Howard Cossel was, and also how blunt "Dandy Don" was when he put Howard in his place.

 

And keep in mind that the Democrats/Socialists/Progressives can still do irreparable harm to our country between now and January, 2011.

  

 

 PRAYER LIST:

 

 Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin.  LCDR Jeff Palmer - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;  Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY;     John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military;  "DARKHORSE"  3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families. 

  

QUOTES:

 

"First of all, nobody's taxes -- whether rich or poor -- is going to be cut in this lame duck session of Congress.  The only real issue is whether our current tax rates will go up in January, whether for everybody or nobody or somewhere in between.".......  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"When you refrain from raising someone's taxes you are not GIVING them anything.   Even if you were actually cutting their tax rate -- which is out of the question today -- you would still not be GIVING them anything, but only allowing them to keep more of what they have earned."......................................  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"Every step we take towards making the State the Caretaker of our lives,  by that much we move toward making the State our Master.".............................  DWIGHT  D.  EISENHOWER

 

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."....... ALEXANDER  HAMILTON

  

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY

  

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);   Jane Fonda;   Kanye  West

 

MORE STUFF:

 

I believe that you all know my feelings about "Earmarks" but when I got to looking at many of the so called "Earmarks" I realized that while some of them are not the wisest use of our tax dollars at least most every state gets some benefits insofar as jobs and manufacturing of goods.  Then I read a letter to the editor in the (Sub) Standard Times which pointed out that the total amount given out in foreign aid to countries who hate our guts far exceeds these "Earmarks".

 

Now I don't want any of you to think I have changed my opinion of "Earmarks" but perhaps we should look at some other areas a bit more carefully which give us very little or no return on our investment.  Also look at  our Federal Payroll for starters.

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There was also an editorial article regarding a Republican Texas State Senator who is pushing for legislation at the State level which would ban  "Straight Ticket" voting.  I have very seldom voted a "Straight Ticket" BUT I did this time.  Saved a bunch of time.  This Senator indicated that "Straight Ticket"  voting could result in a poor quality of candidates. 

 

I am a bit more concerned with people voting who are not American Citizens;   People voting more than once; People who are completely incompetent being able to cast a vote............  I believe we have a few voting problems here in the United States which far outstrip "Straight Ticket Voting".

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I was speaking with a local college student here in San Angelo who is attending classes here at Angelo State University.  He made the statement that he was a bit disappointed in American students who knew so little about their country's history.  Of course this has been a sore spot with me for a good while and shows that our present Government Education System leaves much to be desired.  This student is from South Korea (Republic of Korea). 

 

Several years ago in New Mexico we were friends with two Croatian girls who were attending class at New Mexico Junior College.  Now here were two young ladies who had been in the United States for less than two years.  They were both very good students and one of them worked part time as a tutor to American students.   What was her specialty subject in which she tutored?   American History.   I thought it a bit bizarre that a girl from Croatia and in our country for less than two years knew more about American History than did many American students.

 

But then again, what can you expect?   I listened to a news report the other day which said that the term "Homeless People" was no longer used in The People's Republic of San Francisco.   What is a group of these homeless people called now?   "Street Gatherings".  Small wonder that the State of California is broke and about to be "broker".

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I received some correspondence from a group of Marines in Afghanistan.  The said that our good allies, Pakistan, had shut off many of the routes by which our troops received supplies.  Looks to me like it is about time that the Pakistani government received a refresher course regarding a formula which might be of some interest to them:

 

Sand +  Heat =  Glass

 

Think on that awhile.

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Do not believe for one second that the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists are going to just lay down and play dead.  These people want us to feel guilty about being Americans and want us to vacate our position as the strongest super-power in the world to become a carbon of a failed European Socialist Society.  I have about as much use for the liberals in this country as a mime does with a megaphone.

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So my final thoughts today will go out to young men.  Here are some basic rules of life which if followed will guarantee you success:

 

1)  You can never own too many firearms

2)  You can never have too much fishing tackle

3)  You can never have too many pocket/hunting knives

4)  You can never own too many ice chests

5)  Always own at least one 4 wheel drive vehicle

6)  When you find a girl who likes The Three Stooges, MARRY  HER.

 

Later

 

JEM 



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December 1st, 2010  WHO / LEAKS

WEDNESDAY -  December 1,  2010

 

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters for Angry Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Jingoistic Gun Owners.

 

WHO:

 

For the past few weeks I have been listening to and watching Republicans discussing the 2012 Presidential Election.  There have been a number of possible Republican candidates being suggested by any number of people.  Of course some of the names suggested were the "Usual Suspects":

 

Mitt Romney

Sarah Palin

Newt Gingrich

Mike Huckabee

 

As I said, "The Usual Suspects".

 

Now I don't know about how everybody else feels, but at this particular point in our history, I do not propose to let The RNC, Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly or Greta Van Susteren or any other TV commentator or political pundit  make the choice for our next Republican hopeful.   It should be abundantly clear that these people have pretty much dropped the ball in the last election.  Let me explain why I have problems with these mentioned candidate hopefuls.

 

Mitt Romney, I believe is a pretty decent person.  But as Governor of Massachusetts he gave us some pretty strong indications that he was a big gun control advocate.  Also I believe that it was under his leadership that Massachusetts passed a State Healthcare Reform law which pretty much resembles socialized medicine.

 

Sarah Palin, while very energetic, I believe lacks the real experience and knowledge to lead our country.  To me she showed her inexperience in some of her interviews when she was hung out to dry by the likes of Katy Couric and a couple of other liberal media mutts.  Also I believe that she is more interested in her book sales and television career than she would be as the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet.   And I know that this description of our country is diametrically opposed to that of the world's most articulate and intelligent human.  I am sorry but someone who lets a total doof like Katy Couric come out on top in an oral confrontation is not ready to be President of the United States.

 

Newt Gingrich, talks a really good game but on several occasions here of late he has waffled on being completely honest in his real thoughts on Barack Obama.  Or conversely,  if he is not absolutely convinced that Barack Hussein Obama is pure socialist to the core, then I have a major problem with his judgment of people.  So he is either a poor judge of character OR he is not being truthful.  I have received a number of e-mails from people who live in his district and those people are not very complimentary about Newt.

 

Mike Huckabee is probably the best musician  of the "Usual Suspects" group but once again he has a bit of a problem in recognizing a pure socialist.  Also he appears to be more interested in his television career than he is in going 100% for conservative values.  In short, he gives me the appearance of being more politically correct than I believe necessary.

 

So what I am saying is, we have a little over a year in which to pick a real conservative to lead the Republican Party to victory over Barack Hussein Obama and his merry men.

 

Keep in mind, several of our TV analysts have in the past suggested that Colin Powell would be a great leader for the Conservative Cause.   Some of these folks also told us that Michael Steele would be a great choice to head the Republican National Committee.   Some of these jerks also tried at one time or another to convince us that Senator Joe Lieberman was at worst a "Moderate" but leaning toward "Conservatism" to which I politely say "horse crap".

 

I have one or two prospects in mind but I want to hear a little more from them before I make the same mistake the Colin Powell fans made. 

 

If the Republican Party drops the ball on this one then they are history in my books.

 

LEAKS:

 

Other than someone who has been in another galaxy for the past week or so I am sure that we have all  been bombarded with the "Wikileaks"  scandal.  I have heard so much from so many sources that I am still not sure exactly how all this was done BUT I do have this question:

 

How intelligent are people who believe that e-mail and Internet communications are totally secure?  Just look back at all of the ultra-stupid public officials who have been caught up short while sending love messages to their secretaries or some other squawk.

 

And what is really rich is that the sender and the receiver both say that they deleted the message, so how could it have been retrieved?   I have some serious questions about not only our elected officials but on government appointees as well.

 

And at what point in time did we, as a nation, begin to put all that much faith in DIPLOMATS?

 

That's like saying you trust the UN.

 

Now I am not sure exactly what all type of information has been released in this Wikileaks fiasco but some of the stuff I have heard appears to be dangerous in nature while some of it is almost comical.

 

I do know this though,  if we are depending upon our Attorney General's office to do what is right then I believe we have a rather long wait.

 

I can remember a time in our history when people were actually tried and convicted for treason for leaking information which could harm our country.  But to me the absolute worst offenders in leaking out information which would better be kept secret, is our own Congress.   I cannot imagine putting any trust in House or Senate members to keep their mouths shut when leaking a piece of information to the press could aid those elected jerks in their re-election efforts.

 

Why Jim, you sound almost like you have no faith in our elected officials.  OK let me remove all doubt from your minds............ I TRUST  NONE  OF  THEM and am ready to see some more wholesale changes in both the House and Senate.

 

If these people whom we have just put in the House and Senate do not do the right thing, I say we dump 'em ASAP.  

 

 PRAYER LIST:

 

 Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin.  LCDR Jeff Palmer - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;  Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY;     John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military;  "DARKHORSE"  3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families. 

  

QUOTES:

 

On the Bush Tax Cuts extensions:

 

"The fact that this decision has been left until late in the eleventh hour, even though the expiration date has been known for years, tells us a lot about the utter irresponsibility of Congress."........... THOMAS  SOWELL

 

On trying terrorists in civilian courts:

 

"The rules of criminal justice in American courts were not designed for trying terrorists.  For one thing revealing the evidence against them can  reveal how our intelligence  services got wind of them in the first place, and thereby endanger the lives of people who helped us nab them.........Not many people in other countries, or perhaps in this country are going to help us stop terrorists if their role is revealed and their families exposed to revenge by the terrorist's bloodthirsty comrades."..........................  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."............................  THOMAS  JEFFERSON

  

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY

  

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);   Jane Fonda;   Kanye  West

 

MORE STUFF:

 

I don't know about the rest of you but I am growing a bit weary of having some squawk who has an ass as wide as a Dodge diesel pickup and growing wider by the day, tell me what and how much I should be eating in order to maintain good health according to her standards.  We are dangerously close to having Michelle (Hussein) Obama forcing her eating standards on our entire country.  Now I am not speaking of her eating standards insofar as what and how much she consumes.  I am speaking of the amount and flavor of what she thinks we deserve.   Perhaps Barack can put up with that crap but I cannot nor will not.

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Last week when we were returning from Hobbs, New Mexico I was getting sleepy and my wife offered to drive and I took her up on it.  We stopped in Sterling City, Texas where she took over and I settled down in the passenger seat to listen to my CD and perhaps take a short nap.  We had gone about 5 miles South of Sterling City when a HUGE  whitetail buck, at least 10 points stepped out on the highway.  My wife did not have time to even touch her brakes or dodge the deer.  Fortunately for us he stopped dead still and his nose was about six inches from my window as we shot past him.  I was able to observe a look of fear on his face.   But it all worked out since he was able to view the expression of stark terror on my face.

 

Yesterday morning prior to daylight I was headed from San Angelo back to Hobbs, New Mexico.   At almost the exact same spot but on the opposite side of the road a smaller buck stepped out in front of my vehicle but I saw him in time and was able to apply my brakes and turn slightly to my right and missed him.  Needless to say that upon my return trip last evening I slowed way down at that point in my trip.  There is about a 4 or 5 mile stretch on U.S. Highway 87 just South of Sterling City where deer on the road are rather common.

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I am on several mailing  lists but one of my absolute favorite publications that I receive  is the Fort  Concho Dispatch.  Prior to the town of San Angelo even being an actual town Fort Concho was built along a route from I believe San Antonio to El Paso.  The U.S. Army built this fort in 1867 to protect the settlers and travelers from the Comanche Indians who frequented that part of Texas and were not always totally friendly toward Americans.

 

In 1935 Fort Concho re-opened as a tourist attraction and there are many activities which take place there.

 

The Fort Concho Dispatch has lots of historical information regarding not only the fort but the U.S. Army during the 1800s as well as articles on firearms;  various regiments;  various soldiers and recipes  for different dishes.  Each month they print out a historical fact regarding an occurrence on each day at some point in time in the history of our country. 

 

Of course they have a museum at the fort as well as various activities throughout the year.  My wife and I will work there next Saturday during the Christmas at Old Fort Concho.  There are many people dressed in the old U.S. Cavalry uniforms as well as civilian dress of the 1800s.   It is really pretty cool.  Of course we will be working one of the concession stands which does not require us being in any type of costume.  But lots of people will be dressed as buffalo hunters;  trappers;  cowboys;  Indians;  etc... 

 

I learned last year to be alert since each hour they fire off the old cannon and that baby will have you bumping into walls if you are not expecting it.

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My reason for being in Hobbs, New Mexico yesterday was to attend a ceremony in which my friend Tony Knott was being honored by having one of the new administrative buildings belonging to the State of New Mexico being named in his honor.  I thought it was a really nice gesture and it gave me an opportunity to visit with Tony's family as well as some other old friends.

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KEEP  ON  'EM and DON'T   BE  FOOLED  BY  THEM  EVER  AGAIN.

 

And if I have to explain who I mean then you must be in need of a Former Drill Instructor as a Therapist. 

 

JEM

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November 24th, 2010 LAZY / TRIAL / GREEN


November 18th, 2010 SAD / INCOMPETENCE

Greetings from one really fed up West Texan who is a member of The Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Jingoistic Southwest Supporters For PROFILING Over Intrusive Searches By Incompetent Airline Screeners.
 
SAD:
 
I must tell you all that yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life.  I was honored to be a pall bearer at the burial of one of my all time greatest friends, Tony Knott of Hobbs, New Mexico.   Tony's life here on earth ended last Friday when cancer finally overcame a fine young man's ability to fight it.  Perhaps I should say that Tony was more than my friend, he was like a son to me for the last 37 years.   I wrote a couple of weeks back about our relationship and so I can truthfully say that his death has hit me really hard.
 
Of course even though Tony's passing hit me really hard, I was most pleased that so many came to the service to honor this fine young man.  One of our friends rode his motorcycle from California to attend the services. 
 
I had the good fortune to visit with Tony at his home in early October and of course he was very forthcoming about his coming death and was able to speak of it way better than most of his friends.   But I had to hand it to him, in his final days he thought more about his family and friends than he did himself and to me that speaks most highly about his character.
 
A slide presentation about his life preceded comments made by a friend and co-worker for many years.  When Tony and I visited he told me about how he knew that neither his long time friend and team-mate Flint Knight nor I would be able to get through speaking and he chose Donnie Smith to handle the job, which I must say he did masterfully.   I thought a couple of times he would break down but he toughed it out and did a superb job.
 
To  show you the kind of effect Tony Knott had on his friends, two of them hand made a beautiful oak and walnut casket in which he was laid to rest.  Tony told me that this was being done and he jokingly requested that it be lined with lead so that we (his friends who were pall bearers) would have to work hard to plant him.
 
Privately he discussed some things with me which I will not divulge but when I think of our conversation I still get choked up.
 
A world without Tony Knott will not be quite the same and sure won't  be nearly as enjoyable.   I will think of him each and every day that I have left on this earth.
 
 PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military and for those returning Military Veterans who have been wounded and those who are experiencing other disorders.
 
QUOTES:
 
"Another deficit reduction commission has now made its recommendations.  My own recommendation for dealing with deficits would include stopping the appointment of deficit reduction commissions.".................... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"People behave  differently when tax rates are high as compared to when they are low.  With low tax rates, they take their money out of tax shelters and put it to work in the economy, benefitting themselves, the economy and government, which collects more taxes because incomes rise."..............................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"It is working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the states, and the government of all be consolidated into one.".............................................................THOMAS JEFFERSON, On the Federal Judiciary
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
  
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News)
 
INCOMPETENCE:
 
Where do I begin?  OK, let's start out with the recent trial of the terrorist.  The Obama administration in general and Attorney General Eric Holder in particular have shown that they have no clue on how to deal with terrorists.  They seem far more interested in making sure that these terrorists, whose entire focus is on killing American "non-believers", receive Constitutional Rights and protections afforded to civilian criminals.  As stated earlier, this past six days have been pretty tough on me and I must admit that I have not been paying as close attention to the national and world news as I normally do.  But this latest "Civilian Trial" where Ahmed Ghailani was convicted of Conspiracy To Destroy U.S. Property and was ACQUITTED on more than 280 other counts including 224 counts of MURDER.  So I guess what these jurors are telling us is that the 2 U.S. Embassies were more important and valuable than the lives of the 224 people who were MURDERED.   So what I am saying is that this jury was more than likely composed of INCOMPETENTS and the prosecution was more than likely in the hands of an INCOMPETENT U.S. Attorney's Office.  God help us.
 
On the subject of INCOMPETENCE, let me just mention; Airport Security and the explanation and assurances given us by Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano.   Need I say more?  JANET INCOMPETOLITANO.  When I listen to this worthless squack assure us all that her department has a firm grasp on border security and further assure us that the radiation to which airline passengers are exposed is absolutely harmless I have but to remember that as Governor of Arizona;  Phoenix was a Sanctuary City and Janet did everything possible to make Arizona a Sanctuary State;  Janet assured us that the Mexican Border was under closer and more rigid supervision than it has ever been;  She has been a vocal critic of the Arizona Immigration Law.
 
OK.  How about this latest video fiasco where there appeared to be a missile shot off the West Coast which was captured on video.  Now I am certainly no expert on missile shots, although I have observed at least 3 missiles bring down drones at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.  All I can say is that the trail left by the missiles which I observed could certainly not be confused with a vapor trail left by an aircraft, which I have also observed pretty well every clear day of my adult life.  But what I put most of my faith in is the observations and of experienced Air Force retirees.  I am sure that many of you have received a copy of a letter written by a certain retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General who has actually served  as a Director at NORAD.  This man possesses knowledge of the normal procedures with an incident such as this and mentioned several other possibilities other than a vapor trail left by an aircraft.  The General points out that, " It is time to elect a President and a Congress who will put country above self, and defend our great nation against all enemies, foreign or domestic, and above all be honest with the people  who honored them with election to high office."
 
This man does not write articles ore make statements without having the facts and checking them out.  I don't think I have ever heard him make a statement or write an article with which I was not in full agreement.
 
We need more retired military leaders to step up to the plate, and I don't mean military retirees  like General Wesley Clark who obviously has political ambitions in mind.
 
OK.  How is this for INCOMPETENCE?   Headlines in today's issue of the (Sub) Standard times.  "HOUSE  DEMOCRATS  KEEP  NANCY  PELOSI  AS  LEADER".
To me this is sort of like saying that the Progressives/Socialists in our country have retained the services of a group of giant squirrels  to guard their pecan orchard. (OK, for those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, pecans are a favorite food for squirrels).  If  these Democrat boobs don't realize that Nancy Pelosi is one of, if not the main reasons for the ass kicking which their party received in the recent elections.   The Republicans gained control of the House;  picked up 6 Senate seats; and several Governor's positions.
 
Finally, and I will bring back an old award given on "Rowen and Martin's Laugh-In";  The Flying-Fickle-Finger-Of-Fate Award this week to the Deficit Reduction Commission.  Only my version of the award uses the single middle finger.  Just exactly at what point in time did any of these appointed commissions do one damn bit of good?   Remember the Warren Commission?   This commission which had as their Chairman, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren were the keen eyed group of investigators who finally decided that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  And of course these investigative geniuses did not view the one film which actually gave the best view of the President at the moment of his murder. 
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Last week I wrote about a young man who plays football for the Paint Rock Indians who rushed for 621 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw 4 touchdown passes in their final game before the playoffs.  This had them finish their season at 10 - 0.
 
Last Saturday evening I accompanied a friend to Robert Lee, Texas where Paint Rock was playing Loraine for the bi-district championship.   The game was tied 44-44 at the half.   Loraine had a pretty salty team also but a couple of their touchdowns had come from returning  interceptions for scores.  In the third quarter, Loraine took the lead and Paint Rock, thanks to young Mr. Diaz scored a touchdown to pull within 2 points.  Paint Rock decided to go for the one point conversion.  (In Six-Man Football, a run or pass for the PAT is a 1 point extra point.  An extra point which is kicked counts as a two point extra point.)   So who do they give it to for the extra point?   That's right, Tony Diaz.   Diaz scored but was slow getting up and hobbled off the field with a knee injury.   He never returned to the game as he was unable to put any weight on his right knee.  Paint Rock lost the game 70 - 64.  I felt sorry for those kids as they had really been exceptional.  Oh, prior to going out with a knee injury I believe Tony Diaz scored several touchdowns from scrimmage and returned one kickoff for a touchdown.  Without Tony Diaz, the Paint Rock Indians are a good football team,  with Tony Diaz they are a great football team.
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As if this week had not been tough enough, after we returned home last night late, I did not mess with the computer.  This morning I got up to go to coffee and I received a text message that an old friend, Otis Cable, had passed away this morning.  Otis was a retired Houston Police Detective and had been dealing in real estate since his retirement. 
 
Otis and I went through the Houston Police Academy together in 1958.  I had actually known him since I was about 12 years old.  He was a couple of years older than me and at age 12 a 14 year old is "One of the big kids".  But we did become close friends in the Academy and he was a good guy.
 
I sure hope not to receive any more death notices for awhile.   Losing old friends is plenty tough.
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Later
 
JEM

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November 10th, 2010 MARINES / GUARD / RECORD

Greetings from Gun Ownin' SUV Drivin' Jingoistic Angry Conspiratorial Mob Members.
 
This morning when I woke up, I immediately thought of two songs;   The first was Happy Birthday in honor of the United States Marine Corps;   The second was "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" to celebrate the demise of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
 
MARINES:
 
I received a number of reminders of today being the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps but I thought I could not say it any better than the following quoted order:
 
Marine Corps Order No. 47 (Series 1921)
 
HEADQUARTERS
 
U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921
 
The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, an hereafter on the 10th of November of every year.   Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.
 
On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress.  Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine".  In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
 
The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history.  During 90 of the 145 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes.  From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
 
In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
 
The high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps.   With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.
 
JOHN A LEJUNE,
Major General
Commandant
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So from a grateful American ..... HAPPY  BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.
 
GUARD:
 
Since the national and state elections on November 2, 2010, I have been keeping a close eye on some of our elected officials.  Of course as expected many of the Democrats/Progressives still do not realize how the were defeated so convincingly at the polls.  The idiot Presidential Press Secretary said that the Obama administration had not detected any particular message sent out by the sweeping Republican take over of the House of Representatives and the six seat gain in the U.S. Senate.
 
It has not appeared to strike the world's most articulate and intelligent human as yet that the majority of Americans are fed up with his brand of lies and false promises.
 
Quite the contrary, they are still willing to believe, or should I more correctly say, attempting to get us to believe that this whole mess is still a reflection on the previous Bush administration.
 
But what concerns me even more is some of the crap coming out of the mouths of many of the Republicans who seem to have rather short memories regarding how they, as a minority party, were treated when the Progressives had a clear majority in the House and the Senate.
 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made a variety of statements.... one of them being that he is willing to work with President Obama on extending tax cuts on people earning $250 thousand and above.  Then I saw one video clip of McConnell talking about one of his main objectives was to see that President Obama was not re-elected in 2012.  I am in agreement with him there.
 
Then I turn on the O'Reilly Factor and O'Reilly was speaking with a lady who was an elected Republican official, I don't recall whether it was from the Senate of House.  O'Reilly revealed McConnell's statement about doing everything possible to see that Obama was not re-elected in 2012 and asked this lady if she was in agreement.  Of course this woman did not want to answer the question and kept giving some stock generic answer as to wanting to work on creating jobs and all of the usual feel good stuff.
 
I have been becoming a bit skeptical if many of these so called CONSERVATIVES are as conservative as the pretend to be.  And while I might not be all that high on Mitch McConnell and the way he does business, I am sure in agreement that every elected national official who claims to be conservative should do everything possible to see that Barack Hussein Obama is a one term President.
 
I spoke last week about COMPROMISE and received several letters advising me that compromise was present even during the drafting of our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.   But keep in mind that this was done between honorable men.  And I will most assuredly agree that compromise was present and it is not the idea of compromise that gets me on TILT nearly as much as placing any trust at all in the likes of Barney Frank;  Nancy Pelosi;  Barbara Boxer;  John Kerry;  Maxine Waters;  Charles Rangel;  Bobby  Rush;  Henry Waxman;  Democrats all but also must include putting faith in RINOs like John McCain;  Lindsey Graham;  Olympia Snowe and other Republicans whom I do not trust.

The point I want to make is that we should be on GUARD against pissing off another majority in the House of Representatives by selling out our conservative principles under the guise of COMPROMISE.
 
If you know of legislation which if passed would be harmful to our well being, write;  call;  e-mail your Senators and Representatives and do not request that they not support something.  DEMAND that they vote against it and do not be afraid to let them know that your memory is long and that should they choose to ignore your demands then you will do everything in your power to see that this is their LAST  TERM.
 
REMAIN  VIGILANT  AND  NEVER  TRUST THEM 100%.   WATCH  THEM AND BE FOREVER  ON  GUARD.
 
RECORD:
 
It seems as if every week in West Texas some high school or player will break some long standing football record.  And I have told you about several young men who are playing for various West Texas programs who are turning in some really  outstanding performances.   I guess this is really noticeable since many of our Texas Universities are playing like the commercial says, like "Betty White".
 
About 40 miles East of San Angelo, Texas where County Rd. 380 meets U.S. Highway 83 is located the town of Paint Rock, Texas.   Paint Rock is a small town and is the home of the undefeated Paint Rock Indians.  And being a very small community, Paint Rock High School fields a Texas Six Man football squad.  Last week end Paint Rock played Novice for the District Championship and the result was a scoring record for the State of Texas with the combined points scored by both teams totaling 221 points with Paint rock winning 112 to 109.  Now that is remarkable BUT that is not the real story.  The real story concerns a running back for the Paint Rock Indians, young Mr. Tony Diaz.   Tony Diaz tips the scales at somewhere around 150 pounds.  All he did last Friday night was rush for 621 yards;  rushed for 12 touchdowns and  threw four touchdown passes.  So for those of you residing in The People's Republic of San Francisco, that means that he had a hand in all 16 touchdowns scored by the Paint Rock Indians.
 
I have not personally viewed young Mr. Diaz but I intend to remedy that during the playoffs which begin this coming week end.   I have seen some film of this young man and he not only is able to outrun daylight, he has some really nifty moves AND on defense will light you up.  He is just a typical tough West Texas kid who might not catch the eyes of the big Division I colleges but has sure caught the eyes of every Six Man Football Coach in the state. 
 
In our area other than the Paint Rock Indians we also boast of another undefeated Six Man team, the Water Valley Wildcats.  And also a little further away we have the Richland Springs Coyotes,  the Garden City Bearkats, and the Throckmorton Greyhounds.   Lots of good playoff teams.
 
 PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military and of course all Veterans.
 
QUOTES:
 
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.  But, under the name of 'liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened..... I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.  The DEMOCRAT  PARTY has adopted our platform."......NORMAN  THOMAS - 1944-Socialist Party Presidential Candidate
 
"Whenever the party that controls the White House does not also control Capitol Hill, political pundits worry that there will be gridlock in Washington, so that the government cannot solve the nation's problems........Almost never is that fear based on what actually happens when there was divided government, compared to what happens when one party has a monopoly of both legislative and executive branches."... THOMAS SOWELL
 
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.".......  JAMES  MADISON 
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
  
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Jerry Brown;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News)
 
MORE STUFF:
 
Yesterday I flipped the channel onto FOX News and Bill O'Reilly was interviewing present Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.  I say present since he will be replaced by Republican Tom Corbett in January of 2011.
 
The topic of discussion between O'Reilly and the outgoing Pennsylvania was of all things "Waterboarding".  Perhaps  I am mistaken  but I thought all this was like Fat Teddy's car,  water under the bridge.  Then of course O'Reilly had to point out the difference between heavy handed interrogation techniques in order to save American lives, and the brutality of Abu Ghraib which is certainly a current topic.
 
And of course after that mutt Rendell left, O'Reilly had to remind us that Rendell was a "Stand Up Guy" for coming on the program.  O'Reilly's "Stand Up Guy" line is wearing about as thin with me as "Looking Out After The Folks".   So if it is all the same to you Mr. O'Reilly I request to be dropped from your dependent list and I will continue to look our after myself.
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I was listening to the Glenn Beck Show on the radio a couple of mornings back and I happened to catch him speaking of an old Rudyard Kipling poem.  The title of the poem is "The Gods of the Copybook Headings".   I remembered having read this particular poem in the past and while I thought it was  pretty interesting, I had never stopped to think about  the meaning of this Kipling piece.
 
Rudyard Kipling is one of my all time favorite Authors/Poets and I have a number of books;  novels/short stories/poetry by Mr. Kipling  He wrote storied and poems about times and places in history with which I am fascinated.
 
So I came home and immediately went to some of my Kipling  and of course prior to anything else I read two of my absolute all time favorite poems;  Gunga Din and Fuzzy Wuzzy which were both about the British Army and some of their epic battles.
 
Then I  located "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and read it several times and it finally sunk in on me what Mr. Kipling was attempting to tell the world shortly after his son was killed in World War I.  There were a couple of verses which really caught my eye:
 
"When the Cambrian measures were forming, they promised perpetual peace.
They swore, IF WE GAVE THEM OUR WEAPONS, THAT THE WARS OF THE TRIBES WOULD CEASE.
But when we disarmed they sold us, and delivered us bound to our foe.
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: Stick to the Devil you know."
 
"In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised ABUNDANCE  FOR  ALL,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said:  If you don't work you die."
 
These two verses I thought were pretty much speaking to us today.  As I understand it, in the old British education system a Copybook was a workbook given to students and at the top of each page was either a Proverb or a true statement and the student was to repeatedly write this Proverb or true statement in order to improve penmanship and spelling.   The Copybook Headings were fairly short and simple and easy to understand.  And experts have determined that Kipling was telling us several things in this poem:
 
1) The human condition repeats and ends each time with war
2) The further people get from common sense, the closer to the tipping point where common sense will reassert itself.  That the process is not a peaceful one but rather a violent one
3) More specifically, it is saying that human condition is given to false gods - The Gods of the Market Place (a wholistic combination of government and business in league with each other).  Sooner or later, after people realize that these gods cannot produce what they need and, indeed, when these false gods fail, common sense (The Gods of the Copybook Headings) reasserts itself.  Violence ensues.
 
Does it appear that just perhaps our government is attempting to take over all the large private industries (auto, banking, insurance, housing) and that our society has drifted just about as far away from common sense as we have ever seen?  Look back through history;   Are we headed down the same road as the Roman Empire?  Has Europe just about done their selves totally in?  Have all the great empires preceding us gone down the road of total separation from what made them great?
 
Just something to think about.
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I know that none of you will forget that TOMORROW - November 11th is VETERAN'S  DAY.  Please remember all our Veterans in your prayers.
 
Also in 9 days here in San Angelo we will have a parade to honor some Military Personnel who have been wounded and have had to undergo some extensive treatment.  Many of them are amputees and some have been burned seriously.   Several local ranchers in the San Angelo area take about 20 of these wounded men on an annual "Hunt For Heroes".  They are furnished scoped rifles which they get to keep and are taken for a week end white tail deer hunt and fishing trip.  Of  course all the meat processing and any taxidermy work is also thrown in.
 
We have been attending the parade for these wounded heroes  for the past several years and I will never miss one as long as I am physically able.  It is one of the really great things done for our Military by some local folks.
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Along those same lines I went to the post office this morning and mailed off five boxes of gifts and useful items to some Marines in Afghanistan and also sent boxes of items to an Army Chaplain who will dispense the items to some people at their base also in Afghanistan.  My wife and I have been doing this for the past four or five years and when we receive e-mails and letters from these brave warriors I really feel like we have done something which is helpful to those brave men and women.
 
One of the items which has been requested by some relatives of one of the recipients is boxes of blank Christmas Cards.  I never stopped to think about it being impossible to purchase Christmas Cards in a Muslim country.  So I loaded a couple of boxes with them so that those men and women can send their families Christmas Cards.  It is funny how something that simple completely slips your mind.
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Oh, before I forget, congratulations to the Fightin'  Texas  Aggies on their performance last week end against the University of Oklahoma.
 
See y'all next week.
 
JEM

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November 3rd, 2010  ELECTIONS / THOUGHTS

WEDNESDAY -  November 3,  2010
 
Greetings once again from the Angry West Texas Gun Totin' SUV Drivin' Carbon Footprint  Leavin' Jingoistic Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Enemies Of Socialism.
 
ELECTION:
 
Well this election finally came to an end.   The taped telephone political ads, however have NOT.   I got one earlier today.  Needless to say that I was less than happy about it.   I got one of these taped telephone calls from the office of Texas Senator John Cornyn a few weeks back and since Senator Cornyn was not running for re-election this year I was the least little bit put out about it.  So I wrote a fairly lengthy e-mail to the good Senator's office expressing my unhappiness at receiving these types of telephone messages.  I did get a reply from his office apologizing for any inconvenience they had caused.  Of course, I am sure that this will not occur in the future.
 
I even got one of these calls from the Bill White campaign.   I just thought I was pissed at the one from Cornyn's office.  Anyway the election is over and it appears as if the Republicans have taken back a pretty solid majority in the House of Representatives.  I have heard that it might be a couple of days before we know the results of some of the elections.
 
And it appears as if the Republicans have chipped into the majority held by the Democrats/Socialists in the Senate.  Insofar at the Governor's races, it appears that the Republican Party has made some significant progress there.  This will be important, particularly in Texas as there will surely be some re-districting here .
 
With this being said, now is not the time to sit around and gloat over winning the House.   Now is not the time to feel smug about making significant gains in the Senate.   Now is not the time to feel comfortable with the gains in the State Governor's races.
 
NOW  IS  THE  TIME  TO  LET  ALL  OF  THESE  NEWLY  ELECTED,  AND  INCUMBENT,  REPRESENTATIVES  AND  SENATORS KNOW THAT  WE  THE  PEOPLE  ARE  WAY  PAST  TIRED  OF  THE  WAY  OUR  GOVERNMENT  HAS  BEEN  RUN  FOR THE PAST  SEVERAL  YEARS.    And yes, I am including the last couple of years of the George W. Bush administration.   We cannot allow  these  elected  officials  to  spend funds in a careless manner nor will we  sit  idly by while they go back to "Business As  Usual".   We must send them ALL a message that this is just the beginning of the taxpayers of this country exercising their Constitutional Rights and DEMANDING that the elected officials DO  WHAT  IS  RIGHT   rather than what is politically expedient.    NO  MORE  EARMARKS.
 
Also, let me say a quick word about reaching across the aisle to cooperate and work with the Democrats/Socialists/Liberals/Progressives.  To these people cooperative effort means that you give up some important points while they give up NOTHING.  I heard Juan Williams whining that since there was no more Democrat super majority in the Senate that we may be looking at GRIDLOCK.   Well let me say right now that I will take a little GRIDLOCK over the crap the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists have been shoving through over the past few years.   Give me GRIDLOCK over OBAMA CARE.   I choose GRIDLOCK over almost every piece of legislation being considered which is  part of the Obama agenda.  In short I will take GRIDLOCK  over COMPROMISE.
People wish to COMPROMISE when they are in a position of weakness.  Look back and see just how successful COMPROMISE has been.  It gave is the McCain/Feingold Comprehensive Campaign Finance bill.  HEY!   Looks like Russ Feingold is no longer in a position to reach across the aisle and work cooperatively with his Republican counterpart.  He got his ass kicked last night and is OUT.
 
But we must keep this in mind above all else:
 
DO  NOT  TRUST  THESE  ELECTED  OFFICIALS  TO  DO  WHAT  IS  RIGHT  ON  THEIR  OWN INITIATIVE.    HOLD  THEIR  FEET  TO  THE  FIRE  AND  IF  THEY  DO  NOT  DO  WHAT IS  RIGHT,  REPLACE  THEM  AT  THE EARLIEST  POSSIBLE  MOMENT. 

We have sat back long enough and trusted elected officials to look  out  after  our  best interests.   NO  MAS!!!!  Watch them all like  hawks.  Demand that they  follow  Constitutional guidelines  when  considering  legislation.   DEMAND that they do everything within their power to repeal the bad laws which have been passed by their predecessors.
 
We have at the present time a charlatan as President of the United States.  Unless he does something really stupid (which is entirely possible) we have to put up with his Chicago Mob politics for 2 more years.  Let is begin RIGHT  NOW  to  work on more House and Senate seats AND let us get a really good candidate to run for President in 2012.   No more RINOs.
 
DO  NOT  SIT  BACK  AND  BASK  IN  THE  SUNLIGHT  OF  THIS  VICTORY.   START  WORKING  ON  2012  TODAY.   GET  RID  OF  MICHAEL  STEELE AS  CHAIRMAN  OF  THE  NATIONAL  REPUBLICAN  COMMITTEE.   RECOGNIZE  THAT  THE  TEA  PARTY  PEOPLE  ARE  STAUNCH  CONSERVATIVES  AND  ARE  A  MAJOR  PART  OF  THE  CONSERVATIVE  MOVEMENT.   RETURN  THE  REPUBLICAN  PARTY  TO  ITS  CONSERVATIVE  ROOTS.   AND  ABOVE  ALL  KEEP  YOUR  EYES  ON   YOUR  ELECTED  REPRESENTATIVES  AND  SENATORS  AS WELL  AS  JUDGES  AND  OTHER  STATE  AND  LOCAL  OFFICES.    
 
WE  CANNOT  AND  MUST  NOT   ALLOW   THESE  SOCIALISTS/PROGRESSIVES TO  CONTROL  US  EVER  AGAIN.
 
THOUGHTS:
 
I am sure that  you will notice  that Bill O'Reilly is back on the VARMINT'S List again.   I don't see him being removed and must believe that he is a permanent fixture there.  Last Wednesday evening I was watching his program and he once again stood up for Barack Hussein Obama and made the statement that he thought the Obama administration was doing a very good job in the area of Counter Terrorism and that he did not believe that Obama had any ulterior motives regarding his policies and that he thought that Obama honestly believed in the policies and program his administration was pushing.
 
OK, let's examine that line of reasoning for a moment:
 
I am sure that Joseph Stalin BELIEVED in his policies
I am sure that Fidel Castro BELIEVED in his policies
I am sure that Jimmy Carter BELIEVED in his policies
I am sure that Idi Amin BELIEVED in his policies
I am sure that George Armstrong Custer BELIEVED in his decision to split his command
 
We can look back in history and find many examples of people who believed what they were doing was right BUT I also believe that what they believed was right was not necessarily RIGHT  FOR  ANYONE  BUT  THEMSELVES.   Keep in mind that George Armstrong Custer had political ambitions in mind and had his tactic worked he would more than likely have been a presidential candidate.  And while his tactic had worked in the past, Custer never stopped to think that the mythical guy who painted the mythical picture of the fish with the halo and so on.......... known as "Custer's Last  Thought"......  was absolutely right.
 
All of those people mentioned above were more interested in self promotion and absolute power than they were with anything else.

So if it's OK with Mr. O'Reilly I will disagree with him regarding the world's most intelligent and articulate human.  And again let me say that he might be "Just looking out for the folks"  but his main job is "Just looking out for Bill O'Reilly".   
 
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser,  Bob Wallman  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Therese Skaggs - NE;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"For all its sweeping and scary provisions, Obama Care is not nearly as important as the way it was passed.  If legislation can become laws passed without either the public or the Congress knowing what is in those laws, then the fundamental principle of a free, self-governing people is completely undermined."....................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Other actions and proposals by this administration likewise represent moves in the direction of arbitrary rule, worth of a banana republic, with only a mocking faηade of freedom."...........THOMAS  SOWELL
 
On  the rule of the British over the American Colonies;
 
"As the government stands, I despise and abhor it.   I speak as one poor individual -- but when I speak, I speak the language of thousands.  If I am asked what it is to be done when a people feel themselves intolerably oppressed, my answer is to overturn the government."... PATRICK  HENRY
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?   Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."...........  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;  Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News)
 
MORE  THOUGHTS:
 
Once again this week in the local (Sub) Standard Times a local Democrat/Progressive wrote in a letter to the editor which was aimed at making the local Republican party seem like they were into re-writing or ignoring history and as he said "resurrecting the key issue of voter photo ID" as being an issue "Key only to Republicans who wished to prevent minority citizens from voting".
 
One must almost think that this Progressive boob has a brain about the size of a marble but twice as smooth.  (Now for those of you presently residing in The People's Republic of San Francisco, get someone to explain to you about the human brain).  I do not know of any Republican who wishes to prevent any United States citizen, minority or otherwise, from voting.

But what many of us have a problem with is that many people who ARE  NOT  UNITED  STATES  CITIZENS have obtained voter registration cards through fraudulent means.  And I must once again ask Liberals/Progressives why they have an aversion to having someone prove their identity when registering to vote?  The only reason I can come up with is that the Progressives/Liberals/Socialists want to use any means at hand including illegal means to control the results of an election.
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This past week we have been  subjected to the further trials and tribulations of Charlie Sheen.  Now I am sure that some of you may watch his popular television show Two And-A-Half Men.   I do not watch this program and since it stars Charlie Sheen I think it would be more appropriately named:  One Huge Turd And One -And-One-Half Other Guys.
 
It has come to pass that I have less use for Charlie Sheen than I do his father, Martin Sheen.  Both of them appear to be politically ignorant on practically every major issue.  Of course Charlie Sheen is one of the believers that 9/11 and the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and I am sure that Charlie Sheen is well versed in structural engineering as well as explosives and aerodynamics.  Then again he could be talking out his backside.  Anyway, Charlie Sheen appears to be a complete doof and his opinions on matters of great importance in my rating system rank somewhere in between horse manure and mop water.
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As many of you have probably gathered, since I use his "Give me liberty or give me death" quote every week, that I am a pretty  big fan of some of our founding fathers in general and of Patrick Henry in particular.   There has been a new book published about the life of Patrick Henry which was to be released this first week in November.   The title is  "Lion Of Liberty"  and appears to be something which I will enjoy.  I have a copy on order and hope to get it in within a couple of weeks.   In a little article I read about the book it goes into a bit of the personal life of Patrick Henry and that he fathered 18 children which lead his friends to joke that Henry, not Washington was the real "Father Of Our Country".  The article went on to say that Patrick Henry VEHEMENTLY  OPPOSED  BIG  NATIONAL  GOVERNMENT.  Under British and American rule he sought to create an amicable confederation of independent sovereign states in America and proposed that each state be free to govern itself as it saw fit, but willing to unite with its neighbors in defense against a common enemy.  SOUNDS  LIKE  WE  NEED  SOMEONE  LIKE  HIM  TODAY.
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Also regarding the Juan Williams firing by NPR, isn't it funny that most of the people who came to Juan Williams' defense were more conservative in their views than Juan.  Where were the ACLU and the NAACP and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the Congressional Black Caucus?  Conspicuous by their silence.
 
Anyway, for all practical purposes the elections suited me pretty well.   I am still disappointed in Nevada for electing that turd Harry Reid back to the Senate.   But the State of Pennsylvania did pretty darn good as did Wisconsin and Florida.
 
Later

JEM  
 


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October 27th, 2010  ENEMIES / 4046 / FRIENDS

Greetings from the Headquarters Of Angry TEA  Party Goin' SUV Drivin' Gun Ownin' Jingoistic Angry Conservatives.
 
ENEMIES:
 
Do you find it just a little tough to understand how it is that The President of the United States has a really tough time calling:   Iran;  Radical Muslims;  The Taliban;  Hugo Chavez and a whole list of others who wish harm to come to our country, ENEMIES?
 
Yet in an interview with a Spanish Speaking radio station he had no problem in urging people of Latino  heritage to get out and vote in order to "Punish your ENEMIES".  And of course the "ENEMIES" to whom he was referring is us.   It is anyone who does not agree with the policies and behavior of the Obama administration.   It is anyone who does not go along with illegal aliens entering our country and being granted benefits by our government.  It is anyone who has the audacity to have a thought which is different from the world's most articulate and intelligent human.   
 
I can remember prior to his election when his wife made the statement that this was the first time in her adult life when she was really proud of her country.   So conversely I can truthfully that I am completely ashamed that we have someone who holds the office of President of the United States who can refer to a large part of American society as "THE  ENEMY".
 
I have never liked Barack Hussein Obama.  I have never respected Barack Hussein Obama.  I have never believed Barack Hussein Obama.   But I do believe that he views us as THE ENEMY.
 
So next Tuesday at the polls, he needs to learn just how powerful THE ENEMY is.  I am urging all of you to make sure you and everyone you know gets out and votes to change the face of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.  It is our only hope to hold this turd, who presently occupies the White House, in check .  

Then after that we need to closely monitor (That means hold feet to fire) those who occupy jobs in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
 
Let us show  the Liberals/Progressives/Socialists just how formidable "The ENEMY" is and just how many of us there really are.
 
H.R. 4646:
 
I am sure that most if not all of you have received e-mails and information regarding H.R. 4646  the title of which is the DEBT  FREE  AMERICA  ACT.  Of  course the first thing you should notice is that this piece-o-crap legislation is sponsored by REPRESENTATIVE  CHAKA  FATTAH, who is a Democrat (surprise) from Pennsylvania. 
 
The bill is some 17 pages in length and the part of the legislation which seems to have most of us upset is Sec. 4503 - IMPOSITION OF TRANSACTION  FEE.  This is explained in the bill as:  section a. " In General - There is hereby imposed on every specified  transaction a fee in an amount equal to 1 percent of the amount of such transaction".  Section b.  sets out the definitions  as used in the bill:  1) " IN GENERAL - The term 'specified transaction' means any transaction that uses a payment instrument, including any  check, cash, credit card, transfer of stock, bonds, or other financial instruments.    2) TRANSACTION - The term 'transaction' includes retail and wholesale sales, purchases of intermediate goods, and financial and intangible transactions."
 
Now at this point, if you are totally confused,  welcome to the club.  Of course "The fee will be collected by the seller or financial institution servicing the transaction and shall be paid over  to the Secretary".   I am assuming that the Secretary means the Treasury Secretary.
 
As I stated the Bill is approximately 17 pages in length and you can look it up and print it out in its entirety if you like.  I have read it a couple of times and still do not understand it to any degree whatsoever.   Of course that probably puts me on a pretty even footing with the boobs who will be voting on it later.  That is if it gets out of Committee.
 
H.R. 4646 has been referred to Committee and as I read the information I gather that this is where it is at the present..
 
Some of the locations give out a Summary of this act explaining that this 1% fee will be offset by a corresponding, non-refundable income tax credit.  OH, and before I forget it also establishes in the legislative branch the Bipartisan Task Force  for Responsible Fiscal Action to review the fiscal imbalance of the federal government and make recommendations to improve imbalance.   WOW!  Doesn't that make you feel warm all over.  The same bunch of Varmints who got us into this present financial pickle will be in charge of overseeing financial imbalance.   We have hired monkeys to watch over our bananas.
 
So in short, I believe that we should all damn sure contact our Senators and Representatives and make it clear that if they do not do everything within their power to cut this monster off at the knees that  we will all be working to provide replacement for their worthless asses.
 
OFF DUTY SHOOTING:
 
I saw an article in our local liberal rag the (Sub) Standard Times which described an off duty female police officer who was inside a beauty shop when an armed robber came inside the shop and made a robbery attempt.   The article went on to say that the results were cinematic:  "Jones managed to shoot the suspect's gun out of his hand and the handle off the front door, briefly blocking his escape."  The article went on to say that the Officer was a 20 year veteran and had never fired a gun in the line of duty in her two decade police career.
 
Now for those of you who are present or retired police officers, I am sure that your first thoughts were about the same as mine.  And while the story of the officer shooting the gun from the criminal's hand then shooting off the door knob slowing down his escape might really look good in print,  procedurally and tactically it stinks. 
 
The only  shooting which I have observed (on film) of the police shooting a gun from the hand was a lone person sitting on a bench with a handgun in his right hand.   A SWAT sniper from some 50 yards away shot the handgun out of the guy's hand with his scoped rifle.   A scoped rifle is way different from an up close guy waving a pistol in  your face.  I am sure that the New York City Police Department does not teach its officers to try to shoot the gun from a bad guy's hand (A La Gene Autry).  I feel sure that the officers are taught to shoot at center body mass and shoot until the action ceases.
 
I must hand it to the officer for doing what she could to foil the robbery attempt but had one of her shots missed the gun hand, more than likely she would be dead or seriously injured.   Anyway,  all's well that ends well.  And shooting off a door knob on purpose is pretty unbelievable.
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"The dirty little secret that few in the media seem to want to discuss is that community activists, including Jesse Jackson, have over the years extracted literally billions of dollars from financial institutions, as the price of peace and of not challenging these institutions in hearings  before federal regulators, as these groups are empowered to do under the Community Reinvestment  Act."........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Between 1921 and 1929, tax rates in the top brackets were cut from 73% to 24%.  In other words, these were what the left likes to call TAX  CUTS  FOR  THE  RICH.......  What happened to federal revenues from income taxes over this same span of time?  Income tax revenues rose by more than 30%.   What happened to the economy?   Jobs increased,  output rose,  the unemployment rate fell  and incomes rose.  Because economic activity increased, the government received more income tax revenues.  In short, these were tax cuts for the economy, even if the left likes to call them TAX  CUTS  FOR  THE  RICH."...........................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.".......................  RICHARD  HENRY  LEE - American Statesman, 1788
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."...................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);      Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA;   NPR
 
FRIENDS:
 
Last week end I went to the Texas Hill Country for a get together of retired Houston Police Officers.   Now while I did not retire from the Houston Police Department, I still know a lot of the retirees and consider many of them to be some of my best friends.  Of course I got to see many of them at this gathering and visited with some with whom I attended the Houston Police Academy in 1958.  We had a good visit and ate plenty of fried catfish and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Then as I was driving home which is a little over two hours from the reunion location, I began to think of all the people with whom I had worked down through the years and I thought of how many of them were still around and those who had passed on.  I could not help but think of those from Houston,  Ft. Bend County, in Texas and Hobbs/Lea County in New Mexico.  Some of my old partners who are still alive and kicking and some who have passed along.   I also thought of how many of those people had been instrumental in me being able to have a forty five year career in law enforcement and being able to retire with some degree of sanity.  As I was thinking back on all of these people I had been able to, at some point in time, thank them all for their friendship and their knowledge and in some cases their sacrifices.  Then my thoughts went to a very special young man.  His name is the very first on our prayer list.   I thought I might take this opportunity to share a little about this young man.
 
His name is Tony Knott.  Tony lives with his wife Laurie in Hobbs, New Mexico.  Their oldest, a son named Jeffery is presently attending college in Colorado and is a former United States Marine.  Their youngest, a daughter Courtney has graduated from Texas Tech University and is presently working and living in Lubbock, Texas.
 
I first met Tony in our front yard on Highland Street in Hobbs, New Mexico in July of 1973.   He and a couple of his buddies were visiting with our daughter in our front yard.  If my memory is correct he was with Flint Knight and Steve Cox.  I met them all and found out that they would all be playing football for the Highland Bears.  They would be in the 8th grade along with our daughter.  I went to all of their Jr. High games and after they graduated and went to Hobbs High School I never missed any of their home games and even made some of their out of town games.
 
I got to be good friends with all of those boys and learned pretty early in the game that Tony wanted to become a policeman.  So after he graduated from high school and attended Angelo State University for awhile along with Flint Knight.  I was very proud to watch him enter law enforcement as a career.  I remember telling him some things which I thought might help him along the way.  One of the first things I told him was to STAY  OFF  SOLO  MOTORCYCLES.   So of course after he had been on Patrol for a couple of years he just had to be a Motor-Jock.  I told Tony that when he got tired of riding that damn motorcycle and was ready to do some real police work that he should look at trying to take the Detective test and come to C.I.D.
 
Tony spent ONE  NEW  MEXICO  WINTER on that motorcycle and came to me and said that he was way past ready to give up the swashbuckling life as a jockey and come to the Detective Division.   He took the test and the oral interview and came out on top and came to C.I.D.   I guess that was one of the proudest days of my life.   Tony worked for me for several years and was a top notch Detective.  At that time I was a Lieutenant in C.I.D. and he along with several more officers for whom I have great respect  worked on my shift and I guess that was the happiest time in my law enforcement career.
Later on, Tony got promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to C.I.D.
 
A short time later I was promoted to the rank of Captain and I was approaching my last year or so before retirement.  Then Tony was promoted to Captain also.  I thought that day was the proudest day of my life but I was wrong.  I believe it was right before my retirement that Tony was promoted to Deputy Chief.   I knew that had to be the proudest day of my law enforcement career.  But I was wrong again.  I retired and was elected to the Hobbs City Commission and a short time later the Hobbs Police Chief retired and Tony Knott was appointed as Hobbs Chief of Police.   I had watched this young man from the time he was in Junior High School all the way through to the top law enforcement job in Hobbs, New Mexico.  He served as Chief for several years and after retirement he was elected as a Magistrate Judge.   And I was fortunate enough to be there for it all.   He later worked briefly for the State of New Mexico and then went into private business.   He has been a success at everything he has ever attempted.
 
Then after we had moved to San Angelo, Texas we got word that Tony was stricken with cancer.  He underwent surgery at M.D. Anderson in Houston.  I drove to Houston to visit him after his surgery.  Of course he had to undergo various chemo treatments and for awhile we all thought he had it licked.  All during this time Tony displayed a great attitude and when he called he would rag on me just as he had in the past.   Then a couple of years back we learned that his cancer had returned and had spread.  I can't even begin to tell you how much he and his wife travelled all over the United States for various experimental treatments and some of them gave us false hopes but then things would turn bad again.
 
Then a couple of months back, Tony discussed matters with his family and decided that he no longer was going to subject himself to the treatments and after this he contacted HOSPICE and is presently living at home under HOSPICE care.  A few weeks back I was able to go to Hobbs and spend some time with him at home.  Both of his kids were home and I got to see them.  Tony looked healthy and strong and it was just hard to believe that he was suffering from a terminal disease.  I must tell you all that his fine young man is the most courageous person I know.  He has been like a son to me and when he goes the world will not be quite the same.  I can only hope that when my time comes, I can show the courage that Tony is now showing.  He has been a great joy to me.
 
I have to stop at this point.   May God bless him in the time he has left and please pray for him and his family like I do each day.
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God bless you all

Jim Murphy
San Angelo, Texas
 

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October 20th, 2010  COMPROMISE / MULTICULTURALISM / VIEW
Hello once again from The West Texas Headquarters For Vast Right Wing Jingoistic Pickup Truck Drivin' Gun Ownin' Angry Conspirators.
 
COMPROMISE:
 
This week I have been hearing some of the outgoing Republican politicians talking a bunch of garbage that what it looks like needs to happen is for there to be some COMPROMISE between Democrats(Socialists) and Republicans.  I could not believe what I was hearing.  Quite frankly I don't believe that you can have a real COMPROMISE between CONSERVATIVES and LIBERALS(Socialists) that will work, particularly with today's crop of ELITIST politicians. 
 
And when you get to comparing the two, there is not a penny's worth of difference between a Progressive Democrat and a Progressive(Moderate) Republican.   And as you all know, my feelings about MODERATES who rank on the popularity scale right along with Athlete's Foot:  I can  do nicely without either.
 
When I hear the word COMPROMISE directed at Republicans I can think of a few;  John McCain;  Lindsey Graham; Olympia Snowe; Chuck Hagel; Orin Hatch; and the list goes on.  And their COMPROMISES have done nothing but hurt our country. 
 
Also something else to watch closely.  Anytime a piece of legislation is advertised using the word COMPREHENSIVE in any description,  WATCH  OUT.  IT  IS  A  TRICK.  Actually the word comprehensive comes from the root word, COMPREHEND which means  to grasp mentally;  easily understood; and in most of these pieces of legislation which are advertised as COMPREHENSIVE they are neither  easily understood nor grasped mentally by most  people.  What I do COMPREHEND about our Congress and Senate is that they have been and will continue to lie their asses off unless  WE  HOLD  THEM ACCOUNTABLE,  and the only way we can do that is to either vote them out our make a spectacle  out of them when we catch them in said lies.  You notice I used the plural as these mutts are prone to lie often.
 
Actually, what I am looking for in an elected Representative or Senator is one who will stand up and fight to the bitter end for what the people want.  Not what some Congressional co-conspirator wants.
 
So when your candidates start a bunch of COMPROMISE  talk, let them know your feelings.
 
MULTICULTURALISM:
 
MULTICULTURALISM  -  Recognition of different cultural identities within unified society.  That is the definition in my Random House Webster's Dictionary.   Funny, nowhere in this definition does it mention caving in to the demands of any one particular group.  When I was growing up, all of our schools taught us that in a Democracy,  the elected officials were elected by garnering a MAJORITY of the votes and that Majority Rule was what separated America from most other countries.
 
I believed that up until in 1964 when I heard President Lyndon B. Johnson make the statement that,  "This old stuff about majority rule is out the window."  Little did I know how prophetic his statement was.
 
If I were to move to Croatia,  South Korea,  Argentina, South Africa or Australia, I believe I would be expected to live under and conform to their laws,  customs, and if their language was other than English, learn their language.   And that doesn't  seem all that out of line.   But we here in the United States are called Racists;  Xenophobes;  and many other demeaning things if we even suggest that immigrants to our country do the same.  Hell, they don't even have to be legal immigrants, they can be illegal aliens and get a pass on abiding by our laws and learning English.  Ah, but this week, FINALLY, a European  leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Multiculturalism was an utter FAILURE.
 
Just look at the European countries who have laid down and played dead to the false gods of Multiculturalism.  All of them are now paying the price.  So seeing that this concept has failed particularly in the countries who have given up their principles in favor of political correctness, do we really find it necessary to fall into the same trap?  This is the message we need to send to Washington, D.C. along with the demands that Congress and the Administration of Fools (the Obama administration) IMMEDIATELY  STOP  wasteful spending on projects and programs which do not work.  The time for asking these turds has past.  It is time that we make our wishes DEMANDS.
 
In an article written yesterday by Thomas Sowell he points out that millions of immigrants from Europe were absorbed into American society  in ways which were the direct opposite of what the multicultural cult is recommending today.   He points out that there were several different Jewish societies from different countries in Europe who had to live separately as well as the Italians from Southern Italy and Northern Italy AND it was ONLY in later generations, after the children and grandchildren of the immigrants to America  were SPEAKING  ENGLISH  AND LIVING LIVES  MORE  LIKE  THE  LIVES  OF  OTHER  AMERICANS, that they spread out to live and work where other Americans lived and worked.   Dr. Sowell points out that:  "This wasn't multiculturalism.  It was common sense."
 
THE  VIEW:
 
Now first of all let  me  tell you that I had rather have my hair set on fire and put out with a sledge hammer than watch The View.  But this past week on practically every news show, particularly the ones on FOX News and even more particularly on The O'Reilly Factor, a film clip was shown of Bill O'Reilly being a guest on The View and making a statement about Muslims carrying out the attacks on September 11, 2001.
 
I did not even hear completely what his statement was, but I probably would have agreed with O'Reilly, due to the fact that almost immediately Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg jumped up from their respective seats and said something and then walked off the set.  Of course this was big news and the entire staff at FOX News was talking about it and O'Reilly was making it sound like the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
 
Actually the first thought that crossed my mind when these two jug-butted heifers walked off the set was that the total FAT  CONTENT of the people on stage DECREASED by about 70%.   It also occurred to me that the absence of these two squacks raised the IQ level of the people left on stage about 50 points.   First of all, why should anyone give the first damn about how something is perceived by a triple-ugly beetle whose first name sounds the same as a cushion which makes a noise like a huge person breaking wind when sat upon?
 
Once again, I think Bill O'Reilly is an arrogant jerk but putting the run on these two fat asses is OK in my book.   So for this week ONLY I will remove him from the Varmint List.   He will more than likely return next week.   
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,   Cliff Peiser  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Sharon Fields - AZ;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.  I spoke with little Ashtyn's grandpa this week and she is really showing some signs of improvement and is able to even travel.  But she isn't out of the woods yet.
 
QUOTES:
 
"In Germany, as in other countries in Europe, welcoming millions of foreign workers who insist on remaining foreign has created problems so obvious that only the intelligentsia could fail to see them.  It takes a high IQ to evade the obvious.".............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Multiculturalism is not just a recognition that different groups have different cultures.  We all knew that, long before multiculturalism became a cult that has spawned mindless rhapsodies about DIVERSITY , without a speck of evidence to substantiate its supposed benefits."...  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Multiculturalists condemn people's objections to transplanting hoodlums, criminals and dysfunctional into the midst of people who may have sacrificed for years to be able to escape from living among hoodlums, criminals and dysfunctional families.".........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"TEXAS  HAS  YET   TO  LEARN  SUBMISSION  TO  ANY  OPPRESSION,  COME  FROM  WHAT  SOURCE  IT  MAY.".......  SAM  HOUSTON
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me,  GIVE  ME  LIBERTY   OR  GIVE  ME  DEATH."................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA; Christiane Amanpour ABC
 
ADDITIONAL  STUFF:
 
I always knew there was something I liked about the TEA  PARTY  movement.  When Christiane Amanpour calls it Extremist then I know they are on the right track.   Anything that  pisses her off makes me put on a happy face..  I can remember in most of the fighting in  Iraq when this worthless heifer was  on the scene, she normally took the side of the opposing forces and made disparaging  remarks about the U.S. Troops.  So her place on my Christmas list was taken by someone else.
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I know that we have all been hearing about the "Mortgage Foreclosure" epidemic which is going on at the present time.   What surprises me is that it is a surprise to anyone.   Just so the so called expert in the News Media can perhaps grasp how this problem came about, let me see if I can put it into more simple terms:
 
A person or family wants to purchase a home.  (And as we all know, this is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.   Although I am still looking trying to find it in there).
This person or family has an income of $40,000.00 per year. (roughly $3,333 per month)
They find a home that they like for $250,000.00
They get a loan from a lending institution which was forced to make the loan by our Federal Government.
Their monthly house payment is $2,100 per month(Actually it would more than likely be a whole lot more)
Hey!  That leaves them $1,200 per month with which to by food, clothing, utilities, transportation, and misc.
After a couple of months they find out that they cannot afford to make their house payment and fall behind.
The lending institution forecloses on the house which they could not afford to begin with.
 
This problem has the media and our idiot government in an uproar.
 
Try this formula out.  DO  NOT  PURCHASE  SOMETHING  THAT  IS  ABOVE  YOUR MEANS TO PAY FOR!
 
I was listening to Dave Ramsey the other morning and someone called in and made a comment about how nice Bank of America was to hold back on their foreclosures and give the borrowers a chance to perhaps re-finance.   Dave Ramsey told the caller that they were wasting their time feeling warm and fuzzy toward Bank of America and that Bank of America would slit your throat  just to see blood.  In actuality Bank of America just did not want all of the property which they would own through foreclosure and that Bank of America knew that they did not want a bunch of property which would more than likely DECREASE in value and was already worth less than the purchase price.
 
I think Mr. Ramsey was absolutely correct in his assessment of the situation.
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A number of years back I really enjoyed the old Andy Griffith show where he was Sheriff of Mayberry, NC.   There was a really good cast and I always thought Don Knotts was one of the funniest men on television.  I had liked him back from his old days on the Steve Allen Show.  I still watch the old Griffith shows but my opinion of Andy Griffith as a person has headed South.  Now I am sure that he is being paid for these commercials but I have a bit of a problem with Andy Griffith telling me several times per day how great this new Obama healthcare plan is.  I don't think Griffith is broke and is in such desperate need of money that he has to lie to us about something which we all know is a load of crap.   So unless ol' Andy got into some of Otis's moonshine then I must come to the conclusion that he has sold out.
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Just a quick piece of advise to Republican/Conservative/Tea Party  candidates who are ahead in all of the polls.   Shut up and don't say something stupid which will make you look like a complete idiot after it is mis-reported by the media.
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This past week end we went to my wife's home town of Bremond, Texas where we got to visit with many family members.  We also got to go to the October Festival at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  They had lots of fund raising events and my good ol' wife found a bunch of books, many of them old history text books which she picked up for 25 cents apiece.  I love old books and particularly old historical books.
 
I had also forgotten how  pretty much of Central Texas really is.  Everything was still pretty and green and their gasoline was $2.55 per gallon for regular which is the cheapest I have seen it in awhile.  We passed two ranches on our way there and back which apparently raise nothing but Longhorn Cattle.  And one of them had well over 100 Longhorns in one pasture.  Those are some really cool looking critters.
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Oh, and in case I failed to mention it earlier, on Saturday the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS  LONGHORNS  DEFEATED THE #5 RANKED NEBRASKA  CORNHUSKERS.
 
But I wasn't all that happy about it ................  NOT  MUCH!
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See ya' next week
 
JEM 

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October 13th, 2010 FOLKS / HISTORY / ULTIMATUM

Hello once again from the Headquarters of West Texas Gun Ownin' Pickup Truck Drivin' Jingoistic Large Carbon Footprint Leavin' Angry Mob Members.
 
FOLKS:
 
A couple of days back I was listening to a portion of a speech being delivered to some group whose name I did not get, ( but it was probably the "Detroit Center for Multi-Tasking"  which is a place which teaches people how to screw up more than one thing at a time).  Of course the speech was being delivered by none other than the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human, Barack Hussein Obama.  Naturally the content of the speech was nothing more than liberal/socialist drivel but when this articulate and brilliant human was talking he was urging all manner of people to get out and vote.  And while naming these various groups he used the term "Black Folks".
 
Now I am not sure if many of you realize this but using the term FOLKS when describing a particular group of people is NOT necessarily a term of endearment.  If any one other than a black person had used the term "Black Folks" it would have been viewed as an insult by many black people.  Just as when a black person or a person who is a member of any minority race uses the term "White Folks" they are not being polite.  They are being very condescending toward white people.   Again, the word "FOLKS" when used in describing someone of a particular race is usually an insult rather than a compliment.
 
Which brings me to one of the most watched television personalities on the cable and that is Bill O'Reilly who constantly reminds his viewers that he is "JUST LOOKING  OUT  FOR  THE  FOLKS".   Well let me tell you all right now that I don't need Bill O'Reilly or anyone else "just looking out for me" if all I am is "One Of The FOLKS".
 
Just stop and think back at how many times you have heard someone use the word "FOLKS" when talking about a particular group and you will usually find that the FOLKS that the person is speaking of are not being referred to in a real positive light.
 
Even the title of one of Bill O'Reilly's book "Who's Looking  Out For You?" appears to me that Mr. O'Reilly thinks that we are all just way too stupid to know what is best for ourselves.   Actually the word FOLKS itself is not all that negative of a word and normally it can be substituted for people BUT  just look at the context when it is used and normally in today's world it has a negative reference.
 
So if to Bill O'Reilly and Barack Hussein Obama we are nothing more than some of the FOLKS then they can take their arrogant attitude and put it where the sun don't shine.  (For some of you who live in the People's Republic of San Francisco,  ask just about anyone on the street and they can tell you where that is.)
 
HISTORY:
 
Last week a local liberal wrote in a Letter To The Editor in our local liberal rag the )Sub) Standard Times.  The title of his letter was;  History According To Sowell.   In this letter the liberal accused Thomas Sowell of  "creating his own history" regarding the Obama Healthcare Bill.   This opinion was based upon Thomas Sowell's article in which Dr. Sowell made reference to Franklin Roosevelt suspending the gold standard in 1933.   This liberal also indicated that "Nobody reads a 1,200 page bill all the way through" and that NOWHERE in the the Obama Healthcare Bill did it make any reference to regulating gold sales.  And of course he could not help himself and just had to bring out that all of the  fiscal problems now being experienced by the Obama gang were all inherited from the Bush Administration.
 
Well I could not let this go by unchallenged and felt duty bound to write in another Letter To The Editor pointing out a few items which had obviously escaped the watchful  eye of another left leaning boob.   Here are a few of the things I pointed out:
 
1)  The piece of legislation to which he was referring was actually erroneously titled:  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
 
2) That in fact even the Democrat/Liberal/Socialist varmints in Congress say that the bill was in excess of  2,000 pages.
 
3)  That if he were to check Section 9006 of said act that he might perchance find that in January of 2012 , a form 1099 must be made out reporting to  the IRS the purchases of all goods and services received in a calendar  year which most certainly covers precious metals and coin dealers.
 
4)  It was pointed out that perhaps some of the information might be contained in the some 800+ pages of the Act which had escaped his keen observation.
 
5)  In my original letter I said that I would prefer History According To Sowell over History According To this mutt.
 
My original letter went into a little more depth on matters and also referred to this clown by name  but the crack editorial staff at the (Sub) Standard Times  requested  to edit my letter for length and to remove the liberal mutt's name as they don't like  to use names and they strive to focus on issues rather than personalities.   I gave them permission as I thought this boob needed to be called out.
 
ULTIMATUM:
 
I read a short article in this past week's local liberal rag entitled:  U.S. Gets A  Month To Halt Settlements.  The article went on to say that at a meeting in SIRTE, LIBYA  Arab ministers agreed Friday to give the United States another month to try to persuade Israel to renew curbs on West Bank settlement construction and keep Mideast peace talks from collapsing.
 
It said that the one-month GRACE  PERIOD followed a frantic effort by the Obama administration to broker a compromise as the sides faced rising friction over the stalemate.
 
The article also made mention that underscoring the potential for violence, Israeli troops had killed two senior Hamas militants in the West Bank.
 
The article did not name the Arab ministers but I imagine that they are all interchangeable  so their names and the countries they represent are pretty much immaterial.   The point is, just who in the hell  do they think they are giving the United States extra time which sounds to me an awful lot like an ultimatum.  Why don't they give an ultimatum to Israel?   Could it be that they know that Israel has a strong leader and would not put up with a bunch of their silly crap?
 
Obviously they do not think of the U.S. as having a strong leader.  I cannot imagine any  group of Arab ministers or Arab rulers, for that matter, giving an ultimatum such as this to Ronald Reagan;  George H.W. Bush;  George Bush;  Harry Truman;  LBJ  or for that matter even Bill Clinton.  The only two U.S. Presidents I can visualize accepting this type of insult are:  Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama.
 
Perhaps someone should remind the Arab nations of a formula as old as time itself:    SAND + EXTREME  HEAT = GLASS.
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,  Cliff Peiser   - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Sharon Fields -AZ,   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"This is in fact the dirty little secret about Social Security.  In all the years when the money coming into Social Security exceeded the money being paid out in pension,  Congress simply spent the difference on everything from junkets to earmarks."........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The Obama administration  has fewer people with real world experience in the private sector  than any other administration in years.  Maybe if they had more people with practical experience in the economy we wouldn't be in the mess that politicians created.".......  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.  They are the American people's  liberty teeth and keystone under independence...from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events,  occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable...the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference --  they deserve a place of honor with all that is good."............    GEORGE  WASHINGTON
 
"IS  LIFE  SO  DEAR  OR  PEACE  SO  SWEET  AS  TO  BE  PURCHASED  AT  THE  PRICE  OF  THE CHAINS  OF SLAVERY?     FORBID  IT,  ALMIGHTY  GOD.   I KNOW  NOT  WHAT  COURSE  OTHERS  MAY  TAKE,  BUT  AS  FOR  ME,  GIVE  ME  LIBERTY OR  GIVE  ME  DEATH."....  PATRICK HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   PETA
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
As many of you might already know September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month.   Each day in our newspaper there is a photograph of someone with Hispanic roots.   Some of them I recognize and some I do not.   But on Monday, October 11, 2010 I immediately recognized the person being recognized as ANTONIO  VILLARAIGOSA who is the present Mayor of Los Angeles, California.  Among his accomplishments are:
 
1)  He is the forty-first Mayor of Los Angeles.
2) He is the third Mexican-American to have held the office.
3) He was elected in 2005 and re-elected to a second term in 2009
4) He is the Former President of the L.A.  Chapter  of the American Civil Liberties Union.
5) He served as co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign
6) He began his involvement with the labor movement when at the age of 15 he volunteered for a grape boycott led by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.
 
As you may have noticed, Antonio Villaraigosa is presently on our VARMINT  LIST.   Why is he there,  you ask?   Easy, he is pure varmint.  And if you look at his list of accomplishments you will more than likely agree that he belongs on the VARMINT  LIST and if you live in California you will probably agree that he should be among the top two or three, although the Varmint List is certainly  not  done in any order relating as to just how big of a turd they really are.
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Earlier in the week I was watching a program on one of the National Geographic channels.  It had to do with the behavior of polar bears on some island in the Arctic Circle.   It was not part of the U.S.    The program began with the report of a polar bear attack on two female hikers one of whom was killed by the bear.   The other jumped off a cliff and although injured made it to the town for help.
 
Then the program dealt with 2 men, one of whom was a guide and the other was a naturalist.   They were in the same area as the polar bear attack on the women.   The guide was armed with a handgun.   They were also attacked by a polar bear and the guide pulled his pistol and I believe he fired one shot which immediately brought the bear off the naturalist and on to the guide.   While the polar bear was chewing on the guide, the naturalist picked up the pistol and did not know how to use it but finally figured it out and began firing at the bear and screaming at him.   The bear once again attacked the naturalist and while doing so notice that the guide was making some type of noise so returned to the guide and the naturalist escaped and got help.  What kind of pistol did the guide have?  A .22 caliber  revolver.
 
Then the program turned to a Polish scientific station which was manned by several Polish scientists operating some type of electronic seismograph equipment.  They also had a huge dog which was kept on a chain.   The Polish scientists had seen polar bears in the past but none had ever approached the station.  On this occasion, however, the polar bear did approach and swatted the chained dog knocking the dog off the chain and killing him immediately.  One of the Polish scientists came out with a rifle and shot the polar bear and killed it immediately.
 
Now, what did I learn from this program?
 
1)  Female hikers are not very bright going into an area known to contain polar bears UNARMED.
2)  Guides on this particular island are none to bright going to polar bear areas armed with a .22 caliber revolver
3)  Polish scientist are smarter than everyone else on that island.
 
It is hard for me to believe that anyone with any experience in dealing with polar bears would go unarmed or terribly under armed in an area containing these dangerous animals.   The absolute minimum hand gun to carry would be a .454  Casull  AND  that would only be as a back up in case my .375 magnum malfunctioned or I ran out of .375 ammunition.
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In this morning's edition of the (Sub) Standard Times there was another editorial article by Thomas Sowell and  it dealt with government greed.  Of course one of the first items he mentioned dealt with the government taxing a person's money (which has already been taxed), after he/she has died,  through estate taxes.
 
Then he goes on to point out that one of the most unconscionable  acts of greed by government is the confiscation of people's private homes to turn the property over to other people who are expected to build things that will pay more taxes.  He points out several ways in which it has become acceptable to the courts for government seizure of private assets.  Then he points out that:
 
"The biggest beneficiaries are the politicians who get a larger amount of tax money to spend in ways that will increase their prospects of getting re-elected."
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And that last line is what we should be aware of from now on.  I don't care how much we like a particular elected official.  Enough time in Washington, D.C. will corrupt them all.  This is why the new elected officials should be watched very closely.  The corruption can move in very rapidly when we are not watching.
 
I can name a whole bunch of Senators whom I thought were really good honest people.  Then when the going gets tough you can see what they are really made of.  So replacing the incumbents is important BUT   WATCHING  THEIR  REPLACEMENTS  IS EVEN  MORE  IMPORTANT. 
 
They must know that if they vote FOR a particular piece of legislation which contains some really damaging amendments then they will be looking at early retirement  from government service.   Selling out  your principles should not be tolerated from ANYONE.
 
KICK 'EM  OUT  IN  NOVEMBER.
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Has anyone other than me ever noticed that Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano bears a strong resemblance to Jabba  The Hut?
 
Later
 
JEM 

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October 6th, 2010 ANTHEM / FACTOR / REBELS

Greetings from the West Texas Chapter Of Gun Ownin' Pickup Truck Drivin' Jingoistic Right Wing  History Changin' Huge Carbon Footprint Leavin' Conspirators.
 
ANTHEM:
 
For at least the past 20 years I have been saying that there was no way on earth that the NFL or the NCAA could find someone who could butcher our National Anthem  any worse than they already had.   Well, last Sunday evening I was proven WR - - -;  MIST - - - -;  UNINFO - - - -; IN ERR - -;  A  BIT CONFUSED on that subject.  In the Sunday night NFL game on NBC they found a female who absolutely yelled (I cannot use the term sing as that might indicate that an actual tune was detected) our National Anthem and it was the absolute worst performance of this great song I have ever heard.  Yes, she could carry a melody better than Rosanne Barr and of course she was introduced as a singing star so she should have sounded better than Roseanne Barr.  For that matter a group of drunken monkeys screaming sound better than Roseanne Barr.   But what made this last Sunday's performance so horrible was the fact that this dizzy broad actually thought she had done a great job on the Anthem.
 
BUT what was even more upsetting to me was the fact that a whole stadium full of NFL fans actually cheered this heifer.  It is a sad day when our National Anthem is so disrespected by so many.  The National Football League should be ashamed of themselves for sponsoring some so called entertainer to disrespect the Star Spangled Banner.
 
And the NCAA doesn't do all that much better but it seems as if the NFL makes a concerted effort to find people who have absolutely no idea how this solemn piece of music should be sung.
 
FACTOR:
 
This past week there were a number of news stories dealing with a woman and her husband who were at Falcon Reservoir along the Texas/Mexico border.  The report said that the lady and her husband were riding their jet-skis and were in Mexican waters.  The initial report made by the lady was that they were attacked by a number of men in a boat who had firearms and shot her husband and also began shooting at her.  The lady took off and ran from them on her jet-ski and they chased her still shooting at her.  She made it to the U.S.  side and reported the incident.
 
Of course the U.S. authorities contacted the Mexican authorities to make a report and get the help of the Mexican government to try and recover the husband's body.  Now I know that this will probably come as a surprise to many of you, particularly those who reside in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of San Francisco, but the Mexican government said they could find no evidence that this occurred.  The Mexican authorities said that they had gone to the area where the incident was alleged to have happened and could not find any evidence.
 
OK, now let's look at this for a moment.  The incident occurred in the middle of a huge lake which is fairly deep.  One must wonder if the Mexican authorities expected to find ripples where the body went down a couple of days after it happened.   Perhaps they asked for fish witnesses and none responded.   Or perhaps the Mexican government doesn't  give a damn about what happened to the husband.
 
AH!  But don't worry, I heard Bill O'Reilly say that there would be a "FACTOR  INVESTIGATION" into the matter and would hold the Mexican government's feet to the fire.   Wow!  I'll bet Felipe Calderon soiled his drawers when he heard that there was going to be a FACTOR  INVESTIGATION.  For some reason I feel that the Calderon government has a few more important things to worry about than a FACTOR   INVESTIGATION.    Actually what this really shows is just what an arrogant turd Bill O'Reilly had turned into.
 
Also, as I was finishing this portion of the letter I heard on FOX News that there was a witness who saw a woman on a jet-ski being chased by men in a boat and the men were shooting at the jet-ski.
 
I surely don't know if the incident happened just as the lady reported but she sure did seem upset when she made her 911 call.
 
Keep in mind, Bill O'Reilly is the same guy who says that Charles Rangel,  Al Sharpton,  and Jesse Jackson are all "Stand Up Guys" for appearing on his show.   Rangel,  Sharpton, and Jackson are all three interchangeable in the area of being completely untrustworthy and dishonest.   But "Stand Up Guys" they are NOT.
 
REBELS:
 
I am sure that most of you have heard that earlier this year the student body at the University of Mississippi  voted to drop the "Rebels" as their team logo and mascot.   Ever since I was a small boy I can remember the Ole' Miss Rebels being a top notch football program and almost every year they were in the race for the championship of the Southeast Conference.
 
Today, the Ole' Miss  students are voting to replace the "Rebel" mascot with one of the following,  get ready now:
 
The  Ole' Miss  Black  Bears - with their logo being a cartoon grinning bear wearing a sweater with a large M on the front holding up a Mississippi pennant.
 
The Ole' Miss Land Sharks - with the logo a cartoon shark wearing the same stuff worn by the cartoon bear.
 
The Ole' Miss Hoddy Toddy -  I'm not sure of the spelling but it is a cartoon guy dressed like the cartoon bear and the cartoon shark holding up the same banner.
 
Of course the whole reason for this was due to nothing more than political correctness.  You see,  if you don't ever admit that there was a Confederate States of America then the Civil War just didn't happen and there was no Confederate flag and of course the State of Mississippi was never a member of the Confederate States of America.
 
Funny, but isn't  the "Runnin'  Rebels" the name of the UNLV basketball team?  Perhaps when the politically correct students absolve the State of Mississippi of any involvement in the Confederacy then perhaps they can go to work and make believe that the State of Nevada doesn't exist.

What a complete load o' crap.
 
Also, this matter is one of the reasons Shepard Smith landed on the Varmint List.  Shep is a graduate of Ole' Miss and he thought it was about time that this matter was addressed.   What a weenie.  
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Martha Ambraz, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Martha Ambraz  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Sharon Fields -AZ;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,   Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt.Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"In Britain, where the Alternatives to Incarceration  vogue has led to only 7 percent of convicted criminals being put behind bars, the annual cost of the prison system has been estimated at just under  two billion  pounds sterling.  Meanwhile, the annual cost of crimes against the public has been estimated at sixty billion  pounds sterling."........................ THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"These are all important costs.  But it is unnecessary to take them into account, when just the money costs of turning criminals loose is enough to show what reckless nonsense is being preached to us by arrogant elites in the media, academia and elsewhere."...... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"In a sense, politicians don't know what they are talking about.  But, in another sense, they know exactly what they are talking about.  They may not have a clue about the issue they are discussing and yet be experts  on how to get you to think they do know."......THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"IS LIFE SO DEAR OR PEACE SO SWEET AS TO BE PURCHASED AT THE PRICE OF THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY?   FORBID  IT  ALMIGHTY  GOD.   I KNOW NOT WHAT COURSE  OTHERS  MAY  TAKE, BUT  AS  FOR  ME,  GIVE  ME  LIBERTY  OR GIVE  ME  DEATH."............ PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   FORMER White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);   Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;   Congressional Black Caucus
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
Earlier this week I overheard some people talking in a restaurant talking about the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq and the subject turned to civilian casualties.   It didn't take very long for me to form the opinion that the folks discussing this matter were progressives/liberals.   They all agreed that there was absolutely no excuse for innocent civilians to be injured or killed in a war zone.   Now even though I had to struggle to overcome an overpowering urge to slap the crap out of these mutts, I  did not get involved in the conversation.
 
But what they were saying got me to thinking back into our history of warfare.  From everything I have read about the wars in which our country was involved, victory did not occur necessarily due to our side killing more military personnel on the enemy side.  But in every war, victory was achieved only when the civilian population underwent some bad times and it was they who demanded that their side capitulate.  And that includes our own Civil War.  NO, I am not advocating the random killing of civilians.  I hate to see true innocent civilians hurt or killed due to combat and I do believe that reasonable measures should be taken to insure their safety BUT the safety of our troops is infinitely more important to me than the destruction of some Mosque.
 
People who have never been in a combat situation where your own life is in danger have no concept what goes through your mind or what your feelings are at the time.
 
A case in point is a story in which an individual was shot with a TASER  and got a couple of jolts which caused his death, even though the TASER is supposed to be a less than lethal weapon.  After the incident I watched a Police Administrator say that there would be some changes in the rules regarding  use of the TASER.   He said  that the TASER would ONLY be used if the LIFE of the Officer was  in jeopardy.   Let me share this thought with all of you.   If I believe my life or some innocent person's life is in danger,  we have blown past TASER time and are right in the middle of DEADLY  FORCE time.
 
I can remember a night when Ron Campbell and I arrested a man for burglary.   When we arrested him he was in the process of lifting a Suzuki motorcycle out of the bed of a pickup truck and CARRYING not pushing,  CARRYING the motorcycle to the back door of the house.   This monster had two pistols put in his face and hammers cocked back.  Of course this guy was about 6'4" tall and weighed  like 280 pounds and had about a 34" waist and was built like a professional football player.  He also had a brain roughly the size of an un-soaked pinto bean.
 
I can remember being asked by his attorney if I thought I would have been justified in using deadly force against an unarmed person.  I immediately told this lawyer that he was not unarmed, he was armed with a Suzuki motorcycle and that had he dropped the motorcycle and went for us I would have used deadly force.  I  believe I put it a bit more colorfully.   There is no way that Ron Campbell and I together could handle this monster had he decided to get violent.
 
Later on, this man was transferred to California where he was wanted in a double murder.   He kidnapped a woman and baby from a parking lot and took them out to a wooded area and raped and killed the woman and to insure that  this small child wouldn't later identify him, he dashed the baby's head on a rock.  He tried to attack the judge during the middle of the trial and watched the remainder of his trial in chains on closed circuit TV.   He was convicted and given the death penalty and while awaiting execution the People's Republic Of California had their death penalty declared Unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court.
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Last week end I went to Hobbs, New Mexico to visit friends and attend a retirement party for a lady who was retiring from the District Attorney's Office.  I got to spend an afternoon with a really special friend.   We watched the OU/Texas game.  I was not completely happy with the outcome of the game but I really didn't care.  The time spent with my friend was what was really important.
 
Later that evening I got to visit with several more really good friends.  Old friends really are important to me as I get older.  We should all spend more time in touch with those friends.
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This morning I attended a monthly breakfast which is attended by retired law enforcement officers and also some that aren't retired yet.  There are really some fine old gentlemen whom I have met at this gathering.  Many  are in their eighties and of course some are a good bit younger.  But I always hear some good stories and really enjoy their sense of humor.
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That's all folks.
 
JEM

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September 22nd, 2010 MAYORS / EXPERTS / TAXES

Happy FIRST  DAY  OF  AUTUMN from the Non-Diverse Conspiratorial Jingoistic Gun Owners Of West Texas.
 
TAXES:
 
For the past several weeks we have all been receiving e-mails regarding legislation proposing a 1% federal tax on ALL TRANSACTIONS at ANY  FINANCIAL  INSTITUTION.   Now I have not seen a copy of this proposed legislation but I did receive one e-mail describing this HR-4646 which is allegedly introduced by US Rep. Peter deFazio -D-OR and US Senator Tom Harkin - D-IA.  According to this information, the bill is now in Committee and will probably not be brought out until after the November elections.
 
Now stop and think about this, it begins with a 1% tax but will it remain at that level? I seriously doubt it.  But just say that it would remain at 1%.  Run these figures around in your head.  Just for the sake of argument say that the following figures would apply to an American family:
 
Total Salary Deposits:  $70,000.00 (this would also include Social Security deposits) - 1% tax = $700 per year.

Total monthly checks written: $42,000. per year - 1% tax = $420 per year.

Total removed from checking account and moved to savings: $2400 per  year - 1% tax = $24 per year

Total Property Taxes paid per year by check: $2400 per year - 1% tax = $24 per year
 
Now I can assure you that these figures are a little less than my own financial picture.  Even at these figures I would pay an additional $1168 per year in federal taxes.  And what really gets my backside as red as a three ball is the fact that we will be paying taxes on money that we have already paid taxes on. What a complete crock of crap.
 
So while President Barack Hussein Obama has assured us all that no American earning less than $250,000 per year would not see one penny of new tax, it seems as if many of us would see thousands of pennies in new federal taxes.  Could it possibly be that the world's most articulate and intelligent human is rather poor in math?   Or, did he just lie his ass off to the American people?  I will pick the second choice.
 
In short Barack, this new federal tax ,which is being proposed by a couple of your butt boys with your compete support, is about as welcome as Mike
Tyson at a Beauty Pageant.   
 
Also, I have heard a couple of audio clips of Barack Hussein Obama making the statement that actually, he and his family are not all that far removed from the average American family.  Once again, this guy is more than your common variety of varmint.  He is a lying turd.
 
MAYORS:
 
Well, I guess it is now official.  It appears as if White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will leave his White House post to run for Mayor of Chicago.  This of course is the result of the present long time Mayor of Chicago, IL, Richard M. Daley deciding not to seek another term as that city's Mayor.  Now what remains to be seen is which member of the Chicago Mob will be appointed to replace Emanuel.
 
A couple of weeks back my wife and I attended a luncheon in which the speaker was Texas Lieutenant Governor, David Dewhurst.  Lt. Governor Dewhurst told about a trip to Washington, D.C. where he attended a dinner and during a lull in the action, Rahm Emanuel approached him.   Since he had never officially met Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel walked up to him, Lt. Governor Dewhurst stuck out his hands and introduced himself to Emanuel.  He said he was shocked when Emanuel not only did not shake his hand but instead of even acknowledging his introduction, Emanuel pointed his index finger in Dewhurst's face and told him that he better see to it that the federal education funds were spent like the White House wanted them spent.

Lt. Governor Dewhurst said that he was overcome  by a brief Texas Moment and thought of grabbing Emanuel's finger and snapping it off but good manners took over and he simply replied that they would spend the money according to the Constitutional guidelines of Texas.
 
The point being is that it appears as if the Mayor's job will be vacated by a real horses' ass and more than likely be occupied by an even bigger horse's ass.
 
Speaking of some real mutts as elected officials, how about Bell, California.   Evidently their entire City Administration have been charged with numerous felony crimes.  I heard some of the charges and some of the stuff these jerks had pulled and I believe I could get a conviction by a jury of their peers.  One of the reports said that these bozos DOUBLED the city taxes without benefit of a vote of the citizens which was against the law.  I also heard that the City Councilmen/women who were paid over $100,000 per year were actually serving on a PART-TIME basis.  $100,000 per year for a part-time job is pretty darn good.  But then again, we are speaking of a state who elected Gray Davis as their Governor and then replaced him with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Also I noticed that the entire City Elected Administration looked like a cast reunion from the Sopranos.
 
So in short, I will not be the least bit surprised to see Chicago elect Rahm Emanuel since they elected Richard M. Daley as  their Mayor for 22 years.  The only Chicago Mayor who served longer was Richard M. Daley's father Richard J. Daley and a bigger mutt never existed than Richard J. Daley.
 
EXPERTS:
 
A couple of week ends back, a young man named Bradley Marquez who is a running back for the Odessa Bronchos set a school record by rushing for 380 yards and scoring 6 touchdowns.   He did this against one of the Amarillo, TX teams.  Odessa is a Texas 5A school and this is regulation 11 man football.  Last week end the Odessa Bronchos came to San Angelo to play the San Angelo Central Bobcats.  I thought that I would like to go watch this young running back for Odessa and see what he could do against our local 5A team.
 
When the game began, Odessa fumbled the first two times they touched the ball and our Central Bobcats turned both into touchdowns and jumped out to a 14 -0 lead.  The next time Odessa had the ball they ran young Mr. Marquez a couple of times for short gains and threw a pass or two to set themselves up inside the Central 20 yard line.   They then handed off to Marquez again and just as he touched the ball a Central defender came through untouched and made a really good hard tackle for a loss.   Now, this is where the EXPERT comes in.
 
At almost every game there will be at least one really loud fan, who more than likely has never even had a football uniform on, who will yell loudly after every play and basically inform everyone sitting near him just exactly what the team for whom he is pulling should do in order to successfully beat the opposing team.  So, when this Central defender made a really outstanding play, our EXPERT yelled out "SHOOT  THE  GAP AND  HIT 'EM  AT  THE  HANDOFF", that's the only way to stop that boy.   Our EXPERT was not sure that everyone in the time zone had heard his sage advice so he yelled it out again "SHOOT  THE GAP  AND  HIT 'EM AT THE HAND OFF",  it's the only way to stop that boy.
 
A couple of plays later, young Mr. Marquez took a direct handoff from the quarterback and was in the end zone before anyone could blink.  Then of course, our EXPERT had to once again remind everyone within hearing distance, "SHOOT THE GAP AND  HIT 'EM AT THE HANDOFF", that's the only way to stop that boy.
 
Before long young Mr. Marquez had ripped off several more long runs and Central made another touchdown and went into halftime leading Odessa.
 
During the halftime festivities  the Central High School Band put on a really good show and played primarily classical music by Russian composers.
 
Also during halftime I heard on at least three occasions our resident EXPERT advising the non-savvy football people that the only way to stop that Marquez kid was to "SHOOT  THE  GAP  AND  HIT  'EM  AT  THE  HANDOFF".
 
The second half began and the Marquez kid ran wild.  He broke several long runs and the Central Bobcats had one defensive who was absolutely the fastest human in a Central uniform.  In all fairness he caught Marquez due to having the angle on him as well as being extremely fast.  I did not see Marquez caught from the rear.  AND  once again we were treated to the advice from probably the finest football mind in West Texas who constantly reminded us that the only way to stop that Marquez boy is to "SHOOT  THE  GAP  AND  HIT 'EM  AT  THE  HANDOFF".  
 
Well the game finally ended with Odessa High School winning the game by a score of 40 - 27.  And in spite of the sage wisdom of our resident EXPERT, young Mr. Marquez equaled his performance from the previous week by rushing for another 380 yards and scoring 6 touchdowns.  If you like high school football then you had to be impressed by the talent of this young man from Odessa, Texas.  And of course in an interview in the next day's (Sub) Standard Times, Bradley Marquez gave all the credit to his offensive line and the receivers who were blocking downfield.
 
So my advice to the head coach of the next opponent of the Odessa Bronchos is to "SHOOT  THE  GAP  AND  HIT 'EM  AT  THE  HANDOFF".  Cause of you don't Bradley Marquez is going to run wild.   As a matter of  fact, if you do, he will probably run wild. 
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Martha Ambraz, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Martha Ambraz  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"Our academic institutions are overwhelmingly dominated by liberals.  They feature speech codes that punish politically incorrect statements.  Even to apply to many colleges and universities, students must have spent time as 'volunteers' for activities arbitrarily defined by admissions committees as Community Service."..........................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Liberals often fletter themselves with having the  generosity that the word implies.  Many of them might be shocked to discover that Ronald Reagan donated a higher percentage of his income to charity than either Ted Kennedy or Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Nor was this unusual.  Conservatives in general donate more of their income and their time to charitable endeavors and donate far more blood."........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"In the real world, the question of whether nuclear disarmament is desirable or undesirable is utterly irrelevant because it is simply not possible, except in words ---- and we would truly be fools to accept such words at the risk of our lives."................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid  it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.".......................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity; The ENTIRE  FORMER CITY  ADMINISTRATION OF BELL, CA.
 
MORE STUFF:
 
A few weeks back I ordered a book, actually a pamphlet, which was written by one of the regular recipients of this weekly news letter.   His name is Stuart M. Blessing.  I found the book at several on line locations and ordered it and when I got it in I started in and did not put it down until I had read every page in the book.  The title of the book is "THE TOP 59 REASONS I VOTE REPUBLICAN".  Each of his 59 reasons takes about one page or less.  Here is one of the reasons:
 
Because of Stupidity
 
Stupidity is different from ignorance, the cure for ignorance is information, and stupidity is forever.
 
Some people simply do not understand this;  others cannot understand  the information when they get it.
 
The people who upset me are the ones who understand the information but twist it to meet whatever agenda they have.  They count on us to be stupid.
 
If you get a copy of the book, you will particularly like the reason:  Because  I  Believe in a Woman's Right to Choose.
 
Don't be fooled by the reason.  You will love the sound reasoning and explanation by Mr. Blessing.
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I also received some communications regarding the Obama Healthcare Bill - HB-3200
 
Some of the stuff highlighted had to do with health insurance provided to non-U.S. citizens, even those here illegally.
 
The government shall have real-time access to an individual's bank account and the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
 
The plan will be subsidized for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations.
 
The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax.
 
Government setting of doctor's fees.
 
Care rationing based upon patient's age.
 
Social Security Recipients will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning seminar" every five years.
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Also, I added Bill O'Reilly to the Varmint List this week.   I have about had enough of this self centered, overbearing slug.  I was watching him speaking with Laura Ingraham and of course he took the opposing view and during the back-and-forth conversation O'Reilly called her a name and I thought it was improper and I also thought she was correct and O'Reilly was wrong.   I have noticed lately that O'Reilly,  Mike Huckabee, and Newt Gingrich have all seemed to be opposing the Obama administration but when it comes right down to being critical of the lying boob, they begin to waffle, OR as the old West Texas saying goes:  "Their sportin' blood turns to piss".   And I am sure that they all have a valid reason for doing this and I realize that they have sponsors to which they must answer but it doesn't seem to bother Rush Limbaugh and a few others.  So for this reason, I check in periodically with the O'Reilly show but I have pretty much lost respect for him.
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So I will leave you with a couple of thoughts:
 
1)  It is better to live one day as a lion than a lifetime as an antelope.
 
2)  Shoot the gap and hit 'em at the handoff.
 
Later
 



September 15th, 2010 DIVERSITY/HISTORY/VICTIMS

Greetings once again from the West Texas Association Of Jingoistic Xenophobic Draconian Gun Owning Angry Conspiratorial Anti-Diverse Homophobic Mob Members.
 
Let me explain a couple of these descriptive terms:
 
XENOPHOBIC -  If you are for secure borders and strict immigration laws then the liberals brand you as a Xenophobe.

HOMOPHOBIC - If you believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman then in the liberal eyes you are a Homophobe.
 
DRACONIAN - If, perchance. you happen to hold the belief that laws should be strictly enforced and that many laws already in force do not need to be changed and perfectly fine as they are at the present then you are in the eyes of left wing boobs Draconian in your ideas.
 
JINGOISTIC - God help you if you believe that the United States should have a strong military and strong military leaders, as you are most certainly Jingoistic.
 
RACIST -  If you do not blindly follow the Socialist ideas of President Barack Hussein Obama then you are necessarily branded a racist by liberals.
 
CONSPIRATORIAL - If you do not subscribe to the left wing loony ideas of the Democrat Party then you must be involved in some type of Conspiracy.
 
ANTI-DIVERSITY - If the majority of your friends  share your system of beliefs, then you practice Anti-Diversity.
 
ANGRY MOB - If you are not one of the blind lemmings following the Liberals/Socialists/Democrats off the cliff then you are one of the ANGRY MOB.
 
I think that probably most Patriotic Americans will be viewed  as having two or more of these qualities.
 
HISTORY:
 
In this first section I must relate a little history to make a comparison with this country's present situation.
 
In the early 1980s I was living in Hobbs, New Mexico.   Hobbs, New Mexico's economy  was and still is primarily based upon the oil and gas industry.  At that time crude oil was selling for about $44 per barrel.  Almost every segment of the oil business (of course in Texas,  Oklahoma,  and Southeast New Mexico it is pronounced "AWL  BIDNESS") was doing well and times were good.
 
During this time period there was word out that a large shipping center for a huge retailer along with several other non-oilfield related businesses were interested in re-locating to Hobbs, New Mexico.  I thought this sounded really good for our general area and for the State of New Mexico as well.
 
While at a local coffee shop during that time period I happen to overhear several local big-dogs discussing  the possibility of non-oilfield related businesses setting up shop in Hobbs.  I was absolutely astounded at their attitude which was:   "Hell, we got the "Awl Bidness".  Why in the hell would we need to change with "Awl" at  $44 a barrel?"   Unfortunately this was an attitude shared by many and so these new businesses  passed Hobbs by.
 
THEN, the price of crude oil began to drop and I believe within a couple of years it had dropped to somewhere around $8 per barrel.  (For those of you presently residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, this would be some $36 per barrel decrease in price)  Then all of a sudden the attitude of many began to change and practically everyone was begging for non-oilfield related businesses to re-locate in Hobbs.  Many smaller business went under during these times and even some of the major oil companies closed their Hobbs offices and the people were either let go or forced to move.
 
I will never forget one bumper sticker I saw on a couple of vehicles in the area.  The sticker read:  "LORD  GIVE  US  ONE  MORE  OIL  BOOM.   WE PROMISE  NOT  TO  PISS  THIS  ONE  OFF".  Now I am not a huge bumper sticker fan but I sure thought this one spoke volumes about squandering good times and not taking care of business.
 
I tell that story to create a parallel with our present position with the Liberal/Democrat/Socialist control of the White House;  The House of Representative;  and the United States Senate.
 
In 2004 - 2006 the Republican Party had control of the White House AND Both Houses of Congress.   I can remember President Bush after the 2004 election making the  statement that he had political capital and that he was going to spend it.  I thought that sounded good but unfortunately, a number of Republicans including President Bush in effect "Pissed-Off"  all that political capital and wasted loads of time and money in their idiotic Comprehensive Immigration Reform and also during that time period  President Bush made some pretty questionable attempted and in some cases successful appointments.
 
This coming November the Conservatives of this country have a chance to once again take back control of at least one if not both Houses of Congress.  I believe that it is important for us to remember that the secret to this is not rocket science.  These Democrats and RINOs must be either replaced or kicked out of positions of leadership.  We cannot afford any more McCains or Grahams or Snowes or Specters or Hutchisons and the list goes on of people who are now or have been suspect of consorting with the enemy.  Our country cannot afford any more so called Conservative Republican officials who do not hesitate to crawl in bed with some of the most dangerous liberals on the planet.
 
So right now, figuratively speaking, our political oil is at $8 per barrel.  If we want the price to increase then we need to make sure that we send some true Conservatives to Congress and either DUMP these pretenders or scare the crap out of them so that they change their ways.  And we must  NEVER  ALLOW  THESE   ELECTED  OFFICIALS  TO RUN  WILD  EVER  AGAIN. 
 
LET'S  SEND  THEM  THE MESSAGES   THAT  THE  AMERICAN  PEOPLE  ARE  SICK OF  THEIR  LIES  AND THEIR  METHODS.
 
DIVERSITY:
 
By now I am pretty sure that all of you are familiar with my views on the present "Diversity" craze which seems to have taken over our political system.  But once again the elected mutts, particularly the Democrats/Socialists/Liberals, have decided to attempt to put us all on the big guilt trip.  You cannot pick up a newspaper or listen to the radio or watch a television news program without seeing or hearing some jerk  making the statement;  "Our Diversity Is Our  Strength."   Stop and think a moment about the meaning of the word "DIVERSE" which means DIFFERENT or VARIETY.   Our DIFFERENCES is not what has made us a strong country.  Rather it has been OUR  ABILITY  TO  WORK  THROUGH AND AROUND  OUR DIFFERENCES.
 
Just within the past couple of days I have read one article where the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate  Human,  Barack Hussein Obama told a group of school children saying "Part of the beauty of life LIES  IN  ITS  DIVERSITY" and that "Life is precious, and part of what makes it so wonderful is its DIVERSITY".
 
Then in Portland, Maine there was a report that there was a move afoot to make it legal for non-citizens who were  here as Legal Immigrants to VOTE  IN  LOCAL  ELECTIONS.  One of the local Democrat/Liberal/Socialist politicians made this statement:  "Diversity Equals Democracy".  Funny but I could not find the word DIVERSITY in any definition of Democracy.  But then again, I do not live in Maine where RINOs Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are their U.S. Senators.
 
VICTIMS:
 
During the past couple of weeks with hurricanes being spotted in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, we have been subjected to many of these news reporters who feel duty bound to point out the fact that while these new hurricanes might be strong and potentially destructive, that they still "Can't  be compared to Hurricane Katrina".  Of course many of these varmints also feel duty bound to point out the failure of FEMA and the Bush Administration.  As if the Bush Administration doesn't get blamed for practically everything from the Gulf Oil Spill to hoof-and-mouth disease.
 
So it was pleasant to pick up today's version of the (Sub) Standard Times and read about some folks who lived in an Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi.  There were five people who lived in this home when the home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.   These folks were transferred to another military retirement home near Washington, D.C.
 
According to this article these folks were not happy at all with that location.   They began a search for another location and someone steered them to San Angelo, Texas and a very nice retirement village.  These  victims said that they really loved San Angelo, Texas.   They said they loved the weather.  One lady said, "I like this place, this climate, better than anywhere I ever lived."  "It's the best place we could have selected to live".  "We enjoyed it here.  San Angelo has the nicest weather -- and the nicest people -- I've ever been around."  This good lady is 87 years old and she and her four cohorts are preparing to return to the rebuilt retirement home in Gulfport.
 
She also said that the thing she liked best about San Angelo, Texas was "NO  HURRICANES".    I  will second that.
 
PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM;  Landon Whinnery - CO;   Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Martha Ambraz, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Martha Ambraz  - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller,  Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy -  CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas -USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  Joel Reynolds, Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cindy Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.   All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"The history of the United States is full of evidence on the negative effects of government intervention.   For the first 150 years of this country's existence, the federal government did not think it was its business to intervene when the economy turned down...... All of those downturns ended faster than the first downturn where the federal government intervened big time ---- the Great Depression of the 1930s."........ THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"President Barack Obama boldly proclaims, 'The Buck Stops Here!'  But, when his policies are criticized,  he acts as if the buck stopped with George W. Bush.".................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."..............................    BEN  STEIN
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price  of the chains of slavery?   Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not  what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."................... PATRICK  HENRY 
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;  Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Johnson;  Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;  Olympia Snowe - R;   Henry Waxman;   Vice  President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director  Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;  Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gain Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry; Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and  Al Sharpton;   Richard Lugar -R;   Lindsey Graham - R;   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;  Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins -R:   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;  Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The  View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny  Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);    Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;   Oprah  Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;  Charlie Crist;  John McCain - R;   ACLU;   United Nations;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;    CHICAGO TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  Southern Poverty Law Center;   MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;    CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   Michael Blumenthal;   Newt Gingrich -R;   Shepard Smith (FOX News);  EPA;   Center For Biological Diversity;  Congressional Black Caucus
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
There were a couple of back to back Letters to the Editor in today's (Sub) Standard Times.
 
The first letter stated that "One-Sided" Talk Radio was the main cause of the Democrat Party being in trouble.  The letter went on to say that radio listeners were only getting one side of the story from Rush Limbaugh;  Glenn Beck;  and Sean Hannity.  The letter went on to indicate that the Democrats needed to get their own talk show hosts many years ago.
 
One must wonder if this uninformed slug knows that there was a really lame attempt to get liberal talk-shows on I believe Air America.   I believe that Minnesota Senator Al Franken prior to his election to the U.S. Senate had a show which failed big time as did several more.  So once again a liberal shoots off their mouth, or in this case their keyboard and is completely wrong.
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The second letter informed us all that:   EVERYONE  IS  AN  IMMIGRANT.   This brain dead bozo said that EVERYONE other the various tribes of "American Indians" is an immigrant  to America.
 
One must wonder if this master of history ever took a class where the theory of the precedents of the American Indians actually made their way across the  Bering Straits during one of the Ice Ages and migrated all across the North American Continent and eventually into Central and South America.  One must also wonder if this historical genius has ever heard of the findings of people whose remains are believed to show that there was actually a race of people which preceded the American Indians (who actually originated in Asia)  and this race appeared to be Caucasoid.  Then the letter was summed up cautioning us lesser beings  against hate and preached tolerance.
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A couple of days back my wife received a letter to which there was attached a very official looking check from the U.S. Economic Stimulus Package in the amount of ONE  HUNDRED  EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY AND 00/100 Dollars --  $108,590.00.  In the upper right hand corner it had CHECK  NO.  121924 and in the lower right hand corner beneath the signature it had:   This is not a valid check SAMPLE.  It even had what appeared to be a tracking number along the bottom.  This check which was not a check was attached to a letter from  the  Reverse Mortgage of Texas and the letter went on to tell us that Mary Cosby had a home worth $200,000 and she was 70 years old.  Mary received $108,590 (which is 54% of the value of her home) and that if she were older than 70 she would have received more.  It also tells us that if you take advantage of this wonderful program, which is part of the Stimulus Package, that it  doesn't matter if you have a mortgage on your home, that it gets paid off.
 
Now I don't claim to be an expert on Reverse Mortgages or any other federal program BUT  I can add;  subtract;  multiply;  and divide and for some reason I have a major problem with a government program who tries to make you believe that you are getting something for nothing and that they really give a damn about people who are in their 70s or older, unless of course they are members or former members of Congress.
 
So at the risk of seeming unappreciative I believe that my wife and I will not be taking advantage of this wonderful program.  At some point in time someone in your family will have to pay the fiddler.  
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Also, the Landon Whinnery on the prayer list is our youngest grandson who had a tough week end when he took a bad fall from a horse while helping his Mom and Dad gather cattle on his other Grandma's ranch.  He got a bad cut on his head as well as knocking out a permanent tooth and being pretty banged up.
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Anyway,  I am glad to have my new computer.   There are some different features and it will take us a bit to familiarize ourselves with the new stuff so for the time being I am requesting to be taken off any  lists for multiple forwards or any  super high MB videos.
 
Also, my very favorite TV Commercial is the Geiko commercial asking if the little piggy really did cry wee,  wee,  wee,  all the way home.   This is what we need to do to the Liberals/Democrats/Socialists this coming November;  MAKE  'EM  CRY   WEE,  WEE,  WEE,  ALL  THE   WAY  HOME.
 
Keep these two thoughts in mind:
 
Only the MEDIOCRE are always at their best.
 
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
 
Later
 
JEM    


September 1st, 2010  SYMPTOM / DIRECTION / ADVERTISMENT

Greetings once again from the West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic Fossil Fuel Usin' SUV Drivin'  Gun Ownin' Angry Right Wing Conspirators.
 
SYMPTOM:
 
Last Saturday, our local liberal rag the (Sub) Standard Times had an article entitled "Cornyn Backs Off Over Birthright Citizenship".   For those of you presently residing in the "People's Republic of San Francisco" or for those who have been spending time in outer space, the Birthright Citizenship issue is referring to the so called "Anchor Babies" which are children born here in the United States to parents who are NOT  U.S. Citizens.
 
Presently, pursuant to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution any child born inside the United States is a United States citizen.  Section 1. of the 14th Amendment reads as follows:
 
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.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;  nor shall any State deprive any person of life , liberty, or  property, without due process of law;  nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
 
This Amendment was adopted July 21, 1868 which was after the Civil War and was to protect the citizenship rights of the slaves who had been brought into this country and it guaranteed citizenship to those born to those parents.
 
As you may have heard, many U.S. citizens are not in favor of this Amendment at the present time, as many pregnant illegal aliens enter our country ILLEGALLY in order to give birth to a child which will automatically be an American Citizen who CANNOT  BE  DEPORTED.  Of course this was not the reason for this Amendment to be adopted in 1868.  According to reports the number of these "Anchor Baby" births are increasing dramatically.
 
According to this article, Senator John Cornyn is backing off his earlier support of Congress reviewing the birthright citizenship.   Also this article quoted Senator Cornyn as saying that the national debate over immigration "IS  GOING  AFTER  THE  SYMPTOM  RATHER  THAN  THE  CAUSE".   Now I do not know for sure exactly what Senator Cornyn said but if he was quoted correctly in this article then he has gone down considerably in my eyes.   The article did say that he now says that the issue would be moot if the federal government would provide stronger border security.  Now with that statement I will agree.
 
But I have a bit of a problem when politicians begin to talk all this;  SYMPTOM/CAUSE or some other description pulled out of the air.  In my view the U.S. Citizenship granted to these so called "Anchor Babies" is a RESULT rather than a SYMPTOM.
 
If you really want to look at all the REASONS that the number of these "Anchor Babies" is becoming a real problem in our country, let me make a few suggestions:
 
1)   The CORRUPT  Mexican Federal Government
2)   Very poor, or non-existent BORDER  SECURITY on both sides of the Mexican border
3)   A Federal Government in the United States which is also becoming more corrupt,
4)   Very poor handling of ILLEGAL  ALIENS apprehended in the United States
5)   SANCTUARY  CITIES
6)   Corrupt State/County/City governments
7)   Progressives/Liberals/Socialists
8)   Total disregard by the Obama Administration for the U.S. Constitution
 
Once again, this is the only source I have which indicates that Senator Cornyn is starting to act like our other Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison, but it appears to me as if he is doing pretty much what the remainder of these elected boobs are doing, and that is saying whatever he needs to say in order to get a certain group of people to vote for him.
 
Incidentally, according to this article, his statements were made in Hidalgo, Texas where he appeared with the Texas Border Coalition, which opposes calls to deny citizenship to children of "Illegal Immigrants" (ILLEGAL   ALIENS) born in the U.S.
 
Keep this in mind:   Anytime you hear a politician talk about - Symptom rather than Problem - Taken out of Context - Comprehensive Reform - then you better watch out.  They are trying to get you to watch one hand while the other hand is doing something harmful.
 
DIRECTION:
 
Earlier this week I heard any number of elected Progressive/Democrat/Socialist duds or any number of Obama Appointees make the statement that our Southern Border (For those of ;you currently residing in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Massachusetts, that would be the U.S./Mexican Border) "IS  MORE  SECURE  NOW  THAN  IT  HAS  BEEN  IN  THE  PAST  TWENTY   YEARS".
 
One report even said that the first of the 1200 National Guard Troops had been sent to the U.S./Mexican border.  I heard two different numbers of  these troops - 35 on one report and 50 on the other.  First of all 1200 troops borders upon lunacy.  12,000 would be more like it.
 
Also I heard the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human (Barack Hussein Obama) say that at present ALL  SOUTHBOUND  RAIL  TRAFFIC was being monitored.  ALL  SOUTHBOUND  RAIL  TRAFFIC?   Personally I am sort of like Rhett Butler and don't really give a damn about stuff going into Mexico.
 
I am a bit more interested the traffic and people who are NORTHBOUND from Mexico INTO the United States.
 
Do you suppose that perhaps the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate Human failed Map Study?   Do you suppose his compass might be broken?
 
Or could it be that The President of the United States is lyin' his ass off.
 
I think I will go with the last reason.  If fits right in with the method of operation of his entire administration.
 
ADVERTISEMENT:
 
Last week, one entire page of the (Sub) Standard Times had been purchased by the "Back to Basics PAC".   This is the group which is backing the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist candidate for Governor of Texas against incumbent Governor Rick Perry who is a Republican.  Once again, I have not been in agreement with Governor Perry on all issues but the thought of his opponent getting his hands on the Governor's Office is appalling.
 
A couple of the failings of which he accused Governor Perry were:
 
* Ignored highest teenage birthrate in the country.
 
I am not sure about this since I have never seen any figures to support this statement.  But look again at the teenage birthrate and you will more than likely find that perhaps the states which border Mexico and have a much higher percentage of illegal aliens AND  ANCHOR  BABIES  would necessarily show an increase in teenage birth rates.
 
* Vetoed full day pre-kindergarten for "our kids".
 
I just don't understand how Governor Perry could be against the taxpayers of our state PAYING for all day baby-sitting services for certain people.  What in the hell is pre-kindergarten for?  I have heard some say that pre-kindergarten children need some guidance on how to act in group situations.   Funny, I seem to remember being taught those things by MY  PARENTS.  Also these are some of the skills we were taught IN  KINDERGARTEN.
 
* Let Texas become the state with the highest percent of adults without a high school diploma.
 
Let me go back to the first  statement in this section.  I have not seen any figures to support this and at the risk of being accused of being a right-wing-bigot, could the high number of ILLEGAL  ALIENS in our state possibly have something to do with this?  It seems to me as if many of those who do not have a high school diploma are in that situation due to THEIR  OWN  ACTIONS or lack of action in some cases.
 
* The ad went on to address went on to address the highest unemployment in 22 years.  WOW!  Isn't that funny?   Since the unemployment rate in the entire country is higher than it has been in a number of years.  I will wager that the unemployment rate in Texas is one hell of a lot less than in, shall we say Michigan?
 
The bottom line is that the economy here in Texas is well ahead of the rest of the country and I would never suggest that it was due to the superiority of Governor Rick Perry but I damn sure wouldn't urge a change to some Progressive/Democrat/Socialist candidate.  Things might not be perfect here in Texas but they are way to hell ahead of most places.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott,  Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,  Martha Ambraz - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;     John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West,  Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt.  Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English,  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL  ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds,  Michael B. Hudgens - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"The proposed mosque near where the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed along with thousands of American lives, would be a fifteen story middle finger to America."....................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"That the President of the United States has joined the chorus of those calling the Ground Zero mosque a religious freedom issue tells us a lot about the moral dry rot that is undermining this country from within."............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"There are people for whom moral preening has become a way of life.  They are out in force denouncing critics of the Ground Zero mosque............... There are others for whom a citizen of the world affectation puts them one-up on those of us who are grateful to be Americans, and to enjoy a freedom that is all too rare in other countries around the world, even at this late date in human history......... The think the United States is somehow on trial, and needs to prove itself to others by bending over backwards.   But bending over backwards does not win friends.  IT LOSES  RESPECT, INCLUDING  SELF-RESPECT.".......  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Our betters are telling us that we need to be more 'TOLERANT' and more 'SENSITIVE' to the feelings of Muslims.  But if we are supposed to be sensitive to Muslims, why are Muslims not supposed to be sensitive to the feelings of millions of Americans, for whom 9/11 was the biggest national trauma since Pearl Harbor?"....  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.".............  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;   Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;   Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barny Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;   Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;   Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;   Hillary Clinton;   Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   AL  GORE;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX);   ACLU;   UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;  NY TIMES;  LA  TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;  Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich;  Shepard Smith (FOX News)
 
MORE STUFF:
 
As of this moment, I am declaring my house a "Bristol Palin Free Zone".  I heard way too much information regarding Bristol Palin being a future contestant on "Dancing With The Stars".  Now I am sure that many of you might like this program BUT I personally had rather be pecked-to-death by a duck than be forced to watch this program.  So this is not only a Bristol Palin Free Zone, it is also a Dancing With The Stars Free Zone.
 
And please spare me any future stories regarding Levi Johnston running for  Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
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Last night I watched bits and pieces of the Address to America of the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate Human.   The first thing I noticed was that he had his hands folded in front of him and never changed position and I never really noticed a change of expression.
 
I watched this crap on FOX News Channel and of course immediately after this astonishingly uninspired speech, we were subjected to O'Reilly and a couple of guest who gave a critique to this performance.   Surprisingly enough, O'Reilly viewed the speech pretty much the same as had I.  Juan Williams, of course was in his Obama Ass-Kissing mode and tried to convince viewers that this was perhaps the greatest speech since the Gettysburg Address.
 
Occasionally Juan Williams will appear not to be in the tank for the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists but last night was NOT one of those occasions.
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One pretty cool article in the (Sub) Standard Times told of one of the three survivors of the "Navajo Code Talkers".  There were originally only 29 of them and Cpl. Chester Nez is the only one who can still communicate.  One of the others can hardly speak or hear and the other has Alzheimer's.  
 
Nez was in the 10th grade when a Marine recruiter came looking for young Navajos who were fluent in Navajo and English.   About 250 showed up at Fort Defiance, Arizona but only 29 were chosen.  None of the Code Talkers could discuss their roles until their mission was declassified 23 years after the end of World War II.
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I don't think I made mention of this fact before but during all this stimulus money and jobs created hoopla I heard how some changes had occurred in the Obama administration's reporting using completely bogus figures.
 
At first it was - JOBS  CREATED
Next was - JOBS  CREATED  OR  SAVED
Next was - JOBS  SAVED
And now we are down to -  LIVES  TOUCHED
 
Well I can tell you that ALL of our lives have been TOUCHED in one way or another by this idiotic program and of course most of us have been touched negatively.
 
When will the American People wake up and put the boot to these mutts?
 
Also this week I heard a report that Utah Senator, Orin Hatch was now supporting the building of this mosque at Ground Zero.  At one time I had  quite a bit of respect for Senator Hatch but began to lose respect when he appeared singing the praises of his "Good Friend" Teddy Kennedy... excuse me FAT  TEDDY.
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I am having some problems with my present computer and within the next couple of weeks I will more than likely replace it.
 
Messages with large numbers of bytes - particularly videos and such are causing me some problems.  So until I get this one replaced, please do not send me multiple forwards or high MB forwards as they are causing me some problems.  I would really appreciate you doing this until I can get things changed.
 
Later
 
JEM

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August 25th, 2010  CONGRESS / VACATION / ESPANOLA

Greetings once again from the West Texas Association Of Gun Clinging SUV And Pickup Owning Right Wing Conspiratorial Angry Right Wing Mob Members.
 
CONGRESS:
 
I spent the entire week last week in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and other than just a couple of minutes of TV watching I was not subjected to any of the national news boobs.
 
However, on our way home we stopped to eat breakfast in a small cafe in Del Norte, Colorado and while there I caught my first news broadcast of any length while waiting for our meal to be served.  The first story I heard was that former major league baseball pitcher, Roger Clemens, had been indicted on several counts regarding his testimony before some useless Congressional Committee Hearing regarding his alleged use of steroids several years back.  Clemens denied having knowingly used any type of performance enhancing substance.
 
Anyway, one of the charges was something like Obstruction of Congress.   Actually it seems to me as if our country would be a bit better off if these elected turds were obstructed a bit more.
 
 I have often heard it said that you cannot commit theft from a thief.   If that is so then it would stand to reason that you cannot tell a lie to a bunch of liars, which is exactly what the large majority of our Representatives and Senators are.
 
Now keep in mind, Congress was doing their superb investigation into steroid use in major league baseball and they had a number of current and former players testifying before their irredeemably stupid committee.  And also keep in mind that the use of steroids during much of the time period which their investigation was centered WAS  NOT  ILLEGAL.
 
So with that being said, there are a few things that I would request that Congress stay away from:
 
Keep your asses away from my sports
Keep your asses away from my pass times
Keep your asses out of my bank account
Keep your asses out of my daily life
Keep your asses away from our healthcare
Keep your asses out of my state unless you are one of our elected varmints
Keep your asses away from Border Security
Keep your asses away from our right to own and bear arms
Keep your asses away from our education systems
 
In short, leave the American people ALONE.   DO  NOT  TRY  TO  HELP  US  ANYMORE!
 
And keep in mind, our idiot President wants Congress to get involved in the NCAA Football post season playoffs.......... Like the BCS hasn't got it screwed up enough already.
 
VACATION:
 
During our trip we drove a total of 2044 miles and I am plenty tired of driving.  However our daughter doesn't have her 50th Birthday every year so the drive was well worth it.  Also, I had forgotten how it was traveling with children.
 
One day when my wife and daughter went on a trip to Montrose, Colorado, I took my 12 year old and 10 year old grandsons on a day trip to Gunnison, Colorado to do some shopping for school.  When we left Lake City my 10 year old grandson was in the front seat of my PICKUP and the 12 year old was in the back seat.   We had not been on the road long before the 12 year old began to pick at the 10 year old in the front seat.   I told him that he needed to remember that on our trip back, he would be riding in the front seat and the 10 year old would be in the back seat and that payback might be a bit more than he wanted to deal with.
 
We got through with our shopping at the Gene Taylor's Sporting Goods store which is one of the best stores on the planet.  We ate and started on our trip back.   Sure enough the 10 year old got in the back seat and the 12 year old got into the front seat.

We had traveled approximately 14 blocks when I heard a scream and looked and saw that the 10 year old had applied "The Vulcan Death Grip" on the 12 year old.  He then began to make the 12 year old say derogatory things about himself and if the statements were not coming out fast enough to suit him he simply applied a bit more pressure until the desired results were reached.
 
After a bit they got interested in something else and the trip was fairly quiet until the 10 year old was overcome by an uncontrollable urge to apply  "The Vulcan Death Grip" on the 12 year old again.  The scuffle began to spill over onto the console and I had to put a halt to the festivities.
 
All in all, a great day.  Grand kids are plenty funny.
 
ESPANOLA:
 
Both going to and coming from Colorado it was necessary to travel through one of my least favorite spots on Planet Earth.   This would be Espanola, New Mexico.  If you ever get the opportunity to spend some time in Espanola, New Mexico.......... DON'T  DO  IT.  
 
For years Espanola has had the reputation of being one of the most corrupt cities in one of the most corrupt counties in the State of New Mexico.   The traffic there is horrible and the divided highway between Espanola, NM and Santa Fe, NM is ALWAYS  under construction.   Just as soon as the construction is complete, they think of something else to give them reason to tear the road up again.

BUT, I am sure you will be happy to know that while traveling through this garden spot in a matter of just a couple of miles on U.S. Highway 285, we saw not one but TWO  COMMUNITY  REINVESTMENT  signs letting us all know that our tax dollars were well spent.  I heard and read that each of these signs costs the taxpayers of this country $10,000.00.  Two of these useless signs were all we saw.  Unless I miss my guess there were probably a few more.
 
Now if you are not familiar with the Rio Grande River let me give you a short lesson on this very long river.   The Rio Grande River begins in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado between Creede, Colorado and Lake City, Colorado.   In Colorado you cross the Rio Grande River several times and for a number of miles Colorado 149 runs parallel to the Rio Grande.   In Colorado the Rio Grande is a cold, clear, fast moving river with spots containing white water.
 
The next time you spot the Rio Grande River is in,  you guessed it,  Espanola, New Mexico where it resembles a slow moving stream of dark chocolate milk.   It is so muddy and ugly it makes you ill to look at it.  But, why should we be surprised?  After all.......  it's in Espanola.
 
The Rio Grande River works its way down through Albuquerque;   Socorro;   Truth or Consequences and Las Cruces, New Mexico then enters Texas and is the Southern border which separates Texas from the country of Mexico.   The Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Port Isabel.   There are several large lakes along the Rio Grande in New Mexico and Texas BUT  the Rio Grande is at its absolutely ugliest while flowing through Espanola, New Mexico.
 
If one wished to give Planet Earth an enema, the tube would be inserted at Espanola, New Mexico.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott,  Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM;   Kathleen Whinnery -CO;     Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;     John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West,  Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt.  Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English,  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL  ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,   LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
While I was gone I missed reading the columns of Thomas Sowell and one of the first things I did upon returning was pull up the FIVE  columns he had written during my absence.  They were loaded with some really great observations.  Here are a few:
 
"The bean-counters have struck again -- this time in the sports pages.  Two New York Times sport writers have discovered that baseball coaches from minority groups are found more often coaching at first base than at third base.  Moreover, third-base coaches become managers more often than first-base coaches................  This may seem to be just another passing piece of silliness.  But it is part of a more general bean-counting mentality that turns statistical differences into grievances.  The time is long overdue to throw this race card out of the deck and start seeing it for the gross fallacy that it is."......  THOMAS   SOWELL
 
"Anyone who has watched football over the years has probably seen at least a  hundred black players score touchdowns --- and not one black player kick the extra point.   Is this because of some twisted racist who doesn't mind black players scoring touchdowns but hates to see them kicking the extra points?"................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"At our leading engineering schools -- M.I.T.,  CalTech,  etc. -- whites are under-represented and Asians over-represented.   Is this the anti-white racism or pro-Asian racism?  Or are different groups just different?"................  THOMAS   SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.".............  PATRICK  HENRY
 
"Certainly no power over religious discipline has been delegated to the general government.  It must thus rest with the states as far as it can be in any human authority.".....................................  THOMAS  JEFFERSON
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;   Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;   Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barny Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;   Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;   Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;   Hillary Clinton;   Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   AL  GORE;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;   UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;  NY TIMES;  LA  TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;  Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich;  Shepard Smith (FOX News);   Alan Colmes (FOX News)
 
MORE STUFF:
 
San Angelo, Texas has had something like 26 days in a row when the temperature reached in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  That ended yesterday.  We had a really nice rain and this morning when I got up to take my walk it was about 66 degrees with a slight breeze.  Sure felt good.   It was not a perfect morning but damn close.
 
It reminded me that my favorite time of the year is fast approaching.
 
Last December, if you picked up a copy of the (Sub) Standard Times and saw where the Garden City Bearkats had defeated the Strawn Greyhound 122 to 88, most of you would think that this was a pretty high scoring basketball game.  High scoring?  Yes.   Basketball game?  NO!  This just happened to be the final score of the Division I, Texas High School Six-Man Football Championship game.
 
Since moving to San Angelo, Texas I have really become a huge fan of Texas Six-Man Football.  I have driven over 100 miles on several occasions to watch a couple of the small school teams play and have never been disappointed.  In 2008, my wife and I drove to Lubbock to watch the Strawn Greyhounds win the Championship and the week prior I had driven close to 200 miles - one way to watch Strawn in a semi-final game.   Then a couple of weeks later my wife and I drove another 200 miles one way to watch the Texas Class A High School Championship Game between the Bremond Tigers and the Munday Moguls which was won by the Moguls who had maybe the best looking high school team I saw that year.
 
In last year's Garden City/Strawn contest the losing team had one young man who had 18 carries for 167 yards and another back with 23 carries for 282 yards.   While the winning Bearkats had one young man with 8 carries for 81 yards and the leading rusher had 21 carries for 441 yards.  And this last young man will be back this season.
 
You can take the NFL and put it where the sun don't shine.  Give me Texas High School Football every time.   Season starts this week end.
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I saw a news clip on an incident in Russia where they had fixed up a harness and put it on a mule and had attached the harness to a para-sail and the mule went airborne and the crowd went wild.  BUT, who went wilder?  Why, PETA and a bunch of other Animal Rights groups.  The mule didn't appear to be hurt and the thought crossed my mind that perhaps these Animal Rights fanatic groups  must have way too much time on their hands.
 
Now I am against animal cruelty and like animals as well or better than most but some of these boobs could better spend their time in trying to find out why Goofy can talk and Pluto can't.  (Now for those of you in the People's Republic of San Francisco, I might point out that Goofy is Mickey Mouse's best friend and Pluto is Mickey Mouse's pet.  The point being is that they are BOTH  DOGS and one can talk and the other can't.)
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On the subject of Walt Disney, I heard a story that a female employee who was Muslim and worked in the public view, wished to wear a scarf during Ramadan.  Her request was turned down.  BUT she was offered another position behind the scenes where she could wear her scarf.  Of course she was torn apart by this decision made by the insensitive Disney staff and quit her job.  According to the reports, any Disney employee who works in the public view MAY  NOT  exhibit any jewelry or any article of clothing which might draw undue attention to that employee.   This is an agreement which all employees sign PRIOR to being hired.
 
I have about had enough of all of us conservative Americans being expected to be sensitive to the needs of all these other special interest groups while they dump all over us.  So to this former Muslim Disney employee I must simply say,  TOUGH SHIT!
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Also, I have had about my fill of this trite saying:  "We are looking for someone who can THINK  OUTSIDE  THE  BOX."
 
It would please me no end if we could have some elected officials and government employees who could THINK  INSIDE  THE  BOX.   Or perhaps THINK  IN  THE VICINITY  OF  THE  BOX.
 
Or even better  THINK  WHEN  THERE  AIN'T  NO  BOX.
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Well I see that the good people of Arizona will have to more than likely put up with John McCain for another SIX  years.
 
I really didn't know much about J.D. Hayworth but all I needed to know was that he WAS  NOT  John McCain.  I'm sure that Arizonans know their folks much better than me but I have about had my fill of John McCain.  Just watch and see if he doesn't drift back into his RINO mode and start pushing for another hidden amnesty bill.
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That's about it for this week.  Please keep our men and women serving in the U.S. Military in our prayers.   They need them now more than ever.

Later
 
JEM

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August 11th, 2010  CONS / ENTERTAINMENT / FALSE

Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of Vast Right Wing Jingoistic SUV Drivin' Gun Ownin' Carbon Footprint Leavin'  Fossil Fuel Usin' Conspirators.
 
FALSE:
 
I read an article earlier this week on the editorial page of the (Sub) Standard Times.   The article was by David Broder who is a columnist for the Washington Post and generally takes a liberal view on practically everything.
 
His article dealt with comments made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who is a Republican Senator from Kentucky.  He had several quotes attributed to Mitch McConnell and I must admit that if these statements made by McConnell are accurate then I have a bit of a problem with either the honesty or the character judgement of the Kentucky Republican.  I will list a few of the quotes from the article, some of which contain statements attributed to McConnell:
 
"The Senate, far from failing this country is operating very much as the Founders intended."
 
"I don't think we have a collegiality problem, McConnel said, citing his own warm feelings toward Majority Leader Harry Reid and retiring Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, another Democrat."
 
"McConnell ascribed much of the distress both Packer and I had recorded to the natural impatience of new members.  The Senate,he said, takes a bit of getting used to.  But if they stick it out, these newcomers will learn to love the old rules, he said, and to abandon their foolish impulses to change them."
 
For some reason,  I have a bit of a problem believing that any true conservative could actually believe that our country is operating very much as the Founders intended.  We can look back in history and not find anything remotely resembling the lunacy which seems to have taken over our Senate and House of Representatives.  And if Senator Mitch McConnell actually does believe this then true conservative Republicans need to replace him.
 
Now, let us address the second statement attributed to McConnell.  You know, the one citing McConnell's "WARM  FEELINGS" toward Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and  retiring Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd.   If these statements were indeed expressed by Senator McConnell then one can only surmise that he fell victim to an attack of rabid feral cats.  I have a major problem supporting ANYONE who would claim warm feelings for either of these two mutts.
 
This brings me to address the term "My Friend" or "My Very Good Friend" which is overused by most U.S. Senators and Congressmen.  John McCain always addresses someone as "My Friend" when he is answering a question which he doesn't want to answer.  He also uses these terms when speaking of other members of the House or Senate.   I guess one could accept this as just being polite BUT when I hear someone use, "My Friend Senator Kennedy" or "My Very Good Friend Senator Harry Reid" or any others of that ilk, I must believe that whoever used the term(s) either is LYING or has the intellect of a can of Meow Mix.  In either case, they have lost me for good.
 
And if the last statement attributed to McConnell is accurate then I have a major problem with his ability to judge anything and therefore has no business being in a position to pass legislation which will affect us all.
 
So, is Washington Post columnist David Broder telling is information which is FALSE?  If not then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been feeding us FALSE information for years trying to pass himself off as a true conservative.
 
Like I have been saying for awhile, it is not only the Democrats/Liberals/Socialists/Progressive who have been lying to us for a good long time.   The Republicans have also fallen victim to the poison which is prevalent in Washington, D.C.   CLEAN  'EM  OUT.
 
ENTERTAINMENT:
 
This past week end, most of the football watching world was watching the NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which was held on Saturday.   Since I have the NFL Channel I knew that it would also be shown in its entirety on Sunday.  So instead of watching it live I was glued to the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Channel.  I watched "The Prince and the Pauper";  "The Adventures of Robin Hood";   "The Sea Hawk";  "The Adventures of Don Juan";  and a documentary on the life of the star of those movies,  Errol Flynn.  Earlier in the week I had watched another classic Flynn movie "The Charge of the Light Brigade".
 
Not only do I think Errol Flynn was a pretty damn  great actor, but his movies carried a good message and had lots of other really top notch actors and actresses.
 
I began to think of all of the really great movies and stars which I learned to like as I was growing up, I also reflected back on the animation which we had from actually the late 1930s through the 1960s.  I had always been told that truly good animation was an animated cartoon which you could understand and appreciate with the sound turned off.   I have tried this on occasion and when Elmer Fudd blows the bill off Daffy Duck, the sound isn't really all that necessary.

But when one attempts to watch something like:  The Simpsons;  The Family Guy;  Spongebob Squarepants;  or any of the other modern day animated programs you will find that it depends upon dialogue rather than the animated action.
 
I can honestly say that I have NEVER been able to watch a complete episode of any of these modern day animated programs.   They are poorly written and depend upon the lack of taste of today's viewers.
 
I happen to have DVDs of most of the Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.  I will eventually have the MGM cartoons also (Droopy,  Tom & Jerry, and several others).   Of course your grandchildren will never be exposed to any of the old classic stuff as it was "Too Violent".   So it is much less stress on a child to watch and listen to some of these new characters use bad language with sexual innuendos than it was on us to see Bugs Bunny outsmart Yosemite Sam with various non existent items such as a myriad of fat cannons and of course any number of items manufactured by the ACME Company.
 
Today's entertainment in most movies depends upon special effects  or graphic sex.  Damn little acting actually goes on.   Who do we have in the entertainment world today who is fit to be named in the same paragraph as Spencer Tracy,  Clark Gable,  Tyrone Power,  Basil Rathbone, Errol Flynn,  Gregory Peck,  Charles Laughton, Marlon Brando or John Wayne?   And on the actress side;  Bette Davis; Kathryn Hepburn;  Audrey Hepburn;  Maureen O'Hara;  Olivia DeHaviland;  Jean Simmons;  Judy Garland;  Grace Kelly; Hattie McDaniel or Elizabeth Taylor?
 
And the list could go on for a long time.
 
Just as in comedy, most of today's comedians are NOT  FUNNY.
 
I sure think most of us were very fortunate to have grown up during a time when actors and actresses were viewed as STARS.  I'm sorry but I have a problem viewing Jen and Brad and Angelina in that same light.  Of course this is all just my opinion.  I just happen to be RIGHT.
 
CONS:
 
I am sure that many of you receive telephone calls and printed mail which comes to us in the form of a "Survey"  or a "Poll".   Isn't it funny that every single piece of printed material has at the end of the "survey or poll" a spot where you can check either the amount you wish to contribute or a blank space for you to put in an alternate amount.
 
Then the telephone polls and surveys ask you a myriad of questions about a subject on which you may or may not be interested and although they tell you pretty early in the call that they are not calling to ask for money but always at the end they put the touch on us for money.
 
These people are no better than con men who are attempting to get you to give them something for which you will receive absolutely nothing which was promised.
 
I have come to the point where I am not particularly polite to these folks.   On some I hang up immediately;   some I get pretty ugly with them;  on occasion I will let them go on thinking that they are making progress and end up giving them a quick blast from a canned air horn.
 
The bottom line is this.  There are people out there who want to get you to commit to the either by mail or by phone and in the process obtain personal information on you which can be used in some other scam which could cause you some anxious moments.
 
I did participate in a Rasmussin Poll last week and it was a pretty simple poll.  It was a poll about the effectiveness of the Obama Administration and it took about 5 minutes with all answers either  YES or NO or from VERY SATISFIED to VERY DISSATISFIED and it was all done by punching the numbers 1 through 4 on the telephone keypad.
 
I have also received by mail in the past a poll from the Nielsen Rating System on television program preferences.  I didn't mind doing that one.
 
But most of these you receive now either by telephone or through the mail are con jobs and they all want money.   
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott,  Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,  Lorna Bray - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;     John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West,  Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt.  Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English,  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL  ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"One of the biggest fallacies of our time is the notion that, if all groups are not proportionally represented in institutions, professions or income levels, that shows something wrong with society.  The very possibility that people make their own choices, and that those choices have consequences -- for themselves and for others -- is ignored.  Society is the universal scapegoat."..............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"If test scores are not the same for people from different backgrounds, that is no proof that there is something wrong with the tests.  Tests do not exist to show what your potential was when you entered the world but to measure what ;you have actually accomplished since then, as a guide to what you are likely to continue to do in the future.  Tests convey a difference that tests did not create.   But the messenger gets blamed for the bad news."...THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, it acts are un-authoritative, void and of no force.".............  THOMAS   JEFFERSON
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace.  May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."......  SAMUEL  ADAMS
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me,  give me liberty or give me death."............PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;   Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;   Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barny Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;   Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;   Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;   Hillary Clinton;   Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   AL  GORE;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;   UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;  NY TIMES;  LA  TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;  Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich;  Shepard Smith (FOX News)
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
Is it just me or is it becoming more obvious that the only jobs that Barack Hussein Obama is really interested in saving are UNION  JOBS?   Why should it come as a surprise to anyone whose total work experience was as a Community Organizer, be in the pockets of the UNIONS?
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Last week I had the television on FOX News and had left the room and when I came back the Sean Hannity Show was on and he was talking with Elizabeth Hasselbeck from "The View".  Mrs. Hasselbeck is the one conservative lady on the panel on that idiotic show.  They were discussing Barack Obama's appearance on this program.   Hannity said that he thought Obama had made an excellent choice by choosing to appear on "The VIew".  Now I don't know if he was just kissing up to Mrs. Hasselbeck or he actually believed what he had said.  If he was serious then I think he should join the ladies on "The View" and turn his prime time evening hour over to Whoopi Goldberg.
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I was unable to catch the complete report  but saw pieces of it several times.  It was regarding a little girl in Portland, Oregon who opened up a neighborhood lemonade stand and was promptly shut down by the City of Portland and was told that prior to opening it up again she would be required to purchase a city license which I believe the report said cost about $200.00.  The report showed a photo of the little girl and the thought crossed my mind that the City of Portland  must be under the leadership of drunken monkeys.
 
Later on that evening I did see another report which said that the City of Portland had re-considered their original stand.
 
The thought crossed my mind that with the economy of our country headed down the drain, there might just be a couple of items which should draw a city government's attention over a little girl operating a lemonade stand.
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Since I had a few idle moments this past week I wondered about a few things:
 
1)  Why do they sterilize the needles to be used for LETHAL  INJECTIONS?
 
2)  "You can't have your cake and eat it too".   How much sense does this statement make?  If you are not going to be able to eat your own cake then what good does it do to possess it?
 
3)  Is everyone else as caught up as I am with the report that  film maker SPIKE  LEE is upset over the report that the U.S. Government is releasing information that 75% of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico is gone?  It is pretty tough to think that Spike Lee is upset over something.
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Does anyone other than the Palin family really give a crap about Bristol Palin breaking up again with Levi Johnston?
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This week, the world's most articulate and intelligent human was in Texas.  No, I didn't go to Austin to get a glimpse of him.  But what really got my backside red as a baboons's was that on the front page of the (Sub) Standard Times they ran a photograph of Barack Hussein Obama giving the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign to the Austin crowd.  As I understand it, he came to Texas to do a fund raiser for Democrat Governor Candidate, Bill White.  However I have yet to see a photograph or a video clip of Obama and White together.  Plenty of pictures of Obama and Republican Governor Rick Perry.
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I will be out of pocket for a couple of weeks.   We are leaving in a couple of days for Colorado to visit our daughter and her family as well as a couple of other grandsons and great grandson.  I have been checking the weather and Lake City, Colorado has been reaching an average high temperature of about 70 degrees with the low in the low 40s.    Our lows here in San Angelo have been in the low 70s with highs of over 100 degrees for about the past 3 weeks.   I am looking forward to cooler weather,  daughter, grand kids,  great grand kid and friends.  We will also stop in Hobbs on our way back home.
 
SO ------  PLEASE  HOLD   ALL  E-MAILS  BEGINNING  FRIDAY  MORNING  UNTIL  MONDAY, AUGUST 23.  2010.
 
See you all in a couple of weeks.

JEM

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August 4th, 2010  ETHICS / OTHER STUFF

Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of Conspiratorial Right Wing Xenophobic Fear Mongering Spreaders Of Hate.
 
Although I used the term Xenophobic in the previous sentence, it is not that I feel that most Conservative Americans are Xenophobes, but yet this is a term applied to all Conservatives by the Progressives/Socialists/Democrats/Liberals.   And once again I must tell everyone that I have never phobed one single Xeno.
 
I did find out a couple of things though, on which President Barack Hussein Obama and I have in common:
 
1)  Neither of us was invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding
 
2)  We both are followers of Marx.***
 
*** Barack has chosen to follow Karl while I have chosen the teachings of Harpo. (Although I did appreciate the musical talents of Chico).
 
ETHICS:
 
Now here is a word that does not belong in the same sentence as the names of Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters.   Yet it appears that both will be facing ethics charges due to their conduct while members of the United States House of Representatives.
 
Of course there have been reports of some of their antics which should be in violation of House Ethics Rules but also quite possibly violations of criminal statutes. 
 
Now just stop and think for a moment if either Charles Rangel or Maxine Waters were a member of the Republican Party, I am sure that Attorney General Eric Holder would be pursuing criminal prosecution of these two mutts.
 
I have often heard people say that while they might not like the actions of a particular person, that you should RESPECT  THE  OFFICE  AND  POSITION  held by that person.  Now while that might look good in print, most of us find it somewhat difficult to separate the office from the person holding it.
 
I have a real problem respecting the office of U.S. Congressman or U.S. Senator or for that matter President of the United States when many of those positions are held by people who have no regard whatsoever for the people of the United States or anything else which does not promote their own personal advancement or economic position.
 
I am 73 years old and can remember every President from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the present holder of the Presidency, Barack Hussein Obama.   Some of them I have liked and some I have disliked.  Even the ones whom I liked made decisions with which I disagreed and conversely some of the ones whom I did not like would occasionally do something or take a position with which I did agree.
 
All that went out the window with the election of Barack Hussein Obama.   I have no respect for him as a person or as a President.  And I certainly have no respect for most of the people whom he has appointed as either a Presidential Cabinet Secretary or a personal advisor or ANY of his so called Czars.
 
At the present time, this person who holds the office of President of the United States has either forced through legislation which in my opinion will either infringe on our individual rights or shred the United States Constitution.
 
His two appointments to the United States Supreme Court are in my opinion the worst since Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Thank God that neither Sotomayor or Kagen are replacing a Judge who had Constitutional views.
 
In thinking about the place that real ETHICS  holds in the Obama administration, I must believe that either Obama himself and his followers have no real idea of the meaning of the word and then I begin to believe that anyone who has been in office and served in Washington, D.C. for much over two years has completely lost sight of the meaning or the application of the term ETHICS.
 
And in all fairness I must also say that these violations of ethical behavior are not limited to the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist members of Congress.  There are a number of Republican and so called Conservative members who are pushing the envelope also.
 
November, 2010 will be a month in which we can begin to take back control of our country.  I really feel that if we do not take back control of either the House or the Senate that America as we know it is in danger of collapse.  It would be nice to take back control of BOTH Houses of Congress but I feel that we MUST  take control of at least one.
 
And when I say WE, I mean Conservative Americans;   Non-Socialist  Americans;   Americans who are more interested in what is right or wrong over what makes us feel good;   Politically Honest Americans over Politically Correct Americans.
 
Also be aware of your candidates for office at your state and local levels.  Socialists at that level are as dangerous to our way of life as anyone.
 
DO  NOT  GIVE  UP  WITHOUT  A  FIGHT.
 
OTHER  STUFF:
 
This past week I noticed a number of articles and letters to the editor in our local (Sub) Standard Times.
 
Here is an example of how the liberals/socialists/progressives think.   In the very first line of one letter the writer expressed his/her displeasure with conservatives calling them "Right-Wing Zealots".   This writer said that these Right-Wing Zealots say that they support the Constitution while liberals are out to destroy those things and that the "Major threat to our Constitution and Bill of Rights comes from the people who call themselves conservatives".
 
Then in the very next sentence he/she showed just exactly what a shallow grasp that he/she had regarding our Constitution.  The writer said "The Second Amendment only guarantees the right to bear arms for a military purpose, not for personal use."   
 
Isn't it too bad that the United States Supreme Court does not agree with him/her?   One must really wonder if this "Boob" or "Boobette", whichever fits, has ever taken the time to read the Second Amendment?  It is quite apparent that the writer has the idea that the Bill of Rights must mean "COLLECTIVE  RIGHTS"  rather than "INDIVIDUAL  RIGHTS"..
 
Once again, a liberal/progressive/socialist thinking person has completely missed the point of the Bill of Rights and has also obviously not been paying attention to recent Supreme Court Decisions regarding the Second Amendment.
 
Again I might point out that our RIGHTS  are GIVEN  TO  US  BY   THE  CREATOR.  The United States Constitution guarantees that these rights SHALL  BE  PROTECTED  FROM  GOVERNMENT  INTRUSION.   Well that is until the Obama administration took power..
 
Of course this mutt/muttess went on to whine about TERRORISTS  being held without trial or charges and of course equated enhanced interrogation with torture.  Then of course the writer went on to address Prayer in School, I guess falling back on the erroneous  view that the Constitution actually calls for a SEPARATION of Church and State and of course summed up the letter by saying that it is the Conservatives who are the main threat to our freedom, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
 
Since the Bill of Rights is A  PART  OF  THE  CONSTITUTION and NOT a SEPARATE document, one must think that this writer has the intellectual depth of a bag of Kitty Litter, and I am being generous.
 
The reason I used the him/her designation is that the first name of this mindless turd/turdess could be either male or female.
 
MORE  OTHER  STUFF:
 
In another letter submitted to the crack editorial staff of the (Below) Standard Times another local Democrat/Socialist/Progressive/Liberal wrote a letter whining about the Republicans wanting to extend the Bush Tax Cuts.  Apparently he is not aware that some Democrat Congressmen are also in favor of extending thd Bush Tax Cuts.  He then began to go off into his annual income and how much more he paid in taxes during the Bush administration than he will be required to pay under the Obama reign.  He published some figures and I actually do not see  how he could be telling the truth about his tax burden.   I know that perhaps some of you are wondering how I could possibly think that a Democrat/Liberal/Socialist/Progressive would not be telling the truth, let me drop a couple of names on you:  Charles Rangel;   Bill Clinton;   Jesse Jackson;  Maxine Waters;   Ray Nagin;   Alcee Hastings;  Nancy Pelosi;   John Edwards;..... that's enough to make my point.
 
A couple of days back I got a letter in the mail letting me know how much my income would increase in the tax year 2010.  Now neither my wife or I received an increase in our Social Security and neither did anyone else.  My wife received no increase in her retirement.  I received a huge increase in my primary retirement of $654.  My federal income tax this year, 2010, will INCREASE over 2009 by $1,444.   Now I don't know what type of education that his liberal varmint has but I do know that in almost every school that I can think of and yes I am even including our magnificent Public (Government) Education System, that $1,444.00 IS  GREATER than $654.00.  So this is a fairly good indication that I shall pay more in taxes under the Obama administration than I did under the Bush administration..  I am looking at my figures as I am writing this letter and I know them to be correct.
 
I will not even go into how much more certain goods and services will be for every American once the Obama administration gets through taxing various businesses and power companies.  And I can assure you that those business taxes will be passed on to all of us.  Even the dim-witted Liberals/Democrats/Progressives/Socialists  will have those costs passed on to them but they will more than likely be way too stupid to realize it until it is too late.
 
FINAL  ON  ETHICS:
 
I have read several articles and editorial comments regarding Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters.  My opinion on both of them is one which you can apply to most of the national elected officials.  And it is a rather simple supposition:
 
These national elected officials believe that the RULES  APPLY  TO  US  BUT  NOT  TO  THEM.  In my opinion it is really obvious that not only Rangel and Waters but MOST if not ALL of these people are just arrogant enough to believe that they ARE  ABOVE  THE  RULES and therefore ABOVE  THE  LAW.   And it is fairly easy to see how these mutts have come to think in this manner.

They have seen their predecessors and others at their level get away with the same antics for years.   When you see others doing the same acts and they do not receive admonishment or punishment for their deeds then it must be OK.   So if that is the case then these people are not nearly as smart as we have been led to believe.  But in the long run, who's really at fault?  And my answer is that the people who keep electing these sub-standard vermin to office.
 
NOW  IS  THE  TIME  TO  PUT  A  STOP  TO  IT  ALL.   Change the look of both Houses of Congress and if the new ones are not an improvement, either recall,  impeach, or vote them out.  Keep in mind, a recall and impeachment are in our laws for a very good reason.  Let's start using them.  It might not be easy but then again think how life under a permanent Obama administration will be.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott,  Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton,  Kaleigh Paige Hudgens - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;    John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West,  Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt.  Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English,  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL  ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,   LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"Someone once said that the headline  Dog  Bites Man   is not news, but  Man  Bites Dog   is.   We are now starting to get  Democrat Bites Democrat   news."....  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Part of the polarization that Barack Obama has caused among the American public has been due to the fact that some people do not look behind rhetoric and symbolism.   Such people are prime candidates to become part of the Obama cult.  Those who look only at the deeds tend to become critics.  But those who closely follow both his words and his deeds are the most outraged of all, because of the gross contradictions  between those  words  and those deeds."................   THOMAS   SOWELL
 
"Regardless of what immigration policy anyone believes in, the government cannot carry out that police until after it has first gained control of the borders."....  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The States can best govern our home concerns and the general (federal) our foreign ones.  I wish, therefore.... never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market.".....................  THOMAS  JEFFERSON, letter to Judge William Johnson, 1823
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.".............   PATRICK  HENRY 
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;   Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;   Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barny Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;   Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;   Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;   Hillary Clinton;   Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   AL  GORE;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;   UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;  NY TIMES;  LA  TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;   John Testor;  Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich;  Shepard Smith (FOX News)
 
STILL MORE  STUFF:
 
Last Monday, I had a visit from a man with whom I had been corresponding via e-mail for several years.  I had never met him in person and he lives in our neighboring state to the North,  Oklahoma.  We had a great visit and I got to thinking back and I believe that he is about the tenth person from out of town who has taken their time to contact me when they came through or to San Angelo.  It is always nice to meet someone in person with whom you have corresponded over a period of time and once again I was very pleased and very honored to think that someone with this gentleman's background would think enough of me to come for a visit.
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Now here is a little item I heard on a radio news report last week.  Outgoing New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is considering giving a Full Governmental Pardon to William Bonny.  Now for those of you who reside in the "People's Republic of San Francisco", William Bonny was also known as Billy the Kid.
 
The thought struck me that Billy the Kid had been dead for well over a hundred years so a pardon would be fairly useless at the present time.  So I took the Rhett Butler view of the whole matter and  I say,  Frankly Bill, I don't give a damn.
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I was watching a program on the Animal Planet.  The program was an episode of "Whale Wars".  The story behind this whole deal is that a group of environmentalist turds have received enough funding from various sources to purchase and outfit two pretty good size ships, one named "The Steve Irwin" and the other "The Bob Barker".  I think the funding for the second ship came from the former TV game host, who I always thought was a bit of a turd anyway.
 
These two ships are manned by some men and women who obviously have way too much time on their hands and access to way too much money and they have dedicated their lives and fortunes to saving whales in the Antarctic Ocean.
 
Now first of all let me say that I sort of like whales and think they are pretty neat creatures and do not particularly like to see them killed.  BUT there are a certain number of licenses issued every year to the Japanese whaling industry and they are allowed to harvest that number of whales.  They have several hunt ships and one factory ships where the whales are processed.  I should also mention that every part of the whale is used in Japan.
 
Anyway these environmentalists harass the whaling ships and get close to them and fire projectiles onto the whaling ships which contain various chemicals which will create a horrible odor and if it touches the whale meat it ruins it.
 
On occasion these environmental boobs will BOARD the whaling ships and of course immediately demand their release and contact generally the Australian government and get them involved.
 
This season they also have added another very small and very fast boat, the Ady Gil which is privately owned and operated by some boob who sounded Australian or English.  The Ady Gil is very fast but of course cannot carry a huge amount of fuel so on occasion they have to wait for fuel from one of the other ships.
 
All of these ships in addition to firing on the whaling ships and on occasion boarding them also drag a very large cable and on occasion can entangle the propeller of one of the whaling vessels and bring it to a stop and as I understand can disable the whaling ship.  So in typical Liberal/Progressive/Socialist manner, it is OK for the environmentalists to damage the Japanese ships but an act against God if the Japanese vessels retaliate.
 
But this week the Japanese ship rammed the Ady Gil and eventually sunk it.  This was several million dollars worth of equipment at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean.  And of course in typical liberal fashion the environmentalists  were crying the blues and wanting criminal charges filed and demanding all kinds of action and were turned down by the Marine Authorities.
 
On a final note the head of this anti-whaling fleet is the FOUNDER of GreenPeace and was so radical they kicked him out.  Kicked out of GreenPeace?   What a mutt he must be.  Anyway I'm sure that most of the liberals who watched that episode equated the sinking of the Ady Gil to the death of Old Yeller but I thought it was justice being served.
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That's about it for this week but I do wish we would all remember some special people in our prayers.  Of course we always pray for our men and women serving in the U.S. Military.  But I would like to include in our prayers the men and women who work for the federal law enforcement agencies.   I know many of these folks and they are operating under some really restrictive rules of engagement.  The ones I know want to do their jobs without fear of reprisal but that is not in the cards under this present administration.  And for that matter it was pretty much the same under the Bush administration.  Let's get us a President and Cabinet who have the guts to enforce the laws and fight the battles like they should be fought.  Enough placating countries who don't give the first damn about us.
 
We already know that the City of New York has folded like a cheap tent on the Mosque business.  It sure looks like the City of New York and our federal government are eating out of the same trough.
 
Let's get some new hogs and a new trough.
 
Later
 



July 28th 2010  FRIENDS / JESSE / RACE

FRIENDS:
 
I guess that the older you get, the more you realize how much certain people have meant to you down through the years.  I really feel fortunate to have developed some really good friends in my lifetime.  Some of them have been recent friendships and of course many of them are many years old.
 
Today I was blessed with a visit from an old friend whom I have known since the early 1960's.  He now lives in Galveston, Texas and he is a former Police Officer,  Coach, and is still involved in teaching at the high school level.  He and his wife of the past six years came through San Angelo earlier today and I got the chance to meet them for lunch.  I had not seen my friend since 2005 when he was in San Angelo for the Texas High School Coach's Clinic.
 
Of course we spoke of our families and some old mutual friends, including many who have passed away.  And of course we spoke of football and some old mutual law enforcement friends and some funny things we had seen down through the years.
 
You can really tell how much you have missed these friends when you realize that your thought processes are pretty much the same and you and he will, on occasion, make the same statement in unison.
 
We spoke about some of the really unusual characters we had known down through the years and also lamented together about how many of the changes in both the teaching and law enforcement professions had not all been necessarily for the best.
 
In all honesty I can say that I feel pretty sorry for many of those who are going into those two fields at this particular juncture in time.  I am completely serious when I say that I would not take a cool million in cash for the good and bad times I have experienced over the past 50 years and while I never forget that fact, it is really great to get to see old friends who can help you re-live some of those times.
 
I would like to be able to get together with many of my old friends and be able to put down in a readable form some of the stuff we have all experienced.  Of course many of these old friends have passed on and I really do think of most of them at least once a day.  I cannot wait for the next occasion when I will get to visit with an old friend from the past.
 
JESSE:
 
Yesterday morning I was on my way to the coffee shop and I had my radio on one of the local stations and there was a news broadcast from one of the major sources (CNN, ABC, or one of those).   When I turned on my radio they were playing the audio from a recent interview with Jesse Jackson.   Now I need not go into any great detail to tell you just exactly where Jesse Jackson rates in my overall totem pole of important people or things.  But just so you will know, he falls somewhere between World Cup Soccer and Al Sharpton.  That would mean in a one to one hundred scale, Jesse Jackson would be about a 3 and I am being extremely generous with that number.  For those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco that is very,  very,  low.
 
Anyway, in that broadcast Jesse was trying to sell some type of race baiting crap and it was very difficult to understand exactly what his complete statement as he sounded as if he was attempting to speak with  his mouth full of rocks.  But his final sentence contained a phrase in which he said, "due to our unique slavery experience".  Then the newscaster came on and stated that the so called Reverend Jesse Jackson was heading up  a group which was requesting a NEW  BLACK  NATIONAL  ANTHEM.
 
Needless to say, I think this might just accidentally be one of the silliest ideas this buffoon has come up with and trust me when I say that he has come up with more than his share of silly ideas.
 
A  NEW  BLACK  NATIONAL  ANTHEM?   Nothing racist about that.   Well at least not in the mind of this race hustling boob.  I listened carefully for most of the day and did not hear this sound clip played again nor did I hear or see any other reports on the matter.
 
While still on the subject of this above idiotic idea, I also watched within the past several days an interview with Dr. Thomas Sowell who made several of the same observations regarding race baiting as had I and he mentioned Jesse Jackson by name in his remarks regarding the practice of threatening to accuse some entity of RACISM if a certain organization or group did not receive generous donations from that entity.
 
Of course this appears to be the rule rather than the exception in dealing with Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton.  As a matter of fact, these two mutts are interchangeable.
 
RACE:
 
I am sure that you will all pardon me if I do not feel the slightest tinge of guilt or remorse regarding the forced resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her "Out of context" statements made before the NAACP.   When you look at the overall picture you will certainly see that Shirley Sherrod in her capacity as Director of Rural Development for the State of Georgia under the U.S. Department of Agriculture made some questionable statements and observations.
 
Although her statement shown on FOX News and other subsequent news programs showed Shirley Sherrod making a statement about not helping a white farmer due to his race the fact that she did make that statement cannot be denied.  Of course this statement was made many years ago and then Ms. Sherrod went on to say that she got to thinking about it and decided that this was not the proper way to conduct business and later on went back and helped the white farmer.  Now if it ended here, then I would be solidly in Shirley Sherrod's corner.
 
But then she went on to say that  eventually she did arrange so that this white farmer could get in touch with "ONE  OF  HIS  OWN  KIND" and in fact put him in touch with a white attorney.   She further went on to say that she realized that all this was not about black versus white but rather it was the RICH  versus the POOR.
 
Now just look at those two statements and try to convince me that Shirley Sherrod is not the person with a racial problem.
 
Just imagine if Ms. Sherrod came to me for assistance on some matter and I told her that I was going to refer her to "ONE  OF  HER  OWN  KIND" and then I referred her to a black employee.  I can assure you that Shirley Sherrod would have a runaway fit and be screaming RACISM, PREJUDICE,  DISCRIMINATION, at the top of  her lungs.
 
Then just think about her statement that it wasn't about black versus white as much as it was about rich versus poor.
 
I can assure you that all Shirley Sherrod did was substitute RICH for WHITE and POOR  for BLACK.  So in reality she is still of a mind that our country is divided along racial lines.  Now if you will notice for a moment my VARMINT'S  LIST.   Yes, there are some Black people on the list.  But there are also some White people and some Hispanic and some Male and some Female and at least one Homosexual.  I have not bothered to check but at least one perhaps might be an American Indian,  yes that's right American Indian.  Get off all this Native American crap.  If you were born in the United States you are a Native American.
 
The point of this whole exercise is to point out that this woman is playing the Race Card AND the Victim Card and I can almost guarantee that she has a civil action in mind.
 
Don't get me wrong, the Obama administration, you know, the administration headed by the World's Most Intelligent AND Articulate Human;   The POST-RACIAL  President, has shown that they are not the least bit interested in what is right or wrong.  They are way more interested in symbolism over actual substance.  Give me a break,  He is neither Post-Racial nor all that Articulate and his ability to judge character is in serious question.
 
The Obama administration right along with the NAACP showed their true character, or lack thereof.  But what was really funny was that the NAACP when they learned that they had made a somewhat unwise decision clamed that they had been "SNOOKERED"  by FOX News.
 
Now let's get this straight.  Shirley Sherrod made her statements in their entirety before the NAACP but yet when the one out of context statement was aired by FOX News (who got it from Breitbart), the NAACP panicked and started taking action to protect their worthless organization and threw Shirley Sherrod under the Zamboni.(For those of you living in the Freedom Loving Worker's State of Massachusetts, a Zamboni is not a bowl of Italian pasta, it is the machine used to clean and smooth out the ice between periods at a hockey game).
 
So in reality, the NAACP "SNOOKERED" themselves.  Now I am sure that the NAACP probably has some members who are really good decent people.  I urge you to get out and distance yourself from this group of race card playing mutts.  Their credibility has joined that of the United Nations and the ACLU.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott,  Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;   Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;      John Bowcutt - WA;   GySgt. Daniel West,  Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler,  SSgt.  Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay,  Ensign Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;   Levi English,  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL  ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,   LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;  Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.
 
QUOTES:
 
"Science tells us that the human brain reaches its maximum potential in early adulthood.  Why then are young adults so seldom capable of doing what people with more years of experience can do? ......  BECAUSE  EXPERIENCE  TRUMPS  BRILLIANCE.  Elites may have more brilliance, but those who make decisions for society as a whole cannot possibly have as much experience as the millions of people whose decisions they pre-empt.  The education and intellects of the elites may lead them to have more sweeping presumptions, but that just makes them more dangerous to the freedom, as well as the well-being, of the people as a whole."...........................  THOMAS  SOWELL.***
 
*** I think Dr. Sowell has hit the nail on the head.  The Obama administration may have years of formal education but how much actual experience to they possess in any field other than community organizing?.... JEM
 
"The latest attack on the Tea Party movement, by Ben Jealous of the NAACP, has once again played the race card.  Like the proverbial lawyer who knows his case is weak, he shouts louder."................   THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, anything post-racial about Barack Obama, except for the people who voted for him in the mistaken belief that he shared their desire to be post-racial.   When he leaves office, especially if it is after one term, he will leave this country more racially polarized than before."................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."...................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;   Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;   Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barny Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;   AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;   Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;   Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Governor Bill Richardson;   Chuck Schumer;   Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;   Hillary Clinton;   Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   PRETEND  REVERENDS  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   AL  GORE;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;  Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;   UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;  NY TIMES;  LA  TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;  SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;   AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW; NAACP;   John Testor;  Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich;  Shepard Smith (FOX News)
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
I saw a couple of articles this week on the editorial pages of the (Sub) Standard Times.  Here is some of the content of them:
 
The first was titled:  American Ideals Are Under Attack.
 
"In the past few months, it has become apparent that the so-called 'progressive' ideology is not in line with mainstream American values.
 
We are talking about the same people who ban games like dodge ball and tag from playgrounds, but are perfectly fine with passing out condoms and providing graphic descriptions of sexual positions to children in elementary schools......... They're perfectly happy with government agencies writing policy that labels people who support gun ownership as potential terrorists, but will not prosecute malfeasants who threaten voters at the polls."
 
"There are classrooms in this nation that will not say the Pledge of Allegiance, yet they promote literature in our schools that support a pro-gay agenda..........Much lip service is paid to the idea of promoting jobs and growing our economy, yet a moratorium is placed on offshore drilling, which will cost thousands of jobs."
 
The article went on to address the talk of our government about protection of our nation and our borders all the while in many areas refusing to enforce federal immigration laws.  The columnist pointed out that our tax policies are designed to hurt free enterprise, reward sloth and promote dependence on big government.  It points out energy policies which amount to punitive taxes on working Americans.
 
The article closes by pointing out that our country cannot afford the leftist ideology practiced by our current administration.  Freedom, the dignity of the human spirit and common sense cannot afford to continue down the current path.
 
The last line is what we MUST  all do:
 
COME NOVEMBER, SEND  WASHINGTON  A  CLEAR  MESSAGE.
 
This editorial was written by Bryan C. Weber who is a Guest Columnist.
 
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The second editorial was by Bill Maxwell

The Code of Silence Corrodes Black Community in U.S.
 
In this article, Mr. Maxwell tells a story of three black ladies who heard gunshots and when they went to investigate they found two policemen shot.  The three ladies stayed with the dying officers until help arrived.  The Hillsborough County Commission honored the three ladies for trying to help the officers.  Since their names were made public the ladies have been criticized by fellow blacks.
 
Their sin, considered by many to be perhaps the worst in American black culture, was "Helping the enemy" --- the police.  Evidently helping the dying officers was viewed in this neighborhood the same as being an informant.  According to this article the three black ladies are being viewed as being "traitors to their race".
 
Mr. Maxwell goes on to talk about the "Code of Silence" in many black neighborhoods having coarsened black culture and created an acceptance of deception, divided loyalties, made pseudo-enemies, pitted neighbor against neighbor and turned criminals such as the person who shot the two officers, into folk heroes.
 
I will quote Mr. Maxwell's final observations in this matter:
 
"Black criminals victimize their own people.  And we help them.  If we do not call the police, we deserve the mayhem and dysfunction we suffer.  When we conceal the identity of a murderer, we endanger everyone........... In addition to its self-destructiveness, the snitching ethos alienates us from others, putting us at odds with normal behavior......  Would a decent person walk away and refuse to assist a mortally wounded fellow human being -- a police officer?  Would a decent person condemn someone for helping a police officer?"
 
"Blacks have only themselves to blame for giving  other people good reasons to hold them in contempt.  The code of silence is corrosive in every way."
 
Damn!  It sounds to me like Bill Maxwell must be a racist.  Then again, maybe not since Bill Maxwell is a Black American.
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Here are a few lines I read in an article written by David Horowitz.
 
My parents were members of the American Communist Party and I was part of the progressive left, which was the communist left, and which has grown ominously large today, and has seen its candidate elected to the White House.
 
To answer your question as to how I arrived at the views I now hold, during the early 1970's I was working with the Black Panther Party, whose leaders were the heroes of all progressives and were assumed by progressives to be the victims of American oppression and police brutality.   As I soon discovered, the Panthers were, in fact, criminals and murderers and not the victims the left claimed them to be.  In 1974, they killed my friend, Betty Van Patter, which brought all this home to me.  The left protected the Panther murderers and made apologies for their other criminal deeds.
 
Today, campus progressives invite the killers to their schools and give them ten-thousand-dollar speaking fees to denounce America as a "racist" country and criminal nation, which is what progressives want to hear.
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So as you can see from what Mr. Horowitz has written there is scarce little difference between the "Progressive Movement" and the "Socialist/Communist Movement".   As a matter of fact, they look like one and the same.  The modern day Socialist has simply substituted the word Progressive which seems to be more palatable to American Moderates.
 
If it is as the so called experts tell us and that the Moderates will control the next election then our country is in a world of trouble.
 
I am not sure that I buy into all this "Moderate" crap.  I think that there were just a whole bunch of people who were really pissed at the Republican Party in the last election.  And you can count me in that number.  BUT, I was not fooled as many were by the lies and promises of Barack Hussein Obama so I held my nose and voted for John McCain.  But in 2012, we better have a better candidate than McCain and just hope that the so called "Moderates" have been overtaken by an attack of sanity and get rid of this Socialist Mutt.
 
BUT  FIRST.  We need to concentrate on the November, 2010 elections and kick a bunch of these criminals OUT.

Oh and incidentally, I could not leave without mentioning that I will NOT be donating any money to the Charles Rangel defense fund.  Nor will I be marching to free Lindsay Lohan.  I could be talked into a Kick Lindsey Graham's Ass fund though.  Just a thought.

Later
 
JEM

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July 21st, 2010  NAACP/RACISM/STIMULUS-7/21/10

Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of The Vast Right Wing Jingoistic Conspirators (Which is not nearly as vast nor conspiratorial as it needs to be).

NAACP:

As most of you already know, the NAACP which is an acronym for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was actually founded in 1909 by a group of people of many races. It was formed in New York City for the purpose of defending the liberties of Black Americans. It believed that a person should not be treated unfairly because of skin color The organization came to the aid of black people who were mistreated by the system. It urged businesses and industry to give Black Americans the same opportunities given to White Americans.

This is a description I got out of an old World Book Encyclopedia from the 1950s. You might notice that the description says nothing about giving Black Americans preferential treatment due to their skin being black. Nor does it say anything about disagreeing with a black person being sinful.

Now if you notice that the acronymic title of the organization the last two letters stand for the words "Colored People". Try to get by in today's society with referring to a black person as "Colored". Now I know times have changed and I realize that perhaps certain descriptive terms may not be very popular and I can understand that. But if that is the case, then CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION.

If last week's performance by the head of the NAACP is any barometer by which to judge the organization then all I can say is that equality and fairness have left the premises and the organization has become nothing more than a "Shill" for the Democratic/Progressive/Socialist Party.

Just in case you were visiting the moon or in a galaxy far, far, away the newly elected President of the NAACP in a statement made before the national membership accused the Tea Party participants of being RACIST.

This led me to believe that first of all this new NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous, must, after all is said and done, possess the intellectual depth of a can of Alpo.

With the main stream media and main stream press being under the control of far left loons, don't you think that if there had been even the slightest reference to any subject which could be viewed as racist by Tea Party members, that it would have been spread all over the front of the New York Times; the Los Angeles Times; the Washington Post; Newsweek; Time; Ebony and any other print media? Not to mention the TV news outlets of CNN; MSNBC; CNBC; NBC; CBS; ABC; NPR; National Public Television and yes even FOX News?

Without any solid proof of these accusations, the NAACP has shown that their basic views are that anyone who disagrees with either the NAACP or Barack Hussein Obama or the Democrat Party or the Socialist/Progressive movement must be RACIST.

I will cover RACISM in the next segment but for now, if this is the criteria being used by the NAACP then they should not be viewed as a serious civil rights group. They are just a bunch of far left, liberal, clowns.

RACISM:

First of all, let me give you the definition of RACISM in the Webster's New World Dictionary:

RACISM - The practice of racial discrimination

DISCRIMINATION - To make distinctions in treatment

PREJUDICE - A preconceived, usually unfavorable idea; An opinion held in disregard of facts

So as you can see, the terms RACISM and DISCRIMINATION are very closely joined and pretty much have to do with actual acts while PREJUDICE is more in line with thoughts about a certain subject.

So until we have the THOUGHT POLICE actually having power to take action against people for mere thoughts then we really must be more concerned with the actual discriminatory acts perpetrated by people against others.

Of course the First Amendment gives us the right to Freedom of Speech so can mere words constitute discrimination? Well, evidently it just all depends upon who is saying them and whom they are saying them about.

Obviously when a Los Angeles Police Detective uses a racial slur (not directed at a specific person) then that is viewed by many as hate speech and absolutely not permitted. If, on the other hand, when some idiot named Shabaaz is screaming at the top of his lungs about killing "Crackers" which includes "Cracker women", "Cracker children" and "Cracker babies" then we must realize that he was operating well within his First Amendment rights to Freedom Of Speech.

And I am sure that you have all noticed that anyone who has the temerity to disagree or take an opposing view from that held by the world's most articulate and intelligent human is obviously a RACIST/HATE MONGER or some other negative term.

Well to all this I must politely tell the NAACP and many other special interest groups that they are completely full of shit.

I know a lot of Black people whom I do not like. I know a lot of Hispanic people whom I do not like. I know a lot of White people whom I do not like. Conversely I also know Black, Hispanic , White and and Asian people whom I do like. I like people who treat me with kindness and respect. I don't like turds. If that is too simple then so be it.

If I disagree with Barack Hussein Obama or Eric Holder, it is not because they are Black Males. It is because they have Socialist ideas which will, in my opinion, destroy our country. Keep in mind that Joseph Biden; Nancy Pelosi; Barbara Boxer; Janet Napolitano; Harry Reid; George Soros; Chris Dodd and Arlen Specter are all White males and females and my loathing for them is every bit as strong is it is for Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder.

Just in the past couple of days I heard one of the FOX News contributors make the statement that being called a RACIST was absolutely the worst thing anybody could be called. I thought about that for a few minutes and came to the decision that I had rather be called a racist than a child molester. So just perhaps some of these over-educated dip-shits should give a bit more thought prior to making such a stupid statement.

STIMULUS:

Last week I heard a piece on one of the news programs and then received several e-mails which stated that our Democrat/Socialist/Progressive idiots have spent approximately $20 million in Stimulus Funds on signs informing the public that certain projects were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. One must wonder if perhaps putting up these signs were part of all the "Shovel Ready" jobs to which the world's most articulate and intelligent human alluded?

Keep in mind that all of these so called jobs which have been created by the Obama administration are all some type of government job being funded by TAX DOLLARS. We have all heard about how these criminals have juggled the figures on the hiring/firing/re-hiring of census workers.

It is not that everything these people tell us is a lie that bothers me nearly as much as they think we are actually going to buy this crap. Of course there are some who will but I believe their number is dwindling. Of course I say this knowing full well that the NAACP and the New Black Panther Party and the ACLU will think of me as a RACIST. TOUGH!!!!

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil - NM; Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bill Wigginton - TX; Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL; Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL; Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK; Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD; Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell, SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA; Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR; Alex Barker - GA; John Bowcutt - WA; GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler, SSgt. Eric Harmon, SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, Capt. Bjorn Thoreen - USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG; SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG; Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY; Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY; SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES; SSgt. Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Sgt. Mark Goodwin, LtCol. Robbie Bell, Joel Reynolds - US ARMY; John Mallory - DEA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; Gary and Cinda Hogman; Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families; All of our men and women serving in the United States Military.

QUOTES:

"Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem."................ THOMAS SOWELL

"Racial issues are more of the same. You want a government where all citizens are treated alike, regardless of race or ethnicity? Obama will say that. Then he will advocate appointing judges with empathy for particular segments of the population, such as racial minorities. Empathy is just a pretty word for the ugly reality of bias."....... THOMAS SOWELL

"Obama's injecting himself into a local police matter in Massachusetts, despite admitting that he didn't know the facts, to say that a white policeman was in the wrong in arresting a black professor who was a friend of Obama, was more of the same. So is Obama's Justice Department overlooking blatant voter intimidation by thugs who happen to be black."................... THOMAS SOWELL

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."... THOMAS JEFFERSON

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take , but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."............. PATRICK HENRY

VARMINTS:

President Barack Hussein Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Diane Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Maxine Waters; Barny Frank; Eddie Bernice Jones; Chris Dodd; Arlen Specter; AG Eric Holder; Olympia Snowe (R); Henry Waxman; Vice President Joseph Biden; Sheila Jackson Lee; Jimmy Carter; George Soros; Keith Olberman (MSNBC); Rachel Maddow (MSNBC); Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano; White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel; Ezekiel Emanuel; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Governor Bill Richardson; Chuck Schumer; Ray Nagin; Richard Durbin; John Kerry; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton; White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs; Patrick Leahy; Bobby Rush; Colin Powell (RINO); PRETEND REVERENDS Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson; Richard Lugar (R); Lindsey Graham (R); Jay Rockefeller; Max Baucus; Susan Estrich; AL GORE; Charles Rangel; John Conyers; Steny Hoyer; Al Franken; Susan Collins (R); Edward Markey; Dennis Kucinich; Alcee Hastings; Bart Stupak; David Axelrod; Hank Johnson; Cokie Roberts; Katy Couric; Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS); Whoopi Goldberg (The View); Joy Behar (The View); Bill Maher (HBO); Michelle Obama; NY Governor David Paterson; Michael Moore; Danny Glover; Sean Penn; Geraldo Rivera (FOX News); Juan Williams (NPR); Mara Liasson (NPR); Larry King (CNN); Ted Turner; Oprah Winfrey; John Edwards; Tom Hanks; Harry Belafonte; Willie Nelson; Charlie Crist; John McCain (R); ACLU; UNITED NATIONS; ACORN; CODE PINK; LULAC; LA RAZA; AARP; NY TIMES; LA TIMES; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SEIU; SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER; MOVEON.ORG; AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL; CAIR; NOW; John Testor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Michael Blumenthal; Bill O'Reilly (FOX News); Newt Gingrich; Shepard Smith (FOX News)

MORE STUFF:

On Thursday, 7/15/10 I was watching Shepard Smith's show on FOX News when the story broke that British Petroleum had succeeded in capping the well and at least temporarily stopping the oil spill. Call me stupid, but I thought that was pretty good news and I knew that even though the well was temporarily not leaking any oil that there would have to be pressure tests and that just because the leak was stopped now was not proof positive that the problem had been stopped for good.

About this time, in typical whining Shepard Smith style, Shep asked this riveting question; "If they could do this, why was it not done sooner?" About this time it dawned upon me that Shep would whine about almost anything and that he was headed back to the Varmint's List. Then he went on to say; "Why did they have to wait until the Gulf of Mexico was DESTROYED along with all the residents along the coast?" Along about this time I thought that what Shep really needed was to have his "Portfolio Diversified" or "Receive a Tune Up". (Now for those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, those two terms are a nice way of saying what he really needed was an old fashioned ass whippin'). Anyway not being able to give Shep what he really needed I thought that putting him back on the Varmint's List was appropriate.
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Last week I put John McCain and Newt Gingrich on the Varmint's List. As far as I'm concerned, McCain is there for good. But I did receive some comments from some folks who are pretty big Gingrich fans. So I thought that I would wait and see if Newt Gingrich did anything this week to prove me wr - - -; incor - - - -; mistak - -; perhaps a bit confused about him. I didn't have long to wait.

On Thursday, 7/15/10 I was listening to a news program on the radio when I heard that Newt Gingrich had released a statement that this appeared to be a good time for the "Tea Party" people to REACH OUT to the NAACP and mend some fences. Of course this was on the heels of the NAACP President Ben Jealous calling the Tea Party movement RACIST. I wondered if Newt Gingrich had in fact made this statement since I just heard it that one time.

Then a few days later I was doing something when the Sean Hannity program came on and while I am not a huge Hannity fan, occasionally he will have on some decent guests. Well that night it was Newt Gingrich and of course Newt was asked about his alleged statement and he said that the first reports of his statement were taken out of context and were not accurate insofar as what he actually said. So he clarified it and his statement was: "This was a good opportunity for the Local Tea Party people to REACH OUT to the Local NAACP Chapters" in order to create a dialog.

Well to me that is even worse. First of all, the National President of the NAACP was the one who made the statement for which he received applause. And in my books it IS NOT the duty of the Tea Party people to REACH OUT to any group who has just LIED about them. Actually it is the Local NAACP Chapters who should contact the local Tea Party people and let them know that the National NAACP President did not speak for them........... Or did he?

Then to top it off, Hannity inquired about Newt's plans for future runs for political office. Of course Newt was secretive about his future plans. Sort of reminded me of LeBron keeping us all in suspense as to his future plans. Well I am just about as interested in Newt's political plans as I was about which team was going to receive LeBron's services. Both of these questions fall right in there about something else about which I didn't give the first damn about. That was Satchel Paige's age.

It always amazed me that this is the only question most of the idiot sports broadcasters could think of was to ask Satchel Paige his age. By the time he had played in the Negro League and a Major League career in his waning years, what difference did it make about how old he was? Much ado about nothing.

Newt chose to be very coy about his plans and keep us all in suspense. Well Newt, I must borrow part of a phrase from Rhett Butler, "Frankly, I don't give a damn."

Anyway, Newt remained on the Varmint List and not just because of this. I have had communications with many folks who live in his district and many of them don't have much faith in his actions. These folks tell me that he always talks a great game but never really follows through with much of what he promises.
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I watched an interview with Robert Duvall and I have always liked his roles in various movies but I also like his political views as well. He is very conservative and has chosen to live somewhere other than Hollywood. He has played parts in some of my very favorite Western movies and of course he does excellent work in roles other than Westerns. Anyway, my faith in him was confirmed after watching this interview. I had seen a program many years back prior to "Lonesome Dove" and learned that he had spent quite a bit of time with Sammy Baugh at Sammy's ranch near Rotan,Texas. When I heard Sammy Baugh talk before the camera I realized that Augustus McRae sounded quite a bit like Ol' Slingin' Sammy.

Incidentally before I get off the subject of Sammy Baugh, his punting average is still an NFL record. And he holds two records that will probably never be broken; One year he led the NFL in: Passing; Punting; Interceptions and he has a record in one game where he threw four touchdown passes and also intercepted four passes. Plenty tough old dude.
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On the subject of football, earlier today I watched a program where they were showing some really unusual characters who had played pro football and they did a bit on Joe Don Looney. Most people who did not watch college and professional football in the 60s might not remember Joe Don Looney. He was born in Texas then went to a Texas Junior College then to the University of Oklahoma when Bud Wilkinson was still coach. They interviewed some of his team mates and they all liked him but acknowledged that he was a bit weird. One of his team mates at Oklahoma told a story of the first time he touched the ball as a running back in Oklahoma was late in a game in which Oklahoma was behind. His team mate said that Looney went up to Coach Bud Wilkinson (which was not done by anyone) and told him to put him in the game and he would win it for him. Wilkinson sent him in and he told the quarterback to give him the ball and he would score a touchdown.

They showed the game film of his touchdown run and he was something. At 6'2" and 235 pounds he as above fast and way tough. He ran 67 yards for a touchdown and they did win the game. The team mate said that either later that year or the following year Wilkinson kicked Looney off the team.

At some point in time he was drafted into the NFL and played for a multitude of teams and got either traded or cut for missing meetings or some other infraction.

Looney ended up going off to India where he took care of the elephants belonging to some rich dude. He came back to Texas where he built himself a little domed house in West Texas and also built a house nearby for his parents. The program said he was killed in a motorcycle accident out of Odessa,Texas. They all said he could have been one of the greats if he had put his mind to it.
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Also on Thursday, 7/15/10 I watched a news clip with Janet Napolitano who said that the only reason that Arizona residents were upset with the federal government was that the federal government had not passed, now get ready for this; Comprehensive Immigration Legislation. I just wonder if this woman is really this stupid? I feel sure that what Arizona residents are upset about is the federal government's failure to ENFORCE the existing immigration laws and appear to be completely uninterested in sending enough men and equipment to the border areas to help secure the border.

But once again an Obama appointee has shown that all that the world's most articulate and intelligent human has succeeded in doing regarding his administration is to weave a colorful tapestry of incompetence.
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I just wonder if the rest of you are as ready as I am for Michelle Obama to create a healthy menu with which we can adhere in our mundane daily lives. One must wonder how I have been able to make it for 73 years without this jug butted squack's interference.
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Anyway, I have about had it for another week but I could not help but remember the statement made by Senator Chris Dodd when legislation proposing that borrowers be required to make a minimum of 5% down payment in order to qualify for a home loan. I can remember in 1959 when we purchased our first home we had to come up with I believe a 15% down payment. In 1973 when we moved to Hobbs, New Mexico we had to come up with a 10% down payment. In 2003 when we moved to San Angelo, Texas I put down 35% although I could have put down considerably less. Now for those of you residing in the "Freedom loving worker's paradise of Austin, 15%, 10%, and 35% are all greater than the proposed 5%). Of course the proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because: as Senator Dodd explained - "Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to ONLY THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT." Imagine that. Way to go Chris.
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Dodd of course is gone but we must take back control of our government beginning this November. If we can take back control of the House or the Senate, that is a good start. If we can take back BOTH perhaps this Chicago Criminal Administration can be stopped.
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A special prayer for Marine Reservists assigned to D Company, 4th Engineers who should have left on assignment yesterday.
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Later

JEM

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July 14th, 2010 Tax / Addition / Appointment

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters For Pickup Truck Drivin' Jingoistic Gun Ownin' Angry Mob Members Who Don't Give A Damn About Where LaBron Is Going To Play Next Year.
 
TAX:
 
We keep hearing about how the Obama administration is going to insure that any American family earning less than $250,000 per year will not pay any more taxes.
 
We have all heard many ideas from conservative politicians who favor doing completely away with the income tax and institute a National Sales Tax instead.   Now this might sound good on the surface but I keep wondering just how this National Sales Tax would work and on what goods and services we would have to pay the tax.
 
Then I read several articles regarding the European Value Added Tax which is essentially a sales or manufacturing tax which of course is passed on to the consumer which is us.
 
This type of tax MIGHT be all right if the income tax were scrapped but here are a few examples on these Value Added Taxes (VAT) in some of the European countries:
 
United Kingdom:
    Income Tax - 50% ...... VAT - 17.5%....... Total - 67.5%
 
Germany:
    Income Tax - 45% ...... VAT - 19%........... Total - 64%
 
France:
    Income Tax - 40% ...... VAT -  19.6% ....... Total - 59.6%
 
Think these are high?   Just look below.
 
Norway:
     Income Tax - 54.3% ... VAT - 25% ........... Total -79.3%
 
Sweden
    Income Tax - 55% ...... VAT 25% ..............  Total - 80%
 
Denmark:
     Income Tax - 58% ...... VAT 25% ..............  Total - 83%
 
I know for a fact from looking at the paycheck stub of a pretty well paid government employee in Croatia in 1997 and I do not know about any VAT at that time but 56%  right off the top went to pay their federal income tax.
 
And of course we all know about what has happened to Greece, so why on God's green earth would anyone want to pattern our society after ANY of the European societies?  But this is the direction that this present administration headed by the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human, Barack Hussein Obama is wanting to take us.
 
As I have told you in the past I already know that my quarterly estimates and withholding  for this year will be approximately $1600 MORE than in 2009 AND with no increase in Social Security benefits and a raise in our retirement benefits of less than $1,000 it seems as if Mr. Obama's promise of no tax increase, at least as far as my family is concerned, is completely FALSE.   Why Jim!  This sounds as if you are calling President Barack Hussein Obama a liar.  Well let me think about that for a moment .................. OK. Long enough.  YES, I am saying that the President of the United States has lied to us all and what's more, he isn't even close to being through.
 
APPOINTMENT:
 
It seems as if President Obama has continued to appoint complete turds to head various departments.  In his most recent "Recess Appointment" he appointed Dr. Donald Berwick to head Medicare and Medicaid.  I have watched several film clips of this bozo spreading his Socialist/Progressive/Liberal ideas, not the least of which is that there must be a re-distribution of wealth in order for these programs to continue.  Of course this should come as no surprise to any of us to learn that a President who is a pure Socialist from the ground up would be inclined to appoint flunkies who mirror his political views.
 
Now if you think this Berwick mutt is bad news, just get a load of the head of NASA, Charles Bolden.   I watched several video clips of him this past week and in one he comes up with a very creative idea for funding for the shutting down of the Constellation Program.  How does he plan to do this?  He writes a letter to each of the contractors telling them to cut back on their spending so a reserve can be built up to be used to close them down.  But this was nothing compared to the statements he made in an interview that NASA is here for the Muslims.  He specifically cites the Indonesians due to their dense Muslim population.  He said that his job was to "Reach Out" to Muslim countries so that their self esteem could be stroked due to all of their scientific input down through the years.
 
But why should appointments such as these surprise any of us.  Just look at his list of Czars and advisors.  If I were the leader of Communist China or Russia or Iran or Venezuela I would be doing a big  "Snoopy Dance" for joy at having such a lightweight as my primary foe.
 
ADDITION:
 
As you may notice later on down the letter that Bill O'Reilly and Newt Gingrich have been added to the Varmint List.
 
While they might not be permanent Varmints, I watched a segment of The O'Reilly factor last week which in my eyes landed both their asses on the list.  Gingrich was the guest and they brought up one of the really far left liberal/socialist moves by Barack Hussein Obama and Newt Gingrich said that he had thought that Barack Hussein Obama was liberal but he had NO  IDEA that he was as far left as he really appeared to be now.  Then Bill O'Reilly said that he also was completely surprised by how liberal Barack Hussein Obama appeared to be.  Neither of these bozos would actually come out and say that he was pure SOCIALIST and that he was taking our country down a road which would lead to our destruction.
 
I decided right then that if neither of these so called political experts could tell what a Socialist Mutt Obama was from the very beginning that they both deserved to be on the Varmint's List.  The very first time I saw Barack Hussein Obama speak on television I knew that he was Socialist to the core.  And if it has taken O'Reilly and Gingrich this long to recognize just exactly how dangerous this President and his associates are then they need to get out of the business of political speech.
 
Then if this were not enough, one one segment of The O'Reilly Factor, one of the guests brought up the pro-reach-out-to-the-Islamic countries should not really be one of the primary tasks for the head of NASA. 
 
But of course, Mr. O'Reilly said that he had no problems with that whatsoever.  He said that he thought outreach to Islamic countries might make them think of the U.S. in a more positive light.  All I can say is that if he really believes this then he must have the intellectual depth of a can of tuna.
 
I don't believe for a minute that either O'Reilly or Gingrich are that dense.  I think they are just falling victim to the political correctness fallacy.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar,  Mary Vigil - NM;    Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, Bob Love, Bill Wigginton, Joe P. Hunt - TX;   Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) - IL;    Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller - FL;     Dennis Murphy - CO;    Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;    Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto,  Annise Kennedy - CA;    Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;    John Bowcutt - WA;    "Red" Suddreth - NC;    GySgt. Daniel West; Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen,  2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;    Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;    Capt. Brian Kriss-TxANG;    Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign. Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;    Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;    SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek;   Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell;  Joel Reynolds - US ARMY;    John Mallory -DEA;    Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"It doesn't matter politically that the stimulus is not actually stimulating and that the unemployment rate remains up near double-digit levels, despite all the spending and all the rhetoric about jobs.  And of course nothing negative will ever matter to those who are part of the Obama cult, including many in the media.".........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"There is no free lunch -- and the biggest price of all is paid by people who are unemployed because politicians cannot leave the economy alone to recover, as the American economy has repeatedly recovered faster when left alone than when politicians decided that they have to DO SOMETHING.".....................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The enemies of the people are Criminals and Government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."..............................  THOMAS  JEFFERSON
 
(I am afraid that what Mr. Jefferson cautioned against has happened)
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;  AG  Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);    Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;  Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);    Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);    Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;    AL  GORE:    Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;    NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;  Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);    Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;  ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;   NY TIMES;  LA TIMES;  CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;   NOW;   Jon Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal;  Bill O'Reilly (FOX News);  Newt Gingrich
 
MORE STUFF:
 
This will be my last word on this subject.  LaBron basically showed what an arrogant dip-shit he really was by the manner of his announcement.  I am sure that basketball fans in Cleveland were hoping that he would remain with the Cleveland team.  But since LaBron has decided that his desire to become a billionaire is the most important item on the agenda and since he has started to refer to himself in the Third Person: ( here is an example of what that means for the residents of the People's Republic of San Francisco) -- " I have to decide what is best for LaBron", what happens to him in the future is of complete indifference to most of us.   People who refer to themselves in the third person really get my backside red as a three ball.  So with that being said, I am declaring this a "LaBron Free Zone".
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I know that many of you have the same opinion of the World Cup as did I but some of you appear to really be fans of the sport so I will also give my last thoughts to this item.  I did think that Bucky Katt had a few ideas which would improve the excitement of the game.  So here are his ideas, from the "Get Fuzzy" comic strip:
 
ONE:
No Goalies.  You simply put one of the forward's grandmothers in a dunking booth that drops her into ice cold water whenever his team takes a shot that misses the open goal.
TWO:
No cleats.  Everybody wears those lead-soled Frankenstein-type boots.  Than should make #1 more interesting.
THREE:
All substitutes are knife-wielding monkeys.  Except for a back-up goalie who has a slingshot.
FOUR:
All the refs are MMA Fighters and every time a player falls down and fakes an injury, the ref steps in and administers unto that player the very injury they were faking.  This would result in teams, like say, Portugal fielding an all-monkey side after every one of their starters had faked an injury.
 
I will contact the Geneva Convention before I redefine "Penalty Shots"
 
Bucky Katt also pointed out that most of the World Cup fans must be employed as professional paint drying monitors and watch soccer to wind down after a hard days work.
 
So with that being said I would only point out that those damn annoying horns all of the South African fans were blowing throughout the entire tournament should be banned from ALL future competition.
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Now for some real European Sport.  As you know, each year in Pamplona,Spain we have the "Running of the Bulls" during which hundreds of really stupid people run in front of some really large fighting bulls.   What amazes me is that up until this point, no one has explained to me a valid reason for doing this and of course just as is true every year, you have a few of these idiots gored by the bulls.  Of course that is part of a bull's job, to gore people who are stupid enough to run in front of them.  Of course they never fail to remind us that along with the six fighting bulls are also six steers with bells who try to keep the bulls together in a tight pack.  So if someone knows the answer, please tell me the difference in being stepped on by a 1200 pound bull and a 1200 pound steer?  Of course the bulls are also more than willing to gore you along the way so I guess it would be better to be run down by a steer than by a bull.
 
Perhaps LaBron should take that sport up since he has few basketball levels to shoot for.
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I saw a short article in our local (Sub) Standard TImes regarding the NAACP passing a resolution which condemns "Racism" within the "Tea Party Movement".   Perhaps the NAACP might be better served to pass a resolution which condemned "Racism" in the "NAACP" or, dare I say it?  The New Black Panther movement.  But I don't guess that someone named Shabaaz calling for the killing of white people including women, children and babies would meet the high standards of the NAACP.
 
Up to this point I do not believe I have seen one single incident of "Racism" at the videos shot at any of the Tea Party gatherings.  Unless of course you count anyone who disagrees with the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human.   And I am sure that many Americans would qualify under that set of rules.
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I guess for the first time since he has held the position I have actually agreed with something that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.  He actually did say that he could see the Democrats losing some seats in the House and Senate.  Of course this immediately brought down on his head the wrath of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.   So I imagine he will either take the statement back or tell us it was taken out of context.
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But let is all keep in mind.   Taking control of the House and Senate cannot happen if we do not stand firm and get everyone we know to get out and vote this November.  AND, if the Republicans do happen to take back control of the House or the Senate or hopefully both, we need to hold their feet to the fire and make damn sure they do right and not blow it all off as did the past Republican administration.
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Keep the heat on your Congressmen and Senators.
 
Later
 
JEM

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July 7th, 2010  Indepencence / Sports

Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of Jingoistic Angry SUV Driving Gun Owning Conspiratorial Right Wing Mob Members.
 
INDEPENDENCE:
 
July 4th, Independence Day, is one of my favorite days of the year.  It gives us all a chance to really look at how our wonderful country came into being.  I always enjoy watching programs regarding the founding of our Republic and also I get quite a bit of enjoyment out of reading accounts of how our country was founded.  I do try to read various accounts of this all throughout the year.
 
The Revolutionary War period in our history SHOULD  NEVER  BE  FORGOTTEN by any of us.  Of course we do have a certain segment of our society  who have no idea about the making of our nation and if you have ever watched any Jay Leno "Jaywalking" segments you will laugh at some of our citizens who have no clue about the history of our great nation. 

I stopped laughing a long time back as I began to realize that this was actually not funny that way too many people in our country are ignorant of what our ancestors went through to insure our ability to live in a free country.  It is also pretty tragic to see how many of our elected officials have either forgotten OR NEVER  KNEW about how the United States of America was founded and even less about our United States Constitution.
 
Of course in most public schools today our students are taught more about political correctness and social engineering than they are about the history of our nation.
 
This past week I read a couple of letters to the editor which I found to be dead on point and I would like to quote some of the observations of the writers:
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"Our leaders either or not students of history or they choose to ignore it."
 
"If we lie to Congress, it's a felony and if Congress lies to us it's just politics."
 
"If we happen to dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes a white person it's their First Amendment Right."
 
"We don't burn books in America, we now re-write them"**
 
**As you probably already know, this is one of my big problems with our public (government) education system.
 
"We got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them as PROGRESSIVES".
 
"We are unable to control our border with Mexico but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea."
 
"We still have freedom of speech but only if we are politically correct."
 
"Parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games."
 
"The land of opportunity is now the land of handouts."
 
"The following quotation is as applicable today as it was when Cicero said it in 55 B.C.:
 
The budget must be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.  People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.
 
"Rome, of course, collapsed after 1,000 years as Cicero predicted.  Unfortunately, the way our country is being led and bled, I do not believe we will last nearly that long as a country."
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Fortunately, we do have an opportunity over the next two years to get our country headed back in the right direction.  And I am referring to the direction given to the first American citizens by our Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution.
 
We must replace these buffoons who presently call themselves U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives.  Unfortunately the only people they represent are themselves and their attempts to be re-elected.
 
Let us take our INDEPENDENCE  BACK  FROM  THESE  ELECTED  CRIMINALS.
 
Also, let us look back to the Revolutionary War when American citizens did revolt against Great Britain and King George.   Here are just a few items that I have picked up from reading historical accounts and watching historical accounts on either the History Channel or the Military Channel.
 
One of the first things you will notice is the fact that Great Britain at that time had the best equipped and best trained Army on earth.
 
The American colonists had to furnish their own weapons and eventually did receive some assistance from France.  The American colonists banded together in militias.  How were they able to do this?  Easy, they owned their own arms.
 
While the British had the best trained Army in the world and clearly outnumbered the American militias, the British were fighting for pay.
 
The Americans were fighting for their LIBERTY.
 
And that is a huge difference.
 
Just check back in the history of our country and see if there is not a really frightening similarity in British Rule in the 1700s  and  the oppressing rule of our present government.  The main difference being is that now we already have a Constitution in place and if we all make up our minds to really make a difference we can do it without firing a shot.  We can do it at the ballot box this November and again in 2012.
 
Forget about these Democrat/Republican labels and concentrate on right and wrong.  On freedom vs. slavery.   And I am not speaking of slavery as it was in our history where at some point in time all of our ancestors were enslaved by some group or another.  I am speaking of who will be in charge of our Republic --  The People or The Politicians.
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SPORTS:
 
Soccer
 
With our nation being in a pretty sorry state of affairs, particularly since the election of Barack Hussein Obama as  President of the United States, I would like for a moment to get away from politics for a moment and give a few opinions on the "Sports World".
 
First let us speak of the World Cup soccer tournament currently in progress in South Africa.  As most of you already know I find soccer somewhat dull.   I actually did attempt to get a degree of interest in these games but met with horrible results.
 
I finally decided that my views on soccer (other than the games in which your grandchildren are participants) pretty well paralleled those of "Bucky Katt" in the comic strip "Get Fuzzy".  Of course Bucky Katt is a bit opinionated and arrogant but other than that there are some other similarities between him and me.  In one episode a couple of days back Bucky Katt noticed that not one person had been socked so his question arose as to why was it called "SOCCER".   He said that it would be more correct to call it "LOITERING".  I realized that he and I had the same view of this "World's most popular sport".
 
I began to think that perhaps WATCHING a World Cup Soccer Match on television was the dullest thing you could experience.  Ah, but I was wr - - -;  incor - - - -; in err - -;   a trifle confused on this.  As I was going to the post office the other morning I happened to turn on my truck radio and they were broadcasting the game between Germany and Argentina.  I came to the realization that LISTENING  to a radio broadcast  of a World Cup Soccer Match topped watching a match by a very large margin on the DULL  METER.  So I came to the conclusion that listening to a match was the dullest thing on earth.   WRONG!!!!   After the match was over they had the POST  MATCH  INTERVIEWS, and that, my friends, is DULLER;MORE DULL ;DULLEST or whatever adjective you choose than almost anything I can think of.  Watching water boil is more exciting.  Thank God they only do this every four years.  I would prefer that it would occur, to borrow a phrase from Abe Lincoln, "Four Score and Seven Years".
 
Football
 
Then of course this week we have been subjected to another occurrence which brings in question the character of Philadelphia Eagles Quarter Michael Vick.
 
It seems as if it was Michael Vick's birthday and some associates threw him a birthday bash at some club, I'm not sure exactly where.  But  apparently there was some gunplay and evidently someone was hit and by the time the police arrived, to their surprise Michael Vick was GONE.  Imagine that.
 
It seems to me as if Dog Fighting is not one of Michael Vick's stronger areas --- and apparently  Gun Fighting is not a particular strong suit with the Philadelphia Quarterback.  I was thinking that perhaps Michael should take up "Pillow FIghting"  of course someone would have to make sure he didn't kill the ducks and geese in order to obtain the feathers.
 
I have come up with an alternate plan, however.  Perhaps next year if Michael Vick is going to have a birthday party, I might suggest a get together with some close friends (If Michael has any left by that time) and throw a big bash at "Chucky Cheese".   Of course party-goers would need to be strip searched prior to entering and of course we still don't know how Michael and his compadres would relate to a large rat dressed as Elvis Presley...  Just a thought.
 
Hey!   Perhaps if we could convince the U.S. Soccer Association to form a national team and include Michael Vick and some of his runnin' buds that Soccer might indeed become a sport which would appeal to the American sports aficionado.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar - NM;    Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly,  Bill Wigginton, - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt - FL;     Dennis Murphy - CO;    Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;    Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto,  Annise Kennedy - CA;    Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;    John Bowcutt - WA;    "Red" Suddreth - NC;    Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen,  2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;    Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;    Capt. Brian Kriss-TxANG;    Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensgn. Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;    Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;    SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek;   Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;    John Mallory -DEA;    Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"In one of President Obama's many prissy little sermonettes, complete with finger wagging, he has declared:  Next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits step up.  Because I'm calling their bluff." ------  "Why Republicans join such transparent attempts to rescue the Democrats from the political consequences of their own actions is one of the many unsolved mysteries of human nature in general and the Republican Party in particular." ......  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"What this political game boils down to is that Democrats get all the political benefits of playing Santa Claus to all sorts of groups and special interests, while Republicans who vote to raise taxes to pay for all this are cast in the role of Frank Nitti, the enforcer for the mob.--- Many elections have confirmed that Santa Claus is more popular than Frank Nitti, surprising as that may be to some people."...............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The state governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty of the national authority."....... ALEXANDER  HAMILTON
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take, but as for me give me liberty or give me death."......................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;  AG  Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);    Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;  Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);    Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);    Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;    AL  GORE:    Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;    NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;  Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);    Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;  ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;   NY TIMES;  LA TIMES;  CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;   NOW;   Jon Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal
 
MORE STUFF:
 
Well it is now official.  The Justice Department has filed suit against the State of Arizona to protest the new Arizona Immigration Statute.
 
Oh, excuse me.  Perhaps I should have described it as have all of the mainstream media hacks.  ALL of them refer to this Arizona State Legislation as "The CONTROVERSIAL Arizona Immigration Law".   Last time I heard about 70% of the American people were in favor of the Arizona law and in my books that is not all that CONTROVERSIAL.
 
You see, when a piece of legislation is passed with which the Democrats/Socialists/Progressives do not agree then it is automatically CONTROVERSIAL.  But I seem to remember a piece of national legislation, which was being pushed and supported by Fat Ass Teddy Kennedy and Fat Headed John McCain and supported by Lindsey Graham and a bunch more politicians BUT was shot down by the people, always referred to as COMPREHENSIVE  Immigration Reform.
 
So what lesson do we learn from this?  If it is something which benefits the American people it is CONTROVERSIAL but when it is something which is being proposed for no other reason than to get votes for certain politicians , then it is COMPREHENSIVE.
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I know I talked about sports a little earlier but this week a long time college and NFL coach, Don Coryell, passed away at the age of 85.  He was the former coach of the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers in the NFL.
 
I do know one thing about this man.  His offenses were lots of fun to watch.   And I can't tell you  how many times his teams came into Dallas and put it on the Cowboys
 
I guess what really tells us about a person is how he is described by his former players.  Coach Coryell was loved and respected by all of the former players who were interviewed after his death and these included some NFL Hall of Famers.
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Last Sunday in church I happened to be sitting across the aisle from a lady who had two little boys with her.  The oldest appeared to be about 7 or 8 years old and was a perfect gentleman.  The youngest who appeared to be 2 to 3 years old was a rolling ball of butcher knives.  This was the loudest kid I have seen in a while.  He never uttered a sound which was not an ear splitting yell.   Everyone around them was staring at this woman and that little boy.  Then in order to shut him up for a few seconds, this woman reached into her purse and  brought out a set of keys which appeared to equal in weight a men's shot put (for those of you in the People's Republic of San Francisco that is about 16 pounds).  Of course this little monster didn't make much noise with those babies.   I am sure that the concept of discipline has completely escaped this woman's vocabulary.  But I found it rather interesting that her older son was a perfect gentleman.
 
I am sure that if this kid has the same level of discipline when he reaches school age and he attends a public/government school that they will load him down with Ritalin be more concerned with his self esteem than they are with his behavior.
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Remember - Start this November to take back control of our government.  Vote these boobs out of office.

Later
 
JEM
   
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June 30th, 2010  Rights / Appointments


Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of SUV And Pickup Truck Driving Jingoistic Right Wing Conspiratorial Gun Owning Angry Mob Members.
 
RIGHTS:
 
Unlike Barack Hussein Obama and most of his cabinet I am aware that it is the Declaration of Independence  rather than the United States Constitution which states that all men are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights".   Perhaps the best way to start this is by giving the definition of the word "INALIENABLE".  According to Webster the meaning of this word is;  that may not be taken away or transferred.
 
Apparently many of the liberals/socialists/democrats in our nation do not understand this word.  The reason I say this is that when the Declaration of Independence speaks of "INALIENABLE  RIGHTS" it goes on to say that;  "among these are life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness".  It doesn't say that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the only INALIENABLE  RIGHTS  with which we as Americans are endowed by our Creator.
 
Now let's move on the the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution which states:
 
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL  NOT  BE  INFRINGED".
 
So when I hear that the Second Amendment gives the people the right to keep and bear arms I had to really look into this concept.  And after doing so I submit to you that the Second Amendment does not grant us the right to keep and bear arms but it DOES   GUARANTEE  THAT   THIS  RIGHT  SHALL  NOT  BE  INFRINGED.  So in my way of looking at this, our right to protect ourselves with the ability to purchase, own,  keep  and bear  arms  is one of those INALIENABLE  RIGHTS mentioned in the Declaration of Independence and our U.S. Constitutions GUARANTEES  that  this  inalienable right SHALL  NOT  BE  INFRINGED.
 
This week, our very own Supreme Court in a 5 -4 vote agreed that  the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution does extend to all 50 States the guarantee that governments ability to limit "the right to keep and bear arms" is significantly limited.
 
What is most frightening to me is that the vote on this issue was split 5 to 4.  So this means that ONE  SUPREME  COURT  JUSTICE can control the rights of 300,000,000 people by a single vote.
 
I will never be able to understand how the four Supreme Court Justices who voted in the minority can tell us that  they are interpreting our Constitution as it was designed by the Founders of our country.
 
And my take on the First Amendment which in part states;   "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"  is that this was not meant to protect the citizens from religion, but rather to protect an individual's right to express his/her religious beliefs FROM  THE  GOVERNMENT.
 
But then again, I sort of believe that our country's founders drafted this Constitution to be rigid and unchanging which is a bit different from the views of these liberal/socialist boobs that the Constitution is a "Living, Breathing, Ever Changing Document".
 
They said what they meant and meant what they said.
 
This brings me to my second topic.
 
APPOINTMENTS:
 
I have watched this appointment of Elena Kagen as a replacement Supreme Court Justice with very little hope that the Republican Senators are going to do anything but roll over  and play dead.
 
I have been unable to find anything in this woman's past behavior which gives me much hope that she will be anything other than a far left loon which will fit right in with Justices Sotomayor and Ginsberg.
 
I did make an attempt to watch some  of  her confirmation hearings but became pretty upset when I saw that the Republican Senators, for the biggest part, were not going to do anything other than make speeches in order to insure their being re-elected.   I am not sure that most of these boobs  understand that  the American people have had enough of their kind of political games.  I see no way that Kagen will not be confirmed as our Republican elected officials appear to be interchangeable with the Democrat/Socialist  slugs from the other side.
 
And while I am on the subject of appointments,  how about the mutt who has been appointed as Director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE).   The first thing we hear is that former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt "is a respected member of the law enforcement community.  OK.  I am a former full time member of the "Law Enforcement Community" and am now a retired member of same.  To this description of former Chief Hurtt I must in all honesty say, "Bullshit!". 
 
When Chief Hurtt was Chief of Police in Houston, Texas,  Houston was known as a "Sanctuary City"  which simply means that immigration laws were completely disregarded by that department.   How can someone who takes an oath which is required by all law enforcement agencies then order your officers to NOT  ENFORCE certain laws?
 
Of course the Obama administration is putting out the word that Harold Hurtt  had always been a proponent of local authorities being able to initiate deportation proceedings against illegal aliens.  To that I also say "Bullshit!".
 
However some of his critics say that his pro-immigration policies enabled illegal aliens to kill two police officers and seriously injure another when he was Chief of Police in Phoenix, Arizona  before he left in 2005 and to kill an officer in Houston before he retired in 2009.   Yep sounds like the guy we need to direct ICE.
 
And speaking of another Obama appointee, try Attorney General Eric Holder whose office just dismissed charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for election crimes in Philadelphia.  We have all seen the film of the New Black Panther Party members, armed with clubs, at the polls  during elections earlier in the year.  I suppose that perhaps Attorney General Holder is too busy attempting to find members of the Border Patrol to prosecute for some violation or another.
 
But then, why should any of us be surprised to find out that appointees of Barack Hussein Obama are anything but incompetent turds?  After all, their boss also falls into that category.  It must not take a great deal of intelligence to be a community organizer.  But apparently the one quality which is really desirable to make it big in the community organizing field is a complete lack of ability to judge character.   I saw one description of Barack Hussein Obama with which I am in complete agreement.  He was referred to as a "Talking pile of clothing".
 
ARIZONA:
 
Earlier in the week I heard  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer making reference to many of the illegal aliens entering the United States through Arizona were being pressed into duty as drug mules by the smugglers.  She also said that much of the human smuggling into Arizona is under the direction of Mexican drug cartels.  This, of course is true.

Well,  U.S. Senator John McCain says that he disagrees with Governor Brewer.  Once again, McCain falls back into the fairy tale that most of the illegal aliens are just coming over here to the United States to "do jobs that Americans just won't do".
 
I hope that by this time Arizona residents have seen Senator John McCain for the phony varmint he really is.  I can remember seeing a recent political ad featuring John  McCain and one of the Arizona Sheriffs walking along a fence along the Mexican border talking tough.  The more I see of John McCain the more I believe that he is not a "Maverick" as he claims to be.  He has been in Washington way too long and from everything I have heard the good people of Arizona have had about enough of his act.  We can only hope.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Julio Mirales - NM;    Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly,  Bill Wigginton, Joe P. Hunt - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller - FL;     Dennis Murphy - CO;    Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;    Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto,  Annise Kennedy - CA;    Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;    John Bowcutt - WA;    "Red" Suddreth - NC;   GySgt.  Daniel West,    Rudy Bates,   MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen,  2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;    Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;    Capt. Brian Kriss-TxANG;    Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensgn. Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;    Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;    SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek;   Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;    John Mallory -DEA;    Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"People who think that we shouldn't be allowed to make our own medical decisions, or decisions about which schools our children attend, certainly are not likely to be happy with the idea that we can make our own decisions about how to defend ourselves."..... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"As for the merits or demerits of gun control laws themselves, a vast amount of evidence, both from the United States and from other countries, shows that keeping guns out of the hands of  law-abiding citizens does not keep guns out of the hands of criminals.  It is not uncommon for a tightening of gun control laws to be followed by an increase -- not a decrease -- in gun crimes, including murder.".................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"We hear a lot about countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States that have lower murder  rates.   But we very seldom hear about countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States that have higher murder rates, such as Russia and Brazil.".........................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."............   PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;  AG  Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);    Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;  Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);    Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);    Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;    AL  GORE:    Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;    NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;  Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);    Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;  ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;   NY TIMES;  LA TIMES;  CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;   NOW;   Jon Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
I have become pretty much fed up with professional sports and in particular professional baseball.   Professional football is also knocking at that door.  I trust I do not even have to go into professional soccer.  Do they still play professional basketball?
 
But I do enjoy college baseball and in particular the College World Series.  This year was different only in the fact that I did see some of the best college baseball I have ever seen.  Of course the NCAA Baseball Champions are the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.  They just had a really good solid team with some really exceptional pitching.  Last night at 11:30 PM I finally went to bed after watching South Carolina win the championship game 2 -1 over UCLA in 11 innings.
 
Actually the best pitcher in the tournament was from TCU.  He was a freshman and had a 16 -0 record this season.  And the best overall player I saw this year was the catcher for TCU.  This guy was unbelievable through the entire tournament.  In their elimination game he hit 2 home runs.  He had really good speed and a rocket arm and was an exceptional hitter.  He had it all.  But all in all, South Carolina had the best overall team.
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Last week I watched a couple of movies which are among my favorites.  Both starred Gregory Peck.  One being "The Big Country" which was loaded with really great actors including one of my very favorites , Burl Ives.   He played a great role and I always appreciated Mr. Ives' work in films and in music.
 
The second movie starring Gregory Peck which I really enjoyed was "To Kill A Mockingbird".  And this was also the first film role, I believe, for Robert Duvall.  It was a really great movie with a really good message.  This is pretty unusual for today's films which depend upon special effects,  bad language, and graphic sex to sell.
 
I try to watch contemporary comedy films and quite frankly I don't find them humorous or even slightly funny.  If anyone wants to watch a really funny movie, I might suggest "The Great Race"  which starred Tony Curtis,  Jack Lemmon (who played a dual role),  Peter Falk,  and Natalie Wood.  I had almost forgotten what a really beautiful woman Natalie Wood was.  Anyway, this is a really funny film.
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Last week one evening I was watching a program on the development of the Gibson Guitar.  It was a little over an hour long with a great deal of the program dedicated to the development of the electric guitar.  Of course the program was loaded with loads of video of various guitar players.  But the single guitarist who still amazes me even several years after his death was a man I started listening to in the early 1950's.  I never passed up a chance to listen to him play and have seen him live on a couple of occasions.  I am of course speaking of Mr. Les Paul.  This man was singularly responsible for the development of the electric guitar as we know it today.  He did stuff that was scary good.   He did stuff that I have not seen other guitarists master to this day.   Many of today's so called greats paid homage to Les Paul in this program.
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I have listened to these politicians and political hacks talking about creating some type of commission or blue ribbon panel or God forbid an "oversight committee" to be in control of energy so that what has happened with the British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill will "NEVER  HAPPEN   AGAIN".    Now how in the hell can some group of varmints appointed by the varmints in Washington D.C.  insure that something,  no let me say anything, like this can "NEVER  HAPPEN   AGAIN".    
 
Suppose this panel, commission,  committee is appointed by this present group of incompetents and something like this "DOES  HAPPEN  AGAIN"?   Will these panel, commission, committee members pay for the damage out of their own pockets?
 
Or do we get to line their asses up against a wall an execute them?   Hey, if we get to do this, appoint away.
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Don't forget, this Sunday is July 4th, Independence Day.   Fly you flags.  Thank God that you were born in the United States of America.  Pray for an attack of sanity to seize our national elected officials.   Think not only of TERM  LIMITS but also POWER  LIMITS.  As a matter of fact, I am more interested in limiting the power of elected officials than I am their terms.
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God bless you all and God bless our military
 
JEM 

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June 23rd, 2010 (3)(4)(5)HEARINGS/FIRING

Hello once again from the West Texas Headquarters For Gun Owning SUV Driving Jingoistic Boycotters Of Those Who Boycott Arizona.
 
I am back in the saddle after a serious bout with a killer sinus infection.  During that time period I did not:
 
Murder Nicole Brown Simpson
Father Anna Nichole Smith's Child
Watch Even One Single World Cup Soccer Game
Give One Interview To Rolling Stone Magazine
Spill Any Oil In The Gulf Or Anywhere Else
Come Up With Way To Plug The Gulf Oil Leak
 
What I did do was try to figure out who was more arrogant -- British Petroleum big wigs or U.S. Congressmen/Senators.   Which brings me to the first topic:
 
HEARINGS:
 
In an interview outside of the Congressional Hearings on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico I watched a particularly arrogant British Petroleum official keep referring to the "Small People".  I wasn't quite sure if he was referring to the movie "The Terror Of Tiny Town" or perhaps the "Munchkins" in "The Wizard Of Oz".   Then it sank in that who he was referring to was every day working Americans who lived and worked along the Gulf Coast.   I thought to myself that a bigger "Horse's Ass" couldn't possible exist on the planet.
 
How wrong I was.   I then over the next couple of days watched the Congressional Hearings on the gulf oil spill.
 
Even prior to British Petroleum (BP) CEO Tony Hayward being sworn in I noticed that the Committee was pretty much populated by pure turds.   Then they swore in Hayward and he came across as something less than your ideal neighbor.
 
In all fairness, I could understand why Hayward was evasive in his responses to these Congressional Mutts.   He and his company are under investigation both criminally and civilly by the U.S. Department of Justice and not giving in depth answers which could be used against his company and himself in future trials was fairly understandable.   Even those who reside in the "People's Republics of San Francisco,  Austin,  and Massachusetts" should be able to understand that.   But then I could be wrong about that as it would take someone with normal powers of observation and an intelligence above that of a wet rag.
 
Pretty early in the game, Texas Congressman  Joe Barton pissed in his breakfast with me by appearing to apologize to Hayward for the actions of the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate Human, Barack Hussein Obama, for committing extortion by forcing BP to put up a $20 Billion fund which would pay back the victims of the BP oil spill.
 
Now let me clear up one thing right now.  I believe that BP should create a fund which might even be larger than the $20 Billion no in effect.  I have no problem with our government requesting this be done.  BUT  if BP created this fund due to threats and pressure from the Obama administration then I believe that this is wrong.
 
And what really steams me is when the Obama administration tells us that this fund will be under the control of an "Independent Third Party".   Who is this "Independent Third Party"?  Why none other than Obama Pay Czar, Kenneth Feinberg.   Pretty independent, huh?
 
Then of course if this were not enough, later on in the day, Texas Congressman Joe Barton APOLOGIZED for his original APOLOGY.  I am not sure exactly where Barton's district is in the State of Texas but those folks need to kick his ass right out the door and I AM NOT  SORRY FOR  MAKING  THAT  STATEMENT.
 
Then NY Congressman Engal told Hayward that he was "Insulting Their Intelligence".   I gave this some thought and came to the conclusion that insulting the intelligence of a room full of boobs was actually not all that difficult.
 
Before I leave this subject I feel that I must point out that the Chairperson of this group of turds was none other than California Representative HENRY  WAXMAN.   To say that Henry Waxman is one ugly dude is a real understatement.  Waxman is sort of a male Helen Thomas.  In other words, if ugly were people, Waxman would be India.  I got to looking at Waxman really close and decided that he would make a great "Hogette".   For those of you who are not football fans, the "Hogettes" were a bunch of guys who wore dresses and fake hog noses to the Washington Redskins football games.  They did this to honor the old Redskins Offensive Line lovingly called "The Hogs".
 
Only difference is, Waxman wouldn't have to purchase a fake Hog Nose.  He already has one.
 
Before I get completely off this subject I must address the Oval Office address to the nation by the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human.   I am still not completely sure what all that was about other than he used this oil spill and his bully pulpit to advance his long range energy goals and in the process he told "THE  BIG  LIE"  when he said "We have run out of places to drill".   What a complete load of horse manure.  And he finished up with a couple of sentences regarding the direction of our country and not knowing where we were going or how we were going to get there which I found completely pointless and had no real meaning.  Sort of fits right in with his whole performance as President of the United States.
 
Later in the week I was watching a program on which one of the guests gave a really great description of both Houses of Congress when he called them "A  PARLIAMENT  OF  WHORES."
 
FIRING:
 
Just a couple of hours back I watched the "World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human" speaking about the firing of General Stanley McChrystal and replacing him with General David Petraeus.
 
I am not sure exactly what was allegedly said by General McChrystal and members of his staff which got this business started but I did have a question which crossed my mind and that was this:
 
Why was a reporter for "Rolling Stones Magazine" given any access to our military leadership for any reason whatsoever?  I am not completely sure we have received the complete story on this mess and perhaps we never will but I did notice this:
 
For the past couple of days, everyone's attention had been diverted from the gulf oil spill onto General McChrystal's statements about Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Biden made to a Rolling Stones reporter.
 
It seems that just about the time that the entire American public gets their fill of these White House Criminals, some other crisis comes up out of the blue to try to divert our attention onto something which in the large scheme of things is reasonably unimportant.
 
And I also have this question.  Could the statements made by General McChrystal and his staff based upon facts which are actually true?
 
I have seen a number of interviews with retired military personnel who knew and worked with General McChrystal and all of them have had nothing but praise for this man. 

Again, I am not sure we have been told the complete truth regarding this matter but I'm sure that the National Enquirer or People Magazine or Star or Playboy will come up with an in depth investigative series of articles which will bring out the real truth.....  Then again, maybe not.
 
PRAYER  LIST:
 
Tony Knott, Tony Aguilar, Julio Mirales - NM;    Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly,  Bill Wigginton, Joe P. Hunt - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller - FL;     Dennis Murphy - CO;    Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD;    Susan O'Brien, Kate Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto,  Annise Kennedy - CA;    Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;    John Bowcutt - WA;    "Red" Suddreth - NC;    Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt. Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen,  2nd Lt. Michael Rice,  GySgt. James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;    Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;   SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;    Capt. Brian Kriss-TxANG;    Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensgn. Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, Mike Mauldin - US NAVY;    Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES;    SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek;   Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;    John Mallory -DEA;    Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"Just where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a president has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation?   Nowhere."....  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"But the Constitution says that private property is not to be confiscated by the government without due process of law.  Technically, it has not been confiscated by Barack Obama, but that is a distinction without a difference."........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Useful Idiots was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union........... Those who cannot see beyond the immediate events to the issues of arbitrary power -- versus the rule of law  and the preservation of freedom -- are the USEFUL  IDIOTS of our time.  But useful to whom?".. THOMAS SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death"........  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;   Barney Frank;   Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;   Arlen Specter;  AG  Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);    Henry Waxman;   Vice President Joseph Biden;   Sheila Jackson Lee;  Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;   Keith Olberman (MSNBC);    Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;   Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;   Richard Durbin;   John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);    Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;    AL  GORE:    Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;   Alcee Hastings;    Bart Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;   Katy Couric;   Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;    NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;  Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);    Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Ted Turner;  Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;  Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   John McCain (R);   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;  ACORN;   CODE  PINK;   LULAC;   LA RAZA;   AARP;   NY TIMES;  LA TIMES;  CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;  MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;   NOW;   Jon Testor;   Mayor Michael Bloomberg;  Michael Blumenthal
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
A couple of days back I received a telephone call from a lady who said that she was with "The Republican National Committee".  O course the reason for the call was that they wanted me to donate money to the RNC which I imagine would in turn be handed out to people who have absolutely nothing to do with my state and in all probability would go to helping John McCain or some other Republican candidate, whom I DO NOT  SUPPORT, get re-elected.
 
I told this lady that apparently the RNC had a basic communication problem as I thought I had made myself perfectly clear several time in written communications to the RNC that they more than likely had more of a chance of getting money out of Nancy Pelosi than they did of getting any more money from me.
 
She then began to go into her written sales pitch and I cut her pretty short and told her that until the RNC started acting like Conservative Republicans and getting rid of these same tired faces that they would not receive another cent from me.  And I was dead serious.  Actually when I get to thinking about who is responsible for Barack Hussein Obama and his criminal band;  Nancy Pelosi;  Harry Reid;  Chuck Schumer and all the rest, I come up with the same answers:   It was REPUBLICANS  WHO  FORGOT  THEIR  CONSERVATIVE  ROOTS and began to act just like the Democrats/Socialists/Progressives who are now driving the bus.
 
I can remember President George Bush after his re-election making the statement that he had "Political Capital" and was going to use it.   Sounded pretty good at the time but he pissed it all off on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and a bunch of other idiotic programs which would not work.
 
I have noticed here lately in a couple of interviews that former First Lady Laura Bush is starting to sound more like a member of the National Organization of Women than she does the wife of a supposed Conservative President.
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Now I will tell you all what really cured me from my sinus infection.  I had taken a bunch of medication which apparently had little effect.  But one day when I decided to go to the store and see if I could find some other over the counter medicine which would give me some relief. 

I was walking back toward the pharmacy at Albertson's and as I was walking past the magazine section, what should jump out at me but the 2010 Edition of DAVE  CAMPBELL'S   TEXAS  FOOTBALL  MAGAZINE.   I immediately grabbed my copy, blew off the pharmacy and went home and began to scan through the greatest football magazine on the planet.
 
The next day my sinus felt better and two days later I went in for my annual physical checkup with my doctor and my sinus problems and sore throat  were gone.
 
So my prescription for sinus infections, for those of you who reside in Texas:
 
Forget Sudafed
Take One Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine and scan it.  Your sinus infections will leave.
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World Cup Soccer is perhaps slightly ahead of synchronized swimming in my sports viewing.  Soccer is something which interests you if your kids or grand kids are playing.
 
It is rather tough for me to get caught up in the excitement of the world's most popular sport when Lower Slobovistan and Elbonia play to a 2 -2 tie.
 
And please spare me those idiot fans in South Africa blowing those idiotic plastic horns.  Thank God that World Cup only happens every four years.  I might suggest they play the world cup every 17 years when the Cicadas finally hatch and make their irritating noises.
 
Incidentally if you have never seen a Cicada Killer Wasp bring one of those babies down, you have missed something.
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Anyway,  it is good to be back.
 
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June 9th, 2010 ARTICLES / D-DAY

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters For Vast Right Wing Jingoistic Conspirators.
 
ARTICLES:
 
Earlier this week in the (Sub) Standard Times an article caught my eye.  The author of this article was a Martha Mendoza.   The headline for this article was:
 
Data Find U.S. - Mexico Border Not So Dangerous
 
One must wonder if Ms. Mendoza  has found another country called U.S. which shares a common border with another country called Mexico.  She goes on to point out that Border Patrol Agents face far less danger than street cops in most U.S. cities.  She also stated that the top four big cities in America with the lowest rates of violent crime are all in border states:  San DIego, Phoenix,  El Paso and Austin.  But when you read the article carefully and can read a map you might notice that Austin, Texas is NOT  near the Mexican border and and Phoenix, AZ is well over 100 miles from the border.
 
Of course Ms. Mendoza shares the same view as HHS Secretary Janet Napolitano that "The border is safer now than it's ever been."   One must wonder if this woman was overcome by an attack of lunacy, OR is she lying?  Of course a fourth  possibility also exists and that possibility must call into question her competence.
 
There is rarely a day passes that you don't read or hear of mass murders of public officials in Mexico.   It took Jesse Owens longer to win the 100 meter dash in the 1936 Berlin Olympics than is the present life expectancy of one of the Mexican Border Town's Police Chiefs.  Now while I do not live near the U.S. Mexican border I will wager I have made just about as many if not more trips to Mexico as  have most people.
 
Years ago some friends and I made at least two trips per year  to Lake Novillo located in the Sierra Madre Mountains.   The fishing was the greatest I have ever experienced.  We stayed in a very small village which at that time had no electricity and no running water.  The people who lived in that village were some of the nicest people I was ever around.  But I did learn one thing and that was that they lived in abject terror of the Mexican Army and Federal Police.  They told us of several occasions in the past when the troops would converge on their village and would threaten and beat the crap out of women and children until they got the information they were after.  Of course the residents of those little villages owned  no firearms and were at the mercy of the Federals OR anyone posing as a Federal Officer.  Now I am pretty sure that the crime rates in those little villages were pretty low but those towns and cities along the border or even close to the border were a completely different story.
 
I really hate to say that Ms. Mendoza is full of crap, but she is.
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Later on, I read still another article which had this headline:

Fatal Border Shooting Draws Barbs -  This masterpiece actually took two incompetents  to reach the finished product.  They were Christopher Sherman AND Olivia Torres. 
 
Then the article goes on to report a shooting of "A 15 year old boy" had occurred in the crime free city of El Paso.  According to this article this 15 year old youth was attempting to enter the state of Texas ILLEGALLY an began throwing rocks at officers at an international bridge near downtown El Paso.
 
I am sure that you will all be surprised that this event "drew sharp criticism from the Mexican government.  Let's look at this for a moment.  "Drew Sharp Criticism From The Mexican Government".  I am not sure, but I believe that perhaps Rhett Butler might have put it best when he said "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
 
The article went on to say that this was the SECOND death of a Mexican at the hands of the Border Patrol officers in less than two weeks.  The article went on to say that Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua Attorney General's office said that a spent .40 MM shell (I am sure these brain surgeons meant .40 caliber which is roughly a 10 MM round) was found near the body and was basically  attempting to say that the U.S. Border Patrol Agents had crossed the international border which would be in Mexico, although he did not explicitly make that suggestion.
 
A U.S. official, meanwhile, said that a video shows that the Border Patrol Agent DID NOT  ENTER  MEXICO.   Evidently the video does show what appear to be four Mexican law enforcement officers driving to the edge of a dry but muddy bed of the Rio Grande, walking across to the U.S. side and pick up an object and return to Mexico near the area where the 15 year old boy's body was. 
 
The Border Patrol Agents were responding to a group of illegal aliens being smuggled into the U.S.  Then later today on FOX News, they showed a photograph of this 15 year old youth AND revealed the fact that this 15 year old boy was a known smuggler and had been arrested in the United State a number of times in the past and had been deported at least 5 times..
 
All this goes to show that this varmint brought rocks to a gun-fight.  Now what remains to be seen is whether or not the Obama administration will attempt to make an example out of the Border Patrol Agents like they attempted with that last group of Navy SEALs.
 
And just to make another point, I have seen a number of video pieces taken along the U.S. Mexican border where illegal aliens began throwing rocks  at U.S. Border Patrol Agents.  I remember seeing one Border Patrol Agent being struck in the head and knocked unconscious.
 
I can also remember working homicides where the victim was killed with a rock or heavy brick.
 
One must wonder if perhaps these illegal aliens learned the rock throwing tactics from the Palestinians who seem to enjoy rock throwing.  It doesn't work well with the Israelis and apparently doesn't work all that well with the U.S. Border Patrol. 
 
PRAYERS:

Tony Knott,  Ann Fraley,  Tony Aguilar,  Julio Mirales - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, George Brogdon,  Bob Love,  Bill Wigginton,  Vince Necaise - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,  Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley,  Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien,  Kate  Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto, Annise Kennedy - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Dennis Murphy - CO:   Alex Barker - GA;   John Bowcutt -WA;   "Red" Suddreth - NC;   Bette Miller - AZ;   Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt.  Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, 2nd Lt.  Michael Rice, GySgt.  James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR  Robert McLay, Ensgn.  Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin -  US NAVY;   Levi English;  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC  Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Cathy Fellowes Hill;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"A newspaper headline said: U,S. Growing Impatient With Iran.   Boy, won't that scare them to death?  If they keep going, and make enough nuclear bombs to blast us to smithereens, we will go to the United Nations and get a resolution passed.".... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"After North Korea torpedoed a South Korean ship, killing 46 sailors, was there even one-tenth the outrage that is ringing out loudly around the world because of 9 deaths that resulted from Israeli Commandos intercepting a ship heading for the Gaza strip?" ... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Whether Barack Obama is simply incompetent as President or has some hidden agenda to undermine this country, at home and abroad, he has nearly everything he needs to ruin America, including a fool for a Vice President."...........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;  Barney Frank;  Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;  Arlen Specter;  AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;  Vice President Joseph Biden;  Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;  Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   HSS Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;  Richard Durbin;  John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart  Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;  Katy Couric;  Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   Jon Testor;  Michael Bloomberg;  Paul McCartney;   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;    CODE  PINK;   LULAC;  LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;   MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;
 
D-DAY:
 
Of course as we all know, last Sunday, June 6th was a day which has been known ever since June 6, 1944 as D-DAY.   No it is not a holiday BUT it is a day on which we should remember a huge piece of our history and we should pay honor to all those took part in this largest amphibious assault in history.  It is a day on which we should always COMMEMORATE rather than celebrate.
 
I thought sure that our local liberal rag would have quite a bit of coverage but when I picked up the local (Sub) Standard Times, there was nothing on the front page.  However on page 6 in section 1 there was a story with the headlines reading:
 
Workers Reinforcing Cliffs Rangers Conquered On D-Day.
 
The entire article was dedicated to this reinforcing project.  Of course the cliffs were at Pointe du Hoc.  On June 6, 1944 the Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to put out of commission six 155 mm Nazi howitzers.  Of the 235 men who took on the cliffs, only 90 were fit for battle two days later. The rest were either dead or wounded.
 
I just thought it a real shame that in the near future, our school children will not even have an idea of D-Day is all about or World War II for that matter.
 
Also on D-Day one would have thought that the History Channel would have shown a number of really good programs  about D-Day and WW II.  But instead, the History Channel showed an Ice Road Truckers and Pawn Stars marathon.  A damn shame.
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
It has been a little over a week now since we all heard the tragic news regarding the split-up of Al and Tipper Gore.
 
This news carved out a place in my totem pole of importance just a hair behind  the split up of Boy George and the Culture Club.  And that tragic event was right along in there with the break-up of the Jackson Five.
 
Actually none of those tragic event should put any of us in a higher tax bracket.  Probably ol' fat ass Al Gore is the only one who will be in a different tax bracket.
 
Hey!!  I just thought of a project that Al Gore could get involved in.  He could join up with those idiots on the TV Series "Whale Wars"   Now I don't know if any of you have ever watched this program but if you have, you will understand.  If you haven't, try to watch a couple of episodes.
 
Now I have nothing against whales.  And I don't particularly like to see them killed but harvesting a certain number of whales is permitted and most of the folks involved in the whaling industry are from Japan.  Of course the Japanese use every bit of the whale for a various number of products including food.  Whale meat doesn't sound particularly appetizing to me but neither does squash.
 
This fat bozo who is the chief character in this anti-whaling group was actually one of the founders of "Green Peace".   OK now get ready for this.   "Green Peace" KICKED  HIM  OUT  OF  THEIR  ORGANIZATION for being too radical.   When you are too radical for "Green Peace" you have hit the bottom of the barrel.
 
This guy owns a pretty decent sized ship equipped with several speed boats and a helicopter.  They go around and locate Japanese whaling vessels and they just basically harass them by getting close and throwing various types of stink-bombs and on occasion they will get in their speed boats and cut across the bow of the Japanese ships and on some occasions they will even BOARD  the whaling ships.  However I believe that the Japanese are pretty sick of these folks' game and they held one of the crew and took him to Japan to try him for piracy.  Good for the Japanese.
 
These people are against whaling and are trying to make complete pests of themselves.  And they actually succeeded in getting a television program.  They are nothing but environmental terrorists.  And like most really far left wing boobs when things don't go their way, they begin to fight among themselves and are some really major league whiners.
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I know I must be getting really old.  The other morning I was standing in line to get my morning cup of coffee at the Baker Street Coffee Shop and I noticed a young man in front of me dressed in a really nice looking suit.  A very clean cut young man.  Anyway it came his turn to order and here is what he said;  "I'll have a RUMPELSTILTSKIN to go."   I kept my wits about me and made my order and went to our regular table and sat down.   In a few minutes that young man's RUMPELSTILTSKIN was ready and he picked it up and left.  It was in a tall coffee cup and had whipped cream on the top but I still don't know what the ingredients are.  I do know that that one RUMPELSTILTSKIN cost him a little over $4.
 
I don't think I will order one as I could be laughed out of the joint by some rather conservative folks with whom I sit.
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After Tuesday's elections, it sure appears that a bunch of the Democrat/Socialist/Progressive candidates are in a world of trouble.  I really do believe that even some of the liberals are even beginning to realize that the world's most articulate and intelligent human has a few flaws.  I noticed that he even used a tele prompter when addressing a high school senior class.
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I am sure that you are all as saddened as am I over the news that Helen Thomas was forced into retirement due to some really stupid statements she made about Israel.   I read several articles which said that "Helen Thomas" really turned ugly in her comments regarding the Jews.
 
I've got news for you all.  Helen Thomas didn't "turn ugly".   This old sow has been ugly for most of her life.  I listened to this old bag speak on one occasion and she said that she felt that the American News Media was completely fair and certainly didn't lean to the left or give liberal politicians a pass.  That statement told me that not only was she ugly, she had the intellectual depth of a lima bean.  But ol' Helen proved a point I have been trying to make for many years.  When people kiss your ass long enough, you begin to like it and expect it.
 
So besides having a face like a fried monkey, she appears to be a liar  of the highest order.
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Keep on these elected mutts and if they act like the don't want to do right, KICK 'EM OUT.
 
Later
 


June 2nd, 2010  (4)(5)LOTS O' STUFF

Hello once again from the West Texas Regional Headquarters For Anti-Big Government Jingoistic Conspiratorial Believers In The United States Constitution.

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day and I know you all remembered the significance of that special day.  I listened to one report of how one of the Hawaiian Senators had wanted to go back to celebrating Memorial Day on May 30th as it was for years.  I do not agree with this Senator on much but I also would like to see us go back to celebrating that day by HONORING our fallen military heroes rather than viewing it as just another long 3 day week end.  I know I am old fashioned but  I think celebrating a certain day on the date intended makes us all realize the importance of that day.

 

My birthday is on April 23rd and it really doesn't matter on which day of the week it falls.  April 23rd is still my birthday.  I am just wondering at what point we will stop celebrating Christmas Day on December 25th and just move it to either the Monday or the Friday closest to that date.  As a matter of fact, I am wondering how many more years  that Christmas will be a national holiday.   We certainly have the President and the Congressional Leadership in place for it to either be moved or stricken or undergo a name change.

 

STUFF:

 

I just finished watching Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak regarding the boarding of a Gaza bound Turkish ship.  After seeing him I could only wish that we had a President of the United States who had the courage of Mr. Netanyahu.

 

Being bossy is light years away from being strong.   The Israeli Prime Minister is STRONG.  The President of the United States is merely bossy.

 

How do you figure that, you may ask?

 

It is pretty easy to see that Barack Hussein Obama appears to be  merely a puppet for some larger organization.  Almost without fail he speaks before he has all the facts.  I will not bother with going back over the last year and count how many times his initial response was completely wrong.   The professor and the policeman;   The Fort Hood TERRORIST  MURDERS are two which come to mind and of course the last couple of weeks, he and his incompetent administration have been attempting to convince the American people that British Petroleum have no interest in capping the gushing oil well in the gulf.  It is almost as if they are trying to tell us that British Petroleum is happy with the situation.

 

Just stop and think for a moment and realize that if the 19,000 barrels per day is a correct estimate of the crude oil emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, at $60 per barrel just to toss in an even figure, British Petroleum is losing  $1,140,000 per day in product alone.  Of course then add in the cost of drilling the well and the cost of all of the equipment lost and the and the cost of the clean-up efforts and the cost of the failed attempts at capping the oil flow to date, and the funds which will be paid to the businesses who have been wiped out do to the  spill and the funds which will be paid to the families of those killed in the explosion, I think you can all see that British Petroleum is probably the most concerned entity on the planet about bringing this crisis to an end.

 

I was listening to the radio a couple of days ago and one of the experts said that much of this lost oil could have been burned off BUT  since the U.S. Government must approve all efforts at controlling this spill that would have been one of the best options, HOWEVER the ENVIRONMENTALISTS whined and our government caved in to these bozos.

 

I am certainly no expert on oil spills or drilling or any other phase of the oil business (or as they say in Texas  "Awl Bidness") BUT I will wager to say that the average person in West Texas;  Louisiana;  Southeast New Mexico; and any other oil (awl) producing areas have a much better idea of the problem than do these bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

 

My idea is for the federal government to get their asses out of the way and allow British Petroleum and other professionals do whatever is necessary to bring this stuff to a halt.  Having some candy ass flunkey like Robert Gibbs get up before a microphone and talk about keeping their boot on the neck of British Petroleum is useless and only serves to show that Barack Hussein Obama is a worse judge of character than was George W. Bush.

 

Oh!  But let us not forget that the Obama administration has been doing everything within their power to make this whole mess the fault of the Bush administration.  They keep telling us that the Bush administration relaxed the oversight and regulation of the drilling companies.  I will still submit that when you concentrate on oversight and regulation, all you do is increase the size of government, particularly the EPA.  In my books, the EPA is the most out of control group on planet earth.

 

To prove this point I only have to refer to an article in our very own (Sub) Standard Times earlier in the week.  The article is headlined with:  EPA May Federalize Texas Air Program.   The article  goes on to explain how EPA Chief Al Armendariz said that the federal government would issue the operating permit for one refinery in Corpus Christi and planned to take over 39 other permits.  He also informed us that "If we have to, we will. The takeover of a state program and the federalizing of a state program is a lengthy process and doesn't happen overnight."  My question is why does it have to happen at all?

 

But the Obama administration appears to be only interested in control over every aspect of our lives and federalizing a state air program will just have to fall in line behind the federalizing of our banks;  auto industry;  and health care.  Of course federalizing a state program would allow the federal government to hire more people and have them dependent upon the federal government for their very lives.

 

MORE  STUFF:

 

I saw a small article and saw several reports on the TV News that a group of Police Chiefs from all over the United States met and reached the conclusion that Arizona's new immigration law and similar proposals in other states would lead to "An increase crime".   Just exactly how these boobs arrived at that conclusion was not explained very well in the article other than using the Obama administration's worn out reasoning of:   "Having to determine whether a person is in the United States illegally will break down the trust that police have built in communities and will divert law enforcement resources  away from fighting crime."

 

Let me see if I have this straight.  These illegal aliens have, through the years, developed a huge trust in law enforcement in their own countries so naturally they also have a trust in United States law enforcement agencies.   One must wonder if these assorted Police Chiefs were all bitten on the backside by one rabid monkey or were they gang bitten by a whole troop of rabid simians?  Whatever the case these Police Chiefs apparently have the intellectual depth of a turnip.

 

STILL MORE STUFF:

 

Again in an article from the (Below) Standard Times written by  Greg Mauz.  The article is headlined: We're Paying More -- For Lower Quality Gas.  Finally someone is publicly recognizing the fact that ethanol is not the answer to our energy problems.

 

The article points out that in the author's midsize V6 sedan he had achieved 30 miles per gallon on regular un-leaded gasoline.   When forced to use a fuel which was 10% ethanol, the mileage on the same vehicle dropped to 26 miles per gallon.   He also points out that ethanol wears out engine parts more rapidly and DOES  NOT  IMPROVE  AIR  QUALITY.  I also read another article which said that it takes 2 gallons of gasoline to make 3 gallons of ethanol.

 

Ethanol is the big lie and guess who is supporting all this crap?  Right you are, the EPA.

 

PRAYERS:


Tony Knott,    Tony Aguilar,  Julio Mirales - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, George Brogdon,  Bob Love,  Bill Wigginton,  Vince Necaise - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,  Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Dennis Murphy - CO;   Gladys Beasley,  Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien,  Kate  Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;   John Bowcutt -WA;   "Red" Suddreth - NC;    Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt.  Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, 2nd Lt.  Michael Rice, GySgt.  James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR  Robert McLay, Ensgn.  Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin -  US NAVY;   Levi English;  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC  Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;     Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military

 

QUOTES:

 

"It was Thomas Edison who brought us electricity, not the Sierra Club.  It was the Wright Brothers who got us off the ground, not the Federal Aviation Administration.   It was Henry Ford who ended the isolation of millions of Americans by making the automobile affordable, not Ralph Nader.".................  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"Colleges can teach many valuable skills, but they can also nourish many dangerous illusions.  If you really want to be of service to others, then let them decide w3hat is a service by whether they choose to spend their hard-earned money for it."..........  THOMAS  SOWELL

 

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."....  THOMAS  JEFFERSON

 

"My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy?".......  THOMAS  JEFFERSON

 

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, GIVE  ME  LIBERTY  OR  GIVE  ME  DEATH.".......... PATRICK  HENRY

 

VARMINTS:

 

President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;  Barney Frank;  Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;  Arlen Specter;  AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;  Vice President Joseph Biden;  Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;  Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   HSS Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;  Richard Durbin;  John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart  Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Michael Blumenthal;   Jon Testor;   Michael Bloomberg;      Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;  Katy Couric;  Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;    CODE  PINK;   LULAC;  LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;   MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW

 

ADDITIONAL  STUFF:

 

I said earlier that I would gladly trade Barack Hussein Obama for Benjamin Netanyahu.  Let me also mention that the government of Israel has some other strong folks in place:  Defense Minister Ehud Barak;   Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman;  Minister Moshe Yaalon;  Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch;  IDF  Chief-of Staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi and ISA  Director Yuval Diskin.  I have seen film clips of several of these men and I would include them in a trade for:

 

Barack Hussein Obama;  Rahm Emanuel;  Joseph Biden;  Janet Napolitano;  Eric Holder;  Kathleen Sebelius;  David Axelrod;  Timothy Geithner;  Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi PLUS  A future draft choice for the next 4 years.  How can they or we pass this up?

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Another article from the (Sub) Standard Times headlined:  U.S. Officials Seek Change In Drug War Spending.  The Obama administration wants to shift U.S. aid to Mexico away from high-priced equipment and aim the funds at judicial reforms and good governance programs. A Deputy Secretary of State said;  "We are moving away from big-ticket items and toward programs that support Mexican capacity to sustain adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights."  Well now that finally makes some real sense since we all know just how high on the list of  Mexican Government priorities "Human Rights" is.  You can tell that "Human Rights" is terribly important in the cities of Juarez and Nuevo Laredo.  Sure looks to me like that will be $310 Million Dollars well spent.

 

Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary, Patricia Espinosa indicated that social programs in Ciudad Juarez would be the recipient of some of these funds.

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This past week former Radio and TV Host Art Linkletter passed away at age 97.  Apparently Mr. Linkletter had been ill only the few weeks prior to his death.

 

I can remember listening to him on the radio in pre-TV days when I was a young kid.  I also remember watching him in the early days of television.  He was always a very pleasant person and had to undergo some really sad problems in his family.  I believe that he had a young daughter who became addicted to drugs and committed suicide.

 

I do not ever recall reading or hearing anything in a negative light about Mr. Linkletter.  We needed more like him, especially now.

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This week I also received an e-mail from Delores Edwards who is the widow of Rufus Edwards.  She advise me of the death of her husband and told me that he looked forward to reading my weekly letter.  I have never met the man in person but feel like I know what kind of a person he was from our e-mail communications.  I was saddened to hear of his passing and would appreciate your prayers for his family.  May he rest in peace.

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This past week I watched a series of one hour programs on the NFL Channel.  They were the "Top Ten" in a number of categories.  One of them which caught my eye was the "Top Ten Clutch Quarterbacks"  and of course there were the usual suspects;  Unitas, Staubach, Montana,  Elway, Marino,etc.   Somewhere in the middle of the group maybe at about number 4 they had a quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns from about 1950 through 1959.  He was the Cleveland quarterback when I first began watching professional football on television.  His name was Otto Graham.  They also pointed out that he also played professional basketball in the NBA.   What I thought was particularly interesting was the fact that he played professional football for 10 years.  He had the Cleveland Browns in the Championship game each of those 10 years.   He WON  SEVEN of those ten games.   I began thinking that I don't know who picks these top ten lists but I don't see how you can beat his performances.   Also during those years he had a monster fullback named Marion Motley who was in a class pretty much by himself.

 

Also the coach of Cleveland during those years was Paul Brown.  In watching some of the Cleveland offense back during those years by pure accident, Graham and Marion Motley ran the first draw play and it worked so well Paul Brown decided to keep it in their offense.  Graham while being a really great down field passer would also dump of short stuff to his backs who would then make huge gains.  Sort of sounds like the "West Coast Offense" doesn't it.  But that can't be right because this was back in the 1950s.

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Getting back to the Israeli Prime Minister vs. Barack Hussein Obama.  Isn't it strange that when the Israeli military get into a shooting scrape that Mr. Netanyahu  gives them his complete support whereas Barack Hussein Obama is looking for ways to prosecute his own military?

 

I believe that overall we have the finest and best equipped military forces in history.  I personally find it rather comforting that we have for years been recognized as the leading country on planet earth.  That is why it is sad to see a group of people like these Chicago thugs turn things into the clown show they are in the process of doing.   I don't care if the clowns in Washington, D.C. make each other look foolish but when they start creating they type of atmosphere for our military which they are at present then it is time for the American people to get off their collective backsides and dump these mutts.  Keep on your Senators and Congressmen.  If they don't seem to be paying attention, send 'em packin'.

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I could go on with more but I am getting pissed just thinking about what a complete mess these people have made of our government.  And even more pissed at those who elected these slugs.

 

KICK 'EM OUT!!!!!

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Later

JEM

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May 26th, 2010  BORDER / DIVERSITY / TEXTBOOKS

Greetings once again from the West Texas Branch Of Jingoistic Right Wing Conspiratorial Truck Drivin'  Salt Usin' Ammunition Hoardin' Gun Owners.
 
Before I go any further, I imagine we have all received tons of communications regarding this alleged U.N. Treaty which would ban ownership of firearms by private citizens.  This is a subject which  we certainly should not take lightly but remember this:  Unless the world's most intelligent and articulate human has managed to slip in a new U.S. Constitution, I believe that for ANY  TREATY signed by a U.S. President to be valid, it must first be RATIFIED by a 2/3 majority vote in the U.S. Senate.  So keep the pressure on your Senators.  Actually, I cannot even imagine 2/3 of the Democrats voting to ratify such a treaty.
 
BORDER:
 
Even as I was writing last week's letter, President Barack Hussein Obama was busying himself with kissing the backside of Mexico's President Felipe Calderon.  Of course we are all aware, I'm sure, that Calderon has the best interests of the United States in mind in his everyday duties as President of a third world Banana Republic.
 
Not only was Calderon treated to a State Dinner at the White House, he was also invited to address a Joint Session of Congress.  And this is what pushed me into a state of rage.
 
This South of the Border Boob has apparently decided that he rather enjoys getting his ass kissed by the world's most articulate and intelligent human.  And of course I imagine that under the Obama administration having foreign leaders come to our country and bad mouth and complain about how unfair and backward the United States really is, does not seem to be all that uncommon.
 
Of course Calderon had loads to say about the Arizona Immigration Legislation.  But what really got my temperature up was watching the idiot Democrat elected officials give him a standing ovation for his complaints about one of our sovereign states.  One must wonder if Calderon was ahead of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano,  Attorney General Eric Holder, and at that time President Barack Hussein Obama, and actually READ  the Arizona Legislation?
 
Actually, I suspect not since one of Calderon's statements was that the new Arizona Law suggests that "Racial Profiling" is acceptable.   Of course the Arizona law says nothing of the kind and once again it appears that the main thing that President Calderon and President Obama have in common is the ability to lie to the public without a second thought.
 
Calderon also urged for the re-instatement of the Assault Weapons Ban.   He suggested that the large amount of weapons in Mexico was all the fault of the United States.  One must wonder if President Calderon has been bitten by a rabid monkey or is he just plain stupid.  I think I will pick choice #2 since he has apparently lived in Mexico all of his life and should know that the only people in Mexico with firearms are:
 
The Mexican Government
Drug Cartel Members
 
Everyday Mexican citizens are PROHIBITED from owning or possessing firearms unless they have paid off someone in either the government or the drug cartels.  So in fact the average Mexican citizen is UNARMED but is surrounded by criminals with guns.   And yes, if it sounds like I am including the Mexican Government in that statement and calling them criminals then you are way more perceptive than is the Mexican President or the American President.
 
Calderon also made some statement about the North American Union which really sets me off.  Keep in mind, our previous President, George W. Bush was a big North American Union supporter and I do not hesitate to place much of the blame on our border with Mexico being in such bad shape right in the lap of President Bush AND prior to that Presidents Clinton and Carter.
 
MORE  BORDER STUFF:
 
I watched a couple of film clips of John McCain ranting about the deplorable shape of the Mexican Border across from Arizona.  It really steams me to watch McCain acting all angry about the Border Fence not being complete and now he is screaming for National Guard Troops to be stationed along the Arizona/Mexico Border.
 
Funny.  It seems to me as if several years back when the use of National Guard Troops along the border was suggested that McCain squealed like a baby pig caught under a gate that this was completely unnecessary and he was more interested in a "Path to citizenship" than he was in controlling the border.

Ah, but that was during a time when John McCain was not having to deal with an opponent or get re-elected.  These politicians make me ill.  We need to see a whole bunch of new faces in both the House and the Senate this November.
 
DIVERSITY:
 
This will be pretty short and sweet.   I heard several Democrat Hacks and Politicians speaking last week regarding this latest appointment of Kagen as a Supreme Court Justice.  These people are either all reading the same script or are all completely stupid or both.  They were all more interested in Kagen's appointment adding "DIVERSITY" to the Supreme Court than anything else.  Several statements were made that the court MUST be DIVERSE so that everyone can be represented.
 
Funny, I always thought that COMPETENCE and ADHERENCE  TO  THE  CONSTITUTION were a bit more important.  I always thought that all Americans had the same rights under our system.  I was not aware that racial diversity and sexual diversity were all that important.  What I would like to see one day is an attorney or judge from somewhere other than the East Coast or the West Coast  receive an appointment.  Just look at our present Supreme Court Justices.  They will all be from an Ivy League College.  You can't make me believe that there are not qualified people from the Southwest or Midwest or Southeast.   But I guess that would be a bit too DIVERSE, huh?
 
What we need is QUALITY  and COMPETENCE over DIVERSITY.
 
TEXTBOOKS:
 
In last Thursday's edition of the San Angelo (Sub) Standard Times there was an article entitled:

"Texas Curriculum Plans Expected To Generate More Heated Debates"
 
A mild understatement.  It seems that for many years the Texas State Board of Education was under the capable control of liberals/socialists/democrats  who apparently thought that re-writing history was the thing to do.  Consequently we got textbooks and classroom instruction which was more concerned with the self-esteem of minority students than teaching history and government classes based upon research and long accepted facts.
 
Ah, but that is no longer the case and of course the liberals/socialists are fit to be tied and sound like  hungry puppies with their whining.  Efforts of these liberals to include sections in the History textbooks  regarding Dolores Huerta as an example of good citizenship.  Who was Dolores Huerta you ask?   Huerta worked alongside Cesar Chavez for farm worker's rights.  The majority of the board was against this since Ms. Huerta was apparently affiliated with the socialist movement.   They also rejected the effort to include former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and if memory serves me correctly, Mr. Cisneros resigned as HUD Secretary due to some accusations regarding his personal life and activities with the ladies.
 
The article did mention one of the Board's most outspoken conservatives, Republican Don McLeroy who planned to introduce some amendments one of which would require lessons suggesting that the nation's founders might not have intended a separation of church and state as it has been interpreted by the courts.   Another would suggest that the United Nations  POSES  A  THREAT  TO  INDIVIDUAL  LIBERTIES.   McLeroy believes that the Texas History Curriculum has been unfairly skewed to the left after years of control by liberal Democrats.  He sees his job along with other conservatives on the board, as bringing it back into balance.  Let's hear it for Mr. McLeroy.
 
The article went on to say that former Education Secretary Rod Paige, who served under President George W. Bush, asked the board to "stop putting politics in the state's classrooms."   One must question Mr. Paige's views.  What in the hell does he think has gotten our public (Government) education system as screwed up as it has been for a number of years?  It also makes me question former President Bush's ability to judge character in people.  How can you possibly teach the history of our country or any state without mentioning the political process?
 
I also heard on one of the news programs that a huge issue brought up was that the liberals/socialists DID  NOT  want to have Barack Hussein Obama's middle name printed in the textbooks.  I guess it's like if you don't put it in there, no one will ever find out.
 
There is also a discussion ongoing regarding teaching school children the ultra dangerous concept of "American Exceptionalism".  We sure can't have that, can we?
 
Anyway, at the present time, the Texas State Board of Education appears to be headed in the right direction.
 
PRAYERS:

Tony Knott,  Ann Fraley,  Tony Aguilar,  Julio Mirales - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, George Brogdon,  Bob Love,  Bill Wigginton,  Vince Necaise - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,  Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller - FL;   Dennis Murphy - CO;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley,  Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien,  Kate  Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;   John Bowcutt -WA;   "Red" Suddreth - NC;   Bette Miller - AZ;   Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt.  Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, 2nd Lt.  Michael Rice, GySgt.  James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR  Robert McLay, Ensgn.  Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin -  US NAVY;   Levi English;  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC  Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Cathy Fellowes Hill;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"A majority of the men in prison came from fatherless families.  In some cosmic sense, it may not be entirely their fault that they took the wrong road.  BUT  that doesn't change the fact that it was the wrong road -- or make it any less dangerous to turn them loose........ No doubt such concerns are behind efforts to rehabilitate prisoners or substitute crime  prevention  programs instead of incarceration.   Innocent people have been killed by rehabilitated  criminals who had been set free.   And prevention  programs do not prevent anything other than putting dangerous people behind bars."..............   THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Many Supreme Court decisions suggest that too many justices are not satisfied with their role, and seek more sweeping powers as supreme policy-makers,  grand second-guessers or philosopher-kings.....  The latest example of this is the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Graham vs. Florida.   The issue was whether the Constitution permitted a state to impose a sentence of life without the possibility of parole when the criminal was a youthful offender.  The Supreme Court voted 6-3 that this was a violation of the Constitution........ There is no such statement in the Constitution.  The Justices cited the alleged basis for their opinion  was  the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against Cruel and unusual punishment.  ....  If it is cruel, then why is it OK to impose that sentence on people who are not youthful?"............................  THOMAS  SOWELL  * Excellent question*
 
"Once appellate judges are free to base their rulings on what people do in India, Egypt,  or Germany, Americans are no longer a self-governing people."... THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.  Suspect everyone who approaches  that  jewel."...............  PATRICK  HENRY
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..............  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;  Barney Frank;  Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;  Arlen Specter;  AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;  Vice President Joseph Biden;  Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;  Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   HSS Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;  Richard Durbin;  John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart  Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;  Katy Couric;  Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;    CODE  PINK;   LULAC;  LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;   MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
I received a copy of a quote from an article from the Czech Republic.  I don't know for sure who wrote or made these statements but they are as true as any I have seen in quite some time:
 
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.  It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
 
"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.  Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.  The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
 
As I said, I don't know who wrote it but they are dead on target.
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Here is a quote from an audio clip which I hear every morning on the radio as a lead in to the Laura Ingraham Show:
 
"There are some areas in which MY  POWER  IS  ABSOLUTE" ... Barack Hussein Obama.
 
Now I am not completely sure that this statement is true but if so, someone should remind the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human that:

POWER  CORRUPTS.   ABSOLUTE  POWER  CORRUPTS  ABSOLUTELY.
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The previous statement made by Obama only goes to show that he is the most arrogant person who has ever occupied the office of President of the United States.
 
It also goes to show that the statements from the Czech Republic are ACCURATE.
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OH NO!!!   Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick got sentenced to up to FIVE  YEARS in prison for evidently violating his probation.  Tough!
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Apparently the appearance of the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human at a private lunch with Republican Senators didn't go as well as was expected.  According to interviews I saw with some of the Senators as well as news stories on FOX News, Obama evidently received flak from Republican Senators on several issues with the two most prevalent being the oil spill and the border.  It was reported that a Republican Senator from Kansas called Obama "thin skinned"  and suggested that he needs to take a Valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans".   I also heard Charles Krauthammer say that if that were the case, he would be more than happy to write the prescription.  Dr. Krauthammer is plenty fine.
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I was watching a new show earlier in the week and they were interviewing a Democrat Hack, I did not get his name, and all this mutt could talk about was that we were all part of a "Global Government" and that we were part of a "Global Economy" and that we had to think "Globally" and not be just concerned with America.
 
Well, I'm sorry but after listening to this guy for a few minutes I came to the conclusion that he wouldn't know Rahm Emanuel from a horse's backside....... oops... sorry.... that was a bad analogy.  Actually Rahm Emanuel IS a horse's ass so let me think of something else... OK. He apparently had the intellectual depth of an unsoaked pinto bean.
 
I am sure that most Americans are a bit more interested in our country first and actually do believe that America is an EXCEPTIONAL  country and chooses to remain so.
 
I guess that about does if for today.  But never fear, the boobs will always provide us with enough ammunition to use against them.
 
Later
 
JEM

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May 19th, 2010 BOYCOTT / APOLOGY / INCOMPETENCE

A big hello from the West Texas Headquarters For Gun Ownin' Pickup Truck Drivin' Salt Usin' McDonalds Sausage Egg McMuffin Eatin' Arizona Supportin' Jingoistic Right Wing Conspirators.
 
BOYCOTT:
 
Boycott Arizona?   Not very damn likely.  How about boycotting all those cities, states, counties, and companies who are urging everyone to boycott Arizona.  Now let me make sure I have this straight.
 
We have lots of political subdivisions in California who are flat ass broke and they want the rest of the country to boycott Arizona and products made in Arizona.  I say that as broke as California is, and as much as that state depends upon visitors  coming there and spending loads of money, should keep their mouths shut regarding any kind of boycott.  This boycott business is a double edged sword.  You need to make damn sure that you don't depend on people from outside your state for a pretty good portion of that state's income.
 
I think this boycott which has been called for not only by California cities but cities in Colorado and elsewhere are spouting off about boycotting an entire state due to a new Arizona State Law which affects the State of Arizona.   If California or New Mexico or Colorado or Mississippi or Florida or Vermont or any other state want to depend on the Federal Government to control the flood of illegal aliens entering our country then they should do exactly that and shut up. 
 
If, on the other hand, a state like Arizona chooses to take some positive action to get some relief then they should be applauded for their courage and supported by other border states.  I can only hope that some other states have the guts to pass a state law similar to that of Arizona in order to help solve a serious and dangerous problem which affects every state in our nation.
 
I have many friends who have been employed as U.S. Border Patrol Agents and who have and are working areas along the U.S./Mexican Border.  And from what I have been able to learn from them, the main problem is not the location and capture of illegal aliens entering our country, but rather the system hitting a major road block in the holding and deportation of these illegal aliens. 
 
I will repeat myself here;  I can perfectly understand the desire of many of the Mexican people to get out of that corrupt country.   I also know many American citizens who were born in Mexico and came to our country legally.  I believe it unfair to those people who did things according to law to look the other way and not require EVERY PERSON seeking citizenship or residence in our country to go through the same process.
 
And of course let us not forget that most of the people who oppose this new Arizona State Law have never read the law.  It is really difficult to get a copy.  Just put in ARIZONA SB 1070 and you will find a number of sites where you can read this 16 page legislative piece and you can do as I did and print out your own copy.
 
But these boobs calling for a boycott need to check their hole card and make sure this is the route on which they really want to proceed.  So I am going to attempt to boycott EVERY City and State who is urging the boycott of Arizona.  And before I forget, to HELL with all of the California university professors who are urging a revolution against capitalism.
 
Way to go ARIZONA!
 
APOLOGY:
 
This week I have listened to a number of audio broadcasts of one of our own Assistant Secretaries of State admitting to  APOLOGIZING to a delegation from another country for the new Arizona Border Security Legislation.   To make it even worse, this was the delegation from The People's Republic of China and their so called Human Rights Delegation.
 
When listening to these audio clips, the first thing I noticed was that this Assistant Secretary of State, Michael Posner had a voice which made Pee Wee Herman sound like James Earl Jones.  What a wimpy sounding clown.   And he admitted to addressing  American human rights issues early and often.
 
Where did Hillary Clinton find this idiot?   How long will this jerk have a job?  Well the answer to that is easy.  As long as the Obama Administration follows their pursuit of turning the United States of America into a European-like Socialist Nation.
 
Is this idiot part of the Obama plan of taking "historic steps to improve our own democracy"?  At least that was the statement reportedly made by Obama national-security aide, Mike McFaul.    There have been some historic steps take all-right;  Socialized Medicine;  Takeover of the lending institutions;  Takeover of the auto industry;  and I would imagine that there are more government take-overs planned by the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate Human.
 
But if you will all look back, even to the Obama campaign, there have been a whole series of apologies offered ut by these mob-controlled mouthpieces from the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist political party.
 
Please pardon me if I don't believe that our country owes an apology to Communist China or any of the European countries or the South American countries or any of the Middle East countries, except maybe to Israel for leaving them high and dry.  And since Mexican President Calderon is visiting the White House today, I imagine he will receive a plethora of apologies from Obama.  
 
Actually, apologizing seems to be the only act for which the World's Most Articulate and Intelligent Human is, as William F. Buckley would have said, "Fastidiously Qualified".
 
SUPPORT  ARIZONA!
 
INCOMPETENCE:
 
I had to separate this from the Arizona Immigration Legislation piece as I believe that this varmint needs to be singled out and I guess INCOMPETENCE seems to fit this turd better than most terms.
 
I am speaking of none other than Attorney General Eric Holder.  I imagine that most of you have seen the film of Holder  being questioned by Texas Congressman Ted Poe.  During this questioning the fact came out that Attorney General Holder HAD  NOT  READ  THE  ARIZONA   IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION (Arizona SB 1070).   What was so amazing to me was how Holder  stuttered and stumbled through his answer that in fact he had not read the bill AND  according to this turd, had not even been briefed on the bill.
 
This guy makes President George W. Bush's last Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, look positively brilliant.  As you may have gathered, I did not have a great deal of confidence in Attorney General Gonzales but this Holder mutt makes it look as if a Law Degree and the Bar Exam must be "So Easy, A Cave Man Could Pass It".
 
Once again, until a better term comes along, Incompetent Turd will have to do.
 
SUPPORT  ARIZONA!
 
PRAYERS:

Tony Knott,   Tony Aguilar,  Julio Mirales - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, George Brogdon,  Bob Love,  Bill Wigginton,  Vince Necaise - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,  Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller - FL;   Dennis Murphy - CO;    Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley,  Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien,  Kate  Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;   John Bowcutt -WA;   "Red" Suddreth - NC;   Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt.  Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, 2nd Lt.  Michael Rice, GySgt.  James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR  Robert McLay, Ensgn.  Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin -  US NAVY;   Levi English;  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC  Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;    Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military;   Also a very special prayer for Alex Fraley and the family of Ann Fraley of Hobbs, New Mexico.   Ann passed away Monday from complications after Surgery.
 
QUOTES:
 
"There is nothing wrong with my deciding how much money is enough for me or your deciding how much money is enough for you, but when politicians think that they should be deciding how much money is enough for other people, that is starting down a very slippery slope..... Politicians with power to determine each citizen's income are no longer public servants.  They are PUBLIC  MASTERS,"..............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Once you buy the argument that some segment of the citizenry should lose their rights, just because they are envied or resented, you are putting your own rights in jeopardy --- quite aside from undermining any moral basis for respecting anybody's rights.  You are opening the floodgates to arbitrary power.  And once you open the floodgates,  you can't tell the water where to go.".....................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Remember democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.".......... JOHN  ADAMS
 
** Sort of reminds me of "Pogo Possum" -  "We have met the enemy and he is us," JEM
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail.... but rather an irate, tireless minority,  keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."........  SAMUEL  ADAMS\
 
"IS LIFE  SO  DEAR  OR  PEACE  SO  SWEET  AS  TO  BE  PURCHASED  AT THE  PRICE OF THE CHAINS  OF  SLAVERY?  FORBID IT, ALMIGHTY GOD.   I  KNOW NOT  WHAT  COURSE OTHERS  MAY  TAKE,  BUT  AS  FOR  ME,  GIVE  ME  LIBERTY  OR  GIVE  ME  DEATH.".............    PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;  Barney Frank;  Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;  Arlen Specter;  AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;  Vice President Joseph Biden;  Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;  Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   HSS Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;  Richard Durbin;  John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart  Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;  Katy Couric;  Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;    CODE  PINK;   LULAC;  LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;   MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW;  Connecticut Senate Hopeful Richard Blumenthal* (This is the boob who claimed service in Vietnam when he never left the U.S.)
 
MORE  STUFF:
 
Ever since the arrest of the the almost Holder-like Incompetent Times Square Bloomberg, N.Y City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been calling for stiffer firearms laws.  Much of this was brought on by the fact that the automobile driven to the airport by the bomber was found to have a handgun and some ammunition inside when the vehicle was searched.
 
Now let's get this story straight:
 
The bomber's vehicle contained a handgun.
The bomber's vehicle had been parked and abandoned by the bomber.
The bomber was already on an aircraft preparing to leave the country.
The handgun in the bomber's vehicle had NOTHING to do with the planted explosives.
We still are not positive what incident made the bomber want to blow up the vehicle.
We are worrying more about the bomber's home foreclosure than we are about who else was involved in the plot.
 
I believe I have the picture fairly straight in my mind now.  It is merely another example of idiotic reasoning by an elected official.
 
Bloomburg is a gun control advocate and wants to use this as another excuse to promote gun control in our country.
 
Let me try to clarify this for the residents of the "People's Republic of San Francisco".
 
If I am going to set off a bomb which could kill 3,000 plus people, I am not going to be overly concerned with your New York firearms regulations.  Even this idiot Mayor should see that.
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This week my wife and I were notified of the death of a good friend whom we knew from our time in Hobbs, New Mexico.  Her name was Ann Fraley.  Ann was a really beautiful lady who was a very good friend of my wife.  Ann had been taking Chemo-therapy treatments for at least 10 years.   I don't know if I have ever seen anyone with a more positive attitude than this good lady.   She traveled overseas to see her family who live in Malaysia.   Last August she traveled to Chicago where we met up with her and another lady friend from Hobbs.
 
My wife received regular e-mails from her every week and when we went through Hobbs we would always try to stop and visit with she and her husband Alex.  We both noticed that for several days we had not received any e-mail messages from her and then on Tuesday we were notified of her death.  She had undergone surgery and had contracted pneumonia after the surgery and this was the cause of her death.
 
It is sad to lose a good friend and it is particularly sad for us to lose this wonderful person.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
 
God bless all of you
Jim Murphy
San Angelo, Texas 

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May 12th, 2010  CINCO / CHIEF / APPOINTEE

Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters For Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial SUV Driving Jingoistic Domestic Spreaders Of Politically Incorrect Speech.
 
Hope that covers enough bases so that when someone reads it to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, he might have a miniscule chance of understanding it.  He sure couldn't without some real help.
 
CINCO:
 
I guess we have all heard about enough of the Public (Government) Education Administrative IDIOTS who completely over-reacted to American students who were so insensitive as to wear clothing, some of which, had American Flag designs on May 5th. For those of you living in the People's Republic of San Francisco that would be Cinco de Mayo.  Since last year I know there have been people added to the mailing list and perhaps some of them do not know about the so called Cinco de Mayo  holiday which is not an actual holiday either in the United States or in Mexico.  But before I go on, let me explain exactly what the significance of Cinco de Mayo  really is in the overall scheme of things.
 
On May 5, 1862, Mexico was involved in a war with France who was in the process of taking over the country of Mexico.  This is a war which was eventually won by France and that nation placed Emperor Maxmilian I on the throne as ruler of Mexico.   In 1866 the French withdrew and in 1867 Maxmilian was deposed by President Benito Juarez and executed.  Of course this was FIVE   YEARS after the Battle of Puebla.   On May 5, 1862 in the early days of the war between France and Mexico, superior French forces were defeated by Mexican forces under the command of General Ignacia Zaragoza Seguin at THE  BATTLE  OF  PUEBLA.
 
So in fact the Battle of Puebla was the battle which was won by Mexico in a war which was LOST by Mexico. 
 
I have heard many people including a number of Hispanic citizens of the United States say that Cinco de Mayo  is Mexican Independence Day.  They are WRONG of course as Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16, 1810 which is the day that the 10 year war fought by Mexico for their independence from SPAIN began.   Spain had ruled Mexico since the last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtemoc  was captured by Spanish forces in 1521.  In 1808 Napoleon invaded Spain and placed his brother Jose Bonaparte on the Spanish throne.  The Mexican Revolution against Spain began on September 10, 1810.   As you can see this was some 52 years prior to the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
 
This so called Cinco de Mayo  holiday is not even celebrated all over Mexico.  Puebla does celebrate this date in their history BUT  CINCO  DE  MAYO  IS  NOT  A  MEXICAN  NATIONAL  HOLIDAY.  It is given much more significance in California and Texas than it is in Mexico.
 
So all this bunk about Americans wearing symbols of the United States of America, showing disrespect against Mexico, on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) or any other day for that matter IN  THE  UNITED  STATES is pure, made up, politically correct,  bull shit.
 
And what about the Hispanic students who placed a Mexican National Flag in a spot HIGHER  than the American Flag in a Houston, Texas area school?   That is not permitted on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) or any other time of the year in the United States.  I am not completely sure about any other state but I do know that the Flag of the State of Texas is permitted to be flown at the same height as the American Flag if there are two flagpoles.  This is permitted due to the fact that the State of Texas was an Independent Republic when it became part of the United States.   The Texas State Flag cannot be flown above the American Flag but may be flown at the same level.
 
So, that is our history lesson for today.  Of course it will come up again next year at the same time but the facts will not change.
 
Here is another little historical fact involving France.
 
QUESTION:   Why are there so many shade trees in France?
 
ANSWER:  Because the Germans did not like to march in the bright sun.
 
APPOINTEE:
 
We have all been bombarded over the past few days with news of Barack Hussein Obama's latest Supreme Court Justice Nominee,  Elena Kagen.  Of course, I imagine most if not all of you already know my opinion of this latest appointee of the world's most articulate and intelligent human.
 
We all know that she is a far left socialist activist, so in that fact she  will fit right in with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.  And she also fits right in with these two squacks in the appearance category.
 
All I really needed to know about her is that she:
 
Was the Dean of Harvard Law School
Was a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall
Was instrumental in banning Military Recruiters from the Harvard campus
Was a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall
Was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School
Was a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall
Was nominated for a Federal Judge position by Bill Clinton(not confirmed)
Was a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall
 
But the really big surprise to me is that anyone should be surprised that this heifer was nominated by Barack Hussein Obama.   Like he would appoint someone who actually had an open mind regarding the Constitution of the United States.
 
The only bright spot is that a liberal is being replaced by a liberal who was appointed by a socialist AND the balance on the Supreme Court has not changed.
 
Remember who votes FOR confirmation of this woman and vote against them the next time they run.
 
CHIEF:
 
I am going to say a few words about a man whom I do not know.  I am not sure that I have ever even laid eyes on this man.  But I do know a few old time cops who do know him and they have good things to say on his behalf.
 
The man of whom I am speaking is the present Chief of Police in Houston, Texas.   His name is Charles McClelland and he has been the appointed Chief of Police for only a short while.  I recently received an e-mail from a retired Houston Police Detective who does know Chief McClelland.  In this e mail he related the following information:
 
In 2008 along about Christmas, a Houston Police Officer named Tim Abernathy was shot and killed while working his assigned shift.   An arrest was made and the defendant was charged with Capital Murder.(For those of you laboring in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Massachusetts, this means the defendant if convicted he could receive the death penalty.)
 
His trial was held recently and this story was related in a publication which was received by my retired friend.
 
During the trial of the defendant for killing Officer Tim Abernathy, the defense attorney complained to District Judge Michael McSpadden about the Houston Police Officers wearing their Houston Police Department Uniforms in the courtroom -- also present and wearing his Houston Police Department uniform was Chief McClelland.
 
The news media interviewed Chief McClelland asking about the wearing of the Houston Police Department uniforms in court and Chief McClelland responded; "Officer Tim Abernathy was wearing his HPD uniform when he was shot and killed".       So ended the controversy.
 
My thanks to Chief McClelland for standing up for his Officers.  Many would have folded but this man didn't.
 
I seem to recall that at some point the City Council of the City of Los Angles had former LA Police Chief Daryl F. Gates up before some commission and was raking him over the coals when one of the people on the commission in a very angry tone told Chief Gates,  "You are nothing but a CLONE of former LA Police Chief William Parker"!  To which Chief Gates replied, "Thank You".
 
Seems as if Chief McClelland and Chief Gates could speak volumes in just a few words.
 
PRAYERS:

Tony Knott,  Ann Fraley,  Tony Aguilar,  Julio Mirales - NM;   Ella Dunlop, Frank Connolly, George Brogdon,  Bob Love,  Bill Wigginton,  Vince Necaise - TX;    Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,  Lanelle Kittlestad,  Alan Miller - FL;   Irma & L.T. Drennan - OK;   Gladys Beasley,  Barbara Urban - MD;   Susan O'Brien,  Kate  Powell,  SSgt. Tony Yaquinto - CA;   Dan Higdon, Meryl Coleman, Janet Smith - OR;   Alex Barker - GA;   John Bowcutt -WA;   "Red" Suddreth - NC;   Bette Miller - AZ;   Dennis Murphy - CO;   Rudy Bates,  MSgt. Randy Morrow,  Cpl. Brandon Robinson,  SSgt. Eric Harmon,  SSgt.  Matt Ross,  Alex Boyd,  Capt. Bjorn Thoreen, 2nd Lt.  Michael Rice, GySgt.  James Walker,  2nd Lt. George Zeigler - USMC;   Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - USCG;    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke,  A1C Elizabeth Barber & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF;   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG;   Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR  Robert McLay, Ensgn.  Tommy Brown,  Lt. Michael Brown,  Mike Mauldin -  US NAVY;   Levi English;  Ethan English, Russell Brown - US NAVAL ACADEMY;   SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL  FORCES;   SSgt. Michael Strawn,  Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  PFC  Richard Lee Bishop,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek,  Maj. Fred W. Tanner,  Sgt. Mark Goodwin,  LtCol. Robbie Bell - US ARMY;   John Mallory - DEA;   Fr. Joseph M. Peek;   Cathy Fellowes Hill;   Gary and Cinda Hogman;   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families;   All of our men and women serving in the United States Military
 
QUOTES:
 
"One of the many fashionable notions that have caught on among some of the intelligentsia is that old people have a duty  to  die , rather than become a burden to others....... This is more than just an idea discussed around a seminar table.   Already the government-run medical system in Britain is restricting what medications or treatments it will authorize for the elderly.  Moreover, it seems almost certain that similar attempts to contain runaway costs will lead to similar policies when American medical care is taken over by the government."...................................   THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"Much of what is taught in our schools and colleges today seeks to break down traditional values, and replace them with more fancy and fashionable notions, of which a  duty  to  die is just one.".....................  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"The US Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals.   It does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government..... it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen's protection against  the  government.".....................  AYN  RAND (philosopher and novelist)
 
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.   I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."................  PATRICK  HENRY
 
VARMINTS:
 
President Barack Hussein Obama;  Nancy Pelosi;   Harry Reid;   Diane Feinstein;  Barbara Boxer;   Maxine Waters;  Barney Frank;  Eddie Bernice Jones;   Chris Dodd;  Arlen Specter;  AG Eric Holder;   Olympia Snowe (R);   Henry Waxman;  Vice President Joseph Biden;  Sheila Jackson Lee;   Jimmy Carter;   George Soros;  Keith Olberman (MSNBC);   Rachel Maddow (MSNBC);   HSS Janet Napolitano;   White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel;   Ezekiel Emanuel;  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius;  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner;  Mayor Gavin Newsome;  Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa;  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger;   Chuck Schumer;  Ray Nagin;  Richard Durbin;  John Kerry;  Hillary Clinton;  Bill Clinton;  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs;   Patrick Leahy;   Bobby Rush;   Colin Powell (RINO);   Alleged Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson;   Richard Lugar (R);   Lindsey Graham (R);   Jay Rockefeller;   Max Baucus;   Susan Estrich;   Al Gore;   Charles Rangel;   John Conyers;   Steny Hoyer;   Al Franken;   Susan Collins (R);   Edward Markey;   Dennis Kucinich;  Alcee Hastings;   Bart  Stupak;   David Axelrod;   Hank Johnson;   Cokie Roberts;  Katy Couric;  Markos Zuniga (Daily KOS);   Whoopi Goldberg (The View);   Joy Behar (The View);   Bill Maher (HBO);   Michelle Obama;   NY Governor David Paterson;   Michael Moore;   Danny Glover;   Sean Penn;   Geraldo Rivera (FOX News);   Juan Williams (NPR);   Mara Liasson (NPR);   Larry King (CNN);   Oprah Winfrey;   John Edwards;   Tom Hanks;   Harry Belafonte;   Willie Nelson;   Charlie Crist;   NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg;   ACLU;  UNITED  NATIONS;   ACORN;    CODE  PINK;   LULAC;  LA RAZA;  AARP;   NY TIMES;   LA TIMES;   CHICAGO  TRIBUNE;   SEIU;   SOUTHERN  POVERTY  LAW  CENTER;   MOVEON.ORG;  AMNESTY  INTERNATIONAL;   CAIR;  NOW
 
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One must wonder who is running the Public (Government) Education Systems in our country.  Of course I feel sure that most of us know that the vast majority of the School Administrators in our Public (Government) Education systems throughout our country must posses the intellectual depth of a can of Meow-Mix.
 
It appears as if this past week on May 5th many of the public school administrators completely blew it in handling of baseless complaints and several in California and Texas went completely off the map in sending students home or having them turn their shirts inside out or in one instance suspended a student who had attempted to go to the principal with a complaint about a flag which had been placed at a higher level than the American Flag. According to the reports I heard, he had attempted to go to the principal BUT was denied an audience as he didn't have an appointment.  He called his mother at home and she attempted to get through by phone to the principal, who would not return her calls.  So the young man removed the flag which was displayed at a higher level than the American Flag and when he was complained on was suspended.
 
Political correctness has got to go
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I am sure we have all seen reports that the Obama administration is toying with the idea of cutting military pay.   Yeah.  That's just what we need in the middle of armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and a Southern border which is completely out of control. 

So I can sure see that the best course of action is to CUT  THE  PAY of our military, just when we need them the most.
 
I remember reading somewhere that in the days of the Viking raids on English villages the English church services would end with a prayer and a phrase "Lord, protect us from the wrath of the Norsemen".
 
So I guess we better adopt that same prayer and say "Lord save us from the incompetence of the Socialists".
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 I guess one of the more insulting things I have viewed this past week was a political ad which shows John McCain walking along the border fence in a deserted area with someone who is dressed like a Border Patrol Agent.  The two of them are discussing the border situation and the Border Patrol Agent is telling McCain what all is needed and of course McCain is promising that just anything they need he will see that they get.   And at the end of the ad he makes some tough statement and gives the camera his hardest look.
 
I had to wonder just where in the hell that tough look and tough talk was back over the past 12 to 14 years.  He has been an amnesty hack from the beginning for no other reason than to do just exactly what the democrats/socialists/progressives are doing ---------  attempting to garner the Hispanic vote.   I hope the good people in Arizona boot him and his liberal daughter right out of town in November.
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Earlier this week I watched a program on which there were legal immigrants, many of whom at received their American Citizenship.  They were from Mexico;  South America;  Asia;  Europe;  and all over the world.  Every one of them had gone through or were going through the process and had no problems with how tough it was.   But what they did have a problem with was just looking the other way while people entered our country illegally and were receiving all kinds of financial benefits from breaking our immigration laws.
 
I am completely sympathetic to people in South America;  Central America;  Mexico;  and many other depressed areas, who want to leave and come here to work and raise families.  But in spite of what former President George W. Bush and Geraldo say, many of the folks coming into our country illegally are not those kind of folks.  We are getting a really good sample of the career criminals from these countries.
 
And sorry Juan Williams, while El Paso, Texas does indeed have a lower crime rate than Juarez, Mexico, there is still a huge criminal problem in that city.  If you don't believe me, just purchase a brand new Four Wheel Drive Suburban and pull into a motel in El Paso.  Lock it up. Then leave to go eat or shop and see if your 4WD Suburban is still in the spot where you left it.
 
I may be a bit harsh but coming from one of the modern day liberals who wouldn't know his  backside from a jar of monkey urine, I would venture to say that most of us, particularly those of us who have served in law enforcement or the U.S. Military probably have a better grasp on reality than do many of these "News Contributor" mutts.
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Enough!  I'll see you all next week.
 
May 5th, 2010  OIL / TRIP / ACME

Greetings, once again, from the West Texas Headquarters Of Conspiratorial Right Wing SUV Driving Salt Using Jingoistic Jackals.
 
I had to add the Jackal since this is what Michelle Obama has called everyone who is not in agreement with her incompetent husband and might dare to speak out against some of his actions or policies.  So just color me as a Jackal.
 
OIL:
 
We have all been bombarded this week with a several items at the head of the news.  I guess foremost would be the huge oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico from an off-shore rig owned by British Petroleum (BP for those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco).   As of now, there seems to be a thought that this huge leak was caused by a faulty valve near the ocean floor.  Of course since there was a huge fire causing I believe 11 fatalities after the leak began, the final verdict is not in on the actual cause, but more than likely they have identified the cause.   And when I say "they" I mean the engineers and experts who actually have knowledge of off-shore drilling and the petroleum recovery business.  I damn sure don't mean the Congressional Maggots who mostly want to blame British Petroleum for the same reasons as they wish to put all of the blame on the coal mine owners for their recent crisis.
 
Anyway, British Petroleum and the U.S. Navy are making every effort to get this problem solved.  But in the process we must be subjected to the keen observations of the news media and elected officials, most of whom have as little knowledge of drilling rig operations as they do apparently about the United States Constitution.
 
And of course since this is a major tragic event we must be reminded, once again, about Hurricane Katrina and the suffering of the residents of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans.  Now some of you might find this hard to believe but I heard an audio of some news media hack interviewing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and this member of the Kennedy family had no problem in affixing the blame for this oil spill and subsequent problems created by same.
 
He did not hesitate in placing the blame on;  yes, you guessed it,  the failure of the energy regulatory bodies of the George Bush administration.  Of course I have always thought Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to be somewhat of an arrogant turd and his cutting edge observation on this matter completely confirmed my suspicions.
 
I have heard some complaining about the federal response to this crisis and I have heard this matter and Hurricane Katrina mentioned in comparison and pretty much fail to see any similarity, other than both causing problems along the Gulf Coast.
 
Of course British Petroleum has accepted the responsibility for this accident and have said that they will provide financial help to all those who have been affected by this incident.  And of course BP has stated that any claim made for payment must be reasonable and justified, which I can find no problem with.  It seems to me as if our federal government is doing more to stir up resentment against BP and to divert the attention of the American Public away from the health care fiasco.