Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OK, the prick was born in Hawaii

That has never been my concern. I'm concerned about his being adopted by an Indonesian. To me, that alone would not disqualify him, but if he traveled abroad on a foreign passport, htat would.
The bottom line though is this guy is on pace to make Carter look not just good, but very good. We need to concentrate on attacking his policies, his actions, and his anti American stance where ever and when ever possible. leave the birthering for the dems whre it started and lets us stick to whats important, saving America.

Monday, July 27, 2009

No mention of race in 911 call

When Lucia Whelan placed the 911 call, she never mentioned race. She said through her lawyer that she never saw the faces of the men. When asked to guess she said Mexican. Given that Skip Gates is of small stature, something rare among black males, her guess is logical.
Gates, while playing the race card to the hilt, has come off as angry, he shouldn't be. Maybe its time to be more neighborly. When your neighbors don't recognize you, its a problem.
I agree with the Police arresting Gates, I also agree with dropping the charges. It would be pointless to pursue the matter. Gates has had his ass handed to him in the court o public opinion, Mr Soetoro has made an ass of himself on national television. racial profiling is a problem, nearly as bad as race baiting. Gates should attend a course or three on race relations. He should be grateful Police respond to reports of problems regardless of race. racial problems will never be a thing of the past. There will always be some racial tension, it comes from not understanding each others cultures, and affects Asians whites blacks, you name a race, its there. As long as nearly half of all murders are committed by blacks against blacks, the police will be wary.
the inner city culture foisted by Johnson's great society destroyed the black family. with out solid role models, blacks, and especially black men have suffered. Gates could become a role model, but he needs to get the chip off his shoulder.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lessons from an old rifle.

When I was arround thirteen, my father passed his rifle to me. It was an ancient 22 single shot, made in Germany just after WW1, when dad was a small boy. The rifle was a light weight piece, tipping the scales at under 4.5 lbs. it was something a kid could carry all day. In fact, I often did.
I learned to shoot accurately right away. Since it took a moment to reload, and required taking my eyes off the target, I got very proficient. The front dight was also a little loose, and it would move if bumped, so the aspects of windage and compensation came early on. Okder rifles were not button rifled. The lands and grooves were far from smooth so cleaning was a regular chore.
I also learned about adjusting a trigger. Initially the trigger was loose and sloppy, but it was an easy one to tune.
I often hunted with friends, and got teased about the rifle. The only thing close was a Remington 411 scoremaster, and it was a repeater. I got good enough they shut up though. None of them have ever come close. Yes, many people have outshot me, but among my school mates, none were dedicated to becoming good. Most of the guys I hunted with had semi autos. from Ruger to Marlin, Winchesters, Remingtons, you name it.
We were poor, dirt poor. dad farmed, but he never liked it, so his heart wasn't in it. As a result, ammo was scarce. I had several jobs through school, and a good chunk of my wages went for ammo.
When I got close to sixteen, I decided I wanted a better rifle. Since my closest friend had a Marlin Glenfield, I decided that was the way to go. His was the model 60, the 18 shot tubular. After some consideration I opted for the seven shot magazine instead. I bought several extras so that I had the capacity above what my friends had.
I soon learned that my old rifle had certain advantages over the new semi auto. It was lighter, more accurate, and it forced me to take the time for accurate fire.
A year later, I was in the Army taking basic training at Little Krea, Ft Leonardwood Missouri. Again the lessons of marksmanship came calling. When we went to the rifle range, I was #2 in my company. One guy outshot me. he was the atypical hillbilly, a master shot, long lanky, soft spoken and not easily riled. He shot 39/40 to my 38/40. A side note, the Drill sergeant removed his front sight post before weapons issue, and he still only missed one.
The importance of marksmanship is becoming a lost art. today many people have semi autos. from AR-15s to SKS's Ruger Mini 14s and Remington R-25s, the trend is toward semi's. Thats not a bad thing. A self loading rifle saves time when shooting varmits. Accuracy counts though.
If you haven't trained to a one shot one kill standard, now is the time to start. Ammo is scarce these days.

Border Agent becomes latest casualty

The war for our southern border took another turn for the worse as a Border Patrol Agent was shot and killed near San Diego.
As I understand it, The agent was killed in an area that has a fence. Some coyotes were sneaking about twenty illegals into the USA to undermine our economic woes and were intercepted. the agent was shot and killed, and the coyotes fled back to Messico. Its long past over due to protect our border in a meaningful way. make the rule shoot to kill and ask no questions. offer rewards to civilians who bring in the body of a confirmed illegal border jumper. Set the rate at $2500, which is about what the government loes each year in taxes on each illegal.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Name that religion

From Arizona come this report of an eight year old girl sexually assaulted by four neighborhood boys aged nine thru fourteen. it seems they lured her to a shed and restrained her then assaulted her. So far, typical behavior for some of our worst gangs and largest cities, but the twist came when authorities informed her parents.

"The father told the case worker and an officer in her presence that he didn't want her back. He said 'Take her, I don't want her,'" Hill said.
Hill cited the family's background as the reason the family shunned the girl. All five children are refugees from the West African nation of Liberia.

So what peace loving religion does this sound like? What religion blames a child when she is lured, then brutalized by thugs? This girls is not yet old enough to be thinking about sex, yet in certain religions she would be married or about to be. The girl is in protective custody. Chances are that if she was returned to her family there would be a horror err honor killing. Liberia is 20% muslim and about 40% indiginous religions.

Any bets?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Computer problems

Tuesday while checking a link from a fellow blogger, a yahoo search, I got an error message and a malware warning. I shut down the connection, but when I attempted to log back in, it would load explorer, then shut down and disconnect my dial up. I was able to log on several times using netscape, but then it started doing the same thing.
When I attempted to diagnose the problem, I found all my anti virus, malware, spyware etc gone. Norton, malware bytes, Stopzilla, all gone.
I have been experiencing problems with yahoo searches redirecting for the past several months on all my computers, and thought it was their problem. Has anyone else had this happen?
I loaded the latest version of explorer, it does the same thing.
Luckily none of my stored data is damaged, and everything is backed up except the last month or so.
I fired up the backup system which I detest. It is windows vista, and is slower then molasses.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Whats the real deal?

American Pravda reports that the family of captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl wants privacy. I can understand getting tired of a nosy noisy press corps, but if it was my kid, I'd be making appeals of some sort. For me, it would be increased bombings of villages that harbor or support the Taliban.

The news has been some what confusing on the issue as well. Various reports have had him as walking away from base accompanied by three afghans, but his televised confession has him as being caught when he lagged behind a patrol.
I seriously doubt he was captured off a patrol. When on the move, you keep track of where the guy ahead of and behind you are. That 11B 101.
So how did this guy get captured? or did he turn himself over to the Taliban voluntarily? Would anyone be that stupid? Lets hope not.
Reports say he left in the company of three Afghans. Who, and what were these guys? did they sucker him out with promises of some sort? Maybe an appeal for humanitarian help? Or did he seek them out for assistance? Michelle Malkin posted about an e-mail claiming some one in his unit said he had a journal indicating an intent to go to the hills for time to think.
What ever the real deal, keep this guy in your prayers. Life is fixing to get real bad for him or his family.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Here come Da Judge.

Taurus named this beast "The Judge". According to their website, it is because it is carried by many judges. Frankly, it would be an ideal weapon for a court room when loaded with heavy shot. 000 Buck contains three pellets, ample energy at close quarters to keep a serious offender from being a problem.
The sight of the gun is also intimidating. as the size of guns increases, this one is still tops. With a cylinder more then three inches in length, it conveys one message, power.
Accuracy isn't bad either, just don't plan on winning any trap shoots with it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stolen Valor

I followed a link at Tall Cotton to a site about Vietnam and the myths that abbound. I was too young to serve in Vietnam. Part of my support early on for Carter was actually opposition to Gerald Ford because he did not send bombers back to Vietnam and attempt to stop the invasion by the Communists.
Several Vietnamese families settled in my area, and while I never got to know any of them, I heard their stories. How family members were treated by the NVA and VC, about educated people being killed enmass, and the atrocities of the communists.
The media here was filled with whore stories about the war. Yes, I meant whore. They were little more then paid service, lies and distortions that whitewashed the actions of the communists and vilified our soldiers.
What kind of fool would believe the stories that Walter Crapcart fed us? and his ass hat Dan Blather? People got lazy. they decided it was ok to buy bullshit and so the media piled it higher and deeper.
As the gulf war began in 1991, veterans arround the region decided that they would not allow another Vietnam style reception. When the Memorial at K-State in Manhattan was vandalized, they took action. Some vets went to the memorial and stood guard while the community rallied and put together a support march.
But what kind of men are the veterans of Vietnam? The media wold have you believe they are drug addicted PTSD crippled dreggs of society. At every chance they trot out some example of a war vet gone bad to crow about. Some guy who shot a coop or butchered a family. Is that true? is any of it true? Sure there are a few vets who turned to drugs, crime, and were worthless. They most likekly would have been dreggs with out the war. Most of the ones portrayed as vets either served but were kicked out, or never served a day in the military. Very few of them in fact saw any combat.
So what is the truth about our Vietnam Veterans? They are well educated, a high percentage graduated high school, and 71% took advantage of GI education benefits. They work. Vietnam vets have the lowest unemployment figures for their age group. When compared to the whole, people with no service, and people who served but did not go to Vietnam, the vets are significantly better.
Vets also have the highest per capita income. Think about that. They did not get anything handed to them when they returned. They were spat on and vilified, so they had to claw their way up. They adapted and overcame!
What about the lawless immage presented by films such as Rambo? Another myth. many people in prison claim to be vets, yet a study of records determined that nearly all had no service in Vietnam. Some were ex service members, but had been booted for a variety of reasons. Some were out and out liars. The feral government did a study of the Vietnam vet prison syndrome. They got hoodwinked. They never checked any of their vets to see if they really were vets. Burkett did.
B.GH.Burkett covers it well in "Stolen Valor"
you can read some of it here.
So the moral of the story is, when you read anything in the press remotely hinting that vets are criminals, druggies, depressed, suicidal, or worse, don't believe it. Fact check them and counter attack. Our men and women who served deserve better from each of us.
Time marches on. Don Surber reported that the last hero of Jutland died in England. The years are catching up with our warriors, and soon we will have none left from the war to end all wars pt1, and precious few remaining from pt2. Already, heros of the battles of the cold war, namely Korea and Vietnam are passing at increasing rates. Don't forget them. If you know one, let him or her know that they are a hero to you. gratitude delayed is not good, but gratitude withheld is evil.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite Dead

Walter Cronkite, the turncoatreporter of the Vietnam war has passed away. His death, forty years over due, will be mourned by the lame stream media en mass. Even Fox has a somber tone.

Animal attacks on the rise

Incidents of cougars attacking humans are on the rise. Three mountain lions have been killed in Canada recently as they stalked human prey.
In Wyoming, a man fended off an attack with a chain saw. I noted with interest that the American Pravda drone attempted to justify the animal behavior by claiming it was "apparently starving". GMAFB! Why would a four year old animal be starving? There is plentiful food in Wyoming.
The Bible says that animal attacks will occur in the end times. Some think this means illnesses, but I believe it will run the full spectrum. Animals lose their fear when we take them for granted.
If you go out in the woods, go armed. Frankly, if you go out on the street, go armed better then you would in the forest.

The war on terror is far from over.

As Barry Soetoro shifts Americas focus from fight to flight, embolden terrorists in Barry's adopted home of Indonesia launched bomb attacks on two hotels killing at least nine and wounding 50. At least fourteen foreigners were aong the dead.
Indonesia is the most populous muslim nation i the world, yet maintains a secular government, at least on the surface. Muslim fundamentalism runs deep though. It has been four years since the last successful attack, but keep in mind it has been eight years since the last major attack on American soil. Major? Yes, one muslim wannabe made a suicide attack in Oklahoma kiling one, himself. I doubt he got 72 virgins, but then I doubt any muslim gets anything more then a hot afterlife in hell.
One good point to the muslim religion, they still practice modesty, which most Christians have forsaken. The double benefit is we don't need to look at their ugly women.
I was in line at a gas station in Mesa Az. the woman ahead of me was wearing a head scarf, and buying beer. When she presented her drivers license, the photo was of a woman wearing a burka. I noted that the height listed on the DL was signifigantly less then her height of about 5-10. The DL said 5-2. She was also fatter. The DL said 105, she was closer to 200. No way.
I got plenty of time to look at the ID as she argued with the clerk.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yet another ethics smear against Palin

Andree McLeod has filed yet another baseless attack on Sarah Palin. This waste of female flesh has filed five complaints now, three of which have been tossed in the shit can. These attacks have cost Alaska millions, and made it impossible for Palin to govern as she defends herself.
There needs to be reform in this area, baseless accusations should cost the accuser.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vegitarian diet

During our trip to Arizona, my brother began extolling the merits of a vegitarian diet.
I replied, asking if that meant I should eliminate pork entirely to which he replied, "yes, and beef and chicken too.
I said, " hang on just a minute, cows and chickens are vegitarians, pigs are omnivores.

Hint, menu for brother,
First meal, a Big Mac.
Meal two, A sausage and french toast breakfast.
Meal three, Eggs and bacon.
Meal four, Pizza, sausage or peperonni.

Monday, July 13, 2009

bad joke for a Monday

Yes, I know it is late and most of you won't see it until Tuesday. Sorry.

A guy with a Doberman pinscher asks his friend who has a Chihuahua if he wants to grab a bite to eat.
The man with the Chihuahua says, "We can't go into a restaurant. We've got dogs with us."
"Just follow my lead," assures the other man.
They walk over to the restaurant and the guy with the Doberman puts on a pair of dark glasses before entering.
When he gets inside, the doorman says, "Sorry sir, no pets allowed."
To which the man replies, "It's OK, this is my seeing eye dog."
"A Doberman?" the confused host asks.
"Yes, they're using them now. They're really quite good."
The host shrugs and says, "Come on in."
Next, the guy with the Chihuahua decides to give it a try, so he puts on his sunglasses and walks in.
The host stops him immediately and says, "Sorry guy, no pets allowed."
"You don't understand. This is my seeing eye dog," the man replies.
The host says, "Oh, come on, a Chihuahua?"
At which point the man yells, "They gave me a Chihuahua?!"

Back from Arizona.

It has been a rough and rotten trip. My aunt was elderly, mid eighties to be exact. She had alzheimers, as well. She was a lively woman, fun to be arround, full of joy and spirit. While I know her daughter and family miss and mourn her, I want to celebrate her life, so she is not the object of this post.
My brother rented a car for the trip. It seemed smart, why wear on one of our vehicles for this?
We started out from homedown I35 to Wichita. On the way we encountered a healthy storm with plenty of hail rain and lightening. No problem, we've driven in worse.
just south of the Oklahoma state line we stopped for fuel and discoveredwe had a tire going flat. After airing it, we proceeded with caution. We didn't get a repair because we were lucky to find a comrpessor in that town. As we neared Oklahoma City, it became painfully clear the tire was going to be a serius problem so we spent the night in a motel. we got in arround 3 a.m. Rising as usual at 6 a.m. we grabbed a healthy breakfast, what else would they serve in the midwest, then headed for Walmart for the tire repair. In all we lost 4 1/2 hours in OKC, no big deal, but now we would have all day driving in the sun.
We approaqched Payson AZ around 8 p.m. 25 miles out of town we encounters a vehicle stopped beside the road. The couple in it had hit an elk. We gave them a lift into town so they could call the police for help. We ended up delivering them to another suburb of Phoenix. They were wonderful company, great christians and fun.
We were now four more hours behind schedule, but hey, time is no big deal right now.
My aunts funeral was well attended. Since most of her family live in northern areas, the only ones to show were her daugheter and grand children, her brother from the east coast, and us nephews, plus about forty folks from her congregation.
IN the middle of the singing, my phone rang. I had it on vibrate, so no one was disturbed. It was the wife. She said she was jsut checking to see how I was, and when I said it was the middle of the funeral, she said to call back afterward.
When I called back, I learned that she had suffered her seventh stroke. Needless to say, New Mexico will need to repair several hundred miles of scorched interstate 40, as will Oklahoma.
Blogging may be sparse, but I will try to keep everyone informed.
The stroke was a mild one, she did not lose any movement. She is weakened a lot though, and since this one is on the left side, I am doubly scared. her strokes have always come in pairs. I am dreading the falling of the other shoe so to speak.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Getting ready for a trip

I will be traveling to Arizona for the funeral of my Aunt who passed away on Sunday. She retired to Sunny Arizona after a long teaching carreer in Lawrence Kansas.
Twenty some years ago, she vowed she would never marry again after the death of her fourth husband, but time and a good man won her over. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm and spirt. She was a die hard republican when I was a kid and was instrumental in converting me from socialism to capitalism when I moved here in 1982. She outlived four husbands losing one to war, one to cancer, and one to heart disease. I'm not sure what the fourth died of, she divorced him when I was a tot.

Jacko's Funeral

Millions of people the world over tuned in today for the funeral of Michael Jackson, not to mourn, just to make sure the molester was dead.
As the various speakers droned on about what a wonderful humanitarian he had been, fear began to grip the crowd as people thought, "Gosh, are we at the wrong funeral?"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Debt Collectors FORCE people into Bankruptcy?

Accoding to AP, that is the case. From the screed;
States that allow debt collectors to seize consumers' wages have sharply higher bankruptcy rates than neighboring states that prohibit or strictly limit the practice, an Associated Press analysis has found.
How about a little journalistic integrity? The headline should read: States that shelter deadbeats have a lower rate of collection.
Here in Kansas where we are allowed to go after their wages, there are a number of times when people will file bankruptsy to erase their stupidity.Kansas revamped their laws though, Court judgements are no longer subject to bankruptsy in most cases. Fifteen years ago I had tenants rack up huges debts, then file bankruptcy and slither out of it. When they did, I couldn't even mention the debt to landlords running a back ground check.
I know circumstances can cause horrific changes in peoples lives, from the guy who gets hit by flying debris as he mowes his lawn and cannot work, to the lady whose company closed the door on Friday and told no one it wasn't opening back up on Monday. People who are hit hard by things beyond their control I feel for. Its the ones who max out a dozen or more credit cards I don't feel for.
One time I sued a person for back rent and damages. When I arrived for the small claims trial where liars err lawyers are not welcome, there were four lawyers seated in the room. When the judge called the trial to order, his first question was the reason for the sharks. All of them stated they were there to serve papers on the defendant, nothing more. Then a fifth liar entered and informed the judge that he was representing the defendant and had just filed bankruptcy on her behalf, and gave me paper work naming me as a creditor. The judge dismissed the case.
I was out the three months rent she owed, and damages. all totaled, more then $16,000.
The laws need to be revamped to allow criminal charges anytime lost rent exceeds $1,000. make it hot for the deadbeats and they will either fly right or go away.
In states that protect deadbeats, they have no reason to file bankruptcy. They can let the debt pile up, and no one will do a darn thing about it. After seven years the debt is erased, and they have a revolving door of bad credit. They don't care, no one doeas anything to them. Its time for North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida and Texas to fix their laws and punish dead beats.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bad Joke for a Monday

A man joined a very exclusive nudist colony. On his first day he took off his clothes and started to wander around the area.
A gorgeous petite blonde walked by, and the man immediately got an erection.
The woman noticed his erection, came over to him and asked, 'did you call for me?'
The man replied, 'No, what do you mean?'
She said, 'You must be new here. Let me explain.. It's a rule here that if you get an erection, it implies you called for me.' Smiling, she led him to the side of the swimming pool, laid down on a towel eagerly pulled him to her and happily let him have his way with her.
Later, the man continued to explore the colony's facilities. He entered the sauna and as he sat down, he farted.
Within seconds a huge, hairy man lumbered out of the steam room toward him. 'Did you call for me? ' asked the hairy man..
'No, what do you mean?' replied the newcomer.
'You must be new.' answered the hairy man, 'It's a rule that if you fart, it implies that you called for me.' The huge man easily spun him around, put him over a bench and had his way with the newcomer.
The newcomer staggered back to the colony office where he was greeted by a smiling, naked receptionist, 'May I help you?' she asked.
'Here's my membership card. You can have the key back and you can keep the $500 membership fee.'
'But, Sir,' she replied, 'you've only been here a few hours. You haven't had a chance to see all our facilities.'
'Listen lady, I'm 68 years old. I only get an erection once a month, but I fart 15 times a day.
I'm outta here

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I'm Still Angry

In 2002 Toby Keith released "The Angry American" By June of 2003 it was a popular favorite here in Middle America.
As we prepared for Independence Day, officials in a local town decreed that "the Angry American" Would NOT be played in their fair city during celebrations. We also had certain noise personalities decrying the song. A local radio station too the opportunity as a chalenge. Their entry in the parade played only "The Angry American", and behind their SUV they pulled a trailer containing large 44x44 cardboard boxes on pallets into which we could donate a boot.

American Girls and American GuysWell always stand up and saluteWell always recognizeWhen we see Old Glory FlyingTheres a lot of men deadSo we can sleep in peace at nightWhen we lay down our headMy daddy served in the armyWhere he lost his right eyeBut he flew a flag out in our yardUntil the day that he diedHe wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and meTo grow up and live happyIn the land of the free.Now this nation that I loveHas fallen under attackA mighty sucker punch came flyin inFrom somewhere in the backSoon as we could see clearlyThrough our big black eyeMan, we lit up your worldLike the 4th of JulyHey Uncle SamPut your name at the top of his listAnd the Statue of LibertyStarted shakin her fistAnd the eagle will flyMan, its gonna be hellWhen you hear Mother FreedomStart ringin her bellAnd it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on youBrought to you Courtesy of the Red White and BlueJustice will be servedAnd the battle will rageThis big dog will fightWhen you rattle his cageAnd youll be sorry that you messed withThe U.S. of A.`Cause we`ll put a boot in your assIt`s the American wayHey Uncle SamPut your name at the top of his listAnd the Statue of LibertyStarted shakin her fistAnd the eagle will flyMan, its gonna be hellWhen you hear Mother FreedomStart ringin her bellAnd it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on youBrought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue

Yup, I'm still angry. Are you?


Our nation has for its foundation, two documents. The later, our Constitution lays the groundwork for all national law, conduct of government, and rights of the people. With out it we are mere chafe twisting in the political winds, devoid of any hope, and prisoners to the change that fickle leaders would impose. Evil men have tried many times to scrub certain rights from the constitution, but many of the rights they attack are not guaranteed by the constitution, but rather the Constitution acknowledges that they exist but come from a yet higher power. Those attempts are done because their presence threatens the evil plans that those men hold for America.
The former is the Declaration of Independence. With out it, we are a rogue state, subject of a crown foreign to us. Outlaws and criminals in the court of world opinion. Today we celebrate the penning of that famous document 233 years ago, and the vote which made it a forgone conclusion that their struggle was one of Independence and not simply one of rebellion.

As we celebrate today with friends and family, blowing off fireworks and fingers, let us pause and remember as we should the words of that document, and their full meaning. Let us do it in tribute to those brave men who risk life liberty, freedom and family for a cause more noble then any previously conceived in the minds of mortal man, one that GOD had given us freedom, that it was our right, and not the gift of any man.

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offencesFor abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

If liberals had penned a new declaration last year, how would it read? If today Conservatives penned one,what grievances would they list?
Some people say it is time for a new declaration. I do not agree. It is time to get back to the basics, return to the foundations that made this a great nation, one and all.
No serious person want to see this nation divided, reduced by half in might by political divisions among us, but like Korea, or Vietnam in the sixties, such an end may come to pass. It would be a sad day if communism were to split us. Communism has failed every where it has been tried. The nations now experimenting with limited forms of it, called socialism, are finding that it is not the grace its lauders portray it to be. It is an elitist mentality that is cruel and evil. lets wake people up to what threats it presents here before it is too late, and evil men rule the field.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A minor run in

Some years back the son of a neighbor turned eighteen. His folks wanted to get him an apartment and we rented one to the kid. It was right across the street from a grade school. You can see where this is going, can't you? Not many months after he moved in, he was arrested for indecent liberties with a child. Since most of the information on it was not released, I only heard what my neighbor told me. He claimed that "Joe" had a girlfriend who was only fifteen, and that he'd had sex with her for quite some time. "Joe went to jail for it, spent several years in prison, was released, screwed up, back in. He was registered as a sex offender. He listed his residence as mom and dads place, and they had a room for him there. He got into drugs. I personally saw him purchase meth on two occasions. Reported to the police both times.
Last year a female tenant of mine introduced me to her new boyfriend. It was "Joe".
I told them both in no uncertain terms he was not allowed on the property, or any property I owned. When she asked why, I told her that 1, he had been a very poor tenant, that he had routinely thrown used condoms out the window onto the side walk when he rented from me, 2, that I had seen him buying drugs, and 3 that he was known to me to be a sex offender.
She got quite upset about that statement and called me a liar.
Since I knew he was registered, I went home and printed a copy of his profile from the state web site and showed to her.
I soon received complaints from several other residents of the building. Seems "Joe" would hang out in the hall of the building. He propositioned several tenants or their guests.
Then I got a bomb shell delivered. One of my tenants was a victim of his. She was not fifteen at the time of the molestation, she was twelve. She had been a sixth grader in the school across from "Joe"s apartment and he had lured her up there. She also told me that two other of his victims had been class mates.
She sought and obtained a restraining order against him. he had harassed her as well.

Several months later, I had a call from a woman, Jo Ann wanting to rent an apartment. I scheduled a showing. She called about a half hour before the showing to tell me her car was broke down. I agreed to pick her up for the showing. When I arrived, dang if "Joe" wasn't there. I showed her an apartment, but we declined to rent to her due to other reasons, no job, serious creditors etc.

Several weeks later, I saw "Joe" again, this time in a convenience store. He was hitting on one of the clerks, but left when I walked in. I told her that he was a convicted sex offender. She said OK, but asked for some proof.
That night, I went back to the state web Page, but could not find his info. In browsing though, I found a sex offender page for Jo Ann, the woman I had seen him with. Sex offenders are not allowed to congregate.
After not finding his page on the state database, I searched my desk. Sure enough, I had a copy yet. I made another copy, and took that to Joy, the clerk. She then confronted "Joe" and told him to stay the fuck away from her.
About two days later, I got a call from the local police informing me that I might be charged with harassing and intimidating "Joe". They told me to cease and desist, and informed me that he had been removed from the state data base because it was now fifteen years after the fact.

Yesterday I walked into Walmart Tire and Lube Express. "Joe"s dad was at the far end of the counter, but not looking toward me.
After a few minutes, one of the associates turned to me and asked if I knew this man, pointing at "Joe"s dad.
I said I did, then said hello to him. He was walking away, but paused, turned , then yelled at me to not talk to him, and said I should hang my head in shame for what I'd done to "Joe", then called me about every name in the book that he knew. He has a limited vocabulary, so it wasn't much.
After he stormed off, The same associate came to wait on me. She asked what that was about, and I simply said I used to rent to his son.
She said," You rented to the child molester, huh"?
I told her that she should watch her language as he was delisted, and that my having referred to "Joe "that way was why he went off on me.
There had been a dozen or more people present when it happened. Eight of them, after hearing my version came up and thanked me for telling the clerk about "Joe".

I have no love for child molesters. I knew his victim, but never knew her story until he started harassing her again. She was not an early bloomer. When I first met her, she was fourteen, and looked younger.
If a girl looks and acts older, and if she portrays herself to be an adult, I have no sympathy for her, but a sixth grader rarely passes for an adult. This girl sure didn't.
Child molesters like "Joe" should never be released back onto society.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ever wonder about the quality of your lawn tractor?

Gaze upon these pictures with awe. If you bought a Murray, you would be able to tow it anywhere with your Mazda, or Subaru pickup. But, if you, like the state of Kansas bought a John Deere, you too would need a 54M rated truck to transport it from site to site. That may be why so many states are in such messes. Think about the savings had they bought a Murray for this job. 5mpg vs 24 mpg.
Seriously, I'm not advocating that the state should purchase a pickup to haul these around, they already own pickups. They should use them and save fuel.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

California in crisis.

As tax payers leave like rats fleeing a sinking ship, the budget mess continues to unravel. The idea of cutting costs by having workers work fewer days each month is a joke. It looks good, sounds good, but all it does is creates a backlog of services. Then when people start to demand better service they can say, how, you won't let us raise taxes.
California's problems have been building for years. Fiscal irresponsibility has been the problem as democrats and RINOs have failed to formulate a reasonable plan to attract businesses and get rid of the social leaches that infest its cities and bleed social services dry.
Eventually it will get so bad no one will be able to tell California from Mexico. When the infrastructure collapses, you won't be able to drink the water.

Minnesota vs Iran

Minnesota democrats are far smarter then the ones in Iran. They know to keep a rigged election close.
Coleman conceded. Dems now have a filibuster proof majority. America is screwed for the next year and a half as they will be cramming BS legislation like crap and trade down our throats. Good luck surviving until 2010.
Sorry, butthere are too many issues surrounding that election. "Discovered ballots, some ballots counted twice. Like the Washington governor race, this one stinks. republicans need to take away a lesson here, certain offices need to be kept free of idilogical people that goes for bot hsides of the isle. I want conservatives to win, but I never want to see us do it where the election is rigged. Florida 2000? All the after action reviews prove the dirty party was Gore. Bush was successful in preventing a scam.