Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Those Christian bigots

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean claims to be reaching out to red-state voters, but yesterday, he suggested that opponents of homosexual "marriage" are bigots.

Therein lies Howard Dean’s opinion of Christianity. It amazes me that shortly after 9/11, a massive public message campaign was launched to help save Islam’s image. So now, it’s not politically correct to consider Islam a violent religion intent on murdering the innocent in the name of god, even though their scriptures command followers to "convert or kill".

So when MY religion, and I can quote the scripture directly, states that homosexuality is a sin, am I afforded the same respect? Are my beliefs tolerated? No.

Instead, I am called a bigot. Not because I harbor any ill feelings towards homosexuals, not because I want to deny them basic human rights, not because I hate homosexuals. No. I am called a bigot because I adhere to the teaching of my religion.

Thanks, Mr. Dean. You've just reaffirmed the anti-Christian mentality that your party holds.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Laugh it up

WASHINGTON - Sometimes, mail call hits Congress like a ton of bricks - literally.
One by one, opponents of illegal immigration have been sending lawmakers real, red bricks with angry messages written on the side: "Build a wall. Deport them all."

While hundreds of thousands of activists took to the streets Monday, lawmakers in Washington dealt with an increase in mail from supporters of a get-tough approach to illegal immigration.

Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., laughed about the heavy bricks he has found in his in-box, saying he'll have to weigh them against the letters and calls he receives from both sides.

"The question I have is, how do they get that through security?" Allard said. "The second thing is, how did they afford the postage? Now that is a motivated citizen."

I emphasized the words "laughed about the heavy bricks" for a reason. I think it says a lot about the cavalier attitude our lawmakers have had towards this whole illegal immigration fiasco.

That’s alright. Keep laughing. An election is just around the corner. We’ll see how funny it is on November 8.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well,safely rest, God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day, And the night Need thee so? All is well. Speedeth all To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar Goeth day, And the stars Shineth bright, Fare thee well; Day has gone, Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,' Neath the sun, Neath the stars, 'Neath the sky, As we go, This we know, God is nigh.

photo by Daniel J. Wood

Saturday, May 27, 2006

The pain is real

Forgive me for getting personal...but this is something I feel the need to share.

When my wife first told me she was having pelvic pain, it wasn't much of a concern. Ovarian cysts in pregnancy can occur, and the pain she described was very characteristic of such a condition. Little did I know that twenty four hours later we'd be in the emergency room learning that she had just had a miscarriage, and a few minutes later that she had been pregnant with twins.

Even though she was only five weeks pregnant...even though I know things like "God has a plan"...even though I am otherwise very blessed, the pain is still very real. I am not writing this as a way to seek sympathy. No, to me it's more therapeutic than anything.

Yes, I know that things will work out. I know that we'll be fine and time will heal the hurt as it always does, but the pain is still very real. Things like this will make you slow down for a moment and count your blessings. I've done that. Things like this will make you realize what's truly important in life. I've done that. Things like this will always bring up the thought, "it could have been worse", and it ALWAYS can be worse. I've thought that. It's easier if you keep yourself busy, whether on the computer or at work. It helps to keep your mind off of it. I've done that. But the pain is still there and will still need time to heal. The pain is still very real.

Then (and I am by NO means politicizing what's happened to us so don't send any negative comments, this is my blog) you start to think about people who fight so hard for the right to have an abortion, and you can't help but wonder why. I think maybe it's because they don't understand. I mean, before I had kids I too was pro-choice, but when we had our first that changed quick. It didn't take long to see that even though the child is not born, he or she is still alive. This experience has solidified that point of view. Some people may think an embryo is just a mass of lifeless tissue that isn't really alive, and I couldn't disagree more.

I've had moles and skin tags removed, and it didn't cause this kind of pain. If the unborn child is not alive, then why does it hurt so much to lose one? I may not be able to prove with one hundred percent certainty that life begins at conception, but I DO know that the pain is very real. There are many out there who have had miscarriages and even elective abortions who would agree. My heart goes out to you.

I know my little twins are with God and will one day return to us when the time is right. That comforts me more than anything else. I haven't met them yet, but I truly believe that one day I will.

Perhaps there is someone out there struggling with something similar. If this helps then I'm glad. There is a reason for all things and one day, like many other things I haven't understood, I'll learn the reason for this and be all the wiser for it. But, right now, the pain is still very real.

For my twins, I love you guys and I can't wait to see you both.

Immigration reform in the Texas 24th district

Here is some information for those of you living in Texas in the 24th district for US Congress. This info was obtained at the Americans for Better Immigration website (link can be found on sidebar).

This organization has sent a series of surveys to candidates for office in the House and Senate, and based on their responses they have been categorized into those who support immigration reform and those who don't.

The candidates for the 24th district in Texas are noted.

Kenny Ewell Merchant (R) has NOT met the criteria as someone who supports immigration reform.

Mark Frohman (L) does fit the criteria as a candidate in support of immigration reform

Gary R. Page (D) has not made his position clear.

Do what you will with this information. I hope it helps.

I will continue watching for updates as other candidates across the nation take their positions. The website will continue to support those candidates who choose to take a stand against illegal immigration.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Can we trust a Fox?

Kicking off a four-day, three-state tour, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that his nation wants to be part of the solution in the immigration debate, not the problem.
"We don't set up walls, and that's not the way you're going to fix this situation," Fox said in Spanish to representatives of groups active in Utah's Mexican community. "It's not with fences that we are going to solve this problem."

I have to say, the timing of President Fox’s visit to the US is quite suspect. It seems to me that he isn’t here to work with us on the immigration problem as much as to oppose whatever immigration reform is being proposed. This trip is nothing more than a stump tour meant to derail any political action that is gathering steam aimed at stopping illegal immigration. I don’t trust Fox in America anymore than I would trust a fox in a henhouse.

He says a wall would not help solve the situation. Of course that’s what he would say. Given his track record on immigration, would anyone have expected anything different? A wall would be disastrous for his country because it would slow down illegal immigration significantly.

Remember two things: 1) Mexico’s economy is in the toilet, 2) illegal immigration is one of their largest industries. Can you imagine our response if some of our leading trade partners tried to ban imports of US agriculture? Naturally, we would oppose any such action. That’s all Fox is doing. A wall would effectively ban the import of Mexican labor and would cost his country a great deal of money.

He feels a wall wouldn’t be very neighborly, and many on the Left agree with him. But imagine a scenario where your next door neighbor had many children who had no respect for your property line. They’re constantly in your yard, tearing up your lawn and flower beds, leaving their toys lying around for you to pick up, maybe even breaking a few of your windows and eventually spilling into your home. How long would that continue before you built a fence and began enforcing the laws of private property? If you believe the Left, they’ve be perfectly contempt with such a scenario. Fine. Instead of deporting the 12 million illegals, let’s just move them all to Massachusettes and Vermont.

Fox has done nothing to help solve this problem, and why should he? His country is making a lot of money from illegal immigrants who are being enabled by the looney Left. He has no reason to try and stop illegal immigration as long as his allies in Congress help fight his battles for him.
Once, while in our country, I want to hear him condemn those who break the law. Just say it, "Respect immigration laws. Respect the laws of our neighbor." If he did this, I might be willing to hear some of his ideas about how to stop the problem. Until then, to me he is just another invader-leech looking to attach himself to our country and suck us dry.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Capitol Hill "untouchables"

Can somebody please explain to me why the search of Congressman Jefferson’s office has so many politicians in an uproar? My understanding is this: the FBI filed an affidavit based on their claim that they discovered a large amount of cash stuffed in Jefferson’s freezer, and based on this a Judge granted a search warrant allowing them to raid his office in search of more evidence. At what point was the Congressman’s rights violated? If I’m missing something then somebody please explain it to me?

He is on tape accepting $100,000 in cash from an FBI informant, and part of this was recovered in his home…stashed in his freezer.

Shouldn’t the FBI be allowed to search his office for more evidence? Or are we willing to say that Congressmen are entitled to certain above-the-law perks that we commoners aren’t privy to?

Even Nancy Pelosi, who has been more than willing to turn the other cheek when faced with the corruption of fellow democrats, has asked for him to resign from the Ways and Means Committee, which is a reasonable request considering this committee holds jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Medicare and more. But is he willing to do this? Of course not.

Which goes a long way in expressing the difference between the GOP and the Dems. Tom Delay resigned his post the SAME DAY an investigation was announced. Why? Because corruption and public service should NOT be allowed to coexist. Yet, this idealist thought is not given much merit by the Left. To them, corruption has a disclaimer that allows more leeway for democrats.
Congrats, Mr. Jefferson, you’ve just fortified our notion that Louisiana politicians can’t be trusted.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Random comments on random headlines

Hillary Rodham Clinton will call for cutting U.S. dependence on foreign oil by 8 million barrels a day by the year 2025 — a goal she says can be met with more ethanol-based fuel and a $50 billion fund for new energy research.

Hmmm…I’ve heard this somewhere before. Oh yeah, this is Bush’s energy plan, yet he’s still cursed by the environmentalists. But something tells me that when it comes out of Senator Clinton’s mouth it will be praised as brilliant foresight by the tree-hugging lobby.

Mexico's Fox Begins U.S. Trip in Utah

I think we need to keep a close eye on President Fox while he’s in the US. Before we know it, he will have a job in construction, collecting social security and getting his medical care paid for by US taxpayers. Send the Minute Men to Utah!

La. Holds Hurricane Evacuation Drill

I wonder if it involves standing on your rooftop, cursing the government and calling everyone within earshot a racist while shooting at rescue helicopters? Because I don’t think Louisiana needs to work on THAT, they seemed to have perfected it.

Bush Snubs Gore Film on Global Warming

I plan on seeing the film, as soon as I finish a few things on my list:

1) Watch the grass grow
2) Listen to Yoko Ono’s complete collection
3) Have Janet Reno perform a full body cavity search
4) Have a few beers with Ted Kennedy, and let him drive me home
5) Take a vacation to Aruba
6) Go hunting with Dick Cheney
7) See Al Gore’s new global warming movie

My 30 hour budget flight from hell

Must have been flying from San Francisco

Shut up and sing

NEW YORK — The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President George W. Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back.

"I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."

I lump Ms Maines in with George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, Dave Letterman, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and all the other Hollywood morons who live under the delusion that we actually give a damn about what they think politically. Personally, I believe Ms Maines should focus on making music that doesn’t suck rather than open her blow-hole in regards to the President.

My point is this, either debate an issue with respect and civility or keep your mouth shut. We have enough people spouting hate without a second-rate country music singer adding to the noise. Regardless of your personal opinion, the President of the United States is ALWAYS owed respect. You can disagree with policy, yes, but disagreeing and disrespecting are two different things. It’s time for Ms Maines to retire to the rodeo and honky-tonk club scene.

Monday, May 22, 2006

No gouging (at least on our side of things)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An investigation by U.S. antitrust authorities found no evidence that oil companies illegally manipulated gasoline prices or constrained oil refining operations, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
I’ve commented on this many times. I have defined the three biggest problems facing America today: 1) Terrorism, specifically Iran and North Korea and their lunatic leaders 2) Illegal immigration 3) OPEC and the power they have on the rest of the world, holding us all hostage to their commodity.

When the FCC announced the investigation into US oil companies, I didn’t think they would find evidence of price gouging. That’s because I don’t think US companies are to blame for the high price of oil, it’s simply too risky for them to do something like that when they know the FCC watchdog is right around the corner.

However, OPEC is a different story. They set the price of oil and manipulate that price by altering their production capacity. It has NOTHING to do with free market influences and natural supply and demand because the supply side of it is fabricated by the oil producing nations. OPEC claims that they can’t produce at a higher rate because supplies are limited, yet the two leading crude oil producers in the world, Saudi Arabia and Russia (who is not a member of OPEC) refuse to release data about their in-ground oil reserves.

How can supplies be limited when we don’t know how much supply there is? Actually, the producing nations DO know, they simply won’t tell us. Which leads me to believe that their reserves are plentiful. After all, if there really was a limited supply of reserves, wouldn’t OPEC release those numbers in an effort to push prices even higher?

But they don’t. Instead, they fabricate the price and rake us over the coals. Add the fact that Mexico will do little to help out (despite the millions of illegal immigrants in our country) and Venezuela’s Marxist dictator clearly has a score to settle with the US, with domestic problems in Iran and Nigeria and you can see how OPEC has all sorts of ammunition to use in their claims that they do not manipulate the price of oil.

Well, I’m not buying it. We need to take action against these thieves, whether it be legal or simply do what we can to eliminate our need for their product. OPEC has become too powerful, and when the money they make off of us goes to fund the very terrorists that are killing our troops, then we must all agree that it’s time to bring them down.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Shameless self-promotion

My book When Evil Prospers is complete. It will be available in bookstores August 8 and can currently be purchased through the publisher right now. Below is a synopsis

In the not too distant future, America's ongoing war on terror coupled with its porous southern border and a growing lack of resolve among the masses to defeat our enemies definitively leads to another massive attack on American soil. This time, the state of Texas has become the target.

The ensuing investigation reveals a stunning international plot to strike America harder than it had ever been hit before, and the Presidential administration is stunned to discover who's involved. However, this discovery comes at a price, as one of the initial arresting officers is soon charged with abusing an alleged attacker.

Now the President, an ambitious yet dovish political leader, must decide how to handle the delicate situation while responding to the brutal attack on her country. But her course of action is less than acceptable for the hawkish traditionalist Governor of Texas, who believes the country should take a much different approach.

Caught in the middle are a physician and his brother, two average Americans, whose lives were touched deeply by the horrendous attack against Texas. As the events unfold, they make a decision to take action that their prior self-involvement had never allowed them to take before. As expected, the response throughout the country to their boldness is divided, which sets off a chain of events that could destroy or rescue a nation that is in dire need of healing.

Has America become a nation that our founding fathers never intended her to be? Can she survive a determined enemy in a challenge of unprecendented proportions? What if that enemy lies within? And has our internal division become too deep to resolve with words alone?Readers will find themselves taking sides in this page-turning political thriller that will leave us all searching for answers to these questions and hoping that hope still exists for a democracy that acts as a beacon of freedom for all mankind.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A better life???

A 3-year-old boy from Mexico died while crossing the desert southwest of Tucson with his mother, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The boy's body was left behind by the unidentified woman, who later told border agents about his death, authorities said Tuesday.

First of all, this is tragic. A 3 year old child is dead, mainly because of the irresponsible behavior of his mother. My prayers go out to the family.
If this story circulates, there is no doubt to loony left will spin it in favor of open borders. I can hear it already:

"This poor child died because his mother was searching for a better life"
"If only these people didn’t have to be so sneaky about coming into our country"
"America’s evil caused this boy’s death"
"This is Bush’s fault"

Shame on anyone who does this. The Senate has already voted in favor of a fence across the border. The fact is, if we already had a fence, this boy would still be alive. No one can deny that. And if there was a fence, and this mother chose the apply for citizenship and legal immigration rather than sneaking through the desert, then I would welcome her into this country with open arms.

We can’t rely on people to obey the law as this case proves some people are willing to risk the lives of their children to skirt the system. It’s shameful and sad.

Build the fence. Dry up the job market for these illegals by punishing those who hire them. Immediately deport any illegal immigrant who is detained, arrested or already serving time in prison. Basically, ENFORCE THE LAW. That’s how this is solved.

I’m interested to find out what happens to this woman who is currently in custody. I’ll go out on a limb and say that she is allowed to stay in America. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if she became the Cindy Sheehan of the ‘open borders’ crowd.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It's a start

I heard what the President had to say.
I heard what some congressional leaders had to say.
I’ve heard what some of you had to say.

Now, let me add my thoughts.

First, I am for deporting any and all illegal immigrants who have broken our immigration laws. These people are not entitled in any way to American citizenship. They are criminals and should be treated as such. But, I understand Bush’s point, and I’m anything but an idealist. The reality is that it would not be socially or economically feasible to deport 12 million people. If we happen to arrest one of them, then yes, send that person back. But it’s an impossible dream to think that we can round up 12 million people and move them home. As a taxpayer, it doesn’t sound like a good idea.

Which brings me to the best part of Bush’s plan. Don’t round up and deport people. Instead, let the problem solve itself. Go after the employers. Dry up the job market. If the jobs go away, so does the motivation to immigrate illegally. That’s how you reduce the number of illegal immigrants. Make it more beneficial to people to immigrate lawfully. That's capitalism. That's the American way.

I strongly disagree with any plan that would provide ‘a path to citizenship’. This is amnesty, Mr President, no matter how you paint it. Once the job market is dried up, these people have the option of returning to their home country and applying for citizenship. That’s how our laws are set up. We should not allow them the privilege of citizenship after they have disobeyed those laws.

A fence? Absolutely. Kudos to the Senate for voting in support of this idea. I would prefer a massive wall, but this is a good start.

Troops? Yes. Again, 6,000 is a good start, but I think more will be needed, at least in the short term until these other policies can take affect.

What I’ve heard so far may not be ideal, but it’s better than what we had. It IS progress towards solving the problem. Maybe our voices are starting to be heard.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hillary in '08...why not? I could use a good laugh.

I have to admit, although I adamantly disagree with Hillary Clinton’s politics, she makes for an entertaining public figure. I hope she runs for President in ’08, at the very least it will make for lots of laughs. This article is a must-read for those who enjoy the occasional chuckle at Hillary’s expense. I have some highlights below.

Hillary Clinton weighed in on the immigration reform debate recently by accusing the House Republicans of passing a bill that would "criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself." Hillary also opined that the House bill "flew in the face" of Republicans’ stated support for faith and values.

Faith and values? Hillary Clinton is talking about faith and values? Here are a few highlights of Ms. Clinton’s track record. Read them…several times, and then you decide if she should be criticizing others for lack of faith and values.

"The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation."

Response by Hillary to a constituent who expressed concern over being forced into a government-run health-care plan: "It’s time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals."

Explanation to wealthy donors regarding her support for repealing the Bush tax cuts: "Many of you are well enough off that [the] tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

Of the many women who have reported having sexual encounters with Bill Clinton (forced or otherwise): "These women are all trash. Nobody’s going to believe them."

At an event with preschoolers at the governor’s mansion as first lady of Arkansas Mother Clinton was overheard on the intercom system saying, "I want to get this s--- over with and get these damn people out of here."

She was certainly quick enough to demand that taxpayers fund a pool for the governor’s mansion while first "lady" of Arkansas.

This are but a few of the many priceless quotes from Clinton that will make her potential run for office a feeding frenzy. Please run, Ms Clinton. I could always use some good blog material.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Only one juror stood between the death penalty and Zacarias Moussaoui and that juror frustrated his colleagues because he never explained his vote, according to the foreman of the jury that sentenced the al-Qaeda operative to life in prison last week.

I’ve ranted about the Moussaoui verdict before, and now I try not to think about it too much or it gets my blood boiling. Then I read this article, and boiling blood is hardly enough to adequately describe how I feel. One vote kept Moussaoui alive, and the person who voted ‘no’ never revealed himself (the votes were anonymous) and thus never explained why he/she voted that way. He/she never defended the vote. No matter how you spin this or in what perspective you look at it, this is nothing short of pure cowardice.

I’m not condemning people who are anti-death penalty. That particular argument in light of our modern day justice system has merits. But if you take a position on something, then take your position and make your argument. Don’t hide behind anonymity like a rat and refuse to acknowledge your vote or your reasoning. Stand up and be proud of your principles. I will always respect someone who believes what they believe and isn’t afraid to make their case for those beliefs. Basically, I have more respect for Moussaoui than I do for the one juror who kept him alive. That one juror is a perfect symbol of the biggest threat to America. It’s not the Islamo-fascists, those people could be squashed quickly and easily. The biggest threat we face are the large percentage of Americans who lack the resolve to do what must be done. If our country falls, it will be because of people like this one juror.

I’ve said before that as a true enemy of this country, Moussaoui represents a threat. As long as he breathes, that threat continues. Any terrorist organization can use his imprisonment to carry out some attack, take hostages and demand his release. Suppose some of those hostages are murdered when we refuse to release him. Or even worse, suppose someone like this lone juror is calling the shots and actually agrees to release the man. There is no reason to keep him alive, and if there is then it should be argued. The fact that this person refused to even acknowledge his/her vote should have deemed that vote invalid.

I wonder if this jury represents an accurate reflection of America. Are 1 in every 12 Americans lacking in courage? That would translate into 25 million Americans who have no guts. Scary. Even worse, judging by the lack of outrage at this verdict, I would say 25 million is probably an underestimation. This spells doom for our country. If that were the case in 1941, then we’d all be speaking German right now and saluting the swastika. How long until we are bowing down to Allah?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

This must stop!

This is an outrage! We need to put immigration, Iran and oil prices to the side so we can deal with this crisis. I will not tolerate a federal government who knows how many times a week I call to order Chinese take-out. This must stop!

And if they can track my phone calls today, how long until they know I like to watch The Simpsons every week? This is a violation of my civil rights that I won’t stand for. Yes, I know there are some pressing issues out there: Iran is threatening to nuke Israel, Eight thousand illegal aliens cross our borders every day, and you have to take out a second mortgage to pay for gas, but when the government knows that I called Wal-Mart yesterday to get my oil changed….well, those other things can wait. This administration has gone too far.

It’s only a matter of time before we know how often Bill Clinton dials 1-900-HOT CHIK.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Another teacher controversy

Teacher Accused Of Making Slur Against Mexicans

the teacher allegedly said "all Mexicans are criminals" and that they were "only born to clean floors."...Read more.

I consider myself to be a fair-minded person and I’m not afraid to call things as they are. I adamantly oppose illegal immigration and support closing the border and prosecuting illegals for their criminal behavior as well as those who hire them.

I also don’t support teachers who try to impose their personal views on their students. Regardless of how one feels or believes, it’s not the teacher’s job to bring those beliefs into the classroom regardless of the situation. So if this story is true, then I agree that this teacher should be fired, JUST LIKE I agree that Jay Bennish and Ward Churchill should be fired. I don’t see any difference in the three.

However, something tells me the Left would disagree. Something tells me that they will call for the ouster of this woman, and many of those will be the same ones who supported Bennish and Churchill. Where I come from, we call that hypocrisy.

This is one reason I have consistently voted Republican over the years. I see a vast difference in character among the members of the two parties. The Republicans seem to hold true to their principles while the Dems seem to let the situation dictate theirs. Such fence-riding is not the kind of behavior I like to see among my leaders.

We’ll see what happens with this teacher. If the Dems hold true to their arguments supporting Bennish and Churchill, then they should support this teacher by claiming her remarks are freedom of speech. And then pigs will fly, there’ll be snowball fights in hell and the Saints will win the Super Bowl.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Betraying the Minutemen

While Minuteman civilian patrols are keeping an eye out for illegal border crossers, the U.S. Border Patrol is keeping an eye out for Minutemen -- and telling the Mexican government where they are.

According to three documents on the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Web site, the U.S. Border Patrol is to notify the Mexican government as to the location of Minutemen and other civilian border patrol groups when they participate in apprehending illegal immigrants -- and if and when violence is used against border crossers.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed the notification process, describing it as a standard procedure meant to reassure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed.

"It's not a secret where the Minuteman volunteers are going to be," Mario Martinez said Monday. "This ... simply makes two basic statements -- that we will not allow any lawlessness of any type, and that if an alien is encountered by a Minuteman or arrested by the Minuteman, then we will allow that government to interview the person."...Read more

Consider this a test. If this story infuriates you, then you are a true red-blooded America. If not, then you need to re-evaluate your patriotism. Our government, the one WE empower, the one who is supposed to ANSWER to us, is willingly placing law-abiding American citizens in harm’s way for the sake of protecting the "rights" of illegal immigrants and maintaining a healthy diplomatic relationship with Mexico. Is this right?

Thanks to our government policy, Mexico is well-aware of the location of all the Minutemen volunteers. Knowing how corrupt that government is and how much power the drug cartels hold within that government, it’s not a far stretch to assume that the drug cartels and human smugglers also know where the Minutemen are located. Hence, the danger.

My frustration with the illegal immigration issue has reached an extreme, and this story has added to that. American citizens are taking a backseat to lawbreakers. We need to stop this and it starts in November. I intend to speak with my vote and hope to encourage others to do the same. On my sidebar you’ll find a box linking you to info about upcoming races, the candidates involved, and their position on illegal immigration. Anyone, regardless of party affiliation, who does not support closing the borders and prosecuting illegal immigrants must be voted out of office NOW. That border is a threat to my security and that of my family and I want it closed. If we don’t do this, it’s only a matter of time before tragedy strikes…then what will all you bleeding heart passivists say?

Monday, May 08, 2006

The "Sex for Food" scandal

MONROVIA, Liberia — Aid workers and U.N. peacekeepers are trading food for sex with young girls in Liberian camps housing those left homeless by years of war, an aid group said Monday....Read more

Yet the libs believe the UN is the ONLY way to solve international disputes. Let’s rundown their list of accomplishments:

Sat idly by while nearly 800,000 people were killed in Rhuwanda
Failed to stop the rebellious crime lords in Somalia
Failed to disarm Saddam Hussein
Demanding an international BAN on handguns
Supporting international laws that would limit parental influence in the lives of children
Failed to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians
Booted Taiwan from the Security Council
Greeted Communist China with a standing ovation
Currently failing to stop North Korea and Iran from nuclear weapons
Failing to influence OPEC to keep oil prices reasonable
Oil For Food scandal
Currently pushing for an international tax to help fund the organization
And, now, trading food for sex with young girls

And people STILL think the UN is good for the world? The sooner we withdraw from this corrupt 3rd world-driven organization the better. The UN is incompetent and weak. Disband it.

Blair's message to Iran

Prime Minister Tony Blair says that any consideration of a nuclear attack against Iran would be "absolutely absurd," ...Read more

Great. This is just the message we want to send Iran, a nation who has ignored threats and defied UN demands to halt a nuclear weapons program. Bush has made it clear that a nuclear Iran will not be allowed. He went so far as to say that ‘all options are on the table’, which is exactly what must be said when you’re dealing with a madman. Now, Blair makes this statement that does nothing but portray weakness and lack of resolve and will, in no way, help convince Iran to stop their nuclear program.
Good job, Mr. Blair, just whose side are you on anyway?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The "Katrina Effect"

'Katrina effect' blamed for rise in homicides

Violence among Hurricane Katrina evacuees, much of it occurring in southwest Houston neighborhoods targeted in a new anti-crime campaign, accounted for nearly a quarter of homicides in the city so far this year, police officials said Friday.

Since Jan. 1, police have investigated 124 homicides, 29 of which involved evacuees as victims or attackers, said Capt. Dale Brown of the Houston Police Department. There were 103 homicides over the same period last year; without the evacuee-related deaths this year, the city would have experienced a 7.8 percent decrease.

In the last four months of 2005, evacuees were victims or suspects in 18 homicides, accounting for 13 percent of such crimes during that period. A total 336 killings were investigated last year, representing a 22 percent increase over 2004.
"As it relates to murders, there's a definite Katrina effect, and it's most noticeable since December," Brown more here

Did anyone NOT think this was going to happen. I have family in New Orleans and I'm well-familiar with the lower 9th ward and some of the other areas hit the hardest by Katrina. I remember the first time I heard that Houston was 'opening its arms to welcome the victims of Katrina'. My first thought...'they're gonna regret that'. Seems as though I'm beginning to be proven right.

I also remember many of the lib and black leadership accusing the media of portraying the victims wrongfully, as thugs and criminals. I wonder what they'd say about these Houston crime statistics?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

DaVinci and Darwin

This post may be a little off-topic as I move from politics to theology. I've recently read a few news reports about some Christian groups talking about boycotting the new movie The DaVinci Code. For those who are not familiar, this movie (based on the bestselling novel) is centered around the theory that Christ was married to Mary Magdelene and fathered a child and from this child a subsequent bloodline developed that thrives today. This secret has been guarded by a special sect of the Catholic Church that has resorted to extreme means to guard it. That's the theory and many Christians are up in arms about it.

Now, to illustrate my opinion I'll draw a parallel to another theory that has many Christians offended, that of Darwin's evolution. Personally, I have no problem with someone saying that humans evolved from a single-celled organism, via an ape-like species. I just don't see how that threatens my religious belief which states that God created man in his own image (which to me means that man is the only of God's creation with an eternal soul). The Bible tells us that but does NOT specify how God did this. So, if someone theorizes that God created a lifeless biomass that spurred a single-celled organism that eventually led to all life, including humans whom God eventually equipped with an eternal spirit, then I say...OK, sounds as good as anything else, and it does not threaten my core belief. I'm certainly not going to get upset about it and start an argument.

The same can be said about the big bang theory. The universe began with a boom? Sure. If that's how you think God did it, well then OK. Again, it sounds about right and doesn't threaten my belief. If anyone out there disagrees and IS offended by these ideas, then I'd love the hear your thoughts.

Now, back to DaVinci. My belief states that Christ was the unblemished Son of God who made the supreme sacrifice in order for humans to be granted salvation, freed from their sins, and allowed access to God. "Unblemished" means free from sin. This means He must be born from a virgin and NEVER commit a single sin His entire life. The DaVinci Code suggests that Christ was married and fathered a bloodline. Even if this were true, it would still NOT threaten my religion nor my salvation because the Bible does not suggest that marriage and sex within marriage is sinful. So this book and movie doesn't really offend me. Now, if one wanted to say that it challenged the Bible on the fact that the Bible does not mention Christ's marriage, then I could buy into that. After all, if Christ were married, wouldn't the Bible have made mention of it? Because of that, I don't believe in The DaVinci Code theory. I simply don't think Christ was married because it didn't say so in the Bible, not that it really matters to me if He was. To me, either way He is still the unblemished Son of God who saved my soul. Does anyone disagree with me? I'm certainly not a theologic expert and if I'm way off base I'd love to hear from you.

As far as the movie is concerned, I will choose not to see it because I read the book and it really wasn't very good. The critics love it because it is portrayed as an attack on Christianity. I read it out of curiosity and was thoroughly disappointed. If the book were about any other topic, I truly believe it would have flopped. I feel the same about the movie, and I will choose to skip it.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Iraq divided

I am by no means a democrat supporter, but I will give credit where credit is due and I think Senator Biden is on to something here.

I first heard this idea from Michael Savage, and I liked it from the beginning. History has taught us that this sort of thing works. It worked with Germany, and it worked with Bosnia. There's no reason to think it wouldn't work with Iraq. Divide the country among the three major ethnic groups and everyone leaves happy. Of course, there are naysayers. But there's no such thing as a good idea without doubters.

I would set a deadline. Give them so much time to finalize their government and if they fail, the country gets divided. That way we put it in their hands.

I've always said that Iraq is crucial, and I truly believe democracy will take hold there as long as we're willing to stay the course. But if we give up, Iraq is doomed and so are our chances at achieving a 'domino effect' on the Middle East regimes. Victory in Iraq has always been crucial, and now with Iran becoming bolder by the day that victory is even more crucial. The plan Mr Biden refers to just may be the way.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The new Civil Rights movement?

I find this story fascinating on many levels. First, I understand that Dr. King stood for the rights of all people. But for the ILLEGAL immigrants to compare themselves to the Civil Rights movement is ridiculous. The difficulties they’ve encountered aren’t even in the same ballpark as what the black race has endured. When we start traveling into Mexico and enslaving those people to work against their will, make them drink from separate water fountains, make them sit in pre-designated areas of restaurants and busses, and turn fire hoses on them, then they can compare themselves to the plight of the black race in America. Until then, any comparisons are just plain insulting…and I’m not even black.

Which brings me to the second fascination. I am interested to see how the liberal black leaders, AKA Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, respond to this. They are truly caught in the middle of a potentially dangerous political situation. In fact, this is a tough one for ALL libs. On one side, their precious illegal immigrants who deserve SO much from us, and on the other their precious voting base of African-Americans who aren’t happy with this. Hmmm, what will the Dems do if the illegal aliens continue calling this an extension of the Civil Rights movement? I don’t know, but it sure will be fun watching them squirm.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A tale of two generations

Just as the allied forces were making their final push into the heart of Germany, Hitler called up a group of elite conscripts to form a unit known as the Werwolfs. The purpose of this unit was to attack behind enemy lines. They targeted supply lines, fuel depots, airplane hangars and telegraph lines among others. They were very effective and wreaked havoc on the advancing allied forces. It was modern day terrorism in its infancy.

Whenever one of these Werwolves were captured by Patton's army, the result was always the same. He was tied to a post and shot. No jury, no trial, no defense lawyer. The punishment was swift, brutal and simple. An enemy of America ceased to exist.

That was during a time when the entire country was united in anger and resolve to destroy her enemies on the heels of a deadly surprise attack that plunged us into war. People put their own lives aside for the common good, and the defeat of evil. We emerged stronger and more powerful than ever. We emerged victorious. That generation answered the call of liberty, and defended her with ferocity. It was America at her very best, and it was a country that I fear no longer exists.

Today, Patton would certainly be fired for such actions, and would likely be prosecuted for war crimes. Such is the atmosphere in America today. Over the past 60 years we have become soft and lost that resolve that made us respected and feared across the world.

Today, our enemy walked out of the courtroom and into a prison cell, taunting us with each step. He helped carry out the worst attack ever executed against America. He gloated about it. He expressed joy for the suffering he created. He dared us not to kill him. And still, we were unable to pull the trigger. His final words to the court: "America has lost and I have won." I wonder what General Patton thinks about us now?

Some may say we are more refined, more humanitarian, more sensitive and more peace-loving than we were in the 40's. I disagree. We were all those things in the 40's. But there was one major difference. In the 40's we were gentle but fierce. Now, we are gentle and timid. No one knows this more than our enemies....including Iran.

Why did Bin Laden hit us? Because he hates America and our involvement in the Middle East? Because he 'hates freedom'? For revenge? No. He hit us because he could...because he was unafraid of the repurcussions. Will we prove him wrong? After today's verdict, I'm not sure.

This generation has been called to defend liberty as well, and we are answering with peace protests, open borders and economic sanctions. I long for Patton's America. I long for the resolve to obliterate those who stand against us. I long for the country that cherishes peace, yet is unafraid to fight brutally when the time comes. Where is that country? I fear she may be gone for good.

There has only been one person but on trial for murdering thousands of innocent American citizens on 9/11, and we didn't have to guts to put him to death.

"America has lost..." Only time well tell.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A proposal

So one side of the argument calls for open amnesty. The people who are here should be granted citizenship without exception. Never mind those who immigrated to this country legally and did things the right way. Never mind those who are currently waiting for citizenship. Basically, never mind those who OBEYED the law. Let's reward those who ignored our laws and our customs. Let's reward those who fail to respect the rules that we've laid down.

"Well, they're only trying to make a better life for themselves..."

Since when does this legitimize illegal behavior? I could make the same argument for drug dealers, prostitutes, pornographers, and Enron executives. But it doesn't change the fact that what they're doing is illegal and wrong.

"Our laws are not fair..."

So it's OK to break them? What gives people the right to pick and choose which laws they obey? Doesn't this amount to anarchy? And if these people can't respect our laws, borders and sovereignty, then how can they expected to be responsible with the priviledge of citizenship?

"It's all our fault..."

This is typical of the 'blame America first' crowd. Somehow the illegal behavior of 12 million people is my fault, or my senator's fault, or Bill Clinton's fault (for signing NAFTA). I don't get it. Why do these people hate America so much?

It's simple. These people have broken the law, and that should carry repurcussions. If they want citizenship, then it should come with a price. So here's my proposal:

Build a wall, a VERY big wall from Brownsville to San Diego. Pay for it by diverting money from 'pork spending' in the budget (and believe me, the money is there) and much of the labor costs can be offset by offering citizenship to any illegal immigrant who works on the wall for 6 months. That way they serve their new country and show some sense of loyalty, and we secure our border. Everyone wins.

Any thoughts?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Boycott? Very well...


Very well. If our "undocumented workers" a.k.a. lawbreaking illegal immigrants want to boycott America, then America can fight back.

This blog site will be working with other sites in taking note of businesses that will be closed during this " May 1" boycott. Such businesses WILL be posted online. Be assured, these businesses support illegal immigration by either hiring illegals or standing by them in their protest. For this, they should suffer the consequences.

I hereby call on all readers of this site to look for the names of these businesses and avoid, at all costs, patronizing them.

It's time America realizes that the most vocal aren't necessarily the majority, and in a capitalist system the voice of the majority should get their due respect.

Illegal immigration has become a parasite of our beloved country. I, like many other law-abiding Americans, work hard only to have much of my paycheck ripped from me so the federal government can enable people to break the law and take advantage of our freedoms. This will be my form of protest. I ask you to join me, and many others. Tune in for more.

The Constitution Party

I want to thank Ace in the Hole for turning me on to this party.

It's safe to say that I have become fed up with politicians. The GOP has forgotten the meaning of public service.

No public office should be so profitable as to make it desirable - Benjamin Franklin

Yeah, the party of Bill Frist hardly abides by Ol Ben's advice. And the I have to answer that one?

So, for the upcoming elections I've been looking for other options, and I may have found one. The Constitution Party seeks to rebuild America into what she once was and was meant to be by our Founding Fathers. I looked at their website and read through their platform and found myself agreeing with everything there (except for the war on terror, they favor a more isolationist approach to terrorism, while I'm more for killing terrorists before they have a chance to do any harm).

So, I'm gonna be looking for a Constitution Party candidate on my ballot, and if there is one then there is a good chance they'll get my vote.