Monday, November 19, 2007

Here is another link on the China-Cuba oil issue.

And another story today details the latest meeting between Hugo Chavez and Iran's Ahmadinejad. These stories should be very concerning for ALL Americans. China's presence in the Gulf represents not only an environmental threat, but also takes us that much farther from energy independence. And an Iran-Venezuela partnership is not good on any level. Iran is inching closer to nuclear weapons, and when they do this while buddying up with a dictator in our hemisphere the threat is obvious. Read up on the Cuban Missile Crisis, folks. We may be living it again soon.

Speaker Pelosi moves to kill legislation designed to protect business from lawsuits when they require employees to speak English. Let's skip the outrage for a moment. It's hard for me to imagine a sound argument that supports Pelosi's position other than to say that she is simply out to secure the Latino vote. The Democrats just won't learn.

Hillary Clinton has yet to define her position on illegals getting driver's licenses. A recent Rasmussen poll shows that 77% of Americans oppose giving them licenses, and yet Clinton still can't decide where to stand on this issue. Just recently, in the swing state of Ohio, 55% of people favor a path to citizenship for illegals, BUT only 11% support giving them driver's licenses and 35% favor allowing them to attend public school, 70% oppose allowing them government entitlements like welfare and food stamps. These figures are astounding and they reflect that moderates are not siding with the Dems on these issues.

For some reason, our politicians seem to think that supporting illegal immigrants is the way to lock up the Latino vote, who are fast replacing African Americans as the most sought after minority voting block. The problem is that many Latinos are opposed to illegal immigration. And, as we see in these polls, so is most of America. This means that the immigration issue is a losing issue for the Democrats, and may become the most defining domestic issue of this election. I haven't seen any polls, but I'm willing to bet the vast majority of Americans would support the legislation that Pelosi is trying to kill.

So, keep it up, my friends on the Left. This issue is a losing issue for you. You have defined your position. You support amnesty (as do many shameless Republicans), you support entitlements for illegals, giving them driver's licenses, public education, health care and just about anything else you can give them while not making any effort to secure the border. Keep it up. If the GOP is wise, they will bring up this issue every chance they get.

And, in a somewhat related issue, a recent Florida poll shows Guiliani, Romney and Thompson all beating Hillary head-to-head to carry that state. And this is just a few days after Hillary's campaign predicted a landslide victory for her in the general election. It seems like Hillary is already measuring for drapes in the White House. Perhaps she should put that on hold for a while.




Sadly enough, few pay attention
when you ask them to 'look up' the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), so here's a brief summary from my memory, for the "baby-boomers".

Pres Kennedy & Nikita Kruschev were
frighteningly close to ICBM Nuclear War for three tense weeks following U2 Spy Flights over Cuba.
Photos revealed Castro's IRBM Nuke Sites on that Island! Suddenly, the whole country woke up! Then...

We removed our 'birds' from Turkey,
and Nikita told Fidel to get another hobby. The Russians took their IRBM's home. Whew! That was close.

Now, fifty-five years later, we face another, Just as Crazy Communist, and this Hugo Chavez guy has Enough Oil To BUY Regional Loyalties. That's troubling.

Well, as long as we have Peace, guaranteed by UFPJ, there ain't gonna be no nuke war, right?

Does anyone care? Well, there's Pro-Ball, Britney Spears & O.J. of course, and Hillery & Obama. Now, isn't that enough excitement for the pinheads to think about? reb

John Winthrop said...

Now the onely way to avoyde this shipwrecke and to provide for our posterity is to followe the Cousell of Micah, to doe justly, to love mercy, to walke humbly with our God, for this end, wee must be knitt together in this worke as one man, wee must entertaine each other in brotherly Affeccion, wee must be willing to abridge our selves of our superfluities, for the supply of others necessities, wee must uphold a familiar Commerce together in all meekness, gentlenes, patience and liberality, wee must delight in eache other, make others Condicions our owne rejoyce together, mourne together, labour and suffer together, allwayes haveing before our eyes our Commission and Community in the worke, our Community as memebers of the same body, soe shall wee keepe the unitie of the spirit in the bond of peace, the lord will be our God and delight to dwell among us, as his owne people and will commaund a blessing upon us in all our wayes, soe that wee shall see much more of his wisdome power goodnes and truthe then formerly wee have beene acquainted with, wee shall finde that the God of Israell is among us, when tenn of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies, when hee shall make us a prayse and glory, that men shall say of succeeding platacions: the lord make it like that of New England: for wee must consider that wee shall be as a Citty upon a Hill, the eies of all people are uppon us; soe that if wee shall deale falsely with our god in this worke wee have undertaken and soe cause him to withdrawe his present help from us, wee shall be made a story and a byword through the world, wee shall open the mouthes of our enemies to speake evill of the wayes of god and all professors for Gods sake; wee shall shame the faces of many of gods worthy servants and cause theire prayers to be turned into Cursses upon us till wee be consumed out of the good land whether wee are going: And to shutt up this discourse with that of the exhortacion of Moses that faithfull servant of the Lord in his last farewell to Israell Deut. 30. Beloved there is now sett before us life, and good, deathe and evill in that wee are Cammaunded this day to love the Lord our God, and to love one another to walke in his wayes and to keepe his Commaundements and his Ordinance, and his lawes, and the Articles of our Covenant with him that wee may live and be multiplyed, and that the Lord our God may blesse us in the land whether we goe to possesse it: But if our heartes shall turne away soe that wee will not obey, but shall be seduced and worshipp other Gods our pleasures, and profitts, and serve them, it is propounded unto us this day, we shall surely perishe out of the good Land whether wee passe over this vast Sea to possesse it:

Therefore lett us choose life,

that wee, and our Seede,

may live; by obeying his

voyce, and cleaving to him,

for hee is our life, and

our prosperity.


I believe weee
are better served
with less wordiness

Be Aware, Stay Alert, prepare
for the coming battles. The
war-clouds are gathering...
The enemy will not be deterred.

Keep your gun-powder dry. reb

John Washburn said...

Reb, you are spot on with that. Complacency, apathy, self-involvement and self-indulgence. If America is doomed, these things will certainly play a role.

Mr Winthrop, I'm not sure how to respond to that. No disrespect. I honestly don't know what to say. But, welcome to WEP