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Saturday, April 08, 2006

My Last Post

I have changed my format and site. I'll leave this site up for posterity, but go here for the new and improved site.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Big Surprises, Big changes. The Plumber Turns a Page

April 8, 2006 will be the one-year anniversary of the Mental Masturbator (a title shamelessly lifted from a Sammy Hagar song). On that date, I will be changing formats and maybe even the title of the blog.

There will also be a big surprise. It will reveal a little bit about me, but that is of no importance. No, the biggest news will expose illegal fundraising by the Democratic party that only I, and about a dozen others know about. Though dated - the incident occurred in 1996 - I'm sure that it will still provide insight into the nefarious relationship between the Democrats, the teachers union, and the Cook County (Illinois) Department of Education. Did I mention that Al Gore and Steven Baldwin were there?

So tune in on the 8th for the big news. In the meantime, there will be a hiatus from this site for the next five days, unless something big happens.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Illegal Apologists National Day of Action

Across the country there will be protests in favor of not protecting US sovereignty. These will occur on April 10, 2006. Every US citizen should show up to counter-protest. To help out, below is a list of locations of the protests or people who YOU should contact.

You are needed NOW!
This is an actual email I received from open-border, United States-hating advocates:

April 10 National Day of Action & Rally for Immigrant Rights!

Recognizing that the USA is a nation of immigrants, join the April 10 in a massive rally to:

- Stop the anti-immigrant House resolution 4437
- Stop all attacks against immigrants
- Stop criminalization of immigrant communities

We demand comprehensive immigration reform, including:

- A path to citizenship, not a temporary guest worker program
- Family reunification measures
- Worker protections
- Full rights for all immigrants!

Lists of April 10 Events by State (as of March 31, 2006)For the latest information, please visit:


TucsonNW corner of Ajo and 12th at 9am. March to Armory Park 6th Ave and 13th St. Rally at Armory Park 12:30-3:00.Contact: Jennifer Allen(520)


Little RockContact: Neil


Santa AnaContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
San JoseContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
Mid-Wilshire, Los AngelesContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
Long BeachContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
East Los AngelesContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
RiversideContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
San Fernando ValleyContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
Central ValleyContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
South Los AngelesContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)
San DiegoContact: Sandra Gonzales-Castro(213)


Colorado SpringsContact: James Johnson(303) 698-7963
Grand JunctionContact: James Johnson(303) 698-7963
TellurideContact: Oscar S. Meza(970) 417-9634unhite@hotmail.comEvent Flyer:


Ft. MyersContact: Luis Ibarra(863) 227-0008HomesteadContact: Jonathan Fried(305)
MiamiContact: Maria Rodriguez(305) 573-1106


ChicagoDate: April 10Contact: Mehrdad Azemun(312) 332-7360


LexingtonContact: Brian Rich(859)


BostonContact: Marcony Almeida(617) 350-5480


DetroitContact: Juan A. Escare¤o(313) 962-5290


Kansas CityDate: April 10Contact: Melinda Lewis(913) 677-0100 x119Event Flyer:


OmahaContact: Darcy Tromanhauser(402)


NewarkContact: Diana Mejia(973)


New York City3:00 - 7:00 PM at Battery ParkContact: Laura Eldridge(212) 388-3131LEldridge@seiu32bj.orgEvent Flyer:


Raleigh or Siler CityContact: Marisol Jimenez McGee(919)


CincinnatiContact: ACLU of Ohio(216) 472-2220


Philadelphia12noon - 2:00pmLove Park, 16TH Street and J.F. Kennedy Blvd, PhiladelphiaContact: Ricardo Diaz(484)


El PasoContact: Fernando Garcia(915)
HoustonContact: Autumn Weintraub(713) 397-4492mailto:397-4492weintraa@SEIU.ORG
San AntonioContact: Arnulfo de la Cruz(210) 241-1712

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Hezbollah Penetrates Southern Border, Mass Media Ignores FBI Testimony

FBI Chief Robert Mueller testified before the Senate on Tuesday stating that Hezbollah is in the United States. I tried to find the actual Senate testimony but time constraints prevent me from doing that at this time. It would have been much easier if the mass media (not mainstream anymore) had covered the testimony. Unfortunately for citizens of the US, the mass media are open-border advocates, and bad news on the Mexican border is purposefully censured.

I'll post the full transcript when it becomes available.

Here is some additional background about Latin American converts to Islam and the threat they pose to our country.

Friday, March 31, 2006

How Appropriate

Hanging the US flag upside-down is a sign of distress. Is there any doubt?

Michelle Malkin has the rest of the story.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Subsidized Crops Grown by Illegal Immigrants

I've been working on a post which compares the rhetoric supporting slavery in the US, and the arguments used by the open border crowd to justify mass immigration. While taking a break, I decided to check Townhall. Good thing! I found this gem from Thomas Sowell.

It got me thinking. We have such a surplus of food that we are paying farmers not to grow. Next time some idiot claims that we need illegals to grow crops, I'll hand them a copy of the latest farm bill.

Mark Krikorian wrote this piece in 2001 about "guest workers" and agriculture.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dissolve the Senate!

These jackasses just don't get it. Notice how many are Republicans. This update comes from FAIR.

Halls of Shame, Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Massive Guest Worker Amnesty Program Would Destroy American Dream for American Workers and Families
As you have undoubtedly heard, the Senate Judiciary Committee last evening approved an amnesty guest worker program modeled after the worst of all possible alternatives, the McCain-Kennedy legislation. Not to be outdone, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) successfully advanced an amendment to provide amnesty for some 1.5 million illegal alien agricultural workers.
Incredible as it may sound, the Judiciary Committee took this action even as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was issuing a devastating report on border vulnerability to terrorism. The report revealed that its investigators had successfully smuggled enough nuclear material across both the Mexican and Canadian borders to assemble two "dirty bombs." Even more incredibly, the GAO investigators smuggled their cargo not in some remote unguarded sector of either border, but through regular "secure" border crossings.
What follows is a short synopsis of the highlights of the Judiciary Committee bill approved yesterday:
Citizenship for Sale and for Free
General Amnesty (Graham R-SC, Kennedy D-MA Amendment)
All 12 million currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to apply for a work visa after paying back taxes and a $1000 penalty.
The visas would last for three years and be renewable for three more years.
After the forth year, these 12 million newly-minted legal aliens-their family members who will ultimately be permitted to join them pushing the numbers through the roof-would be permitted to apply for a green card setting them on a path for citizenship.
Approved 12-5.
Yesterday's Villains include Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mike DeWine (R-OH) who joined all Democrats by voting for the most sweeping amnesty in American history.
Cowardly Lion Award goes to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who was conveniently out of the room and did not vote.
Agricultural Worker Amnesty (Feinstein D-CA Amendment)
All 1.5 million illegal alien agricultural worker would receive a new "blue card" that would allow them to remain in the United States as long as they work in agriculture for a small portion of two years.
Following this period all of these 1.5 million newly-minted legal aliens-their family members who will ultimately be permitted to join them will at minimum double the numbers-would be permitted to apply for a green card, placing them on a path toward citizenship.
Approved 11-5 on a roll call vote (votes by Senators not immediately available, but mirror those of the general amnesty vote above).
Guests Who Never Have to Leave (Kennedy D-MA Amendment)
Provides 400,000 new guest worker visas annually.
New guest workers given renewable 3 year terms of work authorization.
Following 6 years, the new "guests" may apply for green cards, placing them on a path toward citizenship if they can show that they are learning English and pass background checks.
Approved 11-6 by roll call vote (votes by Senators not immediately available but mirror those of the general amnesty vote above).
Want to Go to College? U.S. Citizens Go To The Back of The Line!
In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens Anyone? (Durbin D-IL Amendment)
Repeals current law barring in-state tuition for illegal aliens unless the same benefit is made available to out of state residents.
This will effectively require middle and lower income Americans to directly compete with illegal aliens for limited freshman class seats at state colleges and universities.
Approved by voice vote.
Invitation to Overstay Visas
Decriminalize Visa Overstayers Anyone? (Durbin D-IL Amendment)
Makes overstay of a visa-40 percent of all illegal aliens are visa overstayers-a civil violation and removes all criminal penalties.
Approved 11-6 by roll call vote (votes by Senators not immediately available but mirror those of the general amnesty vote above).
Final Bill Approved by Committee Roll Call Vote of 12-6
Voted For Committee Approval: Arlen Specter (R-PA) DeWine (R-OH) Graham (R-SC) Brownback (R-KS)Leahy (D-VT) Kennedy (D-MA) Biden (D-DE)Kohl (D-WI)Feinstein (D-CA)Feingold (D-WI)Schumer (D-NY)Durbin (D-IL)
Voted Against Committee Approval: Hatch (R-UT)Grassley (R-IA)Kyl (R-AZ)Sessions (R-AL)Cornyn (R-TX)Coburn (R-TN)

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Balkanization of the United States is Here!

The organizers of the "pro-criminal, we hate the USA" rallies which occurred across the country (these photos are of the LA rally) last weekend, urged participants to leave the Mexican flags at home and bring US flags only. It looks like some of them listened...kinda.

According to the LA Times (I know), many protesters actually snuck across just to attend these rallies.

Slate comments on the LA Times coverage of the event. Read the Slate piece first.

Hat Tip: VDare

Also, Minutemen are assaulted in Chicago. Pictures and story here.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Thanks to Bloggers

Enough bloggers who use blogspot now use "word verification" to prevent comment spammers that comment spam is almost non-existent. I've received one in the last two months.

I think that the word verification feature is cumbersome, and it often doesn't work on the first try. This is the reason I never used it. I prefer to contact the offenders directly to tell them that they will be reported to their Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

Then I did it. Though I'm sure defensive measure of word verification deserves the lions share of the credit for the decline of this deplorable practice, it is still a defensive posture. To me, that is the worst position to be in. It also degrades the authority of consumers of the blogosphere.

You see, my first-year economics professor, Dr Sexton, was definitely from the Austrian School. The way he explained it was thus (you'll have to forgive me for paraphrasing, it's been twenty years): The barter system is a product of human evolution. Humans then became sophisticated enough to use money to represent wealth instead of, for instance, trading a pig for a few bushels of wheat. This became known as capitalism. Capitalism is as natural to humans as waking in the morning. All other wealth-distribution schemes are just that...schemes.

Anyway, as capitalism is so near to the state of nature of man, it is also the most free. With that much liberty, the individual consumer is "Captain of the Economy". Only I get to decide where my wealth goes or doesn't go. That puts me in charge. That puts me on offense. To cede that position without even a word of protest is indicative of reaction rather than proaction*.

To me, word verification penalized consumers when who should have been penalized were the spammers. In other words, bloggers who use word verification willfully punish themselves, and the jackasses run off scott-free.

Regardless, I'm glad their gone.

*Is that even a word? Well it must be. I wrote it. Pretty good line though, n'est pas? (Oops, no French. How about "como no?")

Also, here I could expound on how individual consumers lost most of our command when the US removed itself from the Gold Standard in 1971 (or thereabouts), but it would muddle the message.

Monday, March 20, 2006

About Being Bombastic

-He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.

-It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of not looking sufficiently progressive.

Charles Peguy (1873-1914), Nationalist and Socialist French poet. Interesting cat.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Harry Browne Dead at 72

Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1996 and 2000, has died at the age of 72.

Though I voted for him, I didn't consider him a powerful candidate. His message, though correct, sounded like I wrote it. I freely admit to being rude and bombastic, but I'm not running for office.

Now is not the time to criticize Mr. Browne however. Rest in Peace my friend.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Redefining Democrats and Other Things

For weeks now I have been making fun of Democrats who have penises, but no testicles. Indeed, much ado is being made, at least in Conservative circles, about the "sissy-fication" of the American male. Talkshow host Michael Savage for instance, said words to the equivalent of, "We teach our boys to be metrosexuals, and they [Islamofascists] teach theirs to be murderers. Who's gonna win that war?"

Well a couple of days ago, I heard Rush Limbaugh use the phrase "The New Castrati" to describe this breed that feels more than they think. It stuck. Now I no longer have to go through painful written gymnastics to describe Leftist "males". Yea!

Describing myself as a classic liberal is rather cumbersome as well. I've called myself a libertarian in the past, but most people have no idea what that means. Besides, "liberal" is accurate, and more descriptive than "libertarian". The problem is that at some point in our past, the word "liberal" was taken over by socialists. This probably occured as an old "bait and switch" move by FDR in the '30's in an effort to softsell socialism to a desperate populace, without the messy questions of why the New Deal is unConstitutional. Unfortunately, he succeeded in more ways than one.

Regardless, I want the word back. Do I have to ask the New Castrati and their wacko female comrads to stop using the word? Will I have to ask normal people to quit making fun of liberals, as there is a new definition for the word?

Bah! Too much trouble.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

U.S. Senate Debates Immigration Legislation

FAIR's Exclusive Eyewitness Account of Today's Committee Action
What follows briefly summarizes the day's events:

Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) expressed worry about the direction of the committee sessions were heading. She made the point that previous guest worker program have not stopped illegal immigration and even may have acted as a magnet. She described an amendment she is drafting for future discussion that would create a limited to agricultural guest worker program.

The elements of the amendment are as follows:

Illegal agricultural workers could get amnesty (a blue card) with a path to citizenship
Eligibility for temporary status would require proof of agriculture work for 100 days per year for 3 years
Eligibility for permanent residence status would require proof of work in agriculture for 100 days per year for 5 years
Proof of employment would be provided by employer
Employers would be required to keep detailed records for 3 years
The program would be capped at 300,000 per year
The program would sunset after 5 years
Blue card holders could bring spouses and children to the United States and they would be given work permits
DHS would set an application fee

Sen. Specter (R-PA) remarked that the McCain-Kennedy amnesty was unfair since it would allow illegal aliens to leap frog ahead of those applying for green cards through legal channels.
Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) responded arguing that Sen. Specter's "gold card" program created a subclass in American society.

Sen. Leahy (D-VT) offered an amendment to § 114 of the Chairman's bill, which authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to help Mexico secure it's southern border. Sen. Leahy's amendment, a revision of one discussed last week, authorizes the State Department to withhold funding under this provision to countries engaged in human rights abuses
The amendment was approved by voice vote.

Sen. Durbin (D-IL) again raised an amendment offered last week to delete the provision in the Chairman's bill that criminalizes illegal presence in the U.S. He argued that people should be punished for conduct rather than status.
The amendment was again set aside.

Sen. Durbin (D-IL) again raised an amendment offered last week to exempt humanitarian groups from the alien smuggling provisions in the Specter proposal. Senator Kyl (R-AZ) argued forcefully that there is documented evidence of smugglers using the pretext of humanitarian assistance to bring illegal aliens across the border.
The amendment was set aside.

Sen. Specter (R-PA) made a statement asking the committee to consider what to do with 11-13 million illegal aliens. He expressed worry that if Majority Leader Frist (R-TN) brings his own bill to the floor of the Senate on March 27, chaos would ensue. Senators Kennedy (D-MA), Biden (D-DE) and Specter (R-PA) then discussed at length how the committee needed more time.
Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) made the point in response to this discussion that what the committee should really be considering is a guest worker program where the "guests" actually are required to return after the guest work period instead of being given a path to citizenship.

Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) expressed his concern that we as a nation cannot accept virtually everyone in the world who wants to come to the U.S. He reminded the committee that the public feels that they were fooled by the 1986 amnesty because the government failed to enforce employer sanctions.

Sen. Coburn (R-OK) suggested splitting up the bill into two parts; border security and the rest.

Sen. Durbin (D-IL) said committee members should pressure Majority Leader Frist to give the committee more time on the Specter proposal.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) stated that an enforcement only bill would build public trust. He suggested that the Senate should pass an enforcement bill and take the summer to examine other issues.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment to include alien smuggling to the list of crimes covered by the money laundering statute, allowing seizure of smuggling-related assets.
The amendment was approved by voice vote.

Sen. Grassley (R-IA) voiced objections to committee consideration of amendments planned to be offered that address social security-related issues. He insisted that these were matters within the jurisdiction of the Finance Committee he chairs.
This issue remains unresolved.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment reaffirming the right of state and local authorities to enforce immigration laws. Sen. Specter offered a modification to the amendment to limit the right to enforce to "criminal" immigration laws.
The amendment and the modification were approved by voice vote with the understanding that Sen. Sessions might attempt to restore the original language.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment relating to information sharing involving multiple agencies including the social security administration. Sen. Grassley objected to consideration of the amendment in the Judiciary Committee instead of the Finance Committee he chairs.
The amendment was set aside.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment to permit adding information to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. A modification to allow erroneous information to be deleted from the NCIC database was accepted.
The amendment was approved by voice vote.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment requiring DHS to encourage state and local law enforcement agencies to participate in cooperative immigration law enforcement programs. A modification was offered to reaffirm the voluntary nature of state and local participation and to affirm that enforcement of immigration laws under the program would include all immigration laws, not just alien smuggling laws.
In the absence of enough Senators to approve amendments, the amendment was set aside.

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) offered an amendment to add detention space for holding illegal aliens.
In the absence of enough Senators to approve amendments, the amendment was set aside.

Boy, they're having a hell of a time with guest workers and amnesty.

If no agreement on a bill is reached in committee, Senator Frist has promised to bring his own enforcement only bill to the floor for debate beginning March 27.

Call Senator Frist and Tell Him to Keep His Promise.
Even though the Judiciary Committee will meet again tomorrow to work on the Specter guest worker amnesty proposal, it is highly unlikely the committee will complete mark-up of the bill before the beginning of next week's recess and the start of full Senate debate the following week on Monday, March 27.
In order to prevent any backsliding on his promise to bring up an enforcement only bill on March 27, call Majority Leader Frist and let him know that you are counting on him to keep his promise to bring up enforcement only legislation no later than March 27.
Senator Frist's office contact information is as follows:
DC office 202-224-1911
Leadership Office 202-224-3135
Nashville Office 615-352-9411

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More Good News From the UAE

The subjects of our our greatest ally in the Middle East (according to the Bush Administration) were recently asked a poll question,

Gulf News asked: After the cartoon controversy do you support the boycott of Danish products?
· Yes 73%
· No 24%
· Unsure 3%

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ports Deal Gets Incestuous, Nepotic, and Expansive

I found this on the DP World web site (note the dateline),

Dubai, 24 January 2006: - Global ports operator DP World today welcomed news that one of its senior executives, Dave Sanborn, has been nominated by US President George W. Bush to serve as Maritime Administrator a key transportation appointment reporting directly to Norman Mineta the Secretary of Transportation and Cabinet Member.

Well isn't that convenient? Of course, there's no proof that this has anything to do with the ports deal. Wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

Debbie Schlussel finds that even nepotism has reared its ugly head. She writes,

If you liked Billy Carter, you'll love Neil Bush. No beer products and advertising or redneck wit and wisdom. But the situation's the same. Neil Bush is in bed with Dubai and its confederation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He's getting money for it solely because he's the President's brother. And it's disturbing.

Neil Bush is a frequent visitor to and paid speaker in Dubai, showing up there right after 9/11 trying to get investors for his failed Ignite! educational software company. While there, "[Neil] Bush held talks with Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Information Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan on the 'world economy in light of recent events, as well as higher education in universities," Arab American Business reported. Bush was in Dubai so much that he e-mailed his wife of his desire for a divorce from his Dubai hotel room.

(Bush's relationship with the Dubaian and UAE royals has a lot to do with his Syrian-American Ba'athist boss, Jamal Daniel, who paid him $60,000 a year for only a few hours work. Bush's marriage to his second wife was held at Daniel's palatial Houston mansion.)

At a Saudi speech, he encouraged conferees to expand lobbying and PR efforts to change "perceptions" about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. One wonders if the content is similar at his meetings and speeches in the Emirates. At least Billy Carter was a lot more aw-shucks honest. ("The only thing I can say is there is a hell of a lot more Arabians than there is Jews.")

It's not just Bush's paid speaking engagements courtesy of Dubai's Datamatrix. While Neil Bush is prominently displayed on the company's website (and listed as "Brother of US President George Bush"), so are Clintonistas Al Gore and Sandy Berger (he of document pants-stuffing fame).

It's also Neil Bush's paid speeches to the Zayed Center, which was funded by UAE's President, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, who recently died. As my friend, Rachel Lea Fish of The David Project, wrote in the Wall Street Journal:

Sheik Zayed also funds the Abu Dhabi-based Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-Up, a prominent think tank of the Arab League, founded in 1999. The Zayed Center, described on its Web site
"as the fulfillment of the vision of Sheikh Zayed," promotes Holocaust denial, anti-American conspiracy theories and hate speech in its lectures, symposiums and publications. In August 2002, the Los Angeles Times quoted Mohammed Murar, the executive director of the Zayed Center, saying about Jews that "the truth is they are the enemies of all nations." His comment came on the heels of a Zayed Center report stating that "the Zionists are the people who killed the Jews in Europe."
The Zayed Center has a history of giving Holocaust deniers like David Irving a forum to promulgate their ideas. In 1998, Sheik Zayed's wife donated $50,000 to finance the defense of infamous Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy in a French court.

In April 2002, the Zayed Center hosted Thierry Meyssan, the French author of "The Appalling Fraud," which claims that the U.S. military staged the 9/11 attacks. The center translated Mr. Meyssan's book into Arabic, hailed its publication and widely advertised the work. A month later, Lyndon LaRouche, the fringe political figure who has made disparaging remarks about Judaism, was an honored guest. Just last month, the center hosted Umayma Jalahma, a professor of Islamic Studies at King Faisal University, who declared: "The Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare for holiday pastries."

Then I found this on World Net Daily,

Dubai Ports World is scheduled to take over operations at 22 U.S. ports, not six as previously reported by most major media.

According to the
website of P&O Ports, the port-operations subsidiary of the London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O), DPW will pick up stevedore services at 12 East Coast ports including Portland, Maine; Boston; Davisville, R.I.; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Camden, N.J.; Wilmington, Del.; Baltimore, Md.; and Virginia locations at Newport News, Norfolk, and Portsmouth.

Additionally, DPW will take over P&O stevedoring operations at nine ports along the Gulf of Mexico including the Texas ports of Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Houston, Freeport, and Corpus Christi, plus the Louisiana ports of Lake Charles and New Orleans.

Previously reported have only been P&O Ports' container operations at New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, and New Orleans. Stevedore services also typically involve the loading and unloading of containers on and off cargo ships, as well as moving and storing containers, though often in separate facilities from where containers are initially loaded and unloaded from the cargo ships. Thus, while DPW will be operating the container terminal operations of only the six ports initially disclosed, DPW will be managing stevedore services, handling containers at a total of 21 ports, located along the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Virginia, and across the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Louisiana.
Frank Gaffney blogs on the port deal here, and here is his article on NRO.

Don't pass a skunk under my nose and tell me it's apple pie. I'll know the difference.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Dear Plumber,

I was going to post on the Crunchy Cons (conservative hippies) today, but I got a letter last night from a friend who was asking for some advice from someone smart, but not so much that they'd lost their common-sense. Naturally, my friend thought of me.

It seemed important and relevant, so I thought I'd share it with my gentle readers. Here is what the letter said (to protect the innocent, I' ll only use initials):

Dear Plumber,

I've got a family problem. You see, I've got this friend...well, he's kinda a friend...anyway, I told him that he could watch my dogs for me while I went on vacation. When I told my wife and kids that my friend, UAE, would be watching the dogs while we were on vacation, they went ballistic!

The problem isn't necessarily with UAE, but with some of his family. His family hates my dogs. If fact, his family not only plots to kill as many of our dogs as possible (puppies and adults), but were even so lucky as to kill 3,000 in one day!

Well, after that day, we decided as a family that we were going to kill those who would kill our dogs. We have been very careful not to go to war with all of UAE's family, just those allied to his second-cousin, OBL. Trouble is, his family is so large that it is impossible to know which members want to kill our dogs.

Another problem is that UAE isn't exactly the most careful person in the world, and when OBL runs short on funds, UAE always gives him a hefty check. UAE and OBL even go golfing twice a month!

My buddies say it's no big deal if I give UAE the keys to the house. They tell me my wife and kids are hysterical. They say it'll be an insult to UAE if I renege now.

My wife and kids say they'll never forgive me, and that their view of me will be forever altered if I give UAE the keys.

Plumber, what should I do?!

Your friend, GWB

This was my reply,


Your friend goes golfing twice a month with the man who killed 3,000 of your dogs!? Are you out of your friggin' mind!?

You gotta live with your wife and kids, but if you give UAE the keys, you'll wish that you lived with your buddies.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

"We're at War?" - George W. Bush

Michelle Malkin is all over the administrations desire to sell out our ports to Muslims.

Hello? Mr. President? Mr. Limbaugh? Anybody home?

Ann Coulter jams one home.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

And Now For Something Completely Different...

This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Hat tip: Mike's America

Also shamelessly lifted from Mike's America,

And here is my own blasphemous cartoon of Muhammad (may he rest in pieces),

"Normally, I'd never defile my body by eating those of infidels, but allied infidels are just sooo juicy. Except for the fat guy. He tasted like pigs smell."

The only problem I have, besides not being able to draw, is that I made Senator Leahy look like George Will, and my Cindy Sheehan is prettier that the live version. Michael Moore is easy: just draw a basketball, then make it look like a bum.

Condi Rice testifies about dating a Democrat in 1975. The experience put her off dating for thirty years and counting.

Colorado's Testicular-Challenged Democrats

I took a day off to go to the Colorado House hearings, which was debating eight separate immigration reform bills. Because of GOP ineptitude and an influx of California leftists (who refused to lie in the bed they shat in), the Dems now control the Legislature, including the The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee where the bills were being heard.

The crowd at the hearing was evenly divided. About half of the people there were in favor of some or all of the bills, and about half opposed, including the Democrat majority.

I must say, Rep Terrance Carroll may be the most worthless Representative on that committee. When he wasn't eating and cracking open soda bottles, he was absent. As this was my first time to a legislative hearing, is it common for a rep to leave several times, for ten, twenty, or even thirty minutes? The only time he spoke was to insinuate that Rep. Dave Schultheis was a racist for suggesting that it would be more cost effective to build schools in Mexico than educate illegal immigrants here. Carroll is not a serious man. His voters were either duped or are idiots.

Rep. Fran Colman should have recused herself from the hearings. Anybody who doesn't know the significance of Plyler vs. Doe has no business voting on immigration bills. At least she pretended to be interested, unlike Carroll, who appeared to be more interested in giving a "shout out" to his homies.

Rep Liston likened El Centro (a day labor criminal enterprise) to a drug deal as the director of El Centro said that they do not check the papers of those who come to be set up with employers. This woman (sorry, I couldn't understand what she said her name is) said that it isn't any of her business if the people she helps are criminals or that setting them up with employers is also illegal. She just provides them with a place to meet. Chairman Paul Weissman stepped in at this point to save this woman's ass. I don't know why, Denver is a sanctuary city. There is no reason to believe that she would be arrested by anybody at any level of government.

Chairman Weissman is a real intellectual dynamo. Who are the clowns that elected this idiot?

I particularly liked this witness,

"We can pick up illegal detainees all day and all night long, and we can transport them to county jails, but nothing is happening to them," said John Patterson of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. "To pass an unfunded mandate down to the sheriffs will raise huge issues. Our jails are full, our prisons are full. We have no place to put these people."

Prior to this quote, Mr. Patterson said of the immigration crisis, "It's absolute chaos." Imagine that! Mr. Patterson, why are the Chiefs of Police opposed to preventing chaos?

Unfunded mandates? Like providing free schooling to illegals (Plyler vs Doe), or free emergency medical care (a Clinton Executive Order)? These two unfunded mandates cost considerably more than incarcerating, and removing from Colorado, foreign trespassers.

Mr. Patterson continues to point fingers for the ineptitude of those he represents. He also refuses to admit that Colorado Chiefs of Police arrest people for felony violations all the time.

He refuses to do anything about the invasion (about 10,000 per day over the Mexican border). The Colorado legislature refuses to do anything. Our RINO governor, Bill Owens, refuses to do anything. Denver is a sanctuary city by Executive Order, and the Mayor (another Democrat) continues to deny that such a document exists. They are all guilty.

So that leaves us, the 80 percent who want something done. This November, Colorado will have a initiative put before the voters. This measure will be demonized by the press, and about a hundred other groups. Anti-reform activists and groups will spend millions of dollars more than their pro-reform counterparts. Ultimately, they will have wasted this money, as taxpayers learn what the costs are for doing nothing.

And one final note to Democrats, you have a chance to place your mark on reform while you control the legislature. If you do nothing, legislation will be written by we reformists, and then taken directly to the voters. We will write an initiative a year till we get what we want. Either join the party in some meaningful way, or you'll be rendered impotent (on top of having no testicles).

Monday, February 20, 2006

A Moment of Leftist Clarity?

How should this headline read?...

1)Diane Feinstein Wakes Up on Wrong Side of Bed

2)Leftist has Moment of Clairity, Leahy Confused

3)Feinstein: Racist, or Democrat?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Have Things Really Changed So Much? or, Cartoon Redux

Now I remember why I like the periodical, National Review, so much. This quote comes from the February 27, 2006 issue.

I cobble together a verse comedy about the customs of the harem, assuming that...I can say what I like about Mohammed without drawing hostile fire. Next thing, some envoy from God-know-where turns up and complains that in my play I have offended the Ottoman empire, Persia, a large slice of the Indian peninsula, the whole of Egypt, and the kingdoms of Barca [Ethiopia], Tripoli, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. And so my play sinks without a trace, all to placate a bunch of Muslim princes, not one of whom, as far as I know, can read but who beat the living daylights out of us and say we are 'Christian dogs.' Since they can't stop a man from thinking, they take is out on his hide instead.

-Beaumarchais (1784), from The Marriage of Figaro

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Leviathan

On October 25, 2006, Roger Pilon, testified before the Senate on the constitutional limits on federal power and programs. During this testimony, he iterated some quotes of political leaders one is not likely to learn in our dumbed-down public school system, or even in higher ed (Oh wait, is there a difference?).

The federal Government has been hitherto limited to the specified powers, by the Greatest Champions for Latitude [the Federalists] in expounding those powers. If not only the means, but the objects are unlimited, the parchment [Constitution] had better be thrown into the fire at once.

-James Madison (1791), foolishly believed the Federalists could be trusted to keep their word regarding enumerated powers. They couldn't.

I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation. (emphasis added)

-Franklin D Roosevelt (1935), a note to the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee regarding a New Deal program.

To the extent that these new social virtues [New Deal policies] developed, they were tortured interpretations of a document [the Constitution] intended to prevent them.

Rexford Tugwell (1965), a principle New Deal architect and Brain Trust member.

I said it once, I'll say it again: Democrats hate liberty.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thanks a Lot, Jackasses

This article showed up in Pravda...oops, I mean, the Ft. Collins Coloradoan. The Colorado general assembly, with votes from Californians who refused to lie in the beds they shat in, changed hands recently from the GOP to the Dimocrats.

Apparently the loons have decided to punish employers by forcing them to provide health coverage to their employees. Ft Collins Rep. Angie Paccione (D)will probably vote the bill (HB 1316) out of committee for floor debate.

That's what happens when voters elect candidates (read: Democrats) who care nothing about fairness. The bill is called, ironically: the Fair Share Bill. Laughable, huh?

The bill won't affect all businesses equally (and thus, fairly), only those with 3,500+ employees (about 30 companies) will be required to spend 11 percent of their payroll on health coverage. This of course is the big plus for leftists like Paccione and the idiots who voted for her. Equality of law is a foreign concept to people who would call themselves Democrats. Equality of outcomes is the only type of equality leftists care about; though this bill has more to do with getting back at Walmart and other large employers.

Fortunately, our RINO governor, Bill Owens, will probably veto this abomination (should it pass the Assembly and Senate).

Two side notes:

  • I hate Walmart because of all the Chinese crap that lines their shelves. BOYCOTT CHINA! I have not stepped into one of their stores since Sam Walton died.
  • Affordable health care will only happen when government stops subsidizing the industry. IOW, after a successful terrorist attack on DC.

    Hat Tip: Ft Collins Insider

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I'm Baack II

This time for good.

So much has happened:

  • The Vice President shot a man. What a story for the grandchildren! "My grandpa was shot by the Vice President of the United States!" We should all be so lucky.
  • Riots because of cartoons. In an earlier post I claimed that only Spain possessed MEN in Europe. I was wrong. Apparently there are a couple in Denmark as well. As a show of my utter contempt to the rioters and the "religion of peace", I drew my own cartoon. Unfortunately, though I figured out how to scan it, I haven't yet figured out editing. If it doesn't get me shot, nothing will.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

About the Hiatus

Sorry about the hiatus on posting to this site. Not only have I been dealing with my dad's heart surgery, but I have also been helping my inlaws Tennessee.

First of all, dad is going to be fine.

The last two weeks are the longest that I have spent in Nashville. I have been there on previous occasions during Dead tours, but I was never there long enough to get the feel of Tennessee.

I absolutely loved that town and the surrounding area.

For now, I must go watch the Broncos, but rest assured, I tell you all about my visit after the game.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

When You Lie With Dogs, You Might Get Fleas

A show of hands. Who has ever read the LA Times?

I did for about three months during my travels in the Southwest part of our beautiful country. I generally tend to eschew the MSM in all of its forms, but hey! I was young.

I wasn't so young that I couldn't recognize shit when it passed beneath my nose. I recognized the pungent aroma after I read my first edition. I promptly wrote a letter to the editor to complain about the bias on nearly every page...even the friggin' pictures (remember the Clinton stunt back in '92 when he and algore stayed up for two days listening to people bitch about the economy? Well the pictures they ran were one of Clinton looking very concerned...I mean, you could just tell that Slick was feeling this poor woman's pain; the other picture was of Bush looking like he'd just thrown up on a Japanese PM.)

Of course the letter never got printed.

Anyway, the Times can hardly give their damned newspaper away. In fact, they are in it rather deep. They have completely alienated conservatives, and so they have lost conservatives. They point to a couple of conservatives on their opinion pages and say, "See? We're not biased".

Well, after they canned one of the Leftist opinion columnists, the nannies got their panties all bunched up. Now, I know that there were some folks at this meeting who have names of the masculine gender. But I can assure you, there were no men there.

If the LA Times editorial staff actually takes the opinions of overwrought and highly emotional women as a rational for making serious, dispassionate decisions, then they deserve the needling of parasites.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Running Afoul: Anti-tobacco Nazi's vs. Liberty

I really didn't know what I was going to do with this story. I even wrote and re-wrote the title for this post three times; and though I'm still not happy with it, it's about as good as it gets. Such is life with the limited vocabulary of a plumber. Don't be fooled! I know no words with more than two syllables. My thesaurus and dictionary are always close at hand. But I digress.

Now this story from the Ft. Collins (CO) Coloradoan (that's right, not Coloradan), pits ever-benevolent nannies against the ever-malevolent individual. Apparently a couple of evil businessmen have been allowing young adults to smoke tobacco, at "their" tobacco store. This is in violation of the pro-health-at-any-cost city ordinance which criminalizes what those prone to evil do on the premises of "their" property.

Sure, we could allow business "owners" the liberty to choose whether or not to allow the evil tobacco leaf to be consumed on "their" property. Sure, we could have allowed "their" employees the liberty to choose whether or not they want to work in a place where the evil tobacco leaf is consumed. And sure, we could have allowed the mass of consumers the liberty to choose whether or not to frequent an establishment which allows the evil tobacco leaf to be consumed. But who would we "save" in this case? Nobody, that's who! Besides, all these choices, and the liberty to pick one of them, are too confusing for the average citizen (Oops! Can I say "citizen"? I mean "subject"). Thank goodness we have the moral clarity of the mob...I mean, the help individual subjects make these difficult decisions.

Liberty must be abolished if there is the chance that irresponsible and unaccountable people will be hurt, or even die, by there own actions. There is a line, no thicker or permanent than a stream of smoke from an idle cigarette, which separates the liberty of these evil merchants of death and the mass murderers of Nazi Germany. This line disappears with the strike of a match.

The fact that they smoke tobacco through a hookah only confirms their fascist leanings. How? Well, the hookah is mostly associated with the Middle East. And who comes from the Middle East? That's right, Islamofascists. In fact, these merchants of death even decorated their torture chamber with a Middle Eastern "feel".

Yea, let this proclamation be heard throughout the city: Extremism, in defense of health, is no vice! Liberty, if it causes one person to be held into account for their own actions, is no virtue!

Hat tip: Ft. Collins Insider

Monday, December 26, 2005

In Search of House Slippers

First of all, I hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas! Mine was very good. Not because of meaningless gifts, but because my yeast was alive when I proofed it. This made for some fantastic bread and cinnamon rolls. Mmmmm, cinnamon rolls.

Anyway, I spent a full day before Christmas on the phone and in the malls looking for a pair of house slippers for my wife. I searched far and wide for a pair that has a leather sole and not made in China. I even went to Estes Park. Can you imagine moccasins, which have long been associated with American Indians, are made only in China? Maybe they should, in the interest of honesty, call the slippers whatever the Chinese word for them is.

I bemoaned my plight to my Mother-in-Law. Imagine my surprise yesterday, when she gave my wife a pair of slippers. On the bottom of the plastic soles, in prominent letters: Made in China! She purchased the shoes less than an hour after my conversation with her! FUCK!

I love my Mom-in-Law, but I sure wanted to kick her square in her ass yesterday. Nothing she purchased for Christmas gifts is made in the United States. I want to force her to throw every gift she purchased in the trash. I didn't of course, but I did remind her, again, that purchasing goods made in the USA is extremely important to me.

Fortunately, an American Indian friend of mine gave me a pattern so that I can make my wife a pair for her birthday in January. I just need material and some leather tools.

Something to leave you with:

"I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make, be the difference of price what it may." --Thomas Jefferson to B. S. Barton, 1815. ME 19:223

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

It Wouldn't Surprise Me...

if this were true. I have received numerous emails about this. At first, I dismissed the first couple as the rantings of some of my favorite right-leaning Bush haters. I understand why some people hate Republicrats. For about a decade, I was right there with them. I have since given up on the idea that there will be a viable third party (although discontent within the parties seems to be pretty high).

I've said in the past that Bush should be impeached for not protecting the borders. But this, if true, may be the straw that breaks the camels back.

If Bush did indeed call the Constitution "just a goddamned piece of paper", I will personally call him out.

I have already emailed the White House asking for clarification. I will keep you informed about any responses I receive.

Monday, December 19, 2005

The left is imploding! The left is imploding!

Have ya seen the White Flag commercial?

Some Republicans are upset over the ad, saying it goes too far. I could write a dozen more that go even further; and I'd bet dollars-to-doughnuts (whatever the hell that means) that they would destroy the current Democratic party as a serious alternative to the Republican party.

Of course, if the Libertarian's had hundreds of millions of dollars, watch out GOP!

The only thing holding the conservative (of all stripes) movement back is the desire to not spend money on TV before the campaign season. When your battling the MSM though, there really is no way to get a conservative message out to the unwashed masses other than a thirty-second spot during the OC, or a football game.

The leftist movement is imploding before our very eyes...and I couldn't be happier, except for the fact that they are prolonging the war. This commercial should be one of several that warn the public that the giant sucking sound is the left consuming itself. This material falls right into our laps, and the laughable part is that not only are they wrong about, well, just about everything, but that they can't help making sure everybody knows.

As a result of this stupidity (not ignorance, as they have been warned), everything they say can be looked at with scrutiny, and then exploited after the piercing light of reason exposes the cheap material and shoddy workmanship. These days, the light need not even be lit (the "material" smells soured).

The stench alone is worthy of a half-dozen commercials.

It appears to me that the modern liberalism is on its way to becoming conservatism of the 1950's. What liberalism needs is a William F. Buckley Jr. What they have is Noam Chomsky and a political philosophy that enslaves more people worldwide today, than it will liberate in a thousand years.

Maybe this is what liberalism needs however. It has ridden on the back of Marx for about 150 years, and they haven't changed or adapted at all, regardless of the times. Heck, one commenter on this blog, some time back, tried to defend Social Security! Good Lord! This 70-year-old program is going right down the toilet. Ironically, I'll bet she believes in doctor assisted suicide (just for humans, not government programs). Egads.

Anyway, at the risk of losing conservative friends, I'm going to give modern liberals some advise that may help some of them get my vote:
  1. Please look at classic liberalism as an alternative to modern liberalism.
  2. At some point, please realize that for a government to be effective in a country with a growing population, it must be made smaller. Right now, you want just the opposite of what is reasonable.
  3. For Gods Sake! Don't say another word!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fifteen Minutes in a Prison Cell

John Murtha is being Muther Sheehaned. The Democrats, ever on the lookout for shell-shocked veterans who share their worldview, found one in a "safe" district who was willing to go out on a limb and trust poll numbers. The anti-war MSM continues to build Murtha up, despite an immediate and overwhelming repudiation of what he was proposing.

The vote and the debate up to it basically destroyed Murtha. He is now viewed by most right-thinking citizens as a coward and a quitter. This leaves him with only two choices: admit his mistake and thus exposing himself to an even weaker status; or continue the lie with even more fervor, like he believed it all along.

Since he choose the second option, he can at least claim to have dignity. Too bad he will be viewed as an idiot in about seven minutes.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

A Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Anti-War Activist

This post is purple for a reason. If you don't know why, you should be banned from voting...for life.

Sometimes it is helpful to try to lure the flys in with some honey before you swat them. Give your favorite anti-war activist some honey, and maybe their mouths will be too busy to undermine the troops and embolden the enemy!

What could this perfect gift be?
Iraqi dinars!

They are dirt cheap. The last time I checked, they were 7 millionths of ONE cent. You can buy 250,000 dinars for less than $200 in 25,000 dinar denominations. That means that you can send ten, 25,000 dinar notes (at $20 each). That's cheap folks.

Before the first gulf war, the dinar was worth over four bucks. If the dinar gets up to just fifty cents, your favorite activist will be able to stuff their stupid mouth with caviar and Dom.