"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Saturday, January 26, 2008

More Evidence of Global Warming

OK, here we go again. Clearly, Southern California is producing extremely high amounts of CO2... and the following photos are certainly proof. Thanks Al for the head's up on Global Warming, your credibility has been restored. By the way, the bottom two photos are taken 60 miles north of L.A., while the top photo is Northeast of Claremont by AP.

Democratic Odacity?

This is an excellent comment by Mitt Thursday night during the GOP debate.

Thanks to my pal over at Bottom Line Up Front for providing this clip.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Circle Flies

A Republican cowboy from Texas attends a social function which Hillary Clinton is attending and trying to gather more support for her nomination. Once she discovers the cowboy is a Republican, she starts to belittle him by talking in a southern drawl and single syllable words.

As she was doing that, she kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around her head. The cowboy says, "Y'all havin' some problem with them "circle flies?"

She stopped talking and said, "Well yes, if that's what they're called. But I've never heard of "circle flies."

"Well ma'am," the cowboy replies, "circle flies" hang around ranches. They're called "circle flies" because they're almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."

"Oh," Hillary replies as she goes back to rambling. But, a moment later she stops and bluntly asks, "Are you calling me a horse's ass?"

"No, ma'am," the cowboy replies, "I have too much respect for citizens of New York to call their Senator a horse's ass."

"That's a good thing," she responds and begins rambling on once more.

After pausing to take a breath, the cowboy, in his best Texas drawl adds, "Hard to fool them flies though."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Borders getting tougher?

Chertoff: Tougher ID Rules for Borders
Associated Press
January 18, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New border-crossing rules that take effect in two weeks will mean longer lines and stiffer demands for ID, including for returning Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.

A driver's license won't be good enough to get Americans past a checkpoint at the Canadian or Mexican border, Chertoff said. That will be a surprise to many people who routinely cross the border with Canada, but Chertoff bristled at criticism that such extra security would be inconvenient. More than 800,000 people enter the U.S. through land and sea ports each day.

''It's time to grow up and recognize that if we're serious about this threat, we've got to take reasonable, measured but nevertheless determined steps to getting better security,'' he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Thousands of people enter the U.S. through land crossings every day. The biggest effect of the change will be at the Canadian border since it applies to both Canadians and Americans. Non-Americans coming in through Mexico already need extra documentation.

Congressional critics representing Northern border states were anything but impressed with Chertoff's rhetoric.

His department has proved incapable of implementing a 2004 law on border security, and Chertoff ''frankly has as much credibility on telling people to 'grow up' as Geoffrey the Giraffe,'' said Rep. Tom Reynolds, a Buffalo-area Republican.

As those who know my current work assignment, you know that I pass a border check point on a daily basis. Over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed an increase of BP personnel including canine officers thoroughly questioning all comers and inspecting all vehicles. Though this creates a bit of an inconvenience for the daily commuters like me, I welcome the diligence these men and women show while doing their jobs. At some point, I hope it gets even tougher.

By the way, every time I pass through the check point I thank each one for their service as I feel the job they do is just as important as our military.

To the border patrol, thank you for your service!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Help Support the destruction of America

On the way home yesterday, I was listening to mainstream news from the Bay Area, and was quite entertained by one of the advertisers. The company is called CREDO MOBILE and here is a bit of what was said:

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So let me get this straight; if I sign up for this mobile cell service, I can support efforts to defeat our current way of life by funding the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Greenpeace, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and many other wonderful organizations that provide Americans the opportunity to behave a certain way, and then avoid accountability for that behavior.

This country is in a constant battle against moral decline… God help us.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A tribute to the Patriot Guard

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Remember, when seconds count, police are only minutes away.

I found this at Bushwhack's:

Be advised: this is intense...

New Quarterback for the Packers...

I received an email from a bud in Sacratomato and thought I'd share it:

In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers this coming Sunday. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. During this period of time she became familiar with the definition of a corner blitz, and is now completely comfortable with other terminology of the Packers offense. A survey of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move.

Does this sounds idiotic and unbelievable to you? Well, Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is qualified to be President and 50% of democrats polled agreed. She has never run a City, County, or State. When told Hillary Clinton has experience because she has 8 years in the white house, Dick Morris stated "so has the pastry chef".