"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

Monday, June 30, 2008

Obamaphiles becoming mor cult like?

A friend sent this to me, and it kinda creeped me out a bit. What do you think? I figured I run the risk of having this site killed by blogger, but opinion is just that... opinion.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Border Violence... in Phoenix?!

OK, this morning while making my Saturday morning rounds through the blogosphere, Brother Dave at My Point Radio had a sound clip posted from the Glenn Beck show yesterday. Unfortunately, Glenn isn't on any radio stations in the LA area; at least that I know of, so I completely missed this.

For anyone who has been privy to the recent little blog war in which some Redneck bloggers were accused of being racist bigots because they suggested setting a .50 cal sniper's rifle on the border and issuing punitive blows to illegal border crossers, perhaps this small and seemingly meaningless piece of information may change the way you see the current situation. It now appears the Mexican Army is showing some angst toward the United States:

Glenn Beck: More Violence on the Border
June 27, 2008 - 3:00 ET

GLENN: Let's go to Phoenix and Darrell Ankarlo who is at our sister station or our affiliate, KTAR in Phoenix, Arizona, and he's doing a lot on the border. You got a new book out that really shows the border unlike anything, anything else I've ever read, Darrell.

ANKARLO: Thank you for that. By the way, hope you're feeling better, hope you don't snap and I hope I'm somewhat intelligent on the Closed Line Friday.

GLENN: Not really. Okay. So Darrell, tell me what happened because I'm reading these reports that Mexican military invaded a home in Phoenix, Arizona. True or false?

ANKARLO: Shaky details. Let me tell you what happened. On last Sunday night about 11:00, seven or eight guys burst into a home almost like Scarface. If you remember the end of that movie, it was like a Scarface kind of a scene. Seven or eight guys with fully automatic weapons, just blow the place to smithereens. Inside the house happens to be, you know, a guy who sells drugs. I mean, one of our upstanding members of society. It was a drug house and it was a place where they would routinely sell the marijuana. Apparently drug fight breaks out, they blow this guy to smithereens. The cops are saying 100 bullets. An inside cop source that I talked to last night said it was double that. So then they take off because the cops arrive. Three of these guys go into an alley, Glenn, and they get out of their vehicle because the cops now have helicopters and vehicles surrounding the place and they put down their weapons and as they're being arrested, one of the arresting officers to talked to me yesterday on this personally said as he was arresting the guy he said, you know, what is your background. You know, debriefing him. And the guy says, well, I have a military background. Now, some in town are suggesting that it was Mexican military background but what I'm understanding is the cops are still trying to figure it out.

Here's what we know. The three who were arrested, two of them definitely illegal immigrants. The third said that he was a U.S. citizen but now as of last night I was told he, too, was illegal. All three have been arrested here. All three have had major criminal problems in America. All three were deported, so they come back. But here's the kicker. As the arresting officer is putting the cuffs on him, the guy whispers. He says, you're lucky we didn't have the ammo, or something to that effect. And the cop says, well, what are you talking about. He said, our goal was to ambush you in this alley. Our goal was to kill you in this alley. And the cop says, and why would you do that? And he said, because this is our country and we want you to know we're taking it back. All happened in this town.

Here's the problem. Remember I said it was seven or eight guys who broke in. The other guys took off in another vehicle. We have no idea where they are. All we know is according to officers they had enough ammo to wipe out a small town. Where they are --

GLENN: Wait, wait.

ANKARLO: -- we don't know.

GLENN: So how reliable is your source that the guy said that to the police officer? Because that's pretty --

ANKARLO: He was one of the arresting officers. We vetted him before we put him on the air and we backed this up with another source within the police department. The guy is who -- you know, my source, Glenn, is who he claimed to be on the show yesterday. And I had the head of the police union on the show for an hour and a half yesterday. I mean, this turned into a major war on the air on the show because the police trying to downplay this and I said, you know what, here's the deal. Let's take Mexican out of it, Mexican military out of it. Let's remove that completely. Let's just all agree, and everybody agreed this was the drug cartel that you've been talking about for months on your show, but instead of Yuma, Arizona or instead of a Texas border town, this is in Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth largest city in the United States of America. And according to the police department they have seen much more of this kind of violence, these kinds of fights in the last five months than they've ever seen. And, of course, they're saying it won't be tolerated, we're going to stop it. The issue is the drug cartel is now moving up to the big cities and are pulling out the big guns and it's like, screw you, we can kill at will in Mexico, we'll do the same thing in America; what are you going to do to us.

GLENN: So Darrell, what is happening? What is the police, what are they protecting? Why are they keeping this down? Why is this not again playing all across the country?


GLENN: Because I don't see this everywhere, and every time -- there's a story that I have, and we're still checking it out and you know what, I don't even feel comfortable enough. It looks like it's accurate, but I'm not sure yet. So I don't even want to carry it on the air. But there is a possibility that someone who is very high ranking in the United States government with Homeland Security has had a family member kidnapped down on the border and they're sending messages. Now, if this indeed turns out to be true -- first of all, why isn't that story everywhere? Why aren't the stories of the 70 missing Americans or the heads, the actual heads that are being put on fence posts just across our border, why aren't those stories getting out there?

ANKARLO: By the way, Glenn, the heads that you're talking about, I saw some of those on your website. When my son, Adam, came home from Fallujah, and this was the big fight, this was the major fight, he brought pictures back that equaled what you show on your website except that was in a time of war in Fallujah, Iraq. The stuff you show on your website comes from dog gone Mexico, two hours from where I live. But here's the answer. If you've got a city and you need convention business and you need businesses to move to town and you need commerce to grow, the last thing in the world you can afford is to have people know that you've got drug cartels running crazy and/or Mexican military out of control. So you are going to quell it.

Let me give you another stat. The number one kidnapping capital in the United States of America according to law enforcement is a little town that you've lived in called Phoenix, Arizona. Nobody talked about that, either. And let's go back to Mexico for a minute, Glenn. What goes on in Mexico on a daily basis literally. I need 5,000 bucks, I kidnap you, I call the family, they say okay, we'll give you the money and they drop me off at a corner sometime that night. They are bringing this crap to our country, and you are right. They are trying to keep this stuff down.

Let me hit you, and I know you're running, you know, real late today, but black boots, black BDUs, that's your tactical gear, they had Phoenix police raid shirts. Nobody knows where these guys got those. Handguns, AR-15s, aim point sights. Those are the sights my son, a sniper in Fallujah used. Body armor, ballistic helmets, thigh holsters. These are what these guys were wearing when they went into this house. I mean, these guys were military, they were commando, if anything they were drug cartel, and the details get buried. And you are right, nobody wants to talk about it. And when I do, I'm a hater and I'm a racist and how dare you bring this up at the forefront.

GLENN: I know. Darrell, I have to commend you on what you have done already. You've got a book out. It's called Another Man's Sombrero and it details your trip across the border, how easy it is, stuff that I have never read any place else. It's in the book, Another Man's Sombrero and it is in bookstores everywhere. Now, Darrell, we'll talk to you again, my friend. Stay safe in Phoenix, Arizona.

ANKARLO: Hope you feel better, man.

GLENN: Thanks. By the way, we will have the blog on this. Darrell has outlined this whole thing. You'll be able to read about it in great detail. We'll include it in our free e-mail newsletter today at You can sign up for it. It's on the upper right-hand corner of Sign up for the free newsletter and you will get all of these details plus this audio and so much more in today's free e-mail newsletter at

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Extreme Home Makeover, Iraq Edition

I have enjoyed my Sunday evenings watching Ty and his crew positively affect the life af an American family. Well, the show has gone international with this latest offering of Extreme Home Makeover, Iraq Edition. Special Thanks to our Navy and Marines who filled the role of contractor.


Extreme Home Makeover: Iraq Edition

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

McCain, Obama and the American Dream

It has been a few days since my last post; simply because I haven't been inspired to post anything. With the Media's attention focused on the candidate that can't make up his mind if he's evangelical or Muslim, for open talks with terrorists or against them, Black, White, or Arab, my attention has waned with disinterest. I’ve become bored with Michelle O’ making an appearance on the view, and every other bad news bear that has aligned themselves with Barack only to be thrown under the bus (Pay attention allies of the US).

That is until a few minutes ago when I watched this video at
My Point radio. Many of us have become disillusioned with our candidate McCain who is so close to liberals, it's sometimes hard to distinguish between him and Harry Reid. We look very closely at him hoping to catch a glimpse of some latent conservative value and when we see something, we ride the wave all the way to the beach because we know the next wave won't come soon.

If you are like me, you love this Country for who she is; Her windfall successes and tragic failures, all. The American people have shown themselves to be resilient and tenacious, and can withstand the attack of terrorists striking the most precious resource we have: our people.

But I am concerned for our future. I am one who fears an Obama Administration. Not because the man is black, or white, or Arab, or whatever, but because I lived and served in the Military during the Carter Administration. The very administration that caused more harm to this country in four years, than the entire preceding 200 years combined, and Obama's ideas are even further to the left than Carter’s were. A lack of Experience and understanding of simple Economics is common traite in both Carter and Obama.

I saw first hand the negative impact Carter had on our military. The general moral was at an all time low with drug abuse rampant. And after returning to civilian life, I realized there would be no way I could ever afford to buy a house or a new car for that matter. Only the extremely wealthy could qualify for loans and then pay off the standard 18% interest; which coincidentally drips of irony because who claims to be for the poor? That’s right, Obama.

Anyway, this video inspired me to write a bit of what has been going through my mind lately, and it reminded me that we are still the United States of America, and our hope is not in one man, but in those things that set us apart from every other nation in the world: God and the American dream . Watch the video, and remember, it’s when we don’t act, that we’ll be doomed to failure.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Speaking Democrat

To my dear friends (and not so dear friends) on the left, through this instructional video, I finally understand your philosophy.

H/T to Jenn via Darwin the Great. I have been enlightened.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


OK Liberals and democrats, here's your chance to stand and shout that ever popular mantra, BUSH LIED, PEOPLE DIED!

We're waiting...

huh? oh, still waiting...

hat tip to Jenny

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Off Shore Drilling? 'bout time

McCain urges end to ban on offshore drilling
Associated Press
June 17, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Sen. John McCain said Monday the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling should be lifted, and individual states given the right to pursue energy exploration in waters near their coasts.

With gasoline prices rising and the United States chronically dependent on foreign oil, the Republican presidential contender said his proposal would ''be very helpful in the short term resolving our energy crisis.''

McCain also suggested giving the states incentives, including a greater share of royalties paid by companies that drill for oil, as an incentive to permit exploration.

Well, this is a step (baby step) in the right direction. As we begin to move closer to the general election, clarity of positions will be paramount. We must be able to see the difference between John McCain and Barack Obama to make logical decisions based on fact, not emotion. In this case, the mere implication of lifting the ban on offshore drilling will directly affect the oil futures, and as quickly as we've seen prices rise at the pump, we will see a decline. The problem is a democratic congress led by the most incompetent Speaker of the House to ever darken the doorway. Her statement last week once again implicated President Bush for the price hikes. What she failed to mention however, is gas prices didn't begin to climb until the Democrats took congress in 2006.

Now to all you disenfranchised republicans that wanted to teach our representatives a lesson in 2006, I hope you're all driving hybrids.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Congratulations Tiger!

Congratulations to Tiger Woods on winning the best professional golf tournament I've ever witnessed; the 2008 U.S. Open.

And a special High Five to Rocco Mediate for an incredible performance... you go, old dude! (I can say that because I'm a little older). You guys are truly awesome!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

500th Post and the US Open

This entry marks my 500th post as a blogger, so I thought I'd share a special day with you. No, this in not a typical day at the office. One of my vendors was kind enough to think of me when a couple practice round passes came across his desk. Thanks Don... a bunch.

Entrance to the 108th US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course

Stuart Appleby chipping on the first hole

Trevor Immelman and David Ledbetter discussing shot selection

Big Par 5

DL III on the Tee

DL III working on some sand extrication

Lee Jansen heading to No 2

Michael Campbell sharing the love

Thanks to all who have read and commented, making blogging fun.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hope and Change

For those of you who haven't caught the fever yet:


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Monday, June 09, 2008

Why Global Warming?

First, there was the fear that our careless use of natural resources was effecting the environment in a profound and irreparable manner that would lead us to the brink of destruction. A movie was made, followed by a Nobel Peace Prize and an Academy Award that underscored the accuracy of the claim. However, most, if not all of the supporting data has been proven to be either inaccurate or just plain false. In fact, historical data has shown the world has been in a temperature decline over the last ten years, with this last winter being the coldest in 54 years, and one of the top ten coldest since records were kept.

So, the question that begs to be asked is if global warming is basically a hoax, what would be the driving factor behind the perpetuation of such a falsehood? Enter this month’s edition of Golf Digest. A full 3 page add by IBM spills the beans. This is the add and context of the advertisement:

“104 Billion Dollars …Amount U.S. Consumers are expected to spend on Green Goods and Services in 2008.

Going green is not only good for the environment, it’s good for the bottom line. We met one on one with 1130 CEOs and business leaders from around the world to get their unique perspectives on the environment, the population explosion and other challenges and opportunities facing their organizations.”

For all of you lemmings who fell for this rouse hook, line, and sinker, know that the dollars you spent supporting the initial hysteria will greatly profit those companies who capitalize on hysteria, and the many who invest in Green Companies. And I’m sure at some point, it will again be Bush’s fault for not telling the truth.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

FREE HEALTH CARE, Expectations

I Stole this from My Point. You think your waiting room stay is long now, wait until we get socialized medicine.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bela Fleck in a different realm

Best Banjo, Best Bass, Gawfer's favorite music

Thursday respite

Marcus Latrell, Lone Survivor, Hero

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hillary Hunting for VP Spot?

Well, I suppose we saw this coming, but one would think after all the damage the Clintonistas have done to the Dali-bama, he'd kick her to the curb. Ya gotta think Michelle Obama is tied in a pretzel at this thought as well.

I can see the MSM teasers now:
Cat fight in the Whitehouse! News at 6- HA!

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues Tuesday she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate, and advisers said she was withholding a formal departure from the race partly to use her remaining leverage to press for a spot on the ticket.
On a conference call with other New York lawmakers, Clinton, a New York senator, said she was willing to become Obama's vice presidential nominee if it would help Democrats win the White House, according to a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak for Clinton.
Clinton's remarks came in response to a question from Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who said she believed the best way for Obama to win key voting blocs, including Hispanics, would be for him to choose Clinton as his running mate.
"I am open to it," Clinton replied, if it would help the party's prospects in November.

We just can't make this stuff up-

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Obama, Pfleger, Wright and Farrakhan

So, what exactly is the common link these four men have and who exactly is this Catholic ‘Preacher’ that has caused such a ruckus and the Obama’s subsequent withdrawal from trinity Church? I’ll toggle between Pfleger, Farrakhan, Wright and Obama, hopefully creating a picture of what is driving this aspect of the presumptive democrat nominee.

This is interesting indeed. We all have an idea that the Nation of Islam (NOI) is not a happy place for most white people, but how many of us can explain why?

Firstly, Muslims do not want to be confused with the NOI:
The main belief of The Nation of Islam and its followers is that there is no God but Allah. However, they redefine "Allah" by saying "who came in the person of W. D. Fard." Fard founded the Nation of Islam and subsequently installed Elijah Muhammad as the organization's leader. Their teachings are heretical by traditional Islamic standards which abhor the deification of any person, or the anthropomorphization of God.

Secondly, the NOI believes all races are not equal; rather all races follow the black race:
"The Blackman is the original man. From him came all brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. This method of birth control was developed by a Black scientist known as Yakub, who envisioned making and teaching a nation of people who would be diametrically opposed to the Original People. A Race of people who would one day rule the original people and the earth for a period of 6,000 years. Yakub promised his followers that he would graft a nation from his own people, and he would teach them how to rule his people, through a system of tricks and lies whereby they use deceit to divide and conquer, and break the unity of the darker people, put one brother against another, and then act as mediators and rule both sides."

Elijah MuhammadMessage to the Blackman in America, Muhammad's Temple No. 2, 1965 & Dorothy Blake Fardan, Yakub and the Origins of White Supremacy, Lushena Books, 2001

Now to Pfleger. We’ve all heard what he said recently at trinity, but what else has Pfleger said:
For Immediate Release: 5/29/2007
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a Chicago priest for threatening to “snuff” suburban Riverdale firearms retailer John Riggio during an anti-gun protest rally Saturday, May 26, near Chuck’s Gun Shop.
MP3 sound track:
SAF founder Alan Gottlieb is sending a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney General Wan Kim, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, asking that the agency also investigate the Rev. Michael Pfleger for essentially encouraging a crowd of about 200 protesters to drive Riggio out of business. The gun shop has been in business for more than 30 years, and Riggio is the second-generation owner.
In a stunning audio recording of Pfleger’s remarks, the pastor of St. Sabina’s Church can clearly be heard stating, “John Riggio…we’re going to find you and snuff you out.” Moments later, Pfleger added, “We’re going to snuff out John Riggio, we’re going to snuff out legislators that are voting…against our gun laws and we’re coming for you because we are not going to sit idly.”

Then we have Jeremiah Wright honoring Farrakhan with hisSweetness and Light’ lifetime achievement award:

Of course, Michelle Malkin was way ahead of this curve:

So then, what is the connection between Obama and Pfleger? Besides being one of Obama’s spiritual advisors (see Michelle Malkin’s site for a snap shot of his endorsement which is no longer on the Obama site), Can you say Benjamins?

But other grants reflected politics. In 2001, for example, Obama steered $75,000 to a South Side charity called FORUM Inc., which promised to help churches and community groups get wired to the Internet. Records show five FORUM employees, including one who had declared bankruptcy, had donated $1,000 apiece to Obama's state Senate campaign.

As the grant dollars were being disbursed to FORUM, the Illinois attorney general filed a civil lawsuit accusing the charity's founder of engaging in an unrelated kickback scheme. Just days after the suit was filed, Obama quietly returned the $5,000 in donations. "I didn't want to be associated with money that potentially might have been tainted," he said.

So, to sum this article up, Obama as Illinois State Senator directed several thousand dollars to Pfleger’s church while attending Trinity. Pfleger speaks at an anti gun rally with Jesse Jackson and threatens to “snuff” the gun shop owner and supporting politicians, and is in love with Farrakhan. Farrakhan believes all races are not equal (fundamental teaching of the NOI). Wright, Obama’s Pastor also love’s Farrakhan and shower’s him with awards and accolades. Pfleger preaches at trinity and bashes Hillary for being white.
And I didn’t even bring up Bill Ayers and the Weathermen or the following post where Former Professor Kamao Kambon states “…We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet…”

But the Obama campain is NOT about race.

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