Tuesday, January 30

They can do that?

What a novel idea! Who'd a thunk it?

Members of Congress who have called on the administration to change course on the controversial jailing of two U.S. Border Patrol agents for shooting a suspected Mexican drug smuggler are trying a new approach. Now lawmakers want to exert the only explicit power they have in a criminal justice case - money.... Two bills were later introduced in the House - one calling on President Bush to pardon to the two agents and the other to vacate the federal court's conviction. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) has signed on to both proposals but knows the power of Congress is limited in vacating a court ruling, given the constitutional separation of powers. "There are constitutional issues with that," Poe told Cybercast News Service Friday. "We do have the power of the purse. We can prohibit funds for the incarceration of the two border agents.
Who does Rep. Poe think he is? What if taxpayers decided to do the same thing? They don't think it's right for two border patrol agents to be imprisoned so they'll just not pay for it. I don't think it's right for the US military to be in Iraq and Afghanistan. Government taxing and spending is blasphemous to the laissez-faire policies of the constitutional founders. Suppose I not pay any for it?

They are supposedly limited by constitutional separation of powers. We have just the power of the vote. Oh yeah, that'll teach 'em.

**Update**
What happens when the jack-booted thugs of government don't get all their due?...
Grammy-winning trumpeter Phil Driscoll was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for using his gospel music ministry in an income-tax evasion scheme. "I never took a dollar that I didn't sign for," Driscoll said. "The purpose of my life was the gift that God gave me." Last June, a jury found Driscoll, 58, guilty on charges of conspiracy and tax evasion from 1996 through 1999. The indictment accused Driscoll and his wife, Lynne, of scheming with Lynne Driscoll's mother, bookkeeper Chris Blankenship, to avoid reporting personal income totaling more than $1 million. An IRS agent testified at the trial that Driscoll and his wife improperly used his Mighty Horn Ministries to shield the money and evade $128,627 in taxes.
And some say slavery ended in the 19th century.

Saturday, January 27

The iPottie


It's obviously made for men. Notice the direction of the arrows on the seat. And where is the plumbing for the jettisoning of the waste excretion matter?

Friday, January 26

Must've missed the turn





Remarkably it seems to have happened in some showroom with people watching.

Thursday, January 25

Sycophants Anonymous


Watch this video of Rep. Michelle Bachmann and her fondling of the president after his speech last night. She didn't forcibly have "intimate relations" with Pres. Bush but given the sliding definition of "rape" in the popular culture and considering how women of late are playing so fast and loose with the term, I think it fits rather well. Rape, by the way, is defined in Merriam-Webster's as, "an outrageous violation". He is the president, after all, and therefore, not an outrageous charge. Why shouldn't men use the term when it fits? She certainly "takes advantage" of her propinquity to the man.

My wife noticed her behavior last night after the speech and took exception so I knew there must have been something at least a little wrong. I'm a little astounded by the absence of secret service who would otherwise have broken said arm of anyone else had they touched the president as long as she did. She's clearly got her arm on the man's shoulder for 30 seconds and the smile on her face reminds me of a school girl's crush. Her fawning was nauseating. I think this interview by Bill Bennett of Rep. Bachmann shows that she's definitely a Bush groupie. Notice her effusive praise of Bush's war on terror and her misguided thoughts on freedom...

As I watched her "handling" of Bush I couldn't help but think that the circumstances the country finds itself in is not all Bush's fault. Lemmings to the sea, I guess.

Wednesday, January 24

Dixie forever



Although I do like the Johnny Cash version better.

But...but...he's a christian


I didn't waste my time listening to the president's speech last night. I had far better things to do with my time, such as planning how I can defend myself and family against a terrorist government. The average American is in far more danger at the hands of government than some terrorists the president wants to "protect" us from. Whenever believers lay this crap about the president hearing from God and doing His will, I just wonder if they've been paying attention at all.

Mrs. Ramos says it better than I could.

"How could President Bush say that he wanted to secure our borders and that he would double the size of the Border Patrol when my husband is in prison," she asked WND. "Ignacio was trying to secure our border from drug smugglers. And what do we get? I have to show my children their father in prison in chains and I have to explain to them that the president of the United States is a liar."

WND waited nearly an hour after the speech was concluded to be able to speak with a clearly emotionally upset Monica Ramos.

"President Bush can say all he wants that the solution to border security is new infrastructure and technology," Ramos told WND, "but as long as my husband is in jail the American people should know that President Bush doesn't mean a word he says."
Worse yet, there's the 2008 elections coming with some fine upstanding, moral Republicans in the running like John McCain and Mitt Romney who're going to get all the media attention while decent, real candidates like Ron Paul get ignored. Oh, but then there's Hillary, so we have to hold our noses, compromise and vote our consciences. Yeah, right.

Tuesday, January 23

State of the Imperial Empire

(She looks kinda presidential, don't ya think? Just imagine it...)
And it is an imperial empire. This hasn't been a "Union" of states since that tyrant Lincoln ruled. The nation's armed forces are in 165 countries around the world, setting the latest boot print in Iraq.

The grand, most wholly exalted one Pres. Bush will give his state of the state address tonight, with the woman speaker behind him holding a gavel instead of a frying pan. On the horizon is the distinct specter of another woman ascending the imperial throne...On Saturday, Hillary took the first step toward a run for the White House, opening a presidential exploratory committee. The state is in dire straits. Time to fly the stars and stripes upside down when she takes control.

And make no mistake, I believe she will. Vox Day predicts it...The man (the current Pres. Bush) is an oath breaker, a traitor to the Constitution, to the country and to the American people. He should be impeached and removed from office. If the Republicans don't do so, they are risking an upset of stunning proportions in 2008, if not 2006. Remember, when a political party or a nation-state appear to be at their most powerful, the next step is a decline, and more often than not, it is a sharp one. And remember also that I have been predicting that the Lizard Queen has been anointed and she will be the next president for over a year now. She has dissected Democratic party opposition to her running and she will be helped by the Republican party with their lesser-of-two-evils impotent candidates.

Thank the current president as well for this. Typical of Bush's travesty of justice is the case of illegal alien, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, who was caught trafficking over 700 pounds of marijuana and was shot by border patrol agents Compean and Ramos as he tried to flee. Both agents are now jailed as a result of charges being brought against them by the Federal attorney's office with the drug dealer being given immunity to testify against them. Of Pres. Bush, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said it best, "This is the worst betrayal of American defenders I have ever seen," Rohrabacher told WND, referring to the president. "It's shameful this was done by someone who is in the Republican Party. He obviously thinks more about his agreements with Mexico than the lives of American people and backing up his defenders."The president's trashing of the Constitution and his abuse of power deserves an impeachment response. I'm astounded when I hear Christians mention Bush's name and the word "Christian" in the same sentence.

Add to this another year of abortion on demand unabated, more federal intrusions into personal liberties..."In what sounds like a comedy sketch from Jon Stewart's Daily Show, but isn't, the U. S. Senate would impose criminal penalties, even jail time, on grassroots causes and citizens who criticize Congress.
"Section 220 of S. 1, the lobbying reform bill currently before the Senate, would require grassroots causes, even bloggers, who communicate to 500 or more members of the public on policy matters, to register and report quarterly to Congress the same as the big K Street lobbyists. Section 220 would amend existing lobbying reporting law by creating the most expansive intrusion on First Amendment rights ever.
(Read the Senate bill here)...and more lip service about freedom and protection from terrorists.

The ship of state is listing badly. It's time for a Second War of Southron Independence.

Monday, January 22

Acting like yankees act

PHOTO BELOW BY MIKE BAYHAM

They never had any class and they proved it Sunday. Throwin' beer at New Orleans media people, taunting Saints fans. They are the MONSTERS of the Midway, after all. What kind of people are these "fans" who play with nature's course to alter the arrival of a child...for the sake of a game?

Nine months pregnant and married to a fervent Bears fan with tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game, Colleen Pavelka didn't want to risk going into labor during the game against the New Orleans Saints.
I'd like to take some of these "fans" down to New Orleans and the gulf coast to see just what it is they intended to finish.

A little sensitive, am I? Maybe. Ticked off? You bet, but I can handle it, so let 'em act like the yankees they are. I don't have to associate with 'em. They beat the Saints but so what? They'll end up getting their tails whooped by the Colts.

Friday, January 19

Happy 200th Birthday Robert Edward Lee


Today marks 200 years since the birth of this country's greatest soldier and finest gentleman. Robert Edward Lee, son of Harry "Light Horse" Lee, was one of the great men in American history, perhaps in all history.

I give you, from the Address of the Honorable B.H. Hill before the Georgia branch of the Southern Historical Society at Atlanta, February 18, 1874....

When the future historian comes to survey the character of Lee he will find it rising like a huge mountain above the undulating plain of humanity, and he will have to lift his eyes toward heaven to catch its summit. He possessed every virtue of the great commanders, without treachery; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guile. He was a Caesar without his ambition; a Frederick without his tyranny; a Napoleon without his selfishness; and a Washington without his reward. He was obedient to authority as a servant, and loyal in authority as a true king. He was gentle as a woman in life; modest and pure as a virgin in thought; watchful as a Roman vestal in duty; submissive to law as Socrates, and grand in battle as Achilles.
And sundry quotes from Gen. Lee himself...
Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things … You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them—the desire to do right—is precisely the same.
Would that we had dozens of R.E. Lees in our civil system and military. Honor and duty wouldn't be so little understood in our time with him as an example.

At the battle of Fredericksburg he's quoted as saying...
It is well that war is so terrible: we would grow too fond of it!
Perhaps war has become not so terrible as it was in Gen. Lee's time, because our current president and leadership have become so fond of it.

Gen. Lee is one of the men I would most want to meet in the hereafter. Happy birthday, sir. Your country misses you.

Wednesday, January 17

The difference between love and marriage

The student asks a teacher: What is love?

The teacher said: "In order to answer your question, go to the paddy field and choose the biggest paddy and come back. But the rule is, you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the field, goes thru the first row, he saw one big paddy, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later. Then he saw another bigger one... but may be there is an even bigger one waiting for him. Later, when he's finished more than half of the paddy field, he starts to realize that the paddy is not as big as the previous one he saw, he knows he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted. So, he ended up going back to the teacher with an empty hand.

The teacher told him: "This is love... you keep looking for a better one, but when later you realize, you have already missed the person."

The student asked: What is marriage then?

The teacher said: "In order to answer your question, go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the corn field, this time he is careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reach the middle of the field, he has picked one medium corn that he feels satisfied, and came back to the teacher.

The teacher told him: "This time you bring back a corn.... you look for one that is just nice, and you have faith and believe this is the best one you get .... this is marriage."

Tuesday, January 16

No homeschooling here.

As an episode in the lives of the Ownby and Hornbeck families comes to a close with the return of Ben and Shawn from captivity, I'd just like to point out that homeschooling played no part in it. Michael Devlin, the alleged abductor, has apparently made no claim to have home schooled Shawn over the last four years, nor Ben over the past four days. These two boys were spared the possible additional traumatization of homeschooling and apparently will make a gradual return to their assigned indoctrination centers.

Doris said she is not anxious to let Ben out of her sight again. "I've been trying to think of a way I can go to school with him,'' she joked.

Ben just laughed.

"No," he said firmly.
No, mom, only home schooling families can subject their kids to such cruelties.

Right ailment, wrong prescription

"I think that, probably, it may be off-putting at times to some people who are used to a very, very buttoned-up newscast that doesn't have much leeway for an occasional glimpse of personality, but you know, I try," Couric said. "I've always had the 'less is more' philosophy, believe it or not, but there are times when I think it's personally fine. If people feel discomfort, maybe they should consider a suppository."
I haven't seen a CBS TV newscast in years. Haven't cared much for MSM news indoctrination lessons since I get almost all my news from the internet. So I guess I'm not very qualified to judge such things, no matter if its Brian, Katie, et. al.

Watching that slimey, smarmy Katie Couric does makes me sick though. Her Evening News ratings have been steadily declining since she took over and she doesn't have a clue what's wrong. I could tell her that all the demographics don't work. Men, not those lavender brigade enlistees, don't care to get their news from a woman. Plain and simply, that's her problem. But then when has she cared about reaching out to men in her life?

Besides, her diagnosis is all wrong. Kaopectate would be a more suitable recommendation. She gives me the runs.

Spoken like a politician

"The Bears are going to the Super Bowl," a gleeful Obama told reporters Monday outside a church in suburban Chicago. "I am happy for New Orleans. I think it's a wonderful story for their city, but this fairy tale ends when they come to Chicago."
Yeah, Osama-bama, you'll wanna be running right out of Chicago for president when Deuce and Company kick your butt. I only wish I could be there to see them Saints wipe that fake smile off your politicking face. Maybe then you'll understand a little of what it'll be like with the Lizard Queen next year.

Monday, January 15

Bookmark it.

It's not election year and they're turning up the rhetoric and I do mean rhetoric. There's very little substance in this...

"Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances," said James Dobson,
Remember this quote in November 2008 when the Lizard Queen ascends the throne of the Democratic Party. I wonder what he and the other lesser-of-two-evils evangelicals will be saying then.

Saturday, January 13

I Just Have to say...


Even though there's much to blog about, I just haven't had much time to blog over the last few days due to ISW responsibilities. However...

Saints 27

Eagles 24

GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

Sunday, January 7

Ephesians 4:26

On September 29,2006 at 11:30 AM, Mr. Yousuf N. Shaikh & Mr. Kamel H. Fotough came to my office to introduce themselves to me as the new neighbors. These two gentlemen informed me that they had purchased the adjacent house along with the 11-acre tract of land from the Sacco family on 09/22/06. They asked that I remove my cattle from this 11-acre tract & remove my electrical fence. They said they were going to use the existing house as a community center. Children would be coming to play on the grounds, and as an engineer, Mr. Fotough felt it was unsafe for them to be around the cattle. Since 1995 I had been leasing this property from the Sacco’s to run my Limousine cattle on.

The gentlemen were very friendly, but spoke with a heavy Middle Eastern accent. They told me how much they loved the United States and how they had such big plans for the land. They said that their children had grown up right here in America, and they said that their ultimate dream is to build a parking lot, a new community center, an athletic facility, a school, and a mosque. They felt that they were going to need a total of 25 acres to complete this project, which might take them as long as five years to complete. They went into great detail how they wanted to provide a complete atmosphere where their friends could bring their entire families to worship and to play, and they said they would even provide security for the entire site. They felt that there was no other place on the far west side of Houston that was able to handle their needs.

While I was walking these men out, I offered to give them some granite fill, free of charge for their new driveway that they had planned. Then Mr. Fotough said that it was probably a good idea for me to start thinking about packing up my business, along with my family and moving somewhere further out in the country.
So began what has given birth to the American Pig Races, the embodiment of the scripture "be angry and yet do not sin". Mr. Shaikh and Mr. Fotough, you see, are muslims. Muslims and pigs go about as well together as oil and water, or Democrats and Republicans. Well, er, maybe I should just stick with the former. Craig Baker holds these pig races as his way of "taking a stand", as it were. Actually, it's probably more like rubbing the muslims collective nose in it; tellin' them to "shove it", so to speak.

Some may think this to be an unchristian reaction (I don't know if Craig is a believer) but where is the impropriety? There's nothing done to or against these muslims personally. Mr. Baker has the right as a property owner to do with his property as he wills. If he does something that angers his neighbors then what of it? Jesus was angered by some of His time. And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts...

In our current politically correct climate it's time more people got angry, angry enough to be and not sin.

Tuesday, January 2

Same ol' new year