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Bloviating Zeppelin: April 2008

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Obama v. Clinton

The clouds appear to be parting for me in terms of Clinton and Obama.

I'm thinking that, ultimately, Obama will prevail and the Demorats will choose race over sex. I believe the Demorats fear the Race Baiters more than the Feminists and, for that reason (Superdelegates also considered), will kick Clinton to the curb.

The Demorats will stick with Obama because:

1. Black
2. Young
3. Hip
4. "Street Cred"
5. Changes his accent just for the audience; can range from House Negro to Periphery of Rage
6. Dresses well
7. Speaks well
8. Empty enough to be whatever a voter envisions him to be
9. Despite his current dust-ups with Racist Wright, Rezko, his own book(s), Bill Ayers & Bernardine Doehrn

Obama is MSM's Newest Thang. Clinton is increasingly seen as So Yesterday.

And they will stick with him though, in my opinion, there is an actual chance that McCain could possibly beat Obama come November.

Wild Card: what new ploy will Clinton pull out of her Bag of Tricks?


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


This nation's largest looming problem extant isn't Iraq, it isn't homosexual rights, it isn't Global Cooling, Warming or Tepidity; it's the price of gasoline -- and, by that extension, the resulting economical catastrophe just over the hill.

OPEC forecasts $200 oil. That would place one gallon of gasoline right around $6 to $9 the gallon. My 17-gallon tank would, therefore, at $9 a gallon = $153.00 for a fill.

On top of that, the Demorats want tax after tax after tax.

If you wish to absolutely crush this country, crush the taxpayer, crush the average citizen, you just continue on your current path.

In the meantime, the oil companies such as BP (British Petroleum) and Royal Dutch Shell posted records profits for the past three months -- BP's pre-tax profits, for example, rose 48% in this first quarter. At the UK pumps today, gas is expected to be 5-pounds the gallon. That's $9.87 per gallon US (at today's exchange rate, 1 pound = $1.97).

You just watch this country collapse and come to a standstill. There won't be anything unaffected.


Monday, April 28, 2008

With Apologies to Slim Pickens


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Each Day & The End

"Youth is wasted on the young."

I would ask some questions:

  • How do you wish to be remembered -- and in what fashion?
  • Do you wish to be buried? And where?
  • Do you wish to be cremated? And what to happen with your ashes?
My decision, made at least 40 years ago, is this: I would like a nice party for my friends, nice food, drink, music, laughing. And then, as I refuse to take up, with my death, room for the living, I will be cremated.

However, only recently have I realized what I want done with my mortal remains:

After cremation, then:

I want to have my ashes placed into a coffee tin with a note, and that tin placed through the open door and onto the deck of a railroad boxcar in the Roseville Union Pacific yard.

And from that boxcar, I want my remains to take the national ride that I never would have gotten otherwise. I want to see the Rocky Mountains, the plains of the midwest, maybe the southern coasts, the leaves falling from the trees of Vermont in autumn. I want to be exchanged on numerous trains and see my country.

Life is an adventure; maybe, with luck, I'll continue that adventure.

And you?


Friday, April 25, 2008


Let's say you're at work. Let's say you listen to a couple of co-workers speaking about, perhaps, some kind of racial issue or illegal immigration. Let's say the nature of the conversation is such that you think someone passing by might be in the slightest fashion uncomfortable or offended. It is now your responsibility to report this potentially-offensive incident to your supervisor or manager, or you could find yourself subject to punitive actions in the workplace.

"No, BZ, this cannot be true," you say.

Yes. In Fornicalia it is true.

Employees of the State of Fornicalia must go through sensitivity/sexual harrassment/racial discrimination training every two years.

As a supervisor for a county in Fornicalia, I must have this training regularly. One of the examples used in the class, as I am taught (by an attorney) is this:
A manager comes up to a female employee and says something similar to "Good job Jennifer, I really liked the job you did on the report, you made the division chief look good." Then he pats her on the shoulder in passing and leaves.

Jennifer, not liking to be touched, may file a complaint with the company or agency EEOC representative. The manager may then be confronted at a later date (if the complaint cannot be resolved at the lowest level and/or the employee insists on a formal resolution) and interviewed -- but the subject of the complaint does not have the right to view the complaint, know the precise nature of the complaint or know the identity of the complainant.

If you doubt the above scenario, directly from my department's general order:

IV. Reporting Responsibility

A. Each employee who witnesses discrimination or sexual harassment has a responsibility to address it or report it to a supervisor, even if he or she is not the direct recipient of such conduct.

B. Each manager and supervisor has a duty to address discrimination and sexual harassment. Failure to take appropriate action when aware of such conduct is grounds for disciplinary action.

This issue emerged recently when my brother called, agog, that something like this could occur in the business world.

My reply was: calm down. This is the nature of private business and the government world these days. It doesn't make it proper; it just makes it true. And it gets down to one word:


Sexual harrassment and racial discrimination (not to mention OSHA, HIPAA and ADA -- another good idea gone around-the-bend with insanity) are Big Business and a Big Industry unto themselves.

There are attorneys, judges, private arbitrators, counselors, psychologists, trainers, consultants, brigands, charlatans and the mentally unstable whose job it is to profit financially from the Victimhood of those who believe they are deserving of a deep fiscal remuneration from any slight, real or perceived, of the most minor of natures.

It is all about the money. Period.

And those who sit on various civil cases revolving around the entire encompassing system of victimology have one final thought coursing through their paltry little brains when they make a massive award: IF IT WERE ME SITTING AT THE PLAINTIFF'S TABLE, I WOULD WANT TO BE AWARDED THE MONEY.

Which is why I say that, ultimately, politics gets down to:
  • Whoever controls education controls the future;
  • Whoever controls the US Supreme Court controls the future;

Looks to me like the Demorats are, indeed, well on their way to complete control -- and the Republicans pretty much don't have the first damned clue.


Places to go for reference: (State of Fornicalia)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Our Friends, The Mexicans

From Fox News:

Whether he was up to no good or simply desperate to play BrickBreaker, a Mexican press attaché was caught on camera by Secret Service pocketing several White House BlackBerries during a recent meeting in New Orleans, FOX News has learned.

Sources said Quintero Curiel made it all the way to the airport before Secret Service officers caught up with him. He initially denied taking the devices, but after agents showed him the DVD, Quintero Curiel said it was purely accidental, gave them back, claimed diplomatic immunity and left New Orleans with the Mexican delegation.

Here's what will happen in terms of discipline: nothing. Who runs Mexico? La Mordida. Five families. The drug cartels. For whom were these BlackBerrys gathered? What was to occur with the information collected? How corrupt is the Mexican government? Rife.

Folks, I think you can do the math on this one. How many times must we be slapped by Mexico before we stop turning both of our "other cheeks"?


Censured For The Truth

Colorado State Rep. Douglas Bruce, a Republican, was removed from the podium yesterday for referring to illegal immigrants as "illiterate peasants."

I would like to have the opportunity to state at the microphone why I don't think we need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in Colorado."

I'll keep this short but concise:

Definition of illiterate:
1: having little or no education; especially : unable to read or write 2 a: showing or marked by a lack of familiarity with language and literature b: violating approved patterns of speaking or writing3: showing or marked by a lack of acquaintance with the fundamentals of a particular field of knowledge

Definition of peasant:
1: a member of a European class of persons tilling the soil as small landowners or as laborers; also : a member of a similar class elsewhere2: a usually uneducated person of low social status

Which portion of what Representative Bruce said is inaccurate?


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Good Friends of Barack Hussein Obama

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye.”

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” (Sep 2001)

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” (2003)

“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.” (magazine article)

“Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!…We [in the U.S.] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.” (sermon)

“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary would never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger. Hillary has never had a people defined as a non-person.”

“Hillary is married to Bill, and Bill has been good to us. No he ain’t! Bill did us, just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty.” (sermon)

“The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now. Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism.”

A member of the Weather Underground in the 60's, Ayers per Hugh Hewitt:

In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

While Ayers and Dohrn may be thought of in Hyde Park as local activists, they’re better known nationally as two of the most notorious — and unrepentant — figures from the violent fringe of the 1960s anti-war movement.

Now, as Obama runs for president, what two guests recall as an unremarkable gathering on the road to a minor elected office stands as a symbol of how swiftly he has risen from a man in the Hyde Park left to one closing in fast on the Democratic nomination for president.

This William Ayers (and his now-wife, Bernardine Dohrn), just a misunderstood 60's lip flapper? Uh, no. Not hardly.

From the heinous Demorat debate last week, George Snuffleuffagus actually dared to ask:

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator, if you get the nomination, you'll have to --
(applause) -- (inaudible).

I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, the general theme of patriotism in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings. He's never apologized for that. And in fact, on 9/11 he was quoted in The New York Times saying, "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."

An early organizing meeting for your state senate campaign was held at his house, and your campaign has said you are friendly. Can you explain that relationship for the voters, and explain to Democrats why it won't be a problem?

Aah, the good, good mainstream friends of Barack Hussein Obama.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Will We Know?

Pennsylvania has its primary today. This is a proverbial "make or break" day for Clinton.

Will the recent information about Obama (in re Bill Ayers, Obama's church & pastor, etc.) or his condescending comments about Pennsylvania (guns and religion) do him in?

Will we know today what she plans to do? If she loses, will she concede?

I don't believe she will.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Freight Dogs

I see them every day. I work on airport property, doing my day job, and am surrounded by nothing but Freight Dogs and a bevy of much smaller commuter craft. But the Big Dogs, the 777s, 747s, MD-11s, 757s and a smattering of 737s and the rare 727 (the longest-gliding aircraft ever in the Boeing inventory), they rule the sky and the lanes that I view every single day. Carrying freight. From ballpeen hammers to flowers to little statuettes of Kermit The Frog.

What have I seen where I work? Some decidedly crazy shit, let me tell you. Three people have already been killed in the past 8 years in the leaden skies surrounding my little training world. And of what does my job consist you may ask? With 33 years in law enforcement I am now the supervisor for my department's Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), training new cops and old cops and fire personnel and motorcycle officers how to drive and ride. It's a great job that I love. Before that I was my department's Rangemaster and was responsible for everything that went bang or boom.

But here's the rub: my facility just happens to be on airport property, where once was located a part of this nation's nuclear fist. EVOC occupies the former Strategic Air Command (SAC) Alert Pad of the 320th Bomb Wing, where B-52Gs and KC-135 refuelers poured the coals to their engines, hauled ass down the Zulu Ramp and entered the firmament. Our driver training simulators and mechanical operations now sit in the building where once response vehicles rested with live .30-cal machine guns in two bays, and where our bathroom has a gunport.

Early in our EVOC lives at Mather Airport (1998), the abandoned and ransacked Air Force control tower was unmanned yet commercial freight traffic mixed with light private aircraft 24/7, right above our heads. Landing consisted of a verbal radio agreement between approaching aircraft of all stripes. If they were listening, that is.

Remember that four-word phrase early in this post that consisted of "some decidedly crazy shit"? Here was my first watertight exposure to uncontrolled airspace (begging that phrase):

On one clear morning of a May day in 1999, I was standing on the concrete alert pad which was a good 1/4-mile south of the main approach for 22L (11,300' long, 8' thick) teaching some troops about vehicle placement. I noticed a westbound 727, unknown livery, bank hard aport towards me and, clearly with throttles to the firewall, the pilot stood the craft on its left wingtip, damned near perfectly vertical, and pivoted directly over us not more than 500' above. I've not to this day seen the live rivets of a flying aircraft so closely or at a greater decibel level (with the exception of a hovering Harrier at 150 yards). If I shat my pants that morning I can well surmise the state of the pilot's lower clothing array; I can only guess he observed (at the veritable last second) an occluded runway.

Many years earlier, in 1982, Mather AFB was also the site of a B-52 crash from the 320th BW that many feared would release radioactive materials (the specific crash site was actually Mayhew Road and the Jackson Highway), wherein 9 crew members were killed outright -- and resulted in the calling of an actual Broken Arrow, wherein military security personnel sealed the scene then removed civilian authorities immediately from the site.

That being written, I have been witness to any number of aircraft at the Mather site.

I watched a Beale Habu shoot landings; numerous Beale AFB TR-1s have run by as well as the requisite weekly (still to this day) T-38 training runs (blackened aircraft from Beale piloted by TR-1 pilots keeping their skills and hours up).

Also consistently on board have been the C-5 people from Travis shooting landings, as well as some grayed-out ELINT Navy C-135 models festooned with short antennae, to include drop-nosed variants.

I also viewed the approach of an Antonov AN-124 one day some years ago -- an amazing sight.

But in the meantime: freight dogs. And the things they carry. From Flight Level 390:

Last night, I walked to my favorite freight dog hangout and saw some of those pilots I have not seen for months. These are the folks that fly old 747 freighters to the remote corners of the planet in all weather and political conditions. They do not make big salaries, as airline salaries go, but on the flip side, do not have to clash with political correctness and the New World Order of the airline pilot. Most of them are divorced three times, maybe four. One of those women was probably a Thai beauty, or a Germanic goddess. They are gone two to three weeks at a time, or longer, if crew scheduling can talk them into an extension.

These pilots are, for the most part, ignored by my fellow "major" airline types. Why? These are some of the most interesting pilots I have ever met.

One example: Several years ago, a pilot showed up in my flight deck asking for a ride to LAX. He appeared very familiar... I looked at his paperwork; Bill Lear's son. He looked just like his Dad, creator of many aviation advancements, including the Lear Jet. The son was a Diesel Eight Captain flying the Pacific routes out of LAX for a heavy lift freight operator. Holy Moly!

This morning, I decided to walk to the airport along the coastal trail and watch a few of my companeros take-off. After a 6 mile walk, I was at the end of runway 32 with camera in hand. The big Boeing turned onto the runway, shimmering in the sun warmed asphalt. Looking through my tele-photo lens, the acceleration is apparent, but still no sound. The wing tips begin to rise before the nose breaks ground. A few seconds later, the mains leave the runway and 750,000 pounds (or more) is airborne. Yikes! Still no sound, though. I can see the bottom of the fuselage start to disassemble as hydraulics force metal barn doors open in all directions. The huge landing gear assembly begins to rise into the belly of the beast.

The leading edge of the sound footprint washes over me when the aluminum overcast is three hundred feet above the asphalt. My finger pushes the shutter button and the camera starts a continous sequence of photos. I can feel the thrust in my body as they pass overhead. Go Baby, Go! The thrust feeling turns into thunder as they go feet wet over Cook Inlet heading for who knows where.

The last Bad Boys of Aviation? The last bastions of actual air freedom? Many seem to think so:

Freight dogs famously fly decrepit, "clapped-out," analog-only hand-me-downs from the passenger airlines, and brushes with the reaper, duly embellished, make for great table rants over pitchers of Watney's at dog hangouts like the Petroleum Club in Alamaty, Kazakhstan; the Cyclone in Dubai; Sticky Fingers in Hong Kong; and the legendary Four Floors of Whores in Singapore, which, according to the dogs who frequent it, is a model of truth in advertising.

It's an article of faith among freight dogs that George Lucas based Star Wars' famed cantina scene on the scuzzed-out cargo skippers at Bryson's Irish Pub, a flyboy Rick's Café adjacent to Miami International Airport through which generations of pilots have passed in a sort of demented finishing school. "We tend to be the rogues of the airline world," Tony Baca, a 747 cargo captain, told me recently. "The airline pilot is all prim and proper. We're not. It's a whole different culture."

And so it is. In the night, whilst I slept, Emery Airfreight Flight 17, a Douglas DC-8, crashed not more than 1 mile from my work site:

Despite the industry's competitive cutthroat culture, the FAA has repeatedly failed to stop unsafe cargo operations -- until tragedy strikes. Even then, it has yet to fully address long-term safety issues pushed by advocates.

A 2000 crash in California revealed shaky FAA oversight of a cargo operator blatantly skirting safety rules: Emery Worldwide Airlines.

In September 1998, Capt. Thomas G. Rachford, chairman of the Airline Pilots Association Council 110 and an Emery pilot, sent an FAA official in California a letter telling of "crews pushed to fly exhausted . . . cargo doors opening, engines flaming out, engines burning up."

"I can't say it any clearer: This airline is going to put a hole in the ground and kill someone. Please do not let this fall upon deaf ears."

In January 1999, the FAA detailed ''serious trends of noncompliance'' by Emery.

"Get the freight to its destination and quit griping or disciplinary action will ensue!'' the memo quoted an Emery director. The FAA vowed to crack down on Emery, saying it would require the company to fully comply with safety rules within 30 days.
Yet by September 1999, some pilots still were desperate. "Mechanics are forced to sign off items in the logbooks for fear of their jobs," Rachford wrote the FAA.

Emery crews, he wrote, ''are living on borrowed time."

In January 2000, the FAA placed Emery under heightened oversight. Inspectors would ultimately find more than 100 violations of aviation regulations -- a systemic breakdown including unairworthy planes, inadequate repairs and unapproved aircraft alterations.

The FAA has the power to ground a carrier, but the airline continued to fly. "Revoking a carrier's certificate is the most serious action we can take, and the agency has to have basically ironclad proof because we almost certainly will be forced to defend our action in court," the FAA said.

On Feb. 16, 2000, Emery Flight 17 crashed in an automobile salvage yard while returning to Sacramento's Mather Airport for an emergency landing, killing Captain Kevin Stables, 43; First Officer George Land, 35; and Second Officer (flight engineer) Russell Hicks, 38.

"Hey, you're hanging by that bolt, you know," the first officer said after takeoff that evening. The reply from the cockpit: "Yeah. Jesus nut."

Five minutes later the second officer said, "We're sinking. We're going down, guys," and in moments the giant DC-8 pummeled land filled with people hours earlier.

The NTSB said a loosened elevator bolt triggered a domino effect that forced the plane to fly in a severe nose-up position after takeoff: ''The disconnection was caused by the failure to properly secure and inspect the attachment bolt."

In December 2002, Emery returned its operating certificate to the FAA. Rachford is now lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges Emery breached its contract with flight crews when it shut down and "deliberately permitted its maintenance operations to deteriorate." The company disputes the suit.

Since Emery Flight 17, 66 cargo planes have fatally crashed in the U.S.

"Nobody cares," said Rachford, still a cargo pilot. "Until we wind up wiping out a schoolyard, then all of a sudden everyone will be on board. Then everyone will say, 'We told you so, we told you so.' I swear to God, until we kill 250 or 300 people because a plane crashes somewhere, people won't do anything."

What I heard? First, that the individual bulkhead containers were improperly secured and, second, from a CSI Lieutenant that was on the scene: the pilot's severed hand and arm was found clutched on the throttle pedestal to its maximal stop. A "visual" I carry to this day, amongst many, many others.

One of my favorite movies is 1999's Pushing Tin with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton -- and a scene in which BBT is seen to be kicked all over the approach to an airfield by a Heavy. I didn't think that happened -- until I had an experience of my own, 2006 in San Diego.

Whilst having a BBQ at a military base adjacent to SD's Lindbergh Field, a 757, for whatever reason, happened to fly very low overhead, westbound. Absolutely nothing happened for a good minute or two. Then every one of us were smacked with a windwash akin to a hurricane; every burger and dog was pushed off the grille, paper plates and smaller accessories went flying. I could feel the wind literally push me down.

Last week, at 0500 one morning, I watched and listened as an obvious Freight Dog -- likely a former Navy pilot -- taxied his UPS 757 east towards Mather's 22L and then, directly in the middle of the turn towards the west, shoved the throttles to what he formerly called Full Military. He didn't stop, he didn't even pause faintly; he burned JP4 right to their detents.

That's just a smattering of what I see every day.

You think real flying, real danger is gone?

You need to appreciate the Freight Dogs.


Saturday, April 19, 2008



Thursday, April 17, 2008

Carter: The New Chamberlain

Calling former President Jimmy Carter a Moonbat is a slap in the face to all Moonbats.

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Former President Jimmy Carter today warmly embraced a top Hamas terrorist and laid a wreath on the gravesite of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whom Carter called a "peace fighter" and a "dear friend," according to Palestinian officials speaking to WND.

Visiting the West Bank city of Ramallah, Carter attended a reception with Nasser Shaer, a senior Hamas leader. The reception was closed to the media, but according to participants and the Hamas leader, Carter hugged Shaer and kissed him on each cheek, the customary greeting for good friends. Many U.S. diplomats refrain from kissing Palestinian officials.

"He gave me a hug. We hugged each other, and it was a warm reception," Shaer told the Associated Press. "Carter asked what he can do to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel ... and I told him the possibility for peace is high."

The possibility for peace is high?

No. That is simply a LIE.

NO negotiations with Hamas or any terrorist organization should begin until these actions occur in this specific order:

  • The violence stops.
  • The violence stops for a minimum of one complete month.

Then and only then can the channels even be considered for the opening of any kind of talks.

Former presidents simply do NOT set policy for this nation. The current elected President of the United States is responsible for setting national policy. Not the State Department. Not former presidents.

That President Bush allows this to occur is another indicator that Bush has no current basis in reality. Allowing Carter to run unchecked is unhinged.

Former President James Carter is the modern day Arthur Neville Chamberlain -- and Carter should be squashed like the trembling toady, the sniveling jackanape that he is.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Never Speak The Truth

Brigitte Bardot spoke the truth in France, so now she's on trial. She said:

Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts".

The reason France is upset? Well, let's see -- nightly car burning, nightly car burning, strikes, nightly car burning -- all by Muslims. And oh yes: France is home to 5 million Muslims, Europe's largest Muslim community, making up 8 percent of France's population. Let's bottom line it: fear. France is afraid.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day

Today is April 15th; your taxes are due.

Two other incidents of notoriety occurred this date:

So what kind of a chance do you think you stand?


Give Us MORE of Sheriff Joe

Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again -- doing the right thing for the right reason and pissing off those who don't feel America needs to obey its own laws:

PHOENIX - The mayor wants the FBI to investigate whether the local county sheriff has violated any civil rights laws with his recent high-profile crackdowns on illegal immigrants.

The "saturation patrols" have drawn protests from civil rights and immigrant-rights advocates, but they have drawn support from backers of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and from people who believe the government hasn't done enough against illegal immigration.

Remember Sheriff Joe? Open tent cities for inmates in 110-degree heat? Pink underwear? No TV for inmates? That Sheriff Joe?

He's also a believer in enforcing immigration laws:

I think the mayor is disconnected from the people he represents and he doesn't get the point," Arpaio said Saturday. "Now he's going to Washington to confuse the issue and try to get the public against me."

The mayor "is degrading my office and my deputies by insinuating that they're violating all these civil laws. We don't profile," the sheriff said.

In the past month, sheriff's deputies and trained volunteers have gone into neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations, stopping people for routine traffic violations and asking some of them about their immigration status. Dozens of illegal immigrants have been detained.

ICE officials say Arpaio is not violating the formal agreement he has with their office that allows sheriff's deputies to enforce immigration laws.

Here comes the whining and bleeding:

Last week, the Arizona Ecumenical Council and American Jewish Committee issued a joint letter saying the patrols "evoked a 'police state' atmosphere" and led to "detainment on the basis of a racial profile and dehumanization of innocent people."

They were joined Friday by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, which echoed calls for a Justice Department investigation.

Hey AJC and others: so I suppose it's acceptable for various groups and entities to decide which bodies of American law shall and shall not be enforced?


Sunday, April 13, 2008

December 21st, 2012

The webbots (Web Bot Project) indicate there will be some kind of culminating massive temporal disturbance on this date.

The day of the winter solstice.

Many people and organizations believe that our planet and, perhaps, our universe is in for a massive change come that date.

Even the New York Times magazine asks questions about what some people believe may be "the end times."

Do I discount these theories out of hand?

I myself do not.



Friday, April 11, 2008

We Are The Wild Pigs

Forwarded from my brother, Jim:


There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.

One day while the class was in the lab, the prof noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.

You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America .

The government keeps pushing us toward Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

I would also add:

Why would you place the DMV, in essence, in charge of every aspect of your life?


Thursday, April 10, 2008


I am steadily moving into the "protectionist" side of the aisle with regard to the American economy. As the Richmans write in the book "Trading Away Our Future":

The financial flows that sustained these deficits did not go to expand the U.S. capital stock – they mostly financed consumption of foreign goods," they explain. "Japan and China and other Pacific Rim nations stole industry after industry from the United States. America's manufacturing investment declined so much that by 2004 and 2005, net investment in American manufacturing actually went into negative territory, meaning that U.S. manufacturers were not even investing enough to replace wearing out machinery and plants.

The U.S. manufacturing workforce declined steadily, so that by 2007 over a fifth of the U.S. manufacturing jobs that would have existed given balanced trade had been lost. Those losing their manufacturing jobs often took less skilled jobs in the service sector, causing media wages to stagnate. In 2007, the United States was in a much weaker position to compete in world markets and the dollar had nowhere to go but down."

Repeal NAFTA? CAFTA? I'm thinking this is a good idea. Moving towards protectionism? I'm starting to go there as well.

First, we go out of way in this country to punish success. And businesses, whose job it is not to be the government, still have to operate within budgets and cannot "print" money and simply stray into deficit territory for years on end.

On the other hand, how is it can American businesses and American industry can compete with what are, essentially, slave wages in other third, fourth and fifth world countries? How can America compete with its own school of sharks waiting, just waiting, to sue businesses large and small over the slightest grief or affront?

So what's the answer? How can we bring industry and business back to America? How can we become more commercially independent? How can we regain that industrial powerhouse that was once the United States of America?


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Note To Demorats:

Let's see:

  • The nation is in a depression (no matter what anyone says);
  • The housing market by itself tanked the entire economy;
  • This consisted of loans offered by greedy banks;
  • And loans signed off by stupid borrowers;
  • Gas is over $4 per gallon for diesel; soon to be $4 per gallon for gasoline;
  • Food prices are spiraling;

Wait! Perfect timing! If you're a Demorat you're thinking:

Sounds like an exquisite time to raise taxes on every level because, clearly, consumers and the American electorate aren't paying nearly enough money to government!"

To fight global warming, a bill in Sacramento would enable Los Angeles County transit officials to increase taxes on motorists. It's a bad idea that may foreshadow even worse to come.

Billed as a "climate change mitigation and adaptation fee," the measure would cost motorists either an additional 3 percent motor fuel tax, or up to a $90 annual flat fee, based on vehicle emissions. The new charges would be on top of taxes already paid at the pump. Either option requires a majority approval by a vote of the people.

My thought to politicians: let's strangle the American taxpayer even more, during the worst possible economical time.

My thought to Fornicalia denizens: if you support this or any other stupid fucking tax, you need to be shot. Right in your clearly under-utilized head.

Note to those who think you pay insufficient taxes (Warren Buffett included, you moron): nothing stops you from pulling out the ol' checkbook and cutting any number of rectangular pieces of paper to the US Government.

The Demorats will not be happy until they have completely tanked the economy and emptied every last coin from your wallet.

Every last damned one.

And when that Demorat wins this November? Prepare to get bent over and, no, they won't be using Vaseline.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Ultimate Outsource

All those Left wing and socialist assholes ensconced within the moribund newsrooms of various MSM outlets are suddenly finding themselves the subject of the ultimate outsourcing:

CBS Said to Consider Use of CNN in Reporting
CBS, the home of the most celebrated news division in broadcasting, has been in discussions with Time Warner about a deal to outsource some of its news-gathering operations to CNN, two executives briefed on the matter said Monday.

Over the last decade, CNN has held intermittent talks with both ABC News and CBS News about various joint ventures. But during the last several months, talks with CBS have been revived and lately intensified, according to the executives who were given anonymity because of the confidential nature of the negotiations.

Broadly speaking, the executives described conversations about reducing CBS’s news-gathering capacity while keeping its frontline personalities, like Katie Couric, the CBS Evening News anchor, and paying a fee to CNN to buy the cable network’s news feeds.

Darn. It couldn't happen to a nice bunch of elitists. And that Katie Couric? What a reporter!


Saturday, April 05, 2008

In Summary:

Is that all there is?"

-- Peggy Lee


Friday, April 04, 2008



From the BBC (the Brits being some of the most obnoxious proponents of chunks of ozone falling from the sky):

This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory.

Amazing. Once again, the reason why The Left are religious. Global Warming isn't science; it's a belief system.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

Clinton Says:

Obama is a lost cause.

Quote from the New York Post, uttered by Sen. Clinton (to Bill Richardson):

He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win," she said, according to a report by ABC News.


What do you think?


Wednesday, April 02, 2008


It would appear our national news rooms are filled with tears and snot.

"Journalists" (and I use that term loosely -- I am every bit as much a "journalist" as 95% of the writers in today's newspapers) are upset that they are actually being asked to work. They are angry because there is competition. They are angry because they're having to do more with less (welcome to the real world, pal). They are angry because they are being fired. And, of course, they are angry with me -- because I hold little value to their Left Wing, Socialist "Mainstream Media" views, I don't read them, I don't subscribe, I don't trust them. Newspapers are bleeding readers and ad revenue.


And they have a site where they may all cry together, at

Newspapers say: this is nothing more than a profession in transition.

I say: you are finally beginning to reap what you have cast about and sewn for so many years.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Your Porn Name

Perhaps you've heard of this before --how to determine your Porn Name:
  • What was the name of the street where you remember you first lived?
  • What was the name of your first pet?
My Porn Name, for example, would be:

Rainbow Squeeky.

What is your Porn Name?


Can you tell I'm tired of politics today?