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Bloviating Zeppelin: May 2010

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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

































God bless all our warriors, past and present, who preserved our freedom, liberated countries and kept the world from being subsumed by evil.

God bless America; the last, best hope of the entire planet.

BZ

P.S.
Click on each photo to enlarge.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New York Assembly Bill To Cops: "Wing 'Em, Just Like In The Westerns"


You've seen it all on the silver screen before.

The cops who just "wing 'em" when shooting bad guys.

Western "good guys" who somehow manage to shoot the guns right out of "bad guys' " hands.

The New York State Legislature will expect its cops to do precisely that, shortly.

From the New York Post:

City cops are livid over a legislative proposal that could handcuff the brave officers involved in life-and-death confrontations every day -- requiring them to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arm or leg rather than shoot to kill, The Post has learned.

The "minimum force" bill, which surfaced in the Assembly last week, seeks to amend the state penal codes' "justification" clause that allows an officer the right to kill a thug if he feels his life or someone else's is in imminent danger.

The bill -- drafted in the wake of Sean Bell's controversial police shooting death -- would force officers to use their weapons "with the intent to stop, rather than kill" a suspect. They would be mandated to "shoot a suspect in the arm or the leg."

In the category of "stating the obvious":

Michael Paladino, president of the NYPD Detectives Endowment Association, said: "It is not realistic, and it exists only in cartoons.

"It's moronic and would create two sets of rules in the streets if there is a gunfight. This legislation would require officers to literally shoot the gun out of someone's hand or shoot to wound them in the leg or arm. I don't know of any criminal who doesn't shoot to kill. They are not bound by any restrictions."

THE PROPOSAL:

Section of Assembly Bill A02952

“A police officer or peace officer . . . uses such force with the intent to stop, rather than kill . . . and uses only the minimal amount of force necessary to effect such stop.”

THE CURRENT LAW:

Section of state Penal Law S 35.15(2)(a)(ii)

“A person may not use deadly physical force upon another person . . . unless: he or she is . . . a police officer or peace officer or a person assisting a police officer or a peace officer at the latter’s direction.”

Here is the New York bill in its totality.

Verbiage directly from the AO2952 Memo:

This bill would modify how a police officer responds when he believes he must use his gun to defend himself or another, or to apprehend a suspect who is resisting arrest. It requires the officer to use his weapon with the intent to stop, rather than to kill such a person. There is no justification for terminating another’s life when a less extreme measure may accomplish the same objective.

For example, an officer would have to try to shoot a suspect in the arm or the leg. The bill will not penalize a good faith effort to shoot with this intent, even though the shot may prove fatal. Further, the number of times an officer shoots a person should not exceed the minimal number necessary to stop the person. If one shot accomplishes the purpose, it is neither necessary or appropriate for an officer to empty his barrel. The bill is intended to limit the use of force to the minimal amount needed.

"Empty his barrel"?

I'll not go into a detailed explanation of why this is good or bad. I'll simply leave it up to my learned and common-sense readers to draw their own conclusions. Check here for commentary from the Jim Vicevich Show.

And, oh yes, this bill was -- of course -- drawn up by two Demorats.

I would ask that you very much weigh in on this one.
BZ

Friday, May 28, 2010

The US Constitution: Manipulated By Leftists


It's time to make good on my promise in the comments section a few posts ago. It's taken me over two weeks to craft this newest post. Because, following Kagan, the clouds started to part and I saw a method and a plan being created.

Now is the time to do what I term the "logical extension."

Now is the time to make plain what I believe to be the goal of the current Obama Administration as well as the goal of Leftist (so-called) "Progressives."

I have been considering and researching this for months. Some of my most basic sources were, of course, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights themselves, as well as historical references and, oddly, a speech I found from Stephen J Markman (Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court) at Hillsdale College. This tended to solidify and confirm my thoughts and musings.

I believe the ultimate Leftist goal is to make federal judges the final arbiter on all issues great and small. The goal is to give federal judges and SCOTUS the ability to impose broader and more limiting cuffs upon the United States and, more pointedly, upon the states. You have no doubt heard the phrases "Living Constitution" and "21st Century Constitution." These are buzz phrases the likes of which should active every bell, whistle and klaxon you possess.

The goal is to transform the Constitution completely "under the radar" whilst America deals with day-to-day problems. The goal is to move the individual American away from input and to make him or her more dependent upon the decisions proffered by "superior" intellects whose minds are more enlarged, envigorated, tolerant, acquiescent, forward-thinking and global.

The goal is to transfer UP local and state and national issues into, literally, a planetary vein.

The goal is to diminish America, per se -- to diminish the democratic and representative processes of our government. The goal is to -- in this country -- move from broad to specific.

The biggest determinant?

POSITIVE vs NEGATIVE RIGHTS:

Our current Constitution frames much of what we value in terms of what we cannot do.
- The government cannot engage in unreasonable searches and seizures
- It cannot inflict cruel and unusual punishment

And therefore, the individual has a right to NOT be subject to various items, and so forth.

By our current Constitution, it does NOT "guarantee" so-called "rights" to such things as housing, clothing, food, jobs -- rights that place upon the state to obtain the resources from other citizens to pay for them.

Let me make this abundantly clear: "RIGHTS THAT PLACE UPON THE STATE TO OBTAIN THE RESOURCES FROM OTHER CITIZENS TO PAY FOR THEM."

Leftists wish to enable a solid "privileges or immunities clause" which becomes open-ended and -- therefore -- susceptible to specific 'interpretation" by such pre-chosen federal judges!

A "logical extension" might be to allow "privileges or immunities" to create new "rights" which could "guarantee" social or economic "equality."

If the law moves this way, then your possessions, my possessions, could and would be "redistributed" as seen fit by your government.

Your "rights" will be parsed out, in dribs and drabs, by appointed berobed iconoclasts and Leftists.

This will supplant "representative" decision-making and throw decisions onto those who are appointed and -- therefore -- completely immune from accountability or responsibility.

Make no mistake: the purpose of Mr Obama's will is to impose federal overarching positives upon each and every one of us; it isn't about what may be limited; it is ALL about what might be expanded for us. Because we exist in one class: as voters who can be guilted and manipulated.

We exist as a class to be subsumed and guilted and lied to and turned upside-down to shake out each and every penny we possess.

My apologies for making this post so long. Please bear with me.

It is time to reference Boumediene v. Bush (2008) in which foreign nationals captured in combat and held outside the United States by the military as prisoners of war -- a war in fact authorized by the Congress under Article I, Section 8, and waged by the President as Commander-In-Chief under Article II, Section 2 -- possess the constitutional right to challenge their detentions in federal court.

Judges have now began to sharply expand upon this role. As a result, every policy debate taking place within government, at every level, will become little more than a prelude for judicial resolution.

Then there is the Ninth Amendment. Justice Markman writes:


Another looming constitutional battleground concerns the meaning of the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Many 21st century constitutionalists understand this amendment to say that there is some unknown array of unenumerated rights that lie fallow in the Constitution, waiting only to be unearthed by far-sighted judges.

Professor Thomas Grey of the Stanford Law School has suggested, for example, that the Ninth Amendment constitutes a “license to constitutional decisionmakers to look beyond the substantive commands of the constitutional text to protect fundamental rights not expressed therein.” Rights to abortion, contraception, homosexual behavior, and similar sexual privacy rights have already been imposed by judges detecting such rights in the Ninth Amendment. The problem is that, in the words of Justices Stewart and Black, this understanding of the amendment “turns somersaults with history” and renders the courts a “day-to-day constitutional convention.”

The more conventional understanding of the Ninth Amendment has viewed it in the historical context of the Bill of Rights, of which it is a part. By this understanding, it was written to dispel any implication that by the specification of particular rights in the Bill of Rights, the people had implicitly relinquished to the new federal government rights not specified. Like the Tenth Amendment—which serves as a reminder that powers neither given to thefederal government nor prohibited to the states in the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people—the Ninth Amendment was adopted to emphasize that our national government is one of limited powers. Its principal purpose was to prevent an extension of federal power, not to provide an open-ended grant of judicial authority that would have the opposite effect.


Transnationalists:

It is their belief that international and domestic laws are merging into global laws. Nationalists claim that local national law applies. Future SCOTUS appointments will determine just how much sovereign law is displaced by overarching interests.

Transnationalism is a word that should alert all possible bells and klaxons and tones. If accepted and enacted, transnationalism would legitimize reliance by American judges upon foreign law in giving meaning to the binding of federal and state governments to international treaties and agreements never formally ratified by the United States Senate -- much less enacted into law by our Congress.

Each and every incident of "war crimes" and "violations of the earth" would be prosecutable, as complicit by the US.

This is and would be, the ruination of our entire nation.

We HOLD power.

Whatever we GIVE AWAY, that is our determination.

President Lincoln said "Would we be far wrong, if we defined [sovereignty] as a political community without a political superior?"

A LOSS OF SOVEREIGNTY:

Consider the European Union. Whatever treaties existed extant would be subsumed into EU precedence. The EU -- as it stands today, as wavering as it exists -- is not backed by as immutable a document as the US Constitution.

Alexander Hamilton wrote:

"A nation, without a national government, is, in my view, an awful spectacle."

His point was that if you do not have a national government you can't expect to remain a nation.

Further, there are Spanish judges who want to arrest American politicians if they venture into Europe, in order to try them for war crimes. This is insanity.

It is not impossible for the United States to lose its sovereignty, if it purposely chooses not to protest or make a public refusal to various international demands.

To wit: EU administrators have already accepted that any kind of "treaty" is somehow superior to their own national constitutions. To the point where, when regulations are spit forth from the European Commission, they supercede statutes and constitutions.

But here's the amazing point to note: the European Union does NOT have a "constitution" itself!

The EU claims political superiority over member states but declines to be responsible for their defense. As if "defense" is an issue that simply does not "factor."

The "Kyoto Protocol" is another example. Had we signed on, it would have turned over massive amounts of decision-making from our country UP to "international authorities." Authorities who couldn't care less about our position, our history, our future. Mr Obama would love to re-negotiate another treaty along these lines.

As I wrote previously, the International Red Cross draws no lines. The US is on par with Yemen or Syria. The IRC already works against US soldiers.

In Europe, it doesn't mean much to be French or British or Italian any more.

The Progressives and Leftists of this country would quite enjoy removing US sovereignty and upfitting, to a global authority, your individual rights to life, liberty, private property, speech, writing, responsibility.

If we willingly allow more of our national policy to be made at an international level, our government has not only less determination but less moral authority to determine what it is to be an American.

When everyone is "equal" and everything is "the same" then no one has freedom and everyone is subjugated.

BZ

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mr Obaka: Fundraising & Relaxation

As his nation and the world continues to fall around his ears, Mr Obaka is all about fundraising and relaxation.

He went to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on Tuesday night, May 25th, in order to help raise money for the sterling and highly-intelligent Barbara Boxer. Can you say $1.7 million dollars, anyone? I knew you could. Mr Obaka didn't miss the Gettys either.





Next Monday the 31st, Memorial Day, Mr Obaka will forego the customary Arlington National Cemetary services in lieu of taking a much-needed vacation back to Chicago.

In the meantime, it is Day 38 on the BP oil spill, in which the Obaka Administration has done essentially nothing save that of buck-passing, finger-pointing, talking about "boots on necks" and advocating various suits.

However, when James Carville -- a massive Leftist Sycophant -- complains about the lack of action by The One, there may be some, ahem, "discontent" on the Left.




Gosh, might things actually be "getting personal" now?

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has asked, time and again, the federal government for permission to grant a dredging permit to construct barrier islands to keep the oil from its beaches and wetlands. Louisiana filed for this permit on May 11th. The Obaka Administration's response can be quantified by a deafening silence. And how do things look now?

Further, Obaka doesn't have one damned clue regarding the US budget.

Finally, regarding Memorial Day: who the hell cares anyway?

So what’s the big deal? As leftist columnist David Corn writes:

[D]oes it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?” Well, apparently to liberals, it does not matter and to Corn, even wondering why the president would miss the occasion in itself dishonors lost soldiers. Seriously. Somehow, wanting the president to appropriately honor the troops who paid the ultimate price is chalked up as “political ammo.”

For Mr Obaka it is time to pass the buck from everyone and everything. Not even ONE proverbial "buck" comes CLOSE to the Oval Office. Harry Truman was clearly a political mental Demorat retard because he chose to embrace the buck stoppage. So sad for him.

Not for Mr Obaka. If you thought Clinton was smoothe and slick: Teflon has nothing on Mr Obaka.

BZ

P.S.

I am still working on the post regarding our Constitution. It's likely the most imporant post I'll yet make.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Red Cross Gives First Aid Training to Afghanistan's Taliban, Report Says

From FoxNews:

The Red Cross in Afghanistan has been teaching the Taliban basic first aid and giving them medical equipment to help fighters wounded in battles with NATO and Afghani forces, The Guardian claimed Tuesday.

More than 70 members of the "armed opposition" received training in April, the Red Cross has said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had offered its medical expertise because it was difficult for the wounded to get to hospitals because of battles, land mines and roadblocks.


From the original UK Guardian article:

Exclusive: Insurgents given training and equipment to help battlefield casualties

Today, a leading figure in Kandahar's local government, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the Taliban did "not deserve to be treated like humans."

He said: "They are like animals, and they treat the people they capture worse than animals. They kidnapped and killed an American lady and then wouldn't even return her body. These people don't deserve this help."


People, I don't make this recommendation lightly. But -- you and I -- we both realize we have to place our cash or our dearth of cash quite specifically in order to support -- or not support -- those agencies and philosophies we either embrace or disdain.

In the patois of a Mafia Don: the Red Cross is now "dead to me."

I recommend you likewise stop whatever contributions you might have been making to the Red Cross. They don't deserve it. The Red Cross is giving aid and comfort to those people whose goal is to disable, maim and kill our own American troops.

Lines have to be drawn. I am drawing one now.

The Red Cross can go straight to hell.

BZ

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NoKo and SoKo: On The Brink?


The information is out: North Korea sank the South Korean warship on March 26th, which resulted in the deaths of 46 South Korean sailors. North Korea immediately disavowed responsibility. Facts in evidence proved otherwise. Investigations now indicates Kim Jong Il authorized the attack.

Now, Mr Obaka has ordered US commanders to prepare to "deter future aggression" from North Korea.

You may not be aware, but there are still 28,000 US troops stationed in South Korea near the SoKo/NoKo border, as a holdover from the 1950 to 1953 Korean War.

The divided Koreas are not just at stake. The Two Largest Global Dogs are in the hunt: China and the United States. If military action is taken against North Korea, money can be wagered that China will step in on the side of North Korea. The US will be support South Korea.

The up-ramping from words to actions to "throw weight" could be geometric.

Sanctions are already forthcoming.

In the meantime, Mr Obaka's approval ratings are down to 44%.

A full 63% of Americans want ObakaKare repealed.

BZ

My Karma Crashed With My Dogma



An idiot politician who voted for drivers licenses for illegal immigrants was involved in a serious car crash with a drunk illegal invader in Boston this past Friday, May 21st.

From MyFoxBoston:

State Rep. Mike Moran of Brighton was rear-ended by a suspected illegal immigrant this week. The suspect was wearing a Mexican costume at the time of the crash where he slammed into Moran at 60 mph.

The suspect, 27-year-old Isaias Naranjo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid license. According to the report, when told of the serious charges he would be facing, he just laughed.

Further, another glorious part:

Moran also concurred, three years ago, when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick revoked an order by former governor Mitt Romney which gave state police power to investigate immigration violations.

Hello? Irony? Table for one, please?

BZ

Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Federal Government: Abject Breakers Of Their Own Laws!

The federal government has decided that it can break its own laws at will. Also, it has decided that it will not simply break its own laws "behind the scenes" and at least attempt to cloak its moves. Oh no. Its total arrogance is such that it deigns to do so in the brightest light of day:



The assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, has said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities. Mr Morton, his Eminence, has regally declared that Arizona's law is "not good government."

Then, by extension sir, the federal law itself is "not good government"? Because that, sir, is precisely upon which the Arizona law is predicated -- mandated, for its own survival, because the federal government is affording Arizona little in terms of protection guaranteed by the US Constitution. And, unlike AG Holder and DHS Secretary Napolitano, you may actually read Arizona's bill here.



These people in your federal government are, you must clearly conclude, willing to place pedantic personal philosophy far above the security of the nation in which you live.

Their incredible -- and dangerous -- ignorance doesn't stop there.

WSB TV in Atlanta conducted investigations into those crossing the Mexican/US border illegally and pulled the curtains aside: it's not just Mexicans entering illegally, its those from terrorist nations who wish to kill us. Muslim prayer rugs are found on American ranches bordering Mexico. Members of Hezbollah have crossed our southwest borders.

A publication from the US government itself, entitled "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" confirms that military jackets have been found on the border with patches that read: "Martyr, way to eternal life" and airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers.

The report also indicates that Middle Eastern terrorists travel to South America, to the tri-border region, learn to speak Spanish, cross into Mexico and blend into other illegals heading north to the United States.

Are you so adept, Mr Holder, Mr Morton, Mr Obaka, that you can clearly and readily discern swarthy Middle Eastern individuals speaking Spanish from Mexican nationals?

The report indicates that a major concern is with Mexican drug cartels assisting ME terror subjects to smuggle weapons and equipment north into the United States.

Part II of the WSB-Atlanta TV investigation reveals that people from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, they've all been caught trying to sneak across the border -- all 2,000 miles of it. In some places there are only thick metal posts and cross beams -- only enough to stop some vehicles. In other places the fence consists of wooden stakes and horizontal wire fencing -- and that's been entirely trampled. A four-year-old could walk across the border unimpeded.

Twenty per-cent of those caught crossing the border have criminal backgrounds. Every year to date, hundreds caught crossing are from terrorist nations. 23 Somalis -- with ties to al Qaeda -- were recently released from a Mexican prison, their goal being to cross the border into the US.

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen -- people from all these terrorist sponsoring/hiding/enabling countries have been caught.

The US government no longer releases the "Captured OTM (Other Than Mexican)" list. The list reveals that, nine full years after 9/11, our borders remain open and are a major threat to Americans and our national security. Your government wants that list to remain a secret. Your government wants you to remain ignorant of the threat -- all for philosophic and not realistic reasons.

What's happening at the US/Mexican border -- or more factually, what isn't happening -- doesn't just affect Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Fornicalia. It affects the entire nation.

List: people detained, OTMs, in ICE custody, 4-15-10.

List 2, same.

List 3, same.

List 4, same.

OTMs by citizenship, FY 2007 to 2009.

List 2, same, continued.

List 3, same, final.

So you see, ladies and gentlemen, this isn't just about Free Mexican Cheese or racism towards little brown people. It's about securing our borders, about our nation determining who enters and who doesn't and, moreover, knowing the nature and mindset of those who enter -- knowing where they are, what they do, and if they simply want to eat our cheese for free or kill us.

This, my dearest readers, is why we must control our borders. Not just for our economy, not just for our sovereignty, but for our very survival.

Which is why, I submit, the current federal administration is not simply ignorant, arrogant, divisive, divorced from reality, defeatist and elitist -- but they are damned dangerous as well.

BZ

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New iPhone


I suppose it had to occur sometime; my LG Vu phone tanked. We discussed the situation for a while, then my wife and I decided to give Apple's iPhone a try.

We were able to keep our current plan (which AT&T no longer offers), keep our 5,000 rollover minutes, and our monthly bill decreased by $5 a month. Instead of phones that had, essentially, nothing more than calling and texting capabilities, we have two 3GS iPhones connected to just about everything. It appears that this is a small computer having the adjunct ability to make phone calls.

Again, like most of Apple's products, you're not just buying a device, you're buying a design concept. The box in which it rested was a gorgeous display of simplicity and creative thought. It came with a charger and iPod-type earphone set. The charging cable does double-duty, insofar as the phone can be charged via USB, as well as a wall plug. What simplicity. What a thing of beauty.

I acquired the 32-gig 3GS because I plan to stack the iPhone with tons of music albums to use whilst I walk or hike, at work and at home. My wife only wanted the 16-gig.

I have much to learn about the iPhone. I can make a phone call. That's about it at this point.

So, for all of you who may already possess iPhones, do you have any words of wisdom, suggestions, comments, warnings or recommendations?

Please weigh in.

BZ

Saturday, May 22, 2010

WWII Flying Ace Passes


Soon, there will be no WWII veterans left. God bless them. God bless their sacrifices.

Walter "Bud" Mahurin passed away on Sunday, May 16th, at the age of 91. Please note this:

Doug Lantry, a historian at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio, said Mahurin's name is familiar to all in the Air Force.

"Bud Mahurin was the only Air Force pilot to shoot down enemy aircraft in the European theater of operations and the Pacific and in Korea," Lantry told the Los Angeles Times. "He was known as a very courageous, skilled and tenacious fighter pilot."

Mahurin was shot down himself, twice during World War II and once in the Korean War, which led to his capture and 16 traumatic months in a prison camp.

"I was brought up in an age when flying was the only thing," Mahurin told the Air Force magazine Airman in 2003, when he was a retired colonel. "We knew the value of being an ace, but you just didn't try to go out and become an ace. Mostly because, in my case, I was scared to death to begin with. I thought if I just get to meet an ace while on active duty, I'd be happy."

Mahurin shot down 24 planes in two wars.

God bless this warrior. You've more than earned your rest now, sir. Every person in this nation owes you.

BZ

P.S.

More information here on "Bud" Mahurin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

And On The International Front, For Mr Obaka To Consider:


Two nations, North Korea and Iran, did much sabre-rattling at the end of this week.

My guess would be that, in response, Mr Obaka will publicly opine that he is both "concerned" and "monitoring the situation." When Mr Obaka knows no response, he "monitors" and expresses "concern."

First, NoKo:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Tensions deepened Thursday on the Korean peninsula as South Korea accused North Korea of firing a torpedo that sank a naval warship, killing 46 sailors in the country's worst military disaster since the Korean War.

President Lee Myung-bak vowed "stern action" for the provocation following the release of long-awaited results from a multinational investigation into the March 26 sinking near the Koreas' tense maritime border. North Korea, reacting swiftly, called the results a fabrication, and warned that any retaliation would trigger war. It continued to deny involvement in the sinking of the warship Cheonan.

"If the (South Korean) enemies try to deal any retaliation or punishment, or if they try sanctions or a strike on us .... we will answer to this with all-out war," Col. Pak In Ho of North Korea's navy told broadcaster APTN in an exclusive interview in Pyongyang.

An international civilian-military investigation team said evidence overwhelmingly proves a North Korean submarine fired a homing torpedo that caused a massive underwater blast that tore the Cheonan apart. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued from the frigid Yellow Sea waters, but 46 perished.

Since the 1950-53 war on the Korean peninsula ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty, the two Koreas remain locked in a state of war and divided by the world's most heavily armed border.

The truce prevents Seoul from waging a unilateral military attack.

However, South Korea and the U.S., which has 28,500 troops on the peninsula, could hold joint military exercises in a show of force, said Daniel Pinkston, a Seoul-based analyst for the International Crisis Group think tank.

South Korean and U.S. officials also said they are considering a variety of options in response to the warship's sinking, ranging from U.N. Security Council action to additional U.S. penalty.


Then, from Iran:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, said Wednesday that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week.

Speaking at a political conference of ultra-conservatives in Iran's north, Mashaei said, "If the Zionist regime attacks Iran, the Zionists will have no longer than a week to live."

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying that the Islamic Republic would destroy Israel "in less than 10 days".

Mashaei, who was also formerly a vice president, added that new sanctions to be imposed on Iran for its nuclear program would only harm Western countries.


Best course? Do nothing. Say nothing -- except "monitoring" with "concern."

BZ

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Worm Turns?

The past few days have been a remarkable "target-rich environment" for news.

I almost don't know where to start.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL:

I suppose the first place to start would be the recent primaries in which incumbents were mostly voted out. Arlen Specter, a man whom I quite frankly despised, is no longer a politician. His quivering, equivocating ass was voted out. There couldn't be a better outcome. Specter was an "empty suited" political hack.

Blanche Lincoln, even if she wins, is in for a major fight.

Rand Paul, won.

The American People are tired of -- even after only one year -- whatever Mr Obaka seems to peddling.

Even where Demorats won, they won on the backs of their individual trends and beliefs, and NOT because they endorsed Mr Obaka. The farther from Mr Obaka they trended, the better their results.

FORNICALIA vs ARIZONA:

Many jurisdictions, in Fornicalia, have accused Arizona of racism in re its most recent law regarding illegal invaders.

Here is the actual 17-page bill in a PDF file. Please read it for yourself. Then draw your own conclusions.

AG Holder hasn't read the law; Napolitano hasn't read the law.

They are simply trotting out the Political Pablum demanded by Mr Obaka.

This is simply just beyond vacuous. I call it: Remarkable Ignorance transitioning into Willful Blindness.

CONSEQUENCES:

Arizona is finally reacting to the threats promised by any number of Fornicalia jurisdictions, agencies and governmental entities.

Los Angeles, for example, at the behest of Mexican Mayor Antonio Villaraigoso, determined to cut anything or anyone from Arizona off at the knees.

In between, AriZona Tea -- manufactured in New York -- suffered. Persons who wished to "boycott" items from Arizona were, in fact, that incredibly stupid.

In response to the Los Angeles and Fornicalia boycott, Arizona Commission Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce sent this letter on May 18th:

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).

You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)

I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands.

If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.

People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.

Sincerely,

Commissioner Gary Pierce

Again, I submit there are consequences to ones words and ones actions.

Arizona provides 25% of LA's electricity.

Arizona also provides a major percentage of LA's water via the Colorado River. That is why, for anyone who has taken a Hoover Dam tour, there is a constant presence of an LAWP truck or such at the site.

You want to actually go there, Los Angeles?

You'd best be prepared to rely upon -- imagine that! -- the federal government for help.

Arizona is about to cut your ass right off with a chainsaw.

As well it SHOULD.

BZ

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Polls: A Hint Towards the Future?

Arlen Spector left the Republican Party because he perceived a challenge.

He lost against Joe Sestak.

This is called a clue.

BZ

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lt. Col Allen B. West NAILS Islam



Here is a military officer who displays, in two minutes, knowledge and wisdom the media and the current US government cannot remotely hope to acquire.

Listen to every word he says.

BZ

P.S.
Thanks to Nickie Goomba. Also, Allen West is running for Congress in Florida. Donate here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

This Is The Kind Of Ad The GOP Needs To Make



The GOP is comprised predominantly of wimps and quivering toadies beholden to cash and more cash. Which is why I no longer send money to the RNC though they call me all the time. Note to those in Fornicalia: if you receive a call from (213) 232-2360, it's the RNC soliciting cash. Refuse the call. Don't pick up. Send your checks or cash only to those candidates at your local level. Send your donations directly -- eliminate the GOP middle-man.

Dale Peterson speaks directly and bluntly. Why can't the GOP?

I am going to send this man money, though I live completely across the nation from him. If we don't start supporting people like him, then Conservatism is doomed.

This man needs to aspire to greater office.

BZ

10 Most Likely To Default Governments:

O joyous day; Fornicalia is right up there at number eight (thanks Greybeard -- I think):



Fornicalia itself crows about being the eighth largest economy in the world; now it can take solace in the fact that it's the eighth most likely to tank, along with other Communist, Fascist and Dictatorist regimes. Its GDP is still twice that of the next-ranked state, Texas, and it produces 13% of the GDP of the entire United States -- so take solace, those who wish Fornicalia to completely fail. We'll help to bring down your state as well, when we fall.

My brother's wife told me once how she, as a social services monitor, would tell Nevadans on welfare that, if they didn't care for their "low" checks, they should go to Fornicalia. Some in the Nevada government even bought bus tickets for these people in order to clear their welfare rolls. Guess what's comin' back at'cha, Nevada?

Thanks so much for this, Demorats. You assholes.

The Free Cheese Paradigm is not working; never has and never will.

Alexander Fraser Tyler - Cycle of Democracy (1770) - A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over poor fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:

- From bondage to spiritual faith;
- from faith to great courage;
- from courage to liberty;
- from liberty to abundance;
- from abundance to selfishness;
- from selfishness to Complacency;
- from complacency to apathy;
- from apathy to dependency;
- from dependency back again to bondage.


So where, this this cycle, do you think we are now as a nation?

We not only fail to learn anything from history, we fail to recognize what is happening, in other countries, under our very nose, in front of our very eyes.

BZ


P.S.
And certainly no props to you, Republicans, who failed to stand your ground firmly and acquiesced on an endless conga line of Free Cheese bills.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ancient White Dude vs Young Black Guy



Occasionally, on Sunday, it's time for introspection.

Not this week.

It's time to laugh your ass off and pass a Monster through your nose, like I did (man, that carbonation stings), whilst watching this.

BZ

P.S.
Thanks, Jim!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gov Schwarzenegger's Fornicalia Budget Proposal: Eliminate ALL Welfare


Gov Schwarzenegger just got medieval on Fornicalia. Part of his budget solution is to eliminate all of Fornicalia's welfare -- not just part of it. All of it.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked lawmakers Friday to eliminate the state's welfare program starting in October and dramatically scale back in-home care for elderly and disabled as part of his May budget revision to close a $19.1 billion deficit.

Gov Schwarzenegger also promised to not raise taxes. The protests started immediately.

Torches and pitchforks are next.

How far will the Entitlement Crowd go for its Free Cheese?

BZ

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eric Holder: THIS Is The Defeatist Installed By Obaka

Eric Holder cannot even say the phrase "radical Islam."



Yes, this man is apparently that incredibly ignorant.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you cannot even quantify your enemy, you have already lost the war of words, hearts, minds and force.

In the meantime, these are the people in the midst of us in the United States:



Your thoughts?

BZ

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ZepCon 2010


Just as there was a recent WyattPalooza (as wonderfully documented by NFO!), I'm wondering if perhaps it isn't time for a NorCal gathering of like-minded bloggers?

For those of you within the sound of my voice and URL -- is there anyone or a series of anyones interested in getting together for a one day/night combo for the potential first commemorative ZepCon 2010?

I submit ZepCon 2010 could be a conglomeration of Conservative Bloggers getting together in, say, Reno, Nevada, in order to confirm our unity, personally meet each other, perhaps hoist a few adult beverages, solidify our goals, make some plans for our future?

Everyone knows there are damned few Conservative bloggers in Fornicalia, much less Northern Fornicalia where I live and work.

I'd like to meet as many of my like-minded bloggers as possible, to put a face and a philosophy to a URL. I think this may not be an impossible task. Perhaps this could even be a yearly event?

So I throw this out to you, my Dearest Readers:

Anyone possibly interested in a ZepCon meet-and-commiserate in 2010?

If so -- please weigh in now with your applicable and salient comments.

BZ

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 11th: Snow


I'm in the midst of attempting to write some posts ahead and, at the same time, to examine where we are now as a nation -- and as a planet -- and where it appears we're rapidly moving, in terms of the future.

The nomination of Elena Kagan to SCOTUS by Mr Obaka also has me writing a post with regard to the overall strategy and tactics utilized by Leftists to overturn the historically-immutable nature of the US Constitution and the push to transform it into a "living document," changeable at a whim.

At this point I am starting to be of the opinion that we are about to relive the 1930s all over again.

Recall your history, ladies and gentlemen; what occurred in the 1930s?

BZ

P.S.
In the meantime, as I write behind the scenes, I received a blanket of snow just yesterday. On May 11th.

P.P.S.
As the City of Los Angeles is about to go completely bankrupt, its City Council is spending time and effort to publicly boycott the entire state of Arizona. Yes, that is how insane and unhinged Leftists and Demorats are truly.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Can You Spot The Imposter?




Co-inky dink?

BZ

Monday, May 10, 2010

Obaka Nominates Elena Kagan, SCOTUS


Here is what I can find on her so far, at this very early point:

- Solicitor General, Department of Justice, 2009-present

- Member, Research Advisory Council at the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, 2005-2008

- Dean, Harvard Law School, 2003-2009

- Deputy assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy, 1997-1999

- Associate counsel to President Clinton, 1995-1996

- Special counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Joe Biden, 1993

- Law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court, 1987-1988

- Staff member, Dukakis for President Campaign, 1988.


Leftist, clearly, but how much? First lesbian on SCOTUS?

A very interesting point from Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion:

The meme has taken hold that Kagan is a stealth candidate who has avoided taking positions on important constitutional or other issues throughout her career.

But on one issue of critical importance to the left -- the constitutional right to same-sex marriage, Kagan has staked out a very clear and unequivocal position: There is no constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

In the course of her nomination for Solicitor General, Kagan filled out questionnaires on a variety of issues. While she bobbed and weaved on many issues, with standard invocations of the need to follow precedent and enforce presumptively valid statutes, on the issue of same-sex marriage Kagan was unequivocal.


One thing is obvious to me: she, like Mr Obaka, appears to be well educated but lacking in practical experience. As my civics teacher used to say: "You may have been taught, but what have you learned?"

BZ

Sunday, May 09, 2010

TEA Party to Utah's Bob Bennett: RINOs OUT


The message is being emphasized early:

Senator Robert (Bob) Bennett, Utah Republican was denied re-nomination Saturday after serving three terms in office, and the Utah Tea Party has been credited with pushing him out. Bennett voted for the bank bailout and that vote (among others) had Utah’s Tea Party and many Utah Republicans up in arms.

Bennett, 76, failed to make it to Utah’s GOP primary or win his party’s nomination. He is the first congressional incumbent to be tossed out in 2010.

The DNC, therefore, thinks the TEA Party now runs the GOP zoo because Mr Bennett was so extremely conservative:
Today the Tea Party strengthened its hold on the Republican Party by ousting Utah's Senator Bob Bennett from the primary. That the Tea Party would consider Bob Bennett – one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate – too liberal, just goes to show how extreme the Tea Party is. This is just the latest battle in the corrosive Republican intra-party civil war that has resulted in the Tea Party devouring two Republicans in just as many weeks. If there was any question before, there should now be no doubt that the Republican leadership has handed the reigns to the Tea Party.”

Bennett himself said:
The political atmosphere obviously has been toxic and it's very clear that some of the votes that I have cast have added to the toxic environment."

"Looking back on them, with one or two very minor exceptions, I wouldn't have cast any of them any differently even if I had known at the time they were going to cost me my career."

"Don't take a chance on a newcomer," Bennett pleaded before the second round of voting. "There's too much at stake."


Many are trying to push the "incumbent" theory: voters simply want all incumbents out.

I say: it's just a wee bit more complicated than that.

Good riddance to Mr Bennett, your RINO days are now concluded. Go away.

BZ

Saturday, May 08, 2010

We're Afraid of the American Flag

Has America really come to this?

And this?

And this?

BZ

P.S.
A little reality check here. Mexicans in Mexico don't celebrate "Cinco de Mayo." There, it is called (and my Mexican wife) calls it: "Gringo de Mayo."

That's called a clue.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Net Neutrality



Whilst the rest of the world falls about our ears, I'd care to discuss "net neutrality" today.

Here are three articles that I read for reference:

1. New US Push To Regulate Internet Access
2. Takeover Of Internet
3. Some Search Engines to Profit

Interesting article here. Internet censorship article here. ISPs and Net Neutrality article here.

Can someone elucidate: why is the FCC considering internet regulation, what brought us here, why is this good -- or bad -- and what are the ramifications of potential FCC regulations?

In clear and easy to understand words and phrases, please?

BZ

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mr Obaka: Our Admirable President

We were to have the most ethical Congress in history, so said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

We were going to have true governmental transparency, so said Mr Obaka in his campaigning.



Instead, we have (from Politico.com):

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama [my emphasis - BZ], according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years [my emphasis - BZ], according to financial disclosure records.

An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.

Make no mistake: this is Mr Obaka and his sniveling sycophants LYING, publicly, to your FACE, and assuming you are too stupid to know this.

Further, Mr Obaka wants bipartisanship and cooperation, hates labeling, but pejoratively labels the bulk of America when he calls those interested in saving this nation "teabaggers":

Though he aspires to promote civility, evidence has surfaced that President Obama has added "tea-bagger" to his public lexicon, though it's considered a cheap and tawdry insult by "tea party" activists. Watchdogs at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) barked when they saw the proof, tucked in a sneak peak of Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," to be released May 18.


[By the way, why the umbrage regarding the label of teabagger? Go here for clarity.]

The DSCC, by the way, decided that capitalizing on the oil spill would be the perfect way to raise money for the Demorats.

Rome Burns, people, and Mr Obaka is immobile. He is "concerned" and "monitoring" which means he is clueless. And not only does Rome Burn, the rest of the world burns.

- Greece is falling apart;
- There is a Euro debt crisis;
- Stocks crash worldwide;
- Grecian violence escalates now;
- The UK's budget deficit is set to surpass that of Greece;

And finally: if Faisal Shahzad hated President Bush, then I suspect Mr Bush must have been doing something correct.

Note to Mr Obaka: relying on LUCK and the INCOMPETENCE of terrorists does NOT comprise a National Security Policy. You bleeding idiot.

BZ

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Applicable, Anyone?


Considering the temper of these tempestuous times, I'd say there's a manner of applicability in the gentleman's sign.

NOTE:

Speaking of signs, why is it that no one in the US media covered the violent illegal immigrant riots in Santa Cruz, Fornicalia, where property was destroyed and people were hurt? THIS was purposely ignored by the US national media because it involved brown people. Lord knows, Mexicans can do no wrong in this country. It was quantified as a "methodical and coordinated attack by anarchists."

Where, instead, the DEM/MSM continues to focus upon the TEA Parties and their rather boring sign-waving and speech-making.

In the meantime, Rome Burns.

Mr Obaka's response to an event that potentially threatens the entire southern and southeast portions of the United States is limp-wristed. He sends two C-130s and attorneys. He sends vicarious jackboots to clamp the neck of BP.

He ignores the floods in Tennessee.

He basks in the glow of simple, good Cop Work in New York where, within 53 hours, the suspect (oh my gosh, not a white racist male!) is arrested. Mr Obaka purposely does NOT use the "T" word in the description of this event. But, again, a POS boards a plane when that person's name is on a No Fly list. That is Mr Obaka's responsibility.

When you cannot even quantify, with words and phrases, what and who the enemy is, you are offering up the entire country to sacrifice. Sometimes what you don't officially say is as important as what you do say.

At what point do the American People begin to doubt the ability and resolution of the Obaka Administration to actually want to protect its inhabitants? Or is it simply content to go whistling past the graveyard?

Meanwhile, he jokes and banties about vulgarities at a dinner whilst his country is crumbling around his shoulders.

There have been five domestic terror events in the past 15 months. This is something the likes of which Mr Obaka has no capability to grasp the logical extension.

We are no longer capturing, detaining and questioning senior terrorist leaders. Our intelligence has been gutted. When you capture a KSM, they allow you to connect the dots. We lack the authority to capture and question when necessary. We afford rights that don't exist to persons who don't deserve them.

Just as Mr Clinton encouraged the Final Insult of 9/11 by a purposeful lack of response, Mr Obaka is encouraging another, different, Final Result.

We can only hope it will not involve the loss of additional thousands and thousands of American citizens.

BZ


P.S.
I'll let you in on a little secret: Islam is in the process of attempting to violently radicalize our incarcerees in various domestic prison systems, with an emphasis in Fornicalia prisons. Imams are making demands to visit prisons at geometric rates.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Another Reason Fornicalia Is Doomed:


Fornicalia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came out on Monday and killed all potential coastal drilling.

From the AP:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday withdrew his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the massive oil spill that resulted from a drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

The announcement assures that no new drilling will take place off the state's coastline in the foreseeable future because Schwarzenegger would have to include the drilling proposal in his May revision of the state budget.

Speaking at a news conference near Sacramento, the governor said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed his mind about the safety of ocean-based oil platforms.

"You turn on the television and see this enormous disaster, you say to yourself, 'Why would we want to take on that kind of risk?'" Schwarzenegger said.

The Republican governor had proposed expanding oil drilling off the coast of Santa Barbara County to help close the state's $20 billion budget deficit. Democrats last year blocked a similar proposal, but Schwarzenegger renewed his support this year, saying it was a reliable way to increase revenue as the state grapples with an ongoing fiscal crisis.


Schwarzenegger now aligns himself with the rest of the Leftist Defeatists whose lives revolve around ZRT (Zero Risk Taking) -- because someone might acquire a splinter and sue.

Let me attempt to put some things into perspective, Governor Schwarzenegger:

Fornicalia is not just competing with itself for jobs and economic survival, it is competing with other states. States whose tax structures and regulations are much more favorable, in general, to business.

Further, Fornicalia is not just competing with itself and other states in the union, it is competing with the rest of the world, economically. And the rest of the world, trust me, doesn't much mind encompassing some risk in their business ventures. Fornicalia used to be the fourth largest world economy. It is now the eighth largest and falling. Under your stewardship, sir.

With Mr Schwarzenegger's mindset, for example, one should not fly. Ever again.

Specifically, tens of thousands of aviation accidents have occurred since the beginning of flight, with -- literally -- thousands of persons killed as the result of stepping into, now, a thin aluminum or soon to be composite tube.

In 1977, the Tenerife disaster killed 583 people in only one incident, involving two aircraft.

In 1985, involving Japan Airlines Flight 123, 520 people were killed aboard a 747 following an explosive decompression. This was, to date, the highest loss of life resulting from a single aircraft event.

With Mr Schwarzenegger's logic there would be no more flights.

Instead, in direct contravention of his so-called "logic," aircraft are getting even larger and able to carry more passengers than a Boeing 747. The Airbus A380 has the "socially responsible" capability to carry, in a standard configuration, 555 passengers -- or up to 853 passengers in an "all economy" variant.

With Mr Schwarzenegger's logic there would be no more petroleum tankers built or utilized following the Exxon Valdez accident.

At 987 feet long and 30,000 tons empty, the Exxon Valdez is a midget compared to new oil tankers.

Now, the ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) Jahre Viking tapes in at 1,503 feet long and 565,000 tons laden.





With Mr Schwarzenegger's logic we should never step foot into another car, considering -- in the US alone -- roughly 45,000 persons die in vehicle accidents per year (that's about one "Vietnam" military action per year). Roughly 115 people die in car crashes daily.

With Mr Schwarzenegger's logic France should totally abandon its nuclear electrical generation grid.

Mr Schwarzenegger has, in truth, no logic whatsoever.

Let me go one point further, if you will but humor me for another paragraph or three:

Yahoo News came out recently with the 20 most "economically stressed" counties in the nation.

Of those twenty, TWELVE were just in Fornicalia. To wit:

By The Associated Press – Mon May 3, 8:50 am ET
Here are the 20 most economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their March 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:
1. Imperial County, Calif., 31.27
2. Merced County, Calif., 28.29
3. Lyon County, Nev., 27.96
4. San Benito County, Calif., 27.26
5. Sutter County, Calif., 26.41
6. Yuba County, Calif., 25.8
7. Stanislaus County, Calif., 25.46
8. Iosco County, Mich., 24.89
9. San Joaquin County, Calif., 24.78
10. Nye County, Nevada., 24.19
11. Lapeer County, Mich., 24.03
12. Cheboygan County, Mich., 23.89
13. Luna County, N.M., 23.82
14. Lake County, Calif., 23.78
15. Kern County, Calif., 23.62
16. Tulare County, Calif., 23.17
17. Madera County, Calif., 23.04
18. Fresno County, Calif., 22.72
19. Clark County, Nevada, 22.65
20. Boone County, Ill., 22.59

These, dear Governor Schwarzenegger, are called CLUES.

BZ