30 January, 2007

How to Tell a Democrat from a Republican

by Leon Felkins

Conservative, n. - A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
-- Ambrose Bierce

Many of you have expressed great confusion, in these troubled times, in trying to tell a Republican from a Democrat. Sure, we know what they say they are; most of them have well displayed nameplates. But could you tell one from the other in a blind test? That is, without prior knowledge and access to his/her nameplate, could you determine which was which simply by his/her actions? Probably not. The purpose of this essay is to assist you in making such an identification. In the following paragraphs, I will list the major issues of our times and clearly identify the differences between the Republican and Democrat approaches to these issues.


24 January, 2007

Jim Dark for NRA BOD - NOT!

I am a Life Member of both the NRA and the Texas State Rifle Association (see both under FIREARMS IN THE RIGHT SIDEBAR), and I emphatically will note cast a vote for Jim Dark for the NRA BOD- they are screwed up enough now. IMO, his goal, for a very long time, has been to get to the NRA BOD and has turned the TSRA into the lapdog of the NRA at the expense of the Texas members.

I will be posting more shortly.


19 January, 2007

General Robert E. Lee


Confederate Hero's Day

Remembering proudly!


Good on Them

Two congrats have to go out today and the first is:
Inside the Beltway

Real reform

Americans devote an estimated 7.4 billion hours each year trying to figure out what they owe Uncle Sam in taxes.

Now, Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, is reintroducing legislation that would "terminate" the entire tax code as we know it (or as we rely on H&R Block to figure out for us).

"Today's tax code is ... impossibly complex," says Mr. Goodlatte, explaining that his Tax Code Termination Act would abolish the Internal Revenue Code by the end of 2010, after calling on Congress to approve a new federal tax system by July of that year.
The second, well that relates to a post above:
Inside Politics

Gala rocked
Hours after Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker's performance.

Using machine guns as props, Mr. Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, said people who were in attendance.

Mr. Perry's spokesman, Robert Black, downplayed the Tuesday night incident.

"Ted Nugent is a good friend of the governor's. He asked him if he would play at the inaugural. He didn't put any stipulation of what he would play," Mr. Black said.

Others said the appearance was inappropriate, the Associated Press reports.
Smiles first thing in the morning are a good- especially when baring teeth...


He and Sutton are the same- scum!

Suspect asks to be deported
By BRANDON COUTRE - bcoutre@nwherald.com

WOODSTOCK - It's not every day that an illegal immigrant asks a federal judge to be deported back home, but Mexico might be a better option than a potential 30-year prison sentence in the United States.

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Cary teenager, while free on bond, asked a federal judge to deport him so he could duck criminal sexual-abuse charges in McHenry County for allegedly abusing a 4-year-old girl in March 2006.

A federal judge granted Jose Pablo Vallejo's deportation request this month, but McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Tuesday increased Vallejo's bond to $750,000 to prevent the deportation.

He then was taken to the McHenry County Jail.
At least Judge Prather has some decency...


ScumBag Liar

Border agents' prosecutor responds to critics
U.S. attorney: 'I understand the public relations problem the case has caused'
Posted: January 19, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton

Responding to fierce criticism of the imprisonment of two Texas Border Patrol agents, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton expressed frustration his office could not prosecute the drug smuggler at the center of the case, calling him a "scum."
No you rat bastard- you are the scum, along with everyone who worked to and did convict these fine men...


How many are jumping for joy?

Hillary's team has questions about Obama's Muslim background

Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?

This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama.

An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

"He was a Muslim, but he concealed it," the source said. "His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign."

When contacted by Insight, Mr. Obama's press secretary said he would consult with "his boss" and call back. He did not.

Sources said the background check, conducted by researchers connected to Senator Clinton, disclosed details of Mr. Obama's Muslim past. The sources said the Clinton camp concluded the Illinois Democrat concealed his prior Muslim faith and education.

"The background investigation will provide major ammunition to his opponents," the source said. "The idea is to show Obama as deceptive."

In two best-selling autobiographies-"The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" and "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance"?Mr. Obama, born in Honolulu where his parents met, mentions but does not expand on his Muslim background, alluding only to his attendance at a "predominantly Muslim school."

The sources said the young Obama was given the name Hussein by his Muslim father, which the Illinois Democrat rarely uses in public.

His father was black and came from Kenya. Mr. Obama's mother, the daughter of a farmer, came from Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Obama's parents divorced when he was two years old. His father returned to Kenya.

Later, Mr. Obama's mother married an Indonesian student and the family moved to Jakarta. Mr. Obama returned to Hawaii when he was 10 to live with his maternal grandparents.

The sources said the background check concerned Mr. Obama's years in Jakarta. In Indonesia, the young Obama was enrolled in a Madrassa and was raised and educated as a Muslim. Although Indonesia is regarded as a moderate Muslim state, the U.S. intelligence community has determined that today most of these schools are financed by the Saudi Arabian government and they teach a Wahhabi doctrine that denies the rights of non-Muslims.

Although the background check has not confirmed that the specific Madrassa Mr. Obama attended was espousing Wahhabism, the sources said his Democratic opponents believe this to be the case?and are seeking to prove it. The sources said the opponents are searching for evidence that Mr. Obama is still a Muslim or has ties to Islam.

Mr. Obama attends services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago?s South Side. However, he is not known to be a regular parishioner.

"Obama's education began a life-long relationship with Islam as a faith and Muslims as a community," the source said. "This has been a relationship that contains numerous question marks."
1. America is not ready and I hope we never will be.
2. All politicians lie and hide things.

More shit surfaces on the road to our destruction, which has, and is being self-inflicted. Of course, so many in this country and around the World are jumping with joy not at the prospect, but what they hope to see happen- and it seems we are obliging them...


Muslims rip '24' for renewed terror role

CLIFTON, N.J. - Two years ago, Muslim groups protested when the plot of the hit Fox drama "24" cast Islamic terrorists as the villains who launched a stolen nuclear missile in an attack on America.

Now, after a one-year respite during which Russian separatists played the bad guys on the critically acclaimed series, Muslims are back in the evil spotlight. Unlike last time, when agent Jack Bauer saved the day, the terrorists this time have already succeeded in detonating a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb.

Being portrayed again as the heartless wrongdoers has drawn renewed protests from Muslim groups, including one that had a meeting with Fox executives two years ago over the issue.

"The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims," said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. She said Thursday she was distressed by this season's premiere. "After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store, because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
Oh, you mean uS citizens bombed, burned, and destroyed your mosques across this country after your brethren used airplanes as weapons? That is right, we have not. It appears Ahmed, that you are the one who is not able to see reality, but I doubt that. Just another way to lie about the facts, isn't.

Oh, and Engy, Americans are just Americans, we do not add hyphens or prefixes to our nationality...


18 January, 2007

More on SB 1 Section 220

I first posted about it here, and this morning, ran across the article linked in the title. Well, here and there are the two links from it.

Now, my small blog has had nearly 18,000 hits in since April 29, 2004 so does this mean that I would have to register?

Make me you son's-of-bitches- make me.


17 January, 2007

Benjamin Franklin - 1706 to 1790

And the wise man said:

"A Republic, if you can keep it."

He knew, didn't he...


16 January, 2007

MRE dinner date

The following was sent to me and I just had to post it:

The following is supposedly a true story....told from the point of view of a U.S. Marine ...

I had a date the other night at my place. On the phone the day before, the girl asked me to "Cook her something she's never had before" for dinner.
After many minutes of scratching my head over what to make, I finally settled on something she has DEFINITELY never eaten.

I got out my trusty case of MRE's. Meal, Ready-to-Eat. Field rations that when eaten in their entirety contain 3000+ calories. Here's what I made:

I took three of the Ham Slices out of their plastic packets, took out three of the Pork Chops, three packets of Chicken-a-la-King, and eight packets of dehydrated butter noodles and some dehydrated/rehydrated rice. I cooked the Ham Slices and Pork Chops in one pan, sauteed in shaved garlic and olive oil.

In another pot, I blended the Chicken a-la-king, noodles, and rice together to make a sort of mush that looked suspiciously like succotash.
I added some spices, and blended everything together in a glass pan that I then cooked in the oven for about 35 minutes at 450 degrees.

When I took it out, it looked like, well, ham slices, pork chops, and a bed of yellow poop. I covered the tops of the meat in the MRE cheese (kinda like velveeta) and added some green sprinkly thingys from one of my spice cans (hey, if it's got green sprinkly thingys on it, it looks fancy right?)

For dessert, I took four MRE Pound Cakes, mashed 'em up, added five packets of cocoa powder, powdered coffee cream, and some water. I heated it up and stirred it until it looked like a sort of chunky gelatinous organism, and I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of it. Voila--Ranger Pudding.

For alcoholic drinks, I took the rest of my bottle of Military Special Vodka (yes, they DO make a type of liquor named "Military Special"--it sells for $4.35 per fifth at the Class Six ) and mixed in four packets of "Electrolytes - 1 each - Cherry flavored" (I swear, the packet says that).
It looked like an eerie kool-aid with sparkles in it (that was the electrolytes I guess... could've been leftover sand from Egypt).

I lit two candles, put a vase of wildflowers in the middle, and set the table with my best set of Ralph Lauren Academy-series China (that shit is EXPENSIVE... my set of 8 place settings cost me over $600 on sale at the Lejeune PX ), and put the alcoholic drink in a crystal wine decanter.

She came over, and I had some appetizers already made, of MRE spaghetti-with-meatballs, set in small cups. She saw the dinner, saw the food, and said "This looks INCREDIBLE!!!"

We dug in, and she was loving the food. Throughout the meal, she kept asking me how long it took me to make it, and kept remarking that I obviously knew a thing or two about cooking fine meals. She kind of balked at the makeshift "wine" I had set out, but after she tried it I guess she liked it because she drank four glasses during dinner.

At the end of the main course, when I served the dessert, she squealed with delight at the "Chocolate mousse" I had made. Huh? Chocolate what?
Okay... yeah... it's Chocolate Moose. Took me HOURS to make... yup.

Later on, as we were watching a movie, she excused herself to use my restroom. While she was in there, I heard her say softly to herself "uh oh" and a resounding but petite fart punctuated her utterance of dismay.

Let the games begin.

She sprayed about half a can of air freshener (Air Freshener, 1 each, Orange scent. Yup. The military even makes smellgood) and returned to the couch, this time with an obvious pained look.

After 10 more minutes she excused herself again, and retreated to the bathroom for the second time, I could hear her say "What the hell is WRONG with me???," as she again send flatulent shockwaves into the porcelain bowl.
This time, they sounded kinda wet, and I heard the toilet paper roll being employed, and again, LOTS more air freshener.

Back to the couch. She smiles meekly as she decides to sit on the chair instead of next to me. She sits on my chair, knees pulled up to her chest, kind of rocking back and forth slightly. Suddenly, without a word, she ROCKETED up and FLEW to the bathroom, slammed the door, and didn't come out for 30 minutes.

I turned the movie up because I didn't want her to hear me laughing so hard that tears were streaming down my cheeks.

She came out with a slightly gray palor to her face, and said "I am SOOOOOO sorry. I have NO idea what is wrong with me. I am so embarrassed, I can't believe I keep running to your bathroom!!" I gave her an Immodium AD, and she finally settled down and relaxed.

Later on, she asked me again what I had made for dinner, because she had enjoyed it so much. I calmly took her into the kitchen and showed her all the used MRE bags and packets in the trash can.

After explaining to her that she had eaten roughly 9,000 calories of "Marine Corps Field Rations" she turned stark white, looked at me incredulously, and said "I ate 9,000 calories of dehydrated food that was made 3 years ago?"
After I concurred, she grabbed her coat and keys, and took off without a word.

She called me yesterday. Seems she couldn't s___ for 5 days, and when she finally did, the smell was so bad, her roommate could smell it from down the hall. She also told me she had been working out nonstop to combat the high caloric intake, and that she never wanted me to cook dinner for her again, unless she was PERSONALLY there to inspect the food beforehand.

It was a fun date. She laughed about it eventually, and said that that was the first time she'd ever crapped in a guy's house on a date. She'd been so upset by it she was in tears in the bathroom while I had been in tears on the couch.

I know, I'm an a__hole, but it was still a funny night.

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE
Thanks go to EG for sending it.


I Have Joined My First Web-Ring

I could not get the image into the code just right, so I stole David Codrea's and modified it for the blog.


13 January, 2007

1784-Final ratifications made with France; U. S. wins its revolutionary war

And yesterday, 223 years later our feral government railroaded Hollis Wayne Fincher...


12 January, 2007

Wayne Fincher Denied Fair Trial

I am very late in posting this as Mr. Fincher has been railroaded.

As an American Mr. Fincher, I am sorry, and everyone else- remember the four boxes...



Oh and Amish Tom- thank you.

US Senate SB.1

And y'all thought McCain/Feingold was the end, oh that is right, we were told it was only the first step:


To provide greater transparency in the legislative process. (Placed on Calendar in Senate)


    (a) Definitions- Section 3 of the Act (2 U.S.C. 1602) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (7), by adding at the end of the following: `Lobbying activities include paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying, but do not include grassroots lobbying.'; and

      (2) by adding at the end of the following:

      `(17) GRASSROOTS LOBBYING- The term `grassroots lobbying' means the voluntary efforts of members of the general public to communicate their own views on an issue to Federal officials or to encourage other members of the general public to do the same.


        `(A) IN GENERAL- The term `paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying' means any paid attempt in support of lobbying contacts on behalf of a client to influence the general public or segments thereof to contact one or more covered legislative or executive branch officials (or Congress as a whole) to urge such officials (or Congress) to take specific action with respect to a matter described in section 3(8)(A), except that such term does not include any communications by an entity directed to its members, employees, officers, or shareholders.

        `(B) PAID ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR SEGMENTS THEREOF- The term `paid attempt to influence the general public or segments thereof' does not include an attempt to influence directed at less than 500 members of the general public.

        `(C) REGISTRANT- For purposes of this paragraph, a person or entity is a member of a registrant if the person or entity--

          `(i) pays dues or makes a contribution of more than a nominal amount to the entity;

          `(ii) makes a contribution of more than a nominal amount of time to the entity;

          `(iii) is entitled to participate in the governance of the entity;

          `(iv) is 1 of a limited number of honorary or life members of the entity; or

          `(v) is an employee, officer, director or member of the entity.

      `(19) GRASSROOTS LOBBYING FIRM- The term `grassroots lobbying firm' means a person or entity that--

        `(A) is retained by 1 or more clients to engage in paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying on behalf of such clients; and

        `(B) receives income of, or spends or agrees to spend, an aggregate of $25,000 or more for such efforts in any quarterly period.'.

    (b) Registration- Section 4(a) of the Act (2 U.S.C. 1603(a)) is amended--

      (1) in the flush matter at the end of paragraph (3)(A), by adding at the end the following: `For purposes of clauses (i) and (ii), the term `lobbying activities' shall not include paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying.'; and

      (2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

      `(4) FILING BY GRASSROOTS LOBBYING FIRMS- Not later than 45 days after a grassroots lobbying firm first is retained by a client to engage in paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying, such grassroots lobbying firm shall register with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.'.

    (c) Separate Itemization of Paid Efforts To Stimulate Grassroots Lobbying- Section 5(b) of the Act (2 U.S.C. 1604(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (3), by--

        (A) inserting after `total amount of all income' the following: `(including a separate good faith estimate of the total amount of income relating specifically to paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying and, within that amount, a good faith estimate of the total amount specifically relating to paid advertising)'; and

        (B) inserting `or a grassroots lobbying firm' after `lobbying firm';

      (2) in paragraph (4), by inserting after `total expenses' the following: `(including a good faith estimate of the total amount of expenses relating specifically to paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying and, within that total amount, a good faith estimate of the total amount specifically relating to paid advertising)'; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    `Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (2) shall not apply with respect to reports relating to paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying activities.'.

    (d) Good Faith Estimates and De Minimis Rules for Paid Efforts To Stimulate Grassroots Lobbying-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Section 5(c) of the Act (2 U.S.C. 1604(c)) is amended to read as follows:

    `(c) Estimates of Income or Expenses- For purposes of this section, the following shall apply:

      `(1) Estimates of income or expenses shall be made as follows:

        `(A) Estimates of amounts in excess of $10,0000 shall be rounded to the nearest $20,000.

        `(B) In the event income or expenses do not exceed $10,000, the registrant shall include a statement that income or expenses totaled less than $10,000 for the reporting period.

      `(2) Estimates of income or expenses relating specifically to paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying shall be made as follows:

        `(A) Estimates of amounts in excess of $25,000 shall be rounded to the nearest $20,000.

        `(B) In the event income or expenses do not exceed $25,000, the registrant shall include a statement that income or expenses totaled less than $25,000 for the reporting period.'.

      (2) TAX REPORTING- Section 15 of the Act (2 U.S.C. 1610) is amended--

        (A) in subsection (a)--

          (i) in paragraph (1), by striking `and' after the semicolon;

          (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting `; and'; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

      `(3) in lieu of using the definition of paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying in section 3(18), consider as paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying only those activities that are grassroots expenditures as defined in section 4911(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.'; and

        (B) in subsection (b)--

          (i) in paragraph (1), by striking `and' after the semicolon;

          (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting `; and'; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

      `(3) in lieu of using the definition of paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying in section 3(18), consider as paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying only those activities that are grassroots expenditures as defined in section 4911(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.'.

Thanks go to CSM Kersh (ret) for sending me to the AmBack Forums for this thread, where OldStar first posted it.

If you wish your own copy, click the title and save the PDF (105k) that I stored, and then go to THOMAS, enter SB.1, click on BILL NUMBER, and then scroll down to Section 220.

However, that is only half of the fun, and what would the other half be you ask- simple! The current seventeen (17) co-sponsors:


Title: A bill to provide greater transparency in the legislative process.

Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/4/2007) Cosponsors (17)

Latest Major Action: 1/11/2007 Senate floor actions. Status: Considered by Senate.

COSPONSORS(17), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

    1. Sen Bennett, Robert F. [UT] - 1/4/2007
    2. Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 1/8/2007
    3. Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 1/4/2007
    4. Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 1/4/2007
    5. Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 1/4/2007
    6. Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 1/4/2007
    7. Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 1/4/2007
    8. Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 1/4/2007
    9. Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 1/4/2007
    10. Sen Lott, Trent [MS] - 1/4/2007
    11. Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] - 1/4/2007
    12. Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 1/4/2007
    13. Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 1/4/2007
    14. Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] - 1/9/2007
    15. Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 1/4/2007
    16. Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 1/4/2007
    17. Sen Webb, Jim [VA] - 1/4/2007
Call, write, and scream at the bastards, as they certainly want it to be your last chance...


UPDATE: It seems some folks are looking to see what the US Citizenry is saying looking, at least the ATA, in Manassas, Virginia are...

05 January, 2007

Silly Me.

I thought Christendom had chased the last of the Moors, Boabdil in fact, out 514 years and 3 days ago...


02 January, 2007

Jimmy Carter and the Killer Rabbit

And for those that really demand more proof, here you go...


Happy New Year