Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A fun little test

Here's a nice little test to see if the candidate you are most drawn to shares your positions. It's from the Minnesota University so most of the tests only apply to that state, but you can take the presidential test. I was surprised to find I was most in agreement with Mitt Romney who I hadn't even considered. It's not perfect but gives you food for thought.

Friday, October 19, 2007

It's all about TB-the border.

Remember the media circus surrounding TB Andy? Andy Speaker was the American that was able to travel to Europe and back after being placed on a no-fly list because he was suspected of having an untreatable form of TB. He was since caught and quarantined. But what about the Mexican citizen that has this disease and has traveled in and out of the US at least 76 times in the past year?

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the second time this year, the federal government has failed to stop a man infected with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis from traveling in and out of the United States.

U.S. officials this spring were unable to catch a Mexican man infected with the disease because the doctor treating the man did not know his real name, according to a government official who was briefed on the incident but requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The Mexican national traveled to the United States 76 times in the past year, even though Mexican and U.S. authorities knew he was infected with a contagious strain of tuberculosis. However, the Mexican clinic that had been treating the man, which is affiliated with the Texas Health department, unknowingly provided a fake name to U.S. authorities, the official said. The Washington Times first reported the episode in Thursday's editions.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

LOST-How to give away your own country

LOST is back and I'm not referring to some insipid tv program.
For those of you who don't know LOST is the Laws of the Sea Treaty that has once again reared it's ugly head in the US senate.
This time sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden and pushed by President Bush in order to further undermine our sovereignty and push us even further into the globalist agenda.
LOST is the globalists' dream bill. It would put the United States in a de facto world government that rules all the world's oceans under the pretense that they belong to "the common heritage of mankind." That's global-speak for allowing the United Nations and its affiliated organizations to carry out a massive, unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the United States to other countries.
LOST has already created the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and given it total jurisdiction over all the oceans and everything in them, including "solid, liquid or gaseous mineral resources." LOST even gives the ISA something the UN bureaucrats have lusted after for years: the authority to impose international taxes (disguised by euphemisms such as fees and royalties).
The best protection for U.S. interests in the world's oceans is the U.S. Navy, which should not and must not be subject to orders or regulations made by paper pushers in the ISA or rulings of the International Tribunal. U.S. access to the high seas, as well as freedom of the seas for all countries, is best protected by a great U.S. Navy, not a UN bureaucracy financed by a global tax.

It is critical that you call or email your senators and demand they reject this latest LOSS of sovereignty that our globalist elected officals seem hell bent on subjecting us to before it's too late to save our country.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

More San Francisco values

A federal judge has barred the Bush administration from enforcing the law.
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of Sand Francisco has granted a preliminary injunction against the president's plan to press employers to fire as many as 8.7 million workers with suspect Social Security numbers, starting this fall.
The ruling is in favor of coalition that included the AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In a statement, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney said: "This is a significant step towards overturning this unlawful rule, which would give employers an even stronger way to keep workers from freely forming unions. . . . "
Huh. How does having a valid SSN keep workers from freely forming unions, except when you are recruiting illegals to your ranks.

A three-year government audit ending in 2001 found "widespread" misuse of Social Security numbers by illegal immigrants, who often present fake or fraudulent documents to obtain jobs. Overall, 7.2 million illegal immigrants account for at least 10 percent of low-skilled U.S. workers and 5 percent of the total U.S. workforce, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of 2005 census data.

But it's for the kids

Something to consider if you think taxing cigarette smokers to support child health care is a good idea:

From the San Francisco Examiner.
Belmont apartment dwellers who like to light up in their homes have 14 months to kick the habit, work out a compromise with their nonsmoking neighbors or get out of town.

Under the city's new smoking ban, among the toughest in the nation, apartment residents whose secondhand smoke invades their neighbors' units will be subject to fines of as much as $1,000.
The measure, which the City Council enacted Tuesday on a 3-2 vote, bans smoking in multiunit dwellings as well as in parks, outdoor restaurants and other public places. The apartment provision takes effect around New Year's 2009, while lighting up elsewhere is banned as soon as the law officially takes effect in about a month.
Among those voting "yes" was Mayor Coralin Feierbach, whose father died of cancer and who pushed hard for the law's passage.

"We're doing something no one else has done," the mayor said. "We're pioneers, and sometimes when you're a pioneer you get your head chopped off." Yes, and for a good reason.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We have met the enemy and he is us.

Who is the biggest threat to the nations security? I suggest it's someone in the Bush administration itself.
When a small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new bin Laden video 4 days ahead of it' s official release date, it notified the Bush administration of its' secret acquisition, on the condition that the officials not reveal that they had it until the al-Qaeda release. This was a great asset to the workings and secrets of the al Qaeda network until the information was leaked to cable television news and broadcast worldwide within hours of the tip.
“Techniques that took years to develop are now ineffective and worthless,” said Rita Katz, the firm’s 44-year-old founder, who has garnered wide attention by publicizing statements and videos from extremist chat rooms and Web sites, while attracting controversy over the secrecy of SITE’s methodology. Her firm provides intelligence about terrorist groups to a wide range of paying clients, including private firms and military and intelligence agencies from the United States and several other countries.
Al-Qaeda supporters, now alerted to the intrusion into their secret network, put up new obstacles that prevented SITE from gaining the kind of access it had obtained in the past, according to Katz.

While our soldiers are fighting and dying in Iraq and our nation in constant threat of terrorist attack, how can we allow a couple of glory hounds in the administration to compromise any resource we have to fight what we are being told is our greatest threat, al Qaeda? These leakers must be identified, tried and punished for their selfish actions. This transgression far outweighs the Valerie Plame outing in scheme of national security.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Still defending America. Jim Broussard, U.S. Army vet from Reno Nevada is still standing proud for America. When he became aware that a local mexican bar was flying the Mexican flag above the American flag he took matters into his own hands and cut the flag down and threw it on the ground.
The bar owner either doesn't know or doesn't care that they are breaking a federal law. From the United States Code Chapter 4 section 7:
"No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior
prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof."