Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just Doing Those Jobs....well you know the rest.

From The Portlander.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation following the arrest of a California man during a Tuesday morning, July 20th, traffic stop near Eugene in which 11 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 1 pound of cocaine was found concealed within a vehicle. Due to an ongoing investigation, these details were delayed for release until approved by detectives.

According to OSP Lieutenant Robert Edwards, on July 20, 2010 at approximately 8:45am an OSP trooper from the Springfield Area Command office stopped a Honda Accord displaying California license plates for a lane change violation northbound on Interstate 5 near Eugene. The car’s driver was identified as Ramon Juan Pulido from Visalia, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance an OSP drug detection dog led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 11 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 1 pound of cocaine concealed within the vehicle. Combined estimated value of the seized methamphetamine and cocaine is nearly $250,000.

Pulido was arrested and lodged in the Lane County Jail for 2 counts of Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Jail staff also advised there is Federal Offense hold on him.

Let's see what could that Federal Offense be?  Illegal alien perhaps?

He Just Keeps On Giving.

Our old scuzzy friend Charlie Wrangle has just introduced the following bill:

Text of H.R. 5741: Universal National Service Act

"To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The War In The Back Yard.

Just south of the border down Mexico way it appears that there is a war going on with violence to rival Afghanistan and Iraq.

July 19th. 2010
To cries of "Kill them all!" gunmen have opened fire at a Mexican fiesta, mowing down at least 17 people in an attack that laid bare the brutality of Mexico's long-running drug war.

A dozen people were also wounded today as the killers sprayed more than 200 bullets indiscriminately at the private party outside Torreon, an industrial city in the northern state of Coahuila.

Today's attack brought the number of victims across the country, which has been blighted by drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon launched a 2006 crackdown on the cartels, to at least 57 just in the past weekend.

Ground zero for the violence is Ciudad Juarez on the US-Mexico border, which saw some 2660 murders in 2009 alone - more than seven a day on average.

Almost at the same time but in Torreon, in the northern state of Coahuila, 10 people were killed when gunmen rolled up in a trio of Hummers and opened fire on a crowd inside a bar.

The recent wave of violence includes a car bombing in Ciudad Juarez on Thursday that killed four and wounded 11.

Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes said that gang members set a trap using a wounded person dressed as a municipal police officer to lure federal police into a main intersection before the car bomb was detonated.

Nearly 25,000 people have been killed since December 2006, when right-wing president Calderon made shattering the drug cartels a national priority and launched a massive crackdown.

To further complicate the issue comes this shocking allegation:

By Katie Cassidy from Sky News

:MEXICAN prison guards allowed inmates to walk out of jail with borrowed guns and drive away in official cars so they could carry out drug-related killings.

Following the murders, which included a massacre at a private party last week, the criminals dutifully returned to their cells, Mexico's attorney general's office claimed.

Four staff - including a prison director - were placed under a form of house arrest while investigations continued, Sky News reported.

"According to witnesses, the inmates were allowed to leave with authorization of the prison director ... to carry out instructions for revenge attacks using official vehicles and using guards' weapons for executions," office spokesman Ricardo Najera said.

"Unfortunately, the criminals also carried out cowardly killings of innocent civilians, only to return to their cells."

Shotgun, Shoot 'em While They Run.

It had to happen. Why be limited by the distance and wires of the common taser when you can now put a taser shell in a regular shotgun and have more range and no wires?
Considering that the defense on the latest case in Oakland, that the transit officer mistakenly drew his gun instead of his taser, it seems likely more cases of mistaken ammo will occur.

On another note, it appears that they have been using them in hospitals for some time. What's next using them on unruly students? "Johnny pay attention, Johnny, oh hell, zap."

How to Write About Haiti

This satire from " seems to cut right to the point.

"For starters, always use the phrase 'the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.' Your audience must be reminded again of Haiti's exceptional poverty. It's doubtful that other articles have mentioned this fact.

You are struck by the 'resilience' of the Haitian people. They will survive no matter how poor they are. They are stoic, they rarely complain, and so they are admirable. The best poor person is one who suffers quietly. A two-sentence quote about their misery fitting neatly into your story is all that's needed.

On your last visit you became enchanted with Haiti. You are in love with its colorful culture and feel compelled to return. You care so much about these hard-working people. You are here to help them. You are their voice. They cannot speak for themselves."

Please read the rest of the article it is quite honest.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Stimulus At Work

This is just one reason that the "stimulus" won't work.

By COLIN SULLIVAN of Greenwire
Published: July 7, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Bay Area solar manufacturer's abrupt retreat last month from an initial public stock offering has analysts questioning President Obama's use of the company as a showcase for federal investments in renewable energy.

Solyndra Inc. enjoyed a national spotlight when Obama visited the company's Fremont headquarters in May to herald it as an example of the federal stimulus at work. The president saluted the solar-panel maker, which received a $535 million federal loan guarantee, as the kind of business that will help the U.S. economy turn the corner (E&ENews PM, May 26).

But the reality is Solyndra has been hemorrhaging cash and decided last month to pull back from an initial public offering (IPO) in favor of raising another $175 million from private investors. That brings its total investment from venture capitalists to $1.1 billion, said Shyam Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM Research.

Facts about the company's financial picture are relatively easy to uncover. In 2009, Solyndra lost $172 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A year before, losses were $242 million.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's Official!!

The Purple One has spoken: ""The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.

"The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good."
"They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."

He explains that he decided the album will be released in CD format only in the Mirror. There'll be no downloads anywhere in the world because of his ongoing battles against internet abuses.

Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website.

Reminds me of a saying that I saw in the men's room of a local tavern a long time ago. It said:
"God is dead" signed Nietzsche.
A week later another saying was added. It said:
"Nietzsche is dead" signed God.

If this isn't just a publicity stunt doesn't he realize that by eliminating legitimate internet sales he is only guaranteeing that his music will be all over the internet in a matter of minutes after it is released on CD? Or maybe he's trying to single handedly save the newspaper business.
Good Luck Prince, or what ever your name is today.

Fly California

I have been following the theory espoused by the No Agenda podcast boys that we are seeing a concerted effort to get the public off airplanes and cars and onto rail.  In a nutshell it's "airplanes bad, trains good."
The latest announcement is of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Didn't know there was one, me either. And doesn't that logo look familiar?

Also if you play the animated video in the bottom left corner of the home page you will see something interesting on the side of the engine.  It says "Fly California."

The conspiracy is this: make airplane flight expensive and unattractive. (take off your shoes, images of naked passengers, shut down of entire areas of Europe for the volcano ash for long periods of time, etc.
Make tremendous amounts of  praise for the rail passenger system.  Fast, cheap, green, etc. 
We all know that the American public is not going to swept into this easily.  It will require a tremendous amount of Federal money and the push of Vice President Joe (trainman) Biden, but most of all it will take the cooperation of the media which the Obama white house has no problem getting on board.  (Pardon the pun.)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A Bit of Humor

From TechCrunch.

Last week, we noted that Best Buy was looking into firing the employee that made the hilarious EVO versus iPhone 4 video (and the rebuttal video). The employee, 25-year-old Brian Maupin, was placed on suspension as Best Buy decided what they wanted to do. Today brings some good news: they’ve decided not to fire Maupin. But Maupin has decided not to return to work just yet, as he’s not sure he’s comfortable with the situation.

Causion: NSFW or those upset with vulgar language.

Arizona Law Causes Split for Border Governors

Arizona Law Causes Split for Border Governors
Published: July 6, 2010

PHOENIX — For nearly 30 years, the governors of the states that line both sides of the United States-Mexico border have gathered to celebrate border bonhomie. They issue proclamations and pledges to work together, air grievances and concerns behind closed doors and pose for the cameras in symbolic showings of cooperation.

But this year the 28th annual conference has collided headlong with Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigration, inspiring bitter recriminations among Mexican governors and rancor among some American ones.

Ms. Brewer happens by rotation to be the chairwoman and host of this year’s conference, scheduled for September at a resort in Phoenix. But after all six Mexican border governors wrote to her to say they intended to boycott the gathering to protest the new law, Ms. Brewer sent a letter of her own last week to the governors on both sides of the border saying she was canceling the whole conference.

The Mexican governors had written that they would not step foot in Arizona because they considered the law, which Ms. Brewer signed in April and continues to promote, to be “based on ethnic and cultural prejudice contrary to fundamental rights.”

Now, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has stepped into the fray, pledging to salvage the conference by finding a site in another state.

“Governor Brewer doesn’t have the authority to cancel the Border Governors Conference,” Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Mr. Richardson said. “She may not want to host it for political reasons, but that’s not a reason to sidestep the tough issues that border governors must address, including migration and border violence. Governor Richardson will look for alternative sites to host the conference, with or without Arizona’s participation.”

So the Mexican governors have written that they would not step foot in Arizona, well that's a start.
Now if we can just get the other 20 million illegals to boycott the rest of the country.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bring It On!!!

The President has made good on his promise to file lawsuits against Arizona's immigration law.

To me this is nothing but  revenge on the part of Obama for being called out for not doing his job to protect American citizens and shows his disdain for our people and our states.

Viva Arizona.

Anchor babies are expensive!

A new study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has determined that the cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the U.S,. is a staggering $113 billion a year.

This contradicts a study by the Perryman Report in 2008 that found that illegal immigrants ad  $245 billion in GDP and account for 2.8 million jobs.

Not surprisingly the states with the highest budget deficits are also the states with the highest number of illegals in the population.

How do we have such a huge discrepancy?  One reason is that the FAIR report includes the cost of educating the American born children of illegals.  At 8-10 thousand dollars per child that is not too hard to believe.  I wonder if they also have included the cost in health care to have and raise these children, the millions in  free breakfast, lunch and dinners? 
An change in the 14th amendment is long over due.  What say you?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Let The Games Begin.

President Obama has decided that now is the time to put a full court press on the immigration issue.

Obama declares "Being An American Not A Matter Of Blood Or Birth.

( - President Barack Obama said today that U.S. borders cannot be secured with fences and border patrols. “It won’t work,” he said.

Text of the Obama speech.