Friday, January 26, 2007

My Plan

Everyone (except the democrats) has a plan, so here's my plan to fix the country.

Iraq: Educate people on what the surge (and the relaxing of the R.O.E) is really intended to do. Most people don't realize that 20k more troops in Baghdad effectively DOUBLES the presence there. They see 20k extra troop and simply add it to the total, not realizing there are only 18k or so in Baghdad now. (Probably because this is never hardly ever mentioned by the MSM)

Economy: Nothing, tell the government to keep it's paws off. The economy runs like a dream until politicians decide to fix it (minimum wage hikes, tax hikes)

ILLEGAL Immigration: Start enforcing 30 years of laws (hard I know, they're only laws) and erect the damn fence already :)

Now to the actual contry itself:

Disband all political parties. Let people run as actual people and make laws and run the country as such. If you get a majority of like-minded people in Congress to go along with your bill, you make a law. Stop requiring one to be a 'Rethug' or a 'moonbat' to play the game.

Get rid of all minorities. Not the people that make them up (blood-thirsty aren't you?), the tags themselves. Everytime you point to a person or a group and label them, you make them different. When something or someone is different, discrimination will follow (human nature and all that). You can start by getting rid of the despicable hyphen. If you're American, be American.

These things would go a long way (imo) to fixing the major things wrong with this country. Along with other adjustments in politics:

Terms of service: President 6 years, no re-election. Half of a 4 year term (first) for a President is spent campaigning for the next term, the second term is spent trying to kiss the history writers behinds.

Who can be President: Not a big change except. Elected officials that want to run for the offices of President or V-P must RESIGN their current positions. What do Senators actually do when they run for higher office? (or Governors for that matter) Nothing, ask the people of Mass., or North Carolina what KEdwards did during 2003 and 04. Ask the people of New York what they think Hillary will do for their state now that 'her name is in the hat'. (not to pick on liberals here, but I've actually talked to people from those states :)

Make Bills contain the laws that are intended. Limit amendments to a specified small number. After Congress approves the measure and the President, then have the PEOPLE (you know the ones that 'run the country') vote on said bills. I realize we live in a Representative Democracy and not a true democracy, but if a law will have that much of an impact (tax, criminal, freedom-type) then the people should be the final arbitrators.

Supreme court: Term-limits. Anyone who gets a position-for-life is automatically suspect of fueling their own agenda (yes even the ones I agree with). There is no balance to the Supreme Court, they are the law (and not just arbiters of said laws).

Lower courts: All should be elected instead of 'given'.

These are simply some of my opinions on things that are wrong and should be fixed. I did not get into social issues such as spending, abortion, drugs, legal ages, etc. I am pro-life, pro-guns, anti-tax, anti-earmarks, anti-drugs, believe that one age should determine legality for everything and believe in G-d. So you can make what you will of that part.
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No Reason

Where's the fence already?

In the boo-freaking-hoo department comes a nice little tale from North Carolina about 'immigrants' afraid of going to work for fear of arrest. Of course, the illegal immigrants that were arrested and being deported might have something to do with that. Why would 'immigrants' fear being arrested? (think on that long and hard)

Scared Smithfield workers stay home


TAR HEEL The 21 Smithfield Packing Co. employees arrested by immigration officials while they worked Wednesday are in the process of being deported.

The 20 men and one woman arrested were moved Thursday from the Mecklenburg County Jail to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., nearly 700 miles from Tar Heel.

Meanwhile, church officials within the region’s Hispanic community and spokespeople with the United Food & Commercial Workers union said the workers’ families didn’t know where they were and other immigrant workers were terrified of more arrests.

Production at the plant was substantially diminished Thursday as workers stayed away.

“There are hundreds of immigrant families who will have to decide, ‘Do I show up to work (Friday) and risk being arrested by immigration?’” said Eduardo Pena, a spokesman for the union, which became an unofficial hub of information for workers Thursday, he said.

The workers are going through “removal proceedings,” said Marc Raimondi, a spokesman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington

Nowhere in this story does the author say illegal immigrants, so you can guess what the problem is? It's the government (ICE) and the plant /sarc. If people are given 60 days to fix a social security issue, it shouldn't be that hard (IF you are here legally that is) and should be corrected. The fact is that the 21 that were arrested did not fix their problems (or couldn't) and more will likely follow (along with terminations from the plant for employees not correcting in the allotted 60 days). Only at the end of the piece do you see someone saying anything about illegal activities:
“You feel sorry for the individuals, but at the same time, Smithfield would be crazy to employ illegally when the federal government is cracking down,” Huestess said. “They’ll find 500 new people.”
Elsewhere you get the feeling that this is all a misunderstanding and government crack-down. You can see the way the hispanic community feels on the issue and the way the author frames the issue in a few telling quotes such as:
“There are hundreds of immigrant families who will have to decide, ‘Do I show up to work (Friday) and risk being arrested by immigration?’” said Eduardo Pena, a spokesman for the union, which became an unofficial hub of information for workers Thursday, he said.
Now do you think the LEGAL immigrants are having the same tough time to decide on whether to show up? The people with their social security cards (or working papers) in order? I'd bet no, but of course, in this story (and much of the press) we don't hear that there are two distinct groups of people involved in immigration. No wonder immigration is such a screwed up issue; no one on the left wants to admit that we even have illegal immigration.

Open trackback weekend from Nathan Bradfield via StoptheACLU. Go visit others tracking.
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Reason to man the borders
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Being a Democrat

I've seen this before but thought I would steal the post from Stop the ACLU on how to be a good Democrat. It's funny and for the most part true (sadly).

To be a good Democrat…

by @ 6:50 am. Filed under News, Humor

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments
create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans
are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands
of Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by
cyclical documented changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by
soccer moms driving SUV’s.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being
homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of
federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach fourth
graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but loony
activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually
doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own
money to make The Passion of the Christ for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts
of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain
parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more
important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Robert E. Lee,
Thomas Edison and A.G. Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial
quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very nice person.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked
anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.

18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail,
but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag,
transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and
manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the
Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States.

21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right wing conspiracy.

22. You have to believe that it’s okay to give Federal workers off for
Christmas Day but it’s not okay to say “Merry Christmas.”

Got this via forwarded email and got a chuckle or two, so I thought I’d share.

Of course there are some people that don't fit the bill here, just like there are conservatives that aren't like me or whatever. Generalizations aren't normally that good, but this is funny and generally it fits with most 'high-profile' leftists.
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Reason to smile
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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Whats a mahdi?

Via HotAir comes this nice little clip (nsfw language) showing U.S. forces engaging the Mahdi army in Baghdad. Nice little clip.



Warning: Language content (mature)

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy

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Reason to fight

The Pledge

Victory trumps party!

6684 people have signed The Pledge thus far. Will you?


If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution. (link)


I signed the pledge and I hope everyone will.
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Reason

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I watched the SoTU address last night (while watching basketball I'll admit) and this is closest to how I perceived it.
Victory vs. ‘A Proper Conclusion’

President Bush gave us much to consider last night in his seventh State of the Union address. – new healthcare initiatives, a bold challenge to decrease our energy consumption, an expansion of the American military, a call for comprehensive immigration reform and so on.

All of these issues are important and pressing, and my hope is that the new congress can work in concert with the President to achieve meaningful results in each area.

Towards this end, the President struck the proper tone with the new Democrat Congressional majority; in equal parts congratulatory and cooperative.

However, the central issue of this speech and his presidency is, of course, Iraq.

Though I do not wish to belabor any of the oft argued points on the subject, there was one thing that stood out about last night’s proceedings.

Go on over to Tom's site and read the rest. Then read the comments. I bet you quarter to a dollar you can guess who the moonbats are in the comments :)
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Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

Oops

Illinois Bar Owner Convicted of Videotaping Women in Bathroom, Tanning Booth

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

PONTIAC, Ill. — A man was convicted of secretly videotaping women at his bar as they used the bathroom and a tanning booth.

A judge hearing the case without a jury convicted William Lutson on Tuesday after reviewing 90 minutes of videotape from cameras hidden in a light fixture over a toilet and in a laundry basket at the Grand Ole Bar in Chatsworth.

Prosecutors said Lutson, 57, secretly recorded at least 12 women at the central Illinois bar in July 2005. Lutson never testified and his lawyer, Lance Cagle, never explained why his client hid cameras, which were hooked up to a recorder in Lutson's living quarters nearby.

Some of the women were minors, prosecutors said.

"They were videoed, transmitted and recorded all without consent, permission or authority," prosecutor Carey Luckman said. "Each of these women expressed their disbelief, the shock ..."

Lutson is scheduled for sentencing March 24 on four felonies and 20 misdemeanors. Each felony carries a maximum five-year sentence. Each misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to a year and a $2,500 fine. (link)

I hope this guy gets the maximum. People like this are the ones that need removed from society.
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Reason not to pee?

Monday, January 22, 2007

What a bargain

Outrage Alert!

From Ms. Underestimated via TexasFred:

Angry Kitty

This has also been verified by Snopes. Not that they’re the be-all/end-all, but to me if it’s made it to Snopes, at least some verification has been done on the subject.

Folks, this is a call to arms, so to speak, on this matter. Boycott doesn’t even cut it. We need to make sure this business has NO business, no customers who want to buy from them anymore, and all the negative publicity they can get. Are you ready to get busy on this one? It’s already starting. (link)


Want to know what's got the kitty so mad? Read the link. It is indeed an outrage, but typical of left-affiliated businesses.

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Reason to close

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Peyton

It's about time. When my 'boys couldn't go to the Super Bowl, I just hoped that the patriots would be put out. When San Diego BLEW the game (interception, 4th down and run back which is fumbled) then it was up to Peyton and the Colts.

Everyone that follows sports knows the story. Peyton can't win the big game, will never go to the Super Bowl, etc. Brady, 12-1 in the playoffs, Mr. Comeback, Mr. Untouchable, etc.

It was a great game. Even watching it split-screen while my daughter watched Spongebob Squarepants (no joke). Early it's 21-3 pats after Peyton throws a pick-6, most think game over. But not this time. Patiently the colts offense found a rhythm and the defense did just enough to slow the Brady-machine. Congrats to Peyton and the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning finally wins big one, leads Colts to Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And yes -- finally -- Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip, too.

Football's most prolific quarterback put on a show for the ages Sunday, rallying the Indianapolis Colts from 18 points down and driving them 80 yards for the winning score in a wildly entertaining 38-34 victory over the New England Patriots.

In his nine years in the league, Manning has never played in a game like this AFC championship contest. He threw for 349 yards and one touchdown and brought his team back from a 21-3 deficit. (link)


I knew for a fact that Indy would win this game after I read this post recently at TownHall: (link) Thanks for the help Dean :)
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Reason to celebrate
In the about time department:
Iraqi leader drops protection of militiaAP
A policeman stands guard in front of a burning minibus shortly after a bomb attack in Baghdad, January 21, 2007. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
Reuters Photo: A policeman stands guard in front of a burning minibus shortly after a bomb attack...

By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer
59 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq -

Iraq's prime minister has dropped his protection of an anti-American cleric's Shiite militia after U.S. intelligence convinced him the group was infiltrated by death squads, two officials said Sunday.

In a desperate bid to fend off an all-out American offensive, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr last Friday ordered the 30 lawmakers and six Cabinet ministers under his control to end their nearly

two-month boycott of the government. They were back at their jobs Sunday.

Al-Sadr had already ordered his militia fighters not to display their weapons. They have not, however, ceded control of the formerly mixed neighborhoods they have captured, killing Sunnis or forcing them to abandon their homes and businesses. (link)

This is bad news for the democrats militias and good news for the people that actually want to see the Iraqi government work. There is no doubt that the U.S. forces can defeat any militia that you put against it, provided that they can actually fight it.

I'll expect outrage from the left sometime soon for this latest development in the civil war secretarian violence.
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Reason to shoot