Friday, April 28, 2006

Oaxaca Here They Come - Mexico's Congress Legalizes Drugs for Personal Use

This is a rather interesting turn of events and may turn out rather advantageous. If I were a drug smuggler why would I take the risk of crossing the US border when my customers will come to me as drug tourists ? Then for my high-volume customers it would be they that have to take the risk of carrying the stuff back into the US.

As tourist dollars flow into Mexico so too will opportunity as service, medical and food industries expand with the demand. Then when the junkie's flock to Mexico it will fall upon their health and welfare systems to address the problem. With enough opportunity we might even see many illegal-aliens head back to their real home.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Who's Doing The Price Gouging?

Oil Company Profits

From a $2.60 gallon of gas the oil companies that find the oil, drill and produce the oil, transport, refine and deliver to the end customer make about 9 cents on that gallon of gas.

The government, for their vigorous efforts to bring you that same gallon of gas, gets 52 cents.

Why aren't our Senators calling for an investigation of governmental price gouging ? Because oil companies in our mindless 'groupthink society' are ignorantly portrayed negatively.They are an easy mark for our elected representatives to divert the 15 second attention span of Joe and Jane Anybody away from the real thieves in our midst.

A good example is the windfall profits tax. In the past, Congress had no problem imposing a windfall profit tax on the 'evil' oil companies but would never think of imposing that same tax on someone like Michael Moore who invests a few million into a bogus documentary that earns him hundreds of millions. Is that not a windfall profit?

" The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
Ronald Reagan40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday Musing

We live in a curious time where every thing that goes wrong is blamed on the President and has become so obtuse that he is also blamed for natural disasters such as Katrina. The actual cause of the Katrina fiasco is a corrupt political system that survives by keeping its constituents ignorant, impoverished and subsidized by government largesse while the government officials skim a little off the top for themselves and their more organized constituents like unions and contractors withing their districts. In every case concerning Katrina those people are and vote Democrat.

Now the grand paragons of knowledge that lead the Democrats have indicated that they will focus the ire of high oil prices at the Republicans and the President. Never mind that they are the ones opposing we drill off Florida or ANWAR. They are the ones that want alternate forms of energy, such a wind farms, but as long as it doesn't spoil their view of Cape Cod.

So let's get some background so when the rhetoric for the 06 elections get to its full stride we have a reference of who is not doing their job.

The Congress of the United States is a unique branch of government in that it has enumerated powers:

Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
( If the national debt is of concern, guess who is responsible )

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
( If oil companies profits are too high guess who is responsible )

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;
( Is giving unfair deference to illegal Mexicans over lawful immigrants a 'uniform rule of naturalization'? )

Let's clean house in 06. Vote anti-incumbent.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

More Semantic Blurring

Ya know... calling an illegal foreigner in our country an 'immigrant' is like calling a burglar a 'guest'.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mideast Chest Thumping

Saddam's Pre-Invasion Chest-Thumping:

"We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought."
"Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor."
"Keep your eyes on your enemy and be faster than him."

The Post-Invasion Reality:
"My name is Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq, and I want to negotiate."

Today's Chest Thumping by Ahmadinejad:

"Today, Iran's army is one of the most powerful armies in the world and it will powerfully defend the country's political borders and the nation,"

"It will cut off the hands of any aggressors and will make any aggressor regret it,"

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map"

The Likely Future For Ahmadinejad:

Israel doesn't play to the world press.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Tax Time

Well it's tax time. I was waiting for a teleconference to begin yesterday with taxes on my mind while I read an article about government spending. So I got to wondering how long it would take the government to spend my federal tax.

In the article it said that government spending was at an all time. Somewhere around 650 billion. Then I googled how many seconds are in a year - 31,556,926 seconds.

Simple division tells us that the government will spend $20,598 a second.

What I earned in 2 months is pissed down the tubes in a mere 388 milliseconds.

To all illegal aliens, greasy palmed politicians, the regimes of Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan and other basket case members of the UN.... you're welcome.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Ideological Cancer - The Movie

Check out:
lgf: The Bloody Borders Project

Once you're on the site check out this animation and focus on Iran. Why so few attacks while the Neanderthals rage about them? Ever wonder where the epi-center of radical islamic savagery was? Ever wonder why we deposed Saddam after deposing the Taliban in Afghanistan? Wonder why the President was so insistent on not offending Dubai over the port operation deal, a country that has a shore on the Strait of Hormuz. Ever looked on a map to see where the Iranian Bushehr nuclear facility was? The NeoCons ( that's a politically correct way to say Conservative Jew without exposing one's repressed anti-semitism ) may be a little more visionary than many think.

President Carter should have strangled this movement in its infancy.

"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
-- President Jimmy Carter --

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Amnesty For Illegal Foreigners

Meanwhile, back at our Southern border, word of an amnesty for illegal foreigners already in the United States spreads....

More Slippery Semantics

Washington Post:
"Universal health care law enacted in Massachusetts"

Folks this IS NOT 'Universal Health Care'.

This is 'Compulsory Health Care'. Hardly an innovative model for the rest of the states.

What really burns me about this is that they go after the easy target, you and me, instead of tackling the real problem of sleaze bag personal injury lawyers and their lobbyists greasing the palms of politicians.

I hope Romney isn't counting on my vote when he runs for President.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Semantic Blurring

Here's a few observations on this 'immigration' issue. The proponents of illegal immigration disguise the truth by making this an all encompassing immigrant issue. Afterall, every American should be for immigration because that's what America is all about and how most of us got here. But what the proponents of illegal immigration want to do is blur the line between the two. So when you see on televison or hear about all of these immigration demonstrations they are really pro-illegal immigration demonstrations. What else can they mean by 'open borders? Our borders are aleady open to anyone wanting to leaglly come here. They are advocating violation of our law... to be above the law. Then when this intellectaul dishonesty is exposed they pull out the race card because they simply do not have a logical leg to stand on.

They want to paint this issue with the broad brush of general immigration but what we are really talking about here is Mexicans. They want to mask the ugly reality of a failed social system unable to provide adequate opportunities to its people and forcing them to do whatever it takes to feed their families. . Some of them actually advocate imposing the same failed system in the society they had to flee to. There is no reason a nation like Mexico should find itself in this position with natural resources like oil, industries like tourism and obviously a people that have no aversion to hard work. The only thing that can account for this is a government rotten to the core.

I have no problem at all with the Spanish culture, Mexicans or immigrants. This is the America I grew up in. I think we should welcome them into our country either to immigrate or simply to work. But it's like letting a friend stay at your house while they get back on their feet. They are welcome in the house to come and go as they will but you wish they would please quit crawling through the bathroom window and simply come through the front door like everybody else.

Back to the demonstrations. I've seen a lot of the posters these people were carrying and they are wrought with historical ignorance. So let's set the first thing straight. Last time I checked Spain was part of Europe thereby making people of Spanish descent... EUROPEANS !!!!

When I see this I realize we are not dealing with the sharpest knives in the drawer:

Here's what I think we need to do:

1. Begin a movement to redefine citizenship where the simple act of dropping a bambino onto US soil is not an automatic lottery winning. At least one parent needs to be a US citizen or a real immigrant, documented, employed, assimilating and learning English.

2. Threaten incumbents that are swayed by the illegal masses into doing what they were sent to Congress to do.. the will of the People, the taxpayers, the voters. Any politician that supports the illegal immigration policy is saying 'We are a country of laws... except in the case of illegal Mexicans'. They are above and beyond the law. So if they don't have to obey the law why do I?

3. Build the wall. Piss on the bleedy heart 'oh what would that say about our country?' half-wits with their heads in the sand. I'll tell you what it will say 'we're fed up with this and if you don't like it too bad'. We're the one's footing the bill. We are at war against an enemy that will keep coming at us for generations. It is unconscionable that politicians are not serious about manning our borders. I'm a big Bush fan but I can tell you if we are attacked from entry across our southern border by muslims or their South American proxies impeachment won't be near enough. It would be criminal negligence.

4. Fine the hell out of employers hiring illegal aliens without work visas.

5. Boycott businesses that hire illegals.

6. Provide those people, already here where their children are natural born citizens, with a way to assimilate in a reasonable period of time. If they don't then they are out of here. Let their kids drive down to visit them.

7. The absolute certain way to stop any behavior is tax it to death. Since I have to pay for those people that don't bother to get car insurance, health insursance why shouldn't illegals have to pay excessive taxes to offset the burden the create on our health and welfare system?

8. Giving amnesty to illegals is huge kick in the face to those legal immigrants that are doing it the legal way. The 'We are a nation of laws' way. It just isn't right.

But none of those things will happen. We are a society conditioned to conflict avoidance thereby inviting more conflict. Now we have 11 million foreigners in our country with an armed milita of 13,000 MS-13 gang members at the ready for an uprising. I think the lack of testicular fortitude and self-centered ambition in our politicians will eventually result in a blood-letting in one form or another.

I think inaction on the part of our government will bring about a rise in right-wing extremists or leftist union thuggery against these people to make them so threatend they leave on their own.

Of course the ultimate solution is instead of having them come to America we simply bring America to them and annex or occupy the northern provinces of Mexico to build a buffer zone similar to what the Warsaw Pact nations were to Russia. We've done it before over the same sort of issue. This time we don't give it back to them. Why not? It's apparent that the government of Mexico is a miserable failure incapable of or completely indifferent in providing opportunity to these people.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Where exactly is this 'War' ?

Population of Iraq = 26,074,906
Iraq Coalition Casualties 2006 = 167 as of this posting

Population of Los Angeles County = 9,519,338
LA County Casualties 2006 = 92 as of this posting

Iraq has about 2.74 times as many people as LA County so multiply by 2.74 to bias the LA County to equivalence to Iraq.

So if LA County had the population of the entire country of Iraq we could expect 247 people to have been murdered by now.

Death By Murder

Monday, April 03, 2006

A Ton of Cure

It stopped one global war against fanaticism.

Bad Attitude

Ya know, a good thing about America is that a nobody can run for Congress.

Unfortunately, sometimes they actually get elected.