Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thought crimes

This Washington Times editorial sums up the counter-argument against hate-crime laws nicely:

But the motivation isn't about punishing crime as much as it is about controlling certain thoughts and views. Once homosexuals become a special class protected by hate-crime legislation, the back door is open to prosecuting those who speak out against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Yesterday's House vote was really about creating thought crimes to further the liberal agenda.

Potomac fever worse than Swine Flu

How else could you explain the bizarre policies coming out of DC? For instance, Time reports that President Obama feels our fear about the growing flu epidemic:

At his news conference on Wednesday night, Obama also said that "every American should know that their entire government is taking the utmost precautions and preparations."

Good -- we agree there's a serious problem here. So what precautions are we taking?

Those measures include strengthening surveillance of travelers entering the U.S., examining and testing people who might be exhibiting flu-like symptoms and alerting U.S. citizens in Mexico, where the disease still seems to be at its worst. Meanwhile, other countries have placed far stronger restrictions on travel to Mexico, in an effort to cut off the spread of the disease.

OK, that makes sense -- let's eyeball people crossing the Mexican border into the US.

But wait a minute -- if it's important to scrutinize people we KNOW are entering the country from the SOURCE of the epidemic, shouldn't we do a little something extra about stopping the thousands who sneak across? Such as actually closing down that border? But Obama says -- no:

Speaking at a prime-time news conference marking his saying his100th day in office, Obama said health officials regarded it as pointless since the virus is already in the United States.

"From their perspective, it would be akin to closing the barn door after the horses are out, because we already have cases here in the United States," Obama said.

Even if horses are still getting out? Bringing more disease with them?

My head hurts.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A pre-emptive strike against Youth for Western Civilization?

Multiculturalism says all races and cultures are equal, but that some are more equal than others. Some -- well, just one in particular -- is so "less equal" than the others, it isn't even permitted to have defenders. A new organization for college students, Youth for Western Civilization, seeks to inspire Western youth on the "basis of pride in their American and Western heritage." And that raises the hackles of all the usual multicult enforcers:

Officials at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which identifies and tracks hate groups in the U.S., told FOXNews.com that the YWC is not currently on its list, but some of the group's views are "suspect," including the notion that Western civilization is somehow superior. ...

"We're definitely monitoring them," said SPLC spokewoman Heidi Beirich. "We will look at them for hate group status."

And by what criteria will this group of young conservatives be secretly -- and without the right of appeal -- condemned? The article suggests an answer:

Those opposed to YWC say its message teeters on hate speech and has no place at institutions of higher learning.

"'Western' is a veiled term that means 'white,'" University of North Carolina graduate student Tyler Oakley wrote in an e-mail to FOXNews.com.

And everyone knows that "white" means "evil." No doubt about it -- the Youth for Western Civilization will have to forget about defending their own culture and learn to embrace all races, like La Raza (translation: "Das Volk") and the Congressional Black Caucus.

And isn't it interesting that the supposedly "conservative" Fox News failed to mention that it was Mr. Oakley who organized the violent protest against the YWC's event featuring Tom Tancredo, and even bragged later how Tancredo "was not able to practice his hate speech." These days, self-righteousness trumps the First Amendment.

Orlando's immigrant groups uniting for Friday protest

The Orlando Sentinel reports local illegals plan to demonstrate for certain demands.(Question: did the Sentinel help publicize the Tea Party protests, too? Hmmm.) Seems the Orlando area illegal aliens have a beef with the country they invaded and now live off of, and they're not going to take it any more:

"We want to let the government and the public know that we have a problem," said Tirso Moreno, general coordinator of the Farmworker Association of Florida. "We can't wait any longer for the government to act."

Well, who can blame them? This country obviously exists to provide the wants of anyone who successfully breaks and enters. Their very reasonable demands include the following:

--A stop to raids and deportations of illegal immigrants who don't have criminal records.

--Support for the DREAM Act, which would legalize young immigrants who are students or serve in the military.

--A new version of the agricultural workers bill that would have legalized farm workers.

--A guest worker program with a path to permanent residency.

--Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants fleeing natural disasters and famine in their country.

In other words, they want us to pay for our own colonization and stop the token acts of resistance. Sounds fair.

But check out who their intended audience is for their show of outrage:

They will finish their demonstration across the street from the park at the offices of senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martínez. Similar demonstrations are planned in Miami, Tampa and several other Florida cities.

On Tuesday, Nelson said he favored some form of relief for Haitians. He said through a spokesman that their treatment is "one of the biggest inequities under our immigration systems."

In other words, the demonstrators will be preaching Open Borders to the Open Borders choir.

Quote of the day

"There are two ways to be free: to become rich, or to cut your needs to the bone." John Boyd, military strategist

We Need an Immigration Stimulus

Imagine some really bad person, for example, Steve Sailer or Charles Murray, or even J. Philippe Rushton, published an article claiming that native-born Americans were demonstrably smarter than the rest of the world.

Can you imagine how the multicults would howl?

So let's imagine instead that someone wrote the opposite -- than any immigrant is superior to any American.

Well, you don't have to imagine. Here it is, compliments of the Wall Street ("There shall be Open Borders") Journal:

Immigrants have had a disproportionate role in innovation and technology. Companies founded by immigrants include Yahoo, eBay and Google. Half of Silicon Valley start-ups were founded by immigrants, up from 25% a decade ago. Some 40% of patents in the U.S. are awarded to immigrants. A recent study by the Kauffman Foundation found that immigrants are 50% likelier to start businesses than natives. Immigrant-founded technology firms employ 450,000 workers in the U.S. And according to the National Venture Capital Association, immigrants have started one quarter of all U.S. venture-backed firms.

Let us bow before the Superior Ones as they wade ashore to stimulate and uplift us.

Whose flu is it, anyway?

Jews and Muslims are offended by the name "swine flu," and prefer the spreading pandemic be called "Mexican flu." Mexicans counter that name offends them, and prefer "North American flu."

I vote for "Open Borders Fever."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

With Swine Flu Cases Rising, Borders Are Tightened

Backward countries that still hold the old-fashioned belief that their primary function is to protect their citizens are resorting to -- brace yourselves -- restricting immigration to halt the spread of swine flu:

Countries around the world began tightening their border and immigration controls Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases of swine flu continued to rise. The number of deaths believed attributable to swine flu climbed to as many as 152 on Tuesday — all of them in Mexico...

But don't think for a moment the US would even consider such a move:

"We're already doing passive surveillance at the border," Napolitano said. "You would close the border if you thought you could contain the spread of disease, but the disease already is in a number of states within the United States."

Translation: Why close the barn doors now?

Monday, April 27, 2009

What about our stress tests?

Washington's Blog does a great job of explaining today's dizzying and troubling financial developments in terms even this ol' English major can understand. The downside, however, is that the more you grasp what DC is doing to our money system, the angrier you'll be. Then again, if we're to get out of this mess, we need much, much more good, old-fashioned outrage. Here are two posts to get you going:

Former Chief Accountant for the SEC: Bernanke and Paulson Broke the Law and Should be Prosecuted

Fed Admits "Stress Tests" Are a Sham

Protesters were right to shut down the racist Tancredo

That's the title of this posting on "The Marxist-Leninist" web page. These overt communists don't bother sugar-coating what they are or what they want. As a matter of fact, they draw the battle lines of the ongoing struggle for the survival of Christian, Western civilization so well, the best thing to do is let them speak for themselves:

Tancredo was invited by a new right-wing, racist organization, Youth for Western Civilization (YWC). Who is YWC? Their mission statement says they work “to create a culture that will promote the survival of Western Civilization and pride in Western heritage.” Compare that to the Ku Klux Klan, who say they are a “white rights political organization working to promote western Christian civilization.”

Do you see a substantive difference? I don’t.

Well, that couldn't be plainer -- any white who wants to preserve Western Civilization is a Klansman. No right of debate or appeal to even be considered. Of course, that's the same message Noel Ignatieff preaches when he claims that only a racist would object to the abolition of the white race. The Southern Poverty Law Center echoes this warped view when it equates border security activists with Nazis.

In the multicult/globalist mindset, their obvious moral superiority justifies "any means necessary" to silence dissenters, as the Marxist-Leninist posting makes clear:

That 200 students rose up to drown this hate speech out is not censorship or violating Tancredo’s ‘freedom of speech.’

The solidarity statement from United Students Against Sweatshops makes this point perfectly clear: “There is nothing in the First Amendment that guarantees anyone the right to a quiet audience or lack of a community response. In fact, the First Amendment actively encourages and protects a community response - including a loud, disruptive response - to people with the power of former Congressman Tancredo and the anti-immigrant policies he represents.”

This is the essence of a genuine right to freedom of speech and assembly - the right for the oppressed to confront the oppressor.

Right -- the rich, spoiled narcissists disrupting Tom Tancredo's peaceful presentation are oppressed.

"Deluded" would be a better word.

Fighting for Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama

A quiet remembrance of Confederate ancestors was threatened when Auburn City Councilman Arthur L. Dowdell removed Confederate flags from grave sites. His reason? The flags "offended him."

Public reaction in Auburn City was quick and forceful. With local police present, services continued. As the local paper observes:

Since then, Auburn Mayor Bill Ham released a statement saying Dowdell’s actions do not represent the city’s position and the graves are deeded, private property. Other Auburn council members expressed disapproval, as well. By Sunday night, more than 400 comments had been posted at http://www.oanow.com on the topic, and more than 3,700 votes had been cast in the site’s online poll. The majority expressed their disapproval of removing the flags.

You can contact Mr. Dowdell here to remind him of the laws concerning grave desecration.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Deadly new flu breaks out in Mexico

Uh-oh -- here's more hate speech filled with hate facts from the hate media:

A deadly strain of flu never seen before has killed as many as 61 people in Mexico and has spread into the United States, where several people were reported ill.

Mexico's government said on Friday that at least 16 people have died of the disease in central Mexico and that it may also have been responsible for 45 other deaths.

Doesn't Reuters know that if you believe uncontrolled, illegal immigration breeds "crime, disease and terrorism," you only reveal how bloated with hate you are? Where's the SPLC Inquisition when you need them?

We’re all Soviet snitches now.

Karen De Coster skewers the government's propaganda machine churning up fear about domestic terrorism. The accompanying video would be a real knee-slapper if it wasn't so Orwellian. It's supposed to "educate" us about all those suspicious white men in hoods and sunglasses who use binoculars in public parks. Think I'm kidding? See for yourself.



My favorite part is Servile Citizen Alert #5, instructing us to watch for "Suspicious People," which our handlers helpfully define as people "who just don't seem to belong." Huh? What happened to tolerance, and all that other multicult goo they've been cramming down our throats? How am I, servile citizen that I am, to know whether to embrace difference or report it to the authorities? DeCoster suggests an answer:

... the perception that these propaganda campaigns attempt to implant is that our greatest threat is domestic terrorism. They may be our friends, neighbors, the plumber-a lone guy on a park bench-or the church member who insists on homeschooling his kids. Either way, we need to learn how to ferret out those seditious types and report them to the Proper Authorities.

Yep, that's it -- it's those treacherous conservative types, those who reject the flattened globalist conformity our government demands, who're the real threat. That's the real purpose of "domestic terrorist" propaganda, to make us so fearful and distrusting of our neighbors that we remain isolated and helpless before the combined might of the paranoia-industrial-security complex.

Texas lawmakers might send 'cease and desist' to U.S. government

We have 50 productive regions shoveling in tax dollars, and one hungry tax pit that gives back nothing but waste and incompetence. Rather than being sucked down with it, the people of the States want to give DC and its ruling class the old heave-ho. Texas is in the forefront:

Note to Washington, D.C.: Texas is a sovereign state.

After Gov. Rick Perry's recent comments about some Texans talking secession from the union made national news, legislators are considering issuing a "cease and desist" order to the federal government.

"This state prefers, to the greatest extent possible, to control our own destiny," said Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Keller, one of several members co-sponsoring the measure. "We prefer that federal government limit the amount of federal mandates it forces upon the people of Texas."

House Concurrent Resolution 50, which claims sovereignty for Texas under the U.S. Constitution's 10th Amendment, was one of several proposals to go before the House State Affairs Committee late Tuesday.

Of course, the tax parasites, both high- and low-class, will scream "treason," "racism," blah-blah. But the simple fact is that big government is inherently unstable, unmanageable, and violent. The people have had enough, and change -- REAL change -- is in the air.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Counter-protest against UNC chapter of Youth for Western Civilization

These um, scholars turned out to protest Virgil Goode Jr.’s speech against floodtide immigration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last night. Be sure to catch "Crunchy Cat" at 1:10 in. Words cannot describe. The irony is that these folks are a living advertisement of what the YWC wants to prevent from spreading -- mindless self-hatred disguised as progressivism.



We used to refer to such people as "the Halloween Left," but that fails to adequately describe them. I'm thinking "The Island of Doctor Moreau" here.

State and Local Immigration Enforcement Efforts Are Working

Want border control? Don't expect DC to lift a finger -- it has its own agenda. As this report from the Heritage Foundation shows, the answer is to expand the 287(g) program, giving local communities the information to respond to illegal immigration:

Congress should recognize the valuable role that state and local law enforcement can and do play in keeping America safe, combating illegal immigration, and protecting the nation's borders--and encourage the growth and expansion of 287(g) and other similar programs.

And of course, the globalist multicults are steamed:

Despite the Obama administration's promise to act on immigration reform this year, a backlash against immigrants continues to rage countrywide. One result is a growing patchwork of hardline state and local policies aimed at curbing illegal immigration.

Even immigrant advocates focused now on mobilizing for reform acknowledge their battle will ultimately need to go beyond a Washington D.C.-legislated fix. The backlash against immigrants has sprung up in neighborhoods and far-flung localities, and also needs to be combated at the grassroots.

Can't let the little people in fly-over country think they can have self-government. Oh, no -- they might do something crazy -- like trying to preserve their way of life and protect their communities from immigrant gangs. So the multicults look to DC to put an end to local enforcement of immigration law. Will it happen? Seems they have reason to be optimistic:

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has launched a review of 287(g) and the program may be in for some changes, but department spokesman Matt Chandler acknowledge it remains popular with state and local law enforcement agencies.

Wonder what kind of changes Napolitano will make to 287(g)? Hmmm.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What do the leftists REALLY think about us?

The Tea Party protests weren't supposed to happen -- the ascension of Barack Obama clearly meant the arrival of a multicult, globalist paradise. So when Middle America surged in defiance of DC's latest power grab, the lefty pundits shrieked and moaned.

Music to my ears.

For example, this Leftist Chicken Little sees "racist extremists" taking over. Citing the SPLC's report on the increase in "hate groups" (translation: conservatives), with a few dire quotes from Mark Potok about the rise of "disturbing rhetoric" (translation: dissent), comes this eye-popping conclusion:

To DHS’s point, both McVeigh and Rudolph served in the U.S. military before becoming mass murderers and domestic, right-wing terrorists. McVeigh, of course, killed hundreds in the Oklahoma City bombing. Rudolph was responsible for the bombing at the Olympics in Atlanta and the bombing of numerous abortion clinics around the country.

The difference between then and now? Back then, the nut jobs weren’t receiving obvious prodding and encouragement from the conservative establishment. Back then, Newt Gingrich would not have lowered himself to even acknowledge someone like McVeigh. Now, Gingrich is basically the brains behind the Tax Day tea parties.

Got that? Those who joined the protests at the Tea Parties are just like Timothy McVeigh, a mass murderer.

But that's what passes for leftist thought these days: seething hatred of the middle class, a prickly sense of moral superiority, and runaway paranoia.

Napolitano: Canada let 9/11 hijackers into US

So -- Bush should've bombed Ottawa? It had just as much to do with 9/11 as Baghdad.

BBC writer appalled at "undiluted rage" at Tea Parties

The view from overseas is that "battle lines" are forming over Obama's Big-Government agenda:

More and more Republicans believe that President Obama and his team are using the crisis triggered by 9/14 - the day that Lehman brothers collapsed - to re-shape America, tamper with its free market fundamentals and turn it into a worker's paradise.

Now what makes the Tea Party protestors think Obama wants to "re-shape America" and complete its transition to an authoritarian state that demands its subjects to serve it? Maybe they got that idea from this gentleman:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.

And isn't it interesting that in announcing his $5.7 billion National Service Bill, the latest mega-project in Obama's New Reconstruction, he invoked the Holy Name of Abraham Lincoln?

So in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, let us remember that: "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

Or as another energetic politician once said, "All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." Benito Mussolini

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WANTED: Daniel Andreas San Diego for Eco-Terror Bombings

The FBI's top domestic terrorist is a man they describe as "an eco-terrorist, a vicious vegan with an ax to grind."

"Vicious vegan"? I love it! Anyway, here's what San Diego's done -- that is, so far:

Before dawn on Aug. 28, 2003, two homemade pipe bombs went off at the headquarters of Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology firm based in Emeryville, Calif. The second blast was time-delayed; the FBI suspects that may have been a tactic to harm emergency teams responding to the blast. ...

A month later, on Sept. 26, San Diego struck again, authorities say, this time leaving a bomb strapped with nails at the Pleasanton, Calif., headquarters of Shaklee Corporation ...

But everyone knows that small-government, home-schooling Christians who daily think horrendous thought crimes are a greater threat than idealistic leftists who only plant bombs.

Silly FBI!

1,800 + Financial Institutions at Risk of Failure

Why does the stock market keep slipping, despite Obama's seasoned and steady leadership? Maybe it's BECAUSE of his policies. As Reuters reports:

The debt crisis is much greater than the government has reported, according to the white paper. The FDIC`s "Problem List" of troubled banks includes 252 institutions with assets of $159 billion. The updated review by Weiss Research,
however, shows that 1,816 banks and thrifts are at risk of failure, with total assets of $4.67 trillion, compared to 1,568 institutions, with $2.32 trillion in
total assets in prior quarter.

But -- our government wouldn't lie to us, would it? Or would it?

Fire Napolitano!

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Napolitano: Illegal Immigration NOT a Crime?

Of course, the real crime is DC's anti-American, globalist agenda. As the Heritage Foundation blog observes:

This ‘interpretation’ of the law by Secretary Napolitano seems to be the latest in an effort by the Obama Administration to scale back interior immigration enforcement efforts in the United States. As recently as March 28th, Napolitano made the decision to delay a series of immigration raids and other workplace actions aimed at finding illegal workers. At the same time, both President Obama and Secretary Napolitano have announced new initiatives intending to send the message that they take the issues at the southern border seriously. But the Administration cannot fight cartels while ignoring illegal immigration—people smuggling is part of the problem, not a separate issue.

True. But this overlooks the real problem, and that's the Federal government's self-serving agenda. That agenda calls for flooding this country with cheap, exploitable labor that will vote for even bigger government, and pursuing policies, such as tightening control over gun ownership, which further expands DC's power over us.

All in the name of protecting us. Slick, huh?

The Battle of San Jacinto

To a Free Texas!

To the roar of "Remember the Alamo!" Texans stormed Santa Anna's position on this date and secured Texan Independence, freeing themselves from Mexico.

Odd, but there's no mention of this on the desktop appointment book published by the Baldwin Cooke company of New York, though it does highlight Cinco de Mayo. I guess the anniversary of San Jacinto isn't deemed important anymore since DC is busily nullifying Texan independence from Mexican rule through its Open Borders policies.

No wonder Texans shout "Secession!" at anti-DC rallies.

Ron Paul on Secession


Have we found our Jefferson Davis?

Listen to Hannity squeal about domestic spying

"If you disagree with that liberal path that President Obama's taken the country down, you may soon catch the attention of the Department of Homeland Security." Sean Hannity, Neocon windbag, on the DHS report about the "right-wing menace."

Hey, Sean, where were you when many of us warned that REAL conservatives would never agree to sacrificing American troops to advance some fuzzy notion of universal human rights? Or when we warned that the authoritarian powers claimed by the Bush regime could soon be used by his lefty successors?

Big Government, whether run by Democrats or Republicans, is the greatest enemy to freedom. When will they ever learn?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Is criticism of Obama racist?

Yes -- according to these well-known liberals:

On Thursday's "Countdown," MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and his guest Janeane Garofalo defamed fellow citizens who attended the prior day's Tea Parties with the same vitriolic contempt.

Garofalo actually called Party-goers "a bunch of teabagging rednecks," adding "this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."

This lefty blogger is a bit more explicit:

I’ve been parsing the words and the racists have been very careful to cover their tracks and fury that a black man is President. But not well enough. I’m starting to become pretty convinced at this point that “socialist” is a some kind of code word for “nigger”.

So is it racist to oppose Obama's Big-Government-gone-wild agenda? Yes.

That's because the word "racism" is a snare disguised as a legitimate phrase for clarifying political discourse. In fact, the word "racism" is entirely modern, and of purebred Marxist stock. The Soviets, who were the first Marxists in power, invented it as a condemnation of those ethnic groups who stubbornly refused to surrender their traditions and submit to the enlightened rule of the communist commissars. Like many other propaganda terms, it was not so much a philosophical concept as it was a loaded phrase designed to intimidate and silence critics.

Then as now, the term "racist" is a cluster bomb that implies both backwardness and xenophobia. The first usage of the term "racist" in print appeared in Leon Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution, in which he characterized Russian patriotism as "the messianism of backwardism" and dismissed as "Racists" those who explained conflicts in nationalistic terms:

"Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. Mark remarked upon this theme: "In the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick the Second upon the French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilised slaves to train them." This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the 'Racists.'"

Therefore, in the Marxist lexicon, loyalty to one's cultural traditions, including the way you talk, the faith you profess, and your political traditions, is a manifestation of a fear of progress, and progress, as we all know, is the inevitable movement toward globalism and universalism that Marxism promised. Love of one's own people and their traditions is not love, but hatred of others.

Which is why the very word should not be in our vocabulary. Avoid it like you would a poisoned spike pit.

Janet Reno honored with "lifetime achievement award"

No, really:

Reno praised violence prevention programs and the current direction of the Justice Department.

"Now I can look at America and think this is a nation that is responding in the most intelligent way possible to deal with violence, especially domestic violence," said Reno, accepting the award.

Let's not forget that the most outstanding achievement in her career was to pre-empt any theoretical domestic violence in Waco by assaulting a religious community, killing 76 people, including 20 children and two pregnant women. There. No more threat.

We had to destroy the village in order to save it.

It gets better:

Reno's oft-criticized decision to send Elián, then nearly 6, back to his father in Cuba actually reflected her love for children and family, said Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Uhh -- right. We remember what Janet Reno did for little Elián:

Auntie Janet says 'hi'.

If storming the private home of a child's relatives and forcing them to surrender the child at gunpoint, then sending him to Cuba to be raised a good communist doesn't prove love of children and family, I don't know what does. After all, who could argue with Morris Dees?

Wow. I couldn't make up stuff like this.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Is Secession Anti-American? Round II

As much as it pains me to link to anything related to Neocon chatterbox Sean Hannity, this poll of his listeners is REALLY interesting -- so far, 58% voted "NO" to the question, "Is Secession Anti-American?"

Now, this is not a valid poll, since it's from a self-selecting population -- but the fact that the pro-war, any war, "My Government Is Always Right!" crowd supports secession is VERY interesting.

But that's what happens when you live in interesting times.

Is Secession 'Anti-American'?

When Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped the "S" bomb at a Texan Tea Party protest, the government supremacists howled. This is typical:

... Rick Perry hates America. He hates our country. Governor Perry is no patriot. Nor is anyone else who winks and flirts with those who want to tear apart our nation. Let's call it what it is.

In another entry, the same blogger denies the 10th Amendment includes the right of withdrawing from the Union:

According to Karl-Thoma Mussellman (what a name!), "Well, regardless of how Rick Perry feels, and the fact that we fought a war back in the 1800's that kind of settled the issue, and the fact that a 5-3 Supreme Court decision kind of settled the issue, well, you get the point."

Mind-boggling, isn't it? Those two "arguments" always knock me for a loop. We're supposed to believe that 1) Principles of Constitutional law are rightly settled by firepower and 2)Only the Federal government can decide how much power it has.

Who could argue with that unimpeachable logic?

And of course, the central government's outsourced Inquisition, the Southern Poverty Law Center, issued a fatwa against the Tea Party protests because they supposedly attracted "hate groups and nativist extremists." (Funny how there are no "alienist" extremists -- but that's for another blog entry and another time.) And others, including Texas State Rep. Jim Dunnam, condemned Governor Perry for invoking secession.

So Larry Beane's spirited defense of the right of secession in today's Lew Rockwell is especially welcome. As he reminds us:

... according to the Constitution, the states are the boss of the union, not the other way around. This is why leaders of the Texas state legislature, backed eloquently by Gov. Rick Perry, are reminding the bloated federal apparatus of its proper place as servant of the states. And Texas is not alone.

And he concludes:

Far from being anti-American – secession, resistance against tyranny, and the right to self-government are quintessentially American, and are the hallmarks of all free peoples around the world. And what could be more ironic than the very epicenter of the overextended federal government being named after the chief of the American secessionists?

I know what could be more ironic -- the notion that "patriotic," so-called conservatives could believe total submission to the central government is the essense of being a loyal American.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea Party Protesters Are "Neo-Nazis, Militias, Secessionists and Racists"

Yikes! Secessionists? Like William Wallace? George Washington? Thomas Jefferson?

Pretty scary, huh?

So, who's using such defamatory language to discredit the Tea Party protests against socialism and unbearable tax burdens? Sounds like something our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center would say. But that's not who's saying this -- it's leaders in the Democratic Party:

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis...

In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.

The point, of course, is to de-legitimize the opposition. So where did this idea come from that opposing the Federal government makes you a bad person?

Clearly, this is an area where the SPLC shines. It's what they do. Take this SPLC smear piece, for example, with the revealing title, "Hate Groups and Nativist Extremists Crashing ‘Tea Parties’." And the recent government reports maligning conservative activists as potential terrorists had the SPLC's thumbprints all over it. Immigration activist William Gheen called the SPLC on this after Missouri law enforcement recycled SPLC accusations. Naturally, the SPLC retorted with their one of their typical "What? Little ol' us?" releases:

When Missouri law enforcement officers prepared a controversial report linking some right-wing organizations to the growing militia movement, anti-illegal immigration activist William Gheen knew just who to blame: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ...

And what do SPLC and the ADL have to do with all of this? The SPLC was cited as among the sources from which the Missouri report drew conclusions. In his advisory, Gheen wrote that “we felt that the false connections, pseudo research and political attacks found in these documents could have been penned by the SPLC and ADL.”

But in fact, SPLC did not “pen” any part of the report. “The SPLC was not involved in any way in the preparation of this report,” said Mark Potok, director of SPLC’s Intelligence Project.

Got that? Why, the SPLC didn't "pen" the report -- they were only "cited as among the sources." Cute, eh?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quote of the day

"Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that." Texas Governor Rick Perry

Mark this date on your calendars -- secession is mainstream.

Protesters drown out immigration opponent

The multicult brownshirts who silenced Congressman Tom Tancredo have stirred up quite a backlash. What's amazing is that it's not just the conservative wing of the Internet that's spreading the word, but even the mainstream press is providing objective coverage. That includes, believe it or not, the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer:

On Wednesday, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp and UNC System President Erskine Bowles both telephoned former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., to apologize after student protesters shouted him down as he tried to give a speech. Students smashed a window a few feet from where he stood and blocked his face with a banner that said, “No One Is Illegal.”

And the wonderment does not end there -- the story even mentions how the event was sponsored by the UNC chapter of Youth for Western Civilization -- and does NOT include the obligatory canned quote from the Southern Poverty Law Center condemning young people who fail to happily support the self-immolation of their culture.

We are indeed living in interesting times ...

UPDATE:

Check out these jaw-dropping details from the Raleigh News and Observer:

Inside the classroom, several student protesters screamed curses at Tancredo and Riley Matheson, president of the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter of Youth for Western Civilization.

"This is the free speech crowd, right?" Tancredo joked.

UNC-CH geography professor Alpha Cravey joined protesters in chanting the names of Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. ...

Tancredo was escorted from the room by campus police.

About 200 protesters reconvened outside the building. "We shut him down; no racists in our town," they shouted. "Yes, racists, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!"

Reached by phone after his departure, Tancredo said he had never been silenced by protesters, even at American University where 400 of them recently attended one of his speeches.

Police spokesman Randy Young said he couldn't recall student protesters shutting down another campus event.

"We know where you sleep at night!"

In case you missed it, that was a threat.

Welcome to the glorious Age of Tolerance.

And you can drop Dr. Cravey a note about his assault on Western civilization and Western rights by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Georgia Senate endorses radical idea

That's how the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jay Bookman (click here to send him email) describes the Georgia Senate's affirmation of the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

Yep. Pretty radical stuff. And like many other folks who've had it with this out-of-control, anti-Christian, socialist empire, they meant it. But Bookman doesn't like it one bit:

It wasn’t quite the firing on Fort Sumter that launched the Civil War. But on April 1, your Georgia Senate did threaten by a vote of 43-1 to secede from and even disband the United States.

What really irks Bookman is that the Georgia Senate vote endorses what he calls "radical right-wing" groups, including

... the League of the South, which still pines for the cause of an “independent South” and believes that “Southern society is radically different from the society impressed upon it by an alien occupier.”

You have to question the judgment of those who would have any truck whatsoever with such nonsense, and who would jeopardize the reputation of the Georgia Senate to lend aid and comfort to such radical causes and fringe groups.

Hey, Bookman -- check out the reports on the stirrings of resistance rippling throughout the country. Ask yourself who's more in tune with the people, groups like the League of the South, or your typical liberal elitist newspaper editor, and then decide who's really in the fringe.

"TEXANS SERVING TEXAS"

The following ties in nicely with our previous post about Texas secession. It's not a "what if?" or futuristic fantasy; it's from the actual web site for the Texas Military Forces. It gives some idea of just how feasible Texan independence really is.

The Texas State Guard (TXSG) is one of three branches of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF), reporting to The Texas Adjutant General located at Texas Military Forces HQ, Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas. The Commander in Chief of the Texas Military Forces is the Governor of Texas. The other two branches are the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) and the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG).

Texan Independence. An idea whose time has returned.

The New Texas Secession?

From Fox News:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights.

Perry told the Austin crowd Wednesday that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principals. He says the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation and spending.

During his speech to hundreds in a U.S. flag-waving crowd, there were several shouts of "Secede!"

The genie's out of the bottle, folks. Empires cannot be reformed. The DC empire is too big to NOT fail.

Tom Tancredo Event at UNC Shut Down By Violence



The ruckus begins at 2:30 in. Multicult thugs shut down Tom Tancredo's address to students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Security looks on helplessly.

Think these "tolerance thugs" were emboldened by the Obama Administration's demonization of conservatives?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Barack Obama rocks!

I've got my eyes on you!

Here, Phil Spector reminds us that while you don't have to be insane to be a happy citizen of the multicult Empire, it sure helps. Photo from Drudge.

"War on Terror" now the "War on Freedom"

Here comes the crackdown on free speech in this country -- and, just as we feared, it's coming from a leftist Federal government. But let's not forget how it all started when the "conservative" Bush administration claimed new powers to conduct secret searches and suspend the rights of any American -- ANY American -- on the whim of a government official.

All to protect our freedom, of course.

We've frequently pointed out the shared ideological roots of Big-Government interventionists in foreign and domestic policy as multicult-globalist. This disturbing report, however, openly declares conservatives -- that is, real conservatives who want to preserve our traditional culture -- as enemies of the Empire:

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.

Could this be any clearer? An "extremist" is anyone who objects to globalization and the growth of the central government. If you believe the Constitution sets limits to the power of the Federal government, and, God help you, even want to support candidates who believe the same, you're a dangerous extremist.

The irony of all this is that the pro-war, any war crowd is now hoisted on its own petard, seeing as how it joined DC's amen corner in condemning opponents to DC's aggressive wars and domestic surveillance as "unpatriotic," as well as "anti-Semitic." Now they're being painted by the same brush.

And do you smell that? It's the unmistakable odor of the central government's outsourced Inquisition, the Southern Poverty Law Center, behind all this. As the Washington Times article concludes, Mark Potok, the SPLC's director of its "intelligence project," is simply giddy with this display of his organization's power to quash dissent:

Mr. Potok added that he was generally pleased with the report.

"Basically, the report tracks fairly closely with what we have been saying for some time now. They mention us a couple of times, though not by name," he said.

If Count Potokula is happy, we'd better be afraid. Very afraid.

Texas governor backs State sovereignty resolution

The rebellion is growing. Spread the word.

Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states’ rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Top 10 Signs You Are Living in a Banana Republic

Wonder how it is everything's going to hell with such little fanfare? Prepare to be rudely educated.

Afghanistan: Obama's Vietnam?

How Obama could end up as JFK and LBJ rolled up into one.

The Jackson $5 million?

Our hearts fluttered when we first reported on this blossoming scandal involving an anti-Southern bigot back in December. But this report turns up the heat a bit with more specific revelations:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s camp was told last year that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) would raise up to $5 million in campaign cash for the ex-governor if he was appointed to President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

The overture came from at least two members of the local Indian community who approached the Blagojevich fund-raising team last fall, sources say.

Since we're in the middle of Dogwood Winter now, it's only fitting we get to have Christmas, too.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Iraq still a great victory

The Good Empire's goodness is just so good, everyone wants to be invaded by it. Check out these headlines on the sixth anniversary of the victorious victory that never ends:

5 US troops killed in suicide bombing

Thousands of Iraqis protest US occupation

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 US-Allied Sunni Fighters in Iraq

Latest Baghdad Bombings Raise Fears That Calm May End

Why Big Government always wins

Big Government always wins because both wings of the single-party ruling elite support it, as this Politico cartoon illustrates:

Welcome to the District of Corruption

Both Democrats and Republicans yap about "freedom" and "rights," but every initiative to advance those goals always empowers the government and diminishes individual liberty. Always.

In the name of "freedom," liberals undermine property rights and freedom of association. All to protect helpless minorities from discrimination, of course.

In the name of "freedom," conservatives undermine the Bill of Rights with warrantless wiretaps and searches. All to protect us from terrorists, you see.

Oh, and by the way, these new programs will require more tax dollars — which our handlers will take from us and spend for us.

But that band saw slicing away at our liberties has a hellacious return stroke. No matter which way it cuts, it's our freedom being carved. And even liberals see exactly what Obama's actually doing despite his assurances he's restoring the rule of law:

The fact that Keith Olbermann, an intense Obama supporter, spent the first ten minutes of his show attacking Obama for replicating (and, in this instance, actually surpassing) some of the worst Bush/Cheney abuses of executive power and secrecy claims reflects just how extreme is the conduct of the Obama DOJ here. Just as revealingly, the top recommended Kos diary today (voted by the compulsively pro-Obama Kos readership) is one devoted to attacking Obama for his embrace of Bush/Cheney secrecy and immunity doctrines.

But! Most liberals will continue to support Obama because he's giving them what they want, such as socialized medicine, global warming initiatives, control of banks, etc. Remember how conservatives continued to support Bush despite his amnesty bill for illegal aliens? He'd given conservatives glorious military victories to brag about, so why not tolerate a few tens of millions of Third-World colonizers?

Notice that both Democrats and Republicans in DC support a powerful military and an aggressive foreign policy. Both know what the basis of their power is. Their only dispute is what to do with it. Mere details.

And freedom continues to die, one cut after another.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

REMEMBER APPOMATTOX!

Lest we forget ...

"The consolidation of the States into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor
of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it." Robert E. Lee, 1866

"I grieve more for what was lost at Appomattox than I rejoice at what was gained at Waterloo." Lord Acton, 1866

Crew seizes control from pirates

If the American crew of the Maersk Alabama can re-take control from lawless barbarians, maybe there's hope here at home.

Obama expands Bush's wiretapping program

A leftist gladly accepts and runs with the new powers claimed by his "conservative" predecessor:

In a stunning defense of President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program, President Barack Obama has broadened the government's legal argument for immunizing his Administration and government agencies from lawsuits surrounding the National Security Agency's eavesdropping efforts.

In fact, a close read of a government filing last Friday reveals that the Obama Administration has gone beyond any previous legal claims put forth by former President Bush.

This is no surprise, at least, not to paleoconservatives. Obama's agenda is nothing but the next phase of the Neocon agenda to centralize power and globalize the American nation. The pro-war, any war crowd cheered on their Beloved Leader Bush when he claimed the power to authorize warrantless wiretaps. I wonder how they'll react now that a leftist president asserts the same?

Or will they become unpatriotic conservatives?

DC Council Vote Puts Gay Marriage in Front of Congress

Here's what the "big deal" is about Vermont's "gay marriage" bill and DC's recognition of it:

D.C. could be the next battleground over gay marriage.

A preliminary vote by the city council to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere puts the issue on a path to Congress, which has final say over D.C.'s laws.

After the legislation receives final approval from the council, which is supposed to come next month, the bill is then subject to a 30-day congressional review.

And check out the implications of this, as the article continues:

That review could be the new Congress' first opportunity to signal its appetite for re-examining the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allows states to do the same.

Catch that? The Defense of Marriage Act "allows" the people of the States to regulate something they never delegated to Congress. In the name of defending traditional marriage, we were suckered into acknowledging DC's claim to ultimate sovereignty.

That's a trap. And we let ourselves slip right into it.

The return of amnesty

Obama's Reconstruction Agenda plows on:

Some White House officials said immigration would not take precedence over the health care and energy proposals that Obama has identified as priorities. But the timetable is consistent with pledges that Obama made to Latino groups in last year's campaign.

He said then that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Obama in the election.

I wonder how they'll vote?

No wonder this is a priority -- there's the next election to plan for, and everyone who lives in the real world knows the demographic upheaval shaking this country will have serious political consequences, as the previous election clearly demonstrated.

Is Capitalism Better Than Socialism?

This should get your attention. It says a lot about the future direction of this country:

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.

More disturbingly, younger people are even more trusting of socialism.

The government schools are doing their jobs, aren't they? It's times like this when we have to recall Richard Weaver's observation about how ideas have consequences. And the consequences of surrendering all to a powerful central government have just started.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing

Why sit around like anesthetized chipmunks and wait for the Fed to drag us all down? Instead, local communities can take control of their own financial systems by issuing their own currency. It's a idea whose time has returned:

A small but growing number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money. Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, they are aiming to help consumers make ends meet and support struggling local businesses.

The systems generally work like this: Businesses and individuals form a network to print currency. Shoppers buy it at a discount — say, 95 cents for $1 value — and spend the full value at stores that accept the currency.

Workers with dwindling wages are paying for groceries, yoga classes and fuel with Detroit Cheers, Ithaca Hours in New York, Plenty in North Carolina or BerkShares in Massachusetts.

Fraud behind the crisis

Of course -- because the DC empire is based on fraud, from the revisionist history drilled into victims in the government schools, to the nonsensical re-reading of our founding documents, and to the present monetary shell game of the Fed, it's all based on fraud. And it works just fine -- until reality kicks you in the teeth:

William K. Black was the senior regulator during the S&L crisis, and an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri (bio).

Black says that massive fraud is what caused the economic crisis. As one example, he explains that everyone involved knew that the CDOs which packaged subprime loans were not AAA credit-worthy (which means that they are completely risk-free). He also said that the exotic instruments (CDOs, CDS, etc.) which spun the mortgages into more and more abstract investments were intentionally created to defraud investors.

The most realistic model for Uncle Sam would have to include Barry Bonds' steroid-soaked body and Bernie Madoff's face.

Obama makes surprise visit to Baghdad

The troops cheered his announcement that their time in Iraq was nearly over. So, if Obama popped in at Camp Victory to proclaim victory to victorious American troops, why the secrecy?

For a pretty good reason, as the article goes on to explain:

The number of violent incidents in Baghdad has been increasing: Six car bombs exploded in the capital the day before Obama's visit, killing 36 people. Another detonated Tuesday before he arrived, killing nine more. The attacks all targeted Shiite neighborhoods, hinting at rising sectarian tensions.

In the happy world of American Triumphalism, Iraq is indeed a magnificent victory over Iraqi Muslims who were halted just in time before they enslaved the United States of America with WMD Saddam cleverly hid in Syria. With Saddam properly stretched on the gallows, grateful Iraqis now stay busy forming Rotary Clubs and re-naming streets after members of the Bush administration.

If such a world truly existed, though, the President of the US would go on TV a week before his trip and announce he planned to stroll through the busiest open-air marketplace in greater downtown Baghdad to buy a rug from Honest Habib, the "Carpet King" of Baghdad.

But of course, such a world doesn't really exist. And Obama knows it.

More hate speech against Mexicans

Well, the Charlotte Observer is at it again. Not content to publish hate data linking uncontrolled immigration to drug trafficking, it's now releasing hate data that exposes how uncontrolled immigration is linked to sex trafficking:

Women and girls as young as 16 were smuggled into this country from Mexico and brought to Charlotte to work as prostitutes. For $25 and $30, authorities said, they performed sex acts – sometimes with 20 men a day.

Jorge Flores Rojas, a 44-year- old undocumented Mexican national accused of running the sex trafficking ring, has been sentenced in Charlotte to 24 years in prison, authorities said Tuesday. He was ordered to pay $117,000 in restitution to one woman. He also must register as a sex offender.

Ok, so he has to register as a sex offender. Is deportation simply out of the question? It's not mentioned in the article, and darned if I can figure out why.

The piece goes on to explore this case in context: Bottom line, this is NOT an isolated incident:

In 2006, law enforcement authorities told the Observer that Hispanic women were brought in and out of Charlotte every week to work at brothels connected to sex-trafficking rings on the East Coast.

At night, men lined up outside the houses to wait their turn with young Latino women held as sex slaves. A typical session lasted 15 minutes and cost each customer about $30, undercover officers said. Some women had sex with dozens of men a night.

Authorities said dozens of such rings were operating in the region. ...

The trafficking rings grow out of the Carolinas' influx of illegal immigrants.

So here's the deal: The more illegal immigration you have, the more illegal this, that, and the other you get. Even the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer can see it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Coming soon to your home town

Vermont legalizes gay marriage

D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Other States' Gay Marriages

Isn't it nice to be part of such a tolerant empire? Whether you want to be or not?

Ex-president faces jail time

Here's an interesting tidbit from the BBC:

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

At the end of a 15-month trial, judges found him guilty of two death-squad killings of 25 people during the conflict with guerrillas in the 1990s.

Human rights groups realize just how big this is. How big? Well, it sets a precedent they hope to see repeated:

"It is not every day when a former head of state is convicted for human rights violations such as torture, kidnapping and enforced disappearances.

"We hope that it is just the first of many trials in both Latin America and throughout the world."

Throughout the world? Could they mean -- here?

A Spanish court has initiated criminal proceedings against six former officials of the Bush administration. John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, William Haynes and Douglas Feith may face charges in Spain for authorizing torture at Guantánamo Bay.

If arrest warrants are issued, Spain and any of the other 24 countries that are parties to European extradition conventions could arrest these six men when they travel abroad.

Relax, Bushies. This only applies where there's still the rule of law. Nothing to worry about ...

What Big Government "Conservatives" think

Daniel McCarthy skewers the National Review belief system. Of course, this pretty much characterizes Neocons, liberals, Country Club Republicans, etc, as well. I thought this was precisely on target:

Although America has made some mistakes in the past, those failings have been substantially rectified and to dwell upon them is anti-American. Evils that can be pinned specifically on Southerners, however, may be discussed without any suspicion of anti-Americanism. For these purposes, the South is a foreign country, like Germany.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The End of the World is nigh

How else could you explain this news story from the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer:

Mexican drug traffickers have turned Charlotte into a key distribution point for “black tar” heroin in North Carolina. ...

The U.S. Department of Justice's 2009 National Drug Threat Assessment identified Charlotte as one of 230 cities where Mexican traffickers “maintain drug distribution networks” to sell cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines and heroin.

John Emerson, assistant special agent in charge for the N.C. bureau of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, said Mexican drug organizations have taken over most of the Charlotte heroin market while Colombian heroin feeds addicts in Raleigh-Durham. ...

Federal drug-enforcement officials said the increase in drug trafficking is a direct correlation with immigration.

Charlotte has one of the country's fastest growing immigrant populations. An estimated 390,000 illegal immigrants live in North Carolina, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

This is more than I can deal with in one reading. The Observer, mind you, has a policy of featuring stories with bright color photos of beaming immigrants and the wonderful blessings they bring to our otherwise dreary community. For this lefty rag to admit there are bad eggs in the immigrant population is amazing; to simply use the term "illegal" instead of the approved "undocumented" is completely out of the blue. But the Observer's admission that uncontrolled immigration directly correlates to crime is more than I can handle.

Who would've thought they'd have to resort to printing the truth? They must be REALLY desperate to attract readership.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Kidnapping problem grips Phoenix

Open Borders -- the gift that just keeps on giving. Here's the latest unintended consequence from this disastrous and addled experiment in demographic revolution -- an epidemic of kidnappings. Note this report isn't from a US source, but the BBC. Wonder why it's not on the cover of the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal? Hmmm...

Sergeant Tommy Thompson greeted us with a smile and a proposal. "There's just been a kidnapping on 38th and Portland, wanna come along?"

We had gone to meet him to discuss the wave of abductions that has been sweeping the city of Phoenix.

Officially, there were 368 last year - about one a day.

But, unofficially, the authorities acknowledge there have been many more.

Almost all are connected to people-smuggling and drug-smuggling rings, confined to the Spanish-speaking immigrant communities. ...

With drug-related violence increasing dramatically south of the border, he is worried about the consequences of failing to tackle the problems underlying the kidnappings.

"They had 6,200 casualties in Mexico last year. Almost 1,200 already this year," he said.

"That that kind of open warfare could sweep into the United States is the most immediate problem to be averted... and I believe it's going to take an awful lot of effort to do that."

Yes, he's right. But what kind of effort?

I know -- a diversity seminar!

Binghamton Bloodbath

"I don't like America. America sucks."

That's what Jiverly Wong, the Vietnamese immigrant who killed 14 people at an American reconstruction immigrant services center yesterday, felt about the country he'd lived in for 8 years.

So -- d'ya think the Shapers of Approved Thought would conclude we oughta be a little more careful about who we let into this country?

Just kidding. Here's what they think we should think:

Details of the Binghamton killing spree are still coming into view, but the broad outlines are unsettling, familiar, and as senseless as we have come to expect. The crime scene was a support center for immigrants. The body count was in the double-digits. And innocents were lost once again - the fourth mass shooting in the U.S. in as many weeks. The weapon du jour: handguns.

"It's real peaceful around here," a local woman told a TV reporter. "I can't believe it happened." But with the death toll at 44 and counting from just the recent shootings, the surprise should just about be wearing off on the rest of us, Holder and Napolitano included, and be replaced by something on the order of outrage, disgust and, yes, widespread indignation.

Well, I'm feeling "outrage, disgust and, yes, widespread indignation" about this, but not the kind I'm supposed to feel. And notice there's no mention that an immigrant committed this crime. The problem, you see, is the availability of handguns, which apparently have the power to seek out and murder innocents by themselves. Kinda like a Terminator.

Never mind that this murder spree took place in a gun-free zone. If only someone had told Wong.

But this is oh-so-typical of Shapers of Approved Thought. The idea of tightening the floodgates against the ongoing deluge of Third-World immigration isn't even conceivable. The only possible response to this rampage is to expand the power of government, taking away power from the people.

Again, solutions are never the answer -- the only possible answer to every problem is growing government.

Friday, April 3, 2009

John Edwards investigation reported

Well, ain't this interesting:

The National Enquirer reported on its Web site that a federal grand jury in Raleigh is investigating whether former Sen. John Edwards violated campaign-finance laws in his bid for president in 2008 by making payments to Rielle Hunter, his admitted mistress.

U.S. Attorney George Holding said Thursday that he "was not going to confirm or deny any investigation" regarding Edwards.

This story has it all -- a rat of a husband cheating on his sick wife, a wealthy attorney in an embarrassing sexual liason, a self-righteous liberal caught in a shameful lie -- folks, it just doesn't get any better than this!

Makes you feel pretty, doesn't it?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Obama bows to Saudi king


Keep your eyes on the left screen at :55 in.

What's wrong with Obama, anyway? Doesn't he know American presidents are supposed to kiss Muslim despots?

Episcopal minister defrocked after becoming a Muslim

Well, you know how intolerant those Episcopalians are ...

But check out this killer quote: "Being a Muslim makes me a better Christian."

Well, why not? These days, we're supposed to believe that letting an alien population colonize us will make America better. Why not let an alien religion improve our traditional faith?

Welcome to the Age of Whatever.

Quote for the day

Who cares what politicians do? We've got a game to watch!

"Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother's holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's making sure you're fully absorbed... and this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world."

Chuck Palahniuk

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More fun with statues!

One must always go forward - or go back. Vladimir Lenin

BBC photo of Lenin "with a gaping hole in his rear."

Not a good day for statues.

Face of SPLC founder mysteriously appears on monument

Washington, DC - April 1, 2009 - Some dismiss it as nothing but a random stain on century-old bronze. But others, such as Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, claim the image of the SPLC's founder, Morris Dees, is "clearly evident" on the bronze equestrian statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman in Washington, DC.

"It's no coincidence the image of Morris Dees should appear on the General Sherman monument at this time," says Potok. "Just as Sherman was the Great Liberator who freed millions in the South, Morris Dees is the Great Litigator who made millions in the South."

The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. G.K. Chesterton

Indeed, members of the SPLC inner circle are convinced there's profound significance in the timing of the appearance of Morris Dees' image on the General Sherman statue.

Potok is one of them. "We recently elected a black president of the United States," he says. "President Obama often reminds us how he draws inspiration from Abraham Lincoln, who was General Sherman's commander-in-chief."

Other SPLC followers remind non-believers the General Sherman statue is located at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, directly beside the White House. "And the resemblance to Our Beloved Leader is clear and chilling," says Heidi Beirich, an SPLC intern. "This unexplained phenomenon makes this monument a sacred icon to our faith, one that any passerby can easily see and revere."

Not everyone agrees. Reid Somers, one of the caretakers of DC's public monuments, says he doesn't see what Beirich and others claim has formed on the statue's patina. "It looks like an ordinary stain to me," he told the Washington Observer. "Nothing but pigeon poop and a little rust. I've looked up at this thing from every angle, and all I see is a horse's ass."

Potok keeps his patience with those who fail to see the resemblance. "The appearance of The One at this location, on that significant part of the statue, cannot be disputed. I'm as certain of this as anything I've ever told the press."