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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Thank You

I know many have seen this somber reminder but today is the day to share it once more.


It is the
VETERAN
,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
VETERAN
who
salutes the Flag,

It is the
VETERAN

who serves under the Flag,

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.




Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blame Game


Blaming Presidents for natural and man-made disasters is like blaming washing the car for a rainstorm. Just as I did not blame President Bush because hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf states, and Louisiana happened to be run by the most incompetent boobs ever assembled in one locality, I do not blame President Obama because incompetent morons at BP decided to use seawater instead of special fluid on the deep water oil rig. What in the heck is President Obama supposed to do with the oil well leak? Experts are working day and night to find a way to plug this leak and I am confident of that. Unfortunately they have not been successful yet. I wonder about the intelligence of people calling for Obama to do something. Like what, send in the military to bomb the oil spill? He may be getting bad advice on hesitating when Louisiana Governor Jindal wanted to create a sand barrier off the Louisiana coast. Although I disagree with many things President Obama does I know there isn’t a person on earth who wants the oil leak plugged more than him. He’s beginning to understand how President Bush felt during Katrina as he gets blamed for a catastrophe he didn’t cause and must rely on the best possible advice and professionals under him to solve. I’m praying the problem solvers find a solution soon.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Retaliation?


US plots Pakistan strike if Taliban pull off major attack inside America. This is the kind of headline we get when immigration, both legal and illegal, from countries with terrorist ties in the Middle East infiltrate unchecked. After 9/11 all immigration from the Middle East should have been halted and our borders secured with no holds barred militarization. After the worst terrorist attack in US history President Bush held hands with Muslim representatives and then Mexican President Vicente Fox to assure the world it would be business as usual. Thanks to that goofy scenario and continuing non-enforcement of our immigration laws we have potential cataclysmic WMD attacks on the horizon from a fifth column recruiting from inside our prisons, illegally over our porous borders, and directly from suspect countries legally. Now we have major cities being referred to as Dearbornistan and Detroitistan due to legal influx of Middle Eastern Islamic immigrants more intent on establishing Sharia Law than assimilating into America. I guess after the travesty of allowing Mosques to be built in the shadow of the Twin Towers devastation where nearly 3,000 American citizens died, we’ll be able to add New Yorkistan to the list of potential Sharia cities. We wouldn’t be reading headlines about retaliation plans if our incompetent leaders from the day after 9/11 had shut down our borders and stuffed political correctness in our immigration policies where the sun don’t shine. No way should we be importing our own destruction from the Middle East. Now we’re left with hoping terrorist cells we’ve imported misfire their bombs while plotting retaliatory strikes if they don’t? Insanity!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Arizona School News


Apparently the new Arizona law is having the effect of influencing illegal aliens to leave the state. Although the article below works really hard to equate the fleeing illegal aliens with refugees escaping the death camps, it inadvertently illustrates the actual plusses of this law very well. Let’s start with this:
“About 170,000 of Arizona's 1 million K-12 students are children of immigrants and include both citizens and non-citizens, according to a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center study.
For every net decline of one student, a school loses an average of $4,404 in state money. The total amount of funding for the 170,000 children of immigrants is about $749 million, or 16 percent, of the state's education budget.”

I beg to differ with this assessment. The net decline of one student means $4,404 in state money that will not need to be spent. This means a $4,404 per student the taxpayers will not have to foot the bill for. It also means illegal alien parents leaving jobs which should be and will be filled by American citizens. It also means $4,404 less the school needs. Instead of whining about the drop in enrollment, the school authorities should be heralding the amount of time and money saved. Of course to the media any taxpayer savings for not educating people here illegally is racist. One family in the article claims to be fleeing to New Mexico. The article makes this seem like something that should cause Arizona to repeal their law. It makes me think New Mexico better hurry up and pass one of their own.

Let’s take a look at one other statement by a school superintendant – a taxpayer paid representative of the state of Arizona:
"When you lose kids, you lose money," Balsz Superintendent Jeffrey Smith said. "It gives you less to work with."
Fire this incompetent. It will mean a job for another educator who holds the Arizona taxpayer in higher regard than an illegal alien. Reducing budgets for illegal aliens leaving the state is an economic certainty. Making the reduced budgets work in time will make it much more difficult for the travesty of the Arizona taxpayers funding the education of a 170,000 illegal aliens or anchor babies. Let’s add to the mix a 170,000 plus parents who will not be bilking the Arizona system in free medical care and assorted other welfare related expenses. Contrary to making me sad for the invaders as was intended, this article makes me wonder why it took so long for the state to give its real citizens a break from this horrendous expense. Oh yeah… I remember… Janet Napolitano was the Governor before.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/28/20100528arizona-immigration-law-schools.html

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Border Infiltration From OTM's


The new statistics on citizens backing Arizona and tough immigration enforcement laws CNN gathered from their May 21-23 poll CNN/Opinion represent the highest numbers ever since 2006 when the subject was first polled. Man, there must be some huge bucks changing hands in the back rooms for this complete disregard of US citizens’ will to go on. Yesterday an announcement was made of a Somali Texas man running a large scale smuggling enterprise bringing hundreds of Somalis up through Brazil, South America, and Mexico. This led to a terror alert for a Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group’s infiltration through this Texas smuggler’s network into the US. The 1,200 troops being sent to the border are not to stop immigrants by order of Mexico. I bet you didn’t know our administration takes border security directives from Mexican authorities. It’s official now. Our government’s attitude toward the illegal alien invasion is suicidal. Another week of government’s abstention from doing anything to protect our nation and the CNN poll will be up to 90% backing Arizona. The remaining 10% will represent the terrorists already smuggled over the border.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Synthetic Life


Scientists have created the first synthetic cell. I don’t know how anyone else feels about this type of science but it gives me a chill. I remember reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Chessmen of Mars where one race on the Red Planet consisted of heads that scuttled around on tiny legs switching already grown bodies they could control. Would this new ‘immaculate creation’ result in eventual body switching? I don’t know but I hope I’m not around long enough to find out. I can handle the ‘Multiverse’ experiments but this synthetic cell creation stuff is one step too many for me. When science can’t seem to figure a way to cure the common cold it’s hard for me to think of them working with bacteria cells to create synthetic life. I have the same reservations about these people working the particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. There’s a reason they call 23% of the universe Dark Matter and no, I don’t need to shed light on the subject. I’m not comfortable with scientists creating black holes every second while colliding protons at astronomical speeds just to see what tumbles out. I guess now I can be uncomfortable with something new.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eyeballing


I admit my generation lacked no amount of stupidity when it came to drugs and alcohol. This new fad of ‘eyeballing’ Vodka has me thinking maybe we’re being surpassed in the stupidity column. Could you imagine doing something which will possibly blind you? The article also explains ‘snorting whiskey’ as another method the kids are using these days for speeding up intoxication. I guess getting a buzz nowadays involves racing each other to barf, blindness, or blubbering unconsciousness instead of a good time. Sure, there were a few ‘Darwin Award’ winners who sniffed glue, paint, or gasoline back in my day, but those idiotic practices weren’t taken up by the college crowd as hip. If you read this article keep in mind these geniuses are of voting age.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Terrorist Darwin Award


Taking pleasure in another’s misfortune usually makes for bad Karma. When I read this story about a leading Al Qaeda terrorist on the Arabian Peninsula blowing himself up while ‘messing with a bomb’ I had a bad case of Schadenfreude. My immediate take on the incident was hoping he was teaching a class of suicide bombers or showing off in front of friends… a lot of them. In any case Nayif Al-Qahtani gets my ‘Darwin Award’ for the weekend.  :)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/21/key-al-qaeda-figure-accidentally-blows-officials-say/

Sunday, May 23, 2010

OTM Invasion Statistics


As the race baiters keep claiming Arizona profiles innocent ‘undocumented immigrants’ hundreds of OTM (Other Than Mexican) illegal alien invaders from terrorist nations infiltrate from south of the border. The article below illustrates the very real danger this enemy invasion represents. The paraphernalia OTM’s leave strewn around the border before crossing should give anyone pause. Put yourself in the place of Arizona citizens on the border knowing not only are Mexican drug cartel minions with machine guns escorting thousands of human drug pack mules over their land but also terrorists on their way to set up shop deep within the USA. The article’s statistics only represent the OTM’s caught by the border patrol- not the ones who made it through.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=156441

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Female Genital Mutilation


Female Genital Mutilation underlines the importance of a reformation within Islam. For 5,000 years little girls have been subjected to this butchery and now the butchers want to make this into a medical procedure here in the USA as a cultural moray. There should be one very loud response to this idiocy – if you want to keep that ‘Freddy Kruger’ crap in your culture do it somewhere else. Any man… or woman for that matter, who believes this is some kind of religious purification ceremony should never be allowed entrance into this country because they are too stupid to live anywhere else other than a cave in some stone age part of the world.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/21/america.female.genital.cutting/index.html

Friday, May 21, 2010

Break Out The Predators


We have a lake on the Texas/Mexico border with pirates. If you drift past the international boundary on the lake you will be in for a bad day. Machine gun brandishing Mexican Drug Cartel thugs will steal everything you have and if you’re lucky they will let you live. It seems President Calderon ought to stop throwing rocks at Arizona since his ‘glass house’ illustrates all the reasons Arizona passed their illegal immigration law in the first place. Like one commenter on the article wrote, a couple of helicopter gunships would solve this Texas lake problem. I think it’s a perfect place for a little Predator Drone action.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Too Good To Be True?


I liked this story about two young people in Russia finding each other in a truly unbelievable way. The guy loses his fiancĂ© in a car crash, decides to commit suicide off a bridge, and finds a young woman about to jump herself. She had been thrown out by her parents for getting pregnant and was moments from ending her life. Andriej Ivanov talked her down and into his arms. Maria Petrova believes Andriej is her knight in shining armor. They are to be married soon. Now come on… you have to admit this is good stuff. The names seemed so familiar I did a quick Google search and turned up two very similar names: Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov. They’re world champion figure skaters. It did strike me as possibly a Russian reporter deciding to do an ‘Enquirer’ type love story that the UK Sun picked up. I think today, I prefer to believe in Maria and Andriej. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another Boob Critiquing Arizona Without Facts


Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano admitted she blasted the Arizona illegal immigration law without reading it. On one hand I like the way these people get tricked into telling the truth, but gloating about these incompetent boobs in the most important positions of our country provides no thrill but a terrifying reality. Maybe they don’t read the law because they’d have to admit they can’t find anything wrong with it. Having Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security isn’t just a bad decision, she’s dangerous. I wonder what other stuff her and Attorney General Holder don’t read before basing their decisions on what they saw in the newspaper. I wonder if that’s how we ended up with the Christmas Bomber and Times Square Bomber. Hey Janet, it is your job to actually read security reports. Maybe you’d have more time to do your job if you’d quit shooting your mouth off about laws you know nothing about.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/66122

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

From Russia With Love Again


Russia signed a new arms deal with Syria. The first thought catapulting into my head after reading this news flash is I wonder if the ‘deal’ will include a few of those shipping container cruise missile platforms – the launchers that fit inside a normal shipping container. I sure wish the Russians would invent something like a revolutionary TV screen or high mileage low maintenance car so they could find something else to sell to the worst terror supporting countries on the planet besides weapons. If we were consistent in our foreign policy we would declare Russia part of the terror alliance and request sanctions against them at the UN. I know it would only be like throwing a feather at the proverbial hurricane because a UN sanction is about as effective as throwing a rock at an attacking Russian MIG 29 jet – speaking of which, a bunch of those latest jet fighters are heading to Syria now. Our only hope in the future may be that China might take a stand against Russia for selling weapons to America hating countries for endangering one of their fully owned subsidiaries.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Unexplainable Immigration


The link at the bottom highlights many of the hardships faced by Arizona residents caused by the illegal alien invasion. One of the real eye openers in the well worded piece is that we issued visas to 16,000 Pakistanis. Huh?! I went to the US State Department website to confirm the figure. In 2009 we issued 14,935 visas to the Pakistanis, 3,052 to Yemen, 8,927 to Nigeria, 1,436 to Syria, 6,062 to Egypt, 6,316 to Iran, 2,049 to Lebanon, 4,166 to Iraq, 1,668 to Afghanistan, and 540 to Saudi Arabia (birthplace of 16 9/11 terrorists)… EXCUSE ME!!! There were a lot of others I have no clue as to why we’re taking so many in like over 3,000 from Albania (providing foreign fighters to Afghanistan), over 20,000 from Vietnam (What?), etc. Let me concentrate on nations either directly involved in 9/11, or who are either actively at war with us or are sponsoring terror and terrorists. We’re issuing nearly 50,000 visas yearly to potential enemy combatants. We are not at war with Mexico nor are they actively seeking to obliterate us. We do issue nearly 75,000 visas to them for good reason. Let’s back Arizona 100%, along with all other states in the border wars, enforce our borders, repel the illegal aliens South by making it impossible for them to get jobs or welfare, and give Mexico another 50,000 visas for their people to come here legally. We don’t need to be importing 50,000 Muslims here from known hotbeds of terror and if they don’t like it well that’s just too damn bad. Want to visit the USA if you’re a terror exporting or housing nation - stop exporting murder and mayhem, settle your internal strife, and enter the 21st century. Our visa program isn't a diversity beacon, it's a suicide pact with the devil.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Around The World At Sixteen!


A sixteen year old Australian returned from seven months sailing around the world single handedly in a thirty-four foot yacht. Jessica Watson proved a lot of people wrong that thought she would probably not survive. I was stationed aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger, for three years while in the service. We were in typhoons and rough weather so I’ve seen what the ocean looks like at night with the entire world in black roiling chaos at sea but I was on a floating city. Imagining being out there for seven months by myself in what wouldn’t even qualify as a life raft compared to the Ranger chills me right to the bone. Some ‘sailing enthusiasts’ claim she wasn’t far enough north of the equator for her voyage to be considered an official ‘round-the-world’ sail. Oh really, you short-sighted nitpicking toads? Ms. Watson has accomplished an incredible feat which may never be equaled by one so young ever again. She may have used up a lifetime’s worth of luck and daring but wow, what a ride! Her real life voyage makes paranormal fiction bland in comparison. God bless and keep her safe.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Climate Kerry Strikes!


Remember the voluminous socialist health care bill Representative Nancy Pelosi told us they needed to pass so we could see what’s in it? Senator Kerry has cursed us with the monstrous extortion bill to tilt at the imaginary dragon of Global Warming. No amount of facts, Goracle mansions, Climate Mafia taxes, or Climate Credit Exchange scandals can halt the thieves in congress. They have dedicated themselves to this pursuit of unlimited taxation and extortion in the face of overwhelming evidence no amount of money or human endeavor can alter or influence Mother Nature. 
The wind farms across the globe are a failing bad joke leaving wastelands of abandoned propeller bladed monuments of waste– yet they want to spend billions on more blights to birds and the eye. Despite taxing and extorting an incomprehensible amount of money trying to plunge us into the stone-age the climate goes on its merry cyclical way as it has for billions of years. We now have hybrid vehicles on our roads in the millions carrying power cells no one knows the cost of recycling because the cost will be so far in excess to any meager benefit in fuel consumption those responsible hush the atrocity up as if it were the security code to Lord Goracle’s Montecito Mansion. 
The final plunge into the Abyss holding the greatest scam in world history now lies before us. I expect Senator Kerry to hold a press conference any day to announce like Speaker Pelosi did on socialist health care – we need to pass this thousand page climate extortion bill so that we’ll know what’s in it. I already know what’s in it, Senator – a complete and utter fraud, allowing the ransacking of our lives in pursuit of an imaginary goal we’d have more likelihood of fixing by you holding your breath for five minutes, Senator Kerry.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dangerous Lightweight


Attorney General Eric Holder commented on the Arizona illegal immigration law on Thursday. He made two things clear, one surprising, and one as predictable as night falling on a shadowed land. Mr. Holder told the truth. This in itself from a guy bending over backwards to invent rights for non-citizen terrorists while endangering New York City with a three ring circus set of trials definitely surprises me. He admitted to not reading the Arizona legislation which he so vociferously denounced, further stating he criticized it using what he read in the papers. This admission surprises me not at all. I’ve read the critiques of the bill by its adversaries. They all contain the same obfuscations, distortions, and outright lies La Raza (The Race) came out with when the bill was first introduced. This outing of AG Holder’s lazy, offhand approach to his law enforcement post as the President’s top legal advisor should make every citizen uneasy. C’mon, Mr. Holder, it’s not that hard, buddy. It didn’t take me long to find the actual law and read it Mr. Attorney General of the United States. You can do it, Sir. Have your assistants read it to you. That way, when it comes time for you to explain exactly what reservations you have with a law you have ripped in public you won’t be revealed as the intellectually vacant ideologue you are.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Russia's Pirate Solution


Naturally Russia figures out what to do with the pirate situation - amazing what happens when you don’t give a crap what the rest of the world thinks about you. When their ship gets taken they don’t negotiate, they don’t call the UN for directions, they don’t plead with the pirates, they take their ship back. Then Russia tells the rest of the world they put the pirates on an inflatable boat with a compass… uh huh, I bet they did. A little time passes and Russia announces the pirates ‘died’.
It’s time to stop playing ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Only one thing will convince these ‘Captain Jack’ wannabes to stop hijacking ships – death. Approach a ship and you get blown out of the water. Board a ship and you are executed when the ship is taken back. Start bombing the pirate enclaves with hellfire missiles. I do not believe with all the satellite surveillance we have where we can ID a Taliban terrorist in the mountains of Pakistan that we don’t know where these clowns are porting huge hijacked tankers. We need to follow Russia’s lead on this and take it to the next level. Let’s send in the Predator drones to pirate cove for some explosive recon. When the world balks at our heavy handed methods we tell them ‘it was justified’… or spin off from Russia’s communiquĂ© – they ‘died’. Russia made the pirates ‘walk the plank’. Let’s go a step further and blow the damn plank off with them on it. They can have their 'talk like a pirate day' in hell.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Texas Tribute


After seeing illegal aliens rioting, burning flags, and marching in our streets carrying the flag representing the country they risked their lives getting away from I received an E-mail about a Texas soldier’s funeral. I immediately went to Snopes.com in order to check whether or not the facts were real. What I found there was so uplifting I had to link it here. If you’ve felt like a stranger in your own land recently please visit the link to Snopes. You’ll be glad you did.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Terror Talk


Something is happening on the terrorist front. It’s as if our leaders came out of a trance to realize we could be facing much worse attacks than the Times Square incident. The same Attorney General, Eric Holder, trying to force a trillion dollar series of show trials for non-citizen enemy combatants now wants legislative altering of ‘Miranda’ rights even for US citizens.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out on ‘60 Minutes’ to make this startling statement about Pakistan, a much publicized supposed partner in the war on terror –
“I'm not saying that they're at the highest levels but I believe that somewhere in this government are people who know where Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda is, where Mullah Omar and the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is, and we expect more cooperation to help us bring to justice, capture or kill, those who attacked us on 9/11.”
Over the weekend terror czar John Brennan also tied Faisal Shahzad to the Pakistani Taliban. Lastly, in April President Obama talked of leaving even the polite term of Islamic Radicalism out of the terror lexicon. Since Shahzad tried to kill hundreds in New York, President Obama has even begun speaking of possible nuclear attacks using Islamic Radicals like Shahzad to launch them within our country. When the left wing of the country drops the PC spin speech and cranks up the terrorism talk after an incident like the Times Square near miss, the rest of us potential targets had better keep our eyes open. I have a bad feeling the government knows already as the author of this article points out that there are terrorist cells with more potent materials than manure already here and we’re playing catch up once again. Relying on luck and the stupidity of our enemy is not much of a national defense strategy. On the terrorism rumor front, Brad Thor of ‘Big Journalism’ on the Web is reporting Mullah Omar has been captured, which might be the reason behind this sudden wake up call.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Real Racists


This is an interesting article with videos of a Los Angeles High School teacher calling for a Mexican Revolution in the United States. That has always been the goal of La Raza (The Race) - But it’s Arizona enforcing federal law against illegal immigration that’s racist? I guess this clown likes the thousands of murders, kidnappings, beheadings along with rampant corruption going on down in La Raza land. Thanks to being a 'Sanctuary City' since 1979, Los Angeles may seem like the same crime ridden cesspool as Mexico to this 'teacher'. I know it's the home of every known murderous illegal alien gang on the FBI's database.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Carbon Mafia Bust


If you haven’t read about the raids on Europe’s Carbon Mafia this Investor’s Business Daily article breaks down the details very well. The Chicago Climate Exchange is built with all the same ingredients in this country – imaginary product, scam artists pushing it like The Goracle (someone has to pay for that 9 million dollar Montecito Estate), and politicians investing and voting on it at the same time with our tax money at stake. Good Lord, Al Capone must be doing pinwheels in his grave looking up from hell. Capone would see worse stuff than he ever did making bigger crooks rich legally with none of the nasty consequences like prison time. Talk about license to steal – the stuff Goracle and his ilk are doing with this carbon market racket must make ‘Bernie’ Madoff feel like a small time pencil thief.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Santa Cruz Asks For More ICE


Santa Cruz declared itself a ‘Sanctuary City’ in 1982 after Federal Immigration and Naturalization raids upset the illegal alien enablers of the city. Now, the Santa Cruz city council has called in ICE to quell their violent illegal alien gang problem. Yes, I am stressing the illegal alien part of this gang intervention cry for help by a city that stopped enforcing the law and protecting its citizens to become a politically correct refuge for chaos. A city doesn’t call in ICE to help with gangs made up of common American thugs. As the article points out ICE gets called in when illegal alien gangs can be broken up by a tool called deportation in addition to imprisonment. It’s too bad the citizens of Santa Cruz had to put up with a nearly three decade descent into PC hell. Too bad our Oakland city council didn’t pass a resolution calling for a partnership with ICE rather than a boycott of Arizona.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oakland City Council Boycotts Arizona


The Oakland City Council passed a boycott Arizona resolution. This is the same city council that decided in June of 2009 to issue ID cards to illegal aliens (thereby breaking state and federal law along with Homeland Security directives). I’ve been working in Oakland since 1976, and been a business owner in the same spot for 27 years. Oakland has a murder rate ranking us third in the country as of November 2009. I’m not sure why our city council spends time trying to damage a state enforcing the law of the land, but I do know they have more important things they could be doing. We have all the representatives of major gangs here, including the Crips, Bloods, Hell’s Angels (hometown) and even our own chapter of the murderous Salvadoran MS-13 gang (the police did a sweep in Oakland, San Francisco and Richmond recently, rounding up 29 MS-13 gang members). I think the city council ought to concentrate on enforcing our laws rather than arrogantly presuming to represent the rest of us Oakland, CA residents in boycotting the enforcement of another state’s laws. You can tell in the following article not one of our genius council members has a clue as to the actual wording of the Arizona law and the columnist deliberately leaves it out of the article – a sin of omission which is epidemic in the rest of the media on this subject. I will be looking for products in Arizona to buy from now on.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Terror Priorities


US District Judge Victoria Roberts released the Hutaree militia members pending trial. After Judge Roberts heard the rambling testimony of the FBI’s supposed undercover operative who couldn’t even remember details of what she was testifying about, Judge Roberts decided the goofy garbled audio recordings of this Hutaree group planning violence against the government was insufficient to revoke bail. Parts of the recordings included the FBI’s operative leading the conversations. Judge Roberts was not impressed. "This so-called speech—never delivered outside the van—speaks of reclaiming America, not overthrowing the United States government," Roberts said. Lest anyone think this is a rightwing nutcase judge, handpicked by white supremacists, Judge Roberts is an African/American Clinton appointee to the bench.

The Hutaree militia setup brings me to my main point. Would it not be more relevant if our FBI concentrated on vetting naturalized Middle Eastern citizens disappearing back into homelands like Pakistan for five months as the accused Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad did? As the ‘data mining’ operations open this critical investigation into an International case involving foreign terrorist plots with real enemies, maybe now would be a good time for the FBI to stop chasing manufactured ones. When keeping track of people, including naturalized citizens who return to their homelands like Pakistan, Syria, Iran, etc, would it not be a good idea to keep in mind the usual vacation from work is two weeks. When these folks disappear for five months into the back regions of Pakistan like Faisal did would it not be a good preventative terrorist measure to keep an eye on him upon reentry into our nation? I believe the Department of Justice could use the funds they waste on setting up backwoods Christians to do just that. As Judge Roberts pointed out in the Hutaree case – it is not training for the overthrow of the United States when a group goes out twice a year using legal firearms and ammunition to fire at dirt mounds.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/arrest_made_in_times_sq_bomb_attack_SpJXpRSSKG3mVG35jDKUQP