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Friday, May 23, 2008

It's All Rush Limbaugh's Fault....

At a South Florida Democrat fundraiser, B. Hussein Obama opined on the origins of the opposition to open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

From Micheal C. Bender's blog at palmbeachpost.com:

“A certain segment has basically been feeding a kind of xenophobia. There’s a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year,” Obama said. “If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it’s not surprising that would happen.”

And all this time I was thinking it might be tragedies like this that are being repeated over and over and over again while our government twiddles it's thumbs.

From islandpacket.com:

Josh George died Tuesday night after his family made the difficult decision to remove the Bluffton High School student from life support.

Only George's immediate family was with him at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. A waiting room had been filled with his friends and coaches since the two-car crash early Sunday in which George's vehicle was struck by an alleged drunken driver. George was coming home from the prom at Bluffton High School.


The suspect in this murder??

Following news of the death, Bluffton Police Chief David McAllister and Solicitor Duffie Stone announced they will meet as soon as today to discuss upgrading the charges against 20-year-old Juan Jose Olague Roman.

Roman was arrested and charged early Sunday with felony drunken driving involving a wreck resulting in great bodily injuries, leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily injuries, driving without a South Carolina driver's license, operating an uninsured vehicle and disregarding a traffic signal.


After tracking Mr. Roman down by following the trail of car parts in his wake to a house occupied by nine others where he was renting a room, he also allegedly gave the officers trying to identify him a false name.

As I stated earlier, from illegal Mexican gangs murdering law officers and innocents in drive-bys to our children and grandchildren being senselessly snuffed out by illegals who have no business being in our country at all much less driving on our roads, I would have thought that might be what's driving the overwhelming majority of American's feelings on enforcing current immigration law.

Silly me.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pot, Meet Kettle......

If it weren't so pathetic (and expensive) Groucho Marx would be rolling in his grave. (of laughter)

In a week when our representatives sent a farm bill to the President (for certain veto) that is bloated with millions of taxpayer dollars for pet projects - didn't the Democrats who successfully unseated the corrupt Republican majority and took control of both houses of Congress promise to stop this type thing? - these hypocrites haul oil company executives in to berate and grandstand over oil company profits. Which begs the question.

Who profits the most from the sale of petroleum in the U. S.??

Answer: Government. By the people, for the people. In other words, YOU.

So what is the supreme legislative body, Congress, (who, since the '06 midterms has been in the control of lying Democrats who've never run anything much less a business) doing grilling oil company executives??

It's called cover. The farm bill Democrats overrode the President to pass is loaded with earmarks and pork projects. (anyone remember Nancy Pelosi vowing to clean up - "drain the swamp", her words - if given control of Congress) Over 60% of the taxpayer moneys in the farm bill have nothing to do with farming. Billions of dollars are being paid to farmers not to grow. And in a time when food prices are through the roof. But the taxpayers are disconnected from the machinations of D.C. Such details bore the average American. Not so with petroleum. In our mobile society, as fuel prices rise, this is a problem that's in American's wallets daily. It doesn't matter why, we the people love to see oil bigwigs raked over the coals.

Misery loves company.

So for the few who are paying attention, the subject is changed. Farm bill waste? Boorrring. Old news. We're beating up on Big Oil now. We're looking out for you!

When nothing could be further from the truth.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Global Dumbing......

As we wade through this presidential election year I'm truly amazed at some of the stupid statements and ideas I hear out of our politicos.

On the left, Hillary stumps for a "tax holiday" for Americans to "give" us some relief at the pumps. Now, mind you, this is the same individual who of late has been slamming evil Big Oil, threatening windfall profit taxes and lawsuits against OPEC. Let's think on this "tax holiday" idea for a moment. The federal gasoline tax that would be suspended for a day as Hillary proposes is around 18 cents per gallon. Let's say it's announced by the Clinton (God forbid) administration that next Saturday the tax is suspended. What happens? You would see lines at the gas stations reminiscent of the '70's. Americans would flood to the pumps trying to take advantage. If you buy into the oil company bashing the Democrats pump, who stands to profit the most here?? Big oil.

What hypocrites.

Then there's John McCain and his climate crisis stance. As time passes more and more evidence mounts that there is no man-made global warming. I don't believe McCain is that stupid. Yet, he still pumps this climate crisis claptrap to the masses. Why? Because the audience he speaks to does. You don't have to be a news junkie (and I'm not) to have seen some of these polling groups of undecideds. Listen to them. Dumb asses all. They buy climate change because they don't know any better and don't want to know. They're told big business is raping them and in this day of sky-rocketing gas prices they're looking for a villain. Enter government regulation and intrusion in the name of the environment. The same ones who can't decide who to vote for.

I propose re-instituting the literacy test.

Q. Our next president will make how many since Abraham Lincoln?? (I'll cut you some slack. You have thirty seconds to answer) Wrong answer??? Sorry, maybe next time.

That's part of our problem in my mind. Politicians pandering to the uneducated in our nation. If your too dumb to keep up, stay home.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pearl Gets It

As a University of Alabama sports fan of anything, (particularly football) I'm supposed to be suspicious of anything going on in Knoxville, TN regarding the University of Tennessee.

But I must admit to being rather jealous of the goings on concerning Bruce Pearl and his Vol basketball program. Post Don Devoe, a series of dubious hirings at the head coaching position left the program on life support. The 25,000 seat Thompson-Boling arena had not been sold out in recent memory and even the thought of a Vol basketball program popular enough to draw that level of interest was unfathomable.

Enter Pearl. After questionable decisions left him coaching at Wisconsin/Milwaukee, he gratefully accepted the UT offer. Little he's done since can be seen as anything but wildly successful. Pearl threw himself into the job and the UT faithful have bought in to what Bruce is cooking to the tune of a packed arena night after night this past season. Tennessee basketball fans have even taken to the road following the Vols thru the SEC season in unprecedented numbers. Head football coach Phil Fulmer has been seen at b'ball games trying to ride the Pearl wave.

Even this past week when the news of Duke Crews and Ramar Smith being dismissed from the team was released, it was overshadowed by the feel-good story of Chris Lofton playing while battling testicular cancer on the down/low.

Yes, Bruce Pearl might have made some questionable career moves way back. But after getting his second chance, he's done very little wrong.