Monday, April 24, 2006

Still Beating the Drum

I apologize to my readers for another post, deriding the president for his position on illegal immigration. I must do it. I like president Bush, as a human being. I like president Bush, as the commander in chief, prosecuting the war on terror. On this issue however, his position is unconstitutional, liberally outrageous and frankly, un-American.

The conservatives, in our country are the only ones, vigorously calling for an end to this invasion of our soil.

Typically, we see liberal Democrats, like Ted Kennedy, championing the cause of criminals over victims.

  • Take guns and gun rights away from citizens, statistically raising the de-facto criminal ownership of guns.
  • Advocate the unbridled abortion of unborn children, while fighting tooth and nail to save the lives of convicted murderers.
  • Advocate for removing the names of sexual predators from national watch lists.
  • Advocate for giving prisoners the right to vote.
  • Insist that the treatment of prisoners and terrorists, in prison, is torture, while our soldiers, in the field, suffer worse hardship without complaint.
  • On and on and on ...
Then there is the liberal position on illegal immigration. What is the first thing they do? They follow the Lakoff linguistics theory of media spin. If you want to shape the public opinion of something, just change the harsh reality of the language to something soft and acceptable.
  • First and foremost, strip off the term illegal
  • When you cannot remove the term illegal, convert it to undocumented
  • Try to associate your cause with an unrelated historical coupling, such as the civil rights movement.
  • Filter the stream of information, so that it amplifies the positions you advocate, while suppressing the dissent.
This really works well, when your entire socio-economic analysis process is based on simple emotional gratification. It doesn't work so well, when your audience involves people who can think rationally.

Everyone should take a rubber thinking cap to college. The modern university is a dangerous brothel, full of intellectually transmitted diseases.

So, the president is out there, once again, trying to spin this issue on liberal emotion, instead of rational thought. (h.t. Jennifer Loven AP)

"Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic - it's just not going to work, Bush said. "You know, you can hear people out there hollering it's going to work. It's not going to work."

Mr. President, it will certainly not work with your attitude and the attitude of other politicians, who continue to violate their oaths of office. Your attempts to label the problem as futile, are falling on deaf ears.

How many employers have you put in jail for felony aide to illegal criminal invaders, Mr. President? None, I suspect, since you are still prattling on about jobs Americans will not do.

How many miles of border wall have you built, by immediate executive order, to enforce our immigration laws?

Neither of these are mass deportation. They are law enforcement, which would dry up those illegal jobs, and provide jobs for American citizens, at competitive wages.

"It's just an interesting concept that people need to think through," Bush said of the bill sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., which stalled before the congressional break.

We have thought your amnesty program through, Mr. President. It stinks. It is just more of the Washington lilac water and band aide approach to covering up the stench of a gangrenous, impotent, lobby hobbled immigration bureaucracy.

Bush is walking a fine line on the emotional immigration issue, between his party's conservative base which wants a clampdown on illegal immigration and business leaders who believe the economy needs immigrants to fill jobs.

The difference here, is not between conservatives and business leaders. The difference here, is between law abiding citizens and felonious criminal slave handlers. This is not an emotional issue. It is a legal issue. It is about the slave handlers, wanting to pawn off the medical, social and other human benefit costs of labor on law abiding citizens. Thanks to liberal government policy, that has become quite easy and profitable.

All sides are exerting pressure.

There is only on side that counts. The law! All other 'sides' are irrelevant.

"There needs to be a campaign to explain what's available for people so that they don't go to the emergency rooms," he said.

Mr. President, there are campaigns, right now, this very day, in Mexico, explaining to illegals, that the American emergency room is the place to go. Do you think we are all blind and stupid?

"One thing we cannot lose sight of is that we're talking about human beings, decent human beings that need to be treated with respect," the president said.

What about the decent human American citizens, who live on the Mexican border, Mr. president? The citizens who pay your salary and the salaries in congress? American citizens, who have their land invaded every night, by this wage slave exodus, Mr. President?

What about those decent human American citizens, who can't find one of those jobs you claim they won't take, because the wage structure pays slave wages?

Are those decent human beings, being treated with respect, by their own elected government, Mr. President?


They are being trampled, diminished, dismissed, marginalized and disrespected! They are being disrespected by you, the liberal Republicans and the liberal Democrats. The order of that indictment was appropriate, since, for now, Republicans run the show.

The House has passed a law-and-order immigration bill that would erect fences along the Mexican border and treat people who sneak across as felons to be deported. An alternative Senate measure would set up a temporary guest worker program, like the McCain bill, but require all illegal immigrants to leave the United States before they could apply for the visas.

The bill, also sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., would boost border security but also create three-year visas for guest workers. Those who have been in the country longer than five years would not have to return home to apply for the visas. It would also allow for the workers to apply for legal permanent residency after paying a $2,000 fine, learning to speak English and working six years.

The house is very good at debating and passing abortive paper tripe. The federal government has become good at the application of cosmetics. It is all interesting, but useless theatrics. Some of us are sick of the talk. Some of us are sick of transient, superficially gratifying solutions. I will not believe a word of it, until I see direct action. By action, I mean completely verifyable prosecution of the law, from offense, to final justice.

Criminal invader amnesty is totally unacceptable, on its face, as unconstitutional lawbreaking. We all know what happened, in 1986, when we were told this problem would be taken care of.

Well, once again, the deodorant and band aides have fallen off the festering appendage of illegal wage slave importation.

  • Start building that wall today.
  • Start jailing those illegal employers.
  • Start deporting those criminals.
  • Fix the broken bureaucracy so that it processes people quickly and legally.
  • Fix the broken bureaucracy so that we can collect vital economic statistics, unshrouded by a vast illegal work force.

Do your job, or by God, the American people will fire all of you!


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Thanks Michelle

Add My support for Michelle Malkin's right to speak out. I dub her an honorary member of the overtaxed, oppressed, conservative heterosexual, colorblind, patriotic, nationalist male club.

And did I mention she's hot? Winston approves too.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

(h.t. IMAO and JimmyB the CUG)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Plug Me In to the Network

I recently picked up a copy of the movie Network (1976) directed by Sidney Lumet. Written by the late, and obviously brilliant Paddy Chayefsky.

I had completely forgotten what a total gem this movie is. The fact that it was intended as satire, speaks volumes to the reality of today's modern, perverse MSM.
There are so many wonderful examples of the satire art, which you will see imitated by real life today. The only difference, of course, is that the movie is funny.
A reality show driving, airwave prophet Howard Beale (Peter Finch) exposes his mental film by opening his personal darkroom door on national TV. His longtime friend and seat warmer Executive chum Max Schumacher (William Holden) end their long careers through a fast paced real life script, penned by sensational ratings spinster Diane Christensen (Faye Dunaway). The whole ratings party include the features of terrorist propagandist Great Ahmed Kahn (Arthur Burghart) and corporate knee climber Frank Hackett (Robert Duvall). Near the end, dark Rovian stereotype Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty) delivers a brief, but brilliant, speech about the new world order.
It is all there.
Just look at today's pathetic MSM:
  • Countless attempts to defame our military, by the press.
  • Fake documents pushed by CBS over President Bush's Guard service.
  • Reporters trying to push a fictitious death toll of Hurricane Katrina, and paddling canoes through 12 inches of water, across the camera lens.
  • Frequent photo and image doctoring by Reuters and AP trolls.
  • The recent NBC attempt to solicit fabricated racism at NASCAR
  • And just today, there is a reporter for the San Francisco chronicle, obviously suffering from some rare form of sexually transmitted encephalitis, who is arguing that since the KY lubrication level on our southern border dropped from 99.9% to 97.6%, we are now responsible for an increase in the death toll of criminal aliens, who put themselves in harm's way.
And those were examples I thought of at the speed I could type them! You know all the rest.
You must go grab a copy of Network and watch it.
The story line and dialogue are loaded with the rich chocolate Ovaltine™ of profane flair and philosophical flatulence. Every character, associated with the ‘new system’, is mortally tethered to ratings and political obsessions. The entire sequence of events will have you laughing with open-jawed recognition of all of those media pundits, street protesters and political power brokers you love to both love and hate.
"I am mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" - Howard Beale

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Badgered into Incontinence

The Carnival of Comedy is up at Point Five, with the best guest host you could ask for. The graphic that inspired my title here has left me barely able to type these words, with crossed legs and skipping over the keys with laughter. Go check it out.

Boy, I needed a good laugh.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

As the World Churns

But Gillespie said the effect could be mixed, suggesting that Republicans would be unwise to ignore demonstrations of such size and scope. "Many of them are very legal citizens, and that has to get the attention of a lot of policymakers who realize this is a very important issue to a big proportion of the electorate," he said.

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem-and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Congress Unites for Illegal-Immigrant Deal
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., characterized the developments as a "huge breakthrough."

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
- Margaret Thatcher

If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.
- Margaret Thatcher

"There are people in our country doing work that Americans will not do, and those people ought to be given a chance to have a tamper-proof card that enables them to work in our country legally for a period of time," Bush said.

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It Isn't Amnesty(NY Times)
... It would create a system to verify workers' identities and impose tougher punishments on employers who defied it.
...It would take 11 years, a clean record, a steady job, payment of a $2,000 fine and back taxes, and knowledge of English and civics.

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
- Douglas MacArthur

You are remembered for the rules you break.
- Douglas MacArthur

Lessons in civics apply to everbody, except elected civil servants.
- Insolublog

"No one should claim that immigrants are a burden on our economy because the work and enterprise of immigrants helps sustain our economy," the president said. "We should not give in to pessimism. If we work together I am confident we can meet our duty to fix our immigration system and deliver a bill that protects our people, upholds our laws and makes our people proud."

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln

You meant illegal immigrants, didn't you Mr. President? We were promised that the immigration system would be fixed, and we would be proud, back in 1986, right before the first amnesty program. I am not proud to say, government has failed us miserably.
- Insolublog

Al Gore: The End is Near
Former vice president Al Gore is predicting the end of all human life on the Planet Earth if Washington doesn't do something to stop Americans from causing global warming.

Global warning (CNNMoney)
The media agrees with the majority of scientists: Global warming is here. Now, what to do about it?

Climate of Fear
Global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence.
(WSJ Opinion Journal)

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
- Margaret Thatcher

When your branding iron is baseless propaganda, you must strike quickly before the water of truth quenches the heat of your argument.
- Insolublog

"I want to thank you for raising your voices and joining with people all over America and ask for fairness. Your faces are the faces of America. The faces of those who give us a good day's work, and often not at a fair day's pay,"
- Hillary Clinton

Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions - he had money, too.
- Margaret Thatcher

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues to developing human capital and technological development. None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
- Douglas MacArthur

Bomb rips through prophet prayer service
"The bomber used about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of explosives obtained locally and we have collected his body parts," Siddiqui said.

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

Latin American flags not welcome at upcoming immigration rally (Washington Times)
The organizers of an upcoming pro-immigration rally on Capitol Hill and in at least 10 other cities are encouraging protesters to leave their Latin American flags at home.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is calling for an apology from a Woodbridge principal who, citing concerns about disruption, last week barred from class a kindergartner and second-grader whose shirts read "Latinos Forever" and "100 percent Latinos."

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
- Douglas MacArthur

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Immigration compromise falls apart
The compromise proposal, drafted by Republican Sens. Mel Martinez of Florida and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, would allow illegal immigrants who have been in the United States for more than five years to get on a path to legal status and citizenship without leaving the country.

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Democrats: Sí se puede (

More than four decades ago, near this place, Martin Luther King called on the nation to let freedom ring," the 74-year-old Kennedy cried out, his voice cracking from the strain. "It is time for American to lift their voices now, in pride for our immigrant past and in pride for our immigrant future.

Ted Kennedy should be ashamed for comparing the civil rights struggles of blacks to that of illegal aliens. Black Americans are being driven out of their jobs and schools by the influx of illegals—while politicians like Kennedy sell them out for Hispanic votes.
- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

An unpunished criminal, elected to public office, will inevitably seek the vote of unpunished criminals.
- Insolublog

Kennedy book blasts Bush, 'preventive war' (Boston Globe)
Preventive war is consistent with neither our values nor our national security," he writes. ''It gives other nations an excuse to violate fundamental principles of civilized international behavior, and the downward spiral we initiate could well engulf the whole planet.

In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

To insist on strength is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering.
- Barry M. Goldwater

If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.
- Barry M. Goldwater

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McCain campaigns for Hutchinson (Arkansas News)
ROGERS - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a possible 2008 Republican presidential contender, said Monday in northwest Arkansas that he favors a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
- Theodore Roosevelt

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 percent. Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
- Theodore Roosevelt

French students stage new protest despite Chirac climbdown on jobs measure (MSN News)
PARIS -- French students, emboldened by President Jacques Chirac's cave-in on a youth jobs measure, prepared new protests Tuesday to try to get rid of other government labor reforms.

Unions declared victory on Monday after Chirac abandoned the measure that had spurred nationwide unrest, paralyzed secondary schools and universities and created a crisis for the government.

The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.
- George Washington

Update 10: Iran Hits Milestone in Nuclear Technology
Iran has successfully enriched uranium for the first time, a landmark in its quest to develop nuclear fuel, hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, although he insisted his country does not aim to develop atomic weapons.

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
- Abraham Lincoln

Iran 'advances nuclear programme' (BBC)
Diplomacy needed on Iran (Tenneseean)
The Bush administration should recognize that it dug its own hole in the credibility department. But credibility or not, it's no scandal that the United States is prepared to do whatever it has to do to deal with a potential nuclear enemy. Foremost should be a full-blown diplomatic effort, both to quell the Iranian nuclear threat and to regain a measure of trust the United States has lost through its mishandling of Iraq.

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
- Margaret Thatcher

Half a million people come across every year. The fact is, our economy depends on them and absorbs them. Some sectors of the economy would literally shut down without them.
- Harry Reid

Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits, often without paying taxes.
- Sen. Harry Reid (1993)
Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally.
- Sen. Harry Reid (1993)

Hillary Clinton: NY Jobs Failure GOP's Fault (NewsMax)
2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is telling upstate New Yorkers that the reason she hasn't delivered on her 2000 campaign promise to create 200,000 new jobs for the region is because Republicans control the federal government.

Hillary Clinton is blaming Republicans for the loss of 200,000 jobs, at the very same time she is supporting millions of criminal invaders, taking away those jobs. You get what you vote for.
- Insolublog

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
- Barry M. Goldwater

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Today's rallies show how entrenched the illegal alien lobby has become over the last several years. The iron triangle of illegal employers, foreign governments and groups like La Raza puts tremendous pressure on our elected officials to violate the desires of law-abiding Americans and to grant amnesty. But as nearly every recent poll shows, Americans want secure borders, not amnesty, and sooner or later they'll elect representatives who will listen to their constituents.

Here are your marching orders Tom:

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry M. Goldwater

I do not fear failure. I only fear the "slowing up" of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?"

- George S. Patton