November 28, 2006


"A Texas official who receives any sum of cash as a gift can satisfy state disclosure laws by reporting the money simply as "currency" without specifying the amount, the Texas Ethics Commission reiterated Monday.

The 5-3 decision outraged watchdog groups and some officials who accused the commission of failing to enforce state campaign finance laws.

'What the Ethics Commission has done is legalize bribery in the state of Texas. We call on the commission to resign en masse,'..."

The article:
Watchdogs fuming over ethics ruling

November 21, 2006


US Airways found the behavior of six muslims odd enough to have them removed from the flight (justifiably in my opinion). Now those muslims are calling for a US Airways boycott. I, for one, am supporting US Airways in their courageous decision and not bowing to PC insanity!

Here's the details:
Omar Shahin calls for boycott of US Airways

If you need to make a flight, choose US Airways!

'Bush doesn't think America should be an actual place'

PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Bush believes America should be more of an idea than an actual place, a Republican congressman told WND in an exclusive interview.

"People have to understand what we're talking about here. The president of the United States is an internationalist," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. "He is going to do what he can to create a place where the idea of America is just that – it's an idea. It's not an actual place defined by borders. I mean this is where this guy is really going."

'Bush doesn't think America should be an actual place'

Memo to young black men: Please grow up

Last week, I was in a studio in midtown where a popular program for black youths was being filmed. I found myself surrounded by black men, ages 18 to 35, and I was appalled.

As a father with a daughter nearly 30 years old who has never been close to marrying anyone, I was once more struck by what my offspring describes as "a lack of suitable men." She has complained often about the adolescent tendencies of young black men, as will just about any young black woman when the subject comes up.

Those who believe that America is perpetually adolescent will point at the dominance of frat-boy attitudes among successful white men and will say of the black hip-hop generation, "So what? How could they not be adolescent? They are not surrounded by examples of celebrated maturity. The society worships movie stars, wealthy athletes and talk show hosts. These are not the wisest and most mature of people."

Memo to young black men: Please grow up

The US Senate Prepares to push for AMNESTY for illegal aliens AGAIN!

WASHINGTON, DC (AgapePress) -- The new U.S. Senate minority leader is optimistic his party can work together with Democrats on major issues facing the nation. However, other Republicans in the Legislature have doubts about whether the GOP will be able to find common ground with Democrats as extreme leftist liberals take the reins of leadership in Congress.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was chosen unanimously by his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference to be their minority leader in Congress. He says he will seek bipartisan progress together with the Democrats rather than work to obstruct their agenda.

"We had an extraordinarily productive first session of this current Congress," McConnell notes. "It slowed down considerably in the last six months because the minority does have the ability to block and blame," he says.

The new Senate minority leader says he does not blame the Democrats for this since the GOP has done the same thing "from time to time as we were in the minority." But now that the election is over, he adds, "the American people have a right to expect us to put that behind us and grapple with some of the serious issues that are confronting us."

An example of something that is "ripe for bipartisan accomplishment," McConnell notes, is the immigration bill. And two other issues, he contends, need to be at the top of Congress's list of priorities.

The US Senate Prepares to push for AMNESTY for illegal aliens AGAIN!

Pendleton 8 - Marine Corps Buys Testimony and Withholds Pay

"Shocking updates in the Pendleton 8 case are breaking tonight. If this doesn’t show you the desperation in the government’s case, and the lengths they are willing to go to in order to break these men, I don’t know what will.

First of all, PFC John Jodka will be receiving a general discharge…under honorable conditions. The caveat is that he has to testify at each of the courts-martial scheduled for early next year. In other words, “If you testify against the four remaining men, we will give you a general discharge under honorable conditions.”

In related news, SGT Larry Hutchins, CPL Trent Thomas, and CPL Marshall Magincalda’s pay has stopped, and this has been confirmed by sources at Pendleton. Since all three men would have been out of the military by now had they not been charged in this case, the Marine Corps has decided to invoke a provision that allows them to get away with not paying any of the men a penny.

Two of them have a wife and little girl. All of them have astronomical defense bills, and that’s not counting their basic needs in the brig like soap and toothpaste. What, exactly, does the Marine Corps expect these men to do?"

Pendleton 8 Updates - Marine Corps Buys Testimony and Withholds Pay

Honor Beatings/Killings: Islam in France

An excerpt:
"The 18 year old young women was beaten and partially clipped in Oullins ( south of Lyon.) Her father and brother did that to her because they could not bear that she had an "French" boyfriend. Her parents already tried to break up the relation, without success."

Honor Beatings/Killings: Islam in France

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

An exerpt:
"It is strange to witness the passion with which some secular figures rail against the misdeeds of the Crusaders and Inquisitors more than 500 years ago. The number sentenced to death by the Spanish Inquisition appears to be about 10,000. Some historians contend that an additional 100,000 died in jail due to malnutrition or illness.

These figures are tragic, and of course population levels were much lower at the time. But even so, they are minuscule compared with the death tolls produced by the atheist despotisms of the 20th century. In the name of creating their version of a religion-free utopia, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong produced the kind of mass slaughter that no Inquisitor could possibly match. Collectively these atheist tyrants murdered more than 100 million people."

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

November 17, 2006

Philanthropy Expert: Conservatives Are More Generous

"Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right in America -- and it's making him nervous.

The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income.

In the book, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by conservatives -- from church attendance and two-parent families to the Protestant work ethic and a distaste for government-funded social services -- make conservatives more generous than liberals."

Philanthropy Expert: Conservatives Are More Generous

November 14, 2006

Not Guilty. Go Directly to Jail.

"Most people are still under the quaint assumption that you can't be punished for a crime for which you've been acquitted.

Not true. In cases where a defendant is convicted of some of the charges against him but acquitted of others, the state can pursue a sentence that includes punishment for the acquitted charges.

Yes. You read that correctly. A recent decision from a U.S. district court in Virginia is unusually candid in pointing out the absurdity of the practice, which is apparently pretty common:"

Not Guilty. Go Directly to Jail.

Making Progress! Two towns vote ENGLISH ONLY!

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas- Dallas Suburb Passes Landmark Anti-Illegal Immigration Laws

TANEYTOWN, Maryland- Council Passes English Only Measure

November 10, 2006

Democrats to fix honestly fix immigration???

Donald A. Collins write on his VDARE blog:

"Hope the first thrust of the Democrats in the House will not be to send a clone of the Senate’s S.2611, a “comprehensive reform” travesty calling for huge legalization of millions of illegal aliens already here and millions more to come, over for a House Senate conference and hence to a waiting Bush signature. If they do, I predict our tenure in power will be 2 years."

My thoughts-
IF the Democrats really fix immigration AND give no amnesty, I will switch parties no matter how much I disagree with them on other issues!

Here's Donald's article:
OK, Fellow Democrats, We Got Lucky, Now Fix Immigration Or We’re Out Soon.

November 09, 2006

Bush eyes Democrats for help on amnesty

"President Bush yesterday said he will team up with Democrats to pass an immigration bill with a guest-worker program that his own party blocked this year, and his Republican opponents predicted a bloody intraparty fight but said they cannot stop such a bill from passing."

Bush eyes Democrats for help on amnesty

Apparently Lawyers Don't Have To Pay Tickets...

The Bear Creek Ledger has a WONDERFUL clip of trial lawyer Mary Parker in Tennessee appearing in court for a ticket.

Guess what, APPARENTLY lawyer's live by a better set of rules than the rest of us.

GOLDEN QUOTE: "In Nashville, lawyers that get speeding tickets, they just get, they just get dropped. You walk in and the judge just drops them."

We also learn that lawyers can sometimes "package" multiple tickets and have to go to driving school only once. AMAZING!

The Video

Lead Foot Mary Parker Doesn’t Think She Should Pay For Speeding Tickets

Massachusetts' New Govenor

New MA governor
Posted by David Hardy · 9 November 2006 09:06 AM

The new Mass. governor, Deval Patrick, used to head Justice Dept's Civil Rights Division.

At the Volokh Conspiracy, David Bernstein notes that, in that capacity, he tried to prosecute people who engaged in entirely legal pamphletting and contact with legislators. His theory was that by engaging in freedom of expression and petition, trying to stop building of halfway houses, etc. in their neighborhoods, they were undermining the Fair Housing Act. He compared pamphlets to baseball bats: they “are perfectly legal too. But if you wield one to keep people out of the neighborhood, we are going to use the bat as evidence of your intent to violate the civil rights laws.” (via The Bitch Girls).

I just found out that he's also the one who cleared sniper Lon Horiuchi in the shooting of Vickie Weaver. "Patrick made the recommendation despite a report by a task force assembled by Patrick’s boss, Attorney General Janet Reno, that found numerous problems with the FBI’s handling of the standoff, and called the protocol used by the FBI’s Hostage Rescue unconstitutional under the circumstances."

Sounds as if MA has found its natural choice for governor. The government may suppress freedom of speech if it might hinder its programs, and if it happens to shoot a lady without justification, well, you can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs.

FROM: Of Arms And Law

Hola Amnesty!

"Apparently the President also forgot to put leading his Party to continued electoral success on his priority list. But then again, who needs racist, vigilante Republicans when you can just welcome Democrats who want basically the same open borders you do?"

Hola Amnesty!

Amnesty Is Coming!

"A Republican House -- for all its perceived and real ethical and agenda failures -- was without question the last holdout in Washington, D.C., blocking the Senate/President amnesty plan. With Speaker Pelosi and Judiciary Chair Conyers, an amnesty bill in early 2007 seems likely. It will be a difficult fight to keep House Democrats from giving the Senate and the President what they want -- amnesty for 12-20 million illegal aliens."

President Delivers Knee To Groin -- Amnesty Is Coming!

November 07, 2006

ACLU advocates overturn of US Constitution

"With its Human Rights Program, the American Civil Liberties Union is now going even one step further. It is asking non-American institutions to tell us how to conduct our own affairs under international human rights norms that are supposed to supplement the Constitution. Every domestic policy issue becomes fair game for the “international arbiters” selected by the ACLU to apply international “norms” instead of our own duly enacted laws. The ACLU is no longer willing to rely on the strength of America’s own democratic institutions to resolve our problems ourselves within the proven framework of our own Constitution. They want to outsource that task to global governance institutions that are hostile to the national sovereignty and democratic values of our country. In short, the ACLU’s idiot savants have become the useful idiots for those enemies of the United States whose aim is to manipulate the truth and undermine our unique Constitutional system of self-government. "

ACLU advocates overturn of US Constitution

Lou Dobbs: U.S. is best democracy money can buy

"Most Americans understand that all the major decisions have already been made. It is now clear to all but those who will not see that both political parties and their corporate masters have placed our middle class in direct competition with the world's cheapest labor, leaving it only a tenuous and failing grip on the American Dream."

Lou Dobbs: U.S. is best democracy money can buy

November 02, 2006

WARNING: 'Machines will rule if we don't curb surveillance'

"Machines rather than people could soon be running Britain because the country has sleepwalked into a surveillance society, the Government's privacy watchdog warned today."

The article: 'Machines will rule if we don't curb surveillance'