Friday, May 28, 2010

I love living in a "free" country....

Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry. This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.

What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.

That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.

In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them.

Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Never a Boring Moment...

We've been having problems with the natural curiosity of the critters in the backyard.

I called and called and called the city’s animal control unit about the raccoons invading my patio and destroying everything they got their hands on.

 After going through an interminable phone tree designed to discourage all but the most determined caller from ever talking to a city employee, I finally reached a live human being.

“Good morning, Sir,” she said, “How may I serve you? What is the nature of your complaint”?

“A passel of raccoons have been destroying my patio and ripping the lower branches off the trees,” I said, “Would you please send an animal control officer out to trap them and haul them off”.

“Sir, Our department does not deal with wild animals. We only pick up dogs and cats. For a raccoon, you have to hire a state licensed private trapper to come on your property to capture the animal. And you must pay him at your own expense”.

“I’d like to change my request,” I said.

“How do you wish to change it, Sir”?

I said, “There’s this really ugly cat that’s been destroying…”

She cracked up laughing.

I still had to get the Mossberg 12ga out and take care of it myself...

hmmm...pump or autoloader????

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Something to Ponder...

The American market is a very critical and exacting one, and there is a long tradition behind it which regards a pistol as first and foremost a fighting weapon, which means above all handiness, balance, and the feel of an arm for quick shooting.

To-day, in America, as of old, the man who carries the gun, policeman, criminal, or private citizen, carries his life in the chamber, as it were, of that gun; and he must get there first with it if he is to walk the streets again.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Maybe it is too late to save America

Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore.
Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border.

Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country.

Freedom is not free.

The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states.
We have been over run, and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use.

Education cost have been over a billion dollars.

The healthcare cost billions of dollars.

Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally.

It has to stop.

The border can be secured.
We have the technology and the ability to stop this invasion.
We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country.

We are a nation of laws.

We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Military Medal Proposal For ‘Courageous Restraint’ ????

A proposal to grant medals for “courageous restraint” to troops in Afghanistan who avoid deadly force at a risk to themselves has generated concern among U.S. soldiers and experts who worry it could embolden enemy fighters and confuse friendly forces.

Lt. Col. Edward Sholtis, a spokesman for Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who commands NATO forces in Afghanistan, said that no final decision has been made on the award, which is the brainchild of British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter.

“The idea is being reviewed at Headquarters ISAF,” Sholtis said. “The idea is consistent with our approach. Our young men and women display remarkable courage every day, including situations where they refrain from using lethal force, even at risk to themselves, in order to prevent possible harm to civilians. … That restraint is an act of discipline and courage not much different than those seen in combat actions.”

However, professor Jeffrey F. Addicott, a former senior legal adviser to the Green Berets and director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, said “It’s an absolutely outrageous proposal to our fighting men.

“The implication of this award is that we do not engage in war fighting that is appropriate,” Addicott said. “They’re sending a chilling message to our troops that we are not complying with the law of armed conflict. It’s a propaganda victory for our enemies.”

Sholtis disputed that the award would limit troops’ ability in the battlefield.

“We absolutely support the right of our forces to defend themselves,” he said. “Valuing restraint in a potentially dangerous situation is not the same thing as denying troops the right to employ lethal force when they determine that it is necessary.”

But other soldiers saw the medal proposal as a reinforcement of troubling rules of engagement. “Unfortunately, we are being reduced to a police force,” said another U.S. soldier. “There are troops that never leave Bagram or Kandahar airfield. … Maybe if they left us all on base and never sent us out to confront the enemy, we could all be honored [for] valor.”

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm all for stopping the Bad Guys, I'm even

ok with stretching the rules a tad to make work easier for the good guys.

Under no means do I support drop kicking due process out the window so that gun control supporters like Mikey Bloomberg can use the no fly list to strip people of their Constitutional rights.

Bloomberg wants people on the no fly list barred from purchasing firearms.

The no fly list is so screwed up no “reasonable” person should even consider using it as a standard for anything even its current purpose. Little kids have been barred from flying because they share a name with someone on the list. Appealing your name on the list is next to impossible.

No one even really understands the Feds process for putting someone on the list but we’re supposed use it as a standard for stripping a person of their rights. T

his is what Bloomberg wants us at the mercy of so he can further his gun control agenda.

My right to possess and carry a firearm is a Constitutional, civil, and human right.
I won’t give 'em up.
Read into that what you will.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Take THAT Sarah Brady!

Now and again one reads news of a good guy taking down one or more bad guys as they try to do their bad thing. It's often spoiled by the GASP! SHOCK! HORROR! reaction of the news media.

Many journalists seem congenitally incapable of understanding that a gun is neither good nor evil: it's morally neutral, an instrument in the hand of the user, who can decide whether to use it for good or bad ends.

In this case, two bad guys decided to use a gun for an evil end: and a good guy with a gun made sure that they came to a bad end instead.

The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won't face a charge in the shooting.

Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view — typically in a holster — but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin.

McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said.

McCullough was not arrested in connection with Thomas' death, and Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Tuesday afternoon that he would not file charges in connection with the shooting.

Bettin said two masked men had entered the Walgreens at 6101 Northwest Radial shortly before 9 p.m.

He said one of the men pointed the shotgun in the direction of the cash register, where several customers were standing in line.

McCullough fired several shots as the shotgun-wielding suspect pointed his weapon at customers. Thomas was hit several times. He fled from the store but collapsed outside.

McCullough then grabbed a second masked man and held him until police arrived, Bettin said.

Thomas was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The second suspect, who authorities identified as 17-year-old Angelo Douglas, was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Nebraska law allows individuals to use force when their life or another person's life is threatened.

It was a very close call . . . one of Mr. McCullough's bullets was reportedly found embedded inside the barrel of Mr. Thomas' shotgun. In other words, the latter was pointing his gun directly at the former, and fortunately was rendered incapable of firing it by his wounds. Things don't get much closer than that!

I'm also pleased to note, in another report, that Mr. McCullough (who was initially cited for the misdemeanor offense of carrying his handgun concealed, rather than openly) won't be charged after all. The DA's office reviewed security video footage of the incident and determined that although his gun was shoved into his waistband, it was still visible, and therefore could be counted as open rather than concealed carry.

Nice going, Mr. McCullough, and thank you.

Monday, May 03, 2010

What If ?????

What if billboards were put up all through Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada pointing the way to San Francisco for all illegal aliens?

These would be written in Spanish so the illegal aliens can read them.

They would also feature plenty of large, colorful pictures for anyone who might be completely illiterate.

Each billboard would be like those signs in the mall that say YOU ARE HERE and direct you to the food court with big arrows and simple directions.

The billboards would depict San Francisco as the greatest utopia on Earth ... a sanctuary city where illegals’ dreams all come true, and the Liberals entrenched there welcome all criminals with wide-open arms and faces stained with joyful tears.

Come to San Francisco, lawbreakers.

Come to the Bay Area, anyone who doesn’t believe they have to follow US law.

San Francisco is calling, so bitch, ya’ll best answer da phone.

This would be a fun Photoshop Challenge project, too, because if we can’t ever get these billboards put up, we could at least make posters that people in border states could possibly print up. They could plaster them all over the place in border states, like people did with the Joker posters against Ben Nelson in Nebraska.

“Move to the Sanctuary City of San Francisco” should be a major push…depicting the city as a Candyland for illegal aliens.

Let’s see what Gavin Newsom does then.

Let’s watch as California completely collapses under the weight of all those criminals.

Purge them from Arizona and Texas first, two states with brass ones big enough to start this, then work on Nevada and New Mexico, and drive all these lawbreakers into the den of anarchy that most deserves them…with San Francisco, in particular, being the favored nesting place.

Will the Liberals of San Francisco, from their perch on Knob Hill, be so found of unrestricted illegal immigration and the non-enforcement of existing law when it’s not the border states having to shoulder the burden, but Leftist utopia San Francisco?