Friday, June 29, 2007

As Usual the Media Lied to All of Us! (Emailing: Furious Ann Coulter Strikes Back)

Yesterday I was really mad!

I was feeling pretty happy in the morning because the Kennedy Immigration Bill had been defeated in the Senate, but by early afternoon I was getting really fed up with Ann Coulter!

The reports all over the airwaves yesterday (both radio, television, and the web) indicated that while being interviewed on a T.V. show Monday morning, Ann Coulter had said, she wished John Edwards would have been killed by a terrorist attack . In addition it was being reported that Coulter referred to Edwards as a "f -gg- t" during the same interview!

Wow, I thought! I knew Ann was a little more to the right than I was, and I'd heard her say some things in the past that sort of made me cringe - but I didn't think she would ever say anything like that! I was mad that she would ever say such stupid things and gone that far!

Turns out I was wrong to be mad at Ann Coulter. As has become the norm in her case, the left was, once again, having a field day at her expense. The truth is that by the time she got "off the air" from her Good Morning America interview Monday, the uber-liberal bloggers and spin-doctors were dissecting her remarks and "massaging them" to their advantage. In addition, (never one to miss a chance at "getting" a conservative), Chris Matthews gleefully blindsided "guest" Coulter the following day on his MSNBC show, when he "prearranged" a phone call from John Edwards wife Elizabeth, without telling Coulter! Mrs. Edwards told an obviously shocked Coulter (and smiling Matthews) that she was offended by Coulter's statements in her Good Morning America interview.

So, what's the truth? Well, in actuality.....Ann Coulter never used the homophobic "f-word" insult she's reported to have used. (I should have realized she's classier than that). And as far as her "death wish" for John Edwards, well, you can CLICK the link to read the article below that I've reprinted (with approval) from NewsMax.

It's really becoming a very, very combative political arena in this country! My guess is that this is only the first volley in an assault on conservative pundits and talk show hosts, all geared toward getting "The Fairness Doctrine" re-instituted in this country.

As is referenced in the final 2 paragraphs in the NewsMax story, Democrat bloggers, and liberal politicians all over the news and web this week...seemingly at random...were all coming out and making emotional statements about how "talk radio and conservative pundits have high-jacked the media!" John Kerry even said, "this would have never happened if we still had the Fairness Doctrine in place." Oh please - Random?

You tell me...whenever you have Feinstein, Kerry, Pelosi, Kennedy, Clinton, Shumer, the Daily Kos, and all spewing saliva about the unfairness of talk radio hosts and the need for a return to the fairness doctrine.....geez boys & girls, does this sound random to you? Nahh, you got it kids! This has the grubby little "talking point" paw prints of Rahm Emanuel, the DNC, Chucky Shumer and the sleazzzy Clintons all over it.

Hold onto your hats folks...this is going to be a long , hot, incredibly contentious campaign!

Sorry I ever doubted you Ms. Coulter! It won't happen again!

Dum Spiro Spero

Michael Chertoff .... It's - time - for - him - to - go!

Chertoff.......rhymes with "jerk-off"

Yesterday, after the Immigration bill had been defeated in the Senate, someone asked the Head of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, what his thoughts were.

(this is never pretty - which explains why reporters always ask!)

This ...."beltway brain surgeon"..... lifted his arms, shook his head, looked into the camera and said........ "Well, there goes our $4.5 billion. I don't know how we can be expected to build a 700 mile wall now!"

(see, never pretty!) OUCH!

"Psst! Excuse me, Einstein .... the 700 mile wall was approved and partially funded many moons ago! BTW - has anyone explained to you that in order to get that $4.5 billion, your Border Patrol Agents would have to collect it from fines levied on illegal aliens they catch??? Didn't think so."

Would somebody wake George up and tell him there's 165 pounds of dead meat "heading-up" his Homeland Security juggernaut. Thanks.

"QUEM DEUS VULT PERDERE, PRIUS DEMENTAT" ("What the Gods would destroy, they first make mad") - Euripides

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Do we do the right thing?? - 2005 Article

Being a human resources practitioner throughout my career I was always struck by the pains HR went through to make sure all sides of an issue were examined, and that all parties in a conflict were heard. Many times this amounted to days spent making sure that each 't' was crossed and each 'i' was dotted. When I began negotiating labor contracts and directing bigger and bigger employee populations, this became even more important and more cumbersome.
With increased government regulations, the world of human resources became even more combative. State and Federal Regulators thought nothing of fining your organization if even the smallest of reporting requirements was overlooked or overdue. During the 70's, 80's and early 90's I often watched as entire management teams froze with fear at the thought of having to enforce an EEOC ruling, or had an OSHA official show up at their door unannounced. At times it became comical.
During my two decades in high volume manufacturing, two of my best friends turned out to be my VP's of Manufacturing. They taught me that you can never ask "Why" enough, and that it isn't always a bad thing to say "No" to an employee. I used the latter rule a lot in business and also applied it to Vice Presidents, Presidents, and Union Reps, all with good results. Both of these lessons I gleefully applied to education of my children as well. (Although I must admit I could have, perhaps should have said "NO" a bit more with both Kara & Kris!)
I was thinking the other day of how hard it is to get things done here in America as a nation, and also within the legal system. There's always an attorney around to fight a case no matter how stupid it is, no matter how frivolous, no matter how contemptible the plaintiff is. In many cases attorneys have fought on one side of an issue early in their career and a few years later they are fighting on the other side of an issue. In some cases it seems as though the plaintiff is having it both ways and winning. Same thing with Congress and passing laws. At times bills sail through both houses of Congress as if blown by a strong wind, at other times we learn about simple majorities being replaced by super majorities - 3/5 votes need as opposed to 51%. Frankly I can't keep all of the procedural nuances of Congress straight.............unfortunately I believe, neither can Congress!
Two quick examples to help me make my point.
First, what attorney in his right mind would bring to court the lawsuit suing the owner of a dry cleaner $54 million dollars for loosing a pair of pants. Ahhh, the plaintiff bringing the suit against the dry cleaner was an Administrative Law Judge - forget it, nuf said!
Second, during the last 4 years there have been fights in Congress over the size of the airplane being requested by House leadership; in 2006 "the Gang of 14" was created in the 109th Congress - whereby 7 Republican Senators and 7 Democrat Senators decided they would not vote the way their parties wanted them to...did this make any sense? Around the same timeframe, there were a lot of Senators and Congressmen/women/persons who wanted to treat detainees at Guantanimo Bay as felons, and give them access to legal counsel and all the other rights American citizens get when they're incarcerated. Many still do! I don't know about all of you, but for me this last one is taking it a bit too far. When people are trying to kill you during a war, I'll be damned if I think they should get Ron Cuby to defend them! There's even a part of me when I think of our brave dead service men & women and their families, that feel that these scum should never even have made it to Guantanimo Bay in the first place - if you catch my meaning!
All of this is just prolog to the purpose of this posting. For a really long time I've believed that as Americans, we are going too far to be able to say "we do the right thing." Personally, I've believed ever since 9/11 that our Congress is made up of a bunch of "weak sisters" on both sides of the aisle! My kids use the terms "wus" & "wimp" and I have to say I agree with both terms as it applies to every one of the 535 Congressional members. I have been shocked at the lack of leadership the Republicans demonstrated when they held both houses of Congress, and am shocked still by the continued lack of leadership the Dems have shown under Pelosi & Reid.
As a country, I have watched us "gnash our teeth" and protest in the streets about how we're treating enemy combatants who throw feces on their guards and would just as soon slit your spouses throat while they sleep. Unbelievable! We bend over backwards and install foot washing stations for islamic students, but we forbid spectators and players from invoking a prayer before a football game! We spend billions trying to ban guns....when I hope all of us know that CRIMINALS AREN'T BUYING THEIR GUNS FROM STORES, hence they ain't filling out your forms you dumb schmucks! And finally, for some reason we don't promote the fact that every year the United States welcomes over 2 million legal émigrés from all nations around the world to our country - instead we accuse anyone not in favor of granting amnesty to 12 million law breakers as being against family values. (???) Now, how far removed from logic & "doing the right thing" is that?
In Australia during 2005, they were facing increased criticism of their "way of life" by Muslims that had arrived in Australia during the previous decade. The report below was originally printed in 2005 and was sent to me last week by a good friend. It's remarkable because it harkens me back to the lessons I learned from my two Manufacturing VP's. Most importantly, that it's alright to tell someone "No! This is the way we do it here!" But as my friend said, doing so would require our president and congress developing some backbone. ( I'd put it another would involve our president and congress growing a couple of .... well you get the picture! )
More and more I think the United States can learn a lot if it takes a look around at how other countries are dealing with certain issues. Especially Prime Minister Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello! We might even learn from the French, as long as we remember to reverse everything! Enjoy the article and let me know what you think.
Dum Spiro Spero
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Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia, at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you", he said on National Television. "I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia: one the Australian law and another Islamic law that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said.
Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off." "Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want, to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.

Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians."
"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia." "However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand." "This idea of Australia being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. And as Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle." "This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom"
"We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the language!"

"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture."
"We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us."
"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.
"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."

"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."

DEDUCTIVE REASONING (or why we shouldn't be trusting Congress anymore!)

Fact: In 1986, my hero Ronald Reagan signed into law the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. Not so much because he liked the bill in it's entirety, but because as he said, "We have to get control of our borders and this is the way to do it!"

Fact: The Simpson-Mazzoli Act granted AMNESTY to 3 million illegal aliens already in our country. We were told at the time words to the effect....OK, amnesty stinks, but grant it this time and we'll never again have to deal with illegal aliens!

Fact: During the ensuing 21 years, the 3 million illegal aliens who invaded our country, has once again grown to more than 12 million. Why? Because from 1986 to now, there has never been a concerted effort to enforce border security. Congress, (and you can look up who was controlling Congress during much of that time, but both are to blame), obfuscated the truth of an increasing alien invasion. They did their "smoke & mirrors" dance indicating that we were helping itinerant/migrant farm workers less fortunate than us. It was a 21 year period of "Give us your tired, your poor... we'll never check!" It was the realization of what America stood for in the song - right????

Fact: During the last 43 years, Senator Ted Kennedy has "championed" 7 immigration bills which have all passed in Congress. Invariably, each of these bills has resulted in higher individual taxes and greater social service expenditures to all American citizens. Each time!

Fact: In math even I can understand ..... 3 million X 4 = 12 million illegal aliens now slated to get AMNESTY under the Kennedy Immigration Bill. So, in 21 years you could say we've quadrupled our problem!
(BY THE WAY, regarding the new one in Congress has even been able to read the whole bill yet, it hasn't been "fleshed out" by the committee of august Senators writing it. Only 350 or so of the full 670 pages are available so I'm told by my Senator's office in Washington on Tuesday afternoon! Does this strike anyone as wrong or at least very odd? Voting for something you haven't read yet? "Just sign, you don't need to read it!" What does this remind you of? Now where did I put that bridge I wanted to sell you.......)

Fact: The bill currently before Congress has an added $4.5 billion dollars to pay for increased border security and enforcement. HOWEVER, did you know, this $4.5 billion dollars is to be collected from the fines levied upon the 12 million illegal aliens. Huh? Do we really think this is going to work? Collecting $4.5 billion dollars from dirt poor crop pickers and day laborers who are doing work (as Kennedy and McCain say) at a pay rate Americans would never accept. And doing work no American would ever do! Does this sound like a plausible plan for the collection of $4.5 BILLION DOLLARS?

Fact: (Here's a big one for you - don't take my word for it) .... No less than The Heritage Foundation stated in an article published on June 7th, that "the cost of retirement benefits for amnesty recipients is likely to be very large. Overall, the net cost to taxpayers of retirement benefits for amnesty recipients is likely to be at least $2.6 trillion."
OUCH!!!!!!! Oh thank you so very much, Senator Kennedy!!! We can always depend on you to spend our money - not yours!
Here's the link to the full article

Deductive Reasoning:
21 years + no border enforcement = 12 million AMNESTY recipients. (4X's the 1986 amnesty totals)
Therefore: Given the Congressional track record for championing border sovereignty/security during the last 21 years, it is safe to reason that using the same level of competence, by the year 2028 another Kennedy will be championing another AMNESTY bill for the 48 million illegal aliens who will begin invading the United States immediately after the current Kennedy Amnesty Bill is signed into law. (4 X 12 = 48 simple math again!)
Therefore: For our children's sake, we can not afford to trust Congress any longer.

PLEASE! Call your Senator's and Congressmen! I have! And I will continue to do so until this bill is defeated! Tell them that they represent you and you don't want this bill to pass! Threaten to vote against them the next election if they vote for this bill! Here's an important link to a website that will give you all your Senators and Congressmen's phone & fax numbers,

Do it to honor all those immigrants who have come here legally - like my parents and Sue's parents! And probably lots of folks in your families!

Dum Spiro Spero

Monday, June 25, 2007

Quote of the Decade.........

"The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration."

Dum Spiro Spero

Thursday, June 07, 2007

NEVADAN'S - RECALL HARRY REID!!!!! No Concessions for Illegals until Borders Secured!!!

I HAVE HAD IT !!!!!!!!!

Yesterday, the Head Dullard for the Democrat Party in the Senate - Harry Reid - while explaining all the "hard work" still necessary to pass the Immigration debacle, called 12 million illegal aliens..........


For this statement alone, All Nevadan Americans should call / email and fax their Governor's Office and demand an immediate recall vote on this "gentleman" currently reigning as Senate Majority Leader!

In 5 seconds the dim-witted Nevada Senator unequivocally told all United States citizens that 12 million LAW BREAKERS were Americans! In 5 seconds, Harry Reid not only told everyone listening what the Democrat strategy was for 2008, but also told everyone that U.S. Citizenship no longer counts! LAW BREAKERS are just as important to America as I am - as you are - as your kids and families are! Here, LAWS no longer count, Rules and regulations no longer apply as long as you can do away with borders!

The "message" Senator Reid was sending to every illegal and every islamic terrorist is........

"Don't worry LAW BREAKERS, by the time you get here we'll have passed this law! The United States as it once was, no longer exists!! They can never again have sovereign borders because of this bill! They can never again impose laws to govern who they allow into their country!! - We have broken them! America is now an open society!"

Patriotic Americans should phone / fax / and email as many people as they can, to swell the protest against illegal immigration policies, and to urge an immediate recall of any Senator, Congressman, or Governor that supports this immigration bill !

Tell them, "THIS IS STILL MY COUNTRY!!!" Let those we elected to work for us hear YOUR voice!!!

"the ultimate authority...resides in the people alone," - James Madison, The Federalist Papers