Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Christianity Vs Atheism

Let me make clear that I accept most of the New Atheist's criticism of religious bad behavior over the centuries, and of theology itself. I just don't accept turning science into a new religion until it can show it has all the answers, which it hasn't, and probably never will. - Ron Rosenbaum

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Border Control Debate

I love to debate. I don't really mean to turn things into an argument, but I enjoy listening to the the intelligent opinion of others. But before you bring up immigration reform, spend 20 minutes on THIS WEB SITE.

Hundreds of people illegally enter the USA every day by simply walking unchallenged across our Southern border. Cartel involvement has brought increased organizational skills and even tunnels. Accurate statistics are impossible to gather, but the true nature of what is happening on our Southern border is staggering, and the general public remains largely uninformed. has cameras set up that cover a very small percentage of the 1,952 miles of border between California and Texas, and yet they document on film hundreds of people illegally entering our county every day.

1) Control the border
2) Enforce current law

Don't bring up making changes to current laws if you are unable/unwilling to enforce current laws. Any new laws are as pointless as the current laws if we choose to ignore them anyway.

I Have GOT to Get One of These!!!

Seriously. Details FOUND HERE.

Jeremiah Wright is Just a Simple Man of God

My father is retired from the United Methodist Church after about 44 years as a pastor. In my first year out of college I made more money then my father. The living quarters he has now are just slightly smaller then the 10,400 square foot house owned by Jeremiah Wright enjoys since his retirement from Trinity United Church.

I lot has been said about the relationship between Barack Obama and his pastor of 20 years. Comments made by Reverend Wright have been played and replayed with little notice outside of the crazy right wing tea party nuts who listen to Glenn Beck. People with common sense know that Wright's comments were taken completely out of context, and that he's actually a simple man doing God's work in this world. Right?

More PR Issues for Islam

I'm not saying Islam promotes violence or anything. But maybe if some of the Imams got together they could hire the William Morris Agency to improve their image. These are just a few of the many news articles that float out on the internet on a daily basis.

While in the UK, event like could not only make Muslims look violent, but dumb. And what the world doesn't need right now is violent dumb people.

What could be worse PR then a good old fashion Islamic honor killing? How about fire bombing the wrong house. Silly Muslims. The problem is the UK boys are rank amateurs when compared to the major league teams in the Middle East. Recently 3 Israeli soldiers had their face cut off while they were still alive. Those Palestinians sure know how to throw a party. Maybe we should load up a boat of humanitarian aid to send them! If you think I'm making this one up, remember we live in the modern age of camera phones and internet video. But be warned, the video shows the results of exactly what happen. Video HERE.

Obama Political Aide "Forgot" about $40,000 Payment From SEIU?

Of course he did. Anyone could forget to disclose a $40,000 payment from the union that was instrumental in bringing Obama into office. It's not like he forgot to pay his taxes or anything, because we all know Obama would never have someone like THAT in his administration.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it highly unlikely the Justice Department will see any wrong doing in these actions. Not the same Justice Department that forced two of their lawyers to stop all legal action against the Black Panthers who stood outside the voting place with billy clubs.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Healthcare Done, Obama Now to Fix Immigration

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by the president.

The strategy was discussed during a meeting Monday by a range of prominent labor leaders and activist groups. Participants said Obama reiterated his support for immigration legislation but noted the political realities that have stalled it in Congress.

Latino leaders say they will work in coming months to pressure Republicans to give way and support an immigration bill - and make opponents pay at the ballot box if they don't.

"We're going to make absolutely crystal clear who's at fault here," said Eliseo Medina, a leader of the Service Employees International Union."

Obama Ignores Judge's Order

NEW YORK ( -- The offshore drilling ban imposed after the BP disaster is only supposed to hit operations in deep water -- 500 feet or more.

But drillers in shallow water say they haven't been issued permits since the April 20 explosion. The delay has already forced hundreds of layoffs, and many more could be on the way.


"The Department of Interior isn't issuing permits," said Jim Noe, a Hercules executive. "By mid July all of our rigs will be on the beach, and the workers without a job."

"Every time he asks them how many permits they've issued, and each time the answer is zero," said Hercules' Noe.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Obama Lied Says Time Magazine?!?!

It appears that even some members of the old school media are starting to realize that Obama's well phrased promises don't fare well when they run into the hard reality of the real world. Our President either knowingly lied as a means to achieve the ends of his social goals, or is hopelessly in over his head. Or both.

"If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan."

Throughout the long health care reform debate, that promise from President Obama was one of the few constants, made to reassure the bulk of Americans who already have insurance that the sweeping legislation would not have a downside. Just Tuesday, Obama tried to counter critics who say the new law contains a slew of unintended consequences. Announcing a fresh set of new insurance rules, he called the regulations "a true patients' bill of rights" and insisted that they are "not punitive."

But now that regulations about existing employer-sponsored plans have been issued, it's becoming clear that many of the 160 million Americans with job-based coverage will not, in fact, be able to keep what they currently have.

Republican critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act point to the Obama Administration's own estimates that by 2013, 39% to 69% of employer plans will be subject to new regulations and not grandfathered in, or exempted from the new rules. House minority leader John Boehner issued a press release about the new regulations with the headline "New ObamaCare Tagline Should Be 'If You Like Your Health Care Plan, Too Bad.' " - Time, June 24, 2010

But that's not as harsh as the words of Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

"Make it official: Everything Barack Obama touches turns to mush. Not because he wants to screw up everything, but because he's simply in over his head as president of the United States.

He is the quintessential wrong guy at the wrong time, and the events of last week provided another exclamation point to that sentence."

The Truth About Islam, Told By Muslims

"Those who know nothing about Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those people are witless. Islam says: 'Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!' Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by the infidel? Islam says: 'Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter them.' Islam says: 'Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword.' The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim." - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Education is the best weapon.

Our Emperor Has No Clothes

Like a painful version of The Dance of the Seven Veils, the media start to realize that our President is in over his head. World events slowly strip away each veil, to reveal that beneth the colorful words of "Hope and Change" is a man with no substance who is completely out of touch with the world of middle class America.

Obama clearly wishes to do good and means well. But he is one of those people who believe that the world was born with the word and exists by means of persuasion, such that there is no person or country that you cannot, by means of logical and moral argument, bring around to your side. He speaks as a teacher, as someone imparting values and generalities appropriate for a Sunday morning sermon, not as a tough-minded leader. He urges that things "must be done" and "should be done" and that "it is time" to do them. As the former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Les Gelb, put it, there is "the impression that Obama might confuse speeches with policy." Another journalist put it differently when he described Obama as an "NPR [National Public Radio] president who gives wonderful speeches." In other words, he talks the talk but doesn't know how to walk the walk. The Obama presidency has so far been characterized by a well-intentioned but excessive belief in the power of rhetoric with too little appreciation of reality and loyalty.
The end result is that a critical mass of influential people in world affairs who once held high hopes for the president have begun to wonder whether they misjudged the man. They are no longer dazzled by his rock star personality and there is a sense that there is something amateurish and even incompetent about how Obama is managing U.S. power. For example, Obama has asserted that America is not at war with the Muslim world. The problem is that parts of the Muslim world are at war with America and the West. Obama feels, fairly enough, that America must be contrite in its dealings with the Muslim world. But he has failed to address the religious intolerance, failing economies, tribalism, and gender apartheid that together contribute to jihadist extremism. This was startling and clear when he chose not to publicly support the Iranians who went to the streets in opposition to their oppressive government, based on a judgment that our support might be counterproductive. Yet, he reaches out instead to the likes of Bashar Assad of Syria, Iran's agent in the Arab world, sending our ambassador back to Syria even as it continues to rearm Hezbollah in Lebanon and expands its role in the Iran-Hezbollah-Hamas alliance.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Order 227: Saudi Experiences Sudden Surge in Driver Applications

Order 227: Saudi Experiences Sudden Surge in Driver Applications

Saudi Experiences Sudden Surge in Driver Applications

More fun with Islam. Background: Islam doesn't permit women to drive.

Riyadh: Saudi women plan to turn a controversial fatwa (religious ruling) to their advantage and launch a campaign to achieve their long-standing demand to drive in this conservative kingdom.

If the demand is not met, the women threatened to follow through the fatwa which allows them to breastfeed their drivers and turn them into their sons.

The campaign will be launched under the slogan: "We either be allowed to drive or breastfeed foreigners," a journalist told Gulf News.

Amal Zahid said that their decision follows a fatwa issued by a renowned scholar which said that Saudi women can breastfeed their foreign drivers for them to become their sons.

"As every Saudi family needs a driver, our campaign will focus on women's right to drive," she said.

The controversial fatwa, which was regarded as both funny and weird, issued recently by Shaikh Abdul Mohsin Bin Nasser Al Obaikan, member of Saudi Council of Senior Scholars and adviser to the king, has sparked a debate in society.

The renowned scholar said Saudi women can breastfeed their foreign drivers for them to be become their sons and brothers to their daughters.

Under this relationship, foreign drivers can mix freely with all members of the family without breaking the Islamic rule which does not allow mixing of genders.

Breast milk kinship is considered to be as good as a blood relationship in Islam.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Hypocrisy from Princess Pelosi

The Princess who spends $1,000 a week of taxpayer money in food and booze on her government provided jet, has sunk to a new low. The country has a "moral responsibility" to pass the Democrat's "cap and trade" tax program in order to save "God's beautiful creation".

So...passing cap and trade is saving God's creation. Aborting unborn children? No problem.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Change You Can Believe In

On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress has an obligation, a duty, to secure the border.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Issue is National Security, and Personal Security

It's time for politicians to realize that it's not just about immigration. It's not about racism. Arizona has the 2nd highest kidnapping number in the world, and people in Texas experience home invasions by illegals with automatic weapons. The rest of the country needs to understand what is happening on the border, and our politicians must move beyond rhetoric and secure our borders.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Transparency From Obama Admistration

Southern States beg the federal government for assistance on the Mexican border. More violence, and more excursions into US territory by Mexican security forces. The National Drug Intelligence Center releases it's annual National Drug Threat Assessment that states growing threat from drug cartels and an open boarder. How does the Obama administration respond? They move to hide the report from the public.

From the New York Times:

The most transparent administration EVER. But why would the Obama administration want to keep this information from the public? Perhaps the mainstream media would actually have to report that there is a lot more happening on our Mexican boarder then just those crazy racist in Arizona violating the rights of people who have no right to be here. After all, those people should have the right to vote Democratic in future elections! They are simply poor, huddled masses yearning to be free.

Perhaps you heard about the recent seizure of 147 assault rifles and 10,000 round of ammunition near the Texas/Mexican boarder? No?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Detailed Article Highly Critical of Obama Published in Conservative, Right Wing Journal "Rolling Stone".

"Scientists like Steiner had urgently tried to alert Obama to the depth of the rot at MMS. "I talked to the transition team," Steiner says. "I told them that MMS was a disaster and needed to be seriously reformed." A top-to-bottom restructuring of MMS didn't require anything more than Ken Salazar's will: The agency only exists by order of the Interior secretary. "He had full authority to change anything he wanted," says Rep. Issa, a longtime critic of MMS. "He didn't use it."


"The company applied the same deadly cost-cutting mentality to its oil rig in the Gulf. BP, it is important to note, is less an oil company than a bank that finances oil exploration; unlike ExxonMobil, which owns most of the equipment it uses to drill, BP contracts out almost everything. That includes the Deepwater Horizon rig that it leased from a firm called Transocean. BP shaved $500,000 off its overhead by deploying a blowout preventer without a remote-control trigger – a fail-safe measure required in many countries but not mandated by MMS, thanks to intense industry lobbying. It opted to use cheap, single-walled piping for the well, and installed only six of the 21 cement spacers recommended by its contractor, Halliburton – decisions that significantly increased the risk of a severe explosion. It also skimped on critical testing that could have shown whether explosive gas was getting into the system as it was being cemented, and began removing mud that protected the well before it was sealed with cement plugs.

As BP was cutting corners aboard the rig, the Obama administration was plotting the greatest expansion of offshore drilling in half a century. In 2008, as prices at the pump neared $5 a gallon, President Bush had lifted an executive moratorium on offshore drilling outside the Gulf that had been implemented by his father following the Exxon Valdez. On the campaign trail, Obama had stressed that offshore drilling "will not make a real dent in current gas prices or meet the long-term challenge of energy independence." But once in office, he bowed to the politics of "drill, baby, drill." Hoping to use oil as a bargaining chip to win votes for climate legislation in Congress, Obama unveiled an aggressive push for new offshore drilling in the Arctic, the Southeastern seaboard and new waters in the Gulf, closer to Florida than ever before. In doing so, he ignored his administration's top experts on ocean science, who warned that the offshore plan dramatically understated the risks of an oil spill and petitioned Salazar to exempt the Arctic from drilling until more scientific studies could be conducted.

Undeterred, Obama and Salazar appeared together at Andrews Air Force Base on March 31st to introduce the plan. The stagecraft was pure Rove in its technicolor militaristic patriotism. The president's podium was set up in front of the cockpit of an F-18, flanked by a massive American flag. "We are not here to do what is easy," Salazar declared. "We are here to do what is right." He insisted that his reforms at MMS were working: "We are making decisions based on sound information and sound science." The president, for his part, praised Salazar as "one of the finest secretaries of Interior we've ever had" and stressed that his administration had studied the drilling plan for more than a year. "This is not a decision that I've made lightly," he said. Two days later, he issued an even more sweeping assurance. "It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don't cause spills," the president said. "They are technologically very advanced."

Eighteen days later, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Deepwater Horizon rig went off like a bomb."


"Instead of seizing the reins, the Obama administration cast itself in a supporting role, insisting that BP was responsible for cleaning up the mess. "When you say the company is responsible and the government has oversight," a reporter asked Gibbs on May 3rd, "does that mean that the government is ultimately in charge of the cleanup?" Gibbs was blunt: "No," he insisted, "the responsible party is BP." In fact, the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan – the federal regulations that lay out the command-and-control responsibilities for cleaning up an oil spill – makes clear that an oil company like BP cannot be left in charge of such a serious disaster. The plan plainly states that the government must "direct all federal, state or private actions" to clean up a spill "where a discharge or threat of discharge poses a substantial threat to the public health or welfare of the United States."


"Scientists were stunned that NOAA, an agency widely respected for its scientific integrity, appeared to have been co-opted by the White House spin machine. "NOAA has actively pushed back on every fact that has ever come out," says one ocean scientist who works with the agency. "They're denying until the facts are so overwhelming, they finally come out and issue an admittance." Others are furious at the agency for criticizing the work of scientists studying the oil plumes rather than leading them. "Why they didn't have vessels there right then and start to gather the scientific data on oil and what the impacts are to different organisms is inexcusable," says a former government marine biologist. "They should have been right on top of that." Only six weeks into the disaster did the agency finally deploy its own research vessel to investigate the plumes."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free Gaza!

'Six of the nine passengers killed in an Israeli raid on an aid convoy bound for Gaza were shot by a single Israeli commando, who is being considered for a medal of valour for saving his injured comrades as passengers attacked them with clubs, knives and even guns they had taken from downed Navy Seals.

There were reports that passengers who attacked the Israeli boarding party had been dragging three captured commandos into the hold of the ship when the shooting broke out. And a British passenger who witnessed the deadly pre-dawn encounter in international waters said that some of the more peaceful activists on board had tried to protect captured Israeli soldiers being set upon by a hardcore of passengers, most of them believed to be Turks linked to an Islamic charity accused by Israel of having links to extremists.

The Israeli commando who killed six of the passengers of Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ferry owned by the IHH charity, said that he had been the last of 15 soldiers to rappel down the rope from an overhead helicopter on to the decks of the ship, which he described as “a battlefield”.

Identified for security reasons only as Staff Sergeant S, he said that contrary to initial Israeli Army reports, the shooting had started within minutes as he and his comrades were set upon by a “mob of mercenaries”.

As he landed on the ship’s top deck, he said he saw three of his superior officers who had landed ahead of him lying wounded, one with a bullet wound to the stomach, another shot in the knee and the third beaten unconscious.

Taking charge, he formed his men in a perimeter around the wounded, pulled his 9mm Glock pistol and opened fire on passengers he accused of shooting at the boarding party with guns taken off the first soldiers, who had been overwhelmed as they landed one by one.

“When I hit the deck, I was immediately attacked by people with bats, metal pipes and axes,” the sergeant recalled. “These were without a doubt terrorists. I could see the murderous rage in their eyes and that they were coming to kill us.”

He said he saw one of the passengers holding a seized pistol to another Israeli commando’s head.'

HAMAS is refusing to accept inspected cargo from the Rachel Corrie because it docked at Ashodod and not Gaza. Why would they prevent this humanitarian aid from reaching their people who are "starving"?

HAMAS closes down UN and NGO offices responsible for distributing humanitarian aid to it's people:

June 3 (Reuters) - A top United Nations official voiced concern on Thursday over the closure by the Hamas Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip of several non-governmental organisations in the Palestinian enclave.

"This targeting of NGOs, including U.N. partner organisations, is unacceptable, violating accepted norms of a free society and harming the Palestinian people," Robert Serry, the U.N.'s special co-ordinator for the Middle East peace process, said in a statement.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) said the offices of six organisations, including care centres for women and children, were raided by members of Hamas's security forces between May 31 and June 1.

"The de facto authorities must cease such repressive steps and allow the re-opening of these civil society institutions without delay," Serry said.

Hamas officials were not available for comment.

Youssef Abu Amr of the Sharek Youth Forum in the southern city of Rafah said Hamas security men gave them no reason for closing the office of his organisation.

"They just told us the office would be closed and employees should stop all activities," Abu Amra said.

He rants on Israel, but ignores the question: Why is HAMAS blocking the transfer of goods to Gaza?

What is the HAMAS agenda?

What is the HAMAS agenda?

What is the HAMAS agenda?

"Everyone who has had contact with them and lived alongside them, in the East and in the West, has spurned them, loathed them, and detested them, to the point where Hitler said: I could kill all the Jews in the world, but I left a few alive so that the entire world will know why I killed the Jews"

"Gaza does not need all this media coverage… Gaza needs bombs, bullets, iron, fire, missiles, tanks, mines, and missile launchers held on the shoulders of lions such as [the Arab commanders in Chechnya] Thamir Al-Suweilem ('Khattab') and Abu Al-Walid Al-Ghamdi, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi and Yahya Ayyash... It needs extraordinary leaders such as Osama bin Laden, Mullah Muhammad Omar, Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, and Shamil Basayev…"

"Gaza will not agree to a ceasefire with the Jews. On the contrary – it is thirsty and wants to drink the blood of the sons of apes and pigs, and it is hungry and longs to devour the body parts of these cowards. Proud Gaza calls to the Muslims, [saying] that it does not want people to defend it, but rather wants people to set out from it to liberate Palestine and to expel the accursed Jews.

"Gaza does not want 'freedom ships' bearing blonde women with Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and atheist men; it wants a naval fleet and a land army [bearing] black Islamic banners that are Khorasani [i.e. Afghan], Syrian, Egyptian, Maghrebi, Yemeni, Turk, and Kurdish, set east of the Jordan River with the Jews to its west, with sparks flying from the eyes of the Muslims...

"Our problem is not Gaza, but [all] Palestine. [Our problem is with] those who protect the Jews from outside its borders, and prevent the mujahideen from entering Palestine to wage jihad for the sake of Allah and to liberate our holy lands. Thus, we say to the mujahideen: Those who want to enter Palestine and fight the Jews must start first [by fighting] the border guards [i.e. the Arab regimes], so as to protect their rear – because a wise man does not leave his rear exposed to his enemy. It is not forbidden to kill the Jewish state's border guards, even if they pray and fast..." - Hussein bin Mahmud

TEHRAN, June 6 (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

"Iran's navy forces are ready to escort the peace flotilla to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities," Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's representative inside the Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza.

The Guards, with their own navy, air force and command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the Islamic Republic.