Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fishing the Creek.

I used to take a short cane pole
and head out for the creek
where tannin colored water ran
like iced tea over white soft sand.
It pooled in bends or near felled
trees in deep black holes where
fishes hid.

With weight and hook
and wiggling worm
I’d drop my line and watch the
bobbing bobber disappear
when fish would bite
and take their flight to
wrap my line around some
hidden snag.

Dennis Price

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury....

Let me set the record straight.  You have heard a lengthy summation from my esteemed colleagues concerning their roll in this crime.  However, let me remind you of the facts before you retire to deliberate.

Since taking over the White House, and both houses of Congress on January 22, 2009 the Democrats would have you believe they inherited a big mess from George W. Bush and the Republicans.  But, I would remind you that they have left out a few important facts.

First, it was actually January 3, 2007 when the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate.  It was the start of the 110th Congress.  This was the first time the Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

So, what did these spin doctors actually inherit in January of 2007?

On this date, the DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77.

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%.

The unemployment rate was 4.6%.

On this date Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee, and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.  Fifteen months later we had a meltdown in our Banking and Financial Services.

This Democrat led Congress ruined a strong economy by dumping from five to six trillion dollars of toxic loans on the economy from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

George W. Bush asked Congress seventeen (17) times to stop Fannie and Freddie starting in 2001 because they were too financially risky for the U. S. economy.

Who was fighting these reform efforts?  Barack Hussein Obama, and the Democrat members of Congress.

Now that you have all the facts, I think you will be able to properly assess blame in this case.

The Defense rests your honor.

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
  - Doug Larson

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jackrabbits of Harlingen

With houses hogging every lot
the habitat is shrinking fast
for hounded hares of Harlingen
who cling to every clump of grass.

They‘re long and lean
with ears to match
and walk with rocking gait.
Rumps up, heads low.

In howling wind they hunker down
on sparsely covered bits of ground
and run with blinding speed when danger’s near.
Then disappear in broad daylight.

And when I think we’ve seen the last
I scan the vacant lots’ tall grass
and there they sit this tiny band
of hounded hares from Harlingen.

 Dennis Price

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Lesson on Liberals

Examine this chart closely, it will explain a lot about why you don't understand liberals.

Liberals are really easy to identify in the field.

Here are some really famous ones.  I hope this exercise has helped you.  Remember:

Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.
  - Anonymous

Friday, September 24, 2010


Yesterday I was thinking while I waited for the glue to dry on the piano.  I once again proved my worth as a handyman by coming up with a clever fix for a missing piano key.  However, as I thought about recent e-mails I received, one in particular caused me some angst.  I keep getting e-mails related to forming a constitutional convention to come up with a new amendment to keep the Congress of the United States from exempting themselves for life from the laws they burden the rest of us with.

Now I've always wondered how this particular group of American citizens could decide, once they got elected to serve the other citizens, that they had the right to exempt themselves from the laws they pass.  I haven't seen anything in the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution of the United States of America that gives them any such power.    We have a federal judiciary to decide such matters, so why hasn't someone sued to get these great and noble jurists to earn their pay?  Well, lets take a look at that.  These jurists are hand picked by the politicians who occupy both the Executive, and Legislative branches of our government.  The latest Supreme Court Justice doesn't have one hour of judicial experience.  That should come as no surprise when you consider our current president, who nominated her, has little, if any, experience either.

We shouldn't have to pass more laws to control our elected representatives.  They should feel a moral compulsion to do what their constituents want them to do.  If they don't, then we should fire them and get someone who understands the program.  What makes us think this polluted, and corrupted bunch of current politicians will pay any attention to a new amendment?  From the president on down, this administration, and certain traitorous fence jumpers, are ignoring the U. S. Constitution with every action they currently take.  We have "pretend organizations", like the Congressional Budget Office to affirm that the trillions being spent to fund every bill that passes is deficit neutral.  You would have to be a surviving brain transplant donor to believe that bunk.

I called my Senator the other day and spoke to an able staffer.  I asked if anyone had considered legislation to prevent any bill from being written in the House and Senate that contained anything but the subject matter indicated in the title of the bill.  I told him we were being hornswoggled by the "silent riders" on almost every bill signed into law.  The titles of these bills might have to do with Defense, but the parasitic riders might contain a bill allowing a blanket amnesty for all illegal immigrants currently in the United States.  I'm not very good at interpreting the language spoken inside the beltway, but I think he said something about the House having some limitations, but he further said these restrictions didn't apply to the Senate.  He said that was unlikely to change.  I think perhaps King George had notions like that too.

I think this would also be something we want to change in the very near future.

As the insightful Mr. Will Rogers said,  "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Talking With The Boys

I was at the tire shop the other day having my tires rotated and everyone seemed to be talking politics.  I said I wondered how so many people could believe so many lies from so many politicians when the truth was right before their eyes.  Edith Sitwell came by and she said, "The public will believe anything, as long as it's not founded on truth."  I had to agree.

How can we be expected to make rational decisions when the bills being offered to Congress these days are over 2000 pages in length and written by lawyers?  The people who wrote them don't even know what's in them.  They advise us to pass them so we can see what's in them.  Now what kind of backward thinking is that? The Congressional Budget Office has to be located in Orlando, Florida because every analysis they give on bills such as Health Care are said to be deficit neutral.  No bill passed by the Federal Government in its entire history has been deficit neutral.  We just can't fathom how much these monstrosities are going to eventually cost the American taxpayer.  Fantasy Land is the only place where such bunk could possibly be believable.  Will Rogers once said, "Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back."

I told the guys and gals at the tire store, I thought we had enough laws.  I believe if we enforced them the way we should, we could do without another one.  That would relieve us of having to foot the bill for Congress because they wouldn't be needed anymore.  If we spent more time on getting morally and spiritually tuned up we wouldn't need so many folks to enforce the laws either.  I'm discouraged by the large numbers of people who totally ignore the speed limits.  You may not think that's so bad.  But, it indicates a breakdown in society when even the good folks are willing to break the law on a regular basis.  We pick and chose what we will obey and what we won't when the enforcers aren't in sight.

Our current administration has taken this attitude a step further by ignoring the U. S. Constitution whenever they choose.  They have stacked the federal courts with judges who payback their handlers by making decisions based on benefiting those who appointed them, instead of following the "rule of law."  When our system of checks and balances fails, then a very few people can exercise total control over our country's direction .  They can spend money we don't have and ram legislation through against the will of the American people.  People then become frustrated that the system is no longer working and they revolt.  Once respect is lost for the government then anarchy follows and nothing good can come from that.

Will Rogers also said, "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."  I think we would do well to remember that advice.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

He's Sucking America Dry.

The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.  Let's see how he has taken care of his illegal alien aunt from Kenya.  She has been here since 2000.  If a man will treat his own family like this, then just imagine how he will deal with the elderly in our country who are not kin to him.  Let's examine just how grateful these illegal immigrants are with the benefits granted to them by our government.

Listen as Obama's Aunt tells of her overstay in this country.  Then notice that the same federal Judge who ordered her to leave, grants her asylum after Obama is inaugurated president.  She refused to go after the judge ordered her to go the first time and remained in this country illegally.

There will be millions of these overstays with an equally ungrateful opinion of the country that supports them with its tax dollars if Obama's amnesty plan is put into law.  They will form a huge undereducated, illiterate, and dependent bloc of Democrat voters.  They will actually believe what  Barney Franks, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obama tell them to believe.

As Ronald Regan says, "Theses voices don't speak for the rest of us."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Michelle says,....

I wonder if that hot dog is Kosher?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Layman's guide

If you are still confused about what we have in store, please consider this plain language outline of what this country has in store if we don't rid ourselves of any Muslim influence in this country.  Even very smart people seem to be too casual about Muslims because they claim to be a religion.  I hope this piece enlightens you to the difference.

The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book:

~~~Islam is not a religion, it is a cult. In its fullest form, it is a
complete, total, 100% system of life, and death.

~~~Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military
components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other

~~~Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to
agitate for their religious privileges.

~~~When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree
to the first Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other
components are planned to creep in as well..

Here's how it works:

~~~As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given
country, they will be, for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not
as a threat to normal citizens.
This is the case in:
United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

~~~At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and
disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails, sports figures and among
street gangs.
This is happening in:
Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

~~~From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage
of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to
feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply.
This is occurring in:
France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

~~~At this point, they will press to get the ruling government to allow them to rule
themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

~~~When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we
are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in
uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons
and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 15%

~~~After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia
formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish
synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

~~~At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and
ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

~~~From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other
religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use
of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

~~~After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run
ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the
infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some
ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

~~~100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here
there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the
only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

~~~Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical
Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical
Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me
against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins
and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against
the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100%
Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos,
within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The
national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor
schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities.

 In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The
children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel
is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim
Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But
their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all
other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's
population by the end of this century.

Obama Appoints two devout Muslims to homeland security posts. Doesn't this make
you feel safer already?
Obama and Janet Napolitano Appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim as
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the
Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).>

NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout
Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...? Just wondering.

~~~Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S.
buildings 8 years ago?

~~~Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood?

~~~President Obama is quoting the authority of Shariah muslim law and the great
religious book --- the Koran. Does Obama plan to convert, by law, the USA to Muslim?

~~~When politics are hard to understand, there is a religious motive, always.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Relax, It's Hump Day.

I lie adrift in an azure pool
with arms out stretched
in weightlessness
and shut my eyes behind
my shades
and gaze through eyelids
red with blood at
changing patterns light and dark.

The sun bares down
from cloudless sky,
Gulf breezes slowly
turn me round,
and I can feel
my skin turn brown
as afternoon slips into night,
and with it every troubling thought
fades on the gentle swells.

Dennis Price

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What about violence in the Qur'an?

If you think I haven't been taking the proper tact in my comments on the violent side of Islam, then read on.

This short video presentation will explain what the Koran/Qur'an says, and what Sharia law says.  It will also explain how Muslims can claim a peaceful side using the singular writings of Mohammed.

It is short and very informative.  Watch it to the end.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer Bugs

A dragon fly
with bulging compound eyes
zigs, zags, and zips
across the sky
transparent wings a whir.
Landing lightly,
on my shoulder now.
In kaleidoscope
it sees my face.

Dennis Price

Saturday, September 11, 2010

"Long may she wave...."

September 11, 2010.

I know many of you are flying your flags today and remembering those who lost their lives in the tragic planned disasters of September 11, 2001.  The title of this blog post is found in the last line of our National Anthem.  It is my prayer today.

However, if we continue to deny the intent of our nation's founding, and the divine inspiration of our founding fathers, we are doomed to failure.  Our founding fathers were flawed men just as we are, and would have failed had it not been for Almighty God's gracious intervention.  God had a purpose in the creation of this nation.  Modern humanist historians, and commentators, point up the mistakes we have made in our short history as proof that God had nothing to do with our miraculous successes.  Anytime you focus on men, it is easy to find flaws.  Even those of us who are Christians possess the same carnal nature common to all men, and at times we "will" to ignore the still small voice of Christ's Holy Spirit and operate under the direction of our own selfish desires.

We are a "Christian" nation.  Our entire history has a divine purpose.

Not everyone in our nation is a Christian.  Not everyone who claims to be "Christian" is, and practicing "Christians" don't always do the right thing.  Those who deny God and therefore his son Jesus Christ use our misuse of our freedoms in Christ to make their arguments.  They point to the misguided campaigns of some early "Christian" zealots to say we were guilty of the same things the Jihadists of Islam are currently doing.  The difference is, our bible doesn't support the actions of those "Christians" who participated, and Christian history has been absent such actions since the world became more enlightened.

Millions of Christians are being killed all over the world today by the followers of Islam.  It is still going on and it is supported by their holy book, the Qur'an, or Koran.

So, regardless of the outward actions of Muslims worldwide whether outwardly hostile and violent, or passive to the untrained observer, the Koran still says to kill all who do not embrace the worship of Mohammed and his Sharia law.  In their religion it is alright to lie to infidels to gain an advantage in the advancement of worldwide Muslim domination.

Here are some excerpts from an article by Clifford May written this month.

Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on terrorism and Islamism.

While America was happily cashing in the post–Cold War “peace dividend,” terrorists were bombing the World Trade Center (for what turned out to be the first time), slaughtering American troops at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, bombing two American embassies in Africa, and driving an explosive-laden boat into the USS Cole. Most political leaders, intelligence analysts, academics, and journalists did not see much significance in this pattern.

While America was happily cashing in the post–Cold War “peace dividend,” terrorists were bombing the World Trade Center (for what turned out to be the first time), slaughtering American troops at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, bombing two American embassies in Africa, and driving an explosive-laden boat into the USS Cole. Most political leaders, intelligence analysts, academics, and journalists did not see much significance in this pattern.

I differ with some of Mr. May's analysis after these statements, but I hope you get the picture.  Many of our government analysts do not see the deception being perpetrated by "tranquil Muslim communities" spreading across our nation - I say beware!  When they unmask, you had better be alert and ready to defend yourself.

Honor those today also who are putting themselves in harms way to stem the tide of the aligned Muslim nations set to cripple and destroy the United States of America.

The U.S. and the West are not prepared to escalate the conflict in order to defeat our enemies any time soon. Nor are we likely to accept defeat in the near term. So what we’re left with is indeed an “open-ended war,” a long war, a low-intensity war, on a variety of fronts.

Afghanistan is one of them. It is instructive to note that the Sunday Times of London reported last weekend that Iranians are paying members of the Taliban to kill American soldiers there. Think about that: Iran’s rulers are collaborating with the Taliban, an affiliate of al-Qaeda — evidence, hardly the first, that while Shia jihadis and Sunni jihadis may be rivals, they can and do find common causes: slaughtering Americans, for one.

Political leaders and the intelligence community ought to be seriously contemplating what this means —- and what it will mean if Tehran succeeds in acquiring nuclear weapons. Based on past performance, we cannot be confident they are engaging in such contemplation.

According to the Times, Iran is financing the Taliban using aid money from the West that is being paid to Iranian firms involved in the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. In other words: NATO countries are funding the slaughter of NATO troops. Will President Obama hold Iran responsible and take steps to end this practice? Will he even speak clearly of Iranian culpability?
More likely, he will repeat that our goal must be to avoid “open-ended war.” How encouraging that will be to the jihadis and Islamists in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Yemen, Gaza, and other fronts. It will reassure them that, nine years after the 9/11 attacks, they are thinking strategically — while their infidel enemies are not.           Clifford May

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Are you sure?

Don't bet your future on a shell game.  The Democrats use slight of hand to make us focus on the wrong half of the walnut while the pea remains hidden.  Thomas Sowell is one of the most succinct op-ed writers writing today.  He is an economist with a real grasp of which shell is covering the pea.  Read this recent offering that I've highlighted for effect.

Inherited from Whom?
Setting the record straight on “the policies that created this mess in the first place.”

Pres. Barack Obama boldly proclaims, “The buck stops here!” But whenever his policies are criticized, he acts as if the buck stopped with George W. Bush.

The party line that we are likely to be hearing from now until the November elections is that Obama “inherited” the big federal budget deficits and that he has to “clean up the mess” left in the economy by the Republicans. This may convince those who want to be convinced, but it will not stand up under scrutiny.

No president of the United States can create either a budget deficit or a budget surplus. All spending bills originate in the House of Representatives and all taxes are voted into law by Congress.

Democrats controlled both houses of Congress before Barack Obama became president. The deficit he inherited was created by the congressional Democrats, including Sen. Barack Obama, who did absolutely nothing to oppose the runaway spending. He was one of the biggest of the big spenders.

The last time the federal government had a budget surplus, Bill Clinton was president, so it was called “the Clinton surplus.” But Republicans controlled the House of Representatives, where all spending bills originate, for the first time in 40 years. It was also the first budget surplus in more than a quarter of a century.

The only direct power that any president has that can affect deficits and surpluses is the power to veto spending bills. President Bush did not veto enough spending bills, but Senator Obama and his fellow Democrats in control of Congress were the ones who passed the spending bills.

Today, with Barack Obama in the White House, allied with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in charge in Congress, the national debt is a bigger fraction of the annual national output than it has been in more than half a century. And that fraction is projected to continue going up for years to come, becoming larger than national output in 2012.

Having created this scary situation, President Obama now says, “Don’t give in to fear. Let’s reach for hope.” The voters reached for hope when they elected Obama. The fear comes from what he has done since taking office.

“The worst thing we could do is to go back to the very same policies that created this mess in the first place,” he said recently. “In November, you’re going to have that choice.”

Another political fable is that the current economic downturn is due to not enough government regulation of the housing and financial markets. But it was precisely the government regulators, under pressure from politicians, who forced banks and other lending institutions to lower their standards for making mortgage loans.

These risky loans, and the defaults that followed, were what set off a chain reaction of massive financial losses that brought down the whole economy.

Was this due to George W. Bush and the Republicans? Only partly. Most of those who pushed the lowering of mortgage-lending standards were Democrats — notably Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Christopher Dodd — though too many Republicans went along.

At the heart of these policies were Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought huge amounts of risky mortgages, passing the risk on from the banks that lent the money (and made the profits) to the taxpayers that were not even aware that they would end up paying in the end.

When President Bush said in 2004 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be reined in, 76 members of the House of Representatives issued a statement to the contrary. These included Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Charles Rangel.
If we are going to talk about “the policies that created this mess in the first place,” let’s at least get the facts straight and the names right.

The current policies of the Obama administration are a continuation of the same reckless policies that brought on the current economic problems — all in the name of “change.” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are still sacred cows in Washington, even though they have already required the biggest bailouts of all.

Why? Because they allow politicians to direct vast sums of money where it will do politicians the most good, either personally or in terms of buying votes in the next election.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. © 2010 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators.
  - Will Rogers

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Say What?

Who is Elena Kagan?  Who would nominate someone to the highest court in the land who had zero judicial experience?  Why the man some elected president that's who.  He of course had 147 days experience as a Senator and who knows what the rest of his experience is.  I say that because he has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars keeping his records secret.  

Elena Kagan (pronounced /ˈkɡən/; born April 28, 1960)[3] is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 7, 2010. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and its fourth female justice.
Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending PrincetonOxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean.
President Obama appointed her Solicitor General on January 26, 2009. On May 10, 2010, Obama nominated Kagan to the Supreme Courtto fill the vacancy from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens at the end of the Supreme Court's 2009–2010 term. After Senate confirmation, Kagan was sworn in on August 7, 2010, by Chief Justice John Roberts. She will have a formal investiture ceremony before a special sitting of the United States Supreme Court on October 1, 2010.[4]  Wikipedia 

She was Barack Hussein Obama's Solicitor General.  She has been busy defending the president in every law suit brought before the courts related to his citizenship.  This is the big payoff.  Now he told us in the beginning he was born in Hawaii.  He and his staff even produced the first page of a Hawaiian birth certificate.  I since have seen a video on You Tube where he and his wife both state before separate audiences that he was not from Hawaii, but that he was born in Kenya.

So, why isn't someone prosecuting him for lying?  And, why isn't someone prosecuting the Democrat Party for certifying their candidate was constitutionally qualified?  I sent this video clip to my Senator John Cornyn and asked him this question.  I got a standard pablum form letter listing his great accomplishments in D. C. and thanking me for my interest in politics.  Why isn't someone doing something?  Why isn't Gibbs being prosecuted for lying to the press?  And, why isn't the press going after all the liars?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

To Build or Not to Build?

It is amazing to me that the proponents of allowing the building of a mosque adjacent to the site of the September 11, 2001 destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center now hinges on what is legal, or what is constitutional.

These sentiments are largely being proffered by the current administration, and radical leftist supporters.  These same people have trounced the U. S. Constitution in getting Barack Hussein Obama elected and have lied their way past budgetary restrictions to pass the most financially crippling legislation ever.  Now they want to whip out the U. S. constitution to support the building of the mosque.  What is the true purpose of the mosque?  Let's look at a recent commentary by Newt Gingrich on the Great Mosque built centuries ago in Cordoba, Spain.

Newt Gingrich

  July 21, 2010 6pm

 "There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia.

  The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.  The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site - where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don't understand that "Cordoba House" is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain - the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world's third-largest mosque complex.  "Cordoba," in Islamic symbolic terms, means Islamic rule in the West. Today, some of the Mosque's backers insist this term is being used to "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest.

  It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.  Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca.  And they lecture us about tolerance.  If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.

  We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years.  Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history.

  Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources.  America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.  No mosque.  No self deception.  No surrender.  The time to take a stand is now - at this site on this issue."

Dr. Thomas Sowell has a wonderful editorial on this same subject in our newspaper this morning.  His main point is to look at the difference in what could be done and what should be done.  I hope you can find his web page and read it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Enough with the poetry.

Does it bother you to see this self-proclaimed intelligent couple having difficulty with minor tasks?  They are in charge of solving the major problems facing the United States.

Obviously Barack is thinking about it.

What about the queen?  Let's hear her thoughts on the matter.

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars plus additional expenses for my vacation in Spain.
My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for
the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.

Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group. These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who's counting?). That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more from Martha's Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year with more of our family and friends.

Queen, M. Obama