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Sunday, October 30, 2005

This is just WRONG.

Sgt. Walter Gaya, of the deuce four, Gave his eye in Iraq for this country. You all know Sgt.Gaya from reading Michael Yon's dispatches. (You DO read Mike, don't you? He's in my daily read list.) Sgt. Gaya has been LEAGALY in the USA since he was a child. He cares enough about this country to have VOLUNTEERED to go into harms way. Harm found him. Eight days before he was going to attend his Naturalization ceremony, to be granted full citizenship.

Now, he's in a bureaucratic black hole: Federal immigration officials wouldn't renew his permanent resident card or tell him when he could reschedule the swearing-in ceremony. No one at the local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office could tell him what to do next to get his citizenship papers, or even how to renew his immigration documents.
Federal Immigration Offals. The ones who cannot see an illeagal alien deported? No. ONE federal immigration offal is sitting on Sgt Gayas' file. This is the way it always goes. ONE petty bureaurat feeling his power will F* up a persons life JUST BECAUSE HE CAN. This is known as 'abuse of power'. and it hapens every day. There is a remedy for this kind of Offal action. Sondra wants to start a letter/fax/e-mail/phone campaign. Good idea. go for it. I am a leetal more direct. All I want is the name of the particular Fed Offal. I want to speak to him, mano a mano. Now, where's that bayonet? Edit to add: TheSmallest Minority is pissed too. Anyone else? Trackback, and I'll post you here. Stop the ACLU has weighed in... Cryptic Sudterraneanis the one who seems to have started this campaign.


Saturday, October 29, 2005

Best SCOTUS Nominee

I hesitate to bring this up, as My ideas have a dismal habit of falling apart. Over there at the Smallest Minority, the topic of a good candidate for the next SCOTUS choice is discussed. I find myself in agreement. Judge Kozinski first blipped on my radar screen in his dessent in Sylveira.

Judges know very well how to read the Constitution broadly when they are sympathetic to the right being asserted. We have held, without much ado, that “speech, or . . . the press” also means the Internet...and that “persons, houses, papers, and effects” also means public telephone booths....When a particular right comports especially well with our notions of good social policy, we build magnificent legal edifices on elliptical constitutional phrases - or even the white spaces between lines of constitutional text. But, as the panel amply demonstrates, when we’re none too keen on a particular constitutional guarantee, we can be equally ingenious in burying language that is incontrovertibly there. It is wrong to use some constitutional provisions as springboards for major social change while treating others like senile relatives to be cooped up in a nursing home until they quit annoying us. As guardians of the Constitution, we must be consistent in interpreting its provisions. If we adopt a jurisprudence sympathetic to individual rights, we must give broad compass to all constitutional provisions that protect individuals from tyranny. If we take a more statist approach, we must give all such provisions narrow scope. Expanding some to gargantuan proportions while discarding others like a crumpled gum wrapper is not faithfully applying the Constitution; it’s using our power as federal judges to constitutionalize our personal preferences.
The spanking Judge Kozinski gave his fellow Judges on the 9th circuit has been totaly missed by them. Linked to Point Five open trackbacks I have more to say about this... They must have literaly a collective "dead ass" I am borrowing heavily from Kevins blog. He links to Geek With a .45 who has a .pdf on Judg Kozinski. I am working from Kevins blog, because the last update of Acrobat totaly f*'d up and I can nolonger open .pdf's. As Kevin says, Judge Kozinski would be an excelen candidate for President Bush to nominate, because
Unlike recent Supreme Court nominees, Kozinski doesn't hesitate to trumpet his judicial agenda: "I want to change the face of American jurisprudence," he has declared.
He would be a candidate that the conservative base would be behind 99%. A big plus is that democrats in general, and liberals in particular would HAAAAaaaate him. I, and many other conservatives are fed up with the pussy footing around. We are ready for the fight. Wa WANT the 'Constituional' option deployed. We WANT to slap the libs with a clue bat. Kevin says this won't happen because the President doesn't want the controversy at home. Well, we do. Just as with the war on terror, appeasement doesn't work. We WANT to fight the good fight. We WANT to WIN. We CAN win. So give us someone to fight FOR. No more defense. that is a loosing position. Leave that to and for the left. From kevin:
Which is why, I beleive neither he nor Janice Rogers Brown will be offered the seat. Bush wants to avoid conflict at home. But it's time and past time for that conflict, IMHO. It's time to drag out the Left and make them expose themselves completely to the general public. Note these comments: The conservative judge Richard Posner calls him "one of the best and smartest judges in the country," and Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe considers him "on of the few genuinely interesting minds in the Federal Judiciary." Note the author while he pointed out Posner's political leanings, he didn't mention that Lawrence Tribe is (accurately) a self-described liberal - one, I will note, who seems remarkably intellectually honest. Clint Bolick, the litigation director for the Institute of Justice... says if he were "advising a president on the Supreme Court, Alex would be on the top of my list." -- "Alex is one of the true conservative libertarians in public life today," says Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz is an überliberal - also un-noted.
And from the dishonest left:
"Kozinski gets away with a lot because he is so funny and charming," says Nan Aron, president of the liberal Alliance for Justice. "But he is also very dangerous, especially with regard to the rights of immigrants, workers, and the poor. Property rights always trump human rights for him." Fellow Ninth Circuit judge Stephen Reinhardt, a passionate liberal and close friend of Kozinski's, is also one of his harshest critics. "What do I think of his views? Not much," he says bluntly. "Alex is one of the brightest of the right wing, but he focuses too narrowly on property and is terrible on affirmative action and other civil rights. I would hate to see him on the Supreme Court, where he could do some really serious damage."
My opinion? Their damnation is great praise. Judge Kozinski would bea great nominee. For the President, for the conservatives, and -once confirmed- for the country. Therefore it won't happen.


Friday, October 28, 2005

Where are we going and why are we in a hand-basket?

Peggy Noonan is one of those smart women that tends to scare men.

What she says here, scares me.

A Separate PeaceAmerica is in trouble--and our elites are merely resigned.

A troubling title, don’t you think?

I think that a lot of people are carrying around in their heads, unarticulated and even in some cases unnoticed, a sense that the wheels are coming off the trolley and the trolley off the tracks. That in some deep and fundamental way things have broken down and can't be fixed, or won't be fixed any time soon.

Ah… The heart of the matter.
I’ve been feeling this for a long while, now.
Not in exactly those words, but those feelings

I'm not talking about "Plamegate." As I write no indictments have come up. I'm not talking about "Miers." I mean . . . the whole ball of wax. Everything. Cloning, nuts with nukes, epidemics; the growing knowledge that there's no such thing as homeland security; the fact that we're leaving our kids with a bill no one can pay. A sense of unreality in our courts so deep that they think they can seize grandma's house to build a strip mall; our media institutions imploding--the spectacle of a great American newspaper, the New York Times, hurtling off its own tracks, as did CBS.

And screw the consequences, right Dan?

Go read the whole thing.

Even Teddie Kennedy thinks it’s all F’ed up.
Edit: to add, National Ammo day is just a couple of weeks away...


Saturday, October 22, 2005

Go read this

Then come back, as I have a proposition for all you non existent readers. This will stay on top for a few days. Back? Good. This is the quality of our fighting forces. Cpl. Liberty was damn near killed, and had no thoughts for her own injuries, was trying to rescue a fellow soldier that was hurt worse than she was. That she did not succeed in that effort is no reflection on her. She still grieves for her fallen comrades, and thinks they deserve awards more than she does. This woman is more of a man than any person who wants to surrender (get out of the middle east) weather they have exterior plumbing or not. Ok. Here's the proposition. There's a group of folks that want to give Cpl. Liberty a gift. An expensive gift. One that I think that as a Marine, she'd both like and appreciate. An engraved Polished stainless Colt 2071 in 38 super. Just to say "Thank You," for putting her life on the line for us. This group is looking at a cost of around 1600 bucks. Would you non existent readers please throw a buck into the tip jar to help this effort? Thanks. ________________________________ Linked at Point Five open trackbacks


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Stacking the deck?

So, Counter-top is trying to stack the odds for his goggle ads in favor of gun stuff.

I want gun stuff. You hear that Google Adsense? Gun stuff. Firearm stuff. Boomstick Stuff. Defense Stuff. Ammo Stuff. Pistol Stuff. Revolver Stuff. Colt Stuff. Ruger Stuff. Smith & Wesson Stuff. Gun Chick Stuff
When I first went to his site, the goggle ads were all for credit cards. Then I re-loaded his page, and the ads were all for luggage. For fun, I hit the refresh button. now it's insu r ense When I looked, a few minutes ago, the ads here were s p y w a r e removers. Notsure I want to know why. well, I want gun stuff ads too... and if the Counter top can stack, so can I. I want guns, gunz, and more guns. gatts, bangers, boomsticks, smokepoles, asault rifles, high cap magazine fed pistols, belt fed revolvers, auto loading goodness. gun P0rn, gun-chiks, shooting related stuff. Gun t-shirts, Girls with guns wearing gun t-shirts (or not). firearms related ads would be nice. So would ads about fire arms. Did I mention guns? I know countertop did...


Monday, October 17, 2005

National Ammo Day

Kevin, at The Smallest Minorityis posting about the Great American Ammo day Wal-Mart buy out. Sounds like a good bit of fun. The idea is, that everyone go to Wal-Mart on Nov.19th at 3:30 p.m., and buy all the Winchester white box they have of what ever calaber you shoot. Buy a copy of Red Dawn, too, if you can. No special reason, just for fun. But, take note of Kev's warning...


Only Police and Military

David, over at War On Guns points us to an interesting article from Scotland, (you know, part of the British empire?) where a soldier lost her hand gun.

A soldier's weapon has been missing for two days after it was left in a supermarket toilet during a military exercise, it has emerged. An army captain put her waistband holster on top of the cistern in a disabled loo during an exercise on Saturday evening and then left it behind, the Sun reported. So far the weapon has not been located and officers are currently conducting searches in the nearby area.
So, the average peon in the british empire can't even legaly posses an air gun, But the military can supply arms to criminals?
Anyone with information of the pistol's whereabouts is urged not to touch it but to contact police immediately
??? Ri-i-i-ght. Pip, pip, and all that!


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Last Friday

at the American Drumslingers... Pass the pretzles,please. Click the title for a nice rack of Beer. Or something...


No Service

At the Counter-Top. He's still on a Sabbatical. We can get coffee down the street at the 7-11. We don't have to leave a tip there, either.


Open Trackbacks, I get it now

Ok, I noticed a post at Basil's Blog about an open trackback running at Point Five. I had no idea what it was about, but I was willing to play. Then I read a little further on Basil's Blog, and now I get it. Traffic Generation. Since all my multitude of readers have no knowledge of commenting, even to tell me how full of s*it I am, maybe some new blood can let me know I exist. Oh, and they are invisible to my site meter. TRAFFIC! NOW! Thanks, Basil.


Point Five

Has an open trackback running... Not sure what it means, but I'm willing to play... Mainly because evidence suggests I have zero readers, and someone might trip and land here, and like my rant style.


Friday, October 14, 2005

I'm not the only one

On the 10th, I posted this. My ususal rambling rant... This morning, I'm reading a post on War on Guns about Publicola being on a radio show. I follow the link to find what I said but much more succinct.(how's that for a nickle ninty five word?) Publicolas' post leads me to one at annika's journal, where I feel priveledged to read this: Click here to continue

The gist of the caller's analogy was that we conservatives owe the president our loyalty, i.e. our trust. We owe him no such thing. i voted for president Bush twice. He serves at my pleasure and at the pleasure of the American voter. i don't owe him or any other politician my loyalty. On the contrary, they owe me. That is our system of government. i just want this to be clear, because i think most Americans suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding of the most basic philosophy by which our nation was founded. It's not just a cute little theory that some old guys in powdered wigs made up. I believe it is Truth. Do these words sound familiar? We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. [emphasis added] In other words, they work for us. If any loyalty is owed, it is owed by the government, including the executive, to the people. We hold all the cards because we have rights, which come from God Almighty. The government has no rights, only powers, which come from us.
And she continues. Go there to read it. I can't say it any better... probably why I have exactly 0 readers. But if you follow the links above, I pointed out to you a few of those who can. All I can say, is, +1.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Greenspan out?

ScraplFace has an interesting point of view. Twisted, even. But he is also fairly accurate in his pronostications... Allan Greenspan has done an exelent job as head of the FedRes. I can remember back in the 1970's, things were ugly. Could have been worse this past 5 years, except for his inspired handling of monetary policy.


Monday, October 10, 2005

In Texas, no less

This exerpt from the Federalist Patriot 05-41 Brief"

"The day before hurricane Rita hit Texas...I saw on TV something that disturbed me... It was a fat Texas guy swimming in the waves off Galveston. He'd apparently decided the high surf was a good thing to jump into, so he went for a pre-hurricane swim. Two cops saw him, waded into the surf and arrested him. When I saw it the guy was standing there in orange trunks being astonished as the cops put handcuffs on him and hauled him away. I thought: Oh no, this isn't good. You'd have to be crazy, in my judgment, to decide you were going to go swim in the ocean as a hurricane comes. But in the America where I grew up, you were allowed to be crazy. You had the right. Sometimes you were crazy and survived whatever you did. Sometimes you didn't, and afterwards everyone said, 'He was crazy.'... It is the government's job to warn and inform. That's what we have the National Weather Service for. It is not government's job to command and control and make micro-decisions about the lives of people who want to do it their own way." ---Peggy Noonan
So even in Texas, it's a police state. God Help Us.


George doesn't get it.

Or maybe he just doesn't care. Harriet Miers may be the best Justice the Supreme Court U.S. has ever seen. Even from the conservative point of view. Maybe ESPECIALY from the conservative point of view. But we don't know. We have no way of judging how she will rule in a given situation. We have no way to know that she will support our interests. She has no track record that we can see. George says to trust him. Sorry, George, been there, got burnt. More than once. I have been working to get conservative Republicans elected to office for 28 years. I have been working to get where we are now. Republican control of both houses and the White House. We are there. I know plenty of people that have been working toward this goal for longer than I have been alive. The purpose is to reign in the slide to socialism communism. The purpose is to change the direction of the Supreme Court from judicial activism, to strict constructionist. We want the Fed. Gov. to operate within the contract it has with we the people. The Constitution of the united States of America. The sentence above is capitalized correctly. The only way to reign in the Fed. Gov. is to have a strict constructionist court that tells congress assembled to amend the constitution if they can, to get what they want instead of just doing what they feel like. We the people were screwed with Sutter. We were screwed with Kennedy. We were screwed with Stevens. We were screwed with O’Connor. Badly. We were told, "Trust me," on each of these. We were screwed. WE ARE TIRED OF BEING SCREWED! We CAN'T trust you in this, George. We cannot stand having to BOHICA. For Christ sake, George, HARRY REED (D Nv.) LIKES HER! As a Judicial nominee. That in itself is enough to scare me off her. We the people need to KNOW that your nominee is going to protect OUR interests. We DON'T know that with Ms. Miers. Sorry, again, George. From the Moles perspective, you just shitcanned 28 years of my hard work getting a Republican controlled government, TWICE! From here it looks like we were told, "Thanks, and Fuck you!" Grass cannot live without roots. The roots just died. All you Republican Congress critters, take note. We the people that worked our asses off to get you elected are only voting on local issues next time out. Fuck me? No, Fuck You. Don't like it? Give me what I need. Give me a reason to support you. Please.


Sunday, October 09, 2005

A Declaration...

Well, The more we look around, the more we see that the Gov/bur/jud/media want's us all to die. (HUH!?!) Yep, Let's review. Philladelphia, MOVE. Randy Weaver. Waco, Tx. FFL holders too numerous to list The Murrah Bldg. (No way only a truck bomb) Now, Katrina aftermath. If you try to be self suficient, the PTB's (Powers That Be pronounced Petybees) will come and disarm you, and steal your means of survival. Food? "We need it." Arms? ditto. Then they'll report it on the evening news, and say "Those people have no right to protect their property..." I have more to say about this... <#jumpto> After all, for the media, bad news sells. If it bleeds, it leads. Etc. "Those Militia people." "Those hoarders." Those survivalists." Government, both elected and bureaucratic, the Judiciary (courts and police) feed the media. The media tells them (us) what a good job they (Gov Et All) are doing. The sides of the conflict have been chosen. Us. (Average non gov or media citizen) and them (the ptb's. They chose the sides. They made the rules. They DEMAND we (you) follow them and obey their edicts. Or they will try to kill you. Either fast by shooting you and/or burning you down your home/church, or slow, by robbing you of confiscating your arms and supplies, leaving you defenseless and hungry/thirsty. Katrina was a prime example of a LOCALISED 'Shit Hit The Fan' scenario. The cops were HELPING the looters. Hell, some were looting, themselves instead of 'protecting and serving' "They'll be punished." Excuse me if I don't hold my breath. Learn to survive, people, now who has declaired you their enemy. Learn tools(guns). Especialy how to use theirs. SHTF? Remember the "three S rule."


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I have been spending a lot of time on forums, lately. I get feedback on them. There're just not enough hours in a day to blog, too


Net outage? On purpose.

This is worrysome. One company pissed at another and 15% of the net goes down? Price dispute? Something VERY wrong, here. Who ever, at Level 3 made the decission to 'pull the plug' on Cogent, needs to be publicly horsewhipped. I am not suggesting any new 'laws' or 'regulations'. I am suggesting an indetermanent number of people affected by the 'outage' haul the Level 3 board of dictators out of their offices to their front lawn, and quirt the hell out of them. 30 lashes from each person that wants to lay them on.