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Marines at war …

Posted on April 30, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Not the Murtha kind, I mean real Marines.

Got a nice message tonight passed along from a Marine buddy. This typifies the kind of young men we have fighting for our country. This was written by a seasoned First Sergeant …

“I guess I kinda had an epiphany two days ago when I walked outside and saw some Marines gathered around a convoy of 4 vehicles.

I recognized that these were my Marines from another “Battle Position” so I thought I would go see what they were up to. Because of the fact that they are 40 miles away, I don’t get to see them often enough, so I always welcome “face time” with this platoon.

As I walk over, all I see are young Marines and a single Corporal. “Who is the convoy commander?” I asked, expecting to see a Senior Sergeant or Staff Sergeant appear from nowhere.

“I am, First Sergeant”, said Cpl Jansen. All of the Marines started to close in on me as if to see what they had done wrong that caused me to be looking for the convoy commander. So I asked Cpl Jansen how old he was and he replied “19, First Sergeant”.

This just really hit home with me, so I decided to point out to all of them the significance. “Wow, 19 years old and you take 17 Marines and head out across hostile foreign land. I bet that if you asked someone back home who was in charge of a convoy in Iraq, they would think it was a Lieutenant or Captain or Sgt. But here you are..a 19 year old Corporal leading Marines into combat.” (Keep in mind that 45 days ago Cpl Jansen was a Lance Corporal-before he was promoted to his present rank Meritoriously for his actions in combat.)

So, as I walked away, I just kept thinking what other kids his age are doing in America. The level of responsibility he has is truly Awe-inspiring. Thirty minutes later, Cpl Jansen mounted up his troops and headed right back out the gate and into harms way on his 90 minute convoy back to his base. What a difference eight months makes! This is just one example of how this deployment has changed lives and turned boys into men.

You know, a lot of people look down on our current generation. People are quick to point out that they play too much video games, question authority, talk back to their parents, whatever.(I myself am guilty of saying these things). But I can assure you, that if you could see what I have seen here, you would stifle yourself. They represent everything America stands for and they are perfect ambassadors of our country. My company is about 75% under 21 years old. These young men have a perfect understanding of patriotism and sacrifice.

Not much more needs to be said about these young Marines.

Semper Fi, Corporal Jansen. Well done.

Bits and Pieces …

Posted on April 30, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

From around the web today.

A fascinating story on Newsbyus.com on “Why the left hates self-defense” Link

If I didn’t read it myself I would not have believed it. The TimesOnline ran a story today on climate change on Mars. I didn’t know they had SUV’s on Mars, did you? Someone better call Algore and let him know - he may have to revise his “theory” some. Link

Virginia Tech. You know the story. The other day they had a convocation. 4 clergymen from 4 faiths - including Muslim, Buddhist, Hebrew, and Luteran. Read the story

And a final observation to wrap things up ….

Puke. I wouldn’t piss on this piece of human garbage if he was on fire. If there exists a more despicable excuse for an American, I can’t think of one at the moment. A disgrace to the country and especially the Marine Corps.

Salvation Army sued … by the government!

Posted on April 30, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Okay - this is just so freaking unbelieveable I am wondering if there are any sane people left in our government.

The Salvation Army - probably the best organization in the country for what it does (far better than the Red Cross) - is the only charitable organization I give my meager extra cash to. My policy has always been, wherever I see a red kettle at Christmas I toss in a couple of bucks. Doesn’t matter how many times, how many places … a few bucks every time. The work those people do is worth it. They were always there for us in the law enforcement community when we needed support. Coffee, donuts, sandwiches, whatever … at a disaster they were there. At a cop shooting scene … they were there. That’s the kind of organization it is.

Apparently they are not good enough for some nitwit beaurocrats in the government, though.

Background…

The SA has a policy that all workers are required to speak English, seeing how the US is ostensibly an English speaking country. Their right to require employees to speak English has been upheld by a state Supreme Court in Mass.

Now …a bit over a year ago, 2 employees were instructed that in order to keep the jobs they had already held for 3 years, they had to show proficiency in English by the following year. So that’s a total of almost 5 years they had to learn English. Do I have to tell you they spoke Spanish? Didn’t think so.

So what happened is a few months ago these 2 morons - who apparently decided they didn’t want or need to learn English were terminated for failing to comply with the requirements. What do they do? They went to the Imperial Federal Government (Equal Employment Opportunity division) and filed a complaint. Mind you - the EEOC is financed by OUR tax dollars.

So in their infinite wisdom, the EEOC decides that for these aliens to be required to learn English to have a job with the Salvation Army is unacceptable! And they file a suit against the Salvation Army saying that their requirement is illegal, unconstitutional, inflicted distress and emotional damage to these 2 freaking aliens, and therefore they would not only have to re-hire them, but PAY them damages!

So here we have a US government agency thumbing it’s nose at making English the officially sanctioned language of this country! Is there any wonder drivers tests, voting ballots, road signs, and who knows what else is being given in Spanish? Why the hell should these people bother learning OUR language?

I am so disgusted and OUTRAGED over this waste of public money to sue a legitimately recognized charitable organization that does nothing but help Americans in need I am having trouble keeping my blood pressure in check.

What the F*** is going on!!!!!

Another “Republican scandal” that wasn’t …

Posted on April 29, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Bill Frist - former Senator from Tennessee. I can’t say I was ever enamored with him as representative  the Republican Party, but he certainly drew a lot of attention from the liberal MSM and Dimmocrats for his “in your face” attitude.

At any rate, the lefties tried their best to scandalize him, and eventually succeeded in some small way. Unfortunately for them, as is usually the case, they went after him based on false allegations and “facts”.

Charged with Insider Trading violations by the SEC, Frist is apparently smart enough to keep excellent records of his stock transactions. Ergo …

“Frist disclosed in a written statement recently that he had received letters from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York saying they had closed their investigations and were taking no action against him.

Another lefty smear campaign gone awry. Too bad they weren’t as concerned about the REAL scandals of the Clintoon administration. Of course, that was a Democratic administration.

Hillary has a short memory …

Posted on April 28, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

At least one would think so after hearing this comment she made during a campaign speech …

Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton denounced President Bush on Saturday for his “Mission Accomplished” speech and said his conduct of the Iraq war was “one of the darkest blots on leadership we’ve ever had.”

She followed that gem up with a statement that she wish we could go back in time to before the Bush administration ruined out international credibility. You know - like when her “husband” Bill made the US the laughing stock of the world (except for the cheese eating surrender monkey frogs and goose stepping Germans) with his oval office shenanigans.

Come on, Hillary … you can do better than that, can’t you? Let me clear up a few points for you …

First, President Bush never said “Mission Accomplished”. The sign on the sail of CVN-72, Abraham Lincoln, was put there by the crew, and is standard procedure for a naval vessel that has just returned to port after a successful cruise - which is what their recent deployment was. Successful! They accomplished their mission, you freaking nitwit!

Cmdr. Conrad Chun, a Navy spokesman, defended the president’s assertion.

“The banner was a Navy idea, the ship’s idea,” Chun said.

“The banner signified the successful completion of the ship’s deployment,” he said, noting the Abraham Lincoln was deployed 290 days, longer than any other nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in history.

Your liberal scumbag buddies in the Mainstream Media picked that sign deal up and ran with it, knowing full well what the result would be. Typical of the liberal MSM. Typical of Dimmocrats to repeat a NON-story over and over in the hopes that enough myrmidons will actually believe it to be true. And it was - a testament to our wonderful, Democratic inspired “educational system”, which has bred a generation of functional illiterates.

Morons.

Webb aide skates. Big surprise …

Posted on April 28, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Okay, here’s the story as reported last month …

“Webb senior aide Phillip Thompson, 45, of Stafford County, was arrested on March 26 after Capitol Police spotted the loaded pistol and two other loaded magazines in a briefcase being scanned by an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Russell Senate office building.

Thompson told the officer at the building’s entrance that the weapon belonged to Webb.

The senator said later he did not give Thompson the gun but refused to say whether it was his. Webb told reporters Thompson had carried the gun into the building “completely inadvertently.”

Now in my days as a cop, that is a pretty clear cut case of “possession of a handgun without a license”. In NY, the applicable Penal Law section is 265.05, and it’s a Class E Felony. If it was an average citizen pulling a stunt like this, you’d be looking through steel bars on Rikers Island for anywhere from 1 to 5 years, depending on your previous record - or lack of.

Ahhhh … but here, there are different standards at work! This guy worked for a Democratic Senator! Thus, all bets are off. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid talk constantly about “corruption” in the Bush administration. Will they question why and how the senior aide to one of their own evades responsibility in this case? Isn’t this a perfect example of political office giving a pass for a felony? (Think Bill Clinton and Perjury) But this is different, isn’t it. You or I - even as a retired Police Officer with the authority under Federal law to carry concealed anywhere in the country - would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This nitwit - who says he didn’t know he had the gun (huh? Didn’t know?) - walks away.

The DA assigned says this …

“”After reviewing and analyzing all of the evidence in the case, we do not believe the essential elements of the crime of carrying a pistol without a license can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt,” said U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor, top prosecutor in the District of Columbia.”

Any prosecutor who makes a statement like that, knowing the facts as presented, should go back to law school!

Element 1- He had a concealed weapon in his possession.

Element 2- He did not have a license to carry a gun anywhere.

Element 3- Webb himself acknowledged the aide Thompson had carried the gun into the building “completely inadvertently.” That doesn’t mean a damned thing, legally. Ignorance, as any first year law student knows, is not an “affirmative defense.”

Element 4- The entire incident, with the Capital Police finding the gun on Thompson, was on film.

Pretty much blows the DA’s word all to hell, doesn’t it? But again … this is a Democrat.

Terrance W. Gainer, Senate sergeant at arms, said, “We want to affirm that our officers took the proper action,” adding that dropping the charge was “part of the system. I respect their prosecutorial decision.”

How about if it was a Republican or a common citizen, Gainer? Same standard? Sure!

But Lou Cannon, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1, which represents the Capitol Police, was disappointed. (as well he should be!)

“I can’t say it’s political, but something that smells like a fish usually is a fish,” Cannon said. “It sends mixed messages about whether there are double standards.”

Of course it’s a double standard, Cannon … it’s a Democrat! Kind of analogous to the Cinthia McKinney incident, where this nitwit nappy headed ho former Congressgerm slapped a Capital Police Officer and walked away yelling “Racism! It’s only because I’m black!” Right.

When are Republicans going to grow a set of balls and fight crap like this? And still they wonder why they got their asses kicked in the mid-term elections?

Go Michelle! Woo-hoo!

Posted on April 27, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

I love Michelle Malkin. I have a fondness for smart women with “balls”, so to speak, who can see through the bullshit and lay it out, and be perfectly willing to take the fallout and toss it back in your face. Michelle - like  Ann Coulter - is one of those women.

Michelle came up with a really cute way of showing her disgust with Harry Reid and his band of moonbats. If you haven’t seen it on youtube or hotair … just

A laugh riot! And she sure looks cute dressed like that:)

More “do as I say - not as I do”

Posted on April 26, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

The Dimmocrats had a party of sorts today - it’s first Presidential Debate. It’s pure conjecture if any of these nitwits could be called remotely “presidential”, but what got my interest is the following …

8 candidates … 8 private or chartered planes to carry these mutts to the debate soon after they voted on surrendering to al Qeada.

Excuse me, but aren’t these jagoffs the same ones who routinely tell the rest of us that we should conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions, etc? You know … it’s the global warming crisis! Oh wait - that didn’t work so they changed it to “global climate change.”

“Yeah - that’s the ticket! Global Climate Change! We can’t possibly sustain a valid argument that the Earth is getting warmer due to human input of greenhouse gases, so we’ll change it to Climate Change. They can’t argue with that one, can they? Everyone can see that traditionally warmer states have had snow, and colder states have had unseasonably warm weather!”

Nice try, but the science doesn’t work. As genuine climate scientists have said all along. No matter - facts have never gotten in the way of Dimmocrats trying to tell the rest of us mere mortals how to live.

So I’d just like to ask one question … since all of you morons were in Washington, DC, and all had to go to South Carolina for this “debate” … why didn’t/couldn’t you all fly together on one freaking aircraft, instead of each polluting our atmosphere with your private jets? The bilge that comes out of your mouths isn’t bad enough, your egos demand you each fly in your own aircraft?

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds ….

The gentleman from Connecticut …

Posted on April 26, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Senator Joe Lieberman once again stands head and shoulders above his peers in the Dimmocratic Party. In the course of a speech on the Senate floor today, the gentleman from Connecticut uttered words that the majority of his party doesn’t have the balls to utter - Harry “I Surrender” Reid’s recent pronouncement that the Iraq war is “Lost” is completely out of line and disingenuous, and does more harm to the fight against global terrorism than help.

Some of his speech …

“I have great respect for my friend from Nevada. I believe he has offered this proposal in good faith, and therefore want to take it up in good faith, and examine its arguments and ideas carefully and in depth, for this is a very serious discussion for our country. In his speech Monday, the Majority Leader described the several steps that this new strategy for Iraq would entail. Its first step, he said, is to “transition the U.S. mission away from policing a civil war—to training and equipping Iraqi security forces, protecting U.S. forces, and conducting targeted counter-terror operations.”

I ask my colleagues to take a step back for a moment and consider this plan.

When we say that U.S. troops shouldn’t be “policing a civil war,” that their operations should be restricted to this narrow list of missions, what does this actually mean?

To begin with, it means that our troops will not be allowed to protect the Iraqi people from the insurgents and militias who are trying to terrorize and kill them. Instead of restoring basic security, which General Petraeus has argued should be the central focus of any counterinsurgency campaign, it means our soldiers would instead be ordered, by force of this proposed law, not to stop the sectarian violence happening all around them—no matter how vicious or horrific it becomes.

In short, it means telling our troops to deliberately and consciously turn their backs on ethnic cleansing, to turn their backs on the slaughter of innocent civilians—men, women, and children singled out and killed on the basis of their religion alone. It means turning our backs on the policies that led us to intervene in the civil war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the principles that today lead many of us to call for intervention in Darfur.

This makes no moral sense at all.

Mind you, I don’t agree with much of the Senators positions, i.e., his recommendation that the US gets involved in the genocide in Darfur.

It amazes me that the majority of Dimmocrats say the Iraq war is not the business of the US since it bears no strategic importance to us. Huh? Destabilizing the middle east is not of importance to the US? But then they urge us to become involved in Darfur, which has absolutely NO importance to the US - or any other major power in the world, for that matter. One is left baffled at the double standard.

One thing you can say about Lieberman is he has principles and has the interests of his country before partisan politics. He, at least, is a statesman - unlike his party contemporaries.

Bravo, Senator.

“Hell no - I won’t go!”

Posted on April 26, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Stealing a favorite line of the VietNam era leftist moonbats, Condi Rice today indicated she is not of a mind to honor the subpoena issued by Henry Waxman (see below) to appear before the Congress to answer questions about her role in the intelligence leading to war with Iraq. Specifically … what she knew about the uranium purchases Sadam made, when he made them, and what his intentions were.

Miss Rice’s position is the Constitutional issue of Executive Privilege applies, since she was National Security Advisor at the time and was not confirmed by the Senate, and therefore has no duty to comply. Further, she has already answered the very same questions before on more than one occasion, and considers the subpoena nothing more than a fishing expedition by these liberal scumbags to damage the Presidency.

Atta girl, Condi! Be nice if you could say, in a fashion similar to Cindy Sheehan, “Kiss my ass, Henry!”, but she is too much a lady to use that language.

Dimmocrats are very fond of citing Executive Privilege when it suits them (Bill Clinton, for example), but railing when Republicans cite it for an applicable Constitutional issue. So since Condi can’t say it - I will.

“Kiss my ass, Henry!”

Way to go Michelle…

Posted on April 25, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

If you aren’t a regular reader of Michelle Malkin’s blog, columns, and books as I am - you should be. Always in the forefront with the top breaking stories, and her books are pure diamonds.

One item on her blog I find particular delight in is her mugshots of moonbats from the “other side.” You know who we’re talking about … the followers of Daily Kos, MoveOn.org, etc. The foulmouthed cretins of the far left from that party that claims to be the kinder, more gentlemanly party.

This is just something you have to check out. If I didn’t know these mugshots are recent I’d think I was back in the rookie days fighting VietNam anti-war protestors. Same unkempt, disreputable, skelly types as their parents were.

Fly Southwest!

Posted on April 25, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Confirmed the story that Southwest is a supporter and sponsor of the Red Friday campaign to support our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever they may go to keep this nation free.

That being the case, I would urge everyone to fly Southwest if at all possible in order to thank them for their support.

If you hadn’t heard, Red Friday involves wearing red clothing on Fridays to show your support for our troops. It’s a simple way to show your support no matter what your feelings on the war are. Even those Dimmocrats who say they “support the troops but not the war” can show their true colors.

I wonder if Harry “Surrender” Reid, Nancy “Logan Act” Pelosi, Ted “I can’t swim” Kennedy, John “I was a Marine!” Murtha, Henry Waxman, et all will join the fun? Something tells me no, but that’s just my sense.  I was always pretty good at reading people. Anyone care to make a wager?

I didn’t think so:)

FLY SOUTHWEST

… and good riddance

Posted on April 25, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

swine

I’ve tried to resist the temptation to comment on Rosie O’Donnell being canned from “The View” TV show. Really - I tried. Just the image of that swine does nasty things to my mental well-being, tenuous thought it is at times.

So rather than get into it myself and ruin my dinner, I’ll just add a few comments other people have made. Forgive me … I (urp.. oh shit … here it comes..raalphhhhh!) …

Townhall.com’s Mary Kathrine Ham opines, “One wonders if one of the ‘key elements’ was her personality.”

Hotair’s Allahpundit is inconsolable: “75% of my content, up in smoke. I’m a wreck.”

Pajamas Media wonders if Rosie’s antics MCing the Matrix Award was the last straw for her boss, Barbara Walters.

Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds relieved and quotes President Ford, “Our long nation nightmare is over.”

NRO Media Blog’s Stephen Spruiell thinks we haven’t seen the last of crazy Rosie: “It’s probable that, like many of our celebrity millionaires, she feels disenfranchised and she’s tired of holding back (hard to believe, but by her own admission she is holding back on The View), so my guess is she’s lined up a deal for a show where she can be more overtly political. The most likely place for such a show would be, dare to dream, cable news. But a return to syndication is also possible.” And Wizbang’s Lorie Byrd knows just where she should go: “I know one place Rosie would fit in perfectly — on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown show on MSNBC. She would probably give his ratings a huge boost.”

Right Angle’s Ericka Andersen opines that without Rosie’s comments, The View will no longer be fun to watch.

Ace of Spades HQ opines, “It’s amazing to me that Rosie O’Donnell could hate America so much. She’s a big fat ugly (not even cute-fat, but just ugly-fat) stupid lesbian without a lick of talent and yet she’s a millionaire. Shouldn’t she sort of acknowledge America’s willingness to look past things like sexuality and looks to see the undauntable spirit of submediocrity within?”

I’m sure there are others who offered opinions on this subject. I just can’t!

Another puke surfaces…

Posted on April 25, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Okay - here we go.

Remember just before the mid-term elections, the Dimmocrats promised that if they regained the majority in Congress they would not commence to subpoena every Republican official in sight, as conservatives stated they clearly would, in an attempt to embarrass the administration?

“No”, they said, “we would not do that - that is a Republican tactic!”

Well bullshit … it has already started, with the estimable Democratic puke from (where else) Kali-fornia, Henry Waxman issuing a subpoena to Condi Rice today.

Waxman says it’s his duty to find out why the administration lied to the American public about the issue of weapons of mass destruction as an excuse to go to war in Iraq.

How does he propose to have a hearing when he has obviously already made up his mind that the administration lied about WMD’s? Especially since the entire Congress, and all our allies agreed with the original intelligence assessment - right back to Bill Clinton?

I guess we should hardly wonder how facts would enter the situation where rabid dogs like Waxman are concerned. This is Waxman’s history, after all - it’s what he does best. Except where dimmocrats are concerned, however.

is an interesting link about Waxman and his tactics. Interesting read, even if it comes from Time magazine. Just keep that in mind as you read.

Great idea, Bob!

Posted on April 24, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

I was browsing a few of the blogs I try to check into fairly regularly this afternoon after I finished all my “honey do’s”. You guys are well aquainted with those, right? Sure you are!

Anyway, while browsing through Bob Parks blog (linked –>), I had to stop and chuckle at one of his latest schemes.

It occurred  to Bob that the MSM only listens to either Democrats or Black clergymen. Bob is a black man, but he is neither a man of the cloth nor a Democrat. Ergo - he gets no leave from the MSM! It obviously occurred to Bob that having that title of “Reverend” preceding his name might induce the MSM to give his writings the serious attention it deserves.

To that end, Bob went online, paid a few bucks, and will be receiving his official certificate of “Reverend-ship”.

Capital idea, Bob!

It then occurred to me that long ago I was suckered into joining the Universal Life Church, which gave me the same bonifides as a “Minister”, “Reverend”, “Bishop”, or whatever I chose to call myself. Hell - If Al Sharpton can do it - why can’t I! Or Bob for that matter! You know of course that Al Sharpton never graduated from high school, let alone a theological seminary, didn’t you? Well it’s true. He simply decided to call himself Reverend Sharpton and dare anyone to argue the point! I would bet that Reverend Jesse “James” Jackson is similarly self appointed.

I digress…

So henceforth, I will demand my writings be given the same standing as the MSM gives those two moral degenerates. My credibility is at stake here, folks!

But don’t ask me to perform a marriage ceremony, annulment, or Christening for you! I like to mess with peoples heads, but I ain’t stupid:)

Surrender is nothing new for these bastards…

Posted on April 23, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Found a really interesting post on Crochety Old Bastards blog this morning. Shame on me that I had never heard it before, nor read enough to know about it on my own.

Apparently, the “surrender first” tactics of the Democratic Party typified by the current Congress, under the “leadership” of nitwits Reid and Pelosi, is nothing new at all.

No matter … read it

Harry Reid. Traitor. Enough said.

Posted on April 20, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

You have probably heard what the dispicable bastard Harry Reid said the other day about the Iraq war. I find myself unable to clearly enunciate my disgust with this germ or post his picture with the thread.

I found a post at another blog courtesy of Michelle Malkin’s blog and will simply link to it and comments by the blogs readers. I am also putting a link to this blog in my Blogroll.

I’m pissed off, as usual …

Posted on April 20, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Yeah, I know - nothing new there. Quite true - I seem to be in a perpetual state of “pissed off” lately. It’s people in general, and some in particular. My favorite saying lately … “people are just STUPID!”

Unlike most bloggers, I have resisted the temptation to get involved in the Virginia Tech shooting last week. Suffice it to say, no amount of gun control would have prevented this psycho bastard from killing someone with some thing. My main concern was is still is this … why the HELL didn’t someone have the balls to go after this guy? Fight back, for crissakes! Let yourself be stood against a wall and shot, one by one, without making some attempt to defend yourself?

So where does this culture of “non-defense” come from? From the “educational” system!

I recall from my sons first time in kindergarten that the mostly female “teachers” in our local system made every attempt possible to emasculate our sons and make them into little PC sheep they could sway to their liberal ideals. Defending yourself was made a punishable offense. A bully making your kids life hell? Call a teacher - let them handle it! Don’t stand up to bullies! Defend yourself and you will be disciplined worse than the instigator!

I don’t think so, teach!

I recall an incident in 5th grade when my son - who was the biggest kid in his class, btw - was being picked on by a particular nitwit because he was the only Christian in his class and was widely regarded by his teachers for his politeness and demeanor. Obviously a sign of weakness this moron decided he could take advantage of - since he knew my son could not retaliate without being suspended himself. My son asked me what he should do about it. Plainly he could bury this other kid if he wanted, without any problem at all, but he was afraid of getting in trouble himself if he did.

My answer was plain. “If he messes with you again - put him down, hard, and don’t worry about the teachers - I will take care of that.”

A few days later, I get a call from his Principal - a particularly unpleasant female I had had previous “discussions” with. My son “beat up” this other kid on the playground at lunch and she was “suspending him” for 2 days. “Would I please come to school to discuss the matter” with her? You bet your ass I would!

10 minutes later I was outside her office talking to my son about what happened. He said the kid hit him with a rock from the playground, then ran up to him with another kid. Surprise, surprise - my son punched him square in the nose and dropped him like a rock. One punch - nothing more. Hardly “beating up”.

Five minutes later - without her “assistants” permission to enter - I was in front of her desk in no mood to discuss anything. Before she opened her yap I told her if she dared even trying to suspend my son for defending himself against an assault the playground monitor did not seem to be concerned with I would do two things. First, I would file a lawsuit against the school district for allowing this little punk (and others) to make anti-Christian remarks to my son without intervening, and two, I would have HER ass in court for violating his Constitutional rights to self defense.

Case closed.

Which of course brings me to the point here …. why have we allowed these so-called “educators” to imbue our kids with an attitude that defending yourself is a bad thing, that they should surrender to any threat and let (eventually) the police or other authority take care of them? Do not people have a sense of their own rights to defend themselves and others?

This is unfortunately where the liberals are trying (with some success, apparently) this country, via their intimidation and indoctrination of our kids. Start them young, fill their heads with liberal claptrap, and they’ll have them right where they want them … as completely dependent as possible on a big centralized government. “Don’t worry, we will take care of your every need!”

And where does this come from? How did it get to this? Simple … the breakdown of the American family by these same people and their ideas. No family structure. No father in the home (who needs a father, right?). Both parents working, leaving the kids either unsupervised at all or under the supervision of a “nanny” or housekeeper. The culture of “ME” above all else. The lack of common courtesy, evident wherever you go these days.

Our country is in deep trouble and all these morons care about is their Rolex watches, $200,000 cars, big houses, and having more toys than anyone they know. Give their kids a computer and X-Box and leave them alone so mommy can play tennis and get her hair and nails done twice a week, and daddy can play poker with the boys, smoke $20 cigars and drink the latest fad beer.

These people make me sick. Apparently I’m not alone. Mark Steyn talks about this subject in a column at National Review Online. Read it

“Do as I say, not as I do” Redux

Posted on April 15, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

In yet another glaring example of the utter hypocrisy (we know what’s BEST for you - even if you don’t!) of liberal lawmakers, NJ Governor John Corzine was seriously injured the other day as the result of an auto accident.

It seems the good Gov - never one to remind mere minions of their duty to follow the law that legislators cum lawyers like himself write (it’s called “job security”) - was injured when the State Trooper assigned to drive him anywhere he so desires (is that a cops function?) swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle and hit a center median. The Governors leg was broken in two places and penetrated the skin, he suffered broken ribs, facial injuries, and other trauma.

The Gov was not wearing his seatbelt, and according to sources close to him, never does. (Emphasis added)

Excuse me, Governor, but isn’t that a law in New Jersey? I think it is. Actually, I know it is. For the average person, anyway.

“Do as I say - not as I do” at it’s finest.

Apparently the Gov considers himself exempt from the laws that apply to you and me. Exempt from the laws cops in NJ and other states collect federal money for enforcing. I know that for a fact, too.

I’m wondering now if the Gov will receive a ticket for failing to wear his seatbelt. I’m wondering if - were it you or I - the Trooper will receive a ticket for allowing a passenger in a vehicle he was operating to not have his seatbelt on. Think so? Yeah - when pigs fly!

The larger story here is this is nothing new for legislators on local, state, or federal levels at all. Note that the US Congress that spares no opportunity to make stupid law that affects all of us specifically exempts itself from those laws. Little things like … oh … Social Security taxes, for example.

It appears they now (?) consider themselves exempt from any law they consider an inconvenience. Of course for those smarmy individuals like Corzine who consider it their God-given right to rule over others they consider lesser mortals, this is nothing new at all. Congress has been doing it forever, as have state and local politicos. One rule for they - another for everyone else.

Looks like the hens came home to roost for this particular politician.

Sucks to be a mere mortal, eh, John? No matter - the NJ taxpayers will take care of your medical bills.

I mean - it’s not like you have to worry about an HMO or insurance company refusing to pay your medical expenses because you were in violation of the law, right? Like the rest of us mere mortal?

Politicians specifically excluded, of course, and as usual.

Penn & Teller on … gun control? Yes!

Posted on April 14, 2007 | Filed Under In My Opinion...

Okay - this one you have got to see!

One might get the idea from a few of my links, my former occupation, and the “About Me” page that I am a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment. If you disagree - feel free to stop reading and get the hell off my blog - ne’er to return. I take my Constitutional rights seriously, and people who try to marginalize my rights are dealt with in my own inimitable way. Been there - done that - more than once.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I found a video produced by those two outrageously funny and irreverent comedians, Penn and Teller. Never in my wildest dreams could I picture these guys as supporters of my (and your) rights under the 2nd Amendment, coming as they do from the “entertainment industry.”

This is a 28 minute video from one of their shows. Hilarious, but very well done, and factual. Grab a cold one from the fridge and maybe some light refreshments and take a look.

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