Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Some People Are Gay. Get Over It.

My comments exactly.

This stand certainly does not help my standing with the religious right, but it's what I believe.

Don't ask; don't tell does not work. Many fine soldiers and their leaders have been gay. Since the beginning of time.

Now, I don't want a bunch of drag queens in my ranks, but then neither do I want heterosexual nudists and sex-swap clubs all over base. What a person does on their own time is not my concern.

I see far more damage done in the armed forces by sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior that MUST be punished harshly. That pertains to hetero-and homosexual conduct.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Proud for the FIRST TIME? !

I have been proud of my country all my life.

I have not always been proud of what some people have done. What some politicians have done. What some ethnic groups have done.

But I have been proud of my country because it has always strived to be better. And it has succeeded in getting better and better and better.

I am proud of that.

But Michelle Obama says she's only proud now. Just listen.

Her "proud for the forst time in my adult life" phrase insults every person -- black, white, brown, yellow, purple, rainbow -- who believes in the ideals of this country and who have tried to make the reality equal to the ideals.

I am proud of my country.

Ms. Obama should be ashamed of hers words.

There will be spin to come about how it was a "slip of the tongue," and that she really didn;t mean it that way. I don't believe that. Watch, listen and make up your own mind.

Smoke & Mirrors Over Biofuels.

BioFOOLS is more like it.

Even if breakthroughs are achieved in nanotechnology and/or genetic engineering, the idea of harvesting corn or other plants for fuels is a fool's paradise.


Because burning those fuels leaves a carbon footprint that's not going to do a damn for global warming.

And make no mistake about it: whether man-made or part of a natural cycle, global warming will intensify global conflicts. The less carbon released, the better for the planet and the better to help prevent war.

Back on the Campaign Trail Blog

I've been away from the blog for quite a while now.

In 2006, I had turned over the management of my company, Defense Therapeutics, to a new staff. But not more than three months later, the new CEO was killed in Anbar Province while accompanying the roll-out of a new line of life-saving products for our troops.

I had to step back into the company until just a few weeks ago. The company's going strong. No more CEO visits to the war zone.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Disgraceful! Man Gets Three Years in Holocaust Denial

"VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Right-wing British historian David Irving was convicted in Austria on Monday of denying the Holocaust - a crime in this country once run by the Nazis - and was sentenced to three years in prison."
Read the rest

Irving is a wacko, and out of touch with the facts of history, but should be free to speak his brand of trash. Countries who would criminalize this are no better than Islamic extremists who kill over the Mohammed cartoons.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Infamous Muhammed Cartoons

I was censored two weeks ago on this and wonder whether Google has felt any pressure. I've been talking with friends and allies on Capitol Hill and they are highly agitated at this abridging of the First Amendment.

The images are full-sized as of this current uploading and appear easily readable in preview mode.

In addition, the posts appeared on the blog in their proper form at 11:58 a.m., Saturday, 18 February, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Buy Arla; Support Freedom of Expression

In many news reports, I learned that one prominent Danish Company, Arla Foods, has been been singled out by some of the intolerant extremists for their boycott.

I wrote the company, asking for the names of their products and where I could buy them.

I just received an email answering that question and reproduce it below. I'd encourage you to print out this blog post and take it shopping with you. I am going to do that today.

Dear Gen. Clark Braxton

Thank you for contacting Arla Foods.

Andrew Simpson, the President of Arla Foods, is travelling today, but he has asked me to urgently answer your request for Danish products in the US.

Our products are sold throughout the United States at all major retail chains. Our products are usually found in the deli department.

ROSENBORG is our brand for Danish Blue Cheese. Rosenborg blue cheese has been made in Denmark since 1926 and today there is a wide assortment of different ROSENBORG blue cheeses available. All is based on many years of experience of making Rosenborg Danish Blue. More information can be found at

DENMARK'S FINEST imported Danish Havarti. This versatile mild cheese has a creamy, buttery flavor. It was invented by Danish Cheese Pioneer Hanne Nielsen and has been made for generations. Havarti can be found mostly in 8 oz chunks with different natural flavors.

LURPAK Danish butter, is probably the oldest and most widely distributed butter brand in the world.

MEDITERRA is our brand for imported Feta cheese. It comes in different varieties such as cubed in oil with spices among others.

DOFINO is havarti cheese, produced in the US, but following the same high standards as the Imported Denmark's Finest havarti.

Information about our products and brands in the US can be found at

How the Media Helps Terrorists

Clifford May has some words of wisdom we should commit to memory. As part of that article, he says,

"It is one thing to tell the truth even when it damages your friends. It's another to tell untruths in order not to offend your enemies. It's one thing to give the devil his due. It's another to do the devil's public relations.

"How else to explain a dispatch from the Associated Press referring to Osama bin Laden as "an exiled Saudi dissident"? Such spin may not be inaccurate but it's like calling Jeffery Dahmer an “eccentric gourmet.” It rather misses the point, don't you think?

"Similarly, a recent report on National Public Radio discussed how dangerous Iraq is for journalists. The blame was placed on “the nature of this war” and “the security situation.” No criticism of Militant Islamist cut-throats and car bombers was voiced. "

As one who has been censored by Google, I find his words particularly poignant.

Read May's ENTIRE article. Study it. Tell your friends.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Images of The Prophet - No Prohibition

I was wrong, several posts ago, about Islam's issues with depicting the Prophet.

Images from this site so clearly illustrate that,

"While the debate rages, an important point has been overlooked: despite the Islamic prohibition against depicting Mohammed under any circumstances, hundreds of paintings, drawings and other images of Mohammed have been created over the centuries, with nary a word of complaint from the Muslim world. The recent cartoons in Jyllands-Posten are nothing new; it's just that no other images of Mohammed have ever been so widely publicized."

Taking Insensitivity to a New Level

These cartoons from the Iranian press show just how bad you can get.

Yes, I believe that newspapers there or elsewhere have the right to publish this.

As I have said before, I believe that freedom of expression does give a person the right to be a jerk just so long as the expression does not extend to violence and the curtailing of others' rights.

But I would ask this of:
  • all the defenders of Islamic cartoon violence,
  • those who believe censorship of the cartoons is right and,
  • all the gutless American politicians and media weenies who would not run or link to the Islamic cartoons,
Where is your outrage over anti-Semitic cartoons? Or anti-Christian cartoons?

I say your silence demonstrates your profound hypocrisy.

And could your silence also come from the fact that you fear violence from offended Islamic extremists, but not Jews or Christians?

I would say that, yes, you are hypocrites and cowards and should take a long, hard look at the following:

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Top Democrats urge Cheney come forward on shooting

What's to come forward on? Two old farts who ignored some key hunting safety rules?

As someone who has been a hunter for more than 60 years, I believe the blame lies on more than the vice-president.

For example:

1. Always know where all the members of your hunting party are.

2. Never shoot until you have clearly_identified your target.

3. Was Whittington in "tall grass," having wandered off from the group to find a quail that he had shot? If so, he violated one key rule which was to announce that he was returning to the group and clearly tell people his position.

4. And where was the Secret Service? Did they not see a man with a big gun approaching the Vice President? If I get elected, I do NOT want those agents guarding me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Too Much Screaming at Each Other

Let me tell you about my neighbor over in Oakville, a decent man who is an ardent New Deal Democrat.

He and I have dinner frequently and we argue and argue and argue. I think he is wrong about many things, although I find more to unite us than separate us. I learn from him in these heated discussions and, perhaps, he takes something away from my remarks.

We keep having these dinners because, overall, we like each other.

And we continue to like each other -- despite stark differences in political viewpoints -- because I RESPECT him and believe his views come from a deeply felt series of beliefs that he has arrived at through his own honest internal struggle. He treats me the same way.

That means I never scream at him that his side "lies" or that he (or they) are "cowards" or a "murderers" or any one of the divisive invectives that the Left and Right hurl at each other.

I know he won't vote for me in 2008, but that's okay. By maintaining a civil dialogue, I learn from him and hold out hope that perhaps I can influence his way of thinking.

All that the vicious shrieking in today's political environment does is to harden hearts and attitudes for core believers and force the rest of Americans to turn away in disgust because it solves nothing.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ACLU and Google Censorship

I sent several emails to the ACLU.

No reply.

From looking at their web site ( it seems as if they get upset only if the government censors you.

Given that many corporations have more power than the government (and have already "bought" their bag limit of politicians from both parties) it seems about time for the ACLU to wake up and smell the oppression.

I've also emailed everything to author/journalist Lewis Perdue who tells me that most everyone he's talked to are hiding under their desks and won't touch this. Not media, not valiant defenders of free speech and certainly not all the people who preached freedom of speech so vocally when Cindy Sheehan got arrested at the Capitol and all those other times.

Freedom of speech isn't a right to trot out only when it's convenient, safe and when you happen to agree what what someone is saying. These folks are bigger hypocrites than the average politician.

Bad Manners

Shame on all of the people who took the solemn occasion of Coretta Scott King's funeral to offer their political barbs. I don't like George Bush and truly think he's over his head.

But I would have respected Ms. King enough to save my self-serving, partisan remarks for a more appropriate forum.

Those who made those comments obviously felt their egos were more important than honoring Ms. King.

Shame, shame.

And those political palaverers probably offended enough moderate people to turn them off the causes the speakers were trying to promote.

So we have bad manners and a counterproductive display of political flashing.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Google-Blogspot Censors Americans

Google/Blogspot deleted my Saturday post regarding the infamous cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad!

Given all the attention over Google signing a pact with the devil to censor what people in China see, perhaps we should worry also about how the people who say, "never be evil" trample on the First Amendment rights of Americans.

You can BET I'm not the only Google/Blogspot user they have gagged!

I'm also sending this to author and journalist Lewis Perdue who wrote about me in his latest book, Perfect Killer.

Perdue gets a little left-wing flaky for me some times, but I think he's also got enough gumption to let people know about this Google censorship. I'm contacting the ACLU as well to see if they're willing to help.

You can read the post that

Friday, February 03, 2006

Screaming at Each Other

I fail to grasp the strategic or even tactical goal of the venemous name calling that seems to be the stock in trade in politics today.

Given that every human is finite and can muster only finite resources, it seems to be a waste of time -- to read it or to write it. We have a limited time on this earth and a limited amount that we can do.

If the objective is to solve a problem, then we're better off applying those limited resources to that.

There are enough lying and cheating, double-dealing, back-stabbing, dirty, low-down tricks to tar and feather BOTH parties today as well as Whigs and those who came before.

It's a waste of time to wallow in the swamp and get eaten by gators and leeches. We need to drain it instead.

Let me tell you about my neighbor over in Oakville, a decent man who is an ardent New Deal Democrat.

He and I have dinner frequently and we argue and argue and argue. I think he is wrong about many things, although I find more to unite us than separate us. I learn from him in these heated discussions and, perhaps, he takes something away from my remarks.

We keep having these dinners because, overall, we like each other.

And we continue to like each other -- despite stark differences in political viewpoints -- because I RESPECT him and believe his views come from a deeply felt series of beliefs that he has arrived at through his own honest internal struggle. He treats me the same way.

That means I never scream at him that his side "lies" or that he (or they) are "cowards" or a "murderers" or any one of the divisive invectives that the Left and Right hurl at each other.

I know he won't vote for me in 2008, but that's okay. By maintaining a civil dialogue, I learn from him and hold out hope that perhaps I can influence his way of thinking.

All that the vicious shrieking in today's political environment does is to harden hearts and attitudes for core believers and force the rest of Americans to turn away in disgust because it solves nothing.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Cindy Sheehan: Self-Serving Politician

Yes, I know that "self-serving politician" is mostly redundant. But Cindy Sheehan's actions in Caracas, Venezuela yesterday were a mistake for her and fodder for her enemies.

This article explained things clearly: "Chavez, a former soldier known by his supporters as "El Comandante," has become a voice for many opponents of Washington who are drawn by his self-styled socialist revolution and his close alliance with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

"Enough of imperialist aggression. We must tell the world, down with the U.S. empire," Chavez said hugging Sheehan, whose son died in the Iraq war, and the widow of Puerto Rican independence activist Filiberto Ojeda Rios, who was killed in a gunfight with police last year.

"We have to bury imperialism this century. Cindy, we are with you in your fight," he said on his regular Sunday television broadcast."

In addition, this Associated Press article details how Sheehan is ready to venture into politics big time using the death of her son to fulfill her own political ambitions

Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who set up camp near President Bush's Texas ranch last summer, said Saturday she is considering running against Sen. Dianne Feinstein to protest what she called the California lawmaker's support for the war in Iraq.

"She voted for the war. She continues to vote for the funding. She won't call for an immediate withdrawal of the troops," Sheehan told The Associated Press in an interview while attending the World Social Forum in Venezuela along with thousands of other anti-war and anti-globalization activists."

Farther down in the article, we learn that:

"Sheehan and other peace activists met for two hours Saturday with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is himself a fierce critic of Bush and the Iraq war. Sheehan said she was impressed by Chavez's sincerity.

"Our president won't even take five minutes to meet with me," she said, adding that Chavez was "really excited" when he heard she was considering running for the Senate.

<>"He said, why don't I run for president? ... I just laughed."

Even many in the anti-war movement have tried to distance themselves from her and publicity stunts like this.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Pathetic Comment on the State of African-American Society (And Where are Hillary, Jesse and Al?)

stop snitchin' I have long had the privilege of commanding, serving with and being commanded by African-American service men and women.

The American armed forces has shown that inequality can be defeated and that racist notions of superiority based on skin color are wrong -- both morally and in reality.

Yet African-American culture continues to suffer the depredations of violence and poverty.

Increasingly a few brave African-American leaders have begun to point out the significant roles played by the glorification of "gangsta" culture and the self-mutilating attitudes that getting a good education is somehow "too white." Sadly, these people get slimed by the victimhood special interests every time.

A news search by my campaign staff turned up a burning example of just how low attitudes can go. There is apparently a new brand of tee-shirt with the message, "stop snitching."

This tee-shirt, which is so popular that many stores cannot keep them in stock, says that African-Americans should not cooperate with the police who try to rid their neighborhoods of thugs, drug dealers, rapists, murderers and other criminals.

This defeatist and perverted attitude is nothing less than the ACCEPTANCE of those crimes and APPROVAL of the criminal parasites that prey on Black society. Anyone who wears this shirt or agrees with the sentiment has no reason to complain if they or anyone they love are shot, killed, raped or brutalized and deserve no recourse to courts or law enforcement.

As long as this attitude prevails, as long as being a thug is something to be glorified and aspire to and as long as education is only for white people, then sadly, these communities will reap what they are sowing.

And while we're at it, I've not heard Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson or Hillary Clinton or anyone else on the Left Wing speak up against any of this.

But why should they? They all have a vested SELF interest in perpetuating a permanent culture of victimhood so that they can continue a brand of race-baiting demogoguery that would put George Wallace to shame.

Hillary and her ilk are all such natural enemies of the armed forces that they dare not tell people to look toward the military as a shining example of what personal responsibility, self-respect and promotion based on merit and accomplishment can do when the field is truly leveled.

Such a fact proves the greater one: those who eagerly embrace such "safe harbors" as socialism and other psychoses of the Left are beset with huge inferiority complexes, a terror of honest competition, and a void in such traits as ambition, talent, and drive.

Which is why protecting future generations from the rot of left-wing polics is so crucial ... true progress depends on initiative, ingenuity, and hard work. Today's CryptoLeftists in politics and academia -- who have defamed beyond recognition the once-honorable principles of American liberalism -- have absolutely no grasp of such and no principles other than their own selfish interests..

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Political Decisions

A new scientific study shows that party loyalists -- be they Dem or Repub -- rarely let facts get in the way of decision making.

"The test subjects on both sides of the political aisle reached totally biased conclusions by ignoring information that could not rationally be discounted," said the study, continuing, "The study points to a total lack of reason in political decision-making."

"None of the circuits involved in conscious reasoning were particularly engaged," Westen said. "Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones."

That could explain a lot.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lying As a Way of Life: Lawyers & Congress

One of the problems we have with Congress is that it has too many lawyers.

While one would think it could be good to have legislators who are familiar with the law, the problem is that lying is a way of life for nearly all lawyers. Lawyers rationalize it away as just being "good advocates" for their clients, but the reality is that most legal briefs are filled with lies disguised as fact.

Judges -- who are lawyers themselves -- expect lies in the filings and accept them because they engaged in the same shoddy behavior befor being elected or appointed to the bench.

And the bar association "ethics" committees (composed of lawyers) just laugh when this issue is raised.

Most importantly, the endemic lying in briefs filed in court exposes the lack of justice in American courts. Lawyers who make a joke of the truth destroy any hope of justice.

Judicial lies usually don't get exposed, but the following shows an example of the rampant lack of integrity:

Extra chemicals needed to kill Calif.'s oldest condemned inmate

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, San Quentin, Calif. (AP) -- In the end, California's oldest condemned inmate wasn't as feeble and frail as his attorneys portrayed in their futile efforts to spare his life, describing a man who would have to be carried into the death chamber.

Read the rest of the article.

The point is the lawyers lied in their legal papers. They would argue their lies were justified.

But EVERY LIAR RATIONALIZES their lies and that especially applies to those in Congress.

Just think: If you're a lawyer used to a career of rationalized lying, do you think that being elected to Congress will change anything?

Lying Democrat lawyers in Congress? Lying Republican lawyers in Congress? Not a dime's worth of difference between them.

Yes there are honest lawyers. I am privileged to know some. But even these honest people remain silent about the lies of their bretheren -- just as good Germans remained silent while Hitler worked his evil. They are "going along to get along" and not making waves because it would ostracize them.

The issue is one of institutional falsehood that demands fundamental reform.

If elected president, I will begin the most thorough reform of the system ever and will extend perjury penalties to criminalize false or misrepresented statements whether they are made by attorneys, experts, clients or other persons if those statements were knowingly made.

I would further put the determination of lawyer and judge misconduct in the hands of local committees composed of a majority of non-lawyers. If the legal community cannot clean up its own act, then if elected, I will do so.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Friday, January 13, 2006

Science Cracks A Politically Correct Global Warming Myth

Oh yes, you see the signs everywhere: humans are evil; the rain forest is holy.

But new (UN-politically correct) research shows that plants are responsponsible for much of the greenhouse effect.

From New Scientist magazine comes this:

Vegetation, it seems, releases methane - not just when it rots, but under normal conditions. And it's no small amount either - between 10 and 30 per cent of all the methane pumped into the atmosphere. One reason why we may have missed this "minor detail" is that we know of no physiological reason why plants should make methane (see "The lungs of the planet are belching methane").

The finding clears up a number of observations that previously defied explanation, such as why methane emissions from rice plants increase with the area of foliage, and why rainforests give off large methane plumes.

Personally, I think that the environmental movement has been hijacked by the anti-capitalist, socialist movement who had no better way to harm free enterprise now that the fall of the Soviet Union exposed the flaws in their collectivist thinking.

I do believe we need to conserve energy and reduce the greenouse impact of industry and personal habits, but it needs to be done from within a sound, scientific and rational framework.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Judicial and Legal Reform NOW!

My post on judicial reform filled my email in box to capacity.

Americans are fed up with a judicial system that protects criminals and deep-pocketed bullies who are able to buy what they want in court.

The issue is at a boiling point and will reach a disaster level unless reforms are quick and substantial. I could foresee an increased level of vigilantism by those whom the system has failed.

I am particularly distressed by small business people, entrepreneurs and individuals who are extorted into lawsuit settlements by well-heeled corporate thugs, simply because the thugs have more money, can afford to bring frivolous lawsuits that the small person cannot afford to fight.

At the very best, this is unAmerican and undermines our culture and society. If our institutions do not provide justice, I fear that victims will take matters into their own hands.

The rule of law is vital, but if it does not produce justice then is has no meaning and no moral force. Those who abuse the system should be warned.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Lack of Focus

The following is what happens when you go off the deep end. No doubt the owner of this vehicle feels strongly.

(Click on the photo to see the full sized image and read everything.)

But the sheer carpet bombing of bumper stickers robs the effort of any focus at all and zeroes out any possibility of meaning.

I took a closer look and found a couple of areas of common ground:


and here

And while I get the feeling there are even more things I may agree with, the sheer intensity of the bombast makes me think it may not be a good use of time to try and build a bridge here.

And that, sadly, is a metaphor for American politics today.

California Cop Killed by Judge, Parole Board

A known, violent, repeat offender recently released on parole has been arrested and charged with the murder of a highly respected police officer in the gritty San Francisco Bay Area town of East Palo Alto.

But I firmly believe that if the suspect is ultimately convicted, then the judge who sentenced the suspect and the parole board who set him free should all be charged with being accessories to murder.

In addition, if elected president, I will direct the Justice Department to create a national registry -- similar to that created by megan's Law -- that will contain the photos and pertinent information about the judges and parole board members who assist the killing, raping, molesting and brutalizing of innocent citizens.

Society has a right to protect itself and that means we must put a face on those who help criminals excape from prison and send those crime-enablers to prison themselves.

Friday, January 06, 2006

We Should Fear Global Corporate Tyranny

Geneal Eisenhower warned us all about the military/industrial complex, but the hand-in-glove cooperation between global corporations and oppressive regimes such as that ruling China may pose an equally dangerous threat to individual freedoms.

Freedom nurtured Microsoft and it is now using those gains to prop up tyranny!

Read this story and weep.

Microsoft Shuts Blog's Site After Complaints by Beijing

BEIJING, Jan. 5 - Microsoft has shut the blog site of a well-known Chinese blogger who uses its MSN online service in China after he discussed a high-profile newspaper strike that broke out here one week ago.

The decision is the latest in a series of measures in which some of America's biggest technology companies have cooperated with the Chinese authorities to censor Web sites and curb dissent or free speech online as they seek access to China's booming Internet marketplace.

Microsoft drew criticism last summer when it was discovered that its blog tool in China was designed to filter words like "democracy" and "human rights" from blog titles. The company said Thursday that it must "comply with global and local laws."

"This is a complex and difficult issue," said Brooke Richardson, a group product manager for MSN in Seattle. "We think it's better to be there with our services than not be there."

The site pulled down was a popular one created by Zhao Jing, a well-known blogger with an online pen name, An Ti. Mr. Zhao, 30, also works as a research assistant in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times.

Read the rest of the story.

Thank God for Small Blessings

At least Pat Robertson doesn't have nuclear weapons.

Robertson, Iran leader imply stroke was deserved

By Alan Cooperman, Washington Post | January 6, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Television evangelist Pat Robertson and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran may not agree on much, but both suggested yesterday that the severe illness of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was deserved.

Speaking on his Christian Broadcasting Network's ''700 Club," Robertson said God was punishing Sharon for dividing the land of Israel. Sharon, who engineered Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip last year, suffered a massive stroke Wednesday.

''Sharon was personally a very likable person, and I am sad to see him in this condition, but I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land,' " Robertson said.

Read The Rest of the Article

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Media Bias in Palestinian Coverage

Buried inside newspapers next to the girdle ads is the story of increasing lawlessness in Gaza and more proof that the Palestinians are not ready for any level of autonomy and do not deserve recognition as a soverign state.

First the headline: Chaos in Gaza spills into Egypt

Then the story: "RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Hundreds of angry Palestinians streamed into Egypt on Wednesday after militants with stolen bulldozers broke through a border wall; two Egyptian troops were killed and 30 were wounded by gunfire during the rampage. About 3,000 Egyptian Interior Ministry troops who initially had no orders to fire swarmed the border but were forced to withdraw about a half mile, said security forces Lt. Sameh el-Antablyan, who announced the casualties."

Now the REAL story: If this had been Israel tearing down an international border and killing Palestinians, it would have been splashed large and live on the front page.

But it was Palestinians -- the pet projects of the American media and the U.N. establishment -- so the story was buried.

This is hypocrisy and bias, pure and simple and is one small example of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Palestinians and the Left-listing American media.

Time for a Nuclear "Accident" In Iran

"Iran fails to show up at nuclear meeting: IAEA -- "VIENNA (Reuters) - An Iranian delegation expected in Vienna to explain to the International Atomic Energy Agency Iran's decision to resume nuclear fuel research did not show up for a meeting on Thursday, the IAEA said. The meeting was called off after the delegation did not appear, said IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming. The IAEA does not know why the Iranian delegation missed the appointment, and no new meeting has been scheduled, she said.

The Israelis saved the world's bacon on June 7, 1981 when they bombed Sadaam Hussein's nuclear reactor out of business. Judging from the news brief above, it's way past time we returned the favor.

Of course, those reactors were built by France and Russia, the same international scumbags cozying up to the Iranians today and the selfsame greedy hypocritical bastards who opposed the liberation of Iraq not on any real principle, but because they were making so much money off Sadaam and his tong of war criminals.

Of course, if we did take out Iran's nukes before they can fulfill their lust to wipe out the non-Islamic world, you can count on the New York Times to blow the whole operation in one of their self-aggrandizing, self-righteous and security-endangering "exclusive stories." Perhaps we ought to take out the Taliban of Times Square while we're at it.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Gutless U.N. Won't Do Anything With Syria

Saw this this morning:

"BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. commission probing the killing of Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri has asked to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara, its spokeswoman said on Monday."

All Assad has to do is hang tough and stonewall the U.N. bureaucrats.

After all, the U.N. has a wonderful record from the very beginning of doing nothing. When push comes to shove, the U.N. gets shoved.

The U.N. has either done nothing or made the situation worse with genocide and wars of aggression in Rwanda, Sudan, Dafur, Bosnia, the Congo, Kashmir, Burma, and more. And that says nothing about the first 40 years.

So, when it comes to Syria, this bloated, over-paid, multinational circle jerk and waste of prime real estate on the Hudson River won't do a damn thing to Assad. The U.N. has been in bed with terrorists for so long and has allowed itself to become so infiltrated by greedy officials with private bank accounts filled by despots like Assad that the odds for action of any sort are exactly zero.

Palestinians NOT Ready for Statehood

Over the past week, we have seen that the Palestinian "Authority" has been unable to control its only international border crossing at Rafah; can't keep the Islamic Jihad nutcases from firing rockets into Israel and can't even keep heavily armed criminal clans from shooting up its own police stations.

In other words, those who are supposed to be in charge, aren't.

In a case like that, any country affected -- whether it be Egypt or Israeli -- has the right and the duty to apply as much force as necessary to protect innocent citizens.

And until the Palestinians can behave like adults, then they do not deserve territory or statehood.

And until the Palestinians are willing and capable of living up to their promises, Israel should make no more concessions and no more promises. Peace is a two-way street but the Palestiinians seem to be driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Presbyterian Fools in Palestine - Anti-Semitism?

Well, the good U.S. Presbyterians have sunk into an ethical -- but politically correct -- cesspool by drawing a moral equivalence between Palestinian terrorism and Israel's attempts to defend itself.

In an addled screed filled with garbage that looks scripted by Hamas, the Presbyterians have, among other things, advocated "...a phased, selective process of divestment with corporations whose practices support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, assist the construction of the Separation Barrier, or facilitate Israelis or Palestinians with violent acts against innocent civilians."

Notice that the pious Presbyterian tract follows the same sort of moral vacuum that has allowed the U.N. to treat mass murderers in the same way as their victims (such as in Rwanda).

What's most telling is that the public discussions of this, focus primarily on "Evil Israelis" ... mostly because they have been effective in defending themselves.

This is not only morally corrupt, but is nothing less than thinly disguised anti-Semitism.

Fools in Palestine

The Palestinians are fools for continuing to attack Israel even after the Israelis have withdrawn from Gaza.

The Israelis were fools to give back all the hard-fought territory they won after the Six Day War. That includes the Sinai and Gaza. After all, the Israelis were the ones who were attacked. The aggressors have no right to attack and then whine that they lost the war.

This goes back to 1948 when every Arab nation surrounding the new state of Israel attacked it within minutes of it statehood.

Every Palestinian and Arab "activist" who decries anything about Israel is a whiner with no moral right to complain. Israel has always abided by the rules until attacked.

Stop attacking Israel and peace will happen.

But until the attacks stop, Israel is a fool to return one square inch of territory it has won in battle.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Respecting the Integrity of Our Borders and Our Immigrants

Let's try and touch base with reality here:

First, we must control our borders. The sieves along our borders with Mexico and Canada are unacceptable. Terrorists and criminals move across with the same ease as immigrants.

We need to respect our sovereignty enough to stop this disgrace

Second, America truly needs the immigrants who come here in search of a better life. America's strongest foundation is the intellect and sweat of immigrants. We need to be thankful for the transfusion of new blood they bring.

Never forget: we are all immigrants. Even those who like to call themselves "Native" Americans migrated here during the last major Ice Age.

We need to respect the hard work of immigrants -- documented and undocumented -- who give an honest day's work for their pay: something that cannot be said for many native-born Americans.

Neither party has the guts nor the rationality to deal with this.

As President:

1. I would build an impenetrable border barrier and staff the Border Patrol to the level it requires. If Congress does not fund those, then they will be the subject of an unrelenting campaign to emphasize their usual cowardice.

All additional funds will be spent directly at the border and not a dime more for Washington bureaucrats at INS. If those bureaucrats worked half as hard as the average immigrant in a California vineyard or tomato field, we'd have a system that actually worked.

2. I would vastly increase the number of immigrants who are allowed to legally become American citizens.

This would be accompanied by increases in resources to conduct background checks before granting citizenship in order to reduce the chances of granting citizenship to criminals and other terrorists. I would allow undocumented workers already living in the United States to apply for this program.

To avoid bloating the INS beyond its current intolerable level of lethargic obesity, I would outsource the processing to the private sector. This is also an option for the additional armed force needed to secure our borders.

3. I would begin a guest-worker program.

All guest workers would be vetted for criminal or other undesirable backgrounds.

Employers would pay 100-percent of the vetting.

In addition, Employers would need to comply with an actively monitored program to assure that guest workers are paid at least the minimum wage, and that the worker returns to their home country before their "guest visa" expires. Any medical expenses or other social services provided to the guest worker would be reimbursed by the employer.

Employers would be subject to fines for every guest worker who is not confirmed as having properly left the United States according to the terms of their visas.

To assure compliance with this and the medical and social service reimbursement provisions, employers who wish to be eligible for the program would have to post a bond equal to ten times the salary paid to the worker.

The failure to deal with reality always makes a problem harder. We must grasp reality firmly otherwise we'll get another 9-11 wake-up message.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Judicial Reform is Vital

Judiciary Position Paper:

Reform of this nation's current judicial system is crucial to our future.

For far too long normal Americans have been aghast at a growiing number of incredible positions and rulings by our courts.

No wonder. Our judiciary has been infected by a philosophy that – in the case of criminal law favors the perpetrators, and in the case of civil law favors those with the deepest pockets.

"Justice for all" is a LIE and an empty platitude today. Sadly, the reality is that in America, you get just as much justice as you can pay for.

As president of the United States, I will end this and make "Justice for All" a reality.

A corrupting influence is the life time appointment. With the possible exception of the Supreme Court, no federal judge should serve more than 8 years without having to pass honest scrutiny of the people. Such a limitation would sharply lesson the tendency of some in the judiciary making decisions that are more designed to push a deviant point of view or to attract media attention, than to serve the honest interests of justice.

The Death penalty must be maintained and enforced on a more expeditious schedule.

There is no truer concept of "Justice" than assuring the protection of the innocent from evil and from evil people. Serial killers, serial rapists, traitors, and violent child molesters, must all be seen as continuing threats until they are eliminated from the population.

I am disturbed by the recent revelations -- mostly through the use of DNA technology -- that more than 100 innocent people may have been executed. I also believe that the death penalty has not been applied fairly in many cases. That would lead a reasonable person to conclude that the protection of society could be achieved by sentencing convicted criminals to life or life without parole.

I would support that, but only if those sentences are enforced to their fullest extent and that once a judge or jury has passed that sentence no changes may be made.

But I cannot support that position yet because there exists a shameful and cowardly record of liberal judges putting such people back on the street despite their having been sentenced to life or even life without parole. The history of liberalism in our courts offers no guarantee that either sentence will be enforced as perceived. That is the record.

And until those judges are removed and life or life without parole are properly enforced, then the death penalty is the only way to protect society.

The blood of the innocent who may be executed is on the lands of those liberal jurists.

I also support a "Megan's Law" style disclosure of those judges and of parole board members who set criminals free to kill, rape and brutalize honest citizens after their releasel. In many ways, these judges and parole board members are like sexual predators and people should know if one of them lives in their neighborhood or is a member of their church, professional, fraternal organization, business group, country club and so forth.

For this reason, I propose that every time a violent criminal on parole commits another violent crime, that a nationwide, online database display the names, photos and addresses of those responsible for setting the criminal free along with details about the victim and the crime perpetrated on them by the wrongly freed criminal.

These judges and parole board members live among us. We may know what their job is. But we need to be aware of when they foolishly endanger our lives. They need to be held legally and politically responsible for their actions, but we need to make sure that they also suffer the appropriate social and community censure, disapproval and (ideally) shunning.

Moreover, there must be a movement by those Americans honestly concerned about out of control liberalism to confront and end the ACLU and its assault on normal America.
In the 50s, normal, decent Americans rose up and ended the old KKK. It is time to do the same with the ACLU.

Their assault on the first amendment cannot be tolerated. They are engaged in a crusade to inflict atheism on all America as a national religion. That violates the amendment openly.
Beyond that, the ACLU defends violent child molestation, and the causes of many groups and individuals who mean evil to the people of this nation. That also cannot be tolerated.

The ACLU has, in the past, taken up worthy causes. But they are now dominated by extremists and immoral activists who will destroy -- not protect -- our legal rights and way of life.
The Judiciary is the third leg of our government. It is an integral part of our freedom. It is time for that element to be carefully and dispassionately surveyed and evaluated. Then we must get about the reforms I propose and those I will propose in addition later. Then and only then can judicial freedom and responsibility – judgement based not on whim but on the constitution and truth, be assured for all.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Washington, D.C.: America's largest government-funded pre-school

From Reuters, Dec. 21:

"BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein denounced U.S. leaders as liars at a turbulent court hearing on Thursday and his once-feared intelligence chief abused prosecutors before threatening to boycott the rest of the trial."

Why do I get the feeling I have heard this before?

OH, yes!

From, Barbara Boxer and all the other dogmatic Lefties who are so obsessed with hating George Bush that they are blind to the reall issues of the day and have no brain power left to develop solutions.

Thereby, they join the Extreme Right in being nothing but captives of special interests, capable only of parroting an endlessly boring litany of platitudes, whines and Cassandra shrieks, all of which have previously been rejected by the vast majority of American voters who are fed up with their tax dollars being squandered by what has become the largest government-funded pre-school in America: Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Pentagon (Dumb) and the White House (Dumber)

From the Baltimore Sun today comes this piece about some of the ultimate stupidity which confirms George Bush's unfitness as commander in chief:

"Military weighs cutting Guard
Army priority on equipment, not manpower
Sun Reporter
Originally published December 21, 2005
Pentagon officials are considering cutting as many as 34,000 soldiers -- the bulk of them from the National Guard -- at a time when U.S. ground forces are stretched in Iraq, according to defense officials.

"The proposed cuts are part of a reduction in the growth of defense spending over the next five years ordered by the White House. The manpower cuts stem from a decision by top Army leaders to sacrifice troop strength in order to provide money for new weapons systems and other equipment, said defense officials, who requested anonymity."

Read the rest online.

We need the troops. Indeed, we neef FAR more troops than we have now. If the current White House continues this insanity, it will accomplish the impossible: making Bill Clinton look like a Commander in Chief.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Dead Soldiers for Political Gain is Murder

What chaps my hide worse about the Democrats is that they are pulling so hard for the U.S. to fail in Iraq. It's thinly disguised in everything they say or do.

They have zero ideas on how to solve any problem whatsoever, and thus see a loss in Iraq as the only way to win. This intellectual bankruptcy means they must do everything to make sure we lose.

And that means embolding the enemy, destroying the morale of our troops -- and in the end, a lot more dead soldiers.

Pulling for a military defeat in Iraq simply for the sake of political gain is immoral. It is pre-meditated murder. The same could be said of George Bush who foolishly rushed us into a "wag the dog" war that serves as a substitute for his own lack of vision.

As president, I would not have gotten us into this mess, but now that we're there, we need to succeed.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The Asymmetry of Truth

The U.S. military has admitted that it planted stories in Iraqi newspapers. That is wrong.

But the enemy in Iraq will never admit they've done things like that and worse. But the global media is either too biased, frightened, lazy or incompetent to track down those stories.

Look at how many times fake stories run on Al-Jazeera and are given credibility. So who goes after the Al-Qraze people planting those? Al-Jazeera would start to gain some credibility as something other than a mouthpiece for Bin Laden if it were half as tough on him and his people the as it was on the U.S. But it doesn't and it won't.

The result? The U.S. looks bad and the bad guys get a free ride.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bipartisan Intellectual Bankruptcy.

The Really Boring Political Debate:

Bush Supporters: "Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him. Trust him."

"Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad. Bush is bad."

Not a rational or creative solution to even one problem there. Not a single reason to vote for either of those sleazy sides in the divisive shouting match that tries to pass as debate.

We can do better. America deserves better than this bipartisan intellectual bankruptcy.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Why The United Nations Does NOT Work

The majority of countries who are U.N. members now are ruled by dictatorships or other authoritarian governments without any democratic traditions and which do not allow their citizens freedom of speech, assembly or other basic human rights.

Their self interests do not mesh with the self interest of countries where people are free.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Global Hypocrisy on Torture

Torture is wrong. John McCain is certainly right about that. As president, I'd sign the legislation he introduced.

Torture is wrong, but why did not the media or the rest of the world vent this same level of outrage when it was Americans being tortured in Vietnam?

Where is the outrage over Palestinians torturing its own citizens, or Al-Qaeda, or Tutsis or Syrians or ... you get the picture.

Why? Pure hypocrisy, that's why.

The Blame Game

Who do the Republicans and Democrats think they're fooling?

They are both playing the "blame game" and not fixing a thing.

The Democrats and most of the media are so obsessed with George Bush that they're missing the real news: that we have an intelligence system that is broken, that we have a homeland security apparatus that makes the Keystone Kops look like Special forces, and that they don't have any new ideas and all their good candidates will get shot down by the extreme Left during the 2008 primaries.

The Republicans are the gang that can't shoot straight. It's one bone-headed decision after another. And rather than just 'fessing up to the mistake and heading off on the correct course, they layer on one coat of justification after the other. They don't have any new ideas and all their good candidates will get shot down by the extreme Right during the 2008 primaries.

The ideological and demogogical polarization of both parties is good for my campaign, but I find no joy there because none of this political vaudeville is a good use of existing resources.

I'd rather not be running for President, but both parties are shaping up a future that's not worth living.

We need to bring some combat smarts to the arena. If you're in a fight for your life and one of your troops screws up, you don't stop shooting to have a damned investigation. Win the battle, fix the problems and then fix the blame.

Blame tears down. The future of America needs builders.

No Handlers, No BS

I've started this blog to make sure that my positions and thoughts reach you, the potential voter, un-spun, un-edited, un-expurgated, un-handled and (probably) un-polished.

You have a right to know what your president really thinks, what his views really are without the padding and PR BS that swaddles the pre-digested pablum fed to the press and which the press swallows and regurgitates with their own political slant.

I have no doubt that honesty and straight talk can't be swallowed as readily as the canned. Ensure-like drivel you're used to. You won't be able to sip my messages. I'm going to given you something to sink your teeth into.