"One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle."-- James Otis
(On the Writs of Assistance, 1761)
Reference: Privacy in Colonial New England, Flaherty (85-88)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
They would hate the Bob Hope movie GhostBreakers. It is one of the all time great movie quotes. I think this is what they should have changed out the Harold Ford commercial for.
The New Times is reporting that one of the software companies that are responsible for the software in some voting machines have a connection to hugo chavez. Who do you think a commie would rather deal with, other marxists or a cowboy that would ride into town to liberate the populace for a tyranical rule?
With all the alleged problems with the electronic voting machines, wasn't it the democratic party that wanted the electronic voting machines. Another reason public education is failing us because I remember being told when I was growing up BE CAREFUL FOR WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Fact about life number 20. A person who complains about another person cheating when there is no evidence is guilty of being willing to cheat in the exact same way that they accuse the innocent party.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Since there is no discipline in the homes or schools, we have schools turning into a shooting gallery. So with people concerned with with crazed gunman running to school Wyoming, Michigan decided that they needed to train on what is going to happen with if the worst case scenario happens. Using dummied weapons, but in their assault gear entered the school and parents are a little up in arms because some students were in tears over the affair.
While it may seam excessive to run the drill they way they did, you do as you train. There comes a point where children need to toughen up just a bit. This is the problem with parents coddling their children, instead of allowing a few disappointments here and there so they understand life, when a BIG one happens they have no coping skills.
If the worst happens, wouldn't it be better if the children knew how the police were going to handle the situation?
Saturday, October 28, 2006
- After the Kid was 'killed' his body wasn't displayed
- No pictures were taken
- His outfit wasn't brought in.
- People that knew the Kid said that Bill Roberts was the Kid
While it is more than likely that Garret killed the Kid, there is some weird draw to want to believe that the Kid was still free up to the fifties. Maybe just the thought if he was still riding up to the fifties the Old Days aren't that far gone.
Friday, October 27, 2006
"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges,and Governors, shall all become wolves."-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 16 January 1787)Reference: The Learning of Liberty, Prangle, 111.
Since the marxists can't get people to vote the way that they want, they run to the courts. I believe homosexuality is wrong, and I don't see why I should change my standards to a lower level than has ever existed in the human experience. While homosexuality has always existed, marriage HAS ALWAYS been between a man and a woman. God has specifically designed procreation between a man and a woman.
Now, if a person decides they are going to live an alternative life style that's their choice. It's no worse than shacking up for a heterosexual couple in God's sight. I won't condemn anyone for exercising their free-will. Shoot, I won't tell anyone my perspective unless they read my blog or ask.
In all honesty, I don't understand why government is involved in marriage anyway. It is supposed to be between God, a man, and a woman. The second government interjects itself into marriage it is playing a role that would be tant amount to consider itself God. All a marriage licence is-is a tax.
If it's because of visitation rights in the hospital I'm all for lists that say who can visit. Shoot, I have friends I consider family, according to some hospital rules they couldn't visit because of this. Property rights? Well then just draw up a contract. There are companies that include partners in health programs. There are certain churches that will give them a "commitment ceremony."
But as the courts in New Jersey oversteps its bounds by DEMANDING the legislative branch make a law. New Jersey's constitution is pretty clear the legislative branch makes the laws, not the judiciary. The judiciary is to enforce the laws. If for no other reasons conservatives need to go out to vote, it's garbage like this.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
KFYR TV reported:
Bismarck police don`t know how two Bismarck teenagers got their hands on six guns stolen from a diner in Medina nearly two weeks ago. The father of a 17 year old found the three rifles and three shotguns in the shed and called police. Officers went to the boy`s school to talk with him and found him with a camera that had also been stolen in Medina. Both boys were arrested yesterday for possession of stolen property but were not charged with burglary.
In spite of the fact his kid stole from a restaurant, it takes a good father to turn in his own kid.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Oil activity in North Dakota has hit its highest level in nearly two decades, but the industry continues to be hindered by the lack of workers and an effective means of getting crude to market.Oil production has reached 112,000 barrels daily, said Lynn Helms, director of North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources."We haven't been at 112,000 barrels in a very long time - the last time we beat that number was in June 1987," he said Tuesday.
Forty drill rigs are working the state's oil patch this week, down from 42 a few weeks ago but still the highest number since 1985. Only 27 drill rigs were working at this time last year, Helms said.North Dakota crude was fetching $50.31 a barrel on Tuesday. Prices hit a record $68.53 a barrel on July 14, Helms said. Each barrel is 42 gallons.Helms said crude prices continue to spur activity in North Dakota's oil patch. There are 3,585 wells operating in the state, compared to 3,359 a year ago, he said."I think it's certainly good news - and means great things for our state economy," said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, which represents about 125 companies.The industry paid out more than $152 million in oil and gas production taxes last year, he said."The numbers are just staggering when you start adding them all up," Ness said.But even though the industry has added some 2,000 employees in the past two years, it still lacks workers."There are still about 200 job openings," Ness said. "Last week, 34 companies had job openings posted."Helms said he is not worried about the recent dip in oil prices, which he said historically slide this time of year."We feel pretty confident we'll continue at the current level, and we suspect it's more likely that we'll see some growth," he said.Oil companies' "break even point" for drilling is about $25 a barrel, Helms said.Some 25 drill rigs currently operating in Montana are running out of work, and about a dozen will likely be coming to North Dakota over the next 18 months, Helms said."It's realistic to believe we'll be looking at 50 rigs a year and a half from now," he said. Each rig is able to drill a new well every six weeks.Each active oil rig represents about 40 direct jobs and 80 indirect jobs in the state, Helms said.A record 147 drill rigs were operating in North Dakota in October 1981, Helms said, but advanced horizontal drilling techniques are far more efficient."A drill rig today is doing the work of four to eight rigs in 1980," he said.Seventeen of the state's 53 counties are producing oil, Ness said."We're starting to see expansion into new areas, and gas leases in nontraditional counties such as Emmons, Stutsman, Towner and Wells," he said. Ness said oilmen have yet to figure out how to efficiently tap a formation known as the Middle Bakken, which lies two miles beneath the surface in western North Dakota and holds millions of barrels of oil. It costs about $6 million to drill a well in the Bakken."The Bakken still has great opportunity but the technology is by no means working out in the majority of the wells," Ness said. North Dakota also still needs an efficient way to transport its oil, he said."We still have crude oil bottleneck issues," Ness said. "Our inability to move oil at a fair price could be extremely detrimental to future investments in the state. But by and large, it is a very exciting time in the industry."
This is good news for North Dakota, now if the public service commission was smart they would cut taxes for the oil companies. What happened the last time they raised taxes the oil companies moved to Montana and developed horizontal drilling, taking the oil they would have in the first place (not that I blame them),
The reasons that it's hard to find workers for the "patch" is because it's hard work, and because oil can be so volatile of a market that for it to be profitable for the oil companies to get oil out of the Williston Oil Basin it has to be at at least $40 a barrel. Once prices dip below that work in the ND oilfield comes to a grinding halt. There were many summers that I would have three different jobs during the summer because one company would hit the limit on the work they were going to get for a month or so. You can't get people to stay in a state for intermittent work like that and you can't get them to come in for it either.
It has been reported that the monsters captured an American Soldier. I doubt that he's going to be waterboarded, in fact I would about guess his torture WILL BE worse than what Sen. McCain faced.
I doubt we will get this guy back alive. So the question remains do you pray that he's dead or we find him?
Report finds sex always on men's minds
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University say most men are always thinking of sex.
A study released Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists found 54 percent of men and 19 percent of women admit they think about sex every day -- or several times a day -- in a society where they are bombarded with subconscious erotic images.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota found sexy subliminal images competed for attention in the brain even when the images were not right before a subject's eyes and most people are not consciously aware of them, ABC News reported.
Researchers also found sexual orientation often determines how the brain reacts to erotic images. Heterosexual women, for example, were more tuned in to pictures of naked men, the same reaction exhibited by homosexual men. But homosexual woman were equally attuned to naked images of both sexes, the report said.
Thank you Mr. Obvious. This falls under 'so what?' fully knowing that there are some base things that all humans ponder, why do they think anything would be any differnt from the days of Og in the cave? liberals?!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Omaha, NE must be the safest city in the US since they have passed the most stringiest anti-tobacco laws in the nation and are asking its citizenry to call 9-1-1. They must be safest city if they are willing to clog the emergency number with man-with-cigarette calls.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
With society seaming to spin out of control with the brawl at the University of Miami last weekend and and fight with teachers, coaches and parents in Oakland, road rage and other 'outrages' the time has come to re-institute the concept of 'turning the other cheek.'
Turning the other cheek is little more than just accepting the insult. It isn't being passive, it showing I know you insulted me, and I'm going to caste 'coals on your head'. Turning the other cheek involves admitting you were wronged, but you aren't going to seek revenge for the slight that you received from the thug.
Now, I'm not the greatest at turning the other cheek, but there comes a point where you need to walk away to because there is no need to escalate things if it can be avoided. (this doesn't apply to fighting the monster because they want to kill everything that moves).
The bad thing about diversity training is instead of bringing people together unifying them, it groups them, isolating groups of Americans from each other needlessly. all the while all it takes is for one group to offend another then you have fostered the anarchy that was fomented for no reason other than to divided people.
It may be the most recognizable picture from WWII. And to be honest even though I have never been a member of our military, let alone a Marine the picture still brings a great deal of pride, and feelings of resolution when things aren't going well in this country for me.
While Flags of Our Fathers did have some very vivid battle scenes, it was more about celebrity and how society thrusts hero status on those who don't feel like heroes, just guys doing their job.
According to the movie, the flag raising on Iwa Jima was the thing that saved the war effort. Whether or that's true I don't know. But like I said if I can take hope sixty plus years later, can you imagine what it did for those on the home front.
If the movie is correct in their assessment of the importance of the picture, then why are they afraid to show pictures of 9/11 or the beheading of Nick Burg. But have no problem showing things that aid and abet our enemy such as the Abu Grahib pics or the monster snipers taking out our guys. This is something I want cnn to explain to the American people.
One of the characters in the movie was correct about at least one picture costing us Viet Nam, the picture of the South Viet Nam soldier summarily executing a commie, caused lack of support of our troops. The really stupid thing is that has occurred in every war that has happened, because war is a bad thing-even if it's needed sometimes.
Anyway, from everything I've read or seen about the Flag raisers it is pretty accurate. It is worth seeing, there isn't an anti-Bush component to the movie like what cnn was gleefully reporting. The Flag raisers were treated this way by the fdr and Trueman administrations (which were democrat by the way cnn). This fact that they were nothing more than a means to the ends hit me a little because there is nothing I wouldn't do or not support to stop the monsters. From that aspect it was a good check on myself.
All in all it is a must see. AND THANK A VETERAN FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY. They may say they were doing their job, which is true, but not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line, if nothing else ask them to accept your thanks for those that can't.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I was watching Where did it come from? on the History Channel that was on personal weapons. The show discussed the progression from the bow to crossbow (which is illegal to hunt with today in ND without special permision) to a repeating crossbow in the fourth century AD.
Then the Chinese invented gun powder. Before the gun was invented there was a 'firelance'. They even developed a multiple barrel firelance. Developed cannons and then multiple barrel cannons.
I've seen other stories on the History Channel about a multiple round Balistra (Bigger version of the Crossbow and actually older than the Chinese version) that the Romans had.
Then Da Vinci had a multiple barrel artillery piece that rotated a little different from the famed Gatling Gun from our Civil War.
The reason this is important is because the marxists that have problems with private ownership, say that our Founders couldn't have conceived of automatic weapons. Really. Considering the two greatest inventors of the time were Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, it has been well established at the different things that Ben Franklin invented and all the research that Thomas Jefferson did when it came to the land we purchased from the French that they could have stumbled across Da Vinci's notebooks. It is very evident that the west took what they learned from the Chinese and integrated it into their arsenal.
The Second Amendment was meant for our protection from threats, not just hunting. By having the Second Amendment it assures that the government doesn't overstep it's grounds. With private gun ownership, we are citizens. Not subjects that have to rely on government for protection (as I have discussed in previous post the Supreme Court has determined that the police don't have to respond to a call.)
Why is this important? Very simple, the truth is always important.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
"The idea of restraining the legislative authority in the means of providing for the national defense is one of those refinements which owe their origin to a zeal for liberty more ardent than enlightened. "
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 26)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Girl Shot by Cop to File LawsuitLast Update: 10/17/2006 6:40:08 PM
(Rochester, N.Y.) – The family of a Rochester teenager shot by a police officer in July 2005 intends to sue the city.
Van White, an attorney representing Lashedica Mason, filed a notice and summons earlier this month.
Lashedica, who was then 13 years old, was shot several times by the officer after she lunged at him with a knife.
The court filing says the shooting was an act of negligence and a civil rights violation.
White plans to file a lawsuit next month seeking monetary damages.
This kind of garbage makes it tough for cops to want to do their job. These parents need to be beaten for raising such a horrible child that at thirteen she threatened the cops.
I have a friend getting married this weekend so as I went to get her a wedding card, I was quite amused that the sympathy cards were next to the wedding cards, In fact I laughed out loud and I took my camera phone so I would have proof that I'm not the only one that thinks marriage is a fate worse than death. I may have to send this to Leno
There was an article in a san fransco newspaper that was complaining about how real men ruin the world.
I don't even know where to begin, we are told that we should allow those who want to live 'alternative lifestyles' they are just living who they are and we need to accept that.
So, when I see an article that says we should do away with this idea of traditional manhood coming from san fran, after I ceased rolling on the floor I had to wonder what he really was concerned about.
- I was taught that a real man treats a woman with respect by opening doors, etc.
- A real man tells the truth.
- A real man doesn't back down from what he believes.
- A real man stands up for what is right.
- A real man can take a beating.
I guess he doesn't like the truth, wants to be walked all over, and can handle the concept of monsters ruling over him. Real men defeated national socialism, defeated social injustice. Real men have gone out of their way to protect this nation from the evils of this world. If he wants to be a pansy it's his right, but he has no right to try and push his wussy views on the rest of us
How somethings become news stories are beyond me. Just because senator clinton is wearing a cross doesn't make her a Christian, it's just jewelry. The sad thing is people are going to over look what this commie chick stands for just because there is a concerted effort to soften her image to those who have beliefs in things greater than marx.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Food-Stamp Program Finally Speaks Their Language
KMEX helps an effort to get Latino immigrants to apply for food stamps. An O.C. group takes it a step further and offers a class on how to do it.
By Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer October 13, 2006
Though it goes against the conventional wisdom of anti-illegal immigration supporters, those who enroll the poor in the federal food stamp program say they've struggled for years to get immigrant Latino families signed up.Now a Spanish-language news report and television ad campaign have spurred thousands of immigrants in Orange County over the last several weeks to contact a nonprofit organization that offers a Spanish-language class called "Food Stamps in Four Hours."
The stream of immigrants contrasts sharply with what was going on just a few months ago when only a handful of immigrants would attend the free course.The news report and ads were heard throughout Southern California, but those who responded in Orange County were directed to a nonprofit organization. Most other callers to the toll-free number were directed to county offices.The Orange County strategy has been lauded throughout the state as a way to reach immigrants who are reluctant to get help from the government."They won't come on their own," said Jerry Sanders, food bank manager of the nonprofit Community Action Partnership of Orange County in Garden Grove. "They come from countries where they think the government isn't to be trusted. They figure there's a catch to free food."Advocates say immigrants, if here illegally, are also worried about being deported if they apply for food stamps. Or they fear jeopardizing a pending application for residency or citizenship. Illegal immigrants can apply on behalf of their minor children here legally. Other immigrants say they were simply embarrassed."The Mexican man is macho. He doesn't want to come to this country and beg," said Alfonso Chavez, the Community Action Partnership's outreach coordinator. "I tell them this is a program that will help the children. The kids are American-born, and they have a right to this program."A Los Angeles County Department of Social Services task force is looking at ways to find eligible families to enroll. County workers have signed up families at food banks with only minor success."We recognize that people in Orange County are ahead of us," said task force member Bruce Rankin, the executive director of the Westside Food Bank in Los Angeles. "The rest of us in the state are looking at Orange County for ideas." Low participation, he said, "is a dilemma in the state."The federal government estimates 60% of eligible households participate in the food stamp program nationally. In California, the participation rate drops sharply. A study of 2003 participation rates by Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research group, showed that 34% of California's working poor participated in the program that year, the third lowest percentage among the 50 states.There are 30,000 households in Orange County that receive food stamps, federal officials said. Sanders of the Community Action Partnership estimates more than three times that amount could qualify. Aliso Viejo resident Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project, which fights illegal immigration, said the Orange County program encouraged illegal immigration.These immigrants and their children "should only be given life-saving medical care," Gilchrist said."If we encourage illegal alien families to come forward and exploit the … system, aren't we encouraging more illegal immigration? We have to cut these benefits off." In 2004, Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service and the Mexican Embassy agreed to jointly disseminate brochures and create the public service announcements.The agreement led Mexican Consul Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro to tout the food stamp program on Univision's KMEX Channel 34 six weeks ago. The newscast included the partnership's phone number. More than 1,200 people called the partnership in the following days, Sanders said.Then, two weeks ago, the Department of Agriculture began to air a month long series of ads on Spanish-language television in Southern California and three other markets in the U.S.
When Sanders first saw the Spanish-language public service announcements, he asked the government if Orange County callers could be routed to his office. That led to hundreds more inquiries. Callers, which number about 2,000 calls a day nationwide, are only routed to nonprofit organizations in seven California counties. The others are directed to government offices.In Orange County, several of those attending a recent "Food Stamps in Four Hours" class said they were convinced it was legitimate when they saw Ortiz Haro on television.
"This program is not welfare. It won't affect your immigration status," Ortiz Haro said on television. "The program is a right, and if we don't use it, it's a privilege that will pass you by."About 20 people attended a "Food Stamps in Four Hours" class on a recent weekday at the El Modena Community Center in Orange.Many of them came by a bus provided by Community Action Partnership, which picked up applicants at three locations. They were given help filling out a 10-page application, as well as nutrition bars and a bag of free food. Then they were taken by bus to a government office in Anaheim to get fingerprinted.Sylvia Cruz, who has three U.S.-born children, came to the class after hearing about food stamps on a Spanish-language news report. She then worked to convince her husband, a construction worker who earns $1,800 monthly and pays $1,200 in rent."I think it was comforting for him to know the consul was talking about this program," Cruz said."It made him think this won't get us into trouble."Claudia Ortega, 31, said she called the nonprofit immediately after the newscast. Her husband didn't need much convincing. The Mexican immigrant couple with three U.S.-born children struggle with a monthly income of $2,200 and $1,150 monthly rent, she said."We see how hard it is to get by here, even with two jobs," Ortega said."We'll take the help for a little while. It's a program and it's here for us to use."
I don't believe in government programs in the first place, but this is more repugnant than I can even say that an organization would teach people that refuse to learn the common language how to be taken care of is outrageous
Friday, October 13, 2006
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body,like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarmingadvance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains,is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jawsof that which feeds them."-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821)
I'm for everyone having a photo ID for voting. If I need a photo ID so I can drive a car, Register my pick-up so I can drive that vehicle, if I need ID so I can hunt for my food, if I need a photo ID and finger prints and a proficiency test to practice my Second Amendment rights-even though some how it doesn't fall under the full faith and credit clause. If Teenagers need a photo ID to get into an 'R' movie. An ID to write Checks. A special ID for my confiscated funds for my retirement known as Social Security. A Photo ID for my job. I have to buy a licence to get hitched (married for those of you in Rio Linda)
FOR THE LOVE OF LUCY PLEASE TELL ME WHY IT IS WRONG TO EXPECT THAT PEOPLE SHOULD PRODUCE A PHOTO ID TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP?
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Robbery Suspect Arrested
Bismarck Police say they`ve arrested a man suspected of robbing the Loaf `N Jug convenience store Sunday night. 24 year old Casey Bays is a college student from Corvallis, Montana. He was questioned after two tips came in to the police department after surveillance photos were released. Police say he matched the description of the robber, except that his head was shaved. Police Lieutenant Dan Donlin says, "The description that we had was this bushy hairstyle, and we located a subject who was identified as being on that video. It turns out that he had shaved his head. That all goes into the investigation and can show different steps as to what was done in order to not be found and located."Police say even though the robber told the clerk at the store that he had a gun, they say it appears he was not actually armed.
This is a shocker a crimnial claiming to have a gun, not showing a gun=sometimes equals not having a gun. This is one of many reasons to have safety plan for such encounters. I would like to ask the punk what he would have done if the clerk pulled a pistol on him.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man,- who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia."-- George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,14 June 1778)Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3(380)
While the Confederate Flag does have a negative connotation to some people, I have friends that have don't have a racist bone in their body but flew it with pride, because it represented the Rebel Spirit and the freedom to make their own choices. The more they are belittled by the same people that expect us to stand aside when they want to burn an American Flag, because of free speech. It has become a matter of I will not be moved, rather than I hate someone because of their hide.
The handwringing of the article is the along the same line of the garbage nbc tried by the undercover muslims at NASCAR races because they figured that the same people flying the Rebel Flag would beat the snot out of the undercover muslim, thus proving blue staters are better people because NASCAR fans are nothing but racist, homophobic, ignorant rednecks. That experiment failed.
The Maltese Cross that is seen mainly with bikers have existed for hundreds of years. Bikers wear it, they have it on their bikes. Germany used it during WWI and so did National Socialist Germany. Does just one group get to determine the meaning of a symbol? Why can't people define a symbol the way they see fit for themselves.
While I'll admit if I see a hammer and sickle or a crescent moon I tend to want to dance a jig on them, but commies and muslims have every right to their symbols the way I do.
The thing that really bugs me, the white people that do complain say NOTHING when a mayor of a major American city says something about we will make this a chocolate city. Or when a man like Bill Cosby is ridiculed because he says something about personal responsibility, or the racist cartoons of Dr. Rice earlier this year, but the second someone decides that on their own they decide to fly the Confederate Battle Flag, and have no racist implications behind that decision, then the holier than thou thought police come down and condemn, wring their hands or feel bad. Then there's the N-word. If it's a cuss word for one set of people it's a cuss word for all. If someone who claims they have the right to use the N-word because of past injustice, fine. But then they can't condemn someone else using it, then they have no right to complain about the Rebel Flag. While I can understand wanting to be proud of a persons heritage any past injustice doesn't give anyone the right to demand someone else shouldn't be proud of their heritage. Honestly, though this idea of diversity has done nothing but divide us. It is time we start talking about unity. We are Americans, no matter what color of hide a person has. But that's another blog.
By the way the symbols I use for myself the most a hat, spurs, and a Peacemaker. I'm a hick that loves freedom, I earned my spurs and my scars. I know there are people that object to the Peacemaker, and I don't care.
100% Security is pretty close to a myth; the best you can do is minimize the risk the best you can. While I have admitted before I don't believe in public school, but we have it. Weapon free zones don't exist. If there could have been a couple of guys carrying on 9/11 they might have had a chance to prevent the crash of United 93 and the other three. And bad guys don't seam to have a problem BREAKING THE LAW by entering a school armed.
Since we have it, and people are aggravated by the school shootings (as everyone should be.) this is my prescription.
- One access to the grounds that have a parameter fence.
- All doors are key access except the main door
- The main door is the only one unlocked but leads directly into the school office, which the office staff is behind a bullet proof glass.
- Metal detectors at the main door
- Multiple cameras that are monitored by at least two people in a secure location in the building while there are people in the school.
- Three armed guards, preferably plain clothed.
- Regular searches of lockers, book bags, gym bags and purses. Public property that my taxes pay for, so students have NO RIGHT TO PRIVACY.
- Allow teachers to carry. There is a perception that a student could get their hands on a weapon. Yeah, that's not going to happen with proper training a triple retention holster that is concealed or a biometric gun safe in a desk. A teacher that cannot pass a background check to get a firearm shouldn't be teaching anyway. This a choice a teacher should have the right to make.
I'll admit it I'm not happy with the idea of arming teachers considering that they can't behave themselves with students, but Basic Human nature is go where the resistance is the weakest and a no gun sign is an invitation to those who want to slaughter innocents. If there is a chance that these monsters think for one moment that they won't be able to accomplish whatever their sick mind is desiring isn't it worth it? Another question, "What would happen if the media didn't cover them at all?"
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
There are some basic things people should know about gun self-defense cases. And because of some of the myths perpetrated by the main stream media I feel compelled to dispute them.
Those of us who care carry have an on-going debate on which is better higher caliber vs higher speed. Those of us that carry the .45 GAP, ACP, and Long Colt believe in the one hundred plus history of the caliber. Dateline on NBC was talking about a case where a gentleman was carrying a 10 MM pistol which is a little more powerful than the .40 S&W most police departments carry.
The 10 MM was developed because the .38 Special is, well incredibly underpowered. And there are people that can't handle the .45 ACP. Well, the 10MM was still too powerful for some so some departments went back to the 9 mm Luger, until the .40 S&W was developed making it easier for some to handle the recoil of the pistol. The choice of caliber for the PD is because or RECOIL nothing else. If you have a threat you stop it.
The next thing that was brought up was the hollow point bullets that he carried. The thing with hollow point bullets, to purchase self-defense you get hollow point bullets. The reason that the police and private individuals use hollow points is so that it doesn't over penetrate, going through the bad guy and three or four walls putting innocent people at risk. The military uses Full-metal jackets, because they can't be worried about over penetration.
The idea that it is rare for anyone to use higher caliber than the police for self-defense is ludicrous at best. There are members of the LAPD out of their own pockets purchased .45's for work because the 9mm Luger is underpowered. There are enough old ex-military guys that prefer carrying a 1911 .45 as their carry piece.
The sad thing is the marxists in this country worry about the bad guy more than the good guy. Later this week I'm compiling my suggestions for school safety. Stay tuned
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Reuters is reporting a critic of Putin has been shot. Guess old habits die hard.
On other commie news, China's hu is consolidating power.
Then in Venezuela, they had an anti-chavez rally.
So my battle cry is, "Down with the Proletariat up With the Boursiousese."
Saturday, October 07, 2006
I posted this last year and I just want to Remind you of all our pastors do for us:
First of Paul wrote that those who are doing the Lord's Work deserve what they are paid. Which in some areas of this country is way less than teachers, especially if you factor in teachers hours and the two or three months they have off. Pastors are kinda like United States Presidents when it comes to vacation. They are always in contact with the body. My dad always left the phone number with a board member when we left for vacation. There were quite a few times when his one day off were taken up because someone was sick, needed prayer, or counseling. My dad also went into the public school when there were events in town if the kids needed someone to talk to. (something alot of pastors would do or are doing)I not saying a pastor minds. I know I have relayed this story before, but I think it bears repeating.The day before the wreck I was telling my dad about a hostage situation that my one of my college professors had told us about where there was a man had his family at the point of a gun and wanted a pastor, but none was found. Before I could finish my dad said I can't believe that because a true pastor with a pastor's heart will drop everything if they were needed. Less than twenty-four hours later dad was dead. BUT there was a Baptist Pastor on a Sunday Morning at 0400 hrs came to be with my family at the first hospital than traveled 40+ miles to visit mom in the next. Never met us, probably will never see him until we get home. The Pastor that I currently have well I tease him about only working one day a week, but I know that he preaches at least one nursing home, meets with at least on accountability group, goes walking with on Tuesday (which I appreciate more than I can express because I miss being a pk and I enjoy his friendship).Low pay and long hours aren't the only hardship that pastors families endure. My dad had people call and complain about the music that my sister and I listened to. They complained because my sister found a nice coat that she had(a little coat of many colors jealousy I guess). And the bizarre expectation that we would be perfect. (well I was perfect at least).Finally, someone who is vital to the ministry of the pastor is the pastor's wife. My pastor and I have talked about it and I told him I think the most important person in our church is his wife, because I know Sheri helps him keep his schedule straight and keeps him grounded. He has said that she tells him that they need to get a gift for this person that is hurting or for this family that just had a kid.So this month that is Pastor Appreciation Month remember he works worse hours than you for a ton less money. He is human and so are his kids, so don't hold them to an inordinately high standard, a standard that you- yourself don't keep. And Remember how valuable He is and His wife because when trouble comes. He will be there to pray and to hold your hand, don't just honor them this month. And above all keep him and his family in your prayers.
Foxnews reported that Buck O'Neil died. Mr. O' Neil barnstormed with Satchel Paige and played in the Negro leagues until Major League Baseball was finally integrated.
Unfortunately, because of the gentleman's agreement the first time I had ever heard of Mr. O'Neil was Ken Burns documentary Baseball. Which it can be argued he really was the star of the mini-series, due to the wit and the love of the game he brought.
I can't understand why he isn't in the hall of fame with some of the people the baseball writers have chosen in recent years.
Friday, October 06, 2006
It does my heart good to see at least one Republican being honest about the marxists.
TV spot links Braley to Communist Party
By Ed Tibbetts Tuesday, October 03, 2006
A new Republican television ad links Democratic congressional candidate Bruce Braley to the Communist Party and says he’s supported by “ultra liberals.”
The ad, which began running Friday, prompted the Braley campaign to label it a “joke.”The ad says Braley was endorsed by the Council for a Livable World and was called a “peace candidate” by the Communist Party.The council, the new ad says, advocates “huge defense cuts” and has a leader that once proposed negotiating with the Taliban.It concludes by saying Braley’s support from “ultra liberals” shows he’s “out of touch” with Iowa.Jeff Giertz, a Braley spokesman, did not dispute the ad’s accuracy but said it is “over the top.”“It’s absolutely laughable,” he said, adding Braley hasn’t been endorsed by the Communist Party, nor is the ad claiming that.He said the Waterloo Democrat wouldn’t accept such an endorsement, anyway. “Bruce’s views are independent of any organization or group,” he said.The ad, sponsored by the National Republican Congressional Committee, refers to a June 24 report by the Communist Party USA’s political action committee chair, who labels candidates in various congressional primaries as “peace candidates.” Braley is one of them.Joelle Fishman, the PAC chair, said Monday the party has not endorsed Braley, nor is it working to help his campaign.Guy Stevens, chief operating officer for the Council for a Livable World, disputed how his group was characterized, saying it has advocated smarter defense spending, with less money devoted to Cold War-era weapons and systems.He also said it is misleading to say one of its board members has advocated negotiations with the Taliban.The council’s Web site encourages donations to Braley’s campaign.Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for the NRCC, said the organization stands by the ad’s claims.“If the Community Party USA is talking about Bruce Braley as a peace candidate on their Web site, then it proves the point of our ad,” Collegio said.The point, he said, is that “Bruce Braley is a very liberal candidate who is supported by very liberal individuals and organizations.”He also said that he does not consider references to the Communist Party “laughable” given its “responsibility for 120 million deaths in the 20th century.”The Republicans are spending nearly $189,000 on the new ad.In addition to Braley and Whalen, James Hill of Eldridge and Albert Schoeman of Waterloo are running for the 1st District seat.
From what was reported, I'm utterly disgusted at what mark foley did. But there isn't any sign he had any sex with any kids.
My problem is the people that are really talking about this is the media, they have no perspective, shoot with all the sexual assaults the kennedy clan alone if the media was to cover those the way that they are covering this thing, it would be another thirty years before they got to mark foley.
From what has been reported, I've seen nothing to suggest a cover up. So I see no reason Denny Hasteret to go. The libs look for any reason to get rid of the Republican leadership, but when they get caught it's because of racism or the "vast right-wing conspiracy is practicing the politics of hate."
The media needs to get some perspective. Because of the dems that remained in office after they actually had sex with minors. I hope foley gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but I don't want to continually hear about it.
"Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens."-- George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,17 June 1788)Reference: The Papers of George Mason, Rutland, ed., vol. 3 (1093)[Sheehan (5:5)]
I saw this suggestion on another blog, seamed like a good idea.
My buddy Jeff and I went to college together had most of the same classes so we ended up studing together (which since he's a little more intellegient than I, I received more benifit from it). When he and another buddy, Mike, found out about dad being killed they hopped in the car and met up with us in Minnesota. When I lived in Michigan Jeff and I got an apartment together. After I have moved back home we still call each other to complain about women, or the lack there of, we discuss everything from theology to politics. Jeff is about as close a brother as if we had the same mother.
Another friend that I value highly, is my Pastor. My pastor is one of the hardest working men I have ever met, and one of the best (high praise coming from a former PK that loved his dad). A few years ago I had a friend tell me she was assaulted as a kid and I talked my pastor to help. He did. Our church has gone through some hard times before Pastor Rich had come and we were loosing people for a long time because of it. About this time Pastor and I started walking together so being a former PK I kinda had a clue what it was like to have parishioners doing certain things. He has also been there for me through some dark times. Unfortunately, about every six months I have my own "ghosts" comeback from past so he is pretty well-versed in my past by now. I know my Pastor meets with dozens of other people during the week, while having a hetic home life. Honestly, I don't know how he does everything he needs to. He accepts everyone where they are at, and doesn't judge them (He may offer suggestions, though)
While I could go on about all the people that have influnced me, I'm sticking with two right now.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
"It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfire sand Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration,and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it,which I trust in God We shall not."
-- John Adams (letter to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776)Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (64)
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
We Americans are horrible people. Fox news reported this morning that we are so mistreating the monsters so badly that they aren't starving but they are gaining weight. 4200 calories per day. One Detainee is weighing 410 pounds. We are just fattening these poor monsters like the witch from Hazel and Gretal. We should be ashamed they are eating this badly, we need some New York politicians to go down and supervise their food intake, before we allow these monsters to gorge themselves to death.
I am so ashamed
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
While with the latest batch of school shootings there are a few basic things that we MUST remember. There is evil in the world. CNN this morning admitted that the target that was chosen in PA was because of lack of security. Just so you know an unarmed guard is going to loose against an armed monster everytime.
A semi- auto is not an automatic weapon. The first repeating rifles were built around the US Civil War, they were called the Henry Repeating rifles. A Semi-auto means one bullet per trigger pull, they have existed since the late ninteenth century.
Full-automatic weapons are legal if you go through a background check that makes what the NSA phone captures are accused to cover look like being carded to get into a bar. The Founders fully intended the populace to have military style weapons, partly because of the fear of a standing army and a totalitarian state. And the thought that populace would protect itself from bad guys. For those who say no one thought about weapons that fired multiple rounds, Da Vinci had a multi-barreled gun. With the scientific minds of Franklin and Jefferson you can't tell me they didn't know about it.
With my pistol sitting beside me It can't go off by itself I have been watching for hours and it can't violate the laws of physics. There needs to be an outside force to act upon it to fire. What this means it takes an evil person intent on death and mayhem to murder. There are so many different weapons and I have no desire to give a monster any ideas, but I will remind you my dad was killed by a car.
Six hundred rounds aren't that many. That's only 12 boxes, unless he had ammo for a .22 then it could be two boxes.
The idea that the rate of fire from a semi-auto is to high I have seen Jerry Milacky empty and reload a double action revolver faster than I can unload my 1911. I have seen a Peacemaker fired in under a second.
The only way to stop monsters are kill them. While it is easier said than done, it is the only way.
I will admit it I don't have all the answers, but to blame an inanimate object it is absolute lunacy not to place the blame on the monster.
Monday, October 02, 2006
"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can
any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is
preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant,
and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own
weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
-- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 November 1775)
Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett (261)
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Back a couple of centuries ago they used to brand criminals.
CNN reports that a guy who was convicted of assaulting a 10 year old girl has received a tattoo saying, "Kattie's Revenge" by force. The town's people are surprised he hasn't been killed yet. Time will tell. Irregardless, I have no sympathy for this monster.