Prosecutors Oppose 'Shoot The Burglar' Law
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota prosecutors are opposing a law that would make it tougher for them to prosecute homeowners who shoot burglars.
The law says a North Dakotan who shoots an intruder is presumed to be defending himself. Prosecutors could try to charge the person with a crime anyway. But it would be harder to sustain a criminal charge -- or to get a conviction.
The North Dakota House Judiciary Committee is considering the bill.
Richard Jorgensen of Devils Lake says current law says that homeowners first have to try to avoid a confrontation with a burglar. And if they don't -- the burglar could take them to court if he's injured.
Burleigh County prosecutor Cynthia Feland (FEE'-land) says the proposal would tie the hands of prosecutors -- as they try to find out what happened in a shooting incident. Feland says prosecutors in a criminal case already have to prove that someone was acting in self-defense.
This so-called 'shoot the burglar first' law is really mislabelled by the media (I know a real shocker). It isn't any different from the stand your ground law in other states. And really when dealing with a criminal, why should a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN have to try to flee and surrender their property to the criminal, other wise known as a person that is more than willing to sacrifice your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. I have heard interviews with criminals that were mad because they weren't able to take what they wanted because they believed they deserved what they wanted to confiscate from you.
As I have said, criminals need to be more afraid of us good guys than the other way around. Those of us who are LAW ABIDING CITIZENS should be given more than the benefit of the doubt. It would be different if the Supreme Court hadn't ruled from on high 20 different times that law enforcement doesn't have to respond.
This law is a way to protect the law abiding citizen from having to spend thousands of dollars from a prosecutor that pursues a case because of a political agenda or perhaps they failed to do their job to prosecute the criminal in the first place and is playing a game of 'cover their own democratic symbol.' It isn't something without precedents. There was a shooting down in Arizona. After the sheriff department declared it a clean shoot, the District Attorney decided to file charges. The DA went as far as to lie about why the choice of caliber the guy used, denying that it was a valid choice because it was more powerful than the police was using. Failing to point out that the 10 MM was developed for the FBI but there were agents to wimpy to handle the recoil from the weapon.
Something to ponder: Knowing that there are criminals that will kill you even if you give up your possessions, do you really want to trust someone that think they deserve your property that they aren't going to kill you? What if they want something worse? Isn't it better to protect the citizenry from an overzealous prosecutor, then send a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN that did nothing than protect themselves from a criminal that the legal system was either unable or unwilling to protect that citizen from anyway?
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Prosecutors Oppose 'Shoot The Burglar' Law
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
A Culinary and Cultural Staple in CrisisMexico
Grapples With Soaring Prices
for Corn -- and Tortillas
Roig-FranziaWashington Post Foreign
ServiceSaturday, January 27, 2007;
NEZAHUALCOYOTL, Mexico -- Thick,
doughy tortillas roll hot off the conveyor belt
all day at Aurora Rosales's
little shop in this congested city built on a dry
lake bed east of Mexico
Using cooking techniques that date to the Mayan
empire, Rosales has
never altered her recipe. Nor did her father, grandfather or
On good days, the neighbors line up for her
But these are not good days, and sometimes hours pass without
Mexico is in the grip of the worst tortilla crisis in its
history. Dramatically rising international corn prices, spurred by
the grain-based fuel ethanol, have led to expensive tortillas.
That, in turn,
has led to lower sales for vendors such as Rosales and angry
The uproar is exposing this country's outsize
tortillas in its diet -- especially among the poor -- and
testing the acumen of
the new president, Felipe Calderón. It is also raising
questions about the
powerful businesses that dominate the Mexican corn
market and are suspected by
some lawmakers and regulators of unfair
speculation and monopoly
Tortilla prices have tripled or
quadrupled in some parts of Mexico
since last summer. On Jan. 18, Calderón
announced an agreement with business
leaders capping tortilla prices at 78
cents per kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, less
than half the highest reported
prices. The president's move was a throwback to a
previous era when Mexico
controlled prices -- the government subsidized
tortillas until 1999, at
which point cheap corn imports were rising under the
NAFTA trade agreement.
It was also a surprise given his carefully crafted image
as an avowed
supporter of free trade.
"There are certainly some
Calderón's positions here," said Arturo Puente, an economist
at the National
Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research in
Calderón's administration portrayed the cap as a get-tough
that, coupled with his earlier approval of new corn imports from the
States and other countries, would stem the crisis. In an interview two
before the price-cap announcement, Calderón's undersecretary of industry
commerce, Rocio Ruíz Chávez, boasted that Mexico's tortilla problems would
stabilize in "one to two weeks."
But Calderón's price cap does not carry
force of law. It is "a gentleman's agreement," said Laura Tamayo, a
for the Mexico division of Cargill, a Minneapolis-based company
that signed the
pact and is a major player in the Mexican corn market.
study this week by
the lower house of Mexico's National Congress showed that
many tortilla makers
are ignoring Calderón's edict. The average price of
tortillas is 6 cents higher
than the cap, and some shops are charging
between 59 cents and $1.04 above the
it looks very good for high corn prices,"
said William Edwards, an
agricultural economist at Iowa State University.
another place, a rise
in the cost of a single food product might not set off a
tidal wave of
discontent. But Mexico is different.
"When you talk about
you talk about culture and societal roots, when you talk about the
you talk about the tortilla," said Lorenzo Mejía, president of a
makers trade group. "Everything revolves around the tortilla."
ancient Mayans believed they were created by gods who mixed their blood with
ground corn. They called themselves "Children of the Corn," a phrase
still sometimes use to describe themselves.
Poor Mexicans get
more than 40
percent of their protein from tortillas, according to Amanda
Gálvez, a nutrition
expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
makers such as Rosales use "an ancient and absolutely
wise" Mayan process called
"nixtamalizacion," Gálvez said.
The process is
straightforward. Large kernels
of white corn are mixed with powdered calcium
and boiled, then ground into a
dough with wheels made of volcanic
The resulting tortillas are more
pliable and more durable than
those typically found in U.S. stores. Mexicans say
tortillas are their
"spoons" because they use them to scoop up beans, and can
serve also as
their "plates" because they're sturdy enough to hold a pile of
The tortilla-making process, Gálvez said,
antioxidants and niacin, which allows them to be absorbed by the body,
the membranes on each corn kernel provide important dietary fiber. As a
result of eating tortillas, Mexican children have a very low incidence of
rickets, a bone disease caused by calcium deficiency that is common in
"It is absolutely crucial for our population to
eating tortillas," Gálvez said.
Gálvez said she believes the price
is already steering Mexicans toward less nutritious foods. The
family of four consumes about one kilo -- 2.2 pounds -- of
tortillas each day.
In some areas of Mexico, the price per kilo has risen
from 63 cents a year ago
to between $1.36 and $1.81 earlier this
With a minimum wage of $4.60 a
day, Mexican families with one wage
earner have been faced in recent months with
the choice of having to spend
as much as a third of their income on tortillas --
or eating less or
switching to cheaper alternatives.
Many poor Mexicans,
Gálvez said, have
been substituting cheap instant noodles, which often sell for
as little as
27 cents a cup and are loaded with less nutritious starch and
the short term, the people who can buy food are going to get
said. "For the poor, the effect is going to be hunger."
universal consensus in Mexico that higher demand for ethanol is at the
of price increases for corn and tortillas.
Ethanol, which has become
popular as an alternative fuel in the United States and elsewhere because
high oil prices, is generally made with yellow corn. But the price of white
corn, which is used to make tortillas, is indexed in Mexico to the
price of yellow corn, said Puente, the Mexico City
of tortilla-maker organizations, farming groups
and members of the Mexican
Congress are clamoring for an investigation into
alleged monopolies, commodity
speculation and price fixing.
probable that monopolistic practices
played a role in the problem," Eduardo
Pérez Mota, head of Mexico's federal
competition commission, which
investigates anti-trust cases, said in an
interview. "In the recent past we
have detected collusion on prices by corn
buyers and by some tortilla
Some tortilla makers claim Cargill is
among those unfairly
raising prices, an allegation that Tamayo, the company's
Mexico's corn behemoth is Grupo Gruma,
owner of the
Maseca tortilla brand and the world's largest tortilla maker. Mota
company may control as much as 80 percent of the Mexican tortilla flour
market. The company has already drawn his ire by allegedly buying a
without the competition commission's approval.
counts corn as
one of its major agricultural products, now faces a shortage.
As part of
Calderón's plan to combat high tortilla costs, he gave emergency
approval -- as
suggested by large corn brokers -- to import more than
800,000 tons of corn from
the United States and other countries.
the year before, Mexico was
exporting corn. The administration of Calderón's
predecessor, Vicente Fox,
allowed brokers to export 137,000 tons of corn,
which farming groups say should
have been warehoused for future
Rafael Rodríguez, finance director of a
farming trade group, said
the contradictory decisions by the two presidents are
proof of government
favors to big corn companies.
"Instead of sanctioning
said, "the government sat down with them and made deals."
for sure how many tortilla makers are in Mexico. Estimates range from
Long a fixture of the Mexican street scene, tortilla
in the past few months were suddenly being accused by their customers of
being the villains in the tortilla crisis.
As his prices rose, Salvador
owner of the venerable El Mexicano tortilla shop in Nezahualcoyotl,
"The customers just got mad at me," León said.
"I tried to
give an explanation, but they just went on in ignorance."
few miles away,
Rosales surveyed her shop, perplexed about how to cut
She pointed at a
stooped man struggling with a big ball of
"He's a senior
citizen, and those women over there," she
said, nodding toward the counter,
"they're single mothers. How can I fire
any of them?"
While she talked, a
73-year-old woman named María Neri
approached the counter. Neri has no pension
and no savings, but she gets a
few pesos each month from a nephew and a
She lives just around
the corner from Rosales's tortilla shop and
has been buying two kilos a week
for years. On this day, even with the Mexican
government's new price
control, she could afford only one.
I may be right to be skeptical about this alternative fuel thing.
Friday, January 26, 2007
This is a principle on the micro scale that has a more validity on the macro scale and explains better why ALL our enemies, both the run of the mill criminal and the monsters that want to kill us and are trying to kill our troops.
The first Use of the new CCW law in Kansas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists trying to find out where all the water on Mars went ruled out one culprit on Thursday -- new measurements show the Sun did not blow it away.
They measured ions -- charged particles -- being blown off the planet by the solar wind, itself a stream of charged particles.
Very little oxygen or carbon dioxide was blown off the planet during the year they measured it, the team at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Center d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements in Toulouse, France, reported.
"Mars was once wet but is now dry, and the fate of its ancient carbon dioxide atmosphere is one of the biggest puzzles in Martian planetology," they wrote in their report, published in the journal Science.
Several missions to Mars have found indirect evidence that water flowed relatively recently on its surface, and it seems fairly clear to experts that the dusty red planet was once covered with lakes, oceans and perhaps rivers.
There is also carbon dioxide ice, but very little -- much less than there must have been in the warm atmosphere that would have been needed to hold the water in place millions of years ago.
"What happened to the Martian water and carbon dioxide?" the researchers wrote.
One theory was that the solar wind, a steady stream of charged ions, carried it away. So the researchers, led by Stas Barabash in Sweden, measured this using a special instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
"We have measured the current loss rate due to the solar wind interaction," they wrote.
"The escape rate is low, and thus one has to continue searching for water reservoirs and carbon dioxide stores on or beneath the planetary surface and investigate other escape channels."
One other idea is an asteroid or some other large object hit Mars in the distant past and literally knocked off its atmosphere and large bodies of water. OF COURSE THE SUN ISN'T RESPONSIBLE, IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!! Al Gore told me so....
Posted by DAKOTARANGER at 06:04
KFYR Radio: Fight Resumes About Compulsory ND Seat Belt Law
Thursday, January 25, 2007
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The fight has resumed in the North Dakota Legislature about the state's seat-belt law.
In North Dakota -- drivers can't be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt unless they're pulled over for another violation. Fargo Representative Ed Gruchalla wants to change that. He says police should be able to pull over drivers if they see them driving unbelted.
Gruchalla says the change would save lives and reduce medical costs. He says people who insist on driving unbelted are piling up medical bills that the taxpayers may end up paying.
The House Transportation Committee held a hearing today on the bill. The full House will vote on it later.
Critics of the proposal say the Legislature shouldn't meddle with personal freedoms.
Dwayne Wahl of Bismarck says the seat belt law isn't about safety. He says it's about the government telling people what to do.
North Dakota's seat belt law has been a hotly contested political topic. The issue has been on the statewide ballot three times since 1989.
My biggest pet peeve is having someone tell me how they think I should live my life. I guess that's one reason I really despise doctors, but that another post. There comes a point that government has over reached it's right what to tell us what to do. The power for a Republic comes from the body politic not government fiat. Again according to Roe v. Wade we have the right to choose. North Dakotan don't let them steal your right whether or not you MUST wear a seat belt. We know that the marxists in this state think they know better than you do on how you live your life.
While I am the biggest supporter of the police, I have had police make up a reason to stop me. By making seat belt usage a primary law, it gives the police an opportunity to go fishing. While I love getting criminals out of society, it is a dangerous thing to give the police another reason to pull someone over. (now it would be different if they were profiling muslims but that's another post).
I believe this honestly violates the prohibition of illegal search and seizure that is prevented in the Fourth Amendment. As far as the medical bills keep piling up for those not wearing their seat belts, then pass a law that the state and the hospital won't pick up the bill for an injured person in that case and make it easier to seize their property if necessary, but to violate our right to privacy for a police fishing exhibition is immoral.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I have my convictions I make no apologies for them. Sometimes it just seams like no matter what your convictions are you have to decide if you are willing to stand with them or stop horrible behavior for the good of those that are violating the privacy and the right to mourn someone that sacrificed their life to protect the Republic.
KFYR Radio has reported that a bill preventing protesting funerals has passed the ND Legislature heading to Governor Hoeven. Being a Federalist, by nature any violation of the Constitution is repugnant, including this.
BUT those stupid christians (see Dakotaranger's Dictionary) that are protesting our heroes are putting stumbling blocks in front of grieving families need to be prevented from harming the family farther.
Other than the violation of peaceable assembly clause of the First Amendment, I don't never like the thought that government is the answer to life's problems.
The more people in this country loose their self-control and their concern for their fellow Americans, laws have to be passed. I understand this.
I will be honest there is big part of my soul that does like this law, but I hate to see more restrictions on our freedom to be placed on us because of those stupid christians. So again, I'm stuck with the thought of being principled really stinks.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Rules from God for 2007
1. Wake Up !! Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3
4. Stand Up!!... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10
5. Look Up !!... To the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
6. Reach Up !!... For something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6 7. Lift Up !!... Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; Instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6 .
"In a general sense, all contributions imposed by the government upon individuals for the service of the state, are called taxes,by whatever name they may be known, whether by the name of tribute,tythe, tallage, impost, duty, gabel, custom, subsidy, aid, supply,excise, or other name."
-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 337.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
The Journal Report on Fox News this morning reported that the UN has funnelled money to North Korea.
Supposedly, it is for 'environmental improvement'. The money was handed over with no over sight.
Again we need to cut our financing of the united nations, because obviously the UN doesn't care who it cheats or funds. They sure like condemning Israel for defending itself from monsters.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I have stated in other blogs that I believe that it is wrong for the state to sanction any marriage, and since the purchase of a marriage licence (which another word for tax) makes marriage a legal contract. While there are some very legitimate reasons for wanting to keep married couple together marriage is supposed to be between a man, a woman, and God. By government interjecting itself into a person's bedroom in such a way they are placing themselves on the same plain as God.
There's a report out of Michigan that according to state law it is a felony to cheat on your spouse. Good. A prosecutor may be to chicken to actually prosecute the case, but you break a oath before God there should be a serious consequence to it, especially if you swore before the state.
While some may say this is too harsh, I think it may actually keeping the offended from doing something 'stupid' and justice is done by the incarceration. If a person who's going to cheat thinks that there are really severe consequence to there actions, well even if they don't think about it, but still get them we are really a stronger society because then more and more people would think of trying to take advantage of a situation.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The UK Telegraph has an article about a Chinese missile taking out a satellite, Thank you President clinton for making us a safe nation for generations to come. Forgive the sarcasm
The prospect of "Star Wars" between China and the West loomed last night after Beijing used a ballistic missile to destroy a satellite in space.
The missile, which hit a 4ft-wide obsolete Chinese weather satellite 530 miles above the Earth, is thought to have been launched from the Xichang space centre in -China's Sichuan province.
It suggests that the Chinese have developed a major new capability that underscores the communist regime's desire to use its military might as well as burgeoning economic power to expand its influence.
"The US believes China's development and testing of such weapons is inconsistent with the spirit of co-operation that both countries aspire to in the civil space area," said Gordon Johndroe, spokes-man for the US National Security Council, yesterday. "We and other countries have expressed our concern regarding this action to the Chinese."
It is understood that Australia and Canada have also protested to China.
The ability to destroy satellites with such precision could undermine the US National Missile Defence programme, a network of rocket interceptors, computers and satellites intended to protect America and its key allies from nuclear attack. It became known as "Son of Star Wars" after President Ronald Reagan's so-called "Star Wars" programme proposed in the 1980s.
The test heightens tensions between Washington and Beijing, which increasingly see one another as long-term strategic rivals in the Pacific. China's navy is undergoing massive expansion that could threaten the independence of its neighbour Taiwan, which is backed by the US.
Taiwan was particularly alarmed at yesterday's announcement because it relies on satellites to monitor cruise missiles pointed towards it from the Chinese mainland.
China is seeking to challenge American military strength in the Far East, including its vital trade routes in the South China Sea and Straits of Malacca.
Short- and medium-range ballistic missiles have been developed with the potential to take on American aircraft carriers.
There has also been investment in new nuclear submarines. The People's Liberation Army Navy has launched as many as 60 ships in the past five years and last March announced that it would build an aircraft carrier.
Chinese military spending more than doubled between 1997 and 2003 and is now estimated to be second only to the US as a percentage of GDP.
One study last year projected that China's annual military budget would be $185 billion by 2025.
Chinese links to Iran are also causing serious concern in Washington. Last month, Beijing signed a $16 billion contract with Teheran to purchase natural gas and develop oil fields.
China and Russia have repeatedly refused to back sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear power programme, which America believes could be used to build a nuclear bomb.
Robert Hewson, a missiles expert with Jane's, the weapons analysts, said yesterday: "The indications are that the system the Chinese used was a KT-2 ground-launched rocket.
"At its first showing in 2002 it was billed as a commercial launch system but anyone with knowledge could tell that it was a tailor-made anti--satellite weapon.
"I was at the showing and it raised a lot of eyebrows. After the show it disappeared. Then this happens."
According to Aviation Week, US Air Force radars detected "signs of orbital distress" after the destruction of the satellite last Thursday, which is likely to result in pieces of debris showering the earth.
The test shows that the Chinese could soon have the capability to destroy the array of commercial satellites operated by the US, Europe, Israel, Russia and Japan.
Testifying before Congress last week, Lt Gen Michael Maples, head of the US Defence Intelligence Agency, warned that "Russia and China continue to be the primary states of concern regarding military space and counter-space programmes".
Other countries, he said, "continue to develop capabilities that have the potential to threaten US space assets, and some have already deployed systems with inherent anti-satellite capabilities, such as satellite-tracking laser range-finding devices and nuclear-armed ballistic missiles".
Beijing and Moscow have both denied seeking space weapons and have called for an international ban on "weaponising space".
In 2004, the US Air Force established the 76th Space Control Squadron, which is capable of using ground-operated electronic jamming devices and missiles to disable foreign satellites.
Last year, the Bush administration unveiled the first new National Space Policy in 10 years.
Robert Joseph, under--secretary for arms control and international security at the State Department, said at the time: "The policy is designed to ensure that our space capabilities are protected in a time of increasing challenges and threats.
"This is imperative because space capabilities are vital to our national security and economic wellbeing."
A Foreign Office spokesman said last night that the Government had raised the issue with China and was asking why the test had been carried out.
We need to start up our SDI systems that Reagan was pushing. It just shows the more time passes the wiser President Reagan was.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday morning MSNBC was worried that '24' is propaganda for the Bush Administration. Funny they don't seam to care about the propaganda from the new york times, cnn, or al zazerra.
Even though '24' is entertainment there are some valid points. The shows president giving surveillance protocol to a terrorist that is going to sell out another terrorist, blows up in his face. A reminder from real life about dealing with monsters that tookie williams that they were trying to commute his sentence a year ago was famous for killing those who just handed over there wallet.
Then there's the whole sale round of muslims in the show, if the terrorists attacks were that vicious I would have little or no problems with it if we sealed the borders with it. I will grant you I don't think there is such a thing as a good muslim that believes the Koran that doesn't want to destroy the west. There are several problems with this idea, liberals hate Christians more than those that would kill themselves to kill them. The show mentioned that most historians think that the rounding up of Japanese Americans was a mistake, well there are two problems with that
- There were several Japanese American that were spying for Japan before and during the war. There was a basis for it.
- Historians generally ignore the fact that fdr, a self-proclaimed socialist, also rounded up German Americans and Italians.
Again '24' is just a show, but if public education was really worth the money we waste on it, they would tell the truth about the detention centers during WWII. While there was a whole sale injustice that occurred during WWII by rounding up law abiding citizens we were at war there was some validity for what was done.
The nuke that was exploded, does anyone really doubt that the monsters want to kill as many Americans and Israelis as they can. That Iranian president is trying to get a nuke and will attempt to destroy Israel as soon as he gets a few.
Propaganda for Bush. No there are things that Bush has done that are weak kneed including not hitting Iraq hard enough and not taking out Iran when we could have. For a media that pushed the "west wing" and that lame commander in chief or whatever the heck that Geena Davis program was-wasn't propaganda for the liberal agenda. The disparagement of conservatives on "er" or the "Law and Order" program are hoisted as important social commentary but some how the p-word is no where to be found.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Stole this from Comedy Central website but this is incredibly illustrative of how the marxists see the populace:
A man wearing a Democratic pin walks into a bar and sees a picture of President Bush hanging behind the bartender. He calls the bartender over and says, "You should take that picture down. George Bush is a blight upon this nation. He should be impeached." The bartender, a life-long Republican, is completely offended. "Why you liberal piece of garbage. How dare you come into my bar and tell me how to run my business!" "Listen, I'm the customer, so I'm always right." the man says. "That picture offends me, so I want you to take it down." "That tears it," the bartender says, "How would you like it if I came into your bar and told you what to do?" "Well, you'd be the customer, so you'd be right," the man says. "Fine, then let's switch places," the bartender says. So, they do. The man takes the bartender's place behind the bar, and the bartender walks outside, waits a moment, and then comes back inside. The bartender sits at the bar and says to the bar, "You should take that pin off. The Democrats are destroying our country with their liberal agenda." "Sorry," the man says, "but we don't serve Republicans here."
Friday, January 12, 2007
We could have won this war with in six months if it wasn't for the wusses in this country. The problem is we haven't killed enough bad guys. As I said in my previous post, as well as other numerous times: your enemy has got to be more afraid of you than of dying.
What we should have done the second we realized that Iran and Syria was sending monsters accross the border we should have started a bombing campaign of which would make Dresden look like a wienie roast. The problem is the marxists in this nation have made us walk a tight rope instead of actually doing what needs to be done.
We can win this war, the key is to kill the enemy and not whine about the deaths we cause. I'm not opposed to going nuclear against the monsters, shoot we may have to. There again, we need our enemy to be more afraid of us than dying. All the guys that have come home I've talked to have told me that we are doing a good job over there, but to actually be able to be efficient at their job they almost have to raise their hand the way you do in grade school. There are no short cuts, you can't make monsters love you, you can't expect them respect you if agonize on killing them when they are more than willing to fight like they are stuck in the 7th Century.
Remember they are more than willing to kill themselves to kill you.
p.s. It's negative 8 degrees Fahrenheit. When are we going to get that global warming again?
Thursday, January 11, 2007
First off, I still think we should have gone into Iraq, I've posted my reasons earlier and the reasons are still valid.
Since the marxists in congress want to cut and run, leaving millions to be slaughtered like we did after viet nam (one of the issues I have with President Ford) for the sake of arguement what do we gain if we run? If anything the mistake we made in Iraq was that we tried to make our enemy love us. Machevelli said it is better to be feared than loved, a fatal mistake in US policy since Korea.
Our exit stradegy should be victory. What is victory you may ask? It is where our enemy gives up because they are convinced they can't win because we will do what it takes to win. The marxists in the media focus on what happened at Abu Grahib, instead of what the monsters did to Nick Berg, to a nun, to women that have been raped. It is as if the marxists want us to loose this struggle with monsters that are more than willing to kill themselves to kill all of us. I don't know why they don't support this country, but they sure as nancy pelosi is possessed don't.
I'm still sickened that we didn't go back in when saddam gassed the Kurds in 1991. I will be honest I think Herbert Walker will answer for that someday. So, I ask those that disagree with the war, what should we do? Can you live with the thought that we will leave those in Iraq who tried to help us to be slaughtered by the monsters like we did after viet nam and after the first Gulf War?
Sunday, January 07, 2007
You know liberals are liars when they are inconsistent. They claim that there is a right to privacy. Well, there is no specific right to privacy in the constitution, at least until SCOTUS decided create law from the bench with Roe v. Wade.
Now the constitution promises equal protection under the law, it is THE bedrock principle of the Republic.
The South Dakota Legislature has rightly decided that the names of those that are practicing an enumerated constitutional right the names need to be concealed from the public.
Enter Sioux Falls' Bastion of liberalism the argus leader. They decided that they should publish the names of people that have concealed weapons permits in South Dakota. They wouldn't think of publishing names of women that had abortions (rightfully so) because of the woman's right to privacy but the will fight tooth and nail to protect them, or would protect a source that would harm our nation's security, but those that carry a legal item as to protect themselves from criminals they have no problem Blasting that over their website.
Remember we have equal protection under the law and we have the right to privacy. It's a shame those that try to tell us that they look out for the little guy, turn around and kick him.
And people wonder why I detest liberals.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
The Guardian reported that it violates the rights of criminals to release the image of a rapists.
There comes a point when we have to remember that society has the right to life and liberty. A criminal violates that right when they attempt to take that life and should not be afforded the same rights as a citizen. That is why when a person has a felony they can no longer vote, live where they want to, and if they are a sex offender have to register. In this country if you are a felon you cease to be an American for all intensive reasons.
Not to release the image of a suspected rapist only makes society more vulnerable and actually just hands over the body politic to the criminal, especially if they are disarmed and are unable to protect themselves.
Criminals should fear the law abiding, not the other way around.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico.According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11 p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat.
The Border Patrol will not say whether shots were fired. However, no Guardsmen were injured in the incident.The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area. The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico.
This is will get worse if you don't deal with criminals harshly. We are stuck with the illegal immigrant problem because the RINOs refused to do anything about it, now with the marxists in charge it's going to do even worse.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfit sit for every noble enterprize, every expanded prospect. "
-- James Madison (letter to William Bradford, 1 April 1774)Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (9)
Monday, January 01, 2007
There's a report that American officials were questioning the wisdom the speediness of the execution of the butcher of Baghdad. It was furthered by the constitutional bonds and muslim rites dictate.
So what? The man needed killing, it was an execution by nature it isn't supposed to be "dignafied" because it is supposed to breed fear in the hearts of monsters. MY WORD!! If our fore fathers knew what we have become they would have never throw the tea into the harbor. They would have never ventured into the frontier, there are things that need doing, no matter how unpleasant a pansy takes. In this country we take to long to kill our home grown monsters thus causing the victim's families suffering to increase to levels that are unnecessary, all because we must try to rehabilitate the poor helpless monster. Time wouldn't have changed sadam, after the appeal if he would have lingered it would have strengthened his position making the Iraqi government look weak. By being swift it shows strength. With all the taxes we pay as Americans you would think that all American officials could get a taxpayer supplied copy of Machiavelli's Prince, and the Art of War.
Weakness in the eyes of the enemy we face only causes more violence aimed at us. If we want to win, we have to hit hard and not whine about hurting anyone. It's either death or victory there is no middle ground with a group of people that WILL kill themselves to kill you. But I guess that's what you get with public education.