Friday, March 30, 2007

"Let the American youth never forget,
that they possess a noble inheritance,
bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if
wisely improved, and faithfully guarded,
of transmitting to their latest posterity
all the substantial blessings of life, the
peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property,
religion, and independence."



-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.

"Let the American youth never forget,
that they possess a noble inheritance,
bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if
wisely improved, and faithfully guarded,
of transmitting to their latest posterity
all the substantial blessings of life, the
peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property,
religion, and independence."



-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 718.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

NORTH DAKOTA IS IN GUINESS!!








BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ It's been confirmed by the folks at Guinness World Records. North Dakota officially holds the mark for the most snow angels made all at once -- in one place.
State Historical Society curator Marilyn Snyder got the official certificate from Guinness today. She says she was surprised to get it so soon.
The event was held on the state Capitol grounds on February 17th. A total of eight-thousand-962 people got down in the snow and flapped their arms and legs.
Snyder says when North Dakota set the first record for snow angels in 2002 -- it took several months for the Guinness people to confirm it.
The record was broken last year by students from Michigan Technical University. North Dakota wasn't to be outdone -- so Snyder organized another record attempt. And it drew almost nine thousand people.
Today the North Dakota Senate approved a resolution to celebrate the achievement. Bismarck Senator Dick Dever (DEH'-vur) says the resolution names North Dakota as the snow angel capital of the world.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I love paying for education...especially when they don't exist

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some school districts have falsified documents about school rosters.

I AM JOHN DOE ALSO

I am ripping this from Hot Air for obivious reasons. The reason they did this at an air port is because no one is armed. They start acting that way in a state with concealled carry, well I'll let you figure it out. They were acting suspicious. I know air lines prevent alckies and other threats to fly, so when people are acting the way these muslims were. They should have been pulled off.


So in order that no one is mistaken about my view:

I AM JOHN DOE!!!!!

Chief's Medal
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Senators from North Dakota and South Dakota say the man known as ``Chief'' should not have to wait so long for the military's highest honor.
They've introduced legislation to award the Medal of Honor to Woodrow Wilson Keeble, who died in 1982.
He was a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe who fought in World War Two and the Korean War, and is credited with saving the lives of his colleagues.
Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad say the Pentagon has told them the deadline expired for the president to award the Medal of Honor to Keeble without specific authorization from Congress.
They say their bill, cosponsored by South Dakota Senators Tim Johnson and John Thune, would make it clear that the president has the authority to approve the medal for Keeble. He would be the first Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.

DC's Gun Dragnet

As we all know an aide of Senator Jim Webb-D was caught with a pistol and two magazines entering a Federal Building. There are so many ways to go with this let's start with the basics. Congress members can carry into Congress. While it is wrong that they can get away with something that the populace can't it is also COMPLETELY unconstitutional. There is a reason a comma comes right after the necessity for security, it is for a check and balance between the populace and the government.

This being said, it is fully understandable how an aide could have the Senators firearm. VIP's have a tendency to hand over items to aides to secure, if he would have headed over the office later.

IF it was a mistake just treat it like a mistake.

I don't necessarily see it as abuse of power, but I do see it as wrong not to allow the citizenry protect itself from criminals that members of congress will never come in contact with, well the exceptions being cynthia mckinny and william jefferson.

I want to know what is gained to pull out.

If we run away like little school girls (or jon edwards) what do we gain? Is Iran really going to leave Iraq alone? Where hasn't the Iraqi's moved forward? Didn't they vote twice with the threat of death over there heads?

I have posted numerous times where we have been in the proverbial quagmire from the time of the creation of this nation through Viet Nam. This is war, nothing is ever smooth. We are fighting at least three nations and several other muslim terrorist groups.

Sadam was funding terrorism in Israel, something that President Bush said would trigger a fight. He slaughtered millions, he gassed his own people (WMD's), and by being in Iraq if we weren't trying to keep the marxists in this country happy and let our guys kill the bad guys it gave us access into Iran and Syria. Before we went into Iraq, the media complained about how Saudi Arabia really wasn't our friend, and we needed a base of operation in the area. Thanks to the commies complaining about what a handful of soldiers did at Abu Grahib for more than a year, doing things that don't even come close to what our enemy does to their own women, let alone their prisoners we aren't going to do what we need to in Iran.

I will again admit I would have hit Iraq harder than we did. We failed to heed Machiavelli's admonition that it's better to be feared than loved. When we try to be loved that is when our enemies see us as the weakest.


So I ask those that want us to leave what are we going to gain?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

You know your paying your CEO too much when....

The power company can't pay it's own electric bill.

Failed Cable Causes Bismarck Outage
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
(Dave Thompson, Prairie Public)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Montana-Dakota Utilities says a failed underground cable caused a power outage in Bismarck this morning.
M-D-U says the outage happened about 4:30 this morning leaving several hundred people without power. It was restored about three hours later.
One of the businesses without power was the Ramkota Hotel, where M-D-U is holding its annual meeting today.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
(Dave Thompson, Prairie Public)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Montana-Dakota Utilities says a failed underground cable caused a power outage in Bismarck this morning.
M-D-U says the outage happened about 4:30 this morning leaving several hundred people without power. It was restored about three hours later.
One of the businesses without power was the Ramkota Hotel, where M-D-U is holding its annual meeting today.


Ok so it's just an ironic story, but the sheer thought that MDU's meeting was without power for a while is pretty funny

Monday, March 26, 2007

"Statesmen by dear Sir, may plan and speculate
for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone,
which can establish the Principles upon which
Freedom can securely stand....The only foundation
of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this
cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure,
than they have it now, They may change their
Rulers, and the forms of Government,
but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty."



-- John Adams (letter to Zabdiel Adams, 21 June 1776)Reference: Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, pg. 371.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thinking Award






Ron Simpson nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award.

Being tagged into this meme there are three rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

  1. Lone Ranger, his blog is one of the few that I read daily. His and Tonto's posts are funny and informative.
  2. Lores Rizkalla at Just A Woman, doesn't have the ordinary news coverage. A conservative woman that I would consider voting for President some day.
  3. Michael Bane. He is a gun writer that has a show on the Outdoor Network. His blog focuses mainly on Second Amendment issues but is varied on a day to day basis
  4. Fetzer Files. He is an aid to a State Senator in MI. His interests vary from politics to sports.
  5. Tony Miles at Don't Call me Veronica, is a man of faith. He is entertaining and thought provoking.

The idea for this comes from here.

Friday, March 23, 2007

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be
purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what
course others may take, but as for me, give
me liberty or give me death!"



-- Patrick Henry (Speech to the Virginia Convention, 23 March 1775)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I'm paying for what?!

As I have stated previously, I despise public education. If for no other reason than I hate paying taxes for some snot-nosed kid being taught more about sex than what I know.

With as much funding we pour into the Department of Education we should have a 90% literacy rate, but in the Nation's capitol we can't get a third to read. This is just obscene. Here's a thought, slash education funding. It will force school districts to cut unnecessary programs and worthless teachers (including teachers that allow sixth graders to have sex in front of other students.) It isn't like we are teaching citizenship, because you break the rules and get suspended then you sue.

I will admit when I was in school I didn't believe in a dress code, that changed when I became a tax payer and realized that little Johnny maybe having sex but can't read the constitution I changed my perspective. If I'm paying for these little pests they have to live up to our expectation, shoot teachers and administrators MUST live up to what they are espousing, keeping felons away from our kids. But I guess I should know by now this is what I should expect from a government organization.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Where do I go to sign up for the vast Right wing conspiracy?

Since Mrs. bill clinton claims there is a right wing conspiracy why are there RINOs? Why did the Republicans start acting like Senator Edwards (See Ann Coulter) when we had power? Why didn't we get social security either fixed or abolished?

I would ask if she inhaled but she's wound way to tight. It's could be crystal meth because that is what makes people really paranoid.

Friday, March 16, 2007

This makes me feel like a Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder


The Post Office is going to introduce a couple hundred mailboxes that are decked out like R2-D2 so as to promote the introduction of a new stamp on March 28th. I generally try to not promote things that are going to cost us tax payers unnecessarily, but it would be fun to get a picture of one.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon
see a change intheir manners. St. Monday and
St. Tuesday, will soon cease tobe holidays. Six
days shalt thou labor, though one of the old
commandments long treated as out of date, will
again be looked upon as a respectable precept;
industry will increase, and withit plenty among
the lower people; their circumstances will mend,
and more will be done for their happiness by inuring
them to provide for themselves, than could be
done by dividing all yourestates among them."

-- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Collinson, 9 May 1753)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thermopoylae's 300 Spartans

After the success of the movie 300 this past weekend, a question should be asked, Do the American Population really think that we should cut and run in Iraq.

The battle of Thermopylae was where 300 Spartans held off thousands of Persians. They ALL sacrificed themselves in a 'quagmire' so as to give their fellow Greeks a chance to regroup and later defeat the Persians.

The success tells me that there are is a significant contingent of our citizens that believes that there comes a time to stand and fight, even in the view of over-whelming odds or things weren't going well.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Subject: THE REPUBLICAN FISHERMAN

As I have stole this from one of the websites I visit, well you'll get the point.

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude. She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican." "I am," replied the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me." The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat." "I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem . You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

Thursday, March 08, 2007


We need to teach civics in this country again.

There is something wrong when a juror that votes to convict someone wants a pardon. A juror in the Lewis Libby case is calling for a pardon for Vice-President Cheney's aid. A pardon wipes out the crime.

If this juror wants a pardon, which makes the conviction she voted for as if it has never existed. Then why in the world would a thinking, logical adult vote for a conviction?

Dang public education.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

So bad guys are going to spend $5000 for a .50 BMG Rifle?

I'm not a great rifle shot, Heck I have a hard time hitting anything beyond 25 yards with my Peacemaker, but I would like to get a Barret's Rifle, just because. We Americans by our nature want bigger and better everything. There is a reason only the marxists in this nation drive Priuses and other sissy cars they drive in Europe.

Now New Jersey wants to do what California has done and ban .50 caliber weapons. There are several problems with the concept that the article purports.

  1. Especially with a black market a gun seller is not going to loose money. Tell me one businessman that is in business to loose money. Even assuming it is a stolen weapon, a bad guy isn't going to sell a $5,000 rifle for under a $1,000.
  2. The .50 BMG rifles weigh around 50 lbs.
  3. They are so unwieldy that to rob a bank it's impossible to slide under a trench coat to stick up a bank, or for a mugger that will only get $40 from a victim.
  4. The amount of leading of a shot that it would take to bring down a jet defeats the lethality of the rifle.
  5. It's obvious that politicians in New Jersey have no knowledge about firearms, which makes any policy that they may devise a dangerous one for freedom.
  6. The Founders intended military style weapons in the hands of the populace. (The muskets that our founders used were upwards of .67 Caliber.)
  7. "To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason
  8. The bill doesn't allow for the Smith and Wesson 500, a pistol that was designed for hunting bears. I've fired this pistol once, it is a fun pistol, it is to unwieldy for concealed carry for us good guys, a bad guy sure as anything isn't going to pay around a grand if he's sticking up people.
  9. There are long range shooting competitions that go back to the 19th century that people are using a .50 Caliber rifle.
  10. Bad guys aren't going to spend anywhere from $3-$9 per round.

This idea of banning a gun because of some mayhem that there is no evidence have ever occurring in the nation is, not only closed minded, but violates the people of New Jersey the right to choose their particular firearm, not that Easterners don't want to treat the citizenry like subjects.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

So if this is true, why should we believe in global warming? Hint: we shouldn't

With constant weather forecasts on TV and the Internet and all the precise storm totals that are reported, you might think scientists had a firm grasp of how much rain and snow falls around the planet. And you'd be wrong.

"It's amazing how much we don't know about global patterns of rain and snow," said Walt Petersen, an atmospheric scientist with the National Space Science and Technology Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Meteorologists don't know how much snow falls each day and where it lands. They also don't know how much rain comes down, nor how much is heavy downpours versus light drizzles.
"These are just a few of the outstanding questions," Petersen said.
The World's Weirdest Weather
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News News Photos Images Web' name=c3> NASA promises a greater understand with future observations from space. The agency recently funded some five dozen proposals to figure out how best to improve these measurements, according to a statement released this week. Peterson is among those whose been funded to work on the task.
"Snow is a huge problem," Petersen said. While rain involves simple droplets of liquid, whose volume can be estimated by radar,
snowflakes come in an infinite variety of shapes and densities (though the old adage about no two flakes being alike might not be fully accurate). The intricate crystals that make up a snowflake reflect radar in all sorts of crazy ways. "The amounts of air and ice can vary quite a bit from snowflake to snowflake," he said.
"Further, snowflakes also rime and melt. This means you can also have water on the surface--another complication."
Snow totals are accurate, therefore, only in spots where it's measured with a stick in the ground.
How Weather Changed History
Better snowfall estimates are needed because snow brings water out of the atmosphere, drying out the air and changing the physics up there. Plus, snow on the ground reflect sunlight back to space and cools the planet.
In 2013, NASA plans to launch a new radar instrument on the Global Precipitation Mission satellite (GPM). The satellite will be the first to measure precipitation beyond the tropics as its orbit will go almost over the
Arctic Circle.
The GPM will be able to detect drizzle that current satellites cannot. Lasting sometimes for days in drab locales, drizzle can move large amounts of water from the atmosphere.
"It's all water," Petersen says of drizzle, snow and all the other forms of precipitation. "We've got to keep track of it in every form to truly understand the climate of Earth."

Doesn't anyone Read '1984' Anymore

The Times UK on-line has leaked plan for English kids to get fingerprinted for ID's. There's part of me that it shocked and yet this is exactly what the marxists in every country want to do to track people. So much from learning lessons from the Holocaust. There is only so much commenting people can do about governmental control...The United Kingdom is getting the government they deserve. We need to be diligent against that kind of idiocy here.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Since Al Gore invented the internet, does that mean he has Al Queda ties?

As reported on Drudge:

TOP U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICER FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SAYS INTERNET IS TERRORISTS' BIGGEST RECRUITING TOOL Fri Mar 2 2007 14:11:05 ET America's top intelligence officer overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan says terrorists have made the Internet their most important recruiting tool. Brig. Gen. John Custer tells Scott Pelley that terrorist groups like Al Qaeda are influencing Islamic youth to join their cause through Websites devoted to jihad, or religious war. Pelley's report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 4 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network."I see 16, 17-yr.-olds who have been indoctrinated on the Internet turn up on the battlefield. We capture them, we kill them every day in Iraq, in Afghanistan,"says Custer. "Without a doubt, the Internet is the single-most important venue for the radicalization of Islamic youth," he tells Pelley.Potential recruits can be lured to sites that offer news or information that contain links to other sites featuring violence against people the terrorists say are enemies of Islam. Those sites often show American soldiers being killed and military vehicles blown up, as well as journalists and contractors being murdered or shown in captivity. Custer says the sites can convince potential recruits that American soldiers are on the run. "It's a war of perceptionsÉ.They don't have to win on the tactical battlefield. They never will. No platoon has ever been defeated in Afghanistan or Iraq, but it doesn't matter."The sites also provide religious justification for waging a holy war and celebrate suicide bombers by showing their farewell videos and depicting them enshrined in heaven. Chat rooms and message boards also play a role, manipulating visitors with religious guilt. Ultimately, the terrorists are trying to hijack Islam says Stephen Ulph, an expert on militant Islam and a consultant to West Point from the Jamestown Foundation. "[The terrorists] say 'You're not a proper Muslim, nor are your parents.' Very important implication here. If your parents aren't proper Muslims and if the sheik of a mosque isn't a proper Muslim, What are you doing obeying them?" says Ulph.The Internet allows terrorists to use increasingly sophisticated methods, such as music videos distributed by media organizations, to reach more potential recruits with more effective messages. "Now they are able to distribute... anything they want anywhere they want. This is unheard of in history," says Ulph. "We're witnessing this ideological war on our own desktops."To Custer, it's the end of conventional war. "Can you imagine thousands of tanks on a battlefield now? I can't,"he tells Pelley. "It's a different type of warfare. It's a battle of perceptions and Al Qaeda understands it and America needs to understand it."

So this begs the question, "Is al gore responsible for 9/11?"

New York Is Banning Free Speech

New York has decided that the N-word needs to be banned. Personally, I have never used that word and never will. The closest I get to using profanity is calling someone a commie, but to ban a word because it offends someone while ignoring disparagement of others or applauding those "brave enough" to call for the death of our President or Vice President as great moments in Free Speech, or even how they refer to those of us that live in the Real America has an aire of disingeniousness. I've offended the Less Lemm by calling him a murder. Which I don't care you murder a family member I will remind the world of his crime and make him feel bad every chance I get until his death.

Shoot, when I had the misfortune working at a retail store I was daily offended by those using my God's name as a curse word, the f-word and all sorts of other profanities. Where I work now there is a guy that comes in intoxicated at times, and as those that have read this blog before know I despise alckies more than commies, but we can't ban alcohol this offends me. But what am I going to do complain, and violate other's rights to do what they legally can do? No, that's just ludicrous.

Free speech is free speech. While yes there is a limit to what can be said, the N-word is not yelling fire in a crowded theater either. This is no different than those who believe in global warming to silence those that have serious doubts (the same people that claimed dissent about the war and the President was the highest for of Patriotism by the way), or the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill silencing political speech.

In all honesty, I don't want to hear the N-word or the F-word or my God's name as a cuss word, but do we want a society where the government tells people what they can think and what they can say when it doesn't incite riots or panic just because it may assault someone's sensibilities. Fact of life number two people get offended and insulted every day, no matter how sensitive the speaker is. There comes a point when we all have to take a step back, take a breath, and let things slide. We should just sell New York back to the Iroquois

Thursday, March 01, 2007

"It is a principle incorporated into
the settled policy of America,
that as peace is better than war,
war is better than tribute."
--James Madison (letter to the Dey of Algiers, August 1816)

The Criminal Justice System should let us law abiding gun owners deal with this idiot

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A Fargo attorney accused of pointing a gun at a police officer has pleaded not guilty.
Forty-three-year-old Robert Merle Light pleaded not guilty yesterday to felony charges of reckless endangerment and terrorizing ... and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed firearm or dangerous weapon.
Police say they found Light parked outside his brother Steven Light's downtown law office, two hours after his brother reported that Light had threatened him.
Police say Light allowed police to search him, but retrieved the gun and said ``here it is'' when asked for identification.
Authorities say Light pointed the loaded and cocked gun less than 2 feet away from an officer's face.
Officers wrestled the gun away from Light and no one was injured in the December 15th incident. Light has been released on bail -- and a trial date has not been set.


I hope they throw the book at him if he's found guilty. Since the commies in congress are wanting to reinstate the "assault weapons ban" (as a side note the last AWB during the nineties no real assault weapons were banned, just the semi-auto version were limited. ANY federal firearms law is in direct violation of the constitution) any idiot that uses a firearm to commit a crime make the law abiding citizens look like criminals. Honestly, I don't know why the cops didn't just shoot the guy (other than no honest person really wants to kill anyone if they can avoid it.)