Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Men into Boys

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is considering dropping their bigoted  ban on homosexual scout leaders. A final  decision will be made in a week.
Guys who are attracted to guys going out on camping trips with teenagers--what could possibly go wrong?
We are awaiting the Girl Scouts to follow suit and drop their discriminatory policy of not allowing male scout leaders.

Monday, January 28, 2013

They're Baaaaaaack

The new illegal immigration Amnesty plan is back, courtesy of the usual suspects comprising the gang of 8. According to opinion polls, over 60% of Americans believe there should be a “path to citizenship.”
I am confused. How is it that immigrants become citizens? Are there not ceremonies where immigrants take a pledge to the United States and become citizens?
This new plan promises to bring aliens “out of the shadows” and put an end to the illegal immigration problem. Just one thing. If we aren’t enforcing the law now, what makes you think they will after this new Amnesty is passed?

In Government we trust

Senator Diane Feinstein resurrected her new, improved gun ban, by listing 158 specific guns, and banning more by description. Her last 10-year ban expired in 2004, and used three features to describe an “assault weapon.” The new legislation uses only one feature to make a gun dangerous, like a pistol grip or folding stock.
So a Ruger mini-14 is a good gun, while a Bushmaster AR-15 is a bad gun, although they fire the same bullet and have detachable magazines.
Once again, Government claims to offer protection--after the fact. Approved Government Airline safety was in place on September 11th that provided a false sense of security.
Although there were known vulnerabilities in airline/airport security, there were no adults in leadership positions to stop the murder of nearly 3,000. It was only the actions of passengers aboard UA Flight 93, who took matters into their own hands outside of Government direction that prevented further deaths to those on the ground.
And so it is with “School Safety.” President Obama said that our FIRST duty is to protect our children, and for this we will be judged. Yet, it is the Federal Government that passed the Gun Free School Zone Act of 1990, and amended in 1995, that schools became magnets for mass murderers.
1992, Lindhurst High School: 4 killed
1997, Heath High School: 3 killed
1998, Westside Middle School, 4 killed
1999, Columbine High School:  13 killed
2001, Santana High School: 13 wounded, 2 killed
2005, Minnesota school: 9 killed
2006, Amish school: 5 killed
2007, Virginia Tech: 31 killed
2008, Northern Illinois University: 5 killed
2010, University of Alabama: 3 killed
2012, Oikos University: 7 killed
2012, Sandy Hook Elementary school: 27 killed

Our sense of “safety” is only an illusion. School shootings are rare, so any school can declare themselves “safe” only because of the law of averages. That same government that has disarmed us for “public safety” have made schools vulnerable and helpless.
Will more shootings occur in these “gun-free zones”? You know the answer, and we have not even seen the worst of them. How many deaths of the innocent will we endure until we take meaningful action?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Punk'd Party

After being thoroughly routed by taxes and spending, the Republicans, led by Representative Paul Ryan have set upon a bold plan of “balancing” the Federal budget--in TEN YEARS. Although the Repubs insist that the “tax issue” has been settled, Dems confidently assert that any new budget plan will include “revenues”, ie. TAXES.
Just like the bully who says he will only steal your lunch money once, he will kep coming back until you stand up to him. The R’s are on the run.
Ryan also came up with an embarrassing gimmick of “withholding” congressional salary until the Senate passes a budget--something they have failed to do, in violation of law, for 4-years. Not only is this idea unconstitutional (Amendment XXVII: No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened,)
but the Senate will oblige and pass a budget with More spending, More tax increases, with No reduction in spending.
Once again the Republicans will be punked and humiliated.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

For the Children

I am furious that more than 13 years after the Columbine massacre we still haven’t taken ANY meaningful action to keep our children safe.
Today President Obama proposed four pieces of legislation and signed an “Executive Order” directing 23 actions. You can read the summary here:

I guess the NRA’s advice to put an armed guard in schools wasn’t so crazy after all, since
 item 18 is to “Provide incentives to schools to hire school resource officers.”
Lip service is always given to school security but nothing useful is ever done.

After a campus concealed-carry bill was defeated in Virginia, a Virginia Tech University spokesman expressed his approval, saying that “this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus."
A year later that sense of safety died along with 30 helpless residents of Virginia Tech.

At Sandy Hook Elementary school, Connecticut, a new safety policy was instituted to “ensure student safety”. That new policy ensured the death of 20 children.

Most schools have in place identical and meaningless safety policies.
Mass shootings occur exclusively in “gun-free zones”, and the killer has always been stopped by someone with a gun. At Pearl Mississippi High school, Assistant Principal Joel Myrick took a handgun out of his pickup truck to stop a murderer.
Critics point out that Columbine school had an armed guard, and yet that didn’t prevent the two shooters to murder 13. You know why the “armed guard” didn’t prevent the killings? Because he was in the parking lot eating his lunch!!
If you want to get rid of guns, fine; what will we do to protect the children until then?

We have experienced time and time again what doesn’t work.

When will we try what has been proven to work.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"It's my Party and I'll cry if I want to."

It has been said that Satan’s greatest trick is to convince people that he doesn’t exist.

I believe a politician’s greatest trick is to convince voters that all politicians are the same.
That was the Clinton defense during the impeachment scandal:
“ Hey, they all do it--he is no worse than the others”.

Last week I received a fundraising letter from the Republican National Committee.
It said
“We must support Republicans in Congress and block Barack Obama’s second term agenda of higher taxes, massive debt, and the full implementation of ObamaCare.”
“Barack Obama, Harry Reid and the Liberal Democrats have a very different vision. They seek an America of higher taxes, more regulation, greater dependency, and bigger government.”

Representative John Boehner, Senator Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama have just destroyed the Republican Party. As we know by now, everyone’s taxes went up this year, and the top tax rate was increased from 35 to 39 percent.
In return Republicans saw no reductions in spending, no lessening of regulations, and nor rollbacks of “ObamaCare.” In short, the Republicans have reinforced the opinion that there is “not a dime’s difference between the parties.”
In fact, I can’t think of a reason to donate money to the Republican National Committee.