Friday, March 31, 2006

Quote of the Week

My first Quote of the Week has to go to blogger/commentator The Ace who, in the comments section of a post written at about illegal immigrants protesting with Mexican flags, asked THE question: "If Mexico is so great, why are you here?"

It would be great bumper sticker material if not for the car damage that sticker might cause. Thanks, Ace, for having the courage to ask the question we all would like to ask.

That concludes our Quote of the Week.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Still Enslaved

A friend sent this to me via e-mail. It's a statement that was apparently read on a NYC radio show. She wrote:
The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that Blacks don't read. Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on. Please Note: For those of you who heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading this morning on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn't hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it.

Here is the article:

THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS.

Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, "The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book." We now live in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all.

GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing. They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, And they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them "Status" or that they have achieved their Dream. They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities. With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn't want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They'll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.

SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A "Talented Tenth" he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some "form" of success. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn't read that the "Talented Tenth" was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance. When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community. They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM) They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are "helping" their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels.

By the way, don't worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, 'THEY DON'T READ!!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Solution to the Illegal Immigration Debate

I don't know why Republicans are acting so gutless on illegal immigration. Maybe it's shades of California Gov. Pete Wilson's support for Prop. 187 (passed overwhemingly by California voters, by the way) which denied state services to illegal aliens. Since that time, Republicans have lost control of the state government because the issue was highly demogogued by the left at the time.

But times have changed since the early 1990's. There are millions more illegal immigrants here since that time. And Americans have grown increasingly more restless since then, too. If the Republicans want to get control (and an upperhand over the Democrats) on this issue, is here is what should be done:

1) Stop talking about a "comprehensive solution." That phrase sounds like "comprehensive amnesty" to most of us. Start talking about "border security" because that's really what we're talking about here.

2) Focus on border control and border enforcement. Promote the portions of the Senate/House bills that stress enforcing immigration laws. Let's start with the laws that are already on the books. I also LIKE the border fence idea. Increasing border patrol agents and technology to stop the illegal flow of immigrants is another great idea. These things alone would greatly reduce the flow of illegals into this country.

3) Put the "comprehensive" part of the solution on hold. Trafficking in illegal immigration is ILLEGAL. That should include wittingly (or unwittingly) hiring illegals to work for you. But the "how" of handling the illegals who are already in this country should be postponed. It is far more important to "stop the bleeding" at the border now. As Lou Dobbs says, "You cannot have immigration reform without immigration control."

What are your thoughts? Do you have any suggestions for how we can win this debate?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I Actually Agree With Lou Dobbs

I'd like to take this time to apologize to CNN business news anchor Lou Dobbs. I've always thought he was kind of a pompus airbag. But, he, ahead of nearly everyone else, has been talking about the illegal immigration issue for years. As it turns out, he's been right about the problems of illegal immigration; it's negative effect on our welfare system and our security.

This morning I watched Lou Dobbs in an interview on the Today show debating a senior advisor from the Council of La Raza, a pro-Hispanic organization. He's was articulate and made strong arguments against what the weasles in the U.S. Senate are trying to pass off as immigration reform. He said immigration reform wasn't possible without immigration control. And, of course, the La Raza representative didn't quite see it that way. Even the Today show guest host, Campbell Brown, seemed to side with those that seek a sort of amnesty for illegals. It was sad, but predictable, to see the drive-by-media NOT get it again.

So, keep fighting the good fight, Mr. Dobbs. In this debate, you have a new soldier on your side. And I am proud to stand with you.

Monday, March 27, 2006

It's Time for Some Tough Love on Immigration

Today on TV, I watched high school and college students protest the "right" of illegal aliens to remain in this country. They were cutting class to show the solidarity to the illegals. They attempted to disrupt traffic and cause a little mayhem during their "peaceful protests."

Now, as a parent, if my child ever did something like this, showing an absolute disrespect and ignorance for our country, I would make sure that was the LAST time he or she ever did anything like that.

If I were the principle of the high schools where these teens came from, I would make them all do detention on Saturdays for the next two weeks. Talk about ungrateful little jerks!

I, for one, am amazed that thousands of illegals had the audacity to protest openly for these so-called rights they want. And to do it while waving Mexican flags was so incredibly sickening I had to stop watching.

It's time our government grew a pair and put illegals, and those who support them on notice. YOU DO NOT HAVE A "RIGHT" TO BE IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT PERMISSION! It's time we build a fence on the border, place national guard troops there, and tell those here legally they have a limited time to register as foreign workers, pay a fine, and get in the back of the citizenship line. It's also long past time for us to put Mexico on notice that we will no longer tolerate their assistance to illegals on how to avoid our laws.

It's time for some tough love. Unfortunately, I don't see any prominent American politicians with the guts to make those moves.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

"Shoot the Messenger"...PLEASE!!

Since the firestorm, started by Laura Ingraham, about the media's obvious bias against the Iraq war. A majority of the drive-by media (DBM), interestingly enough, has stared a new meme to defend themselves. Their "don't shoot the messenger" line is meant to defend them against attacks about their Iraq coverage and it's insistently negative tone.

But, this is a rather lame excuse for bad reporting. In fact, even Don Imus, talking to NBC reporter Richard Engel (reporting from Iraq) asked "Why don't we ever hear about anything good coming out of there?" Engel's answer was that they did report on last year's free elections and Saddam statue falling. That's the best, most recent reference he could come up with? Of course you have to cover those stories! Like I said before, LAME.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Laura Ingraham ROCKS!!

Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham appeared on the Today Show yesterday and David Gregory never knew what hit him. She chastised the media for ALWAYS showing only the bad things that are going on in Iraq without ever looking at the broader scope of the positive effects of living in freedom. If you'd like to see the video, check this.

This one appearance has set the media back on its heels and in full "circle the wagons" mode. They're claiming they aren't bias. They're claiming they aren't trying to "spin" the news from Iraq negatively. If that's true, then why do nearly ALL of them have the same spin on every story from Iraq?

I applaud Laura for starting this dialogue that's been LONG overdue. It's time for the Drive-by Media to understand that we are sick and tired of them thinking we're too dumb to figure out their bias. What scares the media most, though, is they're starting to see that we aren't buying it anymore.

The President's News Conference

President Bush held a news conference today at 10am EST. It's ashame he didn't hold this event at night, after 6pm, because he gave the White House press corps a much needed and long overdue SPANKIN'. If you like to catch video of it, Ian, at has it for you in all its glory.

The Washington press corps, in particular those covering the White House have made up their minds that they HATE President Bush. So, as has been noted, everything his administration does MUST be shown in the most negative light possible.

Ya know, it's a good thing the president isn't as dumb as they think he is. If he were, it would be a a shame for these "intellectual elists" to be getting the figurative butts kicked by a dumb ol' barbeque jockey.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Big Bang in the Blink of an Eye

This story from USA Today discussed how scientists are ecstatic with their findings that the "Big Bang" probably happened "in the blink of an eye." Sadly, there seems to be no curiosity towards Who blinked that eye in the first place. The question of who even lit the fuse that started the Big Bang is also not asked. Here's a tip, Poindexter: check a bible for reference material. Look under Genesis. Hope that helps.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Drive-By Media

I heard this term on a very popular daytime talk radio program recently. Of all the terms I've heard for the so-called main-stream media (MSM), this new one, Drive-by Media (DBM), coined by Rush Limbaugh seems the most apt.

For instance, does anyone remember the U.A.E. Dubai ports story? Not if you're watching the regular news and cable shows. You hardly hear anything about it now. Proof in and of itself as to how incredibly distorted and demagogued that story was. The DBM just drove by us, stopped, spraying a hail of bullets (figuratively) about Arabs taking over control of our ports, left a bunch of people screaming and yelling, and then the DBM drove off.

The same thing has been happening for years with the Iraq story. They drive by, rat-a-tat-tat about how many people were blown up; shot, or how many soldiers were killed, and then they drive away. How many of you know that most of the violence in Iraq is centered around a small area of the Sunni triangle, mostly around and on the outskirts of Baghdad? How many of you know that northern and southern Iraq (especially northern) are experiencing a great deal of economic growth? Well, you wouldn't if you get most of your news from the DBM.

Here's something a little closer to home. How many of you knew that, for the past two years, over 5 million new jobs have been created in this economy? That the unemployment rate is 4.7%? Or that stocks closed up today at their highest level in five years? If you did know, you probably didn't hear it from the DBM.

Their latest drive-by is about President Bush's poll numbers. They shout about how the numbers show he's "At his lowest level yet in the polls" and are wondering if this means his presidency is over. Has the president has already achieved "Lame Duck" status? Not likely. But you wouldn't know that if you watch the DBM. Polls go up and down because events change rapidly in politics. But, somehow, I doubt you'll hear a week's worth of news and numerous stories about the president's poll numbers when they inevitably go up.

When dealing with the Drive-by Media in the future, don't go into Dubai-ports-mode anymore. They have become the televised National Enquirer and should garner the same amount of attention and respect (or lack there of). Only ask yourself one question when watching the DBM from now on. "Wow! What if that were true?" Then, move on to a more reliable source of news to get the facts. Like, say, the internet blogosphere or talk radio.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

2008 GOP Presidential Primary

Who do you think will be the Republican and Democrat presidential nominees for 2008? Who should NOT be? Pick as many candidates as you like. Notice: Only mention politicians who are interested in running. So, no Condi Rice and Jeb Bush aren't choices...although you can write them (or someone else) in if you must.

2008 Presidential Follies

Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) called for the official censure of President Bush for NSA spy program. Feingold, a 2008 Democratic presidential prospect didn't really expect this to go stunt to go anywhere. In fact, he was surprised when Majority Leader Sen. Bill Frist (R-Ten.), a Republican presidential prospect, agreed to bring the issue to a floor vote. Guess what? The Democrats blocked the vote. Surprise surprise.

If you're wondering why Washington, D.C. seems so screwed up these days it's because of this type of stuff. You have 100 senators and most of them think they should president. Add to that, some of these people are running for president right now. So, naturally, we can expect all kinds of political stunts from both sides until, say, November 2008.

You know, maybe we should demand that Congress pass a law that no one can start to run for presidet until May of that election year. This would give all of us, including us political junkies, a much needed break from all this silliness.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

George [C]Looney and Oscar Night

You know there's something wrong when "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp" wins Best Song at the Oscars. And so it was at this years Oscars, the lowest rated televised Oscar event ever. American viewers didn't even bother to tune in to see who was wearing what on the red carpet.

In his acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actor in Syrianna, Clooney said that he was "proud to be out of touch" and proud to be "apart of this academy" that's out of touch as well. It's sad that talented actors become so delusional with their self-importance that they begin to believe we actually care what they think about real issues. Let me help you out, George. You're an actor. JUST an actor. We don't care what you think about geopolitical issues. To put it bluntly, most of you guys aren't that bright. So, do us a favor. Instead of making crappy movies pushing liberal subject matters that most of us don't care about, here's an idea...MAKE SOMETHING WE WANT TO WATCH!!

Alas, today's Hollywood isn't what it used to be in the 1940s...PRO-American.

Friday, March 10, 2006

My Apologies

First, I would like to apologize for my lack of postings for awhile now. I was in the middle of studying for and completing my FINAL college finals before graduation. After that, my computer developed a glitch that caused it to turn off inadvertently while I was online. As you can imagine, this made it tough to post anything until that issue was resolved.

Despite this, I should've posted something that would have let you know about the problem sooner. So, again, my apologies. I will be posting soon on recent events shortly. Right now, I have a few errands to take care of but I DO look forward to talking to you soon.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Katrina Craziness Continues

It appears there's a video of President Bush being briefed on how bad Katrina could get. Is that news somehow? I'm sure he spoke to his advisers before the storm hit the Gulf and was told things could get pretty bad. But, for some reason, the news media is releasing this information as though it's brand new news. I'm not sure why it would be. We already know the federal response was no where near where it should have been.

But, we also know that the city and state responses were, in a word, PATHETIC. Mayor Ray "chocolate city" Nagin and Gov. Kathleen "the levees were not breached" Blanco are exhibits A and B of absolute cluelessness at the local and state level. They both had warnings five days before Katrina hit that the storm was headed their way. They did nothing. They were advised, by the federal government, to initiate mandatory evacuations 48 hours BEFORE landfall. They didn't do so until 19 hours before. Not to mention Mayor Nagin had 1000 buses available to use for transport and did not use them. He also instructed people to go to the Superdome, but provided no food, water, or other amenities for the thousands of people who went there.

I suppose, based on the media reporting, President Bush should have stopped this from happening. But he's only the president. He's not a mayor or governor who should have been the first responders to this disaster.

The federal response to Katrina was absolutely inadequate. But the state and local response bordered on incompetence almost to the point of criminal negligence.