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Quote of the Day 11/06/11

“The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no sins because all the sinners have been wiped out.” – Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Greetings once again from the West Texas Association Of Jingoistic Gun Owning Fossil Fuel Burning Angry Right Wing Conspirators.

SERIES:

Let me kick this off by telling you something which you probably have already guessed. I am a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team. I was very proud that they made it to the World Series. I was pulling for them all the way. However, if they did have to lose, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals was not as offensive as it would have been if they had lost to some other National League Team.

Growing up in Houston, Texas I can remember as a little boy going to minor league baseball games at Buff Stadium which was the home field of the Houston Buffaloes of the Texas League. The Texas League was comprised of teams from Texas, of course, but also had teams from Oklahoma and Louisiana.

The Houston Buffaloes (Buffs) were a minor league farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals. And many later Cardinal stars played a couple of years for Houston prior to moving up to St. Louis. So of course the Cards were our favorite major league team. Also when I was a young boy working for my Dad at his grocery store, one of my duties was to deliver groceries. I delivered groceries to one family who lived several blocks from my Dad’s store and since I could not ride a bicycle yet I pushed a grocery cart that distance to deliver groceries to those folks. The man of the house was a employed by the New York Yankee organization. They always brought stuff back from New York… like individual autographed pictures of the entire New York Yankee team. One time they brought me a Louisville Slugger bat which had the name of Dolph Camilli who played for the Yankees in the 40’s. I had tons of major league baseballs and other stuff. When I got to be a teen ager and just too cool for that kid stuff, I gave it away to other little kids in the neighborhood. Smart huh?

Anyway, I grew up as a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. So just behind the Astros and the Rangers, the Cards and the Yanks are my two favorite teams.

Although the Rangers lost the series, I thought that game 6 which was won by the Cards in the 11th inning, was the most exiting baseball game I have ever seen. I don’t care who you were pulling for, that was a hell of a baseball game.

Then of course, major league baseball showed their asses by the choices of the people chosen to sing the National Anthem. I personally hold the leagues responsible for such disrespect to our National Anthem. I did notice that during the 7th inning break when different people sang God Bless America that this was done as a general rule by someone who showed respect for our country.

When will these teams and leagues learn that the Star Spangled Banner is NOT a Hip-Hop; or Rap; or Blues; or Country and Western song to be butchered by some slug who is more interested in showing their style than in honoring our country?

CAIN:

For the past few days we have been subjected to an incessant stream of reports regarding some sexual harassment suit which was filed on Herman Cain when he was running the National Restaurant Association. The first report I heard was that a couple of “Un-named persons” had filed a Sexual Harassment suit against Herman Cain and the allegations were that he had made gestures which WERE NOT OVERTLY SEXUAL IN NATURE BUT MADE THE COMPLAINING PARTIES FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. Isn’t that horrible?

Of course when you look at a good many of these types of suits they are frivolous on the face. Ah, but then we find out that at least one of these aggrieved victims settled the suit out of court for an amount which was five figures. This really sounds serious doesn’t it. Of course later on we find out that the amount of the settlement was about equal to a severance package.

Now I do not know what happened but I do know that Mr. Cain did not handle the problem as well as he could have when the matter came to light. Of course the liberal media was quick to jump for his throat since they absolutely cannot stand the thought of a black man or woman or for that matter any racial minority being conservative, which I imagine is Mr. Cain’s real sin, in the eyes of the media vermin.

A number of years back another Hobbs, NM police officer and I were filed on in Federal Court by a guy whom we had arrested. Of course all this guy did was show up at the Police Station and pull a Buck Knife on the Detective. He was slam dunked and placed under arrest and placed in jail. Later on, this idiot moved to Albuquerque, NM and came in contact with a couple of ambulance chasing lawyers who convinced him to file this suit. The suit was for something like $500,000. At the time, all Hobbs PD Officers were insured for damages up to $1,000,000 for each accusation so all those jerks were after was the insurance.

We gave depositions and answered interrogatories and then never heard any more about it. A number of months passed and we asked our Police Chief at the time if he had heard anything and he had not. He, of course was also named in the suit as being in charge of two such desperate characters. So the Chief checked on the status and at that time we learned that the suit had been settled out of court for $5,000. We were all plenty pissed as we had done nothing wrong and did not believe that this varmint should have received a dime.

This is when we learned that since the insurance company was the entity who would have to endure the loss that they had the power to settle such a suit, out of court, without our knowledge or permission. They told us it was a nuisance claim and that in the long run it would be less expensive to settle for the $5,000 fee than to take it to court. We also learned that the two ambulance chasing attorneys got all of the $5,000 and the turd got nothing. A few months after that we learned that he had gotten silly acting with a couple of Albuquerque crooks who shot him numerous times. The Albuquerque PD filed murder charges on them but I personally thought they were candidates for the Victoria Cross.

So I can understand completely what Herman Cain might have meant when he said he did not recall signing any type of paperwork regarding his suit. We never signed anything on ours.

I do believe that Mr. Cain should have been better prepared and should have had his responses ready as he and his staff should have known that something like this would come to light…. particularly under the keen scrutiny of the New York Times. And he should be ready for anything else which they might come up with… truth or fiction.

Isn’t it funny though how the liberal media jumps on any conservative candidate when they make a mistake in their facts or figures BUT give the world’s most articulate and intelligent bi-ped a complete pass when he tells us that he has “Visited All Fifty Seven (57)” states”? Or when he is speaking of the Corps but pronounces it as corpse? Oh, by the way, for those of you living in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, there are only Fifty (50) states.

PROTESTERS:

I was not really going to say any more about these idiots but this past week there was an article in the local (Sub) Standard Times taken in San Diego, CA which had an accompanying photograph of a San Diego Police Officer standing rigidly with his hand folded in front being talked at ( yes talked at rather than talked to) by one of the “Protesters” The photo did not show a full body shot of the Officer or the varmint but the varmint had on a T-Shirt; wrist band; back-pack; and was carrying a skateboard. I am sure that this citizen was only trying to do his part to save his country from man-made global warming by going to work using a skate board rather than a fossil fuel burning machine…..Oooops! I said going to work. I would just imagine that if you offered this turd a job he could make that skateboard sing as he beat a hasty retreat.

Anyway, if these idiots are part of the 99% then I am pleased to be part of the 1%…… the armed 1%.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil; Bill Morrill; Joe & Ruth Lucero; Ted Salgado -NM; Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Jim Murphy, Col. Ed Miller (USMC,Ret), Albert & Sylvia Blanco; Don Faubion; Judy Langham; Jeanne Green – TX; Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) – IL; Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL; Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK; A.J. Meyer – CT; Therese Skaggs, Lynn Jones – NE; Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD; Sharon Fields – AZ; Susan O’Brien, Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Pat Schendel – CA; Keith Chambers – CO; Meryl Coleman – OR; John D. Williams (99) – VA; Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA ———-;

{GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler, SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English – USMC———}; Kenneth Thomas -USCG ——–; { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; SSgt. Rebecca Goodwin – USAF ———}; { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG ———}; {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – US NAVY————-}; {Ethan English, Russell Brown – US NAVAL ACADEMY————}; {Bud Barnett – USNA ’74———–}; (SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES————}; {SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, CAPT. James Palmer; Scott Hillyer – US ARMY————}; {All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military; “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families};

John Mallory – DEA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; Gary and Cindy Hogman; Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Members of the mobs apparently believe that other people, who are working while they are out trashing the streets, should be forced to subsidize their college education — and apparently the President of the United States thinks so too.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Sloppy words and sloppy thinking often go together, both in the mobs and in the media that are covering them. It is common, for example, to her in the media how some ‘protesters’ were arrested. But anyone who reads this column regularly knows that I protest against all sorts of things — and don’t get arrested.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine the foundations of our confederate fabric.”… THOMAS JEFFERSON

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of 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

VARMINTS:

President Barack Hussein Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Diane Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Maxine Waters; Barney Frank; Eddie Bernice Johnson-TX; Chris Dodd; Arlen Specter; AG Eric Holder; Olympia Snowe – R; Henry Waxman; Vice President Joseph Biden; Sheila Jackson Lee-TX; JIMMY CARTER(he is all capital letters as a varmint President and former President); George Soros; Keith Olbermann CURRENT TV; Rachel Maddow (MSNBC); Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano; Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Ezekiel Emanuel; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome; Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa; Mayor Edwin Lee (SF); Governor Jerry Brown; Bill Richardson; Chuck Schumer; Ray Nagin; Richard Durbin; John Kerry; Hillary Clinton; BILL CLINTON ( same as Carter); Robert Gibbs; Patrick Leahy; Bobby Rush; Colin Powell (RINO); DOUBLE PHONY SOCIALIST LYING WANNABE REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton; Richard Lugar -R; Lindsey Graham – R; Jay Rockefeller; Max Baucus; Susan Estrich; Al Gore; Charles Rangel; John Conyers; Steny Hoyer; Al Franken; Susan Collins -R: Edward Markey; Dennis Kucinich; Alcee Hastings; Bart Stupak; David Axelrod; Hank Johnson; Cokie Roberts; Katy Couric; Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS); Whoopi Goldberg (The View); Joy Behar (The View); Bill Maher (HBO); Michelle Obama; Governor David Paterson; Michael Moore; Danny Glover; Sean Penn; Geraldo Rivera (FOX News); Mara Liasson (NPR); Larry King (CNN-Ret.); Ted Turner; Oprah Winfrey; John Edwards; Tom Hanks; Harry Belafonte; Willie Nelson; Charlie Crist; John McCain – R; ACLU; United Nations; ACORN; CODE PINK; LULAC; LA RAZA; AARP; NY TIMES; LA TIMES; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SEIU; Southern Poverty Law Center; MOVEON.ORG; AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL; CAIR; NOW; John Testor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Michael Blumenthal; Newt Gingrich -R; Shepard Smith (FOX News); Bill O’Reilly (FOX News); EPA; Center For Biological Diversity; PETA; Jane Fonda; Kanye West; Alan Simpson; Cindy Williams (CB0)-[Thinks our military is OVERPAID]; Charles Barkley; Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik; James Clyburn(D-SC); Ronnie Reagan; NAACP; Jeffery Immelt; Christiane Amanpour; Charlie Sheen; NFL; Sierra Club; Muslim Brotherhood; ALF (Animal Liberation Front); ELF (Earth Liberation Front); James Clapper; Planned Parenthood; Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN; Stephen King; Louis Farrakhan; Mark Warner & Jim Webb (D-VA-By Request Of VA Patriot); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (New DNC Chairperson); Tim Kaine (Former DNC Chairman); Gary Ackerman (D-NY-By Request); Juan Williams (FOX News).. Welcome back Juan; ESPN Radio; Barbara Mikulski (D-MD); Pete Stark (D-CA); NFL Player’s Union; Anthony Weiner – NY; NLRB; National Mediation Board; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; Milwaukee Journal; MEDIA MATTERS; CYNTHIA MCKINNEY; The Open Society Institute; Center For American Progress; Huffington Post; Alan Colmes FOX News; HUD; Jay Carney; Robert Reich; Department Of Energy; Department Of Education; Warren Buffett; Morgan Freeman; Chakka Fattah (D-PA); Bob Beckel FOX News; MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council); UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization); Assistant U.S. Attorney LANNY BREUER

MORE STUFF:

You may have noticed that UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) has been added to our Varmint List. I deemed it appropriate when I read an article telling us that this organization when The Palestinians were awarded full membership in this organization. BUT the United States said it WOULD NOT make a $60,000,000 payment to fill out its contributions for this year AND WILL SUSPEND ALL FUTURE FUNDING.

What concerns me is this; HOW MUCH HAVE WE ALREADY GIVEN THIS ORGANIZATION. IF SIXTY MILLION IS THE AMOUNT IT WOULD TAKE TO FILL OUT THIS YEAR’S CONTRIBUTION, HOW MUCH HAVE WE ALREADY GIVEN THEM?

Oh, did I mention that the base of operations for UNESCO is in Paris? For those of you presently residing in the gulag of Austin that is in France.

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As I said last week, I tried to accurately figure out my taxes under Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan and it came out more. I have read several articles which indicate that approximately 84% of U.S. households would pay more in taxes than they are at the present time.

So Mr. Cain needs to get some help on his tax plan.

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I read a couple of articles this past week telling of the serious financial problems in the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit.. The articles said that Detroit’s population had gone from 1.8 million down to 912,000; high school failure rate reached 76%; Unemployment is at 28.9%; Detroit was once our fourth larges city and now is 11th and slipping.

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AND NOW…. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Let me introduce you all to a Department of Justice Assistant U.S. Attorney by the name of LANNY BREUER.. But first let me pause a moment to add him to the Varmint List…. OK, I’m back.

I watched part of the video showing this 100% turd testifying before a Senate Subcommittee regarding Operation Fast And Furious. Of course he covered for Attorney General Eric Holder and pretty much laid the blame on former President George Bush AND also blamed the Second Amendment for all the firearms problems.

All you had to do was listen to part of this turd’s testimony and even the slowest people should be able to tell that Operation Fast And Furious had absolutely nothing to do with tracking the firearms to the Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders. It was all about a move to try and convince the American public that Licensed Firearms Dealers and American firearm owners were the problem.

If this is the caliber of people that Obama and Holder are depending on to shelter them from guilt then they are even more stupid than I had originally suspected.

These people have to go.

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Let me leave you with this final quote:

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” – BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA – From Audacity of Hope

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Let’s get rid of these mutts.

Coddling Illegals, Jailing Agents

Justice: Another border patrol agent faces prison after arresting an illegal alien smuggling drugs. When not being killed by guns funneled into Mexico by their own government, they are prosecuted for doing their job.

In a case reminiscent of an earlier injustice against those protecting our borders, Border Patrol Agent

Jesus E. “Chito” Diaz Jr. has been sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlum in San Antonio. The illegal alien he arrested for drug smuggling goes free.

In November 2009, Diaz was named in a federal grand jury indictment after an October 2008 arrest near the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.

He allegedly used excessive force in lifting the arms of a 15-year-old drug smuggler who was resisting arrest to force him to the ground, then put his knee in the suspect’s back and yanked on the handcuffs.

If you believe the complaint filed by the Mexican Consulate in Eagle Pass within hours of the arrest, the teen smuggler was hit repeatedly for refusing to give the names of those for whom he was running drugs. Yet at trial, according to Andy Ramirez, president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, the smuggler did not claim any injuries attributed to the arrest.

The smuggler, who was given immunity from prosecution, complained of a soreness in his shoulders that was probably due to the 75 pounds of illegal drugs he’d carried across the border in his backpack.

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SideBear: Why would the border patrol agents arrest any illegal anymore when your reward is going to jail.

You have to wonder whose side the government is really on?

Confessions of an Ex-Democrat By Burt Prelutsky

When you’re a conservative, it’s just about impossible, unless you’re the sort of person who wins million dollar lotteries, to not have some friends and relatives who are liberal. The secret, I’ve found, to maintaining even slightly cordial relationships with them is to never share your honest opinions about anything important, sliding through social occasions discussing the weather, sports and, well, more weather.

The truth is I have removed a fair number of people from my social circle over the past few years simply because they support Barack Obama’s policies and respond favorably to his race and class warfare rhetoric. That may strike some people as petty and intolerant, but what would it say about me if I associate with people whose beliefs, values and behavior, I abhor? Why on earth would I want to spend time with those whom I am convinced are doing their utmost to destroy the nation I love?

I understand that most people who vote for people like Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Waxman and Reid, are benign. They may be great neighbors and wonderful, caring parents, but they are also enablers. When people help addicts feed their habits, they’re not acting out of love, but out of fear that if they behave responsibly they will no longer be loved by the addict. But of course the addict doesn’t love anyone or anything but his drug of choice.

Liberals are by nature bullies, which is why in Hollywood, they openly boast about blacklisting conservatives and why, in Washington and the mass media, they bludgeon Republicans who stand by their principles, referring to them as fascists, racists, obstructionists and hostage-taking terrorists.

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