MrSpkr's random thoughts . . .
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Just looking for a better life, right?
We are often told that illegal aliens are "just looking for a better life". We are told that seeking stricter border controls and harsher penalties for immigration violations is racist.
Tell that to Christopher Maier, Leafie Mason, Claudia Benton, Norman J. Sirnic, Karen Sirnic, Noemi Dominguez, Josephine Konvicka, George Morber Senior, Carolyn Frederick, Jesse Howell, Wendy VonHuben, and Michael White.
They all died at the hands of "undocumented worker" Angel Maturino Resendiz, a Mexican national and murderous thug who was was deported 17 times and sentenced to prison or jail seven times.
Tonight, thanks to the State of Texas (and despite the efforts of the Mexican diplomatic corps),. he'll be put down.
Didn't happen soon enough, IMHO.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
The Nightmare of Cancelling AOL - BREAK.com
Hilarious. And frustrating.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
It's my dog, what's the problem?
Sick. Very sick.
The Rocky Mountain Times consistently delivers some very powerful news stories. This link is to a story about Major Steve Beck, the United States Marine officer in charge of casualty notification for the Marine Corps at Buckley Air Force Base.
Be sure to watch the entire slide show.
Brothers in arms, indeed.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Democrat activists respond to the recovery of the two missing soldiers' bodies
What planet are these guys on?
Binka does his level best to respond rationally:
OK [CENSORED] do we have to rip the WH fence down to get you to listen. Bring them home NOW. I am so furious I could rip * apart with my teeth.
Warren Stupidity cuts right to the chase and demands immediate surrender in Iraq:
How about we get out of there now. Before any more of our kids are killed for some damn lie.
VolcanoJen adds her own "reasoning" -- the other side is barbaric, so we need to retreat:
They were likely beheaded by al-Muhajer...
This war is barbaric. Bring them home now!!
The aptly named AngryOldDem cuts to the chase and demands we "cut and run":
This has got to stop. Call it "cut-and-run" or whatever the [CENSORED] you want. THIS. HAS. GOT. TO. STOP.
WHERE is the public outrage over this?????
A somewhat wiser moonbat, Auntie Bush, thinks AngryOldDem's policy needs a better name:
We should call/frame the issue "stop-the-killing"---Not "cut an run"
This sounds good...Ask, What would you rather do, "stay-the-course" or
"stop-the-killing?" The answer is simple!
And finally, the aptly named "Disturbed" offers some advice to the terrorists:
The better thing would have been to keep these soldiers for awhile and to have made a statement that they are being treated as POWs with Geneva Accords treatment. Maybe they couldn't keep them though with the massive hunt for them and $100K reward for info. Killing them was not only shameful and wrong but foolish.
Who the heck are these people? Self-described Democrat activists who don't grasp the concept that politics should end at the waters edge. Raving moonbats who are, whether they know it or not, largely responsible for the image many Americans have of the modern Democrat party as an untrustworthy organization who lacks the judgment and ability to handle issues of national security.
Unfortunately, this lack of leadership ability from the Democrats has allowed Republicans to govern without any reasonable political pressure from either the Republican base or the public in general. Republican politicians don't have to worry about adhering to the principles that got them elected because Republicans know the average voter has nowhere else to go. If you have to elect someone to guard the gate from barbarians, and the choices are between the drunk who currently stands guard and who, though a drunk, is willing to at least show up, and a schizophrenic weasel who not only will fail to show up, but actively supports tearing down the gate, for whom would you vote? The drunk isn't an ideal candidate; heck, he isn't even a good candidate. Problem is, the alternative is even worse.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Right and wrong
A high school valedictorian's graduation speech was cut short because she wanted to thank Jesus Christ for her success. The school justified cutting her off on the grounds that it "violated the separation of church and state."
Her response is both accurate and naive.
"People aren't stupid and they know we have freedom of speech and the district wasn't advocating my ideas," McComb said. "Those are my opinions."That's an accurate statement. Nobody seriously believes that the school district was embracing the positions espoused in a student's graduation speech.
But it is naive, too. It seems to me that most liberals govern from teh positions of "I know better than you." This explains many liberal policies -- anti-smoking crusades, inane workplace regulations, mandatory universal health care, opposition to allowing people to privatize a portion of their social security payments, etc.
Perhaps some conservatives go too far in the opposite direction. It seems to me, however, that when faced with the choice of either regulating and controlling people's lives and granting them more autonomy to make their own decisions, one should generally grant the autonomy.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Irony, thy name is Amarillo
If one of your hometown kids places in the top ten at the national spelling bee, and you decide to honor that special person with a "congratulations" sign, you ought to at least SPELL HER NAME CORRECTLY!
Just a thought.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Regulators gone wild
Thanks to overzealous state regulators in the Texas Department of State Health Services, six foot high dives are becoming a thing of the past in Texas. Some pools are being forced to remove diving boards that have been in use for decades (and without causing any serious injuries in that time).
The new laws are in administrative codes setting new slope and depth requirements for public pools to have diving boards. Sounds reasonable, until you really look at the real world effects: almost no existing pools meet the requirements.
What the heck is happening to our society? We have become so risk averse (probably a reaction to overlitigiousness in the 1970's to 1990's) that we don't want to allow our kids to have any fun.
When I was a kid growing up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, I spent many a summer day at the city swimming pool. Back then, it had a twelve foot high diving board (a terrifying height to a kid in second grade). I can remember my first jump off that board -- the thrill, the exhilaration, the hard smack of the water off my head and shoulders when I did my first head-first dive. It was one of those childhood moments one remembers for a lifetime.
The gurus in the Texas bureaucracy want to take that away. They say it's not safe. Someone could get hurt. They point to a Washington lawsuit in which a plaintiff successfully sued a pool manufacturer. The man was paralyzed after diving into a backyard swimming pool.
I sure hope nobody tells the Texas Department of State Health Services that people can drown in public swimming pools. I'd hate to see a new regulation banning the use of water in public pools.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Moonbats react to story that Karl Rove won't be indicted
One can always count on the loons at the Democratic Underground for a few laughs. Today's laughs come from a thread containing reaction to the news that Karl Rove will not be indicted in the Valerie Plame leak case:
No Exit knows what the REAL deal is:
The fix is in.
rodeodance is overwhelmed:
oh my GAWD!! no no no!
Skittles is merely jealous:
that bastard gets away with everything doesn't he?
The Witch loses her childlike innocence:
There is no Santy Claus, is there, Mommy?
zanne asks the right question, but comes up with the wrong answer:
So will we stop being so damned naive now?
When the Libby indictment came down, I was very disappointed and said so. I was practically blown off the website by people who said I was spreading "gloom and doom". (By the way, I don't see these people posting this morning).
We have to STOP LOOKING FOR A HERO! Nobody is willing to step up to the plate, and nobody is going to ride in on a white horse. WE'RE THE HEROES. And until we recognize that, get up off our asses and get involved and rescue this country ourselves, it ain't gonna happen. It's just not that simple. And PLEASE don't bore me with statements like "Well, maybe there are other plans".....
We have to stop guessing about what our "leaders" have in mind in an ultra-secret plan to save our asses. WE have to be the leaders.
PCIntern is succinct:
Sissy doody crap...
That's all I have to say in the matter . . .
JudgeSmails invokes al Zarquawi's fate:
This is what it must feel like to get a 500 lb. bomb dropped on you. I was so hoping that Leopold was correct. Why, why, why!!! We need to get these bastards and soon.
rodeodance enters therapy:
I thought I was phychologically prepared for this, but I am not. What a
Demeter is one of my favorites: despair, anguish, desperate hope, and finally, understanding:
My Heart Is Broken, My Spirit Crushed, My Faith in America DestroyedOn the other hand, I am sure that there are numerous other criminal enterprises that Kkkarl has participated in, so we just have to keep digging. Perhaps Fitz is doing just that--he has the license to do so.
Or am I approaching the definition of insanity, here?
The answer, my dear Demeter, is "No."
One cannot approach insanity when one is already insane.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Were I Shaq, I'd have avoided the media, too
Shaquille O'Neal has been fined $10,000 for failing to make himself available to the media following the Miami Heat's 99-85 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, the National Basketball Association announced.
The 34-year-old O'Neal had a career playoff low of five points in Sunday's Game Two of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center.
Shaq has played like crap throughout this series. He can't even buy a point at the free throw line. I don't know what is going on, but I'm loving it.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
President Bush's victories receiving little attention
In other news, the sun is hot and bright; rainfall, cold and wet.