Apr 082013
 

Dunno if Mr. Long actually exists…but I find this to be spot-on…

By Junius P. Long

Food For Thought

  • If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally …you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more …you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Yep, I’m pretty sure that’s where I currently live…WTF have they done with my country?

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Jul 192011
 

I received an email this morning referencing an event purporting to have happened in Arizona on July 4, 2011. I’m gonna crawl up onmy soapbox for just a minute so y’all bear with me…
Please, folks – doyour due diligence before you forward emails.
Yes, the behavior referenced in the links below pisses meoff immensely – however, it didn’t just happen on 4 July, 2011. Ithappened in July 2010. There are morethan enough things going on out there to keep our Rage-O-Meters pegged withoutrecycling old events with new dates and commentary. (cites: Truthor Fiction and Snopes.com)
Excerptfrom Snopes .comarticle (emphasis mine).
Also, however repugnant many people may find the defacement a U.S.flag to be, it isn’t (as claimed above)an illegal act. U.S. Supreme Courtdecisions (Texas v. Johnson and U.S. v. Eichman) struck down PublicLaw 101-131 (pdf warning) (also known as the Flag Protection Act of1989), which set forth penalties of fines and/or imprisonment for”whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns,maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the UnitedStates,” ruling that the desecration of a flag is a form of expressiveconduct protected by the First Amendment. (It is sometimes the case, however,that — depending on the circumstances — persons involved in public flagdesecrations may be arrested and charged with ancillary crimes, such astrespassing, disturbing the peace, or inciting a riot).
All that said – here’s what we really should be pissedabout:
  •  Illegal immigrants protesting on American soil.Not from any angle does this make sense – matter of fact, even if there wereactually legal immigrants among themit still doesn’t make any sense
  •  The all-pervasive political correctness doctrinethat has overtaken our country
  • The idiots (Brennan, joined byMarshall, Blackmun, Scalia, Kennedy) that ruled flag desecration to beprotected First Amendment speech. Find another protest method, m’kay?
  • Any talk of amnesty for illegals – millionsof folks came here legally, through the front door as it were. Why shouldour country reward the ones who can’t be bothered to do things the right way?

Okay, that’s enough for now – {pushes soapbox back intocorner, hangs up curmudgeon hat and wanders off in search of his blood pressure medicine…)
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Jun 262010
 

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Jun 222010
 

Obama Labor Chief: Illegals Have a Right to Fair Wages | The FOX Nation
“Remember – every worker in America has a right to be paid fairly, whether documented or not. So, call us…”
Hilda L. Solis

YHGTBSM! Once again – the word is “ILLEGAL”. “Undocumented worker” my ass – just ’cause you call a cheese sandwich a filet mignon doesn’t make it so.

To the Barry O Gang they are the ultimate “Untapped progressive voter base”.

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Border war?

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Jun 212010
 

Finish the damn fence – without it -next stop, full blown border war…
Washington, wake the hell up!

H/T Hecate and Traction Control

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I can haz troll?

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Jun 102010
 

Oh, joy…Little Bennie found me.

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Jun 022010
 

Old NFO posted a mock-up of a new Arizona State flag – See flag and post here-

[rant]
What I found truly disturbing was this comment – it just goes all gushy-touchy-feelie without once understanding the true issue –

Benito said…
I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

Benito, what you and many others fail to comprehend is that most of us welcome legal immigrants with open arms. But since you brought up rights and diminished rights, let’s take a look at that first – the only thing that should matter is do you have a legal right to be where you are? A US citizen whether natural born or naturalized has a right to be here. A person that is here by virtue of an illegal border crossing has no right to be here. The color of your skin, your religion, the country you were born in are all of no consequence  – if you violated immigration law in getting here, you have no right to be here. If you are not here legally, you don’t have a horse in this race – hence no diminished rights.

If I were to enter your house or apartment without your permission, would I be breaking the law? Yup.
How about your TV or your car – is it OK if I take them? No? I didn’t think so.
Is it OK if someone rapes your wife, girlfriend or you? Nope.
See, there are laws against those types of things, just as there are laws against illegal immigration.
How is it that someone who is illegally on US soil should just be forgiven?

1)    Do it legally. Apply for a work visa. Don’t just hike, fly, run or waltz across the nearest border.
2)    Get a legitimate job, pay your taxes and be an asset to society rather than a burden.
3)    Apply for citizenship, learn about this country and its history and become an American citizen. (Not some variety of hyphenated American.)

My ancestors immigrated legally as did many others – what is so hard about that? Anything worth doing is worth doing right…

I’m just sayin’.

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May 212010
 

Rustmeister’s Alehouse: Rule of Law City?

Go read this post and the links, and realize that there are still folks with commonsense in government. But first read Rustmeister’s close:

“I doubt you will find any clear-thinking American who is against immigration. After all, this nation was founded by immigrants. But to label the fight against illegal immigration as ‘anti immigrant’ and ‘racist’ is disingenuous and manipulative, and is the true source of the division and hatred surrounding this issue.”


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May 212010
 

Very interesting read on the heels of D’OhBama’s buddy Calderon denouncing the Arizona immigration law. Perhaps he should look to how Mexico handles its own southern borders? Then he has the audacity to attempt to dictate US policy on firearms. Does he seriously think that it’s United States manufactured NFA weapons that are somehow flowing south to arrive in the hands of the druglords he can’t control?

Mexico is angry? You people want to buy a clue? America is ANGRY. Do I claim to speak for all of America? Not at all – there are plenty of progressive entitlement whores that will sell their souls for a piece of that gub’ment cheese.

But let me tell you something, Skippy. The backbone of America (the working taxpayer) is sick and tired. Sick and tired of entitlements, government giveaways and politicians that talk out of both sides of their mouths and their asses simultaneously. Sick of a constant deluge of illegals crossing our borders. Want to live in what used to be the greatest country in the world? Come here legally and shoulder your part of the load. Be a productive member of society rather than a burden on an already overtaxed infrastructure. Pay your taxes, learn the language – be an Americannot some kind of hyphenated-American.

I stand with Arizona – and the currently unenforced federal immigration law.

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May 172010
 

AZ Sheriff To Obama & Holder: Stop “Kicking Us In The Chops?”

h/t to Liberalguy

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