Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Think Arizona’s Immigration law is Too harsh?

Don’t like ARIZONA’S new immigration law? Fine. We’ll adopt Mexico’s immigration policies instead, OK?

Let’s take a look at Mexico’s immigration policy. For instance, did you know that:

* Mexico deports more illegal aliens that the U.S. annually
* Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico

Or that immigrants must –

* Have the means to sustain themselves economically;
* Not be burdens on society;
* Be of economic and social benefit to society;
* Be of good character and have no criminal records; and
* Contribute to the general well being of the nation.

Mexico’s immigration policies also ensure that –

* Authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
* Foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
* Foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
* Foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
* Foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
* Those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.”

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

* Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
* Immigration officials must ‘ensure’ that ‘immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance’ and for their dependents. (Article 34)
* Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets ‘the equilibrium of the national demographics,’ when foreigners are deemed detrimental to ‘economic or national interests,’ when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when ‘they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.’ (Article 37)
* The Secretary of Governance may ‘suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.’ (Article 38)
* Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
* Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
* A National Population Registry keeps track of ‘every single individual who comprises the population of the country,’ and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
* A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
* Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
* Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
* Foreigners who sign government documents ‘with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses’ are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
* Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
* Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
* Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
* Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico – such as working with out a permit – can also be imprisoned.
* Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
* A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally. (Article 123)
* Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
* Foreigners who ‘attempt against national sovereignty or security’ will be deported. (Article 126)
* Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law.
* A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
* Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)”

How dare Mexico reprimand the United States for our treatment of illegal aliens? Copy this blog and send it to your Congressman, your Senators and your friends who think things like national sovereignty, secure borders, and protecting the lives and property of Americans is not the right thing to do.

And now for something TOTALLY Non-PC.

Speedy Gonzales:

Jose's Cantina:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Three Curses

You know, there's a Chinese proverb that says that there are three curses, each one worse than the previous. The first of these curses is: "May you live in interesting times." Well, the times we live in are certainly interesting.

We stand here today at a trans-formative moment in American history -- at the front lines of what can only be called a revolution in thought. We are here today, like hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans -- in cities all across the country -- to exercise our basic right as citizens, as a free people in a democratic republic. We stand here today, peaceably assembled, petitioning our government for redress of our grievances. And we are here to tell our government one thing:

We stand here today with a crisis of creativity in our country. We look around and see problem after problem: Poverty. Millions unable to get health care. People out of work. It's easy for all of us, no matter what our political views may be, to agree on what the problems are.

But though we all see these problems, for too long, we have seen just one solution -- let the government do it. It's their job. It's their responsibility.

Well, the second Chinese curse is this: May you come to the attention of those in authority.

Well, let me tell you, we've definitely been getting attention from those in power.

We are citizens today living under a government that doesn't represent us -- its people. And we have made the decision, together, that we can no longer refuse to take action. And for that, we are drawing much attention.

But when I say 'people,' I should be clear, because I don't just mean us here today, or our friends across the country. I mean all Americans, regardless of whether or not they're a part of the tea party movement. For years, no matter the Administration, no matter which party controlled Congress, no matter who we elected, none of us has been represented by our government.

And why should anyone care? Why should anyone have bothered to pay attention to what we wanted? Why pay attention when we largely refused to take action -- when we continued to let elected officials get away with whatever they wanted? We have congressional approval ratings in the teens and twenties, and yet re-election rates are in the 90s, and that's unacceptable.

You know, thirty-two years ago, something remarkable happened in the state of California. In 1978, Californians stood up passed Proposition 13 overwhelmingly -- a law hated so strongly by the political class, because it -- of all things -- made it more difficult for politicians to raise taxes.

But that's not why Prop 13 was important. No, it was important for what it started -- for what it signified. 43 states followed by passing some form of a tax limitation. In the late 70s, Americans realized that they'd been taxed too much for too long, and that it was time to do something about it.

But today the problem we face -- the problem that is drawing us attention -- is not our dislike of taxes. It is our solemn and firm rejection of completely out-of-control spending by politicians.

You know, to go off on a tangent for a second, Rodney Dangerfield once had a great line in Back to School that said, "You've always got to look out for #1, because if you don't, you'll end up stepping in #2."

Well, pardon the analogy, but for too long, our elected officials have not been looking out for us -- for the citizens who should be #1. And worst of all, they haven't just mistakenly stepped in some #2 -- they've thrown us into a $16 trillion dollar pile of it.

And that brings me to the third Chinese curse: May you find what you are looking for.

For too long, those who wanted big runaway government have gotten what they wanted.

We have a Democratically-controlled Congress this year that passed a new trillion dollar health care entitlement, all the while ignoring overwhelming public opposition.

But why should we be shocked when just 7 years ago, a Republican-controlled Congress passed a new half-trillion prescription drug plan that nobody wanted?

We have a Congress today that raises the federal debt ceiling whenever it "bumps up" against that ceiling.

But why should we be taken aback considering that Republicans raised that ceiling again and again when it was politically convenient to do so?

It's pretty sad when those in Congress don't even know what the word ceiling means, isn't it?

We have President Obama borrowing, printing and spending more than any president in history, in the supposed name of "job creation."

But why should we be surprised when his Republican predecessor did the exact same thing?

We have a president now who wastes trillions of dollars overseas in multiple endless wars, sacrificing American lives, destroying our civil liberties at home, and shredding our Constitution into millions of tiny bits.

But why should we be surprised to see him merely continuing and expanding the policies initiated by George Bush?

And then, of course, we have the worst example of all -- an example of government so out of control -- an example so galling that it deserves special scorn, all its own.

And this time I'm talking about the bailouts.

A tag-team effort, foisted upon us by our last two presidents, a scheme that took hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, ignored the public outcry of those taxpayers, and then handed that money to the well-connected friends of unelected treasury secretaries and government officials, so that Wall Street millionaire bankers could keep making campaign contributions to both parties.

The truth is, we only really have one party with two competing factions: the "spend money over here" party, and the "spend money over there" party.

But what we realize today is that low taxes are not enough. Low taxes mean nothing if we don't reduce spending as well. And fortunately for our future generations, more and more Americans are realizing this as well.

They're realizing that the reckless spending of taxpayer money -- our money -- is just the beginning. Our government hasn't just been eroding away our pocketbooks, but also the basic liberties that have for so long characterized our free society.

But we cannot -- we must not -- let lawmakers keep grabbing this power -- the power to "solve" problems that they themselves created.

This may come as a surprise to some in Washington, but you know, you can't run massive government programs like Medicare and Medicaid and the FDA and the medical boards, and many, many others and then say "the free market doesn't work in health care, so we'll run it, instead."

You can't put up roadblocks to interstate competition between insurance companies and then say "we need a government option because insurers don't have enough competition."

You can't have the Fed and the Treasury and the SEC and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the FDIC and then say "we need to regulate financial instruments because the free market is failing."

No. We live in a world where the easiest way for a federal agency to get more funding is to fail at what it does, and the easiest way for Congress and the President to grab more power is to create a problem. This has got to stop, and it's got to stop now.

Because if it doesn't stop, then as the Chinese curse suggests, we'll find what we're looking for.

So the next time there's a Democrat who wants to spend money on a new health insurance bureaucracy, or a Republican who wants to spend on a new prescription drug entitlement, or a Democrat who wants to spend money on a supposed peace-keeping mission in Somalia, or a Republican who wants to spend money on war in Iraq -- no matter what it is, and no matter how much you think it might be a good idea -- you, me, all of us need to ask the question: Where is this money coming from?

Do I want to be taxed more to pay for this? Do I want the national debt to explode from more borrowing to pay for this? Do I want the Treasury and Federal Reserve to print more money to pay for this?

Or do I want to live my life, with as small a government as possible -- a government that doesn't threaten to bankrupt our finances or crush our currency. A government that doesn't have the power to run roughshod over the freedoms that we value so much.

We cannot let these bad policies be ignored anymore. Every time we let the government reach into yet another part of our lives, there's only less freedom left for us.

So do not let public debate be drowned out by those who shout "obstructionist!" every time someone opposes your ideas. Those of us opposed to bad laws aren't obstructionists. We are citizens, with ideas we care passionately about.

And we demand to be free and responsible for ourselves. We don't want handouts; we don't want special advantages, whether those are farm subsidies or social safety nets.

We want a government that acts in accordance with the people, not in defiance of them. A government that does not trod about on our basic liberties, the economy, or our livelihood.

We must make runaway government spending a political curse on those who support it, before it becomes a curse on us financially. We must make our will known; we must ensure that our demand for a government of the people, by the people, for the people remains forever a reality -- and not just an idea.

Sunday Morning Coming Down:

Monday, April 19, 2010

DaVinci...Oh you Kid.

A particularly humorous anecdote I ran across from the life of Leonardo da Vinci:

When the wine-grower from Belvedere found a very unusual lizard, Leonardo made wings for it out of the skin of other lizards and filled these wings with mercury so that they waved and quivered whenever the lizard moved; he likewise made eyes, a beard, and horns for it in the same way, tamed it, put it in a box, and used the lizard to terrify his friends.

I’m low on sleep and so you get this kind of post.

Minnie The Moocher:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All the Kingdoms of the World

It seems that Christians have started to eye favorably the devil’s infamous offer to Christ: I’ll give you all the kingdoms of the world if you fall down and worship me. Just give me what I want, and no one gets hurt. It is easy for us to shun the condition of Satan’s offer; of course we never consent to worship our greatest enemy. But we often overlook the fact that here Satan is tempting Jesus in two ways: he is saying first, “the way to fulfilling your mission is to worship me,” but he is also saying, “the way to fulfilling your mission is through political power.”

Of course, Jesus sees straight through this deception; and well He should, for He repeatedly reminds people that His mission is not one of political conquest (e.g. John 18:36, Luke 22:49-51). This spirit carries through the entire New Testament, where we do not find a single mention of any policy of the Roman Empire, nor any command for believers concerning government, except to “be in subjection” (Romans 13:5) and to make “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings” for “kings and all who are in high positions” (1 Timothy 2:1-3). In accordance with this, Jesus tells Satan to begone and continues with His mission. Neither the Jews nor the Romans could understand this! So many–even some of His disciples–were convinced that He had come to earth to overthrow the political tyranny of the day and set up God’s Regime. Jesus put that idea to rest once and for all when He told Pilate in John 18:36, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Yet the Christians’ fight today seems to be concerned almost solely with the world: changing laws, campaigning for good candidates, complaining about the Supreme Court. Jesus mission was very different: he sought to change hearts and minds, not institutions.

What does this mean then? Is there no such thing as a Christian view of government? Of course there is: the Bible clearly says that the institution of government is “instituted by God” to be the “servant of God” and to “bear the sword” for the punishment and restraint of evil and injustice (Romans 13:1-7) . There is, then, a Biblical concept of government, and Christians should do all in their power to keep the rulers from serving the rulers, instead of serving God.

But–and this is a big interjection–it is very easy to slip from an interest in a just, God-serving government, to a trust in such a government to solve social problems. The Christian should never look to governmental action as any sort of solution to social problems, no matter how good the rulers are. Such a view is the Greco-Roman view of government, not the Christian one. The Greeks, and especially the Romans, thought the way to attain “security, peace and freedom” was “through political action, especially through submission to the ‘virtue and fortune’ of a political leader. This notion the Christians denounced with uniform vigour and consistency. To them the state, so far from being the supreme instrument of human emancipation and perfectibility, was a straight jacket to be justified at best as ‘a remedy for sin’.” Yet in modern times, when some of the most vocal, committed, hard-working evangelical organizations in America today are political ones, it seems that Christians are doing their best to put their trust in “the ‘virtue and fortune’ of a political leader” or if not that, in “political action.”

Yet neither of these goals are presented in scripture as the way to achieving a just and pure society. Paul in Romans 1 presents the Christian idea of what is wrong in society: people do not glorify God. According to Paul, the reason for a degenerate society is that people “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for [idols],” and “did not see fit to acknowledge God”–in sum, they “exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator.” It would do Christians well to remember that this is the reason corruption, social injustice, and other evils are loose in our culture – not the lack of good laws and lawmakers. It is my prayer that Christians will continue the fight for just rule and righteous rulers, but that they will keep in mind that the true battle is not fought in Washington, but in the hearts of men, women, and children.

Amazing Grace (My Song Of Praise):

Where Could I Go But To The Lord:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Some random quotes for your Monday morning

Here’s a few quotes to lighten up your Monday morning. Go ahead, laugh a little. At least smile. If you can’t smile, then the forces of Monday have overpowered you and you need help.

Did you know, 50% of doctors graduated in the BOTTOM HALF of their class.

I’m going to ask you a question, and I want the truth! Do you know how to breakdance? ~ “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

To make your bathroom breaks at work more fun for everyone, you should cheer and clap loudly every time somebody breaks the silence with a bodily function noise.

I was thinking about how the status symbol of today is those pagers that everyone has clipped on their belts. I can’t afford one so I’m wearing my garage door opener.

Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

I think the key to my homemade “olde-tyme” peanut butter cookies is the great care I put into crunching up real peanuts into a smooth consistency. Either that or the added saliva. ~ Brad Simanek

My wife must think I’m an idiot! “Separate the white clothes from the colors.” Ha! Whether I separate them left-to-right or top-to-bottom, the washing machine will still mix them all together anyway! ~ Chuck Bonner

Did you laugh or at least smile? If no, then you need help. I’m sure someone here can help you. First, try reading many posts at this site. There’s some funny stuff here. If you still never get amused, then there’s some serious issues. You might’ve become a zombie, or a femi-nazi, or a “workaholic coworker”, or a politically correct person. If any of these things apply, seek professional help. It’s important to laugh! If you are getting offended a lot, that’s a problem also; that would mean you need to get a life. Our time on this earth is too short to waste it being offended at people’s stupidity or to walk in self-righteous indignation (which is also stupidity). (Hey, maybe I should write some proverbs… hmm…)

Anyway, laugh often. If there’s not enough humor happening around you, try to be funny yourself (if you can).

Some days are diamonds:


Friday, April 2, 2010

Open Letter to President Obama

The letter below I received in an email today. I felt I needed to post and share. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Dear President Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my
health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into
Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration
quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would
you mind telling your buddy, President Calderón, that I'm on my way

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might
need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking
(bilingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture
and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles
at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access
to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but, I don't plan to
purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to
learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo
from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol
car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. Flag from my house top, put U S. Flag decals
on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want
any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or
have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be
extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or
about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican Taxes,
I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help me
buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican
Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things
for all his people who walk over to the U..S. From Mexico . I am sure
that President Calderón won't mind returning the favor if you ask him

Thank you so much for your kind help. You're the man!!!

Cherokee Boogie:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Obama’s Private Army now law. Hidden in health care bill

Nancy Pelosi said it would have to be passed so we can see what’s inside ObamaCare. Now we are finding out…

So what does Obama's private army have to do with health care?
Does anyone in Congress read the legislation which they vote on any more? Apparently, they look at the title and say oh, that sounds good. That's probably what they did with H.R. 3590, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", sponsored by that fine, upstanding Congressman from New York, Charlie Rangel.

Sounds pretty benign right, sounds like a good thing right?

Guess what, Section 209 creates a small armed force under the control of the President. The legislation that creates this para-military force purports to preempt the authority of State governors to control their own National Guard, absent war, which the Constitution does not authorize.

The way is quietly being prepared for something we are NOT going to like.

Here's the text:

(a) Establishment-

(1) IN GENERAL- There shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.

(2) REQUIREMENT- All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.

(3) APPOINTMENT- Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(4) ACTIVE DUTY- Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.

(5) WARRANT OFFICERS- Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.

(b) Assimilating Reserve Corp Officers Into the Regular Corps- Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.

(c) Purpose and Use of Ready Research-

(1) PURPOSE- The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.

(2) USES- The Ready Reserve Corps shall--

(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;

(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;

(C) be available for back filling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic;

(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically under served communities (as defined in section 799B) to improve access to health services.

(d) Funding- For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve Corps.

Mr. Custer: