Start the Day off Right ... Stay Conservative and buy a gun ... while you still can ! Don't be surprised when the Dems try banning everything and taxing all else if ever given back the power .... you were warned once; second time around you must just be stupid! ... Was I right?
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By David Petronis
Some days I don’t even want to get out of bed but on this recent Friday morning I woke up and was just ready to go. My wife, Cathy has been looking at car web sites for a new minivan and I decided that today we were going to buy a new van. It simply felt like the right day to get it done!
We are in show business. No, not actors on a stage nor even movies, but we produce Gun Shows or Arms Fairs as we like to call them, and have had our share of TV notoriety over the years. The only reason I digress a bit about our business is that it seems that is all we get to do – do business.
So, no exception today, up early but a lot of questions to answer from phone messages, computer Emails plus advertising to check on – all just a routine day that eclipsed an early morning into almost noon; let’s go get a car, we’re wasting time!
Of course, just because I wake up and want to do something surely doesn’t mean that I am going to have it go my way. After all, we were supposed to meet someone in Glens Falls to buy a collection and on the way also stop at a repair station in Saratoga and have our springs checked on our minivan. And, of course, take care of the rest of the routine that all small business owners must do daily. Working for yourself doesn’t necessarily mean that you can do what you want to do, like “go fishing!” Forget about it!
A light breakfast, some coffee, some business, let’s go; about noon-thirty we were out the door, then bank, post office, then head north from Stillwater. It was a beautiful sunny day, dry with a slight chill for this late May time period and the drive around Saratoga Lake was quite nice. We noticed the absolutely stunning homes that have been built where old camps used to be and commented to each other on how the area has changed so much since the 1980’s when no one even wanted to buy a place on the lake. Today you could spend $100,000 or more just to tear down some old camp and build a dream house mansion. What a different world our kids will live in, certainly a more clean and beautiful one in this area.
We were at Matt’s about 1:00 but all their bays were in use so our Chrysler Town and Country couldn’t get the spring inspection we wanted. I didn’t realize that every Tom, Dick and Harry auto repair couldn’t do suspension work – or wanted to. Years ago we bought our “Old Bess” 16 foot box truck from Matt’s Service Center to haul our tables to gun shows and have done business there for years, all pleasant I must add. Well, we told them we would be back in a half hour or so.
We still had plenty of time to make our 4 PM appointment up north so we continued up Route 9 to Nemer Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Saratoga to see a vehicle or two. Cathy had downloaded a half-dozen offers from various dealers through Edmunds.com and she had already spoken to Lindsey at Nemer to look at a 2015 top of the line Chrysler in black, with all the whistles just like what we are driving now but in silver. Cathy likes blue.
We travel a lot to our various Gun Shows and I load up the car pretty good with iron in gun cases so we need comfort, performance and room. I found that the Chrysler Stow–n–Go feature with the heavy duty hauling package is an ideal vehicle for a Gun Show dealer. Automatic doors and tailgate make it easy to load and unload and the interior floor space can fit a 4’ X 8’ sheet of plywood flat and straight. With that amount of room we can distribute a heavy load evenly with a very comfortable and smooth drive.
Well, regardless, when I enter a car dealership I naturally have an attitude of me against all of them! With stern face and aggravated body language (glancing around like this was a den of vampires) some unfortunate lady asked if I needed help. I informed her I was looking for Lindsey, who she would go and find. After greeting Lindsey, who happened to be standing next to the sales manager, I said, “I’m here to buy a top of the line Chrysler and I want to dispense with all the crap and be on my way!” Manager Jamie said he would make sure we got what we wanted and we started looking at cars.
A young fellow was directed to bring up a 2015 Town and Country; Cathy nearly puked, $30,000 and tan? “What happened to the $40,000 black one with the works?” she asked. “That is what we came up to see!” Then Meghan took us out back to “the lot”. There was her black car but with a $32,000 price tag.
We looked in and out, no trailer hitch, no power folding rear seat, no sun roof, no Michelins – no good, I thought! But I sat in the driver seat and played with the buttons while Cathy went looking for something else. I pushed the shift to reverse and the back-up camera screen showed me how much room I had to park this thing – so I did. Meanwhile, Cathy had Meghan pull out another Town and Country next to my black one. Hers was blue! Hers had a sun roof and Michelin tires and everything she wanted – including the $40,000 price tag – with 10 miles on the odometer, but it was a 2014! Cathy found her car. We took it for a quick drive to check for wind noise and ease of handling and it was fine, including the blind spot sensor feature in the mirrors.
Now to the haggle, I wanted $10,000 off – after all it was a year old and blue -- and without a trailer hitch. Well, with some negotiations of give and take, Cathy got her car. Literally – got her car that same day – within hours of when we came in we were driving her new car to our appointment in South Glens Falls on its first business trip!
With a phone call and return fax of our insurance certificate, and Nemer being set up to grant a temporary registration (permanent one comes in the mail), then they installed new license plates as we did still keep the old silver lady, they detailed the 2014, filled the tank with gas and then Cathy’s checkbook made it all happen. I never knew one could buy a car and drive it off the lot the same day – what a new world I am discovering!
Buying at Nemer Motors was like visiting family you knew you didn’t like but then discovering they were really nice relatives. We actually enjoyed buying a car at Nemer. And, of course, we talked about guns and our Saratoga Springs Arms Fair we have produced at the City Center for the past 32 years. I think I may try to get them to exhibit at our next event in August and show a vehicle to our gun folks.
Pretty good day so far. An hour late but we still made our appointment to buy a collection of Autumn Leaf china made by Hall Company and sold decades ago through the Jewel Tea traveling salesmen. We buy and sell more than collector and investment firearms, we also buy several patterns of Hall china. Our NEACA.com website shows pieces of Hall we offer for sale as one of the largest dealers of this pattern. And we also collect. Well, we came, we saw, we bought, we left – all without lunch and just a light breakfast; Cathy and I were famished and now it was nearly 7 PM.
We needed to stop again at Nemers to pick up our other Town and Country and we remembered passing the Wishing Well Restaurant so on our way back down Route 9 we stopped there for dinner. We entered through their bar, which was very nice, with a “horsey” flair because of the proximity of the Saratoga Race Track, a few miles down the road. We had never been to the Wishing Well before.
After greetings, our very pleasant hostess sat us at a table for four – what I like – with elbow room and comfortable chairs. Next to us was a gentleman who greeted me with, “I know you, Gun Shows!” Told you we were in show business – celebrities too! I thanked him and said, “I wish you had already ordered so I could see what is good on the menu.” I usually look around in a restaurant to see what the folks have ordered and generally start a conversation with strangers. Hey, after all, it’s a night out; might as well meet someone, you never know where a conversation may lead. Besides, we are friendly people, and evidently, celebrities!
Started off with my usual Jack Daniel’s Manhattan, dirty rocks on the side, Cathy with a single malt Rob Roy. I was impressed when the hostess showed her an extensive Scotch list, Cathy settled for 12 year old Glenfiddich; never ruin the 18 year old with vermouth! Then some simply delectable New England lobster bisque with a touch of Sherry. A real close competition to my own but I am slightly biased! Being famished we also needed the Escargot, four in shells and 5 bathed in a very nice butter and garlic sauce, just enough to share as hors d’oeuvre. We both were also half sauced with one drink after not eating all day so we were definitely ready to order; Cathy picked the pair of 4 ounce filet mignons and I had a pair of Maryland crab cakes. Both came with green beans and potato croquet so we also shared each other’s paired course.
You could not wish for a more melt in the mouth, tender steak and their perfect crab cake than we had at the Wishing Well. Their sign says fine dining and we certainly dined finely. The service was terrific and our excellent waitress, Kylee, was super. The atmosphere was of a fine dining experience among friends and we were well pleased, especially when Bob Lee, the proprietor stopped by and inquired of our meals and satisfaction, something which is rather rare in today’s world.
We conversed about the food and our business, I told him that some of our Saratoga gun dealers raved about the food here and how they visit when they are in town at our Arms Fair, but that today was our first experience even though we have done business in Saratoga for years. With that Bob offered a courtesy drink which we declined so we ended our meal with great desserts on his bill; Crème Brulee for Cathy and a combination of two of my favorite snacks, an iron skillet baked, fresh chocolate chip cookie, topped with butter pecan ice cream.
What a great meal, then we talked guns – Bob had told me that he and his son were at our past March Saratoga Arms Fair and also had a half dozen long guns hanging over his back bar and asked if I would take a look and perhaps apprise him of any information, which I obligingly did. Turns out the bartender also lives in Mechanicville and used to work at the old Clover Leaf Tavern, only a few blocks north from our Hudson River Trading Company shop on North Main Street.
A fine meal, seemingly small world, great people we’ve met, some business mixed with pleasure, new acquisitions to our collection, talk of my favorite subject – guns, a terrific new blue Chrysler and full tummies; we could not have planned such a really great day.
131 Hudson Avenue
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Ok, we lost. You think now that the Dems are in power we can all just "get along" and go forward to make a better world? ... That sound is me puking!
Dave, Here is my plan on HOW TO SAVE THE
Dump the male flight attendants. No one wanted them in the first place. Replace all the female flight attendants with good-looking strippers! What the hell -- They don't even serve food anymore, so what's the loss?
The strippers would at least triple the alcohol sales and get a "party atmosphere" going in the cabin. And, of course, every businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked women.
Because of the tips, female flight attendants wouldn't need a salary, thus saving even more money. I suspect tips would be so good that we could charge the women for working the plane and have them kick back 20% of the tips, including lap dances and "special services."
Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women. Hijackings would come to a screeching halt, and the airline industry would see record revenues. This is definitely a win-win situation if we handle it right -- a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset.
Why didn't Bush think of this? Why do I still have to do everything myself?
The Cost of
Over a Buck an Hour!
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition. But, when you think about it, $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into: $8,896.66 a year, or $741.38 a month, or $171.08 a week. That's a mere $24.24 a day! Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best
financial advice is "don't have
children" if you want to be "rich."
Actually, it is just the opposite.
Let's see what you get for your
$160,140.00. First, you get;
Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
Love & enjoy your children &
grandchildren! I do mine.
How Not to Bag a Moose!
The following pictures are of a moose that went through a car's windshield and out the rear window this month near South River, Ontario. The VERY lucky woman driver ended up with just a broken wrist and needing a good bath. On viewing the pictures you will wonder how the woman managed to survive.
Click to enlarge.
Here is an old world holiday tradition that Cathy and I want to share with all our friends and perhaps you will try this treat for your own Christmas. You can make it any time. Now we ask ...
Politically Incorrect Views ~ Remember, this is MY PAGE!
I have had it up to my eye brows with the Hollywood "push" of white folks and colored people having affairs on nearly every TV show being aired today! If you writers and progressive producers think your tainted view of the world is reality, you're nuts! If it isn't a blond and a black having a new tryst on CSI it's a couple of Homo Cops doing dirty years ago on Cold Case while a current white jelly bellied one pursues a dark filly in Philly. It is never ending and seems to run from show to show where whites and blacks have to end up sleeping together nightly on our living room screens. It's enough to make me puke!
I started watching the new show with the stupid title of "3 lbs." Into the third episode the numb nuts brain surgeon has to have an affair with the colored lawyer. What, there's no nice Jewish girls! They love Brain Doctors. Give me a break! And the sit-coms are more like s--t-coms with the mixed race affairs. Or did you think we were color blind! Am I being racist? No, I'm being smothered in Bullshit!
I am not a racist. I am practical. I can remember when someone would be lynched for being impractical. Not to condone that behavior but the free wiliness today of interracial affairs is no better. I see it every day at my local super market or shops, a salt 'n pepper combo as it used to be called. It would be just fine if they both got neutered but their little head has to get satisfied and the little fry's show up. And they think the world is going to accept all this. I doubt it. And not for one minute do I believe the majority of the colored folks approve of it either. (Here is where I insert the possible imbedded racist harboring ... if you want to be African, go there... If you want to be American, you can stay. If you come across the border learn and speak English, if you come across the oceans learn to eat hamburger, not duck feet and monkey brains. And if you come from muslimland don't be a "sheethead" over here, convert to Christianity or stay home. We don't need your huddled masses any more. This is AMERICA for AMERICANS. But I digress.)
And the commercials! Another fairytale from fairyland. How many of you have interracial family dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas? Not I, thank God. But to watch the commercials one would think these are daily occurrences and that all white families have a few coloreds in their closet. I have no problem with mixed entertainment or inviting any friends over for tea but I would not want my daughter bringing home a stray for dinner no matter what color he was. The blond drummer boy was bad enough.
Are Target Stores really on target with the white and black cooking and dancing together? Is all this pushing for ethnic and racial equality silently burning people up inside? I doubt if these views are mine alone. I like people and especially divergent people who I can converse with and learn something. I'll talk to the party at the adjoining dinner table or bar stool. I don't care what color or race they are, if the thought even enters my mind. But I don't want my family genes mixing with another race to try to repopulate the world into one color as Hollywood must see it. Black and white makes gray and I see no reason to step back in time. I want the full color spectrum in my world, separate colors, not tints of gray. Hollywood, get real for a change!
But you know where this is going to lead, don't you? Mark my words; 2008 will be Hollywood and the media news ... the Good Southern Queen and the Black Knight, a made for TV fantasy come true. Hillary Clinton and Barak Osama ... Osoma Bama ... Hussain Baroma ... Holy Ommama and the blond bombma! My head reels!
Ever wonder if that person who just moved in up the street is a murderer or a child rapist? Here is a free map of the undesirables that live in your neighborhood. Go to Sex Offender Map.
Oh, so politically insensitive am I.
Run! Save yourself, the Dems are coming!
Terrorist muslims are still out there and all we think about is the price of oil ... Remember Sept. 11, 2001. And, did you see how oil prices are dropping? All President Bush's Fault and Republicans when in Congress.
Cathy and I
bought a new Chrysler and returned to
the dealer the next day because I
couldn't get the radio to work. Fred,
the salesman, explained that the radio
was voice activated.
"Nelson," Fred said to the radio. The Radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?" "Willie," he continued, and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers. Then he said, "Ray Charles," and in an instant "Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson. And the display showed the artist and song that was playing. I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, "Beethoven," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said, "Beatles," I'd get one of their awesome songs. My favorite is Elvis, and I keep calling his name and he keeps singing to me. I love it!
Yesterday, a couple of dorks ran a red light and nearly creamed my new car, but I swerved in time to avoid them. In doing so I yelled, "Ass Holes!"
Immediately the French National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Barbara Streisand, backed up by Michael Moore and The Dixie Chicks, with John Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Dan Rather on harmonica, Nancy Pelosi on tambourine, Harry Reid on spoons, Bill Clinton on sax and Ted Kennedy on scotch.
Damn, I LOVE this car!
Now It's Crappy Old News ...
New York State Gun Owners and others will have their problems multiplied if Elliot Spitzer wins the Governors race, which appears today that he will.
Gun Shows in State facilities will surely be in the past and new anti-gun legislation will only be a vote away after he takes office. And have you seen photos or ads for his running mate? Is Spitzer afraid to show the voters that Patterson is black? Is he afraid that New Yorkers may not be ready to turn over the reins to a black Governor if in time of need? I just wonder aloud why I never see or hear of him.
Hillary Loses Senate Debate . . . Big
By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann ~ From NewsMax.com
On Friday night, Hillary Clinton finally had to face an unscripted, uncontrolled media event — a debate with her feisty opponent John Spencer, the Republican candidate for Senator from New York this year.
Spencer pinned her ears back with his opening statement when he declared:
"I am the only person here who really wants to be the Senator from
New York . . . she wants to be President."
And then he exploited the opening by reminding Hillary "you're not the President yet."
During the debate, Spencer highlighted Hillary's vote against the NSA's wiretapping program and her efforts to kill the Patriot Act.
John Spencer began his challenge to Hillary tonight. The race starts today.
Hillary's huge financial advantage and her lead in the polls was of little use tonight because it was obvious that the empress has no clothes.
While Hillary gave scripted, rehearsed answers, Spencer challenged her failure to deliver on her campaign promises of 200,000 new jobs and mocked her refusal to accept blame for anything, pinning the job loss on Bush and the North Korea bomb on the State Department.
But beyond the words, there were the appearances. Hillary Clinton was a Richard Nixon look-alike tonight, wearing pancake makeup, featuring hooded eyes that never met the camera, and looking like she felt — angry at having to waste time justifying her Senate tenure in something as trivial as an election.
John Spencer may not beat Hillary, but he sure made her sweat tonight. If she wins by less than 12 points — the margin Lazio lost by in 2000 — she will have a lot of explaining to do. And John Spencer, may just be the guy to make it happen.
Senate and House seats for the
Republican majority are also on the line
in this coming election. If you fine
conservatives are still using your brain
I hope you use it to study the whole
picture and the consequences that will
come with a Republican loss.
September 11, 2001 photos not seen
9/13/2001 the aftermath of terror.
Remember, only muslims in their eternal quest for peace and guided by their koran are responsible for nearly 3000 dead Americans and others on 9/11, 2001. Their stated intent is to kill all the rest of the infidels. In case you don't know what a infidel is, simply look in the mirror! And wonder why ~ they don't and we do ~ Love America, go there.
Happy Fourth of July... Now when will Americans be free again from taxation? ... Happy Birthday America! ... Enjoy the Link
June 9, 2006 ~ Jimmy Crack Corn and I ... well, just read the letter below!
June 4, 2006 ~ Hey There New York... want to vote democrat? Ask them how they would vote for the Castle Doctrine ... below. Memorial Day was May 29th here is a link you should show your children and explain who we are. Go There. You like Baseball and the USA? Go Here Kids !
May 25 ... Cheap Labor, see below ...
May 15, President Speaks Tonight ... find out how to get your very own Mexican. ...Sorry, it was just how to pay for one here.
Muhammad or just Yakmed ... below plus the scariest trio ever!!
"Stories & Glory of Dave's World" link MUST SEE ~ Hillary for 2008 ... Plus ~ Remember the Fifties link.
See!! I am not a racist! I hate everyone equally. ... But especially "Sheet Heads."
How about a fun game of real Golf on the Internet?
Happy Fourth of July...
Now when will we free Americans be free
again from undue taxation?
This was sent from a friend in Canada.
This is an interesting, if not disgusting, story if only half true. I'd like to add that Social Security is basically a chain letter or pyramid scheme the likes of which are against the law in most States and that it really doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat or a Republican. In the future you can look forward to higher FICA taxes, lower benefits and a later eligibility age. That's if the system is even around in the future which is doubtful after about 2030!
Many years ago in Seattle, two wonderful
neighbors, Elliott and Patty Roosevelt
came to my home to swim on a regular
basis. They were a great couple full of
laughter and stories that today I
continue to marvel at. Both are now
deceased, but their stories remain.
During the years of our friendship we
had many, many discussions about
Elliott's parents (President Franklin D.
and Eleanor Roosevelt) and how his
father and mother never intended for the
Social Security and Welfare programs to
turn out the way they are today. Elliott
used to say that if his parents returned
to earth and saw what the politicians
had done to their programs they would
have burned all of them in hell.
... and you thought we were FREE.
June 9, 2006 ... The "I Don't Care
This one I hope you can pass on and p-
ss them ALL OFF!!
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?
"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they? And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't. I don't care at all.
I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11. I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia. I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat. (Well, Zarqawi won't be doing much now that he is at room temperature. Way to go, GI's !!)
I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques. I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs. I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave Marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care! When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care. When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby- trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care. And by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and ---- you got it, I DON'T CARE!
If you agree with this view point, pass this on to all your e-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical muslims happen here in our own great country.
June 4 ... The Castle Doctrine
... Your Right to not retreat, your home
is your Castle. How would the elephants
and jackasses vote in the NYS
About two-thirds of the States have now passed laws similar to Florida's Castle Doctrine law passed in the spring of 2005 and more States are in the process. Then why does New York State law require its' citizens to run away from an attacker or home intruder when we should be able to defend our home, life and property with similar or more force? What would the current line up for the Governor's Mansion do with a NYS Castle Doctrine proposal? How would your State Representative vote in his or her Legislative house? It may be time to think about it before our time to vote for them comes around again. Here is an article from Florida.
Florida passes Castle Doctrine law
By MARION P. HAMMER
May 25 ...
Mexicans Supply Cheap Labor!
Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about? Business's don't want to pay a decent wage, consumers don't want expensive produce, and the Government will tell you that Americans don't want the low paying jobs but the bottom line is, cheap labor!
The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor!" Take for example, an illegal Mexican who sneaks in here with his wife and five children. He takes a job for five or six dollars an hour. At that wage with six dependents he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year if he files income tax he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free!
He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps. He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school while requiring bilingual teachers and books. He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at our, the taxpayer, expense.
He doesn't have to worry about car insurance, life insurance, or home owners insurance. We the taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material. He cannot be fired, harassed, or sued. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20. to $30.00 an hour in benefits. Working Americans are lucky to have $5. or $6.00 an hour left after paying their bills and his.
And we, the taxpayers, also pay for increased crime, graffiti, and trash clean up. "Cheap labor?" YEAH, RIGHT! FOR WHO?
Now Consider Cheap Tomatoes!
But we have assets in times of turmoil!
Let's say a big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit Mexico. It is tragic, I know, but two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start and is asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.
Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American countries are sending all sorts of supplies. The European community (except France) is sending food and money.
And the good 'ol United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans carrying Mexican and USA flags with a big sign saying, "WE CAN SEND ALL YOU NEED!" God Bless AMERICA !!
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April 13, 2006 ....
Read Robin Williams' plan for Liberty
A GOOD PLAN..
Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says "I love New York" in Arabic.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you want a piece of me?' " ... Robin Williams
Though I like it and it sounds like what he would say, the following plan circulating is NOT from Robin Williams. I wish I thought of it, though. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message. Supposedly, this is Robin Williams' plan... (Hard to argue with this logic!) "I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan."
1) "The US will apologize to the world
for our interference in their affairs,
past and present. You know Hitler,
Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo, Noriega,
Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of
those 'good ole boys', we will never
8) If there is a famine or other natural
catastrophe in the world, we will not
'interfere'. They can pray to
Allah or whomever for seeds, rain,
cement or whatever else they need.
Besides most of what we give them is
stolen or given to their army. The
people who need it most get very little,
But I Really Like It! ...Send it on to your 'Representative' in our Congress of Perpetual Wimps.
Why Kids Grow up Hating Mexicans ...
A little Mexican boy goes into the kitchen where his mom is baking. He puts his hand in the flour and wipes it all over his face.
"Mom, look, I'm a white boy." His mom slaps him in the face and says, "Go show your father".
He goes to his dad in the living room
and says, "Look dad, I'm a white boy."
His dad slaps him hard in the face and
says, "Go show your grandmother." The
boy goes in his grandmothers room and
says, "Mira, abuelita, I'm a white boy."
His grandmother slaps him in the face
and sends him back to his mother.
To which the boy replies, "Sure did. I
have only been white for five minutes
and I already hate you Mexicans."
... and see
Teddy's Immigration ideas, I totally
April 8, 2006 ... I personally believe in Teddy's fine position on Immigration and think that the whole Country should now unite behind him so his ideas become the law of the land. Don't you?
"In the first place, we should insist
that if the immigrant who comes here in
good faith becomes an American and
assimilates himself to us, he shall be
treated on an exact equality with
everyone else, for it is an outrage to
discriminate against any such man
because of creed, or birthplace, or
But this is predicated upon the person's
becoming in every facet an American, and
nothing but an American...
There can be no divided allegiance here.
Any man who says he is an American, but
something else also, isn't an American
at all. We have room for but one flag,
the American flag... We have room for
but one language here, and that is the
and we have room for but one sole
loyalty and that is a loyalty to the
If you are ready for the Adventure of a
Lifetime, TRY THIS:
Enter Mexico illegally. Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law, or any of that nonsense. Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your entire family. Demand bilingual nurses and doctors. Also, demand free bilingual local and national government forms, bulletins, road signs, etc.
Don't forget to procreate abundantly.
Deflect any criticism of this allegedly
irresponsible reproductive behavior
"It is a cultural
U.S.A. thing. You would not understand,
April 4... Tomorrow, 2 minutes and 3
seconds after 1:00 AM the time and date
will be; 01:02:03 04/05/06. It will
never occur again, you may live through
it but learned about it here! Now you
may resume your Normal Life.
April 2, 2006 ...
My old retirement plan just hasn't
worked out quite the way I had hoped.
So, I now have a New Retirement Plan
that I firmly believe will be breaking
news and become the wave of the future.
The stock market picks my personal
advisor urged upon my wallet went
something like this:
$1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago,
now nets $49.00.
~ April 1, 2006 ~ Peacefully reading the
paper this morning I glanced up and told
Cathy, "They traded Jeeter!" She nearly
killed me with her look. "April Fool,"
said I. Oh, the pain!
March 31... Things You Should Know ...
but probably don't!
1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's
made out of cotton.
|Feb. 28 ~ New Words ... Below Dick and Bill ...|
Feb 15, Dick shoots Lawyer .... Good
The Talk Shows are having a field day at
the expense of our VP Dick Cheney after
accidentally shooting his lawyer friend
while quail hunting. I've been in the
same situation and believe me it is not
hard to do. One false move by any of a
variety of parties involved and a quick
accident can occur. But it is still
funny, damn it!!!! This from
NBC’s Tonight Show host Jay Leno offered these gems:
"I guess the guy is going to be OK,” Leno said. "When the ambulance got there, out of force of habit they put Cheney on the stretcher … When people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 percent.”
Comedy Central’s host of "The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart, placed this incident in its proper historical perspective, recognizing that Cheney was the first U.S. vice president to shoot someone since Aaron Burr, who shot Alexander Hamilton during a duel in 1804:
"Hamilton, of course, was shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering,” Stewart said. "Whittington? Mistaken for a bird.”
Top radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh put a political spin on the accident, offering his listeners a choice:
"Would you rather go hunting with Dick Cheney or riding in a car over a bridge with Ted Kennedy?” Limbaugh asked. "At least Cheney takes you to the hospital.”
Even politicians got in on the act, including some who are genuinely fond of the vice president.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother to President George W. Bush, attended the Florida State Fair Governor’s Day Luncheon on Monday, and was given a promotional sticker to wear at the event.
Bush placed the bright orange sticker – the same color of a hunter’s vest - on his chest and quipped, "I’m a little concerned that Dick Cheney is going to walk in.”
Foreign newspapers also had a field day at the vice president’s expense. According to a report in The Seattle Times, two overseas headlines were most noteworthy.
The Herald in Scotland read, "Cheney Bags a Lawyer,” while the Sydney Morning Herald summarized with this headline, "Cheney Hunts Quail and the World Ducks.”
New Words ... From the Washington Post
The Washington Post's Style Invitational
once again asked readers to take any
word from the dictionary, alter it by
adding, subtracting, or changing one
letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are last year's winners:
I don't make it easy ~ you have to scroll all the way to the bottom for other new things ... but it's well worth the trip!
'Twas the Night before Christmas and all thru the house,
creature was stirring, not even a mouse
BRIAN E. PERAZONE
We have a new Silent Auction page ~ Try it out.
Prior News and Views
I Must be getting old ... going to my
45th High School Reunion tonight.
Wearing my ten gallon hat and my python
skin boots 'cause I know the bull crap
will be piling high ... be prepared!
Well. That was nice! Glad it's over.
|The political garbage being spilled out is becoming worse than the stench of the New Orleans backwaters ... below ...|
New Katrina Victim Letter Circulating ~ See 9-20 Report ...
also... 9-26-2005 ~ What one man Learned about Hurricanes ~ and ~ French Police Report from Paris ... See below ....
Wear the Fox Hat ... If You Dare.
Happy Fourth Of July, Veterans Day and a Fireworks Alternative ... on this occasion when the authorities frown on the finest of uses for small explosive devises ... try out the SG2000 Spud Gun for those high aerial displays and use the imagination for best results. Also, please don't attempt this unless you are a qualified POTATO GUN Safety Manager.
A Warrior Tribute ... Link index.htm
Sing It ... FRANKIE... you'll like this !
... also the Final Solution is below.
"There's a Nip in the Air this morning ~ must be another Pearl Harbor Day !"
04-28-04 Great New Items Are Added to Bottom ... this is like the past two years in review ~ lest we forget.
I don’t know why the media is so
surprised by the commitment, and thus
enlistment, of our brave men and women
to the Armed Forces.
If I were nineteen again, I would want
to go and kick ass too.
And today, there are plenty of butts
that need burning.
With the wisdom of youth like truth from
the mouths of babes, there is still a
sense of patriotic duty and now almost
an urgency in our younger generation.
So, to the liberals, the
non-believers, the appeasers and the
remnants of the me generation, you have
lost the battle for the hearts and minds
of our youth.
And thank God for them and for America’s
Is it only me
who notices dedicated expressions on the
faces of our troops in battle footage
against the enemy?
And that these jihadists, these seekers
of seventy virgins, need to hide their
mugs with their Mothers’ aprons.
These “Thugs of the Middle East” not
only hide behind the veil of religion
but also in the Mosques and holy places
How will even one virgin recognize a
dead terrorist with covered features? And when our military knows them it is easier to send them on
Come on you Muslim Warriors of God, you
Palestinian Patriots, you Defenders of
Islam, you Mobsters of Mid-east Mayhem,
have more gonzalees than your pre-teen
brethren and show your unwrapped faces
on news time Al-Jazeera TV and let our
soldiers know who you are, and also --
happy trails to you.
Can I clear up
the problem with the Democratic nominee
for President of the Greatest Country in
the entire World, John Kerry?
He is a Dork! Why would anyone in their right mind want to put the likes of
the new JFK at the helm of the Biggest
and Baddest Battle Star in this time of
war or peace?
Former presidential pair still like him,
Mr. Clinton passed on his hairdresser
and Mr. Gore, now that he probably
reaped enough interest, has passed on
his remaining six million dollars in
campaign funds to fellow dems, most to
And, oh ye-ah!
Our important First Amendment Rights,
now vehemently defended by radio
interests against FCC rules to curb the
So shock-jock, Howard Sterns, now wants
to replace President Bush ‘cause the
rules of decency stem from his
administration. I never see the libs who defend their right to say anything
ever defend the right of Second
Amendment advocates. You know, the right to own and shoot a gun instead of your
The leniency of using F_ _ _ as an
adjective in like “You f_ _ ing
is not good enough.
Sterns wants it for a verb – which is
verboten in FCC public land – so he can
simply say “F _ _ _ you!”
on the air.
Oh, Lordy, where has the world gone
And Fallujah, just keep f_ _ _ ing off and you’ll see some censorship by the Big Red Bad Ass US Eagle Shit on your head. As a quote from one US Soldier “We’ve been playing patty cake with them these last few days.” Good night, Iraq.
I just received this letter from one of our NEACA Members and it was obviously well thought out and describes one persons' concerns about our Country's direction. Terry lives in a small town in the NY State Adirondacks. He likes guns, enjoys hunting and works as an engineer. He, and many of his peers, who are real Republican in their philosophy have many questions about the Party leadership and direction. In the past elections, in what should be a Republican stronghold, the Democrats won. Terry and I have had political conversations and I know how he feels. I can only hope that the people who really matter also listen to the lonely cries echoing from the mountainside and heed the message borne on the wind.
Below, is a message I received by e-mail about a Wife's Pride and I thought you might like it. It follows my letter, however it is unverifiable as to the author or its authenticity.
If true, this is a wonderful homage to our truly dedicated and honest service people who are obeying their leaders directives and are sincerely making supreme sacrifices to deter terror in the world. Deep in my heart I feel her compassion and revere what the soldiers have given. This is a wonderful Country and worth defending the principles it stands for, such as honesty, morality, decency and the privileges that free people live with daily. If one honors our soldiers and is sincere about it, one would be offended when people ridicule their courageous deeds in the name of the American society. This is the case with this incident. And recently I have been told about how a silver star winner and triple purple heart winner is a fraud and joined the Navy to evade the dangers of the foot soldier. I think to myself that the silver star is only one step away from a congressional medal of honor and to disgrace the recipient is disgusting and repulsive to that person and any that might earn one. Forget that the person might like hominy and grits or fly a confederate flag on his home or have some other manner of living that we might or might not all agree with. That is one of the reasons that soldiers and Navy personnel sacrifice so much to protect this great nation.
Some of our great Congressional Representatives (and I don't mean just those Democrats) have come forth recently and have stated unequivocally that our soldiers have been sent into harms way in insufficient numbers to protect them (yes, I know - Clinton cut the military - just like Reagan when he closed all the bases and Bush who is closing more). The fact that large ammo dumps were left unguarded so the enemy could raid them and use the gun powder to make bombs and kill our great soldiers; the Red Cross has been warning of misconduct and a two star general, assigned to investigate problems, has also said the service people are understaffed, untrained and UNSUPERVISED!!!!!
I sincerely hope that this conflict was best spent in Iraq instead of Afghanistan, where the majority of the known terrorists have been reported by our "intelligence?" I sincerely hope that the loss of all these American lives wasn't in vain to satisfy private interests or vengeful acts. We, as Americans, should question our direction when several of the Cabinet officials are warning us that this might be the case and, as they see it, are the directions and desires of our top leaders.
I wonder how our top leader can really be serving our best interests when he suggests that it would be a really good Idea to allow the illegal (YES ILLEGAL) immigrants living in this country the automatic right to reside here as citizens. That one statement has caused a flood of immigrants into this country and the flood of people has crippled the Border Patrol, Coast Guard, Immigration and Naturalization, Customs, the Navy and all the other front line defenses that would likely stop the terrorist in the first line of defense. To me, it is totally irresponsible and un-Republican to act this way. Is it just to get votes or is it to allow cheap labor to the south western states.?
I am troubled by the obvious conflict of interest in business sent overseas - especially when our great military is reporting multi - million dollar fraud by these companies. I believe as you do, that we should honor our great military people that are honesty doing the work we have assigned them. Even when they are warning us about improprieties within. This government is set up on a system of checks and balances and you can't revere one part (our blessed front line soldiers) without revering the people reporting behind the scenes. Like the FBI agent that reported the likelihood of these events, the military reporting illegal charges to the services - cheating our service people out of money best spent to defend their positions. Or like the people who reported that in the days following the terrible tragedy that 24 of Osama's family members and other Royal Saudi family members were given top white house security clearance to leave the country, protected by an FBI agent for each planeload - when grieving Americans weren't even allowed to fly next to their lost kin.
As good Republicans and good Americans we must insure that our honest beliefs are correctly managed by our leaders and if they are not, then it is only right that we change those leaders before the opposition party does it for us. It isn't as if there aren't plenty of signals out there that don't warn us. We can't be a blind person in a roomful of deaf people.
I won't question the righteousness of the prison scandal. I will wonder why it ever got so out of hand. Where in hell was the leadership and supervision and training, etc.?
Dave, you don't need to be a brain surgeon to realize that the Democrats are totally missing the boat! If they truly represented the average person then they would support our right to gun ownership and guarantee themselves about 50-70 million more votes and lock in every election in the country. Such fools!!!! I may not agree with a stupid boss I work for but I do listen and try to learn from him. He might say something intelligent and I could learn from it. In the same regard, even though I disagree with the social attitude of the others I will listen to the positive things that come out and the positive things my representatives have to say. Then make up my own mind about things intelligently (as much as My intelligence will allow me to achieve).
God bless this country and May God direct the leadership to honest and positive achievements in using our money and support. And may he bless you and your family for the years of what I believe is one of the more intelligent efforts to organize our shows. Thanks, Terry.
Wife's Pride (Unverified Story)
THE FINAL SOLUTION
Why is it so clear to me, the solution to America’s problems today, that is; and most people, especially our politicians who could actually implement the solution, don’t seem to have a clue. Nor, does my final solution have anything to do with the espousal by Hitler.
However, during World War Two Japanese,
Italian and German aliens were interred
in camps to relieve the problems of
internal espionage and possible acts of
war within the boundaries of the USA.
It was then certainly an upheaval of
families and absolute infringements of
life, liberty and pursuits of happiness.
Aliens of those mentioned ethnicities
were definitely relieved of any form of
American or Western justice, as were
many American citizens of those
descents, some voluntary and some not.
The American homeland however, was made
safe during a time of war and strife.
We again are in a world war.
As in the 1940’s there are still
pacifists, atheists, religious zealots,
homosexuals, child molesters, illegal
aliens, and all other sorts of fringe
beings roaming free in America.
The difference today is they have merged
into the main stream, they know how to
garner media attention and they have
open agendas with friends in high
They also have the American Civil
Liberties Union, as well as a non-ending
supply of suit happy lawyers.
Times have changed dramatically in sixty
Still, sometimes the simpler solutions
to major problems should not be swept
aside with yesterday’s values.
Our war today is with terrorists; the
majority of terrorists are Middle
Eastern Muslims, internment camps were
used effectively during our last World
War, ergo – internment camps for Muslims
This then, is the beginning of the
solution to limit free roaming of
possible, and perhaps probable, persons
intent on internal espionage and acts of
war or sabotage.
Cruel and unjust punishment you ask?
Perhaps, but not unusual and certainly
A choice of relocation to their former
homeland could be offered.
Then a reasonably comfortable
alternative lifestyle would be given to
Muslims or Middle Eastern ethnicities in
a safe, cohesive environment and
Can we ask why would a country that was
sabotaged by Arabian Airline Pilots
still allow Arabs to fly or take flying
lessons within our borders?
Why should Middle Eastern persons be
allowed to drive large trucks throughout
our land when a mode of operendi is for
those same ethnics to truck bomb our
If a farmer is worried about a fox
outside his coup, why would he invite
the fox to live with his chickens?
Years ago the farmer would shoot the
fox, problem over. Today he might only trap him humanely or scare him away.
However, even as years have passed, the
fox is still the fox; it still wants to
eat our chickens. Radical Muslims still want to bomb our buildings.
The beginning of the American solution
is internment camps, deportation and
closing of our borders to possible
problem people who sympathize with those
whom we are at war.
The tightening of our borders is a key
link in the solution chain.
Business people dependent on cheap labor
insist the immigrant is essential.
Americans, it’s said, won’t work for the
They won’t stoop to the low esteem of
farmhand, picker, dishwasher, busboy or
Then, if big agriculture and business is
at the cause of illegal immigration and
their chief beneficial recipients, as
proud and generous Americans, why should
we all just standby and see these
immigrants being exploited?
We all say we abhor child labor in third
Why condone the same just under our
noses? With no illegal immigrants, no exploitation; another problem
If illegal immigrants were stopped and
deported and if illegals already here
were found and deported, it would be a
huge step to clear our land of illegals.
But, they would just come back tomorrow,
Tough times try men’s souls, as well as
Deterring people from illegally crossing
our borders is quite simple.
Unlike the prior Russians and the Berlin
Wall East Germans who shot people when
they tried to leave, I think we have a
right of defense and may shoot people
who try to circumvent the proper
Yes, a tough solution to a tougher
Mexico won’t like it, you say?
I say Mexico may be part of the problem,
but shooting a few illegal aliens may be
a big part of the solution.
And, I personally have nothing against
the Mexican people.
However, I don’t believe the Mexican
Government appreciates Hondurans,
Columbians, or even Americans sneaking
into their country.
They actually shoot them.
The large farms couldn’t operate without
the cheap labor provided from down
under, is one argument.
Well, I guess they will either have to
raise their wage scale, charge more
money for their produce, or go out of
Or, perhaps being a small farmer would
actually become profitable again with
the large farms out of business.
Was that a bad thing fifty or sixty
But who would work the land?
Who would stoop to pick tomatoes?
Perhaps another link in the solution
chain would be the drastic cut and
steady elimination of welfare.
When one gets real hungry, maybe one
would stoop to pick up a penny or
I don’t have to be hungry and I stoop
for change, though I know many of us are
way too proud – or not hungry enough.
Or one may even stoop to look for a job,
even if it was to pick tomatoes.
A large part of the solution is in
overhauling our welfare state.
Eliminating liberals in halls of power
would go a long way to ending dependency
on the dole. Remember, the worst thing that could happen to liberals or
left leaning Democrats is that Americans
stood on their own two feet.
Without dependants they would have no
What God fearing American Christian, who
is free to work and live and hunt and
fish as our fore fathers did, would need
Another problem solved.
Americans should strive to always do
better, seek an education to provide a
better life and live the golden rule of
doing to others, as we would have others
do for us.
Can you tell me why some States in our
Union, like New York and recently
Kansas, would provide free education and
even higher learning to illegal aliens
on a free basis but deny funds to its’
own American citizens?
It is true.
Simply listen to the current events or
read the national news.
Our American colleges and Universities
have sadly become bastions of
Today, if you pray to the devil and are
a homosexual, illegal minority in
America, you have it made!
I think even the Indians want to be
queer with envy.
Our pillars of higher learning are not
part of the American solution but a good
portion of the problem.
Deportation; sounds like an easy to use
tool of legal enforcement. Not so in America, especially if you are an illegal alien.
A cop can stop a car for a traffic check
and noticing contraband or drugs, arrest
that American citizen.
If a cop checked a license and found an
illegal alien however, he cannot arrest
an illegal and hence, never deportation
one would see.
A doctor can, and in some cases must,
report you an American citizen, for
slapping sense into your kid’s head but
can’t report when treating an illegal
Do I see a problem with the pattern?
Illegal protected, American
On and on we could go where the plight
of the meek and weak outweigh the right
of the American white.
And no, I am not prejudiced against any
race or color or creed.
We all are Americans, we all were
immigrants at one time, and we all
deserve equal justice and our own
pursuit of happiness.
The point is, are our liberal pursuits
of individual satisfaction and happiness
now infringing on the right of the
Two hundred years ago one could shoot a
robber as a matter of course.
A hundred years ago one could still
shoot an attacker as a matter of course.
In this year if you shoot your mouth off
at a homo or a minority – you may land
As the song goes, “Something’s Got to
The American way is surely not today.
And whether my solution is final or just
finally beginning the cure, one link at
a time needs to be forged again to win
Listening to its’ problems and forming an opinion is a start for each of us. Common sense and common duty must prevail. Our American values were not trampled upon sixty years ago nor do they need be now. But concise and abrupt steps need to emerge from our lawmakers to return America to Americans. Politicians need to know, we know and know how to defend our land and our rights and regain our cherished values. The way is by law and by vote. Those of us who don’t know enough to vote – and vote right – may inflict their ignorance on us all. They are truly the one big problem to the solution. This year vote your conscience, vote American.
A Response to the Solution
Reply- I do believe that the Interned in
this country were entirely Japanese
Americans, and not German or Italian.
In fact, many German and Italian
Americans fought and died for us during
the war in
However, since there is the potential
for Social disorder, terrorism, a second
Civil War, and even World War III, we
need to focus on ALL of our problems and
prioritize them for the new generation
growing up with
I want to see all Muslims in the
Our Politicians are and ever shall be
too focused on re-election and not
enough on doing the job right.
If we had a President with a
little more backbone (Obviously he at
least has one and Kerry doesn’t) he
would say “to hell with the numbers” and
start just doing the RIGHT THING.
Why do we turn away Europeans who want
to be here and actually have something
to offer, when we allow millions of
Mexicans in without anything more than
two arms, two legs and a mouth to feed…
illegally, and then give them amnesty
since they are already part of the
community and “no one wants the jobs
they do anyway.”
We should deport ALL
illegals, and all useless welfare
recipients and pan-handlers.
Let someone else deal with them… we
could always find a Reservation or
Internment Camp for them.
Put them on a commune and make them work
for their supper, and stop taking (tax)
money from Americans.
The Well Regulated Militia is back on
its way once a few more Human Rights and
Constitutional protections are eroded.
Homos should go back in the closet and
These perverted beings should be given
no remorse for their “life-style” choice
and abhorrent behavior in the same way
we look down on drug abusers and common
If there is a mental illness that
affects these beings, we should find a
cure… but there’s always the
With the inevitable Civil War looming
since nothing will be done,
contingencies need to be decided upon
and early warning signs discovered and
I think our friends in the World should
open their eyes and realize what’s left
As is the case with Terrorism, and our
Liberal back-stabbing seditious
bastards, there have to be good people
in other parts of the world who
understand what needs to be done. Our
Republic may not be strong enough to
hold itself right forever, and without
some outside help and a LOT more
backbone and strength inside, I fear it
may come to total destruction of our
enemies and a fight to the death for
Well, wasn't that Special??
I have a few things you people should read. Go to this page link FEMA Concentration and Internment Camps and learn what was and what may be in store.
Coming .... more.
Just In .......
06- 10- 04
We mourn the passing of President Ronald Reagan. May tomorrow bring eternal rest and peace to him and his Shining City on a Hill.
I just updated our Items of Interest pages, and added some very interesting nature photos to page two.
06- 16- 04
That's Our Guy
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, Arizona has been doing it the right way for years.
* He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving ... and charges the inmates.
* He prohibits smoking and porno magazines in the jail cells.
* He eliminated the inmates use of weights.
* He cut off all but "G" movies for inmates.
* He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on County and City projects. To be fair and sensitive he began chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
* He took away cable TV until he found a Federal Court Order required cable TV for jails. Now he only lets in the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel. Asked why the Weather Channel was allowed, he replied "So they will know how hot it is going to be while working on my chain gangs."
* He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value. When the inmates complained he told them, "This isn't the Ritz, if you don't like it don't come back!"
* He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape and pipes it into the cells. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series done by a Democrat, he replied, "that a Democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place."
I think I like this fellow. But there is more ...
With temperatures being even hotter than normal in Phoenix, over 116 degrees, the Associated Press reported:
2,000 inmates living in a
barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment
at the Maricopa County Jail have been
given permission to strip down to their
government-issued pink boxer shorts.
"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years. "It's inhumane."
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who
created the tent city and long ago
started making his prisoners wear pink
and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one
bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that
he told all of the inmates:
To learn more on Sheriff Joe Arpaio go to ...
10/26/04 This Election is Getting Real
Recent discussions with some friends, which several are gun dealers, have surprised Cathy and I about some of the misguided views they hold on the coming election - one of the most important in recent history. The next President will definitely appoint one or more Supreme Court Justices for starters. The War on Terror will either be won right or not in the next few years. Our National image and integrity will be carved in the shifting sands of Iraq and probably Iran. Our American ideals will be tested. Can you voters just do this little test that I like to perform on my customers when they come in to my gun store and ask, "What kind of gun should I get for protection?"
I say, "Close your eyes and think that you are an intruder in your darkened house and you hear this sound ~ (The subtle and unmistakable sound of the sliding pump action of a shotgun slamming home a chambered round as I activate the mechanism.) ~ the sound alone is enough to send the critter scurrying with a chill in the spine."
I say now of this election, "Voters, close your eyes and visualize a similar scary moment and listen for these words, 'President John Kerry will now take the oath of office'. Words like that should send chills up and down your spine." And, to make matters absolutely worse! Can you even imagine how this guy would run the business of this country after waking up each morning and staring first thing at First and Foremost Woman ~ Teresa? Oh, woe are we. Halloween is certainly the right time for scary thoughts as these. Make sure they don't become a reality, vote for our President, George W. Bush.
WHO I AM
By Cathy Petronis
I am a Republican.
Furthermore I am a Conservative
I am a Republican.
Furthermore I am a Conservative
When Democrats and Liberals talk about
the Republicans stealing votes, keeping
people from voting and being outright
criminals, I take offense.
I am a gun owner, hunter and licensed
I don’t know how many people out there
could pass the scrutiny to become a
Federal and State dealer.
I am opposed to political philosophies
that want to take away my right to
legally own guns. I am appalled by anyone who’s record is to be a gun control
advocate and uses a photo op to pretend
to be an avid hunter and protector of
Above all I am a woman, wife, mother and
grandmother and I am against abortion.
I don’t like people who profess to
believe in their religion but still
believe in abortion when their church
opposes it. There’s abstinence, birth control or adoption.
Just ask people who have been unable to
have children on their own.
I am a small business owner and not in
the upper 2% income bracket.
We’ve had some struggles the past 2
years but I have the depth of
intelligence to realize that 9/11 had a
terrible impact on the economy. When it comes to hospitalization, I pay almost $300 a month
but I have a choice of the type of care
I have. Ever ask the Canadians about their government health care?
I’m a tax preparer and I’ve seen close
to 90% of my clients paying lower income
taxes the past three years.
The only ones paying more are those
who’ve had a major increase in income or
I realize that people have different
views but I resent the fact that some
people don’t respect mine.
I will vote for George W. Bush for President for another four years because in my heart and my mind I know that he is the strong leader we need in these tough times to take care of me, my family, my state and this wonderful country we live in.
Nov. 17 ... I can already see the
effects with our President George W.
Bush in being re-elected as the
stock market rises and people are out
again and spending money. Four more
years of stunning achievements. Now all
we have to do is kill more militant
Muslims to make the world a safer
Jan. 7, 2005 ... Well, it is official.
The December Stats for NEACA.com are in
and we had over ONE MILLION hits. To be
exact we garnered 1,006,223 for the
month. It is a milestone for us and it
sets the New Year off with a bang. Four
gun orders from the site this week and a
bunch of other goodies. And, my Page
Maker file has most of our next Arms
Collectors Journal, all 16 pages are
nearing completion. AND, we have most
of our Civil War biographical novel
completed and hope to have that ready by
June. Things are working all the time
and 2005 looks like a really great year
upcoming! Happy New Year to All.
March 25, 2005 ... After many months of
trials and tribulations we have finally
brought our Arms Collectors Journal back
into print and also on-line. For the
first time in the history of my meager
mind and muscle we have become world
wide publishers of a newspaper. You
know what? I am proud of Cathy and
myself for this accomplishment. Go to
ACJ on-line to see our efforts.
May 1, 2005 ... Moving right along we
have our first two issues of our
Arms Collectors Journal
published and on line for viewing. We
also have some new stats which are very
nice; April hits were 1,674,282 the
visits 62,618 and the views were
44,002. Not too bad. That is like a
million and a half customers walking
past your store last month, over 62,000
taking a peek in your window and 44,000
of them coming in for a look around.
Now, if I can only get half of them to
spend at least Five Bucks before they
leave, I'm going on a trip around the
world! Give me one quick click to my
Site Map Page and you will find an
avenue or an aisle to roam.
After eating an entire bull, a mountain
lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along
and shot him. The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut. and.....
Long ago when men cursed and beat
the ground with sticks, it was called
witchcraft. Today it's called ...
GOLF. Will Rogers
Here is Something of Interest you all Should Pass On to Friends.
"Always Find a Silver Lining" ....or .... "If you got to be there, Make it Worthwhile"
Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement, not even her parents nasty divorce. Her mother even found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress her mother had! Jennifer asked his new wife to exchange it, but she refused.
"Absolutely not! I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it." She replied.
Jennifer told her mother the story and she graciously replied, "Never mind, sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day."
A few days later, they went shopping together and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "Are you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it."
Jennifer's mother just smiled and said, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner!"
and Remember to Always Wait for the ...
Rest of the Story.
One day Little
Johnny watched his daddy's car pass by
|06/15/2005 Posting ... Martians are Coming .....|
Our Saratoga Springs, New York Arms Fair
has become so popular that they come
from all across the nation to be here.
But recently we've found that our door
prize coupons have showed us that we
have visitors from many other nations
also coming to view the fine displays of
antique and collector and investment
firearms and vintage militaria. But
now, the vast network of Scientists who
work for us in trying to discover new
people to attract have made an
astounding discovery. It seems that the
planet Mars will be hovering at its
closest point to earth in over 60,000
years on the dates of our Show this
August 26, 27 and 28. And whatever
inhabitants of the Red Planet are there
are obviously wanting to get a better
look at our Saratoga Arms Fair and of
what all the fuss is about. We believe
that we are the first Gun Show Promoters
to be attracting such a response from
interstellar visitors. NEACA, First in
Performance ... Again! Read their
Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.
The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!
and next, Earth is catching up with Mars
in an encounter that will culminate in
the closest approach between the two
recorded history. The next time Mars may
come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's
gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its
orbit, astronomers can only be certain
that Mars has not come this close to
Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it
may be as long as 60,000 years before it
Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN
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Now I am going to explain about Tax Cuts in 2005
just a tax cut for the rich!", and that
statement is accepted as fact. But what
does that really mean? - The following
explanation may help.
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn't show up for dinner. (Proving that severely beating the guy that pays the bill makes him smarter.)
sat down and ate without him, (who needs
him anyway) but when they came to pay
the bill, they discovered that they
didn't have enough money between all of
them to meet even half of the bill!
(Creating dishwashers in an unforgiving
Not to leave out the Importance of Women
... One of my Gun Dealin'
Dysfunctionals' tells me thus:
1. It's important to have a woman who
helps at home, who cooks from time to
time, cleans up and has a job.
Should I name Names?
Stick it to the OIL Company Day ~
September 1, 2005
On the Other Side ... How 'bout this?
Bloody shame about those high oil and gas prices, according to this report by Jay Hancock published by the Chicago Tribune.
They're causing billions of dollars to be invested in petroleum production, which will increase supply. They're discouraging unnecessary driving, encouraging use of public transit and fuel-efficient cars and cueing industry to cut fuel costs, which will decrease demand.
And they're triggering billions more to be invested in new technologies such as solar power and hybrid engines, which will offer alternatives.
I hate to say it, but if this keeps up we might avoid a 1970s-style energy crisis, with its shortages, gas lines, severe recession and petroleum prices a third higher than they are now, adjusted for inflation. We might even set the stage for a new era of low oil prices, like we had in the 1980s and 1990s, or at least new stability.
Can't Congress do something about $2.60-a-gallon gas?
Check out the damage caused by exorbitant oil prices, as reported by news outlets across the globe.
In Libya, which has some of the biggest untapped crude reserves in the world, lifted sanctions and the prospect of getting $60 or more for a barrel is helping induce Chevron, Marathon and numerous others to open millions of acres for drilling.
Exploration is also creating jobs and expanding supply in Russia, Angola, China, Algeria, Britain, India, Canada, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Poland, Malaysia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago, reports Oil & Gas Investor.
The profit signal sent by $60 oil is so strong that last month the number of exploratory rigs around the world hit its highest level since 1986, says Baker Hughes, the petro services company.
Where are the energy czars and price controls to stop all this when you need them?
Capital projects are booming in the equipment and "downstream" sectors, too. Companies in South Korea, China, Singapore and the United States are addressing a drilling-rig shortage by building new hardware.
Chevron is expanding its Pascagoula, Miss., refinery by a fourth. Kinder Morgan and Sempra want to spend $3 billion on a pipeline bringing natural gas from the Rockies to the Midwest and East. Texas-based Valero and Conoco Phillips are spending billions to improve their ability to process sour crude, which is cheaper than sweet and will help bring down prices.
Thai Oil is spending $1 billion on new output capacity. Brazil just announced plans to increase processing capacity by 20 percent. China and India have doubled refining capacity in recent years.
In short, high prices have spurred the global petroleum industry to make up for decades of miserable investment and operating with rickety equipment. We're finally investing in the future and ensuring our ability to produce energy for our children.
Darn it. I hate it when that happens.
As rising oil prices make alternatives look attractive, we're also getting the strongest incentives in two decades to reduce our petro addiction and take the next step.
Public transit use seems to be rising. Ridership on the MARC commuter rail system is up 13 percent since 2003 despite ridiculous breakdowns and delays, The Sun reported last week. Public transit ridership also seems to be up mildly in places from Washington to St. Louis to Los Angeles, according to various newspaper reports.
Sales are soaring for "hybrid" vehicles that run on gas and electricity. Toyota doubled production of its Prius hybrid this year. Ford has a hybrid SUV. GM has a hybrid truck and says it could produce a fuel-cell car that runs on hydrogen by 2020.
Florida-based FPL Group is building up to 750 megawatts' worth of wind-powered electricity generation this year -- nearly half the capacity of Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs nuclear facility. Frederick-based BP Solar, a division of BP PLC, is expanding again after downsizing in 2003, the Frederick News-Post reported a few months ago.
Weirder and wilder stuff is on the way. Venture capitalists, the people who brought you Silicon Valley and the computer revolution, have gotten interested in energy. One of the partners at Baltimore's New Enterprise Associates is a Nobel Prize winner searching the globe for alternative-energy investments.
Gee, that doesn't sound so bad, actually. Maybe higher prices are part of an invisible hand creating economic order, as described by Adam Smith. Maybe $60 oil is beaming signals across the economy that will boost supply, cut demand and eventually lower prices, as described by Friedrich Hayek. Maybe we didn't need the energy bill Congress just passed.
Maybe, in a free market, the solution to $60 oil is -- $60 oil.
(The preceding report by Jay Hancock was published by the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005.)
Nah! Don't buy oil on September First.
RACIST, MY BUTT
The aid is pouring in for Katrina relief
Some good always comes from tragedy.
India and Pakistan have agreed to split
a relief campaign. Pakistan is sending more Paki’s to operate even more Seven-11
and other quick stop gas stations and
Indi’s are being sent to buy and run the
gulf coast motels.
It was heard that all they needed was
scraping out of some Mississippi mud and
they’d be just fine.
All profits to be donated to families
and relatives back home.
Japan and China are sending fishing
fleets to catch floating furniture and
will drag the delta for metals and iron
so they can reprocess the scrap to ship
back to the American people in the form
of statues of the middle finger pointing
to the heavens.
This sign of symbolism will enter thru
the newly renovated Port of New Orleans
created by the American taxpayers.
Hollywood sent Sean Penn to the rescue,
who then needed to be rescued.
They also are producing a new music tour
properly named Band Aid for Disaster
Relief, or BADR for short.
Some NRA members are sending bullets for
BAR’s to cops to quell gangs for
immediate use in the street to street
They’re the ones getting my money.
Funny we had not seen the leaders of the
dark side down in the New Orleans slums
and projects driving buses to get their
people out. I thought busing was their favorite issue.
Oh, that’s right; it was for schools not
for saving lives.
Where were Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson,
Mayor Ray Nagin and Charlie Rangel when
the tragedy was about to unfold?
Not driving buses to New Orleans, that’s
Sharpton was busy hugging the traitorous
mother in Texas, Jackson was kissing a
communist in Venezuela, Mayor Ray Nagin
was evacuating himself to Baton Rouge
and yelling for everyone else to run to
the Superdome and Charlie Rangel wasn’t
even heard from – hard to believe –
until the complaining period.
And, as usual, all the dems and libs got
together and now want to form a
commission to complain about how bad the
Many of us white folks are now looked
upon as racist evil doers because we see
If we are to be called racists, let me
tell you what I saw from my white
Instead of helping poor colored folks, I
saw the more important colored folks
leaving the threatened area or not
venturing into it and evacuating the
poor and infirmed.
I saw and heard complaints from these
same blacks about how the white
“government” didn’t do anything, meaning
the Bush administration.
The black government of Louisiana was in
charge of New Orleans and still is, the
white masters in Washington can’t help
Local relief is a local problem and
should be handled by locals with help
from Washington when requested.
You do remember that President Bush
created an Emergency Response and
Disaster Area even before the hurricane
This was so the locals could ask for
help and get it faster.
Guess who didn’t have a plan.
Guess who let their own people stay in
the path and wake of disaster.
When buses were needed guess whom had
hundreds parked in the low water line
when the levee was breached?
With the democrats telling the colored
folk that they will take care of them
for these past fifty years and with
their creation of a welfare state – both
in fact and in mind set - why would
anyone think most of these poor blacks
could think for themselves anymore?
Why try to get out of the way on their
own? “Someone will come get us!” Well folks, someone didn’t.
All the someone’s left.
I’m sorry, but if I know a category four
or five hurricane is coming and I’m
already six feet below ground level – I
Especially not in an attic without a
chain saw or crowbar.
Could it be that these people might have
been dependent on the rest of the people
just a bit too long?
The younger ones probably don’t even
know what a crowbar is but they know how
to get a gun and turn into professional
gang members and now looters.
At least they took initiative, a
wondrous thought as I see them in my
What a dilemma, are we actually shooting
the ones that show promise?
Finally, those stranded folks are
walking or boating out of the inner city
of New Orleans, the rest see too much of
an opportunity not to stay around.
I have at least six families of
relatives in the New Orleans area and
you know what?
They all got out before the storm hit.
They all have damaged homes.
None are blaming George Bush for a
relentless and daunting Act of God.
I personally lived thru a tornado.
My home was a disaster area and I
screamed at the press and politicians as
they all drove by gawking while the
authorities kept my family out, unable
to bring in help and equipment.
For several days and nights we lived
thru it but no Salvation Army, no Red
Cross and no electricity.
Eventually, the National Guard came and
I know personally of the upset lives.
But we managed.
Neighbor helped neighbor and we helped
Some looters tried it too but were
South Africa, France and even Cuba are
offering to send relief help for Katrina
Sorry, “refugees,” it sounds so much
more sinister here in the USA.
They can’t believe the white government
let all those colored people die or live
in misery in the world of the great
I have one request for aid from these
Please ask all these poor people
if they would like to come and live with
I think I know how many would go, zip,
Am I being a racist or a realist?
I think realist.
I also saw a young man – I think he was
colored but what’s the difference –
commandeered an unused, mind you, school
bus and took eighty of his stranded
Americans on an eight hour trip to
And they all even chipped in on gas.
I saw a three star American General of
our Army get off a plane and start
kicking ass to get things moving and
done – I think he was some kind of other
color than pure white, I cheered him on.
I saw Army and National guardsmen doing
the work that needed to be done, I don’t
remember their colors – I think black,
brown and green camouflage, I cheered
them on too.
But I’m still a racist, like all us
Middle American white folks because we
see reality, we see people helping
others, we see people helping themselves
– and we see colored people helping
themselves to big screen TV’s in the
flood waters of the Mississippi delta.
Delta Dawn maybe had no shoes but she
was still proud and knew how to help
Am I a racist when I think that our
borders should be sealed to all but
legal immigrants who want to be
Americans and share in our good fortune;
the good fortune that was made with
sweat, tears and heartaches.
Welfare was neighbor helping neighbor,
not government handing out checks to the
Families – you know, man and woman,
kids, etc. – helped out their relatives,
not wondering if the government was
going to provide for them.
That’s the way it used to be, period!
Not today, that is the way it used to
be. Is reality, racist?
Perhaps the wake up call was long
overdue and just turning over and going
back to sleep isn’t an option again.
It’s time to shake the covers off and
get the hell out of bed with the
environmentalists, liberals and
do-gooders, i.e. Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton
- and get America back to being America
Get our refineries in action and new
Oil from the Gulf and Alaska should be
pumped to refineries in the Midwest and
turned into American black gold once
I can live with $1.89 a gallon for gas –
but never at over $3.00! Build back
America, buy American; Let my money
I don’t mind a nuclear plant in my back
yard if I can get real cheap electric
Give and take is what we need.
Clean coal can still be used and trees
will continue to grow with conservation
and best use of resources.
And I think our money should be spent on
railroads and new bridges instead of
aids in Africa or military bases in
Germany and Korea.
Move them to where the oil is and
drop a few nukes on Fallujah and Syria
just to show the world who we are and we
Above all, let’s send these terrorist
bastards to rape their virgins with
Allah and I say, “God’s speed to all.”
Is that being racist?
You bet your ass, it is!
Proud to be an American realist,
whatever hue I am.
September 6, 2005
... September 8, 2005 ... This Just In
... It's Not Just
Australia - The Right to Leave Our Country - YOU Have the right - the right to leave !
Because Sydney did not want to offend other cultures by putting up Christmas lights...
and after hearing that the State of South Australia changed its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her face covered...
this prompted this editorial written by an Australian citizen and published in an Australian newspaper.
IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It, I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.
However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia.
However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.
This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.
This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the language!
"In God We Trust" is our National Motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, Because God is part of our culture.
If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.
We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, And we really don't care how you did things where you came from.
This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.
But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE".
If you aren't happy here then f#@* off! We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.
Pretty easy really, when you think about it.
(I think that about says it all from down under.)
Gov. Kathleen Blanco's Bureaucrats Blocked Food and Water
The Red Cross was reportedly ready to deliver food, water and other supplies to flood-ravaged refugees who were sweltering inside New Orleans' Superdome last week - but the relief was blocked by bureaucrats who worked for Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
Fox News Channel's Major Garrett reported Wednesday that the Red Cross had "trucks with water, food, hygiene equipment, all sorts of things ready to go ... to the Superdome and Convention Center."
But the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security, Garrett said, "told them they could not go."
"The Red Cross tells me that Louisiana's Department of Homeland Security said, 'Look, we do not want to create a magnet for more people to come to the Superdome or Convention Center, we want to get them out,'" he explained.
"So at the same time local officials were screaming where is the food, where is the water, the Red Cross was standing by ready [and] the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security said you can't go."
The Welfare State
When nailed by a natural disaster, demonstrates it's obscene success in molding "sheep" out of human beings!
by Robert Tracinski
September 2, 2005
It took four long days for state and federal officials to figure out how to deal with the disaster in New Orleans. I can't blame them, because it also took me four long days to figure out what was going on there. The reason is that the events there make no sense if you think that we are confronting a natural disaster.
If this is just a natural disaster, the response for public officials is obvious: you bring in food, water, and doctors; you send transportation to evacuate refugees to temporary shelters; you send engineers to stop the flooding and rebuild the city's infrastructure. For journalists, natural disasters also have a familiar pattern: the heroism of ordinary people pulling together to survive; the hard work and dedication of doctors, nurses, and rescue workers; the steps being taken to clean up and rebuild.
Public officials did not expect that the first thing they would have to do is to send thousands of armed troops in armored vehicle, as if they are suppressing an enemy insurgency. And journalists-myself included-did not expect that the story would not be about rain, wind, and flooding, but about rape, murder, and looting.
But this is not a natural disaster. It is a man-made disaster.
The man-made disaster is not an inadequate or incompetent response by federal relief agencies, and it was not directly caused by Hurricane Katrina. This is where just about every newspaper and television channel has gotten the story wrong.
The man-made disaster we are now witnessing in New Orleans did not happen over four days last week. It happened over the past four decades. Hurricane Katrina merely exposed it to public view.
The man-made disaster is the welfare state.
For the past few days, I have found the news from New Orleans to be confusing. People were not behaving as you would expect them to behave in an emergency-indeed, they were not behaving as they have behaved in other emergencies. That is what has shocked so many people: they have been saying that this is not what we expect from America. In fact, it is not even what we expect from a Third World country.
When confronted with a disaster, people usually rise to the occasion. They work together to rescue people in danger, and they spontaneously organize to keep order and solve problems. This is especially true in America. We are an enterprising people, used to relying on our own initiative rather than waiting around for the government to take care of us. I have seen this a hundred times, in small examples (a small town whose main traffic light had gone out, causing ordinary citizens to get out of their cars and serve as impromptu traffic cops, directing cars through the intersection) and large ones (the spontaneous response of New Yorkers to September 11).
So what explains the chaos in New Orleans? To give you an idea of the magnitude of what is going on, here is a description from a Washington Times story :
"Storm victims are raped and beaten; fights erupt with flying fists, knives and guns; fires are breaking out; corpses litter the streets; and police and rescue helicopters are repeatedly fired on.
"The plea from Mayor C. Ray Nagin came even as National Guardsmen poured in to restore order and stop the looting, car jackings and gunfire....
"Last night, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco said 300 Iraq- hardened Arkansas National Guard members were inside New Orleans with shoot to kill orders.
" 'These troops are...under my orders to restore order in the streets,' she said. 'They have M-16s, and they are locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will.' "
The reference to Iraq is eerie. The photo that accompanies this article shows a SWAT team with rifles and armored vests riding on an armored vehicle through trash-strewn streets lined by a rabble of squalid, listless people, one of whom appears to be yelling at them. It looks exactly like a scene from Sadr City in Baghdad.
What explains bands of thugs using a natural disaster as an excuse for an orgy of looting, armed robbery, and rape? What causes unruly mobs to storm the very buses that have arrived to evacuate them, causing the drivers to speed away, frightened for their lives? What causes people to attack the doctors trying to treat patients at the Superdome?
Why are people responding to natural destruction by causing further destruction? Why are they attacking the people who are trying to help them?
My wife, Sherri, figured it out first, and she figured it out on a sense-of-life level. While watching the coverage one night on Fox News Channel, she told me that she was getting a familiar feeling. She studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Chicago, which is located in the South Side of Chicago just blocks away from the Robert Taylor Homes, one of the largest high-rise public housing projects in America. "The projects," as they were known, were infamous for uncontrollable crime and irremediable squalor. (They have since, mercifully, been demolished .)
What Sherri was getting from last night's television coverage was a whiff of the sense of life of "the projects." Then the "crawl"-the informational phrases flashed at the bottom of the screen on most news channels- gave some vital statistics to confirm this sense: 75% of the residents of New Orleans had already evacuated before the hurricane, and of those who remained, a large number were from the city's public housing projects. Jack Wakeland then told me that early reports from CNN and Fox indicated that the city had no plan for evacuating all of the prisoners in the city's jails-so they just let many of them loose. [Update: I have been searching for news reports on this last story, but I have not been able to confirm it. Instead, I have found numerous reports about the collapse of the corrupt and incompetent New Orleans Police Department; see here and here.]
There is no doubt a significant overlap between these two populations-- that is, a large number of people in the jails used to live in the housing projects, and vice versa.
There were many decent, innocent people trapped in New Orleans when the deluge hit-but they were trapped alongside large numbers of people from two groups: criminals-and wards of the welfare state, people selected, over decades, for their lack of initiative and self-induced helplessness. The welfare wards were a mass of sheep-on whom the incompetent administration of New Orleans unleashed a pack of wolves.
All of this is related, incidentally, to the incompetence of the city government, which failed to plan for a total evacuation of the city, despite the knowledge that this might be necessary. In a city corrupted by the welfare state, the job of city officials is to ensure the flow of handouts to welfare recipients and patronage to political supporters-not to ensure a lawful, orderly evacuation in case of emergency.
No one has really reported this story, as far as I can tell. In fact, some are already actively distorting it, blaming President Bush, for example, for failing to personally ensure that the Mayor of New Orleans had drafted an adequate evacuation plan. The worst example is an execrable piece from the Toronto Globe and Mail , by a supercilious Canadian who blames the chaos on American "individualism." But the truth is precisely the opposite: the chaos was caused by a system that was the exact opposite of individualism.
What Hurricane Katrina exposed was the psychological consequences of the welfare state. What we consider "normal" behavior in an emergency is behavior that is normal for people who have values and take the responsibility to pursue and protect them. People with values respond to a disaster by fighting against it and doing whatever it takes to overcome the difficulties they face. They don't sit around and complain that the government hasn't taken care of them. And they don't use the chaos of a disaster as an opportunity to prey on their fellow men.
But what about criminals and welfare parasites? Do they worry about saving their houses and property? They don't, because they don't own anything. Do they worry about what is going to happen to their businesses or how they are going to make a living? They never worried about those things before. Do they worry about crime and looting? But living off of stolen wealth is a way of life for them.
People living in piles of their own trash, while petulantly complaining that other people aren't doing enough to take care of them and then shooting at those who come to rescue them-this is not just a description of the chaos at the Superdome. It is a perfect summary of the 40-year history of the welfare state and its public housing projects.
The welfare state-and the brutish, uncivilized mentality it sustains and encourages-is the man-made disaster that explains the moral ugliness that has swamped New Orleans. And that is the story that no one is reporting.
Source: TIA Daily -- September 2, 2005
Didn't I just say all that above?
Oh, for the good ol' days of fifty years ago ... life was so much better and cheaper, ya' think?
September 20, 2005 Report ... I received this in e-mail:
I thought I might inform the few
friends I have on my recent traumatic
experience. I am going to tell it
straight, blunt, raw, and I don't give a
damn. Long read, I know but please do
Was This All True? I replied to the sender with this answer, you decide.
Hi Sender, In this world of fast paced connections sometimes we have to hesitate in the knee jerk reactions to forward everything we receive. All is not truthful out there in cyber land. I would be among the first to agree that the story and experience of this volunteer is true because I don't particularly give colored people an "A" in societal gatherings or even an "E" for the effort of getting on in life with hard work and responsible practices. But, I have learned to be a cynic and not believe half of what I hear and less of what I read so I have found ways to verify things. One is by going to this site where Urban Legends are discussed in detail http://www.snopes.com/katrina/personal/volunteer.asp and see what these folks have learned about a particular subject, usually "web letters." It takes time, but I'd rather be right than wrong. In this case the jury is still out. Thanks for the mail. Dave
9-26-05 ... What One Man Learned About
Things I have learned from watching the news on TV during the last 8 days and how it adds sarcasm to tragedy.
No Negro needing rescuing weighs less than 300 pounds. Most people will drop a stolen item when someone points a gun at them. The only difference between Oil Company CEO's and looters, is that looters can be identified from TV film footage. No legal action will ever be taken against either.
Martial law is only declared in white communities. The hurricane only hit colored family's property. New Orleans was devastated and no other city was affected by the hurricane. New Orleans has no white people. White folks don't make good news stories.
Mississippi is reported to have blown
down trees. The hurricane blew a
limb off a tree in the yard of an
Alabama resident. Only black
family members from New Orleans got
separated in the hurricane rescue
warnings to evacuate and the white folks
will come get you and give you money for
being stupid. Oh yeah, it was all
Bush's fault because he didn't sign the
This Just in From Paris ...
Associated Press: Friday, Sept. 26, 2005; 11:00 PM Paris, France --
Lance Armstrong's record setting seventh Tour de France victory, along with his entire Tour de France legacy, may be tarnished by what could turn out to be one of the greatest sports scandals of all time.
Armstrong is being quizzed by French police after three banned substances were found in his South of France hotel room while on vacation after winning the 2005 Tour de France.
The three substances found were toothpaste, deodorant, and soap, which have been banned by French authorities for over 75 years. Armstrong's girlfriend and American rocker Sheryl Crowe is quoted as saying, "We use them every day in America, so we naturally thought they'd be okay throughout Europe."
with these three banned substances,
French authorities also physically
searched Armstrong himself and found
several other interesting items that
they have never seen before, including a
backbone and large testicles.
Our Pending Loss of Civil Liberties: The
Which of My Rights Will Be Lost?
By David Petronis, 2 January 2006
When Democrats and liberal or “moderate” Republicans complain today that the Patriot Act is going to infringe on or make me lose my precious “civil liberties” I truly wonder how bad my personal life will soon become. If Congress passes the renewal of this four-year-old law just when will I start to feel the loss of these liberties? And what freedoms, if any will I lose? If I am a terrorist or thinking about subverting the government, I kinda’ hope like, now! But, so far, if you discount airline travel, I hadn’t noticed I lost any, nothing, nil, none, nada. And as for the searches and confiscation of my pocket knife before I can board a plane, well, I have to go along with it but I don’t feel any safer when I fly – I’d rather be able to carry my personal hand gun wherever I go. Then I’d feel safer!
Knowing that a myriad of companies that do business with airports no doubt have questionable employees that can and may enter restricted areas with opportunities to plant or deliver illegal substances to other people or to put virulent things in various places while some high school dropout is searching my shoes just doesn’t make me feel safe. Hit or miss x-ray inspection of my tagged baggage and singling out every tenth person in line for routine pat down of high explosive bandoliers can’t quite raise my feeling of security.
I am positively secure in my feelings that our politicians really feel better that they made us go thru all these rights infringements. Congressional Rule 101: When one knows not what to do, pass a “Feel Good Law.” However, try not to infringe on the minority in the process.
But if a rag headed Islamic terrorist
with a forged drivers license carrying a
Koran skillfully hollowed out to hold a
pound of high explosive, looks sweaty
and jittery the security personnel
shouldn’t single him out for pat-down
because it might infringe on his civil
liberty, normally called “fitting the
I’m sorry but that minority person’s
civil liberty should be infringed upon
before being allowed to board my plane.
Especially when George Bush just got
finished with monitoring his “death to
Americans” cell phone call received from
Osama Bin Ladin.
Just who are these subversive libs
trying to protect?
Bit by bit and year-by-year for the last
few decades, each of our civil rights
has been diminished.
When you drink water from your tap do
you know what’s been added to it?
My right to drink pure unadulterated
mountain stream water has been infringed
My God given and historical right to
hunt on public property in Central Park
has been gone for over a century, as is
the right to hunt and gather like our
Ancestors once did in most State and
Not even to mention my right to drive
the animals’ nuts while speeding thru
the snow on my Yamaha in Yellowstone.
All gone forever.
In fact, when I want to speed down by
the levy in my Chevy, I can’t.
But if I try, I must strap into my seat
Wasn’t our given right of enjoyment and
free movement infringed upon both in
place and circumstance?
I don’t like it but I have to live with
In many places you can’t light up
your property because it may bother the
neighbors; you can’t raise pigs and
chickens in your condo and you can’t
light up a weed in your home or even a
smoke in a bar.
Haven’t we all given up our rights and
civil liberties on a continual basis?
How much worse can the Patriot Act be?
Each and every one of those rights we’ve
lost has been thru the efforts of good
deed people trying to protect our own
selves or others living among us.
Have they been so disastrous to our
freedom loving culture or personal
No, uncomfortable to some but not a
disaster to the majority of Americans.
But I still don’t like giving up
any of my freedoms.
So, why should giving up your “endowed by the creator” (whom most liberals don’t believe in anyway) “right to a private phone call” to or from Al-Qaida be so important? I just can’t see the problem. Especially when listening in on a terrorist plan to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge could pretty much help stop the act. Where is George going wrong here?
We all would like to be able to run free
and naked down the street.
Well, maybe not all of us but you know.
Being an avid Second Amendment supporter
I believe every responsible adult should
be able to own and carry a gun wherever
and whenever they choose.
You want to see muggings and crime go
down in a hurry, pass that bill.
Plus its’ counterpart like one signed
into law last year by Governor Jeb Bush
in Florida, where you don’t have to flee
your home when threatened by an invader
– as in New York.
It’s called the
"Castle Doctrine" which eliminates the
duty to retreat from criminal attack and
ensures that their criminal attacker
can’t sue citizens who defend
Gun control in one’s home should be the
ability to put a well placed round
between the eyes of some perp.
Even without the National Rifle
Association support, and remembering the
Red Dawn saga, for the continuation and
extension of those Second Amendment
Rights I would gladly undergo scrutiny
and registration for a National Gun
One law that indeed would make me more
secure in my own well being, but my
right to privacy would also have been
I would have to prove I wasn’t a felon,
a druggy, a harasser or wife beater, and
probably not on mind numbing drugs
prescribed by the local psychiatrist.
Fine with me.
In today’s world it’s a balancing act of
take a little bad for a little more
The days of Bison roaming free in
Newark, New Jersey are just about over,
And the time has come to renew and
strengthen that Freedom mongering
If for no other reason than to keep the
God fearing American majority free from
terror and harm by a heathen minority.
Sorry about that, but liberty works in
both ways, especially in War.
Or did you not know we were in one?
Muhammad or just Yakmed ... It's just
the raghead Yakmed thinking about out
running that missile. Don't think so!!
is the new Boston Law Firm of Dickum,
Drownum and Taxum, DDT for short. A
real alliance of specialists who just
received their invitations for Quail
hunting in Texas. Good luck, boys!
... and you thought Yakmed the Terrorist was scary.