Thursday, July 31, 2014

THE WAR ON THE BORDER

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We look on the tube and we see war everywhere... Israel, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Africa... But, we don't grasp what is happening on our own southern border with Mexico.  I'm not addressing the mass of illegals crossing the border; I'm talking about open warfare.  

Members of Mexican drug cartel routinely are firing automatic rifles across the border at our Border Patrol Agents.  FOX NEWS reports that just last week a game warden was hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft; police officers were wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder; and criminals spewed obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for, and receiving, medical treatment.  

We know that the drug cartels are seizing upon the absence of Border Patrol Agents who are busy tending to the influx of illegal children to run their drugs across the border.  Anyone with any knowledge of the border situation will agree that the border is virtually wide open.  

Why is it that everytime someone like Jan Brewer or Rick Perry makes a move to stop this problem they get branded as being racist against Mexicans and as being anti-immigrants?  Doesn't anyone grasp the magnitude of this problem? 

It doesn't take Congress to pass legislation.  It shouldn't take border governors to intervene.  All it takes is for the Absentee President in the White House to order the Justice Department to enforce the law, while sending a few thousand troops to seal the border off.  All Obama has to do is sign an order and make a telephone call.  

Why won't Americans stand up and make him do his damned job?  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GUN NEWS

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A Federal Judge has ruled that residents of Washington D.C. can carry their guns in public and can have concealed-carry permits.  Their reasoning: "Just because you leave your house doesn't mean you lose your rights."  But, before Washingtonians had the opportunity to strap on their weapons, the Judge declared a 90-day stay to allow opponents to file an appeal and/or design new laws and regulations to deal with the ruling. 

In the meanwhile, a wacko went into a mental health clinic, pulled out his gun and started shooting, killing a counselor.  A staff doctor pulled out his own gun and shot the wacko; others came in and controlled the suspect until the cops arrived.  The clinic has a policy that no one except security personnel is permitted to have a  gun on the premises, but it appears they are going to make an exception in this case.  

Both of these events show some promise in the gun control battle.  The Judge's ruling was absolutely correct and the clinic is to be congratulated for showing a little common sense in the administration of its policy.  

I have to get back to the underlying issue of carrying a gun: Why does one consider it necessary to carry openly or concealed?  In the first place, I consider open-carry to be vulgar and an invitation for trouble; it's somewhat akin to walking around with your fly open and your dangle dangling.  Generally speaking, those "Rambos" use hubcaps for belt buckles.  Those who conceal-carry and who are not off-duty cops or undercover agents sincerely want to protect themselves and those who accompany them from potential violence.  

The plain fact is that the likelihood of a law enforcement officer being on the scene when a thug starts an act of violence are slim and none.  Moreover, the odds of one appearing within five minutes are also slim and none.  Finally, the odds of the thug listening to you when you plead, "Please don't shoot," are likewise slim and none.  

Yes, I believe one should have a permit to carry as long as the fee is reasonable and the requirements are not insane.  There should be a mental and criminal background check and required training in applicable laws as well as range firing to prove competency in handling the weapon.  Beyond that, there should be no restrictions.  

While I do not believe in a Federal permit to carry, I do believe that every state should recognize and accept concealed carry permits issued by every other state.  And, under the circumstances outlined here, I believe that those who have a permit to carry should be authorized to carry anywhere, the only exceptions being a Courthouse, within proximity of the President or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.   

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OBAMA HUFFS AND PUFFS; WILL THE KREMLIN COME TUMBLING DOWN?

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Obama has penned a letter to Putin protesting that Russia has broken the 1987 treaty against testing cruise missiles, and more specifically that Putin has been doing so on a regular basis since 2008.  The administration has also released satellite images which clearly show that Russia is firing heavy artillery rounds from Russia into Ukraine. 

Gosh.  Gee whillikers.  You don't suppose Obama has drawn another one of those infamous "red lines" do you?  Maybe, when he waffles on this one, Assad will bail Obama's fanny out. 

Why do you suppose Obama knew of these tests since 2008 and didn't say a damned word to anyone about it until yesterday?  Could it be because his ratings are in the toilet?  One does get the impression of a flailing President, grasping at straws or anything else he can to prevent his ship from sinking in the quick sand.  

I really should not be poking fun at this imbecile; after all, it's the future of America's existence that is on the line.  But, I should also point out that a five-year-old kid in kindergarten could do a better job of leading this country than Obama is unless, of course, he's already been subjected to "Common Core."  

The question is: Can he be impeached?  The logical answer: He'll get off on a plea of insanity. 

In the meanwhile, my bet is that Putin is not losing any sleep over Obama's letter.   Hell, it'll take three weeks to get there.  If it was so damned important, you'd expect Obama to get Putin on the phone.  Oh... I forgot that Putin's not taking any calls from Obama anymore. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

NFL HAS NO BUSINESS SUSPENDING RICE

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I take issue with the right or the responsibility of the NFL, or any employer for that matter, to discipline an employee for criminal or civil infractions of the law that occur outside of the scope of employment.  Now, don't get me wrong: If the activity involves the physical ability of the employee to safely perform his employment duties, then I don't have an issue with it.  Hence, I don't have a problem with punishment for illegal drug use, legal drug abuse, steroids, etc.  

The realm for prosecution for wrongs against humanity is the criminal justice system, just as the realm for perceived wrongs between individuals is in a civil proceeding.  When you allow or require an employer to also administer some judgment and to take action accordingly, that is not only double-jeopardy but it is also an interference in the employer-employee relationship and, I believe, a violation of the right to privacy.  

Hence, when Ray Rice beat on his girlfriend, the NFL should have kept its nose totally out of it.  Now, if the criminal judge sentences him to a month in jail and he misses playing four games because of it, then he can be and should be punished for failure to perform his duties or his end of the contract. 

But, I'll be damned if I want my boss suspending ME for a week because I'm fat, I had an affair with a married woman or I got a parking ticket... and those absurdities are where this country is heading  if we allow this liberal encroachment on fundamental rights in this country to continue unchecked, unfettered.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

OBAMA NOW FEARS IMPEACHMENT

There has been a totally unexpected development at the White House: El Presidente Obama has come to understand that should he grant the illegals amnesty under an Executive Order as he has been intending to do while Congress goes on vacation starting next week, the odds of his being impeached increase dramatically.  

The situation is that Americans as a whole, across all political lines, are sick and tired of the immigration mess.  As a result, the Democrats have come to understand that their jobs will be on the line in November.  Add that threat to ObamaCare woes, the Benghazi cover-up, the I.R.S. dirt and a flailing foreign policy, and the Democrats are jumping Obama's ship like the rats they really are.

Up to this point, it has been a safe bet that even if the House voted Articles of Impeachment against Obama, the Democrat-controlled Senate would never find him guilty; they might even refuse to have a trial as required by the Constitution.  But now, with the very future of their party at stake, observers feel that the Senate would have a difficult time obtaining enough votes to save Obama.

So, El Presidente decided he'd better at least try to talk with the leaders of the Central American countries where the current batch of illegals are embarking from.  And, for the moment at least, plans to grant blanket amnesty have stalled.  

My fellow Americans, thank you for stepping up to the plate at last.  Without you and your voices of disdain, the message to Obama would already have fallen on deaf ears.  And, he may yet go ahead with his plan and let the chips fall where they may.  But, we have to keep the heat on and we have to constantly, daily remind Congress that we HAVE had enough.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.    

Friday, July 25, 2014

I.R.S.: IS CONGRESS BUFFALOED?

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Why, you ask, is the I.R.S.. playing these games over missing emails?  First, Lerner pleads the Fifth, then her emails come up missing.  Then the President sends in John Koskinen to clean up the I.R.S. mess and he is obviously lying and stonewalling.  Then they decide to go after other emails in the I.R.S. to see what Lerner might have sent them and we have six more computers crash.  Now, that number is up to 20 including computers in some other agencies that may have head dealings with Lerner. 

It's not just Lerner who's in the hot seat or they probably would have let her fry.  So, why are the "viruses" that are causing the computers to "crash" spreading like wildfire?  Suddenly, backups appear, but the I.R.S. isn't turning them over.  The D.O.J. conducted what is obviously a sham investigation.   

What's their game plan?  

I believe the "missing" emails contain undeniable evidence that Lerner was carrying out her nefarious plots at the behest of the White House and that the game plan is to keep anyone from being able to prove that before the November elections.  That explains the lies, the destruction of evidence... everything.

And here we sit like bumps on a log with our mouths shut.    

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.