Sunday, December 27, 2009

If Real People were in Charge of Airline Security

 Merry Christmas from Al Qaida was the message brought by 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to the city of Detroit on Friday. I'm sorry, it's time to start profiling these nuts.
A few facts about this guy:
1. His father warned the US embassy in Nigeria that Umar was a threat.
2. He was placed on a watch list but not the "do not fly list" by US officials.
3. According to Fox News he was not “watchlisted” as of 25 December 2009.
4. He was seated in the section of the aircraft most vulnerable to explosion:
A former government official who is very familiar with airline security but not involved in this investigation, told Fox News that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's airplane seat selection does not appear to have been randomly selected. The suspected terrorist was sitting in seat 19A, which, according to the official, is located right above the fuel tanks, atop the wing and next to the skin of the aircraft.
If there is an explosion, the official said there is a high likelihood that the explosion could be accelerated by the fuel tank, damaging the plane's structure and puncturing the skin, which would bring down the plane.
The official said that when homeland security analyzes attempted plots, one of the first things they look at it is where the suspect was sitting on the aircraft. This seat selection is considered one of the two most vulnerable parts of the aircraft, according to the official.

It's time for profiling these idiots. So here's what you do, National Security guys. You give your big long watch list to the airlines and let them decide what to do with them. Flight attendants are trained to lie and disarm. Here's the way it might have gone Saturday:

Boarding Supervisor: Take a look at that name, sound Arab to you?
Flight Attendant: Ya think? Let's check the list. There he is, he's on it. But not a "no flyer."
Boarding Super: let's see where this joker is seated. Hmm. 19A, that's right over the wing. Says here he's a diabetic. gives him a pass on carrying liquid meds. What do you think?
Flight Attendant: Let's call him up. I definitely want to change his seat.
Supervisor: (announcing) Mr. Adu Taliban, Mr. "Imfromthetaliban"  of Nigeria, please come to the podium.

Abdumutallab, (approaching the podium nervously): yes, is there something wrong?

Flight attendant and Boarding supervisor look at each other and nod
Boarding Supervisor: Mr. Abdumatallab, we would like to board you first. Please follow our flight attendant, and this security guard onto the plane. Because of your medical condition we would like to board you first.

Boarding Supervisor: (after they have left, announcing): We have a few seat changes on our flight this afternoon--if I can have volunteers who are willing to serve as "passenger watchers" come to the podium at this time I can offer free tickets to wherever Northwest flies....

On the aircraft--
Flight Attendant: Mr. Abdumatallab, for your own safety and the safety of our passengers, we are seating you in the back of the aircraft next to the bathroom, it's the safest place on the plane. I'll hang on to your bag with your medication, you can just ring if you need it. I'll keep my eye on you the whole flight so you won't have anything to worry about. Oh, and you'll be right across from the Israeli rugby team, so I'll have some nice strong men to take you--help me if you have a seizure. Enjoy your flight.

There you go, no rights violated. the threat is reduced, and the would be terrorist (if he doesn't pee his pants) is less likely to follow through with any attempt. If only the world was a sane place. 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Elect Robert Park for Raul's seat in Congress

While Southern Arizona's Raul Grijalva enjoys Christmas at home after speaking out in favor of oppressive government, Robert Park today is in North Korean custody for acting out against it.

Park, a Korean American, walked across the border into North Korea today shouting, "I am an American citizen. I brought God's love. God loves you and God bless you." There is no word yet of what has happened to him.

Park's actions, planned for several months and videotaped by friends, appear timed to bring attention to North Korea's horrendous human rights record on a slow news day (but hey, they have a Public Option). He is obviously as politically astute as he is brave. which is why I propose that Southern Arizonans nominate Park as a write in Candidate against Grijalva in the general election this Fall.

Park represents everything that Arizonans stand for: freedom of speech, religion, public expression, and the balls to thumb his nose at tyranny. What more could you ask for in an Arizonan? Grijalva represents none of these ideals. He is a coward who hides behind policies and organizational structures that undermine the work ethic that strengthens. freedom.

So, as an Arizona voter, I can think of no better candidate to restore dignity to our representation in Washington than Robert Park (If he is still alive in November).

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's a Wonderful Country Part III: Every Time. . .

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

As Rush and Clarence land back to Missouri (Angel Airlines, Second Class), snow begins falling outside the window.
Rush: Hey Clarence, its still Christmas, right? I love this time of year! How about some Manheim Steamroller?
Clarence: Uh, Rush, I'm sorry but there is no Manheim Steamroller.
Rush: No Manheim Steamroller? What?
Clarence: No Rush, Chip Davis became discouraged when Fresh Aire was only played on Public Radio and the FCC made it impossible to start new record labels. The big record labels stopped producing Christmas albums when Christmas became politically incorrect in the late 80s. Chip Davis never produced a Christmas album because you weren't there to stop them. Chip Davis never became popular because you weren't there to play his music on your show. So you see, Rush, your life is important.
Rush: Where is he Clarence. Where is Chip now?
Clarence: You won't like it Rush. He's probably just closing up at the ad agency now.
[as Rush jumps up and heads for the door of the airplane
He never accomplished his dreams Rush! He writes jingles! And works part time as a lounge singer!
In a Cocktail Lounge somewhere in Ohio...
Chip Davis (a little off key) fly me to the moon, and let me...
Rush: Chip Davis, Chip is that you? Remember, its me, Rush Limbaugh! I lassoed the moon for you old pal!
Chip: Ahhh! [he runs from his piano out the backstage door.]
Bouncer:Hey you, what you doin scaring my singer! [he punches Rush]
Clarence: We better get out of here Rush, you don't want to get arrested again.
Clarence: Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

[Rush returns to the bridge where his nightmare began, hoping to bring back his old life]
Rush Limbaugh: [praying] Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my life! Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again.
[it begins to snow again]
Bo Snerdley: [shouts] Hey, Rush! Rush! You all right? Hey, what's the matter?
Rush: Now get outta here, Bo, or I'll hit you again! Get outta here!
Bo: What the Sam Hill you yellin' for, Rush? Larry King punk you for a no-show again?
Rush: You...
[suddenly stunned]
... Bo? Do you know me?
Bo: Know you? Huh. You kiddin'? I've been looking all over town trying to find you. I saw your car plowed into that tree down there and I thought maybe you - hey, your mouth's bleeding. Are you sure you're all right?
Rush: What the...
[licks the corner of his lip and checks his mouth with his hand]
 Ha, ha, ha, ha! My mouth's bleeding, Bo! My mouth's bleeding! Zuzu's petals... Zuzu...
George Bailey: [checking his pocket] There they are! Bert, what do you know about that! Merry Christmas!

Rush: As he runs past the Washington Capital building Merry Christmas, Mr. Senator! Merry Christmas Madam Chairman!
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi: And Happy New Year, In Jail! With the new Fairness Doctrine and Tax laws, you'll be out of a job. They're At Network Right Now! 

Later, at the annual Rush Limbaugh Christmas Party:

Bo: Just a minute! Quiet everybody! Quiet, quiet. Now get this, it's from Toronto.
Ma Limbaugh: Oh!
Bo: [Reading the telegram in his hand] Bo cabled you need tax shelters, stop. My offshore accountant instructed to shelter you up to twenty-five million dollars, stop. Hee Haw and Merry Christmas! Mark Steyn.

Chip Davis: A toast to my big friend Rush: The richest man in America!

Zuzu Limbaugh: Look, Uncle Rush. Teacher says, every time a cell phone rings, an angel helps a struggling businessman turn a profit.
Rush: That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.
 He notices a book under the tree. It is a copy of  How to win Friends and Influence People. Inside is a note:
Clarence: [In book inscription] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has a million dollars, is doing what he loves, and has friends.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's a Wonderful Country Part II: It Never Happened

1 Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The Accuser, Satan,[f] was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.” Zechariah 3:1

Clarence, and Rush Limbaugh sitting in Angel Airlines, Second Class, bound for Missouri:

Rush: Why doesn't anyone recognize me? and why am I sitting in coach, where's my airplane?
Clarence: You've been given a great gift, Rush: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.
Rush: You mean before I got into radio?
Clarence: No I mean before you were born.
Announcement over intercom: Attention Ladies and Gentlemen, Transgenders, Transvestites, Crossdressers and Genderneutrals, we are beginning our decent into Cape Girardeau airport at this time. In preparation for landing please place your trays in their upright and locked position or risk public ridicule and scorn. Also please fasten your full-body safety harness and helmet chin strap according to the directions on the card in the seat pocket in from of you as required by the waiver you signed at the beginning of the flight.
Rush: What was that? harness and chinstraps? This is ridiculous! 
Clarence: It's the FAA rules. You weren't there to fight liberals so they passed extra regulations to make airlines "safer.

  Outside Rush's Cape Girardeau boyhood home...

Rush: What's with the rainbow flag? Hey Mister, ain't this the United States? You can't fly that goofy looking flag. This is Missouri. You'll get beaten up.
House owner: You mean The Progressive States of America. Don't you think I know where I live? What's the matter with you?
[He proceeds toward his house. Rush is completely bewildered]
Rush: Oh, I don't know. Either I'm off my nut, or he is...
[to Clarence] ... or you are!
Clarence: It isn't me! You see Rush, you weren't there to rally true Americans so the liberals forced their will on everyone in the name of Political correctness and universal understanding.

Rush: I need a drink.

Clarence: hey bartender, do you got any lite beer?
Nick: Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer?
Rush: he's okay, he's with me Nick. How are those Chiefs doing this year?
Nick: Look buddy, why do you keep calling me Nick as if you know me? And my team hasn't been called the Chiefs since 1990 when they became the Prairie Chickens. And they haven't won since.
Rush: Chickens? Why didn't they just name them the Weanie Liberal Sissy Girls?
Nick: [slamming a bottle on the bar] That's it. Out you two pixies go - through the door, or out the window.

[Rush has discovered George Bush's library, a small shack outside Dallas]

Clarence: [explaining] George W. Bush, never made it out of the primaries. You never revitalized Conservatism, so he never was elected. There was no War on Terror. 
Rush: That's a lie! George Bush went to war - he defeated Saddam Huissen, he defended America from Terrorist Sleeper Cells.
Clarence: Everyone in the World Trade Center died and thousands more in hundreds of other attacks! George wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save George.

Clarence: You see Rush, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away and run off to New Zealand?

to be continued...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's a Wonderful Country: A City on a Hill

"...for we must Consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if wee shall deale falsely with our god in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world, we shall open the mouthe of enemies to speak evill of the ways of God and all professors for God's sake..."

Sermon by John Winthrop 1630

Sometime in the near future in a meeting between the US president and Premier of the Peoples Republic of China...

Just a minute - just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Premier. You're right when you say our forefathers were no businessmen. I know that. Why they ever started this cheap, penny-ante country, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against their character, because their whole life was - why, two hundred twenty-five years ago when they and Uncle Sam started this thing, they never once thought of themselves. They didn't save enough money to keep a professional army, let alone a socialized medical system. But they did help a few people get out of your oppression, and what's wrong with that? Why - here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You - you said - what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent government. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Mr. Premier, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this world. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my forefathers didn't think so. People were human beings to them. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book George Washington died a much richer man than you'll ever be. 

A short time later....
President [yelling at Ben Bernanke] Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money? Do you realize what this means? It means bankruptcy and scandal and prison. That's what it means. One of us is going to jail - well, it's not gonna be me.

Chinese Premier [to our president] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man!" What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds. Nothin' but a miserable little $500 billion equity in a Universal Health Care system.
  You're worth more dead than alive!

A short time later at a Jobs Rally:

Man at Bar: Why do you drink so much? Please go home, Mr. President.
Mr. Clinton: [sitting right beside Obama] President? Which President?
  Bartender: This is Mr. Barak Obama.
[Mr. Clinton angrily pulls the president up to his face by the lapels with one hand and hits him in the face with a right hook, sending him to the floor]
Mr. Clinton: Next time you talk to my wife like that, you'll get worse! She cried for an hour! It's not enough she runs all over the world for you kowtowing to every two-bit socialist leader she can find,  you had to bawl her out!!

Meanwhile, in a Florida Studio, a famous talk show host preparing to leave the country, is visited by an angel:
Rush: I can hear out of both my ears. Look, who are you?
Clarence: I told you, Rush. I'm your guardian angel.
Rush: Yeah, yeah, I know. You told me that. What else are you? What...are you a hypnotist?
Clarence: No, of course not.
Rush: Well, then, why am I seeing all these strange things?
Clarence: Don't you understand, George, I mean Rush? It's because you were not born.
Rush: Then if I wasn't born, who am I?
Clarence: You're nobody. You have no identity.
Rush: What do you mean, no identity? My name's Rush Hudson Limbaugh.
Clarence: There is no Rush Limbaugh. You have no papers, no Radio show, no driver's license, no 4-F card, no insurance policy...They're not there, either.
George: What?
Clarence: You've been given a great gift, Rush. A chance to see what the world would be like without America, without the U.S. Constitution, without you.
To be continued....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How Can Two Congressmen Both Be Right on Healthcare Bill?

 Two Congressmen spoke out strongly this week about the House healthcare bill headed to reconciliation after Christmas.
The first, Our own Raul Grijalva:
Progressives have pushed strongly for a robust public option throughout this process for one reason: because all objective analyses have found it to be effective. Economic and health care experts have shown it to be the single best means to create competition in the insurance industry and to save the government hundreds of billions of dollars in the long run. The Congressional Budget Office has scored a public option as a massive benefit to taxpayers and insurance consumers, and it remains the centerpiece of my hope for substantive health care reform.
 Grijalva is convinced that his socialized option will fix all of the problems with health care in this country. Or is he? The CBO makes no such claims of "massive benefit" to taxpayers. In fact, the CBO and Grijalva can only account for savings when tax surcharges and a decrease in Medicare benefits begin two years before the plan is implemented. And economists and doctors are largely undecided on the benefits of the House plan. Grijalva seems unfazed by these realities, but others are not.

One of Grijalva's colleagues, Rep. Parker Griffin of Alabama,  has switched parties as a result of the Healthcare debate in the House.
According to Griffin, the Democratic Party, having moved far to the left, "is at a crossroads."
According to Griffin, there is no longer a place in the Democratic Party for a "pro-life, pro business, pro Second Amendment person like himself." A radiation oncologist who founded a cancer treatment center, Griffith cited the Democratic health care bill as a major reason for his switch.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that this bill is bad for our doctors, our patients and will have unintended consequences far beyond what we know today,” he said. “As a doctor and as a Republican, I plan to once again oppose this measure and hope that we can defeat this bill that is a major threat to our nation.”

So who should you believe? Griffin, a doctor who is willing to change parties over a healthcare bill he feels will destroy this country, or Grijalva, who has worked tirelessly to siphon federal dollars for healthcare clinics for illegal immigrants?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Liberal Grijalva and Pro-Life Nelson Take their stand on Health Care

Our leftista Congressman has promised not to vote for healthcare reform as it now stands in the Senate. I hope he follows through on that promise:
"Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) lays it on the line. If Senate health care legislation doesn't move significantly to the left when House and Senate negotiators meet to resolve the differences between their bills, he's a "no."
"The Senate has somehow managed to turn the House's silk purse into a sow's ear," Grijalva says in a statement. "If what the Senate is doing isn't corrected in conference with the House, I will not support the bill. Since the Senate won't use reconciliation, which only requires 51 votes, it doesn't look promising for any real change."
No, Congressman, real change will come in 2010 when overspending radicals like yourself are voted out.

On the other end of the building this morning, Ben Nelson is being offered the world on a platter for his vote on health-care. Nelson, a pro-life Democrat, is withholding his vote on Obamacare because it would allow federal funds to be used for abortion. Like a modern-day Faust, Harry Reid is offering Nelson anything he wants in order to encourage the former Nebraska governor to sell out on his principles. 

A former insurance executive considered the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, the 69-year-old Nelson -- one of 60 Democratic votes needed to enact the legislation over unanimous Republican opposition -- has spoken privately at least three times in the past 10 days with President Barack Obama. But whatever pressure he's facing in Washington is sure to pale with the heat he'd face at home for making an abortion-related misstep during the health care debate.
"He'd be toast," said Mary Jo Bousek, who joined  protests. "I have friends who are Republicans who voted for him because they're very pro-life."
After marathon talks, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders appeared near agreement with Nelson late Friday night to provide the crucial 60th vote. He told reporters "real progress" had been made, but offered no details and said nothing final had emerged from the talks.
 Nelson is facing a tough choice, to stand alone on principles or to cave in for funding for his district. And how would our own Grijalva respond to such pressure? 
The truth  is that Harry Reid, having already snubbed Nelson by refusing to allow a vote for his amendment banning funding for abortion, is now trying to force Nelson to give in on his core beliefs about human life in order to Kowtow to radical socialist beliefs like those of Grijalva, people with nothing at stake here except there burgeoning egos and ever-growing government pensions.
Is this what the Democratic Party has become? A gang of bullies who force constituents to tow the line or risk political destruction?
Don't be snowed by the blizzard sweeping Washington today.

Update: Guess Nelson sold out his soul to the devil:

Democratic leaders also offered Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska a deal similar to the $300 million in Medicaid aid Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana got for her support, numerous sources told Fox News.
When asked about this, Sen. Kent Conrad, a key Democratic leader involved in the negotiations with Nelson, said, "Oh, it'll be much more."

Friday, December 11, 2009

Who is the Real Messiah?

Thinks Americans are Blocking Him from Being "Messiah"
Ahmadinejad reportedly claims he has documented evidence that the U.S. is blocking the return of Mahdi, the Imam believed by Muslims to be the savior.

“We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world,” Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.

"They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

Thinks Republicans are Blocking Him from Becoming Messiah
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has sharp criticism for Republicans, taking them to task for opposing economic stimulus efforts and health care reform while supporting tax cuts and spending that have ballooned the deficit.
Obama said Tuesday in a Washington speech proposing new job-creation measures: "It's a sight to see."
He said Republicans are "waxing political about fiscal responsibility while opposing our efforts to reduce deficits by getting health care costs under control." And he said that the stimulus package earlier this year was passed "largely without the help of an opposition party which, unfortunately, after having presided over the decision-making that led to the crisis, decided to hand it over to others to solve."

"Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama."
-- Dinesh Sharma

"We just like to say his name. We are considering taking it as a mantra."
-- Chicago Sun-Times

"A Lightworker -- An Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being"
-- Mark Morford

“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”
-- Jesse Jackson, Jr.

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
-- Barack Obama

"Does it not feel as if some special hand is guiding Obama on his journey, I mean, as he has said, the utter improbability of it all?"
-- Daily Kos

"He communicates God-like energy..."
-- Steve Davis (Charleston, SC)

"Not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul"
-- Commentator Chicago Sun Times

"I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear." -- Halle Berry
I specifically find this disheartening, dB

"A quantum leap in American consciousness"
-- Deepak Chopra

"He is not operating on the same plane as ordinary politicians. . . . the agent of transformation in an age of revolution, as a figure uniquely qualified to open the door to the 21st century."
-- Gary Hart

"Barack Obama is our collective representation of our purest hopes, our highest visions and our deepest knowings . . . He's our product out of the all-knowing quantum field of intelligence."
-- Eve Konstantine

"This is bigger than Kennedy. . . . This is the New Testament." "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event."
-- Chris Matthews

"[Obama is ] creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom . . . [He is] the man for this time."
-- Toni Morrison

"Obama's finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don't even really inspire. They elevate. . . . He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh . . . Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves."
-- Ezra Klein

"Obama has the capacity to summon heroic forces from the spiritual depths of ordinary citizens and to unleash therefrom a symphonic chorus of unique creative acts whose common purpose is to tame the soul and alleviate the great challenges facing mankind."
-- Gerald Campbell

"We're here to evolve to a higher plane . . . he is an evolved leader . . . [he] has an ear for eloquence and a Tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth."
-- Oprah Winfrey

“I would characterize the Senate race as being a race where Obama was, let’s say, blessed and highly favored. That’s not routine. There’s something else going on. I think that Obama, his election to the Senate, was divinely ordered. . . . I know that that was God’s plan."
-- Bill Rush