Gun BAN Bullshit

488 Old Town Road
Block Island, R I.

To the Editor,

I would like to respond to the editorial in the previous week's B I Times.

A little preface first. A few years ago, I'm not exactly sure of the dates, various types of politicians decided in their infinite wisdom, to cast open the doors of most of the mental health institutions in this country, and to turn loose on the public at large a huge population of mentally deficient folks. Most of them probably only suffered from relatively minor ailments that didn't make them a threat to themselves or their neighbors. But within their ranks were folks with a festering illness that would someday boil to the surface and cause them to erupt into violence of some sort.
There are also hundreds of thousands of very young people with hurts real and imagined, that really need help in managing their own mental health.

If our elected leaders had the intelligence God gave a gnat, they might have spent a few of those billions of dollars on finding and treating those folks instead of using it to fund nonsensical studies of the mating habits of crickets, newts, or amoeba of some sort. Or as the present administration does, and others, giving billions to countries that are our avowed enemies.

The very first thing one must do when they undertake to put a proposal before the populace, is that they must know, and be able to define the object or idea of which they speak. Until the era of “The Clinton” there was no such term as an Assault Rifle. That was a name coined by them to scare the poor folks of this country into banning those evil guns. No guns to retaliate, the government can do as it damned well pleases.Witness what is going on today.

What is mistakenly called an “assault rifle” is one which is a select fire, magazine fed, possibly sound suppressed, intermediate sized cartridge,( not all that powerful, as is a deer rifle), and may or may not have lights and scope mounted on the rifle. Mostly used by the military and the crooks and criminals.

These are fully automatic weapons. The AR-15 mentioned in the article is a Semi-Automatic. One pull of the trigger delivers one round down range. The action cycles inside the rifle and puts another round into the chamber of the rifle. It is a one shot at a time device, it just happens to have eight or nine more rounds in a convenient location. There has NOT been a fully automatic weapon sold legally in the US since the National Firearms Act was passed in 1934! The most common caliber that you will find is a .223 Remington or a 5.56 NATO. These are a tiny bit bigger than a .22 you may have shot as a kid. They are NOT monster guns. Although you can buy them chambered for any number of calibers. These particular rifles were regulated before they were even invented!

Any bolt action rifle or shotgun, revolver, or other handgun is also a semi-auto firearm. The only difference is that it takes a live body instead of a spring to make it work!

Why does every one of the “Regulate guns” guys feel the screaming need to ban “extended capacity” mags? A large one holds thirty rounds. A guy with one of those can empty it in about 30 seconds. Another person with three ten round mags can put those thirty rounds down range in about 40-45 seconds or less! Where is the big advantage of banning the thirty or forty round mags.? Most people who own them have no intentions of ever using them against another human being unless the rule of law breaks down. Why are these flying off the shelves? Because millions of people are worried about exactly that coming to pass in the near future, and they want to be able to defend themselves and their families, not go on a killing rampage in a primary school!! If all of us with these weapons were as crazy as the left leaners believe, there would be none of you left to complain! You think?

Detachable mags, flash hiders, barrel shrouds, collapsible stocks, all these items do is hold your spare ammunition, keep the flash of the fired round from blinding you, keep you from burning your hands, and making the rifle usable by folks of the same family with different arm lengths. They are NOT evil accoutrements!

So where do all these illegal weapons come from? Certainly not from any licensed gun shop in the USA. Think about where and how they get into the country. Why, wonder of wonders, they follow the same trails and routes that the illicit drugs do.

Now we are inundated by the call of all the politicians, for more gun laws to stop these horrific mass murders. “More gun laws eh”, well there are well over 20,000 laws on the books now. You can pass a million more gun laws outlawing this gun, or that rifle but not one single criminal will abide by them anymore than they have the last 20 thousand!

About those “Gun Free Zones” and “No Guns Allowed” signs you see all over the place. All those signs do is to inform the criminal that here is a hunting preserve stocked with hundreds of innocent victims with no means of protecting themselves! Damn, let's get in there. Those signs in the store fronts are advertisements that draw nutcase killers or just regular old crooks. “Well they think to themselves, nobody here to shoot back at me so I'm going in”! It is just like the old bees and honey adage.

Do you honestly think that those signs are going to stop a person determined to commit mayhem from entering? Really? Get REAL, they won't even slow down as they go through the doors guns blazing away. These are people with no empathy for anyone, age, gender, or race. Those signs are in reality, nothing more than hunting license's to kill people within!

If you are really interested in finding out the truth about wether CCW stops or inhibits or increases crime, look up theses two guys on Google. Dr. John Lott and Dr. Gary Kleck or you can go here and read this guy. Http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/ .

I know in advance that none of this will change the warped outlook of most gun banners, but just may be an inspiration for someone with an open mind, and a rational thought process, to take from them another idea of just what the role of firearms is and what was intended by those smart guys from the 1700's. They were a whole lot more prescient than we folks of the here and now! Thanks!

OBTW, I stole much of the info from the link listed above. TIFN


Are we finally getting a little smarter?

It appears as though obamarroid hasn't managed to bullshit us all into brainless oblivion. The folks in Michigan have managed to break the strangle hold the unions have had on them for decades.

The U.S. house of Reps. have finally gotten a LITTLE backbone and let  Obamarroid know that no way in hell is Susan Rice the third Liar in Chief after Shrillary, and HIMSELF  will ever in this lifetime become Sec. of State!

And it looks as though Speaker Beohner, Boner, Bwhiner, is about ready to grown some cajones and face down that lying piece of crap we, or rather his supporters call president.

I was really surprised at the results of the election, and the margins that he won by. When Virtually ALL the pundits with 1/2 a brain had jumped into the Romney camp I, (red faced the next day) agreed that it was over for the Obummer. But it is amazing what a little, make that a lot of vote rigging will do for your candidate. I'll stop right there with that line of talk. Shan't be thought of as a right wing, gun toting, bible clinging lout from up here in liberal city central! Obummer forbid!

I hope all of you have been at least stocking up on a few things to eat when the horse, ah --, make that "Jackass" finally shoves the wagon over the cliff. Better have your printing presses ready when inflation begins to take hold.

Virtually every single thing this ass has put his hand too has led us to the very edge of disaster. His 932 +"Executive Orders" have put almost complete control over every aspect of our lives in his hands or those of his henchmen in the DHS and the Brown Shirted Young Volunteers, or some such name, who will be there to, "help us through the disasters" that may engulf us through natural occurences or those of the manmade kind.

We are in some deep poo, and the defecator in chief just keeps on dumping.

After 60 some years of working, and paying taxes of all sorts, and since beginning to collect some of those benefits that I earned and paid into, I just got my notice of COLA increase from Soc.Sec. Got $3.48 more.! Great! only trouble is, that I also got more taxes taken out of it and a few more taxes added on so the net result is----  minus $117.16 from last years.  Have been paying too RIBC/B S  and Medicare  Part B and prescription  coverage on average, $53,000. a year for health care!! And now with the inception of obummercare, that number WILL go up by 20% in January. And that is one third of all I make wife included!   And,, it is MANDATED  that you WILL buy this insurance! That is only if you are a legal citizen! If you are an illegal alien well shit folks IT'S ALL FREE FOR THEM!    It IS coming too you to folks.

So THE BEST ADVICE I could give to anyone who has the space, is to start planting your  "Defeat Garden" as soon as the frost is out of the ground, and keep on trucking till it is as frozen as your ass next fall.



I'm Ba a c k!

Well I managed to survive the full on open heart surgery which consisted of a double bypass and an aortic valve replacement. Didn't I say all that in the previous post? oh well, old age do creepth up on me.

I'd like to thank all the folks who sent cards to me in the hospital and the rehab center as well as emails on my iPad and the dozens of phone calls to the old homestead on the Island wishing me well through my wife of 50 years. She wrote them all down!

She and Russell and Kirk have been tending to all the animals in my absence. I thought as soon as I got back here I would be able to take the jobs back, but have since found out that I have about as much tensile strength as a well cooked piece of spaghetti! Well past the al dente stage!

So I guess I'm relegated to the post of "watching it all happen while sitting on my ass" for another 5-6 weeks.

For those interested, all the baby chicks we hatched on the dining room table have since moved over to the chicken coop with their parents and I assume they will soon begin to lay eggs of their own. That is with the exception of their four brothers who have gone to chicken heaven,(my freezer).

The 16 raised from egg Narragansett turkeys, have joined their 10 brethren from the Murray McMurray hatchery in the turkey run and are gorging themselves on the delicious food supplied to them for free. They are growing well and should be well rounded just before Thanksgiving arrives. I hope we  have something to be thankful for, as in obama sent back to Kenya or Indonesia!!

DA Piggies. After the slow start of the spring and the scours they all had two or three times they are now putting on weight pretty fast. Could it be a weekly dose of bagels from an un-named source, and trash can after can  of veggies from two or three sources.  All contributing to their girth increases. Looks like there will be a nice dose of honey or maple cured bacon to sustain us through the winter.

And so sayth Gen McArthur,  I shall return!! To bad for you guys. TIFN


The Days Dwindle Down----- To A Precious Few

The Days dwindle  down--- to a precious few----

Well this has been in the works for a while now, and the day arrives Monday when it is time to pay the piper for all those transgressions against my internal fuel pump. You know, eating all that stuff that tasted so damn good going down even though you knew, deep down, that it was doing you no good! Other than satisfying a selfish desire to experience the fleeting pleasure derived from said indulgence!

I was delivered into this present life with a defect in one of the heart valves. The aortic one and over the long life past, it has decided it is pooped out with all the abuse inflicted, and wants some relief from the daily trials and tribulations of opening and closing a minimum of 60 times a minute or thereabouts.

So I have made a deal with a purveyor of replacement parts for matters of the heart. He has agreed to  remove the deficient valve and replace it with one he guaranteed would work for 15/20 years! He said if it quit or went bad to bring it back and he'd replace it with a new one.

So this Monday morning at  0600 he will be rooting around inside my chest doing what he does best, i.e. giving old farts a chance to hang around with the Kids and Grand kids a little longer. While he is in there he said he might as well replace a couple of those 3/4 plugged up pipes too. No extra charge for them, so of course I leapt, errr, crept over to grasp this extra-ordinary chance of  a twofer, or a threefer, or however many damaged pipes there are in there.

He did mention that there were some drawbacks to the valve he would be using! Well that set the old pump to fluttering and sputtering!

He then mentioned that the replacement part would have to come from a different make and model of  mammal than the one original one. I think they call them "after market parts" instead of OEM's? Or is it OME's?

I asked him if he was referring to some sort of mechanical device? He said no because those types were really annoying to the recipient. They clicked at every beat and you could feel/hear it and you were always waiting in itchy anticipation for the time to arrive when it quit clicking!!

What is the alternative I inquired in my most steady, deliberative, and calm voice? Actually it sounded more like a cat with its tail under the rocker of a chair.  He then told me it would be one donated by a young and virile animal of the bovine persuasion! I was most happy to hear him NOT say it was from a PIG! He did tell me that there was always a problem with the bovine valves though. He said that every once in a while you will become overwhelmed  with the need to let out a very loud and raucous MOOOO and to don't try to hold it back. Just let it roll!

So sometime about 4 to 6 hours after this all goes down, I shall either be here amongst the living, or gone off into the light, looking for the next home for my ethereal soul!  Hopefully, I will be back here to torture you all with my drivel and chase  some chickens, turkeys, pigs and Grandchildren around the old homestead for a few more years.

On a more serious note, I would like to thank all the folks who know of this upcoming event for all the good wishes, thoughts, and prayers for a good result and a speedy recovery, that have been conveyed to me over the last month!  I thank you, and love you to high degree, one and all!!  TIFN!


Dirty Politics rears its ugly head on BI--- AGAIN!

Well, some of the folks who live here on this little piece of glacial terminal moraine, have decided to move us ever closer to the quagmire that invades and is invested in the state politicians who infest this State. The Medical Center here on BI is "governed" by a board of approximately 12 people who come from all walks of life. They are all volunteers who were duly elected by the taxpayers of this burg. Most all of them over the years have given selflessly to make a go of the venture and it has worked well most of the time. Sometime earlier this year the makeup of the board changed and with the installation of some of the newer folks, the behind the scenes shinagians began to unfold. There was Monty Stover having been there for 16 years originally just taking care of the money end of the Center. Making sure it had the funds to continue operation through every sort of fundraising and grant writing. At some point the administrative director found reason to depart the Island and Mr. Stover with the concurrence of the then BOARD of directors, stepped in to fill the gap. This man worked 12 hours a day on average, 6 and sometimes 7 days a week in order that the Center would continue to thrive. He didn't get many thanks, and probably even fewer pats on the back for a job truly well done. Enter the pretenders! After a while, and with a lot of backdoor "gatherings" a few of them unilateraly decided to get rid of Mr. Stover so that they could have his job! How blatantly uncouth,nefarious,underhanded,slyly,and maliciously they were in designing the hatchet job they then delivered to the body of M. Stover. None, to not much warning was given him before they so unceremoniously fired him one morning! No reason given apparently except that two of the board members wanted his two jobs!! Dr. Peter Baute wanted the overall Admin job. while Pete Tweedy grabbed the finance position for himself. What a God damned travesty that they would ruin someones life, especially someone who had given their all to the center, for the sole purpose of gaining a little"power" and lining their pockets at this guys expense. This little charade is an exact parallel of how the present Administration in D.C. conducts the day to day,ostensibly, the peoples business, while undermining the Constitution and stuffing their pockets with taxpayers money. Throw ALL the bastards, locally and Nationally OUT/1 TIFN.


What's up with the Young Turk's?

Back to those turkeys. It turned out that apparently Mr. Thomas had a preference for only one of the ladies.. The one who laid 28-32 eggs did not have a single viable hatch. Hell I don't know, maybe she was gay and didn't like the attentions of that guy.

On the other hand, the remaining hen was well serviced because after laying about 20 eggs, today we were greeted with 18 baby poults of which 17 survived the birth ordeal. After leaving them with mother for just one day, we removed them too the brooder cage we built specifically for doing this to chickens and turkeys.

Didn't want to leave them to the vagaries of nature as there are many hawks and Herring Gulls that are adept at grabbing small hatchlings right out from under moms nose. She is not to happy with the situation as she can hear them cheeping away but cannot see them or get to them. Oh well, such is life on the farm when you are in the process of providing some protein for the extended family.

I am typing this in the early evening and had wanted to take a couple of pictures to include in these two posts. A few of  them will be of the Whizbang Feather Plucker the boys and I built. Well, I started it and about half way into the process was oh so gently elbowed the hell out of the way!! Anyway, it turned out very well and will remove the feathers from a properly scalded chicken/turkey in about 15 seconds.

When I mentioned I had this machine to a couple of my cohorts in chicken raising, they wondered if I might be interesting in trying it out on a few of their birds that were ready for the freezer. I said yes and so we arranged to do them on a Sunday morning. After Church of course!

On the appointed day they each arrived with their respective victims and we proceeded to do "the deed". There were 17 of them, mostly roosters and with the aforementioned devices, we were able to do them all in about an hour and a half. That was from setup till cleanup was finished! What would usually have been at least a six or seven hour job was thereby reduced to a time frame we were all impressed with! The black table is two plastic pallets held together with 2, 2x4's screwed to them on the inside. The sink is a small cast iron one salvaged from a friends "sink heap"! She has a few! And the water fed hose nozzle is hooked to a hose under the table. The 2" PVC pipe is just there to keep the water and small pieces of viscera out from under foot.

I originally built this for my own use as we will now be getting back into raising meat bids solely for the freezer. But after looking at how well it did the job, we decided that we would lend it out to any and all folks here on BI that wished to make use of it for a nominal fee. NOT cash, but maybe a chicken or two depending on length/amount of use. Some sort of barter, as I am sure we will all be delving into that manner of payment in the not to far distant future.

So now I am going to "save" this till tomorrow morning when I'll try the picture imbed trick! HA HA!

Well that didn't work worth a shit so I guess I'll just try and post the pic's in another separate post and write underneath them like I see all the smart people out there do. Well that lets me out! TIFN


Screw the Politicians!

The title says it all for me. I am tired of hearing all the outrageous lies, spread with straight faces and the sincere desire that all conservatives "would just die"! Their words delivered by one of their hollywood elitists. In order to keep my sanity what little is left, I'm going to, for the most part,refrain from indulging in more of the same ranting as has gone on before. For the conservative folks I'm just preaching to the choir, and to all the libtards it is a useless endeavor as they have ALL drunk deeply from the well of stupidness and assimilated its poison deep into their physche and their fat globules!! Although on occasion I may loose control of myself and say something like, F*** OBAMA!

 So, back to the post about piggies, turkeys, etc. The piggies have been through some trying times and two of them have succumbed to some kind of stomach virus that they kept passing around between themselves. It appears to have run its course as of this date and two of the remaining 4 have begun to put on weight. They are still about 4 weeks behind in their growth. The other two are even further than that behind, but I do believe that by late Nov. they should be ready to pass into piggie heaven..

 As to those prolific turkeys, well things there have been mighty slow. Of the nine eggs we incubated, only one was hatched. Right after he was de-egged, we started 31 Rhode Island Red/Plymouth Rock eggs not knowing which rooster was the most desirous of propagating his species, or should I just say "horny", we had no idea what we would get. Turns out 23 days later we had 5 RR Reds and 19 PR's. Still no idea even now, as to the gender of any of them. Any that commence to laying eggs and will be, by default, considered Pullets. The others will be also considered by default, Supper, or Dinner, or Fingers, whatever the case may be.

 After a few weeks in a brooder with the 3 week older poult,(turkey), until they were completely feathered out, they were moved to the outside run where for some reason their genes from a few million years ago came surging to the fore and in the best imitation of their Velociraptor ancestors, they turned on their nest mate, young Mr. turkey and pecked him to death by bleeding him out through removal of his appendage that grows from just above his bill. Not sure what it is called. This discourse to be continued in the next post which shall appear post haste I Hope! TIFN


The Education System on BI

At one time about 37 years ago, after having spent 20 years in the USN and having been exposed to very many lifestyles in my travels around this country as well as others, I became very concerned with just what was going on with the school systems here in the US. But more specifically what was happening, or not, right here in River City!

Way back then even obtuse me began to see a different direction that was slowly being imposed on the criteria of material being taught to our kids. I don't believe that I was all that oriented, or really informed of  either a right or left leaning bent. I just thought I knew what was right and wrong.

Not liking what I was seeing, I ran for School Committee and was elected and then given the job of Chairperson, ( See, this was another indication of where things were going) by my peers.

For the next 12 years or so it was an on going battle trying to balance the need for money to run the school system, with the ever increasing demands from the evermore intrusive State Board of education.

With their demand that we in corporate into our curriculum all sorts of unfunded mandates that they unilaterally saddled us with.  The first was Public Law (94-142) which was called the Special Education Law I do believe.

Since then the degradation of the Education of all RI kids has been on the skids. Everything has become oriented toward the sole purpose of making the kids "feel good" about themselves, "Increasing their self esteem", Making them aware of the feelings and worth of the children of the world, all sorts of feel good information that most people used to pick up on their own.

All this at the expense of the classes and lessons that really prepare our kids  for the real world out there.  You know like being able to read,write, and spell American English, string two or three co-herent thoughts together on a piece of paper, balance a checkbook, make change, Science, History, (American, World, Ancient) That has NOT been revised by the very left leaning establishment, basic Math, all the things that ought to be taught to our younger generations.

SO, this brings me to where we are today. The elections for  School Committee members here on BI are Non-partisan, so you cannot tell just where a candidate is sort of coming from by her/his political leanings or party affiliations.

So I think that if we want to get our local, "Edifice of Erudition" back on the straight and narrow path and eliminate all the feel good bullshit, we should publicly ask of our candidates just what their thoughts are of the direction in they would steer us, and for what reasons.

Myself I am all for the old time stuff of "readin', writin', and 'rithmitic"! TIFN    


Well here I sit after watching all the news about the big win for the Governor of Wisconsin. Seems as though he won by a total of 53%. That kind of tells me that despite all the millions of dollars of Union members money spent to oust him,that there are a lot more rational people in the state than there are tose of the Progressive,Liberal, Socialist, Communist bent!

 Now, wouldn't it be sweet if the Governor of this crooked little state was to follow in the foot steps of a REAL Governor? After all, didn't he run as an Independent so he wouldn't be beholden to all the various unions, pac's and other graft ridden politicians in this state?

 Then he starts a proceeding to stop the Feds from taking a local murderer form the arms of our oh so forgiving state because he would then be subject to the death penalty.

 He killed someone, an eye for an eye, if convicted, feed him his big dose of dope, rope, lead, or electrons, what ever they use in the place of his ultimate confinement.

Duh, I wrote this one a few days ago but didn't get chance to post it till now.  Was busy getting a camera threaded up an artery for a look-see into my inner-most workings. TIFN

The Dead Shall rise to vote again!

So I wonder if all the upright and totally honest election officials in this wonderfully un-corrupt state are going to get off their asses and get all the dead people off of our voting lists! You think it will happen?

How about all the illegal folks who populate our little haven on the water? Will they all be removed from the voting rolls? And the local environs? Doubtful.

Oh yeah, while these people are in the process of cleaning up our  lists of miscreants who try to vote, I wonder if they are also going to cut them off from their food stamps most probably illegally obtained and used.

When is the 99 weeks of unemployment  payments going to end? How did it ever get from 26 to 99?
When are Jack Reed and Shel Whitehouse going to stop feeding into only their voter base ,and start taking care of business for ALL the people of this state and not just the ones who keep voting for them and their handouts?

These two and those losers in the House need to be voted out of office and the next ones put in their places, monitored on a weekly basis to keep them on the track they said they would follow if we elected them!

If new people run for office, professing to do so only for egalitarian, and unselfish reasons, How do we vet them? And then assure ourselves that they are not straying from the straight and narrow?

It is a paradox and I have no idea how to solve it that doesn't include some kind of mayhem ?

But I will tell you one thing, I am heartily sick and tired of forking over all the tax money I have to pay in order for some lazy assed SOB to sit on his ass eating potato chips and watching his best bud "ohemmoroid" send this country down the drain while all his adoring public applauds him with one hand in my pocket.

Am I a bitter disillusioned old man? You bet your ass I am! TIFN



Well I guess it is about time to get back to this blogging business. Going to try and keep the political stuff to a minimum. I know everyone including me is well and truly sick to death with it all.

So if you live here on BI and have gone by the house in the last 5 or 6 weeks, you have probably seen the clean up in progress around the east end of the property. This was to get rid of 80 -90 years of accumulated "leavings" to put it genteelly. The more red neck among us would just call it what it is, JUNK.

Anyway it was all in preparation for this years annual inhabitants. This year it is 4 little ladies of the genus Porkus Pigus. If they all grow up to the size of  the last ones, we just might have enough to get through a whole year of being able to have home grown pork dinners, bacon and sausage breakfast's and maybe a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch now and then.

The only problem is trying to turn a part of those piggies into a dessert of some kind. Ideas anyone? Feel free to comment. Strawberries and fresh whipped home made lard anyone?

We also acquired a Tom and two Hen Narragansett Turkeys from Chris B. They have turned out to be some profligate egg layers! They started out with 9 that I dutifully picked up and started the incubation process one to two eggs a day!  They then proceeded to lay another 26, in as many days as of yesterday. It takes 28 days to hatch a turkey and by this monday there should be the first 2 wobbling about in the brooder box! WE shall see!

OBTW, before I knew that I was getting these gifts, I had already ordered and paid for 20, day olds of the same breed to be delivered here on the 23 of July so that they would be ready about Thanksgiving or so. So with the possibility of about 50, 14 to 18 pound birds to dispatch to the freezer, I needed something a lot faster than a few hands plucking all those feathers.

Seeing as how they haven't yet shut down the Internet, I was able to find the directions for building from scratch, a feather picking machine. Having therefore rounded up all the necessary, belts, screw's, bolts, sticks, wheel's, pulley's, and motors, I am now industrially engaged in fastening them all together in hopes that the finished product will strip the birds of their feathers without dismembering them  into random hunks of turkey burger.

I'll try and keep you who are interested, posted. TIFN


To go along with the Previous post-Here is another that should piss you off!!

Dhimmitude-- what does it mean?
Obama used it in the health care bill.
Now isn't this interesting? It is used in the health care law!
Dhimmitude -- I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It's on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.
Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for beinguninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.
How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time if I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto governmentinsurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude.
I recommend sending this onto your contacts. American citizens need to know about it

Another "Scare Post" by me---and it worked on me!!!

This was forwarded to me and am posting here in hopes that everyone, all 5 or 6 of you, will forward it on!!

Are We That Stupid??
The government has gotten way too big and Congress and Senate are to blame for all this no matter what party you support.
Yes we are, please read.....
You think the war in Iraq was costing us too much? Read this:
We have been hammered with the
propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.
I hope the following
11 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification
of all the following facts.
$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare
to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at: http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8
$22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food
assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML
$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on
Medicaid for illegal aliens. Verify at:
$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify at:http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt..0..HTML
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for
education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Verify
$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to
incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify at:
30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify at:
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML
$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed
American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at:
In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin. Verify
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11. The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration:
Nearly One million sex crimes committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States. Verify
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The total cost is a whopping
$338,300,000,000.00 WHICH

Are we THAT Stupid?


If this doesn't bother you, then just delete the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the United States .


Obummer's "Accomplishments"

So here is the second one from the promise below this post!

He’s logged an impressive list of accomplishments!

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America ’s ability to put a man in space-defunded NASA.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which State they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date & counting.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to not know how to properly pronounce Navy 'corpsman'.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’-including bowing to foreign rulers.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) just for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

So, how is this hope and change working out for ya? Don't you feel better now?

Rememberance of a Cuban Immigrant

Well folks, I have been very remiss in putting up a post now and then, but I am so distressed by what our Destroyer in Chief is doing to this country on a daily basis. So now of course two different items have come to me from other readers across the US.

They have urged me to put them up here and to forward them to as many others as I can who are as upset as I am about the state of our Union. I hope if you are reading this, you are one of them.

As to previous comments people had made here and they never showed up in the appropriate places, I apparently checked the box that said all comments had to be moderated. Not so, I am just an idiot when it comes to a lot of this blogging stuff. The box will get unchecked as soon as I can find it again.

So here is the first post:

What others see plainly, we often ignore

I remember seeing pictures of Castro during his trip to NY City before he took over - all that could be talked about were the chickens in the hallway of the Waldorf Astoria -

guess that was because the fox was in the hen house

the slug has got to go

What others see plainly, we often ignore.

*Here's something to think about.*

I remember asking dad about Castro when I was about 9 years old. I asked,
"Is Castro a good guy or bad?"

Dad said...he couldn't tell!! This was about 1955. We were living in
Louisiana ...at the time. Dad was in the Army there.

Cuba was fairly close and in the news a lot. The Cubans were asking the same

Ike was president.

This past July, we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a
refugee from Cuba . Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.

This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960's.
His family was more fortunate than most, as they were able to bring a
suitcase...and $100 when they fled Castro's newly formed revolutionary

Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad,
watermelon and fresh ears of sweet corn. This is a menu shared with family
and friends nationwide...while celebrating the birth of our beloved America
...on the Fourth of July.

We began with a simple discussion about our country, and the direction it
has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual complaints
about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the
rulers in Washington.

But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume it was unplanned.
But it carried the weight of a freight train. "You know when Castro took
power, none of us knew he was a Communist".

We sat stunned. He continued, "Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a
nationalist. Before the revolution he didn't sound like a radical."

The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected, "You mean just
like Barack Obama?"

He responded; "Yes, just like Barack Obama."

He continued, "We were all shocked as the government just continued to grab
more power. First they said the revolution is over, so please turn in your
guns. We all complied."

I remember my uncle saying after it started; "Castro will only nationalize
some of the big industries. He will never come and take our family hardware
store!!" But that is exactly what happened. Castro started with the sugar
mills and the large industries, but they eventually came and knocked on the
door of our family hardware store. My family had run this store for
generations. They said we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And
that nice, large four-bedroom home you own...it is now our property also,
and...you can move yourself and five children into two rooms of the house,
because others are moving in with you."

The lesson learned from this discussion, is a lesson most Americans refuse
to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in
office...they can take totally unexpected turns.

If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors would be
nationalized, we would have never believed it.. We could never contemplate a
country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a
justice society...would be evaporating, just like it did in Castro's Cuba in
the early 1960's.

But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers are not charged
with wrong doing by the U.S. Department of Justice...because their crimes
are against whites. The bondholders of GM are stripped of their
assets...without due process by the government! Governmental leaders are
bribed in full daylight...only to have all investigation of the crimes
stifled...by the Attorney General.

The U.S. borders are over run with crime and illegal activity, and the
leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the
lawbreakers....while the innocent are killed and over run. When local
communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed...and threatened
as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very administration...entrusted
with enforcing the law.

Without the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution is a sham!! Without the rule
of law, our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the
well connected and politically powerful will be safe. As Michelle Malkin has
so eloquently explained in her recent book...a culture of corruption has
replaced honest government.

The only way this problem will be fixed, is by massive citizen action. All
honest citizens that want to be treated equally, must come together...and
demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law...end
now!! And yes, it can happen here.

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!! And...may God save the United States
of America !