Monday, July 28, 2008

Sanctuary Policies -- Increased Crime

Sanctuary County:
Overall crime in Fairfax County increased by nearly 22 percent for the first quarter 2008 compared to first quarter figures from last year.

Overall, property crimes, including burglary, larceny and car theft increased 24 percent, echoing “what appears to be happening in other localities in the region,” police said.
County Without Sanctuary:
Recently, Prince William County reported a 19.3 percent decline in crime, with chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart attributing the downturn to the hard line the county has taken toward illegal immigrants.
Right next door to each other.
Michelle Malkin -- Sanctuary v. enforcement in neighboring counties: a natural experiment.

Gove Schwarzenegger Vetoes Global Warming Indoctination!

California public students will stick to reading, writing and arithmetic, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decided as he vetoed a bill late Friday that would have required climate change be added to schools’ curriculum.The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would have required future science textbooks to include climate change as a subject.In January, the state Senate approved the bill, SB 908, by a 26-13 vote.

Only two Republicans supported the proposal.In his veto statement, Schwarzenegger said he supported education that spotlights the dangers of climate change. However, the Republican governor said he was opposed to educational mandates from Sacramento.”I continue to believe that the state should refrain from being overly prescriptive in specific school curriculum, beyond establishing rigorous academic standards,” he said.

Schwarzenegger added that the state’s Integrated Waste Management Board’s Office of Education and Environment, along with California’s Environmental Protection Agency, are creating an environmental curriculum for K-12 students that includes climate change issues.Simitian had said his bill wouldn’t dictate what to teach; rather, it would require the state Board of Education and state Department of Education to decide how the topic would be covered and which grades would study it.

While global warming is included in high school classes as it pertains to weather, the subject is not required to be covered in all textbooks, according to the California Science Teachers Association.
Watts Up With That

General Petraeus Isn't Jumping On The Obama/Media Band Wagon For A Timetable

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn't buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal.

Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview with McClatchy that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to "project out, and to then try to plant a flag on a particular date."

Energy Equals Prosperity -- There Is No Replacement Yet -- That's Why The Eco-waco's Want It Regulated Out Of Existance!

To judge by actions, not words, the carbon-warming view hasn't come close to persuading a political majority even in nations considered far more environmentally enlightened than China and India. Europe's coal consumption is rising, not falling, and the Continent won't come close to meeting the Kyoto targets for carbon reduction. Australia is selling coal to all comers.

On the far side of the environmental curtain China already mines and burns more coal than any other country. Together, China and India control more than one-fifth of the planet's vast coal reserves. Dar predicts--very plausibly, in my view--that the two countries may fire up a new coal plant as often as once a week for the next 25 years, adding about twice as much coal-fired generating capacity as the U.S. has today. Persian Gulf states are planning significant coal imports, because coal generates much cheaper electricity than oil or gas.

In developing countries the political survival of the people at the top depends on providing affordable fuel for kitchens, farms, fertilizer plants, steel mills, highways and power plants. Oil and coal are the only practical fuels at hand.

It's The Gas Pump, Stupid!

The new bumper sticker for this year’s winning political campaign, regardless of who the candidate is, will be:
                                    IT'S THE GAS PUMP, STUPID!
Because the American people want one thing more than anything: their American lifestyle. And that lifestyle is threatened by a couple of things:
1. Oil prices
2. Environmental extremists
The winning political message is going to be:
You elect me, and I will vote yes ---to drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
You elect me, and I will vote yes ---to drilling for oil off the Atlantic Coast and the Pacific
You elect me, and I will vote yes ---to drilling in Alaska’s Anwar.
You elect me, and I will vote yes ---to oil shale extraction in Colorado.
I will vote yes for more refinery construction.
I will vote yes to nuclear power plants.
I will vote yes to wind farms and hydro-electric dams.
I will vote yes to subsidizing research into alternative energy sources.
Vote for me and my energy plan will radically reduce your gasoline price at the pump.
Vote for me and every product you buy at the supermarket will come down in price radically because the energy to produce it will plummet. 
Vote for me because I want what you want… the American way of life.
I don’t know which candidate will express this message, but the one who does… will win. And that’s not just the presidential race, that’s in the congressional races, as well.
If you embrace that message, you will be elected because that’s what Americans want. 
                                    IT'S THE GAS PUMP, STUPID!

Don Wade AM co-host of the Don Wade and Roma show on WLS

Daily Trek -- July 28. 2008

What'd I miss?

Everything you need to know to stay informed each day in 5 minutes or less!  Read your regular news and include this and you will be able to participate in most any current events discussion.
Odd, that as Europe's left is having a hard time staying alive, much of this country seems enamored of the most radically leftist candidate ever

Islamic terrorists took credit for a bombing in India, one of many recent attacks.  The NYTimes fails to identify them as such.

Are you ready for your kids to become Climate Cops and report on climate crimes?

US Lawyer Urges Iran to Sue US Over Nukes

AUSTIN BAY SAID A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO that Moqtada al-Sadr was going to die the death of a thousand cuts. And now even the New York Times is noticing that that's what's happpened.

How does Al Gore's recent call for radical changes in energy production and transmission add up in the real world?  Did I mention Al Gore is an idiot? 

Two blasts rock Istanbul, Turkey, killing 17.

He Hated Christians and Christianity -- Shotgun Wielding Man Kills 2 In Church!

A shotgun-wielding man opened fire at a Tennessee Unitarian church during a children's play Sunday, killing two adults and wounding seven more before worshippers tackled him, officials said. A suspect, Jim Adkisson, 58, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, a city official said.


The man accused of a mass church shooting this morning was described by his Powell neighbors as a helpful and kind man, but one who had issues with Christianity.
Knoxville News

Put Him On The 'Dead List' -- That Is Where He Was Willing To Put You!

Shia LaBeouf was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday after an early morning wreck in which the "Indiana Jones" star injured his hand and knee, authorities said.

It is time this came to an end.  Look, I don't care if he drinks or whores around or even falls so low that he is seen getting out Paris Hilton's car without his underwear!

I do, however, care when these idiot 'movie stars' get on the road and drive when they are so toasted that they risk killing and maiming innocent people.  People who just happened to be in the way of this jerk who is just earning his street cred that ends up enhancing his star power. 

That needs to stop!

It is time Americans shun these stars!  Over 40,000 people are killed on our highways every year and alcohol is implicated in 40% of those deaths!  Celebrities treat DUI's like a badge of honor and it is becoming more common and accepted then smoking is today.

I suggest starting a celebrity, 'Dead List,' where those foolish enough to drink and drive languish for a minimum of two years.  They get no movies, no interviews, and the paparazzi ignore them.    They are willing to put you and I on the permanent Dead List without thinking each and every time one of these false heroes get behind the wheel drunk! 

They need to know that there is a real penalty.  Not the slap on the wrist the courts give, but something serious enough to get their attention!  Something like two years in obscurity!

I would be more inclined to go see Transformers II if the studio announced that Shia was on the 'dead list' and they had to use someone else.

'Dead List' -- Celebrities who should be shunned for two years because they were willing to kill you and I without giving it a second thought!  

Shia LaBeouf -- Date Added -- July 28, 2008. Earliest date eligible for our attention July 28, 2010!;

Democrats Are Lost In ANWR Wilderness -- Even Snopes Reports The Truth!

Snopes -- The Truth About ANWR.

How Not To Deal With Terrorists -- It Isn't Bush That Fueled Terrorism -- It Is The Democrats!

The message was, "You had these opportunities, America. You didn't do anything," FBI agent George Crouch Jr. testified Friday at Salim Hamdan's war crimes trial.

The United States could have killed bin Laden in Khartoum, Sudan, before he moved to Afghanistan in 1996, Hamdan told his interrogators. They could have killed him after al Qaida's 1998 twin bombings at the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Or after the October 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole, at the port of Aden in Yemen, which left 17 U.S. sailors dead.

Instead, "Bin Laden was emboldened." So he struck with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leaving nearly 3,000 dead.
Gateway Pundit -- OBL's Driver: Clinton Administration Emboldened Bin Laden

The Obama Rainbow Tour -- Day 9 -- Returns Home -- Visits Doctor!

There you are, I told you so
Makes no difference where she goes
The whole world over just the same
Just listen to them call her name
And who would underestimate the actress now? 

Evita - Rainbow Tour

Just back from an eight-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama went to see a doctor Sunday night at the University of Chicago Medical Center to examine a sore hip.

"His hip has been sore from basketball for a few weeks, so he's going to see an orthopedic doctor," Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
Obama left the hospital less than an hour after entering, telling a pool reporter that he had some X-rays done because of a basketball injury but "It's all good." "I think I'm going to be good in about a week."
It says more about John McCain that he appears to be the one with the physical stamina doesn't it. -- CNN

 Barack Obama: The Child - The Messiah - The Obamessiah 

Now that he has returned home it is time to ask if we are ready for a Post-America President?

At US News & World Report, Paul Bedard whispers that Blackwater handled Barack Obama’s security during his trip to Afghanistan and helped in Iraq:
What’s more, Obama was overheard saying: “Blackwater is getting a bad rap.”
Protein Wisdom

Did Barack Obama’s tour of Asia and Europe impress voters?  By and large, no, according to a Fox Opinion Dynamics poll.  A large plurality, almost a majority, saw it exclusively as a campaign event and almost three-quarters believe that it was at least in part a campaign event.  Only 19% thought it was exclusively a fact-finding tour in polling completed the day before Obama took the stage in Berlin.   
Two thirds believe the media wants Obama to win, the rest are those cocooned goofs that bought those Fox Blockers a few years ago when they were all the rage.

Barack Obama now leads John McCain among national registered voters by a 49% to 40% margin in Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted July 24-26.

McCain responds to Obama canceling his visit to Landstuhl Hospital:
In Landstuhl, Germany, when I went through, I visited the hospital. But the important thing is that, if I had been told by the Pentagon that I couldn’t visit those troops, and I was there and wanted to be there, I guarantee you, there would have been a seismic event. And so, I believe he had the opportunity to go without the media. And I’ll let the facts speak for themselves.
Hot Air

With Obama's triumphant return to America, in essence his return to 'dance with the one that brought ya' I present you with the Rainbow Tour from Evita!

People of Europe, I send you the Rainbow of Argentina

Spain has fallen to the charms of Evita
She can do what she likes, it doesn't matter much
[Aide #1:]
She's our lady of the new world with a golden touch
[Aide #2:]
She filled a bull-ring, forty-five thousand seater
But if you're prettier than General Franco, that's not hard

[Aide #1:]
Franco's reign in Spain should see out the forties
So you've just acquired an ally who
Looks as secure in his job as you
[Aide #2:]
But more important current political thought is
Your wife's a phenomenal asset, your trump card


[Peron and Aides:]
Let's hear it for the Rainbow Tour
It's been an incredible success
We weren't quite sure, we had a few doubts

[Peron:] Will Evita win through?
[Aides:] But the answer is yes

There you are, I told you so
Makes no difference where she goes
The whole world over just the same
Just listen to them call her name
And who would underestimate the actress now?

Now I don't like to spoil a wonderful story
But the news from Rome isn't quite as good
She hasn't gone down like they thought she would
Italy's unconvinced by Argentine glory
They equate Peron with Mussolini, can't think why

Did you hear that? They called me a whore!
They actually called me a whore!

[Italian admiral:]
But Signora Peron it's an easy mistake
I'm still called an admiral
Yet I gave up the sea long ago

[Aide #2:]
More bad news from Rome; she met with the Pope
She only got a rosary, a kindly word
I wouldn't say the Holy Father gave her the bird
But papal decorations, never a hope
[Aide #1:]
She still looked the part at St. Peter's, caught the eye


[Peron:] Will Evita win through?
[Aides:] But the answer is ...
[Che:] A qualified
[Aides:] Yes

Eva started well, no question, in France
Shining like a sun through the post-war haze
A beautiful reminder of the care-free days
She nearly captured the French, she sure had the chance
But she suddenly seemed to lose interest
She looked tired

Face the facts, the Rainbow's starting to fade
I don't think she'll make it to England now

[Aide #1:]
It wasn't on the schedule anyhow

You'd better get out the flags and fix a parade
Some kind of coming home in triumph is required


[Aide #2:] Would Evita win through?
[Aide #1:] And the answer is
[Aide #2:] Yes
[Che:] And no
[Aides:] And yes
[Che:] And no
[Aides:] And yes
[Che:] No


[Aides:] Would Evita win through? But the answer is
[Aide #2:] Yes
[Aide #1:] Yes
[Aide #2:] Yes


Vice Chair Joint Chiefs Returns To Rockford -- Dedicates Memorial To Honor Fallen Korean Heroes!

On the drive through Rockford Sunday, Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright felt several emotions seeing the area where he grew up.

Cartwright, 58, graduated from the former West High School. Now, after 37 years in the Marines, he is vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer.

He returned to his hometown to speak at the dedication of the Tri-County Korean War Memorial.
“Should it be called the forgotten war?” he asked. “I think if you look around today, you know it is not the forgotten war.”

Several hundred people came in military uniforms, church clothes, T-shirts and jeans for Sunday afternoon’s dedication.

Hundreds from Northern Illinois gathered to honor those who fell in service to the Nation.

Photos of the General and the memorial at the link.
Register Star
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