Monday, February 28, 2005

A New Southern Heritage Group on the Horizon??

The latest round of “in-fighting” within the SCV has ended up in the courts. In our opinion, that is the worst place differences should be discussed and settled by members. Nevertheless, it is a fact. So, we will, as SCV members, deal with it.

Oftimes, during the war of Northern Aggression, our gray clad ancestors faced odds far worse that those we face in a courtroom in Tennessee. They did not allow it to deter them. They charged into the melee and often came away victorious. I believe no less is expected of us. We certainly can do no less and at the same time honor the blood of our ancestors, which flows in the veins of all SCV members.

I have, as most SCV members in the past few days, been thinking of the worst-case scenario, which is... that we lose in the Courts in Tennessee on March 9th. Speaking only for myself, I will not remain a member of the SCV, because it will not be the organization I joined. I expect there will be great numbers of current SCV members who feel the same way.

What then, shall we do? We wish to continue our fight to preserve the heritage of our Confederate Ancestors. That has not diminished. I see only a single solution in the event of the collapse of the SCV. Immediately create another organization, from the ground up, keeping those things we cherished most from the old SCV, but this time give the new organization teeth. Teeth to stand in the face of the onslaught of Anti Confederate Heritage groups. Teeth to go to the wall in the courts, on the streets, and in the legislative buildings all across this land, as well as in Washington, D.C., when we have been challenged. And this time, gentlemen, elected officials should rule the new organization with limited terms in office, period.

I am not ready to throw in the towel, or give-up on the SCV. I think we ought to have a plan “B” in any event. Granted, a new organization would not have the historical value, and standing, as does the SCV, but with the same spirit, and work ethic, of the membership, it would quickly surpass the SCV as the heir to all things the “formerly great” SCV stood for.

But first, we fight. Our battle cry should be “No Quarter!”. Our Confederate Ancestors expect no less of us. We dare not let them down.

Your Obedient Servant,


Sunday, February 27, 2005

It's time for the Nuclear Option in the US Senate.

It is time, past time actually, for the Republicans in the US Senate to use their oft-threatened “Nuclear Option” and get the President’s judicial nominees approved by the Senate wih a simple yea or nay vote by a simple majority vote of the entire Senate.

As much screaming and hollering as the Democrats are doing, you’d think this was against the law, or something. It’s not. It is constitutional and, in fact, has been used before… in 1975.

Senator Bill Frist, the Senate Majority leader, has a responsibility to get the President’s nominees through the Senate. The Democrats are playing their usual obstructionist games and threatening to filibuster the nomination and keep it from coming to a vote. The “Nuclear Option” would solve that and allow the full Senate to vote and approved the nominees.

As we look down the road, a ways, we can see a Supreme Court Justice retiring and a Presidential nominee to replace him, or her, on the bench. Now is the time for the Republicans to serve notice that they will get the Supreme Court nominee brought to the full Senate and get a simple up, or down, vote on his/her nomination.

Do it now and let the Democrats get used to it.

It is very likely a new Supreme Court Chief Justice will be named shortly. I strongly urge the President to appoint Antonin Scalia to that post.

In a few months I expect a second opening on the court. So, the Republicans need to set the precedent, now, with the so-called “Nuclear Option”, to prove they mean business and will have no more of the bullying from the Senate Democrats.

Senator Frist, just do it!

Your Obedient Servant,


Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Political Spectrum

The Political Spectrum.

If you have ever wondered why it is so difficult for the political left and political right to communicate, then you are among the majority.

There really is a simple explanation. I’m going to try to demonstrate it here, for you, and if I am successful you will quickly see why communications between the political parties break down.

Let me try to demonstrate the political spectrum this way. A single straight line will represent the political spectrum itself. An ”L” and an “R”: will define the political “sides” of the spectrum. An “X”: will define the center of the political spectrum.

Now then, here is he political Right’s view of the Political spectrum:


Now here is the political Left’s view of the political spectrum:


See the problem?

Imagine, if you will, Hillary Clinton represented by the “X”. You can easily see why the Conservatives claim she is a “Leftist” and the Liberals claim she is a “Centrist”.

The difference is glaringly obvious when it is put to paper as I have just done.

How do we get around it? We don’t. We learn, somehow, to “talk around” it. Both sides believe they are correct. Both sides know the other is wrong. There will be no meeting in the middle because such a meeting would require movement by the left and none by the right. It’s not going to happen.

So, the political debate will continue. Sometimes it will be louder than at other times, but it will continue. Judging from the history of this country, it is no worse and no better than it has been since the founding. It is our system of government. Each political party acts as a check and balance on the other. Believe me, you would not like a country run strictly by my side, the Republicans. It is equally true; you would not like a country run solely by the Democrats.

So what are we to do? Struggle onward and upward with each other. Always, we must watch for the markers that it is time to put the squabble aside and stand together, solidly, for the country in times of distress. That is where we need work.

We have lost that ability, somewhere, along the way. We must reacquire it… and quickly… else all is lost.

Your Obedient Servant,


Friday, February 25, 2005

Mending European Fences...NOT!

Mending European fences…NOT!

You may choose to believe the President is in Europe mending fences if you wish. I, on the other hand, do not. George Bush is a leader. He doesn’t have to mend fences. Especially when the breakage was caused by the Europeans.

President Bush is ‘splaining it to them. He is laying out his vision for the next four years and inviting them to join us…or not.

Look, Bush is a leader. Right or wrong, he understands that a leader must lead from the front. A leader does not feel the need of consensus. Only an insecure “wannabe leader” would feel he, or she, needed consensus. “Consensus is the negation of leadership”. Thus said the Iron Lady of Great Britain, Lady Margaret Thatcher. The words were directed at George Bush’s father, George Herbert Walker Bush, prior to Gulf War One. This dire warning would not have been necessary with Bush Two.

Europe has chosen to make itself irrelevant. There is no more fight left in them. As they slowly adopted Democracy then swapped it for Socialism and voted themselves welfare from the cradle to the grave, they lost all aspiration for greatness. It’s gone. They appointed the US as the policeman of the world and the town marshal. Now they feel they have the right to moan and complain about the way we actually police it.

As a former police officer, I will never forget what the Clerk of Court said to me as she administered the Oath and pinned my badge on the front of my uniform. She said: ”You know, of course, that from this moment on, you are a Son of a Bitch.” Truer words were never spoken. It describes, to a tee, the situation between the USA and the rest of the world, especially Europe. They haven’t the spine to do what needs to be done and they hate us because we do.

Well, they’re going to have to live with it.

Your Obedient Servant,


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hillary from the Right

Well, Hillary is following the program.

For months now, Conservatives have been proclaiming that Hillary will run and she will run from the “right”. That is exactly what she is doing. Like her husband, before her, she will run from the right and govern, (God preserve us!) from the left! The “thinking” Democrats know they cannot win if their candidates run from the “left”. No matter how you slice it, this country is, by far, a conservative country. That goes double for the people of the South.

So, the Democrat base is already on board then? Not by a long shot. Howard Dean has that crowd. Hillary is hoping to draw the conservative Democrats back into the fold with her pronouncements of conservative views. Then, when the primaries arrive, the Conservative Democrats will bulldoze the Dean crowd and, having no one else to vote for, the Democrat “lefties” will throw their support behind Hillary. That’s the strategy. It should work.

Then reality will set in. The American people are not easily fooled. Harry Truman said: “Given a choice between a fake Republican and a real Republican the American people will choose the real Republican every time”. Somehow, the modern day Democrats have forgotten that.

Now, I’m not complaining, understand. We Republicans understood from the git-go that Hillary would take this tact. We were/are counting on it. But, then we conservatives are dumb, ignorant, simpletons… as we have been told so often by the Democrats who, to be so darned smart, manage to lose a heck of a lot.

I think we need another Bush to run in ’08. How about Jeb? Huh? If we’re going to create a dynasty here, then let’s go whole-hog and not hold back. Jeb Bush would make us a fine President.

We’d better be about the business of choosing our candidate quickly, ‘cause the Democrats already have theirs and the Media Wing of the Democratic Party will fill the airwaves with the “Hillary Chronicles” from now ‘til election day evening! That is another thing we can count on.

You know there is an old expression: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome every time.” That phrase should be engraved on the first page of the Democratic playbook.

But, then what do I know? I’m just a dumb ole Conservative.

Your Obedient Servant,


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Condi for President? Why not!

Will Condi run for President?

I have no idea at this point. It is way to early to speculate on her yen for the Presidency, or lack there of. One thing seems abundantly clear, however, the Republican Party would support her. Knowing only what I know now, so would I.

There appears little doubt that Hillary Clinton is going to cast her hat into the ring as a Democratic Candidate for President. With the far left in firm control of that party, there is no doubt they wait, with baited breath, to “coronate” her as President. The controlling influence in the Democratic Party today is utterly blind to the real America. They have no inkling they are so far out of the mainstream of American politics as to be a laughing stock, even among members in their own party who occupy the middle ground of the Democratic Party’s political spectrum. Hillary’s supporters populate the socialist wing of the Democratic Party. They are “momentarily” in control. I expect that to last only until the mid-term elections, in two years, when they will, once again, be pushed to the sidelines of their party after a terrible thrashing at the polls.

In the meantime, Americans must endure their carping, their continual insults to this country, and their near traitorous behavior in support of the enemies of his country by taking every opportunity to publicly trash America at home and abroad.

America is watching and listening. We are taking notes, and we will not forget the ranting of the Left. Our answer will come at the polls.

Hillary is employing her husband’s tactic of running from the right and governing from the left. We must give the Left credit for understanding that if they run from the left they have no chance of winning national office in America.

Will Condoliza Rice be our answer to the left’s Hillary? I don’t know. It’s still early. But, more and more leaders of the Right are lining up behind her. The Left’s shenanigans at her confirmation hearings only added to her support from the right. The rank and file, out here in the hinterlands watched… and we liked what we saw. When Condi cut Senator Boxer off at the knees, we applauded.

So, we on the right will wait, and watch Ms. Rice as her career unfolds before the entire world… and us. If the 2008 elections come down to Hillary and Condi, we will be looking at “class” and “no class”. Class will win. Condi will be our next President.

Your Obedient Servant,


Monday, February 21, 2005

The SUPREME Supreme Court

And so we come to the Supreme Court.

That is… the Supreme Court of the United States. How the deuce did they ever get the right to interpret the Constitution, anyway? The Constitution didn’t give it to them. The Congress didn’t give it to them. Then, where did they get the right?

They took it upon themselves. They simply decided that someone had to do it and since no specification was made in the Constitution, and the Congress had not legally appointed any one, or any organization, they decided they’d do it. And they have. I would argue they have done a fairly lousy job, of late, and I would further argue, we need some restrictions on the "Supremes" to rein them in. Hard.

First, The Court is supposed to be a “deliberative” body. Not a legislative body. Let me repeat that for emphasis. The Supreme Court is not…at least it is not supposed to be…a legislative body. That is another power they assumed.

Look, making laws from the bench has become acceptable practice… but it is wrong. In fact, it is unconstitutional. The Constitution gives that right only to the Congress. Legislating from the bench must be brought to a screeching halt. The Congress has the power to limit the Supreme Court to deliberations. They should do it, and do it quickly. We are in danger of losing our freedoms to a room full of old men and old women in black robes. They are poised to become the rulers of this nation.

The President can make a huge start on this by appointing Antonin Scalia to be Chief Justice upon the retirement of Chief Justice Rehnquist.

We desperately need a court, which holds to the Constitution as written. I make no apologies for not buying into the theory that the Constitution is a “living, breathing” document. It is not. It is a set of legal boundaries set down by or founders, by which this nation is to rule itself. It limits the power of the government over the people. Those who interpret if differently are just flat wrong.

Here of late you would not know the Federal Government has limits. But it does. The problem today, is, the Court finds clauses hidden in the text, or “meanings”, which have been hidden since the founding of the country. These findings seem, always, to justify rulings they make…rulings, which suit them. Oftimes, we will find no such clause, or any text, in the Constitution to support the “meaning” they have found. The Court’s ruling on Roe v Wade jumps instantly to mind.

This, then, is legislating from the bench. It is unconstitutional. Yet it is done and it is accepted because the Supreme Court has handed down the “ruling”.

Why must the justices be granted lifetime appointments? Why? There is hardly a more political bunch, in Washington, than the Supreme Court. Why not have them stand for election? Limit their service to a maximum of 12 or 15 years. Make retirement mandatory. Sure it would take legislation, possibly even an amendment to the Constitution. But that’s what Congress is for.

Let’s take back our Constitution. It is in dire peril.

Your Obedient Servant,


Sunday, February 20, 2005

Remove This Offensive Flag from Public View!

With all the Politically Correct types roaming the US these day, and with the devastation they are wreaking on our nation. The Confederate Battle Flag removal at Elmwood Cemetery, in Charlotte, did not come as a surprize. Howver, The PC crowd must understand that sooner, or later, this is all going to come back to bite them on the backside. Below, I try to point out the danger in the continued attack on Southern Heritage. You may not agree with the words below, but I believe you will admit, the day is coming, and not too far away when the Stars and Stripes will have to be forced from public view. I fervently hope I am wrong, but I believe I am right. When you read the following, please read through to my notes at the bottom.

Recently, I have detected an uneasiness in my soul when I find myself in the presence of a display of a nation symbol which, during it’s history, has been present at disgusting events of offensive conduct on the part of the nation it represents.

When I think back over the history of this National Flag I find that I am offended by it’s presence and I believe it is in the best interests of the people of this country, especially the children, the people of color, and the native, indigenous, peoples of this land, that it be removed from public view and placed in a museum, under glass, so that future generations, interested in it’s history, can hear a sanitized version, a “less offensive” re-telling of the events, places, and circumstances, of the long, and less than glorious, history of this piece of offensive cloth.

The early history of this flag finds it flying proudly over a rag tag bunch of rebels determined to secede from a mother country, which wished only the best for it’s colonies, which it held in the highest esteem. This dirty, bunch of rabble did manage to wrest their separation from that that amiable mother country and forced the troops of Great Britain to board ships and leave for home immediately. It was forced deportation at gunpoint. How deplorable!

Another hurtful fact of the history of this flag…the same raggedy bunch created what they called a “republic” from the remnants of a country left after the “genocidal” war they started. Now comes the really corrupt part. They agreed to legalize slavery in the country they created, because, they said, if they didn’t, it would be impossible to form a country and a government. So, slavery was instituted, under law, in the states of the new country, north and south. But, the new government would not allow the southern states where the plantations were, to use their own resources, in ships and ports, to bring in new slaves from Africa, No, this bunch of dastardly people, made sure the slave ships only were allowed into northern ports in New England. What is so horrible, that national flag, I now find offensive, was flying over every one of those slave ships from this new upstart country. That flag was the flag flying above as those shackled slaves made ther way, gingerly, down the gangplanks onto the docks of those Northeastern port cities. The old mother country had her own slave trade but she flew, of course, her own flag.

Then in the middle part of the 19th century the southern half, of this fairly new country, wanted to separate itself and form a new nation just as the constitution said it could. The northern part of the country said no and sent troops into the south to pillage, rape, and burn the homes and factories of the south. All the time, that national banner I now find offensive, was flapping in the breeze above the troops in blue as they ripped apart a society like none other on earth and destroyed it, killing innocent women and children, sometimes by starvation, as at Vicksburg. Needless to say, their sheer numbers forced their southern brothers to capitulate. Then followed seven years of even harsher punishment by the northern part of that country on the south. It was a calculated decimation of a people never before seen in the annals of history. And that offensive flag was flying above the perpetrators the entire time.

Soon after that debacle, the same country decided the native people of this country, the people who were here when the white man’s ancestors stepped off the first ships, were now an inconvenience and they began a crusade of genocide to wipe them from the face of the earth. One of their generals even stated, “A good Indian is a dead Indian.” All the while that banner, of theirs, was flapping in the air above all those atrocities.

The early histories of the people who are represented by this offensive flag were times of overbearing hate, and conquest, and genocide. Yet that same flag flies above legislative buildings, schools, post offices, courthouses, and even private homes in a boisterous manner designed to offend the sensibilities of every right thinking man and woman. This must be brought to a close. That flag must be removed from public display.

Those of us who band together and form organizations to further the progress of our group of “right thinking” peoples must insist that this blood stained banner, this hateful rag, be pulled down, and never again allowed to be seen in public for fear of offending someone.

If we must, we will seek legislation towards that end. The people under this flag must not allow their self esteem to be diminished by this blatant display of an emblem with such a tarnished past.

Yes, the Stars and Stripes, "Old Glory", must come down. It is offensive. We cannot have if displayed over the graves of veterans, and such, because passers-by, who know of it’s ugly history, may be offended.

A new flag must be designed for these people… for this nation. May I suggest a very simply flag one which represents all the sensitivities of all who reside under that flag.

I hereby suggest a solid white banner.

Dear Reader: If you are now incensed by the scribbling above, I ask you to consider… it was written to be an absurd depiction of a truth that is, itself, absurd. What is happening to the Confederate Battle Flag today, in places like Charlotte, NC, is absurd. My point is that if we continue to capitulate to groups who are offended, how long do you expect it will be until the scenario I describe above will play out on the stage of the courts of this country?

So, next time you read of someone offended by the Confederate Battle Flag, stop for a moment, and consider the words above. Then lean on your political representatives to bring some kind of sanity back to this country, which finds itself in the dictatorial grip of Political Correctness, which is squeezing the life from us.

It is PC , Dear Reader, that offends me!

Your Obedient Servant,


Saturday, February 19, 2005

Making Election Day a Federal Holiday? No way!

Election Day becomes a Federal Holiday? Nah, ain’t gonna happen!

A few days ago, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and the usual suspects, gathered for a press conference to which the Media Wing of the Democrat Party flocked, salivating, to receive the words from on high.

As usual the words from on high were empty, vacuous, and the renovations to the Election Process in America, which they propose, will never happen. And, they know it. It was simply another exercise in attempting to blacken the Republican Party’s name among the Democrat base. That, alone, is totally unnecessary. That crowd, their base, is hopeless. But I digress.

Two of their “bold” proposals were: Make Election Day, a National Holiday to entice more people to vote. And… allow convicted felons to vote.

Do you see the thrust here? You don’t have to have the IQ of a rocket scientist to figure this one out.

First: If Election Day is made a Federal Holiday, Federal (read "Government") workers will have the day off. The vast majority of Federal/Government workers are Democrats. They are ""Union Democrats. The theory is… this would help the Democrat ticket.

Now to the felons: Who do you think they’ll vote for, huh? ‘nuff said!

Frankly, it doesn’t have a prayer of passing the Congress, for one thing, because it is so transparent.

On the other hand, I’m not sure making Election Day a Federal Holiday would do much of anything towards increasing the numbers at the polls. People, who want to vote, find a way. It would, however, present those not particularly interested in voting, anyhow, a shot at a relaxing day off from work…and nothing else. I do not believe they will stand in line to cast a vote for a candidate they probably know nothing about, anyway.

But, the Democrats, ever the champions of “appearance”, and of “slight of hand”, will use the fact that the Congress will turn this down, flat, as another opportunity to bash the Republicans and harangue their listeners, and the press, with choruses of “The Republicans don’t care about voters!” Same song…another verse.

Frankly, I don’t think we need to make voting any easier. If anything we need to make it harder to vote.

I think we should bring back voter testing. Can the voter read? Does the voter have an IQ above room temperature? That sort of thing.

A voter should have to prove he or she is a citizen of the US and a citizen of the state and/or city in which he, or she, is about to cast a vote. (Not by using the proposed Federal Driver’s license!) And… last, but not least, a voter should be able to prove he, or she, is not dead. That alone will cut down, tremendously, on the “Graveyard Vote”.

So far, nearly all the voter registration laws, such as “Motor Voting”, have backfired and more Republicans than Democrats have used it to register to vote. But, bless their hearts, those Dems keep trying!

You know, I expect that soon, they will have a voter registration form sent to young parents along with their new child’s Social Security Number.

Are they doing that already????

If not, watch for it. It’s coming!

Your Obedient Servant,


Friday, February 18, 2005

The 2008 Election is coming!

The 2008 Election is coming!

Let’s project ahead to the US Presidential Election of 2008.

It would appear the Democrat Party candidate will be, as expected, Hillary Clinton. Then Republicans are counting on that.

The Dems know a painful truth. They cannot win without the South. The South, you may remember, allowed itself to be snowed twice, by Jimmy Carter, and by Bill Clinton. For a moment, the South forgot that even though they (Carter and Clinton) were Southern… they were still Democrats. It will be a cold day in Hades before the South will elect another Democrat from the South…and that goes double for the South’s historical, and traditional, enemy, the Northeast.

So, with Hillary on the Democratic ticket, who will the Republicans run?

Republicans know John McCain cannot carry the South. McCain is a liberal. He is a RINO (Republican In Name Only.) He will not get the South’s vote.

Rudy Gulliani has the same problem. He, too, will not carry the South for the same reason John McCain can’t get the Southern vote. He’s Liberal. A RINO. The South is Conservative…even the Democrats. (Besides… how many Southerners do you know named Gulliani, huh?)

Back in 2004, the South, including the Tar Heel state, rejected the Democrat ticket, which included a North Carolinian, John Edwards. Mr. Edwards will not have a chance of carrying the South any time in the near future… if ever. The people of North Carolina have not forgiven him for gaining the Senate seat and using it as a launching pad in a bid for the Vice-Presidency with an eye on the Presidency. Tar Heels have VERY LONG memories.

So, whom WILL the South vote for under the Republican banner?

Condoleezza Rice.

The racist, bigoted, South, as described for you by the Main Stream Media, is going to vote for a black woman for President? You Bet!

You see, we have an unusual situation coming up in 2008…an open seat for the Presidency. The incumbent is not running, the Vice-President, Dick Chaney, is not interested in running, so, there is no “heir apparent” on the Republican side.

There is, however, a way around that little problem and the Republican Party is exploring that avenue even today.

Here’s the scenario:

Suppose in say, January of 2007, Dick Chaney announces he is resigning for reasons of health. President Bush thanks him for his service and announces his choice for Vice-President is Condoleezza Rice. Problem solved, election over.

Why, you may ask, am I bringing up the 2008 election now? Because, the campaign has started. The Mainstream Media is already pushing Mrs. Clinton. Get used to it. For the next 7 years, and some months, she will be promoted by all the broadcast networks, all the cable news networks, save for Fox News, and all the major newspapers and news magazines. They constitute the “Media Wing” of the Democrat Party. They carry the water and do the heavy lifting for the DNC. The Republicans have Talk Radio, one TV cable news channel (Fox News) and the Internet…. And Republicans have cleaned the Democrat clock. You see, they by-passed the MSM and went directly to the American people.

The Democrats have missed an important fact about the American Electorate. They are no longer the dumb, uneducated, masses Democrats knew how to manipulate, through fear, for many, many years. No longer. Americans now know where to go to access the facts, and information they need upon which to base their political decisions. And they are dong it.

You see, the Mainstream Media has lost it’s strangle hold on the voter’s source of information.

This is a new day in American politics. Conservatives have waited a long, long, time for it. Let’s relish it.

Your Obedient Servant,


Thursday, February 17, 2005

Taxes by the mile!

“Taxes by the mile!”

Not buying as much gasoline as you used too…you know, before the price skyrocketed…this time? Well, guess what? You’re going to have to pay anyway. The government, I mean. You know…as in TAXES!!!

Yep, those folks in California, ever looking for a way to hit the “peons” up for more loot are looking…longingly…at the probability of charging you, by the mile, for using the California highways! Oh, yeah!

So, you thought you’d be smart and save the planet from global warming and cut back on your “gas guzzling” by riding yourself of that big ole (safe) SUV and buying one of those tiny, little, one-lung skateboards with wheels, huh? Didn’t work. Nope! You just can’t out smart those “left coasters” when it comes to innovation in levying taxes!

See, the deal is, they are investigating the possibility (probability is more like it) of placing a GPS (a Global Positioning monitor) device on every auto in the state of California. It will track every mile you drive and when you go to the gas pump to fill up, a computer, in the pump, will total your taxes for the miles you have driven since your last fill-up, and tag the additional costs onto the price of the gasoline.

Oh, one other thing…with a G.P.S. device on your car, or truck, you never have to worry, ever again, about getting lost. The government will always know where your vehicle is located. (Privacy? What privacy?) Oh, by the way, who do you suppose will get stuck with the bill for all those GPS devices? Guess!

Oregon is checking out the same set-up for their state, too. That’s where California got the idea in the first place.

I guess its time to park the old “blue bomber” and place it up on the cement blocks, in the side yard, and begin walking to work. But, hey, somebody’s got to pay for all the “up-keep” on those sidewalks!

How far did you say you walk to work, both ways, each day??? Huh?

(… And they wonder why the South wanted to secede!)

Your Obedient Servant,


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Replace Lincoln with Reagan on the Five Dollar Bill

There has been a bill floating around Congress for some time now to place the likeness of President Ronald Reagan on a piece of US currency. The designated currency is the fifty-dollar bill. The legislation would have US Grant removed from that bill and replaced with Ronald Reagan.

I support placing President Ronald Reagan’s likeness on US currency. I am just not happy about the selection of the Fifty-dollar bill. No, Reagan should be on a bill used more often by the people, who loved him, respected him, and idolized him… the common man and woman.

President Reagan’s likeness belongs on the Five Dollar Bill, in place of the fictionalized Abraham Lincoln.

To half of this country Lincoln is no hero. In the South, his name is spoken as though the speaker had something nasty in his mouth. We Southerners find it impossible to forget it was Lincoln who began the “War of Northern Aggression” with US troops in Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. It was Lincoln who ordered his troops into the South to rape, pillage, and burn. It was Lincoln who arrested, and jailed, newspaper editors because he didn’t like what they were writing about him. It was Lincoln who arrested a number of the State Legislators of Maryland to keep them from voting for secession. It was Lincoln who suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus. And, it was Lincoln who forced over 3 million people to remain in a union, with other states, with which they had no commonality.

Even today, here In the South, Southerners will always hand a cashier a five-dollar bill face down. We cannot bring ourselves to look upon the face of a man who brought so much pain, and suffering, to our country, the Confederate States of America. We cannot forget the occupation forces of the Northern Armies still in residence all over the South.

So, we propose removing Lincoln from that particular piece of currency and replacing him with President Ronald Reagan, a man who reduced taxes, brought down the wall between the two Germanys, and brought the 40 year long “Cold War” to an end, and lifted the constant threat of nuclear annihilation to this country. He returned optimism to the citizens of this country, and a belief in the “Can Do” America. He gave us back our self-respect. We can never thank him enough!

Compare the two men, and there is no way Lincoln’s likeness should be on that piece of currency. On the other hand, there is no excuse for not placing Reagan’s likeness in it’s stead!

None at all.

I remain,

Your Obedient Servant,


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The tired, old, lockbox scheme again.

The Democrats are trotting out the tired old “lockbox” scheme they used during Al Gore’s failed attempt at wining the Presidency. Have these people no imagination? None? By now, everyone is aware there is no lockbox, and if there were, it would be empty.

Look, the Social Security account is empty. The funds are gone. There is zip, nada, in that account…except…maybe, some IOU’s from the federal government.

All funds going into the Social Security Account are extracted immediately and placed in the General Fund and…spent. All of it. Gone!

We really ought to stop deceiving ourselves about Social Security. The system is going to crash. Sooner or later. We have a President willing to do something about it…other than talk about it... and tell us he “feels our pain”.

President Bush has grabbed hold of the issue and is determined to bring change to the system. It needs it. If the Congress manages to pass some legislation to bring change to the Social Security system, it will be over the political bodies of the Democrats. Politically speaking…that can be arranged.

President Bush is going directly to the people with his message of change. He is bypassing the Main Stream Media, which is nothing more than a subsidiary of the “Left”, wholly owned and operated by the DNC. The President’s message will be presented to the voters unfiltered thru the bias of the press.

Now, it will be up to the American electorate. Listen to the President. But, don’t stop there. Do some digging on your own and learn for yourself the state of the Social Security System. Then call your Congressperson, and Senator, and tell them your feelings.

We have a Republic. The legislators are to vote in our stead in the Congress. They need to know your feelings about this before it comes to a vote.

Your Obedient Servant,


Monday, February 14, 2005

Hello Howard Dean, Goodbye Democrat Party

If this is your first visit to this site, let me establish, right up front, that I am a conservative. I’m not a “neo-Conservative”. I’m a “Paleo-Conservative”. I’m conservative on politics, social issues, and religion. My view of the world is filtered through my conservatism.

In this post, I’d like to give you a Conservative’s view of what used to be a great Political Party in this country, the USA. It used to be a worthy opponent of political conservatives in the USA. But no more.

I am speaking of the American Democrat Party. I’m being a bit generous in referring to them as Political Party. There was a time, not so long ago, that the Democrat Party actually represented the political belief of a host of Americans. No longer. Even the American college campuses, a bastion of liberalism, are experiencing a huge influx of Conservative freshman. That alone speaks well for the future of Conservatism in the US.

The so-called Democrat Party today is actually a conglomeration/coalition of leftist, socialist, and so-called “special interest groups” who have no party allegiance beyond their own interests. There is no longer a desire to do good to, and for, the nation. The selfish interests of each group, now under the Democrat banner, have replaced that.

As a result, the DNC has lost its way. The old line Democrats are well aware of the party’s lost direction… but the current leadership will pay them no mind.

The Democrat Party is now undeniably the American "Socialist Party". Their goal is to transform America into a socialist/welfare state, which reflects modern day Europe.

Their state of denial is monumental. The DNC leadership has determined their loss, in the 2004 election, was simply because they were not “socialist enough”. As a result they install Howard Dean as their leader. This is very much like handing the rope to the hangman. He is taking the party to the gallows and the party is cheering as they mount the steps.

Folks on my side of the political spectrum are cheering them on. We can’t believe our good fortune. We can hardly contain our joy. We continually pinch ourselves to be sure we aren’t dreaming. We aren’t. We’re being handed the leadership of the USA, for at least a generation, and it’s being given to us on a silver platter. Whats not to like?

In reality, however, we mourn the passing of the Democrat Party. Their absence on the political playing field will be missed. They kept the Conservatives sharp. The new party emerging from the ash heap is the New "Democrat-Socialist Party" of America. They are nearly 100% predictable. I’m afraid we Conservatives will lose our edge.

The USA needs two parties, at all times, to serve as checks and balances for each other. However, now that the Democrat Party is gone, we Conservatives must pay closer attention to our own Conservative leaders. Never far from our minds should be the thought: “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We must mount continuous vigilance on our own leaders.

To the Democrats we say: “Goodbye!” To the Republicans we say: “Watch it!”

Your Obedient Servant,


Sunday, February 13, 2005

The new Immigration Bill must be stopped!!! # 2

(This such an important issue I have chosen to run this post again today. "Longstreet")

The new Immigration Bill, passed by the US House recently, is filled with trip wires and back doors and all of them are encroachments on the free citizens of the United States of America.

This bill, in its current form, must be stopped. The Senate is our last chance to stop this Bill before it is let loose on the people of the US.

I can understand the border fence and getting that 3-mile gap closed. We truly need more protection on our border with Mexico and yes, on our border with Canada. But that portion of the New Immigration/Real ID Bill which allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to disregard laws that get in his/her way (as they pertain to road and walls/fences) is going entirely too far. The intent of the law is good. The actual effect of the law is damnable.

The Bill will make drivers licenses virtually a “Federal Drivers License” rather than state drivers licenses, as they are now. The records will contain much more information, about the holder of the license, than is necessary, including medical records and such. The drivers license will become a National ID card as it must be used to purchase plane tickets, train tickets, even as an identification to enter federal property such as a National Park. How long do you think it will be before your drivers license will become the dreaded National ID card conservatives have fought against for many decades? Not long, I assure you. This cannot be allowed to happen.

As with many bills, originating in the US House, the intentions are good. However, there is a gap a mile wide for the “Law of Unintended Consequences” to drive a truck through. Right there... is where a fence needs to be placed! Close that gap and we can have a bill that will gain the support of my wing of the political spectrum.

I am more than a little tired of having my freedoms taken away in the name of security. If we, as Americans, allow this rush to totalitarianism, we will soon have neither freedom nor security.

Now is the time to call your Senator’s office and let your voice be heard on this abomination of a bill. If it can be stopped the Senate is our last chance. I urge you to get on the phone today.

News reports tell us the intention is to make this bill a part of a “must pass” Senate bill in order to get it through the Senate. The President has already said he will sign it.

Every so often, there comes a time to stand up and be counted. Now is one of those times. We must not allow this “Abomination” to become law.

The historian Edward Gibbons once said:

“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and they lost it all: Security, Comfort, and Freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished most for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free… and never was free again!”

We cannot allow this to happen to America. Yet, we certainly seem to be headed in that direction. This new immigration bill will only grease the skids.

I urge you to get on the phone, get on your e-mail, even snail mail… any avenue open to you, to lobby the US Senate. Don’t put it off. Their intentions are to pass this bill into law immediately. Never mind the obvious unconstitutional portions of it.

This is most certainly a “call to action” for all Americans who wish to maintain our freedom. Now, today, is the time to call, write, or email your Senator.

Your Obedient Servant,


Friday, February 11, 2005

North Korea has Nukes?? No Kidding!

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise…North Korea has Nukes! No kidding!

Surprise, surprise, surprise! North Korea has nukes! Why, I am breathless with disbelief…NOT!

We have known for years that North Korea had nukes. Those nukes can reach the west coast of the US. They must be taken out.

We should have known, and frankly, I believe we did, from the day the first Nuclear Bomb fell on Japan there was no way to contain this nuclear menace. I think we knew the “nut cases” would be working, all out, to acquire an atomic bomb, and so they have. Right now we are staring down the barrels of twin nuclear states, Iran and North Korea. Iran will soon be rocked with either war or revolution, and pre-occupied with that. While they are sidelined, the US will have to strike North Korea and be done with it.

As long as that bushy-haired, air headed, tin-pot dictator runs the place we are in imminent danger of a nuclear attack. He must go.

The President is setting the stage for the coming event. He has leaned over backwards to accommodate North Korea and set-up multi-nation talks to try to reach some sort of agreement that would rule out a clash of military forces. North Korea will have none of it.

The history of North Korea is to bluff their way through nearly everything. They did it during the talks to bring a cease-fire to the conflict in Korea between US Forces, South Korea, and their own military. That war is not over. We have only a cease-fire, which is subject to violation, by either party, at any time. North Korea has pushed the envelope on many occasions including the outright murder of American troops guarding the border. It is an uneasy peace to say the least.

Now comes the public announcement that they "officially" have nukes. The first question coming to mind is: “What do they want?” Like the bully with an inferiority complex , they always threaten before making their desires known.

North Korea’s Delusions of Grandeur will lead to its utter destruction. You would have thought that the history of World War Two would have taught these dictators, and bully nations, a lesson. But, apparently it did not.

So, as the US fleet sails toward the waters off North Korea and attack aircraft fly into South Korea and Japan, we wait and ready ourselves for the North Koreans, at the last minute, to make known what their desires are…this time.

One thing North Korea has not counted on, nor taken into consideration. President Bush. He will strike. Preparations are being made now, to remove the Korean problem from the table. The sooner the better.

Your Obedient Servant,


Thursday, February 10, 2005

No Peace in the Middle East

I wouldn’t get too comfortable with the newly agreed upon “Cease Fire” between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It won’t last. It never does. Give it a week, maybe two. I’m not being pessimistic. I’m being realistic.

Already at least one Palestinian faction says it will not abide by it. We are not surprised. Fighting, dying, killing, out right murder, it’s all a way of life in that neighborhood. The homicide bombers will be back shortly. It just takes a bit longer now since Saddam isn’t around to pay off families to send their children, with bombs strapped on them, out into the streets to kill themselves and everyone around them. But, where there is a will… there is a way… and they will find it.

It’s sad, really. That part of the world, used to be, the cross roads of the civilized world. Now, it has become a boil on the buttocks of the world. What a shame.

There is no feud like a family feud. We had ours back in the 1860’s. We still carry the scars. Some of us carry the scars as badges of honor. They have never really healed. The same will happen in the Holy Land. The difference is, we continue to work at healing our land. I’m not sure that will happen in that area.

So, while the press fawns over the prospect of Peace in the Middle East, the Palestinians are taking the opportunity to “Re-Load”. The Israeli’s will be preparing for another assault.

The news folks should keep the cameras rolling. There’ll be plenty of footage of mangled bodies for the 24-hour news channels and the 6:30 news. It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings and she hasn’t even left the dressing room yet!

Your Obedient Servant,


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Starving the Government

Starving the Government

Well, the President’s budget is on the hill. As expected, the roof has blown off. Most of the noise is from the Democrats. A few Republicans are fussing, too.

Look, for the past four years the opposition has been nagging at the Bush Administration to stop the spending. The Congress has been spending money like a “drunken sailor”. They have moaned, and groaned, about the huge surplus the Clinton Administration handed down to Bush. And now, they contend, it is gone.

A couple of things: First, there was never a surplus! It was a paper figure only. It never existed in reality. The Bush Administration could not spend what it did not have.

Second, be careful what you ask for…you might get it. They asked that spending be stopped, and now, the President has offered to stop it with his new budget.

The howls of pain and dismay, the weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, from the Democrat side of the aisle is a sight to behold.

So, how, exactly, would they take care of the deficit? By raising taxes. Trust me, they’re Democrats… they raise taxes. Even now, they are planning ways to take back the tax breaks the President gave us in his first term. And then, they plan to raise our taxes. They offer the same solution to “fix” social security… raise taxes.

Look, my state, North Carolina, is looking at major tax increases this year. We keep electing Democrat governors and they keep raising taxes. It is what they do. Even in my county, run by Democrats, the taxes have been raised again this year. The Republican counties, all around us, are growing by leaps and bounds and we are dead in the water. North Carolina is in deep financial trouble. But nobody in Raleigh will even talk about cutting spending.

You know, I’ll bet, at your house, when you find your money is not stretching as far as it once did, you buy less. You cut back on the spending. It is common sense. Not so in Raleigh, and not so in Washington…until now.

The President’s new budget will slow down spending, by cutting back on the rate of increase in the budgets of many departments. Nine of the President’s fifteen Cabinet departments will receive less money. Some government programs will be cut out entirely, because they have not worked, or, are not cost efficient.

The old expression: “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” is one they have not learned in Washington! Well, now is a good time to begin.

Republicans have long believed in “starving government” to reduce it’s size. This is as good a time as any to put the Federal Government on a major diet!

Your Obedient Servant,


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Is Social Security Secure? NO!

Is Social Security Secure?

The short answer is no!

Social security is certain to see its demise in 30 years or so. President Bush’s attempt to save this government program is timely.

The Democrats know all this. It is not a secret.

Here’s the problem: The Democrats fear the Republican Party is taking their program… their power base. They have worked long and hard, since FDR put his signature on the first Social Security Act, to create a class of people dependent on Social Security and therefore, dependent on the Democrat Party. Remember, Social Security is, as the name implies, a SOCIAL Program. Since the Democrat Party is, in fact, the Socialist Party in America, they feel they own this program. The Republicans, as they see it, are stealing Social Security right out from under them and, by doing so, the Republicans are further reducing the power of the Democrat Party with voters and, most especially, the Democrat Party’s base.

They’re right! The Republican Party intends to gut the Democrat Party and make the Democrats irrelevant, period.

The Democrats, on the other hand, are furious. They are fearful… and they have a right to be fearful. The American voter has heard the message of the Democrat Party and the American voters rejected it, outright. And they continue to reject it. Plus, voters have watched, and listened, as the Democrat Party has done nothing to gain the confidence of the voters as they vociferously play obstructionist games in Congress. They have been successful in creating an image in the voter’s minds of a Party, which cares nothing for the American people, or for the security of the country, and are concerned, only, with grabbing power and hanging on to it… at any cost.

That is what the American voter sees. The DNC is doing nothing to disabuse the voter of that image of their party, and are, in fact, bolstering it by moving Howard Dean into the leadership position in the DNC.

We have a bold President in George Bush. We have a leader. He is not afraid to strike out on his own. He leads from the front. He thinks big, he talks big, he has a big vision, and here’s the clincher, he delivers big!

Americans admire a leader like Bush. He is the embodiment of the way Americans see themselves. Yes, to our European detractors, George Bush is a “COWBOY”. What the “Old Worlders” fail to understand is… referring to an American, as a cowboy, is the highest praise. Thank you.

So, as the Democrat sun is setting, maybe they should look at themselves to learn the cause of their own demise. They are a deeply wounded political party…and the wounds are self-inflicted.

We wish the President “good luck” as he leads the country in yet another attack on the empty threats and equally empty promises of the Democrat Party.

Someone once said: “Leaders are like Eagles. They don’t flock. You find them one at a time.”

Finally, in George Bush, we have a leader!

Your Obedient Servant,


Sunday, February 06, 2005

No Constitutional Rights for Terrorists

The Gitmo detainees do not have rights under the U.S. Constitution. No matter the ruling by the “left-leaning” Carter-appointed judge a few days ago.

Those terrorists are not citizens of the US. Now, those of you equating the Declaration of Independence, and it’s “equality” clause with the Constitution, must come to an understanding that the Declaration of Independence is not a part of the U.S. Constitution, which is the basis for all US law.

Now, understand this: The Constitution was written by, and for, US citizens ONLY! No non-citizen is covered by the Constitution… none! Therefore, the court ruling was completely wrong.

While I’m at it, let me stress…the Constitution does not grant rights even to citizens of the US. The Constitution’s sole purpose is to limit the power of the Federal Government. The Bill of Rights is/are ten set-asides to guarantee certain areas of law the federal Government is forbidden to go!

The court’s ruling did not come as a surprise. This is the kind of muddled thinking we get when “leftist” academics teach that the U.S. Constitution is a “living, breathing” document. It is not! The founders said what they meant and, meant what they said, when they wrote the Constitution.

Look, the U.S. will not even support a "world court" because it would subjugate the U.S. Constitution to some code of laws which may favor the rights of citizens of other countries over the Constitutional rights of U.S. Citizens. We can’t have that.

This judge's ruling may make it all the way to the Supreme Court, but at some point, this judge’s ruling will be overturned… as it should be.

Your Obedient Servant,


Emergency Broadcast System Does Not Work

The Emergency Broadcast System will not work.

A few days ago, someone hit the wrong button and the signal was flashed to all broadcasting stations in Connecticut that the entire state was to be evacuated… at once. So, where’d they all go? Nowhere. No one moved.

Why, you may ask. It’s simple, really. The Emergency Broadcast System doesn’t work.

Oh, it will work by delivering the message from one broadcast station to the other (so long as their receivers are working and activate when they receive the tone telling them to interrupt the regular broadcasting of that particular station and start sending, immediately, the EBS broadcast.), but so far as alerting anyone outside the broadcasting industry, it is a dud. The thing is… it has always been a dud since it’s inception.

I spent 30 years in the broadcasting business. We know it won’t work, simply because it never has.

The incident in Connecticut is only the latest in a long line of similar incidents to which nobody responded… save the government.

Broadcasters have long known, and have long protested, to the government, that this EBS system will not work. It’s like butting your head against the wall. The government has spent millions upon millions of dollars to create this thing and they will not admit it is a dud.

There should be a better way to get an emergency announcement out to as many Americans as possible.

The viewer and listener’s brain rarely processes those “tones” and “crawlers” on the TV screens and that “godawful buzzing” on the radio anymore. They are now so frequent they have become a part of the background noise of our daily lives. It is an annoyance more than anything else.

It is way past time for the US Government to toss the EBS system and create a system that will work. If there is such a thing. Frankly, I’m not sure there is.

Your Obedient Servant,


Saturday, February 05, 2005

US Should Annex Mexico

Is it time for the US to annex Mexico? You Bet!

Maybe the answer to the problem of illegals crossing the border, between Mexico and the US, is to permanently move the border…south to… say… the northern border of Guatemala and Belize?

Mexico is a strange country. Their government is in Mexico City and their people are in North Carolina…(and other states, of course). So, with this arrangement, who, exactly, is the Mexican government governing? Huh?

I’m just sorta looking for possible answers to this very serious problem.

We could send the Texas National Guard down, one weekend, to roll up Mexico and be done with it. Besides, they used to have some oil down there. Maybe we can tap into to that to offset our added expense of welfare to the remainder of the people in that country…make that “state”. Maybe we could make it a territory, like Puerto Rico? Heck, we can’t even get the Puerto Ricans to vote for Independence! Those government checks spend far too well, to give that up.

Look, we invaded, and conquered Mexico, in the 1840’s, (1846-1848) and then we invaded a few times prior to the First World War when some Mexican bandits began raiding across the border. Problem is, we gave it back every time we took it. Now they won’t stay home.

If we are going to have to support the country anyway, why not just take it in payment for services rendered?

The lefties won’t allow us to put up a fence, or a wall, or even put troops on the border to stop the illegal crossings. So, we need a different solution.

My suggestion is…Annexation! Right away! Unless, of course, they would agree to stay home if we gave them California back!

Your Obedient Servant.


Friday, February 04, 2005

A General and the Truth

A General and the Truth

Here we go again. Lt. General James Mattis is about to be persecuted by the press and political lefties because he spoke the truth. To the politically correct crowd the truth is anathema. It brings on a serious case of the “Vapors” amongst the gentler intelligentsia. The truth is dangerous. It tends to enlighten people. Thus enlightened, they become knowledgeable. Knowledge is power. Power threatens the politically correct crowd. Do you see the cycle here?

Sensitivity is everything to the practitioners of PC. After all, our enemies are not really bad. The pointy-heads continually tell us we brought 9/11 on ourselves, therefore we should capitulate to the enemy. Utter nonsense. Unmitigated B.S..

Now back to the good General. He spoke the truth. For all who have been on active duty, in the US Armed Forces, what the General said is a truism. Our troops train endlessly to kill, and maim, and destroy, our enemies in the most efficient way possible. After months and, in some cases, years of training, the emotional release resulting from actually doing what you have trained so long to do, is, well, fun. Not to mention, the bad guys are trying to kill you at the same time. The old expression: “If the enemy is within range of your guns, you are in range of his!” weighs heavily on the minds of warriors. To eliminate an immediate threat brings a rush no drug can supply. That is what the General meant.

For expressing the truth, there is a likelihood his military career is over. It is a sad day, indeed, when the truth dare not be spoken.

It reminds me of another General who lost his job as a result of something he said. General George Patton was arguably the best general the US Army had, period. A warrior. A pure warrior. Warriors are like junk yard dogs. A country keeps them chained up until the country is in danger. Then the country releases the chain and allows the dogs of war to rip and tear until the enemy is vanquished. Then, we chain them up again. Or, we persecute them for doing what WE trained them to do...fight and win wars.

We’d like the General to know some of us admire his candor. We also appreciate the job he has done for our country.

Semper fi, General Mattis.

Your Obedient Servant,


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Clinton, President of the World???

Cinton, President of the World???

Bill Clinton is well on his way to reaching his goal of becoming "President of the World!"

UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has named Clinton UN Special Envoy, for tsunami-affected nations. His (Clinton's) foot is now firmly planted in the door.

Clinton’s next post… that of Secretary General of the UN, or, in his mind, “President of the World!” Scary, huh? Trouble is, I think he’ll get it. One thing’s for sure, he’d fit right in with that crowd of rouges, thieves and all around brigands.

Our last Ambassador, John C. Danforth, of Missouri, resigned less than six months into his tenure. That is the shortest tenure of a US Ambassador in the history of the UN. We suspect that Danforth found his sterling character did not fit into, shall we say, the “questionable” conduct of the UN. Mr. Danforth is an Episcopal priest. He presided over the Washington services of the Reagan Funeral. He’s a good man. Too good to be affiliated with the UN.

That body has outlived its usefulness. It needs to be disbanded and done away with. We could use a world body to mediate disputes, but never again a world body modeled after the current UN. It has become corrupt, and, It has become an unwelcome guest in New York, and in America.

In the meantime, we wait, with baited breath, for Clinton to put his imprint on that supposed “world body”. If he does for the U.N., what he did for the US, it will be disbanded soon, simply by the US de-funding it. Once our money is stopped the UN will dry up. It is our money, and the blood of our soldiers, they depend upon. It is time to cut off both.

Your Obedient Servant,


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Democrat Party is still complaining.

Democrat Party is still complaining.

The Democrats continue to complain that Bush won’t announce the “exit strategy” for US forces getting out of Iraq. They overlook the obvious exit strategy: victory! Plain and simple. Of course, that is every nation’s strategy. However, if the Democrats had their way, our exit strategy would be retreat, cutting and running… slinking from the battlefield like a whipped dog with it’s tail tucked between it’s legs.

Those limp-wristed, testosterone challenged, old hacks, like Kennedy (Who, after all, has proven the depth of his courage) and Kerry (He, too, proved his courage…after he was back in the States.) would have us walk away from the mess in Iraq. Their dream is to make America look weak in the eyes of the world.

The far left wing is in charge of the National Democrat Party. The Kennedy’s, the Kerry’s, the Boxers, the Pelosis, the Reeds, the Deans, the Carters, the Clintons, ad nauseum. Free Americans everywhere thank God that FDR and Truman were the Democrats in charge during the Second World War. Had the crowd, wearing the Democrat label today, been in charge, the eastern half of this nation would be speaking German and the western half would be speaking Japanese. The lack of courage of the Democratic leadership today is absolutely breath taking. Had they been in power at the time of Pearl Harbor, they would have been apologizing to the Japanese for whatever it was that caused the Japanese to bomb us.

We must thank God that this crowd of Democrats didn’t win last November. Had they won, we’d be teaching our children to “duck and cover” again in school. The Islamists would be running rampant in New York and Washington. Our cities would resemble Fallujah.

It’s no wonder that Democrats are out of power. It’s no wonder they have secured the halls of Congress and the Whitehouse, for at least a generation, for the Conservatives. Yet, they can’t see their error. Their arrogance has blinded their eyes to their own folly.

Look, Americans, for the most part, are Conservative. No matter the political party affiliation, the vast majority of voters, in this country, are Conservative. A liberal party cannot continue to show disdain for the voters of America and expect them to go to the polls and vote for them. The philosophy of the Democrat Party is all but dead.

The voters are better informed today than at any time in the history of this country. The Democrats are woefully behind the times. Conservatives spent their time in the “political wilderness” learning how to get their message out to the people of the country. They couldn’t use the printed press for the Democrats solidly controlled it. So, they turned to the broadcast media and now... the Internet. The political bosses can no longer operate in the shadows, and behind the scenes, and not have their actions become known to the nation, indeed, to the world. Conservatives used these tools to open up those closed, smoke-filled, rooms to the public and the public does not like what it saw and, is seeing.

The Democrat Party is still alive in those states where arrogance is a hallmark. The “blue” states. The Southern states began leaving the Democrat Party in the 1960’s. The South had historically, and traditionally, been affiliated with the Democrat Party since the Civil War. No longer. The South had been taken for granted and they would not stand for that. A slow mass exodus, from the Democrat Party, began in the ‘60’s and is nearly complete now. A Presidential Candidate cannot be elected without the Southern States.

To put the cork in the bottle, the DNC is about to elect Howard Dean to lead them. Dean is the answer to the Conservative’s prayer. Next to Hillary Clinton, he’s the best man we conservatives have working for us!

‘ Way to go, DNC! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Your Obedient Servant,


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Global Warming Hoax... Revisted

The Global Warming Hoax… Revisited

February the Kyoto Treaty goes into effect. At least it is scheduled for that date. There are some thoughts that even though Russia officially signed on, they may renege soon.

By now, most levelheaded folks know the US could not possibly sign on to that treaty because it would have trashed our economy. Loss of jobs would have been tremendous. Industry cutbacks and shut downs would have been off the map. Business and industries re-locating across the border to Mexico, and other 3rd world countries not covered by the treaty, would be “en masse”.

When an industry leaves so do the jobs that industry provides. We saw entirely too much of that as a result of NAFTA (which I fought tooth and nail).

They promoters of the Global Warming theory are pushing their scare tactics even harder as the date for the treaty to become effective approaches. The ice packs are melting and the oceans are rising and we’re all going to drown. They hasten to mention the glaciers are melting, especially at the South Pole, but neglect to tell us the ice is thickening at the North Pole. To tell us about the North Pole would not serve their purpose, so that is left out and, it is conspicuous by its absence. Over 2000 scientists, worldwide tell us that man does not cause global warming, If, it exists at all. Even NASA satellites tell us there has been NO NET WARMING of the Planet in over 18 years. In fact there has been a slight cooling.

Look, we’ve only been here, in North America, less than 400 years. Weather records here only go back about 150 years, or so. The point is, we simply do not have enough data to make any kind of accurate prediction concerning Global Warming, period.

The other thing that worries a lot of us is the fact that a good portion of the global warming theories is based on computer models. Now, chances are very good that if you are reading this, you have a computer. If you have a computer…. well, you know how accurate they can be. If you still have doubts about the accuracy of computers… try looking up a travel route from some point “A” to some point “B”. Then… revisit the computer generated “facts” about global warming. See what I mean?

Sure, we pump about 6 to 8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, but Nature, herself, pumps in around 200 billion tons over the same period. What’s wrong with that? Some experts call carbon dioxide the lifeblood of the planet. Without it, there will be no crops and no trees. No trees leads to no oxygen. No oxygen, no humans. It really is that simple.

Look, we have got to stop buying into these scare tactics from the “greenies”. We are going to be dependent on petroleum products for many decades to come. Better technology to clean the air is certainly called for. But shutting down our industrial base to satisfy some terrified “Chicken Littles” is not.

Your Obedient Servant,