title>Lady Liberty Defended: May 2007
Lady Liberty Defended
Thursday, May 31, 2007
  Keeping it in Perspective
I can't take credit for this, the credit has to go to CPT Alison L. Crane, RN, MS. Her parents should be proud of her and I hope they aren't as insipid as that other self-serving mother (who shall remain nameless). CPT Crane has said it all, well, and illustrated for those too weak minded to comprehend the written word. Copy it and send it to all your friends (and others as well).

Keeping it in Perspective by CPT Alison L. Crane

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
  Candidates and What the Parties Need to Notice
Fred Thompson is going to run for POTUS. I'm chuffed. Scott Sayre is taking on Emmett Hanger for State Senator. Again, I'm chuffed. If somehow Scott doesn't make it in the primary then there's Libertarian/Independent Arin Sime for State Senate. Once again, I'm chuffed. It is a good thing to have to choose between two pro-gun, small government, low taxes candidates. It is NOT a good thing to only have those darn Dem/S and RINOs running. Unfortunately, the Republicans in office don't get it. Oh, they RAN on a platform of small government, lower taxes, no gun control and security but they aren't working to do any of those things. This is why the Dem/S were able to snooker the in-betweeners and keep the hard-core (and now POed) conservatives at home/away from the polls this past election. Those two things let the Dem/S get elected and now they are trying to say they have a calling to end the war and raise taxes. What maroons. They are lying to us but of course we knew they would. Only the stay-at-homes who wanted to "send a message" and instead helped the Dem/S get in position to destroy the country didn't quite understand what the ramifications would be. They'd better be darn certain to vote in the 2008 election. The Dem/S might then notice that Americans want to be secure and keep the terrorists over there and not let them get a chance to come here, that Americans really don't want more stupid gun control, that Americans really don't want more new taxes, and that we are darn sick and tired of their foolish conspiracy theories and running down Americans as some sort of international low lifes. So should the Republicans. Maybe they should also grow a pair and stand up to the socialists and their kin and save the country instead of rather poorly playing at politics.

Ok, I can breathe now. Back to regularly scheduled programming.

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  Concealed Carry on College Campuses
This is a hot topic following the Virginia Tech murders. Here, the subject is discussed.



Clearly, I'm for honoring the CHP everywhere. CHP holders have been vetted, trained, and are of legal age for possession. They are not children, legally or in terms of personal responsibility. I also think it is the height of elitism to think that a college campus in the midst of the rest of society is somehow magically immune to violence. In Virginia that has been disproven at several colleges the most widely publicized recent event being Virginia Tech.

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  Culture of Corruption - Nancy Pelosi #3 (or is it #2 continued?)
It is so hard to keep up with these lying hypocrites. Anyway, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has shown her true colors (and not in the way Cyndi Lauper imagines, I'm certain). Read all about it in The House of Pelosi “Culture of corruption”? By John J. Pitney Jr.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
  Doin the Happy Dance - Cindy Sheehan stops dragging her Son through the Mud
Happy Day!

In an unwittingly appropriate Memorial on Memorial day, Cindy "media-whore" Sheehan has given up her quest to be more reviled than Rosie or (not)Fonda Jane and declared her intention to stop dragging her Son's memory through the Anti-US/Military slime posing as "anti-war" rhetoric.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2007/05/cindy_sheehan_q.html

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  Rosie's Latest Release
Frankly, the woman is an ignoramus. She is simply accepting what other, real nutters, have propagandized. Heck, even UBL took credit, presumably in a not for release video, for the act. No, she's not the only one pushing this but let's be clear on one thing. If this had happened during Clinton's presidency (gee, it almost DID happen in 1993), there would be none of this doubting of the facts. It is all political agenda driven. That is the saddest part.

Anyway, the question is being asked today if this pre-show rant was the real reason Rosie was let go from The View. I don't know, care less, but thought you might want easy access to the video. It took me a while to find it on YouTube. If you want it for your own blog or whatever, look up "Rosie, o'donnell, 911".

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  Cyndi Lauper
Lacking a desire this morning for articulate expression of rational thought I'll just post this video of Cyndi (age 53!) doing what she does.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007
  Memorial Day
Memorial Day means different things to different people. It seems that for many/most US citizens Memorial Day is mostly about the start of summer, cookouts, the opening of swimming pools, the end of the school year and generally good times. It isn't quite that for me. For me it is a time to recall my ancestors who put their life on the line for this country. People like Pelitiah Thayer, George Richmeyer (and his dad of the same name), Barney Alonzo Parslow and his dad Henry Parslow, my father Donald Parslow and his cousin Gano H. Jewell (who was killed in action at Vire, France August 7, 1944). But also, I remember friends now departed like Charles Franklin Pryor who served in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and in the National Guard. I also remember my many friends now serving in Kosovo and preparing for service in Iraq.

All these folks gave themselves over to a greater cause in the hopes that they would create or preserve a greater nation for the benefit of their families and friends. Over time, many millions of men and women have made sacrifices great and small in service to their country, this country, the United States of America. In their service they honored those who before them made that offer and were killed in service. So, on this day, Memorial Day, we make our humble offering of thanks and rememberance for those who died in service.
In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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  Remembering the Wives (and Husbands) Who Wait at Home


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Friday, May 25, 2007
  Virginia Wall of Honor

Virginia Dedicates Wall of Honor Associated Press May 24, 2007

Virginians now have a place that honors those who have been killed in the war on terror since Oct. 12, 2000. May we never forget.

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  Minimum Wage Increase
I consider myself a moderately skilled person with expertise in militaria. I think that gives my work value. However, I'm not currently valued at $7.25 an hour. I'm paid salary for about 14 hours a week that comes out at about $7.00 an hour. I'm not all that certain that I can get a raise. So, now I'm worth what a 16 year old is worth. Oh joy.

Read John Lott's view on the minimum wage increase.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007
  Governor Kaine's Virginia Tech Review Panel - Predetermined Results?
I've been watching the fallout from the Virginia Tech murders with some interest. Yesterday I read this article, Kaine wants lawmakers to change Va.’s gun laws by Joe Rogalsky, The Examiner, and was pretty ticked off. I have a strong impression that the Governor's impartial panel has an agenda, at least so far as Governor Kaine is concerned.

So, I sent Governor Kaine this message.
Sir:

I've been reading recent reports as to your comments concerning the VT Review Panel. In as much as the panel will be reviewing the facts and drawing conclusions based on a logical review of those facts, you should not be telling a supposedly independent panel what their conclusions are to be. I think perhaps that the panel is not independent and has a pre-determined political agenda.

Students and staff with concealed handgun permits SHOULD be allowed to carry on college campuses! Why should their rights be limited by the geographical boundaries of the school. All are legally adults and required to be such by current firearms law. Clearly, the VT administration is and was unable to enforce their edict on the criminal.

I also recently read of your suggestion that there should be 'ammunition' limits and I find that to be, at best, naive. Some of the ammunition used by Cho was .22 LR which is sold by the box of 500. To say that he had 377 rounds of ammunition without addressing the inappropriatness of that ammo to anti-personnel uses is deceptive. I imagine that it was still in the boxes in his backpack effectively unusable in a combat situation (with the campus police and county deputies).

I must also note that you have made little to no mention of the sorry state of mental health facilities for the truly ill such as this young man. A Virginia resident for much of his life, it surely seems to me that the lack of medical care contributed to this act. That CHP holders, already vetted by the Commonwealth, were denied the tools with which to defend themselves exacerbates such situations.
I've long thought that if these delusional murderers such as Seung-Hui Cho were treated there would be fewer such murders. It seems to me that treatment is an iffy thing.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
  Culture of Corruption - the Dem/S
Hard to pick out just one on whom to focus. Take your pick.

Freshmen fail first ethics test, Freshmen face early test on ethics, and MURTHA UPDATED: The freshmen defense.

Patrick Murphy, PA, $7,000; David Loebsack, IA, $4,500; Peter Welch, VT, $4,000; Yvette Clarke, NY, $4,000.

Additionally, Murtha contributed $2,000 each to Harry Mitchell, AZ; Jerry McNerney, CA; Ed Perlmutter, CO; Tim Mahoney, FL; Brad Ellsworth, IN; Baron Hill, IN; Tim Walz, MN; Paul Hodes, NH; Albio Sires, NJ; Kirsten Gillibrand, NY; Betty Sutton, OH; and Steven Kagen, WI.

Bought and paid for, just like ABSCAM Rep. Murtha likes (if he's been doing business with you for a while). But those guys are cheap AND easy!

We're really going to have to keep a close eye on this newcomer, she's got potential!
U.S. Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY20, defended her vote to kill a House reprimand of U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha, telling the Albany Times Union late yesterday that “the resolution essentially convicted Murtha without due process.”

Gillibrand failed to note that her vote actually prevented the House of Representatives from even debating the measure. Under House Rules, a privileged resolution could be debated for at least one hour, allowing both Democrats and Republicans to make such arguments on the House floor.
I think she's got the big lie thing down pat.

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Monday, May 21, 2007
  You Never Know What You'll Find in Staunton, Virginia
Maybe you'll see one of these folks at WalMart! Found this but I had no idea, I don't go out much...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007
  Immigration Reform?
Seems that immigration reform is a smoke-filled room type subject with all the special interest, i.e. radical pro-illegal organizations, having the input and the tax-paying, honest US citizen left holding the bag. Sure seems that the Congress and our POTUS will be giving 12-20 million (that's MILLION) illegal aliens (that's INVADERS) amnesty for numerous felonious acts and for theft of millions of US jobs. I hope those congressmen and women have kissed their grand-children because they are dooming them. Balkanization here we come...

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  DNC Uninterested in Gun Control
An internet correspondent reported that he recently completed his DNC survey and that he could not remember one question on gun control. He said,
I think that's significant and indicative of a swing in our direction. Or maybe they finally realize our power.
To be frank, and with no disrespect to this fine fellow, but I think that is a bit optimistic. You see, the Dem/S, including their leadership, have submitted several anti-gun bills including HR 1022 Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 (renewing AWB with a vengenance!), HR 1859 Anti-Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2007, HR 297 NICS Improvement Act of 2007, HR 96 Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2007, HR 2074 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007 (good at first blush but look at who it would include and how arbitrary it is), HR 256 Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2007, S1331 Long-Range Sniper Rifle Safety Act of 2007 (ban .50 Cal "sniper" rifles) and that is just what is out there today (and I may have missed some). Just follow the link to read the bill.

So the Dem/S don't care for gun control any longer? I think they don't care what their party members think about the subject any longer. I think their minds are made up. Oh, yes, open and above board just as they are on the subject of immigration.

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Friday, May 18, 2007
  Compean and Ramos and Johnny Sutton
Wonder what is really happening has happened in the Compean/Ramos case? Don't believe anyone? Want to learn more? Watch Glenn Beck tonight on Headline News. 7 and 9 PM EDST. Mr. Beck will be interviewing Johnny Sutton who prosecuted the case.

Yes, I have my own opinions. I will restrain myself for now. I don't want to wear out my fingers.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007
  The Republicans Don't Get "It"
I'm amazed that of all the political parties, the Republicans who should get "it", don't. Why is beyond understanding.

Listen fellows, we know we were attacked first, we know that we don't want folks sneaking in and stealing our jobs for cheap, we know that we don't want our women and kids killed in busses, schools, planes or malls, we know that we don't want our taxes increased because somebody else thinks we are the rich ones, we don't want to give up our guns, we don't want to pay more for fuel, we know that the world seems to be getting warmer but we also know that it is the sun (a star) warming both this planet and Mars (which is without SUVS, factories, and the Dem/S private jets), and we know that you are mostly lying when you talk.

So, why is it you get up to "debate" and you can't even be bothered to acknowledge that is how we see you? The only things that differ between you and the Dem/S are that you don't have an unceasingly irrational hatred of George W. Bush and you agree with us on at least one of the above (the Dem/S don't agree with us on anything).

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
  the Soviets Tried to Seize Finland Again & the Finns Resisted
At the beginning of WWII, the Soviets attacked Finland. Later, after 1940, the Finns fought the Continuation War (with the Germans against the Soviets) and then the Lapland War against the Germans (if I understand this bit of history correctly). An interesting show about the first of this series of Finland against all comers, broken into 10 minute sections in order, top to bottom.









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  John Stossel and Gun Control - ABC's Follow-up
You need to watch John Stossel's follow up to his Gun Control entry on the Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidty series.

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  In Memoriam - Jerry Falwell
On Tuesday morning, May 15, 2007, the 73-year-old Reverend Jerry Falwell was discovered without a pulse in his office at Liberty and pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. Dr. Carl Moore, Falwell's physician, said he had a heart condition and presumably died of a heart rhythm abnormality. His funeral was set for May 22.

A lot has been written of Rev. Falwell's growth of his church, political endeavors and controversial comments. I really don't care about that today. Like many people in Virginia, I actually met Jerry when he conducted a funeral service for another NCO. He clearly cared for both my friend and the family (who were/are members of his congregation) and he conducted the service without notes extemporaneously speaking for about 20 minutes. I have never spoken with anyone who has had a closer relationship with him who did not like him. That's pretty good for this world. I think perhaps he is well placed on the other side as well. He was truly God's servant.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
  The Concealed Carry Map
From Handgun Law is this map showing the "shall issue," "may issue" and "don't issue" states with a few comments besides.

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  Chinese "Justice", a Template for the US
You should take the time to watch this Skynews report. For me, one of the major concerns is that the Chinese are (and have been for some time) selling the body parts of executed prisoners to those needing transplants. I see parallels between this practice and the desired use of aborted children by some in this country for stem cells. However, there are other issues of concern. One of those is the absolute lack of tolerance for anyone who speaks in opposition to the established government. Not new in China, we see this behavior among mostly Dem/S in this country who hesitate not at all to attack those like Joe Lieberman who support the goal of victory in the war on the Islamic facists.

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Monday, May 14, 2007
  Old Soldiers Admire This
Yeah, old soldiers admire competent, intricate, even artistic weapons handling. I'm amazed that the young man with a bayoneted rifle on the city street got no visit from a cop in a little less than 5 minutes. Some folks don't even look his way. Think he's done this there before? I'm impressed!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007
  Local Stuff
I am currently supporting Scott Sayre, Republican for State Senate in the 24th District. Why? Because he's for lowering taxes and supporting gun rights. Incumbent Emmett Hanger is, too. Well he says he is. Thing is he's voted, pushed, and talked for increased taxes. He's done what he can to give, let me emphasize that, GIVE tuition in state institutes of higher education to ILLEGAL ALIENS (aka illegal immigrants, aka NON citizens). he hasn't pushed to eliminate the "car tax", he hasn't fully supported the VCDL's legislative agenda especially on such things as the restuarant ban and he is telling a fib in his radio ads. When he says that Sayre is supported by special interest groups from outside the district he would be more truthful to say that he, Emmett Hanger, is getting his support from outside the district. Sad to see an Officer stoop so low...

Now, I hear that elected officials have broken with the Republican party committees in their respective places and endorsed Emmett Hanger. I have to wonder, why? Why support somebody that those who might help you get re-elected and who got you elected don't want? Why go against possible political support. Certainly, you don't think the Dem/S will support you, do you?

I suppose that this was coming. Here in Staunton real estate assessments jumped by 35% this year. E.g. my home is assessed at $280,000! I bet I couldn't sell it for $180,000. But, did city council drop the tax rate so that the total revenues would be close to last year's? Oh, no, they did NOT! Taxes are going to rise, drastically. I suppose that they are hoping that since most homeowners now pay their property taxes through their mortgage escrow accounts they won't notice that they are being screwed (one could almost say, royally screwed).

One of the reasons given for the needed revenues is that the money is needed by the school board. Yet, Staunton lags behind every surrounding community in teacher pay and benefits and has a declining school population. What is going on here?

Despite huge turnouts in every community because of this issue, in every community the elected officials have opted to ignore the citizens and keep those taxes rising. Something isn't right here. Perhaps we need a whole new set officials...

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Thursday, May 10, 2007
  Want Protection - Do It Yourself
David Hardy posted the January 26, 2007 ruling in Hudson v. Hudson. Those of you who still believe that the police will come to your aide, must assist you, when you are attacked need to read this, another affirmation that the police (and other law enforcement agencies) have no obilgation to do anything in your defense.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007
  Alzheimer's Disease
My immediate concern is my mother, aged 73. Although she still lives "on her own" she gets quite a bit of attention I never needed to give her and I pay her bills, ensure the taxes and licenses are up-to-date, etc. I do all the mowing and any heavy chores (but probably would anyway) and it is up to me to remember the names of her seven cats. Right now, Mom is on Aricept. I can tell if she somehow fails to take the medicine on time. However, again, we're blessed that even though she is a breast cancer survivor she has no other health issues now. She is also blessed with a network of friends and professional service providers who are concerned and look out for her best interests. It seems that we have the best possible situation and still...

My wife's sister-in-law's father has the Alzheimer's disease, as do some other acquaintances. My dental hygenist says that her father and both inlaws had the disease. Everybody I talk to who has run through the whole course of the disease says, "it is hell." Everybody. So far, for me with my mom it is just discouraging and sad. I am very happy that I'm retired and able to devote as much time to her care as I can. Timing is everything!

I can only say this one thing more now. If you suspect that your parent is in anyway exhibiting the symptoms of Alzheimer's, get them to the doctor now. There are treatments that can slow the progression of the disease and the sooner they are administered, the better.

Links:
- Alzheimer's Association
- Alzheimer's Foundation
- WebMD
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Friday, May 04, 2007
  Culture of Corruption - Diane Feinstein
I'm late getting to this. I was looking for more info but the mass media doesn't seem to want to publish on the subject. Perhaps I'm conducting my searches incorrectly. Anyway...

Violations Force Feinstein Military Committee Resignation
A veteran California senator has resigned as chair of a powerful military construction committee after reports that for years she abused her position to award her husband’s companies billions of dollars in government contracts.

During her six years as chair and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Dianne Feinstein annually supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars for specific military construction projects. The San Francisco lawmaker supervised her own staff of military construction experts and she lobbied Pentagon officials to support her favorite projects.

She wielded quite a bit of power and succeeded in steering hundreds of billions of dollars in military contracts to companies partially owned by her wealthy husband, Richard Blum. One company alone earned $792 million from military construction and environmental cleanup projects approved by Feinstein’s committee and another $759 million.

The blatant ethics violation and obvious conflict of interest was first exposed earlier this year by a weekly Northern California publication. The story details how Feinstein voted over the years for appropriations that enriched her husband’s firms and that her top legal advisor also happens to be one of her husband’s longtime business partners; in other words, a financial beneficiary of the senator’s decisions.

No wonder Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, is among the wealthiest members of congress. Last year she ranked eighth with a net worth of $42.6 million, boosted by assets she holds with her husband. Most of them are companies that have made their fortune from the very government contracts she has granted them.

Perhaps Feinstein quit her coveted military construction committee position because she is taking her new role as the senate ethics police quite seriously. As the new chair of the Senate Rules Committee Feinstein, for years an ethics violator, is actually in charge of regulating her colleagues’ ethical behavior.
Last night the Republican candidates were asked about the culture of corruption in their party. Must have been one of the Dem/S asking as they continue to ignore the corrupt in their own party while the Bush administration prosecutes crooked Republicans.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007
  I'm not anti-police but...
Documents Reveal: Cops Planted Pot on 92-Year Old Woman They Killed in Botched Drug Raid By Rhonda Cook, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Posted April 30, 2007.

Such actions by any group are the result of lack of supervision and training by supervisors OR directly from encouragement for such behavior by supervisors. This is what we've come to in some agencies and it is sad indeed that a 94 year old woman was killed defending herself from who knows who just because these cops couldn't behave in accordance with legal standards.

Yes, we could simply end the "no knock" warrant and then we could let some really bad characters go free. Or, we could really punish those that abuse their power in the commission of murder. 11 or 12 years isn't nearly enough time. If we do decide to let a few more criminals go we need to let citizens defend themselves and broaden the circumstances in which they (we) can legally use deadly force.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007
  Emmett Hanger and Scott Sayre
I know Emmett Hanger and I've only just met Scott Sayre once but I'm supporting Scott Sayre for Republican nomination for State Senator for our area. Why? Well, Emmett, a fine enough man, once a fellow National Guardsman, is all for taxing me to death. In his radio ads he talks about Sayre using outside interest money to get elected but his funds for this election have mostly come from outside his district. This is because he's forgotten his constituents. Oh, sure, he's still "pro-gun" (mostly) and pro-life (untested lately) but he's pro-tax, pro-spending and that's not what the constituents want! Now he's not being entirely truthful about his campaign funding, at least in his ads. Maybe you prefer "misleading". Well, in either case it is unacceptable and I'm going for Scott Sayre. If you've a choice in this race, I hope you'll go for Mr. Sayre as well.

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  Illegal Aliens and Terrorists
Mrs. Hobie and I were speaking about the illegal immigrant riots in Los Angeles and how the cops are going to be investigated for violating their rights to throw bottles and rocks at police officers (for which they might well be shot in Mexico) and she was livid. Then we watched the comments made about Bush and Congressional representatives (Dem/S) meeting on funding the war in Iraq. Mrs. Hobie could no longer hold her tongue... "So, we have to fight to keep the middle easterners there so they don't kill us and the illegal aliens, those people, are crossing the border and wanting the right to kill us, too? Don't those idiots (in Congress) know that if they don't close the borders to illegals and kick those here out of the country and kill those crazy muslims that we'll have a war right here?"

I guess even some elementary school teachers can see the truth. I wonder if that concerns the NEA leadership at all? You know, that some of their members can actually think?

Anyway, the Dem/S think and say that the "American people" want out of Iraq but they are only partially correct. Many realize that only victory there will preserve our country here. In other words, they haven't fooled everyone, not by a long shot.

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  Jackie Mason on "Gun Control"
If you haven't seen this passionate and insightful video blog by comedian Jackie Mason, watch it NOW:



In less than seven minutes, Jackie wipes out the myth of "safety" so often propagated by gun-prohibitionists, using many of the arguments as JPFO.

This video is short and powerful -- watch it and send it to your friends, family, and anyone who claims a world without guns would be "safer."

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007
  The Nazis and Mental Health Disqualifiers
What we had was a magistrate (not a judge, it is different here in VA), did not order the VT killer to be committed because he was dangerous to others or himself but let him go to outpatient care. Now, this will, by fiat, apply to anyone who ever went to outpatient mental health care, including thousands of servicemen and women who are protecting our rights!

From the VCDL comes this take on Governor Tim Kaine (Dem/S, VA) executive order.
Earlier today, Governor Kaine signed an Executive Order (EO)
prohibiting another category of people from owning firearms. Kaine's
EO would take away gun rights for life of any person adjudicated
dangerous, but only ordered to be treated as an OUTPATIENT. (Anyone
who is committed as an inpatient currently loses their gun rights
already.)

So, what's the problem?

1. Kaine's action is probably unconstitutional! If Kaine can just issue an Imperial Decree changing existing law without any debate from our elected representatives, why not just disband the General Assembly, if they aren't needed any more? :-(

The proper way to handle a situation like this is for the Governor to call a special session of the General Assembly to address this issue and ask the the General Assembly to modify the law.

2. His EO may appear to be a reasonable restriction because no one wants a violent, insane person to have a gun or any other weapon for that matter.

However, what judge in HIS right mind would allow a person who the judge KNOWS to be a danger to himself or to others to be sent home and allowed to do outpatient treatment?!? The judge should commit himself to inpatient treatment for doing such a thing! That's like sending serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer back home but requiring him to attend weekly counseling sessions!

If a person is adjudicated dangerous to himself or others, he should be confined, NOT sent home!

So you might ask, why would there be ANY patients who were both dangerous AND ordered to do outpatient treatments?

Because the judge might believe that the person isn't really 'dangerous,' but the judge feels that the person does desperately need mental help and that the person wouldn't seek such help on his own. So the judge declares the person to be 'dangerous' so that the person can be forced to take the outpatient treatment.

Should a person who is not believed to be dangerous by a judge be banned from having guns for the rest of his life?

3. The Governor's edict is retroactive! Thus, if you were treated as an outpatient under a court order thirty years ago and have been fine ever since, you can now no longer BUY, OWN, or POSSESS any firearms. If you do you can be charged with a federal FELONY!

4. The Governor has falsely promised that gun rights could be restored. NOT true. There is no way to get your name off the federal list once Virginia has added you to it, even if you are now perfectly normal. You will be prohibited by federal law from buying or possessing a firearm for the rest of your life. And you may not
even realize you are a 'prohibited' person, so when you attempt to purchase a firearm, you may be shocked when you are arrested for lying on the 4473, which is a FELONY.

5. Once you are on the federal mental defect list, you could lose more than your gun rights. Your security clearance could be at risk. Your job too.

6. According to the Washington Post, Attorney General McDonnell said, "We are still in a state of mourning, but now is the time for action." What he's really saying is that he's got to do something, anything, to make it look like the government is doing something. Just another "feel good" measure - and one embraced by Governor Kaine!

And talk about rushing to do something - Kaine JUST APPOINTED a commission to look at the mental health problem and make suggestions, but Kaine didn't even wait for the commission to meet! He just charged forward on his political hobbyhorse!

So how did we get into this situation?

Simple - the Court system failed us by not committing the VT murderer to involuntary treatment. As if that wasn't bad enough, the Governor comes along with a knee-jerk solution and compounds the problem by throwing out a huge net to catch such a very rare person. That huge net brings in all kinds of unintended consequences. And it still won't guarantee more government failures that could lead to more murders and mayhem down the road.

Lest you think I am exaggerating the negative impact that the Governor's actions will have on those who need help, want help, and are willing to seek help, I will share with you an email I just received from one of our brave Armed Forces members.

I have left off the person's name for obvious reasons:


"I came back [from my tour of duty] last fall. I'm very worried that getting advice, counseling, or treatment could have ramifications on my ability to carry, own, and use firearms. I've been diagnosed with "mild PTSD" [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] and am very anxious that treatment it is going to put me on some list. I believe I can handle the PTSD, if necessary, but it'd be a whole lot easier if there
weren't that Sword of Damocles hanging over my head.

As it is, I'm treating myself based on information from public sources."
I'll be honest - that email tore me up. Just watching the news and seeing what those men and women go through in protecting this county is enough to give ME mild PTSD! I can't even imagine being at war and living through all that our fighting men and women live through. Yet we put them in a position of being afraid to seek a helping hand in adjusting back to normal, peacetime life!

Is this what those who are suffering from emotional stress and trauma, or have common things like depression, get to look forward to? The additional worry of becoming a second-class citizen, disarmed by their own government for seeking help?

And what about employment? Those in a position to lose their guns unfairly will now also be in a position to lose their security clearances unfairly, too.

For now, VCDL needs to investigate the whole situation and its implications in more detail. I have been talking to the Attorney General's Office, as well as to the aides of House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith and Delegate John Welch.

Things like a temporary injunction come to mind, so that the law can be changed carefully and not in a knee jerk reaction. Letting the General Assembly change the law, if it needs changing at all, in a constitutional way is a necessity, too. ;-)

This alert for now is just a 'heads up.' The implications of what is happening could have grave consequences for a lot of innocent people and we are going to be monitoring the situation carefully.

Educated people know thaat the Nazis started with the mentally handicapped and ill and the Soviets simply declared dissidents to be mentally ill as a way of removing them from society. After all, they had to be ill to disagree with the government! In this case it is the Dem/S using the same tactic to disarm the American people. Seung-hui Cho was an anamolous incident requiring no action other than the better training of Magistrates in Virginia. But what we have now is disarmament by fiat. Is the tipping point coming closer?

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  Ponderings...
There are an estimated 80 million "legitimate" (non-felon) gun owners in the U.S.A.

Assuming the Leftists get their wish and implement a nationwide gun ban & amnesty turn-in:

If only one in ten decide not to turn theirs in, what are you going to do about 8 million armed, disgruntled citizens (who probably know more about the Constitution than the people who wrote the "law") ...?

Heck, if a full 95% of gun owners decided to become subjects/slaves and turn their guns in, what are they going to do about 4,000,000 armed patriots?

These weenies can't run a war against barely literate 3rd world splodydopes (the Military would handle it just fine if the Congressional Defeatists would butt-out...). How will they quash the Revolution their idiocy will start at home?

Do your duty while you can: Buy THIS BOOK (it's banned in the UK) and keep it somewhere safe, along with a case or two of cheap 9mm ammo.

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  Culture of Corruption - Anonymous (so far)
Washington madam vows to reveal more names of clients and I'm sure there are some who are quaking in their boots. There's lots of speculation as to who will be named by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who is facing charges of running a 300-dollar-an-hour prostitution service for 13 years. The head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Randall Tobias, resigned after his name was leaked. Is he the first of many?

The USofA is an interesting place. We promote sex in everything and yet we often pillory public servants who pay for it or do it on the side. Well, unless they are homosexuals like Barney Frank. It will be interesting as well as disappointing to see this one play out.

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  Culture of Corruption - Jon S. Corzine
Corzine Leaves Hospital After Accident and apologizes for neither wearing his seatbelt or ensuring his driver obeyed the speed limits. His vehicle was clocked at 70+ mph in a 55 mph zone from the hospital to his home.

Why is it that we as a society don't learn that people like Corzine who want to tell us what to do and how to do it feel that they are above us and above the law? Clearly, the Governor of New Jersey has learned nothing from his experience. Responsible for enforcing the law in the state, he went right back to breaking the law on the way home from the hospital. I'm not really surprised he's one of the Dem/S.

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