Musings of a Real Texas Cowgirl

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union Address

I was very pleasantly surprised at the SOTU last night. The President did an excellent job of delivery. He seemed relaxed and primed at the same time.

His explanation and differentiation of the Sunni and Shia elements in the current conflict was the first easily-understandable explanation of the issue that I have heard from anyone. The President's differentiation between the Sunni and Shia and the imported terrorists was understandable as well. Assuming anyone who didn't understand the nature of the conflict was watching the SOTU, the President sorted it out nicely.

There was nothing new in the energy bit. Didn't hear the word "Anwar." Didn't hear the word "shale." Didn't hear anything about new refineries. What I did hear was a bunch of liberal-appeasing rhetoric about reducing oil consumption and using a lot more corn and wood chips. Should I point out, that every barrel of oil we buy finances more terrorist actions around the world? Should I point out that the fastest, most efficient way to prevent our dollars from getting into terrorists' pockets is to use our own petroleum resources? Oh well, the Dems seemed happy, but then again, they thought "Brokeback Mountain" was a good movie.

As to Homeland Security, the invasion by 30-50 million people into our country was not mentioned. I don't understand why the President thinks we need guest workers when there is already such a sizeable number of illegals in our midst, taking low income jobs, to the exclusion of those Americans who are only capable of filling those same types of positions. Americans are not all doctors and lawyers. Many Americans can only support their families by mowing lawns and cleaning homes. They are finding fewer and fewer jobs because of the unlimited number of unskilled workers pouring into our country, along with the drug dealers (terrorists), ruthless gangs (terrorists) and the terrorists (terrorists). Tom Tancredo shook his head during this part of the SOTU, as did I.

Darfur? Malaria and HIV in Africa? Sorry, we have enough problems here. This Administration has sent vast amounts of food and medicine to that continent. I am glad I don't live there, but their admittedly dire problems are their own.

Now, to get snippy. Pelosi over the President's shoulder was a bit much to take. I had to hold my hand at a certain angle in front of my face to block her out when the cud-chewing and blinking started getting on my nerves. A couple of times, it looked to me like Vice President Cheney was about to bust out laughing. Must have been one of those "you had to be there" things, because I couldn't see anything funny. Unless.... he was looking at Sen. Kerry, who looked completely stoned. Now, that man has a face that would stop a clock, anyway, but ..... looked stoned to me. Hillary, as well, appeared heavily medicated. There's an idea. Keep her heavily medicated and lock her away somewhere for the rest of her unnatural life. I noticed that the Black Caucus didn't stand and applaud for much of anything. I'm being generous. I didn't see them stand at all, but surely there was something they liked. Maybe not. They looked bored when the President called for "victory." If that wouldn't get 'em off their respective asses, nothing will.

All in all, the President did a great job with the SOTU. The Iraq campaign and the War on Terror bits were excellent. As to the rest, most of it ain't gonna happen, so no need to worry about it.

Cowgirl out.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

State of the Union tonight

Well, about the only thing noteworthy today, is that the State of the Union message is tonight. I suspect it will be difficult to watch.

The media, the Democrats, and the turncoat Republicans have done an excellent job of demoralizing our country, our law enforcement, and our troops.

The GOP base is so PO'd they don't know what to do. This dilemma for the rank and file Republicans, is similar to the mass exodus of conservative Democrats in the late 70's and early 80's to the GOP. The problem now, is that there is nowhere for conservative Americans to go. What is a citizen supposed to do when their party marches off to the "left", and leaves them behind?

What is a Patriotic American supposed to do when their borders are unprotected, when their country has been invaded by millions of people from the Third World, when increased taxation is just a House Bill away, when those inside the Beltway seem determined to lose the War on Terror, and when their elected officials roll over and play dead?

Feel free to post suggestions. I'm at a loss.

Cowgirl out.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Maxing out the "ludicrous meter"

Drudge is frightening this morning. TWO pics of Sen. Clinton, and me only halfway through my first cuppa coffee. That is hard to take, so early in the morning. Plus, more pics of the Democrat contenders for the Presidency:

Obama - Great. A Muslim, whose father and stepfather were (are?) both fanatical Muslims. Should any discussion of him being our president, need go any further than this?

Richardson - governor of New Mexico. Typical Dem: says one thing for political gain; does another for idealogical gain. Remember, this was the first governor to say he would send National Guard troops to the border, and then backed off after he got enough publicity.

Edwards - Yuck! No further explanation necessary.

McCain - Yes, I realize I've lumped him in with the "other" Democrats.... no mistake here.... I call 'em as I see 'em. I wouldn't support him for dogcatcher, no matter which party he's in.

Now to the GOP's supposed frontrunners:

Giuliani - were he the GOP nominee, I would support him. That being said, I hope we have a true conservative at the head of the ticket.

Romney - interesting, but I have a real trust issue with politicos from Massachusetts.

Not shown is Tom Tancredo from Colorado, who is apparently considering having his own "conversation with America." If you would like to encourage a true conservative, who understands that homeland security begins at the border, please click here to sign a petition encouraging him to run.

I was going to comment on the guy dressed in tights at the Milan fashion show, but I think I maxed out the "ludicrous meter" with most of the names listed above.

Cowgirl out.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Return from the Frozen Tundra of Texas

Cowgirl is back. Typical Texas winter weather is back. And, thank God for Walmart!!

After a week of rain, sleet, ice and snow, followed by more rain, today it was almost 60 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky. Pshew! Now, mind you, I am NOT complaining about the rain. We need tons more rain to fill the lakes, but trust me on this, the ground is now saturated. And then some.

Today, we moved the cows. Two days ago, I went to Walmart and bought a new pair of rubber boots, which turned out to be a brilliant idea. This afternoon, I was ankle deep in cold, sloshy mud where the cattle had been churning up the very, wet earth at the gates. It took ages to clean the boots afterwards, but my tootsies were dry and warm. One of the new babies (we are just starting calving season), is so gentle, he let me rub his head and back. And it was a beautiful day. Soaked up lots of Vitamin D.

Reading the news, it seems like the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But, today, slogging around in the mud in the sunshine, and loving on a precious little calfie, all was right with the world.

Cowgirl out.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

ALERT: Remember the incursion into U.S. territory last week by Mexican gunmen

This is just in from the Minutemen:

It appears that it was NOT a "chance confrontation" between the Arizona National Guard and untrained illegal immigrants, but a deliberate "perimeter probe" by an infantry-trained, uniformed Mexican force, according to a just-released online report.

The Euphoric Reality blog has learned in exclusive interviews with high-ranking sources within both the Arizona National Guard and the U.S. Border Patrol that the incident the mainstream media calls a "standoff" was in reality a military-style operation, carried out by a unit of Mexican troops dressed in military uniforms, flak jackets, and armed with AK-47s in an apparent operation to probe the border defenses and test the limits of the National Guard troops. Using easily recognizable infantry movement tactics (such as arm and hand signals and flanking maneuvers), the Mexican unit deliberately moved in a military formation across the border from Mexico, while under surveillance by the National Guard and Border Patrol.


You can be sure of this: the new Democrat-led Congress isn't going to do anything about this. In fact, it already looks like they're ready to refuse to fund the border fence Congress voted to build -- and President Bush signed into law -- last year!

SOMEONE needs to do something -- and now, someone IS: the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is building a REAL border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border!

The Minuteman Border Fence is an extension of the citizens' border security group Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. It was created to put steel in the ground and to demonstrate the feasibility of securing the border by building fencing as a part of the Minuteman Movement, the grassroots initiative that seeks to secure America's sovereign territory against incursion, invasion, and terrorism.

As we can see AGAIN from this news story, the United States is under siege by forces and interests that have the capacity, over time, to destroy our great experiment of responsible self-government.

Members of the MCDC are organizing as citizen volunteers, to safeguard our beloved nation from violence, from sedition, from wholesale attack by those who do not love America and wish to see her destroyed or irremediably altered from a nation of liberty, equality, and justice, and a bastion of western civilization. The Minutemen are recruiting and training volunteer citizens who will stand as patriots for the promise that is, and ever has been, America to build a border fence.

If you are concerned about the chaos upon our broken borders, if you believe America should welcome legal immigration but reject colonization and Balkanization, then we need to join together to help the Minutemen secure the future of our nation for the American people and her posterity.

And a GREAT start is to build a REAL border fence along the Mexican border... to help STOP the "incursions" like this latest one in Arizona!

TAKE ACTION: The new Congress will likely succeed at undoing federal plans to build 700 miles of fence, leaving the Minuteman Border Fence the only real barrier being built. It is therefore imperative that the people of the United States support and build the Minuteman Border Fence themselves -- until this government gets the message and is forced to do its job and fully and competently secure our national border.

Select Here to Donate NOW and Build the Minuteman Border Fence

VOLUNTEER to Build the Minuteman Border Fence

A new immigration bill is proposed that will grant citizenship rights to 20 million illegal aliens. The U.S. Senate is playing dangerous politics with American national border security and the lives of legal US citizens.

"The thing that's in the greatest jeopardy right now is the fence, because they do have the appropriations process and that's probably the one they can stop," according to Congressman Tom Tancredo.

Your help is needed now more than ever. We are asking everyone who has already donated to the fence, to DOUBLE that donation now at the beginning of the new year, to help us keep putting up fencing. We need your continued financial support today!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! By donating time and money you can help protect your families and loved ones. Please make a donation TODAY and you can help build a secure border and a secure America.

Select Here to Donate NOW and Build the Minuteman Border Fence

VOLUNTEER to Build the Minuteman Border Fence

NOTE: The danger we are facing is REAL. You can read the "Euphoric Reality" online report here:

We need to take action NOW. Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to help join with us to build the fence -- a real fence, not a political smoke screen -- TODAY! Thank you!

For more information go to:

Border Watch:
Border Fence:

Cowgirl says if you have a CCW, the membership fee will be waived. Email and send your phone number and one of the vetters will take your application over the phone.


Monday, January 08, 2007

A Confession of Lack of Interest

I must make a confession. I'm having a little trouble getting interested in commenting on current events lately. I haven't even been able to make myself watch Special Report, which I rarely miss. All I can figure out, is that I am so very disappointed in my elected representatives, that the point has been reached, where I need a break from worrying about things over which I, apparently, have no control.

Here is my take on the current state of the nation. Thousands of people from anywhere in the world illegally enter this country on a daily basis. That is "thousands" per day. Get it? Thousands! Who they are and where they are from and why they are here and what they are bringing with them..... no one knows. My government is doing exactly "zip" about it.

I, along with all the other law-abiding American citizens, are paying increased property taxes to fund free public schools and college educations for the children of these invaders, while at the same time struggling to pay for education of our own children. Because the invaders do not bother following any of our laws, they drive around the country without automobile insurance, and they have a lot of wrecks. Who pays? We do, in increasingly higher automobile insurance premiums.

Then, there is that whole health care thing. As if the cost of health care is not exhorbitant anyway, we now have to pick up the tab for the invaders' health care as well.

Shall I even mention our Social Security system, which is in its last gasps anyway? There will be no Social Security for me, but apparently there will be for people who are working in this country illegally, using forged or stolen Social Security numbers.

The more I think about it, I think I want to be an illegal alien. How do I go about changing my status? What would it be like to be able to disregard the laws with impunity? I cannot even imagine that, but it sure would be cheaper.

Cowgirl is now signing off for the day to do something fun and completely unrelated to politics.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Report from The Border

I just received an email from a Minuteman who stood with the National Guard and Border Patrol yesterday. Notice how the boots on the ground appreciate the Minuteman as opposed to the head honchos in their cozy offices who say the border is too dangerous for ordinary citizens. Cowgirl

The National Guardsmen surely appreciated us being there as well as the BP, they even saluted us when we left. We had a convoy with about 30 cars. Pictures should be on the website soon. We will start running a line there.

We even went to the spot where the incursion occured and stood watch there for a few hours. Wore my bullet proof vest for the first time in 5 years.


Saturday, January 06, 2007

Es bastante!!

Minutemen heading to back up National Guard

Everything in italics is Cowgirl's outraged - not to be confused with outrageous - commentary. I posted this story when it broke, and I, as an American citizen am outraged! I ask every one of you, What are we as Americans supposed to do when our government does not protect our country?

04:48 PM MST on Friday, January 5, 2007


Volunteers with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps are headed for the Arizona-Mexico border Friday to provide backup for National Guard troops in response to an incident near Sasabe in which the approach of armed men forced soldiers to retreat. (Durn! Wish I could have been there!)

Here's the background of what happened Wednesday night:
About 11 p.m. Wednesday, soldiers with a National Guard Entry Identification Team - which provides additional eyes and ears for the U.S. Border Patrol and notifies them of suspicious activity - saw a group of armed individuals approaching them in the desert, said Mario Martinez, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol Office.

The individuals came within 100 yards of the National Guard post, so the troops moved to a safer location and notified Border Patrol agents, Martinez said.

When agents responded minutes later, the armed individuals were gone but the agents tracked their footprints to the U.S.-Mexico border, Martinez said.

The incident occurred in the west desert corridor between Nogales and Lukeville near Sasabe, which has been a busy area for marijuana seizures since last year.

Still, the Border Patrol does not know who the individuals were; why they were armed; or why they were in the United States, Martinez said. There was no verbal or physical confrontation between them and the guard troops, he said.

Chris Simcox, the founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said the incident shows the federal government is ineffective when it comes to protecting the border.

"The fact that National Guardsmen were forced to retreat from an armed incursion," Simcox said. "It's just absurd." (Chris, "absurd" doesn't even begin to describe it.)

The volunteer border watch organization wants to send the message that National Guard troops aren't making U.S. citizens any safer.

"The National Guard needs to be unhandcuffed and they need to be able to deal with these aggressive international incidents," Simcox said.

The troops need to be able to apprehend and detain illegal immigrants when they encounter them, he said.

The volunteers will be armed so they can defend themselves and they won't retreat if confronted by dangerous border crossers, he said.

Major Paul Aguirre, a spokesman for the Arizona National Guard, said troops are armed and will defend themselves if their lives are in danger, but their role is to provide support for the Border Patrol.

Martinez said the National Guard has been effective in its role. The troops provide vehicle maintenance and carry out administrative duties that previously kept agents away from their work on the border. (Excuse me. Why the hell is the National Guard - remember, they are our warriors - playing mechanics and secretaries for the Border Patrol? Wouldn't it make more sense for the National Guard to defend the border, and let the Border Patrol mop up what gets past the National Guard?)

The troops also spot illegal immigrants that otherwise would go unnoticed, Martinez said.

The Border Patrol appreciates citizen involvement, but "the border is a dangerous place," Martinez said. "And we have Border Patrol agents trained specifically for that mission." (And just why is "the border a dangerous place"? Possibly because heavily armed bad guys regularly cross it into this country?)

Robin Hoover, the founder of Humane Borders and pastor of First Christian Church, said sending armed U.S. citizens to the border is "idiotic." (No Robin, you are an idiot, and a traitor!)

"It's insane for non-trained personnel to go to the border," he said. (It was insane for a bunch of farmers to go up against the British, but that turned out okay)

"You're just begging for an international incident to happen." (To quote President Bush, completely out of context, "Bring it on!!")

He also called into question how effective the National Guard troops were in their mission because they were unable to identify the armed individuals.

He pointed out that both U.S. and Mexican military personnel inadvertently cross the border without realizing it and that could have happened in this situation.

Martinez said it's important for people not to overreact to the recent incident and that the National Guard troops did exactly what they were expected to do.

"We need to make sure that people know what happened out there is serious," Martinez said. "But we don't exaggerate it." (Hey! WE get that it is serious. The problem is that WE don't think you guys understand it!!)

Contact reporter Dale Quinn at 629-9412 or


Friday, January 05, 2007

Guardsmen overrun at the Border - What!?!?!?

What kind of BS is this? Are the Guardsmen under orders NOT to shoot? No way are our warriors not up to defending our borders. Something stinks...big time!! Read this and get mad!! Cowgirl

Guardsmen overrun at the Border

12 News
Jan. 4, 2007 02:44 PM

video National Guard unit stormed while patroling the border
video Border attack raises security concerns

A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico.

According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11 p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat.

The Border Patrol will not say whether shots were fired. However, no Guardsmen were injured in the incident.

The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area.

The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico.


Some Good News, at Last!!!

Herndon picked for ICE program

By Arlo Wagner
January 5, 2007

Herndon Police Department Chief Toussaint E. Summers Jr. says the town has been accepted into a federal program that trains officers to enforce immigration laws, including deportation proceedings for illegal aliens.
The Town Council has voted in favor of the plan but will hold a hearing to get public comment before signing a final agreement with the Department of Homeland Security.
Herndon spokeswoman Anne Curtis said comments from residents are "a priority for the mayor and council" and that officials "very much are looking forward to citizen input."
If the deal is approved, two senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will train the department's 70 officers and civilian personnel.
"We have an excellent police force," said Mayor Stephen J. DeBenedittis. "I think this will benefit enforcement."
Herndon has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of any locality in the region, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. About 40 percent of the town's 23,000 residents were born in other countries.
George Taplin, a retired U.S. Navy veteran who organized a local chapter of the Minutemen group, which seeks stricter control of illegal immigration, said nearly 24 percent of the population are Hispanics. He supports the plan.
"I think it's great," Mr. Taplin said. "It's been a long time coming."
Chief Summers applied to the program in September after years of problems with illegal aliens, particularly those loitering while looking for part-time jobs.
In 2005, the council established a publicly funded day-labor center to keep job seekers from committing such public nuisance acts as drinking and urinating in public while waiting for contractors to offer jobs.
Residents of this Northern Virginia town who opposed the plan did not re-elect some town officials in the elections that followed.
Supporters said the federal government must resolve the country's immigration problems but local governments have a responsibility to help their residents.
Officers who pass the five-week class will likely be authorized to question or detain people whom they suspect to be in the country illegally. They also would collaborate with federal agents on immigration cases.
At least seven other state and local law-enforcement agencies have been accepted into the program, including the sheriff's department in Los Angeles .


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tuesday Morning Tidbits

BREAKING NEWS!! Michael Forest, The State Leader of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in Oregon has "unofficially" decided to run against U.S. Senator Gordon Smith of that state. Mike said,
"I will not take donations from Corporations, Big Businesses, or Unions. I need this campaign to be from the people in all aspects such as donations/contributions. This aspect is important to me because I am not for sale and I believe the Government needs to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people"."
You Oregonians must step up to help Mike, as this will truly be a grassroots campaign, and he is a great Patriot.

Big Lizards has a great post, which starts out:
In a stunning display of perspicacity and sophisticated nuancing, if I'm allowed to coin that neologism, the drive-by media has discovered that long-time supporters of Saddam Hussein in Iraq are irked that he was hanged.
Read the whole thing. Great writing, as always!!

Debbie Schussel has "undocumented alien" among the 2007 list of banished words, along with "Moderate Muslim" because she says its an "oxymoron", and "Extremist Muslim" because "its redundant."

Wondering why the Israelis seem to be in a quandry this past year? Not as focused and "kick ass" as usual? Read Bradley Burston's piece entitled If Sharon Were With Us Now. It is a good read, full of "what if's".

Have a good day! Cowgirl out.