Musings of a Real Texas Cowgirl

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Be careful. Be very, very careful.


Well, this Labor Day weekend, will apparently mark the beginning of 100 Mexican trucking companies and their piece of shit trucks and their unregulated drivers having full access to any road in America. Like I-35 isn't scary enough? This is yet another example of laws and regulations being applied selectively: that would be, against American citizens. American truckers are routinely stopped by the highway patrol. Their trucks are weighed, tires and brakes checked. Their records are reviewed to make sure they have not exceeded the allowed driving time. And now, American truckers will still be subject to this regulation, but not the Mexican trucks and truckers. They will be free to cross America, on any road, in a truck of any condition, driven by drivers who may or may not be able to read signs in English, or know how to drive in the United States, and without any limitation whatsoever on the number of hours they may drive. Shall I even mention the whole "do they have insurance?" aspect?

If you have been unaware of this issue, that some of us have been fighting for ages, now is the time to get on the phone to your elected representatives and tell them what you think about it.

Read an article by clicking here.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Iraq War Veteran Andrew Robinson

Hat tip: Are We Lumberjacks?


Bureaucrat ‘Insiders’ Working for Islamofascists?

Bureaucrat ‘Insiders’ Working for Islamofascists?

Are we being betrayed by the very people within our security agencies upon whom we rely for our safety and indeed for the survival of the United States of America? FSM Contributing Editor Mike Cutler has made a shocking discovery of potentially catastrophic proportions. See what it is.


Test yourself: Are you an American or anti-American?

JB Williams has a great post entitled "To Be or Not to Be "American".

It contains two checklists: one of how to be American, and the other of how to be anti-American.

Excellent post.


Letters from WWII

I have a box of letters from WWII that were written by my mother, her sisters, and parents to her brother who was in the war.

The letters cover a period of 3 years, and provide an amazing insight to life "at home" during the war.

The chatty, silly things mentioned by my always cool and dignified mother just blow me away. I must laugh that she was at one time just another nutty teenage girl.

One of the funniest things was somewhat of a mystery for about 3 months of letters. No matter who wrote a letter during this time, each and every person wrote:

"Did you hear about the ducks?" or

"Can you believe it about the ducks?"

Always something about the ducks.

I was so curious what the deal was with the ducks, and of course, there was no one alive to ask.

Finally.... finally, there was a letter from the youngest child in the family. It went something like this:

Dear Brother,

How are you? I am fine. Did you hear about my ducks? I have 56 ducks in the backyard.......

Mystery solved, but the duck story was not quite over.

For the rest of the year, my grandmother's letters would periodically mention that so and so came for Sunday lunch, and they "fixed" two ducks... or relatives were having company from out of town and came over to get some ducks.

I asked my last surviving great-aunt if she remembered 1944 as the "year of the duck", and told her about the letters. She didn't remember, but certainly enjoyed the story. She did say that meat was expensive and considered a treat during the war years. This is the same aunt who gave up putting sugar in her coffee in 1942 to help the war effort.

I suppose my point in this, is that the last global war we were in, whether at home or in the military, the entire population was engaged, and on a war footing. Everyone sacrificed what they, just coming out of the Great Depression, considered luxuries. People at home rolled bandages for the Red Cross, and knitted socks for the troops. Everyone with a patch of ground, planted their own Victory Gardens, which provided their families with fresh vegetables. Many people then, even in the cities, still had a cow or goat in the backyard for milk, and chickens in the coop for eggs and Sunday dinner. Everyone was engaged, patriotic, and losing the war was not an option.

If there is anything I would fault the President on regarding the global war on terror, it is his telling us to go shopping and just live our lives, rather than putting this country on a war footing, that actually impacted our lives.

The PR value of mandatory organization of neighborhood civil defense training, and many of the other volunteer programs from WWII would have made a tremendous difference in the perception of this war by the average American citizen.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Illegal Immigrants Poem

Let me just say, in my defense, that I received this poem in an email. CG

Illegal Immigrants Poem

I cross the Rio poor and broke,
Take bus,
see employment folk.

Nice man treat me
good in there,
Say I need to
see welfare.

Welfare say,
"You come no more,
We send cash
right to your door."

Welfare checks,
they make you wealthy,
Medicaid it keep
you healthy!

By and by,
I got plenty money,
Thanks to you,
American dummy.

Write to friends
in motherland,
Tell them 'come
fast as you can.'

They come in sombreros
and big Ford trucks,
I buy huge house
with welfare bucks

They come here,
we live together,
More welfare checks,
it gets better!

Fourteen families,
they moving in,
But neighbor's patience
wearing thin.

Finally, white guy
moves away,
Now I buy his house,
and then I say,

"Find more aliens
for house to rent."
And in the yard
I put a tent.

Send for family
they just trash,
But they, too,
draw the welfare cash!

Everything is
very good,
And soon we
own the neighborhood.

We have hobby
it's called breeding,
Welfare pay
for baby feeding.

Kids need dentist?
Wife need pills?
We get free!
We got no bills!

American crazy!
He pay all year,
To keep welfare
running here.

We think America
darn good place!
Too darn good for
the white man race.

If they no like us,
they can scram,
Got lots of room in
our ol' land.



Year of the Amazon Women??

Will 2008 be the election year of the Amazon Women?It seems very strange to me that while the male Democratic candidates seem to be becoming more... well... girly..., their wives seem to be the ones with.... well.... the balls. Ahem.

Are Obama and Edwards afraid to confront the H-word? If so, that in itself is enough to relegate them to a footnote (if even that) in the history books. If these men cannot level their own attacks against an opponent, and must hide behind their wives, how and why on Earth would we entrust either of them with the protection of our country?

Of course, all of this could be avoided if the Democrats actually had a plan for the future, and campaigned on that. They would lose the election, but at least they would be addressing the issues and being honest and forthright with the American people, rather than relying on the typical Democratic campaign tactic of personal attacks.

I could care less whether a person running for President is black, white, or purple; male or female matters squat.

When voting for the President of the United States, the most powerful person in the world, what we should be looking at are: character, beliefs, morals, insight, knowledge, goals for the future together with a plan to achieve same, and an unshaken belief that this is the best country in the world.


The Color of Crime

Pat Buchanan has good piece with some handy stats at Townhall, entitled "The Color of Crime." The statistics, which somehow never seem to make it to the major networks, indicate that most crime against blacks is committed by blacks,and most crime against whites is also committed by blacks. Interesting, and like I said, some handy statistics.

Here's the thing. The major media always hypes the white prejudice angle. They are sooo decades behind the curve. Since the 1960's, whites have been conditioned to not be prejudiced against blacks. It was simply socially unacceptable, as evidenced by whites being forbidden by law to not allow blacks into certain communities, clubs, organizations, etc. Blacks, on the other hand, cling to the antiquated NAACP, there are black only music awards, scholorships for blacks only, Affirmative Action programs which many times cause unqualified blacks to be promoted over a well qualified "other."

My conclusion is that whites are not prejudice, but are certainly resentful of all the special treatment something like 9% of the population gets. However, that resentment does not manifest itself in crime against blacks by whites.

However, Mexicans and blacks traditionally do not get along well, as evidenced by the demise of the black gangs in South Los Angeles and the rise of the Mexican gangs there.

Just something to think about.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Must watch video!!!

Must watch video!!!

It lasts 3 minutes.

Just click on the link and stay put on the page that opens.


ICE & FBI must work together!!!!

Frank Salvato of New Media Journal has a great post today regarding the report that ICE and FBI agents are having difficulties working together, thereby endangering our country during these times of very real threats both foreign and domestic.

This post is well worth the read.


UPDATE on the murder of New Jersey teens

It seems a 6th arrest has been made in the execution of the New Jersey students.

Fox News has the only coverage I've found. Kudos to FNC.
I am deducing from the report,
"About 10 officers from the Newark police department, Essex County Prosecutor's office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the arrest at about 3 a.m., prosecutors said."

that this guy and his brother are yet more illegal aliens connected to these murders.

Are any of the 6 here legally?

Why is there no uproar over this?

Wake up people!!! Demand your laws be enforced!!!


Anything is ok if you are an Activist & Mr. President! Send the money to me!!!

Elvira Arellano, an illegal alien, who, as you might recall, was holed up inside a Methodist Church in Chicago for months, has been deported. The church pastor said,
"She has been deported. She is free in Tijuana... She is in good spirits. She is ready to continue the struggle against the separation of families from the other side of the border."

This criminal apparently first appeared in Washington state in 1997, and she was quickly caught and deported. However, in 2000, she again returned illegally, and located in Illinois, "taking a job cleaning planes at O'Hare Intl. Airport." (I'm not even going to get into the whole security issue of an illegal with false documentation having security clearance at O'Hare)

She was "convicted of working under a false Social Security number" a year ago, and has been taking "refuge" in the church ever since.

Now, according to the press, she is not just an illegal alien and felon (identity theft, false Social Security Number), but she is an "activist."

Wow! What a transition! I guess if you are an "activist" nothing else matters.

I sure hope ICE will start rounding up and deporting more of these "activists."

If you or I had committed identity theft, or tried to work with a false Social Security Number, we would be in prison. Whatever happened to equal treatment under the laws? Citizens are imprisoned while illegal aliens are set free? Hmmm....

In a somewhat related story, our President is meeting with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada to discuss the Security & Prosperity Partnership, a/k/a by some: the North American Union. An interesting tidbit is: "The U.S. government has been working on a major aid package to help Calderon (President of Mexico) fight drug trafficking in Mexico. The deal may be announced in part or in whole at the summit."

Well, how about that? Isn't it enough we have taken in 20-50 million of their people, given them free health care, all sorts of welfare, provided education for their children, allowed them to violate our laws at the expense of American taxpayers, kill our people, and basically destroy our wayy of life? Now we are going to pay big bucks to the Mexican government to fight drug trafficking?

Hello!! Mexico is one of the richest countries in the world!! They have all sorts of oil and gas revenue, and they don't fritter it away on anything like entitlements. They don't need our money for anything. What is this payment really about?

That money would be better spent securing our borders. Then we wouldn't need to pay Mexico to try to keep their drug runners from entering our country.

Mr. President!! Send the money to me!! With the help of millions of patriotic Americans who would flood to the border to defend our country from invasion, I can get that border secured in about a week!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

"Empty Suit" or just "Clueless"?

The Captain has a terrific post this morning referring to John Edwards, a/k/a The Breck Girl, as an "Empty Suit."
Actually, I beg to differ with the Captain a bit on this characterization.

Edwards is no different from the run-of-the-mill Democrats we have know the last say, 40 years or so. He opens his mouth and the words flow out. He fabricates whatever is necessary to please each particular audience. Those words do not have to make sense, nor can they hold up to the slightest bit of dissection (or thought), but they are spewed so easily, so confidently, many people come away thinking that guy sure knew what he was talking about. True, they could not explain it to you, but that guy sure is smart.

Edwards is wholly unqualified for running anything but a law firm, and no doubt he would excel in that. However, we need a President who will tell it like it is, and who has a firm grasp of the big picture.

Wait a minute! We already have a President like that. The scary part is that I see no one in the Democratic ranks I would trust with anything, and the thought of one of the current Democratic candidates being entrusted with the safety and security of my country, is enough to make my blood run cold.

P.S. Cowchild says the John Edwards sprite is the girliest sprite he has ever made.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Gift for a Democrat who has everything


14 Reasons to Deport Illegal Aliens

I don't know who wrote this, but all the facts have sources. CG

These are taxpayers cost of supporting the illegal immigration invasion............every year!!

14 Reasons To Deport Illegal Aliens

I hope these 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read by the majority of Americans. Then they will have something to yell at their U.S. Congress members.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://t

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and social services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the United States. 2/ldt.01.html

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S. from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report:

12. The National Policy Institute "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."

13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States " So using the LOWEST estimates, the annual cost OF ILLEGAL ALIENS is $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! So if deporting them costs between $206 and $230 BILLION DOLLARS...we would be ahead in less then 1 year!!!

Americans need to wake up!


New Sprites from Cowchild

Cowchild has been inspired to create 4 new sprites for me to use during the upcoming political circus. He has made sprites for: Obama, Gore, Edwards, and the H-word. What do you think?


Friday, August 17, 2007

Hurricanes & Plates

Hurricane season again. It happens every year. Hurricane Dean sounds like it could build up to something big and nasty. However, a hurricane doesn't need to be all that strong to cause all sorts of problems. Just knocking out the power for a while is awful, especially in the summer... in the Caribbean... or in the southern United States.

The tectonic plates are obviously on the move, as evidenced by earthquakes in the Aleutian Islands, Utah, the Pacific Ocean, and Peru. If you click here, you can see all the recent earthquake activty. Looks to me like there's a pattern. Of course, that area is part of the Pacific Rim of Fire, so it should not be unexpected.

Weather is weather. It is what it is. Rarely are the weather forecasters correct even 24 hours ahead of time. The weather cannot be controlled.

Likewise the shiftings and realigning of the earth's plates. They are in constant flux. It is what it is. It happens.

All we can do about crazy weather or natural disasters is try to help those in need following the event. And if we are the ones in need, we sure hope there will be people willing to help us.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Brilliant Idea from a Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands

Ya know..... Sometimes you just have to shake your head.....

There is apparently a Catholic biship, Tiny Muskens, in the Netherlands who belives that if Christians used the name Allah rather than God, it would help pave a peaceful coexistance between Muslims and Christians.

Of course, if all the Christians converted to Islam, substituted Mohammed the Pedophile for the perfect Christ our Lord, substituted sharia law for our democratic republic, then....

(a) We would have denied our Lord,
(b) We would become second class citizens, living our lives fully dependent on not pissing off the ruling imams (nothing like the threat of being beheaded with a dull knife to keep a person in line),
c) We would have given up all rights as we know them,
d) We would have given up our country and way of life, as well as the future of our descendants, without any fight whatsoever.

Yeh. Sounds like a perfect solution (I'm being facetious), although if put to a vote, it would probably pass by a landslide (no pun intended) in San Francisco.

Thanx just the same Bishop. You are doing a really good job leading your flock. Nothing quite like having a church leader advocate capitulation to the dark side rather than standing up and being counted in the Book of Life.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's About Time!!!

The Washington Post reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated as a global terrorist.

The designation of the Revolutionary Guard will be made under Executive Order 13224, which President Bush signed two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to obstruct terrorist funding. It authorizes the United States to identify individuals, businesses, charities and extremist groups engaged in terrorist activities. The Revolutionary Guard would be the first national military branch included on the list, U.S. officials said -- a highly unusual move because it is part of a government, rather than a typical non-state terrorist organization.

The order allows the United States to block the assets of terrorists and to disrupt operations by foreign businesses that "provide support, services or assistance to, or otherwise associate with, terrorists."

The move reflects escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran over issues including Iraq and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Iran has been on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1984, but in May the two countries began their first formal one-on-one dialogue in 28 years with a meeting of diplomats in Baghdad.

The main goal of the new designation is to clamp down on the Revolutionary Guard's vast business network, as well as on foreign companies conducting business linked to the military unit and its personnel. The administration plans to list many of the Revolutionary Guard's financial operations.

"Anyone doing business with these people will have to reevaluate their actions immediately," said a U.S. official familiar with the plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision has not been announced. "It increases the risks of people who have until now ignored the growing list of sanctions against the Iranians. It makes clear to everyone who the IRGC and their related businesses really are. It removes the excuses for doing business with these people."
It's about time that we called it like it is.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Another illegal arrested for the murders of NJ students?

BREAKING NEWS: On an AP video report I just saw, a fourth suspect has been captured in the murders of the New Jersey college students. This one is described as a "Nicaraguan national." Who wants to bet he is in this country illegally? So that makes at least 2 of the 4 bad guys who are illegals.

How many Americans have to die in our own country, at the hands of illegals, before this invasion is stopped?


OK. I'm Stumped

This is kinda funny. My first chuckle of the day occurred while I was reading Hugh Hewitt's blog this morning, and saw this ad..... thus the title of this post.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

The New Majority-Minority Aberration

I had just a few minutes of down-time, and checked out one of my fave blogs, Seaspook's Rants. Read his post about the new Majority-Minority, yet another aberration created by the new god called diversity.

In Texas, even though the majority of the people are Hispanic, they still are considered the minority. That's not fair! They need to be the ones paying the "majority" of the taxes, and getting the "minority" of the entitlements.

Frankly, I would love to have minority status. I could get all kinds of stuff on the government dole, just by showing up at the welfare office. No questions asked. Cowchild could get free college tuition. Maybe my property taxes would be lowered if I were a "minority."

Does anyone know how a person in the new "minority" can become considered legally a member of the minority in order to get all the free stuff? By the same token (no pun intended), shouldn't those in the new "majority" be prohibited from all those same entitlements, kinda like those in the new "minority" are?


Sunday Musings (before the August heat melts my brain)

Well, its supposed to hit 100 degrees today. It was supposed it hit 100 degrees for the past few days.... and didn't. But, it sure felt like it. Outside potted plants have needed water daily, or by noon they look pretty wilted. The laundry dries quicker on the line than in the dryer, so that saves a bit of $$. Anyway, its August in Texas, and this is what August in Texas is.... hot. Hey Al, you maroon! Its not global warming!!! Its August!!!!

In looking at my emails, I see that Tom Tancredo has come in 4th in the Iowa straw poll. Not bad. Maybe that will get the RNC's attention.

Iowa Straw Poll results

31% Romney
18.1% Huckabee
15.3% Brownback
13.7% Tancredo
9.1% Ron Paul
7.3 Tommy Thompson
1.6% Fred Thompson
1.3% Giuliani
1.2% Hunter
.7% McCain

Results lifted from

Apparently Obama thinks Iowa farmers should grow arugula. Rightie -o, oh wise businessman Obama. The price of corn has never been higher, so of course, corn farmers should switch to arugula. And this guy wants to be in charge of our economy? Yikes!!! And don't even get me started on who it is that picks argula, instead of the low skilled Americans who cannot find jobs anymore.

Had you heard that one of the suspects in the execution-style murder of three college students in New Jersey is an illegal alien from Peru? No, I didn't think you had heard that.

According to the only article I've found that mentions that telling bit of information, the "victims' relatives questioned why the illegal immigrant from Peru had been granted bail this year on assault and child rape charges."

Yep, this whole open borders thing is working out well for American citizens.

Well, that's all I have time (and patience) for right now. We have to move the cows this morning before it gets too hot.

Happy Sunday!

Note to Big White Hat: Thanx so much for the sweet welcome back to blogging note. It's good to be back!

Cowgirl out.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

It seems I'm not the only one confused....

Apparently, I am not the only one confused by the Administration's decision to remove the National Guard troops from the border.

Read this memo from Chris Simcox, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps:

A few comments I want to share with all volunteers. We are making a difference and we see some action from the government -I know it is slow but I want to remind everyone to be resolve in their efforts -stay positive and stay active.
Chris Simcox

Here in Arizona everyone including Senator Kyl to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to Border Patrol field agents, is dumbfounded over President Bush’s decision to weaken our national security by removing National Guard personnel from the southern border with Mexico.

At a time when violence is on the increase, when drug cartels are on the rampage and we have people from around the world breaching our border security the President should be increasing the number of National Guard on our borders. The situation along our southern border will not be improved by the removal of National Guard and everyone knows it. Certainly the resourceful, well funded, well organized criminal syndicates that control the southern border regions already know our weakness and exploit it at every turn. They are already ramping up to take advantage of the President’s mind boggling and illogical decision to weaken border security. Our observers along the border are reporting a marked increase in the numbers of people crossing the border in California and Arizona.

And now this alarming assessment from DEA brought to us by reporter Sara Cater:

Islamic extremists embedded in the United States — posing as Hispanic nationals — are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.

"Since drug traffickers and terrorists operate in a clandestine environment, both groups utilize similar methodologies to function ... all lend themselves to facilitation and are among the essential elements that may contribute to the successful conclusion of a catastrophic event by terrorists," said the confidential report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.

The 2005 report outlines an ongoing scheme in which multiple Middle Eastern drug-trafficking and terrorist cells operating in the U.S. fund terror networks overseas, aided by established Mexican cartels with highly sophisticated trafficking routes.

These terrorist groups, or sleeper cells, include people who speak Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew and, for the most part, arouse no suspicion in their communities.

"It is very likely that any future 'September 11th' type of terrorist event in the United States may be facilitated, wittingly or unwittingly, by drug traffickers operating on both sides of the United States-Mexico border," the DEA report says.

Border Patrol field agents are encouraging the MCDC volunteers to increase our presence and surveillance. We have more volunteers, more equipment and more landowners opening up their property for our use. Landowners know the truth, crossings are the same if not increasing and they are begging for help. Border Patrol agents are soliciting for our help.

We have increased the frequency of our operations which are now up from 1 to 3 operations per month.

But we have seen improvements, new technology like the virtual fence, ground radar, new vehicles, new night vision equipment are all helping Border Patrol to do a better job of detecting crossings, unfortunately they lack the manpower to apprehend all of them. The lack of manpower remains the biggest problem –not enough agents and too many illegals – Border Patrol agents continue to estimate that they are lucky to apprehend one in four of the total who cross. They admit they can better detect when an incursion takes place the problem is they just do not have the manpower to respond to the dozens of groups that come across by the hour. Thus, they need our help, at least we can keep track of groups until Border Patrol can provide agents to apprehend.

Our observers on the border who monitor scanner activity report hundreds of sensor hits and dozens of calls from citizens throughout the day and night – the activity continues non-stop day after day.

A rancher who allowed us to construct a fence on his property was violently attacked on his own property this week . As he drove near the border he surprised a group of people illegally entering the country, as they ran back across the border they pelted his vehicle with rocks one of which struck him square in the chest, others narrowly missing his face and head.

MCDC efforts show fruits of labor. Government is gearing up for major military intervention to battle drug cartels on southern border.

The U.S. government now seems resigned to the fact that they must heed our demands. Secure the border, smash the cartels and enforce the laws on employers – all are major advances in our six-year effort.

According to a story in the Washington Post today, “at a time when Mexico is struggling to contain a war among major drug cartels that has cost more than 3,000 lives in the past year and has horrified Mexicans with images of beheadings and videotaped assassinations. Calderón has impressed U.S. officials by extraditing a record number of drug suspects to the United States and by dispatching more than 20,000 federal police officers and soldiers to fight the trafficking organizations, but that effort has failed to stop the violence.

The anti-drug aid package would represent a major shift in relations after years of tension and mutual suspicion among law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border. "It's astonishing and a sea change," said a senior Republican aide who works on drug policy issues. "It's a real recognition that Calderón has a problem. And his success or failure will impact us. The days of the finger-pointing are over."

This is a major move in the right direction. Perhaps this is in part why Bush has decided to cut National Guard forces in half – will he replace them with special operations trained military. But it remains a mystery why the president refuses to work openly with congress and why Bush is so reluctant to bolster border security for fear of offending Mexico.

When the lives of American citizens are at risk, when our country is being invaded, when thousands of citizens are victimized by crimes committed by foreign nationals in our country illegally, the American people are the ones the present has offended.

“If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws” — Alexander Hamilton.


PHOENIX, AZ — The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) call for the Bush Administration to reconsider its withdrawal of National Guard troops stationed on the U.S-Mexican border while current policies already raise concerns that our porous borders serve as an open pathway to an ever-increasing illegal alien migrant invasion. MCDC believes that the withdrawal of troops will exacerbate a worsening situation of border intrusions and coyote violence, which has been fed by irresponsible “amnesty” talk from Washington and withdrawal of the National Guard presence also sends the wrong message to international drug dealers, criminals and terrorists with designs upon America.

“It is simply the case that the voters made their priorities clear to Washington earlier this summer—secure the borders, enforce the laws, in that order,” states Chris Simcox. “Now it’s time for Washington to get with the program and to keep the troops at the border.”

Currently, the Minuteman message of “border security first” has provided a growing impetus for the creation of 92 MCDC nationally-sponsored chapters, organized at the state and local levels.

MCDC has been stalwart in advocating that border security be implemented immediately with funds already allocated to the Department of Homeland Security’s treasury through the 2006 Secure Fence Act, and with the placement of 20,000 National Guard troops stationed on the U.S.-Mexico border. MCDC rejects on-going Bush administration and Congressional calls for massive spending from hypothetical billions of new dollars for unproven “virtual” border security in exchange for amnesty programs, and the removal of border security personnel—including already deployed National Guard.

Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that is more than “virtual” and that includes an effective material barrier—by volunteering their time, energy and personal funds in order to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, expensed through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally. To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, Minuteman volunteers have taken steps to build this fence along the border utilizing state of the art technology with the fiber optic mesh produced by FOMGuard, USA, also currently in use on U.S. military installations, the DMZ in Korea and the West Bank in Israel, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.

Simcox continues, “When the administration ‘cracks down’ on employers one day and loosens security on the border the next day, it’s sending a schizophrenic message to the American people and rolling out the red carpet for the criminal element who seek to do us harm. We must keep the troops on the borders until American sovereignty and territory is truly and demonstrably secure. Only then we can focus on new strategies for interior enforcement. Securing our borders against the present onslaught of migrant alien invasion and terrorist infiltration must remain the top priority for the sake of national security and public safety today, and for future generations of Americans. We need those troops—and many more like them—left right where they are.”

Steve Elliot from has added another element for consideration to this incomprehensible situation. Read on:
From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott,

+ + This may explain why President Bush is
pushing the amnesty agenda. --

If you have been scratching your head trying to figure out why President Bush has pushed so hard for amnesty, here's your "smoking gun."

An effort is underway to create a North American "framework" that will all but eliminate hard borders between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. This "framework" includes a "trusted travelers" program that allows "citizens of North America" to move freely within the three countries.

No wonder the President is pushing amnesty!

On August 20-21, President Bush will join Mexican President Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Harper for the second Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit.

The SPP is what many believe to be the beginnings of the infrastructure for the North American Union. The SPP's stated goal is to:

"...Consolidate our action into a North American framework to confront security and economic challenges,and promote the full potential of our people, addressing disparities and increasing opportunities for all."

This tri-lateral agreement already has resulted in regulatory changes and open borders initiatives that clearly undermine our sovereignty. The SPP is the one touting the "trusted travelers" program to encourage migration of "citizens of North America."

+ + Petition opposing a North American Union

Today, Grassfire is launching a national petition formally opposing these and other efforts to create a North American "framework" and undermine our nation's sovereignty.

I want to rally 100,000 signers before the SPP meetings this month and have them on hand in Canada as part of a building citizen protest against such efforts.

Please go here for more information and to sign:

+ + Exclusive interview with author Jerome Corsi

New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi just completed a new book detailing our government's rapid move toward a North American "union." It's called "The Late Great USA."

Corsi agreed to record a special interview "briefing" on the NAU for our Grassfire team members. Go here to listen to that interview and to access Grassfire’s detailed backgrounder on the NAU and the NAFTA superhighway:

Of course the President denies that the SPP is a precursor to a North American "Union." But there is mounting evidence that the SPP is creating precisely that structure -- all without any congressional oversight!

Will you help me rally 100,000 citizens before this latest SPP meeting convenes -- in less than two weeks?

Please sign and then forward this message to your entire email network.

Thanks in advance,

Steve Elliott, President


Friday, August 10, 2007

More convoluted border monkey business

I'm confused.

I am hearing that President Bush is either:

(A) withdrawing the troops from the border (you know, our warriors that were sent to the border to do paperwork for the Border Patrol), or

(B) stepping up all sorts of new enforcement, local law enforcement training, enforcement of criminal laws against employers of illegals, plus English classes and an expedited naturalization process.

Or maybe he is doing both. Pulling back the troops (might as well if they aren't going to be allowed to defend our border against invasion), and turning the enforcement part over to local law enforcement and Border Patrol agents, so those poor guys can get charged with murder or attempted murder every time they stop a bad guy illegally entering our country.

I just don't understand what is so hard to figure out. Secure our borders and enforce our laws. It's really a no-brainer. Sheesh!


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Book Reviews

I've just updated my reading recommendations, which may be found on the right side of this page.

Michael Crighton's Next was fantastic. You would think that I would just automatically read whatever he writes. I had the same hesitation about reading Next as I did with State of Fear. Possibly it is because when a well-known celebrity writes anything to do with "global warming" (State of Fear), and now genetics (Next), I seemed to have trained myself to disregard their nonsense. Of course, I adored State of Fear and have recommended it to everyone. Next is just as good. Do not miss it!!

High Profile is another of Robert Parker's Jesse Stone mysteries. It was great fun to read. Naturally, after seeing the tv movie with Tom Selleck playing Jesse, I now visualize Jesse as Tom Selleck, and there are much worse things to visualize than Tom Selleck. Anyway, a fun read.

I'm just starting Capitol Threat by William Bernhardt. The Cowboy has been hogging it, and I just finally have a chance to read it. It is starting out pretty interesting, so it will likely be worth the time. Update coming soon.

For more information, click on the picture on the right side of this page.

Happy Reading!!



On Town Hall, there is an article by Scott Garrett, a U.S. Congressman from New Jersey's 5th District. The article is about the SCHIP bill passed by the House, which expands what will basically be nationalized health care to many Americans and illegal aliens, and cuts Medicare benefits to "an estimated 3 million" American senior citizens.

Hopefully, the President will veto this abomination.

We all know nationalized health care does not work. For decades we have heard stories about the UK, Canada, Australia, and the EU, where those who can afford it, go elsewhere for health care, rather than wait months and years for a government funded operation. Our own government cannot even defend our borders, so why should we trust them with our health care?

Congressman Garrett further makes a good point, that this "free" health care will be financed with the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax), an unfair tax on the American middle class, which so far, Congress has not seen fit to repeal. The very income bracket that will be first affected by the SCHIP program is also the one most affected by the AMT.

Get on the phone to your elected representatives in D.C. Blast them for their sneaky attempts to take away our right to control our own health care, and further demand the repeal of the AMT. While you are at it, demand they just repeal the IRS in favor of the Fair Tax.

We have apparently reached a point in our history, where we must all be watchdogs of our elected officials. Otherwise, they will sell us and our country to the highest bidder, and we will be left with no rights at all.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Still no triple digits

Amazing, this weather. August 7th, and we still have not hit 100 degrees in North Central Texas. Believe me, I am NOT complaining. However, it did get within a few degrees today. Enough to remind me what the weather is usually like this time of year.

Today, I hit the horrendous I-35 and headed into the DFW metroplex. There are so many more trucks on I-35 than there were just a few years ago. It is a nerve-wracking, white knuckled drive these days. Not knowing whether the truckers are professional American truck drivers or Mexican nationals with little knowledge of or regard for our laws (not to mention the bits about the safety of their trucks and the no-insurance part of the equation) adds to the miserable driving experience.

Once in the metroplex, and amazingly, safely at my destination, a fun time was had by all.

Heading back to the ranch it was the same concerns in reverse. Then I got to this very high overpass. Then I thought about the bridge collapse in Minnesota. Then I tried to remember how old this particular bridge was. Then, I made a note to self: Note to self - next time exit before the bridge and take back road.

Trips into the metroplex remind me of why I moved to the country in the first place. I couldn't live in the city anymore.... too many people, lousy air, too much traffic.

It was nice to get home without incident, take a deep breath of clean air, and listen for, but not hear, the sound of traffic.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Stopping a Moment for a cuppa...

Stopping a moment for a cup of coffee between chores, I just read a great article by Nancy Salvato of New Media Journal. Click here for a thought-provoking article on issues faced by all who blog.


Connect the Dots

The Boston Globe reports that at least 100 illegals swarm specific locations in Massachusetts each day looking for work. This cheap labor is reported to cost $15-20 per hour. Tell me what the minimum wage is again.

It seems that American citizens are catching on to this "avoid the IRS" method of wage earning used by the illegals.

"Guilliano Verna, 21, an American college student from Cambridge, said the immigrants taught him to ask for $12 or $15 an hour, instead of $10. He said he was recently fired from an $8-an-hour job at a supermarket for missing work. He said he was the only black employee, and felt uncomfortable there.

Now he can earn $900 a week instead of $190.

"I love it," Verna said."

Verna has a point. If laws are selectively enforced, then why shouldn't they be selectively obeyed? Have you ever wondered what would happen if we all decided not to pay income tax or Social Security? If the SCHIP "Nationalized Health Care program becomes law, why shouldn't we all work "off the books"? Employees making less than $82,000 per year (the new poverty level) will be able to get free healthcare for everyone in their families under the age of 25 (presumably including the parents). Employers of those people get to save lots of money on employee health benefits. If everyone worked off the books, everyone could save lots of money on payroll, income, unemployment, and social security taxes too!

Maybe the illegals are smarter than we think! Or maybe we are dumber than we realize.

Hat tip: Rex

The New York Sun reports that Al Quida cells may be forming or active in the U.S. according to information resulting from the "doctors' plot" in the UK. Duh...

ABC's Brian Ross reports on "The Blotter" that

"The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing "Iraqis and other Middle Eastern" individuals
across the Rio Grande from Mexico."

The article continues, saying,

"...the smuggling organization "used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative." Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report."

Can you connect the dots?

Hat Tip: US Border Watch

Following are quotes included in an email from Ed Hayes, Kansas State Leader for MCDC. I have not verified the quotes, but they are worth reading. CG


(Washington D.C.)- Members of the Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC) blasted plans to eliminate proof-of-citizenship requirements for anyone applying for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). IRC Chairman, Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) went further by calling on members of Congress to do the right thing and fight to keep the citizenship requirements in the final SCHIP bill.

"You might has well post a 'come one, come all' sign on our borders if you're going to give 12-20 million illegal immigrants access to health care benefits complements of the American taxpayers," Bilbray said. These are benefits that most Americans don't even qualify for. Hopefully, members of Congress will do the right thing and fight for a bill that helps middle-class Americans get access to better health care opportunities instead of making them pay for the health care costs of 12-20 million illegal immigrants."

The citizenship requirements were originally passed in 1996 as a part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act. The legislation specifically limited the distribution of federal benefits, including Medicaid coverage, to those lawfully in the United States.

"By removing the provision requiring applicants to provide proof of citizenship to receive subsidized health care benefits, Congress is in effect extending these taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants," said
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ). "Not only does it drastically expand government-run health care at the expense of 3.2 million tax-paying American seniors who will be left without Medicare Advantage, but I am afraid we are also setting our children on an unsustainable course where they will be left to face the fiscal train wreck of runaway government spending. Providing health care for needy children is a noble and necessary undertaking, but this drastic expansion of the SCHIP program to potentially millions of adult illegal immigrants takes the bill far beyond its intended scope."

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) added, "It seems to me that our federal government is rolling out the red carpet to illegals in this country every chance they get. This is just another engraved invitation from our government for people to disregard our immigration laws. Health care in the United States is paid for by United States taxpayers and should be reserved for citizens and legal residents of our country. It is time for this Congress to put the needs of Americans before the needs of illegals."

"Only one month after the American people buried the Senate amnesty sellout and made it perfectly clear they did not want it resurrected from the grave, we see yet another proposal from Democrats that puts illegal immigrants ahead of hardworking taxpayers," responded Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL).

"Offering illegal immigrants healthcare services at the expense of hardworking taxpayers is insulting and offers another incentive for individuals to enter our country illegally. The Democrats should listen to the American people spend time securing our borders instead of offering illegal immigrants taxpayer funded benefits."

Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) said, "In the name of helping children, Congress is about to act to saddle those very children with extraordinary debt. In an effort to buy votes for passage of a bill that is on its way to the President's veto pen, Democrat leadership has loaded it up with a number of provisions that are bad for the taxpayers - today's and tomorrow's. This bill is both bad policy and bad practice."

"The back door to amnesty seemingly grows larger with every Democrat proposal this Congress," Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) concluded. "The SCHIP program is intended to help America's needy children, not redirect precious health care resources to illegal aliens. We cannot expect the flood of illegal immigrants to slow if we continually provide new incentives to break our laws."

Ali Obombu graphic copyright Cowchild 2006


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hmmm..... August

It's been a while since I've posted on this blog. How time flies.

So what has changed since January?

Borders secured? Nope

Troops on the border? Nope

Population inside the Beltway still showing signs of mass insanity? Yep

Doesn't look like anything has actually changed.

However, in my life.... here it is, the first part of August, and deep in the heart of Texas, it is green and tropical looking. After years of drought, we have had rain... lots of rain. The grass is growing so fast that the cattle can't keep up with it. Nice problem to have.

We had a great crop of calves this year. 50/50 girls and boys. The steers that will be ready to sell this fall are filling out nicely on the unlimited grass.

The temperature has still not hit 100 degrees. Amazing!

The Cowdogs have gotten their summer haircuts, thereby enabling me to bathe them daily, as Cowdog No. 1 just loves manure-diving. She is a white dog, but after a dive in the fresh manure, she becomes a green dog. Cowdog No. 2 may get a little mud on her from time to time, but she draws the line at manure-diving.

Well, speaking of Cowdogs, the manure-diver is on the way back into the yard after taking a swim in the lake, so must dash outside to bathe her while she is still wet.

Cowgirl out.