Musings of a Real Texas Cowgirl

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A "Duh" Headline

Get this headline:

Sarkozy says letting Iran go nuclear could cause war

Ya think?

Actually, the article about French president Sarkozy isn't bad, but what a stupid headline!


News or Fluff... or Just Plain Stupid

As I do almost every morning, this morning I was perusing the Drudge Report , and it hit me, "What a lot of stupid so-called news!" Following down that path, I wonder why anyone thinks people care about most of this "fluff" masquerading as "news." In fact, I am somewhat at a loss to find much actual "news" in the news.

So, following is a brief run-through of what is posing as news today in America.

1. Clint Eastwood is directing a film about the ungrateful, America-hating, Nelson Mandela, who was saved from a lifetime in prison by American intervention. Not a film I will see anyway, and hardly "news."

2. The UAW is on a national strike against GM for the first time in 37 years. Seems like a stupid decision to me, but this actually is "news."

3. Ok. Here's a good one: Democracy in retreat around the world; Reports points to Russia and Iran. Right, Russia and Iran. Long considered bastions of democracy. Give me a break.

4. Clintons kill negative GQ story; threatened access to Bill. They could have just stopped at Clintons kill. Move along. No news here.

5. Feds crack China-U.S. Steriods connection. Actual news. Yea!

6. Missile base for sale. This is actually a real estate ad; not news, but pretty interesting.

7. Burma's generals set for showdown with monks. Let's see: military v. monks. I can predict how this will turn out. At that point it will be "news", but not before.

8. And now, its time to wrap this up with my personal fave example of non-news: Global Poll: Majority wants action on climate change. So, "polls" are news, and people think they can change the weather. That's not news. That's just stupid.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Asleep at the Switch?

Isn't there just something intrinsically wrong, when the Iranian president, who advocates the destruction of this country,is welcomed to speak at Columbia University, while a true American patriot like Chris Simcox is shouted down after being invited to speak at the same University?

What does it say for us as a country, when we routinely cheer the bad guys who hate us, and scorn those among us whose lives are dedicated to preserving our country?

That Ahmadinejad is even allowed into the United States is mind boggling. That he would be allowed to speak anywhere, or go anywhere other than the United Nations, is unfathomable.

Here's my question. Is anybody at the controls, and if so, what on earth are they thinking?


Monday, September 17, 2007

Sheriff Joe strikes again!

We need more Sheriff Joe's!!


Sheriff's hotline notes results
Migrant discrimination still worries critics

Judi Villa
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 17, 2007 12:00 AM
The tip piqued the interest of Lt. Chuck Siemens.

The caller talked about a possible drophouse in Wickenburg, giving a vague location and vehicle description. In the past, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies had stopped several loads of undocumented immigrants traveling the area, but activity had died down.

"Maybe it was picking up again," Siemens thought and sent deputies to check it out.

"Now, it's paid off," he said.

Deputies didn't find that drophouse, but they stopped a vehicle hauling nine undocumented immigrants to Nevada. The driver then pointed deputies to a drophouse in Tempe, where 11 people were being held.

Read the whole story here.


Criminals fear Sheriff's Department

From the El Paso Times, "some Chaparral residents reportedly are staying home and not sending their children to school after a raid Monday by the Otero County (N.M.) Sheriff's Department ended with parents and children being deported to Mexico."

An (illegal) immigrant advocate with Border Network for Human Rights said the raids are "paralyzing the community" and "There is a lot of fear right now...they don't go out."

Let's review this:

1. The Sheriff's Department is doing their job of enforcing our laws.

2. This causes fear among law-breakers.

Well, cry me a river .... a deep river.... and a big fence!!


Saturday, September 08, 2007

How to catch a wild hog (and clueless people too)

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

He asked, " Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. the pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run
around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man told the professor that it is exactly what he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as
supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms- just a little at a
time. (One should always remember "There is no such thing as a free lunch"; and "You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.)

This has so much meaning and seems to be what's going on in this country today....... If you, also, see all of the government "help" as a problem, and the end, for the future of democracy in America, please send it on.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Arkansas Surgeons (humor)

Three Arkansas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed. One of them said, "I'm the best surgeon in Arkansas. In my favorite case, a concert pianist lost seven fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for the Queen of England. The second surgeon said, "That's nothing. A young man lost an arm and both legs in an accident. I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in track and field events in the Olympics." The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a woman was high on cocaine and marijuana and she rode a horse head-on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the woman's blonde hair and the horse's ass. I was able to put them together and now she's running for President."


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Some good articles to read and ponder

Frank Pastore says in The Latest Problems with the "Man Evolved From Apes" Thesis that "two discoveries that came out in August that should force all those “man evolved from apes” evolution charts in schoolbooks to be redrawn." How can this be? Haven't generations of school-children been indoctrinated that all life has evolved from a single cell? Well, "What’s been discovered is a 10.5 million year old gorilla and that two of our “ape men” ancestors actually lived together." No, the research doesn't indicate they were gay. What it proves is that the co-existence debunks the evolutionary theory as it applies to humans.

Read the article and follow the links therein for more information.

Pat Buchanan has an interesting take on "Phase IIII of Bush's War", wherein he attributes the President's "new cockiness" relating to the war effort to "the total collapse of the antiwar coalition on Capitol Hill and the breaking of the Congress."

Good article. Read it here.


Monday, September 03, 2007

State Farm Insurance (La Raza Sponsor) Boycott Surpasses $21,000

Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 23:11:57 -0700
We have passed the $21,000 mark with State Farm Insurance policy cancellations . This is the end of Labor Day push to find more and more people to cancel their policies with this traitorous company funding La Raza. Cancel your State Farm insurance! You are going to save money in the process. Put the savings into your favorite organization: CCIR,Terry Anderson's show, FAIR, Numbers, Save Our State, or the many others listed on the Website. Please go to the link below to find more details and other companies to avoid such as Allstate and Geico. AND PLEASE FORWARD this message to everyone in your organizations and family. Let's strip the money from La Raza!!
George Gush


Some holiday reading

The irrepresible Phyllis Schlafly has a terrific analysis of the non-denial denials of the Three Amigos (Presidents Bush and Calderon and P.M. Harper) relating to the Security & Prosperity Partnership, a/k/a The North American Union, despite Congressional and public rejection of the idea.

Doesn't sound like it's just a conspiracy theory anymore.

Wanna put on your thinking cap? Read "Random Thoughts" by Thomas Sowell. His "random" thoughts are deeper than most people's "deliberations."

Robert Novack's "Republican Melancholy" blames the lack of rank and file GOP excitement in the 2008 campaign on the lack of leadership and lack of a good candidate. That's partly correct. There is leadership in the GOP. Unfortunately, the grass-roots Republicans think the party is marching to the left, and reject that leadership. That same leadership is ignoring the support for Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo, both of whom have strong support from GOP faithful. As I've said in many ways for many moons, when a party no longer represents its members, there isn't going to be any support for its candidates.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Here they come! Look out!!

Make sure your insurance is all paid up, and that your airbags work.

Mexico trucks to roll on U.S. highways

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul Mexican trucks as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative.


Labor Day Musings

I'm wondering how many more Labor Days will be holidays for Americans? Think about it. Soon, everyday might be a work holiday for American citizens. Our jobs are being outsourced either overseas or the positions are filled by cheap and illegal imported labor. Our public schools are being dumbed-down to the point of worthlessness by our free education (at our expense, of course) of children of people who are illegally in this country, and apparently by teachers who somehow got hired without being able to speak English. It also seems that our government refuses to comply with the demand of American citizens that our laws be enforced. Read my two news selections for the day. You might want to have a shot of Jack Daniels handy.

President Bush has moved 20% of ICE agents out of the agency so they can't enforce the law.

But the US Border Patrol Union, Local 2544, is bluntly warning Americans: "The White House will refuse to secure the borders unless they get another amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens (don't be fooled by their "estimates" of 12-20 million, because they have no idea how many are really here).

Read the story here.

Then read about the Arizona school system, where 1/3 of the teachers cannot speak English. Private School anyone?