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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Texas Hold 'em Congress Fold'em

So, Congressional Democrats think they are going to shut down the War by cutting off funding. Reid and Pelosi are about to get a reality check…don’t try a bluff with a poker player from Texas.
The Administration’s first “call” was a notice that civilian Pentagon employees will start facing layoffs in December. I suspect the next bet is, we will begin hearing about base closures and personnel consolidation within the U.S. and overseas. I can’t wait for the howls of protest when the military begins to close bases in countries, that are only allies because they thrive on the largess of the U.S.

The United States maintains over 737 military installations around the globe. When we begin shutting down those bases, hundreds of billions of dollars will cease to flow into the surrounding economies, crippling restaurants, retailers and service providers, not to mention massage and tattoo parlors. We’re talking revenues that rival the GPD of the many countries we occupy. Now let’s see who’s the bad guys.

Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi have called the President into the center of town at high noon for the big showdown. Bush may not own this town, but he is the Commander in Chief of those that protect it. So, in a move of colossal miscalculation Congressional leaders are about to go “all in” against a guy holding all the chips.

The Frosty Poll

The polls say, 70% of Americans want us out of Iraq. The polls say, only 32% of Americans approve of Bush, while only 11% approve of Congress. The polls say, 49% of Americans wouldn’t vote for Hillary under any circumstances. The polls, the polls, the polls. But there are a few things the polls haven’t told you.

For instance, I took a poll at the local Frosty, 30 some odd stalwart citizens, munching down on food, banned in many cities as full of trans fats, exorbitant calories and flavors only described as heavenly. But I digress.

From this modest poll, I have determined that 98% of America feels that Congress is a group of insufferable gas bags, incapable of accommodating anyone other than themselves and those that help them get elected. The poll also reveals that 98% of Americans are sick and tired of dirtballs sucking the life out of America by abusing and defrauding the entitlement systems.

It could not be ignored that the recent Congressional approval of 11% was most probably optimistic and considerably under the 16% approval of O.J. Simpson just before the jury returned at his murder trial.

99.9% of my little poll approved of capturing or killing Islamic extremists, who have vowed to kill everyone not Muslim, while the same percentage disapproved of those who claimed to support the effort, but larded the defense spending bills with domestic pork. The same number believe that torture should never be taken off the table as an interrogation technique and that Ted Kennedy is the last person qualified to argue about the application of water torture.
Strangely, the group was split 50-50 on whether Hillary would win the primary against Edwards and Obama or just have their bodies dumped on a park bench with guns in hand and the appropriate suicide notes attached to their lapels.

There was one issue that 100% agreed upon. If Huckabee, Thompson or Kucinich were not elected, it would be business as usual in D.C., until we whirlpool down the drain.

Uncle Teddy's Tell All?

So, Uncle Teddy Kennedy is penning his memoirs. You would think that for a heavy 7 figure advance, Ted would recount his Irwin Allen moment with Mary Jo Kopechne. Teddy saw his Scotch glass as half empty, we saw his Oldsmobile as quite full.

A short list of titles:

My Yellow Oldsmarine

Tilting at Windmills in Hyannis

Always the Senator, Never a President

Do as I say, Not as I do.

and my personal favorite,

Swimming off into the Sunset

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Observations on the Southern California Fires

Some observations about the So. Cal fires:
A) Million dollar homes are burning when there are home fire prevention apparatus that would have saved them, costing just a few thousand dollars.

B) How is it that many of the catastrophic losses were uninsured, when fire insurance is required on every mortgage? And how can you afford to pay your home off and not afford fire insurance?

C) How is it that these homeowners never conceived of their homes being in harm’s way, when they are living in the middle of the “Information Highway”?

D) How long will it be before someone mentions that this could have been avoided by reducing wild land fire fuels to make electricity, instead of a spontaneous tinderbox?

E) How am I to feel sorrow for some multi-millionaire eco-Nazi’s, who just lost one of their several homes, when they were the problem in the first place?

F) Could this be a buying opportunity for some of those nasty foreclosures?

G) You have got to wonder how much food, water and emergency supplies are being donated by that nasty, profit mongering Wal-Mart to those poor, devastated, displaced, eco-hippies, that are every bit as responsible for the eventual devastation as the guy who lit the match.

H) And finally, why is it that So-Cal residents are saving their dogs, cats and horses, while Katrina victims were saving their beer, vodka and cigarettes?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Loonies Losing the Media

Morgan Stanley’s recent divestiture of their portfolio of New York Times stock suddenly made me ponder: Can a publicly traded company with outspoken Liberal policies survive without the support of Conservative stockholders? Could have Oz existed without Dorothy or Kansas?
Clearly the emergence of Fox News, in the cable news wars, is a reflection of the contempt viewers have for the Alphabet Networks and has dwarfed viewership of MSNBC, CNBC and CNN combined. Indeed Fox News now rivals CBS, the weakest link in the evening news slot.
To counteract this viewing dominance, CNN and MSNBC have launched Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson shows to attract more “Independent” viewers to the networks.

But the printed news is the favorite target of Cable News. Not an evening goes by that O’Reilly, Beck or Hannity doesn’t point out the outlandish bias of several major U.S. newspapers or Networks, naming them and their most recent offending columnist or anchor for ostracizing.
But is it fair? Oh yeah and it is selling soap like crazy. Viewership of these programs is skyrocketing at the expense of the more Liberal programs, whose prime format is bashing Bush, 24/7.

Perhaps the Morgan Stanley move is an indicator of things to come. If the Liberal oriented media doesn’t attract the Conservative businesses that advertise on their programs, or in their papers, why should we believe that their future will be sustained with Conservative shareholders.

On the other hand, is it possible to sustain your stock value when your only customers and shareholders are Looney Leftist Socialists? You might ask Howard Dean, who pulled the curtain back and exposed the Wizard, Mr. Soros. And as rich as he is, even he cannot afford all the strings holding up the stock values or the flying monkeys.

Hilliary Gets Her Cookies

Just when we thought that the funding scandal of Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign was over, here comes the East Coast edition. She still hasn’t found the sources of several hundred thousand in questionable West Coast Asian contributions funneled through Norman Hsue, so now comes Act Deaux.

So blatantly are these practices ignored by the Main Stream Media, it begs the question: What would happen if paperboys, car washers and lawn mowers began bundling $1000 donations for the top Republican Candidate?

Meanwhile, Asian dishwashers, busboys and street hawkers are heaping $1000 and $2000 contributions on Hillary by the droves. I couldn’t help but notice that there was no mention of $25 and $50 donations, but I digress. And again, much to my surprise, the donors are either difficult to locate or confused as to why they donated, when located. Something about local “business associations” gathering and bundling these contributions. Never mind that these same “associations” usually confine themselves to providing labor with “hazy” documentation, “insurance policies” with premiums due,-in cash- weekly and enforcement of business infractions enforced with Louisville Sluggers.

No, what we have here folks is wholesale campaign finance fraud. This fraud is so shady and convoluted that unwinding the scam could take years, by which time offenders hopefully will be pardoned from the Clinton Oval Office. Hillary’s blanket avoidance of these fundraising issues speaks volumes about her management style and priorities of her potential administration.
These donors live in crowded hovels and apartments in areas of mystery where the highest profits come from Mahjong gambling, Opium, Sex Slaves and counterfeiting. And with suspicious millions coming at Hillary from these neighborhoods it gives a whole new meaning to “Fortune Cookie”.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Maaco -Over Candidate

With Hillary’s well documented profane tirades on her staff, bodyguards, Secret Service agents and assorted underlings, she is far more suited to be a longshoreman or logger than President. She’s demonstrated unadulterated contempt for any and all, who’s job it is to make her life easier, but you wouldn’t know it by her spontaneous emotional explosions.

No wonder Bill seeks affection outside the marriage. I can’t imagine the criticism der Schleekmeister receives while attempting to engage in his husbandly duties with the former first lady. The rolodex of his past indiscretions must serenade the infrequent conjugal opportunities that most assuredly pass in the night.

But the “made over” candidate Clinton has little in common with the former First Lady. Paul Rubens resembles Pee Wee Herman far more than candidate Hillary does the past Mrs. Clinton. So, it is no surprise that the “new” Hillary is enjoying such a wave of popularity among her fan base-- those with short attention spans--who have heaped the adoring dollar upon her. They simply don’t have any idea who she really is, or what she is about.

Clearly we are faced with quite a character juxtaposition. Tens of thousands have heaped tens of millions upon an image created by the Madison Avenue “Maaco-ver Paint and Body“, while those who have been closest to her are documenting the outrageous behavior of a Cruella de Ville.
Therefore, it is incumbent upon all of us to decide whether to trust our future to someone who tucked away her blind ambition, festering contempt and outrageous behavior, to temporarily adopt the necessary temperament demanded of the Commander in Chief.

But if history is any indicator, voters will pick a leader who is more predictable and less a Jekyll and Hyde.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Paraphernalia in the Park

A News Flash from the Bay Area that you will never hear on a San Francisco radio or T.V. station. It comes from a friend, who is preparing his phd thesis, while living adjacent to Golden Gate Park, where he occasionally visits to decompress from his project.

Seems that my friend routinely comes upon discarded hypodermic needles and the occasional crack pipe strewn about the park. As any good citizen, he reports these sightings on the Park website, provided so that Park employees can dispose of these potential hazards.

However after a recent sighting his findings remained for several days ignored. Subsequent to his repeated reports with a defined location of the offending hypos--the last with GPS co-ordinates, which would put one within a foot of the items--he was informed that he was free to remove the items himself if it bothered him so much.

Not one to take a slight lightly, my friend responded with chapter, line and verse of the Park ordinances which specifically prohibits anyone other than Park employees, government officials or law enforcement from removing anything--trash included--from the Park. Additionally, he pointed out that while it wasn’t his job to either “police” the Park trash, or cite Park regulations to Park officials.

And as an interesting and poignant aside, he asked the Park Director if she would bail him out of jail, when he was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, even though he would tell the arresting officer that he had just found the hypo and was disposing it, or was she prepared to provide health care to a child who infected themselves with a contaminated needle?
Needless to say, park employees were observed the next day picking up the offending debris, while the Park Director forwarded this final message:

"This ‘parkscan’ does not have sufficient location information to instruct aworker to find one glass crack pipe. I am going to assume that it is gone,through normal cleaning. If it is still there, you can let me know with morespecifics. I asked you to please consider throwing it away yourself, to savethe multiple steps involved in ‘parkscan‘. Many people do contribute to thecommon wellbeing by doing a little extra on occasion. I am sorry that youwere offended by my suggestion."

No folks, you cannot make this up. Your tax dollars at work.

Returning the Money....Hsu Thing.

Returning the money….

Ok, now we have all heard about the Norman Hsu contributions to the Democrats. How they were questionable, because Norman bundled tens of thousands of dollars from individuals-- who were people of modest means, clearly not able to throw that much money at a campaign--into hundreds of thousands. How he was a con man who swindled tens of millions from investors in Ponzi schemes. How the Liberal campaigns were returning the money, because they wanted to distance themselves from Norman.

Now wait-a-hold-it a minute. I was with you… right up till then.
Mr. Hsu has, or had, an address in New York City, even though he was a fugitive for the past 10 years. During these years he has been photographed with a number of prominent politicians, not the least of which was Hillary Clinton, who is surrounded by Secret Service agents 24/7. All, while he was a fugitive in flight?

Now that is speaking volumes about the Secret Service in particular and law enforcement in general. Nothing quite like hiding in plain sight hugging the former first Lady and shoving money down her cleavage like a drunken bride at her wedding party. But I digress.
The $800,000 Hillary’s camp claims they are RETURNING needs to be followed. IE: If I write you a check and you never cash it, the money remains in the bank, unredeemed. Or, if I write a few hundred checks to the bundled donors directly--and it wasn’t their money to begin with--they now have an IRS issue. Moreover, the Bundled donors receiving money actually bilked from people through Hsu’s Ponzi schemes perpetuates the tragedy and makes recovery almost impossible.

No, what is NOT being said and done here is far more important than, “we are returning the money”. I say: You “are returning the money”, prove it. I want to see the cancelled check(s). And, I want to know if it was their money in the first place. The complicated effort of “returning the money” has been seemingly swept under the carpet with a blasé press release designed to end the conversation.

Wouldn’t work for Conservatives, shouldn’t work for Liberals.

Hillary, That Sweet Lady


"Where is the G-damn f***ing flag? I want the G-damn f***ing flag up every f***ing morning at f***ing sunrise."-From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991

"You sold out, you mother f***er! You sold out!"-From the book "Inside" by Joseph Califano, p. 213 - Hillary yelling at a Democrat lawyer.

"F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut."-From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 - Hillary To her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good morning."

"You f** *ing idiot"-From the book "Crossfire" p. 84 - Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.

"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing ass over here and grab those bags!"-From the book "The First Partner" p. 259 - Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident

."Get f***ed! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!"-From the book "Hillary's Scheme" p. 89 - Hillary's various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)

"Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don 't come within 10 yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?"-From the book "Unlimited Access", by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail

"Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?"-From the book "The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Klein, p. 5 - Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer

"Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!"-From the book "Dereliction of Duty" p . 71-72 - Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.

"Son of a bitch."-From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 259 - Hillary's opinion of President George W. Bush when she found out he secretly visited Iraq just days before her highly publicized trip to Iraq .

"What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!"-From the book "The Survivor" by John Harris, p. 99 - Hillary screaming to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans had been invited to the Clinton White House

"Come on Bill, put your dick up! You can't f**k her here!!"-From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 243 - Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally.

" You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being" - Hillary Clinton-From the book "The Case Against Hillary Clinton" by Peggy Noonan, p. 55

"We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people "-From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 20 - Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hasert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan.

"I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe " Hillary in 1996" -From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p.6

This ill-tempered, violent, foul mouthed, hateful and abusive woman wants to be your president and have total control, as commander-in-chief of our Military, the Secret Service, White House employees, personal staff, servants and anyone else within earshot, when she launches a tirad. Surely the people of the The United States can easily do better than this. An observation: Hillary has topped Obama in fundraising and polling, again. Seems those that know her least like her best….. And visa versa.

Sherrif Arpaio Has It Right

Why is it that Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the only law enforcement official in the U.S. that “gets” it?

While the whining Liberals complain about prison overcrowding, the lack of job training, insufficient rehabilitation and denial of completion of sex change operations also crowds the list of grievances against the California prison system. Now I may be going out on a limb here, but none of these issues are likely to be resolved soon.
However, Sheriff Arpaio has addressed these complaints and resolved them long ago: “You don’t like it here, don’t come back”. So, why doesn’t California adopt some of these measures, to discourage incarceration?

You see there is only one reason someone is in prison in the first place. It isn’t because they are uneducated; an education is provided free in this country, at least through high school. It isn’t because there are no jobs; jobs are everywhere for those who are looking for one. It isn’t because you grew up in poverty, as many who have are very successful today.

The reason you are there is because you were never taught right from wrong when growing up and couldn’t figure out that “do unto others“, meant you as well. It may mean that you decided to take the path of least resistance, when met with the slightest obstacle or shady opportunity. It may be a sign that for whatever reason, genes or environment, you are a hopeless sociopath that needs locking up. California prisons have moved from being a penal institution to someplace to go between offenses. It’s not a rehab facility folks……it’s supposed to be a P-E-N-A-L-T-Y.
Society is fixated on the conditions within our prison system, while they don’t care a twit, why prisoners are there in the first place. Liberals have moved to ban almost all corporal punishment for children, actually making it a crime in many areas for spanking. Strangely enough counseling makes about as much sense to a 3 year old--with an “I am the center of the universe complex”-- as it does to a 30 year old with a history of bad choices and little

incentive to change them. Likewise, the Liberal remedies for boredom, irresponsibility and laziness are entitlements, endless counseling and gaming the system.

No, if you want to start to see a drop in inmate population, you need to start at home. We need to stop enabling “irresponsible parenting” with endless entitlements and government hand outs and start expecting them to face the consequences of their actions. We need to give these people a leg-up not a handout.
Joe Arpaio has it right. If you don’t like baloney sandwiches, pink underwear, working on a chain gangs, or serving your time in conditions comparable to our soldiers in Iraq, “don’t come here“. Arpaio might be the closest thing these folks get to a responsible parent and I suspect he commands far more respect and a lower recidivism rate than most other counties in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Democrat Contenders

There is nothing quite so enlightening as witnessing a group of Liberal T.V. commentators discussing the sled dogs that are the Democrat presidential mushing team. Watching the run-up to the latest MSNBC sponsored debate, Chris Matthews looked more like a slobbering Rottweiler eying his dinner bowel than anything resembling a credible news anchor.

I understand that trying to fill an hour before a Democrat debate is not an easy job. Trying not to point out that this is Hillary’s nomination to lose is even tougher. Commentators cautiously dance around the differences between the “Big Three”--Hillary, Barrack and Edwards--while trying to keep the rest of the pack somehow in the race. It is like the Iditarod with three Huskies, four Cocker Spaniels and a Dashchund.

Clearly, Richardson, Gravel, Biden and Dodd only have a chance if Hillary, Obama and Edwards are caught in a ménage a trois. And Kucinich, the lone rodeo clown, could only win if there is multiple nuclear strikes, on the U.S., while he is on one of his historic “fact finding” missions to Syria or Venezuela.

Let’s face it folks, absent Hillary having a Howard Dean moment, she will be the Democrat contender in the ‘08 election cycle. The Clinton campaign team is in high gear and fully prepared to crush any opponent or obstacle before them. The team is already looking forward to their Republican opponent and consider most of the immediate Democrat contenders as little more than unavoidable road kill.

And when Hillary is the Democrats choice--God forbid-- there are a few issues she will have to deal with, that she hasn’t faced in the primary. Among them: If she becomes President--Will she return the silverware she took, when leaving with Bill, in 2000? Will she pardon Sandy Burger, her foreign affairs adviser, for stealing classified documents from the National Archives? And finally, will she keep a short leash on her big dog, Bill, who desperately needs something to do, but with his sexual proclivities and history, is not qualified to run a Girl Scout camp?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Fred's Bid

Is it just me or has Fred Thompson’s announcement of a pending bid to run for president taken all the oxygen out of the room. Must have, since the daily drumbeat of criticism for his “testing the waters” campaign has not only been quelled, but replaced by a deafening silence about all things Fred Thompson.
It is unclear whether the pundits and potential contenders are suffering oxygen deprivation or just taking a few hours to reload. My suggestion is that they seek higher ground as there is about to be a Fred Thompson tsunami.

The “business as usual” political landscape is about to change and woe be the critics, who have, so far, underestimated the quiet, soft spoken, pragmatic Thompson. He has carefully and purposefully scrutinized the fabric of middle America, the self absorbed Left and the uptight Right. I suspect his analysis is that they all have one thing and only one thing in common…..survival.

And his message to America, in this election cycle will be that the “tax and spend“, Big Government and Big Nanny society we have wrangled from a twisted, mangled and mutilated U.S. Constitution is about to be our undoing.

Come September 6, we will be handed a huge dose of reality from someone who has unrivaled respect of our Founding Fathers and more than a few examples of the consequences, when their good intentions are ignored.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Conservtion Conundrum

A few words about Conservation

Well the big conservation move is on. Drive your Toyota less, your Hummer not at all. Carpool with your friends, make your enemies take the bus. Save a tree, cut your T-P use in half. Turn down the thermostat on your Olympic Pool and buy those Carbon Credits when you are jetting to your next Stones concert. And… oh yeah, don’t forget to replace those nasty incandescent bulbs with those new, you can’t look at them, they make things a different color, they won’t light in cold weather, florescent ones.

A recent radio ad touts that if every Californian changed just 5 bulbs in their house, it would be like taking 400,000 cars off the road. Now that’s just silly. There aren’t 400,000 electric cars on the road. A false analogy?

Now there isn’t necessarily anything bad about conserving electricity, because it takes some of the strain off the grid during peak consumption hours. It also takes some of the pain out of paying $3.50 for a gallon of gas, when you are pulling down $45k a year on a job 30 miles away and putting out $1,200 a month for rent or house payments, while raising 3 kids that haven’t developed a sense of money, much less than a budget.

But for sake of this conversation, let’s just say we figured out some way to cut our consumption by 50%. Sounds good huh? Oh, it’s good alright, but not for you. PG&E would be doing the happy dance if you could do that. Here is why.

PG&E, not unlike other utilities are GURANTEED a certain return on their investment, come hell or high water. So if ALL you little greenies figure out how to cut your consumption by 50%, get ready for a 40 or 50 percent hike in your rates. Don’t believe me, check it out. Then to add injury to injury, when the consumption goes back up, when you figured out that those cute, curly little bulbs causes cataracts, cancer or lumbago, the rates most certainly will not go down, because now there will be another shortage which allows them to charge higher rates for “over baseline” usage.

If your sphincter is beginning to twitch, join the rest of us who have figured out that radical conservation is not always for the good

Hating America

America is going to Hell. Or so says a loud choir of rabid Liberals, red necked Conservatives and the majority of America that lives in the middle. No argument here. But before we get our knickers in a knot, let’s review.

The Europeans all claim to hate us, but I would remind them that there were only 6 countries allied with the U.S. in WWII. And France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Poland nor Holland were among them. So while they gnash their teeth and spew their angst about America, they would do well to remember they’re not complaining in the language of Der Fuehrer.

Yes America is contemptible. We are fat, lazy, self centered, complacent, smug and self righteous….in many religions. Our political leaders are a bunch of pompous gasbags far more concerned with re-election and appeasing contributors than honoring the wishes of the Founding Fathers.

Too many of our homes flying the American Flag have Toyotas, Mazdas and KIAs in the garages, clothes from Pakistan, India and Guatemala in the closets, while the rest of the house if filled with products from China, Korea, Indonesia and the aforementioned France. But we always pray that Gob blesses America?

Well here is a New Flash for the whining masses that are condemning the land that I love: The consequences of importing 60% of our oil is easily eclipsed by the possibility of China, Southeast Asia, India and Pakistan suspending shipments of essential manufactured goods or Militant Islam abandoning Iraq to bring their vision of heaven to our shores.

When I can buy a Silverado in Shanghi, an F150 in France, or a Dodge in DaNang, you can get back to me about globalization and peace on earth. Until then I don’t want to hear from some globe trotting eco-Nazi about the starving in Darfur or the disenfranchised in da Hood. Because every effort to relieve the suffering blossoms into an International giveaway, benefiting the least deserving, at the expense of best intentions.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Dumbplumber VS Greenberg

Local columnist, Doni Greenberg, continued to loosen her grip on reality with a column dedicated to the idiocy of War. The Dumbplumber again had to reel in the life ropes for fear of her tripping over one and injuring herself.

Dear Editor,
Not since Doni’s documented encounter with the local Rotary Club has she presented such a ‘target rich environment’ for criticism. Her, “…war gets us nowhere” column has to be a blueprint of just how out of touch, Ms. Greenberg is in her war with reality.

Doni claims that War is among other things, “stupid…reckless…impulsive…and lacks imagination”. And in a theological moment, proclaims that God is against it. As if God has intervened in any other apocalyptical event so far, in recorded history. She tries to equate Wars as what Henry Ford’s Quadricycle is to vehicles.

Ok, I would add to that, War is inevitable, necessary, declarative and final. Wars do not just begin, they develop from differing opinions, turf struggles, land grabs, tribal dominance, wealth acquisition, and God complexes. Wars happen when disputes have not bent to negotiation, capitulation, or the …‘conjuring of intelligent solutions’. War is the ultimate solution to an otherwise unsolvable problem or militant aggression.

But like it or not, War has gotten us to where we are today. Just consider where we would be if we had NOT engaged in War, just since 1776. We would still be speaking the King’s English, French, Japanese, German or Spanish, we would probably still be contained within the original 13 colonies, would still have slavery, Suffrage and taxation without representation.

I would add that 21st Century Wars, while still a huge waste of money and resources, have considerably lower body counts. So low, in fact, that preventable domestic deaths from tobacco, AIDS and obesity dwarfs any body counts from Iraq or Afghanistan, or the 20th Century Vietnam War. So, Ms. Greenberg’s time would be better spent focused on these deaths that don’t require the attention of God or a War to solve.

Yes, Ms. Greenberg, War is Hell. But if War were a Quadricycle, your solution would look more like a ‘79 Yugo, with an air cooled rear engine, four Firestone 500 tires and a Pinto gas tank.

Friday, June 29, 2007

How to galvanize the voters

If you want to galvanize the Left and the Right; if you want to mobilize an electorate, who historically are apathetic; if you want to enrage the meek test the resolve of the complacent; if you want to mobilize the combined forces of the Internet, big Media and Talk Radio, just try and shove another Bill through Congress that has been crafted behind close doors, by a bipartisan group of self aggrandizing politicians bent on little else than profit and politics, whose notable significance is a blatant double standard and biased action pitting law abiding citizens against known and proven criminals, all at the expense of tax paying Americans

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fred Thompson...Meet the Meat Grinder

Well Fred Thompson is gearing up for the inevitable assaults, character assassination and rabid political attacks, mostly seen during political campaigns. Of course these assaults are postured as hard hitting investigations, probing interviews and careful scrutiny of the public record, when in reality they are mangled interpretations of best intentions, front loaded outcomes and “cherry picked” events supporting universal condemnation. Mr. Thompson, welcome to the ‘08 elections.

First, we have to get one thing straight. Fred is Fred take him or leave him. If you don’t like him, don’t believe in him or are fully prepared to believe any half baked, politically contrived assault on his reputation, record or character, then don’t vote for him. Just keep believing the political assassins and vote for… Hillary.

On the other hand, if you are comforted by Fred’s straight forward, no-nonsense, down-to-earth delivery of our Nation’s problems and his solutions then listen to the pundits, as I do, for entertainment purposes only. The poor dears, they are only doing a job that no one else will lower themselves to do.

Everyone must remember that just about every talking head with an opinion, short of a pollster, has a dog in this fight. It is their job to jade the opposition while promoting their dog. Misguiding, mischaracterizing and misleading is their stock-in-trade, never mind that “their” candidate has hired and paid them to do this.

Remember the “Swiftboaters”? Once, they were decorated, courageous, veterans, who served their country with honor and were from both political parties. However, once they came out in force against John Kerry in the ‘04 elections, they were a rabid group of partisan, psychotic, hate-mongering Conservatives bent on derailing a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, just trying to be President. Never mind that the “Swiftboaters” didn’t have a dog in the fight other than their personal knowledge of Mr. Kerry and his “real” service in the War.

When the Liberals were done with them, some lost their jobs, several lost their friends, they all lost their privacy, but none lost their courage, conviction, or character.

As far as Fred goes, this isn’t his first rodeo. He is no stranger to politics or campaigns. Remember that Fred won landslide victories in his Senate campaigns in Tennessee, a State that Al Gore couldn’t carry in the 2000 presidential race. And Al was the previous Senator.
Pundits and partisans are quick to point out that Fred, …”is very wide, but not very deep” or that he is cashing in on his TV personality. So what? Fred has every right, every qualification and a profound understanding of what is wrong with our political leadership today to endow and equip him to be President.

The political meat grinders would have us believe that Fred doesn’t have the will or cojones to be President. Well, I disagree. Fred has more cojones than all but one in the Democratic field. And the jury is still out on her.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Driver's Training

I really thought a recent story on a car that could park itself was either a joke or some engineer with way too much time on his hands. It still is not clear why a “self parking” option is a safety item other than getting some incompetent moron off the street and into a parking spot before the guy behind him yanks him out of his car and gives him some incentive to learn how to park.

Which brings me to the seat belt/airbag/side airbag/roll over protection/crumple bodies/yada, yada, yada safety features offered on newer autos. Our new cars are so safety top heavy, if we were to roll back the maximum speed limit to 55mph today, it would be almost impossible to die in an auto accident tomorrow.

Which brings me to my driver training classes almost 40 years ago. Defensive driving was the first and foremost lesson taught in those classes which seems so superfluous today. In those days, being cautious wasn’t enough. Being very, very afraid was the first line of defense against an accident. Keeping appropriate distances between yourself and vehicles ahead, slowing for turns and looking both ways at intersections were the foundations of safe driving.

But today, with all the safety features, what’s the point of defensive driving? Someone gets in your way and blam, you lay into the sucker and get your attorney on the cell phone before the tow truck arrives. Why worry about the car? It’s not only replaceable, but the cars driven by middle America today have about the same potential of being a classic as Rosie O’Donnell has of being a runway model.

The point of this exercise is that being a good driver has taken a back seat to safety features. Today’s driving is complicated by cell phones, PDAs, Big Macs and Lattes, which provide distractions unheard of forty years ago. But the predictable outcome is that some motorists are depending on safety features instead of driving skills to save their sorry butts, when the rubber leaves the road.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Birthday Greeting

Greetings from the Dumbplumber on his birthday. While I don’t like to discuss my age, I prefer to describe my station in life as being late in my 2nd trimester. I am old enough to know that my peers are far more foolish than I ever expected, young enough to believe that there is still hope and too old to put up with crap, from anyone.

At this station stop, I don’t so much celebrate the event as reflect on the stations before it. I ponder some unlikely sidetracks, a derailment or two and look forward to some scenic downhill cruising before the old engine gets too tired to pull the grades.

While many anguish at the state of world affairs, I prefer to focus on those who will be my savior and support them. I don’t have enough sand in my hourglass to tilt at any more windmills. Rather I go about my day to day existence doing the things that make me happy, while helping others with their creature comforts. Few things make others happier than running water, hot water and working toilets. Trust me on this, when the world goes to hell, plumbers will be kings.

The doom and gloom forecast by hysterical climatologists, closet theologians and appeasement infected Liberals, only encourages me to gather and hoard more food and practice my favorite disaster relief program, barbequing. What’s not to like about watching the terminally stupid getting their just desserts while you feast on a medium rare rib eye, baked potato and a fine single malt scotch.

No, while much of America either ignores a growing threat or anguishes over capitulation as a remedy, I go merrily on my way believing that Red State America will “again” save the day. For it is they that have made all the previous payments on our extended lease of the Western world.

It is often I am asked while working, “how is it you know so much”. I simply reply that, “when you have made as many mistakes as I have, you will know it to”. It‘s called experience, some is good, some is bad, but it is all about learning, go with it. In the game of life, we must play the hand we have been dealt. Time to place your bets.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Governor Napolitano Needs To Get Facts Straight

With all due respect Gov. Janet Napolitano’s column she needs to get her facts straight, her priorities in order and lose her political ambiguities.

First, just because there are 12 million illegal aliens here doesn’t mean that they are ALL--”people who work, who have settled their families and who have raised their children here.” Our jails and prisons are bursting with “Illegals”, when we even bother to arrest or prosecute them. Forget that Washington dodges reimbursement to the States, for these Federal offenders like Rosie O’Donnell dodges the salad bar.

Second, I recall NO statute of limitations on being an Illegal Alien, ergo offenders should expect to spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulders. Just because I snuck into Disneyland ten years ago, and have lived there ever since, doesn’t mean I get to stay there if I’m caught in “Pirates of the Caribbean” without a ticket.

The Governor’s “cherry picking” a few anecdotal events involving Illegals is not relevant. And as a U.S. Attorney, Ms. Napolitano should know it. If we’re going to get all anecdotal, we could assemble an encyclopedia of weird, twisted and seemingly unfair situations involving “citizens” of the U.S.. And as a former U.S. Attorney, now State Governor, nobody knows this better than Napolitano.

As for “State Measures” Governor Napolitano is in a perfect position to discourage illegal immigration. Her State Constitution allows for all sorts of “Measures” that would provide sufficient incentive to not enter or live in Arizona illegally. For instance they could impose severe penalties for employing Illegals, catching Illegals driving without licenses and/or insurance, or Illegals possessing falsified Arizona identification.

But NO, Napolitano chooses to just say that the system is broken and needs fixing, a great bumper sticker, but a lousy way to run a government. Better that she should utilize, exercise and execute the laws she already has on the books than to wait for the next “negotiated, pulverized and puréed “compromise” regurgitated by the U.S. Congress.

Napolitano needs to start acting more like a Governor and less like Cindy Sheehan.

Fred: Never Too Late To The Party

Fred Thompson must be getting the attention of the Presidential contenders and the Media, because he is now in the crosshairs of Pundits and Politicians alike. His wife’s too young and pretty; he’s too old and bald; he is playing off his T.V. celebrity; he is a high priced lobbyist; voters don’t know his record; yada, yada, yada.

Well, Zogby, Pew, Harris and Gallup are to blame. Ole’ Fred is riding solidly in second place behind Rudy and has already beat Hillary in several polls. No wonder he is on the Radar Screen. The man is a popularity machine and he hasn’t even announced yet. Time for the “political” steam rollers and meat grinders to take Fred down a notch or two. And when Hillary’s team gets done with him, he will be a wife beating, child molesting, con man with serious delusions that he could actually beat a Clinton to the White House.

Call Fred what you want, but don’t call him late to the party. Fred knows exactly what he is doing. He is keeping his powder dry and no stranger to politics, power, celebrity or campaigning. Make no mistake, this isn’t Fred’s first rodeo. He is masterfully manipulating the Internet and blogosphere, getting his message out in clear, succinct, simple terms that anyone but a political analyst can understand.

Big Media claims that Fred is an unknown quantity to America, never mind that anyone can “Google” Fred Thompson and find out anything they want about the former Senator/Actor/attorney/Assistant Attorney General and lobbyist. So if you don’t know anything about him, it’s your fault not Fred’s.

And the accusation that Fred, “ is just an actor looking to be President” was worn out during the Reagan campaign, and we all know how that turned out. Forget that Fred has been wandering around D.C. since before the Watergate hearings, he has never aspired for greatness. And after two terms as a U.S. Senator, it is my suspicion that Fred figured out that it is the Captain that turns the ship, not the stewards.

No, Fred Thompson will be the 800lb. gorilla in the room come July. But the mainstream Media, political analysts and pundits will have us believe that Fred is just Bonzo on steroids, up and until America tells them differently.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Immigration Euphemisms and A Solution

Illegal Immigrants. There I said it.

I didn’t say Immigrants. I didn’t say Migrant Workers. I didn’t say Undocumented Workers. I didn’t say Oppressed Masses just looking for a better life. I didn’t say Seasonal Farm Workers. I said “Illegal Immigrants”, or if you prefer, “Illegal Aliens“.

Illegal Immigrants are anyone here without permission, without documentation, without invitation. They have no legal standing, not withstanding credit cards, library cards or utility bills. By definition, they are illegal, unable to drive, work (if work includes paying taxes) or secure mandated vehicle “liability” insurance or any other position or service that requires a “valid” identification and/or social security card.

Of course the banking community--never one to ignore an 800 lb. financial gorilla--moved to ignore traditional identification obligations and “legitimized” millions of Illegals by opening bank accounts and issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates. Now there’s a mixed message that only Tony Soprano could appreciate.

While Congress struggles with “Illegal” immigration, balancing obligations to special interests, constituents and those pesky Federal Immigration Laws, the Dumbplumber and every 6th grader in the U.S. has figured this out. The answers are as follows:

A) Build the Fence. If you can’t control the flow, the problems will just grow. If we won’t allow the Border Patrol do their job, send them home. There’s plenty of NRA members, Minutemen and Klanners ready to fill the breach.

B) Deport all incarcerated Aliens immediately, with the clear understanding that if they return, they will be sent to Joe Arpaio’s jail in Arizona. I hear his baloney sandwiches are real tasty.

C) Deny Entitlements to all Illegals. It’s past the time to stop the fiscal hemorrhaging. Supporters of Illegals can pay the medical, housing and education costs of Illegals through personal donations until they are caught and shipped out.

D) Make it a serious crime to hire an Illegal Alien. No exceptions for Rock Stars, CEO’s or self indulgent sympathizers. And I don’t want to hear whining about tracking false ID’s. WalMart can track over a billion transactions every day. Let them do it.

E) Giving safe haven to Illegals is, and should, be a crime. Cut off all utilities to Churches, sanctuaries and organizations that harbor Illegals. A few days without water, electricity, garbage collection and cable T.V. should make the underground railroad look and smell more like a cattle train than AmTrak.

F) If the farmers want seasonal workers, just ask. We can empty the Home Depot and Seven Eleven parking lots of Aliens. Then when the crops are in, they can go home. The line to citizenship starts back across the border, not across the street.

G) If Congress doesn’t understand the word “Illegal” then they will have to suspend a lot of laws. We might start with making it “legal” to not pay your taxes. Nothing gets a Politicians attention quite like NOT having somebody else’s money to spend.

There, that wasn’t so hard was it? The Dumbplumber and all sixth graders humbly submit these solutions to Congress, so that they can move on to other and more self-aggrandizing legislation.

Sincerely, The Dumbplumber.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Politician's War

Has anyone else noticed that the War is tearing this country apart? The question is, just in how many pieces. Politicians on both sides as well as over and under the isle, who claim to represent their constituencies are themselves fragmented as to what to do about the War.

Just in case you are wondering, I am referring to the Iraq War. You know, the one where the former leader was a bloody dictator, who not only terrorized his own people, but had exercised a will to take over the entire Mid-East region and dominate the rest of the world by cornering the oil market with it’s massive reserves. After two failed attempts at expansion, Saddam was bottled up in Iraq, where he wiled away his days building palaces, gaming the “food for oil” program and raping and murdering his own people, when not shooting at U.S. aircraft. Yeah, that War.

First, there are the anti-War politicians, you know the ones who wouldn’t support conflict if their lives depended on it and are absolutely opposed to it from the start. Second, the Left, who voted for the War, because they were “lied” to, even though they had the same intelligence as France, Canada, Germany and Israel, and fully supported the invasion, but now are looking more for votes than conflict resolution.

Then there are the “…I support the troops, but not the War” types, who believe that we need soldiers to wear all those uniforms, drive those Humvees and operate the tanks we bought from contractors that finance the elections of D.C. politicians. Heaven forbid we should send them to a foreign country where bullets are flying. No, we should maintain cute little bases for them in countries that we pummeled into submission during WWI and WWII, that are now tourist destinations.

Of course, there are the “win at all cost”, but “don’t alienate the civilians” hawks, who actually thought it was a good idea to imbed reporters in a War zone with more than a pencil and note pad. The political opportunists pay for this little stroke of genius with the nightly body count and critical sound bites.

Then there are the scorched earth politicians, who firmly believe that “collateral damage” was a phrase invented in the 60’s and has about as much to do with a real War as “attention span”.

So while the decision makers bicker about how we should conduct ourselves in this War, Red State America hasn’t forgotten Sept. 11, nor the terrorist leaders, who have clearly spelled out “their” vision of Westerners in an Islamic State.

Monday, May 14, 2007

President's Approval Ratings

Well, the President’s approval rating has finally landed below 30%. It’s about time.
First of all, we have always known that over 50% of Americans were Democrats, Independents, Greens, Peace and Freedoms and a few Klingons thrown in for good measure. We also discovered that John Kerry couldn‘t lure sufficient voters from their caves, condos and communes in ’04 to crush the evil empire of Geo. Bush and Karl Rove. Fewer than 48% of registered voters wandered into the polling stations that year, less than voted on American Idol this year. I guess you get what you don’t vote for.

Secondly, for the remaining 20 some odd percent of turncoats, many were just fair weather friends anyway, always going whichever way the wind blows, possessing the principles of a carnival barker and spine of a jelly fish.

The relentless negative Media reporting can take credit for many others, whose wobbling moral compass is pointed far more toward self preservation and profits than any concern for God and country.

But more than a few points are the product of Hollywood, the major Networks and more than a few political zealots with dark and questionable connections to a financial force, whose hobby is bankrupting countries, by manipulating their currency.

No folks, we have purged the flotsam and jetsam from our ranks and those that remain will do as they always do, get the job done. While the whining, sniveling and gnashing consumes those paralyzed with inaction, the final one quarter will continue protecting, serving and providing for the rest.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Hear Ye Hear Ye

Hear Ye, hear Ye, take note and be advised.

Whereas, the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the military and,
Whereas, the Congress has power to declare War and is responsible for funding the War, the People find Congress wanting.

Inasmuch as, Congress, the President, the United Nations, including France, Israel, Britain, Germany, all “independently” concurred that Iraq had used weapons of mass destruction, possessed weapons of mass destruction and were pursuing development of atomic weapons, were in violation of numerous UN resolutions and had refused further UN inspections of sensitive weapons sites, were in violation of the terms and conditions of their surrender in the first Gulf War and,

Inasmuch as Saddam Hussein repeatedly violated the No Fly Zone with attack jets and missiles and breached the terms of the “food for oil” program, erstwhile starving his own people while building palaces for himself while raping and murdering his own citizens and,

Inasmuch as Congress, apprised of these violations and conditions, voted to go to War against Saddam, granting the War Powers Act to the President of the United States and,
Inasmuch as the State Department is the “diplomatic” arm of the Executive Branch and therefore endowed with the task of negotiating, clarifying and exercising the goals and objectives of the President of the United States, they have no burden of abdicating this responsibility to any other “Branch” of our government and,

Be it concluded the Speaker of the House as well as the leader of the Senate have both abused their positions to undermine the President, the War and the Warriors in addition to aiding, abetting and providing comfort to the enemy as well as breaching the division of powers as stipulated in the Constitution of these United States are guilty of treason, sedition and treachery of the highest order.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Evolution Revelation

It was in the wee hours of the morning that it came to me. Scientists, pseudo intellectuals, Left wing commie scholars and half witted, highly educated atheists, along with a whole cadre of highly misinformed, but clueless agnostics, all have it wrong. They all dismiss ‘intelligent design’ or a higher power having created the life and the living we have today.

Now don’t confuse the Dumbplumber with the Born Again Right, the bible thumping do-gooders or the theologically adept. The Dumbplumber is just a simple observer. And on this subject he has observed that those who are supposed to know, don’t know diddly.

Oh, I have listened to the highbrows debate the theory of intelligent design against the science of evolution. In those debates, they both are wrong. Evolutionists believe and declare that there is NO science that supports intelligent design, while they cannot reproduce one speck of evidence how life began. On the other hand Creationists still can’t summon God to turn Michael Moore into a pillar of salt or have Rosie O’Donnell just sit down and shut up.

Now I don’t want the evolutionists to lay out the path from pond slim to the inner workings of Steven Hawking. But I certainly believe that some sign of their beliefs, should be reproducible. The ‘degree packing’ disbelievers are most likely struggling more with professional envy of ‘intelligent design’, rather than any real effort to reproduce it.

Now, I don’t expect today’s scientists to develop a complete human from clay and ashes, nor do I expect them to reproduce, say the human eyeball. But, is it too much to ask those that pooh, pooh ‘intelligent design’ to, say, conjure up a single cell amoeba or at least a small bowl of algae. It isn’t like they have to do it by guessing, for Christ’s sake, (no pun intended), they already have the finished product. They have the advantage over the original creator, in that they can reverse engineer it. (For those of you from the Blue counties, that means take apart the finished product and see how it was made)

Let’s face it, today’s engineers, biologists and scientists have the distinct advantage of the latest technologies, like lasers, fusion, fission and all those glass thingies with the colored liquids bubbling in the labs. On the other hand, life’s engineers only had water, dirt, lightning, nitrogen, oxygen, some methane gas, maybe some space aliens, and a few billion years to conjure up pond slime (which has often been mistaken for the legal community).

So, in the interest of fairness, the Dumbplumber will not speculate one way or the other on intelligent design or evolution. First, because that decision is well above his pay grade and second because it is a waste of his valuable time having a shoot out with an unarmed opponent. Because, if you can‘t reproduce some sort of life from all of today‘s scientific advances, don’t deny the existence of someone who already has.

Billionaire to Millionaires

Does anyone but me wonder why the Left, most likely funded by George Soros, under, doesn’t form their own T.V. network, so there would be secular progressive and socialist programming 24/7.

Just imagine, Rosie, Barbara Streisand, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Sarandon, Sheehan, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Academy Award winner Al Gore, with guest appearances by Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. I bet corporate America will be lined up to sponsor this all-star group.

On the other hand, Al Franken and Air America comes to mind. Isn’t turning billionaires into millionaires what the Left is all about?

Welcome Muslims

My dear friends and enemies,
There is some concern about the coming days, as it is clear that radical Islam is on the warpath. Militant Islam has, as it’s stated goal, declared war on all infidels, particularly Israel and America.

To Islams’ credit, they have immigrated to many countries on the globe and have set up shop. Not unlike other foreigners, Muslims cluster together in communities of other Muslims. But unlike other immigrants, Muslims maintain an iron fist on their wives and children, not letting them adjust to the ways, customs and cultures of their host countries.

Taking over many countries will not be a problem for the militant Muslims, as their governments are run by a bunch of panty wearing liberals. If at first the sheer number of Muslims protesting local customs is not enough to get the changes they want in laws and ordinances, they can always kill a few innocents to get the rest in line.

On the other hand, when the Muslim terrorists attempt these tactics here, some of our more famous American family members will be here to greet them. The Winchesters, the Remingtons, the Savages, the Marlins and the Smiths and Wessons are looking forward to their arrival.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Match Made in Hell

The match made in hell

Who’d ever thunk it. An emotional cripple with a God complex has brought to the alter the most unlikely couple.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the NRA and the ACLU.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Goodbye Mr. Cho

Much has been said about, and by, Mr. Cho, the Korean whack -job that massacred 32 fellow students and instructors at Virginia Tech. But what has been said, speculated or inferred is dwarfed by what is not being said. The Dumbplumber is here to fill in the sensitive, politically incorrect gaps.

In typical knee-jerk reaction, families, reporters and lawmakers are trying to speculate where “the system” went wrong in detecting and “counseling” the emotionally flawed “prince” of the Cho family. Cho himself left behind a rambling manifesto of perceived grievances against the “you people” where he laid blame directly at the feet of EVERYONE but himself for his pending carnage.

Now that all the experts, psychiatrists and talking heads have blathered on ad nauseum about the signs that should have been read, should have been seen and all the things that should have been done to intervene in this young killer’s life. Quiet, morose, sullen, angry and loner have been over used and abused describing his life. But I remind you, none of these are a criminal offenses.

There is a good reason that the parents of this monster have gone into hiding. My guess is they if not were directly to blame for the developmental stages of his madness, they had a front row seat. Now I am going out on a pipe wrench here, but many studies have shown that withholding love and affection in a child’s early years contributes to anxiety, loneliness and sociopathic behavior, among other worms in the can. Treating him like a “prince”, as family members claim, merely fed his sense of entitlement rather than any obligations to personal responsibility or self-determination.

My guess, and this is only a guess, there wasn’t a person throughout Cho’s developmental years that didn’t notice bizarre behavior from him. Indeed, the recent news cycles have developed a whole host of doctors, counselors and instructors that had direct contact with him and to a person said he needed counseling, psychological help and, oh yeah, more counseling.

No, what this man needed was a swift kick in the butt at an early age. He needed to learn respect for others and what it means to be a productive member of this society. Cho may have well been a casualty, a victim of parents who had high expectations but low parenting skills.

Forget Cho’s behavior just prior to the executions or even back in high school. You can bet the dye had been cast, well before then. But let there be no mistake, Cho is just today’s point man in an army of twisted sisters that like to characterize themselves as angry young men.

High Value Targets

With all the high value targets--like Rosie, Moore, Sheehan and Pelosi-- wandering around fomenting discontent, promoting anarchy, flaunting authority they do not have and insulting the intelligence of all but the Looney Left, why waste bullets on college students.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Rich Getting Richer

The Liberals are at it again. They--the Liberals--are ranting and screeching at the top of their lungs that the upper five percent of America is making too much money, while the “little Pipples” are making less. There is nothing quite like Nancy Pelosi, a multi, multi-millionaire telling us that the upper 5% are making most of the money. She ought to know.

Just how do the Libs think those stinking filthy Rich got rich? How about, everyone, Libs included, bought the goods or services the stinking rich had for sale. Yes, the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, General Electric and Citi Bank get paid oodles of money because the public--Liberals included--put billions of dollars in their cash registers or stocks to justify the obscene compensation. So now the Liberals want to penalize the rich they help make obscenely rich.
Does anyone actually believe that the top 5% make each other rich, without the help of the lower 95%?

First of all, Liberals have never made the distinction between wealth and income. Wealth is money that has already been taxed and is therefore off the table in terms of taxes. Income on the other hand is the taxable profit penalty for a better mousetrap, a more popular song, a cheaper shovel or a more efficient car. And who do we have to blame for the taxable profits? You got it, the consumer, Liberals included.

If Liberals are so concerned about some CEO’s salary and benefit packages, all they need to do is rally their fellow Liberals and boycott the companies they so despise. Then they need to seek out the “Little Pipples” that sell the same product or service and then patronize them. Voila, the little guy’s income goes up and the big guy’s goes down.

And who among us actually believes that Walmart--the most despised among “The Big” in America--would be such a success without the support of Liberals. And the ultimate irony is that “Unionized” America, who absolutely hates Walmart, jambs their parking lots with Toyotas, Mazdas and Kias to take advantage of the low priced non-Union made products sold there.

No, what Liberal politicians want is to “take” the profits away from Walmart and the other big Corporations in the form of taxes and then dole it out in the form of entitlements to the chronically poor, habitually unemployable and otherwise un-ambitious members of our society.
Clearly it is far easier to take money away from big companies than it is to let the “Little Pipples” earn it themselves, as it is far more difficult to prevent Nancy Pelosi in paying more in taxes than she must.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Silencing White America

Is it just me or is White America being systematically silenced?

Today"s latest victim, Don Imus, is probably the least likely victim, as he has made a career of insulting and offending everyone, whites included, for years. Most of his off color remarks were concealed in hair shaking rants resulting from perceived stupidities on the part of some celebrity, politician, activist leader or news subject. But make no mistake, Imus never ever focused his rage based upon race, but rather on those that deserved it.

Ever since the Civil Rights movement of the late 50's America has been salving the wounds of slave owning America. Never mind that the Civil War took hundreds of thousands of white casualties in a conflict to end this policy in America. Sslavery and to a larger extent racism exists to this day in many other countries of the world. But to this day, America is the sole pinata for the race baiting hysteria that has swallowed Don Imus whole.

While white America cowers and cringes at the slightest hint of a racist remark or ethnic joke, "Ethnic America" flaunts and broadcasts racial mysogynistisc lyrics and death threats for our Leaders and law and order that makes Andrew Dice Clay blush. And, they get very rich doing it.

So where is the outrage, protests and calls for firing of these voices. I don't know where they are, but they certainly aren't buying Rolexes for Al Sharpton or paying for maintaining Jesse Jackson's girlfriend or his child by her. That privilege is extended to those they prefer to extort for their personal gain.

Be advised, when it comes to wholesale hate, selected slurs and accepted explicative, you will not find a more pervasive platform than Liberal America. Here anything goes as long as you are condemning Conservatives, bashing Bush or assaulting America. All this at the expense of common sense, personal responsibility or National pride.

Pundits, Politicians and Patriots are all fair game for personal attacks by the Liberal Left, without fear of reprisal, But Don Imus alone made the most egregious error. He made fun of someone that didn't deserve it.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

More Global Warming Hysteria. Taking the long view.

In response to a pretentious statement from "Ice Climber" the Dumbplumber weighs in on the lates hysterical outburst about the melting glaciers and global warming:

"We're in touch with the natural world like few people are. We can see the changes better than most people can", (Mark Bowen to the American Alpine Club. )

Well Mark, here's a newsflash for you. While mountaineers are whining about the loss of a few thousand years of ice to global warming, anyone that drives in the mountains gets a visual front row seat to hundreds of thousands if not millions of years of global change...if they take the time to look.

The cut banks on highway 299 alone reveal a tale of millions of years of atmospheric, seismic and geologic events that precluded all but the most basic of life's creatures. Indeed, diatoms, which in life are not visible to the naked eye, died for millions of years to create the great chalk walls near the Hat Creek Rest Area, east of Burney.

Oh, and by the way, diatoms exist only in the sea, so the earth had global warming back then. Mark, you might want to talk to Geologists and Paleontologists about the Miocene and Eocene eras-- some 30 to 50 million years ago-- before you get your panties in a wad.
Memo to snow skiers and ice climbers: Geologic history of the earth goes back some 4.5 billion years. Yes, that is Billion with a big B. But the timeline of man goes back but some 4 million years, when they were still scratching their butts and picking their noses in public and long before the first ski resort in Tahoe.

I submit that while man may be contributing Co2 to the atmosphere, the current Global Warming alarmists will be hard pressed to explain why today's 370 parts per million of Co2 were dwarfed by the 1000 to 2000 ppm of the Mesozoic era some 65 to 259 million years ago, far more than can be attributed to Hummers, hot air in Washington D.C., or the Limousine Liberals flying around in their G4s. That is unless you dial in dinosaur farts as a contributing factor.

Time for Al Gore to find a new hobby and for the drive-by Media to punch up Google, before creating the next hysteria.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

What's Going On

Somebody needs to tell me what the hell is going on. We have the most sophisticated army on the planet, who overwhelmingly wants to complete the mission in the Middle East. But at home anti-War forces are busy breeding discontent, under freedoms not available to the citizens we are trying to defend, all to the peril of the soldiers defending them.

For the past 4 years, Network News, television and movie projects replete with anti-War and anti-Administration themes have dominated the airwaves 24/7, pounding home the cut and run agenda, all to the benefit of our enemies. Then in faux astonishment Big Media “reports” that polls show overall support for the War is dwindling. Gee duh. If this were a Network financial analyst predicting the Market down turn, then benefiting from the plunging Market, he would be in hand cuffs for “market manipulation“. Not so for the 4th estate or the freedom manipulating Network television.

And what’s with illegal immigration. Somehow we found ourselves with 12 million Illegals in this country, so what do we do? We create a completely separate set of rules for them or ignore the laws we have. Illegals are not supposed to be here, much less than work here, drive here, have bank accounts here, use credit cards here or not pay taxes here… but they do. In fact, we are so against them being here, our government gives them medical gold cards, social security and welfare just to tide them over until the inevitable amnesty kicks in. Oh, perhaps someone could explain to me how that 1986 amnesty--to end all amnesties--for “those” 2.8 million illegals worked out. That clearly sent the right message.

And while we’re on special laws for Illegals, why does having 12 million lawbreakers justify a double standard? What if 12 million U.S. citizens decided robbing banks was a great second career? Or how about 12 million of us suddenly decided we didn’t want to pay taxes, get auto insurance, a drivers license or obey any number of laws “Illegals“ violate every day. What about us?

Here’s what about us. We can expose the Liberal agenda at every turn and let the elected leaders of both parties know that if they don’t support the laws concerning illegal aliens, there will be consequences at the Ballot Box.

I'm Baaack

The Dumbplumber has been on hiatus. That doesn't mean he hasn't been typing his little fingers off. He got high centered on a local newspaper's blog and attempting to beat back the looney left liberals. Deciding that it is a futile endeavor and as productive as trying to drain the ocean from a hole in the sand on Santa Monica beach, the Dumbplumer will begin posting his pearls of wisdom and other stuff again on his blog site.