The Second Mexican-American War Has Begun


What you will watch and read below is called “history unfolding before your eyes”. Be a part of fixing it, or get out of the way.

Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Receives Death Threats From Mexican Mafia

Sheriff: Mexican Drug Cartels Now Control Parts of Arizona

Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales, AZ Police Officers with Snipers

Uptick in Violence Forces Closing of Parkland Along Mexico Border to Americans

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials have warned visitors in Arizona to beware of heavily armed drug smugglers and human traffickers.

“We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it,” said Babeu. “In fact, President Obama suspended the construction of the fence and it’s just simply outrageous.”

Signs have been posted warning Americans not to cross into the closed off territory south of Interstate 8. Babeu said the signs are not enough – he said Arizona needs more resources to help scale back the violence caused by the drug cartels.

“We need action. It’s shameful that we, as the most powerful nation on Earth, … can’t even secure our own border and protect our own families.”

Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of Arizona

While agents in the area agree that southwest Arizona has been a trouble spot for more than a decade, many believe Washington and politicians “who come here for one-day visit” aren’t seeing the big picture.

They say the area has never been controlled and has suddenly gotten worse, with the cartels maintaining a strong presence on U.S. soil. More than ever, agents on the front lines are wearing tactical gear, including helmets, to protect themselves.

To help put an end to this madness, use NumbersUSA to send free faxes to your representatives, similar to this one:

Dear [THIS FAX WILL GO TO YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE]

Please support H.R. 5016 so the Border Patrol is allowed to do its job: protecting America’s territory and preventing Americans from being murdered by illegal aliens.

Large swathes of the U.S. – Mexico border are owned by the U.S. government and fall under the jurisdiction of either the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture. Currently, these departments can prevent the Department of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol from exercising their duties.

This legislation would ensure that DHS and Border Patrol are permitted to assert operational control over the border in order to carry out their mission as mandated by Congress. The bill would free DHS and Border Patrol from bureaucratic interferences that currently impact their ability to effectively secure the border on public lands. To put is bluntly, this bill will save lives.

Illegal aliens and drug and human traffickers are able to cross into the United States over federal lands because the Border Patrol is prevented from doing its job, thereby making our nation less secure. I urge you to support H.R. 5016 and right this terrible, and dangerous, wrong.

Sincerely, [YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR HERE]

Also, use ContactingTheCongress.org to look up and contact your representative.

Finally, remember what your president was doing on July 4th, and has done at least 8 times during the nation’s greatest crises. Another round of golf will not secure our borders, Mr. President.

Suddenly, the Feds become REALLY interested in illegal immigration


The other day I had a nice talk on the phone with my uncle, who is currently doing mission work in Mexico. I won’t say much more than that because I want him to get out of there alive.

He’s cutting short his missionary service by a month or two. Partly for family life reasons anyone might have, but also partly for safety reasons. Last year alone, Mexico had over 24,000 homicides. Kidnappings are at an all-time high and rising with no end in sight. People, especially tourists and foreign nationals, are being advised to travel only during the day and early afternoon, taking different routes to their regular destinations each time, and to remain locked inside their homes in the evenings.  Even though violence and kidnappings in Mexico are equal opportunity crimes, as an American national, that paints a big, red target on his back that he’d rather not have to deal with.

His son, who works and lives in Mexico as well, is also getting the heck outta Dodge for many of the same reasons.  He simply can’t afford the kind of risk that being an expatriate carries in a country where the government cannot provide for the safety of anyone, let alone its foreign guests.

In related news, trying to save face in an onslaught of support for Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, Obama and company send the National Guard to defend our southern border. 1) It’s about time and 2) what took you so d$@# long!?

With increased coverage of these events, more enlightening stories about what is happening with regards to terrorism and our southern border are coming out.

Like this one.

In addition to the Somali immigration issue, Mexican smugglers are coaching some Middle Eastern immigrants before they cross the border – schooling them on how to dress and giving them phrases to help them look and sound like Latinos, law enforcement sources told FoxNews.com.

This is disturbing on two fronts. For starters, we’ve known for some time, but even more now, that illegal immigration by Islamonazi terrorists is a real and tangible phenomenon.  But worse, the Mexican government, by regularly providing aid to smugglers and smugglees in the form of leaflets on how to successfully mount a border crossing, is colluding with terrorists to help them enter our country illegally.

The article goes on to say:

Pham says the DHS alert comes too late. “They’re just covering themselves for the fact that DHS has been failing to date to deal effectively with this,” he said. “They’re already here.”

In my book, at the very least, these disturbing developments should put the government of Mexico and the U.S. Government diplomatic ties on shaky ground.  Ideally, it should result in the entire nation of Mexico and all its citizens (and non-citizens) crossing our borders illegally on terrorism watchlists.  Further, a formal declaration of economic sanctions, including cutting off the estimated $21b in annual remittances by illegals to their families back home, should be levied against Mexico until it gets a handle on its terrorist trafficking problem.

Instead, Mexican President Felipe Calderon gets carte blanche to criticize American immigration policy while standing on American soil.

Does anyone else see something wrong with this?

Are any of you paying attention out there?

What are you doing as U.S. citizens and voters to put a stop to this insanity?

People, wake up. As I’ve argued before, I’ll argue again. Either Obama is so delusional that he thinks he’ll get re-elected in 2012 with such a dismal record of protecting our nation, or he is intentionally destroying our sovereignty for God knows what ends he has in mind (North American Union, whatever).  There’s not much more middle ground to flee to on this.

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Mark Levin prepares to sue Obama, Geithner, Holder, Sibelius


I, for one, would like to see this filed in every court in the land.

Here is the meat of Landmark Legal’s and, more specifically, Mark Levin’s claim against the fantastical four:

20. Two branches of the United States Government have and are presently intendingto transgress the requirements of the U.S. Constitution, rendering the liberty of United Statescitizens at stake. Clinton, 524 U.S. at 450 (Kennedy, J., concurring).

21. The conduct of the House of Representatives and the President of the UnitedStates violates Plaintiffs’ Fifth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution, whichprovides that “No person shall be . . . deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process oflaw. . . .”

22. Under color of law, the Defendants intend to collect taxes, remove and replaceinsurance benefits, and re-write health insurance contracts affecting Plaintiffs and Landmark’semployees. The Senate Bill enacts broad and encompassing regulation of health care in this5country. It changes the law and places new regulatory and tax burdens on millions ofAmericans, including large and small entities of which Landmark is one as a not-for-profitorganization.

23. Because the House violated the Constitution by never voting on the Senate Bill,the Senate Bill cannot be and is not a law of the United States. Defendants, charged by law andthe Constitution with enforcing the law, must be prevented from treating the Senate Bill as a lawof the United States. Any signature by the President is a nullity, and the piece of paper he hasstated that he will sign or has signed is nothing more than that: a piece of paper.

24. The President of the United States intends to sign or has signed the Senate Bill,and the President and all Defendants intend to or have begun to apply the Senate Bill as lawdespite the failure of the House to meet the constitutional requirements of bicameralism, creatinga case and controversy.

Does Mr. Levin have standing?  Of course he does.

2. Plaintiff Mark R. Levin is a citizen of the United States, a taxpayer, and President of Landmark. Mr. Levin carries health insurance through the Landmark-sponsored plan.

Everyone who has a current health insurance plan has standing, if nothing else under anti-trust laws, because they stand to lose their competition-based coverage to a monopolistic government “option”.

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Census form: To spill or not to spill…


Got my census form. My dilemma: Genealogy is an important thing to me. We have enjoyed gleaning data from 72+ year old censuses for years. So, do I answer the whole thing to benefit my posterity’s genealogy research (assuming that’ll even be an issue 72 years from now)? Or, do I thumb my nose at the government and answer only that 6 anonymous Americans live here who don’t care to contribute to race/class warfare, even if data is supposedly “private” or reported only in “aggregate”?

Some things to think about…

“What is Pearson 1′s race? …Black, African Am., or Negro”. Uhhhhh, why not just toss in the ‘N’ word if you need to get that specific? Seriously “Negro”? Bah!

They also want to know the status of my mortgage. Last I checked, it was bought by SunTrust, divided into a million CDOs, and then transferred to federal government owned and operated Fannie Mae (without my knowledge, btw). At any rate, they should already know this by my address.

Then there’s garbage like http://www.queerthecensus.org/ which boldly states that “LGBT people are basically invisible in the survey that is supposed to reflect the diversity of America’s population – and that’s a big problem.” Really? That’s what the Census is about? I seem to remember it only being about enumeration.

Oh, and census data is private and secure. Sure.

The Federal DHHS web site was hacked by r4dBlack on or around Feb 14, 2010 01:51:21 GMT. That page is full of Census data links.

Then, we read this story: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/census-bureau-has-it-glitch/2010-02-21

As a computer programmer and Web application developer, this causes me great concern. This close to the Census takers arriving at my door is not the time to be fixing these issues. It spells trouble, if not doom, for the ability of the government to keep that personally collected data secure.

Here’s a government Web page advertising public raw Census data which has supposedly been completely scrubbed of directly identifiable data. http://data.octo.dc.gov/Metadata.aspx?id=541

Scrubbing data of directly identifiable attributes is no longer the deterrent it was once thought to be now that more powerful algorithms are available to infer private info from secondary tidbits. One need look no further than Google to see that this is true. I once used Google to find my long lost favorite 5th grade teacher using publicly sourced land development data that also included secondary Census info. I found out waaay too much about the new house her family was building…and all I wanted to know was how to get in touch with her.

However tempted you may be to “contribute to society” by providing all that private info to a Census worker, don’t do it. It’s not worth the risk.

Consider these questions before opening your door to a Census taker.

In fact, here’s what I’m going to post next to the front door of my home.

I suggest you do the same.

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Utah Politicos Cry Foul At Fed Study For Two New Monuments


Utah Politicos Cry Foul At Fed Study For Two New Monuments

Hell yes, they do.  They know where this leads!

I’m writing this while watching “The Patriot“, starring Mel Gibson. In fact, I’m watching the part where General Cornwallis is just awarded, in futurum, a huge swath of land by King George if he wins the war against the patriots.  The move to grab patriot lands and award them to British generals was the King’s way of demoralizing the American people and recruiting more men to join the Loyalists.

This attempt at yet another federal land grab in one of the most conservative states in the union is nothing more than elitism at its worst. Bureaucrats from Washington flying out to the Rocky Mountain West, getting in a helicopter and surveying land they know nothing about which is home to people they don’t know (or care to), and then promptly taking it away.

After all, you see, these bureaucrats know what’s best. People who have been living off the land, and respecting it out of necessity, are in no position to decide for themselves how best to manage it, according to these elitists. No, they’ll have to be locked out of natural resources for decades to come and will be subject to byzantine rules set forth by the Sierra Club about what they can and can’t do in their own backyard.

Keep an eye on this. Soon you will see “studies” released attempting to justify the land grabs by showing that there are species of animal life previously “unknown” to science that are threatened by human activities in these new “federally protected areas”.  The locals, who will naturally be concerned about not having access to natural resources, will be derided as ignorant hicks by the left-stream media whenever they try to voice any kind of opposition due to the prospect of more lost jobs.  In Marie Antoinette fashion, they will be told, “The area is beautiful. You can make a living off of tourism.”  Yeah, four months of steady employment out of twelve sounds great, doesn’t it?  Well, it does if you’re, say, some kind of tenured environmental studies professor at an Ivy League university who advises the White House on such matters, and who teaches 4 months and goes on “sabbatical” for the other eight.

Let me be very straightforward. I’m not some blowhard spouting nonsense about something of which I don’t have first-hand knowledge. I know whereof I speak. I grew up in Kanab, Utah, which is a natural hub and jumping off point for visiting multiple major national parks, including the Grand Canyon. I grew up as a conservationist because part of my family background was in conservationism. My great-grandfather was a forest service employee for the Manti-LaSal area of Dixie National Forest near Moab, Utah. Back then, everything was dual-use…the parks and forests were balanced between conservation, recreation, and utility.  He was responsible for the Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the Great Depression that built the roads and bridges and other infrastructure that environmentalists enjoy today. That work was done in conjunction with logging, ranching, farming, and mining operations in that area with no appreciable negative impact on the environment.  Well, that is if you don’t count the presence of human beings actually making their modest homes in the same area.

My home town’s primary industries were energy, logging, and Hollywood Westerns (emphasis on the past-tense).  In the mid-1980s, the Sierra Club and various environmentalists, including none other than Robert Redford, who had filmed movies in the area, began to decry the locals’ livelihoods of logging on the Kaibab mountain range on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Long story short, Kaibab Industries ended up shutting down the sawmill that served as a major source of employment for local communities.  The reason? The Mexican Spotted Owl (or, in other made-up reports by environmental lobbyists, the sub-species Western Spotted Owl), which, we were told, required a wide range of habitat per nest.  You’ll also recall the simultaneous controversy about logging of old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest and the litigation that resulted in a devastating effect on the local economies as lumber mills, forced to spend millions to defend their industries.

However, the Kaibab doesn’t qualify as an old-growth forest. Not even close. With the dryness and natural lightning fires that took place, and still happen frequently, before any European or Spaniard ever set foot on that mountain, there were very few areas of the forest that could be scientifically described as “old growth” in the sense that the tree ring counts would show.  Yet, somehow, it was being designated by eco-lobbyists as irreplaceable habitat should further logging occur in the area.  Also, somehow, though the locals could not ever recall having ever seen a Mexican or Western spotted owl in 50 years of logging the area, suddenly there was a nesting pair right in the middle of prime logging.

Why, of course there was.

Then, there was the matter of the creation of the Grand-Staircase and Escalante National Monument. All that need be said of that was that a Democrat president named William Jefferson Clinton, who had a rather new definition of “public service”, took by presidential fiat millions of acres of ranching and recreational lands out of the hands of ordinary Americans and put them into the hands of distantly located technocrats.  What’s more, it was done under the auspices of the American Antiquities Act of 1906 (16USC431-433), which was arguably out-of-date for the circumstances of the present day and age and which should have been subject to voter scrutiny and revision by Congress prior to action thereon.

President Clinton knew that what he was doing was unfair to the people who had cultivated and cared for the lands in their possession (which, by the way, is 9/10 of the law).  Along the lines of 10th Amendment provisions, if we’re going by the spirit of the law and not the Warren court’s twisting of plain-written English, any federally mandated “eminent domain” land possession could be seen as a form of adverse possession.  Clinton was so aware of this, in fact, that he took specific pains to declare the monument while standing not in Utah, the home of the now dispossessed, but in Arizona.  Oh, and he also had the Kanab City Council quarantined when they showed up for the ceremony/press conference–for national security reasons, naturally.  Can’t have them voicing any opposition about the land grab in front of all those cameras.

Finally, to gain a full appreciation for what happens when the federal government takes over land management, one only needs to revisit the disaster that occurred on the lower Dixie National Forest regions near St. George, Utah and Cedar City, Utah.

I happen to know, because I was a forest service employee at Dixie at the time, that in the early 1990s, a huge bark beetle infestation began to overtake the Pine Valley and Cedar Mountain areas of the forest.  It was a completely containable situation had there not been a passel of Sierra Club lobbyists blocking the remedy.  The remedy was to simply spray for the beetles aerially and on the ground to keep the damage to a minimum.  But one mention of the word “chemicals” and “national forest” in the same sentence and the environmental lobby was apoplectic.

I won’t bore you with the details, but basically it amounted to lots of injunctions and legal proceedings that kept the treatments from happening. You can guess what happened next. Huge swaths of pristine lodgepole pine and fir trees were stripped bare of their bark after the voracious beetles ate through the wood underneath. This, of course, caused the needles to turn an ugly brown and shed and the tall trunks of what remained to turned an ashen white color.

Between the time that I moved away from the area as the infestation was just taking hold and when I returned to see the devastation, I literally began to weep. (Imagine that, a conservative weeping over forest devastation caused by liberal eco-lobbyists…is not the world turned upside down?)  I had many fond memories of lying awake at night in my tent while camping on Cedar Mountain (you know, as one of those evil brownshirt Boy Scouts) and listening to the unique sound of wind blowing through the needles of those now bare and dead trees.  It will be decades before those sounds return to their full glory.  And, to top it off, logging to salvage what was left was also completely prohibited, resulting in heightened fire risk, which resulted in more smoke and CO2 emissions that liberals only seem to care about if it’s you they’re coming from.

So, as you can see, the federal government taking over any of the lands belonging to Native Americans and so-called “European Americans” (though, aren’t we all “Native Americans” if we were born here?) is a risky proposition at best, and a criminal one at worst.  Who do you trust to take care of the lands? The people who live there and rely on it or people in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Washington who deign to visit the area unless they’re suing the locals or enjoying the area recreationally.

But, hey, what do you and I know? We’re just dumb hicks from these sticks.  The only thing we’re good for is serving food in restaurants and making the beds the liberals have lain in.

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GDP, Deficit, Debt, and Trade: Who’s yer daddy now?


I’m getting tired of hearing the rhetoric from the Left that we have to do 8 years of cocaine…I mean Barack Obama (same diff) to erase 8 years of Bush.

Let’s throw down some raw numbers (computed by Wolfram Mathematica).

China GDP = $4.327 trillion per year (US dollars per year) (2008 estimate)
United States GDP
= $14.1 trillion per year (US dollars per year) (2008 estimate)

United States annual federal surplus = -$1.417 trillion per year (US dollars per year) (2008)

China government debt = $ 483.5 billion (US dollars)
United States federal debt
(quarterly, not seasonally adjusted) = $ 11.91 trillion (US dollars) (Q3 2009)

China government debt/United States government debt = 0.06 (6%)

China trade with U.S. = $368.2 billion per year (US dollars per year) (2008 estimate)
United States trade with China
= -$706.1 billion per year (US dollars per year) (2008 estimate)

China current trade account balance/United States current trade account balance-0.5215 (2008 estimate)
China current government surplus/United States current government surplus
-0.03978 (2008 estimate)

The Left had a slight majority during the last two of Bush’s second term.  Now they have a super majority.  Even with their entirely likely claim of needing another four years to get back to zero, in my book they are down by three now and deserve to be thrown out on their butts in 2010 if they don’t pull us out of this nose dive by four.

And if the GOP miraculously gains a significant enough majority, they’d better have learned their lessons well and make drastic changes in the positive cash flow direction.  Otherwise, this can only end in tears and tyranny.

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You’re not really going to let them get away with this are you?


Would you like peanuts with your Islamofascist hatred of America, Mr. Mohammed?

"Would you like some peanuts with your bitter cup of Islamofascist, anti-American hatred, Mr. Mohammed?"

STOP Chicago GITMO: Protest Rally, Sterling, IL, Dec. 22nd

WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22

TIME: 1 PM PROTEST RALLY, 2PM GOV. QUINN’S PUBLIC MEETING

PLACE: STERLING HIGH SCHOOL, 1608 4th AVENUE IN STERLING, IL

Can’t be there? SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/illinoisgitmo/

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