Archive for June, 2008

GOA Hits The Airwaves On Heller Decision

June 29, 2008

— Now looks forward to challenging other gun control laws around the
country

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Yesterday was a historic day for the gun rights movement.

For starters, Gun Owners of America is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court,
in the DC v. Heller opinion, struck down the handgun ban and trigger lock
requirement in the nation’s capital.

As a result, GOA experts have spent the last two days using radio, TV and
print media to explain the Court’s decision and its impact upon the future
of the gun debate in America.

GOA’s amicus brief urged the Court not to use the Heller case as a
springboard to resolve the constitutionality of all of the nation’s firearms
laws.  In fact, the GOA brief was the only one making the request not to
rule on automatic weapons and other issues, upholding judicial restraint.

GOA is pleased that the judges heeded our admonition to limit the Court’s
holding to the case before it.

In so doing, the Court’s decision — in dissenting Justice Breyers words —
“threatens to throw into doubt the constitutionality of gun laws
throughout
the United States.”

Notable gun banner, Dianne Feinstein, was equally upset, saying she was
“profoundly disappointed” in the Court decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court also followed GOA’s urging and refused to do any
balancing of governmental powers and individual liberties — it just ruled
the ban was prohibited by the text of the Second Amendment, saying that its
language elevates, above all other interests, the “right of law-abiding,
responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home.”

However, the Court stated its opinion should “not be taken to cast
doubt” on
at least some prohibited persons’ restrictions, gun free school zones bans
and dealer licensing requirements.  This dicta implies that, in the future,
courts might go further than the Constitution permits in upholding some gun
restrictions.

Nevertheless, the Court’s opinion directly conflicts with what anti-rights
advocates — like those in the Brady Campaign — have been saying for years.
So GOA welcomes the opportunity to continue our fight for the people’s right
to keep and bear arms.

GOA is already preparing to wage constitutional challenges to a range of
laws — federal, state and local — that violate the Second Amendment
principles endorsed by the Court in yesterday’s majority opinion.

To contribute to these efforts, you can go to
http://www.gunowners.com/dogfund.htm and make a tax deductible contribution
to the Defend Our Guns (DOG) Fund.  Contributing to this DOG Fund will allow
our committed and courageous legal team to make Justice Breyer’s fears a
reality.

Gun Owners Foundation wants to lay the groundwork for the next battle in the
Second Amendment war between those of us who love liberty and those who
would allow the government to disarm us as the first step to our own
enslavement.

You contribution to the DOG Fund is tax deductible, and it will go a long
way towards helping us preserve our Second Amendment rights — not only for
ourselves, but for our children as well.

This battle is far from over my friends.

Second Amendment, I was correct it seems!

June 26, 2008

This has been a hot button issue for years. Yet, after the last two rulings that came down from the Supreme Court I had serious doubts that they would get this one on the correct side of the fence.

Face it, if you read the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, there was no doubt. If you read Blackstone their was no doubt. If you studied “The Rights of Englishmen.”  It became blatantly obvious that some things, like the ability to defend oneself effectively, and your neighbor, was not only a God given right, but a duty.

I am reading the full decision and have not yet determined the scope of this ruling.

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/07-290.pdf

One would hope that this ruling will, in fact, and practice, strike down the draconian laws that deprive people in places like Chicago, New York City and elsewhereThe free fire zones that are so abundant across our nation have only resulted in innocent men, women, and children being slaughtered by people that are anything but innocent.

The Second Amendment is there as an individual right. It is not a privilege that is granted by any authority.

The “Supremes” again, and no, not the singing group

June 25, 2008

Today as I was driving the “Fruitliner” down I-225 there was breaking news … The Supreme Court had rendered yet another bizarre decision. That being, that the death penalty was both “cruel and unusual” punishment for child rapists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/washington/26scotuscnd.html?em&ex=1214625600&en=c70d615789f2e6fc&ei=5087%0A

Is it cruel? Certainly it is, almost as cruel as the crime. Is it unusual? Yes, and that needs changing in a big way.What really bothers me though, is that these “Justice’s” overturned the will of a jury, duly selected from the perpetrators peers. There was no indication of racial prejudice, or prosecutorial misconduct. It was the will of the people that this person had so violated acceptable norms set by the community where the act had been committed, that death was appropriate as societal retribution.

I spent more then twenty years working the streets as a Paramedic. I saw things that most people can only guess at. People are always asking, what was the most terrible thing that you ever saw? Guess what, it was child rape victims. Those kids lives were wrecked, forever, period. I went on calls involving three of them again years later, as suicides. As far as I am concerned, the rapist killed those kids. Others that do live? I have never seen one that was fully healed. Drugs, alcohol, and the absolute lack of an ability to have a fulfilling sex life themselves, or an ability to trust others are the norm. Worse yet, sometimes they became sexual abusers themselves.

The death penalty is appropriate for certain crimes …

I’m too angry to keep typing, more later …

Not Exactly Obama!

June 23, 2008
1.) Selma Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 – Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.(Google ‘Obama Selma’ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn alegitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants tooverthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verificationof that….and for more. Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Shariamuslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.
5) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.
6.) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and’Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama Barack Hussein Obama is not half black If elected, he would be the firstArab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obamais 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya , his father’s family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama’s fatherwas only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificateeven states he’s Arab, not African Negro).
7) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school,where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years,until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.4-3-08 Article “Obama was ‘quite religious in islam'”
8) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayeras “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” This is just oneexample of what Pamela is talking about when she says “Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.”
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closestallies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and nomention of struggle to identify – your classmates said you were just fine.
13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yetto find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did,exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life – NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.
15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY, here you are,despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.
16.) Voting “Present” is Common In Illinois Senate – NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Misvoted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected byyour own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008,state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed tomention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) M y Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA – NOT EXACTLY, the Candian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation yourcampaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .
30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide
.31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.
32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.
33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.
35.) I don’t Have Lobbysists – NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.
38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT EXACTL Y, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.

http://ourworldasweseeit.blogspot.com/2008/06/not-exactly-obama-latest-online-buzz.html

Bighorn Sheep in Georgetown Colorado

June 20, 2008

Make it a trophy only zone. hell, you can only get one license in a lifetime. That also needs to be revisited…

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold two public meetings to gather public comments on the Georgetown bighorn sheep herd (S32).

June 30, 2008 – 7:00 PM, Georgetown Community Center, 613 6th Street, Georgetown.

July 7, 2008 – 7:00 PM, Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, Denver.

“The Georgetown herd is a high-profile group of animals that many would like an opportunity to hunt, said Reid Dewalt, Area Wildlife Manager for this game management unit.  “Gathering the public’s input will help the DOW establish herd size and male to female ratio objectives for a ten-year management plan that will ensure the continued health and success of this group.”

Those members of the public who wish to comment but cannot attend a meeting can email comments to Jennifer Churchill at jennifer.churchill@state.co.us.  The deadline for submitting comments on the DAU plan is Monday, July 14.

Black bears in Colorado

June 20, 2008

It is indeed that time again folks! If you are a Boulder granola crunching chai swilling anti hunter then please, support your local EMS! Feed the bears, by hand. Kiss the bears, on their noses, and do it all on film! In any case, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has put together a lot of very good information. Children will especially like the links to photos.

With the awakening of bears across Colorado, comes a new suite of tools available to the public from the Division of Wildlife (DOW).  Living with bears in Colorado is a new web page filled with materials that those who care about bears can use in their community, at the campsite, or on the trail to encourage responsible stewardship.

Bears that get comfortable being in close proximity to people are often more likely to pose a threat to human safety.  Every year, the DOW must take on the difficult task of putting down bears that have been habituated to human-provided food.  This can be avoided if all people practice and encourage ‘bear aware’ behaviors in their area.

Since human behavior is the key, the DOW has created downloadable pieces that can be utilized in areas where bears are known to frequent.  Homeowners or renters in bear country can employ:

Living with Bears brochure – explains in detail how people affect bear behavior

Bearproofing your home – a one-page handout that walks you through the necessary steps

Keep Bears Wild pledge – a written promise to help Colorado’s bears that gets you a window decal to demonstrate your commitment

Attracting birds, not bears – a one-page handout that illustrates responsible bird feeding

Bear resistant trash containers – a one-page guide on where to purchase

Hikers and campers can benefit from:

Camping and hiking in bear country – a step-by-step guide to being conscientious outdoors

Bear Encounters – what to do if you encounter a bear

And of course, children, our most dedicated bear benefactors, can enjoy:

Black bear profile – highlights the biology of bears in Colorado

Black bear challenge – an interactive game to test kids’ knowledge of bruins

Colorado Wildlife Company’s Bears – an article on bears

Be Bear Aware activity booklet – a coloring book filled with natural history

Image database – a place to search for pictures of bears

In addition, the Living with bears in Colorado web page provides some information on ‘Bear Aware’ teams—trained local members of the community who help encourage responsible behavior in their own backyards by helping neighbors learn how to bearproof, provide information about bears in the area and educate about bears in Colorado.

“We hope these new tools will move Coloradoans past knowing about enticing bears to doing something about it,” said Lisa Evans, northeast region education coordinator.  “If we work together to bearproof the homes and businesses in bear country, we can greatly reduce damage caused by bears and help prevent the unnecessary destruction of many bears every summer.”

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

The Supremes, and no, not the singers …

June 19, 2008

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States clearly shows what happens when one branch of the government oversteps into the realm of another. The Black Crows are placing the people of the United States, indeed, of the world in great and grievious danger.

“The Constitution… is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.” —Thomas Jefferson

Those words alone, from a Founder, should be cause for all those concerned with the protection of America and her allies to sit up, and listen. That said, I will defer to the great people over at The Patriot Post to explain just what this utter abortion of justice will mean.

“All hail the imperial court. In a bitterly divided 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in Boumediene v. Bush that alien enemy prisoners, waging a jihad against the American people and captured by our military in a war authorized by Congress, have a right—under our Constitution—to petition our courts for their release. So doing, the Court invalidated laws it had only recently implored Congress to enact, laws that provided these prisoners with generous protections never previously extended to enemy operatives in American history. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer, dictates that Americans must regard enemies as if they were mere criminal defendants, entitled to an exacting legal process—access to discovery, witnesses, counsel, etc.—that will, as a practical matter, make it impossible to detain them without shutting down interrogations prematurely and informing the enemy of our national-defense secrets. There can be no justification for this stunning conclusion… The runaway justices say that foreign al-Qaeda killers detained in Cuba can march right into the federal district courts and demand what, suddenly, are their constitutional rights. In those courts, judges—without guidance and emboldened by the high court’s usurpation of war powers—will be encouraged to make it up as they go along: More access to classified information? Subpoenas commanding the testimony (and cross-examination) of our soldiers regarding the circumstances of capture? Miranda warnings? Prompt access to counsel, which is certain to halt any questioning—and thus any revelation of lifesaving intelligence—before it can even start? Full-blown trials in the criminal-justice system with the same presumptions of innocence, privacy, and other privileges vested in American citizens? And who will adjudicate the resulting mess? Our imperial court, of course.” —National Review

“Now that the Supreme Court has seen fit to affirm a variety of rights of terror suspects held at Guantanamo, a new book is out exposing the harsh realities of Gitmo—the diet on which detainees have gained weight—the soccer fields and basketball courts—the letters home about mild weather and beautiful sunsets—and the detainees who don’t want to leave.” —James Robbins Break “Once upon another time, namely Franklin Roosevelt’s, most of a group of German saboteurs that had infiltrated this country were caught, tried by a military tribunal that was convened by executive order for that purpose, promptly convicted and then executed—all within seven weeks. Can anyone imagine that kind of swift and effective justice from this court?” —Paul Greenberg

Sympathy for the devil: “Next, we turn to the Supreme Court, which… handed the Bush administration a stinging defeat. The justices ruled 5 to 4 that foreign terror suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison do have a constitutional right to challenge their detention in court. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the president and the Congress can’t switch the Constitution on and off at will.” —ABC’s Charles Gibson on the court’s spin on the Constitution Break “The ruling essentially tells the Bush administration no more halfway justice at Guantanamo, that the detainees there, according to Justice Anthony Kennedy, ‘have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus.’ That simple statement gives the 270 detainees the right to challenge their detentions, not at a military tribunal, but in front of a U.S. judge. … Lawyers for the detainees called it a victory for America’s reputation around the world.” —CBS’s Wyatt Andrews **Not to mention a victory for our enemies

And so it goes on, life that is.

Keep Texas Green!

June 19, 2008

stolen from Texas Fred!

TexasTree hugger

A woman from Austin, who was a tree hugger and anti-hunter, purchased
several acres of Hill Country land, near
Lake Travis, Texas.
There was a huge tree on one of the highest points in the tract.
She wanted to view the natural splendor of her land, so she climbed

the tree. As she neared the top, she encountered a spotted owl. It

attacked her! In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to

the ground.

The ensuing fall incurred several splinters of wood in her crotch.
In considerable pain, she hurried to the nearest doctor, 35
minutes away. She told him she was an environmentalist and
anti-hunter and how she came to receive all of the splinters. The
doctor listened to her story with great patience. He then told her
to go into the examining room and he would see if he could help.

The impatient patient sat, and waited for three hours before the
doctor reappeared.  The angry woman demanded, “What took you so long”

He smiled and said, “Well, I had to get permits from US
Environmental Service, the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keep
Texas Beautiful before I could remove old-growth timber from a
recreational area.  I’m sorry, but they turned me down.”

!! GOD BLESS
TEXAS !!


http://TexasFred.net/

West Virginia Farmer

June 18, 2008

A West Virginia farmer got in his pickup and drove to a neighboring farm and knocked at the farmhouse door.

A young boy about 9 yrs old opened the door.

“Is yer Dad home?” the farmer asked.

“No sir, he ain’t,” the boy replied. “He went into town.”

Well said the farmer, “is yer Mom here?”

“No sir, she ain’t here neither. She went into town with Dad.”

“How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?”

“He went with Mom and Dad.”

The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other and mumbling to himself.

“Is there anything I can do fer ya?” the boy asked politely. “I knows where all the tools are, if you want to borry one. Or maybe I could take a message fer Dad.”

“Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably, “I really wanted to talk to yer Dad. It’s about your brother Howard getting my daughter, Pearly Mae, pregnant.”

The boy considered for a moment. “You would have to talk to Pa about that,” he finally conceded.  “If it helps you any, I know that Pa charges $50 for the bull and $25 for the hog, but I really don’t know how much he gets fer Howard.”

Eric at Tygrr Express

June 18, 2008

Eric over at Tygerr Express has moved to a private server. In the email that he sent he said that there might be some problems with comments. Well? It uses WordPress log in, but it refuses to recognize either of my legitimate log in’s. In any case, he posted a very interesting piece on Dick Morris that everyone that is interested on politics should read.

Also, the link on my blog roll has been updated. I can’t wait for football season to get going!


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