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September 11 th…

September 11, 2014

Yes, another anniversary of the islamic attack on the United States. I only have one thing to say; Yes, we still remember…

911 No, we will never forget, nor will we ever forgive…

September 12, 2011

Yes, this is a day late. I had no internet access and so had to content myself with silent mourning as I sent the freight shaker down the roads of America. The radio was filled the stories of those that perished, and the righteous anger of those that lived on.

Stories about Policemen, and Firefighters, Port Authority folks as well as those about the sacrifice made by heroes that day. I’ve posted elsewhere on this blog about those that I knew that died that fateful day. Not to sound cynical, but, yet again those that work in EMS were left out. I suppose the lives of Paramedics and EMT’s simply don’t count as much as those of others. Enough of sour grapes though. Life is way too short to dwell on such piddley things.

Jon Caldara, at 850 KOA radio put on a very touching show. I remembered listening to him that day as things played out. Things that changed this nation forever. Some good things to be sure. But some decidedly bad things as well. We Americans made a dreadful mistake in choosing some little security at the cost of a loss of a lot of liberty.

Afghanistan should have been obliterated, period. As an abject lesson to the enemies of Liberty and Freedom. Can you folks understand that I for one, am still more than a tad upset over the loss of my friends and co-workers?

Bloomberg Felon News: Just keep on fibbing…

September 10, 2010

The Straw Purchase felon just can’t seem to get anything right, and on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on NYC at that!

No one in this country knows better than New Yorkers what “devastation” looks like. On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center buildings and their surrounding area were reduced to rubble, burying nearly 3,000 Americans. To this day, the images are difficult to comprehend; they show a concentration of man-made destruction unprecedented in the United States and perhaps anywhere on Earth.

New York’s current murder rate pales in comparison to that of 2001, of course. But it also pales in comparison to what it was in other years gone by. Due in part to crime-fighting programs adopted under former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York City’s murder rate is only a fifth of what it was 20 years ago.

Presumably, New Yorkers are well aware of the relative safety in which they live today.  However, the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has a skewed perspective even though the September 11 anniversary is front and center in every news outlet today due to other controversies.

With New York City’s and the nation’s murder rates lower than anytime since the 1960s, Bloomberg sounded the alarm, saying “Illegal guns and their accompanying violence devastate communities across our country.”

Bloomberg revisited his perennial cause célèbre —gun control—because his anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), has issued an Issue Brief urging Congress to  “close the gun show loophole”—gun control supporters’ Orwellian “doublespeak” for “prohibit private sales of firearms at gun shows and everywhere else.”

Since U.S. crime rates are so low, MAIG invoked Mexico’s war with its drug cartels, repeating the soundbite first heard in 2009, when Attorney General Eric Holder tried to use Mexico’s problem as the excuse for reinstating the federal “assault weapons” ban. “In fact, 90% of guns recovered and traced from Mexican crime scenes originated from gun dealers in the United States,” MAIG says.

Discovering that geography is more than a subject taught in elementary and middle schools, MAIG adds its revelation that “four in ten of the U.S. guns recovered in Mexico between 2006 and 2009 were originally sold by gun dealers in Texas. The three other states that share a border with Mexico – Arizona, California, and New Mexico – were the source for another one-third of the U.S. guns.”

Of course, the operative words in the “90 percent” soundbite are “and traced.” The GAO has already reported that most guns seized in Mexico, from cartels or anyone else, have not originated in the United States. For example, GAO noted, “In 2008, of the almost 30,000 firearms that the Mexican Attorney General’s office said were seized, only around 7,200, or approximately a quarter, were submitted to ATF for tracing.” The others were not submitted for tracing, presumably in many cases because their markings indicated that they were not traceable to the U.S.

For all their effort, Bloomberg and MAIG got scant coverage by the news media. But the debate will likely continue over how many guns are smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico, what percentage of the cartels’ guns originate in the U.S., and from which countries the cartels obtain their machine guns, grenades and other weapons that are unavailable in the United States.

One thing is sure, however: Americans have greater access to U.S. guns than does anyone in Mexico, and our murder rates pale in comparison to those of our southern neighbor. For example, the murder rate of Juarez is nearly 100 times higher than that of El Paso, just across the border. If anything, that’s a criticism of Mexican laws, which prohibit honest people from getting guns with which to protect themselves.

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A Most Humble Invitation to Osama bin Laden

March 25, 2010

It seems Mr. bin Laden ignored my invitation to him. Lo those many years ago…

The offer still stands, and, we could accommodate many of your fellows as well. Although I am no longer a resident of Colorado the offer still stands. I am sure that you would feel right at home. There have also been rumors about your health issues over the years Osama, and Colorado can surly help with those as well, possibly ending the suffering that you have gone through for so many years!

We grow, and learn Osama. There is no need for anger. Please, come to Colorado, we eagerly await your august presence!


The obama in his own words…

February 18, 2010

The epic failure that is known as the impostor in chief does a great job of pulling the wool over peoples eyes. However, some people are not so sheepish as others. You be the Judge.

Hat Tip to Texas Fred!

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In another homage to the pointy eared vulcan Fred presents us with this. Real I.D. anyone?

September 11th, need I saymore?

September 11, 2009

With all that is going on one might think that I would be posting a lot today. One might, but I will be spending this day in remembrance of the friends and fellow citizens that lost their lives on this day…

Never forget, never surrender!

About September eleventh

September 13, 2008

I didn’t write about the tragedy of September eleventh the other day because, well? My Internet access just was not up to par that day. As many that have followed my writings here, and on forums over the years since the attack know. I had thirteen friends killed there that day. All of them were rescuers. Either Firefighters or EMS workers. Each and everyone of them gave their lives in helping those that could not help themselves, or attempting to do so.

There is another take on the event though. That of the survivor. Eric, over at Tygger Express did an in depth interview with one such person. It’s a very good read, and I urge you to follow the link.

My feelings have not changed a single iota when it comes to the perpetrators of the attacks. Kill every last one of them, and I don’t give a damn who in the world we anger by doing it. Get them wherever we can find them. Do it openly, and publicly, in full view of the world.


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