Obama Inflames While Washington Burns

28 04 2010

While the federal government he administers continuously fails to enforce immigration laws or protect the very borders of our nation, our president uses his position to inflame passions by making up outright lies about Arizona’s new illegal immigration law.  Here’s President Obama on what he thinks will happen in Arizona under the new law:

“Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed — that’s something that could potentially happen,” Obama said of the Arizona measure.

What a buffoon!  This is the Harvard trained lawyer?  Has he read the bill?  He’s just making this stuff up to rally the few Americans left who will admit they voted for him.     The fact is, Arizona police will not be randomly demanding from pedestrians that they produce passports.  It’s ridiculous to assert that this would happen.  What might happen is that someone who is stopped for a traffic violation, who fails to produce license, registration and proof of insurance (papers most illegal immigrants lack), that person may be arrested.  An investigation of the person’s resident status might ensue.

Just for the record, here’s the text of the new law.

Barack Obama is not qualified to read a very simple law, much less to be president of this great country.

A Neighbor Came By Today

25 04 2010

This  canis latrans came walking by across the street from the house today.  Rather bold of him to come out of cover in broad daylight.  He looks well fed.  We do have plenty of cottontail and ground squirrel around here.  And the occasional unfortunate neighborhood cat.

Canis Latrans (Coyote)

FDA wants to tell you how much salt you can eat …in the name of “healthcare costs”

20 04 2010

And so it begins.  The state that controls your healthcare controls everything.  Don’t forget that.  Any activity the state wants to regulate that can be connected, however tenuously, to healthcare costs, will become a new object of control.  This from Reuters, via Fox News:

U.S. regulators are planning a push to gradually cut the amount of salt Americans consume, saying less sodium would reduce deaths from hypertension and heart disease, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

The effort would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in processed foods, the newspaper reported. The plan is to be launched this year but officials have not set salt limits.

The government plans to work with the food industry and health experts to reduce sodium gradually over a period of years to ratchet down sodium consumption, the newspaper said, citing U.S. Food and Drug Administration sources.

U.S. researchers said in a recent study that working with the food industry to cut salt intake by nearly 10 percent could prevent hundreds of thousands of heart attacks and strokes over several decades and save the U.S. government $32 billion in healthcare costs.

Is that the change so many Americans voted for?  A government so powerful and intrusive that it can tell them how much salt to eat? Did voters really mean they wanted a building full of unionized bureaucrats sitting in the FDA building with nothing to do but figure out if something you eat has too much salt in it?

Note the justification for this nanny state overreach:  saving health care costs.  My friends, there isn’t anything you do that they can’t connect to healthcare costs.  Today it’s salt, tomorrow it’s your guns.

Repeal Obamacare and fire them all!

CHICOMs’ Totalitarianism Knows No Bounds

16 04 2010

In Communist China for many years it has been illegal to have more than one child.  Now, apparently, it is illegal to even think about having more than one child. One county in CHICOM land is rounding up suspected babymakers and forcing them to become sterilized.   From TimesOnline website:

The county intends to sterilize 9,559 women or their husbands who are suspected of planning to have a second or third child. So far about half that number have agreed to comply, the newspaper said.

Note that all they need to justify sterilizing someone is SUSPICION.

This is the country to which Obama wants us to owe our grandchildren’s inheritance.  It’s also not that far a throw from socialized medicine telling you what treatments you can have and when you can have them, to telling you how many kids you can have. 

If you voted for Obama, and you’re Christian, you should be ashamed.

The Desert We Rarely See

31 03 2010

The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.

Psalm 65:12 (NOV)

Last Sunday my family and I traveled to Anza Borrego State Park, just a couple of hours from our home in SoCal, to witness the riot of color brought on by abundant rains in the desert this year.  If you’ve never been in a blooming desert before, Anza is the place to see it.  My daughter made the first two photographs.  I made the next six.

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said:

2 “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?

3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? 
Tell me, if you understand.

5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! 
Who stretched a measuring line across it?

6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone-

7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?


25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,

26 to water a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,

27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?

Job 38:1-6, 25-27 (NIV)

A Glimpse of Our Future Under Obamacare

10 03 2010

A few years and a trillion dollars from now, I would bet you my paycheck that this is what we get from Obamacare.  From London’s Daily Mail.

Obamacare is nothing more than socialized medicine outsourced through the former insurance companies.

A Dove Hunting Resolution

2 09 2009

Just returned from dove season opener with my son.  We had a great time, shot fewer doves than we wanted to, but also discovered a cafe in a nearby town that serves an awesome apple pie.  All that having been said, I’m giving up on the all-day hunt.  From now on, its a morning hunt and then home.  Trying to find something to do and a place to hang out for five hours between the morning and afternoon hunt is just too much.  And then there’s the heat.  By 3 PM it’s almost always in the 100s in the inland San Diego County areas where we hunt.  It’s miserable.  Sucking down bottled water and gatorade, battling fatigue, spending more time trying to find shade than birds.

But even then, it was hunting, and the alternative was a day at the office.  So I’m not really complaining!