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  • Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.

    01/23/2011 6:00:57 PM PST · 49 of 55
    Bhoy to MDspinboyredux

    This story demonstrates the incompetency of the WH. The pianist picked the piece and stated that he did so to make Chinese feel good about the military power of China. The station that broadcaset the concert is very sympathetic to the ChiComs. The incompetent people in power in our government didn’t have a clue what was going on. That is the very depressing part.

  • Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.

    01/23/2011 4:23:43 PM PST · 39 of 55
    Bhoy to MDspinboyredux

    ““My Motherland” having been played at the White House will be seen as a propaganda triumph in China.

    “In the eyes of all Chinese, this will not be seen as anything other than a big insult to the U.S.,” says Yang Jingduan, a Chinese psychiatrist now living in Philadelphia who had in China been a doctor in the Chinese military. “It’s like insulting you in your face and you don’t know it, it’s humiliating.”

  • Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.

    01/23/2011 4:16:07 PM PST · 37 of 55
    Bhoy to MDspinboyredux

    “At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War: the theme song to the movie “Battle on Shangganling Mountain.”

    The film depicts a group of “People’s Volunteer Army” soldiers who are first hemmed in at Shanganling (or Triangle Hill) and then, when reinforcements arrive, take up their rifles and counterattack the U.S. military “jackals.”

    The movie and the tune are widely known among Chinese, and the song has been a leading piece of anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for decades. CCP propaganda has always referred to the Korean War as the “movement to resist America and help [North] Korea.” The message of the propaganda is that the United States is an enemy—in fighting in the Korean War the United States’ real goal was said to be to invade and conquer China. The victory at Triangle Hill was promoted as a victory over imperialists.”

  • Fully Informed Jury Association

    01/22/2011 8:08:13 PM PST · 57 of 87
    Bhoy to The_Reader_David

    I think you’re absolutely right on. In the coming stuggle for the last bastion of freedom in the world the only weapons (oh will that get me thrown in jail? should I say “tools”) we have against a thoroughly leftist judiciary may be the jury and the grand jury.

    We need to exploit these “tools.”

  • Water, Water Everywhere…Except for California’s Farms

    01/19/2011 11:31:49 PM PST · 29 of 32
    Bhoy to the rifleman

    It really does matter what your philosophy is.

  • Water, Water Everywhere…Except for California’s Farms

    01/19/2011 8:45:12 PM PST · 24 of 32
    Bhoy to the rifleman

    See The Green Agenda:

    “We are close to a time when all of humankind
    will envision a global agenda that encompasses
    a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the
    causes of poverty and suffering and
    environmental destruction all over the earth.”
    - Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance


    “In Nature organic growth proceeds according
    to a Master Plan, a Blueprint. Such a ‘master plan’ is
    missing from the process of growth and development of
    the world system. Now is the time to draw up a master plan for
    sustainable growth and world development based on global
    allocation of all resources and a new global economic system.
    Ten or twenty years form today it will probably be too late.”
    - Club of Rome,
    Mankind at the Turning Point

    “The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable,
    indeed a sacred principle of international relations.
    It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to
    the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.”
    - UN Commission on Global Governance report


    “Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything and
    it is unaware of its own limits. These facts must be faced squarely.
    Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well
    suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical nature
    of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
    representatives to make competent decisions at the right time.”
    - Club of Rome,
    The First Global Revolution


    “The emerging ‘environmentalization’ of our civilization
    and the need for vigorous action in the interest of the entire global
    community will inevitably have multiple political consequences.
    Perhaps the most important of them will be a gradual change
    in the status of the United Nations. Inevitably, it must
    assume some aspects of a world government.”
    - Mikhail Gorbachev,
    State of the World Forum


    “I envisage the prinicles of the Earth Charter to
    be a new form of the ten commandments.
    They lay the foundation for a sustainable
    global earth community.”
    - Mikhail Gorbachev,
    co-author of The Earth Charter


    “In my view, after fifty years of service in the United Nations system,
    I perceive the utmost urgency and absolute necessity for proper
    Earth government. There is no shadow of a doubt that the present
    political and economic systems are no longer appropriate
    and will lead to the end of life evolution on this planet.
    We must therefore absolutely and urgently look for new ways.”
    - Dr Robert Muller,
    UN Assistant Secretary General,


    “Nations are in effect ceding portions of their sovereignty
    to the international community and beginning to create a
    new system of international environmental governance
    as a means of solving otherwise unmanageable crises.”
    - Lester Brown,
    WorldWatch Institute


    “Adopting a central organizing principle...
    means embarking on an all-out effort to use every
    policy and program, every law and institution...
    to halt the destruction of the environment.”
    - Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance


    “Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound
    reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world
    has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both
    governments and individuals and an unprecedented
    redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift
    will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences
    of every human action be integrated into individual and
    collective decision-making at every level.”
    - UN Agenda 21


    “The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society,
    which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope.”
    - David Brower,
    founder of Friends of the Earth


    “If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
    saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
    an ecologically sound society under socialism.
    I don’t think it is possible under capitalism”
    - Judi Bari,
    principal organiser of Earth First!


    “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
    industrialized civilizations collapse?
    Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”
    - Maurice Strong,
    founder of the UN Environment Programme

    “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another
    United States. We can’t let other countries have the same
    number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US.
    We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.”
    - Michael Oppenheimer,
    Environmental Defense Fund

    “Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty,
    reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.”
    - Professor Maurice King


    “We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place
    for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and
    plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams,
    free shackled rivers and return to wilderness
    millions of acres of presently settled land.”
    - David Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!

    “Complex technology of any sort is an assault on
    human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to
    discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy,
    because of what we might do with it.”
    - Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute


    “The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the
    worst thing that could happen to the planet.”
    - Jeremy Rifkin,
    Greenhouse Crisis Foundation


    “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
    equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
    - Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University


    “My three main goals would be to reduce human population to
    about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure
    and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species,
    returning throughout the world.”
    -Dave Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!


    “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the
    affluent middle class - involving high meat intake,
    use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning,
    and suburban housing - are not sustainable.”
    - Maurice Strong,
    Rio Earth Summit


    “Mankind is the most dangerous, destructive,
    selfish and unethical animal on the earth.”
    - Michael Fox,
    vice-president of The Humane Society


    “A total population of 250-300 million people,
    a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
    - Ted Turner,
    founder of CNN and major UN donor


    “... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence
    more than 500 million but less than one billion.”
    - Club of Rome,
    Goals for Mankind


    there is more go to the website. It explains why they support abortion & why they support taking over the food supply — all our leaders corporate, political, art are convinced that the people who support their lavish lifestyles — flying around the world to go to meetings to figure out how to kill off the rest of us so that they & their progeny can go to wild untouched wilderness without any rednecks to interrupt their vacations.

    Let the bears eat them & all their younglings.

  • Richard Lindzen: AGW movement driven by money, power and dubious science

    01/18/2011 9:57:32 PM PST · 4 of 11
    Bhoy to ventanax5

    Good find. I like the follow-the-money part:

    “The case of ENRON (a now bankrupt Texas energy firm) is illustrative in this respect. Before disintegrating in a pyrotechnic display of unscrupulous manipulation, ENRON had been one of the most intense lobbyists for Kyoto. It had hoped to become a trading firm dealing in carbon emission rights. This was no small hope. These rights are likely to amount to over a trillion dollars, and the commissions will run into many billions. Hedge funds are actively examining the possibilities; so was the late Lehman Brothers. Goldman Sachs has lobbied extensively for the ‘cap and trade’ bill, and is well positioned to make billions. It is probably no accident that Gore, himself, is associated with such activities. The sale of indulgences is already in full swing with organizations selling offsets to one’s carbon footprint while sometimes acknowledging that the offsets are irrelevant. The possibilities for corruption are immense. Archer Daniels Midland (America’s largest agribusiness) has successfully lobbied for ethanol requirements for gasoline, and the resulting demand for ethanol may already be contributing to large increases in corn prices and associated hardship in the developing world (not to mention poorer car performance). And finally, there are the numerous well meaning individuals who have allowed propagandists to convince them that in accepting the alarmist view of anthropogenic climate change, they are displaying intelligence and virtue For them, their psychic welfare is at stake.”

    Lindzen is good -— one of my first “Wow! He’s right!” reads a few years ago.

  • Federal Government to Analyze ‘Disparate Impact’ of School Discipline on Minorities

    01/18/2011 8:09:56 PM PST · 29 of 34
    Bhoy to G Larry

    “What’d they do?
    Withhold their M&M”s???”

    I believe FLOTUS is working on that

  • From School Lunches, to School Breakfasts, to ‘Child Dinners’ with taxpayers grabbing the check

    01/18/2011 7:54:35 PM PST · 9 of 32
    Bhoy to seamus

    Speaking of lunch, the choice bits:

    “Concannon revealed a much more ambitious agenda, saying “our goal is to provide a systematic and a reliable way for children across the country to get adequate nutrition 365 days a year.”

    That really sums it up. The Obama administration seeks to feed this nation’s children all year round — not just when school is in session.”

    “When is Obama, as he promised in the campaign, going to go through the federal budget line by line and cut wasteful spending? On his last day in office after a second term when he’s instituted or expanded 5,000 new federal programs?”

  • Momentum builds for bipartisan State of the Union seating

    01/16/2011 10:40:36 PM PST · 66 of 80
    Bhoy to Bronzy

    Well shaping up to be quite a newsworty event — doesn’t matter what the o says — only thing anybody will care about is where the critters sit.

    Symbol over substance.


  • Top 10 Tragedies Exploited by the Left

    01/16/2011 2:07:09 PM PST · 6 of 10
    Bhoy to Bullish

    “Yeah, and the dems and the rinos want to intermingle at the SOTU address and that’s just another democrat ploy. I know this thread ain’t about that but it’s so pissing me off I can’t hardly see straight.

    I’ve got another idea: Any pubbie that wants to sit over on the dem side can just stay there permanently, and become a full fledged leftist democrat. Good riddance.”

    I agree with you 100%. Let McCain & Snowe & Brown go sit with the dimmies.

  • Frank Rich: No One Listened to Gabrielle Giffords (Yes, he went there)

    01/15/2011 11:54:55 PM PST · 10 of 29
    Bhoy to 2ndDivisionVet

    So much for kumbaya

  • Who created the phony mass movement for net neutrality?

    01/15/2011 7:45:53 PM PST · 10 of 95
    Bhoy to Halfmanhalfamazing

    “Turn the calendar back to Feb. 10, 2007. Then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential announcement speech said of the digital age: “Let’s lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America.”

    He was making the Internet a vital part of his campaign, and his equal-access mantra recruited an early net neutrality constituency.

    On June 21, 2007: John Podesta, head of the Center for American Progress, released a report co-written by Free Press that complained about conservative radio talk shows outnumbering progressive radio talk shows.

    Free Press got all the attention for demanding the FCC make them equal, but the report helped one of CAP’s co-authors, senior fellow Mark Lloyd, into a job as Obama’s FCC Diversity Czar.

    In November, 2007: Genachowski released the report of Obama’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Policy Working Group, which he had been leading for months. It showed him using the Internet as an Obama constituency manufacturer and mobilizer.

    His report bragged: “More than 280,000 people have created accounts on These users have organically created over 6,500 grassroots volunteer groups and have organized more than 13,000 off-line events using the site.”

    When Obama won on Election Day 2008, the constituency list had grown enormously, and they didn’t throw it away.

    Podesta, co-leader of the Obama transition team, might want it to help fill positions in the new administration. Same with Genachowski, enlisting brain power for the transition’s Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform Group.

    After Inauguration Day, both men knew what was in the constituency list and both had the expertise to mobilize it. Podesta went back to running CAP, and Genachowski became chairman of the FCC — where he created a new position for Podesta’s colleague.

    It’s only a guess, but when they were ready to mobilize the foundations and activists into a phony net neutrality mass movement, it probably didn’t take more than a few phone calls.

    By the way, Genachowski isn’t just Obama’s old law school buddy. He’s a digital multimillionaire who once served on the Boards of Directors of Expedia, and Ticketmaster.”

  • Fishing interest see 'corrupt' regulatory scheme

    01/15/2011 6:02:27 PM PST · 4 of 11
    Bhoy to Captain7seas

    Mother Gaia loves her little sea creatures: four legs good two legs bad.

    Besides when you get really hungry & gov gives you your people kibble (call it “science diet”), after you wait in the long grey line at the distribution trucks, you will be grateful and do what your told. Oh, you get your water bottle refilled too. (You can’t refill it yourself because gov owns the rivers and streams & you can’t collect the rain water or the aquifers won’t fill up & the “scientists” can’t guarantee that it’s “safe” so only gov water is allowed or you’re a right-wing extremist.) It’s for the good of the children.

  • Why Senators Corker and Alexander (TN) voted for the START Treaty

    01/15/2011 4:05:33 PM PST · 11 of 23
    Bhoy to 30Moves

    It’s deals like this that are destroying our country. If DOD or executive branch has a suggestion about spending money to rennovate or change some facilities then it should be submitted as a bill to Congressional debate. Exchanging for votes subverts congressional deliberation on both sides — the bill being voted and the expense of the bribe.

  • A Bumper sticker saw today that said it all...

    01/15/2011 3:55:06 PM PST · 8 of 22
    Bhoy to R0CK3T

    I would hope the new tea members keep that in mind. There should be no compromise which moves the government in a centralized, socialized, globalized direction. It does not work. People are poorer and individual choice is narrowed. I am depressed the pubbies would even consider mixed sitting at the next State of U address. Not only does it break a long tradition but does not send the kind of strong message to the commies in power about their resolve.

    Of course I would expect McCain and Brown and Snowe to go sit with their constituents showing exactly how willing they are to compromise.

  • John Bolton on Law, "International Law," and American Sovereignty

    01/15/2011 2:08:37 PM PST · 6 of 11
    Bhoy to pissant

    It is depressing to see new tea reps willing to compromise.

  • Another overhyped global warming claim bites the dust

    01/13/2011 9:30:23 PM PST · 18 of 26
    Bhoy to M-cubed

    Thank you very much for the information. Maybe you could post the report?

  • Another overhyped global warming claim bites the dust

    01/13/2011 8:22:28 PM PST · 15 of 26
    Bhoy to M-cubed

    This is a wonderful example of do-gooders in action. Thanks for that bit. Is there anything published anywhere? Should be.

  • What cracks did Loughner fall through. School was one of them. Courts were another.

    01/11/2011 9:57:26 PM PST · 19 of 22
    Bhoy to Bronzy

    Thanks for link about Loughner attending Obama/Ayers funded school. Interesting ammo uhhhh..... gosh are they going to arrest me for saying that?

  • The Safeway Massacre, Obama’s Oklahoma City Bombing and Gore’s Global Warming

    01/10/2011 10:30:26 AM PST · 9 of 10
    Bhoy to wayne_shrugged

    Reading the first accusations by the Left attributing the shooting to the Tea Party I thought about the influence of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. I haven’t read it(will not buy it but would read it for free). Did find a summary containing the following quote:

    “’The organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems,’ and ‘organizations must be based on many issues.’ The organizer ‘must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.’”

    It seems to me that has been what’s happening taking into consideration the many vitriolic statements made by the pres himself.

    This page is also useful:

  • Classic FM’s 10 most popular pieces of music

    01/09/2011 3:40:24 PM PST · 13 of 21
    Bhoy to ken21

    Nice site. Thanks. Assume rankings are by sales.

  • Breaking: Democrats Plotted to Blame Tea Party for Slaughter

    01/09/2011 2:06:21 PM PST · 77 of 143
    Bhoy to butterdezillion; indylindy

    Had just read & was preparing to post same comment from the biggov article:

    “A Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the top US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona was assassinated barely 72-hours after he made a critical ruling against the Obama administrations to begin the confiscation of their citizen’s private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse, and after having the US Marshals protecting him removed.”

    When first heard about it seemed unlikely that untrained gunman could get off so many shots and hit so many targets in short time. Especially when shooter was revealed to be dopey doper. Then heard about possibility of 2nd shooter. Now that FBI has taken over investigation will the ballistics reports be made public? Could it be shown more that 1 shooter?

  • The Tea Party Murders

    01/09/2011 12:12:32 PM PST · 54 of 126
    Bhoy to Second Amendment First

    The article presents the most egregious opinions about this event I’ve seen so far. It’s necessary to stary focused to calmly refute the message they are trying to send. For those who say it’s not necessary please see following exchange this morning:

    Did Barack Obama Cause the Shootings Yesterday in Tucson?

    The Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft, 1/9/11

    Poster Henry Hawkins:

    “But as I read over the hundreds of posts in the assorted threads, I am appalled by the political gamesmanship being played by all sides, especially by the justification that the libs started it, we have to fight back. No, we don’t have to fight back. When your political opponents are making fools of themselves, it is best to stand quietly and let them. The worst thing to do is to provide an equally irrelevant pile of counterarguments, thereby leveling out the who-played-politics-with-a-tragedy measurement.”

    To which Slappy replied:

    “You damn well know that in politics you can[not] let a mistruth that depicts your side negatively to go unchallenged. Although your scenario would be great, it is simply not based on reality. Anyone that’s followed American politics for some time would know this. One only has to look at how the Left skillfully used half-truths and pointed attacks based on nonexistent or misleading “facts” to negatively attack Republicans and conservatives over Hurricen Katrina, WMDs in Iraq, 9/11, financial crisis of 2008, etc. C’mon, you simply can’t be that naive. Your approach is the type taken by minority parties that accept being second-class citizens because they would rather “play nice” and be the nice guys (think of Congressional Republicans like Bob Michel, Minority Leader in the House when the GOP was in the minority).”

    This was linked to one of the FR posts but offhand can’t find which one — my dial-up disconnected & forgot where I was.

  • Democratic Strategist Eagerly Pushes Obama To Exploit The Arizona Tragedy

    01/09/2011 9:09:18 AM PST · 43 of 47
    Bhoy to jimbo123

    Check out comments:

    wesley snipes on Jan 9, 10:40 AM said:
    Don’t let the media take your attention off the real problems, why does tax cheat timmy geithnet get a pay raise and a promotion, but I am sitting in jail for 3 years? I made lots of good movies that entertained billions of people all over the globe and all tax cheat timmy did is steal from all of you

    Jeff on Jan 9, 11:29 AM said:
    @wesley snipes: Because Timmy paid all of his taxes and you refused to. Simple enough?

    wesley snipes on Jan 9, 11:33 AM said:
    @Jeff: That is not true, Just like tax cheat timmy, after being caught, I offered to pony up, but they chose to make an example out of me to flame the propoganda and scare all you sheeple.

    D1 on Jan 9, 11:30 AM said:

    Questionable rhetoric:


    “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama in July 2008

    “Here’s the problem: It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.” Obama on banks, March 2009

    “I want you to argue with them and get in their face!” Barack Obama, September 2008

    “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” Obama to Latinos, October 2010

    “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Obama on ACORN Mobs, March 2010

    “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“ Obama on the private sector, June 2010

  • Arizona Suspect’s Recent Acts Offer Hints of Alienation

    01/08/2011 11:18:26 PM PST · 37 of 66
    Bhoy to Qbert

    “Gotta love how the NYT conveniently leaves out the Communist Manifesto from his list of favorite books...”

    Also Mein Kampf. For the first few paragraphs I was thinking they were trying to be fair and balanced ... but ... well, they just couldn’t keep it up ... had to spin.

  • Identify instances where the Leftist media tried to pin something on the Tea Party where it ended up

    01/08/2011 9:16:42 PM PST · 53 of 59
    Bhoy to Jet Jaguar

    Good reference list.

  • Students find treasures in Ike research

    01/07/2011 10:36:26 PM PST · 5 of 16
    Bhoy to kathsua

    From TIME magazine: Aug. 30, 1954:

    Chicago Lawyer J. Ernest Wilkins (Sr), son of a Missouri Baptist preacher, is the only Negro ever to attain the title of assistant secretary in the Federal Government. He attained it last March, when President Eisenhower appointed him Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs. Last week, with Secretary James Mitchell and Under Secretary Arthur Larson out of town on speechmaking trips, brainy Ernest Wilkins, 60, became the first Negro ever to attend a White House Cabinet meeting as the representative of a department. He was appointed to the 1958 Civil Rights Commission.

    Because of Wilkins’ appointment, Eisenhower was called the greatest friend to the Negro of any President.

  • (Top) Saudi cleric sees 'devil' behind suicide attacks (Feeling the heat big time)

    01/07/2011 9:48:42 PM PST · 9 of 24
    Bhoy to 353FMG

    It’s a mystery to me that Reno & co could declare Branch Dividians were not a religion but a cult & send armored forces to kill them — (i don’t remember any branch dividians putting explosives in their underpants to blow other people up) — but this gov can’t rule islam a cult & just quit letting them come en masse into the country & get welfare.

  • Citing ‘Brainwashing,’ Arizona Declares a Latino Class Illegal

    01/07/2011 8:17:54 PM PST · 11 of 42

    Earlier this evening was a post about an old gentleman who died defending his land from drug invaders in Mexico. I thought as I read how noble and how sad that the young people in Mexico are abandoning their own country for the “freebies” north of their border. How a young Mexican of honor and resolve would prefer to defend their land and country from lawlessness and corruption instead of taking money from gringos they despise and whining about their “rights” in a country not their own for land that was sold. In reading this story I am also reminded that in every part of the world there are noble people of honor and deserving of respect.

    Don Alejo Garza Tamez: True Grit
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 | Bob Adelmann

    Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 7:00:33 PM by Stonewall Jackson

    Many still remember the movie True Grit, with John Wayne playing Rooster Cogburn, the irascible drunk who reluctantly agrees to help Mattie track down Tom Chaney who murdered Mattie’s father. The phrase “true grit” defines one who knows right from wrong and then does something about it.

    When a Mexican drug cartel delivered an ultimatum to Don Alejo to give up his ranch or suffer the consequences, it was expected that within 24 hours the place would be vacant, and it would be just another asset captured by the cartel. But they didn’t know they were dealing with someone with true grit.

    On Saturday, November 13, a group of toughs arrived at Don Alejo’s ranch about 10 miles outside of Ciudad Victoria, the capital city of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Victoria, as it is now called, is about 100 miles due south of Laredo, Texas, and about 80 miles southwest of Brownsville. The ranch sits on a pretty lake where Don Alejo had lived most of his life. He was informed that he had 24 hours to vacate the premises. He responded simply that he would be waiting for them.

    The first thing Don Alejo did was to let his ranch hands leave and take the next day off. Next, he secured his home, spending most of the evening preparing for the coming assault. He placed weapons and ammunition at every door and window, thought through how he would defend the place, and went to bed.

    At 4 a.m. Sunday morning, several motor vehicles pulled up in front of Don Alejo’s home, with the thugs announcing their arrival by firing rounds from their weapons into the air. What happened next caught them totally by surprise. The criminals had taken over other properties without resistance, often with the occupants running from the house, screaming for mercy.

    Instead, Don Alejo began picking off one after another of the attackers. When they discovered that their return fire was proving ineffective, the thugs began throwing grenades into the house. The firefight, it is estimated, lasted no more than about 5 minutes. In the end, 4 attackers lay dead, two more mortally wounded, and Don Alejo himself lying dead in a pool of blood.

    As the Mexican Marines later pieced together the story, Don Alejo, age 77, decided simply that he wasn’t going to be run off his property by outlaws. He had made many hard decisions in his life, taking over his father’s sawmill when he was a young man, travelling regularly to see his suppliers, opening several timber supply stores in the area, and dealing with difficulties that only a small business owner can appreciate. His final decision, however, was an easy one. He had all that was needed: he owned the property, he knew he would defend it even with his life if necessary, and he had the means.

    As a hunter Don Alejo was intimately familiar with firearms, both long guns and small arms. He had collected guns from his childhood, and had developed a keen eye and a steady finger. He hunted deer, geese, and pigeons regularly with his friends. He co-founded the Dr. Maria Manuel Silva Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Club in Allende, Nuevo Leon.

    When the Marines arrived at the scene shortly after the firefight, the smell of gun powder was still in the air. Weapons, spent brass, and empty magazines littered the house. Walls were peppered with bullet holes, and grenades had blown gaping holes in the front of the building. As reported,

    In the last hunt of his life, Don Alejo surprised the group of assassins who wanted to impose the same law on his ranch that they had [elsewhere] in the State: the law of the jungle.

    The marines who were present will never forget the scene: a 77-year old man, who before death, took out four gunmen, fighting them as the best of soldiers: with dignity, courage, and honor.

    In a microcosm, Don Alejo was fighting the same fight that men of honor throughout the ages and in different lands have fought: freedom from aggression, defense against tyranny, light versus darkness.

    In America, the freedom fight, at least on the surface, seems heavily to favor the armed citizen. At last count, more than 90 million Americans are armed with several hundred million weapons. They have lived in a land of freedom unknown in history, and are enjoying the fruits gained by fighters against totalitarianism since the founding of the Republic. But there are some who call the American people “sheeple,” too soft and ignorant of their own freedom and history even to know what it cost others. There are some who doubt that many will stand, in that final moment, if necessary, to defend their own lives, liberties, and property. Others look at the legacy of freedom left behind and wonder how Don Alejo came to decide that it was “this far and no farther.”

    In this time of increasing uncertainty, chaos, and confusion, how many Don Alejos are there, really? There just might be a time when that question will be answered. As James Russell Lowell wrote:

    Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,
    In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
    Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight,
    And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.

  • The Social Security Bust Fund

    01/03/2011 9:24:54 PM PST · 4 of 6
    Bhoy to NaturalBornConservative

    One is angry.

  • The Real Death Panel

    01/03/2011 9:12:26 PM PST · 5 of 12
    Bhoy to exDemMom

    I think you’ve nailed it. I could go on for hours but nobody hears anything past the word “free.”

  • The Real Death Panel

    01/03/2011 8:32:40 PM PST · 1 of 12
    The whole purpose of this panel is to diminish the amount of money spent on a per beneficiary basis. To hide that, the bill states that “The proposal shall not include any recommendation to ration health care…or otherwise restricts benefits” or restrict eligibility of citizens to access Medicare. This is slightly misleading. The panel is authorized to make near-binding recommendations on Congress to restrict the growth of Medicare spending per individual.

    So, as long as spending is increased incrementally per individual, albeit at a slower rate, within the target goals, it is not technically restricting benefits by the letter of the statute. What it can do is “target reductions in Medicare program spending to sources of excess cost growth”. So, if the costs of covering certain treatments grow faster than the target goal percent increases, or if they are deemed medically unnecessary, the panel can recommend access to those treatments simply not be covered, a view of the law shared even by left-wing Paul Krugman who supports the provision.

    Technically, not all treatments are covered currently under existing benefits, but all eligible recipients are entitled to benefits. So, they’re not the same things under the law. All benefits will be thought of by the panel is the average cost per individual in the program. Which only means that the panel cannot propose that the average amount of benefits per individual be decreased.

    Even if the panel only initially goes after administrative costs and profits to pharmaceutical and other health industry companies, it may still find that the growth in Medicare spending is increasing faster than the target growth caps outlined by the legislation. In that case, the next thing to be cut are costly treatments.

    It’s simply rationing by another name. And for individuals with certain conditions, denial of certain life-saving, costly treatments will in fact mean an untimely death.

    That’s pretty bad, and will eventually take away decisions from doctors and patients. What makes this particular provision insidious is that Congress saw fit to lock it in. According to a suit filed in federal court by the Goldwater Institute, “the statute limits Congressional review over IPAB proposals by severely restricting the manner in which Congress can debate, amend and vote on IPAB proposals.”

    The bill also unconstitutionally binds future acts of Congress. It states that a joint resolution repealing the panel can only be proposed in 2017, that it must be enacted within 7 months, takes three-fifths of both houses of Congress to pass, and even then the repeal would not have effect until 2020. That gives the panel at least ten years to implement almost any changes that it sees fit to the program, and if it is not repealed by August 15th, 2017, it cannot be repealed. That makes it next to unrepealable.

    All of which is unconstitutional. Congress has the lawmaking power by virtue of Article I to repeal any duly enacted federal law.

    Also, the bill restricts judicial review of the panel. This makes the panel a de facto legislative branch shielded from any constitutional scrutiny. And, here’s the kicker, even if Congress does not approve the panel’s recommendations with affirmative votes, they become law anyway by the decree of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Recommendations can only be rejected with votes in both houses of Congress and the signature of the president. This gives the agency a lot of autonomy to do as it pleases, and nearly guarantees that its recommendations will become law. It also makes the outcome of the 2016 elections critical to how these provisions will be implemented.

    For a board that supposedly is not a death panel, and promises not to do anything controversial, that is an awful lot of protection provided to ensure that its “recommendations” are indeed implemented.

    While finding cost-savings for programs like Medicare is a laudable goal, the mechanism for doing so under ObamaCare involves an agency that can do so by fiat. It is independent of the other branches of government, and will be so for the next decade. Finally, its cost-cutting measures can indeed include the denial of life-saving treatments. Which is why folks think it’s a death panel.

    Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.

  • New Year's Resolutions

    01/02/2011 9:28:22 PM PST · 2 of 8
    Bhoy to stolinsky

    Good stuff.

    “A “peace” in which only one side renounces violence is called surrender.”

  • Gates Of Vienna Brings Some In-Your-Face Islam - Straight From The Horse's Mouth

    01/02/2011 8:42:22 PM PST · 5 of 9
    Bhoy to JLWORK

    thanks. I put GOV on my list of sites when I got info from that site about significance of 9/11:

    Sept 11 1683 — Siege of Vienna — muzzies driven out.

  • Historic Lesbian Marriage in Boston Cathedral Unites Top Clergy of Episcopal Church

    01/02/2011 8:25:29 PM PST · 21 of 70
    Bhoy to FlingWingFlyer

    Sounds like a scene from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • The "Do the Right Thing" Congress

    01/02/2011 8:02:20 PM PST · 5 of 11
    Bhoy to Louis Foxwell

    Thanks for your comment. There was an American Thinker article this morning that depressed me a lot —

    January 02, 2011
    The Triumph of Propaganda
    By Nemo Almen

    which concludes:

    Today, neither side tells the truth, and everybody suffers. The triumph of propaganda allows oil companies to dictate energy policy [vii], health insurance companies to hamstring much-needed health care reform, and the government to lead a witch hunt against banks while shirking responsibility for the largest financial crisis in our generation. The result is trillions in wasted monies, a nation divided and disillusioned, and worse and worse people coming to power on both sides [viii]. We should all know where this trajectory leads. It leads to one last question: what brand of totalitarianism do you want — the imperialist megalomania of a Cheney or the impotent welfare state of Obama?

    Nemo Almen is the author of The Last Dodo: The Great Recession and our Modern-Day Struggle for Survival.

    Well we haven’t heard the fat lady sing yet.

    Thanks for your comments.

  • The "Do the Right Thing" Congress

    01/02/2011 7:50:44 PM PST · 4 of 11
    Bhoy to Abakumov

    interesting comment:

    VldimirVal says:

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    Here is hoping that our people in the House don’t get fooled by the Democrat’s call for and champion compromise. It is just a tactic to get us to go along with their socialist wayss

    The Democrats keep talking about compromise as if compromise is always a good thing under any and all circumstances. Compromise is like alcohol. A glass or two now and then is cool. Guzzling down cases of “two buck chuck” is disgusting. So a compromise would be only a half a case, that is enabling the drunk.

    The road that the progressives in Congress , Obama, and his group of socialists/Marxist Czars and appointees are taking America down a road that is directly in the opposite direction the people want to travel. In the past two years we have witnessed a huge growth of government, unprecedented deficit spending, and loss of freedom, and liberty that has brought us too close to USSR style socialism. This trend was aided and abetted by an elite group of career politicians who are totally out of touch with the reality of life of the American people. They have totally discarded our Constitution and the reason why this land divorced itself from a top down style of governing.

    How can there be bi-party-ism if compromise is impossible without trashing the Constitution and abandonment of our core values? If self-reliance, liberty, and pursuit of individual happiness is to survive how can we compromise with the Marxist edict of “to each one’s need and each one’s ability”. That means distributing the wealth? That type of a system cannot survive even in a dictatorship, as we have seen with the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain countries?

  • Obama & U.S. global decline: Year Two--American power is diminished by a weak president

    01/02/2011 4:13:18 PM PST · 8 of 19
    Bhoy to jazusamo

    interesting comment:

    New User 5ed7c says:

    53 minutes ago

    We are declining because we are moving our factories to China, and carelessly let our technology stolen by China, which, very unfortunately, is our true enemy.

    Two important events indicated this communist giant is going to threathen our country, and even our freedom.

    1. North Korea is more and more aggressive recently only because it gets support from China. Do not think China is helping on this issue. Instead, it is now using NK as its tool to test, to against us. Remember how happy the Chinese were afte 911 hit us. Even now, these popular internet Chinese sites are full of talks about how to destroy USA.

    2. After Nobel Peace Prize was given to a Chinese dissident, China publicly threathen other countries not to attend the ceremony. This behavior is even worse than Hitler’s Nazi Germany in 1936.

    I think for USA to stop this declining. We should do:
    1. Stop moving our factories to China. If cheap labor is really needed, move the factories into Mexico, India, any country but China.
    2. Every American citizen should boycott Made-in-China goods, and buy American Made products unless there is no option.
    3. Quit Afghanistan war ASAP, and try to make peace with the Muslems. Our biggest and most urgent enemy is none of them, but China.

  • Arizona sheriff introduces all female chain gang

    01/02/2011 2:33:18 PM PST · 31 of 54
    Bhoy to Sub-Driver

    bet it does wonders for the obesity problem.

  • A Czar is Born (Cass Sunstein's Progressivism)

    01/01/2011 11:08:31 PM PST · 4 of 20
    Bhoy to neverdem

    thanks for post.

  • Q&A: Dead Languages Reveal a Lost World [ interview with Gonzalo Rubio ]

    01/01/2011 7:59:06 PM PST · 5 of 15
    Bhoy to SunkenCiv

    thanks for post. always like these.

  • How would you grade President Barack Obama's year? (Freep this poll)

    01/01/2011 5:51:13 PM PST · 55 of 62
    Bhoy to FromLori

    A. 18%
    B. 18%
    C. 6%
    D. 11%
    F. 44%
    I’m not sure. 0%

    Results are based on 27726 votes

  • Have A Happy FReeping New Year/The Real History Of Free Republic

    12/31/2010 4:39:03 PM PST · 35 of 169
    Bhoy to writer33

    LOL. Thanks for posting. Happy New Year to All!

  • 'Viral' and 'epic fail' among 2011's banished words

    12/31/2010 1:15:30 PM PST · 17 of 27
    Bhoy to Sub-Driver

    “Looking to ...” confuses “hope” and “expect.”

  • The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

    12/29/2010 6:55:24 PM PST · 20 of 24
    Bhoy to Jacquerie

    Thanks for ping.

  • Have you noticed that nearly every guest talk radio host is named Mark or Mike?

    12/28/2010 10:16:56 PM PST · 11 of 52
    Bhoy to Minn

    Haven’t noticed that but have you noticed how many actors are left handed? Start watching any scenes requiring someone to write.

  • Obama in the doghouse for supporting Vick (NMA Animation)

    12/28/2010 8:29:28 PM PST · 16 of 31
    Bhoy to Perdogg

    I don’t know the man nor much of the circumstances, but as a question of FAIRNESSm, how many young kids are now in kiddie jail because the “experts” determined that animal cruelty was an “indicator” of psychological instability?

    It also occurs to me (I don’t have any experience or knowledge about this) that somebody may have fighting dogs without torturing them. Is it plausible that anyone could threaten the dog before a fight by saying “If you don’t win, I’m going to torture you to death?” and expect that will matter? It’s not the fighting that bothers me so much as the unspeakable treatment to the dogs who didn’t win.

  • The Original Birth of Freedom - What we owe the audacious Athenians

    12/27/2010 10:17:19 PM PST · 5 of 10
    Bhoy to neverdem


  • Latvia & Fiscal Austerity

    12/26/2010 9:06:39 PM PST · 2 of 3
    Bhoy to newbie2008

    interesting would have liked to read more but the link got “page not found.”