Monday, August 25, 2008

Alaskan Stoned Killer Gets Three Years

In 2005, Timothy Wood got high on pot and then got behind the wheel of his Chevy Blazer. He crossed over the center line, and killed 53 year old Diane Bahnson. Blood tests showed that he had THC in his system, but the judge in the case ruled that due to a technical error with the blood test, he could only be convicted of negligent homicide, instead of second degree murder.

The stoner admitted his wrong-doing, and apologized to the family for killing Diane. His guilt is not in question. The judge gave him a slap on the wrist for killing a woman, based on a technical issue.

What in the hell is going on in Alaska?


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Self-deportation shocker

I.C.E., or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has abandoned its idiotic "self deportation" program, since only eight illegal aliens have taken advantage of it. Apparently, criminals that don't give a damn about the law, or pending judgments against them, aren't eager to go back to the cesspool that they fled.
“The bottom line is, it is not effective,” said Jim Hayes, acting director of ICE's detention and removal operations. “Quite frankly, I think this proves the only method that works is enforcement.”

Well said! At least somebody paid attention to the obvious.

Here's the lowdown on illegal aliens, and their disdain for our sovereignty:

-If their mere existence in our nation is a crime, and they've ignored court orders to turn themselves in, why would they opt to deport themselves? Who's the genius that decided to waste money on this program anyway?

-The social handouts that the left wing of our government have put in place are like a giant feed trough to those that are fleeing cesspool nations south of us. Your tax dollars at work!

-Enforcing existing laws is the only solution to this problem. Passing new laws and calling them "comprehensive," is just a distraction. Build a fence, enforce our sovereign borders, and deport the illegal invaders. Our borders could even become valuable training facilities for our military personnel, while giving our Border Patrol a much needed hand.

"But Lewis, deporting them is not logistically feasible!" Putting a man on the moon is? Assemble some buses and trains, and get these people out of here. Perhaps the billions of tax dollars that they're sucking up in social handouts can fund the project...

Source article

Monday, August 11, 2008

Energy Insanity Editorial

For some time now, we've been getting the shaft in the energy department. Prices at the pump are outrageous, arab nations are giggling so hard that their ribs are sore, and our inept politicians are catering to tinfoil hat wearing whackos like the Sierra Club.

As the whackos come out of the woodwork and claim that drilling for oil is evil and will destroy our planet, where is their outcry when Russia, China and Cuba drill in those same offshore areas that the whackos claim should not be drilled? It's not bad for the planet if other nations drill there, but it's horrible for the planet if we do? I'm sure that those other nations will implement much safer practices when they drill (take a look at China's stance on the environment...pollution in China is like below sea level homes in New Orleans).

The Democrat led legislative branch with the uber-high approval rating (yes, even worse than Bush's rating) has come up with a brilliant strategy. They intend to unveil an 84 billion dollar subsidy for experimental energy sources. Since they've shown themselves to be so skilled at spending our (yes; yours and mine, not their) money, I'm sure we'll see the government buying, or subsidizing, pet rocks, reactors that run on pocket lint, and other, equally idiotic schemes. The Goracal will probably be sponsoring wind powered cars before too much longer...

Congress' next big plan? Tax the hell out of oil companies. I'm not a business major, but if I were a betting man, I'd put my money on those oil companies passing the taxes on to their customers. This will have the effect of...wait for it...INCREASING prices at the pump, not decreasing them. Maybe our enemies have spiked the water supply to the Capitol building with I.Q.-lowering toxins; stranger things have ocurred.

We have enormous oil assets off our coasts and in Alaska. Congress refuses to allow their use by us, but turns a blind eye while many of those assets are being harvested by slant drilling that those fun folks from Russia and China are engaging in. We have the materials and technology to greatly increase our use of nuclear energy for electricity. It has been the safest and cleanest form of energy in many communities for years now. Don't believe it? Look up the industrial fatalities, and cancer rates surrounding nuclear power plants versus fossil fuel power plants.

This is a recurring, and large problem. Our elected, and appointed, tormentors are not doing anything to help matters, and much to hinder things. Increasing taxes, expanding government programs, hindering businesses, catering to environmentalist whackos...sounds like a certain party has shifted into overdrive.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Small Justice for Compean and Ramos

While our Border Patrol Agents, Compean and Ramos, rot in prison for shooting a drug smuggling invader in the buttocks, the invader (who was repeatedly given immunity to testify against our Agents in a U.S. court) has finally received a bit of punishment for his crimes.

Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila was a repeat offender at the time of the Compean and Ramos trial, a fact that the prosecutor hid from the jury. That particular pinhead, Johnny Sutton, had to keep re-writing the immunity deal for Davila, because Davila kept getting caught with many hundreds of pound of drugs in his stolen vehicles while smuggling the crap into the U.S.

Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R, CA) had the following choice words describing Sutton's disgusting tactics:

"The fact Sutton's office knew Davila was a multiple offender prior to the Compean and Ramos trial and moved to keep that information from jury in order to punish the good guys for procedural mistakes, is an absolute disgrace."

Rohrbacher nailed it! Many have pointed out that the shooting of Davila was indeed nothing more than a procedural mistake, not a violation of law. Other law enforcement agencies would allow the use of deadly force under the exact same circumstances.

While Ramos and Compean are serving their 11 and 12 year sentences (respectively), Davila was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in a federal prison.
I think that the Border Patrol needs to work on their marksmanship and weapons handling training. Had Ramos and Compean's shooting been more effective, no immunity in the world would have allowed the drug smuggling invader to testify against them. It could have possibly kept two more hard working agents on the force, and saved the taxpayers a heap of money.

Friday, August 1, 2008

FCC Gets One Right

Amazingly enough, the FCC actually made a common sense-based decision, and voted to censure Comcast Corporation for their attempts at copying China's model of internet censorship.

For those that don't know what I'm talking about, just do a news search for Comcast. Comcast has been blocking their customers' access to sites and applications, such as Bit Torrent. Bit Torrent is a file protocol that allows users to share large files over the internet. Comcast claimed that they were trying to protect other customers from "bandwidth hogs." I guess Comcast thinks that their customers are stupid; torrent file exchange software runs in the background, is slower than other internet file exchange protocols, and doesn't use up much bandwidth at all. Comcast was trying to play net nanny, and stop users from sharing audio and video material that might be copyrighted. Oh yeah; they also tried to hide their actions from their customers.

In a remarkable decision, the FCC chose to say, "Sit down Waldo; don't try to do our job for us." Kudos to the FCC for getting one right. Don't start the back slapping yet though; Comcast will probably try another method of protecting their customers from themselves before the dust settles.

Read the Washington Times article here.

UPDATE: I received an email saying the equivelent of, "But Lewis, why do you favor the government interfering in business affairs?" To that person, and others, I say that I am NOT a big fan of the government interfering in business. However, if you read the article, you'll see that the FCC "censured (reprimanded)" Comcast. They also are the reason that Comcast's customers even know what Comcast was up to. In this particular instance, I think that the FCC actually did something worthwhile, vice their usual nanny approach. While I think they're a bloated, useless group, it is indeed refreshing to get our money's worth out of them once in a while.


I find it infinitely amusing, and somewhat disturbing, that liberals will condemn the use of labels and stereotypes out of one side of their mouths, while labeling conservatives as racists, bigots, islamophobes, homophobes, religious zealots, and intolerant, out of the other side of their mouths.

Conservatives usually label liberals as....well...liberals.