Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Call me crazy, again

Peace-lovin' muslim youth, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was only attempting to blow himself up--not the entire Northwest Airlines flight!

TSA Update – December 28, 2009

TSA Strengthens Measures; Longer Security Lines Likely

In light of the Christmas Day incident where a passenger tried to blow himself up on the plane, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented stricter guidelines for airport and in-flight security.

Because the TSA does not want the terrorists to know its plans, it has been intentionally vague with its public announcements. Media reports have indicated that some airline contacts have advised that hand luggage will be restricted to one for international flights. Other reports advise that in-flight entertainment will be curtailed and that flight maps will no longer be displayed.

The situation will become clearer in the coming days. In the meantime, BCD Travel advises clients traveling to get to the airport much earlier than normal. Airlines will not take responsibility for any delays travelers encounter with TSA. For the latest official information from the TSA, please see their site, www.tsa.gov. Here is a link to their current guidelines: TSA Guidance for Passengers.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Another Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment

Obama and Napolitano will claim credit for averting this disaster but it was Dutch citizen, and other passengers, who took the bastard down. We will have daily updates on his burns, and how they are healing, no doubt--along with the "how did we, as a society, fail this young man and cause this attempt on innocent lives...".

A male passenger on an international flight bound for Detroit Friday tried to blow up the plane with an explosive device in an incident that the White House is labeling an attempted act of terrorism. (Sounds like an actual act of terrorism to me!!)

Several people were hurt on the plane, which had Delta markings, but was listed as Northwest Flight 253. One person, possibly the suspect, was admitted to the University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, hospital spokeswoman Tracy Justice said.

The suspect, who ABC reported suffered second-degree burns, told federal investigators he was connected to Al Qaeda, though authorities are questioning the veracity of that statement, Fox News confirmed. A federal situational awareness bulletin noted that the explosive was acquired in Yemen with instructions as to when it should be used, ABC said.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) identified the suspect as 23-year-old Abdul Mudallah of Nigeria, and King said Mudallah "definitely has connections" to Al Qaeda. King said Mudallah was not on any terrorism watchlist. (WRONG--he was on the NO-FLY list!!) "This could have been catastrophic," said King, speaking to "FOX Report" Friday night. "We were lucky on this one.

White House officials confirmed Friday that the attack was an attempted act of terrorism.
"He appears to have had some kind of incendiary device he tried to ignite," said one of the U.S. officials.

Authorities initially believed the passenger had set off firecrackers that caused some minor injuries. The suspect reportedly suffered second-degree burns in the failed attempt to ignite the device.

Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Susan Elliott said the passenger was subdued immediately. She had no details on the injuries. Delta and Northwest have merged.

An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit said the incident is being investigated. It came just as the flight, an Airbus 330 carrying 278 passengers, was arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam.

Passenger Syed Jafri, a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, said the incident occurred during the plane's descent. Jafri said he was seated three rows behind the passenger and said he saw a glow, and noticed a smoke smell. Then, he said, "a young man behind me jumped on him." (notice "Syed Jafri" saw the shit going down but a real American sitting further away was the first to jump the guy?) "Next thing you know, there was a lot of panic," he said.
Rich Griffith, a passenger from Pontiac, said he was seated too far in the back to see what had happened. But he said he didn't mind being detained on the plane for several hours. "It's frustrating if you don't want to keep your country safe," he said. "We can't have what's going on everywhere else happening here."

President Barack Obama was notified of the incident and discussed it with security officials, the White House said. It said he is monitoring the situation and receiving regular updates from his vacation spot in Hawaii.

J.P. Karas, 55, of Wyandotte, Mich., said he was driving down a road near the airport and saw a Delta jet at the end of the runway, surrounded by police cars, an ambulance, a bus and some TV trucks.

"I don't ever recall seeing a plane on that runway ever before and I pass by there frequently," he said.

Karas said it was difficult to tell what was going on, but it looked like the front wheel was off the runway.

The Homeland Security Department said passengers may see additional screening measures on domestic and international flights because of the incident.

"We encourage those with future travel plans to stay in touch with their airline and to visit www.tsa.gov for updates," the department said.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been briefed on the incident and is closely monitoring the situation. (Yeah, thanks a lot, Janet)

The department encouraged travelers to be observant and aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to law enforcement officials. (As if we aren't--we know Obama and Janet aren't going to protect us from muslims)

Color me paranoid,

Monday, November 9, 2009

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

When I first heard about the Ft. Hood massacre, I suspected Lutherans or Baptists, right off. No way would a peace loving muslim do this to his own. I was, of course, shocked to find out it was actually another "isolated incident" of islamic terrorism.

When are Americans, and the rest of the free, non-muslim world going to realize this is not going to go away. They will take small potshots at us, like Mumbai and Ft. Hood, while quietly infiltrating every layer of our cultures, In the meantime, they will demand we not call a spade a spade. They will feign indignation at every turn--and we will just meekly give ground.

From the AP "Janet Napolitano says her agency is working with groups across the United States to try to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday's rampage by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan" (during her timely visit to the UAE).

So, when is Ms. Napolitano going to start worrying about non-muslims and Americans? There was no "backlash" after 9/11 and none after the Ft. Hood terrorist attack. Americans don't do that. If we have a beef, our men put on uniforms and face the enemy. They don't hide among women and children.

Ft. Hood is just one of the many reasons why I don't trust muslims. There are 5 or 6 thousand other reasons--many more gruesome. They are butchering innocent people all over the world, in the name of allah, while we stand like cowards and pretend it isn't happening. Worse, our media finds ways to blame the victims and society. Personally, I'm sick of trying to figure out how "we" failed these lunatics. My biggest question is, how do we get rid of them in the fastest possible manner?

Monday, October 26, 2009

It Takes A Village--BS!!

Before I had children I had several perfect theories on how other people should raise them. Once I had my own, it suddenly became a day to day, kid to kid, adventure in humility. I did learn a few things over the last 30 years, though...

First and foremost, it does NOT take a village to raise a child. It takes decent parents (adults), preferably two--but, it can be done by one. If you dump the job on somebody else, you won't like the results. You will, however, still get the blame--and the bill.

Women, you can't sit in a bar after work every day, expecting kids them to raise themselves, while you look for "Daddy" # 1, 2 or 3.

Men, you can't marry the first housekeeper/babysitter that will say "yes" and expect them to raise your kids for you.
YOU have to be the adult and start children before they get in trouble. If they are never left with any doubt about who is responsible for their actions, they stand a much better chance of growing up to be productive adults. If they come home with a strange bike, skateboard, clothing, or anything else that you know does not belong to them, nor could they have purchased, YOU need to step in and resolve the situation. YOU march them back to the store, or neighbor's house, and make them face the music. People will respect you for it and will go a lot easier on the kid if you do. Yes, your little darling will be humiliated (maybe even crying) but they will not want to repeat the experience. They will also know that YOU won't let them get away with it! If they do accidental damage to somebody else's property stand beside them while they explain and apologize. YOU may have to make reparations but your child will learn that they can come to you with any problem.
"I'm sorry" and "Excuse me" should be the first words they learn after Mommy, Daddy, please and thank you. Teaching the manners and common decency is one of the best investments you can make in your children. Their future as successful adults depends on social skills.
The teen years are the hardest and you have to be extra vigilant. Check on them. Know where they are and who they are hanging around with. It's better than having the police show up at the door with them--or worse, without them. Rules are rules--stick to them. If they know YOU will be checking on them they will be less likely to be hanging out with losers or in places they don't belong. Teenagers will always try to get something past you, regardless, but you will still have the upper hand--they aren't nearly as smart as they think at that age.
Every time I hear a parent say, "I'm honest with my kids. I tell them everything", I could gag. If you feel the need to emote on your misspent youth, for crying out loud get a diary! Don't tell your kids every last thing you did wrong in your life. They don't need to know that you got pregnant before you were married or arrested for joy-riding or shoplifting as a teen. You can't tell them not to smoke pot and regale them with stories of your own--nor can you smoke pot and tell them not to. Hopefully, you are a different person than you were as a teenager (I know I am) and all you owe them is the current version--or how we wished we had been . Your mistakes and regrets don't belong to them. To admit to the unnecessary is to remove a taboo. You will only hear, "Well, YOU did it", someday--guaranteed! When they become wonderful healthy adults you can choose what to share (but why bother?).

I don't know how many times I've heard somebody say, "Well, if my kid is going to smoke or drink I don't want them sneaking behind my back so I let them don it in the house!". I call bullshit on that one! They shouldn't be doing it at all and making it comfortable and convenient certainly isn't going to dissuade them. Even if you aren't a great example, yourself, you are not obliged to support their bad habits. You provide shelter, food, education, and love. If you have too much extra money spend it on tutors or dancing lessons for them--not cigarettes and beer.

Planned, or unplanned, they are your children. No excuses--it's your job to raise them. Don't expect the school, the ex, or "the village" to do it for you. If you love them and provide them with reasonable rules and guidelines it's hard to go wrong. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes but we recover and try harder.

I Wish I'd Wrote This...

This was written by an American woman, but oh how it also applies to Canada , U.K. and Australia

Written by a housewife in New York , to her local newspaper. This is one ticked off lady..

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we?

Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan ...

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blows themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about an AMERICAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special' food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it, I don't care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button.. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country!

And may I add: 'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem.' I have another quote that I would like to add, AND.......I hope you forward all this.

One last thought for the day: Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The British Soldier. 3. The Canadian Soldier.. 4. The US Soldier, and 5. The Australian Soldier One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom. YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET ALL OF THEM. AMEN!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Party of Moral Convenience

Does nothing embarrass the left? I've been listening to our MSM, and certain leftist loudmouths of government, calling the conservative protesters names and it's just making me angrier. They belittle church goers, home schoolers, those who choose life over abortion, or anyone who celebrates American culture. By making fun of people, or whipping out the race card, they hope to shame them into lowering their standards and towing the liberal line.
If there is anything to respect in the likes of Keith Olberman or Barney Frank I'm not seeing it. Call me crazy.

My morals and standards have not changed for 40 years and the Nancy Pelosi's arch-braying is not going to move me to take low road. The left has changed. Over and over they have lowered the bar and have become a party of extreme and bizarre behavioral groups. They have no shame. The vote of Mother Theresa and a NAMBLA member are equally welcome. The way they are complaining about how this president is being disrespected makes me laugh--what a bunch of hypocrites.

I won't even begin to describe the lack of respect that President Bush endured but I tell you about my son and I watching the Alito hearings. I was trying to explain why Judge Alito was being questioned; that senators were elected and asked questions on behalf of "the people" in order to clarify a nominee's fitness to represent them on the Supreme court. I was trying hard to be fair in the way I presented it. My son, without guile, said "I get that--but when is the hearing where we get to hear his answers"?

Now that he is in college, he recently confided in me that the teachers and students, who made political statements of any kind in class, seemed always to be blaming President Bush for something and acting like nobody else in the room could possibly disagree or have a different opinion--that they don't seem to consider that what they say might offend somebody else. Since conservative opinion is not exactly encouraged, my son remains relatively mute in class . I told him that he should speak up and he said, "Mom, you could show up to class with your kiddy-porn collection and get a more respect".

Islam--Just Say NO!

If you didn't start wondering about the "religion of peace" during the summer of 1972 (Munich), maybe it's time. America did not start Jihad. There are no less than 14 major areas of conflict on our planet today--all involve islam. Remember Lockerby, London, and the Russian grade school massacre? Look what's happening in Darfur--it isn't Mormons committing the genocide there.

Everywhere islam goes, violence follows. Islam was not hijacked by terrorists, it is an ideology of terror and oppression. If you think the Europeans, Africans, Malaysians, are West Asians are enjoying the diversity, think again. Muslims have killed hundreds of thousands of people, in just the last 40 years, all over the world--and they are breaking ground for mosques in our country at an alarming rate. They are demanding foot-washing facilities and prayer rooms in public institutions, universities, airports, and businesses, right here, right now--and your tax dollars are paying for it. What happened to the separation of church and state?

When was the last time a Methodist or a Catholic demanded anything of you? Baptists don't sit in church and wonder if their neighbor might behead them. Lutherans don't tend to shoot their daughters or run over their wives for religious, or political honor.

This is not a joke. I sometimes use humor (or sarcasm) to make a point but islam is not funny. It is a violent oppressive ideology that is spreading around the world. Islam has no respect for any non-muslim. They are performing ritual butchering on African Christians. If you have the guts to watch, YouTube has plenty of videos to prove it.

If you can't bring your sensitive eyes to watch brutal torture and horrific murder, check out this video of the results of how women are treated in muslim countries. This is not a pro-American site so please don't accuse me of cherry picking my examples.


I have friends who will fight to the death over domestic violence in America but won't say a thing in defense of women like this. They are spineless liberals who only pretend to have great courage but, in any 3rd world country, without the protection of American freedom, they would be the meekest, and most silent, of all. Liberals will site Christian transgressions from ancient history but not the current human rights violations of islam. If they refuse to see evil it doesn't exist--and the portable gallows of Iran are not really used to publicly hang gays. What they fail to realize is that their liberal ideology will make them the first targets of shariah law should they allow islam to infiltrate our government and culture.

John McCain (D) Arizona

Dick Cheney has the right to defend himself and the Bush administration. He also has a right to voice his opinion in behalf of the support and safety of our troops–and our country. Obama is stalling his decision, until after key elections, to the detriment of our military and mission. Ask just anybody in the military–Obama gets a big NO CONFIDENCE.

I have the utmost respect for his service, and POW ordeal, but if Obama policies were in place, back then, John McCain would still be sitting in Hanoi. Since the beginning of his political career he has done little to admire, IMO. He is a broken man. His passive-aggressive behavior lost us the election and has lost him the respect of his party and those who voted for him. He just doesn’t get it and he refuses to listen to his constituency. Just shut up, Mr McCain.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


In the past, I tried to schedule my parental visiting outside of any possible harvest events but, every summer, since I moved to Oregon, my Mother has made numerous attempts to get me to “drive out Hwy 26” in search of fresh produce farms. In self-defense, I have avoided any ventures that would take me beyond the Cornelius Pass Road Exit. However, I now had a part time job in a retail nursery that required me to go as far as the Glencoe Road off-ramp.

So, after spending six hours at the inferno that I call my job, I drove on out Helvetia way and followed the 'happy peach face' signs (about 100 of 'em) to the old Upper Eiger Sanction U-Pick Orchard. By now it's about 3:00-3:30ish, the sun is hovering directly over the treeless parking area, and the thermometer holding steady at 103° F.

I see a sign that tells me that, for only 10 cents more a pound, nobody will ever know “I” didn't pick them (too clever). Bad news--the farmer lady tells me they are out of the already picked peaches and it was "just too darn hot” to go out again... Fine, I'll save 10 cents a pound! (like I’m going for a couple of bushels/pecks/whatever.. and the savings would be phenomenal!).

Trying hard to look like a native Pollyanna, I grab 2 pails and ask where the good red ones are. "Oh, that'll be in row 11" says the nice lady "but you may have to walk down a ways to find the ripe ones...”

Row 11--not bad. Of course there is enough space between each row to land a 747...but hey, it's downhill so off I go! Valda Ree, Valda Rah!! All alone, I felt at one with the mountain...

By about row 8 the yellow ones were looking pretty good, but Mom wants "the nice red ones like we used to get on the Snake River". At last, row 11. "Down a ways" was quite a ways-- and definitely down--we're talking Riicolaaaahhh!

Since I expected warm weather, I was smart and wore my rubber thongs. Going downhill with sweaty feet tends to get those toe things going in a pronounced sawing motion...but finally I come upon ripe red peaches.

(I’m all alone and where, I stop to wonder, are all those hale and hearty folks that are always bragging about the trailers and flatcars they once filled at some Pick-a-thon? Off to the National Pick-off sno doubt)

Now, I'm not planning on "putting up" any, so I try to carefully pick varied stages of ripeness so they won't all rot on the same day. The ground was covered with fallen or dropped (and decomposing) peaches—in all stages beyond ripeness. Managing carefully to step on each oozing orb, I slid and thrashed my way through tree after tree in my process of ideal selection until I could carry no more.

So, with my full pails, slightly heavier than I thought it would be, and my toes oozing with peach I start back up Row 11. After only two decompression stops and a couple embarrassing episodes of wasp dancing (they seemed particularly fond of my feet), I finally reached the shady sanctuary of the weigh-in shed.

I was incapable of speech due to what I believe was oxygen deficiency. With the exception of my strangled wheezing, I watched silently, as the farm lady dumped my haul onto the scale. I was amazed! Who'd have thought you could fit 40 lbs. in two of those buckets?! Sure it was a little heavy on the ascent but, for the buck and a half I saved, it was all worthwhile!

Mom, of course, was thrilled. That it was the hottest day of the year only seemed to add to her delight. While I’m running cold water over my head in the kitchen sink, to stave off the effects of heat stroke, she hollers, "Did you see any corn while you were out there?"

Teeth clenched, I thought, but did not add, “No, but I saw a great wheat field so I came back to hook up the combine...bread tastes so much better when U-mill your own flour! I'll just grab the spade in case I run across a U-Dig potato patch on the way back out. Hey, come to think of it, fresh coconut sounds good, too...and how about some of that great clover honey, while I’m at it?!”

PS There is no "we" in U-Pick

Silent No More!

I am so proud of the silent majority for their fantastic participation in Town Halls, Tea Parties, and especially the 9/12 march on Washington DC. We are being called domestic terrorists, Nazis, religious fanatics, and racists by the very people who are supposed to be representing us.

The MSM chuckles, and misrepresents our efforts, and are paying for it, daily, with lagging readership. We The People are their bread & butter and they don't even see it.

I have just changed my homepage from Google to a different search engine because, though Google celebrates some obscure holiday almost daily, they went out of their way to ignore 9/11.
We got better press, and more respect, from a Polish newspaper.

We are not a crowd of racist white folks who hate the color of Obama's skin--there are much darker Americans that we would have gladly voted for--Lt Col Allen West, for instance. We are the reasonably conservative American majority who didn't turn out, in huge numbers at the last election, because we were honest. Many felt we didn't have anybody worth voting for. As you can see, by the lack of representation, they were right. Most of our own incumbents are not listening or communicating our wishes to Washington.

Thankfully, we have a great pool of young conservatives and veterans who are stepping up to the plate--willing to uphold their oath to the Constitution of the United States of America.

God Bless America!