Tuesday, May 30, 2006

So you say you want a revolution...

Iran is heating up to the boiling point. The only question is, will the western world recongnize this as their opportunity to help these students, laborors, and women's rights groups in their time of need? Allow me to explain.

Last Tuesday, riots broke out slowly, and then they became up in the thousands spreading all through the land. The numbers grew into the hundreds of thousands. The students were in confrontations with the Islamic Guardsmen. They threw rocks, and they injured some of them. In return, some of the students were killed.

As far as the western governments go, they are doing absolutely nothing to help these people. One student leader, Abbas Hakim Zadeh, who has a word of advice for those in Washington:
"If there is any dialogue and conversations or negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the international community, whether the United States or other countries individually or collectively, if it is around the nucleus of human rights, democracy and the openness in Iran, it is something worthwhile to consider," he said.

"However if the idea is for Iran to get security guarantees embedded in it that the regime can suppress the human rights and the will of the people, that is something the Iranian student movement, the Iranian labor movement and the Iranian women's rights groups reject firmly and totally." [continue reading]
While Mr. Pouryousefi, a friend and colleague of Mr. Zadeh, wants help from the human rights groups and not money from Washington; Reza Pahlavi wants Washington to do more than talk. Talk is cheap, he says. He is right.
"Fantastic, we love to hear that, motherhood and apple pie," Pahlavi said of Bush's statements that the United States supports a free, democratic Iran.

"What remains to be seen again is in what concrete way the U.S. administration will take the necessary steps," Pahlavi told Reuters ...[continue reading]
It would also appear the riots first broke out in Tabriz. This is significant. Not so much as to why, as to where. (There were state-sponsored cartoons that depicting members of the Azeri minority as cockroaches.) The significance is this; every revolution that has been successful has started in Tabriz.

The Washington Post reports on a policy which may be the next step if the UN, the EU, and any other group of countries or entities fails diplomatically with Iran.
The plan is designed to curtail the financial freedom of every Iranian official, individual and entity the Bush administration considers connected not only to nuclear enrichment efforts but to terrorism, government corruption, suppression of religious or democratic freedom, and violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. It would restrict the Tehran government's access to foreign currency and global markets, shut its overseas accounts and freeze assets held in Europe and Asia. [continue reading]
See, there are other pressures that may be applied after diplomacy fails besides war. This is a good thing. What we need to do is put pressure on the White House to instruct Voice of America in Iran to take on the regime. They need to speak openly about democracy and the means to achieve it. Otherwise, why are we paying it?

We should also pressure our own government to help these students. They need more than words. They can instruct groups such as Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights, and labor groups, along with students in America as to the situation in Iran. They need to know about the riots. We were successful in the Ukraine, we were successful in Lebanon-sort of, and we can be successful in Iran without firing one shot. It is all up to you.

Here are the sources I used for this article: Determined Foes Mount Challenge To Iran's Mullahs, by Eli Lake, Thursday, May 25, 2006; Shah's son urges action on Iran, by Reuters, Tuesday, May 30, 2006; and U.S. Urges Financial Sanctions On Iran White House Tries to Enlist Europe, Japan, by Dafna Linzer, Monday, May 29, 2006 all have interesting articles on the state of Iran.

Eli Lake from the NY Sun is a voice I have heard before. He is one of those reporters you dream about. He reports the facts, just the facts. He has also truly been a voice in the wild, beside us bloggers. I really respect him.

For those of you who do not know what I think al-Reuters, allow me to just say this. I do not like them. That is the long and the short of it.

The last article from the Washington Post was written by an AP writer named Dafna Linzer. I do not know this person, so I will comment directly about the article. As far as Reuters, however, generally get a bad taste in my mouth when I read them. Phewy.

Now that we have my opinion about the topics I am about to present, I hope you will understand why I took the time to express my disdain and admiration.

Pictures courtesy of The Spirit of Man.

Category: Iran.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Editorial: Thank You

I am not well versed in history, so I do not have anything motivating or earstwhile to say. I would just like to thank all of those who came before us, who are fighting now, and those who will defend us in the future.

I would also like to thank their wives, husbands, children, parents, and other loved ones for their sacrifices and steadfast support of their heroes. Without these people, we would never have been able to endure.

I would like to thank, oddly enough, the protester. They remind us of what rights we fight for, and they show us over and over again how much this country is worth fighting for. They also remind us that we must also protect the nuts. (lol)

Thank you to all of you for making this day possible for me to be alive and free in the greatest country that ever existed. God bless you.

Category: American News & Issues.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Online Journalists source protection

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Disclaimer: Online Journalists and Bloggers protections as offline reporters should be researched more to discover the full impact of this appeals court ruling. Mainstream Media may cry foul because internet journalists and possibly bloggers are also covered.

In a news article filed by Associated Press (AP) at Yahoo, Chicago Tribune and in a press release released by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Justice Conrad, California 6th District Court of Appeal put the stoppers on Apple Computer's bid to identify sources in a court case. The AP article indicated that this 6th District Court of Appeals ruling may also extend to bloggers.
In his ruling, Justice Conrad wrote, "In no relevant respect do they appear to differ from a reporter or editor for a traditional business-oriented periodical who solicits or otherwise comes into possession of confidential internal information about a company." Source Yahoo
According to EFF, the court ruled in favor of EFF's petition on behalf of three online journalists Friday, May 26th, 2006:
..... holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources as offline reporters do. "Today's decision is a victory for the rights of journalists, whether online or offline, and for the public at large," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl, who argued the case before the appeals court last month. "The court has upheld the strong protections for the free flow of information to the press, and from the press to the public." Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
For more information please go to the following links

Apple loses court bid to identify source By MAY WONG, AP

Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Stands Up for Online Journalists' Rights in Apple v. Does
Full Decision in Apple v. Does
Frequently Asked Questions about this case
Apple v. Does
A California state appeals decision in the case [PDF]

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Category: Constitutional Issues.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Call Islamic Terrorists by Their Right Name: Terrorists

You should always pay your enemies the compliment of taking them seriously. [continue reading]
It could not have been said better when it comes to the Iranian government. Governments who claim to love freedom certainly should listen to what they say, because they mean it.

Category: USA, United Kingdom, Europe, The UN and Iran.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Schwarzenegger stands up to Controversial Education

Here is a follow-up of a story that originally appeared in the Bosun Locker on May 11th: SB 1437: Bill Barring 'mom' and 'dad from textbooks.

According to World Net Daily, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is standing up to controversial education measures. A spokesman for Schwarzenegger said that the governor will veto at least one of three controversial education measures related to sexual orientation.

The governor opposes SB 1437! This information also appeared on Campaign for Children and Families website and appears to be the governor's legitimate position. I was getting worried that California had gone completely soft. Maybe there is hope for California yet.

However, the governor has not commented on his stand on two other measures, AB 606 and AB 1056:

AB 606 would authorize the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to arbitrarily withhold state funds (around 2/3rds of a school district's budget) from any district that does not adequately promote transsexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality in its school policies. AB 606 repeals the current state law prohibiting transsexual, bisexual, and homosexual curriculum from being forced upon local schools, and authorizes the state Superintendent to develop new curriculum that affirms transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality in all its forms. STATUS: June 21 hearing scheduled in the Senate Education Committee.

AB 1056 would spend $250,000 in taxpayer dollars to promote transsexual, bisexual, and homosexual lifestyles under the banner of “tolerance education." STATUS: On 'suspense' file in Senate Education Committee.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bin Laden's new PR Campaign

It appears that bin Laden is trying to reassert his power and control over al-Qaeda with this latest audio release. Over the past couple of years with bin Laden on the run and living in a cave, others have tried to take control over al-Qaeda Terror Enterprises. Bin Laden's mentor and partner in terror, Ayman al-Zawahri, issued a rebuke to mass murderer, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, for beheading and killing Iraqi citizens, to no avail.

So, the boys (bin Laden, al-Zawahri, and the gang) are trying to regroup their base. Hence, al-Qaeda chieftain, bin Laden is trying to regain his eminence in the global terror network.

There appears to be no honor among psychopathic and homicidal terrorists; al-Zarqawi has stolen the thunder and bin Laden wants it back.

And, it did not really take terrorism experts to come up with this synopsis. Link to News 8, KFMB San Diego, Bin Laden May Be Trying to Reassert Power by Associated Press (AP) Writer Maamoun Youssef , Cairo, Egypt.

Addition Link to my friend, Big Dog's Weblog: Capture or Kill Will Raise Approval Ratings

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Pentagon Urges Explanation for China's Military Build-Up

China's military buildup has altered Asia-Pacific power balances and could pose threats to it's neighbors and beyond.

There are many problems with China at this time. If they start a war with Taiwain who we are obligated to defend, we must look far into the future (hopefully). However, China is becoming more beligerent as time goes by.

They have even taken the opportunity to threaten Japan and Australia. This is not the articles, because these incidents happened a while ago. I, however, have not forgotten. Just like I have not forgotten Tianamnen Square...

Find news reports from the Defense Department here at DefenseLink.mil.

Category: China, Taiwan, USA, and Defense News.

9th Circus Court Strikes Again

9th "Circus" Court ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises...

Our children are not allowed to say the pledge, but are allowed to recite the Quran. Apparently the blackrobes from the 9th Circuit Court has upheld a lower court ruling that:
    • it is OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises
    • Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ."
    • Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger."
    • Chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts.
    • Professing as "true" the Muslim belief that "The Holy Quran is God's word."
    • Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
    • Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially "becoming a Muslim" for two full weeks.
Not many have heard about an unpublished opinion, by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit endorsing a lower court ruling, CSBA amicus brief - Eklund v. Byron, that religious role-play did not fall within the scope of "overt religious exercise. "In a 2003 press release, the National School Boards Assocation indicated:
Where the judge saw instructive role-playing with a secular purpose, the Thomas More Law Center, a Christian advocacy group, sees religious indoctrination because Islam was the sole topic of instruction for three weeks. The group’s president and chief counsel, Richard Thompson, said, “It shows a double standard, one for the Christians and one for the other religions.” Source: NSBA Legal Clips
Remember that in 2002, the 9th Circuit Court objected to the mention of "God" in school. Have the black robes indicated that it is OK for students to role-play Muslims during a course of instruction in world history? Is that confusing or what?

For the whole story visit Investor.com, Teaching Johnny about Islam

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Lloyd Bentsen Dead at 85

Bill Clinton's former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen died earlier today at the age of 85. He was also a former senator (from 1970-1993 when he was tapped for the job of treasury secretary), and he ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 1988. He was a Texan Democrat, and they loved him. Those who did not love him, at least they respected him.

Here at the Knickerbocker News, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones who have suffered this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have much to proud of and remember. God bless him, and may he now rest in peace.

Veterans' Info Stolen; 26.5 million vets' personal data

Federal Government Veterans Administration Security Alert

Apparently a computer disk with information on U.S. veterans stolen from home of Veterans Affairs analyst. 26.5 million vets' social security numbers, dates of birth, and other identity theft capable information has been stolen. Now, our federal government officals are scratching their heads on what to do. Quite frankly, every veteran should be disturbed about this gross compromise of ripe identity theft information.

Veterans Affairs appears to be happy that individual medical record information has been protected. However, Veterans Affairs is not being proactive to take additional steps regarding this potentially credit ruining information floating around unsecure.

Personally, I do not give a damn about my health record information being compromised. My financial health is more important. Veterans and their families financial health is at stake.

The Veterans Administration should immediately volunteer to pay for credit protection services offered by the big three consumer credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Exisiting laws indicate that you, the consumer, have the right to ask that nationwide consumer reporting agencies place “fraud alerts” in your file to let potential creditors and others know that you may be a victim of identity theft. A fraud alert can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name because it tells creditors to follow certain procedures to protect you. It also may delay your ability to obtain credit, a small price to pay for the damage it will cause if the information falls into the wrong hands. Individually, one may place a fraud alert in ones file by calling just one of the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies. As soon as that agency processes ones fraud alert, it will notify the other two, which then also must place fraud alerts in ones file.

An initial fraud alert will stay in your file for at least 90 days. The Veterans Administration should volunteer to pay for indefinite fraud alert stays and push through emergency legilation to support a national program because of their SNAFU. Be advised if you do it yourself, there is the usual redtape written into the current regulations.

Currently, an extended alert stays in your file for seven years. To place either the 90 day or seven year alert, a consumer reporting agency will require you to provide appropriate proof of your identity, which may include your Social Security number. If you ask for an extended alert, you will have to provide an identity theft report.

The identity theft report includes a copy of a report you have filed with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency, and additional information a consumer reporting agency may require you to submit.

For more detailed information about the identity theft report, visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft

The Federal government should pay for credit protection service because thier employees were responsible for the SNAFU.

Veterans Affairs, do not white wash this problem or hid behind some sleigh of hands or political hand ringing. This blogger demands on behalf of 26.5 million veterans that Veterans Affairs steps up to plate immediately and pay for additional credit protection for the the affected veterans.

Here is the article: Veterans' Info Stolen 26.5 million vets' personal data

Here is the raw data from the VA: Notification Letter (pdf)

FirstGov Veterans Affairs Information: Latest Information on the Veterans Affairs Data Security SNAFU

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

UN spins talks with Aung San Suu Kyi

The UN has visited Aung San Suu Kyi who has been under house arrest for desiring democracy. However, the
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari...but the U.N. statement offered no details on their talks. [continue reading]
Then they claim the UN has been the loudest voice to free Aung San Suu Kyi! I have never heard it.

She has spent the past 10 out of 17 years in and out of jail and house arrest in her home country of Myanmar. She is the president of the National League for Democracy. This party has been banned by the government. She was supposed to be freed over a year ago. So much for the UN's pressure...

Category: Burma and the UN.

Mexico Works to Bar Non-Natives From Jobs


As Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of illegal Mexicans and threatens to sue the United States government for enforcing national sovereignty, the Mexican Constitution places strict limitations on immigrants to its own country. They have taken on the liberalism philosophy of "do as I say, not as I do."

In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:

  • Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
  • Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
  • Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
  • Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
  • Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
The Mexican constitution: Unfriendly to immigrants. However, OUR United States Senate gives social security benefits to illegals. How asinine can one get?


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APTN to open office in North Korea

After four years of negotiations, AP will be opening a television news office in North Korea. [story here]

Opinion: After what happened with Eason Jordan, I have little faith in this arrangement.

Category: North Korea.

CAIR gets it wrong, again

Friday, two Saudi Arabian men were arrested for boarding a school bus filled with children in Florida. Both of them have been in this country less than six months on student visas.
Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and were jailed after a judge said Saturday she wanted more background information on them. A hearing was scheduled Tuesday. [continue reading]
Ahmed Bedier, director of the Central Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is criticizing the decision to detain, and he claims this is racist.

Opinion: When will he learn...we are at war. Maybe he already knows, and he helped them to get here? Hmm...

Black man guns down 4 in Church, kidnaps wife

In Baton Rouge, La, Sunday, Anthony Bell, 25, allegedly gunned down four of his in-laws during a Church held by his wife's Mother, Pastor Claudia Brown of The Ministry of Jesus Christ Church, was wounded and is in serious condition at a hospital.

Erica Bell, his wife, was found murdered at an apartment complex, possibly his apartment. The others killed were Anthony's in-laws: Erica Bell's grandparents, Leonard Howard, 78, and Gloria Howard, 72; her great aunt, Deloris McGrew, 68; and a cousin Darlene Mills, 47. [story here]

Editor's Note: Let us pray for the three children that have been left behind, parentless. Let us also pray for the members of the Church who have lost their friends, and also for peace after the trauma they have experienced.

Senate Gives Illegals Social Security Benefits

According to the United States Senate, the answer is "YES!"


Dear Readers of the Bosun's Blogs: Below is an urgent message from NewsMax.com and Center for Individual Freedom. Please take a few moments to read this important post. Request that you give this the widest dissemination!! Thank you, Bosun

Friday's front-page headline in the Washington Times according to Times reporter Charlie Hurt: "The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment -- even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents."

This is what happened...

As the Senate continued to debate immigration reform legislation this week, Senator John Ensign offered an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens who engaged in unlawful activity within the Social Security system from receiving benefits. The Senate effectively DEFEATED the Ensign amendment by a vote of 50-49 !

You can view the actual roll call vote here.

After the vote, Senator Ensign stated: "There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me... It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment."

Senator Ensign is right!

Idiocy like this is just the very reason why we MUST bombard Senate and House fax machines with letters demanding NO REWARDS and NO AMNESTY for illegal aliens -- Period!

The American people overwhelmingly want secure borders first!

Let's drive that message home. Use the hyperlink below to send your URGENT Blast Faxes to President Bush and the Republican and Democrat leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Tell them that President Bush's speech to the American people on Monday evening is not a free ticket for THEM to pull the wool over our eyes and move full speed ahead with plans to grant amnesty to more than 10 million illegal aliens while our backs are turned and our attention is diverted. Demand that they suspend debate on any and all amnesty provisions once and for all.

Demand they focus solely on securing the border!

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Modern Slave Trade in the Middle East

Photo credit: Corry Stuart.Com
Two Christian men - one an American evangelist and the other a Pakistani missionary - have exposed a senior member of an al-Qaeda-linked group behind a trade in Christian children by going undercover and secretly filming their purchase of 20 boys, age six to 12.

According to a World Net Daily article, the missionaries while working undercover, made arrangements with a senior official in Jama'at-Ud-Da'Awah, an Islamic organization the WND claimed that the U.S. State Department has indirectly linked to al-Qaeda. Jama'at-Ud-Da'Awah has protested thos claims that they are linked indirectly to terrorism. Follow the story with this link to the World Net Daily article: Arab Slave Trade

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More child exploitation and slavery....

Another child exploitation article appear last week in Christain News Service (CNS); Muslims Kidnap,Force Christian Girls to Convert. The article described a centuries old brutal trade that is taking on new dimensions. The article indicated that young Christian girls in Zanzibar are being abducted, forced to convert to Islam and, in some cases, shipped to parts of the Islamic world. Follow the link to this heartbreaking story: Kidnaped Christians

For additional information regarding Child Slavery and other human interest issues, you may what to visit Corry Stuart.Com.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Teddy was right

Teddy Roosevelt, not Teddy Kennedy!!!!!!!

We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a pollyglot [sic] boarding house; and we have room for but one, soul [sic] loyalty, and that loyalty is to the American people. Source: Quotes and Notes, US History, Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Hurd, January 3, 1919

Shame on Harry Reid and the rest of the social pundits for their comments and positions on American culture, values, and ethics. Our America is being corrupted by the socialist values of the new age leftists. On English being our national language, Social Democrats said........
the proposal would curtail rights established by an executive order President Clinton issued to extend language assistance to individuals not proficient in English. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada went further. "I really believe this amendment is racist. I think it's directed basically to people who speak Spanish." It should be noted that at the end of the day, the proposal passed, 58-39, leaving the outcome of the symbolic debate uncertain. Source Fox News: Habla Ingles? Senate votes on U.S. language
This is what you get when metro males take over and subvert our America culture.

Other stories from Fox News regarding Borders, Language, and Culture:
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Aksa Martyrs Brigades, threatened to strike at US and European

Photo Credit, Israeli Insider Aksa Brigades threatens US, Europe

According to an article that appeared in the Jerusalem Post by KHALED ABU TOAMEH, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, threatened to strike at US and European interests in response to international sanctions on the Palestinian Authority. The threat by Abbas' Fatah party came as Palestinians marked the 58th anniversary of the nakba, or catastrophe (the secular anniversary of Israel's independence).
"We won't remain idle in the face of the siege imposed on the Palestinian people by Israel, the US and other countries," said a leaflet issued by the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip. "We will strike at the economic and civilian interests of these countries, here and abroad." Link to the article Threats
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Congress Briefed on NSA Since Oct. 2001

It has come to the attention of the new press that here is an article that reveals how many times each member of both parties of Congress has been briefed on the wiretappings since October 2001: "Congress members briefed on NSA program."

Fox has captured the essense of the issue with this article, "Some of Congress Briefed on NSA Wiretapping, Other Programs Since 2001."

It is hard to believe, but a link from Fox News to the LA Times brings a very good a article to light! The title is, "Max Boot: Forget privacy, we need to spy more, Electronic surveillance is a key weapon in the war on terror. Don't handcuff the president and the NSA." Good job.

Borders and Citizenship

The Senate has passed an illegal alien bill today. Here are some of the links that may interest you: "Senate Votes on Immigration Policy." Next we have, " Immigration Barriers" -- Senate Builds Hope But Backs Border Fence, Fueling Emotional Debate. This is your media bias.

Here are some articles with a more reasoned point of view. First, "Senate Bill Puts Citizenship Up for Sale." This article is titled, "(AP) Senate OKs Border Fence, Backs Citizenship."

Let us pray the House has the will and the courage to stand up for us, the Americans. They are our last great hope as they go into Conference with the Senate...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Funny Section: Farmer John and old Butch

This is a fun story which my brother saved for me. It is not his originally, either. It is, however, funny. Especially when you consider the climate we are having this week. So, without further ado...

John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers [hens], called pullets and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs. The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced.

That took an awful lot of his time, so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

The farmer's favorite rooster was 'old Butch', a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning, John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing.

The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. BUT, to Farmer John's amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the county fair...and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result: The judges not only awarded Butch the 'No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pullet-surprise" as well!

Clearly Butch was a Politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Venezuela moving up on the radar screen

A concerning development about Venezuela obtained from Breitbart: Venezuela Weighs Selling U.S. Jets to Iran

Caracas, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela is considering selling its fleet of U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to another country, perhaps Iran, in response to a United States announced ban on arms sales to President Hugo Chavez's government, a military official said Tuesday.

Was this an excuse to sell F-16 aircraft or was it the reason why the United States suddenly announced that it was suspending arms sales to Venezuela?

General Alberto Muller, a senior adviser to Chavez, told The Associated Press he had recommended to the defense minister that Venezuela consider selling the 21 jets to another country.

Muller said he thought it was worthwhile to consider "the feasibility of a negotiation with Iran for the sale of those planes."

Even before the U.S. announced the ban on arms sales Monday, Washington had stopped selling Venezuela sensitive upgrades for the F-16 aircraft.

Chavez has previously warned he could share the U.S. jets with Cuba if Washington does not supply parts for the planes. He also has said he may look into buying fighter jets from Russia or China instead. Source Breitbart News Service: F-16 Sales.

Looks like Chavez is now moving up on the radar screen. He appears to be on tracking at a constant bearing, decreasing range. There appears to be a problem developing.

As Venezuela moves up on the target list, most Venezuela-watchers believe that Chavez is moving his country towards a command economy on the Cuban model and install a communist government. Venezuela is transforming into a radial government before our vary eyes.

Interestingly in April, Chavez ordered nationalization of foreign oil companies because, " This country does not allow itself to be blackmailed." Venezuela's Oil and Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said, "These two multinational companies resist adjusting to our law. Our sovereignty isn't under negotiation." Talk about blackmail. Chavez is trying to blackmail the United States and hold the Western Hemisphere hostage with his energy maneuvering.

Financial Crimes Consultant and South American expert, Kenneth Rijock, claims that Ramirez is the cousin of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the infamous leftist militant turned terror mercenary, also known as Carlos the Jackal. Apparently, the Ramirez family is close to Chavez and his Bolivarian elite. Looks to me like Chavez Bolivarian elite is starting to look a lot like the Communist Party.

The close link between Chavez and Iran does not come at a surprise, either. In a La Nueva Cuba news article several months ago Rijock claimed of a possible Hezbollah, North Korea, Iran, and Chavez government connection. Rijock claims that Iran has plans to ship missiles to Chavez in oil tankers so as not to be suspected. Chavez may transfer them to Cuba.

Rijock indicated separately that Isla Margarita, a semi desert island just off the coast of Venezuela, is home to Venezuela's Hezbollah contingent, Lebanese -Venezuelans. Rijock believes that when foreign agents enter Isla Margarita, they sometimes take up temporary residence in Cuba.

There is a lot more to Chavez than meets the eye. Perhaps he is on a collision course with the United States.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

President Bush's Speech on Immigration

Link to raw date: President Bush's Speech on Immigration

When one continues to straddle the political fence as hard as President Bush does on illegal immigration, one is sure to get a case of the hives. About the only thing that President Bush said during his much awaited "Immigration Speech" that made sense was that we must get control of our borders.

I have serious reservations about President Bush's plan. It sure sounds like we will reward bad behavior. Illegals should go home and get in the back of the immigration line. The "Guest Worker program" needs a lot of work. President Bush's insistence in promoting his weak the guest worker program is bound to alienate more Americans. Watch out mid-term elections.

And, western governors think the program is a dud, too. According to Reuters: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger indicated he was skeptical and called National Guard troops "a Band-Aid solution." New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson indicated that he too was skeptical of the plan and called it a "last-minute plan"because President Bush did not include to governors in planning or take recommendations.

Bosun's take on the National Guard: It is not a bad idea, as long as the guardsman are not changing oil and washing vehicles. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are stretched thin and need all the help they can get. And, there are mobile construction battalions and civil engineers to work to strengthen border barriers and electronic measures.

If, President Fox would help from his side of the border, we could get things under control. But, with corruption south of the border, it is like pissing into the wind. With "friends" like President Fox, who needs enemies.

The immigration speech unfortunately was another mixed bag of messages from the oval office. A little for everyone, but, not enough to get ones teeth into. Oh, by the way, the overlooked and much critiqued Minutemen were not mentioned. The President wants to use National Guard and still wants to ignore the Minutemen. They stand ready to help survail the border.

Sorry Mr. President, your speech sounded like a "Mexican Hat Dance."

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

China, Cuba reported in Gulf oil partnership

Source of photo:
WISCO International
"U.S. firms stand by, prohibited from bidding on contracts; lawmakers propose opening up U.S. coast for drilling." There are now plans for foreign oil companies to explore and drill for oil off the coast of Cuba. Our own United States lawmakers have blocked U.S. oil wells for some time. Now they are fuming at these developments. To make matters worst, U.S. companies were invited to bid, but, were prevented from bidding because of "No Trade" regulations in place with Cuba. For the rest of the article go to: Gulf Oil Partnership

Our liberal legislators have blocked oil exploration off the U.S. coast and in Alaska for years. We have vast oil reserves off the coasts and in Alaska that remain untapped due to environmental restrictions and concerns for wildlife. We are going wake up a third rate country in a few years, if liberals such as Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted and Pat Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden, and other liberals get their way. Liberals are too busy trying to regain power and sink our President to worry about "the wolves at the door."

While we were moaning about NSA monitoring and other "important" liberal agendas, Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez was over in Europe politicking. Chavez' agenda was to drum up support for his country. Chavez promised to give poor Europeans oil. Looks like he has been making progress:
The president of Venezuela wants to provide cheap heating oil to Europeans on low incomes.

Hugo Chavez made his announcement at a gathering in Vienna of activists and representatives of social movements and non-governmental groups on Saturday evening.

Chavez worked out a similar deal to deliver discount heating oil this past winter to needy Americans in parts of the eastern United States.

"I'd like to do the same here in Europe," he said. Source: MWC News - A site Without Borders
Also the same information was found at Prensa Latina:
Vienna, May 14 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela will supply low-cost fuel to provide heating to the poor European communities, similar to the system in force at eight US states, through its two refineries in Germany and one at the UK.

He explained at the social forum alternative to the 4th European Union-Latin America Summit, that the oil company CITGO supplies 40 million gallons of oil to 180,000 US families plus 20 shelters at 40 percent discount.

He added that Venezuela's embassies will arrange the supply program with support from the social organizations that will ID and monitor that the supplies reach the needy. Source: Prensa Latina - Chavez: Fuel for Poor Europeans
Oil speaks louder than reason and America is going to wake up one morning being very much alone, similar to the way the Israelis feel in the Middle East. We are going to wake up being the piranhas of the west.

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Please level with us about "Emir" Ahmadinejad

Islamic Unity and US Embassy Annversary
stamp photos obtained from IranStamp.Com
President Bush please level with the American people about "Emir" Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad is not referred to "Emir" out of any kind of perverted respect; Ahmadinejad actually believes his is going to usher in the Khalifatullah (caliph of Allah).

Unfortunately the Dhimmis of the world community are trying hard not to become targets. How little do they know that they are the targets. Not long ago Ahmadinejad was simply thought of as a crackpot radical. However, since he was elected into office, Ahmadinejad has slowly gaining traction in the Global Village.

Madeline Albright and all the other kool-aide drinkers seem to think that they can make peace with Ahmadinejad through appeasement and diplomacy. Ask his own people, many who are oppressed and in dire straits, what they think of him. Ahmadinejad is very complex and will be extremely dangerous within the next decade. In April 2006, The UK Telegraph published an article about Ahmadinejad's ambitions, The Frightening Truth of why Iran wants a bomb by Amir Taheri:

Last Monday, just before he announced that Iran had gate crashed "the nuclear club", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disappeared for several hours. He was having a "khalvat" with the Hidden Imam, the 12th and last of the imams of Shiism who went into "grand occultation" in 941.

According to Shia lore, the Imam is a messianic figure who, although in hiding, remains the true Sovereign of the World. In every generation, the Imam chooses 36 men, (and, for obvious reasons, no women) naming them the owtad or "nails", whose presence, hammered into mankind's existence, prevents the universe from "falling off". Although the "nails" are not known to common mortals, it is, at times, possible to identify one thanks to his deeds. It is on that basis that some of Ahmadinejad's more passionate admirers insist that he is a "nail", a claim he has not discouraged. For example, he has claimed that last September, as he addressed the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, the "Hidden Imam drenched the place in a sweet light". Link to the source: The Frightening Truth......

One should sees that Ahmadinejad believes himself to be either "The Caller" or may be the one who will usher in "The Caller." Ahmadinejad believes he is on a mission from Allah. Last September Ahmadinejad told the mullahs, that as he addressed the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, the "Hidden Imam drenched the place in a sweet light"

And listen for the Day when the Caller will call out from a place quite near. The Day when they will hear a (mighty) Blast in Truth: That will be the Day of Resurrection. . . .We know best what they say; And thou are not one to overawe them by force. So admonish with the Qur'an such as fear My Warning! Source: Surah 50:41-45 Qaf (Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, Amana Corporation, 1989.)
One must stay focused on Ahmadinejad's bizarre speeches. To illustrate Ahmadinejad's delusions of grandeur, lets look in al-Muntazar magazine:

Imam Mahdi (as): The Only Path to Global Security Again, the world is paying for its deeds. Widespread global unrest, murders, killings, plunder, pillage, confusion, commotion, shortages and scarcities in the market, high prices of commodities, unreliability, straitening of sustenance, etc. are all results and consequences of human services and misdeeds. Allah the Almighty has drawn the attention of man towards this stark reality in the Holy Qur'an long back. "Mischief is manifest in the land and the sea for what the people have earned." (Surah Rome (30), Verse 41)
The return of the Mahdi constitutes the most frequent prediction of the imams. Al-Kultani and Al-Nu'mani consecrated an entire chapter and Ibn Babunye passed down in thirteen chapters the predictions of the Prophet, Fatima and of the eleven imams on the subject of the Twelfth imam. One begins to see a correlation between Ahmadinejad's rants and these revelations from al-Muntazar Magazine.

Next time you hear Albright or one of the other political pundits give their opinions regarding Ahmadinejad, be skeptical and concerned. These pundits, whom we elect or appoint to protect us, do not understand the gravity of the situation. They, the political pundits, want to keep President Bush off balance and want their powerbase back, at any cost. And, Ahmadinejad wants to establish the Khalifatullah as promised in the Qur'an.

It will take every option at our disposal to gain control of the situation. War may not be the answer, perhaps regime change by the people may be the answer. However, if preemptive measures must be taken, that option need to remain on the table. The decisions are going to be difficult and may be painful. But, our own leader must be honest with the people and be decisive if the situation develops.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pundit Review Show: Jack Kelly and Blackfive

This is going to be a fantastic two hours. There is so much to cover, and they have the right people to discuss these issues.

Starting at 8pm EST Sunday night, Jack Kelly shall join Kevin and Gregg to discuss National Security issues, the WoT, and will be available for questions.

Who is Jack Kelly, you ask? Good question for those who do not know.
Sunday evening at 8pm est, we are honored to have as our guest someone who is a subject matter expert on both the military and the media. He has served as a Marine, a Green Beret, a high ranking pentagon official (deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration) and now he is working as a journalist focusing on national security issues. He was even embedded with the Third Armored Calvary Regiment to cover the conflict with Iraq in 2003.

Few people alive have the type of background, experience and insight on security issues as Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Real Clear Politics. We are truly honored to have him on the show.
You may also read some of his writings here.

At 9pm EST, we will be joined by Matt from Blackfive. He will be devoting this Sunday to the special women on this Mother's Day Tribute as Someone You Should Know. You may also download this special series at iTunes.

After this, they have a very special mystery guest whom will be joining both Matt and the crew. They will be discussing the War on Terror (WoT) as only the new media can. Honestly. You do not want to miss this!
    What is Pundit Review Radio?

    Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. Hailed as “Groundbreaking” by Talkers Magazine, this unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.

    Pundit Review Radio
    Sunday, 8-10pm est
    Streaming Live at WRKO.
I hope to hear you there. I am truly looking forward to this Sunday. Have a nice day.

Category: Radio Shows, Terrorism, Someone You Should Know (under Military).

US Troops to be assigned to U.S. - Mexico Border?

According to a news story posted by the New York Times, Friday, May 12, 2006, Pentagon Is Considering Sending Troops to U.S.-Mexican Border.

The story went on to say that an unnamed defense official indicated that the Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the border where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year. Friday evening, Fox News weighed in saying that plan may include state National Guard personnel, at the discretion of their southern state governors. Fox News mentioned that it may include a provision for reimbursement by the federal government.

Bos'un Comment: Immigration has emerged as one of the top political issues of 2006. Our pundits are jumping into it with various degrees of enthusiasm. Our social engineers of the left helped to stage a nationwide day of protest to put pressure on the Democrats and Republicans. Although the turnout was large, especially in Los Angeles, the day of protest did nothing more than offer illegals and sympathizers a day off to party. Actually, the day helped ease traffic congestion. Our head "amnestiest," President George W. Bush, is scheduled to address the nation on immigration reform on Monday evening as the Senate gets ready to renew debates on a bill to tighten border security and give an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a way to legalize their status. President Bush is not getting a free pass on his cozy relationship with President Fox of Mexico. And, we really should be worried about other than Mexican (OTM) illegals, drug cartel smuggling, and other criminal activities that cross along our borders with Mexico and Canada. Who knows what is coming across or what might get smuggled across.

California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, does not support that idea and is going to throw his monkey wrench into the plan. Apparently, Schwarzenegger indicated that using National Guard for border security is, "maybe not the right way to go." Schwarzenegger commented that, "I think that we should let them go to work, back to work again." However, Schwarzenegger did concede that the federal government is obliged to secure the borders.

At any rate, the solution to this problem is difficult. Our national security does depend on who we allow into the United States.

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News on the two North Korean women refugees

There is an article by Melanie Kirkpatrick in the WSJ's Opinion Journal Friday titled "The New Underground Railroad." The subtitle is 'A North Korean like you is easier to kill than a chicken.'

It is a riveting interview with these two women. There were six people altoghter who were given asylum status, and they arrived on USA soil May 8, 2006. They are the first to arrive since 2004. This is when the USA had signed the 'North Korean Human Rights Act.' I highly recommend this reading this article. Have a great day.

I have also written an article prior to this titled "First Group of N.Korean Refugees Arrived in U.S." This will give you a little background should you like some.

Category: China, North Korea and the USA.