“If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere… “

“If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal.
If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re conservative.
If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate.
If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.”

– Joseph Sobran
(1946-2010) Columnist 1995

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“Hillary’s ‘Iowa’ problem”

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The Des Moines Register today was saying Hillary Clinton doesn’t have an “Iowa problem” in her run for president. The hell she don’t. She lost Iowa in 2008 to a nobody. Why? She strikes men as a bitter shrew with cankles who reminds them of their ex-wife. Who the hell is going to vote for that? Women loved Bill. Men don’t love Hillary. Women love Hillary because she doesn’t threaten them like Sarah Palin does.

And why does the mainstream media keep saying Obama isn’t going to “take action” on immigration before the midterms? He’s not going to change “immigration” policy period. He’s going to give amnesty to illegals. Tell the truth for once media.

As the administration gets ready to further arm another group of bloodthirsty lunatics in the Middle East, one question begs asking to the American public: “Are you safer now from terrorism than you were 30 years ago?” As a talking head on PBS pointed out several weeks ago, if we’ve been pursuing the same policy roughly for the past 30 years regarding how to stop Islamic nutcases from killing us, shouldn’t we assess how that’s working out? Just as a little recap, in 2001 Al-Qaeda was in Afghanistan. 1 country. Now it, or insurgencies like it, are in Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Philippines.  9 countries (and Al-Qaeda’s top priority right now is to infiltrate India, that makes 10).

If we’ve spent trillions of dollars and killed hundreds of thousands of people and the policy was working, wouldn’t we be better off? Wouldn’t we be safer?

To the untrained eye, it looks like the “war on terrorism” has made things worse. It’s a good thing we aren’t ruled by idiots, or we would be in a world of trouble. Idiots would have bankrupted us borrowing money from the Chinese, so are boys could go die in the sand, to make Arabs free, so they hate us even more and want to kill us. Now we are arming a new group, to kill the ones we armed last year. Oh wait, that’s exactly what Grassley, Harkin and Obama did! At least it’s good that 2 of those 3 morons are retiring. I don’t know how much more of that type of ‘genius’ our country can take. How about it Grassley, you’ve been in office at one level or another for 55 years since 1959. Is America better or worse in 2014?

Jim Roach

 

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Hassan chop!

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Come on people, Muslims chopping off heads isn’t new. It didn’t start with ISIS 3 weeks ago. It didn’t start with Daniel Pearl in 2002. It didn’t start with Chuck Jones directing a Merrie Melodies Cartoon in 1957. It’s who they are. As was pointed out in a recent LTE, dear old Muhammad was behind 900 or so decapitations himself. It has been going on since the inception of Islam 1,400 years ago. Muhammad also put several commands into the Koran directly referring to beheading. I guess in the fifties we weren’t so politically correct and so stupid, Chuck Jones never would have guessed that with a cultural trait so common knowledge, we would ever be dumb enough to invite them into our own country. He just thought it was a funny cartoon.

ISIS wasn’t the group that murdered Daniel Pearl in 2002, it was Muslims. ISIS didn’t try to blow up the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, it was Muslims. ISIS didn’t blow up the Khobar Towers in 1996, it was Muslims. ISIS didn’t blowup the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, it was Muslims. ISIS didn’t run 2 airplanes into the World Trade Center in 2001, it was Muslims. ISIS wasn’t the underwear bomber, it was a Muslim. ISIS wasn’t the shoe bomber, it was a Muslim. It wasn’t ISIS who was behind the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics, it was Muslims. ISIS wasn’t the Fort Hood shooter, it was a Muslim.

So when Obama goes on TV last night and tells us how he is going to defeat ISIS with the help of our Muslim “allies”, good luck. Those idiots at the Register have the same idea, Our Arab allies should lead charge on ISIS [9/11 Des Moines Register]. Exactly what “Arab allies” are those? I envy Switzerland and their neutrality. We could have been neutral. But the military / industrial complex would never have allowed it. Where’s the money in that?? So we have the tail wagging the dog. Perpetual war.

Because if it isn’t ISIS, it will be Hamas, or Boko Haram, or Al Qaeda, or al-Shabaab, or some other group of Muslim terrorists. So between our government wanting perpetual war, Muslims looking at us as the infidel, and us blowing the hell out of them the past several decades, neutrality doesn’t really seem to be in the cards. Bring back the draft.

Jim Roach

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Ali Baba Bunny is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies short featuring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, directed by Chuck Jones and released in 1957.

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“The world’s lone superpower”

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How many times have we heard establishment politicians or media use that term? If we were just counting aircraft carriers and tanks, that is no doubt correct. Were that term to be considered when measuring this country’s sustainability as a nation, it is certainly not true. In reality, the world’s lone superpower can’t defend it’s own borders.

We were defeated by Mexico. Of all the foes we might face, an eternally corrupt narco-state like Mexico is not the one I would have guessed would accomplish it. Latino population continues to soar in the Sunday Register is what reminded me of it. Pat Buchanan essentially predicted this 20 years ago with his book Death of the West. How declining birth rates and immigration patterns would swamp countries originally founded by Europeans.

Included in that he noted was an acknowledgment that we are afraid to celebrate and protect our own culture for fear of offending someone. Instead, we have liberals and neocons bent on making us like other countries, whose only track record is that of failure.

20 years ago Mexico and China made up 80 % of America’s legal immigrants, and they still do today. Mexico’s unrivaled achievement in illegal immigration is what gives them the edge in raw numbers and power. Like Rome, we weren’t defeated by an external enemy, so much as we rotted from within. Without borders and a cultural identity, a nation is not sustainable. Texas became Texas by swamping that section of Mexico with settlers and births. Voila! History repeats itself only on a larger scale. We have lost much more than just Texas.

Think about that, why on earth have 80 % of legal immigrants for over 20 years come from just 2 countries? Where is the diversity and fairness in that? In fact, unknown to most Americans, is that China has just 800,000 foreign residents, and they aren’t even permanent! You can’t even become a “Chinese” citizen. China has no ‘immigrants’. They just have work visas, and less than a million of those. Not ‘per’ year, total. We have over a million a year just with illegals! And over 2 million a year with legal immigrants. So why out of over 200 countries in the world, would the vast majority of our immigrants come from just 2?

Shouldn’t 100 % of immigrants come from all 200 countries? Wouldn’t that work out to only .5 % coming from each country? Point 5 from Mexico, and point 5 from China, and Switzerland, and Bolivia, and England, and so on? Wouldn’t that be more representative of what America needs and wants? Wouldn’t we then truly be the melting pot of the world?

Instead we suffer from 3 cultural tidal waves that are swamping the boat. At least the plus side of being overrun by Mexican’s and Chinese, is it doesn’t seem to be their life’s ambition to lop off our heads. The “world’s lone superpower”? I don’t think so. Unsustainable debt. Unsustainable immigration patterns. Unsustainable job loss. In actuality, losing the land pictured above would not be that cataclysmic anyway. If you take Texas out of the picture, 3/4’s of the land pictured in red above is now owned by the U.S. Government. Returning it to private hands would be a good thing. Given Mexico’s history with land ownership though, it would just be owned by a different government.  The people wouldn’t own it either way.

Jim Roach

 

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The Register’s answer to beheadings? Appeasement

Over two and a half weeks ago the news broke that Muslims murdered journalist James Foley by beheading. The only mention in Iowa’s newspaper of record was twice in the USA Today section of the paper, that part not produced locally. I found that odd. You would think the Register would have registered swift and forceful outrage at the murder of one of their own. Especially as this was not the first time that Muslims had violated the sanctity of the press. It was a dozen years ago that Daniel Pearl had suffered the same fate. You’d think the Register would have sounded the alarm of the dire consequences, if the media were not able to do their job as the neutral observer of world events. Now, September 7, the Register finally comments on the brutal murder in a column by Rekha Basu.

The Register’s proposed solution? Appeasement. “Tempting as it may be to to avenge such hideous killings (the word is ‘murder’, Rekha) as Sotloff’s and Foley’s, a military response would likely leave the wrong people hurt, or helped. Best Strategy? Uphold our ethical values and work with allies to pursue peace and strip them of a cause.”

Jim Roach

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 “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

– Voltaire
[François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

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Ben Carson to be in Des Moines Nov. 22

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Dr. Ben Carson is to be the keynote speaker at a Family Leader fundraiser this fall. It will be on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Tickets go on sale September 10 at http://www.TheFamilyLeader.com . “Celebrate the Family” will be held at  Holiday Inn Airport Convention Center, 6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321 (tentative). This is an evening event.

At a Polk County Republican Party dinner in August, Carson received 62 % (?) of the 261 votes cast in a straw poll at the event.

Jim Roach

 

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“U.S. plans border security program in Nigeria”

[USA Today 9/5/14]  “A top U.S. official for Africa said the United States is preparing to launch a ‘major’ border security program for Nigeria and its neighbors to combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists”.

So it turns out that countries bordering Nigeria are having problems with the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, al-Shabaab, wherever you have Muslims, you seem to have Islamic extremists.

But the irony of the headline is what caught my eye. The U.S. is coming up with a “border security program” for another country. Why don’t they come up with a border security program for America? Besides that, what expertise could we possibly have to share with Nigeria? Our border has been a global joke for over 40 years.

Jim Roach

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Mars Attacks!

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In this goofy 1996 movie, President Jack Nicholson and most of the rest of the U.S. are blindly naïve about the intent of the invading Martians. The only one who has a clue is the soon offed Secretary of Defense Rod Steiger. Time after time after time, the Martians show that they are double-crossing murderous bastards. And time after time after time the U.S. Government assumes it all must have been a big misunderstanding, and sets up another round of massacres.

It really reminds me of the current situation and the mass immigration of Muslims to the United States. How many heads do they have to lop off before we get a clue? (Psst! I’ll let you in on a little secret, their ‘aw-shucks’ friendliness disappears as soon as they have the numbers, then try and get rid of them.) They are leaving Minneapolis to go fight us in Iraq, and then plan to return here after killing Americans.  I hate to break it to you, but those are not the actions of a friend.

Luckily in the movie, our hero Lukas Haas discovers that upon hearing Slim Whitman’s yodel during Indian Love Call  played  over the loudspeaker, the Martians’ heads explode. We probably won’t be so lucky. Another reason not to give up your guns.

Jim Roach

The archbishop warned:

Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.

[Archbishop Amel Shimoun Nona who had to flee the genocide in Mosul.]

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A Labor Day mystery

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The intelligentsia recently has had their knickers in a bunch because Walgreens and Burger King have threatened to take their corporate tax dollars and play somewhere else.  So what? Who cares about a couple of thousand headquarter jobs leaving? I sure as hell don’t. Where was the hue and cry the past four decades as government tax policy and EPA regulation and corporate greed pushed millions of manufacturing jobs overseas?

The United States unilaterally disarmed in the trade war 41 years ago. The year was 1973. As I understand it, what remaining tariffs existed on goods were dropped. America was now a “free trade zone”. As Pat Buchanan has since pointed out, China kept their 40 % tariff on our goods coming in, and Japan kept their 20 % on our products. Why did we drop ours to zero? Why did Ruth Harkin head OPIC for years to further push out manufacturers?

When NAFTA was signed into law on December 8, 1993 by Democrat Bill Clinton, American labor was told many lies. One of the biggest was that we didn’t want those boring old manufacturing jobs anymore, we were going to be “high-tech”. We were going to have the jobs of the future! Funny thing though, the trade gap with China just grew and grew and grew. And their skyrocketing wealth was created by manufacturing and selling us clothes, shoes and toys. Gosh, real high-tech.

Another one of the lies Harkin and the rest of the Democrats who brought us NAFTA was that by sending all those manufacturing jobs to Mexico, it would improve their economy to such a degree that they would no longer have the need to come here illegally. They would stay put on their own. Illegal immigration would be a thing of the past. How’d that work out? Not too well, huh. 20 million illegals later… (1 million a year or so).

Then! Every Labor Day the media pays attention to unions for 1 whole day and note the declining union membership in private sector jobs. NEVER do they make the correlation that the reason union membership is down, is because the jobs left! You can’t unionize what ain’t there! Damn they’re ignorant. And never do they cover the crap Walmart does to keep unions out. Sure media, who wouldn’t want to work for $7.25 an hour?

And lastly, we can’t forget the sellout by our unions at the national level.  Blindly going along with the Democrats. Blindly going along with massive illegal immigration. Blindly going along with ridiculously high legal immigration. Blindly allowing the minimum wage to stay the same. And union membership so blessedly ignorant they keep retuning the same union “leaders” to national office.

Jim Roach

 

“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.”

– Bertrand de Jouvenel
(1903-1987)

 

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It just don’t make sense

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Judge blocks enforcement of Louisiana abortion law [USA Today 9/1]

There are a lot of things that don’t make sense to me about liberals and abortion. One is how do you use the euphemism “choice” to describe killing a baby? Another is why do liberals fight tooth and nail to keep a convicted murderer alive, yet fight equally hard to ensure a woman’s right to kill her baby?

But when I saw this mornings headline about abortion doctors and admitting privileges, I was stumped again. The cry from liberals since the beginning has been to do away with “back alley” abortions so it is safer for the woman. So when a horrendous facility like that of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell surfaces in Pennsylvania, you’d think liberals would be all for sanitary and safe facilities for women going in to kill their baby.

But they are asking their liberal judges all around the country to stop these state laws requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.  Why on earth are they doing that? How can it possibly be safe for a woman not to have access to a hospital should something go wrong?

Jim Roach

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