Monday, February 26, 2007

Harry Betrays the Troops

Harry Mitchell and nearly all of the Democrat House members voted to abandon our troops while they are at war on foreign soil. It's partisan politics and it is harmful to the country and elevates the dangers to our troops. It was outrageous and unforgivable and even cowardly to vote for such a"non-binding" resolution as H.Con.Res.63.

Don't believe me, try reading from those in Iraq:

Most Americans say, “I support the troops.” “Supporting the troops” is far more than sending a care package, or shaking a service member’s hand, or tying a ribbon on their lapel. Supporting the troops should also be backing our mission.

People back home may not realize how effective this enemy is using the media as a weapon. Every time some talking head gets on the TV and shouts anything negative about this war, it motivates our enemy, who interprets dissent as weakness and who uses our free press against us. That is exactly how “the terrorists” win. For the Terrorist does not have to defeat us, he just has to outlast us.

Read it all.

My Pathetic "Representative".

First, Harry Mitchell gives one of the most clueless political interviews in history. This is not a parody, from the actual interview:

Q: How do you assure Americans that after allowing those who already made it here illegally to stay, that the country will get a handle on continued illegal immigration?

A: You have to realize that people are coming here because there are jobs. Once those jobs are taken by people who are here legally on a temporary status or a guest worker status, there are no more jobs. As long as there are jobs and we don’t have workers to fill them, you’re going to find people trying to cross the border to get here. It’s just pure economics. If there are no jobs here and they are not being hired, where’s the incentive?

Let's see, Harry believes that jobs are not being created; that once they are all filled, that's it, immigration is over. Just like what occurred after the last amnesty program. It's just pure stupidity.

Here is who paid to get this brainiac in Congress, courtesy of My first question is what the hell is ASU doing contributing to a Congressional candidate? Is this what the taxpayers had in mind for their tax dollars? Is this what the donors to the University had in mind? Note that ASU did not contribute to J.D. Hayworth, Harry's opponent in the race.

Top Contributors
1 Arizona State University $15,190
2 Pederson Group $12,600
2 RBC Financial Group $12,600
4 Gammage & Burnham $10,450
5 American Assn for Justice $10,000
5 American Federation of Teachers $10,000
5 American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $10,000
5 AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America $10,000
5 Forward Together PAC $10,000
5 International Assn of Fire Fighters $10,000
5 Laborers Union $10,000
5 NARAL Pro-Choice America $10,000
5 National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $10,000
5 National Assn of Letter Carriers $10,000
5 National Assn of Social Workers $10,000
5 National Education Assn $10,000
5 National Leadership PAC $10,000
5 Operating Engineers Union $10,000
5 Our Common Values PAC $10,000
5 PAC to the Future $10,000
5 Painters & Allied Trades Union $10,000
5 Robson Communities $10,000
5 Service Employees International Union $10,000
5 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,000
5 United Transportation Union $10,000

Saturday, February 17, 2007

John McCain

I've been watching McCain since he first became a representative in my district in 1982. He is a war hero but a HORRIBLE political figure for all the reasons we know and some you are unaware of that I will not go into.

The McCain campaign is off to a rough start. They called me this week for support and I listened to a message from McCain so I could let them know what I thought about his positions on the second amendment and illegal immigration. After his message, I received another recorded message that the operators were busy handling others and to hold for the next available person. Not a chance, I hung up. How many others would go through that to donate?

I would prefer almost ANY Republican over McCain but he would get a very reluctant vote from me over any Democrat. God help us, however. Not only is he insufferable, he already has an uncontainable ego. He has horrible judgment, remember the Keating 5? He will also be 72 next year. That's just too damn old to start a presidency.

As for the AZ GOP, I am heartened. Randy Pullen was elected to succeed Matt Salmon as state chairman. Pullen is widely seen as the anti-McCain candidate. McCain has taken Republicans, like me, for granted. Hopefully, that will change.

Our favorite Republican Senator in AZ, by a landslide, is the honorable Jon Kyl!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Voting Trends by Race

Will this change in 2008?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Laws of Economics

Why voters should be offered a ballot proposition that attempts to suspend the laws of economics.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Presidential candidate

Watch Ronald Reagan below and then watch this candidate.

Remembering Ronald Reagan

He was great then, it applies now.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Coming US challenge: a less literate workforce

A larger share of workers will have minimal reading skills in 2030 than today, according to a report released Monday.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

War on terror to move beyon the Middle East

The terror battlefield moves westward.

ISLAMIC terror cells in Britain have been instructed to carry out a series of kidnappings and beheadings of the kind allegedly planned by the nine terrorist suspects arrested in Birmingham last week.
Activate the domestic cells for a series of synchronized low-intensity suicidal attacks with guns or bombs. A dozen people killed by Islamic gunmen in each of a dozen US cities at the exactly same time on a Tuesday morning rush hour, or in the malls on a Saturday afternoon, would bring the United States to a screeching halt. (And no, I’m not giving them ideas. This kind of thing is (A) obvious and (B) has been discussed quite a bit.) We knew the cells existed. Two al-Qaeda operatives picked up in Jordan had been Boston cabbies just a couple of years earlier.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The decline of Europe.

A must read book. Click image for Amazon link.

Kyrsten Sinema is a kook.

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a D-Phoenix in the Arizona legislature was a member of the Green Party. First, she went after the Minutemen with a bill that would make their activities illegal. It would also make some neighborhood watch programs illegal.

"Now, she is certain that voters made a mistake last November. We are asking the Legislature to reconsider just this one part of 300, which denies financial aid and in-state tuition to college students,” Sinema said. “We feel the voters were unaware of portions of the bill that deny financial assistance to students with non-citizen status."
She wants to undo the tuition restrictions that the voters passed. She is a fruitcake that survived the holiday season.

Is our immigration system a problem?

You decide.

Why women are running out of men to marry.

Could it be the ongoing changes in college enrollments?

Personal savings disaster!

"Savings rate hits 73-year low" screams the headline above the fold on our East Valley Tribune today. Did they forget something? Something like $3.2 trillion in 401(K) and similar savings plans.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

E.V. shivers through coldest January since ’79

Congratulations, East Valley residents and winter visitors: We’ve just endured the coldest January in 28 years. According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix’s official thermometer recorded for the month an average temperature of 52.9 degrees — 3.1 degrees below normal.
Looking at all the Januaries since 1971, 2007’s ranks as the sixth coldest, and not since 1979 has a year’s opening 31 days been so chilly.

“I don’t remember it being warm,” Tony Haffer, meteorologist in charge of the Weather Service’s Phoenix office, said when reminded that Jan. 9 experienced a high of 78. “It was obliterated by all the cold stuff.”

When just considering this January’s average high temperature, the ranking is even more dramatic. That mark of 63.6 degrees is the fourth coldest since 1971.

Haffer explained the low temperatures in the Valley are creeping upward, because of the urban heat island effect. The sprawl of concrete and asphalt means the heat created by sunlight can’t dissipate at night as fast as decades before.

Responsible for the cold weather, Haffer said, was a high-pressure system over the Pacific Northwest. That system’s clockwise rotation pumped cold air from the north down to Arizona.