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The Great Uniter Has Angered Another World Leader

Posted by Casey on January 30, 2009

President Obama can’t catch a break. He keeps upsetting world leaders. The latest to take a swing at him is Castro.

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Nobel Prize Economists Tell Obama He’s Wrong On Stimulus Plan

Posted by Casey on January 30, 2009

This is common sense stuff, but the masses seem so ignorant about history that they are willing to let this thing do its damage. We’ve tried these stimulus packages before … they failed. Japan has tried them before … they failed. Europe has tried them … they also failed. Stimulus packages like this have never worked, and never will work.
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200 top economic minds signed a national ad published in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal against the trillion dollar spending binge proposed by democrats. The ad, sponsored by the Cato Institute, blasts the massive boondoggle that funds liberal projects under the guise of “stimulating” the economy.

“There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.”

President-Elect Barack Obama
January 9, 2009
With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true. Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we the undersigned do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. More government spending did not solve Japan’s “lost decade” in the 1990s. As such, it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today.

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Conservative Blogoshere Is Finally Taking My Idea About Pepsi & Obama & Running With It

Posted by Casey on January 21, 2009

In early January I saw a Pepsi commercial with their new logo, and immediately noticed that Pepsi was copying the Obama logo. A week later I blogged it here.

Pepsi then started adding pro-Obama elements to their advertising a week after I pointed it out to everyone.

Now prominent conservative blogs are taking my observation, and running with it on their own blogs. Thanks for the props guys, or lack thereof.

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Obama Becomes The Nation’s 6th Biracial President

Posted by Casey on January 20, 2009

Obama isn’t black … he’s biracial, and he isn’t the first biracial president either. What will they say when we have a full-blooded black president? Will they then become the first black president, or the second?

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Iranian Streets “On Fire” In Celebration Of Obama’s Inauguration

Posted by Casey on January 20, 2009

As I told you the other day … Obama is having some problems delivering on his promise to mend fences with Iran, and our allies.

Let the festivities continue!

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No One Else Will Do It So I Will. The Cardinals Will Win Super Bowl XLIII!

Posted by Casey on January 20, 2009

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UPDATE:

Well, the Cardinals had the game won, but bad defense and bad officiating won the game for the Steelers … again.  Why is it that the Steelers can never win a Super Bowl without controversial officiating?

Until the 4th quarter, the refs were calling everything against the Cardinals … no matter how ridiculous it was.  At the same time, they would have no calls on repeated holding penalties by the Steelers that allowed them to convert on long downs.  They even tried to let the Steelers off the hook when Parker clearly didn’t get out of the endzone for a safety.  At least they corrected that mistake on the next play, but it was a penalty that was too flagrant to ignore.

The fact that the Cardinals had two successful challenges against the refs was proof the game wasn’t called well.  Nonetheless, the Cardinals had their chance to seal the deal, and didn’t.

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For the record … I am NOT a Cardinals fan.  Nor have I ever been a Cardinals fan.  I also like the Steelers, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan.  So this is not based on any bias I have either way.

I honestly think the Cardinals will defeat the Steelers in the Super Bowl for a whole host of reasons. Whisenhunt is going to prepare the Cardinals to beat the Steelers, and shock the world. He has an axe to grind with the Steelers organization, he knows how to beat the Steelers’ defense, and he is an expert play caller who will make his experience visible on game day.

This is not a popular opinion, but I’m almost always right in calling the Super Bowl when I don’t have a dog in the fight.

I think the stellar offense of the Cardinals will eventually have their way with a banged up Steelers defense. The Steelers have no one who can cover Fitzgerald at all … let alone with Boldin on the field. The Steelers’ offense isn’t that good, and the Cardinals’ defense is playing well right now. They remind me a lot of the Colts a couple years ago when they all of a sudden had a defense in the playoffs. Big Ben is prone to being picked off when the Steelers fall behind, and I fully expect the Cardinals to create turnovers.

There is another team that is built a lot like the Steelers … the Panthers. We all saw what the Cardinals did to them.

I’m also a believer in karma. The Steelers are due to get their asses kicked in the Super Bowl. The fact is, the Steelers didn’t win their last Super Bowl … the referees won it for them, and every football fan knows that truth.

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Bush Responsible For The Most Successful Military Campaign In US History

Posted by Casey on January 19, 2009

Man, I love kicking the enemy’s ass! This is the sort of thing that makes you want to down a bottle of scotch, and toast your enemy’s death. GO BUSH!!
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Before President George W. Bush leaves office it’s only fitting to give credit to where credit it due. Although you would not know this from the anti-Bush media or democrats, the US military has waged the most successful major military campaign in American history these past 8 years.
The War on Terror has been an amazing success not only in what has been accomplished but in what it has cost in lives. Two brutal regimes were obliterated, Al-Qaeda was decimated, fledgling democracies were established. But, most importantly, the US was able to do this while sacrificing the fewest number of soldiers monthly than in any other military campaign in US history. In fact, the US today is losing fewer soldiers each month in Iraq and Afghanistan combined than the average number of soldiers lost monthly during the Clinton years (~35 to 78).

Here’s how the War on Terror stacks up with other US Wars:

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The population today in the US is much larger than when these previous wars were fought. If you factor that in it really puts things into perspective.

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Good Lord: More “Obama’s Going To Pay All My Bills” Lunacy.

Posted by Casey on January 19, 2009

A state senator from Maryland donned an Obama watch, and said that it didn’t matter her state was broke … as long as Obama was president.

I wonder what it’s like to not give a crap about not being able to pay your bills, because some guy somewhere may give you money. Even though he never promised to do so. Come to think of it … that’s an awful lot like the Christian religious zealots (not everyday Christians) saying that God will provide for them. Oh wait … same thing.

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Recycled Greatness: Border Patrol Rips Agency Chief … Defends Ramos & Compean

Posted by Casey on January 19, 2009

The final Recycled Greatness for today looks back at when the Border Patrol Union openly defended Ramos and Compean while criticizing their chief. All of this is in honor of Bush commuting the sentences for Ramos and Compean.

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Good news out of the illegal immigration front today. The Border Patrol union release a no-confidence resolution against their chief for failing to back up Ramos and Compean.

Fox News:

In a unanimous decision agreed to on Sunday, the top leadership of the National Border Patrol Council lambasted Aguilar for his silence on behalf of Ignacio Ramos, 37, and Jose Alonso Compean, 28. The two are serving 11 and 12 year prison sentences, respectively, as a result of testimony given by a a drug-smuggler who claimed his civil rights were violated when he was shot in the buttocks trying to run across the Mexico border after dropping 743 pounds of marijuana during their pursuit of him.

The only people who believe their imprisonment is justified are criminals, or the ignorant. The case is open and shut as far as their innocence is concerned, and it seems the Border Patrol agents agree. If you need to get caught up … start here.

The Border Patrol also attacked their chief’s support of amnesty.

Among other clauses, the resolution accuses the chief of “shamelessly promoting amnesty and a greatly expanded guest-worker program as key elements of the solution to the illegal immigration crisis” despite intense opposition from front-line agents “who risk their lives enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.” It also criticizes the agency’s willingness “to cut corners in the hiring and training” of new agents.

There has been a huge movement to get President Bush to pardon these two agents. It recently gained serious momentum when it was discovered that the prosecutor and judge had lied to the jury in the case, and withheld evidence that would have cleared Ramos and Compean of any wrongdoing.

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Recycled Greatness: Does Border Chief Work For Drug Cartel?

Posted by Casey on January 19, 2009

I’m starting to consider the possibility.

Whenever I talk about the border I always get someone who claims that there is a conspiracy. Not that someone is allowing our country to be conquered, but that high ranking Border Patrol and government officials are on the take. In other words … the reason they don’t stop illegals and the drugs coming across the border is that they are being paid off. Most likely by the drug cartels who not only smuggle drugs across the border, but people too.

To prove my point … I will link four major stories dealing with the current Border Patrol sector chief of Laredo, Carlos X. Carrillo.

Carrillo made headlines a couple of weeks ago when he proclaimed that it was not the Border Patrol’s job to stop illegal immigrants, or narcotics, from crossing the border. Naturally this was outrageous, yielded great criticism.

Carrillo’s comments soon became laughable as he went on to proclaim that the Border Patrol was not equipped to stop illegals or drugs … yet was somehow was equipped to stop terrorism.

I decided to go to the Border Patrol’s website to see if, in fact, their mission did not include illegals or drugs. I knew the answer, but it was still worth looking into. After I confirmed the Border Patrols mission, I decided to go the the Laredo sector’s webpage. What I found sent me into gut-busting laughter, and left me with tears running down my cheeks.

Only days after Laredo sector chief Carrillo said that immigration and drugs were not his problem … there it was. Right there on the Laredo sector’s page of the Border Patrol’s website was a letter written by, and signed by, Laredo sector chief Carlos X. Carrillo.


It contradicted everything Carrillo had said just days before. In the letter posted on the site, Carrillo says:

Our primary function is to enforce the immigration laws and prevent illegal entry of aliens into the country.

I ended my previous with a question. “I wonder what changed his mind,” I said.

Now, I think I have the answer, but more on that in a minute.

After Carrillo’s ludicrous comments, Republican presidential candidate, Tom Tancredo, called for Carrillo to be fired.

WND:

U.S. Border Patrol sector chief Carlos X. Carrillo should be removed from his post after telling a town hall meeting in Texas the agency’s job “is not to stop illegal immigrants,” says Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Tancredo called on David Aguilar, the chief of the U.S, Office of Border Patrol, to remove Carrillo from his leadership position.

“I hope David Aguilar will repudiate Carrillo’s statements and remove him from a leadership position in the agency,” Tancredo said in a statement released by his office. “Anything less will leave doubts about the integrity of the agency’s top management and its commitments to controlling illegal entry into our country.”

To the surprise of many, Aguilar defended Carrillo’s statements.

Aguilar, however, defended Carrillo and said the comments were taken out of context. He said the Border Patrol’s mission “is to protect our country’s borders from all threats. Our highest priority is keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering our country.”

The problem with Aguilar’s defense of Carrillo is that they weren’t taken out of context at all, and Carrillo did not say that the Border Patrol’s job is to protect our border from all threats. He said:

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Border Patrol’s job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol’s job is not to stop narcotics � or contraband or narcotics � the Border Patrol’s mission is not to stop criminals. The Border Patrol’s mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country.”

Kind of hard to take that out of context, isn’t it?

So far, Tancredo’s call for Carrillo’s job hasn’t come to fruition. However, a few days after Tancredo’s statements … Carrillo apologized.

Liberty Post:

A Border Patrol chief yesterday apologized for saying the agency’s mission is stopping terrorists, not illegal aliens or drug smugglers, a stance that outraged congressional lawmakers.

“It’s painfully obvious to me that I could have done a better job of articulating my talking points,” said sector Chief Carlos X. Carrillo, who made the controversial comments last week at a town hall meeting in Laredo, Texas.

The article goes on to describe the outrage of Republican lawmakers at Carrillo’s comments.

Carrillo also describes what he “really” said.

“It was a two-hour town hall meeting,” Chief Carrillo said. “One of the issues we discussed was illegal immigration. I said the Border Patrol cannot address the causes of illegal immigration. We’re not supposed to address it. Our focus is enforcement, our focus is enforcement at the border.”

A far cry different than what was reported.

Shortly after Carrillo’s apology, there was another big story about Laredo in the news.

The AP did an expose on the drug cartels in Laredo, and how violent they are.

Mexican drug lords locked in a bloody fight for control of a pipeline that runs from Mexico to Dallas and up through middle America have brazenly stationed hit squads and reconnaissance teams in Laredo.

Maybe, just maybe it’s not so brazen if the sector chief of the Border Patrol doesn’t feel it’s in his job description to deal with drug cartels.

Over the past few years, the Mexican Gulf Cartel and its rival Sinaloa Cartel have carried out a terrifying bloodbath in Nuevo Laredo, where the traffickers have a saying: “Plata o plomo” — “Silver or lead.” So far, the worst of the violence has been confined to Mexico.

“Our mission is to make sure it doesn’t cross over,” said Jesse Guillen, a Laredo prosecutor who obtained guilty pleas from Reta and another hitman for the Gulf Cartel earlier this year. “Is it under control? Let’s see.”

Unlike many other drug-related killings, the Laredo slayings often involve careful planning, explicit orders and surveillance of law enforcement officers, Guillen said. And arrests aren’t easy: In most cases, the killers flee back across the border.

Gee, if only we had an agency to prevent them from going back and forth across the border. Too bad sector chief Carrillo has better things to do … like hunt Osama bin Laden.

Gone also is the grudging respect once accorded U.S. law enforcement. Holdridge said he and his wife have occasionally been followed by suspected cartel members as they drive around town.

You can’t respect people you’ve paid off, can you?

Hitmen were paid $500 a week, according to Laredo police. When a job was done, they could get a bonus of $10,000 and two kilos of cocaine, police said in court documents.

The cartels have studied U.S. law enforcement procedures and know how to stymie officers.

Yeah, with cold, hard cash.

Cartels sometimes send out “suicide loads” — smaller piles of marijuana or cash that traffickers know will get caught by local law enforcement. Such busts tie up officers with paperwork for hours, giving traffickers time to drive a bigger load through unnoticed, Holdridge said.

I left that last part in there to illustrate what may have happened in the Ramos, Compean case.

Is Carrillo on the take? I don’t know, but his behavior is dubious at best. Tancredo’s calls for him to be removed are correct, and should go without saying. We need sector chiefs that don’t double-talk, and contradict themselves. We need tough, smart agents who will not allow Laredo to turn into killing fields. Regardless of if Carrillo is corrupt … he has shown he can not get the job done in his sector.

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