Friday, January 26, 2007

Who Is Bonkers?

Today's WSJ Opinion Journal carries an article by an unidentified writer titled, Bonkers at the Border.LINK

The writer complains that some political leaders and Lou Dobbbs are guilty of "pseudo-reporting designed to rile up" Americans "rather than inform them of the facts."
I think most of us know that Ramos and Compean did indeed violate rules of the Border Guard for which they should be punished and possibly lose their jobs. These two may not represent the best of the Border Guard. The writer notes they had been disciplined by the Guard in the past for violation of rules.

The pseudo reporting of the articles writer, while purporting to tell the facts totally overlooks what has outraged the American citizens, namely granting the drug smuggler IMMUNITY for the crime of bringing illegal drugs into the USA at the time of this incident and a second drug carrying foray into the USA. Our government provided, at taxpayers expense, the best medical care for the criminal smuggler who now plans to sue for more taxpayers dollars.

As an American citizen, I am outraged at the seeming preference given to illegal aliens. Why was the testimony of a known alien drug dealer given such credence?

Illegal aliens repeatedly are granted immunity for breaking our laws by granting "sanctuary" and by the senate plan to give them a path to citizenship. Why does our government seek to severely penalize American citizens as criminals while giving IMMUNITY to an illegal smuggler? Why does our government want to give illegals a choice of which years they might be willing to pay taxes on? Why does our government want to include illegal aliens in Social Security that citizens work a minimum of 40 quarters to qualify for? Why does our government want to grant citizenship or a pathway to citizenship to persons who enter our nation illegally?

When will our government begin to strictly enforce laws against illegal entry and prosecute the illegals and the persons or businesses employing them with the vigor used in prosecuting Ramos and Compean? When will our government sentence illegal aliens as severely as they do our citizens? A few scattered raids is not enough.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Support Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Research

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 17, 2007 ( - "Together with researchers from Stanford University, stem cell researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute have succeeded in replacing the immune system and bone marrow cells in mice using adult stem cells, reports The researchers in this particular study used multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs) which can be extracted from bone marrow tissue and differentiated into specific cellular groups that have the unique capability to develop into other cell types including neural, muscle and bone tissue."

"The MAPCs did not reproduce into foreign tissue or produce tumors in any of the study subjects as embryonic stem cells have been known to do in other studies."

These tests have thus far not been used in human trials, but imagine the number of patients with leukemias that this has potential to treat.

Do any of our people in Congress read anything about the current research and results of stem cell research. If they do, how can they continue to push to spend taxpayers' money to fund the one line of research (embryonic) that has yet to have one positive result?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mourning the Fallen Angels of Iraq...

Mohammed writes of his grief at the deaths of the children at Iraq The Model.
How these monsters can claim they are on the side of Allah is beyond me.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sharia Law??

The Minneapolis/St. Paul airport is facing another challenge. Remember the "flying Imans"? A majority of Taxi Drivers who serve the airport happen to be Muslim. They are refusing to transport passengers who have purchased alcohol or blind passengers with Seeing Eye dogs. This offends their religious beliefs and they demand the right to refuse service to some person because they beleive that alcohol violates their faith and dogs saliva is unclean.

I am not familiar with all the licensing rules for taxis but it seems to me that unless a person is actually imbibing alcohol, puking or falling down drunk they deserve to be picked up and taken to their destination. Rules that might allow Muslim drivers to refuse service to someone carrying closed bottles of alchol would be wrong. The Muslim is not forced to consume alcohol. We have laws that force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion meds. We have laws that force the Roman Catholic adoption agencies to place children with gay parents. For persons with deep Christian convictions to feel they are having an active role in dispensing pills to abort a fetus or place a child in what they feel is not a desirable environment is far worse than carrying a passenger in posession of alcohol. The Muslim does not have to make it, sell it or consume it. If this is a big problem for the Muslims, perhaps they need to seek other work as have pharmacists and social agencies that stop providing adoption services because they cannot in good conscience violate deeply held religious convictions.

I respect Muslims who uphold their beliefs, but they deserve no more special treatment than those of any other religion. If a job or a work situation offends your sincere beliefs, seek other employment, do not attempt to impose your convictions on people with the legal right to purchase alcohol or travel with a companion animal. Muslims opted to come to America to live. They deserve respect but have no right to insist we accomodate them by changing our laws and regulations.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Message for Nancy Pelosi

A Little Humility Please!

Your self-congratulatory parties and your verbal boasting about how powerful you are is a turn-off.
Seeing a woman rise to a top job in any field can send a positive message to young women, but it would be even more positive if you demonstrated a little reserve in your actions and speech. Talent and wisdom, if present, will reveal themselves. All of your preening and self glorification reveal your ego but nothing of your potential abilities. It is my hope, that under all of your publicity seeking behavior, there might be some recognition that Congress works for the people and the well being of our nation and not for your personal gratification and elevation to celebrity status. Try to remember you are a SERVANT of the people and not our QUEEN.