Archive for April, 2007

Mexifornia Five Years Later

Posted: 30 Apr 2007 in Politics

Another great piece by Victor Davis Hanson

Mexifornia, Five Years Later
Victor Davis Hanson

The flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.

In the Spring 2002 issue of City Journal, I wrote an essay about growing up in the central San Joaquin Valley and witnessing firsthand, especially over the last 20 years, the ill effects of illegal immigration (City Journal’s editors chose the title of the piece: “Do We Want Mexifornia?”). Controversy over my blunt assessment of the disaster of illegal immigration from Mexico led to an expanded memoir, Mexifornia, published the following year by Encounter Press.

Mexifornia came out during the ultimately successful campaign to recall California governor Gray Davis in autumn 2003. A popular public gripe was that the embattled governor had appeased both employers and the more radical Hispanic politicians of the California legislature on illegal immigration. And indeed Davis had signed legislation allowing driver’s licenses for illegal aliens that both houses of state government had passed. So it was no wonder that the book sometimes found its way into both the low and high forms of the political debate. On the Internet, a close facsimile of a California driver’s license circulated, with a picture of a Mexican bandit (the gifted actor Alfonso Bedoya of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), together with a demeaning height (5’4”), weight (“too much”), and sex (“mucho”) given. “Mexifornia” was emblazoned across the top where “California” usually is stamped on the license.


Latest Democrat Loser

Posted: 26 Apr 2007 in Politics

Suspect Arrested In Republican Party Scare

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — By Frank Curreri FOX5Vegas.comA man has been arrested in connection with an incident earlier this month, when someone pressed a rifle to the face of a Nevada Republican Party official and threatened to “take action” if President George W. Bush vetoed a particular piece of legislation.


MIchael Yon

Posted: 26 Apr 2007 in Politics

Michael Yon has a new dispatch out today.
Go read it, he’s an excellent writer and he’s in the thick of it.

Desires of the Human Heart, Part One
A short journey with an American Army unit, at war

Reality in Iraq

Gunshots ring out at three in the morning as I write these first sentences. Gunshots, providing muse and meter for this dispatch home to America. Gunshots, three of them. The war is close.


Coast Guard all over it!
Way to go fellas!
Kudos to all.

Coast Guard Makes Record Drug Bust of 40,000 Pounds of Cocaine

Monday, April 23, 2007

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday began unloading more than 40,000 pounds of cocaine seized from three ships off the Central American coast, including one bust called the largest in U.S. maritime history.

The Coast Guard boarded a 330-foot ship heading north off the Pacific coast of Panama last month and discovered about 38,000 pounds of cocaine in two shipping containers, officials said.

The bust was the largest single sea-based seizure of cocaine by a U.S. agency, Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Leshak said.


I agree.
The troops are disrespected always.

Soldier: Honor troops like Va. Tech dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Army sergeant complained in a rare opinion article that the U.S. flag flew at half-staff last week at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan for those killed at Virginia Tech but the same honor is not given to fallen U.S. troops here and in Iraq.

In the article issued Monday by the public affairs office at Bagram military base north of Kabul, Sgt. Jim Wilt lamented that his comrades’ deaths have become a mere blip on the TV screen, lacking the “shock factor” to be honored by the Stars and Stripes as the deaths at Virginia Tech were.

“I find it ironic that the flags were flown at half-staff for the young men and women who were killed at VT, yet it is never lowered for the death of a U.S. service member,” Wilt wrote.

He noted that Bagram obeyed President Bush’s order last week that all U.S. flags at federal locations be flown at half-staff through April 22 to honor 32 people killed at Virginia Tech by a 23-year-old student gunman who then killed himself.


This Goes out to Dingy Harry

Posted: 23 Apr 2007 in Politics

Whassup My Nappy Headed Hos!

Posted: 20 Apr 2007 in Politics

I thought this was one hell of an article.

by J.J. Jackson
Whassup My Nappy Headed Hos!

Well, Don Imus has done it. The mumbling fool has once again proven, completely unwittingly of course, that there are just some things that you cannot say without drawing the ire of so-called leaders of a particular group (any group) unless you are a member of that group.

What’s that? Double standard? Oh no. You don’t understand. It’s not a double standard. It’s a carefully constructed redistribution of responsibility. This alleviates people decreed as special from being held to the same standards to which others are held. All this is done by establishing fluid and nebulous rules determined by the self proclaimed protectors of said group.