Thursday, May 27, 2010

Political Telephone Calls

I am a political junkie; politics fascinate me. That said, I am sick unto death of getting telephone calls at my home from politicians asking me to vote for them! It used to be that telemarketers would call, but that's now illegal. Of course, politicians exempted themselves from that ban--imagine that!

A number of years ago, a disc jockey named Tom Mabe turned the tables on a telemarketer. How many of us wish we could to this to those pesky political calls?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Progressive Fascism

I’ve accused progressives of flirting with fascism before, and I’m going to do it again. One reason is that progressives have no problem using fascist tactics, whether the “Big Lie” (“911 was an inside job”) or intimidating opponents’ families.

A recent example was this past Sunday, when a crowd of 500 purple-shirted SEIU thugs were bussed into a residential neighborhood, blocked traffic and trespassed on private property of an attorney for Bank of America.

They claimed they were protesting “corporate greed” (forget that SEIU owes BoA $90 million or that the union is attempting to organize BoA’s tellers — It’s all about “corporate greed”).

Since the only person in the attorney’s home at the time was his teenage son, the thugs settled for intimidating him. The youngster locked himself in a bathroom until the “protesters” finally left.

What is perhaps more disturbing in my mind is that not only were there were no arrests, but that the local police actually escorted the SEIU thugs to the scene and then protected them.

In the ’20s and ’30s, police would escort Germany’s Brown Shirts to and from their demonstrations; in 2010, police are doing the same thing for America’s Purple Shirts.

So, yes, I call them fascists.

For more in his incident, click here, here or here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Advice to Opponents of Arizona’s New Law

It really helps to know what your talking about before opening your mouth. As Mark Twain once said, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Thursday, May 20, 2010

At Least One Congressman Get It

Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) understands what happened this week when Mexico's president, with the connivance of Democrats, had the temerity to lecture our Congress on American immigration policy. I wish we had more like him in government.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Arizona to Boycott Los Angeles?

The Los Angeles City Council has announced it will boycott the state of Arizona and Arizona-based companies in protest of Arizona's recent efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration. However, it seems that Los Angeles might be facing a boycott itself. Arizona is threating to withhold electricty from the City of Angeles in protest.

Here is a letter sent by Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa concerning the matter.

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).

You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)

I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.

People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.


Commissioner Gary Pierce

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Original ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you BOB HOPE and JAMES CAGNEY!

(from the movie “The Seven Little Foys” 1955)

Hey, not everything's about politics

Saturday, May 8, 2010

¡Viva La Raza!

If you are still wondering why Arizona believed it needed to take action to protect itself from illegal immigrants, perhaps this speaker from a 2007 demonstration in Los Angeles will answer the question for you.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Illegal Immigaration is not a Laughing Matter, Mr. President

President Obama’s answer to how Arizona reacts to Washington’s failure to secure the borders is with humor. Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t think it’s a laughing matter.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Shape of Things to Come?

The following is an actual Tax Amnesty ad now airing in Pennsylvania. “Creepy” isn’t too strong a word to describe this video. And some people want an even bigger, more powerful government?