American Public, Schmerican Public, In The Senate We Do What We Want!

7 06 2007

 

In an age where emotions run high, and the idea of the rule of law is trampled in to the ground our country is beggining to lose our identity. Congress refuses to secure our borders unless we can offer amnesty, President Bush refuses to secure our borders so as not to anger Mexico, or business interests, and it is the American taxpayer who pays the bill. This issue is more important than feeling bad for those who come here illegally or even finding workers to fill jobs that Americans “won’t fill.” This is about how our core values and our most basic liberties are at stake. Now I am no racist, and as a descendent of an illegal immigrant I can understand their desire to come to the United States and make a better life for themselves. The problem is that many of these illegal aliens who come here also take government handouts and clog our hospitals and school systems. In Southern California many emergency rooms have had to close their doors because illegal immigrants will take their families their for medical treatment knowing that they cannot be refused even if they cannot pay. Of all things I can’t believe why any Republican in Congress would even support the current immigration reform bill! Do they not realize that they are contributing to the death of their own party? Hispanics are overwhelmingly Democratic, especially Democrats love to fund social programs and if they came out in force states that are currently very “Red” like Texas and Arizona would soon become very “Blue.” I do not say this without reason, my father is a construction worker in California and the many illegal immigrants that he works with always complain about how rich white people are, and how racist America is, and how the government needs to do more for them so they have a better chance. That is enraging! How dare they feel ENTITLED to special treatment and how dare they think that people in America don’t do an honest days work! My father and Americans like him put in countless hours of labor and work themselves to exhaustion so his family can have a better life, and my father has never expected nor wanted a dime from the government as he sees that as being weak and also it isn’t the government’s job to do that. I don’t want to see my country fail and fall because a massive new influx of “voters” have dramatically altered the political landscape of the United States. Why can’t politicians in Washington do what nearly 80% of Americans want them to do first? Securing the border is the number one security concern for this country. After we secure the border and start up a guest worker program than we can figure out how to deal with the problem of the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. I am so frustrated I can’t even put my thoughts in to a professional coherent format for this blog, so I must apologize if my thoughts are scattered and unorganized. Anyway, thanks you for your continued support of the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!





Its Always Someone Else’s Fault

3 06 2007

 

With the idea of political responsibility being thrown around its nice to see the traditional idea of scapegoating being used again in politics. The leaders of the Democratic Congress issued a press release that publicizes the accomplishments they have had since they took control of Congress five months ago….and that press release is a meager two pages. With the polls showing that the approval ratings for Congress are even lower than that of President Bush’s, Democrats are starting to feel the noose tightening around them. One of the biggest problems they are having is that they have done next to nothing of what they promised to do, and as a time has shown, they continually blame others for their incompetence.  They pledged to end the Iraq War, that is a work in progress I guess. The only thing that they have managed to do was raise the minimum wage, by attaching it to the war spending bill, because I guess it would be more prudent to impede our country’s current economic growth rather than help it out. My frustration with both parties is high, but the Democrats have peaked my frustration. Their leaders spew anti-American rhetoric, such as Sen. Reid’s “The war is lost” statement, and they constantly overstep their powers, such as Rep. Pelosi’s trips to other countries. As if she had ANY power to enact foreign policy. She makes me angrier than all of them, she has even threatened to change House rules in order to quiet down the opposition Republicans. Sounds like a spoiled brat on a power trip who doesn’t like disagreement. They have trumpeted their investigations in the completely legal firing of 8 US Attorneys and just show how they have done nothing. When asked about government spending on embryonic stem cell research, the committee is still out. (As if the government should be funding projects like that.) But they remain confident that no matter what happens the American people will still see them as the responsible and right leaders for America that they claim to be. Well if the polls that they put so much faith in are any indication of a report card I would say to them, “Fat Chance!” Thank you for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

 

 Dems Have Tough Time Enacting Change





We Have To Agree That They Disagree

3 06 2007

    So the tune of today’s hysteria isn’t that of terrorism, nuclear weapons, or even a Barbara Streisand “I Love America…But Not Really” tour. Nope it seems that the single threat that is greater than all of those is that of Global Warming. Leading the charge is of course our fearless, former second-in-command Al Gore. With such claims as, “The science is settled it is now time for action.” Well Mr. Gore I am going to have to disagree, you see a solid chunk of the climatologist community, 49% according to some polls, do not even believe in Global Warming. Why has the public at large not been told of this? I am at a loss for words other than the fact that the mainstream media doesn’t care about facts as they have an agenda and their friends in these radical groups and authoritarian activists would be very upset if they started to report reality. Now I have no problem if you believe in Global Warming, but do not even presume to think that you have the right to tell us how to deal with it. If you want to change it than go ahead and change your life to be more eco-friendly. One of the basic principles of this country is our priceless individual freedom, and such calls by some to outlaw trucks and SUV’s, limit our bathroom trips to one sheet of toilet paper, and other ridiculous measures are all infringements on our personal freedoms. Now I don’t believe in being excessively wasteful but you have the right to use as much or as little as you can. I am so afraid of the hysteria that is being caused by the THEORY of global warming. It just seems like a perfect opportunity for the government to come in through the back door and take more control of our lives. I had faith that not much would be done, especially since President Bush has been such a stalwart foe of global warming but now that it seems to be politically expedient he has reversed himself and called for carbon emission reductions to be in place by the end of his term. Where is our country going? All I can hope for is that at least there will be more journalists that recognize the value of publicizing the dissent in the scientific community over the monster of global warming. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

 

Consensus Article





Whatever Happened To The Rule Of Law? I Miss That Guy….

30 05 2007

 

Once again it seems that a basic principle of this country is being sacrificed because of the mere convenience of the moment. It is obvious that here in the United States we have a massive illegal immigration problem. I especially have a problem with the new bill though that is coming through Congress, in that it grants amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants that are living here in this country. Now I know that it doesn’t specifically say amnesty but no matter what you call it a rose is still a rose. Now I have NO problem with immigrants. This country was founded on immigration and I love how people just want to come to the United States because of the limitless opportunity that exists here, and for those of you who just assume that I am an ignorant, Mexican hating, conservative, please just stop. I am part Hispanic and my grandfather was an illegal immigrant. I truly sympathize with those people who want to come to this great nation and make a better life for themselves and that speaks to the problem in our current immigration system if we cannot find a better system to let more people come here to make a better a life for themselves, but just giving all of the people in this country who are here illegally a, for all intensive purposes, visa that will never expire is a slap in the face to all of those who came here legally. But to me the more important issue is the state of our nation’s borders. They are in complete disarray and the crime by the borders is very high. If there is going to be any approach to this issue it will have to be in parts. The number one priority of this country should be to secure its borders. A country cannot exist if it cannot define itself as a nation with its own borders and enforce them to keep all threats out. Once the borders are secured, and once we see progress in that area than we can start to focus on dealing with those peoples who are in this country illegally. I know illegal immigrants from all corners of the globe, not just Mexico. I pray that Congress does not pass this bill that coming through its different chambers, because I know President Bush will not veto it. He is asking the members of Congress to stand up to their districts and pass it. I am shocked by his audacity as the members of Congress are elected to REPRESENT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. If the people in their district say that they don’t want it passed than DON’T pass it. If your representative does vote for it than don’t re-elect him, its that simple. I am no racist and I am definitely trying to split families apart but I just want some accountability for the members of Congress who seem to think that they can do what they want whether the people want it or not, and the disgusting claims of the president that those of us who oppose it are trying to create fear in the people is ridiculous. The problem that the president has is that he doesn’t want the people to figure out that he is pandering to the business’ in this country that want the cheaper labor. I don’t know what else to say, I am just so angry that there is such inaction, and finger pointing, and that the “leaders” of this country who we voted in to office, will not even uphold one of the most important elements of our founding, the Rule of Law. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

 

Article on President Bush and Illegal Immigration





Where is the snooze button for these alarmists?

21 05 2007

 

So we arrive at it again. The continuing hysteria over the THEORY of global warming. Between the ever present propaganda machine that is “The Inconvenient Truth” and now the new film that will be released by Leonardo DiCaprio it seems that there is no stopping the titan of global warming. When is this going to stop? When will society at large finally be told that there are two sides to this debate? It gets worse, because it seems that in Canada they show Gore’s movie and claim that the film is in fact a two sided debate. It would not be academically sound to toss out the theory of global warming because there is not conclusive scientific evidence to discredit. It would be equally irresponsible to see it as complete fact and as the literal end of the world. One of academia’s leading climatologists Reid Bryson calls the latest fears on global warming “absurd”, while other leading climatologists are calling the debate “completely irrational.” Even figures such as the president of the Czech Republic publicly announced that this hysteria will get us no where since we need to look at all the facts. The point is that we do not know enough about our planet and its ever changing atmosphere. I am not calling for a blind eye on global warming because I agree that humanity is exceedingly wasteful and should be more responsible but at the same time, in the US especially, the public needs to educate themselves and than decide as to whether or not they are going to believe in this theory and if so how they are going to act on it. My only fear, since I do not currently subscribe to the theory of global warming, is that this will be become even more politicized and that the government will move to “protect the citizens of our country from themselves.” Sheryl Crow for example claims that we need to impose such radical measures as limiting a bathroom trip to one square of toilet paper. I have no problems if people want to impose that on themselves but in Western society at large we have the freedom as individuals to waste or waste not, and here in the US we do not have a “nanny” government telling us what we can and can’t do in terms of such personal things as that. I see the growing hysteria as being promoted by the media at large but they are not being journalists of integrity by presenting both sides of the issue. I simply wish that there would be more of a civilized and rational outlook on this issue and I could certainly do without anymore comments from those such as Mr. DiCaprio in saying that humanity faces extinction. I believe that the most important thing we need right now is patience. We should let scientists from both sides of the argument conduct more research and draw up more conclusive arguments. As always thank you for reading, let us know your thoughts, and of course tell your friends about us! Also, the picture really has nothing to do with the article I just thought it was hilarious.

Wisconsin Climatologist Article

Canadian Schools Article

 

 





Look at em! All lined up in a row!

16 05 2007

 So  last night was the highly anticipated debate for the various Republican presidential candidates in South Carolina. Now this is the second in what seems to be a number of upcoming debates for these various candidates, who were all nicely organized in a row up on stage, and are desperately trying to win over the hearts and minds of the average rank and file Republican party members in these important primary states. The candidates were much more relaxed and able to tell the viewers and potential voters just how they would be the most capable person to lead the Republican party to victory in 2008. Well as with any debate there are winners and there are losers. Our winners: Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Duncan Hunter. Giuliani and Huckabee were without a doubt in my mind the biggest winners last night for a number of reasons. Giuliani was able to be passionate and show that he is tough on terror and that no one better than him understands the horror of 9/11 and that he is resolved to defeat terrorists no matter the cost, and will do nearly anything to keep American lives out of danger. By focusing on his stance against terror and for a strong military he was able to deflect scrutiny and criticism on his pro-choice stance in a very pro-life party.  Gov. Mike Huckabee was also a big winner last night as he was able to not only establish his views on the war on terror and other critical issues but also he, more so than any other candidate, was able to establish something of a connection with the people in South Carolina. He emphasized his being from the South one of the few candidates in the field who is Southern, and got quite a few laughs out of the crowd. He did especially well when he made  a certain joke about spending as much money as, “John Edwards in a beauty shop.” This let people see Huckabee as a real person and as a truly conservative candidate. One that the party has been aching for. Now we move on to the less popular losers. The biggest loser was, ironically one of the skinniest candidates, without a doubt Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Now I personally like the congressmen and I am very proud of him as a Republican and as a politician even though I have disagreed with him on a number of issues. But in my mind he has to be the biggest loser from last night. He in essence blamed America for getting attacked on 9/11, which led to Mayor Giuliani’s emotional and confrontational response in which he asked for a retraction on Congressmen Paul’s part. The congressmen was asked a number of times by the different moderators if he was out of step with his own party and if he should be seeking a nomination elsewhere but he didn’t back down as he stood up for his beliefs. The other loser who in my mind was simply outperformed was Gov. Tommy Thompson. Gov. Thompson’s main problem was that he appeared stodgy and stiff while the other candidates were much more relaxed and personable. One of the nicest things that I found was the restraint practiced by candidates in not referring to President Ronald Reagan every ten seconds. In the California debate a week and a half ago, his name was used more than anything else as each candidate tried to paint themselves as the next Ronald Reagan. So that about wraps up todays thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate debate, keep reading The Southpaw and as always let us know your thoughts!