Sarah Palin’s Alaska Week Three

28 11 2010

Week three of Sarah’s Alaska. Tonight we got an introduction to more of the Palin clan, and a more in-depth look at the Palin family fishing business.

So what did all of you think of this episode? I have some positive comments but I would like to hear from you first.

Gio-





Obama’s Life Threatened

26 11 2010

Well- well- well-, it seems the nut crazy folks are not from the Tea-Parties or Conservatives after all. Its Obama’s very own people that want him dead!

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Michael Stephen Bowden, an elderly veteran, has been arrested after threatening to kill President Obama, according to multiple reports. Bowden was detained in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

According to WYFF, a Secret Service affidavit alleges that Bowden told a Veterans Affairs nurse that he felt suicidal and that he was “thinking of traveling to Washington, D.C., to shoot the president because he was not doing enough to help African Americans.”

WLOX reports that Secret Service agents followed up with Bowden at his home, at which point the elderly veteran wrote a harrowing sworn statement in which he claimed, “If I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.”

According to the affidavit (PDF link), Bowden also “admitted to telling the Veterans Administration clinic nurse he had suicidal thoughts at times, and if he could kill anyone ‘I would kill, if possible, the President, for what he has done to this country.”

The affidavit also alleges that Bowden had three semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle near his bed.

WYFF reports that Bowden, a former New York City policeman and firefighter, has been charged with threats against the president.





Happy Thanksgiving To All

24 11 2010

With all we have lost, we still need to give thanks for being the best country in the world. While sitting around with your family eating our blessed bounty, remind them that all we have can be lost if we are not mindful of the freedoms we must protect. God bless all of you on our day of giving thanks.

 

 Remember to save God a seat at your table this year. After all, we would not be the country of plenty without him.

Happy Thanksgiving 

   

Gio- 





Sarah Palin’s Alaska Week Two

21 11 2010

Lets keep up with the program until it ends and see if, and/or why attitudes change towards Sarah.

Just a quick personal note: I have read all kinds of mean-spirited tripe from progressives and country-club Republicans since her show last Sunday, and my wife and I have talked about all the garbage. We have come to one conclusion that’s much different from the Palin haters… Considering her kids have such a high-profile Mom, the kids seem very normal and well adjusted. If any of you have had to raise teenagers you know what I’m talking about.

Looking forward to comments about tonights show.

Gio-





Palin Targeted: White Powder Mailed to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

21 11 2010

This is getting rediculous. What was once termed BHS – Bush Hatred Syndrome has now transferred to PHS – Palin Hatred Syndrome.

Story here… http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/11/20/2010-11-20_dancing_with_the_stars_rocked_by_bristol_palin_fan_mail_containing_white_powder_.html

Gio-





Terrorists 1 – USA 0

19 11 2010

This has puzzled me for the past few days because once the announcement was made that Ahmed Ghailani had been found guilty of only one minor charge, I expected the media to pounce on Obama’s decision to try him in a civilian court. But then we got >>> ***crickets*** chirping.

Why only a few people have spoken up about this is a mystery to me. Could it be that Americans don’t understand what happened here? I don’t know. If I had more pull with the media in this country I would be shaping the argument along these lines… “Today the Terrorists fought us in court and they WON”.

Eric Holder and Barack Obama need to be held accountable for this massive screw-up, but it seems that not many people really care. I care, and I’m saddened that many do NOT care. Below is a copy of one persons thoughts from an another blog. Notice how this person, who claims to be upset about the verdict, doesn’t show any anger or passion.

God help us if we have lost our will to fight.

Gio-

Obama and Holder got there way and tried former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court. Not guilty in federal court on more than 280 charges in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The best witness for the prosecution was not allowed to testify because they found out about him while getting Ghailani to talk.

Ghailani was the explosives buyer allegedly. 
From the article below: 
“The day before the bombings, Ghailani boarded a one-way flight to Pakistan under an alias, prosecutors said. While on the run, he spent time in Afghanistan as a cook and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and later as a document forger for Al Qaeda, authorities said.”

Thankfully they did pin one charge on him or he would be exonerated completely.
He was found guilty for only one charge, conspiracy to destroy government buildings.





God Bless Texas!

18 11 2010

There may be hope for the younger generation in the USA after all. Well, at least those coming from Texas. It seems that in-state tuition prices being offered to Illegals is not as popular in Texas as they are in hopeless California.

Gio-

Texas A&M Students Protest Tuition Break for Illegals

In Texas, however, the tuition struggle between legal and illegal residents is being fought out in a different venue: the student Senate at Texas A&M University.

According to one press report, the position of the students’ representatives is very clear. The actions of the student Senate are non-binding on the university, but as Hilary Albrecht, the speaker of the Senate, told The Battalion:

The decision of the vote would not bind the University in any way, but it would reflect the opinion of the student body…. If the bill passes, it would recommend to Texas A&M University to lobby the state government to discontinue in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

Although the student body has no authority to exclude any illegal alien from having access to “in-state” tuition rates, by a 48-21 vote on November 3, the student Senate approved SB 63-11. The bill resolved:

(1):    That it is the opinion of the students of Texas A&M University that persons residing in the United States illegally should not receive in-state tuition at Texas A&M; and,
(2):    The Texas A&M Student Government Association, on behalf of the students of Texas A&M University, opposes any — current, proposed, or future — local, state, or federal legislation or law that would give in-state tuition to persons residing in the United States illegally; and,
(3):    That a copy of this legislation shall be sent to the following parties within 14 days of adoption:
Texas A&M University President Bowen Loftin,
TAMU VP for Governmental Relations Michael O’Quinn,
TAMUS Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Stanton Calvert
Texas A&M System Board of Regents,
Texas Governor Rick Perry,
Texas State Representative Fred Brown,
Texas State Senator Steve Ogden,
U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards, and
United States President Barack Obama.

Despite the overwhelming support for SB 63-11 within the student Senate, Student Body President Jacob Robinson vetoed the bill, maintaining it was the responsibility of the Texas Legislature to address the problem of illegal immigration.

The issue of subsidizing the tuition of illegal aliens is such a concern to A&M students because of the enormous subsidy that the state provides for Texans. According to a “Brief on Senate Bill 63-11”:

In-state tuition at Texas A&M costs roughly $5,200, while out-of- state tuition runs $19,600 per year. Studies put Texas’ cost of educating undocumented students as high as $1.65 billion a year, an expense that easily outpaces other costs associated with illegal immigration, such as medical and criminal justice services. The cost of illegal immigration to Texas’ public schools jumps to about $4 billion a year, according to one study, when the immigrants’ children — some of whom were born in the United States and are, therefore, citizens — are counted. In return, their families contribute nearly $1 billion to the state sales and property tax coffers.

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board during the fall semester of 2009, 12,138 students (about 1 percent of all Texas college students) benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, and there are currently 304 illegal aliens attending Texas A&M University. The cost of these illegal students cost the state of Texas nearly $60 million per year.

Texas taxpayers subsidize education at Texas A&M University at 27% of the operating budget. Furthermore, Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer 2008.

Texas is one of nine states that allows illegal aliens who have graduated from high schools within the state to receive “in-state” tuition rates — in fact, Texas even provides financial aid to such students. Arizona State University’s News21 reports:

Nine states that have passed laws that allow undocumented high school graduates to receive in-state tuition rates. They are California, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, New York, Texas, Utah and Washington. Both New Mexico and Texas also offer state financial aid to the undocumented.

Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina have passed laws to prevent undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition and state financial aid….

Federal financial aid is only offered to legal residents.

Jose Luis, an education major at Texas A&M University, is happy to be a Texan. Jose came to the United States with his family on a temporary visa when he was 14 years old. He began attending public schools and became the first in his family to graduate from high school. Thanks to a 2005 state law known as SB 1528, Jose was able to afford college. The law allows all high school graduates in Texas — as well as international students — to receive in-state tuition and state financial aid.

But being a Texan — or an American, for that matter — is not a matter of sentiment, but of citizenship. If there is to be a respect for the rule of law, the rights and privileges of citizenship require the duties of citizenship. Gov. Rick Perry’s signature on SB 1528 severed the vital link between rights and duties; his fellow Aggies are endeavoring, by means of SB 63-11, to call the Governor back to that fundamental understanding of the character of citizenship.