Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sieg Heil!

Citing a European court ruling, U.S. immigration authorities are arguing in an appeal that a family that fled Germany and gained asylum in Tennessee claiming their government persecuted them for homeschooling should be returned to their home country.

Doesn't that just say it all? Not only are the feds seeking deportation, but they're looking to European law as a defense of their actions?

Hordes of Mexicans and Central and South Americans -- but especially Mexicans -- storm our southern border in the thousands every single day, sneaking into our territories and giving the finger to our property rights and just immigration laws; they snatch job opportunities from U.S. citizens in a time of economic foundering; crime rates skyrocket everywhere they settle en masse; they receive special privileges from big businesses for their criminality; they disproportionately seek and receive government assistance, when by all rights the government should be showing them the door; they are brazen participants in fraud.

For all of the above outrages, the feds sit back and yawn, shrugging their shoulders as the country goes down the toilet.

But let a family seek asylum in the U.S. for persecution, manifest as a violation of their God - given rights to educate their children as they see fit, and suddenly the federal government becomes hostile about their further presence on U.S. soil? If you don't see an ulterior anti - Christian or anti - homeschooling motivation in this case, I suggest getting your eyes checked.

Further, the agency [ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement] claims, the U.S. "law has recognized the broad power of the state to compel school attendance and regulate curriculum and teacher certification."

Yes, and these deceitful authoritarians are well aware of the exemption of home schooled children from compulsory attendance of government - approved indoctrination centers.

ICE sought application of the Konrad case in the European Court of Human Rights that "the public education laws of Germany do not violate basic human rights." The ruling elaborated that parents had no right to direct the education of their own children because that was a responsibility of the state.

Interesting. A defense of persecution by pointing toward the judicial enshrinement of persecution.

"American judges should use American law alone in making decisions about cases in American courts," said Michael Smith, president of the HSLDA. "Polls show that Americans by an overwhelming margin reject the idea of using international law in American courts to decide American cases. The use of international law in American courts is a threat to American justice and should be opposed."

So ICE is arguing its case utilizing international law, a tack of which most Americans disapprove. Yet another example of how "representing the people's will" has become a contemporary fiction.

ICE argued that the U.S. government simply could ban all homeschooling – and that should disqualify the granting of asylum.

Translation: "The U.S. government might choose the path of blanket persecution of its own people in the future; therefore, the current persecution of Germans by Germany's government, and the persecution of German families seeking asylum in Tennessee by the U.S. government, is perfectly legitimate." This argument reeks of desperation. One supposes these evil, power - hungry elites have never encountered the concept of "circular reasoning."

Germany effectively has made homeschooling illegal because of laws dating back to the pre-World War II move as Hitler rose to power and tried to make raising and training children a responsibility of the government.

It seems that some totalitarians never put their jack - boots away.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This Is a Big F@#$%&^ Deal

First, Joe Biden dropped the F - word on national television, as a prologue to the Maoist Messiah signing socialism into law under the deliberate misnomer of "health care reform." Given the multitude of cameras and microphones present, it's clear that Biden's utterance illuminates not only his morality, but his intelligence -- or lack thereof.

Now, we have the privilege of watching him joke unrepentantly about his indiscretion, and mentioning Obama's description of his remark as the "best thing" about the enshrining of socialism.

So we have two lewd statists -- not statesmen -- who find the whole matter amusing. I see nothing of leadership or decorum in these proceedings.

What I do see are two smug, evil elitists who believe they are smarter than you, better than you, and more capable of determining what is best for you and your family than you are. And they're perfectly willing to defecate on your liberty in carrying out their vile agenda.

Neither of these two are fit to lick the boots of the lowliest member of our founding generation.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Old Priest

In Washington , D.C. An old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital and was well known among the elected officials.

He motioned for his nurse to come near.

"Yes, Father?" said the nurse.

"I would really like to see President Obama and Speaker Pelosi before I die,"whispered the priest.

"I'll see what I can do, Father," replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to The President and Congressional leader and waited for a response.

Soon the word arrived; President Obama and Nancy Pelosi would be delighted to visit the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Pelosi, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images and might even get me re-elected."

Pelosi agreed that it was a good thing.

When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Obama's hand in his right hand and Pelosi's hand in his left hand. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.

Finally President Obama spoke: "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"

The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

"Amen," said Obama.

"Amen," said Pelosi.

The old priest continued, "Jesus died between two lying thieves; I would like to do the same."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Love with a Gladiator's Stamina"

That was what the email promised me. We'll see. I'll look into it more, after I get back from the Colosseum.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Traffic Cameras

I cannot think of a better example of something being created or installed for the transparent purpose of revenue generation.

A family member told me a story about an individual whose car was photographed speeding through a stoplight, so -- as wet follows rain -- local government sent him a citation through the mail. Here's the rub: the car's owner not only was not in the driver's seat, he wasn't even in the car.

I consider the judicial system's response unethical. If I'm doing eighty in a skewel zone in someone else's car, and Sergeant Fuzz pulls me over, he doesn't summon the owner and demand that he appear with license and registration in tow; rather, I am the one who suffers the consequences. And rightly so.

One would think that those in authority have never considered the possibility that a friend might borrow a friend's car, or a son a father's, or a daughter a mother's, or a nephew an uncle's, or a Monica a Bill's.

The reality is that they don't care. Not when the jingle - jangle of coins and the crisp fluttering of dollars tickles their ears, and beckons them back to their First Love:

The acquisition of money.

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Yuck: Almost Eden

I kept hearing this annoying, nigh - utopian song blaring from loudspeakers, everywhere I went. Inside stores, on the radio, even at restaurants. The thought occured to me that it's an insidious Yankee plot to drive us poor Southron folks out of our minds. My morbid curiosity bested me, so I looked it up on the Internet. It's called "Empire State of Mind," by Jay - Z and Alicia Keys. Here are the lyrics to the chorus:

New York!
Congrete jungles where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can't do,
Now you're in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you.
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York!

Are these idiots kidding? Setting aside the questionable grammar of the first line, it's a place "where dreams are made of?" Jay - Z might want to lay off the endo, because that's -- hands down -- the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

Besides the Statue of Liberty and the old Ellis Island, I can't imagine why I'd ever want to step foot in that bubbling, reeking cesspool of crime, teeming with illegal aliens and multicultism run amok. Where's the allure in visiting the human equivalent of a beehive, filled with mindless, leftist drones enraptured by their own self - importance? It's a congregated mass of morons who believe that every inch of America between themselves and Los Angeles and San Francisco is flyover country. Most of these people spit on your amber waves of grain.

I understand a love of New York City, if one's goal is cultivating and retaining celebrity status. Otherwise, I can't think of a better candidate for secession -- or, better yet, expulsion.

And for the love of all that is holy and sane, Take Chimpan - Z and Alicia Keys with you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

An Atheist in the Woods

An atheist was walking through the woods.

"What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

He turned to look. He saw a seven - foot grizzly bear charging toward him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw the bear closing on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer.

He tripped and fell on the ground.

He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with its left paw and raising its right paw to strike him.

At that instant, the atheist cried out: "Oh, my God!"

Time stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky:


The atheist looked into the light. "It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian, now, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?"

"VERY WELL," said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. The bear dropped its right paw, brought both paws together, bowed its head, and spoke:

"Father, bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."