Saturday, July 30, 2011

John McCain & WSJ - The Hobbits Win!

Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I already can't stand John McCain, his recent years border enforcement posturing with Pinal County Sheriff Babeu notwithstanding.  Every six years McCain runs to the right and then spends his six year Senate term sliding to the left and insulting the right, reaching across the aisle to those whose policies are, at best, Socialistic, and, at worst, Communisitic (yeah, I said it).

Anyone who has known me for more than 5 minutes knows that I have been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien since I was a child.  I have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings more times than I can count.  I have watched the movies at least 20 times.  I even went on a Lord of the Rings Movie Location Tour of New Zealand and intend to go on another after The Hobbit movies are released.  Seriously, I love the story which is, at it's core, a story of Good vs. Evil.  On the side of Good are the Hobbits.  The Hobbits represent innocence and purity and all that is Good in the world.

For the WSJ to attempt to turn "Hobbits" into an epithet is outrageous.  How dare they mock The Tea Party as "Hobbits".  To be called a Hobbit is not an insult.  It is a compliment of the highest order.  It is saying you are Good and Righteous.  For John McCain to agree with the statements from the WSJ so much that he chose to read the statement on the floor of the Senate thus preserving the sarcastic insult for all posterity is infurirating!

Clearly, the idiots at the WSJ editorial board and John McCain either didn't read the Lord of the Rings, or didn't watch the movies, or don't believe in Good and Evil, or are just too stupid to comprehend the point (that must be it since they don't even seem to understand that Mordor is actually part of Middle Earth).  The Hobbits win in the end.  Sure, it's a long hard road and they are mocked along the way and given little help by the elites, but they win in the end.  HotAir did a great job of pointing out that inconvenient fact.

What the WSJ said

But what none of these critics have is an alternative strategy for achieving anything nearly as fiscally or politically beneficial as Mr. Boehner's plan. The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.

John McCain reading the idiocy on the floor of the Senate

RedState has a very funny piece titled One Does Not Simply Mock Into Mordor

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Dust Storm for Phoenix

Another dust storm blew through Phoenix yesterday.

This is what I normally see looking south from my home.

And this is what I saw yesterday looking south from my home.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Illegal Immigrant Arrested Inside Arizona Nuclear Facility

This country is a hair's width away from a terrorist attack.  Things are out of control.  Unless, of course, you're an ordinary American who has to travel for work or chooses to travel for pleasure.  Then, the TSA is all over your grandmas adult diaper.

Sheriff: Security allowed him in with fake ID

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his deputies arrested an illegal immigrant working inside the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, the nation's largest nuclear plant.

According to Arpaio, 32-year-old Cruz Loya Alvares was denied entrance at the facility's security checkpoint on Monday, when he was the driver of a work truck belonging to a private contractor doing work at Palo Verde. Security guards noticed the man's Mexican driver's license was expired. On Tuesday, Alvares was admitted to the plant as a passenger in a work truck, using an Arizona ID card. However, at a secondary checkpoint, Arpaio says further examination by authorities determined that the Arizona ID was falsified.

The sheriff says he doesn't know how long Alvares had been working inside Palo Verde, and whether Monday was the first time he had attempted to get in.

"To some extent," Arpaio says, "security at this nuclear power plant worked. But still, an illegal immigrant was permitted to gain access. This raises the question: how safe is Palo Verde really if an illegal alien can gain access to this nation's largest nuclear power facility?"

The sheriff says the incident brings into question the effectiveness of the security at other government facilities.

Arpaio says his deputies have been made aware of other incidents of illegal immigrants working in buildings containing various federal, state, and local government workplaces.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

AZ Dust Storm

Click the picture to see it all since my blog format cuts off nearly half of it.  It's incredible.  Looks like The Mummy That Devoured Phoenix.  I heard reports that this storm was 2 miles high and up to 100 miles around / wide.

Head Of Homeland Security To Sheriff Babeu: You're Never Going To Seal The Border.

I'm just quoting this verbatim from Mike Broomheads page at KFYI but you can hear Sheriff Babeu say the below and much, much more (including "we don't need alligators") yourself ...

Sheriff Paul Babeu came on the Mike Broomhead Show Thursday to talk about a meeting he, among others, had with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in Arizona.

As soon and the secretary opened for questions, Sheriff Babeu jumped on the opportunity to tell her how our border is ACTUALLY doing.

Babeu also thinks that this sudden interest in increased boarder security is just an “election stunt.”

“Poll data should not run national security, and be at the forefront of decision making when it comes to protecting families here in America,” said the Sheriff. “And Oh! The third year into our four year term, we think this is a real issue now? You got to be kidding me!”

According to Babeu, he said that he needed at least 6,000 men and women on our border, now.

How did our Secretary of Homeland Security respond to that?

“You’re never going to seal it…you’re never going to seal the border.”
Well no, you can't seal the border if the HEAD of Homeland Security believes you can't!  If she believes you cannot seal the border, then why would she even try?  This is what you get with Napolitano, America!  And Babeu is right, this is just an election stunt by a government which committed an act of war against Mexico and her people by arming the terrorists inside Mexico via "Fast and Furious" aka "GunRunner".