Monday, January 28, 2008

End Illegal Migration. Remove the Bird Feeder.

I hung a bird feeder on my back porch, and filled it full of seed. Within a week, I saw countless birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But, birds started to build nests in between the boards of the patio, above the table, next to the barbecue, and every little space they could find. Then came the poop. It was everywhere! It was on the patio, the chairs, the table, everywhere! The birds became boisterously loud. They squawked and screeched at all hours of the day and night. Then, some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and peck at me and my children even though I had given them food and a place to live. They demanded I fill the bird feeder when it was low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch. The birds had taken over!

So, I removed the bird feeder, cleaned up their messes, and took down the nests. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be. It was quiet, serene, and absent of creatures demanding their "rights" to a free meal and a place to live.

Sound familiar?

Our government hands out free food, subsidized housing, free medial care, free education, and allows anyone born here to automatically be a citizen even if their parents are illegal aliens. So, the illegal aliens came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly, our taxes went up to pay for them taking advantage of our free services. Now, small apartments are housing five illegal families. You have to wait six hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor because illegal aliens abuse the system and are ahead of legal tax-paying citizens like you. Now, your child's second grade class is behind other schools because over half of the class doesn't speak English, and more of your tax dollars are going towards paying for translators. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box. I have to "press one" for English! I shouldn't have to press anything! Illegal aliens are waving their flag and disrespecting the Star-Spangled Banner while they scream their protest chants in the street demanding rights to which they're not entitled. Your hard-earned money is paying for illegal aliens, who don't work and contribute nothing to the system!

It's time for the government to stop the illegal migration and take down the bird feeder!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trash to Treasure: Recycling 9/11

Here is the U.S.S. New York, made from the World Trade Center.

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there." Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up." It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The ship's motto? "Never Forget"

Monday, January 14, 2008

One Good Thing About High Gas Prices

High gas prices may cure obesity.

Oil. It’s second to money on the list of what makes the world go ‘round. Hell, it convinced Jed Clampett to displace his entire family. I believe that John D. Rockefeller would be surprised that we haven't found a more efficient fuel since Standard Oil ruled the industry. Yet, as long as oil keeps generating revenue, there's no need to pursue an alternative. When the amount of gas being burned while waiting for food at a McDonald’s drive-through costs more than the food itself, there's reason to be concerned. The oil tycoons, like ExxonMobil, tested the market and found that Americans will dish out upwards of $3.00 per gallon of gas. This is price gouging. Especially since ExxonMobil made $39.5 BILLION in 2006!

[Note to liberals: You were WRONG. The war in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with American wanting free oil. See how the oil prices skyrocketed? With gas prices soaring, maybe we should tap the Iraqi oil lines.]

We need to END our dependence on foreign oil! We need to start drilling in Alaska, and we need to start drilling NOW! We can’t allow Americans to suffer when we have a remedy right in front of us. Liberals will complain (like they always do) that there are animals that will be displaced by the drilling. Have you seen how big Alaska is? There is plenty of room for these animals to frolic somewhere else. They aren’t being killed. They’ll just have to relocate. They won't be endangered in any way. I think that’s a small price to pay to ease the terrible oil troubles in America. We should also continue to bolster our efforts of mainstreaming ethanol, which is cheaper than gasoline and burns cleaner.

Yet, as long as the money keeps rolling in for oil companies, their love affair with “black gold” will hold America hostage and clean out its citizens’ pockets. Maybe some good can come from this. With gas prices so high, people might start to use manual transportation. Not a bad option for a nation where obesity is a leading cause of death. They’ll be burning calories instead of gas when strolling through the walk-through for their Big Mac, large fries, and Diet Coke.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Did You Know?

Recently received an email from a conservative friend of mine. Thought you might enjoy its contents:

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 new schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq?

Did you know that Iraq 's higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers, all currently operating?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2005 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational?
They have 5 -100-foot patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraq 's Air Force consists of three operational squadrons, which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft (under Iraqi operational control) which operate day and night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained and equipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500 new officers every 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq?
They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid-October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a televised debate recently?




Instead of reflecting our love for our country, we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib and people throwing snowballs at the presidential motorcades.

Tragically, the lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves two purposes:
It is intended to undermine the world's perception of the United States thus minimizing consequent support, and it is intended to discourage American

Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.

(Thank you to whoever created this email!)

Mock Primary a Mockery

The students of Rivier College should be ashamed of themselves.

On December 5th and 6th, the River College Republicans held a mock primary for the Republican candidates. Not only did we ask students to vote for their favorite candidate, but we also asked them to vote for political issues that mattered most to them. This was an opportunity for college students in the second largest city in New Hampshire, a politically-influential state, to voice their opinion. We had planned on announcing the results in local newspapers. The Granite State was invigorated with political excitement with the upcoming first-in-the-nation primary! New Hampshire has only been wrong three times when it comes to predicting the president. This year, we were hoping to capitalize on the seemingly increase in political activism in college students. After the votes were tallied, we realized the sad truth of political apathy in college students.

We had a .23% voter turnout. Simply pathetic and embarassing. These students don't realize the importance of politics and voting. We are the next generation of voters, and if we don't educate ourselves and embrace our right to vote, then our country is in serious trouble in the future. The students are all talk and no action. They like to join Facebook groups to support candidates or global issues, but when it comes time to actually take action, they become lazy and fail. Democracy is not a spectator sport! I do not want my generation to be known as an apathetic, physically and intellectually lazy group of selfish people. We plan on agressively educating and inspiring the students in the spring to get involved with politics.

Here are the results and some photos:

Mitt Romney - 11
Rudy Giuliani - 8
John McCain - 6
Mike Huckabee - 6
Ron Paul - 3
Duncan Hunter - 0
Fred Thompson - 0
Tom Tancredo - 0

Out of the 11 issues, here they are ranked from 1st to 11th in order of most important to least important:

War in Iraq
Illegal Immigration
Social Security reform
Lowering taxes
Improving education
Health care
Gay marriage