Saturday, January 2, 2010

"BORDER WARS" COMING ON NAT GEO

Just a reminder for those who are still very concerned that a country that can not protect its own borders is destined to collapse. The National Geographic Channel will start airing its new series "Border Wars" on Sunday, January 10th.

This is a look at just what the United States government is doing -- and stopping others from doing -- with all the illegal aliens who are crossing our border.

General broadcast listing is 10 pm Eastern for the show but be sure and check local listings. More information is available at: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/border-wars

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

JESSE VENTURA KICKS UP SOME DUST


truTV is now broadcasting a new series called "Conspiracy Theory", hosted by former Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

The current episode jumps head long into the questions raised following the 9/11 disaster in New York City. In the documentary style piece Ventura works with a team of cross-cultural members as they investigate reports from eye witnesses who were on site that day and for nearly a year afterward.

While many would be quick to dismiss the effort solely based on Jesse's background history as a "Professional Wrestler", the fact is he represented a lot of "out of the box" thinking when he served as a governor. He's also not alone when it comes to concerns and disbelief about the "9/11 Report" issued by the Federal Government.

Ventura's team looks at the presence of explosive materials found in the dust and debris. For many there was no reason for the twin towers to collapse in the way that they did. Steel girders that should have withstood the fire from the jet fuel failed and eventually both structures fell to earth.

One of the other focuses of the episode was the formal report that the "black boxes" from the two planes were never found, yet at least one eye witness and a report from a second person, indicate at least three and possibly all four boxes were recovered and are now in the hands of the FBI. Aircraft disaster investigators confirm that there is virtually no chance that the boxes would not normally be recovered.

In almost a passing reference, Ventura does take a look at the strongest gem of 9/11 Conspiracy groups. The collapse of "Tower 7", the third large building that fell that day. Many have felt deceived over this issue because a perfectly good, 47 story high rise -- that was not hit by either plane or major debris -- ended up just as flat.

In video shot that day of that actual building (it's been on the web for years), the collapse appears to be identical to any we have ever seen in a professionally "controlled implosion" by a demolition crew. Ventura points out the occupants of the building were the Secret Service, Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, so for outsiders to stroll into the facility and plant explosives would be next to impossible.

I'd suggest that the building was prewired for security reasons and could be detonated at any time. After all, it did contain an immense treasure trove of critical secrets. Look around the world and you will see that American government agencies routinely move out of old "bug infested" complexes from time to time. What an opportunity to flush everything.

What was painfully missing in Ventura's efforts was the typical "follow the money" aspect of the whole day.

The World Trade Center complex had recently been purchased by one mega developer and real estate investor. Could it be that some structural frailty had been found that existed in two or actually three of the buildings and eventually all would have to be torn down? That would have represented a astronomical financial loss for the new owner, his insurance company and perhaps many others.

There is also the possibility that to some degree, there was the usual excuse of ego involved in wanting to replace the landmark not just refurbish it. Certainly an ugly thought.

But business is business and money is money. Most of all, power is power.

Could there have been conversations between members of the financial community and members of the government? Could it be that the need to level and recreate a huge section of Manhattan (with the distinct possibility of a huge gift of Federal funds), came together with a political need to stage a "false flag" event to strike terror into the hearts of Americans? One catastrophic event would be all that was needed to create and pass new legislation in Washington that in one fell swoop would steal away 200 year old rights our society holds so dearly. Enter the "Patriot Act", legislation that even now is being allowed to expire because some portions were completely indefensible.

It's these last few thoughts upon which much of the "conspiracy theories" rest. It's also these same concerns that are yet to be answered by Jesse's work or anyone else's.

One last reminder. When the "Tea Party" first gained some momentum in April 2009, people's actions were dismissed by politicians (Nancy Pelosi quickly comes to mind as one of the most outrageous). Today anyone who dares question the actions and events of 9/11 are held out to be "quacks" or "nut jobs" in the same way.

April and the Tea Parties were eight months ago. Look at the polls now. Americans support the Tea Party over both the Democrats and the Republicans because they are fed up with the absence of promised "transparency", the daily lies out of "leaders" in Washington and the unresponsiveness to any real issue.

Much like the years and years of distrust over the official report on the death of President John Kennedy in Dallas, government representatives, politicians and media spin masters have left more than enough doubt about 9/11 to keep this one alive for years to come as well.

For now, until a brighter light is brought to the issue and more Americans demand more answers, the events surrounding 9/11 are a mystery for each of us to settle in our own minds.

Current scheduling for the show on truTV has it on at 10 pm ET each Wednesday night with two or three repeats run at odd hours (usual overnight slots), each week. Upcoming episodes include titles like: "Big Brother", "Secret Societies", "Global Warming", "HAARP" and "Manchurian Candidate". Tell your friends by emailing them this link: http://satireworks.blogspot.com/2009/12/jesse-ventura-kicks-up-some-dust.html

WALMART IS NOW "CRADLE TO GRAVE"!



Just one of those passing oddities of life.

I began work this morning and low and behold, a news tip that Wal-Mart has now found a way to sell you everything from baby diapers to the actual casket you will be buried in when you die.

For as little as $895.00 a Wal-Mart customer can buy a white metal casket with gold trim from the store's online service. That doesn't mean you'll be seeing caskets on "Aisle 4" any time soon -- with perhaps one exception. The giant retailer is also offering caskets for your pets at $184.95. What can possibly be next?

This whole approach does bring to mind that "Cradle To Grave" mind set. Maybe that's where Nancy Pelosi and the Progressive Democrats have been learning all their "Nanny State" lessons from. Now that's a stretch, putting Nancy and Wal-Mart in the same statement. I guess the town of Bettonville will have to start building a new airstrip so Pelosi can stop by for lunch on her 747.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

MEET THE PRESS MORE LIKE MEET MR. NICE GUY!

FOR THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME out of their busy holiday schedule to watch NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday morning this week, I suspect your impressions of Host David Gregory’s questions and his moderation of the guest panel were relatively positive. But was that really the case?


Included guests were former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell. With a Democratic governor, a Republican House member and an Independent Mayor, the politicians appeared to provide a good cross-section of ideologies. As a member of the press, Andrea’s political leanings were properly restrained and more of a “fly on the wall” with occasional buffering comments.


Giving David credit where credit is due, I would be the first to say he conducted his discussions with civility and calmness that is wholly lacking with the vast majority of panel discussions on television today. At no time was there a raised voice and the all too common current practice of speaking over someone else or monopolizing the conversation, incessantly talking long after an initial point is made. For this I simply say “Thank you, David”.


Now comes the big three letter word: “BUT...”


David knows by now that Newt Gingrich has been too much of a Centrist for the past few years as he tries to regain his once powerful stature in Washington. Newt is still scholarly and a historian, but many believe way too watered down in hopes of a 2012 Presidential run. Gregory’s questions to Newt could have easily been more demanding and served a far greater purpose then the one near the end of the discussion, basically asking “What do Republicans do now?”


Newt has been asked that same question enough times that he could recite an answer in his sleep. “They need to be an ‘alternative’ party, not an ‘opposition’ party."


It would have been far more informative if David had asked: “Why, when Democrats clearly showed they were willing to do anything to get their pet bills passed, did it take Republicans ten months to get down into the trenches and start fighting back? Wasn’t there a level of naivety on the part of Party Leaders that Americans would not be outraged with first the Democrats and soon after, the Republicans in Washington? Look at the latest polls that put the “Tea Party” ahead of the two majors.”


David had the chance to hold Newt’s feet to the fire for the actions of his party members and (as many now perceive it to be), the ‘Old Guard’.


Just to prove how Newt got ‘softballs’ for questions was the fact that the other members of the panel -- including Democrat Patrick from Massachusetts, agreed with much of what Gingrich said. That same level of agreement lends credence to my previous statement that the former Speaker is more of a Centrist than many realize. Old perceptions die very hard. Look at the political power and control of some states like New Hampshire. In the eyes of many, many uninformed Americans across the country, they still think of that bastion of liberty in New England as a “red state”. It hasn’t been since a political kidnapping years ago by Bay State radicals, but the national media rarely if ever, makes a point of that in covering elections.


To me there is only one answer for that. It is very self-serving to portray what comes out of New Hampshire as Politically Moderate, Centrist or even (and here’s a stretch), Conservative. Using the actions of New Hampshire citizens as the starting point for discussions on “where America is”, is an intentional misrepresentation of the median. Certainly New Hampshire isn’t nearly as far Left as their “Independent” neighbor Vermont (another state that was long-ago politically kidnapped -- that time by New Yorkers), but if reporters would just paint the state blue and stop the masquerade, a small level of honesty would return to a disgraced profession.


But David’s treatment of Newt wasn’t my only concern.


Gregory actually allowed Governor Patrick (D-MA), to get away with saying President Obama was not to blame for anything that went on in Washington this year, had a lot on his plate and that (in his most unfounded claim), there was no lack of leadership on President Obama’s part. In total contrast to just about every other part of the day’s discussion, this was just another Democrat (obviously with an eye on the future), defending his man (or is it his banker?) in Washington.


When Barack Obama first walked into the Oval Office he began handing off responsibilities to a heck of a lot more than social secretaries. It is doubtful he ever saw a single page of the future Health Care (now Health Insurance) Bill, prior to “gifting” that project to Progressive Radical Nancy Pelosi. Many still believe she didn’t have the slightest clue what was to be done until she got a FedEx delivery from George Soros. How can anyone label this as “Leadership”?


Even his own party members decried his lack of intervention when the going got tough. Yes, a few arm-twisting sessions at the White House were conducted but heaven forbid, Cogress interfere with parties at the Big House, vacations to Cape Cod or now Hawaii (notice how that trip went without a scheduling hitch).


Is it all that hard to remember the globe-trotting with the out-of-the-box “World Apology Tour”, the not-so-secret (but don’t photograph me) golf outings, or the 500 plus entourage Obama took to England for one of his first major international appearances? I guess with a financial mess imitating the Great Depression and both the Housing and Jobs Markets on a land speed record attempt to drive off a cliff, anyone would think it’s was more important to go play golf.


What he then allowed Pelosi to do (in his “lack of leadership” role), was obscene. The thuggery, blackmail and bribery that so far have been the true earmarks of his Presidency, blossomed in the void (or worse yet, condolence).


Where was host David Gregory’s outrage or at least challenge of Deval Patrick? It was M.I.A. as is way too often the case today.


Leadership? What Leadership? This was the "empty suit", parading around like the figurehead he is and focusing on nothing more than the teleprompter three feet from his nose. Even though it took the President two tries to get it right, he did actually swear to "uphold" the Constitution or were those just another bunch of words? When Pelosi swore in a "common man" from New York (like Al, his election was not yet "certified") to actually cast a vote on the House Health Care Bill -- clearly a criminal violation of the Constitution, where was Obama's leadership then? Where is it even now as the Congress attempts to pass a Bill many consider to be Unconstitutional?


Yes, there were superficial discussions about the need for better education in America and Mayor Bloomberg did raise the insanity present in a government that exports our best and brightest by denying work visas to college graduates. Of course at the same time this same govenment throws open every door to illegal aliens and immigrant, cheap labor that itself destroys the wage scale in the country. (Note to self. PC fokes don’t want anyone using the term “illegal aliens” any more. “These peope are just Undocumented Democrats.”)


I still don’t understand why a “Living Wage” -- not through mandates like the false promises of “minimum wage”, is still a dirty word to so many. There’s one that truly does go back to “W”. Everytime George said the illegals were “just taking jobs Americans don’t want”, I looked out the window at high-rise condominiums being built by these same people, content to receive $8 an hour for construction work that previously would have paid ten or fifteen dollars more than that. Americans wanted those jobs. They simply wanted more than slave wages.


Could it be that with every passing year there is yet another stack of costly government regulations, taxes, mandates and other money grabbing challenges, that business is simply being forced into a war it never asked for and fights back by reducing its greatest cost -- labor?


Will we ever see the day when Congress men and women finally see the light and say to themselves: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Unless there is a radical sea change soon and literally a major miracle takes place in Washington, politicians will continue to put more deck chairs on the Titanic, expand instead of reduce government, and spend far more money than all the people in the world could possibly ever come up with.


If Congress followed the lead of business over the last ten years, it would be half its size today!


I do congratulate the civility with which David Gregory conducted Sunday’s show. Media members on other NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS and even FOX Business channels could all benefit in following his lead. On the other hand this is no longer the time for soft questions, kind words and (the usual) lack of accountability. America is at war with the most destructive mind set ever seen in our country’s history and right now we are losing!


There can be only one goal today. It is a goal behind which every single American must focus and act in support. It is time to do what is RIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY.


This will require change and sacrifice. It will require hard work and INTOLERANCE of anyone who stands in the way. For the first time in forty years, Americans must have the courage to say “No!!!” when others want to steal their country, their liberties and their future.