We Gotta Walk Down to, Electric Avenue

Cain & Arpaio

Herman Cain is catching a lot of flack for wanting to build a Fence along our Southern Border. So what, you say. Many people have suggested that. Why would he catch more hell than anyone else over it?

Well, this is not your average fence. Cain is proposing it be electrified.

At a stop last Saturday in Cookeville, Tennessee, along his Memphis to Nashville bus tour, Cain had explained how he would secure the U.S. border by building an electrified fence along the southern border of the country that could kill people trying to cross illegally.

The always controversial Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona said, “I got an electric fence; it doesn’t kill people.” Arpairo is controversial because he does his job. He’s not big on Illegal Immigration.

“I’ll tell you one thing that stands out with me, he’s sort of unconventional. “I think that’s refreshing. The way things are going in this country, that’s why the people like him and support him, he’s a new fresh face and he’s telling it like it is. So I kind of respect people who are not typical politicians,” Joe said.

Cain said border security, including the construction of a fence on most of the border, would be a top priority, along with enforcing immigration laws already on the books, empowering states to crack down on illegal immigrants and promoting immigrants to come legally rather than illegally. He explained, “I want to make sure that people will be encouraged to come through the front door, but at the same time we are going to shut the back door and the side door.”

At first he said it was a joke but when pressed by reporters he added, “You are right, I don’t apologize for using a combination of a fence, and it might be electrified,” he said. “I’m not walking away from that.” He went on to say, “What is the beef? This is what I don’t understand,” he said. “That was directed at the people who are trying to sneak into America illegally. Latinos who are here (legally), I believe they deserve the same opportunities of every other citizen,” Cain said.

Of course we have the cacophony of un-American U.S. lawmakers decrying Cain’s comments.

“Whether or not he made his comments in jest, Mr. Cain’s words show a lack of understanding of immigration issues our country is facing and a staggering lack of sensitivity,” said Charlie Gonzalez, head of the 21-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Might I digress for a moment? Why in the Hell do we need an Hispanic caucus?

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, Hispanic Caucus vice chairman, also took issue with the GOP presidential candidate’s comments.

“Words like Mr. Cain’s only build hate and prejudice against certain people. That is just plain wrong,” Hinojosa said.

What’s plain wrong is people like you, Mr. Hinojosa, that promote criminal behavior.

“As far as I am concerned, there is no room for Mr. Cain and his poorly thought out ideas of handling U.S. governmental policy,” Hinojosa said. And you guys have done such a spectacular job. It’s exactly the time for ideas such as this.

If Herman Cain meant what he said he should damn the torpedoes & go full speed ahead. Stay on offense. Let others try to explain away their soft positions. If it’s electrified, all the better. If an illegal knows there is a real consequence, he may not attempt it. That sounds like good policy to me.

Wait! I just had a brilliant thought. An electrified fence would be very expensive to run. What if we constructed a Green fence? It could be powered using Solar Panels or Windmills! Who could be opposed to that? I think we have a winner.

The 4 Step Program

The following video may seem a little farfetched, but wasn’t it a lot more so a few years ago. I ask that you watch the entire video & then decide if history is repeating itself.

We are in the Crisis stage right now. Just look all the “Occupy” various city events deliberately disrupting things. These demonstrations will continue to escalate in their intensity & violence. Not by accident, I might add.

This video is decades old. How could this man have predicted the events of today? Simple. History is repeating itself, and as in the past, the throngs of useful idiots don’t know history. They think this is something new and wonderful. A populus uprising. It isn’t. It has been planned & orchestrated by some very bad people from the start. They are the ones that know history. They know the playbook & they’re not going to take no for an answer this time.

As an aside, the Communist Chinese have just come out in support of the “Occupy” movement. That should be a RED flag. Pardon the pun.

Socialists, communists & communist sympathizers have started coming out of the closet they’ve been hiding in since the fall of the Soviet Union. They believe this is their time. They have been educating our youth with soft indoctrination for decades, waiting for this moment in history.

They have every advantage, being that American society is virtually paralyzed with political correctness. Our leaders will allow this to play out, either because they agree with it or are too cowardly to speak out against it.

Finally, unlike the people who put this video together, I don’t believe this is Obama’s endgame. I think he too is a useful idiot & will be disposed of, as will many other angry academics, once his job is complete. Or he may stay on as the good puppet I believe he is currently.

I pray to God I’m wrong about this whole thing. If I’m not, it’s going to get really ugly. Just prepare for the worst.

Joke of the Day

This duck walks into a convenience store and asks the clerk, “Do you have any grapes?”

The clerk says no, and the duck leaves. The next day, the duck returns and asks, “Do you have any grapes?” The clerk again says no, and the duck leaves.

The day after that, the duck walks in the store again and asks “Do you have any grapes?” The clerk screams at the duck, “You’ve come in here the past two days and asked if we had any grapes. I’ve told you no, every time. We don’t have any grapes!

I swear if you come back in here again, and ask for grapes, I’ll nail your webbed feet to the floor!!” The duck left, and returned the next day. This time he asked, “Do you have any nails?”

The clerk replied, “No,” and the duck said, “Good! Got any grapes?”

It’s all just Black & White

Chris Matthews of MSNBC might as well just admit he’s a racist as he attempts to project onto the Republicans. The ones that are supporting Herman Cain only do so to hide their true feelings, don’t ya know. You see, we hate blacks. Of course we would never actually vote for Cain.

I remember years ago people would tell me how brilliant Matthews was. Maybe at one time but he shed that moniker long ago. He thinks of & is driven by one thing; his utter contempt for conservatives & the Tea Party.

No wonder he has almost no one watching him anymore. I may double his viewership on this blog.

Joke of the Day

There was a knock on the door this morning.

I opened it to find a young, well-dressed man standing there who said:

“Hello, sir, I’m a Jehovah’s Witness.”

So I said, “Come in and sit down.”

I offered him a fresh cup of coffee and asked “What do you want to talk about?

He said, “Beats the hell out of me, I’ve never gotten this far before.”

Attribution: Karen

News from Not around the Globe

A New Bill Proposed
Florida State Representative Brad Drake has proposed a bill to eliminate lethal injection as a means for capital punishment. Why would do he that? He must be an enlightened anti-capital punishment advocate. Not exactly. Controversy over lethal injections erupted in Florida last month when the state executed Manuel Valle. Valle’s lawyers argued that a new lethal drug cocktail would cause him pain and therefore constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Boo Hoo for him. He’s been on death row almost 33 years for killing a police officer & wounding another. That’s 33 years longer than he deserved.


Rep. Drake proposes replacing lethal injection with…….wait for it……..firing squads. The Electric Chair, known affectionately as “Old Sparky”, would be the primary method. An inmate may, however, choose the firing squad option. Drake said, “If the chair doesn’t suit the criminal, then we will provide them a .45 caliber lead cocktail instead.” Drake added, “There shouldn’t be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet. If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and be done with it”.

Rush disses Mitt
Limbaugh says, “Romney is not a conservative”. Speaking on his radio show Thursday, he said although he likes Mitt very much personally, he just isn’t a conservative. He describes Romney’s strategy as the “ I’m not Obama” angle.

“The Republican base doesn’t want Romney,” Rush said. “I don’t how many people in the Republican establishment are aware of that.” I might add the Republican establishment doesn’t care what the base wants. They never have, why start now.

Cain gets Backing
Herman Cain is beginning to collect some heavyweight backers for his 9-9-9 tax plan. House budget committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Ronald Reagan’s economic guru Art Laffer both expressed their support for the plan which would replace the current tax code. The Club for Growth has also endorsed Cain’s plan.

Laffer & Reagan


“I love the 9-9-9 plan, it’s a great first step,” Laffer told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “This is a lot better than our current tax laws that are filled with all sorts of ducks, chickens, pigs and turkeys. They’ve just got to be cleaned out and we’ve got to completely revamp the codes.” Eventually the Cain plan calls for the complete elimination of income taxes – and the IRS – and the introduction of what he calls the Fair Tax, in which the all Federal revenue would come from a sales tax.

Joke of the Day

Two golfers were having a drink at their country club. “I heard about your terrible tragedy last week,” said one.

“Yes,” said the other sadly, sipping his drink. “I was playing a two-some with Winthrop, and he had a heart attack right there on the ninth green.”

“I understand you carried him all the way back to the clubhouse too,” the first man said sympathetically. “That must have been very difficult, considering Winthrop weighed over two hundred and fifty pounds.”

“The carrying wasn’t that hard. It was putting him down at every stroke, then picking him up again that wore me out.”

The Grass is Greener & Cleaner

With all the recent news coming out regarding the Green Energy scam being perpetrated on us I decided to look into what exactly is a “Green Job”.

First a little background.

According to HotAir last week: After spending $17.2 billion of the $38.6 billion allocated for green-jobs stimulation, the programs have created a total of just over 3500 jobs, for a price tag of $4.85 million each.

A separate $500 million green jobs program at the Dept. of Labor, which was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (The stimulus fund), aims to find employment for almost 80,000 people by providing grants for labor exchange and job training projects.

So how many workers has this program actually placed? As of June 30th … 8,035, or about a tenth of what was projected after burning through 40% of the funding. That actually comes to a surprisingly modest $25,000 per job placement until you discover that total includes temp jobs; only 1,336 people found jobs lasting longer than 6 months.

So how is it that Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis produced a study claiming 2.7 million Americans work in what they now call “Clean Economy” positions?

Hilda Solis

Easy, fudge the numbers, change the definition. Just like Global Warming became Climate Change. Those who control the language, control the argument. See how easy this is!

At a Congressional hearing a few weeks ago Republicans questioned the Obama Administration about inflating the number of Green Jobs by vastly broadening the definition. The definition now includes virtually anyone working in mass transit.

It is interesting that the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) admits it is still trying to properly define a green job but, never the less, can produce numbers.

During the hearings, Representative Connie Mack of Florida said, “Just because a bus driver is driving a hybrid bus doesn’t mean it’s a green job.” Solis said it did.

Connie Mack


BLS Commissioner Keith Hall added, “Our Green Jobs include mass transit, so actually any bus service.”

Quite surprised, Rep. Darryl Issa asked, “ So let me understand this…You’re counting everyone that drives a bus as a green job?” Hall answered, “ Mass transit is a green service.” I guess that means yes.

Darrell Issa


Solis’s report also claims that college professors that teach a class on ecology, reporters that write about the environment & think tank personnel who discuss the environment would all meet the criteria of a green job.

And that’s how you get to 2.7 million. Easy Peasy.

It leaves me speechless and that doesn’t often happen.

The Great Debate Part……. I lost count

I watched last nights Republican debate held at Dartmouth College. I was thinking of going to this one, it being not too far from home. I decided not to. As is just like a Patriots game, the best seat in the house is in the house.

Everyone did fairly well. That is to say there were no real blunders.

There were more fireworks prior to the debate with Chris Christie’s endorsement of Romney. I guess great moderate minds think alike.

As RedState describes, “During his announcement, he (Christie) disparaged conservatives who oppose Romneycare, by suggesting that any attempt to compare it to Obamacare is “completely intellectually dishonest.” Governor Christie might want to look in the mirror or step down as a prominent spokesman for the Republican Party.”

Christie (despite Ann Coulter’s love for him), as well as many talking heads on our side, is not a conservative. His endorsement of Romney means 2 things. A) Romney is also not a conservative (not a shock). B) He is vying for the V.P. slot.

Back to the subject at hand.

The debate was to be solely regarding the economy. Everyone seemed to stick to that theme. No real digressions.

Romney is evidently still the man to beat. He’s been through a lot more of these things, so he is quite polished & did not get knocked off his game. No one seemed to attack him this time around.

Obamacare was mentioned on several occasions, but Romneycare was never broached. That I don’t understand. Romneycare is an unmitigated disaster, despite Mitt’s claims to the contrary. A recent Suffolk University study of MassCare (RomneyCare) concludes that over 18,000 jobs have been lost & has increased health insurance costs by 4.3 billion dollars. And there’s that little thing regarding Romney’s own healthcare advisors meeting with the Obama team regarding implementation of Obamacare. But there’s no similarity.

Why this is not brought up is beyond me.

I guess the only one digressing from the topic is me. Back to it.

Cain was the only one who got close to going after Mitt when he compared the simplicity of his 9-9-9 plan to Romney’s more complicated 59 point plan. Romney did deflect rather well explaining the country’s problems were more complex & were better addressed with his plan.

Herman Cain had a great night, I thought. Much more attention was afforded him due to his recent frontrunner status. Like other debates, when one candidate mentioned something of another candidate, he was able to rebut. They all kept harping on Cain’s 9-9-9 plan so he was allowed a rebuttal in each case, which kept him in the spotlight. One of the moderators, Charlie Rose, actually cautioned the others to stop bringing it up.

There was a segment of the debate where each candidate would ask a question of another. These were mostly directed at the frontrunners, namely Romney & Cain. What I found fascinating was a softball question Mitt threw at Bachmann. I don’t even recall what the question was. I just wondered why. Maybe he is trying to groom her for a possible V.P. slot. Romney knows he will need the Tea Party if he wins the nomination.

Rick Perry appeared to be running for Energy Secretary. It was basically, “Drill Baby Drill”. That’s all he had, which I love, but it got old.

Michele Bachmann was great at she launched into the moderator that the government created the country’s financial mess, not the evil banks. It was great. She left the moderator speechless.

Newt picked up the baton and went on a tirade regarding that and the Federal reserve. He ended by implying that Barney Frank & Chris Dodd should be sharing a prison cell. Left the moderators’ mouths agape. Absolutely awesome!

In the end, Romney did well, unfortunately. Cain did well also. He does need to become more comfortable with his top-tier status. Perry is toast. Bachmann did well. Santorum did ok, but he won’t last. I like him though. Huntsman is a lib in disguise. Ron Paul is Ron Paul.

I’ve heard most say that Romney won again by default, simply because didn’t slip up. My winner, Newt again. He is always the smartest guy in the room. He is aggressive. You can’t trip him up because he knows everything. He won’t take any crap & if someone tries to give it, he’ll slam them for it. I wish to heck I could support him.

Joke of the Day

In church on Sunday, I overheard the little old lady in the pew next to me saying a short private prayer.

It was so sweet and sincere that I just
had to share it with you:

Dear Lord,

These past couple of years have been tough…. You have taken my favorite
Actor, Patrick Swayze.

You’ve taken my favorite actress, Elizabeth Taylor and my favorite cowboy James Arness.

You’ve taken my favorite athlete Bob Feller, my favorite singer Lena Horne and my favorite salesman Billy Mays.

I just wanted you to know that my

favorite president is…

Barack Obama.

Amen!!