On Independence Day, Remember Founding Fathers Were Angry, White Males

By John W. Lillpop

Although liberal politicians, aided and abetted by a dysfunctional and non-objective mainstream media, rarely miss an opportunity to tear down white Christian males, the truth is that that demographic has done more to benefit humanity than any other group in human history.

After all, it was a courageous band of angry white Christian men who offered all of humanity a glimmer of hope for freedom when, on July 4, 1776, the following Declaration poured forth from the hearts of those angry white Christian males:


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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Despite a complete lack of diversity, our Founding Fathers created a formula for self-governance and freedom that has endured for 232 years and made America the envy of the entire world.

They did so with no women, no Hispanics and other people of color, no gays or lesbians, and no atheists and non-Christians in their midst.

Faith and courage, rather than state-mandated diversity and affirmative action, lead our founders to bless America with the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Our Founding Fathers needed but one language--English--to deliver their message to the world, a message of hope that still reverberates through the globe.

Those who persist with a mindless and never ending crusade to discredit our Founding Fathers need to replace the anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-male rhetoric with a measure of thankfulness.

Again,that demographic has produced and perfected the most successful and prosperous society in human history.

They genuinely deserve the respect and undying gratitude of all Americans-- be they white, brown, black, red, or yellow!


Rep. Bilbray (R-CA) Discusses Health Care Reform

By John W. Lillpop

The Washington News Observer (WNO) has released an exclusive interview with Representative Brian Bilbray concerning the likely impact of Obamacare on Americans.

The interview was conducted on June 30, 2009 in the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Conference Room.

The interview is approximately 5 and one half minutes in length and can be viewed at the following link:


Two Bilbray sound bites from the interview:

"We're talking a huge healthcare system, one size fits all kind of concept that could have terrible repercussions if it's not done appropriately.", and

"I haven't seen very much input at all being either requested or provided by the Republicans on these healthcare packages. It's almost as if you don't agree with the line of either the majority party or the White House you're not really asked to participate. They don't want discouraging words."

Hmmm. Sounds suspiciously like the way Democrats handled the climate change (Cap and Tax) bill in the US House.


Sonia Sotomayor Reversed (Again) by US Supreme Court

By John W. Lillpop

Adding powerful credibility to the notion that Sonia Sotomayor is unqualified to serve on the highest court in the land, the SCOTUS today reversed a decision that Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

Significantly, the case involves race, an issue on which Sotomayor has made decidedly anti-Caucasian remarks in the past.

As reported in the Mercury News, in part:


"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled today that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

"New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

"The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide, potentially limiting the circumstances in which employers can be held liable for decisions when there is no evidence of intentional discrimination against minorities.

"Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer's reliance on race to the detriment of individuals whom passed the examinations and qualified for promotions," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his opinion for the court. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. "

Given this latest reversal (Sotomayor has a history of being reversed by the SCOTUS), President Obama must act to restore credibility to the nominating process.

Nominations to the Supreme Court should NOT be used as thinly disguised program of affirmative action. Nor should the process be used in an attempt to troll for Hispanic votes or any other demographic group with large numbers of voters.

President Obama should immediately withdraw Sotomayor's name from consideration and begin his search anew.

This time, Mr. President, look for the candidate who understands and respects the Constitution and whom is the most qualified, based on objective evidence, not the judge's gender or ethnicity!


Honduras: Another "Failed State" South of US Borders

By John W. Lillpop

What is it about democracy and rule of law that is so repulsive to third-world banana republics?

Now the pitiful state of Honduras has officially joined the ranks as a "failed state" next to Mexico, the swine flu center of the universe.

As reported, in part, at AOL:


"TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (June 28) - Soldiers seized the national palace and flew President Manuel Zelaya into exile Sunday, hours before a disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya, a leftist ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said he was victim of a coup.

"Hours later, Congress voted to accept what it said was Zelaya's letter of resignation, but Zelaya said the letter wasn't his and vowed to remain in power.

"The Supreme Court said it was supporting the military in what it called a defense of democracy, and the Honduran ambassador to the Organization of American States said the military was planning to swear in Congressional President Roberto Micheletti — who is next in line to the presidency — to replace Zelaya.

"Zelaya was arrested shortly before polls were to open in a referendum on whether to change the constitution. The Supreme Court ruled the referendum illegal and everyone from Congress to members of his own party opposed it. Critics said Zelaya wanted to remove limits to his re-election.

"Tanks rolled through the streets and hundreds of soldiers with riot shields surrounded the presidential palace in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Zelaya, at the airport in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, called the military action illegal.

"There is no way to justify an interruption of democracy, a coup d'etat," he said in a telephone call to the Venezuela-based Telesur television network. "This kidnapping is an extortion of the Honduran democratic system."

Blah, blah, blah.

As could be expected, tinhorn dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela voiced his opposition to the "coup."

President Barack Obama, the most radical Marxist in the hemisphere, was equally outraged as reported in the referenced link:

"President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by Zelaya's expulsion and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the arrest should be condemned.

"I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama's statement read."

President Obama would be well advised to quit meddling in the affairs of third-world states and focus instead on securing our borders to keep renegades from Mexico, Honduras, and other failed states from invading America!

Obamacare to Deny Senior Men Their "Inalienable Right" to Erectile Function?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Most civilized Americans were shocked into utter disbelief upon learning that President Obama plans to pay for neutering the world's best health care system by denying pacemakers to little old ladies too frail to fight back.

Public outrage was immediate and widespread, until the mainstream media decided that the untimely death of Michael Jackson was the most important event ever in human history, including the virgin-birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

However, while the unwashed masses blithely mourn the loss of a crotch grabbing, dope-addicted pedophile, Barack Obama is working diligently to sabotage everyone over the age of 50 who has the audacity to be in need of health care.

This reporter has it on good knowledge from uninformed and anonymous sources that this time the president plans to hit below the belt, both figuratively and literally.

Specifically, as men in the "boomer" generation reach the later stages of life, a new medical ailment is driving millions of once virile, confident men to tears and shame.

That would be the dreaded ED, as in Erectile Dysfunction.

ED, pervasive among men in their 50s and 60s, has spawned a new family of medicines devised to treat the debilitating loss of performance in life's most vital game.

The sports analogy is "He got game!" Men with ED "got no game."

But thanks to some cross-eyed scientist, who has probably never witnessed the awesome beauty of the disrobed female anatomy in person, American men now have Viagra, AKA, Blue Magic.

With Viagra in their medicine cabinets, millions of senior men are joyfully chirping, "We got game again!"

The only side effect with Viagra is the danger of heart attack from too much excitement. But what the heck, no drug is perfect, right?

But, the medicine is a bit pricey, and that is where the fractured torture of Obamacare comes in.

According to belt way insider Dr. Opel Bijiquiovarti, Barack Obama plans to eliminate Medicare coverage of Viagra by arguing that Viagra is a "recreational drug" used to treat a condition that does not involve the quality of life, or life itself.

Besides, the Obamacare people argue, with granny unable to get a pacemaker for her wonky heart, the common good is best served by keeping grandpa in the medical equivalent of a permanent cold shower.

Bijiquiovarti, a constitutional scholar and part-time assistant pharmacist at the CIA, disagrees vehemently and has researched the subject extensively.

Based on his scholarly research, Bijiquiovarti has released the following findings, but only on the condition of anonymity:

The Bijiquiovarti findings:

* Erectile Function (EF) is an inalienable right guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

* The right to EF is found in the same section of the Constitution that guarantees a woman's right to an abortion, and is directly adjacent to the Constitutional requirement that mandates separation of church and state.

* Because EF is an inalienable right, Viagra must be made available to all men on Medicare. Bijiquiovarti has learned that the federal government must provide Blue Magic free of charge. No exceptions!

Congratulations to Bijiquiovarti for his outstanding research and reporting expertise!

Coming as it does so close to July 4th, the Bijiquiovarti report is the most liberating news since the Emancipation Proclamation.


June 25, 2009: A Day That Will Live in Infamy?

By John W. Lillpop

June 25 was not a slow news day in America or around the world.

However, it was a historic day because the media obsession with, and love for Barack Obama, was put on the back burner for a few hours.

Among the major news headlines on that fateful day:

Iran Police Use Tear Gas, Clubs to Crush Protest

North Korea threatens Annihilation of America; World Anticipates Missile

Jobless Claims Rise

California Set to Issue IOUs as Fiscal Crisis Weighs

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Governor Sanford Admits Affair

Obama Issues First Veto Threat

China Widens Web Regulations

Supreme Court: Strip Search of 13-year-old Unconstitutional

Dems Race to Rescue Climate Bill

Gore to Hill for Last Minute Appeal

Despite news involving Iran and North Korea, the continued deterioration of the US economy, California about to fall into a sea of bankruptcy, the death of an American angel, exposure of infidelity on the part of the governor of South Carolina, and Barack Obama's declining influence, the major cable news networks essentially shut down around 1 PM, pacific time, in order to provide non-stop, repeat coverage of the death of Michael Jackson.

No one can deny that Michael Jackson was a brilliant and talented performer. However, the "news" coverage on the 25th of June was so excessive and gratuitous as to be offensive.

Does it make sense that while freedom-starved Iranians were being bludgeoned to death by thugs working at the behest of Mullahs in Tehran, American television was too preoccupied with the death of an alleged pedophile and pervert to notice?

Furthermore, does it make sense that Michael Jackson should be touted as an icon of American culture? Are there no better role models for our youth?


Why Obama Does Not Care About Granny's Health Needs

By John W. Lillpop

During President Obama's health care show and tell on ABC, he tried desperately to make a logical and yet compassionate argument for encouraging old grandmas in frail health to simply die and reduce the excess population.

According to Obama, it is far better for the old gal to move on to the next dimension without delay, rather than wasting taxpayer money on withered old bodies and minds that no longer contribute positively to the common good.

Obamacare would apparently rely on a detailed called cost benefit analysis to determine whether granny should get that pacemaker or be sized for an inexpensive casket and funeral right now.

With the US government calling the shots, granny does not stand much of a chance.

To begin with, she no longer generates an income that can be taxed. Even worse, she draws a monthly social security check and uses Medicare services that cost the government a pretty penny every month.

All things considered, grandma is a net drain on the economy, despite all of that wisdom and love that still makes her a national treasure.

Do not expect a liberal bail out for granny.

Mind you, empathy is a prerequisite when it comes to Supreme Court nominees, but is extraneous and unnecessary when it comes to caring for the old.

We simply can no longer afford to indulge our affection and love for those whom gave us life, raised and cared for us, and passed on the values that has made America the greatest nation in human history.

How did it come to this? Why is the Obama generation so callous and disrespectful toward those in their golden years?

The answer: Follow the money and the votes.

According to Obamacare, granny is a toxic asset and one that should be moved off the government books as soon as possible in order to fund health care and other public services for 12-38 million illegal aliens who are seen as future Democrats.

Every dollar spent on a hearing aid for your 72-year-old grandma is one less dollar that Obama can spend on a family of illegal aliens who can be counted on to work and pay taxes for decades.

And if things turn out as planned, those families will vote straight Democrat for decades, thereby guaranteeing a liberal monopoly on government for generations.

But what of society's moral responsibility to seniors who also happen to be American citizens?

Moral responsibility is not a tangible element in the cost-benefit analysis model for Obamacare and must, therefore, be ignored.

Welcome to Obamacare.

Please leave your heart and mind behind--they have no place in a world dominated by CHANGE.


Gay Exorcism: A Spiritual Approach to Sexuality

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Regardless of which side you come down on the issue of homosexuality, it is undeniable that romances featuring Tom and Fred and Kathy and Sarah make things one hell of a lot more complicated.

Its "free will" gone mad, in my humble view.

From my right wing extremist mind set, why not leave things as they were when Adam and Eve fell in lust after a snake talked to Eve in the Garden of Eden?

Note that the whole concept of marriage and being manacled to one person for eternity originated with a damn snake who snookered a dizzy broad!

Things were so much less complicated back then. No need for Proposition 8 to define marriage, or a silly Defense of Marriage Act at the federal level.

Marriage was supposed to be between a dude and dudess, and everyone accepted that.

Historically, relations between the sexes started their descent to hell in a hand basket at precisely 139 AM, EST, on July 19, 1969.

At that very moment, a completely drunk Ted Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown to death at the bottom of Poucha Pond, in what has come to be known as the Chappaquiddick Incident.

Since then, men have been ogling men and women have been flirting, and more, with other women.

Decent society ended right then and there when a rich and powerful man drowned a poor powerless woman and paid no penalty for said evil.

Starting at that moment, homosexuality has spread all across the planet, clearly a sign of the Higher Power's anger with Kennedy.

Until now, nothing could be done. Thus, about 10 percent of the population is destined to have sweaty palms and a racing heart when contemplating members of their own sex.

According to my religious learning, God was imposing the Kennedy Hex in a very random and arbitrary fashion.

Gayness is known as Hell on earth, except in San Francisco where hell is heaven, black is white, bad is good, and Nancy Pelosi continues to be sent to Washington to remind all Americans that hell does indeed exist!

Still, there is hope!

As reported at Breitbart.com, in part:


"A Connecticut church has outraged gay rights advocates by posting a video of members performing an apparent exorcism of a teen's "homosexual demons."

"The 20-minute video was posted on YouTube before it was taken down.

"Gay youth advocate Robin McHaelen (mih-KAY'-lehn) says the video appears to show abuse. She says she plans to report it to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. "

The burning question of the moment: Did the exorcism work? Is Tom no longer lusting for Fred, but now panting for Kathy? Is Kathy now enamored of Fred and so over Sarah?

Clearly, this entire subject needs to be investigated and documented. We need a human volunteer, someone who is intelligent, gay, and close to Connecticut.

Say, wait a minute. Nut ball Barney Frank is gay, and is close to Connecticut. Two out of three ain't bad!

What say you, Rep. Frank? What are you doing next Sunday evening?

Why not bring a pair of asphalt pajamas and a Bible to this church in Connecticut and let the good people here kick the ass of the devil within you?

Send your "inner devil," packing, as it were?

If this works on old Barney, the F-22 bomber could be saved and hundreds of billions in defense cuts avoided and America could be saved!

God Bless America, Barney Frank, and gay exorcism!

How Liberal Is SF? Here, DA Says Illegal Aliens "Follow the Rules"

By John W. Lillpop

San Francisco has been called many things over the years.

Being called a city that is richly blessed with leaders who practice common sense in enforcing the rule of law is not among them.

This is the city where Mayor Gavin Newsom decided, unilaterally, that the state Constitution and the majority of voters were dead wrong about same-sex marriage, a situation he personally attempted to "right" by marrying gay and lesbian couples on the steps of City Hall.

San Francisco is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo liberal that they keep sending Nancy Pelosi back to the US House.

Mind you, there is no other place on earth that would elect Ms. Pelosi to any position higher than village idiot. She is that daft!

Breaking news: It is time to add the name of San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris to the list of liberal scalawags who should be in jail rather than elective office.

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, in part:


"San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris said Tuesday that half a dozen illegal immigrants whose drug convictions were expunged as part of a job training program that she oversaw were "following the rules" and deserved to be exonerated even after prosecutors learned of their status."

You read that correctly. This is not made up.

The District Attorney of San Francisco worked on behalf of illegal aliens in order to expunge drug convictions from their records.

And she now says that the illegal aliens were "following the rules."

One must read this sort of gibberish at least or four three times to make sure that the words are not truncated or a reporter's very bad joke.

The referenced report continues, in part:

"Prosecutors tightened guidelines, the district attorney said, after learning last summer that a man enrolled in Harris' Back on Track program was an illegal immigrant who allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman in Pacific Heights.

"The suspect in that case, Alexander Izaguirre, was the only one of the seven enrollees who turned out to be illegal immigrants who did anything wrong while in the program, Harris said."

Aha! Now it is starting to make what we call "San Francisco Sense."

In the minds and hearts of ding bats here, everything is cool because only one of the illegal aliens sponsored by the DA "did anything wrong."

Provided, that is, that you overlook the fact that being here illegally is---well, illegal, and to most people, wrong.

More from the report:

"This is an innovative program that has actually been proven to work, except with this one issue, which we corrected when we learned about it," Harris said.

"Once Izaguirre happened, bright lights flashed," she said. "It was crystal clear when that happened, and we fixed it."

"Harris said that although it was implicit that people in the program need to be able to obtain and hold jobs legally, her office had not made that explicit until after she learned about the Izaguirre case. "We needed to make it explicit," she said.

"Then she faced the question of what to do with the six other offenders her staff learned were already in the program but could not legally hold jobs - presumably because they were in the United States illegally

"When the issue was presented to us, a group of knowledgeable people - good legal minds - made a decision that I agreed with, to go ahead and (let the six) graduate," Harris said.

"The reasoning as presented to me was very sound," Harris said. "They were following the rules of the program, following and abiding by the arrangement, the contract."

Good legal minds, Ms. DA?

in San Francisco would the District Attorney, charged with prosecuting criminals in most sophisticated large cities, work on behalf of illegal aliens using taxpayer funds, and then defend her madness as based on "sound reasoning."

Another wrinkle from the same report:

"Prosecutors did not tell federal immigration authorities about the undocumented offenders. The city attorney has said "custodial agencies," in this case the Sheriff's Department, have that responsibility, Harris said.

"The Sheriff's Department does not know whether it reported Izaguirre and the other illegal immigrants to federal authorities when they were in county jail. Sheriff's officials say that in some cases the offenders may have been released or posted bail before deputies could learn their immigration status.

"Izaguirre, however, was deemed to fit the department's criteria for notifying the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency when he was arrested on cocaine-dealing charges in December 2007, sheriff's spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said. There is no record that the department ever alerted federal authorities; Hirst said it has since improved its record keeping."

Imagine living in a city where the DA works on behalf of criminals and the Sheriff's department cannot keep simple records.

Now for the biggest laugh of all: San Franciscans call themselves The City that Knows How!


Advise to President Obama for Kicking Smokes: Do NOT Inhale!

By John W. Lillpop

After signing into law the most aggressive anti-tobacco bill in US history, President Obama has conceded that he has been unable to kick his addiction to cigarettes.

As reported, in part, at Politico.com:


"The cap of an entertaining, wide-ranging press conference that included a spirited defense of the public health care option: A carefully-framed, detailed question from Obama on his smoking habit."

"You just think it's neat to ask me about my smoking," he told the reporter, before conceding that he has "fallen off the wagon sometimes."

"Am I a daily, a constant smoker? No," he said. "I don't do it in front of my kids. i don't do it in front of my family."

"Obama said he was "95% cured" and compared himself to a recovering alcoholic.

"Once you've gone down this path, it's something you continually struggle with," he said.

"It's a rare admission of personal weakness in a politician whose personal discipline has always been notable."

Perhaps Obama could gain experience, strength and hope from Bill Clinton, America's first black president.

Clinton, it will be recalled, claimed that he smoked marijuana without inhaling.

So incredulous was Clinton's claim to a nation that knew better, that he became an object of unrivaled ridicule and light-hearted humor, a presidential distinction that has followed Slick Willie for nearly twenty years.

Still, Barack Obama should at least try the "not inhaling" ploy as a means for breaking the grip of nicotine.

Moreover, because exhaling toxic smoke is not exactly consistent with Obama's image as America's first "green", but second black, president, and puts him at direct odds with Al Gore, Obama will have no option but to kick the habit permanently, 100 percent!

Go ahead, Mr. President, try not inhaling or exhaling. Do it for the children!


"Miranda Rights" for Intrusive Census Questions?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Thinking back to the sight of civilians jumping from the Twin Towers to escape death by fire on September 11, 2001, how would you have answered the following question the next day?

"Given the horrific events of yesterday, what sort of punishment do you expect America to use in dealing with terrorists and suspected terrorists captured on the battlefield in the future?"

Circle the answer that most closely matches your expectations:

A. They will be subjected to mass executions without trial, civilian or military;

B. They will detained at a fortified US military base such as Gutananmo Bay, where they will isolated as "enemy combatants" to assure the safety and well being of American citizens; or

C. They will be advised of their Miranda rights and brought to American cities and tried in civilian courts.

Who in his or her right mind would have circled "C" eight years ago?

Yet, here we sit, in precisely that situation after electing an arrogant, wrong-minded leftist president, buttressed by an equally contemptible Congress.

Consequently, what would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago has transcended common sense and logic to become a bizarre reality!

Because of the esteem with which felons, especially ACORN volunteers, are held by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, there is a growing concern about another problem, which although not nearly as grave as a terrorist attack, poses a significant threat to the American people.

At issue is the integrity of the 2010 Census among people who fear political manipulation and outright fraud.

Perhaps We the People need the equivalent of "Miranda Rights" for dealing with Census takers and their intrusive questions?

Miranda generally confers protection upon those being held against their will with language such as this:

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights?"

Given the fascism in the White House and Congress, why not require that when that Census Taker knocks on your door, he or she be obligated to advise you of the following:

"The US Constitution requires an "enumeration" every 10 years. Enumerate means count.

"You have the right to remain silent after answering one basic question: How many people live here?

"Any information that your provide beyond that can, and will be, used against you by the US government."

How does that sound? Fair and balanced and likely to be passed and signed into law?

A more likely scenario would have the Census Felon handing you a letter signed by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid stating:

"The US Constitution requires that, for your protection, prosperity, and freedom, you be fitted with a microchip to track your movement at all times. This is essential in providing you with immediate access to all the financial and social benefits owed you, regardless of your immigration status or other superfluous categorization.

"All US microchips are preceded by three digits, 666, which signify ONLY that you are a blessed treasure and worthy of the American Dream. Other nations have other symbols, but because you are special, 666 has been reserved for you.

"The Constitution also requires that Census pollsters ask you 1,349 simple questions to determine how we can help you better.

"For example, if you earn $10,000 a year and another family across town earns $10,000 a week, we need to find a way to "spread the wealth" as brother Obama says.

"Refusing to answer all 1,411 questions (updated total) honestly and completely, and or refusing to accept implantation of the assigned microchip here and now, is a very serious crime, punishable by on the spot waterboarding.

"Thank you for your patriotic support!"


The Rohde Less Traveled at the Old Gray Lady!

By John W. Lillpop

Hypocrisy, thou are the New York Times! Treason, thou are the New York Times!

Apparently, editors at the New York Times have overcome their addiction to publishing news that might endanger Americans and or national security, at least when it comes to their own.

As reported, in part, at Powerlineblog.com:


"Today the New York Times reports that its David Rohde had been kidnapped and held by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan over the past seven months. Why did the Times sit on this story? The Times states: "Until now, the kidnapping has been kept quiet by The Times and other media organizations out of concern for the men's safety." The Times explains:

"From the early days of this ordeal, the prevailing view among David's family, experts in kidnapping cases, officials of several governments and others we consulted was that going public could increase the danger to David and the other hostages," said Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times. "The kidnappers initially said as much. We decided to respect that advice, as we have in other kidnapping cases, and a number of other news organizations that learned of David's plight have done the same. We are enormously grateful for their support."

"Well that's great. Now the story can be told because Rohde is free and the telling does not compromise his safety.

"The Times's concern for the safety of its reporter, however, provides a macabre contrast with the Times's illegal exposure of the NSA terrorist eavesdropping program in December 2005, as well as its exposure of the Treasury Department's terrorist-finance tracking program in June 2006. Whereas the reporting of "Rohde's apprehension may have endangered his life, the disclosure of the NSA terrorist eavesdropping and terrorist finance tracking programs only threatened the security of the United States.

"Ed Morrissey notes that he learned of the Rohde story this past March and held off reporting it at the Times's request. I think both Ed and the Times did the right thing in Rohde's case. Ed takes the occasion to reflect on the Times's behavior in the case of the NSA terrorist eavesdropping and the terrorist finance tracking programs. Unfortunately, the Times shows no such inclination in its story on Rohde's escape."

So, where is the front page apology to George W. Bush and the nation for the Times' reckless and foolish behavior in the past, Mr. Keller?

What Next from Old Gray Lady? Approval of Waterboarding to Help Reporters?


Right-wing Extremist Offers Apology for Slavery

By John W. Lillpop

Inspired by the terrific example set by members of the US House and Senate last week, I am ready to add my voice to those honorable politicians who publicly apologized for slavery.

However, rather than apologizing for the Caucasian race in general for sins going back 400 years, my preference is to take responsibility for my specific fair share of the carnage.

It's called "taking personal responsibility" and is all the rage on Facebook, Twitter, and other digital age venues.

Therefore, this apology:

"To people of all races, nationalities, ethnic origins, genders, sexual orientations, political affiliations, and moral values who were forced into servitude, at anytime, by John W. Lillpop of San Jose, California, and whom are still alive:

"My deepest, heart felt apologies and prayer for forgiveness.

"I ought not to have done it.

"Although I will be damned if I can recall ever specifically enslaving, or even abusing, anyone over the past 400 years, I must be guilty.

"After all, I am a Caucasian Christian male and member of the NRA who believes in secure borders, the rule of law, and a strong national defense."

"Please understand that I am not entirely at fault.

"I was raised by a stay at home mom and a father who served in the US Navy and then worked very hard to feed and house us.

"Our family went to church on most Sundays, paid our bills and taxes on time, and respected all people.

"Except for that mysterious period when we strayed and dabbled in slavery. Perhaps it is best to have no recollection whatsoever of those awful times?"

"In closing, we should all take a moment to thank God for those brave Americans who had the courage to force an end to slavery.

By the way, do remember, they were white Republicans!

In full and deep sorrow,

John W. Lillpop
San Jose Ca"

Who Stole Barack Obama's Magical Pipe?

By John W. Lillpop

Without a magical pipe to lure rats and children, even the Pied Piper would be vulnerable and helpless.

Just five months ago, President Barack Obama looked invincible, beyond reproach. Now the president is floundering about like Superman without a defense against Kryptonite.

As reported at Rasmussen.com, in part:


"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 32% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. That’s the President’s lowest rating to date and the first time the Presidential Approval Index has fallen below zero for Obama.

"Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats Strongly Approve of the President’s performance but only 8% of Republicans share that view. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. "

Barack Obama at -2 approval? This great news must mean that the American people are finally waking up to reality.

The trick will be to keep Obama from inflicting irreparable damage before the mid-term elections when the people can remove Obama's co-conspirators from Congress!


When It Comes to Illegal Aliens, We the People Are FED UP!

By John W. Lillpop

June 20, 2009

President Barack Obama
Members of the United States Congress

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

Patriotic Americans all across our great land are flying the American flag upside down this morning, at least metaphorically, to signify that our once great nation is under attack and in severe distress.

At issue is nothing less vital than homeland security, rule of law, American sovereignty, and preservation of American language and culture, all of which are threatened by the latest amnesty legislation that appears to be gaining some acceptance in Washington, D.C.

Although the term amnesty has been carefully avoided, the fact is that the proposed legislation would legalize millions of illegal aliens who have thumbed their noses at U.S. borders and immigration laws for their own selfish purposes.

At a time when our nation's unemployment rate is headed toward 10 percent and American taxpayers are being drowned in trillions of dollars of debt, what could possibly cause any responsible leader to even consider rewarding 12-38 illiterate peasants with American citizenship?

The proposed amnesty would reward break and enter criminals, while millions of others across the globe are penalized for obeying the law.

President Obama and prominent members of the U.S. Congress are even promising that the new legislation will improve border security and reduce illegal immigration.

With all due respect, simply legalizing illegal behavior hardly qualifies as a credible way to restore rule of law.

Ladies and gentlemen, the latest proposal indicates that either you are not listening or we are not shouting loud enough.

Just to make sure that our views are clearly understood, please be advised that we the people are FED UP with the attempt to undermine American sovereignty, homeland security, and culture.

In short, we the people are:

with the refusal of the federal government to secure our borders at time of war.

FED UP when armed Mexicans illegally cross our borders and assault Americans, yet our government takes no action, and refuses to even protest.

FED UP when Americans defending the U.S. from drug smuggling illegal aliens are sent to federal prison, while invading criminals are to be forgiven via amnesty for violating our borders and laws.

FED UP with the fact that upwards of 30 million illegal aliens are currently in America, costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

with a president who orders thousands of young Americans into harm's way thousands of miles from home, but who refuses to secure America.

FED UP with politicians who refuse to enforce immigration laws and who claim it is "impossible" to deport criminals here illegally.

FED UP with illegal aliens who can not and/or will not speak English.

with taxpayer dollars being wasted to print documents in foreign languages.

FED UP with illegal aliens who dump their medical bills on the backs of U.S. taxpayers, but who send $30-40 billion a year back to Mexico each year.

with the fact that providing free medical services to illegal aliens drives hospitals out of business, making those facilities unavailable to American citizens for whom the medical centers were intended.

FED UP with our schools being invaded by non-English speaking children who impede the learning process of students who genuinely belong here.

with the fact that federal, state, and local penal systems are overrun by illegal aliens, again costing taxpayers billions each year.

FED UP with the fact that, on average, illegal aliens kill 12 Americans every day.

FED UP with the fact that the overwhelming majority of felony crimes being investigated in Los Angeles have been committed by illegals from Mexico.

FED UP with politicians who refuse to round up and deport millions of illegal aliens who are destroying American culture and language.

FED UP with politicians who pamper illegal aliens with driver's licenses and free public services, which encourage even more invaders to come to America.

FED UP with the attempted Mexicanization of America. Mexico is a third- world slum, and we are FED UP with those who want America to be like Mexico!

Finally, Mr. President and members of the U.S. Congress, we the people are FED UP with those who consistently work on behalf of illegal aliens and the state of Mexico, and against the interests of the American people!

Please do not underestimate the dissatisfaction and rage swelling in the hearts of patriotic Americans on this vital issue.

We the people DEMAND our great country back!

Time to deport, rather than reward, invading criminals!

Sotomayor Leaves Belizean Grove: What About La Raza, Judge?

Is Membership in Racist La Raza Crippling Judge Sotomayor?

By John W. Lillpop

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor attempted to spruce up her resume a bit by resigning her membership in an elitist, all-women's club.

As reported, in part, at Breitbart:


"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor resigned Friday from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor said she resigned from the Belizean Grove to prevent the issue from becoming a distraction in her confirmation hearings.

"In a letter to Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the federal appeals court judge said she is convinced that the club does not practice "invidious discrimination" and that her membership in it did not violate judicial ethics.

"But she said she didn't want questions about it to "distract anyone from my qualifications and record."

"Federal judges are bound by a code that says they shouldn't join any organization that discriminates by race, sex, religion or nation

"The Belizean Grove bills itself as women's answer to the 130-year-old all-male Bohemian Club in California. The club owns a 2,500-acre camping area in northern California called the Grove. Chief Justice Earl Warren belonged to the Bohemian Club beginning in the 1940s, before he joined the court and long before the federal judiciary adopted a code of conduct.

"The Belizean Grove is a constellation of influential women who are key decision makers in the profit, non-profit and social sectors; who build long term mutually beneficial relationships in order to both take charge of their own destinies and help others to do the same," the group says on its Web site. There are about 115 members, the club says.

"Earlier in the week, Sotomayor defended her participation in the group, telling senators that it involves men in some of its events and that she was unaware of any man who had tried to become a member."

"Involves men in some of it's events, " Judge?

In other words, someone has to wait tables, clean the kitchen, and do other chores that none of those 115 "elite" women would be caught dead doing.

In reality, Sotomayor's action is but a small, and insignificant, step in the attempted redemption of her nomination for the SCOTUS.

There is still her membership in the Hispanic racist organization, La Raza, which means The Race.

According to Tom Tancredo, La Raza sports a disturbing slogan, "For the Race Everything, None for the Rest."

That sort of slogan may be perfectly appropriate when rallying illegal aliens in California; however, such racial hatred and discriminatory thinking has no place on the highest court in the land.

Judge Sotomayor should immediately sever her relationship with La Raza, or withdraw herself from consideration for the Supreme Court.

Should ACORN Volunteers Be Involved in the 2010 Enumeration?

By John W. Lillpop

With respect to the requirement for a census every ten years, the U.S. Constitution states, "[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."

Webster's defines Enumeration as: To determine the number of; count.

Over the years Washington bureaucrats have turned the mandated enumeration into an opportunity to snoop into the private lives of Americans with all manner of inquiry about race, economic class, foreign languages spoken, religious practices, and other intrusive questions.

Even more distressing is the outrageous overreach of deluded bureaucrats, such as when, in 2007, the Census Bureau actually requested that deportations of illegal aliens be suspended during the 2010 census.

Imagine how framers of the Constitution would react to a bureaucracy so warped and full of itself that it would propose to suspend the rule of law in order to "enumerate" the people?

Incidentally, since the Census Bureau is in the business of foolish ideas, why not outlaw abortions during the census, in the name of accuracy in counting?

During previous censuses, most Americans simply shrugged off concerns about intrusiveness and dutifully answered all questions.

Back then, We the People generally had a grudging respect for government; many of us even trusted the rascals in Washington, D.C., to do the right thing. At least some of the time.

That was then, this is now.

Things are much, much different now.

Now, both the executive and legislative branches of government are controlled by left wing extremists intent on replacing our free market capitalism with nanny-state socialism.

Which means that government bureaucrats are seeking to usurp the prerogatives of a free and independent people when it comes to critical issues like health care and distribution of wealth.

Consequently, the American people cannot, and must not, trust the Obama administration or the Democrat-controlled Congress, especially on issues like the census.

That perspective is shared by a courageous and wise Republican woman from Minnesota, Representative Michele Bachmann.

As reported, in part, at the Washington Times:


"Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

"In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.

"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Bravo to Representative Bachmann for giving credibility to an issue whose time is here and now, and for identifying a cause that could rival the "Tea Party" uprising in relevance.

Perhaps her courage will inspire scores of millions of American patriots to answer one, and only one, question when that ACORN volunteer knocks.

That being, "How many people live here?"

Any inquiry beyond that is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy by the Obama administration and leftists in Congress.


Should Abortions Be Banned During the 2010 Census?

By John W. Lillpop

Participating in the once- in-a- decade invasion of my privacy known as the census has always been a source of chaffing irritation. The questions are intrusive, stupid, and, frankly, none of the government's damn business.

What is my income? Am I married? My age? How many dependents?

Good grief, I file an IRS return every April and from that return one can determine my income, marital status, number of dependents, home ownership status and on and on, and on. Why bother me every ten years with a long list of stupid questions that Uncle Sam already has the answers to?

Even more distressing is the politicization of the census.

Case in point: In one of the most incredible instances of bureaucratic bumbling in our history, the US Census Bureau requested that deportation of illegal aliens be suspended during the 2010 census.

As reported at the link below, in part:


"WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau wants immigration agents to suspend enforcement raids during the 2010 census so the government can better count illegal immigrants.

"Raids during the population count would make an already distrustful group even less likely to cooperate with government workers who are supposed to include them, the Census Bureau's second-ranking official said in an Associated Press interview."
Imagine what framers of the Constitution would think of a government so warped and out of touch as to propose that the rule of law be suspended in order to do a census?

By the way, since the Census Bureau is in the business of stupid ideas, here is another: Why not outlaw abortions during the census so as to get an accurate count?

Logically, that would never fly because hard-core leftists assign more worth to invading illegal aliens than to innocent babes.

In censuses gone by, most people simply shrugged off their concerns and answered all questions. That, the path of least resistance, was less stressful than stirring up a fuss about an issue that everyone was annoyed about, but not enough to do anything about.

That was then, this is now.

We the People used to have a grudging respect for the government, and we even trusted the rascals in Washington, D.C., to do pretty much the right thing. At least some of the time.

Things are much, much different now. America has been taken over by a president who seems to be intent on destroying our democracy and replacing it with a vile version of socialism.

He and like-minded liberals in Congress want government deeply involved in the intricate details and decisions that impact the lives of all Americans.

Obama's obsession with the census is hypocrisy on steroids, given his steadfast refusal to provide a valid birth certificate!

Under the oppressive liberalism now dominating the executive and legislative branches of government, important decisions that should be the exclusive domain of a free and independent people are being usurped by government bureaucrats whose only concern is the consolidation and preservation of their own power.

Consequently, the American people cannot trust the Obama administration or the Democrat-controlled Congress.

Good news! We are not alone, thanks to a courageous and wise Republican woman from Minnesota. As reported, in part, at the Washington Times:


"Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

"In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.

"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Bravo to Representative Bachmann for giving credibility to an issue whose time is here and now.

The good Lady appears to have the US Constitution on her side given the language set forth in Constitution concerning the census:

"[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."

Enumeration is defined as: To determine the number of; count.

Nothing in there about determining the racial composition of your household, the educational levels of you and your family, foreign languages spoken, or any of the other intrusive questions posed by otherwise unemployable bean counters.

Representative Bachmann has identified a cause that could rival the "Tea Party" uprising in relevance.

How about a national campaign to encourage American patriots to answer one, and only one, question in the 2010 Census, that being, "How many people live here?"

Any inquiry beyond that is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy by the Obama administration and leftist thugs in the Congress.

Is North Korea Mocking President Obama?

By John W. Lillpop

North Korean wild man Kim Young Il seems intent on making VP Joe Biden into a seer, or person of extraordinary foresight, neither of which apply to the man.

Biden, it will be remembered, predicted a test of President Obama's mettle within six months of the inauguration.

That test seems to be coming to a location near the Hawaiian Islands for the 4th of July. As reported at Myway.com, in part:

"U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the military has set up additional defenses around Hawaii, consisting of a ground-based mobile missile system and a radar system nearby. Together they could shoot an incoming missile in mid air.

"Without telegraphing what we will do, I would just say ... we are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect Americans and American territory," Gates told reporters in Washington. "

"Gates' comments come after Japan's Yomiuri newspaper reported that North Korea might test fire a Taepodong-2 missile with a range of up to 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers), sometime around the U.S. holiday of Independence Day on July 4."

Gates' announcement immediately raises urgent questions about America's national defense:

1. Why is the Secretary of Defense dependent on a Japanese newspaper for critical intelligence information, which could have a direct and dramatic impact on America lives?

Has the Obama administration managed to neuter US intelligence capabilities so completely in just five months?

2. Why the need for setting up "additional defenses" around Hawaii? If the American State of Hawaii is not adequately protected all of the time, why not?

3. In light of North Korea's continued belligerence and that of Iran, why is this president seeking to back away from missile defense systems?

Why not an urgent escalation of Starwars to meet the threats present in the modern world?

Of course, Kim Young Il may simply be mocking President Obama by threatening to fire a missile at the president's home state.

However, who can be sure when dealing with the erratic and dangerous mad man of North Korea?


What Would YOU Call Barbara Boxer?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

As a resident of California and an American patriot to boot, I have had the honor and privilege of voting against Barbara Boxer on three separate occasions during her long and tragic career as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Over those many years, I confess to not even once thinking of Boxer as a legitimate "Senator," although I do have a number of other monikers for her, none of which can be published on a family web site.

Therefore, it was with particular interest that I read of Barbara Boxer's verbal sparring match with Army Corps of Engineers division leader, Brigadier General Michael Walsh.

As reported at politicsdaily.com, in part:

"At a sometimes contentious Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), had a request for Army Corps of Engineers division leader, Brigadier General Michael Walsh.

"During a terse exchange, as Boxer pressed Walsh on why the levees in New Orleans are still not repaired nearly four years after Hurricane Katrina, she said to Walsh:

"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it."

The general's response? "Yes, Senator."

Brigadier General Walsh deserves high praise and kudos for the extraordinary restraint and respect he lavished on one of the most despicable leftists ever to sit in the U.S. Senate.

Had it been right-wing extremist John Lillpop answering the question, the response might have been slightly less polite and sans any trace of PC.

Given the opportunity, I might have chosen other, more appropriate responses like one of the following:

* Can I get back to you on that, Ma'am?

* I could, but I will not. But fret not, this little temper tantrum will get you plenty of sound bites on the evening news!

* Sorry, BB. I do not take orders from no stinkin' person what has to sit down to pee!

* How about a compromise: Grand dame?

* I would be happy to, if you will please first show me your birth certificate, ma'am.

* For a sawed off little feminist, ya got a lot of spunk, ain't ya?

* Does this mean that I should call that illegal alien in the White House "president?"

* I would, but for the fact that you seem to have a fetish about surrounding yourself with staff members who are also child pornographers.

Do the names Jeff P. Rosato and Bernie Ward ring a bell? What's with the perverts? Have you considered recruiting somewhere other than 'Frisco, ma'am?

Of course, any one of those replies would have caused me to be arrested immediately and charged with the felony crime of flagrant truth telling and hateful and excessive transparency.

Which would deny me the chance to vote against Boxer a fourth time in 2010.

What would YOU call Barbara Boxer?

"Undocumented Boomers" Head to Mexico!

Satire By John W. Lillpop

An Open Letter To Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Dear President Calderon:

As you are no doubt aware, America the Great is quickly becoming America the Gray. The so-called "boomer" generation, comprised of approximately 40 million Americans, will soon reach retirement age.

As they age, America's boomers yearn for a less frantic pace---and a lifestyle that allows one to pause and smell the roses now and again.

In other words, boomers are looking for the "Good Life" which is supposed to accrue to those who work 45 years, pay ungodly amounts in taxes, raise a family, put children through college, and baby-sit the grandchildren.

Unfortunately, the United States is no longer as hospitable as it once was to graying citizens, especially now that our economy has collapsed.

As a result, boomers have decided to move to your beloved Mexico.

Knowing that the Mexican government is a strong supporter of open borders and liberal immigration policies, as least with respect to migrations from Mexico to America, boomers anticipate that their needs and wishes will be fully accommodated with minimal interference and bureaucratic hassle.

In plain English, boomers expect to be treated like upscale Mexican citizens, with all the perks and advantages attendant thereto.

Incidentally, we prefer to be called "undocumented boomers."

President Calderon, I am delighted to announce that 40 million undocumented American boomers are headed to Mexico!

Viva America!

Current plans call for about 500,000 boomers to cross the border into Mexico each month.

As with any complex transition, there are several "ground rules" that must be followed in order to make this change seamless.

Accordingly, your attention is directed to the following action items:

* Mexican sovereignty, borders, and immigration laws are essentially null and void with respect to undocumented boomers. No attempt should be made to enforce said restrictions on good hearted, formerly hard working Americans.

* Undocumented boomers shall receive unlimited education, food, housing, legal assistance, and geriatric care on demand, the cost of which shall be borne solely by Mexican taxpayers.

* Mexican hospitals, medical clinics, and emergency rooms shall be obligated to meet the medical needs of all undocumented boomers, without regard to ability to pay.

This obligation shall not be limited or restricted in any way because of any real or projected negative impact on Mexico's medical systems, including the loss of vital services to Mexican citizens.

* Although undocumented boomers shall not be obligated to pay for medical services received, they shall be entitled to send $30-50 billion a year back to the United States with impunity. The Mexican government shall actively facilitate the transfer of such funds to America.

* English is the only language used by undocumented boomers; boomers have no desire or obligation to learn Spanish.

* America's historic free speech, free love, and anti-war revolutions originated with activists in the boomer generation.

In keeping with the boomer tradition of aggressive activism, from time to time it may be necessary for millions of boomers to take over the streets of Mexico's large cities in order to protest proposed new laws when the "rights" of undocumented boomers are in jeopardy.

During such protests, boomers will wave Old Glory and scream "Yes, we can!" and "We are Mexico!" in English, as they protest the rule of law.

All such activities are valid free speech expressions in a thriving Democracy. As a consequence, the Mexican government shall take no action to limit or impede protests by undocumented boomers.

* We Americans celebrate the 4th of July to commemorate our independence from Great Britain. Undocumented boomers prefer to conduct business as normal on May 5 and September 16, and to reserve the 4th of July for fireworks, BBQs, and displaying Red, White, and Blue everywhere.

* Undocumented boomers shall be licensed to drive without regard to immigration status. All driver instruction and testing materials shall be in English.

* Blood relatives of undocumented boomers shall be eligible for the same reduced tuition rates offered to Mexican students in the nation legally. Immersion for the purpose of teaching Spanish is a failed concept and shall not even be attempted.

* Undocumented boomers shall be eligible to vote in Mexican elections without any requirement to prove identity.

* Grandchildren of undocumented boomers born in Mexico shall be Mexican citizens by virtue of their birth, regardless of the immigration status of their parents and grand parents, and

* Undocumented boomers are very sensitive and are easily offended. Therefore, Mexicans shall refrain from using terms like "illegal alien," "Red Neck," "Cracker,"or "Gringo" when addressing or discussing boomers.

In closing, Mr. President, let me assure you that undocumented boomers will attempt to do for Mexico what 38 million Mexican illegal aliens are currently doing to America!

With best regards and wishes for a diverse and free Mexico!

John Lillpop
San Hose, California

As to Sammy Sosa: How Do You Say "Perjury" In Spanish?

By John W. Lillpop

Samuel Peralta Sosa, known to bleacher bums at Wrigley Field and throughout baseball yards all across America as "Sammy," was one heck of a ball player.

Over the course of a major league career that lasted nearly 20 years with four different clubs, Sosa hit 609 homer runs, drove in 1667 runs, and boasted a very fine lifetime batting average of .273.

Besides being a great ball player, Sosa understood that his role was not limited to swatting a ball over a fence and lumbering around the bases.

He understood that baseball is all about entertaining a bleacher section full of beer-blasted fans who shell out $20, or more, just to watch 50 spoiled-brat millionaires in their 20s and 30s play what has been charitably described as a "kid's game."

Successfully smiting a round ball with a round bat hurled at close to 100 miles per hour while said ball is curving is a rare talent.

But one must also bring pizzazz and personality to the field. Sammy Sosa oozed pizzazz and was a terrific actor, which made him a fan favorite.

Sosa's acting skills came in handy back in 2005 when he appeared at a Congressional hearing looking into drugs in major league baseball.

Looking overwhelmed by all those white Republicans glaring down at him, Sosa even went so far as to have his attorney read the following statement:

"To be clear, I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything. I have not broken the laws of the United States or the laws of the Dominican Republic. I have been tested as recently as 2004, and I am clean."

That sworn testimony was delivered on Sosa's behalf, ostensibly because of his limited English skills.

As it turns out, Sammy Sosa may not be quite the powerful actor he supposes himself to be.

As reported, in part, at SI.com:


"WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional committee will look into former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa's denial that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs in light of a report that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003.

"The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, says that the committee takes seriously suggestions that a witness had been misleading.

"Towns said in a statement Wednesday that he will determine the appropriate steps following a review of the matter.

"In 2005, Sosa told Congress that he had never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Sosa tested positive."


Two questions immediately come to mind:

Can a defendant claim innocence by alleging that his attorney mistranslated his testimony while converting Spanish to English?

And, "How Do You Say Perjury In Spanish?"

North Korea to Fire Missile Toward Hawaii: Obama Strategery?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Breaking news from the never-ending soap opera that is Kim Young Il versus President Barack Obama in the most dangerous one- on- one reality show in the world.

As reported, in part, at Myway.com:

"Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.

"The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers), would be launched from North Korea's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan's top-selling newspaper. It cited an analysis by the Japanese Defense Ministry and intelligence gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

"The missile launch could come between July 4 and 8, the paper said."

President Obama is said to be monitoring the situation "very closely" and is outraged that George W. Bush left such an awful mess behind.

Reports indicate that the president has taken the unprecedented step of adding the cell phone number of UN General secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to his speed dial directory on his Blackberry, a sure sign that the administration is taking this threat very seriously indeed.

President Obama also issued a press release minutes ago to reassure the American people, especially his Hawaiian buds on Oahu.

That press release in its entirety:

"I have just reviewed reports from our intelligence community which suggest that Kim Young Il is planning to fire a long range missile toward Hawaii sometime in early July.

"I would like to make it abundantly clear that this is seen as a hostile act on the part of Kim Young Il and will not be tolerated.

"As I say, I would like to, but that would be meddling in another nation's affairs. As we know from the failed policies of the past eight years, meddling simply does not work.

"Consequently, I will NOT say that firing a long range missile toward Hawaii is a hostile act.

"Besides, North Korea has a right to nuclear power, along with Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, and the Palestinian people.

"America has consistently hogged not only the world's petroleum but the nuclear option as well. This is wrong and I apologize to the world for American arrogance and greed.

"The time for CHANGE is now--America must not continue as the evil empire that denies people of color their right to Plutonium and other toxic elements.

"Therefore, I will send legislation to Congress this day seeking authorization to open America's nuclear arsenal to a "People of color only" auction festival on the lawn on the White House.

"Fresh vegetables will be sold by my lovely wife Michelle on a first-come-first served basis. All sales final, yuan only. Dollars will not be accepted."

"I hope that the American people will see this as an aggressive and responsible attempt to deal with deficits inherited from the last administration.

"As for the incorrigible Kim Young Il, let me say this: I was not planning to spend the 4th of July in Hawaii anyway. So there!"

And so it goes. Another smashing diplomatic victory for the humble man from the streets of Chicago!

We the People Need a Tyranny Czar

By John W. Lillpop

America's grand experiment in democratic self-governance is under assault as never before in our nation's nearly 233-year history.

Consider the following:

America's system of checks and balances, designed to safeguard against tyranny, is in shambles.

Thus, our tyrannical president, committed to replacing free and private enterprise with government run socialism, is able to do so, virtually at will.

That same tyrannical president is able to downgrade national defense, drive the nation to the cusp of financial ruin, and trash the best health care system in the world in favor of a government run HMO, again virtually unchallenged.

Our tyrannical president is able to use tax laws as a tool for punishing the successful in order to reward the mediocre.

He is able to bow before foreign kings, denounce America and her leaders while on foreign soil, and apologize for American superiority as though it were a curse rather than a blessing.

He is able to ignore the dangers of open borders and to thumb his nose at the rule of law when it comes to millions of illegal aliens and their pilfering of public services.

He is able to thwart all checks and balances by appointing Czars of this, that, and the other, responsible to no one but our tyrannical president himself.

Simply put, there is no oversight of government in America these days.


Of course, oversight is the very last thing on the minds of Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid whom share the president's radical agenda and have majorities in both chambers of Congress.

We the People used to rely on a free and robust press to keep an eye on government and alert us to tyranny whenever it reared its ugly head.

Unfortunately, today's mainstream media worship the liberal president as if he were a New Age Messiah and they solidly support his willing co-conspirators in Congress.

So-called objective journalists at ABC have even decided to move into the White House itself, in order to promote our tyrannical president's Marxist scheme for health care.

Imagine the horror if conservative "news" had been broadcast from the Blue Room during the Nixon Watergate scandal?

All in all, We the People, in our haste and fear, have chosen tyranny over freedom.

If only there were a Tyranny Czar to represent the American people!


Why Not Test Drive Obamacare Before Trashing the Best?

By John W. Lillpop

Pity poor President Obama. So much CHANGE to deliver, but so few trillions of dollars of taxpayer money to work with.

So many special interests to satisfy, so many campaign debts and unrealistic promises coming due all at once.

Obama's latest fiasco is a $1.6 trillion dollar Marxist scheme to "spread the wealth" when it comes to health care.

If enacted, Obamacare will dump the greatest health care system on the planet and replace it with a government run HMO.

From the best to the worst, for only $1.6 trillion dollars! Such a deal!

Still, America's 12-40 million illegal aliens would be covered and that should earn the Anointed One and Democrats a few million illegal votes at the next election.

The most amusing aspect of Obamacare is in the math. How in Hades can you cover 46 million previously uninsured people and reduce costs?

Answer: The same way you create jobs by wasting $1 trillion on a "stimulus" pork bill--with exaggeration and out right lies!

But perhaps Obamacare is getting a bad rap from those of us too anxious to find fault with this president.

Perhaps we should compromise and agree to a test drive to provide an objective assessment of Obamacare?

Here is how it would work: Implement the president's health care program on a provisional basis.

That is, force all federal employees including the president and his family, his cabinet, all members of Congress and their staffs, and members of the US Supreme Court to meet all of their medical needs with Obamacare for the next 18 months.

Make it mandatory that all health care services, even to the president's young daughters, be secured from Obamacare.

After 18 months, let us look at the results and see if Obamacare really works.

If it does work, then what is good enough for the liberal elite should be good enough for the unwashed masses!

If it does not work, chalk it up to another failed idea from a community organizer way in over his head!

How President Obama Can Overcome Deficit Sleep Disorder

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Just when you thought that Barack Obama was an isolated elitist who could care less about the mushrooming federal debt and other matters driving most Americans nuts, the Anointed One reveals that he too loses sleep over the mess he has created.

As reported, in part, at the Washington Post:


"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that worrying about the U.S. government's finances "keeps me awake at night" and the country needed to start planning now to tackle soaring deficits."

Even the most critical conservative will agree that our young president deserves to get his "8" each and every day.

After all, sleep is a fundamental human right, along with the right to broad band access to the Internet, the right to abortion, and the right to marry whomever or whatever one wants.

Thus, in the humanitarian spirit of helping, the ideas below are presented, free of charge, for President Obama's consideration:

Read a Book

Reading a dull and unfathomable book just before going to bed is guaranteed to hasten the arrival of the sleep fairy. Economics 101 would work, provided you skip those chapters that identify your policies as the antithesis to economic growth and prosperity.

Count to Ten Trillion

Counting sheep used to be a great way to drift off into slumber. However, you would be better served by counting backwards from ten trillion.

Caution: Do not focus on the fact that $10 trillion is your contribution to the national debt in just five months.

Try Prayer

A humbling surrender to a higher power just before turning in could work wonders, sir. Admitting that there IS a higher power would be required, but if you can deal with Michelle you can handle being Second Fiddle to God.

Try praying to the Christian God whilst on your knees and expect a miracle!

Change Social Network

Hanging with the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, and Tim Geithner would play hell with anyone's peaceful sleep.

A more responsible support group consisting of folks who actually pay their taxes and spend within their means could make 40 winks a lead pipe cinch!

Try inviting Pat Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck up for a midnight snack and chat and watch your sleep life improve almost instantly.

Give Up Meddling

With all due respect, sir, you are like Karl Marx on steroids!

Too much on your plate at any one time can aggravate the soul, stomach, and lead to insomnia.

If I may be so bold, let me recommend that you lessen your load by putting some of the non-urgent issues on the back burner.

My recommendation is that you simply forget the Sotomayor nomination, heath care reform, amnesty for illegal aliens, closure of GITMO, repeal of "Don't ask, Don't tell," outreach to Islam, military cuts, gay rights, and other upsetting issues.

Let the new Congress in 2011 deal with these matters.

As an added bonus, the Republicans will most probably control both houses of Congress after the 2010 mid-term elections, and you can always blame them for obstructing your idealist remaking of America.

Develop New Interests and Hobbies

Former President George W. Bush left office looking young and vigorous despite his single digit approval numbers.

Why not take advantage of some of W.'s techniques for relaxing and unwinding?

You know, invade a foreign nation without provocation, or bomb Iran and or North Korea?

The point is, you deserve special treatment and a little shock and awe would get your mind off those ugly deficit numbers!

Last but not least, Mr. President:

Resist the temptation to grab another trillion dollars of taxpayer money to fund a study to determine the source of sleep disorders among US presidents!

Follow these steps and you will sleep like a baby!


Late Night Poser Succumbs to Palin Power!

By John W. Lillpop

Viva Sarah Palin!

That is the cry echoing about the land these days as the much-maligned, but beautiful and intelligent, Governor Palin of Alaska has taught leftist wit David Letterman a badly needed lesson in politeness and power politics.

'Twas just over a week ago that Letterman decided to take out his frustration at being second best (to Conan O'Brien) on the voluptuous young governor and her 14-year old daughter with remarks so sinister and inappropriate that even liberal feminists at NOW sided with the Republican governor and consigned Letterman to the Media Hall of Shame.

Avid Letterman devotees, mostly weak minded liberal women, continued to support the faltering host by claiming that the jokes were "funny" and that nobody gives a tinker's damn about Sarah Palin anyhow,

OOPS! Not so fast.

As it turns out, Governor Sarah Palin is highly regarded and loved by tens of millions of fair minded, civil Americans. Those millions were peeved by Letterman's pornographic insinuation that likened Palin's young daughter Willow to a prostitute, one so desperate that she might even cavort with scumbag Eliot Spitzer, heir apparent to Bill Clinton's legacy of perversion in high office.

As reported at Reuters, Letterman finally got the message that his joke was NOT funny and was, in fact, totally repulsive.

The over the hill DJ finally saw the light and came crawling with his tail between his legs as follows:


"David Letterman apologized on Monday for making a sexually charged joke about one of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's teenage daughters, as a group of Palin supporters planned a rally demanding the late-night TV show host be fired.

"I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception" of the joke by viewers, he said during Monday's taping of "Late Night with David Letterman," according to a transcript given to Reuters.

"And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke," he said. "It's not your fault that it was misunderstood, it's my fault."

"Last Tuesday, Letterman joked that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had "knocked up" the former vice-presidential nominee's daughter during a family trip to a baseball game.
But the daughter in question was 14-year-old Willow, not the intended target, 18-year-old unwed mother Bristol. Letterman said the following night that he was confused between the two and would never make sexual jokes about a 14-year-old.

"Despite his explanation, Palin has charged that Letterman made "sexually perverted" comments.

"In the transcript from Monday's show, Letterman also said he was sorry to Palin and both her daughters.

"I would like to apologize especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the Governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future," he said.

"The apologies came as a group of Palin supporters, calling themselves FireDavidLetterman.com, planned a Tuesday protest outside the show's studio at the Ed Sullivan theater in New York's Times Square."

For her part, Governor Palin, ever the gracious and noble lady, accepted the apology and said it was accepted "on behalf of all young women, like my daughters, who hope men who `joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."

That Governor Palin sure has class! Seems to me that she would be an excellent choice for President of these United States!

Lusty Chorus of Boos Mock Obama's "I Have a Scheme" Speech

By John W. Lillpop

It seems like decades ago that the greatest nation of earth began a mind-boggling experiment in liberal guilt abatement called Obamamania.

That phenomenon essentially turned the mantle of federal power over to a young, handsome and charismatic, but tragically unqualified, black man from the streets of Chicago.

Just five months ago, the Windy City turned itself upside down in celebrating the coronation-deification of Barack Obama whose formula for CHANGE would, we were promised, fix all of the messes left by his predecessor, the unlovable George W. Bush, and all who preceded W. in mismanaging the government from the Oval Office.

From the depressed economy to the war on terror, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the health care crisis, failing automobile industry, illegal immigration disaster, to America's battered image among Mullahs and communist dictators all across the globe, this Obama fellow was the answer.

So we were told.

As it turns out, Barack Obama has gone from the pinnacle of adoration and glory to being the object of lusty of boos in just five short months.

Moreover, in his hometown while speaking from the presidential lectern to boot!

As reported, in part, at http://topics.breitbart.com/Chicago/:

"Barack Obama isn't used to hearing boos.

"For all the young president's popularity, the response he got Monday from doctors at an American Medical Association meeting was a sign his road is only going to get rockier as he tries to sell his plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

"The boos erupted when Obama told the doctors in Chicago he wouldn't try to help them win their top legislative priority—limits on jury damages in medical malpractice cases.

"But what could they expect? If Obama announced support for malpractice limits, that would set trial lawyers and unions—major supporters of Democratic candidates—on the attack. Not to mention consumer groups."

Still, there IS hope: Mid-term elections are but 17 months away, at which time the American people can isolate the Obamamania pandemic by removing many of his left wing co-conspirators from the US Congress!