Once Again, 3rd- World Mexico Fails the Democracy Test

By John W. Lillpop

Mexican President Felipe Calderon needs to get his priorities straight, and in a hurry.

This is so because while the muddled Mexican was lecturing the American Congress about democracy and the rule of law in Arizona, his beloved Mexico continued to fall further into the grips of drug cartels, corruption, and violence.

An inconvenient truth looms for the addled Calderon: Mexico has lost the war to drug cartels, corruption, and violence, and, as a result, this pathetic nation is incapable of functioning as Democracy.

Get it, Felipe? The game is over. Mexico is on a par with Pakistan, or Afghanistan.

Another failed state, but this one right next door to the most sophisticated and successful democratic nation in history. (At least it was until November, 2008, that is.)

The bitter truth is that Democracy is no longer possible in Mexico. That fact was demonstrated in spades with the announcement that a leading gubernatorial candidate was assassinated in cold blood just days before an important election.

As reported at reference 1, in part:

“Last Friday, June 25, gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre raised both his arms to the sky in front of 15,000 cheering white-shirted supporters in a baseball stadium minutes from the Rio Grande. After he promised security in his violence-ridden border state of Tamaulipas, the crowd erupted to his campaign anthem, sung to the catchy tune of the smash hit "I Gotta Feeling" by U.S. pop band Black Eyed Peas.

They had reason for celebration. Opinion polls all concurred that the mustachioed physician would win the July 4 election by a landslide of more than 30 points. But on Monday, as Torre left the state capital to conclude his campaign, assailants showered his convoy with gunfire from automatic rifles and heavy-caliber weapons, killing him instantly. Army commanders said the attack bore all the signs of the Zetas, a paramilitary drug gang that was born in the state.

Mexico's highest-profile political assassination since the 1994 murder of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was a blow not only to Torre's supporters but to the nation's entire ailing democracy.

On July 4, voters will choose governors in 12 of 31 states in a "Super Sunday" of local elections. The ballots come almost exactly a decade after the nation voted to end 71 years of one-party rule. But rather than showcasing the success of multiparty democracy, the campaigns have highlighted its hazards. Races have been dampened by arrests of candidates on racketeering charges, leaked tapes of organized vote buying and a succession of violent attacks.

After the Torre killing, some politicians asked for half of the races to be suspended. "This is extremely worrying," says political scientist Maria Eugenia Valdes. "If there is fear and violence, there is no freedom. And if there is no freedom, we cannot have fair elections.”

In light of the truth about Mexico, the burning question of the day is: Why are President Obama and the Democrats wasting time and energy in an effort to legalize 12-38 million invading criminals from Mexico, rather than working to secure our borders and protect American citizens from the violence and mayhem that runs rampant in that failed state?

Why has President Obama not sent tens of thousands of troops to the border to keep the decay that is destroying Mexico from spreading north?

1- http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100630/wl_time/08599200051100

What About YOUR “Undue Advantage,” Mr. President?

By John W. Lillpop

In remarks at the G20 summit last week, President Obama made headlines when he warned that no nation should have an “undue advantage,” if the world is to enjoy economic recovery.

The president was referring to currencies and China specifically, but his remarks expose an anti-American mind set which holds that that the people of the United States do not deserve the prosperity that this nation has enjoyed over the years.

In Obama’s warped logic, Americans must be forced to give up extravagant lifestyles that are not eco-friendly and which take more than our fair share of the goods and services produced in the global economy.

Lowering expectations is the Marxist euphemism that would apply to the Obama agenda for rewriting the American Dream to a more modest and politically correct way of living.

Spread the wealth from undeserving Americans to the poor and meek throughout the world would be another apt way of describing Obama’s obsession with the “undue advantage” nonsense.

Successful American capitalists always seek an “unfair advantage in domestic and foreign markets, meaning that they are committed to providing the most competitive goods and services in order to be # 1.

President Obama would forego America’s lust for being # 1 with a wuss policy that would seek to assure that the U.S. is”liked” all across the globe.

While Obama is adamant in promoting “no undue advantage” for the unwashed masses, when it comes to his personal life, “undue advantage” is tenaciously defended as an elitist perk which he is entitled to because---well, just because he is BHO!

Should this arrogant, elitist political novice ever get serious about reversing “undue advantage,” he should start by removing his daughters from private schools designed for families with an undue advantage. Give up the elitist schools and enroll YOUR children in public schools, Mr. President!

He could also waive special health care perks available to him and his family and rely on the more modest ObamaCare, which the president believes average Americans should be forced to purchase.

Finally, if President Obama really gives a damn about “undue advantage” and spreading the wealth, he would find a way to reduce his income from the $5 million he reportedly managed in 2009.

Undue advantage?

That pretty much sums up the life and career of one Barack Hussein Obama!


Why Does Naming of Hurricanes Exclude Muslim Names?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Sheila Jackson-Lee, Democrat member of the U.S. House from Texas, created somewhat of a row a few years ago when she chided bureaucrats who name hurricanes for failing to give African-American names equal time.

Jackson-Lee’s protest was received as it should have been: Most simply chalked it up to another instance of unintentional hilarity courtesy of the moon bat Democrat who misrepresents the 18th Congressional District in Texas which, quite frankly, deserves far better!

If Jackson-Lee’s silly notion were to actually prevail, all groups would demand equal time in the hurricane naming game.

Then, imagine a law suit filed by CAIR, Council on American Islamic Relations, demanding that Muslim names be included, including the following:


In evaluating this gross injustice, one must ask: Is it Islamaphobia or simply garden variety American racism that causes important Muslim names to be ignored when it comes to violent, destructive acts, which really are uniquely Muslim when you think about it?

Do we need an act of Congress to change this outrage? Or will an Executive Order suffice?

Better not dither too long, Mr. President, because the hurricane season is already here and the racists pigs at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) have already wasted a spot by naming the first storm ALEX.


Religion of peace activists are perfectly justified in demanding, why not ALLAH?

Along with a gentle reminder to the blokes at NHC: Start using Muslim names or we will lop off your sorry heads!


What Would Founding Fathers Think of “Blanket Amnesty”?

By John W. Lillpop

As America approaches the 244th birthday of our great nation, we the people have an obligation to reflect, with great thanksgiving, on the heroic words and deeds of those great men who bequeathed to future generations of Americans the formula for independence and effective self-governance.

Because of the wisdom and brilliance of our Founding Fathers, America is supposed to operate in accordance with the Rule of Law, whereby the relationship between three branches of government and between government and the people are codified in the U.S. Constitution.

Thanks to our Founding Fathers, we are a civilized, sophisticated people who believe that adherence to the Rule of Law is essential in preserving our democratic way of life and in assuring our freedom from tyranny and oppression.

Unfortunately, there are those among us who regard the U.S. Constitution as an outdated, irrelevant bit of buffoonery that needs to be rewritten to adjust to social norms of the day such as abortion, gay marriage, affirmative action, spreading the wealth thievery, taxation without representation, and other “progressive” idiocy.

Such people regard the Founding Fathers as a gaggle of wealthy, racist, white, probably straight Christian males, none of whom had a clue about gay love, the right to an abortion as promised in the Constitution, or the most important government priority of all—the incessant pummeling of white males.

Progressives have also defied the Founding Fathers by embracing, rather than eradicating tyranny, especially when it comes to ramming the unpopular progressive agenda down the throats of the American people.

How might the Founding Fathers regard a duly-elected President of the United States who is reportedly considering the use of an Executive Order that would, in effect, grant blanket amnesty to upwards of 20 million aliens who have ignored our borders and immigration laws and who now reside, unlawfully, within our borders?

An Executive Order that would circumvent the will of the people AND of the U.S. Congress where such an amnesty scheme has been attempted but failed on several occasions?

An Executive Order than would grant citizenship to tens of millions of penniless, unskilled, non-English speaking invaders who costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and whose loyalties and allegiances remain with their nations of origin such as Mexico?

An Executive Order that would reward tens of millions of aliens who refuse to stand in line like other millions throughout the world clamoring for a life in America?

Faced with such facts, the Founding Fathers would no doubt conclude that America had been through another revolution where freedom and independence were supplanted by fascism and tyranny.

And they would be exactly right!

Happy Independence Day??????


Al Gore: Unbearable Bore--- or “Crazed Sex Poodle”?

By John W. Lillpop

When Al and Tipper Gore announced the dissolution of their 40-year marriage recently, speculation was that Tipper had finally had enough of Gore the Bore and decided to seek a more lively and interesting life style.

But who would have thunk that Gore the Bore was actually a “Crazed Sex Poodle”?

As reported at reference 1, in part, Al Gore’s sexual dalliance in Oregon in 2006 is finally being exposed:

“JUNE 24--In a bizarre statement to police, the Oregon woman who claims that Al Gore fondled and groped her during a massage session described the former Vice President as a giggling "crazed sex poodle" who gave a "come hither" look before pouncing on her in a Portland hotel suite. In a taped January 2009 interview with cops, the 54-year-old woman, a licensed masseuse whose name has been redacted from police records, read from a lengthy prepared statement that detailed her alleged October 2006 encounter with Gore at the Hotel Lucia.”

Again, this is the sort of story one would understand if the actor were Bill Clinton. But Al Gore?



Obama to Lecture General McChrystal About “Poor judgment, immaturity”? Ha!

By John W. Lillpop

Just about everything that President Obama does these days is hysterically maddening and loaded with arrogance, hypocrisy, rudeness, and just plain stupidity.

Like Obama’s feigned outrage over the fact that BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward went yachting while the Gulf of Mexico was still gushing crude oil. This criticism direct from the links where America’s failing president was golfing while the Gulf of Mexico was still gushing crude oil.

That criticism is a sure sign of immaturity wrapped in silliness. Hardly presidential—but that is true in general about Barack Obama.

Like his public harping of Congress about the need to cut the deficit and reduce spending while he continues to promote expensive new programs and signs every bill sent him by an out- of -control Congress.

That is poor judgement, again adorned with foolishness.

Like his constant passing of blame to former President George W. Bush for all issues and problems the nation is facing.

Refusing to accept reposnsibility for one’s own miserable failings is immaturity on a grand scale.

General McChrystal may indeed be guilty of immaturity and poor judgment, However, Barack Obama has failed to lead by example and is in no position to criticize anyone for his own behavior which is destroying this once great nation.


Time to Boycott Fremont, Nebraska?

By John W. Lillpop

With a righteous wind at their backs, the good citizens of Fremont, Nebraska have united against illegal aliens, thereby inviting the scorn of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, U.S. President Barack Obama, the Catholic Church, Democrats everywhere, and the anti-American Civil Liberties Union (AACLU).

As reported at myway.com, 57 percent of the 25,000 residents of this small meat-packing town have stood up and screamed, “Enough, Is Enough!” to the devastating invasion of their city by penniless, illiterate, non-English speaking criminals, mostly from Mexico.

The new law will bar illegal aliens from renting in Fremont and will also obligate businesses to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure that employees are in the nation legally and eligible to work here.

Meanwhile, because he has all of America’s and most of the world’s problems in check and loads of spare time to waste when it is too dark or hot to golf, President Obama has decided to sue Arizona over SB-1070, the common sense ruling that authorizes law enforcement to verify the immigration status of those suspected of being here illegally.

Obama’s assault on American citizens and just plain common sense is joined by Hilda L. Solis, Obama’s dim-witted Department of Labor Secretary.

This leftist moon bat has stated that “you have a right” to fair wages even if you’re in the country illegally.

So, according to Solis, the fact that you have invaded America, violated our borders and laws, paid no taxes, and stolen public services to which you are not entitled matters not one whit.

The fact that you are a poor Hispanic without any English skills is all that matters, and that alone qualifies for a “right” to fair wages.

Actually, forcing employers to pay invaders union wages could be the best way to end illegal invasions. The ONLY thing that makes illegal aliens attractive to employers is their willingness to work for slave wages.

Take that from their resumes and it would surely be “Adios” to millions who steal jobs from American citizens!


Is Obama’s Detached Arrogance toward the Gulf Spill Based on Racism?

By John W. Lillpop

During and after hurricane Katrina ,moon bats on the left, inspired by the liberal-biased mainstream media, were relentless in denouncing President Bush and his administration for allegedly acting with insufficient urgency in dealing with the crisis.

Driven by their searing hatred for Bush originating with the 2000 election, the left made Katrina a personal vendetta against W., while essentially ignoring the miserable incompetence of Louisiana Governor Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Nagin, both, coincidentally, card-carrying Democrats.

More sinister cynics even used the race card in implying that FEMA, at the direction of W., deliberately dragged their feet because so many of the victims were poor, old black folks.

Night after night, the media would show videos of suffering blacks sloshing around muddy, vile waters where their homes used to be. The message: This is happening because W. hates black people!

This blatant ignorance and the hatred it proliferated against a sitting U.S. president will be remembered as one of the greatest forfeitures of objectivity and integrity in the history of American journalism.

To illustrate the absurdity of the un-American lynching of W. during the Katrina days, imagine the reaction that would ensue if conservative media were to suggest that President Obama’s tepid response to the Gulf oil spill was based on his inner hatred of all things Caucasian (especially British)?

After all, the offending enterprise is British Petroleum, comprised of mostly white males, is it not?

Would Obama have moved more decisively and with greater efficiency, if BP was run by a black CEO?

Would the president have acted before fifty days had lapsed if the victims of the oil spill had been poor old black folks, rather than white people who had their pretty beaches sullied, and white business owners driven into the abyss by gobs of crude muck?

The overall question might be: Is Obama’s detached arrogance toward the Gulf Spill based on racism?

Just asking.

The Quagmire of Illegal Immigration: Another Destructive Liberal Policy

By John W. Lillpop

Those who have even the slightest interest in preserving American values and culture have no choice but to be incensed that the Mexican government does not respect U.S. sovereignty, borders, or immigration laws.

Even more maddening is the fact that our own government, comprised of elected officials who have sworn under oath to protect and defend America, have joined hands with the foreign nation of Mexico in opposing the right of Arizona to protect its citzens from invading criminals.

Indeed, wrong-minded liberals such as President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and all politicians bound by the D brand, defend illegal aliens as goodhearted, hardworking folks who come to America because they share our values and come simply in search of a better life.

It is even suggested that the invaders are a “blessing” to America.

In truth, however, illegal aliens do not invade the U.S. to work or because they share common values. They come to steal public services—education, health care and the like--to which they are not entitled, and which cost U.S. taxpayers at least $113 billion dollars a year.

As to common values, most Americans are NOT criminals—all illegal aliens are.

Most Americans speak English—most illegal aliens refuse to learn the American language.

In addition, many illegal aliens are delusional enough to believe that parts of the U.S. still belong to Mexico. They come not to share in the “American Dream,” but to reclaim property that they naively believe to be part of Mexico.

As everyone knows, the Mexican government bitterly opposes efforts to stem the flow of illegal aliens from Mexico into America. That government has even threatened to take the United States to the UN because we Americans have plans to build a fence at the border.

A fence that would be built by Americans on American soil using American money!

However, when it comes to illegal aliens going into Mexico from countries south of its border, the Mexican government has absolutely zero tolerance. No driver’s licenses, in-state tuition, or any of the other nonsense that American politicians foolishly bestow on Mexicans here illegally.

Fact is, illegal aliens in Mexico are regarded as felons by the government, treated accordingly, and are deported as quickly as possible.

America officials should do the same to the scores millions of aliens here illegally.

To claim that America is somehow “blessed” to have a third-world neighbor that dumps millions of criminals on the backs of U.S. taxpayers is outrageous, irresponsible, and foolish

No other nation on earth would tolerate a “neighbor” like Mexico—and neither should America!


Lakers 83, Celtics 79: Now THAT Is Real Sports Action!

By John W. Lillpop

On an otherwise dreary day in the world of sports, the Los Angeles Lakers nipped the Boston Celtics by a score of 83-79 to claim the NBA basketball title for the second year in a row.

Fans all over the world were treated to 60 action-packed minutes of in-your-face, rough and tumble basketball at it’s best, where the athletes actually scored—and isn’t that the objective of all sports?

Prancing up and down a grassy field without actually scoring a goal is sort of like kissing your spinster aunt: Why bother?

A grand total of 162 points were scored as the east versus west drama gave fans plenty to cheer about, made all the more exciting as the outcome of the game remained uncertain until the last 7.5 seconds.

Meanwhile for those who consider scoring of any sort to be a distraction, World Cup soccer provided another exhilarating day of zeros and near zeros!

Serbia stunned Germany 1-0.

Mexico upset France 2-0.

As Joe Biden might say, “BFD!”

Other bits and pieces about the basketball championship:

Although Los Angeles and Boston fans are insanely fanatical about their teams, no one was trampled to death as a result of riots in Boston or Los Angeles. No government was taken over by a military coup because the home team lost.

And best of all, Los Angeles was not burdened with tens of thousands of drunken “vuvuzela” players making life miserable for spectators, players, the press, and all other living organisms within 100 miles.

Loud, screaming fans, yes. Vuvuzelas, no!

Still, there may be a way to salvage soccer by making it more interesting and provocative.

For example, I might be tempted to tune in to watch North Korea and South Korea do battle. Same with a match between Iran and Israel!

But Mexico and France? Or Serbia and Germany?

Don't be silly!


America's Urgent Need: Moratorium on Presidential Dithering!

By John W. Lillpop

With all due respect to President Obama, his “management style”
may be wonderful in an academic environment or when one is involved in pointing intellectual elitists in the right direction.

However, Mr. Obama is now Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful and successful nation in human history. 300 million Americans expect him to provide intelligent and effective leadership in resolving the critical issues of the day.

Perhaps Obama does not fully grasp this new role?

As a reminder, Mr. President, the White House, especially the Oval Office, is a “non-dithering zone.” As such, there is a zero tolerance for indecision, flip flopping, and political posturing when America is facing grave threats to our homeland security, world stature, sovereignty, and economy.

That being said, the president needs to CHANGE his attitude and agenda as follows:

Take ownership in resolving the Gulf oil disaster. Forget about blaming George W. Bush or BP—you are the president now. Act like it!

Take control over the outrageous spending that is leading America down the path to economic ruin similar to that which consumed Greece. Use your veto power to reign in Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and other spend-happy liberals in their blatant disregard for our out-of-control federal deficit.

Take control over the war on terror! Start by calling it what it really is: A grueling war against Islam extremists. Stop pandering to the terrorists by proposing to close GITMO, treating terrorists like citizens, and other foolish acts meant to undo the measures that kept America safe for eight years after 9/11.

Win the damn war in Afghanistan! Forget about political posturing for the mid-terms and 2012. Do what is necessary to win that war as soon as possible.

Take control over unemployment and a relentless recession by ending your vicious and mindless war on business and capitalism. The American people did not elect you to remake our nation into a Marxist state!

Act now to boost economic growth by reducing taxes across the board, especially punitive taxes aimed at businesses who do what government can never do: Provide sustainable employment and prosperity for the American people!

Stop your incessant apologizing and trashing of America both at home and while on foreign soil! America is the greatest nation in history and the American people elected you to build, not destroy, our stature throughout the world.

Take control of America’s porous border with Mexico. Use whatever military force is needed to stop the invasion of our nation by penniless, unskilled, and non-English speaking aliens.

In these treacherous times, America cannot afford a president who dithers endlessly during a crisis.

Man up, Mr. President, and stop the insane dithering!


President Calderon Meddles in U.S. Affairs While Mexico Sinks Closer to the Abyss

By John W. Lillpop

While Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon wastes his time lecturing the U.S. Congress about the evils of Arizona’s plans to defend American citizens, things continue to unravel in his third-world, failed state.

As reported at reference 1, in part:

“Mexican gunmen killed 10 police officers and injured several more in Michoacan state while 28 prisoners were killed in a jail in Sinaloa state.

Federal police forces are conducting ground and air searches for the perpetrators of the attack on the officers in the city of Zitacuaro, the Public Security Ministry said in a statement. The police were traveling from Michoacan state toward Mexico City when their convoy was ambushed, it said.

Hours after that incident, 28 inmates were killed in a prison riot in the city of Mazatlan, said Martin Gastelum, spokesman for the attorney general’s office in Sinaloa state. Two police officers were wounded, he said.

Violence in the region is reaching new highs, causing residents of cities such as Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, to abandon their homes and their cities, said Tony Payan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. About 25 percent of homes in Ciudad Juarez are abandoned, Payan said today in a telephone interview.”

Given the deaths and mayhem in Mexico, just why is it that Calderon allows himself to get so annoyed by an innocuous law in Arizona that simply authorizes law enforcement officials to question those suspected of being in America illegally?

Why is el presidente` concerning himself with the rule of law in Arizona while Mexican police are being gunned down in cold blood?

An appropriate message to Felipe Calderon would be as follows:

Dear President Calderon:

Given the out of control killing and mayhem taking place in your beloved Mexico, may we suggest that you tend to Mexico’s problems with the greatest urgency?

We know that your time is precious, Mr. President, so we recommend that you abandon your obsession with meddling in American affairs that are, frankly, none of your business!

Believe it or not, we are quite capable of managing on our own, without interference from a foreign leader whose nation is on the verge of civil war and further decline into third-world mendacity!

In simple English, Mr. President, America neither needs nor wants your meddling in our affairs.

Instead we urge you to spend your time and energy in keeping Mexican police and citizens safe.

And, above all else, keep them in Mexico!


Gringo John

Has Osama bin Laden Won the War on Terror?

By John W. Lillpop

In less than three months, America will mark the 9th anniversary of the worst attack on U.S. soil in history. The date was September 11, 2001, a date that was supposed to live in infamy, along with December 7, 1941.

Looking back at that awful Tuesday morning in 2001 and the days that immediately followed, who could have predicted that the American people would be so thoroughly brain-washed as to allow the horror, anguish, pain and rage of that date to be minimized, if not purged completely from conscious memory just seven years later?

How in Hades did this great nation suffer through the events of 9/11 only to elect Barack Obama as president seven years later?

Barack Hussein Obama, the silver-tongued orator who has no respect or regard for American traditions and values?

How did we allow this man to take over our lives and futures?

Barack Hussein Obama, the man who:

Changed the official war on terror language used by government to exclude the phrase “Islamic extremism” so as to not offend Muslims.

Ordered the closure of GITMO, home to terrorists caught on the battlefield while trying to kill Americans

Revised the manner by which suspected terrorists are treated such that said suspects are treated like American citizens, including the right to Miranda rights, the right to be tried in civilian courts, the right to court-appointed attorneys, and other concessions to combatants accused of being among America’s most brutal enemies

Apologized for the actions of America leaders in response to 9/11, including apologies made while in Muslim nations

Turned his back on Israel, America’s long time ally and friend in the middle-east.

Furthermore, how is it that officials in New York City have followed Obama’s lead by approving construction of a mosque right next to Ground zero?

How is it that the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate mistakenly boasted that Democrats “Killed the Patriot Act” and declared the Iraq Theater of the war on terror to be “lost”?

What the hell happened to the great unifying of America after 9/11?

Has Osama bin Laden won the war on terror by virtue of America’s unconditional surrender?

Al Gore’s Divorce: So, Who’s the Lucky Woman?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Does anyone remember THE Kiss that Al Gore planted on Tipper back in 2000?

Although I am not a relationship specialist by training, I knew instinctively back then that the Al-Tipper marriage was on the rocks, and would not last.

It was obvious to me that any man who would embrace and kiss his spouse with such emotion after 30 years of marriage was either 1) Faking passion just for votes, or, 2) Was in the advanced stages of male menopause and mid-life crisis.

As it turns out, the truth was 3) Both 1 and 2!

If someone had said that a powerful Democrat and his spouse from the year 2000 had separated, how many would have immediately assumed that the Hildabeast had dropped 250 pounds of ugly fat by giving the heave ho to Slick Willie?

Instead, it was the picture-perfect, marriage-made- in- heaven couple of Al and Tipper that came to a fork it the road and decided to take it!

Now the Gores will have to do battle over the mass fortune accumulated as a result of Al’s global warming snake-oil sales.

Who gets the 20,000 square-foot, eight-bathroom mansion in Nashville?

Do they split the Oscar and Nobel Peace Prizes, one tainted award each?

Will Tipper write the obligatory, tell-all book, titled, “An Inconvenient Truth: Being Married to a Fat-Ass Bore Named Al Gore for 40 Years Sucks!” ?

Perhaps Tipper should be nominated for a Nobel Prize for putting up with Al’s sorry tush for 40 years?

Mexican Gunmen Kill 10 Police Officers, Prison Riot Kills 28: Whither President Calderon?

By John W. Lillpop

While Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon wastes his time lecturing the U.S. Congress about the evils of Arizona’s plans to defend American citizens, things continue to unravel in his third-world, failed state.

As reported at reference 1, in part:

“Mexican gunmen killed 10 police officers and injured several more in Michoacan state while 28 prisoners were killed in a jail in Sinaloa state.

Federal police forces are conducting ground and air searches for the perpetrators of the attack on the officers in the city of Zitacuaro, the Public Security Ministry said in a statement. The police were traveling from Michoacan state toward Mexico City when their convoy was ambushed, it said.

Hours after that incident, 28 inmates were killed in a prison riot in the city of Mazatlan, said Martin Gastelum, spokesman for the attorney general’s office in Sinaloa state. Two police officers were wounded, he said.

Violence in the region is reaching new highs, causing residents of cities such as Ciudad Juarez, which borders El Paso, to abandon their homes and their cities, said Tony Payan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. About 25 percent of homes in Ciudad Juarez are abandoned, Payan said today in a telephone interview.”

Given the circumstances, and knowing full well that Barack Obama has neither the brains nor cajoles to stand up to Senor` Calderon, let the following message be delivered to the Mexican people on behalf of patriotic Americans:

Dear Citizens of Mexico:

We patriotic Americans feel your pain and sympathize with your plight. The lawlessness and mayhem leading to the death of police officers and prisoners in your nation is a disaster of epic proportions.

No civilized peoples should be exposed to such neglect at the hands of its own government.

May we be so bold as to suggest a plan for correcting the situation?

First and foremost, demand that your dim-witted president keep his greedy nose out of the affairs of America!

Believe it or not, we are quite capable of managing on our own, without interference from some sawed-off runt who thinks he knows best when, if fact, he knows nothing.

Secondly, demand that the addled Calderon address Mexico’s problems NOW, rather than concerning himself with the rule of law in America!

In simple English, tell Felipe that his help is neither needed nor wanted here in America. Tell Calderon to butt out of doings in America, and to instead defend the people of Mexico to whom he is responsible!

Tell him to pay attention to Mexico for a change!



Gringo John


Defenders of World Cup: It’s INTERNATIONAL!

By John w. Lillpop

Judging by the hysterical e-mails received from those who adore soccer (they call it football), the really cool thing about the sport is the fact that it is International. Over and over again, my detractors defended their silly game by reminding me that the damn sport is played nearly everywhere.


To which my cool, reasoned retort was: So what? Heart disease and cancer are INTERNATIONAL, too, but that hardly makes either malady worthy of mindless worship.

To which my detractors resorted to: “You just don’t understand.”

Now that is an argument I cannot honestly refute, because I really do not understand.

Specifically, I do not understand why in the hell hundreds of thousands of supposedly intelligent people voluntarily sit for 90 minutes in a small, confined seat while their brains are being blown to smithereens by thousands of drunken operators of “vuvuzelas,” those instruments of racism and hate that register higher than a chain saw when it comes to decibels.

How can having your ears turned into silly puddy before your very eyes be considered a cool and entertaining thing to do, even in dreary old South Africa?

Again, give me American baseball and the loud chorus of BOOs! that are heaped on the umpires, but only when a call goes against the home club, and not non-stop for 90 minutes, and not at 127 decibels!

In any event, I thought I would give soccer another chance to amuse, so I tuned into the Ivory Coast versus Portugal match. A real tosser that was. After 75 minutes, the score was still 0-0 with neither side coming close to a goal.

What is the bloody point?

Advocates of soccer claim that the lack of commercial breaks makes soccer more of a real sport.

To which I say: Excuse me? Even the sorriest of American commercials provides more entertainment than a pointless (pun intended) game of World Cup soccer.

In the end, though, I relented and accepted the apologies of all those who, through no fault of their own, do not know better than to spend countless hours surrounded by a non-stop blast of vile horns while a huge non-event is played out before them!

Arizona's Next Target: Anchor Babies!

John W. Lillpop

More good news from Arizona: Lawmakers there are working to end the scam of "anchor babies" in the Grand Canyon state.

Those lawmakers are exactly right is going after anchor babies because illegal aliens who scheme to have babies born in America just to avoid justice (through deportation) are among the most despicable criminals in our midst.

Only Democrat and RINO politicians are less honorable.

By callously manipulating infants for personal gain, illegal aliens clearly lack the moral values and judgment essential to being good Americans.

Moreover, the presence of anchor babies gives weak-minded knot heads who favor open borders and non-enforcement of immigration laws a lame excuse for doing nothing.

Again, infants are manipulated for political purposes by those who scream "We cannot split families," when arguing against deportation.

However, that argument is embarrassingly specious.

To begin with, illegal aliens willfully abandon family when they leave their nation of origin, usually Mexico, in order to invade America!

Apparently, "Family" is trumped by dinero when deciding whether or not to jump a fence to pursue the mother lode, AKA free public services, in America!

Secondly, deportation decisions cannot be based on whether or not the offending criminal has a family.

Consider a parallel: Illegal aliens are like bank robbers--they steal property belonging to others.

However, when an American citizen is found guilty of robbing a bank, does the presiding judge decide against prison because of concern about separating the criminal from family?

Of course not!

Criminals are criminals, and should be dealt with according to the law, especially when it comes to illegal aliens.

Third: Who says that the illegal alien family has to be split?

For illegal aliens with children under 18, it should be mandatory that the entire family be deported!

In fact, because they are the most burdensome to American taxpayers, deporting such families should be the greatest priority of our federal government.

In other words, Pancho, get the hell out and take your moochachoo brats with you!

Finally, instead of trying to rip-off the people with hideous programs like ObamaCare and higher taxes, Speaker Pelosi (God, that still sounds vile!) should work with other twinkies like Senator Harry Reid to close the anchor baby loophole with respect to children of illegal aliens.

But perhaps that is asking too much?

After all, folks like Pelosi see anchor babies as future Democrat voters!

$50 Billion More for Jobs? What about that Trillion Dollar Stimulus Glut?

By John W. Lillpop

Have fleeced the American people out of a trillion dollars for a so-called “stimulus” bill which was supposed to create and or save 3-4 million jobs, President Obama has once again come calling on Congress with open, oil-slicked palms.

This time the needy are those who belong to labor unions which universally supported the Obama candidacy--teachers, police, and firefighters.

As reported at the Washington Post, in part:

President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.

“In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama defended last year's huge economic stimulus package, saying it helped break the economy's free fall, but argued that more spending is urgent and unavoidable. "We must take these emergency measures," he wrote in an appeal aimed primarily at members of his own party.”

Why is “urgent” always the priority when it comes to spending, but never the case when an attempted terrorist attack or a devastating oil spill needs presidential attention?

Obama's latest urgent wolf call elicited the understatement of the century from House Majority Leader Steny H. Hover when he said, “I think there is spending fatigue.”

Yes of course that is true; however, fear for their own jobs will be the most prominent thought on the minds of House Democrats as they ponder yet another foolish Obama spending spree.

Democrats in the least bit interested in holding on to office need to muster the fortitude and intellectual honesty to challenge Barack Obama to fully account for that trillion dollar stimulus bill before authorizing another penny for jobs.

The obvious question that should be posed to Obama is, “What in the hell happened to that trillion dollars, Mr. President?”


Oil Industry in Ruins: “Mission Accomplished” for Obama?

By John W. Lillpop

This is not to suggest that any credible evidence has surfaced which would cause one to conclude that President Obama actually conspired to bankrupt BP and the oil industry.

But,it is curious, is it not, that nearly 50 days lapsed before the president really focused on the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history?

This response time from the man who dropped everything and jetted off to Copenhagen just to pitch Chicago as host to the 2016 Olympics, a pitch that ultimately failed.

Indeed, when it came to the possibility of being seen as a conquering hero just for showing up and giving a speech, there was no hesitation, no delay, no dithering.

Americans must be suspicious and wary of any candidate who proposes to use the power of government to “bankrupt” private enterprise.

Candidate Obama did exactly that during his campaign for the presidency. As reported at reference 1, in part, Obama said the following in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in January of 2008.

Obama’s words:

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

“That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

“The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

Everyone knows that liberals loath the oil industry and would do damn near anything to destroy oil as an energy option in America.

How much of a leap, then, is it to wonder if Obama’s lame performance on the Gulf oil crisis was programmed incompetence, orchestrated to ruin an industry that the left hates?

The burning question: Does the bankrupting of BP and big oil earn Obama a “Mission Accomplished”? banner from the left?


Can “Elephant Dung” Save America?

By John W. Lillpop

Pity poor, bedazzled “leaders” of the Democrat party in South Carolina!

As a result of a free and open election on June 8, the Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate is an unemployed felony suspect with none of the attributes typically found in a candidate seeking membership in the world's most deliberative body.

Alvin Greene is the winner’s name and upsetting the Democrat apple cart appears to be his game.

Greene’s victory has been such a huge embarrassment to South Carolina Democrats that party leaders have resorted to tactics employed (without success) by Barack Obama every time something untoward happens: Blame Republicans!

And that is exactly what South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn is trying to do, as reported, in part, at reference 1:

“Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn says something is seriously wrong with Alvin Greene's win in the Democratic Senate Primary race, and he believes outside forces may be to blame.

“Sunday, Clyburn (D-6th District) told CNN he noticed problems in his own primary contest against Gregory Brown. Clyburn easily bested his opponent, garnering 90 percent of the vote.

"I know a Democratic pattern, I know a Republican pattern, and I saw in the Democratic primary elephant dung all over the place," Clyburn said.”

For the politically isolated, “elephant dung” is Clyburn’s inelegant way of blaming the Republican Party for the incompetence of the Democrat Party.

Rather than blaming innocent Republicans, Representative Clyburn, the more urgent priority for you and other prominent Democrats should be to explain why your party was unable to advance a reasonable and viable candidate?

Or is an unemployed felony suspect the best that the Democrat Party can offer?

Alvin Greene’s victory sparks the following question in advance of the November elections:

Can Elephant Dung save America?

If so, bring it on!



How to Say, “Don’t Mess With Texas!” in Spanish?

By John W. Lillpop

Arizona’s SB 1070 has fostered an unprecedented outbreak of common sense and patriotism all across our nation, with at least 17 states in the process of adopting similar measures to deal with the invasion of penniless, unskilled, non-English speaking aliens across our unprotected borders.

The latest conversion to sanity is taking place in the great state of Texas where Republicans are taking the issue head on, no holds barred.

As reported at foxnews.com, in part:

“Fired-up Republican activists in no mood for compromises threw out their party chairwoman Saturday, then bucked Texas Gov. Rick Perry by pushing for a crackdown on illegal immigration similar to Arizona's new law.

In a sometimes chaotic and raucous roll-call vote, delegates overwhelmingly decided to ditch their firebrand leader, conservative activist Cathie Adams, in favor of Houston businessman Steve Munisteri. Munisteri had focused his campaign on the party's $500,000 debt, saying Republicans should be in better financial shape since they control both houses of the Legislature and all statewide offices.

The immigration proposal, a hard-line approach that Perry has said isn't right for Texas, was one of several initiatives debated as delegates wrapped up the two-day convention. The Republican Party platform is a blueprint of the policies that GOP activists want elected officials to pursue.

Delegates voted to include a plank advocating for a state law that would bar illegal immigrants from "intentionally or knowingly" living in Texas. Similar to Arizona's strict law that has sparked nationwide debate, the proposal would require local police to verify U.S. residency when making arrests.”

This terrific news prompts the following question: “How do you say, 'Don’t Mess With Texas' in Spanish?

What about Joe Sestak, Mr. President?

By John W. Lillpop

Next Sunday is Father’s Day in America as the nation takes time to recognize the vital role that fathers play in preserving the family unit upon which our society and culture is based.

This American citizen joins millions of others in wishing President Obama a very Happy Father’s Day!

Besides being Father’s Day, June 20th marks the 17 month mark of the Obama presidency.

Regardless of how one rates Obama’s performance in office, there can be no question that his “plate” is full--and then some!

What with the Gulf oil crisis, untamed unemployment, a phantom economic recovery, out of control federal spending and “unsustainable” deficits, the ongoing war on terror or whatever the battle against Islamic extremists is called these days, Iran’s relentless march toward nuclear weaponry, looming disaster in the middle-east as Israel struggles to survive, more looming disaster in the Korean Peninsula as the Koreas rattle their respective rhetoric and sabers, wars and partial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the invasion of America by millions of penniless, unskilled, non-English speaking aliens, etc.

To top it off, in less than five months Americans will vote in mid-term elections, the results of which could dramatically alter the Obama agenda and presidency.

Then the president has personal responsibilities as a husband to Michelle and father to his two precious daughters.


What a heavy burden you bear, Mr. President!

Even an experienced and otherwise qualified man or woman would find the presidency to be an incredibly complex, formidable challenge.

With such a heavy load, it’s a wonder that Obama has the energy or time to squeeze in a few hoops now and again.

Or to cavort with an over-the-hill, uniformed, foreign Beatle with the audacity to belittle a former U.S. president while in the White House;

Or to fly hither and yonder in an attempt to save the careers of Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, and other Democrats on the brink of being retired against their will by an angry electorate.

Despite all of these items on Obama’s plate, I believe it is essential to the integrity of our Democracy to pose the following question that may have fallen through the crack what with everything else going on.

That question, simply: What about Joe Sestak, Mr. President?


Why not License Politicians Seeking Public Office?

By John W. Lillpop

State Senator Bruce Patterson of Michigan recently rocked the journalism trade with a proposal that would establish a state licensing board for journalists.

Patterson, a Republican, based his proposed legislation on the following incongruity:

“What’s the definition of a reporter? I haven’t been able to find out? What’s a reporter? What’s a journalist?” Patterson said. “I thought you had to have a degree in journalism but apparently not. I could retire and be a journalist.”

Although Patterson’s legislative proposal is not likely to become law any where soon, his reasoning and logic could give rise to another terrific idea: Why not license politicians seeking public office?

After all, what is the definition of a politician?

One who can speak eloquently and raise hundreds of millions in campaign funds? One with charisma and good looks? One with great personal wealth and influence?

Patterson’s proposal makes even more sense in light of recent revelations that South Carolina Democrats actually nominated Alvin Greene to run for the U.S. Senate in November, despite the fact that Greene has a felony arrest that has not been adjudicated, and has little or no experience which would qualify him to serve in the U.S. Senate.

We Americans take enormous in our sophisticated and world-class Democracy. Yet there is no existing means for confirming the intellectual and moral qualifications of those in whom so much public trust is to be vested.

Vetting of politicians used to be a function that was entrusted to the care of mainstream media. However, the proliferation of liberal bias has rendered mainstream media useless, or worse, when it comes to providing objective and probing analysis of candidates and issues.

Still, with so very much at stake, us the people need to demand that our electoral process include a rigid, impartial, and scientific method for certifying candidates before they are handed the keys to power political domains.

Indeed, before any man or woman is permitted to run for U.S. Congress or the presidency, said candidate should be exposed to a thorough examination of his or her qualifications including:

* A full and complete background check to search for criminal arrests and convictions and matters indicative of a problem with integrity and or ethics;

* Verification of eligibility to serve (age, natural born citizen, etc.) through rigid review and verification of birth certificates and other pertinent documents relative to the office sought;

* Comprehensive testing of the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of economics, financial institutions including banks and Wall Street practices, American history, constitutional law, national defense and homeland security, massive entitlement programs, American sovereignty, global markets, labor unions, foreign governments and political leaders, and American culture and values.

Testing should include a mechanism for rejecting any prospective candidate who lacks “sufficient experience or knowledge to effectively serve the American people in the office being sought.”

Think about it: The American system for confirming nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court subjects nominees to exhaustive examinations of both personal and professional lives, rigorous interrogations concerning issues of the day, and sometimes humiliating exchanges with hostile members of the U.S. Senate.

Why should those seeking the vast power of the U.S. Presidency or a seat in Congress not be subjected to the same degree of intensity and thoroughness?

World Cup? Cup of What?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

As a red-blooded American patriot and proud Jingoist, I find the news headlines these days most disconcerting. Everywhere you go, even the Drudge report for heaven’s sake, it is cup this, cup that, and on and on.

My question is, Cup of what?

From what little I am able to glean from the news headlines, this Cup nonsense is all about opposing gangs of ruffians from all over the world chasing a little ball up and down a grass field for hours on end, with little or nothing of substance to show for it, except for hundreds of thousands of angry and drunk fans.

For instance, the headlines were blaring the urgent news that Cup combatants from Mexico and South Africa wasted four or more hours of urgent television time--- just to end up tied at 1-1.

Just what is the bloody point of getting all exercised about a “sport” that ends with no winners or no losers?

A game that ends tied 1-1? Why bother?

Imagine the world reaction if the 2008 baseball World Series included a game in which the Philadelphia Philles and New York Yankees forced the American public to watch four plus hours of boring, no-action baseball that ended tied at 1-1?

Again, what is the bloody point?

In my view, soccer is much like religion gone amuck in many European and Latin American nations.

How else to explain the fact that people actually riot and kill other human beings simply because of doings on some damn grass field involving a ball that players keep kicking back and forth?

Such extreme behavior is found only in religion and soccer.

Besides, who really gives a roaring freak if Britain has a better soccer team than the U.S.?

We are still number one in matters that really count, despite 16 months of incompetence and abuse by a Marxist president and Congress.

World Cup?

Nah, give me the Baltimore Orioles against the Kansas City Royals and a 40-inch plasma television. Throw in a six-pack or two of Bud, and you have the perfect way to spend a June afternoon in the best tradition of American patriots!


What About the Constitutional Right to Air Conditioning?

By John W. Lillpop

With temperatures soaring quicker than Obama’s disapproval ratings, why is it that the Marxist trio of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid have failed to provide all of us the people with a basic human right and one specifically guaranteed, in plain English, in our hallowed Constitution?

That would be the right to universal air conditioning, an absolute must for anyone pursuing happiness during the months of May through mid-October, give or take a month or so depending on location.

Universal air conditioning might cost a few trillion dollars to begin with, but the benefits would be overwhelmingly positive.

For example, health care costs would drop quicker than Congressional approval ratings as millions of people who would normally suffer heat strokes, heart attacks and other deadly health conditions in 90-110 degree ovens would remain cool and safe in homes protected by government-funded universal AC.

Furthermore, when the unwashed masses are hot and humid for long periods, the result is a spike in fights, riots, domestic violence and other social unrest which strains law enforcement and endangers law-abiding citizenry.

The cost of dealing with “heat rage” must be in the hundreds of billions, especially in areas where the low-income and disadvantaged are forced to live.

People exposed to unbearable heat and humidity also tend to consume copious amounts of beer, ice cream, and other high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods, which cause obesity which in turn leads to heart disease and diabetes.

In fact, the impact of oppressive heat and humidity is so profound that historians now concede that the Civil War would probably have been won by the Confederacy if the Old South had been protected by universal air conditioning.

President Obama needs to understand that the Tea Party movement and all of the rancor and discord coming from the right can be quelled and his Omnipotence restored by one single act: Provide us the people with universal air conditioning.

And do not forget the millions of jobs that would be created just to build, deliver, and install AC to every home in America! This could rival Roosevelt's WPA, Mr. President!

It is not just the right thing to do, sir, it is the Constituitional thing to do as well.

Give America universal AC and Barack Obama will go down in history as the "coolest" president in history!

When It Comes to the Border, Obama Needs to Kick, Not Kiss!

By John W. Lillpop

In protesting the recent shooting death of a Mexican youth by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Mexican government angrily accused the Americans of using disproportionate force.

According to Mexican officials distraught by the treatment of Mexican illegal aliens,it was an unfair “weapons versus stones” battle.

As it turns out, the whole truth is much uglier. So much so that it should sound an urgent alarm in the brains and souls of all elected officials who have sworn to protect and defend the United States.

As reported at Fox News, in part:

“CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

“The killing of the Mexican by U.S. authorities — the second in less than two weeks — has exposed the distrust between the two countries that lies just below the surface, and has enraged Mexicans who see the death of the boy on Mexican soil as an act of murder.

“Shortly after the boy was shot, Mexican soldiers arrived at the scene and pointed their guns at the Border Patrol agents across the riverbank while bystanders screamed insults and hurled rocks and firecrackers, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said. She said the agents were forced to withdraw.

"It pretty quickly got very intense over on the Mexican side," she said, adding that FBI agents showed up later and resumed the investigation, even as Mexican authorities pointed guns at them from across the river.

“The confrontation occurred Monday night over the body of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, who died of his wounds beside the column of a railroad bridge connecting Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.”

Foreign soldiers pointing weapons at U.S. law authorities? How can this be?

Where in the hell is our “Kick A**” president? Why is he not rushing to defend Americans threatened with lethal force by foreign soldiers? While on U.S. soil?

Perhaps a presidential rebooting is called for:

It’s KICK! Not Kiss, Mr. President!



What Will Obama Offer Alvin Greene to Quit SC Senate Race?

Satire By John W. Lillpop

Unless one makes it a habit to routinely check felony arrest records in South Carolina, the name Alvin Greene might not mean all that much.

Until, that is, Tuesday night when Alvin Greene came out of nowhere to grab the Democrat party nomination to run against Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in November.

As reported at thehill.com, in part:

“Less than 24 hours after Alvin Greene’s surprise win in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, the state party has asked him to withdraw from the race because of a pending felony charge.

"Today I spoke with Alvin Greene, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, and asked him to withdraw from the race," Carol Fowler, chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, said in a statement.

”The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Greene is facing felony charges for displaying pornographic pictures to a University of South Carolina student.

”Greene posted bond after his arrest in November for showing obscene Internet photos to the young woman, according to the report. Though Greene has yet to enter a plea or be indicted, if convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to five years.

”In an earlier interview with the Ballot Box, Greene admitted he was surprised with the results of Tuesday's vote. At the time of the interview, the party had not called for his resignation.

”He said his chances against Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) were good because "this is a dire time in South Carolina and the U.S."

”Greene stunned observers Tuesday when he won the nomination. He raised no money and put up no campaign website but beat former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl 59 percent to 41 percent.”

Meanwhile, unsubstantiated reports from unreliable sources indicate that Obama Chief-of-staff Rahmn Emanuel and a gaggle of lawyers from the Department of presidential pardons has traveled to South Carolina in the dead of night on a top secret mission.

Aides were reportedly hand-carrying a plain, brown envelope marked “Secret” with a return address of BHO and were escorted by armed Secret Service agents.

Speculation has it that the Emanuel mission is to offer Alvin Green a full and unconditional presidential pardon for dropping out of the race.

Other insiders, however, tell this reporter that the envelope is the type typically used to disguise the transport of pornographic materials between addicted users.

The burning question of the day remains: What Will Obama Offer Alvin Greene to Quit SC Senate Race?


Border Deaths Enrage Mexico—When the Dead Are Mexican!

By John W. Lillpop

In the ongoing, but undeclared, war between Mexico and America, Mexico’s government and citizens are outraged that a Mexican teenager was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent who was combating an invasion of illegal aliens by an “unknown number of people.”

As reported at apnews.com, in part:

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Mexicans are seething over the second death of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues.

U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.

About 30 relatives and friends gathered late Tuesday to mourn Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, whose shooting Monday evening came along the border with Texas. He died on the Mexican side of the river.

"Damn them! Damn them!" sobbed Rosario Hernandez, sister of the dead teenager, at a wake in the family's two-room adobe house on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez.

Preliminary reports on the incident indicated that U.S. officers on bicycle patrol "were assaulted with rocks by an unknown number of people."

Condolences, but not apologies, are in order for the family and friends of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka

However, before condemning the Border Patrol agent, remember that he was acting in self-defense and he was being assaulted by invaders who have no moral or legal basis for being in America. He was simply doing his job.

Mexicans also need to remember the story of Robert Krentz, a decent American man who was murdered in cold blood on his own property in Arizona by an illegal alien from Mexico.

How much mourning do you suppose Rosario Hernandez offered for Robert Krentz, a gringo?

If Hernandez really cares about the death of her beloved brother, she should direct her anger and "Damn them! Damn them!" rhetoric at the people who can prevent the murder of Mexicans at the border.

That would be Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the Mexican government which refuses to respect American sovereignty and rule of law.

"Damn them! Damn them!" is a perfectly valid cry-- when aimed at Felipe Calderon and his third-world government who refuse to keep Mexican citizens from illegally crossing the border.


Is Home Ownership a Constitutional Right?

By John W. Lillpop

Heaven knows, no one wants to see any American kicked out of his or her home. But government bailout of citizens in foreclosure is yet another punch in the stomach to millions of Americans who have chosen to live their lives responsibly and within their financial means.

Given this government's assumed role as Uncle Nanny when it comes to home ownership, why in Hades should any responsible citizen scrimp and save and work hard when those who are reckless and irresponsible can count on being bailed out with taxpayer money?

What is the point in being frugal and prudent when it is the foolish and imprudent who are rewarded?

During the most recent period of extravagant exuberance in the mortgage industry, several "old school" traditions have been cast aside in favor of more liberalized underwriting standards.

This new paradigm of underwriting has lead to a new way of thinking, including the following:

Fret Not About Your Credit

It seems as though those who worry about their credit worthiness are guilty of "old school" hysteria.

In these enlightened times, cagey characters do not pay attention to paying bills on time. They refuse to worry about how much debt they are ringing up on credit cards that cost 20-30 % annual interest, they fret not about derogatory items like repossessions, collections, liens, and judgments that usually muck up one's FICO credit score.

To really cool consumers, having a single-digit FICO score is vastly overrated as a disaster, especially since Uncle Sam is chopping at the bit to disburse scores of billions of dollars of funny money just to extract foolhardy buyers from self-imposed debtor hell.

Saving for a Rainy Day Is a Waste of Time

For years, prospective buyers were told to save enough money to make a decent down payment on that Dream Home. The idea was to put at least twenty percent down to avoid mortgage insurance, and to keep monthly mortgage payments as low as possible.

In addition, having money in the bank was seen as a sign of economic stability. Some institutions even required several months of "reserves" for certain loans.

Alas, saving for a rainy day is another old school concept that should be expunged from the modern home buyers' dictionary!

In recent times, it has been entirely possible to get into a million dollar home with little or no down payment.

Under the right circumstances, lenders would approve a "piggy back" loan consisting of a low-interest first for 80 percent of the home value, and a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) for the remaining 20 percent.

This scheme might sound risky, but pompous lenders and naive buyers were counting on rising home prices to cover such HELOCs in short order. As an added bonus, the HELOC provided lenders with ready-made refinance opportunities from which to profit.

But then a funny thing happened on the way to refinance heaven: Rather than the promised non-stop increase in home values, the bubble burst, leaving some buyers in the unenviable position of owing more on their homes than the fair market value of said homes.

Again, "old school" may not be cool--but it is often safer!

Buy Most Home Possible Now; Deal With High Payments Later!

Common sense should dictate that home buyers should never take on mortgage payments that will overwhelm them with debt and make their lives life miserable.

Requiring at least a twenty percent down payment used to help keep monthly payments in line. In addition, most lenders used to adhere to debt-to-income ratios of approximately 28 and 36.

Twenty eight percent was the maximum amount of gross income that could be spent on principle, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI); thirty six percent was the amount of income that could be dedicated to total debt (PITI plus other debt).

Debt to income ratios were designed to protect buyers from purchasing homes beyond their means.

Unfortunately, during the recent run of extravagant exuberance, some lenders have disregarded the traditional debt-to-income ratios and have sanctioned total debt ratios in excess of 50 percent, leaving ill-uninformed borrowers vulnerable to bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Negative Amortization

One of the cruelest hoaxes perpetrated on unsuspecting buyers is the outrage called negative amortization. Simply put, a negative amortization loan is one in which the principal amount increases, rather than going down, each month.

This loan is usually sold to a borrower who cannot otherwise qualify for a traditional loan. The borrower accepts the loan because of lower interest rates and easier qualifying requirements, often ignoring exorbitant closing costs, excessive origination fees, and other unattractive terms.

With negative amortization loans, the monthly payment is based on an artificial interest rate, whereas the actual monthly payment is based on a much higher interest rate. The difference between the artificial and actual monthly payment amount is added to the principal balance each month.

What a thrill it is to make that monthly payment knowing that the principal amount has gone up--rather than down!

Hopefully, the American people will wise up and avoid the path to financial irresponsibility and recklessness. The first step is to accept the simple truth below:

Not all Americans can afford luxury homes, some cannot afford even the most modest of dwellings.

Greater individual responsibility, not government bail outs, is the solution to the mortgage and housing crisis.

Liberal Reforms Good for America? Don’t Be Silly!

By John W. Lillpop

When America faces a major crisis, President Obama and Marxist goons in the U.S. Congress always make matters worse with foolish liberal proposals.

For example, with respect to the Gulf oil spill, liberals, operating under the motto of “never waste the fruits of a national crisis,” are screaming for higher, punitive taxes on BP and the oil industry.

Good grief, higher taxes will NOT stop the oil from leaking, but it will significantly hinder efforts by BP and others to develop the technology and knowledge needed to prevent future leaks.

Liberals like Obama need to accept the truth: Oil is the mother’s milk of America’s economy. Rather than working to destroy exploitation of this vital natural resource, it is time to sober up and work to make oil a safe and economical energy source.

Again, oil is here to stay!

Another example is illegal immigration.

America has been invaded by 12-40 million illegal aliens who cost American taxpayers hundreds of billion of dollars a year. Most refuse to assimilate into American culture, preferring instead to retain their foreign language and allegiance to foreign nations of origin.

The logical solution to this assault on American citizens is two-fold:

* Secure the borders with as much military force as needed to keep invaders out, and

* Round up the millions here and deport them to Mexico or other nation of origin.

However, instead of enforcing the law and protecting citizens from foreign invaders, President Obama ignores border security and wants to fix the problem by simply making the 12-40 million illegal aliens legal, through some hair-brained amnesty scam.

That “Obama Fix” would invite another 12-40 million Mexican malcontents to head north with visions of free housing, free health care, free education, and free everything driving them.

Why worry about borders or immigration laws, amigo? Just go and Obama will cover for you!

Then there is terrorism. The President’s agenda for dealing with Islamic extremists is to:

* Never refer to the war on terror as having anything to do with Muslims; and

* Close GITMO and treat the murderous thugs detained there with the rights and dignity afforded American citizens. Give them their Miranda rights, trials by civilian juries in New York City, blah, blah, blah.

This “play nice” horse manure is supposed to change the hearts and minds of terrorists willing to blow themselves to smithereens in order to bring hell to the Great Satin, America the Evil?


On and on it goes. Every policy “Change” proposed by Obama and the toads of the left leaves America more vulnerable and less able to defend us the people.

Liberal reforms: Good for America! Don’t be silly!


Obama Looking to “Kick Ass” Over Gulf: Woe Be Unto W.!

By John W. Lillpop

President Obama, smarting from withering criticism of his “leadership” during the oil spill, has decided to get in touch with his “inner angry child” to show that he really does care about the lost jobs and financial ruin facing Americans as result of the worst environmental catastrophe in the nation’s history.

With the devastating crisis approaching 50 days of presidential neglect and elitist dithering, Obama appears to be finally waking up to the fact that the American people expect more than “clean and articulate” from the nation’s president, especially during times of severe crisis.

Not surprisingly, memories of the Christmas Day underwear bomber fiasco and Obama’s tepid response come rushing to the fore.

With all due respect Mr. President, campaigning for the reelection of leftist senators Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid, cavorting with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon in attacking Arizona lawmakers for defending U.S. citizens from Mexican invaders, providing over-the-hill Brits like Paul McCartney with a White House forum for slandering former American presidents, and vacationing as though you are European royalty, ARE NOT what the American people expect, particularly when thousands of jobs and the entire U.S. economy are in peril.

As reported, in part, at Politico, the president has decided to “kick ass” as part of his new, angry self:

“President Barack Obama is now marshalling the anger some critics have been demanding that he show in connection with the oil spill--but it's directed, at least in part, at the same TV pundits who have been pounding him over the issue.

“In an excerpt from an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, Obama made clear that the chattering class is getting under his skin with claims he was too slow to react to the spill.

"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago, I was meeting with fishermen down there standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this would be," the president said.

“Obama also seemed to be bridling at criticism that his management style is too professorial.

"I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they, potentially, have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick," Obama told NBC.”

Splendid, terrific attitude and it is about time, sir!

Now as far as knowing whose “ass to kick” may we remind you that W. is no longer in office, so blaming him may make you feel better, but it will not do a damn thing to address the issue.

Instead, we urge the immediate dismissal of Janet Napolitano and Ken Slazar and all people reporting to them.

After that, sir, we recommend that you find yourself a comfortable chair and a large mirror. Take a deep breath and gaze straight into that mirror, sir, and you will find the person most deserving of a tush thrashing.

By the way, sir, if you don’t kick the right ass, we the people will do so in November!

Love live Israel! Long live the Jews!

By John W. Lillpop

In a world showing increasing signs of going barking mad, news that inspires celebration is all too rare.

However, let history record that, on this day, June 7, 2010 America was blessed with one of those “rare” moments.

For on this day, America’s iconic Helen Thomas was forced to pay the piper for comments one would expect from a red-necked hayseed brewing moon shine in the Deep South, but would never envision coming from a sophisticated, world-traveled, 50-year veteran of the Washington Press Corps.

Today, Helen Thomas retired from journalism, no doubt to avoid being jettisoned out to the street at the tender age of 89. With this move, Thomas lowered the median age in the White House Press Corps. to 40 while boosting the average IQ to nearly 89.

In the vernacular of the unwashed, the White House Press Corps Is Bewitched No More!

As reported, in part, at Politico.com, (1):

“In the world of political journalism, it's the end of an era: Helen Thomas has retired just months shy of her 90th birthday.

“The longtime White House journalist has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower and broke several barriers for female journalists but stepped down from her latest role -- a columnist for Hearst Newspapers -- in the wake of controversial remarks made in late May about the need for Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine" and return to Poland and Germany.

"Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately," read a statement from Hearst Newspapers on Monday. "Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet."

“The decision to retire came as Thomas faced rebuke from nearly every corner after video of her remarks during an interview with RabbiLive.com's Rabbi David Nesenoff emerged online late last week.

"Those remarks were offensive and reprehensible," Gibbs said during the Monday briefing, adding that Thomas's remarks "do not reflect certainly most of the people here and certainly not those of the administration." Thomas did not attend Monday's briefing and journalists, perhaps sensing the closing of an era, were spotted taking pictures of Thomas' empty front row.

“Over the weekend, Thomas' agency dropped her as a client and a high school that had asked Thomas to speak at its commencement ceremony revoked the invitation. Such political bigwigs as Dana Perino, Ari Fleischer, Rep. Rick Lazio, Lanny Davis and Joe Lockhart denounced Thomas' remarks, as did many Jewish organizations.”

Thank God for the abrupt, but very over due, end to the Helen Thomas era of political journalism.

Love live Israel! Long live the Jews!



The Joy of Watching Lefties Fall to the Ax of Political Correctness!

By John W. Lillpop

There are very few pleasures in this life that are as gratifying as watching a moon bat leftist drown in the juices of political correctness.

A particularly spectacular example of one such thrill concerns journalist Helen Thomas whose intemperate remarks about Jews has lead to her being axed by a speaker’s bureau.

As reported, in part, at Politico.com:

“Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake of controversial remarks on the Middle East.
The notice, obtained by POLITICO:

It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.

Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond.

However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East.

Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients.”

Bravo! And kudos to Nine Speakers for not allowing Thomas’ age (89) and disabling senility to trump common courtesy.


Why Is Helen Thomas Still Being Paid as a Journalist?

By John W. Lillpop

Imagine the public outrage that would ensue if a respected conservative journalist had opined that, “Illegal aliens need to get the hell out of America and go back to Mexico, or Guatemala, or wherever Spanish is spoken.”

And what if a video of the statement, made on Cinco de Mayo day, were made public?

Mainstream headlines would scream “Right-wing extremist assaults immigrants with racist attack!” and “Conservative sees no room for Latinos in America’s melting pot!” and similar nonsense.

The White House would announce appropriate presidential anger that such an insensitive and ugly remark would be directed at the very people who contribute so much to America.

President Obama would promise a “full and complete investigation and, should facts warrant, a vigorous prosecution of the assailant for violating the civil rights of the millions who mow our lawns, wash our cars, prepare and serve our food in restaurants, and tend to our children!”

However, when it comes to puking on Israel and Jews, the Obama administration could care less about civil rights, political correctness, or any of the other niceties afforded the millions who invade our nation and steal hundreds of billions from helpless taxpayers every year.

Example: Helen Thomas, 89-year-old reporter for Hearst Corporation, is featured in a video in which she eloquently makes the case for anti-Semitic bigotry when she demands that Jews of Israel get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland!

But, you see, Thomas is different!

This so-called “journalist” has been haunting presidential press conferences for nearly 50 years. As the oldest living "journalist" to be on the payroll of both the DNC and UPI at the same time, Thomas is treated as royalty among the leftist moguls who run mainstream media.

Mind you, thinking people have known for years that specimen is a mean-spirited, hateful and biased leftist, completely unsullied by even the slightest trace of objectivity or integrity in her writings and verbal harangues.

Still, it’s hard to imagine any responsible company “firing” an 89 year old icon, even one as outrageous as Helen Thomas.

Where would she go? What would happen to her?

Hold on a minute: Why not hide Helen in the White House stealth empire known as Obama’s Czardom? Why not appoint Thomas as Obama’s Czar of Getting Jews the Hell out of Israel!

Helen’s anti-Semitic buffoonery would fit right in with Obama’s anti-Israel agenda

With Helen Thomas, Ugliness Is Not Just Skin-Deep!

Satire by John Lillpop

Helen Thomas of the Washington Press Corps has a face and voice that only a mother could truly love.

Provided said mother happened to be a blind and deaf liberal, that is!

Thomas has been haunting presidential press conferences for nearly 50 years. In the 50 years prior to that, she was Herman Munster on The Munsters, a role for which she was uniquely qualified because she required absolutely no make up.

As the oldest living "journalist" to be on the payroll of both the DNC and UPI at the same time, one can see years of wear and tear played out on Thomas' haggard face.

However, those who thought that Helen Thomas was just another ugly face were shocked to learn that besides all those hideous wrinkles, pox marks, scars and other flaws that one would normally find on the remains of a successful suicide bomber, there is a truly ugly spirit.

Mind you, thinking people have known for years that this so-called journalist is a mean-spirited, hateful and biased leftist, completely unsullied by even the slightest trace of objectivity or integrity in her writings and verbal harangues.

Add “Anti-Semitic hag” to the mix of phrases used to describe this really pathetic fool. In her latest gig, Thomas wants the Jews of Israel to get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland:

Helen Thomas in whom ugliness is not just skin deep!