Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Few Thoughts

If my grandpa was still alive, today he would have been 99. I think that's correct, but now there are very few people left who really know that answer. One thing is certain, today is also my sister's 53rd b-day! Happy birthday, sis! You were always grandpa's birthday present!

Grandpa was a very outspoken and opinionated man, very unlike my father. I seem to be gravitating toward that the older I get. I find Michael Savage humorous yet passionate. He reminds me a bit of my grandpa.

Oh well, the gene pool lives on!

Friday, May 26, 2006

I Won't Press One for English

This week I was shocked early one morning to find a paper on my front lawn. I stopped my subscription to the Tulsa Whirled over two years ago in complete disgust of their agenda. But it was not the Whirled, but La Semana del Sur. One was deposited in each of my neighbor's lawns as well. I live near the Farm Shopping Center in mid-Tulsa, not near 21st and Garnett.

This paper is touted to be bi-lingual and indeed most articles are translated into English, that's right, translated into English, because it is primarily a spanish language newspaper.

The articles are geared to Central and South Americans with titles such as, "Militares en frontera divide a latinoamericanos" translated "Latin Americans divided over U.S. troops on border". There is a section on Columbia, a major article on Brazil, and things of interest in Bolivia, Mexico and Spain.

Unwittingly, these people have symbolically slapped us right in the face. They brought the illegal immigration issue right to our doorstep. Without that, there would not be enough spanish-as-a-first-language people here to support a spanish newspaper. I heard more radio stations are going all spanish too.

We have been and are being invaded. Pure and simple. It was the Federal government's responsibility to protect each state from invasion and they have abrogated this absolute duty. The next step is for CITIZENS to petition our state legislatures to detain and deport anyone in the state illegally. Any employer found to have hired an illegal should be heavily fined and thrown into prison for a multi-year term.

The genie is out of the bottle and the devil is in the details.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Great Tulsa Rip Off

This picture is of the American Airlines Arena built in 1998 and located in Miami Florida. It was built at a cost of $175 million. It can seat up to 20,000.

This bottom picture is the conceptual rendering of the BOK Center yet to be completed in Tulsa Oklahoma. This was supposed to be the most iconic, and one-of-a-kind arena in the world. It was one that would set Tulsa apart and be a drawing card to this area. When people see the BOK Center they will automatically think of Tulsa. The total cost? Who knows? Our elected officials either don't know or won't tell us.

The wool has been pulled over our eyes once more!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Take Time for Serious Consideration

Tulsans know that there is an election coming up this Tuesday. For election weary Tulsans, our politicians decided we needed yet another chance to vote. This time its the venerable third penny for capital improvements.

We could have been voting on an 18 month extension to the last third penny to cover the first shortfall and to complete all the projects previously approved by the voters. But, we don't have that straightforward option.

This time we have a completely new third penny. Somehow over the decades this penny has been hijacked in usual fashion by those not so concerned with our crumbling infrastructure, but for a hodgepodge of porcine projects.

Our streets are a disgrace. Anyone with any reasoning knows that we need a major emphasis on improving streets. Yet this third penny gives only a token amount to street projects. My problem is not with the third penny so much as the priority of projects and what the projects themselves represent.

If, by some miracle, this tax is defeated, it only means we are telling politicans we don't like this plan, roll up your sleeves and give us another practical choice.

With no organized opposition, this third penny will know doubt be passed. It would be nice for once to see the electorate rise up and send the politicos a message. We are sick and tired of the poor stewardship of the public funds we entrust you with.

I'm surprised that someone along the way has not had us vote on making this temporary tax permanent. We have yet to defeat it, because Tulsans know that we need and want quality infrastructure. (Streets, sewer, water, etc.) But the point is that it is a temporary tax. We are given the responsibility to see it, study it, and then vote on it. Alas, most don't take the time to inform themselves before they vote.

I only control one vote, my own. I will be voting NO.

Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day! May Day!

Its more than coincidence that the illegal immigrants chose May 1st, or May Day for their protests. This is the most significant day for communism worldwide. Its also a big day for unions and workers.

The rhetoric from the illegals and their compatriots is escalating and laced with more and more references to violence. Wait until they go berserk!

"Some Marines say they can see the day when the Corps will be required to execute Haiti-like missions, or worse, within the borders of the United States....Because of the rising potential for civil disobedience within the inner cities, it is inevitable the U.S. military will be employed more often within American borders....To enable the Marines to execute these new domestic missions in the same way that they do abroad, Major Reeves calls for major alterations in U.S. laws." Sacramento Bee Forum section, November 30, 1997: Our civilian-military face off - The Bill of Rights no obstacle for Corps

The sovereign states of the Union are guaranteed a republican form of government and protection from invasion. This massive invasion has gone forward with no resistance from Washington because the agenda is to eliminate our border and join Mexico and Canada with the U.S. as one regional territory for world government. There is but one solution: the state militias as mandated by the Second Amendment. This IS our homeland security and it WILL be the only defense we have when these criminals are given the go ahead to do more than march and chant racism. The states have the absolute right to repel an invasion and deport any illegal regardless of country of origin and that's exactly why the state militias must be reconstituted and activated.

There is a war going on along the border and the harder we push to get these illegals rounded up and deported, the closer we get to these millions of illegals unleashing full scale violence. The first time Mexicans across the official border line fired on our border agents, Congress should have declared an act of war against Mexico. Instead, they have found more excuses than stars in the sky while the violence against American citizens, law enforcement and our border patrol escalates. If you think I'm just blowing smoke, I am dead serious about what's coming.

Click on the link for the entire article. It is very well written.