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Unaccompanied poop arriving via Mexican cilantro

thOriginally posted at American Thinker

No one cares, but right around July 4, Barack Obama informed the world that he’s a fan of classic guacamole.  Now, less than a month later, I’m sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news, but much to the horror of salsa and guacamole aficionados everywhere, the FDA has banned the import of some fresh cilantro shipments from Mexico after evidence indicated that the crop was tainted with human feces.

I repeat: tainted with human feces.  Now, if that doesn’t put a damper on your hankering for cilantro jalapeño pesto, I don’t know what will.

Everyone knows what feces is, but for those who don’t know what cilantro is, it’s a popular herb that’s a key ingredient in Mexican food.

Unfortunately for cilantro-loving illegals in America or “co-exist” types anxious to embrace the full palate of cultural diversity, Puebla farm workers with less than first-world bathroom habits have been fertilizing the coriander crop with their own version of Miracle Grow.

In addition to the feces, used toilet paper was also found among the harvested green herb.  So, with a handy roll of 100% recycled tissue tucked neatly away in the backpack, when the urge hit, hardworking Mexican laborers regularly deposited gifts that hopefully migrated from Puebla all the way up to President Obama’s classic guacamole dip.

The sob story is that some of the farms have no toilet facilities for the workers, which could explain why 60% of all illegal immigrants are from Mexico.  They’ve come north in search of a job with a bathroom.

If you happen to be cilantro with feces on it, right now you’re indefinitely banned from entry into the U.S.  However, if you’re a farm worker in search of an accessible toilet, the border is open to you, your backpack, and that traveling roll of farm-ready toilet paper.

Poop cilantro is no-no; cilantro-poopers are sí-sí.

The problem for Americans is that if a pooping cilantro farm worker decides to head north to the land of porcelain commodes, there’s a good chance that third-world bathroom habits will migrate, too.

It’s probably considered insensitive to say this, but once a former cilantro farm worker is residing illegally in the U.S., he is free to spread around what would have otherwise been left in the herb patch in Puebla.  In other words, there’s a good chance that the added ingredient that disqualifies Mexican cilantro from American consumption will likely show up on things like shopping cart handles, gym equipment, doorknobs, and the king of poop-to-mouth bacteria transfer: grocery store produce.

Now some people are saying that fecal matter may also be responsible for other recent outbreaks of food poisoning in the U.S.  For example, in 2013 and 2014, several occurrences of a stomach illness attributed to the cyclospora parasite, which was virtually unknown before 1990, were linked to Puebla farms, where having a poo in the great outdoors appears to be customary.

According to Seattle-based food safety lawyer Bill Marler, “cyclospora is called an emerging pathogen… [and is] a relatively new bug making people sick in the U.S.”  Marler says that the uptick recently in cyclospora occurrences is somewhat concerning, but that “given the numbers of outbreaks that have occurred … banning the product is probably a bit past due.”

Speaking of the pesky imported protozoa, who would have thought the exact same single-cell organism found in the salsa would mysteriously show up in America’s public pools?  Apparently, a number of enthusiastic swimmers have swallowed poo-tainted pool water and come down with waterborne Cryptosporidium cramping, nausea, and diarrhea.

We know that if we asked guacamole fan Obama, he’d insist that unaccompanied minors and other illegal immigrants who swam across the Rio Grande are not responsible for the chlorine-resistant waterborne bacteria currently making their home in our public pools.

Yeah, but the last time I checked, Mexican cilantro didn’t grow in American swimming pools.  So how, pray tell, did Pedro’s poop migrate to the deep end?

Well, taking into consideration the fact that millions of illegal outdoor poopers have overrun every area of our lives, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that cyclospora invades pools the same way it contaminates Mexican cilantro.

Headless in Chicago

Headless Chicago

Originally posted at The Blacksphere

So far it’s unknown whether the 18-year-old Chicago dweller charged with killing his aunt’s boyfriend with a hammer and then decapitating the man was one of the DREAM actors Obama wants to grant amnesty.

Nor is it known if the killer was brought to America illegally by a mother and father, or whether this particular psychopath ventured across the border on his own.

Either way, based on the details of the slaying, cross-culturalism has officially made its way north from Mexico to the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois.

Alexis Valdez was living with his aunt and her boyfriend Silvestre Diaz-Hernandez, a man who migrated from Guerrero, Mexico. Not to stereotype the close-knit familia, but if one were to speculate on whether or not the alleged killer was legal, living in a small basement apartment with an aunt and her boyfriend does indicate that Mr. Valdez probably didn’t get here via legitimate channels.

Nonetheless, the agreement was that Alexis could live with the couple as long as he went to school and worked to contribute to the family expenses. The teen didn’t particularly want to do either of those, which is why he was asked to move out.

On Christmas Eve, Valdez and Diaz-Hernandez went out to buy beer. When they returned home, Valdez, who was furious about being asked to leave, took a hammer he had hidden behind the door and used it to kill Diaz-Hernandez.

Valdez was so enraged that according to Assistant State’s Attorney Kingsley Sawyers, he said he did it because this Christmas he “wanted to leave his aunt a present.” So, after bludgeoning Mr. Diaz-Hernandez and decapitating and dismembering his corpse, Alexis placed the severed head on his aunt’s bed.

According to Sawyers, for added gore and impact, the killer used a butcher knife to cut the ears, nose and mouth off of his victim’s face and pulled out the eyes with his bare hands.  He also dismembered Diaz-Hernandez’s arms, and sliced the remaining torso from the man’s neck to the pelvis.

Then, being the honest type, after tiring himself slaughtering his victim, Valdez called 911 to report the murder.  When the dispatcher asked if he gave Diaz-Hernandez CPR, Valdez bluntly informed the operator that Silvestre had no head.

Police responded and found the alleged murderer standing outside the basement apartment covered in blood.  After being taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, Valdez told the arresting officers that he had planned to kill his aunt too, but he couldn’t because she was at a Christmas party.

Here’s where the glorious ethnic mosaic is revealed:  North of the border we pardon turkeys, while in Mexico thousands upon thousands of human beings have been slaughtered in a bloody drug war, many of whom ended up headless in the process.

Drug cartels torture and behead rival gang members; a jealous husband cuts off his wife’s head; a woman is beheaded for snitching and stealing; and children are hired to decapitate grown men with steak knives.  Heads roll onto disco dance floors, corpses without heads are found lined up on sidewalks, and 49 decapitated bodies were even found lying alongside a Mexican highway.

Zapata County, Texas Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., who has witnessed the violence on the border and admitted that despite his constant exposure to the carnage, never stops being shocked by it, warned that it’s getting worse.  The Texas sheriff cautioned that Mexican drug cartels have taken up residence in more than 200 American cities.

Gonzalez said, “I am even more nervous about this practice spilling over into U.S. cities.”  Ya’ think?

Flash back to January 2012 when a headless body was found in the desert west of Tucson, Arizona.  And wasn’t it just a few weeks ago also in Chicago that illegal immigrant Milton Miranda-Portillo beheaded and dismembered Jose Reyes because Milton was suspicious Jose was interested in his girlfriend?

What is interesting is that after Los Angeles, Chicago’s Mexican community is the second largest in the US.  Which means that one way or another, Alexis Valdez made his way to Chicago, and based on his gruesome behavior, brought with him some of the cultural diversity that gives Mexico the colorful reputation of being home to mass beheadings.

It is unknown as of yet whether Mr. Valdez is an illegal, or if he’s even of Mexican descent. But one thing is certain:  Alexis picked up his masterful decapitation skills somewhere, and thereby contributed a good dose of Mexican culture to the diverse ethnic community we now proudly call America.

Michelle Obama’s ‘Plan B’ Gun Control Effort

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Plan B is not just a controversial morning-after pill; it’s also an effort on Michelle Obama’s part to paint anyone who doesn’t agree with her husband’s restrictive gun measures as people who are willing to force children to live their lives in terror. Michelle attempted to paint that picture during an interview with Lee Cowan on “CBS Sunday Morning,” when she dredged up sob stories from her gun violence visit to Chicago last month.

The first lady said that after delivering her speech on gun violence in April, she was amazed at the extent to which Chicago’s children were forced to live in subjugation to the fear of being shot. Thus, the unspoken premise of Michelle Obama’s comments is that the cure for children in Chicago being dominated by the fear of being killed by a stray bullet is to subjugate the entire nation’s Second Amendment rights.

Michelle shared that students at Harper High School in Englewood, Illinois told her, “Every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.” Mrs. Obama said, “I mean, every single kid worries about their own death, or the death of someone, every single day.” Michelle Obama uttering those words is a prime example of liberal duplicity. This is a woman who supports 3,500 babies a day being aborted, and she’s preaching to us about teenagers who, no thanks to her or her husband, miraculously made it out of the womb alive — not making it out of school alive?

To add insult to injury, Mrs. Obama then said “we” have an “obligation to these kids” to try again. When Mrs. Obama uses words like “obligation to these…” anything, it’s a clear sign that hubby, on behalf of some victimized group, believes he is bound to a higher authority than Congress and is probably out searching desperately for some way to circumvent the law.

Michelle Obama, savior of America’s children, then pointed out, “We have millions of kids living in these kinds of circumstances who are doing everything right.” What she forgot to mention was that, despite restrictive gun laws already in place, children living in Chicago “who are doing everything right” will still be victimized by those in Chicago, children or otherwise, who will continue to do everything wrong.

Bordering on tears, the first lady went on to say: “And we, as a nation, have to embrace these kids and let them know that we hear them, and see them.” Disregard that “we as a nation” part, because rest assured, Mrs. Obama believes that no one except her and her husband hear and see the fearful children of Chicago. And only those who adhere to the liberal vision have the power and authority to quell anxiety by finding a way to restrict the ability of the nation’s gun owners to exercise their right to “keep and bear arms.”

Ratcheting up the sympathy factor yet another notch, Michelle then shared with a sycophantic Lee Cowan that “One kid told me he felt like he lived in a cage, because he feels like his community is unseen, unheard and nobody cares about it.” What that caged kid probably hasn’t realized just yet is that the first lady of the United States comes to Chicago regularly to use the “unseen, unheard” and uncared-for children of the Windy City as stage props to help push a progressive gun agenda.

Speaking of guns, Barry visited Mexico where, thanks to him and Eric Holder, it’s even worse than Chicago when it comes to gun violence. Careful not to mention beheadings and machetes in his speech, Obama did suggest to a rapt audience of Mexican students that gun control would save lives on both sides of the border. Ohhh… so that explains why the president decided not to control gunrunners taking illegal high-capacity rifles from one side of the border to the other.

In a rare moment of honesty, Obama did acknowledge his own involvement in supplying Mexico with guns when he said, “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.” No Shiite, Sherlock.

Then the president gave the crowd an impromptu refresher course on the U.S. Constitution, saying, “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.” While pushing amnesty in Mexico, what he didn’t do was explain how United States immigration law works. Trawling for future voters, the president chose to conveniently skip that particular lesson.

Instead, immediately following the mini-course on the Second Amendment came the ‘but’ portion of the president’s speech, which is also known as the unofficial ‘Obama clarification.’ That’s where an unspoken ‘but’ cues the president to insert an addendum that corrects what he perceives to be one of the fundamental flaws in the Constitution.

Obama then said “At the same time (which is really a ‘but’), as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms,” (which are really ‘Barack Obama-approved modifications’) “that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people,” (that would be law-abiding Americans) “that can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do.”

Sorry, Mr. President, it’s a little too late to ‘do the right thing.’ Why wasn’t that option proposed prior to illegally arming drug cartels with AK-47s? Who knows, maybe some of those guns have even made their way up to Illinois where your wife is now claiming we need to make an effort to “embrace… hear and see” Chicago’s terrified children who live each day in fear of being shot.

Sasha and Malia Obama ‘Learn What They Live’

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Originally posted at American Thinker

If it’s really true that “children learn what they live,” then the First Daughters are learning how to be highbrow aristocrats whose extravagances are enjoyed without embarrassment, in full view and at the expense of the suffering. That’s right, “the suffering,” because notwithstanding the onslaught of Obamaganda, most people in America today, thanks to Sasha and Malia’s Dad, are suffering in one way or another.

Meanwhile, when it comes to showering themselves with the perks of the good life, the Obamas exercise zero restraint. In fact, three months into the second term, they’re actually outdoing themselves.  Not only that, but the elitist lifestyle the first family lives has a vindictive in-your-face, so-what-if-you-don’t-like-it edge to it that smacks of spiteful arrogance.  Therefore, Sasha and Malia are learning what their liberal parents teach them, and that is to convey the following message to the unwashed masses: “Do as I say and I’ll do what I want, and I’ll do it with your money.”

And for all of Barack’s $900K Florida golf weekends, and more importantly, Michelle’s alleged $10 million vacations, haute couture, and overpaid personal staff, the tragic victims of their selfishness and insensitive lack of fiscal restraint are Sasha and Malia.

It’s common knowledge that in the Obama household, babies are sometimes considered punishment while abortion is a treasured right.  Attending church is a twice-a-year photo op and vacations, since the first of the year, average out to be a once-a-month priority.  While Dad and Mom talk the talk about sharing, fairness, and self-sacrifice, in their own lives they exhibit none of these qualities. Consequently, the Obama youngsters are learning through observation that concern over appearing selfish, godless, and hypocritical should be dismissed.

Meanwhile, the girls’ mother Michelle spends more time than she should proselytizing parents about their children’s BMIs, diet, and exercise.  Sadly, what Mrs. Obama doesn’t seem to recognize is that plump children who possess the character traits she lacks will fare better in life than slender, vegetable-eating youngsters who are indifferent, self-absorbed, and snotty- the very qualities she exhibits, and are at the core of the example she sets for her daughters.

Although they live in a pampered, fairytale environment, the First Daughters are neither too young nor too insulated to be unaware that 48,000,000 Americans are on food stamps and that 12 million are unemployed, 23% of whom are either black or Hispanic.  That’s why, rather than flaunt the next 17-day, $4-million family jaunt to Hawaii, Obama should request that Air Force One head out to California – not to visit George Clooney and Eva Longoria, but to school his daughters about the harsh effect 9.8% unemployment is having on the Golden State.

Nonetheless, as a casual observer of a seemingly insatiable appetite for all things swanky and sumptuous, one can’t help but wonder, do Mr. and Mrs. Obama ever reflect upon what they are teaching their impressionable children about life?  In three months they’ve gone from the balmy isle of Oahu, Hawaii to the bunny slopes of Aspen, Colorado.  Sasha and Malia even watched from afar as Dad the Duffer golfed in Florida for a cool million with the philandering Tiger Woods.

Now, in the middle of a fiscal cliff/sequester crisis, without a care in the world the Obama girls have been led to believe that having staffers drag luggage stuffed with designer duds onto Marine One and helicoptering off to Paradise Island for five days is an acceptable choice to make.  Moreover, despite an economy on the edge of collapse, the Obama princesses probably can’t help but believe that airplanes costing hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour to fly are there mainly to transport them to fun locales.

Last spring, Malia Obama’s trip to Mexico allegedly cost taxpayers $115,500.87. This year, the two sisters are at a Caribbean resort being chauffeured around in a motorcade and “escorted to the held elevator,” accompanied by “a gaggle of friends.”  Sans parents, Sasha and Malia are vacationing at the Atlantis, home to the Royal Tower Bridge Suite that goes for $25,000 per night. These tender-aged adolescents are accompanied by Secret Service agents who stand on the sidelines as they dance, giggle, and hang out at Club Crush, which for “teens ages 13 to 17 and tweens ages 9 to 13 vacationing on Paradise Island…[is the] ultimate nightclub.”

Meanwhile, the rest of America’s children, some of whom had humble spring break plans to ride in the family van to Washington DC, watch with their faces pressed against the wrought iron railing surrounding a closed White House.  These schoolchildren are the disappointed victims of a sequester decision Barack Obama made while Sasha and Malia were preparing to party their little hearts out on a trip financed mostly with taxpayer money.

If anything, the life Sasha and Malia are living proves a few things – not about them, but about their parents – none of which are good.  Most specifically, the First Couple are either profoundly arrogant, profoundly stupid or, most probably, profoundly indifferent to the effect their behavior may have on their daughters.  Unfortunately, if Sasha and Malia Obama are truly learning what they live, then while their lives may be good in the material sense, the life lessons they’re learning are not.

It’s Time to Tow the SS ObamAmerica into Port

628x471-300x199Then, some 150 miles off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, there was a fire in the engine room and that’s when everything went south.  With no power to the engines and severely compromised water and plumbing systems, the Triumph drifted for five days as the fun-filled cruise to “Funville” turned into a sewage-filled trip to “Sewerville.”

With no running water, no toilet facilities, and a scarcity of edible provisions, the stench of human waste and rotting food sickened many of the passengers. After five days, the upper deck of the ocean liner looked more like ‘Occupy Triumph’ than a sunny Carnival cruise.  To escape the urine- and feces-soaked rooms and hallways, passengers left the ‘poop deck,’ built tents on the upper deck, and relieved themselves in red “poo-poo bags” which crew members dutifully collected.

 

Read the rest of the article at The Blacksphere.net

The Worldwide ‘War on Women’

Originally posted at American Thinker

American women have now been esteemed to such a level that for taking a stand against religious liberty and becoming the nation’s contraceptive cover girl, Sandra Fluke is actually being considered as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.

Women who commiserate with Sandra likely view themselves as also suffering the hammers of hell here in the misogynist war zone called America.  After all, American women have withstood the abuse and pain of living thus far without the benefit of free contraceptives.  Now, however, equipped with newfound fame and with the re-election of Barack Obama signifying a battle won, maybe Ms. Fluke can now branch out and become an international spokesperson on how women around the world can stand strong in the face of male-imposed tyranny.

Who better than Sandra to represent injustices such as a 15-year-old girl being beheaded by a male cousin over a rejected marriage proposal?

Here in America, while girls of Mexican-American descent picked out dresses for a festive quinceañera, in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, 15-year-old Gisa was out gathering water by the river when she was ambushed by close male cousin Sadeq, who proceeded to saw off her head with a knife.

Gisa’s father refused to allow his daughter to marry because of her tender age.  So, instead of a wedding dress and a wedding, the girl’s headless body was returned to her family, wrapped in a sheet and dressed for a funeral.

With that in mind, Sandra Fluke did do a bang-up job on Capitol Hill advancing awareness of the war on women by schooling the Catholic hierarchy on polycystic ovary syndrome.  So why not fly Sandra out to Khanabad to give a similar speech to Afghani men about the discriminatory display of hostility exhibited when one separates the head of a young girl from her body?

After she celebrates the rampant practice of female feticide, Sandra can then turn her attention toward injustices like beheading, stoning, genital mutilation, rape, and splashing acid in the faces of Afghani girls.  Then the war-on-women/endometriosis expert can pack her copy of TIME magazine and a fresh supply of free contraceptives and fly off to Michoacán, Mexico.

After all, it was in Michoacán that former mayor of Tiqicheo Maria Santos Gorrostieta’s half-nude, mutilated body was recently found dumped in a rural field.

Maria stood up to drug cartels over marijuana and heroin in the same way Ms. Fluke stood up to the patriarchal Catholic Church over the right to NuvaRings and FemCaps.  One difference, though — Sandra Fluke became a liberal hero, while Maria was kidnapped, tortured, and then executed.

America has Sandra Fluke working on behalf of free contraceptives for all, and Mexico had Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who died defying a drug-driven turf war.  Unlike America’s gutsy Sandra Fluke, Maria didn’t live long enough to have the opportunity to solicit free birth control in front of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Instead, what this lovely young woman did do was spend her short life working selflessly on behalf of the region’s poor.

Before her death, the mayor had already suffered and survived many gunshot wounds at the hands of drug cartels.  Even Maria’s husband, the town’s former mayor José Sánchez Chávez, was killed in one ambush.  In a subsequent attack, gunmen opened fire again on Santos Gorrostieta, leaving her scarred, maimed, and in need of acolostomy bag.

When Gorrostieta left office, her security detail was withdrawn.  Then, like Gisa’s cousins, the former mayor’s vengeful stalkers lay in wait to seek the retribution that had formerly evaded them.

Eight days after Gorrostieta pleaded that the life of her daughter be spared, farm workers found the woman’s battered corpse on the side of the road.  What happened at the hands of the quasi-religious drug cartel La Familia Michoacana during the previous week, no one knows for sure.  Still, it’s reassuring to know that there’s someone like Sandra Fluke out there, who can, having endured gender oppression at the hands of male clergy at Georgetown University Law Center, empathize with Maria’s pain.

Maria Santos once said, “Despite my own safety and that of my family, what occupies my mind is my responsibility toward my people, the children, the women, the elderly and the men who break their souls every day without rest to find a piece of bread for their children.”

Prior to her throat being slit, little Gisa’s last words were probably a cry for help for someone to save her life.  Sandra Fluke, on the other hand, is celebrated for furthering the fabricated, self-absorbed point that “[Paul] Ryan’s abortion position kills women.”

It is a shame that in some circles, women having to pay for their own birth control or abortion elicits a greater outcry than females being victimized by multiple assassination attempts or decapitation by a close relative.

In the end, for her part in the “war on women” Fluke did get a gig at the DNC Convention and will get her beloved contraceptives for free and, unlike young Gisa and Maria Santos Gorrostieta, will also likely achieve fame on the cover of TIME magazine.

Suffice it to say that while women suffer and die all around the world, in America, liberal “ladies” represented by the likes of political prop Sandra Fluke come across like a bunch of whining ingrates who defame the memory of martyrs like Maria Santos Gorrostieta and innocents like Gisa — two victims of the world’s real war on women.

The Earth Quakes on Spring Break

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

In some circles supporters who stop just short of worshiping the man have assigned Barack Obama God-like qualities.  Lest we forget, this is a guy who people believed would provide America a nonstop Biblical-style Day of Jubilee.  The belief was, Obama would forgive mortgages and, like multiplying the loaves and fishes, fill gas tanks with free $5-a-gallon gasoline.

Just prior to the election in 2008, candidate Obama had the audacity to imply that if he was elected, in that historic moment, “the rise of the oceans [would begin] to slow and our planet begin to heal.”  Yet, since that day there have been cataclysmic global events, including eight major rising-sea tsunamis that have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

It seems like every time the President makes a Messiah-like proclamation, whether large or small, God drops in unannounced to remind the world who’s really in charge. And judging by the way things have been going for the last three years or so, the good old days of pestilence and plagues would be a welcome reprieve.

Still, one has to admit that it takes an extraordinary person with quite an inflated ego to claim the power to affect planetary well-being, as well as an ample dose of chutzpah to advertise oneself as having the ability to command rising oceans to slow.

Meanwhile, the most recent divine rebuke to correct Barack Obama’s omnipotent self-perception occurred when the White House wielded its power to strong-arm the media into scrubbing stories about daughter Malia’s second vacation since January, a parent-free spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico.

It started when the White House, supposedly concerned for Malia’s security, asked the press to back off the story.  In response, the AFP, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, various Australian news organizations, the Daily Mail, and the Telegraph all agreed to push the delete button on the ‘Malia Goes to Mexico’ story – which they had already published – with an agreeability that should be newsworthy in itself.

The media must have been so intimidated that no one thought to ask how this president, who allows his 13-year-old child to go on a school trip to a country that’s racking up headless corpses faster than he’s racking up debt, can get away with chastising the press for compromising his daughter’s security.

Nevertheless, judging by the long list of headlines that linked to “404 error” pages, it appeared that once again Pharaoh Obama’s magicians had thrown their staffs to the ground to exhibit their power to turn rods into snakes and everyone jumped back.  But the exhibition was short lived because, in one fell swoop, a bigger, badder serpent swallowed the President’s power over the press.

After the dictate came down from on high to replace the Malia-in-Mexico stories with “Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail,” a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit in close proximity to where the President’s daughter was vacationing.

Thankfully the girl was unharmed, but the White House had to acquiesce and come out with a story assuring the world that Malia Obama, while spring-breaking in gunrunning, drug cartel-laden, beheading-for-sport Mexico, had survived the earthquake.

Proving yet again that just like the Pharaoh of old, another message needed to be sent to a man deluded into believing he’s the one in charge. And the message was this: ‘You may be able to push around a pusillanimous press, but you have zero power to heal a trembling earth, or calm the rising sea.’

Preserving Liberty in Libya

Originally posted at American Thinker

Lately, President Barack Obama has been assuming some surprising policy positions.  First, he changed his mind and decided to leave Guantanamo Bay prison open and, instead of in a New York City civilian court, chose to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial before a military tribunal. Then the President verbally supported the anti-Mubarak rebellion in Egypt, after which he voluntarily involved the US military in a NATO-led rag-tag civil war in Libya.

In another unexpected turn of events, a normally Second Amendment-shy Obama publicly supported possibly supplying guns to everyday citizens displeased with overbearing leaders and governments. Seems the President is all for the right to bear arms as long as those bearing the arms are not protected by the United States Constitution and are either foreign rebels or Mexican drug cartels.

The National Rifle Association Institute of Legislative Action claims careful review of “real records … votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows [that] Barack Obama,” rather than a proponent of the right to bear arms is, in fact, “a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties.”

Scholar, pro-gun researcher, and gun advocate John Lott claimed that, prior to mulling over supplying armaments to Libyan street rebels, Obama, try as he might to pretend otherwise, was not a big Second Amendment fan.  Which made it surprising that, despite enacting a ban on the importation of semiautomatic guns in America based on the excuse that “imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents,” the President actually entertained the idea of putting military hardware into the hands of rebels infiltrated by al Qaeda.

If Obama can manage to justify denying responsible Americans the right to bear arms based on preventing a catastrophe, why not follow through and ban other hazardous activities such as street crossing, propane tank usage, and lawn darts?

Accident prevention aside, the subject of concern is not whether the United States ultimately arms or chooses not to arm Libyan rebels, but that a President whose policy decisions and appointments point to a future where America is disarmed would even mull over such an idea.

On the one hand, the President verbally maintains support for the Second Amendment, while covertly the same President proposes extensive reporting requirements on sales of long guns, nominates an “anti-gun zealot” like Andrew Traver to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Then, to seal the deal, Obama appoints two anti-individual gun ownership Supreme Court Justices whose presence on the bench promises to deliver regulations that will be more restrictive for gun owners across America.

According to Gun Reports:

In 2003, Obama voted in support of SB1195, which, if passed, would have banned most of the privately held hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in [Illinois].

If the ban was enacted, law enforcement officials would have been authorized to forcibly enter private homes to confiscate newly banned firearms.

On the 2008 campaign trail, Obama attempted to portray himself as a “Hope and Change” Charlton Heston.  Then the newly-elected supposedly pro-gun Obama administration went ahead an strongly supported the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty.  And, although still refusing to acknowledge knowing about “Fast and Furious” arms to drug cartels, Obama continues, along with Eric Holder, to make less than truthful statements about Mexico’s acquisition of US-provided weaponry.

If ATF testimony proves correct, that means the guy who said “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns” has no problem with drug cartels possessing the rights he believes should be denied law abiding citizens who need guns to protect themselves from the Mexican criminals America has apparently armed.

The Second Amendment, which “James Madison drafted …the First Congress proposed… and the states ratified in 1791,” established the following Constitutional principle: “A well-regulated Militia [is] necessary to the security of a Free State [and] the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Besides giving American citizens the right to protect themselves and their families from crime, “The Second Amendment of the Constitution also gives [Americans] the right to protect … our nation from a corrupt government or foreign invasion.”

Similar to what Libyans are doing on the streets of small towns like Ajdabiya.

Yet on the revisionist left, which is populated by the party of the President, it is often argued that the Second Amendment is not applicable in today’s society.  However, Obama weighing the possibility to arm Libyan rebels proves otherwise. Isn’t protecting those who cannot protect themselves from Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi the reason Obama considered sending arms to street rebels in the first place?

In both Egypt and Libya, dissenters revolted against tyrannical governments and supposedly, in the pro-democracy spirit, Barack supported foreign guerrillas and pondered equipping a “body of the people” in order to “constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.” Such a stance presents Obama with a quandary, because at the podium the President may talk the “insurrectionist model” but on paper, where it counts, the truth is that the same man who overlooks gunrunners smuggling guns across the border would rather Americans didn’t have guns.

 

In other words, but for the presence of al-Qaeda in their midst, Obama seemed open to supporting and possibly even arming citizen uprisings against oppressive governments.  However, if legislative direction is any indication of his true gun philosophy, the President is squarely in opposition to a Constitutional precedent for American citizen/militias to be able to protect our own nation from oppression.  Obama’s policies seem intent on purposely leaving Americans defenseless if a situation similar to the one in Libya should arise here in America.

Consistently cogent Founding Father Thomas Jefferson posed an important question in his 1787 letter to William S. Smith, which said: “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?” Maybe a President of two minds, when not arming far-off insurrectionists and Mexican criminals, can answer Jefferson’s question for the American people he seems determined to disarm.

Dodging Bullets in El Paso

Originally post at American Thinker blog

In the ghost town of Fort Quitman, 80 miles southeast of El Paso, four US road workers were up at dawn attending to “shovel ready”  jobs by filling potholes with gravel.   Unfortunately, “at least one Mexican gunman,” who probably just wanted a chance to do jobs Americans won’t do, “fired a high-powered rifle across the border,” barely missing the workers.

“The bullets struck private land …about half a mile from the border fence.” Thankfully, the quartet escaped unharmed.  “Mike Doyle, Chief Deputy of the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, said after the fact, a rancher spotted a white pickup fleeing the area on the Mexican side at 10:30 a.m. — the time the shots were fired.”

According to Doyle, “Drug cartels use this busy smuggling corridor in between the Quitman Mountains and mountains in the northwestern part of Chihuahua State to traffic marijuana and sometimes cocaine.”  The chief deputy explained the incident by saying: “The gunman might have shot at the road workers to distract them or get them to flee.”

So in other words, criminal interlopers tried to get American workers to disperse from territory where they had every right to work and exist in order to “get them outside [the] area?”

Francisco “Quico” Canseco, R-Texas said: “It is completely unacceptable that Americans at work, doing their job in America, come under gunfire from across the border in Mexico. Our border is not secure from violence that threatens American lives. Securing our border against the cartels and their violent threat must be a top priority.”

After the shooting, two Texas Rangers and Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West and Chief Deputy Doyle were at the scene looking for the bullets with a metal detector, which when weighed against the alternatives is preferable to a medical examiner digging bullets out of heads.

“The U.S. government built narrowly spaced steel poles north of the Rio Grande to fence the border in that West Texas area. The slots are not wide enough for people to cross, but small objects can fit between the 15-foot-tall poles.” Thus, the lone gunman must have been dedicated to scattering the workers because nothing deterred his squeezing the gun barrel through or shooting off the bullets.

This particular shot across the border initiated Hudspeth County into an elite group. “In El Paso, stray bullets from a drug-related gunfight hit City Hall in June. Another stray bullet struck a University of Texas at El Paso building in August.”  And to date, newlywed David Hartley’s body has yet to be recovered after being shot by Mexican gunmen on Falcon Lake, a border area near Laredo, Texas.

After the bullets missed the US four workers, the men were escorted away from the scene, which successfully accomplished the original intent of the shooter:  Disperse the crowd and clear the area so as to drive unhindered right on through to Texas. Moreover, and much to the relief of the high-powered rifleman, Border Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks assured drug- and gun-runners, as well as marauding banditos with high-powered rifles, that Border Patrol does not plan to deploy additional agents to the area. Brooks vowed: “There is no beefing up in any way.”

Governor Rick Perry’s spokeswoman, Katherine Cesinger, said that “If these reports are true, it is yet another incident of border violence and spillover. It goes back to the need for the federal government to provide more resources to the border, which is certainly feeling the effects of the escalating violence in Mexico.”

Nevertheless, not all is lost.  Texas could follow Arizona, a state that recently chose to address violent behavior by distributing “Together we Thrive” tee shirts.

FLOTUS tries to motivate Mexico – American Thinker Blog – April 14, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

First Lady Michelle Obama officially “kicked off…[her] international agenda” by making Mexico City her first foreign trip. Besides underscoring President Obama’s “commitment to advancing mutual interests… respect and …responsibility between nations and peoples around the world,” Michelle plans to focus on “youth engagement.”

According to the White House, 1 million people cross the U.S-Mexico border every day, which means Michelle may be addressing future beneficiaries of redistributive wealth who possess the power to keep Barack firmly ensconced in the White House.

Recently the First Lady, who has “made the welfare of children the centerpiece of [her] agenda,” expressed the motherly belief that, “as a society we have a responsibility to support and nurture “the largest percentage of the world’s population who happens to be under the age of 25.  Evidently, Mrs. Obama plans to fulfill that responsibility by “amplify[ing] and articulat[ing] a singular message … [of] self determination.”

The “act or power of making up one’s own mind about what to think or do, without outside influence or compulsion,” is the definition of self-determination. Michelle’s use of superstar power to influence freethinking in Mexico’s youth is somewhat of a dichotomy, especially in light of the FLOTUS’s strong views on everything from America’s “downright meanness” to sugar content in soft drinks.

What’s more, self-determination is defined as “the right of a people to decide upon its own political status or form of government, without outside influence,” which provides Michelle the chance to share firsthand knowledge on how blatant disrespect for opposing political views wreak havoc on presidential poll numbers.

The First Lady does retain the liberal right to set sane limits on Mexican self-directed thinking, especially if it involves choosing to eat junk food, pursuing personal interests versus serving the community or rebuffing H1N1 vaccines after a president declares a national emergency.

With obesity on the rise in Mexico Shelley’s autonomy tour is arriving in the nick of time. “Mexicans are eating more and exercising less. By some estimates, more than 200,000 people die each year in Mexico because of heart disease, diabetes and other diet-caused illnesses.”

Mrs. Obama possesses a plethora of experience encouraging healthy self-determination.  Take for example the innovative “Let’s Move” initiative, which promotes self-regulation of food choices through mandated removal of every other option than those approved by Michelle.

With zero intention to sway an amnesty-voting bloc and just prior to the President addressing the issue of immigration reform Michelle may decide to take a page from Barack’s act of contrition book. It wouldn’t be out of character for the First Lady to offer compensatory apologies to Mexico for a greed induced American recession that impeded the free “flow of money into Mexican villages and towns” by “drying up the jobs” Americans wouldn’t do.

Presidential-spouse historian Myra Gutin contends, “As the first lady, you have a chance to assert in a quiet way, I speak for the government. Or to say, I don’t speak for the government. You can have it both ways.”  Navigating the northern hemisphere, preaching self-determination, while advancing repressive policies that quell self-rule at home, exemplifies having it “both ways.”

Maybe after completing a self-determination excursion to Mexico the “uniquely influential” First Lady can venture further northward and clarify for America why the Obama collective vision seems resistant to individual thought, political debate and hostile to those who defy the shackles of government compulsion?

Going to Mexico to advocate self-determination is just another exercise in hypocrisy for the intrusive Michelle Obama who supports government, not self, as the seminal authority.

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