1970 BOSS 302 Very Nice

July 26, 2014 by

This was parked at the entrance to the Fort Carson PX today.  A very nice car.

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Then of course this was parked there also. 

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There were a few others but these two caught my eye.

James Garner RIP

July 20, 2014 by

James Garner, one of my favorite actors has died.  He was one hell of an actor and seemed like a good guy.  A few years ago I read his autobiography, “The Garner Files”, and enjoyed it a lot.  All the great ones on on their way out.  We don’t have many, if any that can fill their shoes.

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Note:  James described himself as a bleeding heart liberal and I still liked him.  Granted he was a liberal of a different era and definition.  Smile

Is there really an IT shortage?

July 18, 2014 by

On Thursday, a week after former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates argued for amnesty and for an unlimited number of high-tech guest-worker visas, Microsoft announced it would slash 18,000 jobs….

…Bill Gates, along with Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, advocated removing "the worldwide cap on the number of visas that could be awarded to legal immigrants who had earned a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States."

However, numerous nonpartisan scholars and studies have determined that there is a surplus – not a shortage – of American high-tech workers. Moreover, after a recent Census report found that "74% of those with a bachelor’s degree in these subjects don’t work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs," the mainstream media may finally be catching on and taking away the high-tech industry’s "free pass." CBS News, for instance, concluded that the Census data suggest the high-tech industry’s contention that there is a shortage of American high-tech "is largely a myth.

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A shortage of scientists and techies? Think again

A common refrain among corporate and political leaders is that the U.S. needs more engineers, scientists and other workers with the kind of specialized expertise needed to boost economic growth. And that assessment plays a part in a range of public policy debates, from how to change the nation’s immigration laws to how to energize job-creation.

But new federal data suggest that idea is largely a myth, and it raises questions for students who are planning their careers. Roughly three-quarters of people who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — or so-called STEM fields — aren’t working in those professions, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

What do you think?   

Denial on border flood

July 16, 2014 by

Well if Harry Reid says the border is secure who can doubt it? 

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors

“The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”

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Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.

Germany wins fourth World Cup

July 14, 2014 by

Did you watch the World Cup Final? I did. Now some complain that there wasn’t a score for 110% of the game. But it was a good match. Both teams were very hard to get inside of. Luckily the German goal that sealed the deal was a great pass and score. Since Germany was my second team (USA first of course) I couldn’t complain.

Gangs and Cartels smiling today

July 12, 2014 by

Somebody warned of this type of thing a while back..  Hummm…

MS-13 Recruiting on the border

The infamous gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is reportedly taking advantage of the immigration crisis along the U.S. border.

“They’re now using the Nogales processing center as a recruitment hub for new members to come in,” Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich reported Friday. “They’re trying to recruit other teenage boys that are sharing cells with them and they’re using the phones that the Red Cross has set up. They’re supposed to be using those to call back home or to call family members in the United States. They’re also using those as a way to communicate with gang members already in U.S. cities.”

Miss Pavlich’s information came from a Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall.com, which confirmed that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors have been identified as members of MS-13.

Never fear, our leader is on the job.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.

Obama played at a different club late last month with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon’s sidekick on the sports show "Pardon the Interruption"

Obama’s venue Saturday was TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland. The club has a championship course on 220 rolling acres in Montgomery County.

Immigration flood a Plan?

July 7, 2014 by

Illegal immigration is reaching a tipping point. Either we are a country of laws or we are not. I can’t tell you how this will turn out but I suspect that if the American people don’t make some key decisions about what they want this country to look like, the future doesn’t look good. When I say “what this country looks like”, I’m not talking about demographics. I’m talking about common sense laws. I’m talking about law enforcement regardless of political party and holding people accountable for their actions. If we decide the founding principles of this country don’t matter than I hope we are prepared for the consequences.

Immigration is a fine and sometime even noble concept. Do we want hard working people coming here for freedom and liberty, leaving oppression and tyranny behind? Of course but those that make this move must also abide by the ideas that make a free nation. It’s not chaos or who screams the loudest. Rules and processes must be in place and enforced. We now see an administration completely abandon the idea of a secure border. A flood is taking place and we look completely helpless and weak. Another wonderful sign to our enemies and allies alike. Of course that would assume we still have any allies.

Regardless of what you might hear in the media the real numbers are staggering. I recently talked with a person working the border in Texas and the actual numbers are in the tens of thousands a month just in his area alone. With the inability (through inaction) to quickly repatriate we have effectively opened the flood gates. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are relegated to housing, feeding and tending to sickness rather than enforcing our laws. I don’t know enough of the CBP to give a blanket statement but I would assume most aren’t happy with the situation.

In the past you might have to bribe someone to get across now just walk on by. The Cartels and Gangs must be loving this hall pass. As US law Enforcement are distracted they are saving millions.

I wonder if the those who support this invasion really understand what will happen if this continues. Have they been to El Salvador, Guatemala or Mexico lately? Do we want our country to descend into the chaos that is south of the border? I feel for the peoples of these countries and would gladly help them in their own lands but not here. “But the children, we must help the children”. This is the continual rally cry. Really? Then lets help them in their own country. Not here. It’s not about the children it’s about fundamentally changing America.

Do we need immigration reform? Most likely. As a husband of an immigrant I’m not against immigration at all. But I know what it cost in time and money to follow the rules and laws of our land. I applaud the idea of streamlining this process. But I don’t endorse abandoning the legal process and opening the borders to anyone, anytime for any reason. If we don’t own our borders we don’t own our country.

We are being attacked. Not from poor immigrants but from within by those that wish to tear down this land. The immigrants are simply the tools by which these anti-Americans will assault the foundations of our country. When their usefulness is done they will be abandoned and the working people of our country will foot the bill once again. Now, understand they are not the only tools being applied. Many of our own citizens are also being used to great effect. Our laws are being applied selectively in order to coerce and manipulate the voting public into submission. We are being turned upon ourselves, fighting each other where no fight exists. The vial hate coming from the left all in the name of tolerance is amazing yet unchecked for the most part.

We twice voted for a President that surrounded himself with people who believe America is the enemy so we certainly can’t be too surprised at the current state of affairs.

Immigration (illegal type), Facebook, Hobby Lobby

July 5, 2014 by

Some thoughts on various items this week

Illegal immigration: I was in Texas a short time ago and talked with a person very involved in the situation on the Texas border. The gist of the discussion was that our borders are wide open and our politicians are actively preventing those tasked with border security. The frustration was palatable. While the individual was careful not to point at any specific political party or individual it was obvious he wasn’t talking about Bushes immigration policy.

I’ve been touching on this issue here and there the past six months or so. For what appear to be political reasons we have encouraged the illegal migration of people across our borders. This has created a crises in the border regions and now we are moving them to a neighborhood near you.

So, the question I have is do we want our country to turn into a third world nation? If so, then by all means lets continue this open border policy. If not you might want stand up and say enough. I’ve been in many third world nations and they suck. I mean suck badly.

 

Facebook experimentation: Ok, if you didn’t already get the hint that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook is not your friend take a look at the Facebook experiments. Without anyone’s consent Facebook decided to conduct some Psychological experiment with the users. The researchers wanted to find out if emotions were contagious. So they manipulated the feeds you saw. Freaking nice huh? So, when the mentally disturbed kid goes off the deep and because he was forced fed a particular idea just blame guns not the liberal ass-clowns at Facebook. I don’t have a Facebook account. I did at one time however I noticed years ago that there were a whole lot of things going on behind the scenes. We all know many companies monitor what we look at and I don’t mind that necessarily, but Facebook takes it to a new level. Granted it’s competing with Google.  However, this is not about using your information this is about manipulating you.

Eli the Computer Guy has a good video on this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PIXop0SE1s.

Hobby Lobby ruling: Holy cow, the left went bat-shit crazy over this ruling. This is about Hobby Lobby not being forced to pay for all 20 Birth Control methods. Because paying for 16 Isn’t enough for some. Luckily for us that great conservative Bill Clinton signed The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. A couple of articles from “The Week”.

http://theweek.com/article/index/264218/how-bill-clintons-near-sightedness-led-to-the-hobby-lobby-decision

http://theweek.com/article/index/264229/the-lefts-bafflingly-hysterical-overreaction-to-hobby-lobby-and-harris

Soccer fans until they’re not

July 2, 2014 by

Ok the American World Cup Team have been stopped.  I’m surprised they made as far as they did.  Now, that’s a happy surprise.  I like soccer.  I would love to see a Male American team that was always world class and in fact I think we are there. 

The critics of Soccer are pretty funny to listen to.  Many claim American football is a better sport, more manly.  I say, not hardly.  American football is now filled with fat overrated turds.  Not all of course but lets face it soccer and rugby players for that matter can run circles around most football players and eat a snickers bar while doing it.  Add to that the acting ability in soccer players to feign injury is untouched by football players. Smile   Now don’t get me wrong, I like football too. 

Others critics say soccer is boring.  I wonder though compared to what? American baseball.  Come on, 9 innings of boringness is the definition of baseball.  If your not at the ball park with a beer in hand I’m not sure what the attraction is. 

Maybe that is the key, it’s not about the sport per se but the socializing aspect of sports and sports fans.  So, really any sport can be fun to watch.  Even American ninja when drinking a cold one. 

Now of course soccer will go back to the fringes of American sports until the next world cup. I suppose that’s ok since we already have a couple thousand sports channels to watch anyway. Now where’s that bowling channel again?

 

Oh and now forced to root for Germany… Family thing.

Gang members ok’d to enter US anytime

June 15, 2014 by

Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members.

Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families, National Reviewreported Friday.

“If he’s a confirmed gang member in his own country, why are we letting him in here? … I’ve heard people come in and say, ‘You’re going to let me go, just like you let my mother go, just like you let my sister go. You’re going to let me go as well, and the government’s going to take care of us,’” Mr. Cabrera told the magazine.

He said that the only way to solve the problem was to implement harsher restrictions on who can be allowed to cross.

“Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don’t think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it’s going to get worse,” he said, National Review reported.

Well it’s not like we didn’t see this coming.  We have unofficially opened our southern border to anyone. 

 

BORDER PATROL AGENTS THREATENED WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR SPEAKING TO REPORTERS

Teenage Latin Border Horde

In Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, a seemingly endless surge of immigrants

The Rio Grande Valley has become ground zero for an unprecedented surge in families and unaccompanied children flooding across the Southwest border, creating what the Obama administration is calling a humanitarian crisis as border officials struggle to accommodate new detainees. Largely from Central America, they are now arriving at a rate of more than 35,000 a month.

Surge in illegal immigrants blamed on U.S. policy, not on spiking violence in Central America


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