Friday, March 30, 2007

Who’s Your Dufus, Baby?

To say that goofiness is a prerequisite to becoming a Hollywood celebrity would be stating the painfully obvious.

According to, John “Barbarino” Travolta asked his fans to "do their bit" to solve global warming when he appeared at the British premiere of his movie, Wild Hogs.

He apparently emphasized the importance of using “alternative methods of fuel”.

Of course, this was after flying at least 30,000 miles in the past year, producing about 800 tons of carbon emissions, or about 100 times the amount of the average British citizen.

It’s pretty common knowledge that John Revolta, I mean Travolta, is an airplane pilot, and apparently qualified to fly some pretty large aircraft. He’s also an airplane collector, he owns five in all. His collection includes a Boeing 707, three Gulfstream jets, and of course a Lear jet.

He keeps them parked at his private runway at his house in Florida.

A few years ago he piloted his personal Boeing 707 on a 13- city "Spirit of Friendship Tour" for Qantas Airlines, flying to Los Angeles, Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Paris and New York and registering over 35,000 flying miles.

Travolta must have some intelligence, piloting a plane, especially a large jet like a 707 isn’t easy. But then he went on to say that global warming “is a very valid issue, I’m wondering if we need to think about other planets and dome cities.”

Dome cities on other planets?

Well, Travolta does follow the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard; I guess that explains why Travolta is such a dunce, albeit a qualified one.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Are You On 'The List'?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be infringed. U.S. Constitution: Second Amendment

After a hard day’s work, you’re walking to the parking lot where your car is waiting for you. Or, you’re walking to the bus stop, or train station, or maybe you’re just walking.

You’re tired and hungry, you just want to get home, change out of your work clothes and get comfortable, have a bite to eat.

But suddenly, you’re confronted by someone who wants to do you harm. He might demand your money; maybe he wants your car. If you’re a woman, he may also want you. If you’re a man, he may still want you. Same sex sexual assaults happen frequently.

It doesn’t really matter what he wants, he’s now a threat to you, he might brandish a weapon, and he may not. He might imply that he has a weapon to use on you.

At this point, you must assume you’re in danger.

You are in danger of losing your life, or sustaining great bodily injury at the hands of this assailant.

At this point, the bad guy has already decided there will be an altercation. You don’t have a choice or a say in the matter. You will probably be assaulted at the very least. The only question is; how badly will you be injured?

His adrenalin is surging, he already has a plan of attack.

Do you have a plan of defense to meet and defeat his offensive plan?

How will you defend yourself?

Can you defend yourself?

Are you prepared to defend yourself?

Does your state government allow you to defend yourself using lethal force if necessary?

I don’t know about you, but I live in the real world, where reality can be pretty ugly and dangerous. There are indeed human predators out there just looking for an opportunity to rob, rape, or murder a victim. The police simply can’t be everywhere.

My state, Colorado, is a Shall Issue state. (At least for now.) That means that if you can pass the background check to purchase a firearm, and you apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit, the state shall issue the permit to you. After you’ve paid a $100 fee and a $50 background investigation fee.

The issuing authority in my state is the Sheriff of the county in which you reside, except for the People’s Democratic Republic of Denver. In Denver the Chief of Police is the issuing authority.

When Bill Owens was Governor of Colorado, he signed the legislative bill into law that made Colorado a Shall Issue state. Now, Owens isn’t exactly my favorite politician, but he did get a few things right, and this was one of them.

Immediately after the law took effect however, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden began entering the names of legal permit holders into the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) database. The CCIC “mission” is defined by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as;

…a computerized information system established as a service to all criminal justice agencies. The mission is to provide and maintain accurate and timely documented criminal justice information in an effort to prevent crime and protect life and property by enabling the rapid exchange of valid, complete information among criminal justice agencies. (Emphasis added)

The CBI goes on to describe the CCIC as;

…an index of wanted and missing persons and property, to identify: people and property involved in crime; members of criminal gangs; stolen property; criminal suspects; criminal methods of operation; reported crime; reported arrests; and to share crime bulletins about major crimes in other states from which suspects may flee to Colorado. (Emphasis added)

Technically, the addition of permit holders into the CCIC is voluntary among Colorado’s county sheriffs. But now, the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) association is pushing a legislative bill to make the database permanent and mandatory.

The question is; why would a sheriff want to enter the names of LEGAL Concealed Weapons Permit holders into such a database?

Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners answered the question;

“Essentially, their claim can be distilled down to keeping records on ‘persons of interest.’ What that means is that you are considered a dangerous person, just like a convicted rapist or murderer.”

Now, the official function of the CCIC database is obviously to track criminals and criminal activities. Colorado Concealed Weapons Permit holders are law-abiding citizens with no criminal history.

If you have a criminal record, you do not qualify for a permit. This is pretty straight forward.

Plain and simple.

There is no legal cause or purpose in creating and maintaining a database of permit holders that flags them as “Persons of Interest”. A permit holder is following and obeying the law. Because of the background check required, the permit holder has been vetted as a person who can be trusted with carrying a concealed handgun.

It’s pretty obvious that Law Enforcement folks, in general, are paranoid and anti-gun.

Dudley Brown at Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) has listed the names and of Colorado Sheriffs that enter permit holders into the Criminal Database (CCIC) by county, and the number of permit holders already listed;

This information was provided to RMGO by the CBI on 3/09/07

County Offending Sheriff # in CCIC

Adams Doug Darr 1688

Alamosa Dave Strong 68

Archuleta Pete Gonzalez 606

Arapahoe Grayson Robinson 2873

Baca Steve Salzbrenner 1

Bent Gerry Oyen 13

Boulder Joseph Pelle 1307

Broomfield Tom Deland 258

Clear Creek Don Kruger 1

Crowley Miles Clark 16

Denver Chief Gary Whitman 1209

Delta Fred McKee 429

Dolores Jerry Martin 48

Eagle Joseph Hoy 141

Elbert William Frangis 18

Fremont James Beicker 611

Garfield Lou Vallario 5

Gilpin Bruce Hartman 70

Gunnison Rick Murdie 120

Hinsdale Ronald Bruce 67

Jefferson Ted Mink 3792

Kit Carson Ed Raps 62

Lake Ed Holte 51

La Plata Duke Schirard 861

Larimer Jim Alderden 3111

Lincoln Tom Nestor 5

Logan Brett Powell 85

Mesa Stan Hilkey 2181

Moffat Tim Jantz 123

Montezuma Gerald Wallace 457

Montrose Rick Dunlap 548

Otero Chris Johnson 67

Ouray Dominic Mattivi 32

Park Fred Wegener 409

Pitkin Bob Braudis 80

Prowers Jim Faull 39

Rio Blanco Si Woodruff 176

Rio Grande Brian Norton 5

San Juan Sue Kurtz 5

Teller Kevin Dougherty 697

Yuma Sam McCoy 63

Total 22398

If you live in any of the Colorado counties listed, and hold a Concealed Weapons Permit, you may be already in the CCIC.

If you have a permit and believe you should not be listed among convicted rapists, thieves, and murderers, as a person of interest, then you need to contact your county sheriff and let them know. You should also show them how you feel about it the next time you vote.

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
Edmund Burke (1729-97), Irish philosopher, statesman, letter, April 3, 1777, to the Sheriffs of Bristol

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
Thomas B. Reed (1839-1902), Speaker of the House, 51st, 54th and 55th U.S. Congresses, 1886

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Who Was the Real St. Patrick?

There are many legends and traditions associated with St. Patrick's Day. Who was the real St. Patrick?

St. Patrick was not actually Irish. He was born around 373 A.D. in the British Isles near the modern city of Dumbarton in Scotland. His real name was Maewyn Succat. He took the name Patrick, or Patricius, meaning "well-born" in Latin, after he became a priest.

During Patrick's boyhood, the Roman Empire was near collapse and too weak to defend its holdings in distant lands. Britain became easy prey for raiders, including those who crossed the Irish sea from the land known as Hibernia or Ireland. When Patrick was sixteen, he was seized by raiders and carried off to Ireland.

Most of what is known about St. Patrick comes from his own Confession, written in his old age. In his Confession he wrote about his capture:

As a youth, nay, almost as a boy not able to speak, I was taken captive... I was like a stone lying in the deep mire; and He that is mighty came and in His mercy lifted me up, and raised me aloft... And therefore I ought to cry out aloud and so also render something to the Lord for His great benefits here and in eternity-- benefits which the mind of men is unable to appraise.

After Patrick was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave by an Irish chieftain named Niall, he was sold to another chieftain in northern Ireland. Much of Patrick's time was spent alone on the slopes of Slemish Mountain, tending his master's flocks of sheep. During the long, lonely hours in the fields and hills of Ireland, Patrick found comfort in praying. In his Confession he wrote:

...every day I had to tend sheep, and many times a day I prayed-- the love of God and His fear came to me more and more, and my faith was strengthened. And my spirit was moved so that in a single day I would say as many as a hundred prayers, and almost as many in the night, and this even when I was staying in the woods and on the mountains;...and I felt no harm, and there was no sloth in me--as now I see, because the spirit within me was fervent.

Six years passed slowly by. Then in a dream, Patrick heard a voice saying, "Thy ship is ready for thee." This was God's way, he felt, of telling him to run away.

That night he fled. Assured God was leading him, Patrick plunged through the bogs and scaled the mountains which separated him from the sea. He escaped Ireland by ship, but God would call him back years later. Patrick had escaped his boyhood enslavement in Ireland only to hear the call of God as a man to return. He was being called on, he felt, to convert the Irish to Christianity. In his Confession Patrick wrote:

I saw a man named Victoricus, coming from Ireland with countless letters. He gave me one of them, and I read the opening words which were: The voice of the Irish ... I thought at the same moment I heard their voice: ' We beg you, young man, come and walk among us once more.'

And I was quite broken in heart, and could read no further, and so I woke up. Thanks be to God, after many years the Lord gave to them according to their cry.

...they call me most unmistakably with words which I heard but could not understand, except that...He spoke thus: 'He that has laid down His life for thee, it is He that speaketh in thee;' and so I awoke full of joy.

When Patrick began his mission about 430 A.D., Ireland was gripped by paganism. Idolatry prevailed and the Irish knew nothing of Jesus. Patrick decided to go first to the pagan chieftain or king who had enslaved him as a boy. Rather than be put to shame by a former slave, the king set fire to his house and threw himself into the flames.

Patrick then set out for Tara, the seat of the high king of Ireland. When Patrick arrived, Tara was filled with many local kings and druids who were attending the pagan feast of Beltine which coincided with Easter that year. Patrick encamped in the full view of the castle to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

On the eve of the festival it was the custom, upon penalty of death, that the high king should light the first bonfire before any others in the land. Patrick, however, had kindled a great fire which gleamed through the darkness. Patrick was summoned before the king. The confrontation which followed is as amazing as Elijah's victory over the prophets of Baal.

Patrick stood and called, May God arise and His enemies be scattered. Darkness fell on the camp. Confused guards began to attack one another. The ground shook and the next day, Easter, a broken king knelt before God's servant. This confrontation between Patrick's God and demonic forces marked the beginning of a thirty-year mission to Ireland.

Patrick traveled the roads and forded the rivers of Ireland for 30 years to see men and women "reborn in God" and come to know the Christ he loved so much. Patrick wrote in his Confession:

We ought to fish well and diligently, as our Lord exhorts. Hence, we spread our nets so that a great multitude and throng might be caught for God.

By the time of his death, Patrick had baptized tens of thousands and established hundreds of churches throughout Ireland. Danger and hardship remained his constant companions. Twice he was imprisoned, but he was not discouraged. He wrote in his Confession:

Daily I expect murder, fraud, or captivity, but I fear none of these things because of the promises of heaven. I have cast myself into the hands of God Almighty who rules everywhere.

Within a century this once pagan land became predominately Christian, possessing such a vigorous faith that Ireland in turn sent missionaries to Scotland, England, Germany and Belgium.

As an old man, Patrick looked back in awe:

Those who never had knowledge of God but worshipped idols...have now become...sons of God.

The old saint died in his beloved Ireland on March 17th, 460 AD. The land that once enslaved him, had now been set free.


Barth, Edna, Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of St. Patrick's Day Symbols, (New York: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1977).

The Confession of St. Patrick, Translated from Latin by Ludwig Bieler, from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Internet server, at Wheaton College.

Wilson, Dr. Ralph F., Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up?, from Christian Articles Archive Internet server.

Zimmerman, Martha, Celebrating the Christian Year, (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1993).

Note: One of the most popular legends attributed to Patrick is that he used the shamrock as a visual aid to teach the principle of the Trinity. This story cannot be verified. However, from his writings it is evident the doctrine of the Trinity was central in his teaching.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Symbol Of The Palestinians


Barack “Osama” Obama told a group of Iowa Democrats that "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people,” because of stalled peace efforts with Israel. Obama also told the Democrat party activists that he supports “relaxing restrictions” on aid to the Palestinian people.

He said there’s no doubt that the United States has a “huge strategic stake in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict.”

But I remember when we, the United States, assisted in developing a resolution where the Palestinians would receive 95 per cent of what they asked for. Then, true to form, the Palestinians stabbed Israel in the back, and increased their terrorist attacks.

Fact is, until the Palestinians, and the rest of the Muslim world recognizes Israel as a sovereign nation deserving of security and freedom from terrorism, their woes will continue. The problem of course, is that Hamas is such a powerful political force in the Palestinian government.

Hamas controls the Palestinian Authority and doesn’t recognize Israel’s sovereignty nor does it recognize Israel’s right to exist. The United States and many other countries have declared Hamas to be a terrorist organization. The United States imposed restrictions on aid to Palestinians when they elected Hamas to power.

Sorry, Barack, but the Palestinians are the very ones who voted Hamas into power.

The old adage, “you get the government you deserve” rings true here, as it was the Palestinians themselves who elected the terrorists into power. Things can only start to get better for the Palestinians when they suck it up, and start demonstrating responsibility for themselves.

They can begin by building a real government.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Illegal Aliens And The Crimes They Commit

"Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses, yearning to be free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."

“An illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced in Maryland to a 10-year term for impregnating the 12-year-old daughter of a family with whom he was living, with 8 1/2 years suspended by the judge.”

So starts a news report from

Twenty-one year old Noberto Vasquez-Fuentes, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced under a plea bargain that included a guilty plea to second-degree rape of a 12-year-old girl. He had sex with the girl on five occasions in September 2005.

So the illegal alien scum has to serve just 1 ½ years for raping a pre-teenage little girl.

Prosecutors said she became pregnant but did not give birth. They declined to say whether the girl had an abortion or miscarriage.

Vasquez-Fuentes attorney, Assistant Public Defender William Davis said "a cultural difference" may have kept his client from realizing his actions were wrong. "He did have feelings for her," Davis said

A cultural difference?

Does this mean that it’s okay to have sex with 12 year old girls in Mexico?

When the liberal American multi-culturalist pro-illegal alien advocates snootily tell us to “embrace the diversity” of the Mexican culture, is this what they mean?

Are we to embrace pedophilia?

Do we simply look the other way as Mexican illegals rape our children?

A previous report from May 31, 2006, stated that a researcher estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each.

The researcher is Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. She analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006. The cases included serial rapes, serial murders, child molestation and sexual homicides. All the crimes analyzed were committed by illegal aliens.

Schurman-Kauflin’s research showed that the sexual offenders were scattered in 36 different states, with the majority located in California, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, New York and Florida. These six states have the highest numbers of illegal immigrants.

Schurman-Kauflin concluded that based on a figure of approximately 12 million illegals, and that since the illegal alien population has a higher ratio of males than the general population on average, sex offenders among illegals make up a higher percentage than sex offenders in the general American population.

She said she arrived at the conservative estimate of 240,000 offenders using public records showing that about 2 per cent of illegals apprehended are sex offenders.

Schurman-Kauflin said; "This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day."

Let’s see that again, added together, this means that 105 sex offenders illegally come into our neighborhoods every day.


Schurman-Kauflin also pointed out that the 1,500 sex offenders in her study had a total of 5,999 victims, and each sex offender averaged four victims.

"This places the estimate for victimization numbers around 960,000 for the 88 months examined in this study," she said.

She broke down the 1,500 cases as:

* 525, or 35 percent, were child molestations

* 358, or 24 percent, were rapes

* 617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders

She also said; "In those instances, the illegal immigrants typically gained access to the victims after having worked as a day laborer at or near the victims' homes. Victims ranged in age from 1 year old to 13 years old, with the average age being 6."

She also said that in addition to the victims being raped, 6 percent were also mutilated.

Schurman-Kauflin also reported that;

"The crime scenes were very bloody, expressing intense, angry perpetrator personalities. Specifically, most victims were blitzed, rendered incapable of fighting back, and then raped and murdered. The most common method of killing was bludgeoning, followed by stabbing."

She said she found it especially disturbing that in 22 percent of all sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants, victims with physical and mental disabilities were targeted.

But still, the pro-illegal alien advocates keep turning a blind eye to numbers and facts like the ones presented here by Schurman-Kauflin. And they keep repeating the mantra of how valuable the “undocumented workers” are to our economy.

And President George W. Bush is just as guilty as the Democrats.

So, where do these sex offenders come from?

According to the study, the highest number came from Mexico with El Salvador coming in second. The rest came from Brazil, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Vietnam.

The study also showed that nearly 63 per cent had been deported on other offenses prior to committing a sex crime. These offenses included Driving Under the Influence, assaults and drug related crimes. The offenders had spent an average of 3 years committing these crimes prior to the sex offenses.

Schurman-Kauflin concluded that illegal aliens gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. "Those who were deported simply returned illegally again," she said.

She pointed out that only 2 percent of the offenders in the study had no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally.

"There is a clear pattern of criminal escalation," she said.


Dr. Schurman-Kauflin has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Forensic Science, and is an expert criminal profiler who has studied and investigated serial killers for over 20 years. At the request of police agencies around the world, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin has profiled serial murders, aberrant sex crimes, sadistic murders, serial rapes, stalking, abductions, and other unusual cases. She also provides specialized training on Criminal Profiling to police agencies throughout the US.