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WEDNESDAY - July 23, 2014
Hello again from the West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic Right Wing Conspiratorial Fossil Fuel Burning Four Wheel Drive SUV Owners.
According to several of the Webster's New World Dictionaries here is the definition of "surprise":
SURPRISE - to come upon unexpectedly;  to amaze;   to astonish;  to take unawares;  to catch off one's guard;   to shock;   to  stun
I think we all pretty much understand that the word "SURPRISE" indicates something UNEXPECTED.
OK.   President Barack Hussein Obama, who is also according to the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Marxists the world's most articulate and intelligent human, decides to cut back on our military with plans to reduce the number of military personnel to pre-World War II  levels.   And of course he and his merry band of incompetents  announce this for all the world to see and hear.   Then just as soon as this announcement is made, other countries who do not have our best interests at heart decide that they can begin to behave in a manner which heretofore has been unacceptable.
The Obama Administration announces that these actions come as a complete "SURPRISE" to them.

QUESTION:  Why are they or anyone else SURPRISED that this is happening?
As a part of reducing our military presence worldwide, President Barack Hussein Obama orders a complete withdrawal of troops from Iraq.   Then almost immediately a group of Sharia supporting Muslims known as either ISIL or ISIS, take your pick, have moved in and are in the process of taking over the country of Iraq in order to form a CALIPHATE which  is a MUSLIM  STATE and is totally dedicated to complete domination and conversion of everyone to Sharia Muslim beliefs.  Oh, there is another choice... either convert or DIE.   People have been warning of this type of activity for years BUT our Incompetent Administration either:
A.  Did not believe it
B.   Do not care
According to incompetent spokespersons for the incompetent Obama Administration... this came as a complete SURPRISE to them.
QUESTION:  Why are they or anyone else SURPRISED that this is happening?
Immediately after these idiotic announcements of the idiotic cuts in manpower and equipment for our U.S. Military,  the Crimean region of the Ukraine suddenly decides that they want to be a part of RUSSIA once more.  And of course, Russia is backing them all the way since the Russian leadership realizes that there is certainly no danger of the United States coming to the aid of Ukraine, or for that matter anyone else.  Not only did Barack Hussein Obama not furnish equipment to Ukraine, he instead went on a series of "Fund Raisers".
Once again our band of merry incompetents announce that this sudden move by Russia and Crimea came as a bit of a SURPRISE.
QUESTION:  Why are they or anyone else SURPRISED  at  this happening?
Now let us go down to our own Southern border with Mexico.  Obama and Homeland Security have been cutting resources to the Border Patrol and have further been preparing for a huge influx of illegal aliens, many of whom are children, from Central American Countries.  According to even some liberal news sources, the Obama Administration has been preparing for this for almost a year.
Yet, when the thousands do show up on the US/Mexico border and enter the country ILLEGALLY, they cannot be handled as if they were an ILLEGAL  ALIEN from Mexico. Nope, under the administration of George W. Bush there was an addition to our already unenforced Immigration Laws making it illegal to immediately  deport these Illegal Aliens from countries other than Mexico (OTM-Other Than Mexican as they are referred to).
When this glut of ILLEGAL  ALIENS invades our borders BY  THE  THOUSANDS, we also learn that they are being assisted across the Republic of Mexico by the DRUG CARTELS,  with the approval of the Mexican Federal Government.
But according to the Criminal Administration headed by Barack Hussein Obama,  this invasion of ILLEGAL ALIEN CHILDREN came as a complete SURPRISE to them.
QUESTION:  Why are they or anyone else SURPRISED at this happening?
Now let's look at Israel and Gaza for a moment.  Now as I understand,  the Palestinians under the capable leadership of Hamas, began firing rockets from Gaza into Israel a couple of weeks back.  Now these missiles were aimed at the Israeli population in general and no regard was given to civilian casualties.  Of course, Israel was able to intercept a large number of these missiles but a few have made it through and have killed some civilians.
So, after warning the Palestinian population, Israel began to shoot back with artillery and also have sent ground troops and armor into Gaza in an effort to destroy the missile sites and even after the warnings, civilians were not permitted ,BY  HAMAS, to leave the dangerous areas.  In other words, the Palestinians are using civilian population which includes women and children to shield their arms and rockets.  SO, in my opinion, the Palestinian civilian casualties are the fault of HAMAS and not Israel.
AH, but our brilliant and articulate President felt it necessary to caution Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attempt to minimize civilian casualties.  Of course I also heard Prime Minister Netanyahu say that he did not need U.S. approval to defend his country.
QUESTION:  Why should it SURPRISE any of us that Barack Hussein Obama along with John Kerry  seem to be leaning toward the Palestinians rather than our only real ally in the Middle East?
QUESTION:  Doesn't it strike you as a bit unusual that members of the U.S. Customs;   U.S. Border Patrol;  County Sheriffs of ALL the border states;  DEA;  FBI  have identified  the ILLEGAL ALIEN problem for many years but the national politicians have refused to do their jobs?   There DOES  NOT  need to be some huge overhaul of the current Immigration Laws.  They just need to be enforced AND those ILLEGAL  ALIENS who come into the United States and commit crimes should go to jail for sentences commensurate with the crimes which they committed.
I realize that many of the elected officials at the national level have served in the U.S. Military.  And I realize that some have been Prisoners of War during various conflicts.  And I am sorry that they had to suffer that fate.   BUT,  that does not excuse them for NOT  DOING  THEIR  JOBS.  Apparently the American voters in a few states have about had it with incumbents and are replacing them with some new blood.

QUESTION:  Isn't this a good thing?  Don't we all need to be looking at people who are only interested in their own re-election?   Why should REPLACING  CAREER   POLITICIANS   WITH  SOME  NEW  FACES  WHO MIGHT DO SOME GOOD  NOT  BE  THE  GOAL  OF  EVERY  AMERICAN  VOTER?

It's damn sure mine.
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"A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy.  There may be laws on the book,  but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose."........... THOMAS SOWELL
"When we do not control our own borders, we have no way of knowing how many of those coming across those borders are criminals or even terrorists.".......................... THOMAS SOWELL
"Willful ignorance is not the way to make immigration decisions or any other decisions.  Yet the Obama administration is keeping secret even where they are dumping illegal immigrants by the thousands, in communities far from the border states.... Looking before we leap is not racism -- except in the sense that anything the Obama administration doesn't like is subject to being called racist.".............  THOMAS  SOWELL
"A muttonhead, after an education at West Point -- or Harvard -- is a muttonhead still."...... THEODORE  ROOSEVELT
"An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!.... Sir, we are not weak if we make  a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power....  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.   There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us....   Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
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This week there have been a couple of deaths of a couple of reasonably famous people.  The first being actor, James Garner.  I can remember seeing James Garner as supporting actor in a few old Randolph Scott Westerns.  I think he made some light comedy movies with Doris Day (whom I really enjoyed) and of course was the lead actor in the TV Western, Maverick.  He made some decent war movies and I watched one before his death was announced.  I believe the title was "Thirty Six Hours" when he was captured by the Germans and they made him think that he was older and that America had won the war and he was suffering from amnesia.  The German doctor was trying to revive his memory and the whole idea was to learn the date and location of the Allied Invasion of Europe.  A bit far fetched idea but a really good cast and good movie.  I think the last movie I saw him in was with Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones where they were old astronauts called out of retirement.  Anyway, I liked most of Mr. Garner's movies and was sorry to see him go.

Then, early this morning while I was going over the (Sub) Standard Times I read where former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse had died of heart failure.  He was only 64 years old.   I remember him first at the University of Houston where he was an outstanding running back.  I got to watch him play for Houston for his three Varsity years.   Then I was happy when he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.  Of course during his time with the Cowboys, they also had running backs Calvin Hill followed by Tony Dorsett.  With threats like that, Robert took on more the role of a lead blocker.   And if you watched some of the really good runs made by Dorsett you would find that Robert Newhouse had unjointed some defender in order for Dorsett to get loose.  He still did a good job of running with the ball and was an excellent receiver out of the backfield.  But he was a complete football player and from all accounts a really decent person.  I know that he was also a good basketball player as he played with the Cowboys traveling basketball team during the off season.  They came to Hobbs, NM one year and played some local all stars.  The Cowboys had a good basketball team and some really great athletes.  They always said that Robert Newhouse had 44 inch thighs.  I thought that might be an exaggeration but when I got a close look at him in shorts, I was a believer.  Earl Campbell was the only other human I ever saw who had those kind of thighs.

HOWEVER, that particular year, during the early summer and old Hobbs kid came home to visit his family.  His name was Jeff Taylor.  And Jeff Taylor was perhaps the best high school basketball player I ever saw.... and I have seen a bunch.   Anyway Jeff Taylor was on fire that night and in the 4th quarter with the Hobbs team way ahead, Taylor was sitting on the bench and one of the Hobbs players ran out of gas and Jeff Taylor got up to come in as a substitute.  Robert Newhouse saw who was coming in and ran over and picked Jeff up and carried him over to the Hobbs bench and  laughed and said that the Cowboys had seen way enough of him on that evening.   After the game, every single Cowboy player went up and talked with Jeff.  Jeff Taylor was at that time playing professional basketball in Europe for one of the Italian teams, I believe.   He played in college at Texas Tech and I believe played one year with San Antonio... but I could be wrong on the NBA  team.  Anyway it was a fun night and Robert Newhouse showed that nigh as he did his entire professional career that he was a class act
I have come to the point where I cannot even stand to watch some of these incumbent bozos when they are guests on one of the FOX News programs.  HOWEVER, I still am in strong support of:

I cannot remember which Primary Runoff it was but the underdog Republican beat the politician.  Always glad to see that.
See Y'all next week