Saturday, July 28, 2007


That's going to be pretty tough. Especially if our government insists on punishing any one that uses a gun to do so. And not just any one ... our own border patrol agents! They are given weapons for a reason. But when they use them against Mexican drug smugglers, this calls for time in jail. Here's the story.

Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were border patrol agents. They are now serving 11- and 12-year sentences respectively. Why? For shooting and wounding a Mexican trying to escape after failing to smuggle 743 pounds of marijuana across the border.

They are now sitting in jail. Their longest sentence is for "discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence," a violation of section 924(c)(1)(a) of the U.S. Code. The minimum is a ten year prison sentence. The "crime of violence," by the way, is drug smuggling.

But there's a catch. Simply discharging a firearm near a violent crime is not illegal. It is merely a factor used in sentencing. There is a lot of legal jargon involved. But basically these guys couldn't use their guns if the Mexican was only committing a drug crime because they are Border Agents and can only use their weapons to prevent border crossing.

Does that make any sense? Well, what the hell. We are talking about government here, aren't we?

Monday, July 09, 2007


Just when we thought she was out of the public spotlight forever – yeah, that lasted long – Cindy Sheehan rears her somewhat-empty, anti-American head again. She's still on Bush's case, but she wants to reach him via good 'ole Nancy Pelosi.

Cindy says that if Nancy does not move to impeach Bush, she herself is going to run for her seat in Congress. Wouldn't you just love to see that add campaign? Endorsements from Hugo Chavez ... Jane Fonda ... and fellow travelers from around the world. If Nancy does what she is told, then Cindy said she will shut up and go overseas to do humanitarian work ... where I assume she will be joining Jimmy Carter in his ongoing effort to make statements which undermine America while in foreign countries.

The fact that this woman has any control over politicians or politics is just astounding. Hopefully the aging hollow-eyed hippie from Haight-Ashbury is laughing in her Cheerios.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


This time it happened in Columbia, Tennessee. Juan Villa has been in the Maury County jail 11 times. Charges? Let’s see ….. assault, public intoxication, driving without a license, contempt of court .. .the usual stuff. Eleven times since 2001.

Juan’s last visit to the local hoosegow ended last Friday at about 9:45 p.m. Less than three hours later, just after midnight, Juan celebrated his freedom (a friend bailed him out) by raping a 15-year-old girl.

You know where this is going, don’t you? Yup … you got it. Juan is most likely an illegal alien. Yeah .. the county authorities had notified the feds, but the feds were just too busy to do anything right away. They said they would deal with Juan later. Trouble is, Juan dealt with the 15-year-old before the feds could deal with him.

Well see how long Juan stays in jail this time. In the meantime, local illegal immigration advocates are voicing their concern. No .. not about Juan raping this girl, but about the fact that the Maury County Sheriff’s Department has detained about 80 illegal aliens since May. They’re yelling racial profiling.

And so it goes. The endless story.