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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The spectacle and deception at the DemonRat Convention

In the first nights of the convention we beheld the spectacle of deceptive speeches by such leftists as Michelle Obama, Mark Warner, Bill and Hill and others who made big speeches about how America will be Utopia on earth when they control the congress the senate and the white house and that everything wrong with America is the fault of George W Bush and the republican party. When Clinton ran things things were smooth, then the minute Bush took office everything went to hell.

We at MainestateGop were also nearly sucked into the brouhaha of bashing Bush and praising Democrat values, the talk of standing up for the little guy, how the past eight years favored a privileged few while screwing everyone else and that when they take over everything will be all better again. Thank God for the Internet, real history, the Bible and great forums, blogs and spokespersons like Little Green footballs, JTF, Liberty Post, Free Republic, ETC for keeping us anchored to the real world, grim as the truth is yet still rational and sensible.

The Democrats tried so hard to present their side yet I am reminded of similar elections in America and elsewhere that tried that and in they end they blew up. This is how I see things happening in the US in 2008 if God willing The GOP can connect to the voters and get the message on what's really happening there is still a good opportunity to win over Obama.

Examining some of the the ridiculous speeches at the DNC2008, we see once again that Democrats are attempting to take all the credit for good times while making conservatives and libertarians like ourselves scapegoats for the bad times. Every time a republican is in charge, there is war, poverty, homelessness, higher costs and foreclosures while Democrats give us jobs, homes, and nice things. The younger generations, many of us included are a little oblivious about back in the day (though some of us can be thankful for that.) when Jimmy Carter and a Rat controlled senate and congress screwed everything up.

When Jimmy Carter ran the country, we ended up with double digit unemployment and inflation while we also facing a credit and energy crisis that far dwarfs the one we are facing now. We may have higher prices for gas but at least you don't have to wait an hour in a long line for the pump. We blame Reagan for what happened but forget that he inherited all that from Carter. Yet when he left office eight years later, we had left that behind and more Americans were working and earning more. The only reason we had a recession in 1992 was because Big Bush lied to everyone and raised taxes. Do keep that in mind by the way when examining Obama's economic plan of raising taxes. If it didn't work when Daddy Bush was in office don't expect the same to happen when we have Obama.

Also when thinking about the current slow down, remember that its because Bush's tax cuts are about to go under.

What about the boom we had under Clinton? Well we also had a Republican congress and Senate that cut spending and passed surplus bills. We also had welfare reform which though may not have been perfect and fair did put many Americans back into the work force that otherwise would not be there. Of course just before Clinton left office, he began to put in place several business and environmental regulations that did lead the way and would still be choking the life out of our economy were it not for Bush. The recession we had if you want to call it that began under Clinton and ended after Bush won control. Also look at what has happened to states that have Democrat governors and legislatures. While Bush was giving us a much needed federal tax cut (And NOOOO! It did not favor only the rich!) Demonrats were raising our taxes on the state levels, driving our jobs to red states or worse over to China. Also the blue states passed new regulations against businesses especially small business.

The other thing we must point out is that it is not just what happened in the past three decades but the past century that put us in the straits we are in now. Democrats such as Woodrow Wilson gave us the Federal reserve that has lead to why we have recessions and depressions and then there was Franklin Delenor Roosevelt who gave the the new deal which exacerbated the depression and lead us down the slippery and destructive slope of bigger and more tyrannical government. Those two factors, The Fed and the New Deal gave us recesions, government waste and welfare fraud. Let's not also forget Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty. Most people will not tell you this but when this ridiculous program was being discussed the poverty rate was already in decline. Ever since its been going up and more and more people are on the rolls. Thanks Democrats! Now what's our exit strategy?

Those big corporations that they complain about and that still shill out money to the Dems have a reason for doing so. Their communist policies have destroyed small businesses. To big companies its less competition, less investing of profits into newer and cheaper products and innovations. Democrat support for less restrictions on immigration and the fact that so many laid off Americans are having to compete for jobs has also given way for big companies to reduce wages of workers. Democrats have once again hurt those they claim to help while giving it up to BIG BUSINESS!

One other thing while were on the subject of rich white people, does anyone like to know who is the big force behind the ban on offshore drilling? Rich coastal property owners. Pelosi wants to shill the poor out of what little they have for rich bay area liberals who have more concern about a nice ocean view than poor people and minorites paying big at the pump. Seems to me if the Dems want to wage class warfare, more of us should jump in and point out that rich leftists not right wing nut jobs are to blame. I recall a few years ago, talk show host Bob Morey claimed that we should also call the liberals names like they do such as intolerant bigots for allowing Muslims to pray in school while forbidding the Bible. Of course I believe that should only be done sparingly, but they are intolerant and they are waging class warfare.

As also expected race became an issue. The Democrats were hailed as the champions of civil rights. Just goes to show if you tell a lie long enough, it becomes truth. That is not the case. Bruce Bartlett, writer of the book Wrong on Race shows that the Democrats are the champions of racism and that it was the republicans that broke the chains of slavery, Jim Crow and Segregation. In 2000 we had the opportunity to elect Ambassador Alan Keyes to the presidency, but the Dems were no where to be found. Let's not also forget that illegal immigration constitutes 40% of black unemployment, that compulsive and useless government education and unjust restrictions on business have also taken its toll on people of all races.

Thank to the Democrats and the RINOS we will continue to suffer. Born into poverty? We wont let you pull yourself up out of your bootstraps, we will make you depend on the government. In fact the government will take away your boots and give it to a lazy bum. Lost your job? Get on the welfare train and dont work. Want to work? Too bad. Lost your home? Were more concerned about homes for spotted owls than yours, but in the meantime just head on down to the local shelter full of criminals, thieves and nut jobs and get in line for welfare. Strugling with your business? You need to fill our all these forms and jump through hoops first not to mention pay for taxes and fees which will go to lazy parasites and government workers. Government knows best after all. Are you a hard working American? Are you sick and tired of being screwed? Do you desire to return to the values that the founding fathers wanted? Your on your own.

Before closing I wish to point out that Democrats not the only ones to blame. The Republican party has drifted from its base and from its values. We had them for over twelve years and in that time, we still have abortion, big government, high taxes, broken borders, political correctness and corruption. Electing John McCain probably wont make a difference. Obama should get together with him in the twin cities because they are after all... The same! Our biggest concern should be electing conservative senators who will block the appointment of anti constitution anti freedom justices and confirming justices that stand up for what the constitution says literally not what they think it should say or what other countries say. Also society itself is to blame. Long ago, private charities, churches and synagogues cared for the poor and the sick, now government does it. Long ago, Americans were self sufficient, moral and hard working, now we are dependent on the government for so called cradle to grave security and we are more concerned about personal needs and being affluent than the needs of others. We are no longer our brother's keeper. That is why we elect the politicians we have and why we are slowly losing freedom. In a future article we will examine that silent majority and the need for Americans to awake from their slumber to make the world a free place again.

In conclusion it is because of the Democrats and their RINO allies not the republicans that we are in the crisis we are in now. It is time for conservatives to either take back the party or found a third party to send a message to Washington. It is also time to get out in the streets and on the world wide web to perform activism and education and make sacrifices needed to take back our nation. America can succeed in this endeavour if it tries. We can keep on fighting and it is certain we will win.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Somali refugees in Maine

Awhile back I got an email from one of my readers who asked if I would write about the Somali Refugees of Lewiston Maine. In the late nineties the Somalis came to our state in search of services. Before that most of them had been relegated to Big cities such as New York and Boston. A larger concentration lived in Atlanta. They were unhappy with raising their families in neighborhoods with high crime rates and where hip hop culture turned other African Americans to immorality.

In Somali culture, they would send scouts to find fertile land to raise cattle and sheep. Instead in the US, the scouts went searching for small safe cities where they could raise their families in peace. That and with the help of the Internet, the Somalis chose the city of Lewiston Maine. Lewiston, though a former mill town attracted the Somalis with its many myriad of social programs and with its small safe community attracted the Somalis. Word reached as far as Kenya about Lewiston's good schools, cheap housing, its programs, its low crime and thousands of them immigrated.

At first the Somalis were welcomed into the community. The addition of them made The town almost similar to Lagos, Nairobi or Mecca. But problems began to unfold. Lewiston's social network was unable to handle the massive influx of refugees. The people began to complain that they would take away jobs and housing. Many people complained of being evicted from public housing to make way for the refugees. Also it had a negative impact on taxes. Maine is one of the most tax burdened states in the nation, just behind New York and New Jersey. Lewiston soon had one of the highest property taxes in the state. Many residents including the mayor began to protest and urged the Somalis to move on. Of course leftist moonbats in Maine also protested citing that those who opposed them were all racists. To make matters worse, Matt Hale's World Church of the creator, which had chapters in Presque Isle and Portland came to roost along with members of the Aryan Nations which had it's eastern headquarters in Hampton Beach New Hampshire, causing concerned citizens to shy away.
The September 11th attacks also didn't help. Since most were Muslim, suspicion grew on the community and in 2006 a frozen pigs head was thrown into their mosque.

One thing that didn't come true, the Somalis did not take any jobs away. Because of Maine's socialist economy, there were not enough and almost all of them had no education whatsoever. Nearly all of them were unemployed. Most of them receive money from the federal and state government anyway. With this the Somalis with the help of other social workers encouraged and aided them to move to other communities in Maine as well as New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Several refugees moved to Portland Maine which had a small Arab Islamic community there. Others went to Portsmouth, Manchester, Boston and Salem. In 2006 it was reported that more than half the Somalis were still unemployed. Complements of Governor Chrome dome and Maine's socialist government.

Crime has also not been a problem either, unlike Most Muslim Brothers, the Somalis take to heart Mohammed's warnings about how thieves, murderers, adulterers and rapists would burn in the fires of Allah. Very few Somalis have been involved in crime in Lewiston.

Today the Somalis have still struggled to assimilate into their new homes and become productive members of their communities. The fact that Maine has the 3rd worst economy in the nation and is the second poorest state in the country does not help matters either. If Somalis were encouraged to do more to learn basic skills, and move to communities out west where jobs were plentiful there could be hope for them. Local non profit and Christian missions are also helpful for the Somalis as well and have done a better job than government programs.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Voting: A right or responsibility

A week ago I was at McDonald's ordering lunch. It was very busy and there was a large crowd present. I ordered the food and waited around for a few minutes. While I was doing so, a manager and another crewmemeber were getting ready to put the flags up on the pole. The manager showed him how to fold the flags up and they folded up old glory into a nice triangle with loving and patriotic care. While they were folding the McDonald's flag, a funny looking woman in her thirties with two tots in a carriage walked up to the counter where the US flag was and exclaimed in a squeaky and stupid voice, "Oh! That lookth jutht like the flag they give to famlieth of veteranth after Bush sendth them to die in Iraq and take away their benefits!"

Everyone nearby looked at her for awhile and then paid no attention to her. I began to ask myself, just where is the father of her kids and what does she do for a living anyway? From what I gather this dingbat is another one of Maine's many welfare recipients who can't amount to anything and are either too poor or too stupid to leave to get a better job and instead cancel out my vote and suck on the tit of Maine's enormous government. This woman was completely ignorant that the reason we are scaling back veterans benefits is to make way for massive social programs for lazy bums and housing projects filth like her who are idiots. I started to imagine just how the kids are going to grow up and cancel out the votes of my own children as well.

With that in mind I began to lay out the plans for this essay and thought, its time we go back to making voting a responsibility and a privilege rather than a right. One of my writers pointed out an 18th century quote from an English gentleman he overheard on a PBS TV show that also sums it up:

Give stinking morons like him the vote and we'll all be back to worshiping druids, death by stoning and eating dung for dinner.

Stinking moron: I'm eating dung for dinner tonight actually.

Jokes aside there is some meaning in this. If we continue to allow people who are uneducated, immoral lazy byproducts of government schooling, secular humanism and pop culture to vote, we will be going bankrupt and have less freedom than we have now. Its already happening. The politicians and judges we elect share the same sentiments as the people before mentioned.

Long ago in America the founding fathers, men from different backgrounds were political and philosophical geniuses who recognized the necessities of religion, morality and responsibility and freedom against tyranny and dependence on government. They did little to debate on who should be eligible to choose their leaders. There were certain regulations such as the poll tax and literacy tests but it was found that they were biased towards certain groups and they didn't last. One of my friends pointed out debates on other blogs that only those who pay taxes who are not mentally incompetent or of certain privilege be allowed to vote but also pointed out that Pelosi and Obama could use that to make conservatives ineligible to vote and take over the courts, the congress, the senate and oval office and drive this country to the ground. Just keep raising taxes and have the American psychiatric Association define conservatism, defenders of the constitution and opponents of large government and taxes to be a mental disorder and that's that.

There is naturally a better way to sort it out. Sensible solid criteria that can be given out to filter out those who are moral, educated and responsible from those who are corrupt, immoral and ignorant regardless whether they are rich and poor.

First of all, recipients of welfare, and government subsidies as well as certain people who work for the government should be excluded. If you are a single mother with 12 bastards living in public housing, you should not get to vote. Get a job, a husband, get your act together, and put some of your brats up for adoption then you can vote. If you are a business executive, CEO, manager, or employee of a company that receives subsidies, no vote. Get your act together, plow more of your profits into your companies and hire more workers, create more innovations and then you can vote again. If you are a case manager, bureaucrat, agent or politician, no votes for you. You can keep your job and work for the taxpayers, or you can get a new job and vote again.

This should also apply to others on the government payroll. Police officers, Firemen, doctors, teachers, public defenders, judges, District attorneys ETC. You are receiving taxpayer money to do a job for we the people. You are receiving funds from our hard work. We don't trust you to vote for politicians who will give you a raise while our cities and communities are in the pits. We the people will decide if you deserve a raise.

The only exception I believe to this rule is the military. These men and women are doing more than receiving money they are putting their lives on the line to stay free. We don't want uneducated lazy parasites taking from defense to fund their laziness.

Second of all people who are ignorant of facts should not be allowed to vote. I recall Sean Hannity interviewing college kids in Marxist universities who don't know a damn thing about how the world works. They know nothing about history, they don't even know what happened on December 7th or what the constitution says. They do believe that socialism is best, that 80% of the wealthiest Americans (Or for that matter anyone who works) Should be taxed redistributed to those who won't work, they believe that no one should be allowed to protest or publish without government approval, they believe religion is a mental disorder and that anyone who does not agree with them in even the tiniest way is a racist sexist fascist Nazi who should be put to death.

People from other countries such as Mexico, Brazil, China, the Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Japan, Algeria, Yemen, Portugal, Britain and Togo land and who become citizens are required to know, and many of these people go on to becoming outstanding citizens in the community. Meanwhile our own children grow up stupid, lazy and the most they can land is cleaning up puke, flipping burgers and mopping aisles. These kids who work retail use cash registers that tally up numbers for them since they are too stupid to count add and subtract, paid for by us thanks to Public school. Yet they get to vote for idiots who ruin our nation.

There should be a test given before anyone can register to vote. The test will be a sensible one, multiple choice. You need to know about how the government works, how our constitution works, why we have the freedom we have ETC. People who support gun control, speech codes, protest zoning, socialism, compulsory public schooling won't be eligible. When they get educated, when they learn to be wiser, then they can vote.

Third, Individuals part of organizations that are openly hostile to our way of life such as the Communist party, the Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, Islamic Jihad, Christian reconstructionists, La Raza, Mecha and other trash should also not get to vote. Instead they should be considered dangerous individuals and a threat to freedom. There is a way to differentiate between which group is not of that criteria. Keep in mind I'm talking people who are openly hostile to us and our way of doing things. I'm not talking people who show some leftist views that some people disagree with like Food not bombs or the council of conservative citizens or some other nutcase groups. Were talking people who openly hate us and preach for our destruction. In the olden days communists and other people couldn't vote or work in government. We should go back to that.

Fourth people who commit certain crimes should not be permited to vote. People who are dishonest, who are unscrupulous and who harm innocent people should be barred for a long period or for the rest of their lives. A lot of felons don't want law abiding citizens to be armed or to be protected by the law. The reason criminals have more rights is because we let them vote for evil people who want to "understand them" or "have sympathy for them."

I read some other suggestions that people diagnosed with certain mental disorders or who come from certain backgrounds also should not be eligible. We at MainestateGop are against Psychiatry since it is a leftist junk science that supports eugenics and contributes to holocausts and great acts of injustice. The left can use it to declare libertarians, conservatives and others of being mentally incompetent and take over. We should not be concerned if someone appears to be unusual or comes from a certain background. If he or she is responsible and knows how the system works, they can vote.

Please keep in mind this is not totally full proof. We planned this out to be fair and decent in allowing those who are qualified to vote without allowing for loopholes for evil to use to take away someones freedom. But if we did use this, we would have better people in office, less taxes, more freedom and more jobs while people like the stupid woman I mentioned would be staying in their public housing on election day fuming about Ronnie McBushitler, complaining that America is the worst place in the world, and how people of different races and backgrounds are of Satan.

Monday, August 18, 2008

40 reasons to own firearms

And while were on the subject, here are 40 reasons to own firearms. From Old dead men:

1) "The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference; they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
~ George Washington.

2) "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
~ Alexander Hamilton.

3) "Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property."
~ Thomas Paine.

4) "Americans need not fear the federal government because they enjoy the advantage of being armed, which you possess over the people of almost every other nation."
~ James Madison.

5) "Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."
~ Thomas Jefferson.

6) "The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun."
~ Patrick Henry.

7) "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes"
~ Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria.

8) "To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
~ George Mason.

9) "The said Constitution be never construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
~ Samuel Adams.

10) "But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."
~ Hubert Humphrey.

11) "I carried it (a revolver) religiously and during the summer I asked a friend, a man who had been one of Franklin's bodyguards in New York State, to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun."
~ Eleanore Roosevelt.

12) "By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia', the 'security' of the nation, and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms', our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important."
~ John F. Kennedy.

13) "Mightn't it be better in those areas of high crime to arm the homeowner and the shopkeeper, teach him how to use his weapons and put the word out to the underworld that it is no longer totally safe to rob and murder? One wonders indeed if the rising crime rate isn't due as much as anything to the criminal's instinctive knowledge that the average victim no longer has any means of protection. No one knows how many crimes are committed because the criminal knows he has a soft touch. No one knows how many stores have been left alone because the criminals knew them to be guarded by a man with a gun."
~ Ronald Reagan.

I Own Firearms Because History Says I Should:
13) 1911: Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

14) 1929: Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 40-60 million citizens, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated or starved to death.

15) 1935: China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

16) 1938: Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, Catholics and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

17) 1956: Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated."

18) 1964: Guatemala established gun control. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

19) 1966-1976: China still has gun control. Another 50-100 million civilians, unable to defend themselves, were killed in Mao Tse Tung's "Cultural Revolution".

20) 1970: Uganda established gun control. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

21) 1990s: Rwanda established gun control. In a span of 100 days in April 1994, 800,000 people who were unable to defend themselves were massacred to death - most by machetes. How many dead, hacked-up bodies do you think were found holding a loaded gun? (answer is less than one)

22) 1992: Los Angeles California, USA. For three days police stood by and watched, unable to stop the rioting, arson and destruction of whole neighborhoods. Yet many Korean stores were virtually untouched - protected by their well-armed storeowners who exercised their right to self-defense through their right to keep and bear arms and who did for themselves what the police were unwilling or unable to do.

23) Late 1990s: Great Britain established total gun control. Robberies, burglaries and assaults have skyrocketted making London's violent crime rate now higher than anywhere in America.

24) 2005: New Orleans hit by hurricane. Widespread catastrophe, no law enforcement across most of the city for weeks. Some citizens protected themselves with firearms - until NOLA police began forcefully confiscating them "for their own protection", leaving even the elderly unable to defend themselves against roving gangs of looters.

25) "Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."
~ Heinrich Himmler.

I Own Firearms Because It Is My God-Given Right To Self-Defense:
26) "If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed."
~ Exodus 22:2

27) "...he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one."
~ Luke 22:36

28) "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace."
~ Luke 11:21

29) "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
~ Declaration of Independance.

I Own Firearms Because I Have Common Sense:
30) The second amendment is not dependant on the most recent crime statistics - nor is my right to own a gun contingent on what criminals do.

31) 2 million times a year, private citizens successfully use firearms to defend themselves.

32) Criminals fear victims holding guns, not victims holding phones.

I Own Firearms Because There Are Those With Power Who, If Given The Chance, Would Force Me To Relinquish Them:

33) "Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of Americans to feel safe."
~ Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-CA.

34) "We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!"
~ Rep. (now Senator) Charles Schumer D-NY.

35) "Senator Ashcroft is so far out of the mainstream that he has said that citizens need to be armed in order to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. Our government? Tyrannical?"
~ Sen. Ted Kennedy D-MA, at John Ashcroft's Senate confirmation hearing, 2001.

36) "The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
~ Sarah Brady.

37) "Banning guns is an idea whose time has come."
~ Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE.

38) "I don't believe that everybody in America needs to be able to buy a semi-automatic or fully-automatic weapon, built only for the purpose of killing people, in order to protect the right of Americans to hunt and practice marksmanship and to be secure."
~ Bill Clinton.

39) "I don't care about crime. I just want to get the guns."
~ Former Senator Howard Metzenbaum, D-OH during Brady Bill debates.

40) "If someone is so fearful that, that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have these weapons at all!"
~ Rep. Henry Waxman, D-NY, 5/2001 MSNBC report on .50BMG rifles.

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Firearms Refresher course

With all the talk about gun control in the news I thought it was time for a firearms refresher course.

a. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

b. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

c. Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.

d. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

e. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

f. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

g. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

h. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.

i. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

j. The United States Constitution ) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

k. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand ?

l. The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.

m. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

n. Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.

o. Know guns, know peace and safety. No guns, no peace nor safety.

p. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

q. 911 - government sponsored Dial a Prayer.

r. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

s. Criminals love gun control - it makes their jobs safer.

t. If Guns cause Crime, then Matches cause Arson.

u. Only a government that is afraid of it's citizens try to control them.

v. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

w. Enforce the "gun control laws" we have, don't make more.

x. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

y. The American Revolution would never have happened with Gun Control.

z. "...a government by the people, for the people..."

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Maine liberals: Save the planet! Screw the Poor!

Maine is notorious for having one of the strongest environmental regulations on the planet. Mainers care more about rats birds bugs weeds and puddles than they do about unemployment, poverty, budget deficits and homelessness. Maybe that's way the later four are so common in Maine. Similarly in states like California where citizens and its agriculture must suffer a drought to protect a bunch of sucker fish or in Florida where a big swamp matters more than new jobs or agriculture the welfare and rights of human beings are compromised along with their jobs and homes to protect useless dumb animals as well as plants and filthy swamps.

Maine is rural and full of forests and swamps that could be cleared away for economic development yet the envirowhackjobs obstruct us from using our own land and resources. Its not just Maine, other states are prevented from using their own land and resources because the EPA says its bad for the environment and if that means some people maybe children are going to starve to death, freeze to death or have no job or home, so be it.

3 years ago in the city of Ellsworth Maine in Hancock county, the second poorest county in the state, a dispute between fed up unemployed Mainers and a new retailers and leftist envirowhackjobs developed over a plot of land on a very small wetland. In fact its not even a wetland, its a small puddle full of reeds and leeches adjacent to the freeway to Machias and Millbridge. Its polluted and filthy but the left doesn't agree. It is pristine, beautiful and tearing it down is equated with burning down the Brazilian rain forest. The left is in an uproar because Lowe's was planing to build a large retail store on top of it. Add to this there was a bird sanctuary nearby and there was concerned about the store creating heavy traffic hence green house gas. Also Lowe's is a store for development and construction, they have murdered trees and cut them up into boards, even better reason to go after them.

Ellsworth Maine however needs every little job they can get a hold of. Ellsworth is one of the poorest cities in the state. Many of it's residents are unemployed or underemployed and there is a large population of homeless in the city. At the Emanus shelter, hundreds of adults and children crowd into this small building trying to sort out their lives and get back out of poverty but run into a wall. A green wall that prevents them from entering the workforce and finding homes. I met one man there when I was volunteering at Emanus and he was looking forward to Lowe's building in town. He had been released from Jail and had a very difficult time finding work. He used to work at the labor ready in Ellsworth before it closed down and he made a living recycling bottles and cans. He and a lot of other people at the shelter have been growing more and more conservative because of attempts by the radical left to block new jobs. I'm sure that many in Ellsworth agree since more than half the population votes republican.

The environmentalists had support from anti box store activists as well as small business owners such as the owners of the local ACE hardware. The local dinosaur media, specifically the Bangor Bolshevik Daily News and the Ellsworth Anti American also inflated concerns about small business and about fears of environmental damage. Thankfully however there was enough outcry from people in Ellsworth and in other communities over the loss of employment and the severe poverty affecting Maine.

I was also heavily involved. I voiced my opinion on several local papers stating, "Look, we have a miserable economy. We have families that have no jobs and even no homes. There are young people who want to work and save money to go to college. This Lowe's department store is what we need. How is a puddle of water going to help our economy?"

The zoning board agreed to let them build on the wetland but there was a new problem. The city council wanted to charge high taxes on the Lowe's department store. Lowe's threatened to move out and take it's jobs elsewhere to some other low tax haven like New Hampshire. Fortunately there was enough public outcry and they agreed to reduce the burdens. On January of 2008 after years of red tape and left wing communism and with the help of fed up community members, the Ellsworth Lowe's finally opened and with it hundreds of new jobs. In addition the city of Ellsworth will finally receive new funds, The bad news is that due to high taxes and regulations, the store will not be able to hire as many people as it normally would.

A similar incident came about in Brewer Maine. Lowe's also wanted to build in the city of Bangor. They were going to use the old Walmart department store on Hogan road but were unable. They wanted to build on a hill across from the Super Walmart. The ecowhackos and the nimbys tried to stop it from happening but they were very outnumbered. The homeless man I told you about now works at the Lowe's department store in Bangor after having no job for almost a year. What the socialist liberal system couldn't do, the capitalist system made possible.

The average Lowe's department store hires almost 1000 employees and produces over a million dollars for the community

This puddle of water that the leftists protected creates no jobs, no income, no hope, and no future whatsoever for thousands of poor people in Maine with no job.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

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A reader asks: "Why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?"

You can fall in love with an individual but you marry into a whole family.

It is fascinating to hear subprime lenders being accused of "exploitation" while they are losing millions of dollars and some of them are going bankrupt.

Will those who are dismantling this society from within or those who seek to destroy us from without be the first to achieve their goal? It is too close to call.

One of the many fashionable excuses of our time is that some words or actions were "taken out of context." Those who say this seldom, if ever, bother to say what these words or actions mean when taken in context.

No music moves me like the third movement of the Grieg Concerto. Am I not supposed to appreciate it because I am not Norwegian?

According to a report from a news agency in Kuwait, deaths of American troops are down since the recent "surge" in U.S. troop strength. But the mainstream American media apparently do not consider that news, since it goes against their political grain.

"Women's Liberation" and the "sexual revolution" have not liberated women. They have liberated the sort of man who is a "love and leave 'em" kind of guy, who lets the woman deal with the consequences, including pregnancy.

Amid all the media hysteria over the price of gasoline and the profits of "Big Oil," one simple fact has been repeatedly overlooked: The oil companies' earnings are just under 10 percent of the price of a gallon of gas, while taxes take 17 percent. Yet who ever accuses the government of "greed"?

After President Bush fired a handful of U.S. attorneys, it has become a big scandal in the media. But when President Clinton fired all the U.S. attorneys in the country -- including those who were investigating him for corruption in Arkansas -- it was no big deal. Yet many in the media still claim that there is no bias.

Where are all the beautiful movie actresses? There are some better looking women on television news programs.

Why did special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald put a reporter in jail and ruin a government official's life in an "investigation" of things he already knew, including the fact that it was Richard Armitage who revealed that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA? Perhaps it was the corrupting influence of unbridled power.

Despite political spin about "tax cuts for the rich," cuts in tax rates have led to increases in tax revenues -- not only in this administration, but in the Reagan administration before that, and the Kennedy administration before that, not to mention in India and Iceland as well.

When the Constitution's protection of private property was disregarded, so that politicians could rob from the rich to give to the poor, that also gave politicians the power to rob from the poor and give to the rich -- such as seizing homes in low-income neighborhoods and turning that property over to developers.

Whenever I see the kinds of expressions on the faces of people in high-fashion ads, I feel lucky that I never met them.

When the University of California system and the California State University system raised their tuitions, the headline in the San Francisco Chronicle read: "UC, CSU Reach Again for Students' Wallets." Apparently you are only supposed to reach for the taxpayers' wallets.

A reader says that he had a T-shirt made that said: "Stop Continental Drift!" It made as much sense as "Stop Global Warming."

When Democrats are criticized, they counter-attack. When Republicans are criticized, they apparently believe in "the soft answer which turneth away wrath." In politics, however, a soft answer is like blood in the water that provokes piranhas to more vicious attacks.

At a recent debate over global warming sponsored by National Public Radio, the audience was polled beforehand and was solidly on the side of the hysterical predictions. Afterwards, they switched to a slight plurality against those predictions. Don't look for the global warming crusaders to risk doing any more debates.

Why should they, when they have virtually a monopoly in the media, in schools and colleges, and among politicians?

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy.

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Sometimes it seems as if everybody is trying to rip off his own little piece of America, until we are all torn apart.

A reader writes: "Liberals hold us individually responsible for nothing but collectively responsible for everything."

The last time I saw a Republican express outrage was 1991, when Clarence Thomas told the Senators what he thought of the smear tactics used against him. Before that, it was Ronald Reagan saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Before that, it was probably Teddy Roosevelt.

Too many people in positions of responsibility act as if these are just positions of opportunity -- for themselves. The ones who simply steal money probably do less harm than teachers who propagandize their students, media who slant the news or politicians who sell out their country's interests in order to get re-elected.

A reader wrote: "Have you ever noticed that opinion polls ask the opinions of people who have no expertise in the subject on which they are being polled and publish these opinions as if they were gospel truth instead of group ignorance?"

Judging by the polls, Republican voters' memories do not seem to be as short as Senator John McCain may have thought. Judging by press coverage, the media's memory does not seem to have been as long as he may have thought when he played to that gallery.

A sign of the times: A full-page ad for an Alaska cruise in the left-wing New York Review of Books says, "See Alaska's Glaciers Before They're Gone!" Shipmates listed include Ralph Nader and the editor of The Nation magazine.

The people who are scariest to me are the people who don't even know enough to realize how little they know.

A reader sent the following message, quoting his nephew: "Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented worker' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist.'"

Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.

Our education system, our media, and our intelligentsia have all been unrelentingly undermining the values, the traditions, and the unity of this country for generations and, at the same time, portraying as "understandable" all kinds of deviance, from prostitution to drugs to riots.

The home run records that made Babe Ruth famous have been broken but one of his records will probably never be broken -- pitching the longest shutout in World Series history, 14 innings. Few pitchers go even 9 innings these days.

"Global warming" seems to be joining "diversity," "gun control," "open space" and a growing list of other subjects where rational discussion has become impossible -- and where you are considered a bad person even for wanting to discuss it rationally.

Is your employer poorer by the amount of money he pays you? Probably not, or you would never have been hired. Why then should we assume that a corporation or its customers are poorer by the amount paid to its chief executive officer?

A review of one of the many environmentalist books says that even if you can't do all you would like toward "living green," you can at least "congratulate yourself on taking small steps to improve the planet." That is what environmentalism -- and much else on the political left's agenda -- is really all about, self congratulation.

Just watching Suze Orman for a few moments while channel surfing is enough to make me feel exhausted.

When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can't help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.

In his book "Income and Wealth," economist Alan Reynolds says that people often form "strong opinions" based on "weak statistics." Unfortunately, that is also true of a wide range of other issues, from "global warming" to "gender bias."

I am so old that I can remember a Democrat, at his inauguration as President, say of our enemies: "We dare not tempt them with weakness."

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A sense of logic underlies a sense of humor. The same professor who wrote the first treatise on symbolic logic also wrote "Alice in Wonderland."

"A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years," said Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. If so, then we may be hearing about "diversity," "social justice" and "a living wage" for many years to come.

Bill Clinton's attack on President Bush's commuting of Scooter Libby's prison sentence qualifies Clinton for the Guinness Book of World Records in chutzpa.

Whenever I hear terrorists referred to in the media as "militants," it is a painful reminder that we have degenerated to the point where we no longer even have the courage to talk straight.

Does anybody seriously believe that "hate speech" prohibitions will be applied to Muslims demonizing Jews, to blacks demonizing whites, or to women demonizing men?

Before we panic about "global warming," we should take a look at six-day weather forecasts and see how much they change during those six days -- quite aside from how much they differ from what the weather actually turns out to be.

If Lou Gehrig were not so well known for his consecutive games played and the disease that cut short his life, more people might remember him as one of the greatest hitters of all time. His lifetime batting average and lifetime slugging average are both higher than those of anyone who has played since 1960.

Few things are more scary than the number of people who rely on talking points, instead of weighing serious issues in a serious way.

Wisdom and cleverness are very different things. My nominations for the three wisest presidents would be Washington, Lincoln, and Reagan. For the three cleverest -- FDR, Nixon and Clinton.

Has anyone actually seen Rachael Ray measure out the ingredients she puts into her cooking, instead of using a pinch of this and a handful of that?

The same people who think it was wonderful that the Warren Court forbad government to assign children to schools on the basis of race think it is terrible that the current Supreme Court has recently stopped local governments from assigning children to schools on the basis of race.

In politics, there are few skills more richly rewarded than the ability to misstate issues in a way that will sound plausible and attractive.

Most of the time, I don't feel any different from the way I felt when I was 50 years younger. But that doesn't mean that I can actually do whatever I did when I was 50 years younger.

"Nations are like men in that they prefer a fuss made in their behalf to real services rendered." Although de Tocqueville said this back in the 19th century, it may help explain why the black vote today is so overwhelmingly for the Democrats, when Democrats have done so little good for blacks and so much harm.

In contrast with today's senators who try to get every Supreme Court nominee to pledge allegiance to Roe v. Wade, when Abraham Lincoln was considering nominees to that court, he said, "we cannot ask a man what he will do, and if we should, and he should answer us, we should despise him for it."

If the Democrats' presidential and vice-presidential candidates next year are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, most of the mainstream media will just gush at the image and the rhetoric of a woman and a minority -- and specific issues and track records will fade into the background.

A month doesn't go by without several offers to lend me money arriving in the mail. Where were these people when I was broke?

Many people who have never held a firearm in their hands are nevertheless convinced that the police fired too many shots in a confrontation with a criminal.

Many people who have never run one business for one day are nevertheless confident that they know corporate CEOs are not worth as much as they are paid.


Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

BIG software lobbies for tough regulations on the internet and freelancers

Behind the attempt to regulate the Internet is an attempt at our God given constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech and an attempt to suppress the spread of opinions, news, and ideas. For the Multi-national corporations and it's leftist CEO there is a need for greed and to limit our choices they way they do with Television. The chance to monopolize the Internet and the video games industry is met with the support of none other than RINOS the far left. Hillary Clinton, John Mccain and to some extent even Obama have expressed support for regulating our choices on the computer as well as the TV. The latest attempt is to lobby for regulations against software programing, requiring licensing for being able to legally program computer software and websites.

One of the fundamental virtues for a free market economy is for consumers to choose. When Companies compete, it results in greater innovation as well as better prices for consumers. With the internet, consumers of computer software games and applications have even greater choices as well as more compitition for the big companies. What makes this situation more interesting is that many software programers on the internet known as freelancers are giving away their software. Powerful and popular games such as Castle of the Winds, 3056 and others have become popular downloads. Although many of them are simple and based on technology from the 80's and 90's they are still popular and the best part of all they are for free.

In addition to writing software, there is changing current software on the market called moding. Popular games such as Grand Theft Auto, Warcraft ETC are recieving modifications to allow players to create new levels, new scenarios and campaings as well as add fun items to improve playability and provide comic relief known as easter eggs. Even old games such as Super Mario World and Legend of Zelada have mod programs that allow players to add and modify the games for replayability

With this in mind Software companies must compete by spending more of their profits to create additional jobs and promote research into more mind boggling games that consumers will pay more money for. They must offer lower prices for some of their games as well to encourage them to buy. But now Software giants are using their profits for a more wicked end, lobbying to put an end to the freelancers and to limit our choices and at the same time limit our freedom and liberty.

In 1998 during the height of the Clinton sex scandal Hillary Rodham Clinton in a news interview advocated regulations against "conservative voices attacking her." Presidential hopeful John McCain has also expressed opposition to net neutrality and has even appointed to his campaign staff a corporate manager from Microsoft. Although Barack Obama claims to support net neutrality, his opposition towards other liberties such as the 2nd amendment, as well as his fliping on DC's gun laws leaves several questions. Congressman Ron Paul is the only candidate to come out strongly in favor of protecting the internet from corporate and socialist interests.

Stick it to them!

We at MainestateGop support the free market economy and oppose this unjust regulation aginst our right to choose and our rights of creative expression and free speech. To this end we are on the side of the freelancers. If you play computer games we urge you to show support by downloading free games from several places we have found to be of interests

Dwarf Fortress

If you are a big fan of Lord of the rings like I am, you'll love this game. This game is about a group of dwarves setting up their own civilization in the mountains of a fantasy world. Your task is to help them set up their subteranean civilization while providing food and defending against enemy kingdoms and monseters. There is also an adventure mode in the game that let you assume the role of a dwarf, human, or elf adventurer and complete tasks in a virtual kingdom.

You can download the game from bay12 games

Liberal Crime Squad!

No JOKE! This is real! You play the role of a left wing revolutionary leader attempting to overthrow the US government and make the nation elite liberal. The game is pretty gory and has suggestive themes. Also it portrays liberals as freedom fighters when in fact if they had power they would destroy and undermine free speech and the working class.

You can download the game from bay12 games or You can download the game from home of the underdogs The later version is more workable.


3059 is a revolutionary RPG Video game created by a student of UMASS that allows the player to take the roll of a settler of the planet Esperanza in the year 3059. You can go on quests, explore the planet and it's multi-terrain features, construct buildings, spelunking, explore ancient ruins and many other things. This game is built on revolutionary programing that creates randomly generated landscapes in each sector the player happens upon.

You can download the game at home of the underdogs or from the main site, here

We also recommend searching the web for other sites such as games for gamers,

Whether or not if you are not a gamer you should still get involved by emailing your congressman and senator and demand that they uphold net neutrality and stop needless regulations against the internet.

For more information visit save the internet at

Before going I just want to clarify a few things; We don't need the FCC and the fairness doctrine to promote net neutrality. It will do the exact opposite. Conservatives believe that net neutrality can be achieved by preventing corporations from monopolizing ISPs as well as through incentive and profit. When the left thinks of net neutrality, they want to put a choke hold on the world wide web and exclude content they don't agree with. This has nothing to do with fairness, this is about putting their dirty fingers on the scale of Democracy and liberty and silence conservative voices. The left hates when individuals think for themselves. Remember, it isn't news unless THEY say it is.

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Random thoughts on the passing scene:

I can't get as fiercely involved as some other people do in controversies about the origins of human life on earth. I wasn't there.

One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people's motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans-- anything except reason.

Barack Obama is the newest face on the political scene, expressing some of the oldest notions. Virtually everything he says is vintage 1960s rhetoric, as if he has learned nothing from the many disasters that 1960s notions have led to in the decades since then.

People who lament the small percentages of women in some high-end jobs seem unaware that top jobs often involve 70 or 80 hours of work per week. A mother may work that many hours at home taking care of a family, without adding the same number of hours at the office.

A recent study showed the median income of major corporate CEOs to be about $8 million a year. That's less than a third of what Alex Rodriguez earns and less than one-thirtieth of what Oprah Winfrey makes. But no one is denouncing them for "greed."

It is amazing how many people who want us to get out of Iraq want us to go into Darfur.

A joke says that a poll was taken in California, asking if people thought illegal immigration was a serious problem. The results showed that 29 percent said, "Yes, there is a serious problem." But 71 percent said, "No es una problema seriosa."

People who refuse to face the reality of hard choices are forever coming up with some clever "third way"-- often leading to worse disasters than either of the hard choices.

Sometimes it looks as if the Democrats are out to win at all costs, while the Republicans are out to compromise at all costs.

Although I am ready to defend what I have said, many people expect me to defend what others have attributed to me.

A reader says that Connecticut's "Three Strikes" law is so weak that it is more like "30 strikes and we'll think about it while you strike again."

Wise people created civilization over the centuries and clever people are dismantling it today. You can see it happening just by channel surfing on TV or hear it in rap music or read it in the pompous nonsense of academics and judges.

Tennis star James Blake never seems to be relaxed during a match. Maybe he would be ranked even higher if he could relax. Most sports require some combination of concentration and relaxation-- and too much of either is a big handicap.

Many on the political left are so entranced by the beauty of their vision that they cannot see the ugly reality they are creating in the real world.

With all the old movie favorites being shown again and again on television, it is remarkable that the old movie classic "Alfie" is seldom shown. Could it be fear that the scene where cold-blooded Alfie breaks down and cries at the sight of an aborted baby is something that would unleash the furies of the feminazis?

It is amazing how many people see no problem with having pay levels determined according to what third parties would like to see, instead of according to supply and demand.

One of the great non sequiturs of the left is that, if the free market doesn't work perfectly, then it doesn't work at all-- and the government should step in.

Despite people who speak glibly of "earlier and simpler times," all that makes earlier times seem simpler is our ignorance of their complexities.

We all believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. Some on the left believe that they are innocent even after being proven guilty.

Chutzpah department: When disbarred former D.A. Michael Nifong mailed his Bar card back to his state Bar Association, he included a note decrying "the fundamental unfairness" with which the Bar had treated him. This from a man who was ready to ruin three lives and polarize a community, in order to win an election.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

energy independance day (petition)

On October 1, 2008 the current prohibitions on offshore drilling and oil shale recovery will end. Join Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Jeb Hensarling in their fight to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce prices at the pump.

click here to sign the petition and learn more to help.

defense is criminal and racist say liberal democrats

The democratic left is against the right of individuals to defend their lives and property. They oppose Americans being armed to defend themselves in their communities, they don't like people fighting especially if the victim stands up for himself, they don't even want Americans to have a military. This is mainly because the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness is in opposition to the leftist ideals of collectivism and group think. Property and life are especially immoral to the left.

Growing up in school I was told that I had to get a teacher if I was being assaulted by another student. If I fought back, I would get punished as well. A friend of mine who went to a rough school in the south had it worse. If he fought back, he got punished and the assailant either got away or got a slap on the wrist. The teachers will usually ignore it. This tells our children that they have no rights and that they must be weak and defenseless and that criminals have more rights than they do. It is a perfect breeding ground for socialists, especially the racist kind (Nazis, black panthers, Nation of Islam ETC) if it involves bullies of another race. It gives bullies and future criminals the message that it may seem that it is not alright to commit crime but if you do you're probably going to get away with it easily, even if it is murder.

Americans are being told by liberals in the state level that they have no right to protect themselves and to depend on government. Thankfully most Americans are not willing to stoop to that level and have chosen to fight back regardless what the left says.

While many have dared to fight back, in places under Democrat control, there is a cost. A woman in North Carolina was sued by a burglar who was injured and won, a man in California whose house was broken into and his son assaulted and given brain damage fought back and killed the attackers. The head of the NAACP of San Francisco a racist black preacher called the victim a racist and called for murder charges to be filed against him. In Howard Beach New York, a white man is sent to prison for fighting of a black mugger who admitted that he was in the neighborhood to steal cars. Our civil liberties are under assault by liberals more interested in protecting the rights of criminals than their victims.

Joe horn, a native of Pasadena Texas outside of Houston shot two men caught breaking into his neighbor's house killing both men. Texas has the castle doctrine, a law which protects crime victims from liability for killing or injuring burglars, rapists and other people on their property. A grand jury decided not to file charges against Horn and he was commended by his community. However not everyone was happy about it.

Quanell X is the leader of the new Black Panther party of Houston. He has been a staunch opponent against the castle doctrine calling it racist. He and several Black liberal racist Democrats held a march in his neighborhood calling for Horn to be prosecuted since the attackers turned out to be Afro-Latino. However the march was met by counter demonstrators who shouted down the protest and they left. Still several left wing and black racist groups on blogs and leftist newsgroups condemned and attacked horn. Here are some quotes:

As we saw with the grand jury yesterday, and as we see in the crime news that bombards us each day in Houston and in this entire metro region, tolerance for cold blooded killing is widespread and fits no profile of appearance, gender or skin color. Mr. Horn had the option to stay in his home, as he was advised to do by the 911 operator, and not kill anybody. He took another course and killed two fellow human beings.

There is not a snowflake’s chance in hell that an African-American man could do what Joe Horn did and get away with it The message that Harris County sent to the entire world is that Houston, Texas is God’s city. There is no longer a need for the criminal justice system, police, judge or jury. You can be all of that on your own. I wonder if Joe Horn were black if he would be free tonight or in the Harris County Jail

Anybody who commits an act of theft of any kind belongs in jail. Similarly, anyone who takes the law into his own hands even after being cautioned by law enforcement not to — and then shoots anyone, including burglars, in the back, “for sport,” unprovoked or just because he thinks he can get away with it (with the aid of public sentiment) is a cold-blooded murderer.

Gee... I wonder why we don't hear this about people who really are murderers for sport?

Texas thankfully is a moral God fearing states that is still American. They had no interest in what the rest of the world thought. Unfortunately not every victim of crime is fortunate to live in such a state. Most states do not have Castle doctrine instead they have something called the kick me doctrine leaving victims defenseless. This regardless of race.

John White is an African American resident of Long Island New York. Despite being a fief under Democrat control, white did carry a hand gun. One day five white teenagers believing that his son Aaron White had made threats against one of their girlfriends on the Internet to rape her marched into White's front yard shouting racial epitaphs and making threats. When one of them attempted to attack White, he took his gun and shot him dead. The rest of them fled the scene. White claimed self defense. The men had trespassed, made threats, and when one of them tried to attack him he shot back in self defense. Long Island law enforcement didn't buy it.

White was charged with first degree murder then it was reduced to manslaughter charges. White had the support of civil rights advocates who called it a legal lynching. The jury was deadlocked in the case but came back with a guilty verdict. White was sentenced to 4 years in prison for manslaughter but due to pressure a city judge threw out the verdict and had him released. Jurors claimed that they were under pressure by fellow jurors to find White guilty even though they knew he acted in defense. The father of the boy who was shot expressed outrage during a press conference claiming they pardoned him because of race and that he had no right to own a gun and defend himself. Excuse me loser but maybe you shouldn't have let your son cruise storm and walk on people's yards to intimidate them. We have the second amendment. If you can't accept it go live in Europe then when some men named Mohamed come to your doorstep to threaten you then you'll know what it's like.

Despite his race however several leftists condemned White. I read a few blogs by some liberals that I came across and lo and behold they were just as upset that he was allowed to have a gun and use it. There were some other nice postings from storm front and a few other places. The socialist racists claim to be for defense but only for whites:

The slimy little prima donna didn't get his way, boo hoo. God bless the other jurors

I believe that Mr. White took this teens life simply because of his ego/pride, and that the confrontation on his property and the use of a derogatory racial term were his justification for doing so.

As a black man I believe Mr. White was wrong to fight back. He should have gone back inside and waited on the police to help him out. He had no business owning a hand gun and should have found some more peaceful way out of his predicament.

That n***er had no business trying to protect his property!

He murdered an unarmed White teenager in cold-blood. It wasn't in his house, it was in the street in front of his house. Send the Negroes back to their African homeland, and we wouldn't be reading a story like this.

Isn't socialism wonderful?

FINAL NOTE: Democratic Hopeful Barack Hussein Obama is also an opponent of Castle doctrine as well as an opponent of the 2nd amendment. Think about that for a minute. For those of you in a blue state, think also about how you and your family will get by if Obama and his supporters get there way.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

random thoughts part 5

Random thoughts on the New York Yankees:

The Yankee bullpen has some young pitchers who could throw a baseball through a brick wall -- if they had enough control to hit the wall.

More than one-fourth of the American League pennants in the 20th century were won by the New York Yankees -- and they didn't win their first pennant until 1920.

The major league records for the highest batting average by a catcher (.362), the most runs batted in by a first baseman (184) and the most home runs by a third baseman (54) were all set by Yankees -- Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig and Alex Rodriguez, respectively.

The Yankees got rid of Babe Ruth when he was over the hill. Why are they still sticking with Jason Giambi, who is a serious liability in the field? Let the man retire and spend his time counting his millions.

There is no excuse for major league outfielders running into each other, when for generations center fielders have had the right of way. The Yankees' young center fielder Melky Cabrera doesn't hesitate to wave off the other outfielders when he goes for the ball, even when these are veterans with big salaries.

During Alex Rodriguez's great season this year, he became the first player in a quarter of a century to have more than 150 runs batted in. But Lou Gehrig had more than 150 RBIs in 7 of his 14 full seasons. That's the record. Even Babe Ruth had only 6.

Gehrig was probably the greatest clutch hitter of all time. Even though more than 20 players hit more home runs during their careers, Gehrig still holds the lifetime record for the most home runs with the bases loaded.

In addition to being one of the great relief pitchers of all time, Mariano Rivera is a throwback to the great poise and professionalism of the Yankees of old.

Everybody remembers Willie Mays' great catch in the Polo Grounds during the 1954 World Series but Joe DiMaggio made a great catch in the Polo Grounds, even deeper in center field, in the 1937 World Series.

Babe Ruth was easily the greatest ballplayer of all time, for he mastered every aspect of the game. No one else ever led the league in home runs, batting average, lowest earned run average and highest winning percentage as a pitcher. He was said to be the best bunter on the Yankees and even stole home a few times.

For all their greatness, the Yankees have never had a player with 3,000 hits in his career as a Yankee or a pitcher with 300 wins as a Yankee.

Derek Jeter is easily the best shortstop in the history of the Yankees -- and I have seen Yankee shortstops as far back as Frankie Crosetti.

The Yankees have had two center fielders with identical lifetime batting averages of .325 -- Joe DiMaggio and Earle Combs. But Combs played his career in the shadow of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

The Yankees once went 308 consecutive games without being shut out. That was the equivalent of two full seasons back in those days. The same pitcher shut them out on both ends of that streak -- Lefty Grove.

On the other hand, when Lefty Grove had his greatest season with 31 wins and 4 losses, three of those four losses were to the Yankees.

The American League record for the most shutouts in a season by a left-handed pitcher is held jointly by a Yankee and a future Yankee -- Ron Guidry and Babe Ruth.

Back in the heyday of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the Yankees often won the pennant by such a wide margin that there was little reason for fans to go to Yankee Stadium at the end of September.

To create an attraction, Babe Ruth pitched the last game of the season for the Yankees six times. His won-lost record in these games was 6 and 0.

During Babe Ruth's record-setting 60 home run season, if you walked him you faced Lou Gehrig, who was batting .373 with 47 home runs and 175 runs batted in.

A Yankee player has led the league in home runs more years than players on any other team in the major leagues.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy.

Random thoughts by Thomas sowell part 4

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Since electricity is generated mostly by burning coal, has anyone calculated how much pollution is created by electric cars, even though none of that pollution comes out of their tailpipes?

You may scoff at the Tooth Fairy if you like. But the Tooth Fairy's approach has gotten more politicians elected than any economist's analysis.

Is there anyone so willing to suffer as to watch all the political "debates" of both parties?

Now that Congress has violated the First Amendment by restricting free speech with "campaign finance reform" laws, in the name of getting the influence of money out of politics, have you noticed any less influence of money in politics?

The next time somebody in the media denies that there is media bias, ask how they explain the fact that there are at least a hundred stories about the shrinking arctic ice cap for every one about the expanding Antarctic ice cap, which has now grown to record size.

Those who are looking forward to a second Clinton administration should remember what they say about movies -- the sequel is seldom as good as the original. And the original Clinton administration was not all that great.

Being murdered is not painless, so why all the hand-wringing about trying to make the execution of murderers painless?

Maybe the reason Senator John McCain's campaign has failed to get any traction is that the debates show him to be the kind of arrogant and condescending know-it-all who would be the most dangerous kind of president.

The more I learn about "ethics" programs and ethics "experts," the more I think ethics has become a pious word for imposing the arbitrary notions of third parties on others, who are forced to pay the price for whatever has caught the fancy of self-congratulatory elites.

Teaching is very easy if you don't care about doing it right and very hard if you do.

Hillary Clinton's main claim to the Democratic nomination is that she is invincible. But that claim cannot survive the first primary in which she gets vinced.

Whenever I buy some expensive photographic equipment, I assure my wife that it costs less than a Hasselblad digital camera. So do a lot of things, including some well-known models of automobiles.

The culture of this nation is being dismantled, brick by brick, but so gradually that many will not notice until the walls start to sag -- just before they cave in.

When there are people with multiple convictions for child molestation, what does that say about what wimps we have become that we cannot bring ourselves to put people away, even when they are a continuing danger to children?

The way our current presidential "debates" are conducted, both Lincoln and Douglas must be turning over in their graves.

I believe in libertarian principles but not in libertarian fetishes. In any context, the difference between principles and fetishes can be the difference between night and day.

Now that the British television documentary, "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is available on DVD, will those schools that forced their students to watch Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth" also show them the other side? Ask them.

Of all the presidential candidates in both parties, Barack Obama is the best performer on stage. He has the most presence, the most command of his words, the most quietly dramatic style. What he actually says, however, is mostly warmed-over 1960s ideas that have been failing ever since the 1960s.

When people have to resort to words like "greed" or "exploitation," it is hopeless to try to have a rational discussion with them.

Why does Fred Thompson go around with his collar open, as if he were Harry Belafonte? It doesn't make him look younger. It makes him look like an old man trying to look young. It is as if Hillary Clinton tried to look young by wearing a mini-skirt. A bad image can overshadow good ideas.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Liberal fascists are knocking down blogs critical of Obama

Blogs that attack president Barack Obama are being closed down by Democratic liberals. In the beginning they did this to each other when he was still running against Hillary. Now that they kissed and made up they are on the attack against any blog or website that is critical to their nominee. They are marking such sites as spam. Our blog host has announced that they will be returning the sites online after being wrongfully marked as spam. I am assuming it is automatic since if enough of these moonbats hit the spam button enough they automatically go off.

MainestateGOP does not expect a problem with this. While we may have references to anti Obama individuals such as black columnist and thinker Thomas Sowell MainestateGop has no interest in the current election. We despise John Mccain even more than Obama and we would consider it to be a deadly blow to the party should they elect this fraud. Our blog's primary mission is to report corruption and oppresion in the state of Maine as well as expose the errors of leftist thought.

And make no mistake, should he make Mitt Romey his VP, Mccain can forget all about going to the white house. We will destroy him to allow anyone but him in office even Obama. None the less we condemn the destruction of free speech by these leftist nazis. This is no different than burning books. In fact several have reffered to it as blog burning. A very accurate term. The Democrat liberals are nothing more than corrupt fascists. Had this been done by conservatives, we would be hearing about this for 20+ years. Look who really is the fascist party of America!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

MAINESTATE GOP Hosting random thoughts from Thomas Sowell

We here at MainestateGOp will be featuring quotes from thomas Sowell the famous black economist. Sowell's work is very interesting and chock full of wisdom. Hope you enjoy!

Random thoughts Part 3

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Most of the problems of this country are not nearly as bad as the "solutions" -- especially the solutions that politicians come up with during election years.

Some people actually think that televising Congress gives us information. What it really does is give politicians millions of dollars worth of free advertising, while they play charades on camera to fool the rest of us.

Alfred E. Neuman of Mad magazine said: "What, me worry?" During election years, Democrats running for office say: "What, me liberal?"

Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain.

What is more scary than any particular candidate or policy is the gullibility of the public and their willingness to be satisfied with talking points, rather than serious arguments.

One way to reduce illegal immigration might be to translate some of our far left publications into Spanish and give everyone in Mexico subscriptions. After they read how terrible this country is, many may want to stay away.

Whenever I see one of Barack Obama's smooth performances, it reminds me of a saying from my old neighborhood in Harlem: "An eel is like sandpaper compared to you."

Most people on the right have no problem understanding people on the left because many, if not most, were on the left themselves when they were younger. But many, if not most, people on the left find it inexplicable how any decent and intelligent person could be on the right.

It is amazing to me that there are people who still take seriously claims by some candidates that they are against "special interests." All politicians are against their opponents' special interests and in favor of his own special interests.

Nothing is more fraudulent than calls for a "dialogue on race." Those who issue such calls are usually quick to cry "racism" at any frank criticism. They are almost invariably seeking a monologue on race, to which others are supposed to listen.

The same people who have gone ballistic when some prominent figure is found to belong to some all-male social club are full of excuses for why Barack Obama remained a member of a racist and anti-American church for 20 years.

Among the many wise things said by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was that you are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts. Yet an incredible number of people make up whatever "facts" are needed to support whatever they choose to believe.

Rachael Ray is showing up in so many places on various television programs, on magazine covers, on boxes of crackers that the question must be asked: Are we sure that she is not twins, or perhaps triplets?

The way to get people's votes is to say that all their problems are caused by other people, and that you will stop those other people from giving them trouble. But if you really want to help, then you can tell them the truth and risk losing their votes.

The idea behind giving professors lifetime tenure is that this will enable them to speak out freely. But it would be hard to name any other occupation with a more cowardly record than academics, who have been giving in to politically correct campus bullies ever since the 1960s.

There is no question that Barack Obama is a clever and glib fellow. There is also no question that some of the most foolish, dangerous and horrific things done around the world in the past hundred years have been done by clever and glib fellows.

When someone is brutally murdered, the media often defuse our shock by focusing on praise of the victim, instead of focusing on what can be done to keep the murderer from ever doing this again. In the midst of all this emotional venting, it is galling to realize that chances are the murderer will eventually be put back on the street again.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy.

Random thoughts from Thomas Sowell 2

Seeing the Pope driven around in a bullet-proof vehicle reminds me of how much times have changed over the years. I can remember when President Franklin D. Roosevelt rode through Harlem in an open car.

A reader's response to my column about the mandated change from incandescent light bulbs to CFL bulbs: "It would be far better to exchange the corrupt hacks in Congress for some winos from the Bowery. Such a transition should open a new bright era for America."

Even if you think our presidential choices this election year are between disgust and disaster, anyone who has ever been through a real disaster can tell you that this difference is not small. It is big enough to go vote on election day.

One of the ways in which people are similar is in the lengths to which they will go in order to show that they are different.

Over the years, slowly but surely, we have painted ourselves into a corner on a whole range of issues, where we can no longer say or do what makes the most sense to us, but only what is considered to be politically correct.

The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catchword could stop people from thinking for 50 years. The big catchword this election year is "change"— and it has already stopped many people's thinking in its tracks.

It would be hard to think of a more ridiculous way to make decisions than to transfer those decisions to third parties who pay no price for being wrong. Yet that is what at least half of the bright ideas of the political left amount to.

Random thoughts from Thomas Sowell

Here are some random thoughts from The great economist and thinker Thomas Sowell.

Government bailouts are like potato chips: You can't stop with just one.

Anyone who is honest with himself and with others knows that there is not a snow ball's chance in hell to have an honest dialogue about race.

I wonder what radical feminists make of the fact that it was men who created the rule of "women and children first" when it came to rescuing people from life-threatening emergencies.

Barack Obama's motto "Change you can believe in" has acquired a new meaning-- changing his positions is the only thing you can believe in. His campaign began with a huge change in the image he projects, compared to what he was doing for 20 years before.

Despite the New York Yankees' awesome record over the years, no one has ever made 3,000 hits in his career as a Yankee, nor has any pitcher ever had 300 lifetime victories with the Yankees. Despite their well-deserved reputation as "the Bronx Bombers," there is only one Yankee among the top ten career homerun hitters.

After getting DVDs of old "Perry Mason" TV programs and old "Law & Order" programs, I found myself watching far more of the "Perry Mason" series. The difference is that too many "Law & Order" programs tried to raise my consciousness on social issues, as if that is their role or their competence.

What is amazing this year is how many people have bought the fundamentally childish notion that, if you don't like the way things are going, the answer is to write a blank check for generic "change," empowering someone chosen not on the basis of any track record but on the basis of his skill with words.

With all the big-name entertainers who have put on shows in prisons, why have so few put on shows for our troops in Iraq?

To me, the phrase "glass ceiling" is an insult to my intelligence. What does the word "glass" mean, in this context, except that you can't see it? Yet I am supposed to believe it without evidence because, otherwise, I will be considered a bad person and called names.

When New York Times writer Linda Greenhouse recently declared the 1987 confirmation hearings for Judge Robert Bork "both fair and profound," it was as close to a declaration of moral bankruptcy as possible. Those hearings were a triumph of character assassination by politicians with no character of their own. The country is still paying the price, as potential judicial nominees decline to be nominated and then smeared on nationwide television.

Some of the most emotionally powerful words are undefined, such as "social justice," "a living wage," "price gouging" or a "fragile" environment, for example. Such terms are especially valuable to politicians during an election year, for these terms can attract the votes of people who mean very different-- and even mutually contradictory-- things when they use these words.

It may not be possible to have machines call balls and strikes in baseball, since the vertical strike zone depends on the height of each batter. But a machine can tell whether any part of the ball passed over any part of the plate, so that umpires won't be able to call their own "wide strikes" any more.

It is hard to get the supporters of Barack Obama to give a coherent reason for their support. The basis for their support seems to be guilt, gullibility or-- in the case of some conservatives-- a hatred of John McCain.

It is heart-warming to see the Williams sisters maturing as people. They made tennis history from the beginning but they had a lot to learn about human relations-- and now they seem to have learned it.

How many in the media have expressed half as much outrage about the beheading of innocent people by terrorists in Iraq as they have about the captured terrorists held at Guantanamo not being treated as nicely as they think they should be?

Although most of the mainstream media are still swooning over Barack Obama, a few critics are calling the things he advocates "naive." But that assumes that he is trying to solve the country's problems. If he is trying to solve his own problem of getting elected, then he is telling the voters just what they want to hear. That is not naive but shrewd and cynical.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Maine is more liberal and much worse than California

It may surprise some folks on the west coast to learn that California may not be the most liberal state in America when it comes to mandating socialism and political correctness. Yes there may be certain things where California out ranks Maine such as the outrageous ruling banning homeschooling and the coddling of illegal immigrants but in most cases, IE: taxes, BIG government, restriction, the environment, Maine outranks California as being one of the most backward socialist states in the country along with Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode island and a few other states and it shows greatly.

Maine has the highest tax burden in the country as well as the most bloated government administration. It also has the most restrictive regulations in the nation. As a result Maine is the the meanest towards business in the nation and is last when it comes to job creation and is the 48th poorest state in the country. Only Louisiana and West Virginia rank below Maine and it trails behind states such as Michigan, Alabama, Tennessee, Rhode Island and even Mississippi. I'm not kidding. Even Mississippi, a state that ranks last in health, obesity, infant mortality as a better economy and better climate for jobs than does Maine. In 2006 and 2007, Maine along with Michigan were the only states not affected by natural disasters to lose jobs and go into economic decline. For Maine this is the third time in a row this has happened. It is because of a Man made disaster called Democrat legislation.

While pollution is not a problem as it is in much of Cali and although Illegal immigrants from Canada and refugees from Somalia have swarmed the state, the immigration problem has not been a as big a problem as in California. Still, Maine outranks California in a lot worse ways. So you say, "Hey! I'm from California! I hate it there! I have to pay more fees and taxes than most other places, my job security is bad because the business could go under or I could be replaced by a Mexican and the libs are ruining everything! How can Maine be worse!?" It is worse...

Although California is socialist through and through, California at least has the stamina to take that kind of assault on it's economy. If it were an independent country, California would still be the third largest economy in the world. For example California is home to most of the worlds entertainment industry in Hollywood and La La land. It is home to silicon valley where we get much of our software and technology. In addition, areas such as Petulma, Napa, and Sonoma are where much of America's best agriculture is based. The vineyards based in Napa are home to the worlds best wine. And although the left coast is under Democrat control, there is a large and growing minority of conservative resistance. In the 2004 elections, the Democrats controlled the most populated areas around the coast while Republican conservatives held on to the more rural and unpopulated regions. Still conservatives hold sway in key areas such as Bakersfield, Fresno, (Home to the famous Free Republic Network by the way!) and Stockton. Even parts of Orange, San Bernadino and even San Diego are under sway of the republicans. Of course I just want to point out that despite this many of the republicans are largely moderate and apathetic. Still does give hope.

Maine on the other hand does not have that advantage. Maine is largely a poor rural state. It is one of the most rural in America. The only industries that have existed were the fishing, logging, paper mill and low income tourist industry. All except the later have failed. Agriculture is also failing. Most of Maine's farmlands have been outsourced out of state and many of it's finest crops such as blueberries are rising in cost. The fishing industry has also suffered due to over fishing, mercury run off and regulations. The only professions that have grown in Maine were the medical and administrative. Government jobs have sucked up most of the tax base. The welfare system in Maine is out of control and unreformed. Most people moving into the state are welfare recipients as well as families of disabled children and adults. The average amount of money a single mother with three children makes in a month is $2100 while the rest if they have a job struggle to make anything decent.

Conservatism along with the job market has fled over state lines to places such as New Hampshire where it is reinforcing against the rising tide of liberalism in Concord and the seacoast area. In 2004, Piscatiquas county which consists of Millonocket and Brownville and Washington county, the poorest county in Maine and one of the ten poorest counties in America were the only two counties that voted Republican. Waldo, Aroostok and Somerset counties came close. Even the most rural parts of Maine are home to thousands of Socialist liberals expecting handouts from an already burdened service system. In 2006 48% of Mainers who voted, did so in support of the Tax Payer bill of rights or Tabor amendment. The majority of them lived in the last sustainable pockets of Maine in places such as Portland while 52%, most of whom lived in rural parts of the state opposed it.

Watchdog groups in and out of the state that have tasked the state for burdening the economy have been attacked by state legislature and its supporters as biased and "using republican lenses" But even liberals have opposed Augusta's policies. One leftist even termed Maine's bloated government as Administration land. Maine politicians don't care about taxpayers rights or anyones rights unless they are lazy and unproductive. This is only the beginning. Maine's governor John Baldacci, a hardcore communist and left wing radical has advocated an increase in sales tax as well as mandatory health insurance for businesses and individuals over a certain income. In addition, Baldacci wants more Somali refugees and even more regulations, breaking several promises he has made in the past.

Given the situation it will be interesting to see what will happen in these two states. It is likely that with enough motivation, the silent majority in California will no longer be silent and start it's own counter revolution. Maine on the other hand which has already gone far and beyond the way of the USSR will soon no doubt reach it's final conclusion in a matter of years or even months.