Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weren't all of these terrorist attacks supposed to stop once we elected a president committed to closing GITMO?


On Friday, we woke up to another day in the "BO meets reality" presidency: Mail Bomb Found in Dubai Sent on 2 Passenger Planes

Yes, terrorism is alive and well! We understand that a lot more packages are out there or potential explosions over the ocean or a US city!

I guess that terrorists are not very impressed with Pres BO's commitment to close GITMO or holding trials in New York City!

BO meets reality again!

During the Bush presidency, many in the left refused to see the massive threat facing our country and way of life.

They criticized Pres Bush's efforts to defend the country by taking extraordinary steps, such as authorizing the NSA to listen to telephone conversations between terrorists and their pals overseas.

What a difference a couple of years and a little governing can make!

The Dems are now in charge and discovering that terrorists are just as committed to blowing up Americans as they were before Pres Bush invaded Iraq or opened GITMO.

The "BO meets reality" presidency continues!

Pres BO's "soft" approach has actually emboldened terrorists!

They see him as weak rather than enlightened!

Happy Halloween!


Our boys have grown up and left home.....so we've been out of the "trick or treat" business for a few years. However, we still enjoy all of those kids coming to our door looking for candy.

Happy Halloween. Enjoy your day!

Click for the all time # 1 Halloween song:


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Friday chat with Stephen Broden!


We spoke with Stephen Broden on Friday. He is the Republican candidate for US House # 30.

We wish Mr Broden well next Tuesday.

Let's hope that the citizens of US House # 30 vote for change! They deserve a lot better than the current leadership.

Click here for the interview:


We are now officially adding the Europeans to the growing list of brokenhearted "yes we can" screamers!


As I post this, Pres BO is off to Chicago to try to save his old Senate seat.

According to the RCP average, Republican Kirk is up by 2.8%!

It will probably be a close election! However, who would predicted that a year ago?

Disappointment is also rampant in Europe: Europe 'dismayed' as midterms highlight Obama's struggles

Check out this quote:

"When viewed from abroad, Obama's campaign promises of "hope" and "change" left Europeans expecting a fundamental shift in American politics.

"[People here] are just dismayed," Oates added. "There's a real feeling of ... disappointment that it didn't signal the change they thought it would."

We ask again: What were they smoking when they went crazy for a guy with no experience, domestic or foreign?

We feel sorry for the "euro heartbreak".....but we ask again:

What were they smoking? Did they really believe in Europe that Obama-mania would actually translate into governing?


We salute the ladies of "40 days for life"!


On Friday, we spoke with Lauren Muzyka, the Co-Director of the Dallas "40 days for life" organization.

Abortion is a national tragedy. As Lauren told us, we've had 50 million abortions since Roe v Wade in 1973.

I'm happy that Lauren and her friends have brought "abortion" to our attention.

Click here for the interview:



Here is a good one for the weekend: Bush 48, BO 43!



This is interesting in many ways:

First, Pres Bush left office with low approval ratings, largely related to the bad economy in 2008.

Second, Pres BO came in with a lot of "goodwill" and expectations.

However, it did not long for the numbers to flip.

Why?

Pres Bush was always a leader. He made decisions and did not call his opponents 'enemies" or bash the people who pay taxes.

Pres BO is not a leader. Instead, his recent comments about "enemies" just confirms that he is the guy who sat in Rev Wright's church!

On a personal level, I'm happy for Pres Bush because he is a decent man who had to deal with horrible problems.

We were always confident that history would be kind to Pres Bush.

I just didn't think that it would happen so quickly!


Friday, October 29, 2010

When is someone going to "wake up" Pres BO about the war just south of Texas?


Another week and more violent news from Mexico:

"Gunmen killed 15 people at a car wash Wednesday in a Mexican Pacific coast state where drug-gang violence has risen this year.


It was the third massacre in Mexico in less than a week." (AZ)

We also learned this: Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters

We learned this too: 4 killed as gunmen attack factory buses in Ciudad Juarez

It's obvious that the cartels are sending a message to everyone on the US-Mexico border.


The message is simple: We are deadly serious and we will kill you!

Of course, the US can not fix or get involved in every gang war in the world.

However, this is happening across the Texas border.


This is not Colombia a 1,000 miles away: This is Cd Juarez right across from El Paso, TX.

Sadly, the Obama administration has focused its energies in pandering to "hispanos" with the Arizona lawsuit and 'empty" speeches about his commitment to immigration reform.

The Obama administration has not increased border security or presented a plan to Congress to deal with the illegal immigrants or a "work permit" program to allow many to work here.

We continue to have "zero" leadership from Pres BO about the border despite the fact that Mexico is blowing up next to us.

How much longer before someone walks into the Oval Office and reminds Pres BO that all of this violence is happening south of Texas?

P.S. I agree with George H. Wittman:

"What further evidence does the Obama administration require to prove the need for a major commitment to border security -- and against human and narcotics trafficking?"

It's looking "good" for GOP next week!


On Thursday's show, we spoke with Alice Linahan and Richard Baehr about the elections next Tuesday.

Alice has been working on "voter fraud" projects in Texas.

Richard projected a House GOP pickup in the 50s and 8 in the Senate.

Click here for the interview:



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twilight Zone: Pres BO is blaming "enemies" because the Dem majority did not pass immigration reform!


What do you do when your party can not fulfill an important promise to the millions of "hispanos" who bought into the "hope and change" nonsense?

What do you do when the labor unions do not allow the Dem party to agree to the "work visas" necessary to pass any kind of realistic immigration plan?

What do you do when your base is disillusioned?

What do you do when The NY Times blasts the Obama administration over "detainees"?

I guess that you give a speech and scare "hispanos" and tell them to vote against their "enemies":

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, "We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us," if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder, and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2."

But what enemies?

Didn't a Dem majority refuse to take up immigration reform?

Isn't it a bit "silly" for Pres BO to accuse the minority party of not passing one of his campaign promises?

Question 1: What happened to his Dem majority? Didn't they also promise to do something about immigration reform?

Question 2: Does Pres BO believe that "hispanos" are that stupid? Does he think that he talk over his record?

Furthermore, is this really presidential?

I think that Pres BO is getting desperate because nothing is working! His policies are not working and he can't persuade public opinion.

Click here for my audio commentary:




Will someone tell Pres BO that the welfare state is unsustainable in Europe!


Have you seen those protests in France? or what about the cutbacks in Great Britain?

What's going on?

The answer is simple: UNSUSTAINABLE!

The second answer is that people are already over taxed!

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER has a great editorial:

"In Europe, notably in Germany, France and Great Britain, political leaders facing yawning deficits are trying to cut back on social spending.

They're not really reconsidering whether they should continue to have the welfare states most European countries committed to after World War II, but they're trying to make welfare spending somewhat affordable and responsible – and at least in France face massive demonstrations that threaten to tie the country in knots."

We can learn a lesson or two from Europe.

First, we must remain a "work oriented" society rather than a "vacation or give me something for nothing" society.

Second, government services are vital until they cost so much that no one can afford them.

Third, "free this or that" means high taxes!

Fourth, socialism doesn't work!

Pres BO now finds himself to the left of Pres Sarkozy, PM Cameron, Pres Burlosconi and Chancellor Merkel.

Pres BO wants to bring some of that European welfare state to the US.

Will someone tell him that it's not working?

P.S. On election day, the US voters will express themselves loudly and clearly. They will tell Pres BO that we don't want the US to look like Europe!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Broden is the best choice for US House # 30!


We were very happy that The Dallas Morning News endorsed Stephen Broden in US House # 30.

We are very disappointed that they have withdrawn their endorsement.

The Dallas Morning News over-reacted to Mr Broden's comments about "overthrowing" our government.

Mr Broden has a long history in the 30th district. Is there any evidence of violence or irresponsible rhetoric in his background?

Mr Broden was talking about overthrow as a last resort against a totalatarian government.

Frankly, I would have preferred that Mr Broden had never said that.

At the same time, let's not blow his unfortunate remarks out of proportion!

The Dallas Morning News has the luxury of being neutral in this election.

The citizens in the district do not: It's Broden or Johnson in the 30th district.

My recommendation is Broden!

Click here for my audio commentary on the subject:



"Hope and change" is now a nightmare for the small businesses that make the US economy work!


It sounded so good in 2008.

It made a lot of people scream "yes we can", specially the naive 19-year olds who don't have a clue about economics.

"Hope and change" has turned into a massive problem for small businesses, or the sector that creates most of our jobs!

Chip Mellor is president and general counsel of the Institute for Justice. Dana Berliner is a senior attorney for the institute.

They wrote this:

"America was once known as the Land of Opportunity.

It could be again, but not until state and local officials get out of the way of entrepreneurs trying to fulfill their dreams of new business and new prosperity for themselves and their families."

In their article, they cite example after example of government being a hindrance to business creation and ultimately wealth creation.

Check out "Free Enterprise Tuesday" with Mario Yngerto and our discussion of regulations and their impact in our economy:



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's over.....the 1-5 Cowboys are done for 2010!


Yes, we predicted a Super Bowl berth and a 12-4 record for the Cowboys.

Unfortunately, the Cowboys won't be playing in the Super Bowl, unless they go 10-1 the rest of the way!

Miracles can indeed happen but don't bet on Dallas winning 10 of its remaining 11 games!

What happened?

It's hard to say because this is one of the most talented 1-5 teams in NFL history. Again, how can such a good team be 1-5?

Coach Phillips won't be back next year but this is a bit more complicated than getting rid of the coach.

The Cowboys did not play defense last night:
It was pathetic to watch missed tackles, blown assignments and bad defense!

The defense was asked to defend a 20-7 lead and didn't! They gave up 34 more points: NY 41, Dallas 35!

It's over for the Cowboys. Maybe another Cowboys' team will get to play in the Super Bowl the next time we have it in the area!

Here is the good news: The Rangers are in the World Series and those Dallas Stars are quietly off to 5-1 start!

So we will follow the Rangers and then focus on hockey because the Cowboys are out of bullets!

More discussion of the Juan Williams episode!


We spoke with Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda and Clifton Bazar of Another Black Conservative about the firing of Juan Williams.

Bill discussed his latest post on the issue.

The "Juan Williams episode" has devalued NPR. Click here for the interview:



Monday, October 25, 2010

A look at the violence in Mexico!


We spoke with Patrick Corcoran, blogger and political analyst, about the situation south of the border.

Click here for the interview:



The NY Times is not happy with Pres BO's "detainee policy"!


We hear that the Dems lack enthusiasm about the 2010 elections.

Check out the latest NY Times editorial:

"It can be hard to distinguish between the Bush administration and the Obama administration when it comes to detainee policy.

A case the Supreme Court agreed last week to hear, Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, is one of those occasions."

As we posted before, candidate BO told a lot of people what they wanted to hear.

Today, Pres BO has to govern by continuing those Bush policies that kept the country safe!

I'm sorry that The NY Times, and others, fell for all of this "hope and change" back in 2008.

However, reality is reality and Pres BO is getting a steady dose of reality!

Feliz strikes out ARod!


Ten years ago, ARod signed with the Rangers. It was that US$ 250 million contract that shook up baseball.

ARod was supposed to put Texas over the top after the 3 first round losses to the Yankees in 1996, '98 and '99.

By 2004, and last place finishes in 2001, '02 & '03, ARod was gone and the Rangers decided to build the best farm system in baseball.

It took time but we see the results today.

First, the Rangers developed young pitching and diversified the offense. The Rangers used to be a power hitting team that outscored their opponents.

They are not anymore! They still have power but they run the bases and manufacture runs.

Second, GM Jon Daniels made some amazing trades, such as sending Mark Texeira to the Braves for Neftali Feliz, Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison.

Is that one of the best trades ever or what?

Third, the farm system gave Texas the depth to get Cliff Lee and Benji Molina, two of the key parts of the 2010 pennant team.

Last, but not least, the farm system has secured that the Rangers will continue to bring talented young players to the majors.

Yes, Feliz striking out ARod was poetic justice. It was the conclusion of a plan put in a motion when ARod was traded away.

Don't get me wrong. ARod is a great player and had 3 wonderful seasons here.

Nevertheless, his contract destroyed the Rangers and made it impossible for the team to win with so much money invested in one player.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I guess that Texas is going to San Francisco!


Who would have predicted this one? A Texas vs San Francisco World Series?

Actually, the Rangers are very similar to the Giants.

Like SF, Texas was underestimated by the experts.

The Giants have great pitching and Texas has Cliff Lee!

The Rangers have great hitting and SF has clutch hitting.

I don't know who will win the series but it will be fun to watch.

The Giants have not won a WS since 1954, although they did make it in 1962, 1989 and 2002.

The Rangers have never been to the big dance!

One of these teams will "finally" win one!

In the meantime, let's sing about going to San Francisco:



"If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there...."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Rangers win the AL pennant!


Congratulations to the Texas Rangers for ending 39 years of baseball frustration in North Texas.

It's still hard to believe that the Rangers will play in the World Series next week

Who could have written a better script?

The Rangers beat NY, the same team that swept them 3 times in the late 1990s!

Feliz, the young closer, struck out A-Rod to finish the game and put the Rangers in the World Series.

Rangers won!

Our # 2 son, Gabriel, was at the game and shared his thoughts:



NPR did what? fire Juan Williams?


Let me express my support for Juan Williams, one of the best journalists in the country!

We disagree often with Juan Williams. However, I've also grown to respect his views and the work that he is done on race relations.

Williams is fighting back:

"My point in recounting this debate is to show this was in the best American tradition of a fair, full-throated and honest discourse about the issues of the day. -- There was no bigotry, no crude provocation, no support for anti-Muslim sentiments of any kind."

Williams also thinks that the firing has someting to do with FOX News:

"“I knew about their antagonism toward Fox. I knew they didn't like it,” Williams said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
" (Politico)

What was NPR thinking?


They were not thinking and that's the problem!

NPR's explanation is foolish! Very foolish!

Some Republicans are calling for defunding NPR.

Let's defund NPR for one big reason: We don't need a news service supported by taxpayers!

Let the marketplace decide! There are plenty of choices or oportunities on the dial.

Let NPR go out and sell its time like any other station.

Click here for our Friday show and discussions of the Juan Williams issue:







Friday, October 22, 2010

It was so much fun when all that they had to do was "blame Bush"!


Greg Sargent has bad news for Dems:

"But still, the enthusiasm deficit remains enormous, even though Dems have tried everything to turn this around:

They've chanted Bush's name in unison for months.

They've raised the specter of foreign money rigging our elections.

They've floated the possibility of GOP investigations that will make the 1990s look like a latter-day Era of Good Feelings.

And they've relentlessly elevated the craziest of Tea Party crazies to iconic status.

Yet Dems still aren't goosed up about this election in anywhere near the numbers they need to be -- mainly because the GOP enthusiasm levels are essentially steroidal at this point.

Needless to say, there isn't really any more time to turn this around."

Blaming Bush just ain't working anymore!

The Dems are now facing their # 1 nemesis: REALITY and GOVERNING!

It was so easy to say that Afghanistan was the right war.....

or that they would repeal "don't ask don't tell".....

or closing GITMO to improve our image overseas...

or renegotiating NAFTA.....

Yes, it was a lot of fun to be out of power and just "blame Bush" and speak in vague generalities.

They can't do that anymore because they are the ones running the show!

On Election Day 2010, the voters will cure the Dems' ails and put them out of power again......so that they can go back to blaming Bush and telling their supporters what they want to hear!

We support Canseco in US House # 23!


On Thursday's show, we interviewed Francisco Canseco, the Republican candidate for US House # 23.

"Quico" is a strong conservative and committed to lower taxes and less government.


Click here for the interview:



Thursday, October 21, 2010

They told me that if I voted for McCain that the federal government would support "don't ask don't tell".....


Want to understand why the Dem base is a bit disenchanted?

Check out this headline:

"A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily granted the U.S. government's request for a freeze on a judge's order requiring the military to allow openly gay troops." (AP)

Pres BO is right in challenging this judge's "activist" intervention.

Judges should not be telling the military how to run itself or going over the Congress on this issue.

This issue should be settled by Congress after consultation with military officers. This is what happened in 1993 and it has worked well since!

I like the fact that Pres BO's administration is defending "don't ask, don't tell".

Pres BO's problem is that he made a bunch of stupid campaign promises, such as repealing "DADT" and now has to live with the consequences of disenchanted supporters!

P.S. Speaking of disillusionment, see this:

Margery Egan is not happy:

"This president gives rousing speeches. He did it again yesterday. He bounded out onto the Hynes Convention Center stage, all youth and vigor, open-necked white shirt, navy blazer.

But he didn’t sell me, or reassure me."

Yes, they are not happy at the "yes we can" wing of the Dem party! They voted for change and GITMO is still open and "DADT" is still on the books!

What exactly is Pres BO's "closing argument" for 2010?


We are still looking for a Dem in a competitive election making the case for BO-Care, the stimulus or closing GITMO.

On the contrary, the Dems are runnin away from anything Obama.

We are even more astonished by Pres BO's election strategy.

Karl Rove has a good analysis today:

"The economy and jobs are the No. 1 issue in every poll.

Yet Mr. Obama of late has talked about immigration reform and weighed in (unprompted) on the Ground Zero mosque.

He devoted Labor Day to an ineffective Mideast peace initiative.

He demeans large blocs of voters and now is ending his midterm pitch with attacks on nonexistent foreign campaign contributions and weird assertions that "the Empire is striking back."

Rove is right. Pres BO's startegy makes no sense.

How is this "unpresidential behaior" going to help Pres BO with the crucial independent voting bloc?

It is not helping them!

So why is he doing it?

My guess is that this White House has given up on independents or any centrists out there.

Instead, they are focusing on getting out the base, a very disillusioned base to say the least!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finally, a little common sense from Mexico about border security!


Is Mexico "finally getting it" about border security?

Today,
The Dallas Morning News quotes Mexico Amb to the US Arturo Sarukhan saying this:

""Regardless of what happens on this side of the border, Mexico has got to be able to do two things it has either been unable or unwilling to do in the past," he said.

First, it must boost economic growth and job creation "to anchor those women and men with well-paying jobs in Mexico."

Second, it must "ensure that every single Mexican that crosses the border into the United States does so with papers, through a designated port of entry, and legally.""

Thank you Mr. Ambassador!

Why did it take so long for someone south of the border to make sense about border security?

We have posted before that "porous" border are bad for Mexico and the US.

First, they allow people to go north and south without any sensible control.

Second, they expose Mexico to cartels smuggling people, cash and guns.

Third, it will be a lot easier to legislate an immigration reform package once the border is secured.

What's next?

Pres Calderon should call on Pres BO to place US troops on the border and join the Mexican military's efforts.

It will send a chilling message to the cartels and make it easier for the overwhelmed Mexican military to do their job.


Happy # 60 to Tom Petty!


Yes, Tom Petty, one of my all time favorite rock guitarists is 60 today.

Petty's guitar was the common denominator in all of his songs.

And you can still hear his music all over the radio.

It's hard to pick a favorite but "The waiting" from 1981 is great.

Happy birthday Tom!

Click here for the video:


"Oh baby don't it feel like heaven right now
Don't it feel like somethin' from a dream
Yeah I've never known nothing quite like this
Don't it feel like tonight might never be again
We know better than to try and pretend
Baby no one could have ever told me 'bout this

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

Well Yeah I might have chased a couple of women around
All it ever got me was down
Then there were those that made me feel good
But never as good as I feel right now
Baby you're the only one that's ever known how
To make me wanna live like I wanna live now

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more ca rd
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

Don't let it kill you baby, don't let it get to you
Don't let 'em kill you baby, don't let 'em get to you
I'll be your breathin' heart, I'll be your cryin' fool
Don't let this go to far, don't let it get to you...."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Rangers' deadly combination: Lee's K's and Hamilton's bat


Who would have believed this after the game 1 collapse? Remember how everybody was speculating that the Rangers would crack after that horrific 8th inning?

It did not happen and Texas is up 2-1!

Let's talk about Cliff Lee.

We are not just watching good pitching performances! We are witnessing the rewriting of the record books. The numbers speak for themselves:

" Lee was 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in the 2009 postseason.

He has encored with a 3-0 record and a 0.75 ERA to date in the '10 postseason.

He is 3-0 against the Yankees in the past two postseasons.

In all three of his playoff starts this October, he has struck out 10 or more men, becoming the first pitcher to do that in one postseason."(MLB)

Josh Hamilton had a bad series against Tampa. I think that he was getting his timing back after the time out for the rib injury.

I think that Josh's timing is back. He has 2 Hrs and looks comfortable at the plate again.

Look out New York! Hamilton is about to go crazy with the bat!

Tommy Hunter goes against AJ Burnett in game 4.

My guess is that Josh Hamilton will go deep again!

Let's talk to Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda!



We spoke about the state of news magazines, falling public support for the Afghanistan War and the left's reaction to the tea party movement.

Click here for the show:



Monday, October 18, 2010

1-4 (a.k.a. not much more that you can say about the Cowboys!)


Here is the good news: The Cowboys have actually been in every game. No wipe outs!

Here is the bad news: Dallas is 1-4 and you can kiss the NFC playoffs goodbye unless someone gets in with an 8-8 record.

Here is more bad news: They have to play Indianapolis, Green Bay, New Orleans and San Diego.

Can you recall the last time that this club looked this awful?

Fire the coach?

Not really! Can you recall a recent example of dumping a coach and turning a team around?

This is up to the players.

The players need to get together and clean up this mess, such as the stupid penalties that keep killing them week after week. (91 yards this week!)

It won't be fun to be a Cowboys' fan but....we got the Rangers for another series and maybe two!

We got the 4-0 Stars, a team that keeps on winning but nobody is paying any attention to them around here! (Not yet!)

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