Sunday, February 24, 2008


If you've been reading my blogs, you know that I am a strong hard-line supporter of Israel, crediting President Bush with having been the best friend Israel has had since Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan. You also know that I have been an ardent supporter of Sen. John McCain.

Both Democratic candidates have pledged their support for Israel. But I believe that if Hillary Clinton becomes President, she will never be a true friend of Israel. Why? Here is just one of several reasons. In 1999, during a State visit to Ramallah, Hillary sat by Suha Arafat while Yasser's wife gave a speech in which she falsely charged the Israeli army with gassing Palestinian women and children and with poisoning their drinking water. At the end of the speech, Hillary jumped up to hug and kiss Mrs. Arafat.

There is a great divide between Obama's pro-Israel speeches to Jewish groups and the anti-Israel posistions expressed by his foreign policy advisers. If he becomes President and follows the advise of his foreign policy team, Barack Obama will be a disaster for the Jewish State. The following Jerusalem Post article reveals that Obama has surrounded himself with advisers hostile to Israel and that he has a history of associating with black anti-Semites.

Obama and the Jews
by Marc Zell

Less than two weeks before the critical primary elections in Ohio and Texas, Democratic voters have made it very clear: Barack Hussein Obama is for real.

Leading in the popular votes cast, delegates pledged and total delegates (meaning principally the back-room machers euphemistically referred to as "superdelegates"), Obama has a decent chance to become the 2008 Democratic candidate for President of the United States. Obama has become a rallying point for millions of disgruntled voters who yearn for a new style of politics in the world's greatest democracy.

Since the Republican race is all but over and Senator John McCain will likely win the nomination of his party in Minneapolis in early September, it is not idle speculation to consider an Obama-McCain contest in the November general election. Such a contest has potentially enormous consequences for Israel and the Jews.

It is no secret that Obama's candidacy has been supported financially and politically by many prominent members of the American Jewish community. Even previously outspoken Clinton-supporting spokespersons for Democrats Abroad here in Israel have been hedging their bets recently in articles and interviews, suggesting that an Obama Administration would augur well for Israel. Incredibly, citing unenthusiastic, canned pro-Israel campaign statements, these dyed-in-the-wool Democratic sycophants would urge Jewish voters to cast their fate and Israel's with Obama rather than with the Republican candidate, McCain.

With all due deference to the Obama celebrity supporters like Steven Spielberg and George Soros, can Jews herein Israel and in America and other friends of Israel risk a vote for Obama in November? A quick look at the facts should switch on a big red light in most peoples' minds.

First and foremost among the considerations that should trouble friends of Israel is the foreign policy team Obama has selected to advise him. The composition of a candidate's advisory panel is usually a very good indicator of where the candidate will come out on the issues if elected.

This was the test this writer applied to George W. Bush in 2000 at a time when most pundits in Israel and in the Jewish community predicted that his Middle East policy would be a carbon copy of his father's, meaning trouble for Israel. But Bush, the son, had selected a blue-ribbon team of pragmatic and conservative advisors whose views on the Middle East were markedly pro-Israel and pro-democracy. Subsequently, the W. Bush Era became among the closest allies of Israel in her 60-year history.

The opposite is the case with the Obama team. Headed up by Jimmy ("Israel is an apartheid state") Carter's national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama's team includes such problematic figures as Anthony Lake, Robert O. Malley and Susan Rice.

One commentator, citing an article by the staunchly left-wing Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, has noted that an Obama presidency including a foreign policy team that included the foregoing and their ideological soul-mates, "would likely have an approach towards Israel radically at odds with those of previous Presidents (both Republican and Democrat)" and is the candidate apt to be "least supportive" of Israel.

Brzezinski has been disseminating vitriol about Israel for three decades and recently publicly defended the Walt-Mearsheimer study which concluded that US policy towards Israel was the result of Jewish pressure and inconsistent with American interests. More recently Brzezinski called for the US to initiate dialogue with Hamas, described Israel's action in the Second Lebanon War as a killing campaign against civilian hostages and earlier this month made a trip to confer with Syria's President Assad, ostensibly unbeknownst to the Obama campaign.

Robert O. Malley, another former Carter Administration diplomat and President Clinton's special advisor on Arab-Israeli affairs, is an unabashed advocate for the Palestinians, co-authoring a spate of anti-Israel propaganda with former Arafat advisor, Hussein Agha, including a tract that blames Israel for the failure of the 2000 Camp David talks and another piece which blames the Bush Administration for continuing Israeli-Palestinian strife.

And then there is Susan Rice, foreign policy advisor to the ill-fated John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, where she concocted the idea of solving the Middle East problem by appointing none other than Jimmy Carter and James Baker as negotiators, an idea which was later repudiated by her own boss as being unbalanced against Israel. Nor are these the only "bad apples" in Obama's foreign policy bin…

Another problematic indicator is candidate's close association with Jeremiah Wright, Jr., pastor of the Trinity United Community Church (a member of the United Church for Christ, which itself has been rebuked for anti-Israel bias), who is well known for his virulent anti-Israel remarks, including a call for a divestment campaign against Israel for the "injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism."

Nor should bring much solace to Jewish voters and friends of Israel that Reverend Wright counts among his closest friends, the nefarious anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan for whom Judaism is a "gutter religion" and Jews are "bloodsuckers." Obama could have picked any one of hundreds of churches in Chicago's South Side; he picked Jeremiah Wright's parsonage, which awarded Farrakhan with the Jeremiah Wright Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer Award in 2007. And Wright's church is the single largest beneficiary of Obama's charitable giving. Even Jewish columnist Richard Cohen of the Washington Post felt compelled to ask Obama to clarify his relationship with these anti-Jewish and anti-Israel community leaders, questioning why Obama has stayed steadfast in his allegiance to Pastor Wright over the years.

Obama is only a first-term senator and has therefore only participated in a handful of votes that bear upon Israel and the Middle East. He also has a penchant for missing controversial votes where he would have to put his personal policies in the public record. However, his public statements on a variety of issues present a number of troubling issues for Jews and friends of Israel. Here are a few samples:

1)Obama openly advocates outreach toward and diplomatic engagement of Iran even though Iran has recently referred to Israel as a "filthy bacteria" and has repeatedly called for the annihilation of the Jewish State, including recent hints that this will be accomplished by a nuclear attack.

2) "Nobody has suffered more than the Palestinian people."

3)"[T]he creation of a wall [referring to Israel's security fence] dividing the two nations is yet another example of the neglect of this [the Bush] Administration in brokering peace… ."

4)"I am opposed to the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in the administration to shove their ideological agenda down our throat." [note that only Jews are singled out despite the fact that the policies in question were promoted by the entire Administration]

5)"Reverend [Al] Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What [Reverend Sharpton's] National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up." [National Action lead a protest against the Jewish owner of Freddy's Fashion Mart in New York in which picketers, sometimes joined by Sharpton himself, repeatedly screamed epithets about "bloodsucking Jews" and "Jew bastards."]

Obama was the only Democratic candidate who said the onus was on Israel to change its policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians in order to achieve peace.

Barack's problematic and unrecanted public statements and associations raise enough serious questions that should cause Jewish voters and friends of Israel to think twice about supporting him in November.

But there is one other troublesome factor that voters in the Democratic primaries have thus far failed to credit seriously, viz.: Obama aspires to become president of the greatest democracy and still the only remaining superpower on the planet, having held a senate seat for less than five years and having had no previous administrative or national experience.

While it may have suited Democratic voters to cast their votes for Obama during the primaries as a protest against the Democratic political establishment (much as they did in 2006 to deny (now Independent) Senator Joseph Lieberman the nomination of his party for the Senate seat from Connecticut), one would like to think that the American electorate will again demonstrate its maturity and seriousness during the General Elections in November 2008, when their votes really count.

The Presidency in this day and age is no place for a neophyte, however charismatic. Those of us Americans who live in the Jewish State clearly understand what is at stake and what kind of risk Obama poses to the region and the world. There is every reason to hope that our compatriots in the United States and friends of Israel and freedom generally would agree.

Professor Topkat's Note: If Obama does become President, or Hillary Clinton for that matter, Israel will have to confront the United States with a strong leader who has the backbone to withstand any pressure on the Jewish State to capitulate to the demands of the Palestinians and the Saudis. Ehud Olmert, its idiot of a Prime Minister, is definitely not that man. Israel badly needs the resolute leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu!


While campaigning for the presidency, Hillary Clinton scheduled a visit to an Indian reservation. Addressing an audience of about 200 in the Tribal Council chambers, Hillary presented her standard campaign theme of health care, education and jobs.

"I know that you have been leading hard lives. When I am President, I promise to make life better for you." A couple of Indians responded by shouting "Hoiyah."

"I promise that all of you will be provided with good health care. I will have the government build a modern health clinic on this reservation." Now there were more shouts of "Hoiyah, Hoiyah."

"I promise to build a new school on this reservation so that all your children will get a good education." Most of the Indians then shouted "Hoiyah, Hoiyah, Hoiyah."

Thrilled with the enthusiastic response she was receiving, Hillary went on. "I promise to get everyone of you a job by building a casino on this reservation." All of the audience stood up and shouted "Hoiyah, Hoiyah, Hoiyah, Hoiyah."

Upon completion of her speech, Hillary was invited to take a tour of the reservation. She gladly accepted. When they entered the barnyard, her Indian guide warned Hillary, "Watch it, don't step in the Hoiyah."

Friday, February 22, 2008


EDITOR'S NOTE: In the last few years, I've read a lot of stuff on our situation in Iraq, both pro and con. Most remarkable are the following observations of Iraq outside Baghdad as experienced by a U.S. Marine Corps officer who preferred to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. I am grateful to friends in San Francisco for sending me his notes.

The following notes are, and should be understood to be, my own personal opinions and observations, and do not represent the opinions of my command or the Marine Corps in any way. Moreover, they are based on my own personal experiences over one month, a very small amount of time, in a very small part of Iraq that may or may not be representative of other parts of the country or the country as a whole.

It's easy to understand now why the Iraqi Problem seemed so schizophrenic and baffling from back home. Republicans trumpet the success of the surge, the reductions in violence, the advances in security, the high-tech wizardry available to our troops. Democrats bemoan the abysmal political quagmire, the incompetence of the Iraqi Security Forces, and the difficulties faced by service members in their everyday life.

Well, it's all true. Like a John Edwards campaign speech gone Koranic - there are two Iraqs, and we're stuck right in the middle of them.

The first Iraq is a pretty nice place to spend a few months of my life. I go on early morning patrols and watch the day break over idyllic hand-plowed fields, well-kempt orchards, a picture-postcard palm grove framed against the sanguine Euphrates. Jefferson would be proud. Throughout the day I wander through little villages, making nice with cute little kids who pester me for chocolate and pencils and try valiantly to pronounce my name. Their parents offer me chai. Sometimes they feed my men, but never ever accept payment in return.

In this Iraq, the City Council meets every Wednesday, the electricity and water works, the market is open six days a week, and there are 400 Iraqi Police on the rolls.

But the devil is in the details my friends, and there are a whole lot of missing details in the second Iraq.

The second Iraq is blanketed in garbage. Pervasive, omnipresent, unchecked filth. There are no garbage cans anywhere, because when something is no longer needed, it is simply dropped on the ground, anytime, any place. The landscape is littered with car hulks, boat hulks, abandoned houses, rusted motors. Outside of the four corners of the inside of their homes, Iraqis could care less about their physical surroundings. Broken windows are a status symbol - they mean you're wealthy enough to buy glass. Rudy Giuliani would lose his mind here.

Those cute little villages are filled with children who have never seen a toothbrush a single day in their lives, men who won't work, women who can't read. What little work does get done, almost entirely subsistence agriculture, is done by the women, who carry bales of hay on their backs while their little ones play in the dirt around their feet. There are no gynecologists because women hardly go to school and God forbid a Muslim man see a Muslim woman naked. Health care is next to nonexistent.

The roads are abysmal, and it takes twice as long to get anywhere because every mile there's another serpentine barrier in front of another Iraqi Police checkpoint. The checkpoints get shot at almost every night.

The city council? It was simply invented by the unit that came before us, so they could have somebody, anybody to work with. As such, it's a collection of the richest, most morally malleable charlatans, sycophants and rogues the town has to offer. It is common knowledge that the most powerful man in the town got that way by murdering his competition. But since he's such a go-getter, now he's one of our go-to guys. The normal agenda of the weekly meeting is to squabble over who's nephew will get which contract that the Marine Corps has to offer this week. Without American contracts, I do not see what economy would exist in this place.

Those 400 Iraqi Police? They're mostly former Al Qaeda, a fact that everyone politely ignores. You might wonder how a town of 20,000 subsistence farmers can afford a police force of 400. The easy answer is that they simply don't get paid. You might ask why a man would work for a year with no pay. The easy answer is that there simply are no other jobs to be found.

And you can hardly call it work, anyway. At night they sleep on their post. They have one rifle for every 10 men. They have no gas to run their generators and light up their checkpoints, unless we give them gas, and unless I send my mechanic to their station to fix their generator. Even then, they siphon most of the gas off and sell it onthe black market. And how does a former-insurgent-turned-policeman live for a year with no salary? Extortion. Kidnapping. Bribes. The usual.

The police chief tells me that they can't get paid because they can't afford the $300 a head bribe it requires to get on the Ministry of the Interior's roster.

And the electricity is wonderful, at least when it's turned on. With a little luck, on a good day, that can be as many as four hours. No electricity means no water. No water means... well, I already mentioned the whole toothbrush thing.

Every single Iraqi I've talked to wants me to pay them to let someone else solve their problem. The police want us to give them a "bonus." The people want us to fix their irrigation, fix their schools, pave their roads, build them soccer fields. There's always an angle.Everyone wants something for nothing.

I would talk about the challenges we face as Marines, but I don't want to go into opsec territory. Suffice it to say, that few things are as good as they're cracked up to be - and that things left sitting inIraq for years at a time tend to crack up, a lot.

It is incontrovertibly true that the security situation here in Iraq has dramatically improved over the last year. Credit the sheikhs. Credit the surge. Credit dumb luck. Who cares. The point is that the security situation here is better than manageable - it's good. That sounds like a good thing, but it may not be. The pressure is off of the government to clean up this mess. Everyone knows that if the police actually quit on Friday, like they keep on telling me they're going to, the Marines will just pick up their slack. We prop up their security, we prop up their economy, we prop up their government.

As long as we prop it all up, there is no incentive to do anything other than take the system for a ride for all it's worth. And that's exactly what every politician in this country in their right mind is doing, from the city council member on up.

But if we left them right now, this whole house of cards would come crashing down just as fast as Al Qaida came crashing back in.

So the devil's in the dilemma - should we prop up this fragile,welfare-state status quo, indefinitely, in the name of security and peace - or should we give the Iraqis some tough medicine, knowing that their failure would be seen as our failure too?

Hey, you tell me. I just work here. At least I get paid.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


When I found this pathetic message, it occurred to me that this was going to happen to a lot of people, and that such important information needed to be passed along in this blog.

"Recently, I was diagnosed with ABCD - Aging Brain Cells Dysfunction. Let me illustrate what can happen when you suffer from ABCD:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose by the driveway, I see my car in the garage and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk back in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking earlier. It was still half full.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye and I notice the flowers need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter where I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set my reading glasses back down on the counter and fill a container with water. Suddenly, I spot the TV remote control. Someone had left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table. So, I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flower vase, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels, and wipe up the spill. Then I head down the hallway trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day, the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm half-full can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only one check left in my checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my reading glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.

I realize I have a serious problem with ABCD and I'll try to get some help for it. But first I'll e-mail all my correspondents and notify them of my problem. Oh, oh - please do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know because I can't remember who to send it to. AND DON'T LAUGH - IF THIS ISN'T YOU YET, YOUR DAY IS COMING!"

Monday, February 18, 2008


The following recollections were sent to me by a good friend in England. In relying on my memory, I believe most of them are fairly factual. Since I detest Hillary Cinton and her draft-dodger husband, I am passing them on in this blog.

Hillary Clinton has been telling America that she is the most qualified candidate for president based on her "record," which she says includes her eight years in the White House as First Lady - or "co-president" - and her seven years in the Senate. Here is a reminder of what that record includes:

- As First Lady, Hillary assumed authority over Health Care Reform, a process that cost the taxpayers over $13 million. She told both Bill Bradley and Pat Moynahan, key votes needed to pass her legislation, that she would "demonize "anyone who opposed it. But it was opposed; she couldn't even get it to a vote in a Congress controlled by her own party. (And in the next election, her party lost control of both the House and Senate.)

- Hillary assumed authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Her first two recommendations (Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood) were forced to withdraw their names from consideration, and then she chose Janet Reno. Janet Reno has since been described by Bill himself as "my worst mistake."

- Hillary recommended Lani Guanier for head of the Civil Rights Commission. When Guanier's radical views became known, her name had to be withdrawn.

- Hillary recommended her former law partners, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, and William Kennedy for positions in the Justice Department, White House staff, and the Treasury, respectively. Hubbell was later imprisoned, Foster committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

- Hillary also recommended a close friend of the Clintons, Craig Livingstone, for the position of director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of up to 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, both Hillary and her husband denied knowing him. (FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene Confirmed in a Senate Judiciary Committee in 1996 both the drug use and Hillary's involvement in hiring Livingstone. After that, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office, after serving seven presidents for over thirty years.)

- In order to open "slots" in the White House for her friends the Harry Thomasons (to whom millions of dollars in travel contracts could be awarded), Hillary had the entire staff of the White House Travel Office fired; they were reported to the FBI for "gross mismanagement" and their reputations ruined. After a thirty-month investigation, only one, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime - mixing personal money with White House funds when he cashed checks. The jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

- Another of Hillary's assumed duties was directing the "bimbo eruption squad" and scandal defense: ---- She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. ---- She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

---- Then they had to settle with Paula Jones after all.
---- And Bill lost his law license for lying to the grand jury.
---- And Bill was impeached by the House.
---- And Hillary almost got herself indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice (she avoided it mostly because she repeated, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I don't know" 56 times under oath).
---And don't forget her part in Vince Foster's "suicide".
--- Hillary wrote "It Takes a Village," demonstrating her Socialist viewpoint.

- Hillary decided to seek election to the Senate in a state she had never lived in. Her husband pardoned FALN terrorists in order to get Latino support and the New Square Hassidim to get Jewish support. Hillary also had Bill pardon her brother's clients, for a small fee, to get financial support.

- Then Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had stolen.

- In the campaign for the Senate, Hillary played the "woman card" by portraying her opponent (Lazio) as a bully picking on her.

- Hillary's husband further protected her by asking the National Archives to withhold from the public until 2012 many records of their time in the White House, including much of Hillary's correspondence and her calendars. (There are ongoing lawsuits to force the release of those records.)

- As the junior Senator from New York, Hillary has passed no major legislation. She has deferred to the senior Senator (Schumer) to tend to the needs of New Yorkers, even on the hot issue of medical problems of workers involved in the cleanup of Ground Zero after 9/11.

- Hillary's one notable vote, supporting the plan to invade Iraq, she has since disavowed.

Quite a resume, isn't it? Sounds more like an organized crime family.


Neal Peirce, a syndicated columnist (, recently wrote an op-ed piece concerning the effect of state registration laws ("Megan's Law" and "Jessica's Law") which were designed to protect children from sexual predators. Peirce claimed that these laws were doing more harm than good. And we now have a new federal law ("Adam Walsh Act") which mandates a national registry to include, in addition to adults, all juvenile sex offenders. (All three laws were named in memory of children abducted and murdered by sexual predators.)

The other day, I had a spirited discussion with a good friend about the residence restrictions encountered by sex offenders upon their release from prison. My friend is a well-educated retired professional, not some redneck jerk. He was most emphatic that all sex offenders, no matter what their crime, should never be released from prison. He preferred they be "taken out and shot!"

Let me make myself perfectly clear. I have no sympathy whatsoever for sexual predators. Shooting is to good for those who sexually molest infants, toddlers and pre-teens. They deserve the death penalty. At the very least, they should serve the rest of their lives confined behind bars, never seeing the light of day outside of prison walls. None of this crap about an abusive childhood or a diminished mental capacity. Those who forcibly rape older juveniles and adults deserve a harsh prison term and, if released, should be required to register as sex offenders.

Thailand is notorious for its child prostitutes, many of them being 12 years old or even younger. While we can't do anything about sleazy European heterosexual or homosexual creeps going there to have sex with little children, American assholes who travel to Bankok for that purpose should simply be prohibited from returning to the United States. I wish it were possible for Congress to enact a law barring the return of these scum bags that would not violate their rights under our Constitution.

Peirce calls attention to the consequences of sex offender registration laws for those who were convicted of lesser offenses than those that I have just described. A "weenie waver" is a sex offender while some jerk taking a leak in public is not. Yet, when the guy taking a piss is convicted of indecent exposure, he is required to register as a sex offender. When a 20 year-old is convicted of having consensual sex with a 17 year-old, he is also required to register.

And now, going from the sublime to the ridiculous, the new federal Adam Walsh Act even mandates that any male juvenile who had consensual sex with a female juvenile must be included in the national sex offender registry, a requirement that is strongly opposed by many prosecutors and by most probation and social service officials.

School teachers who have sex with a student should be fired, have their teaching credentials permanently revoked, and be punished by the law. But, should a female teacher be required to register as a sex offender for fulfilling every red-blooded young schoolboy's dream? I think not! Male teachers who engage in sex with their students, and female teachers who have lesbian affairs with female students, subject themselves to sexual predator laws. But a female teacher, who has one of her ecstatic male students "get lucky" with her, hardly seems to be a sexual predator in the strictest sense of the term.

Registration laws require that sex offenders be identified on government internet websites which are accessible to anyone with a computer. While parents should have the right to know they have a sexual predator living in their midst, these websites have led to harassment and vigilantism. There have been a number of cases in which registrants' residences were damaged or destroyed and/or in which they were physically attacked and seriously injured. When sex offenders are released from prison, society has an obligation to see that they are not subjected to harassment or vigilantism.

Sex offenders are required to register with the police agency having jurisdiction over their place of residency and they must notify the appropriate agencies whenever they move. Registration laws prohibit sex offenders from living within a specified distance of any school, day care center, park or any other place where children might gather. Miami has some of the toughest sex offender restrictions in the nation. Sex offenders in that city are prohibited from residing within 2,500 feet of any place where children might gather.

Miami has thus made it impossible for sex offenders to reside anywhere within that city. Its restrictions have the effect of making sex offenders homeless. Miami has an ordinance prohibiting the homeless from taking up residence under bridges. However, the probation department was forced to place some sex offenders underneath one of the bridges because there was no other place for them to live. They were ordered to register with the police as residing under that bridge and they are visited there nightly by a probation officer.

There is no question that child molesters, notorious as repeat offenders, should be required to register as sex offenders. So should those who commit forcible rapes. So should adult men who have consensual sex with juveniles. And so should "weenie wavers" when they expose themselves to children. However, not those who have consensual sex with someone only two or three years younger. And certainly not the guy who takes a leak in public. And most cetainly not the 15 year old boy who has sex with his 14 year old girlfriend.

Sexual predator registration laws should be more reasonable than they are now. Those convicted of minor sex-related crimes, who are most unlikely to molest children or commit other serious types of sexual assaults, should not be required to register as sex offenders. And no matter how despicable their crime may have been, if sexual predators are to be released from prison they must be given the chance to lead lawful normal and productive lives. Prohibiting them from living within 1,000 feet or more of any place where children might gather does not give them any chance to do so.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Hillary Clinton, possibly our next president, speaks her mind. And they say John McCain is ill-tempered. These quotes are too good to pass up, so here we go.

"Where is the G-dam f***ing flag ? I want the G-dam f***ing flag up every f***ing morning at f***ing sunrise." --From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - (Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991)

"You sold out, you m***er f***er! You sold out!" -From the book "Inside" by Joseph Califano, p. 213 - (Hillary yelling at a Democrat lawyer.)

"F*** off! It's enough that I have to see you sh**-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*dam job and keep your mouth shut." -From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 - (Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good Morning.")

"You f** *ing idiot" -From the book "Crossfire" p. 84 - (Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.)

"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing ass over here and grab those bags!" --From the book "The First Partner" p. 259 - (Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)

"Get f***ed! Get the f*** out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!" --From the book "Hillary's Scheme" p. 89 - (Hillary's various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)

"Stay the f*** ba ck, stay the f*** away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f***ing do as I say, Okay!!!?" -From the book "Unlimited Access", by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - (Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail)

"Where's the miserable c**k sucker?" -From the book "The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Klein, p. 5 - (Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)

"Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!" -From the book "Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72 - (Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)

"Son of a bitch." -From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 259 - (Hillary's opinion of President George W. Bush when she found out he secretly visited Iraq just days before her highly publicized trip to Iraq )

"What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!" -From the book "The Survivor" by John Harris, p. 99 - (Hillary screaming to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans had been invited to the Clinton White House)

"Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can't f*** her here!!" -From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 243 - (Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally.)

" You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being" --- Hillary Clinton -From the book "The Case Against Hillary Clinton" by Peggy Noonan, p. 55

"We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people " -From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 20 - (Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hasert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan.)

"I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe" ---Hillary in 1996" -From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p.6

This ill-tempered, violent, foul- mouthed, hateful, abusive, beastly woman wants to be your president and have total control, as your Commander-in-chief of our Military, the very Military for which she has shown incredible contempt & disdain throughout her public life. Surely we the people of the The United States can easily do better than this.

The references given for these quotes have been confirmed by Snopes (, but the publications do not always give the source of the quotes.

NOTE: The above comments about the ill-tempered Hillary's candidacy are someone else's, not mine. Actually, I'm somewhat inclined to admire her foul language. Hey, she can go moth-to-mouth with any sailor. And with that foul mouth she can hold her own with any of the big boys.

What does bother me is Hillary's reprehensible behavior toward Secret Service agents and others, an obvious character defect which has earned her that title of "The Bitch." Could that account for hubby Bill's long history of extramarital intimacies with other women?

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Despite his long history of alcohol and drug abuse, Willie Nelson has always been one of my favorite entertainers. He has composed and written some nifty country-western songs, done some fairly good motion picture acting, and involved himself in various causes, some of which I certainly did not agree with. I cannot get enough of him singing "On the Road Again."

It is no secret that Willie, to this date, continues to smoke that funny tobacco. It appears the weed has finally potted poor old Willie's brain. He has suddenly weighed in on the side of the nuts who are convinced that the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon were carried out as part of a devious conspiracy by our own government.

This past week Willie was a guest on Alex Jones' nationally syndicated radio show. When Jones asked him if he questioned our government's version of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City, Willie replied, "I certainly do." He went on to say, "I saw those towers fall and I've seen an implosion in Las Vegas; there's too much similarities between the two. And I saw the building fall that didn't get hit by nothing. So, how naive are we, you know? What do they (our government) think we'll go for?"

Willie, Willie, Willie, tsk, tsk, tsk, ........ looks like all that grass you've toked up on over the years has potted some of your brain cells. I too have seen a number of building implosions in Las Vegas and other cities while watching television news broadcasts. And while the Twin Towers collapse did look exactly like those implosions, you cannot just ignore the fact that two airliners full of jet fuel crashed into those buildings.

The collapse of the Twin Towers was investigated by some of the best structural engineers in the world. Willie, all you had to do, or anyone else for that matter, was to Google up "Collapse of the Twin Towers" and you would have learned what those engineers found. The fire from the ignited jet fuel instantly covered an entire floor. As the weakened floors began to collapse, they crashed into the floors below. With the weight of the plunging floors accelerating, the external walls buckled causing all the floors to collapse and pancake. Sorry Willie, but there were no government-set implosions.

As for all you marijuana lovers, let poor old Willie's example serve as a warning to you. If you don't want your brains to become addled, stop smoking those joints. You'd be better off switching to Marlboros despite health warnings to the contrary. And as for you Willie, how about belting out a few more songs of "On the Road Again."