Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Philippine Trip pics...

(TOP)Philippine politics at it's best. The government spent billions of pesos to build a bridge that will save five minutes. The sad thing is that only about 1% of the population of Leyte will actually drive over the bridge. (ABOVE)This pictures was taken on the island of Mindanao. The motorcycle is called a "skycab". I'd like to take our fearless leader Mr Obama for a ride on one of these "skycab's".

(TOP)Part of my parents land in Dagami. (ABOVE)My brother's relative in Caragara. He raises roosters. The unofficial past time of the Philippines is "cock fighting" or "sabong".

(TOP)My mother in law is building a very BIG house in Cabadbaran. (ABOVE)My son PJ and Auntie Ansing.

(TOP)The fiesta at my parents house in Dagami. (ABOVE)We visited the MacArthur statue in Tacloban.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back from vacation!!!

I got back from a vacation from the Philippines. It was my parents turn to host a fiesta in their baranguay(barrio). I had a blast and was entirely happy, because I didn't see the Supreme Leaders face everyday, the Obama. He sure has grabbed a lot more power for the federal government in the 3 weeks I was gone. Now gas is up to $3 a gallon in California and for some reason the MSM is silent. I wonder why??? They've just drank the Obama kool-aid and like to pretend that everything is honkidori. I'll be sharing some photos pretty soon and next I'm going to vent like crazy. Small kids and older persons should leave the room if they don't like cussing.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Isn't she lovely???

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Wanda Sykes sees the humor of 9/11; White House not

Everybody's a comedian until they have to actually be funny. And that is an awful lot harder.

As The Ticket noted here with a full transcript, President Barack Obama pulled off his written jokes Saturday night at the White House Correspondents dinner with near-perfect timing. Some with real barbs.

Wanda Sykes was the hired jokester for the evening of topical humor and as often happens when such personalities venture out of nightclubs and into hotel ballrooms, many watching in tuxedos or on TV thought she might have gone too far with a couple of her lines.

(UPDATE: Sykes in an interview with Extra says she was warned not to use any F-bombs or the N-word and she was insulted by the suggestion she might.)

But she did take on a favorite Democratic target, the conservative Rush Limbaugh, and his previous substance abuse as the most listened-to and talked-about radio talk show host. Fair enough perhaps. He's taken on the president.

But to top it off, Sykes then tied Limbaugh to the tragedy and mass murders of 9/11.

"I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker. But he was so strung out on Oxycontin that he missed his flight ... I hope his kidneys fail. How about that?"

Limbaugh said he had no comment.

But today, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, as he knew he would, was asked about the reaction of the president, who also spoke at the annual banquet, but as another invited guest of the correspondents association.

To protect the president, no doubt no fan of Limbaugh, Gibbs said he had not talked to Obama specifically about the "joke." And the White House had nothing to do with booking such celebrities, risky or not.

But Gibbs put the White House down firmly on the side of Sykes' critics, saying some things should be subjects of serious reflection and not comedy and he felt the president would list 9/11 as one of them. See exactly how Gibbs puts it in this brief C-SPAN video from the daily White House press briefing.

Watch the president in this video; see if you think he disagrees with Sykes at that moment. So, hoping Obama fails is outrageous, but hoping someone dies from kidney failure is funny.

Why are liberals so angry? You'd think they were out of power. They own the legislative, executive branches and are in position to tip the judicial branch in their favor for a LONG TIME. The Republicans are basically speed bumps in Mr Obama's mission to change this republic to a SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY. Wanda Sykes is an idiot. I saw her stand up routine many years ago. She portrayed herself as some important mucky-muck in the CIA. It turns out she was a "procurement specialist" at the NSA, WTF is that? A glorified secretary??? No disrespect to secretaries. I can't believe we good taxpayer money in supporting her ass. Thank God she's out or my respect for our intelligence agencies would have fallen a notch.

Monday, April 27, 2009

This is why McCain lost...

McCain: Cheney Wrong, Don't Declassify Memos

WASHINGTON – Releasing classified memos showing whether harsh Bush-era interrogation methods yielded useful information from terrorism suspects is not necessary, Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday in a public disagreement with former Vice President Dick Cheney.

After President Barack Obama released four memos this month revealing the Bush administration's legal justification for methods such as waterboarding -- a form of simulated drowning -- Cheney called for declassifying any memos showing that these techniques succeeded in producing valuable information.

"No, I don't think it's necessary, to be honest with you," McCain told the CBS program "Face the Nation."

Many experts say harsh interrogations lead to unreliable information because a person will say anything to stop them.

But the New York Times reported last week that Dennis Blair, Obama's national intelligence director, told colleagues in a private memo that the harsh Bush-era techniques yielded "high-value information" that "provided a deeper understanding" of the al Qaeda organization.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, also opposed prosecuting officials who worked on interrogation policy in former President George W. Bush's administration.

"We need a united nation, not a divided one," McCain said.

"Are you going to prosecute people for giving bad legal advice? ... Maybe there's an element of settling old political scores here," added McCain, who was tortured during more than five years as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.


White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett reiterated that Obama is letting Attorney General Eric Holder decide on moving ahead with any prosecutions.

"I think the president has been very clear, and what he said is, 'We need to be a nation of laws, we need to be consistent,' and he leaves it to the attorney general to figure out who should be prosecuted for what," Jarrett told CNN.

Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said a special commission is needed to get to the bottom of the Bush-era interrogation policies.

"It is not from some idea of vengeance in doing this. But we know that there were a number of people that made the decision to violate the law, a number of people who said that we don't have to follow our Constitution, others who wrote memos basically saying the president and the vice president are above the law," Leahy said on the CBS show.

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama opposes such a commission, saying the Senate intelligence committee's ongoing inquiry is the proper place for such fact finding.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the intelligence panel, told CNN on Sunday the investigation "will take six to eight months."

McCain cited President Gerald Ford's decision in 1974 to give his predecessor Richard Nixon a full pardon to any crimes to move the nation past the Watergate corruption scandal that prompted Nixon to resign. "Most people in retrospect believe that Ford's pardon was right, because we moved on. We have got to move on," McCain said.

McCain also said the Bush administration officials responsible for authorizing harsh interrogation methods in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks have been "held accountable in the court of public opinion."

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I respect Senator McCain's service to our country, but his moderate tendencies are what lost him the election. From illegal immigration, global warming and so-called torture, Senator McCain was wrong on many issues. If Mr Obama is going to go public with the our past interogation techniques, he should also release the information we gained from those techniques. Mr Obama has made our country's defenses weaker by stopping waterboarding and releasing what was authorized. Our intelligence operative were able to stop an attack in Los Angeles. Now what are they supposed to do with the "non-enemy combatants combatants" talk sternly to them. This is crazy. When our country is hit again, I know exactly who to blame.