Monday, September 27, 2010


 Detractors of  "The Draft" will cite the short term higher cost.  That it will cost an exorbitant amount of money to train the plethora of young inductees who are predicted to serve a mere two (2) to four (4) years and bolt.  However, the adage that career soldiers volunteer and are not drafted may not be as accurate as it once was.  Notwithstanding, the long term cost benefit analysis to American society will reveal that it is well worth the investment, regardless of the attrition rate.  The Israelis have drafted their young men and women for generations and look at the character of their society.

In reality, the only real issue most politicians are concerned with is getting re-elected.  So with polls resoundingly rejecting the notion of reinstating the draft; it is of no surprise that Obama supports the idea while most other folks in the cesspool of D.C. move to quash the proposal.

We redeploy our young warriors over and over again.  They are worn out physically and mentally.  Soldier deaths, serious bodily injury and post traumatic stress disorder are more and more commonplace.  The available new recruits are often times ill prepared for what is asked of them and the old guns are burned out.  The cost of this reality is unacceptable. 

To be viable, the draft must be TRULY fair and equitable.  Political favor and political correctness can have no place in the draft.  Every conscript must serve to the best of his/her capacity; regardless as to birth right.
Having a U.S. Senator as a parent is of zero consequence with respect to eligibility and assignment of duties.
Any LEGITIMATE impairment shall be "common sense" considered in deciding how best an individual shall serve his country. Flat feet, psoriasis, diminished intellectually capacity, religious pacifism, etc. are insufficient to warrant a total exemption of service.....everyone is not a front line warrior but politicians' kids are not going to be photographers either.

The consequences of a military draft are not as readily apparent as one might suggest.

If the children and grandchildren of Congress serve like the rest of American families; the decision to declare war will be taken more seriously.  Once American troops are engaged, our boys and girls will take precedence over political correctness and profiteering by the industrial military complex. 
Politicians will provide the mission objectives; while combat strategy will be determined by real military leaders.
The tragic lessons of Viet Nam have been too often's time to pull out the embedded reporters and put in the sons and grandsons of our Congressional leaders.
A Mosque filled with enemy combatants will no longer be a safe haven if a single American soldier is thereby placed at risk.  Wars will be fought to win.

Soldiers from all walks of life will be forced to live, work, fight, pray and die as brothers and sisters.
People will be judged more by the content of their character than by the color of their skin or by the God they worship.
The comradery that grows from the Esprit de Corps is based on a commonality of experience and character.
Hardship does not have to breed the bigotry that plagues America's street and prison gangs.
Privilege does not have to breed the bigotry inherent in college fraternities and sororities.

Imagine if young inner city high school drop-outs had the U.S. Marine Corps as a role model instead of joining the Aryan Nation to survive in prison?
Discipline, sacrifice, pride in self and country and a marketable skill will provide a better future than the lessons learned in gang life.
A kid might not know who his baby daddy was; but he'll never forget who was his Sergeant Major.
Imagine if a young poor black Marine saved a privileged white boy's life on the battlefield?  That white boy will have a whole different appreciation of PEOPLE if he subsequently joins a fraternity in college.

The diversity agenda of America's politically correct highlights the differences among Americans instead of the is no wonder that class envy, racism and cultural bias is at an all time high.

The broader the gene pool of our military personal; the stronger and more effective America's fighting force will be...........AND the more unified our fellow Americans will be towards each other.

FREEDOM is the most expensive PRIVILEGE a people can fight for......and we must ALL contribute to the best our ability.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Texas is Bush Country.  It is a conservative Red state.
The energy capital of the world and home to NASA. 
The Lone Star State has minimal union influence and a strong military presence. 
Texas is a right to work state with NO state income tax. 
Texas business has minimal government intervention and as a result thrives in comparison to other states. 
We are home to the best barbeque in the world. 
The Texas Medical Center in Houston is world renowned. 
Friday nights highlight the best high school football in the country and successful college programs heavily recruit our boys.
Texas' farms, ranches and fishing industry feed not only Texans; but also many families outside of our borders.
Texans are not ashamed of their strong faith in God and the right to bear arms.....we don't "cling" to these beliefs out of fear; but rather stand strong for our freedom and convictions.

Obama's "Bush bashing" is wearing thin.
His agenda highlights the dismantling of NASA, moving the energy capital to Brazil, crushing American health care, unionizing the Texas work force, ostracizing Christian values, imposing unprecedented tax burdens on Texas business.........heck, Cap and Trade might even make it impracticable to tailgate.

Texas is a state of mind that Obama detests.  I get that.
But what I don't get is why District Attorney Pat Lykos is steering  the Harris County District Attorney's Office in self-destruct mode?  Does she not care, is she that oblivious or this a deliberate act?  Either way she's making the notorious Chuck Rosenthal look more and more competant and moral every day; and I am NO Rosenthal fan by any stretch.

Pat Lykos has professed to be a Republican for longer than most of us have been alive; yet her bizarre behavior contradicts basic Republican principles.
Republicans support responsible behavior and are therefore strong advocates of real justice. 
Merit and common sense are touted to trump political correctness at the GOP HQ.

Prosecutors should be treated equitably and with self respect by the District Attorney.  If cronyism, deceit and hypocrisy are the hallmark of Lykos and her lieutenants what should the community expect from the ADA foot soldiers?
Lykos' blatant self interest over community justice is largely ignored by the media so long as she promotes their liberal agenda.  Who knew?
Lykos is a fool of a prosecutor but a damn savy politician.  Because without media coverage, Lykos is confident that only a relative handful of folks will ever know what a truly disastrous job she is doing outside of our little courthouse world......and that will never be enough votes to make a difference.
Lykos' fatal flaw, however, will be the growing number of monied players who are disgusted with her behavior and ready to support a tough qualified opponent.  Money talks and bullshit walks; so the Harris County District Attorney's Office will have her day of redemption when a Rock Star prosecutor instead of a politician takes the helm in 2012.

Lykos may be an expert at saying, " I'm the queen of the Harris County Republican Party and support The Rule of Law"; but she does not appear to have the slightest idea what that means.

Ronald Reagan was a true Republican.  He stood out as a great  leader because of his core values. 
Reagan had faith in Americans as a people and gave that back to us.
He was not afraid to surround himself with a team of advisors based on merit and ability.  Reagan was secure enough to appoint the most qualified people to positions of power instead of the most malleable.....America's interests came first. 
He created an environment that rewarded hard work and sacrifice. He fostered a pride in America.
He did not throw his people under the bus. He did not base his presidency on blaming Jimmy Carter.  Reagan led by example with honor and respect.  America flourished.
Reagan's principles were reciprocated when Alzheimer's overwhelmed him.  His cabinet not only had Reagan's back, they had our country's back.

A great leader is measured not by what he accomplishes for himself, but for those he leads.

Lykos and Obama will be remembered for many things.............but never as great leaders.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


After reading Murray Newman's latest Blog at, "Life at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center"; it struck me how eerily similar Pat Lykos and Barrack Obama really are.
So in that light I thought it would be interesting to list the top ten (10) similarities that pop to mind....... 
Please feel free to add any characterisics that I miss.

Obama/Lykos Commonalities:

1.  Minimal (if that) qualifications to hold their elected position. Obama is a "natural born" US citizen over 35 years of age. Lykos has a pulse and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. If anyone is aware of other job related qualifications either of these folks have I'm all ears.
2.    Narcissism.
3.  When speaking in a public forum, the audience might as well be a third grade home room.
4.  Spare no expense when spending tax payers' money on their own personal office decor, personal travel and other non- essential personal benefits.
5.   Blame their predecessor to mask their own ineptness.
6.   Promote self serving legislation with total disregard as to the consequences or the Constitution.  Obama's Health Care reform. Lykos' DIVERT Program.
7.   Re-name existing policy and then claim it as their own.
8.   Surround themselves with incompetent yes men.
9.   Are media whores.
10. Have cocktails and a smoke with Satan every Friday afternoon......

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Craig Young of EASY CHAIR posted the following:

In Federal District Court on July 20, 2010, the ATF won a conviction from an Austin jury that defies logic and reason. In a trial before Federal Judge Sam Sparks, government lawyers conceded Texas resident Paul Copeland did not know his buyer was an illegal alien, but the jury they should convict him anyway because he "had reasonable cause to believe" he was selling to an illegal alien because the two men and a boy who were present at his table at the time of the sale: 1) were Hispanic, 2) spoke Spanish, and 3) wore cowboy clothing. And the jury did as asked. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Freel acted as lead prosecutor in the case.

The firearm transaction at issue occurred on January 16, 2010, at a gunshow at the North Austin Events Center, at 10601 N. Lamar Blvd., in Austin, Texas. Undercover ATF agents followed Mr. Huerta, his son, and another Hispanic male, Hipolito Aviles, around the "Texas Gunshow" that day, and claimed to observe Huerta’s transaction. Austin P.D. used Copeland’s case as the reason to close down the gunshow, leading to a protest by Austin residents in front of APD headquarters on January 25.

Mr. Copeland is a 56 year old Cedar Creek resident and Vietnam veteran who liked to buy, sell, and trade firearms as a hobby. On January 16, however, he had the misfortune to sell a handgun to Leonel Huerta Sr., who spoke both English and Spanish. Huerta Sr. negotiated his purchase from Copeland in English, showing Copeland his Texas Driver’s License. At Copeland’s trial Huerta admitted on the witness stand, that he is in the country illegally, (Huerta Sr. had previously admitted this fact to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Leo Buentello). ATF Agent Shawn Kang claimed he saw Huerta later hand off the gun to Aviles. Despite these admissions, Huerta Sr. was never arrested, charged, or deported. Instead, his presence at the gunshow was used to entrap an American citizen into an unwitting violation of a federal gun control law. Huerta Sr., who is a resident of the City of Austin, appeared as a witness at the trial, admitted he was in the country illegally before federal prosecutors and a federal judge, yet he was allowed to leave the courtroom under his own power. To date Huerta Sr. has not been prosecuted for his purchase, possession, or disposition of the handgun he bought from Copeland, while Copeland is now a convicted felon.

"Instead of busting the illegal alien for buying, they bust the citizen for selling," commented Paul Velte, attorney and founder of Peaceable Texans for Firearms Rights, a gun-owners rights advocacy group from Austin. Velte asked, 'who was in a better position to know the buyer’s immigration status, the buyer or the seller?" He also said, "What happened to Paul Copeland should enrage all Americans. The Federal Government is using illegal aliens to entrap citizens lawfully exercising their right to sell firearms. The illegal alien walks free, but the citizen gets convicted. The same government charged with controlling immigration is the one using illegal immigrants to attack its own citizens. Does this make any sense? It makes no sense unless the purpose is to discourage attendance at gunshows and frighten citizens from selling their firearms to other citizens."

Velte pointed out that "There is no way for a citizen to know who is here legally or not. In fact, under Austin’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy, not even the police officer at the door of the gunshow was allowed to ask a person’s immigration status, yet the average Texan inside the show is expected to assume that a person standing before them with a Texas driver’s license is in the country illegally just because they look Mexican and speak Spanish." Velte noted that the federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona was based on that very type of conduct: Concluding someone could be here illegally based on their looks or their language. Velte said gun owners in his group are outraged, and they want to know:

1.Why is the illegal alien who purchased the gun, Leonel Huerta Sr., still living in Austin?

2.Why does he still have a Texas Driver’s license?

3.Why is ATF using illegal aliens to set up and convict American citizens?

4.What has he been promised for his cooperation?

5.Why has he not been prosecuted? He committed three distinct crimes: he purchased a firearm knowing he was an illegal alien, he possessed the firearm, and he transferred the handgun to another illegal alien (Hippolito Aviles, who was convicted and given time served on June 30, 2010).

6.Why has Huerta Sr. not been deported?

Judge Sparks sentenced Copeland on August 27 to six months confinement and 24 months of probation, and called Copeland "a liar" for not admitting guilt. ATF confiscated Copeland’s entire gun collection and initiated forfeiture proceedings. Copeland was also fired from his job due to the indictment, and he would have lost his home to foreclosure, if not for his family stepping in to pay his mortgage while he serves his sentence."

How's that for political correctness?

Monday, September 6, 2010


If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water that little fella will jump out right quick to survive. 
However, if that same frog is placed in a pot of cold water which is then heated; it will not take evasive action, but rather will be complacent and perish as the water boils.
So go the frogs at the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

People fear change and often grasp at any excuse not to rock the boat ......never realizing that they can actually swim to shore.
Life throws some overboard to sink or swim, others jump on their own volition and some are content to sit idly on board as the ship sinks or putters along.

Educated Americans living in this great country have choices.
An individual may choose to listen to the voice that tells him that security, safety or even great wealth trumps integrity and honor. OR he may choose to listen to the voice of righteous values AND walk the walk.

The dignity inherent with the freedom to DO, not merely SAY, what is right BECAUSE it is the right thing to do is what separates us. It is what USED to make GREAT prosecutors.
On the other hand, politicians, cowards and the politically correct tend to merely talk the talk.

Which voice will you listen to?