Monday, December 27, 2010

The Socialists Worked Through the Holidays--- Big Time

The 111th Congress, the most unpopular Congress in the recorded history of the United States with an all time low approval rating of 11%, ended last week with a flurry of legislative activity that set a record for a lame duck Congress. They couldn't have done it without the help of their Republican Senator friends who are listed at the end of the posting.  The leftist media is delighted and eager to make the case that last week’s events portend a new era of bipartisan accomplishment, led by the White House, that will extend into the 112th Congress. In typical Obama fashion, while America was celebrating their holidays his henchmen and women were very busy demonizing, regulating, and confiscating.

The real action was in the agencies: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  Here is where the true picture of how the Obama Administration will advance their agenda in 2011 was displayed last week.

The most damage was probably done in HHS.  First the NY Times discovered that what Sarah Pallin called the "Death Panels" was back and being enforced., It was stripped, but in typical Obama fashion, the provision was expanded and sneaked into Medicare.  The defeated provision called for reviews every 5 years between patient and doctor to "educate" the patient on end of life decisions in an attempt to control costs and limit care.  The provision sneaked into Medicare now calls for annual reviews in which the government will pay doctors for these "educational" services.  HHA Administrators had warned their employees against letting these provisions leak to the press, and to prepare explanations there were leaks.  HHS responded to the press reports by blaming the Bush administration which they said put these provisions into Medicare in 2003, a complete and typical Obama lie.  The 2003 provision created a one time meeting with a doctor and patient when the patient entered the Medicare program.

Then on Tuesday, the HHS unveiled new price controls for the health insurance industry. Using new powers granted by Obamacare, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that starting next year, health insurance companies must receive permission from the Obama Administration before they can raise rates by more than 10 percent. Meanwhile Obamacare forces insurance companies to increase their coverage dramatically.  This is to regulate Insurance Companies out of business so they can confiscate or take over all of Health Care just like the admired  system in Cuba. This is only one of thousands of new powers Obamacare granted the HHS. Left unchecked, there are many new health care regulations to come.

Later on Tuesday, the FCC released its “net neutrality” rules, which will allow the federal government to begin regulating the Internet. This despite opposition from Congress and a contrary federal court ruling. Dissenting FCC commissioner Robert McDowell described the unprecedented power grab last week: “Nothing is broken that needs fixing."  After demonizing Conservative Talk Radio (Rush Limbaugh) Obama wants to get control of the Internet early realizing that left operating in a free market environment it could be a huge obstacle like talk radio for a Socialist takeover of the government.

Then on Thursday the EPA announced that it will begin regulating power plants and oil refineries in an attempt to stop global warming. The new regulations will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions by making it more expensive to turn fossil fuels into energy. The State of Texas has taken the EPA to court and the EPA responded by calling Texas a "renegade" state for not adhering to regulations that would drive up energy costs and increase our dependence on foreign oil and Algore sun and wind.  But the Obama Administration did not stop there. Later in the day, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Bureau of Land Management was issuing new rules that would make it harder to develop natural resources on government-owned land. Both of these measures will not only drive up the cost of electricity but will also make us more dependent on foreign sources of energy.

The ability of the Obama Administration to step up their leftist agenda even after it was thoroughly “shellacked” at the polls is not an accident. It is the purposeful design of the Socialist movement, which has been working to undermine the Founders’ vision of our republic for over a century now.

The Heritage Foundation predicts, "This will be the fight of 2011: the unelected central planning 'experts' (including the Czars) of the Obama Administration versus the newly elected House of Representatives and state and local governments. The people are not powerless. Congress still has the power of the purse and can withhold funding for implementing Obamacare or writing global warming regulations. There is also the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to review and overrule regulations issued by government agencies. State and local governments can also thwart the federal administrative state by asserting their rights whenever possible. We can return power from Washington back to the people. Saying good-bye to the 111th Congress is a great first step."

Oh yes, the list of Republicans Who Supported the Socialist Regime in Voting to Weaken Our Military and National Defense:
(Listing only those who will still be in office in 2011)
• Lamar Alexander – TN
• Bob Corker – TN
• Lisa Murkowski – AK
• Johnny Isakson – GA
• Scott Brown – MA
• Thad Cochran –MI
• Susan Collins – ME
• Olympia Snowe – ME

Think about about it, and then get really mad, and then get ready to hold our elected officials feet to the fire,


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We are in for one hell of a dangerous ride!!!

Billy Roy 'ain't' happy about the START Treaty, "In the spring of 2009, former hippie war protester and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a plastic button that was supposed to read 'reset' on both sides, once in English and once in Russian. But while the Obama Administration got the English part right, the State Department got the Russian word for 'reset' wrong, instead emblazoning the button with the word 'overload'. Well at least nine Republican Senators think even though this administration can't get one word right they will entrust them today to get a complete nuclear arms treaty right. You couldn't make something like this up. They call it START, and it looks like it is the start of Obama's disarmament program to pay back George Soros and his other Muslim and Communists supporters who hate the United States of America."

"After this week clearly the Republicans are now on the defense when it comes to our defense. The first order of business will be to ensure that President Barack Obama follows through on the promises he made in his letter to the Senate to fully develop a U.S. missile defense system in Europe. Who really believes you can trust Obama on anything? Senators should also monitor any new rounds of nuclear and defense arms negotiations with Russia to make sure they do not repeat the mistakes of New START. Already there are troubling reports of negotiations about further U.S. reductions of launchers and warheads. With the rise of China and other nuclear states, the U.S. should not undertake any further nuclear reductions that would favor Russia as strongly as New START does or would increase U.S. vulnerability to those that possess nuclear weapons now or in the future."

"The Obama Administration will do everything they can toward nuclear disarmament. Their combined nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament policy is now clear. The policy requires that the U.S. take an additional unilateral step toward nuclear disarmament in order to prove its good intentions in hopes that the bad guys will stop their race to arm terrorists with lethal weapons aimed at the West. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look not only tough, but smart as well."

"Republican leadership and the American people better reverse this President’s cuts to missile defense programs, move to build comprehensive missile defenses, and commit to developing a new generation of nuclear weapons suitable to meet U.S. security needs as rapidly as possible."

"The Dems needed nine Republican Senators to sell out to Obama and the Russians.  Right now it looks like they have at least 9.  What in the hell are they drinking in Tennessee?  There must be a huge pay off:

Lamar Alexander, R-TN
Bob Corker, R-TN

Johnny Isakson, R-GA
Bob Bennett, R-UT (thank goodness he was voted out in November)
Dick Lugar, R-Indiana (a real disgrace)
George Voinovich, R-Ohio (surprise!!)
And of course RINOS, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine

While we are naming names, these are the proud Republicans that helped Obama repeal Don't Ask, Don;t Tell:

Murkowski, Lisa [R] AK (corrupt as a snake)
Kirk, Mark [R] IL

Ensign, John [R] NV
Voinovich, George [R) OH  (the Dems can always count on old George)
And of course RINOS Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine

Lieberman, Joseph [I] CT

Not Voting Gregg, Judd [R] NH

Note:  RINOS are Republicans in Name Only

"These guys paid no attention to the concerns of General Amos, Marine Commandant, 'I don't want to lose any Marines to the distraction,' the Commandant warned last week. 'I don't want to have any Marines that I'm visiting at Bethesda [ Naval Medical Center ] with no legs be the result of any type of distraction... Right now is a very intense period of time for a pretty healthy slice of the United States Marine Corps. This is not training. This is what I call the real deal. And the forces that wear this uniform... came back and told their commandant of the Marine Corps that they have concerns. That's all I need. I don't need a staff study. I don't need to hire three PhDs to tell me [how] to interpret it... [I]f they have concerns, I do too. It's as simple as that'.   In the end, Susan Collins, Obama, Pelosi, Ried, and Olympia Snowe know better."

"Hold on to your seats, folks.  We are in for one hell of a dangerous ride."

Think about it and ask God to Bless America,


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Obama Is Either Stupid or a Socialst, and He Isn't Stupid"

To destroy a Christian Nation at some point in time you must destroy their military.  A good first step might just be to make it a "secular vehicle for social justice".  Just brand the military as a segment of our society that is basically ignorant, barbaric, and locked in a time warp.

Scott Riddle, local rancher and insurance baron, has given the Cafe a formula that they are using to test current events in DC, which is on a path of becoming the Socialist Capital of the World.  Scott's formula was:


Now that the high school football season is over, even though Hubbard went 0-10 and never had a season, Butch Jackson has more time to follow world events, "The Teapartyers did some damage to Obama's plans to take control of the US economy so he is going strong to takeover and cripple our National Defense while we have our guards down thinking we just need to cut Government spending and reduce the deficit.  Obama couldn't agree more about cutting government spending if it weakens our defenses.  With the help of Republicans in name only he pushed through a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'."

Scott says it fits the formula, "I heard the Socialist media DEMONIZING the military by talking about how 'ignorant' military people are by being afraid that gays would attack them in their showers.  Obama says every other military in the world has gays.  He never mentions that most of them don't fight wars and depend on the US for protection.  The REGULATION is clear by forcing the military to become a vehicle for 'social justice' which will cause tremendous disruption while Obama is asking us to fight two wars with our hands tied behind our backs.  In Afghanistan Obama insists we are there to disrupt Al Queda who left Afghanistan long ago.  Meanwhile our troops are fighting the Taliban while Obama's plan is to negotiate a peace with the Taliban and leave.  The CONFISCATE step will come when the Socialists must take control of the military, along with police forces, after having weakened them through REGULATION."

Billy Roy couldn't just sit back and listen to this since more than 15 Hubbard's finest young men and women are serving in the armed forces at this time, "It's a one-two punch.  Obama's second punch is to push the START Treaty through with the Russians.  Try this logic.  The nuclear threat in the world is clearly coming from North Korea, Iran, and possibly from any Muslim Jihadist terrorist that could get their hands on weapons.  So Obama spends a little time DEMONIZING  these threats, and then argues that if we will REGULATE ourselves by reducing our nuclear arsenal and by not developing a nuclear missile defense system the bad guys will respond positively to the example we will set.  As Newt Gingrich says, 'don't listen to what Obama says but watch what he does'.  And what he is doing is weakening our military with aims to CONFISCATE, which has to be done in a Socialist takeover."

Butch came back in, "I bet the next leftist move will be to try to build on the Gay movement's military success by attempting to weaken our family structures even more.  They will try to destroy the definition of marriage which is the heart of the family.  You have to destroy the family if you are going to destroy a Christian Nation.  They will try to sneak this through as Republicans are busy pissing people off by cutting spending and working on the deficit.  Sometimes I think Socialists are smarter than we are.  But it is easy to appear to be smart when you can lie, cheat, and steal all with the approval of the Federal Government and the ggovernment-owned press."

Summing up BM said, "I assume Obama's Muslim buddies don't plan to serve in the US military since they hate gays so much.  In fact gays in the military is a negative for people from any religion.  If your goal is a strong military just seems like this is another one of those upside down things that Obama usually espouses.  Either he thinks the military will be stronger with just atheists or he wants a weaker military.  As Dick Morris says, 'Obama is either stupid or a Socialist, and he isn't stupid'."

Think about it,


Friday, December 17, 2010

Blue States Boss the Military From Afar

A Note From Billy Roy Mitchum Unoffical Chairman of the Hubbard City Cafe


Interesting that the Liberals, who hang out in the Blue States, want to openly force gays in the military over the objections of our military leaders when they provide very few soldiers to the military. If you rank the states by the number of soldiers in the military per capita the Red (Republican) States have 17 of the top 20 with Hawaii being the only Blue state in the top ten. If you go to the bottom, those states who have the smallest number of soldiers in the military per capita, the Blue States (Democrats) have 16 of the bottom 20 in the rankings with only Michigan ranking lower than our largest populated state of California who ranked 49th. There is no surprise the great state of Texas leads all states with 12.8% of enrollments followed by Florida with 7.8%. Our largest state, California, has just over 1% of military enrollments ranking just behind Kansas and even Massachusetts. Yet the land of fruits and nuts has the most votes in congress telling the military how to run their business in fighting wars. Obamaland, Illinois, ranks 38th per capita.

Just doesn't seem right somehow.  Our Secretary of Defense, Gates, claims he is for the Congress forcing the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" because he doesn't want the courts to force it.  Looks to me like this is a lame excuse for kissing Obama's rear at the expense of our soldiers.  Me, I trust the military leaders to decide how we should be defending ourselves and fighting wars more than I trust a Blue State dominated Congress.

I also clipped this from yesterday's news.  Thank goodness Obama is breaking another promise to his Blue State Libs.  "The Obama administration's year-end review of its Afghanistan war strategy upholds a pledge to begin a 'responsible, conditions-based' troop drawdown starting in July 2011 -- but senior military officials downplayed the timeline, telling Fox News they do not expect combat troops to be leaving by that time. "

"Military officials in Kabul dismissed the July time frame as D.C. politics, saying the only date the military cares about is 2014. That's the date NATO forces have set for ending combat operations and turning over responsibility to the Afghan government -- the deadline was agreed to at the NATO summit in Lisbon last month. Officials told Fox News that if anybody is leaving Afghanistan by July 2011, it will be administrative troops on large bases."

So of course it looks like Obama will pull troops out in July without pulling any troops out.  I guess that is like stimulating jobs by driving up unemployment.  Lowering the costs of health care by spending $3Trillion (with a T) of tax payer money.  Saving GM by confiscating it from shareholders.  Protecting the borders by suing the border States in support of the illegals.  Things just seems kinda upside down.

I know you will think about all this.  Sometimes it hurts my head real bad.

Billy Roy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When It Comes to Jihad, Is Obama the Fox and We Are in the Chicken Coop?

While the news media is still flooded with tired old politicians like Pelosi and Reid there are several bright new potential stars headed for Washington.  This posting is about one of them.

President Obama recently once again called Islam "a great religion" which has been "distorted" by a small number of "extremists" to justify committing acts of violence against the West.

But the Qur'an (or Koran) itself, the holy book of Islam, contains over 100 verses calling for violence against Christians and Jews. To give just one example, Sura 9:5 says, "Slay the idolaters wherever you find them."

During a panel discussion sponsored by the Hudson Institute last January, retired Army Lt. Colonel and newly elected U.S. Congressman from Florida’s 22nd District, Allen West, who did combat duty in Iraq, responded to a Marine who asked the question, how do you answer people who say that terrorists are following a "warped" version of Islam?

The panel consisted of a number of former military personnel, who fumbled around trying to answer the question. Col. West finally stepped forward answered the question directly and truthfully.

First, to understand Allen West better, please read excerpts of his views voiced immediately after the Fort Hood murders and then listen to the words of this former military man who understands the nature of the enemy we face:

“Tragedy at Ft Hood”
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas. As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect our Nation. On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.

There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable.

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack.

What have we done with all these prevalent trends? Nothing.

What we see are recalcitrant leaders who are refusing to confront the issue, Islamic terrorist infiltration into America, and possibly further into our Armed Services. Instead we have a multiculturalism and diversity syndrome on steroids.

Major Hasan should have never been transferred to Ft Hood, matter of fact he should have been Chaptered from the Army. His previous statements, poor evaluation reports, and the fact that the FBI had him under investigation for jihadist website posting should have been proof positive.

However, what we have is a typical liberal approach to find a victim, not the 13 and 30 Soldiers and Civilian, but rather the poor shooter. A shooter who we are told was a great American, who loved the Army and serving his Nation and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) stating that his actions had nothing to do with religious belief.

We know that Major Hasan deliberately planned this episode; he did give away his possessions. He stood atop a table in the confined space of the Soldier Readiness Center shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, same chant as the 9-11 terrorists and those we fight against overseas in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operation.

We have Saudi Arabia funding close to 80% of the mosques in the United States, one right here in South Florida, Pompano Beach. Are we building churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia? Are “Kaffirs” and “Infidels” allowed travel to Mecca?

So much for peaceful coexistence.

Saudi Arabia is sponsoring radical Imams who enter into our prisons and convert young men into a virulent Wahabbist ideology….one resulting in four individuals wanting to destroy synagogues in New York with plastic explosives. Thank God the explosives were dummy. They are sponsoring textbooks which present Islamic centric revisionist history in our schools.

When tolerance becomes a one way street it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street. Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic, because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

I make no apologies for these words, and anyone angered by them, please, go to Ft Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims. The tragedy at Ft Hood Texas did not have to happen. Consider now the feelings of those there and on every military installation in the world. Consider the feelings of the Warriors deployed into combat zones who now are concerned that their loved ones at home are in a combat zone.

Ft Hood suffered an Islamic jihadist attack, stop the denial, and realize a simple point.

The reality of your enemy must become your own.

Steadfast and Loyal,
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

Martin Luther King pleaded with Americans to judge all people by their character and not the color of their skin. Dr. King would be proud of the fact that we have two black leaders, Obama and West, who will be judged on their views regarding Islamic Jihad without an ounce of racial bias.

Think about it,


And now the brief video with Congressman West’s view of Islam:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Compromise My "You Know What"

Local banker and world class bass fisherman, Doyle Lee Wholeman, adopted Scott Riddle's formula for Communist takeovers and added some big words. He calls it, first, DEMONIZE secondly, REGULATE, and lastly, CONFISCATE. Doyle Lee says it doesn't just apply to the health care industry, autos, bankers, and other industries, "This week the Socialists are after the successful people. Those who have high incomes and that have accumulated some wealth. Of course, these are also the folks that spend money, contribute big time to charities and churches, and create jobs which is what the US economy and economic freedom is all about. Every job I have ever had came from one of these people.  In the good old days every school child in the country was studying hard and working odd jobs in hopes of becoming one of these successful people. In fact, successful people were seen as role models and heroes."

"Obama and his Progressive Communist friends are practicing old school class warfare. They DEMONIZE by calling them the 'rich' or 'millionaires and billionaires' who want to avoid paying 'their fair share of taxes'. Their suggested REGULATION is a more drastic form of progressive taxation while creating more and more hand outs and stimulus to liberal voters. The CONFISCATION takes many forms. One is requiring ancestors to sell off assets (farms, ranches, and job producing businesses) to pay death taxes on estates that have already been taxed as income. Lenin, himself, could not have orchestrated this any better than Obama and his crowd. It is amazing how many Americans are accepting of this scam."

Butch went to his notes as he is generally apt to do, "Talk about fairness let's look at the numbers and trends. In 1987 the top 1% or those with the highest income paid 24% of all taxes. In 2007 they paid 40.4%. This is after what the propagandist commies said 'Bush gave tax cuts to the rich'. The top 5% of tax payers while making 37% of the total income, pay 60% of the total taxes. Back to Bush's tax cuts. The country had lost 267,000 jobs in the six quarters before the 2003 tax cuts. The country gained 5,307,000 jobs over the next 4 years. And as far as spending goes, the top 2% of tax payers buy 30% of all goods purchased in our economy. And to top this 'fairness' thing off 47% of workers pay 0 taxes. Obama is working hard to make this group larger before the 2012 election."

"Bottom line," as usual Billy Roy pontificated, " if you want less of something tax it more. If you want more of something tax it less. Lower tax rates mean investments in equipment, hiring new employees, and people working harder to keep more of what they earn. It is that simple to an honest man. Socialists who are trying to gain power at the expense of the little people through class warfare are far from honest. They want to divide the 'makers' from the 'takers' in hopes that the 'takers' will soon be in the majority. The sad part of the story is the little man who falls for this idiot pitch, and believes in free lunches, gets hurt the most thinking that government will take care of him. Just look at the poverty in Communist countries like Cuba, North Korea, and of course, the Soviet Empire bankrupted itself. China is moving toward capitalism and creating wealth after years of poverty under Communism."

"Successful people, the makers, will flee excessive taxation. Look at the states. Those with 'fair' taxes based on real estate and sales taxes are prospering. States like Texas and Florida. Those that have added progressive income taxes like the Federal Government (California, New York, Illinois, etc.) are in big trouble because successful people are relocating to states where the tax systems are fair. The more I spend the more I pay but at a fair rate. These 'fair' states are not redistributing income and creating welfare voters to elect corrupt officials."

"I never thought I would see the day that an American business man would flee the US and seek production in China to avoid the high costs of union labor, government regulations, and excessive taxation. Our founders must be spinning in their graves. All the while, Obama and crew are screaming that our move to socialism needs to go faster and faster so that he can 'save us from going over a cliff'. Obama wants higher taxes, more government spending, and more government control over the mean rich people. And most recently we are to believe that Obama will move to the middle and everything will be OK? Last week he said he welcomes the opportunity to debate tax reform with the Republicans over the next two years. He must think we are really stupid."

Let's think twice before we accept any compromise from people out to destroy our republic,


Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Couple of This Writer's Favorite People

Several followers have questioned whether the folks at the Cafe really exist. This picture of Billy Roy and Mom was taken last weekend at the old historic high school building in Hubbard. Billy Roy was performing at a Christmas Dinner. Mom and Billy Roy are the "best buds".  I might add that BM was in great voice for the occasion as he performed with a local group called Glory Bound.

Mom was celebrating her 89th birthday.

Times are good in Hubbard City.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who Still Wants to Stand and Fight?

One of the really good things about this Obama guy is that he has really made the Cafe folks study up on their history as evidenced by Billy Roy's latest observation, "I feel like the Constitution is old Fort Henry and the Communists are out in the harbor like those British ships. The incoming ' rockets and bombs' are in the form of the government passing illegal laws such as  Obamacare, violating bankruptcy laws like the GM/Chrysler bailouts, and not enforcing immigration laws to add socialist voters to name just a few. All their guns are aimed at taking down the American way of life.  Our very liberty (freedom but with responsibility) is at risk."

"Just saw a great video about Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner. Takes a little while to get through it but never have Americans needed to bone up more on their history more than we do as we stave off this attack from the O-bam throwers."

The narrator of this video quotes George Washington, "American Christians would rather die standing  and fighting than to get on their knees."   Our challenge in the US is to keep American Christians in the majority.
Here is the video link:

Think about it,


Monday, December 6, 2010

Thanking Dandy Don for the Good Times

This writer heard this morning of the death of Don Meredith, former Quarterback at Mt. Vernon High School, Southern Methodist University, and the Dallas Cowboys. Don Meredith was 72 years old at the time of his death in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I started following Meredith when he played at SMU. He, and the talented cast that surrounded him, (including a very good running back/receiver named Frank Jackson, who I think was from Paris, Texas) were not only a good football team but were also incredibly exciting to watch.

Don Meredith was an extremely gifted athlete. Those who only saw him with the Cowboys might not think so. After a few years in the early days of pro football Don's knees were so crippled he could barely run. At SMU Don was the tailback in a "spread" formation. On most plays he either threw or RAN the football. This was not all that different than the offensive schemes of the super quarterbacks in college football today, Cam Newton being the best. Recent players like Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, and Vince Young fit in the mold as well.  Don showed them the way as he spread the defensive, forced them to defend the pass, and then ran the ball to pick up critical first downs.

Meredith's basketball skills were almost as good. When I attended East Texas State, now Texas A&M at Commerce, Don held the high school tournament scoring record. Observers told me Meredith would bring it across the half court line, and then "jack it" the first time he got a chance.

Don Meredith lived a good life in Dallas as THE QUARTERBACK of AMERICA'S TEAM. The men liked his humor and athletic ability, and the women thought he was more than a little bit cute. The famed Texas football, baseball, and party star, Bobby Layne, would have been proud of the way Don extended his legacy.  Peter Gent, a former Dallas wide receiver, wrote a book followed by a movie called, "North Dallas Forty" based on the Cowboys.  Meredith's character was named Seth Maxwell.  After reading the book Meredith said, "If I'd known Gent was as good as he says he was, I would have thrown to him more."

Most people will remember Don's exploits on Monday Night Football anchoring with his buddies, Frank Gifford, and of course, Howard Cosell. When the games were over, whether the clock had run down or not, Don would break into song, "Turn out the lights, the party's over."

He also had the following quips along with many, many more:

"If 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a merry Christmas?"

On teammate Walt Garrison: "If you needed four yards, you'd give the ball to Garrison and he'd get you four yards. If you needed 20 yards, you'd give the ball to Garrison, and he'd get you four yards."

His comment when Vice President Spiro Agnew visited the Monday Night booth: "I didn't vote for you, but you do have a nice suit on."

On playing for Tom Landry: "He's such a perfectionist that if he were married to Dolly Parton he'd expect her to cook."

Thank you, Don, you brought entertainment and joy to our lives. Thanks for playing a larger than life role back during the good times.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Don't Mess With BM's Pick Up Truck and More

Billy Roy doesn't like people messing with his way of life, his State of Texas, his friends, or his pick up truck.  Ken Salazar, Obama's Secretary of the Interior, violated all of those this week, "You know meanness don't just happen overnight, and theses Obama guys, like all communists, are really mean.  The Obama administration reversed itself this week by expanding the ban on offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast (note all are mostly Red States). They say the BP oil spill revealed weaknesses in ‘federal regulation’. This, plus the Debt Commission that recommends raising taxes of 15 cents on every gallon of gasoline tightens the ‘Obama noose’ on the oil industry. So in typical socialist fashion, what they can’t get by passing Cap and Trade legislation, they will attempt to get through bureaucratic regulation. Additionally, Obama created two new government agencies to generate more regulations on the oil industry. The bottom line is this action will raise prices of petroleum products for all Americans, reduce tax collections for the US increasing our deficit, eliminates thousands of high paying jobs with unemployment at 10%, and increases our country’s dependence on Arab oil. Bin Laden with the help of George Soros couldn’t have come up with a more damaging terrorist scheme than what Obama and his idiot henchman Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, have done."

Butch picked up on Scott Riddle's formula for communist takeovers and jumped in with both feet, "See the formula at work: First, demonize BP and big oil companies. Second, regulate, regulate, regulate as they tighten the noose. Third, take control and redistribute income."

"In the same week, Obama applauds the Obama-Motors introduction of the Chevy Volt. It sells for $41,000 and costs $40,000 to build which is $10,000 more than it’s competitors which are 3 times more fuel efficient than the Volt. So Obama offsets these pesky little problems by giving any one dumb enough to buy one of these silly little cars $15,000 of tax payer money."

Mom broke several weeks of silence with an infusion of  relevant statistics, "Speaking of tax payers the latest income statistics show the top 1% of tax payers is paying 40% of all income taxes, the top 2% pay 50%, and the top 10% pay 70%. Can you believe the Democrats are trying to use the Bush tax cut extension debates to show how unfair the system is with the rich not paying their fair share. Obviously the socialist want to get over 50% of the voters paying no taxes to attempt to buy enough votes to insure a majority."

BM closed, as usual, with comments on the big picture, "Obama wants to pour fuel on any debate that he can use to position the 'haves' (working people with incomes and companies) and the 'have nots' (everyone else plus those people who represent the 'have nots' including lawyers, the guilt ridden super rich elite, politicians, government employees, and union officials). This is right out of the old communist playbook."

Think about the many ways this same scenario is playing out (energy, autos, health care, education, etc.).


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If Obama Could Fool Swing Voters, Then Anybody Can!!!

Scott Riddle made a rare visit to the Cafe with a message way beyond the normal doom and gloom coming off a Thanksgiving Holiday, "The South Koreans are lucky.  They know who is trying to take over their country.  All they have to do is follow the artillery shells.  Our enemies are more dangerous and really scary.  Last week, just as Pelosi told us would happen, we began to find out more that was in Obamacare. Little things like Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, just told the health insurance companies that they must pay 85% of their revenues for claims leaving 15% for costs and profits. Obviously this is how Obama and his commie pals plan to drive the insurance companies out of business in order for the government to takeover. They call it moving to a 'single payer system'. Everything they do in Obamacare drives costs up and service down. It is clearly structured to make consumers unhappy with the evil insurance companies so the government can come to the rescue."

"That wasn't the only shot fired," joined in Butch Jackson, who is known for coming prepared with several sets of data so that he can respond to most any topic.  "This came the same week that Obama motors went public followed by a huge celebration by the savior of the American Auto Industry. This same government saved Goldman Sachs, former home of the then current Secretary of the Treasurer, while letting one of their primary competitors, Lehman Brothers, go out of business. The same government that by-passes a neutered Congress by creating Czars with huge over paid staffs to write regulations to cripple American businesses forcing them to crawl to the government for bailouts."

Scott is a well known Texas Hold'em player of some renown and is not without some knowledge of strategy,"The formula is clear.  First, demonize companies, whole industries, and capitalism itself.  Second, regulate, regulate, and regulate to protect the public and to weaken and intimidate these evil companies (emissions for autos, forcing bad housing loans on banks in the name of social justice, excessively regulating pharmaceutical companies in the introduction of new drugs, phony global warming schemes to control energy futures, forcing greater services on insurance companies while controlling their pricing, etc.)  Third, control business either through crony capitalism, social democracy (state capitalism), or direct communist control."

Butch gets really pumped when he hears about formulas and stuff and is not beyond excessive name dropping,  "Nothing new here.  Nothing that Hitler, Lenin, Castro, Mao, California, and others haven't done before.  All they do is change the names of their techniques.  The Chinese are now calling themselves 'State Capitalist' which means the State controls the companies no different than the Communists did before.  They are just trying to deceive the world since they are expanding their markets dramatically.  Meanwhile the State controls everything including their currency to gain advantages in free markets.  Hitler called his government 'Social Democrats'."

Billy Roy Mitchum brought some hope but a lot of scary stuff as well, "Thank goodness there is push back from folks like the Tea Party.  You would think that business leaders would be the first to defend the Constitution against these new corporate raiders but it appears they have all become a bunch of deflowered steers.  They spend millions to send their lobbyists to Washington in hopes of getting a favored position with these commies.  Take GE, they once were led by a true patriot named Jack Welch, and now they are the worst Obama boot lickers in DC.  They just don't seem to make em anymore like the old Ford guy, Lee Iacocca.  The Chrysler and GM leaders just took their separation pay and gave the company to the unions and government without even a whimper.   Screwed the shareholders to high heaven.  As far as I am concerned we just have one car company left, Ford.  I trust Toyota more than the other two."

"Meanwhile, Obama’s freeze on federal employee payrolls announced last week is really just a partial freeze that applies only to 2011 and 2012 cost of living increases. Most federal employees will still receive seniority-based pay increases over the next two years, and no one’s federal benefits will be affected.   Retirement age for federal employees is 56 which is ridiculous.  Current federal pay plans give the average federal employee 30–40 percent greater total compensation (wages and benefits) than a comparable private sector worker.  And Obama is acting like he has really stepped up to the plate.  As is always the case with Obama, it is just a bunch of BS." 

"These next three years are pivotal.  The formula is clear and the foundation is laid for a Communist takeover.  We are balancing between state control and freedom.  Right now I think the odds are 40/20/40 that we could go either way.  The 20 represent thoughtless swing voters.  If Obama can fool them, just about anybody can.  Or hell, he might even do it a second time.  Last week I ask one of the Drug Store Libs why he voted for Obama.  I said was it ignorance or apathy that made you do it?  His answer,' I don't know, and I don't care'."

Think about it,


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In With the Military and CIA and Out With the Politically Correct Lawyers

"The American people have handed over our country to lawyers whether they are politicians, judges, ACLU pukes, practicing attorneys, political suck up military leaders, or practitioners of political correctness. Most of them are all power and money hungry sleazy lawyers. Take what just happened in California. Albert Brown raped a 14 yr old girl, got paroled, and then raped and strangled a 15 year old with her own shoe laces. He didn't stop there as he called the little girl's parents and verbally tortured them with vivid descriptions of her murder. The California system of justice, run by lawyers, sentenced old Albert to the death penalty. That was 30 years ago. His execution was stayed a couple of weeks ago until 2011 because they were not sure his execution would be painless because they didn't have the necessary medications available at the time of his execution. Hell, I would've jerked a rope around Old Albert's neck within 15 minutes of his sentencing some 30 years ago and saved the tax payers millions while sending a message to rapists and murderers that God fearing, law abiding people frown on that stuff." Seems Billy Roy is somewhat ornery coming off his back surgery.

The room somewhat erupted in response with Butch's voice winning out as is the usual custom, "This lawyering political correctness crap is OK as long as it is harmless, but most of the time these days it's not even semi-harmless. They have us distracted about getting patted down and pictured nude at airports, meanwhile Obama and our Attorney General Eric Holder are putting the whole world at risk due to their incompetence in governing in a time of war against terrorists. Since these two lawyers hate the military and intelligence agencies they both guaranteed convictions if we try the terrorists in civilian courts. Obama said one year ago, 'I have complete confidence in the American people and our legal traditions and...the tough prosecutors from New York who specialize in terrorism and have brought multiple convictions before are telling us that they will convict this person with the evidence they've got going through our system.' Just like he guaranteed no one would lose their insurance coverage or pay higher taxes. And what happened last week? A New York federal jury acquitted alleged Al Qaeda accomplice Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on Wednesday of all major terrorism charges in the 1998 suicide bombings of two U.S. embassies in Kenya (home of Obama's father) that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. They found him guilty of one charge, conspiracy."

Even the world's greatest waitress, Linda Hoerton, got into this one, "I hear they threw out evidence that this Ahmed guy had bought the explosives to make the bombs. Just because this captured military combatant terrorist slime bag informer had a little water poured down his snout. Whose side are these lawyers on anyway?"

BM came back in like a hawk on a field mouse, "Can't you just hear an Al Qaeda recruiter talking to some frustrated Muslim teenager at this very moment. 'Look what happened in the New York court. Even the infidels know our cause is right. They found brother Ghailani not guilty on 224 false charges. When you serve Allah, he will serve you.' These guys know better than anyone what a joke the American defense and security systems have become under the governance of Obama and his liberal lawyers."

"So what's next for our great protector, Obama? He wants our Congress to drop everything and approve his START Treaty with the Russians. What nation in its right mind would let Obama and his intellectuals negotiate a nuclear treaty when the major debate around the world is whether Obama is a Communist enemy of the State or just a totally misguided incompetent narcissist who watches ESPN all day?"

"Meanwhile in the real world at 2:43 PM local time yesterday, North Korea fired artillery rockets at the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong setting dozens of residential homes ablaze, wounding three civilians and fifteen soldiers, and killing two South Korean Marines. In August, the North fired 110 artillery shells near Yeonpyeong and another island. And in March, 46 sailors were killed when a North Korean torpedo sunk the Cheonan. Clearly Hillary and Obama's strategy of using sanctions against N. Korea and Iran while hoping China and Russia will bring sanity to these goofballs is a disaster and is putting the free world at risk. Maybe Obama thinks putting gays in the military will scare off the bad guys."

"Seems like we should keep a guy like Obama focused on little things like health care, saving the world from global warming, putting salad bars in grade schools, and determining whether the Auburn quarterback should be eligible for post season play."

"You are putting some heavy thought on us today, BM. I don't know the answer, but I do know if things keep on, then we aren't going to have a choice. Hubbard City is going to have to get our own lawyer," whimpered Butch in his saddest voice since he was last asked by a transient person about Hubbard's football record of 0-10 this year. Seems Butch's senior year they were 1-9, and Butch don't like finishing second to nobody.

On second thought, maybe we shouldn't think about all this for a while. Let's just give thanks for the elections this month.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Even More Curious About The Character of Public Men

This writer had lunch at Billy Mack Waller's Country Kitchen which is right across the street from the Hubbard City Cafe.  My only reason for being there is Billy Mack cooks the best cheese burger in these United States of America. Also, Bill has some pretty good signs on the wall like, "I've got what it takes: But nobody seems to want it".  While there, Billy told me, "Nancy Pelosi is so mean she would vote her own county to go dry and then move to another county.  And that ain't right!"

Billy's quotes remind me of Samuel Adams who said, "The public can not get too curious concerning the character of public men."  I am curious these days about all of these scanners in airports that are looking right through people's clothes no matter whether the people are 13 years old or 80.  No matter whether they are Catholic Nuns or West Texas Cowboys.  Being politically correct, Secretary Janet Napolitano, who runs Homeland Security, treats everyone the same as she looks for explosive lotions and powders.  Meanwhile, as my hero, Charles Krauthammer says, "The Israelis are the experts.  They look for terrorists, not lotions.  They profile like any sane organization would.  Profiling is not only the most effective approach, but the most efficient."

My curiosity really peaked reading the following news about one of the scanner providers:

OSI Systems Chief Executive Officer Joins US Presidential Visit to India

HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO, was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting, which was held by the US India Business Council (US IBC). The goal of the meeting was to promote further trade between US and India.

Then the news that our old friend George Soros dumps his half million dollar investment in OSI just two days ago adds more stink to Obama, Napolitano, Soros, and friends.  Old Samuel Adams was ahead of his time.  This writer predicts that the new Republican House will investigate and find Obama corruption that will make Nixon, Clinton, etc. look like choir boys.  It will probably start with those thugs in the Justice Department and reach out to Chicago of course.

Across the street Scott Riddle held court at the Hubbard City Cafe. Scott likes to serf the net looking at sites like the Communist Party USA to scout what he calls, "Obama and our competition". Scott was pretty wound up in delivering his latest report, "The Commies are really going crazy about the recent elections. They said Republicans won with big lies, hatred, fear mongering, and racism. They fed the following list to their faithful:

1. A lie that  Obamacare would establish 'death panels' to determine standards of care
2. A lie that Obama's stimulus bailed out Wall Street
3. A Lie that Obama's spending created the deficit (just because it went from $400B to $1T)
4. Republicans generated hatred for our Black President
5. Republicans suppressed the voting of Hispanics
6. The Democrats didn't have a good narrative to explain the deficit.  The commies fear this could result in a movement to reduce the size of government.

The Communist Party's website define themselves as the 'Peoples Movement' made up of progressives and Labor Unions. Their greatest fear is 'this notion' pushed by Republicans that the country needs a smaller federal government. The Communist argue that health care, housing, and nutrition can only be solved by a large and strong federal government. They urge their followers to fight for the following major programs at this time:

1. Dramatically cut military spending (this is naturally the only cut they want to make)
2. Defeat any efforts to reduce the number of Public Union Employees
3. Raise taxes on all citizens with high income
4. Support comprehensive immigration reform by immediately passing the Dream Act which would put illegal immigrant children through college and endear Hispanics to their progressive movement and the Democratic Party.

It is obvious that the commies feel they can take over if they can get enough people into unions and provide amnesty to illegal immigrants. I challenge anyone to find one thing in Obama's play book that is not in the play book of the Communist Party of the USA."

Well said, Scott,


Friday, November 12, 2010

Butch's Big Dream About Old Crazy Noah Rings True in 2010

When word gets around Hubbard that Butch Jackson has had another big dream it is beginning to make it hard to get a chair at coffee time, that being 3:00 PM everyday but Sunday.  This week Butch came in with a really big one.

Here it goes, "This dream puts me right in the middle of a big deal going on several hundred years BC (that being 'before Christ' for those of you guys who live on both coasts). It seems there is this guy named Algore  who has surrounded himself with the most famous scientists of the era, and some local venture capitalists, of the times, who all have become somewhat interested in building personal wealth. Algore is going from village to village scaring women, children, and local dimwits about the evils of water. Seems Algore believes that the middle eastern area of the earth could be threatened by flood if evil water wells got out of control with excessive flooding to the extent that the world, as Algore and scientist knew it, could be destroyed. Algore's speeches were accompanied by scrolls and parchments depicting hand drawn graphics of mostly little children and pretty women drowning in pools of water."

Billy Roy has had enough, "Stop right there, Butch. You really dreamed this stuff? Even if you didn't the story is going to have to pick up a little to keep me awake still being on my happy pills to some extent due to my recovering back surgery of course."

"It more than picks up, BM. Check this out. Algore and friends come with big time reform solutions. They call it 'Bring Your Cup and Trade'. They set up something they call exchanges at each water well. If one lady at the well doesn't fill up her cup she must buy a credit for the water she didn't use from another lady who did use her water. This intent was to use the water up so it wouldn't flood.  Of course Algore gets a commission for handling the transaction as he says he is also measuring the water to keep the earth from flooding."

"I bet the water credits were pretty cheap, how did they make much money doing this," came back BM, always a little skeptical of Butch's stories for a number of really good reasons.

"There is way more," smiled Butch, giving the audience a hint that BM had really opened this conversation up in a way that might not be so good being some folks needed to get back to work. "Algore and friends also declared that most camels and donkeys don't drink enough water. They get the local Romans to declare that all such animals must be bought in the future from Algore who had a way more expensive set of vehicles, but claims they drink more water which will keep the earth from flooding.  They name their new animal breeds, The Californians.  Algore also advertises that their poop doesn't stink.  He doesn't stop there.   Algore also gets some regulations passed that call for new cups that have holes in the bottom spilling water and a bunch of other stuff like that. So Algore and buddies not only save the world from flooding but make a s__t pot full of money as well."

Sweet Lou feel hook line and sinker for the pause that Butch put in at this point, "Sad story Butch. That stuff just don't seem right to me."

"Not over, Lou. This local boat dealer known as Old Crazy Noah, who is supported by someone named God, who opposes folks like the venture capitalists, shows up in the nick of time. Seems he just builds this great big boat even though Algore has already saved the world from flooding."

BM is really tugging at his hat and starts jingling his truck keys, "Close it down Butch. It looks like it might take a weird turn here if you aren't somewhat careful with your memory."

"Winding down, BM. Seems a rain comes from the sky, not the water wells, for 40 days and most of those nights, and slap dab drowns everyone except this guy Noah, his friends, family, and favorite animals. These animal breeds become known as Texas Longhorns, Shorthorns, and of course, omething called Polled.  Kinda restarts the whole world over without the venture capitalists, scientists, and government regulators."

"And what about Algore," Mom had to ask.

"Oh rumor has it he is living in South America some place under another name and is running drugs into Mexico."

This writer just wonders out loud if maybe Butch's dream wasn't influenced by the fact that when the Republicans won back the House putting a damper on CAP AND TRADE that the price of carbon credits being sold on the Chicago Exchange went from $7 a ton to 10 cents a ton shutting the exchange down. Just maybe the safety of our World is still in the hands of God instead of the Algores, venture capitalists, scientists, and government regulators.

Think about it,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let The Games Begin!!!

Billy Roy Michum is getting out a little now coming off his back surgery and seems he has some pent up gusto when it comes to the political scene, "Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, also known as the Iron Lady, once said, 'Socialists eventually run out of other peoples money'.  Well seems that has happened in the US and most of the world.  Or to put it in local terms, 'the s--t has hit the fan'. America has reached a point where citizens and politicians can't put things off any longer. The growth of federal government has exploded, not just in spending (up from approximately $20,000 per household in 2000 to $31,000 today), but in its reach. Government now sticks its dirty hands into every nook and cranny of our daily lives, from the type of toilet we can purchase, to the mix of fuel we can put in our cars, to the kind of light bulb we can use. Government policies have all but stopped domestic energy production (that would be US oil and gas) while pouring billions of public dollars into stupid alternative energy subsidies (that would be the wind and sun and stuff), reflecting the elitist, 'progressive' faith that bureaucrats can pick winners and losers better than private markets. As a result, energy is too expensive and we have grown too dependent on foreign oil. And now, unelected bureaucratic jerks have been empowered to dictate what health services we will purchase and how and from whom we will receive them."

Well, this little intro sent the coffee drinkers into a frenzy being that they don't even know what decaf is.  Sweet Lou Tekell, pulled his new Hubbard City Cafe hat down real tight and entered the fray, "Good call, BM.  Obama's Deficit Reduction Commission made their pitch today which puts the putt on the ice so to speak.  Little O and the Libs will get out early with a proposed agenda that includes stuff like:

 Tax hikes (as many hidden as possible) particularly on higher income

Claims their health care plan and a bigger government takeover, will reduce costs

Arguments that we need to dangerously reduce military costs while closing down agencies like the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency for those of you in Mr. Calm)

And last, but not least, putting more  businesses under government control and regulation. 

Mao, Stalin, Castro, and Chavez would be envious of this plan."

BM came back, "Exactly Lou.  That's why I have asked Butch to draft a Hubbard City Cafe 'Proclamation On Cutting Stuff'' to drive economic recovery in these United States.  What have you got , Butch?"

"Alright guys our position is basically something like a smaller more restrained federal government, reduced spending, lower taxes, and strong defense.  These are the first steps that I will be emailing to DC this afternoon.  Let's compare these details with the recommendations of Little O's Commission:

One:  FREEZE AND CUT SPENDING:  First and foremost, the age of entitlements must end. Rather than allow these programs to bankrupt us on autopilot, Congress should set firm and enforceable budget caps for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  Congress must also immediately freeze discretionary budget authority at 2010 levels; and cut at least $200 billion from the federal budget for fiscal year 2012.

Two:  REPEAL OBAMACARE: Congress must immediately pass a bill that repeals Obamacare. Until Congress is able to get the President to sign a law repealing Obamacare, it must withhold funding, block key provisions and override regulations carrying out Obamacare. Only after Obamacare is rejected, can Congress undertake a careful, thoughtful legislative process to make practical adjustments that allow the free market to provide affordable, effective health care insurance choices.

Three:  STOP THE OBAMA TAX HIKES: Congress must reject the Obama tax hikes, and make permanent the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, thereby helping the economy grow and create more jobs.

Four:  PROTECT AMERICA: Congress must pass a budget resolution that won’t put our troops at risk or leave Americans vulnerable. It can do this by providing for defense an average of $720 billion per year (to be adjusted for inflation) for each of the next five fiscal years, in addition to the funding needed for ongoing contingency operations. Congress must make the defense budget as efficient as possible and reinvest dollars achieved from reforms in the military to offset the cost of modernizing and developing next-generation equipment.

Five:  GET CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT: Congress must immediately reestablish legislative accountability by posting complete legislation, ending earmarks, reviewing all unauthorized programs and respecting constitutional limits on government. Congress must check executive branch overreach with aggressive oversight, roll back recent government interventions, stop unnecessary administrative regulations and sunset new ones, restrict bureaucrats’ rule making authority and override expansive executive orders."

BM closed, "Hit the send button real hard, Butch, and let the games begin."

Join in folks,


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cafe Proud to be Looking to Reagan and the Old Dead White Guys

Remember when they asked Ronald Reagan how the government was going to solve a problem? His answer, "Government doesn't solve problems, government is the problem." Republicans need to tattoo this on their visible body parts because Obama will ask the new congressman over and over how they are going to solve the debt problem.

The election is over and now the folks at the Cafe, being the central headquarters of conservative thought in all of Hubbard City, have to focus on the big question, "Where do we go from here?" It's not like people like Billy Roy Mitchum haven't been thinking about that, "It is critical that we not lose sight of what we are fighting for in this country in the year 2010. There are code words that guys like Obama use to signal his intent. Words like 'progress'. He said today that he thought we could still make 'progress' despite the election. We can still move 'forward', and not go 'back'. These are code words for Progressive Socialists who have committed their lives to gaining power over, and for, an UNLIMITED federal government. Among their circles they worship the concept that in a changing and complex world a government must change and progress as well and should not be limited by the ideas and principles of old white dead guys like Madison, Washington, Adams, Franklyn, and Jefferson."

Butch backed BM with facts as usual, "In only two years Obama, Pelosi, and Reid have enlarged the federal bureaucracy dramatically. They clearly believe if you can't nationalize it yet, then at least regulate it. Progressives for years have moved the details of regulation and implementation of legislation from the legislators to a permanent class of government bureaucrats in agencies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and of course, Health and Human Services (HHS). These agencies call their laws 'rules'."

BM took the baton in a full sprint, "This will be the biggest challenge the new Congress will have to face upon their arrival in January.  The progressives  like to peddle the myth that President  Bush deregulated much of the U.S. economy. But this is just plain false. By every objectively measurable metric, the size and scope of the regulatory state grew significantly under Bush, we thought at the time. However, Obama's regulatory regime is currently rising at more than twice the rate that Bush's did. No wonder our nation's job creators can't help us escape near double digit unemployment.  Business is being crushed by regulations.  Big regulations mean big government means big regulations.  It is a death cycle for free capitalism." 

Piling on with more facts and figures Butch re-entered the diatribe, "I just read where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to issue new regulations on emissions for boilers used in facilities like oil refineries, paper mills, and shopping malls. The EPA claims their new regulations will only cost the economy $9.5 billion by 2013. But the American Chemistry Council says the cost will surpass $20 billion and kill 800,000 jobs. Who is right? We don't know. But what we do know is that if you total up all of the new regulations already passed by the Obama administration last year, using their own cost estimates, fiscal 2010 saw the largest increase in regulatory burdens placed on the U.S. economy in the nation's recorded regulatory history."

"And most jobs come from small businesses. According to a report released last month by the Small Business Administration, existing total regulatory costs already amount to about $1.75 trillion (with a T)annually. This 'hidden tax' on the economy is nearly twice as large as the sum of all individual income taxes collected last year. Adding to this burden, federal agencies issued 43 new rules during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. The total cost of these rules, each one individually calculated by the Obama administration itself, was $28 billion."

"And these guys are just getting started.  Obama claims to have saved us from the pirates on Wall Street while lowering health care costs when the truth is the Obama administration is planning to inflict a regulatory tsunami on the U.S. economy during their final two years in office. The 2,319 page financial regulation bill (that saves us from Wall Street) requires 243 new formal rule-makings by 11 different federal agencies. The 2,700 page Obamacare bill (that saves us from Insurance Companies) contains more than 1,000 instances where Congress instructed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to regulate the health care industry".

"In the name of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklyn this is what the tea party of 2010 is about.  Regulation is a boring and complex topic, but something that threatens us and our way of life even more than Legislation.  We have to dismantle these Czars and agencies and return government to the governed."

It is a clear warning from both Reagan and the Cafe that we the people must GET CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT: Specifically, Congress must immediately reestablish legislative accountability by posting complete legislation, ending earmarks, reviewing all unauthorized programs and respecting constitutional limits on government. Congress must check executive branch overreach with aggressive oversight and investigations, roll back recent government interventions like health care, stop unnecessary administrative regulations and sunset new ones, restrict bureaucrats’ rule making authority and override executive orders. This is a Big Job!

Think about it. Our brilliant founders nailed it. It is pretty simple.  We just need to go backwards to go forward.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Cafe Warning: Vote and Beware!!

Butch relates a lot with Albert Einstein and quotes him in a plentiful manner on occasion, "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Butch has an old trick of following such a proclamation with a long silence in hopes that someone will ask him the relevance of such a big statement. Knowing full well by now Butch's routine, the cafe usually 'out-silences' Butch which they did on this particular morning. "So, I hope all you guys vote next week and get your friends, family, and loved ones to do the same."

Scott Riddle, local conservative activist and nephew of Tris Speaker, hall of fame baseballer from Hubbard City (probably the only one at least that we have found so far) decided he should intercept Butch before he went back to Einstein, "Jim Ainsworth is a writer of some local renown all over Texas and even beyond sent me an email quoting P. J. O'Rourke, a man of considerable conservative wisdom, and it reads: Perhaps you're having a tiny last minute qualm about voting Republican. Take heart. And take the House and the Senate. Some people are concerned about little things like Christine O'Donnell in New Hampshire announcing that she's not a witch. (I ask you, has Hillary Clinton ever cleared this up about herself?)

Simply put, Democrats hate our guts.

They don't just hate our Republican, conservative, libertarian, strict constructionist, family values guts. They hate everybody's guts. And they hate everybody who has any. Democrats hate men, women, blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, straights, the rich, the poor, and the middle class.

Democrats hate Democrats most of all. Witness the policies that Democrats have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless enough to vote for Democrats."

Billy Roy Mitchum, staying one step ahead at all times even as he recovers from new surgery on an old back, "This P.J. guy nailed it. I think we all need to vote Tuesday, and then beware. Obama will be blocked from legislative domestic attacks on the country in both the House and the Senate (not having 60 votes in the Senate). So what will he do? He is packing up 40 air planes as we speak to take wife, and even the little girls, to India. They have rented a 560 room hotel for their photo shoot."

"Whats the concern, BM?" asked Aunt Martha, always pressing the boys to stay relevant.

"Obama, blocked on the domestic front, will move to Foreign Affairs, and it will be easy to do. Remember, he always uses a CRISIS as an excuse to pass his Socialist agenda. The next two years he will have plenty of reasons to cry 'crisis'. All the bad guys around the world know they have only two years left with his timid and incompetent regime to cause havoc in the free world. Just this morning the North Koreans took some pot shots at the South Koreans."

Scott Riddle, in a pretty surly mood anyway what with the Rangers down two games to the girls in San Francisco (did you see that pitcher's hair in game one?),"You nailed this one, BM. It is much tougher for a Congress to rein in a President on foreign affairs. Obama will attempt to give away the American store to George Soros and his Socialist and Muslim friends. Halloween starts Sunday and will go at least another two years. Folks should beware!"

Sounds like Tuesday is just the start of the next American Revolution, which will be tougher than the last, with a guy sitting in George Washington's chair who is either incompetent, America's enemy, or both .


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Progressive Lapel Pin: One Big Old White Flag

Sweet Lou Tekell watches a lot of TV and is a world class channel flipper, particularly when something happens like Tony Romo getting his collar bone broken. Last night his flipping landed on Fox News, "They had this former Iranian Foreign Minister talking about our mid-term elections of all things. He said that these guys are going to put off their negotiations with Obama about Nuclear weapons until after the elections because they aren't going to agree to anything that the US wants, and they don't want to hurt the Democrats until after November 2. Combine these comments with the news that Iran is providing the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, with literally sacks of cash money (like $2m every two months) for his personal slush fund, and the pentagon leaks of just how much Iran was sending weapons and fighters into Iraq and Afghanistan to kill American soldiers, and you wonder if someone like Obama has any chance of coping with this Ahmadinejad guy."

"I don't wonder, I know Obama can't handle Ahma(whoever)," erupted Butch Jackson, local master of world events and facts of little to no significance. "And when you think that Obama, in all his wisdom, has our people like Patreaus sitting down as we speak with the Taliban and Iranians in Afghanistan briefing them on our strategy in hopes that they will negotiate some agreement that lets Obama pull out of what he called 'the good war' makes you shiver, and I don't shiver very easy at all."

There was some period of silence as the folks pondered on the thought of Butch shivering followed by Billy Roy's entrance into the conversation, him still being at home and on his fancy speaker phone, "I am afraid shivering won't get it when it comes to Iran. If it would Obama would be in good shape. So far, Obama’s policy toward Iran has been to incrementally increase sanctions by building a weak coalition and allow the sanctions to create shifts in Iran’s domestic political situation. Of course everybody that knows anything knows this ain't no strategy at all. With my time off I have researched just what kind of foreign policy platforms these so called Progressives endorse behind the scenes. When you get through reading this and shivering, you'll be lucky not to pee in your pants:

• Declare an end to the Global War On Terror (GWOT)
• Repeal the Authorization to Use Military Force
• Withdraw all of our troops from foreign countries and bring them home immediately
• Close all military bases in foreign countries
• Reduce and limit the size of our armed forces to a level reasonably required to defend our homeland from attack
• Treat terrorism as a law enforcement problem and assign the primary responsibility for solving it to the FBI
• Repeal the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the recently passed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (2008)
• End all domestic spying and wiretapping unless it complies with the Fourth Amendment, the Title III Electronic Surveillance Act, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (2000)
• Abolish the Central Intelligence agency
• Release all prisoners seized as part of the GWOT (Global War on Terror) who are not scheduled to be tried in federal court and release the ones who are acquitted
• Abolish the use of military tribunals
• Abolish the Department of Homeland Security

"So this is the list that Obama has in his pocket, and this is who we have negotiating with Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, N. Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, China, and not to mention negotiating Nuclear Arms treaties with the Russians. It looks to me like Obama does have a flag on his lapel, probably his pajamas only.  And it is a big old white one."

Maybe it is to scary to think about his too much unless you have a really strong bladder,


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Surprising Praise for House Leader Pelosi from the Cafe???????

Butch Jackson came into the cafe this week with all barrels blazing and in a T-shirt that said 'Party Till You Puke', "Did anyone see that witch, Pelosi, this weekend?  She said that the Dems would retain the House, that the polls were split evenly on approval of ObamaCare, and then spewed that socialist s__t that the biggest problem in the nation is that we are not taking  from the rich and giving to the middle class fast enough. We are doing OK on salaries, but we need to give them more 'ownership and equity'.  She said it is all about fairness.  I don;t know how she can be so caring and sweet with that skin pulled so tight on her face."

"I guess that means we need more things like ObamaMotors.  They took GM and Chrysler away from shareholders and gave it to the UAW while keeping most of it for the Federal Government as they claimed to be saving the US auto industry.  Pelosi says stuff like that, and she is so rich she couldn't go broke if she tried.  Darned if she don't fly around on a big old jet with a bar bill that costs more than 4 to 5 middle class folks can make working hard."

Butch proceeded uninterrupted and without caution as is his usual style, "My gosh, this gave me a nightmare.  Right there in the middle of the night  I dreamed I was working for Pelosi and watching her 'communications chief', who was a 7th year sophomore from California Berzekely University of an undeterminal sexual persuasion. Seems this spinner followed up his/her bosses remarks by sending a survey to their foremost political enemy, that being the Hubbard City Cafe of course. The dream was like really real, and the survey and polling looked like this:

As a result of Speaker Pelosi's interviews this weekend would you say Ms. Pelosi is:
1. Stupid                                   0
2. A Liar                                    0
3. All the Above                        10

"After getting the results the communications expert went to the 'antonym' dictionary (for those of you from Mr. Calm she was looking for opposites or upside down words) and found the following:

Antonyms for Stupid:         Astute, smart, clever

Antonyms for Liar:            Square shooter, straight shooter, straight arrow

"OK, having done her research this communication's specialist put out a press release about this survey:"

Surprising Praise for House Leader Pelosi

In her pursuit to stay in touch with all of her constituents, the historic first woman to be House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, polled the radical conservative extremists at the Hubbard City Cafe. Results were surprising.  First the poll was unanimous in that all respondents gave the same feedback. Secondly, when given the opportunity to describe her leadership traits in very negative terms, no one in this extreme group selected descriptions that would conflict with the pollster's views of her being  a smart and clever straight shooter.

Objective political analysts across the nation interpreted this as admiration from her political foes for Speaker Pelosi's historic achievements while serving as the first woman House Majority Leader and the 2nd in line, behind the VP, to the most significant political position in the world. Ms. Pelosi when presented with the polling results said 'she would continue to serve all of the American people and only wished  Hubbard City had a landing strip large enough for here to visit and thank the folks for their support..  Speaker Pelosi also voiced,' her sincere hope that this support from the Cafe would lead to a healing of all political wounds and a return to civility and bi-partisanship in Washington as she and President Obama prayed for on a regular basis'.

Billy Roy being the only one left listening about Butch's dream since he was on one of those fancy speaker phones recovering from back surgery from climbing up on too many stages to sing those sad Merl Haggard songs broke in, "Butch, I'm still here cause I don't have anyplace to go. Can we do a wrap here?"

"Sure, BM. My wrap was I waked up hearing myself screaming and then turned right there into a spittin mad man. That Pelosi drives me crazy.  Anybody that would believe her and vote Democrat has their head so firmly planted up their rear ends that it is unlikely that they would ever have another point of view.  BM......BM, are you still there? Well I guess I'll pick up the check today since everyone seemed to leave kinda early."

Seems like the lonely people like Butch and Nancy P. are having to stick together these days, even if it is in their dreams. And Nancy P. is not even going to have Butch on November 2.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Where's The Love?

In six man football they have a "hog law rule" which says when one team gets ahead by 45 points the game is called. In eleven man football no civility exists as evidenced by Bremond's gluttonous tromping of the Hubbard Jaguars by 56-0 on Friday night of this very week. This writer asks, "Where is the love?"

With Bremond this uncalled for hostility evidently goes all the way back to 1957 when this writer was a 150 lb. sophomore quarterback for the Central Texas number 1 ranked Hubbard Jaguars. Bremond's Tigers were ranked number 2, and since both teams had open dates on the same Friday night, school officials wisely decided (must have been Democrats) on a Wednesday to schedule a game in Bremond (of all places). It just so happens that three of us had taken off to attend the Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City, Kansas on this "open" week. We arrived riding in the back of a pickup truck in Hubbard on Friday afternoon just in time to catch the bus to Bremond (a trip of about 50 miles no less).

In the first quarter this sophomore QB got lucky on a quarterback option and went 60 yards for the first score of the game. My celebration ended abruptly when as I arrived back on the field as a defensive safety to see and hear the entire Bremond team (made up of 11 gigantic Bohemians), pointing at me and in unison yelling, "Kill number 13". Again I ask, "Where's the love?" Needless to say the next time we ran a quarterback option I chose to pitch the ball back to our real running back and went back to my cerebral quarterback duties. All of this on the way to a 14-19 loss of our number 1 ranking. This series of events turned me away from a professional football career as well as ending any desire I had to become a future farmer. I committed, and semi-dedicated, my life after this to "finding the love"!

So where is the love? Let's take a process of elimination approach by looking at places where folks are receiving NO love:

The View (ask Bill O'Reilly if you don't believe me)

Small Business Owners who make more than $200k

Target Stores who donate money to business friendly politicians

Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico citizens who want the US Government to either enforce immigration and drug smuggling laws or get out of the way

Insurance Companies who stand in the way of government run Obamacare

Auto Company investors and dealers who got in the way of Obamamotors

Doctors who went into their profession to help people and make money

Tax payers who aren't sharing enough with non-taxpayers

People who work who aren't sharing enough with people who don't work

People who think jobs are created by private sector employers

Young mothers who give birth to children without husbands

Polluters who drive cars, manufacture goods, till soil, and breathe

School boards who want to compensate good teachers and fire bad ones

People who want to thank God and ask for His help in Public

People who think it is wrong to destroy a baby in a mother's womb while not caring as much if you destroy an Eagle's egg (against the law)

Military leaders who think they should decide who they need in the military to win wars and how to wage those wars

People who think marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman of all things

People who think politicians should be elected for no more than two terms and impeached if they perjure themselves to to their voters

People who think the USA was founded on Judeo/Christian first principles

People who think our founders meant it when they said "All men and women are created equal and are endowed by God with certain unalienable (unchangeable) rights among these Life, Liberty (balance between freedom and responsibility), and the pursuit (an effort to attain) Happiness (good fortune and contentment)"

This list just seems way too long. Some of these folks should be getting some love. Guess we don't have much love left except for losing six man football teams.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Miners In Chile Didn't Need The ACLU

Aunt Martha reported the turnout for coffee at the Cafe was fairly light today what with Obama appearing on every one's favorite channel, that being MTV.

Butch says, "Dennis Miller says the Pres is running out of audiences he can pen up and get to listen to him. In fact Miller says the miners in Chile came up early to avoid Obama who was threatening to go down and hold one of his town hall meetings in the caved in shaft."

Scottie Anderson, father of the offensive co-ordinator of the Mississippi Southern University football team and local song leader at the number 1 Baptist Church in Hubbard, took over the discussion from here, "The ACLU and other Lib Elites had a bad day yesterday. An evil American company, Center Rock Inc., took it on themselves when they heard the miners would not be reached until Christmas, at the earliest, to take their drilling technology to Chile. They started with a 5 inch hole that ran down to the distressed miners and within 33 days had increased the hole to 28 inches enabling them to have the miners out in 69 days instead of the 150 days fore casted. This certainly saved some lives, and maybe all 33 of the miners."

"And wow, would we like to have Chile's President, Sebastian Pinera. He is the real thing. A seemingly honest, hands-on, positive, Christian leader. No junk about separating God and State here. He asked for God's help, and thanked God in his first act once the miners were freed. President Pinera really seems like he is a man of the people. He praised the life, health, integrity, and dignity of Chile's workers.  Sounds like that old fashioned stuff that our founding fathers called 'natural rights granted by our creator'."

"Did you hear the first things the miners asked to be sent to them down in the mine were toothpaste and Bibles. One miner named Sepulva, said 'I have been with God and with the devil. I was given a choice. I seized the hand of God, it was the best hand. I always knew God would get us out of there'."

"Survivor experts say when people are faced with the issue of 'am I going to live through this, or is this the end?' the single strongest determining factor is their belief in God. The US Navy did an exhaustive study that resulted in Faith in God as clearly the most important factor in surviving life threatening situations."

About this time Scottie was interrupted by the strong voice of Billy Roy blaring over the speaker phone, "Maybe folks will wake up and even start talking to God in other places where we need some help.  Places like schools, congress, and even football games."

Since Hubbard folks aren't talking about football games this year that pretty much broke the coffee meeting up, right there.

God, please help only those of us who need it,


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mr. Obama: Disclose This!!

"Did you folks see that Billy Mack Waller (who runs the Country Kitchen across from the Cafe), got so fired up about Jim's blog on religious liberty that he put up a new sign? It says 'In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash', " these opening remarks from Joe Borger Heard kept the folks from having to talk about Hubbard's homecoming loss which took the place of their first win of the season, again.

"Meanwhile, our President says he is working day and night to create jobs for the American people. Seems to me that employers create jobs by running successful operations. The better the company does, the more jobs the company creates, and the better employees do. So why isn't Obama helping businesses? Just seems that simple, and yet this Harvard and Columbia graduate (maybe he did or maybe he didn't) just doesn't seem to grasp this first principle of Capitalism. He constantly shows his unbecoming hatred for employers, that is all employers except those government and union employers."

Well Butch Jackson, almost fully recovered from some major surgery is beginning to feel his oats again, "With last week culminating in an increase in unemployment, this poor excuse for a President, Barack Obama, told a crowd in Philadelphia this weekend that;'special interest groups' like the Chamber of Commerce are 'spending unlimited amounts of money on attack ads.' The President continued: 'It could be the oil industry. It could be the insurance industry. It could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose. ... Now, that’s not just a threat to Democrats - that’s a threat to our democracy'. Obviously this is a sleazy attempt to attempt to silence debate as the President faces a huge defeat in mid-term elections."

"Obama will be pushing what he calls 'The Disclose Act' that would exempt labor unions and other Obama interest groups while trying to silence the voices of free enterprise before his 2012 election. On Face the Nation this Sunday, even CBS host Bob Schieffer confronted White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod about a New York Times article showing that White House charges of 'secret foreign money' 'stealing our democracy' were completely baseless. Schieffer asked: 'Is this the only charge, three weeks into the election that the Democrats can make that somehow this may or may not be foreign money coming into the campaign?' He then asked Axelrod 'can you prove it?' To which Axlerod answered 'can you prove they aren't?' Shieffer, who usually carries water for the Libs answered, 'Is that the best you can do'? Seems even Obama supporters are beginning to recognize sleaze when it is rubbed all over them."

"He constantly demonizes American companies while passing every red tape regulation you can imagine to bog businesses down while increasing taxes and government mandates like health care. Hell, he still has a freeze on drilling for oil in the Gulf that applies to everyone but China, Cuba, and Mexico."

Billy Roy Mitchum could hold back no longer having just read a copy of the Tyler Courier Times that a friend provided free of any charges since BM is fully recovering from back surgery and was calling in on one of those fancy speaker phones, "Meanwhile, let me tell you about one of these evil American companies just up the road east of here in Tyler, Texas. For the past two years Brookshires Grocery Company has chartered a private plane and flown World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. They call it their 'Heroes Flight'."

"This year 37 veterans participated, all free of charge. The company provides everything for the trip with 25 escorts including nurses to accompany those who require special care."

"The veterans are sent off from Dallas after a fire hose salute on the runway. Crowds enthusiastically applaud as they board in Dallas and they deplane in Washington. Senator John Cornyn of Texas hosts our heroes as they tour the Senate, World War II Memorial, and Military Cemeteries. Every veteran's story dwarfs anything most of us will ever do in our lifetimes. Talking about that time in their lives is still difficult for most, but they are more comfortable sharing these stories among themselves. You know how that it."

"Thank goodness several were recorded like Basil Dollins, 86, of Gladewater, still struggles with the memory of 19 dead crewmen laid out on the deck of the USS Pensacola, hit eight times by shore batteries while covering the Marine landing at Okinawa. 'Hundreds more were wounded,' he said, 'but I remember those 19'."

"J.W. Gresham, 90, of Tyler, was a private in the U.S. Army and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He recalls the sheer terror of being locked in a German boxcar with 60 other POWs as British planes bombed the rail yard. Gresham would remain a POW for 139 days."

"Hank Pendergrass, 86, of Tyler, saw combat as a tech sergeant with the 27th Infantry on Okinawa. 'We went in with 160 men, and only 60 came out,' he said. 'We added 30 men as replacements and went in a second time … again, only 60 came out'.

American companies like Brookshires are rarely recognized for truly patriotic acts unless someone like BM speaks up. They should not be demonized by anyone, and much less someone like Barrack Obama who has never done one constructive discoverable thing. These companies not only have a right, but an obligation, to voice their opinions.

Our veterans continue to make huge sacrifices for our liberties. They deserve our thanks, respect, and give more than we can ever repay.

And our children and grandchildren deserve better than to have their futures wrecked by Obama, Axelrod, and cronies.

November 12,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

And On the 8th Day God Needs to Come Back and Repair Families

Chairman Billy Roy kicked off today's discussion, "Scott, you have the floor.  We have stirred up a lot of dust about the problems of our educational systems, and we did some serious dumping on people like Opra, and as I recollect, you were going to suggest some specific things that need to be done to first improve our family situations, and in turn our schools as well."  As evidenced here, there are certain times that BM's sentences get pretty long.

Scott Riddle responded, "Well the preamble is mine, and then most of the other things I have to say come from school teachers I know.  My preamble has to do with this 'separation of church and state thing' that the Libs crow about.  It is a fact that no where can this church and state separation thing be found in the Declaration of Independence nor the US Constitution.  The term was used by one Thomas Jefferson in a letter in which he was worried about protecting states, local governments, and the folks from the Federal Government forcing a particular religion on everyone like they did in England.  Old smart Tom wanted to separate the state from supporting a particular religion not to separate the state from God."

 "He never intended to ban God from government, schools, football games, or any other place where the people choose to pray or talk about God.  In fact the founding fathers would tell us that we have no chance of making this republic form of government work without basing our governance on Judeo Christian principles.  Our fundamental right of Religious Liberty was intended to enable people the freedom to worship and spread their religion as they choose." 

"The reason I mention this first is that anyone who wants to ban God from our children and our schools is not serious about fixing our problems.  In closing on this issue I would pose the question:  What nation would be stupid enough to let a tiny group of atheists force their people to attempt to solve their problems without God's help?  Can't be done, and the founders and all smart people know it.  Who would want to stop people from praying that God watch over their football players?  Particularly if you have a real good team."

"Since our government likes to regulate things to protect us, let's give them a list of things to regulate to assist families and by assisting families assisting schools as well:

"So number 1, let's start by making sure all laws and policies support and encourage marriage while discouraging divorce and having children out of wedlock.  And, don't even think about redefining marriage to include same sexes, polygamist, or any other crazy ideas.  Half of all marriages today end in divorce, and 42% of Blacks, 30 years and older, have never  been married, while 65% of Black children are reared by single parents.  Today's welfare and divorce laws weaken the institution of marriage."

"Number 2, laws and policies should encourage and support work and make welfare rare, and truly a safety net.  If mothers continue to have children out of wedlock, they should not be rewarded.  In fact, if this situation persists, the children should be removed, adopted,  and put into good homes.  Do welfare the old fashioned way."

"Number 3, fathers should be held financially responsible for their offspring period)."

"Number 4, 'Do Gooders' should be allowed tax breaks for helping the East side of their hometowns.  Instead of unmarried Movie Stars adopting kids in Kenya and using them for publicity photos on magazine covers and then handing them off to nannies, they should adopt needy children in East Los Angeles, East Austin, or East Hubbard City.  My gosh, we have all seen the problems caused by bringing Kenyan kids to the US, just look at the White House."

The same thing is true for churches, charities, and local businesses who spend money and resources in poor countries around the world while doing very little for their own communities leaving it to the government who just screws it up and makes it worse."

"Number 5, REGULATE AND ENFORCE our existing immigration laws like the President and Congress have pledged to do.  What sane nation would take an education system drowning with students from bad families and dump another 10 million or so non-English speaking, non-tax paying illegal law breakers on top of the mess?  Enforce the borders and then create responsible immigration policies and enforce the law.  Impeach any politician who refuses to do so, starting with the head man."

"Number 6, as the founders intended, get the federal government out of family issues and education.  Eliminate the Department of Education and leave communities alone to take care of their own children.  Leave those taxes at home.  Don't take them to Washington and make locals kiss rear ends to get there money back."

"Seventh and last cause I ran out of ink, encourage families and schools to practice their Right of Religious Liberty striving to follow God's natural laws and the golden rule (love thy neighbor as thyself) as best we can without forcing any specific religion or church on any citizen.  Like most things God will fix these problems if we ask Him and listen real good."

Butch couldn't resist getting into the act, "Great ideas, Scott.  If we could attack these family issues it would be easy to change some school things like paying good teachers for good work, firing bad teachers, disciplining the students (heck get the paddle back out), and getting the unions, atheists, and socialists out of the schools.  Replace the Federal Department of Education with a House Committee on Un-American Activities and turn them loose on those communists meddling with school children."

Billy Roy was quick to add a suggestion as well.  "Regarding the kid's school menu and forcing them to eat those eqq whites, I don't think a hamburger, some peach cobbler, or a little fried chicken now and then is going to overly harm the little squirts.  Heck, look at us. We are more apt to live too long than not long enough, and we ate the good stuff."

Well, the Cafe folks have given us some stuff to think about.  I still think we could speed all this up if we divorced California from these United States.  In hind sight the Spaniards played a dirty trick by getting us to annex those people.