Just got back from a scout camping trip. We went up to Camas WA to a little lake. While I don't come right out and say that I'm a radical right-winger (though I would if someone asked or it was an appropriate time) I make thoughtful and persuasive arguments on all political issues when they come up in these group settings.
Whether it's a sales tax (Others: I'll support it if they will reduce another tax) or open primaries (Others: It seems fair, I vote my concience) I find that I am able to simply shut the conversation down with Lars Larson style logic.
Just a reminder that no everyone listens to Lars everyday and re-reads Ann Coulter books like they are a bible. You have to tailor your conservative message to people who aren't as involved as you may be.
Anyways, I come home to two very interesting stories. First, my wife says that she turned on Sesame Street this morning (Sunday) and found that it was all Spanish. That's our tax dollars at work. Nice.
Second I got an email from Rick (VP of OFIR) with the subject of "WAR w/Mexico started today"
Now I believe that war with Mexico started quite a while ago (if I was in charge then we would at least treat Mexico the way we treat Cuba and possibly assasinate Vicente Fox) but this story from WND is nuts.
Armed standoffon Rio Grande
U.S. Border Patrol agents were backed down this week by armed men, dressed in what appeared to be Mexican military uniforms and carrying military weapons, who seized a captured dump truck filled with marijuana from the U.S. agents and dragged it across the border into Mexico with a bulldozer.
"It's a very serious incident," Doyal said. "We are very fortunate ... no one got hurt. Everyone had the presence of mind not to cause an international incident, or start shooting."
We are like a rape victim who doesn't want to cause an incident by reporting the crime. This just means that the criminal is able to commit another crime another day.
It's no suprise that a google news search of "Mexico" "armed" "drugs" returns so many hits.
The corrupt Mexican government enjoys the money that the drugs provide and they turn a blind eye. The corrupt American government enjoys pandering to racists and turns a blind eye. The American people get screwed.
I wish that they had just shot the smugglers dead.