Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Judge Rules

Blind man can keep some guns but must take safety course to regain others APP.com Asbury Park Press These requirements from the judge at first glance seem reasonable. I do have many questions when I think about it for a few minutes. What evidence is there of alcoholism, the report says he was intoxicated in 2003? Seven years ago? What other medical conditions should be a reason to deny gun ownership? What time frame are these conditions set for, forever? Why don't they have to return his guns? No confiscation without just compensation is the law of the land, are they paying him for the guns? What laws were violated and if none, why is this judge making up laws and penalties? If the legislature wants to take away the rights of alcoholics or blind people to keep and bear arms then why don't they pass a law to that effect? The man has to keep his guns locked in a safe. Is that the law there for everyone or just people who have been victims of burglary? Are we blaming the victim? This does not seem that reasonable to me. Perhaps the Supreme Court will take up this case and expand it nationwide. No one with impaired vision my own or posses a firearm. Maybe if you wear glasses or have high blood pressure you should not own a gun? If you burn your hand on your stove, should you have to take a home safety course, or have your stove taken away? Should blind people have a stove? I am in favor of freedom, and if necessary, regulation by the legislature, signed off by the executive; not regulation by judge; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Political Corruption

http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2009/dec/judicial-watch-announces-list-washington-s-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-2009 Judicial Watch posts the most corrupt politicians on their website. Most of them tend to be Democrats. Most of them tend to be career politicians who have had no other job than to be an elected official. Most of them are elected to the same office over and over again by voters who care only about what a senior official can bring home to their district. Corrupt politicians should not be financed by their party. If a senator or congressman is on a list of this type, then their party should clean house. The corrupt official should be asked not to run in the next primary, step aside for an honest candidate. If they refuse, then the party should run an aggressive campaign with a good candidate in the primary to unseat them. Political parties should do more than put up candidates, they should put up quality candidates. The people should look at the larger picture than simply what a politician brings home to their district. If a politician is corrupt, then they are damaging the district, even if they are also helping them. They corrupt others around them and force honest, decent people away. District attorneys, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies must develop cases against these corrupt politicians, force them from office and put them in jail, no matter what their party; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

War on Little Girls

Afghan Militants in US Uniforms Storm 2 NATO Bases Our Islamic extremist enemies continue to violate the laws of land warfare. They don't wear their own uniforms, they wear the uniforms of American troops. These are the same people the Bush Administration told us were "unlawful combatants." This is further evidence that they do not obey the laws of civilized warfare, and rather do whatever they want in order to kill anyone who opposes them. Along this same line, they are not trying to poison little girls. It is not enough for the Taliban to try and kill NATO soldiers, they make war on children, little girls who are simply trying to go to school. They have pumped poison into girls schools to keep them from going to school. They would rather little girls were killed than learn to read. The Taliban and the other radical Islamist forces are at war with the 21st Century. They don't want to abide by any law other than Sharia law. They don't want women to read or write or work outside the home. They don't want to permit anything that the Koran does not permit, from sculpture to women's rights to any sort of religious freedom, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We Need a Fence

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Investigators-Edmonds-rape-suspect-deported-nine-times-94637479.html# An illegal alien from Mexico has been arrested and deported nine times since 1989. He was arrested for a theft and had a firearm in his possession during that theft. He has been arrested on drug charges. In his latest arrest he pulled a woman off the street and raped her, according to police. Why is this person still here? Why has he managed to return to the USA all these times? This is why the cameras and sensors are nearly useless. The Federal government must be building a strong fence with guards to protect the fence and capture those who get over it. This guy has been here in both Republican and Democrat administrations. Both parties have been far too soft on immigration. While I am all for immigration of legal aliens, I am opposed to having an open border that criminals can cross at will; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

No Mosque in NYC

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bresciani/100821 The Muslims want to build a mosque in the shadow of Ground Zero. This is a victory monument built by the people who conducted these attacks against America and the West. Building is is an affront to America and the Free World. How many Christian churches are being built in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia or any other of dozens of Muslim nations? None, that's how many. The Muslims are building dozens of Mosques all over the Christian and Hindu world and no one wants to tell them no. They want these Mosques to show their power and influence. They are not simply serving existing Muslim populations who need a bit more space. They are building monuments to their victories. This Mosque must not be built until freedom of religion is permitted in Islamic nations; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No Sale

http://www.examiner.com/blog/printexaminerarticles.cfm?section=examiners,examiners&blogtype=examiners&mode=alias&blogid=2684&blogURL=Law-Enforcement-Examiner&byYear=2010&byMonth=7&byDay=12&byAlias=US-firm-exported-military-items-to-Iran-- Loathsome, money grubbing, weasels are selling out the West to our enemies. As American and Allied troops are dying in combat against other Islamic extremists and our leaders plan possible strikes to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, these people are just trying to make money. While I am all in favor of free enterprise and people making money, it should not be at the expense of national defense. Some things transcend financial gain. Keeping the nation and our allies safe is one of those things. Selling weapons to potential enemies should mean confiscation of nearly everything these people own and prison sentences so long that Iran will be a free and Christian nation by the time they get out of prison; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vote All You Want

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/15/politics/main6585088.shtml A federal judge has allowed voters to cast six votes each. Not vote once for up to six candidates on a large list. Rather they are to vote six times. Maybe vote six times for one person, or three times for two candidates. All of this was done for the sake of more Hispanic representation. What part of the Constitution says that our representatives have to be proportionate to the ethnic make up of the people who live in a give area? President Obama is the president of all Americans, not just the Black people. President Bush was president of all Americans, not just the White people. Representatives are elected to serve all of use, not just those of their own ethnic group. Once again, an unelected judge has created laws that never existed and then forced them on the electorate. If this judge does not get the results he wants, will he next time prevent the non-Hispanics from voting at all? Perhaps he will give the Whites and Blacks one vote each and the Hispanics will each get six votes? One man, one vote, that's what this nation was founded upon, not ethnic politics and judicial manipulation of the voting process; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Border Control

Obama Signs Border Security Bill, Beefing Up Surveillance President Obama has signed a bill to increase border surveillance. I am very much in favor of the United States taking control of our border. My suspicion is that this bill will do little or nothing to capture illegal aliens who have over run our nation. Go to any Home Depot store in the morning when they open and see the men standing around as day laborers. I suspect nearly all of them will be illegal aliens. In California at least, I also suspect they will perform work under illegal conditions. They will work without Workers Compensation insurance. So if they get hurt on the job, the paramedics, paid for out of taxpayer dollars, will treat them. If they are hurt really bad they will be transported to a hospital that will be legally forced to treat them and they will never get paid. There will be no Social Security taxes, income taxes, state disability insurance, state income taxes or any other taxes paid out of the wages earned by these workers. When these aliens came here they broke the law, and they continue to break the law by staying here. Everyone knows they hang out at places like Home Depot, but no one does anything to stop it and send them home. Instead, President Obama signed a bill for border surveillance. All they do is watch the illegals come, they don't do anything about it, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Social Security Is Broke

Social Security System Operating at a Deficit, But Health-Care Overhaul May Boost Medicare - DailyFinance Social Security is finally broke for real. They are paying out more money than they are taking in. Too many who never paid anything or paid very little into the system are getting paid now. Contributions that were too small are paying out payments that are too large to be sustainable. In my opinion, all government employees should be on social security and no other system of retirement except a 401(k). Why should political appointees, or elected officials, or other government employees get retirements that are vastly more than those paid to non-government employees. Two people can perform the exact same job, but because one works for the government and the other does not and the one who works for the government will get a huge pension and the other one will get almost nothing at retirement in comparison. The other problem with government retirements is that they go into effect after only 20 years in many cases. So a person starts their working life at age 18, then works a job to age 38, another until age 58 and they have two government retirements. The civilian non-government worker only gets Social Security and whatever they may have been able to save in a 401(k). That's a terrible burden on the non-government workers; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Build it and They Will Come

They won't build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero - Patriotic Resistance Many construction workers are taking the stand the the Mayor of New York City and the President of the United States should have taken. They are refusing to work on the mosque that is to be built down the street from the 9/11 terrorist attack site. Not every Muslim is responsible for the attacks by Islamic extremists terrorists on 9/11. Every Muslim should be sensitive to the fact that this attack was done in the name of Islam and that many people would not want such a building right down the street from there. Perhaps if this mosque does get built we can ask the Japanese to build a cultural center and Shinto shrine on Ford Island, right next to the remains of the Battleship Arizona. After all, World War Two was a long time ago. None of the Japanese who were in power during that war are still alive or running their government. Perhaps it's time to forget what the Japanese did in World War Two. President Obama could ask the Mexican government to build a cultural center across the street from the Alamo. Many Mexican citizens live in Texas and I am sure they would find it convenient to have such a center in a large population center. It's all in the name of diversity, forgiveness and openness; but not in the name of patriotism or Americanism, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bankrupt California Now

We are short on oil here in California. We are short of revenues here too so the legislature rather than cut taxes on oil producers are trying to increase the taxes on oil produced in California. Did anyone forget to tell the legislature that the US is trying to increase our dependence on foreign oil suppliers and rely on domestic sources instead? They also don't want use to drill for oil off the coast. The Hollywood elites and others don't want to walk outside their Malibu homes and look at an oil rig so they are always opposed to drilling for oil here. Rather than increase taxes on California oil we should decrease the taxes in the hope that oil companies will drill more here. I am starting to think that only bankruptcy can save our state. Our public employee unions won't budge and inch on their excessive pay, benefits and retirements. Our legislature won't cut any positions of state jobs and they won't cut any unnecessary regulations. Perhaps if we can go bankrupt we can start over; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Defect

North Korean plane crash in China is shrouded in mystery - Yahoo! News A North Korean military aircraft has crashed in China, possibly on it's way to Russia for the pilot to defect. We should pay every North Korean pilot who defects a bounty and keep the plane. Every North Korean plane we get we should give to South Korea. North Korea has about 1,500 military aircraft. We could offer to pay $100,000 for every North Korean pilot who brings an aircraft south. Make it a limited time offer. That's $150,000,000 dollars if the whole air force flies south. That could be money well spent. We could probably get the Japanese and South Koreans to kick in some money too. We could also make up a price list and give more money for better planes, and less money for older planes. Certainly bribing their military to surrender would be better than fighting them. It could also further de-stabilize the totalitarian regime in North Korea; and that's not a bad thing either; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bankrupt California

Opinion: New Progressives Turn California's Dream Economy Into Nightmare The government of California is all about the tax and spend. They spend money on huge government employee payrolls and pensions, and tax those in the private sector who make far less and have to contend with a tottering Social Security system as their only retirement. For a second year in a row the state is looking at a twenty billion dollar deficient. Rather than try and cut taxes, create jobs, cut stupid regulations, they do the opposite. They have increased regulation in the security industry this year. They are increasing taxes on oil pumped in the state. They are adding more and more laws and regulations every year. I foresee a day, very soon, when California will be bankrupt, with unemployment in the 30% range, real estate prices crashing, and no solution from our government. For years I have been unable to figure out why any company that can relocate to any other state has not done so already. Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our prisons are overcrowded and so they are releasing dangerous criminals back onto the street. In November we need to sweep out everyone from the state legislature; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Perpetual Campaign

Obama Mixes Policy and 'Rank Politics' in Texas? President Obama made a presidential speech in Texas. Some of the advertising for the event showed the logo that President Obama used in his campaign. Is he still campaigning? Is this the new presidential logo? Will other, future presidents have to use this logo too? Or will other, future presidents have to develop their own personal presidential logos? Too many politicians have developed the perpetual campaign. They don't make any particular attempt to solve any problems, they simply manage them from day to day. Their real work is to run their perpetual campaigns. They spend most of their energies running for their next election. Essentially none of the problems that President Obama was elected to solve have been resolved so far, and in fact, little progress has been made in their resolution. We are still fighting a two front war, we are still holding prisoners in Guantanamo, our economy is still in bad shape. Our President is campaigning, not solving our problems, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Judicial Activism

'3 Strikes' Convict Gregory Taylor Ordered Released by Calif. Judge In keeping with the contempt that the main stream media and our California judges have for the will of the people, once again an activist liberal judge has tried to overturn the will of the voters. Californians voted overwhelmingly for a three strikes law. If convicted of two serious felonies, any third conviction of any felony will result in a sentence of twenty-five years to life in prison. A man was convicted twice, apparently of robbery and then received a third conviction for burglary. As a result he was sentenced to twenty-five years to life as required by the three strikes laws. Of course, a group of activist law students find a liberal activist judge and the judge sets the criminal free to prey on more victims. This is exactly the type of person that we voted to keep in prison. Career criminals who have no job skills, no ability to function in life who turn to drugs and crime. But the anointed, liberal judges know more than the rest of us voters. They are better at determining who should go to prison than those of us who work for a living and have to face the realities of crime. They determine that just because someone does three felonies they need not go to prison. Then their fellow travellers in the main stream media make it sound like this guy was a model citizen who was just down on his luck. There is already a process for helping those who are in prison unjustly. Our governor has the ability to grant a full pardon for any crime to any prisoner in prison in California. If this man was truly deserving then these law students should have worked to get him a pardon, rather than usurp the sovereignty of the people and try to overturn the three strikes law; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Western Weakness

Right Face!: The Russian Navy and Somali Pirates There is a video going around that shows what they say is Russian sailors holding Somali pirates. One of the pirates has been shot, perhaps several times and is bleeding, badly. I suspect without medical treatment soon, he will bleed to death. The Russians show about a dozen assault rifles, several pistols and scaling ladders; along with a bunch of other equipment. Later the ship explodes in the night. There is no clear indication what happened to the pirates. The text with the video explains that the Russians killed the pirates and sunk their ship. I have long argued the the ships captain should hold a fair trial at sea, and then sink the pirate ship and hang the pirates from the yardarm; literally. Until Somalia develops a functioning government piracy will continue there. Until the navies of the world impose harsh measures the piracy will continue. Both of those scenarios seem to be unlikely in the near future. There are hundreds of innocent seamen being held hostage in Somalia. The Western nations should put together a multi-national force and free the hostages. What is the point of having Delta Force, GSG-9 and the SAS if our citizens can be held hostage for months or years in a lawless nation. Again, the West shows weakness and radical Muslims take advantage of us, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Role Models

Montana Fishburne: I'm A Role Model An actress gets arrested for assault on her boyfriends other girlfriend. She acts in pornographic movies. She says college degrees are not worth the trouble. She claims she is a role model for today's youth. It is unfortunate that she is correct. Too many of today's youth are looking to people who are famous for being famous, who have no morals and who contribute nothing of value to our society have become their role models. There are thousands of people who are terrific role models for our children. There are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving heroically in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are scientists and doctors and nurses who are working to fight disease in research hospitals. There are captains of industry who are employing thousands of people and making products that actually improve the lives of others. There are police and security guards who place their lives and safety at risk to make sure of the safety of others. Any of these folks would be better role models than porn starts, actors, and celebrities. Role models should be people who make a positive contribution to society. They should make the lives of other people better. They should do so with less of a desire to make money than for a desire to do good for their fellow citizens of this republic. Role models should not be criminals or be addicted to drugs. Role models should maintain the highest standards of hard work and morality, both in their public and personal lives; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Muslim Time

Saudis Want 'Mecca Time' to Replace GMT Muslims are building a huge, accurate clock in Mecca. They want to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Time. Like most all of the Islamic world they cannot produce much of value on their own. The clock was built by Germans and Swiss engineers. The same Islamic world that wants to destroy the West has to use the West to build their monuments. Radical Islam wants to destroy all non-Muslim civilizations. Moderate Muslims are not generally willing to fight against them to stop them. The West, as in the fight against Communism fails to recognize the danger. Fails to see what is happening. And as a result, they fail to take proper actions against our enemies. We show mercy and try engagement, thinking that this will bring them around to our way of thinking or at least to a period of peaceful co-existence. Mercy and engagement are only perceived by our enemies as weakness, not as a positive step to be reciprocated by them. Rather than trying to engage our enemies, we should try and eliminate our need for their oil. Oil revenues allow them to pay for giant clocks and weapons both real and propaganda to use against us; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Duck and Cover

Disney sued by mother who 'was groped by Donald Duck’ - Telegraph A woman says she was feeling post traumatic stress because she was groped by a person in a Donald Duck costume at a Disney theme park. She now needs tens of thousands of dollars so that she will feel better. This is how these things should go. A lady gets groped by the costumed character. She should complain to security. Security should get a manager. The manger should speak to the lady and then to the employee who is a character. The manager should appologize to the lady and give her the money back she and her party spent at the theme park that day. If the woman does not seem credible, they should appologize for any misunderstanding and escort her and her party out of the park. If the employee does not seem credible, then he shoud be disciplned, perhaps even fired. If the employee actually committed a crime then he should be arrested and prosecuted. The lady should not receive more than just a refund of the money she and her party spent that day. The park did nothing wrong and the employee was acting outside the scope of his employment. This is not a case of a business that should have to pay thousands; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Local Control, or Federal Control?

House Passes Jobs Bill to Help Teachers, Public Workers The Federal Government continues to put it's hands where they don't belong. Education and public works are local concerns that should be paid for by local dollars. If local school districts or cities can't pay for teachers then they need to appeal to their states, not the Federal government. In times of economic downturn, teachers and other public works have to accept less generous pay and retirement benefits, just like those of use in private industry. Just as when times are good government takes in more money and pays more to their employees, when times are bad they need to make cuts. Perhaps they should disband a few school districts and give the parents vouchers for private schools. I know that cutting teachers pay is like speaking out against apple pie and mom, but unemployment has only been this high twice since World War II. Home foreclosures are at historic levels and despite very low interest rates no one is borrowing money to make capital investments. The Federal Government does not have any money left to give to teachers anyway. They have to borrow money or take it from other programs or raise taxes on an already over taxed electorate. Let local schools pay for their own teachers, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Conservation

In Los Angeles they have water rationing. They don't want lawns watered more than a few minutes a day and no more than three days per week. Nice, the rich with a huge lawn can use thousands of gallons to water their lawns and the poor can use a tiny amount to water their small lawns. If water is that tight, maybe we should just forget lawns at all. Maybe we should close all the golf courses too. The rich have money, they can fly somewhere else to golf where there is plenty of water. Conservation and rationing are only viable strategies if their is a plan to fix the problem in the long term. Of course, there is no plan. No vision, no one who is willing to come forward to fix the problem. They only force people to conserve and then hope it rains. Not a plan really, just a hope. They hope for change, but have no real plan of action. Sound familiar? In the long run with a city that has illegal aliens entering almost unchecked the need for more water will only increase. There are no limits on population in Los Angeles so as the same amount of water is spread among fewer and fewer people their will be less for everyone. We need to take steps to either bring more water here or to make seawater drinkable. The technology exists, and if we built those plants like people talked about doing in the 1960's this problem would have been long solved; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Muslims Murder Doctors

6 Americans Among Foreign Doctors Killed in Afghanistan This is a typical misleading main stream media headline followed by a typically misleading story. The Muslim extremists in Afghanistan stopped a convoy of vehicles and made everyone get out of the vehicles. The Muslim extremists then shot each of the Christian American doctors one at a time. They shot everyone in the convoy, except for one Muslim man. These deaths were not collateral damage, they were targeted as individual humans because of their religion. These were Christians, murdered by Muslims, because they were Christians. The article does not make this plain, they barely even mention the motivation of the enemy. While many here in the West try and pretend that this is not a war between Christians and Muslims they are wrong. This is a war between Radical Islam and everyone who is not a Radical Muslim, including "moderate" Muslims who oppose them. This is indicative of the nature of our enemies. They intentionally target women and doctors. Not as an accident because they were near a legitimate military target. Not out of a case of mistaken identity. They target them because they hate women, hate modern technology, and hate Christians; this is the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

North Korean Pirates

North Korea's Artillery Fire Near Border Heightens Tensions North Korea attacked and sank a South Korean ship, killing over forty South Korea sailors. In typical weak fashion, the South Koreans and Americans held exercises in the ocean off the Korean coast. While this is going on, the North Koreans escalate their actions by both firing artillery near the border and seizing a South Korean civilian fishing boat. Murder, piracy, and acts of war, it has been a busy year for North Korea. The North Korean nation is one of the most backward and repressive in the entire world. Their people starve, while their military constantly provokes South Korea. They maintain a huge standing army and are trying to build nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. North Korea is so out of the mainstream and so provocative that they need to be overthrown. The people of North Korea deserve to be free just like everyone else does. We need to do more to bring them down. If the North Koreans are allowed to continue to attack their neighbors and build nuclear weapons, what is the long term result likely to be? I anticipate that they will actually use nuclear weapons, against South Korea, against Japan, against the United States, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing..

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bad Vacation Plan

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets Spain's King Juan Carlos President Obama does not "get it." He has let his wife and daughter to on vacation to another country when this country is in military and economic trouble. One of the huge industries in this nation is tourism. Why then is Michelle Obama going to Spain on her vacation?!?! The President and his family should never go on vacation to any nation other than the United States. If they have official business, then that's not a problem but they need to spend their American dollars in America. Just as the President should drive an American car, fly in an American plane he and his family need to vacation in American tourist spots. People come to the US from all over the world to see Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Florida beaches. What could possibly be in Spain that she needed to see? There is a huge concern after Katrina that tourism would suffer, so why didn't she go to Louisiana on vacation? There is a huge concern about the BP oil spill soiling the beaches in Florida, then why not go to Florida? The press, security and others who follow around the President and his family would generate millions of dollars in revenue for those areas hard hit by disaster in this nation. But Mrs. Obama did not think about them she spend her vacation in Spain. Spain is not a good choice for another reason. In the War on Islamic Terrorists, Spain cut and ran after their losses got too severe. They withdrew their troops because they surrendered to the Islamic terrorists. If Mrs. Obama needed to vacation overseas she could have gone to the UK. They have been a staunch ally in the War. She could have gone to South Korea, so show our solidarity in their stand against North Korean aggression. But President and Mrs. Obama just don't get it; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Slaves to Camera

http://www.officer.com/publication/printer.jsp?id=53610 A man in Florida has challenged red light cameras saying they are unconstitutional. I agree. I don't think it is right for anyone to be convicted of a crime just because there is a photo that seems to show them doing something illegal. We have a right to confront our accuser and we can't really confront a robot machine. We can't really know if it is set correctly or if the timers and cameras are off a bit. Some states like California are considering using these cameras with radar to ticket speeders. I know from my own experience that there is a degree of art to using radar to insure you get the correct car in the viewfinder. I once tracked a tree going fifty miles per hour in a high wind. While I have high confidence in these devices when used by an officer I don't think they should be allowed to function unattended and write tickets based on what the machine says. We should not be subservient to machines and we should not give up our rights to machines. What other crimes do you want machines to enforce? If the camera in the convenience store shows someone who looks like you with a gun in your hand should you automatically go to jail for robbery? Is no other evidence required? No testimony from the clerk, no finding of the gun in your car or the money in your home? Or a fingerprint at the scene? Cameras are good evidence but they are not good enough to convict anyone of any crime without additional corroboration; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, August 6, 2010

History Lesson

On August 6, 1945 the United States Army Air Force dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The two nations had been at war for years with hundreds of thousands of Americans killed and wounded and millions of Japanese killed and wounded. The atomic bomb was at first intended to be used against Nazi Germany, but the bomb was not ready in time before the Germans surrendered. The Japanese homeland was blockaded by the US Navy and both US Navy and Army aircraft bombed Japanese cities. Some raids of hundreds of aircraft were killing tens of thousands of people in a single attack. Despite this the Japanese were still building weapons, including new weapons that had never seen combat before. Even after the atomic bomb attacks, some Japanese military officers even attempted a coup to keep Japan in the war. Japan was working on their own atomic bomb project. No one doubts that they would have used the atomic bomb against their enemies if they succeeded in building one. The Japanese still had six million soldiers under arms and were training tens of millions of old men, women and even little girls armed with pointed sticks to resist the invasion. The US Army estimated that the Allies would suffer as many as a million killed, wounded and missing in the invasion. The US was right to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Illegal Aliens

http://www.ice.gov/secure_communities/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a plan called secure communities. The idea is that everyone who is arrested will have their fingerprints taken and then they will be checked to see if they are legally inside the United States. Only people who are arrested for some crime will be fingerprinted and checked. Naturally the liberals who love illegal immigrates are out spreading lies about this program. They are claiming that illegal aliens will not report crimes for fear of being deported. If someone is a crime victim, they are not arrested and not fingerprinted and not deported. So telling us that illegal aliens will not report crimes is a lie. I also, frankly don't care if illegal aliens don't report crimes. If they do, they can start by reporting that they are in the country illegally! I don't want anyone to be a victim of a crime. I want everyone who is a victim of a crime to report it to the authorities. I also don't want our nation to allow itself to be overrun with illegal aliens, as is happening in many states today; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Olympic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKtS_ru6IRo http://www.phillyseaport.org/ships_olympia.shtml While President Obama is spending trillions of dollars in a failed attempt to stimulate the economy, the historic ship Olympia is rotting away. The Olympia is over a century old and is in need of dry docking and repair in order to stay afloat. Rather than spend money on failed banks and failed car companies, the government could be creating jobs and preserving our history by keeping the USS Olympia intact and afloat. This naval vessel is the oldest steel hulled warship still afloat. This is a tremendous achievement that this ship has been able to stay afloat for so long, since it was launched in 1892. It is the last ship from the Spanish American War. The Spanish American War is the event that pushed America into the world stage. This turning point in our history is very important. In bad economic times it is a terrible idea to cut a few costs here and then and lose our heritage. The history of the nation is one of our most valuable possessions. To lose it because we don't want to spend a few million dollars is a terrible way to manage our resources. The nation will spend a hundred million dollars on a movie fantasy, but cannot come up with a few million for this ship? That is a poor choice of how to spend our money; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

North Korean Evil

Korean War Battalion Awaits MIA Decision Hundreds, perhaps thousands of American soldiers who were killed in the Korean War still lie, unknown, in the ground in North Korea. The evil North Korean regime, rather than allow families to have closure, use these remains as weapons against America. The Communist government of North Korea produces nothing anyone would want and so they are cash starved. Rather than produce peaceful goods and engage in lawful commerce they hold the bodies on dead American heroes as hostages for money. They prey on the emotions and love of the relatives of these honored dead to try and extort hard currency from the USA. The North Koreans also try to get the aging relatives of these American military dead to lobby the US government to help our North Korean enemies. The North Koreans will stoop to any low in their fight against the West. North Korea will try anything to hang on to power, counterfeiting, murder and even ransoming the dead; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Space Exploration

Astronauts4Hire There are companies that are trying to send astronauts into space for various reasons. Most right now are after tourism. A tourist pays thousands of dollars to spend a few minutes, hours or even days in space. This is a great idea and I hope that it will take off so to speak. The potential of space travel will only be realized when private companies and private individuals venture into space without government intervention or help. We need to look at the model of westward expansion for our travels into space. The government should act like Lewis and Clark. They mapped and explored the West and opened it up for civilian travel. Later, other expeditions, including some by General Custer helped to open more of the West. Space should be even easier than the West because there are no hostile Indians to contend with. Even so, we need to establish lines of forts to both defend American interests and to provide search and rescue facilities for those who get into trouble. President Obama has done us a great disservice by not continuing the Space Shuttle and other manned space programs, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Drug Murders

Teenage Cruise Passenger Killed in Caribbean Gang Shootout - AOL Travel News A teenage girl on a cruise vacation with her parents. Minding her own business, not doing anything wrong. Then a gang shootout happens and she is hit by a stray bullet and killed. An innocent victim of a drug war between two rival drug gangs. Everyone who uses drugs bears a tiny bit of responsibility for this murder. Every penny spent on marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or any other illegal drug eventually some part of it goes to support criminal gangs. The gangs produce, distribute and sell drugs all over the world. It is a terrible disgrace that the largest part of the drug market is right here in the United States. One of the largest drug markets is right here in Southern California. We have the finest weather in the nation. People come here from all over the world to swim and surf on our beaches. We have world class art museums, the Queen Mary, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood and numerous free and low cost attractions. Alcohol is legal and there does not seem to me to be any reason why anyone who lives here would ever need to use illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are poison and no good comes from them. No good for the individuals who use them, the gangs who kill or the victims who are just in the wrong place; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.