Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/12/1525881/death-row-inmate-dies-of-apparently.html Another death row inmate has died of natural causes. The people want the death penalty for terrible crimes. Here in California we have voted for the death penalty numerous times. We have recalled State Supreme Court justices who overturned the death penalty. We have said in poll after poll that we want the death penalty. Yet time after time I read that another death row inmate has died in prison. The often die after spending twenty or thirty years or more in prisons. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to keep these people locked up. It takes up prison space that is so sparse we have to let prisoners out because the prisons are overcrowded.
Anyone arrested for any crime should have his case fully adjudicated within two years, no matter how complicated, no matter how many witnesses, no matter how many appeals they need. Justice delayed is justice denied. Victims need to have closure. They and their loved ones should not have to wait for years, even decades to see those sentenced to death sent to the death chamber. They should not be subjected to endless appeals that never seek to prove the innocence of the convicted, but rather look to see some trivial matter upset the whole process.
It is also unfair for the accused to have to wait for years for a final outcome. Someone who is not guilty of a crime should not sit in prison for years or decades while the justice systems tries to determine if he belongs there or not. The innocent need to be set free in a timely manner. The witness for the defense and prosecution need to testify while the events are still clear in their minds. A terrible murder should not have to replay in endless testimony for year after year. The witness, the victims, the police and the accused all need to have justice done in a timely manner. Appoint more judges, limit the number of jury challenges lawyers can make, make courts run 24/7 just like the police operate all the time at least for initial arraignment so people arrested Friday night don’t have to wait for Monday or Tuesday morning to go to court, build more prisons and lower our standard for proper prison conditions, build more courtrooms, pay for it all out of higher fines and penalties and cut the pay of judges, and others in the criminal justice system. Speed up the criminal justice system to bring justice for all; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Many times at state and federal levels people propose the registration of firearms. There is only one reason to register firearms with the government that is if you intend at some time in the future to make them illegal and want to know who has them so you can go and get them. There is no other reason to register firearms. In most cases, firearms registration is no assistance to law enforcement. Someone gets shot with a .38 special in Los Angeles. A check of guns in that caliber would probably reveal a quarter million of those guns in private hands. There is no way that police could possibly interview that many people and find the killer. And that assumes that the gun was use by the registered owner and that the gun was actually registered.
Historically both here in America and overseas, government that registered guns have generally confiscated those same guns a few years later. The British in Boston, prior to the Revolutionary War, required the citizens of Boston to register their firearms. Then as tensions grew, the British required the colonists to surrender those guns. The Boston Massacre happened in part because the British Army had guns and the citizens of Boston did not have guns, they had been confiscated by the Army and they could not fight back, except with snowballs. In Australia and the UK their governments in the late 20th Century required citizens to register their firearms. A few years later, once they were certain that no one else would come forward and register a gun, they confiscated and destroyed these guns from law abiding citizens.
Ironically, in the early days of the Second World War, Britain asked American citizens to send guns to the UK so they could arm their citizens against a possible German invasion. Thousands of ordinary Americans sent guns so that ordinary Britons could defend themselves. Then fifty years later, many of those same guns were confiscated by the British government. Guns were taken away from ordinary citizens who had owned those guns for fifty years and never committed a crime with those weapons. The famed Crocodile Dundee was killed by police in Australia in part because he refused to register and turn in his guns. Hollywood won’t make a movie about that I suspect. Gun registration, the first set in gun confiscation; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, February 25, 2011
The Indian military has been cooperating with the US Navy in recent years. The attacks by Muslim pirates operating in the Indian Ocean, near Africa and near the Pacific have created a need for greater a naval presence in that region.
The Hindu people of
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Communist China is working on anti-stealth technology. The
The only reasonable scenario for the
This is another example of the problems of doing so much business with Communist China. They sell products to
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Chick-fil-A company makes wonderful chicken sandwiches, soup and waffle fries. Their stores are clean, the people who work there are friendly and the company is growing and making money employing tens of thousands of people. The main stream media says however, that they are evil. They are evil because they are pro-family and opposed to same sex homosexual marriage.
The Chick-fil-A company has given food to pro-family groups and so the hate mongers from the homosexual media have targeted them for the chopping block. Chick-fil-A is a Christian business that tries to run on Christian principles. They even close on Sunday to allow their employees time for church and as a day of rest. The homosexual activists are doing all they can to boycott Chick-fil-A and to run them out of business if they don’t change their ways.
The main stream media is tolerant of all types of diversity, except diversity of opinion. You have right to support whoever you want to support unless you don’t march in lock step with the liberal media and their pro-homosexual agenda. Chick-fil-A has been called names, intimidated by boycotts, and even threatened by those who oppose them. Chick-fil-A is a witness to Christ and so the evil ones have targeted them; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The leftists in the main stream media are hailing the new 9.9% unemployment figure as a historic breakthrough. It is historic but not in a good way. Unemployment has not been this high for this long since the end of World War Two. President Obama promised he would have unemployment below 9% within a few months. He is still a long way from that goal after more than two years in office. And while unemployment is at 9.9%, food stamps are in use by 14% of the population. That indicates to me that there are millions more who are not even looking for work in this economy and are receiving food stamps but not unemployment insurance.
For the first two years he had a Democratic Congress that would have done whatever he wanted to do to combat unemployment. Despite this he did little or nothing to create new jobs. Rather than allow large businesses to go bankrupt, reorganize as better, stronger smaller firms better able to compete and hire new employees at competitive wages, he paid back his large contributors and unions by spending trillions on bailouts.
The money spent on bailouts has not produced jobs. That money could have been spent on infrastructure improvements that would have created millions of new jobs, and boosted the nation’s productivity. We have neglected our nation’s airports, roads, highways, bridges, inland waterways, canals, locks and other transportation needs for decades. Fixing these problems would have been cheaper, provided employment at good jobs and created a better infrastructure to make us more competitive; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Since this little girl confessed to having sex with a man who is not her husband, she was convicted of adultery, since she was unable to provide the court with four male witnesses to testify against her uncle. Adultery is punishable by 100 lashes with a whip. One hundred lashes for a fourteen year old little girl rape victim. Her testimony is enough to convict herself, but not her rapist.
The government of
Sunday, February 20, 2011
An ad that was supposed to run during the Super Bowl was rejected because it was “advancing particular beliefs or practices.” So freedom of speech and freedom of religion on the public airways is restricted because Fox Network has a policy of not airing commercials during the Super Bowl that advance a particular belief or practice. I think this toilet bowl cleaner is the best one on the market. Is that not a particular belief? Drive a car made by Chevrolet. It that not a practice?
We have freedom of religion and freedom of speech. If I want to buy a commercial during the Super Bowl that is in good taste should I not be sold the time? I can understand not wanting to broadcast a commercial that used foul language or shocking images; you don’t want your advertising to get you in trouble with the FCC. Still, I find it hard to believe that a mainstream Christian organization can’t get Fox to show a commercial that shows mainstream Christian values and beliefs.
We are bombarded in the news and television shows that reflect negative views of society all day long. Fox Network shows have all sorts of deviant lifestyles, drug use, crime and violence. Yet during the Super Bowl our delicate sensibilities cannot withstand the simple message of Christ; For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life; I can see where that might offend some people; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Our southern border is a mess and
They are also doing a poor job of identifying those illegal aliens who while here have committed additional crimes against American citizens. We are entitled to border protection and protection from criminal illegal aliens. Rather than worry so much about the rights of those who don’t belong in the
Unemployment is at 10%, and yet millions of illegal aliens are working at jobs in the
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Obama Administration has said the military chaplains can reconcile themselves to openly homosexual soldiers in the military or they can get out of the service. This is the diversity of the left, if you don’t like it, get out. So those military chaplains who are Roman Catholic or conservative Baptist or any other traditional religion, who believe that homosexual thought, word and deed is a sin, forbidden by God, will be forced to leave the service. This is not some fashionable, trendy belief pushed upon the military by the Bush Administration. This is basic Christian doctrine going back to the times of the Old Testament.
Christians believe that sexual activity outside marriage is sinful; thou shalt not commit adultery. Adultery is sexual activity other than that between a man and a woman who were married in the church. Marriage is seen as a sacrament that has been ordained by God. Jesus performed his first miracle at a wedding. Marriage is also seen as a symbol of the union between God and his church.
Since God ordains that homosexuals may not marry, then sex between them cannot be considered as proper. This is not a matter of transitory human whim or political expediency. It is a matter of scripture. It is a matter the church settled centuries, millennia ago. Chaplains are in the military so that they can minister to those who share their faith. As a courtesy they also will assist those who do not share their beliefs but the Obama Administration is asking too much for Chaplains to give up basic tenants of their faith in order to continue to serve. We need to pray that this does not come to pass, that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Former officials from the State of
President Obama has released a short form birth certificate from
There are others who think that his fathers’ religion is listed on the long form as Muslim. This will lend credibility to those who say that President Obama is a Muslim. Under Sharia Law the son of a Muslim is considered a Muslim and may not convert to any other religion under penalty of death. President Obama should release his long form birth certificate. That will put to rest all the questions about his eligibility to hold the office of president. He should release his certificate of baptism to put aside any concerns that he is a Muslim. Despite Islamic Law, Christians consider all persons who have been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to be Christians. President Obama promised an open administration. President Obama should be open about himself and release these documents; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Have the straight men of American become such narcissistic, self-indulgent, cowards that they have to hide behind women and homosexual men? The Obama Administration has already repealed the don’t ask, don’t tell policy to permit homosexuals to serve openly in all aspects of the military, something no other nation’s military permits. Now they are considering allowing women to serve in combat. This is something that no army in history has ever permitted.
In the West, the code of chivalry has guided our society and our military. Right makes might. Use the strong to defend the weak. Fight fair. Hold the door open for a lady. Stand when a woman enters the room. Boys don’t hit girls. Women and children go to the lifeboats first.
Women have an exalted and protected status in Western culture. They were too precious and too vulnerable to risk in combat. Only in the last century have women done more than render first aid to the injured and comfort to the dying. Hollywood has pushed us along toward putting women in combat, pretending that they have always been in combat and that they are as good as soldier as a man. GI Jane pretended that a woman could become a SEAL. Xena the Warrior Princess pretended that a woman could handle a sword as well as a man. Numerous other TV shows, movie and cartoons all pretending that little girls and women could be soldiers just like men. Real war is not pretend. Real war is not a game. In real war, people really die and nations really win or lose. We can’t afford to risk our national security on political correctness, Hollywood movies and liberal ideas of fairness. Real men belong in the military fighting real wars; not homosexuals, and not women; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tanker deal, Boeing or Airbus? Who will it be? The American taxpayer is being asked to spend billions on the production of new air tankers. They will be used in the decades to come for the purpose of refueling American Air Force cargo planes as they take troops and supplies overseas. They will refuel long range bombers and reconnaissance planes, and other planes too. These tankers are essential to the world wide operations of our Air Force.
No other nation can do what our Air Force can do by projecting power anywhere in the world from our bases at home. Stealth bombers leave the middle of the
The entire process between Boeing, which has made our tankers for at least fifty years, Airbus which is a European owned company, and the Air Force has been fraught with greed, deceit, nationalism, cronyism and politics from the beginning. Both sides have been on the verge of being awarded the contract at different times in the process but some charge of unfairness has crept in and stopped the award. In general I think that American defense needs should be filled by American companies building American products, but that if a foreign company can build a better product and especially if they can build it in a factory built here then I am open to that option. Our troops and our nation deserve the best equipment we can give them, no matter what the politics and no matter who gets the jobs; that’s the bottom line and that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Abortion foes are hopeful that a new Congress will be more attentive to their issue. I think that the entire Republican Party platform should simply be proposed as a bill and passed by the House without amendments. Let the Senate debate it, let President Obama veto it if it gets to his desk.
We need to begin playing hard ball politics right now. This is the time, before it’s too late. The nation is in decline, morally, militarily, financially. The moral decline came first. We need to return to a more morale society, one that forbids all abortion unless it is a choice between the mother dying or the child dying. Only then does abortion make any moral sense.
All Federal funding to abortion should be stopped immediately. All Federal facilities should be closed to abortion counseling and practice. No money should be given to organizations that perform abortions. The Republicans get the right to life vote, now it’s time for them to perform; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The same nation that wants to sell cars in the
You can’t trust those who steal from you. Allies don’t need to steal from each other. I understand that nations may “spy” on each other to verify their intentions are peaceful and that they conform to privately stated assurances of friendship. I have no illusions the British and
Those nations that steal from us should pay a heavy price in trade and trust. How can we perform joint military exercises with the Chinese if they are stealing our technology? How can we trade with them when they are looking for a special bonus of secret industrial processes and secret techniques? The Communist Chinese are building new missiles, stealth aircraft, and aircraft carriers and stealing our technology. Those are not the acts of a friend; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Second graders in an
How did the children learn how to do this? Is the teacher, their parents, their mother’s boyfriend or older siblings or babysitters molesting the children or performing inappropriate acts in front of the children? Certainly the police and child services should be investigating these events.
Our society has been sexualizing children for too long. Shows like “Skins” and others show children as sex objects. Even the Jon Ramsey case showed a little girl who was dressed up and made up as a tiny adult, rather than as a cute little girl. Children are not sexy and should not be exposed to sex acts; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The United States, nay the Western World is fighting a war for the survival of our way of life. We are fighting radical Islamists who want to overthrow Christendom and extend Shria law to the entire world. They kill people every day somewhere in the world as a method of furthering their murderous and oppressive agenda. They use real guns and real bombs. They are not joking when they make threats to murder innocent people.
Recently a couple was getting onto an airplane. They had a little toy soldier in their luggage. The security people told them they could not take the little toy soldier with them on the plane because he was holding a removable three inch long plastic gun. The couple thought the security people were joking. They were not, the couple had to mail their toy soldier overseas to get it back home.
The radical Islamists are the ones laughing. The security guards who required this couple to mail their toy soldier should be fired. The people who forced this foolish rule on the guards should be fired. Our enemies are killing us with real weapons. Even if the terrorists were to attempt to smuggle a fake weapon on board the plane so they could use it to mimic a real weapon, they would not use a three inch long toy soldier gun. Real terrorists, with real weapons killed real people that day; and fools prevented toy soldiers from flying on an airplane. No one was saved by keeping the army men off the plane, we simply lost another freedom for no reason; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The MTV show “Skins” actors claim that the risqué teen show depicts what teenagers are doing in real life. It depicts the teenagers in explicit sex scenes, doing drugs, and showing nude scenes that some have charged could be considered as child pornography. Who cares what the stars of Skins think? They are children. Their opinions are irrelevant. That’s why children are not allowed to drink alcohol or vote. They make poor decisions and have no life experience. I don’t want to read about why children think its okay to make television shows that depict illegal and immoral behavior by children. It’s not okay and if they don’t think it’s not okay then their parents, schools and society has done a poor job of raising them. This show should be banned from American television, those responsible for it should be fired, and perhaps even prosecuted for child pornography; the parents of the children involved should be investigated by child services.
If these child stars think it is okay to show these acts on television, then what types of behaviors are they participating in off screen? Some of these kids are as little as fifteen. Are they having sex, gay sex, and risky life threatening sex? Are they taking drugs? Do their parents have any moral character or are they just doing all this because fame and money are more important to them than anything else?
People on television are role models. Their behavior should uplift and inspire us, not degrade the actors and their viewers. We should watch what happens on television and we should all want to be like the handsome, brave, intelligent, moral, patriotic people we see depicted there. Too bad we have to watch TV shows made fifty years ago to see that world; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Communist China is now making cars that they intend to export to the
I favor international trade that is free and fair. A level playing field between nations is what is required. Chinese vehicles should be sold in the
Too often we have permitted other nations to sell their products here without regard to the market conditions in their nations. The Japanese sell millions of cars here in the
Monday, February 7, 2011
A death row inmate has died of natural causes. He has spent over 30 years in prison for the murder of someone who was only 27 years old. The murderer got to live longer on death row than the murdered victim got to live on this Earth. How sad that we as a society cannot recognize the value of human life.
An innocent life taken can only be paid in full by the taking of a guilty human life. Thou shall do no murder because the killing of an innocent human being is the destruction of a person made in the image of God. What about the parents of that child, murdered at age 27? How old are they now, did they even live to see the death of the man who killed their child? What about the killer, how much time should he be given to enjoy his meals, his television, and his books after he has murdered an innocent person?
Government is given authority by God to rule the people and a just government will care for the innocent. If the innocent cannot be protected in life they must have their death paid for after their murder. No accused murderer should sit on death row for more than a year from the time he is arrested until the time he is executed or found not guilty; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Some are saying we are approaching the ability to wage a war without death. Robots will soon give Americans the ability to use a virtual presence to conduct wars on other continents from the comfort of bases in the
Death is inevitable in war. Despite the presence of robots in the air and on the ground the foot soldier still needs to occupy the land. A virtual foot soldier cannot yet do that mission. I am not even sure that the virtual soldier should fight in combat without a human counterpart. Humans have waged war for as long as there have been groups of humans.
A war without death for those with robots can make war too clean, too easy and perhaps too morally acceptable. War should have consequences. War should not be too easy. We need to go to war only when necessary to protect ourselves, our allies and our vital interests. If we can go to war and kill the enemy without any risk to ourselves, we may lose the ability to restrain ourselves from going to war and may never find ourselves at peace again. We may also find ourselves so dependant on technology that if the enemy finds a way to defeat the machines or worse, turn them against us we may find we no longer know how to wage war the old fashioned way, man to man; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rare Siberian tigers starved to death in a Chinese zoo. The Chinese Communists have little regard for their own population so it is any wonder they have no compassion for animals placed in their care? Zoos are an excellent place to keep rare and endangered animals. They can be kept safe from predation, given vaccines and medical care for injuries. They should be given a balanced diet and kept from starvation too. Apparently this is not the case in
Many reasons lead to the extinction of animal species. Tens of thousands of species died off long before mankind could be blamed for it. Climates change, continents drift, animals mutate and new species displace old ones. We no longer have dinosaurs roaming the Earth; the triceratops no longer fights against large two legged carnivores, except in the movies.
Humans have killed off whole species, the passenger pigeon, and the dodo bird being two examples. Zoos allow us the opportunity to make up for some of that by saving species that might otherwise be lost. Sometimes captive breeding has allowed surplus animals to be returned to the wild, like the California condor. Zoo animals should never have to die of starvation. It’s another shame on the Communist government of Red China; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, February 4, 2011
An Iranian book about suicide bombers has been found in the southwest
While certainly a bit of trash in the desert may mean anything or nothing, it is disturbing to find this kind of information. If the average untrained poor Mexican farmer can walk across our southern border and generally make it across and find a place to live and to work, all with out documentation or much money, how much easier would it be for well trained, well funded Muslim extremists to enter the nation by the same route? This has long been a concern for those who study border security.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The United States stands firmly with our Allies the Government of Egypt. The United States stands firmly with our friends the People of Egypt. Our wish is for freedom and stability. As the Government transitions to a freer and open type of government we want to help the Government of Egypt make that transition. We want to assist in any way that we can to insure the transition of power is peaceful and orderly. We want for the people of Egypt the same thing that all people deserve freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, a free market economy and a government that lives in peace with its neighbors and preserves the rights of its entire people.
A Taliban style government in Egypt would be a disaster for Egypt and a disaster for the world. The Christian minority there is ten percent of the population. The antiquities of ancient Egypt are part of the common heritage of all mankind. A radial Islamist government would likely move to destroy them both. The United States needs to be on the right side of history and not support dictators if there is a free and democratic option. It appears that in Egypt there may be a chance for a democratic government to take over from the dictatorship that has run the country for the past thirty years.
The United States should do all it can to thwart the radical Muslims from taking power in Egypt. The US should work with democratic leaders and the existing government to coordinate free and open elections that will preserve the rights of minorities, women and Christians in particular so that the people can finally enjoy the freedom they deserve. One of the problems with our war in Iraq and Afghanistan is our failure to insist on religious freedom for those people so we now have two Islamic republics rather than true democracies. We should not make that mistake again; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The State of
Its heavy bullet is very dangerous and this gun holds seven of them. Since the pistol was designed for military use it is extremely reliable. There are many hundreds of variations on this weapon, including other calibers and different materials to make the parts. They are still in use today by security guards, police, soldiers and private individuals. They are manufactured in several nations and by many different companies, in a large number of models.
I have owned one for over thirty years and as part of my celebration of the centennial of this gun I want to buy two more, in stainless steel from Smith & Wesson, their M1911. Congratulations to John Browning for a remarkable achievement in firearms technology and thanks to