Monday, May 08, 2006

Letter from a Border Patrol Officer

Here's a quote:

"This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another."

You can read the whole article at:

Monday, May 01, 2006

Praise for Bernard Lewis

Here are some quotes:

"We anoint sages when we need them; at times we let them say, on our behalf, the sorts of things we know and intuit but don't say, the sorts of things we glimpse through the darkness but don't fully see. It was thus in the time of the great illusion, in the lost decade of the 1990s, when history had presumably "ended," that Bernard Lewis had come forth to tell us, in a seminal essay, "The Roots of Muslim Rage" (September 1990), that our luck had run out, that an old struggle between "Christendom" and Islam was gathering force."

"... It was vintage Lewis--reading the sources, in this case a marginal Arabic newspaper published out of London, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, in February of 1998--to come across a declaration of war on the United States by a self-designated holy warrior he had "never heard of," Osama bin Laden."

You can read the whole article at:

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Historical Gasoline Prices

From :

"From 1986 to 2003, using 2004 dollars, the real national annual average price for gasoline, including taxes, generally has been below $2 per gallon," noted the Federal Trade Commission in a 2005 report absolving the industry of collusion. "By contrast, between 1919 and 1985, real national annual average retail gasoline prices were above $2 per gallon more often than not."

In other words, gasoline prices were lower than at anytime since 1919 for much of recent history. Some conspiracy! Maybe somebody should have been investigating consumers for "gouging" the oil companies.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Our April Meeting

Cathie Adams, president of the Texas Eagle Forum, our chapter of the national Eagle Forum came and spoke to us about radical Islam. She has put together a PPT presentation that bespeaks a lot of reading, research and compilation.

Good program, good company, good food (Thank you, Theo's Restaurant)! Wonderful evening.


Pictures of the club. I didn't get all the candidates' names. I guess I'll learn how to do this.