Artorius Castus

President Hillary Clinton, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 31, 2007

The meeting in the War Room was not going well. Six weeks out from the November midterms, and every single poll was predicting a landslide Republican victory. Incumbent democrats in both the House and Senate were trailing their Republican challengers by 10 points or more, and those numbers had remained fairly constant through the summer. Every single piece of legislation put forth by the Hillary administration was blocked in committee; the Republicans absolutely refused to discuss ANYTHING and were not even meeting their Donkey counterparts. As result of the imposed Legislative standstill, the administration was turning to more and more executive orders in order to even start working on Hillary’s “New America”.

Amber Holloway, aide to Hillary’s Chief of Staff, sighed inwardly. This isn’t government or leadership; it is a war room, back alley, dirty politics, designed to keep the opposition in check. Not once in the last week had the new immigration bill been discussed. Nor had they even touched on the burgeoning health crisis in the country. When Hillary announced her “Open Borders” plan, allowing anyone to seek entry into the United States, the border states had reported a 50% increase in Typhoid, TB and Dengue fever cases. The problem was, the immigrants were treated first, as part of the “New Citizen” plan. US citizens were forced to wait in line behind the influx of third worlders for treatment in the government health centers.

Amber snorted to herself-“Government Health Centers, now there was a bright idea!” On January 25, 2009, President Clinton, by executive order, had nationalized all of the hospitals, clinics, and doctors. Those who had opted to keep their own insurance coverage and doctors, suddenly found themselves without healthcare-the executive order demanded everybody be registered for “America Care” by 24 January. Obviously, with only three days warning, not even 1% of legal Americans were registered, forcing them to the back of the line. In one case in Georgia, a church bus that had turned over on the highway with a youth group on board, was denied treatment because they were not registered and all of the Atlanta area hospitals were still mired in the back log of “Health Certification” for the newly arrived immigrants. Further since it was a church group, special forms had to be filled out and the newly formed Domestic Security Department, a Cabinet Post, had held up treatment because youth was a Christian outfit. All religious groups had to register for healthcare and provide the health and personal records of every parishoner, congregant, and Temple denizen. Those of the Islamic faith were exempt.

But that’s not why they were in this meeting today. This was an emergency cabinet meeting called by the Domestic Security Director, Anne Lewis. Under Executive order [redacted] President Clinton suspended the 2nd Ammendemnt due to rise in crime caused by the influx of immigrants. American citizens were not turning in their registered weapons as decreed by the order. The uniformed para-militaries from the Domestic Security Department were forced to go door to door, and when they did, they were stonewalled by the patriots with such comments as “I dont own it anymore, I dropped it in the lake” or “My car was broken into and the Sig was stolen,” When queried about a police report, most respondents just shrugged, “We thought you guys might be a little busy building those houses for the immigrants..”

The Para militaries were basically union thugs who were hired for Domestic Security based soley on political reliability. The resulting clashes with citizens who refused to disarm were bloody, and one of them in Missouri was quelled by National Guard troops, who had to fire upon their fellow Midwesterners when they refused to disperse. This in turn caused several Guard and Reserve units in the Midwest to refuse mobilization orders when ordered into Saint Louis for “crowd safety”. Parts of North City looked liked Soweto in 70’s, and the police refused to either report or take a complaint without military escort. These weren’t, however, poor minorites fighting in the streets; oh there were some to be sure, but it was a mix of Americans, no ethnocentricities. The footage of suit and tie Clayton types protesting along with airline employees, contruction workers, state and county workers, and more than a few precincts in the police ditricts who failed to show up, were aired every 30 minutes on the cable news. Amber turned back to the heated discussion at the table.

“We must activate the 82 Airborne to quell the unrest in Missouri, Madam President!” Anne Lewis bleated. “We must have the citizery disarmed and docile or the next phase of society change can’t be initiated!”

When the first signs of dissent started appearing in the Midwest and West, Hillary ordered the Army Chief of Staff, Noorah Abdulla, the first Muslim women General, to move the entire division to an undisclosed location within the United States. Cut off from all comms (no internet, no cell phones, nothing), they were completely in the dark about what was going on along the Mississippi River. When they were to be activated, the were going to be told a group of sleepers had incited riots and launched a terror attack from the city, requiring martial law.

“I concur, Hillary”, the only man in the room who could call her that said. Sandy Berger’s career had been revived when he was appointed National Intelligence Director. In his position, he saw EVERYTHING. At first, the veteran FBI Counter intellgence officer refused to even accept the application for Berger’s Code Word clearance. Suddenly there was talk of a new position for the FBI agent-legal Attache in Mauratania. With six months to retirement, he relented. Even a year after of living the retired life on his Colorado ranch, he still felt guilty knowing about a gaping hole in National Security, and not being able to do anything about it.
“Nipping these seditious insurrections in the bud now will save us trouble later,” The NID said. “Further, they will show this administration doesnt tolerate dissen, er, terrorism.” Berger said while stratching his leg which was strangely accompanied by the sound of rustling paper.

“Terrorism? These are Americans of all stripes that are furious at our suspending a constitutional ammendment!” The Labor Secretary exclaimed. A fairly decent chap, he was uncomfortable with some of the changes being made while “tweaking Freedom”, as Hillary called it.

“The Constitution is outdated. It must be changed to be more in line with modern America,” intoned Madam President. “And I must get to my meeting with the GLBTA Secretary.” She said as she gathered up her stuff and was escorted out of the room not by the USSS, but the thuggish pinkerton types from Domestic Security. At the door she turned to the Army Chief of Staff who was slipping off her shoes and laying out a prayer rug in the Situation Room. She pointed the rug toward the mark of Islam painted on the wall by order of the Diversity Secretary in all government buildings denoting where East was. “Noora, activate the 82nd, but finish your prayers first,” the President said kindly. Kind of like a spider might.

Amber went back to her office in the Old Executive Building. Her current task was to analyze how the Supremes would rule on the suspension of the Second Amendment, the Open Borders policy, and the establishment of America Care. They were due back from recess in three weeks.

Chief Justice John Roberts boarded NWA flight 1 from MSP-HNL. A 747, the Chief Justice preferred to fly commercial-especially in the 747. He always upgraded and took his seat upstairs where got a glass of orange juice and took out his laptop. He perused his email and then shut it down for take off. Once airborne, he retrieved it and began working on his ruling on the America Care act. It was a waste of time, he knew he would rule against it. Deciding to let his clerk write up his ruling when he got back, he took out a DVD, Volume III of “Victory At Sea”, and settled back to watch.

Amber sighed, this as a waste of time, she thought as the Chief Justice winged his way over the Cascades. At least 5 would rule against all three of the cases pending, the “swing” vote, who usually voted with the democrats, was solidily in the against column it had been reported. “Oh, well, they will be back and ruling in three weeks, and we’ll deal with it then,” she thought as she shut down her computer and signed for the copies she made during the day. She went to the burn room with her burn bag with a Domestic Security thug, who watched intently as she fed all of the contents into the incinerator. Satisfied, he signed the duty log and said good night.

The 747-400 is a remarkable machine. A four engine monster capable of carrying up to 350 people, 400 in some configurations, it was one of the most used models for long haul flights. Much wider than most allowed some space from the cattle car seating on some of the smaller airplanes. Due to its sleek design and wind, it is able to trim up fairly easily. Level off, a little pitch trim adjustment, and hand the flight over to Honeywell Flight Management Systems, who would really be flying airplane to Hawaii.

Before the Hawaii trip, Aircraft number N847NW had flown over the pole from Osaka. Before Osaka, she was down for a Block Check in Northwest’s Seattle Maintenance facilty, where after being completly taken apart and put back together by NorthWest Quality Inspectors, she was given a clean bill of health, and was ferried into position for her Osaka turn. As NWA1 went feet wet off the Washington Coast, they encountered some rough air and the First Officer who was flying the leg, leaned forward and adjusted the trim. At that moment the EICAS, or Engine Indication Crew Alerting System, lit up with an amber pitch trim failure. “My airplane,” said the Captain, as he took the yoke. What happened next is unclear. Accident investigators were denied the Flight Data Recorder by Domestic Security, but if they weren’t, they would have learned that the vertical Stab jackscrew had given way at the same time the rudder went hard over. Causing a porpoising spiralling descent, it slammed into the Northern Pacific at 300 miles an hour. The Chief Justice was already dead; a flying galley cart had hit him and a flight attendant before impact. Had the investigators had a look at the FDR, they would have also found that some of the flight control code had been tweaked, the Supremes were down to 8 Justices just like that.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is well known for his love for RVing. One of the most respected, extremely intelligent, and conservative Judges on the Bench, and despite the media portraying him during his nomination as an ogre, he is actually quite popular. As he wound his way down Colorado 14 to Fort Collins, he mused over the upcoming cases they had agreed to hear. It was useless, he thought, it will be ruled against in a heartbeat. He slowed down to negotiate a hairpin that had him dangerously close to the edge of the road. He glanced down at the 1000 ft drop into the Cache La Poudre river. His eyes returned to the road just in time to see another RV coming right at him. He jerked the wheel over hard to avoid the edge, but he had no way of knowing that the tie rods had been loosened and weakened and timed to give way when the Justice was on the dangerous mountain road. He shot straight forward and over the edge. The impact of the 1000 foot drop destroyed any signs that anyone might have tampered with the steering.

At 0243, Amber found her self back in the situation room where it buzzing with the news of the Supremes. The media was already speculating Hillary would make two rush recess appointments to replace the Judges. There was also a sense of unease-two Supremes who stood in the way of Hillary’s New America policy had died within hours of eachother-one in a plane crash and the other in an auto wreck. Even as loyal as the staffers were, the irony was not lost them that history was seeming to repeat itself. President Clinton swept into the room and ordered everybody to their seats. “What is the press saying?” She demanded. “Nothing yet,” Press Secretary Katie Couric said. “But they will be. Madam President, I have to ask, did you have any knowldge of this beforehand?”

Her Highness look shocked. “Why, Katie, No! How could I know a plane ws going to crash? Or an RV would go off a cliff?” She wailed.

The relief was evident on a number of faces in the room. They would be on tape in the room when Hillary denied any knowledge.

“Good,” said Amber’s boss, Hillary’s Chief of Staff, Joe Wilson. “I have two of the best recess appointments here. We can announce as early as noon tomorrow,” said the reptile.

“Who?” asked Hillary and Katie in unison.

“Well one involves getting someone out of prison…” his voiced trailed off.

“Lynne Stewart!” exclaimed Hillary. “of course! Draw up the pardon papers, I’ll sign them right now!”

“Already done,” said smarmy Joe Wilson, as he hander her a manila envelope.

“Whos the other appointment going to be?” Hillary demanded eagerly.

“Your Husband,” he said, grinning wickedly.

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Democratic rivals set their sights on Clinton

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 31, 2007

By Alex Johnson
Reporter
MSNBC
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing Tuesday to fight off a gang assault from the rest of the Democratic presidential field, led by her closest rival, who was closely studying the playbook of the master — Clinton’s husband, the former president.

Clinton, D-N.Y., and most of the other major Democratic contenders gathered in Philadelphia for a two-hour debate at 9 p.m. ET, which will be telecast on MSNBC and streamed live on msnbc.com. Brian Williams, managing editor and anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will moderate.

Yawn. What can we be worse by watching democrats try and out liberal eachother. Except Hillary, or course. She will be acting the moderate and attacked candidate because she is a woman. Its all a foregone conclusion anyway, its a Clinton-Obama ticket anyway. This is all just smoke to keep the democrats relevant..

Marx’s erupting skin may have influenced writings

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 30, 2007

“LONDON (Reuters) – Karl Marx, who complained of excruciating boils, actually suffered from a chronic skin disease with known psychological effects that may well have influenced his writings, a British expert said on Tuesday.

Sam Shuster, professor of dermatology at the University of East Anglia, believes the revolutionary thinker had hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in which the apocrine sweat glands — found mainly in the armpits and groin — become blocked and inflamed.”

Bwaaaahhhhaaaahhhaaaa! Savage was right! Liberalism is a mental disorder! Pukers for Peace, Cindy Sheehan, the Double Decker bus boobs wanting to be human shields, Code Pink, God deniers, Global Warming enthusiasts and abortion can all be explained by the guys findings. Honest and reasonable people know the abovementioned are all whackos and slightly off kilter. Now we know why! They have absorbed the rantings of a madman! How else do explain Hillary Clintons politics! Harry Reid’s cluelessness, and Nancy Pelosi’s bug eyed stare! It explains how uber rich John Edwards (ambulance chaser)can keep a straight face when he whines about the two Americas!

Federal Government Strips "God" From the Washington Monument

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 30, 2007

The National Park Service, a branch of the federal government, has joined the Veterans Administration in establishing anti-Christian bigotry as public policy. The NPS has censored “God” from a key display of America’s Christian heritage in Washington.

The reference is an engraving of “Laus Deo,” which is Latin for “Praise be to God,” on the east side of the 100-ounce aluminum cap atop of the Washington Monument.

Since the actual inscription on the cap is unviewable atop the 555-foot stone column, the NPS created a replica which is on display in the white-colored obelisk of marble, granite and sandstone.

Now “God” has been removed from the plaque containing information about the Washington Monument. In 2000 the plaque read:

APEX OF THE MONUMENT Reproduction The builders searched for an appropriate metal for the apex that would not tarnish and would act as a lightning rod. They chose one of the rarest metals of the time, aluminum. The casting was inscribed with the phrase, Laus Deo, (Praise be to God).

The NPS censored the last sentence from the latest plaque, which now reads:

CAP OF THE MONUMENT Reproduction The builders searched for appropriate metal for the cap that would not tarnish and would act as a lightning rod. They chose one of the rarest metals of the time – aluminum.

Read more at Free Republic

Here is a great post from the FR article supplied by Freeper Yoe..

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her “How could God let something like this happen?” (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are,but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. &nb sp;And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”

Another Email to the Clinton Campaign

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 29, 2007

Good Morning. We are hearing rumors that a surveillance tape from the White House on the day Vince Foster died, is circulating. The rumor further states that a disgruntled USSS agent copied the tape that day and held on to it, waiting for the Clintons to re-emerge. We actually have a contact number from a go between that has seen the tape (its digitized).

1. Will Hillary try and buy the tape to take it out of play?

2. Will Hillary just ignore it, counting on the media to cover her?

3. Will Hillary be sitting down and giving an honest, non-scripted, non-choreographed, no holds barred interview? If so, when?

4. Artorius has limited resources. We cannot afford to purchase the disc, but perhaps a deal between Artorius and the Hillary campaign can be worked out-we will obtain the disc (you will have to put up the money), wont post its contents, in return for a real interview the Senator here at Artorius HQ. We would also be willing to travel for the interview.

5. Artorius is giving the Hillary campaign a chance to dispel any notions of criminal behavior, abuse of USSS agents, and the Senators involvement in Vince Foster’s demise, in exchange for this interview. However, we are still pursuing other avenues of obtaining the disc. If we get it before we hear from the Clinton Campaign, we will have no choice but to post it. The anti-Hillary trailer on You Tube is the most downloaded clip this week. We feel that a chance to get out in front of of the corruption charges that are sure to follow, once the disc is obtained, is more than the Senator deserves, but we aren’t like the War Room Democrats-there are still some idealistic news sources out there, and we want to be fair.

I have to leave for work in an hour, but my Blackberry will be on. We appreciate a timely response.

Staff at Artortius Castus

Read David Martin’s take on Vince Foster’s “suicide”…

Guantanamo remark offends Dutch officials

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 28, 2007


Report: Democrat says Europe not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Gitmo

Rachael Strecher / AP file Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos

Updated: 9:16 a.m. CT Oct 27, 2007
WASHINGTON – Dutch lawmakers who visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat.

The lawmakers said that Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told them that “Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay.”

So what do these geniuses propose we do with 600+ terrorists in Gitmo hell bent on destroying the West? Will this Dutch delegation be willing to house these monsters? As ususal with liberals, there is criticism, but no solution..

Obama accuses Clinton of sidestepping

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 28, 2007

By AMY LORENTZEN
Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Kevin Sanders

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday lashed out at rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, accusing her of dodging tough questions about Social Security.

Obama, campaigning at a senior center in Des Moines, said all the presidential candidates need to talk honestly about Social Security instead of sidestepping the issue, but he singled out Clinton – the front-runner for the nomination – for special criticism.

How transparent can the Democrats be? This was staged. Next, watch Hillary issuing a statement on Social Security. Then when the juggernaut o’ Marxism becomes to much for Obama delgates to override, Hillary will reach out and offer him the VP slot, just as it has been planned since the beginning. Obama’s coming out party as Hillary’s VP, was during the Dem convention in ’04. The Hillary campaign has been going full steam since then. BTW, a check with the IRS and the FEC reveal Hillary still has not returned 850,000 crooked, illegal, ill gotten, and Chi-com tainted dollars. Transparent is the only word to describe these people..

Hillary Clinton Accuser Claims New Evidence of Fraud in Documentary

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 27, 2007

WASHINGTON — One gift that Hillary Clinton is unlikely to enjoy on her 60th birthday Friday is the premiere of “Hillary Uncensored,” a scathing documentary whose 13-minute trailer has been No. 1 on Google Video since Oct. 10, with more than 1.1 million views to date.

More Hillary fraud. At least SOMEONE is reporting on it. If Hillary was a Republican, this story would have wall to wall coverage. The Clintons are dirty, how Hillary thinks she can be an honest President is beyond me..

A Growing Chasm

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 26, 2007

When one hears the phrase, “A Nation Divided”, or something similar, it should conjure up images of the Civil War. Fought from 1861-1865, it was a time when the Nation was truly split. Several Southern States seceded and went to war with those States that did not. A devastating war, it took many years and millions of dollars to rebuild the war torn South. While the war changed a lot things in America, making things “legal” so to speak, the attitudes and racism towards a group of Americans, shamefully, lasted for 100 years more. That was a time of true division. North aganst South, Brother Agaisnt Brother, you have heard it all before.

All too often, especially lately, I hear this phrase used more and more in the media. Are we truly that divided? To hear any drive-by media pundit, we are hopelssly mired in a quagmire..oh wait, wrong line, “We are hoplessly divided and nothing will change that..” Yada yada..

I believe there are enough honest and resonable folks in America that can see through smoke and mirrors used daily on Capitol Hill and the White House. These honest and resonable folks, want security, a final deal on immigration, tax relief, healthcare reform, and above, all a little honesty out of Washington. Finding any kind of consensus on it, however, seems to be elusive. Take, for example, Healthcare Reform.

Folks on the Right side of the political spectrum argue it will be socialized medicine and we will go the way of England. After Healthcare, what will be next, the auto insurance industry? Once the barrier of socialism has been breached, its too late. Consider Air Traffic Control. I work closely with ATC in my professional life, so I know how good those guys are, I also know what type of job stress it entails. But as much as I hate to say it, our Nation’s Airspace System is a mess. Its no one entity’s fault. But the response by ATC has been questionable at times, and I have often wondered about some of the decsions made by the FAA. ATC is government run, and after you get past the fundamentals of vectoring a heavy jet to the Final Approach Fix, it just a government job. Canada, the bastion Red Socialism (sorry, not all Canadians)privatized their Air Traffic Control System. When one has to compete to stay in business, quality generally improves. Another example of Government control run amok, is public education, but that is a topic for another time.

Those on the Left side of that spectrum believe that Government control is required to keep things running smoothly. By controlling healthcare, welfare, and various other social programs, the theory is everyone is taken care of, everybody has his basic needs met by the largess of Government. There is nothing wrong with the basic altruistic premise of this stance. But all too often, control over most aspects of a citizens life can lead to some slippery slopes. We saw it Germany in the ’30’s at the same time we were seeing it Stalin’s Russia. Freedoms curtailed, rights taken away, the whole package of totalitarianism. These same folks on the Left scoff at the idea that socialized medicine will lead to communism or socialism. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and some belive that Healthcare will only be a start. “Can you imagine people like the employees at the Motor Vehicles Department deciding when or if you can have that gall bladder surgery?” Asks Tom Delancy, a paid consultant to Artorius. “The basic premise seems for now, anyway, like “socialism by choice, you can have it if you want it”, but we wonder when it will no longer be a choice.”

There are many of divisions between political parties, one of the problems of the two party system is both sides have to assume all the issues-there has to be party position on everything. In some countries with more that two or three parties, the union that controls the Party from a region in North, isnt going to be too worried about the political party that most of the folks in the maritime areas are in. Thus, as long as these two parties dont bump heads somewhere along the line. A consensus in the most general sense is usually reached, not always, but usually. Most of the differences outlined so far have come from Party stances or Statements. But what about the people?

The first person we turned to is an Artorius Senior Contributing Editor. A retired Cold Warrior who knows nothing about the mining of Nicarguan harbors in the ’80s, we have view from the retired government sector.

“IT’S MORE THAN A “GROWING CHASM.” WE’VE PASSED THAT AND NOW THERE IS A DEEP INCISION IN THE BODY POLITIC OF THIS COUNTRY THAT MAY NOT EVER BE BRIDGED. FOR A BRIEF FEW DAYS FOLLOWING THE MOSLEM ATTACKS ON CIVILIZATION ON 11 SEP 01, WE WERE UNITED. BUT THEN POLITICS STUCK ITS UGLY HEAD BACK IN AND NOW WE’RE AT EACH OTHER’S THROATS AGAIN WHILE TRYING TO WAGE A GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM. UNFORTUNATELY, IT’S GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER OUTRAGE SIMILAR TO THE ONE PERPETRATED BY MOHAMMED ATTA/HOUSE OF SAUD TO REUNITE THESE UNITED STATES.”

Do you really feel thats what it will take?

“I DO. THE SIGHT OF THE TWIN TOWERS FALLING AGAIN WILL, I THINK, SHOCK EVEN THE MOST FERVENT BUSH HATER INTO JOINING ARMS WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, AND UNITE AT LEAST LONG ENOUGH TO WORK TOGETHER. AFTER THAT, IT’LL BE BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL: PRO V ANTI ABORTION; PRO V ANTI GUN, ETC.”

Unfortunately, he is probably right, it will take a catastrophe to unite America again, if only for a short time. But what about Katrina? That was a catastrophe and it divided us even further. “Yes, Katrina was awful,” said the consultant. “but in a city like New Orleans, it was to be expected. Generations of welfare in one of the largest public housing communities in America, were basically conditioned to rely on the Government for everything. When the order came to evacuate, the folks turned to the City and they were no where to be found. When the flooding got worse, the word got out to some to make their way to the Superdome, which was part of the original disaster plan.”

“But the word didnt get out to a lot of folks, one of the reasons ommitted by the media for ill prepardeness of the city was the fact that a lot of the public housing denizens didnt have the media capabilty to keep with the storm,” he continued. “by the time the City and State governments realized what a disaster they had on their hands, we in TV land had already seen the fighting on the bridge, and heard the horrific tales coming from the Superdome, and there were still folks stuck in Desire and Iberville not knowing what was going on(I think thats what those housing units called). Thats when they called the Federal Government in, nearly 48 hours after the severity of the situation revealed itself.”

48 hours? We knew from cable and satellite the situation had detoriated within 12 hours. Murders, cops looting stores, and general anarchy. What could have taken so long for the federal response?

“That responsibility comes from the Governor of Louisiana,” stated Tom. “the order didnt come till 48 hours later. It is believed they thought they could control the situation with National Guard. And then the levees broke. Once that happened, all bets were off. FEMA was activated and one of the plans called for activating all off duty NOPD officers and auxilliaries. There were supposed to be 400, but when they got to NOLA, an embarrassed Nagin had to admit those cops didnt exist and someone had been taking the federal funds and pocketing them. Some specualte thats why the City and State took so long to notify the Federal Government;the arrival of the feds would open the City’s and State’s books revealing a lot of felonies.”

So the Governor didnt summon Federal help until 2 days later?

“Nope,” he said.

Then why did Bush take so much heat for the Hurricane?

“By not getting there until after the levees gave, and the evacuation taking so long, the media saw a golden opportunity to hang it all on Bush’s late arrival, which was caused by corrupt city and state workers who were afraid of federal scrutiny descending upon the state.”

So a lot of the divide in America can be blamed on the media?

“Of course!” Tom snorted. “As long as people are watching “The View” and ABC, they are getting a point of view from the Left. Thats why the Blogs, and Rush and others are so important because they remind people there is another side to the story coming from what we like to call the Drive By Media,” he explained. “The division felt on the news and in the media and general doesnt apply to all, though.”

Oh? How so?

“Well, look at Rush’s syndication, Hannity’s reach, Conservative books never touted in the media, but always in the top 10 in Amazon and the NYT,” he explained.”Look at the heat the Democrats are taking over the Nascar innoculation gaffe. No, Patrick, we are not that divided, it appears that way, but there are a lot of honest reasonable people out there, as you like to say, and they can see through most of the smoke.”

So, a lot of the division is fostered by the media?

“The Media get their material faxed to them daily from DNC headquarters, Patrick.”

A380 makes first passenger flight

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 25, 2007

The world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, has taken off on its first commercial flight – from Singapore to Sydney, Australia.
Singapore Airlines took delivery of the huge plane dubbed the Superjumbo just over a week ago and passengers bought seats in a charity online auction.

It can carry some 850 passengers but is carrying about 450 to Sydney.

The Superjumbo’s advent ends a reign of nearly four decades by the Boeing 747 as the world’s biggest airliner.

That is a monster plane. We will be seeing them at JFK and ORD next year..