“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, February 14, 2008


From an email:

Be sure to read the 14 reasons at the bottom.

Social Security Change For 2008

The United States Senate voted to extend Social Security Benefits to Illegal Aliens beginning in 2008. The following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits. They are grouped by home state. If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative.
Alaska : Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R)
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa : Harkin (D)
Kansas : Brownback (R)
Louisiana : Landrieu (D)
Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana : Baucus (D)
Nebraska : Hagel (R)
Nevada : Reid (D)
New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of the following facts:
  1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.
  2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
  3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
  4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
  5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
  6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
  7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
  8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and Social Services by the American taxpayers.
  9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
  10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
  11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report.
  12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."
  13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
  14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States ".
Total cost is a whooping... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!

Snopes is provided for doubters:


  1. And unlike offshore wind turbines, which have run into opposition from environmentalists worried that the technology would spoil the ocean view, the machinery would be invisible from the surface, with only a few buoys marking the fields.

    Calling Rufus

  2. I thought the Hillary campaign was missing a big bet by not going and campaigning in Mexico. She could have mined the unlimited potential illegal voters there. Still plenty of time to get them into the country to vote in the general, anyways.

  3. "$200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens."

    And there is your answer.

  4. "..worried that the technology would spoil the ocean view,.."

    ??? The whole point of offshore wind turbines is that you wont and don't see them from shore.

  5. Just did the math. 230 bil to export them / 300 mil US population = $766/person to pony up.

  6. I forgot what day it was until I came on This I'll take my wife out to dinner tonight. She's a sap for that kind of stuff:)

    Happy Valentine's Day
    I'll happily pay my $766 portion. Great long term investment. Like the Lousianna Purchase, or buying Alaska.

  7. We get the illegals no matter which one of the trainwrecks occupy the White House. At least with the Dem we'll get some help with renewable energy. Not with McCrazy. I'm voting Dem.

  8. Nick Furman, executive director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, said he fears the wave technology could crowd out his industry, which last year brought in 50 million pounds of crab and contributed $150 million to the state's economy.

    "We've got a limited amount of flat sandy bottom on the Oregon Coast where we can put out pots and where we can fish, and the wave energy folks are telling us they need the same flat, sandy bottom," Furman said.

    "It's not the 10-buoy wave park that has the industry concerned. It's that if it's successful, then that park turns into a 200- or 400-buoy park and it just keeps growing."

    Energy Source

  9. We'll need all the renewable energy we can get, because it costs more and uses more energy to heat an illegal alien in Chicago than a legal Mexican in Chihuahua.

    The price of crabs has risen alot around here. And why can't I find any shrimp from Lousianna like I used to? It's all from Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia or somewhere, which I never buy cause it might be grown in sewage. I'm starving for a good shrimp salad.

  10. Presumably this is a preview of what he intends to run with against John McCain, who was mentioned several times. (Straw in the wind: This audience cheered when he called Sen. McCain an American hero.) Presidential elections now are settled by about 30% of the electorate that occupies the independent center. In late December, Gallup released a poll in which 84% of respondents said they were satisfied with their own lives. At some point in the next 10 months, people will have to square Sen. Obama's Grapes of Wrath message with the reality of their lives.

  11. he-he-he--the reality of the new politics--he-hehe--

    Superdelegates get campaign cash

    Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows.

    "While it would be unseemly for the candidates to hand out thousands of dollars to primary voters, or to the delegates pledged to represent the will of those voters, elected officials serving as superdelegates have received about $890,000 from Obama and Clinton in the form of campaign contributions over the last three years," the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported today.

    About half the 800 superdelegates -- elected officials, party leaders, and others -- have committed to either Clinton or Obama, though they can change their minds until the convention.

    Obama's political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005, the study found, and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.

    Clinton's political action committee has distributed about $195,000 to superdelegates, and only 13 of the 109 who had announced for her have received money, totaling about $95,000.

  12. Neat link on the current power, Bob. Thanks

  13. Danny Ortega Comes Out For Obama

    Revolution's coming.

    Rufus, you might have more trouble than you think, getting rid of these people four years from now.

  14. Driving around today, I heard a local talk radio fellow tell US that there was a conserted effort underway to level the economies of the US and Mexico.

    A storyline I've advanced previously, so I laughed at the radio, then tuned in to the alternative country station out of Globe.

    12% of the AZ workforce is illegal in nature, they ain't got no papers. Without a SSN, how does one apply for SS benefits? With a SSN, a person can get a drivers license, as they'd be Federally documnented, wouldn't they ...

  15. I don't care, Bob. I figure 8 with Obama is worse than 4 with McCain, and THEN 8 with Obama.

    I just think the American people are bored, and are bound and determined to do something stupid like elect an Obama, or Clinton, or McCrazy; and, we might as well just relax and enjoy it.

    Hell, I made money during Carter; my kids can make money with Obama.

  16. Oops, I meant 8 with Obama isn't as bad as 4 with McCain, and then 8 with Obama. Hell, I'm just sick that the dumbass American people have put us in this mess; but, there ain't a thing we can do about it.

  17. Move to Australia. We got great beaches.

  18. “The message the Republicans sent to the president is that if you want the right to waterboard prisoners, we’re not going to stick our necks out for you.”

    Pulling back from a showdown also suggests that McCain, who has repeatedly broken with his party over the issue of detainee treatment, may be more intent heading into the election on rallying Republicans than on burnishing his independent credentials.

    McCain’s vote against the underlying bill has sparked criticism from Democrats, who say it shows that he is pandering to the conservative base and flip-flopping on one of his signature issues.

    Closing Ranks Around McCain

  19. DOUG

    Here's The Inside Story On Bernie Ward

    Doug and I are both familiar with this scumbug through radio listening.

    Bernie the great is fallen, fallen.

    I'd really like to see Australia. Maybe now is the time.

    I understand your point of view, Ruf, let every man bravely drink the poison in his his own way:)
    Hah! One bit of good news just came over the radio. The jury in Wallace, Idaho, just reconvicted the guy that killed the Marine and his wife. I knew they would. 9th Circus Court of Appeals cost us couple million bucks to do it.

  20. Savage is saying one of the US Senators told the police not to investigate Ward.

  21. Just read that police report narrative on Ward. Crazy stuff.

  22. Saw new terms coined today--Obamanation. Obamination.

  23. Savage seems relutant to say the name of the Senator but it must be Feinstein. It's an allegation, for now.

  24. Oh, and when is that attack on Iran I've read was going to be the hallmark of the Bush Administration going to launch?

    Mr Bush, who, it was promised by many, would not leave it to the "next" Administration, is running out of time. The drums are not even beating, now. Who supposes that they will pick up the tempo, in the coming months, with the Election cycle already in full swing?

    Are those Chinese built Panamax tankers underway, are those refineries under construction in China ready for Hugos' crude?

    Bet that if not, they almost are.

    While the US dithers about with windmills and tide surges. With out the distillery capacity under construction to replace Hugos' crude. So we'll be sending more dollars to Arabia. The Wahabbists will come out a head, again.

    The hallmark of Team43, the ascendancy of the Wahabbists in Arabia. Thankfully the lessons of 9-11-01 were fully learned, and the secular Arabs were defeated, leaving the Wahabbists free rein in the region.

    After almost six years of Coalition Occupation, Sharia Rules in Basra! That emblem of Coalition success. While the 1920 Brigades, renamed as Concerned Local Citizens, rule in Anbar.

    And the streets of Anbar are safe, as they could have been on 28 Jun 2003 if the US had allowed local elections to go forward, instead of establishing a military occupation.
    An occupation that has failed to achieve the desired Goals, the restructuring of Iraqi society, the removal of the Tribes as local power players.

    Five years wasted and a trillion USD, with little to show for it but a military that is worn out and now ill equipped. Along with $90 dollar oil and Wahabbists rolling in dough.

    Why not unify with Mexico, expand the empire at home, it's a lot less costly. If done above board and not covertly. An ongoing operation that makes Charlie Wilson's War look like childs' play.

    It was the Wahabbists that were supposed to be the threat, they were in the light, while American unification was the real play.

    Now the Wahabbists have won in the MidEast and American unification is moving forward, with the GOP leading the way.

    Success brothers, Team43 completed its' mission. The border is still open, the migrants are flowing north. Wal-Marts' consumer banks in Mexico are gaining clients, daily.

  25. You worry to much, Rat. Zbig is going to Syria, he's there now, I think.

    Ward was a former aid to Barbara Boxer, she's the one.

    For what it's worth, Savage, who often is right, was saying the megarich L.A. gay 'mofia' as he calls them, were the original backer of Obama. Maybe deuces video was spot on.

    Presidential candidates should be drug tested, and polygraphed, like in the securtiy agencies.

  26. The shooting came 10 months after 32 students and faculty were shot down by a mentally disturbed student at Virginia Tech University in the deadliest massacre ever at a US school.

    Chicago has long been noted for the Valentine's Day Massacre of February 14, 1929, when seven people were executed by machine-gun, in a Mafia killing during the city's gangster heyday.

    Northern Illinois University, chartered in 1895, is a teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000 and nearly 1,300 teachers. It has 862 international students from 88 nations.

    University Shooting

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