The Gulag Du Toit

The spectacle of hispanic protests winding through the streets of America has riled the ranks of cultural conservative freedom fighters, it’s given the straight-shooting Liberty Belles a case of the vapors, and it’s even got Kim du Toit laying in the framework for American labor camps.

Addressing the concern that immigrants might get over or under an American Wall constructed at the border, du Toit proposes:

And we catch them doing it, and either repatriate them (first offense), or imprison them in tented labor camps for five years (subsequent offenses). They wanna work here? Fine. Let them do it as convicts, earning $1 per hour.

Du Toit implies that his labor camp solution could be a joke, but it stands to reason that he’s at least half-serious about it in the face of the high stakes game that du Toit, himself, outlines below.

Jokes aside, here’s the thing.

Illegal immigration costs us an untold amount of money each year, in social services, law enforcement and unpaid taxes. That’s just pure currency we’re talking about.

Now add to that the harm done by drug smuggling, terrorist infiltration and increased gang violence.

Ask me again whether the cost of securing our southern border is too much.

Expense, drug crime, terror, and unpaid taxes inflicted on the country as a result of the unauthorized crossings of a line on a map. That’s du Toit’s justification for apprehending and detaining illegal immigrants at gunpoint, but if the consequences of illegal immigration in the form of drug smuggling and unpaid taxes are unacceptable, then why stop at throwing wetbacks into the labor camps when there’s plenty of tent space left for domestic drug dealers and tax evaders, as well? That’s the beauty of your gulag, Kim. It’ll not only keep Club America exclusive, it’ll also re-educate red-blooded American druggies and tax deadbeats.

U.S. Government Official Validates Anonymous Government Officials on Alpizar Shooting

It’s no surprise that the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tomás Dueñas, is taking the official line on the killing of Rigoberto Alpizar last month by Federal Air Marshals.

Dueñas said by telephone that he met with officials of the State Department and the investigative team, but did not reveal the names of the officials…

Officials told Dueñas that Alpizar was sitting at the rear of the airplane, when he suddenly got up and carrying a handbag. when a stewardess told Alpizar to sit down, he went out of control and made the claim of carrying a bomb. One of the bilingual security officers says he told Alpizar to stop, which he didn’t and ran out of the aircraft, security officials giving chase. When Alpizar, now on outside the aircraft and on the loading ramp, put his hand in the bag, agents fired.

After closely following this story since the day of the shooting, I know of no first hand account by an eyewitness, be it a passenger, a member of the cabin crew, or an air marshal, who will corroborate the above version of events. To date, there is no public statement made by anyone on that plane who heard Alpizar say anything threatening or to the effect that he had a bomb. In fact, several passengers’ statements directly contradict the official story.

Needless to say, the Alpizar’s family isn’t satisfied with the Ambassador’s endorsement of the government’s story. They’re asking for more information, but I have to wonder if this incident, with all it’s vague fourth hand explanations and anonymous accountings, will soon be swept right out of the public’s consciousness.

The State Legislator is the Child Grown Strong

Missouri Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Cold Beer Sales

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state senator wants to force Missouri stores to sell warm beer. Under a bill by Sen. Bill Alter, grocery and convenience stores would risk losing their liquor licenses if they sold beer colder than 60 degrees. The intent is to cut down on drunken driving by making it less tempting to pop open a beer after leaving the store.

“The only reason why beer would need to be cold is so that it can be consumed right away,” Alter, who has been a police offer for more than 20 years, said Thursday.

He said the idea came from a fifth-grade student in Jefferson County who was participating in a program to teach elementary students about state government. He sought their suggestions for new laws and chose the cold beer ban from a list of the top three ideas.

There are a few things disturbing about this article:

1. “He [the state senator] sought their [fifth-graders] suggestions for new laws…” A state senator is asking ten-year olds for ideas about law? What’s next, state-provided Mountain Dew fountains in public places?

2. Hey, I like cold beer. Fuck you, pal.

3. Does anyone actually crack a beer open on the ride home? And if they do, is that enough to get anyone drunk enough to cause an accident? Come on.

4. I really like cold beer. Double fuck you, pal.

Hat tip: The Agitator

Cory Maye got lucky

Cory Maye got lucky. He may be on death row, but he didn’t die yet at the hands of the police (his “protectors”, you know) the day after Christmas, 2001. He’s on death row now, which makes him in far more dire straits than myself, but he’s better off than Anthony Diotaiuto, Ishmael Mena, Donald Scott, Annie Rae Dixon, Alberto Sepulveda (age 11,) Robert Adams, Mario Paz, the son of Bobby & Kathy Bowman (age 8,) Scott W. Bryant, Pedro Oregon Navarro, Delbert Bonar, Robert Lee Peters, Manuel Ramirez, Bruce Lavoie, or Ralph Garrison. All were shot dead, in their own homes, by the police. Some were in fact “guilty” of the non-crime of possessing drugs of which the state disapproves; some just happened to live with, next door to, or in a previous address of someone involved in the drug trade. Some were unarmed, some were defending themselves against what they thought were common criminals. Instead, they found themselves up against the uncommon kind. The kind that comes in force. The kind that has little fear of being prosecuted for murder if they shoot an innocent homeowner. The kind who almost always wears body armor.

These cases illustrate one obvious way that the state, which claims to protect us, actually makes us less safe. They might simply stop by your house in the middle of the night and shoot you. But there’s another, subtler consequence. How many people have been or will be killed, beaten, or raped because when a criminal broke into their home, they hesitated to grab for a gun or other weapon just in case it’s the cops? Most people who have a gun in the house for protection will consider themselves to face pretty good odds against the average criminal, after all. The cost vs. benefits analysis is pretty clear: there’s probably only one or two of them, and they’re out to do something nasty to you anyhow, so it’s wise to have a gun pointed at the bedroom door as they enter. The likely downside, most of the time, is that they carry out their original intentions. With the police making “tactical” entries, however, that analysis changes completely. Leaving the gun under the bed will result, most likely, in an arrest. If they have the wrong house, it may result in an apology. Having the gun in hand when the perpetrators come in… well, this time there are ten of them in body armor, guns drawn, and on a hair trigger. You do the math. Cory Maye got lucky.

To Serve and…something something

Balko gets ahold of another beauty. A bunch of undercover cops tries to bust up some college drinking. One of them flashes his badge and fires a few shots in the air. Another policeman hears the shots, runs over, and shoots and kills the undercover cop (and injured a student).

It gets better.

The president of the university sends out a letter blaming alcohol for the death of the cop. The logic being, I guess, that if no one broke the ridiculous drinking age law, then undercover cops would not be necessary, then undercover cops wouldn’t have to shoot into the air, then off-duty officers wouldn’t shoot to kill the undercover cops.

You’ve got to read the whole thing. It’s so stupid it’ll take your breath away.

Rockhounds Beware

Money laundering investigations are up and the once wholesome concept of paying cash is now assumed to mean dirty business.

Even gem and mineral collectors are being put on notice, since it appears that some Northwest African meteorites are suspected to have been traded into Morocco by Muslim terror groups. So not only do you get to rub elbows at gun shows with your favorite LEO’s, now gem shows are likely to be visited by Federal officials in the name of fighting the War on Terror. Have a nice weekend.

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Terror rock mugshot. Probably laundered into Morocco by extremist rockhounds.

Hey, At Least It Isn’t Albania…

Special report from the Seattle Pravda:

In the state of Washington, you can eat as much roasted duck as you please.

You can shoot the occasional duck, provided you follow certain rules.

But you can’t possess a wild duck — a fact that Diane Erdmann didn’t fully grasp until two state Fish and Wildlife officers showed up at her Auburn workplace Friday demanding her pet duck Gooey.

Remember, if we allow women to adopt baby ducks, then the terrorists will have won.

Let’s Have A Celebration!

Brilliant:

ATTENTION ALL AMERICANS

BE A PARTICIPANT ON THIS FIRST TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT THE ENTIRE NATION WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY RECITE THE PREAMBLE TO THE US CONSTITUTION ACROSS THE WORLD ON THE INTERNET, TELEVISION, AND RADIO!

Yeah, the Constitution. Good thing we’ve got that to protect us:

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people’s homes and businesses — even against their will — for private economic development.

Workin’ out pretty good, isn’t it?

Everyone is invited this September 17th to come and pledge allegiance to the flag of BulldozingYourHouseForTheGreaterGoodistan! The celebration will be held at the future site of Honest Bob’s Used Cars, now temporarily occupied by Mr. And Mrs. Jimmy Smith and family! At noon, an oversize commemorative check will be presented to the Smiths, followed five minutes later by a twenty-one bulldozer salute! All Americans are invited via webcast to recite the Preamble as the D7s roll off the trailers and through what was once the Smith’s living room! Be sure to come to the Celebration Of Freedom following the ceremonial demolition – you could win a key that could start the first car off of Honest Bob’s new dealership!

Special note to the various voting conservatives and faux libertarians: don’t go belly-aching over this latest nonsense. This was all in the cards from the very beginning:

But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain–that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

So whatcha bitchin’ about? Everything is proceeding exactly according to plan: you’re nailed down nice and tight by the government you know and love, and you wouldn’t have it any other way: it just hurts so good.

Anyway, at least it isn’t Albania, right?

Now move the fuck along: the show’s over here. There’s another election coming up soon, so you-all better bust your asses thinking about your vote. You wouldn’t want to lose any freedom, or anything.

“Fasten that strap, motherfucker!”

Jay Jardine brings news of the glorious People’s Police, north of the border, hard at work.

Meanwhile, some of my relatives in greater Vancouver don’t lock their car doors: you see, the street punks are going to rifle through your car one way or another and the cops aren’t going to do a damned thing to stop them anyways, so the reasoning goes that it’s better to have your stuff pawed through than it is to be continually replacing windows.

But at least all the bums and crackheads will be given tickets and lectures about bicycle safety for a couple of weeks, and that’s what’s important.

Edit: I should add that my own personal experience with the RCMP has been quite instructive. For example, when Officer Doughnut angrily puts his hand on his gun, that’s the time to shut your mouth and meekly listen to the lecture about “how things are done in Canada”. Who says North America doesn’t share a common culture?

Who Needs Endless Debate?

Starting this summer, travelers from sea to shining sea will be able to share in the fun of the virtual strip search that, before now, had only been enjoyed by prisoners in the wide, open spaces of the Big Sky State Prison system and suspected drug mules at Miami International Airport. So, as your government fends off muslim street chimp indignation with an aggressive and thorough investigation into the scandalous breach of Saddam Hussein’s privacy, Security Tsar Michael Chertoff will be overseeing the testing of x-ray backscatter technology which he expects to deploy in the full forefrontal vanguard of airport passenger screening across the homeland by the end of the year.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told a Senate subcommittee last month that he wants to employ the technology and doesn’t want an “endless debate” over privacy issues.

The Rapiscan type system has been around for the past 5 years, most notably at Miami International on suspected drug couriers and to search prisoners at Montana State Prison. The TSA won’t disclose where they’re currently being tested or where they will first be put into official use, but pretty soon there won’t be any need to fuss over what you’ll be wearing to the airport because, to the TSA, it’ll all look like clear vinyl rain slickers, anyway.

Lookin’ smart, America.


“Busted!” TSA screener shows off the capabilities of the new Rapiscan 1000, coming soon to an airport near you.