Thursday, May 27, 2010

Plug the hole!

Dear President Obama,

In this great time of need we are looking to Washington to lead, follow, or get out of the way. So far your administration has been willing to do anything but. When great action is needed, we are still on the starting blocks. When words of wisdom are being waited to be heard by citizens whose lives are being impacted you send out Robert Gibbs. When a clear concise location of the accident has been discussed, the Head of Homeland security identified the Ocean of Mexico.

To be fair, you have spoken with resolve on this matter. You have made it clear who is responsible when you said, “Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak. BP will be paying the bill.." Quietly behind the scene Nancy Pelosi and the Three Stooges are discussing raising the Federal Tax on oil 32 cents a barrel or quadrupling the existing tax. If BP is responsible for the leak and will be paying the bill, why are they trying to raise $11 billion (11,000,000,000) over the next ten years? Is that how long you are planning to take to fix this situation?

BP is continuing to attempt one never before tested method to resolve this crisis after another. And again you have taken the action of using the force of language in the situation by saying: “And while there will be time to fully investigate what happened on that rig and hold responsible parties accountable, our focus now is on a fully coordinated, relentless response effort to stop the leak and prevent more damage to the Gulf.” So far, your relentless response has been: "Plug The Damn Hole". I suppose that is relentless, such harsh words to be spoken to someone or an organization who donated more to your campaign than to any candidate in any previous election. Maybe you can get the U.N. to draft a resolution that oil and water don’t mix.

President Bush was criticized after hurricane Katrina for not acting before the Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco (D), requested action. Now you are refusing to act after the Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal (R), has: submitted a plan, amassed resources, and is standing on the coast waiting for approval to begin the process. You are still waiting on the results of an “Environmental Impact Review” of building sand berms. Never having considered the impact if you don’t build the berms.

This can be but a mere foreshadowing for Dec 23, 2012. Should something actually happen like an asteroid comes hurling through the great cosmos towards our plant, we now know what the response will be. First you will seek a New World Order to come together and devise a plan to deal with the situation. Then you will commission a Galactic Impact Review of the effects of destroying or adjusting the course of the object that will spell certain doom for the entire human race and all living creatures should it reach Earth. While the plan is being studied by college professors, you will have to seek the assistance of foreign nations to travel to space to view the asteroid because you retired our space fleet. All the while that citizens of planet Earth are watching the countdown to impact with anticipation, Congress will be raising taxes to fund their own escape.

Jason Sanborn
From the soon to be former State of Texas

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Even though I didn't read it, I still have an opinion

Dear Mr. Bill Press,

Today while I was scanning through channels on my new XM radio, I came across your program on XM's American Left Channel. You were discussing President Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon’s comments on Arizona's law to enforce a pre-existing Federal Law. Your comments were how terrible this law was and that you were on the side of President Obama, President Calderon, and millions of illegal immigrants who are in this country now or seek to violate our laws by crossing our border improperly in the future. While I am certain that I am not your typical listener, being that there was no tinfoil on my head while I was listening to protect from my brain wave patterns from being read, I decided to call in to your show anyways.

Your phone screener who took my call and asked what my question was seemed to be very friendly until I told him what I was calling about. My question was "Which part of the Arizona law, specifically, were you in fear would violate the Civil Rights of American Citizens who were not in violation of any law or engaging in suspicious activity which would cause Law Enforcement Professionals to stop the individual?" and "Have you read the ten (10) page law?" Your call screener informed me that you did not have time to take my question.

I could see that had I not called in the first fifteen minutes of your show starting how you could possibly have enough callers in the queue that would run over the time limit of your show had I waited to have my questions answered, unless you do not have enough listeners to have more than a 30 minute show. I must have lost signal while in discussion with your call screener and had to call back due to no longer being connected when I was asking why you would not take my call. I was immediately able to get through to the same screener again, which tells me that I was the only caller, and asked him why you would not take my the question.

He put me on hold for a minute then came back and said that you did not want to take the question. This can only lead me to believe that much like Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, President Obama, and everyone else on the President's staff, you have not read the law of which you are not in favor. So, I am asking you now, are you not in favor or Arizona's right as a state to empower it's Law Enforcement Professionals to enforce Federal Laws or are you not in favor of the Federal Laws themselves? Would you actually prefer that people could come across our borders without any documentation, process, or paperwork? Do you support Illegal Immigration or do you think that people who break the law should have to face the punishment for the laws that were broken?

If your car were struck by an illegal immigrant and you were told by your insurance company that you were responsible for the damages because the person who were actually at fault was not a U.S. citizen therefore did not have; insurance or a driver's license and gave a phony address so they could not be tracked down, then I suppose that you would not mind that the individual would not be held accountable for their actions and would not be sent back to their county or origin.

Mexico has much harsher Illegal Immigration law's than we do. First the first offence the penalty is two years in prison. The second is about ten years. Do you favor Mexico’s Immigration laws? Are you in favor of the harsh penalty that is imposed? Do you support the rights of the Mexican Government to make an enforce laws within their own country? If you support the rights of the Mexican Government, then why do you not support the right of a State to make laws that strengthen U.S. laws?

I understand that this was not a fair discussion. I brought intelligent thought along with a well thought out argument. I am citing actual facts and actually HAVE read the bill. I had hoped that even though you were unarmed in a battle of wits that you would still find time to debate me on the air. Maybe others can call your show at 866-557-7377 and have more luck than I did about asking if you have read the ten page bill or not.

Perhaps, it was an unfair question. I understand that to keep your job of Left Wing radio Host you have to at least appear to be of the same intelligence as your listeners. Possibly it was phrasing of the question that made it difficult to answer. Instead of Illegal Immigrant, possibly I should have used the phrase "Undocumented Democratic Voter". Perhaps then you might have been able to answer. Perhaps one day me might stop being racist and unjust as a Nation and stop the illegal practice of making all of our laws in English which not all of our residents understand. Perhaps we can commission all of the Artists that Nancy Pelosi wants to be able to quit their jobs to pursue their passion to rewrite all of the laws of the United States in Picture Pages so that everyone can understand them.

Jason Sanborn
From the soon to be former State of Texas