Thursday, October 19, 2006

Still Number One

On Thursday, Raj Blog VTH retained’s number one ranking. Thursday was our seventh consecutive day in the top ten. Links MSNBC Video

Mike Janitch recounts Raj’s demonstration.

Pennsylvania Republican candidate for Congress, Raj Peter Bhakta, showed what an absolute farce border security is---- by riding an elephant across the Rio Grande - with a mariachi band! (see his MSNBC interview here.)

He wasn't stopped, or busted... even though the mariachi band was playing full force, and the elephant walked about 1mph.

If they can get 10 guys with instruments, and an elephant across... terrorists can get themselves, guns, and a nuke across! Ridiculous!

Sure It's A Stunt, But Stunts Matter

National Review lauds Raj’s illustration.

I wish I'd thought of this. Pennsylvania Republican congressional candidate Raj Peter Bhakta, demonstrated what a joke border security is by riding an elephant across the Rio Grande — with a mariachi band! (see his Fox News interview here.) Sure it's a stunt, but stunts matter, like the College Republican affirmative-action bake sales or Horowitz's "reparations are racist" ads. The Left has been better than us at political theater for a long time; maybe we're starting to catch up.

Raj Deserves Support

From the Alarming News Blog:

Raj Batka, who was on the show Apprentice and is running for Congress in Pennsylvania, crossed the American border with Mexico on an elephant, with a Mariachi band, and no one stopped him. Watch the video, wow.

Raj is having a fundraiser in NY on Saturday, October 21st. View the evite here and donate money to this guy. He deserves it after an eye-opening stunt like that.

Republicans Could Be Following This Guy’s Lead

Say Anything Blog discusses Raj on the border.

You know, Republicans could be following this guy’s lead and campaigning hard on border security except that their past performance on the issue has been wishy-washy, at best.

I guarantee you that if Republicans, as a party, had taken a hard line on border security starting a year and a half ago the current election scene would be very, very different.

The Whole Enchilada Blog Highlights Raj on the Border

A Time For Action

From the Philadelphia Daily News:

On Sept. 17, people around the world gathered in a show of support for international intervention to end the genocide in Darfur. More than 200,000 people have been murdered by Sudanese government supported militias as the world watches.

On Sept. 26, people from around the region gathered in a show of support for legislation to end the proliferation of guns on the streets of Philadelphia. More than 300 people have been murdered in Philadelphia this year as the city watches.

After the Rwandan genocide, the world said never again. After young Faheem Thomas-Childs was killed, Philadelphians said enough is enough.

I commend Mothers in Charge and Men United for their persistent efforts to end gun violence in the city. The show of force during the rally in Harrisburg hopefully will be the inducement needed to spur the elected officials into action.

But what about the rest of us?

Where is the righteous indignation, the fervor, the moral outrage that our safety and very lives have been reduced to collateral damage by our fellow citizens who are fighting a losing battle to stand on corners that they don't own and sell harmful substances to our neighbors? Gun legislation can only take us so far.

We have lost our moral compass. There are those among us who have no hope or vision for the future. Children roam the streets at all hours, parents are physically or emotionally absent.

We lack the values that are fundamental to being both personally and socially responsible. As children are shot in the streets, people sell and wear shirts that proclaim "Don't Snitch." People are no longer ashamed of having criminal records.

Legislation will not solve the fundamental problem in both Philadelphia and Darfur, the loss of each individual's spiritual compass. Now that we have given our elected officials the charge, what are WE going to do in our own way to stop the violence? In Sudan and in Philadelphia, the time for diplomatic talks has come to an end.

The time for action is NOW.

Sonya Springer, Philadelphia