An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Known as the Accountability in Enforcing Immigration Laws Act of 2007, it also would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to take illegal aliens into custody or pay state and local governments the per-diem rate to detain them until they are removed.
“It’s the counties and cities that get hit hardest by illegal immigration,” said Rep. Brian P. Bilbray of California, chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus and a co-sponsor of the bill. He said in San Diego County alone, taxpayers are footing a $101 million a year bill for the health care and public safety costs of illegal immigration.
It’s real nice that some believe “they just want a better life”. All well and good! But it would be a lot nicer if they did it the LEGAL way. I honestly believe we need to send the bill to the illegals country of origin. And continue sending a bill on a monthly basis, with interest. They should also be billed for the cost of sending them back! These U.S. cities that give ‘sanctuary’ are aiding and abetting criminal activity. Better thought! How ’bout all those in favor of keeping the secrets PAY for the health care costs, the costs of extra police, the cost to clean up their city that is being turned into a large trash can, eh? Will they reconsider when it has to come out of THEIR personal funds?
SEATTLE — Officially, it’s the South Lake Union Streetcar. But in the neighborhood where the new line runs, it’s called the South Lake Union Trolley — or, the SLUT.
At Kapow! Coffee, a shop in the old Cascade neighborhood, 100 T-shirts bearing the words ”Ride the SLUT” sold out in days, and another 100 are on order.
”We’re welcoming the SLUT into the neighborhood,” said Jerry Johnson, 29, a part-time barista.
Yeah, real classy!
The security cabinet declared the Gaza Strip an enemy entity on Wednesday, enabling Israel to cut off vital electricity, water and fuel supplies, if it so chooses and following “legal examination,” to the Hamas-controlled area.
According to a government press release, Wednesday’s unanimous decision determined:
“Hamas is a terrorist organization that has taken control of the Gaza Strip and turned it into hostile territory. This organization engages in hostile activity against the State of Israel and its citizens and bears responsibility for this activity.
It took them this long to figure out it was an ‘enemy entity’?
Following the decision, a UN official called the move problematic, telling Army Radio that since Gaza was still under Israeli occupation and Israel controlled all crossings in and out of the area, collective punishment of all Gaza residents would constitute a violation of international law.
I guess the Useless Numnuts don’t think the constant threat of bombs is against “international law”, eh?
He’s seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.
Chambers said the lawsuit was triggered by a federal suit filed against a judge who recently barred words such as “rape” and “victim” from a sexual assault trial.
The accuser in the criminal case, Tory Bowen, sued Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront, claiming that he violated her free speech rights.
I don’t get the relationship between his absurd lawsuit, and the 1st Amendment rights that were violated. What a whackjob.
Recognizing political change as the hot new commodity, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching a television ad Wednesday in Iowa and New Hampshire casting himself as the Republican best able to reclaim a wayward party and lead it in a new direction.
How ’bout actually listening to the grassroots part of the party, instead of the D.C. elites? Might help, and it sure couldn’t hurt.
NASA posted a hiring notice for new astronauts Tuesday, seeking for the first time in almost 30 years men and women to fly aboard spacecraft other than the shuttle.
The pilots, scientists, engineers and educators that NASA recruits will train primarily for three- to six-month missions aboard the international space station. However, some could be among those who stroll on the surface of the moon as part of NASA’s plan to return human explorers to the lunar surface by 2020 aboard the shuttle fleet’s successor spacecraft.
I think I’m going to have to pass. I prefer my tootsies planted on terra firma.
Police in Cambodia have arrested the most senior surviving member of the notorious Khmer Rouge regime, as part of a UN-backed genocide investigation.
Nuon Chea was flown from his jungle home to the capital, Phnom Penh, to appear before Cambodian and foreign jurists in a special genocide tribunal.
The 82-year-old was second-in-command to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.
Did they not know where he was for the last 30 years?
A conservative media watchdog organization says the big three networks have once again demonstrated they aren’t interested in covering campaign scandals involving Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clintonâ€™s presidential campaign has been in damage control mode since the news broke about Norman Hsu, the donor/fundraiser who had been a fugitive from the law. Recently the campaign made the decision to return more than $850,000 in donations Hsu had solicited from numerous unnamed donors. Rich Noyes, director of research at the Media Research Center, says the “Big Three” barely mentioned this latest revelation.
Why does Obi-wan Kenobi come to mind? Jedi mind control?
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some initial award of some type of visitation with her and the children, pending the final outcome on the custody,” said Angela Snider, an attorney with Hardee Martin & Donahoe. “I think it would be limited, and it would likely be supervised.”
Snider said the court will “do its best to protect these children, pending a full hearing.”
Personally, I’ll be real surprised if she does get some sort of custody. Although, considering the courts these days, I shouldn’t be.