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Archive for 2 October 2007
While snooping around the blogosphere (which I don’t get to do very often these days), I came across the perfect explanation for ‘global warming’ from a commenter, cuz, at View from the cheap seats.
Everything else in this world is so slanted to the left that I think the earth’s axis has titled thus causing a shift in our climate. So there you have it, Global Warming is caused by humans, left wing nut ball humans but humans none-the-less.
That’s it! That’s exactly it! The whole problem in a nutshell!Â
Total annual cost of illegals on taxpayers exceeds $1 billion
LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has announced that a new report shows illegal aliens and their families in Los Angeles County collected over $35 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in July.
In the report, illegals are said to have collected nearly $20 million in welfare assistance for July 2007 and an additional $15 million in monthly food stamp allocations for an estimated annual cost of $440 million.
â€œIllegal immigration continues to have a devastating impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers,â€said Antonovich. â€œIn addition to $220 million for public safety and $400 million for healthcare, the $440 million in welfare allocations bring the total cost to County taxpayers that exceeds $1 billion a year — this does not include the skyrocketing cost of education.â€
And that’s just in ONE county!
A bloody feud between two street gangs has exacted a heavy toll at an Arlington high school in just over two months.
Police are now saying that a Sam Houston High School football player and another youth who had attended the school were gang members slain in separate incidents by members of a rival gang.
Gangs involved? What a shocker! (sarcasm)
One day before the prosecution was to rest in Oscar Wyatt’s fraud and conspiracy trial, both sides chose to call it quits.
After three weeks of testimony, the Houston oilman accused of funneling millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks to Saddam Hussein’s regime pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“I didn’t want to waste any more time, at 83 years old, fooling with this operation,” Wyatt said Monday after pleading guilty in a Manhattan federal court. “The quicker I get it over with the better.”
So, the slime ball goes to prison, gets taxpayer funded medical care, 3 squares, a roof over his head and he’s 83. Well, let’s face it, odds are, he’s going to that special place reserved for scum in short order.
The sight of the flag of the Minutemen – a volunteer organization that independently patrols the Mexico/ U.S. border looking for illegal entrants – erected next to the Stars and Stripes startled Jasmin Corral.
“I thought, ‘What am I getting into?”‘ said Corral, an elementary education student at the University of Northern Colorado. She spoke at a meeting held last week at UNC to discuss the district attorney’s meeting.
Corral and other Latinos in Greeley said the forum stoked already heated racial tensions.
“It’s clear it was like the old rallies in Germany that promoted the idea that Jews were vermin and the root of all problems,” said Jose Suarez, professor of Hispanic studies at UNC, who did not attend Buck’s meeting.
What a crock! Comparing those who continuously break the law of the land with Hitler’s attempt to exterminate an entire segment of the population is absolutely LUDICROUS! I don’t see any smoke stacks waiting for the ILLEGALS! What an ass!
Investigators interviewed people with connections to a fugitive accused of videotaping himself raping a little girl, hoping to find a suspect they describe as a violent survivalist who always carries a weapon.
Someone knows where this excrement is, and if they don’t speak up, they are just as guilty!
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that he had the right as a refugee to return to his home in the Galilee, but that he and other refugees would figure out how to actualize this right in an agreement with Israel.
Ya know, I bet if the Palestinians would stop trying to slaughter people, Israel wouldn’t have much of a problem letting him, or anyone else, go ‘home’.
If you’re flying to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda — you’ll need a passport as of today.
The new Homeland Security mandate actually went into effect earlier this year, but caused such an uproar the government gave travelers a grace period.
A woman at SFO had planned to fly to Puerto Vallarta this morning but she didn’t have a passport. After talking with the airlines, they agreed to let her board but without a passport, she cannot return to the U.S.. The rule is clear: starting today, air travelers flying between the U.S. and Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean must pack a passport, or be left behind.
I’ve had a passport 1973, so I don’t much care. Not that I’ll be going anywhere for a while. sigh….
The British military force in Basra is to be cut by 1,000 by Christmas, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today.
Speaking during a visit to Iraq, Mr Brown said he believed that Basra province could be handed over to full Iraqi control within the next two months.
“What we propose to do over these next few months is to move from a situation where we have a combat role to an overwatch role.”
And if things go from bad to worse, will the Brits return to combat mode? Just curious.
Hundreds of nurses in the Appalachian regions of Kentucky and West Virginia went on strike yesterday, demanding better benefits and staffing from the area’s largest health care provider.
At least 600 registered nurses began picketing in shifts just after midnight outside Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals, said Pat Tanner, lead negotiator for the Kentucky and West Virginia nurses association.
Well gee, as long as ‘we’ get better bennies, who gives a happy crap about patient care, right?
Gays slammed in school paper
Some say Kell student’s argument against same-sex marriage should have been censored.
An editorial in a Kell High inaugural student publication characterizing homosexuals as victims of reproductive error or an unusual upbringing has caused a storm of controversy among some students and faculty on the north central Cobb campus.
The opinion piece written by student Thomas Benjamin suggests that gays should be denied the privilege of marrying.
Sophomore Kurt Webster said Monday he was surprised the student paper chose to publish such a controversial article. “It should not have been in the paper,” he said. “It could hurt people’s feelings.”
Uh huh. Heaven forbid anyone’s feelings should get hurt by someone’s opinion. Toughen up kid! Life is NOT going to hand you daisies. Kind of sad we’re turning out a bunch of wussies. But I guess censorship is the new norm for education? Well, only if it’s something that speaks out against the libby agenda.
A woman arrested after her two young daughters were found dead in a bathtub struggled with the pressures of being a mother and going to school, neighbors said.
The father of the two young girls pulled them from a bathtub Monday, where they apparently drowned, police said.
I’m sorry, but if she was having trouble coping, which is not all that unusual when small children are involved, she should have asked for help. The first thought that entered my head was the ‘dunking stools’ used in the Salem witch trials.
Jennifer Smith was surprised to find smoking in Tennessee restaurants when she moved from California in 1998, but wasn’t spurred to take action until her young son had a severe asthmatic reaction to cigarette smoke in a restaurant two years ago.
“We were seated in the non-smoking section but it was adjacent to the smoking area. The cigarette smoke was thick but the restaurant was packed and there was nowhere else to sit. Jonathan began to cough and his coughing rapidly became more violent and more frequent. By the time our food arrived, he was in the middle of a full-blown asthma attack. We had to rush home to give him a breathing treatment.
“It was very apparent that the cigarette smoke in the restaurant had triggered the attack and I, of course, became very upset and angry. I should not have to worry about putting my son’s health at risk just to go out to eat.”
So, those who pay more in sales tax than she does get penalized because she is too stupid to take her son to an already smoke free restaurant? There were already quite a few places around the state that had those little global signs for “no smoking”. I’m real sorry her kid has an idiot for a mother.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t want to go to a nice restaurant that has four year olds running around. That’s why we avoid those family friendly places. They make what should have been a relaxed dining experience, quite unpleasant.
Smith and her son, who turns 4 in December, joined Gov. Phil Bredesen, legislators and dozens of health advocates outside a Nashville barbecue restaurant Monday to mark the day Tennessee’s Non-Smokers Protection Act went into effect, banning smoking in most restaurants and workplaces across the state. Only restaurants, bars and other venues that are closed to people younger than 21 at all times can allow smoking.
One more example that if you want to have a business, you’ve got to watch out for the nannies. Rules and regulations, made up by people who have NO interest in your business, other than the absurd need to control others. The arrogance is mind boggling. And, like sheep, we all just follow along.
Bredesen, whose support this year was crucial to its passage, called it a “historic day, and one that will change lives for the better across Tennessee.
“Smoke-free workplaces are a national trend. In the past few years, more and more states have adopted these measures. I’m proud that Tennessee is the first traditional tobacco state to sign on.”
If there was a national trend to go nekkid, would Bredesen and his cronies advocate for that too? As my mother always told me, “Just because your friends jump off a bridge, that doesn’t mean you have to!” Honestly, it’s not just the fact that I can’t smoke after a meal, or waiting for a meal, or the check, or …… It’s the idea that some do-gooder is constantly in my face telling me what I can, and cannot do, because THEY don’t like it. I thought that, even though Tennessee had a Dhimmi governor, there was more common sense. I was wrong!
Isn’t it odd that many of those who advocate for a non smoking world, also advocate for the legalization of marijuana? That those most opposed to war, are on the front lines for abortion ‘rights’? Just a thought.