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Archive for 15 October 2007
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In New York, state officials are about to offer driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and already have extended limited medical coverage to those battling cancer. In Illinois, the state legislature just passed a law forbidding businesses there from using a federal database to check the legal status of employees.
Oklahoma, meanwhile, recently passed some of the toughest immigration laws in the nation, including one making it a felony to “transport” or “harbor” an illegal immigrant — leading some to fear that people such as school bus drivers and church pastors may be at risk of doing time. Tennessee’s legislature this year revoked laws granting illegal immigrants “driving certificates” and voted to allow law enforcement officers to effectively act as a state immigration police.
Ya know, if anyone in D.C. was serious about ‘immigration reform’, they’d increase the numbers of LEGAL immigrants, put a screeching halt to ILLEGALS invading across the borders, build the freakin’ fence, prosecute businesses that aid in the illegal activity, put sanctions on countries who aid in the invasion (aka Mexico), and any number of other things that could help stem the flow. But no. It’s more lucrative to suck up to those who support ILLEGALS than to actually DO SOMETHING that would promote the safety and well being of LEGAL citizens.
Perhaps the most compelling current example is Oklahoma, where a package of tough new laws will not only make it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants, but will also strip such immigrants of any right to receive most health care, welfare, scholarships or other government assistance; penalize employers who hire illegal workers; and force businesses to verify the legal status of new hires.
Sounds like a real good idea to me!
Hispanic business groups, citing school enrollment losses and church parish figures, say the laws, which start going into effect later this year, have caused as many as 25,000 undocumented workers to flee the state in recent months. The loss is being decried by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association.
And this is a problem?
Means said that while construction wages haven’t yet gone up in Oklahoma, they are likely to do so if the shortage worsens. Advocates of such laws say that is precisely how strict regulations on illegal immigration can help American workers — by forcing wages higher. But construction industry leaders counter that a wage increase in Oklahoma, where builders are already paying $15 to $20 an hour for labor in a state with low unemployment, would lead to a net loss of jobs as some businesses are forced to close, particularly if other states allow less stringent hiring practices.
I’m gonna call BS on this one. If a person wants to work, they should be able to, without worrying about some illegal undercutting the pay scale. I wonder how many people will actually move from another state to Oklahoma to get a job? Which, of course, means more taxpayers.
“The federal government has failed to establish a coherent or rational policy, and as a consequence, we are left to deal with this on a state level,” Spitzer said in an interview with The Washington Post last week. “We’re left dealing with the reality of up to 1 million [illegal] immigrants in New York. . . . I would prefer to have [them] carrying a legitimate form of identification, a driver’s license that allows them to get insurance, allows our law enforcement to track their driving records and brings these drivers out of the shadows.”
Doesn’t that fall into the category of oxymoron? “Coherent or rational” and “federal government”? And no Mr. Spitzer, the way to fix the problem is don’t kowtow to illegals.
A national Hispanic organization has said it will hold its annual convention here if a city parks board member agrees to cut her ties to an anti-illegal immigration group.
The Washington-based National Council of La Raza, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, have threatened to take their conventions elsewhere unless Frances Semler, a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, resigns from the parks board.
But after a meeting Thursday between Hispanic community groups and Mayor Mark Funkhouser, the NCLR said that it was willing to compromise but that Semler would have to revoke her membership in the group.
If KC had any cajones, they flat out tell these people to bite it! Giving in to the black mail of a group that actually promotes the invasion of the U.S. by illegals is the same as accepting an invasion without a fight.
Deep in each person’s genetic code may lie the answers to which medicines can help them, which environmental toxins can kill them, and even which foods they should eat to live well.
I’m guessing pizza, ice cream and chocolate won’t be on my list. Don’t care! I’ll die happy!
President Vladimir Putin will go ahead with a planned visit to Tehran later on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said, despite a Russian news agency report that a plot was being prepared to assassinate him there.
“Mr Putin will … be arriving this evening,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a weekly news briefing. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Sunday evening, citing unnamed sources, that Mr Putin had been warned by his special services of a possible plot to assassinate him during a visit to Tehran this week.
Now, why would the Iranians plot to whack one of their best buds? Sounds like a publicity ploy to me.
Aguilera, who turns 30 in December, had already ended up in a state prison for unrelated crimes before a grand jury indicted him and 32 others last December. As he awaits trial in federal court on charges that could lock him up for the rest of his life if convicted, court filings old and new show that Aguilera spent much of the past decade living up to the “super predator” brand, eventually calling the shots in a drug network that authorities say rivaled rings in Milwaukee, while controlling the flow of most of the cocaine in Waukesha.
Aguilera, according to Circuit Court records, began smoking marijuana daily while in the sixth grade and joined the Spanish Cobras at 15. On his first day at Ethan Allen School in the Town of Delafield in 1994 for stabbing a rival gang member in the leg, he walked into another inmate’s room and punched him in the face to prove himself.
After reading this article, I have to ask……WHAT MORON LET THIS POS OUT OF PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE?
The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine on Monday adopted a guideline that sets conditions to allow physicians to remove respirators from terminal-stage patients who are diagnosed as brain dead or those patients diagnosed as facing imminent death even if treatment is continued.
Just one of the many good reasons to have a Living Will. Which, by the way, I do have.
The state’s top law enforcement official is drawing criticism for encouraging the public not to answer reporters’ questions about a north woods shooting by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy that left seven dead, including the gunman.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen last week said law enforcers would not answer questions about the case in the city where it took place, and he relayed a request that Crandon residents ignore reporters asking questions. He then left the podium without taking questions.
I don’t know what reason J.B. is using, but whatever the reason, I don’t blame him. Reporters are vultures, feeding on the bodies of the dead.
U.S. intelligence officials got mired for nearly 10 hours seeking approval to use wiretaps against al Qaeda terrorists suspected of kidnapping Queens soldier Alex Jimenez in Iraq earlier this year, The Post has learned.
This week, Congress plans to vote on a bill that leaves in place the legal hurdles in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – problems that were highlighted during the May search for a group of kidnapped U.S. soldiers.
How many roadblocks is Congress going to put up that will possibly kill more American soldiers. Read the whole article!!
UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari has described as “extremely disturbing” new arrests in Burma, calling on the ruling junta to stop detaining democracy activists.
And I’m sure those fine folks in Burma are just shaking in their sneakers over the UN’s condemnation. Pfft!
The U.S. military said Monday it had looked into allegations that soldiers had desecrated the Quran during a raid on an Afghan home and found no evidence that soldiers had defaced the Muslim holy book.
The allegations sparked an outcry among villagers in the eastern province of Kunar, who met with the governor, provincial leaders and U.S. military commanders on Sunday over the issue.
Since it’s ok for Muslims to lie to, and about, the ‘infidels’, I’ve no doubt this incident is just one in a long list of crapola. But hey! It’s also ok for Muslims to destroy the Book that Christians call holy, but that’s different…..right? When is someone going to get outraged about that?
ONE of the world’s foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.
So, who ya gonna believe? A chubby, former presidential candidate, or an expert?
This is an interesting article, but the last sentence finally clicked in my tiny mind:
“It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong,” he said. “But they also know that they’d never get any grants if they spoke out. I don’t care about grants.”
It really IS all about money! And that, is just plain pathetic!
H/T: Right from the Right
“Now the people in the Administration of George Bush better remember their Miranda rights, because when I’m elected President I’m going to see that they are arrested. I’m not kidding here!” — Dennis Kucinich
You’re reading that right, folks. We have a sitting US Congressman, running for President of the United States, promising to throw his political enemies in jail if he’s elected President.
Meanwhile, many of his most ardent supporters spend their days ranting about how the United States is becoming a fascist dictatorship.
People like Kucinich are living proof that Huey Long was right when he said,
“Fascism will come to America, but likely under another name, perhaps anti-fascism.”
It’s quite obvious, to anyone with half a brain, that Kucinich doesn’t have a snowball’s chance.Â That being said, the damage he, and those like him, do with such irresponsible comments will probably never be measured.Â But of course, that doesn’t matter.Â We have a 1st Amendment right for him to be a Feckless AND RECKLESS Weasel.