An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 22 April 2009
Even to save YOUR child!
The Mr and I are going to Corinth, MS. I have to have a couple of tests done in the morning, and seriously…..can you imagine us getting up at 4 in the MORNING to make sure we get to the hospital by 6:30? Get real! Reality snap here!
Yep, I get the dubious pleasure of being poked and prodded before the chickens even wake up. Although, odds are, most of the day is going to be spent in waiting around. Why do they want a copy of my Living Will? Hmmm….
So, we’re going to head down, a whopping 45 minute drive, and do some tourist type stuff this afternoon, like wander around “historic downtown” Corinth. As many times we’ve gone down there, to pick up an item or two, we’ve never actually taken a gander at downtown. Might as well do it while we’ve got the time, and the inclination, right?
What the heck are LttC and Renal angiograms anyway?
Depending on how much of “all day” this takes, we might just stay another night down there.
According to the DHS chief, Illegal Immigration is not a crime. Say what?
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stunned many listeners during an appearance on CNN when she asserted that illegal immigration is really not a crime.
In an interview with CNN’s John King last week, Napolitano discussed Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., a strict enforcer of immigration laws who says he wants illegal aliens to be prosecuted and jailed.
King said: “A lot of Democrats in Congress want you to investigate him. They think he is over the line. He says he is just enforcing the law and the problem is the federal government.”
Napolitano responded: “Sheriff Joe … knows that there aren’t enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.
“What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.
“And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.”
The fact is, crossing the border without authorization is a crime. The statute reads: “Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers . . . shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.” (Emphasis mine)
I ask again, what is it about ILLEGAL that people, our DHS chief, no less, do not understand? According to the statute, it IS a crime. Folks, this is getting downright scary. When the top dog at the Department of Homeland Security is not acknowledging that a crime is a crime, is it any wonder that we have the problems that we do with illegal immigration? I will say once again, I have absolutely no problem with immigration…LEGAL immigration. It’s all the people who come here illegally, commit crimes, take government handouts, and demand the same rights as a U.S. citizen that I have a problem with. And Napolitano just gave them the go-ahead to continue. Have mercy!
In a faceoff between Willie Herenton and Steve Cohen, whom would you vote for?
Steve Cohen 90% 1271 votes
Willie Herenton 9% 141 votes
1412 total votes
I would suggest Willie do what he said he was going to do last year, and step down as mayor of Memphis!
Now, on the other hand, IF ol’ Willie was able to beat Cohen in a primary, that would open the door for a REAL conservative to step in, and take over that Congressional seat. Hmmm…. Interesting idea.
I read a lot! And I do mean A LOT! Just ask the Mr how many books we’ve had coming in, and eventually, going out of our house. I don’t often recommend books on this site, but I’m going to do it now. If you have not read this book, get it, read it. Learn it! I don’t care which side of the political spectrum you are on, you NEED to read this book!
Principle 1 - The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law. Natural law is God’s law.
Principle 2 - A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
Principle 3 - The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.
Principle 4 - Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
Principle 5 - All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible .
In all, there are 28 principles on which our nation was founded. As you read the book, you will learn we have moved so far from the foundations, as to aid in the destruction of our own country. This book should be required reading for every student, and especially, EVERY SINGLE ELECTED OFFICIAL!
Sing along to Kermit’s tune!
It’s so expensive being green,
Having to pay for all the things big government needs,
When I think it could be nicer not being taxed,
for energy, or my car, or my home’s heating, things like that.
It’s so expensive being green,
It seems the taxes blend in with so many ordinary policies these days,
And people tend to pass them over, because they’re not standing out like flashy payroll taxes or spending that’s skyyy high.
But, green is the color of taxes,
and green can seem cool and friendly-like,
And green taxes will be big, like a mountain, or seem important like a river of debt,
or sacrifice jobs for a tree.
When green is all your allowed to be,
It can make you wonder why,
But why wonder, why wonder,
Your green, and business won’t do fine, but you better get used to it.
It’s who you have to be.
H/T: The Foundry
An aside: Ya know, I have no problem with folks going out and picking up trash on Earth Day. But where are they the rest of the year? I don’t throw garbage out my window, like I see so many do. We don’t toss our cigarette butts on the ground. We take our garbage to the dump, and separate what needs to be celebrated, although, down here, that’s not a lot. I combine trips to town, instead of running to the store for one or two items. I use gas that has NO ethanol because I get much better gas mileage.
I would suggest that those who are so busy blaming everyone else, take a good look in the mirror. I could say a few things about those same people who are so insistant on killing business, jobs, and destroying the economy: start looking at the BIG picture!