An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 3 May 2010
Immigration lesson for numskulls
By Ted Nugent
In the absence of any real border enforcement by Fedzilla and after the emergency of the recent murder of rancher Robert Krentz, Arizonans rightfully took matters into their own hands and passed a law allowing Arizona cops to demand immigration papers from people they stop.
Good for Arizona. Other states, especially border states, should follow its lead. In short, Arizona’s new law makes it a crime to be in Arizona illegally. It’s 2010 – Good morning, America! Those people who can’t produce documentation proving they are in the country legally can be jailed up to six months and fined $2,500.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, in a cave, or generally oblivious to the world around you, you’ve heard about the devastation that hit the South this past weekend. Tornadoes, flooding, and deaths, hit Middle and West Tennessee especially hard.
A few pics from West Tennessee:
Some scenes from the Middle TN/Nashville area:
And 20 miles just south of us, Corinth, MS:
We were extremely blessed here at the Mr & Mrs Ol’ Broad homestead. We had rain. LOTS of rain, granted, but no tornadoes, no wind damage, no flooding, except temporarily in the front yard. It had run down around the side of the house, down the hill by last night. Thousands of other were not so lucky, and are need of all our help.
The Red Cross is sheltering quite a few people right now, and are in need of funds. Help if you can, but whatever you do, don’t forget to pray.
Another Bullet Dodged in New York
This past Saturday evening at 6:28 p.m., a white male in his 40s drove a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder into Times Square, parked, departed the vehicle, and slipped down a nearby alley. Within minutes a t-shirt street vendor alerted authorities about smoke emanating from the vehicle and, after pedestrians had been cleared from the area, a bomb squad discovered that the SUV was packed with what was intended to be lethal incendiary materials.
The device inside the SUV has since been described by investigators as “at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to explosives.” The large amounts of fertilizer surrounding the gas and propane tanks in the car was good for growing plants but bad for explosions; it was not the ammonium nitrate grade that can explode. Still if the propane and gas had ignited, the SUV would have exploded in half, spraying shrapnel with enough force to kill innocent pedestrians enjoying a warm summer evening in a busy Times Square.
Looking for ways to block the new federal health-care reform law, opponents ranging from state lawmakers to tea party activists have resurrected the notion of states’ rights.
But that idea has rattled African-American leaders in Nashville and elsewhere. They say the term is freighted with deeper meaning since it was once used to justify slavery, and more recently, segregation.
“I’ve always been against the idea of states’ rights,” said the Rev. James Thomas, a veteran of the civil rights movement and pastor at Jefferson Street Baptist Church. “If blacks had depended on states’ rights we’d still be eating outdoors and trying to picket at these diners.
“States’ rights has never been friends to black America. And when I hear that, because I’m of the 1960s … I know what states’ rights has done for us.”
DEMOCRATS have been all for enslaving blacks for a long time, so I question why anyone would want to continue another form of slavery? Total dependence of the government.