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Archive for 22 June 2010
At least for a couple of days. 3 stitches and one painful tetanus shot later, I’m back from the ER! It’s amazing just how much a right handed person uses their left pointy finger. Cat food can lids sure do make for a LOT of blood!
Now…where are those drugs!?!?
Time to Dump the Afghanistan Timeline
The Washington Post reports today that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, U.S. commander in Afghanistan, apologized for an upcoming article in Rolling Stone magazine that portrays him and senior officials on his team as dismissive of top Obama administration officials. As a result, General McChrystal has been summoned to the White House to explain his comments. It is a case of poor judgment on the part of the general and his staff to air comments on the character of senior civilian leaders to a reporter, but both the White House and the brass need to put this media gaff aside and focus on the real problem – destroying al Qaeda, defeating the Taliban and helping establish an Afghanistan that can govern itself.
The American Civil Liberties Union called on Gov. Phil Bredesen Monday to veto a bill that requires Tennessee jailers to notify federal authorities of the arrest of any person found to be in the U.S. illegally or whose status cannot be determined.
The ACLU of Tennessee charged that the bill — sponsored by two West Tennessee lawmakers and one of the most contentious measures of the 2009-10 legislative sessions — effectively requires people to carry immigration documentation at all times.
So, the ACLU aids and abets criminals? Because that’s exactly what they are….criminals! I thought these yahoos were suppose to be lawyers. Do they not know the law?
United States Code: TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VII > § 1304
(e) Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
The people aren’t asking for a whole lot, just enforcement of the LAW. Is it really so difficult to comprehend? The bill is quite simple, only one page:
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, relative to certain arrested persons.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 7, Part 1, is amended by adding a new section thereto:
When a person is arrested for any offense and is confined, for any period, in the jail of the county or any municipality, a reasonable effort to review documents in the possession of the prisoner shall be made to assess the citizenship status of the person so confined. If the keeper of the jail or other officer cannot determine the lawful status of the prisoner from the documents in the possession of the prisoner or if it is determined that the person is not lawfully present in the United States, pursuant to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Act, compiled in 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq., the keeper of the jail or other officer shall notify the United States department of homeland security by facsimile transmission or other appropriate means.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2009, the public welfare requiring it.
Damn skippy the ‘public welfare’ requires it! We are fed up with illegals running roughshod over the country, and the LEGAL citizens. I don’t give a flip where you came from, you damn sure better have followed the rules to get here! Otherwise, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME! If you don’t have legal documentation, proving that you came here LEGALLY, then you need to have your sorry ass sent home! At YOUR expense!
I STRONGLY urge Gov. Bredesen NOT to veto this bill! It was passed by a legislature that is doing what the LEGAL citizens of the state desire. I’d also STRONGLY urge Gov. Bredesen to tell the ACLU to shove it where the sun don’t shine!
Degeneration of Democracy
by Thomas Sowell
When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler’s rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.
“Useful idiots” was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.
Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.
The president’s poll numbers are going down because increasing numbers of people disagree with particular policies of his, but the damage being done to the fundamental structure of this nation goes far beyond particular counterproductive policies.
Read the whole column here.
It is really difficult to express the revulsion I’ve been experiencing towards, not only the Obama administration, but the propaganda wing (MSNBC, etc.) and the still drooling Obama zombies. In all my years on this planet, I don’t think I’ve ever been so disgusted and angry. I’m at the point where I don’t believe a one of these people is an American….not a TRUE American, regardless of where they were born. No real American would fight so hard to destroy what made this country great. No honest American would use the U.S. Constitution as nothing more than toilet paper, and spit and the faces of We, The People.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
If we do not stop the downward spiral into darkness, we, as a nation, are truly lost, and the dream of America, the dream of freedom, is gone forever.