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Archive for July 2010
H/T: Connie via email
The 1,200 National Guard troops expected to arrive Sunday on the southwest border for reinforcement won’t finish deploying until late September, federal officials say, stirring confusion and anger among Arizona lawmakers who thought the deadline was Aug. 1.
Aug. 1. That’s tomorrow. And D’Bama announced back in May he’d be sending troops to the border, right? And 3 months isn’t long enough? Uh huh. Got it.
“This administration seems to promise a lot and then when you get into the fine print, it just doesn’t happen,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has called for 6,000 National Guard troops.
Barack Hussein Obama. The consummate campaigner! The only “promise” I’ve seen him keep is that “transformation” one.
Asked whether he had been briefed on what role the troops would play, McCain said, “We have not been briefed, and we have asked for briefing both in writing and verbally, and the answer is,’we’ll get back to you.’”
And was anyone expecting competence from these people? Paleeeeeeeeeeeze!
Homeland Security expressed surprise about the confusion.
I’m not surprised they’re surprised.
“Troops will be there this Sunday as planned,” a Homeland Security spokesman said. “This is the beginning deployment stage. There is a ramp-up time and troops will be trained. Nothing has changed in our world.”
Not even gonna touch that one. Who actually knows what world these people actually live in!
Arizona officials, including Brewer, said this is yet one more example of the federal government not making border security a top priority.
The federals don’t give a flying flip about the security of citizens and LEGAL residents, along the border and throughout the country. This isn’t a recent problem, but it has become more dangerous. If they won’t deal with the problem, as is their DUTY, then who is left to do THEIR job? I would say it would fall to the states to protect their LEGAL residents.
According to the Obama administration, nearly half of the troops will be sent to the volatile Arizona-Mexico border. A total of 524 will be stationed in Arizona, with 250 in Texas, 224 in California and 72 in New Mexico. An additional 130 will serve in “command-and-control” and other support positions.
Might as well spit in the ocean.
Attention Union Members – Real Debate Wisconsin
The Hysterical History of Crackers – The Black Sphere
The Mailed Fist of the Federal Government Slams Arizona – The American TEA Party
Bankruptcy and gun ownership – Say Uncle
Steny Hoyer (D-Umbass) puts on a spin – American and Proud
Defining CULT: Muslims restrict women. – The Cutting Edge
Soup with bite. – The Transmogrifier Files
Backdoor Immigration Reform – Political Christian
Violence in the Koran – Australian Islamist Monitor
Are There Tea Party Taboos? – RedState
Talk of Impeachment – Warning Signs
Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Texan? – Texas Fred
From Meccania To Atlantis – Part 17: Shotgun Marriage In Europe – The Brussels Journal
Obama First Worthy Bow – Feed Your ADHD
How the UN corrupts – Israel Matzav
Found It! Google Earth’s (PHL) Flight Path F*%K YOU Rooftop – Traction Control
Barack Obama Is A Drug Addict – The Political Jungle
Will Recovery Pick Up Steam . . . or Peter Out? – Gay Patriot
Rich White Woman Marries Rich White Man In Historic Wedding – Six Meat Buffet
Obama Pays Back the Unions – Alphecca
Good Old Fashioned Journalism – The Point
Obama Administration Trashes The Constituion – Politics Conservative Bump
Which side is pro-choice, again? – From Where I sit
Poster Boy For Fools And Useful Idiots – The Camp of the Saints
There’s no stopping Obamarail – American Thinker
An Unexpected Benefit Of ObamaCare – Support Your Local Gunfighter
Strange Lincoln – Obama Coincidences – Basti Says
Be afraid. Be very afraid! – Stop the ACLU
The Truths We Dare Not Speak About Illegal Immigration – Pajamas Media
T-Minus 14 Weeks – Dan Cleary
I do not permit supremacist comments, white or other wise. I don’t know what they do over there in Ballwin, MO, but here in Podunk, TN, and especially at here at the Ol’ Broad’s place, we tend to look at the inside of a person, not the outside. Your comment made no sense, considering the content of the post. If you wish to comment in the future, please try to use rational thinking, and leave your color bias in the dumpster, where it belongs.
Via email from the Mr.
Take a look at what shows up at a South Texas stock water tank in dry weather. For those of you that have never hunted in South Texas , sometimes we post motion detector cameras at our feeders/tanks to see what is going on. Check out the sequence:
If you haven’t voted yet, tomorrow, Saturday the 31st, is the last day of early voting. No excuses! If you don’t make it tomorrow, you’re going to have to wait till next Thursday, the 5th, and you know full well you’ll forget, or get too busy to make it to the polls before they close, or any number of excuses. Why not go ahead, and just do it, fer Pete’s sake! It’s going to be too bloomin’ hot to do much of anything else, right? Might as well exercise your RIGHT to cast your vote. Some folks may not think primaries are important! Just think about 2008.
I’m not even going to tell you for whom you should cast your vote. That’s your decision. Do you really want someone else making that choice for you? Nope….didn’t think so! So, get off your hind end, and remember what you stand for, and what the candidates have done, or not done, as the case may be.
While Tennessee’s lawmakers work to make state immigration policy as tough as Arizona’s, Tennessee businesses and professional groups are lobbying to make life easier for immigrants.
The new law breaking slave owners, eh? First off…the key word here is ILLEGAL!
Since these businesses see cheap labor in the form of illegals, I’d say these businesses should be shut down. Slavery was outlawed a long time ago.
The Nashville Music Association union, Tyson Foods and the National Pork Producers Council, with a local office in Rutherford County, all lobby for immigration reform that would raise the cap on worker visas. They also want to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with raising the number of worker visas, for skilled labor, under most circumstances. Considering this state has a higher than average unemployment rate, wouldn’t it be a real good idea to make sure everyone in the state who wants/needs a job be given first shot at any jobs? There is already a path to citizenship….it’s called obeying the law. Why should sneak thieves be rewarded for breaking the law when so many others have followed the rules, taken the correct route, and done what has been asked of them to become citizens. Do we really want MORE criminals in the country? Don’t we already have enough of our own? Just look at D.C. That town is FULL of criminals!
The Arizona law would have required non-citizens to carry identification papers at all times and required police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. But a federal judge blocked most of its provisions on Wednesday, hours before they were to take effect. The state has appealed and the case may end up in the Supreme Court.
Well, guess what Skippy! FEDERAL law requires “non-citizens to carry identification papers at all times”!
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.
I really, REALLY, wish these people would read the bloomin’ bill! It’s only 17 pages, and is quite simple. No real big words, so even the pro-ILLEGALS should be able to understand. If y’all come across a few, dictionaries come in real handy.
If you want to get annoyed, go ahead and read the whole column. It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many people in this country who still don’t understand the concept of LAWS!
The Quiet Education Overhaul
Yesterday, President Obama delivered a major speech on education in an effort to garner support for his Race to the Top grant program and his push for national education standards and tests. The President’s remarks came on the heels of a speech delivered by Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday at the National Press Club, during which Duncan attempted to paint the Administration’s policies as part of a “quiet revolution.”
Duncan certainly got the quiet part right. Since his Administration came into office, President Obama has quietly been reworking the country’s education system, doing an end-run around normal legislative procedure. With the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) funding doubled thanks to the so-called “stimulus,” the Administration has little need or incentive to bother negotiating its education agenda through Congress. Instead, the DOE is using that windfall of funding and power to stage a significant overhaul of local schools; dangling grant money before cash-strapped states on the condition they adopt key pieces of the Obama education agenda. And this is all happening without public consideration, even though it means that parents will now have to trek to Washington to petition an unaccountable bureaucracy if they want to see changes in their children’s curriculum. Knocking on the door at the DOE (the lowest rated federal department) is unlikely to produce a response.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
I’ve noticed my light hasn’t been too bright in recent weeks. Well, it might be into months now. I’ve been angry and frustrated, just like so many millions of others of my fellow Americans. I’ve let that anger invade, and have actually hated for the first time in my life. I don’t hate. Hatred takes way too much energy, and I’m about as lazy as they come…..no energy to spare. So, I’m going to work on getting rid of that hate, and replace it, with prayers and love. And pity. It took my pastor’s sermon Wednesday night for me to even realize I was harboring such emotions. I don’t like it.
We are instructed to love, even the sinner, and gracious sakes, we sure are being sinned against lately, aren’t we! I know it’s going to be easy to rid myself of such a strong emotion. It didn’t crop up over night, and it was be expelled overnight either.
So, I apologize for letting my bitter hatred overwhelm me, and will do all I can to resolve the problem. And it is my problem. The person hated doesn’t care, one way or the other. The object of hatred never does, and it never hurts them. It hurts me/us.
I choose to use my light, instead of burying it under the bushel of my own making. Bear with me.
Thanks Fred. I needed this today.
Where can I get som’a dem seeds??
I don’t know this guy, but he sure sounds like he know the facts. Isn’t a shame that folks on the local level in Tennessee know more about what’s going on in Arizona, and across the country, than our so called elected officials in The Swamp.