An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 26 July 2010
THIS seriously chaps my hide!!! Add to it:
McCaskill called the growing scandal a matter of “heartbreaking incompetence” and said the military has spent more than $5.5 million over seven years in its unsuccessful attempts to computerize the cemetery’s burial records.
Seriously? FIVE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS and they can’t get a few folks out, reading the markers, writing down the information, and entering it into a computer? Are they freaking kidding? Someone’s head better roll! These men and women served this nation, and every single one of them deserve better than this!
Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block.
A few paces up the street, her undocumented Mexican neighbor Wendi Villasenor touts a kitchen table, some chairs and a few dishes as her family scrambles to get out of Arizona ahead of a looming crackdown on illegal immigrants.
“Everyone is selling up the little they have and leaving,” said Villasenor, 31, who is headed for Pennsylvania. “We have no alternative. They have us cornered.”
The two women are among scores of illegal immigrant families across Phoenix hauling the contents of their homes into the yard this weekend as they rush to sell up and get out before the state law takes effect on Thursday.
I suggest Pennsylvania enact a similar law. I’d also suggest every other state do the same. I’d also suggest that the federal government….DO IT’S FREAKIN’ JOB!
As I’ve stated many times before, I have no problem with LEGAL immigration. I have a MAJOR problem with people who bust in the back door, and expect to be welcomed with open arms.
An Admission of Failure
It is established practice in Washington that if you have to release bad news, it is best to do it on a Friday … the later in the day the better. So not only did the White House schedule the publication of the “Mid-Session Budget Review” for last Friday, but they then released it three hours late to ensure that as few reporters as possible were left in the nation’s capital to cover it. But Heritage’s dedicated budget team patiently waited the Obama administration out, and their analysis shows that this year’s mid-session review is nothing short of a complete admission of failure of the White House’s economic policies.