ACLU Signs Add to Washington State’s Immigration Storm

Oh my Frigging Goooooooooood!

From Fox News:

An immigration showdown is brewing on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, where simmering tensions and borderline hostility have fueled a turf war between the local community and the Border Patrol agents assigned to protect it.

Now the American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ring and upped the ante, rolling out a campaign that will install signs inside buses informing riders of their rights — to ignore Border Patrol agents.

The signs, entitled, “YOUR RIGHTS with border patrol agents on this bus,” makes three points:

• If you’re a U.S. citizen, you don’t have to prove it.
• If you’re not a U.S. citizen and are 18 or older, you must show your immigration papers to federal agents.
• Everyone has the right to remain silent.

The campaign, which could start as early as next week, is the latest in a series of expanding grassroots efforts aimed at curbing the expansion of Border Patrol forces and the powers of its agents.

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Democrats Put Global Warming Rider In Spending Bill

What in the name that is all Holy NOT IN THIS BILL!!! huuuuuuuuuuuh. Ok, I’m alright now.

From Newsmax:

Congressional Democrats have inserted a “dangerous” rider into an appropriations bill that would allow the Department of Interior to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to a release from Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The rider to the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Section 429, enables the Interior Department to withdraw two Endangered Species Act rules within 60 days of enactment.

“This would allow the Obama Administration to change rules without any public notice or public comment period, and threatens efforts to create new jobs in an already strapped economy,” the release states.

One rule exempts thousands of federal activities, including those that generate greenhouse gases, from review under the Endangered Species Act by allowing federal agencies to determine themselves whether their actions are likely to adversely affect endangered species, and whether they need scientific review, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

The second rule exempts greenhouse gas emissions and oil development, the two leading threats to polar bears, from regulation under the Act.

“If the rules are withdrawn, then any project that increases carbon dioxide or any greenhouse gas emissions could have to consult with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on mitigation against the potential impacts on global warming and harming of the polar bear, or else face potential lawsuits,” the committee’s statement asserts.

I guess the uncooperative husband/talk radio show host and I will be arrested and hauled off of our mountain because we run a gas generator 18 hours a day. I know I’m hysterical right? Well, not so much. In the “peoples republic of California” they are cutting off all or much of the water supply to many farms, under the auspice that they must save certain species of fish. FISH. Kill the fish, eat the fish, screw the fish! Look the bottom line is that God, yes God,God,God,(all you atheists can leave the room now) has put everything on this earth here for a purpose. He (I did say He) instilled the time bomb of NATURAL SELECTION. So let it be written, so let be said.
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Americans reach for small luxuries amid sour economy

I love the title. Why you ask? because it implies what I have thought about for the past 15-20 yrs of my life. Why do Americans feel they have to have luxuries? I’ve have spent most of my life just getting what I need.
Now “need” is relevant. Do I need a computer? In this day and age our industry and government and technology says, “yes,Yes you do”. I for one live in a rural area, and without the Internet, I couldn’t get alot of the stuff I needed to live here. Yes, back in the day I would travel miles and miles to get it. But I don’t have to now. Catch 22. But do I need the monster of all monster big, humugis screen TV? No. Do I even need a TV in every room of my house. NO. Do my kids need every toy that first comes out known to man. No.
Unfortunately, our great nation is no longer a nation of creators, we are a nation of consumers. Something that cannot sustain itself only devour itself. But read on Mac Beth and you decide.

From USA Today:

SAN FRANCISCO — As it does for many these days, life feels a bit on the bleak side for Leanne Falise. Soaring heating bills have managed to pick off what luxuries she and her husband used to regularly enjoy, from dinners out to vacations.

But relief — however temporary — is on the way. She eyes a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates at the factory store here near the Bay, then smiles.

“This right here is a little luxury, something I can spoil myself with,” says Falise, an administrative assistant at an equipment-leasing company outside Pittsburgh, who is in town to help her daughter move. “Without this, I don’t have much to look forward to these days.”

The ailing economy is threatening to permanently kill the national buzz. The hundreds of thousands who have been laid off of late certainly have no intention of living the high life, and neither do those clinging to employment with shredded fingernails. Second homes, exotic getaways and French Champagne seem at best imprudent, at worst vulgar. What to do?

Think small, like Casey Elliott.She’s here picking up a tin of gourmet hot chocolate mix for her kids, a small but welcome treat at a time when her husband is out of work. “We’re trying to do simple things, like going for family walks and playing games,” she says.

From food to fashion, potions to pets, entertainment to e-commerce, Americans are finding modest ways to both buoy their spirits and maintain, even in cut-rate form, a version of those old free-spending days.

Brittany Curran, 22, a Baltimore native now in the Coast Guard, says tough times means slashing cable TV channels at her onshore home. But she still lets herself splurge on 99-cent music downloads about a dozen times a month. “I still want to be entertained, but in smaller ways,” she says. “So maybe no $200 Wicked (theater) tickets, but a trip to a comedy club is OK.”

As part of “full disclosure” Brian and I have had specialty wines and food in our house many times; and just said “enough” and stopped. It’s hard to do, but possible. Well we’re broke now; so easy. “I feel your pain.” 🙂 🙂 🙂
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Clinton Urges China to Continue Investment in U.S. Economy

Not only is it disturbing that a Clinton chooses to visit Asia, (i.e.China!!)
as their first choice as an Obama cabinet member. Yea, I know she is Secretary of State. Duhhhh. I can’t believe I have to talk about the Cintonnnn’s, will they ever go away? argggg. See now they made me a pirate. 🙂 Does anyone, out there, out there, remember the secrets that were leaked to China during Billy Boy’s reign of terror? What about the Air Force fighter jets that the Chinese still have in their commie little hands?

From Fox News:

BEIJING – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging China to continue investing in United States Treasury bonds and said Sunday that country’s continued investment in the U.S. is a recognition that the two countries depend on each other.

“I certainly do think that the Chinese government and central bank are making a smart decision by continuing to invest in treasury bonds,” she said during an interview with the show “One on One.” “It’s a safe investment. The United States has a well-deserved financial reputation.”

In order to boost the economy, the U.S has to incur more debt, she said. “It would not be in China’s interest if we were unable to get our economy moving,” Clinton said. “So by continuing to support American Treasury instruments, the Chinese are recognizing our interconnection. We are truly going to rise or fall together. We are in the same boat and, thankfully, we are rowing in the same direction.

“Our economies are so intertwined, the Chinese know that to start exporting again to their biggest market, namely the United States the United States has to take some very drastic measures with this stimulus package, which means we have to incur more debt.”

China is not our Friends……

Catholic Group Petitions Pope to Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi

Frankly, I’d like the “sweeper of the House” to be thrown out of alot of things. I don’t understand how she even became who she is and how she got into power. Oh yea, Idiots Voted Her In!!! Ok I’m better now :).

From CNSNews:

Human Life International (HLI), a Catholic pro-life group based in Front Royal, Va., had a letter from its Rome office delivered to the Vatican this week, in which it called upon Pope Benedict XVI to “formally excommunicate” from the Catholic Church House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The pope met with Pelosi on Wednesday.

Experts in Canon Law, the rules that govern the Catholic Church, said this action is not unprecedented and noted that similar appeals for excommunication were made against Catholic judges who were enforcing racially discriminatory laws during the civil rights era. They also said that regular Catholics have a right to petition their pastors, bishops, and the pope in matters that pertain to the well-being of the church.

“The reason we called for the pope is because so many people have called on the bishops in the jurisdictions she lives in, who could possibly do it—and they won’t,” HLI President Rev. Thomas Euteneur told CNSNews.com. Pelosi has a home in the archdiocese of San Francisco, headed by Archbishop George Niederauer, and works in Washington, D.C., the archdiocese overseen by Archbishop Donald Wuerl.

Pelosi describes herself as “pro-choice,” and has voted for laws that promote abortion and artificial contraception, both of which are contrary to church teaching. For example, she voted against banning partial-birth abortion, against the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal funding of abortion in most circumstances, and against the Mexico City policy, which denied U.S. tax dollars to organizations that perform or promote abortion abroad. She also voted against a complete ban on human cloning and in favor of using tax dollars for research that kills human embryos

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Savage goes on offense in ‘Fairness Doctrine’ battle

From WND:

Talk radio icon Michael Savage is joining forces with a Michigan-based civil rights advocacy organization to protect free speech by fighting the return of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.”

“A regulation of speech motivated by nothing more than a desire to silence political opposition on controversial issues of public interest is the purest example of a law abridging the freedom of speech,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center.

“Such action is the hallmark of totalitarian governments, not a free society,” he said.

The Fairness Doctrine was abandoned in 1987, but leading Democrats increasingly have called for its return.

Now before everyone “jumps” on his case about “jumping the gun” on this issue, ya have to step back and ask yourself,”do you trust the elected cockroaches?”
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Bill Gates vs GM

Sorry folks but I don’t have a resource for this one. My sister sent it to me, thanks sis, :). So I don’t know if this is true or not, but I found it to be very funny. I hope you do too.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer
industry with the auto industry and stated,

“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving
$25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.”
In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:
If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash…….. Twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway y for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation” warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask “Are you sure?” before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the e door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off.

heh,heh,heh.

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