Friday, July 27, 2007

Illegals. Welcome to Safe Haven, Connecticut

The city of New Haven Conn. should change it's name to Safe Haven. In an effort to roll out the welcome wagon to illegal aliens, they are the first city to offer I.D. cards to them. This is said to be an effort to allow the illegals to open bank accounts so they can deposit their money and not be such easy targets for robbers.
How thoughtful.
It makes me wonder if they don't have any Wells Fargo or Bank of Americas there.
In a note of irony: Days after New Haven approved the plan, before cards were given out, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducted raids there that led to about 30 arrests.
So illegals, please sign up so we know who and where you are.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Come on Peter-rachet it up.

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio is concerned that with Bush's executive order 51 which redefines government continuity, and contravenes our constitution, is perhaps a conspiracy that needs to be investigated.
When he asked to view the documents, which are held in the secure "bubble-room", he was denied access even though he has top security clearance and is a leading member of the U.S. House on the Homeland Security Committee.
"We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America," DeFazio says. "I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee."

"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right," DeFazio said.
Do you think?
Simply put, the order gives the president the power to assume control of all governments, Federal, State, Local and Tribal, in the event of a catastrophic national disaster, terrorist attack or civil unrest. All this without the debate or input from congress and now he won't even let them look at the plans.
Impeach Bush now before martial law.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

George Bush thumbs his nose once more at our constitution
On July 17th President Bush made another unconstitutional power grab by signing another executive order. This one is titled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq".
This order blocks the property of any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense,

(i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:

(A) threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or

(B) undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people;

(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of, such an act or acts of violence or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section include, but are not limited to, (i) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 2. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

More laws put into effect by the executive branch without the benefit of congressional debate or vote. The guilt of this crime appears to be determined by the Sec. of Treasury rather than a court of law.
Watch out protesters, you might lose your home.

Just Desserts

Professor Ward Churchill was finally fired.
The Colorado University professor was thrust into the national spotlight for his essay "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens." which said "said those killed in the World Trade Center collapse were "a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire" and called them "little Eichmanns."
His termination however resulted from an investigation on allegations including misrepresenting the effects of federal laws on American Indians, fabricating evidence that the Army deliberately spread smallpox to Mandan Indians in 1837, and claiming the work of a Canadian environmental group as his own.
Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

More from the gang that just doesn't get it.

From the Register Guard:

Published: Saturday, July 7, 2007

Lane County government is so short on money, not even the CEO's job is safe.

The job of county administrator - the chief executive over the 1,500-employee organization - might be expendable if the government must shrink due to funding cutbacks, Commissioner Bill Fleenor said this week.

Board Chairman Faye Stewart is 180 degrees opposite Fleenor: It's because the financial picture is so grim that the county needs another skilled leader at the helm, he said.

"To say we don't need an administrator is a mistake," Stewart said. "We need to find somebody that's got some really good ideas, because this organization is going to need to make some changes."

In fact, Stewart said the job is so big that it warrants help - he wants to create an assistant county administrator position. The board will meet Wednesday on both positions and whether to look locally, nationally or globally for candidates.

And this in from Thursday:
The commissioners agreed to not only replace the leaving administrator, Bill Van Vactor, and to increase the salary of that position by $15-29 thousand, but to also create a new position of assistant that pays $95-130 thousand.

With the county budget hemorrhaging money, the threat of laying off over 200 workers, closing parks, and eliminating DA and Jail personnel, Mr. Stewart wants to open another vein. It seems what we really need is at least 1 less commissioner.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Don't have a cow man.

Springfield Vermont was chosen over the "real Springfield, Oregon" to host the premier of the first Simpson's movie. Vermont won with a total of 15,367 votes. Oregon had 13,894 votes and came in third. D'Oh. Great try Mayor Leiken and everyone involved. If we only had a nuclear plant nearby.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Bulldozers don't kill people, people kill people.

This has to be one of the most convoluted arguments I have ever heard.
In 2003, Rachel Corrie, 23, spent part of the year acting as a human shield in Rafah, Gaza, between Israeli bulldozers and Palestinian homes. On March 16, she was run over by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting the demolison.

Quote from attorney Maria LaHood: "Like those who supplied poisonous gas for the Nazis' gas chambers, Caterpillar should be held accountable."
Why stop there? Why not sue the fuel company that supplied the fuel for the bulldozer?
This case needs to be thrown out like the $54 million pants lawsuit.
Just more proof that we have too many lawyers in this country.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Don't Miss Goreapaloosa 2007

I'm sure the liberals that are crying for the "fairness doctrine" and the end to talk radio will want to wait at least until the Reverend Al Gore has finished his summer of love, peace and understanding. What is being promoted as the sensation of the summer, Gorestock also known as Live Earth, is being given at least 75 hours of free coverage by NBC Universal.
"In addition to devoting the entirety of NBC’s Saturday prime-time hours to this Gorestock, hosted by Ann Curry of NBC News, there will be seven hours on CNBC, 18 hours on Bravo, 22 hours on both the Sundance Channel and the Universal HD channel, and three hours combined on Telemundo and Telemundo 2. On top of that, NBC’s press release added that "MSNBC will broadcast special coverage of this global concert event throughout the day with live reports from the concerts in New York and London."
I wonder how much coverage will be given to those experts that differ with the Rev. Gore about the cause and effect of this global problem?