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June 29, 2007

New Math In The Senate

Senator Teddy "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy (D-MA) spoke yesterday after the crushing defeat of the comprehensive immigration reform bill claiming that a minority of the Senate had stopped it from passing. From the Congressional Record:

Immigration reform is an opportunity to be true to our ideals as a nation. Our Declaration of Independence announces that all of us are created equal. Today, we failed to live up to that declaration for millions of men and women who live, work, and worship beside us. But our ideals are too strong to be held back for long. Martin Luther King had a dream that children would be judged solely by ‘‘the content of their character.’’ Today, we failed to make that dream come true for the children of immigrants. But that dream will never die. It has the power to overcome the most bitter opposition I believe we will soon succeed where we failed today, and that we will enact the kind of comprehensive reform that our ideals and national security demand. Soon, word will echo across the country about the consequences of today’s vote. The American people will know that a minority of the Senate blocked a record investment in border security.

H.L. Mencken said that for every complex problem, there is a simple solution—and it is wrong. A minority in the Senate has employed a simple label against this bill—amnesty—and they
were wrong, too. A minority in the Senate rejected a stronger economy that is fairer to our
taxpayers and our workers. A minority of the Senate rejected America’s own extraordinary immigrant history and ignored our Nation’s most urgent needs.

Of course, if Senator Kennedy was less busy worrying about where he was going to get his next case of scotch and more interested in the basic math of the situation, he would have noted the the cloture vote on the bill failed by a majority vote of the senators (46-53).

Note to Senator Teddy "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy: The 12 million or so ILLEGAL ALIENS do not have a right to invade our country willy-nilly. We are a country of laws, and we have laws governing immigration. No one has a right to come here and live - it is a priviledge that we grant to some of those who apply legally.

The government, that you are a part of, has a duty to secure our borders and return people who are here illegally to their country of origin. Get to it!

Posted by Rick | June 29, 2007 09:54 AM | Political Science

June 28, 2007

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Crushed

Senate majority leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), although disappointed that the comprehensive immigration reform bill was defeated on a cloture vote (46-53), was glad that new friends were made and newfound trust was abundant in the Senate. From the Congressional Record after the crushing defeat of the cloture vote on the comprehensive immigration reform bill:

The majority leader is recognized.

Mr. REID. Mr. President, the vote has been cast. As I told a number of my Republican friends, even though the vote is disheartening to me in many ways, I think as a result of this legislative
work we have done in the last several months on this legislation, there have been friendships developed that were not there before, trust initiated that did not exist before. I say to my friends, Democrats and Republicans, this is a legislative issue. It will come back; it is only a question of when. We are only 6 months into this Congress. We have so much to do. Hopefully, this lesson we have all learned will be one where we recognize we have to work more closely together. I hope we can do that. I say to all of you, thank you very much for your patience—
the phone calls I have made; if I twisted arms, it was not very often. I so appreciate—I think I speak for all of us—being able to be part of this great Senate where we are able to participate
in decisions such as this.

What a load of crapola. The Democrats have been nothing more than obstructionists for the seven years George Bush has been President.

The fact is that Americans could see through the rhetoric by the President, Senator Teddy "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy (D-MA) and others who could not wait to give away our sovereignty. The phone calls, emails, letters, and the decibel level on talk radio put the fear of God into the Senate and America is still a sovereign nation.

Hopefully the President will now get off his throne and protect the border, as is his mandate. He should immediately hire more border patrol agents and, while the new agents are being trained, give the national guard that are currently on the border some ammunition and a true mission statement to PROTECT the border, not just watch it.

Unfortunately, I doubt if the President will get the message. He has become more clueless than his father.

Posted by Rick | June 28, 2007 10:05 AM | Political Science

June 26, 2007

Coulter On Injustice In America

Ann Coulter chimes in on 'injustice in America' with an article you can read here.

Posted by Rick | June 26, 2007 11:36 AM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

June 8, 2007

Injustice In America

The justice system in America is, in theory, probably the fairest system in the world. Unfortunately, we have some judges with partisan or personal agendas who are more and more often screwing things up.

This has been quite apparent in some recent cases:

Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor, received no time in jail for stealing and destroying documents from the National Archives. I believe his sentence should have been 10 years in federal prison.

Paris Hilton gets 45 days for breaking the terms of her probation twice after her no-contest DUI plea. I believe her sentence should have been the 45 days the judge sentenced her to.

Mary Winkler received a sentence of merely 210 days in prison and 3 years probation for shooting her husband in the back while he slept and letting him die. I believe her sentence should have been 20 years of hard labor on a chain gang.

I. 'Scooter' Libby, Vice-President Cheney's chief-of-staff, received a sentence of 2 1/2 years in federal prison and fined hime $250.000 for giving conflicting accounts of his recollections involving CIA agent Valerie Plame. I believe his sentence should have been 2 years of probation.

12,000,000 illegal aliens who don't pay taxes, get free on-demand medical care at any emergency room and free education for their children in the over-crowded public school system (because they are attending) are going to be given amnesty and citizenship if President Bush and half the Congress get their way in return for a $5,000.00 fine. I believe none of the illegal aliens should be given citizenship, and they should all be deported when apprehended by any law enforcement agency. If they come back a second time, they should be given the pleasure of spending 5 years on a chain gang in Maricopa County, AZ.

Note: For an interesting analysis of the disparity between the Berger and Libby sentences, check out this article at Cronwatch.

Posted by Rick | June 8, 2007 06:00 PM | Social Studies

R.I.P. Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Now that the comprehensive immigration reform bill is dead, President Bush can get down to business and SECURE THE BORDER!!!

Posted by Rick | June 8, 2007 01:36 AM | Political Science

June 7, 2007

Brothers-In-Arms

Hugo Chavez, Danny Glover, and John Edwards = Brothers-In-Arms!?

Glover visited Chavez in Argentina and proclaimed them brothers.

Now Edwards and Glover are appearing together promoting Edwards for President.

Edwards, playing all the angles, must figure he can always represent Chavez' Citgo if he loses in his bid for the presidency. How can he lose? After all, he could really use a bigger house.

Posted by Rick | June 7, 2007 02:50 AM | Political Science

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