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Saturday, May 27, 2006

I'd Be Looking Elsewhere

Wythe County is preparing for an influx of badasses:
Wythe Co. gets ready for gang members

Sheriff Doug King says the Wythe Co. Sheriff's Department has been training and learning about gang activity for the past three years.

Sheriff King says to his knowledge, Wythe County currently does not have gangs, but deputies do know how to spot signs of them. (
I can be of some help in that regard. Uzis, MAC-10's, AK-47's, and gold neckchains are a dead-giveaway.

If I may be allowed to offer some advice though, Doug, I'd be more concerned for the safety of the county's garbage collectors.

Say What?

Headline in NRVToday:
Appleton recognized for teaching excelle (link)
Methinks the headline writer was not in Appleton's class.

How Has It Come To This?

I want to know who or what has taken over the body and mind of President Bush?
A Defiant Stance In Jefferson Probe
Justice Dept. Talked of Big Resignations If White House Agreed to Return Papers
By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker, Washington Post Staff Writers

The Justice Department signaled to the White House this week that the nation's top three law enforcement officials would resign or face firing rather than return documents seized from a Democratic congressman's office in a bribery investigation, according to administration sources familiar with the discussions.

The possibility of resignations by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales; his deputy, Paul J. McNulty; and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was communicated to the White House by several Justice officials in tense negotiations over the fate of the materials taken from Rep. William J. Jefferson's office, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. (

Our president has gone from doing everything right to this. Aliens have taken over. That's the only thing I can figure.

As Inevitable as Winter Following Autumn

Sooner or later the United States Congress is going to get out of the way and allow gas pump prices to ease:
House Votes to Allow Drilling in Alaska Refuge
By Michael Janofsky, The New York Times

WASHINGTON, May 25 — With gasoline prices around $3 a gallon as the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the House again voted Thursday to approve drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (
Before you get too excited though:
It was at least the 12th time that the House had voted to allow energy exploration in a small piece of the preserve's 19 million acres along the northern coastal plain of Alaska.
The Senate, what with its large contingent of liberal Republicans, can be counted on to block the drilling legislation again. But sooner or later one of two things is going to happen. Either those in the Senate who feign outrage over high gas prices wise up and do something about them or their constituents get fed up with them and bounce them.

I'm good with the latter.

Sensenbrenner Talks Sense

"The president is not where the American people are at."

"The Senate is not where the American people are at."

These statements of truth came from Representative James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin in a news conference yesterday in which he rejected the United States Senate's attempt to foist an egregious immigration bill that grants illegal aliens rights that you and I don't have down the throats of the American people:
House Negotiator Calls Senate Immigration Bill 'Amnesty' and Rejects It
By Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times

WASHINGTON, May 26 — The leading House negotiator on immigration denounced on Friday the bipartisan legislation that passed the Senate this week, saying House Republicans would never support a bill that gives illegal immigrants a chance at American citizenship.

The negotiator, Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Republican of Wisconsin and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he could envision legislation that included a guest-worker program. But he insisted that strong enforcement measures would have to be in place first, including an employment-verification system and tough sanctions on employers who hired illegal immigrants.

Mr. Sensenbrenner said he would continue to reject President Bush's call for a compromise because he believed that the president, who supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, remained out of touch with the public. (
Good for him. The status quo is better than the abomination that Ted Kennedy and John McCain dreamt up.

Don't Tell John McCain

This is as it should be:
First Amendment Applies to Internet, Appeals Court Rules
By Laurie J. Flynn, The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26 — A California appeals court ruled Friday that online reporters are protected by the same confidentiality laws that protect traditional journalists, striking a blow to efforts by Apple Computer to identify people who leaked confidential company data. (
In normal times, it wouldn't be necessary to even litigate this. But in the age of McCain, nothing is sacred.

Today's Wisdom

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington and they tracked her calves to their stalls? But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country.

Maybe we should give them all a cow.

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