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Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Does this make any sense whatsoever?

Raise Wages, Not Walls
By Michael S. Dukakis and Daniel J.B. Mitchell, The New York Times

If we are really serious about turning back the tide of illegal immigration, we should start by raising the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to something closer to $8. The Massachusetts legislature recently voted to raise the state minimum to $8 and California may soon set its minimum even higher. Once the minimum wage has been significantly increased, we can begin vigorously enforcing the wage law and other basic labor standards. (
An increase in the minimum wage will keep Mexicans from illegally crossing the border ....

Let it be noted that most level-headed Americans now recognize how bad for America John Kerry would have been. Let's pause and reflect on what kind of America we would have today if Dukakis had been elected back in 1988 also.

These guys are frightening.

No, That's Not What Israel Needs

The New York Times is trying to undermine the Israeli effort to provide security to its people - again:
No More Foot-Dragging

What the people of Lebanon and Israel urgently need is a cease-fire followed by the swift deployment of a well-armed force with a mandate to aggressively keep the peace. That must be accompanied by an international guarantee that Hezbollah will be forced to halt its attacks on Israel permanently and disband its militia so Lebanon can regain control of its borders and its sovereignty. (link)
Fools. These people are utter fools. The U.N. had an observation post 200 yards from the spot where the Hezbollah attack occurred that left several Israeli soldiers dead and two captured two weeks ago. The observers ... observed and did nothing else. They were worse than feckless.

Beyond that, the U.N. has a resolution in place demanding that Hezbollah abandon southern Lebanon. It was ignored by Hezbollah ... and by the U.N.!

Passing more resolutions and putting more observers on the border will produce more of the same.

Israelis are doing what needs to be done. They are killing all the terrorists who are committed to slaughtering them.

The Times is, if nothing else, consistent. Consistently on the wrong side of this issue. The editorialists would do well to stick to whining about lost stem cell opportunities and such inanity.

You Gotta Love These Guys

Can there be a more fitting story about America and those who make it - and keep it - strong?
Three Wounded Soldiers Take Another Oath
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times

WASHINGTON, July 24 — President Bush presided over a citizenship ceremony Monday for three foreign-born soldiers wounded in Iraq and renewed his call for Congress to pass legislation overhauling immigration law.

“We are stronger and more dynamic when we welcome new citizens like these,’’ Mr. Bush said at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, adding, “As the nation debates the future of our immigration policies, we must remember the contribution of these good men.’’ (
Foreign-born soldiers prepared to sacrifice themselves for the rest of us. Welcome home, fellas.

The Virginia Blog Carnival Is Up

Kilo has the latest installment of the Virginia Blog Carnival posted over at Spark It Up!!

Great job, Carl.

Check out this week's broad range of offerings.

It Don't Get Better Than This

I'm in a room on the 10th floor of the Hilton overlooking the (dark) Atlantic this morning. I had the opportunity yesterday to meet up with a business associate in Virginia Beach and we drove from there across the Chesapeake Bay (no we didn't have a Cuban floating car; we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) to Lewes, Delaware, where we caught the car ferry and crossed the Delaware Bay to Cape May, New Jersey.

Great day. Calm seas. Lots of jelly fish ...

And to think - I get paid for this.