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Friday, May 18, 2007

Amnesty!

Proving once again that the law is becoming, increasingly, a big joke, made abundantly clear by the fact that 12,000,000 foreigners who have broken the law, some over a period of many years, are going to be punished by being required to obey a new law. And they're going to be handed citizenship on some kind of goofy "probationary" basis.

I'm sure they chuckled at that. All 12,000,000.

And another 12,000,000 - 20,000,000? - 30,000,000? - in Mexico and Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica, Haiti and Nicaragua, are packing their bags and heading north to get a piece of the action.

And everyone in Washington, especially Ted Kennedy, celebrates:

Historic Deal For Illegals
Bill Would Let Millions Have a Shot At Staying
By Geoff Earle, New York Post Correspondent

Washington - Lawmakers yesterday reached a deal on a historic immigration-policy overhaul that would let millions of illegal aliens "come out of the shadows," get quick legal status and pursue citizenship.

The president said the proposal would "help enforce our borders but equally importantly, it'll treat people with respect."

"This is a bill where people who live here in our country will be treated without amnesty but without animosity," Bush said.
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And then there is the truth, spoken by one of the few people who actually remembers who it is he's there to represent:

Some conservatives who weren't party to the deal called it an outright amnesty that rewards illegal behavior.

"We shouldn't be doing anything that legalizes their status," fumed Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.). "We have to control the border. That has to be first."
Here's how this will play out. The usual Republican suspects, including John McCain, will join all the Democrats in the Senate and pass this reprehensibly egregious affront to (what was once) our way of life. The House will then pass its own version and a conference committee, controlled by Democrats, will get a hold of it and strip from the bill the provisions dealing with border security.

Which will leave:

a) amnesty for 12,000,000 illegals and ...
b) a guest-worker program for hundreds of thousands of foreigners who will be able to enter the country - legally - and stay - illegally, and ...
c) a wide-open border.

Come on in, muchachos!

What motivation will they have not to? A few years from now, Washington will come up with another non-amnesty amnesty bill just for them and they too will be rewarded with citizenry.

Which should give all of us pause today:

Why do we have a legal immigration program?

The Law Is a Joke II

From Rich Lowery:
The United States has now built .286 percent of the 700 miles of fencing on the southern border provided for in 2006's Secure Fence Act. That is sufficient for a bipartisan group of senators to want to effectively declare this brief national experiment with immigration enforcement effectively over.

Enough with the harsh, exclusionary measures!
"Pol Cave-In Lets Down Our Guard," The New York Post

Sayin' It Makes It So

From John McCain, at the GOP presidential debate:

"I have never supported amnesty and never would."

Yeah.

Quote Of The Day

From W. James Antle III:

"... conservative voters will remember the immigration partnership between John McCain and Ted Kennedy. In a Republican primary, that is dangerous company to keep."

"No Amnesty For McCain," The American Spectator, May 18, 2007

Oh, This Fills Me With Confidence

Sen. Kennedy Defends Immigration Bill

Putting a Happy Face On a Tragic Betrayal

This, at least, is true:
Deal would fix farm-labor shortages
The Associated Press

Washington -- Farmworker shortages that have left tons of produce unplanted or unpicked would be relieved under the proposed immigration deal, which includes a pilot program for legalizing agricultural workers.

Farmers say that as immigration law enforcement has tightened in recent years, worker shortages have ranged from 10 percent to 30 percent across the labor-intensive produce industry and have affected dairy farms and nurseries, too. (link)
This is the upside to the amnesty bill, right?
We will soon be swimming in farm laborers?
Including many more illegal farm laborers?
And their families?
By the tens of millions?

At the same time, we as a nation are moving toward "free" universal health care.

May God have mercy on us.

I Love You Guys

This sort of thing drives the other side NUTS. They hold out a forlorn hope that they will once again be in charge, call the shots, and lead us around by the nose. A day gone by:
'Bloomberg Gun Giveaway' Draws Hundreds
By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Writer


Annandale, Va. - Openly armed firearms enthusiasts packed a normally sedate government building Thursday night, hoping to win a pistol or rifle and at the same time send a defiant message to gun-control advocates, especially New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun-rights group, organized the "Bloomberg Gun Giveaway" in large part to thumb its nose at Bloomberg, who accuses some shops of allowing illegal purchases of firearms that later were used in crimes in his city.

Two guns were awarded Thursday, a Para-Ordnance pistol and a Varmint Stalker rifle, each worth about $900. The winners did not immediately receive the weapons - they will still be required to undergo federal and state background checks. (link)
And then there was the overarching point to the effort:

"Many in attendance said they were motivated not by the chance of a free gun, but to make a point to Bloomberg and express support for the Second Amendment."

When You Confiscate All The Guns ...

They'll find something ...
Mooresburg man jailed after allegedly beating his wife with ham
By Jeff Bobo, The Bristol Herald-Courier


Mooresburg - A Mooresburg man was arrested early Tuesday morning for allegedly beating his wife with a block of ham.

David Allen Pearson, 40, ... who was still in jail from his arrest Tuesday morning - appeared ... (link)
We need another concealed carry permit law ...

How Many Different Parts Can There Be?

In the "News That Makes You Go Huh?" category:
Truck blaze temporarily closes interstate
Jeffrey Simmons, The Wytheville Enterprise

It wasn't the usual commute.

Richard Mast was driving home to Sugar Grove on Tuesday when he passed by a smoking, flaming truck full of ice cream sandwich parts.
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Ice cream sandwich parts? You have the brown slabs and the ice cream. What other parts are there?