Archive for January, 2008

Ningunas Vueltas

Posted in Politics, Society on January 17th, 2008

Ningunas Vueltas – No Returns, or at least that’s what several Mexican border towns are hoping to be able to tell returning Mexican citizens in the wake of the recent Immigration legislation in Arizona. As a result of the Reconquista del Arizona by America, Mexico’s border town are expecting and dreading a massive influx of returning Mexicans.

A delegation of nine Mexican state legislators from Sonora traveled to Tucson, AZ to make the case against Arizona’s new employer sanctions law. These lawmakers say that such a law – that will effectively force Mexican illegal immigrants to return home – will have a devastating affect on the Mexican state. Ningunas Vueltas, por favor!

How can they pass a law like this? There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona

— Leticia Amparano Gamez
Representative for Nogales

The Mexican lawmakers said that Sonora cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers in Arizona return to their hometowns without jobs or money.

Maybe these Mexican lawmakers need to spend less time trying to enforce their ideas on the sovereign nation of the United States of America and more time on developing their own economy. They definitely need to spend less time and money on training Mexicans in how to infiltrate America’s borders.

Of course in truth the Mexican government doesn’t want their citizens to return to Mexico; they’re worth too much to the Mexican economy while their in the US. In 2006 alone Mexicans – combined legal and illegal – living in the United States sent 23.1 billion US dollars back home to Mexico. This places remittances from America third after oil and maquiladora exports as a foreign-exchange generator for Mexico!

It’s quite clear that the Mexican government has something to be gained from illegal migration and has, since the 1980s, promoted the idea of dual nationalities for those who are willing to sneak themselves across the American border.

A very grateful H/T to Bold Color Conservative for his original post and links.

D.C. Is Imaginative

Posted in Politics on January 13th, 2008

On January 10, in a unanimous 3-judge decision the District Columbia Court of Appeals found that the federal “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (PLCAA) blocked lawsuits under D.C.’s “Strict Liability Act.” This was a significant victory for both he Rule of Law and for Civil Rights.

Washington D.C.’s “Strict Liability Law” had tried to make manufacturers, importers, and dealers liable “without regard to fault or proof of defect” for illegal use of firearms. This is a principle that has been rejected by nearly all US courts that have ever looked at the issue. In this case (District of Columbia v. Beretta, U.S.A.), the D.C. government tried to sue to recover health care and emergency services costs supposedly created by criminal gun use in the District.

District Columbia Court of Appeals described the District Government’s arguments “imaginative,” and court found that D.C.’s lawsuit didn’t fall within any of the PLCAA’s exceptions for legitimate suits, and that allowing the suit would “frustrate Congress’s clear intention” in passing the PLCAA. The court also found that the PLCAA is constitutional, both in terms of separation of powers and due process.

Previously, in 2002, D.C. Superior Court Judge Cheryl M. Long threw out this same reckless lawsuit, rejecting the nuisance and negligence claims and concluding that a 1990 statute, the Assault Weapon Manufacturing Strict Liability Act, was unconstitutional.

Boortz ’08 Top 10

Posted in Humor on January 13th, 2008

Neil Boortz, nationally syndicated talk radio host of The Neal Boortz Show. who is otherwise know as: “The Talkmaster”, “Mighty Whitey”, “The Mouth of the South”, “America’s Rude Awakening”, and the “High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth”, has published his Top Ten Thoughts for 2008:

TEN:
Life is sexually transmitted.

NINE:
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

EIGHT:
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

SEVEN:
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.

SIX:
Some people are like a Slinky … not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

FIVE:
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying Of nothing.

FOUR:
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

THREE:
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00 and a substantial tax Cut saves you $0.30?

TWO:
In the ’60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world Is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

ONE:
‘Life is like a jar of jalapeños. What you do today, might burn your a$$ tomorrow’.

I found Mr. Boortz’s site and this Top Ten list randomly. Frankly, I had never heard of Neil Boortz or The Neal Boortz Show before today. I am definitely going to try to find it now though! I hope you all enjoyed his list for 2008 as much as I did.

Chinese Blogger Killed

Posted in 2008 Olympics, The Environment on January 11th, 2008

On Monday, January 7, 2008, more than 50 of Tianmen city’s Chengguan – Chinese City Management Administration & Implementation of Law – enforcers dragged Wei Wenhua, a local blogger or independent journalist, out of his car and savagely beat him to death when they realized he was filming them as they fought with local residents.

Chengguan

Wei happened on a confrontation in the central Chinese province of Hubei between city inspectors and local residents of Wanba village protesting over the dumping of waste near their homes. A fight had developed when the residents tried to prevent trucks from unloading the rubbish. The villagers were upset because they said the waste was polluting the air and drinking water.

When the Chengguan saw Wei using his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him and beat him severely for many minutes. Wei was pronounced dead on arrival at Tianmen ‘s No.1 People’s Hospital.

Go here to read the source article.

How many more incidents like this will happen as Beijing tries to hide the filth and refuse of its cities from the eye of the Olympic Committee?

Who won NH?

Posted in 2008 Election on January 9th, 2008

The New Hampshire Primary is over and the press is proclaiming the results to the world at large. According to the media Clinton and McCain won their respective races. But is this actually the case? That depends on how you look at the primaries and caucuses.

The Democratic results from NH were: Clinton 110,550 (39%); Obama: 102,883 (36%); Edwards: 47,803 (17%); Richardson: 12,987 (5%); Kucinich: 3,845 (1%). This shows that Sen. Clinton barely edged out Sen. Obama, but did win the popular vote in the NH Primary. This is what the media is reporting about.

Let us look at the practical matter of the allotment of delegates, since it’s these delegates who will actually nominate the Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate. It’s these men and women, plus 852 “superdelegates”, who will determine which candidate is nominated. Democratic primaries and caucuses award delegates on a proportional basis. Below is the break down of delegates for the 2008 NH Primary:

  • Hillary Clinton won 9 New Hampshire delegates
  • Barack Obama won 9 New Hampshire delegates
  • John Edwards won 4 New Hampshire delegates

From the perspective of delegates the 2008 NH Democratic Primary was a tie between Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.

On the Republican side of the 2008 Election race the results were more conclusive: McCain 86,802 (37%); Romney 73,806 (32%); Huckabee 26,035 (11%); Giuliani 20,054 (9%); Paul 17,831 (8%); Thompson 2,808 (1%). This shows McCain as a solid winner of the popular vote in the Republican primary.

Let us once again look at the practical matter of the allotment of delegates, since it’s these delegates who will actually nominate the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidate.

  • John McCain won 7 New Hampshire delegates
  • Mitt Romney won 4 New Hampshire delegates
  • Mike Huckabee won 1 New Hampshire delegate

John McCain actually did win the 2008 NH Republican Primary in all practical ways.