Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mexico joins suit against Arizona

Mexico is now joining in the lawsuit against Arizona in regards to the new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona. Can you believe it?

Back in May I wrote this post detailing the main points of SB1070 which was passed and signed into law. I've read it more than once and can find nothing racist or hateful in it. The spirit of the law? It's to SAVE Arizona from being overrun by illegal aliens. SB1070 merely supports federal law which already exists stating that not only is illegal immigration a crime but so is harboring or aiding illegal immigration. SB 1070, much like federal law, limits the power of law enforcement authorities, that they cannot just stop for no valid reason. But you don't read or hear that do you? No, all you see and hear is how Arizona is a racist state and how much they hate Mexicans and how this law violates all sorts of civil rights.

Yeah try pulling that in any other nation in the world. Most nations in the world have anti-illegal immigration laws. You think if you pass over the border of any South American country illegally you won't be detained and imprisoned? Think if you enter any country in the Middle East or Asia illegally you won't be subject to punishment? Think again.

Federal law is clear on illegal immigration and yet administration after administration refuses to deal with it. They refuse to secure the borders and then tend to the mess that is already here. And year after year, hundreds of thousands of people enter this country illegally or overstay their Visa permanently.

How dare Mexico, a country with economic, social and political corruption many times that of the United States would even think that they have a say in the immigration policies of this nation. Mexican President Felipe Calderon is concerned that the rights of his citizens are at stake. Well maybe if Mr. Calderon and his corrupt regime were tending to the best interests and rights of Mexican citizens, so many would not feel the need to flee to the US in order to have a better life.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

One of my favorite poems...

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Every now and then I go through this stage where I ponder the meaning of life. I don't know what triggers it. It just happens.

I'm 40 years old and another year older come October. I haven't got it figured out yet. By that I mean, I thought I knew where I was going and how I was going to get there. But suddenly I find myself asking a lot of questions. One of the biggest questions I find myself asking is, "why am I doing this?"

We get one life and we spend the first half of it trying to answer a bunch of silly questions like "what am I going to do with my life?" and by the time we figure it out, we're dead.

We get one shot at this and unfortunately there's no owners manual. We're supposed to figure life out as we go along. Sometimes I find that a little sick and twisted, don't you?

Friday, June 04, 2010

All I'm asking for...

...is just a chance to figure it all out. I am re-evaluating the course I've charted for my life. I think every now and then it's good to do that. I don't know why I am doing it, just that I am doing it. I am suddenly confused about what it is I'm supposed to be working towards. I think this is normal....

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sir Paul has no class...

I've been staying away from discussing politics lately because it tends to be a no-win. But I've got to come out and say something. I think Paul McCartney is an ass. Yes, you heard it. He's one person I never really thought I would despise but all it takes is one stupid ass comment to change my mind. There he was in the White House, accepting an award from the Library of Congress, serenading the small audience, and afterwards, he thanks everyone by saying,

"It's a fantastic honor, for the Gershwin family to give me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress and in fact after the last eight years it's great to have a President who knows what a library is."

Now, exactly what is that supposed to mean?

You can decide for yourself what it means.

What it was--was just really rude and tacky behavior. He took a cheap shot (and for no reason mind you because our former President was NOT illiterate) at a former President during a non-political ceremony at the White House, in front of the President, his family and especially his two small children. And even worse, the audience laughed. Anyone there who had any class would have bowed their head in disgrace. I thought Obama and his people were above that. I guess not.

Can you imagine? If this had been during the Bush administration and a politically conservative musician was honored in the White House. First, can you imagine this person making this kind of comment? And second, can you imagine Bush and his audience laughing?

No, I can't.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Deepwater Disaster

Right now I don't know what to say about this. I've seen the pictures and all I can do is cry. The magnitude of this disaster is beyond belief. Yes I know that states will be affected in regards to tourism. Yes, I know that fishermen will be affected because of the loss of sea life. But the states will recover eventually as will the fishermen.

The greatest loss in my opinion is the wildlife.

Imagine being covered in oil and not being able to move, to clean it off of you, or to breathe. Imagine being stuck in it, dying a slow agonizing death. That is what is happening to the wildlife along the Gulf Coast. The ecology of nature is delicate and when imbalanced it creates a disaster that has a huge ripple effect. .

Sometimes I get so disgusted at what we as humans have done to this earth. We're supposed to be good stewards. What happened?