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Andy’s voicemail…

by on Feb.12, 2011, under Humor, Politics

LOL, so Andy calls me while he’s out driving and leaves me this voicemail:

“So over at like I-70 and Wadsworth, there’s a  guy, you know, protesting war blah blah blah whatever… His sign actually says, and I quote ‘ Half the government is run by Klingons, the other half byFerengi.’ I’m not even joking… Bye.”

I couldn’t help but laugh. I love it it when Andy calls me with these random happenings he sees while out and about. He always finds the funny ones. The sad thing is, this guy’s sign kinda makes sense if you let you geek show a little and think about the implications of what he says. Great stuff Andy… keep it comin!

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my thoughts on illegal immigration…

by on May.18, 2010, under Politics, Rants

What part of the word illegal does no one seem to get?

il·le·gal – [ih-lee-guhl]

–adjective
1.
forbidden by law or statute.

First and foremost, do I believe people have certain rights as human beings? Yes. No one should try to take away someones personal freedoms and abilities. Go where you want, be who you want to be, but…

Do people have the right to freeload and complain about how things aren’t the way they would like them to be when they are not even a citizen of a country and don’t think the laws of the land they are living in apply to them? NO

I’m not saying all illegal immigrants are complete freeloaders or disrespect of all laws with no regard for consequence, let me stop you right there. What I’m saying is certain aspects of the things a lot of illegal immigrants are expecting of the US are indicative of the behaviors of a freeloader and someone who has no regard for the law.

Example: I’ve seen recent news articles about illegal immigrants fighting deportation or other consequences of their being here illegally in court or protesting laws that could get them kicked out. Excuse me? Since when do non-citizens get citizen’s rights? Seriously? I mean if I go rob a bank, I go to court and if the proof points to the fact I did in fact rob said bank, the law states I have xxx options for a sentence based on parameters of the crime and more than likely I go to jail. That’s the law, I broke it, hence ‘ILLEGAL’. So why are ILLEGAL immigrants who are here… ILLEGALLY getting any kind of say in how our laws should be interpreted or how they should be applied to them? You have government officials, celebrities, citizens, etc all banding together to give these people “a voice”… SERIOUSLY!?

This country seriously has its priorities out of order.

Now don’t get me wrong here. I believe wholeheartedly that people should have the chance and be able to immigrate here from another country LEGALLY! If you want to move here, go through the process, become documented it’s that simple. Whether you’re here on borrowed time or are immigrating here permanently, do so through the proper channels. PERIOD. If you’re here legally, you’re taxed on your income, you are protected by our laws, etc… etc… You’re subject to the same rules as I am with conditions based on your status that you legally filed for.

If you don’t like the process, then maybe you shouldn’t be here. I’m so sick of people who aren’t even citizens of this country depleting the economy and morale of this nation with their presence. We have enough people who can’t take care of themselves and enough criminals that are already citizens of this country that we have to support and adding more and more every day doesn’t help the situation any.

Get documented or GET OUT. Stop whining about your human rights being violated and adhere to the law of the land you’re trying to move into. If I have to live by them, so do you!

Ugh…

And for you people who think you have an opinion contrary, you are more than welcome to find a country that supports your ideals and go there. Just make sure you do it legally. 🙂

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Sheriff Arpaio quote… ROFL

by on Oct.19, 2009, under General, Politics

This guy cracks me up. While I don’t agree with everything he does, I think the majority of what he does to criminals is hilarious. Pink underwear and living in a tent in Arizona? bahahahaha

Concerning Joe Morton’s problems with how the Sheriff does his job: 

“He can’t tell me, the federal government, how I enforce the laws of the state of Arizona.”

“What is he, the Sheriff of Maricopa County? Who is he to tell me?”

Concerning a question by Rick Sanchez asking what his last conversation with Janet Napolitano was like:

“Well you know what, she has her job, she has to report to the White House, I report to four million people, there’s a big difference, I’m elected.”

hahaha…. oh this guy is a character and a half.

btw… Rick Sanchez annoys me to no end. Just my opinion. lol

If you want to watch the video, here it is: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/10/19/nr.arpaio.ice.immigration.cnn

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More on Crap and Tax (Cap-and-Trade)…

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Politics

Funny how my blog has turned pretty political lately… perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the government paid to work for us continues to amaze me with the constant poor performance as a whole they give this country. If I were to directly compare it to my line of work I would expect to be fired for failure to perform my duties as assigned.

Don’t get me wrong, there are quite a few politicians up there that seem to have the right ideas at least 50% of the time but overall we’ve got problems. Enough on my rants about the lacking abilities of our government. Let’s turn our attention towards this whole climate nonsense, because it is at that nonsense.

This past week (July 7th) at a Senate hearing law makers started the battle concerning whether”cap-and-trade” would hurt or help the US economy with a little pressure from cabinet officials.

“Denial of the climate-change problem will not change our destiny; a comprehensive energy and climate bill that caps and then reduces carbon emissions will,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu in remarks before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

I’ve figured it out… Chu and Waxman are planning a family together cause let’s face it, they support each other like a husband and wife… I wonder who the wife is… 😉

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the panel’s top Republican, said the cap-and-trade system would amount to the largest tax increase in American history, a statement echoed by many Republicans but shot down by Democrats including Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, who chairs the committee.

“There are no new taxes,” Ms. Boxer said Tuesday morning.

No new taxes? So you’re saying that the several trillion dollars the government expects to collect from this bill just magically appears out of nowhere!? Clap your hands kids, the fairy dust will make you flyyyyyyy! Really!? Do you expect us to believe that collecting money from introducing a new “tax” on companies by way of this “cap-and-trade” nonsense isn’t going to get passed onto us American’sby way of increased costs of production and loss of jobs over the course of this bill being put into action? You are so full of self-importance and self-indulgence that you can’t see past your own ego’s for 2 seconds to realize that by doing so it will only cause another round of increased recession and failure in our economy that will cause this country to land in such a downward spiral that will leave us with nothing left but the skin hanging off our bones. You think you’re saving the planet? The planet doesn’t need saving, we do.

“It’s no surprise that during today’s G8 meeting, China, India and other developing nations refused to accept mandatory emissions controls on their economies,” Senator Inhofe said. “Without participation from China and India, anything we do here at home would impose burdensome costs on consumers in the form of higher electricity, gas, and food prices, all for no climate gain.  Unless supporters of cap-and-trade legislation can develop a plan to convince China and India to make meaningful emissions reductions on par with the United States, no such bill will pass the U.S. Senate.”

Go Senator Inhofe!

The only good news out of this whole debate came from the EPA!? That’s right, the EPA Administrator herself confirmed while appearing before the committee the following:

 “I believe the central parts of the [EPA] chart are that U.S. action alone will not impact world CO2 levels,” Administrator Jackson said.

Nuff said. This bill is exactly what people are calling it… “Crap-and-Tax” If this bill were to pass it would eventually complete the job of flushing our economy entirely down the drain.  America, it was nice while it lasted but the dream has turned into a nightmare… somebody wake me up.

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