Monday, July 13, 2009

Illegal Immigration

I was driving on Interstate 35 in Austin a few months ago, when my I thought that my tire was going flat. I got off the road and pulled into the closest site which turned out to be the local day labor center. Proving that Austin is an infamous sanctuary city.

There were 100 illegal immigrants just sitting there loitering. Trash was everywhere, and they were waiting in the blazing hot sun for an honest day's work. I was terrified and immediately locked all of my doors and made sure my wallet was safe. One of the bosses from the center came out to ensure that I was okay, and asked if I was there to pick up a worker. He seemed disappointed in my response.

Talk about scary. These illegal guys don't even know whose picking them up for work. No wonder we always hear about crimes of opportunity against illegals that rival those coming on inner tubes from Cuba.
I didn't think much about this experience until I sat down to read my New York Times this morning. In keeping with the re-runs of the Bush years, Obama has decided to expand Homeland Security's program which enlists local law enforcement to hunt illegal immigrants. I'm so proud of him.

Apparently, this does not sit well with the New York Times, because racial profiling will likely be involved. Well, if you can't take the heat, then get out of the country. I was constantly pulled over as a Muslimah with niqaab on. It's par for the course. I have so many tickets that I'm close to losing my license over it.

But, I don't blame anyone. I chose to come to wear this attire in a country where it's unpopular.
There also seems to be concerns that the cost of police enforcing all of this is higher than the benefit because "it undermines community policing, which relies heavily on building trust among those the officers serve and protect."

It seems to me that this issue should be one of the biggest for the police though, because illegals commit so many crimes.

I think Obama is spot on with this. I'm starting to really like him.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Globama's Ball And Cheney

I'm relieved that somebody wants to save the Republican party. And at least attempt to challenge the "boy who would be king" in the next Presidential election.

I just never expected that person would be Dick Cheney. You make me proud Vice.

After September 11, Vice permanently retired to a distant bunker. I figured he was reading manuals about how to properly shoot birds, or recovering from a heart attack that the public was unaware of.

I could never have dreamed that he was expertly choreographing his own third term. This new Cheney has me excited again about the Old Guard, the military, stopping our spending, heck, gay rights. Everyone who said he'd retire in disgrace was wrong. That heart may be ice cold, but it's still beating.While Bush waits and hopes that history will look favorably at his sordid record, Vice is on the move.

He managed with little effort to get the "boy who would be king" to do an about-face on torture photos. Suddenly, Obama sounds just like Bush. He's mumbling something about keeping military tribunals going. He's ranting on about how torture photos would endanger the troops, so the public doesn't have to see waterboarding, and our dirty little secret. So his administration can keep it going.

Something of a surge is ongoing in Afghanistan. There's no plan to withdraw from Iraq anytime soon. Obama seems to be making good on his promise to invade Pakistan. And yet, his speech to Muslims should be sufficient. Uh huh.

Notice what Boy Wonder is not able to talk about. Healthcare.

Globama's ball and Cheney hijacked the healthcare agenda, so that the administration wouldn't get anything done in the first 200 days. Vice knows all too well the importance of a President getting his agenda going early on in a presidency. FDR did his most important work in the first 100 days. So what to do? How to get history to start looking favorably at Bush who is busy having dinner parties, carrying firewood, and decorating his Dallas home?

Make Obama flustered about waterboarding. Find a way to make force him to care about his lowest priority, national security.

Notice that Vice has even stolen the glory of gay rights out from under his nemesis. He supports gay marriage. I do not, but have to applaud Cheney for showing he has a heart where his lesbian daughter and grandbaby are concerned.

And in the meantime, all Obama has are some soundbites revealing that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman. I bet an awful lot of gay rights activists who supported him are wondering why.
And now Cheney moves on to his next plan. Force Gitmo to stay open. Interesting that Globama's own party refuses to close it.

There's no doubt that Vice also dreams of closing down the dialogue between the administration and Muslim world. This is pivotal. Vice, I know how you can do it. Start talking up the fact that not only is Globama still in Iraq and surging in Afghanistan, but he doesn't even talk about exporting democracy the way you and W. do.

As Bush's excursion and then his plane slowly took off over Washington for the last time, I quietly went to my bed and put the covers over my eyes. The tears fell. I was sad about losing Laura, family values, and especially my beloved pro-life movement.

I couldn't have known that as that plane lifted off in a direction not far from my home, Cheney's plane was touching down in Washington for the first time since September 11.