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The New Immigration Bill, Yawn


Why We Can’t Stop Illegal Immigration With That Bill.

The newest proposal to change Immigration laws does very little to change illegal immigration. The Bill suggests that adding more Immigration Officers to patrol an extremely porous border will have an effect on the problem. It won’t.

The only way to tighten a border is to attack the reasons for border entry. In the case of Mexico and the US it is Economics. So let’s look at the real economics using a real and a…


Added by Pierre Angiel on January 30, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Please enjoy my student's success!

This from my former student, Jamelle Bouie.  I taught this fine young man in 10th grade honors world lit., and again in 11th grade AP English Language & Comp., a nonfiction analysis course.  He is so knowledgeable, so articulate, so passionate.  I thought he would be the first Black president, but....  The American Prospect, Salon--I'm so proud!

Added by The Good Daughter on January 28, 2013 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment



John (Jack) Kerry and Hillary (Hill) Clinton



Added by mary gravitt on January 28, 2013 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment


Please sign my petition urging the President and Congressional leaders to host local town hall meetings throughout the country in 2013. 100,000 petitions by February 23, 2013 get a White House response. My goal is to create a critical mass of citizens which will compel our leaders to act now. Please sign and pass on - encourage your friends, family and neighbors to be part of what could be an historic citizen's movement.

Join the movement…


Added by Phillip W Johnson on January 27, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

I Am An Oscar Whore

You see, I am a whore for the Oscars. I am. And, yes, I feel a level of shame in this fact. I’m not necessarily a beautiful, shorn, singing, consumptive whore like Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables. But a whore none the less.

Wow, my life sucks.

I know, it’s all fixed,…


Added by Left of Plumb on January 25, 2013 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

The Golden Globes – My Lady Parts Are All Tingly

I know there is a glut of Golden Globes commentary floating about the web-o-sphere. I also know that I couldn’t pass any opportunity to barf out my opinion if I tried.

I had a lady boner all night for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

(I will give credit where it is due right now – I got the term “lady boner” from the fabulous Jen at I want it put on my gravestone when I die.)

I believe they are two of the…


Added by Left of Plumb on January 25, 2013 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments




So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[…


Added by mary gravitt on January 25, 2013 at 6:14pm — 10 Comments


Obama Inaguration Speech



If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith…


Added by mary gravitt on January 23, 2013 at 2:20pm — 4 Comments


All this chatter and posturing over guns has me wondering how many of the chatterers have actually experienced a real live campus lockdown. Not a drill, but an actual credible threat-induced campus lockdown.

The week before Christmas break, my campus had a lockdown involving multiple credible threats. It wasn’t my first, but it was the most legitimate.

It started during the always-chaotic lunch period. Our campus has four thirty-minute lunch periods, A – D. Somewhere during the…


Added by Carole Reardon on January 17, 2013 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

Anti-gay Paris?

“So, I guess you weren’t at the protest this weekend,” my mother says over the phone.  “I couldn’t believe it,” she goes on.  “One of the people I work with told me there was a big protest march against gay marriage in Paris, and I thought, Paris, France?  The French are some of the most liberal people in the world!”

This is an issue that I’ve meant to write about for a long time.  But it just gets me too frustrated.  Hearing my mother’s questions, though,…


Added by Alysa Salzberg on January 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 20 Comments

Sun rise - Cold Morning in January

I need to write, just the usual crap, like I did way back when, the night time hours, after work, 3 in the morning, just writing for the sake of writing, the sake of people reading it and going, WHA?

I got to admit, I've been angry, depressed, sad, back to angry, then well,right now, Mexican…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on January 14, 2013 at 8:55pm — 15 Comments

Beware the Rant... Trying to Bring Some Perspective to the American Politics of Fiscal Cliffs

This post is inspired by Koshersalami's A Rant.  I pissed away the better part of two hours researching and writing my comment so I thought what the hell, if publishing a comment to a post as a post is good enough for Kosh, it's good…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 12, 2013 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Adam Lanza's motives (continued)

What we know now is the picture of Adam Lanza & his life at home are coming into focus.  As I wrote about in my earlier post Lanza fits the profile of a parricidal young man.  And his home seems also to fit.  Here's more of what is being uncovered:

Adam was a self-mutilator.

Adam weighed 120lbs or so @ around 6ft tall he was either anorectic or at the very least body dysmorphic.

Adam shot several cars before he went into the school.

 Adam may have targeted…


Added by marshall bjohnson on January 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

2012: Eastwood, Armstrong, Zimmerman, & Fiscal Cliff

Happy New Year Everybody!

2013 is starting out a lot like 2012...there are a lot of things

that could have happened that didn't...should not have happened but did!

Some of these things were obvious...some were not!

I was glad to see that President Obama could finally be the Last Man

Standing  while Clint Eastwood should have just sat down. It was a

shame that George Zimmerman chose to Stand his ground, but it was

also a relief to see…


Added by Political Pizza on January 2, 2013 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

My Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year !!

I am not a blogger I am just a guy who appreciates others thoughts and reading Blogs is a way of knowing and commenting on them. So please understand if I comment in any way you may feel negatively on your post, know it is just my thought at the time of reading it and I may change my mind so please don't take it as a personal attack.

Also I'll never claim to be very good at spelling or grammar and being as this site is new to me I also am not familiar with any possible help it may or…


Added by litenin on January 1, 2013 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

FISA FAIL: Anyone mind government can STILL spy on & arrest us?

  • When Clint Eastwood stood on stage at the Republican National Convention and spoke to "the chair" about a Vision for America...I didn't know the chair had about as many Constitutional Rights as we do.

In the name of 9/11, if we are suspected of being a potential…


Added by Political Pizza on December 30, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments




Article 1 - The Legislative Branch

Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.


Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he…


Added by mary gravitt on December 29, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Bold Predictions - 2013

For three years I have been making annual predictions. Some have been accurate, some not so accurate. At times I have had what some my call "vision", an ability to look down the road and see what's happening. I think the next 12 months will be interesting.

As in the ancient Chinese curse, "May you lead an interesting life."

Here's what I see happening in 2013:

I am extremely pessimistic that there will be any changes in gun laws. A ban on assault weapons will not pass in…


Added by OESheepdog on December 29, 2012 at 7:20am — 13 Comments

How I did on my 2012 predictions or close but no cigar

I thought I would look back at by bold predictions made in December of 2011. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day. I don’t think I am much better than a broken clock.

So here were my picks for the 2012. May you be entertained by the pure audacity and idiocy of them:


Open Salon will establish a pay wall.

Well that didn’t really happen, did it?


The GOP Presidential nominee will be Newt…


Added by OESheepdog on December 26, 2012 at 1:52pm — 14 Comments

Fiscal Cliff??

The anti tax conservatives seem to hail from the same demographic that may have less money overall but won't be visiting any soup kitchens or homeless shelters from it. Why are republicans so concerned about handouts to poor people when the vast amounts spent to ease the businesses need for transportation, electrical service, water, ad infinitum are sacrosanct? Corporate users get rates on utilities that are not available to the general public. The individual is expected to subsidize…


Added by Robert McClanahan on December 23, 2012 at 9:13am — 5 Comments

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