Thursday Thoughts

Thought #1

How quick do you think federal authorities can evacuate Tampa Bay, Florida?

As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster inĀ  history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.

The plans would be announced in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.

Let’s see… The oil has already started killing forms of life we haven’t even discovered and they are talking about a “controlled burn”? I’m no expert, but something tells me that lighting the entire Gulf of Mexico on fire is a really bad idea.

Thought #2

The entire Gulf of Mexico might not be on fire yet, but it sounds like someone’s working on a lethal solution for endangered sea turtles. Watch this…

If I heard him correctly, BP brought in a group of people to help rescue the turtles, but then in frustration that the rescuers were “present”, they cut the program short. I think we have a President who voted “present” for a long time. Stupid is as stupid does.

Thought #3

Speaking of stupid… If you looked in the dictionary under the word “stupid” you might find the photograph of a county supervisor from Wisconsin.

Peggy West was speaking during a hearing to decide whether or not Milwaukee will boycott Arizona because of their new immigration law. This is what she had to say about the great state of Arizona.

If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border.

Did you catch that? She actually said that Arizona is not a border state. Then, when someone called her on it she said she “misspoke”. That’s not misspeaking, that plain, unadulterated, genuine stupidity.

No Reason At All

If I had to move tomorrow, and pick any other state to live in except Georgia, I would have to choose Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, or Utah.

One of America’s national organizations fighting against illegal immigration is announcing that 17 states are now filing versions of Arizona’s SB 1070 law which is designed to help local police enforce America’s existing immigration laws.

That’s right. I want to live in a state that tries to make sure that laws are adhered to. No, it has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with discrimination. It has nothing to do with racial profiling. I simply want the state I live in to enforce existing law. It really is that simple.

Numerous national and local polls indicated that 60-81% of Americans support local police enforcing immigration laws.

I bet 60-81% of Americans also want their local police to enforce all of the other laws while they’re at it too. Isn’t funny how we try to single out this one law, from one state, rather than address the issue at hand. Our current laws, especially those pertaining to illegal immigration, are not being enforced. What’s wrong with ensuring that those existing laws are actually enforced?

I can’t think of one good reason not to enforce current laws. Not one single reason.

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