Friday, May 12, 2006

Border Skirmishes and Skirting the Issues

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Minority Leader Harry Reid have reached agreement on the much anticipated immigration bill, which they now plan to have the Senate take up Monday.

The agreement is not over how immigration will be dealt with.
Oh, no.

The argument in Washington has been over who will be on the Senate-House resolution committee, and how many amendments will be offered when the bill is on the floor.

In other words, they've been arguing about how they're going to argue.

One of the interesting solutions being considered now is using the National Guard to secure the US-Mexico border.

Many southern states are asking the Pentagon to research ways the US military can provide security along the border. I suppose that could work...if they weren’t all being sent halfway around the world for other things.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend; make sure you’ve taken care of Mom…Last year for Mothers Day the Anaheim Angels gave away red tote bags to all women over the age of 18. A cute concept. Now some nimrod has filed a sex and age discrimination suit against the team for their kind, but commercialized, gestures to moms in the stadium.

Michael Cohn, who was denied a bag, says men and anyone under 18 deserve a bag, too. This year’s promotion for the Angels will include both men and women, but still be only for fans over 18.

I vote men requesting the women’s handbags be required to wear them over their head. Honestly—what’s next in the parade of human stupidity?

We’re learning more about what went on in the jury deliberation room last week at the end of the trial of confessed 9/11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

Turns out that a single holdout kept the jury from handing a death sentence to wacky Zack—which history may adjudge to be the most-fitting sentence for the only person charged in this country in the 9/11 attacks.
Because it denies Moussaoui his stated goal of becoming a martyr.

An ironic twist for this twisted little man.

Don’t know how I feel about my tax dollars buying this reprobate three squares and a cot for the rest of his life…but the decision definitely screwed his plans for the rest of that wretched life, which will turn out to be a little longer than he planned.

Sometimes irony is sweet.

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