U.S. immigration laws flawed, Sessions says
Well, yeah. You just noticed that? This was in a speech before the state association of police chiefs. Other visitors included:
GOP Gubernatorial candidate Bob Riley, who wants more cops hired even though he still doesn’t say how he’s going to pay for it;
GOP Supreme Court “justice” Harold See — AKA the CEO’s Best Friend — who used the Pledge of Allegiance case to prove that he hasn’t read the Constitution very carefully then said that the state needs judges to follow the law;
And an actual Democrat, Ag Commissioner candidate Ron Sparks, who wants the state to put a point of origin label all agricultural products sold in Alabama because “You need to know whether your lettuce is coming from Mexico or Sand Mountain,” which isn’t xenophobic at all.
National business group endorses Sessions’ run
Wow, a business group endorsed a Republican! What are the odds?
“Alabama small business owners recognize and appreciate Senator Sessions’ commitment to representing their hopes of a brighter future in Washington,” Pete Havel, [National Federation of Independent Business’] southeast regional grass roots director, said in a news release.
They also recognize and appreciate NFIB looking out for them. Clearly, only a national organization can really reflect the attitudes of Alabama’s small business owners.
CNN.com – Elvis is alive and well in cyberspace – August 16, 2002
Well, that might explain why my bandwidth seems all clogged the last couple of days.
What She Really Thinks
Ginger, of course, has real, non-flippant analysis of the resignation of INS chief Jimmy Zipper, or whatever his name is.
CNN.com – Bush calls for deficit reduction – August 17, 2002
Well, gosh, Trifecta-Boy, we didn’t have a deficit until you were elected. Here’s a simple chart to help:
Last 13.5 Years
Presidents Named “George Bush”: Deficits
Presidents Not Named “George Bush”: Surpluses
Damn You, Adam Smith!
The free market could bring woes to Bob Riley’s November hopes
I dunno, somehow I doubt that the stock market/Enron/WorldCom/etc. will really play a big role in the Alabama gubernatorial election.
Make Your Own Kate Capshaw Joke
Chinese kids, adults start Space Camp exploration
So far, they’re all present and accounted for. If you recall, one of the earlier Summer of Abduction™ stories involved a Chinese student who went AWOL while in the country to supposedly visit the Space Camp in Huntsville.
Meanwhile, nice to see that Chinese students know as much about the United States as American ones do about China:
In this first trip to the United States, Sujie and others seemed impressed by America itself.
“Everything is so well-developed and modern,” she said. “I did not think it would be so in a country only 200 years old.”
Apparently she expected us to live in stockades and lack indoor plumbing.
Professor, if DC is too small for a state, how about Puerto Rico? Population roughly four million, and growing; that would make it about the 25th-largest state by population, about the same size as Kentucky. It would have, I think, six congressmen and hence eight electoral votes.
Snakehead extermination approved
Supposedly, the poison plan will be implemented tomorrow. But knowing the snakeheads as I do, I expect they have a call into the governor and are also trying to get a stay from the Supreme Court… The State of Maryland has leased the DCSWF pond for the rest of the year and will presumably give the owner a nice sum. But they haven’t been able to lease two ajoining ponds. Given that these are walking fish…
washingtonpost.com: Commissioner of INS to Resign
Man, the War on Terror just won’t be the same without what’shisname. I mean, he’s done such a great job so far, hasn’t he?