Saturday, November 19, 2005
How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?
ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF!
Friday, November 18, 2005
A couple, both native born Tennesseans, had 9 children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed".
The doctor asked them why, after 9 children, would you choose to do this-----now.
The husband replied that they had read a recent article that 1 out of Every 10 children being born in North America was Mexican and they didn't want a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish.
Please distribute widely and thank you for helping to make this change.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
"Let me put this bluntly. On no issue have a Republican administration and a Republican House and Senate more blatantly or more cynically sold out the conservative movement and our country than on immigration. Their inaction on this issue -- or worse, actions that would make the problem even worse, like the administration's proposed amnesty for illegals -- are a scandal and a disgrace. Conservatives should be hopping mad about it, mad enough to tell Republicans that they will not have our votes unless they change. I would rather stay home on Election Day than vote for someone who believes in open borders."
- Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation
The tax issue could be solved if we could ever get the Fair Tax passed. It wouldn't solve the immigration problem, but illegal immigrants would pay taxes just like you and me and relieve you and me of some of the tax burden of millions of illegal immigrants, be they Mexican, Canadian, from Central or South America or from another country altogether entering through either Mexico or Canada.
To me, it's sort of like people walking through your house. It doesn't matter if they aren't there to blow your house up, murder your family, or clean your house. If they aren't invited, they are in your house illegally, no matter what the reason.
I honestly don't believe it's asking too much to require people who want to live in this country, or at least earn a living here, to obey our laws by first entering legally and then pay taxes.
Unlike Mr. Weyrich suggests, I won't sit home on Election Day. I propose that you support the candidate who best represents your views. If that's a candidate from another party, then so be it. Only if no candidate represents your values, your morals, your ethics, then maybe you should consider staying home.
Forward to all your friends, including me. And don't tell me you're too busy for this. Don't you know the phrase "stop and smell the flowers"?
Happiness keeps You Sweet
Today is "online buddy day " . Send this to your online friends - even me , if I'm one of them - and see how many you get today
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I seem to be the only person I know who's called. That might be because I work with so many certified officers and they are automatically relieved of serving.
I should have substituted my Chihuahua Wyatt's picture for this one, I thought about it. I should have done it. Well, durn it! I might not substitute it (the one above is a cutie, after all), but I can add Wyatt's picture for my own amusment. It's my blog, after all. I can do anything I want!
Is this a face to light up a room or what? Who needs a light bulb with him around??
Monday, November 14, 2005
If you have not already done so, I need you to send an urgent message to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that you oppose any new federal standards that would significantly increase the cost of your state-issued drivers’ license and jeopardize your personal privacy.
As I told you earlier this month, under the Real ID Act, which Congress passed without any debate in May, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with developing new federal standards for drivers’ licenses, purportedly to combat terrorism and illegal immigration. One option under consideration is requiring drivers’ licenses to contain an embedded computer chip, called a radio frequency identification or RFID chip, with the capacity for carrying detailed personal information.
Currently, 49 states use either magnetic stripes or two-dimensional technology on drivers’ licenses.
Most states are making secure cards at a reasonable cost and have had minimal identity theft problems. If DHS opts to require RFID chips, more than 196 million American drivers will be forced to carry a license that has the memory to store every personal detail, including health records, family history, and bank and credit card transactions. What’s more, the information on RFID chips can be remotely accessed by unauthorized persons, making citizens more vulnerable to identity theft and government snooping. As if the threat to privacy weren't bad enough, requiring RFID chips would cost states $17.4 billion, pushing the cost of a drivers’ license from $10-$25 today to at least $90! More than 3,000 CAGW members have already contacted Secretary Chertoff, but we would like to generate at least 5,000 messages to him. Please tell the Secretary that you don’t want an RFID chip in your drivers’ license today!
If DHS opts to require RFID chips, more than 196 million American drivers will be forced to carry a license that has the memory to store every personal detail, including health records, family history, and bank and credit card transactions. What’s more, the information on RFID chips can be remotely accessed by unauthorized persons, making citizens more vulnerable to identity theft and government snooping.
As if the threat to privacy weren't bad enough, requiring RFID chips would cost states $17.4 billion, pushing the cost of a drivers’ license from $10-$25 today to at least $90!
More than 3,000 CAGW members have already contacted Secretary Chertoff, but we would like to generate at least 5,000 messages to him. Please tell the Secretary that you don’t want an RFID chip in your drivers’ license today!
Sincerely,Thomas A. Schatz
Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation's largest taxpayer watchdog group with over one million members and supporters nationwide. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government. For more information about CAGW, visit our website at www.cagw.org. Help CAGW wage this battle to protect your personal privacy and your pocketbook by making a tax-deductible contribution today. To send a strong message to Secretary Chertoff, we need as many Americans as possible to contact him.
I'm not sure that Homeland Security needs to re-invent something that already works for 49 states. It seems to me that they are doing something right and the government should work with the one state that doesn't have the security measures the other 49 do. Perhaps that 50th state has something even better? I don't know. I just think there is altogether too much government interference as it it. Why fix something that ain't broke?
I actually think the chip including health information could be a good idea. People who currently wear medical alert jewelry could also have the information embedded in their driver's license. Or for people who have conditions that may not warrant medical alert jewelry. But it should be the choice of the person involve to have such information available for medical emergencies. Then, there is the thought that if I have need of such help, it could be a waste of precious time to find my DL and put it through a reader to find out what health information it might contain.
For a moment I also thought it would help to identlfy people in the event of an accident or untimely death. But it seems to me that most people involved in accidents or untimely deaths usually have identification of some sort on them, and the health information might not be of use - especially if they are already dead. Many of those who are murdered and found as "john" or "Jane" Doe's, have no identification because the murderer wants it that way, so the information in a DL wouldn't do any good.
I see no reason to include bank information in a DL. And I think the cost, if accurately stated above, would be prohibitve to some people. I don't see where an RFID chip would prevent terrorists from obtaining a DL with a RFID chip in it. I'm sure that if the September 11th hijackers had such ID, it would show nothing out of the ordinary.
No, I see nothing about an RFID chip that would be an improvement on what 49 states currently offer.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
The Warwick Township Police Department is searching for Kara Beth Borden, white female age 14, 5'1", 100lbs., brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt with "Pillar" across the front , blue jeans and black sneakers. She was last seen at 8:00 Am on Sunday, 11/13/05 at 15 Royal Drive, Warwick Township, Lancaster County. She was reported abducted at gun point, after the murder of her parents, by David G. Ludwig, white male, age 18, brown hair and eyes.
This has been an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Warwick Township Police Department, Lancaster County.
Affected Counties: Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Perry, Juniata, York, Cumberland, Adams, Huntington, Mifflin, Snyder, Northumberland, Franklin, Berks, Chester.
No photo available at this time. I'll post one when it becomes available.
Well, to this blog anyway. Two years ago today, I started blogging. I needed an outlet for my rantings and ravings and I found it here.
Come on in and join the party! Have a piece of cake, a drink, and enjoy! The band will be in later. Gifts are optional, but much appreciated and may be left on the table next to the door. I especially like anything in green with pictures of dead presidents on it. Enjoy the party and have fun!