Friday, February 24, 2006

Tenn. Halts Immigrant Driving Certificates

Yahoo News reports from my adpoted home state of Tennessee:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee stopped issuing driving certificates to illegal immigrants Friday after investigations found they were being shuttled from other states, using fake residency papers and sometimes bribing state workers to get the cards.

Safety Commissioner Jerry Nicely said the program was being suspended while his department and state investigators reassess it "to ensure we're doing what's best for Tennesseans."

"This program was a good idea in theory, but there have been issues with implementation," Nicely said.

The certificates, which are stamped "not valid for identification," were meant to improve driving safety by making sure immigrants living in the state knew traffic rules. Recent federal investigations found that illegal immigrants were traveling hundreds of miles from other states to get the certificates illegally.

Well, duh! You think?

Time and time again, states have found out that when you give IDs to illegals, there will be tons of fraud (other than the obvious fraud of giving IDs to illegals). TN was warned before they implemented the program, but it felt good to care.

Now they have yet another failed program...just on the heels of TennCare.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

It's all about the Media

Is there any doubt about the media's obsession with itself?

Vice President Dick Cheney "peppered" a fellow quail hunter with BBs and all the press cares about is why they weren't notified right away.

Some of the lame reporters have even tried to call it a failed coverup. Some have asked if Cheney should resign.

This just further shows how ignorant the beltway press is with the activities of "middle America." Hunting is part of the national heritage. Getting peppered with shot is not an uncommon thing.

To hear the press tell it, Cheney gunned down a man and tried to cover it up.

The witnesses say that the victim violated protocol by joining the group unannounced. When a covey of quail was flushed, Cheney followed a bird and squeezed the trigger. The fellow hunter just happened to be in the path - as much as 30 yards away.

Shotguns have tremendoud muzzle velocity - speed at which shot leaves the barrel. However, the BBs slow down greatly over distance. The result is known as peppering - a shower of shot. The speed was still great enough to pierce the skin, but not nearly enough to be life threatening.

The anti-gun beltway media quickly envisions gang violence and the damage caused by handguns and rifles. They have no thought, no understanding of how guns truly work and they don't care to find out.

They care about themselves - and how they can attempt to start yet another rumor of scandal.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Muslim Outrage?

Muslims are angry. Make that really angry. It seemed someone drew a political cartoon depicting Mohammed as a bomber.

This, you see, is a reason for outrage. Global condemnation. Jihad.

Look at those signs in the AFP photo. They want anyone who "insults" islam to face massacre and extermination. Ahh, the "religion of peace."

However, if a muslim blows up a mosque or marketplace and kills innocent women and silence. No outrage. No global condemnation.

Seems odd to me.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dem Disrespect

The State of the Union speech was last night.

Dems refused to applaud or stand at several key issues
- War on Terror
- NSA wiretapping
- Social Security reform
- Reduction in teen pregnancies and abortions
- Tax cuts
- Patriot Act
- Supreme Court

Whatever. They painted themselves as they really are. They are totally tied to the wacko base. Even at the expense of the country.