The fate of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been on my mind for several days now, and I may have finally come up with a solution to the problem. Sgt. Tahmooressi had recently moved to Southern California from Florida when, on April first, he accidentally missed a turnoff on the highway and drove right into Mexico - missing a turnoff being something that most of us have done at one time or another. Unfortunately he had a couple of guns in his truck – guns he had a legal right to have according to American law, but not according to Mexican law. Realizing his mistake, he was honest and immediately reported this fact, adding that he had not intended to enter Mexico at all. Rather than direct him back over the border, some Mexican official had him arrested and incarcerated, and he has suffered quite enough at this point. Even CNN has played a video about his case.
Clearly, we cannot exchange Tahmooressi for a dangerous Taliban who has been held in our prison in Guantanamo – President Obama might want another photo op and need to use one or more of them to bring back some other angry, stupid, American-passport owning fool who hates this country. But we do have another bargaining chip and I urge the Governors of Texas and other states along the border (are you listening, Jan Brewer?) to use it because clearly it doesn’t interest Obama.
In 2011, approximately 6,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border. Most of these illegal immigrants are now children although in fact a high percentage are in their teens and include drug dealers, rapists, and other criminal elements and not a few bring contagious diseases with them. This year, another 60,000 illegal immigrants are expected, and an even greater number in 2015. Most of them are from Central America, not Mexico, and just in case you are unaware of Mexican immigration laws – well, they are a lot tougher than American ones, and the Mexicans do not want Central Americans in their country.
Therefore, I urge the governors of American border states, especially the Governor of Texas, to offer to deport these Central Americans to Mexico unless Sgt. Tahmooressi is returned to the USA. When he is returned, then we (this state or states) can turn over the Central Americans to Mexico anyway, or to their countries of origin. Some will say this will angry Mexico or the Central American countries – but wasn’t it Mexico that allowed them to cross their country? As to the Central American countries, well borders need to be protected on both sides and they obviously are not doing so.
If my solution is enacted, the Mexicans will be rid of Sgt. Tahmooressi, and if we send them directly back to their own countries, it is a big win for Mexico. If we deport these illegals over the border into Mexico, we will have transported our problem to Mexico. In addition, this should serve as a great disincentive to all those in Central America who would even think about coming here. This won’t be to the liking of King Barack but who cares? certainly not any patriotic American. This will be good for America, and a win is what every country wants, or should want.
I'm not a big football fan,(I do watch some games with hubby and watch the Tennessee Titans) but the uproar over the replacement referees and their apparent large number of bad calls seems to be all over the news. It appears that at least one replacement crew previously officiated for the Lingerie League, but were so bad they were fired. The Lingerie League folks.
"Due to several on-field occurrences of incompetent officiating, we
chose to part ways with a crew which apparently is now officiating in
the NFL," Lingerie League commissioner Mitch Mortaza said in a
statement. "We have a lot of respect for our officials, but we felt the
officiating was not in line with our expectations.”
Mortaza, a lifelong Washington Redskins fan, said the poor
officiating is compromising the integrity of the league and if he were
the NFL commissioner he’d hold a meeting with the owners to bring the
union officials back into action.
"There are just too many instances where their incompetence has been on display," he said. "Someone’s going to get hurt."
At the same time, several lawmakers were chiming in, notably
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan,
who both hail from the home state of the Green Bay Packers, who lost
Monday night on a disputed, last-second call. (Fox News)
What's the big deal? What is keeping the official referees off the field? Why are they striking?
The NFL employs 121 full-time referees, who reportedly make an
average of $149,000 a year for their Sunday afternoon services. Most
have other full-time jobs. The two main stumbling blocks in the labor
dispute are retirement benefits and the NFL team owners' desire to
impose new accountability standards on the referees.
On the retirement issue, refs currently have a guaranteed pension
that the owners would like to convert to a market-vulnerable 401(k)
plan. The owners are seeking new accountability by gaining the ability
to pull poorly-performing refs and replace them from what would be a new
pool of backup referees. Although this would expand the number of
referee jobs, the officials are against it.
The NFL situation was the headline on Dudge this morning:
Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for massacring 77 people last July, said he spent "lots of time" playing Modern Warfare, a first-person shooting game, and also took an entire year off to play World of Warcraft, a multi-player role-playing game with more than 10 million subscribers, preparing for his attacks. (Yahoo News, hat tip R.J. Godlewski)
The Tennessee Titans are on a roll, having a great year, today beating the dog-killer Michael Vick's team the Eagles. I don't care who Vick plays for, I will never support that team. Go Titans!
While I'm on the subject of football, I think some of the new rules are just plain silly. I'm not a big fan, I'll watch the Colts and Titans, that's about it.
I remember a time when I loved watching the end zone celebrations. You remember the chicken dance? The leage sold tapes of the end zone dances for profit. Not a player gets fined for celebrating doing a good job and scoring points. What?
Just like everything else these days, the powers that be in football are changing the rulels, taking out all the fun and excitement.
Oh yes, may Michael Vick meet the same demise in Hell that he gave his dogs.
The voice mails and MySpace messages -- as well as three raunchy pictures of a man's genitals -- were posted in a cringe-inducing two-minute video on the sports blog Dead spin.com.
The string of missives and voice mails was purportedly an attempt by the married grandfather to charm buxom brunette beauty Jennifer Sterger, who is currently a co- host of "The Daily Line," a nightly sports roundup that airs on cable's Versus network. [big snip]
... Sterger allegedly told Deadspin in August that she didn't want her name attached to the tawdry tale and that Favre wasn't her type. "I don't roll that way. That way meaning old . . . or married," according to an e-mail the blog reprinted. (continue at New York Post)
This is just creepy, high one the "ewwwaahhh" factor, and probably a shock to all his fans that believe he is a faithful husband and father who was so supportive of his wife when she was suffering from breast cancer recently.
It is also interesting how much Jennifer Sterger looks like a younger Deanna Favre, Brett Favre's wife. If these allegations are true, shame of Brett Favre. If not, I hope this is cleared up quickly and the guilty prosecuted.
Whether true or false, all parties have been hurt but most of all Deanna Favre. She doesn't deserve this.
I declared myself a much needed news blackout starting early yesterday morning through this moment on Sunday. No news, no Internet, no TV, no nothing. What a nice respite from the continuous bombardment of bad news from this administration. One thing that did happen and must be noted is the beginning of Pre-Season Football. Arrrrgh. I'm not a football fan at
all, but I will follow the Tennessee Titans and the Colts with Peyton Manning.
The Titans played the Seattle Seahawks last night and as you can see from the picture, they are continuing with their pale blue wimpy uniforms. They should have learned their lesson last year and revamped their uniforms to something much tougher looking.
I could be wrong, or not: "The Tennessee Titans are led by head coach Jeff Fisher who had a record
of 8-8 last NFL season. The Tennessee Titans are currently favored at
28/1 betting odds to win Super Bowl XLV."
The Seahawks looked mean in last night's game. No wimpy uniforms there.
Ok, I know this is silly, so all you real football fans feel free to post what you think about the new season. Who are your likes, and dislikes. You do you think has a chance at the Super Bowl and why?
What teams sucked last year and will continue to suck this year, in your opinion?
Oh, the Titans lost to the Seahawks, 20 - 18. Yes it's just pre-season and they are working out the kinks. Hopefully they will do better when the games really count.
A House subcommittee
approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to
switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion ...
The bill, which faces steep odds, would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game as a national championship unless it results from a playoff. The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible "no," from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.
all due respect, I really think we have more important things to spend
our time on," Barrow said before the vote, although he stressed he
didn't like the current Bowl Championship Series, either. (continue reading at AP, hat tip R.J. Godlewski)
Most sports fans I know want this change to a playoff system in college football, but is this really the business of congress, and don't they have more important things to do?
They don't seem to have time to investigate the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist massacre by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, oh no. But they do find time to investigate the White House party crashers.
They don't have time to investigate the climate-gate hoax, which will cost this country and individual citizens money we do not have for something that does not exist. No no no time for a world-wide scam.
So good to know they have their priorities in order.
Congress is no better than Tiger Woods. Seems his sponsors are getting fed up with his arrogance and immorality just like American voters are getting fed up with politicians getting fat off the working people and failing to listen to our wishes.
It's not enough that the courts are now allowing Katrina victims to sue blaming global warming for their loses, now we have a few more moments of insanity. Sen. Orin Hatchwants a Department of Justice investigation into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in college football, stating that a "strong case" can be made that the BCS violates antitrust laws; that the system "has been designed to limit the number of teams from non-privileged conferences that will play in BCS games."
Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for "tighter restrictions" and a nationwide “awareness” program of sales of hydrogen peroxide, a
chemical widely used in over-the-counter hair dye formulas but also
used by terrorists to make explosives, a homemade liquid bomb called TATP. The same could be said for almost anything out there -- terrorists are resourceful and common household items can be used for good or for bombs. Shall we put tighter restrictions on them all? Will granny's hairdresser need to show ID in order to cover granny's gray hair?
Having a play off like professional football is something the Grouch has wanted for some time and is probably the only thing he and Obama agree on. But a DOJ investigation and bringing congress into the mix. Is this really what we elected our politicians for???
Sen. Orin Hatch asked the president to launch a Justice Department investigation into the way the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) — a complex system of computer rankings and polls that often draws criticism — crowns its national champion.
President, as you have publicly stated on multiple occasions, the BCS
system is in dire need of reform," Hatch, R-Utah, wrote in a 10-page
letter, obtained by The Associated Press.
Hatch's letter comes a few days after the BCS released its first standings of the year. And on Monday, a group of college football fans
launched the Playoff PAC, with the hope of electing more lawmakers who
will pressure the BCS to switch to a playoff system. Several lawmakers
have introduced bills this year aimed at forcing a playoff system, but
none of the bills has moved. (more)
The Tennessee Titans football team are 4 and 0 after defeating the Vikings today. How is YOUR team doing?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are off to a perfect —
and historic — start. Rookie Chris Johnson scored two touchdowns and
the defense forced four turnovers that the Titans turned into 21 points
as Tennessee beat the Minnesota Vikings 30-17 Sunday. The Titans
improved to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.
dating back to their AFL start in Houston as the Oilers had this team
started a season by winning more than three straight. But in their 10th
season as the relocated Titans, they also have won an NFL-best seven
straight regular-season games and had the crowd chanting "4-and-0" as
the final seconds ticked off. (continue reading)
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