Friday, June 29, 2007

Yay me!

(Via Kim du Toit)

My blog is rated "R" because I've had the temerity to use the words
  • gun (13x)
  • shoot (8x)
  • porn (2x)
  • dead (1x)
on the current week's version. I wonder what I have to do to get the coveted "X" rating?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Down in flames!

(Via The Drudge Report)

And deservedly so.

The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

It seems that our senators finally got the message that "We, the People" don't want amnesty--we want our borders secured. As Sen. Elizabeth Dole (from my home state of NC, I want to note) said, Americans don't have any confidence that this bill will significantly tighten our borders. "It's not just promises but proof that the American people want." Ma'am, you said it.

We've had years and years of promises, and years and years of illegal aliens flooding over our borders, especially the one with Mexico. Here at The Freehold, we are sick and tired of it. We're also sick and tired of the political pandering that comes from not only the Left but from the Center on this subject.

Now here's an offer to the politicos of all persuasions. Fix the borders--lock 'em down. Start making things unfriendly for the illegals--no more free rides on our tax dollars, no more birthright citizenship to their children, no more "wink, wink; nudge, nudge". Do that, and show us that it will be maintained, and then we can talk about things like guest worker programs.

But until you do those things, STFU. You've lost.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Circle July 6 on your calendar

By now, you probably know that Jericho, the CBS show chronicling what happens in a small Kansas town after a nuclear terrorist attack, has been given a reprieve. I didn't note it here, because by the time I did so it was going to be long out of date, and I figured you'd seen it elsewhere.

But I will note that Jericho returns on July 6. The first show on that date is a repeat to get us back in the groove and, I suspect, gauge the potential ratings of the new episodes. New shows start July 13 at 8PM EDT, with an hour-long recap followed by a new episode.

Now I know the show has been criticized for starting off slow and having less-than-stellar writing. However it's still better, IMHO, than most of the dreck on the idiot box, and I think it deserves our support. If nothing else, it's gotten some new people to think about the unthinkable, and that's got to be a good thing for us all.

The high cost of cheap goods

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Federal safety officials have ordered a tiny tire importer to recall as many as 450,000 tires that it bought from a Chinese manufacturer and sold to U.S. distributors.

Funny how everyone wanted to buy "cheap, high quality" Chinese goods and save a few bucks. Funny how we've shipped factory after factory, job after job, to China so we could do it. Funny how so many of my neighbors and acquaintances here who used to work in industries like furniture and textiles no longer can.

No so funny how it's turning out, huh?

And if you do think this is funny, just wait until the counterfeit/substandard prescription drugs start turning up. That ought to be a real laugh riot.