A Message to a Friend on Immigration and Dreamers

May 27, 2014

A while ago, in a response to a video I posted, you asked me about “dreamers” and I forgot to responds to you with my opinion. I am sorry. you deserve an answer and here it is.
It is a shame that we cannot enforce our existing laws to prevent situation like that from happing. Young children and their parents should never be allowed to stay here without coming in the proper way. Because we failed to enforce existing law; that girl in the video, like many others, grows up in America, feels she is American, and more or less acts as American. For children in this situation, who are now adults; we should give them the opportunity to stay and be legal Americans.

In this country we don’t make people responsible for their family’s decisions. People should be treated as individuals. As for her family members who knowingly came here illegally and any minors involved; they should be sent to where the came. We should start to enforce our borders and laws to keep this kind of situation from happening. We also should be looking at our existing immigration laws and seeing what can be done to improve them so that our needs as a country can be fulfilled in lawful ways.

I also want to express that I do not support blanket amnesty. I am willing to make exceptions for some in situations where individuals were brought here under someone else’s will and are now adults. There was a time not much more than a year ago when I did reluctantly support amnesty as a bargaining tool for decisive changes in immigration. The Boston Bombing changed that for me. The idea that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could come here and become a citizen with out getting flagged by any of his contacts made me question what amnesty could do to us. I get that it’s a different kind of situation but if we just make everyone here illegally, free to stay and be a citizen; who in that group of 11-20 million people want to do harm to this nation?

Immigration Reform

July 16, 2010

I haven’t played any of my Political Cards down in attack mode in quite some time, but tonight, I am doing just that. With the new vigor of those Democrats and Republicans on the Hill that have nothing left to lose and nothing left of value to give, a web of bills giving the government all sorts of new magical powers is being woven around the American People. This plan to expand the girth of government is being set to afterburner because the well needed¬† Change that is often promised in Washington but never fulfilled has never seemed as possible as it does now. Alas, my hardened pessimistic eyes look at things like the Arizona Republican senate race between the man no one wants, McCain, and the man everyone else doesn’t want Hayworth, and I see two people who are far too right-wing for the progressives that claim to be liberal and are far too left-wing to bring about the policies to bring about the future restoration of America.

But let me not be distracted. The reason that I started this blog was to say a very simple collection of things. Wide sweeping reforms of all sorts are headed our way. A so-called financial reform was passed today, and soon we will see a so-called immigration reform make it through the House and Senate. I wanted to talk about immigration tonight. This is how we fix immigration.

1: End the Anchor Baby program.

2: Streamline the process of legal immigration and citizenship.

3: Follow existing laws.

This would include our government knowing who is in our country, preventing criminals from entering our country, insuring businesses follow proper hiring practices, and making sure when an immigrant’s time is up, they leave.

I would have all of those implemented at the same time. I’m going to to bed.

New Year, Make a blog better, and some Nintendo love.

January 3, 2010

I have not supported this blog as well as I would have liked. I haven’t posted many pictures, I haven’t posted anything in a very long time. I have a few things that I have been working on that by now are old news but I will finish them up with my new free time now that the Christmas season is coming to a close. It’s still not yet over, due to the amount of kiddies coming into work to spend gift cards and Christmas money on video game.

Speaking of games I cannot wait to see what Decembers sales numbers are. My co-worker Chris Buck was telling a customer that he thought that Nintendo has been not making enough New Super Mario Bros. Wii on purpose, just to drive up interest in the game, “like what they did with the system, Mario Kart, Wii Fit,” he said.¬† I have never thought that Nintendo was purposely under making games to drive interest. If you look at the interest in things like the Wii system, Mario Kart, Wii Fit, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii pre-release, you’ll see other than a small majority of gamers there wasn’t that much attention given to these games. But after release large amounts of non-traditional gamers flocked to stores to buy these games after seeing commercials or playing it at a friend’s house. Also due the state of the damn Bush economy Nintendo has been playing safe. In an environment where the next day could very well bring about the next Great Depression Nintendo is doing what they do best, surviving. They have done very well in the past with the NES and Super NES, but with out there brilliant business model their Company would have been devastated during their dry periods of the N64 and Gamecube. The company is known for being very conservative and it’s that conservatism that allowed them to still make money even when only the diehard Nintendo fans were buying their systems and games.

Once those sales numbers come out I’m sure I’ll see that Nintendo is at the top of both the system and game sales.

A New Kind of Slavery

July 16, 2009

I have made the argument that the government’s power grabs at Health Insurance, Energy, Auto Manufacturing and Banking, equate to a form of modern slavery akin to that of books like 1984. This view point outrages some. People tell me that I am a horrible person to say that a so called Health Care Reform is like slavery and that it devalues the struggles and sacrifices of black Americans.
Slavery records can be traced back to thousands of years before the existence of the United States of America. Slavery was never limited to one group of people and has been a part of nearly all human history. Slavery in America is deep disgrace of our history but our strides to bring freedom to everyone is falling is a new kind of slavery.
Where Africans were forced into a physical slavery in America their minds remained free. That can be seen in the freedom songs that kept up the morale of blacks in despairing times.
The slavery of our time is more subtle than the slavery of the past. We are looking at an incoming slavery of minds and hearts. There are so many people that cannot think for themselves and are standing by while others rush in a modern form of slavery. I fear more everyday that my voice will be drowned out by mindless moaning of political zombies and the idiocy of the Democrats and Republicans. Or will more wake up, rise and resound with my voice and those of reason?

The Metro Link Stimuli

May 16, 2009

I didn’t want the American Recovery and Reinvestment act to pass but it did. I also understand some of the efforts of governors to change the diameters of the stimulus money. Some governors quickly said that they would not accept the money, and while that sounds nice and fluffy; what’s done is done. Rather than rejecting the money set aside set for the states, I like attempts to redirect the money to things that will help the state. Some governors wanted to use the money to pay off the state debt; great idea. Every state should have at least a balanced budget, if not have extra money somewhere in case of emergency, just as individuals.
Being out in the suburbs of Saint Louis I would like to see the stimulus money the expansion of Metro Link. I hate suburbs because they are not economical, they are not environmental and far to often they are not attractive. I do like New Town at Saint Charles but it has one major problem; as beautiful as it is, you still have to go some where else to get most goods and services. To do that you still need a automobile.
The Metro Link is sad, having only now two lines and not one of them crossing into Saint Charles County. If you live in Missouri but out side of the Saint Louis Metropolitan area you might not understand the importance of Metro Link expansion. It will help with traffic which is a battle that can’t seem to get a edge here. New and better roads are made only after there is a problem and by the time they are done, there is a new problem. This traffic wastes people’s time, it wastes energy, puts more ware on the existing roads, which annually costs the state money to repair and replace. In expanding the Metro Link, there will be less vehicles on the road, less energy used, and money saved buy the people; as well as, the state. That saved money could later be used across the state.
The building of the new lines would temporarily bring new jobs to the area and would expand the reach of local businesses to a much wider populace. Having a line through Saint Charles would mean that I could practically walk to the city, or maybe I could walk to work.
I do understand that people like my racist democrat grandparents have blocked the bills to expand the Metro Link into Saint Charles, but as more people from the Saint Louis move into Saint Charles, and the expansion is promoted as a “green” endeavor, this may get done in my life time.
I am a for decreasing our footprint on Earth, I do not agree with most of the Green Movement, but I will co-opt it with my want of a economically and environmentally sound society.

End Abruptly: to play Rock Band 2 Wii.