Generally speaking kiddies, truth is stranger than fiction.
Uncle Frankie was checking some statistics on his site today and came across an odd search term someone had used to find him:
“jewish signs of the apocalypse”
Not understanding what could possibly be the connection, I decided to run a search on that term myself through Google and was proud to learn that, out of 142,000 results, this contribution was Number Four in Your Hearts.
You know what the difference between Truth and Fiction is kids?
Fiction has to make sense.
I’ve given a lot of thought to this and have even read the actual law online (unlike Barack Obama, Eric Holder or Janet Napolitano) before gracing you all with my opinion on the matter.
The fact is that those of us lucky enough to be American citizens have to identify ourselves, our citizenship, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number and God knows what else on a daily basis here in the land of the free. So why shouldn’t illegal aliens be expected to do the same? Do they have more rights than legal citizens?
I hate Big Brother more than most people. I don’t like having to present my ID to the cops, at the bank, the DMV, the hospital or anywhere else. Screw ’em I say! But what choice do I have? That’s just the way it is and I have to suck it up along with EVERYONE else.
If I don’t want to live in a society with laws I can go build a cabin in Montana someplace and catch up on my reading. And if illegal immigrants don’t want to deal with it they don’t have to stay.
Today’s posting is spurred by an email I received which is quoted in its entirety below.
Consider this. As an ordinary American citizen I must show ID when:
- When pulled over by the Police.
- Making purchases on my credit card.
- When I verify medical insurance for a doctor’s appointment.
- When filling out a credit card or loan application.
- When applying for or renewing a driver’s license.
- When applying for any kind of insurance.
- When filling out college applications.
- When donating blood.
- When obtaining controlled prescription drugs.
- When making some debit purchases, especially if I’m out of state.
- When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.
- When proving I am of legal age to buy booze and cigarettes.
- When voting at the polls.
- When applying for Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid benefits.
- When enlisting in the military.
- When entering a military base.
- When applying for food stamps.
- When applying for disability or economic assistance.
- When cashing a check.
- When entering my place of work.
- When applying for or renewing a passport
I’m sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are nearly every day. Why should people in this country illegally be exempt?
Last but not least, there is nothing in Arizona’s state law which is already not part of Federal law. So why did Arizona write and enact this law? Because the Feds were not enforcing the laws already on their books! Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more of these types of laws being enacted in states across the country.
Posted in Crime and Punishment, Frank's Stuff, Funny, hmmm..., In The News, Law & Government, Mr. Policeman, Political Correctness, Politics, Rated G for Gee, Ain't That Swell?, Zonies and Zonisms
Tagged Arizona, Government, illegal immigration, Law, Politics
Yikes kids! According to this story on the NBC Dallas web site, a box filled with 40-60 human heads was discovered by a suspicious Southwest Airlines employee in Little Rock.
The employee stopped a courier and asked “What’s in the box?” When the courier professed not to know the answer the airline guy opened the box, looked in and got the surprise of his life.
This is definitely a case of You Know You’re Having A Bad Day At Work When…
Posted in Death, Funny, hmmm..., Health Issues, In The News, Nature, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Rated R for Rude, You Can't Fix Stupid
Tagged death, planes trains & automobiles, rated R for Rude, you can't fix stupid
This is pretty spooky. According to this article on cnet news, an IBM supercomputer named Watson will compete against two human opponents on the game show Jeopardy! as soon as this fall.
I’ve been a fan of Jeopardy! since back when Art Fleming was the host, but never thought I’d see this day come. I also “auditioned” for Jeopardy! recently using their online testing and failed miserably.
If this machine can not only come up with the answers, but understand and process human speech, vet through the puns and hints, convert the answer to the form of a question – and click the button – faster than a couple of the best trivia players in the world, we’re all in big trouble.
Posted in Computers, Funny, hmmm..., In The News, Rated G for Gee, Ain't That Swell?, Show Business, Signs of the Apocalypse, Technology, Television, Videos
Tagged computers, ibm, jeopardy, Signs of the Apocalypse, technology
I am familiar with the concept of getting some bush inside a car. Putting a car inside a bush? Not so much.
This solar-powered vehicle is a testament to the fact that some people just have too much time on their hands – and not enough bush in their lives!
BTW: I love the fact that this video has no voice-over or explanation whatsoever. I guess the inventor/videographer figures the whole concept is self-explanatory. Silly me. I don’t get it.
According to this story from the Associated Press, a man was taken to a hospital after being sucked into a machine at a sausage-making company.
Police said the man’s head and shoulders became stuck in the machine after it somehow activated while being cleaned.
OSHA should have a lot of fun with this one.
Whatever your feelings about the legalization of drugs, one fact is clear: The United States’ “War on Drugs” has been an abysmal failure.
According to this story reported by United Press International, since 1970 we’ve spent one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000.00) and lost hundreds of lives in a futile attempt to stem the flow of drugs deemed illegal to their ready, willing and eager customer base in the U.S.
If anything, the problem has grown worse over time. Here’s what U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has to say:
“In the grand scheme, it has not been successful,” Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.”
It’s hard to believe that we never learned the lesson of Prohibition which gave rise to widespread organized crime in the 1920s and 30s. People are going to have their drinks and their drugs. It’s as simple as that. And, right now, the Mexican drug lords make Al Capone look like a pussycat!
My answer: legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. It’s politically inconceivable to think that cocaine or heroin will ever be legalized but they aren’t the big money makers right now, high-grade pot is. As for pharmaceutical drugs – they’re already “regulated” but are probably more popular and available than ever as illegal/recreational substances.
Methamphetamine? Forget about it! That stuff is bad news any way you look at it, would never get legalized and is mostly manufactured domestically anyway.
No, legalizing pot will not answer all of our national drug problems. But it will cost the drug lords a lot of money and will help support a lot of states and municipalities.
Posted in Alcohol & Drugs, Crime and Punishment, Funny, hmmm..., In The News, Law & Government, Nature, Politics, Rated PG for Potentially Godless
Tagged Government, illegal drugs, marijuana, methamphetamine, Mexican drug lords, police, war on drugs