Friday, June 15, 2007

BlogPower Awards

Round-up of winners from the 1st anual BlogPower awards:
Best brit-blog: An Englishman's Castle
Best NA blog: Jon Swift (thanks for the votes for me and I'm disappointed not more people voted for Ruthie, she should have beat me and Jon imo)
Best blog or column outside the UK or US:
Sicily Scene
Best Fisker:
Mr Eugenides
Best Ranter:
Devil's Kitchen (make good soup too)
Best Political blog or column:
Bel is thinking
Best BlogPower Blog:
As a dodo (i didn't even get in)
Best Layout and Style:
Honeysmack (nsfw, but a good site)
Best Blog Name:
Shades of Grey
Best Little Blogger:
Sicily Scene (under 100 visists daily) [repeat winner]
Most Articulate Wordsmith:
Chipendale (for a small fee, he'll dance too)
Most Under-rated blog or column:
The Last Ditch
Most Over-rated blog or column:
Guido Fawkes (deserved award) heh
Most Politically Incorrect blog or column:
Theo Spark (should have won best 'layout' :)
Most Sadly Missed blog/column:
Cassilis/Liam Murray (missed them the first time...shouldn't they have had to run seperate?)
Most Consistently Entertaining blog or column:
Bryan Appleyard
Prettiest or Tastiest (food) blog or column:
Sicily Scene (hat-trick)
Award for Services to blogging:
James Higham (still waiting on my check)
Best Post of All Time:
Captain Smack Special Edition (should have been 'best post of last year')
Most Unintenional Humerous Post: UK News and Politics Immigrants (this category should have been scrapped, people voted for who they wanted to win, regardless of humor [intentional or not] of said post)

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Please kill this bill


Bush accelerates border security funds

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
7 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for $4.4 billion in accelerated funding for "securing our borders and enforcing our laws at the work site" Thursday, as his administration and key senators struggled to revive controversial immigration legislation.

"We're going to show the American people that the promises in this bill will be kept," Bush said, two days after launching a personal rescue mission.

The measure's most controversial feature envisions eventual citizenship for many of the estimated 12 million immigrants now in the country unlawfully. At the same time, it calls for greater border security and a crackdown on the hiring of illegal employees.

Bush made his remarks a few blocks from the Capitol, where the bill's supporters said they were closing in on a tentative agreement that could clear the way for the measure's revival within two weeks. (link)

Do W and the Democrats think that this will make the bill more palatable to the people? Why is it that we need 'emergency-type' funding to do what they SHOULD BE DOING ALREADY? Enforcing the border and the immigration laws have nothing to do with a NEW amnesty try. The laws are already on the books, it's almost like the anti-gun crowd has a hold of this one. If you simply write more laws, the problems will go away (ala gun laws) instead of enforcing the laws you have.

Some Senators are still skeptical (hopefully at least 41) enough that this won't push them over (they rightly ask why the spending is tied to this bad bill and not seperate), and the Democrats definitely want this bill passed before election season is truly in. With luck we can stall or kill this until a new president is sworn in. We know Fred won't sign this bill and probably not Rudy or maybe even Hillary (Obama would).

I just wonder why it is so hard for the pro-illegals to figure out why we are so adamant about enforcing the LAW... but might as well ask why they are tolerant of everything (that agrees with them) and have a love for Islam.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

Monday, June 11, 2007

Iraq & Immigration


Iraq Study officials question March goal

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer

17 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of the Iraq Study Group said Monday they were unsure whether the panel's goal of pulling combat troops out of Iraq by March 2008 remains valid.

The blue-ribbon panel's five Republican and five Democratic members concluded six months ago that most combat troops could be out of Iraq by the 2008 date if certain steps were taken. They said a smaller contingent could be left behind to train Iraqi security forces and conduct other narrowly defined missions.

The report received a tepid response by the White House and Congress until recently, as administration officials contemplate their next step in Iraq and congressional Republicans look for a solution to end the politically unpopular war.

Addressing a National Press Club luncheon, James Baker and Lee Hamilton said they believed the group's findings were still meaningful.

But the 2008 date "would, of course, be something different, in my view at least, because we were talking that date when we came with the report in December of 2006. This is now June of 2007," said Baker, secretary of state during the first Bush administration and Republican co-chairman of the group.(link)

Pretty much a non-story here, the ISG admit that times have changed, bla bla bla. Interesting quote though
"One thing I do know and believe very affirmatively, and that is if Iraq was not the center of the war on terror before we went in there, it certainly is now," Baker said.
Makes you wonder why the ISG and the left would be wanting to leave so fast if they truly believe this? (yes I realize Baker is a Republican in name, but not in action).

Bush immigration bill push tests clout

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - President Bush is putting his influence within his own party to the test Tuesday as he pleads personally with skeptical Senate Republicans to resurrect his immigration bill. Despite his confident tone Monday about the measure's fate, Bush is facing a hostile audience that has shown little appetite for following his lead on the contentious issue.


Still, weakened by his sagging poll numbers and a sense within GOP ranks that the president has lost touch with his core supporters on immigration, Bush may well lack the clout he would need to persuade Republicans to back the measure, say lawmakers and strategists.(link)

Read that last paragraph well, seems that the A(w/t)P thinks the immigration bill is having problems because W has low poll numbers. Instead of looking at the fact the bill is having problems because NO ONE wants that bill, telling.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts


Georgia Judge Voids 10-Year Sentence in Consensual Teen Sex Case

ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

"I just feel like a miracle happened," Genarlow Wilson's mother, Juannessa Bennett, said Monday.

The state attorney general said he'd appeal. (link)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Vote for President

President Poll
Who would you vote for in the Presidential Election?

Fred Thompson
Hillary Clinton
Rudy Guiliani
Barak Obama
John McCain
John Edwards
Ron Paul
Mitt Romney

view results

heh sorry guys, I totally left Mitt Romney off the poll :( I'll put up a new one later, but for now, I'm changing 'other' to Mitt.