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Friday Music Blogging: Calexico.

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Calexico. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This is Arizona put to music. Tucson band Calexico, joined by Mariachi Luz de Luna, performing at the historic Barbican Theatre in London. The song “Crystal Frontier” focuses on our peculiar life in this border state. (Note the nice Specials cover towards the end of the video). Praise us or bash us, but we love • Read More »

Once was enough

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Once was enough | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Thirty-five years ago today.  Keep in mind, this was the best-case scenario for the U.S. presence in Iraq, at least according to our current President.  More …

La Oleada

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on La Oleada | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona’s new immigration law has been divisive, to say the least (and to say the most, quasi-unconstitutional). It’s united Karl Rove and Shakira (sorry for that visual) and it’s brought the overwrought call for a boycott of everything Arizona-related. And it didn’t have to happen.  First, a look back on what effective policing looks like. • Read More »

The Change I Needed

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Change I Needed | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ok, I’m on board with the new immigration law now.  One change to the bill strengthens restrictions against using race or ethnicity as the basis for questioning and inserts those same restrictions in other parts of the law. Changes to the bill language will actually remove the word “solely” from the sentence, “The attorney general • Read More »

Well, I hate to say I told you so, but…

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Well, I hate to say I told you so, but… | Filed in: Uncategorized.

.. I told you so.  A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday. Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within • Read More »

Phil Gordon wins “Creepiest Mayor Ever” contest.

April 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Phil Gordon wins “Creepiest Mayor Ever” contest. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

KFYI’s Jim Sharpe shares a snapshot of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon getting ready to consume the soul of Shakira. Perhaps S.B. 1070 wasn’t created to eject illegal immigrants, but to protect them from Phil. Also creepy? Beard dude. What are you looking at, chief? More …

Ditat Deus.

April 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ditat Deus. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

When Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s controversial new illegal immigration bill, I had mixed feelings. Like my co-bloggers, I completely support the end, but disagree with some of the means.  I don’t want police singling out Hispanic citizens — some of whose families have lived in the state for more than a century. Obviously, many • Read More »

Reason-ably suspicious

April 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Reason-ably suspicious | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Reason Magazine expresses some doubts about who will be affected by Arizona’s new immigration law, and who won’t be. Since most of the state’s illegal immigrants are Latinos, the natural impulse of police may be to interrogate every Latino with whom they cross paths. Critics complain that approach would be racist. It would probably be • Read More »

Ummmn, no.

April 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ummmn, no. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This just popped up as a banner ad on the right side on our site.  “Not affiliated with any candidate or candidate’s committee” ? In the words of Konrad Seigfreid, I find zat hard to believe. More …

The Governator

April 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Governator | Filed in: Uncategorized.

No, not Ahnuld. Texas governor Rick “Deadeye” Perry.  Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin.  Nice shootin’, there, Tex! More …

A National ID Card! Callooh! Callay!’

April 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on A National ID Card! Callooh! Callay!’ | Filed in: Uncategorized.

So, so sum up. A National Health Care ID card that you’re required by Obamacare to have with you at all times?  Bad.  A regional ID card required by anti-illegal immigration legislation to have with you at all times?  Well, ok then.  No, I don’t get that either.  More …

Quote of the Day, 4/26 Edition

April 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 4/26 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“The key to understanding the American system is to imagine that you have the power to make nearly any law you want. But your worst enemy will be the one to enforce it.” – Author Rick Cook  Via Smallest Minority More …

I agree

April 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on I agree | Filed in: Uncategorized.

With this:  … even though we are taking a stance against Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce’s law, we are ultimately holding President Obama accountable.  … Hispanics are more aligned with Republican values because of our social conservative values and our belief in the Creator; and if Hispanics want to make a real change to help • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Throne of Blood

April 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Throne of Blood | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Like I said, I’m a huge Kurosawa fan, and he does a great job of picking up The Scottish Play (that would be “MacBeth“) and plopping it down in the midst of feudal Japan.  More …

Now THIS is a political ad.

April 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Now THIS is a political ad. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Go to remembernovember.com for the high-def version. More …

De tal palo, tal astilla *

April 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on De tal palo, tal astilla * | Filed in: Uncategorized.

* literally, “a stick from the same branch”, it translates as “a chip off the ol’ block”  Geraghty notes that an awful lot of Democrats put themselves out on a limb for Obama’s health care plans, and that limb is looking mighty shaky.  In short, just about every vulnerable House Democrat justified their vote by • Read More »

Ten years ago today

April 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ten years ago today | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Elian Gonzalez was taken back to Cuba by armed agents of the Federal Government.  “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! (Unless it’s politically expedite to give • Read More »

We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward

April 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward | Filed in: Uncategorized.

” … and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom. “ – Kang, Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VII  This is an hour away from where I grew up.  No one who grew up with such beauty can ever take the Earth lightly. I want my boys to have such things to pass on to their children, • Read More »

In honor of Earth Day…

April 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on In honor of Earth Day… | Filed in: Uncategorized.

…I would like to present the most politically incorrect company logo in advertising history. Thank you Sherwin-Williams Paints for keeping it real. More …

And he outta know

April 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on And he outta know | Filed in: Uncategorized.

 A professional critique of Obama’s spending habits.  Via Treacher. More …

Stay gassy… er, classy, Rahm.

April 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Stay gassy… er, classy, Rahm. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

On Charlie Rose, Rahm offers his support to the natural gas industry… Maybe he just stepped on a duck. (Thanks (I guess) to Ryuge.) More …

The Second trumps the Fourth, at least in Arizona

April 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Second trumps the Fourth, at least in Arizona | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona will soon allow people to carry firearms without a permission slip from the government.  How strange, then, that Arizona has passed a law that requires us to have a permission slip from the government that details where we can and cannot live.  All the amendments in the Bill of Rights are equal. But some • Read More »

Photo of the Day… um, Year.

April 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Photo of the Day… um, Year. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Vice President Joe Biden exults as he tells female student athletes how inspiring they are to younger girls, during an announcement about action on Title IX that provides equal opportunities for female athletes, at the Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (link) More …

Grijalva: Destroy my state, please!

April 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Grijalva: Destroy my state, please! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Barry & Raul: Real men of economic genius. It’s weird to see a congressman declare economic warfare on his own district. Welcome to the Obama Era: An Arizona congressman urged businesses on Tuesday to boycott his state if the governor signs into law a bill to make illegal immigration a state offense. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, • Read More »