Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Immigration activist deported

This is what I call government efficiency. Way to go!

Elvira Arellano, like many other advocates for immigration reform, must have been frustrated. There hadn't been a hint of Congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform since the Senate compromise collapsed in late spring. In early August, the Bush Administration moved unilaterally to stiffen enforcement, with Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff announcing more fines and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegals as well as an increased border crackdown.

So Arellano, an undocumented immigrant who had spent a year holed up at Chicago's Adalberto United Methodist Church while defying a deportation order, made a risky move: she emerged from the storefront church, drove from Chicago to Los Angeles, and gave a series of very public speeches over the weekend. By Monday, the 32-year-old single mother was in Tijuana, having been arrested and deported in one fell swoop.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Rhetoric Blogger for Bluegrass Report returns.

Just when I thought the blog world was getting better, it looks like anti-family Blogger Mark Nickolas is gracing the commonwealth with his usual rhetoric on Bluegrass Report.

This guy really gets on my nerves with all his crap about the Republican Party of Kentucky. Checkout his site, he is a real nut job.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Democrats oppose FairTax

It is no surprise that only Republicans are supporting the FairTax movement that would eliminate federal income tax and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS, the word everyone hates to hear, as well as the Kentucky Department of Revenue, or DOR).

Democrats just don't believe in small government.

The FairTax Plan is a nonpartisan national grassroots campaign to replace the federal income tax system with a progressive national retail sales tax. It provides a "prebate" to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue replacement and, through companion legislation, repeal of the 16th Amendment.

The FairTax would, for the first time, tax undocumented workers who now evade U.S. income and payroll taxes. Under the FairTax, all persons living in the U.S. pay taxes, whether they are here legally or illegally.

Read about it and join the movement at