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Is it good for our nation to fund educating illegal immigrants?
The answer is an easy one. No!
According to the Associated Press local governments cannot keep up with the influx of illegals crossing the borders- not for work but, for school!

Thousands of Mexican children are flocking across the U.S. border to attend school, sparking a debate in towns along the border over whether U.S. taxpayers should have to bear the costs of educating them. The border crossing is so common in El Paso that officials opened a special lane just for students this month.

The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that more than 1,200 people passed through that lane from Mexico on a recent morning. Some were college or private school students, but many were coming to attend public schools. The influx has prompted complaints from those opposed to spending U.S. tax dollars to teach students from Mexico.

The issue is especially timely in El Paso, where the school district — which expects to take in 10,000 new students in the next five to eight years — is preparing for a $230 million bond election for new schools next month.

Elaine Hampton, a professor at the University of Texas-El Paso, says the strained state of public education in Mexico pushes many students across the Rio Grande, just as the hope of better jobs entices their parents.

The growth of Mexican border towns like Ciudad Juarez far outpaces the government’s ability to build schools, Hampton said, forcing many to turn away students. Mexican schools also can be too expensive for some parents, charging fees for books, photocopies and sometimes even the cost of administering a test.

Although many school officials are unhappy about the situation, they say there are few ways to control the number of Mexican residents attending their schools. As long as a parent or guardian has proof of residency in that school district — such as a water bill or lease — their child can attend. Many of the students were born in U.S. hospitals,making them U.S. citizens who live in Mexico. Others use the addresses of American friends or relatives.

Community pressure has pushed other districts to crack down on those who violate residency requirements. Susan Carlson, a spokeswoman for the United ISD in Laredo, said her district’s schools are extra vigilant with residency checks and recently began fining students found breaking residency rules.

Luis Villalobos, a spokesman for the El Paso Independent School District, said the district has seven officers checking out potentially false addresses.

What does this do to our economy? And why doesn’t our government do still continue to do nothing about this immigration mess! Enough is enough! As I have said before the Bush Administration needs to pressure Mexico to fix its own problems. but, I doubt that seriously!

Meanwhile Mexican magnate Carlos “Slim” Helu passed Warren Buffet as the second richest man in the world. Just ask Slim what he thinks about philantropy?:

He has derided Gates and Buffett for giving away so much of their wealth,
reportedly saying: “Poverty isn’t solved with donations,” according to Forbes.

Wonderful Slim, I’m impressed with your philosophy! If only LIBERAL America could adopt this mantra and maybe we would be our taxpayers would be a little bit less stressed!

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The drugs used to execute prisoners in the United States sometimes fail to work as planned, causing slow and painful deaths that probably violate constitutional bans on cruel and unusual punishment, a new medical review of dozens of executions concludes.

The fact that we even CARE what kind of punishment these bastards about to die feel is frankly RETARDED!

Another step in the want for liberals to remove the death penalty.
BUT an innocent Child at 5 months in the womb is OKAY to kill. Hell to some liberals. UP TO 8 MONTHS or MORE is ok. Its still part of the womans body!

SHEESH!

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WASHINGTON – A tough U.S. Marine stationed in one of the most hostile areas of Iraq has a message for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid: “We need to stay here and help rebuild.”

In raw and emotional language from the bloody front lines, Cpl. Tyler Rock, of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, skewered Reid for being far removed from the patriotism and progress in Iraq.

“Yeah, and I got a quote for that [expletive] Harry Reid. These families need us here,” Rock vented in an e-mail to Pat Dollard, a Hollywood agent-turned-war reporter who posted the comment on his Web site, http://www.patdollard.com.

“Obviously [Reid] has never been in Iraq. Or at least the area worth seeing . . . the parts where insurgency is rampant and the buildings are blown to pieces,” Rock wrote.

This all coming from Reids last week saying “THE WAR IS LOST WE NEED TO PULL OUT”, from which he has back tracked QUICKLY after saying so.

Goes back to what many have said. The left in this country and DEMOCRATS in general are Invested FULLY in the loss of this war. They cannot back down from that position.

He also spoke admiringly of the risks brave Iraqi citizens take every day.

“If Iraq didn’t want us here then why do we have [Iraqi police] volunteering every day to rebuild their cities?” he asked.

“It sucks that Iraqis have more patriotism for a country that has turned to complete s- – – more than the people in America who drink Starbucks every day.

“We could leave this place and say we are sorry to the terrorists. And then we could wait for 3,000 more American civilians to die before we say, ‘Hey, that’s not nice’ again.”

“And the sad thing is after we WIN this war. People like [Reid] will say he was there for us the whole time.”

I have said this before.
We as Americans want things done, QUICKLY, in an INSTANT, like a POP TART. And helping a nation get back on its feet from people who’s sole desire is to destroy the nation is not a simple task.

IF we leave this nation we will have some very dire consequences from it.

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Its been a little while since a post.
Been busy.

I wont however be posting anything on the Virginia Tech Massacre.
I believe it has gotten enough coverage from the News Media and from other bloggers. There really is little to add to to it.
All I can do is say May all those that were killed by this bastard Rest in Peace and my prayers go out the families and friends of this tragedy.

What it will bring and I will probably comment on as well as the other posters is on the new wave of calls for tighter gun control laws from this Massacre.

There was already within hours of the Tragedy people already covering how simple it was for him to get a gun. I will point in another direction.

I will call for MORE gun control.

Yes you read that correct. MORE GUN CONTROL.
HOWEVER, this Gun Control needs to be reasonable.
Not just the natural knee jerk reaction that is seen when things of this nature happen. Sensible gun control will be my outline.

1. Have a national registry that not only has criminal records but ALSO mental and medical records. The Real ID ACT MIGHT be the solution here. Picture every database accessible from one location. It DOES NOT necessarily for a gun purchase have to show the details of the persons health records OR criminal records but just simply say. DENIED in red so its not missed.

BLACKSBURG, Virginia (CNN) — When a judge deemed Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho a danger to himself due to mental illness in 2005, that ruling should have disqualified him from buying a handgun under federal law.

It didn’t.

And his slaughter of 32 people last week has raised questions about the efficacy of instant background checks for firearms purchases by the mentally ill.

Under federal law, anyone who has been judged to be a danger to himself or others because of mental illness, as Cho was, should be prohibited from buying a gun. (Watch campus shooting rekindle debate on gun control Video)

His status should have been noted in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, a database of people disqualified from gun purchases.

But, in Cho’s case, his mental status never went in the system.

There is supposedly already a system in place but making a database include all like in the REAL ID ACT may be a simpler method then someone entering the same information 5 times.

2. Close the loophole of being able to buy guns at Gun shows outside of the scope of background checks. This is a must. I am sorry if you are a collector of weapons or a person interested in protection for a weapon then you should have NO PROBLEM with having a waiting period to get your gun.

Yes there will be rare cases were say a single mom has a restraining order on an ex lover and he has threatened to kill her. But again these are rare cases. And laws aren’t written based on rare occurrences.

3. Only US citizens should be able to purchase guns. Yeap I went there too. Yes he was a legal US resident, but US citizens should be the only ones allowed to purchase weapons. That is my opinion.

4. There should be a 3 day wait period before you walk out with a gun. Just like they have here in Florida. Nothing wrong with that from what I can tell.

5. Institute similar “right to retreat laws” like we have here in Florida. It makes perfect sense.

Case in point:

Catarino Piedra, 41, kept a gun underneath the counter at the Coliseum Pizza and Taqueria that he owned in East Oakland because his drivers had been robbed many times while making deliveries.

Allen Joseph Hicks III, 22, was an accused batterer on probation for a drug conviction and an aspiring rap artist whom everybody in his neighborhood knew as “Boonie.”

The lives of the two men intersected tragically at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when Hicks, armed with a pistol and joined by two other men, tried to rob Piedra inside the popular pizzeria at 89th Avenue and International Boulevard. Fearful that the assailants might hurt him, his wife and three children — all of whom were inside the restaurant — Piedra pulled out his 9mm semiautomatic pistol and opened fire, killing Hicks, police said.

This man was protecting himself and his family.
The Cops however saw this differently.

Piedra said he was afraid that the assailants would shoot him or hurt his family, a contention supported by Oakland police who nevertheless cautioned against citizens taking direct action against criminals.

“There is definitely a balance,” said Officer Roland Holmgren, department spokesman. “This thing had potential — who knows where the suspects were going to take the situation? But by no stretch of the imagination are we agreeing with or justifying what the owner did.”

Holmgren said, “We’re not saying that we want citizens to go out there and arm themselves and take the law into their own hands. We want citizens to be good witnesses, to be good report-takers and to identify suspects.”

How good of a witness would this man have been if the robber would have pulled the trigger first? Not much help at that point huh? And then if he would have turned to shoot the family as well.

I will concede that putting MORE restrictions on guns fails to get the guns OUT of the hands of criminals or WOULD BE criminals. LA, NY, DC, Philly and others are all examples of that. HOWEVER, is it too much to ask for these simple regulations added into existing laws.

Something SENSIBLE needs to be done here. Something that DOES NOT violate our Constitution but makes us at least a LITTLE safer. Banning ALL GUNS is not the solution. Just ask Australia. But a LITTLE bit of control can go a long way.

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Virginia Tech

My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the students murdered and injured in yesterdays attacks. No words can ever heal the hearts or sorrow they must feel for their lost ones.

My thoughts on this tragic event is; what if one person that had a concealed weapons permit was there? He could of possibly twarted this madman before he was able to murder and injure dozens of students.
How come nobody fought back? In this post 9-11 era, I would think the “Lets Roll” mantra would have took action!
One hero actually gave up his own life. Please read about Holocaust survivor Professor Liviu Librescu. RIP

Anti-gun fear mongering lobbyists are again trying to use this to make it harder for citizens to purchase guns for the protection. Read this.

University had eerily similar shooting on its campus in 1991. Except the shooter was from the Peoples Republic of China.

Now, copy-cats are looking to capitalize on some universities’ ban on self-defense by posting threats on 3 separate universities and schools.

All else I have to say is, people need to learn how to FIGHT BACK!!!

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Mojito anyone?

If this doesn’t outrage you over our government school system, then I don’t know what in the hell would!

HS SPURS FUROR WITH CUBA TRIP
Manhattan public high-school students and a history teacher with
a soft spot for Cuba flouted federal travel restrictions by taking a
spring-break field trip to the communist nation – and now face up to $65,000
apiece in fines, The Post has learned.
The lesson in socializing and
socialism was given to about a dozen students from the selective Beacon School
on the Upper West Side, which for years has organized extravagant overseas trips
with complementary semester-long classes.
Some past destinations include
France, Spain, South Africa, Venezuela, Mexico and, according to the school Web
site, Cuba in 2004 and 2005.
The principal, Ruth Lacey, insisted she did not
approve the April 1-10 jaunt, in which students and teachers said the group was
briefly detained on their return by American customs officials in The Bahamas
and now faces fines.

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