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David Limbaugh: Borders Policy and "Portgate"

This is a great article and a must-read for the weekend. I agree with David that the base has lost confidence with the Administration when it comes to border security, which has a big part in why many voters are not to confident in the port operations sale. When Bush says "trust me," when it comes to border security, the voters are not so sure. No offense intended to our UAE friends, but we cannot be "sensitive" to arab sentiments to when it comes to our national security.
Most conservatives, I think, see Bush as enormously committed to America's national security and the Global War on Terror (GWOT). But many find themselves scratching their heads over his perceived "open borders" policy. Why, they wonder, is he so genuinely clear-sighted about the evil of terrorists and the global threat they pose to the point of fashioning his legacy-making foreign policy doctrine around an unprecedented preemption strategy, yet seemingly oblivious to the potentia…

NRCC: Hispanics and the 2006 Mid-Term Elections

This came into my email box from the NRCC and I thought it was worth passing on. I do believe that one key element for continued integration and assimilation by citizens of immigrant background is an active participation in the election process. I bolded some parts I thought where key.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Press Office
Thursday, February 23, 2006 (202) 646-6402
Reps. Tom Reynolds, Mario Diaz-Balart and Luis Fortuño

With the commencement of the 2006 legislative session, the countdown to Election Day 2006 also begins. Following a presidential election in which Hispanics turned out to vote in record numbers, the 2006 mid-term elections hold the promise of even greater political involvement by our nation's largest minority group.

On January 5 - 306 days before Election Day - we saw the first of what will surely be many reports regarding Hispanics and the 2006…

Getting to the root of the issue: High cost of union labor

I heard it mentioned in FoxNews today, but I have not seen anyone mention the fact that the reason all US ports are operated by foreign companies is that union labor is so expensive, no domestic company wants to get in the business.

I would love to hear more about the root of the issue: Union labor costs are exposing our national ports to foreign control. Eliminate union regulation and controls, and bring labor costs down, and you'll see how US based companies line up to get into the business.

Mary Katharine is recommending Frank's blog, War Footing, for port related news.
Frank is also blogging, here, and looks to be updating fairly frequently. May be a good place to look in while this drama does unfold.Instapundit has good comments from his readers and thoughts on the issue as well.

Endorsing a Democrat

Update:
I did find out that he used to be a Republican. Actually, he ran in 2000 as a Republican I think. Te lo digo, so you are warned in case anyone comes to discredit the guy with that argument....since they already tried at my site.
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"La Ventanita"For readers in that district, make sure to get out and support this guy.

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I never thought this day would come, but here it is. I am joining Val and Venti over at BabaluBlog in endorsing Carl McGill for the 35th California Congressional District. I did not read much about his social or family issues views, so this is not a full endorsement, but from what I have read about his opponent, this is the better candidate.

Here is his official statement on Castro and Cuba.
February 21, 2006Good Day Sirs and Madams,

I am very concern about a dictator so close to our borders. And I'm concerned for four reasons. These reasons refer to human rights and homeland security.

First, I am of black American and Caribbean descent. In both the US…

Abortion Banned in South Dakota

Via RedState.com: The SD Senate passed an abortion ban 23-12 that has one exception: life of the mother. Here is the text of the House version of the bill.Section 1. The Legislature accepts and concurs with the conclusion of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, based upon written materials, scientific studies, and testimony of witnesses presented to the task force, that life begins at the time of conception, a conclusion confirmed by scientific advances since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, including the fact that each human being is totally unique immediately at fertilization. Moreover, the Legislature finds, based upon the conclusions of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, and in recognition of the technological advances and medical experience and body of knowledge about abortions produced and made available since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, that to fully protect the rights, interests, and health of the pregnant mother, the rights, interest, and life …

Port Deal: When have Democrats ever stood for the right thing for America?

Jeff Blanco has an interesting perspective on the sale of the port managment company to the Arab corporation. I really don't know what to think, and generaly, trust Bush's leadership. I think politicly this whole thing is a bad move, but that doesn't mean the deal itself is bad. I simply do not have enoughy facts to decide either way. On the other hand, knowing how a corporate parent company would have complete access to our port related information, I'm not comfortable about the deal either.

I thought Jeff's way of looking at it was interesting.
Think about it folks, when was the last time that Democrats, on the whole, actually stood up for the right thing in America? Think hard, name one thing where Democrats have put America first above all? It's a universal rule, no matter how good something is for this country, Democrats will point to another country and say their's is better. Canada's healthcare is better, Rwanda was a better war than Iraq, even the…

The battle of modern man: Making do with 24 hours

Actually, 24 hours is enough for me. It's the things I have to do within those that are to much! I am in one of those "living without margin" moments. I am a graduate student at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (now an online student) and recently accepted a new full-time job in Arlington. Since we are launching in a few weeks, I have been having to bring work home to keep up, and put in my double-effort.

Did I also mention that I am in my second year of marriage, and really trying to do it right? That means spending time with my wife practically every day, as possible. It also means trying to go to bed at the same time as my wife does. It also means being home for dinner. Marriage takes energy and hard work. And time--plenty of time.

I find I barely have time to catch my breath. I go to church on Sundays--a wonderful respite from my rushed week--and try to not do work on Saturday. But, these days, its been hard.

So, that's my rant for the month. I usually do…

So it Begins: Week two of Cheney Hunting Story

The left just loves sucking on their huge left foot, which continues to be thrust way up their collective mouths. So, here is the roundup of posts:

At the top of the list, of course, is the DrugeReport, who has the inside story on next weeks cover stories for Newsweek and Time.
If the nation's top magazines have the pulse of the country -- get ready for another exhaustive week of exhaustive Cheney shooting coverage!

This just in... Both TIME and NEWSWEEK are planning high impact covers of Cheney for newsstands starting tomorrow, with each magazine rolling out top staff bylines and thousands of words on the hunting incident: TIME: With deep reporting by John Cloud, Mike Allen and Matthew Cooper/ Washington, Cathy Booth Thomas and Patricia Kilday Hart/ Austin, and Hilary Hylton. NEWSWEEK urgently brings in its big investigative guns: Evan Thomas, Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Richard Wolffe, Holly Bailey, Mark Hosenball and Eleanor Clift in Washington and Carol Rust in Texas.
Pejm…

RedState: American Churches Give Propaganda Victory To The Evil Doers

What can I say? That these "Christians" are not authentic? I am nobody to judge the condition of their souls. But still, it's careless. It seems to me that these sort of religious groups pick and choose the parts of the Bible that fit their political philosophy and worldview, ignoring the rest.

Via RedState.com:
In a statement that will surely encourage our enemies, a coalition of U.S. churches has denounced the war in Iraq and claims that the U.S. is "raining down terror" and entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of our own national interests.