This was parked at the entrance to the Fort Carson PX today. A very nice car.
Then of course this was parked there also.
There were a few others but these two caught my eye.
James Garner, one of my favorite actors has died. He was one hell of an actor and seemed like a good guy. A few years ago I read his autobiography, “The Garner Files”, and enjoyed it a lot. All the great ones on on their way out. We don’t have many, if any that can fill their shoes.
Note: James described himself as a bleeding heart liberal and I still liked him. Granted he was a liberal of a different era and definition.
…Bill Gates, along with Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, advocated removing "the worldwide cap on the number of visas that could be awarded to legal immigrants who had earned a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States."
However, numerous nonpartisan scholars and studies have determined that there is a surplus – not a shortage – of American high-tech workers. Moreover, after a recent Census report found that "74% of those with a bachelor’s degree in these subjects don’t work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs," the mainstream media may finally be catching on and taking away the high-tech industry’s "free pass." CBS News, for instance, concluded that the Census data suggest the high-tech industry’s contention that there is a shortage of American high-tech "is largely a myth.
A common refrain among corporate and political leaders is that the U.S. needs more engineers, scientists and other workers with the kind of specialized expertise needed to boost economic growth. And that assessment plays a part in a range of public policy debates, from how to change the nation’s immigration laws to how to energize job-creation.
But new federal data suggest that idea is largely a myth, and it raises questions for students who are planning their careers. Roughly three-quarters of people who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — or so-called STEM fields — aren’t working in those professions, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.
What do you think?
Well if Harry Reid says the border is secure who can doubt it?
“The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”
Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.
Did you watch the World Cup Final? I did. Now some complain that there wasn’t a score for 110% of the game. But it was a good match. Both teams were very hard to get inside of. Luckily the German goal that sealed the deal was a great pass and score. Since Germany was my second team (USA first of course) I couldn’t complain.
Somebody warned of this type of thing a while back.. Hummm…
The infamous gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is reportedly taking advantage of the immigration crisis along the U.S. border.
“They’re now using the Nogales processing center as a recruitment hub for new members to come in,” Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich reported Friday. “They’re trying to recruit other teenage boys that are sharing cells with them and they’re using the phones that the Red Cross has set up. They’re supposed to be using those to call back home or to call family members in the United States. They’re also using those as a way to communicate with gang members already in U.S. cities.”
Miss Pavlich’s information came from a Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall.com, which confirmed that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors have been identified as members of MS-13.
Never fear, our leader is on the job.
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.
Obama played at a different club late last month with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon’s sidekick on the sports show "Pardon the Interruption"
Obama’s venue Saturday was TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland. The club has a championship course on 220 rolling acres in Montgomery County.
Illegal immigration is reaching a tipping point. Either we are a country of laws or we are not. I can’t tell you how this will turn out but I suspect that if the American people don’t make some key decisions about what they want this country to look like, the future doesn’t look good. When I say “what this country looks like”, I’m not talking about demographics. I’m talking about common sense laws. I’m talking about law enforcement regardless of political party and holding people accountable for their actions. If we decide the founding principles of this country don’t matter than I hope we are prepared for the consequences.
Immigration is a fine and sometime even noble concept. Do we want hard working people coming here for freedom and liberty, leaving oppression and tyranny behind? Of course but those that make this move must also abide by the ideas that make a free nation. It’s not chaos or who screams the loudest. Rules and processes must be in place and enforced. We now see an administration completely abandon the idea of a secure border. A flood is taking place and we look completely helpless and weak. Another wonderful sign to our enemies and allies alike. Of course that would assume we still have any allies.
Regardless of what you might hear in the media the real numbers are staggering. I recently talked with a person working the border in Texas and the actual numbers are in the tens of thousands a month just in his area alone. With the inability (through inaction) to quickly repatriate we have effectively opened the flood gates. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are relegated to housing, feeding and tending to sickness rather than enforcing our laws. I don’t know enough of the CBP to give a blanket statement but I would assume most aren’t happy with the situation.
In the past you might have to bribe someone to get across now just walk on by. The Cartels and Gangs must be loving this hall pass. As US law Enforcement are distracted they are saving millions.
I wonder if the those who support this invasion really understand what will happen if this continues. Have they been to El Salvador, Guatemala or Mexico lately? Do we want our country to descend into the chaos that is south of the border? I feel for the peoples of these countries and would gladly help them in their own lands but not here. “But the children, we must help the children”. This is the continual rally cry. Really? Then lets help them in their own country. Not here. It’s not about the children it’s about fundamentally changing America.
Do we need immigration reform? Most likely. As a husband of an immigrant I’m not against immigration at all. But I know what it cost in time and money to follow the rules and laws of our land. I applaud the idea of streamlining this process. But I don’t endorse abandoning the legal process and opening the borders to anyone, anytime for any reason. If we don’t own our borders we don’t own our country.
We are being attacked. Not from poor immigrants but from within by those that wish to tear down this land. The immigrants are simply the tools by which these anti-Americans will assault the foundations of our country. When their usefulness is done they will be abandoned and the working people of our country will foot the bill once again. Now, understand they are not the only tools being applied. Many of our own citizens are also being used to great effect. Our laws are being applied selectively in order to coerce and manipulate the voting public into submission. We are being turned upon ourselves, fighting each other where no fight exists. The vial hate coming from the left all in the name of tolerance is amazing yet unchecked for the most part.
We twice voted for a President that surrounded himself with people who believe America is the enemy so we certainly can’t be too surprised at the current state of affairs.