Ok I have been kinda busy over the past few days so I havent been updating much. Not to mention the past few days havent been exactly newsworthy. Anyways, the immigration debate continues to rage on, but it seems a the prospect of a solution anytime soon is quickly fading into the sunset. Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass their much heralded bill that would basically grant amnesty to more than 11 million illegal aliens. As usual, both party's blame each other for the failure, and now Congress will go on their 2 week Easter recess without any progress on immigration reform.
The President did something interesting today in his weekly radio address and singled out Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid as the reason the bill failed to pass. Bush very rarely does things like this, so it was kind of refreshing to see him finally swipe at the Democrats.
"I call on the Senate minority leader to end his blocking tactics and allow the Senate to do its work and pass a fair, effective immigration reform bill," Bush said in his weekly radio address.
He went on:
"Immigration is an emotional issue and a vitally important one," Bush said. "At its core, immigration is the sign of a confident and successful nation."
True, but we wont remain successful if we continue to allow millions and millions of poor people to illegally enter this country each year. Look, Im glad this bill didnt go anywhere, but not for the same reasons as Bush. I thought the bill was crap from the get go, letting illegals basically get their citizenship without any consequence. Strict rules on immigration are need right now, and the House of Representatives are willing to take those measures, but why isnt the Senate? Your guess is as good as mine. [source cnn]
I wrote about the NBC News scaldal this week. NBC and "Dateline" wanted to send Muslim men to a NASCAR race and video tape them because they figured there would be some racial hostilities toward them. The whole situation really is a joke and shows what extreme and ridiculous measure major media outlets are willing to go through to get their side of the news. They would rather make news themselves nowadays than simply report it.
Michelle Malkin had this cartoon on her site and I thought it was funny. Enjoy.
Dont forget to read my column tomorrow. Adios.
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