Friday, November 24, 2006

Everyone Get your Passports Ready

I've always had mine, since I was child. My family was big on having current passports. Possibly because its what my parents used to identify themselves as American citizens without having to haul the Naturalization Certificate around.

Now, all Americans coming from abroad - including Canada and Mexico...and Puerto Rico - will need to show their USA Passports when they deplane.

If you ask me, it's about time regulations apply to everyone entering the US.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving means three things to me: a wonderful dinner, family and friends to be thankful for, and FOOTBALL. Yup, you read right. FOOTBALL.

Last night I signed up for the NFL network, and surprised my husband with it. I'm probably one of few women in the states that would be so excited about this but I am. Even the cable operator was surprised.

Not only will we be able to watch 3 football games tomorrow. But every Thursday and Saturday from now through December 30th we have football. We can also watch game replays - of the games that were not aired in our region.

In short, Football has permanently arrived at my home. We are very excited, and I can't wait to see what programming they have after the Superbowl. Most exciting to me? I will not miss another college game.

NFL Network what a great Thanksgiving gift! HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Possible Military Draft

If Rep. Rangel (D-NY) has his way, men aged 18 to 42 would be mandated to report.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Mid-Term Election Thoughts

Update: Great, just great. Any reason this couldn't have been done sooner? Like, before the elections? Bush looks less and less like a leader every day.

I've been thinking what to write that reflect my thoughts about the mid-term elections. I'm not depressed, I'm not moving out of the country, I feel Republicans got what they deserved. I don't think the Democrats won. I don't think Republicans lost. I think it is more complicated and a little bit of both.

Personally, I think Democrats are up for a rude awakening once they start tackling the Iraq War as they will realize crafting a viable exit strategy is a lot more complicated. However, people are expecting them to get us out of Iraq. My prediction? It will not happen before the next presidential elections. I'd be surprised if they manage otherwise.

I also think taxes will go up and we - middle class America - will lose a lot of the tax benefits gained under the Republican rule; starting with those $1,000 per child credits. I truly want to see their platform materialize - healthcare, minimum wage, social security - and I will hold them accountable to it. I dislike unkept promises as much as the next person.

Illegal immigrants will now get their Amnesty because Republicans politicians did not have the cojones to tackle the issue for fear of losing votes. Well guys, you lost the votes anyway because your base lost their faith in you. Robert at 26th Parallel has a great roundup of quotes from South Florida blogs, with their take on the election.

But the best quote I've found to express what I believe is one of the main reasons why Republicans lost comes from Bryan at HotAir:

So the party that swept to power on a conservative agenda in 1994 is getting swept out because of an unpopular war and because that party has to some extent abandoned those values that were once its core.Republicans–come back to those values and you’ll come back to power. You have a couple of years to spar with the Pelosi wing of the Democrat party, which should be useful training.
Some are saying even though Republicans lost Conservatism won. I don't buy that 100%, but I'll buy it in some cases. I'm deeply dissappointed that the Stem Cell research ammendment was approved, but glad the gay marriage ban went up in other places. The abortion issue in South Dakota should surprise no one. And of course the Governator is back. Good for Arnold.

So what are your thoughts? What are you expecting from this shift of power?

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006


What Embargo? (In Spanish, looking for English version)

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Monday, November 06, 2006


Where does the lack of respect for life stop? It's bad enough people kill unborn babies with abortions, now they want to kill born babies.

One of these days, we will have no control over getting euthanized; it will simply be the doctor's decision. Who are we as humans to decide who gets to live or who gets to die?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fighting for Justice

They fought to free their country 45 years ago and many ended up political prisoners; now they fight to bring a human rights abuser to justice.

Survivors of the Bay of Pigs want to bring Osmany Cienfuegos to pay for the death of 9 men.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dear John Kerry:

Major John Maguire has a response for you:
"In his remarks, Sen. Kerry inferred that many of us over here are in Iraq because we are not smart enough, didn't study hard, and had no other options in life," he wrote to The Post.

"Let me just tell you, there are many other people who share that view - the enemy."
Read the excerpts of the letter here. If you live in NY buy the Post - the printed edition has the whole letter.

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