My 2 Cent

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Checkpoints do work

Actually they seem to work really well
in Oakland California. This article is so
full of stupidity, I'm gonna have to
comment on some of my favorite parts.
Ok, here we go.
The checkpoints, which allow officers to demand licenses and proof of insurance, are an effective way to get drunken drivers off Oakland's streets, city leaders agree. But the checks also have ensnared dozens of illegal immigrants who are not licensed to drive yet otherwise obey the law.
Otherwise obey the law? Are they kidding?
The "illegal immigrants" broke the law just
getting into this country.
These checkpoints make people's lives miserable, not make them safer," said Jesus Rodriguez of Oakland Community Organizations, which filed most of the complaints about the checkpoints. "I've watched while the police have towed away cars (full) of groceries, leaving children crying on the sidewalk.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for these people?
They obviously shouldn't have been driving
in the first place.
The new checkpoint guidelines, which are not final, may call for police to notify Latino community organizations of the time and location of coming checkpoints. The checkpoints will be held after the evening rush-hour commute and rotated throughout the city, officials said.
Yeah, ok, let's warn the lawbreakers. This makes sense,
if you don't want to catch anyone breaking the law.
Legislation that would have allowed illegal immigrants who submit to background checks to apply for a California driver's license was vetoed this week by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Hello. They don't belong here. Is anyone awake
in Oakland? Well, at least (R)nold is.
While officers have some discretion, the cars of unlicensed drivers are usually towed. To get their cars back, owners must pay $125, plus any storage fees. That is a significant burden to many illegal immigrants, Rodriguez said.
Boo freakin' hoo!

Reid said he has little sympathy with Rodriguez's position.

"I don't care if they are illegal immigrants," Reid said.

"They should not be driving on our streets without a license, without insurance. I expect the Oakland Police Department to do its job and get them off the street."

My thoughts exactly. While they are at it,
give them a oneway ticket back to their
homeland.

More freedom being stripped

This is a very bad idea. We don't need a national
ID card to help weed out the illegal aliens. The
government already knows where they are. They're
in our schools, hospitals, and some are on our
welfare rolls. Hell, some even show up to protest
in California when there is a proposition that would
affect them. Our government just refuses to deport
them.

This ID is only a minor obstacle to those who are
already here illegally. This, like most laws, is only
a means of controlling those who haven't broken
any.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Can't drive 55

No doubt this guy was haulin' ass, but 205 mph?
If so, that's one heavily modded Honda, because
I don't think Honda makes a bike that'll top
180 mph in stock form. I think the police might
want to ditch that stopwatch thing.

Surely the guy who got the ticket doesn't
mind too much, as this will be a story he'll
be telling his grandchildren. If he lives long enough.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Change the channel

This shouldn't even be an issue. Setting up WiFi
isn't that hard. Actually it might be a little to
simple, which is the reason the students and the
university are pissed at each other. The solution
is simple, just change the channel. Then everyone's
wireless network will play nice with each other.

I think some things like this should require a little
more user input to setup. That way, most problems
such as this one could be avoided.

Monday, September 20, 2004

WTF?

Oh, this is just too much. The artist must be smoking
some good shit. If there is a hell, Clinton is soo going.
And from the look of things, that might be sooner
than he would like.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Assault weapons ban

Well, according to some polls 68 percent of
people would like to have the ban renewed.
Now see, that just tells me 68 percent of the
people polled are stupid and have no grip on
reality, otherwise they would welcome the
chance to purchase the same guns the criminals
have. I know I do. Being outgunned sucks.
Just look at Washington DC. Glad I don't live
there.

If they do renew the ban, couldn't they give it
a different name? Assault weapons? Come on,
that's what all weapons do. If they didn't, most
would be useless. I know, I know, the word
assault scares people. That's why the government
chose it in the first place.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Viable Alternative

That phrase really irks me when used in a conversation
talking about Kerry or Bush. A candidate is only as viable
as the people willing to vote for him/her. If the voters of this
country stopped being such sheep and started thinking
for themselves the Constitution and Libertarian parties
would be "viable". In my opinion they already are. These
two parties more closely represent what conservative
voters(and some moderates) believe, but they are too
lazy to inform themselves(or too afraid a liberal may win)
and just lap up whatever the mainsteam and rightwing
(Limbaugh and Hannity)media feed them. It's not a game,
there should be no voting for the frontrunners. We should
vote for who's the best for our country. It doesn't always
have to be one of the big parties. After all, they made the
country what it is today. Do we really want to keep going
down that path?

I find it sad that the two major parties in this country
rely on ignorance to get elected. Why else wouldn't
they include the other candidates in the debates?
Doesn't this seem a bit backwards?

Thursday, September 02, 2004

You know, what's his name

I caught a little of Hannity's show the other day
and Neal Boortz was on. Neal said something
I couldn't agree with more. What he basically
said was that most people who vote are too stupid
to be voting. Alot of the people voting for Kerry
don't even know the name of his running mate.

Amen, Neal. Amen. Somebody had to say it.