Happy Hump Day, only (2) work days left. Thank Goodness!
I'm totally slammed at work. The boss has been out and today is this is his first day back. I will be working overload. So don't expect me in blog land much today. If I don't get to comment much or visit your blogs much, I apologize in advance.
I heard this morning on the radio that Texas is losing tourism due to the no drunk in bar thing that I posted about last week. For more info, click here. It appears that conventions that were scheduled in Texas are now being cancelled because employers do not want an employee to have a couple of drinks and TACB (Texas Alcohol Control Board) to come in arrest them for thinking they are drunk in the hotel bar. Yes, they can arrest you without proof or testing you. So, if an officer wants to pick on you they can. I can't believe this is legal. I think this will be changed before we know it.
What are your thought on the immigration controversy all over the news? The news says that an illegal immigrant can be charged with a felony? Is this correct? I havent' followed it real close. Dallas schools has had high school students walking out of class the last (2) days to rebel against this. I think some kids aren't really caring about the issue, but just want to cut class. Effective today, if they cut class they will be charged with truency. (<-however you spell it)
Anything new going on in your life you want to share?
EDIT - I forgot this earlier: Does anyone know anything about or have you ever been to Wendover, Nevada? I got a special sent to me for $159 pp for 4 day/3 night hotel and round trip flight there. They have (3) casions there and it is 1 1/2 hour from Salt Lake City. The admin that works for another company here in my building just got back. She had a blast. She said it has the airfield that they filmed Con-Air and Independence Day at. She toured the Con-Air plane and everything. It sounds like a good place for a peep meet or just a weekend getaway. We are thinking of going on June 8, but not sure. If you are interested, here is the info: Click here
You can see what the cost is for your from your destination. Let me know what you know about this place.
I do not get the whole illegal immigrant thing, because if they get charged with a felony, they are going to put them in our jail?!? Why not ship them back? Oh well at least I see plenty of them with driver's licenses and able to vote, so why not! >:P
Heck, they are great for the ecomony: most of them that work for legitimate companies take taxes out of their check and those taxes get paid to the government - who sees that money anyway...any suggestions Bush?
They do work most teenagers in our society are too good/proud to do!
They pay for gasoline to put in their cars.
I know if they were not here, I would not have a job (no trabajo para mi)...construction!
it's just an impossible debate - let's ship back all the stinky Canadians too! They look like Americans, but just talk differently. :)
Ames - I need more info on it too. I think it is across the board and not just hispanics. Either keep them here or deport them. Just make up your mind and do it. I would like for there to be a away for them to stay here though for the same reasons at you. Labor at work (construction). We need them to keep the construction world going.
Bosses should have some compassion for the habitual blogger and hire extra people who don't blog to do all the real work so bloggers can focus on what's important.
Of course, I have posted ad nauseum on the immigration issue since Georgia looks like it will pass the controversial SB 529.
My position boils down to this: The United States is the only republic in history that has ever GUARANTEED the "pursuit of happiness" IN WRITING. God forbid a foreigner should have to hire an attorney, learn the language, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to be a part of it!
Most people boil the argument down to economics. It goes something like this:
"Because of illegal aliens, I can by a 3,000 square foot house in Atlanta for $200,000. If there weren't illegal aliens, it would probably be $300,000."
This argument also fails for me. Here's why: Have you ever met a veteran who lost a limb defending the Constitution? You probably have. So now we all of a sudden can't pay $100,000 to defend the Constitution? The Constitution gives inalienable rights to CITIZENS; not every swingin' d!ck who can swim across a river in the nighttime (or however they get here. I realize not every illegal immigrant is from Mexico...)
Anyway, getting off my high horse--I don't know that much about the Texas public intoxication law. It SOUNDS kind of silly, unless in enforcement they are only arresting people who are a threat to themselves or others due to the LEVEL of their intoxication.
It seems kind of strange, though: It would seem that Texas would be the LAST place to have this type of law. For instance, isn't Ron White's ENTIRE EXISTENCE now illegal??
Thanks for the immigration info. I'll check it out.
I love Ron White.
FTR, I think in most states cops can arrest you on suspicion of drunkeness. However, this Texas law is interesting...in a bad way I think.
*doing happy dance* for niece.
Personal life - to quote my rather eloquent sister, "Different day, same shit".
Happy Hump Day!
sonya - it is for all races. not just mexican. arabs, and all. but will it actually even be passed?
when does bush doing anything other than care about our oil?
Lasann - I'll check out the other place when I have a minute.
Kacie - glad to see you joined blog land.
Kacie - I like blogs better to. Why don't you start blogging? Tommorrow check out the HNT (Half-Nekkid Thurdday). You will like it.
Cherish - Check out the website.
Kacie - Are you here yet?