By this point, everyone is familiar with the Deepwater Horizon Crisis continuing as we speak in the Gulf of Mexico, so I will not rehash all the details. However, there are a few points that this Unbiased Observer would like to make:
1.) The Deepwater Horizon Crisis is not President Obama’s Hurricane Katrina.
People were starving in the streets, children were going for weeks in dirty pampers, elderly people were cut off from life-saving treatments, the NOPD turned into vigilantes and wreaked havoc on an already tumultuous situation. With all the aforementioned things occurring, then President George Bush simply flew in a helicopter overhead, and paused long enough for the “poignant” image of him surveying the damage to be captured as people fought for their lives on the rooftops of the 9th Ward. Continue reading
An Administration Shakedown?
Just when I think the GOP members can sink no further, Rep. Joe Barton, (R-TX), proves me wrong. He decided to apologize to British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward- on Capitol Hill today to explain BP’s role in this crisis- with this shameful statement: “I apologize,” Barton told Hayward. “I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is — again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.“ Continue reading
CARSON, CA (Thursday, June 3, 2010) – The Battle of the High School Marching Bands, presented by The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, named eight finalists who will compete on Saturday, Nov. 20 in the headline event, returning to Carson after a one-year hiatus. For the first time ever, value airline JetBlue Airways has signed on to provide roundtrip travel for 10 to each of four out-of-state high schools, which will travel from Georgia, Florida and Texas to Los Angeles to battle it out ‘Southern Show Style’ at The Home Depot Center in November. Continue reading
The State Of Arizona has a problem.
With an illegal immigrant population estimated at 283,000- according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services- Arizona has the 6th largest percentage of illegal immigrants in the United States. The Pew Hispanic Center estimate is more than likely closer to the truth, with an estimate of 500,000 illegal immigrants in Arizona as of 2005.
Annually, Arizona taxpayers pay out 1.3 billion to cover the education, health care, and incarceration costs of illegal immigrants, and that does not include the cost of burying those unfortunate souls that die attempting to cross the border, or the exorbitant cost of investigating and determining their identities. Continue reading
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck…
It must be Arizona.
In my previous blog, I attempted to give Arizona the benefit of the doubt. By passing Arizona’s SB1070 Immigration Enforcement Law, they were attempting to pass a tough law to handle an even tougher situation; and though it could easily be misconstrued as racist, it was anything but.
I was wrong.
On May 11th, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that prohibits ethnic studies classes that:
Advocate ethnic solidarity.
Which are designed mainly for students of a particular race.
Promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group. Continue reading