Well, it's actually been more like two or three weeks now, but still, I haven't been away THAT long, have I? I've been filling my head with a steady stream of talk radio once or twice a week to keep in the know, even though I've basically shut out everything else from Beck to O'Reilly and back again.
The major issue appears to be, even after its overwhelming passage and acceptance by the people of Arizona, the new law that (gasp) actually keeps a lookout for those who have entered our country illegally. Now I'm hearing that ICE won't process illegals sent to them from Arizona, and everyone's favorite rogue cop Sheriff Joe is doing what the head of ICE refuses to do? Why am I not surprised by this turn of events?
I'll tell you why. It's because this is nothing more than we've come to expect from the Feds for the last few decades. When was the last time we had a president that took illegal immigration seriously on either side of the isle? Dem or Repub? Anyone? Anyone? I didn't think so.
Even on the state level it's a bit shaky. Both of California's candidates for governor claim to be tough on illegals, but who do we believe? Personally I'm throwing my lot in with Meg Whitman, as she has yet to say anything untrue about Steve Poizner's positions on the issues. But that's enough endorsing politicos for right now. That's not what I'm posting about.
What I AM posting about is more like a "what the hell was going on while I was gone" kind of post, but even as I type this I can see that that reaction is not appropriate either.
Too much, quite frankly, has happened in my life for me to be concerned with the national or world stage at the moment, though having just found out that the movie about my absolute favorite superhero, Captain America, is being shot in LONDON of all places has me somewhat annoyed; I'll save that for later.
Let me just say that November can't get here fast enough, especially in the wake of Felipe Calderone's asinine comments about the United States violating human rights by protecting their own damn borders! Good God, when will it end?
Back into the Good Fight.