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April 6, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Back in the saddle again: AZ Illegal Immigration enforcement bill passes legislature, to Gov. Brewer for signature…

We covered this legislation when it passed the State Senate here. It has now passed the state House and goes to Brewer to sign.

We have covered the Obama rollback of Sheriff Joe’s 287G enforcement authorities here.

This legislation helps restore and clarify that Sheriff Joe is indeed carrying out the laws of Arizona when he is enforcing illegal immigration violations.

WSJ has it:

Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation.

It would also grant police the power to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being illegal.

…Under the measure, passed Tuesday by Arizona’s lower house, after being passed earlier by the state Senate, foreign nationals are required to carry proof of legal residency….

…The bill is different from an earlier version, giving protections for church and community organizations from criminal prosecution for transporting or harboring illegal immigrants.

In a statement, Tuesday Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) called the measure “a comprehensive immigration enforcement bill that addresses the concerns of our communities, constituents and colleagues.”

“This updated version gives our local police officers the tools they need to combat illegal immigration, while protecting the civil rights of citizens and legal residents.”…

…The bill in some ways toughens up a situation that the Obama administration had tried to roll back. Under a program known as 287g, some local law enforcement agencies were trained to enforce federal immigration laws by checking suspects’ immigration status.

Mr. Arpaio, the Maricopa county sheriff, had been one of the most aggressive enforcers of 287g. However, the Obama administration in recent months has sought to scale back that program, and had reduced the resources it made available to Mr. Arpaio’s office and others.

Sheriff Joe can get comfy being back in the saddle again enforcing the law…

April 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Immigration, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 2 comments.

Twofer Tuesday: Aerosmith: Steve Tyler quits the band after 40 years

😦 Maybe after the fall and broken hip he wanted to retire? Joe Perry makes it sound like he abandoned the band? One of the best live concerts I ever saw was Aerosmith in the late 80s, I think it was the Permanent Vacation tour…

Aerosmith is…

Steven Tyler – Vocals
Joe Perry – Lead Guitar
Brad Whitford – Rhythm Guitar
Tom Hamilton – Bass Guitar
Joey Kramer – Drums

Continues after the break:

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November 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

TOTUS seeks time alone with waffles: will take ‘vacation from his vacation’…

Aerosmith courtesy of Adophis11

AceHQ has the scoop. Yeah it was really stressful what with having to distract everyone from the GINORMOUS deficit with appointing Bernanke, and then Teddy went and died on him, RIGHT THERE IN THE VINEYARD! How discourteous!

Reminder: April 2008, courtesy of v4Hill,  it was clear he was no workhorse then, he took 2 vacations during the election for Gawd’s sake..Hillary and MAC/Palin were all over the country rain, shine, voices gone..no vacations. both over 20 yrs older..uh-huh.

Well with all this kerfuffle you understand Barry needs time to eat waffles and so on and so forth, so he is taking a vacation from his vacation so reports our crack media…

…deputy White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters traveling with the president that Obama will take a few more days off once he returns to Washington next week: Obama will be headed home by Sunday but plans to head up to the presidential retreat, Camp David, in the middle of the week.

“He’s looking to get a break from his vacation,” Burton deadpanned. “Obviously, some things have come up over the course of the week.”…

NO SHXT BURTON, THIS IS THE PRESIDENCY! SHXT HAPPENS, LIKE, CONSTANTLY! HE WANTED THE JOB REMEMBER?

Remember the Aerosmith album, Permanent Vacation? I would be fine with that if the journOlists promise not to talk about his golf game while he is on it…just appoint some career bureaOcrats and give the CIA back the reins on terrorism first please…

…On Thursday, no sooner had he returned from bike riding at the far western end of Martha’s Vineyard than he embarked on his third golf game of the week at the eastern end. Today’s course: the 7,012-yard Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, known as the island’s toughest…

Go-Gos courtesy of gogostv

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August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Market Mover Thursday: Weekly Jobless Claims drop, continuing claims highest since 1967, retail sales drop and Cramer says TOTUS is hurting the economy….

Weekly jobless claims were lower than expected Labor Dept is saying it is technical, seasonally adjusted auto layoffs are screwing up the data, and there was a holiday-nothing to write home about, but hopefully some more people are still working..continuing claims hit another record…

The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits last week fell to lowest level since early January, largely due to changes in the timing of auto industry layoffs…Continuing claims, meanwhile, unexpectedly jumped to a record-high….New claims for unemployment insurance (dropped) by 52,000 to 565,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

…The drop resulted partly from technical factors, a department analyst said. Auto layoffs that normally take place in early July, as factories are retooled to build the next year’s models, occurred in the spring instead as General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC implemented sweeping restructuring plans.

The department’s seasonal adjustment process expected a large increase in claims from auto workers and other manufacturing workers, the analyst said. Since that didn’t occur, seasonally-adjusted claims fell. The non-seasonally adjusted figure increased by about 17,000 to 577,506 initial claims.

Still, continuing claims jumped 159,000 to 6.88 million, the highest on records dating from 1967. Analysts had expected 6.71 million continuing claims…

Retail sales continue to drop (not surprising anyone in the real world but shocking to economists!)

Meanwhile Jim Cramer is again calling attention to what should by now be obvious to anyone watching the markets, TOTUS is hurting the economic recovery with his inability to leave any sector of the economy untouched…MiM has not been watching Cramer since his rather sad appearance on Stewart and his subsequent change of tone on TOTUS.

We know Jim has college shows and the ‘youts’ are an important part of his demographic, but what we loved about Cramer was his in your face, tell it like he sees it attitude. GE reigned him in pretty hard apparently. Well Jim is back off the reservation, and MiM is glad to see him back in the game:

The same force that so hurt the markets this winter has yet again reared its ugly head: the White House’s anti-business rhetoric. Cramer on Wednesday blamed the negative sentiment for stocks’ recent pullback. Investors don’t seem to trust President Obama to create jobs and stimulate the economy, not when he prioritizes climate change and health care. “I want President Obama to succeed,” Cramer said, “but right now he’s getting it wrong.”…

Jim was careful to get that ‘I want him to succeed!’ in there, as the leftys lose it if anyone has the AUDACITY to acknowledge the One’s negative impact on the economy, Jim is apparently trying to avoid the ‘Rush’ treatment….

Obama’s administration seems to be working on all the wrong things, at least for now given the recession and the chatter about revisiting the early March lows. On top of cap-and-trade and Medicare, the president has pushed for the expansion of union powers, taxing offshore corporate profits and even probing AT&T  and Verizon on antitrust grounds. Cramer doubted that Obama could send clearer signals that his concerns are anywhere but the economy. Not that these aren’t noble pursuits, but people need steady income so they can pay their mortgages.

“The president should be focusing on job creation,” Cramer said, “but is in fact doing very little of the sort.”

Businesses won’t start hiring until we get two of three economic imperatives, Cramer said: people need to feel their jobs are stable, their home prices are stable and that stocks are going higher. Right now we have stabilization in home prices, but not in jobs. And then there’s the OAI. One of three isn’t good enough.

Cramer urged Obama to postpone his agenda for now in favor of boosting the economy. And the best way to do that is to fight unemployment.

“Without more job creation,” Cramer said, “the president’s agenda and his tone will continue to slowly and inexorably squeeze the life out of this stock market.”

Art Cashin  is also pulling no punches:

Cashin reiterated his belief that another government stimulus package would be useless — because the first package was “part illusion, part hoax.” And now that the economy’s problems seem to be continuing, “the fire extinguisher’s empty,” he said. Cashin believes the current stock rally will be short-lived….

Alcoa earnings yesterday:

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July 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Labor Department, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 1 comment.

Update: Video: Specter in 2001 on why he changed from Dem to GOP: An Equal Opportunity Turncoat is Specter: Sen Arlen Specter R-PA to seek re election as a Democrat…

Video Update:

Courtesy of VoiceofAmericans2008:

January 2001
Brian Lamb CSPan Clip
Arlen Spector talks about whey he switched from Democratic to Republican Party in 1965.

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April 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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