Every single day for the past week has brought afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. We've had intense thunder, hail, lightning, streets flooding, the whole enchilada. We have a continuance of this pattern to look forward to again this week.
Yes, I am on sinus medication.
We stayed in for Father's Day due to the nastiness outdoors. I grilled steaks and the day was very quiet.
The son began a summer school class this morning. It's a concentrated class, which means he sits there from 8:00 to 1:00 and finishes the course in 2 weeks time. It's the second semester pre-cal course. Poor kid got my math genes. His father is a math and science genius so he doesn't relate to us at all about this.
Next month he makes up a Chemistry class. Don't go there.
The immigration reform bill will be back in play in the upcoming days. It's been interesting watching and listening to those on both sides. Late last week Senator Trent Lott, D-MS, decided to be the conservative basher du jour. He decided to bash talk radio and it's listeners. He claims talk radio is running the country. Would that it were true. Too bad he's forgotten the same talk radio hosts he is busy criticizing now are the same who passionately defended him when he made his politically incorrect, albeit innocent, remark during the birthday gathering of Strom Thurmond. More importantly, too bad he's forgotten for whom he works.
Conservatives are not against immigration. Conservatives are against illegal immigration. It's not a difficult concept to grasp. Follow the laws all ready in place. Close and secure the borders, both north and south. Distribute tamper proof id cards for all those entering this country.
Simply know who is here.
The argument I don't understand is the one stating we have to let the illegal immigrants come out of the shadows. Well, I don't know about where you live, but here everyone is quite free to roam in the sunlight.
This massive legislation is just wrong. It was developed in secret by a self-appointed group of Senators headed up by Teddy, the swimmer, Kennedy. That alone is a big enough red flag for me. The committee process was abandoned. Amendments on the Senate floor were curtailed, especially by the Republican minority.
It's just wrong.
The fines will not be paid. The touch back provision requiring them to go back to the home country for a year is a joke. The paperwork for those applying the legal way is so backed up that a massive onset of more paperwork will further muck up the system. It would be better to simply do nothing than to enact all that is in this legislation. We should take it a step at a time.
One foot in front of the other. Slow and steady.