Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bob Perry and Charles Butt helps stop immigration laws in Texas for their business.

Specifically two people who donate to Republicans who wanted to keep their cheap labor.
While Republican party infighting and rivalry between the two chambers of the legislature were factors in its demise, shocked conservatives and Tea Party supporters blamed so-called "Country Club" Republicans with close ties to business.

"I don't, for one minute, blame the Democrats for this one," an angry Mike Openshaw, Texas Tea Party activist, told Reuters on Wednesday. "The chubbing was done by the Republican Austin machine establishment this time, which is just absolutely stunning considering the election of 2010."

In that election, Texas voters, much like the rest of the country, swept Republicans into office in historic numbers. For the first time in well over a century, Republicans enjoy a supermajority in the Texas House and just one seat shy of that in the Senate. Among those swept into office in Texas were several Hispanic Republicans.

Two powerful Texas businessmen joined the lobbying against the bill, legislative sources told Reuters.

Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and grocery chain magnate Charles E. Butt hired one of Austin's most powerful lobbyists to oppose the legislation.

Bob Perry has long been known as the top Republican donor in Texas. Last year alone, he gave some $7 million to political candidates, mainly Republicans, according to the Texas Ethics Commission. Some $2.5 million of that went to Governor Rick Perry. Bob Perry is not related to the governor.

Butt, who owns the H-E-B grocery store chain, donated close to $1 million to political candidates on both sides of the aisle last year, according to the commission.

"They had real reservations about it," Bill Miller, the lobbyist hired by the influential businessmen, told Reuters. "They wanted some changes made, and we expressed the reservations they had about it to members, which kind of slowed it down,"

Dan Savage take on monogamy is him having zero self control and moral values.

Honestly if this twit is America's leading sex advice columnist then a lot of people are getting screwed over with stupid infantile advice.

Savage believes monogamy is right for many couples. But he believes that our discourse about it, and about sexuality more generally, is dishonest. Some people need more than one partner, he writes, just as some people need flirting, others need to be whipped, others need lovers of both sexes. We can’t help our urges, and we should not lie to our partners about them. In some marriages, talking honestly about our needs will forestall or obviate affairs; in other marriages, the conversation may lead to an affair, but with permission. In both cases, honesty is the best policy.

“I acknowledge the advantages of monogamy,” Savage told me, “when it comes to sexual safety, infections, emotional safety, paternity assurances. But people in monogamous relationships have to be willing to meet me a quarter of the way and acknowledge the drawbacks of monogamy around boredom, despair, lack of variety, sexual death and being taken for granted.”

Let me translate this tidbit.

Savage:" Look, I hate having one partner but I like the idea of marriage, but its too stuffy for me. Can we expand it to allow my lack of self control and issues with fidelity with just one partner?"

Why bother getting married if you want more partners? You can't have both and unfortunately we are on a slippery slope where the normal rules are being bent or broken to accommodate people like Savage who want their behavior to be viewed as normal relationships because he can't want to fuck around his partner.

Its basically the same argument your typical slut-whore who say that hookups are the new normal because going out with a guy is so boring and old fashioned. They as well as Savage don't want to be judged so they push for everyone to see this as normal behavior.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Why us black people can't have nice things #222: D.C. Caribbean Festival 2011 Brawl

D.C. Caribbean Festival 2011 Brawl at Howard University. Nothing gives a university class than an all out brawl.

Site should finally load correctly

finally found the JS bug that has been slowing down the site.

Obama and ICE memo creates amnesty and less enforcement of America's immigration laws.

The memo is here but the part that gives encouragement to officials to not pursue illegals on if they are not the serious criminal type basically craftings a defacto amnesty. IN reponse a bill to stop Obama for granting amnesty.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is crafting a bill that would temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s power to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.

The measure is in response to a memo issued by the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week that approved a broader breadth of discretion for agency officials when considering whether to deport someone through the Secure Communities program.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who is sponsoring the legislation, blasted the memo. He said that under the new guidelines ICE agents could defer the deportations of “millions of deportable illegal and criminal immigrants.”

“The Obama administration cannot continue to pick and choose which laws it will enforce,” said Smith in a statement. “It is outrageous that they have put illegal immigrants and their liberal political base ahead of the American people.”