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We had an opportunity last night to visit West Chester, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati. Does the name sound familiar? It might because its home to the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner (R – OH). It’s also home to the Grand Ole Pub (GOP) – a new bar and restaurant dedicated to American politics and history.
The GOP is the brain child of West Chester residents Bill and Pat Langdon. They noticed the large number of English and Irish themed bars, but couldn’t find one dedicated to America. “English and Irish pubs will display the flag and memorabilia from either country. We wanted to duplicate that with an American theme, so we started with the Constitution, the Betsy Ross flag, the Boston Tea Party, ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’…We just wanted to tell the story of America’s founding on the walls,’” says Langdon.
Here’s an interesting take on the “mystery missle” recently captured on video in Southern California. Conspiracy theory or just weird enough to be true?
Today is an important day in American history! We the people have the opportunity to communicate with our elected officials in a way that truly matters…with our vote! Be heard, not herded!
As you’ve probably heard, Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill on April 23, 2010 that gives state police the authority to question whether an individual is in the United States legally and would consider it a crime for people to be unlawfully in the state. She said she was forced to act because Washington has failed to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico. Under the new law, people without proper documentation could be arrested and face jail time of up to six months and a fine of $2,500.00.
Voice of America’s, VOANews.com reports today that Mexico has issued a travel alert for it’s citizens traveling to Arizona. In a statement, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it urges Mexicans to “act with prudence and with respect to the local legal framework.” The statement goes on to say that once the law takes effect, every Mexican citizen may be harassed and questioned without further cause at any time.
This brings up a valid question. Specifically, what laws does Mexico have in place to deal with foreigners within its borders? According to the San Bernadino Sun, Mexico’s constitution and its General Population Act – its main law addressing immigration – include provisions that make it a felony to be an illegal immigrant and allow for local police to aid immigration authorities in making arrests.
You really have to wonder about the people in office right now. Last week, tea party protests were held all over the USA. Now the Democrats want tea party activists to think they’re trying to cut taxes, make government smaller, and reign in the deficit.
First, President Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on tax day, April 15th and said that tea party activists should “be saying thank you” for the tax cuts enacted by his administration.
Then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared Sunday, April 18th on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He was asked about the tea party protests and responded by saying “We’ve just been through eight years where many people said deficits don’t matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally.” “You don’t hear people say anymore deficits don’t matter. You don’t hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That’s an important change.”
Here’s a great new video from the folks at GOOOH (Get Out of Our House):