For a long time at NoSpeedBumps I have been arguing for the US, at the right time, to begin an internal withdrawal of forces within Iraq. This means that our forces will gradually withdraw on to internal bases and Iraqis will have to take over the dangerous patrols. Our soldiers then take a supporting role [...]
Archive for May, 2007
Each day I feel more distance between where President George Bush has taken the country and what I think are the right policies. Immigration is the big example at the moment. Today he said:
GLYNCO, Ga. - President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they [...]
The Democrats have gotten their minimum wage increase. In the range of domestic policy changes that the Democrats want, this is a fairly harmless policy at least to the middle class. Teenagers working at the country club for the summer now get paid more. I oppose a minimum wage increase because it just adds more [...]
A few days ago I was walking around the old town square in the north Texas town that I live in. I stopped and looked for awhile at the statue dedicated to the confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. As Americans, after so many years, we are able at some level to empathize [...]
Anything seem interesting about this image? Actually, this is the oldest known color photograph. Incredibly, it was taken in France in 1872:
Before the Autochrome process was perfected in France, this photograph of a landscape in Southern France was taken. No, it is not hand-tinted. This is a color-photograph. (Note: It was published in a Time/Life [...]
In my last post about how to do immigration reform right, commenter TerryP writes:
“You forgot one of the most important steps. Reducing or eliminating all the taxpayer-financed incentives that help make them want to come here.”
Yes, I forgot to include this on the list. Add that as reform #7 to the list in the previous [...]
Sorry, this is a long post. But with the lousy immigration bill workings its way through the Senate (how good can it be if Ted Kennedy likes it?), I thought that I should clearly state the NoSpeedBumps position.
First, why is the bill bad? It is bad because amnesty was tried in 1986, which was [...]
Today, according to SiteMeter, NoSpeedBumps received its 100,000th visit to this site. Time to break out the Budweisers!
My wife and I went to a gun store yesterday and bought her a pistol. The store had to do an instant background check on me. I had to fill out a form and then they called an FBI hotline to check that I was eligible to buy a gun. The whole process took about [...]
Let’s clear up one point. This new immigration bill in the Senate provides amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the US. President Bush this weekend tried to deny this:
CRAWFORD, TEXAS — President Bush on Saturday tackled head-on a key criticism of the immigration agreement pending before Congress, asserting it would settle the status of [...]
Now this is cool:
From a distance, as we rounded a bend and first caught sight of it, I couldn’t believe the strange structure ahead of me was actually real.
A concrete tower - 40 storeys high - stood bathed in intense white light, a totally bizarre image in the depths of the Andalusian countryside.
.. It [...]