Story #1: Johnson County Community College tries to find way to send illegal immigrants to conference
Okay, so what we have here are some students that have admitted they're here illegally, and instead of carting them off to their home country as the law dictates, this community college is working overtime to figure out how they can still send them to a conference held by a rabid anti-American open borders activist group! One can perhaps understand how these students feel so entitled, given that this college allowed them to enroll despite their illegal status (with in-state tuition, no less).
Johnson County Community College's president said Friday that officials were looking for a way to send seven students — including two illegal immigrants — to the National Council of La Raza conference in San Antonio.
"We're open to any solutions they may want to bring forward as far as discussing them," said Terry Calaway.
The original plan called for the students — members of Latinos United Now and Always, or LUNA — to fly to the July conference. But the students rejected that idea by the college because two of them were undocumented and might not be able to get through security.
So the students wanted to drive. But that would violate a college policy that prohibits sanctioned trips by car for students, faculty or college officials if the destination is more than 500 miles away. Calaway said this is a policy imposed on everyone, including college trustees.
When they were told they could not drive, the group issued a news release accusing the college of discrimination against the two students "based on lack of documentation and on national origin."
Story #2: Nashunal speling b protestd bi iddee-uts
It's hard to imagine why anyone would protest a spelling bee, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC was indeed targeted by protesters who advocate the simplification of American spelling. One of the signs carried by a picketer wearing a black and yellow bee costume said "enough is enuf".
Hm, a spelling bee that is too hard because hard words have to be spelled correctly? STOP THE PRESSES!!! Women and minorities hardest hit! It's George W. Bush's fault! Halliburton!
Story #3: How dare they 'lawyer up' when we sue them!
So, do liberals bother to stop and listen to themselves on things like this? I'm not sure if I like 'yes' or 'no' better as an answer. Either way, it's obvious that these people are hysterically funny to watch...unless they're actually running things that matter. You know, like the country...
What happens when a former, self-professed Constitutional scholar wants to sound tough? They tend to forget about the Constitution. Barack Obama recently had the Department of Justice announce a criminal investigation into BP's activities in the Deepwater Horizon. When the subject of the criminal investigation took the prudent step of ensuring legal representation, the former lecturer on Constitutional law publicly scolded BP for "lawyering up":
According to the pool report, BP and Coast Guard officials whose job it is to handle claims "are stationed with each parish president in Louisiana, and [Obama] wants the same arrangement for county governments in all the affected states."
At that point, the pool report says Obama "lit into BP" because he wants to — Obama's words — "make sure that BP is not lawyering up essentially."
Just two days ago, Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to Louisiana to announce that the Justice Department has begun criminal and civil investigations into the oil spill. As a result of that investigation, BP and other companies could be charged with violating a variety of environmental laws, as well as other crimes. Holder pledged to prosecute any offenders "to the fullest extent of the law." The prosecution could result in enormous penalties and losses for BP beyond what has already occurred because of the spill. And now the president himself goes after BP for "lawyering up." The company certainly has huge obligations as a result of its actions in this matter. But surely the constitutional-law-professor-in-chief would concede their right to a legal defense.
Well, only if the Constitutional-Lecturer-in-Chief knew what he was talking about then. This is one of the reasons that people questioned the timing of the announcement by Holder and the DoJ. There is plenty of room later for criminal probes, but right now the US needs BP focused on stopping the spill. We don't need BP "lawyering up," but that was the completely predictable result of Obama's attempt to deflect criticism of his handling of the oil spill.
There's my two cents.