ARIZONA SHERIFF CONTINUES TO UPHOLD IMMIGRATION RULING
Arguably America’s most famous sheriff, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is continuing his aggressive anti-illegal immigration enforcement despite a judge’s ruling on Wednesday to curb a state law that put some teeth in the federal law.
My take: Although I sometimes think Arpaio is a little over-the-top, he’s spot-on in this, in my opinion. If federal enforcement isn’t going to help curb the illegal immigrant problem, then — by God — I like the way Sheriff Arpaio is doing it.
Don’t get it twisted — I’m not for racial profiling in any sort of way. But if someone gets pulled over for a cracked windshield (which is the case in the above linked story), then why can’t you check that person’s papers? If I get pulled over for a cracked windshield, I fully expect the law enforcement officer to run my driver’s license to see if I am a wanted murderer, rapist or illegal immigrant.
Then what’s the difference with anyone else?
Good job, Sheriff Arpaio. Wish we had more law enforcement types like him.
BP STATION OWNERS TO RE-BRAND?
With the bad reputation that BP has earned over the past 100-plus days, many BP gas station owners are considering changing the “brand” of their stations to Amoco or another name.
My take: Not a bad idea — I know I am one of millions who will never put another drop of BP gas in my Jeep. But … if it goes to Amoco, I won’t buy it either.
STRASBURG TO THE DL
Washington Nationals’ super-rookie Stephen Strasburg was sent to the disabled list last night.
My take: Why did I include this? Because myself, Jonathan Massey and former Free Presser (and current Burlington Times-News dude) Chris Lavender are going to D.C. for the Phillies-Nats games this weekend — and Strasburg was scheduled to pitch Sunday. Eh, it’ll be fun anyway, but was hoping to see the flamethrower in action.
The iPod shuffle
Ride The Wind — Poison
Animal — Def Leppard
Little Amsterdam — Tori Amos
School’s Out — Alice Cooper
If You Leave — Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
P.S.: It’s that time of the year again — fantasy football season is quickly approaching. I’m going to have a formal sign-up here on the ol’ blog soon, but I wanted to plant the seed in your heads. For the second year, I’m going to have a live draft league and an online league.
Some differences this year, though: both leagues are only going to have 12 teams each, as opposed to the one league that had 14 in it. Choose which one you want to be in, because I’m not going to allow anyone to be in both of them unless I need to fill one of them (but I doubt that is going to happen).
Secondly, the live draft is going to be held at East Coast Wings instead of here at the paper as it was last year. I just thought it would be more fun to do it in that setting this year.
Lastly — the live draft is going to be a money league, with a $20 entry fee. We can come up with payout info later, but I’m thinking (with a $240 pot) that we’ll go $120 to the Super Bowl champ, $60 to the runner-up and $60 to the player who scores the most points in the regular season.