Thursday, June 19, 2008

The price of cheating

I'd be impressed with this sentence only if I was convinced a juvenile could get a worse sentence for murder or negligent homicide.

Apparently prosecutors have found enough charges to possibly put a teenager away for 38 years -- for cheating in school!
If convicted on all 69 counts, including altering and stealing public records, computer fraud, burglary, identity theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, Mr Khan could spend almost four decades in prison.

I don't know. For the first time in my life, I'm skeptical of a harsh sentence. Supposedly this is a very upscale school so I don't know if there is some kind of double standard going on. If this kid came from a homeless family, would there be the same zeal from the school and prosecutor?

Just weird!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

McCain up to the challenge

I'm surprised. And pleasantly so!

Just not too long ago, Newt Gingrich and others were saying McCain really needed to start calling for tapping of US oil fields. It seems he's doing just that! I think this could be a home run for him if he plays the card right. With gas prices the way they are, this is a good move. Everyone knows we have been ignoring our own oil fields while begging the Saudis to produce more. All for the sake of a few people who believe this is the be best way of getting people off of gas -- just make sure the prices rise enough.

Make no mistake: LIBERALS WANT HIGH GAS PRICES! Americans need to remind themselves of this. They believe that is the only way they can change us. It's just another form of environmental terrorism.
McCain says the United States has 21 billion barrels of proven oil reserves which are not being tapped because of a federal moratorium on exploration and production.

"I believe it is time for the federal government to lift these restrictions and to put our own reserves to use," he will say. "We can do this in ways that are consistent with sensible standards of environmental protection.


Actions speak louder

Ex Vice President Al Gore continues to make a mockery of himself in kind of a Jimmy Carter like way. The comparisons between his energy expending home and the home of our current president have all proven true. Now, a Tennessee group is continuing hammer him for continued hypocrisy. His home has apparently has not become any more lean -- neither has his income.
After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”


Friday, June 13, 2008

Raph and Jo

Congratulations are in order for my friend Raphael (who also happens to be related to me), on his wedding to Joanna today!