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May 6, 2008

Help Save Loudoun PAC has endorsed the following candidates in today’s town of Herndon, Virginia elections:

Herndon Election: May 6, 2008

Help Save Loudoun PAC endorses the following “Rule of Law” candidates who are committed to continuing the town’s role as the standard-setters for local immigration enforcement in the U.S.

MAYOR: Steve DeBenedittis

COUNCIL MEMBERS: Dennis Husch, Connie Hutchinson, David Kirby, William Tirrell, James Vickery, and Charlie Waddell.

Herndon Polls are located at:

Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Ave
Herndon, VA 20170

Why is the election significant to Help Save Loudoun? Because the vast majority of eastern Loudoun County’s residents are as affected by Herndon’s policies as are Herndon’s residents. Sterling backs up to Herndon, and I, like many Sterling residents, live closer to the former day labor center than most Herndon residents.

The Herndon mayor and town council have accomplished the following: Made Herndon the first town in the U.S. to enroll in the federal 287(g) program in which local police assist federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement; stepped up zoning enforcement by quadrupling the number of agents investigating overcrowded houses; shut down the infamous Herndon day labor center which had established the town as a safe landing area for illegal aliens; passed a resolution to deny business licenses to companies hiring illegal workers; and sent a legislative package to Richmond which resulted in new laws increasing the penalties for driving without a valid license and overcrowded houses.

More on why you should vote for these candidates: Info from BVBL blog; info from NVTH blog.

Read it and weep.

Since McCain is doing his level best to turn off a such large segment of the country – those who are here legally and do not profit from the “invasion” – one has to wonder why another candidate does not step up to at least throw these voters a bone.

Promoting an appearance before La Raza while the illegal alien problem continues to grow in so many U.S. locales? Senator McCain may not realize how many pro-illegal votes he is going to need to compensate for the votes he is going to lose.

The article linked in that post also came across my e-mail from our esteemed visitor Lynn:

For Jazanique, Ashanae and Kimyen the job hunting experience is both frustrating and sobering. The unemployment rate among African-American teens is shockingly six times the national rate. This according to the U.S. Department of Labor translates into approximately 296,000 African-American teenagers actively seeking employment who are finding it difficult to secure a job.It does seem strange to Kimyen who grew up believing jobs are plentiful if you’re flexible, motivated and willing to work hard.

“It’s like three strikes…Black, young and non-Spanish speaking. I’m mad but there is nothing I can do about it. It’s not fair.”

The absurdity of the GOP candidate pandering to the den of thieves – now once again, unencumbered by the primary process, calling unabashedly for “comprehensive immigration reform” – is highlighted by the continuing saga of America’s legal residents (link also thanks to Lynn):

Richard says the men who attacked him are probably from outside the US, and are in New Orleans, looking for recovery work. Now, the couple feels like prisoners in their own home. “The drinking, the way they are out front, he has to bring up all his tools, we rented a storage shed, they siphoned all the gas, we can’t even keep gas in the truck,” says Deborah.

The Poches called the JPSO after the attack. But the couple says– even the deputies who arrived at the scene said little could be done to protect them. “They’re here illegally. There’s no process for prosecuting them. This is what the officer told me. They’re so disgusted cause their hands are tied,” Richard says.

While it’s highly debatable whether there is “no process” for prosecuting illegal aliens who commit crimes, the onus is certainly on the Executive Branch of the U.S. government to help local governments address this problem. John McCain’s breathtakingly arrogant reversal (or, more accurately, reversal of reversal on the original crime) on the rule of law does not bode well for the level of support he will receive this fall from Americans who want our immigration laws enforced.

How interesting that we have apparently three candidates for president who are publicly opposed to enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, and who are all deaf to the concerns of America’s legal residents, especially when those most affected by illegal migration are traditionally the core constituency of the Democratic Party. Talk about a political opening for … someone.

Assuming this situation remains through the November elections, it is setting up as the perfect scenario for a major political realignment. As the articles above attest, in California, in New Orleans – and I can also tell you right here in Sterling – things are getting worse.

I left yesterday around 4 in the morning for a relaxing vacation.  On the road and headed for Wake Forest to pick-up mama.   Imagine my surprise when we arrived.  Seems that Hilly, the man hater, was doing a stump for the cracker po’ white vote.  Before you could say “Yankees!  Fire!” we were on the road again.  This happened before breakfast and I’m just glad there wasn’t more of a delay.

 Heading to Myrtle you have to go thru Chadbourn-the strawberry capitol.  I couldn’t figure out what all the dust was off in the distance.  Once we got to the single traffic light, we saw what the deal was.  Can you say “strawberry festival?”  We are talking bigtime here.  The dust was from the hotrod riding lawnmowers-and those babies can really cook!  We had outdoor barbaques, classic car show and parade.  Life is good.  The simplistic things of small towns and the south.

 Moving onward without further interruption we made it to Myrtle where we settled in for a cool spring’s night.  The spring “breakers” are gone and the bikers haven’t arrived yet.  Just fishing, catching up on times with old friends (which for the older crowd consists of what ailments, what operations and who died), partaking (embibbing) of the favorite beverage(s), eating and soaking up the rays.

Now if you all are headed down this way, look me up.  Otherwise I will check-in to see the news and update this post with what I’ve caught and how big.  Maybe even some earth-shattering news if they re-open the Sante Fe restaurant.  We’ll see.

Update 5/5 Soaked up some rays. Got extra zzz’s. Went fishing but caught nada. Same with crabs. We went and got ice cream and they make some monster banana splits. Toasted Almond and cheese with crackers. Dinner. Another slow day in paradise. I might do something tomorrow but don’t hold your breath!

Well the Kentucky Derby had a tragic ending — the second place finisher, the philly Eight Belles, put on a tremendous surge to earn that place, but broke both front ankles in the process, and had to be euthanized.

Is this forshadowing?  How strange it is that Eight Belles was Hillary’s pick, and the victor was “Big Brown.”  Will Hillary be put down after the convention?

Sorry for the bleg but I am desperate:

My (day job) company is considering a Web software purchase which is a content management system that runs on Microsoft Server, and I need to get some information on Web site hosting companies. There are many Web sites that tout themselves as “Web hosting review” sites but a tiny bit of digging reveals the vast majority are simply advertising outlets that reprint each company’s promotional literature.

There is a special place in Hell for the guy who started that trend, believe you me.

The very few sites that actually do seem to be trying to provide reviews or compilations of customer ratings are either really outdated or – judging by other “reviews” for software and such that I happen to know about – don’t seem to have much going on between the ears, so I am not taking their word for anything.

The basic specs for the potential host would be dedicated (co-located) server, very powerful machine to pull the gargantuan pile of ore which is Microsoft software, and MS SQL Server. Backups and such, obviously. If anyone knows of any place on the Web or elsewhere where there are actual reviews or test center results for any hosting companies, that info would be greatly appreciated.

This is the question the parents and community around St. James Catholic School in Falls Church are presently dealing with. There is a petition among local residents who want to stop the Hilton from developing this project.

Someone with an interest in the issue e-mailed me with the following:

The parents are concerned that with the development being built so close, during the initial construction phase, it’s going to be very loud and disruptive for the kids in class, and potentially there’s going to be a lot of dust and other stuff that could affect air quality in the immediate area.

On a long-term basis, they’re concerned about increased traffic around the school (with all the attendant risks to pedestrians), and the possibility of the hotel attracting prostitution and drugs.

Here are some recent news stories on the controversy:

Video 1 on St James Catholic School
Video 2 on St James Catholic School
Video 3 on St James Catholic School

More news stories and the petition at Too Conservative.

Bravo to the kids of Central Washington University.

Last Saturday, in an NCAA girls softball playoff game between Central Washington University and Western Oregon University, WOU’s Sara Tucholsky hit her first home run of the season over the center field fence – the game winner.

Unfortunately, after rounding first base, Sara collapsed with a torn ACL injury. And as it turned out, she had missed first base.

She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first-base coach said she would be called out if her teammates tried to help her. Or, the umpire said, a pinch runner could be called in, and the homer would count as a single.

But then, Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace asked the umpire if they could assist Sara, and the ump said there was no rule against it.

So the CWU players carried Sara around the bases, ensuring she got her good leg down to touch every base, and thus assuring CWU’s defeat.

“It has been magical and crazy at the same time,” Tucholsky said Thursday. “I’m surprised at how many people have paid attention to this and how far the story has gone. But there are so many negative images of athletes now. Here is one with a positive image.”

Holtman, who had the idea to assist Tucholsky, has also been caught off guard by the ripples.

“At the time, we never thought it would be that big a deal. It just seemed like something anyone would have done,” Holtman said.

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In an editorial vein, I would just say “mega-dittoes,” and hope my compatriot Redskin fans would encourage THEIR team to exercise similar sportsmanship next time Tony Romo is a bit under the weather after a week at Cancun, and shoot the boy some love.