Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Arizona: doing the work the federal government won't do.

Ummm, unfair burden on employers? What malarky. That's about as crazy as not recognizing that letting tax cuts expire is actually a tax hike. But offending employers are correct: it should be federal law.

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 6:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on Arizona's employer sanctions law.

The law allows prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants...

Eleven U.S. and Arizona companies challenged the law.

They claim sanctions for employing illegal immigrants should be federal law and that the Arizona law puts an unfair burden on Arizona employers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Black Tears

Sadly for the Arizona, after 229 bodies were recovered the Navy was forced to stop because of increasingly dangerous conditions. Not long after, a decision was made to leave the dreadnought where it lay and in the process create a lasting and powerful tribute to those who lost their lives and remain entombed in the ship. When the Arizona sank it also took well over a million gallons of fuel to the bottom. Now, at a rate of two quarts a day, tiny oil droplets, known as "black tears," rise to the surface every 20 seconds -- and will continue to do so for decades to come.

Remember the Arizona!