Friday's links and comments
When the Wall Street Journal and President Bush claim we need the illegal immigrants to do "jobs American's won't do" I wonder if this is one of the jobs they are talking about:
A man suspected of shooting two police officers during a traffic stop was killed in a wild shootout with police in a strip mall parking lot, authorities said Thursday. More than 50 shots were fired between Santa Ana police officers and 33-year-old Oscar Gabriel Gallegos on Wednesday, Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters said. Gallegos was an illegal immigrant who had been deported three times and had a criminal record dating back to 1990, including arrests for drug offenses and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.Am I the only one that thinks this guy exemplifies why we need real border enforcement?
John Podheretz examines 2006 an concludes IT WAS A VERY BAD YEAR. He cites several events of the past year which were unpleasant, but I still have to disagree. The negative were outweighed by the positives. The positives don't make headlines.
One definition of evil: Using scientific advances to make designer babies. When will we learn that just because we can do something that doesn't mean we SHOULD do it?
The Herald Tribune tells us it was "Another strange year for Florida." They recount some of odder things of the past year which could only happen in Florida.