Happy May Day!

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on May 1, 2007

Correction appended.

Today is the communists' favorite holiday, so it should come as no surprise that pinkos make their way out of the woodwork today.

For the second year in a row, supporters of open-borders are rallying across the United States. It would seem like these rallies would be a target-rich environment for Immigration and Customs Enforcement types, but really they're not. The people at these rallies are largely U.S. citizens from the extreme left -- the illegal immigrants are too busy actually working their butts off to go to a rally.

I've got a lot of sympathy for those who are here in America illegally. If I lived in an economic basket case of a country riddled with corruption like Mexico, I'd cross the border too. Unfortunately, Mexico's failures aren't a good enough excuse for breaking American law. And frankly, these weekday rallies do little more than increase the support among most Americans for efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration.

Then you've the Democrats -- the party that was soft on communism -- holding a formal signing ceremony for a surrender to terrorist forces in Iraq. In a bit of newspeak that would've made George Orwell's jaw drop, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw out this shocker: "This legislation honors the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform." Really? Pelosi must think they're really dumb if she thinks they're going to buy that one.

I've got a feeling that Pelosi really doesn't know what "honor" and "sacrifice" mean. And which parts of the bill is she talking about? Is she talking about the monies for peanut storage facilities or just the part about "redeploying" the troops elsewhere before the job is done?

President Bush will veto the bill shortly and then the Democrats can get back to work. I think it tells you something about what the Democrat Congress is all about that the first and only law they've passed in four months of control of Congress is a defeat-and-retreat funding bill.

*CORRECTION* The final sentence should have read: "I think it tells you something about what the Democrat Congress is all about that the first and only substantive law they've passed in four months of control of Congress is a defeat-and-retreat funding bill.

A search of the White House Web site reveals that Bush has signed the following bills since the Democrats took control of Congress this year:

  • H.R. 486, the "Holloman Air Force Base Land Exchange Act," which directs the Secretary of the Interior to exchange approximately 320 acres of Federal land for approximately 241 acres of private land in the State of New Mexico
  • H.R. 4588, the "Water Resources Research Act Amendments of 2006," which reauthorizes grants for the water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984
  • H.R. 6060, the "Department of State Authorities Act of 2006," which provides a number of authorities for the Department of State including authorities related to visa fraud prevention, passport fees, and proliferation interdiction and interdiction assistance
  • H.R. 6345, which expands discretion of Federal banking agencies with respect to frequency of examinations of certain insured depository institutions.
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006
  • H.R. 6338, the "Geneva Distinctive Emblem Protection Act of 2006"
  • H.R. 6164, the "National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006"
  • S. 159, Redesignates White Rocks National Recreation Area in Vermont
  • H.R. 434, which extends the authorizations of certain Small Business Administration programs until July 31, 2007
  • H.J.Res. 20, which provides FY 2007 appropriations through September 30, 2007, for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government.
  • H.R. 584, Designates U.S. Department of Education as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building
  • H.R. 1129, which authorizes construction of an arterial road property on a flood plain in St. Louis County, Missouri.
  • S. 494, the "NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007"
  • National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act
  • S. 1002, the "Older Americans Reauthorization Technical Corrections Act"

I apologize for the error. But isn't it informative how the Congress has been spending its time?


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