I’m afraid I caught whatever it was that Jeriann had and then gave to Brooke. My nose is running like a faucet. I don’t actually feel that bad, but when it’s hard to breathe…it’s hard to talk and the whole thing just just a little frustrating.
I am glad the weekend is here. We’re going to get the house is shape for summer and that means the front porch is going to be cleaned this weekend. We love to spend time outside in the summer and the work is worth it.
To the News:
The workers arrested in the Postville immigration raid are now in county jails across the state awaiting deportation or other criminal charges. We’re waiting to hear what’s going to happen to the people who own Agriprocessors. They released a statement saying they’re cooperating and don’t know anything about the illegal workers at their shop….
I’m reminded of Claude Raines in Casablanca…”I’m shocked…shocked to find out there’s gambling in this establishment!”
What’s worse, The Iowa Department of Labor is investigating allegation of child labor violations. Among the hundreds arrested this week, some kids 13-17 years old.
I’m bracing for the flood of emails from people telling me it’s none of my business if they wear a helmet on their motorcycle, and that if car drivers would be more aware of cyclists they wouldn’t need helmets.
You’re right, I respect your freedom of choice. I have no problem with anyone making that decision for themselves.
One thing…Can we have a pre-registration for cyclists that will include a payment for the cost of an ambulance and emergency room care? By the way, I’d include one for driver too. If you’re not wearing your seat belt…same fee applies.
http://www.whotv.com/global/video/flash/flashvideoplayer.asp?playerName=miniplayer.swf&playerWidth=280&menuPosition=none&clipId=2494023&autoStart=false&mute=falseOur Producer Heather is the subject of this week’s video blog. New parents will love it. As much as you prepare for your baby’s “1st” outing anywhere…something will always come up you can’t anticipate…like your kid fondling the woman in the aisle.
I’d be interested to hear farmer’s opinions about the new Farm Bill. It passed the house and Senate with veto proof majorities. The president says the bill is too expensive and farmers who don’t need them will be eligible for federal subsidies. What do you think?
Same Sex Ruling
California’s Supreme court struck down a law banning same sex marriage. The court ruled the law unconstitutional. I wonder if this will have any bearing on the Iowa case?
As you debate this one, try to remember, the court has no latitude to uphold a law just because the people passed it. The Court interprets the law as constitutional or unconstitutional. If the State wants to pass an amendment to its Constitution, the voters can do that. Then it’s constitutional.
I hope you find something on here to comment about. Thanks for all your well wishes for my Mom…she’s doing well.
And Rosario…you comment whenever you like. that goes for everyone here. I check through the day. If you have a comment…anytime, feel free to leave it.