Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Arizona Hype! Pergola. Sparky.

"The enactment of S.B. 1070 underscores the need for the federal government to secure the border and enforce our laws throughout the nation.
If the Obama administration had been doing its job protecting the interests and security of Arizonans, there would have been no need for the law.

Additional police powers.  
Despite the furor of the illegal immigrant advocacy network, SB 1070 doesn't give police officers any additional power to stop or pull someone over.

Police will still need to abide by lawful contact as they do now. Law enforcement still needs a legitimate reason -- the commission of another infraction such as speeding -- to justify a stop.

It does not mean that police will immediately ask for immigration papers (something resident immigrants are already required to carry under federal law).

As they do now, officers will go through a mechanical and lawful process of asking for identification. Only after a thorough process of following protocol will a police officer be required to ask about immigration status and then only if he or she has reasonable suspicion the person may be an illegal immigrant.
Even then, the law prohibits law enforcement from considering race, color or national origin as part of reasonable suspicion."
From: http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-dont-by-the-hype-about-arizonas-law/19458030

I don't know why there is all this furor, it was a law anyway. 
If illegals don't want to get deported, then don't come, don't drive, or don't get stopped!

Jay and Ray hoisted the new beam up in the pergola.
Yes, I know they should have used my taller ladders, but they are both stubborn!  It must be a macho thing.
Then Jay screwed back all the angled cross pieces, while Ray painted the lattice that goes back up there.


Sparky  was 'work dog', watching work, safely from inside the screen porch.  Bobcat was out there with him.  They ignore each other.
He never makes a sound, but he followed me to the washer in the garage last night, and Patches, my foster cat, had sneaked in there, too.  He barked at her twice, so she hid for an hour before she would come out of there.  She is such a scaredy-cat! 

The three items I had listed on eBay were paid for today, so I spent the afternoon packing them up.  I "play-it-forward" with Styrofoam peanuts, I hate the things.   If get them, they go out in the next parcel.  Of course the cats love them!
My hands are getting too old to struggle with boxes and packing tape.  But I have got to get rid of some of this stuff.

But I didn't take the packages to the Post Office, as I would have got there after they had closed for the day.


~~Mike~~ said...

Sparky is a cute little critter! I am with you on the packing peanuts too! It will be nice if they ever get them all switched over to edible ones, we could dye em orange, sweeten em up a bit and sell em as circus peanuts :)

I am enjoying your blog!

-Mike & Heidi
97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment Mike.
I am enjoying your blog, too.

I like to see the ideas on the Vandwellers forum, too. Amazing what some folks can do.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

But the real question is, can Sparky get along with Prime?

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Hi Rod.
It is more like can Prime get along with Sparky? She would be the attacker.
They have met, but only with me holding him. I had him on the grooming table, brushing him, and Prime sauntered over. I held him near the floor, and let them meet at eye level, from a safe distance. Then carried him out of the room. I am so scared that Prime will attack him, so I keep them apart.

Sparky is closed up in my bedroom while I usher the cats out on to the screen porch. Then I close the porch screen door coming into the house, and let him out of my bedroom. I want them to get used to each other safely, smelling each other through the re-inforced screen.
I knew Patches wouldn't do anything to him, she doesn't have the guts!!
But Prime hates most dogs, and will attack with tooth and nail. She used to live with an old Smooth Coat Chihuahua, so I think she will come around eventually.

My old Bobcat is the only cat that I trust to be in the house alone with him.

Thank you for your comment.
Happy Trails, Penny.