Time to get ‘serious’ on illegal aliens (for me its personal)
Todays article by Howie Carr has fun with the outrageous statement made by the Mayor of the City of Boston “Mumbles” Menino. The Mayor stated that Boston will not participate in a federal program that makes the deportation automatic of illegal aliens arrested in the commission of a crime. Menino’s statement refers to a illegal arrested for car theft and how cruel it would be to deport a man for that. “Not the Boston I would want to live in”, he states. Well for a guy that gets chauffeured around town by police detectives, no big deal, but for the hard working, tax-paying regular guy whose car isn’t there in the morning and if found is usually banged up and in need of repair its a problem.
Forty years ago, just starting out in telecom, I came down to go to work and found my 63′ VW gone. Also gone, in the vehicle, were all the tools I had painfully acquired. In the glove compartment my grandfathers pocket watch, which I was going to bring to the Jewelers Building in Boston to have repaired was gone. I never saw the contents again but the car showed up in a Cambridge Impound Lot two days later, window broken and ignition wiring ripped out. To add insult to injury I had to pay the fine for illegal parking, towing and two days storage. That incident in my early twenties stripped me down to nothing. I was lucky to keep my job (thanks Gary Gerhart) and started over with tools lent me by friends (thanks Dave Mac). To this day I pray I never catch a car thief in the act, I’d kill him.
I don’t think Mumbles has any life experiences like that in his memories, few life-long career politicians do.
What did you read on your summer vacation? I just finished SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. Its the kind of story that should have stamped on it, Made in America, or ONLY in America. Howard E. Wasdin’s career ended in 1995 after being severely wounded in Somalia so the events in the book predate the war on terror. Though the methods used to select and train the warrior elite of the US Armed Forces have not changed.