WASHINGTON (AFP) – Half of Americans reject President Barack Obama's lawsuit against Arizona's controversial immigration law, with only a third supporting the move, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.
With key midterm elections just around the corner in November, the Obama administration is facing strong support for the law, which makes it a crime to be in the state -- bordering Mexico -- without proper immigration papers.
"Emotions run high on both sides of the issue," Gallup said. "The substantial majority of those in favor and those opposed to the lawsuit say they feel strongly about their position."
It noted that those who followed news about the law most closely were most likely to oppose it.
Obama's Democratic administration is seeking an injunction through the Justice Department to stop the Arizona law from going into effect on July 29, slamming it as unconstitutional, abusive and divisive.
Nearly eight in 10 Republicans (79 percent) opposed the lawsuit, while 56 percent of Democrats were in favor of the Obama administration's decision.
Overall, 50 percent of Americans said they were against the move, compared to 33 percent in favor.
Other polls have also shown strong national support for Arizona's measure, the first law making illegal immigration a state crime.
"The Obama administration is sailing against the tide of public opinion in its efforts to block the law, although members of Obama's own party certainly support the administration," Gallup said.
But the political implications of the federal government's decision are "difficult to predict with precision" with less than four months remaining before legislative and gubernatorial elections, it added.
We've all seen the clip of the Black Panther screaming his bullshit.
Let him run into the right fucking Cracker and he'll have something to hate.
He'll hate an asswhipping from somebody that ain't afraid of his crap.
Will, you planning a trip up north soon?
Godammit, I turned 51 yesterday (that's right, I'm no longer a model of youth), picked up my first pair of bifocals today and probably my prescription windshield next week.
My older friends (Woody) assures me that I'll get used to my new bifocals soon. I hope so - I'm getting tired of pissing on my feet.
Don't worry, Lula. I'll wear my regular glasses when I come visit this weekend........
(Washington) - Authorities have announced that they've broken up a group of Right-Wing Extremists that were planning to kidnap Barack Obama. He apparently didn't realize that he was in danger. The plan was simple but foolproof.
Okay, check this shit out. I was browsing the pet section on Craigslist trying to find something for CharlieGodammit to fuck and ran across this ad.
I'm sorry, but who in the fuck keeps livestock in their house? Except for my friend Debbie, the crazy goat lady......
And why would you make something you're gonna eat a pet?
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I withheld the phone number on purpose because I know Will, TJ, Skip and probably Lula would be calling her just to fuck with her mind.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on patient care who's drawn fire from the GOP, to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, the White House announced late Tuesday.
The appointment was to be made Wednesday, with lawmakers out of town for their annual July Fourth break, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said in a post on the White House blog.
The decision means Berwick can assume the post of administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services without undergoing confirmation hearings in the Senate. Republicans have indicated they're prepared to oppose him over comments he's made on rationing of medical care and other matters. Democrats want to avoid a nasty confirmation fight that could reopen the health care debate. Berwick was nominated in April but no confirmation hearing had been scheduled.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.
Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.
"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.
A few days ago my buddy Phil called and I mentioned I had about a thousand things on my "To Do" list (a honey-do list if your married) that needed to be done. One of them was fixing a bedstand drawer that came loose. What would happen is that I would pull the handle and while the front of the drawer would come out, the rest of it wouldn't. It had been that way for 4 or 5 years and I'd swear I would fix it every vacation. It was a very complicated job - I would have to empty the drawer, then glue it.
Today, I finally fucking did it. The drawer is fixed. Done, did, history.
Now if I can only find the cap to the glue.......
The American dream in 2010 is about finding the sublime in the everyday, like taking a stroll at dusk through your neighborhood and stopping to chat or at least wave hello to your neighbors, sipping wine with friends on a friday night or stopping by a park to watch the local baseball game going on. It's that simple. It's not about the number of 'friends' on Facebook or the number of shoes in your closet. Embrace life as it actually is, warts and all, and try to become a better well-rounded, empathetic and informed person.
Now, what is YOUR american dream?
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
How am I celebrating my Fourth?
I read the Constitution, I took some time to think about the sacrifices of those that fought for our freedom, met Anita at the dog park to run the dogs before it got hot, then I had bacon and tri-tip sandwiches (THEY FUCKING ROCKED!!!) and drank beer.
WASHINGTON – Calling the Declaration of Independence more than words on an aging parchment, President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July on Sunday by urging Americans to live the principles that founded the nation as well as celebrate them.
Check this out: This is a holiday that no matter what he does, he's a fucking punk. Had he not celebrated it, he'd be a fucking punk for being un-American. The fact that he did celebrate it makes him a fucking punk because of the way he's trying to destroy our Nation. He can't do anything right in my eyes and I ain't gonna apologize for it.
Have a safe and happy holiday, y'all.
And if you're one of those folks that like to go out and shoot your guns to make noise, do everybody a favor and shoot them into the GROUND, not the air. That way you'll only kill your dog that's underfoot instead of me.