June 28, 2007

The H1B scam - "Our goal is clearly not to find a qualified and interested US worker."

JUST SO YOU KNOW, this law firm is:
Cohen & Grigsby (www.cohemlaw.com)

Use Biodiesel, Get Busted For Tax Evasion.

Bob Teixeira, a Charlotte guitar teacher, took a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil last fall and spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He buys soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, which costs him about a third more than diesel.

Despite his good intentions, the state fined Teixeira $1,000 for not paying motor fuel taxes. North Carolina officials also told him that to legally use veggie oil here he'd have to first post a $2,500 bond.

Such penalties have also been levied against other North Carolina drivers whose vehicles were powered by alternative fuels.

MORE: http://www.citizen-times.com


It’s DEAD (probably until 2008)! S.1639/S.1348 - shamnesty for illegal aliens.

Nays - 53
Yeas - 46

Anyone have a list of the traitors who voted Yea?

June 27, 2007

Yard Nazis Are Out Of Control - No Grass, Go To Jail.

A Newaygo County man spent the past two weekend behind bars because of his yard, and he faces more jail time.

David Burch says he tried to seed the yard last fall but it wouldn't take root. This all stems from a contractor who failed to sod the yard in the first place. Now a judge is saying, do the yard or do the time.

I'm willing to bet that Police Chief Roger Ungrey probably doesn't think it important enough to arrest illegals and enforce those laws. He's probably too busy enforcing lawn laws on US citizens.

MORE: http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6725421

Florida Sheriff Rounds Up Illegals At Work Sites.

The sheriff's department has developed a remarkably effective _ and controversial _ way of catching illegal immigrants: Deputies in patrol cars pull up to a construction site in force, and watch and see who runs.

Those who take off are chased down and arrested on charges such as trespassing, for cutting through someone else's property, or loitering, for hiding out in someone's yard, or reckless driving, for speeding off in a car.

MORE: http://www.chron.com

June 26, 2007

The GOP Refund - Let the GOP know your amnesty displeasure!

Virginia legislator introduces new speeding ticket tax that boosts penalties beyond $3550, driving business to his traffic law firm.

Virginia Introduces $3550 Speeding Ticket
Virginia legislator introduces new speeding ticket tax that boosts penalties beyond $3550, driving business to his traffic law firm.

Delegate AlboVirginia motorists convicted of minor traffic violations will face a new, multi-year tax beginning July 1. Led by state Delegate David B. Albo (R-Springfield), lawmakers slipped a driver responsibility tax into a larger transportation funding bill signed by Governor Tim Kaine (D) in April. Albo, a senior partner in the Albo & Oblon, LLP traffic law firm, can expect to see a significant increase in business as motorists seek to protect their wallet from traffic tickets that come with assessments of up to $3000 in addition to an annual point tax that tops out at $700 a year for as long as the points remain.

"The purpose of the civil remedial fees imposed in this section is to generate revenue," the new law states. (Virginia Code 46.2-206.1)

Driving as little as 15 MPH over the limit on an interstate highway now brings six license demerit points, a fine of up to $2500, up to one year in jail, and a new mandatory $1050 tax. The law also imposes an additional annual fee of up to $100 if a prior conviction leaves the motorist with a balance of eight demerit points, plus $75 for each additional point (up to $700 a year). The conviction in this example remains on the record for five years.

Other six-point convictions include "failing to give a proper signal," "passing a school bus" or "driving with an obstructed view." The same $1050 assessment applies, but the conviction remains on the record for eleven years.

MORE:  http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/18/1818.asp

Dulles, Virginia toll road officials attempt to take $1200 from elderly woman for $12.80 in tolls she already paid.

The 85-year-old accused of running tolls without paying for them was relieved of the threat of fines last week after Loudoun County General District Court Judge Julia Taylor Cannon dismissed the case. The woman, Dorothy Neumann, had run four tolls on the Dulles Greenway last September, for which the Greenway administration sought to pursue criminal charges and a $1,000 fine.

MORE: http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2007/06/21/news/fp899stoll062107.txt