I Yam What I Yam

Popeye the Sailor Man was a popular cartoon when I was a kid. He was one of my heroes, because he had no pretense. His motives were transparent. He was just a simple sailor, and I dreamed of sailing the seas. He had a funny accent, he said “yam” for “am”. His song was simple:…

On Breaking Up Families

There are lots of ways to discuss what happens when someone is arrested. You can focus on the actual story … or you can focus on the human tragedy. Sadly, CNN always goes for the wrong story … here is their opener. A 13-year-old girl wailed as immigration agents took her handcuffed father away in a black car.…

Always More To Learn About The Law

I heard the other day that it is not a criminal offense to be an illegal alien, it is a civil offense. Being an ever-curious fellow, I looked it up. To my surprise, the answer is … both. From Findlaw: Improper Entry Is a Crime To be clear, the most common crime associated with illegal…

Work Americans Won’t Do

I keep hearing that the reason that we need workers from Mexico and Central America to pick our crops is because working in the fields is “work that Americans won’t do”. I say that that sentence is chopped off in midstream. How do I know that’s only half a sentence? Because that was the first work I ever did. I worked summers all through…

Warning: Package Contains Judges, Three Each, So-Called

I see that the President has referred to the judge in the Immigration Executive Order (EO) as a “so-called” judge. I thought this was unfortunate, not to mention bad tactics … but after listening to the oral arguments about the EO, I understood more about where he was coming from. The astounding part to me was that both…

Guilt, Innocence, and Vladimir

Well, the chatterati won’t give it a rest. I like to see what all sides of the aisle have been making of the Trump interview, so I tuned in to The Late Show With Steven Colbert. He played a bit from the interview where President Trump asked a question that has been setting the Democrats’…