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Can't Sing the National Anthem Right? It's Jail For You

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Politics 
That's the word out of the Philippines, where the lower house of government just voted unanimously (196 to 0) to enact a bill that would prevent people from doing their own version of the national anthem, "Lupang Hinirang" (Beloved Land), and doing other "unpatriotic acts".  The senate is getting ready to vote on that same law before the end of the week.  The bill's majority author, Salvador Escudero, says he's tired of artists and singers changing the beat, melody, and even words in the nati...
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Plastic Bags Can Stay, For Now At Least

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, In : Politics 
California's legislature had a long night on August 31 as just before midnight it rejected a measure brought before it to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.  Part of the conflict involved a heated debate over how much California wants to control people's personal choices.  Already on the books in the state are such laws as forcing the caloric content of food to be displayed prominently and the banning of soft drink vending machines on school grounds.  Part of this proposed plastic bag ban ...
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Obama Signs Border Security Bill

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Politics 
President Obama signed a $600 million border security bill this morning in the Oval Office with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at his side.  If there ever was a more clueless couple in this world, I've yet to hear about it.  The bill calls for hiring 1,000 new Border Patrol Agents and more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  We don't need more Border Patrol agents.  We need armed guards sitting atop a 30 foot wall betwe...
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Is Anti-Prop 8 Judge Gay?

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : Politics 
So what if he is?  Does it matter?  Of course not, but some digging has been done in Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker's past by gay-bashing people.  The San Francisco Chronicle has run an article questioning the judge's sexual orientation and some sources say that Walker's membership in a powerful men-only club that once denied membership to blacks is further proof of him being gay.  Walker has also ruled in favor of gays on several lawsuits, and this is stoking the fires of tose who opposed ga...
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"America's Toughest Sheriff" Says He'll Arrest Protesters

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In : Politics 
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his tough enforcement will continue when the new Arizona anti-illegal immigration law goes into effect on July 29.  He says he will arrest any protesters who disrupt the community and throw them in jail.  Arpaio is famous for keeping inmates under rough but not inhumane conditions.  There is no air conditioning for inmates his department holds captive, most of them living in tents.  He also has those inmates dress in pink outfits to make them stand out ...
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Arizona Immigration Law Working Ahead of Implementation

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, July 26, 2010, In : Politics 
Even before the new Arizona immigration law goes into effect, it's having the desired results.  It's estimated that over 100,000 illegal immigrants have fled the state over the last few weeks.  This past weekend, Hispanic residents in Phoenix and Tuscon were holding sidewalk sales to turn their belongings into cash that they intend to use to leave Arizona.  Unfortunately for California, a large portion of illegals say they intend to move to San Francisco and Orange County's Santa Ana, both kn...
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North Korea Threatens Again

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 23, 2010, In : Politics 
Statements by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought a harsh response from North Korea.  Clinton urged Asian nations to impose new, stronger sanctions against North Korea in the wake of that country's sinking of a South Korean warship in March.  The North countered with a statement that such a move would draw a "physical response" against a joint U.S.-South Korea military drill.  The United States wants to curb North Korea's nuclear development because any nation with nuclear capabilities...
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Arizona Law Gets Support From Other States

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, July 15, 2010, In : Politics 
The new Arizona immigration law that President Obama is trying to squash is gaining support by leaps and bounds.  Cities and counties across the U.S. are voting to back the western desert state, much to the chagrin of those who are here illegally, and now a powerful group of entire states is lining up in Arizona's corner.  Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox filed a legal brief on July 14 on behalf of his state and partners Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota...
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Obama Clueless About What Americans Want

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 9, 2010, In : Politics 
President Obama has no idea what his country wants, and that has never been more clearly revealed than by his stance about Arizona's proposed immigration enfoecement law.  That law, due to become effective later this month, makes it a crime to be in Arizona if you are an illegal immigrant, which is a federal law anyway.  Obama's administration is filing suit against Arizona to block implementation of that law despite the fact that across the country there is growing support for the state's st...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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