Letter to my Reps

Here's what I sent to New Hampshire's senators, and my—sigh—Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter:

I hope you will oppose the so-called "compromise" Kennedy/Kyl immigration bill.

I recently read that it got rid of any requirement for illegal immigrants paying their back taxes and penalties to the IRS. This transforms a merely bad bill to one that's completely unacceptable. It's a kick in the face to just about any law-abiding taxpayer.

Just say no. The status quo is better than this bill.

I'm not sure how effective this will be—I'm pretty sure that voting-wise, Congresswoman Shea-Porter listens to Nancy Pelosi far more carefully than she does her constituents—but it couldn't hurt.

From the story linked above:

"I can tell you, most law-abiding taxpayers would find that provision totally distasteful," [spokesman for the National Taxpayers Union Pete Sepp] said about the decision not to seek back taxes. "I doubt that many citizens are willing to swallow that special treatment."
I think that's a definite contender for Understatement of the Year.

28 Weeks Later

[Amazon Link] [3.0
stars] [IMDb Link]

I coulda gone to see Spider-Man 3, but Pun Son is a devotee of zombie movies, and I'd heard good things about this, so …

Unfortunately, nothing special for me here. It's competently made, but (personally speaking) I don't enjoy movies with plots of the type which this is, of which I can't tell you, because to tell you would involve a major spoiler. If you catch my drift, and it's OK if you don't. I liked the predecessor better.

Well, no big deal. It's not as if I set fire to those sixteen dollars, I guess.

And your mileage may vary; Reihan Salam, for example, deemed "one of the best movies I've ever seen, and certainly the best I've seen in a long while." He goes on (accurately enough) about the acting talent, but it seems to me the acting here runs the limited range between (a) terrified and (b) incredibly pissed off, with one small foray into (c) brave but doomed.

Last Modified 2014-12-01 5:20 AM EDT