From the monthly archives:

February 2008

Is Tennessee Really Number 2?

by Ryan on February 19, 2008

I haven’t been watching college basketball this year so I am in no way qualified to make an educated post. I heard that the Tennessee Vols are ranked number 2 in college basketball this season and I couldn’t help but think it was the Lady Vols, but in fact, it’s the men. Crazy…I am willing to bet that they don’t make the final four, any takers?

UPDATE:  The Vols lost in the first round of the 2008 NCAA tourney.

Illegal Immigration Via Plane

by Ryan on February 9, 2008

I just returned from a 2.5 week trip to Mexico. Such a lovely country…A random thought on immigration…it’s really a “I just don’t get it question”. Here it goes: If so many Mexican citizens are willing to risk their lives crossing over the border into the USA by foot or in the backs of trucks or by other dangerous measures, while foreign visitors to the USA with a passport can simply board a plane to the US and enter our country and visit for 2 weeks or whatever the limit on days is for a visit / vacation and then fly back to their respective home countries, then Why Don’t Mexicans just get a passport and a $250 ticket to Los Angeles, fly to the USA, walk through customs as visitors, and then never go back?  It can’t be because the $250 is tough for them to come up with because with the way I saw money and cash and goods and services being exchanged in Mexico, most folks should be able to save up $250 in no time.  So what’s the reason? For judgmental folks out there, I am totally not advocating illegal immigration, I just don’t understand why immigration via plane isn’t a popular method or a popular target of the media.