Best of the West Ribb Cook Off!

Last weekend I got a chance to visit Reno, Nevada were they have the Best of the West Ribb Cook Out! I stuffed my face with championship ribbs all day! THey had some of the best, most tender pork ribbs you could ever imagine! And the sauces & seasonings…oh man, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
While I was at the ribb cook off, I walked around & meet a few art vendors that have some incredible art! I met Lawrene with the “The Glass Connection” and she has some incredible stained glass pieces that would light up any room with color on a sunny day! We also ran into Hue from “Metal Souls” who makes figures out of nuts, bolts, screws and metal piping – very interesting. Their were a few metal fabricators who made outdoor sculptures for your yard, as well.

After I stuffed my face with ribbs, I headed downtown to see a Baseball game with the Reno Aces, AAA affiliate for the Diamondbacks. I saw Brett Butler and was able to get his attention long enough to get his autograph on a baseball. I remember watching him at Candlestick when I was younger and it was such a treat to shake the hand of a future Hall of Fame Baseball player.

Best of the West Rib Cook Off in Reno, Nevada

Illegal Aliens

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who works for the Federal Justice Department about illegals and immigration. He told me he would forward me an email that he received that will put it in perspective for everybody to understand the issue. Here is the email he sent:

JOE vs. JOSE
You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”. Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California . Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted. Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.

Ready? Now pay attention…

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0 0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0..00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has 9,631 .00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?
If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens…
We need to keep this going–we need to make changes ASAP!
You are part of the problem!