Got a couple of ducks this weekend. During my drive back I saw a kid holding one of those "come to our store" signs and doing a little dance on the street corner. I was at a stop light and noticed that there were numerous folks in their cars laughing and shaking their heads at the guy.
I wonder how many of those same folks who hand out money to a bum on the freeway onramp? As far as I'm concerned there is dignity in any type of work and good for this kid for being out there.
Speaking of employment, BOLI has put something in the Register Guard to help employers with their questions. Questions like "how can I verify if my employees are legally entitled to work" are covered. No wait, it's "These posters are available in English and Spanish." Silly me.
In the arena of Spanish speakers, most of Oregon wants to deport the illegal aliens from this country, DHS wants to deport a 2 year-old American citizen. Is Janet Reno the new acting director for this state agency or what?
In Fishwrapper-speak the home where the boy will be going is going to also be home to his father:
"Martinez had been scheduled for release from prison last month after serving time for a drug-related crime. The attempted rape convictions involved a teenage girl."
Drug related crime? Did he have a joint in his pocket or was he cooking meth in the nursery room? Of course, if you are a DHS spokesmouth then Martinez here constitutes a "safe and loving" situation.
And finally, if anyone has private fields they hunt geese in and want to invite me...