Immigration Scuffle: Jan Brewer vs. Hillary Clinton

Cartoon of "Mexico" and Obama Discussing Arizona's Potential
Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona and vehement immigration opponent, has taken on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent report sent to the United Nations’ Human Rights Commissioner by the State Department.  Apparently, Brewer is steamed at the move toward “internationalism” and is trying to protect her state from charges of racial profiling, a thinly veiled accusation included in the report.

Brewer was pretty adamant in her, uh, request that Arizona’s immigration law pretty much requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone they encounter “enforcing other laws” be removed.

The federal government, however, views its legal challenge to the law as a prime example of how it’s addressing possible human rights violations.

From Yahoo News:

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is “downright offensive” that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years.

“The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to ‘review’ by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional,” Brewer wrote.

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Spoof of Belle Really Funny … But Brings up Some Serious Points

So a recent YouTube craze involves “Advice From a Cartoon Princess,” which takes themes from “princess” films and plays them up in a way that makes the movies themselves—and the heroines portrayed therein—utterly ridiculous.

A few months ago, we ran a piece on the arguably misogynistic message sent by Disney princesses, which are not exactly empowering to women. Through the wonders of YouTube, this is being brought to the next level.

I should probably start out here by saying that Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. First, Belle has brown hair, not the more traditional blonde or raven locks usually idealized by the stereotypical damsel in distress. Also, she’s a bookworm—totally love Belle.

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Father of Adolescent Girl Puts His Foot Down … But Did He Go Too Far?

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Missing Hoarder Found Dead in Her Junk Room

We all probably know some packrats … I know I do (and might be a little bit guilty of being a bit of one). However, I’ve always written it off as kind of a harmless vice, an almost eccentric habit.

Yeah, well, turns out I was wrong. Billie Jean James, a woman from Las Vegas and a known “hoarder,” was missing for four months—that’s 120 days—and nobody could find her despite pretty massive search attempts.

Well, you can probably see where this one’s going …

From AOL News:

Billie Jean, 67, went missing from her home in April, according to a local ABC affiliate. Bill James says he woke up from a nap and could not find his wife anywhere.

He assumed that she had wandered away. She had recently had a mini-stroke that left her disoriented, and he worried that she had suffered another.

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