My adventures promoting my books on the streets of Brooklyn, and my thoughts on books, film and current events.
It's time for the network news broadcasts to go into panic mode - a heat wave is on the way. Expect updates and tips every few minutes. It's hot in the summer - who knew?
I get a lot of political emails from friends. While I enjoy them, I don't pass most on. I made an exception with the following. If there is a good counter argument to this, I'm not aware of it. I'm not against illegal immigration, but I am against illegals getting government services:
The owner of the Phoenix Suns Basketball team, Robert Sarver, came out strongly opposing Arizona's new immigration laws. Governor Jan Brewer released the following statement in response to Sarver's criticism: "What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected. Furthermore, what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?"
Touche. The email then listed many instances in which Americans had to produce photo ID. The only thing missing was a response from Sarver. That would have been interesting. Then again, such data is issued to win hearts and minds and influence the election, and there are often omissions and additions to the arguments. I have to say, though, that this one hit it out of the park.
I thank the kind folks who made purchases today at the floating book shop. I'm not expecting much the next two days, given the forecast. Then again, I've been surprised many times since I've begun selling books on the street.
Visit Vic’s sites:
Vic’s Third Novel (Print or Kindle): http://tinyurl.com/7e9jty3
Vic’s Website: http://membershttp://members.tripod.com/vic_fortezza/Literature/
Vic’s Short Story Collection (Print or Kindle): http://www.tiny.cc/Oycgb
Vic’s 2nd Novel: http://tinyurl.com/6b86st6
Vic’s 1st Novel: http://tiny.cc/94t5h
Vic’s Screenplay on Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/cyckn3f