Archive for May, 2010

U.S. v ARIZONA

May 27, 2010

Prior to 2008, undocumented immigration into Mexico was considered a criminal offense punishable by up to two years in prison.  It has since been decriminalized.  However, Article 67 of Mexico’s Population Law still reads, “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal … are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”  Hmmm, not unlike Arizona’s S.B. 1070 except in Arizona there must be a reason beyond simple suspicion of illegal presence for authorities to pose the question.

In Mexico, undocumented immigration is now a minor offense punishable by fines equivalent to about $475 to $2,400.  Though there is no judge to sentence jail time, detention in the proverbial Mexican jail still occurs until the fine is paid.  Personal checks not accepted.

Given the above facts, how is it that President Felipe Calderon can lecture the U.S. Congress on how unfair the Arizona law is to law breakers?  Why would congress even waste the taxpayers’ time listening?

President Obama, after being harangued about the illegal immigration problem along our Southwestern states has ordered National Guard troops to the area.  He is so committed to stemming the flow that he is sending 20% of the number G.W. Bush deployed on a temporary basis in 2006.  Mexico’s President Calderon objects to the use of troops to defend against the intruders, even though his country does the same to guard their borders.

The Guard troops sent by Bush could not stop, detain or arrest human or drug smugglers.  They’re positioning was to observe and direct border patrol to areas of activity.  That was when the invaders were more lightly and less frequently armed.  Today, the smugglers shoot to kill land owners and innocent civilians encountered along their trails and passes.  They use military style automatic weapons, often on full auto to express command.

Even in the war zone of Afghanistan, our soldiers must hold their fire and demonstrate “courageous restraint” in battle.  They can even receive a medal for not acting in a war-like fashion.  Just what will be the restraints on the 1,200 National Guard troops now?  We don’t know, and probably don’t want to know, how this administration is planning their military cutbacks and population control.  The drug cartels will consider these troops as targets used for old ammunition expenditure or dialing in their scopes.

At the same time, a team of Justice Department attorneys is mounting a challenge to the Arizona state law.  The draft complaint says that the Arizona enforcement impedes federal law.  Arizona insists that it assists federal law.

John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.  It’s as if he said, “We aren’t doing the job for which we’re being paid and we’re still getting paid.  What makes you think we might help you do our job, Arizona?”


In another border state:

According to a security expert who reportedly saw a memo, the Department of Homeland Insecurity issued a BOLO for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico and Texas.  This memo came after the indictment, of a Somali man in Texas accused of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border, was recently unsealed.

Obama continues to ignore pleas from Texas (Bush 41 & 43 home state) for more security along the Mexican border.

Do you feel safe now?

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A DAY IN THE NEWS: YOU DIDN’T SEE ON MSNBC!

May 19, 2010

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the first of several cabinet officials scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill this week, admitted the government has “limited capability and expertise” in dealing with such disasters in very deep water.

Gee, this administration has limited capability and expertise in dealing with anything other than how to turn taxpayer dollars into personal pocket cash.

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It remains a mystery how President Obama’s Aunt Zeituni’s legal team got the immigration judge to reverse himself on deportation, but the White House insists the president had nothing to do with it.  And I believe the White House!

Nice person or not, she broke the law; she defied a deportation order and continued to receive public assistance as an illegal alien.  This move sets precedent for allowing every illegal immigrant, whether here on expired visas or simply never bothered to get one, to remain in the country.  They can accept public housing subsidies, Welfare payments, Medicare, ROP training and education, transportation assistance, child care and myriad other entitlement programs.  A perfect first step toward Immigration Reform.

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There was some rich irony at the White House today — President Obama signed the Press Freedom Act, and then promptly refused to take any questions.

The government is free to receive information about you.  You just can’t get any truth out of the government.  Next up: The Fairness Doctrine.

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The notorious and formerly funny movie director Woody Allen is apparently frustrated with the cumbersome operations of American democracy too.

“I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”  “It would be good…if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly,” Allen said.

Aren’t we already there?  Doesn’t anybody believe in the checks and balances built into the Constitution any more?

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Nancy Pelosi has suggested that aspiring musicians devote all their time to their perceived talent, giving up their “day jobs” that provide subsistence and health coverage.  Pelosi felt quite comfortable saying that the “taxpayers would fund their health care coverage”.

It’s like saying to the American public “let us make you the tired, the hungry and the huddled masses”.  Socialists want to control every aspect of our lives.  The more they can cause us to take from the benevolent government the more dependent upon them we will all become.  Of course, there will be some people trying to rise above others through hard work or by using their intelligence.  The government will tax them out of their goals and dreams or incorporate them as extension entities.

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Obama State Dept. tells Communist China: AZ Immigration Law Is Indication of ‘Troubling Trend’ of ‘Discrimination’ in U.S.

Then Obama bowed and kissed the ring of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

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Buried in the recently passed health-care reform bill is a new law granting one of the nation’s largest corporate lobbyists what it has been targeting for years: Death to its competition, and, consequently, a heavy blow to patient choice.

Section 6001 of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is responsible for Obamacare’s first casualties: a reported 60 physician-owned hospitals, which had promised to offer an innovative alternative to big, corporate and non-profit facilities, but under the new law are now “virtually destroyed,” according to advocates. Another 200-plus doctor-owned hospitals already in existence may soon be put out of business by the health-care reform law.

Your future health is in good hands!

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Arizona’s illegal immigrant population is costing the state’s taxpayers even more than once thought — a whopping $2.7 billion in 2009, according to researchers at the public interest group that helped write the state’s new immigration law.

President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley all derogate the Arizona immigration law.

Oops, just like the health care bill, none of them has read it!

BAD, BAD ARIZONA

May 14, 2010

Liberals in high places have hijacked the country when we were all looking.  They are ego struck and taking advantage of positioning.  Because there is a progressive president and congress, there is a pervasive understanding amongst all progressives that they have the only correct answer.  As with most liberals, there is no consideration and certainly no tolerance for differing opinions.

Los Angeles City Council proudly and loudly claims one of the largest “immigrant” populations of the United States.  They are speaking, of course, of the illegal alien denizens.  They remain silent on the fact that the city also has the highest criminal and gang activity among the same residents.  They voted to boycott city business dealings with Arizona over enforcement of existing federal laws.  That’s one thing.  Politicians are welcome to have a say about other political doings.  Apparently, “We the People”, the citizens of the country, the employers of the politicians no longer have that same voice.

There is a definite line drawn between religion and government in our state run schools.  Morals, ethics and principles, were long ago removed from the education system and replaced with political and social ideology indoctrination.  These venues of “education” feed the unformed minds of our youth and inject the children with socialist, Marxist thinking and deeds.  They inoculate against free thinking and exploration of ideas.  The political philosophies professed create dictatorships, tyranny, poverty and desperation; huge government structures lording over the lower class, taking from the poor all they earn and replacing it with stipends.

An Illinois high school girl’s basketball team is being denied the opportunity to travel to Arizona for a tournament.  The team has worked hard and won their first conference title in 26 years only to have their reward sucked out of them purely for political purposes.  Prior teams have enjoyed trips to the “Human Rights Capital of the World”…China.  Apparently, China’s philosophy coincides with the policies and philosophies of progressive school administrators.

A San Diego, CA school district unanimously passed a resolution restricting school employees from traveling to Arizona on official business.  The school district is effecting a boycott against a state.  (I have to wonder if the resolution was worded in English!)

Progressives cause all the dissention and in-fighting with their refusal to accept and follow the base laws of this country.  Congress continues to draft and pass laws, never intending to enforce them.  They write laws simply to appropriate monies that can then be lost in the system.  It is camouflage for taking from the poor, and what’s now left of the middle income class, to benefit the rich despite the stated objectives.

The proud and patriotic Americans must regain normalcy and control of the country.  The elite in D.C. have no interest in allowing the once great opportunities that the United States of America once offered.  The social justice sought by our elected officials will ultimately collapse the economies of all countries.  It will inevitably lead to a greater separation of society by creating only two classes of people throughout the globe…those who govern and those who slave on behalf of the governors.

Arizona’s newest law is not about race and it’s not about immigration.  It is about the economic survivability of a state.  It is about following and enforcing the laws currently in existence and balancing the budget.  It is about using legal residents’ tax dollars for the benefit of legal residents.  If other governing bodies would recognize this and institute similar practices, we might be able to return to a flourishing economy far sooner than currently projected.

Boycotting trade with Arizona might have unsought repercussions.  Billions of dollars worth of business is transferred between states for sporting events alone.  Right now, we need as much cash flow in the economy as possible.  Travel and tourism is vital to all states, cities and many communities.  Arizonans take vacations and hold business conventions around the nation.  Reciprocal boycott behavior can only harm the nation at large.

Especially in these, times we must act and react rationally, not emotionally.

THEY’RE AT IT AGAIN – STILL

May 12, 2010

Based solely on what I personally have been able to observe over the past few years, the progressive wing of the Democrat party is scheming on the November elections.  Moderate and even conservative Republicans seem to pay no attention to the movement.  The sad part is, if I’m right, nobody else is paying attention to the moves.  Illegal immigration, statehood for Puerto Rico and the pullback of Democrats in virtually every major race tells me there’s a coup in the works.  Progressives don’t care about the individual battles.  In fact, they will give away all battles to meet the larger objective.

I’ll go out on a limb here.  Between now and November be prepared to see a lot of spending obligations.  I mean a lot!  The progressives will purposely throw the election only to blame conservatives for every negative that happens between November 2010 and November 2012.  The plot is to retain Obama’s presidency and continue to destroy the country…and perhaps the world, as we have known it.  Obama calls it “fundamental reformation”.

A $200 billion, multiyear unemployment benefit extension is on the table right now.  That, in its self, will probably be sufficient to stifle job growth in the private sector.  Currently, wages are so low that formerly employed workers and professionals can actually get more money from unemployment than they would receive by returning to their trade or occupation.  Progressives want to keep it that way.

In spite of all the huge lender bailouts (including Fannie and Freddie) that were supposed to help people refinance their homes, proportionately few people are able to accomplish the refi.  When it fails, they are stuck making up past payments withheld on advice of the lender.  With credit ratings trashed because part of the refi process is making no payment or forbearance payments, it is then impossible to complete the cycle.  Increased interest because of lower FICO scores when purchasing anything on time, a car for example, can make the difference whether to purchase or not.  This financial debacle will only worsen over time and look nasty by 2012.  Hang on conservatives and moderates in congress, blame is coming for refusing to spend more.  To date it has all been Bush’s fault.

Continued government growth, statehood for Puerto Rico and amnesty for illegal immigrants will add to the financial burden we are experiencing.  It will also give progressives more power with the anticipated liberal votes.  The majority of illegal aliens here currently are undereducated and capable only of menial labor tasks to provide their income.  That means few tax dollars and more government subsistence payments and entitlement programs.  More government dependents will guarantee the continued economic collapse in this country.

We’re snowballing now.  More government employees making (not necessarily earning) an average 140% of what comparable civilian wages once were, with enhanced taxpayer paid benefits requires a greater private industry economy to fund government.  Instead of building the employment base in the private sector, though, virtually all new jobs are in the public sector while the private sector is still losing them.  A federal deficit to GDP ratio of +/-80% and more unfunded spending coming at us daily can only mean that Greece and Italy are not far ahead of us when it comes to frustrated and riotous citizens.

Think about it for a minute.  If you, personally, had a debt to income ratio of 80% you couldn’t buy a pack of gum on time with fifty cents down.  You certainly couldn’t buy a home, and interest alone on a car or replacement refrigerator would make you think twice about the need.  Moreover, if you took on more debt while your income was dropping…well you get the picture.  Unless something changes for the positive soon, members of the Triad Society are going to show up for payment.

We, the American people are rapidly becoming enslaved, beholden to the government, and are being sold down the Potomac by this administration and this congress.  Again, I advise that a change of congress in 2010 is only the first step toward recovery.  It may take an act of impeachment for treason (wantonly violating the trust of the citizens and desecrating the Constitution) and definitely a conservative figurehead to unwind the debasing done in just 16 months.  We can only hope that some of the devastation is salvageable.

LISTEN TO ME, AND ONLY ME!

May 10, 2010

FOX News, talk radio and others help disseminate political information.  However, the word they spread is not the word Obama’s propaganda machine chooses to have you hear.  Obama recently chided personal communication devices and the Internet for allowing people to hear different viewpoints.  In a commencement address at Hampton University in Virginia, he cautioned the matriculating students against exposing themselves to information presented through the above listed media.  “With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said.

In virtually the next sentence, he expressed a need for extended comprehensive education.  The man is his own a lesson plan on contradictions.  Just get your information from the sources he controls and recommends!

What I hear him saying in cases like this is, “If you want the truth, it can only come from my teleprompter via me or one of my special appointments or the lapdog news source of my choosing.  There is no need to verify my word, for I am President.  However, it is imperative to challenge any other information through one of my sources, we’ll set you straight.”

But then again, when he was campaigning for president and said he was going to “fundamentally transform America”; that the federal government would provide many new costly programs to benefit a few people, I heard “Your wallet is going to deflate rapidly and your living standard is about to collapse.”

The Robin Hood professions of taking from the rich and giving to the poor ended as soon as he took office.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and TARP went to bail out multi-billion dollar financial institutions and insurance agencies and unions that had contributed heavily to the DNC and Obama presidential campaign.

The money for those programs is going to come from wealthy individuals, current and future working people and Welfare recipients in the form of higher prices on everything.  Higher taxes will cause those increases.  That taxation knows no wealth or income bounds.  To be sure, the cost rises will inordinately affect people of lower income and savings; those who can least afford them.

The lyrics, people, listen to the lyrics.  Don’t be caught just bobbing your head to the melody!  Don’t be intimidated by scripted warnings.  Be sure to listen to some country or jazz as well as rap and hip-hop.