Sarah Palin’s Alaska Week Three

28 11 2010

Week three of Sarah’s Alaska. Tonight we got an introduction to more of the Palin clan, and a more in-depth look at the Palin family fishing business.

So what did all of you think of this episode? I have some positive comments but I would like to hear from you first.


Obama’s Life Threatened

26 11 2010

Well- well- well-, it seems the nut crazy folks are not from the Tea-Parties or Conservatives after all. Its Obama’s very own people that want him dead!


Michael Stephen Bowden, an elderly veteran, has been arrested after threatening to kill President Obama, according to multiple reports. Bowden was detained in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

According to WYFF, a Secret Service affidavit alleges that Bowden told a Veterans Affairs nurse that he felt suicidal and that he was “thinking of traveling to Washington, D.C., to shoot the president because he was not doing enough to help African Americans.”

WLOX reports that Secret Service agents followed up with Bowden at his home, at which point the elderly veteran wrote a harrowing sworn statement in which he claimed, “If I had the opportunity to put Obama against the wall and shoot him, I would.”

According to the affidavit (PDF link), Bowden also “admitted to telling the Veterans Administration clinic nurse he had suicidal thoughts at times, and if he could kill anyone ‘I would kill, if possible, the President, for what he has done to this country.”

The affidavit also alleges that Bowden had three semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle near his bed.

WYFF reports that Bowden, a former New York City policeman and firefighter, has been charged with threats against the president.

Happy Thanksgiving To All

24 11 2010

With all we have lost, we still need to give thanks for being the best country in the world. While sitting around with your family eating our blessed bounty, remind them that all we have can be lost if we are not mindful of the freedoms we must protect. God bless all of you on our day of giving thanks.


 Remember to save God a seat at your table this year. After all, we would not be the country of plenty without him.

Happy Thanksgiving 



Sarah Palin’s Alaska Week Two

21 11 2010

Lets keep up with the program until it ends and see if, and/or why attitudes change towards Sarah.

Just a quick personal note: I have read all kinds of mean-spirited tripe from progressives and country-club Republicans since her show last Sunday, and my wife and I have talked about all the garbage. We have come to one conclusion that’s much different from the Palin haters… Considering her kids have such a high-profile Mom, the kids seem very normal and well adjusted. If any of you have had to raise teenagers you know what I’m talking about.

Looking forward to comments about tonights show.


Palin Targeted: White Powder Mailed to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

21 11 2010

This is getting rediculous. What was once termed BHS – Bush Hatred Syndrome has now transferred to PHS – Palin Hatred Syndrome.

Story here…


Terrorists 1 – USA 0

19 11 2010

This has puzzled me for the past few days because once the announcement was made that Ahmed Ghailani had been found guilty of only one minor charge, I expected the media to pounce on Obama’s decision to try him in a civilian court. But then we got >>> ***crickets*** chirping.

Why only a few people have spoken up about this is a mystery to me. Could it be that Americans don’t understand what happened here? I don’t know. If I had more pull with the media in this country I would be shaping the argument along these lines… “Today the Terrorists fought us in court and they WON”.

Eric Holder and Barack Obama need to be held accountable for this massive screw-up, but it seems that not many people really care. I care, and I’m saddened that many do NOT care. Below is a copy of one persons thoughts from an another blog. Notice how this person, who claims to be upset about the verdict, doesn’t show any anger or passion.

God help us if we have lost our will to fight.


Obama and Holder got there way and tried former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court. Not guilty in federal court on more than 280 charges in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The best witness for the prosecution was not allowed to testify because they found out about him while getting Ghailani to talk.

Ghailani was the explosives buyer allegedly. 
From the article below: 
“The day before the bombings, Ghailani boarded a one-way flight to Pakistan under an alias, prosecutors said. While on the run, he spent time in Afghanistan as a cook and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and later as a document forger for Al Qaeda, authorities said.”

Thankfully they did pin one charge on him or he would be exonerated completely.
He was found guilty for only one charge, conspiracy to destroy government buildings.

God Bless Texas!

18 11 2010

There may be hope for the younger generation in the USA after all. Well, at least those coming from Texas. It seems that in-state tuition prices being offered to Illegals is not as popular in Texas as they are in hopeless California.


Texas A&M Students Protest Tuition Break for Illegals

In Texas, however, the tuition struggle between legal and illegal residents is being fought out in a different venue: the student Senate at Texas A&M University.

According to one press report, the position of the students’ representatives is very clear. The actions of the student Senate are non-binding on the university, but as Hilary Albrecht, the speaker of the Senate, told The Battalion:

The decision of the vote would not bind the University in any way, but it would reflect the opinion of the student body…. If the bill passes, it would recommend to Texas A&M University to lobby the state government to discontinue in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

Although the student body has no authority to exclude any illegal alien from having access to “in-state” tuition rates, by a 48-21 vote on November 3, the student Senate approved SB 63-11. The bill resolved:

(1):    That it is the opinion of the students of Texas A&M University that persons residing in the United States illegally should not receive in-state tuition at Texas A&M; and,
(2):    The Texas A&M Student Government Association, on behalf of the students of Texas A&M University, opposes any — current, proposed, or future — local, state, or federal legislation or law that would give in-state tuition to persons residing in the United States illegally; and,
(3):    That a copy of this legislation shall be sent to the following parties within 14 days of adoption:
Texas A&M University President Bowen Loftin,
TAMU VP for Governmental Relations Michael O’Quinn,
TAMUS Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Stanton Calvert
Texas A&M System Board of Regents,
Texas Governor Rick Perry,
Texas State Representative Fred Brown,
Texas State Senator Steve Ogden,
U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards, and
United States President Barack Obama.

Despite the overwhelming support for SB 63-11 within the student Senate, Student Body President Jacob Robinson vetoed the bill, maintaining it was the responsibility of the Texas Legislature to address the problem of illegal immigration.

The issue of subsidizing the tuition of illegal aliens is such a concern to A&M students because of the enormous subsidy that the state provides for Texans. According to a “Brief on Senate Bill 63-11”:

In-state tuition at Texas A&M costs roughly $5,200, while out-of- state tuition runs $19,600 per year. Studies put Texas’ cost of educating undocumented students as high as $1.65 billion a year, an expense that easily outpaces other costs associated with illegal immigration, such as medical and criminal justice services. The cost of illegal immigration to Texas’ public schools jumps to about $4 billion a year, according to one study, when the immigrants’ children — some of whom were born in the United States and are, therefore, citizens — are counted. In return, their families contribute nearly $1 billion to the state sales and property tax coffers.

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board during the fall semester of 2009, 12,138 students (about 1 percent of all Texas college students) benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, and there are currently 304 illegal aliens attending Texas A&M University. The cost of these illegal students cost the state of Texas nearly $60 million per year.

Texas taxpayers subsidize education at Texas A&M University at 27% of the operating budget. Furthermore, Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer 2008.

Texas is one of nine states that allows illegal aliens who have graduated from high schools within the state to receive “in-state” tuition rates — in fact, Texas even provides financial aid to such students. Arizona State University’s News21 reports:

Nine states that have passed laws that allow undocumented high school graduates to receive in-state tuition rates. They are California, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, New York, Texas, Utah and Washington. Both New Mexico and Texas also offer state financial aid to the undocumented.

Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina have passed laws to prevent undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition and state financial aid….

Federal financial aid is only offered to legal residents.

Jose Luis, an education major at Texas A&M University, is happy to be a Texan. Jose came to the United States with his family on a temporary visa when he was 14 years old. He began attending public schools and became the first in his family to graduate from high school. Thanks to a 2005 state law known as SB 1528, Jose was able to afford college. The law allows all high school graduates in Texas — as well as international students — to receive in-state tuition and state financial aid.

But being a Texan — or an American, for that matter — is not a matter of sentiment, but of citizenship. If there is to be a respect for the rule of law, the rights and privileges of citizenship require the duties of citizenship. Gov. Rick Perry’s signature on SB 1528 severed the vital link between rights and duties; his fellow Aggies are endeavoring, by means of SB 63-11, to call the Governor back to that fundamental understanding of the character of citizenship.

Time To End The War

17 11 2010

I have been writing this piece, on and off, for the past few weeks. Every time I consoled myself to have made a solid decision, I found reasons to put-off drawing that final line-in-the-sand. Most of you know that I’m usually I am a black-and-white sort of thinker, and I will tell anyone that will listen, exactly where I stand on almost any issue. I rarely end up stuck in the grey area, but this time was different. You are about to read why.

Ok, I found my ‘happy place’ again and am now ready to make this pronouncement… “Its time to end our involvement in the war in Afghanistan”.

We originally went into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban, and more importantly to kill or capture Osama Bi Laden, the one person, more than any other that was responsible for the attacks on the USA on 9/11/2001. Well the Taliban is still in existence and Osama is still walking this earth.

Yeah I know, the Taliban is barely hanging on (according to who exactly?), and Osama is holed-up in some cave somewhere in Pakistan (at least this is what the public is told). I want to see Osama dead or behind bars as bad as any American, but it seems we have gone soft and will be thwarted from getting him by using military action because of politics. Our very best chance of killing him came at Tora-Bora and we blew it. Now that we have coalition forces crawling everywhere, we seem to be further away from his capture than ever. If we could seriously go into Pakistan and kick some radical Muslim goat herding butt, we may stand a chance of getting him. But sadly, I don’t see that happening.

We also know about the corruption in Afghanistan that is costing valuable American tax-payer dollars. We are talking tens of BILLIONS of dollars here people, not Monopoly money and this doesn’t even take into account the money we spend daily for prosecuting the war itself.

Now add in the most precious reason for ending our involvement, loss of our Military men/womens lives.

Those are just some of the reasons why I believe we are wasting our time continuing this war for one more day. Now let me give you an idea how we should expand this idea and do it to our advantage.

Bring home 75% of our military from Afghanistan. Adding to this, we need to bring home 50% of all military personnel from our large bases around the world. If we are NOT going to act as the worlds police force, I see no reason to keep our soldiers in countries that don’t really need us.  One exception I see right now is Iraq. It is most definately to our advantage to keep a large force close to Iran because until Iran hangs their leadership, they are a potent direct danger to the USA and the world.

Now, what to do with all these soldiers we bring home…

We build smaller bases all along our southern border and stretch them out from California to the Gulf along the Texas border. Just in the past 9 months alone, some 2,700 people have been murdered in Juarez Mexico, which happens to sit right on our border. There is a war being waged just across our border and it is our governments duty to make damn sure the war does NOT spill over into the USA. How bad is it?…..

Bodies are dangled headless from highway overpasses. Heads turn up in ice chests and trash bags. Corpses are found marked by torture wounds and taunting, hand-scrawled messages. Body parts, rearranged for humiliating effect, are left for all to see.

Mexicans have watched the carnage — at first with horror and disbelief, but increasingly with a stunned fatigue as drug-trafficking gangs try to one-up rivals or scare authorities with new heights of savagery.

Some worry that people could adapt to depravity as the new norm: The nation’s health secretary, Jose Angel Cordova, said last week that, four years into the drug war, Mexico risked becoming a country where “killing someone can be seen as normal or natural.”

One other benefit I see from having our military back home to protect us is, the slow takeover of our government by forces within, probably our most troubling enemy we face. I’m convinced that our military would NOT allow a takeover of our government by forces that try to side-step the Constitution. Keep in mind that our soldiers swear to protect our Constitution, not the president or a ruling party.

Of course I have written a very short version of my thinking process, but I believe I have made a serious case for us bringing home the majority of our Soldiers. One, to dis-entangle ourselves from playing “Global Cop”. Two, to save some serious tax-payer money. Three, to use our soldiers here at home to protect the USA from enemies foreign and domestic.

What do you think?


The Actual Cost Of Illegal Aliens

16 11 2010

I found this very well done piece about the economic effects of Illegals to a town/city/state/country and wanted to share it with everyone. This deserves to be passed around to everyone you know. Its time we stopped playing around while they bankrupt our country!


Illegal Aliens: Economic Consequences

Maywood, California, a small city in Los Angeles County numbering about 45,000 residents, is broke. Such are the city’s dire straits that in June it fired all of its employees and turned police and fire protection over to the county. Officials, naturally, pinned the blame for the situation on decreasing property tax revenues and the national recession, and indeed, they may well provide a small reason the city went under.

But the real reason is this: illegal aliens. As the Los Angeles Times reported in its article on the subject, half the city’s population is illegal and has been for some time. Such is its population of illegals that Maywood proudly declared itself a “sanctuary” city a few years ago. Now, apparently, no one, least of all the city’s Hispanic leaders and activists, got the connection between the city’s worsening plight and the mushrooming number of illegals.

In Santa Ana, 27 miles down Interstate 5, the school district has decided that every one of its 55,000 students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of whether they qualify for the program. At $2 per meal, that’s $39.6 million annually to feed the school system’s mostly Hispanic children before officials buy their first pencil. One can well imagine without looking too deeply that many of these students also are either illegal aliens or the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens.

Extrapolating these two examples across the nation paints a frightening picture: Illegal aliens are not only weakening the country financially, but are also often enticed to come here because of governmental social-welfare programs that should not even exist much less be available to illegal residents. The cost to American taxpayers is billions of dollars. And the federal government, which has responsibility for the nation’s borders, literally does nothing about it. Its official policy is to deport only “criminal” aliens, which means the rest will stay and continue consuming resources via our social-welfare programs. One example: In September, Republicans narrowly defeated an insane plan to permit illegal-alien minors to stay in the country indefinitely if they meet a complex and unenforceable set of criteria. It is called the DREAM Act.

The Latest Reports
Finding good figures on what illegal aliens cost is difficult because public officials typically do not include everything the immigrants consume. In June, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published a report on the cost of illegal immigration that does include everything. It demonstrates the staggering result of the federal government’s paralysis on the border issue. According to FAIR, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $113 billion annually. Broken down, the direct cost to the federal government is about $29 billion, while the states pick up the remaining share of about $84 billion. Illegals cost each household in America, meaning the households of citizens who pay taxes, $1,117. The largest expense for illegals is educating their American-born children, some $52 billion. Not surprisingly, the states with the highest number of illegals also pay the most to feed, educate, house, doctor, and jail them.

California’s price tag for its 2.55 million illegals, FAIR reports, is $21.8 billion annually. As FAIR concludes, the cost of illegals accounts for all of the budget deficits California and New York now face in 2011: “With many state budgets in deficit, policymakers have an obligation to look for ways to reduce the fiscal burden of illegal migration. California, facing a budget deficit of $14.4 billion in 2010-2011, is hit with an estimated $21.8 billion in annual expenditures on illegal aliens. New York’s $6.8 billion deficit is smaller than its $9.5 billion in yearly illegal alien costs.” Conclusion for these two states? Get rid of the illegals, the deficits disappear.

Why did Arizonans pass their controversial law that permitted police to check the immigration status of those with whom they have a lawful contact? It wasn’t just because illegals murder ranchers and are conducting what amounts to open warfare on these beleaguered Southwestern Americans. They are breaking the state financially. According to FAIR, illegals cost Arizonans $2.57 billion annually.

To some, these estimates might seem high, but that is because FAIR calculates the cost by including every program for which illegals are eligible, and importantly, includes the cost of their U.S.-born children. Most calculations leave them out because those children are, they say, U.S. citizens. “We include these U.S. citizen children of illegal aliens because the fiscal outlays for them are a direct result of the illegal migration that led to their U.S. birth,” FAIR reports. “We do so as well in the assumption that if the parents leave voluntarily or involuntarily they will take these children with them. The birth of these children and their subsequent medical care represent a large share of the estimated Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program expenditures associated with illegal aliens.”

As well, FAIR also includes, for instance, the cost that states create by giving aliens in-state college tuition or other forms of tuition assistance. About 60,000 illegals attend college in the 11 states that offer in-state tuition rates, at a cost of $244 million annually.

California: A Case Study
With the most illegal aliens, California is an excellent example of the distorted picture created when legislators and the media misreport the truth. Last year, the Los Angeles Times reported that illegals cost the state about $4 billion to $6 billion annually in three major areas: education, healthcare, and crime.

According to the Times, illegals in the public school system cost just $2.3 billion. But the paper likely didn’t count the U.S.-born children of illegals, also known as anchor babies. The real cost of illegals in California’s public school system, kindergarten through high school, FAIR reports, is $11.1 billion annually.

The Times claimed that 19,000 illegals in the state’s justice system cost taxpayers $834 million. Not so, according to FAIR. The real figure is about $3.2 billion.

The newspaper’s estimate for healthcare was even further off: “The expected state tab for healthcare in fiscal 2009-10 is $703 million for as many as 780,000 illegal immigrants.” Possibly, the paper is claiming that only 780,000 of California’s 2.55 million illegals partake of state healthcare programs and use state healthcare facilities. Even then, the figure would be way off. According to FAIR, medical care for illegals costs Californians nearly $3 billion annually.

Granted, the Times figures are older, but an article published this year would likely show the same major discrepancies.

Figures from L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich sharpen FAIR’s point. According to Antonovich, “In July 2010, $52 million in welfare benefits ($22 million CalWORKs + $30 million in Food Stamps) were issued to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their native-born children in Los Angeles County — representing an increase of $3.7 million from July 2009. This amounts to approximately 23 percent of all CalWORKs and Food Stamp issuances in the County. In 2009, CalWORKs and Food Stamp issuances to illegals totaled nearly $570 million. Based on the monthly figures in 2010, the total cost for the year will exceed $600 million.”

According to Eric Ruark, the lead researcher on the FAIR study, the explanation for the discrepancy between what FAIR and the Times reported, and likely figures most other sources would report, is that public officials “don’t want to count the real costs.”

The Myth of Their Contributions
The FAIR report is an extensive tour through the ledgers of federal and state governments. The states combined spend about $50 billion annually educating illegal aliens or the children of illegals. The states spend $8.7 billion policing and jailing them. The states pay $1 billion annually for illegal-alien mothers to give birth. Those children are, of course, “citizens” who enter the public schools. Uncompensated emergency medical care the states provide to illegals costs the taxpayers $7.5 billion.

Reports from local news media explain the problem. In 2009, readers of the Miami Herald learned this:

Last year, undocumented immigrants visited Jackson [Hospital] 77,415 times, costing the system $38 million in unpaid care. So far this year, 54,858 visits have cost $33 million. That is less than 10 percent of the $500 million the system spends on charity care each year, but more than half of the $56 million that Jackson expects to lose this fiscal year…. To get some of that money, Jackson submitted 2,908 claims in 2008 for $23.4 million. It was reimbursed $543,621.31. [That is a 2.3 percent rate of reimbursement.]

In 2010, the Philadelphia Inquirer disclosed a classic case of “patient dumping,” FAIR reports:

Mrs. Kim is 4-foot-8, speaks no English, and has been in America, illegally, for a decade. She has arthritic knees and can no longer stand. She needs a nursing home. But none will take her. Because of her illegal status, she is ineligible for Medicaid, which pays the bill for two out of every three nursing-home residents.

Without Medicaid, and with no means of her own, she became Abington’s [hospital] problem…. On March 12, after 80 days, the charges — the sticker price that few pay — were $444,208.63. The true cost of her care, said Louis Incognito, Abington’s reimbursement director, was $1,200 a day — $96,000, and rising.

And in January, the Las Vegas Review-Journal divulged the cost of providing kidney care to just a handful of illegal aliens:

Six months after the Review-Journal revealed that 80 illegal immigrants with failing kidneys were running up about $2 million a month in bills for dialysis and other medical treatment at the only publicly supported hospital in Las Vegas, the situation for both patients and taxpayers only continues to worsen…. With four new illegal immigrants now having their dialysis done at UMC’s emergency room — and monthly visits jumping from 216 in August to 243 currently — the billed charges for the 84 illegal immigrants are now at about $2.4 million a month — or $28 million a year.

Medicaid for the U.S.-born children of illegals costs $1.8 billion. The total the states pay to provide medical care for illegal aliens? $10.8 billion.

Illegals contribute virtually nothing to offset this astronomical expense. Their $9.5 billion contribution in federal taxes brings the federal bill for illegals down to about $20 billion, and their paltry $4 billion to state coffers lowers that bill to $80 billion. In short, even counting tax revenues federal and state treasuries receive from illegals, the cost remains at least $100 billion annually. And this cost does not count the added expense of American workers thrown onto unemployment and welfare rolls because illegal aliens take their jobs by working for lower wages. Nor does it account for the diminution of wages among American workers because illegal aliens compete for jobs and, again, are paid less (see sidebar, page 20).

As Maywood Goes, 
So Goes the Country
Maywood, California, then, with an estimated illegal population of 22,500, about half the city’s population, is a microcosm of what happens when illegals become dominant in a city. This dominance did not occur through military conquest; in fact, illegal aliens were actually invited to come (Maywood, recall, is a “sanctuary” city) and then given access to public schools and other social-welfare programs. The illegals’ dominance in Maywood increased too as a result of the flight of many American citizens.

That, of course, has meant more than financial costs to the city. Because of the staggering number of illegals, police caught a disproportionate share of them in parking violations and police roadblocks. So the city, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2006, simply stopped certain police procedures:

First, the city eliminated the Police Department’s traffic division after complaints that officers unfairly targeted illegal immigrants. Then it made it much more difficult for police to tow cars whose owners didn’t have driver’s licenses, a practice that affected mostly undocumented people who could not obtain licenses.

In January, the City Council passed a resolution opposing a proposed federal law that would criminalize illegal immigration and make local police departments enforce [federal] immigration law. Now, some in the community are pushing to rename one of the city’s elementary schools after former Mexican President Benito Juarez and debating measures to improve the lives of illegal immigrants.

Oddly, “Latino” activists complained that police were profiling Hispanics, according to La Prensa of San Diego.

“We are outraged and demand an immediate investigation into growing reports that local law enforcement in Maywood, California appear to be preying on Latino drivers,” said Hector Flores, LULAC National President. “These motorists are being regularly stopped at checkpoints under the guise of traffic safety and losing their vehicles through tactics that smack of nothing less than shameless profiteering at the expense of the poor.”

As observed, one wonders how much profiling the police could have done, inasmuch as nearly 44,000 of the city’s 45,000 residents are Hispanic.

No wonder the city is broke. Given California’s Grecian fiscal condition, the state is headed in the same direction, as are others groaning under the weight of illegal aliens who force the states to cough up $80 billion a year to care for them.

R. Cort Kirkwood is a longtime contributor to The New American. He has been writing about American politics and culture for more than 25 years and has won numerous awards for his writing, design, and artwork.


16 11 2010

Here we go again…..

Below are two articles that can easily be found on the internet that deal with ILLEGAL ALIENS. Please note: I refuse to use made-up phrases to make the phrase ILLEGAL ALIEN somehow more palatable. If you cross our border Illegally, and you are an Alien, then I will forever consider you an ILLEGAL ALIEN. Now back to the articles. Over the last couple of days I have noticed that the ILLEGAL ALIEN issue has been slowly seeping back into the news cycle and it automatically made the hairs on my neck to stand up. Why? Read the two articles below and you will understand.

I will highlight in the color red, sentences and/or words that jump out at me, so this way nobody has to guess at what parts angered me. It is the attitudes in both of these articles that angers me. Why Americans are willing to flush ‘common sense’ down the sewer is beyond me. Unless of course… it is one more way to help bring down the USA!?

This first article is written fairly, even though it points out what some moron who coined the term “New Americans”. The second article has probably been written by either an ILLEGAL ALIEN or a Marxist, or both. Enjoy…


Illegal Immigrants or “New Americans”? D.C. Region at Center of National Debate

The Washington area is a microcosm of the nation’s attitudes on immigration. In January, Virginia’s legislature will consider a wide array of immigration proposals, including legislation mirroring Arizona’s controversial law that requires police to check the immigration status of an individual in any case of reasonable suspicion — which critics say will result in racial profiling.

And Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins was recently named one of the nation’s “toughest” enforcers of immigration law in a Fox News survey of immigration policy experts.

On the other end of the spectrum, Arlington County, where one in four residents was born outside the U.S., was thwarted in a recent effort to withdraw from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s “Secure Communities” program, in which fingerprints of arrestees are added to criminal and immigration databases for the purposes of identifying and deporting “criminal aliens.”

Also, during an October debate, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley repeatedly referred to those in the U.S. illegally as “new Americans,leading rival Bob Ehrlich to ask, “If someone breaks into my house, is that a new member of my family?”

O’Malley’s phrase was a capitulation in a war of euphemisms. In recent years, immigrant rights advocates have managed to convince many that the term “illegal immigrants” is a slur, with such slogans as “no human being is illegal.” Of course, no one is saying that the existence of these individuals is illegal — merely their status as migrants to the United States. The preferred term became “undocumented” Americans.


If illegal immigrants are “undocumented,” shoplifters are merely “unreceipted.” No matter how you phrase it, a law has been violated.

I am deeply sympathetic toward anyone who wants to become an American. My own family came here from Scotland, Ireland and Italy, with only a distant Choctaw relation a true “native.” We live in a nation run by people with names like Obama, O’Malley, Mikulski — and Ehrlich. All of these families started out across the Atlantic.

Those who come here illegally are often embarking on an act of desperation. They often leave behind their families in order to make the arduous journey into the U.S., a journey that is fatal for some. They may be carted across the border in a poorly ventilated truck, or scramble through a desert where water is scarce. Once here, they take the least desirable jobs at the lowest pay, and must constantly fear detection.

But it’s still illegal.

The sad truth is that the United States cannot embrace everyone who wants to come. It is just not economically feasible, no matter how sincere the desire of those who want to come, nor the direness of their circumstances back home.

It would also be unfair to “create a pathway to citizenship” for them, as O’Malley has called for. That would allow the 13 million people who entered this country in violation of U.S. law to get ahead of the millions of others seeking to immigrate through legal means.

AMEN! Gio-

While the government of Mexico likes to kvetch about U.S. deportation policy, Mexico has much harsher immigration rules than the U.S., and a history of corruption and abuse toward those sneaking into Mexico across its own southern border. We are much more open, and more fair, than many of our critics.

A policy that allows many to come to the United States through proper channels — but that tells those who enter illegally that they may be sent back home — is entirely reasonable. Those who don’t like it might cry racism.

That’s why O’Malley, the descendant of legal immigrants, calls illegal immigrants “new Americans.” The number of Latinos in the U.S. has swelled, and now forms a substantial voting bloc. To vote, of course, these Latinos must be citizens, and therefore in the U.S. legally. But those political activists who stand to gain from riling them up point to what they call the inhumane treatment of those who came illegally. And politicians like O’Malley want to win their support.

Many of those illegally entering the U.S. are Latino, though certainly not all. That makes it easy to pretend there is a racial element. And it’s true that Customs and Border Protection is more assertive along the Mexican border than on the Canadian one.

But there’s nothing racist about enforcing what is already a very liberal immigration standard.

Follow P.J. Orvetti on Twitter at @PJOinDC

Bigots Lose: Cali. In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants Upheld

The DREAM Act may have an uncertain future in the dysfunctional senate, soon to be populated with more short-term thinking nativist Republican members, but the state of California is not giving in to bigots. In a first of its kind ruling, the California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law providing undocumented immigrants with in-state tuition under certain circumstances. The high court rebuffed the plaintiffs’ argument that the state law violated a federal law banning educational benefits to illegal immigrants, based solely on residency. Justice Ming W. Chin found the state law constitutional because it “does not treat citizens worse than unlawful aliens.”

The challenge to California’s in-state tuition law was engineered by the virulent anti-immigration activist Kris Kobach, who authored Arizona’s draconian “show me your papers” law.


But the California Supreme Court found Kobach’s arguments did not hold water. The state law provides in-state tuition to all students who have attended high school in the state for three years, even if those students left the state after high school. Accordingly, the court ruled the in-state “exemption is not based on residence in California, which would run afoul of federal law.

The court was also persuaded by the intent of the legislature in drafting the law.

“The Legislature found and declared that ‘[t]here are high school pupils who have attended elementary and secondary schools in this state for most of their lives and who are likely to remain, but are precluded from obtaining an affordable college education because they are required to pay nonresident tuition rates”; and that ‘[t]hese pupils have already proven their academic eligibility and merit by being accepted into our state’s colleges and universities.”’


Besides Kobach, the top bigots in Congress, Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) also supported the challenge to undocumented immigrants receiving in-state tuition, by filing an Amici Curiae brief with the court.


When the Republicans resume control of the House in January, King, who once compared illegal immigrantsto a “cockroach” is expected to become Chair of Subcommittee on Immigration, while Lamar, who advocatesdenying birthright citizenship to”anchor babies,” would take control of the House Judiciary Committee.

Recently, a Republican Hispanic group urged soon to be Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reconsider the appointments of King and Smith to head the panels, because of their hateful rhetoric “that is aimed negatively toward Hispanics.”


The group Somos Republicans, writes: “Steve King and Lamar Smith have adopted extreme positions on birthright citizenship, and promise legislation that would undermine the 14th amendment of the constitution, which both swore an oath to uphold. While it is indeed the duty of the Judiciary and Immigration committees to oversee and enforce existing immigration laws, Representatives Smith and King have engaged in an ill-advised platform and rhetoric that has been perceived as insensitive with their inflammatory “immigration statements,” and this has caused an exodus of Hispanic voters to the Democratic party.”


The California Supreme Court ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Kobach and his fellow nativists should receive a more favorable reception from the divided 5-4 right-wing conservative court.

You can read the court’s entire opinion here.

Sarah Palin’s Alaska

15 11 2010

Like many of you, I sat down tonight with my family to watch the new TLC reality show called ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’.

Now for those of you that are wondering, “why is Gio discussing this on his blog’, let me explain. This woman may be running for the Presidency in the future and I would like to see her up close and personal. I’m hoping this show allows me, and millions of other viewers get that look. So far, she is exactly what I expected, and I am not disappointed.

Knowing what I thought about Sarah and/or her new show is kind of boring so I would like to know what others thought of it.

If you too watched the first installment, I would be very interested in hearing your honest opinions. Feel free to talk about any and all aspects of the first show. Please, I ask only of one thing… if you are one of those Sarah haters, just move along and graze on other pastures.


Investigate George Soros?

12 11 2010

Or… “How to take down the worlds most dangerous man”

Glenn Beck has put together quite a list of damning information that makes George Soros look like a cold-hearted but calculated enemy of the United States. Volumes of this info has been put on Glenn’s website and The Blaze his newsie site.

I have read all the evidence and it occurs to me that ACTION must be taken. Now that we have the info we cannot allow this man to mold our country into whatever form he prefers. With this in mind, I would like my readers to take the following poll…

You Tell Me!

10 11 2010

The Worlds Most Dangerous Man?

My regular readers have noticed that I don’t post as often as I once did, and I thought it was high time I gave you all a quick update.

Besides my on-going physical re-hab I have been busy with other projects, so time has been a luxury for me lately. Not having enough time has always bothered me and has created problems with my health in the past. At one time I dealt with time by fighting against it as hard as I could. The prefered weapons used were… Coffee, Smoking, and sleeping only a few hours each day. I gave up smoking almost 2 years ago, and I’m about to cut-back on the Coffee, so the only thing in my way now is ‘time’, or to be more precise ‘lack of time’.

Now that you all know what it is I’m against, I want to ask for just a little help from you. This is easy so don’t get worried. All I want from you is… IDEAS.

I’m going to post one or two OPEN THREADS each week to be used as subject starters. You pick the subjects open for discussion and then everyone can join-in with either opinions, or maybe your own subjects.  And Truth be told, it will give me instant ideas for me to write about.

Let’s give it a try…

I now declare this an OPEN THREAD!


A New Dawning For America

4 11 2010

For awhile there I was concerned that the country I love so much was headed for the proverbial toilet. However, it seems the USA has been thrown a life-preserver and we may be able to swim out of the swirling cesspool of progressive ideology.  I highlight the word “may” only because I have an uneasy feeling that things could still go south very quickly if we don’t pay close attention to whats happening.

Here’s my message………. PAY ATTENTION!

For those of you in-the-know, yesterday was NOT a good day for this country. The move the Federal Reserve made is scary on quite a few levels. Saying that,  I don’t want you to take any monetary advice from me, so please do some homework on your own. 

I know many of you are tired of fighting the good fight and you think its time to take a breather, especially when you consider the election results. Knowing how determined the ‘real enemy’ is, we must not let our guard down. Sure, take a day or two to breathe something other than politically charged air, and to enjoy your family for a change instead of worrying what some political turd is going to do today, but please DO NOT retire from the fight. On Tuesday, we only won round one.


P.S.  If you can’t stop chewing on Obama’s incompetence, ask yourself this….. what is he thinking spending over $2 BILLION DOLLARS for a trip to Indonesia? That’s money we don’t have. $2 BILLION DOLLARS could fix a lot of infrastructure!

Progressive Hate

2 11 2010

It seems the progressive/marxists in this country have been busy convincing minorities that Conservatives are “the enemy”. Oh, and lets not forget Obama doing the same. So what happens when you spread lies mixed with hate? Watch and learn…

All of you on the left should be ashamed of yourselves!


News Alert

1 11 2010

If you haven’t seen this, you need to!


There was a story about a plane flight that got canceled when a man wouldn’t get off the plane. Here is a recant from a man on the plane.

A MUST READ !!!!!! Our news media would not report this,,,,,,,why?

I, Gene Hackemack, received this email from my
good friend Tedd Petruna, a diver at the NBL facility [Neutral
Buoyancy Lab], at NASA Houston, whom I used to work with. Tedd
happened to be on this same Flt. 297, Atlanta to Houston .

In my opinion, the muslims are all getting
very brave now…read Tedd’s story below. Semper Fi

PS: Can you imagine, our own news media now
are so afraid to report that these were all
muslims… unbelievable.
Thank God for people like Tedd Petruna.

A. Gene Hackemack
979-251-2310 cell & home
8725 Hwy 290 W
Brenham TX 77833

One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father.
On Tuesday, November the 17th, I returned home.
If you read the papers on the 18th you may have seen a blurb where a
AirTran flight was cancelled from Atlanta to Houston due to a man who
refused to get off of his cell phone before takeoff. It was on Fox.

This was NOT what happened.

I was in 1st class coming home. 11 Muslim men got on the plane in
full attire. One sat in 1st class and the rest peppered themselves
throughout the plane all the way to the back.

As the plane taxied to the runway, the stewardesses gave the safety spiel
we are all so familiar with. At that time, one of the men got on his cell
and called one of his companions in the back and proceeded to talk on
the phone in Arabic very loudly and very aggressively. This took the first
stewardess out of the picture for she repeatedly told the man that cell
phones were not permitted at the time. He ignored her as if she was not there.

The 2nd man who answered the phone did the same and this took out
the 2nd stewardess. In the back of the plane at this time, 2 younger
Muslims, one in the back, aisle, and one in front of him, window, began
to show footage of a porno they had taped the night before, and were
very loud about it. Now – they are only permitted to do this prior to Jihad.
If a Muslim man goes into a strip club, he has to view the woman via mirror
with his back to her. (don’t ask me..I don’t make the rules, but I’ve studied)

The 3rd stewardess informed them that they were not to have electronic devices
on at this time. To which one of the men said “shut up infidel dog!” She went
to take the camcorder and he began to scream in her face in Arabic. At that
exact moment, all 11 of them got up and started to walk the cabin.

This is where I had had enough! I got up and started to the back where I
heard a voice behind me from another Texan twice my size say “I got your
back.” I grabbed the man who had been on the phone by the arm and said,
“you WILL go sit down or you will be thrown from this plane!”

As I “led” him around me to take his seat, the fellow Texan grabbed him
by the back of his neck and his waist and headed out with him. I then
grabbed the 2nd man and said, “You WILL do the same!” He protested
but adrenaline was flowing now and he was going to go.

As I escorted him forward the plane doors open and 3 TSA agents and
4 police officers entered. Me and my new Texan friend were told to cease
and desist for they had this under control. I was happy to oblige actually.

There was some commotion in the back, but within moments, all 11 were
escorted off the plane. They then unloaded their luggage.

We talked about the occurrence and were in disbelief that it had happen,
when suddenly, the door opened again and on walked all 11!! Stone faced,
eyes front and robotic (the only way I can describe it).

The stewardess from the back had been in tears and when she saw this,
she was having NONE of it! Being that I was up front, I heard and saw the
whole ordeal. She told the TSA agent there was NO WAY she was staying
on the plane with these men. The agent told her they had searched them
and were going to go through their luggage with a fine tooth comb and
that they were allowed to proceed to Houston .

The captain and co-captain came out and told the agent “we and our crew
will not fly this plane!” After a word or two, the entire crew, luggage in tow,
left the plane. 5 minutes later, the cabin door opened again and a whole
new crew walked on.

Again…this is where I had had enough!!! I got up and asked “What the hell
is going on!?!?” I was told to take my seat. They were sorry for the delay
and I would be home shortly.I said “I’m getting off this plane”. The
stewardess sternly told me that she could not allow me to get off. (now I’m
mad!) I said “I am a grown man who bought this ticket, who’s time is mine
with a family at home and I am going through that door, or I’m going
through that door with you under my arm!! But I am going through that door!!”

Then I heard a voice behind me say “so am I”. Then everyone behind us
started to get up and say the same. Within 2 minutes, I was walking off
that plane where I was met with more agents who asked me to write a
statement. I had 5 hours to kill at this point so why the hell not.

Due to the amount of people who got off that flight, it was cancelled. I was
supposed to be in Houston at 6pm. I got here at 12:30am.

Look up the date. Flight 297 Atlanta to Houston .

If this wasn’t a dry run, I don’t know what one is. The terrorists wanted
to see how TSA would handle it, how the crew would handle it, and how
the passengers would handle it.

I’m telling this to you because I want you to know. The threat is real.
I saw it with my own eyes. -Tedd Petruna

A. Gene Hackemack
979-251-2310 cell & home
8725 Hwy 290 W
Brenham TX 7783

D-Day For America

1 11 2010

With less than 24 hours until the most important election of our lifetime, there still be time to get that one extra person to the polls tomorrow. Go door-to-door, call some of your Church members, or even ask your neighbors if they need a ride to the polling places tomorrow. You can also work the phones either at home or go to your local GOP office and volunteer.

This last minute push is important because we are literally deciding the direction of this country come tomorrow.

The decision is very simple… Do you want your children to live in an oppressive Marxist leaning hell-hole, or do you want them to live in an America where there is real hope and opportunity for all.

God bless all of you, and may God continue to bless America!


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