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Saturday, September 30, 2006

With Senate Vote, Congress Passes Border Fence Bill

Source: wapo
The Senate gave final approval last night to legislation authorizing the construction of 700 miles of double-layered fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, shelving President Bush's vision of a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in favor of a vast barrier.
Okay, I'm pleased as punch that this passed, I really am, but, this is the beginning of something not the end. Do I think Washington gets it in their guts how upset Americans are over this issue? Or, are they still trying to massage us and coddle us to make this go away? My money's on the latter.

Many of the same joker's who got us into this mess are still in Washington, but now their singing a different tune. Well, I won't feel comfortable until we can have quite a few more Tom Tancredo's defending the people of this country.

KD sez...
But we must allow ourselves even a smidgen of overconfidence. We must keep hammering away at these bastards who would sell our heritage and our children's future down some putrid third-world river, sans paddles. We need to beat every single one of these organizations back under the rocks from which they have oozed.

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Why Are Retarded People Paid So Well?

Lawrence Kudlow writes his three reasons why he likes this congress today at NRO...

Let's focus on lucky #3...
Third: There was no immigration legislation passed. So, for the moment, the new Berlin Wall will not be built.

A balanced approach to immigration suits me just fine. But a fence only approach not only won’t work, it would be bad for the economy. (Now I’ve said it.) Remember, over the past twenty years of the high tide of Mexican immigration, the American economy has prospered and flourished.

I like these Mexicans. They go to Catholic Church; They work hard; They’re learning English and they will eventually create a new blue-collar middle class.

Yes, I do worship at the high church of GDP. But I also worship at the high church of Catholic Mass. And therefore I’m able to combine supply-side economics with the teachings of Catholic humanitarianism.
Somebody helps him dress in the morning, right?

And I note, he appears to call himself everything except an American, strange that.

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Senate Passes Border Fence Act!

As always, Digger's got the

Friday, September 29, 2006

Hey Kids! Let's Just Give Up!

Source: Redstate

In the proud American tradition of "It's too hard to catch rapists so let's legalize rape" we get this rather bizarre posting from Leon H. Wolf @ Redstate...
YouTube, Napster, and Illegal Immigration.

The Wall Street Journal's law blog today had a story about YouTube that got me thinking about illegal immigration. It occurred to me that the demise of Napster and the potential demise of YouTube have lessons to teach us about good immigration policy in the country. *snip*

This teaches us that for some laws - laws where either the demand for the illegal product or service (or the means of obtaining it) is too great, or where the cost (political and capital) of enforcement levels sufficient to create actual deterrence is too great, the best policy just might be to stop crying over spilt milk, and work to find a solution going forward that encourages people to follow the natural inclination to follow the law. *snip*

Eventually, the RIAA was faced with an inevitable - reduce illegal file sharing by working to create a more efficient and widely available legal file sharing system, or reduce illegal file sharing by not producing music anymore. I think that we are rapidly approaching the point as a country that we will face the choice of either working to create a more efficient legal immigration pipeline, or shutting off immigration altogether. I'm not totally adverse to a suggestion that the latter might be desirable, at least for a short time, but I think that we are deluding ourselves if we continue to think that there's a way that we can shut off the demand for immigration on both sides without a measure so drastic that the American Public will not tolerate it - or at least, they will not tolerate it yet.
I would call this a "all evidence to the contrary post." Or, a "but I want it!" post. Our cheerful commentator would have us believe that we simply must put up with illegal immigration because...

A.) People really -- really want to come.


B.) Immoral greedy ass people here dig slaves.

And that these things are simply insurmountable barriers to dealing with and/or putting a stop to this scourge.

Um, poppycock?

Out chattering wastrel has made one of the common mistakes of the mildly retarded pundit class (other than the obvious -- comparing illegal immigration to downloading songs illegally), he's substituted his judgement for that of the American people. Oops! I fully understand his ravening desire to be a part of the slaveholding class, I mean what fool wouldn't want a piece of that action?

I mean, it's crystal clear that Americans want no part of stopping illegal immigration. In fact, I think we can state pretty confidently that they want a lot more. Or is that our commentor here? I am so easily confused.

In all seriousness the thing that really annoys about this kind of tripe is the unabashed defeatism on display. Knock over dictators and install democracies in countries that hate us, no problem dude this is AMERICA!!

Stop busboys and gardeners at the border? What? You so crazy meng, no one can stop the busboys and gardeners, NOBODY!

Yes, they are desperate to get here, and so what? Yes, greedy amoral people would like to do the wrong thing, again, so freaking what? Neither of these truisms affect the price of tricks on Lake street, capeesh?

So, to sum up, America wants and needs illegal immigration? All evidence to the contrary.

It's the intellectual inconstancy that chaps my ass, how about you?

Oh, and I believe I covered this

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Bridget Johnson Attends A Pro Illegal Protest In LA

We last saw Bridget when she attended the SOS Maywood

Today she brings us coverage of a pro-illegal rally, "the Century City cop-a-squat."
"It was billed as the biggest act of civil disobedience in Los Angeles history — rivaled only by Californians’ defiant use of appliances during peak hours back in the days of the energy crisis.

In reality, it was street theater in three acts with a confusing plotline. Thursday’s march encouraged unionization of hotel workers at the Hilton near Los Angeles International Airport, coupled with a call for amnesty for illegal immigrants. Or, to put it plainly, unions demanded higher wages for workers, while throwing their weight behind an immigration movement that drives wages down. And all the while thinking that shutting down Century Boulevard into LAX during evening rush hour would endear Angelenos to their cause.
Read the whole thing plus more

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Three Cheers for Carpentersville

Source: Chicago Tribune

In what experts said was a first for the Chicago area, two Carpentersville trustees have proposed that the village punish landlords and businesses that "aid and abet" illegal immigrants.

The ordinance, expected to be formally introduced at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, would also make English the official language of Carpentersville, a town whose population of 37,000 is almost half Hispanic.

Trustees Paul Humpfer and Judy Sigwalt said the village has been plagued with overcrowded apartments and unpaid ambulance bills, problems they attributed to people who have entered the country illegally.

Their ordinance would deny business permits and village contracts for any employer who hired undocumented workers. It also would fine landlords $1,000 for knowingly renting property to illegal immigrants.
From a gal who lives in the sanctuary city of Chicago -- three cheers for Carpentersville.

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Import Savages, Get?

Source: wapo
The petite young woman was a 16-year-old Laurel High School student three years ago when she decided to skip classes one day to join two other girls at a party at a Hyattsville apartment.

At the party, she said, Oscar Ramos “Casper” Velasquez took her into a bedroom, where he kissed her and told her that if she didn’t have sex with him, as many as 15 other teenagers and young men at the gathering would have sex with her.

When she resisted, two more young men entered the room, the woman told jurors yesterday in federal court. One man threw her on the bed and choked her, the other held down her arms and “Oscar pulled out a gun,” she testified.

“He put it to my head, and he said if I didn’t shut up, he was going to kill me,” the woman told jurors.

Eight men raped her, the 19-year-old woman said. Two assaulted her simultaneously. Outside the room, she said, she heard one man say, “Five minutes each.”

The graphic testimony about the May 12, 2003, assault was given in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where Velasquez, 21, of Baltimore, and Edgard Alberto “Pony” Ayala, 28, of Suitland, are on trial on federal racketeering charges.

They are the first two of 19 alleged members of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, who are to be tried under the federal RICO law. In an indictment handed up last year, and in two later indictments, federal prosecutors say that the gang conspired to commit murder, rape and other crimes.
Thank you goddess Diversity! Oddly, upon reading this I'm feeling rather INtolerant, perhaps there's something wrong with me?

H/T Beyond Borders Blog

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Senate To Vote On Fence Today

Digger has

From The Archives

Just stumbled across this...

Amnesty: A Point Of View

In the debate over amnesty currently raging there is an argument I've heard over and over from wide ranging and disparate sources. Michael Medved has made this argument, along with several noted bloggers.

Here it is in a nutshell: this guest worker program is not amnesty because the individuals will pay a fine and have to wait several years before receiving citizenship. The second half of the argument always involves a comparison to a traffic ticket, i.e.- would you throw someone in jail because of a traffic ticket.

Here's my response to these rather weak arguments. A traffic ticket can never be an affront to national sovereignty. No matter what precisely the law calls this, misdemeanor, felony, whatever, it doesn't change the fact that people have entered the country against the law and against the will of the electorate.

I'm sure you've noticed that several important individuals have urged restraint and calm in this debate. What I think they misunderstand is that this strikes directly at who we are as a people. MJ often makes the analogy to a home invader and I think she's absolutely right. People have broken into our nationally shared home, made themselves comfortable, and now, having broken in and helped themselves to a beer they demand more.

Average people are very upset about this, very emotional. And I don't see racism or xenophobia driving this at all, though you might think that reading the editorials and listening to the president these days.

Rather, people feel violated, why don't you explain to the next rape victim you meet that they should remain calm and unemotional about the violation they just experienced. The reason Mexico is such a part of the debates might just be because they inject themselves into the debate by running ads in our newspapers chock full of excuses, evasions and justifications for their bad behavour. Not to mention encourging their citizens to break the law.

An aspect of this debate has been rendered very clearly for me, and it relates to something I've thought for years, it is whether we live in a nation or an economy. I've noticed that this issue more than any other is something you either feel in your gut or you don't. Many otherwise fine people are talking about American citzenship as a commodity to be traded and sold or bartered to an end.

Whereas most Americans see it as something precious. Something to be valued highly.

I think this debate has shown us both on the right and the left that there is a great swath of this country that no longer feel American in their gut. It's an abstraction and quite possibly an irritation to them, something that gets in the way of doing business. Something that slows down the free movement of goods, services and peoples.

Or, another view is that everyone on the planet is an American who just happened to be born in another country.

But when the American people are confronted by the obnoxious symbols from last weekends rallies, those that still get this in their guts recoil and wonder about this new reality we're being asked to not only accept but embrace.

I am personally affronted by every single person who crosses our border illegally. It hits me in my gut like a punch. Yet as I scan through the blogosphere it's clear to me that many don't feel this way at all, though this position is a clear minority that seem to put trade before nationality.

Well I don't and I don't think I'm alone in this position by a long shot. Latino activists have been using the phrase "waking the sleeping giant." I don't think they know how right they are, I also don't think they understand just exactly who the sleeping giant might be. And what will happen if it's truly awake.

I think average Americans are sick and tired of being called names because they love this country above all others. Because they think of it as their home, because they hope to see immigrants appreciate the opportunities they are being offered as opposed to running this country down. Yes I know there are many, many immigrants that love this country, but who gets on television?

Which leads me to my last thought. How can you even have this debate honestly with such radically different purposes? Genuinely patriotic citizens are being referred to by the president they love by harsh names such as nativist, xenophobe or racist. Others, often elites, shake their heads in puzzlement wondering what the fuss is all about.

Can these viewpoints be synthesized into some sort of coherent whole? I tend to doubt it.

Some things are not amenable to reason. I believe in god, why? Well, that's pretty hard to answer if I even could. I love my wife, why? Again, could tell you a hundred different things none of which would necessarily tell you why I love this woman over the hussy down the block. But I do.

I love this country. I want good things for her. I don't hate Mexicans or anyone else of good faith who wishes to come here and be a part of this great experiment, however, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask who and how many are being invited into my home. Our home.

Yes I think immigration has been a net benefit to this country, but I also think a serious debate about immigration has been brewing for over thirty years. The stident and angry voices you are hearing are not expressing anger at immigrants precisely, most of their anger is directed at the feckless and do nothing folks in Washington.

When you put the lid on the pot and let it boil for over thirty years don't act surprised when it finally boils dry and explodes.

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The conservative cat TMH's bacon bits

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Theory Meet Reality

Source: newswise

This is, um, rich?
TOPIC: Why Neither Punitive Nor Guest Worker Plans Will Slow Illegal Immigration

SOURCE: K. Dean Hubbard, B.A., J.D., Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College and director of the College’s Institute for Policy Alternatives

The issue of day-laborers is very controversial and emotionally charged – a pending suit in Federal Court in New York involving day-laborers in Mamaroneck, N.Y. may set a national precedent.

“Transnational migration by desperately poor people searching for work is largely a result of policies championed by this and previous Washington administrations in cooperation with transnational corporations and institutions,” says Dean Hubbard, Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College. “Closed borders, criminalization and guest worker plans will not resolve this side of the global migration equation, as the immigration status quo is fundamental to the growth strategy of powerful corporate entities.”
Uh, geewhillikers Mr. Wizard, I mean you have the super cranial degree and all, who the hell am I to suggest you're a freaking retard, right?

Then again, let's break this down, Barney Style as my good friend Gunner sez...
1.) “Transnational migration by desperately poor people searching for work is largely a result of policies championed by this and previous Washington administrations in cooperation with transnational corporations and institutions,” says Dean Hubbard, Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College.
In the spirit of a stopped clock being right twice a day, yes, this is absolutely correct.
2.) “Closed borders, criminalization and guest worker plans will not resolve this side of the global migration equation, as the immigration status quo is fundamental to the growth strategy of powerful corporate entities.”
This, not so much. See, I could give a furry rat's ass about the "growth strategies of powerful corporations." Let's review, while corporation are a fine thing, they are not the rulers of, nor even the people of this great land. So, while they are certainly allowed some input they don't get to burn the mother down in search of their locust like profits.

Remember, corporations don't vote. Corporations don't have a conscience. Corporations are not allowed to fundamentally change this nation to suit their greedy ass interests.

So while “Closed borders, criminalization and guest worker plans" may not please our corporate masters, turns out I don't give a f&^k! In fact, at some point they need to realize we can burn THEM down, and adjust their behavour accordingly.

Professor whack-ass continues...
“The public can play a role by join the growing movement supporting community efforts to establish well-run workers’ centers for immigrant job seekers, support legislative proposals for a true amnesty law and demand strict labor law enforcement,” says Hubbard. “Most importantly, they can direct their resentment away from impoverished migrant workers and towards policymakers who do the bidding of corporate giants who profit from the suffering of immigrants and the disruption of local communities.”
This is what we here at Freedom Folks like to refer to as a 'confused individual.' Awful lot of these running around in the academe these days, no?

How about if I direct a little bit o' that resentment toward asshat ivory tower professors who would have us welcome our invaders and ask us to make their stay a little bit more comfortable? How would that be doc?

Oddly, the public is playing a huge role currently , though one senses it's not the role this America hating professor would choose. The American people are doing their level best to rid this country of the scourge of illegal aliens, our dear biscotti and latte sipping professor would have them lay out a welcome mat of course.

One is reminded of Herndon VA.  But, against our earnest granola munching professor these Americans, instead of fellating illegal day workers, booted their asses out, huh?  Maybe they hadn't gotten the memo from corporate America "All your base are ours?"

Hmmm, perhaps he doesn't know any actual Americans? Air can get a little rarified in the hallowed halls if you catch my drift?

Because he's advocating something rather odd here, that since big corporations want this (illegal immigration) then there's nothing we can do.  Or, perhaps our boy supports illegal immigration and wants us to think it's a done deal?  Oh how little he understands average Americans, we are a nasty mean bunch when the excrement hits the electrified air moving device.  The thing homely here doesn't understand is that these corporations are successful because of America, we're not successful because of them.

This is a fundamental home truth that I think far too many folks have forgotten.  If they want to pack up and take their business elsewhere I would welcome that.  The sooner we begin demanding our corporations appreciate the opportunity to do business in this country the better for all concerned.

It is a privilege to do business in this country, again a fact far too many folk have forgotten in their chase to rake in every shekel across the globe.  Let's put it this way, we can survive just fine without any peculiar business, can they survive without us?  Methinks no.

Then there's this...
Hubbard is available to comment on:

- U.S. labor and employment discrimination law
- Labor and community responses to contingent work arrangements
- Capital mobility
- Transnational labor solidarity
"Transnational labor solidarity?" WTF? Hmmm, wanna bet if we scratch this egghead we come up with a socialist? Sucker bet, I know. I did a little Googling and while I didn't find a smoking gun I did find this in his CV...(of course the fact that he's a lawyer, professor and drops the term "social justice" like an alzheimer's patient trying to remember their address, might be, as we like to say, a clue)
Playwrighting: The Tale of the Three Little Workers and the Big Fat Pig, street theater written and performed for immigrant food service workers organizing at Goldman Sachs, New York, NY, 1999.
Inconclusive but suggestive, no?  He's also listed as an "activist" in the footer for the article.  While I'm technically an activist, I really don't list myself as such because it's teh ghey, so teh ghey!

Anywho, just ran across this craziness in my daily rounds and thought I'd share.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mexican Flag Flown Higher Than American Flag

Source: lcsunnews

SANTA TERESA — Just across from the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, within sight of the U.S. Border Patrol building, the sand dunes and mesquite don't pay much attention to international borders.

But some of those who work in the area of the Verde Santa Teresa Bi-National industrial park are very aware of the border, and what it means to be on the northern side.

The park, which houses several facilities built to accommodate suppliers, custom brokers and logistics companies that serve manufacturing facilities in Juárez, flies three flags at the entryway — those of the United States, Mexico and the state of New Mexico.

The rub lies in the fact the American flag is flown slightly lower than that of Mexico, Hildegard Reisencheid said.

"I don't think the Mexican flag should be flown higher than the American flag," said the 48-year-old naturalized American. "This is the American side and I just don't think that's right."
You tell'em Hildy!

Also, if you'll note the pic above, shouldn't the US flag be in the center?  I'm unsure if there's any rule on that or if it's just what I'm used to seeing.
The Congressional Research Service on the U.S. Flag Code, Section 7, in part states: "No other flag should be placed above the United States of America" when flags of multiple countries are flown together. Later, the code states "When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace."

"I don't go flying my German flag above the American flag," Reisencheid said. "I've been in the United States for 30 years. It's a lack of respect. I think it's just because it is in a remote location, a lot of people have not noticed it."

Ernie Vasquez, an Army veteran, agreed.

"As a citizen, I see it as an insult to our country," he said. "There is some disrespect to the flag."

Vasquez, a member of the American Legion Post 36 in El Paso, said he would prefer to see the American flag flown on an equal level as the Mexican flag.

"I don't see why they should be flying another country's flag higher than ours," he said. "I was born here in the U.S. I'm an American first, then later on I am what I am — a human and an ethnic group. That's what I feel."
I think Ernie should win a kewpie doll!  That's exactly right, and if more people took that attitude these days we wouldn't be having a lot of the problems we currently enjoy.

H/T Dusty Inman Society

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Our Good Friends?

2 Mexican customs inspectors arrested in cross-border tunnel dig

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mexican federal police arrested two customs officials and three others on charges of digging a secret tunnel that was presumably to be used for funneling drugs to the United States, authorities said Wednesday.

The tunnel, which stretched about 25 yards on land owned by the Mexican customs authority, did not cross the U.S.-Mexico border. It was about 100 yards from the San Ysidro border crossing, which connects Tijuana and San Diego.

Federal police captured a customs inspector, identified as Ruben Contreras, 32, and three other men Tuesday morning ``in flagrante'' as they were working on the tunnel, said Luis Cabrera, Mexico's consul general in San Diego.

One of the three men, Carlos Lopez, 27, oversaw the construction, while the two other men were paid $20 a night to dig, according to Mexican Department of Public Safety.

A customs supervisor, Jesus Roberto Giron Rodriguez, was later arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot, Cabrera said.

Contreras allegedly told authorities that Giron directed him to stand watch at the tunnel's mouth while the other men dug overnight.

Authorities have discovered about 40 secret tunnels on the U.S.-Mexico border since they began keeping track after Sept. 11, 2001, the vast majority in and around San Diego and Nogales, Ariz.
When president Bush talks about "our good friend and neighbor Mexico," is this part of that deal?

H/T The Stein Report

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Hmmm...A Common Tongue You Say?

Source: Oakland Tribune
“Everybody speaks Mandarin. That's why it's not all that important (to learn English). But that's not good. It's not right for us to only speak to other (Mandarin speakers). What about the rest of our community? How do we speak to our neighbors from India and Pakistan? We all need to speak a common language."
A "Common Language?"

In America?

H/T Vdare

Different Country: Same BS

Source: BBC
Immigration is a touchy issue in the Veneto region, which is one of the main electoral strongholds of the anti-immigration Northern League party.

"Some people like to forget what jobs these immigrants are doing in our community," said Daniela (Daniela Ruffini Immigration and housing committee.)

"They work in our factories, they build our houses, and they nurse our old people. They do many of the jobs Italians don't want to do.
Sound familiar?

H/T Beyond borders blog

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Showing The Way...

Source: Marathon Pundit
(Who has been gangbusters on the Thomas klocek case, don't know who that is?  Learn more here)
When CNN came to cover a story on Minnesota's Northwest Angle recently, it apparently led to some illegal crossings into the United States an official says.

"CNN within the last two or three months visited the Northwest Angle and did a story on crossing access," said Glen Schroeder, chief patrol agent of the Grand Forks Border Patrol Sector.

The Northwest Angle, part of Lake of the Woods County, juts north out of Minnesota, but it is mostly water, with some land bordering Manitoba and some adjacent islands.

Since CNN's coverage of the area, U.S. Border Patrol has reported an increase in illegal border crossings, according to Schroeder.

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Lieberman Leads Lamont

Source: Yahoo! News

Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 10-point advantage over Democrat Ned Lamont among likely Connecticut voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Lieberman, a three-term Democrat running as an independent after losing the party nomination in a primary, is favored by 49 percent to 39 percent over Lamont in the three-way race. Republican Alan Schlesinger trails with 5 percent.
The only people who are surprised by this poll are those who were surprised (and, in the case of my co-workers, acted like they were at a funeral) when Kerry lost in 2004. People who think liberal blinders are the trendiest of fashion accessories. Personally, I have the greatest admiration for people who think independently, and stand by the conclusions they reach in doing so.

So, evidently, do the good people of Connecticut...

The Quinnipiac poll showed that Lieberman has higher favorability ratings among likely voters, 51 percent to Lamont's 31 percent. While Lamont has slightly higher favorability numbers among Democrats (47 percent to 43 percent), Lieberman far outdistances his challenger among likely Republican and unaffiliated voters. Seventy percent of Republicans view Lieberman favorably compared to 12 percent for Lamont, and 48 percent of independent voters view Lieberman favorably compared to 30 percent for Lamont.

Unaffiliated voters outnumber Democrats and Republicans in the state.
You go, Joe!

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Illegal Freeloaders Steal Healthcare

Source: KGBT4 News (H/T Immigration News Daily)

They just walk into the E-R and deliver a baby.

No questions asked because by law physicians like those at Starr County Memorial Hospital have to accept someone who is an emergency and labor in this case is an emergency.

But the problem is the number of undocumented immigrants they see has doubled to more than 25 a month.

"That's an issue that ties up resources, time and alot of effort and it is also not good for the patient that does that," Dr. Antonio Falcon said.

Dr. Falcon is a member of the U.S.-Mexican Border Health Commission and says that if immigrants can't pay for the services, they can apply for Emergency Medicaid or just leave and not pay a thing.
Let me get this straight. I work a full-time job. I pay my taxes. I have a pretty standard PPO healthcare plan. Right now I'm paying for my healthcare AND the healthcare of illegal aliens who aren't even supposed to be here in the first place.

Maybe I should quit my job and renounce my citizenship. Then I could get free healthcare myself. Well -- free for me. You law-abiding American citizens out there wouldn't mind paying my way, right?

"You need to get policy makers that can understand that we have an open border where - a dynamic border where people basically come and go and so some how or another we need to address the issue," Dr. Falcon said.

He says if this had an easy solution, it would have already happened, but citizens and physicians must get involved.

Something this hospital hopes happens soon before it's too late.

"It could turn into a really big problem if we continue to see what we're seeing now." Thalia said.
Problem, schmoblem! Everyone knows that the American people are a bottomless supply of money for the rest of the world. And, lest we forget, we have a government full of treasonous elected officials who are desperately trying to give this great country away to remind us.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Quote Of The Day II

"The plural of anecdote is not data"
H/T Steve Sailor

Quote Of The Day

Philip Turtletaub, a Charlotte immigration lawyer…ventured no opinion on the program’s fairness, (but) said he thinks it could make life as an illegal immigrant in the region so uncomfortable that fewer illegal immigrants would choose to live there.

“They’re putting the pressure on these people. They’re scaring them. People say we can’t deport 10 million. But you don’t have to. If you deport enough of them, others will go back voluntarily because they don’t want to live in these conditions.”
Source: Vdare

If You Were Telling The Truth?

Source: Daily Inland

Our fave immigration reporter Sara Carter has another barnburner up today...
Congressmen who visit the U.S.-Mexico border unannounced are being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, and at least one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been suspended for speaking to a congressman without first getting supervisory clearance, according to documents obtained by the Daily Bulletin.

Congressional representatives interviewed by the Daily Bulletin said they were unaware until recently that Border Patrol agents were required to file Significant Incident Reports — normally used for shootings and other serious border incidents — when congressional representatives made unannounced visits this summer along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A second document obtained by the paper reveals that one agent was suspended for 10 days without pay for speaking with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who made an unannounced visit to the border in May.

“Preventing Congress from speaking freely to federal employees violates at least two federal statutes, and agents are fearful of telling the truth,” said King, who recounted several visits to the Mexican border when Border Patrol agents would not speak with him for fear of reprisal.

“Filing these reports is a form of intimidation. If anyone is going to be punished, then they should be punished for not speaking to a member of Congress, rather than for telling the truth.”

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who also has made unannounced visits to the border, said he is concerned congressional oversight of border matters has suffered as a result of the Homeland Security monitoring. Poe echoed King’s assertion that forcing agents to file reports is a form of intimidation, and said Congress is prepared to call for hearings and issue subpoenas to investigate the matter.
If they were telling the truth they probably wouldn't need to threaten and intimidate BP officers, now would they?

Let Sara know what a great job she's

H/T beyond borders blog

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What Color Is The Sky In Your World?

Immigrants fear a backlash in the wake of the arrest of a Mexican national in the shooting death of a Houston police officer, local immigration experts and community activists say.

Even more damaging, they believe, is how the incident will diminish gains made in the immigration reform debate, especially after thousands took to the streets in the spring to protest legislation making illegal entry a felony offense.

“Everyone is aware that the anti-immigrant sentiment has increased,” said Maria Jimenez, special projects coordinator for the Center for Central American Resources.

Though the shooting was reportedly the act of a single undocumented immigrant, she said immigrants believe they will be judged based on his action.
Gains?  K.

A reminder.

H/T beyond borders blog

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Nothing To See Here Folks: Muslims Riot In Brussels

Source: Free Republic
Third Night of 'Ramadan Rioting' in Capital of Europe

It looks as if immigrants youths want to turn nightly rioting during the Islamic holy month of ramadan into an annual tradition. Around 8:30pm last night violence erupted again in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The riots centered on the Brussels Marollen quarter and the area near the Midi Train Station, where the international trains from London and Paris arrive. Youths threw stones at passing people and cars, windows of parked cars were smashed, bus shelters were demolished, cars were set ablaze, a youth club was arsoned and a shop was looted. Two molotov cocktails were thrown into St.Peter’s hospital, one of the main hospitals of central Brussels. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fires at the hospital, but youths managed to steal the keys of the fire engine.

During the month of ramadan Muslims are required to fast during the day and are only allowed to eat after sunset. As Esther pointed out “What should be noticed about the riots is that they start after sunset. Besides the fact that they start after dark, it also gives the rioters enough time to break their fast and enjoy the traditional family meal. Sunset is around 7:30pm.” Tuesday’s and Monday’s riots began around 8:30pm.

Last night the police arrested 45 rioters. One of them will be prosecuted for assaulting the owner of a shop. Philippe Close, the chef de cabinet of the Mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, said that the authorities would continue their efforts to defuse the situation in a peaceful manner, but he announced that the police will be less complacent in future, “since we cannot tolerate that this [Marollen] neighbourhood falls victim to a problem from outside the neighbourhood.”

The immigrant youths claim that they are upset by the death of Fayçal Chaaban, a 25-year old criminal, in a Brussels prison last Sunday. Yesterday morning the authorities announced they would hold a meeting with the youths to hear their grievances about security in prison, but the meeting, which was due last night, could not take place because of the riots.

The authorities are especially nervous since the Belgian municipal elections are being held on Sunday October 8th. It is likely that the elections will be won by anti-immigrant, “islamophobic” parties. Since ramadan will not be over on October 8th and many immigrants might perceive a victory of the indigenous right (as opposed to their own far-right) as an insult, Muslim indignation over the election results in major cities may spark serious disturbances. According to a poll published today the Vlaams Belang party is set to win 38.6% of the vote in Antwerp (compared to 33,0% in the previous municipal elections six years ago).
I'm printing the whole thing because the MSM doesn't seem to think this is newsworthy. Newsbusters reports that "What makes this story unusual is that so far, there has only been one report issued across the newswires (by Reuters) covering the events, and even though the rioting is entering its third day, not a single photographer has been dispatched to document the activities of the Muslim mob." And "Yet amongst all of this meleé, the Associated Press hasn't seen fit to send a photojournalist? Nor Reuters?"

From Snappedshot blog, Reuters has also continued it's proud tradition of obfuscating who exactly it is committing these crimes..."From the wires, we're being told that these "youths of North African origin" are rioting over the death of "an inmate" in "a jail." Reuters ought to win an award for that extremely specific reporting. A muddier picture could not possibly have been penned, by anyone."

What is most frightening to me about this story is how it advances the Muslim agenda in the west. Any and all bad behavior by Muslims must at all costs be covered up, thus greasing the skids for Muslims to feel emboldened to do more bad stuff.

A couple of months ago I was at a family function, we had recently seen "Islam: what the west needs to know" at a local arthouse theater. During the meal I mentioned the film and suggested that people really need to see it which led to a general conversation about Islam. It was truly frightening to me how little my family knew about Islam in this post 9-11 world. Frankly, I would say they didn't want to know, but again, post 9-11 can we afford that luxury anymore?

So "African youths" go on a rampage in Brussels again, while major news networks do their damnedest to advance the caliphate. It is truly a world gone mad.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Chow Down: Justice For Americans!

Source: Peckerwood blog
National Fast for Immigrant Justice Sept. 30

The National Fast for Immigrant Justice will call attention to the horrors of IIRIRA, and put a human face on the suffering this terrible law is inflicting on the most vulnerable among us. Participants in the National Fast for Immigrant Justice will donate the money that they would have spent on food on September 30th to organizations that fight for justice for immigrants, and will contact elected officials and let them know that they are fasting, and why.

September 30, 2006 marks the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), a heinous anti-immigrant and anti-family law. IIRIRA has caused great suffering and irreparable harm to U.S. citizen children across the country, and has torn countless families of U.S. citizens and immigrants apart. IIRIRA mandates detention and deportation for whole classes of immigrants, without regard to the hardships that will be suffered.

Many of IIRIRA's harshest provisions are being applied retroactively causing even more suffering. IIRIRA also precludes judicial review of many government decisions, and bars millions of immigrants with family members and long term residence in our nation from returning to the United States for ten years, and in many cases for life! IIRIRA is cruel, inhumane, and draconian. It must be repealed!

The Chairperson of the National Fast for Immigrant Justice is Dolores Huerta. September 30, 2006 is also the 44th anniversary of the founding of the United Farm Workers Union, by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Cesar would often engage in public fasts to raise consciousness about the plight of migrant workers and their families, and their struggle for justice. The National Fast for Immigrant Justice is dedicated to Cesar Chavez.

The group is also planning a bi-lingual Mass for Immigrant Justice at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Il. on Sept. 24th, at 1:00 followed by a short presentation on IIRIRA, and testimony by U.S. citizen children and spouses of individuals who have been harmed by IIRIRA. They are also planning an inter-faith service at the Federal Plaza in Chicago for Sept. 30, at 1:00 p.m. in support of those who will be taking part in the National Fast for Immigrant Justice.

For more information please contact: John Gomez (312) 550-7036. You can also read more online at:
Okay, now that you're done laughing, I suggest we have the "PIG OUT: FOR AMERICAN JUSTICE!"

Let's throw an anti-fast!

On September 30th order the biggest pizza you can afford, then, while shamelessly filling your gaping pie hole dial your congressperson and explain that the reason your talking with your mouth full is you want justice for American citizens and furthermore that you'd like to see even more deportations.

If you like your representative you can offer them a slice of pizza when they agree to get on with all the deporting.

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Dhimmitude: Germany

Source: bbc
Religious fears force off opera

A Berlin opera company cancelled a Mozart production over security fears because it features the severed heads of the Prophet Muhammad and Jesus.

Deutsche Oper said "incalculable" security risks would be posed by staging Idomeneo.

"We know the consequences of the conflict over the (Muhammad) caricatures," the opera company said in a statement.

"We believe that needs to be taken very seriously and hope for your support."

The opera was staged in Berlin in 2003, drawing criticism over a scene where the king presents the heads of Greek sea god Poseidon, Muhammad, Jesus and Buddha.

The director, Kirsten Harms, said security officials had now warned of possible problems if the production went ahead, and that it was in the best interests of performers and opera-goers to cancel it.
K, typical dhimmi stuff here, nothing new until you get to this...
But Berlin's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said the director had made the wrong decision to scrap the production.

"Our ideas about openness, tolerance and freedom must be lived out on the offensive," he told the Associated Press.

"Voluntary self-limitation gives those who fight against our values a confirmation in advance that we will not stand behind them."

Germany's interior minister called the cancellation "unacceptable"
Huh, a government official is standing firm, and the artists are caving. That's kinda interesting, no?

Oh, and "voluntary self limitation" = dhimmitude! Remember, there was no actual threat, they cancelled due to the 'possibility' of threats.

And of course, our Muslim pals have a thought...
Germany's Islamic Council leader, Ali Kizilkaya, supported the cancellation, saying the Muhammad depiction could offend.

"Nevertheless, of course I think it is horrible that one has to be afraid," he told Berlin's Radio Multikulti.

"That is not the right way to open dialogue."
Well Ali, seems to me we're rapidly approaching the time when the only remaining dialogue is how quickly we can remove you jokers from the civilized world.

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One Question


Jill E. Family has a piece lamenting that poor illegal aliens are being denied their "civil rights."
Access to an independent judiciary with the power to hold the government accountable in its dealings with individuals is a founding principle of the United States. In contrast, imagine a system where there is no access to independent judgment; where, instead, the referee works for the opposing team. The House of Representatives took a step away from this founding principle by passing the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437) on December 16, 2005. A provision of the bill would erode access to independent judgment by severely restricting access to the federal courts for individuals in removal (deportation) proceedings. This provision is part of a long string of efforts by proponents of restrictive immigration policies to limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts over immigration cases. *snip*

Immigration judges and BIA members are being asked to more quickly adjudicate complicated cases with life-altering implications, leaving insufficient time for legal analysis. According to Dana Leigh Marks, a San Francisco immigration judge and Vice President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, immigration judges “do not have the luxury of rendering written decisions,” do not have “the legal niceties of moving papers and in depth memos and motions to support the decisions that [they] render,” and must share staff heavily (Marks reports that she can lay claim to only one-sixth of a law clerk).2 As immigration enforcement efforts increase, Marks foresees greater strain on an administrative process that is already “going too fast.”3 Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit calculated that immigration judges must dispose of more than five cases per business day to stay current and that eleven BIA members are expected to dispose of 43,000 cases per year.
Now, I ain't pretending to be a fancified law professor howevah, does it not seem that those responsible for our current legal system enjoy making things as needlessly complicated as humanly possible? Frankly this all boils down to one question...

Are you here illegally?

If so, you got to go. It really IS that simple. Or, to put it even more indelicately please allow me to trot out the infamous, the unstoppable..."Jake's Ham Sammich Rule!"
This is when I invoke Jake's Ham Sammich rule. If you're in the country illegally you are entitled to a well prepared, and frankly delicious Ham Sammich followed by a helpful boot in the ass to assist you in exiting the country. As always, a fizzy soda of your choice IS optional.
It really is that simple, asshat! Hell if you leave today we'll throw in a bag of chips.

Also, and I realize that I'm treading on dangerous ground here but, any guesses on whom enjoys "civil rights" in a sovereign nation? Anybody? Anybody?

Super secret answer....Here!


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Absurdity of the Century: Vicente Fox Criticizes US Crime Rate

Vincente Fox sez...
"I saw that crime rates in the United States increased 3.5 percent so far this year. So they have their own problems,' Fox said. 'And with numbers of homicides, it's better we don't speak about them, because, even though they show up on the front pages every day, there are many fewer here than there.'"
Our good buddy KD does a righteous!

Not Just A Parasite...

But a freaking ingrate as well!

'Border baby' boom strains S. Texas
More illegal immigrants are pouring into the state to give birth

Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

Doctors and health officials say they are overwhelmed by both the new arrivals and those immigrant mothers who already are in the state. Even Houston's feeling the pinch. An estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of the 10,587 births at Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital last year were to undocumented immigrants, administrators say.

Also feeling the strain is Starr County, an already poor South Texas county that has the region's only taxpayer-supported hospital district.

Immigrants "want a U.S.-born baby" and know that emergency room staffers don't collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County.

"The word is out: Come to Starr County and get delivered for free. Why pay $1,000 in Mexico when you can get it for free?" Rodriguez said.

''When we are separated only by the distance of the river, it's easy to do," Starr County hospital administrator Thalia Muñoz said. "It's gotten worse, and it's because the economy in Mexico is not good and because we provide all these benefits."

Unfortunately, doctors say, Starr County isn't alone.

''Our little snapshot is duplicated in all the municipalities between here and California," said Tony Falcon, a Rio Grande City physician who was appointed to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission in April. ''What you see here is what is happening in Brownsville, McAllen, El Paso and San Diego."

He operates a private family clinic and delivers babies at the Starr County hospital. About a third of his deliveries are what he calls "walk-ins" — mothers in labor showing up at the ER.

''Obviously, it has a huge impact on patient health and the kind of health care that's provided," Falcon said. "You don't get the kind of prenatal care you should get."
This dry recitation of depressing fact is plenty shocking enough, but luckily we are able to hear dierctly from the the mouth of one of these ringworms...

Socorro Gonzalez, an undocumented immigrant who just gave birth to her fourth child on U.S. soil, said she and her husband aren't trying to abuse the health care system. ''I don't see why they should deny a medical service if we're here struggling for this country," she said.

"Struggling for this country?"

"Struggling for this country?"

Really? So when you marched around (and I'm just guessing here) carrying a Mexican flag you were secretly "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this country that I love with contempt you are just "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this country like a jobsite, pissing on my lawn and leaving your trash everywhere you are "Struggling for America?"

When you treat this like "The United States ATM" you are "Struggling for America?"

When you infect this country like ringworms killing the host you are merely "Struggling for America?"

I don't think so toots! You are a scourge and a blight, your children are not "Angels" as Emma Lozano so stridently chided me when I uttered the accurate yet hated phrase "Anchor babies."

You have never struggled for any country, that is why you are constitutionally unable to be a force for good in this country. Had you ever cared about any country, you might have tried fixing your own before fouling ours with your bloated sense of entitlement and inflated ego.

I can't wait until you and your brood are driven from this country, like the infectious disease you truly are.

H/T digger's realm

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Compare & Contrast

Source: NYSlimes

On the enforcement bills moving through Congress...
Among the most poisonous provisions is one that would give state and local police agencies authority to enforce federal immigration laws. Police departments big and small have bristled at the idea, saying they lack the expertise and the resources to enforce immigration law. They say it would cripple crime fighting by severing hard-won relationships with potential victims and witnesses: immigrants who will end up fearing and avoiding them.
Now this...
Counties across the United States are starting put into place immigration enforcement policies allowing them to detain and start deportation proceedings for illegal aliens that they arrest. The latest is Davidson County in Tennessee where Sheriff Daron Hall has filed a formal request with the Department of Homeland Security to start using the Delegation of Authority Program from the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1996.

This allows local law enforcement to screen if someone is illegal and start deportation without having to rely on Federal authorities.

Sheriff Hall is not alone as the Department of Homeland Security has a large pile of requests from counties across the country.

Davidson County is currently in a mandatory 30-day assessment period, which the Department of Homeland Security imposed upon its receipt of Hall’s letter on Aug. 31.

Eager to streamline Davidson County’s entry into the program, Hall has said he will call the Department of Homeland Security “on day 31.”

H/T Lonewacko

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Meet The new Boss...

Same as the old boss...

Here's a charming two'fer to remind us just exactly what our good friends in Mexico think of American sovereignty...

Source: NYTimes
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon on Monday slammed U.S. plans to build more fences on its southern border, saying it would not solve illegal immigration.

''We are worried ... about the actions that the United States is discussing concerning building a border wall and tightening restrictions on migrants,'' Calderon said after meeting with Mexico's foreign secretary.

The U.S. Senate is debating legislation to build 700 miles of fence on the U.S.-Mexico border along with other security measures, which the House has already passed.

President Vicente Fox, of Calderon's conservative National Action Party, has called the plans ''shameful'' and said the fence would be like the Berlin Wall. Calderon succeeds Fox on Dec. 1.

There are an estimated 11 million Mexicans in the United States, about half of whom are illegal. Last year, Mexican migrants sent home more than $20 billion in remittances.
But wait, there's more...

Source: Axcessnews
In a move that has many proponents of tough US border security and illegal immigration reforms scratching their heads in puzzlement, Mexican President Vincente Fox recently retained the services of a well-known Republican strategist to help stop the rising tide of public outcry over poor border security and rampant illegal immigration.

President Fox reportedly rehired the public relations man and GOP political consultant who is credited with helping Fox win the presidency in 2000. Fox wants Rob Allyn to curtail what he perceives as a growing anti-immigration political juggernaut, especially when it comes to illegal aliens from Mexico.
Jaggernaut? Sweet!

H/T beyond borders blog

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Behold The Power Of...


This is pretty cool...
President Bush has invited bloggers to join him today as he signs into law a bill creating a database of federal spending -- a recognition of their role in forcing the bill through Congress over the objections of senior senators and an indication of how much bloggers are changing the political process.
A coalition of bloggers from the left and the right last month did what the Senate's Republican leadership could not: smoke out obstructing senators, bring public pressure to break their hold and move the bill to the Senate floor, where it passed by a voice vote.
"The bloggers mobilized Congress; Congress did not mobilize bloggers," said John Hart, spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who teamed with Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, to support the bill.
"It really does represent a revival of basic democratic values: that active citizens using tools of technology really can steer the political process," Mr. Hart said. "And what happened was profoundly subversive to the established political order."
This. This is the fundamental power the internet brings to the table, it is especially gratifying to me that it was a bi-partisan effort.

This, not so cool...
Today, President Bush finally signed the Coburn-Obama database bill into law. A handful of large blogs from across the political spectrum, aided by hundreds of readers, banded together to push for the bill's passage, which will create a searchable website of federal grants, loans and contracts.

But when the bill arrived on the President's desk, he saw fit to invite bloggers who are reliably conservative.
I don't know who, if anybody was snubbed, but if they were, this conservative says...I'm sorry, it was wrong.

Anywho, interestingly enough as were driving to attend a protest Sunday in the boondocks of Illinois one of the topics of conversation was how the internet was finally beginning to do some of the things that people were pontificating about a decade ago, long before the technical realities were in place.

Now, the only boundary is getting more people online and weaned off the Dead Dog Media. Streaming video and audio, email, blogs, websites are serious tools that break down and scale the walls that used to be manned by prohibitive costs and high technical specs.

Now any fool with a video camera can report the news. And yes, some will stink, but if you've been paying attention to what's going on in the blogosphere, there is a serious case of 'the cream rising to the top' going on as we speak. In true Darwinian fashion, which only redounds to the good of the people.

Portals like Youtube make me wonder about the future of elections, if candidates were able to utilize it effectively it go a long way toward lowering the financial bar of candidacy, like this. Okay, sorry, that was a silly example, how about this?

Actually, amidst the silliness, there is something interesting going on here. I predict we'll see candidates utilizing these tools in new and vital ways in the not too distant future. What will happen then? That's beyond the ken of this broken down old chef but I guarantee you this...

It'll be interesting!

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On the History and Tradition of Sanctuary

Ted Olsen has a great article -- Asylum vs. Assistance: Offering sanctuary isn't about political protest -- up over at Christianity Today. In it he compares the history of sanctuary policy to the way it is being used (read: misused) today by the likes of Elvira Arellano and her socialist buddies.

A taste...

Meanwhile, Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago is housing Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant from Mexico whose son is a U.S. citizen. "It seemed like a good option to give her a holy space to continue a campaign of civil disobedience against an unfair law that is separating families throughout this country," explained pastor Walter Coleman, who banned opponents from attending his church's services. "I fear God much more than I fear Homeland Security."
And talk about something I can agree with...

"Faith provides no warrant to break laws just because we disapprove of them," Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet responded in the Chicago Tribune. Coleman, he argued, is no heir to abolitionist minister Theodore Parker, who offered sanctuary to escaped slaves. "As sympathetic as we might be to Elvira Arellano's plight, there is no natural human right to enter or remain in the United States, or to live in one country as opposed to another."
Read the whole thing. It's good stuff!

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Miller Sales and Stock Dives

Source: Beeradvocate (H/T Immigration News Daily)

Last week the Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition passed the 100 supporting organizations mark and achieved over 12,000 petition signatures while the Dow Jones Newswires announced a collapse in SABMiller's stock value and beer sales in America!

The boycott by immigration enforcement groups was brought on by September 1 reports in the Chicago Tribune that Miller Brewing Company gave $30,000 to pro amnesty organizations that support illegal immigration. Coalition members also determined that Miller gives large sums of money to race based organizations like La Raza (Translation: The Race)

According to the Dow Jones News Newswires (9/22/2006) SABMiller (SAB.JO) stock had fallen to 999p. This is a 6.02percent drop since the launch of the Miller Boycott on September 5 when the stock was trading at 1063p. Dow Jones reports that Miller Beer's sales are down in America more than other major companies.
Care to join me for a non-Miller toast? Find out more and sign the petition, if you haven't already, at

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A Really Good Post!

Mr. Hawkins @ Right Wing News has a barnburner up on illegal immigration, a taste...
First of all, if you can't bring in your crops without illegal aliens, your business is a criminal enterprise and you should either go straight or go out of business. In fact, I'm glad to hear that these businesses lost money for lack of illegal aliens. In my book, if you've been fattening your profits by willfully disregarding the law, then you're getting your just desserts if you lose money when your source of illicit income dries up.

Read it all here.

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Och! A Wee Dram O'madness From Scotland

Source: Sunday Mail

(Madness bolded for...oh fer Chrisake's, you know already!)
A driver spent two nights in jail after being accused of "revving his car in a racist manner". Mechanic Ronnie Hutton, 49, yesterday described his court ordeal which finally ended when prosecutors dropped the allegation of racism. But he was still convicted of a breach of the peace for revving the engine of his £25,000 Lotus. Witnesses claimed he had been trying to intimidate a Libyan couple on the pavement. Ronnie, of Stirling, claims he was only revving the powerful V8 engine to avoid another £15,000 repair bill.
"Revving his car in a racist manner?"

Is it any wonder that Scotland is also known for battering and deep frying candy bars?

I crap you negative!


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What's Bigger Than Stupid?

Source: Bostonherald

PETA to the rescue! Leaps to defense of ‘gentle’ cockroaches in Six Flags promotion (Stupidity beyond which life cannot survive bolded for your reading pleasure)

Cockroaches have feelings too!
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want all Six Flags theme parks, including the one in Massachusetts, to exterminate an upcoming cockroach-eating extravaganza.
Cockroaches have been given a bad (reputation) in our society,” said PETA spokeswoman Jackie Vergerio. “They are gentle, complex animals.
Six Flags parks around the country starting Saturday will give anyone who eats a live, hissing Madagascar cockroach line-jumping privileges as part of its Halloween FrightFest promotion.

Melissa Pinkerton, public relations manager for Six Flags New England in Agawam, said the cockroaches will be brought out on silver platters on weekends through October.
And she has no doubt people will belly up for bugs if it means a sweet place in line.
“I’m sure it’s going to be a big hit because we do have the No. 1 coaster on the planet,” she said, adding that cockroaches are actually high in protein and low in fat and totally safe to eat.
Vergerio, the PETA spokeswoman, called the promotion a “tired, recycled gag from ‘Fear Factor,’ ” referring to a gross-out NBC reality show in which contestants complete disgusting tasks, such as ingesting insects, to get ahead.
People are disgusted by this and can’t believe it’s going on,” she said.
Pinkerton, the Six Flags spokeswoman, said the idea started last year at a Seattle Six Flags park and was so popular they tried it nationwide. She said nothing will squash it now.
“We are going forward with this promotion,” she said.
One grows tired of saying it again, but, if one would rather not be treated as a retarded freak?  It might help to not act like a retarded freak.  Just a thought.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Take Your Blood Pressure Meds Before You Read This

Source: AccessNorthGA (H/T: Immigration News Daily)

When Jason Smith contacted the Internal Revenue Service to find out why his $600 tax refund hadn't arrived, he received a nasty surprise: The government was waiting for him to pony up $12,000 in back taxes.

As it turned out, the Danielsville, Ga., man was not to blame. Another "Jason Smith" racked up the unpaid taxes. An illegal immigrant named Nohe Gomez Hernandez had used Smith's Social Security number to get a job at a chicken plant in Bethlehem, Ga., and worked there under that false name for at least three years, long enough to be promoted from line worker to supervisor.
Awful enough, right? But wait 'til you hear what Hernandez's lawyer is arguing:

Defense attorney Jana Whaley of Royston, Ga., contends that Hernandez' actions aren't covered by the state law, which was created to keep people from stealing others' personal information and using it to pillage bank accounts or run up credit card bills.


Hernandez used Smith's name and Social Security number solely to get a job for his family and never tried to interfere with Smith's credit or accounts, Whaley said.
Yes. You read that right. His attorney had the gall to state that because Hernandez used the stolen social security number of Jason Smith to work, not run up credit card bills, he hasn't committed identity theft.


After the IRS told Smith that he owed the government thousands in back taxes, he requested his work history from the federal agency. It said that Smith, who works in a commissary at the Navy School in Athens, Ga., was also working at Harrison Poultry, about 20 miles away in Bethlehem, Ga.

The IRS said Smith owed back taxes because the two full-time jobs under his name forced him into a higher tax bracket, said District Attorney Robert Lavender.
So this poor guy's taxes were screwed up because Hernandez stole his social security number. That was no accident. Smith is going through this whole ordeal because Hernandez stole his social security number and, therefore, his identity.

Hernandez "was known by his employer as Jason Smith and even had the nerve to meet with law enforcement in a smock that had the name 'Jason' sewn on. No doubt, the appellant intended to assume the identity of the victim," Assistant District Attorney James Webb wrote in a court brief.
Give me a break. It doesn't get any clearer than this.

Can attorneys get any more disgustingly, despicably slimy than trying to get an illegal alien off the hook for stealing the identity of an American citizen?

Never mind. Don't asnwer that.

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