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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Cost Of Illegals In California: LA Times

From the Muscle Head Revolution Site, click the link and read the numbers quoted from Los Angeles Times research on the cost of illegals to the Southern California area.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Los Angeles Mayor To Skip May 1 Protests

This is excellent. The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa will not be home in LA supporting the illegals and their ridiculous demonstrations. A child of Mexican immigrants, (probably legal) he instead will be in Dallas, Texas courting an NFL franchise for the LA area.
Message to the illegals in SoCal: You aren't as important as you think you are.

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Top Ten U.N. Slogans

I had to borrow this. Click the link to buy the shirt.

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Internet Freedom At Risk

I found an interesting site that claims we may not have the internet the way we know it for much longer. It seems there are several large communication corporations who are trying to get Congress to pass legislation giving them the right to regulate internet traffic. That could be a disaster. Click the link. Also, go here

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Friday, April 28, 2006

Another Way To Get The Illegals To Leave

Whatever happened to making English the official language of the United States? One of the reasons that illegals can come here and survive quite nicely is the fact that our governments and large companies cater to the foreign languages of those illegals. If we stopped printing maps, street signs and all the odds and ends literature needed to survive in society in anything but English, it would take away at least one incentive to come here. Granted, they could learn English, and some of them do or already have. But it's a start.

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California Lawmakers Advocate Lawbreaking

Check out the link. Now the State Legislature of California has sanctioned the proposed walkout from work and school by those in favor of breaking the law (illegal immigration). I'm not sure, but I'll bet that these same lawmakers have to take an oath to uphold the Constitition and the laws of the land. Sounds like grounds for removal from office.
At least one of the members understands what's at stake:

But Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, said lawmakers should not encourage lawbreakers even if they disagreed with the law.

"It is irresponsible for this body to advocate that students leave school for any reason," Cox said.

He introduced a bill that would require a special school attendance audit on Monday, so that schools would not receive state aid for any student who was truant. School funding is based on attendance levels. O'Connell said the state would not grant waivers to schools that lose funding if students were absent while out protesting.

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Parents Sue School District In Mass. Over Gay Book

As we sink further into the morass of Sodom and Gomorrah like life styles, this one is a classic. The Lexington School District Superindendant says he knows what is best for other parent's kids. All the more reason to abolish mandatory public schooling. His name is Paul Ash. His email:


School district website:


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Egypt Has The Right Idea With Their MSM Problem

Egypt arrested a bureau chief of Al Jazeera for "false reporting". He claims innocence. Maybe we should try this kind of treatment for the MSM.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

More Illegals To Rally, What Next?

So now the illegals and their supporters are threatening to "shut down" the country. If Congress doesn't get the message, they will during the next elections. Those who are going to skip work and school on May 1, 2006, are by and large not voters. Those who don't want them legalized are voters. Lawmakers throughout the country need to wise up.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Latest Letter To Senator Harkin of Iowa

My latest to Senator Harkin of Iowa, the leftie who is voting blindly for amnesty for illegals:

As seen on CNN, The DHS cannot take care of the number of immigrants here now:

• DHS is not doing the security screening on large numbers of aliens who are being given work permits, residence, and citizenship;

• Nearly five years after the tragedy of September 11, the DHS still has no idea whether many immigrants are members of organized crime syndicates, are on terrorist watch lists, or have lived sordid lives of crime or other anti-social behavior;

• These immigrant applicants just get waived through the line without full screening. At DHS, granting as many immigration benefits as fast as possible is nearly always the priority over providing for the physical security of American citizens;

• Not only is it virtually impossible for well-meaning DHS employees to provide for our physical security, but many DHS employees are intentionally endangering our lives. There are close to 500 pending complaints of criminal misconduct against DHS employees who are accused of espionage and acceptance of bribes, and even of helping suspected terrorists get permission to live here! Unfortunately, these cases are not being aggressively pursued because the agency's leadership refuses to provide the personnel or resources necessary to investigate them. On top of all that, employees with allegations pending often continue to hold great power over who enters the country.

How is the addition of more immigrants in the stream going to be handled? It will be a disaster.

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New Target For ICE

Here's a couple of new targets for ICE. These two companies are closing for a day because the illegals working there are goin to be protesting border control. Let's see if they actually follow up on this information. Don't hold your breath.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

My Latest Letter To Senator Harkin

Here is my latest email to Tom Harkin, our Left Wing Dem Senator from Iowa. He had emailed me about the ridiculous amnesty bill in the Senate. Here's his email:

April 20, 2006

Mr. Craig C

Ames, IA

Dear Craig:

Thank you for contacting me. I am always glad to hear from you.

I appreciate knowing your views on the need to reform our immigration
laws. As you may know, the Senate's effort to pass comprehensive
immigration reform legislation recently collapsed, and it is unclear when
or if the Senate will return to consideration of immigration reform
legislation this year. I am deeply disappointed that the Senate appears
to have missed an historic opportunity to pass strong, comprehensive
immigration legislation today that would help bring millions of
undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, and that would help secure our
borders and enforce our laws. Instead, the Senate majority party has
chosen to play politics by blocking efforts to end debate and pass a
strong, bipartisan compromise immigration bill.

Clearly the federal government has a responsibility to address the
flow of illegal immigration across our borders. Immigration reform is a
national security issue. The federal government needs to know who is
living in our country and who is crossing our borders. For this reason,
we need to bring the approximately 11 to 12 million undocumented
immigrants out of the shadows so that we can conduct background checks and
have records of who is in our country.

I continue to believe that we need three components as part of
comprehensive immigration reform. One, we need tough, consistent
protection of our borders and effective enforcement of reformed
immigration laws. Two, we need to enforce sanctions against employers who
hire immigrants unauthorized to work. And, three, we need a
temporary-worker program, with documentation, that gives immigrants a
reasonable path to earned legalization by paying fines, learning English,
and paying back taxes.
I also hope that the Senate will include two important bipartisan
measures in any final immigration reform package; the AgJobs bill and the
DREAM Act. Senator Larry Craig's AgJobs bill provides for a stable and
legal agricultural workforce. The DREAM Act would allow qualified
undocumented students to be eligible for in-state tuition provided they
have graduated from high-school in the state and are pursuing legal
status, among other strict requirements.

Last December, the House of Representatives passed a immigration
reform bill that calls for criminalizing undocumented immigrants; rounding
up the 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants for deportation; and
charging with crimes anyone who might help them, including clergy and
church members. It is simply unrealistic to think that it is possible for
the federal government to round up millions of people and deport them.
One independent analysis concluded that it would cost over $140 billion to
deport these individuals and, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
doing so would bring our economy to a screeching halt. This bill is too
punitive and doesn't address the underlying issues driving the influx of
undocumented workers in the United States.

It is long past due that we institute reforms to address our broken
immigration system. I am hopeful, that after the Easter recess, the
Senate will once again address this issue so we can pass a just and fair
immigration reform package - one that is true to our values and tradition.
I will continue to work to support bipartisan and workable immigration
policies that will reunite families, protect the rights of American
workers, and honor the values of the United States of America as a nation
of immigrants.

Again, thanks for sharing your views with me. Please don't hesitate to
let me know how you feel on any issue that concerns you.


Tom Harkin
United States Senator


Please do not reply to this email. To contact me, please log on to my
website at http://harkin.senate.gov/.

I deleted my address, but here's how I responded to him:

Hello Senator, thanx for your email about your feelings on immigration. Unfortunately, all you said in the email simply confirms what I already said to you before. The "failed" legislation you talk about is not what the American people want or need. Any program that legitimizes those who have violated our laws by infitrating across the border is unacceptable. The bill would not only give all of those illegals an opportunity to eventually become citizens (break the law, get on board), it also encourages further illegal entries by the next wave of infiltrators. In 1986, when then president Reagan authorized a "one time" amnesty, we in the know were all over it. I am a long time Conservative, voting Republican most of the time. But even back then I predicted (correctly) that the amnesty would encourage others to come. And did they come! The lack of prosecution of employers over the years has been the primary reason the Mexicans know they will find work here in the US. If we beef up those laws (make it a felony to hire an illegal) and prosecute the violaters rigorously, the illegals already here will find it very hard to live here. We cannot allow them to stay. They will slowly begin to go back, because they will be starving for lack of work. That's right, no government programs can be allowed to favor the illegals. No hospitals, no schools, no welfare. They will round themselves up. Force the Mexican government to take care of their own. And bill the Mexican government for each and every illegal who is apprehended and deported.
It's time to end the anarchy. Your election is when?
Craig C

Harkin is a typical Liberal, not given a crap about what the people think. He knows what it good for the country. The typical Liberal attitude.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

No Course Of Action Is Correct: DEMS

No matter what the president does, the DEMs find fault. When he acts, as he did in Iraq, without gaining the support of other countries (support that was never coming), he is vilified for "acting unilaterally". But now Democratic US Senator Harry Reid is saying just the opposite:

The Bush administration is relying too heavily on other countries in the international effort to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to Sen. Harry Reid.

Not only that, but Senator Reid is now a military expert. He thinks action in Iran is not possible:

"We don't have the resources to do it" because of the ongoing war in Iraq," he said.

OK, so we negotiate, but with no threat of military action if the negotiations fail. That will work. Right.

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Iran Going Nuclear OK: NY Times

I've pointed out before that mistakes have been made in Iraq. But the idea that because mistakes are made in one context of the war on terror and world wide security doesn't mean nothing should be done in the future. But don't tell NY Times Left wing columnist Thomas L Friedman. By using his logic, the North should have surrendered to the South in the Civil war after the First Battle of Manassas. Or at least have said: "It's OK to secede from the Union, we don't need to free the slaves."

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Jerry Brown For Attorney General In California?

This is an excellent example of voter apathy in California. Jerry Brown, who made a mockery of the office of Governor of California when he held that post, is now the Dem's frontrunner in the Primary election for California Att. General.
If the Mexican vote is going to be so strong (that's what the Dems have been touting with this illegal alien stuff going on) why is Brown's closest rival, a Hispanic candidate so far behind?
Maybe they only polled people with phone numbers.

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Diane Feinstein Says US Won't defend Taiwan?

Well, I guess the Chinese have spent all that money on their military over the last thirty years for no reason. Senator Feinstein of California says The US won't defend Taiwan if attacked. I hope all who can vote in the upcoming senatorial race take note of her words. Barbara Boxer is worse, but it's time for Feinstein to go.

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Mexicans Say We Are Racist

Let's get this straight. People in the US are racist because they want secure borders? They are racist because they desire the rule of law to prevail over anarchy? Wow! I didn't know it was racist to have laws and enforce them. That means that every civilized country in the world is racist. What a revelation.

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CIA Agent Fired For Leaks Was Kerry Supporter

In a crackdown on security leaks at the CIA that have embarrassed the Bush administration, a long time CIA agent has been fired. One would hopt that some jail time will be the final result. Interestingly, the woman, Mary O. McCarthy was a supporter of John Kerry in his failed bid for the White House:

Public records show that Ms. McCarthy contributed $2,000 in 2004 to the presidential campaign of John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.

Nothing like letting one's political feelings get in the way of National Security, and doing one's job.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Shades Of Saddam: Chavez To "Blow Up Oilfields"

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has said he will blow up the oil fields in his country if the United States invades. Sounds just like Saddam Hussein.
Oil fields can be repaired. Of course assasination is still the best solution for the Chavez situation.

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Pallet Stealers Busted

Ever drive down the street and see a truck, usually a mini truck, loaded to the gills with wooden pallets? You know, the kind that merchandise is shipped on inside semi-tractor trailer sets. Out in Southern California it is a regular sight. It's usually two guys, of Hispanic descent, as they drive around grabbing pallets from behind grocery stores and any other place where they can be found.
Well now some of them, and their bosses have been rounded up in a large illegal alien sweep. Too bad it's taken the government and law enforcement 25 years to get these types. Looks like President Bush is finally feeling the heat.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Showcase Arrest, Or New Strategy?

So ICE has arrested a bunch of illegals and their American employers. I'm not impressed. Two thousand such situations, maybe I am impressed.

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Dubai Redux (They Just Don't Get It)

Now the government is considering a new Dubai deal that involves our national security. The British keep trying to sell stuff that could compromise our ability to defend ourselves. This time it is a company that, among other things provides parts for our M-1 Abrams tanks and is involved in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Let your congressperson know what you think about this latest.

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Georgia Gets Tough On Hiring Illegals

A new law in Georgia goes to the heart of the illegal immigrant problem: the hiring of illegals. If companies were punished for hiring illegals, they would be far less likely to hire them. Now the State of Georgia has passed a law to address that issue. Click the link.
We'll see how this plays out over the next few days/weeks. Time to contact your congressperson to enact similar laws where you live.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Send McKinney To Prison

So it's now come out. Cynthia McKinney punched the police officer with a clenched fist. She is a criminal. Lock her up.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Young Illegals Can Be Tracked

I ran across this link from Drudge today. It is about non-adult Mexican illegals who cross the border and what happens to them. Apparently they are turned over directly to Mexican authorities, instead of being released just inside Mexico at the closest border crossing.
I haven't heard anywhere about this, but a thought comes to mind. Since there are so many illegals who are deported, yet return within a very short time, and we know that is true, shouldn't the underage illegals be tracked, and the results made public?
If these underage illegals are returning to the US in significant numbers, then the Mexican government can be held accountable. How about billing Mexico for the cost of the incarceration and deportation of these kids? For that matter, let's bill them for all of the illegals in the country. Bill them for the crime, blight, cost of arrests, etc.
Just a thought. Good idea?

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

California Senator Feinstein Is Military Expert?

Dianne Feinstein wrote and Op-ed in the LA Times today that I felt needed answering.
I have placed the entire piece here, because the Times only preserves its online articles for a short time, before they disappear into the "archives" and are never seen again.

I will keep this short, sort of. If you have read my stuff before, I advocate what Ms Feinstein is arguing against. I feel that if there is an imminent threat to our national security, it is the job of our government to prevent the fruition of that threat, rather than react to its end result.
Over the centuries that man has had governments and armies, diplomacy has only served to seperate periods of warfare.
The diplomats try to keep the peace, yet in the end the armies decide whose diplomacy will prevail.
With the advent of long range warfare in the 20th century, reliance on diplomacy has proved to be a dangerous road to travel.
Failed diplomacy resulted in World War 1, World War 2, All of the Arab-Israeli conflicts, Korea, Vietnam, and the First and Second (current) Gulf Wars.
The United States didn't enter Iraq preemptively, as Ms Feinstein asserts. Saddam Hussein was given ample opportunity to abide by all of the (failed) UN resolutions and time-limits exerted by the US and Great Britain. Without military action, Saddam would still be in power, still murdering his own people and still stealing from the Oil For Food Program.
I agree, it seems that things are bogging down. But that is because of mismanagement by the Bush Administration, and Donald Rumsfeld in particular.
We didn't enter Iraq with enough force to secure the borders and all of the weapons stockpiles inside Iraq. We didn't try to keep the Iraqi military intact, which would have helped to prevent Iran and Syria from aiding the current insurgent situation. As an example: When Germany took over Czchekoslovakia in 1939, Hitler didn't disband the Czchek army. Instead, German officers were put in charge of each unit, with the army simply given new unit designations. Even Condoleeza Rice has admitted that "thousands of mistakes were made".
But to use the ineptitude of some of our leaders as a reason to ignore the threat now presented by Iran to World Security is ignoring the real danger we now face.
The last time our nation faced such a real threat was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The US placed a blockade around Cuba (which is considered an act of war in international law), and faced down the Soviets, forcing them to comply with our demands. That wasn't diplomacy. It was brinksmanship. The Soviets were intelligent (and sane) enough to understand that they had overplayed their hand, and threw in their cards.
Prior to that, diplomacy failed in 1941, as we tried to get the Japanese to halt their genocidal war against China using diplomacy and economic sanctions. The result was the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a war that killed more than 50 million people by its end.
The leader of Iran is neither intelligent or sane, in my humble opinion. Allah will save them from the Infidels (The Western World), so it's OK to go around threatening and posturing and building weapons that are surely intended for offensive action.
Sure, we can wait. Europe waited long enough for Hitler to get too strong to stop.
Diplomacy didn't work then, and it won't work now.
Following is the Ms. Feinstein's writing. Read it and remember, diplomacy won't work. You can't negotiate with a crazy person. (More after her piece)

"Confronting Iran
Will we learn from our mistakes and apply tough diplomacy -- or rely once again on the failed doctrine of preemption?
By Dianne Feinstein, DIANNE FEINSTEIN is California's senior U.S. senator.
April 15, 2006
TEHRAN THIS WEEK claimed that it had enriched uranium, a first step toward nuclear weapons capability. The question now is whether the Bush administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq, or will it set our nation on a road that leads to military confrontation with Iran?

No one concerned about U.S. national security wants Iran to obtain a nuclear weapons capability. It would be a destabilizing force in the Middle East and throughout the world. That's exactly why we need strong American leadership, working toward a verifiable diplomatic solution.

Instead, the administration reportedly is intent upon relying on the failed doctrine of preemption and new Pentagon planning that stokes the prospect of military conflict. If this is true, Americans ought to be deeply concerned.

The doctrine of preemption, first articulated by President Bush at West Point in June 2002, was spelled out in the September 2002 National Security Strategy: "The greater the threat, the greater the risk of inaction — and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves."

Just a few weeks ago, the doctrine was reiterated in the latest National Security Strategy. According to this document, the U.S. may use force before it is attacked because the nation cannot afford to "stand idly by as grave dangers materialize." Yet it is the doctrine itself that is dangerous.

First, it demands that our intelligence be right — every time. This is difficult, if not impossible, in the shadowy world of terrorism and WMD. As we've seen in Iraq, intelligence not only can be wrong, it can be manipulated. Our nation's credibility and stature have taken a huge hit as a result, and the U.S. is in no position to garner support in the international community for military confrontation based on preemption.

Second, the doctrine of preemption may lead to a less stable world in general — especially if our adversaries believe they are safe from preemptive action only if they possess nuclear weapons. Iran has no doubt noted the difference in our dealings with North Korea, which possesses nuclear weapons, and Iraq, which the administration believed was still developing them. So the administration may have encouraged the very proliferation it is seeking to prevent.

Third, an overreliance on preemption can lead to the downplaying of diplomacy. By the administration's own account, Iran is years away from possessing nuclear weapons; there is time to engage in forceful diplomatic action.

The dangers inherent in preemptive action are only multiplied by reports that the administration may be considering first use of tactical, battlefield nuclear weapons in Iran: Specifically, nuclear "bunker busters" to try to take out deeply buried targets.

There are some in this administration who have been pushing to make nuclear weapons more "usable." They see nuclear weapons as an extension of conventional weapons. This is pure folly.

As a matter of physics, there is no missile casing sufficiently strong to thrust deep enough into concrete or granite to prevent the spewing of radiation. Nuclear "bunker busters" would kill tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people across the Middle East.

This would be a disastrous tragedy. First use of nuclear weapons by the United States should be unthinkable. A preemptive nuclear attack violates a central tenet of the "just war" and U.S. military traditions.

There is no question that in the post-9/11 era, a full range of policy options for dealing with new and uncertain events should be on the table. But in my view, nuclear options cannot be considered as an extension of conventional options.

So what steps should the United States be taking?

The U.S. should engage Iran diplomatically. So far, England, France and Germany have led the negotiated effort to halt Iran's uranium enrichment, while Russia has explored other alternatives. It is time for the U.S. to lead such efforts, not stand by.

We must push for a complete halt to Iran's enrichment activities and full access to all nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency. If Iran refuses, international sanctions should follow, and inspections with U.N. forces if necessary.

At the same time, the U.S. needs to build international alliances to create a unified front opposed to Iran's quest for nuclear weapons.

The United States should learn the lesson of Iraq. It should not make the same mistake twice. There is broad agreement that Iran cannot be allowed to proceed with its nuclear programs and continue to flout the international community. Now is the time for tough diplomacy, joined by our allies, not a premature military confrontation that could include nuclear devastation."

Ms Feinstein's reference to nuclear devastation is strange. The longer we wait to act, the greater the chance that nukes would be used, not the other way around.
Or maybe she knows that it's already too late to stop the Iranians except by the use of nuclear "bunker buster" type weapons.

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Deaths Of Illegals On Border On The Rise

I consider the increase in the number of deaths of those crossing the border from Mexico into the US illegally to be very bad news. It shows a 40% increase over each of the last two years. One can only surmise that this increase is measured by a like increase in the overall number of illegals trying to enter. It's time we get this fixed. BUILD THE WALL.

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Illegals Finally Becoming Targets Of Local Police

In news that I feel is long overdue, there has been a trend recently by local police authorities to begin immigration arrests througout the country. While not wide spread enough for me, it's a step in the right direction. I particularly like the part about high bail:

"...Marianne Yang, director of the Immigrant Defense Project of the New York State Defenders Association, a lawyers' group, said a recurring problem for immigrants, legal and illegal, is the high bail set for them if they are arrested, no matter how minor the crime."

In the past the illegals have been able to disappear after being released. Now the Immigration Enforcement people have time to grap them while still behind bars.
Read the piece, and then let your local authorities know what you think.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Minnesota Falls For Illegal Alien Sob Story

Just another strike against the illegals, and their pathetic arguments why they should stay here. (Click the link) This guy failed to live up to a deportation decree, and has now been arrested for home invasion. Everybody! Listen! You break the law by being illegal. You get away with it..maybe for a long time, maybe for a short time. You get the idea you are ABOVE THE LAW. You break more laws as a result. It's all there, in print. A criminal is a criminal. I have very little confidence in rehabilitation. Call your Senator. Get the illegal amnesty stopped.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Michelle Malkin Agrees With Me On The UCSC Outrage

Earlier this morning I sent an email to the chancellor of UCSC (University of California, Santa Cruz) regarding the violation of the rights of military recruiters on campus, by a student organization called SAW. Students Against War used intimidation and sit-in style tactics to force the recruiters to leave the campus. The university made no attempt to stop the protesters; simply providing a safe exit for the recruiters, who were there by Federal Law.
My statements in that email (to follow) have been basically restated on Michelle Malkin's website later today. Clink the link. Here's the body of my email, sent this morning, 0920 CDT:

I am amazed and appalled that the UCSC administration has allowed the SAW group (Students Against War) to bully and threaten members of our military who were on your campus to provide recruiting information to potential new members of that military.
I hope the federal funds that your college receives are eliminated until you do something about this infringement of the rights of others is ended.
No one had the right to take away the lawful rights of others by disguising it as "exercising free speech".

Craig Clemens
Ames, Iowa

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Letter To My Senator

I just sent this message to Tom Harkin, the Lefty senator from Iowa. Chances are I won't hear anything back from him, but you never know. Here's the email:

"Dear Senator, I am extremely unhappy with your voting record on immigration, and especially your voting record on illegals, and the new AMNESTY BILL being debated in the Senate. Just because Iowa is in the middle of our country, and far from the border, doesn't mean that Iowans should sit by and watch this invasion from Mexico. I am a long time Los Angeles, CA resident (recently to Iowa) and can say vehemently that the invasion is real, it is bad and it hurts all law abiding Americans. If your voting does not change, I will be aiding whoever runs against you in the next election. Your record is public, and unacceptable. Click the link below and read about the next group of Hispanics ready to come across. The reality is there. By the way, Hispanics who are here legally are against illegal immigration. They see that you and the other senators who are supporting amnesty are simply attempting to court the Hispanic vote. They see your charade. They will not vote for you because you want illegals to violate our laws and then get rewarded for their illegal activities."


Hope it works.....

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You Want Proof? Here's Proof

Click the link and read what the real story is. Now that the US Senate is prepared to give ANOTHER amnesty, Mexicans (in Mexico) are flocking to the border in record numbers, just like 1986.

Contact your Senator, and ask why he thinks it's OK.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Violence By Hispanics In Maine During Protest

It had to happen sooner or later. In what I'd say was probably a "drive by style" attack, a Latino teenager attacked an Anglo young man who was protesting the immigraton protests.
I have heard of non-violent occurences during these protests, say no more than pushing and shoving, and the burning of a few flags. But this guy was assaulted, apparently without warning.
The highlighted piece points out the warped view of reality the protesters have:

"When you promote violence, you get violence," said the Rev. Virginia Maria Rincon, one of the organizers. "Our rally is about promoting a peaceful dialogue."

Peaceful? Who attacked who?

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To Attack Iran, Or Not?

As British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw postures publicly against the use of force in the Iranian nuke issue, behind the scenes necessary measures to eliminate the threat those nukes would present if acquired. In the CNN.com piece, there is this:

"British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp., called the idea of a nuclear strike ``completely nuts.''

Straw said Britain would not launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran and he was as ``certain as he could be'' that neither would the U.S. He said he has a high suspicion that Iran is developing a civil nuclear capability that in turn could be used for nuclear weapons, but there is ``no smoking gun'' to prove it and rationalize abandoning the plodding diplomatic process.

``The reason why we're opposed to military action is because it's an infinitely worse option and there's no justification for it,'' Straw said."

Mr Straw doesn't know history, or is posturing for the public.
Anybody who knows history knows that the only way a dictatorship with bad intentions can be dealt with is through the use of force, or assasination. There is no relevant example in the past of any other viable resolution to such a problem as Iran presents today, and anyone who thinks otherwise is dreaming.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

More Info On Anti-American Jill Carroll

Read the piece by Debbie Schlussel. It has information on Jill Carroll from someone who has known Jill personally for at least two years. The quotes of what Jill said about the US and the Bible show her real feelings.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

A Patriot Writes To The President

I didn't have a way to link this, so here it is, in its entirety. Pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

"By Ronald F. Maxwell
April 6, 2006

Dear President Bush, Perhaps you know me from my work. I wrote and directed the movies "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals." Walking Civil War battlefields, soaking up the letters and diaries of that generation, re-creating the world of our ancestors -- all this has given me a deep appreciation for our country. My dad was with the Army Air Corps in North Africa while your dad was in the Pacific. My French mother was liberated in Tunisia and became a lawful immigrant to the United States. For an American, my story is unique and typical at the same time.

You probably don't need to be reminded of the hostility and animus directed your way by most of the Hollywood community. Then again, I'm sure you don't take it personally. After all, they held Ronald Reagan in equal contempt. As one of the very few directors of major motion pictures who sees you in a different light, I implore you to listen seriously to what I have to say.

What is happening on the southern border is unprecedented. Not only in our own history, but in the history of the world. No country at any time anywhere has sustained the influx of tens of millions of foreigners across its borders. A wave of anti-American leftism is sweeping Latin America. A socialist radical may soon be elected as the president of Mexico, a country which officially encourages its emigrants to vote in Mexican elections, urging them to think of themselves as Mexican first and perhaps only. The eventual outcome is plain for anyone with eyes to see. This is invasion masquerading as immigration.

It may already be too late to avoid a future annexation of the Southwest by Mexico or the evolution of a Mexican-dominated satellite state. This is not to say Mexican people are better or worse than any of God's children. It is to say that millions of ethnically and culturally homogeneous people will seek self-determination in a land they will increasingly feel justified in claiming as their own. Especially when the natural weight of demographic change is accompanied by the soundtrack of radical demagoguery which seeks to legitimize and moralize this phenomenon as a "reconquista." Many pundits claim you will be remembered in history as the president who won (or lost) the war in Iraq. I see it differently. I believe you will come to be seen, in the years and decades to come, as the President who saved (or lost) the Southwest of the United States.

Mr. President, this is a time for candor. Your immigration policy is viewed as captive to the cheap labor -- big business lobby and inimical to the survival of our country. It is splitting the party and draining away support for your presidency. We who understand the vital stakes will not be placated by rhetoric or slogans. The failure to recognize this growing and deep disaffection among Republicans, conservatives, independents and, indeed, many Reagan Democrats, is, in the short run, going to lead to a monumental defeat for your party at the polls in November.

The last two years of your presidency will be plagued with impeachment hearings, with pressures to diminish the war against terrorism, with the cutting off of funds for the war of liberation in Iraq for which so many of our brothers in uniform have paid the ultimate price. The American people will once again be forced to endure a painful repetition of the humiliating withdrawal from Vietnam. We will be dedicating yet another monument to brave men who gave their lives for honor, country and a lost cause.

I understand that in your heart you want to believe that the border should be an open place where goods and people can move freely back and forth for the good of all. I do not question your integrity or the goodness and decency of your motivations. Dear Mr. President, this is a utopian creed, which must be discarded before it is too late.

When I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee's one-day public session on immigration reform (I suppose we should be grateful that Sen. Arlen Specter devoted one whole day out of his busy schedule for the public discussion of a problem regarding 20 million illegal aliens) it was remarkable for the near absence of any senator speaking on behalf of the American people or their own constituents. It seems the overriding concern of most senators of both parties is for the illegal immigrant population. Perhaps these senators should be reminded that they are supposed to represent and defend American citizens, not foreign nationals, illegal aliens or indeed anyone else. Listening to the self-serving and pandering speeches, you'd think the senators were elected in Mexico or any other country on the globe except America.

Where was the concern for American schoolchildren forced to sit in overcrowded classes, for American patients forced to wait in overcrowded hospitals, for American workers whose wages are being undercut, for American drivers forced to sit in interminable traffic jams in over-whelmed freeway systems, for the victims of organized gangs, for the American college students who are turned away from publicly funded state universities, for many African Americans who are being literally displaced from their neighborhoods while being moved figuratively, once again, to the back of the bus, for those environmentalists and conservationists who want to protect open space and slow down urban sprawl, for the American taxpayers who have had to bear the burden of billions of dollars in increased welfare costs, over-burdened prisons, extra police and security and even, adding insult to injury, for bilingual education?

Where was the concern that we as a people are compelled to deal with these "in your face" issues which have been imposed upon us by external forces, instead of focusing our time, energies and capital on our own indigenous, urgent concerns, like for instance, the medical care for our own countrymen and women. Might it be irresponsible to mislead the 20 million illegal foreigners already here and might it be immoral to encourage the yearly arrival of millions more when we cannot even take care of our own millions of poor and sick and hungry and, yes, dare I say it, our unemployed?

Working as I do in Civil War history, I have had to explore the ugly depths of the American institution of slavery, and have been privileged to work alongside civil rights leaders and specialists in African-American history. For this reason it troubles me that we appear today to be importing a second virtual slave class of low-wage workers who are hired to replace or displace less-educated or privileged Americans -- including the very descendants of American slaves.

I agree with you that "no child should be left behind." But that is precisely what immigration advocates are doing to the children of America's working class -- by flooding the market with workers from a desperately poor country, who depress the wages of high school and even college graduates. "

Eloquent. The real words our government needs to hear.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tammy Bruce Agrees With Me On McCain

Tammy Bruce, talk show host, has posted a column that agrees with me on John McCain, and is even more blunt than I was.

"Let me be blunt. McCain is a self-serving, opportunistic pig."

Sounds good to me. Click the link and read her whole piece.

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Katie Couric To CBS? Who Cares?

I'll make this short and sweet. There's no link to click. So Katie Couric is moving from NBC to CBS. So what? She's just a part of the MSM, and hence holds no real credibility with people who actually think about things realistically.
Moving her to FOX, now that would mean something.

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Iowa Senator's Voting Record On Illegals

Since I live in Iowa, I am posting Senator Harkin's dismal voting record on amnesty and illegal immigration. Click the link, and see how he voted, bill by bill.
In addition, here is a map of the United States:


Cut and past it into your browser to see how your members of Congress have voted on this important issue.

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PS I didn't post Senator Grassley's record, as he is against the amnesty bill.

George Allen Gets It

In a follow up to my last post about McCain, I present the statements of Virginia Senator George Allen. In my opinion, his breaking away from the amnesty advocates puts him in the lead with the American voters for the 2008 presidential election.
I hope he stands his ground.

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John McCain Just Doesn't Get It

In a ridiculous statement Friday, Senator John McCain indicated that he thinks the demonstrations by the illegals across the country are good news for the amnesty bills currently being debated in Congress.
A word to the senator: Stop listening to the MSM. The American people are fed up and the REAL reaction to the demonstration is one of DISGUST. Disgust with the government for not stemming the tide, disgust with those who encourage illegals by hiring them, and disgust with the demonstrators who insist it's OK to violate US laws.

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Michael Savage "Savages" Catholic Church

On his talk show Michael Savage, who is a bit over the top sometimes, called the Catholic church a bunch of names and said their leadership was so desperate for new members that the church has advocated the illegal immigrant invasion from Mexico.
Interestingly, spokespeople for the church failed to answer any of Mr Savage's allegations, instead simply saying that the charges against the church were outrageous, and that:

"....He owes all Catholics an apology.”"

It might help if the church actually put up some sort of defence, based on the facts.

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Iraq Liberation Day

Click the link and sign your name to the letter. Here's their preamble:

By signing this letter, you are signaling that you support FUM's 4 Principles:

The United States Was Attacked.
Our Troops Want to Finish the Job.
Democracy Abroad Is Necessary for Our Security At Home.
We Will Not Be Safe Until the Terrorists are Defeated.

I hope everyone will participate

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Mexico's Own Anti Immigrant Laws

Click the link and see how Mexico treats its own immigrants, both legal and illegal.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Numbers USA Has It Right, Again

Here is a series of arguments and talking points from Numbers USA, about illegal immigration. You can find their site at: www.numbersusa.com
What follows is from communications sent to members of their grass-roots effort.

"Federal law mandates that hospital emergency rooms treat any person who seeks care. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found, in 2004, that annual costs to treat uninsured illegal aliens run to approximately $2.2 billion. Recent Federal efforts to reimburse hospitals for uncompensated care notwithstanding, recovering unpaid costs has been exceptionally difficult and has caused the ruin of numerous healthcare facilities. According to a report in the Spring 2005 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, 84 hospitals in California alone are closing as a direct consequence of the rising number of illegal aliens and their non-reimbursed tax on the system.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, only five percent of illegal aliens from Mexico were unemployed before they unlawfully came to the United States, so gainful employment doesn’t appear to be the driving force behind illegal immigration. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the level of unemployment among the 12 million American adults who do not have a high school diploma – most of whom are competing with the illegal aliens for low-wage, low-skill jobs – at nearly nine percent.

In 2004, an estimated 27 percent of the federal prison population was comprised of illegal aliens, though illegal aliens account for about 4 percent of the overall U.S. population. GAO found the cost to the federal prisons is an estimated $1.2 billion for 2004.


The reason is that once illegal aliens become legal, they have access to far more government services and benefits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is under fire following news reports that fraud is rampant and that the rules governing eligibility for immigration status are being ignored. And these are the people we expect to keep tabs on who stays – and takes jobs, money, and resources away from American citizens – and who goes?

The Social Security system will worsen, not improve, under an amnesty. These low-income workers are unlikely to pay enough in payroll taxes to support current beneficiaries. When amnestied workers retire, they will collect far more in Social Security payments than they ever paid into the system.

Estimates suggest it would cost $5 billion to install triple fence covering the entire 2,000 miles of the Southwestern border. That cost is much less than the economic cost of illegal immigration to California alone for one year. When Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) recently asked Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) how effective the fence has been in California, she said it was so effective that it forced most of the illegal aliens to cross through Arizona.

Past amnesties for illegal aliens have facilitated terrorism. Mahmud Abouhalima, a leader of the 1993 Trade Center bombing, was legalized as a seasonal agricultural worker as part of the 1986 amnesty. After legalizing he was able to travel abroad, including several trips to Afghanistan, where he received the training he used in the bombing.

More than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers already come into contact with illegal aliens every day so we must make greater use of them in this crisis. The problem is that many are unsure of their authority and hence do nothing. Plus, the officers who do arrest such aliens, and then contact federal immigration officials, are frequently told to release the aliens because of a lack of federal personnel to process them or facilities to detain them.

The House-passed bill does not target churches and aid providers as some have claimed. Broad language prohibiting the encouragement of illegal immigration has always existed in the alien smuggling statute and these amendments do not change that. The same is true of transportation. Prosecutorial discretion has always been exercised to avoid any gray areas, and the Department of Justice is unaware of any effort by federal prosecutors to use the statute in the manner claimed by some critics.

Temporary-worker programs are often portrayed as a legal and humane alternative to unauthorized migration. But they fail to acknowledge that the last major Mexico-US temporary worker program, the so-called Bracero program, actually was the initiator and accelerator of today's large-scale unauthorized migration. 4.9 million Mexicans were apprehended during the Bracero years.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 made it illegal for an employer to knowingly hire or employ illegal aliens. Employers also must check the identity and work eligibility documents of all new hires. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security rarely enforces this law anymore and, when it does, imposes minimal penalties. By way of illustration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued only three Notices of Intent to Fine employers and made only 159 worksite enforcement criminal arrests in fiscal year 2004 (down from 417 and 2,849, respectively, in fiscal 1999).

Most current proposals involve some form of "legalization" to "clear the slate" of about 12 million unauthorized residents, usually via a gradual process by which unlawful residents can earn legal immigrant status by doing farm or other work. Such policies have a dismal recent history. In 1987-88, 2.8 million unauthorized migrants obtained US legal status. Yet despite this massive legalization, the farm labor market in California again is dominated by unauthorized workers.

H.R. 4437 would finally mandate that every employer in the United States use the federal Internet/phone verification system that quickly and easily determines if a new hire is legally eligible to work here. Currently called the Basic Pilot program, this system for verifying Social Security numbers would prevent most illegal aliens from getting jobs with legitimate employers. While no single enforcement measure would stop all illegal immigration, this is the single-most important solution to rectifying our nation’s half-hearted effort to tackle the problem.

There are clear ways to get illegals to go back home without mass deportation. We must focus on interior enforcement, rather than amnesty.

The Senate Judiciary Committee bill will entice millions of people to come to America illegally knowing that eventually we'll give in and let them stay. This is exactly what has happened with amnesties and guest worker programs in the past.

Proponents of the Senate Judiciary Committee bill claim it doesn't reward illegal aliens for breaking the law, but that is exactly what the bill does. It's almost like a get-out-of-jail-free card. They have to wait a few years and pay a fine. And they don't even have to leave the country. That's a big-time reward.

14 Million Americans cannot find a full-time job. Why are Senators pushing for a massive guestworker program?

The US Citizenship & Immigration Services of DHS has not yet dealt with the 500 claims of criminal misconduct against its employees, including espionage and acceptance of bribes. I think most Americans would agree that this is not the right time to create a massive guestworker program to help illegal aliens gain legal status.

I understand all non-citizens are supposed to pass through an exit-entry system anywhere in the US but that it hasn't been put in place yet. How can the government run a guestworker program if it doesn’t know who is entering and leaving the country?

Here are some additional talking points that our Capitol Hill chief legislative analyst Mark Wills sent over to me:
There is no such thing as a “temporary” worker.

Without significant immigration reforms, not only will the population grow, but stores of nonrenewable resources – like wildlife habitat and open space – will diminish.

Reducing current immigration levels range would be a dramatic step toward a stabilized, sustainable population for there would be less pollution, less sprawl, less congestion, and with a tighter job market, affluence would be more widespread throughout all levels of society.

The Federal Trade Commission reports that approximately 12 million Americans have been the victim of identity theft. Although there are no firm estimates on how many cases involve illegal aliens, it is assumed that hundreds of thousands of Americans have unknowingly “loaned” their Social Security numbers to illegal aliens. Experts believe that the average victim of illegal alien-based identity theft sees his/her Social Security numbers shared approximately 30 times.

Most visitors from Mexico and Canada – not surprisingly, the two nations from which the lion’s share (about 78 percent) of visitors come (as well the highest and fourth-highest numbers of illegal aliens, respectively) – are exempted from enrolling in either the entry or exit components of the US-VISIT tracking system – and DHS has shown no intention to ever require that these visitors be enrolled.

The misguided policy of “catch-and-release” allows “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) apprehended near the border being released on their own recognizance pending a deportation hearing, provided they have no felony convictions and are not considered to pose a threat to national security. However, only about 15 percent of these OTMs show up for their hearings. In most of these cases, unfortunately, DHS has no further contact with the alien and does not ensure that the person leaves the country, which then allows the alien to blend into his/her community as they feel little fear of being found out by a hapless DHS.

By creating a new “temporary” guestworker program and artificially increasing the supply of workers, big business has no incentive to raise wages, enhance benefits, or better working conditions for such workers. This artificial inflation of labor supply also tends to remove much of business’ incentive to innovate, whereas a tighter labor market is more likely to modernize as to be more efficient and effective."

Read this and get active

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Hispanic Protesters New Signs Don't Make Sense

If you click the link, check out the sign displayed at the protest in Costa Mesa, CA. If the Europeans are to leave, then a good portion of the protesters will have to go as well. Why? Their ancestors were from Spain, mostly. Spain is in Europe.

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

AP Poll Says Illegals OK

So an AP poll says more than half of those polled in a "recent poll" don't want the illegals deported. It's their poll. They don't want the illegals deported. Who did they poll? There's no telling what the demographics were. Maybe they went to a local university. I'll bet it wasn't the man in the street. The regular people want an end to all of this. No amnesty. I have the email of the guy who is in charge of running the poll. Ask him who they polled.


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Flight 93 Movie Trailer

Click the link to view the trailer

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Iran May Use Terror Against US If Attacked?

This is a followup to what I said earlier. Hezbollah has been identified as entering the US via the border with Mexico. Iran may use (probably will) those operatives if we attack their nuclear facilities. If it happens, that's the price to keep them without nukes. And I submit that they will attack us anyway, even if we don't bomb the nukes over there. If we don't secure the border, we WILL BE ATTACKED. If we do, then the number of potential attackers will be reduced.

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

McKinney Has Her Own "Race Card"

Click this link and scroll down. You'll get a real laugh. If representative McKinney sees it, she won't be amused however.

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Hezbollah At The US/Mexico Border

Well, it's now happened. The FBI has actually identified Hezbollah operating in conjunction with others to cross into the USA from Mexico. They aren't here to pick strawberries.

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Islamic Riots Started Before The Photos

Click the link (courtesy of Allah Pundit) and read about the sequence of events that led to, and the reasons for, the Muhammad Cartoon Riots. The radical Danish cleric should be deported by Denmark. My guess is he's not originally from there. Normal stuff.

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