In 1998, Fiqh Council member Sheikh Muhammad al-Hanooti, gave a speech calling for jihad against the United States and the United Kingdom, saying that “Allah will curse the Americans and British” and “Allah, the curse of Allah will become true on the infidel Jews and on the tyrannical Americans.” Additionally, Hanooti is strongly linked to Hamas, having served on the board of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). A 2002 INS memo extensively documented IAP’s support for HAMAS and noted that the “facts strongly suggest” that IAP is “part of HAMAS’ propaganda apparatus.”
On October 28, 2000, Muzammil Siddiqui, the President of FCNA, at a rally in Lafayette Park in Washington D.C., said, “America has to learn -- if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come!"
In the past 4 years, several CAIR officials have been convicted of or charged with various terrorism-related offenses.
CAIR has championed and defended officials of Islamic terrorist groups including Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzook, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian, Palestinian Islamic Jihad fundraiser Fawaz Damra, and the radical Egyptian cleric Wagdy Ghoneim.
CAIR has repeatedly attacked the prosecutions of Islamic terrorists arrested and/or convicted since 9-11 and has attacked the government’s freezing of Islamic terrorist fronts as part of a “war against Islam” by the United States.
CAIR has led protests against the deportation of radical Islamic clerics who have called for Jihad or who have been fundraisers for Hamas.
CAIR has asserted that the indictment of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian on conspiracy to murder more than 100 people was “politically motivated” and instigated by “the attack dogs of the pro-Israeli lobby."
CAIR has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of former FBI official John O’Neill, who was killed on 9-11.
One of the signatories to today’s fatwa is Fawaz Damra who was convicted of immigration fraud related to his ties to Palestinian Islamic Jihad and denaturalized. He is currently awaiting a deportation hearing.
Another signatory, the Muslim American Society, is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States and whose publications have repeatedly supported suicide bombings.
Read my previous post that outlines the plans these people are putting place...then judge for yourself if you think their "fatwa" is serious...
...as of this posting, War was declared on the United States of America1,419 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes and 10 seconds ago....
1,419 DAYS! and this is the FIRST time they speak out!??!
This bogus attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people is more of the same...terrorist supporters supporting their actions...and they are looking you and me straight in the eye and lying about it...
It clearly fits a pattern of things that have been going on here in this country...probably for a lot longer time than we are aware of...and some of us are now beginning to pay close attention to the planned takeover of our country...
Sounds like something out of a novel, doesn't it?
But, wait just a minute...I want you to read something before you decide that this is fiction...
In August 2003, Anis Shorrosh, author of ''Islam Revealed'' and ''The True Furqan,'' is a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967. A refugee from the Muslim Middle East, Shorrosh thinks he has discovered Islam's 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020:
1 - Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.
2 - Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ''Abed.''
This is an important point! In the Sudan, in Darfur specifically, the Arabs - Janjaweed - are systematically murdering the black African native people...right now...today...the atrocities and murders are being committed by Arabs against black Africans...
The list is extensive...but read it all, because you will discover that many of the planned items are already in place...if this doesn't chill your blood...or frighten you...then you obviously aren't paying attention:
3 -Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.
4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.
5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corporations or a controlling stock.
6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.
7. Yell ''foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran'' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.
8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.
9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:
* Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961).
*Use no birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.
* Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years – since one can't legally marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.
* Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2,000 released inmates have joined al-Qaida worldwide). Only a few ''sleeper cells'' have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil.
10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently 300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to America's high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the U.S. to reciprocate.
11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish ''Centers for Islamic studies'' with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher-education institutions.
12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam hijacked the terrorists.
13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.
14. Nullify America's sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls.
15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not America's justice system.
16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.
17. Raise interest in Islam on America's campuses by insisting freshman take at least one course on Islam.
18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media.
19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.
20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.
Shorrosh is a member of the Oxford Society of Scholars, has traveled in 76 countries, and is a lecturer and producer of TV documentaries. ''Islam Revealed'' is a bestseller now in its eighth printing. His forthcoming 10th book, from which the 20-point plan is abridged, is titled ''Islam: A Threat or a Challenge.''
I hope you are paying attention...these people are serious...
they are deadly serious...
Arab Groups Express Outrage Over A Television Show Character -- But Continue To Remain Silent Over Terrorism
...but we had to wait almost FOUR YEARS after the attack on this country for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to issue any sort of "statement against terrorism"...THIS only AFTER the terrorist attacks occurred in London...
Now GET THIS: the fatwa issued by CAIR has been declared bogus
Terrorism researcher and analyst Steven Emerson argues that along with the terror-related background of signatories, the decree is missing key elements.
"Nowhere does it condemn the Islamic extremism ideology that has spawned Islamic terrorism," Emerson said in a dispatch posted on Counterterrorism Blog. "It does not renounce nor even acknowledge the existence of an Islamic jihadist culture that has permeated mosques and young Muslims around the world. It does not renounce jihad let alone admit that it has been used to justify Islamic terrorist acts. It does not condemn by name any Islamic group or leader."
Emerson called it a "fake fatwa designed merely to deceive the American public into believing that these groups are moderate." (my emphasis)
He pointed out officials of both organizations have been directly linked to Islamic terrorist groups and Islamic extremist organizations.
One is an unindicted co-conspirator in a current terrorist case; another previous member was a financier to al-Qaida.
The fatwa also does not name the perpetrators of Islamic terrorist theologies and leaders of Islamic movements, Emerson noted, such as Osama Bin Laden, Yousef Al Qaradawi and Ayman Al Zawahari.
In addition, it does not name terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
The chairman of the Fiqh Council, Taha Jaber Al-Alwani, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the case against Sami al-Arian, the alleged North American leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whose trial began last month in Tampa.
Documents released in the Al Arian trial show Alwani funded Islamic Jihad front groups in Tampa.
Another past trustee of the Fiqh Council, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, is serving a 23-year prison sentence for illegal financial dealings with Libya and immigration fraud.
Alamoudi has declared support for the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Recently he was named by the Treasury Department as having been a financier for al-Qaida.
CAIR has been called on many times to denounce terrorists and their murderous acts...I am not fooled or decieved by CAIR...I hope you are not either...
Nuevo Laredo - Rocket Launchers, AK-47's, AR-15 Assault Rifles -- Local Gun Range? NO...Local Neighborhood...
Investigators recovered more than 100 bullets casings from AR-15 assault rifles and found eight AK-47 rifles and a dozen cell phones inside the second house attacked, in the Madero neighborhood, one of the richest areas in Nuevo Laredo, state police said in a statement. No injuries were reported.
Late Thursday, a group of armed men arriving in several vehicles used machine guns, grenades and a rocket launcher to attack a home less than half a mile from the Madero neighborhood, police said...
Is this how they settle arguments in Mexico??
Is it just me, or does anyone else find this scene odd - ESPECIALLY when the Mexican government is obstructing a murderer's return to stand trial here in this country, saying "In Mexico, the death penalty doesn’t exist," Flores said. "The Mexican government wants that principle to be respected."
Rodrigo Cervantes-Zavala murdered the grandparents and uncle of his children...murdered three innocent people in cold blood...and the Mexican government won't return him to stand trial for murder until our government assures them that he won't be subject to the death penalty!
"In Mexico, the death penalty doesn’t exist," Flores said. "The Mexican government wants that principle to be respected." He said this while INSPECTING OUR JAILS TO BE SURE THEY ARE SUITABLE FOR THE MURDERER!
Well - Mr. Flores - get a load of THIS!
1 - It is ILLEGAL to cross the border into this country without the proper paperwork. "The United States government wants that principle to be respected"
2 - It is ILLEGAL in this country to murder people. "The United States government wants that principle to be respected"
3 - It is ILLEGAL in this country to kidnap children and transport them across the border to another country. "The United States government wants that principle to be respected"
It really doesn't matter whether or not the Mexican government adheres to the death penalty ...Cervantes-Zavala broke OUR LAWS by entering this country illegally...by murdering three innocent people...by kidnapping two very young children and running back to Mexico with them...
Cervantes-Zavala needs to stand trial in the country that he so horribly abused and face whatever punishment is handed down to him...
Saul Lopez Acosta, 63, Trinidad Castro Acosta, 51, and Jesus Manuel Acosta, the children's 17-year-old uncle, obviously didn't have a chance to defend themselves...why should their murderer now get kid-glove treatment?
"All we need is one more liar."Thomas added, "I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does."
Hey, Thomas is still pissed since March 2003 when the President didn't call on her for a "question" - hmmm...he must've seen an ambush in waiting...AND she got all pissy during that same news conference when the President ended it with "Thank you for your questions" and didn't call on Thomas so she could say "Thank you, Mr. President" flushing a decades-old White House custom.
Hey! Helen Thomas declared war on this White House and now she's pissed because they accepted her offer!
Time to give it up, Helen...
No one said that being assigned to cover the White House is a life-long appointment...and at 82 I'd call it a day...
This is what they make and plant on trains, planes and automobiles...
Nice stuff, huh...don't think, for one second, that they aren't serious...that they don't WANT US DEAD...
Update: I took the links and picture down...don't want to give a copy-catter a chance to reproduce these death machines
Matthew Scott, a neighbor called to the scene immediately after the bodies were found, said Ricardo Espinoza Perez was "very calm" and "nonchalant" after finding the severely beaten and nearly decapitated bodies of his daughter Lucero Solis Quezada, 8, son Ricardo Solis Quezada Jr., 9, and nephew Alexis Espejo Quezada, 10.
The children were beaten with an aluminum baseball bat and their throats slashed with a boning knife in their Northwest Baltimore apartment in May 2004 shortly after they apparently came home alone from school.
Yesterday's testimony about the father, who is not charged in the crime but is related to the two men on trial, adds to the mystery surrounding the brutal slayings in which the victims' families have not cooperated with the police or the prosecutors.
The defendants, the victims and their immediate families are illegal aliens from Mexico. Family members have received special visas for the trial, which could last into mid-August.
In Laredo, a city of 250,000, which has seen massive growth through cross-border trade over the past decade, there is a real fear that there are insufficient federal and local law enforcement personnel to protect Americans living there.
In recent years, aside from violent home invasions by illegal aliens and the spread of narco-trafficking by Mexican drug lords, the Laredo area has seen a spate of kidnappings followed by ransom demands and the disappearance of several dozen of its citizens.
Time and again, the Border Patrol there has warned Washington that neighboring Nuevo Laredo, which is just across the Mexican border, has been the source of violence and illicit drug running that has spread to Laredo and as far as Dallas.
The state is second in larceny rates, fourth in burglary rates and fifth in homicide rates.
A report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission said that Arizona has had the highest crime rate in the nation since 2000.
"Tucson's close proximity to the (Mexican) border and the rising use of methamphetamines are directly correlated to the city's crime rate," said Capt. Brett Klein, the Tucson Police Department's chief of staff.
What's the problem, you ask?
Why - the very same people that are protesting Proposition 200, which passed overwhelmingly last November by the voters of Arizona - those very same people are praising the fact that banks are "helping" illegals to buy homes and giving them loans of $150,000 +
Don't you need I.D. to get a loan?
I know we did...do they also bend the rules for illegals on that, too????
Fortunately, state Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said he plans to introduce legislation to stop these mortgages.
"You've got to stop these rewards for people coming to this country illegally," he said.
The key word is "ILLEGAL"
These people sneak across the border - ILLEGALLY - get phony I.D.'s - ILLEGALLY - get free health care - ILLEGALLY - get their children educated - ILLEGALLY - and now are getting help from banks to stay here ILLEGALLY???
ASU Boasts Only Campus With Gay and Lesbian Fraternities -- BUT Refuses Support For Christian Legal Society
Now, ASU is the ONLY campus that has both a gay fraternity and a lesbian sorority...
But get a load of THIS:
Last November, the Alliance Defense Fund sued ASU, demanding that the institution recognize a campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society, a conservative, religious-based organization for attorneys, law students and others in the legal field.
The society describes itself on its Web site as "a national grass roots network of lawyers and law students committed to proclaiming, loving and serving Jesus Christ, through all we do in the practice of law, and by advocating biblical conflict reconciliation, public justice, religious freedom and the sanctity of human life."
Nearly 120,000 law students are members, and more than 150 law schools have chapters.
ASU does not support the group, arguing that it prohibits discrimination on campus. (my emphasis)
Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney for the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defense Fund, said the organization believes ASU is attacking religious-focused groups such as the Christian Legal Society while supporting organizations such as Sigma Phi Beta which have an exclusive membership chosen according to whether they share certain characteristics and values.
"It’s hypocrisy," Tedesco said. "The problem that’s occurring on campuses across the U.S., including Arizona State University, is that they’re prohibiting formation of religious groups."
So let me get this straight...ASU can discriminate against a Christian group...but they boast their support for the gays...
WHAT is wrong with this picture??
A tsunami warning has been issued for the Indian Ocean, sparked by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 located in the Nicobar Islands, India, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Sunday.
"There is a possibility of a destructive local tsunami in the Indian Ocean," the agency said in a written statement about the earthquake, which struck at 12:02 p.m. ET.
In an hour or less, a tsunami could hit all coasts of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India and, in Indonesia, the Indian Ocean coast and Malacca coast of Sumatra.
The U.S. Geologic Survey measured the quake at a preliminary 7.0 magnitude and said it was centered about 690 miles southwest of Bangkok.
FoxNews is reporting now that people have been told to 'run from their homes and head for higher ground'...
We are praying for them...
"What I mean is the fact that Bush has an obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy."
Hey! I'll tell you what CREEPY is....
Creepy is what we went through last year with all the photo-ops of John F'n Kerry "playing" sports...his people trying to drive home that old Kerry is just a regular joe...one of the guys...
Who could forget those images...
And - did you EVER hear anyone from the L.A. Times complaining about Kerry's $5,000 bike?
Or did we hear the L.A. Times complaining when Kerry cursed and blamed the Secret Service for any and all of his ungraceful spills...?
and what about his predecessor - Clinton - who only "jogged" for the cameras and always seemed to end up at the next McDonalds...
ya, he looks in shape...
That's all they got? The liberals don't have anything better to gripe and moan about...At least President Bush is a serious devotee to keeping in shape and exercising...that's one of his responsibilities as the leader of this country - make sure that his health doesn't interfere with his job...inspire people to take responsibility for their own health, rather than lay back - do nothing to take care of yourself - then complain when the government doesn't step in and 'fix you'...
I'll take that kind of - what did Chait call it? - 'obsession' any day over someone that only is a poser...
Jack Army has this photo posted -- a souvineer shop in Iraq -- who'da thunk it?
This is great news...something you WON'T hear about from the MSM...too bad...
Jack Army reports: I think the road to freedom is paved with capitalist bricks. Nothing like a free market to highlight and accentuate personal freedom. And who better to participate in capitolistic freedom than America's servicemen and women? I mean, I've been buying knicknacks, doohickeys, whatsits and whatchamacallits for years!
I agree...he also linked to this DOD report entitled Indicators Show Progress Toward Stable Iraq
if you have a little bit of time, read it...more stuff you won't get anywhere else...
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner told The Associated Press that his agency began looking into citizen involvement after noting how eager volunteers were to stop illegal immigration.
"We value having eyes and ears of citizens, and I think that would be one of the things we are looking at is how you better organize, let's say, a citizen effort," Bonner said.
He said that could involve training of volunteers organized "in a way that would be something akin to a Border Patrol auxiliary."
HT: Matt Drudge
"What the authorities of the United States couldn’t do, they succeeded in doing here. This is my Mexico!"
This woman...this ILLEGAL ALIEN...the mother of the two abducted children, when getting reunited with them...AFTER THE DILIGENT AND PAINSTAKINGLY HARD WORK OF SHERRIF JOE ARPAIO to find this murderer and hopefully...HOPEFULLY...find the children still alive...and she says "WHAT THE AUTHORITIES OF THE UNITED STATES COULDN'T DO"?!!!
If it weren't for the attention that WE put on this situation...and - by the way - focusing on the fact that the murderer is an illegal alien...Mexico would have let him skulk away into the darkness, like many before him...
And - WHO HEARD PRIOR TO THIS THAT THE MOTHER WAS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN??
She is being "allowed" to remain in the U.S. because of the 'anchor baby' law that allows illegal aliens to remain after a baby is born here...that is automatically a U.S. citizen...but hey...
Mom, abducted kids reunited in Mexico
July 20, 2005
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - A tearful mother reunited with her two previously kidnapped children said Tuesday she was convinced she would never see the youngsters again.
Carrying a suitcase of clothes, munchies and gifts for 18-month old Bryan Cervantes and his 3-year-old sister, Jennifer, Isabel Acosta laughed and cried as she rushed to hug and kiss the pair on a street outside the federal prosecutors’ office in this resort city.
‘‘I didn’t think I’d seen them again, but now they’re with me,’’ Acosta said. ‘‘I am so proud of my country. What the authorities of the United States couldn’t do, they succeeded in doing here. This is my Mexico!’’
Police said the children’s father, Rodrigo Cervantes Zavala, is accused of killing Acosta’s parents and brother near Queen Creek before abducting the youngsters. He was captured Monday.
We need to change the laws...
Abolish the "anchor baby" law...
IT IS TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY!
HT: Bruce Jacobs, morning talk show host on local KFYI radio
without all the hatred....
I mean, really...what has happened to the Democratic Party?
Hopefully there are Traditional Democrats asking themselves the same question...
and hopefully they are going to do something about it...
I love this president!
Roberts is no stranger to the controversy over court appointments, nor is he a stranger to the inner workings of Washington politics and the Supreme Court:
The Washington Post reports tonight:
A likable lawyer who represented industries in cases at the Supreme Court before becoming an appeals court judge is President Bush's choice to fill his first high court vacancy.
John G. Roberts Jr., 50, who has been praised by conservatives and liberals, also has the shortest of track records to be attacked during the confirmation process.
If confirmed, he will return to the Supreme Court, where he clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and successfully argued many cases, both for the government and as a private lawyer.
Roberts was associate counsel to President Reagan from 1982-86 and then served in the first Bush administration, arguing cases before the Supreme Court from 1989-93.
Obviously Chuck-ie Schumer won't vote for him...nor will Kennedy or Durbin...WHO CARES!
Great job, Mr. President...
Thank you for taking your job seriously and offering up a candidate that will also take his job seriously in such a significant position.
Cervantes, a man wanted for questioning in a July 10 triple slaying and double kidnapping outside Queen Creek, was drunk, not wearing a shirt, Rivas recalled. He and his children, 3-year-old Jennifer and 18-month-old Bryan, weren’t wearing shoes. Bryan wasn’t wearing pants.
Cervantes said his wife was waiting for him to cross the border between Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, the inspector told the Tribune in an interview Sunday. Because Cervantes didn’t have the correct paperwork, Mexican customs impounded the car.
Are you still prepared to tell me that we don't need to secure our borders?
It sits in a dusty, chain-linkfenced lot amid about 150 other cars.
Cervantes took the children in a taxi to a Nogales motel, and is still on the loose.
Cervantes and his children have been missing since July 10 when the children’s grandparents and uncle were found shot to death in a Queen Creek home. Grandparents Saul Lopez-Acosta, 63, and Trinidad Castro Acosta, 51, were shot in the head; and Jesus Manuel-Acosta, 17, the children’s uncle, was shot in the abdomen, the medical examiner’s office said Friday.
UPDATE: miraculously the perp has been captured and will be back to Arizona for trial
The other shocker was the fact that these four took it upon themselves to make their plea based on the assumption that Justice Rehnquist will be vacating his seat that they already have O'Connor filling...
The lengths that these 'political jokes' are willing to go to avoid any real and serious discussion about how the highest court should be populated is really disgusting.
When did the members of Congress sink to such depths? According to this article, The senators said they plan to take up the matter with Bush.
IT ISN'T UP TO BUSH! O'Connor has already resigned!
Bill Kristol, wrote in the Weekly Standard: For that seat, President Bush would improve the Court by appointing any from a long list of well-qualified women. Among them are federal appellate judges like Edith Jones, Edith Brown Clement, and Priscilla Owen on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Janice Rogers Brown on the D.C. Circuit, Karen Williams on the 4th Circuit, and Alice Batchelder on the 6th Circuit; distinguished law professors like Mary Anne Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard, and Lillian R. BeVier, John S. Shannon Professor of Law at Virginia; and state court judges like the impressive Maura D. Corrigan, who served on the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1992 to 1998, and has been on the Michigan Supreme Court since then, including a stint as chief justice. And the list goes on.
There ARE plenty of women - well qualified women - to pick from, if that really is the Gang of Four's concern...
But, I think it is a smoke screen...I think they are really shirking their duty -- and they are verifying that fact by the letter they wrote to Justice O'Connor.
Memo to Gang of Four:
- It isn't always about making campaign promises that you promptly forget once you are back in D.C.
- It isn't always about using the talking points when you are on the Sunday talk show circuit
- It isn't always about YOU
YOU need to take this job seriously for once in your lives!
Roll up your sleeves and get to work -- REAL WORK -- and take this responsibility seriously instead of trying to find ways to get around it.
If you think your colleagues are going to filibuster and this is your cute way of trying to make an end-run, get serious. We see it for what it is.
If you think your colleagues are going to filibuster and you don't agree with them -- take a stand...
TAKE A STAND AND DO THE RIGHT THING.
Joe Wilson...Valerie Plame...Making Millions With Liberal Dems Help And Laughing All the Way to the Bank
Picture from iHillary
Joe Wilson isn't a victim...Joe Wilson is a manipulating, conniving, liar...
And the MSM are right in there with him...creating smoke screens...creating diversions...tying up the White House with this garbage at a time when this country is at war...
The legal theory: that a pattern of immigration violations by employers is costing Canyon County millions for law enforcement, education and social services.
"Their presence lowers the labor wage for American citizens and removes employment opportunities," county Commissioner Robert Vasquez, an ambitious politician who just started a bid for Congress, said of the illegal workers. "Certainly it uses tax dollars to provide them with educational services, medical care, unemployment compensation for those that are injured on the job. They are a drain on the taxpayers of Canyon County, the state of Idaho and the U.S. in general."
On the surface, Canyon County seems to have a solid case, said G. Robert Blakey, one of the authors of the RICO Act and a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
"If people are knowingly bringing in and exploiting undocumented immigrants, they are creating a federal crime," Blakey said. "What this suit raises is just whether the government units _ federal, state and local _ can sue for the damages they suffer."
This makes for interesting discussion...very interesting indeed...the damages that have been wrought on states that have been more closely involved and more adversely impacted with the illegal alien invasion should be taking notes...
"As long as they interpret the law and don't try to write the law"
Okay - I agree with that...but I think she was just spinning for the television audience...
A constitutionalist appointee...
Now, do you think she meant it?
Do you think the Dems will abide by that?
I doubt it...
China is "Prepared" to Nuke Us...Most Think Another Terrorist Attack Inevitable..We Are Overrun By Illegals...And All the Libs Can Talk About is Rove?
“If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons,” said General Zhu Chenghu.
Gen Zhu was speaking at a function for foreign journalists organised, in part, by the Chinese government. He added that China's definition of its territory included warships and aircraft…
Most Americans think a terrorist attack on a train, bus or subway in the United States is inevitable, but there's no evidence they are any more fearful about their own safety after the London bombings, an AP-Ipsos poll found.
Public approval of President Bush's handling of terrorism and foreign policy ticked up slightly after the attacks in England renewed focus on the president's strongest issue _ fighting terrorism. But his overall job approval rating remains in the doldrums_ at 42 percent in the AP-Ipsos poll taken Monday through Wednesday.
Almost six in 10 Americans, 57 percent, say they think a terrorist attack on a bus, train or subway will occur at some point, while just over a third say such an attack can be prevented…
“A peaceful mass of people, hardworking, carries out slowly and patiently an unstoppable invasion, the most important in human history. You cannot give me a similar example of such a large migratory wave by an ant-like multitude, stubborn, unarmed, and carried on in the face of the most powerful and best-armed nation on earth.
And listen to this...LISTEN TO IT...
But neither barbed-wire fences, nor aggressive border guards, nor campaigns, nor laws, nor police raids against the undocumented, have stopped this movement of the masses that is unprecedented in any part of the world.”
From The Great Invasion: Mexico Recovers Its Own by Columnist Carlos Loret de Mola, referenced in Hospitals 'Mugged' by Illegal Aliens by Daneen G. Peterson Ph.D.
THESE are just a few of the issues that should be consuming the attention of our legislators and the media…these are the threats we are facing today...
But all they want to talk about is Karl Rove…????
As Hugh Hewitt said the other day “There is no ‘there’ there”
WTF is going on with the liberals in this country???
Update - we all know by now that Karl Rove has been exonerated...what are the libs going to say about this:
Sacred Cow Burgers , after a nice hiatus, is back with us again and producing some nice 'special effects' - welcome back!
Don't get a false sense of security...sleeper cells are among us as we speak...
And how are they getting here, you ask?
Why, could it be that they are simply walking here under the cover of darkness...through the border from our southern neighbor, Mexico??
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??
The following excerpt is from an article written by Daneen G. Peterson, Ph. D., outlining the extreme burdens that are being placed on our hospitals, our health, and our healthcare system...
Anchor Babies and Automatic Citizenship:
The Federation for Immigration Reform, (FAIR) "estimated there are currently between 287,000 and 363,000 children born to illegal aliens each year."(24) These children, born to illegal aliens, are called 'anchor babies' because they become 'automatic' American citizens who are now 'anchored' to the United States. As such, they instantly gain access to public benefits, usually Medicaid and SSI, causing enormous rises in the costs to those programs. At age 21, they also have the right to petition our government to bring their families and other relatives to the United States.
Christine Romans on the Lou Dobbs program stated that: "Illegal aliens are eligible for federal funds for prenatal care and childbirth . . . " "Benefits like welfare, food stamps, school lunch programs. And, free education. For example, an illegal couple in California with two anchor babies can get as much as $12,000 in public benefits." "In Arizona, at the Maricopa County Medical Center, an anchor baby is born every three hours. Two out of three births are to illegal aliens, 2,900 each year. It's a huge part of the $28 million overall spent treating illegal aliens at just one hospital."(25) When was the last time your wife, sister, daughter or any other family members received FREE prenatal care and delivery? Illegal aliens, expect to, and get, what you and your family cannot, and to add 'insult to injury,' their babies are paid for by YOU!
According to the Washington Post: "In July 2004, Hispanics numbered 41.3 million out of a [United States official] national population of nearly 293.7 million. . . . In the 1990s they accounted for 40 percent of the country's population increase. From 2000 to 2004, that figure grew to 49 percent." That figure probably does not include the 18-20 million illegals living here now, nor any of those that will continue to pour over our southern border, unchecked by our government. The Washington Post also reports that "new [legal] immigrants are now outnumbered by babies born in the United States . . . and: One in five children under 18 is Hispanic, according to the census figures. However, given the fact that the Census Bureau uses outdated methodologies to collect their data and routinely under-estimates their figures, the TRUE figures may be even higher!(26)
Harry P. Pachon, president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a California think tank states that: "There are more Hispanics in Cook County, Chicago, than in Arizona or Colorado or New Mexico."(27)
William H. Frey, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute stated that: "Fifteen counties in the United States reported having more than half of all births to an immigrant mom. The leader [of the pack] was the borough of Queens, in New York City, with 67.7 percent. Other top homes to second-generation Americans included Los Angeles, with 56.3 percent, Miami-Dade County, with 58.9 percent, and Orange County, Calif., with 54.3 percent." "The greatest changes in recent years have come in places like Gwinnett County, Ga., a part of metropolitan Atlanta that has seen its Hispanic population soar over the past decade. In 1990, about 9.3 percent of all children born in the county had a mother born outside the United States. By 2002, [in just 12 years] that number had jumped to 41.3 percent."(28)
According to Dr. Cosman: "In 2003 in Stockton, California, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in San Joaquin General Hospital's maternity ward were anchor babies . . . [and] in 1994, 74,987 anchor babies [were born] in California . . . [and] constituted 36 percent of all Medi-Cal births [California State Insurance]. Now they account for substantially more than half."(18)
There are some in the U.S. Congress who have tried repeatedly to pass a simple amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1102). That same bill, has been re-introduced in the 109th Congress as H. R. 698. The express purpose of the bill is "to deny automatic citizenship at birth to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens."(29) Simple and straightforward, isn't it? One more thing . . . it is interesting to note that NONE of the countries in the European Union provides 'birthright citizenship' to illegal aliens. The last to end the practice was Ireland, in 2004. Oh, by the way . . . Mexico does NOT grant automatic citizenship to its illegal aliens! Why do we?
As you may know . . . if H. R. 698 is ever passed into legislation and signed by the president, it will most certainly be challenged in the courts. The issue will revolve around the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The prior court rulings, that gave illegal aliens the 'birthright citizenship' for their babies, was another example of 'legislating from the bench.' A well reasoned, and historically based, argument to that court decision can be found here: (30)
You really should read the entire article...it is long, but it is something we should be having a discussion about...instead of discussing or trying to define who we should call a terrorist...
Wow what a day. As you know we were locked out of the law enforcement summit in Flagstaff that the Governor called and then missed because she was in Russia watching the ballet, 22 legislators did go (17 Patriotic Republicans including many east valley legislators and the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate) and we were turned away. In talking with of the officers they felt they made very little progress and most did not want to do much on this issue. Very disappointing.
After this Governor vetoed "every" single bill that would have had a major impact on illegals getting benefits, from voting, to local law enforcement being allowed to engage in the enforcement of criminal alien activity and we are the ones who set policy and have been engaged in this issue while she and law enforcement have sat on the sidelines as spectators. Actually the Governor has been engaged on fighting us on every issue including Prop. 200 and after it passed overwhelmingly she is still trying to stop its implementation. Remember this Governor stated early on she believes illegal aliens should have driver licenses.
This governor has worked very hard to make sure we do nothing to deter illegal alien activity in this state and now after vetoing bills that would make a difference she wants a summit on the very issue and yet does not attend, but orders it closed to legislators and the press. She has not once in two years come to any of us at the legislature and offer to work with us on this the #1 issue facing this state. However, being very Clintonish she tries to convince Arizona she is tough on illegal immigration.
To show how critical this issue is to Arizona (and America) I was on Fox News (Bill O'Reilly), CNN (Lou Dobbs), all the major TV stations, I was a guest on 5 talk radio shows from 30 minutes to one hour in duration today (KFYI, KTAR (3 separate shows), and the Patriot. I am sure we will be in the newspapers tomorrow (I always worry about a spin) and more radio. In fact I start out at 7:30 on the Laura Ingram show 960AM the Patriot. (others were also)
Immigration Bills the Gov. Vetoed:
SB1306 (Pearce) Authorizes peace officers to investigate, apprehend, detain or remove aliens in the enforcement of United States immigration laws. Already authorized under federal law and April 1st a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court raised any concerns on this issue and made it clear that law enforcement can enforce immigration laws. Any decision by local law enforcement not to enforce these laws is simply political on the part of local politicians and Police Chiefs and Sheriffs.
SB1118 (Pearce) Voter registration; provisional ballot; address, implements the voting-related provisions of Prop. 200
SB1167 (Pearce) Establishes English as the official language of Arizona and requires that official actions be conducted in English and requires the State to do all it can to enhance and promote English as the Official Language.
SB1402 (Pearce) Part of the initially vetoed budget bills (was a separate bill was decided to put it in the budget) that appropriates $721,700 from the HURG fund to establish procedures to determine whether or not the information and documents provided by a person applying for a driver license are fraudulent. As a result of a federal sting we found hundreds of documents being submitted to MVD were accepted and licenses were issued and Homeland Security issued a warning of severe concern to national security and on this issue and yet our Governor still vetoed the bill.
HB2030 (Pearce/Boone) Requires that recipients of certain state - funded services are presently legally in the Unites States. Also requires the agencies that provide these services to report on the number of people who applied to participate in the programs and the number who were not eligible for those programs due to their illegal status.
HB2709 (Jones/Weiers) Requires DOA to contract for a private prison facility to be located in Mexico to house Mexican National prisoners.
SB1186 (Martin) Incorporates into statue Prop. 200 requirement for proof of United States citizenship when registering to vote and stipulates the information submitted as evidence of citizenship does not become public record.
SB1511 (Martin) Prohibits law enforcement of other government agencies, commissions, boards or districts from accepting identification document such as a Matricular Consular care unless they are issued by a political subdivision, Indian Tribe, state or federal authority. Against warnings by the FBI, Homeland Security as unreliable and a serious risk to national security. She vetoed it anyway. Its only purpose is to allow illegal aliens to get public services.
LAWS NOT BEING ENFORCED:
8 USC Sec. 1325 (ILLEGAL ENTRY)
8 USC Sec. 1324 (Hiring an ILLEGAL)
8 USC Sec. 1644 ("No local ordinance, rule, or measure shall stop law enforcement officers from enforcement of this section")
8 USC Sec. 1325
Any alien who -
1. enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or
2. eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or
3. attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18, or imprisoned not more than two years or both.
(b) Improper time or place, civil penalties - Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of -
(1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or
(2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.
(c) Marriage fraud - Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000 or both.
(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud - Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with title 18, or both.
Section 1324a states: "Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail + $2000 fine per illegal alien + forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime".
Section 1324c states, "All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws shall have authority to make arrests for a violation of any provision of this section" (affirmed US v Perez-Gonzalez 2002 Fed App 0360, 6th Circ.).
Section 1644, same title states, "No local ordinance, rule, or measure shall stop law enforcement officers from enforcement of this section" (affirmed Southern District Court of NY, US v Rudy Guiliani,19
How - if this governor has vetoed and blocked everything the good citizens of Arizona are trying to put into place to get control of the illegal alien situation - HOW can putting a measely twelve DPS officers "on it"...HOW is that going to make a difference??
YOU know it...I KNOW IT...
This do-nothing, vote-buying governor has GOT TO GO...
Someone here in Arizona said the following:
Our governor is a power-hungry politico who MUST be tossed out on her ear - or we're going to have to rename the state Mexizona. The state's budget has TRIPLED since 1990, and a vast majority of the battles this year alone were over the illegals draining our social services AND education budgets. Unless you want to continue to redistribute your own hard earned dollars to people who enter this country illegally, you'd better start thinking about who to run for Governor in '06. WAKE UP ARIZONANS!!!!!!!
God bless you - and God bless America!!
Couldn't agree more...
As long ago as October 2003 FrontPage Magazine wrote an article about the then pending Proposition 200, also known as Protect Arizona Now or PAN, that went before the Arizona voters in November 2004.
PAN spokeswoman Kathy McKee explained that Arizona citizens have reached a point where they feel their government is paralyzed and unresponsive to the overwhelming public demand to deal with the state’s immigration nightmare.
PAN would require proof of citizenship before registering to vote and upon Election Day, as well as requiring state workers to check the immigration status of anyone who applies for state services. These measures would present minor changes to the state's constitution and would be applied across the board regardless of race or nationality. People who are already registered to vote would be grandfathered in; thus, it would only affect those who register after the act's passage.
PAN makes a clear case for reform. On the issue of voter fraud, they cite a report by the Republican former Secretary of State Betsey Bayless showing that in 1998 more than 500,000 unverifiable names were on the voter rolls. Bayless went on to ease the ability to register and removed only 65,000 of those names, doing little to fix the problem. In the past, thousands of deceased people have been found to have voted for years after their deaths. One anonymous citizen registered his dog to show the ease of committing voter fraud in Arizona.
That proposition passed OVERWHELMINGLY – by both white, black, Hispanic voters – you name it – WE VOTED IT INTO LAW.
But, do you think the fact that the voters said in practically one voice “We are sick and tired of the illegal alien problem and we aren’t going to take it anymore!” mattered one whit to our governor?
OF COURSE NOT
She has blocked, vetoed, ignored, thwarted, argued over, disputed, held-up – whatever she thought she could get away with – trying to stop this legislation that we – the voters – approved.
One of the key issues with PAN was a requirement that every person that wants to cast a ballot must provide proof of citizenship. How difficult is that?
I point you back to the FrontPage article and the fact that our governor – Janet Napolitano – expressed her intent to allow illegal aliens to obtain drivers licenses, which is just one step away from illegals also obtaining voter registration cards…a move that clearly is designed to keep Janet Napolitano in power…
Current regulations allow voters to register by mail or over the internet with no proof of citizenship required. Mail-in ballots are common, ensuring those who seek to commit fraud never come into direct contact with any election official. If Napolitano and other Democrats in the state legislature are successful in loosening the requirements to obtain a state drivers license, illegals would be eligible to register to vote through the Motor/Voter Act.
Both the federal "Help America to Vote Act" of 2002 and the Arizona State Constitution require passage of laws that “strengthen the integrity” of voter rolls. As Title 7, Section 12, of the Arizona Constitution states, ”There shall be enacted registration and other laws to secure the purity of elections and guard against abuses of the elective franchise.”
Further impetus for the initiative was made dramatically clear after Gov. Napolitano vetoed legislation that would have required identification to register and vote. She stated her fear that such a law would disenfranchise “poor voters” and implied the bill was intended to violate the civil rights of legal Latino citizens. Naturally, Napolitano ignores the fact that 11 other states already have similar voter ID requirements.
PAN was more blunt. “It was just a bunch of crap,” McKee remarked. “She did it with a lot of fanfare in front of the Association of Latino Elected Officials conference that they had here in front of a largely Hispanic audience. I mean, who is she catering to? What a political gesture.”
McKee went on to explain that they are not asking for a new form of ID to be issued to register to vote but “the same photo ID required to cash a check, apply for welfare, sign a lease, go to the Phoenix city dump, or for goodness sake, even get a video rental card at Blockbuster.”
“I guess (Gov. Napolitano) doesn’t think voting is as precious as going to the Blockbuster or going to the city dump.” McKee said.
So, what can I tell you has changed in Arizona today after Proposition 200 passed?
Nothing has changed.
The law is on the books…passed by the voters – the LEGAL citizens of Arizona…
To quote Arizona legislator Russell Pearce: " the governor has been engaged on fighting us on every issue including Prop. 200 and after it passed overwhelmingly she is still trying to stop its implementation. "
Arizona's Napolitano Vetoed Previous Illegal Alien Bills -- Now Proposes to Put TWELVE DPS Officers to Deter Illegals -- Politics at It's Best?
Arizona's governer Napolitano had DPS officers guarding the door of her 'secret' meeting...barring ALL legislators, including the Senate President, from entering...
There are rules in our statutes about open meetings...guess some people feel they are above the law??
Thousands of illegal aliens cross the border daily and our governor is going to put twelve -- TWELVE -- DPS officers on the job of helping to get illegals off the streets...
What a joke!
If anyone doesn't see that this woman is using DPS for her own political gain, go back to bed....
This is disgusting...
Get ready for a fight for the governor's race next year...Napolitano has done enough damage to Arizona and she must be stopped...no...evicted from her perch on the ninth floor.....
Democrats and most of the Beltway press corps are baying for Karl Rove's head over his role in exposing a case of CIA nepotism involving Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame. On the contrary, we'd say the White House political guru deserves a prize--perhaps the next iteration of the "Truth-Telling" award that The Nation magazine bestowed upon Mr. Wilson before the Senate Intelligence Committee exposed him as a fraud.
For Mr. Rove is turning out to be the real "whistleblower" in this whole sorry pseudo-scandal. He's the one who warned Time's Matthew Cooper and other reporters to be wary of Mr. Wilson's credibility. He's the one who told the press the truth that Mr. Wilson had been recommended for the CIA consulting gig by his wife, not by Vice President Dick Cheney as Mr. Wilson was asserting on the airwaves. In short, Mr. Rove provided important background so Americans could understand that Mr. Wilson wasn't a whistleblower but was a partisan trying to discredit the Iraq War in an election campaign. Thank you, Mr. Rove.
Yes! THANK YOU, Mr. Rove!
Thank you for attempting to get the truth out...something the left apparently thinks is not important...
While our governor is holding a meeting to 'discuss the undocumented worker issue' (they can't even begin to call it what it is: ILLEGAL ALIENS)
So, while the guv is holding her little 'we worship Janet' session...this illegal alien that murdered three people in cold blood...this illegal alien that has a criminal record stemming from violent abuse...this illegal alien has not only murdered three people, he has abducted two innocent babies and police fear that he has headed back to Mexico with them...
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl and her 18-month-old brother whose maternal grandparents and uncle were found shot to death inside a Queen Creek home late Sunday night. Authorities are also searching for the children's father, whom they describe as possibly armed and dangerous.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office responded to two 911 hang-up calls at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 19000 block of East Chestnut, a county island near Hawes and Riggs roads. Inside the home, deputies found Jesus Manuel Acosta, 17, Saul Lopez Acosta, 63, and Trinidad Castro Acosta, 51, dead in the living room.
Bryan Cervantes, 18 months, and Jennifer Cervantes, 3, were missing from the home, prompting the Amber Alert. Sgt. Kip Rustenburg of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Zavala has a prior record and Child Protective Services had been out to the home at least once in the past."
He's made threats to the family in the past," Rustenburg said, adding that they were unsure at this point whether the threats were to Acosta, the grandparents or the children.
Zavala pleaded guilty in 1999 to assault in Glendale Municipal Court. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to burglary in Maricopa County Superior Court and was sentenced to two years probation.
So - what say you, guv'nor?
What are you doing about THIS travesty?
You can pose...you can use your sound bites that sound so good for the camera...but the fact remains that this ILLEGAL ALIEN apparently got away with murder...and this while under YOUR WATCH...
Try as you might, Janet, you just won't be able to pin this one on President Bush...
This one is yours, baby...ALL OF IT...
Good question - let me enlighten you:
Arizona's governor - Janet Napolitano - is clearly aware that there is a gubernatorial election next year...and she is suddenly coming out of the coma she has been in and 'paying attention to the issues'...
Too little, too late, Janet!
Your ruse is so transparent, even to the least enlightened among us...
PHOENIX Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is questioning the motives behind today's law enforcement summit on illegal immigration.Thomas is calling it an "amen corner" of voices that agree with Governor Napolitano's position.
He also says the Flagstaff meeting is shaping up to be a farce worthy of Monty Python, referring to the British comedy troupe known for absurd humor.
The problem? Why, the deck was stacked, guv'nor...
Not ONE of the participants in the "meeting" had an opinion that differed from the governor's...
Oh, Republican legislators went to Flagstaff to attend the meeting, but all were barred from entering...
Arizona has clear-cut open meeting laws...and methinks the guv'nor has stepped in it this time...
ANYONE can put together a group of "Yes" men...but to hold a meeting like this and not include the opposition...that is clearly illegal...
Napolitano has made the statement, and I have heard it in the echo chamber, "Let's remember: This isn't the state's job." So the governor is clearly starting to lay the groundwork for her re-election campaign...at the taxpayer's expense...all of the DPS officers and other guv supporters that gathered for the "amen corner" were there while on the job...and we paid for it...
Guvvie...we are counting the days...
Today's "meeting" just made our job of ousting you a whole lot easier...
The U.S. Senator who smeared U.S. Troops with claims that they were barbaric torturers akin to "Nazis, Soviets with their Gulags, or some mad regime like Pol Pot or others" is now trying to silence Move America Forward [website: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org ], a pro-military not-for-profit organization.
In keeping with his outrageous conduct, U.S. Senator Richard Durbin's office intimated to an Illinois newspaper that the IRS should shut down Move America Forward.
Durbin's office is trying to silence Move America Forward, the group says, by hinting to an Illinois newspaper (the Northwest Herald of Crystal Lake) that the Internal Revenue Service should audit Move America Forward.
Someone from Durbin's office was quoted as telling the newspaper - in connection with Move America Forward -- "Have you ever seen that H&R Block commercial where the guy leans in and says, 'I see an audit'?""
For the office of a United States senator to threaten reprisals from the IRS against an organization that is supporting our troops in harm's way is absolutely reprehensible," said Mark Washburn, executive director of Move America Forward.
"One of the grounds used to threaten impeachment of President Richard Nixon was that he politicized the IRS and tried to use IRS audits of his political enemies to shut them down or silence them. That is precisely what Senator Durbin's office is doing now, Washburn said.
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20016
Dear Concerned Citizen:
Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Our administration takes these matters seriously, and your opinion was heard loud and clear here in Washington. You’ll be pleased to learn that thanks to the concerns of citizens like you, we are creating a new division of the Terrorist Retraining Program, to be called the “Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers” program, or LARK for short.
In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to place one terrorist under your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence next Monday....
This is a great letter...read the rest of it at Bruce Jacobs webpage on KFYI
A special report on the new evidence of collaboration between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and al Qaeda.
by Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
This is a MUST READ -- excellent article:
"In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."
And just where do you think this information came from:
U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at (--of ALL places --) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...
NOW try to tell me the prison cells and detainees at Gitmo aren't relevant...
From Chris Simcox and Jim Gilchrist at MinutemanHeadQuarters
Rising Tide of Brazilians seeking illegal U.S. entry....
A surge in the number of Brazilians arrested at the U.S.-Mexico frontier has highlighted a wave of illegal immigration.
BY HENRY CHU
Los Angeles Times Service
Foreigners cross U.S. borders with ease...
Even after the September 11 attacks, thousands of people have been smuggled into the country through Canada and Mexico
By The Associated Press
A close look today at U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico — nearly four years after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks — is unsettling.
Tenn. Minutemen stir controversy...
By DUNCAN MANSFIELD
The Associated Press
Jul 5 2005
MORRISTOWN - This small southern Appalachian industrial town of 25,000 residents is nearly 1,800 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border where citizen patrols out to catch undocumented immigrants have stirred controversy and fears of vigilantism.
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Jeffrey Buck, the 32-year-old cofounder of the controversial Framingham-based Concerned Citizens and Friends of Illegal Immigration Law Enforcement, has formed the New England Minuteman Association....
...In addition to border patrols, Buck hopes the New England Minuteman Association can serve as a hub for the various groups calling for stronger enforcement of immigration laws that already exist in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut....
After watching what happened in London yesterday, it just reinforces the fact that we need to put our energy and focus on securing ALL of our borders...
The organisation calls itself the Secret Organisation Group of al-Qaeda [literally the base] of Jihad Organisation in Europe.
The group not previously been heard of.
The website has previously carried statements purporting to be from al-Qaeda. It is not possible to verify such claims published on the web.
This is the full text of the statement.
In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may peace be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammad, God's peace be upon him.
Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.
We have repeatedly warned the British Government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.
We continue to warn the governments of Denmark and Italy and all the Crusader governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He who warns is excused.
God says: "You who believe: If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly."
Oh...fast forward...rewind...STOP THE PRESSES!
What are the liberals talking about?? What do they want??
They want Karl Rove...but that is not what I am talking about right now...
They want whoever it was that leaked the information about Plame to walk out with their hands in front of them…walk the plank, in other words…admit “I am the leak”…and go to jail…
Wasn’t it just a couple of weeks ago that we were hit with the revelation of who ‘Deep Throat’ was in the Watergate mess…
And…weren’t the Liberals falling all over themselves trying to be the first in line to get an autograph?? Why, this was history in the making for them…something they can hand down to their grandkids with glowing pride…
To quote the piece in the Washington Post “But Felt's repeated denials, and the stalwart silence of the reporters he aided -- Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein -- kept the cloak of mystery drawn up around Deep Throat. In place of a name and a face, the source acquired a magic and a mystique.”
Oooohhhh…magic and mystique…gives me the shivers…
BUT…what exactly are the libs trying to celebrate here?
The fact that they were able to keep a secret for 30 years??
Or…OR…is it the fact that the very person that was leading the investigation into who was the source for Watergate was the very person that committed the crime??
Mark Felt, the number 2 guy in the FBI at the time, was leading the charge...no wonder he always looked so smug in those old pictures...he really pulled a fast one, didn't he?
Ooohhhh…the plot thickens…and no one…NO ONE…has mentioned this fact or bothered to look into the duplicity of it…
And now…fast forward to today…
Liberals are trying to get to Karl Rove, ie: Whitehouse…G.W. Bush…and they will use whatever means that will get them the desired outcome…if they have to use a useless, meaningless case of ‘outing’ a CIA employee (who, it turns out, was just sitting in an office and not out in the field…) – whatever it takes…hit the public with sound bites…that’s all that most of them pay attention to anyway…hit ‘em fast and hit ‘em hard…they’ll never know what hit them…..
How much more of this is it going to take before the American public will have the huevos to stand up for what’s right?
The left-wing media hate the idea of a "Truth Tour" breaking through the haze of their anti-war rhetoric.
Does anyone remember when Sean Penn travelled to Iraq?? and more recently, Iran? Made a fool of himself, didn't he...
Or...when Dan Rather went to Iraq to interview Saddam Hussein??...less than one month before this country went to war with Iraq...KNOWING FULL WELL THAT WE WERE PREPARING TO INVADE IRAQ...and Rather flipped off not only our President...but all of our military and the U.S. citizens as well...gushing over Saddam...makes me puke...
But...BUT...all of that is A-Okay - Right? Of Course! because those guys are...LIBERALS!!!!
Organized by Howard Kaloogian, co-chairman of Move America Forward, a conservative non-profit organization that supports our troops and the war against terrorism, the group will leave from CENTCOM Headquarters in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.
"Our troops risk their lives every day so that we may enjoy liberty and peace," Kaloogian said. "Yet it seems that it makes a better news story to report only on the difficulties and challenges our troops face.
"It's time we provide an outlet for our brave troops to tell us about some of their accomplishments and the good news coming out of their valiant efforts in Iraq.
Leftists such as ultra-liberal New Republic editor Peter Beinart, are outraged that a group of established journalists is daring to challenge the virtual liberal monopoly on reporting from Iraq. "This is the most pathetic thing I've heard in a long time. They should be ashamed of themselves," Beinart whined.
"They have no idea what journalism is, and to pretend they are journalists is laughable," Beinart said. "You do not achieve victory by not facing reality. I think these are the kinds of people that will lead us to lose there."
It seems that in his elitist view only anti-war liberals and Bush haters are entitled to call themselves journalists.
The talk show hosts are paying their own way, said Mark Williams. "We're paying our own accommodations. My wife and I are paying $15,000 for this trip. We're cargo. We're given a smelly cot and the same accommodations as the troops. Basically, all the U.S. military is doing for us is letting us pay our own trip into war."
Ellis Henican was accusing these people of horrible things tonight on FoxNews -- and the damn trip hasn't even begun yet!
Methinks you protest too much, Henican...what are you trying to hide?? Whose hide are you trying to protect within your own slanted, tainted, slimed left-wing garbage that your cronies try to present as "news"??
You can read about Move America Forward -- and support their efforts -- HERE
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June 29, 2005
CLAIM FILED AGAINST MAYOR OF BALDWIN PARK FOR SUPPORTING
HATE CRIMES & RICO VIOLATIONS AGAINST SENIOR CITIZEN
(Baldwin Park, CA) The law firm of Lively & Ackerman, of Temecula, CA, has filed a formal governmental claim against the City of Baldwin Park, its Mayor, and Police Department. the firm represents Murrieta senior citizen Laura "Dottie" Dalton. According to the claim, "This governmental claim relates to an incident that took place on May 14, 2005, near the Danza Indigenas monument at the Baldwin Park Metrolink Station. The Claimant is a senior citizen who attended a peaceful protest against racism engaged in by the City of Baldwin Park through its support of a monument which denounces white and other non-Latinos. Specifically, there was a protest and counter-protest that took place on May 14, 2005. The issues that evoked the controversy specifically arise from the fact that the tax-supported monument has quotes that read “It was better before they came [obviously referring to Americans of European or ‘white descent],” and “This land was Mexican once, was Indian always and will be again.” The Mayor of Baldwin Park was present in support of the monument and the protesters who support the continued display of these racist, separatist and discriminatory comments."
The claim goes on to state that, "Mayor Lozano appeared to support racist comments made by protesters against Claimant, and endorsed discriminatory comments made by his fellow protesters. Other City Council members were also present at the protest, which eventually turned into an anti-white mob. [...] Furthermore, many of the attendees at the event were known to be here in the United States illegally. Instead of enforcing the law against their illicit presence, and thereby reducing the risk of a large mob mentality, the members of the City Council present at the event actively discouraged any enforcement of the law and actually incited protesters to attack those who were near Claimant. After inciting the crowd, members of the crowd did actually start throwing heavy objects toward Claimant. Claimant LAURA “DOTTIE” DALTON was hit by a full bottle of water that was intentionally hurled at a high velocity at the Claimant at about 1:00 pm." The medical records of Ms. Dalton indicate that she suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of the foreseeable violence escalated by the Mayor of Baldwin Park.
The claim seeks one million dollars in compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses, and punitive damages. The claim also requests that the City of Baldwin Park eliminate the racist comments set forth in the challenged monument. The City must respond to the claim in a manner prescribed by the California Government Code.
A copy of the actual claim is attached hereto.
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