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Friday, April 17, 2009

No Common Sense Here
Ignoring a Solution to the Border Problem
American Patrol Report Opinion -- April 17  
As the U.S. built border fencing and barriers, killing in Mexico rose.
    According the BBC, at a press conference in Mexico City, President Obama emphasized the need to restrict the flow of weapons crossing the border into Mexico and said that America, as a consumer of cocaine, shares responsibility for the violence which has killed more than six thousand people in Mexico over the last year [click here for the story].
    On March 25, Secretary of State Clinton said "Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade." - and "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police, of soldiers and civilians."
    It is also argued that Mexican President Calderon's crack down led to the drug war.
    These suggestions don't make any sense. Does it make sense that facing a crack down by the Mexican government, cartels would attack each other? No, it would make more sense for them to join together to fight a common enemy.
    Does it make sense that a sudden drug demand in the U.S. led to an increase in killings in Mexico? No, there was no sudden change in drug use. In fact, data show a gradual reduction in drug use after 2005. // More here....

Christian Science Monitor              sc     
Obama talks guns, immigration in Mexico   
President Obama struck a realistic tone in his first-ever visit to Mexico, pledging cooperation on key issues such as drug violence and immigration, but warning that nothing he or his Mexican counterpart could do would solve the problems completely...

The Thomas More Law Center -- Ann Arbor, Michigan   
'Lying Napolitano' sued by Thomas More Law Center   
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, announced that yesterday evening it filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The lawsuit claims that her Department's "Rightwing Extremism Policy," as reflected in the recently publicized Intelligence Assessment...

Personal Liberty Digest -- Hueytown, Alabama   
Obama's immigration plan fires up debate on jobs, economy   
The administration's announcement regarding planned immigration reform is pitting supporters and critics once again in a debate about the impact of an amnesty on American economy and the job market. -- President Obama revealed that the key component of his comprehensive immigration reform will center around...

Dave Gibson -- American Daily  
Napolitano doesn't understand her role as DHS Secretary   
Last month, the Senate Homeland Security Committee co-chaired by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) informed Janet Napolitano that an additional $380 million had been requested on the agency's behalf to boost our efforts in protecting this nation from the Mexican drug violence now spilling-over into the U.S….Napolitano said "No Thanks!"

Gary Bauer -- Human Events    
Are you on Obama's list of enemies?   
Last week, Barack Obama's message to the world was: "the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam." This week, Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security's message to conservatives was: the United States may soon be at war with you...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
6 arrested at suspected Mesa drop house   
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office arrested six people suspected of being in the country illegally at a house in Mesa on Thursday. The arrests also included one suspected human smuggler. -- According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, six arrests were made at a residence near the 300 block of 9th Avenue...

Associated Press   
Report: IRS paid $7B in tax credits to many here illegally   
The IRS allowed foreign workers - many of them in the U.S. illegally - to improperly claim nearly $7 billion in child tax credits from 2004 to 2007, a government investigator said Thursday. -- Most of the credits went to workers who didn't make enough money to pay any federal income taxes... [Read this recent item from the ethnic-hustler mob known as MALDEF]

Illinois rocked by Mexican heroin deaths   
An Illinois congressman says at least 31 people in two suburban Chicago counties have died this year after overdosing on unusually strong heroin from Mexico. -- Rep. Mark Kirk says the deaths in Lake and Will counties represent a dramatic increase from the 24 people who died of overdoses in 2008...

Associated Press   
Shameless baby-waving alive and well in hostile Mexico   
About a dozen U.S.-born children of deported [illegal aliens]  are hoping to catch President Barack Obama's attention during his visit to Mexico's capital. -- The children have given a letter to the U.S. Embassy asking the president to stop deportations of Mexican [illegal aliens.... criminals]...

The White House   
Obama repeats falsehood that 90%+ of guns seized in Mexico come from US  
Obama in Mexico: "...A demand for these drugs in the United States is what is helping to keep these cartels in business. This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border..." [See The Myth of 90%...]

London Independent                 sc    
Obama's immigration overhaul   
Opening a debate he admits is both "controversial" and "emotional", Barack Obama signalled his intention to overhaul America's immigration system yesterday, finally creating a means for the nation's millions of illegal [aliens.... criminals] to become fully-fledged citizens...

Bonnie Erbe -- US News and World Report 
Amnesty highly unpopular outside beltway   
RasmussenReports.com, which I haven't visited since the November election, has an interesting new poll on immigration. According to the website, the voting public is much less concerned than the "political class" about immigration reform. By "political class" I presume RasmussenReports.com is referring to pundits...

Jay Schalin and Jenna Ashley Robinson -- Human Events   
Mob rule trumps free speech at UNC    
Free speech got mugged by clueless radical punks in Chapel Hill on Tuesday night. -- Former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo gave up trying to talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill due to disruptive activities by student protestors. The protest was planned and organized by the school's chapter of the Students for Democratic Society (SDS)...

Medford (Oregon) Mail Tribune   
Raid nets pot plants, methamphetamine, illegal Canadian alien   
An O'Brien man remains in the Josephine County Jail after police raided his home Tuesday, seizing marijuana plants, methamphetamine and three loaded handguns. -- Police arrested Danny Lee Striegler, 52, and charged him with felony drug charges including possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine... [See Crime Watch]

Richard Henry Lee -- American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.   
Civil Liberties Watchdog hasn't barked yet   
Our liberties are being assaulted by the Department of Homeland Security's report on Right Wing Extremism yet the ACLU has been silent. -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it "is our nation's guardian of liberty" so one would expect that the ACLU would immediately condemn the DHS report which has been extensively covered here at AT...

Agence France-Presse -- April 17, 2009       
Puppet Obama: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss   
Civil rights groups reacted with dismay and disappointment over President Barack Obama's insistence that CIA officers not be prosecuted for the use of torture in "war on terror" interrogations. -- Obama's director of national intelligence also vowed to "absolutely defend" intelligence officers who acted under the legal advice of the government...

InfoWars.com -- Austin, Texas   
Sheriff gets letter threatening to kill Americans if invaders are deported   
Sheriff John B. Cooke of the Weld County Sheriff's office in Colorado has issued a press release dated April 17, 2009, announcing a threat to "kill the most number of Americans" in Greeley, Colorado, if police do not release illegal immigrants held for deportation by the Sheriff's office...

U. S. Rep. Mike Coffman   
Rep. Coffman deplores US-Mexico border security   
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) announced today that he will introduce legislation to complete the border fence with Mexico. His announcement comes on the heels of a recent trip he made to the Arizona-Mexico border where Coffman was able to observe key sections of the border and meet with local ranchers...

Storm Lake (Iowa) Pilot Tribune   
King: Obama immigrant policies walking a 'dangerous path'   
"The Obama Administration has shut down worksite enforcement, effectively suspending law enforcement on employers who are hiring illegals. They have shifted the focus from intercepting illegal drugs and people coming from Mexico to intercepting legal U.S. guns on their way to Mexico. Now the Obama Administration has come out in support of amnesty for law breakers," US Rep. Steve King says.

Salt Lake Tribune   
Another Outrage in Utah: Troopers won't be immigration cops   
West Valley City -- In what might be the most symbolic setback yet for the state's new immigration law, the director of the Utah Highway Patrol says troopers will not be certified as immigration agents. -- "We are concerned about traffic safety and also ensuring that all people have a safe and secure environment in Utah," DPS Director Lance Davenport said Wednesday at a Latino town hall meeting here...

Los Angeles Times   
California jobless rate soars   
California's unemployment rate hit 11.2% with the loss of 62,100 jobs last month, reaching its highest level since the government began keeping systematic records in 1976, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. -- a percentage point from a revised... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Guatemalans, other meddling foreigners demand halt to US deportations   
Harold Rodas, Guatemala's Chancellor (Sec. of State), said that Obama and the Central American presidents will meet Sunday the 19th in the morning at the Summit of the Americas taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. He said : "The prime issue will be migration; we will ask for the deportations and round-ups to be halted, because we consider that they are an attack against human rights." [More meddling by foreigners]

Debra J. Saunders -- San Francisco Chronicle   
Homeland insecurity   
On April 7, the Department of Homeland Security distributed a counterterrorism assessment to local law-enforcement types entitled, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The nine-page paper has many on the right questioning what is going on in Washington...

Michigan Messenger -- Lansing   
ACLU of Michigan opposes enhanced driver's licenses    
The ACLU of Michigan is urging Michigan residents to pressure Gov. Jennifer Granholm to withdraw an agreement signed with the Department of Homeland Security that commits the state to begin offering an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) later this year. The group issued a press release arguing that the new licenses could put privacy at risk...

Tancredo on Hardball with Chris Matthews   
Watch Tancredo clean Chris Matthews' clock in an April 16, 2009 appearance on MSNBC's 'Hardball.' [Click here for YouTube version]

Fox News                sc  
Napolitano apologizes to vets for outrageous report... sort of   
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, former Arizona governor and current CFR hack, semi-apologizes for this so-called 'assessment' that warned about 'right-wing extremists' and others. Both the report in question and this 'apology' are laughable. Is this the 'change' and 'hope' that the Obamessiah was talking about?

American Border Patrol    
Update on border fence construction    
On Tuesday American Border Patrol reported that the Obama Administration was continuing the construction of the border fence, although at a slower rate. -- Today the New York Times reports on the same thing. --The Times story says the Secure Fence Act was passed in 2005. Wrong, it was 2006.

Brad O'Leary to expose Obama plot to silence talk radio   
...The book explains how, as popular opposition to the reinstitution of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" mounts, Obama and the Democrat-dominated Congress will end-run critics with legislation that will curb dissent on talk radio through the imposition of "localism" rules...

Barack Obama -- The White House  
Globalist Obama talks about the future of "the Americas"   
..."As we approach the Summit of the Americas, our hemisphere is faced with a clear choice. We can overcome our shared challenges with a sense of common purpose, or we can stay mired in the old debates of the past. For the sake of all our people, we must choose the future...." [Monitor the activities of this character here]

Westword -- Denver   
Obnoxious North Carolina students leave Tom Tancredo speechless   
Tom Tancredo cut short a planned speech on immigration at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday after a group of protesters sparked what the former congressman has described as a "small riot." -- Tancredo's appearance, at the invitation of a student organization called Youth for Western Civilization...

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