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Friday, July 17, 2009

Cowardice Abounds
Sotomayor Flees From Sotomayor
Washington Times Editorial -- July 17 
Sotomayor's liberal critics
    Even some liberals are not enamored with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
    It turns out that many on the left are insulted that Judge Sotomayor has run away from her radical record to appear more moderate during her Senate confirmation hearings.
    Georgetown University Law Center's liberal professor Louis Michael Seidman couldn't constrain his anger. "I was completely disgusted by Judge Sotomayor's testimony today," he posted on Tuesday. "If she was not perjuring herself, she is intellectually unqualified to be on the Supreme Court. If she was perjuring herself, she is morally unqualified... [...]
    Dahlia Lithwick, a contributing editor at Newsweek, complained on MSNBC Wednesday night that Democratic senators and Judge Sotomayor "are promising us that Sotomayor is going to be tough on crime, loves guns, is a strict constructionist, is a minimalist. It is just bizarre."
Red Dot
American Patrol Report comment: And she probably would have said the National Council of La Raza is a patriotic organization, but the cowardly Senators didn't even ask her about that.

Houston Chronicle            sc      
Pasadena man gets 19 years for immigrant smuggling    
A Pasadena man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison by a Corpus Christi judge today for his role in the deaths of three people when a van carrying smuggled illegal immigrants crashed. -- Frank Garcia, 30, was sentenced to 234 months in federal prison for his involvement in a November 2008 smuggling conspiracy...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- LewRockwell.com    
Socialist America sinking   
After half a century of fighting encroachments upon freedom in America, journalist Garet Garrett published The People’s Pottage. A year later, in 1954, he died. The People’s Pottage opens thus: “There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road...

Philadelphia Inquirer     
New burden of identity proof for Pennsylvania drivers    
As the U.S. Senate heard testimony Wednesday on legislation to toughen proof-of-identity requirements for driver's licenses, immigration lawyers and officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation met in Philadelphia to scrutinize the process of deciding who gets a license here... [See ACLU watch]

White Plains (NY) Journal News     
Putnam Sheriff: Another illegal alien charged with DWI, faces deportation   
A Connecticut man in the country illegally from Mexico is being held at the Putnam County jail on a federal immigration detainer warrant after a Putnam deputy charged him this week with driving while intoxicated, police said today... [See Crime Watch]

Numbers USA       
Sign the petition!   
Defend unemployed Americans and returning veterans by signing a petition urging Pres. Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid to keep four workplace enforcement amendments in the Homeland Security Spending Bill....  

Fox News     
Islamic supremacist group holds first U.S. conference   
A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S. -- Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed...

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. -- Family Security Matters     
Obama's real African roots revealed   
Since assuming the office, President Barack Obama has become increasingly vocal about his African roots and Muslim heritage. -- "I have the blood of Africa within me," Mr. Obama told the Ghanaian Parliament last Saturday. -- This is all well and good, save for the President’s statement in Dreams from My Father that...

Californians for Population Stabilization       
California Senate wants to stop use of E-Verify system in state!  
AB 1288, by Assemblymember Paul Fong (Cupertino) would prohibit the state, local governments, and special districts in California from requiring an employer to use the federal "E-Verify" system, even when that employer is a contractor to the government.... 

Paulson ripped by House Oversight Committee yesterday   
Fmr. Treasury Sec. Henry Paulson testified before the House Oversight & Gov't Reform Cmte. on his role in the Bank of America (BofA) merger with Merrill Lynch. The Cmte. is investigating whether the government inappropriately pressured BofA to move ahead with the deal... [See Obama Watch

Free speech plan booted by House committee   
An amendment proposed to the Financial Services Appropriation Bill that would have protected free speech by preventing the Federal Communications Commission from restoring the so-called Fairness Doctrine regulations to U.S. airwaves has been rejected by members of a U.S. House committee... [See Free Speech Watch]

Numbers USA     
South Carolina poultry plant accused of hiring illegals   
On Thursday, July 16, U.S. District Attorney Walt Williams added Columbia Farms to an indictment stemming from the June 2008 arrests of five Columbia Farms plant managers and the October 2008 arrests of more than 300 illegal workers. Previously, the indictment had only charged plant manager Barry Cronic and personnel manager Elaine Crump...

WFAA-TV -- Dallas / Fort Worth        
Questionable background checks on workers who fix airliners    
Since 9/11, the United States spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year, physically checking the passengers who board airliners. -- But some are questioning the resources devoted to checking the mechanics that repair airplanes...

Numbers USA     
Rep. Nathan Deal fights government health care for illegals   
On Thursday, July 16, the House Committee on Energy and commerce will begin to markup the new plan for universal health care, the "America's Affordable Health Choice Act." While the goal of this bill is to ensure that all Americans are able to access affordable health care services, the bill is vaguely written...

Aurora (Colo.) Sentinel            sc     
Accused street racers may be in country illegally   
Two accused street racers who police say caused a fatal crash and argued with each other as the victim lay dying have been charged with vehicular homicide and, police say, the two men may be in the country illegally. -- Benny Sitinjak, 34, and Jose Hernandez Castellanos, 28, were arrested late Tuesday night... [See Crime Watch

Erik Rush -- WorldNetDaily.com     
Affirmative action president, affirmative action judge   
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is taking up the nomination of Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States. In early June, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Court to fill a vacancy being left by Justice David Souter...

Cliff Kincaid -- Family Security Matters     
Is Obama's science czar a crackpot?   
Does Obama's science adviser advocate compulsory abortions and putting chemicals into the water supply to sexually sterilize human beings? Some well-known conservative bloggers and columnists have recently been repeating this information, based on revelations on a website strangely called Zombietime... #Holdren

Family Security Matters  
Who was Dustin Inman and did our government kill him?   
Dustin Inman is one of the many uncounted thousands of Americans who have needlessly lost their lives because worthless, spineless – and perhaps cunning - politicians in American government refuse to secure American borders and enforce existing American immigration and employment laws. You won’t hear or read this report in the mainstream media...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers             sc     
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border   
The number of deaths related to the fight against organized crime, orchestrated by the federal forces, and the reaction of criminal gangs broke a record yesterday. In the last 24 hours there were 53 deaths registered in the states of Chihuahua, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Sinaloa, Durango, Guerrero, Mexico and Jalisco...

AmmoLand.com -- Manasquan, NJ     
Sotomayor takes axe to Second Amendment    
In defending her decision that the states could enact any form of gun control they wished -- with absolutely no regard to the Second Amendment -- Judge Sonya Sotomayor has developed a new love for Nineteenth Century court opinions... [See Gun Grabber Watch

Stein Report    
Congressional Hispanic Caucus prepares for fall amnesty fight   
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL... watch the weasel here) says the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is gearing up for a fall fight over amnesty legislation. According to Gutierrez, they expect Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to introduce an amnesty bill soon that will be debated sometime after the August recess. Gutierrez also complained about the administration decision to require E-verify for federal contractors...

Dick Pettys' Insider Advantage Georgia     
Illegal immigration should be part of health care reform debate   
We have all heard the alarmist nonsense: "there are presently 50 million Americans without health care coverage." -- Not many thinking Americans accept that the "50 million" figure has any basis in reality. -- With trillions of dollars at stake and because it should soon be very obvious why...

Phoenix New Times     
Sister of 'Tan Klan' leader recuses self from case involving Arpaio   
In a surprise turn of events yesterday in the ongoing racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Melendres v. Arpaio), U.S. District Judge Mary Murguia recused herself from the case in response to a motion filed in February by the sheriff's legal team. The motion claimed that because Murguia's twin sister Janet is President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza...

Stein Report     
WSJ: Don't blame businesses for hiring illegal aliens   
The Wall Street Journal runs an editorial critical of the Obama administration for going after employers. E-verify is a bugbear of particular potency for the Journal editors, who have spent many editorials attacking any program that would increase the accountability of businesses for the workers they hire....

USA Today        
Mexico should build economy within its own borders    
For many years, Latin American economies have been partially supported by money sent home by workers in the U.S. This is an unsustainable, as well as arguably parasitic, economic relationship. It reduces the work available to both residents and citizens of the U.S. who otherwise would contribute a good deal of their income to local economies...

Ron Paul: Obama will 'destroy the dollar'   
Congressman and two-time presidential candidate Ron Paul tells Newsmax the economic stimulus plan is a "total failure," and he's pushing a bill requiring the Federal Reserve to disclose its dealings so Americans can find out who the "culprits" are behind the financial meltdown... [Also see Ron Paul: "Audit the Fed!" with video and Obama Watch]

Sonoran News -- Cave Creek, Arizona  
Backlash over Barto's 'silent protest' of anti-sanctuary bill   
Phoenix -- NumbersUSA sent out a special message to its members in Arizona asking them to "Blast state reps. that helped derail anti-sanctuary bill." -- According to Van Esser, chief of membership services for NumbersUSA, before adjourning on July 1, the Arizona House defeated HB 2280 authored by Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, aimed at cracking down on illegal alien 'sanctuary' laws...

D.A. King -- Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Ga.     
Immigration enforcement a priority for public safety   
The importance of the recently approved application for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department to help identify and deport illegal aliens captured for additional crimes should not be underestimated - by anyone. -- Citizens and lawfully present residents in Gwinnett - and all of Georgia - should be very concerned...

Dick McDonald -- Family Security Matters     
'Change' only an imbecile could love   
Barack Obama , may his tribe decrease, awoke one night from his Kenyan peace and, lo and behold, he saw this land of milk and honey populated with inexperienced and uninformed citizens. So he gathered together his Comrades and rode to the land of milk and honey to mount its rescue – to bring change, change and more change...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix     
Suspected smuggler arrested after I-17 rollover; 7 hurt   
DPS officers arrested a suspected human smuggler who they believe rolled an SUV multiple times on Interstate 17 Wednesday afternoon, injuring seven people. -- Authorities suspect Geraldo Morales-Morales, 29, was trying to assist another human smuggler in taking several [illegal aliens] to a drophouse...

Infowars.com -- Austin, Texas     
Max Keiser: Goldman Sachs gang are 'scum' who have co-opted U.S. gov't    
Max Keiser calls the Goldman Sachs gang what they are -- scum. -- "Goldman Sachs are scum– that's the bottom line. They have basically co-opted the government; they've co-opted the Treasury Department; the Federal Reserve functionality; they've co-opted the Obama administration...

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