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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obama on Ice?
Preparing for the Second American Revolution
American Patrol Report Comment -- August 20  
    The immigration disaster; the economic collapse; and Barack Obama. All of these things can be laid at the feet of George Bush. Let's not forget that.
    From the outset, George Bush pushed for an open border and amnesty. When he signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 he did so hoping it would soften America's resistance to amnesty legislation planned for the following year. As American Border Patrol's Operation B.E.E.F. proved, he never intended to build a 700-mile double-layered border fence.
   During the final minutes of debate of the amnesty bill, Sen. Dole rose to the floor of the Senate to say that Bush had completed only two miles of the border fence. (Without Operation B.E.E.F., Dole wouldn't have had the ammunition.) Amnesty was defeated.
    Out of control spending and a housing debacle that he must have know would happen led us to the collapse in the final months of his second term. Bush had refused to use his veto power to reign in Congressional spending. He could have done it easily.
    And all of these things led to the election of Barack Obama, a clear threat to the freedoms of every American.
    It is time to throw out the entire lot. It is time to reach outside the Washington box. Sarah Pailin is not of the Washington box -- her most endearing characteristic. We could hardly do worse that Bush/ Obama.
    Let's put Obama on ice for three years while we prepare for the Second American Revolution.

Aurelia Fierros -- The Examiner     
CHIRLA clowns demand immediate action on amnesty    
Los Angeles – Leaders from faith, law enforcement, [illegal alien] rights, business and labor will meet this Thursday with Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano to discuss immigration reform [read: amnesty]. The following is a statement by Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)...

Daniel Newhauser -- The Examiner     
Culture and border enforcement collide on Tohono O'odham reservation   
...Throughout the 20th century, the U.S. moderately patrolled the border there. But in the 1990s, ramped-up border protection in outlying urban areas _ first San Diego and El Paso and eventually closer communities like Nogales, Lukeville and Sasabe _ tapered the immigration corridor, funneling illegal activity into the reservation...

C.W. Nevius -- San Francisco Chronicle    
Illegal alien drug offenders should be reported   
Supervisor David Campos' legislation saying [illegal alien] juveniles must be convicted of a felony before they can be reported to federal immigration authorities sounds reasonable. -- "It is a balanced, measured approach that is grounded in the values of San Francisco," Campos said Tuesday at a rally on the steps of City Hall... [See Frisco Watch]

Eagle Forum    
Townhall attendees encouraged to be more vocal   
Eagle Forum, a conservative public policy organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, encourages town hall meeting attendees to be more vocal about the deliberately-placed loopholes in both the House and Senate health care bills which will allow illegal immigrants to apply for and receive health insurance coverage...

Associated Press     
Suspect in murder of SoCal teen found in Mexico   
A man suspected in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Los Angeles boy last year has been arrested in Mexico. -- Police announced Wednesday that FBI agents arrested David Aranda Hernandez in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. -- Police say Hernandez is the prime suspect in the death of Edward Satterstrom...

Department of Homeland Security     
Secret meeting on amnesty attendance list a who's who of open-borders fanatics   
Napolitano allegedly said, "Today's meeting on comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty] was an important opportunity to hear from stakeholders and build on the significant time I've spent on the Hill meeting with members of Congress on this critical subject. I look forward to working with President Obama..."

Brownsville (Texas) Herald     
Illegal alien peddler accused of raping 12-year-old runaway   
Mission -- An ice cream vendor stands accused of raping a 12-year-old runaway girl. -- Fidel Hernandez Garcia, 17, an [illegal alien] , was charged with aggravated sexual assault Wednesday afternoon at the office of Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Ismael "Melo" Ochoa. The judge set the teen’s bond at $50,000... [More of Obama's pet fiends]

KOTV -- Tulsa    
Discredited smear artists report rise in anti-government groups in U.S.   
Oklahoma City -- Experts said a perfect storm is coming together for anti-government groups across America, and terrorism prevention groups in Oklahoma are paying close attention. -- A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center showed there are a number of hot topics in our society that's helping to fuel the growth of these potentially violent militias...

Dave Henderson -- Rim of the World     
A corrupt shell of what it once was   
...It has become obvious to me that our Government has become a corrupt shell of what it once was. While there are good people in office, many have become corrupted by the political system and the political party. -- The time has come for the American people to clean house and return our country to the representative government that it was intended to be...

Eagle Forum     
Town Hall Meetings: Keep an eye on your representatives   
Register for Eagle Forum Town Hall meeting alerts so you will always know when your Congressman and Senators are holding an event.

London Telegraph     
Racial tension simmers on Martha's Vineyard as Obama arrives   
When Barack Obama arrives on Martha's Vineyard for his first family holiday as president, he will enjoy the sparkling sea, salty air and fresh fish and clams. -- And like others he will probably be unaware of the thousands of illegal [aliens] the island relies on during its summer season...

Associated Press     
Woman sentenced to prison for sham marriages    
San Francisco -- A woman federal prosecutors say arranged sham marriages will be serving time in prison after pleading guilty to six counts of marriage fraud and other charges. -- Federal prosecutors say Kwan Tsoi, also known as Joyce Cai, was sentenced Tuesday to 19 months in prison for arranging fake marriages so that non-citizens could obtain 'Green Cards.' [See Crime Watch

Frank Sharry -- Huffington Post   sc        
Cheap labor-hustler headed for private White House meeting on illegals   
Well, this ought to be interesting. -- In a couple hours, I'll join Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the [DHS], and 130 [illegal alien.... criminal] advocates, business and labor leaders, and law enforcement representatives to discuss immigration policy at the White House. [More on this lying menace Sharry]

Numbers USA        
Panel discusses immigration and health care   
The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion at the Washington Press Club yesterday that discussed the impact of immigration costs on health care. With the health care debate raging on across the country, CIS released some key statistics relating immigration to the cost of health care and the number of uninsured...

Real Clear Politics        
Obama: "Basic standard of decency" allows illegals to be treated   
President Barack Obama said he would be okay with illegal immigrants being treated in emergency rooms in some situations under his health care plan...

KDVR-TV -- Denver     
Girl kidnapped, held hostage 2 years in Mexico, returns home   
A local teenager is back home, after being kidnapped and held hostage in Mexico for two years, by an abusive boyfriend. -- Her parents say Alisha Martinez had been missing since April of 2007. They say she first met 22 year old Adan Garcia-Cruz when she was 14. He checked her out of school one day, saying he was her uncle... [More of Obama's pet fiends]

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
Mexican drug cartels now recruiting hit men from U.S. military   
Pfc. Michael Jackson Apodaca, 18 who was arrested Monday, is accused of working as a paid hit man, and assassinating a member of the Juarez Cartel who had become an informant for U.S. authorities. -- Along with Apodaca, El Paso police have charged Ruben Rodriguez Dorado, 30, and Christopher Andrew Duran, 17 with capital murder...

Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press       
Illegal immigration issues trigger heated debate   
With recent protests spurring conversation about illegal immigration in the High Desert, the Daily Press hosted a heated debate between two local residents with starkly opposing views on the issue.

Michelle Malkin     
The Pay Czar's power grab   
Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg's official government title is "Special Master for Compensation." You'll be happy to know that he's really getting into the confiscatory spirit of his role. Asked by Reuters whether his powers include reaching back and revoking bonuses awarded to financial industry executives before his office was created...

KPBS-TV -- San Diego     
Border Patrol strengthens area presence after agent's death   
The Border Patrol has beefed up its operations in San Diego in response to the death of an agent last month. The agent, Robert Rosas, was killed while patrolling the border in Campo. -- Border Patrol spokesman Julius Alatorre said the new operation called "Stronghold" means more agents have been assigned to San Diego County...

Sand Mountain (Ala.) Reporter     
Letters upset ethnic-hustling group, whining ensues   
The North Alabama Hispanic Committee is upset over letters concerning the 287(g) program sent from the city of Albertville to leaders in Washington, D.C. -- The [discredited] Southern Poverty Law Center obtained the letters through the Freedom of Information Act...

Associated Press     
A dozen new indictments against Mexican cartels   
Federal prosecutors unveiled a dozen new indictments Thursday charging accused Mexican drug cartels members pumped vast quantities of drugs into major U.S. cities. -- Ten accused cartel leaders and dozens of others are charged in indictments unsealed in Chicago and New York....

Kyl slams Dem healthcare plan for illegals   
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., says Democratic healthcare plans may end up providing aid to illegal [aliens]. -- In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, he defended Republicans who say Democratic healthcare reform proposals would finance care for those living here illegally, Roll Call news service reports...

Eagle Forum     
Transparency lacking at North American Leaders' Summit (aka SPP soiree)   
Retracing former President Lincoln's route from Philadelphia to Washington was President-elect Barak Obama's celebration as America's first black president, but his first months in office have negated any resemblance to Honest Abe's reputation...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas        
La Raza members admit their plan to take over America    
A member of the group La Raza argues with and attacks one of the attendees of Gene Green’s Townhall meeting on Tuesday, August 18. He became violent and Houston Police took him to jail. The La Raza members continued to confront us over the course of the night...

Michelle Malkin     
Sheila Leavitt: Another wacky doctor for Obamacare   
Dubious “doctors” keep turning up at congressional town hall meetings to support a government health care takeover plan that sane medical professionals are revolting against in force. -- Blogger Patterico smoked out fake pediatrician Roxana Mayer at a Sheila Jackson-Lee town hall...

AllahPundit -- Hot Air       
Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative   
I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Monday’s post about this, go watch the footage...

One News Now     
Illegal aliens trump veterans at U.S. medical offices   
An immigration reform activist predicts illegal aliens and Somali refugees will be at the front of the healthcare line if President Obama has his way. -- As previously reported on OneNewsNow, Democrats defeated a Republican-backed amendment offered by Dean Heller (R-Nevada) that would have prevented illegal immigrants from receiving government-subsidized healthcare...

Michelle Malkin     
Spendapalooza: The Obamas' vacation at Martha's Vineyard   
The ABC News Business Unit does some recession math and compares other luxury vacation resorts to Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obama family will travel next week for an end-of-summer stay. -- FYI, you’re footing some of the bill...

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Ga.    
Companies warned to meet immigration law   
Gwinnett's tough crackdown on illegal immigration took another turn Wednesday, when county officials warned business owners to comply with immigration laws. -- Officials are sending letters to 26,000 businesses, warning of a requirement to check the immigration status of applications for occupation tax certificates, commonly known as business licenses...

Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star     
Illegal alien kidnap suspect pleads not guilty   
Ballston Spa -- A 23-year-old El Salvadorian man accused of kidnapping a woman in Saratoga Springs last month pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a 15-count indictment in Saratoga County Court. -- Victor Vladimir Hernandez-Perez, who police say has lived illegally in the country for years, is charged with several felonies... [See Crime Watch]

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas    
Border Patrol agent run over   
Penitas, Texas -- Two suspected smugglers accused of running over a border patrol agent with an all terrain vehicle are in federal custody. They were arrested after an all-out manhunt near Penitas last night. -- NewsChannel 5 has learned the agent was walking on a levee, patrolling the area, when he was hit by two smugglers on the ATV.... [See Crime Watch]

Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters  
False labels of extremism shouldn't silence Americans' voices on illegal immigration 
I am unashamedly in favor of having our nation enforce its immigration laws and secure its borders against those who would circumvent the vital inspections process by which our CBP (Customs and Border Protection) inspectors are supposed to keep out aliens whose presence in our country would be a violation of our laws...

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