Monday, September 14, 2009
Perry Sending Supermen to Border
Only 1 National Guardsmen Needed for 50 Miles of Border
|American Patrol Report -- September 14
According to press reports, Texas governor Rick Perry will deploy 200 National Guard members to the Mexican border to aid Texas Rangers in quelling border violence.
According to the reports, the campaign of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is challenging Perry for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, called his announcement more "empty rhetoric and broken promises."
Since the border region is subject to violence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, of the 200 Guardsmen only about 40 would be on duty at any one time. As the border with Mexico is 1969 miles long, it means that each member of the Guard would be responsible for 50 miles of it. "Even Superman would have a hard time policing 50 miles of winding border," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol.
Perry has a very bad record on border and illegal immigration issues, and opposes building a border fence, the only thing that has proven to work.
To see the status of the Texas border fence, go to American Border Patrol and click on the Interactive Sector Map.
|Fox News sc
Obama lackey Axelrod says DC marchers are "wrong"
The White House has a message to the tens of thousands of protesters who railed against big government during a rally in Washington Saturday: You're wrong. -- White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that the protesters, part of the "tea party" movement, do not represent the views of the broader public when it comes to health care reform... [See Obama Watch]
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Mexican immigrants in the US will be able to enroll themselves and their families in Mexico in the health insurance of their own country through their consulates in the United States. This is a new measure of the Mexican government to insure the 2.3 million Mexicans who still lack access to health care, according to Mexico’s Secretary of Health...
Outrageous!: Maryland may prosecute ACORN sting video makers
In a shocking twist to Thursday's ACORN sting video story, the Baltimore city state's attorney is considering charging the two people that exposed the activity. -- As NewsBusters has been reporting, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe (pictured right) caught on video several ACORN representatives giving them advice as to how to get a loan...
Senate passes Johanns amendment to cut off ACORN housing funds
Just watched GOP Sen. Mike Johanns introduce his amendment on the Senate floor banning federal funds in the current transportation and housing appropriations bill from going to ACORN. Currently, ACORN is eligible to receive millions more in taxpayer funds through mortgage counseling...
|Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press
Wells Fargo asked to remove Spanish billboards
Hesperia -- Local residents concerned with Wells Fargo’s two Spanish-language billboards on Main Street will address the City Council at tonight’s council meeting, according to a press release. -- The citizens will request the billboards be replaced with English-language Wells Fargo billboard...
Immigration raids yield jobs for legal workers
When federal agents descended on six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. in December 2006, they rounded up nearly 1,300 suspected illegal immigrants that made up about 10% of the labor force at the plants. -- But the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents did not cripple the company or the plants...
Bankster bailout did nothing to solve problem, crisis now worse
Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, said the U.S. has failed to fix the underlying problems of its banking system after the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. -- "In the U.S. and many other countries, the too-big-to-fail banks have become even bigger," Stiglitz said in an interview today in Paris. [See Obama Watch]
|Suncoast News -- New Port Richey, Fla.
Illegal Mexican alien gets 6 years in fatal excavator crash
A 20-year-old Mexican [illegal alien] was sentenced to six years in prison Friday, about a month after he pleaded guilty to killing a pickup driver by driving his construction vehicle the wrong way down U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park. -- On the night of April 21, 2007, Agustin Palma Trejo was driving a track hoe excavator the wrong way and without its lights on... [See Crime Watch]
|Connie Hair -- Human Events
Tea partiers take D.C.
An enormous crowd of conservatives gathered Saturday in Washington, D.C., for the 9-12 Patriots’ Rally at the West Steps of the Capitol Building to protest the Obama spending spree and tell Congress, “Enough." -- The crowd -- which appeared to be hundreds of thousands in number -- stretched down the mall and for several blocks...
|Mike Flynn -- Big Government
The investigative journalism of James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles has opened yet another chapter in the corruption-tinged history of ACORN. For most Americans, ACORN is a political organization, running voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote efforts at election-time. With a rather alarming regularity, the pop into the news cycle with allegations of fraudulent voter registrations...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas
Scientific Poll: Only 29% of Americans trust mainstream media
A new poll by the Pew Research Center has reveled that almost two thirds of Americans do not trust the mainstream media to deliver the truth, marking a 20+ year low. -- 63%, the vast majority of the over 1500 respondents to the survey, stated that the news media is dominated by special interests, rendering it biased and inaccurate...
|Don Surber -- London Daily Mail
Catch and release till they kill
Ashley Nicole Lilly, 24, of Inglewood, Calif.... was just a prostitute. Her murder on the weekend of Aug. 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Anaheim was a tragedy -- a preventable tragedy. -- The Orange County Register said police arrested Cesar Gomez, 34, an illegal alien from Mexico, and charged him with her murder. Police said he is a gang member... [See Crime Watch]
|Alan Wall -- VDare.com
Gringos don't get free medical care in Mexico
A certain Tom Shaw of Las Vegas wrote an interesting letter which was recently published on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website. It asked this question: "Here is my question: If I had a life-threatening medical condition, would it be acceptable for me to illegally enter Mexico, for example, for free and endless treatment..."
|American Grand Jury
March on D.C. draws 2 million!
...No matter which way you cut it, the size and scope of [Saturday's] citizen march on Washington is an historic, groundbreaking event. Ordinary citizens who have been called ‘the great silent majority’ normally do not protest…at least not in public. That day is long gone...
|Wes Vernon -- RenewAmerica.us
Mexico's war on the United States
It's bad enough that terrorist-collaborating communists are taking over much of Latin America. Bad enough that their Venezuelan ringleader, Hugo Chavez, confers with Iran's nuclear bomb-making dictator. And bad enough that this alliance has led to the prospect that Iranian missiles may end up south of our border (pointed guess where?), while our own Marxist president apologizes metaphorically for hitting their fists with our chin...
54 US-bound "migrants" detained at Costa Rican coast
Costa Rican authorities detained 54 U.S.-bound migrants from Africa and Nepal after their boat arrived on the Central American country's coast, officials said Sunday. -- Authorities were treating some of the migrants for dehydration after several days at sea and took into custody three suspected Colombian smugglers...
|North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.
Sea smuggling up again in 2009
For the third year in a row, authorities have seen an increase in the smuggling of people and drugs along the San Diego County coast, officials said. -- But this also is the first year the region has seen a drop in arrests of illegal immigrants since 2005, they said...
White House, Senate back verification for health care reform
The White House clarified President Obama's statement from his health care reform speech on Wednesday night when he stated that illegal aliens would not be covered under his plan. The White House said it supports verification of citizenship before individuals can take advantage of provisions in the health care reform bill...
|Brian Leach -- The Examiner
Nothing in health care bill will prevent illegals from seeking coverage
White House officials have stated repeatedly, and emphatically, that illegal aliens will not receive coverage under the contentious health care bills that are being considered by our representatives in government. -- Section 246, convincingly titled "NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS." within H.R. 3200 says....
|Geoff Caldwell -- The Examiner
The March on D.C. comes, Obama runs, Glenn Beck still driving ACORN nuts
Hundreds of thousands, and possibly over a million Americans upset with an increasingly "non-representative" government marched on Washington yesterday. -- But rather than stay and listen to their grievances their President instead chose to hop Air Force One out of town. Once again off at taxpayer expense to yet another one of his healthcare rallies... [See Obama Watch]
|David Harsanyi -- Denver Post
No bickering. No thinking. Just do it
Those who claim that President Barack Obama's speech on health care this week wasn't a glorious success are fooling themselves. A Washington takeover of health care never sounded so enticing or fun. -- Just ignore the specifics. Because when the president says he welcomes substantive new ideas, he means that if you have the nerve to offer any ideas...
ACORN Watch: "Honesty is not going to get you the house"
James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles visited one of ACORN's New York offices in August, where they picked up handy tips on how to lie on housing forms to cover up a prostitution business ("Honesty is not going to get you the house," one ACORN official advises) and how to hide cash from their illicit business... [Obama is a big fan of ACORN]