Thursday, September 16, 2010
How Kennedy Skirted ABP
Facts Didn't Hinder a Good Story
|Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol -- September 16
Tonight HBO will air "The Fence," a documentary about the border fence by Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy.
When she came to the border, Kennedy paid particular attention to the views of Bill Odle, a former Marine who lives right on the border. (A Google search reveals that Odle's comments about the fence show up in almost every review.)
As I write this, I am looking out my window at Bill Odle's house. It is inconceivable that Rory Kennedy stood two miles from the headquarters of American Border Patrol, the premiere researcher on the border fence, and didn't know it -- and hadn't seen its Web site. She just didn't want little things like facts to get in the way of a good story.
The closest thing to an honest review came in the New York Times: "The film provides a litany of facts and figures, without attribution..."
Anyone who watches "The Fence" tonight -- after visiting AmericanBorderPatrol.com -- will appreciate the unmitigated dishonesty of the media such as HBO and producers such as Rory Kennedy.
Related: The Big Fence Fraud
|Charles Jacobs -- BigPeace.com sc
Public School Field Trip: Inside video captures kids bowing to Allah
My organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), just released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told...
|Tim Nash -- American Thinker
Will GOP victories save Obama?
If the economy recovers due to favorable economic tax and spending legislation pushed by the Republicans should they win majorities, will Obama be able to take credit and get re-elected? -- Way back when McCain won the Republican nomination for President, many of us were hugely disappointed...
LULAC applauds movement on DREAM Act amnesty scheme
The League of United Latin American Citizens applauds Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for attaching the DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill. -- "It is a great strategy to attach the DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill. This is the first of many positive steps to take," said LULAC National President Margaret Moran.
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, unknown subjects drove by the police facility at Piedras Negras, Coahuila. There, the car's passenger threw a grenade that exploded just outside the building. The sidewalk was cratered and the front door, wall and windows of the police building were damaged. There were no injuries...
||Ted Nugent -- Human Events
American priorities out of sync
One of my parents' most enduring and endearing lessons was ensuring my siblings and I had our priorities in check, for they knew that a well-balanced, happy and fulfilled life is ultimately about priorities. Priorities are one of the things that matter most...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
VDare.com wishes Mexicans a happy Independence Day... in Mexico
It's an exciting time in Mexico, as the country celebrates its Independence Day (15-16 September). And it's not just any Independence Day either. This year it's the Bicentennial. And not only that, it's also the Centennial! How is that possible?
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Four illegal aliens caught growing pot in Utah wilderness
On Monday, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office arrested four illegal aliens at a marijuana growing operation, after being spotted by a hunter. Their marijuana crop had a street value of $413,000. -- Those arrested were Monica Saldicar, 31, Eleno Angulo, 45, Jesus Ruiz Sepulveda, 51, and Emiliano Arellano, 29, all are Mexican nationals... [See Crime Watch]
|El Paso Times
Obama to Latinos: Don't forget who stands with you
President Barack Obama appealed to Hispanics on Wednesday to support Democrats in the November elections despite his failed promise to pass an immigration overhaul. -- "Don't forget who is standing with you," the president said as he blamed Republicans for standing in the way of progress...
||Rick Oltman of CAPS -- The Examiner
The Dream Act - A zombie
The Dream Act has returned. Like a zombie it just keeps coming back, reanimated periodically so that open borders politicians and the amnesty lobby can show their constituents that they are actually doing something for the illegal aliens in our country... [More from Rick Oltman]
Obama says he won't walk away from an amnesty scheme
President Barack Obama assured Hispanics on Wednesday he was not walking away from immigration reform [aka amnesty] while expressing disappointment that he had not delivered on a 2008 promise to overhaul U.S. policy. -- Obama, a Democrat who is ramping up his rhetoric against Republicans ahead of November 2 congressional elections...
|KCBS-TV -- Los Angeles
Man sentenced to 2 years in visa fraud case
A Beverly Hills man has been sentenced to two years in prison for helping foreigners get student visas for English language schools where they did not attend class. -- Behzad Zaman was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after he reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors...
|Peter Brimelow -- VDare.com
Tea Party Triumphs: The white giant is stirring
It's hard not to laugh out loud while watching the ruling class's extraordinary temper tantrum over the nomination victories of so many Tea Party candidates last night, above all that of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware. Karl Rove, who for some reason is now employed as a political commentator, complained she's said "nutty" things...
California budget impasse about to become longest ever
California lawmakers are on the brink of setting a record, but it's not one that is likely to boost their abysmal approval ratings among voters. -- California lawmakers are on the brink of setting a record... [The cover-up of the California disaster until after the midterm election will be one of the great scandals of the century Glenn Spencer] [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Richard West -- America's News Online
Arizona will fight immigration reform opponents to the end
In an attempt to actually do something about the issue of illegal aliens in the United States, Arizona legislators have passed a law that would take the restrictions off of law enforcement and allow them to do the job that most Americans claim that they want done. Even though the federal government is against it, Arizona is sticking to their guns, and are not going to back down...
|KFSM-TV -- Fort Smith, Ark. sc
Feds claim to have busted 46 gangsters in Oklahoma sweep
Federal officials say 46 people have been arrested as part of a four-day sting targeting foreign born gang members in Oklahoma. -- Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 45 men and a woman were arrested in the sting that ended Saturday. Arrests were made in Oklahoma City, Lexington, McAlester and in Comanche County...
Open-borders Dem shops amnesty scheme with 'plenty of Republican ideas
Though prospects for passing a comprehensive immigration bill [read: amnesty] this year appear remote, Sen. Robert Menendez says he will introduce broad legislation in the coming weeks that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented residents and an overhaul of enforcement measures...
Lawsuit planned after protesters put on terror list
An activist who believes he was improperly included on a state terror threat list said this morning he is preparing a federal lawsuit. -- "When people's civil rights are trampled it's a federal issue," said Gene Stilp of Harrisburg, who holds a Virginia law license but does not practice as an attorney...
|James Hudnall -- Big Government sc
Kicking the status quo to the curb No more beltway Bozos
In case anyone was wondering, or cares: I am not a Republican nor a Democrat. I don't like either party. Never have. I am an independent. -- I don't like the Democrats because they are statists. They are for big government and more taxes. They are also for mob rule. They want a democratic society, not a Republic. That is a disastrous recipe. Big government always leads to tyranny...
|Los Angeles Times
Republican Party ditches GOP nominee for Colorado governor
The Republican Party is walking away from Dan Maes, a small-time businessman and political novice with "tea party" backing who captured Colorado's GOP gubernatorial nomination, scrambling the race less than seven weeks before election day...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Where is the vigil for Americans killed by illegal aliens?
On Tuesday night, a group of 40 Episcopal bishops from around the country attended a weekly vigil in Douglas, AZ, held for those who have died trying to cross illegally into the U.S. The advocacy group known as Frontera de Cristo has been conducting the vigils along the Pan-American Highway since 2000...
Sen. McCain says he'll block DREAM Act
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who cosponsored the 2007 mass amnesty bill, says he will block the Defense Authorization bill if the DREAM Act is attached to it. McCain says Sen. Reid's announcement that he'll try and bring the amnesty bill up for a vote is nothing more than a political move by a candidate in a tough re-election race...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas
Anti-establishment fervor a hammer blow to Washington elite
Amidst the defeat two more establishment Republicans by Tea Party candidates last night, a new Rasmussen poll shows that anti-incumbent challenger Sharron Angle is now tied with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and stands a good chance of ousting him in November, which would represent a massive blow to the Washington elite...
|Joe Wolverton, II -- The New American
Tancredo pulls ahead of GOP candidate for Colorado governor
As Schoolhouse Rock taught us: "Three is a magic number." Tom Tancredo learned that lesson well. He is a third-party candidate in a three-way race for Governor of Colorado. He breaks the rule, however, when it comes to the polling data. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Tuesday, Tancredo has pulled ahead of the Republican candidate, Dan Maes, by a four-percent margin.
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
Drug violence kills dozens in Matamoros this week
Matamoros, Tamps., Mex. -- Sporadic shooting that began Monday night has killed 25 or more Mexican drug cartel operatives and temporarily forced the closure of two international bridges, according to law enforcement officials south of the border...
|USA Today sc
Fewer local officers become immigration agents
A federal program that deputizes local police officers to act as immigration agents has seen a sharp drop in interest from law enforcement agencies. -- Seventy-two agencies have signed up for the program since it began in 2002, training more than 1,100 local law enforcement officers in 26 states to perform immigration checks and begin deportations...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Two Virginia businessmen plead guilty to hiring illegal aliens
On Monday, Bao Ping Wang, 44, and Trang Lu, 45, both of Glenn Allen pleaded guilty to harboring and employing illegal aliens in federal court. -- The two operated Hi-Tech Trucking and SeaLands Food, supplying food to Asian restaurants throughout the mid-Atlantic area...
|KSWT-TV -- Yuma - El Centro
Feds want new judge in lawsuit against sheriff
Phoenix -- The U.S. Justice Department is asking for a different judge in its lawsuit alleging that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office refused to provide records in a civil rights investigation. -- Federal attorneys want it transferred to a judge who's handling a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in immigration patrols by the sheriff's office... [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]
|KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas
Mission club owners jailed for using illegal aliens as 'barmaids'
A Mission couple is expected to face a federal judge after they allegedly imported illegal [alien] women to work as barmaids in their nightclub. -- U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Tereso and Nancy Olivo on harboring illegal [alien] charges late last week...
|City Beat -- Cincinnati
Usual suspects plan protest at Reds game over Arizona law
Some local groups will be holding signs outside of Great American Ball Park today and Thursday while the Reds play, protesting Arizona's new immigration law and seeking signatures for a petition that asks Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All-Star Game from the state. ..
|Journal & Courier
Illegal alien pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash
A Crawfordsville man faces six to 20 years in prison for driving impaired and causing a single-vehicle crash last May on U.S. 231 South in Tippecanoe County that killed his passenger. -- Luis Gonzalez Diaz, 35, pleaded guilty today in Tippecanoe Circuit Court to operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.15 percent causing death...
|Fox11-TV -- Tucson
Motion targets another challenge to Arizona law
Phoenix -- Lawyers for Gov. Jan Brewer are asking a federal judge to dismiss one of the five pending lawsuits challenging the state's controversial law targeting illegal immigration. -- A motion filed Monday asks U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to dismiss a challenge filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens and other plaintiffs...
35 gang members arrested in eastern Wisconsin
Milwaukee -- Law enforcement in eastern Wisconsin has arrested 35 gang members and their associates. -- United States Marshal Kevin Carr spearheaded the effort in his eastern Wisconsin district. Marshals spokesman Douglas Bachert said Wednesday the arrests in the last two weeks were...