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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Big Lie
DHS says only 82 miles Arizona not fenced
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report -- July 19
This is what DHS says is Arizona border fencing.
     Tomorrow the State of Arizona will kick off a campaign to raise money to build fencing along the border with Mexico. According to MSNBC, the Department of Homeland Security says only 82 miles remain unfenced between Arizona and Mexico.
    American Border Patrol has been tracking the progress of border infrastructure for five years. Its last update of the Arizona / Mexico border was in March of this year.
    DHS' claim that only 82 miles of border are not fenced is a lie. There are about 135 miles of vehicle barriers on the Arizona-Mexico border that DHS calls fencing. For the most part it is useless and can be crossed by a 2-year-old toddler. Much of the rest can be easily climbed by an adult.
    I understand the challenges faced by Arizona. The costs of fencing are great and the decision as to where and what to build are not going to be easy. However, unlike the feds, I trust Arizona to be honest about the job and to tell the people the truth about the border as they go about dealing with the problem.
    I say let's give them our support!

David DeGraw -- Amped Status          sc         
How your Social Security money was stolen   
As I've been reporting for quite some time now, trillions of our tax dollars have been looted by Wall Street, wars, global corporations and the richest one-tenth of one percent of the population. The economic crisis has made this blatant fact much more evident to the average person. Now that these elaborate schemes are coming undone... [See Obama Watch]

Jeffrey Lord -- The American Spectator        
Gorby Obama and the collapse of the American left   
It's over. -- For the American Left -- those who have made it their work to enshrine Leftist or Leftist Lite ideology into American life and law -- the end is nigh. Ronald Reagan accurately predicted a similar fate for their more heavy-handed Communist cousins, and now their own demise is clearly in progress... [See Obama Watch]

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner        
More connections in ATF scandal   
Watchdogs who have been warning the U.S. government for years about the dangerously porous southern border now have solid proof that their warnings were not mere speculation. The most dangerous of the Mexican drug cartels, the Zetas, have set up shop in Columbus, New Mexico, and purchased land which they use as safehouses to store firearms and other illicit material... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

Christopher Chantrill -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.   
Obama and the coming Democalypse   
President Obama is evidently feeling the pressure from the current shenanigans over a routine hike in the debt ceiling. But really, what president does not have to push through congressional attempts to embarrass him at debt-ceiling time? Man up, Mr. President. If you can 't take the heat, keep out of the kitchen, said Harry Truman, a product, like the president, of an all-American big-city machine...

Los Angeles Times        
DOJ trying to shield officials in guns scandal, ATF chief says  
The Justice Department is trying to protect its political appointees from the Fast and Furious scandal by concealing an internal 'smoking gun' report and other documents that acknowledge the role top officials played in the program that allowed firearms to flow illegally into Mexico, according to the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

The Blaze         
Report: SEIU "intimidation manual" uncovered   
According to Vincent Vernuccio in the Washington Times, it's over 70 pages and details how "outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds."

Schumer tries reviving immigration bill   
Sen. Chuck Schumer is attempting to revive moribund efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, telling Politico Monday that he will hold a hearing next week focused on the economic argument for an immigration overhaul. -- It's a subtle shift in emphasis for immigration reform advocates, who met recently with Schumer (D-N.Y.) to plot a strategy...

Arizona launching fundraising website for border fence    
Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday -- despite skepticism from key stakeholders. -- Under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April, the state would use inmate labor and money pulled in through the website to fence in some of the 82 miles of border...

Nick Levis -- Business Insider        
New World Disorder: Why Geithner's IMF SDR plan for a global currency is high treason 
Some time ago, the mainstream media began covering in more detail the New World Order theory as to why our country entered into the financial crisis. Dubbed a "conspiracy theory" the New World Order hypothesis centers around the creation of a "global government" run by a few satanic bankers... [See Geithner Watch]

Environmentalists: Keep 'secret highway for illegals' open   
A controversial bill in the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at plugging the flow of illegal activity along America's borders has pitted environmentalists and national park advocates against those championing national security. -- Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has proposed HR Bill 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner         
Obama fundraisng in White House may be a crime   
"Has the Obama White House stolen a few pages from the Clintons’ well-worn campaign fundraising playbook?" asked the president of a well-known watchdog group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption. -- According to the the New York Times , recent secret meetings with Wall Street executives inside the Obama White House are more than raising eyebrows...

Georgia panel empowered for immigration crackdown   
Georgia mayors, county commissioners and even business-license clerks may face $5,000 fines from a panel of state-sanctioned volunteers empowered to investigate complaints about compliance with a new immigration law. -- The board will be able to subpoena witnesses and strip funding from public bodies it finds have violated the law...

Mark Andrew Dwyer       
"Liberal" blackmail   
The tax (or borrow) and spend "liberals" and the Democratic Party that they control are at it again: they threaten America that if the U.S. House of Representatives doesn't push our country deeper into debt then the Obama administration will cut social security checks to the elderly, stop payments to the military fighting in Afghanistan and elsewhere, default paying interest on national debt, and do other nasty things...

The Americano        
Were "Fast and Furious" guns used in death of ICE agent?   
Pressure is growing on President Barack Obama's Administration to disclose all information related to the death of Jaime Zapata, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, who was murdered in Mexico several months ago. -- Raymond Thomas, the Zapata family's attorney, told a Yahoo News blogging site that... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

D.A. King -- Insider Advantage Georgia         
Georgia's immigration law to end official use of Mexican-issued ID   
Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (HB 87) has seen several massive, angry and defiant protests staged by well-funded open borders partisans and attended by thousands of fugitives who, having escaped capture by American Border Patrol Agents, are now demanding -- in a foreign language -- that Governor Deal somehow negate the law...

Associated Press         
'Hope and Change': San Francisco to shutter courtrooms, lay off 200   
The San Francisco Superior Court announced Monday that it's laying off more than 40 percent of its staff and shuttering 25 courtrooms because of budget cuts. -- Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein said the actions were necessary to close a $13.75 million budget deficit caused by state budget cuts... [See Cal Meltdown Watch & 'Hope and Change' Watch]

Iam Fletcher -- WorldNetDaily.com         
You'd think we would have learned from NAFTA  
President Obama still is pushing for free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea, albeit with the thin fig leaf of demanding they be accompanied by money for so-called Trade Adjustment Assistance, a "painkiller" program designed to blunt the harm to laid-off workers...

Martinez (Calif.) Gazette         
California AG industry in a tizzy over E-Verify system   
California Republicans are pushing a bill that would require employers to electronically verify the immigration status of potential hires, despite warnings from farmers that it will devastate their workforce. -- The Legal Workforce Act, which will head to the House Judiciary Committee this month, is aimed at using a system known as E-Verify to prevent [illegal aliens] from taking jobs away from legal workers.

Nashua (NH) Telegraph        
Partnership with federal agency ends    
Hudson, NH -- A much-publicized agreement between local police and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities that trained and appointed up to two Hudson officers as immigration agents was discontinued last fall because the program was not 'meeting the goals' originally envisioned, according to an agency spokesman...

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