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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Outrageous Republic
"Truly Rotten People"
Glenn Spencer, American Patrol Report -- August 30   
Arizona Republic reporter Carlos Chavez tapes takeoff of ABP airplane.
    Like its counterpart in California, the L.A. Times, the Arizona Republic has fought for years for an open border with Mexico. Its coverage of the border fence is a perfect example. It says that tunneling under the border is proof that border fences don't work (Going under border fences, AZ Rep. Aug. 30, 2011) when, in fact, such desperate tunneling is tried because fences do work.
    We have said many times that our government could stop all tunneling, but it just doesn't want to.
    Last summer the Republic sent a reporter to do a story on American Border Patrol. After two days on ABP's ranch, the reporter, Carlos Chavez, told Glenn Spencer he thought the ABP story was "one of the most interesting I have ever worked on." They never printed a word of his report.
    The Republic has gone out of its way to keep the American Border Patrol story from its readers. With few exceptions, Phoenix TV has complied with their blackout. Had the Republic been honest about tunneling, it would have told its readers that ABP had tested a system that would put a stop to all tunneling cold. But the Republic is not honest.
    In California Republicans rolled over and played dead as the L.A. Times steamrolled all attempts to stop illegal immigration, and California is all but lost.
    It is a different story in Arizona. Arizona Republicans realize the management of the Arizona Republic are truly rotten people and they are fighting to save their state despite them.

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner       sc    
ACORN is back and may partner with Justice Department in 2012    
A public-interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced yesterday, August 24, that it filed a [FOIA] against the U.S. [DOJ] to obtain records related to the agency's communications with Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote, President Obama's former employer...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson      
Serial invaders a costly problem    
Diones Graciano-Navarro has been arrested at least 40 times in four states. -- His rap sheet began with charges of loitering in New York City in 1975. In New Jersey, he graduated to fraud. By 1988, he was in California. He was charged with obtaining money by fraud or trickery. Later came cocaine possession. -- The Dominican Republic native was deported twice. But he slipped back into the U.S...

Bellingham (Wash.) Herald        
Evergreen State rep. won't support E-Verify    
Lynden -- .S. Rep. Rick Larsen says he will vote against a proposed law that would force farmers and other employers to use a computerized immigration status check system before they hire workers, unless that law is modified to include a system to provide the legal labor that farms need. -- The Everett Democrat was in Lynden Monday, Aug. 29, to talk to Whatcom County farmers about the issue...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Warning! Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Governor Rodrigo Medina, security spokesperson Jorge Domene Zambrano, and Attorney Adrian de la Garza held a press conference on Monday morning where the identities of the 5 men caught for the casino attack were reported. It included a video showing the men buying gasoline, and their vehicles at the casino...

PoliticsPa.com   
Immigration showdown in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania   
"Bring your flak jacket," joked one staffer to a member of the Harrisburg press corps. -- The next two days in the Capitol will be interesting, to say the least. Today and Tomorrow, Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman Representative Daryl Metcalfe will hold two public hearings focusing on the "National Security Begins at Home" legislative package...

Michelle Malkin        sc   
Another deportation fugitive in the Obama family   
Oh, Uncle Omar. -- We'll get to more of him in a moment. -- Over the past decade, I've reported on America's bottomless deportation abyss. After the 9/11 attacks, it finally dawned on federal homeland security officials that maybe it wasn't such a smart policy to allow 400,000 illegal aliens who had been ordered deported to remain on the loose. These absconders who entered the country illegally...

Huffington Post       
Big Sis claims deportation numbers will remain 'robust'   
Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, defended the administration's new deportation policy on Tuesday, saying she expects more [illegal aliens.... criminals] convicted of other crimes to be deported. If states want to see more deportations overall or more funding of border security, though, she said they need to look to Congress..."

Seeing Red AZ      
Arizona U.S. Attorney Burke resigns amid Mexican gun scandal
Within days of testifying before a Congressional committee about his office's role in the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious," U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke has submitted his letter of resignation -- effective immediately. -- His resignation comes amid fallout of his knowledge of the ill-conceived and reckless operation...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner       
Mr. Cash for Clunkers Krueger nominated by Obama for top post   
President Barack Obama on Monday morning in a brief press announcement in the White House's Rose Garden, with Alan B. Krueger standing beside him, introduced nominee Krueger as a top member of the Council of Economic Advisors. --- Critics say Krueger is merely another Ivy League Keynesian with no real world experience. Others claim he's just another socialist...

Jon Feere -- Center for Immigration Studies      
Members of Congress object to Obama amnesty edict  
Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, recently sent a letter to President Obama urging him to stop his controversial decision to advance a non-legislative amnesty, stating that the policy is "undermining the enforcement of our immigration laws" and is a "direct assault on the fourteen million Americans..."

Paul Bedard -- U.S. News & World Report        
Big Sis says she's deporting enough invaders   
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated today that the U.S. doesn't need to boost the annual number of illegal immigrant deportations, now 400,000 annually, because she's grabbing most of the criminals and sending them home. -- "If we come to the point where we are unable to remove everybody we know has a threat to security or has a criminal record..."

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner        
Bush appointee places hold on Alabama's immigration law   
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn placed a temporary hold on Alabama's new crackdown on illegal immigration, stating that she needs more time to consider whether the measure is constitutional. The law was set to go into effect on Thursday. -- The Obama administration along with illegal alien advocacy groups have filed suits to block the legislation...

Bill Turner -- The Examiner       
Globull warming   
Every 14.3 seconds someone in America makes up a meaningless statistic (If politicians are included in the data, it is 8.6 seconds). The regressive Progressives are screaming that our cool summer and cold winter is part of global warming. Furthermore they argue that all of this is human caused, which is very debatable (Debatable means the left screams about it, while the sane people look at the data and shrug)...

Washington Times        
King: Will Obama's executive amnesty benefit his illegal alien uncle?   
One congressman wants to know if President Obama's half-uncle will be granted "amnesty" under new rules the Obama administration announced earlier this month designed to let lower-priority illegal immigrants remain in the country. -- Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who has fought for an immigration crackdown, said Onyango Obama, a relative of the president, "will have an advantage..."

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
And the sellout of America continues   
The Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced "partnership" agreements with Central American Countries on Monday that protect illegal alien workers in our country. I knew when she was picked for Labor Secretary that this day would come, and Monday's the day. -- "Our goal is to help workers and employers understand that labor laws are enforced and enforceable..." [Related item] [More from Rick Oltman]

Los Angeles Times        
ATF chief who oversaw Operation Fast and Furious to step down   
Kenneth E. Melson, under fire in connection with the controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation, will announce today that he is stepping down as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. -- Sources tell The Times that Melson was to share the news in a conference call at 11:30 a.m. EDT with supervisors at the bureau's field offices.

WISH-TV -- Indianapolis        
Suspected illegal alien, one other held following officer's shooting   
Two people have been arrested following the shooting of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Friday night . -- The Marion County Prosecutor's office confirmed Eugenio Gonzalez-Ramirez and Johnny Taboada-Perez were arrested following the shooting. Both men are being held in the Marion County Jail where records show both men were arrested on Aug. 27...

MISH's Global Economic Trend Analysis        
Wells Fargo says 12 states in economic contraction   
The report from the San Francisco-based bank said Alabama was one of 12 states experiencing an economic contraction in July and "likely slipped into a recession." -- The report, written by senior economist Mark Vitner and economist Michael A Brown, said more states "are likely to fall into negative territory within the next six months" because of a persistent decline in manufacturing jobs...

Terence P. Jeffrey -- CNS News     
Poll: Negative view of federal government hits new high   
The percentage of Americans telling the Gallup poll they have a negative view of the federal government has hit a new high, Gallup reported today. - In a survey conducted Aug. 11-14, Gallup asked American adults whether their overall view of the federal government was very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative or very negative...

Vision to America     
Senator: Obama told me pass amnesty or I'll leave the borders open   
In June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Phoenix Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, "The problem is... if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support 'comprehensive immigration reform.'"

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner      
How did Obama's uncle get a valid Social Security number?    
It has just been discovered that President Obama's illegal alien uncle, Onyango Obama, 67, who was arrested on August 24 outside a bar in Framingham, Massachusetts, for drunk driving --- actually has a valid Social Security number. Furthermore, he has had the number as well as a Massachusetts driver's license for at least 19 years...

David DeGraw -- AmpedStatus.com     
New Record: 51% of Americans age 16-24 are unemployed... leading indicator for civil unrest   
Thanks Max K & Global Macro Monitor for calling attention to this latest news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: "In July, the employment-population ratio for youth --- the proportion of the 16- to 24-year old civilian non institutional population that was employed --- was 48.8 percent, a record low for the series..." [See "Hope & Change" Watch]

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