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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Perry's "Honorary Mexican"
Selling out America for Hispanic votes
Politico -- September 3   
Rick Perry's pro-immigration Texas base
"...Governor, the Houston Hispanic Chamber just named me an honorary Mexican..."
    As Mitt Romney starts to turning to an immigration contrast with Rick Perry, the Texas governor's own supporters are highlighting his stands on that topic that may not wear well with a majority of early-state Republican activists.
    Politico's Ken Vogel passes along an e-mail sent by Perry contributor Norman Adams that contained a separate e-mail from Steve Hotze, also a Perry bundler based in Texas. Both e-mails make donor solicitations that underscore Perry's position helping to kill a bill similar to the Arizona immigration legislation, for instance.
    The upshot is that these are not necessarily positions that either primary and caucus voters know about Perry, or that will sit well with them. [...]
    From e-mail: "I was delighted last evening when the Governor looked across at me called my name and did not shoot me! Instead, he grabbed me by both arms, and of course, I grabbed him. I told him, Governor, the Houston Hispanic Chamber just named me an "Honorary Mexican" and I am here to tell you, if you will help us, Steve Hotze and I will lead the charge getting the Hispanic vote!..."  
Red DotRelated: The Education of Sarah Palin

Hot Air        sc    
Issa, Grassley expand "Fast & Furious" investigation   
Almost immediately after the Justice Department announced a shake-up of the officials who oversaw ATF's ill-begotten "Operation Fast and Furious," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) signaled they wouldn't let the reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson slow down their investigation of the questionable program... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

Matt Maggio -- The Examiner    
Tea Party now has Obama on defensive   
This area's Tea Party movement originated in June 1997's protests against illegal aliens by building tradesmen in neighboring Alamance County [NC] - and, together with taxes, Obamacare, and bailouts, illegal aliens have been among the top four Tea Party issues in this area. With last week's arrest of Pres. Obama's uncle - and his being held without bail as an illegal alien...

CNN Money    
Black Unemployment: Highest in 27 years   
The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market. -- Black unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984, while the unemployment rate for whites fell slightly to 8%, the Labor Department reported... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix     
MCSO raids 2 restaurants, arrest 7 for identity theft    
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided two Valley restaurants Friday afternoon and arrested seven suspected illegal [aliens] for identity theft. -- Deputies executed two search warrants and arrested five employees at Moreno's Mexican Grill at 760 E. Broadway Road in Mesa and two employees at 601 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler...

Associated Press     
RINO Rick Perry tells New Hampshire no to border fence   
...Speaking to hundreds of Granite State voters at a private reception, the Texas governor was asked whether he supported a fence along the Mexican border. -- "No, I don't support a fence on the border," he said. "The fact is, it's 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that?..." [Ron Paul comments on RINO Rick]

Californians for Population Stabilization    
Tell Calif. Gov. Brown to veto AB 131!   
AB 131, part of Assembly Member Gil Cedillo's notorious California Dream Act was passed by the state Senate's Appropriations Committee and could receive a floor vote this week....   

American Border Patrol       
Photos of the day   
American Border Patrol took this photo at 11:38 a.m. This morning just north of the Mexican border near Nogales. Is that a star on the cap of the middle soldier? -- Please note the high tech equipment in use and the blazing white SUV...

Tucson Sentinel      sc   
Another rock thrower busted... and other border chaos    
Douglas [Arizona] Station agents apprehended a 19-year-old Mexican national Thursday who was about to throw a large rock just north of the International Boundary Fence. During the arrest, three others in Mexico began throwing rocks at the agents. No one was injured. During processing, agents found the subject was previously apprehended by the Border Patrol for transporting marijuana...

Len Calderone -- Bryan County (Ga.) News     
Americans do have the right to own guns   
Some paranoia is justified. Are American gun owners paranoid? Yes. Is someone out to get them? Yes. Personal liberty and guns go hand in hand. I know that a lot of people will disagree with this, but look at the world around you. We are the freest country in the world and the most armed. --The government tells us that more guns cause more crime. The facts are just the opposite...

Washington Post   
Mitt Romney highlights his differences with Perry on immigration
Mitt Romney never uttered Rick Perry's name when making his point. He didn't have to. -- Romney used a speech to a Florida gathering of Hispanic Republicans on Friday morning to draw a new contrast with his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination over the politically toxic issue of immigration. -- "Our country must do a better job of securing its borders, and as president, I will..."

Michael Shannon -- Intellectual Conservative     
Why some are more "illegal" than others   
The police will knock down your door and arrest you for a minor old violation of the law, but they won't dare arrest an illegal [alien] who flagrantly testifies before the legislature and holds press conferences. -- Forty years ago he stepped across an imaginary line to make his home in Maryland. He married, worked hard, raised a family, sent his children to public school, paid taxes, saw one wife die of cancer and...

Glenn Beck     
Black panthers teach 'black survival' with machetes and guns   
The media relentlessly calls out the Tea Party as dangerous and a threat to America. But they tend to remain silent when videos like this surface coming from the radical left. The latest is a shocking video coming from the Black Panthers in which leaders are seen demonstrating 'black survival' tactics complete with machetes and guns. Alarming?...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
So-called "Dreamers" show how they really feel about this country   
For the last few years, we have heard left-wing politicians and illegal alien advocacy groups refer to young illegal aliens as "Dreamers," a reference to the often-failed DREAM Act which would provide amnesty to illegal aliens who wish to attend college in the United States. -- We are often told by Democrats that it would not be fair to deport these illegal aliens because...

Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas    
Armed Mexican Federal Police cross into United States   
While the Department of Homeland Security is busy demonizing white middle class Americans as deadly security threats, armed Mexican troops and police are constantly witnessed violating border controls and entering the United States with guns drawn, but the federal government couldn't seem to care less. -- The latest incident concerns an incursion by armed Mexican Federal Police yesterday morning... [Related Item]

Peter Schiff -- LewRockwell.com     
Job Killer in Chief   
This morning many on Wall Street were stunned by the big fat zero put up by the August jobs report, the worst showing in 11 months. The data convinced many previously optimistic economists that the United States will slip back into recession. I believe that we have been in one giant recession all along that was only temporarily interrupted by trillions of useless and destructive deficit and stimulus spending... [See "Change" Watch]

Sharyl Attkisson -- CBS News    
Cover-up in ATF gunwalker case?   
Congressional investigators tell CBS News there's evidence the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as "Fast and Furious" and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. --Terry was murdered in Arizona near the US border last December. Two assault rifles ATF had allegedly allowed onto the street without interdiction were found at the scene... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

Rich Lowry -- National Review     
Obama's Enron: President's 'green pet' to be put down via Chapter 11
We have seen the future, and it went bankrupt. -- If the praises of high-ranking Obama-administration officials were a viable business plan, the solar-panel maker Solyndra would be an industrial juggernaut. Vice President Biden insisted that the jobs created by the California-based firm would "allow America to compete and to lead like we did in the 20th century."

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner        
Chinese companies supporting Mexican drug cartels   
On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency announced the seizure of 520 pounds of methylamine hydrochloride, the chief chemical component used in producing methamphetamine. -- The shipment which was found at an air cargo facility at Los Angeles International Airport originated in China and was headed to Mexico...

USA Today       
GOP Lawmakers: Coverup attempted in death of Border Patrol agent 
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona tried to cover up a link between a government operation and the December 2010 death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, two Republican members of Congress are telling CBS News. -- This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

Washington Post      
Illegal immigration is flash point for Republican White House hopefuls   
Mitt Romney opened his town hall meeting here talking about the economy --- his thoughts on growing business, getting government out of the way --- just as he does nearly every other campaign event. But when he opened last week's forum for questions, the first voter he called on didn't seem concerned about any of that. He wanted to know the Republican presidential candidate's stance on border security...

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Two Chinese injured trying to scale border fence   
Nogales, Az. -- The imposing new border fence running through Nogales is proving to be a treacherous obstacle for [illegal aliens] --- several of whom have been injured in recent weeks while descending the U.S. side of the barrier. -- The victims, who include two women and one man hurt during a 10-day span, won't find much sympathy from the Border Patrol, however....

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