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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Report on Sonic Barrier on Ch. 4 - Tucson
American Border Patrol's Sonic Barrier will be featured tonight on KVOA-TV in Tucson. The report will air during the news broadcast at 10 pm MST -- See the video first (click below the graphic)
Caveat Emptor -- Let The Buyer Beware
Newt signs meaningless border pledge
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Los Angeles Times -- December 1
Newt Gingrich signs border fence pledge during Iowa swing
    Des Moines -- Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, whose plan to give permanent residency to illegal immigrants has angered some conservatives, signed a pledge Thursday to build a double fence along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2013. [...]
    The pledge contains a significant loophole: It leaves it up to the U.S. Border Patrol or Department of Homeland Security to determine locations for the fence.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment: This is a meaningless pledge because it includes the following caveat: "(fence locations to be specified by the Border Patrol or Homeland Security)".
  Remember, DHS (chock full of subversives) gutted the Secure Fence Act of 2006 after Sen. Hutchinson gave it the authority to decide where the fence should go.
    For putting this language in, Americans for Securing the Border raises serious questions as to its competence.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office     
Interceptors: An NRA life of duty feature film   
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office recently had the honor of being the subject of a short feature film, Interceptors, produced as part of the NRA Life of Duty "Patriot Profiles" series. This film does an excellent job of highlighting the challenges we face here in Pinal County because of our unsecured border. -- Over the next couple weeks, while you.re with family and friends for the holidays, I encourage you to spend 20 minutes watching and discussing this issue with them...

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas   
Sri Lankan invader found in trunk of car in Sullivan City   
Two men are behind bars after Border Patrol agents caught them smuggling illegal [aliens] from Sri Lanka. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Juan Lamas III and Junior Garcia-Amador on human smuggling charges on Monday afternoon. -- Court records show that a Sullivan City police officer pulled over Lamas' 2000 Dodge Neon for a seat belt violation...

Rasmussen Report  
52% support Arizona-like immigration law in their state    
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday announced it will decide whether the Arizona immigration law passed last year violates the Constitution, and a new survey finds that half of voters still support a similar immigration law for their own state. -- The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 52% favor passage of an immigration law similar to Arizona's in their state...

The Missourian  
Columbia Public Schools teachers reflect on growing poverty rate   
Child poverty is the biggest issue Chris Belcher faces as superintendent of Columbia Public Schools. -- "You ask any of the teachers in Columbia, some who have been here for 20 years, what's the biggest change you see? The number of kids in poverty, the number of families that are in transition and the more behavioral issues that are coming into school," he said...

Stand with Arizona     sc  
Arizona congressman files 'no confidence' resolution against Holder   
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar has filed a resolution in the House of Representatives pushing for vote of "no confidence" in Attorney General Eric Holder. -- The resolution is a formal way to exhibit congressional disdain for Holder as the investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious" proceeds. It would also be an initial step toward some House Republicans' plan to formally remove him from office if he won't resign...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner  
Obama Regime may free Hezbollah killer of U.S. soldiers    
A renowned Hezbollah terrorist in U.S. military custody for murdering American soldiers in Iraq may soon be released by the Obama Administration, evidently to appease Muslims. -- A disturbing story was reported by the New York Times newspaper that portrays the terrorism case as a "dilemma" for the president as American troops prepare to exit Iraq, according to the Judicial Watch blog...

Californians for Population Stabilization       
Ask Congress stop giving tax credits to illegals  
The House Appropriations Committee has added two important E-Verify amendments to the Stimulus Bill. The first amendment, by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), would reauthorize the E-Verify program for a period of five years....

Raw Story   
Gingrich 'proposed the death penalty for marijuana'   
Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had once to called to punish some drug offenders with death. -- "Newt Gingrich, in 1997, proposed the death penalty for marijuana --- for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana," Johnson explained...

Los Angeles Times   
With illegals in mind, LAPD to change impound rules   
Unlicensed drivers without prior convictions would be given the chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded under new rules outlined Tuesday by the LAPD. -- The proposed changes to the impound procedures are a potentially explosive issue because LAPD Chief Charlie Beck [waste of space shown at left] designed the reforms to remedy what he believes is the unfair burden that impounds place on [illegal aliens]...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
Illegal alien charged in middle school shooting   
Edinburg, Texas – On Monday, Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested an illegal alien after a shooting at Betty Harwell Middle School left two students injured. -- According to Sheriff Lupe Treviño, stray bullets hit two teenage boys who were attending tryouts for the school's basketball team. The suspect was discovered in the woods just north of the school, reportedly armed with an AR-15 assault rifle...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner   
Obama hit with coal from Santa on economy, right-to-life, gun control   
President Barack Obama gets a sack of coal at the White House from Santa Claus on a Christmas greeting card sent out this year by gun rights expert John M. Snyder. -- "Obama deserves heaps of Yuletide coal," said Snyder. "He's out of touch with the people. His presidency is a disaster" -- The card is an original design. On it, Santa's carrying a list of some of the Obama administration's goofs...

Phyllis Schlafly -- Eagle Forum   
We don't like the future we see   
Americans don't need a fortune teller to predict our future. We can see the future right before our eyes: Europe; and we don't like it. -- Europe, whose economy we so generously subsidized with billions of dollars given by hardworking U.S. taxpayers, and whose freedom we repeatedly defended with the blood of our young men, is now a disaster area, financially and culturally. Europe's decline is even beyond U.S. capability...

CNN   
California to endure nearly $1 billion in midyear budget cuts   
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday almost $1 billion in midyear budget cuts as a result of insufficient state growth. -- The so-called "trigger cuts" will result in reduced spending for universities, schools, prosecutions, and in-home care for the elderly and disabled, Brown said. -- "They're not good," Brown said of the cuts... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
New Haven mayor wants voting rights for illegals   
On Tuesday, local media reported that New Haven Mayor John DeStefano will petition the Connecticut legislature to allow illegal aliens to vote in municipal elections. -- According to the New Haven Independent, about 10,000 foreign nationals live within the city. --The Democratic mayor claims that illegal aliens pay taxes through their rent payments and therefore should be allowed to vote... [More in this kook DeStefano]

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner   
U.S. Economy: "It's twice as bad as we thought"   
Two significant reports issued late today indicate that the U.S. economy is in much worse shape than what the American people have been told. When one local economist was asked to comment on the news, he stated, "It's twice as bad as we thought." -- A closer look at the figures led to a revision of that assessment, however, but the fact remains that in many cases Realtors somehow double-counted home sales.

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Today marks 1 year since border agent Terry was killed by bandits 
December 14th is the one year anniversary of the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. A U.S. Marine and BORTAC agent, Terry was killed in a shoot out in Peck Canyon just north of Nogales, AZ with known border bandits that had been under observation by the Border Patrol for months... [More from Rick Oltman]

Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters   
Port Whine: Big labor's occu-punks   
Scruffy progressive protesters locked themselves together across railroad tracks, blocked traffic and shouted profanities at police on Tuesday in a coordinated "West Coast Port Shutdown." Truckers lost wages. Shippers lost business. This is what the Occupy Wall Street movement calls "victory." -- Aging Big Labor bosses toasted one another from the sidelines as they declared the "rebirth of the labor movement."

Dave Workman -- The Examiner   
Texas Rep. Poe: 'F&F a ruse to go after U.S. gun sales'   
Texas Congressman Ted Poe is convinced there is more to Operation Fast and Furious than just a monumental screw-up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and he said so in an exclusive Monday afternoon interview with this column. -- The fourth-term Congressman had just gotten off an airplane when he chatted briefly via telephone. He is still astonished that Attorney General Eric Holder...

Neil Munro -- Daily Caller  
Islamic governments angle for speech curbs in the US   
The State Department began a three-day, closed-door meeting Monday to talk about U.S. free speech rules with representatives from numerous Islamic governments that have lobbied for 12 years to end U.S. citizens' ability to speak freely about Islam's history and obligations. -- Free speech advocates slammed the event as an effort to gradually curb public criticism of Islam, but it was defended by Hannah Rosenthal...

John Litland -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal (LTE)  
Say 'no' to Newt, the GOP's answer to Bill Clinton 
I was shocked to see Newt Gingrich boast of his anti-enforcement agenda on immigration in the recent debates. More shocked to see that he is still passing himself off as a "conservative" and getting support and endorsements from other so-called conservative politicians. -- My wife is an immigrant. Which means she came to the USA legally. The insult to real immigrants from Gingrich when he says...

Fox News   
Corzine, MF Global execs deny misuse of customer money   
Questioned by senators he once served with, Jon Corzine told a panel Tuesday that he never told anyone to "misuse" customer money that vanished when MF Global collapsed this fall. -- An estimated $1.2 billion in client funds are missing. Senators demanded that Corzine and two other executives from the securities firm explain who authorized the transfer...

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Babeu warns against false sense of security over border    
The Obama administration is planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed at the U.S. border with Mexico, the spokesman for a Texas congressman said Tuesday. -- President Barack Obama deployed 1,200 National Guard troops to the border in June of 2010, in an effort to strengthen the U.S. Border Patrol and try to prevent the rising drug violence in Mexico from affecting the United States...

Fronteras   
Bill cracking down on ultralight smugglers glides through Senate    
Las Vegas -- The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would crack down on drug smugglers who fly across the border on ultralight aircraft. Senators unanimously approved the bill late last week, and now the legislation moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. -- Senator Tom Udall, a Democrat from New Mexico, says that as drug trafficking techniques evolve, so must our laws... [See ABP's ultralight]

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