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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Taking Aim at CPAC
Death to those who criticize multiculturalism?
Tom Tancredo -- Townhall.com -- February 11
"I believe that manufactured diversity in every facet of our life has a political motivation." ---Rep. Tom Tancredo, House floor, 2003
 Smears at CPAC
    Conservatives are in danger of letting left wing groups define their own agenda. A slew of far left groups led by Al Sharpton, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the People for the American Way are attacking for CPAC for having a panel featuring immigration and financial journalist Peter Brimelow and Robert Vandervoort of Pro English. [...]
    While I had not heard of Vandervoort until a few days ago, I've known Peter Brimelow for many years. I can assure readers of the Daily Caller that he is a patriot, not a racist. As senior editor at National Review in the 1990s, Peter nearly singlehandedly restarted the debate on immigration with his bestselling book Alien Nation.
    When the GOP completely abandoned immigration control in the late 90s, the early years of the Bush administration, he set up VDARE.com to bring attention to this important issue back again. I do not agree with everything Peter has written, or other writers for VDARE. Like most groups opposing mass immigration, it publishes a wide variety writers who argue that our polices are bad for both conservative and liberal reasons. [...]
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA), who joined the panel with Vandervoort and Brimelow, was confronted by a reporter afterwards with the claim that the two were "white nationalists." As Dave Weigel reported in Slate, "When told that the white nationalist designation had come from the Southern Poverty Law Center, King laughed. "I wouldn't take them seriously,' he said. 'No, not at all.'"
    Instead of cowering in fear whenever the Southern Poverty Law Center or other left wing groups baselessly attack us as being racist, we should take a page from Congressman King and laugh them off.

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner         sc    
Unions threaten, intimidate American workers, says Congressional report  
Too often American workers are intentionally kept ignorant of their civil rights and subjected to threats and intimidation when they speak out against their unions' support for political activities and candidates. Aided by President Barack Obama's Executive Orders and recent court cases weakening worker choice protections, unions can get around workers rights...

Center for Immigration Studies    
Federal judge rejects illegal-alien lawsuit against county sheriff 
A federal judge in Maryland this week dismissed a $1 million discrimination lawsuit brought by illegal alien Roxana Orellana Santos against Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, the two deputies who arrested her, and the County Board. This is a big win for local law enforcement agencies that follow proper policing practices, even when they expose illegal aliens --- in this case, one who was the subject of...

Bloomberg            sc
Calif. Jan. tax revenue $528M below estimate   
California collected $528 million less in taxes in January than Governor Jerry Brown estimated in his latest budget, Controller John Chiang said. -- The majority of the shortfall was in income taxes, down $525 million, or 6.3 percent less than projected in the spending plan Brown released Jan. 5, Chiang said. Corporate taxes were down $127.9 million, while sales taxes were up $42.8 million... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix     
Arizona bill would fund militia   
The Arizona governor could deploy an armed, volunteer militia to respond to natural disasters and patrol the Arizona-Mexico border for illegal immigrants and drug-traffickers under a legislative proposal to fund a state guard. -- The state would pay $1.9 million to activate the Arizona State Guard, created last year through an executive order signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer...

Houston Chronicle     
Calls for 'self-deporation' of illegals wins applause at CPAC
Immigration is the hottest of hot-button issues, if a panel today at the Conservative Political Action Conference is any indication. -- At a CPAC panel discussion, speakers who called for massive "self-deportation" of immigrants living illegally in the U.S., English as the only language of government and stepped-up enforcement received loud applause...

Stephen Lendman -- The Intel Hub   
America's sham economic recovery   
Official government data are manipulated. Credibility's entirely lacking. Reported good news is hype. Grim underlying reality is suppressed. -- The monthly Labor Department jobs report is typical. Progressive Radio News Hour regular economist Jack Rasmus calls the latest January one "largely statistical legerdemain." -- A reported 243,000 nonfarm jobs reported lacked credibility...

The Intel Hub     
NRA official claims Obama plans to outlaw all guns during his second term 
A top NRA official has gone on the record with his belief that if Obama is elected for a second term he plans to effectively end the 2nd amendment with an all out ban on guns. -- NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said that Obama's 1st term low key approach on gun rights was a conspiracy to ensure reelection for a second term where he plans a full destruction of Americans 2nd amendment rights...

Los Angeles Times    
Driver in fatal hit-and-run did not have valid license, police say 
The driver who killed a woman Friday morning after speeding through a Boyle Heights intersection did not have a valid driver's license and had a warrant out for his arrest, officials said. -- "We know he had a warrant, though it's not clear for what," said Officer Melissa Lisenby of the LAPD. -- Other law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said the driver... had two previous citations...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner    
Mexican drug smugglers show vulnerability of unmanned border
On Saturday, a video was uploaded to YouTube which shows a masked man on the Mexican side of the border using a car jack to lift a section of the aging fence along the U.S./Mexican border. Once the section is lifted, a group of men with what look to be marijuana bundles crawl underneath and quickly disappear into the brush on the U.S. side...

Chris Markowski -- The Street     
Government's Latest Shakedown: $25 billion... today's outrage 
Jerry Garcia, late of the Grateful Dead, is probably turning in his grave. -- When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the federal government and 49 state attorneys general reached a $25 billion agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses...

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