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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ignorance in Action
House border committee hears from the clueless
Dallas Morning News -- April 17     
Texas National Guard general says proposed cuts will "cripple" anti-drug trafficking efforts on the border
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    Washington -- The adjutant general of the Texas National Guard said proposed cuts to border security personnel in the White House budget plan would be "devastating" to efforts to curb drug trafficking into Texas.
    "This reduction will essentially cripple the guard's ability to support its congressionally mandated mission in support of the national drug control strategy," Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols said at a hearing examining the administration's shift away from "boots on the ground" to "eyes in the sky" in its strategy for controlling the U.S.-Mexico border.
    President Barack Obama's proposal would decrease personnel assigned to the Texas Joint Counterdrug Task Force from 215 to 115, Nichols told members of the House Homeland Security Committee.
    Obama's plan would also increase aerial surveillance on the border. The shift, part of the administration's vision of a leaner, more efficient military, came after a steep drop-off in border arrests in recent years.
    Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol: In reviewing the testimony given before Rep. Miller's committee, I have concluded that these people don't have a clue as to what is really going on at the U.S. Mexico border. This is especially true of Brian J. Lepore, Director Defense Capabilities and Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office. More tomorrow.
Update: Glenn Spencer of America Border Patrol reports that he just flew 120 miles of the Arizona border from the New Mexico line to west of Nogales and could find no evidence of the National Guard or regular Army Stryker units on or near the border where they are usually found.

The Blaze      sc  
Communist / segregationist Obama crony Van Jones unloads   
Van Jones remains a lightning rod of controversy since his disgraced departure from the White House. -- You might remember a few weeks back in a Blaze story where Jones lashed out at Libertarians: "They say they're Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, ya know ya'll."

WVLT-TV -- Knoxville, Tenn.    
Usual suspects toss tantrum over 287(g)   
...More than 100 people protested against it Tuesday afternoon outside the city county building. Many of them said they're afraid it would lead to racial profiling, and have deputies looking for Hispanics committing crimes in an effort to deport them. -- "The local police is not for that. The local police is to be for the community not against the community," said Miguel Carpiza...

Diana West -- WND.com
Is Obama disowning online birth certificate?   
Almost exactly one year ago --- with Donald Trump on top of presidential polls and author Jerome Corsi on top of Amazon's best-seller list, both for asking where President Barack Obama's "real" birth certificate was – Judith Corley, the president's personal attorney, flew to Hawaii. She went there to pick up two certified copies of the president's long-form birth certificate from the Hawaii Department of Health...

Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal / Co-Governor Chris Riley:
Get illegal aliens out of Georgia's university system!

The Blaze   
Rep. West has testy exchange with CNN anchor   
Allen West's comments that there are nearly 80 Communists in the House just won't go away. And CNN is making sure of that. -- CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he "name names." -- From the beginning, O'Brien was combative, vehemently disagreeing with Allen West regarding Ted Nugent's controversial recent comments...

Jeffrey Phelps -- The Examiner
Obama officially ineligible   
A crushing situation is emerging for, not only Barack Obama, but also for the American people as a landmark statement has been made by the Obama administration that is going to turn the entire 2012 Presidential race and potentially much more on its head. -- Lawyers representing the current sitting President of the United States of America have been forced, under penalty of perjury, to admit that...

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters     
Obama's eco-lies   
As the nation and the world close in on Earth Day, April 22nd, a tsunami of Green propaganda will overwhelm us with all the usual lies about global warming --- now called climate change --- and calls to reduce the use of all fossil fuels in order to reduce "greenhouse gas" emissions. -- This Big Lie ignores the fact that there is no relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) and the climate...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
While on a photo recon mission this morning, American Border Patrol happened on a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter circling something. A close look at the photo suggests bundles of marijuana. The location was about 200 yards north of the border ...

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif. 
Supreme Court to take up Arizona immigration law   
Local immigration activists are gearing up to hear the final word on Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law. -- Oral arguments on Arizona's SB1070 start next week before the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 25, Justices are scheduled to hear arguments on both sides of the landmark case. -- State of Arizona v. United States challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws...

Andrew P. Napolitano -- LewRockwell.com    
A government of waste   
What can we learn from allegations against a half-dozen supervisors in the Government Services Administration for wasting, and perhaps stealing, taxpayer dollars on foolishness in Las Vegas, and against a dozen Secret Service agents for dangerously procuring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, while there to prepare for a visit by the president?

Brent Daggett -- The Intel Hub    
Executive Orders: Is the Constitution being shackled?   
"I believe there are more instances of abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments than violent and sudden usurpations." — James Madison at the Virginia Ratification debates. -- When one analyzes Madison's logic, it seems prophetic, especially if one applies it to executive orders. -- In a February 21, 2001 article, The Use and Abuse of Executive Orders and Other Presidential Directives...

Daisy Luther -- Inalienably Yours    
Your illegally extorted tax dollars at work   
When you get your next pay stub, take a look at the withholdings. The income tax you pay and the Social Security contributions (that you will probably never see again) are being spent to pay for the war that the de facto government is waging against Americans. We are funding our own demise at the rate of more than 20% of our personal income...

WFAA-TV -- Dallas    
Mexico seizes 268,000 rounds of ammo in US truck; Dallas man was driving  
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. --Mexican customs inspectors seized 268,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition found in a U.S. truck at a border crossing in Ciudad Juarez, authorities reported Wednesday. -- Angel Torres, a spokesman for federal prosecutors in northern Chihuahua state, said a 37-year-old man from Dallas was detained for trying to drive the truck across the border from El Paso, Texas...

WND.com    
Eric Holder warned: Arrest Black Panthers!   
A high-profile minister and commentator for Fox News, CNN and MSNBC who has been described as the "antidote to Jesse Jackson" is calling today for more arrests in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. But the ones who should be in handcuffs, according to Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, are members of the New Black Panther Party. -- Peterson, founder of the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, as well as...

Real Clear Politics    
Obama regime woos Latinos by hitting Romney   
In discussing the launch of its first Spanish-language ads in three key battlegrounds Wednesday, the Obama re-election campaign revealed a key part of its messaging strategy for courting Latinos: Republicans are stalling White House immigration reform efforts and Mitt Romney is an extremist when it comes to those issues. -- In 2008, Barack Obama doubled John McCain's support among Hispanic voters...

Politico    
Allen West backs Ted Nugent   
Ted Nugent doesn't bear "any ill will" toward President Barack Obama, Rep. Allen West said Thursday despite the rocker's appointment with the Secret Service over his controversial comments. -- "I think he was just expressing maybe his opinion about something and of course everyone wants to sensationalize things but let's leave it up to the Secret Service to interview him and get to the bottom of it"...

Publius Forum    
Kinzinger calls for secure border and legal process to immigration after military duty 
From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 11th District)... Washington, D.C. - Following his nine days of military duty in Houston, Texas, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today made the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the missions he flew on the border of Mexico in order to assist Border Patrol...

End of The American Dream    
16 reasons to move away from invader-bloated California   
Once upon a time, millions upon millions of young people dreamed of moving to California. Nearly endless sunshine, pristine beaches and a booming economy made it seem like paradise to many. -- But now those days are long gone. Unemployment is rampant, home prices have fallen like a rock, violent crime and gang activity are on the rise, local governments all over California are facing horrible financial problems, millions of illegal [aliens] have poured into the state...

Paul McGuire -- Before It's News    
Manufactured race wars   
As the economic pressures increase in the United States and across the world, people have a tendency to retreat into tribal, ethnic and racial groups. That tendency is amplified by radical groups on both the right and the left , who seek to use racial conflict as a means to maintaining and acquiring political power. The stage is being set by the media and other powers in the United States for all-out class warfare...

Boston Globe   
Romney says he will consider GOP DREAM Act    
Mitt Romney's campaign said Wednesday that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will "study and consider" the immigration bill outlined by Florida Senator Marco Rubio but stopped short of offering an endorsement. -- Rubio, a rising GOP star rumored to be a possible running mate for Romney, said Tuesday that he is putting together a conservative...

CBS Los Angeles    
LAUSD eyes lower graduation standards to curb dropouts   
Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District were considering a plan on Wednesday that would lower standards for graduation and even allow students to pass key classes with a "D" grade. -- KNX 1070's Pete Demetriou reports the nation's second-largest school district may be forced to backtrack on its plan to raise its academic standards...

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