Saturday, August 11, 2012
Where Does Ryan Stand?
Tough Enough? Maybe - But there are warning signs
|Debbie Schlussel -- August 8
Rep. Paul Ryan on the Illegal Immigration Issue
The vast majority of Americans agree that our immigration system is broken. According to the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) Annual 2010 report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) apprehended 517,000 foreign nationals and removed 387,000 foreign nationals from the United States. Nonetheless, it's estimated that one out of every twenty workers is an illegal immigrant and that between 12 and 13 million illegal immigrants remain nationwide. This issue persists as a result of our flawed immigration and border security system, is an affront to the rule of law, an unacceptable security risk, and an added burden to the current state of the economy.
There are deeply held views on all sides of this issue, and rightly so. We are a nation of immigrants, and the vast majority of Americans agree that comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue. [...]
However, I do not support amnesty for the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States. Any reform proposal must require that those who have disregarded the rule of law are not rewarded for their actions.
American Patrol Report Comment
Ryan gets a "C" from NumbersUSA -- But some of his votes --- especially his co-sponsoring of a Kolbe bill that was matched with a McCain bill --- that was amnesty - are very disturbing.
Rep. Ryan's Grade Scoresheet from NumbersUSA
MCSO arrests 21 at Phoenix warehouse with fake IDs
Authorities say 21 people are in custody on suspicion of false identification at a vitamin distribution warehouse in west Phoenix. -- More than two dozen Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at the General Nutrition Centers warehouse around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. -- Deputies say two of the 21 arrested were using the Social Security numbers of deceased persons...
|Pete Papaherakles -- American Free Press
AFP interviews Sheriff Arpaio's lead investigator
Mike Zullo, the lead investigator who was tapped by popular Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to head up his "Cold Case Posse" looking into Barack Obama's alleged birth certificate, says he has uncovered hard evidence that the document is a "total forgery." -- On August 1, American Free Press caught up with Zullo to discuss, among other things, what his group uncovered in its research on the birth certificate...
|Nicholas Stix -- VDare.com
Comrade O's unconstitutional, nation-breaking amnesty a disaster
According to a report by DHS, Barack Obama's unconstitutional Administrative Amnesty for illegal [aliens] who were (supposedly) brought here as children by their illegal alien parents could: "cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press."
Welcome to Comrade O's America
The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. -- Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. -- "[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent..."
Invader charged with molesting child in Eagle County
A dinner guest molested the host's 4-year-old child, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Department. -- Ismael Lopez-Alvarez, 24, of Edwards was being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility Thursday. Court records indicate he is being held on $15,000 bond on the felony charge of sexual assault on a child and a misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters
Geithner giving U.S. taxpayers' info to foreign nations
In reaction to the worldwide economic turmoil with governments squeezing every penny possible out of taxpayers, Swiss bankers find themselves in the position of actually enticing clients from emerging markets or face a "slow death" as the pursuit of so-called tax evaders increases by U.S. and European authorities, according to The American Banker on Thursday...
Domestic Spying: Mini-drone can watch neighbors from above
Your neighbors' fences are no longer tall enough. -- While President Obama takes flack for the US's use of unmanned drone attacks abroad, there is a smaller, smartphone-controlled drone hovering above urban rooftops and suburban backyards: The Parrot AR Drone 2.0. -- The Parrot AR Drone 2.0, listed on Amazon just below $300, is the best way to live out one's fantasy of being a spy...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
The Ryan / Biden debate... Republicans can't wait
Late Friday night, major media outlets began reporting that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will announce Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate on Saturday at an event in Norfolk, Virginia. -- Of course, Ryan gained national fame when he presented his plan to cut $3.5 trillion over the next 10 years from the federal budget. In April 2011, the plan, known as the "Path to Prosperity," easily passed the U.S. House...
|Jerome R. Corsi, Ph. D. -- WND.com
Officer imprisoned for challenging Obama tells story
"Officer's Oath: Why My Vow to Defend the Constitution Demanded That I Sacrifice My Career" is Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's moving first-hand account of faith and patriotism that led to court-martial, imprisonment and the stripping of all military rank and privileges, including his Army pension. -- Lakin, an Army flight surgeon, was court-martialed because he refused to obey deployment orders, arguing Barack Obama had not...
Reconquista mayor wants as many criminal invaders in U.S. as possible
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday called for California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to sign a bill that would defy a key Obama administration immigration enforcement program -- and said the president should follow the state's lead by reforming the program. -- Villaraigosa is in a somewhat awkward position, as both chairman of the Democratic National Convention and a prominent critic...
|Ruben Navarrette Jr. -- CNN
U.S. Olympic athlete, Mexican flag?
Every few years, I reassess how I feel about Mexican-Americans who wave Mexican flags. Much of it has to do with who is doing the waving and under what circumstances. -- In 2006, I wrote a column saying it was a bad idea for immigration reform advocates to wave Mexican flags as they marched through U.S. cities such as Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. It's illogical to show your allegiance to one country...
Holder calls Sikh temple shooting a hate crime, "terrorism"
In the strongest denunciation to date by a U.S. law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday labeled the attack on a Sikh temple that killed six Sikhs "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime." -- Holder spoke at an emotional memorial service for the victims of the attack that emphasized healing and forgiveness instead of retribution for the shooting rampage by an Army veteran...