Saturday, September 1, 2012
Titanic Captain to Pilot Hindenberg
From one disaster to another
|Investors Business Daily -- August 31
Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Fails Upward
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa these days is Mr. Popular. Yahoo News even wondered whether he might be presidential material. To which we respond, have you been to L.A. lately?
Telegenic and glib, Villaraigosa currently serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and this week will preside over the Democratic Party convention in Charleston, N.C. He's a politician built for the media age, which has led to a series of prominent posts --- including a place on President Obama's Economic Advisory Transition Board in 2008.
He's been lauded far and wide and showered with honors --- puzzling, since Villaraigosa may be the worst mayor in L.A. history.
During his tenure, thousands of businesses have fled L.A.'s mismanagement and soaring taxes, taking jobs with them.
The city has lost close to 140,000 jobs since the 2007 financial crisis. While other cities have rebounded, L.A.'s unemployment rate hovers well above 10%.
On the verge of bankruptcy, L.A. is a shell city with a shrinking tax base, Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana warned just last April.
American Patrol Report Comment
If the Republicans don't point out that Villaraigosa helped kill Prop. 187 the one chance L.A. had to save itself - they are cowards. (So what's new?)
|Peter Bradley -- VDare.com sc
National Review wrong (again) on race and welfare
After the purging of John Derbyshire earlier this year, it is increasingly clear that nobody at National Review knows or dares to say anything about race. But much worse, they can't be bothered to look up the basic facts about things such as demographics and welfare. It almost seems as if the political correctness that led to the firing of Derbyshire has blinded them to plain, numerical facts...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
Assimilation Fail: Why isn't comedian George Lopez a loyal American?
"...Sheriff Joe in Arizona, f--- you, you f---in' puto. [Loud applause] How about that? F--- you, you fat motherf---er f--- you. I said I was gonna talk some sh-t, f--- you, Sheriff Joe, you f---in' puto [Spanish-language profanity]. F--- you." [Loud applause]. --- George Lopez, "It's Not Me It's You" HBO Special -- This angry, and very unfunny rant, was recently uttered by Mexican-American comedian George Lopez...
How Romney, Obama Differ on Illegals: 'Just explain it'
Governor Romney and President Obama haven't been shy about blasting the other's views on immigration along the campaign trail. Both candidates clearly have strong opinions about this topic, but where do they really stand on immigration reform? -- President Obama supports the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or 'DREAM' act. -- This legislation, which has garnered some bipartisan support...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal alien charged with second DUI in less than three months
On Tuesday, police in Westlake, Ohio, arrested Efrain Santos, 22, during a traffic stop at the intersection of Bassett and Detroit Roads at 2:35 a.m. -- Santos was pulled over after officers observed him driving erratically. -- Santos fought with the officers and attempted to flee the scene before he was subdued, according to police..
|Teri Webster -- The Examiner
Big Sis unleashes Comrade Obama's domestic army on motorists
The Department of Homeland Security is sending out its state watchdogs to arrest drunk drivers and draw their blood over Labor Day weekend. -- It echoes of a national trend of the increasing presence of federal police and military troops on our streets. And the state of Tennessee is a pioneer in the ghastly movement...
|Fox News Latino
GOP Convention: Arpaio says 'don't blame me' for GOP-Latino rift
In an interview with Fox News Latino reporter Bryan Llenas at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is the 'poster boy' who is a target for condemnation by the Obama administration and opponents of hard-line immigration enforcement. -- But he says in his famously unvarnished style that he's not the root of the alienation between Latino voters and the Republican Party...
|American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
News Story: There are just a couple of things that Neil Armstrong's family wants you to do to pay tribute to the first moonwalker's life and legacy: Honor his example, and wink at the moon. -- This photo of the moon was taken this morning. It is a Blue Moon.
|Californians for Population Stabilization
Stop invader driver's licenses in California
Obama served up some bad new for Americans with his administrative Dream Act amnesty. Now Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, wants to make matters worse by ensuring that amnesty recipients receive California drivers' licenses. -- A last minute amendment to AB 2189 changes the bill to make aliens eligible for California driver's licenses...
|The Daily Republic -- Mitchell, SD
Invader involved in high speed chase
A 35-year-old Mexican man was arrested Thursday after leading a local sheriff's deputy on a brief pursuit west of Mitchell. -- The pursuit began around 3:30 p.m. when Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Harr clocked Enrique Sanchez-Bedolla driving 60 mph in a 50 mph zone on Highway 16 about 3 miles west of Mitchell. -- Sanchez-Bedolla allegedly failed to stop when Harr activated his emergency lights and sirens...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Meddling Mexicans trying to free convicted child killer in Texas
Mexico's President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal of Rosa Estela Olvera Jimenez, who was sentenced in 2005 to 99 years in prison for the murder of a 1-year-old Texas boy. -- The little boy died after choking on five paper towels that prosecutors say Jimenez stuffed down his throat while she babysat him...