Thursday, December 20, 2012
America: Awkwardly Walking Toward Impenitent Sin
i.e. -- Slouching Towards Gomorrah
|Rick Oltman -- The Examiner -- December 19
Judge Robert Bork Passes Away
|"But, for the immediate future, what we probably face is an increasingly vulgar; violent, chaotic, and politicized culture. Our hopes, our struggles and our optimism must be for the long run. The first requisite is knowing what is happening to us." --- Robert Bork 1996
Judge Robert Bork died December 19th at 85 and with his passing America has lost one of its superlative minds. Best known for the despicable treatment he received at the U.S. Senate hearing for his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bork was a distinguished jurist, a Constitutionalist and the author of one of the finest chronicles of societal collapse; "Slouching Towards Gomorrah --- Modern Liberalism and American Decline".
Written in 1996, Bork describes the unfolding cultural events in America that seem to parallel William Butler Yeats' 1919 poem, "The Second Coming";
"The centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world... the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity ...And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" [...]
"The rough beast of decadence, a long time in gestation, having reached its maturity in the last three decades, now sends us slouching towards our new home, not Bethlehem but Gomorrah." --- Robert Bork
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American Patrol Report Feature -- December 18, 2012
"He had to be reelected to do these things --- so he did whatever was necessary to make sure he was.
Our side was not so fortunate. We didn't have people who were dedicated to saving America. In fact, Barack Obama was reelected because of the outright cowardice of people like Mitt Romney and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts."
|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
New House immigration panel head --- Does it mean anything?
Representative Trey Gowdy has been named chairman of the House immigration subcommittee for the coming Congress. This could mean one of two things. As I said to USA Today, it could mean that the House leadership is not being stampeded by the "missile gap"-style panic for amnesty engineered by the open-borders Right. Gowdy has an A- grade from Numbers USA and is nearly as hawkish as...
Reps call for national travel boycott of Mexico
Two Republican congressmen called Thursday for a national travel boycott of Mexico until the country releases imprisoned former Marine Jon Hammar, urging "all Americans" to campaign for the war veteran's freedom by turning off the tap on America's tourism dollars. -- The statements from Reps. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., and Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. --- both Marine combat veterans --- came as dozens of lawmakers...
|NAFBPO Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
The difficulties encountered are language, adaptation, the immigration authorities, discrimination and insecurity en route through Mexico. The caption on the photo reads : "Some eight Hondurans emigrate every hour, the majority en route toward the United States." -- More than one million Hondurans reside in the U.S., followed by those in Spain, Italy, Canada and Mexico.
|KNTV -- San Francisco
Gun-grabbing senator, invader call for amnesty
A 26-year-old [illegal alien] who was just released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention on Tuesday was joined by supporters outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein in San Francisco Wednesday morning as they called for federal immigration reform. -- Jesus Ruiz Diego, who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico with his family when he was four years old, graduated from high school...
Tancredo offers his own Colorado Compact on Immigration Fairness
"Does the GOP have a death wish?" That's what former congressman, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime rabble-rouser Tom Tancredo asks, in the wake of a number of Republicans signing off last week on the Colorado Compact on Immigration. -- Tancredo, who left the Republican Party to run for governor in 2010, is now ostensibly back in the fold. But he definitely was not among the GOP leaders signing onto the compact.
|Greg Halvorson -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
Obama: The same man...
Friends, the man --- Barack Obama --- telling us that mass shootings are "unacceptable" is the same man who, as an Illinois senator, voted --- by himself --- to murder viable babies that the abortion doctor failed to kill... He's the same man who called the Ft. Hood massacre by a Muslim radical "workplace violence," and told us not to "jump to conclusions...
ICE arrests 34 convicted criminal invaders
Baltimore -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say agents have arrested 34 convicted criminals on the Eastern Shore who are in the country illegally. -- Officials say the arrests were made this week and took place in several counties, including Queen Anne's, Talbot and Wicomico. -- Those arrested have convictions for crimes including driving under the influence of alcohol, theft, criminal possession of...
More 'Fast & Furious" guns turn up at yet another murder scene
Two of the guns found at the scene of a recent Mexican drug cartel shoot out- where a beauty queen was found to have both fired at military officers and been used as a shield- were a part of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. -- CBS News reports that two of the guns that were found at the scene of the fatal shooting in Sinaloa, Mexico last month can be traced to Fast and Furious exchanges...
Court: Second amendment does not apply to invaders
The Second Amendment right to bear arms does not extend to people who are in the United States illegally, the 4th Circuit ruled. -- While searching Orangeburg, S.C., home of Mexican national Nicolas Carpio-Leon, immigration agents found a .22 caliber Marlin rifle, a 9 mm Hi-Point pistol and ammunition. -- Carpio-Leon, who had lived in Orangeburg for 13 years and had three American-born children, claimed that...
|Allan Wall --VDare.com
California school named after infamous murderer
The naming of a new school has become an occasion to disagree over a man's legacy. It's not surprising when you think about it - distinct peoples may have distinct heroes and villains. If present trends continue, we can expect a whole lot more of this sort of thing. -- This is from the article Officials Defend Decision to Name School After Murderer (Fox News and Commentary)...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
Agenda driven news
I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Last night (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world. -- For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20 young children and several adults...
|One News Now
Obama's "druncle" continues to defy deportation
An immigration reform organization says it's not surprising that President Barack Obama's uncle -- who has been in the U.S. illegally for 20 years -- has been given another hearing in order to avoid deportation back to Kenya. -- Onyango Obama was arrested in Framingham, Massachusetts, in August 2011 after he nearly crashed his SUV into a police patrol car and then insisted that the officer should have given way to him...
Letter from Mexican ambassador dampens hope for early release of Jon Hammar
Any hope that Jon Hammar, the Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a disputed gun charge, might be freed in time for Christmas has apparently been dashed by a terse letter a top Mexican diplomat sent to Hammar's congresswoman. -- The two-page missive from Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has been aggressively advocating for Hammar's release...
|Ruben Navarrette -- CNN
DREAMers are pushing their luck
...Having declared their intention to better themselves, some in the DREAMer movement now insist that they're entitled to better treatment than run-of-the-mill illegal [aliens]. You know, like the hardworking and humble folks who cut your lawn, clean your house or care for your kids. In fact, the DREAMers seem to suggest they're due a reward for good behavior. -- At times, these young people act like spoiled brats...
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
ICE sweep nets 90 "immigrants" in Central, South Texas
Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 90 [illegal aliens] who had broken the law in Central and South Texas. Those arrested included people who had entered the country illegally and permanent residents who committed crimes. -- In McAllen, agents arrested a 33-year-old Vallucos gang member who had criminal convictions for robbery and possession of cocaine...