Friday, April 28, 2006
China and a host of other oil-hungry nations will be tapping into huge offshore oil deposits a mere 50 miles from the United States while this nation is forced to endure rising gas prices as a result of record high demand for oil fueled by such countries as China and India. Full Story
Bowing to environmentalist demands since the 1970s, Congress has blocked oil and gas drilling from areas like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (10.4 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Geological Service) and the Outer Continental Shelf (86 billion barrels of oil, according to the Minerals Management Service). Full Story
A new version of "The Star Spangled Banner" with lyrics in Spanish has sparked a lot of controversy.
"Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem" is a collaboration by a group of Spanish music stars, they hope that their version of the national anthem will give Hispanics a chance to demonstrate their patriotism. Full Story
I am not talking about race or demographics at all. I mean that our system of governance is being undermined, and that if we let matters continue, we will end up with a political economy like Mexico’s – unable to provide good lives for most of its people, but very good indeed for the wealthy elite.
I have no objection to any number of immigrants from any nation, if they enter the United States by following the rules. My objections center on the idea that our laws can be ignored by government officials when they deem them inconvenient to their own agenda. Full Story
BY GEORGE KNAPP That does it. I'm moving to Mexico. See, at the moment, I'm in a hotel room outside of Salt Lake City, and since about 7:30 this morning, the hotel maid has been banging on my door every 15 minutes to ask when I might be departing. Her thick Spanish accent and unfamiliarity with English has made it very difficult for me to explain that I will be leaving when I damn well please. Full Story
Thursday, April 27, 2006
An analysis of Census Bureau data shows that the nation's foreign-born or immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a new record of more than 35 million in March of 2005. The data also indicate that the first half of this decade has been the highest five-year period of immigration in American history. This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of both numbers and the socio-economic status of immigrants.
Among the report's findings:
The 35.2 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country in March 2005 is the highest number ever recorded -- two and a half times the 13.5 million during the peak of the last great immigration wave in 1910. Read More
Amid the current panic about gas prices many people are embracing ethanol. But that's not such a good idea.If there were ever a time when the truth in advertising standards should be put back into place, it's now -- during the current (third) attempt to convince the public that the massive use of corn-derived ethanol in our gasoline supply will alleviate our need for foreign oil. Ultimately, the answer to just one question determines ethanol's actual usefulness as a gasoline extender: "If the government hadn't mandated this product, would it survive in a free market?" Doubtful -- but the misinformation superhighway has been rerouted to convince the public its energy salvation is at hand. Full Story
When the coalition assault did come, Saddam stubbornly clung to the belief that the Americans would be satisfied with an outcome short of regime change. According to Sattar, "No Iraqi leaders had believed coalition forces would ever reach Baghdad." Saddam's conviction that his regime would survive the war was the primary reason he did not have his forces torch Iraq's oil fields or open the dams to flood the south, moves many analysts predicted would be among Iraq's first in the event of an invasion. In the words of Aziz, "[Saddam] thought that this war would not lead to this ending." Saddam realized that if his strategic calculus was correct, he would need the oil to prop up the regime. Even with U.S. tanks crossing the Iraqi border, an internal revolt remained Saddam's biggest fear. In order to quell any postwar revolt, he would need the bridges to remain intact and the land in the south to remain unflooded. On this basis, Saddam planned his moves. Full Text
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, in his last nine months as governor of Massachusetts, was in Washington Tuesday to address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an early stage of his 2008 presidential campaign. To a growing number of Republican activists, he looks like the party's best bet. But any conversation among Republicans about Romney invariably touches on concerns of whether his Mormon faith disqualifies him for the presidency. Full Story
© 2006 Ann Coulter
I would be more interested in what the Democrats had to say about high gas prices if these were not the same people who refused to let us drill for oil in Alaska, imposed massive restrictions on building new refineries, and who shut down the development of nuclear power in this country decades ago.
But it's too much having to watch Democrats wail about the awful calamity to poor working families of having to pay high gas prices. Full Story
WASHINGTON — Authorities have captured the largest number of sex offenders ever nabbed in a single law enforcement effort, federal officials announced Thursday Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and John F. Clark, director of the United States Marshals Service, detailed the results of Operation Falcon II, a seven-day nationwide fugitive roundup, during a press conference in Washington. Among those arrested during Operation Falcon II were 1,102 violent sexual offenders. Full Story
By Thomas LindamanApr 27, 2006
Among the films vying for your ticket dollar is “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary by Al Gore addressing, surprise surprise, global warming. It hasn’t even come out of the film festival circuit yet, but already it’s getting Oscar buzz. It’s being promoted as a “passionate and inspirational look at one man’s fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress.” Full Story
by Mac JohnsonPosted Apr 27, 2006
May 1 is going to be “A Day Without Illegal Aliens.” This is supposed to frighten you.
Why? Because you are an American -- weak, pampered, spoiled and allegedly incapable of taking care of yourself. You need the illegal alien servant class just to survive. Full Story
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
By John Stossel
If pursuing profit is greed, economist Walter Williams told me, then greed is good, because it drives us to do many good things. "Those areas where people are motivated the most by greed are the areas that we're the most satisfied with: supermarkets, computers, FedEx." By contrast, areas "where people say we're motivated by 'caring'" -- public education, public housing etc. -- "are the areas of disaster in our country. . . . How much would get done," Williams wondered, "if it all depended on human love and kindness?"
By Sher Zieve – Appearing on KLIF Radio’s Gregg Knapp show, attorney Domingo Garcia said that using the terms illegal alien or illegal immigrant is a “racial slur”. Garcia said that those who use it, in reference to Hispanics, are racist. Read Here
Taking matters into their own hands, some activists are working to build a fence along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S. southern border – with or without government participation.
Using the slogan "American Citizens Securing the Borders Themselves," The Border Fence Project hopes to raise enough money to build a fence along 90 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border that currently has no physical barrier. Full Story
By Charles HurtTHE WASHINGTON TIMESApril 26, 2006
Senate Republicans proposed immediately spending nearly $2 billion to combat illegal border crossings, making an end run around Democrats and some Republicans who oppose border-security legislation that doesn't include a guest-worker program or what many consider to be amnesty. Full Story
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi revealed his face for the first time Tuesday in a dramatic video in which he dismissed Iraq's new government as an American "stooge" and called it a "poisoned dagger" in the heart of the Muslim world.
By Stephen DinanTHE WASHINGTON TIMESApril 26, 2006
President Bush and a group of senators yesterday reached general agreement on an immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for many illegal aliens. But left out of the closed-door White House meeting were senators who oppose a path to citizenship. Full Story
The socialist PSOE party is apparently intent on introducing a bill aimed at giving apes the same rights as man, "and the immediate inclusion of these animals as people." As a result, the bill adds that apes "should have the same moral and legal protection that humans currently enjoy." Full Story
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Tuesday that he will tell Congress that close to 100,000 children of illegal immigrants in the county collect $276 million in annual welfare benefits.
Antonovich, who is in Washington with the Board of Supervisors, will meet with congressional representatives and provide information about the impact of illegal immigration on county services.
Antonovich said 98,703 children of 57,458 undocumented parents received Cal-WORKS welfare checks in January, or a total of 156,161 recipients. Read More
April 26, 2006--Before the immigration debate exploded on the national scene, Americans were evenly divided as to which political party they trusted more on the issue. After the earliest rounds of the debate, the GOP gained ground and were favored by a 37% to 31% margin. Read More
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
An LDS official and 49 religious leaders from around the country have signed a letter that calls for a U.S. constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Members of Utah's gay and lesbian community called the letter, written on behalf of the Religious Coalition for Marriage, a political "distraction" and hurtful. Full Story
Posted: April 25, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern
By Linda Harvey© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
The mainstream media is sure to spend time this next week on the subject of homosexuality and youth, precipitated by the observance in hundreds of high schools of the so-called "Day of Silence" on Wednesday, April 26. This is the day that students who are "GLBT" – that's "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered" – pledge to remain silent all day to draw attention to what they believe is discrimination. Full Story
The most popular conspiracy theories all involve a confluence of politics and money: the trilateral commission, the Jews, the freemasons, corporate evildoers. These are the motive forces of history to simple minds -- or to those wanting to manipulate such simple minds. Read More
NOGALES, Ariz. -- Hundreds of Mexican nationals who wear government-issued uniforms, carry official identification cards and are authorized to use weapons are helping smugglers move tons of drugs into the United States, U.S. law-enforcement officials say. Known as "madrinas," from the Spanish word for "godmothers," Full Story
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
President Bush on Tuesday ordered a temporary suspension of environmental rules for gasoline, making it easier for refiners to meet demand and possibly dampen prices at the pump. He also halted for the summer the purchase of crude oil for the government's emergency reserve. Full Story
The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran —
Iran's top leader said Tuesday that Tehran is ready to transfer its nuclear technology to other countries. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comments in a meeting with visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who said last month that his impoverished, wartorn country was considering trying to create a nuclear program to generate electrical power. Full Story
Politicians and their policies share blame for rising costs
O ne thing you can always count on, as soon as the price of a gallon of gasoline nears $3, Democrats will start demagoguing.
Democratic senators are tramping all over the country demanding that President George W. Bush do something -- price controls, profit taxes, etc. Full Story
April 25, 2006 -- IT happened last Wednesday, and it was nicely timed.
One week later - about now, in fact - the U.S. Senate was scheduled to reconvene to discuss an immigration bill. The bill proposes to amnesty most of the 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and to admit millions more legally as guest-workers. The controversial measure is strongly promoted by the White House and both party leaderships in the Senate - but opposed by most Republican congressmen...Full Story
April 25, 2006, 6:23 a.m.No Left Turn
The latest line from the open-borders lobby is that the American public is now with them. Don’t believe it. The latest Gallup poll, from early April, has 47 percent of the public thinking that immigration should be decreased, compared with 35 percent who want it left as is and only 15 percent who want it increased. Full Story
Monday, April 24, 2006
Despite all the political debate in Washington about a quick U.S. pullout from Iraq, the vast Balad Air Base, a 15-square-mile mini-city of thousands of trailers and vehicle depots located 43 miles north of Baghdad, is hard evidence that the Pentagon is planning to stay in Iraq for a long time ..Full Story
Since 1997, the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) has operated the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) in New York City. Like NYSDA, which proclaims its commitment to providing legal assistance for "low-income people," the non-profit IDP sees its primary mission as advocating for the welfare of low-income immigrants, regardless of whether they have broken American immigration laws. Read More
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With last week's stunning revelations that the entire faculty of a Midwestern university campus voted without dissent to investigate a Christian librarian for "sexual harassment" simply because he recommended the bestselling book "The Marketing of Evil," many are asking why not a single faculty member stood up for the librarian. Full Story
Knight Ridder Newspapers
Two federal agencies are refusing to turn over a mountain of evidence that investigators could use to indict the nation's burgeoning work force of illegal immigrants and the firms that employ them.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration routinely collect strong evidence of potential workplace crimes, including names and addresses of millions of people who are using bogus Social Security numbers, their wage records, and the identities of the bosses who knowingly hire them. Full Story
By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hinted Monday that
Iran' was considering withdrawing from the worldwide Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and said he did not think the U.N. Security Council would impose sanctions on Iran.
Back at the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, I was a grad student at the University of British Columbia preparing to go on an ocean voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing that would result in the birth of Greenpeace. For the next 15 years, I would lead Greenpeace on a range of campaigns, finally leaving the group in 1986. Read More
Friday, April 21, 2006
problems could continue for weeks - and drive prices higher.
By Harold Brubaker, Edward Colimore and Marc Schogol
Inquirer Staff Writers
MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Inquirer
Tanker trucks wait in line to fill up at Pacific Atlantic Terminal in South Philadelphia. Gasoline supplies have been disrupted in the Philadelphia and New York markets as refiners have run into problems working to replace a gasoline additive with ethanol. Some Philadelphia- area gas stations have had to close temporarily when they ran out of fuel to sell.
As if rising prices weren't enough, the tanks have run dry at some Philadelphia-area service stations in the last few days as the refining industry stumbles through a change in the formulation of gasoline. Full Story
By Jennifer HarperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESApril 21, 2006
Global warming may not be as dramatic as some scientists have predicted. Using temperature readings from the past 100 years, 1,000 computer simulations and the evidence left in ancient tree rings, Duke University scientists announced yesterday that "the magnitude of future global warming will likely fall well short of current highest predictions."