Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Gov. Bill Owens signed into law Tuesday four bills that signal Colorado's entry into the effort to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
The bills, among other things, crack down on people who smuggle illegal immigrants across the U.S. border, and they impose stiff fines on forgers of phony documents used to gain employment. Full Story
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from a man who is an atheist over Boy Scout recruiting at his son's public school in Mt. Pleasant.
John Scalise, a former city commissioner, had asked the court to bar public schools from opening their doors to Boy Scout recruiters and promoting membership.
He argued that the group discriminates against nonreligious boys and parents by denying them membership if they don't swear to religious oaths. Full Story
Appearing Tuesday on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Dobbs that he couldn’t imagine how the Senate bill "could ever be considered in the House of Representatives [when] the overwhelming majority of Republicans are against it.” This, he said "is amnesty. Full Story "The will of the Senate was not the will of the people".
All too often the voices that get lost in the cacophony are those of legal immigrants and their descendants. Whether Hispanic, Asian, Caribbean, European, Middle Eastern or African, they make up the "nation of immigrants" often referred to by open borders proponents. Except that these immigrants valued U.S. citizenship enough to pursue it lawfully. Full Story
"An investigation by the Censure Carter Committee into the financing for The Carter Center of Atlanta, Georgia founded by President Carter and his wife to advance his "Blame America First" policies reveals that over $1,000,000 has been funneled from Bakr M. Bin Laden for the Saudi Bin Laden Group to the Carter Center," says Censure Carter.Com in a mainstream media-ignored recent media release. Full Story
Iraq-war vet is suing Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming the portly peacenik recycled an old interview and used it out of context to make him appear anti-war in "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Sgt. Peter Damon, 33, who strongly supports America's invasion of Iraq, said he never agreed to be in the 2004 movie, which trashes President Bush.
In the 2003 interview, which he did at Walter Reed Army Hospital for NBC News, he discussed only a new painkiller the military was using on wounded vets.
"They took the clip because it was a gut-wrenching scene," Damon said yesterday. "They sandwiched it in. [Moore] was using me as ammunition."
Damon seems to "voice complaint about the war effort" in the movie, according to the lawsuit. Full Story
Based on a one-year in-depth study, a researcher estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each. Full Story "This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day,"
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
"Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of "BEEP". Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight.
Funny thing about Mexican President Vicente Fox's visit to the American West last week: It didn't turn out as one would have expected. The same week of the Fox visit, for instance, The New York Times ran a stunning article headlined “Some in Mexico See Border Wall as Opportunity.” It quotes men such as Jorge Santibanez, president of the College of the Northern Border, saying: “For too long, Mexico has boasted about immigrants leaving, calling them national heroes, instead of describing them as actors in a national tragedy; and it has boasted about the growth in remittances as an indicator of success, when it is really an indicator of failure.” Full Story
WASHINGTON — At the Pentagon’s urgent request, scientists and engineers are rushing to create an artificial arm that works like a flesh-and-blood one for the growing number of soldiers losing their limbs in the Iraq war.
“The goal is to develop an arm that moves like a real biological arm, feels like a real biological arm and looks like a real biological arm,” said Greg Clark, a bioengineer at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Full Story
SIXTY-TWO years ago as a young soldier at the Battle of Arnhem, Dennis Cramp fought for his country. Now, at the age of 80, he has another fight on his hands: for the right to have his wife spend her last years with him at home. Full Story Within four hours of his apparently successful repossession of his wife, it went to Blackburn County Court, where a judge granted it an order giving it legal custody of Mrs Cramp. Its officials took her back to The Hollies.
President Bush's job approval polls are the lowest in his presidency; the Democrats are leading Republicans in the generic congressional election polls by an average of 13 percent; and voter surveys suggest a strong anti-incumbent tide is building. But leading analysts still think at this point that Republicans will hold on to majority control of both chambers, though with reduced numbers. "The 2006 midterm elections are a political analyst's nightmare. Full Story
DUTCH pedophiles were launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations from 16 to 12 and the legalisation of child pornography and sex with animals.The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its website it would be registered officially on Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"
The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.
"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.
"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said. Full Story
Military sources told TIME that the first probe is focusing on the unit's leader, who was at the scene of virtually every shooting that day in Haditha. Pentagon officials say the sergeant has served more than seven years in the corps and was on his first Iraq tour. At least two other enlisted men may be directly involved, Pentagon officials say, and perhaps as many as nine others in the 13-man unit witnessed the shootings but neither attempted to step in nor reported them later. Full Story
NOGALES, Mexico — One by one, men and women crawled on their knees and bellies across the hot desert sand about 100 yards from where rumbling tractor-trailer rigs crossed from Mexico into Arizona.
In temperatures near 100 degrees, they looked like they were on a military reconnaissance mission, but their tattered clothing said these weren't soldiers. They were trying to make their way from southern Mexico to the United States.
President Bush and Congress have vowed to seal America's porous border with thousands of National Guard troops, miles of fences, surveillance cameras and aerial drones. Full Story
Friday, May 26, 2006
"I have received information psychically, which is corroborated by scientific data, according to which on May 25, 2006 a giant tsunami will occur in the Atlantic Ocean, brought about by the impact of a comet fragment which will provoke the eruption of under-sea volcanoes. Waves up to 200 m high will reach coastlines located above and below the Tropic of Cancer. However, all of the countries bordering the Atlantic will be affected to greater or lesser destructive and deadly levels. This site is dedicated to life, to civic responsibility and to information. There is still time to save lives. Thanks for participating in the world-wide alert!" -- Eric Julien
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com A reader responds to an animadversion of mine against affirmative action by e-mailing me President Lyndon Johnson's famous argument in favor of racial preferences: "You do not take a person who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race, and then say, 'You are free to compete with all the others,' and still justly believe that you have been completely fair."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed
President George W. Bush's nominee, Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, as interior secretary on Friday, after several lawmakers lifted procedural holds that allowed the vote to proceed. Full Story The Interior Department manages national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands, which account for 1 acre (0.4 hectares) out of every 5 acres in the United States.
Women are as violent as their male companions - and sometimes more so, according to a controversial study presented yesterday at a domestic violence conference in Manhattan. Full Story The survey of 13,600 college students came to the surprising conclusion that in the majority of abusive relationships, women are the perpetrators at least as often as they are the victims of violence.
The Legislature approved a bill Thursday that would criminalize the presence of illegal immigrants in Arizona and provide $160 million to help authorities in the nation's busiest illicit entry point with their immigration crackdown.
Full StoryThe legislation also would set fines for businesses that continue to employ illegal immigrants after receiving warnings, require local police agencies to train officers in enforcing immigration law and deny education benefits to immigrants.
The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair. Full Story In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber - if there were no other casualties - be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?"
Mr Galloway replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified.
The Treasury Department said Thursday that it will no longer collect a 3% federal excise tax on long-distance calls and would refund about $15 billion to taxpayers.
The tax was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-American War. It was designed as a tax on wealthy Americans, back when phone service was considered a luxury. Full Story
AMALLAH — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a surprise ultimatum to his Hamas rivals yesterday: Break the political stalemate imperiling the Palestinian government within 10 days or he'll ask voters to approve a measure that would implicitly recognize Israel. Full Story
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Carter on Wednesday called the Republican president's commitment to immigration reform "quite admirable," saying he agrees with Bush's support of a system that would eventually grant citizenship to some illegals.
When the tall shadow of Mexican President Vicente Fox stepped out of a green Chevy Suburban at G&G Orchards in Naches Heights amid the temperamental afternoon weather, about 200 local immigrants remembered where they came from. Full Text "I feel so emotional because it is my president," said 62-year-old Catalina Fernandez, who moved to Pasco 31 years ago. "To meet him, to see him — it gives me such pleasure."
DURHAM -- A lawyer with the state NAACP said the civil rights organization intends to seek a gag order in the Duke lacrosse case, and a journalist who participated in a forum with him on Wednesday said media coverage of the alleged rape may deprive the alleged victim of her legal rights to a fair trial. Full Story
But which of these two evil men—Vicente Fox or Osama bin Laden— is a greater threat to America?
Everyone knows that bin Laden orchestrated the 9/11 attacks which killed 3,000 innocent Americans.
But how many innocent Americans have been raped, murdered or robbed by illegal aliens since 9/11? Guess: More than 3,000. Full Story
Responding to reports of a drug that can temporarily revive people diagnosed in a permanent vegetative state, the foundation run by the family of Terri Schiavo is calling for a moratorium on removal of care for people in such a condition Full Story
The U.S. Border Patrol increased at a faster rate and apprehended more illegal aliens per year under President Clinton than under President Bush, according to statistics from a new, unpublished congressional research briefing report. Mr. Bush trails his predecessor on a series of measures of border security, says the briefing from the Congressional Research Service to the House Judiciary Committee. Full Story
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
A Tulsa woman has a warning for all women after a creepy encounter in a Tulsa parking lot.
She was loading her groceries into her car at a Tulsa Wal-Mart near 81st and Lewis when she felt something lick her toes. She assumed it was a dog. But when she looked down she saw it was a man who was lying under her car.
Lorrie: "I just pointed my finger at him and said what are you doing? I just kept saying that, then I got really, really angry. I was so angry that he had touched me."
The man ran off. He's described as Hispanic or Indian, about 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.
The woman wants others to know this man is still out there. She doesn't want them to be afraid, just on their guard. BTW i'm 6'1" and blonde
By Michelle Malkin
Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. Anti-Vietnam War veteran John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers cast a long shadow. Read More
WASHINGTON May 24, 2006 (AP)— The FBI's raid on a congressman's office is rippling through Capitol Hill, with majority Republicans in the House complaining to President Bush and predicting a constitutional showdown in the Supreme Court. Read More
By John Stossel
John Sheperson is a hero. When Hurricane Katrina struck, he turned on the news and learned that people in Mississippi had lost electric power. They desperately needed generators. He decided to help them, while helping himself.
He borrowed money, bought 19 generators, rented a U-Haul and drove it 600 miles to Mississippi, where he offered to sell the generators for twice what he paid for them. Eager buyers surrounded his truck. "People were excited," he said.
So did the generators go to hospitals? To nursing homes? Did they save lives? Did Mississippi officials give Sheperson a medal?
Nope. Instead, they locked him up -- and his generators, too. Read More
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 - Sets forth border security and enforcement provisions, including provisions respecting: (1) personnel and asset increases and enhancements; (2) a National Strategy for Border Security; (3) border security initiatives, including biometric data enhancements and a biometric entry-exit system, document integrity, and mandatory detention of aliens apprehended at or between ports of entry; and (4) Central American gangs. Read More Sponsored by Arlen Specter Co Sponsors :Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] Sen Martinez, Mel [FL] Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] Sen McCain, John [AZ]
John Stossel, who co-hosts ABC's popular "20/20" on Friday nights at 10, is arguably the most influential libertarian in the mainstream media. Unfortunately, he's also the MSM's only libertarian journalist – the only one who understands, appreciates and openly pushes the virtues and benefits of free-market economics. Read More
The Church of England on Monday joined in the anti-capitalist zeitgeist with particular enthusiasm. It issued a report called Faithful Cities in which it questioned "our reliance on market-driven capitalism". The report referred to how capitalism "promotes inequality". Read More
The former Marine officer, who gained national fame in the Iran-Contra scandal 20 years ago, was the featured speaker at the annual banquet of the Suwannee River Area Council of the Boy Scouts. He compared the Scouts to the military - saying both institutions have been vilified by critics, but that their rank-and-file members remain steadfast and dedicated. Read More
AMONG THE MANY measures and half-measures that are being proposed to solve the crisis of illegal immigration, there have been some real doozies: a 700-mile wall to keep people out (or in?); a temporary guest-worker program that may end up harming both American and Mexican employees; even a scheme for the largest mass deportation in U.S. history. Read More
“First, the United States must secure its borders,” declared President Bush,This was not the first time the president had delivered tough talk about border security. But, critics point out, it has been just that — talk — he has never delivered on the promised goods: the increased personnel, budget, and infrastructure necessary to actually gain control over our badly broken borders. To convince skeptics that he really means business about border security, the president said that he would be sending “up to 6,000” members of the National Guard to our southern border, while gradually adding 6,000 Border Patrol officers. Read More
On the other hand, there is a fundamentally simple issue called "illegal immigration," an activity with no redeeming value. Some suggest that certain businesses rely on illegal immigrants, who will do the work that Americans won’t do. Yet that work force is already here; no business owner in the Southwest is so desperate for additional workers that he or she embraces the prospect of societal collapse just to maintain this supply. So the issue remains pleasingly simple in the eyes of William of Ockham: ongoing illegal immigration is entirely without value to American citizens. Read More
The brewing controversy in Black Jack, a town of 6,800 in the central state of Missouri, began unfolding earlier this year when Olivia Shelltrack and Fondray Loving were denied an occupancy permit after moving into a four-bedroom house they had purchased. Read More
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- All seven people infected with bird flu in a cluster of Indonesian cases can be linked to other patients, according to disease trackers investigating possible human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus. Read More