and good for her
And John Hawkins at Right Wing News absolutely has the goods on him. The money quote is:
So, with that in mind, imagine my chagrin when I saw these comments in the New York Times last night (emphasis mine).
He added: “I believe we have to secure our borders, and I think most Americans agree with that, because it’s a matter of national security. But we must enact comprehensive immigration reform. We must make it a top agenda item if we don’t do it before, and we probably won’t, a little straight talk, as of January 2009.”
Mr. McCain asked others on the panels for suggestions about how to “better mobilize American public opinion” behind the notion of comprehensive immigration reform.
Put very simply: John McCain is a liar. He’s a man without honor, without integrity, who could not have captured the Republican nomination had he run on making comprehensive immigration a top priority of his administration. Quite frankly, this is little different from George Bush, Sr. breaking his “Read my lips, no new taxes pledge,” except that Bush’s father was at least smart enough to wait until he got elected before letting all of his supporters know that he was lying to them.
And he’s going to destroy the Republican Party – which seems to be his whole purpose ever since George W. Bush cleaned his clock in 2000. Its all personal with him.
And he’s a big fat liar.
Have I told you lately that I hate You?
Fourteen House Democrats, including eight committee chairmen, said yesterday that they will file a brief supporting a legal challenge to the Bush administration’s plans to finish building 470 miles of fencing and other barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the year.
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) led the group, which includes the heads of the energy and commerce, transportation, intelligence, education, rules, and veteran affairs panels.
Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club asked the Supreme Court last month to review whether the administration’s decision to waive environmental laws to finish the fence is constitutional. That waiver was approved by the Republican-led Congress in 2005.
Do you believe this is really about environmental issues?
This is an outright and blatant push to overturn the legislative will of the vast majority of the American people – because these twits somehow think that this will get them the illegal immigrant vote. That they think there IS an illegal immigrant vote also says a lot about their push to prevent people from having to provide identification at the polls.
At some point the American people will become fed up with this continual push to use the courts to overturn the express will of the people and their representatives. Fourteen Democrat congressmen can sue and stop the government from fulfilling the wishes of the people? They can tie this issue up in the courts for decades – and what do they care? They don’t live next to the border with people running through their lands, stealing things, defecating on the ground and shooting at anyone who might interfere with them. They live in nice gated communities with walls and alarm systems and peace and quiet.
Personally, I don’t think this is such a bad thing:
It turns out the feds have been monitoring Interstate 5 for nuclear “dirty bombs.” They do it with radiation detectors so sensitive it led to the following incident.
“Vehicle goes by at 70 miles per hour,” Giuliano told the crowd. “Agent is in the median, a good 80 feet away from the traffic. Signal went off and identified an isotope [in the passing car].”
The agent raced after the car, pulling it over not far from the monitoring spot (near the Bow-Edison exit, 18 miles south of Bellingham). The agent questioned the driver, then did a cursory search of the car, Giuliano said.
Did he find a nuke?
“Turned out to be a cat with cancer that had undergone a radiological treatment three days earlier,” Giuliano said.
Actually I’m amazed that the feds are actually doing anything. Of course the weenies at the Seattle “Would invading my privacy in this way allow the feds to find my dope stash?” Times are wetting themselves at the thought that someone might actually be watching our borders for smuggled nuclear material. Of course they then prove the point that monitoring might actually be good by this little nugget at the bottom of the article:
Giuliano says the point really is to catch terrorists. He says it’s true that the odds of catching one here may be “a billion to one. But despite that, we have caught two.” (Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, who tried to sneak in at Blaine in 1997 to blow up the New York subway; and Millennium Bomber Ahmed Ressam, nabbed at Port Angeles in 1999.)
Don’t you just wonder what those two have in common besides trying to sneak into this country to kill people? I wonder what kind of profile they might fit if we were to profile those who wanted to sneak into this country to commit mass murder?
And if they can find a cat who had a cancer treatment three days ago – just why can’t they find whole human beings who are crossing the southern border illegally? The answer is that they could if they wanted to–they just don’t want to find those kind of people.
The Denver Public Schools continue down the path of “diversity” and degrading standards:
More minority and poor students in Denver are being classified as highly gifted under a new system that gives extra credit to children who are economically disadvantaged or nonnative English speakers.
“It’s a much more holistic look at the kid,” said Diana Howard, principal at Polaris at Ebert, the district’s sole elementary school for the highly gifted and talented. “I wanted this system to look at much more than test scores. This is going to have a huge impact.”
All you need to hear is the world holistic. That means its a mush-brained bunch of hippie-dippy crap dreamed up by someone who smoked a lot of dope in the 1970s and wants to implemented the stoned standard for all activities.
Here’s how it used to be done:
Denver is the only district in the metro area that has a program specifically for “highly gifted and talented students.”
To determine who gets into the program, the district previously relied on oral tests that measure a student’s reasoning and IQ.
Here’s the new diverse way of determing that every child is above average:
To make things more equitable, the district now relies on a sum of measures to determine eligibility into the highly gifted program — cognitive tests, annual assessments, reading tests and teacher nominations. Next year, the district will consider artwork and writings.
Also, students get extra points toward entry into the program if English is their second language or if they receive federal meal benefits — a measure of poverty.
Isn’t that special? Can you imagine just how entitled these non-special, non English-speaking, non-gifted students will be once they graduate from this gifted program (assuming that everyone graduates of course – otherwise it might harm the student’s self-esteem)?
The money quote that encapsulates the whole thing:
We want to find the gifts that these children have, not exclude them,” she said.
From Arnold Ahlert at Political Mavens:
Borders. Our borders remain as porous as ever, and the virtual fence is a high-priced, “high tech” disaster. A PC screwing of gargantuan proportions–and the American public knows it. The PC-ers think they can “finesse” this one by browbeating us with name calling (xenophobia, racism, etc.) or appeals to our “reasonableness.”
The war on terror. Only a moron–or someone who can’t see beyond his politically correct nose–could look at all the acts of terror committed before and after 9/11–and come to the conclusion that terrorism is “an exaggerated threat.” PC-ers still think we can “jaw-jaw” with suicidal maniacs who boast that their principle advantage over us is they love death while we love life. What level of atrocity it would take to blow the cobwebs out of these peoples’ brains is anyone’s guess. 3000 people exterminated in an hour-and-a-half wasn’t enough. Their threshold? 56 million people died in WWll, beginning a year after Neville Chamberlain, the historical epitome of political correctness, secured “peace in our time.” Apparently we have a long way to go.
There’s more good stuff – go read it all.
Of course, its happening in the area around the Communist Democratic People’s Republic of San Francisco:
Buoyed by Super Tuesday’s record Latino voter turnout, a San Jose State University student group — made up of both legal and illegal residents — is planning a widespread, grass-roots campaign to register voters, especially those who can speak for them at the polls.
“I don’t need to live in the shadows anymore,” said Ruiz, a 24-year-old San Jose State student whose mother brought him from Mexico on a tourist visa when he was a child.
Live in the shadows? Since when does anybody in California actually have to worry about living in the shadows. Brought here illegally as a child? Not a problem. You can attend a state university (wonder if he’s getting instate tuition rates? not even a bet – I’m sure he is), you can register people to vote, you can give an interview to a local newspaper. No one will even come check on your illegal butt.
It’s unknown how many illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition in California, officials said, because the information isn’t tracked to protect students’ privacy.
Because of their status, the students are not eligible for financial aid, and most must earn tuition — more than $2,000 a semester — on their own.
Ruiz and Cardenas don’t hold their status against their parents, saying their time in the United States has given them opportunities they wouldn’t have had in Mexico.
“You can’t just live in a place and not became a part of it,” Ruiz said. “If I were still in Mexico, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Just another example of Mexico dumping its problems on the US. Otherwise they might have to actually fix their own third-world toilet of a country so they don’t export their own citizens. But little chance of that happening any time soon. All our Presidential candidates just want to either turn their backs or actually beckon them to come.
The slant of this article is sickening:
Times are tough for the 27-year-old illegal immigrant and day laborer
For the most part, Rodriguez says, he’s doing what hundreds of other day laborers are doing these days: Standing around and waiting for jobs in Santa Cruz instead of actually getting them.
The bad times are trickling down to the lowest rung of the work force: the illegal labor pool,
And somewhere in Mexico a wife and a family are having a rougher go at it than usual.
A couple of questions:
1. If its so tough in the US, why not go back home? This article implies that the poor illegal hasn’t had regular work since last summer. How in the wide wide world of sports is he able to live here?
2. If there’s no work at home – why not? Just when did it become America’s issue to deal with unemployed Mexicans?
And most of all this:
“Everybody is going to suffer in a recession — from the top on down,” says Patti Decker, a branch manager with Labor Ready in Soquel, whose number of Spanish-speaking customers, she added, has been on the rise in the last few months, in part due to the poor economy.
Labor Ready is an “employment contractor”. Just why are they able to break the law with impunity and knowingly hire out illegals?
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