John McCain Is A Big Fat Liar

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.

Today’s Common Sense

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.

Galveston Hospital Considers Denying Healthcare to Illegals

“Painful cost-cutting measures included 381 layoffs last year, which shattered morale at the island campus and may have driven off some highly regarded staff and faculty members.”This move hit particularly close to home.

A solution isn’t very clearcut either. I have compassion, but there’s got to be limits at some point. There’s only so much UTMB can do. This problem is bigger than them. Heck…it’s bigger than Texas!

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GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch is considering a policy that would deny cancer care to indigent, undocumented immigrants

Turning away undocumented cancer patients undoubtedly would pull the oldest medical school west of the Mississippi into a fierce contemporary debate about the legality and fairness of treating undocumented immigrants with tax dollars when millions of uninsured legal residents can’t afford health care.
It also will force the institution to face thorny questions about simple compassion and the limits of a physician’s duty to treat the ailing.
“Certainly it’s not a decision we’re taking lightly,” said Karen Sexton, vice president and CEO of hospitals and clinics at the medical branch.
“This is not UTMB’s problem,” Sexton said. “It’s the nation’s problem; we’re trying to do the best we can to help our physicians and others with a decision by making it not so subjective. We’re trying to put up some parameters, but it hurts my heart.”
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Four Percent Success

If this wasn’t a government agency, but instead a private company, all those in charge would be fired immediately. And yet, this is twice the success these clowns had in 2006 so its great news.Pathetic

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The good news is that ICE was twice as effective in 2007 than in the previous year:
Federal agents who track down fugitive illegal immigrants arrested more than 30,000 people nationally in fiscal year 2007, nearly double the previous year, officials said Tuesday. . . .
There were more than 30,408 arrests nationally in fiscal 2007, which ended Sept. 30, compared to 15,462 last year, ICE said.
The bad news is that at least half of the 10.3 million immigrants who have arrived since 2000 are illegal (about 5.6 million). That’s an average of 800,000 illegals per year.
Thus ICE is capturing less than 4 percent of the criminals coming into our country each year.

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Drivers Licenses for legals only…in Mexico

Where is the outcry at the blatant discrimination against illegals? Oh yes, they only care about destroying America.

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Arizona Republic reports: “you must be a legal resident to get a driver’s license” — in Mexico

That’s right, boys and girls. The very “rights” that Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton wanted to bestow upon illegal aliens — the one that Homeland Security Bureaucrat Michael Chertoff shrugged his shoulders on — is illegal in Mexico, the source of probably most illegal aliens in this country.

Chris Hawley of the Arizona Republic’s Mexico City Bureau did some digging. He found that a foreigner must present a valid visa in order to get a driver’s license in any of Mexico’s 31 states.

“When it comes to foreigners, we’re a little more strict here,” said Alejandro Ru�z, director of education at the Mexican Automobile Association.

That’s not so in the United States. Illegal aliens can get driver’s licenses in Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to the National Immigration Law Center.

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Another Reason We Need to Start Enforcing Our Immigration Laws

And you can already hear the excuses – they were just doing the jobs Americans wont do. We shouldn’t actually enforce our laws, it will just make them angry. Social security number verification is racist. Citizenship verification is racist. Everything is racist.

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CHICAGO—Nearly two dozen illegal immigrants were arrested Wednesday, accused of using fake security badges to work in critical areas of O’Hare International Airport, including the tarmac, authorities said.
Much of the investigation centered on the airport security badges issued by the Department of Aviation, said U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald. Agents found that 110 of the 134 badges issued to Ideal Staffing workers did not match the individuals who carried them, he said.
According to affidavits in a complaint against Gurin and Benitez unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, the applications for the 110 bogus badges listed Social Security numbers that either did not exist or belonged to other individuals, some of whom were dead.
One affidavit from a temporary worker who cooperated with authorities said Benitez told him to look through a box containing about 20 airport security badges and to pick one with a picture that resembled his own face.

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Reason Number 1 To Start Enforcing Immigration Laws

From Andres Oppenheimer:

The rapid escalation of U.S. anti-immigration hysteria – fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls – is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Latino intifada with the potential to rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.

If we are not careful, we may see something similar coming from the estimated 13 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, most of them Latino, who are increasingly vilified in the media, forced further into the underground by spineless politicians and not given any chance to legalize their status by a pusillanimous U.S. Congress.

We are creating an underclass of people who won’t leave this country and, realistically, can’t be deported. They and their children are living with no prospect of earning a legal status, no matter how hard they work for it. Many of them will become increasingly frustrated, angry, and some of them eventually may turn violent.

A couple of things I note right off the bat:

1.  There is an absolute and utter refusal to recognize the majority American view that people who came here illegally don’t deserve any “path to citizenship” or amnesty or whatever you want to call it.

2.  Villifying politicians who actually support this majority American view is perfectly fine.

3.  Its Republican’s fault.  Note that Republicans are called out as a party while only “politicans” are blamed for the current inability for illegals to flaunt our laws and just decide to stay here forever.  (just what party is in charge of Congress?  Was there a majority vote in either house for amnesty?)

4.  Threats  of racial violence are justified if a brown-skinned, Spanish-speaking minority is doing the threatening.  However, actually enforcing laws is racist.

And that’s just the first few paragraphs.  I leave it as an exercise for the intelligent to guess at the rest of this racist little polemic.  Children of illegals are citizens, statistics from La Raza (perhaps the most racist Latino group), comparing illegal immigrants to people who get traffic tickets, calling everyone who opposes illegals racists, blah blah blah.

Honestly I didn’t try to review the whole thing here.  I did send this idiot this email:

Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 14:31:49 -0700
Subject: Latino Intifada
I must say that your column points out the desperate need for the United States to secure its borders and to start working to find and expel those who have come here illegally.  If, as you assert, there is a large group of people who have broken our laws to come here and WON’T leave, then we will need to start making them do so.

I believe that stopping the flow of new immigrants and actually enforcing the laws on employment verification will go a long way toward getting a handle on the problem.  Of course, these law breakers will be assisted in every way by people like you who apparently wish to see America overrun and balkanized.  Democrat politicians who think that pandering to illegals by giving them drivers licenses and welfare money will mean that they will get their votes (illegals who vote?  who cares in this view) or at least their vocal support for more tax money to be taken from citizens and given to those who have broken our laws every single day.

I know that your efforts to undermine America and the society that we have worked and shed blood for over the last 200 years is something that you will continue to support.  Also know that there are a lot of people who will oppose you with the same daily energy and effort.  The reason you have to be so shrill is that you don’t have sole ownership of the media microphone any more.  Which means that our views are actually being heard and represent a large part of America.

Yours in eternal opposition.