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Archive for 5 January 2012
Tomorrow, I will be in Wisconsin, spending the weekend with Chris, getting on her last nerve, cuz heaven knows, she hasn’t got but one left. Heh. And it’s MINE! *snicker* Gonna have a female gab fest, see some friends, annoy a Badger, and maybe going shootin’ with silent E? Now THAT would be fun.
So, if I’m not on here much, now, you’ll know why! Ta da!
Obama’s Tyrannical Abuse of Power
Standing behind a podium on a stage just outside Cleveland, President Barack Obama delivered a speech yesterday that will reverberate throughout history. No, its lasting impact will not come because of its soaring rhetoric. Instead, it will make its mark because it was at that moment on a Wednesday afternoon in Ohio that the President announced his plans to act in total and utter disregard of the U.S. Constitution with his illegal appointment of Richard Cordray to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
It’s an astonishingly reckless exercise of executive authority that Heritage’s Todd Gaziano described as a “tyrannical abuse of power.” Never before in the 100-plus years of precedent on the recess appointment power has a President taken such an action while the Senate was still in session. Yet notwithstanding that fact, President Obama yesterday decided that he would be the first.
“It’s very frustrating,” Lorene Turner said.
She has spent hours on Facebook trying to find her granddaughter, Jakadrien.
“Once I get home I am up until 3 or 4 in the morning searching and looking,” Turner said. “It’s all I can think about. Finding my baby.”
Turner has been searching for Jakadrien since the fall of 2010, when she ran away from home. She was 14 years old and distraught over the loss of her grandfather and her parents’ divorce.
Turner searched for months for a clue.
“God just kept leading me,” she said. “I wake up in the middle of the night and do whatever God told me to do, and I found her.”
Turner said with the help of Dallas police, she found her granddaughter in the most unexpected place – Colombia.
Where she had mistakenly been deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in April of 2011.
This girl went missing in 2010, and was deported in 2011. Where was she the rest of that time? Did ICE have her in some detention place? If so, then why the hell didn’t they talk to her? If she doesn’t speak Spanish, that could have been quite easy to discern.
“They didn’t do their work,” Turner said. “How do you deport a teenager and send her to Colombia without a passport, without anything?”
News 8 learned that Jakadrien somehow ended up in Houston, where she was arrested by Houston police for theft. She gave Houston police a fake name. When police in Houston ran that name, it belonged to a 22-year-old illegal immigrant from Columbia, who had warrants for her arrest.
So ICE officials stepped in.
News 8 has learned ICE took the girl’s fingerprints, but somehow didn’t confirm her identity and deported her to Colombia, where the Colombian government gave her a work card and released her.
Excuse me, but does THIS look like a 22 year old?
Nope! Not to me either! I have a great deal of respect for our LEOs, and I realize that the Houston PD and ICE are pretty busy, but this is just plain incompetence, on BOTH sides. If she was arrested for theft, wouldn’t the PD have run her fingerprints? Isn’t that what they usually do to find out if the person has any warrants and such? They can deport an American citizen, who is obviously just a kid, but they can’t find the criminal invaders dealing drugs to our children, and take ‘em down? Pure incompetence! And you and I both know there are a WHOLE lot of ‘em in large metropolitan cities like Houston. Jeeeeeeez!