An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Veterans first fought America’s wars, then they fought the National Park Service over White House-ordered closures of war memorials because of the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Now they’re developing a response to President Obama’s “war” against them: A rally.
The Million Vet March on the Memorials will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. Eastern at the World War II memorial on the National Mall, the location where rangers under orders from the White House tried, unsuccessfully, to prevent vets from visiting in recent days.
The announcement said the group Special Operations Speaks is organizing the rally because the Obama administration “is using the government shutdown as an excuse to keep our veterans from acknowledging the debt owed to them and their predecessors.”
“This is unforgivable. It is also unjustified, as no taxpayer funds are spent by keeping these shrines open. We will open them ourselves, if that’s what it takes,” said the group, founded by former Navy SEAL Larry Bailey.
The behavior of the liar in chief, his lackey dimwits in Congress, and let’s not forget about his lapdogs in the media, has been, to say the least, abhorrent! They’re playing with people’s lives, and not a one of them give a happy crap!
They paid the ultimate price serving their country — but their government can’t spare a cent to cover their funerals.
The stooges on Capitol Hill added insult to tragedy Tuesday when it was revealed that the families of four soldiers and a Marine who were killed in Afghanistan have not received a $100,000 “death gratuity” because of the government shutdown.
The cash is meant to cover interment, flights and other expenses tied to the servicemembers’ ultimate sacrifice. It is usually wired within three days.
So now, these families have to come up with the money that is OWED them by the government to take care of their loved ones transport and internment? Are you FREAKIN’ kidding me? Oh, but Obama has no problem keeping his golf course open! Or paying EXTRA park police to shut down areas that are OWNED by the American people!
He blocks Honor Flight vets from seeing THEIR memorial, but allows damn criminal invaders to have a rally on the NATIONAL Mall, that is verboten to CITIZENS!
Yeah…I’m more than just a little pissed off! I don’t wish ill on anyone, normally, but I pray God will give these pigs their just due!
If you can get to D.C. (I wish I could), stand with our vets! Do not let the dictator win!!
1. lie: an intentionally untrue statement
2. telling of lies: the act of spreading lies
3. something not consistent with fact: something that does not correspond with the known or observable facts
Synonyms: lie, untruth, story, tale, fiction, fib, misrepresentation
Why don’t we just call it what it is…. LIES! Period!
5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House
Jessica Zuckerman & Ken McIntyre – The Foundry
Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting them.
The falsehoods from the White House just keep on coming, and Catholic leaders have called for clergy to preach in support of the Senate-passed immigration overhaul this Sunday.
On the White House blog, Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the Domestic Policy Council, laid out the Obama Administration’s take on the benefits of “commonsense immigration reform.” The blog, complete with “fact sheets” and the reposting of an animated video, made numerous claims about what the Senate-passed immigration bill (S. 744) would do for U.S. citizens and immigrants alike.
Here is how five of the White House’s latest claims stack up against the facts.
Why bother having any laws at all? Hey…if you’re Obama, they don’t count, so why should WE bother obeying them? We’ve had the Chicago ‘thug culture’ in D.C. for nearly 5 years now, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t see anything I learned about our nation in practice anymore. Who cares what damage is being done to the country, to the future generations that have to pay the price of the current criminals in charge. If Obama wants it, he will get it, even if it means destroying everyone in his path to get it, and that includes US…WE, The People.
I thought perhaps we could survive the rest of his term, if Congress had the cajones to put the breaks on his reckless actions. If we had a Congress that had more testosterone, maybe, but since we don’t….. We may never recover from 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama, and that makes me both sad, and extremely angry!
We have three branches of power, written into the U.S. Constitution, with limitations. Sadly, it’s gotten difficult to see the difference in any of them. They have all melded into one huge, over bloated, ‘seat of power’, never intended by our Founders. Career politicians who refuse to give up their power and perks, and get rich off the backs of us poor ‘working stiffs’, shafting us with their dreams of the ultimate ‘utopia’.
Yes…I’m quite angry, and putting into words is quite difficult when such anger is overwhelming. Two thirds of both the House and the Senate could put a stop to these shenanigans, but as I said….no testosterone, and many who actually hate this country, and her CITIZENS, as much as Obama.
He is NOT a king, and we are NOT his subjects! And the sooner people wake up to that fact, the sooner we can stop the damage, and pray we can reverse it, without bloodshed!
(Read The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic)
Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress
Jessica Zuckerman – The Foundry
Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
And guess who is paying for this ‘education’!!!
But ya know what? I don’t give a flying flip!!
I originally wrote him, expressing my displeasure with the Gang of 8′s amnesty bill. You can call it what you want, but that’s what it is. He responded with this:
After thoroughly reviewing the committee-approved immigration bill, I worked to craft an amendment, along with Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), that would secure our nation’s border in a dramatic way.
Last week, we introduced a 114-page amendment that establishes an unprecedented surge of security on our country’s southern border, implements tough interior enforcement to curb de facto amnesty, and helps prevent abuse of federal benefits.
The amendment has drawn support from a number of notable conservative voices in the immigration debate.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared the Hoeven-Corker border security amendment a “victory for Arizona.” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly endorsed the Hoeven-Corker efforts, as did former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
In order to adjust to lawful Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status, unlawful immigrants would be required to pay a fine, pass criminal and national security background checks, and pay taxes for 10 years while receiving no access to federal benefits. Even then, only after ALL FIVE ”triggers” of the Hoeven-Corker amendment have been fully implemented AND at least 10 YEARS have passed can RPIs apply for a green card and be placed at the back of the line. This is not amnesty.
Have you ever tried to reason with a toddler? How about a teenager? Using logic and facts just don’t work! The same is true for Congress. We talk, show them proof, give them facts, remind them repeatedly they work for us, and are in office only at OUR pleasure, and we can fire them in a heartbeat. What is it going to take to get through to them? An armed insurrection?
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, but at the rate D.C. has been ignoring WE, The People, they may end up finding themselves clapped in irons, awaiting trial. This country fought for its independence from a tyrant. Many died for that liberty we hold so dear. So, why is it that we’ve lost the will to battle for our freedom from the tyrants who have replaced King George? And that’s what they are, you know….tyrants. They want what THEY want, for THEIR benefit, and to hell with Joe Blow who is struggling to make ends meet, competing with millions of others whose jobs have vanished. Now, this Congress wants to bring in MILLIONS more, lower our standard of living, AND pay, put an even BIGGER burden on the taxpayer, and for what? Power. Plain and simple.
If they would do the job they were hired to do, follow the rules set out for them in the U.S. Constitution, realize they are limited in their powers, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The Ds know that once all this is shoved down our throats, they are pretty much guaranteed to have total control. The saddest part? There are way too many Rs, following along, lapping up their bullshit, making complete fools of themselves, and seriously PISSING off those who put them in office!
We have said no. We said no to Obamacare, and they shoved that bitter pill down our throats anyway. Now, we are seeing the horrors of that reckless, ill conceived bill that NO ONE bothered to read, but us. We write, we call, we post on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and it doesn’t make a bit of difference. This is another bitter pill that is being fed to us, and the consequences are going to be even more devastating to this country. We might as well just hang it up, start from scratch, and put those RICH fat cats back in the private sector, permanently. Unfortunately, there are too many ignorant people who go into the voting booth, who will cheat lie and steal, to get their freebies…which are not free at all!
We are paying a high price for our complacency. Our children will be paying an even higher one. Giving a free pass to those who break our laws speaks volumes about the character of those in office. Integrity is lost. We no longer have men and women of honor representing us. They MUST be replaced if this nation is to survive.
10 Problems with the Gang of Eight Immigration Bill
Amy Payne & Kelsey Harris
The immigration debate barrels ahead in the Senate this week—and the Gang of Eight wants you to believe it’s a done deal.
The media and many Senators have been trumpeting a new amendment to the bill by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saying it would fix the border security holes in the original legislation. But Heritage experts have explained why the amendment is deeply flawed and “does not even promise a reduction in illegal immigration.”
Video via Daily Caller.
If the GOP is this stupid, it deserves to die
by Ann Coulter
Democrats terrify Hispanics into thinking they’ll be lynched if they vote for Republicans, and then turn around and taunt Republicans for not winning a majority of the Hispanic vote.
This line of attack has real resonance with our stupidest Republicans. (Proposed Republican primary targets: Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio.) Which explains why Republicans are devoting all their energy to slightly increasing their share of the Hispanic vote while alienating everyone else in America.
It must be fun for liberals to manipulate Republicans into focusing on hopeless causes. Why don’t Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners?
Nope! There’s not one man made law I ever have to follow again.
I don’t have to obey the speed limit. I can cheat, lie and steal, if I want. I don’t even have to obey the rules set forth by our founders in the Constitution, although, I’m more inclined to follow those rules in the Bill of Rights, because, well, they ARE God given after all.
Why, you are asking, would I want to be a criminal? Well, why not? Evidently, I wouldn’t really be a criminal. Even criminals aren’t criminals. So, being a non-criminal criminal is the way to go these days. The Senate has said so! Since no one who has invaded our borders has to obey the law, why the hell should I? If I drank, I could drive drunk, kill people, and have no consequences. I could ‘smuggle’ in all sorts of drugs, shoot people in the streets, kidnap and murder, and it wouldn’t matter a bit. The Senate said so!!
I don’t have to respect the laws they’ve made up. Why should I? They don’t, and they are saying it’s ok for people from foreign countries to break any and all the laws, so why shouldn’t I! Criminals can vote, even if they aren’t supposed to. They can even vote 2, 3, or 10 times. Why shouldn’t I?? Why shouldn’t all of us vote multiple times for the candidates of our choice? It’s ok with the DoJ, so why not?
Nope! The Constitution doesn’t mean a damn thing to those we foolishly put into office to uphold it, and to keep our nation safe. Why the hell should we listen to a damn thing they say? Rules and regulations? Pfft! Don’t mean a thing!!
oath – noun
1. a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, etc.: to testify upon oath.
2. a statement or promise strengthened by such an appeal.
3. a formally affirmed statement or promise accepted as an equivalent of an appeal to a deity or to a revered person or thing; affirmation.
4. the form of words in which such a statement or promise is made.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Nope! I don’t have to follow their rules. They took an oath. They broke their word. Their word means shit! And I wouldn’t walk across the street to spit on a one of them if they were on fire! Well, maybe Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or a couple of others. But the rest of ‘em? In a pig’s eye!
Both Houses of Congress, and the administration have violated their oaths of office. Through such violations, WE, The People have a right…no…we have a DUTY to remove them office! To quote P/H: “They are “ruling” without our consent, and hence the federal government is now illegitimate.”
I guess I’ve never kept it a secret how I feel about criminal invaders, aka illegal immigrants, aka undocumented immigrants. I don’t know why they use the word ‘immigrant’, because when you immigrate somewhere, you go through the process of…well…immigrating. What Congress is attempting to do is make us believe this bill is a good thing, and will bring people, who entered our country illegally, out from the shadows, to pay taxes, assimilate, and become productive members of society. What they are REALLY trying to do is grab a huge voter bloc, assuming these criminals, as most criminals do, will vote Democrat.
It’s quite depressing to know that there are a few Rs we had such high hopes for, that have allowed themselves to be led…by the nose…down that Primrose path by deceptive Ds.
So, since it’s already a well known fact I vehemently OPPOSE this sham, I won’t waste my time or energy this morning to reiterate.
Four Words to Watch in the Immigration Debate
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The Senate will begin debate on the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal next week. Here are four words to watch out for as the Senators make their case—and warnings about what they might mean.
“Cost” is one word that should come up in the immigration debate, because the Gang of Eight’s amnesty proposal has a cost that is simply too high for Americans to bear. Heritage analysis found that amnesty would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.
Amnesty means that illegal immigrants become legal—and become eligible for Obamacare benefits, Social Security, welfare, and Medicare. But they won’t pay enough into the system in taxes to cover the cost of all these benefits, meaning the rest of the taxpayers will have to bear the burden. This simply isn’t fair to hard-working Americans.
Despite claims of security—and talk of amending the bill—the Gang of Eight immigration bill doesn’t secure the border. Instead, it “delivers nothing new—other than the promise of spending a lot more money and running up our debt.” As James Carafano, Heritage’s E. W. Richardson Fellow, explains: “Amnesty immediately creates an incentive for illegal border crossings and overstays. Thus, the bill’s strategy would drive up the cost of securing the border.”
Heritage President Jim DeMint has said that it’s a false choice for people to say that amnesty is necessary to immigration reform. Amnesty encourages more illegal immigration, and that is not what immigration reform is supposed to do.
Former Attorney General Ed Meese, Heritage’s Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, reminds us that America has tried this before, and it didn’t work:
Today they call it a “roadmap to citizenship.” Ronald Reagan called it “amnesty.” And he was right. The 1986 reform did not solve our immigration problem—in fact, the population of illegal immigrants has nearly quadrupled since that “comprehensive” bill.
Beware the word “comprehensive.” As Meese notes above, the amnesty of 1986 was also called a “comprehensive” approach to immigration reform. It doesn’t work, and it’s not what we need. We need a separate, step-by-step approach to immigration reform. An approach that works—that the American people can trust—would start with reforming the legal immigration system and enforcing the security measures that are supposed to be in place.
Are the ‘gang of eight’ campaigning for votes? Illegal votes? Cuz honestly, that’s the ONLY reason I can see for making the U.S. of A. a third world country. Oh…wait a minute. If this were a third world country, they wouldn’t be offering up amnesty and “free” gifts. Nope, there would be bodies piling up. Good thing we’re more civilized…for the moment. How about we stay civilized, and enforce the laws we have on the books, eh? NO AMNESTY FOR CRIMINALS! It’s really not that complicated.
The Gang of Eight Immigration Bill, Explained in One Infographic
Kelsey Harris & Rob Bluey – The Foundry
Senators return to Washington next week to debate the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration bill. Heritage President Jim DeMint has said the bill is “unfair, it costs too much, and it’s going to make the problem worse.” We’ve put together an infographic that explains some of the major problems with a “comprehensive” approach to immigration reform. Forward this to a friend to share these concerns.
The “Gang of Eight” is giving us an eight hundred and forty four pages of amnesty, something the country was promised would NEVER happen again. Call it what you will Senator Rubio, it is still amnesty. Oh sure, you tell us that these criminals will be at the back of line, yada yada, pay fines, yada yada, and on and on. The problem is….we already have laws on the books concerning people entering the country illegally, and they are not enforced!
I don’t blame the children who were brought here by parents who had a total disregard for the law. I DO however, blame them for their behavior. Why do they believe they have more ‘rights’ than those who come legally, following the legal procedure for immigrating, waiting YEARS? No, sorry, if you are a child brought here by criminal parents, you too, are an ILLEGAL. By marching in the streets, waving a foreign flag, demanding “rights”, you tell me you don’t want to be an American, so why don’t you go home?
Secure the border, round up the criminals, put them on a bus, and take them back to the border. Watch very carefully, as those go through the narrow gates, to make sure they don’t try to sneak back in. Those who are from countries that need to fly, they pay for their one way ticket home!
And why doesn’t anyone address the FACT that there are TERRORISTS sneaking across that border, along with the drugs? People who want to destroy our country, kill innocents, are being brought by coyotes, for the sole purpose of destruction. Why don’t you tell the truth Janet? Is it because you WANT them here? Constantly stating the border is more secure than it’s ever been is nothing more than political lies.
No, we aren’t more secure. Drug cartels are taking over complete neighborhoods, in OUR cities. People are being murdered, and you sit back, in your ivory tower, and lie, over and over, to the LEGAL citizens.
Enforce the damn laws already on the books. It’s amazing how much safer the nation would be, not to mention the FINANCIAL SAVINGS.
The Senate’s Flawed Immigration Plan
Jim DeMint – The Foundry
Since the birth of our nation, the United States has recognized the vital role of lawful immigration, as it brings important economic and cultural benefits. We have always been, and will continue to be, a nation of immigrants.
We are also a nation of laws. The “Gang of Eight” bill introduced in the U.S. Senate violates the very rule of law principle that creates opportunity for immigrants and makes America a beacon of hope for the world. Giving legal residency to the 11 million people who came here illegally has one definition: amnesty. Amnesty rewards unlawful behavior and diminishes opportunity and prosperity for lawful immigrants and all Americans.
The Senate bill imposes significant costs on taxpayers. At a time of trillion-dollar deficits and $17 trillion in debt, the cost of implementing amnesty and the strain it will add to already fragile entitlement and welfare programs should be of serious concern for everyone.
Here we go again. On April 10, thousands of illegal immigrants and their lobbyists will gather on the National Mall to support an immigration reform bill that the Senate is expected to introduce this month.
Every time Congress debates immigration, large crowds gather in various major cities nationwide. Through their sheer numbers, they hope to persuade legislators that they deserve to live legally in the United States.
Well, there ya go! All gathered together, so no need to send out anyone to round ‘em up! They’ll be right there, ready to load on the buses, and either sent to jail, to await their home countries to buy their plane ticket home, or taken back to the border.
NO! You do NOT deserve legal status. You broke into our country, ILLEGALLY, and expect people to pat you on the head? YOU are a FREAKIN’ CRIMINAL! PERIOD! If you break into my house, I shoot you. Why should you expect any better treatment when you break into OUR home, aka nation? You’re damn lucky I don’t live on the border. There might be a lot of coyote bait laying around.
How DARE YOU!!! You committed a crime! And expect to be rewarded? As with ALL criminals, you should get your JUST reward, and PAY for your crime! You ARE a criminal! We do NOT owe you DICK!!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified to Congress last month that the border “has never been stronger.” What she doesn’t say is that the department no longer measures illegal immigrants who get away — only those it catches.
“For two years, Secretary Napolitano has claimed our southern border is secure without having any metrics in place to make that determination,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Fox News on Monday. “Such statements demonstrate her lack of leadership and unwillingness to solve the problem.”
The Department of Homeland Security is about the most useless bureaucracy in the federal government. The homeland is NOT secure! We are being invaded on a daily basis, and that dumb broad flaps her gums, spouting lies about just how well her department works in keeping us safe. Pfft! Between DHS and the DoJ, the criminals are now running the show!
In response, the Department of Homeland Security argues staffing levels are at an all-time high, while Border Patrol apprehensions remain at historic lows, a downward trend it claims “reflect fewer individuals crossing the border.” Apprehensions are down 79 percent since 2000, and 50 percent since 2008.
I’ve no doubt the numbers are down because of the catch and release, or just don’t catch at all! Like I said….totally useless!
But those numbers alone mean little and one congressional aide called them a sticking point in immigration reform negotiations. “It’s like the juggler who tells you he can juggle three balls, but fails to tell you he dropped five. Apprehensions alone are meaningless. It could mean fewer people are crossing or you’re just missing a larger share of those who do cross. We don’t know.”
Apparently, it’s a requirement of anyone working for this administration to play fast and loose with numbers. Math obviously isn’t their strong suit.
Exactly what defines a “secure border” is critical as Republicans and Democrats inch closer to an immigration overhaul. Some lawmakers insist on border security first, as a pre-condition for any form of amnesty or legalization. The problem is, the Department of Homeland Security has no reliable or accepted metric to measure border security. That presents a problem for lawmakers who do not accept the administration’s claim the border is safe and secure.
Janet Napolitano is about the most incompetent person in this administration, and that’s saying something. The majority are incompetent, including the POTUS!
“There are areas of the border that have never been worse and never been more dangerous,” said Arizona rancher Dan Bell. “Every time someone mentions immigration reform we see a spike. We see more people coming through. And that is the case now.”
but yet, the claims that the border is secure keep being spewed!
“The canyons, the valleys, the mountains of Santa Cruz County, that is where the activity is now,” admits Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. “The activity has shifted from urban to rural areas.”
But in his next statement referring to Nogales:
“In my 45 years in law enforcement I have never seen it more secure than it is now,” Estrada said.
Yeah…because there is a major presence of Border Patrol agents, and vehicles. However….
But outside of the city, ranchers and agents tell a different story. Smugglers are mobile. Their routes are fluid and change every hour, relative to border patrol units, cameras and towers.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to increase the number of agents in the rural areas? And how about that fence? Add to it a few gun turrets…every 20 yards or so! The Constitution states quite plainly that it is the job of the federal government to keep the citizens safe. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had been doing their job? How many citizens would still be alive if they had?