An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.
Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a recent Las Vegas fundraiser that he was “hell-bent on getting this done this year,” two people in the room told The Wall Street Journal.
A Boehner spokesman didn’t dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans.
Has Boehner lost his tiny little mind? Sad to say, he is not much of a leader, and he hasn’t done the conservative cause much good.
We already have laws. Try enforcing them!
…To Pander To The Worst
Millionaires Need Your Help!
by Ann Coulter
Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens.The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a “lifelong Republican.” That’s Times-speak for “liberal.”
Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of “Border Patrol and deportations.” (But, apparently, he doesn’t live in fear of admitting he’s violating our immigration laws.)
Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck.
He said his illegal alien employees deserved amnesty because if “we keep them here and not do anything for them once they get old, that’s really extortion.”
As the punch line goes, “What’s this ‘we,’ paleface?”
Taxpayers have been subsidizing Chuck Herrin’s underpayment of his illegal labor force for decades, with skyrocketing taxes to pay for schools, roads, bridges, food stamps, health care and so on. Now Herrin thinks “we” are supposed to support his illegal employees in their old age, too.
Well, it seems we are right, they are wrong…once again. The numbers don’t lie. Facts are a funny thing, you can do your best to make them SOUND different, but what they actually are tells a completely different story. The claim that this administration has done more to remove criminal invaders than previous administration is based on a number. They don’t give you ALL the numbers. Below the fold is DHS’ own document (hit ‘full screen’), but this little chart seriously caught my eye:
Non-detained: The illegal alien in question didn’t commit a serious crime and was released the same day.
Note the word illegal. That is the crime. However, apparently the government doesn’t consider it a crime to invade our home anymore, and releases more than they detain. Also note the part about the illegal not committing a “serious crime”. It doesn’t say the criminal invader didn’t commit a crime, just not a serious one. Well, just what do they call ‘serious’? I guess they don’t consider sneaking in the back door of your home, using your resources, and trashing the place not ‘serious’. I do, but hey…that’s just me!
A rose by any other name, argues Juliet, would smell as sweet. On the other hand, a pile of garbage…rotting in the sun, would still stink to high heaven. What they’re calling immigration reform is no rose!
The majority of our forefathers were immigrants, willing or unwilling. Most of the willing came to make a better lives for themselves and their families. The majority worked hard for a living, many became quite successful, many just made it day to day, but they all had one thing in common…they did not come to suck off the government teat!
I have covered this topic more than enough times, shared the story of my adoptive parents, some of my biological history, and no where was there an illegal in the bunch! I have no problem with people wanting to come to the U.S. who have something to contribute, legally. I have a HUGE problem with people, sneaking over the border, overstaying their visas, and taking what they did not earn from other who have lived the ‘American Dream’. They are NOT entitled to a damn thing. You want to come here, come through the front door, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Learn the language, assimilate to OUR society, and all will be well. Sneak in, demand ‘rights’, force language changes on signs, government documents, etc., and you will be shunned in all possible manners by those who came with their eyes open, not their hands out!
The so called POTUS gave time to illegals, protesting outside the White House, but shuns veterans who fought so he could steal elections, and force socialism down our throats. The priorities of this administration are way more than bassackwards! They are downright criminal! Why didn’t he have the buses lined up to return them to the border? He had NO problem locking out veterans who wanted to see THEIR memorials! A hypocrite, a liar, a….. words fail me. Spawn of Satan is the best I can do right now.
Separating families? No, don’t separate them. Ship the kids with the parents, since they were born here illegally because of the parents criminal activity! I’m not one who is big on the ‘sins of the fathers’, but in this case, I’ll make an exception.
Yes, I’m more than just a little angry. We should ALL be angry! This administration, and a few previous, has allowed the nation to be overrun by criminals from nations all around the world, and turns a blind eye to the injustice that is heaped upon law abiding citizens. Why? Power. Plain and simple. It’s all about the power. The problem is, the power does NOT belong to those in D.C. The power is OURS! Are we going to just hand it over, as we have been doing for the last 40 years? It’s past time to stand up!
Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration
Ken McIntyre – The Foundry
Is immigration reform coming back from the dead?
Over Thanksgiving, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have indicated that the issue —which has meant amnesty, by any other name—is alive on Capitol Hill.
Obama said last week that proponents of amnesty should be “thankful” for Boehner’s stated support for immigration reform and prompted laughter by comparing the complicated issue to a turkey that could be sliced up.
“It’s Thanksgiving. We can carve this bird into multiple pieces,” Obama quipped.
But the metaphor doesn’t really work.
Is anyone else fed up with DC, who we pay to represent us, not listening? Do they really want to destroy the country? Do dems really hate the founding principles of this nation so much they are willing, no…fighting, to destroy them?
I’m totally baffled by the behavior of many in Congress. Obama? I’ve pretty much got his number. But Congress? And Harry Reid is likely the worst of them since he is in such a major position of power, and I hear he USE to be almost rational. Well, that sure changed, didn’t it!
It isn’t bad enough that Obama, his minions, and his media lapdogs keeps pounding how wonderful a horrible program is, ad nauseam. Nope! Now they are back on the amnesty drum beating. Ya know what I’d like to do with THAT drum? Yeah…you’re pretty smart, arn’cha! That’s EXACTLY where that drum would go!
Isn’t it bad enough that we’ve been supporting about half the voting population, through one broke program or another? They actually want to add MORE to the rolls? There are already people who have immigrated, legally, who refuse to learn the language. Since they refuse, some idiot thought it would be a great idea to print everything in multiple languages. And just how much does THAT cost us? We have people who file their taxes, claim children who aren’t even in the country on their returns, and get child tax credits! How much is THAT costing us? Reid says the system works just fine! What isn’t working ‘just fine’ is Harry Reid’s brain!
We can’t afford any more illegals! We can’t support their children, aunts, uncles, brothers, cousins, abruelas…. My grandchildren are getting a crappy “education”, guaranteed to dumb down the population, that already costs way more than what it is worth, and these yahoos want us to pay for even MORE kids coming across the border for a crappy education? Plus their Obamacare?
You people in DC need to get a grip on reality! Obama hasn’t known reality his entire life, so I don’t expect him to understand. Congress critters have had a taste of it, at one time or another, in their lives, so perhaps there is hope for them. Get out of the bubble, also known as the Beltway, and come out here in the REAL world. We have REAL problems like, paying our own bills, dealing with out own issues, and we do NOT want to take on any more of the debt YOU created!
Do you remember that oath you took to protect this nation against enemies, both foreign and domestic? Well, you have become the domestic enemy part, and you want to allow in the foreign enemies? Oh yeah, that makes boatloads of sense. Allowing terrorists to remain, letting even more sneak across. Uh huh. Yep. Brilliant.
I have a simple solution. If you came into this country illegally, go home! We have a process that allows legal immigration. THAT is what needs to be reformed, and could be quite simply. We have enough low skill workers thanks to our public education system. What we need are skilled folks, who have something to contribute. If you immigrate, legally, learn our language. It makes life so much simpler for everyone! There are free classes, and I’ve no doubt there are many people who would gladly donate their time, for free, who will help in your quest.
Obama and Reid are WRONG! But then, they usually are!
From One Obamacare to Another
Cameron Seward – The Foundry
At a time when most Americans want Washington to focus on the economy and the federal budget deficit, the President is attempting to foist another massive Obamacare-style bill on us in the form of the Senate-passed amnesty bill.
The House is considering various bills relating to different aspects of the immigration debate. Even though House leadership has promised not to pass a “comprehensive” immigration bill like the Senate’s, that is not good enough.
Indeed, the President’s close ally, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), already gave the game away when he said recently: “Get us to conference. In a conference, we can negotiate the notion of bringing all those bills together.”
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’!!!
There are actually some folks who believe that Congress being in recess is a bad thing? Uh…ok. They should be doing SOMETHING! Well, no…no they shouldn’t. It is my opinion that Congress, both houses, plus the other two branches have done quite enough, and it is time to start UNdoing a great deal of what they have already done. And I don’t mean just THIS bunch. I’m talking about damn near every Congress since the git go!
Ya see, someone seems to think that our federal government has a lot more power than they were given by the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted long before you or I were even a gleam in our GRANDDADDY’S eye. They, on the contrary, have a lot LESS power than they have been using, mostly for personal gain, and need to be reminded, once again, they do NOT have the right to slap a chit load of meaningless laws on the books ‘just cuz they can’. Well, they can’t, but they have.
So, here we have this ‘immigration’ issue, that is not about immigration at all. Nope. Immigration is when a person decides, “Hey, I’d like to move to the United States of America, become an American citizen, with all the rights, granted by God, and privileges accorded to a legal American citizen!” Then, they begin a process of doing just that, following all the rules and regulations that it takes to become a legal resident, then citizen, of these fine United States. THAT is a quite simplified version of immigration. Obviously, there is a bit more to it, and with our feckless weasels in charge, becoming a legal citizen has become ever more difficult, even though the vast majority of those WANTING to go through the process are just the type of folks we WANT to come and join our happy family.
Now, what they are calling ‘immigration’ is nothing more than giving the ok to criminals to be criminals, but become not criminals with the stroke of a pen. I’m looking for the logic, but can’t find any.
Everybody has a sob story…some are sobbier than others, but the story is still there, true or not. Legal citizens have their own stories too, ones which our feckless Congress refuses to even acknowledge. How many deaths have been caused by criminals invaders? How many children have been raped by criminal invaders? How many tons of life destroying drugs are on the streets right this minute brought in by criminal invaders? How many billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on criminal invaders, to the detriment of legal citizens?
All branches of the government take an oath of office, “to protect and defend” the Constitution. With such criminal inviting bills, they are doing just the opposite. In the Constitution, it states, rather plainly I might add, right there in the Preamble, the WE are the government, and WE “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…“, and WE don’t want THEM using our supreme law of the land to wipe their collective, elitist asses. As a matter of fact, WE are getting pretty damn sick and tired of elected officials forgetting just who they work for, and who pays their salaries.
WE don’t have to promote ‘general welfare’ for criminals. As a matter of fact, we have a whole slew of laws on the books that says we don’t have to, and it would be really nice if Congress would remember this little tidbit. And we talk about ‘welfare’, we do NOT mean a monthly check paid by the taxpayers to ANYONE, legal or not. Folks are provided opportunities, and if they choose not to take advantage of their own God given talents, that is THEIR problem, NOT ours.
So, when you go to your townhall meetings with your Congress critters, House and/or Senate, and they tell you they’ll find tooth and nail to prevent the legalization of MILLIONS of criminals, let them know that if they are talking out of both sides of their mouths, as usual, that actions have consequences, and you won’t forget when it comes time for that election donation they want from you, and your vote can’t be bought with pretty words that mean nothing.
NO AMNESTY! For anyone, from ANY country! And that includes those terrorists that have been sneaking across the border as well! SECURE THE FREAKIN’ BORDER!!! Do your damn job!!!
5 Immigration Questions for Your Congressman
Gerren McHam – The Foundry
During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls with House members while they’re in the districts. Here are five questions to remind them of the wisdom and importance of taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform.
If you want to know my opinion of criminal invaders, all you have to do is ask!
Apparently, Congress isn’t getting the message. They aren’t listening to the people who have allowed them free reign for far too long, believing, as elected officials, they will do their job to the best of their ability. Well, they don’t. Little of what they do these days is in the best interest of the country, or her citizens. LEGAL citizens, and LEGAL residents!
Right on the Senate’s own web site, they have the oath they take when they take office:
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.
“I, (name of Member), 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” (5 U.S.C. §3331).
I don’t know about y’all, but I do believe they have violated their oaths of office. They have NOT faithfully discharged their duties, which includes securing the borders of this nation to keep the people safe from invasion. And we have an invasion alright! Invaders from all nations of the world are coming into our country, illegally, whether through our airports, or our ports, or…as have SO many…across our southern border which is where we have a HUGE problem.
People are dying, and they do nothing to stop it. As a matter of fact, they encourage slaughter by illegally providing weapons to the most evil among us. Yet, no one has been held accountable. Have those we entrusted with the safety of our nation just blown off the criminal activity? Apparently.
If their first concern was the safety of her citizens, they would NOT be allowing all those who have no respect for our laws a free walk. When legal residents, and LEGAL citizens break the law, there are consequences. When Congress allows criminal elements to walk across our borders, they are rewarded? Does no one see the problem here? Do our Senators and Representatives not understand? THEY are breaking the law!!
Decision Time on Immigration
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Today is a pivotal day in the immigration debate: House Republicans are meeting to hash out their path.
Pressure is coming from all sides. The Senate passed the Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive” plan, and three groups on the right are urging the House to act. President Obama is meeting today with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has said the House will not take up the same bill the Senate passed—but there is still a danger in trying to work with the Senate.
If the House simply tries to pass a bill so that it can come together with the Senate in conference—informal or formal—Congress will likely tinker around the edges of the Gang of Eight’s plan and give us the immigration version of Obamacare.
As Heritage experts have explained, Congress can address every major aspect of immigration reform and border security without a comprehensive bill.
The plan on the table has severe flaws—and besides, we can’t even trust that laws will be implemented as they’re supposed to be.
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.
Honestly, I don’t see the point in repeating what I’ve said many times before…Congress is guilty of aiding and abetting criminals! The fact that the majority of them have NO idea what they are voting for, or against, makes it obvious, at least to me, that we have a government that doesn’t give a damn about the people in this country…NATIVE BORN AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Their job is make sure the borders are secure from invaders, and they have failed miserably!
I don’t believe any of them actually write these bills. Oh, I think they throw in a few gimmes for their friends, but the meat is left to some flunky. After that, they make up crap to feed the public, and we’re suppose to believe them. Well, I don’t. I don’t believe a damn word that comes out of ANY of their mouths! I have NO confidence in them to EVER do the RIGHT thing for the nation.
The Senate voted yesterday to advance the Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive” immigration bill.
The big question in Washington: Did they even read the entire thing?
A new version of the bill came out on Friday, giving Senators and the American people just one weekend to look it over. Apparently, the Senate doesn’t feel it needs more time to debate such a sweeping piece of legislation that will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. Now, final passage is expected in a couple of days.
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.”