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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Federal funds to fight illegal immigration being used to protect illegal immigrants

U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala) and David Vitter (R-La.) sent the below letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting him to identify states receiving federal funds for fighting illegal immigration and passing these funds onto cities that provide a safe haven for illegal immigrants.

In short, federal funds to be used in fighting against illegal immigration are being given to cities, more commonly known as Sanctuary cities, that are protecting illegal immigrants and possibly terrorists.....

The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20530

Dear Mr. Attorney General,

While you have filed suit against the state of Arizona for fighting illegal immigration, it has been brought to our attention that valuable state and local law enforcement dollars used to fight illegal immigration are wastefully being distributed to cities that encourage and provide safe harbor for illegal aliens.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) administers the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), which provides federal payments to states and localities that incurred correctional officer costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens.

This program is essentially providing room and board for illegal aliens and potential terrorists in Sanctuary Cities. Localities who hypocritically request SCAAP funding are providing sanctuary and safe havens for criminal aliens. Sanctuary Cities bar law enforcement from doing their job of asking the people they come into contact with about their immigration status, thus mandating an evasion of their legal responsibilities to share immigration information with federal authorities. The results are safe havens for illegal aliens and potential terrorists where essentially the
rule of law does not apply in these cities.

The Department of Justice should not be providing law enforcement dollars to cities that provide safe haven to criminal aliens and potential terrorists, as these tax dollars could be used more wisely and efficiently in cities that are legitimately fighting the battle against illegal immigration.

We understand that DOJ does not support SCAAP, as it has not been officially requested by DOJ in the past seven budget requests. SCAAP was airdropped into DOJ’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget request for $330 million by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as seen in the official budget pass-back from OMB to DOJ. Since 2000, five states have disproportionately received $2.2 billion of the $2.8 billion (77 percent) in funding this program has received, with some of these states having Sanctuary Cities.

We request that DOJ and the Inspector General immediately identify cities that have sanctuary policies, show sincerity in the fight against illegal immigration, and immediately re-evaluate the process and formula through which SCAAP is administered. The reauthorization of SCAAP is currently pending before Congress so we would appreciate your expedited response so we may better assist you and the Department of Justice in addressing this matter.


Richard Shelby & David Vitter

GAO Discovers Cost of Each DOE-Created ‘Stimulus’ Job: $194,213

It sounds as if the Department of Energy is using the same math the Administration used for predicting "other" jobs they supposedly created with stimulus funds and the same math President Obama used to figure out we have 57 States (48+2= 57).

From Rep Joe Barton -- (picture added)

A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday shows that the Department of Energy has spent more than $1.9 billion in so-called stimulus funds to create 10,018 jobs through May, an average of $194,213 spent per full-time job created.

“It looks like the Department of Energy got in over its head when it was handed $6 billion in stimulus money to create jobs by accelerating environmental cleanup work. This report says that DOE managed its timetables well enough, but it also indicates that so far, the jobs that DOE created cost $194,213 each,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis/Arlington, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “It’s hard to believe that the Energy Department isn’t creating a lesson in how to waste a lot of money in a hurry, with taxpayers joining the jobless as the latest victims of the recession. Americans need dramatically better thinking from the department’s leaders so the rest of their stimulus funding is more effectively used, too.”

DOE also reports it created 10,018 jobs through May of this year. However, the department has also used a more unorthodox methodology to inflate job creation in some of its reports, a methodology the GAO says may mislead the public. For example, using the method GAO was critical of, the agency reports roughly 20,000 jobs created through May of this year, counting the number of “lives touched” in some documents. More....

For a copy of the GAO report click here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

AFP "November is Coming" Bus Tour comes to N/E Ohio

Americans for Prosperity’s ‘November Is Coming’ Bus Tour Stops Put Pressure on Congress Members John Boccieri and Betty Sutton

-Bus Tour Stops will equip citizens to educate others about big government spending records, August 2 and 3–

CLEVELAND – Americans for Prosperity will bring its November Is Coming Bus Tour to Northeast Ohio on August 2nd and 3rd to urge citizens to hold Congress members John Boccieri and Betty Sutton accountable if they continue to support big government policies that are bankrupting America.

“Boccieri and Sutton have joined with Nancy Pelosi in ushering in a new era of bigger government, endless bailouts, a permanently broken federal budget and government control over our decisions,” said Rebecca Heimlich, Ohio State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Folks need to send a clear message to Boccieri and Sutton that struggling taxpayers can’t afford any more bad decisions from Congress.”

Concerned Ohio citizens will be asked to sign petitions to Congress members Boccieri and Sutton, urging them to vote against big government legislation or be voted against in November.

More than 371,000 Americans have signed AFP’s November Is Coming petition at
www.NovemberIsComing.com telling their elected officials that “If you vote Yes to big government programs or any other freedom-killing legislation, I will vote NO on you in the next election.” The petition goes on to say that the citizen signing the petition will vote against the elected official:
“If you fail to support efforts to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with real reform that puts patients first; vote yes to cap-and-trade energy taxes or fail to stop any related EPA regulation; vote yes to any more bailouts; or fail to stop any attempts to regulate the Internet.”
Activists will be encouraged to go door-to-door and do at-home phone banking as part of a citizen education effort to let people know where Congress members Boccieri and Sutton stand on the issues and to encourage them to contact Boccieri and Sutton to tell them to stop the out-of-control spending and big government policies.

“The public needs to know about Congressman Boccieri’s and Congresswoman Sutton’s past support for endless bailouts, a shameful government takeover of health care, and a cap-and-tax scheme designed to regulate our lives and limit our freedoms. Their constituents can make a difference by letting Congress member know they have had enough of these reckless policies.”

These events are free and open to the public.

What: November Is Coming bus tour stop - North Canton
When: Monday, August 2, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Fitzpatrick Pavilion, Price Park, 1000 W. Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720

What: November Is Coming bus tour stop - Akron
When: Monday, August 2, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Liberty Harley-Davidson, 32 East Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, Ohio 44310

What: November Is Coming bus tour stop - Medina
When: Tuesday, August 3, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Public Square, Medina, OH 44256 (corner of Court St. and Washington St.)

What: November Is Coming bus tour stop - Greater Cleveland Area
When: Tuesday, August 3, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Pavilion B, 38975 Detroit Road, Avon, OH, 44011

Americans for Prosperity’s November Is Coming bus tour will also stop in Cincinnati, the Greater Columbus Area, Chillicothe and Zanesville in Ohio, and will travel through Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nebraska town may suspend voter-passed immigration crackdown over costs

From the PD --
Faced with expensive legal challenges, officials in the eastern Nebraska town of Fremont are considering suspending a voter-approved ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants until the lawsuits are resolved.

The City Council narrowly rejected the ban in 2008, prompting supporters to gather enough signatures for the ballot measure. The ordinance, which was approved by voters last month, has divided the community. Supporters say it was necessary to make up for what they see as lax federal law enforcement and opponents argue that it could fuel discrimination.

But the council's president, Scott Getzschman, insisted the elected body was concerned about money, not about any lack of support for the ordinance. The City Council is scheduled to vote on suspending the ban on Tuesday night, a day before the city goes to court over the measure.

The city faces lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund. City officials have estimated that Fremont's costs of implementing the ordinance -- including legal fees, employee overtime and improved computer software -- would average $1 million a year. More....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DISCLOSE ACT is Down But Not Out in Senate

Unable to reach 60 votes for cloture today Harry Reid called off the vote on the McCarthyite legislation of HR 5175 , the DISCLOSE Act.

Senators Snowe, Collins and Brown have all said they will not vote for the legislation and I even heard late today that Senator Feinstein said she would vote for cloture but not for the legislation.

From Fox --

Moderate Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, just told reporters she will not support proceeding with debate on a campaign finance bill, known as the DISCLOSE Act, a move that signals the end of the road for this legislation for now.

Complaining that there have been “no hearings, no vetting, no attempt to bring people together,” Snowe touted her own past work on the issue and added, “I know the new routine on legislation these days is to ram and jam…but it really does take time…It really does require building a consensus.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, a gun control advocate, said she will support Democratic leaders’ effort to start debate on the legislation, but spokesman Gil Duran says the senator will not support the bill on final passage. And Feinstein told reporters moments ago that if today’s vote were one to shut off debate and move to final passage, she, too, would be a ‘no’ vote.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, the bill’s lead sponsor, had to keep in a House-passed exclusion from disclosure requirements for large membership groups like the NRA, in order to secure enough votes for passage. Feinstein opposes this carve out....

We all know this means we must remain vigilant and keep the pressure up and make sure no GOP and a few of the Democrats do not MAKE A DEAL, to get this passed!

Pat yourselves on the back now and scream hurray! But we remain alert & ready to burn up the phones, emails & faxes again! We will not be silenced!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Prolonged Detention -- Obama's Newly Made Up Presidential Power

This is very alarming!

Harry Reid and the Democrats' New McCarthyism -

We just got this in from our National Coordinator Team.... please make these call immediately!

The Democrats are running scared, fearful of the impact grassroots activists will have in November. With the DISCLOSE Act, which will go into effect almost immediately, in time for the November elections, they will be able to effectively and legally shut us down. The effort to silence us before the elections is tantamount to a witch hunt. Read this email carefully for more information about this bill and then please make some phone calls NOW and tell them to VOTE NO!!

From our friends at Freedom Action about this speech violating bill:

Even if somehow the speech restrictions in this bill were constitutional, their uneven application would be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection under the law. Even the left-leaning Sierra Club has labeled the DISCLOSE Act a two-tiered system that is "unfair and undemocratic" and that smaller grass-roots organizations would be disadvantaged because they lack the resources to cope with "the additional disclosure burdens." The unions and the big non-profit groups get to keep their free speech given to them in the January Supreme Court decision, but the corporations and small non-profits lose theirs under DISCLOSE.

Also, President Obama and some Democrats are dishonestly stating that the Court's decision would "open the floodgates for special interest, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections." However, current federal law and Federal Election Commission regulations already ban foreign corporations from participating directly or indirectly in American elections. (see 2 U.S.C. § 441e and 2 U.S.C. 437g).


Exampleville, Ohio has two people running for U.S. Congress-Mr. A and Mr. B-in what promises to be a close race. Exampleville's local Tea Party believes in Mr. B. The Tea Party wants to run ads highlighting Mr. B's stance on cap and trade, federal spending, increased taxation, etc, but they don't have enough money to fulfill the new highly complex reporting requirements from DISCLOSE. And DISCLOSE would force them to list their top donors, even if they are not necessarily the specific donors to the ads, in their ads. Besides, the disclaimers required could take up to 14 of a 30 second ad. The Tea Party gives up trying to run ads to support Mr. B..

In contrast, Mr. A has some well-funded unions who want to see Exampleville's factories unionized, so the unions run ads against Mr. B and ads for Mr. A. Also, the Sierra Club and the ACLU (groups actually opposed to DISCLOSE) want Mr. A to support their issues, so they also run ads for Mr. A. None of these ads are subject to DISCLOSE's requirements.

Guess who wins?

(For those interested, here's a good link with information on the actual language and problems with the DISCLOSE bill, click here.) The DISCLOSE Act exempts unions and very large special interest groups!! And the little guy is left without a voice.

Senators to call:

Scott Brown (R-MA) http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-4543, (F) (202) 228-2646
(CTPP Note -- Brown's office just stated he is voting no -- but please call anyway)

Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-5344, Toll free (800) 432-1599, (F) (202) 224-1946

Susan Collins (R-ME)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-2523, (F) (202) 224-2693

Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-6551, (F) (202) 228-0012

Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Washington DC: (T) (202) 224-5623, (F) (202) 228-1377

Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Washintong DC: (T) (202) 224-2043, (F) (202) 224-7776

You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Rob Gaudet, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, and Dawn Wildman

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Justice Department Partying on your Dime!

Absolutely unbelievable! No wonder President Obama says he & his Administration never rest -- they're partying on our dime like they've never partied before!

From Senator Coburn's Office --
Dr. Coburn has released a new oversight report “Party at the DOJ” that describes how DOJ is wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on recreational activities that are undermining DOJ’s core mission to enforce the law, prevent crime and administer justice.

Dr. Coburn writes in the report:

With our nation facing the heightened threats of domestic terrorism and unprecedented debt and financial challenges, taxpayers should be shocked to learn DOJ crime prevention grant programs are paying for parties and rollercoaster rides for children rather than focusing on investigating crimes, locating and prosecuting terrorists, and administering justice.

This report, “Party at the DOJ,” examines a number of recent recreational activities funded by DOJ and a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) review that found DOJ does not track the amount spent on recreational activities or the outcomes associated with those activities. The report also makes recommendations to help DOJ better adhere to its mission and protect taxpayers’ funds from misuse.

Craft-making, bowling, and trips to water parks were among the activities GAO identified as being paid for by DOJ. The Department’s own manual for grantees even recommends spending federal crime prevention funds on parties and trips. A review of recent activities sponsored by DOJ grantees identified luaus, a Mardi Gras party, block parties, a film festival, a carnival, skateboarding, dancing, fashion shows, and even a doughnut eating contest as among the recreational activities made possible with federal crime prevention funding.

While many of these may be fun or even educational, there is little data to demonstrate how these types of initiatives advance the mission of DOJ, which is “to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.”

Click here to read the full report.

Golden RINO Award

Once again the curious conservative from Ohio, Senator George Voinovich, turns a deaf ear on the voice of American citizens when it comes to Illegal Immigration.

For these antics, for siding with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and for refusing to uphold the Constitution regarding the State of Arizona's Sovereign Rights, we hereby bestow upon Senator Voinovich the newly commissioned Cleveland Tea Party Patriots -- "Golden RINO Award"

With a well polished horn, Senator RINOvich, being one of two Republican Senators, voted in support of allowing the use of federal dollars to pay for the Justice Dept's lawsuit against Arizona being allowed to protect their borders....

The Senate voted against Arizona's right to enforce immigration laws, 55-to-43, by allowing Justice Department funds to be used in the lawsuit against the state. The vote prevented a floor vote on Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) amendment to the unemployment extension bill making its way through Congress. The amendment would have blocked funding to the Justice Department from being used in its lawsuit against Arizona.

Five Democrats crossed party lines and voted with Republicans and showed their support for Arizona's latest effort to deal with the its large illegal alien population. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and John Tester (D-Mont.) voted in support of Arizona.

Republican Senators George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) voted with the Democratic majority and against Arizona. (Right Side News)

Congratulations Senator RINOvich -- we are looking forward to your retirement... it won't come soon enough!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gene Simmons USO Military Tribute

Gene Simmons from the Greatest Band in the Land -- KISS -- rocks out with our troops...

Friday, July 23, 2010

President Obama Misleads Public on Major Energy & Environmental Issues

Well now here's a real shocker... The Administration has been misleading the public to push their agenda!

From National Center for Policy Analysis --
It is no surprise that a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the Obama Administration's deepwater drilling moratorium, since the scientist cited in support of the moratorium actually rejected the policy, according to NCPA Senior Fellow, H. Sterling Burnett.

"The Obama Administration claimed that the moratorium followed the findings of a scientific advisory panel," Burnett said. "However, it was revealed that a majority of the panel members had recommended against the moratorium, arguing that the potential harms from a moratorium outweighed the risks of continued drilling."

"President Obama has strayed far from his promises made both as a Presidential candidate and as president, especially in the area of energy and environmental policy," Burnett continued. "The president claimed that his actions would be transparent and follow the science, yet on issue after issue, he has ignored the science and flouted the law."

For President Obama, the law presents no limit to his authority, Burnett noted. Three recent actions by the administration highlight this tendency to place Presidential authority above the law. First, the Obama Administration had the department of energy discontinue the plans to build the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Second, the administration unilaterally placed a moratorium on new offshore oil exploration and production. And third, the EPA withdrew its approval of Texas' clean air flexible permitting system.

"In each of the three cases, the Obama Administration claimed to be following the science and acting to protect the environment, yet nothing could be further from the truth," Burnett said. "Fortunately, a backlash has begun with the courts, administrative panels, as well as state governments challenging the Obama Administrations legally and scientifically questionable actions."

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seems to understand the profound harm an offshore drilling moratorium would impose to the economy when they rejected the moratorium, Burnett said. In addition, a regulatory panel ruled that the administration violated the law when it withdrew the Yucca Mountain permit without legislative approval.

"Two wrongs don't make a right, and since there is no evidence that offshore operators routinely make the same errors in judgment, the rig workers, the workers in ancillary fields and the public as a whole should not be faced with collective punishment in order to satisfy the anti-energy appetites of environmentalists and their allies in the administration."

Lacking votes on Energy Bill Democrats take a step back

Our sources tell us the Harry Reid is behind closed doors writing his own version of an energy bill and will force to have it passed before they go on August recess. There is a possibility he will be coming out with it this Monday.

Stay tuned -- if he does we will be all over it!

From the Washington Post --
Conceding that they can't find enough votes for the legislation, Senate Democrats on Thursday abandoned efforts to put together a comprehensive energy bill that would seek to curb greenhouse gas emissions, delivering a potentially fatal blow to a proposal the party has long touted and President Obama campaigned on.

Instead, Democrats will push for a more limited measure that would seek to increase liability costs that oil companies would pay following spills such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico. It also would create additional incentives for the development of natural gas vehicles and would provide rebates for products that reduce home energy use. Senate Democrats said they expected to find GOP support for the bill and pass it in the next two weeks.

Democrats have not ruled out pushing for a more extensive measure when Congress returns from its August recess or in the session after the November midterm elections, although it's not clear that any of the Democrats or Republicans who now oppose a more expansive measure would change their minds. Republicans have long argued that the bill, by seeking to limit emissions, would lead to higher energy costs,
a view that some conservative Democrats have also taken.

The decision to abandon the proposal was another concession to the difficult political environment that party leaders face, as many rank-and-file congressional Democrats are wary of casting any votes that could be used in Republican attacks. More...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes Fee Waiver on Immigration Benefits

From the USCIS --
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed for the first time a standardized fee waiver form in an effort to provide relief for financially disadvantaged individuals seeking immigration benefits. USCIS has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the proposed form – Form I-912, Request for Individual Fee Waiver.

The proposed fee waiver form is the product of extensive collaboration with the public. In meetings with stakeholders, USCIS heard concerns that the absence of a standardized fee waiver form led to confusion about the criteria that had to be met as well as the adjudication standards. USCIS worked with stakeholders in developing the fee waiver form that is now posted for comment.

“Our goal is to bring clarity and consistency to our processes,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “We are doing so now in the critical area of providing the financially disadvantaged with access to immigration benefits.”

Mayorkas further stated that the method by which the proposed fee waiver form was devised – through extensive collaboration with the public – will be a hallmark of his approach to improving agency processes.

Currently, applicants requesting a fee waiver must do so by submitting an affidavit or unsworn declaration requesting a fee waiver and stating the reasons why he/she is unable to pay the filing fee. The new proposed fee waiver form is designed to verify that an applicant for an immigration benefit is unable to pay the fee for the benefit sought. The proposed form provides clear criteria and an efficient way to collect and process the information. The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed fee waiver form at www.regulations.gov. The comment period closed on September 13, 2010.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit www.uscis.gov.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Who is their Leader & Why should we Care about CAIR?

The other day we posted on how the anti-American group, the Council for Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR) has come out in support of the NAACP Resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as racist.

We now want to give you a little more information on this group and who their leader is.

CAIR was named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, which resulted in guilty verdicts on all 108 counts against the defendants. During the trial, FBI Agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a front for HAMAS. As a result of the substantial evidence presented during the trial tying CAIR to the international Islamic terrorist network, the FBI recently cut its ties to CAIR, as has the Columbus Police Department and Police Academy. (H/T COAT)

(Side Note: The American Criminal Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently issued a sympathetic report claiming CAIR was smeared in the Holy Land case. Here is a link to the report.

You can click here for a 2006 video montage & click here for a bibliography highlighting CAIR's activities and why every American citizen should be very concerned about them. As you read the articles and/or watch the video, please keep in mind that the NAACP feels there is nothing wrong with CAIR, but with the Tea Party movement. We would ask you draw your own conclusion about CAIR.

CAIR has a long history of not only supporting terrorist groups but of being blatantly anti-American. After the Fort Hood attacks a fire brand cleric associated with CAIR, Zaid Shakir, not only applauded the attacks on our soldiers, but called for attacks on Fort Bragg...

A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR's inner workings.

Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.

"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else." (WND)
Shakir has also stated that, "if there is a benefit, civilians are a legitimate target."

Before we go on to who is the current leader of CAIR we would like to note the NAACP has sat silent on CAIR calling for attacks on U.S. military bases & killing of U.S. citizens but felt compelled to condemn the whole Tea Party movement as racist over a small handful of tasteless signs.

And who is the lead man at CAIR? Buckle up & hold your Gadsden Flags tight my fellow Tea Party & 9.12 Sparky's -- it is a State Senator from North Carolina! Yes, you read that right -- a State Senator from North Carolina! And yes, that would be the same North Carolina where Fort Bragg is located.

The current Chairman for CAIR is NC State Senator Larry Fisher. Fisher is also chairman of the Transportation Committee, vice-chairman of the Finance Committee and was a former NC House member.

After serving on Cair's national board for three years and being elected the new Chairman in March 2009, Fisher offered up this completely ridiculous propaganda piece....

“CAIR exists to uphold the right to liberty that Americans are guaranteed under the Constitution. We will challenge any attempts to erode constitutionally-protected liberties. We will also continue to work to ensure that American Muslims play a positive and productive role in our society.

“In carrying out our mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding, we honor and will continue to learn from groups who have faced similar challenges, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans and many others.

“CAIR embraces the cultural and religious pluralism that is a hallmark of America and repudiates any misuse of Islam to falsely justify violence or intolerance. “We look forward to partnering with the Obama administration to help defend civil liberties and to project to the world the best of our nation’s universal, constitutional and pluralistic values of freedom and justice.” (Muslim Media Network)

That CAIR repudiates any misuse of Islam for justifying violence and is working for pluralistic values of freedom and justice is not propaganda -- but a flat out LIE!

Can it get more disturbing? You betcha!

Fisher appears to be accurate in stating that CAIR will be partnering with the Obama Administration. Earlier this year, after the FBI has severed all ties with CAIR, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at an event sponsored by a group affiliated with CAIR.

Given Fisher's long time ties with CAIR and his unabated support for this extremist Muslim group, the FBI severing ties with them over extremist behavior and, federal prosecutors having confirmed these suspicions as true -- one must ask and demand answers to the following questions....
  • "How can a sitting State Senator legally & morally be the Chairman of a group that espouses attacks on U.S. bases, soldiers and our citizens as justifiable 'jihad'?"

  • "How can & why would, the 'Top Cop' of the United States, AG Holder, speak at CAIR sponsored events and continue having a friendly relationship with a group that espouses attacks on U.S. bases, soldiers and our citizens as justifiable 'jihad'?"

  • "How can the NAACP, using any sound judgement, associate with this type of anti-American group?"
I believe Jeff Foxworthy said it best.... "Here's yer sign!"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

NAACP, CAIR & the Tea Parties

Over the past week many of us have heard or read about how the NAACP has passed a resolution to be adopted as policy by their Board of Directors in October. The basis of this resolution stems from the alleged actions of a few, a small handful of signs at rallies and what they, the NAACP, perceive as a racist element within the Tea Party movement as a whole.

I believe to date the NAACP has refused to release the entire context of the Resolution, but in part here is a statement from their website....
Missouri Representative Emmanuel Cleaver was spat on during the incident, and so it was particularly appropriate that the resolution was passed as NAACP delegates gathered in Kansas City for our 101st Annual Convention.

The proposed resolution had generated controversy on conservative blogs, where in some cases the language has been misconstrued to imply that the NAACP was condemning the entire Tea Party movement itself as racist. (NAACP)
While the above statement may claim the NAACP is not trying to paint the Tea Party movement itself as racist with a broad brush stroke over the actions of a few -- their intent is clear and the hypocrisy abounds.

The Tea Party Patriots have denounced any racist elements in the Tea Party and is one of the reasons the TPP disassociated itself from the Tea Party Express and their leader Mark Williams early last year.

That being said, we would respectfully request the NAACP to renounce the racist elements from within their own group and groups they associate with. To date, they have refused to do so....
When Kenneth Gladney, a black conservative activist was brutally beaten by SEIU thugs at a protest outside of Rep. Russ Carnahan’s (D-Mo.) office, the NAACP and the liberal left refused to intervene. To the contrary, at an NAACP press conference in St. Louis in May, Gladney was referred to as a “Negro,” an “Uncle Tom,” and someone not worthy of the protection of the NAACP, because he’s working for the “other side.”

The NAACP has defended the thugs who beat Gladney. At the press conference, money was raised for the defense of the “brothers.” (Politico)
With this, we would request the NAACP issue an apology for their racist comments directed at to Mr. Gladney and furthermore, publicly denounce and pass a resolution against the SEIU for executing this thug-like violence against a person exercising his right to free speech.

In addition, we would also request the NAACP to publicly denounce and pass a resolution against the admitted club-wielding Black Panthers using a concerted campaign of intimidation tactics at voting booths and their claims that "white" babies need to be killed. The NAACP should need no reminder of the Civil Rights battles waged against these very type of intimidation tactics used against a person's right to vote. To date, the NAACP has refused to condemn the aforementioned actions and statements of the Black Panthers group.

Even more alarming than the NAACP's silence on the above incidents, is the fact that the NAACP has aligned itself with the Council for Islamic Arab Relations (CAIR). CAIR has recently come out in support of the NAACP resolution against the Tea Party movement with the following statement....

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) echoed concerns by delegates at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that the Tea Party has failed to repudiate elements within the movement who use racist or bigoted language.

"If the Tea Party wishes to be taken seriously by mainstream Americans, it must repudiate all those who express or promote extremist, racist or bigoted views while claiming to be affiliated with the movement," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. (CAIR)

We would respond, if the NAACP wishes to be taken seriously as an American Institution "dedicated to ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all, and to eliminate radical hatred and racial discrimination" as claimed in their mission statement, that they publicly denounce and pass a resolution condemning CAIR for the radical and extremist views espoused by this anti-American group.

Claiming to be a Muslim civil rights organization CAIR has shown through promoting speakers making racist statements such as – down with the Jews, descendants of the apes – and their active support and defense of known terrorist groups they are anything but.

As the NAACP has taken issue and concentrated on the content of a few signs at Tea Parties, one would also like to believe, in attempts to maintain any integrity on their part, the NAACP would also take issue with a racist & anti -American group such as CAIR who has encouraged attacks on U.S. citizens & U.S. Army bases here in the States...

A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR's inner workings.

Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.

"Islam doesn't permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people," Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, "If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that's something else." (WND)

Viewed as a moderate by many in the MSM, Shakir recently stated in an interview with the New York Times highlighting his pro-jihad book, Muslim Mafia, that he believes the United States should, "become a 'Muslim country' ruled by Islamic law" and that, "if there is a benefit, civilians are a legitimate target."

Responding to an inquiry by Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) of the FBI's relationship with CAIR, FBI Congressional liaison Richard Powers wrote....

“Until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner....” (Politico)

Federal prosecutors have also stated & confirmed that CAIR is a front group for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and has ties to groups involved in financing of other terrorist groups....
  • CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest successful terror funding prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.

  • One of those convicted in this prosecution was Ghassan Elashi, the founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR.

  • Numerous CAIR officials have been convicted on terror related charges.

  • CAIR does not believe that Hamas is a terrorist entity, though it has been so designated by the Dept. of State for 14 years.

  • The DC office of CAIR was originally funded by a $5,000 wire transfer from the Hamas funder Holy Land Foundation.

  • The Dept. of Justice is refusing to have any further dealing with the organization, knowing its terror friendliness. (Militant Islam Monitor)

One could easily come to the conclusion that the continued actions of CAIR by far outweigh the showing of some racist signs by a small fringe who may support the Tea Party movement.

As many in the Tea Party movement have denounced the racist signs & any fringe element, the NAACP, as a way of both groups moving forward with constructive dialog, should denounce the same from within their group and those they associate with if their Resolution condemning the Tea Party movement is NOT just a political ploy and a playing of the 'race card' with a marked deck.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rob Portman Endorsed by Buckeye Firearms for U.S. Senate

From Buckeye Firearms --

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Rob Portman for United States Senate in the 2010 general election.

Portman previously served as a Congressman from the Ohio Second District, Director of the federal Office of Management and Budget, and also as Trade Director. His record on Second Amendment issues is solid.

Portman voted for the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act" (HR 1036) to prevent lawsuits against firearms manufacturers. He voted against the "Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons" (NR 4296) – the so-called assault weapons ban. He later voted to sunset the assault weapon ban. Early in his career (1993) he voted against the Brady Handgun Bill (HR 1025). The Portman record stands solid for gun owners and is in stark contrast to opponent Lee Fisher's life-long pursuit of gun control, plus Fisher's service on the Board of Brady Campaign (Handgun Control

Additionally Portman has a personal involvement with firearms and hunting. Both have been passed down in his family.

"I heard Portman speak on this subject when he addressed the 2008 annual convention of the League of Ohio Sportsmen," said Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader and outdoor writer Larry S. Moore. "Portman said, 'I have been an avid outdoorsman my entire life, I'm a lifelong hunter and fisherman, and a guy who believes I have a right to use firearms responsibly. As you may know, the NRA looked at all the votes I made during my 12 years in Congress regarding the Second Amendment, and gave me an A rating."

In 2008 Portman called for overhauling the Pittman-Robertson tax process and the way the firearms manufacturers must pay the tax.

Portman explained, "We need to do everything possible to ensure that these self-imposed taxes are administered in a manner that is sustainable and is fair. We need to replace the biweekly reporting requirement with a quarterly schedule that is consistent with other estimated tax payments. If elected, I will be working with a bipartisan group in Congress that shares my interest in removing this burdensome and unnecessary requirement."

While not a result of Portman's statement, the Firearms Fairness and Affordability Act of 2010 (S. 632) and House companion bill Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act (HR 5552) are in now the U.S. Senate. This demonstrates Portman's understanding of a variety of firearms issues. It clearly shows that Portman is willing to go to bat for gun owners and firearms manufacturers.

Ohio's gun owners need Rob Portman in the United States Senate. Not only is Portman the clearly superior choice over anti-gun Lee Fisher, the Senate will play a key role in any gun legislation. Gun owners need a clear pro-gun majority in the Senate and Portman is one key to that goal.

Additionally, should the current administration attend to ratify any United Nations treaties dealing with international gun control, the Senate must ratify any treaty. A pro-gun majority is critical to protecting our gun rights and the United States Constitution.

Ohioans, and all Americans, need Rob Portman as our next U.S. Senator.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tea Party Patriots Offer Democrats Advice to Halt Free Fall in Polls and Public Support


Contact: Randy Lewis

July 14, 2010

Not passing legislation that Americans oppose is key to gaining support

Washington - Tea Party Patriots, the nation's largest Tea Party organization with more than 2,000 affiliates, today offered the President and the Democratic Party advice on how they can halt their well-documented free-fall in national public opinion polls.

"The Tea Party is growing and our candidates are winning primary contests across the country," said Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. "All the Democrats need to do is listen to the American people about their concerns, and embrace the core values of the Tea Party Patriots."

The Core Values of Tea Party Patriots are:

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Constitutionally Limited Government
  • Free Markets

"It's not too late for struggling candidates to reverse their fortunes," said Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. "It can be done with just a few simple policy changes that are widely supported by the American people."

Meckler and Martin recommend that Democrats immediately:

Suspend stimulus spending and return the unspent money to the Federal Treasury. The stimulus is not working, in fact, it may be hurting. A better policy would involve lowering taxes and adopting other policies that support private sector hiring and spending. These are well-known job creators that stimulate the economy and prosperity.

Repeal ObamaCare. The American people hate this program. They have figured out that the president didn't tell the truth about people being able to keep their insurance and their doctors. And, they don't want giant government programs with thousands of new bureaucrats dictating their treatments. This program is killing the Democratic Party, and the sooner they ditch it the sooner they can get back into the good graces of the American people. More important, repealing it will save the United States from bankruptcy because ObamaCare is a financial train wreck!

Drop the Arizona lawsuit. Democratic governors met with the President this past week and told him that his lawsuit against Arizona was "toxic." The Democratic governors are right. Arizona is trying to protect its people from violent drug criminals that are invading Arizona across a border that Democrats refuse to patrol and seal. Why should the people of Arizona risk their lives so the President can build the Democratic Party with more illegal voters?

We are confident that the Democratic Party can "feel the love" of the American people once again. All they need to do is quit passing legislation that destroys our economy, grows government and strips the American people of their liberty and freedoms. "It really is just that simple," said Meckler.

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 2,000 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.

On being labeled 'racist'...

Addressing the increasingly desperate and shrill attacks against the Tea Party Patriots by the liberals & the NAACP who are now playing the race card, the below Op-Ed by Jenny Beth Martin & Mark Meckler, co-founders of the Tea Party Patriots, was printed in Politico.

From Politico --

A clear pattern of behavior has emerged over the last 16 months. According to liberals, if you disagree with their thinking, and if you disagree with the Obama administration, you are not only wrong, you are a “racist.”

The latest strike by the left comes from the NAACP, which has resolved that the tea party movement is inherently “racist.” At its most simple, this is a direct attack on the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans.

The NAACP has long history of liberalism and racism.

If you are a conservative — including a conservative African-American — there is no room for you at the NAACP. If you have opinions that differ from the NAACP and the liberal establishment, and if you are African-American, you are an “Uncle Tom,” a “negro,” “not black enough” and “against our people.”

In other words, the NAACP fancies itself the thought police for millions of black Americans. Disagree with them and you will be ostracized and attacked. You will be subjected to public humiliation and racist commentary from NAACP leadership. The message is clear: Tow the line or pay the price.

But the NAACP does not stand alone in this regard. The left has a long history of using the race card. It has been pulled on people across the political spectrum.

President Bill Clinton was smeared as a racist by the Obama campaign when Hillary Clinton was running for president. It seems that anyone who disagrees with the far left, socialist policies of Barack Obama and the current administration is subject to the heavy hand of the race card.

This card is generally played when all else has failed. It was inevitable that it would eventually be used aggressively against the tea party movement.

First, members of the tea party movement were called disgruntled voters, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said our movement was nothing more than "astroturf" and laughed us off as a flash in the pan that would disappear overnight.

Next the Democratic National Committee relased an ad calling us an “angry mob.” Now, we’re being called racist.

All these attacks have failed because they are untrue and the American people know it.

According to recent polling, more than 49 million people are active members of the tea party movement (Winston Group, April 1, 2010). More than 145 million people say that the tea party movement is a good thing for America (Rasmussen, June 2, 2010).

The Obama White House and liberal interest groups are hitting the panic button as they read weekly polls showing diminishing support for their radical big government issue agenda, and a weariness for the politics of division.

Like all movements, the tea party has its fringe. President Barack Obama’s domestic terrorist friends from the 1960’s anti-war past never represented the Americans of good conscience who opposed the Vietnam War. In a similar vein, the racist posters of a few at a Tea Party rally do not represent the feelings or behavior of Americans who believe in this movement.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of this movement. He dreamed of a colorblind society. The tea party is a truly post-racial movement. Based strictly around the three simple principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free market capitalism, the movement is uninterested and uninvolved in the politics of race.

We are freedom loving Americans who have come together to express outrage against a government no longer of, for and by the people. Standing together as brothers and sisters in the fight to return America to its founding principles, skin color, religion, social status and even political party affiliation are irrelevant to the people involved in this movement.

These are the facts. And these facts have already withstood 16 months of liberal media scrutiny and bombardment.

Wednesday, the NAACP is again bringing up the completely falsified charges of racial epithets hurled at members of Congress during the debate leading up to the passage of Obamacare. Widely reported as fact by the liberal media, even an offered reward of $100,000 to anyone who could provide documentary evidence proving the charges could not coax videotape, audiotape or a single witness out of a crowd of thousands present on Capitol Hill that day.

The race card played again; and once again discarded by the American people.

When Kenneth Gladney, a black conservative activist was brutally beaten by SEIU thugs at a protest outside of Rep. Russ Carnahan’s (D-Mo.) office, the NAACP and the liberal left refused to intervene. To the contrary, at an NAACP press conference in St. Louis in May, Gladney was referred to as a “Negro,” an “Uncle Tom,” and someone not worthy of the protection of the NAACP, because he’s working for the “other side.”

The NAACP has defended the thugs who beat Gladney. At the press conference, money was raised for the defense of the “brothers.”

At Tea Party Patriots we will continue to condemn the fringe elements of the movement and any expression of racism or bigotry. We sincerely hope that the Obama While House, the NAACP, and the liberal left will follow our lead and do the same in their own ranks.

Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are co-founders of Tea Party Patriots.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stop the Financial Regulation Bill


Congress has returned from their mini-recess and we need to burn up the phones, faxes & emails again! Harry Reid has stated the Senate WILL pass the compromise House/Senate version of the Financial Regulation Bill this week! If needed, Reid stated they will work through the weekend to get it passed.

Patriots -- you know what to do!

Financial Regulation Bill, S.3217

This bill cements into place the “too-big-to-fail” corporations that leave taxpayers on the hook yet again. It does nothing to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it allows unelected “regulators” to decide who wins and who fails.

It’s important to note that this bill has passed both the House and the Senate. The conference committee bill, which is the House/Senate compromise, will be going back to both chambers for an up-or-down vote. The House has the votes, so we must stop this in the Senate. Once the bill passes the two chambers, it gets signed into law by the President.

Reasons to reject S.3217
  • Having permanent bailout authority
  • Trusting the same regulators that failed last time
  • Creating brand new innovation-killing regulations
  • Micromanaging the market
  • Having Fannie and Freddie forever (This is possibly the most egregious part – they refuse to protect taxpayers from Fannie and Freddie's "risky behavior.")
  • Mandating that all regulatory agencies with economic jurisdiction hire employees based on gender and race
Information resources for S.3217

Heritage Foundation
“The Dodd-Frank Assault on Economic Recovery”:
“Financial Reform in Congress: A Disorderly Failure”:

“Wall St. plans payback for reg. reform”:
Real Clear Markets
"Race & Gender Quotas in Finance Bill": Click here to read

According to the New York Times, "The bill, completed early Friday and expected to come up for a final vote this week, is basically a 2,000-page missive to federal agencies, instructing regulators to address subjects ranging from derivatives trading to document retention. But it is notably short on specifics, giving regulators significant power to determine its impact.’ In other words, this law is going to be continually rewritten by federal bureaucrats for years to come. And the continued uncertainty it will create is just the beginning of its faults...”
Call these senators for the Financial Regulation Bill

As of yesterday, Senators Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have said they will be voting YES for the Financial Regulation Bill. That puts the count at 59, so they're just waiting for Byrd's replacement.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Phone: (202) 224-3441 / Fax: (202) 228-0514 / E-mail:
Reason: She recently changed her NO vote to a Yes.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Phone: (202) 224-5323 / Fax: (202) 224-2725 / E-mail:
Reason: He says he’s voting NO, but may be pressured into voting YES.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)
Phone: (202) 224-4543 / Fax: (202) 228-2646 / E-mail:

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Phone: (202) 224-5344 / Fax: (202) 224-1946 / Email:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Phone: (202) 224-2523 / Fax: (202) 224-2693 / E-mail:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Phone: (202) 224-3744 / Fax: (202) 224-6020 / E-mail:

Sen. George Voinovich
DC Phone: (202) 224-3353
Cleveland Phone: (216) 522-7095 / Cleveland Fax: (216) 522-7097 / E-mail:

Sen. Sherrod Brown
DC Phone: (202) 224-2315 / DC Fax: (202) 228-6321
Cleveland Phone: (216) 522-7272 / Toll-Free: 888-896-6446 / Cleveland Fax: (216) 522-2239 / E-mail:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Did President Obama Condone Voter Intimidation in the Primary Too?

President Obama has shown he applies a double standard to almost everything he does. The below video shows he actually may have no standards, has no problem breaking the law and will let nothing get in the way of his agenda.

Found at the TPP Facebook Page...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

WH Spokesman Gibbs fumbles question on Immigration

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gets tongue tied on immigration question....

H/T Gordon Gekko at Taxmanblog

Gibbs sounds like a man without a teleprompter!

Should there be Race & Gender Quota's in the Finance Bill?

The below was found on the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Page...
While racial and gender quotas may or may not be a good idea, they really shouldn't be in a financial reform bill designed to prevent further financial decline.

From New Patriot Journal via Real Clear Markets --

What one finds when reading congressional legislation is invariably surprising. Take the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, for instance, which was created by merging Senate and House bills. When the Senate returns from recess one of its first actions will be to vote on the bill, which passed the House on June 30.

I was searching the bill for a provision about derivatives. What did I find but Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new law inserts race and gender quotas into America's financial industry.

In addition to this bill's well-publicized plans to establish over a dozen new financial regulatory offices, Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. This has had no coverage by the news media and has large implications.

The Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks, the Board of Governors of the Fed, the National Credit Union Administration, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...all would get their own Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Each office would have its own director and staff to develop policies promoting equal employment opportunities and racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of not just the agency's workforce, but also the workforces of its contractors and sub-contractors.

What would be the mission of this new corps of Federal monitors? The Dodd-Frank bill sets it forth succinctly and simply - all too simply. The mission, it says, is to assure "to the maximum extent possible the fair inclusion" of women and minorities, individually and through businesses they own, in the activities of the agencies, including contracting.

How to define "fair" has bedeviled government administrators, university admissions officers, private employers, union shop stewards and all other supervisors since time immemorial - or at least since Congress first undertook to prohibit discrimination in employment... read more HERE.

The "Selective Powers" Clause

As many of us have now heard, under orders from President Obama, the Justice Dept. is suing AZ over SB 1070 which will allow the state to defend their state borders and enforce their new immigration laws.

The lawsuit against AZ, like the administrations push for "selective" free speech through the DISCLOSE ACT, "selecting" not to lift the Jones Act & save the Gulf, and their "selecting" not to prosecute the open & shut voter intimidation case of the recent club wielding Black Panthers, you will see is just another case of the current administration using the "Selective Powers" clause they believe is in our Constitution....
Since SB 1070 is a virtual clone of existing federal law, Arizona’s sin against THE ONE, has nothing to do with the letter of the law. The Obama Regime isn’t worried that Arizona’s SB 1070 will ‘supercede’ federal law. The Obama Regime has its Colonista knickers in a knot because - unlike Uncle Sam under Vicente Bush and Pancho Obama - Arizona intends to defend our national sovereignty by - GASP - enforcing America’s immigration laws.

It’s ironic that the Obama Regime is so hot and bothered over a new, as yet unimplemented, Arizona law, when law enforcement officials in RHODE ISLAND, have been doing what SB 1070 mandates, FOR YEARS....

[I]n Rhode Island, illegal immigrants face a far greater penalty: deportation.“There are police chiefs throughout New England who hide from the issue . . . and I’m not hiding from it,’’ said Colonel Brendan P. Doherty, the towering commander of the Rhode Island State Police. “I would feel that I’m derelict in my duties to look the other way.’’

From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. (Hot Air)

Why isn’t the Obama Regime suing Rhode Island? I can explain that in two words: BLUE STATE. If the stench of that selective outrage turd isn’t enough to suffocate you, let’s turn our attention to another glaring example: sanctuary cities.

If Uncle Sam really gave a damn about local governments which supercede federal law, they would paint a Justice Department bull’s-eye on sanctuary cities. Unlike SB 1070 which clones federal immigration law, sanctuary city laws do supercede federal immigration law. When will THE ONE nail any/all of them with a lawsuit? Never, because, he’s okey dokey with anyone who refuses to protect our national sovereignty. (H/T PIG)

As for those wondering what the "Selective Powers" clause is and where it is in our Constitution? There is no such clause as their is no such clause or power allowing the federal government or the President to strip individual states of their rights or enforcing laws they "select" not to like or that run counter to their desire of re-writing our Constitution.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Obama, NASA & Muslims on the Moon

Speaking at the American University in Cairo NASA Administrator Charles Bolden outlines his tasks regarding our future space programs as dictated by President Obama....

"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.

"It is a matter of trying to reach out and get the best of all worlds, if you will, and there is much to be gained by drawing in the contributions that are possible from the Muslim (nations)," he said. He held up the International Space Station as a model, praising the contributions there from the Russians and the Chinese.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. (Fox News)
Unfortunately, due to the dismantling of our space/shuttle program by President Obama any future trips to the International Space Station (ISS) by the U.S. will depend on us hitching a ride on a Russian, Chinese and now maybe rocket or shuttle from a Muslim nation.

As for contributions from Muslim nations, obviously Bolden thinks we should be thankful by the technology fromthe pin point accuracy offered by the ever-favorite muslim projectile -- the Scud missile. And of course how can we forget the technology offered by Iran's peaceful missile program with the help of Russia that brought us the Shabab 1, 2, 3 &4.

In his interview with Al-Jazeera, Bolden expands on how we can work together with Muslim nations on space technology....

Charles Bolden, the Nasa administrator, talks to Al Jazeera's Imran Garda about the US relationship with the Middle East after Obama's so-called Cairo initiative, reaching out to the Muslim world, international contribution to the space mission, the constellation project, Nasa's challenges, militarisation of space, the US leadership role in space, and life in space. (Click here to view Al Jazeera interview).
Injecting some common sense and reality into this "Fly me to the Moon" foolishness is former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin who offers up these insightful comments....

Griffin said Tuesday that collaboration with other countries, including Muslim nations, is welcome and should be encouraged -- but that it would be a mistake to prioritize that over NASA's "fundamental mission" of space exploration.

"If by doing great things, people are inspired, well then that's wonderful," Griffin said. "If you get it in the wrong order ... it becomes an empty shell."

Griffin added: "That is exactly what is in danger of happening." (NPJ)

Get it wrong? This Administration does nothing wrong, only George Bush did -- just ask them. But I'm sure Israel is just thrilled spitless that the U.S. will be helping Muslim nations expand and improve their peaceful "shoot things in the air" technology.