One Sick State
California Budget Crisis Hits Health Care
||Visalia Times -- May 2
State budget crisis threatens health care
Throughout California, community hospitals provide vital health care services and emergency care to millions of people around the clock. Babies are born and countless lives are saved every single day. But our hospital and the lives of every man woman and child are increasingly at risk.
Recent budget cuts to the state's Medi-Cal program will put patients and California's hospitals at even greater risk. [...]
The new Medi-Cal cuts will further erode an already under-funded program. Medi-Cal already ranks dead last in the nation in payments to health care providers. In fact, California's community hospitals lost a total of $2.8 billion in 2007 from inadequate payments for care provided to Medi-Cal patients. In this latest round of cuts, California hospitals are facing another loss of $500 million.
See Illegal Aliens: The Health Cost Dimension
|Russellville (Arkansas) Courier News sc
Immigration hold placed on 10 arrested in traffic stop
A spokesperson for the Arkansas State Police confirmed Thursday officers apprehended 10 people who fled from a van in an area off State Highway 12 near Atkins after a trooper initiated an I-40 traffic stop on the vehicle for careless driving...
|Opinion Review News
Jamiel’s Law may move to ballot
Mayoral candidate Walter Moore said Thursday he has begun a drive to put “Jamiel’s Law” on the March 2009 Los Angeles city ballot --- the same one in which he is trying to unseat Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. -- If adopted, the law would permit Los Angeles police officers to arrest gang members for breaking U.S. immigration law. It would supersede Special Order 40...
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
Oh, the letters we get....
We get a goodly amount of unpleasant mail, mostly the garden variety from reconquistas or the uninformed: "racists," "America would be nothing without immigrants," "no human is illegal," etc. -- This is all in the day's work at VDare.com...
|John and Ken Show -- KFI -- Los Angeles Audio Report
Malfeasance in D. A.'s office in Jamiel Shaw II murder case?
LA City officials and LA County DA office attorneys are putting pressure on Jamiel Shaw Sr. to compel him to drop support for Jamiel's Law. -- Listen to LA County DA Steve Cooley, calling the Shaw during the Shaw interview, and twist, and turn, and say everything, except Jackie Gleason's hamana-hamana-hamana... [Audio courtesy of Lone Wolf]
|NBC4-TV -- Washington
Immigration major issue in Herndon mayoral election
Tuesday's mayoral election in Herndon (Va.) is being viewed as a referendum on illegal immigration. -- In 2006, Steve DiBenedittis won an emotional upset victory. The political novice drove out an incumbent mayor with a promise to close the town's controversial day labor center...
|KTNV-TV -- Las Vegas Video Included
Clark County correctional officers training as immigration agents
Metro is about to start a program that would make some Clark County Correctional Officers immigration agents. ---The Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, is teaming up with Metro to get violent criminals out of local jails and out of the country...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
Illegal Aliens: Hillary’s flip-flops border on insanity
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton finally agreed to appear on the highly-rated Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor. -- Her interview, which was taped earlier this week while she was campaigning in South Bend, Indiana, was broadcast on The Factor over two consecutive nights.
|Modesto (Calif.) Bee
Police searching for gang member in Modesto killing (ICE involved)
Police on Thursday identified a gang member suspected of killing a 51-year-old man who was walking his dog and wounding a second man early Tuesday in Modesto's airport neighborhood. -- Detectives believe Maurilio Vasquez, 23, of Modesto, shot and killed Clarence "Buddy" Mason, who was walking with his dog...
|Lone Wolf Video Report
Illegal alien tantrum coverage with commentary by Doug McIntyre
Los Angeles May Day march footage, with a different kind of commentary: KABC AM-790's Doug McIntyre speaks out about the issue. --Video clip from early stages of the march, around 11:00 a.m., the McIntyre soundtrack from Doug's morning show, in the 8:00 a.m. hour on 5/1/2008.
If I were president
Due to my frequent criticisms of President George W. Bush, I am often asked what I would do if I were President of these United States. This column will serve as an attempt to answer that question. -- If I were President, I would begin the process of safely extracting our troops from Iraq. In the first place, our troops are no longer fighting a war... [Related video]
|Pat Buchanan -- VDare.com
Whites down to 10% of world population by 2060... does it matter?
"This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper," wrote T.S. Eliot in the closing couplet of "The Hollow Men." -- Eliot's poem was written after the Great War of 1914-1918 had carried off 9 million soldiers, wounded twice as many more, brought down the Romanov, Hohenzollern and Habsburg empires...
|Lou Dobbs Tonight Video Report
MEChA-boy Villaraigosa wants to have it both ways
On Friday LA officials held a press conference, celebrating the successful "immigrant rights" march. -- At the press conference mayor Villaraigosa [aka Tony Villar or Tony VillaLaRaza], the weasel, who flunked the CA bar exams four times (but he was good enough for the ACLU)...
|The Journal Record -- Oklahoma City
Anti-illegal immigration group applauds English-only bill
Oklahoma City -- A Washington, D.C.-based organization, U.S. English, heralded the passage of Senate Bill 163 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives this week with a press statement on its main Web page. The organization has more than a passing interest in Oklahoma’s legislation...
Deportation likely for 24 following Arkansas raid
Federal agents arrested 24 suspected illegal immigrants on Wednesday working in Little Rock, Ark., for Oklahoma City-based Naylor Concrete Inc. -- The bust occurred within minutes of the local police serving an arrest warrant for Chance Coran, 25, the job site superintendent. Company officials say Coran was arrested for driving under the influence nearly three years ago.
Official seeks survey of illegal alien students
A Frederick County, Maryland, commissioner wants the school board to survey the number of illegal immigrants who are students and has proposed withholding school funding if members fail to agree. -- "It would be useful information because that would indicate the extent of public funds that are being used to educate those who are not in the country legally..."
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Illegal aliens bail into desert
DPS officers are searching along I-10 & Riggs Road for more than a dozen illegal [aliens]. -- Authorities say the [invaders] bailed from a SUV and ran into the desert. So far there's no indication that any of the suspects have been caught...