California Is Bankrupt
The Illegal Immigration State Finally Folds
|Los Angeles Times -- October 3
Schwarzenegger to U.S.: State may need $7-billion loan
In a letter obtained by The Times, the governor warns that tight credit has dried up funds California routinely relies on and it may have to seek emergency aid within weeks.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, alarmed by the ongoing national financial crisis, warned Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson on Thursday that the state might need an emergency loan of as much as $7 billion from the federal government within weeks.
The warning comes as California is close to running out of cash to fund day-to-day government operations and is unable to access routine short-term loans that it typically relies on to remain solvent.
The state of California is the biggest of several governments nationwide that are being locked out of the bond market by the global credit crunch. If the state is unable to access the cash, administration officials say, payments to schools and other government entities could quickly be suspended and state employees could be laid off. [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
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Border Patrol seizes more than $1M in cocaine
Temecula, Calif. -- Border Patrol agents have found cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million concealed in a gas tank compartment of a Mercedes-Benz stopped at a Temecula immigration checkpoint. -- San Diego border patrol officials say in a news release an agent stopped the car driven by a Mexican citizen...
|Marcus Epstein -- VDare.com
Arizona’s Prop. 202: Treason lobby wolf donning sheep’s clothing
Aggressive mimicry is a biological strategy where a predator or parasite will imitate a harmless or even helpful species to help attract their prey -- Aesop’s fable about a wolf donning sheep’s clothing was well-observed. This tactic is currently being used by the Treason Lobby in Arizona...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Fearing cartels, O'odham move tribal pilgrims out of Sonora
Tohono O'odham leaders began transporting tribe members making a religious pilgrimage out of Sonora on Thursday because of concerns for their safety and urged other members not to enter the violence-plagued area. -- The tribe sent 20 vans Thursday afternoon to pick up members who wanted to return to Arizona from Magdalena, Sonora...
|Pat Buchanan -- VDare.com
Can the MARs save McCain?
John McCain may have just let slip his last best chance to be president of the United States. -- When he flew back to Washington to address the banking crisis, McCain could have seized the hottest issue in America by taking the side of his countrymen who were enraged by the Paulson Plan to bail out a power elite whose greed and stupidity had caused a financial disaster unequaled since the Crash of '29...
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Illegal alien drunk driver pleads guilty in Loop 202 fatality
A drunken driver that traveled the wrong way on Loop 202 and struck a vehicle head-on, killing a Chandler man in May, has pleaded guilty to second degree murder. -- Alonso Pena-Reyes, 20, who is in the country illegally, is facing a prison term of 16 to 18 years when he is sentenced on Nov. 5...
Congressman: Reps. were threatened with martial law in U. S. over bailout bill
A Democratic Congressman has warned that a panic atmosphere is being intentionally created in order to get the financial bailout billed passed, further stating that several members of Congress were told before Monday’s vote that martial law will be instigated in America if the legislation fails...
||Video: Virtual Vigilance in action
American Border Patrol's Virtual Vigilance system continues to aid the Border Patrol. This movie is from action last Monday evening. There is action almost every night but staff limitations won't allow us to do a movie on everything. (Note that we don't bother to ask for donations because it doesn't do any good.)
|Michael J. Gaynor -- Post Chronicle
ACORN should be Obama's undoing
We will never know exactly how many fraudulent votes ACORN will be responsible for in the upcoming presidential election, but If the whole truth about ACORN and its long and intimate relationship with rookie United States Senator and 2008 Democrat presidential nominee Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. becomes fully and generally known...
Employers cut jobs by most in more than 5 years
Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession. -- The Labor Department's fresh snapshot, released Friday, also showed that the nation's unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent as hundreds of thousands of people streamed out of the work force for any number of reasons...
|Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle Editorial
Aiken County, South Carolina battles illegals
The debate about the impact illegal [aliens] have on our economy seems to rage on endlessly. -- Immigration advocates claim that the income from work illegals do contributes more to the economy than what their cost is in medical care, education, welfare and other social services.
|The Log -- Irvine, Calif.
Feds fire warning shots to stop boat off coast near San Diego
Authorities have seized a 26-foot vessel with 22 suspected illegal [aliens] aboard, off the San Diego coast. No injuries were reported. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents spotted the boat at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 23, about 1 mile from the Torrey Pines golf course. Authorities said the vessel’s operator surrendered after agents fired two warning shots.
|Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com
Dear Congress: Put the gun down now
Will 2008 be the year of the Chicken Little Congress? Or can the House of Representatives show the panic-driven Senate what it really means to be a deliberative body? -- On Sept. 19, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson put a gun to America's head: Pass his $700 billion bailout of the banking industry and give him unfettered new powers...
The Bush Legacy: U. S. superpower status is shaken
The financial crisis is likely to diminish the status of the United States as the world's only superpower. -- On the practical level, the US is already stretched militarily, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is now stretched financially. -- On the philosophical level, it will be harder for it to argue in favour of its free market ideas...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Mexico’s Dep’t. of Justice reported that during the first 18 months of Felipe Calderon’s administration four thousand 785 persons have been “executed” (sic) in Mexico by groups linked to organized crime. Of this total, 472 were members of some police or military entity...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
The bailout is a fraud
In my last column I discussed the bailout as proposed and noted that the proposal cannot succeed if it impairs the US Treasury’s credit standing and/or the combination of mark-to-market and short-selling permits short-sellers to prosper by driving more financial institutions into bankruptcy...
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Officials want count of illegal alien students
Frederick, Md. -- Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and two county commissioners are asking state lawmakers to require a count of illegal [aliens] who attend county schools. -- The sheriff and commissioners John Thompson Jr. and Charles Jenkins wrote last week to all eight members...
||Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor...
| Campus Report
New media on immigration
The U.S. media have hindered effective policy-making on immigration for decades, and their impact has been increasing in recent years as a result of an ongoing evolution in the media industry. That was the consensus emerging out of a panel organized by the Brookings Institution to assess democracy in the age of new media...
|Newsday -- New York
Officials: Nearly 1500 gang members arrested in sting
Federal officials arrested 19 people on Long Island and another 18 in New York City as part of a national sting operation over the summer that netted more than 300 members of a previously lesser-known criminal gang, authorities said yesterday...