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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Too Big to Fail
Obama Creating a Fait Accompli?
 

Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times -- November 25 
Loser Nappy

Analysis: Obama takes on role even before taking office  
     This week, Mr. Obama has taken an active role, holding brief, attention-grabbing press conferences on Monday and Tuesday and scheduling another for Wednesday, all on the economy. He said Tuesday he understands why there are questions about his involvement, having said two weeks ago there would only be one president at a time.
E-mail from Glenn Spencer to author Stephen Dinan:
    The Supreme Court December 5 docket includes two items, anyone of which could end President-elect Obama's chances of being sworn in on January 20. -- Let us assume that Obama knows that he is not qualified to be President of the U.S. and that he thinks the Supreme Court might rule against him. How would he behave? As is he is now - suddenly acting as if he were already president, i.e., creating a fait accompli - thus putting the fear of God into the Supreme Court. [i.e., he would be too big to fail.]
Video Related: Obama Forgery Exposed – Dr. Polarik

Houston Chronicle       sc     
Third soldier sentenced for illegal alien smuggling plot   
The last of three Army National Guardsmen who were part of an [alien]  smuggling operation has been sentenced for his role in the scheme. -- Julio Cesar Pacheco, 26, was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 months in prison. -- Pacheco, a sergeant in the Texas National Guard, said during sentencing that his actions embarrassed his family...

Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette  
Postville may not qualify for disaster aid   
The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division expressed doubt Tuesday that it could provide assistance following the Postville City Council's declaration of the town as a humanitarian and economic disaster area. -- Disaster declarations are based on natural emergencies, "so I don't know how that would qualify," said division spokesman Bret Voorhees....

WAVY-TV -- Norfolk, Virginia   
Illegals busted in "bawdy" sting   
Newport News -- WAVY.com has new details in a prostitution ring investigation on the peninsula. -- Newport News police charged two women with prostitution, nine people with "frequenting a bawdy house" and one man with operating a "bawdy house." [More 'family values' that should have stopped at the Rio Bravo]

Bob Unruh -- WorldNetDaily.com   
Proofin' the prez: Who's in charge?   
A one-time vice presidential candidate who is considered an expert on the U.S. Constitution says it is up the electors from the 50 states to make certain President-elect Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen before they cast votes for him in the Electoral College Dec. 15...

Dr. Laurie Roth, Ph. D. -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto   
Where is the pardon for former agents Ramos and Compean?   
Agent Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have been in prison for 2 ½ years now for shooting a very bad, serial drug runner in the butt. They didn't even know they had shot the bad guy because he kept running and they thought they were shooting in self-defense...

Mark Krikorian -- Center for Immigration Studies   
Napolitano thoughts   
I can see why Obama would ask Arizona Gov. Janet Naplitano to head Homeland Security -- she's about as close as any Democratic governor can get to appearing hawkish on illegal immigration. Of course, there's little substance to that appearance -- yes, she was for using National Guard in support roles on the border...

Los Angeles Times  
Legislature fails to act on state budget crisis   
Sacramento -- An emergency session called by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to address the state's budget crisis ended Tuesday night in bickering and party division. Legislators adjourned without taking any action that improves the state's finances. --- "It's like a kindergarten up there," said Schwarzenegger...  [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

American Border Patrol    
Border escalation    
American Border Patrol reports that cross-border raiding parties have stolen three cameras off its southeastern Arizona ranch in the past five days. ABP spokesman Glenn Spencer says the aggressive actions...

Associated Press   
Seven bodies dumped at Mexican school   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Seven bodies have been dumped at a school soccer field in the Mexican border city of Juarez. -- The bodies were lined up along the field's fence. Banners allegedly signed by a Mexican drug gang were found nearby. Officials wouldn't give details on their messages...

Detroit News sc         
Obama appoints 'Tan Klan' menace to White House post  
President-elect Barack Obama selected Detroit-native Cecilia Muñoz as the White House director of intergovernmental affairs, the Obama transition office announced Wednesday. -- Muñoz... is currently a senior vice president at the National Council of La Raza, where she supervises legislative and advocacy work...

Congressional Quarterly  
Options abound for executive action on immigration   
Even if comprehensive immigration legislation is a low priority in the 111th Congress, President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty of tools at his disposal for altering the border security and interior enforcement landscape...

Associated Press   
Sierra Vista woman gets prison for hiring illegals   
A Sierra Vista (Az.) woman has been sentenced to two months in federal prison and 12 months house arrest for her role in employing illegal [aliens] at a construction company. -- Carol Hill pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens for profit and knowingly hiring at least 10 illegal aliens...

NewsMax.com   
Mexican gang leaves funeral wreaths for policemen   
A gang of drug hitmen is leaving funeral wreaths with death threats directed at local policemen in the northern Mexico city of Hermosillo. -- State police say six of the wreaths were left on the city's streets, along with hand-lettered posters signed by the Gulf drug cartel...

Cliff Kinkaid --Accuracy in Media   
Fed bails out wealthy Arabs in Citigroup scheme   
For several days there was a fierce national debate over whether American car companies in Detroit deserved $25 billion of taxpayer money and whether American jobs should be saved. The automakers and a union representative were ridiculed, didn't get the money, and were told to come up with a "plan" to save the companies...

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix  
Maricopa deputies to start holiday DUI crackdown   
..."Recently, there have been a significant number of high profile cases involving drunk illegal aliens that have killed innocent drivers," said [Maricopa County Sheriff Joe] Arpaio. -- According to the Sheriff, there will be no cite and release option...

Jack Central -- Flagstaff, Arizona   
ICE rounds up invaders, Reconquistas miffed   
ICE arrived in Flagstaff on Wednesday, Nov. 19 to arrest [illegal aliens] with criminal records, sparking an impromptu protest by various immigrant rights and activist groups. -- On Nov. 20, the Repeal Coalition, a group dedicated to the repeal of all anti-[illegal alien] legislation in Arizona, organized various efforts to warn the community...

Coming Up
December 6
La Canada Flintridge, Calif. -- 1 PM 
Memorial for Veteran Broadcaster George Putnam

El Paso Times  
Border watch program called waste of money by Reconquista fanatics   
A waste of taxpayer dollars that could encourage border vigilantism is what some critics, including an El Paso lawmaker, called the virtual border watch program Texas border sheriffs unveiled last week with help from Gov. Rick Perry. -- "This is just not an effective or efficient way of providing security to Texans," said Luis Figueroa, MALDEF legislative attorney.

Jacob Laksin -- Front Page Magazine   
Napolitano: Hawk or hack?   
...If Gray is skeptical of Napolitano's credentials as an immigration hawk, it's because she has clashed with the governor before. In 2003, for instance, Gray sponsored House Bill 2345. Designed to curb voter fraud, the bill would have required voters to present a driver's license or two forms of identification when voting. Not only did Napolitano veto the bill but she supported a proposal that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal [aliens]...

PrisonPlanet.com   
Iceland Riots precursor to U.S. civil unrest?    
Riots and protests in Reykjavik calling for the government of Iceland to resign have increased following a financial catastrophe that has wiped out half of the krona's value and put one third of the population at risk of losing their homes and life savings. Could similar scenes of civil unrest be repeated in the United States as the economy continues to implode?

Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters   
Billions invested in Homeland Security programs lack adequate oversight   
In fiscal year 2007, the Department of Homeland Security obligated about $12 billion for acquisitions to support homeland security missions. DHS's major investments include Coast Guard ships and aircraft; border surveillance and screening equipment; nuclear detection equipment; and systems to track finances and human resources...

Joan Swirsky -- Family Security Matters   
The great birth certificate scandal - cover-up of the 2008 election    
...Attorney Philip J. Berg, former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and a longtime Democrat partisan, sued Obama and the Democratic National Committee for what he alleged was the DNC's failure to vet Obama, and Obama's failure to provide an authentic and verifiable U.S. birth certificate. The suit was dismissed as "too vague..."

Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Illegals got driver's licenses in Lithonia scheme   
Four former driver's license examiners who worked in Lithonia have been indicted in a scheme to issue more than 130 licenses to illegal immigrants. Two of the examiners also obtained false commercial driver's licenses and landed jobs driving MARTA buses, according to an indictment from a federal grand jury...

Steve Emerson -- Family Security Matters  
Muslim 'charity' officials convicted on all counts   
..."Financing is the life-blood of Jihadist organizations like Hamas. With the assistance of willing co-conspirators, they conceal their activities... [The] verdicts say, loudly and clearly, that Americans aren't fooled and won't tolerate it."

Sioux City (Iowa) Journal  
Mexican pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens   
Authorities say a Mexican man who has been deported or forced to leave the country 12 times has pleaded guilty to transporting illegal [aliens] in Woodbury County. -- The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that Jose Rosalio Trujillo-Perez, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of illegal [aliens]. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Chicago Sun-Times  
Good News!: Gutierrez out of the running for Obama's Senate seat    
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday all but took himself out of the running to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. -- Gutierrez met with Gov. Blagojevich and told the governor he would like to be a "caretaker" senator for the next two years working to get comprehensive immigration reform passed in the Senate...

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix   
30 illegals arrested in eight hours   
Despite a downturn in the economy and a lack of jobs, the Maricopa County Sheriff said his deputies report little change in the numbers of undocumented immigrants they're finding in routine traffic stops. -- On Monday, deputies made 30 arrests from three separate traffic stops and all in a span of eight hours...

Washington Independent   
Napolitano likely to prioritize immigration at Homeland Security   
...[Janet] Napolitano has said she has no time for "unrealistic" demands to round up and deport every [illegal alien]. At the same time, she's not about to extend a blanket amnesty, like that approved by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. She has talked instead about a strict protocol for allowing [illegal aliens] to remain in the US, including stiff fines and requiring a history of paying taxes.

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
...Bank of Guatemala numbers show that individual monetary remittances to Guatemala reached a record 3 billion 663.33 million dollars during the first ten months of this year... At least 1.2 million Guatemalans reside abroad, more than 95% of them in the United States; of this number almost 70 percent are [illegal aliens]...

American Border Patrol    
Arizona Republic falls in line... a little     
More than a month ago American Border Patrol announced it was working on a report that the drug war in Mexico was the result of fence and barrier construction along the border...

Associated Press   
RINO loser McCain wants another term and another shot for amnesty   
...McCain said he remains committed to beefing up border security, improving guest-worker programs and creating a path to citizenship for illegal [aliens]. Still, he noted that the country is facing more pressing problems right now. "The state of the economy will be the No. 1 agenda item," McCain said...

San Diego Minutemen   
Judge rules San Diego Minutemen can add Reconquista lawmakers to suit   
Judge William Hayes granted in a 3 page ruling yesterday that the San Diego Minutemen can amend their civil rights lawsuit against Caltrans in three major ways.  First the court allowed State Senator Gil Cedillo and Assemblyman Joe Coto to be named as defendants for their roles in the conspiracy violation...[Related item]

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
Welders work to repair hole in fence along Mexican border west of Naco, Arizona. ABP decided to investigate this section of the fence after seeing a lot of enforcement activity in the area, including BP helicopters....

Fort Bend (Texas) Herald   
Illegals arrested following high-speed chase   
A dozen illegal immigrants were detained after they led authorities on a high-speed chase on U.S. 59 Monday morning. -- The people in the 1993 Chevrolet SUV were taken to Fort Bend County Jail and then were detained by U.S ICE officials, said Terriann Carlson, spokeswoman for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

WorldNetDaily.com   
Orders from new president to spark lawsuit every time   
A lawyer who is playing a key role in a California lawsuit urging officials to prevent the state's 55 Electoral College votes from being recorded for Barack Obama until questions about his citizenship are resolved says he's organizing plans to challenge, even after the inauguration, every order, every proposal, every piece of paperwork generated by Obama...

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