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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Union Subversives Surface
Beck Exposes SEIU / Obama Link
Glenn Beck Show -- Fox News -- September 16
Eliseo Medina (rear) joins with Mike Garcia of SEIU and Jesse Jackson to support illegal aliens. (April 4, 2000)
    Glenn Beck: The administration, the progressives and the fringe media don't want you to have a clear picture as to what is really happening and learn that it is the unions who have organized those massive illegal immigration rallies. Did you know that? You know, it's all about money for the union. When we're talking about immigration, that's what it is - anything to increase the union roles. They don't care if millions of keep pouring in and treated miserably by the companies – gigantic global corporations that don't mind it either because they can hire them on the cheap... that's modern day slavery. -- SEIU is now for amnesty. Whoa!
    Remember who the president talks to before the debate on immigration?
    Obama: Before immigration debates took place in Washington I talked with Eliseo Medina, an SEIU member.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report: We have been reporting on SEIU and Eliseo Medina for nine years. Also, see Union Card for Green Card: The Radical Vanguard in the Los Angeles Labor Movement by Lloyd Billingsley, August 2000.
Video Watch Segments 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Center for Immigration Studies        sc        
Daily news from CIS   
The Ohio Senate will join the state inspector general in looking into a delay in cracking down on the fraudulent flow of state-issued license plates to illegal immigrants. -- The Government Oversight Committee will conduct hearings into the matter beginning as early as next week, said Sen. Jon Husted, R-Kettering...   

Washington Post     
Conservatives just about fed up with Obama's numerous "czars"   
On paper, they are special advisers, chairmen of White House boards, special envoys and Cabinet agency deputies, asked by the president to guide high-priority initiatives. But critics call them "czars" whose powers are not subject to congressional oversight, and their increasing numbers have become a flash point for conservative anger at President Obama....

Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff's Office     
Arpaio speaks out on ACORN chicanery   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's counsel in a federal lawsuit has subpoenaed a wide array of records from ACORN, a national community action group closely tied to President Obama. The records requested relate to the Melendres v. Arpaio lawsuit...

Ann Coulter -- WorldNetDaily.com     
Liberal lies about health care: Joe Wilson edition!   
I'm trying to get to the next installment of my Pulitzer Prize-deserving series on liberal lies about national health care, but apparently liberals have decided to torture us by neurotically fixating on one lie. -- After President Barack Obama gave a speech to a joint session of Congress last week passionately defending his national health-care plan...

Larry Elder -- Human Events     
Jimmy Carter and the Elvis factor   
The former President is not content having left office with high inflation, high interest rates and high unemployment. Nor is he content with having signed into law the Community Reinvestment Act -- strengthened by President Bill Clinton -- which played a major roll in the eventual housing market meltdown...

Associated Press        
Obama praises Sotomayor, panders away at ethnic soiree   
...'The American people did not send us to Washington to ignore problems just because they're tough,' said Obama, whose campaign slogan of 'Yes, We Can' borrowed from Cesar Chavez's 'Si, Se Puede.' -- Echoing that pledge, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a cheering crowd that immigration overhaul and improvements in education would come...   

Fox News    
Fallout from ACORN scandal hovers over other "community groups"   
As ACORN grapples with a scandal that in recent days has led the Census Bureau to sever ties and the Senate to block housing funding to the anti-poverty group, other groups with similar stated goals are left to wonder how the fallout might affect them...

Phoenix Business Journal     
Arpaio ponders new ICE pact   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has until next month to sign a new pact with the federal government allowing his office to arrest illegal [aliens] under federal statutes. -- Arpaio said he might sign the 287(g) agreement again with the U.S. ICE agency despite tussles with the agency and the Obama administration...

Real Clear Politics        
Pelosi chokes up warning of political "violence"   
"I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw... I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco," Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes. "This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which..."

San Diego Union-Tribune              sc   
ACORN flap has a local angle - Border-crossing tips dispensed on video   
A duo posing as a prostitute and a pimp who secretly recorded themselves getting financial advice from the community-organizing group ACORN in various cities conducted a similar operation in National City in July, an ACORN spokesman confirmed yesterday...

Michelle Oddis -- Human Events     
47 radio hosts lead 'Town Hall of the Airwaves'   
Conservative activism in Washington DC didn’t stop after the September 12th rally. -- Tuesday and Wednesday, 47 radio hosts -- led by Radio America’s Roger Hedgecock and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) -- gathered at the Phoenix Park Hotel...

William Campenni -- Human Events     
Numbers Game: How many REALLY attended the Sept. 12 rally   
Here's a multiple choice question: How many people attended the Tea Party rally on Saturday, September 12, on the Mall? -- a.) 2 million -- b.) 2 thousand -- c.) somewhere in between -- The rational among you would say (c.), and ask for more refined figures. But this is Washington, where 2 plus 2 is a matter of opinion, not mathematical certainty...

George Stephanopoulos & ABC News       
Obama Ally: Joe Wilson won faceoff with Obama   
...Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., hammered President Obama on Wednesday for announcing over the weekend that he would not only block health care subsidies from flowing to [illegal aliens], he would also block them from using their own money to purchase health coverage through the proposed health insurance exchange... [Lou Dobbs segment on Reconquista Rep. Luis Gutierrez]

Los Angeles Times     
Obama takes heat from open-borders zealots   
...Wilson "acted like a buffoon, and everybody criticized him -- but then at the end of the day he sort of got his way," said Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director of LULAC. -- "It rewards bullying in a way that begets more bullying," said Frank Sharry, who directs the pro-[illegal alien] group America's Voice and has been advising the White House and congressional Democrats on broader immigration issues...

Dr. Laurie Roth -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto     
Who is calling who names?   
During Herr Obama's most recent speech on health care to congress, Joe Wilson called him a liar. Yes, it was ill timed. Yes, it was rude. Yes, it was out of order, BUT IT WAS TRUE! Obama was lying about illegal immigrants not getting care in the health bill...

Houston Press     
NASA goes ballistic over hyphenated-American astronaut's remarks   
Astronaut Jose Hernandez, just back from two weeks in space, is gathering some attention for his statements on immigration policy. -- The Los Angeles Times reports that "NASA went ballistic" over comments Hernandez made on Mexican TV, comments which were definitely not along the lines of "build a fence and shoot the climbers."

KUSI-TV -- San Diego       
Brian Bilbray talks about ACORN scandal   
Congressman Brian Bilbray speaks with KUSI's Sanda Maas regarding the latest ACORN scandal and the current status of Obama's nationalized taxpayer-funded health care plan. [Obama is a big fan of ACORN]

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix    
Deputies search Peoria business suspected in ID theft   
Peoria, Az. -- Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at a Peoria business Thursday morning. -- The search reportedly occurred at Berardi Enterprises, a construction reclamation company located near 83rd Avenue, just north of Northern Avenue...

Martha Zoller -- Human Events     
Inside the Taxpayers' March on D.C.   
...Hundreds of thousands of people came to Washington to express their displeasure in the direction the government is going. The exits into D.C. from the expressways were shut down for a time, and we will never know how many more people tried to get to the Capitol to demonstrate...

CBS13.com -- Sacramento       
Schwarzenegger asks California AG to investigate ACORN   
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for an investigation into a community organization group that has recently been plagued by scandals and accusations. -- Schwarzenegger urged California Attorney General Jerry Brown to "launch a full investigation" into ACORN over recent reports of impropriety... [Watch Hannity segment with Michelle Malkin - Aired 9.16.09]

Willcox (Arizona) Range News     
'Staggering' flow cited in border checkpoint push   
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords headed back to Washington with an earful of advice on the Border Patrol checkpoint north of Tubac. But she supports moving forward with $1.5 million in improvements to create an interim checkpoint...

Cass Sunstein drafted 'New Deal Fairness Doctrine'   
Jerusalem -- President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, drew up a "First Amendment New Deal," a new "Fairness Doctrine" that would include the establishment of a panel of "nonpartisan experts" to ensure "diversity of view" on the airwaves, WND has learned...

Alexander Deane -- Human Events     
If Big Brother is watching us, who's watching Big Brother?   
In George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984, government propaganda constantly says: Big Brother is watching you. -- In Britain today, he certainly is. Britain has 1% of the world's population but about 20% of the world's CCTV cameras; there is at least one camera for every 14 people in the country...

American Council for Immigration Reform     
Poll: Health care and immigration   
The American Council for Immigration Reform (ANCIR) national poll on immigration and its impact on health care issues conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, of 1,000 likely voters on August 26, 2009 found that 78% of Americans believe that high immigration levels have had an adverse impact on the quality and cost of our health care system...

Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader     
Bolivar roofer pleads guilty to hiring illegal workers   
A Bolivar roofer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of hiring illegal aliens and will pay a $185,363 fine. -- Russell D. Taylor, 31, who did business as Taylor-Made Roofing and Taylor-Made Contractors, pleaded to the charge Monday in U.S. Federal Court in Springfield, according to the U.S. Attorney's office...

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN        sc     
Circumventing the Constitution - The Shadow Government   
Congress is becoming concerned about the shadow government operating without any meaningful oversight, made up of individuals who have not gone through the appropriate vetting process... [See Obama Watch] [Thanks to 'Lone Wolf' for uploading the video to YouTube]

American Border Patrol     
No-account Napolitano   
DHS chief Janet Napolitano told a meeting at New Mexico State University that border security can't be measured by the number of arrests made or the amount of cash and weapons seized. She also said, "It will be a marathon..." and "I will not give you a timeline." Congress has mandated that the DHS stop all illegal immigration and report on how it is doing it, but Janet Napolitano seems to be saying she can't do this. This is nothing new.

Michelle Malkin     
Triple-snort-worthy: White House "distances" itself from ACORN   
Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee when I read the Politico headline about Team Obama trying to run away from ACORN: "W.H. distances from activist group" -- He IS ACORN. And ACORN is him. The "accountability" that White House flack Robert Gibbs says they take "extremely seriously" doesn't extend to Team Obama itself...

Wall Street Journal     
Judge Napolitano: Health-care reform and the Constitution    
Last week, I asked South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where in the Constitution it authorizes the federal government to regulate the delivery of health care. He replied: "There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." [See Obama Watch]

Hot Air            
New ACORN video: The San Diego sting   
I’ve been waiting 45 minutes for Big Government to post the new clip but it looks like this is the best we’ll do for now. Fifty-eight seconds long and it looks like we’ve got a conspiracy to smuggle underaged sex slaves across the border and (b) a kinda sorta proposition to Hannah Giles...

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