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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wrong Numbers
Taking Napolitano at her word
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- February 10  
Wrong numbers - this is not "effective control"

    Writing in Human Events (Obama's Border Enforcement Deceit – Human Events – 2/9/10) Jim Robb of NumbersUSA criticizes Janet Napolitano's claim that 35% of the border is "effectively controlled." "I think Miss Napolitano may want to reevaluate the targets she has set for DHS, because in my book, 35% is not a passing grade," Robb complains. Au contraire, Mr. Robb, the figure is closer to 1.8%, not 35%.
    American Border Patrol has performed aerial surveys of the border and found that only 35 miles have a double-layered fence as called for in the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and that most of what Napolitano is saying is fencing isn't fencing at all. Last year the Border Patrol apprehended 241,651 illegal aliens in the Tucson Sector alone – a sector that Napolitano says is "effectively controlled."
    How is it that an otherwise responsible group could ignore these important facts? After all its management is well-paid, with the top two people pulling down a total of almost $400,000 – more than the entire operating budget of ABP.
    "We at NumbersUSA have many friends in the Border Patrol. We inspect the U.S.-Mexican border on fact-finding trips. We talk to the agents. The Border Patrol needs more resources, not less." Has NumbersUSA ever talked to American Border Patrol, the real experts on the border? No. Did they refer to ABP's work that showed that Napolitano was not telling the truth? No. Is NumbersUSA aware of ABP's work? Absolutely. Check their Web site and you will see a streaming video from ABP that they claim is theirs.
    The question is – Why does NumbersUSA use bad numbers when good ones are available from ABP? I asked them by e-mail but got no answer. You might try. Contact them here.

U.S.. Customs and Border Protection        sc  
Latest news releases from Customs and Border Protection   
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge in Texas yesterday discovered nearly $335,000 in heroin and cocaine hidden under the clothing of the driver of a black Honda Accord...

Agence France-Presse     
Here's Your "Change": US trade deficit widens to 40.2 billion dollars   
The US trade deficit widened sharply in December to 40.2 billion dollars, capping a year that saw a massive drop in the trade gap, government data showed Wednesday. -- The Commerce Department reported total US exports of goods and services of 142.7 billion dollars and total imports of 182.9 billion dollars... [See Obama Watch]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Due to the last tragedies in Ciudad Juarez, its mayor asks that "the grave situation be faced with the same urgency as if a hurricane had gone through there." It's not about a sudden crisis brought about by an unexpected tornado. The recent events are only the drop that overflows the glass that has been "filling" for 30 years or more...

Wall Street Journal     
Arizona sheriff, US in standoff over immigration enforcement   
An Arizona sheriff said he planned to defy Washington's attempts to roll back his staunch enforcement of federal immigration law, a move that could put him on a collision course with the U.S. government. -- Late last year, U.S. ICE, the largest arm of the DHS, stripped Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the authority...

Los Angeles Daily News     
Bankruptcy ahead?   
After a week of fruitless debate, the Los Angeles City Council takes up the budget debate again today. And if past discussions are any indication, very little will be decided by a council too afraid to make the hard - and politically unpopular - decisions... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Jack Kenny -- The New American     
McCain may get by with a little help from his friends   
Even in John McCain's home state, the former Alaska governor he plucked from national obscurity to be his running mate in 2008 appears to be more popular with the Republican voters than McCain. Last November, a Rasmussen poll showed the Arizona Senator in a virtual tie with likely primary challenger J.D. Hayworth in this year's U.S. Senate race...

San Francisco Appeal     
Reconquista Campos carps as probation department keeps booting illegals   
What -- or who -- is the law? In San Francisco, hard to say: by policy, we are a sanctuary city, which violates federal law. By policy, city authorities refer [illegal alien juveniles] to immigration authorities, which violates city law. -- Do you follow? Supervisor David Campos does not. The Harvard-educated former illegal [alien.... criminal] wrote legislation...

Chuck Baldwin -- VDare.com     
Obama's Council Of Governors and the "remaking" of America   
Regular readers of this column will doubtless recall my recent column in which I reported on the new Council of Governors (CG) that President Barack Obama has created. -- Well, Obama's CG is quickly beginning to take shape. According to the Associated Press...

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - Phoenix    
Kobach impressed with MCSO's operations, professionalism   
 Sheriff's Deputies arrested 42 more illegal aliens in recent days under the direct observation of Kris Kobach, a nationally recognized expert on immigration law and border security. -- The 42 arrests were the result of four separate vehicles discovered and stopped by the Sheriff's Human Smuggling Unit that were being used to transport illegal aliens in recent days...

American Border Patrol     
More Numbers USA nonsense   
Regarding video shown on its site NumbersUSA says: "This game camera was set up by the Minutemen along the Southwest border." The game camera was not set up by Minutemen - it was set up by a "concerned citizen" who provided the video to American Border Patrol. ABP has been working with this "concerned citizen" for seven years.

Los Angeles Times    
Pro-invasion wingnuts file complaint against Santa Clarita councilman   
Los Angeles-based [illegal aliens' "rights"] advocates announced Tuesday that they have filed formal complaints against a Santa Clarita councilman [Bob Kellar] they say deserves to be censured for violating the city's code of ethics and conduct by declaring himself "a proud racist."

Schiffer for Congress -- Canton, Ohio     
Schiffer takes pledge against illegal alien amnesty   
Paul Schiffer, Congressional Candidate in Ohio, has taken the pledge of the American Council for Immigration Reform to oppose amnesty in any form for illegal aliens, and to push for the enforcement of America's laws, with the goal that trespassers in the United States will voluntarily return to the countries...

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.     
Are Tea Partiers anti-Latino?   
..."To the extent that the Tea Party movement gets a lot of attention it's because of its focus on high taxes and Shenanigans," [cheap labor hustler and pro-invasion "progressive" Frank] Sharry told me today. "But if it becomes an anti-immigrant movement or part of the birther conspiracy then I suspect it's going to be viewed as a fringe movement that won't last for long."

Rasmussen Reports     
63% say better for country if most of Congress not reelected   
Most voters think the country would be better off if the majority of the current Congress wasn't reelected this November, and their confidence in their own congressman continues to fall. -- A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of likely voters believe, generally speaking, that it would be better...

Honolulu Advertiser         sc      
Here's Your "Change": Hawai'i to delay tax refunds   
Individual and corporate tax refunds to Hawaii residents will be delayed until July 1 as a result of the state's $721 million budget shortfall, the state Tax Department said today. -- The action complies with the legally allowed 90-day refund period, according to a news release from the department...

Gainesville (Ga.) Times     
Proposed bill could reward Hall County for immigration enforcement   
A state senator wants to reward law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with financial incentives for helping enforce federal immigration law. -- Only four local law enforcement agencies in Georgia — those in Hall, Cobb, Gwinnett and Whitfield counties — participate in the 287(g) program...

Baltimore Sun    
A new move against illegal aliens (criminals)   
Some Maryland lawmakers want to require the state prison system to notify federal authorities when an inmate may be in the country unlawfully - potentially resurrecting last year's debate about how the state is responding to an influx of illegal [aliens]... [The radical Left-wing subversives at CASA de Maryland object, naturally.] [See Crime Watch]

Westword -- Denver     
Tancredo got idea for civics literacy tests critics call racist from an immigrant   
Last week, ex-Congressman and former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, delivering the keynote address at the First National Tea Party Convention, drew accusations of racism when he suggested that President Barack Obama was elected partly because "we do not have a civics literacy test before people can vote..."

Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com     
Porkulus II: Return of the phony jobs boondoggle   
Immutable law of Beltway political physics: The only real jobs that a government stimulus stimulates are government jobs. A year after President Obama signed his first almost trillion-dollar economic stimulus package into law, the federal workforce is at an all-time high... [See Obama Watch]

Publius Forum     
Marvel Comics: Captain America says Tea Parties are dangerous and "racist"   
Marvel Comics' Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who've joined the Tea Party movement...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner    
Illegal alien found murdered in Texas connected to Mexico's organized crime    
The bullet-riddled body of an illegal alien was recently found near Mission, TX, by an off-duty police officer. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, the man, Gilberto Rosales Aguilar, was found on Friday, bound and shot execution-style... [See Crime Watch]

Associated Press     
Here's Your "Change": Job openings plunged by 25% last year   
Finding a job got much tougher last year, as the number of available openings fell by nearly one quarter. -- At the same time, the unemployed population soared by more than one-third, leaving more laid-off workers competing for fewer jobs... [See "Change" Watch]

American Border Patrol    
Spencer to speak to Concerned Women for America   
Glenn Spencer - Publisher of the American Patrol Report and founder of the American Border Patrol, will be a featured speaker at a meeting of Concerned Women for America on April 10, 2010 in San Diego. Glenn will present facts about the border that are blacked out by the mainstream media. Don't miss this -- go here to register.

Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal     
Report: Illegals working on courthouse   
An undercover agent for the watchdog group Jobs for Georgians has worked as a bricklayer the past three months on the construction of the new Cobb County Superior Courthouse, and told the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday he has evidence that illegal [aliens] have been employed and paid in cash by a subcontractor on the project...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com     
The bankrupt PIGS of Europe   
They are called the PIGS—Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. What they have in common is that all are facing deficits and debts that could bring on national defaults and break up the European Union. -- What brought the PIGS to the edge of the abyss?

American Patrol Report         
Palin wants to start a war   
Sarah Palin is now fully in the Neocon camp. In this video clip she is suggesting that Obama should declare war on Iran if he wants to get re elected. "Declaring war on Iran would be the best thing for Israel and the worst thing for the U.S." said Glenn Spencer of the American Patrol Report.

My Budget 360     
How the bailout shifted huge risks from Wall Street to average Americans   
There is a false security in our current economy. The belief that the current banking industry is now healthy simply because the government supports it is misguided in valuing the real risk inherent in back stopping Wall Street. Or the idea that deposits are safe up to $250,000 in commercial banks because the FDIC seal is on the door. Keep in mind the FDIC insurance fund is now insolvent... [See Geithner Watch and Obama Watch]

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