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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Broken Border -- Empty Words
Agent Terry's Family Speaks Out
KGUN-TV -- Tucson -- December 22   
"She spoke with us and they were empty words today when she spoke..."
Agent Terry's family criticizes Obama administration: DHS Secretary Napolitano responds
    Livonia, Mich. -- Bag pipes and a somber procession with murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry's flag draped coffin; they're all the accoutrements for the funeral of a federal agent shot and killed while on patrol in Arizona's southern desert.
    But, not so typical was what Brian's family had to say to KGUN9 the night before he was brought to his final resting place at Michigan Memorial Park. "I understand that Janet Napolitano called (Tuesday night). What did you say to her?" KGUN9 asked Brian Terry's father, Kent. "I said you gotta wake your man up in the White House and she said, "He's done more in the last two years than any other president," Kent responded.
    But the Terrys don't buy it. Kent, step mom Carolyn, mom Josie, older brother Kent Jr., sisters Kelly and Michelle are all mad their son and brother, Brian, died the way he did; and, they're not shy about blaming President Obama's administration for not doing enough, taking aim directly at Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
    "She spoke with us and they were empty words today when she spoke," said step mom Carolyn Terry. "Why so empty?" KGUN9 asked. "They had no meaning to them... she'll have Christmas... she'll forget about it tomorrow," a flurry of comments from the Terrys.

Scott McKay -- Family Security Matters    sc      
These people are working on terror threats. Feel safe?   
ABC's Diane Sawyer, who's about as friendly an interview for Democrats as you can get, had Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan and Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano in for a coffee klatch about terrorism... [See Obama Watch]

James Cooper -- Sacramento Bee     
Gunbattles can't win drug war; Mexico must bolster rule of law   
U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's recent death in a fierce Arizona gun battle is a sign of growing violence along the Mexico border, violence that is likely to spread more widely in 2011. -- Since coming into office in December 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderón has sent 50,000 troops to fight against the narcotraficantes. This deployment has done little to quell the hostilities...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner     
Border officials allow millions to enter U.S. without ID   
While the Obama Administration is busy attempting to control Americans' diets and the Internet, it's failing miserably to protect the nation from terrorists by allowing millions of travelers to enter the U.S. without proper identification, according to a public-interest watchdog group in the nation's capital... [See Big Sis Watch]

Big Sis: Not "appropriate for the media to try to pick this as a fight"
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday attended the funeral of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry who was fatally shot while pursuing a gang last week in Arizona. In a phone call where Napolitano offered condolences to the family, the father of the murdered agent, angry that the border is still not secure, told her... [Alternate video link]

Christian Broadcasting Network     
Family: 'Empty rhetoric' over border agent's death   
Brian Terry was a member of an elite border patrol unit in Arizona. -- He died Dec. 14 in a firefight that broke out when his unit confronted bandits who prey on illegal [aliens] and drug smugglers pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border near Tucson, Ariz. -- Terry's family contends if the U.S. government were doing all it could to control the border, he wouldn't have been killed... [See Big Sis Watch and Obama Watch]

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Bean bags for Janet Napolitano   
The security team protecting Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano should, from this day forward, be armed with non-lethal weapons including bean bag rounds. If it is good enough for the elite agents of BORTAC... [More from Rick Oltman] [Examiner items]

Gettysburg (Pa.) Times     
Border Patrol remembers slain agent as warrior    
Brian Terry once wrote to a friend that he trained, drilled and prepared himself to have the best chance of defeating his country's enemies. -- The 40-year-old former Marine and other members of an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit met some of those enemies in the remote and dusty, rust-red canyons of southern Arizona when Terry was killed last week in a gun battle with bandits... [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch]

Stamford (Conn.) Advocate    
Fired illegal aliens toss tantrum at Chipotle   
Chanting in Spanish and wearing Santa hats, about 50 fired Chipotle workers and their families crammed into the Mexican chain's Nicollet Mall restaurant in downtown Minneapolis at lunchtime Wednesday, protesting what they called unjustified firings around the state following a federal investigation over their legal status to work in the U.S...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
New York's sanctuary policy is greatly contributing to high unemployment rate 
The city that people around the world believe typifies the United States, and is the center of the world's financial industry is actually a haven for illegal aliens, as they now hold a large chunk of the city's jobs. Upon examination, it is painfully obvious that the same New York City that welcomed millions of legal immigrants to this country during the early 20th century...

El Paso Times   
Drug tunnel near Bridge of the Americas sealed off   
A tunnel that stretched from the Mexican side under the Rio Grande to El Paso has been sealed, officials said. -- The 130-foot-long tunnel was used for smuggling drugs into the U.S. -- Supervisor Border Patrol agent Demetrio Guerra said the tunnel was filled in late September...

Steven A. Camarota -- Center for Immigration Studies     
Census: Population up 27 million in just 10 years   
Most of the media coverage of the 2010 Census will likely focus on the country's changing racial composition and the redistribution of seats in Congress. But neither of these is the most important finding. Rather, it is the dramatic increase in the size of the U.S. population itself that has profound implications for our nation's quality of life and environment...

KRIS-TV -- Corpus Christi     
More indictments in illegal alien smuggling scheme   
Five more people have been indicted in an [illegal alien] smuggling ring based in Portland [Texas]. -- Ana Lilia Martinez, April Stevens, Alejandro Hernandez, Pedro Vargas and Jesus Alcala-Mendoza are all named in the federal indictment. -- Ana Lilia Martinez, April Stevens, Alejandro Hernandez, Pedro Vargas and Jesus Alcala-Mendoza are all named in the federal indictment... [See Crime Watch]

El Paso Times     
Mexico keeps drone incident under wraps   
The Mexican drone that crashed into a Lower Valley neighborhood of El Paso last week is so secret that Mexican officials don't know very much about it. -- The Mexican army on Wednesday said the drone -- an Orbiter Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by the Aeronautics Defense System -- was not the army's...

7 illegals found in truck at Atlanta airport    
Seven unidentified men were found in a cargo truck at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport during a random security sweep, officials said. -- Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jon Allen said the TSA, along with more than a dozen federal and state agencies, were conducting counterterrorism exercises Tuesday when agents discovered the men...

J.D. Longstreet -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.   
Obama's FCC threatens Internet freedom    
We have issued this warning until we are nearly blue in the face, yet, somehow, Americans still do not seem to grasp the fact that there is, currently, a stealth attack on the First Amendment by the US government. -- We have warned, time and time again, that a free Internet is an immeasurable threat to the liberal-socialists who currently control the US government... [See Big Brother Watch - Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch -- Free Speech Watch]

Fox News     
Big Sis scolds reporter for airing complaints of dead border agent's family
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, leaving the funeral of a murdered Border Patrol agent Wednesday, scolded a reporter for asking her to address the victim's family's concerns that not enough is being done to secure the southern border. -- The family of agent Brian Terry had complained that Napolitano had offered them "empty words"... [See Obama Watch]

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review     
Suspected drug trafficker flees, crashes during chase   
A woman suspected of trafficking drugs remains in critical condition after she and a man were involved in a two-vehicle collision while fleeing from U.S. Border Patrol agents. -- The wreck occurred Sunday at 11:19 a.m. at the intersection of Ash Canyon Road and Highway 92 in Hereford, according to the Department of Public Safety... [We first reported this incident last Sunday]

Montana legislature may deny workers' comp to illegals    
Helena -- Montana will become the first state in the nation to prohibit illegal aliens from collecting workers' compensation if a bill introduced in the 2011 state Legislature is passed into law, according to an official from the National Employment Law Project...

Infowars -- Austin, Texas              
Obama executive order targets fourth amendment   
Remember when Barry Obama said he would close Gitmo because it wasn't right to hold people without formal charges and trials? He made the pledge soon after assuming the ceremonial throne. He said he would get it done within 12 months. -- Barry didn't really mean it...

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner     
DHS cover-up begins for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder   
...Department of Homeland Security is busy covering their tracks, while Janet Napolitano, DHS secretary, levels inaccurate statements like; "the border has never been more secure and there is not an increase of drug trafficking across the border," -- and agents continue to patrol undermanned and under-armed.... [See Obama Watch]

Fort Worth Star-Telegram          
Travel warnings issued for Mexico as holidays begin    
Fernando Hernandez heard the travel warnings before he booked a bus trip to central Mexico, but he shrugged off reports of crime and kidnappings because he wants to spend the holidays among cherished friends and familiar traditions...

Dobbs: Obama "Has expressed a very loathsome view of the American people"
In yesterday's press conference, President Obama had much legislative success to be pleased with, but also discussed his "biggest disappointment" -- failing to pass the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act). Enter Lou Dobbs on last night's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, who came out with guns blazing, referring to Obama's actions on illegal immigration as "nonsense" and "madness..."

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner     
San Diego businesses turn to ICE IMAGE program to ensure legal employees
A little known employment verification program run by ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) is spreading throughout San Diego County and the country. IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) is a relatively new tool for employers in the fight against illegal immigration...

U.S. congressman declares: Borders will be 'irrelevant'   
A so-called spiritual conference at which Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., called for the U.S. border to become an "irrelevancy" was led by a slew of extremists, including a Marxist who reportedly compared the tea-party movement to Hitler. -- Conference speakers include radicals with deep ties to President Obama...

Bellingham (Wash.) Herald    
Whatcom County man charged with allegedly smuggling people into US   
A Whatcom County man has been charged in federal court with allegedly helping four citizens of India enter the U.S. illegally by crossing the U.S.-Canadian border near Lynden in June. -- Ruben J. Delagarza, 21, is facing one count of bringing people to the U.S. illegally, according to charging documents... [See Crime Watch]

Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. -- WorldNetDaily.com     
Hillary attends 'North American Union' meeting   
With little attention from mainstream media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico in a North American Foreign Ministers Meeting in Quebec, Canada. -- The Dec. 13 meeting is a prelude to the next North American Summit Leaders meeting in 2011, a yet unscheduled trilateral summit that is the continuation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America...

WXYZ-TV -- Detroit    
Hundreds turn out to remember murdered Border Patrol agent  
Brownstown Twp., Mich. -- For the border patrol it may me one of their most important operations - being there for the family of a fallen comrade. -- Monday at a Brownstown Township funeral home that was the mission of the dozens of agents who showed up in marked cars... [Related item] [Video: Agent Terry's Homecoming]

Economic Collapse Blog     
20 of the craziest things the feckless Feds waste your money on   
You are not going to believe some of the things that the U.S. government is spending money on. According to a shocking new report, U.S. taxpayer money is being spent to study World of Warcraft, to study how Americans find love on the Internet, and to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam...

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