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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Open-Borders Perry "Outed"
Even the L.A. Times can't ignore it
Los Angeles Times -- September 27   
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Perry faces immigration hurdles in Iowa
His stances on a U.S.-Mexico border fence and college tuition don't sit well with conservatives who'll vote in the state's Republican caucuses.
    Newton, Iowa -- Less than two months into Rick Perry's presidential candidacy, a record on illegal immigration that served him well politically as a border-state governor is proving a tough sell with voters looking toward Iowa's Republican caucuses this winter.
    It came up unbidden in the crowd of neighbors waiting recently for the Texas governor to drop by Uncle Nancy's Coffeehouse in Newton, the former corporate home of the washing-machine giant Maytag.
    "I'm not sure I like Perry's approach to immigration," said Doug Ringger, a retired Maytag marketing man. "That concerns me a little bit --- or a lot. I haven't heard him say we need to seal the borders."
    Iowa voters are not alone in expressing such concerns, though they might seem jarring in a state whose small towns and cornfields are hundreds of miles from the nation's southern border. [...]
    Perry did not mention immigration in his remarks to Republicans gathered across the parking lot on a patio outside Tish's Restaurant. That is his typical practice: He rarely speaks about immigration unless questioned or confronted in a debate. But immigration was on the minds of many who came to hear him, even if they largely welcomed his folksy style, his tribute to moral values and his conservative fiscal rhetoric.
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Poor old anti-Tea Party L.A. Times --- they hate reporting this --- especially because Gov. Brown is facing a bill to grant in-state tuition to illegals.

KVOA-TV -- Tucson                       sc    
Tea Party looking for answers in ATF gun scheme 
Oro Valley, Az. -- The botched, ATF operation known as Fast and Furious is back in the spotlight and that's exactly what organizers of a town hall meeting wanted. -- The program allowed suspected criminals to buy weapons along the border including here in Arizona. The agency's goal was to follow the firearms up the cartel food chain to major traffickers but ATF lost track of thousands of weapons...

Associated Press  
Board of Governors passes tuition for illegals    
Warwick, RI -- A state higher education board on Monday approved a measure that would allow students who immigrated to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Rhode Island's public colleges and universities after the General Assembly declined to take up the issue. -- The Board of Governors for Higher Education heard hours of public testimony on the policy change from dozens of speakers... [Related item]

Associated Press  
Smugglers hand off drugs through US-Mexico fence   
Nogales, Az. -- A new type of border fence is apparently forcing drug smugglers to change the way they move their cargo from Mexico to the U.S. -- The Nogales International reports that law enforcement officers in Arizona recently noticed that some bundles of marijuana they seized were oddly shaped. -- Lt. Gerry Castillo of the Santa Cruz County Metro Task Force says investigators first thought...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner 
Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades 
The U.S. Congress will expand their investigation of Operation Fast and Furious to determine its connection to the smuggling of explosives ordinance into Mexico, a police source in Washington, DC, told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Saturday. -- According to the law enforcement source -- who requested anonymity -- besides the firearms and ammunition allowed to "walk" by agents... [Related item]

Daily Caller  
Dem governor calls for suspending elections   
As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. -- "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover..."

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Perfidious Albion and the Lessons of History   
Europe's problems are a real-time look into America's future. No need to guess, or hypothesize. Just look to Europe, in this case England, and you will see America's future if we don't change course on this insane immigration policy that America is pursuing. -- And don't kid yourself, it's a policy. It may not be written down anywhere... [More from Rick Oltman]

Rep. Ron Paul: The country is ripe for revolution   
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rallied a sold- out crowd of more than 1800 of his most ardent under-thirty-year-old supporters in New York City Monday night. -- Tickets to the event cost $20-25. It was originally scheduled to take place at the famed Webster Hall's Marlin Room, but, the event had to be moved to a room twice as large at the last minute due to an overwhelming response...

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Associated Press  
ALVerify to avoid lines under Alabama immigration law    
State officials say they've figured out a way to verify the legal status of vehicle owners under Alabama's tough new immigration law without causing long lines at courthouses. -- Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday the new ALVerify system uses driver's license numbers and expiration dates to verify the legal status of people purchasing or renewing vehicle tags...

Associated Press  
Mass. bill would crack down on illegal immigration    
Boston -- Illegal [aliens] would face stiffer penalties for driving without a license and higher hurdles when looking for a job or trying to find public housing in Massachusetts under a bill unveiled Monday. -- The renewed push comes after a handful of cases involving illegal [aliens], including a traffic death in Milford that police said was caused by a person in the country illegally...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Tenant problems can run deep underground for border landlords 
Nogales, Ariz. - Landlord Vanessa Garcia visits her rental homes in this border town nearly every month. --She usually inspects the properties at the same time she has pest-control service performed. But while she's there she's not looking for insects - but large holes in the floor. -- Here in the tunnel capital of the U.S.-Mexico border, landlords have to be on the lookout for tenants who use the homes as exit points... [Related Feature]

Associated Press  
Usual suspects to toss tantrum in New Jersey   
Advocates opposed to mandatory detention for immigrants plan to protest Tuesday to mark 15 years since a law took effect expanding its use. -- A 1996 federal law requires immigrants slated for deportation or facing other legal issues to be held in detention while awaiting court proceedings. -- A coalition of groups calling itself New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees plans to gather in Newark...

American Patrol Report  
Beware Barry McCaffrey   
The latest report on the Texas-Mexico border was written in large part by Barry McCaffrey. McCaffrey is a pro-Mexico globalist. -- We scanned the McCaffrey report for the word fence and, besides discussions of cattle fencing and the like, this is all we could find about the real border fence...

Jeremy B. White -- International Business Times
Perry's Immigration Policy: 'He can't have it both ways'    
Immigration has emerged as the question mark on Texas Governor Rick Perry's otherwise sterling conservative resume, with Perry's Republican presidential rivals lambasting his signing a bill that granted some undocumented Texas students in-state tuition at state universities. -- Other Republican presidential candidates have seized on the issue. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) released a radio advertisement intoning that...

Houston Chronicle    
RINO Perry struggles to get back on offense   
Just three days after a dreadful debate performance, the Perry campaign attempted to shift the conversation away from Thursday's debate and back to Perry's main rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by releasing a new web ad that attacks the Bay Stater for downplaying his support of Massachusetts health care reform bill in the paperback edition of his book... [See RINO Rick Watch]

Adrian Salbuchi -- Centre for Research on Globalization -- Toronto   
The Money Masters: Behind the global debt crisis   
In the US, we see untold millions suffering from the impact of mass foreclosures and unemployment; in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and Italy, stringent austerity measures are imposed upon the whole population; all coupled with major banking collapses in Iceland, the UK and the US, and indecent bail-outs of "too-big-to-fail" bankers (Newspeak for too powerful to fail)...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner       
U.S. Judge blasts Obama scientists calling them "liars"    
A federal judge blasted Obama Administration-connected scientists on Friday for their lying to justify a drastic reduction in the amount of water that flows into California's central valley for the sake of protecting "endangered" fish, according to a blogger for a major public-interest group that investigates government corruption. -- The feds provided "equivocal or bad science," in order to...

Rich Lowry -- National Review  
Rick Perry's border problem   
Rick Perry stumbled through much of the last Republican debate, but not when speaking about immigration. He issued a clarion condemnation of critics of his state's policy of giving the children of illegal [aliens] in-state tuition to college. Such naysayers, Perry declared, lack "a heart." -- The Texas governor prides himself on his distinctness from George W. Bush, yet on this issue he sounds just like him...

American Border Patrol         sc   
Blue Servo BS    
Texas Gov. Perry installed a border cam system to look for illegal activity. Over the years we have had reports that it is mismanaged.  Here is just one report of problems from Sept. 26, 2011. -- Here are the ones working tonight. -- There is no way of knowing if it's live or Memorex since none of the cameras have a date / time stamp with them. There are 18 of 32 working...

Obamacare scheme headed to the Supreme Court   
The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it's going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama's health reform law is constitutional. -- The move puts the Supreme Court in the difficult position of having to decide whether to take the highly politically charged case in the middle of the presidential election.

R. Cort Kirkwood -- The New American  
Reports: Perry's Texas Miracle isn't   
The Texas Miracle of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is little more than a Texas-sized myth. -- That's the upshot of reports across the political spectrum, Right to Left, that have evaluated Perry's claims. -- Chief among the tall tales is that Texas has become a jobs machine. That's true, but Texans aren't getting the jobs. Immigrants are. More than 80 percent of the new jobs in Texas went to foreigners...

Mark Krikorian -- USA Today 
Amnesties reward lawbreaking   
Gov. Rick Perry's foray into compassionate conservatism — his assertion that critics of in-state tuition subsidies don't "have a heart"-- has shed light on the fact that too much of the immigration debate is based on weepy sentimentality. We need to move beyond Oprah-fied storytelling about your grandma from Minsk and instead focus on reality, with all its trade-offs and competing values...

Houston Chronicle  
Perry defends record on immigration, border security   
Texas Gov. Rick Perry reiterated his longstanding accusation that the federal government has failed to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, while trying to defend himself against accusations he hasn't been hawkish enough on border security. -- In an op-ed on a Tea Party associated website, Perry wrote that the federal government...

Associated Press  
Arpaio plans to launch his 20th immigration sweep   
Phoenix -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to launch his 20th crime and immigration sweep within the next few weeks, but his office declined to say when and where the patrols will take place. -- During the patrols, deputies flood an area of a city -- in some cases, heavily Latino areas -- over several days to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders...

Tom Fitton -- Big Government 
Key victory for police sergeant in illegal alien sanctuary lawsuit
Judicial Watch client Sergeant Joslyn Johnson, the widow of a fellow police officer gunned down by an illegal alien criminal, may finally get her day in court thanks to a landmark court victory! -- On September 9, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Sergeant Johnson. The three-judge panel reversed a decision by the district court...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com  
Obama subdividing America (along racial lines) --- to win    
...According to The Washington Post, Obama's 2012 campaign is today busily subdividing the nation into racial, ethnic and religious enclaves for targeted appeals to find a "narrow path to victory." -- Setting one tribe against another, one faction against another, divide and conquer, is among the oldest tactics of politics and war...

Gallup, Inc.  
Half of Americans think feds are a threat to ordinary citizens 
A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years. -- Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) are dissatisfied with the nation's governance. This perhaps reflects the shared political power arrangement in the nation's capital, with Democrats controlling the White House and U.S. Senate....

KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix  
Driver who hit Scottsdale resident is an illegal alien   
Last Friday, an arrest was made in a hit-and-run crash that took the life of 31-year-old Daniel Pollack, son of real estate investor Michael Pollack. Court documents are shedding some light on the suspect -- who was in the country illegally. -- Cristino Torres-Romero, 33, has been charged with leaving the scene of a death / injury collision...

Kenneth Schortgen Jr. -- The Examiner 
Docs show taxpayer money went to outfit gangs, cartels   
In a new release of documents on September 26th regarding the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal that the ATF and Department of Justice were central to, evidence is now showing that taxpayer money was spent by the government to outfit gangs and drug cartels with weapons. -- "Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel..."

Los Angeles Times    
New gaffe: Obama confuses Jews with janitors   
President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus awards banquet over the weekend. -- Those folks will stick with him in 2012, of course. -- But they've been somewhat miffed in recent months that the first post-partisan president is doing too many deals with those Republicans and seeming to give in. -- So, Obama needed to give the crowd some presidential love...

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