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Monday, January 23, 2012

Sir Isaac Newt? Hardly
Gingrich: "Ignorance in action"
Glenn Spencer, American Patrol -- January 23   
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    In a 1984 book, Gingrich suggested looking at the idea of giant mirrors in space to reflect the suns rays down on earth at night, thus eliminating the need for nighttime lighting on highways. Did he forget to consider what this lighting would do to the earth's climate and life cycles -- not to mention the economic impossibility of such a scheme? Raymond S. Bradley, a geoscientist at the University of Massachusetts, put it simply: "This is not a mainstream idea. It is one of the dumbest ideas I have heard of."
    The excitement over his idea to mine the moon slackens as soon as one doodles a few numbers involving dollar signs.
    Our space adventures have excited the American people, but were they worth it? The moon landing helped defeat the ideas of the Soviet Union, but it was very costly. The space shuttle did much, including the launch and repair of the Hubble space telescope, but there were cheaper ways to do it. And the expensive space station is beginning to fade from memory. It is time for hard headedness when it comes to the role of government, including space exploration.
    Gingrich is a dreamer whose knowledge and understanding is a mile-wide and an inch-deep. His endorsement of the Krieble Red Card program would be a disaster for America. He didn't think it through (or did he?).
    Gingrich stirs up excitement, but as Goethe observed; "There is nothing more terrible than ignorance in action."
Red DotRelated: The Silly Science of Newt Gingrich

Washington Times    
Gingrich backs portion of DREAM Act    
Newt Gingrich on Friday backed at least a portion of the Dream Act, saying that he would grant a path to citizenship to illegal immigrant youths who agree to sign up and serve in the U.S. military. -- That's a much tighter standard than the full Dream Act, which President Obama wants. That legislation would allow legal status and an eventual path to citizenship for children and young adults who join the military...

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.    
Illegal alien obtains restraining order against Border Patrol agent   
An [illegal alien living in Escondido] obtained a restraining order ---- which was later lifted ---- against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who she said harassed her and her family after he stopped to ask for her immigration status at a local gas station in October. -- In a sworn affidavit filed with the court, Aidee Arellano, 33, said the agent used foul and degrading language while she was detained...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Xochimilco, Gto., Mex. -- On Wednesday, Mexican Marines captured Ariel Pinedo Jiménez, known as El Cepillín, an alleged leader of the criminal organization Knights Templar. The arrest was the result of an anonymous report and intelligence work. When he was arrested, he was wearing a fanny pack containing two grenades and false identification...

The Moral Liberal        sc   
$1.6 mil to restore Chicano murals with communist images   
In its push to help the increasingly powerful La Raza movement the Obama Administration is dedicating over a million and a half dollars to restore Chicano murals -- some featuring renowned communists -- in one state and cancelling more than 1,600 deportations in two others. -- It's part of the administration's ongoing effort to cater to the influential open borders lobby...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner 
Probe reveals Obama, Holder, ACORN connection to voting "enforcement"
This week, a leading public-interest organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from both the Obama White House and the Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice (DOJ)...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner    
Arizona may bring charges against Eric Holder over 'Fast and Furious'   
On Friday, the speaker of Arizona's state House, Andy Tobin announced that a committee has been formed to investigate the Obama administration's gun-running program, known as ‘Fast and Furious,' which put thousands of assault rifles into the hands of the drug cartels. -- The committee will determine if the federal program violated any state laws. A report is expected to be completed by the end of March...

Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC    
The "Welcome Dayton" plan deception   
The Welcome Dayton report says it is an action plan providing the City of Dayton the pathway to becoming a nationally recognized Immigrant Friendly City. If Dayton wants to promote itself as an immigrant friendly city, that is its prerogative and most people would wish them well. -- However, the recommendations in the "Welcome Dayton: Immigrant Friendly City" report approved by Dayton City Commission go far...

Dorie Cameron -- Great Falls (Montana) Tribune    
Secure our borders from illegal aliens or country will fail   
Illegal immigration has been a controversial topic in the news for awhile now. Some people want all illegal immigrants deported, some say to leave them alone, and others want a large wall to be built along the border. -- Today, 500,000 illegal [aliens] from Mexico sneak across the border into the United States each year. -- What happens to them after they arrive here? They don't often get deported...

Associated Press    
13 killed, 8 at funeral, in violent Mexico state  
Acapulco, Gro., Mex. -- Police say eight men were killed in an attack on a funeral in a rural area of Guerrero, part of a death toll of 13 over the weekend in the southern state plagued by drug violence. -- An Atoyac de Alvarez municipal police statement says officers found seven dead and two injured early Sunday morning at the scene of a vigil. One of the injured later died...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
Poll: Majority of voters favor local police checking immigration status   
On Friday, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national telephone survey which found that 61 percent of Likely Voters "agree that if a police officer pulls someone over for a traffic violation, the officer should automatically check to see if that person is in the country legally." -- Only 30 percent of respondents disagreed. -- The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 17-18, 2012...

Miami Herald    
ICE released man who went on to kill 3 in North Miami
When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti. -- That never happened. -- Instead, when Dufrene's state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody...

The Hill -- Washington   
Supreme Court rules warrantless GPS-tracking is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that police officers cannot use GPS devices to track a person's car without a warrant. -- Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion of the court. Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, filed a separate opinion but agreed with the court's decision...

Prison Planet / Associated Press    
Sen. Rand Paul detained by TSA over pat-down standoff  
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was briefly detained this morning after a standoff incident with TSA officers In Nashville. -- In a telephone interview with AP, Rand Paul confirmed that an "anomaly" on his knee was picked up by a full body scanner. Paul said he asked for another scan and refused a pat down by airport security. -- He said he was then "detained" in a small cubicle and consequently missed a flight to Washington...

Daily Caller   
Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder's resignation 
During a House GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday, press secretaries for Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor balked when asked if their bosses believe Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious. -- Sixty-three congressmen, two senators, two sitting governors and every major Republican presidential candidate have demanded Holder's ouster...

Alan Caruba -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Ga.     
35 reasons why Obama will lose in 2012    
One could make a very long list of reasons why Barack Obama will lose in the November election. Here's a short list why Obama has already worn out his welcome among the majority of Americans, including some of those who formerly supported him. -- As Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, his theme will be "economic fairness," but more net jobs have been lost on his watch (1,663,000)...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner  
Another swine flu outbreak in Mexico... Will Obama close the border now?
On Saturday, the health secretary of Mexico's Federal District, Armando Ahued told the press that a recent outbreak of A(H1N1) swine flu has killed two people (ages 19 and 21). The deaths occurred early this month in Mexico City. -- Ahued also said that there have now been110 confirmed cases of A(H1N1) in the capitol city alone, with 333 cases having been confirmed throughout Mexico in this most recent outbreak...

Allan Wall -- Mexidata.info    
Is Mexico's 2011 organized crime violence to be handed on?   
Calendar year 2011 has ended and 2012, an election year in both the USA and Mexico, has begun. -- On January 11th, 2012, the Mexican government released an official death toll of the ongoing drug cartel war. These statistics cover the period from January 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2011. That is, the first three quarters of 2011...

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