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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Glenn Spencer is on special assignment. Features will resume soon.

Mexico's Zetas rewrite drug war in blood    
Mexican government forces had bottled up a band of enemy fighters in this tiny village late last year, but feared they would escape into the dusty, rock-strewn hills. So more than 600 soldiers and federal police closed in from all directions with armored Humvees and helicopters. -- The outlaws responded with a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47 assault-rifle fire, tearing apart one federal police vehicle...

Press Release  
Ford Foundation awards radical ADL $500,000 grant 
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to expand its research work on anti-immigrant groups, and to continue support for Making Diversity Count®, the League's award-winning online anti-bias training program for educators. -And- The Ford Foundation grant will enable ADL's Center on Extremism to expand its efforts to gather, analyze and circulate information related to local and national anti-immigrant groups...

KPCC-FM -- Pasadena, Calif. 
Jury recommends death sentence for Jamiel Shaw Jr.'s killer 
The jury has recommended the death penalty in the trial of gang member Pedro Espinoza for shooting and killing Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr. [shown at left] four years ago. -- The jury had to decide whether Espinoza deserved the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Prosecutors had asked a Los Angeles jury to recommend that Espinoza be put to death for the killing... [Related]

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas    
Cloned Fed Ex truck led to drugs, ammunition    
La Joya, Texas -- A suspicious vehicle led to the discovery of cash, ammunition and drugs. Investigators stopped the vehicle as it left a ranch earlier today. The vehicle turned out to be a cloned Fed Ex truck. -- We're told the truck had magnetic license plates that matched the numbers of a legitimate Fed Ex truck. Investigators found marijuana residue in the truck and arrested the driver...

Sequim (Wash.) Gazette     sc 
ACLU files suit against Border Patrol    
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol on April 26 on behalf of three Clallam County residents. -- The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, claims the Border Patrol on the Olympic Peninsula conducts traffic stops without legal justification, creating a climate of fear and anxiety...

Poll: 50% say U.S. will go bankrupt    
Two new polls show Americans remain pessimistic about the economy --- by far the key issue heading into the November presidential election. -- A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that more than 80 percent of respondents still rate the national economy negatively. -- The survey also found that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has now tied President Obama on who is most capable of fixing the economy...

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WND.com 
Sheriff Joe: 'I'm not going to call it quits'    
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the decision by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to place Barack Obama's name on the state's presidential ballot won't put an end to the investigation by his Cold Case posse team, which now has its lead detective on the ground in Honolulu. -- "No, I'm not going to call it quits," Arpaio told WND. -- "I'm not calling my Cold Case Posse investigators home from Hawaii..."

Fox News  
Arizona officially accepts Obama's birth record    
The State of Arizona has officially accepted President Barack Obama's birth records, ending a highly publicized, and highly controversial, "fishing trip" by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona state officials. -- The announcement came Tuesday, by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who said he received information from Hawaii that proves President Obama's American birth...

Chris Sullivan -- LewRockwell.com  
14 signposts to slavery    
In 1972 a wonderful little book was published. It arrived with little fanfare yet somehow it has managed to survive for 25 years. Most people have never read it. These are the same people who today are asking questions about what went wrong with America. These are the same people who today find that their plans for the future, no matter how hard they have worked to make those plans a reality, have vanished into thin air...

Associated Press  
Illegals arrested in phony UPS van    
Niland, Calif. -- Authorities say it was a special delivery indeed: 13 illegal [aliens] stuffed in a phony UPS van. -- The U.S. Border Patrol says agents in Southern California stopped the van last Friday as it tried to circumvent a highway checkpoint near Niland, an Imperial Valley community near the Mexican border. -- Officials say they found 13 Mexican citizens hiding inside the back of the van...

John Daly          sc 
China warns Australia to choose "Godfather" -- China or U.S.  
It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. -- The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels. -- One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein occurred last week when Song Xiaojun, a former senior officer of the People's Liberation Army, warned that...

Sen. Vitter urges Senate to pass his bill ending tax loophole for illegals 
On Tuesday, Sen. Vitter (R-La.) took the fight to end a massive tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to receive thousands of dollars in tax refunds to the Senate floor. The loophole allows anyone who has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to claim children on their income tax filings, enabling them to receive up to a $1,000 tax credit for every child they list. Sen. Vitter's bill (S.577) would require anyone who claims...

Rich Lowry -- National Review  
Assimilation, now more than ever     
In the most predictable demographic revolution ever, the Census Bureau reported that nonwhite babies now make up a majority of all births. -- This shift was inevitable as long as the basic architecture of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act remained in place. It ended the old system of per-country quotas and --- together with subsequent liberalizations --- unleashed a flood of immigration from Latin America and Asia....

Eugene Girin -- VDare.com  
Will the U.S. go "Into the Cannibal's Pot"?    
The Census Bureau's announcement that a majority of births in the U.S. last year were non-white makes Ilana Mercer's latest book, Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa more relevant to Americans than ever. -- Not surprisingly, no mainstream publisher would have anything to do with this a stunning indictment of the state of affairs in Bantu-ruled South Africa, even though most...

Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette 
Illegal alien apprehended in assault and attempted rape, kidnapping   
Sarasota Springs, NY -- A 67-year-old woman was assaulted early this morning while waiting in her car for her husband, police said. -- Antonio Lopez-Bautista, 18, was charged with three felonies, included attempted kidnapping, in connection with the incident, and police said he is in this country illegally. -- City police alleged Lopez-Bautista came up behind the vehicle parked near Congress and South Franklin streets...

CBS-TV -- Dallas  
Dallas pizza chain giving free pizza for ordering in Spanish    
A local pizza chain that made waves in 2007 for accepting Mexican Pesos for payment has come up with a new way to generate some buzz for itself, offering free pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish. -- Dallas-based Pizza Patron will be offering free pizza on June 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to anyone who places their order in Spanish. -- The promotion was announced in a company press release as a way to honor the "positive force of change immigrants have made in communities throughout America."

Associated Press   
Chipotle discloses criminal probe on immigration    
Denver -- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said on Tuesday that federal prosecutors are investigating the company for possible criminal violations of securities laws related to its hiring practices. -- The Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement unit is already probing the company for compliance with employee work authorization laws. The company said Friday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has also...

Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal 
Activist lauds Board of Commissioners role in ICE program 
Foes of the immigration issue squared off moments after the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved an immigration employment agreement with a federal agency Tuesday evening. -- During the public comment portion of the meeting, immigration enforcement activist D.A. King, founder of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, praised commissioners for becoming the first county or city government in Georgia...

KUSA-TV -- Denver  
Open borders crowd pushes driver's licenses for illegals in Colorado    
[Illegal alien (criminal) "rights"]  advocates in Colorado want public support for allowing illegal [aliens] to seek licenses to drive. -- The activists say they will seek a ballot measure to change a law that requires proof of legal residency to be issued a Colorado driver's license. They say illegal [aliens] are driving anyway, and that the public would be safer if those drivers could seek licenses and auto insurance...

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