Comment Last Three
January 07, 2011
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I will not be posting my comments due to a lack of time that is required by my business and family. If you need to contact me, please use my Fackbook page. Thanks.
October 20, 2010
Did I hear Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, D, right during his second debate with former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich? Did O'Malley call illegal immigrants "new Americans"? Yes, he did and they are NOT new Americans, but are illegal aliens who vote Democrat through fraud.
O'Malley's exact quote was this, part of his response to a question about illegal immigration. "There is this nativism rising up and this desire to blame new Americans for the problems in our economy." Yeah, he said it. And Ehrlich was quick to pounce on the gaffe. "If somebody breaks in my house, is that a new member of my family that night?"
At another point in the debate, Ehrlich aimed this salvo at O'Malley: "I think we have finally focused on the problem: The governor doesn't understand the fundamentals of state government."
O'Malley sure as heck doesn't understand how people who immigrate to this country get to be "new Americans." Sneaking into the country illegally -- or staying put after a visa has expired -- isn't part of the process.
Those interested in knowing what that process is need only Google the three simple words "naturalization," "process" and "American." They'll immediately see the topic "Naturalization Process, How To Become A U.S. Citizen" on the Web site uscitizenship.info/ins-citizenship-process. Once searchers click on the link, they'll come to a page of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS for short. (In simpler times, this was the government agency known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service.)
The USCIS page lists the four steps immigrants need to take if they want to become "new Americans." Those steps are:
1. Submit a complete application.
2. Get fingerprinted.
3. Attend a USCIS interview and take tests.
4. Take the oath to become a "new American."
At least three steps of that four-step process are relatively easy for those immigrants who've entered the country legally: submitting the application, getting fingerprinted and taking the oath. The third step has two parts, which might present a difficulty for some. Even if immigrants wishing to become naturalized citizens ace the interview, they still face the hurdle of passing the English and civics tests. But at least they have the comfort of knowing that many native-born, English-speaking Americans probably couldn't pass the darned tests either.
Illegal immigrants, almost by definition, can't participate in the four-step process. For the interview, they would have to bring identification "and any other documents that the USCIS may have requested." To even begin the process -- the application -- they would need supporting documents and two passport-size photos.
So how, as O'Malley suggested, would we "create a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants? Why, by having all 12 million of them bypass the four-step process, of course. That's precisely what those who support a "pathway to citizenship" are proposing. That's why Americans should reject such foolishness out of hand. O'Malley supports CASA who in turn supports illegals and does voter registration.
The phrase O'Malley should have used in lieu of "new Americans" is "new Marylanders." The nation's leading sanctuary state east of the Mississippi has created its own criteria for state citizenship. Maryland spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year on illegals and we are over run by these individuals in our communities. They are involved in fraud, crime, and are bad for for economy and social services.
And it also has four steps:
1. Enter the country, preferably illegally.
2. Whine about being a victim even though you've broken our nation's laws. In fact, make no reference at all to your breaking the law. Talk about your "rights" instead.
3. Pin the racist tag on anyone who opposes your flagrant breaking of the law.
4. This is the most important step of all: Vote Democratic.
"New Americans" indeed. If there were an award given for the most craven display of caving in to an interest group, O'Malley would win it hands down. DO NOT VOTE for O'MALLEY.
July 10, 2010
We wish Iraq well in the formation of their new government. Iraq is an example of what can be accomplished in the Middle East. Democracy and security are priority for the citizens of Iraq in order to get back to a normal life. People in Iraq want peace and a safe place to live with their families. All Muslims must fight the Islamic terrorists who threaten their countries and their citizens.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Friday that the formation of an Iraqi government was near, four months after an inconclusive election threw the fledgling democracy into its latest political stalemate.
"We hope to form the government in August," said Mr. Allawi, whose secular and Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc narrowly won the most seats in the March 7 vote. "The negotiations between the political groups entered their last phase, and we wish to close this file as soon as possible."
Mr. Allawi made the comments in Beirut after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
While several questions remain unresolved -- among them, who will be the next prime minister -- any governing coalition is expected to include Mr. Allawi's bloc; incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law alliance; the Iranian-aligned Iraqi National Alliance (INA); and the Kurdish alliance. Combined, the four parties won 293 out of the 325 seats in the Iraqi parliament.
After the election, Mr. al-Maliki's group merged with the third-place INA, giving the super-bloc 159 seats -- four shy of a majority. Since then, Mr. al-Maliki and Mr. Allawi have argued over who has the right to lead the next government.
Last weekend, Vice President Joe Biden urged Iraq's leaders to end the impasse on a visit to Baghdad. They are learning that Democracy is not easy---just like here in the United States.
May 04, 2010
The below is important to read so you understand why AZ wants to stop illegal immigration, gangs, drug runners, etc.
"I want to explain why SB 1070 is needed"
I’m Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070 which I voted for and was just signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Rancher Rob Krentz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago. I participated in a senate hearing two weeks ago on the border violence, here is just some of the highlights from those who testified.
The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property . One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY come across his ranch vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles and property, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead bodies and two Koran bibles.
Another rancher testified that daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation. A point man with a machine gun goes in front, 1/2 mile behind are the guards fully armed, 1/2 mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs 1/2 mile are more guards. These people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. This was not the only rancher we heard that day that talked about the drug trains.
One man told of two illegal’s who came upon his property one shot in the back and the other in the arm by the drug runners who had forced them to carry the drugs and then shot them. Daily they listen to gun fire during the night it is not safe to leave his family alone on the ranch and they can’t leave the ranch for fear of nothing being left when they come back.
The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then they can take them back across the border.
Federal prisons have over 35% illegal’s and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegal’s. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.
The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change in the people coming they are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.
The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states. We have been over run and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The healthcare cost billions of dollars. Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally. It has to stop. The border can be secured. We have the technology we have the ability to stop this invasion. We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.
I would give amnesty today to many, but here is the problem, we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no good to forgive them because thousands will come behind them and we will be over run to the point that there will no longer be the United States of America but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under? How long will it be before we will be just like Mexico, Canada or any of the other Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our language, everything must be printed in Spanish also. We have already lost our history it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.
The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany. Are you kidding. The ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally, but it was an effort to try and stop illegal’s from setting up businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement when there is probable cause like a traffic stop to determine if they are here legally. Federal law is very clear if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times. That is the law. In Arizona all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID. This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the street etc… The Socialist who are in power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something and that something the Socialist wants us to do is just let them come. They want the “Transformation” to continue.
Maybe it is too late to save America. Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic. Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country. Freedom is not free.
Arizona State Senator
March 14, 2010
The Washington Post thinks that Fox News is unfair, unbalanced and unchecked. Really? What do you think is the attitude of the Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS? These news organizations are really the mouth-piece for all liberals.
Howard Raines wants to blame Fox News for Obama's sinking poll ratings and Americans being against the Obama health care bill. Does he ever think that it is Obama's socialist and far-left views?
Fox News informs the American public on the critical issues of the health care debate and all of the socialist issues being pushed on us. The liberal media will not report the details of this bill or others that are being pushed through Congress and the White Hosue. Americans do not want to be like Europe.
We thank God for Fox News since the liberal media will not report the news correctly since they want liberal agendas. We also appreciate Democrats who are standing up against this out-of-control health care bill that is being forced down the throats of the American public. When liberals complain about something, it means that it is effective.
We want Fox News to keep up its fair and balanced news coverage since the traditional medial outlets do not.
February 26, 2009
With the drug war on our southern border, why does the Obama administration want to stop ICE from doing its job? Illegal immigrants are the root cause of our drug and gang crisis as they stream illegally across our borders. Why does Obama and the open-border groups want illegal Mexicans and others in the US? It is all about political power, votes, and unions. We want the government to protect us, our country, and our rights.
Immigrant rights groups blasted President Obama on Wednesday for breaking what they called his "personal commitment" to change Bush-era immigration raids after U.S. authorities raided an engine machine shop in Washington state and detained illegal immigrants. The Obama administration itself seemed taken aback by the raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano vowing to Congress that she would "get to the bottom of this."
"The secretary is not happy and this is not her policy," a Homeland Security official said Wednesday evening, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the secretary's review is ongoing. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said "these raids are not a long-term solution."
"Secretary Napolitano is conducting a thorough review of ICE, including enforcement," Mr. Shapiro said. "The president believes we must respect due process and our best values as we enforce the law. The real answer to our broken immigration system is to fix it. The president has said that we will start the immigration reform debate this year, and this continues to be the plan."
The raid in Bellingham, Wash., was the first major workplace enforcement action since Mr. Obama took office, but the second time a law enforcement action has angered the White House.
In a statement, ICE said the raid was the result of a gang investigation.
Ms. Napolitano said she expects ICE actions at work sites to focus on employers "who intentionally and knowingly exploit the illegal labor market." "That has impacts on American workers, it has impacts on wage levels, often has undue impacts on the illegal workers themselves, and our ICE efforts should be focused on those sorts of things and we should really have thought through the prosecutions that are going to result and the deportations that will result after any sort of work-force action," she said.
With this kind of attitude and lack of security enforcement, why should Ms. Napolitano be Secretary of Homeland Security?
January 11, 2009
The below article is in the Washington Post today. I have been saying for years that the welcome-mat for illegals is bad news for our community. Illegal immigrants bring their own culture and criminal ways with them while they will join gangs and then commit crime when the jobs are not there. Many of us in the county have been victims of crime from illegal immigrants. Ike Leggett is still supporting CASA and the illegal immigrant community, instead of the tax paying citizens. It is time to throw Ike Leggett out of office and demand that the Police Chief do his job in identifying these individuals.
Attitudes Shift on Illegal Residents
Some Link Crime In Montgomery To Immigration
By Dan Morse and Ann E. Marimow
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, January 11, 2009; A01
For years, mainstream Montgomery County has been generally accepting of illegal immigrants, and county leaders followed suit, pledging not to enforce immigration laws even as police agencies elsewhere in the region began to do so.
But public sentiment appears to be shifting in Montgomery, driven less by ideology than by alarm over rising crime and the recent slayings of a 14-year-old honor student on a county transit bus and a 63-year-old woman in her Bethesda home.
"People who are very, very tolerant want to see some changes," said County Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large), one of five council members who said in interviews that public opinion has shifted in recent months.
Elrich said crime has "really hit home" even in his neighborhood of Takoma Park, a city that since 1985 has officially refused to identify or report undocumented immigrants. Mariana Cordier, who grew up in the county and is a past president of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, said residents are increasingly linking crime to illegal immigration.
"It's been slow to come to Montgomery County," she said of that perception, "but it has arrived."
Police Chief J. Thomas Manger is developing a proposal to have county police officers check the immigration status of suspects arrested for violent crimes and weapons offenses.
"I wouldn't have gone for it a year ago," Bethesda resident Judy Campbell said recently, leaving a natural food co-op in Takoma Park with soy milk and a slice of vegan double-chocolate fudge cake. "Until this series of violent crimes, it wasn't on my radar screen."
Campbell, a 50-year-old nurse, is an avowed liberal. She thinks illegal immigrants deserve publicly funded health care. She once voted for Dennis Kucinich. And for the upcoming inauguration, she plans to participate in Chant4Change, an event that bills itself as a gathering for "conscious revolutionaries."
December 31, 2008
I hope everyone has great success in his/her personal, social, and economic goals in the new year. What will happen in the United States in 2009?
1. Will the new administration control government spending and protect its citizens?
2. Will the new Congress do its job by focusing on American issues, not party issues?
3. Will our elected leaders stop illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking?
4. Will we drill for oil in Alaska and off of our shores?
5. Will we control voter fraud and protect our right to secure elections?
6. Will the US and global economy get better with big government spending?
7. Will Governor Blagojevich resign or be convicted?
8. Will the Republican Party retool itself?
9. Will Iraq do more for itself and require fewer US troops?
10. Will Baltimore win the Super Bowl?
11. Will terrorist (Iran) attack more and spread their violence?
12. Will individuals be more responsible for their actions?
13. Will education get better so more minorities are not in jail?
14. Will President Bush pardon the two CBP agents who are in jail?
15. Will our 401 K and stocks return to 2008 levels?
16. Will we have major weather issues in the US?
17. Will the unions get the "Card Check" legislation passed in Congress?
18. Will our taxes be raised and we have less money for our families?
19. Will our allies assist us with key foreign and international issues?
20. Will we work hard and do the best we can for our families and our country?