Headlines and quotes from all over (11/13/2006 – 11/15/2006):
November 15, 2006
“Ho ho ho—and it’s not even Christmas yet. From Texas:
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas—City Council members Monday night unanimously passed ordinances they hope will curtail illegal aliens, but said they expected the new laws to be fought in court.
Hundreds were turned away from City Hall, and the council chamber itself was filled to legal occupancy as the city leaders passed the strictest set of ordinances against illegal entry in any Texas city.
The voters hated the GOP’s official amnesty policy. So how do we get back into power? More of the same. …
“Given the egregiously false or erroneous reporting—as well as some outright malicious lies about the status of MCDC finances that this organization has endured—the Board has decided that this year and this year only MCDC will emulate publicly-traded company standards and release MCDC’s first year audited financial statements, in addition to the normal 990 documentation.
“… renewed confidence from the pro-Pence crowd — that he has picked up support and members who were undecided or “slightly leaning” Boehner may be going Pence.
Between Boehner and Pence, I vote Pence. He’s at least admitting he made a mistake on immigration and is promising to do better.
In what is believed to be one of the most sweeping crackdowns in the state, Cherokee County is considering fining property owners who rent apartments to illegal immigrants. …
“If more and more county governments begin to enact codes such as this, it may send a message,” said Cherokee County Commissioner Derek Good. “Come here the right way and be welcomed with open arms. Come the wrong way, and frankly, it’s not going to be so comfortable.”
“Open-border conservatives love to tout the myth of the redemptive Hispanic, whose strong family values will allegedly return America to its traditional roots. Don’t buy it: No ethnic group in the U.S. is producing out-of-wedlock children at a higher rate than Hispanics.
As with immigration, now that the president’s got a Democratic majority he’s free to indulge his dumbest leftist instincts.
God only knows what that’ll mean.
How about this, Mexico? You keep your folks on your side of the border and we’ll keep ours on our side. Deal?
I’m a big fan of Hugh Hewitt, but I think this theory he’s been plugging for quite a while about…
“…On Laura Ingraham’s radio show: — He no longer supports the “Compromise Plan’ that he did over the summer — So the Ellis Island Centers are history — Tom Tancredo and Steve King support him for Minority Leader — …
November 14, 2006
“And, given that we’ve got a competent, inspiring guy like Pence to provide it, I pray the Republicans will do the right thing. That does not, of course, mean they will.
Sez Allah: They won’t.
“… abortion is partly to blame because it is causing a shortage of American workers. …
“Mexico Congress OKs resolution asking U.S. Congress to suspend illegal immigrants’ deportation
“High School Welcomes Illegal Immigrants as They Work Toward the American Dream
“The Mexican Consulate and two Houston hospitals joined forces Monday, opening a medical information center to help guide immigrants through the health care system and ease the burden on strapped hospital emergency services.
“U.S. Border Patrol agents crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico last week while chasing a drug smuggling suspect, Border Patrol officials said Monday.
“After all their glee about “hearing the American people” after the election, Dems seem to have a very short attention span. Or, just like your toddler, there is some significant ‘selective’ hearing going on.
In this instance, the demand by the American people for border/homeland security established by a border fence, may be completely scrapped.
“The incoming U.S. Congress will review the law mandating 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and may seek to scrap the plan altogether.
“Every sovereign nation has a responsibility to secure its border. In Congress, I’ll make it a top priority to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and stop illegal immigration.
I’ll deliver results, not rhetoric, and will work with both Republicans and Democrats to get the job done. This includes both securing our border and offering realistic solutions for the immigration problem our country faces.
Specifically, I’ll work to
* Station more Border Patrol agents along the border;
* Put more high-tech tools along the border so we can better monitor border activity;
* Extend existing fencing in urban areas;
* Establish a temporary worker program that allows us to keep track of who crosses our borders; and
* Hold employers accountable for whom they hire.
I oppose amnesty and will not support it.
“Mexican officials are upset that U.S. Border Patrol agents apparently crossed the border into Mexico without permission while chasing drug smugglers last week.
“Another score for the Laura Ingraham Show: Why would Tom Tancredo be working with a guy who once supported Ellis Island centers for illegals? Because with a “massive amnesty bill” coming from the White House, the time for intra-party squabbling is over.
“I’m stunned by this news: The incoming U.S. Congress will review the law mandating 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and may seek to scrap the plan altogether.
“The democrats really can’t help themselves… they really can’t…
Democrats announce plans to block terrorist surveillance measures during the lame duck session!
… Let’s see, already democrats announce their plans to…
* Cut and Run from Iraq (check)
* Raise taxes (check)
* Announce numerous investigations on the Administration (check)
* Complain about oil dependency while banning exploration and drilling (check)
* Promote scandal plagued senator to Majority leader (check)
* Denounce passport checks at the border (check)
* Secure foreign terrorist rights (check)
“NumbersUSA, which is a hard core anti-illegal immigration website, had some interesting statistics about the 2006 election that you’ll never…
“Below Paul takes issue with Tamar Jacoby’s reading of “The politics of immigration reform.”
“Language is the keystone to politics. This past week I gave some lectures about illegal immigration. I noticed how the supporters of open borders so often prefer to demonize their opponents as “anti-immigrant”, hoping to reframe the debate into Americans’ supposed animosity against individual arrivals, legal and illegal….
“Rove allegedly leaked his name before any formal decision had been made. Why? Just maybe to head off any grassroots groundswell for Michael Steele among the membership before it got started and assure that their fair-haired boy, Senator Mel, would be in a position of authority to campaign on behalf of the amnesty bill Bush is so hot for.…
November 13, 2006
“…Morgan brought up the Napa Valley vineyard Pelosi owns and the people who work for her.
This piece by Tamar Jacoby about the role of the illegal immigration issue in last week’s election …
The feds won’t do it, especially now that our pro-amnesty president has a pro-amnesty Congress to work with…
I hope that the logic of the claims over photo ID disenfranchising voters will be really questioned. …
“Democrats know better than to betray their base of supporters—welfare state beneficiaries, the teachers’ unions, environmental zealots, the ACLU and tort lawyers—the way the elder President Bush betrayed his supporters who relied on his “no new taxes” pledge and the way the current President Bush betrayed them by attempting to create amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.
“…If he’s approved, the incoming Chairman will be Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fl), a Bush-style double-talker on immigration.
Thanks to our friends at the Laura Ingraham Show for the clip. Like Kyl says, the question is whether they have the votes. Do they?
“Democrats really would like to hold on to the majorities they just managed to get when the American public fired the Republicans.
Now, they’re re-thinking illegal immigration. Note that the article says that “lobbyists and Democrats have less than a year”–which shows you exactly who (with any power) supports amnesty in Congress today: lobbyists and the Democrat leadership.
“This is the first town in Texas that had the guts to do what’s right,” Susie Hart, who grew up in Farmers Branch, said during a recent demonstration outside City Hall. “The education system is tanking, health care has gone through the roof, everybody is bilingual.”
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