News of Import 6-12-2013
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that America
“owes” it to certain illegal aliens to pass legislation providing a “pathway to
This is a must watch video from Ted Cruz. He is a true patriot!
Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks on the Senate Floor in Opposition to the Gang of Eight Bill (Video)
used to be a fan and supporter of Gov. Brewer, but now I see she has stabbed
"We The People" in the back then rubbed salt
in the wound. This is unforgivable, and while I will give credit where credit
is due, she betrayed Arizona.
Gov. Jan Brewer sent five bills to the scrap heap Thursday in a pointed gesture intended to prod lawmakers into a deal on the budget and her plan to expand Medicaid. (The governor refuses to sign bills into law until she gets her way with expanding Medicaid. After a couple of years of Federal funding that would allow her to balance the books, it is the state tax payer who is on the hook for untold billions of dollars. To me this is something we must do something about.)
The five vetoes, follow-through on Brewer’s promise to block legislation until her top priorities move forward, capped a tense day that saw some lawmakers receive threats over their support for the plan to provide health care for more of the state’s poor.
In letters explaining her actions, Brewer revealed a growing impatience with the Legislature, which she noted has been in session for 130 days and has only five weeks until the constitutional deadline for a fiscal 2014 budget.
“I warned that I would not sign additional measures into law until we see resolution of the two most pressing issues facing us: adoption of a fiscal 2014 state budget and plan for Medicaid,” Brewer wrote. “It is disappointing I must demonstrate the moratorium was not an idle threat.”
Threats, vetoes fly as tensions rise over Medicaid expansion.
Fed up with weeks of debate and delay on her top legislative priority, Gov. Jan Brewer called lawmakers into an unprecedented special session late Tuesday, bypassing the leadership of her own party to push through Medicaid expansion and the 2014 budget.
The governors surprise move comes after House Speaker Andy Tobin - Paulden, AZ adjourned until Thursday, stalling efforts by a bipartisan House coalition to pass Brewer's 2014 budget and Medicaid expansion.
State law gives Brewer the authority to call a special session whenever she chooses. The only requirement is that she specify the topics of the session and not deviate from them, said election attorney Tom Ryan.
At least eight to 10 House Republicans are expected to join the chamber's 24 Democrats in support of expansion, a coalition that has been loosely organized for months.
Dems, moderate Republicans debate $8.8 billion budget
Gov. Brewer Surprises Tobin and Biggs with 5 PM Special Session
News of Import
Lead Story: The New Proposal in a Fed Report That
Involves Eminent Domain and the Government Seizing Mortgages
By utilizing their eminent domain authority, state and municipal governments could bypass the coordination problems posed by the pooling and servicing agreements. They could then reduce the principal on underwater loans, lowering the amount owed by borrowers and thereby reducing the risk of default.
Co-Lead Story: Gov’t welfare blamed for poverty
Lack of work ethic
Breakdown of families
Lack of good educational opportunities
Lack of job opportunities
The Unfinished Work of Welfare Reform
Los Angeles Gives Cars, iPads, Cash to Student Winners of 'Attendance Challenge' (Why get a job when you can get a free car just for showing up.)
Report: DHS Halted Background Checks to Meet Flood of Amnesty Requests
Memos and emails obtained through the FOIA reveal that the agency suspended conducting full criminal background checks on illegals applying for the program
DHS staff were even informed that that an immigrant's failure to produce valid identification should not be a reason to delay their application for amnesty
Senate S.744, the Schumer-Rubio “comprehensive” immigration amnesty bill.
1) “Multiple triggers”/Legalization is immediate. DHS just has to write border “plan.” The most any “triggers” can possibly do is delay green cards and citizenship.
2) “90 % effectiveness”/ If not reached, triggers only toothless commission. … Also: “90% effectiveness”–as defined by DHS–is really more like 50%.
3) “Pay back taxes”/ Only if already “assessed” by IRS (unlikely). Newly legalized may instead get refunds.
4) “Learn English”/ Only need to sign up for English class.
5) “Clean record”/ Allows two free misdemeanors. Additional misdemeanors (including assaults) can be waived by DHS.
6) No “public charge.” Must earn 125% of poverty line / They’re going to deport people who earn only 124% or less? Ha.
7) “Pay a fine”/ Can be waived by DHS
8) “Back of the line”/ Get to wait out the line while living in the U.S. (unlike suckers trying to come here legally).
9) Border fence/ Leaves it up to DHS, which decided not to complete fence in first place
10) “Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy”/ Only has to be “substantially” operational–whatever that means, as defined by DHS–before green cards are issued. (Legalization has already happened, remember!)
11) “E-verify” employment checks/ Replaces E-Verify with new system. Requires only that this system be “implemented” ( 30%? 70%? Who knows?). Subject to lawsuit. If still in court after 10 years, never mind!
12) Entry-exit system for visas/Has been required since 1996. DHS must only be “using” a system before green cards can be issued. (Using in 10% of airports? 50%? Again, who knows?)
Six big problems with the immigration bill from someone who has actually read it (With Video) This is a must-watch video
Rubio: Legalization first, border security whenever
Rubio said: “Let’s be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”
Below is an interesting video with some good facts even if she bashes my religion at the beginning.
Amnesty with Ann Coulter: Don't Let Washington Scandals Distract You From the Real Outrage! (Video)
The real hole in the border bill
JOHN R. LOTT JR.
Obama Considers Resettling Tens of Thousands Syrian Refugees in the US
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
No matter how you feel about Prism or Stellar Wind, there is a tremendous irony in the way that Obama proclaimed himself against all of this, and then threw himself into surveillance like Pres. Bush on hyper steroids, and it’s odd indeed that the New York Times collects Pulitzer Prizes for publishing classified information, yet never seems to get investigated, while a Fox News reporter finds himself under potential criminal scrutiny for publishing a leak under a Democrat administration.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Mark Levin explains the Framers’ perspective on search and seizure (Audio)
The Center for Public Integrity reports:
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, who signed an order requiring Verizon to give the National Security Agency telephone records for tens of millions of American customers, attended an expense-paid judicial seminar sponsored by a libertarian think tank that featured lectures from a vocal proponent of executive branch powers. Liberals are claiming it is the rights fault, when if you noticed the original story broke in Britain’s virulently anti-American Guardian newspaper, As I mentioned, the NYT gets awards while non-water carrying media and new media gets attacked and investigated. You make the call.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant. - Aesop
NSA Leaker Surfaces in Hong Kong
NSA leaker goes public and suggests he is defecting to China
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sorts of things' (video)
This has happened before!
2008: NSA mocked personal phone calls from the battlefield
From the liberal ABC
UK also secretly gathering information through PRISM
Even law-abiding people should oppose surveillance
Your Computer Is Bugging Your House
Former NSA Employee Leaked Surveillance Details (Stellar Wind) Prior to Snowden (With Video)
Military told not to read Obama-scandal news
Verizon phone records story off-limits to airmen
Crossing the line on metadata
Refusing to focus on jihadist threats, Team Obama targets all of us for scrutiny
The Damage Is Done
NSA Leak Prompts Countermeasures by Terrorists
House committee looks into IRS seizure of 60 million medical records
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Scores Major Victory Over Infamous Atheist Group in ‘Day of Prayer’ Court Battle
FEMA Now Refusing Aid to Texas Town Devastated by Explosion: Not Severe Enough to Warrant It
Get a First-Look at the Pro-Gun Documentary That Could Transform Americans’ Views on the Second Amendment
Police Confiscate Veteran’s Antique Guns Following a Visit With His Therapist (With Video)
State Dept. accused of covering up indiscretions around the globe
Ambassador In Prostitute Scandal Has Anti-Israel Past
Obama bundler ambassador Howard Gutman solicited underage prostitutes, I.G. report alleges
Above the Law: Government Officials Engaged in Insider Trading With Medicare Stocks
When everything is a crime, government data mining matters
Obama: 'We Don't Want to Tax All Businesses Out of Business'
Obama's ATF Nominee on DOJ's Fast and Furious Design Team
Campus bans guns, tells people to nod at attackers
Sharon Houlette, a detective with the UALR Department of Public Safety, responded to the thread with advice for avoiding being attacked, which included a suggestion to “glance or nod” at possible attackers.
Kuwaiti court gives woman 11 years in jail for insulting emir
Egyptian Girl, 13, Dies During Female Circumcision Procedure Sparking Condemnation
'Germany backs labels for goods from settlements'
German gov't document gives backing to EU efforts to put "Made in Israel" label only on products from within pre-1967 lines.
Girl Scouts Face Abortion Controversy
A recent Girl Scout-sponsored event in New York City, billed as one that would “celebrate women and girls,” featured a live screening and panel discussion of the documentary MAKERS, a feminist, pro-abortion video
End of News of Import 6-12-2013