Monthly Archives: June 2007

Immigration Debate Shows Us Why Americans and Oregonians Don’t Trust Lawmakers

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

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Smith Votes No on Cloture, but Yes’s Win

FROM NUMBERS USA:
Senate Votes “YES” on Cloture – and on Amnesty

CLICK HERE to visit the Senate Vote Day Action Center for more information on the “compromise” bill, S. 1639 (formerly S. 1348).(June 26) By a 64-35 margin, the Senate voted to bring S. 1639, the “corrected and updated” version of S. 1348, to the floor. On this matter, a senator’s “YES” vote on cloture was equivalent to a vote for amnesty. Here are the votes.
Polls consistently show Americans oppose Senate bill.


Robert Rector on this Amnesty Bill:

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Smith Votes No on Cloture, but Yes’s Win

FROM NUMBERS USA:
Senate Votes “YES” on Cloture – and on Amnesty

CLICK HERE to visit the Senate Vote Day Action Center for more information on the “compromise” bill, S. 1639 (formerly S. 1348).(June 26) By a 64-35 margin, the Senate voted to bring S. 1639, the “corrected and updated” version of S. 1348, to the floor. On this matter, a senator’s “YES” vote on cloture was equivalent to a vote for amnesty. Here are the votes.
Polls consistently show Americans oppose Senate bill.


Robert Rector on this Amnesty Bill:

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CLOTURE VOTE 8:30AM TUESDAY; CALL GORDON SMITH TO SAY ‘NO’ ON CLOTURE

CALL NOW 202 224 3121
Meantime in Portland at a rally Sunday afternoon. Illegal aliens were demanding the United State stop enforcing its laws because they’re being deprived! Here are some lovely quotes>

Through an interpreter a woman who had been arrested at Fresh Del Monte (and wearing a lojack) said that ICE (and by extension America) deprived her of her American dream:

“She said that she is devastated, you know, after she was being arrested oh, that the American dream is kind of being broken for her.”

One of the organizers of the one block long rally Sunday in front of the federal building in northwest Portland said it was meant to show ICE that they’re not afraid of them and, oh by the way, ICE are a bunch of terrorists:

“Well it’s [the rally] just to show ICE we’re not afraid of them. They’re trying to terrorize our community. They’re creating trauma, psychological trauma.
Reporter:They’re terrorists?
They are the ones they’re terrorizing the community at large.”

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CLOTURE VOTE 8:30AM TUESDAY; CALL GORDON SMITH TO SAY ‘NO’ ON CLOTURE

CALL NOW 202 224 3121
Meantime in Portland at a rally Sunday afternoon. Illegal aliens were demanding the United State stop enforcing its laws because they’re being deprived! Here are some lovely quotes>

Through an interpreter a woman who had been arrested at Fresh Del Monte (and wearing a lojack) said that ICE (and by extension America) deprived her of her American dream:

“She said that she is devastated, you know, after she was being arrested oh, that the American dream is kind of being broken for her.”

One of the organizers of the one block long rally Sunday in front of the federal building in northwest Portland said it was meant to show ICE that they’re not afraid of them and, oh by the way, ICE are a bunch of terrorists:

“Well it’s [the rally] just to show ICE we’re not afraid of them. They’re trying to terrorize our community. They’re creating trauma, psychological trauma.
Reporter:They’re terrorists?
They are the ones they’re terrorizing the community at large.”

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On Clay Pigeons and Ostriches

So Gordon Smith is going to transcribe the King bill (forcing employers to match names with SS #’s –a great idea, by the way and doing it at Lars’ request) and introduce it in the Senate in the debate over Senate Bill 1639 (new bill # because 1348 is just soooooo last week).
So how will this be achieved? This emailer is dubious and might just have this right to wit: Gordon might be doing to placate us and in reality is just sticking his head in the sand:


Subject: Clay Pigeons

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:57:14 +0000
“Clay Pigeon” is a Senate procedure and here is how it works.
Gordon is looking for a way to justify voting for the immigration bill by
suggesting that he will propose this amendment supported by Lars.
This is a red herring, because the first vote on the floor will be for
“cloture” and all amendments previously approved by a committee of traitors
will not be allowed on the floor until the cloture vote is taken.
After that point only a majority of votes (instead of a two-thirds majority)
are necessary to pass any amendment and for that matter the entire bill.
Gordon Smith skates by voting for cloture to allow for his amendment. Then
his amendment is voted down and Gordon loses, but in reality he wins.

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CALL YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY: TUESDAY THEY VOTE ON SCAMNESTY SB 1639

Our friends over at Numbers USA tell us about how some folks find it difficult to pick up the phone to call and say NO to cloture and NO to Senate Bill 1639 (the NEW, NEW amnesty bill). Here’s how one man got over the fear of calling:

“Personally, I find it difficult to call my Senators, but believe the calls are important. Here’s what I do to build my courage to call: I think about the men who have died for our country some in the most hellish ways – doing their duty – then I think about the Senators who are turning their back on the country these men died for, then I ask myself if I can do my duty to America this easy and painless way. It usually does the trick.”
———-Larry Nichols, Reno, Nevada

Last night Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison jettisoned away from the amnesty backers. Mitch McConnell is publicly declaring he’s mulling over the bill. Gordon Smith says he’s against amnesty and I’d like to believe him. Georgia’s Senators are now a solid no on amnesty. Texas Senator John Cornyn is now a solid no way.
In addition, the AFL-CIO has suddenly found religion and says—this just in–that Senate bill 1639 will “hurt American workers.” Plus the president of the group called the Hispanic Federation says this bill blows (no I don’t know if they’re holding out for something even worse but …one fight at a time).

Connect with your Senators by calling, faxing, writing to them. Here’s where.
DO IT TODAY! TUESDAY THEY VOTE!

The Heritage Foundation has a copy of it here.
Download S.1639: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 20 MB)

See the poll talked about by Colin Hanna of Weneedafence.com on the show here.

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On Clay Pigeons and Ostriches

So Gordon Smith is going to transcribe the King bill (forcing employers to match names with SS #’s –a great idea, by the way and doing it at Lars’ request) and introduce it in the Senate in the debate over Senate Bill 1639 (new bill # because 1348 is just soooooo last week).
So how will this be achieved? This emailer is dubious and might just have this right to wit: Gordon might be doing to placate us and in reality is just sticking his head in the sand:


Subject: Clay Pigeons

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:57:14 +0000
“Clay Pigeon” is a Senate procedure and here is how it works.
Gordon is looking for a way to justify voting for the immigration bill by
suggesting that he will propose this amendment supported by Lars.
This is a red herring, because the first vote on the floor will be for
“cloture” and all amendments previously approved by a committee of traitors
will not be allowed on the floor until the cloture vote is taken.
After that point only a majority of votes (instead of a two-thirds majority)
are necessary to pass any amendment and for that matter the entire bill.
Gordon Smith skates by voting for cloture to allow for his amendment. Then
his amendment is voted down and Gordon loses, but in reality he wins.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY: TUESDAY THEY VOTE ON SCAMNESTY SB 1639

Our friends over at Numbers USA tell us about how some folks find it difficult to pick up the phone to call and say NO to cloture and NO to Senate Bill 1639 (the NEW, NEW amnesty bill). Here’s how one man got over the fear of calling:

“Personally, I find it difficult to call my Senators, but believe the calls are important. Here’s what I do to build my courage to call: I think about the men who have died for our country some in the most hellish ways – doing their duty – then I think about the Senators who are turning their back on the country these men died for, then I ask myself if I can do my duty to America this easy and painless way. It usually does the trick.”
———-Larry Nichols, Reno, Nevada

Last night Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison jettisoned away from the amnesty backers. Mitch McConnell is publicly declaring he’s mulling over the bill. Gordon Smith says he’s against amnesty and I’d like to believe him. Georgia’s Senators are now a solid no on amnesty. Texas Senator John Cornyn is now a solid no way.
In addition, the AFL-CIO has suddenly found religion and says—this just in–that Senate bill 1639 will “hurt American workers.” Plus the president of the group called the Hispanic Federation says this bill blows (no I don’t know if they’re holding out for something even worse but …one fight at a time).

Connect with your Senators by calling, faxing, writing to them. Here’s where.
DO IT TODAY! TUESDAY THEY VOTE!

The Heritage Foundation has a copy of it here.
Download S.1639: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 20 MB)

See the poll talked about by Colin Hanna of Weneedafence.com on the show here.

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Open Threat/d Thursday

Harry Reid’s “Undocumented Americans” (see previous post)?
Corvallis getting a wrist slap for politicking on public time?
The Oregonian’s sympathetic account of a girl who “can’t” go to college (she’s illegally here).
The Boston woman who’s illegally here and married to a missing American GI in Iraq.
Food for thought on a lovely Thursday.

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