Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

Governor Gregoire Honors Illegal Aliens

Ignoring the fact that Washington State is deeply embroiled in the worsening economic decline, it is utterly unbelievable to see a group of about 400 people marching upon the capital in Olympia opposing budget cuts intended to close the multi-Billion dollar budget gap.

Even more astonishing, many in the crowd appear to be in the country ‘ILLEGALLY!’ As such, they are lawbreakers! Illegal aliens!

We recently saw in a Seattle Times report: “An estimated 230,000 illegal immigrants were living in Washington state in 2010 — 35 percent more than three years earlier,” with the claim by state senator Val Stevens, “the illegal-immigrant cost to the state is $272 million a biennium for such functions as social services, health and corrections.”

At the rally, illegal immigrants gathered to “urge lawmakers to oppose cuts to medical interpreters and health care for kids and fight bills that require immigration status checks before issuing driver’s licenses.”

While illegal aliens whine and cry for public tax dollars to support them, information entered in Immigration Form I-864, sponsorship of a legal immigrant states, “The information will be used principally by an immigration judge, USCIS or a Consular Officer to support an alien’s application for benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act and specifically the assertion that he or she has adequate means of financial support and will not become a public charge.” (pg 9)

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, attending the rally sponsored by OneAmerica said, “I know about the critical role immigrants play in the economic and social life of our state. The well-being of Washington State is intertwined with the well-being of our new American communities.”

Is she seriously claiming the well-being of the state depends on lawbreakers that add millions in dollars of expense to budget? Is not such dependence on our tax dollars becoming a “public charge?”

Republican Senator Joseph Zarelli injects a little sanity noting, “Too much burden is being put on the average ­taxpayer, and they can’t afford it, to pay for something that shouldn’t really be their responsibility.” He goes on to say “legislators [have] a responsibility to make sure immigration laws were upheld.”

Currently, there is a bill before the state senate, SB 5407 requiring applicants for a drivers license to “show proof of their legal presence in the United States.” Washington State and New Mexico remain the only two states that allow Illegal Aliens “to get a driver’s license and use it for identification.”

Claiming how important Illegal Aliens are to the state’s economy, one construction worker at the rally said, “Without a driver’s license, who can go to work?”

With the states continuing unemployment numbers, I would imagine a lot of citizens and taxpayers seeking jobs would use their legal drivers’ licenses to return to work.

Left out of the equation at the rally is the rate of crime committed by Illegal Aliens.

Yana Cosme, Multilingual Services Coordinator at Tacoma Community House and an immigrant herself (I assume legal, although I don’t know), said, “many of the clients she works with rely on the Department of Social and Health Services’ Naturalization Program and many can’t afford the legal help they need to get citizenship.”

The in excess of 13% unemployed in Clark County and in other counties around the state cannot afford much right now either, but we are having to tighten our belts while those who are in violation of our laws by being here hold rallies in Olympia asking for more!

Such an event was held in Clark County this past Saturday, February 5, 2011 and billed at Citizenship Day and “hosted by Clark College where volunteer attorneys, paralegals, translators and other community resources offered free consultations and assistance with filling out citizenship applications.”

Also sponsored by OneAmerica, we read, “90 percent of the funding for Citizenship Day programs and other naturalization services comes from the state and is likely to be eliminated in the developing Washington budget.”

Saturday’s event provided free legal help and advice for about 70 people, including those who live in Oregon, not Washington, many who originally entered our country illegally, but have taken steps to obtain a green card by marriage or other steps.

One such immigrant, Adriana Cazorla admits she was an illegal alien for 10 of the 15 years she’s been here. She also admitted that her one fond wish is “a job with the U.S. Government, so she can represent her people.” She also said that to her, “Citizenship means you can vote, have a louder voice in community decisions and politics, sponsor family members who want to immigrate too, raise children who are citizens, gain public benefits — and travel.”

Another illegal alien turned green card holder, Maria Ruiz said, “Being [illegal] is always being scared, afraid, insecure. You don’t have any voice. When you show up anywhere the first thing is you’re afraid they’re going to ask you if you’re legal. Ask for your documents.”

Is that why at Wednesday’s rally in Olympia, Governor Gregoire, who was once the State Attorney General came out to the rally and declared Wednesday “Immigrants’ Day,” leaving out the “illegal’ part like a good little liberal?

In discussing the growing problem of illegal immigration, I often hear words such as “When God looks down he doesn’t see illegal’s, he only sees his children.” To that, I can only answer from the Bible, Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (NIV)

To me, that means we are expected to obey and honor the laws of the nation and to respect the sovereignty of the nation, not grant lawbreakers a day of honor.

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CBO: ObamaCare KILLS 800,000 Jobs. That’s Not a Typo.

Testifying today before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that the health care law will reduce the number of jobs in the labor market. The Budget and Economic Outlook released by CBO in August projected a 0.5 percent reduction in the labor market as a direct result of the health care law. Director Elmendorf responded in the affirmative when asked by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan whether CBO has found that the new health care law will reduce jobs and decrease labor force participation. In subsequent questions, Elmendorf confirmed that CBO projects that household employment will be about 160 million in 2021, therefore the 0.5 percent reduction in the labor market resulting from the health care law will equal roughly 800,000 full time employees.
See comments from the unofficial CQ transcript: HERE.

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Officer Leaves Gun in Public Restroom, Seeks Public’s Help in Finding It

An unidentified Oregon State Police Detective is no doubt in a bit of trouble, if not totally embarrassed right about now. The officer, nick-named ‘Barney Fife’ by me for now, took off his holstered pistol while using a rest room in Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Hospital yesterday and left it in the stall when he was done.

He did not realize he had left his Glock 22 behind until after he had left the hospital.

Oregon State Police contacted Hospital Security who then searched the area and interviewed hospital workers and visitors.

The gun is described as a black Glock model 22 (pictured below), and it has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System as a lost or stolen weapon.

If anybody sees a pistol matching the description wandering around the streets of Portland or Vancouver, looking lost and out of place, you are urged to contact Sgt. Jon Harrington at 503-731-3020, ext. 258.

KPTV 12 News

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Rees Lloyd: Two Generals Blow the Whistle on DADT

Two of America’s greatest living military heroes — Admiral and former U.S. Senator Jeremiah A. Denton (USN, ret.), a P.O.W. for seven years, seven months in Vietnam; and Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady (USA, ret.), Medal of Honor recipient (Vietnam) — have issued an urgent joint statement published today by WorldNetDaily.com and its “Whistleblower” magazine, calling on all Americans, and veterans in particular, to take a stand and fight for reinstatement of the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy to prevent the transformation of the American military by the creation of a “quad military” (homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, and transgender). (here)

Among the most decorated military heroes in American history, Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady, both of whom have appeared as guests on The Victoria Taft Show on KPAM 860,  condemn the rushed repeal of DA/DT by the post-election, lame duck 111th Congress of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and President Obama as a “danger” to the military and to the nation. They urge the newly elected 112th Congress to reinstate DA/DT.


They also urge all veterans, and all Americans, to arm themselves with the information and analysis contained in the special February issue of “Whistleblower” magazine, “Dropping the ‘H’-Bomb,” which is devoted entirely to the issue of “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” and is being made available online for the first time in the history of “Whistleblower.”    

David Kupelian, editor of “Whistleblower” and author the brilliantly insightful books “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works,” said in an article published today by WorldNetDaily.com containing the joint statement of Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady:  “We felt this issue of Whistleblower [on DA/DT] was so important that we decided, for the first time ever, to make it available to everybody for free – online. …The decision to put it on the Internet was reached after numerous requests, especially from members of The American Legion, and with the enthusiastic encouragement of both Adm. Denton and Gen. Brady.”

I respectfully urge you to read, consider, and forward out as widely as possible the joint statement of Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady, and the “Dropping the ‘H-Bomb” issue of  WND’s Whistleblower magazine, calling on the 112th Congress to reinstate the   “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy and not to transform the necessarily separate and distinct military culture on political rather than military grounds. I thank Joseph Farah and David Kupelian of WorldNetDaily.com and Whistleblower for making this valuable information available free online:here.

Rees
REES LLOYD (Life Member and Judge Advocate Riverside Post 79, Past Commander District 21 (Cal.), Co-founder and Director, Defense of Veterans Memorials Project of The American Legion, District 21, Dept. of California.*)[*The views expressed here are solely those of Attorney Rees Lloyd and not any person, entity, or organization he may otherwise represent.]

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Plastic Claims by Oregon "Plastic" Bag Banners; Green Peace Says Stop Lying

I see here that another group of Oregon Oppressives is hyping the ubiquitous sea turtle eating the plastic bag picture again. Nobody knows where that photo came from and whether or not it was photo shopped. If its real, it’s sad but it doesn’t support the phony numbers I’m (still!) hearing about sea life and plastic bags. 
Oregon State researchers have recently urged plastic bag killers to stop overstating the size and content of the so called garbage patch and Green Peace has also asked them to knock it off. Apparently Oregon Oppressives didn’t get the memo. 
David Santillo, a marine biologist at Greenpeace, told The Times that bad science was undermining the Government’s case for banning the bags. “It’s very unlikely that many animals are killed by plastic bags,” he said. “The evidence shows just the opposite. We are not going to solve the problem of waste by focusing on plastic bags.

“It doesn’t do the Government’s case any favours if you’ve got statements being made that aren’t supported by the scientific literature that’s out there. With larger mammals it’s fishing gear that’s the big problem. On a global basis plastic bags aren’t an issue. It would be great if statements like these weren’t made.”

Ruh, Roh.

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CBO: ObamaCare KILLS 800,000 Jobs. That’s Not a Typo.

Testifying today before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that the health care law will reduce the number of jobs in the labor market. The Budget and Economic Outlook released by CBO in August projected a 0.5 percent reduction in the labor market as a direct result of the health care law. Director Elmendorf responded in the affirmative when asked by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan whether CBO has found that the new health care law will reduce jobs and decrease labor force participation. In subsequent questions, Elmendorf confirmed that CBO projects that household employment will be about 160 million in 2021, therefore the 0.5 percent reduction in the labor market resulting from the health care law will equal roughly 800,000 full time employees.
See comments from the unofficial CQ transcript: HERE.

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Rees Lloyd: Two Generals Blow the Whistle on DADT

Two of America’s greatest living military heroes — Admiral and former U.S. Senator Jeremiah A. Denton (USN, ret.), a P.O.W. for seven years, seven months in Vietnam; and Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady (USA, ret.), Medal of Honor recipient (Vietnam) — have issued an urgent joint statement published today by WorldNetDaily.com and its “Whistleblower” magazine, calling on all Americans, and veterans in particular, to take a stand and fight for reinstatement of the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy to prevent the transformation of the American military by the creation of a “quad military” (homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, and transgender). (here)

Among the most decorated military heroes in American history, Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady, both of whom have appeared as guests on The Victoria Taft Show on KPAM 860,  condemn the rushed repeal of DA/DT by the post-election, lame duck 111th Congress of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and President Obama as a “danger” to the military and to the nation. They urge the newly elected 112th Congress to reinstate DA/DT.


They also urge all veterans, and all Americans, to arm themselves with the information and analysis contained in the special February issue of “Whistleblower” magazine, “Dropping the ‘H’-Bomb,” which is devoted entirely to the issue of “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” and is being made available online for the first time in the history of “Whistleblower.”    

David Kupelian, editor of “Whistleblower” and author the brilliantly insightful books “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works,” said in an article published today by WorldNetDaily.com containing the joint statement of Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady:  “We felt this issue of Whistleblower [on DA/DT] was so important that we decided, for the first time ever, to make it available to everybody for free – online. …The decision to put it on the Internet was reached after numerous requests, especially from members of The American Legion, and with the enthusiastic encouragement of both Adm. Denton and Gen. Brady.”

I respectfully urge you to read, consider, and forward out as widely as possible the joint statement of Admiral Denton and Gen. Brady, and the “Dropping the ‘H-Bomb” issue of  WND’s Whistleblower magazine, calling on the 112th Congress to reinstate the   “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy and not to transform the necessarily separate and distinct military culture on political rather than military grounds. I thank Joseph Farah and David Kupelian of WorldNetDaily.com and Whistleblower for making this valuable information available free online:here.

Rees
REES LLOYD (Life Member and Judge Advocate Riverside Post 79, Past Commander District 21 (Cal.), Co-founder and Director, Defense of Veterans Memorials Project of The American Legion, District 21, Dept. of California.*)[*The views expressed here are solely those of Attorney Rees Lloyd and not any person, entity, or organization he may otherwise represent.]

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Plastic Claims by Oregon "Plastic" Bag Banners; Green Peace Says Stop Lying

I see here that another group of Oregon Oppressives is hyping the ubiquitous sea turtle eating the plastic bag picture again. Nobody knows where that photo came from and whether or not it was photo shopped. If its real, it’s sad but it doesn’t support the phony numbers I’m (still!) hearing about sea life and plastic bags. 
Oregon State researchers have recently urged plastic bag killers to stop overstating the size and content of the so called garbage patch and Green Peace has also asked them to knock it off. Apparently Oregon Oppressives didn’t get the memo. 
David Santillo, a marine biologist at Greenpeace, told The Times that bad science was undermining the Government’s case for banning the bags. “It’s very unlikely that many animals are killed by plastic bags,” he said. “The evidence shows just the opposite. We are not going to solve the problem of waste by focusing on plastic bags.

“It doesn’t do the Government’s case any favours if you’ve got statements being made that aren’t supported by the scientific literature that’s out there. With larger mammals it’s fishing gear that’s the big problem. On a global basis plastic bags aren’t an issue. It would be great if statements like these weren’t made.”

Ruh, Roh.

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Union Boss: "People Who Want to Control Federal Spending Are Mentally Retarded"

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees picketed outside the Capitol demanding more taxpayer dollars for their salaries. AFP caught up with union boss John Gage of AFGE who told them that those who want to control federal spending are “mentally retarded.”

Wasn’t the lady calling for “Money Now” at a teachers rally last year also crying for more money?

A Professional Protester?

RemoveGage.com

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