You can hear JD Hayworth again guest host for Mike Huckabee Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, AZ time.
Obama administration unwilling to secure U.S. border; Texas acts
The state of Texas has effectively taken border control into its own hands, bringing illegal immigration, smuggling and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.
In this interview with Breitbart News, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst told reporter Brandon Darby “The border issue is just about dollars and cents. This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do —- to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans.” Dewhurst added, “Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”
Acquaint yourself with Dewhurst’s efficient three-week operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which he called “the tip of the spear.”
“For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C., [telling them] we need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol,” said the Lt. Governor. “The federal government is not providing the resources. I’ve grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”
“This is just unacceptable,” he said. “We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol. Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels’ presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.”
The fix is costly. Among its expenditures, Texas has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane that can see six miles into Mexico at night, six new DPS helicopters that can also see at night, and six armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande River.
As fellow border-state Arizonans know all too well, the rate of criminality is massive and the invasion’s accompanying component of uneducated and impoverished illegals has reached critical proportions — with the high costs of providing health care, education and the impact on our criminal justice system being passed on to citizen taxpayers. The U.S./Mexico border region stretches approximately 2,000 miles and includes the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
In November 2012 we wrote about the staggering unemployment rates in Yuma, Arizona (now even higher at 31.9% in 2013) and El Centro, California (25.2% in 2013) — both abutting the Mexican border. Both communities topped the nation’s highest unemployment list. U.S. counties that border Mexico have an average poverty rate that is twice as high as the national average. The figures shown here are four years old and in many areas, the poverty rates have substantially escalated since this report was issued.
Unless we want to live in Mexico Norte, Arizona would do well to pay attention to Texas.
Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has written a disturbing exposé regarding the radical Obama comrades brought on as new hires to oversee and manage immigration litigation as amnesty is front-burnered by the administration and its enthusiasts in the U.S. House and Senate.
Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams writing for PJ Media has also done a masterful job researching the pro-amnesty and pro-asylum backgrounds of the new hires. In a country where normalcy reigned, these people would be revealed as reprehensible infiltrators intending to bring harm to the United States and criminally charged.
Michelle Malkin has written extensively about Thomas Perez, radical assistant attorney general for Obama’s DOJ Civil Rights Division and now Obama’s Secretary of Labor. (Senate confirmation vote here.)
Arizonans will remember that it was Perez who spearheaded the lawsuit against our state over our immigration enforcement measures and launched a three-year DOJ witch-hunt against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The vengeful investigation against Arpaio, the nation’s most outspoken local law enforcement official against illegal alien crime, was dropped without charges* by the DOJ in August of 2012. Malkin wrote that Perez was leading similar witch-hunts against police departments across the country based on leftwing junk science theories about racial “disparate impacts.”
To get a flavor of why Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so admired, read his strong response to Perez’ intending-to-intimidate press conference December 15, 2011.
As expected, senate shamnesty gangsters John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham & Co. have folded like lawn chairs on Obamamnesty. Keep your eyes on our AZ House members and any attempts to sign on to what is being referred to as “piecemeal legislation,” but is in fact incremental steps toward full-blown amnesty. Rewarding criminality and demands with the great gift of American citizenship should not be on any of their agendas.
*letter via AZ Republic
God was the clear winner over mere mortals at the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (EGC) meeting Thursday night.
When County Republican Chairman A. J. LaFaro asked the members to introduce themselves, former two-term County Chairman Rob Haney did so in no uncertain terms. Haney, also a former district chairman, identified himself as a member of LD 28, “Where they’ve taken God out of the meetings.”
The Legislative District meetings no longer begin with both a Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. The invocation has been deemed nonessential and side-railed in favor of a moment of silence.
Clearly riled at the disclosure, District 28 Chairman Scott O’Connor pointed to Haney’s comment as an example of the divisiveness within the party, saying there were members of the district who objected to Christian prayer and the 9-member board decided no prayer was a satisfactory substitute.
The Rev. Clyde Bowen, Chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, invited to give the prayer preceding the EGC meeting was diametrically opposed to O’Connor’s position. Before leading the group in prayer Rev. Bowen reinforced the concept that our rights are derived from God and that fact should be acknowledged in our political lives.
Our nation’s founding documents repeatedly credit our Creator and honor God. Since 1789 the U.S. Congress and Senate have had Offices of the Chaplin and a prayer opens each session, led by guest chaplains of various denominations. Every argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and every opinion the justices render are within the presence of the frieze depicting lawgivers, including Moses carrying the Ten Commandments — God’s law — carved on the high court structure.
Scott O’Connor, the son of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, should be well acquainted with that depiction.
Today the National Park Service and the U.S. Navy jointly host a memorial ceremony at the Pearl HarborVisitorCenter at the World War II Valor in the PacificNational Monument.
At 7:55 a.m., the exact time on the Sunday morning in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese planes began raining bombs and torpedoes onto Oahu’s U.S. military ships and planes, about 2,500 onlookers across from the sunken USS Arizona became respectfully silent in commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
More than 2,400 Americans were killed and nearly 1,180 injured when stealth Japanese fighters bombed and sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others. There are few survivors left, with most in their 90′s. The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association disbanded December 2011.
The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines onboard were killed; 337 crew members survived.
Other major installations on Oahu, such as Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked. LIFE’s photos of the attack can be seen here.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.
USS Arizona Commander Daniel J. Condon was among the survivors of the attack. A medical doctor, he later served as the Medical Examiner for Maricopa County. His sword & belt were salvaged from the ship. His sword is on display at the Arizona State Capital, and his sword belt is displayed at the University of Arizona Museum. Dr. Condon died in 1992.
Teen muggers brag, “It’s fun!”
After the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in March 2012, by a man the media immediately labeled a “white Hispanic,” the President of the United States made a televised statement in which he personalized the victim, declaring, “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon.“
Barack Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI opened investigations into the death and a state grand jury was convened. In a glaring example of the racial underpinnings, the Sanford, Florida Police Department “temporarily” replaced Bill Lee, the white chief, with a black appointee. Chief Lee, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, was later fired.
Speaking of Martin’s parents, Barack Obama said, “They are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
Yet the brutal crimes known as “knockout games,” mostly perpetrated by bands of black youth against random white and Orthodox Jewish victims, receives stony silence from the White House.
The “games” are characterized by surprise attacks with violent facial punches delivered to strangers — ranging from young students to elderly women and others simply going about their business, often leaving them crumpled unconscious on the sidewalk. (Video under link accompanies disturbing report from International Business Times.) At least seven victims have died.
Despite these facts, Laurie Cumbo, recently elected to represent Crown Heights on the New York City Council, released a disturbing open letter, complete with negative stereotypes about the “knockout games” earlier this week. For her skewed view, read this Truth Revolt report,“Too Many Jews: NYC Politician ‘Explains’ Racial Roots of Knockout Game.”
This video is from the O’Reilly Factor:
Achievement deserves punishment of disrepute, ever-increasing taxes, as Obama touts Marxist economic “equality”
Going for any distraction from his disastrous healthcare scheme — which costs more and delivers less — Barack Obama has jumped on the class warfare train. Now he alleges “increasing income inequality is more pronounced in the United States than other countries.”
As he enters the sixth year of his presidency, with double the number of people on food stamps, Obama claims income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.” Enrollment in the food stamp program has skyrocketed by 70 percent in the years since Barack Obama first took office, with over 47 million now accessing the subsidies.
Obama’s Marxist redistribution* of wealth message is nothing new, as this linked 1998 statement demonstrates. It continues to resonate with the audience at the hard-left Center for American Progress where he gave his speech on Tuesday.
“Income inequality has jeopardized the nation’s middle class,” he declared, adding that he is urging Washington to take steps to ensure that the economy benefits everyone.
There may be hope. Young Americans, who overwhelmingly supported Obama, are turning against him and his signature health care law, according to a new survey of millennials — people between the ages of 18 and 29. National Journal reports the startling findings of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25 — the youngest millennials — would favor throwing Obama out of office.
Obama continues to be plagued by what is being called a “trust problem,” as revealed by these two Washington Post charts.
These blatant lies might have something to do with his plummeting numbers.
* H/T Real Clear Politics