Free Speech gets a workout from leaders who disallow it back home

September 25, 2007

 

United Nations: long a forum for hurling insults at U.S., Presidents

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s anti-American bluster at the United Nations has become de rigueur. There is a long history of vicious assaults directed at the United States and our Presidents by world dictators and international thugs, given a platform at the United Nations.

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev:  Removed his shoe, hammering it on the desk. He arrogantly and repeatedly disrupted the General Assembly by pounding his fists and shouting in Russian.

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro:  Called President Kennedy “illiterate and ignorant” and rambled about American “aggression” in a torturous four-hour speech. Castro further used the podium to declare then-Republican nominee Richard Nixon lacked brains. Cuban foreign minister Roberto Robaina in 1996 maligned President Clinton, stating, “We are facing a King Kong escaped from its cage, destroying and smashing without orientation or control.”

Ugandan Madman Idi Amin:  Known as the Butcher of Uganda for his brutal reign, spoke at the U.N. and urged the United States “to rid their society of the Zionists” and called for the “extinction of Israel as a state.” Uganda was nevertheless appointed to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua:  The twice elected socialist and former imprisoned bank robber, denounced President Ronald Reagan, and demeaned his Hollywood background by calling him “Rambo,” adding, ‘”Rambo only exists in the movies.”

Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat:  Defiantly wore a holster during his address to the United Nations. As world leaders gathered for the U.N.‘s 50th anniversary in 1995, Mayor Giuliani ordered the terrorist Palestinian leader removed from a commemorative concert at Lincoln Center. Arafat sat though the first two movements of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony before departing.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:  Called President Bush “the devil” during his speech last year, saying he could still smell the scent of sulfur since George Bush had previously stood at the same podium. Chavez also called Bush “an alcoholic” and “a sick man.”

White House spokesman, Tony Fratto said, “This is a country where people can come and speak their minds. It’s something that we’re proud of, giving people whose ideas and beliefs we find abhorrent if not dangerous.”  “It would be wonderful if some of the countries that take advantage of that here, allowed it for their own citizens there.”

The American taxpayer foots the bill for this incendiary free speech. providing 22 percent of the funding to maintain an organization that is rife with America-haters, voting against us whenever the opportunity permits.


Señor McCain: No slippers in the White House

September 24, 2007

Amnesty McCain’s last gasp campaign continues to falter

Although the Arizona Republic has written glowingly of John McCain’s modest up-tick, the facts paint a far bleaker picture. Dan Nowicki, assigned by the daily paper to fawn over him, gives this difficult task his best shot.

McCain valiantly pursues his dream of the presidency, which continues to remain beyond his grasp. Only the most naively optimistic think there is even the slimmest hope to realize those lofty aspirations.

Today’s Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Survey for Monday, September 24, finds McCain trailing Barack Obama by five points, with Obama at 46% to McCain’s 41%. Barack Obama? Running behind a virtual novice on the national scene, must pain Arizona’s Señor Senator.

John McCain is preferred by a mere 14% of likely voters. That’s not enough to assure walking through the halls of the White House in your bathrobe and slippers.

Aggregated polling data for the 2008 presidential race compiled by RealClearPolitics, show the overall continued tanking of Arizona’s Señor McCain when compared to other Republican candidates.


Ardent supporter unsettles Russell Pearce

September 24, 2007

In an appeal to supporters of Rep. Russell Pearce’s congressional bid, a well-meaning admirer, frustrated by the senseless murder of a Phoenix Police officer at the hands of an illegal alien, requested donations for Pearce by citing the officer’s death.

Pearce, who is well-known for his support of securing our borders, was unaware of the email appeal made on his behalf. He has said that any funds donated through that request, will be given to the Phoenix 100 Club, a support group for families of fallen officers.

The Pearce family is well acquainted with the perils faced by law enforcement officers. As a deputy sheriff, Russell Pearce was shot in the chest and hand in the line of duty over 20 years ago while chasing gang members in Guadalupe.


 Pearce‘s son, Sean, a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff, was shot in the abdomen while assisting in the execution of a warrant three years ago.


Intellectual absurdity: Academic anemia

September 24, 2007

Brilliant analysis on Columbia University’s invitation to terrorist

In his scholarly and thought-provoking essay, “The poverty of liberalism,” conservative commentator Roger Kimball, writes about Columbia University’s decision to host fanatical madman and terrorist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. The U.S. Department of State lists Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Today’s news details that Iran is smuggling advanced weapons into Iraq. These will be used against American service personnel.

“The spectacle of these left-wing academics repudiating men like Larry Summers and Donald Rumsfeld even as they abase themselves scrambling to find excuses for welcoming a fanatic like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the halls of a great American University is disgusting.

Columbia president Bollinger’s sophomoric conception of free speech is precisely the sort of supine intellectualism that, if consistently embraced, would make free speech impossible”

This exceptional piece is most definitely worth your time.


Columbia University Dean: He’d invite Hitler to speak

September 23, 2007

Columbia University has no plans to cancel a speech by Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad despite pressure from critics, including the City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, a Democrat, who said the Ivy League school was providing a forum for “hate-mongering vitriol.”

The U.S. State Department calls Iran a state sponsor of terror. Ahmadinejad has labeled the Holocaust “a myth” and has urged the annihilation of Israel.

Ahmadinejad is traveling to New York to address the United Nations’ General Assembly. He will appear Monday at a question-and- answer session with Columbia faculty and students as part of the school’s World Leaders Forum.

This is an outrageous example of the state of our universities.  Iran is furnishing weapons and terorists to kill Americans. Yet the Dean of a prestigous Ivy League school has invited this monster to engage in “dialogue.”


Laurie Roberts: She must be reeling from this much spin

September 22, 2007

Republic’s skew inadvertently makes case for building wall

Republic columnist, Laurie Roberts, accuses others of “spinning” the tragic death of Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle “to suit their own purposes.” Her take of his horrific murder at the hands of a criminal illegal alien, is to follow the lead of her newspaper employer and blame the federal government.

Talk about revisions to suit one’s own purposes.  According to Roberts, the real culprits “are in Washington, running the country and doing such a fine job of it. I wonder if they’ve noticed the extra blood on their hands this week.”

This crass language is beyond decency.

The fault rests squarely at the feet of the gangster and habitual criminal, and his parents, who brought him here as an infant, disregarding our laws and national sovereignty.  Erik Martinez  became a violent offender, who served prison time, joined a gang as a youngster, was an addict and thief. He was deported, and illegally returned, finally to lay waste to the young and productive life of a husband and father of two.

Using the same incendiary language that we found in yesterday’s sanctimonious editorial, she instead blames talk radio and bloggers for inflaming this already volatile situation.

Then Roberts takes full advantage of her column space to discuss “noble “ immigrants.

Noble immigrants, Ms. Roberts, seek the legal route to American citizenship. They are law-abiding and become part of the fabric of this great nation. Don’t insult them with this emotional rhetoric from the editorial board room. Roberts couldn’t even bring herself to call the murderous thug by name.

A couple of days earlier, her colleague, E. J. Montini used his column to blame the availability of guns.

Let’s set the record straight. It is the porous border, lack of fencing and the Sanctuary City policies of Mayor Phil Gordon, endorsed by the Arizona Republic that bear responsibility. Even the police union has come out in opposition to them.

Mark Spencer, president of the Police Law Enforcement Association representing the officers, counters such guidelines, saying ”I think the policy needs to be looked at hard. They are frustrated. Here the police officers are handcuffed from accessing federal tools to deal with illegal immigration.”

The people who are flooding the phone lines of elected officials demanding change understand this simple concept, Ms. Roberts.

Why don’t you?


A bit of humor from the Washington Post

September 22, 2007

 For Fred Thompson, That Elvis Edge

But, we disagree about the bad movies. There were some winners in this pack. Weren’t there?


Legislative Workshop: November 13, 2007

September 22, 2007

 

 

 

Rep. Russell Pearce

Chairman of the Appropriations Committee

Invites you to attend a

Free Legislative Workshop

To be held at the Arizona State Capitol

In the House Building on the House Floor

November 13th

8:00 AM to !2:00 Noon

All attendees must register prior to event

For further information click on this link.


Republic’s lead editorial gets it partially right

September 21, 2007

“Loud voices” should have been heeded long ago

In “A defining moment,”  the sanctimonious lead editorial in today’s daily, the editorial writers disparage what they refer to as “self-righteous radio talkers, angry letter writers and mad bloggers” who they say “claim to know exactly the right lesson to take away from” the horrific shooting death of a Phoenix police officer at the hands of an illegal alien.

The editorial says we are angry about yet another officer losing his life at the hands of an alien criminal, whose initial act of lawlessness was entering our country in violation of our law. How right they are in making that assertion. The community is furious and is calling for an end to the polices that give rise to such criminal acts.

Like our limp-on-enforcement Mayor Phil Gordon, who has ensured Phoenix as a Sanctuary City, the newspaper lays blame on the federal government rather than their own polices that guarantee the continuation of this mayhem.

The editorial asks if we want a community “where Latinos who have helped shape our traditions, our culture and our economy,” should be subject to challenge because of their ethnic heritage.

A warm sentiment that leaves unanswered the real issue: We, the citizens of this country, regardless of national origin, have the absolute right to expect our government will provide us with safe streets and communities in which to live and raise our families. Law-abiding Hispanic citizens are no different in expecting this basic right. The people are fed up.  All of the people.

The editorial has inadvertently made the point of what they term “self-righteous radio talkers, angry letter writers and mad bloggers” who have repeatedly asked for strict enforcement of our immigration laws. In fact, if their voices had been heeded, Officer Nick Erfle would be going home to his family this evening rather than being laid to rest Monday.


Employer Sanctions law gets teeth

September 21, 2007

 

County officials respond to public outcry

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have joined forces in agreeing to implement the new  Employer Sanctions law that goes into effect January 1, 2008 . The voter approved Prop. 300, signed into law July 2, 2007 by Gov. Janet Napolitano, requires employers to verify worker’s eligibility through a federal database.

The law imposes penalties on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

Thomas said he chose to join forces with Arpaio’s office because of its “track record of enforcing our immigration laws and not caving in to political correctness.”

This joint action will endear both elected officials to the citizens, who voted overwhelming approval of the measure.

The County Attorney will apportion up to $1 million of the $1.4 million appropriated to his office by the legislature for enforcement of the new law to pay for the Sheriff’s Office investigations.

Mayor Gordon’s  Sanctuary City  policies are finally being challenged.


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