Illegal Update

March 30, 2008

Just a few more good people coming to do the work Americans refuse to do

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 53 people the over past two days in one north Phoenix neighborhood.

Deputies responded to requests from merchants in the area of Bell Road and 25th Street, who asked for assistance from law enforcement in removing day laborers, engaging in crime and impeding their businesses.

Of those arrested, 27 were charged with being in the United States illegally.

Additionally, the East Valley Tribune reports that thirteen motel owners in Mesa charged with catering to coyotes who transport illegals and conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens were sentenced Friday..

According to documents released by the United State’s Attorney’s Office the owners of six motels on Main Street were sentenced with several different counts of probation, fines and forfeitures. The total combined criminal and civil forfeiture in the cases was $1.3 million, with a total of $46,500 imposed in fines. The rest of the article is available here.


Shuler vs. McCain: Who do you believe?

March 29, 2008

SAVE Act steamrolled by McCain

U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler says he believes Republican presidential candidate John McCain blocked his immigration enforcement bill, keeping it from getting a vote on the U.S. House floor. McCain’s staff denies it.

Shuler, a North Carolina Democrat, said the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE) enjoyed Republican support until the McCain forces steamrolled it.

Townhall’s Amanda Carpenter gives some interesting insights. Her column is available here.

McCain’s National Director of Hispanic Outreach is immigration extremist Juan Hernandez, who is committed to the concept that we simply share a “region” with Mexico and there is no need for borders. This dangerous and foolish idea was woven throughout McCain’s recent foreign policy speech.

Even McCain’s most staunch defenders should have a problem with this unholy alliance.


“Celebrating the homosexual lifestyle” at Catholic universities

March 29, 2008

An interesting brief from Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family.

Read the article on Citizenlink


J.D. Hayworth’s costly vindication

March 29, 2008

The daily Fish-wrapper is less-than-subtly taking potshots at former Arizona Congressman, J. D. Hayworth for soliciting funds to offset the enormous legal expenses incurred while defending himself against spurious charges, of which he was ultimately cleared.

At the time, the daily newspaper led the pack of meat-deprived wolves, seeking to bring him down. They editorially defamed him, cited anonymous sources, alleged connections to scandal and elevated his scrawny, liberal adversary, boosting him into Hayworth’s congressional seat.

Now, the same paper that relentlessly hounded a fine congressional representative out of office, is disparaging him for seeking to offset legal expenses totaling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, incurred as a result of their unrelenting smear campaign against him.

Read Hayworth’s blog post The “Freedom In Truth Trust” Established, in which he outline the “Five easy steps to a smear.” Then, cancel your subscription to the vicious rag that conspired to bring him down, and send him a check.


Mayor’s incendiary rhetoric, foolish antics play to the left

March 29, 2008

Sheriff Arpaio doing the job he was elected to do

A couple of days ago we read that Phoenix Mayor, “Sanctuary City” Phil Gordon, was ”disappointed” that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t coordinating his law enforcement efforts with Gordon’s onetime chief of police, Jack Harris. After retiring, Harris was rehired and gifted by Gordon with the new civilian job title, Phoenix Public Safety Manager.

In fact, due to this charade, Phoenix doesn’t actually have a chief of police.

So, the sheriff of one of the largest counties in the nation is supposed to take a back seat to Phil’s civilian re-hire. Apparently, Phil is unaware that the jurisdictional authority of the sheriff is concurrent with that of any of the city police agencies within the county. Arpaio is well within legitimate bounds.

According to today’s  daily Arpaio’s roundups of illegal aliens is rankling the mayor, who calls them “made- for-TV stunts.” The citizens of Maricopa County, obviously are not of that opinion. Arpaio’s consistantly high  poll numbers remain in the stratosphere.

Gordon is visibly honing his own headline-grabbing techniques, with the willing acquiescence of the daily newspaper. In his quest to succeed Gov. Napolitano and casting an eye towards his pro-illegal constituency, Gordon blasted Arpaio’s latest roundup of illegals at a luncheon honoring controversial union organizer Cesar Chavez—accusing the sheriff of acting in a way “that deliberately sets the stage for shouting matches, confrontations or worse.”

Meanwhile Sheriff Joe Arpaio is receiving accolades from harried merchants, weary of illegals impeding their businesses, who called upon him to enforce the law.


Will unprecedented revenue plunge matter to the AZ Republic?

March 28, 2008

Continuing with leftist, slap-the-readers-in-the-face agenda

According to Editor and Publisher, new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, discloses that total print advertising revenue in 2007 plunged 9.4% to $42 billion compared to 2006 — the most severe percent decline since the association started measuring advertising expenditures in 1950.

Read the entire article here.


Bad Time for Green Schemes

March 28, 2008

Higher taxes to fight global warming would create political and economic disaster.

Phil Kerpen, policy director for Americans for Prosperity, writing for National Review, points out that the Lieberman-Warner bill would cost over $600 billion per year—or $2,000 a year for every man, woman, and child in this country. Also, it would achieve no discernable impact on global climate change.

Included is this analysis of the impact of Lieberman-Warner on Arizona’s economy.


Hate-preach and America-bashing pays

March 28, 2008

The congregants of Trinity United Church are footing the bill for a $1.6 million retirement home in a gated community for Barack Obama’s pastor and mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Fox News coverage of the four- bedroom, 10,340 square foot home, includes a photo.  Check it out.


Which presidential candidate said this?

March 28, 2008

Referring to the struggle to repress radical Islamic terrorists, the United States’ goal should be “to win the hearts and minds of the vast majority of moderate Muslims who do not want their future controlled by a minority of violent extremists.”

“In this struggle, scholarships will be far more important than smart bombs.”

Mark Steyn, writing for National Review’s The Corner, gives us his short, but brilliant assessment of this skewed logic.


Friday musings: Harvard, Muslims, Obama and Romney

March 28, 2008

Article VI Blog runs a thought-provoking piece on the mainstream media’s double standard regarding religion in the public square.


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