Archive for May, 2012
Araceli Mercado Sanchez, a 22 year old wife of Pfc. Guillermo Garcia, was stopped by a police officer for an illegal turn. Our trusty media feels the need to tell you that she was shopping for her three year olds birthday party supplies (multiple times). This bit of information has no effect in this case whatsoever, but people feel bad for young mothers so of course they would put this in. During the traffic stop, the police find out she has been in the United States illegally since she was little. Not to mention she has no driver’s license or social security card. This now moves up the offenses to illegal turn, driving without a license, and being here illegally. (Just keeping track) Therefore her car was towed, she was taking into custody, and turned over to Border Patrol where she was detained in an immigration jail on pending charges.
Now in her defense, she was able to produce a military spouse card. Now thanks to President Obama and his “parole in place” act, spouses of military personnel do not have to leave the country to complete the process to becoming an American citizen. Garcia explained he joined the Army to ensure his wife’s application went smoothly. Exactly the reason we want people to be joining military service, right? The story gets even better when you find out they have been married for four years. If becoming a legal resident was so important, you think they would have started the process before March of 2012. Since she has only applied and in the process of this application, she technically doesn’t fall into the parole in place act. This fact right here tells me the border control did their job effectively. Sanchez did not have a license or any supporting documentation, how do they know the spousal card was legitimate?
The ICE agency says they are “committed to ensuring that its limited resources are focused on the removal of those who pose a threat to public safety such as criminal aliens and national security threats, as well as repeat immigration law violators, recent border entrants, and fugitives from immigration court.”
They are talking about their limited resources, what about ours? The health care, education, and jobs illegal immigrants take away from American citizens. With health care cost rising, unemployment over 8%, and overfilled schools, I’d say we also have a limited resource problem and no one helping us. Illegal immigrants do in fact, “pose a threat”.
Since she had no criminal background and confirmed her spousal card was legitimate, she was released. This seems like hypocrisy. Immigrants who are here illegally are criminals. They are breaking the law plain and simple.
According to The Dream Act, I believe she should have to serve her 4 years as well in the army to gain citizenship; not just find a spouse who is on active duty or willing to join so you can become a citizen.
After this interview aired, Obama spokesman Ben Labolt issued forth a statement saying Percy Sutton was mistaken. Thusly:
Asked which parts of Percy Sutton’s statements were a “fabrication,” LaBolt said “all of it. Al Mansour doesn’t know Obama. And Sutton’s spokesman retracted the story. The letter [to Harvard, which Percy Sutton says he wrote on behalf of Obama], the ‘payments for loans’ – all of it, not true,” he added.
Who is Khalid Al Mansour?
Before becoming a Muslim, al-Mansour in the 1960s was named Don Warden. He was deeply involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial politics as founder of a group called the African American Association. A close personal adviser to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, al-Mansour helped the pair establish the Black Panther Party but later broke with them when they entered coalitions with white radical groups.
In the mid-1970s al-Mansour met Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, who today is best known for having offered a $10 million donation toward 9/11 relief efforts in 2001 — an offer that was rejected by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani when the prince suggested that the terrorist attacks were an indication that America “should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.” Al-Mansour’s relationship with the prince eventually led to al-Mansour’s hiring as attorney to King Saud. He has since been an adviser to Saudi billionaires who fund the spread of Wahhabi extremism in America.
HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office in Riyadh a delegation from the Saudi Society of Civil Engineering (SSCE) headed by Dr. Abdullah Saeed Al Ghamdi, Chairman. The delegation included Eng. Faisal Abdulrahman Asra, Guardian of the Council, Eng. Hussain Al Zahrani, Board Member and in charge of Finance, Eng. Alawi Sumait, Board Member and in charge Public Relations, Eng. Abdullah Al Ahmadi, Board Member and in charge of Branches, Dr. Turki Alaboud, Board Member and in charge of Membership Affairs, Dr. Waleed Khashaifati, Board Member and Eng. Mohamed Bokhary, Executive Manager. The meeting was also attended by Ms. Nahla Alanbar Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Fahad Al Ofi, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.
Well, that’s all fascinating, but what do these people do?
The meeting began as Dr. Al Ghamdi thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving the delegation an opportunity to meet with him and discussed economic, investment and philanthropic issues. Dr. Al Ghamdi commended the Prince on his efforts on the business front locally and globally, and on his support for charity in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.
No, Obama couldn’t possibly know Mansour. Why did the Saudi King hire a former Black Panther who just happened to convert to Islam?
Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was Virginia Goeldner’s brother. Dunham’s wife, Madelyn, was Obama’s grandmother – Toot as he called her – who raised him after his mother moved oversees in the late 1960s.
Percy Sutton said al Mansour was from Texas… let’s return to the Virginia story…
Virginia Goeldner said that after World War II, her brother and his family left Kansas for Texas, then later moved to the Seattle area, where Ann graduated high school. The family eventually migrated to Hawaii, where Stanley Dunham worked as a furniture dealer and his wife was a top loan officer with the Bank of Hawaii.
Abdullah Al Ahmadi mentioned in the first photo, part of the delegation thanking Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, is Virginia’s son-in-law.
Virginia [Dunham] and Cecil met at the Boeing plant in Kansas. The two married in Wellington and had three children: One child died at the age of three and a half to cancer. That left daughter Debi, known as Laya,” and son, Kevin. Cecil and Virginia moved to Arkansas with Cecil job after the children had finished school. The Goeldners’ describe Debi as an honor student who attended the same college that her grandfather did in Lawrence, KS.
A linguistics major, Debi worked as a professor at the college in Lawrence, teaching foreign students English. “One of the students Debi taught became her husband, an Engineering student from Saudi Arabia on scholarship. He graduated a year before she did,” Virginia said. “Debi’s main emphasis was the Arabic language. She moved to Saudi Arabia with her husband after graduation, where she lives today with their five children.
Her husband, Abdullah Al-Ahmadi is a Civil Engineer and a manager with Saudi Aramco.
Percy Sutton said he wrote the letter. I believe him.
It certainly explains this.
You know, I haven’t been following this NewCorp phone hacking scandal, but I just ran across this:
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the second biggest shareholder in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has revealed his frustration with the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and admitted that it is harming the reputation of the company overall, not just its publishing interests.
This could explain why FOX news refuses to allow any discussion of the eligibility issues.
OK, the 48 hour rule has expired. Let’s take a look at the photos of May Day in Chicago.
First, from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Next, The Chicago Tribune.
The Tribune has a photo of Ayers and Dhorn but nothing like the photos Marathon Pundit posted.
“The Tribune places great emphasis on the integrity of government and of the private institutions and individuals who serve and lead society. It acts as a watchdog on government, protecting citizen interests in quarters where citizens themselves might not otherwise be represented. The newspaper does this in the belief that the people cannot consent to be governed unless they have knowledge of, and faith in, the leaders and operations of government. Always, the people are sovereign.”
“The editorial page has four essential roles: to serve as a check on the power of government, to set an agenda for the Chicago region and the nation, to make persuasive arguments for the enactment of that agenda, and to inform and guide its readers so they can make better decisions.“
So I can make a better decision.
“When Colombian Authorities killed FARC Commander Raul Reyes in 2008 they found on his computer this short ‘love note’:
In a Feb. 28 letter, FARC chieftain Raul Reyes cheerily reported to his inner circle that he met “two gringos” who assured him “the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support ‘Plan Colombia’ nor will he sign the TLC (Free Trade Agreement).”
This letter was on a FARC computer, dated Feb. 28- I’m assuming 2008- would be 18 days after Obama announced his candidacy. I sure hope it wasn’t 2007 or 2006. I always wondered how they knew.”
FARC went on to give up intelligence on how they were supported by the leftists here. United States’ Attorney Fitzgerald, while issuing forth subpoenas, has been silent on the matter since September of 2010. Huh. Imagine that- Fitzgerald a political hack. Who knew?
Marathon also posted this lovely couple enjoying a walk in the park on May Day:
OK, to recap, we have the connection between the Occutards and Hugo Chavez and FARC. We have the US Attorney (Fitzgerald) who is sitting on indictments on the material support for terrorism charges on supporters of Occutards. We have Teamsters and the SEIU supporting the Occutards. We have the connection between the Occutards and the FARC. Also the connection between FARC and Chavez.
Another question I have ruminated on is the connection between Chavez and Amadinejad. It baffled me what the two had in common and what they base their friendship on.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wiped tears from his face as he pleaded for life in his fight against an undisclosed cancer at a Catholic Mass in his home state of Barinas.
Chavez, speaking Thursday at the Mass held for his health and broadcast on state television, said cancer is a “real threat” that takes many lives and that he has faith that he will win the fight against the disease.
Chavez, who returned April 4 from Cuba where he underwent a second round of radiation therapy, said he shed tears when he felt the hands of his parents, Hugo and Elena, touch him during the Mass. His siblings also attended the service.
“If this was necessary, may it be welcome,” Chavez said, who wore a white T-shirt under a blue and white track suit. “But I ask God to give me life, however painful. I can carry 100 crosses, your crown of thorns, but don’t take me yet. I still have things to do.”
“One of the targets that Yankee imperialism has in its sights is Iran, which is why we are showing our solidarity,” Chavez said during a joint press conference. “That hill will open up and a big atomic bomb will come out,” he said of a hill next to his Miraflores Palace.
OK, so what is the connection? Let’s go to wiki:
Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah (Arabic: جزية ǧizyahIPA: [dʒizja]; Ottoman Turkish: cizye; both derived from Pahlavi and possibly from Aramaicgaziyat) is a per capitatax levied on a section of an Islamic state‘s non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria. The tax is and was to be levied on able-bodied adult males of military age and affording power (but with specific exemptions). From the point of view of the Muslim rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims’ acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, “just as for the inhabitants it was a concrete continuation of the taxes paid to earlier regimes.” In return, non-Muslim citizens were permitted to practice their faith, to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy, to be entitled to the Muslim state’s protection from outside aggression, and to be exempted from military service and the zakat taxes obligatory upon Muslim citizens.
The word jizya is derived from the root word that refers to “part”, hence taken from a part of the wealth of the non-Muslim citizens. In fact, the use of the word jizya was not even necessary. Al-Tabari wrote that some members of the Christian community asked the companion “Umar bin al-Khatab if they could refer to the jizya as sadaqah which literally means “charity”, which he approved of.
There is really no difference between the new democrats and hard line Islamists. Democrats of Obama’s stripe demand payment from people that oppose them- they “Reward their friends and punish their enemies.” These payment demands are usually “for the children”- as if it were some sort of charity, but really it’s a tax on success, success being antithesis of anything Obama.
Just as Christians must pay jizya to Muslims to continue their way of life, Obama is demanding payment from Capitalists to continue operating in a Socialist economy.
From that bastion of Liberalism that is Cook County, Illinois, a nugget to be winnowed from the empty husks.
First, a little background. Toni Preckwinkle is the President of the Cook County board.
In her first two aldermanic election attempts for the 4th ward, in 1983 and 1987, Preckwinkle lost to the incumbent, Timothy C. Evans. Evans was Chicago MayorHarold Washington‘s City Council floor leader and lieutenant.
Evans defeated Preckwinkle by a 77% to 21% margin. In 1987, although both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times endorsed Evans, they praised Preckwinkle for her numerous qualities, including intelligence and independence, and expressed hopes she would continue in politics. Preckwinkle was endorsed by state Rep.Carol Moseley Braun and also by the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization, but not by Harold Washington, who endorsed Evans.
Preckwinkle was re-elected as 4th Ward Democratic committeeman on March 19, 1996, running unopposed on the ballot after her successful challenges to the nominating petitions of Charles S. Williams and her 1995 and 1999 aldermanic challenger Kwame Raoul, who were both just a few dozen signatures short of the number required to earn a place on the ballot.
According to the New Yorker’s account, Preckwinkle “soon became an Obama loyalist, and she stuck with him in a State Senate campaign that strained or ruptured many friendships but was ultimately successful.”  In 1995, she successfully challenged the signatures of Obama’s opponents in the Democratic Primary for the Illinois Senate, allowing Obama to run unopposed.
According to the New Yorker article, Preckwinkle had since become “disenchanted” with Obama. The article’s author suggested that Preckwinkle’s “grievances” against Obama were motivated by Preckwinkle’s perception that Obama was disloyal. Notwithstanding any such concerns, Preckwinkle was an Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
A member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a lifetime member of the NAACP, the semi-retired Pincham lectured and instructed in trial and appellate techniques and advocacy. He received numerous awards for his professional and community service and activism. 
By 1990, she had become executive director of the Chicago Jobs Council, and become allied with civil rights attorney R. Eugene Pincham.
The incestuous slough of progressive politics that is Cook County runs a trail all the way to the White House. But that is not why I’m here. Toni Preckwinkle, taking a page out of Dick Durbin’s playbook, is portraying her latest proposal as reasonable and fair.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to accelerate efforts to do away with unincorporated areas over the next several years, saying today that the county can no longer afford to provide services for the 98,000 residents that live in those patches.
Instead, Preckwinkle wants nearby towns and villages to annex the county’s 62 square miles of unincorporated land into their borders, leaving those municipalities to pick up the cost for police protection, animal control and other key services.
Preckwinkle acknowledges it’s a controversial idea that will meet resistance from towns that don’t want to shoulder the added costs and residents that fear annexation could force their taxes to go up.
Yes, so reasonable, so fair. There’s only one problem…
Preckwinkle said it’s unclear how much money the county would save in the long run by eliminating unincorporated areas, but said residents would benefit from annexation because they would receive better representation from local government.
If the citizens would be better served by local government then by County government, why not just disband County government?
And why, exactly, would a “progressive” want unincorporated areas to incorporate? I thought they hated evil corporations.