” House Speaker John Boehner’s new staffer in charge of immigration policy has significant experience in drafting immigration legislation and pushing for reform. She wouldn’t be coming to Boehner’s office if House Republicans weren’t serious about doing something on the issue. What that is remains to be seen.
Rebecca Tallent, former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be coming to the speaker’s office from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she has served as director of immigration policy. Her move “is affirmation of [Boehner's] strong desire to move legislation in 2014,” BPC’s immigration task force cochairman, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, said in a statement.
Tallent is a veteran of immigration fights and a big believer in reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. One of her early endeavors in negotiating legislation was 10 years ago, when she worked as a staffer for former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz. Tallent helped draft a major immigration bill sponsored by Kolbe, McCain, and former Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., now a senator and member of the “Gang of Eight” who created the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate in June.
” The speaker remains hopeful that we can enact step-by-step, common-sense immigration reforms—the kind of reforms the American people understand and support,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. “Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.”
The GOP establishment in the House is getting ready to sell the country down the river for a few pieces of silver from the corporate lobbyists and the Hope that their pander will Change the way Hispanics vote , and Boehner is just the man that can make it happen .
Illustration by Gary Varvel
” The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.
Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R – Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York. “
Remington would do all NY gun owners a favor if the packed up and left the state after nearly 200 years . There would be much sympathy for the people of upstate Ilion and the surrounding area as their jobs go south , but enough is enough . The policies of the ruling class in this state have been driving business out for as long as anyone can remember .
Unfortunately the manufacturing jobs that have fled the state in droves have significantly more impact on the more conservative voting people who live far from the major metropolis of New York City while the state government is primarily controlled by the liberal voters in the city and it’s immediate environs . Thus nobody in charge , Cuomo et al , give a damn about the flyover country that exists , even in NY .
” The law’s passage sparked a flurry of approaches from other states courting the gun maker to leave New York. Rumors of the factory moving south have been constant, as it was reported in August Remington’s corporate owners were scouting sites in Tennessee.
Remington’s parent company, North Carolina-based Freedom Group, has been fairly mum on the prospect.
Some smaller gun makers in New York have already packed up and left this year.”
” The fight happened on the day after Thanksgiving at a Victoria’s Secret store inside the mall, Anne Arundel County Police say. It started when a 17-year-old girl alleges that two women accused her of “poking her in the eye.” “
Makes you proud to be an American , eh ?
” It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
” When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
” It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”
The most interesting quote from the security expert in the video reveals that because HealthCare.gov is a Federal program if your personal information is compromised the government has NO OBLIGATION to inform you of that fact . Think about that before you sign up with the help of that convicted felon Navigator from ACORN .
” A Memphis homeowner who came face to face with two suspected burglars during a home invasion last week put one in the hospital and sent the other fleeing, WREG reports.
Police said the homeowner called 911 when he heard someone smashing the glass of a back room window, but before officers could arrive, the two suspects were already inside the home. However, little did the suspects know that the man was not only home, but armed as well.
The homeowner shot at the intruders, hitting one, who was later found about a block away. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.”
Self-Defense … The finest , most effective crime deterrent there is … Far superior to waiting for the police to collect your body or that of a loved one .
” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2010 hired 200 officers whose background checks showed “serious misconduct” – from harassing inmates to soliciting prostitutes – in previous law enforcement jobs, The Los Angeles Times reported.
The newspaper cited leaked documents, saying they provided a rare glimpse into hiring decisions at the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, which has been dogged in recent years by scandals related to deputy abuse and racially based profiling.
Of the 280 police the sheriff’s department hired after taking over the Los Angeles County police force in 2010, 200 had been rejected from other agencies “because of past misdeeds, failed entrance exams or other issues,” the newspaper reported Sunday.”
Seventy one percent ! That figure is astounding . How are we to have faith in law enforcement when this sort of practice reveals serious lapses in judgement on the part of the management ?
” The release of Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as “El Ponchis,” from a Mexican detention center to the U.S. is a nightmare. He has beheaded multiple people. Lugo is a teenage serial killer. At only seventeen, he has committed more crimes than most people on death row put together; heinous, hideous crimes for the South Pacific drug cartel, including decapitation, kidnapping, and torture. In 2010, at the age of 14, he was captured by authorities and admitted to killing for the cartel. Under Mexican law, Lugo could only be held for three years. The teen is now in a San Antonio rehabilitation center, staying as a guest. Born in San Diego, Lugo could soon be free to walk the streets and kill again.”
” Edgar Jimenez Lugo is a monster. When he was first captured by Mexican authorities at the age of 14, he looked like a harmless schoolboy, but this teen is a cold blooded killer. The notorious “El Ponchis” is a U.S. citizen by birth, but this baby-faced killer started working for the South Pacific Cartel at age 11. That was when he made his first kill.”
This monster served three years in Mexico for numerous killings and now he is our problem . Thanks Mexico , that is typical of how your country deals with it’s problems … send them north over the border to the US . According to the law both here and in Mexico this vermin has paid his debt to society and upon turning 18 will be free to walk the streets of America unmolested and unmonitored .
The Border patrol had their hands full the other day at the canal in the Tijuana border area as hundreds of illegals tried to force entry into the US . The resulting near invasion , complete with bottle and rock throwers forced the Border patrol to bring out the tear gas in an effort to stave off the massive influx of democratic voters .
A search of the MSM revealed nothing of this brazen move by the “undocumented” democrats , which , given the inherent bias of the media should come as little surprise . It happened nevertheless as do lots of things that the lamestream media fails to inform the viewing public about .
” In a separate incident, a woman apparently used a stun gun on a fellow shopper during a brutal punch-up in the latest incident of Black Friday violence.
Video footage taken by a bystander shows the women exchanging blows inside the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia at around 2.30am on Friday – with not a single police officer in sight.
As they scrap on the floor, one of the women apparently uses a device that flashes blue and buzzes, apparently giving her nemesis a sharp shock.
Bewildered shoppers yell, ‘No, stop!’ before the woman’s friend and other bystanders help pull her away from her attacker. It is not clear what caused the fight.”
Makes you proud to be an American , doesn’t it ?
” Police in Dresden, Germany, say that they arrested a police officer on suspicion of murder after a man’s body was found in the Erz mountain. The suspect and the victim met via a fetishist website for cannibalism.
On Friday police say that parts of the victim, who lived in Hanover, may have been eaten, as there are some indications pointing to that, according to BBC.
According to ABC, Police say that the suspect, 55, confessed to slashing the throat of his willing victim, 59, and then he cut the body up into small pieces and proceeded to bury them in his garden.”
Who knew that there were websites for cannibals ? Some history on the practice of cannibalism can be found here . If one is interested in the more modern occurrences of this abhorrent practice among some of society’s most malevolent creatures read this . Very disturbing stuff , on a par with serial killers we would say , as a fount of human nightmares.
If this is the way “adults” act is it any surprise that their children behave like animals too ? This is what a secular society brings about . No faith , no morals …
” The early start to this year’s shopping mayhem did not prevent several reported violent confrontations at stores around the nation that opened up for Black Friday, which is typically considered the biggest shopping day of the year.”
You can treat yourself to more videos of shameful behavior here if you so desire . Undoubtably there will be more as the day rolls on . By opening their doors on Thanksgiving night the major retailers have just provided more time for the predatory shoppers to clash . It’s an embarrassing day to be an American . We hang our head in shame .
” In the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, a driver believed to be involved in a shoplifting scheme was shot by authorities after dragging a police officer who was trying to stop him in the parking lot of a Kohl’s department store late Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported.
At a Wal-Mart in the Southern California city of Rialto, a police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight after a store manager decided to open the doors early, which police said led to the melee, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.
In Las Vegas, a customer who had purchased a big-screen television at Target was shot in the leg while walking to a nearby apartment complex, KLAS-TV reported. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.”
” A recent report has come out saying that the Republic of Angola has closed down or destroyed most mosques in its country, and the crackdown continues.
There were 78 mosques in Angola, now they have been reduced to only a few, because most of them were closed down except the remaining number in the capital city of Luanda, and the only reason why they are still there is because of the world’s protest against the anti-Islamic policy.According to David Ja:
The mosques in Luanda were supposed to be closed yesterday but because of an international furor about reports that Angola had banned Islam, the government decided not to …So, at the moment, mosques in Luanda are open and people are going for prayers.
Also, according to Ja, the Angolan government began to shut down mosques in 2010, and they justified the measure by saying that Islam “was an invasion of Angolan culture and a threat to Christian values.”
And it most definitely is.”
And we can say that as long as the extremists continue to use mosques as safe houses , refuges , weapons depots and places to plan and facilitate the destruction of the western cultures they are political structures and not houses of worship and as such should be viewed with the same opinion one would have of a drug dealer’s home base or an enemy army’s headquarters .
The largely unspoken (by the western side anyway) war that rages between Islam and ALL non-believers is the Muslim’s own choice . No one is trying to subvert Islam or force their conversion to Christianity so as long as they engage in war on the infidel , us infidels had better be prepared to fight back . The most basic first step in this clash of civilizations is to take away the enemy’s safe havens .
As long as the adherents of Islam hide their martial intentions behind a cloak of piety they should be considered poseurs and recognized as the terrorists/cultural combatants that they are and be made to pay the price for their cowardly ways .
RadarOnLine has published these along with a dozen more photos of the Newtown shooting released by the authorities in Connecticut .
” A photo of a shattered window at the elementary school is a sad reminder of the tragedy that took place that day.”
The alleged AR used by the killer .
Other photos include pictures of Adam Lanza’s home , gun safe , bedroom and the school . The release of these photos coincide with the State of Connecticut’s final report on the shooting .
“ National Labor Relations Board lawyers okayed a major union’s practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful … coercion of employees.”
In a Nov. 15 memorandum from the NLRB’s general counsel office regarding the so-called “Black Friday” protests staged by United Food and Commercial Workers against the nonunion retailer last year, the NLRB lawyers determined that the UFCW’s offer of $50 gift cards to anyone who showed up to protest “was a non-excessive strike benefit.”
The lawyers said there was “no evidence to indicate that the gift card was meant to buy support for OUR Walmart” since the card was available not just to the retailer’s employees but to anyone who showed up at the unions’ protests.”
As usual the astroturf party has to bribe their minions to get them to show up .
” What the protests seem to be largely lacking, though, are actual Walmart employees. At events across the country last year, local media struggled to find anyone on the picket lines who also worked at the store. Some events had none at all.”
As we said … The Astroturf Party