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Honest Labor

September 1, 2014
Honest Labor

As this country celebrates Labor Day, it’s important to reflect upon how our political class continues to shortchange American workers and those who are desperately seeking work but are locked out of opportunities by our government’s disastrous immigration policies. It’s perhaps not surprising that the chief cheerleader for the disemployment of Americans, i.e. President Obama, would use this holiday to tout the ways in which his administration is going to help illegal aliens obtain gainful employment in the United States.

Of course, the work these newly amnestied illegals will be doing-if Obama follows through on his threats-is something that the mainstream media has gone to great pains to obscure. Not that this in itself is surprising, considering the efforts journalists have gone to in order to soft-peddle what is the single biggest usurpation of Constitutional powers in recent memory. One hopeful sign is that even those on the other side of the fence recognize how shortsighted and stupid the President’s administrative rampage is. We can only hope that the excess of O will occasion some in the GOP to reconsider their devotion to open borders before 2016.

 

Plugging The Holes

August 28, 2014

 

Kudos to the Newshour for highlighting the threats posed to America from the unsecured stretch of land in America’s southwest as well as the Rio Grande Valley, which has become a pipeline for illegal immigration from Mexico. The growth of criminal insurgents from south of the border is another issue that needs to be highlighted, as in Ioan Grillo’s magisterial work about Mexico’s global criminal syndicates, El Narco

After listening to Gary Thrasher, it’s not hard to figure out why the morale of American Border Patrol agents is at an all-time low. You can read a transcript of his interview on the Newshour’s website

 

Free Tahmooressi

August 26, 2014
Free Tahmooressi

Kudos to Assemblyman Donnelly for once again reminding us of how our ostensible ally to the south treats American citizens.  For those of you who don’t know, Marine Sgt. Andre Tahmooressi has been languishing in a Mexican prison for over five months for unintentionally violating Mexico’s draconian gun laws. Fox News provided a handy cheat sheet explaining the circumstances of his detention, which I recommend skimming in order to understand the pettiness of these charges, especially in relation to a nation which demands that we accommodate millions of their countrymen who routinely flout much more serious American laws.  Read More »

Corruption In High Places

August 24, 2014
Corruption In High Places

There’s nothing that defines this administration as much as its lack of transparency, and its handling of immigration policy is no exception to this rule. Which is why we recommend reading the account by the Center for Investigative Reporting of James F. Tomsheck’s explosive allegations regarding corruption within the bureaucracy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Of particular interest to our readers is the complicity of pro-amnesty Obama flunky David Aguilar, the current head of CBP, in perpetuating this deplorable situation. Read More »

Fudging The Numbers

August 22, 2014

 

 

For a more detailed explanation of his grand deception, I recommend reading Jessica Vaughan’s CIS backgrounder  exploring this administration’s manipulated deportation statistics.  Mark Krikorian exposed the big lie as early as 2010 in a devastating monograph, How Obama Is Transforming America Through Immigration, which I also highly recommend for those  of you seeking some transparency on this matter. 

 Hat tip: NY ICE

Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell. Read More »

Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

August 18, 2014
Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

You can find my entire review at Liberty Island as well. 

I’m not what you would characterize as a typical fan of opera, be it  of the buffa or not-so buffa variety. In fact, when a close friend of mine-who also happens to be a classically trained pianist-asked me whether the opera I intended to see today was dell’arte, I had to make a hasty trip to Wikipedia in order to answer her question. As it turns out,  it did include a number of masques, all of which had either practical or symbolic significance, although it didn’t rely upon stock characters, and is not really what you could accurately describe as a comedy in any traditional sense of the term. Additionally, I’ve always had a healthy skepticism about the aesthetic appeal of this artistic medium, perhaps uncharitably viewing it as simply an elephantine, period version of As The World Turns or General Hospital, only carried out in a language which I don’t understand. The productions always struck me as a bit of a waste of the talents of composers such as Bizet or Puccini-or the vocal ingenuity of a singer like Renée Fleming. 

That’s why I was pleasantly surprised by The Boston Tea Party Opera, currently featured at Fringe NYC, which seeks to frame contemporary national debates involving the encroachment of civil liberties and  attenuation of Constitutional rights within the context of this nation’s politically tumultuous founding. The tenor is understood almost from the second scene of this dramatic work, when the Redcoats seeking to physically impose the draconian provisions of the Stamp Act march out onto stage garbed in modern-day SWAT team uniforms. The rapidly vanishing distinction between a standing army and domestic police departments is seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, but is actually a subject which has been argued and litigated at length since the creation of our constitutional republic, especially over the past century and a half. Read More »

What You Can Do

Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

August 30, 2014
Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

 

Kudos to intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for bringing attention to a noble cause. As most of you know, the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican narco-insurgents has gone nowhere for nearly the past four years, in no small part due to the obstruction of this administration. Even so, the friends and family of Brian have never stopped speaking out on behalf of justice.

One of the ways they have done so is by establishing the Brian Terry Foundation, which not only spreads awareness of the Obama administration’s Fast and Furious gunwalking debacle but helps out those who have been victimized by the failure to secure our nation’s borders.

To that end, Erik “Trek” Utrecht will bicycle from his hometown of Flat Rock, Michigan, Brian Terry’s hometown, to Bisbee, Arizona-home of the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station-beginning September 15th. You can find more information-including how you can contribute to it-on the Brian Terry Foundation website.

 

 

 

Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell. Read More »

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

August 1, 2014
Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

This weekend will see yet another nationwide event opposing the efforts of the Obama administration to flout our current immigration laws. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement will be leading that opposition locally. 

Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE, provides details for those of you wishing to attend after the jump. 

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Keep The Pressure On! (Overpass Rally in the City of Angels)

July 25, 2014

From our good friends at Jamiel Shaw’s Blog comes word of a regular protest against this administration’s lawless immigration policy and the open borders ideology of its allies and sympathizers. Here are the details, for those of you in the Greater Los Angeles Area, a.k.a. Southland

Los Angeles Overpass Rally Every Friday

Starting Tomorrow 7/25/14
1:00pm – Dusk
Bring Signs & American Flags
 
4th Avenue & 23rd Street
The Bridge Above the 10 fwy
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-605-8326
 
Come for a few minutes or stay a few hours.


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