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The Democrat’s War On African Americans

I’m back in town now, enjoying the beautiful New England weather, but still struggling a bit with jet lag. I do have a question though – Why do democrats hate African Americans? I mean why do they insist on bringing in hundreds of thousands of illegals, many of whom will do the low-skill work that many people in minority communities do today? Have they not noticed that the unemployment rate among African Americans is about twice what it is among whites? Isn’t this cruel?

Honestly, why would our first African American President be so damn hard on the African American community?

- Aggie

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We Asked For It

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Two cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed among immigrants caught in the Rio Grande Valley.

Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council #3307 Chris Cabrera confirmed the cases late Saturday morning.

Cabera told Action 4 News that one case was confirmed at the Brownsville Border Patrol Station and another at the Fort Brown Border Patrol station, also located in Brownsville.

Cabera said both cases involve juveniles and both were confirmed on Friday by medical personnel located at both facilities.

He added that an estimated 120 people are being isolated at the two stations because they were exposed to the juveniles.

Medical teams are stationed inside the detention centers to screen for lice, scabies and chicken pox but not everyone gets medical clearance.

“If someone is released and they are symptomatic, it could spread rapidly” said Caberera.

“Immigrants”? Since when did diseased foreign nationals wading across the stagnant pools of the Rio Grande qualify as immigrants? If they test positive for TB, do they get in-state tuition rates? What next, ebola?


Something Happened

And somebody did it. Beyond that, who knows?

On Thursday morning between midnight and 6 a.m. at least one Mexican military helicopter crossed eight miles into the United States and shot at Border Patrol agents with lethal force before returning to Mexican territory. The incident occurred in an area notorious for violent drug cartel activity just west of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation during a Border Patrol drug interdiction operation. The timing and location of the incident has prompted agents to believe the use of the helicopter by the Mexican military may have been on behalf of drug cartels operating in the area.

“Mexican military are oftentimes working hand in glove with the cartels. The Mexican military has routinely crossed the border in areas that Border Patrol agents are actively tracking or seizing drug loads. Inevitably the Mexican military claim they got lost, that the border was not clearly marked, or in extreme cases fire on agents to cover their retreat,” National Border Patrol Council Spokesman Shawn Moran exclusively tells Townhall. “Ajo, AZ Border Patrol agents have had several incidents like this over the years where they have taken shots from the Mexican military. The cartels’ resources are nearly limitless and it would not surprise me if they “rented” the cover by the Mexican military helicopter in this incident.”

A Border Patrol agent stationed in Arizona, who asked to remain anonymous, backed up Moran’s statements saying the Mexican military regularly works with cartels on the border and has been doing so for years.

That’s one way of telling it. Here’s another:

Tomas Zeron, director of the Mexican attorney general’s investigative office, offered a different story Friday.

While acknowledging Mexican authorities were conducting an operation “on the border,” Zeron said, “I do not think we crossed the border because we brought our navigation. But it was just 100 meters from the border.”

He said helicopters from the attorney general’s office and defense ministry “were shot at by criminals,” several of whom were later apprehended by Mexican authorities.

“The only ones doing the shooting were those that we have now detained,” Zeron said.

The first U.S. source said that Mexican authorities have called U.S. authorities and acknowledged a mistake, saying shots were fired from the helicopter after it accidentally crossed the border.

But Zeron gave no indication that any mistake was made or apology was necessary, suggesting that Mexican authorities did nothing wrong.

Hmm. So, who is this National Border Patrol Council? A bunch of white supremacists, militia wackos, and wannabe Klansmen?

Not as such:

The NBPC is a professional labor union representing more than 17,000 Border Patrol Agents and support staff. The NBPC was founded in 1967, and is recognized as one of the most effective labor organizations in the Federal sector. The NBPC’s parent organization is the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO.

No, if you want to label a government union as thugs and vigilantes, you mean the SEIU. These guys sound all right.

Who knows?


Ya Somos Todos Mejicanos

Tijuana comes to Texas:

Researchers have discovered a series of mass graves filled with the remains of unidentified migrants in a South Texas cemetery.

The researchers exhumed bodies that had been buried by the Funeraria del Angel Howard-Williams funeral home from 52 plots in the Brooks County-owned Sacred Heart Burial Park Falfurrias. One plot contained three bodies stuffed inside a single body bag, another had at least five people in body bags and other small plastic garbage bags. Other plots contained skulls and skeletal remains in biohazard bags.

The total number of people buried was unclear because the remains had been intermingled.

“I was pretty upset at the end, because this isn’t the way to be interred,” Baylor University anthropologist Lori Baker told the Los Angeles Times. “The idea that all along the border there are these people buried anonymously is horrible. This isn’t even the worst we’ve seen and it has to stop.”

Brooks County Judge Raul Ramirez told the Corpus Christi Caller Times that for 16 years the county had been paying the funeral home to take care of bodies after sheriff’s officials recovered them.

A spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, owner of the funeral home, told The Times in an emailed statement: “No matter if this is one of our client families we serve on a traditional basis or a migrant family’s loved one we’re serving, and we don’t have any identification of the loved one, I do want to let you know it is our policy to treat the decedent with care, to treat them just like we would treat anyone else.”

Or not.

But let’s be real. The fled a country filled with mass graves, and died trying. So…

Because the county is 70 miles from the border, it doesn’t receive federal funding to help with immigration issues.

“They’re so overworked,” Baker said. “Trying to keep people alive who are in distress is the county’s No. 1 priority, so they haven’t been able to make the remains one.”

I’d say that’s right. Save the living, lament the dead. And move on.

PS: Still think border jumping is a noble pursuit…? I thought you might.


¡El Chutzpah!

Honduras? We’re getting lectured by Honduras?

Honduras will ask the United States not to send any more children stopped at the border back to Honduras, the Honduran Foreign Ministry said.

Honduran Chancellor Mireya Agüero Corrales instructed the Honduran Embassy in Washington to work on the proposal, the ministry said.

Children without parents have been streaming across the Mexico-United States border. Most of them are from Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador.

Many have been smuggled north without official papers and hope to find their parents or family members already living in the United States. The ones apprehended by American authorities are often housed in shelters.

U.S. authorities estimate that between 60,000 and 80,000 children without parents will cross the border this year.

Corrales said she’ll urge the United States to make efforts to unite the children with families in the United States.

“If we are talking of the principle of family reunification, why not reunite them in the United States?” she said, according to a news release from the Foreign Ministry.

Or wait…I’m getting an idea here. Let’s reunite those familias, but…in Honduras! Huh? Like it? Brilliant, right? In fact, let’s release the next Taliban terrorists and their extended families in Honduras, too!



What a great motto for a country: e pleurisy unum.

California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state’s public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

The agency says that there were 3,458 whooping cough cases reported between January 1 and June 10, well ahead of the number of cases reported for all of 2013.

This is a problem of “epidemic proportions,” the department said. And the number of actual cases may be even higher, because past studies have shown that for every case of whooping cough that is reported, there are 10 more that are not officially counted.

California has historically had higher vaccination rates than other states, but a recent study found large clusters of parents who did not vaccinate their children close to areas with a large number of whooping cough cases during the 2010 California outbreak.

Whooping cough cases have spread rapidly in the United States this year, with a 24% increase nationally in the number of cases, compared to January through April of last year, according to the CDC.

This makes no sense. California has a higher vaccination rate, yet “clusters” (large clusters) of families are at risk of infection.

Who are these clusters?

The flood of children entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico has overloaded federal housing and processing facilities, creating conditions that border control agents fear could result in the spread of disease.

[B]order control agents have already experienced a rabies outbreak and now fear a host of new ailments could be imminent.

‘We are starting to see chicken pox, MRSA staph infections; we are starting to see different viruses,’ Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told ABC 15.

A spokesman at the Rio Grande facility said that agents to not screen children for diseases and are only responsible for processing them.

‘Apparently, a significant amount of communicable disease is suspected by custodial and agent personnel,’ Zack Taylor, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas.

‘What level of medical screening, if any, is being done is unknown. What the medical testing shows is likely not being shared with the agents. And, there are potential communicable diseases that the detainees will not be tested for unless individually requested by a medical officer, which is unlikely without acute symptoms.’

The media have been quick to condemn parents who don’t vaccinate their children. But if most of the diseases have been all but eliminated in America, where, pray tell, do the media think the risk of infections comes from?

Message to parents: vaccinate. Message to media: investigate. Heck, I’d settle for cogitate. How “humanitarian” is a system that encourages serial felonies, second-class (at best) citizenship, disease, human trafficking, sex abuse, and worst of all, spoiled burritos:

Tony Banegas, consul of Honduras to Arizona, told KPHO-TV that children had complained about the food at the shelter.

‘This morning they switched to burritos, but they complained the eggs were cold,’ Banegas said. ‘They couldn’t eat them and even made them sick. They complained they had a burrito but had to throw it in the trash.’

Who’s higher in your contempt, the kids who turn up their noses at free food, or the authorities who patronize them by offering them burritos? If they were African refugees, would we offer them fried chicken (cold fried chicken) and (warm) watermelon? Sausages to Poles? Whiskey to Irish? Offer the kids American food like Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese, and tell them that’s dinner if they’re hungry. After they wash their hands.


Like An Apocalyptic Novel

Do you enjoy that sort of beach read? Earth is being invaded by aliens or the US is about to be attacked by The Evil Empire, that sort of thing? Well, I had an odd day yesterday. I had a relative undergo an unpleasant surgical procedure, and the world being what it is, he was sent home with some lame pills and a lot of pain. I sat up and watched the news while he dozed. And I gotta tell you, it was just like one of those fun novels. We have an invasion of adorable little kids on our Southern border. People are comparing it to Katrina, because the kids are sick and alone and jammed into filthy holding cells, without access to showers. There is lice and diarrhea, as well as chicken pox and god knows what else. Katrina was caused by Mother Earth, of course, but this is due to unbelievable incompetence. Stunning Stupidity. We don’t have an award that glitters enough to reward the horrible ineptitude of the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Iraq is being overrun by people that are busily chopping off heads, etc. Americans are being evacuated and our allies are going to be murdered. Think bloodbath. And there’s the little matter of freeing five al Qaeda terrorists, one of whom helped to plan the 9/11 attacks.

And what do we think will happen in Afghanistan? That’s going to be something we all be proud of!

Finally, I learned last night that King Hussein of Jordan is flipping out. The same freedom fighters who are busily conquering Iraq have publicly stated that they are coming for the Hashemite Kingdom. And Israel.

Is there anyone left who still defends the Obama administration? I just have a question for them: How’s Obama’s golf game? Has he had a chance to get away recently?

- Aggie


Hey! You In Massachusetts! Wipe That Smug Grin Off Your Face!

Illegals being dumped in Bedford, Massachusetts.

A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence: It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts. The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 illegal immigrants arrived on that flight and stayed nearly a week before being transferred to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) site and then released.

The second flight reportedly was diverted from Hanscom to Boston’s Logan Airport this past weekend. I am told that both Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials were on hand. I reached out to Hanscom AFB for confirmation but did not receive a call back by my deadline.

Question: How many other military bases are stealthily being used to redistribute, house, process, and release illegal border crossers?
What we do know for sure is that the Obama administration already has converted several other military bases across the country into outposts for tens of thousands of illegal aliens from Central and South America.

More at the link. Amazing, isn’t it?

- Aggier


Tough Night For Eric Cantor

Here’s why:


Now, don’t start with me. Obviously they aren’t all like that, and most of them aren’t like that, yadda, yadda, yadda. But there is obviously a problem here. It is an Obama-created problem, it will hurt the weakest American citizens, whether they are legal immigrants or native born Americans, and chaos is never appealing. That’s why Cantor lost.

But I gotta be honest here. I am saddened that the only Jewish Republican in Congress is history. And I noticed that the coverage on Fox last night featured Ann Coulter ranting about Sheldon Adelson and Laura Ingraham ranting about Zuckerberg. So I wonder if there isn’t some sort of underlying tension there? Because the talk radio “folks” or “volk” are getting more and more upset about the economy – with reason – but history tells us that this can devolve into blaming Jews pretty quickly. I am uncomfortable with this. The Left is clearly, openly, unapologetically antisemitic. Is that sentiment growing in the Right?

- Aggie

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What the Heck is Going on in Arizona?

Dead vets, smuggled children: Obama happens.

Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen called out the Obama administration for aiding and abetting felonies. And a former lawmaker wrote that the decision shows how the White House is rolling out the welcome mat for human traffickers.

As many as 80,000 children, many traveling with human traffickers but without their parents, are expected to cross the southern U.S. border illegally in 2014.

He wrote in the case of a 10-year-old Salvadoran girl smuggled in the the United States that the Department of Homeland security is essentially ‘delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States’ – even when Border Patrol agents arrest the ‘coyotes’ who sneak them in.

‘These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable,’ Hanen wrote.

‘The DHS has simply chosen not to enforce the United States’ border security laws.’

‘This is a crisis of the federal government’s creation,’ Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement, ‘and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally – while this operation continues full-steam ahead is deplorable.’

‘Judge Hanen’s order is a must-read for everyone trying to understand the roots of today’s “humanitarian crisis” of children being smuggled into the U.S.,’ he added.

‘When more people learn the truth, they will hold President Obama accountable [for] … creating human tragedy and suffering.’

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican whose state is housing hundreds of illegal immigrant children in a makeshift holding facility in the town of Nogales, told MailOnline that Hanen ‘issued an astute, neutral and accurate decision on the gross incompetence and potential illegal activities engaged in by the federal government.’

‘When I first learned that the federal government was opening the Texas border and allowing thousands of illegal aliens into the country, and then transporting them across state lines only to abandon them destitute, homeless and dependent, I believed then this constituted a felony – alien smuggling and human trafficking,’ Gosar explained in an email.

‘Judge Hanen agrees … finding that the DHS has in fact been a criminal participant in human trafficking.’

[DHS] is ‘completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.’

Those criminal missions include drug-smuggling plots: Mexican and South American narcotics cartels control much of the human trafficking, using both the coyotes and their immigrant cargo as drug mules during crossings.

‘The irony, says Istook, ‘is that the White House claims the children are fleeing the dangers of organized crime in Central America – the very organized crime being trusted and paid to transport them to the U.S.

President Obama, he claims, ‘denounces the situation as a “humanitarian crisis” as though he were not a perpetrator in creating it.’

I think we’ve distilled Obama to his essence. He denounces unemployment while making it worse; claims to be all over of the VA crisis as a senator, yet ignorant of it as president; poses as the hope of young people and black people, as prospects for both have never been bleaker; stands as the guardian of people “living in the shadows”, while cramming more criminal alien kids into a car trunk than circus clowns in a Volkswagon.

Obama is a human trafficker for the same reason the “coyotes” and drug runners are: alien kids are useful. But isn’t slave trading something like a high crime or misdemeanor?


The Melting Pot is a Metaphor, Not an IED

When it comes to populist outrage, they don’t come more populist—or outrageous—than Howie Carr.

I’m just trying to figure out which part I don’t agree with:

Another America-hating foreign Muslim demanding political asylum, and then getting arrested by the FBI for consorting with other Muslim terrorist political refugees who commit multiple murders in the name of jihad.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Where can Americans get some asylum from these lawless savages swarming into a country they despise and want to destroy?

How much more diversity do we have to celebrate before we start sending these terrorists and their pals back to the Third World hellholes they came from?

Sure, he’s innocent until proven guilty, but the facts are this: Khairullozhon Matanov took the Tsarnaev terror twins out to dinner on the night they killed three people and wounded or maimed 260 others at the Boston Marathon.

A few days later, when the FBI posts the video captures of the two welfare-collecting terrorists, what does this “Quincy man” do?

He calls his terrorist pals. But not the cops.

Already, the left-wing media are trying to defend their new poster boy, despite his lack of “tousle hair.” The same outlets that never mention when a vicious murder is committed by an illegal alien now assure us that this Matanov was in the U.S. “legally.”

So what? The problem is, he shouldn’t have been here in the first place. And he certainly should never have been granted “asylum,” but then, they always get asylum. The next thing they get is a refugee travel document, which enables them to travel home to the country where they were being so oppressed. It’s all a big scam.

Matanov was only obstructing the justice Americans can’t be bothered obstructing. He was only destroying the evidence that Americans can’t be bothered destroying.

The pattern with these terror arrests has become infuriatingly familiar. No sooner is this fellow traveler taken into custody than the sob stories begin. His mother has diabetes, his father had a stroke, he couldn’t go to school here because, in his own words, he had “issues.”

Oh yes, and he will be needing a public defender, because he’s “indigent.” Aren’t they all?

In the indictment, the feds charge that Matanov didn’t see what the big deal was about the marathon bombings because “everyone must eventually die.”

Funny, that’s exactly how I feel about his dear pal, Tamerlan “Speedbump” Tsarnaev. Not to mention Speedbump’s fellow jihadist who the FBI capped in Orlando with six shots to the body and a final coup de grace to the head.

Matanov loved to take walks with his buddy Speedbump where they talked about how much they admired the “mujahideen.” He told friends he had no problems with the murder of innocent Americans if “the attack had been done by the Taliban.”

One final question: Why does this vermin want to come to a country they so loathe? Answer: They don’t have welfare in Kyrgyzstan.

I printed the whole thing to pick out the bits I thought were over the top or unfair. They are as follows:

There were 264 wounded, not 260.

Otherwise, ditto.


Coming to America

A heartwarming story of a legal immigrant:

Odeh, who is in her 60s, entered the U.S. from Jordan in 1995 and became a naturalized citizen in 2004.

[S]he’s commonly known as Rasmea Yousef in Chicago. Hatem Abudayyeh, head of the Arab American Action Network, called her an “icon” in the community.

In 2013, Odeh received the Outstanding Community Leader award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance, a coalition of ethnic museums and cultural centers in the Chicago area.

What have I left out, you ask? Nothing important. Just a few dreary details that, well, uh…I mean…

Very well:

A Chicago activist might plead guilty in Detroit to failing to tell U.S. immigration officials about her conviction in a deadly bombing in Israel in 1969, her attorney said Saturday.

A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday for Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, associate director at the Arab American Action Network in Chicago.

“We are engaging in serious negotiations, which could lead to a guilty plea,” defense lawyer William Swor told The Associated Press. “If she enters a guilty plea, she will likely have to leave the country.”

Odeh’s case has angered pro-Palestinian activists in the U.S. who accuse the government of trying to silence dissent on Israel.

She is charged with not disclosing her past when she applied for citizenship in Detroit.

Odeh was convicted of an attack that killed two people at a Jerusalem market in 1969. An Israeli military court sentenced her to life in prison in 1970, but she was released 10 years later in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Just for the record, another 20 people were injured in Ms. Odeh’s terrorist attack—just about one for every year she’s been in America.

Chicago doesn’t have much like with its “Outstanding Community Leaders”, does it?

PS: That’s not as funny as you think:

A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks.

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10 others, according to a website maintained by the Israeli government to commemorate terror victims.

The Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification as a Navigator In-Person Counselor on November 24, explaining in a disciplinary report that the decision was “based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application.” …

Odeh, who has as many as nine aliases, was indicted in October for allegedly lying on her U.S. immigration and naturalization application papers. On Dec. 9, 2004, she had been sworn in as a U.S. citizen in a district court in Michigan, the same state where bombing victim Kanner had spent six months studying English. …

Birds of a feather.


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