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Friday, 8 September 2006
The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration Round Up Sept 7
Postings from The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration

From CommonSenseAmerica
Illegal Immigration: So Much Happening Everywhere, Except In The Senate
Our elected officials know what the American Citizen wants, and expects, them to do.
Immigration "is a very serious issue with the American people, and the American people feel pretty strongly, as House Republicans do, that we ought to be securing our borders and enforcing our laws," said House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).
"When I traveled the entire month of August, I heard it nonstop. They don't want the [Senate] bill. They don't want amnesty for illegal aliens

From Morning Coffee
Doccuments Reveal Mexican Government Incursions into U.S. Through the Freedom of Information Act, Judical Watch has doccumented evideence that describe the chaotic and dangerous situation along the US/Mexico Border. Evidence that shows the Mexican Military and Police are conducting incursions into the US to provide security and escort for drug smuggelers and likely human traffickers as well.

From Pursuing Holiness
Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration---So what was his take on legal immigration?
“Let us say to the immigrant not that we hope he will learn English, but that he has got to learn it. Let the immigrant who does not learn it go back. He has got to consider the interest of the United States or he should not stay here. He must be made to see that his opportunities in this country depend upon his knowing English and observing American standards. The employer cannot be permitted to regard him only as an industrial asset.
“We must in every way possible encourage the immigrant to rise, help him up, give him a chance to help himself. If we try to carry him he may well prove not well worth carrying. We must in turn insist upon his showing the same standard of fealty to this country and to join with us in raising the level of our common American citizenship.

From The Uncooperative Blogger
Mayor lashes out at landlord over fireFirst, this is a tragic story…

From the Chicago Sun-Times
The landlord of a Rogers Park building where six children died should have known that the hard-working family of Mexican immigrants was living without power since May and had a moral obligation to do something about it, Mayor Daley said today.
Mexican Immigrants? Let me translate for you, illegal alien invaders.
Daley thinks the landlord had a "moral obligation" to do something about the tenants not paying their electric bills? That is ridiculous

From The Uncooperative Blogger
With Millions in 9/11 Payments, Bereaved Can’t Buy Green Cards
If This doesn’t make you say “What in the wide wide world of sports is going on!” You are part of the problem.
From :NYT
One widow has more than $2 million but walks or rides the bus everywhere, terrified of drawing attention. Another millionaire widow stopped going to 9/11 support groups because she feared that families of police officers and firefighters might betray her. A widower has enough money to start a business building houses, but cannot buy himself a home.

From Valgerd's Hearth
How to destroy the "soon to be mexican" America NSFW As you've doubtless figured by now I'm no lover of the criminals who pay "coyotes" or enter the United States of America via any and all illegal means. If you're here legally, consider yourself more than welcome with two provisos.

From Red Hot Cuppa Politics
Obrador's Goals Include "Immigration" Accord
President-Elect Obrador in Mexico has some goals for "immigration".
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president-elect says he will try to do what his predecessor couldn't in six years: Win an immigration accord that will let millions more Mexicans work in the United States legally.

Felipe Calderon said Thursday he is committed to winning sweeping immigration reform in the U.S. Congress before President Bush leaves office in January 2009. Calderon, who spoke with Bush by phone on Wednesday, said he believes the White House is ready for action.

"We will work intensely over the next two years to arrive at a concrete agreement," he said

Pro-immigrant marches began anew this week in the United States as Congress reconvened, though action on immigration is unlikely given elections in November
I think we've already assumed that any assistance with illegal immigration reform will not come from Mexico, although Calderon has promised to work on creating more jobs inside of Mexico

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Thursday, 7 September 2006
The Maskirovka Of English

Crazy English

Let’s face it: English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England or french fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write, but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce, and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as hell one day an cold as hell another?
When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out and an alarm clock goes off by going on.
When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it?

I have given this subject some thought and decided that the reason for this linguistic confusion stems from an aspect of American character that Europeans seem rather fond of continually pointing out, complaining and generally commenting on.

The fact that Americans are militarilistic.

Our linguistic obsticacle course is the American Version of Soviet Maskirovka.

The Soviet Military Encyclopaedia defines maskirovka thus: "The means of securing combat operations and the daily activities of forces; a complexity of measures, directed to mislead the enemy regarding the presence and disposition of forces, various military objectives, their condition, combat readiness and operations, and also the plans of the commander... maskirovka contributes to the achievement of surprise for the actions of forces, the preservation of combat readiness and the increased survivability of objectives." It permeates down to the lowest tactical level and includes all measures, active and passive, designed to deceive the enemy. Although the word is sometimes translated as 'camouflage', this belies its much broader meaning which includes: concealment (skrytie), imitation using decoys and dummies (imitasiia), manoeuvres intended to deceive (demonstratinvnye manevry) and disinformation (dezinformatsiia). - source: Jon Latimer,Deception in War , The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York 2001

But while the Soviet used Maskirovka in areas such as The False Maps of Maskirovka

In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, maps lied. Whole towns were placed incorrectly, omitted altogether, minimized, exaggerated, or distorted. The confluence of rivers, the forking of roads, the damp darkness of tunnels were all subjected to the vagaries of official paranoia. No two maps were alike. Biblically, the mountains were made to dance. Moscow's maps were the most fictional, leading the innocents abroad down the garden paths to blind alleys and dead ends. Such maps were intended to misdirect foreigners and citizens alike and had a most Kafkaesque effect on daily life.

This was but a small part of "Maskirovka" - an open and authorized policy, a conscious decision to subvert language itself, to divert topology, to disinform, to transform reality into an inane hall of mirrors. It was part of the pathologizing process called "Communism" - and it did not stop at maps. Everything was falsified: production figures were inflated, dates were altered, old photographs retouched, alliances and enmities swapped. It fostered a nightmarish state of mind replete with seemingly capricious twists and turns and "Alice in Wonderland" (lack of) logic. With all meaning usurped, language lost both its function and its structure. It metastasized.

Which by the way is still causing problems in present Russia, which maps are really true?

But Americans have taken it the final step, we have applied Maskirovka to our common vernacular. Yes to truly understand our idioms, one must be American. Even if someone comes to America, immerses themself in our language, by the time they achieve comprehension?

Mwah hah Hah HAH!
They have become AMERICAN!

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Wednesday, 6 September 2006
Iraq: The Policy Dilemma
By George Friedman

U.S. President George W. Bush now has made
it clear what his policy on Iraq will be for the immediate future, certainly
until Election Day: He does not intend to change U.S. policy in any
fundamental way. U.S. troops will continue to be deployed in Iraq, they will
continue to carry out counterinsurgency operations, and they will continue to
train Iraqi troops to eventually take over the operations. It is difficult to
imagine that Bush believes there will be any military solution to the
situation in Iraq; therefore, we must try to understand his reasoning in
maintaining this position. Certainly, it is not simply a political decision.
Opinion in the United States has turned against the war, and drawing down
U.S. forces and abandoning combat operations would appear to be the
politically expedient move. Thus, if it is not politics driving him -- and
assuming that the more lurid theories on the Internet concerning Bush's
motivations are as silly as they appear -- then we have to figure out what he
is doing.

Let's consider the military situation first. Bush has said
that there is no civil war in Iraq. This is in large measure a semantic
debate. In our view, it would be inaccurate to call what is going on a "civil
war" simply because that term implies a degree of coherence that simply does
not exist. Calling it a free-for-all would be more accurate. It is not simply
a conflict of Shi'i versus Sunni. The Sunnis and Shia are fighting each
other, and all of them are fighting American forces. It is not altogether
clear what the Americans are supposed to be doing.

is unlike other warfare. In other warfare, the goal is to defeat an enemy
army, and civilian casualties as a result of military operations are expected
and acceptable. With counterinsurgency operations in populated areas,
however, the goal is to distinguish the insurgents from civilians and destroy
them, with minimal civilian casualties. Counterinsurgency in populated areas
is more akin to police operations than to military operations; U.S. troops
are simultaneously engaging an enemy force while trying to protect the
population from both that force and U.S. operations. Add to this the fact
that the population is frequently friendly to the insurgents and hostile to
the Americans, and the difficulty of the undertaking becomes

Consider the following numbers. The New York Police Department
(excluding transit and park police) counts one policeman for every 216
residents. In Iraq, there is one U.S. soldier (not counting other coalition
troops) per about 185 people. Thus, numerically speaking, U.S. forces are in
a mildly better position than New York City cops -- but then, except for
occasional Saturday nights, New York cops are not facing anything like the
U.S. military is facing in Iraq. Given that the United States is facing not
one enemy but a series of enemy organizations -- many fighting each other as
well as the Americans -- and that the American goal is to defeat these while
defending the populace, it is obvious even from these very simplistic numbers
that the U.S. force simply isn't there to impose a settlement.

Expectations and a Deal Unwound

A military solution to
the U.S. dilemma has not been in the cards for several years. The purpose of
military operations was to set the stage for political negotiations. But the
Americans had entered Iraq with certain expectations. For one thing, they had
believed they would simply be embraced by Iraq's Shiite population. They also
had expected the Sunnis to submit to what appeared to be overwhelming
political force. What happened was very different. First, the Shia welcomed
the fall of Saddam Hussein, but they hardly embraced the Americans -- they
sought instead to translate the U.S. victory over Hussein into a Shiite
government. Second, the Sunnis, in view of the U.S.-Shiite coalition and the
dismemberment of the Sunni-dominated Iraqi Army, saw that they were about to
be squeezed out of the political system and potentially crushed by the Shia.
They saw an insurgency -- which had been planned by Hussein -- as their only
hope of forcing a redefinition of Iraqi politics. The Americans realized that
their expectations had not been realistic.

Thus, the Americans went
through a series of political cycles. First, they sided with the Shia as they
sought to find their balance militarily facing the Sunnis. When they felt
they had traction against the Sunnis, following the capture of Hussein -- and
fearing Shiite hegemony -- they shifted toward a position between Sunnis and
Shia. As military operations were waged in the background, complex
repositioning occurred on all sides, with the Americans trying to hold the
swing position between Sunnis and Shia.

The process of creating a
government for Iraq was encapsulated in this multi-sided maneuvering. By
spring 2006, the Sunnis appeared to have committed themselves to the
political process. And in June,

with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the announcement that
the United States would reduce its force

in Iraq by two brigades, the stage seemed to be set for a
political resolution that would create a Shiite-dominated coalition that
included Sunnis and Kurds. It appeared to be a done deal -- and then the deal
completely collapsed.

The first sign of the collapse was a sudden
outbreak of fighting among Shia in
the Basra region. We assumed that this was political positioning among Shiite
factions as they prepared for a political settlement. Then Abdel Aziz
al-Hakim, the head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
(SCIRI), traveled to Tehran, and Muqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army commenced an
offensive. Shiite death squads struck out at Sunni populations, and Sunni
insurgents struck back. From nearly having a political accommodation, the
situation in Iraq fell completely apart.

The key was Iran. The
Iranians had always wanted an Iraqi satellite state, as protection against
another Iraq-Iran war. That was a basic national security concept for them.
In order to have this, the Iranians needed an overwhelmingly Shiite-dominated
government in Baghdad, and to have overwhelming control of the Shia. It
seemed to us that there could be a Shiite-dominated government but not an
overwhelmingly Shiite government. In other words, Iraq could be neutral
toward, but not a satellite of, Iran. In our view, Iraq's leading Shia --
fearing a civil war and also being wary of domination by Iran -- would accept
this settlement.

We may have been correct on the sentiment of leading
Shia, but we were wrong about Iran's intentions. Tehran did not see a neutral
Iraq as being either in Iran's interests or necessary. Clearly, the Iranians
did not trust a neutral Iraq still under American occupation to remain
neutral. Second -- and this is the most important -- they saw the Americans
as militarily weak and incapable of either containing a civil war in Iraq or
of taking significant military action against Iran. In other words, the
Iranians didn't like the deal they had been offered, they felt that they
could do better, and they felt that the time had come to strike.

Two-Pronged Offensive

When we look back through Iranian eyes, we
can now see what they saw: a golden opportunity to deal the United States a
blow, redefine the geopolitics of the Persian Gulf and reposition the Shia in
the Muslim world. Iran had, for example, been revivifying Hezbollah in
Lebanon for several months. We had seen this as a routine response to the
withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. It is now apparent, however, that
it was part of a two-pronged offensive.

First, in Iraq, the Iranians
encouraged a variety of factions to both resist the newly formed government
and to strike out against the Sunnis. This created an uncontainable cycle of
violence that rendered the Iraqi government impotent and the Americans
irrelevant. The tempo of operations was now in the hands of those Shiite
groups among which the Iranians had extensive influence -- and this included
some of the leading Shiite parties, such as SCIRI.

Second, in Lebanon,
Iran encouraged Hezbollah to launch an offensive. There is debate over
whether the Israelis or Hezbollah ignited the conflict in Lebanon. Part of
this is ideological gibberish, but part of it concerns intention. It is clear
that Hezbollah was fully deployed for combat. Its positions were manned in
the south, and its rockets were ready. The capture of two Israeli soldiers
was intended to trigger Israeli airstrikes, which were as predictable as
sunrise, and Hezbollah was ready to fire on Haifa. Once Haifa was hit, Israel
floundered in trying to deploy troops (the Golani and Givati brigades were in
the south, near Gaza). This would not have been the case if the Israelis had
planned for war with Hezbollah. Now, this discussion has nothing to do with
who to blame for what. It has everything to do with the fact that Hezbollah
was ready to fight, triggered the fight, and came out ahead because it wasn't

The end result is that, suddenly, the Iranians held the whip
hand in Iraq, had dealt Israel a psychological blow, had repositioned
themselves in the Muslim world and had generally redefined the dynamics of
the region. Moreover, they had moved to the threshold of redefining the
geopolitics to the Persian Gulf.

This was by far their most important

A New Look at the Region

At this point,
except for the United States, Iran has by far the most powerful military
force in the Persian Gulf. This has nothing to do with its nuclear
capability, which is still years away from realization. Its ground forces are
simply more numerous and more capable than all the forces of the Arabian
Peninsula combined. There is another aspect to this: The countries of the
Arabian Peninsula are governed by Sunnis, but many are home to substantial
Shiite populations as well. Between the Iranian military and the possibility
of unrest among Shia in the region, the situation in Saudi Arabia and the
rest of the Peninsula is uneasy, to say the least. The rise of Hezbollah well
might psychologically empower the generally quiescent Shia to become more
assertive. This is one of the reasons that the Saudis were so angry at
Hezbollah, and why they now are so anxious over events in Iraq.

Iraq were to break into three regions, the southern region would be Shiite --
and the Iranians clearly believe that they could dominate southern Iraq. This
not only would give them control of the Basra oil fields, but also would
theoretically open the road to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. From a strictly
military point of view, and not including the Shiite insurgencies at all,
Iran could move far down the western littoral of the Persian Gulf if American
forces were absent. Put another way, there would be a possibility that the
Iranians could seize control of the bulk of the region's oil reserves. They
could do the same thing if Iraq were to be united as an Iranian satellite,
but that would be far more difficult to achieve and would require active U.S.
cooperation in withdrawing.

We can now see why Bush cannot begin
withdrawing forces. If he did that, the entire region would destabilize. The
countries of the Arabian Peninsula, seeing the withdrawal, would realize that
the Iranians were now the dominant power. Shia in the Gulf region might act,
or they might simply wait until the Americans had withdrawn and the Iranians
arrived. Israel, shaken to the core by its fight with Hezbollah, would have
neither the force nor the inclination to act. Therefore, the United States
has little choice, from Bush's perspective, but to remain in Iraq.

Iranians undoubtedly anticipated this response. They have planned carefully.
They are therefore shifting their rhetoric somewhat to be more accommodating.
They understand that to get the United States out of Iraq -- and out of
Kuwait --they will have to engage in a complex set of negotiations. They will
promise anything -- but in the end, they will be the largest military force
in the region, and nothing else matters. Ultimately, they are counting on the
Americans to be sufficiently exhausted by their experience of Iraq to
rationalize their withdrawal -- leaving, as in Vietnam, a graceful interval
for what follows.


Iran will do everything it
can, of course, to assure that the Americans are as exhausted as possible.
The Iranians have no incentive to allow the chaos to wind down, until at
least a political settlement with the United States is achieved. The United
States cannot permit Iranian hegemony over the Persian Gulf, nor can it
sustain its forces in Iraq indefinitely under these circumstances.

The United States has four choices, apart from the status

1. Reach a political accommodation that cedes the status of
regional hegemon to Iran, and withdraw from Iraq.

2. Withdraw forces
from Iraq and maintain a presence in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia -- something the
Saudis would hate but would have little choice about -- while remembering
that an American military presence is highly offensive to many Muslims and
was a significant factor in the rise of al Qaeda.

3. Halt
counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and redeploy its forces in the south
(west of Kuwait), to block any Iranian moves in the region.

4. Assume
that Iran relies solely on its psychological pre-eminence to force a regional
realignment and, thus, use Sunni proxies such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in
attempts to outmaneuver Tehran.

None of these are attractive choices.
Each cedes much of Iraq to Shiite and Iranian power and represents some
degree of a psychological defeat for the United States, or else rests on a
risky assumption. While No. 3 might be the most attractive, it would leave
U.S. forces in highly exposed, dangerous and difficult-to-sustain postures.

Iran has set a clever trap, and the United States has walked into it.
Rather than a functioning government in Iraq, it has chaos and a triumphant
Shiite community. The Americans cannot contain the chaos, and they cannot
simply withdraw. Therefore, we can understand why Bush insists on holding his
position indefinitely. He has been maneuvered in such a manner that he -- or
a successor -- has no real alternatives.

There is one counter to
this: a massive American buildup, including a major buildup of ground forces
that requires a large expansion of the Army, geared for the invasion of Iran
and destruction of its military force. The idea that this could readily be
done through air power has evaporated, we would think, with the Israeli air
force's failure in Lebanon. An invasion of Iran would be enormously
expensive, take a very long time and create a problem of occupation that
would dwarf the problem faced in Iraq. But it is the other option. It would
stabilize the geopolitics of the Arabian Peninsula and drain American
military power for a generation.

Sometimes there are no good choices.
For the United States, the options are to negotiate a settlement that is
acceptable to Iran and live with the consequences, raise a massive army and
invade Iran, or live in the current twilight world between Iranian hegemony
and war with Iran. Bush appears to be choosing an indecisive twilight. Given
the options, it is understandable why.

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Monday, 4 September 2006
Deploy Over The Horizon
That seems to be the Democratic Party's Global Strategy for the War against International Terrorism. Islamic Fascism, Jihadism, or whatever you wish to call it.

These tactics have been vocalized by The Honorable John P. Murtha and I quote from his website.

My plan calls:

To immediately redeploy U.S. troops consistent with the safety of U.S. forces.
To create a quick reaction force in the region.
To create an over- the- horizon presence of Marines.

To diplomatically pursue security and stability in Iraq.

Loose translation:

Cut and run as fast as we can get our troops out without creating a rout and disaster.

Create a quick reaction force over the horizon, somewhere not really stated.

Now Congressman Murtha was asked what he thought was an appropriate over the horizon deployment area.

His idea?

QUESTION: My other question: What do you mean exactly by a quick reaction force in the region?
MURTHA: Well, the Marines in Okinawa -- remember in Somalia, we came back from Somalia and then we went back in. It only took us a couple days to take care of the Iraqi army, and now we're not talking about an army.

What I'm talking about is a terrorist camp that may affect our national security or the security in the region, we can go back in. But not a civil war or something like that. That's up to the Iraqis to settle that.

So I think the Marine force could be in there momentarily, within a couple days, within 48 hours they could be in there. And if the Kuwaitis would agree and they wanted to put a force in Kuwait, that would be a good place to have them; they could go right down the road.

Okinawa, some 4900 nautical miles of flight, if Iran and the People's Republic of China give us permission to overfly their airspace. If not the 6000 nautical miles.

That is the Democratic Party's Grand Strategy?

I had a dream last night if we did pull our troops out and position them in an over the horizon area where they could be redeployed from, it would be nice if it was closer to the theater of operations and somewhere that American troops might be welcomed.

I think a much better location than Okinawa would be Israel

Now that should make politicians like Rep. John Dingell scream like the stuck dhimmis they really are. Why Congressman Dingal stated publicly

"I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah; I don't take sides for or against Israel." Asked, "You're not against Hezbollah?" Dingell answers, "No..."

Take that into consideration, when you cast your votes this Fall, do you really want to be represented by those who don't take sides against International Terrorists?

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For your listening pleasure while you browse

"Der er et yndigt land" (There Is A Lovely Land)

Words by: Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager
Music by: Hans Ernst Kr?yer
Adopted: 1844

"Derer et yndigt land" was first performed for a large gathering of Danes in 1844, and became popular quickly with the Danish people. It was adopted later that year by the Danish government as a national anthem, but not the sole national anthem. This anthem is on equal status with "Kong Christian",which is both the national and royal anthem.

When the Danish anthem is usually performed or sung, the first verse is played in its entirety, then it is followed by the last four lines of the last verse. (This is true whether the lyrics are sung or not

Recentlty I have been posting music to Illustrate the Diversity of America, this week I have a different motive to express Solidarity with DENMARK

I maintain my Support of Denmark, and will later today, post links to and my thoughts about a Danish Editorial "We are being pissed upon by Per Nyholm "

I think I shall title my Post, "There is no "But" in "Freedom of Speech".

When I first started upon my journey through the blogverse I created a
Statement of Purpose
Now upon reading it, one can realize that I did not hold to every detail of that original statement, but from it's basic premise, I have never swayed, in my belief that the Blogs are in fact the Committees of Correspondence of the Second American Revolution.

And that it is a Revolution of Information, no longer can we afford and allow elite gateways to control what we can see, hear and discuss.

For I believe that those bloggers who find their way, here and in particular from the Blogs associated with Sam.


Some of us are more Serious, some of us are more lighthearted and some post the common ordinary things that make one smile and recall that Life without the simple things to treasure is meaningless.

And it is important that all have a platform from which to speak.

As I understand this process you can link to this post and trackback to this post on ANY subject or post you think important. It is open. I will repeat this every Monday.

The Committees of Correspondence welcomes your intelligent comments. And also welcomes you to join the


This week I also have shortened my usual introduction for a more inportant message.

In it's struggle for Freedom of Speech.

Sign the Petition NOW!

JEG opstille hos Danmark!

44790 Total Signatures 12:34 AM CDT September 4, 2006 We can do better pass the word~!

From Agora a call to Support the Manifesto online by signing another Petition, why not sign both?

MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism
Created by Mark Jefferson on March 1st, 2006 at 5:42 pm AST

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all. "

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Y'al come back now, Y'heah? ;-)
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Saturday, 2 September 2006
Undocumented Drivers
I have a great idea. Anyone arrested for driving without a license, should tell the Judge they were NOT driving Illegally, they are just an Undocumented Driver!

Then if they happen to be in a Blue State, before a Progressive Liberal Judge in the spirit of intellectual, ethical and moral consistency, they would have to be released.

That makes as much sense as this from Buster Blocker's Inmuscatine. Revolving Door Border - Mexican Deported 7 Times Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry:

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — An illegal immigrant who has been arrested previously on drug and firearms charges and deported seven times Friday pleaded not guilty to illegally re-entering the United States.

Felipe Garcia-Morales, 28, a citizen of Mexico, entered the plea and agreed to be represented by a federal public defender.

Chattanooga police arrested Garcia-Morales for driving without a license July 14. He is also charged with violating federal probation in a previous case in Arizona.

U.S. Magistrate Susan Lee, with the assistance of a Spanish-speaking interpreter, ordered Garcia-Morales held without bond pending an Oct. 31 trial.

Records show Garcia-Morales was most recently deported March 3 to Mexico and forced to leave the United States several times before.

Think about all this the next time you see a Miller Beer or if you happen to be a Union member associated with the AFL-CIO when you look at your Union dues stub.

Think about the insanity of the taxpayer having to pay for a trial for "illegally re-entering the United States." for someone who has previously been deported seven times!
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Friday, 1 September 2006
AFL-CIO Working to get rights for illegal immigrants
Union tries to get organized with day laborers

Listen to this story

Many rank-and-file members of the AFL-CIO question why their union is pushing for legalization for undocumented day laborers. But proponents say the move is a sign of things to come. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Photo: Tim Boyle ? Getty Images

It may be very fortunate for me that where I am at the present time I can't listen to the above clip. I might hurt my hand on something. Here is the text,however and my comments if any will be in red bold text.

SCOTT JAGOW: I think maybe I take Labor Day too literally. I always end up working on Labor Day. But I hope you have the day off. This year won't be the cheeriest of holidays for the labor movement. Membership is down. The two biggest union federations can't agree on a vision. One of them, the AFL-CIO, hopes a new tactic might bridge that divide: Working with day laborers to get rights for illegal immigrants. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Rights for illegal aliens, not immigrants, immigrants enter legally.
What rights do they want for illegal aliens? The right to break our Laws?

RACHEL DORNHELM: At the crowded San Francisco Day Labor Center, Julio Reolla, who came from Peru four years ago, talks about his life working on jobs he picks up through the center or standing on the street.

JULIO REOLLA [interpreter]: We, along with other immigrant workers, men and women, tend to do the most dangerous, the dirtiest and exploitative jobs around.

He says he was very happy to learn that the AFL-CIO voted to partner with day labor centers like this to push for rights and legalization for unauthorized workers.(illegal aliens working illegally) He recognizes that there may be some tension with existing union members who see day laborers as a threat. But he shrugs it off.
One might expect the same shrug from a thief who was asked how he felt about the rights of his victims

REOLLA [interpreter]: I think it's natural. These organizations have different issues. Despite these differences, their goals sometimes coincide.

Greg Feere, head of the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council, part of the AFL-CIO, says people are talking about the union federation's growing involvement with day laborers. But he hasn't gotten answers to his basic question:

GREG FEERE: So tell me how do we organize them and how do we put them to work? And so far at this point nobody's comin' up with any answers. you don't, you deport them. Maybe you want to know how to make a burgular's job easier too?

That may take time. One of the organizers of the San Francisco Day Labor Center, Renee Saucedo, says right now this is a political alliance.

RENEE SAUCEDO: The AFL-CIO will work on educating its to bend over to make it easier for the Union Bosses to shaft us? We as day labor centers will work on educating our members. Because our members, sometimes because of negative experiences that people have had with unions in their home countries, don't trust unions in the U.S.

The AFL-CIO says the goal of their alliance is not to organize day laborers as dues-paying members, at least not it's for politcal power later, screw the dues paying members Instead, it's to further national political goals, like removing the guestworker program from the immigration reform legislation.SEE? And to work on the local level, exposing unscrupulous non-union contractors and supporting one another's labor actions. Another goal, according to Ana Avendano, the director of the AFL-CIO's Immigrant Worker Program, is to bring workers in the U.S. back together.

ANA AVENDANO: One of the reasons that workers, in our experience, see other workers as threats is because both the immigration debate and the economic situation in this country has left people with a very unsettling feeling. And, unfortunately, both of those things have turned workers against workers.

UC Berkeley professor Harley Shaiken says this alliance shows how the labor movement has done an about-face in the past six to seven years in its attitudes towards immigration. He says there is likely lingering anti-immigrant bias among rank-and-file workers.I am NOT anti-immigrant I AM anti-ILLEGAL ALIENS

HARLEY SHAIKEN: But the potential gains far outweigh the tensions. If immigrant workers, particularly day laborers, are unorganized, they will of course drive wages and working conditions down. But if they are organized, they can work together with labor to improve conditions for everyone. particularly desirable for the coffers of Progressive Left collections

Shaiken says the rank-and-file should embrace newcomers to reverse the decline in union membership. Right now, he says, immigrants make up 15 percent of the U.S. workforce.
Yeah the Union Bosses figure small dues,due to small wages from a whole LOT of workers is even better than large dues from a smaller group of workers, more Political Power and screw the members
SHAIKEN: In the next 20 years or so immigrants will comprise 30 to 40 percent of all newcomers to the workforce. So for labor to be strong tomorrow requires organizing immigrants today.

There you go, fellow Union Members the AFL-CIO leadership figures we are expendable, and their future is with the Illegals
The new partnership will be on display this Labor Day at immigration policy marches around the country where the AFL-CIO will help bus day labor participants to the rallies.

In San Francisco, I'm Rachel Dornhelm for Marketplace.

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Morning Coffee with Miller Beer sponsors Illegal Immigrant March and
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Miller Low Life
Forget Miller High Life, the company no longer deserves any adjective other than one that implies the concept, "crawling on their bellies".

Michelle Malkin leads the way on this story from the Chicago Tibune in.
Illegal alien march...sponsored by Miller Beer!,and No more Miller time

Photoshop credit: David Lunde

So what is the flap all about read it and try to keep your last meal down.
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Why this immigrant rights march is brought to you by Miller
"By Oscar Avila
Tribune staff reporter
Published September 1, 2006

Marchers had to duck into fast-food restaurants for water when they first took to Chicago's streets in support of illegal immigrants five months ago. At the next two marches, family-owned grocery stores offered free bottled water from trucks emblazoned with their names.

This time, as demonstrators march from Chinatown to House Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) Batavia office this weekend, they will have Miller Brewing Co., as a sponsor. The brewer has paid more than $30,000 for a planning convention, materials and newspaper ads publicizing the event"

"But this march is no Cinco de Mayo parade. The politically charged event will promote a controversial plan to end deportations and offer legal status for all 11 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants.(Illegal Aliens) That creates potential pitfalls for any businesses lending support, experts say"

And I say, "pitfall Hell,let them find out they just drove their Beer Truck off a Cliff"!

Labor unions remain the movement's backbone with four major unions bringing at least 600 marchers on buses from throughout Chicago. Religious groups have been key too. Some marchers will bed down in churches and a mosque.

If you are in a Union, ask your Local Leadership what they think of this and if you don't get a good answer vote them out and tell their replacements to send the word upstream.
March organizers shot down a suggestion that they approach Coca-Cola, for example, because of what they perceive as the company's labor abuses in the developing world, a cause celebre among liberal activists.

Thank God. I never much liked Miller and I went on the wagon 17 years ago, haven't touched a drop since, but if COKE had done something this venal it would hurt, I LIKE coke. ;-)

Read the Rest don't WAIT for the movie.

This really cracked me up
The Photoshop revolt has begun at HA affiliate Sanctuary

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Morning Coffee with Miller Beer sponsors Illegal Immigrant March and
The Uncooperative Blogger with immigrant rights march brought to you by Miller

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Thursday, 31 August 2006
Some People Would Do It For Free
You can always count on a Socialist to spend money on what some people would or should do for Free.

The latest example come's to us via Michelle Malkin at
Condi Derangement Syndrome

Salt Lake Trib reporter blogs:

At the noon hour, a group of dusty construction workers are buying lunch at the 7-Eleven on Third West.
"I wonder what happened at that Death to Israel rally," says one. "What was that all about?"

When the hardhats learn that the organizer of the Death to Israel rally is offering $10 an hour to the homeless to be "surrogate protesters," they shake their heads.

"Better than minimum wage to sell your soul," says one.

Makes one wonder. $10/hour for demonstrating? I wonder how much for voting? Is it by the hour as well, or just a set fee? Will there be premium pay for multiple votes,or a bonus if the right candidate wins?

In other news I great to inform my readers there ARE things the Left is willing to do without having to be paid for their efforts.

Again from Michelle Malkin at Guardsman beaten, taunted as "baby killer" An awful story out of the peaceful Pacific Northwest tonight:

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon.
The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action.

The driver then got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun and shouted insults at the victim. Four other suspects exited the vehicle and knocked the soldier down, punching and kicking him.

“And during the assault the suspects called him a baby killer. At that point they got into the car and drove off and left him on the side of the road,” Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Michelle has a few other incidents on her website, and I myself have an old post which relates how a crowd turned on an invalided vet during a 4th of July march with crys of Baby Killer and also how the mother of the 1000th soldier to die was treated by a group of Peace (?) activists in
Recall what happened to the Mother of the 1000th soldier to die?

As the 5th Anniversary of this centuries version of Pearl Harbor, the World Trade Tower approaches, lets spend some time thinking about those who stand between us and danger, try to make a difference from those who can't be bothered. Or in the words of Natalie Maines "don't see why people care about patriotism."
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Tuesday, 29 August 2006
What Time Of Year Is It The Warmest?
Topic: Global Warming
I want you to take a GOOD look at the following graph.

Now Children that little graph is "Earth Ice over the last 750,000 years."

See where we are now? In an INTER-glacial cycle, close to the end of an average interglacial cycle to be exact.

Approximately every 100,000 years Earth's climate warms up temporarily. These warm periods, called interglacial periods, appear to last approximately 15,000 to 20,000 years before regressing back to a cold ice age climate. At year 18,000 and counting our current interglacial vacation from the Ice Age is much nearer it's end than it's beginning.

Take a GOOD look at that graph. It shows Climatic CYCLES. That is how Nature works, not Linear but in Cycles. This a phenomenon that is found time and time again in Nature, not just in Weather or Climate.

There has been much comment in the News about Global Warming. Oddly enough it is by the same groups that were commenting a generation ago about Global Cooling.

What we are witnessing is BAD Science, Political Science, Junk Science, Propaganda if you will to develop hysteria and establish political and economic control of the general population.

Science deals with DATA, not just Computer Models that can be tweaked with different assumptions to derive desired results.

It is getting Warmer? Yes and it has done so before.

Example of regional variations in surface air temperature for the last 1000 years, estimated from a variety of sources, including temperature-sensitive tree growth indices and written records of various kinds, largely from western Europe and eastern North America. Shown are changes in regional temperature in ? C, from the baseline value for 1900. Compiled by R. S. Bradley and J. A. Eddy based on J. T. Houghton et al., Climate Change: The IPCC Assessment, Cambridge UniversityPress, Cambridge, 1990 and published in EarthQuest, vol 5, no 1, 1991. Courtesy of Thomas Crowley, Remembrance of Things Past: Greenhouse Lessons from the Geologic Record

Earth's climate was in a cool period from A.D. 1400 to about A.D. 1860, dubbed the "Little Ice Age." This period was characterized by harsh winters, shorter growing seasons, and a drier climate. The decline in global temperatures was a modest 1/2? C, but the effects of this global cooling cycle were more pronounced in the higher latitudes. The Little Ice Age has been blamed for a host of human suffering including crop failures like the "Irish Potato Famine" and the demise of the medieval Viking colonies in Greenland.

Today we enjoy global temperatures which have warmed back to levels of the so called "Medieval Warm Period," which existed from approximately A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1350

So yes we HAVE seen global warming trends before and I note that the last one PREDATES the Industrial Age and the use of Fossil Fuels.

That was not the only time either. The following graph is the last 18,000 years of THIS Interglacial Cycle.

The idea that man-made pollution is responsible for global warming is not supported by historical fact. The period known as the Holocene Maximum is a good example-- so-named because it was the hottest period in human history. The interesting thing is this period occurred approximately 7500 to 4000 years B.P. (before present)-- long before human's invented industrial pollution.

CO2 in our atmosphere has been increasing steadily for the last 18,000 years-- long before humans invented smokestacks ( Figure 1). Unless you count campfires and intestinal gas, man played no role in the pre-industrial increases.

As illustrated in this chart of Ice Core data from the Soviet Station Vostok in Antarctica, CO2 concentrations in earth's atmosphere move with temperature. Both temperatures and CO2 have been steadily increasing for 18,000 years. Ignoring these 18,000 years of data "global warming activists" contend recent increases in atmospheric CO2 are unnatural and are the result of only 200 years or so of human pollution causing a runaway greenhouse effect.

Incidentally, earth's temperature and CO2 levels today have reached levels similar to a previous interglacial cycle of 120,000 - 140,000 years ago. From beginning to end this cycle lasted about 20,000 years. This is known as the Eemian Interglacial Period and the earth returned to a full-fledged ice age immediately afterward

Now maybe all this talk of Ice Volume, Interglacial Cycles is confusing. But there ARE weather cycles we are all familiar with the Seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. We have seen the Seasons come and go. We are all familiar with that Natural Cycle.

Let us do a small thought experiment.

Suppose there were a world exactly like ours, with a Race much like ours but their Life Cycles were 100,00
times more rapid, there days and night came 100,000 times more rapidly BUT their year was the same length as ours and their Seasons progressed the same.

100,000 years to 1 year, 4000 generations, each month would be about 9,000 of their years less than 400 generations. Each month would be about the same length of time as our Historical Era.

The Scientists of this Civilization have for sometime noticed an alarming trend, Their World is getting WARMER. Left unchecked Life on their planet will become extinct.

They determine the cause is the release of Carbon Dioxide into their atmosphere by the use of Fossil Fuels.

The only solution is to De-Industrialize their Civilization. That will require a reduction of their population by about 90%, because a Pre-Industrial Society can only support that number.

They will instituted Draconian Population Controls, tests will be run and only the top 10% will be allowed to reproduce, the remainder of their population will be sterilized.

The Cost will be worth it, their Race, indeed ALL of Life on their Planet will be spare the impending inevitable Doom.

Of course from our viewpoint they are WRONG. The warming trend will NOT increase Linearly, In fact in a few of their Centuries it will become COLDER.

It may become so Cold that their new Civilization will not survive, and their Society will collapse into small bands of Hunter Gatherers.

That is because they were only looking at a small part of a Natural Cycle and assumed incorrectly that trend would continue in the same direction.

Sounds preposterous? Well Big Lizards in Ya Fallow? informs us that:

Extree, extree, read all about it! Now "global warming" makes glaciers grow bigger...!

Global warming could be causing some glaciers to grow, a new study claims.

Researchers at Newcastle University looked at temperature trends in the western Himalaya over the past century.

They found warmer winters and cooler summers, combined with more snow and rainfall, could be causing some mountain glaciers to increase in size.

Buster Block at InMuscatine in Scientist Predicts Global Cooling tells us

United Press International - NewsTrack - Russian scientist predicts global cooling:

A Russian scientist predicts a period of global cooling in coming decades, followed by a warmer interval.

Khabibullo Abdusamatov expects a repeat of the period known as the Little Ice Age. During the 16th century, the Baltic Sea froze so hard that hotels were built on the ice for people crossing the sea in coaches.

The Little Ice Age is believed to have contributed to the end of the Norse colony in Greenland, which was founded during an interval of much warmer weather

So the next time you read or hear hysterical pronunciations that Global Warming, excuse me Climate Change, is facing us with impending Doom, ask yourself, "What time of the Year is it the warmest?"

Hint it is now August and in the Northern Hemisphere this means September, October, November and December will be what?

So hot that Life as we know it will be threatened?

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