2012 WTF #28 – So what do you do when the United States Supreme Court issues a ruling you don’t agree with? If you are the Dept of Homeland Security, it looks like you issue directives to your agents to IGNORE the ruling!
In case you didn’t hear, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law today, and ruled that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations, but it said state and local police COULD check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion to believe are in the country illegally.
I guess that DHS didn’t like this because DHS officials stated today that it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
What does this mean? In a nutshell, the Supreme Court upheld that Arizona police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status on suspected illegals, BUT, thanks to today’s directive from Homeland Security, federal officials are likely to reject most of those calls.
Federal officials went on to say that they’ll still perform the checks as required by law but WILL ONLY RESPOND WHEN someone has a felony conviction on his or her record. Absent that, ICE will tell the local police to release the person.
So if you don’t commit a crime, you’re welcome here if you are an illegal… wait a minute, isn’t coming across the border illegally a crime in itself? Why yes, I believe it is…. Hmmm… Ahh, but it’s not a felony – and even if it was, if they haven’t been CONVICTED yet of that felony, then it doesn’t count! GOTCHA!
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Obama Justice Department Awards $400,000 In Grants To Group That Includes Former Weather Underground Radical Bernardine Dohrn…
I would say this is unbelievable, but is it really? Why can’t people see what’s going on? It’s so obvious.
Via National Review:
Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization.
Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later.
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I want you to do your own homework too. Look at the groups getting grants, subsidies and other money from this administration.
Allen West: Muslim Brotherhood & Extremist Groups Are Influencing U.S. Strategy | Video | TheBlaze.com
He’s the bravest guy I know. He will always tell it the way it is! Take a look.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is never afraid to take a stand on the issues he holds dear, which is why the conservative politician is taking aim at the FBI for removing nearly 900 pages of allegedly-offensive training materials. According to West, this action, which was taken after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) complained about some of the materials’ contents, is a form of “cultural suicide.”
Durbin, who wrote a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller about the situation, complained that the controversial documentation could lead Muslims and others to be targeted based on their religion. “There is a real risk that agents will be operating on false assumptions about Arab-Americans and American Muslims,” Durbin maintained.
West, though, said that the removal is evidence that extremist Muslim groups are holding sway over U.S. strategy. He discussed the issue of “tolerance” and its relation to the situation in an interview with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning.
“We have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide,” he said. “We should not allow the Muslim Brotherhood or associated groups to be influencing our national strategy.”
West’s main concern is that the U.S. seems to be watering down its definition of who America’s enemies are. In an attempt to decrease how intensely officials offend extremists, the politician claims that leaders are potentially endangering the nation.
Watch the video:
Thanks to The Blaze.
This article is great! J. Christian Adams is someone I really admire for his testimony before congress and his honesty in telling what he saw in the Obama Administration and the DOJ.
Here’s just a taste of what he’s written in this article:
America is not a land where thugs should be allowed to threaten free Americans who have been charged with no crime. Seminole County, Florida, is not Ox-Bow Canyon, where resolutions come quick by murderers with rope and a tree.
We can thank Eric Holder in part for the disgusting bravado we’ve seen from these lawless thugs over the last few days. Not only did his DOJ drop the voter intimidation charges against them, the DOJ refuses to bring what appears to be slam dunk felon-in-possession gun charges against one member.
The New Black Panthers act like they are above the law because so far they have been.
Americans are taking renewed notice of the New Black Panthers and the politicians who have enabled them. What sort of country have we become that racist uniformed thugs can stalk polls and threaten free citizens with mob arrest and murder? Is this a post-racial America, or a wicked reminder of a lawless age we thought we had moved beyond forever?
***UPDATE at end of post***
I was reading an article from Breitbart.com when I realized the same thing the author did. Sandra Fluke has a plan. She’s made herself a victim, when she is obviously no such thing. Now I know many are coming out of the woodwork condemning Rush Limbaugh for his comments about Fluke being a “slut” and a “prostitute”. His example was that if we pay someone for sex they’re a slut or a prostitute. I don’t think he was necessarily calling Ms. Fluke a slut. She was explaining to congress why she feels the American tax payers should pay for her contraception so she could have sex.
Let’s be honest, this has nothing to do with women’s health. They want religious organizations to go against their beliefs and teachings to offer free contraception for their employees and students. Look, if you want your insurance to cover contraception, or to supply it at no cost to you, work or go to school somewhere else. I, as a taxpayer, don’t want to pay for anyone else’s birth control choices and therefore, their ability to have as much sex as they want. If you don’t want to get pregnant, you could try just not having sex until you can afford your own contraception.
Now, as to the plan I believe Ms. Fluke has and I found in the following article. Does anyone else think it’s strange that President Obama called Ms. Fluke in person to console her over big, bad Rush Limbaugh’s comments. I didn’t think sitting president’s did that sort of thing.
Here’s the part of the article by LEE STRANAHAN I found particularly interesting:
However, Ms. Fluke pulled back the curtain midway through her interview on “The View” when she suggested that viewers head over to the website of Media Matters for America. As The Daily Caller recently exposed, there’s been a high level of coordination between the White House and Media Matters for America, so of course it’s no shock that Ms. Fluke chose MMFA as her leftist propaganda arm of choice.
One of Media Matters’s main jobs has been shutting down right wing media voices were ever possible. They want a world with no Breitbart.com, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or any dissenting voices in the run-up to the 2012 election. The level of coordination should concern anyone because it’s the president using his position and bully pulpit as a way to quell criticism by utilizing the Institutional Left’s infrastructure.
Of course, The View is a perfectly fair and balanced source on the subject since they have Elizabeth Hasselback as their resident conservative. She had not heard Rush Limbaugh’s statements before viewing the heavily edited video clip shown on The View but her gut reaction was “repulsed.”
I don’t know if you’ve read the series in The Daily Caller about Media Matters and their close association with the White House and MSNBC. I read it and it makes a great case for MSNBC and the White House working together to bring down or silence President Obama’s critics. It was amazing how far Media Matters for America (MMFA) was willing to go to bring down the administration’s perceived enemies.
The Daily Caller also talks about how after something showed up on MMFA, it was being used almost word for word on MSNBC by their various hosts. Once it started on MSNBC daytime, by nighttime, they would be quoting it as fact. In fact, they were stating it as fact on daytime too.
This is why when I first saw on all the blogs about Ms. Fluke suggesting people read MMFA, I was suspicious. Is it a coincidence that she received the phone call from the President while waiting in the green room for her appearance on Andrea Mitchell’s show? Andrea Mitchell finds any way she can to talk about the all-knowing, all-seeing President Obama. She couldn’t wait to ask Ms. Fluke about her phone call from the President.
Wow! Is this guy nuts, or what? Listen for yourself. I know this guy is smart, but quit the scare tactics already. We can make cuts to things other than old people and whatever other crazy thing he said. I’m sick, sick, sick of the Obama administration claiming that Conservatives and Republicans just want to cut things for seniors and national security. I can think of plenty of things to cut before I even touch anything else and I would sure reform entitlements. Come on, get a clue. How can people believe this dreck?
Listen for yourself:
Interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read this article, but it’s interesting and logical. I’d at least like to give it a try. I would rather be able to protect myself and my family than have the police arrive only to try to solve the crime after the fact.
via Big Government:
What would happen if the United States enjoyed a moratorium on restrictions on equipment for rifles, a moratorium on the enforcement of types of guns, acoustic suppressors, length of a rifle, magazine capacity or where and when one can concealed carry? What would change?
The greatest fear of gun control is personal independence of the citizen, where the silliness of large bureaucracies is self-evident. Since America’s first gun control measures, public servants have been able to plumb the depths of the electorate’s tolerance for political nonsense and find a rather broad tolerance for the earliest appearance of impropriety and corruption. Once servants learned that the electorate will delegate to them the illusion of protecting our personal safety, they believed and acted upon the practice of getting the people to delegate them anything. Officials haven’t stopped since.
What would happen if Americans could stop violent acts on their authority instead of being restrained from acting in emergency? What would happen if more Americans – by the millions – became increasingly aware of their legal authority to act in refusing to be a victim?
Seriously, what would happen? What would happen if more citizens refused to be a victim of crime and system both?
Read the rest of this article at Big Government.
Obama’s Chief of Staff Exposes Obama’s True Intentions for Radical Gun Control in the U.S. | The Gateway Pundit
This is absolutely ridiculous. They can’t have my gun!! We have to vote him out, or we’ll have no constitution. He’s not only showed us how much he hates the constitution, he’s also said it. Our constitution exists because of great and faithful men and no way is some guy who happens to be president going to tell us he knows better than us poor hicks. I will hang on to my bible and my guns. That’s my right and he can’t take it, no matter how he tries to change the constitution. Wow, talk about government control. This is certainly not about crime. The more rights they control, the more they can take away. Well, guess what, my rights were given to me by my Creator and only He can take that away from me. Although our country has a president, he’s sure not our Creator. Maybe someday he’ll wake up and realize he’s not even an intelligent as our Creator. What an ego!!
Here’s some highlights from the article in Gateway Pundit that got me so worked up. I sure would love to hear what you think of the article once you go there after reading just these highlights.
- While 49 other states have ratified Concealed Carry laws, Illinois is diligently working to track and punish their own citizens for exercising their Constitutional rights. If Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way, gun owners will not only be tracked in the same manner as sex offenders, but will be slapped with a repeating $65 fee…for each gun.
- If gun owners cannot afford to pay the $65 fee for each gun they must turn their guns in to local law enforcement for destruction. Punishment for not complying is a Class 2 Felony. How unfortunate for the rest of the good people of Illinois to have the scourge of Chicago in their state. And this fresh on the heels of signing a check for $399,950 to the Second Amendment Foundation after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Chicago’s ban on handguns…because it was unconstitutional.
- At the CPAC on Friday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre had this warning…via The Washington Times,While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president’s low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was “a “conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep.”“We see the president’s strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”
- Obama is a nightmare for the Second Amendment. He wants to make sure the government and criminals have guns…and the citizens don’t. You can’t have Marxism until you disarm the populace.
Wow, this just irritated me all over again. Go to Gateway Pundit and read the article. He explains it with much less rage than I do. Tell me what you think.
First they came for the Catholics…I know where I stand, do you?
The Military Is Now Telling Catholic Chaplains What They Can And Cant Say About The Obama Administration
From Business Insider:
The emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself.
The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion.
All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church “cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.”
Even Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who is in charge of Catholic military chaplains sent out the same letter.
But after he did, the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent out another communication forbidding Catholic priests to read the letter, in part because it seemed to encourage civil disobedience, and could be read as seditious against the Commander-in-Chief.
More than one Catholic chaplain who spoke to us off the record confirmed that many chaplains disobeyed this instruction and read the letter anyway. Others sought further instructions from their Archbishop.
Now after much behind-the-scenes bureaucratic wrangling, a new version of the letter will be read, one that was edited of the language about “unjust laws.”
A new statement issued this afternoon from Archbishop Broglio’s office acknowledged the interference this way:
Archbishop Broglio and the Archdiocese stand firm in the belief, based on legal precedent, that such a directive from the Army constituted a violation of his Constitutionally-protected right of free speech and the free exercise of religion, as well as those same rights of all military chaplains and their congregants.
Following a discussion between Archbishop Broglio and the Secretary of the Army, The Honorable John McHugh, it was agreed that it was a mistake to stop the reading of the Archbishop’s letter. Additionally, the line: “We cannot-we will not-comply with this unjust law” was removed by Archbishop Broglio at the suggestion of Secretary McHugh over the concern that it could potentially be misunderstood as a call to civil disobedience.
It’s an issue that Catholic chaplains are taking very seriously in private. We obtained a confidential letter sent to the chaplains that prepares priests to contact the Military Archdiocesan lawyer in case of more interference or any punishment.
The Archdiocese believes that any attempt to keep a chaplain from freely teaching and preaching the Catholic faith, for which you were endorsed, is a violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. If any of you are in any way punished or slated for punitive action, I ask that you kindly call our Archdiocesan Attorney, John L. Schlageter, Esq. at 202-719-3635 and he will immediately place you into contact with a Religious Freedom Law Firm that will be most willing to take your case free of charge.
The letter also tries to clarify to priests that the Archbishop’s letter “concerns a moral, not a political issue.”
While it is true that soldiers do not have an unlimited right to free speech or political action, the military does not want to strain relations with the Catholic Church and its chaplains who provide services to many service members of all faiths.