Monthly Archives: April 2010
Is Rush Limbaugh a birther? It sure sounded that way to Mediaite during his rant yesterday about illegal immigration. Rush was obsessing over a recent Obama statement condemning Arizona’s new illegal immigration law, in which the president worried that “if you don’t have your papers…you’re gonna be harassed.”
To Rush, the use of the word “papers” rather than, say, “documentation” was a deliberate attempt to evoke Nazi Germany. “I can understand Obama being touchy on the subject of producing your papers,” Rush bellowed. “Maybe he’s afraid someone is going to ask him for his!”
Another smelly South African government failure. And the minister wants R23 billion to fix the problem! Well, dear lady, that ain’t going to happen. You see, it goes like this…the ANC has plundered the tax money to enrich themselves – they can’t even find money to buy land back from farmers for the “disadvantaged masses”(so now they’re just going to start taking it – but that’s another story for another day). Where do you think the ANC is going to find this type of money to fix something that isn’t considered a crisis….yet (cause they’re used to living in this crap anyways)? They have welfare; soccer stadia; pot holes; crime; education; health; houses; the President’s 20 children etc. to fund and the white tax payer base is getting smaller and smaller. Oh, and don’t forget, they also need to “lose” some tender money for their bank accounts as well. Ah, the rainbow nation, soon available in all shades of brown! Any retired (read: ousted because you’re white) engineers are wanted to repair this mess…don’t all rush at once.
Water affairs minister Buyelwa Sonjica on Thursday finally released a report on the state of sewage treatment throughout South Africa. It paints a grim picture of millions of litres of raw sewage flowing into waterways. But there is no crisis yet, Sonjica insisted, because there aren’t mass disease outbreaks yet. And there is no need to alarm the public with more complete and more up-to-date figures either.
It’s called the Green Drop report, and it is not pretty. According to the interpretation of the department of water affairs, based on criteria it chose and weighted, 55% of the sewage plants measured require drastic intervention soon, because they are grossly mismanaged, are dumping raw sewage into waterways or simply don’t monitor or report data on their operations at all.
That is somewhat on the optimistic side, however. Because of what the department says is the large number and wide spread of sewage treatment plants, the survey wasn’t complete. The rural the plants were the ones more likely to be skipped, and they were generally less likely to be working well. In the Eastern Cape the assessment rate was just over a quarter of all treatment plants in the province; in Limpopo less than a third of plants were looked at.
That shows in provincial statistics, with poorer, less urbanised regions doing very badly indeed. In Limpopo every single last plant that was looked at failed the (reasonably generous) test applied by the national government. In the Free State the failure rate was 80%, in the North West it was 77%. In Gauteng, on the other hand, it was only 20%.
Does that translate into a crisis? Not by Sonjica’s reckoning.
Crisis? It depends how you define crisis,” she said in response to the question. “I would rather say we have reason to be concerned, but I don’t think we have reached crisis levels. I would think that if we had reached crisis levels…. we would be talking about an outbreak of many diseases, waterborne diseases, and we are not there.”
Asked for clarification, she re-iterated that “when everybody is sick in the country” it may be appropriate to declare an emergency, but up to that point “we have a very serious challenge that we are busy addressing”.
The challenge is serious enough that Sonjica delayed the release of the Green Drop report by several months, since at least the end of 2009, while formulating a response. It would be alarmist of government to release such data without also showing it has a plan of action, she said. “As a government we don’t have the luxury of just making people aware without offering solutions.”
Those solutions include going to the Treasury with the begging bowl out for at least R23 billion, trying to convince retired engineers to go work at far-flung municipal plants, and reaching out to the United Kingdom for help and advice.
When (not if, as much as we’d like to believe so) a fatal outbreak of a disease like cholera occurs in South Africa again, we’ll be interested to see how Sonjica reacts. We’ll be even more interested to hear what the courts have to say when relatives of the dead claim that the department of water affairs was aware of the risk, and had a duty to forewarn, but chose the path of secrecy instead.
No guys – you get to stay in South Africa and support the government you and your parents voted for. Now that the country is in ruins you want to run away and sponge off the next country that will have and support you? What happened to “Africa for Africans”? Stay there and correct your mistakes – stop blaming everyone for the mess your people have made. They caused this now live with it!
A new poll shows that 42% of Black South African youth want to leave the country as soon as they can, while 33% of White and Indian teens want to go.
Those who wanted to leave South Africa all agreed on their reasoning: 73% said the ANC-led government was not living up its promises, 71% said it was impossible to find work, and 58% cited crime as their reason for wanting to leave.
In reporting on the stunning survey, the Sunday Times quoted 14-year-old Zakithi Mshololo as saying that South Africa is going “down the drain” and she has no intention of going down with it.
The BratTrax study surveyed 900 youths ranging in age from 7 to 15 years and was conducted by Youth Dynamics.
Well lookee here folks. Seems that the new illegal immigrant law signed in by Arizona has “inspired” other states to copy it. The excuse they use? It’s to staunch the flow of illegal immigrants from Arizona into Utah. Wow – guess the new law is actually working! Who would’ve thunk? All iIlegals – please head to that liberal-progressive Utopia of California where everyone is welcome – no papers required….
The political and legal fallout now plaguing Arizona after that state’s passage of one of the nation’s toughest new immigration laws could soon be headed for Utah.
Arizona’s SB1070, signed into law Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer, calls for, in part, all local law enforcement officers to ask for immigration status documents “whenever there is reasonable suspicion that the person is unlawfully present.”
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, told the Deseret News Monday he’s started work on drafting a bill for the 2011 Utah legislative session that uses the Arizona statute as a model — a move he said is necessary to stanch the flow of illegal immigrants into the Beehive State.
“It is imperative that we pass similar legislation here in Utah,” Sandstrom said. “In the past, when we’ve seen tougher legislation in Arizona … a lot of illegal immigrants just move here.”
While critics of the bill say it will lead to racial profiling and likely makes inroads into rights protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Sandstrom said it’s no different from enforcement policy local police officers already use.
“If you get pulled over for driving intoxicated, what’s the first thing the officer asks for?” Sandstrom said. “Your ID, right? This is the same thing, the same work police officers are already doing … asking for documentation that relates to probable cause.”
That law enforcement inquiry is one that American Civil Liberties Union of Utah director Karen McCreary said is unacceptable.
“This Arizona statute amounts to requiring the carrying of ‘papers,’ ” McCreary said. “We just don’t do that in America.”
Ok – now I’ve heard it all. See, Italy has decided that it’s racist to specify the race of the baby you’d like to adopt. You aren’t allowed to prefer a child from your own race – it’s racist. I wonder if it would also be considered racist should a black couple prefer to adopt a black baby? Let’s see how the rate of adoption drops in Italy in the near future….
Rome – Italian couples, who are seeking to adopt a child, are guilty of racism if they reject black or non-European children, the prosecutor at Italy’s highest court claimed on Wednesday. The prosecutor backed a court petition by Italy’s Friends of Children association of adoptive and foster parents (AIBI).
The Court of Cassation’s prosecutor agreed with AIBI’s petition that a previous ruling by a court in Catania was racist because it allowed a couple who did not want black or non-European children to adopt a child.
He said it breached the Italian constitution and international human rights law.
“Mercenary” interests such as those of the unidentified couple should “disqualify them from being parents,” AIBI said in its petition.
The petition is expected to be considered by judges from all sections of the Court of Cassation. The high court’s rulings almost invariably follow the prosecutor’s recommendations.
“The Catania court’s ruling is at odds with Italian adoption law and legislation protecting children. It is illegitimate because it flouts international conventions outlawing all forms of racial discrimination,” AIBI president Marco Griffini wrote in the petition to the court.
“The court should uphold the rights of children to grow up and be educated in a family environment without being discriminated against on grounds of sex, ethnic and linguistic identity and in full respect for their cultural identity.”
If the court rules in favour of the AIBI’s petition, lower Italian courts will no longer be able to allow such ‘racist’ couples to adopt.
Blow me another one! Tintin is now racist! Is nothing sacred anymore?Why don’t the Congolese write their own comic books and poke fun at white people? I wouldn’t mind or get offended or read it for that matter. Who is he to live in someone else’s country and tell them what books they can read or what warnings they should carry? Is he for real? And shame on us for allowing it.
A Congolese man living in Belgium is trying to get a controversial Tintin book banned in the cartoon star’s home country of Belgium
The ginger sleuth’s “little (black) helper” in Tintin in the Congo is seen as “stupid and without qualities,” Bienvenu Mbutu, is quoted as saying. “It makes people think that blacks have not evolved,” said Mbutu, who has been campaigning for years to have the book removed from Belgian shops.
A court was to rule on whether the book can be sold in Belgium and, if so, whether it should carry a warning. Although it was scheduled for Wednesday, the verdict has been delayed and is now expected on May 5.
The book has already attracted much criticism for its crude racial stereotypes. Three years ago, the U.K.’s Commission for Racial Equality called for the book to be banned, saying it contained imagery and words of hideous racial prejudice.
A black woman is featured in the book bowing before Tintin and exclaiming: “White man very great. White mister is big juju man!” Written in the late 1920s, it was the second Tintin adventure created by Herge, who later said it was a youthful sin that reflected the prejudices of the time.
A scene in Tintin in the Congo in which the eponymous hero gave a geography lesson to Africans about Belgium was later changed to a math class. Now U.K. editions are generally found alongside more adult books and are sold with a band of paper around the outside, warning the content is offensive.
While Mbutu has asked for the book to be banned, he has said he would be satisfied if it was sold with a warning like the one used in Britain, said the BBC’s Dominic Hughes in Brussels.
Some light-hearted reading for those who would like to know a little more about the current POTUS (seeing as just about no one knows anything about him). I assume the title hints at him having been brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for the Communist Party…The more I read about this man the scarier he becomes. Just who and what has been unleashed on the American people? I think I’ll be getting me one of them copies. According to one of the reviews I’ve read, if only 10% of what is written is true then the USA is in deep trouble…..
In “New name for Obama: The Manchurian President” Book exposes radical nexus behind chief executive that is changing America,” WND reports that “The Manchurian President” is to be released Monday in book stores and through outlets online.
President Obama has deep ties to an anti-American extremist nexus that has been instrumental not only in building his political career but in crafting current White House policy, charges a new book. …
The book exposes an extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals.
With more than 800 citations, the brand-new, autographed title from WND senior reporter Aaron Klein bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama’s political background and radical ties. Klein’s co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.
“The Manchurian President” contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.
The book also includes an extensive investigation into Obama’s own background. The work uncovers, among many other things, Obama’s early years, including his previously overlooked early childhood ties to a radical, far-left church. The book provides copious new details about Obama’s deep ties to the unrepentant Weatherman Underground terrorist group founder William Ayers and about the president’s boyhood years in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Of all Obama’s radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as his connection to Ayers. The book uncovers for the first time where and how Obama first met Ayers – and it is much earlier than previously believed.
“The Manchurian President” also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama’s carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.
Obama’s associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and black political extremists are also revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.
Also detailed are Obama’s deep ties to ACORN, which are much more extensive than previously documented elsewhere. The book crucially describes how a socialist-led, ACORN-affiliated union helped facilitate Obama’s political career and now exerts major influence in the White House.
In one chapter, the book unmasks the extremists among Obama’s “czars” and other top advisers, including new information linking Axelrod and Jarrett to communist activists.
The many issues pertaining to Obama’s eligibility to be president are carefully examined and given a much more extensive analysis than in previous works, including questions about Obama’s birth documentation and whether or not he legally qualifies as a “natural-born citizen” according to the U.S. Constitution.
“The Manchurian President” also exposes how Obama’s health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.
“I believe this work is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum,” says Klein, “including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda.
“Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama’s own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization,” Klein claims.
Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician’s association with Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.
That story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that “mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein’s articles.”
It was in a WABC Radio interview on the John Batchelor Show with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, “endorsed” Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas’ positive comments.
Klein was among the first reporters to expose that Obama’s “green jobs” czar, Van Jones, founded a communist organization and called for “resistance” against the U.S. government. The theme was picked up and expanded upon by the Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck, leading to Jones’ resignation last September.
Co-author Brenda J. Elliott is a historian, author and investigative researcher known for her blogging during the 2008 presidential election about Ayers, Tony Rezko and other controversial figured linked to Obama. Since 1988, Elliott has been responsible for a number of historical projects, has won an award by Project Censored for her work and has been named “One of the Intriguing People” by Central Florida magazine.
The introduction to “The Manchurian President” relates: “Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama’s presidency.
“As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America.”
The Time 100 World’s most influential people list is out and Glenn Beck has made it. Love him or hate him, he has done a lot to wake the conservative American people up by giving them facts and proper history lessons – not the bleached version of the libs. I now know more about the USA constitution and the founding fathers than I thought I’d ever need to know. My only problem with GB is that he should stick to USA history and stay away from making comments on other countries as he usually puts his foot in it. Otherwise, well done Glenn! I’m sure your progressive fans will be lining up to congratulate you!
By Sarah Palin
Who’d have thought a history buff with a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such riveting television? Glenn’s like the high school government teacher so many wish they’d had, charting and connecting ideas with chalk-dusted fingers — kicking it old school — instead of becoming just another talking-heads show host. Self-taught, he’s become America’s professor of common sense, sharing earnestly sought knowledge with an audience hungry for truth. Glenn, 46, tackles topics other news shows would regard as arcane. Consider his desire to teach Americans about the history of the progressive movement: he’s doing to progressive what Ronald Reagan did to liberal — explaining that it’s a damaged brand.
His love of the Founding Fathers inspires others to learn and respect our nation’s history. Best of all, Glenn delights in driving the self-proclaimed powers-that-be crazy. (The whole country awaits the red phone ringing!). Even his critics (whom he annihilates in ratings) have to admire his amazing ability to galvanize everyday Americans to better themselves and peacefully engage their government. Though he sometimes dismisses himself as an aw-shucks guy or just a “rodeo clown,” he’s really an inspiring patriot who was once at the bottom but now makes a much needed difference from the very, very top.
Palin, a former governor of Alaska, was the Republican candidate for Vice President in 2008
OMG – hide the children; nail down the windows; go get supplies; get to those bunkers – the evil Tea Party Patriots are loose again! You never know what they’re capable of. WARNING – some people may find the pictures below shocking – look at your own peril…..Thank goodness we have Obama here to protect us from these unhinged wackos. He even sent in the SWAT team to keep everyone safe!
The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally. Obama was speaking at the convention center this afternoon.
They were singing “God Bless America” …A sure sign of violence.
Michelle Malkin climbs into the hypocrisy – or rather hipócritas – of the Mexican President. After reading her article, I must say she does have a point or two…or three. Actually, she makes lots of good points and now I’m outraged too! You gotta love the liberals and their
double triple standards. Go Arizona – you’re on the right track – even your Governor’s approval rating has gone through the roof!
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has accused Arizona of opening the door “to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement.” But Arizona has nothing on Mexico when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens. While open-borders activists decry new enforcement measures signed into law in “Nazi-zona” last week, they remain deaf, dumb or willfully blind to the unapologetically restrictionist policies of our neighbors to the south.
The Arizona law bans sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens penalties against illegal alien day laborers and their employers, makes it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to complete and carry an alien registration document, and allows the police to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving they are in the U.S. legally. If those rules constitute the racist, fascist, xenophobic, inhumane regime that the National Council of La Raza, Al Sharpton, Catholic bishops and their grievance-mongering followers claim, then what about these regulations and restrictions imposed on foreigners?
– The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?
– If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam and prove they can provide their own health care.
– Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment.
– Law enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.
– Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals.
All of these provisions are enshrined in Mexico’s Ley General de Población (General Law of the Population) and were spotlighted in a 2006 research paper published by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy. There’s been no public clamor for “comprehensive immigration reform” in Mexico, however, because pro-illegal alien speech by outsiders is prohibited.
But under the Mexican constitution, such political speech by foreigners is banned. Noncitizens cannot “in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
As for abuse, the Mexican government is notorious for its abuse of Central American illegal aliens who attempt to violate Mexico’s southern border. The Red Cross has protested rampant Mexican police corruption, intimidation and bribery schemes targeting illegal aliens there for years. Mexico didn’t respond by granting mass amnesty to illegal aliens, as it is demanding that we do. It clamped down on its borders even further. In late 2008, the Mexican government launched an aggressive deportation plan to curtain illegal Cuban immigration and human trafficking through Cancun.
Meanwhile, Mexican consular offices in the United States have coordinated with left-wing social justice groups and the Catholic Church leadership to demand a moratorium on all deportations and a freeze on all employment raids across America.
Mexico is doing the job Arizona is now doing — a job the U.S. government has failed miserably to do: putting its people first. Here’s the proper rejoinder to all the hysterical demagogues in Mexico (and their sympathizers here on American soil) now calling for boycotts and invoking Jim Crow laws, apartheid and the Holocaust because Arizona has taken its sovereignty into its own hands: