Monthly Archives: June 2010
I’m pretty sure that if 70% of Arizonans support the new immigration law, then the figure for the whole of America should be in this vicinity as well. It’s only the Liberal Left and the illegal immigrants themselves who are trying to con the people into believing the rest of the USA is opposed to the bill. More and more states and councils are starting to back Arizona. Should be interesting to see who becomes of the lawsuit from the Federal Government against one of their own…
The city councils of Hemet and Lake Elsinore, both in Riverside County, approved proclamations Tuesday in support of Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law.
The Yorba Linda City Council in Orange County approved a similar resolution earlier this month, countering actions taken by leaders in cities such as Los Angeles, who voted to boycott doing business with Arizona companies in protest of the law.
The law tells police officers to check the immigration status of people they have stopped for another reason and reasonably suspect are in the U.S. illegally.
The Hemet City Council unanimously approved the measure, proposed by Mayor Eric McBride. Dozens of residents testified throughout the evening, with supporters praising the council for taking a stand against illegal immigration and for the rule of law, and opponents accusing the council of fostering racial profiling and discrimination. Residents on both sides criticized the White House and Congress for failing to address the issue.
“It may not be perfect, I’m sure it’s not,” Councilman Robert Youssef said of the Arizona law. “But it’s a step in the right direction.”
In Lake Elsinore, a 28-mile drive west of Hemet on Highway 74, a similar scene played out before that city’s council, which approved a resolution in favor of the Arizona law 4 to 1.
“It doesn’t have to do with your nationality or where you come from. It has to do if you’re here legally or not,” said Mayor Melissa A. Melendez.
Melendez, who said she has relatives of Mexican and Peruvian descent, also criticized illegal immigrants for disregarding the nation’s laws and flaunting their allegiance to Mexico.
“Don’t come into my country wearing a Mexican flag. It’s insulting,” she said.
So, because some Islander boys don’t know how to “control” their emotions, the Caucasion referees need to take culture lessons? Yeah, that makes sense. Hey – how about the Islander boys learn how to act in polite society? Or, better yet, go back to your Polynesian Islands and play amongst yourselves. Maybe its time to introduce a White league and an “Other” league and each gets their own referees from their race seeing as we don’t “understand” them and they “don’t have respect” for the Whiteys. Just a thought…
RUGBY league referees should take compulsory culture lessons to learn how to deal with Polynesian and Lebanese footy players.
Pacific islanders have been blamed by some refs for an increase in junior footy violence.
But Sydney Samoan Council representative Richard David, a former Western Suburbs district player, said caucasian referees did not know how to handle other cultural groups.
“When they walk out on to the pitch some of them don’t realise that comments they make to the players could be hurtful to them,” Mr David said.
“They also don’t realise some of the islander boys don’t have respect for them from kick-off and that sometimes manifests in violence.”
Mr David said it was difficult for some islanders to control their emotions: “The Polynesian instinct is very different to a European’s. Our nature is not to speak and talk through our feelings, it’s about the physical emotion and sometimes that can manifest in different ways.
“I think it’s unfair to pinpoint the Pacific Islander community but I admit there is a problem when it comes to communication.”
Parramatta Referees Association president and NRL referee Alan Shortall said he was holding talks with Parramatta district junior rugby league president Terry Rose and Parramatta seniors boss Paul Osborne after previously threatening strike action.
“Our members have been the victims of a number of serious and unsavoury incidents,” he said.
“Any incident that impacts on the recruitment will place in jeopardy the ability to provide competent and confident referees whose aim is to ensure the safe participation for all concerned.”
Mr Shortall said he was hopeful that the ARL and Parramatta district would implement fresh measures to limit the number of assaults on his referees.
I’m with you on this one! Show me the axe.
Berlin – An American in Bavaria got so fed up with the droning from his neighbours’ vuvuzela that he threatened to kill them with an axe.
Police in Bavaria said yesterday the 45-year-old man confronted his neighbours during Thursday’s Netherlands-Cameroon World Cup game, wielding the axe.
He screamed: “I will kill you,” then returned home.
The man was arrested and may be charged.
Like that famous saying goes: “don’t let a crisis go to waste”, Obama has seized on the Gulf tragedy to push his new Socialist Cap ‘n Trade tax. Hands up the dumb-dumbs who believe this is a good tax and that the Government means well? No one? Yeah, thought so.
After the June 23 Cabinet meeting, President Obama said:
“We talked about energy. In the context of the oil spill, as I said last week during my Oval Office address, this has to be a wakeup call to the country that we are prepared and ready to move forward on a new energy strategy that the American people desperately want but for which there has been insufficient political will.”
“It is time for us to move to a clean energy future.”
First, let it be said that the American people do not desperately want “a new energy strategy.” They did not want Obamacare. They do not want Cap-and-Trade. They do not want amnesty for an estimated ten to twenty million illegal aliens.
Along with the totally discredited global warming hoax, this has got to be the biggest lie Obama keeps repeating, along with promises of thousands of “green jobs.”
What is Clean Energy?
Obama is referring to solar and wind energy. Neither of these enterprises would last longer than an episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” were it not for the billions of taxpayer’s dollars provided as subsidies to producers who, once the subsidies end, will abandon these most useless of all ways to generate electricity.
When the government mandates that part of the electricity you purchase must be supplied by wind or solar, they are forcing utilities to invest in means of generation that must always be backed up by coal-fired, natural gas, hydroelectric, or nuclear plants. Neither wind, nor solar can be depended upon to produce sufficient electricity, particularly during times of peak uses.
When you see those windmills turning even when there is no wind, there is a plant somewhere providing them with electricity because, unless they constantly turn, their mechanisms famously break down. Solar farms are even less efficient, particularly since the sun does not shine all the time and cloud cover often reduces their capacity.
This, however, will not deter the hoped-for thousands of people who will turn out on Saturday, June 26, to participate in some 700 events across the nation and, we’re told, worldwide in a mega-event called “Hands Across the Sand.” It is intended to encourage more “clean energy.”
“This simple, but powerful human expression of unity will send a clear message to our leaders that more offshore drilling is not the answer and now is the time to create our clean energy future,” said event founder, David Rauschkolb, described as a restaurant owner in Seaside, Florida.
That’s who we want making energy policy, a restaurant owner!
Among the sponsors of the event are Audubon, the Alaska Wilderness League, the Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Day Network, Endangered Species Coalition, Energy Action Coalition, Environment America, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, MoveOn.org, Ocean Conservancy, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club.
In other words, the most mendacious environmental groups, all devoted to impeding the development and access to the huge quantities of energy needed to maintain industry, agriculture, and an economy that, despite their constant interference and obstruction, is still the world’s leader in value of goods produced.
To them, the Gulf oil spill is the best thing that ever happened. One well out of hundreds in the Gulf of Mexico has suffered a horrible failure, but these are the people who want to shut down all of them despite a fifty-year history of safety.
No doubt the mainstream media will have a field day showing us coverage of countless idiots holding hands on beaches, near waterways, and wherever else they will gather in the name of not having any gasoline to fill the tanks of the cars that brought them there, not having the electricity to power the air conditioners in their homes, not having anything made from plastic, not even having asphalt on the highways and streets they will drive upon after the event.
It is not likely to occur to any of them that deepwater oil wells are the result of the bans environmental organizations continue to demand as they oppose drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or anywhere along the 85% of U.S. coastal areas where huge amounts of untapped oil and natural gas exist.
This nation faces many hazards, but the greatest hazard of all is a President who wants to pass the biggest tax in U.S. history, Cap-and-Trade, on energy use. It is not a climate bill. It is not a jobs bill.
It is just another scheme based on the fraud of reducing so-called greenhouse gas emissions. The Earth produces 97% of these emissions. They are a part of the atmosphere of the Earth, albeit the atmosphere is almost entirely composed of water vapor!
The cartoon character, Pogo, famously said, “We have met the enemy and it is us.” You can watch them join hands on Saturday and demand a return to the Dark Ages.
Whilst most sane countries are tightening their spending belts, Obama is spending like there’s no tomorrow. This has to tell the American people something. Hopefully it’s telling them how to vote in November!
The U.S. will be isolated at the G-20 summit on the subject of stimulus spending.
In the days ahead of this weekend’s summit, President Barack Obama and his economic team have pressed Europe and Congress alike on the need for more spending to drive economic growth.
But huge gaps have emerged between the Obama administration and allies in Europe.
Germany, France and Great Britain have all launched austerity campaigns designed to reduce public debt. They’re motivated in part by the Greek debt crisis, which continues to scare countries across Europe.
“In the run-up to the summit, a clear plurality of G-20 countries has come up on the side of fiscal consolidation and not stimulus spending,” said Dan Price, a senior partner at Sidley Austin and former President George W. Bush’s “sherpa” for G-20 summits.
Japan has also introduced a strategy to reduce its budget deficit, while Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is hosting the summit in Toronto, has challenged G-20 members to cut their deficits in half.
The motivation for the Obama administration is different. In less than five months, voters will elect a new House and Senate, and Democrats are in danger of losing their majority in the House.
Higher unemployment figures this summer will hurt the Democratic case this fall, which makes it tougher to argue against spending that could increase employment.
Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.
The recent rise in conservatism’s fortunes follows a decline seen after 2003; liberalism has experienced the opposite pattern. From 1993 to 2002, the ideological trend had been fairly stable, with roughly 40% identifying as moderate, 38% as conservative, and 19% as liberal. Before that, the presidential bid of independent candidate Ross Perot may have contributed to a heightened proportion of Americans (43%) calling themselves moderate in 1992.
Ah, shame, the poor French frogs. Apparently their multi-culturalism mishmash has finally come home to roost. I predicted this years ago when the French team transformed into a bunch of black brothers. They don’t want to play with their White team mates and their egos are so big that they think they are more important than the team and country. They can’t even sing their national anthem. In any case this is poetic justice. France deserved to exit in disgrace after Thierry Henri deliberately used his arm to score the winning goal against Ireland in the qualifying rounds.
After France was booted from this year’s World Cup on Tuesday without winning a match — amid scenes of selfishness, indifference and indiscipline — the French news media piled on about the humiliation to the country and the misbehavior of its players. There were calls for a complete restructuring of the French team: its management, its method for choosing players, its training.
But there is a more troubling aspect to the reaction to the defeat, which has focused on lack of patriotism, shared values and national honor on a team with many members who are black or brown and descended from immigrants.
The philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, who has often criticized the failures of French assimilation, compared the players to youths rioting in the banlieues, France’s suburban ghettos. “We now have proof that the French team is not a team at all, but a gang of hooligans that knows only the morals of the mafia,” he said in a radio interview.
While most politicians have talked carefully of values and patriotism, rather than immigration and race, some legislators blasted the players as “scum,” “little troublemakers” and “guys with chickpeas in their heads instead of a brain,” according to news reports.
Fadela Amara, the junior minister for the racially charged suburbs who was born to Algerian parents, warned on Tuesday that the reaction to the team’s loss had become racially charged.
“There is a tendency to ethnicize what has happened,” she told a gathering of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s governing party, according to news reports. “Everyone condemns the lower-class neighborhoods. People doubt that those of immigrant backgrounds are capable of respecting the nation.”
She criticized Mr. Sarkozy’s handling of a debate on “national identity,” warning that “all democrats and all republicans will be lost” in this ethnically tinged criticism about Les Bleus, the French team. “We’re building a highway for the National Front,” she said, in a reference to the far-right, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim party founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Philippe Tétart, a sport historian at the Institut d’Études Politiques, said that the undercurrent of racism was “very unhealthy, but one of the predictable negative outcomes of the World Cup defeat.”
France is confused about its identity and uncomfortable with the growing numbers and sometimes the attitudes of its immigrants and their children, he said. “What is certain is that we are going through in France questions of disobedience, of incivility, of loss of bearings, and this group of irritated young kids is an excessive reflection of those questions.”
In 1998, the French team that won the World Cup was widely praised for its multiethnic nature — black, white and Arab, and seen as a symbol of a more diverse nation. But today, Mr. Tétart said, the talk is the opposite.
Today’s players, he said, “come from a generation who come from the banlieues, and they don’t necessarily have the cultural background to understand what they did.”
Luc Chatel, the education minister, said on television Wednesday that he was “terribly angry” and shocked that Raymond Domenech, the team’s coach, who is blamed for some of the team’s disunity and apologized to the nation for the failures, refused to shake hands with the South African manager after the team’s final game.
“But I’m going to go farther,” he added. “A captain of the French team who does not sing ‘The Marseillaise,’ ” the national anthem, “shocks me, there it is. When one wears the jersey, one should be proud to wear the colors, you’re an example.”
He was speaking of Patrice Evra, who was born in Senegal and who found himself caught between players and managers as the team refused to practice after another black player, Nicolas Anelka, swore at Mr. Domenech and was removed from the team.
Mr. Sarkozy himself called a meeting on the disastrous result on Wednesday, summoning Prime Minister François Fillon, Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot and Rama Yade, the junior sports minister. In a statement, he said he had ordered them “to rapidly draw the lessons of this disaster.”
The racial makeup of the French team has long been an issue on the far right, even in a country where all the French are “citizens” and are supposed to have equal rights. Of the 22-man squad, 13 are men of color, with two born in French territories.
This month, Marine Le Pen, the vice president of the National Front and daughter of its founder, said that she did not see herself in the makeup of the team, whose players behaved as individuals, not as a team, and who were “fighting for advertising contracts more than for their country.”
“Most of these guys,” she added, “consider at one moment that they represent France at the World Cup, and at another they are a part of another nation or have another nationality in their heart.”
In her contempt, which carefully did not mention the factors of race and ethnicity but implied them, she was echoing her father, who in June 2006 criticized the team for containing too many nonwhite players and failing to accurately reflect society. He also went on to scold players for not singing “La Marseillaise,” saying they were not French.
On Tuesday, Mr. Le Pen said that “the myth of antiracism is a sacred myth in France.” He added, apparently with no irony, that he hated politicians who turned the national soccer team into “a flag of antiracism instead of sport.”
Now, the language of Mr. Chatel, the education minister, resonates with the themes of the Le Pens. That reflects, critics say, the general effort of Mr. Sarkozy and his party, over the last few years, to weaken the far right by playing on the same themes of patriotism, nationhood and identity.
I’m still waiting patiently for the American liberal press to start slandering the current POTUS in the same way they did Bush. Alas, it will never happen. As long as he is in power their liberal agenda should see windmills producing power and lovely green things all around; the government collecting the tax cash and then redistrubuting to those less fortunate; the once rich paying carbon credits for breathing..You get the picture. Where is that once proud nation whom the world feared? Playing golf.
I’m starting to get the feeling that President Obama is no workaholic.
His much trumpeted “War on Petroleum” speech in the Oval Office last week fell flat to most listeners, regardless of political affiliation, because our “genius”, Harvard educated President made it clear to the entire world that he knew less about the Gulf spill than the average 10th grader.
What has this man been doing with his time for the past two months?
You’d think by now Obama would at least have something intelligent to say about containment booms, or sand berms, or the Jones Act, or flow rates, or the coming hurricane season and its possible effects on the cleanup effort.
Sen. George Lemieux had this to say about a recent talk with Obama: “He doesn’t seem to know the situation about foreign skimmers (or) domestic skimmers.”
The President has access to the best information in the world, and yet I would swear the man hasn’t spent 20 minutes on Google researching the spill.
Even the commission Obama so proudly announced that would investigate the disaster and make sure it never happens again isn’t designed to produce any useful information … it doesn’t have one oil expert on it!
They’re just a bunch of left wing political hacks whose transparent purpose is to tell the President exactly what he wants to hear … namely yet another lame excuse for Cap and Trade legislation.
Obama’s ignorance regarding the oil spill, while not necessarily surprising for a man with a penchant for voting “present”, does illustrate one of the root problems with so-called liberal “intellectuals” … when you already know everything, there isn’t anything new to learn.
An Administration Run by Czars
Is it just me, or do you also get the impression that Obama views his job as President as going from one photo-op to the next?
Obama was in the White House for only a few weeks before he started farming out his authority to dozens of “czars”. There’s a good reason why no other President has ever done that, because what’s the point of being President if you’re not going to make the big decisions yourself?
I wouldn’t be surprised if members of the administration have stopped asking Obama permission for every little thing. As long as it follows the liberal mindset, like trying 911 terrorists in New York City or advocating equal pay for illegal immigrants, they probably figure Obama doesn’t care what they do.
No wonder Obama has ample free time for rock concerts and 5 hour golf sessions. He basically handed over his presidency to a collection of left wing radicals who are busy doing the job for him.
Oh goody – England’s immigrants are breeding like rabbits. One in four births last year were to mothers who were born outside Britain. I can bet you most were either of African or Arab/Muslim descent. At this rate the indigenous European will be an endangered species in the near future. The other good news is that nearly one child in three is living without their father or mother. Yup – that’s about right for the breeders. They have their fun and then leave tax payers to raise their spawn.
Britain’s fast-rising population is now close to 62million, the latest count showed yesterday.
Numbers of people in the country went up by 394,000 to reach 61,792,000 by the middle of last year, the Office for National Statistics said.
The increase of 0.6 per cent on the previous year means the population has been rising at the same rapid rate since the Millennium, mainly driven by high levels of immigration.
In the past decade, population levels have been rising as fast as they did at the peak of the post-war baby boom in the early 1960s.
The latest leap in numbers has been pushed by growing birth rates more than immigration, the ONS said.
It said that 45 per cent of last year’s population rise was brought about by immigration and 55 per cent by ‘ natural increase’ – the greater number of births than deaths.
But the rising birth rate is itself a product of immigration – one in four births last year were to mothers who were born outside Britain.
The country’s population rose by 176,000 as a result of migration, down on the previous year by 15,000 as the recession cut numbers of people coming into the country to find work.
But it is still 23 per cent higher than in 2002 when net migration, the number of people added to the population after both immigration and emigration have been counted, stood at 143,000.
The ONS believes that continuing high levels of immigration means the population will hit the politically-sensitive 70million level in 2029.
Ministers repeated yesterday their promise to slash the number of immigrants.
Immigration Minister Damian Green said: ‘We believe immigration has been far too high in recent years, which is why the Government will reduce net migration back down to the levels of the 1990s – to tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands.
‘Over the coming weeks and months the public will see us tackle this issue by introducing a wide range of measures.’
How’s this for a cheek? Not only does Mexico encourage most of its poor to invade the USA – who then has to clothe, feed and support them – but Mexico has now decided to support a lawsuit which is challenging the constitutionality of the new immigration law because the human and civil rights of its citizens should be respected whilst in the USA! Ha ha….this is just so ridiculous I have to laugh otherwise I’ll cry.
Mexico on Tuesday filed a brief in federal court in Arizona supporting a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a tough new immigration law, Mexico’s foreign ministry said.
The lawsuit seeks to overturn SB 1070, a recently passed law due to go into effect late next month, which stipulates that police can ask the residency status of people being investigated for a crime.
“The government of Mexico has requested the court that SB 1070 be declared unconstitutional and that it does not enter into force,” the foreign ministry said in a written statement.
The Mexican government gave its support to the lawsuit filed by a group of civil rights organizations, including the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, the National Immigration Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union.
In its brief, Mexico “underscored that it is fundamental and imperative that the human and civil rights of its citizens are duly respected while present in Arizona or in any other state of the United States,” the foreign ministry said.
In filing the brief, Mexico said it was upholding its duty to protect its nationals in the United States and ensure that they are not discriminated against based on their ethnicity.
The case is Friendly House, et al v. Michael B. Whiting, et al.