Obama admits he lied about Uncle Onyango
“President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.”
That’s a first. He is a liar without equal, but it’s a first that he admit it. Obama admits he lied — he did live with Uncle Onyango Obama. I wonder why Obama would own up to it. You know there is some other motive at work here. Read more at: atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com.
President Obama Visits Fasting Immigration Protesters in D.C.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – The First Couple visited protesters in D.C. on Friday who have been fasting for the past few weeks in hopes to pressure Congress to pass new immigration laws.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the groups’ camp on the National Mall to show their support for the “Families for Families” campaign.
The protesters say they have given up all food except water for the past 18 days to draw attention to immigration reform measures pending on Capitol Hill. Read more at: washington.cbslocal.com.
(Maybe the eighty-something and ninety-something World War II veterans should have fasted too).
Governor Christie has been getting a lot of attention since his recent re-election last week. Both the Republican establishment and Democratic pundits as well as the main stream media have all but crowned him as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Never mind his position on illegal immigration and the Second Amendment, or his big Obama hug (anyone remember Charlie Crist?). But in an ongoing poll from Eagle Rising/LastResistance.com, it appears that Conservatives feel differently. Check out the poll below, and scroll down to the bottom to see up to the minute results and cast your vote for the Republican you would LEAST want as President. Note, the results below are as of 10:30 PM on Monday.
We all knew this was coming, so here we go…
RICHLAND, MI – Saying that “the current system is really broken in every way,” Congressman Fred Upton said he plans to take an active role in getting immigration reform passed in the House this fall.
“I will be part of a bipartisan effort to fix the problem, because it has to be fixed,” Upton told members of the Rotary Club of Gull Lake Area Thursday. “To me, doing nothing is not acceptable.”
Upton said that the strategy, which he said had the backing of Speaker of the House John Boehner, is to try to get half the caucus to support reform. He estimated there were 120 to 140 Republican votes in favor of immigration reform. Read more at: mlive.com.
The following column by Michelle Malken needs no introduction other than to remind our readers that it was written ten years ago.
Across the nation, public officials will strike somber poses and shed television-friendly tears and bow their blow-dried heads in memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
They’ll hold hands, light candles, and pass around a plateful of platitudes: “Never forget,” they’ll intone. “Let’s roll,” they’ll thunder. “God bless America,” they’ll warble in perfect harmony.
They’ll assure us that they are committed to fighting terror and securing our borders and doing whatever it takes to protect the homeland from another horrific mass murder at the hands of freedom-hating fanatics. And then?
And then, from Washington state to Washington, D.C., they’ll go back to work, roll up their sleeves, and spit on the graves of the 9/11 dead.
Your pious city councilwoman will return to the office to draft a resolution condemning the common-sense detention and deportation of Middle Eastern illegal aliens suspected of terrorism.
Your politically correct police chief will refuse to cooperate with federal authorities in criminal investigations of illegal visa overstayers and border-crossers and ship-jumpers.
Your pandering mayor will stealthily renew his policy of preventing city employees from reporting illegal aliens.
Your indignant local librarian will promote fear-mongering and misinformation about the Patriot Act.
Your regional Chamber of Commerce president will join forces with Canadian and Mexican government representatives to put business interests ahead of border enforcement.
Your tuition-thirsty university president will lobby behind closed doors against federal efforts to track foreign students and ensure that they go home when required. Your vote-hungry governor will encourage document fraud through his support of insecure foreign-issued identification cards and driver’s licenses for “undocumented workers.”
Your race card-fearing congressman will court Arab and Muslim special interest groups and donors who have coddled Islamists on college campuses, in prisons, and in the U.S. military in the name of “diversity.”
Your grandstanding senator will block funding for long-delayed homeland defense measures — such as a national entry-exit system to monitor temporary foreign visitors — even as he whines about the need for more money to ensure our safety.
Your incompetent Transportation Security Administration will stonewall pilots who want training to be armed, squander tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on lucrative contracts for weapons-detection equipment that doesn’t work or get used, and continue to ban racial profiling.
Your indifferent Interior Department will look the other way as underequipped and understaffed park rangers along the southwestern border remain vulnerable to drug smugglers and terrorists.
Your bloated Homeland Security Department will keep Clinton-era holdovers in pivotal positions, reduce routine inspections at seaports in the name of efficiency, and continue to shortchange interior enforcement against deportation fugitives and asylum con artists in favor of duct tape tipsheets and cosmetic color-coded alerts.
Your corrupted State Department will appease Saudi terror-backers, reward butt-covering managers, assuage European travel industry tycoons, and continue to defend lax visa screening policies.
Your Democratic presidential candidates will unanimously endorse the very kind of amnesty policies that allowed several al Qaeda operatives to infiltrate this country and hatch terrorist plots.
And your Republican Party elites will continue to spurn immigration enforcement reformers within their own ranks for fear of alienating ethnic constituencies that will never vote for them anyway.
To those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 because their government failed to enforce its borders, laws, and sovereignty, the politicians and bureaucrats and civic leaders will ostentatiously offer one measly day a year of dedication in rhetoric — and 364 days of desecration in deed.
Javier Manjarres of the Shark Tank blog caught up with Michelle Malkin in Orlando over Labor Day weekend, at the RightOnline conference. He asked Michelle if she thought that the voters could get past Marco Rubio’s position on his Gang of Eight Amnesty bill and vote for him going forward. You can hear what she had to say in this short YouTube video.
So what’s my take on Rubio’s credibility and whether I can ever trust him again after his taking up with the likes of Schumer, Menendez, Graham, McCain and the other gang members? I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m a Conservative Republican, and elephants never forget.
Nationally syndicated columnist, author, Fox News contributor and just a blogger Michelle Malkin’ will be the keynote speaker at the Alachua County Republican Party’s 2013 Ronald Reagan Black Tie and Blue Jeans BBQ on November 21st. Michelle always speaks her mind and flies in the face of political correctness.
By Michelle Malkin | Aug 21, 2013
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had a message last week for outspoken conservatives who support strict immigration enforcement policies: Shut up.
Yes, the head of the RNC is more concerned about protecting the party’s Hispanic vote-pandering campaign than protecting law-abiding citizens from the devastating consequences of illegal immigration. Continue reading at: townhall.com.
MANY THANKS to Candy Parker for chronicling the Tea Party Meeting With Ted Yoho!
Saturday’s Tea Party meeting with our district’s Congressman Ted Yoho was informative, encouraging and motivating. Many thanks to the Gainesville Tea Party, the Gilchrist County Tea Party and the North Central Florida Tea Party for hosting this event. And last, but certainly NOT LEAST, many thanks to Countryside Baptist Church for allowing these patriots to use their church and for the great support given by Countryside’s Pastor Bill Keith.
Congressman Yoho opened with a reminder that he campaigned on the view that people have ‘Had Enough’. He is honored to be in Washington to serve as our vehicle of change.
BIG votes coming next for the House:
The Nutritional portion of the Farm Bill
Continuing Resolution(s) on the debt – aka ‘Band-Aids’.
Charlie Perez of the Gilchrist County Tea Party did a great job of organizing and moderating the questions offered by the crowd of over 200 people present.
**NSA – Rep. Yoho said that the efforts of Rep. Justin Amash came within 7 votes of those needed to “bring down a rule” for consideration of an amendment not favored by Republican leadership. This in itself was a significant victory. Rep. Amash accomplished this even though he was removed from many committees at the start of his second term in the House apparently for no other reason than his determination to stick to
his principles. When Rep. Yoho asked him how he did it, he said “I have a loud voice even in the background”. Rep. Amash’s amendment would have prevented the NSA from storing (for 5 years) the information they are collecting on Americans unless the NSA has probable cause. Rep. Yoho, like so many other Tea Party approved members of the House, believes that our Rights come from Our Creator and not from men. He and 11 other Florida Representatives voted for this amendment.
**IRS – Rep. Yoho feels that this is a very scary situation about which everyone should be very concerned. He said that never before has the IRS been used to target regular Americans. It has been improperly used in the past by political opponents. But the head of the IRS refused to cooperate when President Nixon tried to use it in the same manner.
**FARM BILL – Rep. Yoho described the drama and posturing of both sides and said that these theatrics serve no one. There are NOT 50 million people starving in America (unless it is getting close to breakfast, lunch or dinner…) During the high inflation and high unemployment of the Carter years, Ted Yoho and his wife Carolyn were both between jobs at the same time and used Food Stamps for a month. He believes that Food Stamps should exist as a safety net, but NOT as a life-style. Laurie Newsom, Gainesville Tea Party, later added that charity is the responsibility of individuals, charitable organizations and churches – NOT the government.
**THE FAIR TAX – Rep. Yoho stands for it and promotes it. He believes the House is ready to look at it. The people want it. Interestingly industry hasn’t helped. Corporate America is ready to ‘settle’ for a 25% flat tax. Rep. Yoho recommends we ‘lock in’ a 20% tax. He asked 7 captains of industry (collectively,
employers of a large percentage of Americans) if they had actually studied the Fair Tax for themselves. – They had not – Rep. Yoho encouraged them to look at
it. The problem is most of them are going on what they’ve heard about it therefore it is poorly understood and subject to a lot of misinformation. Rep. Yoho said it would be a ‘great time for us to write’ Rep. Dave Camp, head of the House Ways & Means Committee and ASK HIM TO LOOK AT the Fair Tax. Rep. Camp is signed on as a supporter and now may be a great time for some encouragement.
**BENGHAZI – Rep. Yoho feels it is marked by a lack of leadership and misdirection. He asked Hillary’s question: “Why does it matter?” and answered it this way: The integrity and character of the US government is at stake. If the American people aren’t able to trust our government to do the right thing then no one else will either. Our present Administration is not trusted…OR RESPECTED and that’s not good for America (my paraphrase). Rep. Yoho remains confident that Reps. Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz along with others will not let it go.
**MASSIVE AMMUNITION PURCHASES and the Militarization of Police Forces – Rep. Yoho read from an informational letter that these purchases are for continuing target practice and readiness. However, he is supporting an amendment by Rep. Mark Meadows to require a report of how it will be used and why it’s necessary BEFORE funds will be provided for future purchases. (The citizen discussion after Rep. Yoho left reflected the continued doubts of experienced shooters that “hollow point rounds would be used for target practice”).
**War on Hydrocarbons& Fossil Fuels – Rep. Yoho feels that if we don’t give some relief to our economy via the Keystone Pipeline and protections for the Coal Industry we are in for some very bad economic times. He pointed out that the progressives are after Coal Ash now. Coal ash is used in the manufacturing of dry wall and its loss will cause the struggling construction industries even more harm.
**The 10th Amendment – Rep. Yoho stated they are trying to turn the responsibility for more issues back to the States. Rep. Steve King wrote a bill based entirely on the 10th Amendment. Federal Government needs to stay out of Common Core, Egg Production best management practices and an endless array of other things that people want the power of the Federal Government to force on their neighbors or competitors; per Rep. Yoho those are the types of issues we citizens should be taking up with our State legislators.
**The Tea Party – He says we are a force and we are being listened to. The Democrats are committed to having Rep. Pelosi continuing as Speaker of the House. The splintered nature of the Republican Party is hampering the success for stopping that agenda. We need to unite around what we are able to agree on for this battle.
**The Grassly Amendment (Would have prevented Congress from exempting themselves from Obamacare – what applies to the people would apply to Congress.) Rep. Yoho agrees that one of our big problems is that we’ve been ‘taken over’ by agencies like the EPA and are being policed by unelected bureaucrats. He recommended a book by Daniel Hanna, The New Road to Serfdom.
**OBAMACARE – Rep. Yoho stated that it has been deemed a TAX and should be treated as such. Constitutionally, TAXES must originate in the House – not the Senate as the Obama-Tax was. Rep. Yoho supports measures to “make it go away” on Constitutional grounds. He also personally feels that “we will defund it and it will go away.” There are 21 separate taxes in the Obama-TAX. He is supporting Rep. Tom Price’s bill, HR2300, to replace it. Medicine needs to remain between the doctor and the patient, not moderated by IPAB bureaucrats and their statistics. He told a story of a 35 year-old survivor of colon cancer who was a supporter of Obamacare until he pointed out, that if it had been up to the IPAB, she would not have been able to get the colonoscopy at age 35 that saved her life. Her doctor would have been penalized if he had granted her pleas for the test.
**IMMIGRATION – The sentiment in the House is NO forward movement until the border is secure; and, can be independently verified to be secure on an annual basis. He said to assume that they will secure it – after immigration reform is passed -is a joke and an insult to the American people. They have not enforced the laws on the books since the Reagan years so why would they enforce provisions of a new bill that they don’t like? There are four bills in the House now intending to deal with border security, guest worker programs and such. Rep. Yoho stated, “I don’t want them to stop coming; I want them to come legally”. (A single terrorist is known to have brought more than 1,500 other terrorists over the southern border in the last few years.)
**One of the problems faced by the Republicans is the lack of unity amongst the members of the House. That splintering of support for any particular issue makes the very near miss of the Amash amendment even more encouraging by indicating a move towards solidarity.
**What do Congressmen listen to the most? Rep. Yoho says that letters, emails and phone calls are tabulated for them. This gives them an idea of what issues are important to people. There are many issues supported by one member or another, and Rep. Yoho may be in agreement with them, but he finds the issue of Economic Freedom to be more important than many other things that he can spend his time on. His focus is still strongly on the strengths that built this nation: Free Markets and a Constitutionally Limited Government. He also extends much credit to his wife, Carolyn, on whom he continually relies to keep his focus sharp.
Rep. Yoho left to a standing ovation, shaking hands on the way out.
The meeting continued after his departure with a discussion to determine which issues were top priority and all were encouraged to write letters expressing each opinion.
CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO SAID LETTERS ARE IMPORTANT SO WRITE YOURS TODAY!
Activist, tea party friend, and Breitbart contributor Brandon Darby relates his recent experiences on the southern border. Brandon is no stranger to Florida as he has spent time with and spoken to many tea party groups in the state including Gainesville Tea Party. In fact, Rod Gonzalez and I did a long telephone interview with Brandon on the Tom-Hayes Morrison Show last September. Brandon was great:
Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby walks viewers from the Rio Grande River into a U.S. neighborhood, revealing just how unsecured the U.S./Mexico border really is. Darby walks viewers through the unfinished “Border Fence,” which had no gate or security of any kind. The location was west of Penitas, Texas.
Read the full story on Breitbart.com.
This letter was sent to me by Philip Kellerman with Harvest of Hope and asked to be forwarded to our email list. It expresses his views about the movie, They Come To America II, which was shown at our movie night last Thursday.
Mr. Kellerman looks forward to your comments which can be left on our blog or his email below. I also look forward to meeting him to discuss this topic. Immigration should be very simple to address, however due to politics and fear of the free market, it has become very complex.
Title: Review of “They Come to America II” by Dennis Michael Lynch.
On July 18th, at the Countryside Baptist Church in Gainesville, I attended the viewing of the documentary about immigration entitled “They Come to America II” by Dennis Michael Lynch. My interest stemmed from my 24 years of experience working to help migrant farmworkers and other immigrants. I give many talks on immigration as I have lived and breathed it daily in my professional life.
I stayed through 80 minutes but due to the film’s overlong length and massive inaccuracies, I finally left. The three worst misstatements were the following:
1) The film calls overall immigration reform “amnesty” but fails to point out that the bill being debated in Congress mandates a 13-year waiting period for citizenship. There are thousands of dollars in fees to be paid and other requirements such as a clean background and knowledge of English. In my experience, only a small percentage of the 10 million undocumented persons here will be able to become citizens due to the long waiting period, requirements and fees.
3) This fact alone totally negates the outrageous claim someone in the film made that “amnesty” may eventually allow tens of millions of undocumented people to reside in the U.S. In fact there are two million less undocumented individuals in our country now due to deportations by the Bush and Obama administrations.
3) The claim that there are many unemployed people who cannot get jobs due to undocumented workers is contrasted, for example, by our area’s need in the spring for more than 1000 migrant workers to work the blueberry harvest because so few local citizens will work the fields.
Our current country’s immigration policies exploit immigrant workers at the cost of tax dollars. The same Americans that decry illegal immigration have no problem for example hiring undocumented workers from Mexico to put a new roof on their house to save thousands of dollars. Your tax dollars go to fund the Immigration Department of Homeland Security to detain and deport over 400,000 undocumented persons a year. Private prisons use your tax dollars to house detainees. Two years ago, my foundation, Harvest of Hope, assisted a Guatemalan migrant worker to go back to Guatemala. The Greyhound bus he was on got stopped by Immigration in Louisiana. He was removed and detained for six weeks, and then eventually deported – all at taxpayer expense. And this was an immigrant LEAVING our country.
I would be glad to discuss and meet with any person or group interested in learning more about immigration. I may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
“They Come To America II” by Dennis Michael Lynch
Dennis Lynch has devoted many hours documenting what is occurring on our Southern Border. This film is especially important in light of the immigration legislation being proposed in Washington, D.C.
So come on down and watch this VERY timely movie about immigration. Admission is free. Just buy a drink and popcorn.
WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 N.W. 39 Avenue in Gainesville.
Good News and Bad News
The good news: The D.C. July 15 March for Jobs/Say No to Amnesty Rally is on.
The bad news: The tour bus for the North Florida area has been cancelled. It appears that there were a limited number of available buses and the Miami area got “our” bus.
So, if you want to go to the D.C. for the rally, you’ll have to make your own travel arrangements (drive your own vehicle, car pool, public transportation, walk, etc.).
Call Steve Hunter: 352-362-3733 (Cell) 352-533-8600 or Alan Berkelhammer: 353-318-2244 for information.
Sen. Murray Does Not ‘Recall Exactly How Many’ DUIs an Illegal Alien Can Have and Still Gain Legal Status
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The Senate will continue debate on S.744, the Teddy Kennedy Memorial Open Borders Act, this afternoon (Monday). A vote on the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.
These are the principles that must guide the federal government’s immigration, border security, and entrance policies.
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Read the entire article by Michelle Malkin here.
Update: The Senate passed the amendment late Monday with the following Republicans voting for passage: Murkowski AZ, Flake AZ, McCain AZ, RubioFL, Kirk IL, Collins ME, Wicker MS, Hoeven ND, Ayotte NH, Chiesa NJ, Heller NV, Graham SC, Alexander TN,Corker TN, Hatch UT.
Unfortunately, this is another bill that almost nobody has read. The loopholes in the so-called enforcement provisions are large enough to fly Air Force One right through them.