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Arizona’s Immigration Law: Lies, Ignorance, and Stupidity

Yeah, yeah! I know it’s been a while since I’ve been posting. That’s just because I have not been inspired to. But lately, I have been itching to come back. With all the hype of the new Arizona Immigration law, we have been hearing the same old race card bullshit that supporters of illegal immigration spout out when they have no real argument. — With politicians fishing for the Hispanic vote (I’m legally a Mexican National), they have gone out crying that the law calls for (or allows) racial profiling. But when they they are actually asked they actually read the law, they admit that they haven’t.

Eric Holder, for example, condemned the Arizona law and then admitted “I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it.” (Link: Fox News). — More recently, when Janet Nepolitano attacked the Arizona law, she then was asked by John McCain if she had read the law, she said, “I have not reviewed it in detail. I certainly know of it . . . That’s not the kind of law I would have signed.” (From Fox News) — Lovely, Nepolitano hasn’t read the law, but she just knows she would never have signed it. They’ve just either “glanced” at it or “know of it.” — Sad! Just when does “glancing” or “knowing of something” indicate any real knowledge? It doesn’t!

— It doesn’t stop here. Nepolitano continues to put her foot in her mouth by saying, “I believe it mandates and requires local law enforcement or puts them into a position many do not want to be placed in.” — Uh, Janet, I have a question for you: If you haven’t read it, then how can you Goddamn “think” anything about it? You and the other stooges in Obama’s administration have just admitted that you have not read it, and therefore you have no valid opinion on it. So what place do you have to criticize it?

Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that people are calling out racism. But considering that the race card is so old and abused, I almost never take it seriously anymore. — But anyone who has read the law will know that racial descrimination is prohibited by the law SB 1070.

— Don’t believe me? Then, actually take the trouble to read the law! — Or if you are too lazy to read the whole law, here’s a summary. Also there are many unfounded fears that this law may indanger legal immigrants. What is usually not mentioned is that this law takes stepts to protect legal immigrants.

The ignorance and misinformation about the Arizona law is incredible. And considering how much Illegal Immigrants cost the Arizona tax payers, which amounts to $2.7 billion a year after the tax payments of illegals are accounted for, can the Arizonans be blamed for wanting some law enforcement? (Linked source). — No, wait! I guess the Arizonans should be forced to pay for people who don’t have the right to be in their state! Those selfish racist bastards!

I guess the supporters of illegal actuvity would want to talk about the “economic benefits” of having illegitimate labor? That will not work for me because I have already dealt with those claims. For more information, see The Economic Contribution of Illegal Immigration.”

As tough and rude as it may seem for me to say this, the claims of descrimination, racism, and Nazism made against the Arizona law are a wrong, pathetic, and are downright stupid and retarded! Those making the accusations are at best ignorant, and at wose they are lying.

— Just my two cents.

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Nobody Yelled “Kill Him” About Obama at a McCain or Palin Rally
October 18, 2008, 4:50 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , , ,

I already posted the findings of the secret service which have proven that the claim Obama made of McCain supporters saying “Kill him” is unfounded. — But, I though I’d post some more confirmation,

Everyone in the country seems to think someone yelled “Kill him!” at a McCain/Palin rally, about Barack Obama. It’s just not true.

The “Kill him!” phrase was originally reported by the Washingon Post — and it was clearly yelled about William Ayers and not Barack Obama.

I quoted the relevant language in this post:

“And, according to the New York Times, he [referring to Ayers — P] was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,’” [Palin] continued.

“Boooo!” the crowd repeated.

“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.

That is unambiguously a call to kill Ayers, not Obama. As TNR writer Michael Crowley said in a comment to this post of his (h/t L.N. Smithee):

I took “kill him” to mean Ayers–not Obama. It’s just a far, far likelier explanation given the context. That’s still an ugly thing to shout–but on the other hand Ayers probably would have gotten the death penalty had his bombs actually taken a life. If I thought people were actually yelling that about Obama I would feel very differently.

Indeed. [UPDATE: Dana Milbank, who originally reported this, agreed. According to a Politico blog entry: “Milbank said that his impression was that the man meant Ayers, not Obama.” Thanks to “no one you know.”]

And yet outlets across the country are reporting that the man yelled “Kill him!” about Obama. For example, the New York Times reported:

Crowds in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have repeatedly booed Mr. Obama and yelled “off with his head,” and at a rally in Florida where Ms. Palin appeared without Mr. McCain, The Washington Post reported that a man yelled out “kill him.”

The implication is clear that “Kill him!” was yelled about Obama. This implication is made explicit in an article from the Associated Press:

The Secret Service confirmed Friday that it had investigated an episode reported in The Washington Post in which someone in Palin’s crowd in Clearwater, Fla., shouted “kill him,” on Monday, meaning Obama. There was “no indication that there was anything directed at Obama,” Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren told AP. “We looked into it because we always operate in an atmosphere of an abundance of caution.”

Like many AP articles, this article has been reprinted in numerous publications, leading to the widespread myth that someone yelled “Kill him!” about Obama.

Incidentally, the stories are also reporting that someone yelled “Off with his head!” in reference to Obama. I’m not sure why I should believe them, since they’re lying about the “Kill him!” phrase. But let’s accept that as true for the sake of argument, and put this single isolated incident of a yelled threat to Obama in context. I have an isolated incident of Obama supporters threatening the life of someone on the McCain ticket, too. Obama supporters yelled Let’s stone her, old school!” outside a Palin rally, about Sarah Palin.

Oh, the ugliness of the left!

Ah, you say, but there has been widespread ugliness on the right, going beyond a single random call for violence against Obama. We’ve seen people calling Obama an “Arab” (not really an insult, but never mind that) or a “terrorist” or a “liar.” And you guys on the left don’t do ugly stuff like that, right?

Wrong.

We have the plethora of insults and booing of McCain at Obama rallies, including screaming that he is a “liar”; the ugly and profane T-shirts about Sarah Palin; and much more nasty and violent behavior from the left.

That’s the point I was making in my post yesterday, in which I wrote a story about the ugliness of the left in the same style as the media has been writing stories about the ugliness of the right.

We on the right have our random fringe lunatics, and so do you on the left. Stop pretending you’re better.

There’s only one difference between your fringe lunatics and ours: the media reports about ours.

UPDATE: I have a couple of commenters suggesting that this happened in Scranton as well. Not according to the Secret Service.

UPDATE: Now, the mythology of the lying left would have it, they didn’t just scream “Kill him!” referring to Obama (which itself never happened) — they even screamed “Kill Obama!”

But then, truth and “Retardo” were never too well acquainted.

(Link: Patterico’s Pontifications)



Secret Service says Obama’s “Kill Him” allegation is unfounded
October 18, 2008, 3:44 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , ,

Perhaps the bigest lie Obama told during the last debate was when he said many cried “Kill him” at a Palin rally.

As reported by Timesleader.com,

The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

So in other words, when Obama lied about this accusation he was trying to gain sympathy votes and make McCain voters look like racists. — Well, it didn’t work. Obama has been exposed as the lying political Washington insider that he is.

News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

Well, this is no surprise, is it? It is only natural that the left wing pundits in the Associated Press and MSNBC repeat the Obama lies as if they were gospel and thus only justifying the suspicion that the media has a pro-Obama left-wing bias.

Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

There is no basis, but apparently as far as the Marxist media is concerned, Obama’s saying so makes it so.



Obama lies in debate about ties to ACORN
October 16, 2008, 6:46 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , , , , , ,

From WorldNetDaily,

JERUSALEM – In the third and final presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama lied last night about the extent of his relationship with a radical leftist organization that has admitted to major financial improprieties and has been convicted in numerous, massive voter fraud scandals.

It was the second time in a week the presidential candidate or his campaign misled the public regarding his ties to ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

“The only involvement I’ve had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMV,” Obama declared at last night’s debate in response to a statement from Sen. John McCain.

“Now, with respect to ACORN, ACORN is a community organization. Apparently what they’ve done is they were paying people to go out and register folks, and apparently some of the people who were out there didn’t really register people, they just filled out a bunch of names,” Obama said.

“It had nothing to do with us. We were not involved,” he declared.

 

Obama was responding to McCain’s insistence that the Illinois senator is linked to ACORN:

“We need to know the full extent of Senator Obama’s relationship with ACORN, who is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy. The same front outfit organization that your campaign gave $832,000 for ‘lighting and site selection.’ So all of these things need to be examined, of course.”

McCain referenced a payment originally reported by WND in August when it was first revealed that Obama’s campaign paid more than $800,000 in services to Citizen Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that is an offshoot of ACORN.

Obama’s claim last night that his only involvement with Acorn was his representation of the organization in a lawsuit is inaccurate. The 1995 suit on behalf of ACORN, in which the state of Illinois was compelled to implement the federal “motor-voter” bill, was just a sampling of Obama’s association.

ACORN is very active in Obama’s native Chicago, where in 1997, some 200 members attempted to storm a City Hall meeting, resulting in six members being arrested, including Madeleine Talbot, ACORN’s Chicago director.

In the early 1990s, Talbot invited Obama to help train ACORN activists.

While Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago nonprofit, it channeled millions of dollars to ACORN and affiliated groups.

Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.

He served on the Fund alongside William C. Ayers, an unrepentant member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

Obama actively sought and received the endorsement by ACORN for his local campaigns.

In the Social Policy Journal, Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN leader, documents what he terms Obama’s “long service” with ACORN, which he said led many of the organization’s members to help in voter campaigns for Obama’s early Chicago campaigns.

Foulkes said Obama and ACORN were “old friends.”

In 1992, Obama was director of Project Vote in Chicago, which helped register 150,000 voters on the city’s South Side. Obama’s successful work was credited in multiple media reports with helping to elect Democratic Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.

Obama’s campaign last week falsely claimed ACORN was “not part of” Project Vote, but the organization’s incorporation papers, obtained by WND, show Project Vote is a trademark name whose parent company is registered at the same New Orleans address in which ACORN and multiple ACORN affiliates are housed.

Obama himself previously connected Project Vote to ACORN.

“I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work,” Obama was quoted on his own campaign website as saying at an ACORN meeting, according to a post by official Obama website blogger Sam Graham-Felsen.

Clarifying the role of ACORN in Project Vote, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt told the New York Times last weekend Project Vote and ACORN were not as intertwined in 1992 as they are today, as a significant part of Project Vote’s revenues flow to ACORN and various affiliates as payment for services.

But LaBolt’s statement, which admits Project Vote and ACORN were intertwined on some level while Obama was director, directly contradicts the Obama campaign’s “Fact Check” claim that ACORN was “not part” of Project Vote.

In a misleading statement, Obama’s campaign website claims “ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee,” but it fails to mention Obama was an unpaid ACORN trainer, as WND first reported in August.

Lewis Goldberg, a spokesman for ACORN, confirmed Obama conducted two hour-long leadership training sessions for his organization in the late 1990s and said Obama was not paid for the work.

Obama actively sought and received the endorsement by ACORN for his local campaigns.

Obama, Acorn ‘old friends’

In the Social Policy Journal, Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN leader, documents what he terms Obama’s “long service” with ACORN, which he said led many of the organization’s members to help in voter campaigns for Obama’s early Chicago campaigns.

Foulkes said Obama and ACORN were “old friends.”

As a state senator, Obama touted many of ACORN’s lines.

National Review Online writer Stanley Kurtz, who conducted a thorough review of ACORN, wrote, “Sure enough, a bit of digging into Obama’s years in the Illinois State Senate indicates strong concern with Acorn’s signature issues, as well as meetings with Acorn and the introduction by Obama of Acorn-friendly legislation on the living wage and banking practices.”

ACORN endorsed Obama’s presidential campaign, which is touted on Obama’s official website.

“What it came down to was that Senator Obama is the candidate who best understands and can affect change on the issues ACORN cares about like stopping foreclosures, enacting fair and comprehensive immigration reform, and building stronger and safer communities across America,” said ACORN’s Maude Hurd of the group’s Obama endorsement.

Campaign pays ACORN affiliate

WND reported in August Obama’s campaign paid more than $800,000 in services to Citizen Services Inc., or CSI, which, as McCain mentioned last night, is a nonprofit offshoot of ACORN.

According to Federal Election Commission records reviewed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Obama campaign paid CSI $832,598.29 from Feb. 25 to May 17, including $564,342.21 for “stage, lighting and sound.” The payments stood out since CSI does not offer services for stage, lighting or sound.

The Obama campaign amended the FEC reports in August and September to claim the payments to CSI were for get-out-the-vote efforts.

McCain spokesman Rick Davis last week charged the original FEC filing was an effort to “hide the fact” money was paid to ACORN, while FEC officials told media amended filings are common in major campaigns, including for large sums of money.

Election integrity in doubt

Last Friday former state Supreme Court Justice Sandra Newman, a Republican, said at a news conference she had no confidence in the integrity of the electoral process in Pennsylvania as a result of what she termed the extensive voter registration effort by ACORN.

“[There is] potential of massive voter fraud. … I am not confident we can get a fair election” on Nov. 4, said Newman, who retired from the court in 2006.

ACORN and other groups reportedly submitted 252,595 voter registrations in Philadelphia, of which 57,435 were rejected, most of them submitted by ACORN. Officials said the registrations had faulty Social Security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, “clearly fraudulent” signatures, addresses that did not exist and duplicate registrations.

Other key areas in PA had similar problems, Newman said.

A CBS news investigation showed similar problems across the nation.

The news organization said it talked to nearly two dozen ACORN workers who all said they were pressured to increase their number of registration cards to the point of copying names out of phone books, signing up inmates and registering the dead.

“Whether simple error or outright fraud, the charges surrounding ACORN are already raising doubts about the integrity of the upcoming election in key parts of the country,” the CBS investigation concluded.

History of fraud

Last July, ACORN settled what was described by the Washington secretary of state as the “largest case of voter fraud in the state’s history.” Government prosecutors had filed felony charges against seven ACORN workers, who ended up receiving jail time.

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Hobbs said in the case the workers had admitted filling out registration forms with names they found in phone books. The ACORN canvassers filled out the forms while sitting around a table at the downtown Seattle Public Library, Hobbs said.

ACORN was also investigated in 2006 for submitting false voter registrations in St. Louis. Nearly 1,500 fraudulent voter registrations were identified in the case, which was tied to at least one campaign, that of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Four ACORN workers were indicted in the case.

Also in 2006, four part-time ACORN employees were indicted in Kansas City, Mo., for voter-registration fraud after being caught, fired and turned in by ACORN.

In January 2005, two Colorado ACORN workers were sentenced to community service for submitting false voter registrations.

In Ohio in 2004, four ACORN employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter-registration forms.

ACORN has been accused in a number of other voter fraud cases in other states. Some investigations are still pending.

Financial improprieties

The New York Times last month quoted ACORN officials admitting Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke, embezzled nearly $1 million from ACORN and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000. A small group of executives decided to keep the information from almost all of the group’s board members and not to alert law enforcement, the Times reported.

ACORN is organized into more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S., as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico and Peru. The organization was born out of the American civil rights movement of the 1960s.

ACORN strongly lobbies for gun control, leftist education policies and the regulation of banks, targeting the lending practices of major financial institutions it sees as “predatory.” It has a strong anti-capitalism agenda.

National Review Online writer Kurtz wrote the organization’s primary goals are “municipal ‘living wage’ laws targeting ‘big-box’ stores like Wal-Mart, rolling back welfare reform and regulating banks – efforts styled as combating ‘predatory lending.'”

Sol Stern of the City Journal, who also wrote an extensive piece on ACORN, stated the group’s “radical agenda” occasionally broke through to “undisguised authoritarian socialism.”

He wrote ACORN works to drive big businesses out of cities and force companies that want to move to obtain “exit visas.”

Intrusive, radical tactics

ACORN protests have turned violent, at times as soon as the rallies began. Some protests disrupted Federal Reserve hearings and busted into closed city council meetings.

Stern noted that in 2003, Baltimore ACORN underlings piled garbage in front of City Hall to protest lack of services in poor neighborhoods, wielded huge inflated rubber sharks to disrupt a bankers’ dinner and even staged a profanity-laced protest in front of the home of the city’s mayor, Martin O’Malley.

“They unloaded a busload of people shouting pretty ugly things and scared the daylights out of my wife and kids,” O’Malley told the Baltimore Sun. “I thought it was a pretty cruddy thing to do.”

(Link: WorldNetDaily)



Obama is lying. No one said “Kill him” about Obama at a Palin event
October 16, 2008, 5:00 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , ,

Check this out,

That is a bold faced lie.

As Patterico notes the comment was made about Bill Ayers, not Barack Obama.

Obama flat out lied.

(Link: Red State)



Obama’s claim “Obama Never Organized with ACORN” Proven Untrue
October 11, 2008, 9:19 pm
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Media Bias, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: ,

From ISRAPUNDIT,

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Obama campaign failed to cover its tracks before it asserted that,

Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN.

    Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN 

    Discredited Republican voter-suppression guru Ken Blackwell is attacking Barack Obama with naked lies about his supposed connection to ACORN.

    • Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.
    • Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.
    • Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.

Note Fight the Smears’ very careful choice of words: “ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.” It is a matter of proven record, though–and according to ACORN–that Obama provided training services for its members.

http://www.socialpolicy.org/index.php?id=838 (you need to register, which is free, to view the entire article. We also recommend that you download it as we have done in case Barry & Co. “disappear” it over the weekend.)

    As Sen. Obama puts it, how did a skinny kid with a funny name become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, with 53% of the statewide Democratic vote in a seven-person field? 

    Obama started building the base years before. For instance, ACORN noticed him when he was organizing on the far south side of the city with the Developing Communities Project. He was a very good organizer. When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to challenge the state of Illinois’ refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act, also known as motor voter. …

    Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends. And along about early March, we started to see that the African-American community had made its move: when Sen. Obama’s name was mentioned at our Southside Summit meeting with 700 people in attendance from three southside communities, the crowd went crazy.

    …Toni Foulkes is a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORN’s National Association Board.

Now, Barry, do you want to tell us again about how you “never organized with ACORN?”

(Linked: Israpundit)



Stupidly obvious false rumors against Sarah Palin
September 7, 2008, 4:39 am
Filed under: Democrats, McCain, Obama, Republicans, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , , , ,

The rumors against Sarah Palin are really going too far and are really out of control. Considering the obvious anti-Palin bias in the leftist tabloid (i.e, so-called “news”) media, this show has crossed the line from “politics as usual” to a pathetic “dig up dirt on the sexy Alaskan gov, be it true or false.” — At Wal-Mart, today when I went, this bias is all so noticeable. There was a magazine with a flattering picture of Obama, and very close to it, there was a National Enquirerwith a picture of Sarah Palin with a caption that insinuated she was dirty. — So far, I have not seen one positive thing from the socialist media about her, while at the same time they drool over their messiah, the Savior Obama.

To be frank, the more I see the Media attack her, the more I lean towards John McCain, even though I have said on this blog I would vote for Bob Barr instead. — Hell, I’ll endorse McCain here and now! I have decided to vote for him, against Obama and the Obama cult that has infected the news media, turning it into a tabloid frenzy full of left wing hacks.

These attacks are obviously not working because according to a Rasmussen poll (click here for stats), 51% of voters think (dare I say “know?”) that the media is out to get her. — As a matter of fact, she is now more popular than Obama “the messiah.” (click here). And I say, good. This shows the American people recognize the media bias in this case.

The latest lie on the internet is that Palin called Obama a “Sambo,” a racist term. (Read this text linked page) Like the other rumors, there is no evidence to back this up.

Warner Todd Hudson, a blogger from News Busters, today has just published a blog post which refutes many alegations and bullshit claims made to discredit Sarah Palin. He says,

Apparently the media wants to get even for the Swift-Boaters successful torpedoing of John Kerry in 2004 because they are by the dozens every day promulgating lies about the career and life of Governor Sarah Palin. I recently posted a piece on the lies, exaggerations and misbegotten assumptions of a Baltimore Sun columnist and it got me to thinking to try and gather one thread rebutting the media’s ever evolving negative memes against this strong woman. From unproven claims of infidelity, to claims she is a book banner and a negligent Mother, the media have been smearing this woman daily since she stepped out onto the national stage. One recent Politico attackon Palin was made up solely of the claim that she was once mean to someone… yes, Politico actually was trying to say that their report was serious.

He then goes on to list many myths about her and he refutes them. — Click here to read his refutations of the rumors. He text-links to his sources, so you can fact check on what he says.