As a reminder, Benghazi has been hushed up since the beginning by the Obama administration, even going so far as to have the CIA was moving personnel and changing names of their people so they couldn’t be found by investigators:
As a reminder, Benghazi has been hushed up since the beginning by the Obama administration, even going so far as to have the CIA was moving personnel and changing names of their people so they couldn’t be found by investigators:
Want to know how folks who work on the border feel about the current illegal alien/amnesty/DACA nonsense and being ordered to by policy from DC to release thousands of illegals into the US who are subsequently treated better than returning US veterans?
The comparison to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is pretty apt (and a lot of BP agents are vets, too) – because the duty they’ve sworn to uphold for the nation is something the Obama administration has intentionally told them to give up.
They’ve been ordered to lose and every day that illegals are shipped further in country, they’re being forced to participate in the surrender of their nation.
Just as a reminder of how bad it is, adult illegals in their mid-30s are able to lie and say they’re kids – and be enrolled in schools – because our immigration policy has been made violently, willfully stupid in order to harm the nation – specifically the part of the nation that still wants to be a nation.
From Katie Pavlich:
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama’s claim of executive privilege must be turned over. Obama made the claim on the same day Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in criminal and civil contempt of Congress in June 2012.
It’s been a very long road to this point, but now there’s an order to comply.
The documentation DOJ is required to now turn over is a “Vaughn index” of “all requested Fast and Furious materials from a June 2012 Judicial Watch FOIA request.”
A Vaughn index must: (1) identify each document withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption.” In ordering the DOJ to provide Judicial Watch the Vaughn index, the Court ruled, “In this circuit, when an agency is withholding documents under exemption claims, courts require that the agency provide a Vaughn index so that the FOIA requester – at a distinct informational disadvantage – may test the agency’s claims.”
Of course, the problem is going to be that the documents will all be “lost”. The DOJ will simply have gone through a dozen hard drive crashes and documents will never be returned or found and will all be “accidentally” destroyed somehow.
Lois Lerner’s probably already working over at DOJ.
The Obama DOJ has already shown it will murder people and arm narcoterrorist cartels. The Obama administration has destroyed evidence over much less than an international conspiracy to murder. Why would they follow a judge’s order? And why would any incriminating documents still exist? They’ve had years now to cover up their crimes and destroy evidence because those seeking the truth are limited to legal means, while the criminals in the White House and DOJ are totally free to commit crimes free of all repercussions.
But they’re still the most transparent administration ever. Sort of like how Michael Moore is the world’s fittest man.
I guess the blacked-out stacks of pages DOJ sent to the House Oversight & Reform committee will be the closest we’ll probably see, but reminds us again of the thugs in the adminstration we’re dealing with:
AJ Delgado over at NRO wrote a piece titled “Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty”, and opens it up like this:
One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.
The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take. As Steven Camarota asked in a recent column, why double immigration when so many people already aren’t working?
The answer is pretty simple, really. The Democrats want a new underclass of voters.
Black folks are increasingly wandering off the reservation when it comes to supporting Democrats. Black Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory changed party affiliation last year because he saw that the point of the left is control, and that the left’s promises are all betrayals and failures:
Black folks like Bernadette Lancelin may not have thought through and realized that “White House money” comes from taxpayers, but she knows that her community is being betrayed in favor of illegal aliens.
Black folks like Elaine from Baltimore want to know where they can get asylum:
“The obvious question is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African-Americans and illegal immigrants,” Kirsanow wrote. “The answer is no.”
He referenced a 2008 commission hearing in which witnesses testified that illegal immigration “disproportionately impacts the wages and employment opportunities of African-American” males. Scholars noted that 40% of the 18-point decline in the black employment rate from 1960 to 2000 was due to immigration. He noted that illegal immigrants and blacks “often find themselves in competition for the same jobs.”
He pointed out a host of factors (many influenced or caused by progressive policies) that lead to large numbers of black Americans competing for the same jobs that no-skill/low-skill illegal aliens do. What I didn’t see him mention is that the illegal alien can operate under the table and save their employer compliance costs for things like minimum wages, workman’s comp or social security – thus an employer can pay an illegal in cash, saving the employer resources, and allowing the illegal alien to unfairly compete in yet another way with American citizens. And as noted, a large percentage of those poor Americans who are forced out of yet another job are black.
Democrats still have a huge number of black folks voting for them as a block, and they expect it to stay the same. But the Democrats want new guaranteed voters and cheap labor (and many amoral Republicans want cheap labor, too). A huge influx of teenagers moved around the country to strategic districts who will be voting Democrat not just next election but in every subsequent election – and they will be voting – that’s why Democrats oppose voter ID laws – that demographic change is how Democrats expect to dominate the nation in one party rule forever (flipping Texas is their most public focus).
Not sure if they’ll declare a thousand-year-reich or a people’s collective immediately afterwards. Could go either way.
From KRQE News:
ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – An influx of illegal immigrants coming into the United States has the federal government overwhelmed.
They’re so overwhelmed nearly 700 immigrants from drug-ridden Central American countries will soon be housed in New Mexico.
They’ll be staying in fenced barracks set up inside the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia until deportation.
The facility’s three dorms stretch 10 acres and are equipped with bunk beds, play rooms, free phone access, special infant bathrooms and even a grilling area.
FLETC in Artesia is the Border Patrol Academy. A handful of other agencies train there, but it is dominated by USBP.
That BP video is from 2010 or earlier. There is no hiring push anymore. The housing shown in the KRQE story that’s being used by illegals now was built for BP agents around 2006-2008.
And just in case housing illegal aliens at the USBP academy wasn’t enough – this from the El Paso Times:
Any patient who tests positive for a contagious infection or disease, such as tuberculosis, will be immediately quarantined and given the proper medical treatment.
An immigrant will not be authorized for deportation until the virus or disease is no longer contagious.
ICE and the training center will utilize “soft security” for ensuring that immigrants do not try to escape. Agents will only be placed in the hallways near the bathroom entrances and outside of the housing area.
One of ICE’s goals is to have the residents live fairly normal lives without supervision. Children will be encouraged to engage in activities outside and in a large recreation room.
Two barbecue grills and a covered gazebo are built outside of the housing barracks that immigrants can use to relax and cook.
So the illegals who are diseased won’t be deported, but rather kept in the US… and the objective is to make it so illegal alien “residents” can “live fairly normal lives”.
Illegals are given free food, free housing, free medical care, and taking space and resources and time from the law enforcement academy that’s meant to provide for agents to protect the border – good for illegal aliens and bad for the nation’s security all at once.
Environmental Protection Agency workers have done some odd things recently.
Contractors built secret man caves in an EPA warehouse, an employee pretended to work for the CIA to get unlimited vacations and one worker even spent most of his time on the clock looking at pornography.
It appears, however, that a regional office has reached a new low: Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway.
In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.
Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management “consulted” with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was “very dangerous” and the individuals responsible would “probably escalate” their actions.
There are two possible explanations for this.
First explanation is that the EPA is hiring people from the third world. It’s just possible. It’s a common occurence at colleges where third world students are taken in who’ve never used flush toilets, aren’t familiar with indoor plumbing, and aren’t familiar with sanitation at all. Signs like this exist for a reason:
Some places people aren’t used to how toilets work. Even people from places with public sanitation sometimes leave unexpected messes. Some folks south of the US have flush toilets but low pressure, so they’ll throw used paper into a trash can next to the toilet, or just on the floor. People from different parts of Asia and Africa frequently are used to squatting and often don’t know how flushing works. A lot of folks in the Middle East… well, you just don’t use your left hand to shake there. They’re really bad.
So this could be a matter of the EPA having really crappy hiring practices and pulling in people from remote third world areas that have failed to assimilate in even the most basic manner. If you move to some remote jungle place, you learn to dig a cathole and squat. If you move to the civilized world, you learn to use a toilet.
Failure to learn how to poop in your host country is not only disgusting, but in this case these are people with regulatory authority who don’t even know how to shit. If you’ve failed to learn the culture well enough to operate your own bowel movements, you should not be in charge of anything.
Second explanation, and the more likely one: These are filthy, disgusting EPA employees who know how to shit and are willfully crapping everywhere because they’re filthy, malicious animals.
That’s much worse. A cultural misunderstanding that comes from hiring some ignorant dirt farmer out of blind stupidity – and an ignorant dirt farmer who will be responsible for the interpretation of millions of rules and regulations that destroy American businesses with compliance costs – at least that’s just profound stupidity on the part of the EPA hiring department and profound ignorance on the part of the third worlder.
If culturally acclimated EPA employees from modern nations are doing this, they’re just filthy malicious swine who will shit where they work out of hate and contempt for everything.
A citizen petitioning the EPA to stop using their millions of regulations to crush them would be greeted with the stink of EPA peons’ anal creations and probably walls smeared with brown bureaucrat fingerpaint. The EPA-crappers’ own coworkers must live and work in their filth whether diligent employees or lazy cretins. The taxpayers and government funded by those taxpayers that paid for their building and pays their salaries is having steaming clumps of contempt flung at them – and at you if you’re a taxpayer. It’s all because some disgusting primate has made his workplace – the workplace you paid for – into a sewer.
They’re tasked with Environmental Protection, have been granted the absurd authority to control CO2 – every breath you exhale… and they shit in their own workplace.
Just to preface this, I’ve read there are some conflicting definitions of “liberaltarian”, but for the most part I’ve seen it used not as a way to indicate some hybrid philosophy, but basically is one that is Modern Liberal that calls themselves libertarian in order to distance themselves from the negatives of the Modern Liberal… or progressive. Maybe they’ll throw in some classic liberal ideas like Friedman, but then like John Stossel did last week, will cite Hayek’s “Why I’m Not A Conservative” essay… while ignoring that a European conservative is very different than an American conservative… a point which Hayek even makes.
I managed to catch an episode of FOX Business’s “The Independents” on Friday on the radio, which frankly was entirely dependent on misconceptions, absurdities, leftist phrasing, and a lot of broken windows.
The episode’s guests included an illegal alien “Dreamer” who’s lobbying for her own special protections; Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s so far down in the trenches and relying on direct experience that he sounds inarticulate when talking to high-rise New Yorkers because his viewpoint and argument is dependent on that experience; and Dan Stein, a representative from the Federation on American Immigration Reform. There were a couple others as well – one a pro-amnesty shill, and the other one of those subtle muddling-the-issues amnesty supporters.
The entire episode was fraught with fallacies and errors of economic, moral, and logic standards. There was also an intentional lack of differentiation between legal and illegal immigration, except by the FAIR representative and as footnotes for Arpaio, to whom as a law enforcement official, legal immigration is of no concern.
The hosts, MTV VJ Kennedy, Matt Welch – that other guy from Reason, and I assume Kmele Foster was on, though I didn’t hear him introduced; were all engaged in almost every pro-amnesty progressive leftist point dressed up as laissez-faire economic arguments, emotional humanitarian arguments, and general bullshit.
When Stein was on, they argued that illegal immigration is down because deportations are up (a spurious claim itself), while Stein pointed out that the massive surge in illegal immigration due to stories of the illegal-alien-abetting DREAM Act-by-exec-order means that data from last year is somewhat irrelevant.
They (the hosts plus the pro-amnesty guest opposite Stein) argued that illegal aliens are only coming because the economy is improving, and that thus illegal aliens are good for the economy. Stein rebutted by explaining that illegal aliens are taking American jobs. To which the response was basically this:
The highest point the argument against Stein got to was accusing him of protectionism. To their credit, that’s not completely off base.
The purpose of a nation is to provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. It’s for the citizens of the nation to enjoy the benefits of the nation. It’s what citizenship is about. The whole reason to be a citizen is to be a member of a nation.
The concept of having secure borders and enforced immigration laws that result in deportations for illegal aliens is one that exists in order to protect citizenry and the security and sovereignty of that nation. The liberaltarians on “Independents” seemed only to see the glazier’s side of the economic argument of broken laws. They ignored that having a secure nation means protection not just from economic threats, but from physical ones as well – not just the lurking specter of terrorism, but also of criminals and biological hazards illegal aliens bring with them. You do want to screen who comes in to begin with at the very minimum for those physical threats – all of which lead to second and third order effects due to the hidden damages they cause.
As to the economic threats, they were dismissed by the liberaltarian “Independents” towing their party and paymaster’s line, while ignoring that there’s a much bigger argument than “Durka dur!” (And keep in mind their master Rupert Murdoch is sitting down with Valerie Jarrett to work out ways for the Ruling Class to tell the American people to agree to be invaded.)
For one, illegal aliens do take American jobs. The immediate response is – but they’re jobs Americans are too stupid/lazy/spoiled to do.
If there weren’t illegal aliens undercutting US wages, the pay rates for those unpleasant jobs would be higher. This argument is usually dismissed with a wave of the hand or a subject change, and a bias on the part of the person arguing it.
There are a lot of Americans who do take labor-intensive, difficult jobs. Mike Rowe’s made that point over and over.
If illegal aliens weren’t disrupting the job market with wages that can undercut the minimum, as well as using their illegal status as a way to reduce compliance costs for employers (no workman’s comp or insurance, only paid in cash, etc.), employers would have to pay a wage that’s commensurate with the job itself.
To give an example – throughout the midwest there used to be meat packing plants in downtown areas. Urban populations would work in them for decent, but not great, wages, but enough to keep an economy afloat, provide for a family, and do all that good-ol-American “living wage” stuff unions get all wistful about. Once illegal aliens became an exploitable resource, a lot of those meat packing plants moved out to rural areas, closer to farms, and where entire rural communities would be radically changed by the influx of illegal aliens and cheap illegal alien labor. The plants could’ve hired the guy downtown for $20/hour, but found it easier to hire two illegals for $10/hour – illegals they don’t have to provide benefits for, and if one loses a hand in a band saw, they just get another illegal to replace him.
This usually spins into the idea of “well we need to bring those undocumented angels out of the shadows and into society to protect them”… but they don’t necessarily want that. While they hypothetically could be deported as they’re here illegally, they also don’t have to deal with regulations and compliance costs, taxes, or often any laws at all. Hell, they can get drunk, drive, and crash into Democrat politicians who will still support illegal aliens.
Democrat Moran, from the news story, states:
“I know this is a tough issue that we’re dealing with and as you probably know I have been and will continue to be pro immigrant and some cases even pro illegal immigrant. And it would be politically expedient for me at this point in time to change that. That should give you some indication of my commitment to immigration and immigrants to tell you that even after being hit by one I will continue to advocate for immigrants and their rights as citizens of this country.”
Now, that moron aside, illegals enjoy the benefits of not having laws enforced against them in many states. A park ranger I spoke with last week told me how he’d encountered people breaking laws in Yosemite National Park, but could do nothing as they were illegal aliens with no ID, no auto registration, and California didn’t allow for arresting illegals for pretty much anything. A friend who did a ridealong for Wisconsin state police encountered someone who wanted to race the officer’s vehicle – when they pulled over the racing driver, it turned out to be an illegal alien and he was released with not so much as a slap on the wrist. If a US citizen decided to go race the cops on a street, or tear up through a national park, the US citizen would be arrested and in all probability jailed. If an illegal alien does it, they’re released.
So again, the illegals don’t necessarily want to stop being illegals – it takes away their protected status.
And it takes away their competitive advantage. And it gives them the option to take the route some Americans have chosen to already – those Americans who turn down work because something else is better…
Getting back to the economics of it, the next liberaltarian counterpoint is that Americans are still too spoiled and lazy and fat to do dirty jobs anyway… and that’s where welfare and unemployment come in (which would also come into play for illegals granted amnesty).
Remember the Welfare Cliff?
For those who didn’t know it, there’s also a way to game unemployment. I’ve heard it from employers who have difficulty finding help, and I’ve heard it from the lazy bastards themselves when they talk about what they do. The scam is to work just long enough to get unemployment, then take unemployment for a few months, then go back to work just long enough to qualify for more handouts.
From a personal standpoint, it makes sense. If you can work for three months, then take a three month vacation at taxpayer expense while your food is paid for by the taxpayer, your housing is subsidized by the taxpayer, your bills are all supported by the taxpayer, and your health care is just an emergency room trip away that’s also covered by the taxpayer… why work? Your quality of life is decent – you have access to entertainment and cars and gadgets and such – so why bother aspiring for more?
This undercuts the American work ethic and makes the illegal alien’s labor look good. The illegal alien is benefiting from being able to negotiate his wages to below the mandated minimum wage. The illegal alien is further benefiting from having his competition removed from the market via government handouts.
Do away with welfare, take away illegal alien labor and suddenly those Americans who are unemployed won’t be sitting around collecting checks from the taxpayer – they’ll have to work for their money in those now available jobs.
Do away with the minimum wage so those workers can compete at the level of their skills, and this will allow employers and businesses to utilize those lower wages to lower costs of products for everyone (which in turn generates more benefit for the new employees, which moves the economy, generates skills for those workers, and puts them at higher wages anyway – and with lower taxes to boot). But we’ve talked about the problems of the minimum wage for years.
Anyway, back to “The Independents”.
At one point, one of the hosts, while talking with the “DREAMer” illegal alien used the term “undocumented American”. This is nonsense.
If you sneak into Quebec tomorrow where you don’t speak French, have no plans to assimilate, and seek only to send remittances home to the US, you are not an “undocumented Canadian”. You’re an illegal alien.
If you sneak into Japan tomorrow, where you don’t speak Japanese, have no plans to assimilate, but think you can make some money by working for less than native Japanese workers by staying out of sight, you are not an “undocumented Japanese”. You’re an illegal alien.
If you sneak into Mexico tomorrow, where you don’t speak Spanish (Mexican spanish, not that Castillian lisping Spanish), you have no plans to assimilate, but you think you can make some money by offering a skill that isn’t around locally… well, you aren’t an “undocumented Mexican”. You’re an illegal alien. And in Mexico, you can’t own property as a foreigner, and you’re also subject to arrest by any authority or citizen. You’re an extranjero ilegal and subject to arrest by anyone.
The entire show was filled with false premises of how illegal immigration works, an economic view through rose colored glasses onto broken windows, it ignored the physical and biological security threats of a totally open border, and the last thing it ignored was the demographics issue.
The swarm of illegal aliens who are going to be made into wards of the state will not be voting for libertarian free market ideas. They will not be Ron Paul voters or Gary Johnson voters.
They will vote for further expansion of government. They will vote for the same cult-of-personality leaders they’re familiar with in their home countries. They will vote for people like The Race who speak to them – The Race being the translation of La Raza. The same giant racist organization that has Celia Munoz in the White House in charge of Obama’s domestic policy council.
Illegal aliens granted amnesty will not be listening to the erudite arguments for individual freedom because they don’t speak even english. Those from Central America rarely even speak coherent spanish – instead speaking regional dialects, or regional indian languages.
These are not people wanting freedom – they’re people wanting “free” stuff at the expense of the taxpayer because they heard there’d be a free ride.
Demographically, amnesty will doom the nascent libertarian movement, slowly strangle what remains of both little r republicans and the Republican party, and push the Democrats into perpetual power, reigning as an oligarchy of socialist redistributors.