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  • just a conservative girl 8:22 AM on 03/08/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: governor bush, immigration, ,   

    Quote of the Day – Jeb Bush Edition 

    ‘When we were working on this, Marco Rubio wasn’t for a path to citizenship’

    Jeb Bush on his immigration stance flip-flop.

    So the question is should I be appalled that he isn’t thinking for himself or applaud his honesty?  I can’t decide.

     
  • pjMom 12:51 PM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: immigration   

    Oh Jeb, say it ain’t so 

    It’s one thing for liberals to perpetuate myths about Arizona’s immigration law.  It’s another entirely for a possible GOP contender to make statements like this:

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said if his children walked the streets of Phoenix they might look awfully suspicious to police. His wife, Columba, is from Mexico.

    Really?  If they “walked the streets,” eh?  Do they look like they might be prostitutes thus giving cops probable cause to stop and ask them for papers?
     
    If I were driving 30 mph over the speed limit in Arizona, I would be asked to produce my driver’s license and registration, no?  And if that’s the case, why should it be any different for anyone else?  If by some chance that person didn’t have a driver’s license and registration–oh, gasp! shock! because he or she were here illegally–then it’s appropriate to ask. 

    Jeb and others were in Denver discussing the possibility of Colorado’s adoption of a law similar to Arizona’s, though  I doubt it will happen with Hickenlooper headed into the Governor’s mansion.

     
    • Carolyn 1:42 PM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Jeb was a fantastic governor here in Florida and I would vote for him again in a minute, however, he has always been pro-immigration and I have never known him to distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. My question is this, in light of the overwhelming support for Arizona’s law would Jeb, were he in the position, veto such a law or would he set his own beliefs aside and carry out the will of the people? As far as I’m concerned he can believe anything he wants so long as he acts in accordance with the wishes of the electorate.

      My daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren just moved back here after two and a half years of living in Arizona. My Hispanic son-in-law fully supports Arizona’s law and doesn’t think that it is the least bit unreasonable that people should produce ID. The controversy over the law was created by the Left in order to woo Hispanics in to becoming loyal Democrats.

      • fuzislippers 8:41 PM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a big Jeb Bush fan, too, and I agree with you that what he does about it is more important than what he thinks about it. The problem with these statements (in light of President Bush recently saying that Jeb is his pick for 2012 . . . except he’s not running–yeah, sure, and in light of former first lady Barbara Bush’s recent snide comment about Sarah Palin) is that this seems to be his “approach” to illegal immigration. The same, I’m so so sad to see, as BO’s–right up to and including the fallacy about people being stopped in the streets or as they’re out for ice cream.

    • just a conservative girl 4:05 PM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

      What I find the most insulting about this whole debate is that basically they are calling police officers bigots. They have a difficult job to do and they really don’t have the time to pull people over for no reason. If I have to show ID to write a check or get on an airplane then asking someone that is being questioned by the police for some is not unreasonable.

      • fuzislippers 8:43 PM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

        This ticks me off, too, the police in every state work their butts off and put their lives on the line every single day, and all the left (and now apparently the progressive right) can do is accuse them of being bigots and incompetent. Not a far cry from ’60s hippies shrieking “pig” at them, really.

    • Carolyn 7:51 AM on 12/08/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am also offended that Jeb would imply that the police would hassle people for walking down the street. That simply is not the way it works and Jeb knows better.

      Somewhat off subject-two police officers were recently shot and killed about a half mile from my office. Two elderly women heard the shots and ran to help the fallen officers. They stayed with the men and comforted them until help arrived. The women, who lived in a housing project, were forced to move from their homes by the other residents. Seems their neighbors were upset that these women would help the police-even though the help consisted of nothing more than talking to them and praying for them as the officers bled to death in the street.

      Popular culture vilifies police. They are shown in movies as corrupt and ruthless. Rap music glorifies killing policemen. In reality, the police put their lives on the line every time they walk out the door. They are heroes.

      The one deputy left behind four young sons. The other deputy’s wife was eight months pregnant when he died. Their child was stillborn two weeks later. All this was the result of a routine traffic stop.

      • fuzislippers 6:21 PM on 12/08/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Jeb does know better, so we have to wonder what he’s up to. I’m not happy about this.

        You’re right, the police are heroes. This story saddens me a great deal. Do you know where these (also quite heroic) women had to move? I hope that they will not be discouraged from helping in the future as a result of this mistreatment.

        This vilification of the police and military by the far left (and you’re right, it’s seeping into the very fabric of our society and culture) is one of the things that gives me hope, however. And probably why BO is so adamant about a “civilian national security force.”

        • Carol 7:18 PM on 12/08/2010 Permalink | Reply

          I don’t know where the women were located. The newspaper simply said that they had been re-located for their own safety.

          Side note-the shooter was charged in two other murders and he is suspected of another. Quite a body count considering that he had only been out of prison for about six weeks at the time that he shot the two officers. I believe he went to prison for robbery. He had been arrested twice before for murder but both times the charges fell through when witnesses suddenly developed amnesia. All of this and the shooter was only twenty-four years old.

      • Quite Rightly 6:25 PM on 12/08/2010 Permalink | Reply

        This is a horrifying story. The gangsters can’t even leave elderly bystanders alone. What has this world come to?

  • nosheepleshere 3:09 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , immigration, La Raza, Napolitano, , SB 1070   

    America: Emasculated By An Ignorant Administration 

    When high-ranking officials of the United States government will not read legislation of any kind but choose instead to impetuously criticize those who are standing guard over liberty, we, as a nation are in a world of hurt.

    Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Assistant Secretary of State P. J. Crowley have sheepishly confessed to not reading the Arizona Immigration Law (SB1070). 

    As the video I created will show, there are rebellious dissidents within our borders and within our institutes of higher learning who openly call Americans “frail, racist white people who want to keep us out of this country.”

    If, as proponents claim, there are six billion people at the forefront of the revolutionary movement known as La Raza, then yes, we must enforce our long-established immigration laws. 

    Ron Gochez menacingly warned, “There are more than forty million of our people north of the Rio Grande…there are over forty million potential revolutionaries north of the border inside the belly of the beast.  They know we are La Raza, we are professionals, we are educators, we are revolutionary students.”

    How truly astonishing it is that the Mexican government and its people believe that the United States exists solely to benefit them.  How bewildering it is that this president does nothing to dissuade Calderón from arrogantly preaching to the good people of this nation or allowing Mexico’s president to regard America as its cash cow.

    Mr. Obama, put your golf clubs and your community organizer mindset aside and stop emasculating the nation you purport to protect and, for God’s sake, stop being an imbecile.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • fuzislippers 3:21 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      “How truly astonishing it is that the Mexican government and its people believe that the United States exists solely to benefit them.” Not at all astonishing, our own president believes this. His plan includes “spreading our wealth” around to all third world nations . . . Mexico is just conveniently located and can come on over and get their “share.”

    • fuzislippers 3:23 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      By the way, we already know that BO will NEVER move to center (what I think you mean by dropping the community organizer imbecility); he’s had that chance (after Scott Brown was elected), and he not only turned his back on it but ramped up his attack on this nation.

      • Jill 3:53 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I agree. He doesn’t have it in him to make a course correction.

        Going to watch the video . . . .

        Great job, Carol. I don’t think most Americans are aware of the struggle taking place in the border states.

        Charles Krauthammer: “Well, I’m sort of offended when the president of Mexico says, criticizing the Arizona law: ‘It’s placing our people in the face of discrimination.’ If they’re his people, what are they doing in the United States? If they’re his people, why did they leave Mexico, abandon his country, to live under the jurisdiction and the laws of the United States?”
        http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MzlhZDU1YjU1YzBkOWFkNDgzMmEyMmQ2NThkYWQwZGU=

      • rubyslipperblog 4:06 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        You’re 100% right, I don’t think he has a clue where the center lies. I said it a while back somewhere on here that his narcissistic nature will not allow it either. I truly hope the American people are paying attention. The GOP needs to get on the stick calling him out for “crimes against democracy” or heaven help what is going to come this way.

        • fuzislippers 4:28 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Honestly, Ruby, I believe him to be guilty of treason. I know that sounds extreme, but what else do you call it when he is purposefully, methodically destroying America? Purposefully, willfully ignoring the Constitution and fueling the flames of social unrest, inciting violence with his careless (or actually carefully considered) statements about the Arizona law? Is he conspiring with other nations against the U. S. and her allies? It sure does seem so to me. Iran gets a wink and a nod, while Israel is publicly “called out’ regarding housing settlements. Dictators and crazies get deferential treatment, the Prime Minister of the UK is shunned and insulted. Where do BO’s loyalties lie? It sure doesn’t seem that they lie with the U. S. or its citizens (the majority of whom he refers to as “teabaggers” but God help anyone who asks an illegal immigrant for his green card!).

          • Yukio Ngaby 4:34 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

            I call it ideologically driven idiocy coupled with gross incompetence. Obama’s a fool who is in way over his head.

            I think you assume too much competence with him– as though this is all part of some master plan. And a foreign conspiracy that no one knows about, including members and wokers within our own govt.? You’re sounding a wee bit paranoid there Fuzzy.

            • fuzislippers 6:27 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

              I think I sound paranoid because I’m getting that way. I hope it’s just over reaction, really I do. I do not agree you that BO is a fool, and I do think that he knows exactly what he’s doing. Even if you think him a fool, do you really believe that all the people around him are, too? Time will tell, of course, and in the meantime I’m off to mold myself a nice hat out of tinfoil.

              • Yukio Ngaby 7:29 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

                The Obama administration is a mess.

                How many czars does Obama have? You have hard-ball politicians like Rahm Emmanuel mixed in with ideolologues like Van Jones, Anita Dunn, the “safe school czar” whose name I can’t remember (Jennings is it?), and others. All of the ideologues have different axes to grind, different Leftist ideologies to promote (Maoists [Dunn] Green Marxist and probably race grievances [Van Jones], gay agendas [Jennings?] etc.), while the hard ball politicians have to try to gather Congressional votes, cut deals, make payoffs, etc. Now let’s factor in a largely ignored cabinet (I mean when was the last time we heard much about Hillary Clinton and she’s the Sect. of State) who are all ambitious and have their own careers and agendas. Could you possibly expect these people to harmoniously work together? It’s a complete mess. And Obama seems to offer no leadership over them at all. This is just one aspect of his incompetence.

                Don’t get me wrong, they can do plenty of damage– they already have. But they’re blundering about amateurly.

                Obama is a fool for believeing in a political theory that is a demonstrable failure in places like China, North Korea, the Soviet Union, East Germany, etc. Anyone who believes that socialist economies work despite all the evidence to the contrary, is a fool. He may be an educated fool, as so many people are (including those he surrounds himself with), but Obama is a fool nonetheless. BTW, fool does not equal idiot.

                • fuzislippers 8:06 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

                  I’m glad you brought up Hillary. Do you think that she’s going to challenge him for the 2012 dem nom? She’s been silent on all sorts of issues, even healthcare which was “her baby” back in the day. The HillBuzz boys think she will, and I rather hope she does.

                  • Yukio Ngaby 8:12 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

                    Don’t know. Things are very chaotic right now. In a way, I hope she does too. It’d be better for the US for her to be pres. rather than 4 more years of Obama.

                    However I think she’d be the stronger candidate against whoever the GOP put up. I mean if the GOP put up some numbskull like Ron Paul (good luck on that), Hillary Clinton would look pretty good. I never thought I would say those words…

                    • fuzislippers 2:56 PM on 05/21/2010 Permalink | Reply

                      Geez, I hope to God the GOP doesn’t run Ron Paul. He’s a loon. I’d rather see Sarah Palin than him (and I don’t think she’s a good choice, either).

                      I think that Hillary might win the Dem nom if she went for it full-tilt (didn’t succumb to her own Alinsky tactics when they’re used against her this time, for instance), but I don’t think she’d be that strong against the GOP in this climate. She’s still calling herself a progressive (and that’s about the worst thing you can be right now to center and center right peeps), and her own healthcare vision is similar to BO’s. Oddly, too, I don’t think she’s far enough left for the whackos who actually think BO is “too conservative” because he hasn’t declared himself king and turned us into a socialist nightmare that would put any country in Europe to shame.

                  • Yukio Ngaby 8:15 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

                    Sorry about the double comment. I only hit “reply” once. Weird.

  • backyardconservative 11:24 AM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: immigration,   

    Another PC travesty? Will sports take a hit? 

    I have really been tired of boycotts for a long time having been an unwilling observer of Jesse Jackson’s shameless corporate shakedowns (which have been elevated to an art form by this Chicago Way White House–extending it to all the rest of us soon enough). Now it’s hitting sports over the Arizona immigration law flap. David Harsanyi takes this on:

    Sports happens to be one of the most meritocratic institutions in this nation. It divides us into regional and traditional clusters. To inject corrosive political grandstanding into this thing that so many of us love can only undermine the camaraderie of fans, who are able to put aside their ideological differences, financial situations and often their worries to partake in a communal gratification that politicians and “activists” only pretend to understand and foster.

    Sadly for some high school girls who love to play basketball, their school has cancelled a planned trip to Arizona. Even in this liberal suburb of Chicago there is pushback. Because not all games are political ones–and most people understand that. Must every facet of our lives be subordinated to political control?

    P.S. As the American flag incident illustrates, many of our schools no longer seek to teach but to indoctrinate.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 12:22 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      How absurd, why do these schools continue to surrender to every PC message suggested by the left? No one is served by cancelling this basketball game, no one.

      • fuzislippers 2:27 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

        It’s (past) time for parents to start being heard. For far too long, we’ve sat back, not wanting “to make a fuss” and to be amicable about the PC stuff, but all that has gotten us is a more daring, more outrageous left who is never happy and never will be happy. Time to put our collective foot down and start being just as vocal, only politely so of course, in protecting our rights, values, beliefs, and culture as the left is, less politely, in running roughshod over them.

        • backyardconservative 3:23 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Yes. I was really amazed the parents spoke up–it’s a very liberal area. But then again, if you have to be PC about sports what’s the point. Maybe the school will give them participation plaques with little happy faces on them just for starting the season.

        • Quite Rightly 4:19 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

          I think the pushback really has started. Look at the outrage people are feeling as a result of the California flag tee-shirt fiasco. The school had to have a special meeting to field complaints from the community, which they had to move to a larger room to hold the crowd. Fox News is showing video, and the patriots are not ashamed to show that they are hot under the collar. It will take the school’s PC administrator/bullies a while, but I think that they will get the message if enough people make a fuss.

    • backyardconservative 5:07 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think even if they weren’t participants, or agree on some of the issues with the Tea Parties, I think that example made more people feel empowered to speak up around the country.

      People are not satisfied with simple answers any more and a lot have high mistrust of their government, even at the local level.

      • Yukio Ngaby 11:56 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

        As they should. Local governments are some of the biggest abusers of authority ( I remember when a zoning comission arbitrarily decided to not allow a HAM radio operator to raise his attenna during the day), mainly because people don’t know or don’t care. This is unfortunate because local govts. are also the most responsive to public complaints due to their relatively small size.

    • backyardconservative 12:34 PM on 05/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes. They are most responsive. But sadly also they are often representatives of vested interests. Our local K-8 school board had a bus company owner, and education standards consultant, a special needs lawyer, a college professor and head of his union there (who negotiated with the teachers on our behalf) If not doing business with our board they did it with others–and vice verse. The bus owner did the PTA sponsored field trips and the high school.

      • Yukio Ngaby 7:21 PM on 05/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

        And this is different from the state or feds?

        I mean, aside from the scale and complexity of the conflict of interests and political back-rubbing.

    • backyardconservative 9:15 PM on 05/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      If they personally know people locally it’s more intense–for good or bad

      • Yukio Ngaby 12:38 AM on 05/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not sure I know what you mean.

        Who is the “they” and “people”? The “they” is govt. officials, correct? Is the “people” referring to the voters, or associates and friends involved in the conflicts of interest, or somebody else?

        I’m not trying to pick a fight here. Just trying to understand your point.

  • Pat Austin 6:53 PM on 05/11/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , immigration   

    Who is Really Coming Across the Southwest Border? 

    Over at And So it Goes in Shreveport I’ve posted a video from Justin Farmer at WSB Atlanta in which he looks at the folks “other than Mexicans” coming across the border.  It’s a real eye opener.  Pop on over there and watch it, then come back.  It’s only 3 minutes long.

    Mr. Farmer says thousands cross who are from places like Yemen, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, and Iraq among others.

    One Arizona rancher found a Muslim prayer rug on his ranch.  Justin Farmer examined a Congressional report from 2006 entitled “A Line in the Sand:  Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border” (PDF – 39 pages) which confirmed members of Hezbollah have crossed the border.  It also contains photos of military jackets found on the border, one in Jim Hogg County, with Arab insignia praising martyrdom and depicting pictures of planes flying into the Twin Towers.

    In 2005, Border Patrol apprehended about 1.2 million illegals and of those about 165,000 were from “countries other than Mexico.”  All of this traffic includes human smuggling, drug smuggling, and “special interest” individuals coming into the country and creating a threat to not just those border communities but to the nation as a whole.

    The report also reveals the route taken by the Middle Easterners from Europe to the tri-border region in South America.  Then they learn Spanish, trel to Mexico,  blend in with other illegals and come on in.

    Farmer reports on several terrorists seen in the U.S., in the Atlanta area, who likely came in from the southwest border, it is believed.

    If the problem was this bad in 2006, I can hardly imagine how much worse it is now.

    Meanwhile, we’ve got John McCain tromping around down there saying “Complete the danged fence!” and the U.N. is worrying about the human rights of illegals.  The U.N. issued a statement today criticizing Arizona’s new immigration bill saying  it could lead to racial profiling and also laments, “It also makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally.”

    The world is truly upside down.

     
    • Obi's Sister 7:46 PM on 05/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I bet that estimate is a bit low. If memory serves me, didn’t some of the 9/11 murderers come over the the border in the same way? And don’t forget that one of them took flight lessons just outside of Atlanta.

      John McCain didn’t give one lick about that fence, until it was election time. Blech.

      • Pat Austin 8:00 PM on 05/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, I think he mentions the 9/11 connection in the video, but it might have been in the report; I’m getting them confused now.

    • Obi's Sister 8:36 PM on 05/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      So many interlopers, so little time…

      • nicedeb 12:42 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

        It was once widely believed that the 9/11 hijackers crossed the Canadian border into the USA, but they were all here on visas.

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