Archive for the ‘Real Life’ Category
Posted by Yorkshire on 2011/10/14
Next we need SCOTUS to call it Unconstituional and we can stick a fork in this turkey, it’s done.
Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law – a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.
Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013.
“This is a victory for the American taxpayer and future generations,” said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., spearheading opposition in the Senate. “The administration is finally admitting (the long-term care plan) is unsustainable and cannot be implemented.”
More on this sad story at:
Posted in Constitution, Health Care, Over-regulation, Personal Responsibility, Politically Incorrect, Real Life | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/11
HT Hot Air Headlines
Eric Alterman wrote an article about himself and his daughter in The Jewish Daily Forward, and the title and sub-header tell more than enough.
Aghast at Kid’s Lefty Reading List, Even Nation Columnist Sees Red
Well, the previous evening I took a look at the proposed reading list, which leaned, believe it or not, heavily communist. I swear I am not making this up. The most right-wing people on the list — not including Joe McCarthy and Dick Cheney, whom I assume will not be taught sympathetically — were Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. The furthest left? Well, it’s hard say. Paul Robeson? Angela Davis? Mumia Abu-Jamal? Michael Moore? It was like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch version of what Tea Party-types think about Upper West Side Jews. So I asked the teacher a Republican-sounding question: “What would you say to a parent who wanted his child be to exposed to a conservative point of view?” (Actually, looking at the list, I would have settled for a liberal one.)
When a journalist finds a list of authors and declares Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to be on the Right side of the political spectrum in said list, there’s a HUGE problem. And even the Leftist journalist sees there’s a problem. But really, Eric, we could’ve already told you there was a problem with radical Leftist indoctrination in the schools. Actually, we have been telling you that for many years; you’re only just now seeing it because you have a daughter being indoctrinated and the Ivory Tower Cult has been so used to having its own way that it has gotten too egregious even for you.
But, hey, welcome to the club. Care to help fix the problem with the national stage you have?
Posted in Character, education, Liberal, media, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politically correct, Politically Incorrect, politics, Real Life, society, TEA Party, truth, Youth | Tagged: Angela Davis, Barack Obama, Eighth grade reading list, Eric Alterman, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore, Mumia Abu-Jamal | Comments Off
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/06
Paul in Houston has a story about local volunteers coming to the aid of the mostly volunteer firefighters who were battling a nearby wildfire, and FEMA’s ham-handed attempts at dictatorially taking over. (As an aside, I have family in Magnolia who knew people who were evacuated from their homes due to this fire.)
One of the imported crews from California came into Unified Command and asked where the FEMA Powerbars and water were. He was escorted to the commissary and started through the system. He was flabbergasted. He said FEMA never did it like this. Kenna replied, ”Well, this is the way we do it in Texas.”
Mind you, all of this was set up by 2 Moms, Kenna and Tara, with a staff of 20 simple volunteers, most of them women who had sons, daughters, husbands, and friends on the fire lines. Someone always knew someone who could get what they needed – beds, mechanics, food, space. Local people using local connections to mobilize local resources made this happen. No government aid. No Trained Expert.
FEMA came in and told those volunteers and Kenna that they had to leave, FEMA was here now. Kenna told them she worked for the firefighters, not them. They were obnoxious, bossy, got in the way, and criticized everything. The volunteers refused to back down and kept doing their job, and doing it well. Next FEMA said the HEB supplies and kitchen had to go, that was blatant commercialism. Kenna said they stayed. They stayed.
Go to Paul in Houston’s site and read more, then follow the link he provides to read still more.
It’s terrible that a business would actually voluntarily provide for people in need at a loss to the business. People might actually be thankful to the business and decide to do more business with it. No, people have to be forced to be thankful to Big Government instead, and vote for more Big Government. It’s terrible that a few amateur volunteers were doing all this work, depriving Federal experts the opportunity to get paid tax dollars to do the job volunteers were doing for free.
No, if government would get out of the way, the local people could get the job done much more efficiently and cost-effectively. Sure, having out-of-state trained people come down and volunteer their time and effort is good and welcome, such as the California firefighters, but volunteerism trumps Government Bureaucracy every single time.
Posted in charitible organizations, Conservative, Over-regulation, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, Politically Incorrect, politics, Real Life, society | Tagged: FEMA, Houston wildfire, Magnolia wildfire, Texas wildfires, volunteerism | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/01
I’ve decided to give a little snap-shot into what makes me tick. It will be a very incomplete picture but it will go a little way into understanding me better.
When I was in 4th grade, I was in a 4th/5th split class. Each grade had 3 levels of reading: top, middle, bottom (or however they described them). I was in the top 5th grade reading class while in 4th grade. I was also in the 5th grade math class while in 4th grade. When the 5th grade students took their spelling test, I would take it on my own. I got 80 – 95 percent on each 5th grade spelling test, without ever having the benefit of the book to see, and yet the school would not let me in the 5th grade spelling class.
By the time 5th grade rolled around, I was once again in the top 5th grade reading class, and was then officially in the 5th grade spelling class in which I had already shown superior competency. And I was in remedial 6th grade math. By 6th grade, I was in the same math as everyone else.
This taught me that the best grade one could possibly get was “A-4″, where the “A” is obvious, and the number was effort level, 1 being outstanding effort and 4 being no effort. And that is what I “worked” at: getting my “A” (and too many “B”s) without putting forth any effort whatsoever. I didn’t study. I rarely did my math homework, and I was in Honors Math. I never completely read any American Lit or English Lit novels or plays, and I was in Honors English. And yet, I graduated high school with a 3.45 GPA (on the edge of top ten percent) and a 31 composite on the 35-point ACT. I also completely destroyed the ASVAB. And gained entry into the National Honor Society and “Who’s Who Among American High School Students”.
I believe I was 8 or 9 years old when my family visited the Air Force museum in Dayton, OH, I believe it is. We saw a great many planes at the museum, of course. One such plane we saw in the distance was a very sleek, large plane with 4 jet engines on each wing. I told my younger siblings it was a futuristic plane that the Air Force was planning to build. (Kids do have imaginations and do try to explain what they see with what little they know. It’s how kids function.) When we got up to it, we found out it was, I believe, a 1950s era plane, the Stratofortress. My father turned to me and said something along the lines of “That should teach you not to say anything when you don’t know. You just made a fool of yourself.”
When I was in high school, my father and I went to a restaurant to eat and talk. I told him how I took my History tests. I read the book once, took notes that I never looked at again, and that was the extent of my studying. When it was time to take the test, I would see a question that I didn’t immediately know the answer to. I would sit back, close my eyes, and “see” the open history book. I could see where the headers were. I could see where the sub-headers were. I could see the various paragraphs. If there were photos, I could see where they were. I knew what was where and how much space each item took. And then I could see where the answer was. Seeing all that gave me the answer as to what the answer was.
My father’s response to all this? “If you tried a little harder, you could read the book, too.” Yup. No approval, no support, no nothing. Just another “you’re not good enough” response out of him, like I had heard a million times over. There was no satisfying him, so I gave up ever trying to. But I did learn from him.
I know my intellectual level is such that I can learn absolutely anything if only given the opportunity. There is nothing I cannot learn. But aside from outside forces, I never developed a study habit and don’t know how to study. Learning that zero effort is better than outstanding effort in grade-getting, I never learned how to try my best at anything. It came easily or didn’t come at all. And it’s better to not try than to try and make a fool out of yourself. Besides, I’ll never be good enough anyway.
Posted in Blogging Matters, education, history, Philosophy, Real Life | 4 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/23
The defamatory website: http://truthbeforedishonor.com/
The moderated comment on my website:
The defamer tried to comment in this thread. Sitemeter gave me this information:
The defamer is in the US and not the UK as that ipfinder I used earlier suggested.
Posted in Blogging Matters, crime, Law, Liberal, Personal Responsibility, Real Life, truth | Tagged: defamatory website | 15 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/18
So I’m on the NewsMax mailing list and I get this email from NewsMax Health with the header being, among other things, “Hunger triggers anger.” And I think to myself “well, duh.” Ya see, there is this little family history where certain members of the family get “the shakes” on occasion and need food NOW! My mother has it. I have it. My daughter has it.
Now, when we say we need food NOW, that is not an invitation to discuss dinner plans or options on what to cook and eat in 45 minutes. That’s a requirement to get something into our gullets immediately if not sooner. And if you take it as an opportunity to discuss dinner or to ask about a person in our charge while we need food NOW, you will definitely get your head chewed off and then we’ll find something to eat and instantly be fine again.
You might get an apology from us after the fact. You might not. Since you were the one that caused the explosion. But when “the shakes” come, and it is a quite rare event (it’s happened to me 6 times or so in the last 10 years) that demands very immediate attention. And our nerves are extraordinarily on edge to the point of explosion with the wrong input.
Does hunger trigger anger? I say it depends on the form of the hunger, but it most definitely can. And you don’t want to get my Irish up or I could go native and add another scalp to my collection.
Posted in food, Health, Real Life | Tagged: the shakes | Comments Off
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/17
Foxfier had her baby. It’s a girl. She’s alive. And she’s not named Dana.
Posted in Blogging Matters, Real Life | Tagged: Foxfier, new baby girl | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/16
The confrontation started because they thought the BBC reporter was a Jew and ended when they found out he wasn’t. As Professor Jacobson rightly said, there’s your Arab Spring for you.
HT Laura Curtis
Posted in Character, Islam, Israel, Philosophy, Real Life, Religion, society, truth | Tagged: Anti-Semitism, Arab Spring, Egypt | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/10
I have always liked horses. I would love to learn how to ride a horse and even possibly own one. I think I have always liked all animals, some more than others, and some living or cooked (but not cooked horses). And all manner of animals have liked me.
As an adult, I’ve had these pets:
snakes (a 6-foot boa constrictor my then pre-teen daughter wore like a feather boa and a 3-foot king)
I used to go to the pet store to buy 4 rats per month at a cost of five bucks per, then I changed over to breeding rats. I had one poppa rat and three momma rats who all enjoyed being handled. And I got to the point where I was selling about 25 rats per month to that same pet store for one buck each. And it cost me less than five bucks a month in cat food to feed the rats, so I went from spending 20 a month to feed my boa to making a net profit of 20 a month breeding my own snake food.
So I like all manner of animals and enjoy their company, and they enjoy mine. And I prefer larger animals. Boa over garter. Great Dane over chihuahua. Etc, etc. If they have fur, I very much prefer fawn-colored animals, although any color or combination of colors is fine with me. But I have a problem.
When I was a mere youth of pre-teen age, I went to the allergist. I found out I was allergic to four things:
anything with feathers
anything with fur
anything with pollen
So I got allergy shots, first by our pediatrician then by our father because it was much cheaper for him to do it than for a doctor’s visit. It started out twice a week, went to once a week, then to twice a month, then ended prematurely due to money.
I still have hay fever, but it’s much less prominent. I still have issues (springing forth out my nose) with hay and straw, but it’s much less severe. I still have minor problems with dog dander and cat dander and likely the dust mites, but not like I used to. Then come the horses (and to a lesser extent, the llamas).
If I so much as touch a horse, my arms and the back of my neck welt up. My whole body itches severely. My eyes puff up so badly they nearly close, but that doesn’t matter because my eyes water so badly I cannot see anyway. And even if I could see, it wouldn’t matter due to my continuous snot-filled sneezing. And all this lasts for hours after a brief 3-minute period of physical contact with a horse. If a horse is nearby and the wind is right, I can have the aforementioned respiratory type issues from the horse dander flying through the air, but it doesn’t last nearly as long.
I love horses and they like me. I just cannot be around them and maintain any semblance of functionality. Having gone through the gas chamber in USMC bootcamp, I have to say I prefer the effects of the gas chamber over the effects of minimal contact with horses.
That was a gas!
(My daughter coming out of the gas chamber 5 years ago.)
Posted in Real Life | Tagged: allergies, animals, horses | 4 Comments »
Posted by Dana Pico on 2011/08/26
Well, daddy’s baby girl is leaving home, matriculating at York College today. It’s a smaller school, but York is very highly rated as both a good buy and providing a first class education:
“A First Class Education at a Price You Can Afford” according to Barron’s Best Buys in College Education
York College is also:
- ranked among only 198 “Best Buys in Higher Education” by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education
- ranked #13 among the “Best Regional Colleges in the North” by U.S.News Best Colleges
- ranked among the top third of “100 Colleges Worth Considering” by The Washington Post
- included in the Princeton Review’s Best Northeastern Colleges
- among 284 colleges and universities committed to help low-income, first-generation students according to College Access & Opportunity Guide
- among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools embracing America’s veterans as students according to militaryfriendlyschools.com
Naturally, I’m more worried about her leaving for college than I was when she left for basic training! Fortunately, York is very military friendly, because she’ll already miss a day of classes on Friday, September 9th, because she has to report to her Army reserve unit at 1100, for a three-day weekend drill.
Posted in education, Real Life | 1 Comment »
Posted by Dana Pico on 2011/08/22
This was a very important story to me, on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
From mourner to Marine
By Tom Infield, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – When her Marine boyfriend died in a helicopter crash off the Horn of Africa in 2006, Lesley Reed was lost.
Then a 21-year-old college dropout working at a Target store in Jacksonville, N.C., she had met her handsome sergeant, Jimmy Fordyce, of Newtown Square, Pa., through her brother, also a Marine. The two had been together six months when Fordyce left for his third overseas tour. He planned, when he got back, to quit the service. They’d move to Philadelphia. He’d get a job; she’d go back to school.
Then he was killed.
“I didn’t have any reason to get up in the morning,” Reed said. “I had no reason to live anymore. There was nothing for me to do.”
After a loved one dies, everyone must find a way to cope. Reed immersed herself in Fordyce’s memory — by joining the Marines herself.
To her delight — and the astonishment of his parents, with whom she is close — this 5-foot-3, brown-eyed woman, with her dark hair now in a proper military bun, has been reliving Fordyce’s Marine Corps experience.
He worked on Super Stallion helicopters, so she asked to work on them, too.
Much more at the link.
SGT Fordyce had been deployed with HMH-464, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, Marine Corps Air Station New River, to Djibouti, a terrorist crossroads between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. And that was where he died, when two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters collided. There’s a lot in the Inquirer original, but the story is important to me because it looks like SPC Pico will be deployed to that Marine Corps Base in Djibouti sometime around December.
The inquirer article notes that SGT Reed serves not only as an avionics technician for the CH-53Es, but is an aerial observer in flight, and is stationed at the .50 caliber machine gun behind the pilot’s seat when in a combat zone; the article does not say that SGT Reed has had combat duty.
SPC Pico would be pretty unlikely to see combat duty in Djibouti. If that’s where she is deployed — four members of her unit, the 476th Engineering Detachment, left for Afghanistan at the end of July, and the rest are expecting Djibouti — she’ll be working as part of an Army surveying team on the Marine base.
I honor SGT Reed, for turning her grief into something great, and for her service to our country. And I’ll cross-post this on Truth Before Dishonor, where Mr Hitchcock will probably reply, very briefly, Semper Fi!
Cross-posted on Common Sense Political Thought. There’s an interview where you can listen to SGT Reed on the CSPT article that, for some unknown reason, wouldn’t load properly on TBD.
Posted in Character, military, Real Life, war | 3 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/21
Let me set the stage a little. We moved. We moved to a piece of countryside with three families living inside a fenced-in piece of land. My german shepherd dog is tethered to a tree via a cable sturdy enough not to snap due to her strength. My dog is tethered because we don’t want her to leave the area and she hasn’t been trained to stay within confines. Okay, that’s good enough.
My daughter left town for the week-end, leaving me with my grandson. No problem. I’ve handled the situation before.
My daughter’s BFF, a single mother of a 4-year-old girl, called me up asking if I’d babysit her daughter while she spent the evening out enjoying the company of other adults. No problem. I’ve handled an evening with a 4-year-old and a toddler before. Piece o’ cake, piece o’ pie. I can handle managed chaos for a few hours.
Well, the girl wanted to play outside for a while. No problemo. We go out front, where my dog is tethered to a tree beside the fence, so the kids can have some outdoor fun.
But Mister Murphy comes to the front yard, toting his Law.
The neighbor’s four dogs rush the fence and start running up and down the fence, barking like there’s no tomorrow.
My dog, tethered by a sturdy cable to the tree, joins in, running up and down the fence, barking like there’s no tomorrow.
Joshua runs into my dog’s area (the area my dog can reach while tethered by a cable to the tree).
The four-year-old girl gets in front of me, trying to strike up a conversation with me. (It’s all a planned distraction, I’m sure.)
Having no ability to get to my grandson while my dog, tethered by a 20-foot cable, is running wildly up and down a piece of fenceline, I decided to yell at my dog to try to still her.
Hearing my yell, my dog stopped running up and down the fence line and instead chose to run toward me (while I was well out of range).
Joshua, my 17-month-old grandson, was well within my dog’s area.
As my dog ran toward me with no hope of ever coming close to reaching me, the cable reached up and snagged Joshua, sending him flying face first into the very hard ground.
Now Joshua has road-rash on his face and I have a story to tell. And my daughter, Joshua’s mother, hasn’t heard the story or seen the road-rash.
Anyone want to tell my daughter the story while I take a month-long vacation?
Posted in Blogging Matters, Real Life | 5 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07
And it has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with something the American Left hate: a public figure professing faith in Jesus.
As RS McCain said:
What’s strange is that liberals find this type of narrative perfectly acceptable when what is being testified to is some appropriately secular conversion: “Why I became a lesbian feminist” or “When I learned the undenjiable scientific truth of global warming” or “How I discovered that my Republican parents are closet Nazis.” It is only the conversion narrative of Bible-believing Christians that liberals find obnoxiously repellant. And the idea that a Bible-believing Christian might think themselves called to high public office . . .
Well, liberals just can’t handle that — at least when the self-identified Christian is a pro-life conservative Republican. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Baptist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be whatever it is you want to call devotees of what Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches. But let a conservative Republican speak in public about his or her Christian faith, and liberals immediately start screaming about “theocracy.”
Oh, you can claim to be a Christian if you’re a Leftist. You can hold socialist gatherings masquerading as Sunday Sermons. But you cannot testify about the True Nature of Jesus or your own journey to true Salvation. That’s baaaaad.
It doesn’t matter that Michele Bachmann did not tie her conversion or her Biblical hero into current politics — or any politics for that matter. The American Left will, guaranteed. Because the American Left hates any profession of true faith in Jesus from any Conservative.
Posted in Character, Christianity, Conservative, Liberal, media, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, Politically Incorrect, politics, Real Life, Religion, society, truth | Tagged: Christian testimonial, conversion, faith in Jesus, Jonathan son of Saul, King Saul, Michele Bachmann | 1 Comment »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/06
There is an interesting discussion on the old Rule 5 Political Style thread. It’s that conversation — along with other recently seen material — which leads to this article.
I read an article years ago, written by a bleeding-heart Liberal. Parents were forcing their kids against their will to eat peas and carrots and all sorts of horrible things like that. The parents were horrible parents for that. Because the parents were lording it over the kids, proving who’s more powerful, not caring about the kids, just being all-around child-abusing bullies. Yeah, okay. That’s straight out of the 1960s counter-culture revolution of the depraved. Remember, Liberals, never trust anyone over 30, mmkay?
When I was raising my daughter, I was much more strict than her friends’ parents. But at the same time, I gave her guidelines where she would have room to make her own informed decisions. You can read about some of that in my 2009 Raise Up A Child article. As she was growing up, she saw how her friends acted and how other children she didn’t know acted. And she saw how the parents reacted (or didn’t react). She knew at her young pre-teen age that she was glad for my discipline and guidance, just by watching “everyone else” around her. Of course, she didn’t tell me at the time because, as she told me years later, she didn’t want to encourage even more out of me.
The interesting thing, something that most all Conservatives understand but many Liberals cannot comprehend, is that those children that had less discipline and more freedom to do anything were invariably less happy and less satisfied than those children who were more strongly disciplined and had less anarchical freedom. It’s just pure logic for Conservatives and counter-intuitive to Liberals. Restrictions and punishments for bad behavior leads to happier, more well-balanced lives. Because, without those restrictions and punishments from older and wiser caregivers, people’s lives become out of control. Left-wing Hollywood provides numerous examples. Lindsay Lohan. Dana Plato. Drew Barrymore. Hayley Mills. And Miley Cyrus is heading down that path. Not enough restriction, not enough wise guidance, not enough structure. And things fall apart. (From my understanding, both Barrymore and Mills got their acts together after their mega-falls from grace. Plato is dead, Lohan may have hit bottom but may not have, Cyrus is just beginning her fall.)
Then there’s the Achievement v Handout aspect and the character traits that are built thereupon. Reading my Raise Up A Child article, you will find my daughter had many achievements and much overall success. And the inner reward from that is strong. Reading from the comments in the Rule 5 article, you will find handout-based behavior. And the resultant fits of fury are to be fully expected (that is if you’re a Conservative; Liberals, on the other hand, are totally flummoxed). A life filled with receiving handouts turns into a life with an entitlement mentality. If the person doesn’t actually get what the person didn’t earn himself, the person flies off the handle or gets whiny. He’s entitled to the things you give him for free, despite the fact he never earned it. The other person, the person who doesn’t get hand-outs, that person is happy for what he has because he knows what he has is earned. It was through his effort that he received it, not by some charity mentality hand-out.
In the end, the more satisfied people are the ones who were told “no” — and had that “no” enforced. The more satisfied people are the ones who had to work for what they got and didn’t get “freebies”. The chronically angry, whiny, “entitled”, ungrateful people are the ones who had everything handed to them and were never told “no” — or were told “no” but it wasn’t enforced. This is just the logical outcome as far as Conservatives and Christians are concerned. To the bleeding-heart Liberal, none of it makes any sense at all. “It just isn’t fair.”
Via Hot Air, Bill Whittle provides a video showing more “entitlement” mentality and rage against the people who have more.
UPDATE: Via Patterico’s Pontifications, more evidence of the evil and depraved entitlement mentality that is the monster the Left has created.
Posted in Character, Christianity, Conservative, economics, education, Liberal, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, Politically Incorrect, Real Life, society, TEA Party, truth, Youth | Tagged: discipline, individual Freedom | 3 Comments »
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/28
Moses told Pharoah “Let my people go!” Obama told the legal system “Let my criminals go!” And he’s still doing it.
Practically as soon as Obama became President, he began his process of freeing his favored criminals. The New Black Panther Party, and certain members of it, were guilty of voter intimidation and other things resulting from their criminal actions in Philadelphia during the 2008 election. The Obama administration dropped the charges after judgment was rendered.
Operation Fast and Furious/Gunrunner. Illegal purchases and transport of firearms from US to Mexico under the watchful and approving eye of the Obama Administration. The gun dealers dutifully notified the authorities, who told them to let it happen. As a result, hundreds if not thousands of guns were illegally bought and walked into Mexico. Two American law enforcement officials were murdered as a direct result. This was going to be a backdoor way to create more Anti-Second Amendment laws and regulations. Until the news of the Obama Administration’s involvement went viral. Fast and Furious/Gunrunner was stopped immediately after it became public knowledge, but not before the damage was already done. How many people were murdered? How many lives destroyed? How much thug rule was created and advanced because the Obama Administration refused to do its Constitutionally-required job?
Now another story breaks wide open, causing the Obama Administration to put a halt to another of its secret Unconstitutional efforts to free criminals from the jaws of Justice. Judicial Watch has the story.
Last Updated: Mon, 06/27/2011 – 2:34pm
Officials at the Department of Homeland Security lied to Congress and the media to cover up a secret amnesty program that dismissed the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
The scandalous story of how the government agency charged with keeping America safe systematically cancels pending deportations was first reported by Texas’s largest newspaper last year. The remarkable program stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who say the government bounced their clients’ deportation even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed.
After the story broke other media outlets began to dig around and Senate leaders launched an investigation into the stealth amnesty program that led to a 40% increase in the dismissal of deportations last year. Homeland Security officials denied it existed and scrambled to conceal details, according to new information revealed by the newspaper that originally cracked the story.
So, Obama’s DHS ordered its people to dismiss deportation proceedings against illegal aliens, including criminal illegal aliens (All illegal aliens are criminal. That’s the definition of “illegal alien”.) that is illegal aliens that have committed crimes since arriving in the US illegally or illegally staying beyond their time limit. And some of those crimes those illegal aliens committed while being in the US illegally include sex crimes.
Why is the Obama Administration so cavalier when it comes to rape victims? Why is the Obama Administration so cavalier when it comes to murder victims? Why is the Obama Administration so cavalier when it comes to voter intimidation? Why does the Obama Administration so willingly violate Federal Law and the US Constitution?
And why do any Americans support him or his administration?
Posted in Character, Constitution, crime, Elections, Liberal, media, Obama, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politically correct, politics, Real Life, society, truth, war | Tagged: Department of Homeland Security, Fast and Furious, Gunruner, ICE, Illegal Immigration, Janet Napolitano, murdered law enforcement officers, New Black Panther Party, rape | 1 Comment »