Friday, August 27, 2010

SEIU

DSA Marxists Strengthen Grip on SEIU - Set to Step Up Push for "Immigration Reform"

Trevor has a great piece today on how the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) has firmly taken control of SEIU. Read it:

http://newzeal.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You Can Not Make this Stuff UP

Sen Baucus has not read the Health Bill


Judy Matott asked Baucus if he would work to improve Libby’s image, and then asked him and Sebelius, “if either of you read the health care bill before it was passed and if not, that is the most despicable, irresponsible thing.”

Baucus replied that if Libby residents assembled an economic development plan, he would do what he could to help, and he took credit for “essentially” writing the health care bill that passed the Senate.

“I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language,” Baucus said. “We hire experts.”

In response to Matott’s question and another from a woman asking if the health care law was Constitutional, Baucus gave a broad defense of the changes, comparing them to programs like Social Security and Medicare that were unpopular when passed but have proven beneficial to

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Obama Secret

from Malkin:

Finally, a Secret Obama’s People Refuse to Give Up
By Doug Powers • August 23, 2010 10:07 PM **Written by Doug Powers

Want memos detailing US interrogation techniques? Here you go.

Want to know the size of the US nuclear arsenal? No problem.

Want to know what flavor ice cream the Obamas ordered? Sorry, that’s a secret!

Friday, August 20, 2010

ICE

From Malkin's website:

ICE’s misleadingly-named Office of State and Local Cooperation (OSLC) has announced the next step in the Obama administration’s efforts to drastically diminish the scope of immigration law enforcement. According to a draft policy document now being circulated among a limited group of stakeholders, ICE chief John Morton intends to prohibit not only his officers, but also local officers with 287(g) immigration authority, from busting illegal aliens who are discovered as a result of traffic violations.

…According to the draft document’s cover e-mail from Ann Yom Steel, a political appointee whose mission seems to be to harass and discourage local agencies who want to help ICE and who want ICE to help them, the agency is responding to the “many concerns [of immigration law enforcement critics] related to immigration detainers, including that they could distort the state criminal process or open the window for pretextual, minor criminal charges.” In other words, ICE believes the ethnic advocacy groups who accuse local cops and sheriffs of abusing their authority by trumping up traffic charges on innocent illegal aliens in order to have them deported. Therefore, all illegal aliens who violate traffic laws will get a free pass from ICE, unless they also happen to have committed other “real” crimes. The policy draft says: “Immigration officers shall not issue a detainer unless an LEA [law enforcement agency] has exercised its independent authority to arrest the alien. Immigration officers shall not issue detainers for aliens who have been temporarily detained by the LEA (i.e. roadside or Terry stops) but not arrested,” although the LEA may hold them without a detainer if ICE is coming right away (don’t hold your breath).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Person You Should Know

Dennis Kucinich is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 10th district of Ohio. Kucinich, who has reportedly been close to the Communist Party USA since his days in Cleveland Ohio council politics in the 1960s, was elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. During his 1996 Congressional run, there was considerable controversy over his ties to CPUSA member Nagin. In 2008, Rick Nagin was Labor Coordinator for Kucinich's primary campaign. And in 2009, Kucinich returned the favor by endorsing Nagin in his 2009 City Council race. In 2006, Kucinich spoke alongside Neil Abercrombie and Christine Riddiough at a Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee event for Bernie Sanders which was held at the home of Stewart Mott.

The Council for a Livable World supported Kucinich in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Ohio. The Ohio DSA backed him in his difficult 2004 Congressional race following a 2003 report in which they stated that he and Howard Dean were top priorities for the DSA in the 2004 elections. Also in 2004, Kucinich had made a short-lived attempt to gain the Democratic Party's U.S. Presidential nomination with the backing of such people as Pete Seeger, Danny Glover, Ed Asner, Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel and Barbara Ehrenreich. In 2008, rather than making a serious bid for the presidency himself, Kucinich urged his supporters to back Barack Obama. In 2004, he had served as a rallying point for left left wing voters behind his campaign - which he then delivered to John Kerry. Kucinich did the same for Obama in 2008, running for the Democratic presidential nomination and consolidating a base of left wing support and then standing aside, handing that support base to another leftist Democrat with a greater chance of success