Shared sacrifice..

I can’t speak for the rest of you, but that sounds pretty good to me. Although I have an appreciation for the disenchanted and the disenfranchised. Since I was “blessed,” ..and I mean that sincerely, with a father that not only understood self-reliance and personal responsibility. My father lived by self-reliance and personal responsibility. Traits which he actively, affectionately and responsibly passed on to me and my siblings. Although as a strong-willed adolescent, my father’s techniques and methods of sharing his philosophy weren’t always recognized as affectionate. Nevertheless, my father molded five hardheaded German-Irish-Scots teenage Homo sapiens, who at times were, “outright incorrigible” thugs, into decent, employable human beings. Accordingly, when it comes to displaying sympathy for anyone who feels that the world owes them a living, I can’t say that I’m particularly responsive.

As I enjoy quoting lines from a favorite movie when the opportunity presents itself, I would now like to quote a line delivered by Anthony Hopkins to Alec Baldwin in the 1997 “Lee Tamahori” film, “The Edge.”

 “WHAT ONE MAN CAN DO, ..ANOTHER MAN CAN DO.”

If and opposed to conformity and structure “Bonehead” like myself, (as a teenager) can not only come to understand that working for a living is what pays the rent, and that paying the rent is what makes the world turned. I went to work, I paid my rent, and I never looked back. If I can do it, anyone can.

Bullshit and rhetoric have been providing a good life for those that qualify as Professional Politicians. Don’t you think that it’s about time, if American citizens, the “rank and file” working men and women, want true representation in “our” Government, we, “We the People,” should start hiring, i.e., electing “rank and file” Americans to represent us?

If you are one of the 13.9 million Americans presently out of work, regardless of the rhetoric being cast about from either side of the isle, you are out of work because the man in the White House and the 535 men and women in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress is responsible for proposing and passing legislation, “regulations and laws” The recently enacted legislation, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” A.k.a. (Obamacare) a monumentally expensive piece of undesirable and unwanted (progressive liberal legislation,) along with proposed tax increases that Barack Obama is presently heralding to the public as a necessity.

But then Professional Politicians like Barack Obama believe that it is necessary to fire up Air Force One every other week or so to fly around the country to speak to a group of like mind individuals.

If the liability laws in America were less stringent, I would share with you the miserably diminutive number printed on my Social Security check, however since my insurance policy does not cover me for inflicting injury or death via laughter, I respectively decline.

Pathophysiology…

Death may result from several pathologies that deviate from benign laughter. Infarction of the pons and medulla oblongata in the brain may cause pathological laughter.

Laughter can cause atonia and collapse (“gelastic syncope”), which in turn can cause trauma, ..laughter-induced syncope, ..cataplexy, ..and Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Gelastic seizures can be due to focal lesions to the hypothalamus. Depending upon the size of the lesion, the emotional lability may be a sign of an acute condition, and not itself the cause of the fatality. Gelastic syncope has also been associated with the cerebellum.

Historical deaths attributed to laughter..

In the third century B. C., ..the Greek stoic philosopher Chrysippus died of laughter after giving his donkey wine, then seeing it attempt to feed on figs.

King Martin of Aragon died from a combination of indigestion and uncontrollable laughter in 1410.

Pietro Aretino, who died in 1556, “is said to have died of suffocation from laughing too much.”

In 1660, the Scottish aristocrat, polymath and first translator of Rabelais into English Thomas Urquhart, is said to have died laughing upon hearing that Charles II had taken the throne.

Modern deaths attributed to laughter

On 24 March 1975, Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old bricklayer from King’s Lynn, England, died laughing while watching the “Kung Fu Kapers” episode of The Goodies, featuring a kilt-clad Scotsman battling a vicious black pudding with his bagpipes. After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter, Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and died from heart failure. His widow later sent The Goodies a letter thanking them for making Mitchell’s final moments of life so pleasant.

In 1989, a Danish audiologist, Ole Bentzen, died laughing while watching  “A Fish Called Wanda.”  His heart was estimated to have beaten at between 250 and 500 beats per minute, before he succumbed to cardiac arrest.

In 2003, Damnoen Saen-um, a Thai ice cream salesman, is reported to have died while laughing in his sleep at the age of 52. His wife was unable to wake him, and he stopped breathing after two minutes of continuous laughter. He is believed to have died of either heart failure or asphyxiation. (Source Wikipedia)

Anyway, even with the small “stipend” that I received once a month from Social Security, I have a telephone, a computer, and the Internet, Duh, ..accordingly, I can speak to anyone in America without leaving my desk. Furthermore, if and when the occasion arises that I feel I need to be face-to-face with whoever I am speaking to? I simply click on the icon that opens my Skype, and there ya go. So it would seem to me, that the President of the United States, an individual that I’m sure has access to devices and technology equal to if not surpassing in quality to my own. Accordingly, at least in my unfunded opinion, to demonstrate that he understands and feels my pain, especially at the pump, he could spend more time at his desk doing business via his telephone and his computer, instead of burning up $181,757 an hour flying around the country on Air Force One.

If memory serves? ..I believe the way the pros put it…

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Apples and Oranges..

Yep! ..we’re gonna do the analogy thing again.

According to Webster: a·nal·o·gy, 1.a. Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar. 2. A comparison based on such similarity. 3. A form of logical inference or an instance of it, based on the assumption that if two things are known to be alike in some respects, then they must be alike in other respects.

According to Webster: a·nal·o·gist, One who looks for or reasons from analogies.

Example: If one person owned all the apples and oranges on the planet, that person could dictate the price of Apple Pie and Orange Juice with impunity.

According to Webster: im·pu·ni·ty,  Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

Editorial: Although I have just explained “Monopoly” as exacting as I know how, there are a multitude of individuals, both men and women in America that still can’t connect the dots. Beginning at the top, “in my considered opinion,” with Barack Obama.

For my generation, it was Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne who drew the public to the silver screen. In the now, the 21st century, at least according to “The National Ledger,” “The highest paid (which I am assuming makes them the most popular as well?) movie stars of 2010. For the men, Johnny Depp was the highest earning actor in Hollywood, and for women, Sandra Bullock was the top earner”

Trivia of course, albeit not insignificant or unimportant. I am and have always been a dedicated movie buff. Although I have a particular fondness for science fiction, larger than life adventures and epics, I enjoy pretty much any and every genre…

According to Webster: gen·re, 1. A type or class: 2. A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content.

“Categories of Artistic Composition,” may not say it all, nevertheless it’s a great start. Suppose for a moment that every book written by every author in the world was exactly the same? ..and every movie produced in Hollywood starred the same person? ..how long do you suppose it would be before the industry went belly up?

Diversity and imagination makes Hollywood work. Diversity and imagination is also what makes life work. Accordingly, “at least in my opinion,” without diversity and imagination, America would not exist.

Consequently, being that I consider myself a reasonably intelligent individual with a penchant for analogy…

According to Webster: pen·chant, A definite liking; a strong inclination.

…I am not in the least uncomfortable with sharing my belief that America, like a bad movie, is headed for a “Box Office” disaster.

Barack Obama is a story with too many questions and not enough answers. If Barack Obama had been a Broadway play, and scrutinized by legitimate critics, he would have closed on opening night.

Food for thought…

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions.

A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed John Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named John Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.

John Wayne’s father, Clyde Leonard Morrison (1884–1937), was the son of American Civil War veteran Marion Mitchell Morrison (1845–1915).Wayne’s mother, the former Mary “Molly” Alberta Brown (1885–1970), was from Lancaster County,Nebraska. John Wayne was of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent through his second great-grandfather Robert Morrison, who was born in County Antrim, Ireland and emigrated to the United States in 1782.

John Wayne’s family moved to Palmdale, California, and then in 1911 to Glendale, California, where his father worked as a pharmacist. A local fireman at the station on his route to school in Glendale started calling him “Little Duke” because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale Terrier, Duke. He preferred “Duke” to “Marion”, and the name stuck for the rest of his life.

As a teen, John Wayne worked in an ice cream shop for a man who shod horses for Hollywoods tudios. He was also active as a member of the Order of DeMolay, a youth organization associated with the Freemasons. He attended Wilson Middle School in Glendale. He played football for the 1924 champion Glendale High School team. John Wayne applied to the U. S. Naval Academy, but was not accepted. He instead attended the University of Southern California (USC), majoring in pre-law. He was a member of the Trojan Knights and Sigma Chi fraternities. John Wayne also played on the USC football team under legendary coach Howard Jones. An injury curtailed his athletic career; John Wayne later noted he was too terrified of Jones’s reaction to reveal the actual cause of his injury, which was body surfing at the “Wedge” at the tip of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. He lost his athletic scholarship and, without funds, had to leave the university.

John Wayne began working at the local film studios. Prolific silent western film star Tom Mix had gotten him a summer job in the prop department in exchange for football tickets. John Wayne soon moved on to bit parts, establishing a longtime friendship with the director who provided most of those roles, John Ford. Early in this period, John Wayne appeared with his USC teammates playing football in Brown of Harvard (1926), The Dropkick (1927), and Salute (1929) and Columbia’s Maker of Men (filmed in 1930, released in 1931). Also, it is during this period that John Wayne is reputed to have met the legendary gunfighter and lawman Wyatt Earp.

While working for Fox Film Corporation in bit roles, he was given on-screen credit as “Duke Morrison” only once, in Words and Music (1929). In 1930, director Raoul Walsh cast him in his first starring role in The Big Trail (1930). For his screen name, Walsh suggested “Anthony Wayne”, after Revolutionary War general “Mad Anthony”Wayne. Fox Studios chief Winfield Sheehan rejected it as sounding “too Italian”. Walsh then suggested “John Wayne”. Sheehan agreed, and the name was set. John Wayne himself was not even present for the discussion. His pay was raised to $105 a week. (Source Wikipedia)

John Wayne, whose career both delighted and thrilled millions of Americans over a span of 50 years from 1929 until his death in 1979, wasn’t just an American movie icon, John Wayne was a focused common sense conservative who believed strongly in God and country. John Wayne was an American icon, who’s likeness, “at least in my opinion,” would not be out of place next to Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln on Mount Rushmore.

Alas, without a doubt, sadly John Wayne is dead. Replaced not by two-fisted, square jawed fellow with a colt single action revolver, but rather by a thin doe eyed gal with manufactured lips.

Angelina Jolie, born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie is noted for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as the world’s “sexiest” and “most beautiful” woman, titles for which she received substantial media attention.

Pick up your TV Guide, the show was entitled; “Castle,” but Detective Kate Beckett carried the gun. Then there’s “Rizzoli and Isles,” “The Closer,” “Necessary Roughness,” and of course “Bones.” All shows incorporating women with brains, beauty and a sense of purpose. Hooray for Hollywood. So America, if you can accept a woman as a police detective, an honorable profession, a psychologist and a forensic anthropologist, why can’t you accept the idea of a woman as the President of the United States?

I’m not trying to convince anyone that men are obsolete, I’m simply trying to point out that women, those individuals that some of you guys may remember more as the attractive creatures that you pursued in high school for status and the answers to your middle of the week math tests.

This is the 21st Century, women are real people, women have always been real people, accept it.

The “Good Old Boys Club” has been running Washington D. C. for 235 years with an iron grip. America is once again in financial crisis for no other reason, than the “Good Old Boys Club,” is more into the “Good Old Boys Club” than it is into “America.”

Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are both intelligent, experienced and capable women, either would make a great President, either would make America proud.

In fact, if I were given to idealistic thought? I would like to see the Republican ticket for 2012, to read…

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back

Crusader Rabbit…

Three letter words..

Law is a three letter word.

According to Webster: law, 1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.

Question: Does the President of the United States have the authority to enact law?

Excuse me if my memory is failing me? As I am admittedly an “old man.” Accordingly, once again I have turned to a higher source, (Wikipedia)

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It is the framework for the organization of the United States Government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States.

The first three Articles of the Constitution establish the three branches of the national government: a legislature, the bicameral Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. They also specify the powers and duties of each branch. All unenumerated powers are reserved to the respective states and the people, thereby establishing the federal system of government.

The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in each U. S. State in the name of “The People”. It has been amended twenty-seven times; the first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights.

The United States Constitution is the second oldest written constitution still in use by any nation in the world after the 1600 Statutes of San Marino. It holds a central place in United States law and political culture. The handwritten original document penned by Jacob Shallus is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D. C.

Article One: Legislative Power

Article One describes the Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government. The United States Congress is a bicameral body consisting of two co-equal houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The article establishes the manner of election and the qualifications of members of each body. Representatives must be at least 25 years old, be a citizen of the United States for seven years, and live in the state they represent. Senators must be at least 30 years old, be a citizen for nine years, and live in the state they represent.

Article I, Section 1, reads, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” This provision gives Congress more than simply the responsibility to establish the rules governing its proceedings and for the punishment of its members; it places the power of the government primarily in Congress.

Article I Section 8 enumerates the legislative powers. The powers listed and all other powers are made the exclusive responsibility of the legislative branch:

“The Congress shall have power… To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.”

Illegal Immigration Laws

Most Americans know our basic laws regarding illegal immigration. It is illegal to enter the United States without permission. The first time an illegal immigrant is caught in the U.S. it is a misdemeanor civil offense. This is because America want to be able to quickly return illegal aliens to Mexico or Canada, when they are caught at the border without the rigors of a jury trial.

After the first offense, being caught a second time is a felony!

It is also against the law to overstay a visa issued by the U. S. Government and illegal for an employer to knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

It is Illegal To Bring Illegal Aliens Into U. S. under current Laws

It is unlawful for any person to bring aliens into the United States. Fine: $3,000 for each alien (Sec. 273. [8 U.S.C. 1323])

It is Illegal To Harbor Illegal Immigrants

It is unlawful to bring in or harbor illegal aliens. Fine: $3,000 for each alien. (Sec. 273. [8 U.S.C. 1323] )

It is Illegal To Employ, Recruit, or Refer Illegal Aliens for Jobs

It is unlawful for a person or other entity, to employ or recruit or refer for a fee an illegal alien in the United States. Commercial advantage or private financial gain offender can be fined under title 18, U.S. code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both. …Any person who, during any 12-month period, knowingly hires for employment at least 10 individuals with actual knowledge that the individuals are aliens described in sub paragraph (B) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both. (Sec. 274A. [8 U.S.C. 1324a] )

It is Illegal To Forge Documents for Illegal Immigrants or violate Identity Theft Laws

It is unlawful for any person or entity knowingly, to forge documents. Legal documents must be presented when entering the U.S. ( Sec. 274C. [8 U.S.C. 1324c] ) …Fine: not less than $250 and not more than $2,000 for each document that is the subject of a violation. …Previous violation: not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000 for each document that is the subject of a violation.

U.S. Laws Declare it is Illegal To Aid or Abet Illegal Immigrants

It is unlawful for anyone to aid or assist aliens to enter the United States. Penalty: fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. ( Sec. 277. [8 U.S.C. 1327] )

LEGAL Immigrants Must Know English, U.S. History, U.S. Laws, and Principles

No person shall be naturalized as a citizen of the United States who cannot demonstrate: An understanding of the English language, including the ability to read, write and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language. A knowledge and understanding of history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States. (Sec. 312. [8 U.S.C. 1423] )

Legal Immigrants Must Display Moral Character and No Crime Record

Requirements as to residence, good moral character, attachment to the principles of the constitution, and favorable disposition to the Untied States. ( Sec. 316. [8 U.S.C. 1427] )

Legal Immigrants Must Be Investigated and Screened for past crimes and terrorism links

Prior to a person becoming naturalized, or an employee of the service, a personal investigation is required of the individual applying. ( Sec. 335. [8 U.S.C. 1446] )

It is Illegal For Illegal Aliens to Bypass Medical and Physical Exams for illnesses and infectious diseases

Physical and Mental Examinations are required.

Aliens arriving at ports of the United States will be detained for the purpose of determining whether they are afflicted with any of the diseases or mental or physical defects or disabilities set forth in section 212 (a), or whenever the Attorney General has received information showing that any aliens are coming from a country or have embarked at a place where any of such diseases are prevalent or epidemic. ( Sec. 232 [8 U.S.C. 1252] )

Illegal Aliens Deported are ineligible for readmission to U.S. Under Current Laws

Distressed Aliens: Any alien who falls into distress or who needs public aid from causes arising prior to his/her entry is desirous of being so removed. Any alien so removed shall be ineligible to apply for or receive a visa or other documentation for readmission, or to apply for admission to the United States except with the prior approval of the Attorney General. ( Sec. 250. [8 U.S.C. 1260] )

It is Illegal for Illegal Immigrants to possess a firearm or ammunition

It is unlawful for an alien illegally in the United States or an alien admitted to the United States under a non immigrant visa to legally receive or possess firearms and/or ammunition. ( [18 U.S.C. 922(g) and (n), 27 CFR 478.32] )

(source,http://www.endillegalimmigration.com/Illegal_Immigration_Laws/index.shtml)

Editorial: As I have read the afore offered regulations governing “Immigration and Naturalization,” Barack Obama does not have the authority to enact law.

Man, is also a three letter word.

According to Webster: man, 1. An adult male human being.

God is a three letter word.

According to Webster: God,  A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe.

America, and our Constitution having been founded under the auspices of Judeo-Christian principles and values, ..has a recognized God.

Barack Obama is a “man,” ..at least according to biology.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Reform..

According to Webster: re·form, 1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.

First on the agenda, at least in my opinion, considering the fact that America, and “We the People,” are on the cusp of entering into another Presidential election cycle.

With the Lions share of the current candidates vying for the Oval Office all advocating and agreeing that something must be done to reform “entitlements,” with SOCIAL SECURITY, although NOT an ENTITLEMENT, generally the first two words that crossed every “professional” politicians lips, “Democrat” or “Republican” when spewing their rhetoric, i.e., “their manufactured position” on a given matter of concern to their constituents…

According to Webster: spew·ing, 1. To send or force out in or as if in a stream; eject forcefully or in large amounts:

(Side note) “Spewing,” (in my opinion) Extremely appropriate adjective for political rhetoric.

Continuing, ..accordingly, for my purpose here today, I will concede to political rhetoric and allow that “our” Social Security is an entitlement within the context, that it is an entitlement that “our” federal government has “unconstitutionally” legislated to allow itself.

Accordingly, I throw my hat in the ring with those that advocate Social Security reform. Social Security does need to be reformed, it needs to be returned to its “rightful owner.”

HEALTHCARE REFORM…

Question: If my neighbor can’t afford his mortgage, am I obligated to pay for his house?

Scholars, Clerics and Philosophers have been seeking, debating and lecturing on the “secret,” i.e., “meaning of life” for thousands of years. America is, and has been in recession for those addicted to welfare since the beginning of its inception, I am neither a scholar, a cleric, or a philosopher, however I do know to a moral certainty that welfare is not the “secret,” ..or “meaning of life.”

I am a high school dropout who acquired and maintained menial employment in America for 45 years, paying into the Social Security fund, ..a trust fund, ..a bank account, ..to provide for “my” retirement.

According to Webster: me·ni·al, 1. Of or relating to work or a job regarded as servile.

According to Webster: trust fund, n. Property, especially money and securities, held or settled in trust.

I presently own a mortgage on a small, albeit comfortable single-family dwelling located on a corner lot in a small quiet upper Midwestern community. I currently own three automobiles, (all paid for) an ATV with a blade for snow removal in the winter, (paid for) I recently updated my riding lawnmower to an 18.5 hp craftsman with the 46 inch deck and hydrostatic drive. (paid for) I enjoy hunting, my dear rifle is the envy of everyone who sees. (It’s paid for) I enjoy trap shooting, there are many with more expensive shotguns than mine, however my Charles Daly works just fine. (and it’s paid for) I have healthcare coverage, both from Medicare, having paid into Social Security for 45 years, and from being a dedicated employee of the company to which I showed up and delivered a day’s work every day until I retired. Accordingly, I believe that I am as qualified to debate the “meaning of life” as anyone on the planet.

Simply stated, the “secret,” or “meaning of life,” ..is WORK.

 BUT THERE IS NO WORK !

To those of you who actually believe that, I say; “every time one job I worked ended, for 45 years, I went out and found another. I was never the CEO of the Fortune 500 company, I never wore a three-piece suit, and I never experienced a two-hour lunch. Nevertheless I always had a paycheck on Friday, except for the two years that I served in United States Army, as they only pay once a month.

The man “you” elected to be the President of the United States, ..has a job. I emphasize “you” in that statement, ..as proudly, ..I did not vote for Barack Obama. Having given my employers a days work for a days pay for 45 years, I deem myself a good judge of character, I judged Barack Obama as inadequate and unqualified the first time I heard him speak. Am I a political analyst? No. I’m simply an old man that recognizes dead wood when I see it.

Our “Government,” is full of “dead wood,” i.e., “Professional Politicians,” ..you as an American citizen can choose to continue electing the same “dead wood” year after year, or you can “wise up” and choose to elect individuals that are not, “Professional Politicians.”

Question: Who might those individuals be?

Good question, ..how about the guy that delivers your pizza? ..or the waitress at Denny’s that brings you your coffee in the morning? ..or one of the checkers at your local Walmart? ..or even the guy who picks up your trash every week.

They all show up for work when they’re supposed to, and they all understand the concept of a service job.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Obama’s dream, ..a Nightmare for America.

Apparently Barack Obama, a man that on January 20, 2008, stood before Chief Supreme Court justice John Roberts and swore an oath before God and the citizens of the United States of America, to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, took it upon himself Thursday, to supersede the immigration laws of the United States with the stroke of his pen.

Being a self-confessed opportunist, I have no problem borrowing the literature authored by John Hill from; (Stand with Arizona.com)

John Hill writes:

Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers ‘Work Permits’

The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be “indefinitely delayed”. In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens – as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for “work permits“. This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being reported. Our analysis reveals that – despite media focus of this action limited to so-called “Dreamer” illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the criteria established by the June 2011 “Morton Memos” which set up a joint “DHS and DOJ working group” could expand this “indefinite delay” of deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals – creating a new, massive amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.

 From the AP:

The Obama administration said Thursday it will indefinitely delay deporting many illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat. The policy change will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants facing possible deportation in federal immigration courts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

 This is clearly what Sen. Dick Durbin was hinting at with his recent statement that there would be “good news” coming soon regarding deportations of “undocumented students”.

This announcement puts into writing what the Administration had already begun to put into practice, after the infamous “ICE Memos” issued by ICE head John Morton in June, in which Morton spells out which illegals would now receive “particular care and consideration” — e.g., amnesty – essentially “Dreamers”, but potentially millions more. Under the new process, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) “working group” will develop specific criteria to identify “low-priority removal cases” that should be considered for prosecutorial discretion. These criteria will be based on “positive factors” from the Morton Memo (PDF), which include…

  • individuals present in the U.S. since childhood (like ‘DREAM Act’ students)
  • minors
  • the elderly
  • pregnant and nursing women
  • victims of serious crimes
  • veterans and members of the armed services
  • and individuals with serious disabilities or health problems

The breadth of the above list makes it less a matter of which illegal aliens are excluded than which ones are NOT. Minors, elderly, pregnant and nursing (could cover more than half of all childbearing-age illegal alien women!), victims of “serious” crimes (what defines “serious”?), disabilities/health problems(does diabetes count? depression?). The Morton Guidelines above, coupled with today’s announcement suspending deportations equals a potential amnesty for MILLIONS of illegal aliens – all without ANY Congressional action or authorization.

This disgraceful end-run of the rule of law and constitutional principles must NOT stand!

About John Hill…

John Hill is the Executive Director of Stand With Arizona, the nation’s second largest organization opposing illegal immigration and amnesty. SWA’s 240,000 members have been instrumental in passing legislation in states and counties around the U.S., and blocking the DREAM Act in 2010. Join us!

 Editorial: At this point, I do not have enough information to accuse Barack Obama of doing anything more than disregarding his oath of office. However you can be assured that I will look into it, and report what I find. Whether or not, Barack Obama broke the law by disregarding his oath of office, it is my considered opinion that at a minimum, he has broken his trust with the American people. But then I suppose when you scrutinize his record, Barack Obama has actually never established a trust with the American people. Seems to me, the only people on the planet Earth Barack Obama pays any attention to, are those from somewhere else. Consequently, Barack Obama, “in my considered opinion,” as I have said before; “Is nothing more than a self aggrandized, idealistic “bacteria,” ..contaminating America.

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Breaking News.. (Hypothetical)

Barack Obama grinningly announced this morning that he has come up with a solution, not only for the economic woes of the United States, but also a solution for the economic woes of the entire world.

With the current population of the world established at 6,937,700,000, (source Wikipedia) and given the fact that the U. S. Congress just voted to provide Barack Obama with another $2.4 trillion, Barack Obama will be ending poverty on the planet Earth.

 DOING THE MATH

2.4 trillion U. S. tax dollars, the amount “our” (not working for the people) Congress voted to provide “our” (kick the can down the road president) Barack Obama, divided by 6,937,700,000 people, the current, (according to Wikipedia) population of the planet, Barack Obama will be writing a check in the amount of $345,935,973.00 dollars to every man woman and child on the planet.

With $345,935,973.00 per capita, poverty will instantly become a thing of the past. Everyone everywhere will be able to afford anything and everything they have ever wanted. A new split-level home, cars, clothes, yachts, and no one will ever again have to get up in the morning and serve an unappreciative overbearing employer. Working for a living will be something that your grandfather did.

What? ..you wanna know who’s going to build the split-level homes? ..and who’s gonna build the cars? ..and the yachts?

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Stumping in America..

According to Webster: Stumping, (in a political context, refers to: 1. A place or an occasion used for political or campaign oratory.

I have already expounded on the GOP straw poll held Saturday last in Ames, Iowa and although I have never made a claim to being “fair and balanced,” I have decided to assign this morning’s rhetoric to Barack Obama’s “heterogeneous” efforts for reelection.

According to Webster: rhet·o·ric, 1.a. The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively.

According to Webster: het·er·o·ge·ne·ous, 1. Consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; not homogeneous. 2. Completely different; incongruous.

According to the media, both conservative and liberal, Barack Obama’s every step over the last few days have been extremely well documented. Not that I personally find the number of minutes Barack Obama spent on his new big shiny black bus of interest. What I do find interesting, is the fact that while Barack Obama is grinning and expounding how he “wants” to see more products in America with a “Made in America,” ..with “wants” being the operative word in that particular sentence. Very interesting, especially since it has been reported by both conservative and liberal news outlets that Barack Obama’s “Big Shiny New Black Bus,” which the American taxpayers laid out $1.1 million for, ..was built in Canada.

 Way to go…  Mr. President.

 As I have said before, I have no problem with socialists, as long as they stay out of my yard, ..and my neighborhood, ..and my…

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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