Friday, June 29, 2007

If Only It Were True...

Maria Elena Letona, executive director of Centro Presente, a Cambridge organization that serves about 3,000 primarily Latino immigrants each year, said that several immigrants who are here illegally phoned her organization after the bill's failure yesterday to say they were nervous about their status.

"They're thinking, 'I am worried and frightened that I may lose my job any moment, that immigration officials will raid my home, that another year is going by when I won't see my family,' " Letona said.

First of all, shouldn't EVERYBODY who's breaking the law be nervous about it? Would we be upset if shoplifters were calling and saying "Gee, all these security guards. Last night when I slipped a watch into my pocket, I felt like I might get caught. It's terrible!"
Unfortunately, I don't think Ms. Letona is right about the attitude of criminal aliens in America. Check for yourself: Do the self-identified illegal immigrants in the photo above look like they're "nervous about their status?" They're immigration criminals, they are in flagrant violation of federal law, and they are sitting in the US Capitol building.

Whatever happened to "living in the shadows?"

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Judd Gregg Must Go!

Amid the celebrating over the 46-53 defeat of the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill (hooray!), there's one significant piece of bad news: New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg was one of the 46.

Even after it was clear that the amnesty bill was going down, Sen. Gregg stood by his support for open borders and rewarding illegal aliens. This should be a learning experience for every New Hampshire voter.

Sen. Gregg should be defeated, not merely because he's wrong on amnesty, but because he's so dumb he still voted for it after it was doomed. This guy isn't smart enough to be a US Senator (unless he's representing Massachusetts, anyway).

People of New Hampshire, you can do better. Dump Judd Gregg now!

Religious Tolerance? What A Great Idea!

I was delighted to see Muslims at Menino's Mosque in Roxbury yesterday were calling for religious tolerance.

"This mosque is intended to be a place that opens its doors and provides opportunities for all religions and all different ethnicities and different communities to find a place of dialogue," said Bilal Kaleem, executive director of the Boston chapter of the Muslim American Society.

That's great, Mr. Kaleem. Do you mean the kind of "opportunities" that non-Muslims enjoy in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, the UAE, etc., etc.? You mean the "opportunities" Jews enjoy in Muslim countries around the world, i.e. the "opportunity" to be blown up or beheaded?

Yeah, when I'm looking for tolerance, the first place I head is my local mosque.

"His Name Is Galen, And He's My Son"

My reaction to the death of LiQuarry Jefferson, and the city's reaction, is here.

NH Rep. Lily Mesa: Dumber Than She Sounds

If you've listened to my interview with the "Pride of Manchester, NH here (alas, English subtitles are not available), you may find it impossible to believe. But it turns out that Rep. Mesa sounds even more clueless when you can understand what she's saying.

Here's an excerpt from a recent article she wrote on illegal immigration:

"When people outside the USA live in extreme poverty conditions, and there are no opportunities to better themselves or their families, they see the USA as the greatest country in the world, where they can accomplish all their goals, provide for their families, and give their children a future.

But the reality is totally different when they arrive here and get hit with it in their face. The so-called “freedom” doesn’t exist. They cannot walk on the streets without feeling fear of others looking at them differently because they think they don’t belong here. They cannot find a good job because of their legal status..."

But wait, Rep. Mesa--if they're here illegally, is it really the case that we Americans merely "think they don't belong here?" Isn't it true that they really DON'T. You know, since they're here in violation of the law?

Does anyone know the Spanish word for "moron?"

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Who Killed LaQuarrie Jefferson?

Technically speaking, we don't know the answer because the media won't give the name of the 7-year-old cousin who shot 8-year-old LaQuarrie in the stomach Sunday night. And in this tragic case, the name of that unfortunate child isn't necessary. He's not responsible. He's seven.

Neither is the "illegal gun" responsible for this crime, despite the knee-jerk nit-wittery of Boston's Mayor (and Chairman of the Hip Hop Roundtable) Tom T-Mizzie Menin-Yo and his City Council pal Michael Flaherty. The mayor, missing the point as usual, immediately insists that "The question is, where'd the gun come from?"

Why not ask a hit-and-run victim where the car came from? Who cares?

The gun didn't sneak into the Dorchester house and slip itself into a little kid's bedroom. It was carried into the home by an adult, almost certainly a criminal (all of the adults residing there are convicts), and most likely by one of the fathers of Lakeisha Gadson's seven children.

LaQuarrie's dad is a murderer and robber. At least one of his siblings' dads is a convicted robber and suspected murderer. His mom, when she's not squirting out kids for various criminal male passers-by, is assaulting cops and getting busted for robbery.

And Mayor Menino is blaming this poor child's death on a GUN?

What an insult to every responsible mom and dad in America who is also a responsible gun owner--they far outnumber these Dorchester idiots, by the way.

Blaming the gun is also unfair to little LaQuarrie's parents. They deserve the "credit" for his death, not the gun. No, they didn't actually shoot him, but making the choices that they did made his violent, tragic death far more likely.

Will his thug of a mother or dirtbag of a "father" or the collection of low-rent criminals around him be held responsible by their community? Will neighbors hiss "shame on you" when they pass LaQuarrie's mom on the street? Will she, or the loser sperm donor currently doing time, feel any shame at all?

Of course not. Why should they? Do you hear anyone blaming them? No, it's the evil gun, or the lack of summer jobs programs, or that bastard George W. Bush, etc., etc.

LaQuarrie deserves better, and so do the thousands of other children just like him across America.

Stoneham Runs The Ol' "Statue of Liberty" Play...

My latest for the Boston Herald is about taxpayers, overrides and student athletes:

In a functioning democracy, fear of a voter backlash would keep the School Committee from gutting school sports. They would be afraid that the people would express their own priorities at the ballot box in the next election.

But this isn’t a functioning democracy. It’s Massachusetts.

Read the rest here.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Looking For The Anti-Talk Radio "Wing Nut?"

The report by the Center for American Progress is here. You can judge their claims that there aren't enough "progressive" voices in the American media for yourself.

And a sincere thanks to Mark Lloyd, a Senior Fellow at CAP for being a guest on my program this morning.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Cadillac of Governors Rolls Over Mass Taxpayers

My fellow MetroWest taxpayers and I are feelin' the love from Deval Patrick. Right in the wallet. Read it in the Boston Herald.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Will John Edwards Turn This Into A Bumper Sticker, Too?

While former Sen. Edwards claims that the war on terror is just a bumper sticker slogan made up by George W. Bush, ABC News reports that at least 300 members of Al Qaeda haven't gotten the message:

Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on

Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.

A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.

Maybe we should send them all to the palatial Edwards estate. He's got plenty of room and hey--there's not terror threat anyway. Right?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Good Morning, Boston!

The Natural Truth comes to your morning drive all this week. Starting at 6am, I'll be comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable across New England.

Today we'll be talking about how hard the US government works to punish American citizens when we travel, while simultaneously rewarding illegal immigrants doing the same.

Also, Boston cops will be opening their Office of Silly Walks to decide whether or not to pat you down in Dorchester.

And guess what Christian denomination is now so liberal it's ordained a MUSLIM reverend? If you're a Whiskey-palian, you don't have to guess, do you?

Plus Seth Gitell to explain who's who in the Hamas vs. Fatah showdown, and why we should care which terror slimeballs win; and my friend Chris Lamb on why the Sox fans who boo'ed Barry Bonds this weekend are hypocrites.

A great start to a great week--be there!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

More Good News From "Moderate" Muslims

When ABC/Disney caved to pressure from the terror-supporters at CAIR, one of the quotes used to "condemn" me was my frequent comment that, "apparently, 'moderate' Muslims are the ones who only want to kill the Jews."

My (obvious) point was that groups like Fatah, members of the Iranian government, teachers at Menino's Mosque in Boston, etc.,--who all openly support terrorist attacks against Israelis--were repeatedly referred to by CAIR and the media as "moderates."

Here's the news from Gaza today:

In their first order since seizing control of the Gaza Strip, Hamas Islamists banned gunmen from wearing masks - unless they are shooting at Israel.

I rest my case.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Marriage Amendment Sell Outs

Arline Isaacson of MassEquality may complain that "legislators keep upping the ante on what they want to get for [switching] their votes," but whatever it was, these 10 profiles in courage got it. All of them supported the right of the people to amend the state constitution in January, but voted against it Thursday:

Rep. Geraldo Alicea (D-Charlton) **
Rep. Paul Kujawski (D-Webster)
Rep. Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)
Rep. James Vallee (D-Franklin)
Rep. Brian Wallace (D-South Boston)
Rep. Richard Ross (R-Wrentham)
Rep. Robert Nyman (D-Hanover)
Rep. Paul Loscocco (R-Holliston)
Rep. Angelo Puppolo (D-Wilbraham)

Sen. Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham)
Sen. Michael Morrissey (D-Quincy)

The contact info for all these legislators can be found here.

** Ran for office in 2006 pledging to support allowing the citizens to vote, but did not take office until after the first marriage amendment vote in January.


What Would Jefferson Do? Always a good question to ask when considering, say, whether or not legislators should obey the constitution, or whether the citizens should be allowed to use the initiative and petition process to protect their laws from judicial tyranny.

Jefferson had quite a bit to day about the concept of the consent of the governed. He was also opposed the idea that judges are "angels to govern us," and believed that letting judges--not the people--act as the final arbiters of the law "would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

If only a majority of Massachusetts legislators didn't need a dictionary to understand the terms "despotism" and "oligarchy," the rule of law might stand a chance on Beacon Hill today.

"It's Wrong To Make Rights Without Anyone's Vote"

That's my take on Massachusetts and the marriage amendment in the Boston Herald today.

Oh, and let me correct my own typo from the column:

Arguing that citizens shouldn’t vote on “civil” rights is like arguing that teenage girls shouldn’t vote for the next American Idol. It is truly clueless.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rudy's Contract With America?

Rudy Giuliani has published what he calls his "Twelve Commitments to the American People."

They are:

1. I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists’ War on Us.

2. I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.

3. I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.

4. I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.

5. I will impose accountability on Washington.

6. I will lead America towards energy independence.

7. I will give Americans more control over, and access to, healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.

8. I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.

9. I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.

10. I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

11. I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.

12. I will expand America’s involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.

It's hard to argue with any of these, though "reforming the tax code" could mean anything from shutting down the IRS to Communism. Rudy adds specifics to these commitments

You're A Criminal Alien, You're A Child Molester, And... get to STAY IN THE UNITED STATES!

As Michelle Malkin reports:

"In New York, four convicted criminal aliens — a child molester, two killers, and a racketeer — just won a federal lawsuit to remain in the country after all being ordered deported....This is happening despite the passage of two federal immigration reform laws in 1996 severely restricting deportation waivers for criminal aliens convicted of aggravated felonies.

The lead winning plaintiff, Leroy Blake, is a Jamaican national convicted of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor in 1992. The feds began deportation proceedings in 1999. An immigration judge ruled Blake deportable in 2000. Blake took his case to the federal Board of Immigration Appeals, which remanded the case back to the immigration judge, who granted him relief from deportation. The then-INS appealed the judge’s ruling. In 2005, the Board of Immigration Appeals sided with the INS and ordered Blake removed from the U.S. Blake filed a motion to reconsider, then took his case to the Second Circuit."

Gee, no wonder President Bush and Sen. McCain are working so hard to ease up on our hard-hearted, draconian enforcement of immigration laws.

Steyn Is In The House!

My favorite columnist in the world today, Mark Steyn, will be giving us his take on illegal immigration, the Bushies, and the War on Terror this morning in the 10am hour. Don't miss it!

And if you haven't read Steyn's book, America Alone, order it immediately! It is a must-read for everyone who wants to understand the "natural truth" about the challenge presented by radical Islam.
UPDATE: Here's an excellent collection of quotes and stats from America Alone that should be enough to have you reaching for the Paxil.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

In Quincy, Teachers Strike Out

If anyone should be on strike today in Quincy, it should be the parents, not the teachers.

That's my take in the Boston Herald today.

It Couldn't Happen To Nicer People

From the Washington Times:

Membership in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to tax documents obtained by The Washington Times.

The number of reported members spiraled down from more than 29,000 in 2000 to fewer than 1,700 in 2006.

Which means that when ABC/Disney knuckled under to CAIR and dumped me from one of their radio stations for "insulting" Islam, they were caving in to a whopping 1,700 people.

That's a real profile in broadcasting courage.

Monday, June 11, 2007




What a lousy ending to a terrific show. Just ask the viewers.

Whoever got David Chase to agree to do the last two seasons should have had an SUV rolled over HIS head.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Rudy's In The House

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani is scheduled to join us this morning around 10:45am. We'll be talking about the defeated amnesty bill, Giuliani's position on the Second Amendment, and John Edwards picking a fight with America's Mayor.

My take on Rudy and his performance in Tuesday's debate is here.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

"I'm A Goober!"

Today's "Must Reads" On The Amnesty Bill

The pro-amnesty forces are fighting to keep a majority as senators challenge the bill's key proposals.

Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers at Least $2.6 Trillion.

Amnesty Opponents Making Progress in Senate

GOP Candidates Come On Strong

"Watching 'Rudy McRomney' (as the frontrunners have sometimes been dubbed) debate in New Hampshire, it was hard to believe that as recently as 1996, the major contenders for the Republican nomination were Bob Dole and Pat Buchanan.

If either of them had approached the stage Tuesday night, they would have been tackled by security and dragged from the building."

That's my take on Tuesday night's Republican debate, from today's Boston Herald.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sen. Reid Screws Up, Tells Truth

The leader of the Senate Democrats has a "Michael Kinsley" moment. Kinsley famously noted that, in Washington, a gaffe is when a politician says what he really thinks.

Here's Harry Reid's moment of unintentional truth: "This week we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows, and keep our economy strong." [emphasis added]

Ooops. See and hear Sen. Reid's appeal on behalf of "undocumented Americans"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Looking For Loopholes"

So answered W. C. Fields when caught late in life why he was reading a Bible.

In the case of the Kennedy McCain amnesty bill, the entire thing is a loophole, ripped right into the US border. However, Sen. Jeff Sessions has identified
20 specific loopholes in the amnesty legislation.

One that jumps out at me is that the tough Visa program that was supposed to be in place by 2005 to keep visitors (like some of the 9/11 terrorists) from overstaying their visas is not part of the "grand compromise." This isn't a NEW promise. It's yet another old promise, still unkept, by the same government that keeps saying "trust me, trust me" when it comes to enforcing immigration law in the future.

Believe It Or Not, These People Got Me Fired

In 2005, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, successfully pressured ABC/Disney to fire me from my talk radio job in Washington, DC.

At the time, my primary complaint was "I don't mind getting fired, but by THESE guys? The 'Council of Angry Islamic Radicals?' You gotta be kidding me!" Or as I put it at the time: "Getting drummed out of talk radio by CAIR is like being chased out of your junior-high teacher's job by the guys at the North American Man-Boy Love Association."

That was then, this is now:

Federal prosecutors have named three prominent Islamic organizations in America as participants in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support a Palestinian Arab terrorist group, Hamas.

Prosecutors applied the label of "unindicted co-conspirator" to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust in connection with a trial planned in Texas next month for five officials of a defunct charity, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

If you're not familiar with CAIR, you really are missing out on a great group of guys.

CAIR, in particular, has faced persistent claims that it is soft on terrorism. Critics note that several former CAIR officials have been convicted or deported after being charged with fraud, embargo violations, or aiding terrorist training. Spokesmen for the group have also raised eyebrows for offering generic denunciations of terrorism but refusing to condemn by name specific Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas or Hezbollah.

In addition, one of the Holy Land Foundation defendants, Ghassan Elashi, founded CAIR's Texas chapter. CAIR's Washington office was also set up in 1994 with $5,000 in seed money from the foundation, according to congressional testimony by a researcher into Islamic extremism, Steven Emerson.

Last year, Senator Boxer of California, a Democrat, withdrew an award she gave to an official at a local CAIR chapter. She said she had concerns about statements by some CAIR officials and about claims of financial links to terrorism.

So why should we be surprised when CAIR--who already refuses to identify Hamas as a terrorist group--is allegedly helping raise money for Hamas? As I said to Ibrahim Hooper when I interviewed him on WMAL, "apparently your position is that 'moderate' Muslims are the ones who only want to kill the Jews."

Congratulations, ABC/Disney. You dumped me and helped out CAIR. You should be so proud.

Is She Really Going Out With Him?

OK, ladies...what's the problem? So Fred Thompson's a mature gentleman. So his wife is a little younger than he is (20 years). So she's attractive, with a winning smile and an attractive figure, a long, inviting neck that flows down to her round, supple shoulders and drifts on towards her two, lucious....

I'm sorry, what was I talking about?

Oh, yes--are you, my female friends, really basing your views of a Fred Thompson candidacy on the physical appearance of his wife?

And if you are, is it OK for your husbands to do the same?

You Ought To Be Ashamed!

First it was President Bush, claiming that those of us who oppose amnesty and open borders "don't want to do what's right for America."

Now that icon of public morality, Sen. John McCain, has announce that
opposing his amnesty means that "you would intentionally make our country's problems worse."


You want to reward immigration criminals, let them off the hook for the taxes they owe and the services they've used, give them privileges that legal would-be immigrants can't have, and you want to do all this in a way that, the last time we tried it, created a tidal wave of NEW illegal immigrants...and you're saying that the rest of us hate America?

Nothing personal, gentlemen...but are you nuts?

From this morning:

Fiscal lift in immigrant legislation

The immigration bill before Congress would cost the federal government roughly $18 billion over the next decade, according to an analysis. [emphasis added]

Some "lift."

The story goes on to make the incredulous claim that low-skilled, high school drop-out who are also illegal immigrants are actually net tax producers...unlike the low-skilled, high school drop-outs born in America. The CBO report the story is based on apparently only calculates direct costs like tax credits and federally funded social services. The Globe does include a dismissive mention of the well-known Heritage Foundation study giving a far more accurate assessment of the costs.

But it's worth noting how hard the Boston Globe-Democrat is working in its news pages to hide the obvious facts. What kind of story has a headline like "Fiscal lift, burden in immigrant legislation?" Which is it? Why not just say "Even the Washington insiders admit this is going to cost money--deal with it!"

Because the Boston Globe-Democrat has an agenda. When the facts get in the way, they go into full origami mode to flip and fold them in such a manner that you still see what they want you to see, separate from the facts.

Democratic Debate: All Talk, No Clue

That's my take in the Boston Herald today.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Support The Squirrel Run!

Started by one of last year's 96.9 FM TALK's "Hometown Heroes," the Squirrel Run in Quincy is a wonderful way for you to support research in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and have a great time, too.

Olympic legend Billy Mills (in photo left) will be participating this year, too, and he'd love to see you there. Don't miss the Squirrel Run this Saturday, June 9th, in Quincy, MA!

See No Evil, Hear No Evil...Kaboom!

Four Islamist loonies were plotting to blow up jet fuel supplies at JFK. One reason we caught them was the cooperative effort of law enforcement, including a drug dealer working for a lighter sentence. Sounds like a pretty good formula to me:

Local cops + Homeland Security = Nothing blows up.

So why, then, is the Massachusetts ACLU trying to stop local cops who run across illegal immigrants from letting the feds know about it? What's the problem? The ACLU is outraged because "it seems like State Police are collaborating with immigration authorities."


And when the next airport blows up because the State Police AREN'T cooperating...? I guess the ACLU will finally have something to celebrate.

John Edwards: WHAT War On Terror?

Oh, I don't know John. Maybe this one? Or perhaps this one? Or this one? Or maybe this one?

Nah, you're probably right. George W. Bush is making all this up to defend his evil plot to open a torture center in Abu Ghraib prison. It's part of Halliburton's plot to...well, something. It's gotta be.

Because if George W. Bush isn't making this all up, and if there really is an international Islamist movement funded by Arab governments to push the spread of sharia law and stop the expansion of liberal democracy, then your entire performance in last night's debate looks pretty silly, doesn't it, John?

So keep telling yourself "It's just a bumper sticker, it's just a bumper sticker..."