If Only It Were True...
"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.
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!
I was delighted to see Muslims at Menino's Mosque in Roxbury yesterday were calling for religious tolerance.
My reaction to the death of LiQuarry Jefferson, and the city's reaction, is here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My fellow MetroWest taxpayers and I are feelin' the love from Deval Patrick. Right in the wallet. Read it in the Boston Herald.
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 ABCNews.com.
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.
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.
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."
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:
That's my take on Massachusetts and the marriage amendment in the Boston Herald today.
Rudy Giuliani has published what he calls his "Twelve Commitments to the American People."
...you get to STAY IN THE UNITED STATES!
"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."
If anyone should be on strike today in Quincy, it should be the parents, not the teachers.
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.
"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."
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.
So answered W. C. Fields when caught late in life why he was reading a Bible.
In 2005, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, successfully pressured ABC/Disney to fire me from my talk radio job in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
From Boston.com this morning:
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.
That's my take in the Boston Herald today.
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:
Oh, I don't know John. Maybe this one? Or perhaps this one? Or this one? Or maybe this one?