Common sense starting to break out?

    I realize that CA is the land of “Fruits and Nuts”, but sometimes common sense does tend to break out.  Call me a cynic, but this move is being driven by the coming budget crunch in California, and a realization that housing criminal illegal aliens is a really stupid way to spend money when there’s not a lot to go around. From the uber Liberal | Read More »

    Obama’s Mexican Payoff

    Fresh on the heels of his appearance at the G-20, Barack Obama next week ventures to Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. Prior to that he’ll stop in Mexico to try to improve damaged relations with that country. As I’ve written elsewhere, Obama triggered a low-level trade war when he kowtowed to the Teamsters and canceled the program that formerly allowed some | Read More »

    Afghani immigration policy?

    A Bush-appointed judge decided today that detainees at Bagram in Afghanistan are not significantly different than those at GITMO, and so have the right to habeus corpus. This ruling was an expected result of earlier decisions granting rights to GITMO prisoners. The question is, where does it stop? We’re quickly reaching the point where the easiest way for a foreign national to earn the protection | Read More »

    McCain to Amnesty Backers: You’re On Your Own

    Liberals had a lot of fun last year picking on John McCain for having a short temper. It’s poetic justice that he seems to hold a grudge: John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year’s presidential contest. McCain’s raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told | Read More »

    Obama tackles illegal immigration (only if you’re Irish)

    This is humor, yes?  Surely there can’t be a grain of truth?  My elderly, impoverished Aunt is in danger of deportation.  She lives in Southie in public housing.  From Pat Dollard: Obama Launches Campaign Against White Illegal Immigrants April 2nd, 2009 Posted By Pat Dollard. Belfast Telegraph: The majority of “undocumented Irish” young people living illegally in America come from Fermanagh and Tyrone, the Assembly had | Read More »

    Flat World Watch: Australian pub-crawlers monitoring American borders.

    Via Tim Blair, American border enforcement is apparently now a pub game: The United States has unveiled an unlikely weapon in its battle against drugs gangs and illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border – pub-goers in Australia. The drinkers are the most far-flung of a sizeable army of hi-tech foot soldiers recruited to assist the border protection effort. Anyone with an internet connection can now | Read More »

    Italian Tomatoes: Tonight’s Special Guest – Congressman Tom Tancredo

    Tonight’s Special Guest will be Congressman Tom Tancredo. The Congressman will be discussing speak about the current economic status of the U.S. and how immigration is pushing along the economic down turn. Also, as the new administration hits the two month mark, it is hard not to be struck by its utter weirdness. I do not like Hitler analogies in American politics, but Hitler’s bunker | Read More »

    Why Does Obama Want Illegals Legalized Quick? So They can Join Unions!

    According to reports, President Obama said it’s important to have a quick path to citizenship for illegal immigrants so that they can join unions to “get protection” from evil employers. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Southern California, Obama broached his newest cause celebre, “comprehensive” immigration reform, in Costa Mesa. “If they stay in the shadows in the underground economy, they are oftentimes pitted | Read More »

    Waiting For Bureaucrats To Say It’s Time To Make The Donuts

    One of the benefits of reading a lot of judicial opinions, as I do, is that you get to see a lot of retail examples of how our government operates at its most legalistic-bureaucratic. Yesterday’s opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in River Street Donuts, LLC v. Napolitano is a wonderful little vignette about a bureaucratic system run amok.

    Is Palin Taking a Cue from UK Conservatives?

    David Cameron is one of the sharpest politicians in the world, he has managed to broaden the Conservative Party in the UK without abandoning Thatcherism. He has embraced being “green” without embracing leftist socialist environmental policies. The UK Conservative Party is considered the “greener” party of the two major parties. They’re also percieved to have a better grasp of the issues facing every day Non-Londoner | Read More »

    Happy not-quite-ending for war hero’s widow and son.

    (H/T: Technomancy for Fun and Profit) Quick background: last year, USMC Sgt. Michael Ferschke was killed in Iraq while conducting door-to-door searches. He left behind his Okinawan-born, pregnant wife Hotaru Ferschke, who he had married a month before by proxy; and, of course, there were problems with her visa. Wizbang wrote about it here and here; Senator Lamar Alexander‘s (R-TN) office has been working on | Read More »

    And….It begins…..!

    This was picked up from Michelle Malkin: The Messiah has yet to be sworn in and the Harry Reid has already started aiming in the Democrat skill crane on one of the big prizes in the Liberal Left Looney-Bin:  Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are again visited by the “Bad Idea that Will Not Die”.  If any of you believe that this attempt | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Dec. 16, 2008 Federal spending soars 25% before bailout Taxpayers get $1 trillion debt — Obama aide tied to failed immigration program Rushed citizenship push let in thousands of criminals — Obama team clears itself on Blagojevich Delays report for U.S. attorney — Greens worry Obama will drop their cause Energy team emerges — PRUDEN: Some more change to believe in — | Read More »

    AP Feels Sorry for Mexico Over Drop in ‘Money Sent Home’ By Returning Illegals

    I suppose the Associated Press wants us all to feel sorry for Mexico. With so many illegals here either having trouble finding work or actually returning home, Mexico is finding that its citizens illegally in the US have fewer American dollars to send home. AP says the “situation is so serious” that the Mexican government is trying to create new programs to reinforce ties between | Read More »

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…

    it goes in the tank.  My opinion of President George W. Bush, that is. Hat tip toMark Krikorian from NRO. Last month, November, US employers reduced employment by 553,000 jobs. Last month the feds handed out about 140,000 work permits and green cards to foreign workers so they could work in the US.