Jul 072010
 

~CBS42.com

The future of Irondale is just beginning to dawn. Tommy Joe Alexander, Mayor

~Good on Irondale--Good on Alabama

~If a small town of maybe 20,000 has the pride & concern to do this , why not EVERY state?!

2000 census the population was 9,813. The book (later a film) Fried Green Tomatoes, by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based around the town and the landmark Irondale Cafe, known as The Whistle-Stop Cafe in the book & film

Irondale, AL (WIAT)- CBS 42 obtained a copy of Resolution 2010R23 from the city of Irondale, which was adopted by the city council this week. This resolution encourages Irondale Police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop. It implicitly states that this should not be used to profile citizens based on race, but critics of the similar Arizona immigration argue that this is exactly what will happen.

Here is the text of the resolution:

Resolution 2010R23

In support of the Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Council of the the City of Irondale that no official or agency of this city may adopt a policy that limits or restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that for any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or agency of the City of Irondale, as a result of a lawful stop or investigation where reasonable suspicion exists that the person being contacted is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of that person. The persons immigration status may be verified with the Federal Government pursuant to United States code section 1373 (c). If said person’s immigration status is other than legal, a report should be made to the United States Immigration Service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in Federal Law, officials or agencies of the City of Irondale may not be prohibited or in any way be restricted from sending, receiving or maintaining information relating to the immigration status of any individual or exchanging that information with any other federal, state or local governmental entity for the following official purposes:

1. Determining the eligibility for any public benefit, service or license provided by any federal, state, or local authority.

2. Verifying any claim of residence or domicile if determination of residence or domicile is required under law or a judicial order pursuant to a civil or criminal proceeding.

3. Confirming the identity of any person who is detained

4. If the person is an alien, determining whether the person is in compliance with the federal registration laws prescribed by Title II, chapter 7 of the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act

IN CONCLUSION, BE IT RESOLVED, that nothing in this Resolution requires, condones, or approves any profiling on race creed, color or place of origin.


This resolution is immediately effective upon adoption by a majority of the Irondale City Council.

Adopted and Approved this the 6th day of July, 2010

[signed by City Clerk/Treasurer and Mayor]

Also See:

Ala. looks to Ga. illegal immigration law as model
By The Associated Press Posted: Sunday, July 6th 2008

New Georgia Immigration Law Could Affect Alabama

Arizona’s attempt to bypass federal law and fight immigration at the state level is becoming a rallying cry in the GOP Florida gubernatorial primary.

Ariz. Immigration Law Sought in 18 Other States–Bill Similar to Grand Canyon State’s Controversial New Law Introduced in 5 States Already; More Expected in 2011

Jul 072010
 

Jamie Allman–guest hosts today for Laura!

Remember the Black Panthers that intimidated white voters in Philly? The folks Attorney General Eric Holder let off the hook completely? Panther King Samir Shabazz is a real piece of work–as this video of him spouting hate clearly shows.

Shabazz: “I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker I hate him…white, dirty cracker whores…you’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill some of their babies.”

Action item: Tell AG Eric Holder “thank you” for letting a murderous racist go free.
http://www.justice.gov/ag/

~this was via Hot Air

* posted at 10:00 pm on July 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

When Attorney General Eric Holder suddenly reversed course and had the DoJ dismiss the voter-intimidation case against two New Black Panther Party activists stemming from an incident in 2008 in Philadelphia, many questioned why the DoJ would quit a case it had already won. Attorneys within the DoJ wondered why the federal government had suddenly become disinterested in voter intimidation. Some, like Christian Adams, Asheesh Agarwal, and Mark Corallo have gone public with their outrage, and also wonder where the hell Congress has gone in its duty to oversee the executive branch and its enforcement of laws Congress passed.

Well, look, maybe this was just a bad day for the defendants. Maybe they were just nice young men who took civic engagement to a momentary extreme of enthusiasm. They’re probably just nice guys caught in a single instance of bad judgment … right? Er, not exactly, as Naked Emperor News and Breitbart’s B-Cast discovers after watching National Geographic:

~Video courtesy of NakedEmperorNews1 | July 06, 2010

The Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing White Babies

http://www.nakedemperornews.com/

Jul 072010
 

~I recently did a profile on Stark & his socialism, he’s been on my radar a long time–seems as if his meltdowns are becoming ever more frequent…the last was on June 30th & in the following link you can see his neurosis firsthand. HIS- Story of madness…

Expose VI ~In-Depth) Borders Safe? Just Ask Progressive Socialist Pete ‘Who are Minutemen Going to Kill Today?’ Stark

CFP ~ By Warner Todd Huston Wednesday, July 7 (~One of my very favorite columnists today)

* Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based “He has also written for several history magazines, and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” which can be purchased on amazon.com. Featured on many websites such as renewamerica.us, townhall.com, opinioneditorials.com, and americandaily.com, among many, many others.He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum. Warner can be reached at: igcolonel@hotmail.com

“If YOU’D SHUT UP,” Stark says we might be able to appreciate his genius. And if the guy that was trying to interview Congressman Stake Raving would “Get the fu*k outta here,” maybe we could all have benefited from Congressman Stark Raving’s perspicacity.

Watch Congressman Pete Stark blow up when Jan Helfeld asks him why Stark believes, “the more we owe, the wealthier we are.”

Just watch this and see why Democrats can’t be trusted to do… well, anything…

Wow, what a distempered half-wit Representative Stark Raving is.

Sadly, I see nothing to separate Rep. Stark Raving from any other Democrat. This video is pretty prosaic, really. This sort of economic ignorance piled on top of such arrogance is the Democrat Party personified.

A final note to say that this video is a few years old, but Stark’s lunacy is timeless. And as Obama continues to borrow more and more, this video is still relevant.

October 18, 2007

Pete Stark (D-CA), “But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President’s amusement.”


Jul 072010
 

http://tinyurl.com/25anf7u

Our plan of attack is to apply intense pressure on key Representatives and force them to make a choice: support repeal or support Obamacare. We will hold supporters of Obamacare’s feet to the fire while praising those who truly support repeal.

We’re planning to commit substantial resources toward repealing Obamacare. Strong grassroots lobbying and paid advertisements will enable us to send a message to lawmakers:
Americans are not asking for repeal. We are demanding repeal!

Three weeks ago, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) filed a discharge petition, a special measure that would force the U.S. House of Representatives to vote again on Obamacare. The petition needs 218 signers to force a re-vote. Already, more than 100 lawmakers have signed on, including Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and others in the GOP leadership, and the momentum continues to build.

Rep. King has publically attributed much of the momentum behind the petition to our efforts at Heritage Action. We’re working alongside King in a national cooperative effort. And we intend to do everything we can to help him get as many signatures as possible.

The Left must realize that America is on our side — the side of freedom. Americans want to choose their own health care plans based on their individual health care needs, not government mandates from Washington.

The Heritage Foundation is and always will be a critical ally to Heritage Action. But Heritage Action can do things our sister organization cannot. We can, as Ed said, offer better ways to advance conservative policies at the grassroots level and to aggressively market our ideas.

Ronald Reagan put it well:

“If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”


Heritage Action will apply the heat.

We have produced a new advertisement making the case for repeal. With your support, we can run this ad in targeted Congressional districts around the country.

Repeal Obamacare from Heritage Action for America on Vimeo.

Help Heritage Action’s Fight to Repeal Obamacare

Jul 072010
 

Good on CNN for airing this on MSM Except someone needs to tape Cameron’s mouth shut -detailed-

The chief sponsor of Arizona’s immigration law says the Constitution gives Arizona the right to enforce it.

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congressman Raul Grijalva debate the U.S. lawsuit against Arizona

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congressman Raul Grijalva debate the U.S. lawsuit against Arizona.

~NOTE: Raul has been covered at JUST Piper extensively. He’s JUST bad, bad news. Him & his butt buddy Louie

Raul’s PROVEN Socialist Record–WHO is behind all this AZ Boycott Well…the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Denounces Enactment of Arizona Immigration Law

Lalala Blocking out Raul for my sanity sake


Jul 072010
 

Sajjad thought the worst was over, but then his mother was sentenced to be stoned to death. Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Jul 072010
 

Jul 072010
 

~Pajamas Media

UPDATE to one I posted late last night http://tinyurl.com/2g3z5gx

BREAKING: A Third Former DOJ Official Steps Forward to Support J. Christian Adams (Updated)

Several former DOJ employees have been in contact with Pajamas Media, interested in publicly supporting J. Christian Adams as he comes forward about the DOJ’s failure to enforce the country’s laws from a race-neutral perspective.

These former DOJ employees have expressed a willingness to go on record regarding Adams’ professionalism, excellent performance, and outstanding record of enforcing the law without racial bias.

Additionally, they would like to corroborate Adams’ statements about the DOJ.

And perhaps — pay attention, DOJ press liaisons — offer their own accounts regarding the DOJ’s hostility to race-neutral law enforcement.

Watch this space today, and over the next few days, for additional statements from former DOJ employees.

First, here is Asheesh Agarwal. From 2006-2008, Asheesh Agarwal served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division. In that position, Agarwal supervised the Division’s Voting Section, which included Adams, and worked directly with Adams on several matters. Agarwal is currently an attorney in private practice.

During his tenure with the Department of Justice’s Voting Section, J. Christian Adams was a model attorney who vigorously enforced federal voting rights laws on behalf of all voters, without respect to race or ideology. Mr. Adams was also one of the most productive and successful voting attorneys in recent memory.

His victories include two cases on behalf of African-American voters under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, two cases on behalf of white voters under Section 2, and six cases on behalf of Hispanic voters under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. He also brought and won three cases on behalf of military voters. Having worked closely with Mr. Adams for several years, I can attest to the unsurpassed quality of his character, judgment, and commitment to the cause of civil rights on behalf of all Americans.

– Asheesh Agarwal

* UPDATE: Mark Corallo, former Department of Justice director of public affairs, submits a statement to Pajamas Media:

* UPDATE: Robert Driscoll was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2001-03. He is now an attorney in private practice:

JUST read the details folks…

Today I testified to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights pursuant to a subpoena investigating the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation dismissal. I would rather no such obligation had arisen.

My previous Pajamas Media article comprised much of what I was willing to testify about. In that article, I detailed specific instances of hostility being expressed towards a race-neutral enforcement of civil rights laws, and in particular laws regarding voting and elections.

To the many that have experienced the hostility firsthand, denials of its existence seem preposterous.

To the many who expressed such hostility, often thoughtful but wrong, it would be a help to all of us if they might engage the debate with the respectable tenor which they sometimes did when I was in the Department of Justice. After all, such opponents of race-neutral law enforcement surely weren’t “cowards” about discussing race in those instances, and we might all benefit from a full understanding of their views. So let’s have the opponents of race-neutral enforcement of voting cases come out in the open and tell the American public why they oppose it.

But I’ll start the discussion for now.

I am reminded of a visit to the Voting Section by newly confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder in March of 2009. Attorney General Holder came to the conference room to meet the assembled Voting Section. He was introduced by a political appointee, then-acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King. It was quite exciting. In every federal building, a photograph of the president is displayed with the agency head. So in the Justice Department, President Obama is displayed with General Holder at the entrances.


Loretta King had the honor of introducing Attorney General Holder. She would subsequently participate in the dismissal of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. And she said something astonishing in her introduction of the attorney general.

She exclaimed to the crowd:

I can’t tell you how exciting it is to go to work every day, and look up at the photos, and see that we now have two black men running the country.

Cheers followed, but not from everyone.

Obviously, I recognize the joy that naturally surrounds the election of the first black president. In 1860, a system of bondage debased the humanity of nearly four million souls in America. Even after hundreds of thousands gave their lives in places like Gettysburg, Stones River, and Battery Wagner, new but still evil ways were devised to oppress a race.

I’ve stood alone in the driveway where Medgar Evers fell in Jackson, Mississippi, and considered the sad heroism that characterizes some of the last martyrs to a cause. How close he came to seeing a sort of Promised Land on Earth, where Mississippi now boasts more minority elected officials per capita than any other state.

I’ve scoured the back streets of Philadelphia, Mississippi, hunting down the half-hidden memorial to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three champions of the right to vote. They were slaughtered after being pulled over by Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price. I wondered why the memorial was not at the jail where they were detained with sinister intent. It would make a more noble witness to what an unrestrained government is capable of doing to humans.

These places moved me to my core. I cannot even imagine how profound the election of Barack Obama would be to me if I experienced the evil injustice of segregation as a target. I deeply respect the overwhelming joy following the election, even if I cannot understand it in the same way.


But foul history does not excuse foul impropriety.

Electoral euphoria does not justify a racially tinged announcement by a superior, in the presence of the United States attorney general, to her subordinates.

Imagine if in March 2013, the new political leadership of the Civil Rights Division were to introduce Attorney General Jeff Sessions, refer to the portrait of President Mitch Daniels, and say: “What a relief it is to come to work every day and see we once again have two white men running the country.” Not only would the story be blasted on the front pages of the Washington Post, and rightfully so, but the person who made the statement would probably lose their job. At the very least, the attorney general would be sure to take the underling aside afterwards and make it unequivocally clear that such racially tinged comments are completely unacceptable.

Had this occurred at private business, the same Civil Rights Division would probably open an employment discrimination investigation into the conduct.

What are the chances that Attorney General Holder had that discussion with Loretta King?

I’ll bet next to none. But it is certainly something that now-Senator Sessions might ask Attorney General Holder next time an oversight hearing occurs. One thing is for sure — King’s power in the Civil Rights Division did not diminish after her comment. She was held out as the fair, unbiased, and competent civil servant who gave careful consideration to the New Black Panther case.


Despite the defendants waving a baton and yelling “you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker,” Loretta King decided that a dismissal of nearly all of the case was the only available course of action. Alas, the worm has turned.

I stated on Fox News that it was clear to me that no cases against national racial minorities would issue from the Voting Section during this administration. Let’s hope they change their mind. I testified under oath today, because I had no choice, that those instructions were given by Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) Julie Fernandes.

My understanding of her instructions were that no cases would be brought against national racial minorities by the Voting Section, and if a U.S. Attorney wanted to bring one, it was up to them to do so. Of course, no U.S. attorney will wade into that sort of mess without the help of the experts in the Voting Section, and DAAG Fernandes would know that.


If the Department denies this occurred, then the public and the now-very-interested media should demand that the senior management of the Voting Section in 2009 be made to testify under oath to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Of course this will never happen, because they know by now what the testimony would be.

This was not the first reckless and lawless instruction Julie Fernandes had given to the Voting Section. I will be writing in the future here at Pajamas Media about other ones that could directly affect the outcome of elections.

The Department has come under widespread criticism for the dismissal of the New Black Panther case, and for the fact that many within the Civil Rights Division are openly hostile to a race-neutral enforcement of civil rights laws. Notice that the Department has never once denied that widespread hostility exists throughout its ranks to bringing cases against national racial minorities. To do so would be futile, because so many people know it is true.

That doesn’t mean the Department of Justice can’t redeem itself.

The best thing that could happen from the ugly New Black Panthers dismissal and public revelation of the truth is for the Department to change course. The outrage I have heard in hundreds of emails and in calls from around the nation tell me Americans value equal enforcement of the law as much as they cherish the right to vote without men with weapons shouting racial slurs at them. Equality and the right to vote are sacred partners.

If these hearings prompt the Department to reconsider the institutional hostility to equal enforcement of voting laws, then it will be a great day for America. We will all be able to exhale and declare: “Thank goodness they finally followed the law.” If it took attention for them to change course, we can all agree the attention was good.


I actually believe Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez is the right man to do it. He inherited the mess of the New Black Panthers case from Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King, two lifelong civil servants who should be forced by the attorney general to learn what it is like to find paying clients. Similarly, reckless instructions to the voting section by DAAG Julie Fernandes can still be reversed by Perez. Tom Perez, I believe, is a man who wants to do the right thing, even if we might disagree about particulars. And nothing could be more right and just than making it perfectly clear to everyone — through action, not a press release — that the Department is willing to enforce all the voting laws and protect all victims of racial discrimination.

I’ll be watching and reporting at Pajamas Media on a number of matters where perfect opportunities for redemption are within reach for Perez to undo the damage that Rosenbaum, King, and Fernandes have done to Obama’s vision of a Civil Rights Division committed to enforcing all of the laws with integrity.


So I started the conversation. It would be good if the Department of Justice did more than talk about a commitment to enforcing the Voting Rights Act in a race-neutral fashion. America would prefer some action.

Your turn, General Holder.

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His website is www.electionlawcenter.com.

Jul 072010
 

NY Daily News BY Thomas M. Defrank –DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

~Retirement rumors were VERY premature…

WASHINGTON – President Obama may get liberal Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court, but conservative swing-voter Anthony Kennedy says he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

Justice Kennedy, who turns 74 this month, has told relatives and friends he plans to stay on the high court for at least three more years – through the end of Obama’s first term, sources said.

That means Kennedy will be around to provide a fifth vote for the court’s conservative bloc through the 2012 presidential election. If Obama loses, Kennedy could retire and expect a Republican President to choose a conservative justice.

Kennedy, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, has been on the court 22 years. He has become a bit of a political nemesis at the White House for his increasing tendency to side with the court’s four rock-ribbed conservative justices.

Without naming Kennedy, Obama was unusually critical of his majority opinion in the Citizens United case, handed down last January. That 5-4 decision struck down limits on contributions to political campaigns as an abridgement of free speech.

Obama called the ruling “a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power … in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

He was so angry that he took the unusual step of blasting the decision in his Jan. 27 State of the Union address, with Kennedy and five other justices looking on.

The White House has made Citizens United a populist rallying cry for Democrats, who hope to cut into projected Republican gains in the November elections by painting the GOP as guardians of the rich and powerful.

With the retirement of fellow Stanford graduate Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, Kennedy has inherited O’Connor’s mantle as the court’s swing vote.

His voting pattern suggests he’s actually become a far more reliable vote for the conservatives.

A Supreme Court spokeswoman said Justice Kennedy could not be reached for comment

tdefrank@nydailynews.com

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/07/06/2010-07-06_holdin_court_at_73_justice_kennedy_tells_pals_hes_not_retiring_for_years__thats_.html#ixzz0syAw4K63

Stone faced Supreme’s says it all !!! Justice Alito’s “YOU LIE” Moment http://MOXNews.com/