Sep 232011

With more than 22 million Americans looking for a full-time job, now is not the time to import high levels of foreign labor. But the federal government continues to issue new work permits to 75,000 new immigrants each month:

From Numbers USA:

During the first commercial break of the night, we ran a 30-second ad linking the impact of America’s current legal immigration policy to unemployment. The timing was perfect since the candidates were asked questions about how they would handle unemployment just before the ad ran.

Victory on E- Verify:

The House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act on Wednesday afternoon 22-to-13. Only two amendments were approved by the committee, including one offered by Chairman Smith himself. The bill, H.R.2885, would require all employers to use E-Verify within 2 years for all non-agricultural new hires, while requiring federal, state and local agencies to check current employees as well within 6 months.

Read: Victory! E-Verify Bill Passes Through Judiciary Without Major Changes

Sep 232011

‘Let’s meet here today in the United Nations’– Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing the General Assembly shortly after Abbas, said his country was “willing to make painful compromises.”

“I extend my hand to the Palestinian people, with whom we seek a just and lasting peace,” Netanyahu said, to extended applause.

Palestinians, he added, “should live in a free state of their own, but they should be ready for compromise” and “start taking Israel’s security concerns seriously.”

Netanyahu opposes negotiations based on 1967 lines, saying a return to those frontiers would expose Israel’s heartland to rocket fire from the West Bank.

Read more @ FOX

From the Blaze:

Key notes from Netanyahu’s Speech:

On Iran:

Better Bad Press Than a Good Eulogy:

On why the U.N. is the “theater of the absurd:”

The Blaze

Flip side, Abbas Attacks Israeli Settlements. Palestinian leader says policy to blame for failure of the peace process:

“This is theater of the ABSURD” — Netanyahu

…and from this morning: Ahmadinejad Blasts U.S. in United Nations Speech & Empty’s the Room

Sep 232011

– featured image: (AP Photo/The Monroe Evening News, David Zewicky)

911 Call: ‘I need someone here now’

h/t PF

A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a Michigan street that seriously injured a father and his two sons, who survived the blast and fire that turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, a federal official said Wednesday.

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a Michigan street that seriously injured a father and his two sons, who are “very fortunate” to have survived the attack, which turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, a federal official said Wednesday.

Investigators were poring over what remained of the vehicle after the Tuesday evening blast, looking for clues about how the bomb was made and who might have planted it, said Donald Dawkins, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“There was a lot of power behind it. The victims are very fortunate, very blessed, to be alive,” Dawkins said.

Among the things investigators are trying to determine is whether one of the victims was targeted or whether the attack was random, Dawkins said. The vehicle exploded on a tree-lined street under a highway in Monroe, which is about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.

Authorities declined to publicly identify the victims, but said they were in serious condition at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe.

The victims were lucky to survive, said Dawkins, who described the attack as a “heinous crime.”

Read more @ Yahoo

Sep 232011

” You can say this about Ahmadinejad, he really knows how to clear out a room “– Shepard Smith

Sep 232011

Facebook’s new updates have been the focus of a popular meme which features Xzibit, a reference to when the rapper was the host of the MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’.

Facebook is at it again. The social network is tweaking the home pages of its 750 million users, much to the chagrin of some very vocal folks.

The world’s largest online social network is expected to announce even more changes on Thursday, when it holds its annual f8 conference in San Francisco for developers who create games and other applications for its site.

The gathering follows a trickle of changes to Facebook in the past few of weeks. Some, such as larger photo displays and a feature that makes it easier to group friends into categories, were met with approval – or at least silence, which in the age of social-media oversharing could well be considered an endorsement.

Then came Wednesday, when many users woke up to find their homepages altered, with what Facebook calls “top stories” on the top of their pages, followed by “recent stories” listed in chronological order. On the right side, meanwhile, there’s something called a “ticker,” a live feed of all the ongoing activity that also appears in users’ news feeds. It’s a kind of Facebook inside Facebook, if you will.

By mid-morning, the words “new Facebook” quickly became one of the most discussed topics on Twitter. Many comments were negative, though some pointed out that Facebook makes many changes to its site and people eventually get used to it.

Read full article @ FOX

Sep 232011

Twitter will begin selling political advertisements this week, POLITICO reports, trying to capture a share of the upcoming presidential election.

The ads will appear in users’ timelines and in search results on the site — allowing candidates to make a bigger splash on the social networking service.

At least five presidential campaigns, and party committees have reportedly signed on for the initial launch.

The sponsored tweets will be accompanied by a small purple check-mark to separate them from normal tweets, Ben Smith reports.

At least 81 Senators and 316 representatives — and all presidential candidates — have Twitter accounts, according to GovSM, which tracks politicians’ use of social media.

Business Insider

‘Go Give Someone a Pedicure Chink’: Alec Baldwin Fans Attack Michelle Malkin Over Davis Execution…

h/t P.A.N.

Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Troy Davis sparked heated, passionate debate, though perhaps no protests reached the same level of vitriol as a Twitter exchange between actor Alec Baldwin and conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.

Baldwin live-tweeted a chronicle of events as they unfolded Wednesday, including the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant a last-minute stay of execution. Once it was announced that Davis was dead, shortly after 11 p.m., Baldwin turned his ire toward Malkin, who had also been following the developments:

See The Evidence @ The Blaze

Sep 232011