Oct 042011
 

UPDATE:

The impact of Alabama’s new immigration law is leaving some Alabama schools with fewer students.

One resident said some members of Alabama’s Hispanic population are afraid to take their kids to school following the new immigration law

The following are the numbers from the Alabama State Department of Education: the number of Hispanic students that were absent statewide the day before the immigration law was passed was 1172; the number absent statewide on Friday after the immigration law was passed was 2011; and Tuesday the number of Hispanic students on the absentee role statewide was 2285 – that’s out of the 34,632 Hispanic students in Alabama.

Read more @ Alabama 13

Also: Ala. farmers face immigration law senator with concerns:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.

There are no precise statewide numbers. But several districts with large immigrant enrollments — from small towns to large urban districts — reported a sudden exodus of children of Hispanic parents, some of whom told officials they planned to leave the state to avoid trouble with the law, which requires schools to check students’ immigration status.

The anxiety has become so intense that the superintendent in one of the state’s largest cities, Huntsville, went on a Spanish-language television show Thursday to try to calm widespread worries.

~ If they could read English they would know:

“In the case of this law, our students do not have anything to fear,” Casey Wardynski said in halting Spanish. He urged families to send students to class and explained that the state is only trying to compile statistics.

Police, he insisted, were not getting involved in schools.

Victor Palafox graduated from a high school in suburban Birmingham last year and has lived in the United States without documentation since age 6, when his parents brought him and his brother here from Mexico.

~ Time for hysteria & radicals protesting, be ready Alabama…

Read more @ FOX

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Oct 042011
 

…As Freezing Children This Winter {Spare me}

“Grab a blanket, kids. Congress wants to cut your home-heating benefits,” MSNBC’s Martin Bashir teased viewers of his October 4 program as he went out to a commercial break with Dean Martin’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” playing in the background.

Upon his return from break, Bashir tag-teamed with Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to bash Republicans are heartless bastards who want children to shiver through the coming winter (emphasis By Ken Shepherd):

Read more @ Newsbusters

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Oct 042011
 


~ featured image: Survivors cling to the bottom of a helicopter after it inverted following a crash in the East River in New York.

The body of a person who was missing after a helicopter crashed into the East River Tuesday was pulled from the murky water.

Police said the victim was a woman. She was among five people on the helicopter when it crashed Tuesday afternoon.

Rescue crews saved the pilot and three passengers.

Police spokesman Paul Browne says the Bell 206 chopper, a commercial helicopter, went into the river off 34th Street as it was taking off from a heliport.

Two women in critical condition were taken to Bellevue Hospital and a male passenger in serious condition was rushed to NYU Medical Center. One person was treated at the scene, authorities told Fox News.

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Oct 042011
 

~ Herman hears the spankin’ new Washington Post / ABC poll has Herman in second, tied with Rick Perry. WTG Sir Cain!


When Herman Cain speaks, people listen. When he debates, he wins.

If you care about the future of America, you have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer running for president, the straight-talking man of the people with blunt assessments of what America needs. Originally overlooked by mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is truly a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” but no longer one who is being ignored.

BUT WHO IS HE?

While Herman Cain has been the host of a popular conservative Atlanta-area radio talk show called The Herman Cain Show, a different name originally captured American interest. As CEO, Herman Cain transformed Godfather’s Pizza from a company teetering on the verge of bankruptcy into a household word. Cain—as those with an interest in commonsense solutions to political problems will remember—is also famous for using the language and logic of everyday business to expose the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions about “Hillarycare” during a 1994 televised town hall meeting.

:: WHAT IS HIS STORY? ::

Herman Cain’s rise is the embodiment of the American dream. His parents, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a living the only way black people could in the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down three jobs, including being a chauffeur; Lenora cleaned houses. They had two big dreams: to buy a house and to see their sons graduate from college. With dedication and hard work, they made both these dreams come true. In this thrilling memoir, Herman Cain describes his past and present . . . and the future he is determined to create, a future that will put our country back on track. His message resonates because he describes the American reality, and his down-to-earth personal tale of hope and hard work is both unforgettable and inspirational.

Herman’s new book: This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

~ Click image to see…

~ I was channel surfing at work. I never watch The View, for obvious reasons, BUT low & behold who did I hear would be on today, yeppers, Herman Cain…

“Red, White and View” welcomes Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain!

~ Well welcome I don’t think so!

BaBa Walters (holding my head), was not easy on him & of course neither was Whoopie with her snarky remarks. Aside from that here are the videos available. Herman gave the co-hosts some controversial answers to hard questions. Herman Cain on Why He’s Qualified to Run, Gay Rights, Unemployment and More:

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Oct 042011
 

Making no secret of his disdain for Tea Party ideals and ideas, ex-White House adviser Van Jones on Monday nonetheless urged liberal activists to “steal” the Tea Party’s playbook.

The former “green jobs” adviser, speaking at the top of a three-day conference in the nation’s capital designed to galvanize liberal activists, spoke interchangeably in harsh and glowing terms about the Tea Party movement. He described their cause as “the worst” and “silly” and other unflattering adjectives. At the same time, he said progressives can learn from what the Tea Party has accomplished, as he tried to steer the crowd toward his own umbrella group which he’s been working on since the summer.

Using the pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps tone President Obama has employed in recent days, Jones pointed to the Tea Party movement as an example of grassroots activism done right. He suggested liberals have relied too much on one person, Obama, to fix everything.

Only instead of taking to the streets in the name of lower taxes and less regulation, he urged the crowd to model its own Tea Party-style movement in the name of the middle class.

Van Jones Warns Of A Progressive October Offensive Against Tea Party with avowed socialist Lawrence O’ Donnell :

“If we can just be as warm and sharing and kind as the Tea Party, which one might suspect is a relatively low bar, we might be able to do something for our country,” Jones said Monday.

Obama has stirred controversy in recent days by urging the base to quit complaining, take off their “bedroom slippers” and march with him. Jones used similar language, as the three-day Take Back the American Dream Conference got underway.

“We went from hopey to mopey and forgot to build a movement in the middle,” Jones said.

Read more…

Lookie what I found where they thought they could hide under cover:

Van Jones Launches Anti-Tea Party Movement

Thursday night in New York City, between a DJ set by artist Shephard Fairey and the Roots Jones officially unveiled his “Rebuild the Dream” movement aimed primarily at the thousands of middle-class workers who have lost their jobs, their homes due to foreclosure and their livelihoods in the past few years, writes the Huffington Post.

~ NOTE: The website linked above will give you a look at what the progressives have planned, these are but a few of the topics:

* Tax the Rich and Cut Back Military Spending – Barney Frank

* “Time to Rally” – Robert Reich at the Take Back the American Dream Conference

Also at Van’s website you can see oodles of video not available at YouTube. Oh, let me not forget, Van boy is fashioning a contract’ for the ‘American Dream’.

“We are being lied to,” Jones said often throughout his hourlong presentation at the Town Hall theater in Times Square.”We are not broke. We’re the richest country in the history of the world.”

He says there are four lies that have been repeated so often that too many people now believe them to be true:

* Lie No. 1: The U.S. is broke.

* Lie No. 2: Asking the super-rich to pay their taxes hurts America’s economy.

* Lie No. 3: Hating on America’s government– and wrecking America’s infrastrcutre — is patriotic.

* Lie No. 4: The country/government is helpless against Wall Street.

You ask , “Where did Piper find this?” Well friends right at B.E.T.

Jones is a nasty player. Keep your eye on him… ~ JP

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Oct 042011
 

PERUGIA, Italy — Amanda Knox is headed home to Seattle a free woman, the morning after an Italian appeals court dramatically overturned her conviction of sexually assaulting and killing her British roommate.

New video shows Knox at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport. The Italy-US Foundation said she left Rome’s airport for London, where she and her family will have a brief layover before catching a connecting flight to the United States.

Knox and her family are expected to arrive in Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday afternoon.

KING 5 Seattle

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Oct 042011
 

h/t Pamela Geller ~ Atlas Shrugs

NOTE: BigGovernment posted the photographs, reporting the images were captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before they were scrubbed. The photos are reportedly featured in a book set to be released tomorrow by J. Christian Adams, the Department of Justice whistleblower in the New Black Panther Party, or NBPP, voter intimidation case.

BLACK PANTHERS FOR OBAMA!

The New Black Panther party endorsing President Obama in 2008 (and posted on Obama’s antisemitic campaign website) before it was scrubbed.

Now Andrew Breitbart has obtained photos of Obama appearing and marching with members of the racist hate group back in 2007.

There is no doubt in my mind that this is the reason why Obama’s Department of Justice dropped the open and shut case against the Black Panther party when they threatened voters with weapons at Philly voting booths during the presidential election in 2008.

New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors.

Tomorrow, J. Christian Adams, the Department of Justice whistleblower in the New Black Panther Party case, will release his new book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).

The book exposes Obama administration corruption far beyond the Panther dismissal, and reveals how the institutional Left has turned the power of the DOJ into an ideological weapon.

Adams’s book also describes, in detail, the Selma march at which then-Senator Obama was joined by a group of Panthers who had come to support his candidacy.

Among those appearing with Obama was Shabazz, the Panther leader who was one of the defendants in the voter intimidation case that Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed. Also present was the Panthers’ “Minister of War,” Najee Muhammed, who had called for murdering Dekalb County, Georgia, police officers with AK-47’s and then mocking their widows in this video (7:20 – 8:29).

They spoke with Obama at the podium shown above, and departed together with Obama for the main march itself, as shown by this grainer image captured from YouTube, Footage from the 42nd Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, AL:

Obama seems not to be reviled by the Panthers in any of the video or photographs. And Obama’s own campaign website would post an endorsement by the New Black Panther Party in March 2008. As Adams writes in Injustice:

Somehow, the fact that the future President of the United States shared a podium with leaders of the New Black Panthers, marched with them, and received a public, formal greeting from their party has vanished from the history of Obama’s campaign. Apart from [Juan] Williams’ single dispatch, no other media outlets ever reported it.

Had any of Obama’s opponents appeared at an event with the KKK or Aryan Nation, The New York Times would have had to double its ink buy.

Obama’s appearance does much more than expose mainstream media hypocrisy. It also exposes an association between a vile racist organization and a future President of the United States. Only the degree of association is subject to debate.

Read more from Pam @ Atlas Shrugs

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Oct 042011
 

Last night was a hard one to pick more than the Top two. Meaning except for Chaz, who doesn’t really dance as opposed to walk the dance, everyone did well. Here are my top picks:

The back story on tonight’s dances were what year was emotionally rough for you & why. Except for Kristin Cavallari, although her dance was good, her back story of forfeiting college for hollowwood did not impress. And Hope Solo. Who although a better back story, it was triumph in the world of soccer. Compared to the other star’s stories they fell flat. The stars also chose the song most fitting to their story.

Of course my first choice was J.R.’s, not because it was the best dance of the night but simply because he best expressed his story in dance. He told how he was literally destroyed in Iraq. What he went through & how he didn’t want to live. Warning, Kleenex alert:

‘Dancing’ stars bring crowd to tears

The Best Dance of the night goes to Ricki Lake, who told how last year was the worse year of her life. Her marriage failed, her house burnt down & she never believed it would be right again. Wrong :) She fell in love & remarried.

Nancy Grace told that she & her little girl were dying because Nancy’s lung cavity was filled with fluid. She was told they were both going to die. Her twins were watching her from the audience.

Rob Kardashian told how hard it was when his father died at 15. How he used to play Sinatra for him. He dedicated the dance to him & did marvelous.

Chynna Phillips’ danced angelic. Her lines were simply beautiful.She told the story of her father & how she wrote the song ‘Hold On’ JUST trying to get through her teen years.

Once again Carson Kressley did not disappoint. He actually nailed this dance. He related how hard it was growing up gay but he decided he was going to always be upbeat about it. As Len said, “You put the ‘BOY’ in Flamboyant!”

Chaz should go home. I wonder if they are worried about backsplash if he’s eliminated. For goodness sake he JUST does not know how to dance. David Arquette then will be the one to leave, although he did pretty darn good at his dance:

~ Follow the results every week: Dancing with the Stars (2011) The Results

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Oct 042011
 

NEW:

Issa : Did Attorney General Eric Holder Lie Under Oath to Congress?

~ Not like it’s the first time he’s been in dutch

Representing Chiquita, Holder brokered a deal for the banana giant to pay $25m over five years to the justice department. This arrangement was made after Chiquita admitted in 2003 to providing $1.7m over six years to the paramilitary group The United Self Defense Forces of Colombia. This group was listed as a terrorist organisation by the state department. Chiquita also allegedly provided a cache of surplus Nicaraguan army AK-47s through their own transport network. The payments continued unabated for months after Chiquita’s admission.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, discusses the latest documents that show that Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed on Operation Fast and Furious in 2010, before he testified before Congress on May 3, 2011 claiming to have just heard about the program in the weeks prior to the Congressional hearing. Did the nation’s top legal __ lie under oath?

EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

:: What Did Eric Holder Know About Fast and Furious? ::

Sen. Charles Grassley weighs in…


Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday requesting he ask the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate Attorney General Eric Holder’s role in Operation Fast and Furious.

READ: Text of Letter Requesting Special Counsel for Holder

~ JUST Added…

:: New Fast and Furious Documents Contradict Holder ::

New documents reveal startling details about when Attorney General Eric Holder actually knew about Operation Fast and Furious.

h/t Fox Nation

The joke goes that anything named “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” ought to be a convenience store instead of an arm of the federal government, but what’s going on in Washington these days with the embattled agency is no laughing matter.

Hardly a week passes now without some revelation about the Obama administration’s complicity in what may yet turn out to be one of the worst and most lethal scandals in American history: Operation Fast and Furious.

In a classic Friday document dump — a sure sign of an administration with something to hide — the feds released to congressional investigators a month’s worth of e-mail correspondence in the summer of 2010 between Bill Newell, then head ATF agent in Phoenix, and his friend Kevin O’Reilly, a former White House national-security staffer for North American affairs.

What do you know? Among the e-mails was a photograph of a powerful Barrett .50-caliber rifle that had been illegally purchased in Tucson and recovered in Sonora, Mexico, raising the possibility of a second “gunwalking” program, this one called “Wide Receiver.”

Full article @ NY Post

From Expose Obama:

~ Snippet…

How high does this go? Apparently,all the way to the top. The attorney general of the state of Arizona,a Democrat operative,has already resigned in an attempt to avoid the consequences of participating in this fiasco. Middle management at DOJ and ATF has already been thrown under the bus. The acting director of the ATF,Kenneth Melson,has already been defenestrated.

SEE: Does Fast and Furious Put Impeachment on the Table?

* Operation Wide Receiver

* New Fast and Furious docs released by White House

* “Gunwalker” allegation: ATF target was FBI informant

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