Jul 272012

From Sen. Sessions’ remarks:

“The Administration claims it has diligently enforced immigration law and that the border is ‘more secure than ever.’ But those on the front lines know this to be untrue. They see the violence, chaos and lawlessness. They have lost confidence in the leadership of their agencies…

As you will hear today, this administration has engaged in a sustained, relentless effort to undermine America’s immigration laws. They have handcuffed and muffled those charged with protecting the public safety and the integrity of our borders. Such action has not only weakened our security but our democracy…

All Americans, immigrant and native born, will have a better future if our nation remains unique in the world for the special reverence it places in the rule of law and fairness in our immigration system.”

* From MY Senator Sessions who has ALWAYS cared about the illegal immigration PROBLEM! *

ICE Union Chief: Agents Face Threat Of Pink Slips If They Enforce The Law:

Sen. Sessions held a press conference yesterday with top officials from two unions that represent U.S. immigration law enforcement agencies.

ICE agent Chris Crane is President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union representing America’s more than 7,000 ICE agents and personnel. Border Patrol agent George McCubbin, III is President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing America’s more than 17,000 border agents and personnel.

Union heads representing thousands of America’s immigration agents slammed the Obama administration Thursday over a policy they claim is forcing officials to ignore the law and allowing illegal immigrants to exploit the system.

Jay Sekulow Discusses New Allegations Against DHS:

Obama’s failed policy on immigration. Law enforcement has been instructed to take the word of illegal immigrants and let them go free instead of requiring proof of documentation. Even unions have questioned this policy.

In a startling allegation, the president of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers claimed illegal immigrants are “taking advantage” of a new directive allowing some undocumented residents who came to the U.S. as children to stay in the country. Union boss Chris Crane said the policy ends up allowing illegal immigrants to avoid detention without any proof — particularly so-called “dreamers,” or those illegal immigrants who would benefit under the “DREAM Act” proposal, which Congress has not passed but the administration has partially implemented.

“Prosecutorial discretion for dreamers is solely based on the individual’s claims. Our orders are if an alien says they went to high school, then let them go,” he said at a press conference with GOP senators. “Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything. … At this point we don’t even know why DHS has criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien.

“We believe that significant numbers of people who are not dreamers are taking advantage of this practice to avoid arrest,” he said.

Jul 272012

“What the government cannot do is to punish someone for their words.”

– Adam Schwartz, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

As Chicago became the latest city to tell Chick-fil-A it isn’t welcome because its president doesn’t support gay marriage, legal experts said the communities don’t have a drumstick to stand on.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel became the second big-city mayor to blast the company over president Dan Cathy’s comment last week that he is “guilty as charged” for supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Emanuel spoke up after Alderman Proco Joe Moreno announced he intends to block the chain from opening its second Chicago location over his stance.

But barring the popular fast-food restaurant over the personal views of Cathy is an “open and shut” discrimination case, legal scholars told FoxNews.com.

The ACLU “strongly supports” same-sex marriage, Schwartz said, but noted that if a government can exclude a business for being against same-sex marriage, it can also exclude a business for being in support of same-sex marriage.

“But we also support the First Amendment,” he said. “We don’ think the government should exclude Chick-fil-A because of the anti-LGBT message. We believe this is clear cut.”

Jonathan Turley, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, said Moreno’s intentions raises “serious” constitutional concerns.

“It’s also a very slippery slope,” Turley told FoxNews.com. “If a City Council started to punish companies because of the viewpoints of their chief operating officers, that would become a very long list of banned companies.”

If Moreno did indeed put such a plan into action, it would be “excessive and likely unconstitutional,” Turley said.

A Chick-fil-A manager has gone on the record with this ‘anonymously’

“I accommodate protesters. Ask them if they would like anything to drink. I only ask they keep off the property. Even angry protesters find it hard to get mad when they realize we are just ordinary people. August 3rd is national gay kiss day at [Chick-fil-A]. I’m sure that will be fun.

“It sucks because I know a lot of good people and good business owners who are affected by one man’s views.”

“I honestly can say I don’t think I’ve ever worked with anyone who was a bigot. I’ve worked with evangelicals and I’m sure they had certain views but one of the most influential people I worked with was a Republican and a Christian. I’m neither but he helped get me into the position I am. I owe that guy a lot.”

~ I see it this way. We are showing support next Wednesday by the best commercial gift given to Chick-fil-A and eating there. ( BTW stats @ Huckabee’s FB are now – 2,050,540 – and commited to Going -291,756- and -31,314- may go). So a few days later the liberals will be boycotting them. We’ll see who comes out on top. Especially if protesters harass customers next Wednesday, which I fully expect them to do. So far protesters long in Long Beach, CA. seem t be civil and small in number. We will see. ~ JP

Also See:

Threats to Chick-fil-A ‘height of stupidity’

Rev. Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A. ‘I plan to ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ … next Wednesday’

Jul 272012

Joseph Mario Moreno

Alderman Proco Joe Moreno

Yes the name ‘Joe’ Moreno has been in the news recently. Alderman Proco Joe Moreno. He is from the area I ran around as a child a lifetime ago. I figured what are the odds two thugs with that name from Cook County are not related. So all week I’ve been trying to find out. But if you were related to Joseph Mario Moreno would you admit it or wipe it from the internet?

I know someone who was instrumental in busting Joe Moreno. So soon as I heard this alderman’s name, from my old hood, bells went off.

Proco Joe Moreno (born May 19, 1972) was appointed, to replace Manny Flores, as Chicago’s 1st Ward Alderman by Mayor Richard M. Daley on March 26, 2010. Moreno was born in Moline, IL and moved to Chicago after graduating from Augustana College. His father is Mexican and his mother is from Moline, Illinois. His Mexican Grandfather received citizenship after he fought in World War II and jumped on D-Day. * His father is Mexican & mother ???

On Joseph Mario Moreno Moreno earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Like he has no family. Prior to his election as a commissioner, Moreno worked for the Chicago Attorney General’s Office as Special Assistant to the Attorney General. He also served on the Committee on Financing for the Secretary of State’s Office.

He not only lost the election to the since-convicted Loren-Maltese, he ended up getting arrested along the way. He was pulled over on drunken driving charges in Cicero in 2000 during the campaign, an arrest he said was nothing more than a political dirty trick.

Moreno, 59, grew up on the Southwest Side, but moved to Cicero to run for town president. He has since moved back to Chicago. Very interesting insight:

A loyal Machine Democrat, Moreno was an old school politician

* Indicted Joe We have no biography on file

* Loving grandmother of Joseph Mario (no Proco) From his mother’s obituary

Everything I’ve found is either about Chick fil A or a liberal link. No link on Proco.

The most enlightening link was Ald. Proco (Joe) Moreno supported Joe Moreno’s Opponent, Joseph Berrios. Wouldn’t you know it, at this point most of the post disappeared in my editor. Being used to this a few times a week, I was able to quickly recover it. Which leads me to believe…

So JUST repeated dead ends. Understand the only reason I tried to make a connection between these two is to show the nepotism in Cook County corruption.~ JP

Which brings me to the indictment from the FBI Today:

CHICAGO—Two former local public officials and five businessmen who were arrested last month on public corruption charges were formally indicted today for allegedly participating in one or more corruption schemes. A federal grand jury returned indictments against former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno, former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano, and six others that mirror the charges filed last month in criminal complaints. One of the defendants is a businessman charged for the first time for allegedly engaging in an extortion scheme with Moreno during his tenure as an elected public official.

Between March 2008 and July 2009, Moreno and Garcia allegedly conspired to extort a company that won a county contract to force it to use Garcia’s company as a minority subcontractor.

The indictments also allege the following bribery schemes that were charged last month:

* an alleged effort by Moreno, Medrano, and two Chicago area businessmen to use bribery and kickbacks to sell bandages to public hospitals, including Cook County’s John H. Stroger Hospital;

* an alleged effort by Medrano and two other businessmen, including the owner of a Nebraska-based provider of prescription drug services that claims 11 million subscribers, to use bribery and kickbacks to obtain business from an unnamed out-of-state hospital system; and

* Moreno’s alleged acceptance of $5,000 as part of a bribe to ensure development of a waste transfer station in suburban Cicero while he sat on a town economic development panel.

A 10-count indictment returned today alleges that Moreno, a Cook County commissioner for 16 years until 2010. Moreno, also known as “Mario Moreno,” 59, of Chicago, was charged with three counts of bribery, two counts of wire fraud, and one count each of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion. Medrano, 58, of Chicago, was charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count each of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery. Moreno and Medrano were both released on secured bonds following their arrests last month.

So Proco goes by Joe, Joe goes by Mario. Both using their ‘middle’ names. Geesh. Ah, he does have a wife!

The new allegations regarding Moreno and Garcia state that Garcia provided Moreno and his wife with a $100,000 home mortgage loan in July 2007. In November 2007, Cook County requested bids on a contract to assist county health facilities in reducing costs and increasing revenue. Company A submitted a bid that proposed using Garcia’s Chicago Medical company as a minority subcontractor, which was supported by Moreno. Company B submitted a bid that proposed using minority subcontractors but did not include Chicago Medical.

Moreno and Garcia allegedly conspired to use Moreno’s influence as a commissioner to take actions adverse to Company B’s attempts to obtain and maintain the county contract unless Company B used Chicago Medical as a subcontractor for that contract. During the time that Moreno allegedly was pressuring Company B, Garcia released the $100,000 mortgage even though Moreno had not fully repaid the loan. As a result of Moreno’s and Garcia’s actions, Company B paid Chicago Medical approximately $460,000, according to the indictment.

The indictment seeks forfeiture of approximately $100,000 from Moreno. The charges in the indictments carry the following maximum penalties on each count: wire fraud, extortion, and extortion conspiracy—20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; bribery—10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and conspiracy to commit bribery—five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The court may also impose a fine on the wire fraud counts totaling twice the loss to any victim or twice the gain to the defendant, whichever is greater. If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

* Joe Mario was also linked to a bribe scheme involving the sale of bandages to Stroger Hospital and other public hospitals, authorities alleged. BRIBERY SCANDAL INVOLVING COOK COUNTY STROGER HOSPITAL

* Note the ‘Back of the Yards’ Dist where Joe Mario came from (The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council) was founded in 1939 by Joseph Meegan, Saul Alinsky, supporting clergy, business owners, union officials,> and residents, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC), located at 1751 W. 47th Street in Chicago

~ JUST Sayin’…

Joseph Mario Moreno Board Member

Jul 272012

The moment Superstorm struck New York: At least two dead after TORNADO and torrential rain batter eastern seaboard

* One man was killed in Brooklyn, New York, and a woman died in Genesee, Pennsylvania

* 32 million people in path of severe storm and New York City has ‘unusually high risk’ of tornado

* State of emergency issued after tornado touched down in Elmira, NY at 4.15pm with fires, building damage and motorists trapped in cars

* Flights delayed up to 2 hours at JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports

* Campsites evacuated in Allegany and Niagara regions

Here it comes! The storm system can be seen on the weather map edging its way towards New York City and surrounding area

Derecho: Severe thunderstorms are predicted for Chicago and Philadelphia, with tornado watches along the Eastern Seaboard

Skyline: The storms sent black, menacing clouds rolling across New York City on Thursday

At least two people were killed after a ferocious storm hit the U.S.’s East Coast, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of residents without power.

A state of emergency and curfew were in effect in Elmira, New York, this morning after a suspected tornado toppled power lines and trees and hospitals were placed on disaster alert.

Only emergency vehicles allowed on the streets until 8 am while the damage was cleared, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said.

Uprooted: An enormous tree is torn up by the force of a tornado which touched down in Elmira as the east coast was battered by severe weather

As the storms sent black, menacing clouds rolling across Midwest and Northeast, hail ranging from the size of a dime to a quarter fell in some areas of Pennsylvania, AccuWeather.com said.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and at least 300,000 homes suffered power cuts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail and hurricane-strength winds along the East Coast.

While a middle-aged woman, who has not been identified, reportedly died in Genesee, Pennsylvania, due to the violent weather, according to WGRZ.

Crushed: A crushed automobile is seen the morning after the town was hit by a tornado in Elmira, New York July 27, 2012

Fatal: A prosecutor with the state attorney general¿s office was killed after he was hit by scaffolding and bricks that fell from a church steeple that was struck by lightning in Brooklyn, New York

Lightning strikes the antenna on the top of the Empire State Building yesterday

Dark and stormy: Clouds rumble over New York as severe weather broke along the East Coast yesterday

Intense: The sky darkened and thunder rumbled Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm blew through New York City

Around 32 million people were directly in the path of the storm including those in and around New York City, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Skies darkened over Manhattan around 6pm with heavy downpours on the island and in the Bronx first, then rolling across Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn.

Winds of up to 60mph were being reported on the Hudson’s Tappan Zee Bridge but the worst was expected to be over by 10pm.

Westchester County and parts of Connecticut were hardest hit with downed trees and damaged power lines.

Authorities evacuated campsites across New York State. The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation encouraged those in trailers, recreational vehicles and cabins to leave ten sites in the Allegany and Niagara regions of western New York and the Taconic and Palisades regions to the east.

City slickers: Pedestrians rush through a torrential downpour in Times Square, Manhattan

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Jul 272012

As of 3:40pm cst this has gone VIRAL!


h/t Breitbart