Friday, June 22, 2007

Nancy Pelosi supports the troops

Nancy Pelosi supports the troops–the Canadian troops, that is

She's such a strong supporter of our troops that she can't tell a Canadian from an American? When will the Dems realize that she and Harry Reid are incompetents? Under their "leadership" they have caused Congress to slip further in polls than even the President they constantly complain about.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ICE Sting nets 165 arrests

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 165 people Tuesday after raiding three locations looking for undocumented workers.
American Staffing Resources is a contract company that provides staffing service for fruit and vegetable processing plant, Fresh Del Monte.
ICE officials raided the ASR office on North Lombard, their satellite office inside Fresh Del Monte and Fresh Del Monte itself. It was at these locations where officials arrested three managers for knowingly hiring undocumented workers and supplying them with false documentation...

...Portland Mayor Tom Potter says he's unhappy with how the raids were carried out.
He released this statement: "I am angered by this morning's arrest by federal officers of approximately 150 Portland residents who were working at a local produce company. I certainly understand why federal officials executed criminal warrants against three individuals who stole and sold Social Security numbers. But to go after local workers who are here to support their families while filling the demands of local businesses for their labor is bad policy."

This is what the ICE is supposed to be doing. Portland's mayor can be as unhappy and angry as he wants to be, but Del Monte, which I believe is controlled and partially owned by the husband of Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) is subject to federal law just like companies that aren't as well represented by politicians. I only hope that ICE is very busy working on the next major law enforcement operation.
This type of sting is exactly what is needed to address the underlying problem with illegal immigration. If illegal immigrants realize that they can't work here without risk of deportation, many won't even make the trip. You don't need to round up 20 million illegals to deport. Many that are here now will go back if they don't find work.
The argument that produce companies and other businesses that presently use illegal immigrant labor provide products at reasonably cheap prices is a phony one that doesn't hold up to scrutiny. The associated costs of illegal immigrant crime, law enforcement, medical services, social services and the like, far outweigh the savings you may see on a head of lettuce or maid service in a hotel.
If the main draw for illegals is a job, then denying that option is a very important piece of an effective immigration policy. Del Monte and the managers involved should be prosecuted to the full extent of the existing law, as should all employers of illegals. I'm perfectly willing to pay more for food and less on taxes that actually support the illegal occupation of our country by people who aren't interested in becoming Americans, but only interested in the criminally generated dollars they can send back to their home country.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Where's the Fence?


Friday, June 01, 2007

Global Warming Assumptions

The Administrator for NASA, Michael Griffin, recently was interviewed by NPR. The following quote makes more sense than all of the hot air spewed by the self ordained high priest of the new religion of Global Warming, AlGore, about and around this subject in the last 2 years. Go to the NPR website to listen to the whole interview.
Griffin tells it like it is in a non-political way.

Steve Inskeep (NPR):
Do you have any doubt that this is a problem that mankind has to wrestle with?

NASA administrator Michael Griffin:
I have no doubt that … a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change. First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown. And second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings — where and when — are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.

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Atlantis' Launch Set For June 8th

"We're good to go," says Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program manager.
Launch Target: June 8
Launch Time: 7:38 p.m. EDT

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