Archive for June, 2011

Missing Person

Missing Person

Update:  I’ve been informed that Seth Thompson’s body has, tragically, been recovered by authorities in Eaton, Michigan. You can find more details about this horrific turn of events in the comments section below, courtesy of LBell. We at American Rattlesnake extend our deepest condolences to the Thompson family and friends of the deceased.
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Straw Men

Straw Men

Yesterday saw another setback to supporters of immigration enforcement, this time in the state of Georgia. A federal judge  has enjoined several key parts of a law we’ve discussed on American Rattlesnake previously. Modeled to a certain extent on Arizona’s landmark immigration law, SB 1070, the Georgia law would have allowed law enforcement officials to determine the...
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Alien Nation

Alien Nation

For those of you who aren’t habitual soccer fans-and I include myself in that category-America’s loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup Final this weekend might not have been an earth-shattering event. However, the importance of the match’s outcome-a 4-2 loss by the United States-was overshadowed by what happened outside of the game, which...
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Amnesty By Increments

Amnesty By Increments

My good friend Marinka Peschmann has alerted me to a disturbing development brought to light by whistleblowers within the National ICE Council, the union representing thousands of ICE agents, officers and employees.  They are outraged at ICE Director John Morton’s decision to reaffirm the Obama administration’s policy of stealth amnesty. I suggest you read...
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About Custom and Separating Zippers

  Separating zippers, also known as bottom separating zippers, can be tough to come by at various local shops and sites like ebay. It can be a pretty frustrating process to look for these types of zippers unless you know where to look for. Luckily, websites like ZipperShipper.Com can handle this demand. ZipperShipper.Com handles...
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The Dream Act Revisited

The Dream Act Revisited

Most of you have probably already read the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino reporter for The Huffington Post who has written a piece for the New York Times Magazine which discloses the fact that he is an illegal immigrant. Now, there are a number of issues to address in this controversy, not...
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Through The Looking Glass

For those of you who might have labored under the misimpression that indentured servitude and wage slavery were bad things, Mayor Paul Bridges is here to correct your anachronistic perspective. Prepare to be enlightened: 
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Helping Out Americans In Need

My apologies for being so late in addressing such an important subject, but the wildfires in Arizona continue to endanger the lives and property of thousands of people living in the Grand Canyon State.
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Heads Roll

Heads Roll

We’ve now learned that Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is poised to resign, in large part because of blowback from Operation Fast and Furious, which we’ve been covering for months.
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Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board

We were reminded by The Politico this weekend of why it is always a bad idea to elect an immigration attorney to Congress. Aside from the inherent conflict of interest present in electing an individual who will be able to craft laws that directly benefit his bottom line, there are broader issues at stake.
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