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Standing Up To POTUS

November 11, 2014
Standing Up To POTUS

Yesterday’s power grab aimed at the Internet demonstrated yet again that this administration has contempt for the law across the board, not simply on matters of immigration policy. When it will reveal its plans regarding further dismantlement of immigration law is an open question, but the net neutrality gambit demonstrates that Barack Obama has no intention of trimming his sails, i.e. abiding by his oath of office, in the last two years of his second term in office. 

That’s why the decision of Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson to organize a massive gathering of the nation’s sheriffs next month in Washington D.C. is so welcome to those of us who care about preserving what remains of such quaint notions as the separation of powers. Hopefully, as the year draws to a close, we’ll finally have some good news to report from Washington D.C. Namely, a popular political revolt against the abuses of an Executive branch which recognizes no limits to the powers it exercises.

Just Say No

November 9, 2014
Just Say No

The Republican leadership, whomever it happens to be at any given moment, never fails to disappoint Republicans, even those who have become accustomed to watching the GOP work as the eager handmaidens of their ostensible political opponents. That’s why the threats to delay the nomination of Loretta Lynch ring so hollow, and provide no reassurance that there is a genuine opposition party in Washington D.C. What’s more, even if the political maneuvering by Senators Lee and Cruz is sincere-and they are two of the more commendable lawmakers in a legislative body that’s mostly beyond contempt-there’s no guarantee that the rest of the Republican caucus, especially its more loathsome members, would cooperate with their plan. 

There is every reason to believe that a sufficient number of Republican senators will support the nomination of someone just as bad-and most likely just as willing to flout the law she’s charged with enforcing-as the departing Attorney General. That’s why the American people, especially those Americans who are represented by these pusillanimous officials, need to exercise their rights and demand more of the people they entrusted with the most solemn and important of duties. Call them to account, and insist that they join Senator Sessions and his colleagues in refusing to assent to the confirmation of anyone who  supports this President’s lawless, unconstitutional immigration policy.

A Thoroughly Modern Inquisition

November 7, 2014

 

Even as Officer Kenneth Healey recuperates from one of  the more recent jihadist assaults to take place in the United States, the inquisitors of the unreconstructed left and their  Islamic brethren continue their crusade, for lack of a better word, to silence any and all constructive criticism of the religion of peace. From the demands that liberal critic of Islamic misogyny and terrorism Bill Maher be muzzled, to the ongoing collective delusion that these outbursts of murderous rage are not Koranically-inspired, the mandarins of elite opinion refuse to acknowledge reality. 

That is why the views of our good friend Pat Condell are so refreshing and, in these times, necessary. He reminds us of the power of one man calmly and rationally speaking the truth. 

 

Peasants With Pitchforks

November 5, 2014
Peasants With Pitchforks

The returns were barely in before the postmortems to this election were already being written. Naturally, the mainstream news media have completely misread last night’s results, continuing to ignore the electorate’s contempt for the open borders dogmatism which has guided American elite opinion on the subject of immigration for the past five decades. Thankfully, the invaluable Daniel Horowitz has come forth to shed some much-needed light upon what happened on Tuesday. 

I doubt that new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will read his piece, but you should. It illuminates one of the most underreported and unappreciated political trends occurring in this country. Namely, the backlash against mass immigration among voters who should be the Republican Party’s most reliable constituents and supporters.

The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

November 3, 2014
The Daily Rattle, 11/3/14 (Election Eve Edition)

 

With Election Day imminent, it’s only appropriate that this edition of the Daily Rattle begins with a few news items dealing with important votes taking place throughout the country. One of the most revealing contests does not involve a single political candidate, but is actually a referendum taking place in the deep-blue state of Oregon. Measure 88, a ballot proposition that would invest illegal aliens living in that state with driver’s licenses-just like their fellow lawbreakers to the north-looks to be headed towards a resounding defeat, to the surprise, no doubt, of everyone but those of us who have been paying attention. Thankfully, this ACLU-crafted invitation to further criminality-and potential mayhem in the skies-will be rejected by sensible Oregon voters, even if the pathetic incumbent-along with the lovely, immigration fraud enabler to whom he’s married-remains in the governor’s mansion. Read More »

Remembering The Departed

November 2, 2014
Remembering The Departed

Today is All Souls’ Day, when we pray for the deceased, particularly those close to us-family and friends-who’ve passed. It also marks the fourth annual National Day of Remembrance for the those who have lost their lives at the hands of illegal aliens. From New York’s own Adrienne Shelly to the young scholar-athlete Jamiel Shaw Jr. of Los Angeles, the promising lives which have been snuffed out by our government’s cosseting of these criminal aliens are legion and continue to grow, as even the open borders fanatics at the New York Times acknowledge.

Arizonans, as well as those throughout the nation, are planning on commemorating the lives lost as a result of our ostensible leaders’ gross negligence, even as they demand that these crimes not be visited upon more innocent Americans. We would urge you all to participate in today’s remembrance, even if only to offer up prayers for those murdered in cold blood by aliens who’ve transgressed all law and notions of morality.

A list of memorials taking place nationally.

Homecoming

November 1, 2014
Homecoming

Most of you are probably familiar with the recent plight of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, an American Marine imprisoned by the Mexican government for the past seven months for inadvertently crossing over the border with legal firearms inside of his motor vehicle. Sgt. Tahmooressi’s family, as well as millions of Americans from across the country who have been following his ordeal, have reason to rejoice today because he will finally be reunited with his loved ones on American soil. Gold Star Mother and citizen activist Debbie Lee has already created a Facebook page intended to welcome Sgt. Tahmooressi home, which we recommend you visit when you have the opportunity.

As the Fox News article about his release notes, this could not have happened without tremendous political pressure exerted upon the Mexican government. It’s an instructive lesson for those of us who have been fighting to change the dismal status quo regarding immigration matters.

Semper Fidelis.

What You Can Do

NY ICE Rally Against Administrative Amnesty (Today at 7 PM!)

November 20, 2014

This just in, courtesy of Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE: 

As many of you know, Obama is planning on issuing an Executive amnesty later today.  This action is anticipated because the recent mid-term elections were not in his favor.  Obama is showing his hand, and showing he will exceed his rights as President when what he wants goes against the will of the American people he is supposed to represent.

 
The other side, of course, is rejoicing over this and plans to have a celebration while watching Obama’s announcement at SEIU’s Manhattan headquarters.
 
The details for our counter-demonstration can be found below.  I plan on being there, and hope many of you will as well!
 
WHAT:  NY ICE’s Counter Demonstration of Obama’s Planned Announcement of Executive Amnesty 
WHEN:  November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
WHERE: SEIU at  25 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan
BRING:  Signs and Cameras

Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

August 30, 2014
Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

 

Kudos to intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for bringing attention to a noble cause. As most of you know, the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican narco-insurgents has gone nowhere for nearly the past four years, in no small part due to the obstruction of this administration. Even so, the friends and family of Brian have never stopped speaking out on behalf of justice.

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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell. Read More »

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

August 1, 2014
Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

This weekend will see yet another nationwide event opposing the efforts of the Obama administration to flout our current immigration laws. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement will be leading that opposition locally. 

Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE, provides details for those of you wishing to attend after the jump. 

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