Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mike Huckabee - Great Need For Republicans to Speak Out About the Great Job President Trump Is Doing

Old guard of the Republican Right should step out of the way of younger people who, unfortunately,  do not speak out often enough. Huckabee, although a member of the Right, has gotten it right so many times.

He is dead right in comparing Trump's early days with Churchill when most everybody did not like him. As the war progressed, most all on the winning side, came to love him. At least through the duration of the WW2. All I want is to see Trump keep doing his job which is the love of this country and then step aside for a like-minded Republican in 2020.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Jemele Hill's Tweets on Cowboy Owner and Our President That Got Her Suspended

She should have been fired. Why wasn't she? Look at her picture.

Nough' said.

Most Gold Reserves in the World?

The United States of America with over 8,000 tons spread around the country with most probably at Fort Knox.

"Top General Says War Is Coming" - How the Left Leaning Medias Twist Words

This is Newsmax's TV headline. What the General actually said  was that "storm clouds are gathering over the Korean Peninsula. We have to be ready". Anyone who reads the news knows that the nutcase in N.. Korea is a sword rattler and he has some dangerous swords to rattle. But the General did not say "war was coming'./ He said you have to be ready and the best way is to show an opposing force or forces".

All sane people should know you must always be ready and that show of force cuts both ways.

Big difference in wording. The sensation grabbing medias have been at it forever but much worse since a weak and crooked Clinton Cabal didn't get elected to the WH.

Newsmax and all other left wing liberal medias print headings to panic people into doing stupid things like building bomb shelters and some older people to sit cringing by their TV's watching the news all day.

There are about 15 wars of small nature being waged right now including the war on terror. NO major war is on the horizon. And no General is predicting a major war. Just trying to mop up Obama;s and George's wars while keeping Russia and North Korea in check.

Bill Kristol - Trump Got Something To Hide??

Sure, Bill, everybody has. Will you list yours? Need one or two pads?

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to Friends and Foes

Much sadness but for most, a Merry  day. I am thankful for the the rapid progress m wife is making from her long deadly illness. For my daughters and their families. Sad for the incarcerated innocent, the maimed and chronically ill.  For the deaths and unhappiness that invades all families.

But life overall, goes on. Merry Christmas for all those who can find some moment to enjoy this day.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Seaons Greeting - Read Carefully

Subject: Fwd: Greetings to Republicans AND Democrats
To Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other countries nor the only "America" in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.

To Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Republican Majority Celebrates While Democrat Leadership and Left-Wing Mainstream Medias Plot Roadblocks

"Was it good for you", a stupid question to ask most of the time. Today was a bad day for a lot of people and a good day for a majority. Yes, admit it or not. No one can please everybody almost any time, admit or not, also. Those who voted for the Tax Bill have some doubts and those who voted against it have more doubts.

Time will tell "if it was good for you" As Hard Left Democrat minor columnist, Paul Sassone writes in the Peoria County (Democrat) that Congress should try 'trickle-up economics'. He ends his December column by saying 'trickle-up would be worth a try but not by this Congress (Republicans).

Mr. Sassone, The Democrats had control of our country for 16 years. They were unable to enact ANY Tax Reform bill. Trump and Republicans have been in partial control for less than 1 year.. Mr. Sassone, you are only half as smart as you think you are but you write for Democrat medias and you like the money they pay you.

Explains a  lot, doesn't it? But keeping in the spirit of the season, Merry Christmas.

But don't give most intelligent people any of this "Happy Holidays" shit..


"Sons and Soldiers" by Bruce Henderson, - How Jewish Immigrants Fought and Suffered During WW2

"The untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. army to fight Hitler".A heartening yet a very sad story of  bravery of those who Hitler wished to extinguish. This book should be recommended to all young people whose true understanding of events leading up to America's entry and tragedy's encountered in WW2, has become a fading memory for our youth.

Another good book, also recently published,, is "Women Coders" and how these code breakers helped win  WW2 and their struggle for recognition and equality. Left out of the book is the role the Navajos played in their successfully code-breaking efforts. .

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Salem Witch Hunt Coming Full Circuit - Next Comes the Inquisition

Convicted on accusation. I know the feeling except the Judge didn't agree with the "story". Just the media and Jim and Jerry Stowell. When one appears before a real person with all the facts does the truth emerge.

So sad.

House Passes Tax Bill - Goes to Senate Tonight - AP Immediately On Attack

With the 90% negative left leaning press, what's new?

Karey Fitzgerald of Connecticut - I Feel Sorry For Your Kids

Pulled her kid or kids because the daughter of President Trump and the IBM CEO visited the school her kid or kids attend. Suggestion. Now pull your kids and send to another school dominated by Socialist teachers and administration.

Taylor Swift? How Did She Get Her First Gig In the Entertainment Field???


Friday, December 15, 2017

Peoria City Police Plot Over Coffee in "50's Diner"?? For An Hour and Forty Minutes??

Police Van Lic. No. M211906  arrives at 9:40 AM. Police Car Lic.No. ending in 006 arrives approximately same time. (Thursday, December 14) Police Van parks in front to restaurant but City Police Car goes around adjacent corner and parks despite empty spaces next to Police Van. Both leave at approximately 11:20. Police Van goes to Import Vehicle location on N. University. Leaves in about half an hour. Police Car continues on down University to RT. 74.

I'm sure all legitimate business. Just an observation by a taxpayer in Peoria City. Maybe City Manager Patrick Urich will allay my concerns about wasted money in the public security sector in Peoria.

"60 Minutes" Now Thoroughly Socialized Shows Putin's Home But Not the Private Sector U..S.A. Athletes More Lavish Homes

"60 Minutes"  again shows their strong prejudice against Trump and the GOP. At one time I enjoyed watching this program, but no longer. The long dissertation about President Trump's fake collusion with Putin is so obvious even some Democrats should have been embarrassed,

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"60 Minutes", a Gathering of Socialists

Californians Democrat Socialist Jerry Brown has always wanted to spread the wealth as long as he got by far the largest share. He, and "60 Minutes" in a roundabout way, want to blame Trump for California's human set horrific fires.

So sad.

Only a fool doesn't understand that poverty and climate change have been going on since humans first emerged and the this earth accepted life. Trillions have been spent on climate change and povery with little success. On climate change, no success.

Like trying to get people to stop smoking and using drugs.

Lindsey Vonn - Break Her Neck in the Winter Games?

Oh, that would be so sad. Gosh. Maybe while recuperating, she could write memoirs about her affair with Tiger.

Women Losers: Pictures Of People (Slutish Looking Women) Who Trump Doesn't Remember

Example: I have a picture of myself standing between Larry Kudlow and Bill Kristol. Ask them if they ever met me and they would say "who the heck are you talking about"? Show them the actual picture, which I have, and they still won't know who I am. People making news have lots of pictures taken. The "sloth" out there expect our President to remember every person who asked to have their picture taken with him.

Trump, not seeing the "trap" misspelled "crap" that would show up years later, should start saying the truth which would be "I don't remember" and he would be exactly right.

The Democrat losers have lot's of picture with women and they couldn't remember all their names of even the circumstances.

What a bunch of bullshit going on in this country while other countries laugh at us.

More so, if we had Hillary as our President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trump is the perfect target for losers. He is a winner and I support him. Not every decision but did everybody respect FDR or Jack Kennedy.

Or Lyndon Johnson withe hos "Great Society" that opened he opportunity for llooseers in life whether black no whites had to work because the Lyndon's horrible mistake would support them on the government's dole all their lives.

That's the mess Trump inhered.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Deadly Drugs Warning

PEORIA, Ill - After a deadly drug has taken the lives of 3 Peoria residents within the past week, the Peoria Police Department is pushing to educate those in the community on this life threatening substance.
The individuals believed they were purchasing cocaine but it was mixed with a deadly substance called Fentanyl, its a fast acting synthetic Opioid that’s 100 times more potent than Morphine.
The department’s goal wants to make the public aware that although you might believe that you're purchasing cocaine be aware that it could be something more deadly.
“We've seen Opiod overdoses for quite some time now, for about two years,” said Police Chief Jerry Mitchell.
The numbers prove the validity of Mitchell's claim. According to the department overdose numbers increased from 57 in 2015 to now 252 reported overdoses in 2017.
The chief adds, “What we saw new we wanted to make sure that we get that information out, that was about the infusion of this deadly Fentanyl into now yet another drug market with cocaine.”
Mitchell said the department will continue to educate the public on these deadly drugs and pursuing the arrest of those selling them.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lindsey Vonn Shows Her Ignorance

Olympian athletes represent their country, Lindsey. You are a good athlete and have some beauty but not much common sense in your head. We would like to know your thoughts on Tiger that you learned while in your relationship with him. How about it?

But then, who cares what you think? Really?? Those who don't like what's going on in the U.S.A. can run for office, get elected and make changes. Lead protests spelling out facts, not mainstream leftist garbage. You also have the option of giving up your citizenship and relocate in perhaps Iraq, Syria, Somali., Yemen, Mexico, Spain, Turkey or even England. Much better leaders in these countries.

 I'm Sure.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Peoria City Council Meets Tonight At 5:00 To Raise Fees - Regular Meeting a 6:00

And this is just the beginning. Eventually, our high property taxes must go higher as well a garbage pick-up fees. The water company is probably anxious to sell their Peoria operation but at their price, not the cities. It is extremely doubtful that borrowing the money to make this purchase would add dollars to the city coffers. I would be willing to make some small bets that PROJECTIONS would again be wrong. But I probably won't be around to collect.

Peoria, Il. Selling This Community For New Devolpement and High Paying Jobs Has Proven Difficult

How many names of committees formed to draw new high paying jobs has Peoria gone thru in the last decade? How many different consultants have told us of our great potential?. A lot of wealth from private investors has poured into this effort. I have a file one half inch thick starting with Peoria Next and ending with TV advertising today. Names like "EXCELerate", Heartland Partnership, "Vision 2020", EDC, Civic Federation, Angels Group and the list goes on.

Somewhere around $31 million of taxpayer dollars went into the still questionable Warehouse District. I  believe there are at least 200-300 empty commercial sites that newcomers could occupy. The riverfront "platform" that is now empty and waiting to be demolished at taxpayer expense, was predicted to be a big business draw to the area  Now, funds providing, it is to be made into an addition to the existing riverfront park and play land.

The community leaders have built a lot of "big" city amenities but ALL of them have missed their projections. Caterpillars relocation of their headquarters is a huge loss but I believe in what I wrote that CAT had seen the "writing on the wall".

What can be further done. I've been asked and spoke but I am no longer a community leaders. In my 3300 posts on this site, one can find the answers.

Peoria's Major Problem - It Really Isn't Race But Culture


Failure in the Black Community By Both Black and White Leadership - July 1,  An irritated reader reminds me that the last president to send his kids to public schools was President Carter. I remind irritated Yvonne that her man planned to redistribute people's wealth and production to make everyone more equal. Somewhat similar to the failed "communes". As a wealthy man and elected leader of our country, his kids, by attending public schools, could be role models and tutors to the kids of 2nd, 3rd or 4th predominately black failed generations. The opportunity for everyone to attend free public schools and seek employment without discrimination, has been supported by every president in the past 110 years or so. For the last 50 years, equal opportunity has been there to be seized by those with a desire to be educated, be dependable and learn to work. (and be consistent by coming to work on time as detailed in a recent JS article of a black woman's success). She seized opportunity. Too many black youths feel as Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote and I published on this site that they would not work for a white. "You Can Do What You Want To Do", published 6/20/07) Also, I suggest some read or re-read, "Why Can't We All Just Get Along", published 6/17,2008; "Racial Profiling", published 9/9/07; Racism and Elections, 10/7/04; "Middle Class Income Stagnation", published 4/28/08 and "Why Black Leadership May Need to Work More closely With White Leadership", 10/7/07. Or "Multicultural Foolishness", published 10/12/08. In this blog, my last paragraph suggestion is probably wrong. I've also stated my informed opinion on "Diversity" and the most recent Minimum Wage Law which is keeping so many both black and white youths unemployed again this summer. We could have brought back the CCC, one of FDR's best work programs, except for the opposition of the unions and the unwillingness of many to do hard work. Why do you suppose we have so many illegal immigrants doing the "grunt" work in the U.S. while so many blacks and many whites are idle? All of these blogs can be easily found by entering the title or subject on all of my 1700+ blogs' "Search Bar", upper right hand of the blog. A couple other irritated people thought I was unfair to the Cannons who do good work in the community. Carl is paid well, works out of taxpayer supported facilities with kids who could be taught the same things Carl teaches in the taxpayer funded public school systems or taught in the some 100 or more Social Agencies and Churches, the Scouts, etc. If Cannon's wife believes that Obama is doing the job he was elected to do she is reading the wrong polls. Which brings up the point, what are black "leaders" telling and teaching these kids in total? As to young people incarcerated and clogging the juvenile courts, the record shows that the majority are black despite being a minority in numbers in the County of Peoria. As to sexually transmitted diseases, the health dept. published figures indicate that again minority blacks lead Peoria County to be the leader in sex diseases and pregnancies per capita of any county in the State of Illinois. As to my journalism? Never took a class, don't get paid for blogging, don't have a proof reader but I make my points. Some "Anonymous and first name" commenter's, which I don't publish get the point but are in denial as are many of the arrogant, elite, wealthy in this country. Donald Trump? Ha, Ha. As stated when I started this blog in 2004, "This blog is not a 'politically' correct blog. But it comes off as summing up the feelings of a large majority of my readers.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Steinle Alleged Killer May Be Free But I Expect Him To Leave This Country Horizontally

What did we who support justice expect from those who want all public places to be safe sanctuaries including Peoria, Il.? No, my only arrest was not approved by the judge I appeared before 42 months ago. The prosecution had NO CASE.

Little is being said about Steinle's murder similar O.J. case by the media I love to hate.

Travel Ban Ruling - Big Win for Trump and Those of Us WHO LOVE THIS COUNTRY

Supreme Court rules 9-2 to allow ban to go into full effect. Left-wing Major Mainstream media Socialists can sue all they want. Or may claw the walls of their enclaves.

Rachel Crooks - Only a Desperate Person Would Kiss Her

Why didn't she turn her face? Why didn't she slap him? Why did she wait (11 years) until he was big time in the news? I feel sorry for her feeling "left out'. Join the crowd.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Illegal Immigration - Some of My 2010 Posts

Illegals and Current Unemployment - Political Influence

Copied from and email sent to me.


How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico



By John Dillin / July 6, 2006

George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.

Fifty-seven years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

Although there is little to no record of this operation in Ike's official papers, one piece of historic evidence indicates how he felt. In 1951, Ike wrote a letter to Sen. William Fulbright (D) of Arkansas. The senator had just proposed that a special commission be created by Congress to examine unethical conduct by government officials who accepted gifts and favors in exchange for special treatment of private individuals.

General Eisenhower, who was gearing up for his run for the presidency, said "Amen" to Senator Fulbright's proposal. He then quoted a report in The New York Times, highlighting one paragraph that said: "The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government."

Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower's first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration when he took office.

America "was faced with a breakdown in law enforcement on a very large scale," Mr. Brownell said. "When I say large scale, I mean hundreds of thousands were coming in from Mexico [every year] without restraint."

Although an on-and-off guest-worker program for Mexicans was operating at the time, farmers and ranchers in the Southwest had become dependent on an additional low-cost, docile, illegal labor force of up to 3 million, mostly Mexican, laborers.

According to the Handbook of Texas Online, published by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association, this illegal workforce had a severe impact on the wages of ordinary working Americans. The Handbook Online reports that a study by the President's Commission on Migratory Labor in Texas in 1950 found that cotton growers in the Rio Grande Valley, where most illegal aliens in Texas worked, paid wages that were "approximately half" the farm wages paid elsewhere in the state.

Profits from illegal labor led to the kind of corruption that apparently worried Eisenhower. Joseph White, a retired 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol, says that in the early 1950s, some senior US officials overseeing immigration enforcement "had friends among the ranchers," and agents "did not dare" arrest their illegal workers.

Walt Edwards, who joined the Border Patrol in 1951, tells a similar story. He says: "When we caught illegal aliens on farms and ranches, the farmer or rancher would often call and complain [to officials in El Paso]. And depending on how politically connected they were, there would be political intervention. That is how we got into this mess we are in now."

Bill Chambers, who worked for a combined 33 years for the Border Patrol and the then-called US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), says politically powerful people are still fueling the flow of illegals.

During the 1950s, however, this "Good Old Boy" system changed under Eisenhower – if only for about 10 years.

In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.

Influential politicians, including Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D) of Texas and Sen. Pat McCarran (D) of Nevada, favored open borders, and were dead set against strong border enforcement, Brownell said. But General Swing's close connections to the president shielded him – and the Border Patrol – from meddling by powerful political and corporate interests.


Illegal Immigrants

I am totally opposed to illegal immigration. I have no problem with having citizens of this country or those applying for citizenship being taught a second language. But only AFTER they have learned to speak English.

Find my blogs dated 5/01/07, 6/22/07 and 6/30/07 on my laments as to what our politicians and others are doing to this country.

You may use this blog to add to, refute, pass on or make recommendations.

Subject: Very Interesting Facts

From a California school teacher - - -
'As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic
and income levels.
Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and roll -- but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. ( OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK )

I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them 'Putas' whores and throwing things that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical, free education, free food, day care
etc., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements ?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.

We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses
to assimilate , and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about ' politicalcorrectness' that we don't have the will to do anything about it.

If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.
CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?

Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don't want expensive produce.
Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs.

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase 'cheap labor' is a myth , a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as 'cheap labor.'

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for
$5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an 'earned income credit' of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

He qualifies for food stamps.
He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches
at school.

He requires bilingual teachers and books.

He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

If they are o r become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer's expense

He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/h our in benefits.

Working Americans
are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!


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DREAM Act - Another Nightmare for America Courtesy of the Democrats

DREAM Act a Nightmare for America
by Virgil Goode


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) announced last week he would tack on the DREAM Act on to a defense appropriations bill. A cloture vote on the act is expected this afternoon.

The DREAM Act grants amnesty to illegal aliens who claim they came to this country before the age of 16 and also claim they will join the military or enroll in college.

Even to the vast majority of Americans who oppose a blanket amnesty, the DREAM Act might appear reasonable at first glance. It is hard to blame illegal aliens who were brought to this country as children for their current status. With additional requirements such as higher education, it seemingly only applies to a few of the best and brightest.

However, the DREAM Act is much more expansive than its supporters make it out to be, is filled with loopholes, and has a directly negative effect on young American citizens.

Harry Reid said that the DREAM Act will “ensure that millions of children who grow up as Americans will be able to get the education they need to contribute to our economy.” DREAM Act advocates often claim the number of eligible illegal aliens would be a small fraction of this. Sen. Richard Durbin (D.-Ill.) claimed that only 38% of those eligible would get amnesty.

In July, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R.-Iowa) discovered a memo from Denise Vanison, Obama’s chief of policy and strategy for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, entitled “Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

The memo discussed various ways the White House could enact an amnesty by Executive Order through “deferred action.” Vanison writes, “Rather than making deferred action widely available to hundreds of thousands and as a non-legislative version of ‘amnesty,’ USCIS could tailor the use of this discretionary option for particular groups such as individuals who would be eligible for relief under the DREAM Act (an estimated 50,000).”

So how many people will get the DREAM Act? 50,000 children? Millions of children? Actually, it will be available to millions of adults.

Approximately 50,000 to 70,000 illegal immigrants graduate from high school each year, and not all of them have been here for five years or would attend college. If the DREAM Act were limited to its supposed intended purpose, at most a few hundred thousand illegal aliens would be eligible.

However, the DREAM Act is much more expansive than it appears. Anyone up to the age of 35 who claims they came here before age 16 can apply for amnesty. Because illegal aliens are, as the media likes to call them, “undocumented,” anyone can claim to have come here before they were 16 and we have no way to make sure they are telling the truth.

In fact, illegal aliens do not need to attend college or join the military to receive legal status, they simply need to affirm that they intend to do so during the next six years. In order to receive legal status, they do not need to show they are of “good moral character” and can be convicted criminals.

There are many other loopholes, invitations to fraud, and troublesome provisions hidden into the DREAM Act such as repealing the ban on in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Those who receive amnesty can sponsor their family members who brought them to this country illegally.

Even if the DREAM Act were only applicable to truly college-bound illegal aliens, there are still many reasons to oppose it. The recession hit young Americans especially hard. Seventy percent of high school graduates from 2009 are currently enrolled in college, the highest level in history. With admissions becoming more competitive and tuition skyrocketing, the last thing we need is tens of thousands of illegal aliens applying for college—many of whom will be eligible for both affirmative action and in-state tuition.

The high college enrollment rate is not necessarily cause for celebration because it is caused in part by the lack of jobs for high school graduates. Thirty percent of high school graduates not enrolled in college are out of the workforce. Illegal aliens amnestied under the DREAM Act will get work visas, not just education visas, so they will be competing directly against these Americans for the few jobs available to them.

No one wants to punish children because their parents brought them to this country illegally. But this consideration does not give them a right to live in this country, compete with Americans for our limited jobs, and attend public colleges with in-state tuition.

Mr. Goode represented Virginia's 5th Congressional District from 1997 through 2009.

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More Obamaisms and ReligIous Strife

Take time to read an article in the October issue of the Smithsonian magazine, titled "God and Country" by Kenneth C. Davis. The article quotes Obama lending his support to the now world famous New York "mosque", Obama said, "This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome and that they will not be treated differently."

Really? It is so? Perhaps Obama and his speech writers should have had a brush-up on religious tolerance history in America. Quoting from Davis's article, "From the earliest arrival of Europeans on America's shores, religion has often been a cudgel, used to discriminate, suppress, and even kill the foreign, the 'heretic' and the 'non-believer'-including the heathen natives already here. Moreover, while it is true that the vast majority of the early-generation Americans were Christian, the pitched battles between various Protestant sects and, more explosively, between Protestants and Catholics, present an unavoidable contradiction to the widely held notion that America is a Christian nation."

Davis continues, "The much ballyhooed arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans in New England in the early 1600's was indeed a response to persecution that these religious dissenters had experienced in England. But the Puritan fathers of Massachusetts did not countenance tolerance of opposing religious views. Their 'city on a hill' was a theocracy that brooked no dissent, religious or political."

Better read more history, Mr. President, religious strife, including the forced removal of the heathen natives, has been a major fact and a controversial topic in America and the world millenniums before I learned to read and comprehend. Even Presidential nominee, Catholic Jack Kennedy had to announce that his loyalty was to America, rather than the Pope, before he was elected.

I am not going to enter into a debate about loyalty and tolerance; where I stand has been made obvious in my writings. Here in America, worship as you please, just don't try to force (you can tell about your religious beliefs if we wish to listen) your religious beliefs; there are a reputed 10,000 different religious groups in this country, on me or others. I show respect to most all religions and to every religion that demonstrates loyalty to the United States of America.

My family and close relatives consider ourselves Christians and number among our friends Jews, Arabs, etc., and people (or their ancestors) who came from distant shores.

Anyway, read the article. It is a refresher course that Obama should have read before he reiterated hanging out the welcome mat.

On Ground Zero, I have capsulized all the information to date and stand by my original blog. Muslims who support this mosque, please show more common sense and respect for others feelings. You have thousands of mosques in this country. Why did you plan one that you had to know would become so controversial about it's location?

In Peoria, Muslims are even opening a school. I hope this school welcomes all religious beliefs to visit and that your school turns out well rounded Americans who support the Constitution (with it's Amendments and the right to legally add more) and the Bill of Rights.

Sharia law is not welcome here nor are Muslim national holidays. Neither is the closing of public schools or governments or blocking streets to pray. Although it appears anything is possible if we elect the wrong people.

We all have the right of legal and orderly dissent although it is not always welcomed.

Also, to Hispanic newcomers and all others, English is our national language so learn it quickly and tell your kids what my German and Swiss descent parents told us kids; you live in America now, speak the language and obey the laws of this land.

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010