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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

And Our Governor Doesn't Want To Get Involved

We were treated to the news yesterday that Governor Tim Kaine doesn't want to get his state police force involved in the illegal immigration problem, saying, through one of his spokespersons: "The governor does not object to localities choosing to enter into localized agreements with [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement]. He has concerns, however, about asking state troopers to assume primary enforcement of federal immigration responsibilities."

That means, of course, that the state of Virginia is washing its hands of the problem.

It'll be up to local sheriff's deputies and Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials to deal with the growing menace.

Well, you can pretend there isn't a real problem, Tim, and you can try to push it off on others, but you're not going to run from this one. It's your problem, like it or not.
Up to 10% in Virginia jails illegals
By Natasha Altamirano, The Washington Times


Richmond — Illegal aliens comprise between 6 percent and 10 percent of Virginia's jail population and about 2 percent of the state's prison population, according to a report released by the state crime commission yesterday.

The 13,735 illegal aliens in jail committed 27,148 offenses in fiscal 2007, according to the report. (link)
Expect this to blow up in our governor's face at some point. And expect him to blame President Bush.

Leadership, Tim. L.e.a.d.e.r.s.h.i.p. You might get acclimated to the concept.

Looks Like The Feds Won't Be Involved Either

Not only is Governor Kaine washing his hands of his illegal immigration problem, so is Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
ICE reassigns agents to customs
By Sara A. Carter, The Washington Times


Immigration and Customs Enforcement criminal investigators will no longer be involved in immigration work site enforcement or conduct checks for illegal alien prisoners.

Almost 1,000 ICE Office of Investigations agents will be reassigned exclusively to customs investigations, reducing the manpower involved in detention and removal of illegal aliens to 4,000 nationwide, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times and interviews with ICE union representatives. (link)
Let's see ...

... the state of Virginia is going to do nothing about the tens of thousands of illegal aliens in our midst and ...

... the federal government is going to do nothing (virtually) about the millions of illegal aliens in our midst.

That leaves Bland County deputies to clean up the problem. All seven of them.

May God have mercy ...

And Local Gov't Ain't Gonna Deal With It Either

The feds are washing their hands of the illegal alien problem.

Governor Kaine thinks it's swell that local government and the feds deal with it. He won't be participating.

And local government considers it a federal problem.

Anyone wonder how we ended up with twelve million lawbreakers in our midst?

Welcome to the insane asylum:

In Manassas Park, Sanity Taking a stand against illegal-immigrant bashing
Washington Post editorial

The little town of Manassas Park is an unassuming place -- not the sort of town you'd necessarily expect to take a courageous stand on illegal immigration. Yet that's exactly what it's done.

Manassas Park is bounded on all sides by Prince William County, which has lately joined the nationwide rush to hound illegal immigrants by denying them public services and siccing the police on them in hopes of driving them away. Prince William's neighbor to the north, Loudoun County, has done the same. But Manassas Park, its diminutive size notwithstanding, is refusing to be bullied into joining in the immigrant-bashing.

Instead, the City Council has taken a stance opposing the nativist fever* all around. The mayor, Frank Jones, and council members rejected what they characterized as vigilante actions against illegal immigrants.

Elected officials in Manassas Park say that they oppose illegal immigration but that stopping it is a federal responsibility. (
link)
So here's what we end up with, an exercise in American bureaucratic pass-the-buck:

12,000,000 and more coming every day ...

* Slick choice of terms. Nativist means advocating the perpetuation of native societies. We in fact advocate the enforcement of our laws. Nothing more. But these jokers know that. They just wanted to sneak that pejorative expression into the dialogue.

Might As Well Start Impeachment Proceedings

She's not even president yet and she's taking us down the path her husband walked.

Hillary has responded to charges of (alleged) illegal campaign contributions by announcing that she is keeping the cash and you can just get over it:

The Bunga-Lowdown
By Maggie Haberman, The New York Post


August 29, 2007 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign aides yesterday said they won't return tens of thousands of dollars contributed by a seemingly low-income family living in a tiny bungalow tied to one of the Democratic Party's biggest donors.

The campaign's response came a day after The Wall Street Journal reported on the donations from the Paw family of Daly City, Calif.

The father, William, is a mail carrier, and the mother, Alice, is a homemaker. They live in a one-story green bungalow - yet six Paws have given a combined $45,000 to Clinton's Senate and presidential campaigns in the past two years.

They also ranked up with some of the most affluent addresses elsewhere in the country by giving roughly $200,000 to various Democratic White House hopefuls during that time - and their donations hewed closely to those made by apparel executive Norman Hsu, the Journal reported. (link)
I fully expect that she'll next be charged with sexually molesting her employees.

Deja vu all over again.

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Another shot of the home of the mailman who has donated $45,000 to Hillary's campaign (and a total of $200,000 to Democrats generally), courtesy of Ryan Anson and the New York Post:

It's More Fun Than Legislating

Democrats Say They Will Press Gonzales Inquiries

I'm Trying To Understand All This

Senator Larry Craig is getting vilified in the press this morning for his alleged homosexual tryst - or attempted tryst - in a Minneapolis public restroom sometime last month.

At the same time, the Episcopal church is championing its resident lesbians.

My head hurts ...
Lesbian Among Episcopal Bishop Nominees
The Associated Press


Chicago -- The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago included an openly lesbian priest among five nominees for bishop Tuesday, as fellow Anglicans demand that the church bar gay bishops.


The Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, who has a female partner, will be on the Nov. 10 ballot.

If she wins, she would be the second bishop living with a same-sex partner in the Episcopal Church. (link)
If Senator Larry Craig met the Reverend Tracey Lind in a public restroom in Minneapolis, and proceeded to do unmentionable things to one another, are we supposed to cheer them on or be aghast?

I'm not following all this ...

Ban This, Troll!

Hillary wants to ban smoking.

Let her start by taking away this gal's cigarettes. I want to watch our future commander-in-chief get her ass kicked:
100-year-old celebrates her birthday by smoking 170,000th cigarette
London Daily Mail

An iron-lunged pensioner has celebrated her 100th birthday by lighting up her 170,000th cigerette from a candle on her birthday cake.

Winnie Langley started smoking only days after the First World War broke out in June 1914 when she was just seven-years-old - and has got through five a day ever since.

She has no intention of quitting, even after the nationwide ban forced tobacco-lovers outside. (link)
Looks like the British are one step ahead of Hillary in the fascist confiscation and prohibition realm.

Make that two steps. Hillary can only inflict her damage on New York. As of now ...

Can We Fight a War On Two Fronts?

The enemy in our front. Now one comes at us from the rear:

CBS sending Couric to Iraq, Syria

I fear for the war effort.

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