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As their sponsorship of the movie The Great Gatsby epitomizes, Brooks Brothers has long been known as the preferred clothing brand for the WASP establishment.
Just catching up on back mail here.
From Dallas comes news that the city is being used as a main office by the La Familia Mexican drug cartel. The location is a natural for Mexican drug smugglers to use because of the major highway I-35 running from Laredo on the border to Dallas all the way through the center of America and reaching Duluth on Lake Superior.
Laura Ingraham Reads Byron York On Air: "Bringing Up 1986 Is Something Republicans Who Oppose Comprehensive Reform Do A Lot; Democrats, Not So Much"
Here's a report from a friend who listens to talk radio about what Laura Ingraham was talking about recently:
Gohmert is one of the strongest defenders of freedom in Congress. His sometimes-relaxed style can belie his toughness, knowledge and courage (last fall speaking about Obama’s legacy in building a second Ottoman Empire). He has gone after members of the administration for their comfy relationship with hostile Islam, as he did last week when he questioned AG Eric Holder during a hearing [Watch]. The Representative’s request was for Congress to be allowed to see the documents about the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial which were given to the accused contributors to Hamas terrorists but have been kept from the public.
Gohmert asked for the same evidence in 2012 from the AG, so he is quite tenacious in pursuing information about Islamic terrorists residing in the country.
The Congressman is also a defender of American sovereignty who stood with a handful of House conservatives on May 14 to speak against amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. He understands that immigration enforcement is integral to national security, remarking near the end of his Texas talk, “There are consequences to giving citizenship and to letting anybody in.”
Bad consequences, as we saw in the Boston bombing.
.Rep. Louie Gohmert: The Islamist Enemy Within, FrontPageMag.com, May 17, 2013
Frank Gaffney: I’m very pleased to present to you all tonight a great American, a great Texan, one of my personal heroes and a man I’m very proud to call a great friend, Congressman Louie Gohmert.
Republican legislators in the state of Texas seem determined to make life easier for illegal aliens in their state, thus aiding the invasion and hastening the day that the Republicans can no longer win in the state. From the Texas Tribune:
H/T One Old Vet
H/T One Old Vet for drawing my attention to Brit Hume: I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rubio vote against final immigration bill by Jeff Poor The Daily Caller 05/17/2013
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume warned Friday that the “Gang of Eight” efforts to pass immigration reform could be in trouble
This refugee story is quite the opposite of what one usually sees. Instead of going straight to the welfare office for an array of free stuff, Somali woman Amun Abdullahi attempted to contribute to Swedish society by reporting as a journalist about the jihadist group Al-Shebaab, an al Qaeda spinoff, operating in a Swedish city.
Amun was ostracized and threatened by other Somalis residing in Sweden for blowing the whistle on their jihadist activities. But she was also criticized by Swedish scribblers for discussing an unpleasant topic that blasphemes the belief that diversity is the highest good. As a result, she has given up on the West and is going back to live in Mogadishu and work as a teacher.
It’s a shame that Swedish society couldn’t embrace a courageous woman willing to tell the truth about the largely hostile Muslim tribe which Sweden continues to import.
The Irish are back — now with hands outstretched for a special visa category in the all-encompassing open-the-floodgates immigration bill because they believe they are special, what with their history of millions bailing off the island for export to America. That background gives them a unique entre, they figure: therefore, the Irish deserve more visas now.
Naturally, the Irish want their estimated 50,000 illegals given amnesty along with the millions of Mexicans; that goes without saying.
The Irish are not the only ones standing in the mooch line for special treatment; a number of nations have lobbyists seeking a bigger advantage for their team:
Foreign countries lobby for special treatment in immigration bill, New York Times, May 12, 2013
The government of South Korea hired a former CIA analyst, two White House veterans and a team of ex-congressional staff members to help secure a few paragraphs in the giant immigration bill.
The government of Ireland, during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, appealed directly to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders for special treatment. And the government of Poland squeezed Vice President Joe Biden and top lawmakers on Capitol Hill for its own favor, a pitch repeated at an embassy party last week featuring pirogi and three types of Polish ham.
One of the areas where Marco Rubio is betraying this nation in his amnesty proposal with the Gang of Eight is the issue of non-immigrants, e.g. aliens admitted to the United States for certain specific purposes such as employment, tourism, and business.
Approximately 40% of the illegal alien population in the United States is those who enter legally in a non-immigrant category but then overstay the period of admission. Rubio claims that he is dealing with it in his amnesty scheme, but again he lies, and the Senate Judiciary Committee just showed how feckless his claims of having a proposal that is tough on enforcement.
USA Today May 14, 2013 by Alan Gomez
WASHINGTON — A Senate committee debating a sweeping immigration law Tuesday rejected a proposal from a Republican senator to collect the fingerprints of foreigners departing from the United States as a way to locate foreigners who stay beyond their time limits.
Senators voted on a wide range of issues Tuesday, including closer monitoring of student visas following the Boston Marathon bombing, the use of drones along the southwest border, work visas for highly-skilled immigrants and the total number of immigrants
Spared! No Graham or McCain this Sunday!
For the first time since I was inspired by Mickey Kaus to start monitoring handling of the 2013 Amnesty battle by the Sunday Talk Shows, neither of the Treason Twins, Senators McCain and Graham, appear this Sunday. That is a rare event, going back I believe many weeks. What a relief from over exposure so extreme as to be comic.
That is the only good news. Despite the Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration Bill continuing to be rammed through the Senate, and the House Treason Coven alleging a deal, no immigration discussion slot is scheduled on any of the talk shows according to Politico and no Patriotic leader has been allowed to appear. Business as usual.
The MSM is using this week’s crop of scandals, as they did the Boston Bombers, to distract
Harvard students erupt at scholar’s claim in thesis
Thesis asserted Latino immigrants have lower IQs
By Meghan E. Irons | GLOBE STAFF MAY 18, 2013
H/T One Old Vet
Proof that Mickey Kaus was right in Kaus: Obama scandals helping The Eight Banditos appeared with surprising speed yesterday in Lerner’s admission of IRS’s inappropriate behavior was pre-planned public disclosure by Alexis Levinson The Daily Caller 5/17/2013
WASHINGTON – Last week, Lois Lerner, head of the tax exempt division of the Internal Revenue Service dropped a bombshell: The IRS had been applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups claiming tax exempt status...
As it turns out, it was not a spontaneous revelation. The question, said outgoing IRS Commissioner Steven Miller in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee Friday, was planted, as part of a prepared strategy for the IRS to release this information to the public.
The explosion of rage about the politicization of the IRS has all but completely obliterated coverage of the Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration Bill by the Talk Shows and by Drudge. Coverage by the MSM has always been minimal, of course, but they have leapt at the chance to publicize Treason Lobby servants Senators Rubio and Graham posturing as defenders of the people. Patriots need to question the timing.
News that the release was very likely a sophisticated PR stratagem makes John Hinderaker’s calm wisdom
It's my job as a conservative to depress you, so I'm sad to say that, as this will be my last blogpost here, you'll have to find some other way to get yourself down from now on; maybe stick yourself in a room with some Radiohead CDs and
More flop sweat—Politico is starting to worry that the House of Representatives will stop the Amnesty steamroller.
Immigration reform no sure bet, By Seung Min Kim and Jake Sherman, Politico.com, May 17, 2013
After years of false starts, Washington finally appears to be on the path to rewriting the nation’s immigration laws.