Posts Tagged ‘illegal immigration’

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One of the things that is always of note is how the left in particular likes to play with language to change opinion.

The best example of course being the change from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” as Victor Davis Hanson mentions in this piece:

When did global warming so easily get away with becoming “climate change”? With record winter low temperatures again this year in Europe, and similar freezing weather in the U.S., we are given a number of contorted exegeses from climatologists and green activists that, in fact, argue terrible cold is proof of global warming. One wonders: if it were now 80 degrees in New York or dry and 70 degrees in London, would we be told such unseasonable heat was not an artifact, but likewise real proof of climate change?

Philology usually is a good barometer of ideology: when global warming became climate change and now is evolving to “climate chaos,” you can see a case study in deductive thinking, as symptoms are fudged to conform to a preexisting diagnosis. Circular reasoning also is characteristic: we convince the coal-devouring and nuclear-producing Chinese that there is a soon to be big (Western-subsidized) global market for wind turbines and solar panels, given the spread of Gorism among Western elites and grandees, then we frighten Americans that the Chinese will soon capture the entire “green” market that we fostered unless we … (fill in the cap and trade / green subsidy-grant blanks).

I mentioned another example in my last post where the Amnesty business crowd has morphed into the Partnership for a new American Economy and of course the is the “other 98%” that became the “coffee party” that spun off “reclaim the dream” and “return to sanity” and now is “no labels“.

Well the left is at is again, as there is a concerted attempt to pressure the media into dropping “illegal Immigrants” to “undocumented immigrants”. When Megyn Kelly called them on it on Fox the clueless TPM nutcracker actually objected to HER:

Plenty of conservatives are pretty upset over a campaign by the Society of Professional Journalists to convince reporters to stop using the terms “illegal aliens” and “illegal immigrants” in favor of “undocumented immigrant.” But none are as livid as perpetually outraged Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who on Wednesday afternoon asked if journalists were going to start calling rapists “non-consensual sex partners” next.

“You could say that a burglar is an unauthorized visitor. You know, you could say that a rapist is a non-consensual sex partner which, obviously, would be considered offensive to the victims of those crimes,” Kelly said. “So how far could you take this?”

Mind you they put this up thinking it helps their case.

Dan Riehl at Big Journalism calls them out further:

Of course the Society of Professional Journalists would have a “Diversity Committee.” How else could liberals continue on with the thought policing of which they became so fond in college?

If you want to know why Fox is cleaning up in the ratings this is it.

My guest this Saturday Barbara Espinosa links to this gem at seeing Red in Arizona who discovers that like the zombie and vampire craze Amnesty won’t stay dead unless you stay on it:

In an almost-missed article tucked away in the Christmas Day Phoenix Republic tabloid-size weekend newspaper insert was this gem. It seems Mayor Philly Gordon has teamed up with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other big city mayors to lobby the federal government for a blast from the past

Let’s get more details:

Under the umbrella of “Partnership for a New American Economy,” a revised group (names included in this link) is being lead by Bloomberg and includes corporate bigwigs such as CEOs of Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney Co., and News Corporation, which owns the Wall Street Journal and Fox News. The gimmick this time is obviously to take the onus off of Congress in general and GOP aisle-crossers in specific.

“What we need to do is focus on bringing people together and how to get this comprehensive immigration reform and border security done,” the term-limited Gordon declared.

Ah Bloomberg, the darling of No Labels and the foe of snowplows but more interesting than Bloomberg is a connected dot.

So what do you think Robert Delgado, President and CEO of Hensley Beverage Company, one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer wholesaler and distributors in the nation, is doing on the Partnership for a New Economy list? That’s Cindy Hensley McCain’s hundreds-of-millions-a-year business. It’s a safe bet Delgado doesn’t operate in a vacuum separate from the McCain’s.

And is it just a coincidence that McCain confidant and political strategist, Wes Gullett is running for Phoenix Mayor, hoping to succeed Gordon? Could the fact that Gullett’s wife served as Gordon’s chief of staff just be happenstance, also?

What? Has McCain suddenly done a volte-face again? Remember the primaries:

During last fall’s election, the anxious McCain began talking like a border hawk, even taping commercials in which the salty-tongued former sailor advocated bringing troops and law enforcement together and completing “the danged fence“ to keep illegals out of America.

That McCain about-face and the Sarah Palin endorsement (that angered some conservatives but not me because it shows loyalty) made a whole lot of difference in the primary election but here is the kicker. This inserted article was in the Christmas edition of the Phoenix paper, however the original article was from June.

Funny how that didn’t managed to get publicity during the time that McCain was actually facing a primary challenge. What would have happened if the McCain connection to this stuff came out big in June? Likely ex-senator McCain would be a headliner in the No-Labels movement.

As I’ve often said, it is what is NOT reported more than what is that really makes media bias.

With the new Tea-Party dominated republican congress stuff like this will be harder but lets not relax.

After all the stories about trouble at TSA checkpoints what’s the one thing that the Obama Administration could do to annoy people more? Barbara Espinosa has the answer:

As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints.

The foreigners will get “trusted traveler cards” with fingerprints and other biometric data and they must answer customs declarations questions on touch-screen kiosks before leaving airport inspection areas. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of “ever-evolving, multinational threats.”
About 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program, according to Mexico’s Interior Ministry Secretary, who signed the agreement on behalf of his country this week.

I’m sure that this is going to go over really well with the traveling public. In terms of PR the only thing more foolish the administration could do is to assign police to escort people crossing the border illegally…oh wait:

While Napolitano was in Mexico finalizing the trusted traveler agreement this week, she also took the opportunity to sign a “letter of intent” to develop a plan for protecting immigrants from criminal attacks as they cross the border—illegally—into the U.S.

Yes you read that right.

Now common decency says you don’t stand by while people are attacked or robbed but common sense also says that once you save people from attack, if they were in the process of committing a federal offense you arrest them!.

Our grandparents of the greatest generation and before would be looking at us and shaking their heads.

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