Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

I talked to Mohammad at the Freedomworks offices in DC.

Because nothing says tea party anti black, anti immigrant and anti-islamic hatred like a black Black Man from Sierra Leone at the office.

than what the hell is he good for?

The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed.

Founder of the San Diego Minutemen Jeff Schwilk tipped me off to this story and passes along the following information on the location. The ranches are said to be “near Mines Rd. and Minerales Annex Rd about 10 miles NW of I-35”.

This is job of the president and the federal government. If they can’t figure that out then they have no business in the job, period!

memeorandum thread here.

Now if it is not true, then…nevermind. I’ll post updates when I know more.

Update: Confederate Yankee has done some leg work and it looks like it is not true, or at least not what it sounds like, so for now I will use the strike tag, If I get evidence in the other direction I will un-strike.

Update 2: This is going to the top of Memeorandum, in record time, bad sign as it appears false but on that topic Moonbattery makes a good point:

Is this really happening? Probably not (despite the upsurge in violence just over the border), but what’s even scarier than the heavily armed Los Zetas is that stories like this have become difficult to confirm or refute.

Without confirmation from some authority I’ve gotta assume false unless overwhelming evidence shows otherwise, and a lot of memeorandum hits doesn’t qualify as overwhelming evidence.

Update 3: The confederate yankee gets his own thread on memeorandum

Update 4: Looks Like I’m going to have to unstrike from this report.

Back on May 4th I contrasted the 10,000+ tea party rally in Boston with the 300 person open borders rally

The biggest difference between the two groups?

The Tea Party protesters drew 10,000 people to Boston on a weekday and will be a force in the upcoming elections nationally.

The May Day/open borders protesters, drew 300 people to Boston on a Saturday. It remains to be seen if they will have any pull come November.

That very next day the Boston City Council voted for a boycott:

Meanwhile closer to home Boston’s counsel unanimously initiated their own boycott. Governor Patrick blasted the law and questioned the motivations of those proposing tougher rules in the state while in Worcester Tea Party members supporting it were called “racist” and “nazi” as the AG declared: “it is not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.”

Well that was back in May but with Arizona Gov Jan Brewer coming to Boston I’m sure they would be able to do better…or perhaps not.

What a bust.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, liberal Massachusetts’ Darth Vader du jour, was supposed to draw thousands to Copley Square yesterday to protest what sign-holders called her “racist” and “bigoted” views of immigrants south of her border.

Only a few hundred showed up.

It may have taken 2 months but the City council of Boston has suddenly learned to count and they don’t like the numbers:

Red-faced Boston city councilors who boldly voted to shun the state of Arizona over its new immigration crackdown are now showing signs of boycotter’s regret.

The grandstanding pols kept a low profile when the target of their boycott came to their city on Saturday. Some acknowledged taking a pass on the much-hyped protest of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for weekend vacations and other engagements – while one councilor even admitted the embargo was ill-conceived.

In fact the line seems to be Boycott? Moi?

“I wouldn’t refer to it as a boycott. It was a number of things. It was a statement,” said Ross, who was away for the weekend as the protest took place.

The measure passed with great fanfare. Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed to scrutinize contracts with Arizona firms. But Menino administration officials have failed to respond when asked if any firms have been singled out for action.

Councilors have privately expressed regret, saying they’ve been verbally accosted by angry constituents and taken aback by the level of national attention the boycott brought.

Jules Crittenden is having a lot of fun with this:

This scurrying is taking place in the wake of the much ballyhooed anti-Arizona protest that fizzled in downtown Boston, when only a few hundred diehard activists with “RACIST” signs showed up, many of them bused in from out of town. Tragic, here in the very Heart of Blueness, that they should have to be outsourcing their moonbattery, to do the protesting that local libs apparently won’t do. No wonder they’re caving so easy.

He continues quoting Genghis Khan a bit, meanwhile no word on if the no longer numerically challenged council are going to reverse themselves.

Now a Memorandum thread Captain Ed at Hotair notices some nuance as well.

My review of David Laskin’s latest: The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War is available at Amazon.com here.

Considering the context of the current immigration debate it becomes timely while reminding people of a war all but forgotten.