Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TeaParty Republican Sen. Cornyn Smashes Dream Act which Leads Latino Dream Student to Commit Suicide!

TeaParty Republican Sen. John Cornyn from Texas led the charge to defeat the Dream Act! This led a "straight A" Latino Dream Student to commit Suicide!

Before you read this story, please get out your handkerchiefs. This is a very sad story about a promising young Latino student whose life was shattered and ended early -- due to the hate-filled attacks led by Tea Party Republicans!

This is a true story about a young Latino Boy. His name was Joaquin Luna, aged 18, a straight A student. When Joaquin was six months old, he and his family, including his parents and five siblings, crossed the Texas/Mexico border without visas and travelled about 40 miles north to Mission, Texas, just on the US side of the border.

As a young student, Joaquin studied very hard. His parents taught him about the American Dream -- if he studied and worked hard enough, he could achieve the American Dream!

As Joaquin grew older, he heard all of the hate-filled rhetoric by the Republican Tea Partiers and he grew more and more concerned about not having a social security number. He became afraid that due to these Hate Mongers, he would never find a job. Joaquin talked about this often with his brothers and sisters, and often cried at night, realizing that even if he gained a good college education, he would never be able to find a decent job or be able to support a family of his own.

Joaquin followed the news and politics very closely. He read newspapers detailing all of the angry talk and hate filled rhetoric by the Republican Tea Party members and by Republican politicians like TX Senator John Cornyn who spewed his Hate Talk to defeat the Dream Act. He also read about the Hate Bills like sb1070 in Arizona and the Georgia and Alabama Hate Bills that passed harsh immigration laws that racially profiled ALL Latinos!

Joaquin's brother Carlos Mendoza said, "Joaquin became very sad. He said the people passing these laws had no heart! How could they leave so many kids without parents and destroy so many lives?"

Last year, when the Dream Act failed to pass the US senate, Joaquin's heart became saddened. Carlos said, "Joaquin got depressed real bad. Every one of us, we all get depressed. Some of us can handle it, some of us can't. Joaquin couldn't."

Last Friday, all of the Hate Filled rhetoric surrounding the Immigration debate became too much for young Joaquin. Early in the morning, Joaquin put on his best Sunday Suit, white shirt and black skinny tie, the same outfit he wore every Sunday without fail to the Pan de Vida church in downtown Mission, Texas. As his brother Carlos put it: "Joaquin dressed himself to go to God."

Then Joaquin went into the bathroom, into the shower, then shot himself.

Joaquin left behind a note that explained why he ended his young, promising life. Joaquin spoke of his desperation at the Hate Filled WALL blocking out his future and preventing him from attaining his Dreams.

A wall reserved for the undocumented Latino immigrants in America.

John Cornyn on the DREAM ACT

Sunday, November 27, 2011

United Nations Recognizes Mariachi Music!

Mexico City (CNN) -- The United Nations' cultural organization recognized mariachi music Sunday in a move that Mexican authorities hope will help preserve the well-known tradition.

The songs -- often played on festive occasions by groups of guitar, violin and trumpet performers wearing traditional clothes or wide-brimmed hats -- are sung throughout Mexico, and have become a key part of regional identity, officials said.

"The community and the family hand down musically their knowledge, history and the pleasure of singing to the nature surrounding them. They consider it their own," Mexican officials said in their application to the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), which added mariachi music to the organization's list of intangible cultural patrimony Sunday.

Putting mariachi on the list could increase awareness of the music, UNESCO said in a statement Sunday.

"Learning by ear is the main means of transmission of traditional Mariachi, and the skill is usually passed down from fathers to sons and through performance at festive, religious and civil events," the statement said.

Mexico's application notes that the music "has crossed borders and become a symbol of Mexico."

"Immigrants, descendants of Mexicans living abroad, as well as Latin Americans, have made the modern mariachi a symbol of community identity, because it is a bond linking them to their roots in spite of the distance," the application says.


I've lived a long time and I've never seen the world in the state of turmoil such as it is today. Now is the time that All Americans, ALL People of the World should be very vigilante.

Over the last several decades, the rich and powerful have succeeded in capturing enough political power to control the vast majority of economic capital in our country and in the world. They control 99% of the wealth. They want to continue to control this wealth. However, they can only do so if their programs continue, including tax breaks for the rich, ending health/environment regulations and outsourcing jobs to the lowest bidders. They know and understand that in order to fund their misdeeds, social programs have to be discontinued. Programs like Social Security and Medicare must end in order to pay for their programs.

The Rich/Powerful (e.g. Koch Brothers) have been wise. They already controlled Republican Conservatives. However, they realized, through the Bush years and after Bush, in 2008, allowed the economy to meltdown, the Public started getting wise to their dirty tricks. They had to stage a major coup to get the American Public on their side. They did it with the formation/funding of the Tea Party. With the help of Fox News, Glenn Beck and a few key Republican extremists, they formed/funded several Tea Party organizations and websites. Through grassroots campaigns, they somehow convinced White, Middle Aged, Rural Americans to champion their causes, including extending their tax cuts for the rich and cutting Social Security and Medicare. This was an amazing feat, considering most the of these Tea Partiers are (or know) someone on Social Security, Medicare or unemployment. The Rich/Powerful were able to manipulate their TeaParty members into supporting their causes primarily due to their hatred of our Black President.

However now, the rich and the powerful realize they have gone too far. They are seeing the American People and the People of the World AWAKEN! At long last, it is evident to the World that we are at a crossroads. We can either continue to go along this same path, the path of the past, the path that allows the rich elitists to control the world and stop this wonderful experiment we called America.

America! The land of Immigrants. The land of the Free! The Home of the Brave. Where ALL PEOPLE are created EQUAL and we ALL can Achieve the American Dream, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual preference. A land where there is help for the helpless, hope for the hopeless and we care for our elderly and sick.

People in America and across the world have to make a choice. Will we continue down the road where the Rich and Powerful control the Economies of the World or will WE THE PEOPLE stand up to them and say NO?

The rich and the powerful realize their time of reaping and pillaging is almost over. They believe they have to put a stake in the ground and drawn a line in the sand if their power, their rule, is to continue. They need a Republican in power to carry out their Dirty Tricks. They will do it at ANY Cost!


We The People must be ever vigilant to their Dirty Deeds if we are to change our course and ensure that this Beautiful Experiment is to continue! AMERICA - the Land of Immigrants, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, where ALL PEOPLE are Created Equal, and WE THE PEOPLE can Achieve the American Dream!

God Bless America!
God Bless Our President - Barack Obama!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011: The Search for the American Dream Continues!

Emma Lazarus (1883):
"Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"

Martin Luther King (1963):
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men/women of all colors are created equal."

Dee (2011):
"As all immigrants yearn for escape from strife, all in pursuit of a better life, not for themselves but for their children, much the same as the early pilgrims, May this Thanksgiving Day grant them release, as each of us Pray for a Land of Peace!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Racist Republican Tea Party Favorite Calls Our First Lady Michelle Obama "Uppity" (as in N Word)!

Republican Tea Party Favorite Rush Limbaugh calls our First Lady Michelle Obama Uppity (as in N Word)!
Uppity: "Acting Above Your Station"
Rush Limbaugh used this reference as the reason Nascar Fans Booed our 1st Lady! Is Racist Limbaugh saying Nascar Fans are racist too?
LA Times.com reports: Rush Limbaugh: NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama for 'uppity-ism’
Rush Limbaugh condemns, criticizes and otherwise lambastes many things, as his radio listeners know. But Michelle Obama seems to have become a target for particularly personal attacks from the conservative radio talk-show host. First, he called out the first lady on her weight; now he says she’s guilty of "uppity-ism."

Cracking on Obama's waistline (and nicknaming her Moochelle) was offensive and personal enough. But "uppity-ism"? That phrase -- uttered on Fatso Limbaugh's Monday's edition of his show -- won't sit well with some Americans, particularly African Americans. Historically, "uppity" was considered a code word for blacks whom white people perceived as trying to rise above their station in life.

The use of the term follows the chorus of boos that the first lady and Jill Biden (wife of Vice President Joe Biden) received at a Sunday's Sprint Cup finale -- a NASCAR event -- in Florida. The pair were at the Homestead-Miami Speedway as part of their campaign to raise awareness about Joining Forces, an initiative to support military families.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Republican Tea Party Favorite and Dead Beat Dad Joe Walsh ATTACKS Veterans!

Republican Tea Party favorite Congressman Joe Walsh took aim at the Occupy Wall Street protesters, characterizing them as either "spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people" or a smattering of others who are "advocating anti-American solutions." When an audience member asked Walsh if the Veterans who were members of the Wall St. protestors were included in his attacks against the Wall Street Protestors. Walsh said, "Anyone (Veterans included) who would advocates socialist solutions to certain problems in this country, they don't understand this country."
This coming from a Dead Beat Dad who his ex-wife says REFUSES to Pay his Child Support!

TeaParty Republican Policemen Attack (with Pepper Spray) Peacefully Protesting Students

TeaParty Republican Policemen Attack (with Pepper Spray) Peacefully Protesting Students:
You may ask, "How do I know these Abusive Policemen were Republican?" It is obvious. Democrats would NOT attack these innocent students who were utilizing their Constitutional Rights to peacefully protest. Look at the Pictures! Look at the Video! Look at the ANGER in the RED Faced Policemen. Obviously they listen to Fox News Radio!

The abuse by police against these peacefully protesting students is NO JOKE and Nothing to Laugh About.

We are encountering troubling times in our Nation right now. We the People have a 1st Amendment right to protest. The Wall Street protesters are protesting the abuses committed by Wall Street!

There are so many senior citizens who have lost all of their life savings due to Wall Street abuses. I have witnessed this!
How many of us every day Americans have been victims of the Wall Street Predators who oversaw the abusive Lending Practices and the repackaging of mortgage shenanigans advocated by the Wall Street sharks? Yet, the Republicans call these Big Business charlatans "Job Creators" and are content with our government bailing them out, and they continue to advocate continue Tax Cuts for the Rich.

Out of the other side of their mouths, these TeaParty Republicans advocate Ending Social Security, ending Medicare, stopping Unemployment Benefits, Ending Unions and collective bargaining, ending Minimum Wage, ending Child Labor laws, ending Safety Regulations in all areas including Meat/Poultry inspections and they advocate ANTI Latino racial profiling in support of Mass Deportation of the 11M here.

I, for one, am not happy at the thought of losing My Social Security -- since I have worked over 40+ years -- my ENTIRE life, paying taxes and contributing to Social Security for all of these years.

Frankly, I don't understand how regular Americans -- so called Tea Partiers -- continue to support Rich Big Business and call our President a Socialist. Don't they use our interstate highways? Our bridges and our infrastructure? Don't they use Social Security and Medicare? When unemployed, don't they apply for unemployment? If they work, don't they feel happy about all of the Union accomplishments including: 40 hr workweek, minimum wage, child labor laws and OSHA safety standards?

We are encountering troubling times right now and we should all be very aware of the issues that are being discussed -- prior to the next election. This next election will be a Life Changer for all of us. At a minimum, we should all become informed of the issues and register to vote and then VOTE in 2012!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tea Party Republican Lamar Smith Threatens the DHS demanding they Release the Names of Latino Dreamers & Non Felonious Criminals!

Tea Party Republican Lamar Smith has AGAIN outed himself for being the RACIST he is! Racist Smith is threatening DHS's Janet Napolitano to release the names of Dreamers and Non Felonious Workers SAVED by President Obama's Morton Memo.

As I have frequently reported, President Obama has SPARED deportation of thousands of Dreamers and non Felonious criminals due to modification of deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in June, 2011.

Tea Party Repubican Racist Lamar Smith, is NOT HAPPY with the Morton Memo. Smith is threatening to enforce a subpoena for "criminal" immigrant information "to the fullest extent" of the law, after claiming the Obama administration "stonewalled" his request.

Since June, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith has been seeking a comprehensive list of names and other information for the thousands of Dreamers and non-felonious immigrants who are flagged, but not taken into custody or deported due to President Obama's "Morton Memo." Earlier this month, a subcommittee on Smith's panel subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for the information, claiming the DHS was "not acting in good faith." It was the first subpoena issued by Smith's committee since it came under GOP control.

On Friday (11/18/11), Racist Smith wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to "immediately comply" with the subpoena. Smith's memo stated: "If you do not comply, the committee will be forced to seek enforcement of the subpoena to the fullest extent allowed by the law."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PROOF: Republican Governors Enacting LAWS to STOP Minorities, the Poor and the Elderly from Voting!

An Elderly Couple in Tennessee finds they CANNOT Register to Vote! All part of the NEW LAW enacted by Republican Governors to STOP Minorities, the Elderly and the Poor from Voting!!!
The Tennessean.com Reports: WASHINGTON — Lee and Phyllis Campbell never thought a trip to the Murfreesboro driver's license testing center would take them all the way to Washington. But that's what happened Monday, when the couple testified before a panel of House Democrats on their experience with Tennessee's new voter ID law. A staffer on the House Judiciary Committee invited the Campbells to testify at the forum on new state voter laws after hearing about the ordeal Phyllis Campbell experienced while trying to get a photo ID at the Murfreesboro testing center in September.

"It was daunting," Lee Campbell, a retired guidance counselor at Smyrna High School, said at the end of the forum. Tennessee is one of six REPUBLICAN states that passed laws this year requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote.

Fourteen REPUBLICAN states have now enacted such laws, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

There's no charge for the IDs in Tennessee. But officials at the Murfreesboro testing station told the Campbells an ID for Phyllis would involve too much paperwork and they should pay at least $8 to renew her driver's license, Lee Campbell testified. He said that when he insisted they wanted the free ID, he had to speak to three different testing center employees before one finally got approval to renew Phyllis' driver's license with a photo, free of charge. The visit lasted 58 minutes, he said. The wait didn't bother the Campbells, and they could have afforded the $8 fee. But those factors could deter other people from seeking an ID, Lee Campbell said.

"The point was that the Tennessee legislature had emphasized that the photo was to be FREE," he told lawmakers. "Otherwise, in my opinion, the fees being charged could be considered a POLL tax. (REPUBLICAN DIRTY TRICKS TO STOP THE ELDERLY, THE POOR AND MINORITIES from VOTING in the Next Election!!) The workers should have automatically asked, 'Are you here for the free ID?'"

Some 230,000 Tennesseans hold a non-photo driver's license, including 126,000 seniors who are registered voters. Under Tennessee law, seniors like Phyllis Campbell can opt not to have a photo put on their driver's license after age 60. Another 47,000 Tennesseans are registered to vote but don't have a driver's license.

District Supervisor Amy Lackey confirmed in September that the Murfreesboro testing center encouraged people without a photo on their license to get a new license with a photo rather than getting a separate photo ID for voting, which creates more paperwork. People who want a free photo ID for voting must ask for it specifically, she said. Lawmakers and other witnesses at Monday's forum echoed Lee Campbell's concerns about state voter laws. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said Democrats want to get the state laws overturned, but acknowledged that might not be possible before the 2012 elections. In the meantime, he urged witnesses to "make sure that every voter in every jurisdiction can vote."

"We cannot afford to not have them able to vote come November 2012," he said. "This election is crucial to them, their families, and their country." It's also crucial to Democrats. Experts say photo ID laws disproportionately target minorities, low-income people and students — all of whom are more likely to vote Democratic.

They said fees for getting IDs or documents needed to prove citizenship or identity, such as birth or marriage certificates, resemble the POLL taxes that were used mostly in the South to disenfranchise blacks and poor whites. The laws also affect elderly, disabled and rural voters, who may have trouble traveling to get a photo ID or waiting in long lines. Lee Campbell said he's spoken to friends and former colleagues -- the Poor and the Elderly -- who said they might not vote next year because getting to the testing station and waiting in line was too difficult.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Latino Superstar Thomas Suarez - the Next Steve Jobs!

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), Thomas said he began to create and sell his own applications. “My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me,” he says, “and Steve Jobs inspired me”. Thomas points out that it’s hard to learn how to make an app. “For soccer you could go to a soccer team … but what if you want to make an app?” He’s started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons.

Monday, November 14, 2011

President Obama's June "Morton Memo" Saves Dreamers & Workers from Deportation and SAVES Dreamer Benita Veliz!

This month, Benita Veliz was SAVED from Deportation by President Obama's "Morton Memo" which saves Dreamers and Workers from Deportation. Benita is a 24-year-old college graduate from San Antonio who works in a church office. She is smart, self-sufficient and hard-working. She is bursting with academic and professional ambitions — DREAMS that were set aside because her paths to achieve them were temporarily shut down as she and her Immigration attorneys pleaded her case.

Benita arrived from Mexico with her parents in 1993 on a tourist visa. She was small child of 8 when she arrived and has lived nowhere else since. By any standard, Benita is an American, a Texan. She is also valedictorian of Jefferson High School. She graduated at 16. She went to St. Mary’s University in San Antonio on a full scholarship. She double majored in biology and sociology and fully deployed herself beyond the classroom in clubs, student government and choir. She volunteered in a children’s hospital. And she waited tables 45 hours a week in a Mexican restaurant.

Benita's honors thesis was about the Dream Act. The Dream Act: a Congressional bill that allows students to earn citizenship after going to college or serving in the military. Though the Dream Act was NOT passed due to Nay Votes by ALL REPUBLICANS plus 5 Rogue, Blue Dog Democrats, the President and the "Morton Memo" of June, 2011, saves young students like Benita.

Benita's immigration troubles began in January, 2009. A police officer pulled her over, saying she had rolled through a stop sign. Benita explained, that while she did not roll through the stop sign, she does acknowledges driving without a license. She had a Mexican consular identity card, and after a series of questions, the officer called immigration authorities. She was jailed overnight and released on bond. Her immigration lawyers said Benita met some of the requirements that might have allowed her to stay in the United States. She has been here more than 10 years and is demonstrably of good moral character. But without a qualifying parent, spouse or child to petition on her behalf, initially she was told she could not stay. Many of Benita's supporters petitioned for her support. Benita even took her case to You Tube. In video testimony on YouTube filmed in 2009, Benita said she had "absolutely no family in Mexico" and knows "absolutely no one" in Mexico. She suggested courts take into account how young she was when her parents brought her to the U.S.
Now, thanks to President Obama, Benita was spared deportation earlier this month under deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this past June.

But Benita's troubles are far from over. Benita still can't get a work permit — to apply for one, she'd have to leave the country and face a 10-year ban before she could come back — and the government can at any time pick up the deportation proceedings right where they left off.

Still, Benita was jubilant after her court hearing Wednesday morning. “This is my home, this is the only place I've known. I'm ready to work in the United States. I'm ready to give back to my community.”


Sunday, November 13, 2011

During Last Night's GOP Debate, ANTI Latino Tea Party Republicans' Commercial Outs Their True ANTI-Latino, ANTI-Immigrant Agenda!

The Tea Party Republicans FINALLY OUTED Themselves during a commercial during the Presidential Debate last night! They want to STOP ALL IMMIGRATION! This INCLUDES LEGAL IMMIGRATION! They want to STOP all other nationalities from coming into our Country, our Land of Immigrants. They not only want to Mass Deport ALL Latinos, they want to put WALLS not only on our Southern Border, but across our Northern, Eastern and Western borders and ports as well.

Watch the Commercial they put on during the 2012 GOP Debates. It was "NumbersUSA" Commercial. The Commercial said "Reduce LEGAL Immigration!"

Who is NumbersUsa? They are Republicans. They are TeaPartiers. This group was founded and supported by John Tanton, the Godfather of the ANTI-Latino Group F.A.I.R. John Tanton has long time been a sponsor of Roy Beck, the founder of NumbersUSA. The ADL has identified both FAIR and NumbersUSA as HATE GROUPS! FAIR and NumbersUSA are the same groups that sponsored Kris Kobach in writing the original racial profiling bill sb1070 in Arizona. Kobach trained Arpaio's volunteer masked goons in "How to identify an Illeegal!" Kobach helped draft the Hate Bill ANTI-Latino bills in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and other states.

These HATE Groups believe they have made headway in demonizing and eliminating Latinos. Now they want a Republican President in place who will do their bidding and help them achieve their Ultimate Goal. Bachmann, Cain, Romney and Perry have all gone to Arpaio, kissed his ring and begged for his blessing!

The Ultimate Goal of NumbersUSA and FAIR is to STOP the Census Bureau's predication that by 2040, the USA will become a majority minority country. They want to seal off the USA and keep minorities OUT!

They try to show a "pretty picture" in this ad and say their agenda is about JOBS. They show TOKEN Minorities in the Ad. BUT READ THE WORDS! "REDUCE LEGAL IMMIGRATION!"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

As President Obama Moves to Allow Dreamer Students & Non Criminals to Stay, Republicans Voted on Wednesday to Enforce Stricter Deportation Policies!

As our President and the Dept of Homeland Securities move to focus on Felonious Criminals for deportation and allow Dreamer Students and Non Criminal Workers to stay in the US, ANTI-Latino Republicans Advocate to attack our President and DEMAND MASS DEPORTATION!

HP Reports: WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deportation policies, arguing that immigration enforcers may be hiding their release of dangerous undocumented immigrants. "Are administration officials afraid the information will show that illegal aliens intentionally released by ICE have committed crimes that could have been prevented?" Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said.

"The American people have a right to know what crimes these 300,000 illegal immigrants committed after [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] intentionally chose not to detain them," he continued. House Republicans have been critical of the deportation policy, announced in August, under which the Department of Homeland Security will review its pending deportation cases and close the ones deemed low-priority.

Smith requested information on the deportation policy in August, and told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week that he would take further action this week if he had not received data. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), chairman of the immigration subcommittee, said they have been "stonewalled" by the Department of Homeland Security in investigating the policy. "The administration is obviously not acting in good faith and is wrongly trying to keep crucial information from the American people," Smith said at the subcommittee meeting. "They are on the verge of obstructing the legitimate role of congress."

The Department of Homeland Security said its policy is based on the agency's limited resources, not a desire to let undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes off the hook. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton has said the agency has funding to deport about 400,000 people per year. Last fiscal year, they nearly hit that figure, removing a record 396,906 undocumented immigrants.

The Department of Homeland Security told Smith in a letter last week that the agency deported about 126,000 undocumented immigrants taken into custody through the Secure Communities enforcement program, out of the 629,000 people referred to them. Some of those matched by the program turn out to be naturalized citizens or legal immigrants, the department has said in defense of the program.

DHS says it is working to gather the information requested by the committee, some of which belongs to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "DHS has implemented common sense immigration enforcement priorities that focus our limited resources on convicted criminals, repeat immigration law violators, fugitives and recent entrants," Chris Ortman, a spokesman for the agency, said in a statement. "DHS is fully cooperating with the committee and is in the process of gathering information responsive to the Committee's inquiry."

Democrats, all of whom voted against the subpoena authorization, said the move would be premature when the Department of Homeland Security has repeatedly said it will cooperate. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the committee only issued subpoenas under the last Congress when officials refused to appear in hearings. He said he understood the chairman's frustration that the August request had not yet been answered, but added that the issue involved multiple agencies and complex privacy issues.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a member of the committee, said the subpoena effort was an attempt to undermine the Obama administration's deportation policy, which has been praised by supporters of immigration reform. "My angst with this subpoena is this is a way to attack the Obama administration on a policy that my friends on the other side disagree with," she said. "This is not a policy that can be shown to jeopardize the American public or the safety of the American public."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Esteemed AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva on the Recall of AZ State Senator Russell Pearce

Esteemed AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva on the Recall of AZ State Senator Russell Pearce and Republicans losses elsewhere: "These voting results show that Democrats “are not an endangered species.” Grijalva called state Sen. Russell Pearce’s loss in his recall election a “game-changer.”

“There have been a lot of politicians locally and statewide and nationally who have used HATE and DIVISION as their principle political tool,” said Grijalva, who has been one of loudest critics of Pearce’s ANTI Latino SB 1070 immigration legislation. “Pearce’s loss is going to make everybody pause.”

I agree with the Esteemed Congressman Grijalva!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Russell Pearce, Arizona's ANTI Latino Hate Monger, has been kicked out of Office!

Republican TeaPartier Russell Pearce, Arizona's ANTI Latino Hate Monger, has been kicked out of Office by WE THE PEOPLE!

Pearce got the boot from office last night, becoming the only sitting state Senate president to lose in a recall election in the history of the United States. Pearce's loss is viewed as a warning to Republican-Tea Party ANTI Latino Immigration hard-liners, and far-right-wingers, who support Pearce's Anti-Latino Hate Mongering!

Pearce, the chief Sponsor of the ANTI Latino Racial Profiling law SB1070, the first ANTI Latino Hate Bill passed in any state. As Pearce's rhetoric became more ANTI Latino and more extreme, even those that voted for him in last year's election CHANGED THEIR MIND and voted Agaist him!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Republican Tea Party are Puppets of the Rich! Fueled by their HATE for the President and for Latinos!

When I think of the American Dream, I think of our forefather's words in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

These words are the very foundation of our country. We are a land of Immigrants. We are a country of Equality for ALL. Why don't the Republican Tea Partiers support our forefathers words? Why do they continue to preach inequality and favoritism of the rich and big business? Why do they continue to demonize Latinos with words including "Build an electric fence!" "Shoot them like Pigs!" "Their Animals! Vagrants!"

Towards the Poor and the Elderly, the Tea Partiers say: "Go find a Job!" "End Social Security!" "End Medicare!" "End Regulations!" All of the words of their Rich, Big Business, Wall Street Backers. Why are these Teapartiers, many of them poor people on Social Security and Medicare, WHY on earth are they mouthing the words of their Rich Masters?

Our society has evolved. We live in a society in which money is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few people, and the concentration of income and wealth has created tremendous power in the hands of a few. These "FEW" (aka Koch Brothers, Wall Street Bankers and Hedge Fund Managers) are bankrolling Tea Partiers. These RICH Power Brokers are able to make the Tea Partiers their puppets and mimic their agenda. The Tea Partiers are accepting their contributions because these dollars are fueling the Tea Partiers HATE.

The majority of Tea Partiers HATE!:
. Our President, primarily because he is Black. They will do ANYTHING to rid themselves of our President.
. They HATE Latinos and most people South of the Border. They've create State Laws which Target Latinos. Yet they say they are NOT racist.

Here's one example: One of my commenters refuses to acknowledge he is racist, yet he said about his state (Alabama) law: "if you choose to violate our borders, then you need the big, bad hammer of the Alabama authorities to come down on your little brown head." Then he became upset because I said he was racist. He responded with, "Racist? Dee, just because I use southern colloquialisms to reference illegals does not constitute racism." and "Then, as my fellow southerners so colorfully speak, those illegal bean-eaters wont have any choice but to return to their home country's and seek legally to return to the U.S."

What is amazing is that this racist doesn't acknowledge his own racism.

What is sad is that most of the Tea Partiers are NOT rich. They collect Social Securiy. They collect Medicare. They collect unemployment when not employed. They use the Interstate Highways. They go to the Emergency room when get into an accident or are sick. Their children and grandchildren utilize the Educational system. They use the Post Office. They call the Police or Firefighters when they get in trouble. Their Meat/Poultry is inspected so they don't suffer from disease. Their lands are protected from illegal dumping of toxic waste.

YET the Tea Partiers SAY they are against our Government. They are against Regulation. They are against ending Tax Cuts for the Rich. They MOUTH all of the words of their Big Business Puppet Masters!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tea Party 'Republican Jeff Duncan call Latinos "ANIMALS" and "VAGRANTS!"

Tea Party Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) made very RACIST Comments against Latinos calling them ANIMALS and VAGRANTS!! The South Carolina congressman participated in a Q&A event with Furman University students on Monday evening. The appearance generated national attention after he made an unusual tie between United States immigration issues and a house without doors.

Duncan said, "It's kind of like having a house -- and you're not homeowners, a lot of folks in this room, but your moms and dads are -- taking the door off the hinges and allowing any kind of vagrant, or animal, or just somebody that's hungry, or somebody that wants to do your dishes for you, to come in. And you can't say, 'No you can't come in.' And you can’t say, 'No you can’t stay all night.' Or 'No you can't have this benefit, using my deodorant.'"

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