Obama’s Immigration Policy: Even when he’s right he gets it wrong

 

“Here illegally? No problem. Behave and give me your vote and we’ll call it good.”

Even when Obama gets something right he screws it up. In a political offering, just in time for the campaign season, the Obama administration intends to cut the number of illegal aliens the US is currently deporting in half.

Reacting to immigrant-rights groups who oppose the deportation program known as Secure Communities, the administration has announced that their intent is to limit deportations to those who have prior criminal convictions on their records. The administration which hit a national record of 392,863 deportations in 2010, says that criminals currently make up about half of all those deported.

EDIT: Looking through some of my older posts tonight I came across this erroneous claim regarding the number of deportations the current administration has taken credit for.

As I’m sure most by now know, these numbers include those turned away at border crossings for failure to produce the proper documentation to gain entrance into the country, a fact that TOTALLY debunks the administration’s claims of having deported more illegal invaders than any previous administration.

As being accurate and retaining my credibility are important to me, I felt it necessary to make this correction.

The story which can be read here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/17/obama-administration-changes-deportation-focus/ reports that even these drastic, intentional steps to ignore US immigration law are not enough for the immigrant-rights supporters. They’re calling for a full moratorium on the Secure Communities program.

My problem with the opposition to sovereign American borders, in this case the immigrant-rights groups and the New York Immigration Coalition, is that we’re talking about ILLEGAL immigration here not immigration in general. However, one would assume these organizations are concerned with the legal variety of immigration. Otherwise, are they not criminal enterprises? 

This is the same tired old diversionary technique they’ve used forever. Rather than engage in constructive discourse on the issue at hand they convolute the issue to include ALL immigration thus in their simplistic minds opening the door for claims of racism and bigotry all of which is intended to divert attention away from the original issue of our borders being breached.   

The Global Warming Show

Once again it seems the global warming alarmists are cooking their own books so as to produce data supporting their claims of impending global doom due to manmade warming.

Researchers at the University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group in May of this year apparently decided all of a sudden to add 0.3mm every year to their sea level data. Facing accusations of manufacturing data the group’s director Steve Nerem stated that the addition was in response to the fact that the earth’s land masses are constantly growing upward. Nerem explains that the correction is “a nonissue and certainly not newsworthy…” as it will only amount to a one inch increase in sea level over 100 years.

Oh, only an inch/100 years. That’s not so much now is it? The only problem is that the IPCC claims that the sea level has only risen by 1.0-2.5mm/year or about 4-9 inches over the past 100 years. Other sources estimates fall somewhere inside the 4-9 inches/year. Either way the Colorado research group’s addition of 0.3mm will by itself amount to an increase 10-25% conservatively.

Does anyone believe the global warming alarmists are going to simply overlook a 10-25% change in anything?

From Al Gore’s now debunked hockey stick fraud to the hacked IPCC emails implicating literally dozens of the world’s best and brightest “unbiased” minds in fabricating information in their findings. This whole thing is getting pretty pathetic. I’ve noticed just this week that the “global cooling” alarmists are starting to gain more traction with their claims as the warming scare starts to lose its credibility. Of course, this is a routine we’ve seen in the past as well. I wonder how many global warming champions know that had we listened to many of the so-called experts on the cooling scare we may have covered the polar ice caps with soot or detonated nukes in an attempt to fend off the new ice age.

It’s clear that the earth’s climate does change. It’s also quite clear that climate experts are dealing with a hell of a lot of variables, many of which such as sun spot activity and other cosmic influences that they admittedly don’t fully understand. The experts cannot tell us what we can do to reverse warming and quite frankly, have not proven that reversing a warming phase would be beneficial.

I’m all for respecting the environment and keeping the air and water clean. But don’t tell me that your high dollar squiggly light bulbs or my eating foods that produce less flatulence are going to save the earth.

The United States and truly the world as a whole face some very serious tangible issues. Until conclusive evidence of manmade warming AND a proven remedy can be produced by a credible source, this entire issue is a waste of desperately needed resources.

Network News: Prepackaged for optimal PC spin

In yet another move that takes political correctness to the level of utter ignorance, ABC news goes out of its way to not mention that a man arrested with bomb making material was a Muslim.

Marine Lance Corporal Yonathan Melaku was arrested around 2am today by military police at Arlington National Cemetery. The police report that their initial attempt to confront Melaku resulted in his attempting to flee. After giving chase on foot, the police caught Melaku and discovered that his backpack contained four bags of a common bomb making material ammonium nitrate, along with spent 9mm cartridges and a notebook with the words “Taliban rules,” “mujahidin” and “defeated coalition forces.”

In reporting the story, Diane Sawyer and Pierre Thomas called Melaku everything but a Muslim. Sawyer referred to Melaku as “a 22-year old Marine Lance Corporal”, while Pierre referred to Melaku as “suspect”, “Marine reservist”, “a 22-year old Ethiopian American”, and “a lone wolf”. Not once in the ABC report was the word Muslim uttered.

The same was true at NBC where Brian Williams blazed past the issue with a brief mention of the actions of “a Marine reservist”. In a move that ABC and NBC would likely have rather taken had it not been for credibility issues, CBS simply didn’t report the story at all.

How many Muslim terrorists must we intercept and how many victims to successful Muslim terror attacks are necessary before the politically correct zombies will wake up and call a spade a spade? The leftist media never has an issue using “Christian” as a descriptive term. They clearly have no issues with referring to a “suspect’s” military rank and status. However, in much the same way as the term “illegal immigrant” is selectively left out of so many applicable news reports, the media refuse to mention the word “Muslim” in reporting terror attacks. The hard cold facts are that Islam is a remarkably common denominator in these attacks. All the disingenuous reporting in the world will not change that fact.

It’s embarrassing to watch the media intentionally omit information in an attempt to give the news a tint they find appealing.

It’s even more embarrassing that some of these same hacks have the nerve to take issue with the journalistic integrity of news sources that do report ALL the facts.