If I could explain why I do not trust President Obama, this is on top of the list of his transgressions that have been knowingly, willfully, and one of the greatest undermining acts that have been ripping us up as a sovereign Nation.
A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels, saying that instead of enforcing immigration laws, agents knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant, in Virginia.
In a 10-page order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the case was the fourth such case he has seen over the last month, and in each instance Customs and Border Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents.
The judge said in each case, the taxpayers footed the bill for flights — including flights to multiple locations in different parts of the U.S. that it took to find one of the children’s parents.
“The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws. More troubling, the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children,” the judge said, adding that some of the children have been made to swim the Rio Grande River or traverse remote areas as part of the smuggling.
In the case before the judge last week, a 10-year-old girl whose mother, Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, paid a smuggler to get the daughter from El Salvador across the border and to Virginia.
The agents apprehended the smuggler and the young girl, and prosecuted the smuggler, but delivered the daughter to Ms. Salmeron Santos in Virginia, even though agents were aware she was in the country illegally.
“The DHS, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals,” the judge said. “It completed the mission of the conspiracy initiated by Salmeron Santos. In summary, instead of enforcing the laws of the United States, the government took direct steps to help the individuals who violated it. A private citizen would, and should, be prosecuted for this conduct.”
Judge Hanen said that Homeland Security officials regularly testify that the drug cartels control immigrant smuggling operations along the border, and he said the department’s actions in helping finish the smuggling actually end up benefiting the very cartels U.S. officials say they are trying to damage.
“The big economic losers in this scenario are the citizens of the United States who, by virtue of this DHS policy, are helping fund these evil ventures with their tax dollars,” the judge wrote.
Homeland Security officials told the court they won’t prosecute the illegal immigrant parents for their role in the smuggling, and Judge Hanen said it appeared to be a department-wide policy. Officials did say they are considering trying to deport Salmeron Santos, though it was unclear whether that had been done.
The cases highlight a growing problem along the border of what the government terms unaccompanied alien children, or UACs. Apprehensions of UACs jumped 81 percent from 2010 to 2012; suggesting more illegal immigrant parents are taking the risk of having their children leave home to join them in the U.S.
The young children present sympathetic cases, just as do those already in the country, known as Dreamers, after the Dream Act legislation (?).
President Obama last year announced a new policy to halt deportations of those young illegal immigrants, arguing they were brought to the U.S. by their parents with no say in the decision, and so should be allotted special treatment.
MA Lawmaker: Food Stamp Cards Being Sold For Drug Money
A district judge has struck down a Florida law requiring drug testing for welfare benefits.
State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R) says Americans are selling their EBT cards for drug money. She says oversight of the food stamp program has become lax through the years.
‘Fast & Furious’ Gun Found After Deadly Mexican Resort Shootout
Yet another Fast and Furious weapon was recovered in Mexico. This time, the gun was found after a shootout between Mexican authorities and drug cartel members in the popular resort town of Puerto Penasco.
Five cartel gunmen were killed in the battle last month, and the sounds were captured in an amateur video posted on YouTube.
ATF, which was blamed for the botched gun operation, released the following statement:
“ATF has accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Fast and Furious investigation and at the attorney general’s direction we have taken appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated. And we acknowledge that, regrettably, firearms related to the Fast and Furious investigation will likely continue to be recovered at future crime scenes.”
Katie Pavlich reacted to the situation on Fox and Friends this morning, arguing that ATF has a very “loose” definition of what it means to take responsibility.
She said even Eric Holder admits that we’re going to see more murders be linked to Fast and Furious weapons, with some 1,400 of them still out there.
Watch the full discussion above, including an update on where the legal battle stands on Capitol Hill as Republicans demand more documents be made public by the Obama administration.
Both of these articles and many other can be read at Fox News Insider
I realize that for most of our readers it would not be too far-fetched to make mention of why has the bipartisan government of the U.S.A. decided against their major rhetoric reelection crap, “we need to cut the budget, blah, blah, and more blah.” And then when the bloody decision to vote becomes a bonafide reality they vote to extend and increase the budget.
The answer I am sure is that those who would say on a stack of Bibles – working in Washington D.C. – would mutter up something like, “we don’t understand.” I would just as soon type their names out here, but as fair and open as I can be, that would be an utter waist of my time. You know the one’s – why it is the same fatherless alleged chairwomen, chairman, and committee leaders that for some reason can’t understand what comes out to be simple logic.
The latest budget deal, passed by a bipartisan majority in both the House and the Senate, suggests that Washington agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when she said that “the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make.” (Really…Are you sure?)
The cupboard, however, is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more.
Here is our list of the top 10 examples of wasteful government spending this year, serving as a reminder that there is no shortage of excessive spending in Washington.
10. Outhouse in Alaska: $98,670. The Interior Department spent nearly $100,000 to install an outhouse on an Alaskan trail, which includes a single toilet with no internal plumbing.
9. A bus stop with heated pavement for the Washington area: $1 million. A lavish bus stop with heated pavement was built in Arlington, VA, but it has failed to keep commuters warm or dry.
8. Grant for a pole dancing performance: $10,000. Utility poles, that is. The National Endowment for the Arts provided a grant to PowerUP for Austin Energy employees to perform an artsy dance with 20 utility poles, accompanied by a live orchestra.
7. Pizza — from a printer: $124,995. NASA gave a six-figure grant to a company that aspires to make pizza from a 3-D printer.
6. Study to find out if couples are happier when the woman calms down after argument:$335,525. “Marriages that were the happiest were the ones in which the wives were able to calm down quickly during marital conflict,” found a study of 81 couples funded by the National Institutes of Health.
5. Booze and crystal for the State Department: $5.4 million. The State Department went on a bender the week before the government shutdown, purchasing $5 million of “exquisite” crystal glassware to presumably drink the $400,000 in booze they purchased in 2013.
4. Monitoring depression on Twitter: $82,000. The National Institutes of Health is funding a study “to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people,” according to the Free Beacon.
3. Seven-figure stack of rocks at the London Embassy: $1 million. The American Embassy in London will be receiving a granite sculpture from an artist “whose work resembles stacked piles of paving stones,” according to the Daily Mail.
2. Artwork for Veterans Affairs offices: $562,000. The Department of Veterans Affairs went on a spending spree during “use it or lose it” season, purchasing over half a million in artwork and millions in furniture in a single week.
1. Government employee trip to luxury hotel in the Caribbean: priceless. Federal employees took a taxpayer-funded trip to the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix—the same hotel made famous on TV’s “The Bachelor.” The bill was divided among a number of agencies, making a final tally difficult to come by.
For other examples of government waste, see Heritage’s 2013 edition of Federal Spending by the Numbers and Senator Tom Coburn’s 2013 Wastebook. For the ones you may have missed…
Will we uphold the Constitution’s republican framework of limited government and continue to prove that men and women are capable of governing themselves and running their own lives? Or will we embrace the “Progressive faith” in the rule of benevolent experts—unelected, unaccountable, and largely unknown—and entrust them with the care to issue regulations governing every aspect of our lives?
One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.
Does anyone find it odd that the very elemental debate used by the Federalists is, has been, and will continue to be the most insignificant Amendment of all? Ask yourselves this question, “What does the Tenth Amendment protect me from?”
Yep folks some stuff never changes! We have a President who admits to being Constitutional negligent. Furthermore our beloved leader does all sorts of measures to get his way without due process or Congressional approval.
Today, by contrast, liberals invoke the Founders to justify any and all of their pet policies, no matter how far they stray from the Founders’ constitutionalism.
[I]t seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
It is unfortunate that many become vile and truthfully ugly when they age. Call it what you like, but where I am we call it senility, meaning, mentally less acute in later life shown by forgetfulness, confusion, and mentally less acute later in one’s lifespan.
We believe that President Thomas Jefferson in his old age got senile. We further believe that it was not only older age that began to change his mind on many issues. We discussed earlier during his first tenure in office Jefferson’s rather pacifistic attitude with immigration had become exactly the opposite in which he alone tried to change immigration laws that allowed for mass intensive immigration.
Just a few years after his second term Jefferson again refers to immigrants as such,
And that Americans should shun immigrants “as we do persons infected with disease” (quote from Land of Promise, by Michael Lind).
For years, perhaps decades, and generations the government has failed to control our borders. The southern border illegal immigration has sky rocketed since the 70s. Prior to and after September 11, 2001 there has been little or nothing concrete accomplished to establish real border security and immigration control. On the contrary, much has been done to decrease our security and immigration control.
President Bush messed up by giving illegal immigrants citizenship. Seeing this, others said to themselves, if it can happen once, it can happen again, this time for me. Let us go to the USA! President Bush encouraged illegal immigration!
The current administration has done even worse. Telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to deport, telling the U.S. Border Patrol to back off (release until court date), not getting the fence completed, do not deport unless they are a felon and dozens of other justifications for not enforcing existing federal law continues at striking rates. Promising a fast track to legal status if you violated our immigration laws is what this entire mess has turned in to.
Now let us look at the receiving end of the lack of border enforcement. The list seems endless and at times we wonder what the Hades our own government is doing.
It is vitally important to the understanding of this writing that we all huddle-up and come to a common understanding. Barack Obama has only made matters worse and in doing that he has raised a hell storm in the USA.
We, at The Contemplative Thinker, as an organization as well as individuals – mostly citizens but not all of us are US citizens are quite concerned with what this mad person is doing.
The only reasonable rationale is that he simply does not care, or that he gains pleasure counting the ways he skirts Constitutional as well as US federal law. Now let us not forget, we are talking about the POTUS here.
Yep it is that same person who tells fabrications upon more lies. We firmly believe that it has gotten to the point of pathology.
Being informative is quintessential. It was the POTUS who behind closed doors began issuing Memorandums of Order to those people who worked as Secretary’s or a Ministry for our international guests. Between the Executive Orders and Memorandums this person has authorized some 11 million or more people to come on over, free of charge, and do not worry, once here you will want for nothing.
That is after you have first disabled the U.S. taxpayer in every conceivable way. So let us make sure you are all signed up for the “Benefits Package” which of course covers food stamps, rights to healthcare, paid housing in one way or another – either just as soon as you arrive, or as soon as you have picked a place to live. Oh yes, our founders did not believe that we should pay for education so not to worry, education is free including the pencils needed to write with and paper to write on.
Now if any one of your children attending a school in the USA, and unfortunately you are down on your luck, please do not worry because we have the best school lunch programs not available in any other nation, which also includes day care and food for those children as well.
We believe in our organization that most of our elected officials have completely lost any awareness of what establishing a solid immigration system would save us in the short term. We also believe that there comes a time for diminishing returns; consequently, if one continues to make getting here easy, and then once here you’ve hit the lottery, well people just don’t look up to and try to do the same or one way or another share those values, ethics, and morals with the people they live with – point of diminishing returns.
Is this the most “UNAWARE” organization, administration, or collective entity that you have ever seen trying to make anything unscrupulous, scrupulous? We simply cannot hold back any more; what we are about to divulge easily proves that the Obama administration is without question beyond being unaware.
Okay so most people want to know about what I mean with unaware. Being unaware is a condition of not being conscious or uninformed of the situations with which one is definitely involved in. Being unaware exasperates when that person and those under his charter are not knowledgeable or fully aware of all of the information needed to make an accurate assessment.
Finally for definitions sake, for a person to be unaware is “not realizing that something is happening.” Or even worse, pretending to be unacquainted with what is happening – especially when it is under your direction or care.
Bringing up excuses from an already antiquated President Bush’s administration will only go long enough before the reality sets in and shows the true colors of individuals. And it is within those parameters we ask you whether or not this person, Barack Obama, should remain as the POTUS and whether or not many of his cronies should be maintained on the job.
Allow us to show just how ridiculous this “unawareness” has become.
How is it that a person in charge of local and international spy agencies be unaware that those agencies are maintaining data on:
Foreign leaders and Heads-of-State as well as trade partners and enemies of commerce have been victims. An entire nation of people such as the citizens of the United States. Every ally and close war partner your nation has ever had such as the United Kingdom, almost all of central Europe – Germany, France, Spain, and selective information concerning the Baltic countries; China, Russia, nations comprising the Middle East, South America and Central America and of course, not wanting to admit it but have too – Canada.
Being quoted as saying that one is unaware of domestic or international spying, especially when one is Commander-in-Chief is simply nothing shy of unconscionable. Most say it is dereliction of duty; which is an impeachable offense, but what does that charge do to the ridiculous notion of political correctness?
Like it or not this unaware person who was ushered in as President just happens to be African American. Now before getting all riled up at me – let us all be AWARE and look to evaluate what he has done to the other blacks that have political aspirations? This alone brings me to my next point. Is the unawareness by this man and his underlings a planned strategy or just plain arrogance?
This is the very question that we have had since his shady election inclusive of ACORN and big unions. Take a moment and just look at what this person has been or claimed he has been unaware of happening.
Now for Obama’s arrogance and pathological fabricating: This Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, Nat’l healthcare insurance) is just plain getting embarrassing not to mention humiliating. I would love to ask Barack Obama, “Hey Barack, have I ever done anything to embarrass you or yours?
My only discourse at this current time would be, “Man you are stinking up the world! As POTUS you must realize that what you do establishes a reaction toward us. Tone it down.”
We must take all due-diligence when making reference to where an individual originally came from and do so with the proper initiative as to their status as it stands today. For example, a Californian is a person who makes their home of record (including paying CA taxes) whilst, it is not nor will it ever be acceptable referring to an “undocumented, illegal, holder of HB-1 passports, or just telling it…illegal alien” as anything other than what they are — certainly NOT Californian’s.
In 2009, Los Angeles County became one of the first in the nation to partner with ICE in a program called Secure Communities, which allows federal agents to access the fingerprints of anyone who has been arrested to see if he or she is subject to deportation. This partnership led to the transfer of nearly 20,000 inmates from jails in L.A. County to ICE custody in 2011. Those transferred mostly Hispanic males who had committed nonviolent crimes, spent an average of 39 days in custody. In its first three years, the program led to the deportation of nearly 12,000 people, nearly half of whom had no convictions or had committed misdemeanors.
But the new Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act, known as the Trust Act and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 5, aims to limit ICE’s power to hold and deport minor offenders, a reform long sought by both immigrant-rights advocates and law-enforcement officers.
We really openly admit that this is not news! The Fed stopped using Section 287g the “Secure Communities Act” at least two years or more ago. Rather than hope to getting some identification and a database organized the noncompliance with 287g started within Obama’s first term in the White House. This is when he felt above the rule of law, above American public policy, above what anyone had done previously and started mandating by “Memorandum” the actual act of not arresting illegal aliens for their mere presence in our nation as put forth by the Immigration and Naturalization Act.
Obama has no respect for any matters contained within The Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights. This person has done his level best to create such notions as racial profiling, family unity – especially when those have with reckless disregard for the institution of marriage and maintaining a family – because they just left all others behind.
We all know that this one has been brewing for quite some time. Yet it only ends up on the national media when it is covered by those outlets that fall within the mainstream media. We find this a good example of a case study which should be well-known to journalists or those who have given their years in the realm of investigative journalism.
Of course at issue here is the name of an athletic team. Ladies and gentlemen what we are witnessing is the dregs of political correctness taken to its immeasurable point.
One day time willing we will take the this idea of athletic club names, the do’s and the don’ts, the favorable versus the unfavorable with of course the prominent voices of those experts in the fields – and to be sure give a realistic reason as to why these various clubs were named as they were or remain to this day.
However, today we bring forth the altruistic affect of political correctness and why when it rears its ugly head, and then we owe the inciters of such venom their just adieu and at the very least hear their commentary.
That precisely is what we have done today. Even after sports commentator, Robert Costas, made the upheaval of mistakes last year with his public (television mainstream media) commentary that went far beyond his professional circumstances.
Costas used his position as sportscaster turned politician, by exploiting his NBC halftime commentary slot to roll out a controversial rant about how “Handguns do not enhance our safety” shortly after the death of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, one might think the Lecture Series would be on hold. But on Sunday night, Costas offered another liberal rant with no rebuttal – against the term “Redskins.”
First we advocate that anyone from the POTUS to someone down on their luck and homeless to always present both sides to every conceivable debate topic. Instead with Costas as with so many other dweebs in their selective professions need to get their point across at the will and prejudice of the truth, which as we know is the hallmark of political correctness. So on to Costas’ rant:
COSTAS: “And the Miami of Ohio Redskins – that’s right, Redskins – are now the Redhawks. Still, the NFL franchise that represents the nation’s capital has maintained its name.*
But think for a moment about the term “Redskins,” and how it truly differs from all the others. Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or members of any other ethnic group. These others don’t exist.**
When considered that way, Redskins can’t possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait. Nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent.***
It’s fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended. But if you take a step back, isn’t it easy to see how offense might legitimately be taken?****
We would like to address each of the points Costas has mentioned and after showing its fraudulent interaction and intent – we would like to set some matters straight.
*”Still the franchise that represents the nation’s capital has maintained its name.” This is simply not true and Bob Costas knows it. Especially in the NFL teams and organizations are far more aligned with the geographic area they represent such as: the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay (WS) Packers, and a few more.
For example it was not long ago that Seattle held all major records regarding sales of it official NFL memorabilia; so many people say “Why”? Look at the competition – nowhere in the states of WA, OR, ID, WY, ND, SD, or MT do they have a professional NFL team therefore, for most fans align themselves with Seattle.
**With all due respect what if the name “Redskins” did not refer to any particular tribe or person whatsoever?
***Is very much like saying that oral tradition is dead. No story-telling, griots, or how brave some person can be.
Sorry Costas all one need to do is look up just a small amount of history to see why both NFL fans and members of the Native American community like and encourage the name. It is very much as I mentioned before, if there are sensitivities to the use of this or any other name the chances are most likely a masquerade of some sort of political correctness — meaning either a political perspective or it is about sensitive change.
The simple truth remains that the “tomahawk chop,” “Seminoles” at FSU, and just about everywhere there is a reference to honor…there will always be a reference to money. At least at the collegiate levels — it is well known that the university mentioned above willfully pays out big money in order to use these names. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins should be expecting that from the mainstream media.
President Obama and House Republicans failed to reach agreement on a six-week extension of the nation’s borrowing authority during a meeting Thursday at the White House, but both sides agreed to keep talking and the Republican offer was seen as a first step toward ending the budget standoff.
Twenty Republicans, led by Speaker John A. Boehner, went to the White House at Mr. Obama’s invitation after a day of fine-tuning their offer to increase the Treasury Department’s authority to borrow money to pay existing obligations through Nov. 22.
In exchange, they sought the president’s commitment to negotiate a deal for long-term deficit reduction and a tax overhaul. Yada, yada, yada, and so be it. Seriously now after all of the President’s complaining with his party in tow one should be careful not to bend over so quickly.
Still, the House Republican offer represented a potentially significant breakthrough. Even if Democrats found fault with the Republicans’ immediate proposal — for example, it would prevent a Treasury secretary from engaging in accounting maneuvers to stave off potential default — it was seen as an opening gambit in the legislative dance toward some resolution before the government is expected to breach its debt limit on Thursday.
Even before the meeting, the White House and its Democratic allies in Congress were all but declaring victory at the evidence that Republicans — suffering the most in polls, and pressured by business allies and donors not to provoke a government default — were seeking a way out of the impasse. We do feel that that alone is bias in reporting.
As for us here at The Contemplative Thinker, we believe that if someone – in this case the Republicans – do not put an end to the ever-raising spending which altruistically means since we [USA] do not have the money the further in debt we get in too. And believe it or not it is ObamaCare – The Affordable Care Act – that is standing smack in the middle of this crisis.
“Americans want Congress to do two things, work together on our national fiscal crisis, and stop Obamacare. It’s time Congress started listening to them” offers Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX).
Additionally, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) states, “The American people do not want Obamacare, and the representatives closest to them have voted not to spend the people’s money on it. If the Democrat-controlled Senate decides not to accept this, then it is their choice to shut down the government.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says, “We’re the House of Representatives. We’re the body that’s supposed to be closer to the people … That’s why when you go home for five weeks and you hear from people that this law is not ready, that has an impact.”
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) asserts, “Obamacare is the most dangerous piece of legislation ever passed in Congress. It is the most existential threat to our economy … since the Great Depression.”
Therefore it is and remains extremely clear that either good or disastrous, it is the President and members of his party that would rather see our nation’s government shut down because of ObamaCare – Anyone, how is this not at glorified ego trip.
Well here we are at day two of the government shut down. We still have gravity, electricity, water,and food. The private sector is still operating. In short, the world goes on without a Federal government.
Apparently there are no negotiations going on to end the shutdown. That the parties do not even sit down and have discussions shows how broken the process is. For this as the leader I blame Obama and no one else.
How can that be? I loved the extreme step of “closing” Mount Rushmore and other National Parks. As if you cannot walk around in the woods if a Federal bureaucrat is not there to guide you. Ridiculous. Or I
cannot go look at a mountain because there is no bureaucrat there to point it out to me?
I do not know how you negotiate this one because there are different factions on both sides of the aisle with different interests. This is really not solely about the next budget. Are you aware that the Obama White House has never submitted a budget?
As we have said so many times before, I think the root of this is Obama acting like a Dictator for 5 years. He shoved Obamacare, a needless HHS mandate for contraception, debt, deficits, and increased government down our throats. Has he not trampled religious liberties with his scheme of enforcement?
Furthermore, he took on significant issues without seeking bipartisan consensus and frankly seemed to consider it a badge of honor he plowed on. All of that is coming home to roost. On any of the above issues, anywhere from 40-60% of the American people oppose the President’s position. I hope this goes on for months, teach us all how to be more self-reliant you selfish pigs born with silver spoons in your mouths. The Affordable Care “ObamaCare” Law is not for you and your staffs. Likewise, with big industry and huge corporations, and soon enough within the unions and therefore education – teachers and administrations will all be exempt just like you.
We believe here that a confessional comes to terms negotiation with the American people is in order – please inform your constituencies why it is that you don’t belong in The Affordable Care Act inclusive of your staffs – while you are at it please prepare for a battery of questions as to the hundreds or thousands of waivers Obama has issued. Oh we’d also like to know just how many waivers have been issued and for what reasons.
You see we are very confused as to how you can reject either the ACA while others get waivers and then what is left over must pay for penalty fee or the ACA premiums.