ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday predicted that Congress won’t pass legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration system until next year because it will be consumed with federal budget negotiations this fall.
Speaking in downtown Atlanta, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee also predicted the House will pass several immigration bills, unlike the Senate, which passed one comprehensive bill in June.
“Immigration reform is not going to be at the front of the stack,” Barbour predicted about Congress’ focus in the fall. “I do think it will go over into next year.”
TEA PARTY TRIBUNE | facebook blackoutEnforcing set rules in an arbitrary fashion is referred to as ‘selective enforcement’ and the Facebook gods are probably more guilty of this action than anyone else on the internet. With ‘selective enforcement’ being recognized as a sign of tyranny…an abuse of power…because it allows certain ‘select’ people to adjudicate so-called justice only when they so choose and to whom they so choose, the Facebook gods have now elevated ‘selective enforcement’ to an art form.
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WICHITA, KAN. — There’s a “better than even” chance that a Kansas native being considered for sainthood was buried in a national cemetery in Hawaii alongside hundreds of other Allied prisoners during the Korean War who were buried there in 1954, a senior Pentagon analyst said.
Father Emil Kapaun, an Army chaplain from Pilsen, Kan., died of starvation and disease in a North Korean prison camp in May 1951, according to fellow prisoners of war, The Wichita Eagle reported. Chinese Army guards buried him in a shallow unmarked grave, the POWs reported, and the Army always assumed his remains were there.
Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis | WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced August 16 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Indianapolis.
USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17, will be the fourth ship to bear the name. A previous Indianapolis (CA 35) is best known for its role in World War II, where it operated from Pearl Harbor and throughout the Pacific escorting convoys and attacking enemy submarines.
Indianapolis’ service ended when it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo minutes after midnight July 30, 1945. Only 317 of the 1,196 sailors serving aboard the ship survived after five days afloat in the Pacific Ocean. Indianapolis earned 10 battle stars for the ship’s distinguished World War II service.
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LAHT | MEXICO CITY – More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday.
The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters.
“We have an average of nine groups” of community police, with each one made up of 12 women who will work in the daytime in the neighborhoods of Xaltianguis, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the resort city of Acapulco, Jimenez said.
The women will be trained in the use of firearms and carry the same weapons as men, Jimenez said.
The vigilante group has only about 80 firearms and the weapons are rotated among members, Jimenez said.
WASHINGTON TIMES | To someone living on the coasts, the fight in Colorado over gun control — often called by its repackaged name, “gun violence” — might be hard to understand. Restrictions on gun-magazine capacities and background checks for all gun transfers might sound benign. So how could it lead to the first recall elections in the state’s history?
Colorado has more guns than people. More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed-carry permits, so people here largely know how guns actually work. Consequently, we are less likely to be rattled from the emotional spin of anti-gun hysteria. We know guns that look “mean” aren’t actually military machine guns, that they function like any other semi-automatic gun (pull the trigger once and only one bullet comes out), that the ammunition they use isn’t “high-powered,” and so on.
We also know the pain of mass shootings better than most communities. We suffered and grieved over the Columbine High School shooting more than a decade ago. That horror put us through the emotional “blame the gun” gambit. However, when the grieving was done, and with the wisdom that comes from perspective, we learned that mental health maladies were at the center of the carnage.
• Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies on guns, energy — WASHINGTON TIMES
BREITBART | A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies found that 57.5 million working-age Americans are either unemployed or currently out of the labor market, a figure that matches what some estimate to be the number of immigrant workers that would be brought into the country by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.
“The number of working-age (16 to 65) native-born Americans who are not working — unemployed or out of the labor market — stood at 57.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, a figure that has barely budged in the last three years,” CIS’s Steven Camarota wrote. “Partly on the grounds that there are not enough workers in the United States, the Gang of Eight Immigration bill (S.744) that recently passed the Senate would double future legal immigration.”
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IRISH CENTRAL | Boston’s undocumented Irish immigrants continue to push for a comprehensive immigration bill that will grant a path to citizenship for the estimated 10,000 Irish immigrants in the city, despite the House Republicans rejection of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in July.
“We’ve sent busloads of Irish to Washington,” said Kieran O’Sullivan, immigration and citizenship advisor at Dorchester’s Irish Pastoral Center, told WGBH News.
O’Sullivan added that the Irish may help to bridge the gap of the “us versus them” mentality towards Hispanic immigrants in the immigration debate, and that for the Irish, being white, native English speakers removes many of the barriers to cultural assimilation that other immigrants often encounter.
DC GUNS & GEAR | As stunning revelations from the deepening scandals at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continue to draw headlines, it is clear that the targeting of groups for their belief in the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution could easily spread to Americans who cherish the Second Amendment.
Lost in much of the media coverage of IRS bullying tactics against “tea party” and “patriot” groups is the substance and breadth of the intrusion of federal IRS agents, marked by demands for highly detailed and private information.
Mind you, these targeted groups, approaching 300 in number, had applied for tax-exempt status—the same corporate designation governing the National Rifle Association—so that they could better exercise their First Amendment rights to assemble, speak out and educate.
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THE HILL | Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House Republicans are coming under increasing pressure to create a special investigative panel ahead of the one-year anniversary of the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
A group of special forces veterans has spent $5,800 for three giant billboards scheduled to go up in Boehner’s district this week, and another conservative group plans to hold a daylong commemoration at the steps of the Capitol on Sept. 11.
“If 4 Members of Congress were KILLED in Benghazi would we have a Watergate-style Select Committee today?” ask the billboards, which feature photos of Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “Demand Justice for Benghazi.”
The billboards, sponsored by Special Operations Speaks, call on lawmakers to sign a discharge petition forcing a vote on legislation from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) that would create a select committee.
Boehner is the main obstacle to the legislation, which would take power away from the lawmakers he has placed at the helm of committees with oversight over the State Department and U.S. foreign policy.
BY BRENDA WALKER | VDARE | Mexicans who illegally grow marijuana in California and elsewhere in the US are not like the hippie farmers of Mendocino County who tend their plants with organic values. Nope, the Mexicans use poisonous chemicals from their homeland that are illegal here because of their danger to public health.
A recent bust by the California Fish and Game found a typically toxic pot patch east of San Jose, the third-largest city in the state. The grow of 8,000 plants was located on a stream that feeds Coyote Creek, a water source for the city. One of the Mexican chemicals found was Furadan, a teaspoon of which can kill a person.
Meanwhile, we citizens are urged to celebrate America’s increasing diversity, which in reality means Mexicanization. (See video.)
NRO | Those searching for tangible signs that Chris Christie is preparing himself for something bigger than Drumthwacket need look no further than to the comical events of last Friday, on which day Christie vetoed his own gun-control bill. Why else would a man who has one of the worst Second Amendment records in the country choose to go against New Jersey’s political grain in order to kill a measure that he himself had argued for?
Christie used his conditional veto to water down to the vanishing point two proposals that had passed the state’s legislature by comfortable margins. The first of these would have linked gun purchases with legal records on a digital “smart card” available to a number of state agencies, required all New Jerseyans to undergo training before they could own a firearm, and banned all private sales of firearms. Effectively gutting the bill, Christie argued that the requisite technology for smart cards did not exist and that the training and sales provisions were too draconian. A second bill would have banned all future sales of .50-caliber rifles and confiscated those already owned in the state. This one Christie vetoed outright.
• New Jersey Second Amendment Society comments on Christie’s veto of gun control legislation – DC GUNS & GEAR
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FOX NEWS LATINO | New York – Two men smuggled nearly 260 firearms into New York City over the past year by hiding them in luggage they carried on cheap buses from North and South Carolina, police said.
The bust is considered the largest gun seizure in the city in recent memory.
An undercover city police officer posing as a gun broker brought 254 weapons from the two men in dozens of transactions since last year. One of the guns, a disassembled assault rifle, was transported in a girlfriend’s zebra-striped bag, authorities said.
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DENVER POST | A new ad opposing the recall of Senate President John Morse over gun control legislation features an Army veteran talking about the Colorado Springs Democrat’s support for the military.
“I am proud to stand up for John Morse because he stood up for veterans and he stood up for our community,” says Holly Flores, who served 8.5 years in the military and whose husband is an Iraq War veteran.
The ad, from VoteVets Action Fund, began running today on broadcast TV and will air for eight days. VoteVets is registered as a nonpartisan group, but it has been linked to Democratic candidates and progressive causes.
Separate recall elections for Morse and fellow Democratic Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo on Sept. 10 have been a bonus for TV stations in that market, which normally sees little political advertising in the off years.
In Morse’s El Paso County Senate District, voters will be asked whether he should be recalled and who should relace him. So far, only one candidate, Republican Bernie Herpin, is on the ballot.
Last week, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association endorsed Herpin and urged voters to recall Morse, although he is a a former police chief in Fountain.