Commies in Bed With Illegals?

Dan at Riehl World View brings up a good point, where has the MSM been in promoting all these pro-immigrant protests?

Probably backing off after they noticed some communist groups offering their support to the immigrants/illegals. Donkey Cons has some history on these groups and a little about how they feel on this whole illegal immigration issue. Interesting…

Post kindly linked at Mudville Gazette.

Bush: No Amnesty, No Mass Deportation

I was impressed with President Bush’s speech lastnight. He did’t get out of it though without looking like a jackass, thanks to CNN. CNN cut to his rehersal speech for some reason, Bush was in mid-sentence then stopped to look over at an advisor or something before CNN left the video feed. Expose The Left has video of the error made by CNN.

Anyway, Bush made some great points in his speech lastnight. I watched most of it, although I missed the first 5 minutes or so. He’s basically attempting to make it nearly impossible for businesses to hire illegals. Along with that, a beefed up border patrol force will add security to the mexican-american border.

The National Guard has 6000 troops en-route to the border. There was footage on the local news lastnight of illegals getting all upset about National Guard troops being deployed. They claim we’re militarizing the mexican border. Sorry guys, but that’s not the case. The National Guard is there to provide support to border patrol. Bush specifically said lastnight that the National Guard wouldn’t play a role in directly enforcing laws. Any laws being enforced will still be done so by the border patrol, not the Guard.

Bush’s plan is pretty viable, from what I can tell. There’s no way we can deport 11 million illegals, it’s just not a possibility, although I wish it were. Those who are currently working illegally in the United States will have to go through all the legal channels before they’re “legal” to work. How many of them will do so? Not many probably. Richard at Hyscience doesn’t think Bush’s plan is so great, it’s too little too late for him.

None of this will work without participation from the entire business community. And the business community needs help from the government. Document fraud is everywhere. There’s currently no way for a company to prove that the documents given to them haven’t been forged. This is where the bio-metric cards Bush mentioned lastnight come into play. A fingerprint can’t be forged, not easily anyway.

I’m thankful we’re where we currently are on this immigration debate. I, for one, had doubts we would even reach this point. It’s clear drastic changes need to be made to our immigration policies. If not that, then we need to at least start policing our border with Mexico. I think we’re on the right path though, Bush’s plan is achievable and provides the means to enforce what illegals do once inside the country. Let’s face it, there’s always going to be a steady supply of illegals flowing from Mexico to the U.S. Hopefully this won’t open up an even more deadly black market in which illegals are traded back and forth…

As you can expect, lots of coverage on this topic coming from the blogosphere. Blogs with posts on this topic include:
Decision ’08
Riehl World View
Stop the ACLU
The Political Pit Bull
Pundit Guy
California Conservative (w/ fact sheet)
Outside The Beltway
Expose The Left (has video)
Confederate Yankee
Iowa Voice
WizBang!
Flopping Aces
DiggersRealm

Woodward Apologizes, Cheney Speaks

This is just getting silly now. I say just quit now and forget anything ever happened. There will be no end, there will be no conclusion. There’ll always be someone who’s not talking. Bob Woodward says he knew of Valerie Plame a month before Libby supposedly leaked her identity. It’s kinda hard for Libby to be the source of the leak when others knew of it before he had a chance to “leak.”

Bob Woodward apologized to The Washington Post yesterday for failing to reveal for more than two years that a senior Bush administration official had told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame, even as an investigation of who disclosed her identity mushroomed into a national scandal.

Woodward, an assistant managing editor and best-selling author, said he told Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. that he held back the information because he was worried about being subpoenaed by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special counsel leading the investigation.

“I apologized because I should have told him about this much sooner,” Woodward, who testified in the CIA leak investigation Monday, said in an interview. “I explained in detail that I was trying to protect my sources. That’s job number one in a case like this.”


No shit ya shoulda spoke up earlier. I can understand where he’s coming from though. I can’t say that I’d be too enthused about revealing new information in an investigation of that magnitude. I’d probably keep my mouth shut too, but this isn’t about me. Scott at ScrappleFace thinks special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald may be close to discovering who told Valerie Plame that she was an undercover CIA agent. Could it be Woodward? Sure, I don’t see why not. heh.

Don Surber is happy to see Dick Cheney speak out against the various lies about the Bush administration produced by those mostly in the democratic party. It’s definately a good thing to see. If I were in control I’d be out there blasting these guys all the time, Bush and Cheney have been too quiet until recently. From Don Surber:

Sixty years ago, such a speech would not be necessary. People understood the need to put partisanship aside and to rally behind our troops. In Vietnam, I was told by many that they would support the military if our nation were ever attacked.
That too has now been proved to be a lie.

Reuters via Yahoo News on Cheney’s speech:

“The president and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone — but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history,” said Cheney, a principal architect of the war and a focus of Democratic allegations the administration misrepresented intelligence on Iraq’s weapons program.

Cheney said the suggestion Bush or any member of the administration misled Americans before the war “is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city.”

“Some of the most irresponsible comments have, of course, come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing force against
Saddam Hussein,” he said in a speech to the conservative Frontiers of Freedom Institute.

Way to go Mr. Vice President. Get right at the heart of the matter and try not to offend anyone. The Washington Post has a little on the speech by Cheney now too.

Lots of blog coverage on Woodward:
Ace of Spades HQ
Michelle Malkin
Outside The Beltway
Wizbang
Big Brass Blog
Decision ’08
NewsBusters

And blogs on Cheney:
The Belgravia Dispatch
Just One Minute
Michelle Malkin
Pundit Guy

This post is linked at Cao’s Blog, Jo’s Cafe, Euphoric Reality, The Political Teen, TMH’s Bacon Bits and Stop the ACLU.

Hey, Detainee! Gimme Those Rights!

The Senate has voted 49 to 42 on an amendment to a military budget bill that will strip some rights currently retained by detainees. These detainees are detainees for a reason, they shouldn’t get rights the average prisoner gets. From the NYT:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 – The Senate voted Thursday to strip captured “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of the principal legal tool given to them last year by the Supreme Court when it allowed them to challenge their detentions in United States courts.

The vote, 49 to 42, on an amendment to a military budget bill by Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, comes at a time of intense debate over the government’s treatment of prisoners in American custody worldwide, and just days after the Senate passed a measure by Senator John McCain banning abusive treatment of them.

If approved in its current form by both the Senate and the House, which has not yet considered the measure but where passage is considered likely, the law would nullify a June 2004 Supreme Court opinion that detainees at Guantánamo Bay had a right to challenge their detentions in court.


What the hell? It’s more upsetting to me that these criminals have these sorts of rights. Gotta love sucking up to the enemy. And from WAPO:

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he also faces some resistance from Senate colleagues and the White House as he considers whether to try attaching his proposal to a defense bill the Senate is debating this week. Senators could vote on the proposal as early as Thursday.

“What I object to is criminalizing the war. Enemy combatants, POWs have never had access to federal court before,” said Graham, a 20-year Air Force lawyer.

Well put Senator Graham. It only makes sense that we shouldn’t allow the enemy access to our federal court system. They have no place being there, their place is in prison. No doubt the ACLU will throw a fit. Many liberal bloggers are already whining and crying for the rights of these criminals and murders. Before we know it we’ll be forced to grant these people citizenship within the United States. I’m sure the ACLU would be happy with that.

We’re at war. Allowing prisoners, who are fighting for the opposing side, to appeal their cases is totally bogus and goes against all basic logic.

Others blogging:
Michelle Malkin
Stop the ACLU
Say Anything

Linked at The Political Teen and Mudville Gazette.

Shut Your Hole Harry

Harry Reid’s feelings must have really gotten hurt. Could he be any more of a baby? I don’t feel I need an apology Harry. Bush didn’t do anything to me or anyone else, why should he apologize for the actions of others? True, he’s got control over who’s in what positions, but he has no control over their individual actions once they’re there.

An apology is fine. Should Bush apologize, I won’t hold it against him. Harry Reid thinks of Bush as a a god-like figure, otherwise he wouldn’t want an apology from Bush for actions of those under him.

From WaPo:

Reid said Bush should pledge not to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff who was indicted Friday on five charges relating to statements he made to the FBI and a grand jury investigating the leak of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

He took aim at Rove, whose actions were probed by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald. Rove is reportedly still under investigation.

“I think Karl Rove should step down,” Reid said about the White House deputy chief of staff. “Here is a man who the president said if he was involved, if anyone in the administration was involved, out they would go. Anybody who is involved in this, they’re gone.”

What a damn idiot. It’s a witch-hunt. Only the witch is specifically Karl Rove. Dems obviously aren’t satisfied with Libby being indicted, they don’t even acknowledge that Libby was the one that was indicted, not Rove. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure they’re perfectly happy Libby got indicted, it’s just that he wasn’t their most prized target.

PunditGuy has a whole bunch of thoughts and other commentary from various publications.

Other coverage coming from Real Teen- Right on the Right, The Political Teen, Don Surber, and Jo’s Cafe.

This post was kindly linked by the following: Euphoric Reality, Cao’s Blog, and Mudville Gazette, Wizbang, and Random Numbers.

UPDATE: The Political Teen has video of Reid on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”.