Published June 17, 2010
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expressed outrage Thursday over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments that the Obama administration will sue over Arizona’s controversial immigration law — and Brewer said she’s ready for a fight.
Clinton said in an interview with a TV station in Ecuador that the Obama administration “will be bringing” suit against Arizona for its immigration law, though the Justice Department for weeks has said that the issue is still under review.
“What a disappointment,” Brewer told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, saying she was shocked the administration would make such an announcement on foreign TV without giving Arizona officials the news first. Her office hadn’t heard from the administration as of Thursday evening.
“We are not going to back away from this issue,” Brewer said. “We are going to pursue it, we’re going to be very aggressive,” Brewer said. “We’ll meet them in court … And we will win.”
She added: “The population of America agrees with Arizona.”
June 17, 2010 | Categories: Constitution, Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, War on Terror | Tags: AZ will win!, big burden on state, Brewer: "We Will Win", controversial immigration law, drug trafficking, Gov. Jan Brewer, Hillary Clinton, human trafficking, immigration, it's our state, lawsuit over AZ law, not part of Mexico!, ready for a fight | 2 Comments »
By Diane Macedo
Published June 16, 2010
YouTube video promoting the Khilafah Conference 2010 has more than 13,000 views.
They’re back. A radical Islamist group critics say has links to Al Qaeda is gearing up to host its second annual U.S. recruiting event.
The group, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, which is committed to establishing a caliphate, or international Islamic empire, kicked up controversy in Chicago last year with its first U.S. conference, “Fall of Capitalism & Rise of Islam.”
June 17, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Foreign Policy, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, War on Terror | Tags: Hizb ut-Tahrir, MAJOR RECRUITMENT DRIVE, muslim extremists, National Security, radical islamist group, returning to Chicago, Time Square Bomber, War on Terror | Leave A Comment »
June 17, 2010 – 4:49 PM | by: Meredith Orban
In an 8-0 decision, the nations highest court ruled that beach renourishment along the Florida Panhandle does not amount to a taking of private property. When the state deems a stretch of beach “critically eroded” it brings in new sand to replenish the beach in an effort to protect against storm damage. The problem, as several waterfront property owners saw it, is that the newly created beach is public property. So, according to landowners, what was once private waterfront property now stops at the beach and the waterfront is public. In an April ”It’s Your Land” Fox News investigation before the ruling, landowner Linda Cherry from nearby Destin, Florida said, “We want to be able to keep our beach; it’s what we paid for, it’s what is described in our deeds… When we buy property on the beach we assume that Mother Nature might take our backyard. We don’t expect the government to take our backyard.”
The Supreme Court Justices disagreed with Cherry’s viewpoint and today rejected the challenge to the state’s beach renourishment program brought by six Walton County property owners. In a statement Kent Safriet and Richard Brightman, attorneys for the homeowners, wrote “We are deeply disappointed by today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling and we are fearful that it will lead to more incidences of government unfairly taking private property away from hard working citizens.” Calling private property rights “the cornerstone of our society’s prosperity and freedom,” the two vow to “continue to work tirelessly to protect private property from governmental tyranny.”
June 17, 2010 | Categories: Constitution, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, Private Sector (Free Enterprise), The Economy | Tags: Florida panhandle, it's your land, landowners, property rights, Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court | Leave A Comment »
Two big new twists on anniversary of IG firing
6:19 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2010
One year to the day after illegally firing AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin, the Obama administration is scrambling to ward off further embarrassments related to the case. On Friday, Mr. Walpin’s lawsuit for reinstatement moved forward another step. For this tempest to be raging a full year later shows how badly the administration botched the situation from the start.
On June 11, 2009, President Obama fired Mr. Walpin without explanation to Congress despite having co-sponsored a law as senator that required such an explanation before an inspector general could be dismissed. The most public dispute between the administration and Mr. Walpin involved the IG’s efforts to sanction Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and self-proclaimed friend of the first couple, for a series of ethical and financial improprieties in Mr. Johnson’s use of AmeriCorps grants.
On June 9, 2010, The Washington Times broke the story that AmeriCorps’ parent, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), ignored its own sanctions against Mr. Johnson for infractions admitted by the mayor by featuring him in an honored speaking slot at the upcoming National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 28 through 30 in New York. By June 11 – the anniversary of the firing – CNCS executives made a series of frantic phone calls that resulted in Mr. Johnson being scrubbed from the list of speakers and removed from the website. The remaining questions are: Who invited Mr. Johnson in the first place, and why?
June 17, 2010 | Categories: Constitution, Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism | Tags: CNCS, Gerald Walpin, IG firing, new twists, one year ago, Walpin-gate, Washington Times | 1 Comment »
posted at 10:12 am on June 17, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Why did Barack Obama lay an egg with his Oval Office speech this week? Most people assume that his failure to give any specifics on fixing the problem, his attempts to leverage the spill for his policy agenda, and his empty promises of yet another commission and a “czar” painted Obama as an empty suit far out of his depth. CNN has a different analysis of Obama’s failure — that we’re out of his depth:
President Obama’s speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.
Tuesday night’s speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.
Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence “added some difficulty for his target audience,” Payack said.
June 17, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, Jobs, Private Sector (Free Enterprise), Public Sector (Government), The Economy, The Environment | Tags: Americans too stupid, CNN, corruption, Ed Morrissey, freedom stealers, genius speech, HotAir, just speeches, just words, no action, Obama, or somthing, power grabbers, socialists-Alinsky tactics | Leave A Comment »
The Greatest Ecological Disaster In The History of The United States And Obama Tells Us We Need Windmills [Reader Post]
Posted by: Skookum @ 8:39 am, June 17, 2010
The Gulf Oil Spill has at least allowed Obama to make good on one of his campaign promises: he has managed to unite the country, the country is now more united than it has been in years; of course, we are united against the foolish Progressive Agenda of the Clown in Chief. Even the most dedicated Socialists and the most fervent Obama ideologues are realizing that Obama has neither the ability nor the experience to guide a country through this disaster or any other emergency. Rather than seeking solutions to our immediate problems, he is advancing the energy agenda that he has been behind since day one; an energy program that is detrimental to the integrity of our economy and our way of life.
June 17, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, The Economy, The Environment | Tags: Barack Obama, BP Oil Spill, Clown in Chief, Culture of Corruption, Disasters, don't let a good crisis go to waste, economy, environment, foolish president, Jones Act NOT waived, Most Americans Reject Socialism, obama wants to ruin economy, obama's katrina, Oil, politics, Progressive Agenda, STOP OBAMA--NOW!, weak president, windmills | 1 Comment »