Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Democrats shopped Foley story to papers

Told ya so.
Democratic campaign operatives pushed newspapers to write about then-Rep.
Mark Foley's e-mails to teenage pages in the hope that a scandal would emerge
before the midterm elections, according to a House ethics report.

Immigration raid linked to ID theft, Chertoff says

More than 1,200 people were arrested for alleged immigration violations in
Tuesday's six-state raid on meat processing plants and about 65 of them face
criminal charges, including identity theft, Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff said today.

Federal officials said Operation Wagon Train netted 1,282 individuals,
the largest such crackdown on illegal immigration at a single worksite.

"This is not only a case about illegal immigration, which is bad
enough," Chertoff said at a news conference in Washington. "It's a case about
identity theft and violation of the privacy rights and the economic rights of
innocent Americans."

He said the cases involved the identify theft of hundreds of

"These individuals suffered very real consequences in their lives," he
said. "These are not victimless crimes."


Others criticized the effect on families or called the raids

"They are taking mothers and fathers and we're really concerned about
the children," said the Rev. Clarence Sandoval of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman
Catholic Church in Logan, Utah. "I'm getting calls from mothers saying they
don't know where their husband was taken," he said.

Contributing: Associated Press

It's more than just ID theft.

Est. # by illegal aliens in the US every day.

12 murders = 4,380 per year
13 drunk driving deaths = 4,745 per year

That is 9,125 deaths per year.

8 children sexually abused = 2,920 per year
100 sex offenders enter illegally = 36,500 each committing 4 offenses = 146,000 per year

It is also estimated that 360,000 children are born to illegal aliens in the US every year and their birth is free because of the status of the parent(s).

Another estimate is that over 270,000 illegal aliens are jailed every year.

These figures are just the tip of the iceberg. It does not include government handouts, social services (yes, they get some), expenditures by social and religious groups that could be going to legal citizens, nor does it include petty crime, accidents nor the cost of trying to maintain our borders nor the daily cost of investigating and attempted capture and judicial costs.

Somtins broken here Rev Sandoval and you're helping it get more brokened.

Kofi Talk

Kofi unkovered. This is why you should read the block head of RPMs.

Nearly 50 years ago, when I arrived in Minnesota as a student fresh from
Africa, I had much to learn. For example, the concept of “connecting flights,”
because I was actually supposed to be going to California.