You just can't make this up. Apparently, ??(?????) ???•??? (President Obama in El chinese-o) and his immigration department are thinking about letting Chinese investors build "China City," a multibillion-dollar spread in the Catskill mountains of New York State.
If approved, every province in China would have an office there and foreign investors funding the development would receive green cards for their $500,000 checks under the EB-5 program designed to lure foreign investment, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative organization staunchly opposed to the project.
???????bu*lsh*t????? (Does anyone else smell the 'BS' stinking up the place!?)
Should we expect to see in the near future, America's very own Fallujah City or Little Pyongyang City?
On the night when House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) hired an adviser who previously helped Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) push for amnesty, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claimed proponents of comprehensive immigration reform had enough votes in the House to pass a pathway to citizenship.
Gutierrez said proponents of amnesty do not need the votes of the many "politicians [who] are reluctant to vote 'yea' on any immigration reform bill because they worry such a vote will cost them in a primary or a general election."
"Every Republican and Democrat who believes immigration reform will hurt their districts can vote 'nay' and we still have 218 votes for the reform this country needs and deserves," Gutierrez wrote in The Hill on Wednesday night.
He again said that he believes "the votes exist in the House" for a bill that "legalizes the undocumented and keeps families together."
Gutierrez has previously claimed that his "Republican friends" have told him that they want to pass comprehensive immigration in everything but name only after President Barack Obama said he would be fine with immigration reform being broken up into pieces so long as all of the pieces pass.
Though House leaders have said they would not go to conference with the existing Senate immigration bill, which passed this year with a pathway to citizenship provision that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of working class Americans, they have not ruled out going to conference on piecemeal pieces of legislation.
Gutierrez wrote that he believes "there is substantial room for compromise on immigration in the next few weeks and certainly the next few months. If it helps you politically to define it as a series of incremental steps and a rejection of the Senate plan, so be it."
Gutierrez claimed, "We harm ourselves every day when we deport 1,100 people. We put U.S. citizen children in foster care or the care of others or we send them out of the country. A generation of kids has grown up with the threat of deportation of mom or dad."
Though Gutierrez continues to emphasize that he believes the votes in the House exist for a pathway to citizenship, Sen. John McCain has indicated that proponents of amnesty will make a final push after the Republican primaries are over and President Barack Obama will reportedly try to start the push for immigration reform again this month.
Cher routinely attacks conservatives with hateful language via her Twitter account, so when she blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin as a "dumb c-word" it was hardly a surprise.
Turns out one of Cher's children wished his mother hadn't debased the political debate with such attacks.
Elijah Blue Allman, the son of Cher and southern rocker Gregg Allman, apologized on behalf of mom via Twitter this week. He addressed the apology to Palin, her daughter Bristol Palin and the governor's brother, Chuck Heath, Jr.
I'd like to apologize to the Palin Family for the ugly remarks &love
Eli Roth is known for his horror projects, from the grisly Hostel to Netflix's spooky original Hemlock Grove.
Now, Roth is one of a trio of horror auteurs behind a new History Channel project focusing on Jesus Christ--the early years.
I’ve learned that the network is finalizing deals for the project, from feature writer Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing). Titled The Lost Years, the drama explores the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. There is very little information about Jesus’ life from about the age of 13, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem he took with his parents, to age 30, when he began his ministry and was baptized by John the Baptist.
The History Channel's The Bible miniseries scored big ratings for the channel, but it was produced by a pair of spiritually strong veterans (Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) and paid respect to the source material. The filmmakers behind the new series bring more experience with gore than matters of faith.
I see that President Obama is going off on "trickle-down" economics and "income inequality" again. Of course, it's an obvious desperation ploy, a frantic effort to change the subject by a nervous politician who thinks he can't lose by playing the class warfare card. Never mind the failure of ObamaCare - somebody out there has a dollar more than you, and Barack the Avenger is going to make them pay!
I suppose this is marginally less obvious than standing on stage and yelling "SQUIRREL!" but it's no less absurd. For one thing, all of this "income inequality" has been getting radically worse under Obama's policies. Are his dead-end supporters ever going to tire of his Empty Chair routine, in which he pretends he just arrived in D.C. yesterday and can't believe the mess he found?
He also tried to make some hay about an "opportunity gap," which is pretty rich coming from the job-slaying President who blew the American workforce back into the mid-1960s... and now seeks to rally political support with a minimum-wage hike, another proven job-killing tactic. Nothing is going to make opportunities for people at the lower end of the income ladder dry up faster than making labor even more expensive.
But let's bet back to the "trickle-down," verbiage, which got Obama's tail wagging after Pope Francis used it. (And here I thought liberals were devoted to the separation of church and state!) It's a magic phrase concocted by liberals to trick their gullible followers into voting themselves into poverty and unemployment. Supposedly the mean old greedy trickle-down conservative economic theory is "give piles of money to rich people, and they'll spend it shopping at the store where you work." The antidote is, of course, punitive liberalism - the misbegotten rage ideology masquerading as economic theory, which posits that government has a duty to punish anyone who appears to be doing too well for themselves, unless they make the proper political contributions.
In order to swallow this "trickle down" bilge, you have to accept the starting premise that all wealth belongs to the State. You have what the State graciously allows you to keep. This makes tax cuts a "gift" or "giveaway" to the people who are unfairly permitted to keep more of their own money. This is the language of masters to servants, not the way elected officials in a constitutionally limited republic talk to their citizens. You don't "earn" anything, serf. Prove yourself loyal, and we will give you what you deserve.
It's also a massive case of psychological projection. What could be more "trickle down" than Obamanomics? Not only are his policies very good to well-connected super-rich people - that's why "income inequality" has been getting worse on his watch, and that's why the stock market is suddenly treated as the only valid indicator of economic success by liberals who used to loathe it - but his statist ideology is precisely premised on the idea of giving all money and property to a small group of super-rich people, the Ruling Class of elite politicians and their private-sector cronies. This wise aristocracy then "trickles down" benefits and jobs to the huddled masses.
Everything Obama believes can be accurately described as "trickle-down." The good of the State is the good of all. A prosperous and rich government creates jobs, makes "investments," bestows benefits, and generally sustains the populace with crumbs from its table. Washington D.C. is now one of the richest cities in America, per capita; in Obama's view, the rest of America exists to service it, and the capital rewards us for our obedience. The Left loves to caricature the Eighties and the Bush years as a big tax-cut party for the rich, but if you want to see a real party held by fat cats who toss around bales of stolen money, I direct you to the District of Columbia under Barack Obama. Check in with the GAO - I hear they throw the best parties. If the Democrats start talking about dividing the rest of the country into "districts" and holding annual games, watch out.
I hate to break it to lovers of "trickle-down" rhetoric, but how else to describe ObamaCare? The whole racket involves seizing money from the middle class and giving it to insurance companies, who are then supposed to trickle insurance benefits onto the rest of us, under the watchful eye of the aristocracy. Those sky-high premiums and huge taxpayer subsidies are a pipeline from the Treasury to the insurance industry. You're compelled by force of law to buy their products. Few of the Evil Rich pilloried in socialist mythology ever had it so good.
An illegal alien from Mexico who previously served an eight-year prison sentence in the U.S. for aggravated criminal sexual assault in Houston, Texas was caught illegally re-entering the United States. Court documents reveal he has previously illegally re-entered the U.S. on multiple occasions, but U.S. authorities are set to simply deport him again without any consequences.
Rolando Esparza-Reyes was referred to in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release by the politically-correct term “undocumented immigrant,” rather than the legal term “illegal alien.” The press release only mentions that Esparza-Reyes had been previously deported and had served an 8-year U.S. prison sentence for aggravated criminal sexual assault he committed in Houston, Texas.
The CBP press release indicated that Esparza-Reyes may simply be deported again: “Esparza-Reyes faces a charge of illegal entry - 8 USC 1326 - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.”
In a telephone interview with Breitbart News, a spokesman for the CPB stated: “He has served his time for his crimes in the U.S., so all we can do is deport him.”
The terminology in the CBP press release was clarified further in a telephone interview I conducted with Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union for U.S. Border Patrol agents who work under the CBP. He stated: “When an order of deportation is reinstated, it’s little more than a glorified voluntary return, resulting in the illegal alien simply being returned back to Mexico without having to see a judge.”
In-depth research on Esparza-Reyes puts his deportation in perhaps a more concerning light. Esparza-Reyes was caught entering the U.S. and was deported prior to 2003. He then re-entered again in 2003 and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. facility for re-entering the country illegally, according to court documents. He was then deported again. He almost immediately illegally re-entered the U.S. and committed the aggravated criminal sexual assault in Houston, Texas for which he was sentenced to prison. After serving an eight-year sentence in the U.S., he almost immediately illegally re-entered the country again and was caught.
An email was sent to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concerning the new information discovered about Esparza-Reyes. The questions submitted pertained to whether the agency had considered the risk to U.S. citizens that this convicted sexual predator poses — especially considering his clear intention to continue illegally re-entering the U.S. I also inquired as to why illegally re-entering deserved an 18-month sentence in 2003 but now only results in a deportation. No response has been received from the CBP at the time of this article’s publication.
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Despite the fact emerging that the number of Iran’s centrifuges exploded on Barack Obama’s watch, Secretary of State John Kerry has laid out the two-step Obama plan for selling the nuclear deal with Iran to the public. First, assert that the number of centrifuges Iran possesses forced the P5+1 nations to cede Iran the right to enrich uranium, even though there have been many U.N. Security Council resolutions declaring the Iran’s enrichment illegal. Second, assert that the vast growth of centrifuges is George W. Bush’s fault for not accepting a 2003 deal with Iran.
On November 24, Kerry told a news conference, "In 2003, when the Iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges. That offer was not taken. Subsequently, sanctions came in, and today there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing."
One problem for the ever-truthful Kerry: Fox News reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , the Arms Control Association, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Federation of American Scientists all agree that most of the centrifuges built by Iran occurred during the Obama Administration. In late 2007 Iran had roughly 3,000 centrifuges. Reasonable assumptions would place the number of centrifuges Iran could build in the waning era of Bush’s presidency at slightly less than double that number, placing the total at about 5,000.
That means of the 19,000 centrifuges Iran possesses, almost 75% of them were installed during the Barack Obama era. Experts say that 10,000 of them are already enriching uranium to low levels.
But don’t lay the blame for any of this on the Obama Administration, according to Truth-Teller-About-Vietnam Kerry. He told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos:
In 2003, Iran made an offer to the Bush administration that they would, in fact, do major things with respect to their program. They had 164 centrifuges. Nobody took that [deal] -- nothing has happened. Therefore, here we are in 2013 -- they have 19,000 centrifuges and they're closer to a weapon. You cannot sit there and pretend that you're just going to get the thing you want while they continue to move towards the program that
Kerry plans to testify before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Dec. 10, the same committee to which he lied about Vietnam in 1971. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki wouldn’t confirm exactly how many centrifuges were installed on Barack Obama’s watch, saying, "We have not questioned the fact that Iran has made progress on enrichment and on developing a nuclear weapon. That's one of the reasons why we stepped up sanctions over the past couple of years. I think what we're focused on at this point is the fact that we're now at a point where we are halting and rolling back the progress of their program and we're working towards a comprehensive agreement to bring an end to it."
Finally someone is saying what needed to be said about this phony notion of "Hispanic Outreach." Jorge Bonilla, who is running for Congress in Florida's 9th Congressional district against Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, just posted a video on his website, in which he address "Hispanic Outreach."
Here is what is posted on the Bonilla for Congress website:
During the Solavita Republican Club's annual winter dinner in Polk County, Florida, in which Republican Congressional candidate, Jorge Bonilla, gave the keynote address, he was asked what he would do about reaching out to the growing Hispanic voting bloc during the Q & A portion of program.
Here is Bonilla answer to the question:
I now longer use the term "Hispanic outreach," in anything related to my campaign. We talk about inclusion.
We remind individuals that the reason we came to America is because something back home wasn't working. -Jorge Bonilla
Bonilla added that the Democratic Party and President Obama embodied everything that Hispanics left behind when they immigrated to the United States.
The Democratic Party and the institutional left in this country, embodies most, if not all of those things that people left behind when they came here. The problem is that in the absence of leadership, people will revert back to what is familiar, we saw it in the 2012 election.
President Obama embodies everything, everything that the Puerto Rican community left behind. Sweet talking, big government liberal, who promises everything under the sun, and does not have the means to cash the check that he just wrote with his mouth.-Jorge Bonilla
Everyone wonders why Hispanics vote Democratic, even as Bonilla said, their leftist policies are exactly the kind of policies Hispanics fled from when the immigrated to the United States.
After working feverishly to reelect Barack Obama by, among other things, covering up the truth about ObamaCare until after the election and vetting Mitt Romney's garage during, it is obvious that BuzzFeed is now switching gears to feverishly elect Hillary Clinton. BuzzFeed has eagerly joined the rest of the media in this creepy cult of personality around The Woman (Politico is still the creepiest), and in order to do so, BuzzFeed is -- and certainly not for the first time -- showing no interest in truth or context.
Instead of vetting what they chose to disseminate from something called The Representation Project, the left-wing BuzzFeed just went ahead and published as fact a YouTube that makes it look as though Fox News's Andy Levy made the serious claim that throughout history "women haven't done that much." Below is the video BuzzFeed posted. Levy can be seen at the 1:50 mark:
But if you watch the full "Red Eye" segment, which is posted here, it is glaringly obvious that Levy was being sarcastic. And if you are at all familiar with Levy's work, you know that sarcasm is an art form he has perfected. The fact that Levy was being sarcastic is not even arguable. It is fact.
The YouTube out-and-out smears Levy, and by extension so does BuzzFeed.
If past is prologue, though, BuzzFeed will either ignore their smear or claim it's all good in a dismissive har-har post titled The Truth Behind The Video That Smeared Andy Levy.
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