Obama’s Solution To Secure Our Borders: After Months of Delay – 30 National Guard Troops Will Arrive In Arizona Monday – But They Won’t Have Any Law Enforcement Authority…

McAuley’s World Comment:Read it and weep …. Thankfully the November election is only 60 days away … What a “spin job” …

 Guard troops to deploy to Arizona border on Monday

PHOENIX – The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won’t have any law enforcement authority.About 30 troops will start their jobs on the border Monday, and waves of more troops will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are expected to be on the Arizona border by the end of September. In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard

Shhh ... but They Won’t Have Any Law Enforcement Authority…

 troops to boost security along the border…. [120 days to deploy 30 troops who are reporting on station without the authority necessary to do the job … what a Commander … what a Leader …  you’ve heard the old saying, “Never send a Community Organizer to do a man’s job …]

The troops will be “extra eyes and ears” for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, and though they will have guns for self-defense, they will not have the authority to arrest anyone, said Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo. [Exactly what are the “rules of engagement” – see the first video below]

He said if troops spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol, whose agents would make the arrest.

The troops will be stationed in the desert at “strategic locations” along the border, he said, but did not provide specifics.

Mario Escalante, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector, said the troops will use binoculars, night-vision equipment, remote cameras and computers to conduct surveillance on the border, and will have radios to communicate with Border Patrol agents.

They’ll be set up at high points in various locations in the desert, he said.

Read the full story here:  

Remember this account of our National Guard being “detailed” to the border without proper authorization … without proper “Rules of Engagement” … the 6000 National Guard Troops mentioned in this report were sent home by Obama’s Atttorney General Holder almost two years ago …come Monday their 30 replacements will arrive …

and this report

We need an Administration that will be serious about securing our borders … Vote in November …

Obama On Border Patrol

Rise of Freedom: Bringing Life to Ground Zero – First Trees for Ground Zero Memorial Park Start Journey

August 27, 2010 – 2:30 PM

by: Meredith Orban

On Friday, 10 of the 416 trees destined for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will begin their journey to Ground Zero.

“Today is D-Day for us.  It’s the magical day,” said Ronaldo Vega, the Director of Design for the 9/11 Memorial.

Vega spoke as workers from Environmental Design, the contractor responsible for the trees, loaded the thirty-foot trees on to forklifts and carefully hoisted them on to flatbeds.

Artist Rendering Ground Zero Memorial Park

The Swamp White Oak trees have been growing in a Millstone Township, New Jersey nursery since 2007.  They’ll make the 60-mile trip up the New Jersey Turnpike, over the George Washington Bridge to the Henry Hudson Parkway and down the west side of Manhattan before they’re planted at the memorial site tomorrow morning.  A total of sixteen will be planted this weekend.

Artist Rendering of 8 Acre Memorial Park At Ground Zero

After the September 11th attacks, Vega was one of the managers of the recovery and rescue effort at Ground Zero.

“It was a mass grave,” he said, “We’re going to turn it into a place where living things are and where future generations can enjoy life and remember. They’ll always remember what took place there.”Vega says the trees are symbolic in many ways.

“They speak of rebirth, how they die and come back every season.  They breathe just like we do,” he said.

The selection process was significant as well.

“The trees were harvested from the states where the attacks took place.  So, even the trees speak of the trauma that took place on 9/11.”

Trauma aside, Vega says this is a day of hope.  This is, “the first life on the plaza.  This is it.  This means we’ve come back… That’s what these trees represent. They’re the bridge between that horrible day and our rebirth.”

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/08/27/bringing-life-to-ground-zero/

Ground Zero Memorial Pool - Victim's Names Will Be Inscribed Around The Pool

 

The Ground Zero Mosque Question: How far away is far enough … to build a Mosque at Ground Zero …

The Ground Zero Imam – Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf; The Wrong Man, The Wrong Mosque, The Wrong Place, The Wrong Time…

Defense Department Rejects 4 States’ Military Voter Plans, Grants 5 States Waivers

Serviceman Casting His Ballot - Every vote counts

The Department of Defense announced Friday that it was denying four states’ requests to waive requirements of a law intended to protect the voting rights of military personnel overseas, but five other states were granted exemptions because their alternative accommodations were deemed adequate.

The states denied exemptions to the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act were Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Waivers were granted to Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Washington.

The MOVE Act requires states to send absentee ballots to military and overseas voters covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act no later than 45 days before an election for federal office starting with this fall’s elections, election. In accordance with the MOVE Act, states are allowed to apply for a waiver from the 45-day ballot requirement.

U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said the department was working with those denied to bring them into compliance. The department will file lawsuits against any state that doesn’t voluntarily comply, she said.

The Wisconsin board that regulates elections issued a statement saying it was committed to ensuring all military and overseas voters fully participate in elections and will begin working immediately with the DOJ to work out what steps to take next.

Wisconsin election director Kevin Kennedy said before the decision was handed down that a denial would not change how the state holds its Sept. 14 primary. Under the new federal law, ballots to members of the military and others living overseas have to be sent 45 days before the Nov. 2 election.

Wisconsin and other states with August and September primaries sought the waiver saying they don’t have enough

Casting a Ballot from Bagram Afghanistan

time to formalize the ballot and get it sent to those voters by the Sept. 18 deadline.

Minnesota and Vermont responded to the law by moving their Sept. 14 primaries back to August. Maryland initially asked for a waiver for its Sept. 14 primary, but then determined it could get the ballots to military and overseas voters before the election.

The head of a nonprofit group that advocates for military and overseas voters said the 45-day requirement under the law isn’t that big of an issue because all states can e-mail ballots to voter.

The 45-day requirement was the worst-case scenario for how long it would take a ballot to be sent and returned by mail, said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, president and of the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Of those that requested a waiver, three have already had their primaries — Colorado on Aug. 10, Washington on Aug. 17 and Alaska on Aug. 24. Six of them are on Sept. 14 — Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. The Virgin Islands’ primary is Sept. 11 and Hawaii’s is Sept. 18.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/27/dod-grants-states-waivers-military-voting-law/

McAuley’s World Comments:

According to Real Clear Politics, 3 of the 10 States requesting “MOVE Act Waivers”, to authorize the State’s non-compliance with the law, have political races that at present are projected as “to close to call”. Those 3 states are Wisconsin, Colorado and Maryland. Remember that past U.S. Senate races in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been decided by a handful of votes … in Minnesota we have the most recent and infamous stolen election to the U.S. Senate … and in Wisoconsin more votes were cast in Milwaukee then there were registered voters … Contact your elected officials and demand action … See if you can question your elected officials about this outrage at their public campaign appearances …  http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml      

US Troops Vote in Iraq

Task Force Finds More Ballots Cast Than Registered Voters  –  

“MILWAUKEE — A task force that was investigating possible voter fraud in Milwaukee released its findings Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic said investigators found more than 4,500 ballots were cast in Milwaukee than registered voters in the Nov. 2 election. But he said they have not found any pattern of conspiracy to commit fraud. Investigators also found more than 100 instances of suspected double-voting and more than 200 felons who voted improperly. No one has been charged, but the investigation continues.”  http://www.wisn.com/politics/4472834/detail.html 

I’d like to point out that we never have a 100% voter turnout – during the record breaking turnout that elected Barrack Obama only 63% of registered voters cast ballots:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_turnout / http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html#axzz0xkU5FT7Y

Why is this significant? In Miwaukee 11 people voted for every 10 registered voters. (Roughly 45,000 registered voters with 50,000  ballots cast). The article sited above notes that their was no “evidence of intentional fraud”. This is simply laughable … With 60 years of U.S. voting statistics to work with, it should have been readily apparent that there is no other conclusion to reach but that massive voter fraud took place. There is zero probability that Milwaukee suddenly achieved a 100% voter turnout when no community in the United States has ever been able to do so … not one, ever… not even in the record year of 2008 …. In that record breaking year when Barrack Obama was elected we had a 60% voter turnout, or 6 in 10 registered voters turned out to cast ballots … so lets assume that Milwaukee had a 60 percent turn out … 6 out of 10 voters … Then how do we explain the other 5 votes, remember that for every 10 registered voters 11 votes were cast … a total of 11 votes cast, 6 by registered voters … 5 votes unaccounted for …. for every 6 legal votes in Milwaukee there were 5 illegal votes … that doesn’t happen without an organized and widespread effort … this isn’t a small statistical blimp .. this represents a massive an intentional voter fraud … the statistics say so … not any type of political bias … there was very nearly one illegal vote cast for every legal vote cast in Milwaukee … Contact your elected Representative. Please.

See Original Post Here: DOJ Stalls Implementation of MOVE – Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. Troops in field may be improperly denied their right to vote

Study: 28% of deployed troop votes not counted

By Rick Maze – Staff writer
Posted : Thursday May 14, 2009 18:30:56 EDT
 A study released Wednesday says that 28 percent of deployed service members were unable to vote in the November elections because their absentee ballots were uncounted or never collected.

That finding, based on data gathered by the Congressional Research Service from seven states with high populations of military voters, is worse than in the 2000 presidential election, despite a massive effort to improve the absentee voting process, said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who requested the study.

“This is unacceptable and something we should not allow to continue,” Schumer said.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said he expects Congress to do something tangible because voting laws are not working.

The seven states in the study were California, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

Combined, they account for 43.5 percent of the active-duty military population.

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/05/military_absenteevoting_051309w/

Ballot For U.S. Military

519,000 ballots cast by overseas troops

By Karen Jowers – Staff writer
Posted : Friday Nov 7, 2008 21:28:31 EST

The Military Postal Service Agency had returned 519,032 overseas absentee ballots to local election offices as of Nov. 4, more than 2½ times the total of 203,233 returned in the 2004 election, officials said.

MPSA delivered 415,428 absentee ballots to APO and FPO addresses between Sept. 8 and Nov. 4, said Shari Lawrence, Army Human Resources Command spokeswoman, more than twice the total of 205,418 sent out in the same time period in 2004.

Some people were able to get ballots electronically, depending on the state. That’s why nearly 105,000 more ballots were received by local election officials this year than were mailed through the military postal system to APO/FPO addresses.

New Immigration Policy to Restrict Illegal Immigrant Deportations

ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton, seen here, wrote the Aug. 20 memo to Peter Vincent

Federal authorities have issued a new policy aimed at stopping deportation proceedings for some illegal immigrants, according to a memo issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The memo, which ICE released on Aug. 20, could affect up to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are married or related to a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has filed a petition on their behalf. Illegal immigrants with criminal convictions will not qualify under the plan. ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton wrote the memo to Peter Vincent, principal legal adviser and head of the agency’s removal operations.

The memo directs ICE attorneys to check cases of detained illegal immigrants for any “serious” or “adverse” factors weighing against dismissal, including criminal convictions, fraud, national security and public safety considerations.

“If no investigations … or serious adverse factors exist, the offices of chief counsel should promptly move to dismiss proceedings,” the memo reads. “Once the Field Office Director is notified, the FOD must release the alien.”

The change in policy could affect thousands of the estimated 17,000 pending removal cases. According to ICE data, nearly 40,000 immigrants obtained U.S residency status due to sponsorship of relatives who were legal residents in fiscal year 2009. By comparison, more than 393,000 illegal immigrants were deported during that same span.

Debris Left Along Cartel Controlled "Coyote" Trail

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, likened the change to a “free pass” for illegal immigrants, a characterization federal authorities denied.

 “Actions like this demoralize ICE agents who are trying to do their job and enforce the law,” Grassley told The New York Times. “Unfortunately, it appears this is more evidence that the Obama administration would rather circumvent Congress and give a free pass to illegal immigrants who have already broken our law.”

A Department of Homeland Security official told Fox News that the new policy was designed in July 2009 to improve docket efficiency.

Richard Rocha, ICE’s deputy press secretary, said the agency remains focused on removing foreign nationals who have criminal convictions.

Border Patrol Officer Wades Through Debris Left Behind On Coyote Trail

“This administration is committed to smart, effective immigration reform, prioritizing the arrest and removal of criminal aliens and those who pose a danger to national security,” Rocha said in a statement. “In 2010 to date, ICE has removed more than 150,000 convicted criminals — a record number. [McAuleys’ World: It is estimated that there are between 4 million and 6 million illegals present in the Unites States with criminal conviction histories] 

“ICE is not engaged in a ‘backdoor’ amnesty and has placed more people in immigration proceedings this year than ever before.  ICE has implemented a new policy to expedite the removal of criminal aliens and those who pose a danger to national security by ensuring these cases are heard.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/27/new-immigration-policy-halt-illegal-immigrant-deportations/

Mexican Prosecutor, Roberto Jaime Suarez, Assigned to Investigate 72 Murdered Immigrants Disappears, 2 Car Bombs Exploded

2 Cars Bombs Explode in Mexico Where 72 Bodies Were Found

REYNOSA, Mexico – Two cars exploded early Friday in a northern state where officials are investigating the killing of 72 Central and South American migrants, and a prosecutor investigating the massacre has disappeared.

The prosecutor, Roberto Jaime Suarez, vanished Wednesday in the town of San Fernando, where the bodies of the migrants were found, the Tamaulipas state attorney general’s office said in a statement. A transit police officer in the town was also missing.

President Felipe Calderon, speaking during a forum on security, said Suarez, a Tamaulipas state prosecutor, was involved in the initial investigation into the massacre, which authorities have blamed on the Zetas drug gang. The federal attorney general’s office has since taken the lead in the case.

SEE: Mexican Drug Cartel Violence: Mexican Marines arrest presumed leader of Beltran Leyva Cartel – Sergio Villarreal Barragan taken into custody

The two car explosions occurred less than 45 minutes apart in Ciudad Victoria, the Tamaulipas state capital, theattorney general’s office said. The first exploded in front of the offices of the Televisa network and the second in front of transit police offices.

There were no injuries, though both blasts caused some damage to buildings and knocked out the signal of the Televisa

Cartel Victims Executed With Hands Tied Behind Their Backs

 network for several hours. The explosion outside Televisa was felt for several blocks.

The network described the explosion as a car bomb, but the state attorney general’s office said the cause of the explosions had not been determined.

If confirmed, it would mean a total of four car bombs in Mexico this year , a new and frightening tactic in the country’s escalating drug war.

The first exploded July 5 in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, killing a federal police officer and two other people. The second, which caused no injuries, happened just two weeks ago in front of police headquarters in Ciudad Victoria.

Just north of Ciudad Victoria, heavily guarded investigators working at a private funeral home in San Fernando identified 31 of the 72 massacred migrants, whose bodies were discovered on a ranch Tuesday, bound, blindfolded and slumped against a wall.

Multilated Corpses of Cartel Victims

Those identified included 14 Hondurans, 12 Salvadorans, four Guatemalans and one Brazilian, according to the state attorney general’s office.

The government’s chief security spokesman said the migrants were apparently slain because they refused to help the gang smuggle drugs.

“The information we have at this moment is that it was an attempt at forced recruitment,” Alejandro Poire told W radio. “It wasn’t a kidnapping with the intent to get money, but the intention was to hold these people, force them to participate in organized crime , with the terrible outcome that we know.”

The victims of what could be Mexico’s biggest drug-gang massacre were traversing some of the nation’s most dangerous territory, trying to reach Texas.

Zetas Insignia

The lone survivor, an 18-year-old Ecuadoran who managed to escape and alert marines at a checkpoint, said the killers identified themselves as Zetas, a drug gang that dominates much of Tamaulipas.

The Ecuadoran, Luis Freddy Lala Pomavilla, has been offered a humanitarian visa that would allow him to stay in Mexico, Immigration Commissioner Cecilia Romero said during a conference call with reporters in Mexico City. Lala, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck, has not decided whether to accept, she said.

Romero said Mexico offers a humanitarian visa to any migrant who has been the victim of crime in its territory.

It is one of the many measures Mexico has taken to help migrants who increasingly are being kidnapped, killed and exploited by gangs as they travel toward the United States, Romero said, disputing allegations from human rights activists who say corruption and indifference by Mexican authorities are letting abuse of migrants escalate.

Romero said most migrants decline the visa, preferring to return to their home countries, but Mexico has granted at least 436 since 2007.

Mexican immigration agents have rescued 2,750 migrants this year, some who were stranded in deserts and others who were being held captive by organized crime gangs, Romero said.

In Tamaulipas alone, agents rescued 812 migrants kidnapped by drug gangs, she said. Many of those migrants told authorities the cartels tried to force them into drug trafficking.

“We perhaps saved them from being massacred like the 72 that we lost this time,” Romero said.

The National Human Rights Commission estimated in a report presented last year that nearly 20,000 migrants are kidnapped each year in Mexico based on the number of reports it received between September 2008 and February 2009 , numbers the federal government disputes.

Mauricio Farah, who coordinated the report, said government corruption is at the heart of migrant abuse in Mexico.

“We are talking about the complicity of several authorities along the migrant route,” Farah told MVS Radio on Thursday. “Forty, 80, 100 migrants inside trucks or on the trains cannot pass unnoticed by the authorities … on the contrary what happens is that they are in collusion with drug gangs.”

Cartel Beheadings In Baja, Mexico

Commission president Raul Plascencia said Thursday that authorities never responded to its recommendations or demands for greater security for migrants.

Romero acknowledged widespread corruption among police and immigration agents. She also said she could not rule out the possibility public officials were involved in the kidnapping and massacre of the 72 migrants.

But Romero insisted the Calderon government is aggressively rooting out dishonest officials. She said 30 immigration officials had been convicted of corruption and 350 agents fired since Calderon took office in December 2006.

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/world/20100827_ap_2carsexplodeinmexicowhere72bodiesfound.html#ixzz0xqYCjHE2

Glenn Beck’s 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally – What it is all about …

THE 08/28 Restoring Honor Rally

McAuley’s World … cutting through all the Liberal MSM spin … and falsehoods …

Dr. Alveda King and Marcus Luttrell are the “featured” speakers.

Dr. Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King, Martin Luther King’s younger brother. Alfred Daniel Williams King (known as A.D.) was arrested with his older brother and 70 others while participating in the October, 1960 lunch counter sit-in in Atlanta. On 11 May 1963, A.D. King’s family home was bombed… After MLK’s assassination ADK assumed his post as co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

“When I join Beck and all gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend, I will talk about my Uncle Martin and the

Rev A. D. King

 America he envisioned. I will talk about honor and character and sacrifice. I will be joined by those who represent the diversity of the human race.  On Saturday, Uncle Martin’s dream of personhood and human dignity will resound across America. And the Park Police should consider themselves forewarned: As we stand in the symbolic shadow of the great American who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, we just might sing.”  Dr. Alveda King

Marcus Luttrell is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL, He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. In 2010, Luttrell established the Lone Survivor Foundation (SOWF). The foundation’s mission is to “Go to extraordinary lengths to Welcome Home, Empower and Restore American Wounded Warriors, their Families and Surviving Families” …

SOWF, which has only eight staff members, is happily inundated thanks to Glenn Beck’s promotional efforts. The group typically raises money through banquet dinners – the most one of these events has ever raised is $1 million, which caused the SOWF staff to “do a little happy dance,” according to Edie Rosenthal, a retired Navy lieutenant commander and spokeswoman for the group. Since Glenn Beck has started talking about the group on his radio and television shows in advance of the 8/28 rally, some $5 million in donations have poured in. “We’ve never had an event that cost this much either,” says Rosenthal. “I was at the Lincoln Memorial just looking at the number of port-a-potties and the screens that are being set up.” …

 

Dr Alveda King

From Dr. Alveda King’s Blog

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance the concept of honor in our nation.

The Book of Proverbs teaches that before honor comes humility. The Restoring Honor Rally has been organized for the purpose of giving honor to those who have humbled themselves to serve each and every one of us by defending our great country, for honoring our heroes, our heritage and our future. If our soldiers don’t deserve honor, I don’t know who does.

My Uncle Martin did not say that we should judge men by their support for bigger or smaller government, but rather by the content of their character. That is what I intend to address on August 28.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/blog/index.php/gleen-becks-828-restoring-honor-rally

UPDATE: 08/28/2010

“A conservative blogger’s assertion that parts of the nation’s capital should be avoided as unsafe, created an uproar on the blogosphere, accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders.”

The Rest of the story:

The following from that Ultra Conservative Organization MSNBC … I’ll bet they have been secretly “Pro-Beck” after all … the racists at MSNBC – they had us all fooled didn’t they …

 Crime Statistics in DC”

After the news today that MSNBC.com acquired EveryBlock, a service that tracks local news in 12 different cities and organizes news, reviews, and other localized data into searchable locales (zip codes, neighborhoods, etc), I decided to poke around a bit.

One of the areas that EveryBlock tracks is crime statistics and Washington, DC is one of the 12 cities.

I discovered that according to publicly available crime data, there are over double the number of crimes reported in Northwest than their are in Southeast or Northeast.

In DC, the city is divided into four quadrants based around direction from the U.S. Capitol building. That means

Rev Martin Luther King

everything south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol St is considered southwest.

South of East Capitol St and east of South Capitol St is Southeast and is generally considered the most violent area of the city. North of East Capitol St and east of North Capitol St is Northeast and is largely residential.

North of the National Mall and west of North Capitol St is Northwest, the busiest and most upscale quadrant of the city.

I dug around for a bit, looking at data by zip code, by ward, by quadrant, by types of crime, etc. Needless to say, it was quite startling to see this chart via Everyblock.com:”  

BY QUADRANT    (violent crimes)

Northwest   1,457    51%

Northeast     658      23%

Southeast     636      22%

Southwest     87         3%

Unknown        5          0%

 Confirm this for yourself: Google Washington DC Crime Statistics Business Technology With Common Sense

http://technosailor.aaronbrazell.com/2009/08/17/crime-statistics-in-dc/

 Now just how many of you knew that MSNBC and MSNBC’s subsidiary “Everyblock” were so racist … Lets close down MSNBC – The protest starts today at noon in front of the MSNBC Headquarters … Will I see you there Rev Sharpton, in front of MSNBC to protest this outrage?

  The “Conservative Blogger” mentioned in the “main article” only used the statistics … now you know who created them …

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