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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, talks with Major Gen. William Wade II, the Adjutant General of the California National Guard, right, during a briefing on possible guard troop deployment along the border with Mexico, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Wade, accompanied by Col. David Baldwin, third from right, and Capt. Ty Shepard, were among the members of the National Guard assisting Wade in outlining the National Guards capabilities in fulfilling President Bush’s plans to deploy National Guard troops along the border with Mexico to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.

ASSociated Press: Schwarzenegger Sounds Conciliatory Note

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded more conciliatory Thursday toward President Bush’s plan to send 6,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border, but the governor’s advisers said he still has not decided whether to participate.

“If that will help to prevent people from coming across the border for right now, then we are more than happy to join in and to help temporarily,” Schwarzenegger said. “But it definitely should not be a permanent solution.”

The President really doesn’t NEED Arnold to participate in this federal immigration border security plan. So, what in the hell is the California Governor saying?

Doesn’t Arnold want a secure border?

Schwarzenegger has done nothing with regards to illegal immigration since he was been in office.

First, he was with the Minutemen. Then, he was against a border wall. And he BLAMED the federal government for inaction.

And…….now what?

Come on Arnold…..tell us what you plan?

What are YOUR policies to combat illegal immigration?

Schwarzenegger aired his concerns in a telephone call with Secretary of Homeland Security
Michael Chertoff on Wednesday but was not satisfied with the answers.

The governor on Thursday appeared to go out of his way to praise Bush for proposing a plan on illegal immigration.

“I’m not here just to criticize the plan because I am happy that finally they woke up and that they say yes, something has to be done about it,” Schwarzenegger said.

But he again questioned how the plan would work.

“I think they will realize that the 6,000 men are not enough, that it is too much of a distance, that they need probably 50,000 or so,” he said.

And the California GOP really expects California voters to re-elect Arnold?

Doubtful it will happen……

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share save 120 16 Daily Kos Watch: Kos Does Media Ad for Ned Lamont for Senate

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Little Green Footballs: A Political Mentos Ad

The creepiest political ad ever made, for Ned Lamont, features Markos Moulitsas “Screw Them” Zuniga sneaking around and peeping through a window as Lamont gives a cut-and-run speech, then bursting into the room with a bunch of weirdly jacked-up progressive pals and grinning into the camera like a lunatic.

Really. You’re not gonna believe it. Ned Lamont for Senate – On the Air!

Ues, this is really funny!

Kos is a MORON and now we have even more video to confirm it.

Hot Air has more (including a remix edition video) here and here.

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Graphic courtesy of AllahPundit at Hot Air.

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Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, waves to the crowd during a public gatheing in the city of Zarandieh as a part of his tour to the Markazi province southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Ahmadinejad on Wednesday mocked a package of incentives to suspend Uranium enrichment, a defiance that appeared certain to complicate U.S. efforts to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Reuters: Iran wants accord but will enrich regardless

Iran wants international help to broaden its uranium enrichment program to an industrial scale but if assistance is not forthcoming it will forge ahead with the work, which it insists is peaceful.

A senior Iranian nuclear official, Ali Hosseinitash, told Reuters on Thursday Iran’s current focus was perfecting its small-scale research and development enrichment program despite
U.N. Security Council calls for it to be halted.

“Ending the dispute is valuable for everybody. But nuclear activities and capabilities are also valuable to us,” said Hosseinitash, head of strategic affairs at the Supreme National Security Council, which is in charge of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy.

“We will do our utmost (to reach an understanding) but if our attempts fail we will not stop our work,” he said, referring to the large-scale enrichment that could either power a nuclear plant or produce fissile material for an atomic weapon.

Flap loves it.

What Iran is telling the world, including the Chinese, Russians and Europeans is:

We are proceeding to make a nuclear weapon but if you wish you can try to bribe us anyway.

But, in the end we will make a nuclear weapon and take your money with a smile.

And the idiots in the foreign service and the think tanks are continuing to talk about engagement with these MORONS.

Stay tuned because another diplomatic meeting scheduled for this week has been postponed.

But, who cares, besides the diplomats who love to travel, wine,dine and live the good life while accomplishing NOTHING.

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share save 120 16 Illegal Immigration Watch: United States Senate Defeats Ensign Amendment

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Reuters: Senate blocks effort to limit benefits to immigrants

The U.S. Senate blocked an effort on Thursday to limit Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants who would become permanent residents under a sweeping immigration overhaul being debated by lawmakers.

The Senate also killed an amendment offered by Sen. John Ensign, a Nevada Republican, that would have prevented immigrants who legalize their status from getting Social Security credit for work while they were illegal.

“Social Security was not intended for people who entered our country illegally,” Ensign said.

The Senate vote is here.

Note well: Senator John McCain’s vote.

Republicans voting against the Ensign amendment are:

Brownback (R-KS)
Chafee (R-RI)
DeWine (R-OH)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Tim Chapman (Via Michelle Malkin) gives some background on the amendment.

Social Security for illegal immigrants

To qualify for full Social Security benefits, a worker must register 10 years of work. Under current law, illegal immigrants who obtain legal status can use their previous illegal work history to apply for Social Security benefits.

A compromise immigration bill pending right now in the U.S. Senate (sponsored by Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Mel Martinez (R-FL)) comes at a time when our nation is facing an enormous crisis on the entitlements front. A recent report moved the year in which Social Security will go broke from 2041 to 2040. Congress cannot afford to keep the promise of Social Security to its own citizens, let alone illegal workers.

To remedy the situation, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) has offered an amendment to the pending Senate immigration bill that would reverse this law to ensure that law-breakers are not rewarded for their past work at the expense of immigrants who have waited in line and American citizens. Ensign’s amendment may be considered when the Senate takes up the immigration issue yet again — possibly as soon as next week.

Of course, this vote is outrageous and a slap in the face to all Americans who are here legally and pay their taxes, including those to pay our elected officials.

This Senate bill is a travesty and it looks like it may be better to have NO immigration reform than this poorly drafted “compromise” sell-out.

Now, tell Flap, why elect Republicans to the Senate when they vote WITH the open-border Democrats?

Michelle Malkin has SENATE KILLS ENSIGN AMENDMENT

Am getting word that the Ensign amendment, SA 3985, was killed this afternoon.

The Senate’s march towards Amnesty First, Enforcement Later (Never?) goes on.

Allah names names.

Start dialing.

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Meanwhile, illegal aliens may soon be voting in North Carolina.

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And a flashback on Social Security, illegal aliens, and the pandering (or as Kaus says, “Hispandering”) Bush administration from 2004.

Mary Katharine Hamm over at Hugh Hewitt has Whaaat???: Illegal Immigration Edition

Sen. Ensign, God bless him, offered an amendment suggesting illegals should not be eligible for Social Security benefits accrued while illegal.

The U.S. Senate voted to kill that amendment, 50-49.

Are these guys freakin’ serious? I’m so disgusted I’m just hoping maybe my C-SPAN feed is faulty or I’m mistaken. I don’t think I am.

Capitol switchboard, baby: (202) 224-3121

But, why bother to call?

This Senate bill is on the fast track to passage and the ONLY posilble derailment will be the House Conference Committee and James Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Associated Press: Sensenbrenner: Bush turned back on bill

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who has pushed a tough border security bill through the House, accused President Bush on Wednesday of abandoning the legislation after asking for many of its provisions.

“He basically turned his back on provisions of the House-passed bill, a lot of which we were requested to put in the bill by the White House,” Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., angrily told reporters in a conference call. “That was last fall when we were drafting the bill, and now the president appears not to be interested in it at all.”

Sensenbrenner chairs the House Judiciary Committee and would be the House’s chief negotiator on any final immigration package for Bush’s signature. He said it was the White House that had requested two controversial felony provisions in the bill the House passed last winter.

And the President will need House approval of appropriations for his Natonal Guard deployment at the border.

USA Today: Bush requests $1.9B to bolster borders

President Bush sent Congress a $1.9 billion request Thursday to increase border security as supporters of sweeping immigration legislation reasserted control in Senate debate.

The White House said the money would pay for the “first 1,000 of 6,000 new Border Patrol agents that will be deployed in the next two years,” as well as the temporary deployment of up to 6,000 National Guard troops to states along the Mexican border. The request includes funds for new fencing and other barriers as well as two new unmanned surveillance aircraft and five helicopters to curb illegal immigration.

The House should use these requests for funding to leverage their negotiations in conference.

The question to be asked: Would it be BETTER to have NO Immigration reform with this President?

Probably!

Stay tuned……

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share save 120 16 Methamphetamine Watch: Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration Outline New Efforts to Combat Methamphetamine

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The Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Gonzales at National Meth and Chemicals Initiative Strategy Conference in Dallas.

Now, approximately 80 percent of all meth purchased in the U.S. originates from Mexican labs, whether in Mexico or in the U.S.

“Accordingly, we are refocusing our investigative resources on large meth trafficking organizations. DEA’s clandestine laboratory enforcement teams will now concentrate their investigative efforts on meth transportation and distribution cells in the U.S. and Mexico.


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Partnership with Mexico Highlights New Anti-Meth Initiatives

DEA: DOJ, DEA Outline New Efforts to Combat Methamphetamine

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today announced new anti-methamphetamine domestic initiatives as well as new partnerships between the U.S. and Mexico in fighting meth trafficking at the National Methamphetamine and Chemicals Initiative(NCMI) Strategy Conference.

Joined by Mexican Attorney General Daniel Cabeza De Vaca and Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John Walters, Attorney General Gonzales unveiled Department of Justice-led initiatives aimed at addressing improved enforcement, increased law enforcement training, improved information-sharing, and increased public awareness both domestically and with U.S./Mexico anti-trafficking efforts. The NCMI Strategy Conference, held May 17 and 18, 2006, brings together approximately 300 federal, state and local investigators and agents, prosecutors, intelligence analysts, and government chemists from across the country whose primary responsibilities are methamphetamine and chemical enforcement. Karen Tandy, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement also made remarks at the conference.

“These initiatives represent a policy of true mutual cooperation that will put methamphetamine use and all its horrors firmly on the road to extinction,” said Attorney General Gonzales. “If we work together, sharing resources and intelligence, the law enforcement agencies of our two countries can better attack the problem at every stage in the production and distribution chain.”

Read ALL about the United States-Mexico partnership.

methpseudoweb6mf Methamphetamine Watch: Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration Outline New Efforts to Combat Methamphetamine Thousands of empty cold medication packages litter the highway outside of Tijuana, Mexico. The pseudoephedrine contained in the medicine is used to produce methamphetamine, and the area around Tijuana is home to many clandestine laboratories that produce the drug.

Among the U.S./Mexico partnership efforts is an agreement between the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Government of Mexico to establish specialized methamphetamine enforcement teams on either side of the border. In Mexico, these teams will focus on investigating and targeting the most wanted Mexican methamphetamine drug trafficking organizations, while DEA-led efforts on the U.S. side will focus on the methamphetamine traffickers and organizations transporting and distributing the finished methamphetamine being produced in Mexico.

Methamphetamine abuse continues to be the scourge and an unnnecessary epidemic. Flap is continuing to observe multiple cases of “Meth Mouth” every other week. Evidently, these poor folks are obtaining their methamphetamine from some readily available source here in Northern California.

These new initiatives by Attorney General Gonzales are noteworthy and coupled with the Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005 that was incorporated into the newly renewed Patriot Act could make methamphetamine use much more expensive and hence less common and popular.

We can only hope.

The USA-Mexico border needs to be tightened to methamphetamine smuggling.

Stay tuned……..

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