[An Nahar] The U.S. Senate took a bipartisan vote to end debate on a sweeping but contentious immigration bill on Thursday, paving the way for its final passage in the upper chamber.
Fourteen Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic side in voting to end debate on the most general amnesty effort in a quarter century, with a final vote slated for 4:00 pm (2000 GMT).
The bill would provide a 13-year pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented people in the country, revamp the legal immigration system and devote billions of dollars to enhanced security along the border with Mexico.
"We are moving one step closer to fixing our broken immigration system," Republican Senator Jeff Flake ...Republican junior senator from Arizona, elected in 2012. Prior to that he was a U.S. Representative for twelve years... of Arizona, one of the authors of the bill, said shortly after politicians voted 68-32 to invoke cloture on the far-reaching legislation.
The four Democrats and four Republicans known as the "Gang of Eight" spent months crafting the huge document, which pours $46 billion into border security and other efforts, including electronic employment verification and a modernized entry-exit system.
The previous amnesty 25 years ago also promised improved border securty. That never occured. Instead, the amnesty of millions encouraged millions more to enter the US illegally, estimates to as many as 20 million.
With a second amnesty, encouragement for people to enter this nation illegally is a sure bet. People who do not speak the language, know nor care for the history of the sacrifices made to keep this nation strong by past generations, in exchange for supporting a socialist party that is driving this nation into deep, irreversible and catestrophic debt that will be a huge burden to future generations.
The only plan is to do an accounting trick by legally passing off Amerika's debt to the post-2015 OWG + GFU, etc.
VOILA! LITTLE TO NO "NATIONAL DEBT" ANYMORE BECAUSE THE OWG-NWO + GLOBAL FED "UNIONS" + RELATED IS NOW RESPONSIBLE. Unfortunately, the snafu comes because our fellow NAU + TRANS-PAC, ATLANTIC Member-States still want the US to pay the largest "OFFICIAL" + "UNOFFICIAL" share of $$$ Contributions + Debt Management.
SO WHAT DEBT ARE WE REALLY FACTUALLY PAYING OFF OTHER THAN PASSING IT UP THE LADDER TO THE HIGHER OWG WHICH THE US IS STILL EXPECTED TO BE THE PRIMARY/MAIN PRINCIPAL??? Iff there is some benefit I don't see it.
Passage in the Senate is only one step of the process. A similar bill needs to be passed by the House (not likely, as far as I can tell) and the two bills then need to be reconciled, and the final product passed in both houses.
I'll continue to recommend that efforts be made to register PRI as a legit party, particularly from California to Texas. The Donks won't see any gain from amnesty and may even see a loss in registrations. Why should the illegals vote for a party of rich white men when they have their own to look after them?
Might expand the list of the Gang of 8 and make it a Gang of 9; add Sen. Corker. "Gang of 8" sounds like some leftover from the "Soviet evil empire."
Wrote to my Rep. this a.m. and asked him to vote "NO" on the Senate Amnesty Bill when it comes up. I told him the Pubs are getting rolled on the bill just like 1986. What will happen is the Donks will ignore border enforcement and concentrate on the part that favors them--amnesty.
Both the Donks and Pubs are looking towards the 2014 elections and they want to be able to say we got a compromise and did something about immigration. The bill is laden with pork (guess they are making sausage) and doesn't really address immigration problems. "Now can I have your vote in 2014?" The Pubs need to give up on the idea that Hispanics are going to love them and do what's right for all Americans.
Pubs need to focus on improving the economy and getting jobs to the middle class. In light of the Russian and Chinese military buildups and the mad mullahs obsession with getting nuclear weapons. They also might focus on re-building our military. It has been sorely damaged by Champ and his minions.
Republicans want me to stay home on the next election day? Just keep going the way you are and I will.
The Pubs have called us repeatedly asking for money and support. I usually don't answer the call when they show up on caller ID. My wife does answer the phone and gives it to them. Tells them to get their national leadership straightened out, start representing her, stop being so wishy-washy when running elections, get your principles straightened out and what you stand for, and stop trying to look like the Democrats. She says call back when they get that done, and I will support you and think about giving you money in this tough economy.
When Republicans find themselves losing elections all the time because they're really just a bunch of RINOs and they can't even get the conservative base to the polls, some of them might wise up. Hell, if nothing else is working it seems to me like it might be worth a shot. I voted for McCain in 2008 because I was afraid of Obama. But now my worst fears have been realized. Whether this so called "landmark" immigration bill passes or not doesn't matter because Obama's gonna do whatever the hell he wants anyway and the likes of John McCain won't say anything about it. I've been disenfranchised. I have no standing. So I don't feel like I have any more to lose.
It isn't enough to simply sit-out the election. You have to send them a message as to why you are sitting out the election and not sending them donations.
Because they are kind of slow and... sorta-kinda stupid. They won't figure out on their own that people are staying home because they have RINOs like McCain and that they need to be more conservative and more like the Tea Party.
In fact they are more likely to simply allow the media talking heads do their thinking for them and accept that people are staying home because they are not more like the Democrats.
That is, after all, pretty much what they are doing now isn't it? The media (and insitutional consultants) are telling them that they need to be more like the Donks and the EVIL Tea party is the reason they are loosing.
The GOP needs to be demolished. Just like the Whigs. The problem is the way the GOP and Dems in DC have dug in for the last century, its impossible to replace the de-facto 2 party system, so demolishing the GOP will end up with a one party state. The TRAITORS (yes they are) in the GOP that have become the party of the beltway are at fault for this. Yet they will never be held to account for the massive damage they have done liberty in this country.
The only way out is to destroy the GOP from within, hollow it out and use the shell to move forward. Question is, are there enough of us willing to do so that it can be done? So far, the answer is no.
So in the end it will eventually come to slavery or revolution. And revolution will be the only way out given the path our gutless politicians are taking. Bullets, pipe bombs, assassinations... its going to be horrible. I am almost glad Im so old that I will likely not see it. But if I am still able to help, I will, if it comes to that.
Until then, Im trying to gnaw away at the GOP jerks like McCain, and elect principled ones, like Ted Cruz.
[NYPOST] The mayor's race -- once Christine Quinn's to lose -- has turned into a virtual dead heat among three contenders, according to a poll released yesterday.
After leading the pack at 37 percent in February, Quinn has dropped steadily to 19 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University survey, with Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson hot on her trail at 17 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held steady at 10 percent and Comptroller John Liu, dogged by a federal investigation into his campaign finances, was struggling at 7 percent.
A May 22 Quinnipiac poll had Quinn with 25 percent, Weiner with 15 percent, and Thompson at 10 percent.
The new poll was the biggest surge of the campaign for Thompson, who has had trouble breaking into double digits. The endorsement from the United Federation of Teachers last week undoubtedly helped Thompson, said poll director Mickey Carroll.
"The big story in my book is Thompson," Carroll said. "I think the UFT moved Thompson up and I guess the second story is Quinn down and Weiner up. You can explain Thompson. The Quinn-Weiner stuff is harder to explain."
It's got to be the water. Great for pizza dough but hard on the grey matter. Sister in law is holding a fundraiser next week for him - and the Sausage King himself will be in attendance. Cocktails with Weiner... has a certain ring to it. Still, I don't get it at all.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.