|March 12, 2012||Oops! Illegal alien lobby comes to Cobb to campaign for Cobb officials and immigration enforcemen...||6 comments|
|February 14, 2012||VIDEO REPORT - American nightmare: Black-market labor still a fact of life for public contracto...||4 comments|
|February 13, 2012||Far left Media Matters gets some airing-out in the Daily Caller||1 comments|
|February 09, 2012||Understatement of the day award to Sue Everhart – Georgia’s GOP Chair, on Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO...||5 comments|
|January 04, 2012||GALEO’s Jerry Gonzalez named one of “100 Most Influential Georgians” and other amazing tidbits||8 comments|
|December 28, 2011||With no official U.S. language, HUD now offering aid in 175 languages - bonus info included!||2 comments|
|December 16, 2011||Alarming, but true: Illegal aliens receive $4.2 billion in IRS tax credits||1 comments|
|December 08, 2011||(Progressive?) Tea Party in Iowa: “Sure, we’ll help with amnesty-again! We’ll back Gingrich becau...||6 comments|
|December 05, 2011||Continuing Education: Official Gold Dome Video of ACCG/GMA anti-enforcement antics||1 comments|
|November 30, 2011||2 comments|
While I am positive that it was unintentional, “Angry” Jerry Gonzalez who heads up one of Atlanta’s many illegal alien lobby corporations was in Cobb County recently campaigning for the re-election of Sheriff Warren and the members of the Board of Commissioners.
The above elected officials owe at least a hat-tip to Gonzalez and other members of a race-baiting, anti-enforcement panel - organized by and featuring the usual suspects - for confirming that Cobb County is unfriendly to illegal immigrants. Oh my!
Gonzalez went on to lament that Cobb was the first county in Georgia to take advantage of the federal 287g program.
According the the MDJ, the panelists at Thursday’s “Cobb United for Change Coalition” meeting were the Rev. Lionel Gantt of the Cobb Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Lisa Davis, CobbWorks program services manager; GALEO Executive Director Jerry Gonzalez; educator Dr. Michael Rhett; and Nation of Islam minister Charles Muhammad.
Since July 2007, thousands of Cobb inmates have been identified as illegal aliens and deported because of 287 g, thereby greatly reducing Gonzalez’s stock in trade and hampering his goal of creating potential leftist voters out of the fugitives.
Gonzalez has been howling about the 287(g) program for years. Obama is currently trying to reduce or eliminate the program by greatly reducing funding.
Note: The sound you may not hear is clear, vocal outrage at the president’s dangerous election year pandering from the some Georgia congressmen. Let me know if I am missing something.
Anyway, it is good of Gonzalez to prove that enforcement works and to take time away from his other anti-enforcement, separatist work to help out our county leadership in an election year.
"I-Team" reporter Randy Travis at WAGA TV - Fox Five - has done his usual stellar job in exposing the fact that illegal labor is still a fact of life, business as usual habit for the anything-for-a-buck public contractors.
If you are asking where the outrage from the Governor's office is on this shameful fact...me too. I am going to call his office at 404-656-1776 to ask if there is any plan for an official investigation and an executive remedy.
The low estimate is that about 7% of workers in Georgia are illegal aliens.
Maybe another amnesty will fix it...right?
Founded by comrade David Brock in 2004, Media Matters monitors talk radio and the unaligned press to search out and destroy non-compliant voices of the reasonable American majority.
An example from today’s first report: “The group scored its first significant public coup in 2007 with the firing of host Don Imus from MSNBC. Just before Easter that year, a Media Matters employee recorded Imus’s now-famous attack on the Rutgers women’s basketball team immediately recognized its inflammatory potential. The organization swung into action, notifying organizations like the NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, all of which joined the fight.
Over the course of a week, Media Matters mobilized more than 50 people to work full-time adding fuel to the Imus story. Researchers searched the massive Media Matters database for controversial statements Imus had made over the years. The group issued press release after press release. Brock personally called the heads of various liberal activist groups to coordinate a message. By the end of the week, Imus was fired.
The Daily Caller also reports that “according to an internal memo obtained by The DC, Media Matters intends to spend nearly $20 million in 2012 to influence news coverage."
It is only February, but it would seem that their efforts have already paid off handsomely.
“In its short history, Media Matters has established itself as one of the most vocal and irresponsible combat organs of the Democratic Party” says Jacob Laksin at Discover the Networks and has produced a very insightful page on Media Matters HERE – which is a don’t miss as well.
Don’t say you weren’t warned.
The first Daily Caller report can be read HERE.
The below statement is sent from the office of Georgia’s GOP Chair, and our friend, Sue Everhart regarding Gerardo E. (Jerry) Gonzalez over at GALEO, one of Atlanta’s many illegal alien lobby groups. GALEO is supported by Coca Cola, Georgia Power, UGA’s Fanning Institute and Jane Fonda.
“This month, I was invited to attend an event hosted by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. While I am steadfast in my support for our conservative Latino Elected Officials, I also have fundamental philosophical differences with Mr. Jerry Gonzalez, the Executive Director of GALEO. It is a shame that Mr. Gonzalez uses his position of influence in a non-partisan organization to advance a radically partisan agenda, and for that reason I will not be attending the event. Moving forward, I look forward to continuing my work with our honest, hard working Latino leaders across Georgia.”
We congratulate Ms. Everhart on her clear command of polite understatement and her never-ending demonstration of conservative common sense and integrity. Sue is always the epitome of the perfect southern lady.
Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) has been named one of “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine in its January edition. Again.
To get a handle on Gonzalez’s “influence” and style, it should be pointed out that pro-enforcement denizens of the Georgia Capitol are forever grateful to “Angry Jerry” for his relentless race-baiting on the crime of illegal immigration, his well-known fuming, disrespectful rants during testimony in Gold Dome committees against Georgia’s illegal immigration enforcement bills over the years and his willingness to personify the radical left on the issue in general.
He served as an ideal educational example for legislators unfamiliar with the illegal alien lobby.
And there is this little gem: “Influential” Gonzalez was recently removed from a Rome, Georgia panel discussion on the subject of Georgia’s recent illegal immigration law, HB 87, hiring legal labor and use of E-Verify because the organization he heads and members of the GALEO Board of Directors are part of a pending ACLU lawsuit seeking to halt enforcement of parts of the law. Apparently the organizers saw a conflict.
Determined to get the anti-enforcement side injected into the event, Gonzalez drove from Atlanta to the Rome event anyway and was soon ejected and removed by local police from the property for screaming at a member of the panel, Georgia state Representative Katie Dempsey. The diminutive and well-liked Dempsey was a co-sponsor of HB 87 and a staunch supporter of E-Verify.
The Rome News Tribune covered the event and reported on Gonzalez’s antics HERE.
Part of the explanation from glossy Georgia Trend on how “influence” is defined:
“..Individuals on the list - some who are very much in the public eye and some who choose to work behind the scenes - are selected for the power and influence they wield. These are the people who affect the lives and livelihood of all Georgians in one way or another…”
You can read the GALEO press release on the Georgia Trend award HERE.
Also notable in the same issue of the magazine: An essay from author and periodic MDJ guest columnist Phil Kent correcting some slips on HB 87 by GT editors in a previous edition.
Just so you’ll know.
American readers who are justifiably alarmed at the local, state and national cost of providing benefits, services, drivers license exams, educational info and other official assistance and printed material in a seemingly endlessly increasing number of languages other than English may want to look forward for what is coming from Dear Leader and the anti-English crowd in Washington.
CNS News reports that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Barack Obama has launched a telephone service that will offer live, one-on-one interpretation services in more than 175 languages.
One hundred seventy-five languages!
From the HUD Homepage:
“Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language? HUD can help with its new HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language.”
Can you say Tower of Babel R Us?
“Almost any language” won’t be enough of course. Anyone remotely familiar with the doctrine of the open borders mob knows that demands for additional languages is not far behind and that the premise will be that all government agencies at all levels must offer to translate into any and all of the world’s languages at anytime. You know, to be “fair.”
By some estimates, there are nearly 7000 languages in the world. Presumably not including Pig Latin, which is not included – yet – in the HUD list of languages in which to dole out taxpayer provided services. Readers who are, well…pro English, should know about a great and effective group by that name working hard to make English the nation’s official language HERE.
You can read the entire news item from CNS News HERE.
Bonus info: A character named John D. Trasviña is the Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.
Astute readers that follow illegal immigration may remember his name from his previous leadership gig at the rabidly anti-enforcement, open borders Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a far-left group that was created by the Ford Foundation, from which it has received millions.
MALDEF vigorously opposes any English as official language effort at any level in the USA.
My favorite radio quote from MALDEF’s founder, Mario Obledo, in 1998 - repeated live on the air goes like this: 1998: “California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. They ought to go back to Europe.”
To no one’s surprise, the dutiful media unfailingly describes MALDEF as a “civil rights organization.” You can, and should, read more about MALDEF HERE.
Jerry Gonzalez, familiar to many readers here as the always-angry and comical chief wanna-be- enforcer at former state Georgia state Senator Sam Zamarripa’s GALEO and darling of Georgia’s liberal media is a former MALDEF employee. Zamarripa is a former MALDEF board member. Jane Fonda is a GALEO “founding friend.”
In any language, this is what we call “networking.”
Among many other watch-dog groups, Californians for Population Stabilization has put out a call fort action to contact your elected voices in Washington D.C. and ask that they, get this…alter existing – and enforced – federal law that tax credits to be given to allows illegal aliens.
Seems a sound idea to us.
CAPS explains to the no-doubt surprised and hopefully outraged reader:
“According to the Treasury Department (REPORT HERE) , $4.2 billion in refundable credits were paid in 2010 to those who filed returns using Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs), a group composed mostly of illegal workers. Only those eligible to work in the U.S. receive Social Security numbers, but the IRS allows illegal aliens to file using ITINs and then receive Child Tax Credits even if they paid no income taxes.
As the Treasury Department inspector general noted, these tax credits are "an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law..." Now is a most appropriate time to eliminate a loophole that robs Americans and encourages illegal immigration.”
Readers who regard this as a common sense, excellent use of five minutes of their time can click HERE to help and to contact their U.S. Senator. For free.
Don’t look now, but at least one Tea Party group – in Iowa no less - is willing to trade amnesty for illegal aliens from Newt Gingrich for amnesty for illegal aliens from a re-elected Barack Obama.
Somebody named Charlie Gruschow, who runs the Des Moines Tea Party endorsed former “make ‘em legal again” Newt yesterday.
Apparently, the founder of this Tea Party likes the fact that Newt is an authority on… history.
May I suggest all concerned take a look at the year 1986 and the reason we have 12-20 million illegal aliens in the USA, some of whom Newt wants to reward. Again?
You can read more about it HERE from Iowa.
One can’t help but wonder which candidate more Newt - experienced and thoughtful Tea Parties in Georgia will land on.
The 2006 state immigration law was clear that all contractors on all levels for all public works jobs would be required to use E-Verify. An ACCG/GMA amendment introduced to a bill in 2010 would have redefined the definition of labor regulated under that law. Official Capitol archived four minute video from that House committee meeting posted below should provide the beginning of an education for curious readers.
An educated and experienced observation: If everyday, taxpaying, voting citizens could see what ACCG/GMA lobbyists do in the Georgia Capitol regarding illegal immigration during legislative sessions, there would be a march on city and county governments demanding an end to membership in these groups.
Which is something I have tried several times with Cobb County. Without success.
It is tax dollars that are used to pay membership dues to ACCG/GMA which are then used to pay the lobbyists who constantly fight enforcement of Georgia laws put in place to save jobs and benefits and services for legal residents.
To help readers follow candidate Gingrich’s urging, I post the latest amnesty scheme HERE.
What a shame that Ted Kennedy is not alive to see and appreciate the fact that a leading GOP candidate for president of the United States is recycling the “we can solve illegal immigration by making the illegal legal and we promise to secure the border soon!” goop.
(Note - some news agencies have reported the above quote as “…you get to be legal but you don't get a pass to citizenship…”)