A supplement to my printed MDJ commentary on the Kennesaw State University “ 4th Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis, Conflict Management” event
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A supplement to my printed MDJ commentary on the Kennesaw State University “ 4th Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis, Conflict Management” event scheduled for October 18-20, 2012

You can see the conference web page and meeting agenda with the names of the speakers and panel discussion topics. NOTE! I (finally) found an online dictionary with a definition of the word “permissivist”: “reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect”.

  • You can see an MDJ news item about the similar event held in 2010 and my MDJ opinion page commentary on that conference.
  • You can see KSU professor Alan LeBaron’s 2010 response letter to the MDJ editor.
  • The anti-enforcement Georgia Detention Watch website
  • Washington D.C.’s Center for Immigration Studies paper “Immigrants in the United States, 2010 A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population”. CIS: “Using the latest Census Bureau data from 2010 and 2011, this paper provides a detailed picture of the more than 50 million immigrants (legal and illegal) and their U.S.-born children (under 18) in the United States by country of birth, state, and legal status. One of the most important findings is that immigration has dramatically increased the size of the nation’s low-income population; however, there is great variation among immigrants by sending country and region. Moreover, many immigrants make significant progress the longer they live in the country. But even with this progress, immigrants who have been in the United States for 20 years are much more likely to live in poverty, lack health insurance, and access the welfare system than are native-born Americans. The large share of immigrants arriving as adults with relatively little education partly explains this phenomenon.” Don’t miss the Executive Summary if you don’t have time for the entire study. Which has actual facts. 
  • Read this blog for information on the SPLC.
  • The stated mission of the Dustin Inman Society.
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Off Balance
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November 03, 2012
@snake

Good post. Good information. Lib's defense re: patriotic people in other areas was weak. Also He failed to mention that the cities he cir=ted are full of patriots who spit on our returning soldiers during the 'Nam conflict. Some patriots!!!

His kind of people!!
frogbreath
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November 03, 2012
@Lib aka Foley

When younger, I was active in a couple of campaigns. It was in the north east. I got to see ,first hand, a number of tricks that some of the candidates used. I also got to see some tricks that I would describe as politically wise, even ethical, but that did not enhance the process.

One of them is the "bullet". Another was "bar hopping".

Another, not only unethical , but illegal was "death notice hunting". I believe the latter contributed to Reid's re-election in Nevada.

Since you are such an experienced person, I know I do not have to describe each of the methods I mention. You may have seen them in Bozeman.
Lib in Cobb
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November 02, 2012
Snake: A common thread of all conserves is the complete lack of a sense of humor. You are holding up your end.
Snake Eater
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October 30, 2012
Lib, see how stupid you sound(are) whern you read your drivel in print? Wow, you really got King that time! What next, we can't wait for your genius to repeat.
Lib in Cobb
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October 28, 2012
@DA: I spent several hours on Saturday working at a Obama Re-Election phone center just off Marietta Square. Each volunteer was asked to supply five names and phone numbers of anyone who might be available to spend some time working the phones on behalf of President Obama. I gave them your name and MDJ's phone number, I hope you don't mind.
Lib in Cobb
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October 26, 2012
@anonymous: Rural GA is not the only place where there are hard working, patriotic people. Of course the hard working people in Cambridge, MA or Berkeley, CA, probably wouldn't satisfy your idea of patriotic.

You automatically believe that because there are conserves and Progressives, only the conserves love this country. You couldn't be more wrong, one does not need to own guns or serve in the military or go to church to be a very loyal citizen.
anonymous
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October 26, 2012
Lib, I think these counties are loctaed in rural Georgia, USA. And are full of patriotic hard working farmers who love America. How bizarre huh?

Lib in Cobb
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October 25, 2012
There is a wide spread problem with voter fraud. I admit it at last, you wingers really got me. The problem is the repukes want to pass laws to limit the voting rights of a percentage of our population (DEMOCRATS)based on the lies that voter fraud is a wide spread problem. Just go to Dodge county, 26 of the counties inhabitants committed voter fraud. Let's not forget the 12 people in Brooks county who also committed voter fraud. It's a damned conspiracy!

Would someone please tell me where Brooks and Dodge counties are located?
Lib in Cobb
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October 25, 2012
Snake: You have done some work on The Brennan center for social Justice and at the same time calling them radical. I believe in them and your long winded rant is nothing more that a fact free rant.

The amount of voter fraud is minimal in the US and that is why multiple states have been turned away in the courts when attempting to initiate the voter suppression laws. Case after case have been judged in favor of the Democrats. If there is such wide spread voter fraud, then either shut up or provide the proof. Case after case, the GOP has elected to shut up, because they can't supply the proof.

The GOP on a variety of levels is attempting to suppress the vote of the minority population via vote suppression legislation or billboards in Ohio. Those billboards were not erected in the wealthy neighborhoods, only in the African American and Latino neighborhoods. You can explain that if you wish.
Snake Eater
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October 24, 2012
Foley: You quote this far left radical group in your columns. now you are using them as "Lib in Cobb" to back up your own crazy argument here? hahahaaha Foley/Lib You are exposing yourself. There is no voter fraud you won't defend. And you only "hear about" what the Obama media tells you.

Report Exposes Brennan Center for Justice's Biased Reporting and Liberal Funding

New GroupSnoop.org Profile of the Brennan Center for Justice Released

Leading Opponent of Voter Integrity Measures is Financed By George Soros



Washington, D.C. - A new report from the National Center for Public Policy Research finds the Brennan Center for Justice - one of the country's loudest opponents of voter integrity measures - to have a history of bias-driven research.

The report also discloses that the Brennan Center has received millions in funding from George Soros.

The report is the latest entry in the National Center's GroupSnoop.org series.

"The Brennan Center is on a mission to undermine support for voter integrity measures, claiming that state-level voter ID provisions will disfranchise millions of voters and that voter fraud rarely occurs. However, some of its major reports concerning voter ID measures and voter fraud are wrought with bias and have been refuted by election scholars," said National Center General Counsel Justin Danhof.

GroupSnoop.org is an educational website launched by the National Center in 2011 to provide candid, documented analysis of influential public policy-oriented non-profits. In the national debate over voter integrity measures, the Brennan Center is a prominent opponent of efforts to curb voter fraud and protect voters against identity theft. This new GroupSnoop.org profile shines some much-needed light onto the inner workings, funding and motivations of the Brennan Center.

The profile shows that the Brennan Center has a history of cherry-picking data that aligns with pre-determined conclusions that voter integrity measures, such as requiring a photo ID to vote, are actually efforts to disfranchise specific voting blocs. The Brennan Center appears to ignore or severely downplay data that are inconvenient for its theses.

For example, in November 2006, the Brennan Center published a widely cited report, "Citizens Without Proof," in which it claimed that 21 million adult Americans lack a photo ID, including 25 percent of black Americans. Election scholars with the Heritage Foundation evaluated the report and concluded that "[b]y eschewing many of the traditional scientific methods of data collection and analysis, the authors of the Brennan Center study appear to have pursued results that advance a particular political agenda rather than the truth about voter identification."

The Brennan Center profile on GroupSnoop.org also exposes the advocacy group's close ties to George Soros, known for his prolific funding of explicitly left-wing organizations. Soros has a history of making contributions intended to influence American policymaking and elections. Soros reportedly spent an estimated $27.5 million during the 2004 election cycle in a failed effort to oust then-President George W. Bush.

"Further clouding the Brennan Center's reputation is that convicted felon George Soros' Open Society Foundations have funneled over seven million dollars to the Brennan Center since 2000," said Danhof. "It is no wonder the Brennan Center works so hard on a daily basis to provide intellectual ammunition to those fighting voter integrity measures."

Despite the Brennan Center's best effort to paint voter integrity measures as racially-charged barriers to voting, the American public strongly supports democratically-enacted voter ID laws at the state level to protect the value of their vote. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 73 percent of Americans supported voter ID laws.

As the Brennan Center continues its campaign against voter ID, a simple and effective way to protect against stolen votes, it is troubling that the media - which increasingly seeks to "fact-check" political speech - is not reporting that the Brennan Center is an advocacy organization. This need for scrutiny is increasingly important given that the Brennan Center is willing to say that lawmakers supporting ballot protection legislation do so out of racial animosity and political maneuvering.

This new GroupSnoop.org profile should change that narrative.

"Brennan Center work should be presented as opinion - if it is considered at all," said Danhof. "The Brennan Center is a George Soros-funded extreme advocacy group that appears willing to fight all meaningful efforts to combat voter fraud. It should be regarded as such."

Lib in Cobb
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October 24, 2012
Robert: DA does read my posts because he often answers for himself, rather than a more poorly informed stand in.

The Brennan Center for Social Justice, from The NYU Law School has reported that we are more likely to be struck by lightning than encounter voter fraud. It's not that big of a deal, as you have proven using your Dodge county example. Could you come up with a more obscure citation of voter fraud?

The GOP has stated multiple times in court, "voter fraud is wide spread". The courts in these cases for the most part have said, "prove it". I guess the lawyers for the various states attempting to initiate these voter suppression laws have not heard about the Dodge county problem. In a significant number of cases the GOP has not convinced the courts that all of this suppression is needed, in fact a number of cases have gone to the appropriate Circuit Court of Appeals and the GOP has walked away with nothing.

If voter fraud is so wide spread for so long dating back to 2004 in Dodge county, then why have we not heard about it until very recently. This is just another dirty deal to keep the very obvious Democrats away from the polls. This a more subtle form of poll taxes, literacy tests, night riders, employment intimidation, etc., all of which are part of our history, particularly in the south. You are damned right it is and has been a racial biased program initiated by the GOP. If you wish to deny this, it is your choice, but history has and will prove that you are wrong.
Robert Johnson
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October 24, 2012
Lib in Cobb, I doubt that DA reads your moronic posts and I think that you are the one who hears the "whistle" of racism in literally everything you are unable to grasp but automatically disagree with. Your constant posts from who knows where ( The Obama media maybe?) on voter fraud isn't going to make the fact that voter fraud is real disappear. Except in your own little mind. The below is just for you...

Associated Press, October 23, 2012: "DENVER – There are 300 more suspected noncitizens on Colorado's voter rolls, Secretary of State Gessler announced Tuesday in the latest chapter of a contentious national debate over what Republicans say is vulnerability in the voting system..."

According to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, hundreds of voter fraud cases are prosecuted in Georgia alone every year. In 2011 12 Democrats in Brooks County, Georgia, were charged with committing voter fraud using absentee ballots in 2010.

So what was the beginning of catching the Democrats? Officials reviewed the high number of absentee ballots cast in the election. Without real voter ID requiring a photo ID, more of the fraud would have been committed face-to-face with no way to stop it. An ID is required to pick up an absentee ballot from the Registrar's office.

How large is voter fraud? In sparsley populated, rural Dodge county of Dodge, 26 people were convicted of federal voter fraud for buying votes. The hundreds of people who admittedly sold their votes were not prosecuted. The New York Times quoted a US Justice Department official who called it the largest voter fraud conspiracy case in the history of the country.

Surprisingly, more Dodge Countians spent time in prison for committing voter fraud and conspiracy to commit voter fraud in the 2004 election cycle, even after the previous sentences were handed down. Again, those sentenced were all Democrats. In addition, the voter fraud likely prevented Dodge County from electing its first black sheriff, Dan Wilcox, in 2004.

There are others and they are not all limited to the state of Georgia, though there is nearly always one common factor. The overwhelming majority of those charged and convicted with voter fraud are Democrats. Republicans have been convicted on voter fraud charges, but they are a small minority compared to the number of offenders who are Democrats

Lib, you seething moron, I haven't evn mentioned Chicago yet. And BTW, can you see that the blog above that King posted is about KSU? Are you taking your meds today Lib?

Lib, Obama is panicked. You are too. I enjoy that very much. YUP
Lib in Cobb
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October 24, 2012
To "No Libs in Cobb": I think your sanctuary of conserves is safe here in Cobb. I have no illusions of that changing.

I have long been an advocate of punishing and deporting the criminals who have come here as undocumented. You are preaching to the wrong person. There are too many "whistle nuts" here in Cobb and all over GA in fact, who want to throw the baby out with the bath water. I am not in favor of deporting people who come here seeking a better life.
No Libs in Cobb
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October 23, 2012
Speak to the thousands of illegal criminal aliens who have marched in our streets demanding sanctuary and using unentitled benefits.

Speak to the loved ones who have been lost at the hands of criminal illegal aliens through murder, drunken driving, hit and run. Speak to parents of children raped by illegal aliens, whose culture considers 12 the age of consent.

Speak to the infiltration of Mexican drug cartels and gangs in our formerly safe suburban homes. Speak to the taxpayers who support the anchor baby bonanza, the benefits that flow from there - free food, free Section 8, free healthcare, free education.

Lib in Cobb
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October 23, 2012
DA: Since you can hear dog whistles, you are going to love this. In the last ten years there have been 13 confirmed cases of voter impersonation in the US. In the same period there have been 441 Americans killed by lightning right here in the US.

This could be another situation where you could start screaming at passing cars in order to stop an average of 1.3 people per year from committing voter fraud. YUP!

Over the next four years it will cost each state which can pass these voter ID laws, $15,000,000 to initiate the process. I guess these states can't spend enough money to protect us all from those pesky immigrants, all 1.3 of them each year, from voting. With that amount, it's likely to swing any election right? YUP!
Lib in Cobb
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October 23, 2012
DA: Numbers don't lie, numbers are our friends.
Devlin Adams
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October 22, 2012
Blogs and their hits mean little. Particularly since most of Foley's comments come from you (his alter-ego). And the ones that do not are mostly telling him what a dunce he is.

Enviable record? I don't think so.
Lib in Cobb
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October 22, 2012
The chances of me shutting up are non existent. As I have already mentioned , you continue to scream at the passing cars while one of the most significant elections in 100 years is a few weeks away.

This is another one of your very "duh" moments. Please resurrect a few more of your blogs, so we can all be bored out of our minds again. Don't you ever tire of the self promotion?

By the way, this blog was published one day later than the last blog by Mr. Kevin Foley. The Foley blog has nearly 9 times more comments than yours. Looks like you are losing your impact. What a surprise!!
Devlin Adams
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October 22, 2012
@ Lib in Cobb. Just shut up! Nobody really cares what you think. Go key a conservative's car, or post a vulgar blog about a conservative candidate, or urinate on a Romney sign. Those things are the height of your intelligence and capability levels. Well-maybe a little above both, but surely Kevin Foley, Cobb COunty's other dolt can help you.
Gordo Meis
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October 17, 2012
Note that this study from CIS in Washington DC didn't get any press here in Georgia that I ever saw. If it wasn't for King, I never would have heard of it or all of the facts on immigration. I think we need to cut back on immigration and enforce our laws. I read Kevin Foley sometimes too. And can't understand why he gets in th epaper more than King. Foley knows nearly nothing about anything except what it takes to be an angry lefty.
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