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Advice for the GOP: The Big Tent starts with common sense – and with Americans VIDEO
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Advice for the GOP: The Big Tent starts with common sense – and with Americans VIDEO
by DA_King
July 18, 2014 12:05 PM | 994 views | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

It seems that even in Obama’s hometown for community organizing, Americans are starting to be pointedly vocal on his betrayals concerning immigration and equal protection.

 Below is a video and report of a few of these quite observant citizens asking – without any flowers – why our own poor and oppressed are not the center of Dear Leader’s focus. 

A note of suggestion to the Republicans who continually wring their hands on how to enlarge their tent: Try hard to understand that people will eventually “get it” if you make it clear that you stand for equal opportunity and protection under the law for all Americans. And that we as a nation should promise and work for equal opportunity, not an equal outcome.

And that enforcing immigration and employment laws is the base of the “protect American workers” plan.

Catering to the business lobby that is in bed with the ACLU and La Raza et al on immigration enforcement isn’t fooling anyone. Well, except maybe some Georgia state legislators, but no one else…

Compare the cries of the Americans in Chicago to a song sung by a group of illegal aliens who regard themselves as victims of borders (“Illegal Aliens Chant in Spanish: ‘Illegal are your laws and that’s why I’m not leaving”  )

No me digas illegal”/Don’t call me illegal
““Porque eso no lo soy”/Because I am not
““llegal son sus leyes”/Illegal are your laws
““Y por eso no me voy”/And that’s why I’m not leaving…””

 

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DoobieDog
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July 21, 2014
Thank you D.A. King - this video has helped restore my soul!

Another border crisis
by DA_King
July 10, 2014 01:00 PM | 911 views | 10 10 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

VIDEO: Another border crisis - What you may not know about “the children” and what to expect in Georgia

Readers who have heard about Obama’s request for tax dollars to deal with the stampede of “the children” at the southern border on “the news” may want to see these two videos of what Obama’s goal for life in the entire country looks like.

For my Republican friends, keep telling yourselves that if we just grant another amnesty and double legal immigration, the problem will go away - and that these people, once made “legal” will bloom into small government, low-tax, conservative GOP voters.

Bonus x 2: Congressman Dr. Tom price (GA 6) has released a public statement on Obama’s request for mo’money to throw at the invasion he arranged

And here is a copy of the letter Congressman Dr. Phil Gingrey (GA 11) sent to the director of the Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control.

Great work by Breitbart News.

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Kevin Foley
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July 17, 2014
Great work by the Holy Father:

Pope Francis directly addressed the growing crisis surrounding unaccompanied children on the U.S. border this morning, speaking up on behalf of the young immigrants and calling on the international community to do more to care for their needs.

In a message sent to the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development, the first Argentinian pope called for an immediate humanitarian response for the roughly 50,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S. border this year.



“I would also like to draw attention to the tens of thousands of children who migrate alone, unaccompanied, to escape poverty and violence: This is a category of migrants from Central America and Mexico itself who cross the border with the United States under extreme conditions and in pursuit of a hope that in most cases turns out to be vain,” he said. “They are increasing day by day. This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected.”


Georgia Congressional District 11 Republican candidate questions
by DA_King
June 25, 2014 10:25 AM | 591 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Georgia Congressional District 11 Republican candidates respond to three questions on immigration

D.A. King

president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society

The Dustin Inman Society GA11 GOP candidate issue questionnaire.

(Un-edited version)

Bob Barr


Barry Loudermilk

Sent to the candidates campaigns on June 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Response from Loudermilk campaign received on June 19, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Response from Barr Campaign received on June 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

1) Driven mostly by illegal employment, illegal immigration is costing Georgia taxpayers and the state budget about $2.4 billion dollars a year according to Gov. Deal in 2011. Georgia contains more illegal aliens than Arizona, according to DHS.

In 1996, congress created what is now known as the federal E-Verify employment verification system. Free to use, internet-based and mostly a voluntary program today, the system was originally proposed as a nationwide, mandatory-use program for all employers. Use of E-Verify uses Social Security numbers and other data already available to the federal government to offer employers guidance on the employment eligibility of already-hired new employees.

Rather like the concept that no one would break into Disney World if they know they can’t ride the rides, most experts on both sides of the debate agree that mandating use of E-Verify would go a long way in reducing illegal immigration and protecting American jobs. E-Verify is already required for many federal contractors. Georgia has had E-Verify use law on the books since 2006.

*Q – Given that it is a federal offense to knowingly hire and employ illegal labor, as a member of congress, would you work to pass federal legislation that mandated use of E-Verify for all employers, nationwide? *Note: this is a “YES” or “NO” question.

Barry Loudermilk: “YES”

Bob Barr: “YES”

2) Traditional levels of immigration is around 250,00-300,00 annually. The U.S. currently takes in more than one million legal immigrants each year, more than any other nation in the world. The Pew Center, the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies and other authorities report that most immigrants tend to vote big-government Democrat. A coalition of activists on the left who are in search of new voters and business interests looking for higher profits dominate the immigration debate in Washington and are pushing hard for not only another legalization program, but a doubling or tripling of legal immigration and huge expansion of the various existing guest worker programs. The general proposal is to add about 33 million permanent job seekers through legalization and immigration increases over the next decade. Thirty three million is almost the equivalent of California. This does not count the proposed doubling of guest workers that some in Congress are calling for.

Using the logic of natural laws of supply and demand, many voters make the observation that, importing even more foreign labor, legal or not, would surely result in lower wages and more desperation from American workers in the search for jobs.

*Q - Are there any circumstances under which you would vote to increase legal immigration and guest worker levels as the people’s Rep from the 11th District of Georgia? *Note: This is a “YES” or “NO” question.

Barry Loudermilk: “NO”

Bob Barr: “NO”

3) In the U.S., there are correctly severe penalties for parents leaving their children alone in a parked car. These penalties are enforced.

Estimates are that by the end of the fiscal year ending October 1, about 90,000 children between the ages of 17-4 will have been brought to and dropped off at the southern border of the USA. because People have been told by news outlets in Central America that congress will soon pass another amnesty or that President Obama will unilaterally grant them and the parents who bring them parents free passage into the country and supply them with benefits and schooling. These illegal aliens are searching for and confidently turning themselves in to American Border Patrol Agents. Many of the illegal crossers are pregnant. President Obama has awarded taxpayer funded legal assistance to these illegal aliens, although there is no requirement that Americans pay for this legal assistance. Reports from Texas alone show that about 1000 illegal aliens are coming over each day.

*Q - As a member of congress, what action would you push for regarding these children dropped of at our borders and the people who bring them in to the USA illegally? *NOTE: Please limit your responses to 100 words.

Barry Loudermilk: “The root of the illegal immigration crisis in the United States is twofold. First, the Southern Border is not secure and the Federal Government has not taken steps to secure our nation from illegal entry. Our Border Patrol is underfunded, undermanned and has not been given the technological tools they need to ensure the safety and security of residents who live along the border. Secondly, our legal immigration system and work visa program is broken. Furthermore, the Federal government is not forcing the immigration laws we have on the books. Before we can have any relief from the influx of illegal aliens entering into the United State we must secure the borders, enforce our current immigration laws and reform our legal immigration system.

The current influx of children into the United States is placing a tremendous burden on Border States. My heart goes out to these children and families who are being brought across the border, but the Federal government and especially the current administration have not only avoided preventing this travesty, but are encouraging it by providing legal services for these families, at taxpayers’ expense.

While these families are here and under the authority and care of our immigration and naturalization service, we should provide for their immediate medical and basic needs, but only until they are returned to the authorities of the nation from which they originated to be reunited with their families.”strong>

Bob Barr: “The mass border crossings by “children” reflects a deliberate policy by this Administration to encourage people to enter the U.S. illegally. The Congress must take action immediately – through its oversight responsibility and the power of the purse – to stop this Administration from spending taxpayer dollars dispersing these children around the country.

It is one thing to provide sustenance to the children in the immediate area of the border; beyond that, they should be placed on buses and sent back to Mexico. We must demand Mexico take action to stop this illegal migration, instead of condoning if not encouraging it.”

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Blue Card Amnesty
by DA_King
June 24, 2014 10:25 AM | 243 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

BLUE CARD AMNESTY for illegal alien farm workers: Georgia Agriculture lobbyist Bryan Tolar invents his own “facts” on amnesty legislation – all systems normal

A fixture in the Georgia state Capitol, most Georgians have never heard of Bryan Tolar, but they should pay attention to him and his willingness to hide the truth on the current push for another amnesty for illegal aliens.

Tolar, (for Twitter users, @BTolar) is not just another integrity-challenged lobbyist. He is also president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council which is the immensely powerful advocate for the growers in the state . At the Dustin Inman Society, we have been following his antics for years.

Here is a 2011 Tolar guest column in the Atlanta newspapers desperately pleading with Georgia state legislators to kill the 2011 E-Verify section of Georgia’s illegal immigration law that year. In it he tells us that pay and benefits totaling $14.00 and hour is too much  for the Ag masters to pay farm workers.

At least he put a number on it.

Last week, Tolar was able to get a plea for readers to contact their congressmen (“Farm labor shortage costly to state”) urging passage of “immigration reform” in the June 18 edition of the AJC in which he offered the usual goop about the shortage of farm labor, the concept that when it comes to workers wages, “money is not the issue” and the need for legalization – again - of illegal alien farm workers.

In his guest column, Tolar is selling the 2013 U.S. Senate amnesty bill and the component in it written by the Ag lobby to create a “guest worker” program for the illegal farm workers his industry hires and employs. The scheme is called a “Blue Card” program.

Tolar didn’t disappoint those of us who have watched him work for the last several years.  But we have to give him credit. He did mention that there already exists a federal visa – H2A - for the Ag industry to bring in legal farm workers. He overlooked telling readers that the H2A visa has no limit to the number of workers who can be imported. Or that agriculture is the only industry in the nation with its own visa process for foreign workers.

Or that according to CNBC net cash farm income rose from the record high in 2010 of $99.4 billion to a then  record high of $134.7 billion. Only 35.5 percent profit growth! Not bad for a struggling industry, eh? (Taken from “Phony Farm Labor Shortage: We Need To Talk About It” CNBC CNBC, September 2012.)

But what he did write on the Blue Card was worth noting so that you can decide if anything this character says in the future is worthy of acceptance.

From Tolar’s column:

“Recent federal legislative proposals would have met the labor needs of farmers through a “blue card” proposal. The program would not allow for amnesty; it would only allow foreign farm workers to apply for the card if they pay a fine, undergo background checks and prove they have farm work experience. A blue card would certainly not grant citizenship. It would only allow the applicant to legally remain in the country to do farm work for a limited time.”

Pro-enforcement Americans who haven’t read the Blue Card proposal in the senate bill should have access to some facts on this sales pitch. And should remember the old Latin warning: “Caveat Emptor.”

·         “Amnesty” is any process that allows any illegal alien to shed that illegal status and/or remain in these United States. The Blue Card scam is amnesty. 

·         The fine for  illegal aliens prescribed in the senate amnesty bill? It’s $400.00. 

·         “A blue card would certainly not grant citizenship.” Um, no, a blue card grants “Lawful Permanent Residence” – known as a green card. It is the green card status that allows the lucky former illegal alien to then obtain U.S. citizenship. Odd that Ag lobbyist Bryan Tolar didn’t make that clear, huh? 

·         Tolar then gets deep in the weeds on the blue card with “It would only allow the applicant to legally remain in the country to do farm work for a limited time.” Complete, indefensible nonsense. Having obtained a blue card, the formerly illegal alien recipient is now on his way to a green card (lawful permanent status) and then to the jackpot: U.S. citizenship. And the ability to vote. “Limited time” indeed.

 See what we mean about Bryan Tolar? The section of the 2013 Senate amnesty bill (s744) that deals with what becomes of  blue card holder is section # 2212. The first sentence explains that the holder can access permanent legal residence. The first sentence! That section reproduced HERE.

 Oh, Bryan…

 D.A. King is @DAKDIS on Twitter

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Jeb Bush and Immigration
by DA_King
April 10, 2014 11:35 AM | 576 views | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Photo taken by D.A. King of friends at the DC March for Jobs in Washington last July.
Photo taken by D.A. King of friends at the DC March for Jobs in Washington last July.
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D.A. King shares his irate reaction to Jeb Bush’s “act of love” - from Fox News Latino

Last Sunday, former Florida Governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered some thoughts on the crime of illegal immigration and enforcement.

On Monday, a very nice editor at Fox News Latino contacted me asking for my own pro-enforcement opinion on Jeb’s statement. That commentary went up on the Fox News Latino website Tuesday. In the interest of local education, I post part of it here, with a link to the entire irate column. Bush’s original remarks can be seen on video here

Interestingly, I have not heard a peep out of anybody in the Georgia delegation in Washington D.C., any elected Georgia Republicans or from any of the candidates for federal office in Georgia about this revealing insight into the mind of someone who is likely going to run to replace Barack Obama. Or maybe Mitt Romney. Either this newshound is missing the Georgia politicians reaction and intent to reaffirm their own position on amnesty vs enforcement, or they are silent. Put your money on the latter possibility.

Personal note: Jeb Bush’s remarks and the cone of silence from most Republicans is another reason this working-class conservative will never be a member of any political party.

On Jeb’s 'Act Of Love': Republicans Should Keep Looking For A Presidential Candidate 

By D.A. King 

Published April 08, 2014 

Fox News Latino Opinion  

Call it the Jeb Bush, establishment-Republican variation on “they are just looking for a better life” cliché. And let’s just call him “Jeb.”

In what should be the last words of a viable presidential campaign probe, Jeb defends the victims of borders who illegally enter the remnants of the Republic and take American jobs with the unforgettable words "yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family.”

Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor.

- D.A. King

Is Jeb saying that anyone in the world with a commitment to their family should be allowed to live and work in the U.S. as long as they don't plan on felonious activity?  If so, it could get very crowded. We already take in more than a million legal job-seekers every year.

Not many Americans should have much trouble closing their eyes and imagining Jeb’s mindless, pandering proclamations coming out of the mouth of any screaming SEIU street protestor carrying a “not one more deportation” placard.

If not a careful explanation of why Marco Rubio took a painful – and likely permanent – nosedive in the presidential polls, somebody may want to forward the current unemployment numbers to the Bush compound. And maybe send along the United States Code regarding identity fraud and theft of Social Security numbers. Or the fact that coming back to the USA after deportation is a felony.

Jeb floated his “so be it” ramblings while at least 20 million Americans who are committed to their families are out of work or underemployed. The day after Jeb’s remarks, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a bill to again extend unemployment payments for Americans who have been out of work for at least six months.

Apparently American families – of all descriptions – are not a priority for Jeb when it comes to the politics of dutifully providing the business bosses with “cheap” labor… Please see here for the entire column.

You can read the anti-enforcement companion to my commentary from Kica Matos,  Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change here.

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Lib in Cobb
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April 25, 2014
So, the son of your hero, comes out on the side of reason. DA, you are becoming more like a dinosaur each day. Perhaps it's time for you to go back to selling car insurance.

Condensed 2014 state Capitol vote records, as outlined
by DA_King
March 26, 2014 05:00 PM | 569 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Condensed 2014 state Capitol vote records, as outlined

Drivers licenses to illegal aliens:

Senate floor vote on amending SB 392 with the language of SB 404 intended to end the practice of issuing drivers licenses to Obama’s DACA illegal aliens:

*NOTE: This vote was not tallied on the public Senate vote machine and was done by a “stand and be counted” hand vote that was not officially recorded.

A “YEA” vote on the amendment was in favor of illegal aliens losing the ability to access a Georgia drivers license. A “NAY” vote on the amendment was a vote to continue to allow illegal aliens to have a Georgia drivers license.

Georgia state Senators voting “YEA” on the amendment (all Republicans):

Bill Heath

Steve Gooch

Josh McKoon

Judson Hill

Don Balfour

John Albers

William Ligon

David Shafer

Officially excused from the Senate floor during this important vote:

Mike Crane

Tim Golden

Donzella James (D)

Jeff Mullis

Bruce Thompson

Renee Unterman

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Georgia Senate vote on confirmation of Rocio Del Milagro Woody to the state Board of Corrections on the Governor’s Lst of Appointments

Senate floor vote record HERE.

*Note # 1: The Senate has the option of considering any or all individuals on the governor’slist separately.

*Note # 2: After originally voting “NAY” on the Governor’s list of appointments, Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Senate changing his vote record to “YEA.”

“While referring to illegally present aliens as “immigrants” and immigration enforcement as “anti-business,” Deal’s newly appointed corrections board member Del Milagro Woody has publicly spoken-out against the federal 287(g) program, Attrition Through Enforcement, and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”

***

HB 1051 – altering method and documents needed to renew public benefits, vote on passage

House vote HERE

Senate vote HERE

(The bill was defeated in the Senate)

RECCOMENNDED VIDEO BONUS:  If you want to see the Senate vote on official archived video see HERE, go to “Senate PM 5” and slide the timer to 33:11.

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House legislation designed to make life easier for illegal aliens to access public benefits in Georgia defeated in the state Senate
by DA_King
March 24, 2014 12:20 PM | 554 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

House legislation designed to make life easier for illegal aliens to access public benefits in Georgia defeated in the state Senate

HB 1051 VOTE RECORDS FOR HOUSE AND SENATE

Perhaps one of the most deceptive bills of the season, House Bill 1051 (Tom Dickson, R, Dalton) flew through the Georgia House early in the 2014 General Assembly, but was killed in the Senate after some basic educational work and political pressure was applied. The ACCG/GMA/ACLU anti-enforcement coalition has remained publicly silent in their failure to slip this one through the system.

Pro-enforcement Americans gain a small, likely temporary, victory in Nathan Deal’s Republican-ruled Georgia. You can see how your own state Rep and state Senator voted on the bottom.

It should be noted that DACA illegal aliens (“Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status”) are accessing most taxpayer-funded Georgia public benefits, including state issued ID cards and drivers licenses and also  

      

(A) Adult education;



      (B) Authorization to conduct a commercial enterprise or business;



      (C) Business certificate, license, or registration;



      (D) Business loan;



      (E) Cash allowance;



      (F) Disability assistance or insurance;



      (G) Down payment assistance;



      (H) Energy assistance;



      (I) Food stamps;



      (J) Gaming license;



      (K) Grants;



      (L) Health benefits;



      (M) Housing allowance, grant, guarantee, or loan;



      (N) Loan guarantee;



      (O) Medicaid;



      (P) Occupational license;



      (Q) Professional license;



      (R) Public and assisted housing;



      (S) Registration of a regulated business;



      (T) Rent assistance or subsidy;



      (U) Retirement benefits;



      (V) State grant or loan;



      (W) State issued driver's license and identification card;



      (X) Tax certificate required to conduct a commercial business;



      (Y) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);



      (Z) Unemployment insurance; and



      (AA) Welfare to work.

House vote record HERE

Senate vote record HERE

·        VIDEO If you want to see the Senate vote on official archived video see HERE, go to “Senate PM 5” and slide the timer to 33:11-52:24

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Pro-Enforcement Americans lose again!
by DA_King
March 17, 2014 02:45 PM | 915 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

PRO-ENFORCEMENT AMERICANS LOSE AGAIN!

REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GEORGIA STATE SENATE  VOTES TO CONFIRM  ANTI-ENFORCEMENT LEFTIST TO  STATE BOARD OF CORRECTIONS

Last week  the Republican-controlled Georgia Senate confirmed Republican Governor Nathan Deal’s appointment of GALEO’s anti-enforcement leftist Ms. Rocio Del Milagro Woody to the state’s Board of Corrections.

While referring to illegally present aliens as “immigrants” and immigration enforcement as “anti-business,” Deal’s newly appointed corrections board member Del Milagro Woody has publicly spoken-out against  immigration enforcement, the federal 287(g) program, the proven effective attrition through enforcement concept and complained that immigration law in Arizona “has encouraged Georgia politicians to claim that illegal immigration is costing jobs and threatening the economy.”

The vote for confirmation of the list of the Governor’s appointments was 39 “YEA” - *13 “NAY” and 4 not voting. You can see how your own state Senator voted on the official Senate vote record, which is HERE.

*NOTE: Senator Judson Hill originally voted “NAY” but has since asked the Secretary of the Senate to change the record to reflect a “YEA” vote to confirm Rocio Del Milagro Woody to a five-year term on the corrections board.

It is important to know that the Senate had the ability to consider Woody’s name separately from the other names on Deal’s list of appointees.

The Republican Majority Leader moved to dispense with the reading of the list of appointments. There were no objections to the motion or the inclusion of Rocio Del Milagro Woody’s appointment and the motion passed.

VIDEO: If you want to watch the short Senate video archive of this vote, it is HERE . Debate at 211:30 . Vote at 218:00.

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Last week the same Republican-controlled Georgia Senate voted down an amendment to legislation that would have ended the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal aliens. You can see how your own state Senator voted on that disgraceful issue HERE.

A Senate Resolution that would have allowed Georgia voters to answer a November ballot question on amending the state constitution making English the official language of government and ending the current practice of offering the written drivers license test in 11 language other than English was not allowed to escape from Senate Rules committee. The same resolution passed in Oklahoma in 2010 by 76%.

All of this is due to the orders from the Chamber of Commerce and big business.

Welcome to Republican-ruled Georgiafornia.!

Upon educated constituent’s complaints to some Republican Georgia state Senators, we are hearing that the Senators are telling constituents that they had no choice on voting on the confirmation of Rocio Del Milagro Woody, because the Governor’s List of Appointments was “presented in a bundle.” This is not true. As you can see on the video, the Senators  waived the individual reading of the names on the list.

They knowingly voted to create a “bundle” after having been educated on Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of this leftist Democrat.

Also, some Senators are claiming to have known nothing about Rocio Del Milagro Woody or that her name was on the list of appointees. This would be alarming if it were true, because it means that they blindly voted on confirmation to an important state position.

But, they did have an education on Woody: I personally stood at the door of the Republican Senate Caucus meeting the week before they voted an handed out a printed copy of the above Breitbart News article linked above.

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Lib in Cobb
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March 17, 2014
@DA: You couldn't buy a win these days, could you Skippy?

Get a new hobby, this one is not looking very good for you. Even the GOP legislators don't think much of your rants. Maybe next year.

HA!

VIDEO: Keeping score at Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Senate
by DA_King
March 11, 2014 10:22 AM | 781 views | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

VIDEO Keeping score at Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Senate:

Who voted to continue to allow illegal aliens to obtain and keep Georgia drivers licenses?

Ever ask yourself what really goes on under the Gold Dome? Here’s something. There is a link to official video at the bottom. See if you recognize anyone. 

With a Republican-super majority, on March 3, 2014 -“Cross-over Day” - the Georgia state Senate voted on an amendment to legislation related to drivers licenses. Republican state Senator Bill Heath, unable to move his own bill out of the Senate Rules Committee, attempted to attach the same language to SB 392.

The amendment’s addition would have stopped the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal aliens who have benefitted from Obama’s illegal delayed action on deportation DACA amnesty. It is important to know that the DACA  illegal aliens are still illegal aliens.

The Heath Amendment, with co-signers Senators Mike Crane, John Albers, Josh McKoon, William Ligon and Judson Hill, failed by a vote of 27-8. There are 56 state Senators. 38 Republicans, 18 Democrats. For the Obama-voters, this vote shows that 21 members of the Senate did not vote.

NOTE: This vote was not tallied on the public Senate vote machine and was done by a “stand and be counted” hand vote that was not officially recorded. Handy, ehh?

A “YEA” vote was in favor of illegal aliens losing the ability to access a Georgia drivers license. A “NAY” vote on the amendment was a vote to continue to allow illegal aliens to have a Georgia drivers license.

*Georgia state Senators voting “YEA” on the amendment (all Republicans):

Bill Heath

Steve Gooch

Josh McKoon

Judson Hill

Don Balfour

John Albers

William Ligon

David Shafer

*Officially excused from the Senate floor during this important vote:

Mike Crane

Tim  Golden

Donzella James  (D)

Jeff  Mullis

Bruce Thompson

Renee Unterman

*Subtracting the “YEA” votes and the excused list of excused senators (who did not vote) gives us the list of Georgia state Senators who voted “NAY” on the amendment. Or did not vote. This is called “walking” on a vote so as not to offend anyone politically.

Senator District City

*Beach, Brandon (Republican) 21 Alpharetta

Bethel, Charlie (Republican) 54 Dalton

Burke, Dean (Republican) 11 Bainbridge

Butler, Gloria S. (Democrat) 55 Stone Mountain

Carter, Buddy (Republican) 1 Pooler

Carter, Jason (Democrat) 42 Decatur

Chance, Ronnie (Republican) 16 Tyrone

Cowsert, Bill (Republican) 46 Athens

Crosby, John (Republican) 13 Tifton

Davenport, Gail (Democrat) 44 Jonesboro

Davis, Hardie (Democrat) 22 Augusta

Dugan, Mike (Republican) 30 Carrollton

Fort, Vincent (Democrat) 39 Atlanta

Ginn, Frank (Republican) 47 Danielsville

Harbison, Ed (Democrat) 15 Columbus

Harper, Tyler (Republican) 7 Ocilla

Henson, Steve (Democrat) 41 Tucker

Hill, Hunter (Republican) 6 Atlanta

Hill, Jack (Republican) 4 Reidsville

Hufstetler, Chuck (Republican) 52 Rome

Jackson, Bill (Republican) 24 Appling

Jackson, Lester G. (Democrat) 2 Savannah

Jeffares, Rick (Republican) 17 McDonough

Jones, Burt (Republican) 25 Jackson

Jones, Emanuel (Democrat) 10 Decatur

Millar, Fran (Republican) 40 Atlanta

Miller, Butch (Republican) 49 Gainesville

Murphy, Jack (Republican) 27 Cumming

Orrock, Nan (Democrat) 36 Atlanta

Ramsey, Sr., Ronald B. (Democrat) 43 Decatur

Seay, Valencia (Democrat) 34 Riverdale

Sims, Freddie Powell (Democrat) 12 Dawson

Staton, Cecil (Republican) 18 Macon

Stone, Jesse (Republican) 23 Waynesboro

Tate, Horacena (Democrat) 38 Atlanta

Thompson, Curt (Democrat) 5 Tucker

Thompson, Steve (Democrat) 33 Marietta

Tippins, Lindsey (Republican) 37 Marietta

Tolleson, Ross (Republican) 20 Perry

Wilkinson, John (Republican) 50 Toccoa

Williams, Tommie (Republican)

*Here is the official archived video of the Senate floor debate that occurred before the vote. Go to Senate PM 1 , Day 30 (Crossover Day), Monday, March 3, 2014 slide indicator to 305:00.

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Lib in Cobb
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March 19, 2014
@Kevin: Thanks for the mention of my "shouting at passing cars comment".

What would real “Immigration Reform” look like?
by DA_King
January 21, 2014 10:55 AM | 5072 views | 32 32 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

The below is a press release from the Federation for American Immigration Reform on what real, principled “immigration reform” would do for Americans. What a concept, huh?

I’ll add two points:

1) The nationally suicidal extension of birthright citizenship to children born to illegal aliens should be challenged and overturned. 2) And adopting English as the official language of these United States would go a long way towards uniting the most diverse nation in the world. Si?

This ought to keep the anti-enforcement nuts babbling for a few days. Have fun!

From FAIR:

Principled Immigration Reform Puts Americans First

PR Newswire

House GOP Leaders Must Rule Out Amnesty and Increased Immigration, Says FAIR

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Republicans are drafting a set of immigration reform principles to guide them as they debate immigration in 2014. They plan to release these principles in time for their January 29th GOP retreat.

At the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), we hope these principles will finally place the interests of Americans first – an idea that is conspicuously absent from the reforms being proposed by the leaders of either party.

FAIR's core principles for immigration reform are:

No more amnesties. We can create clever euphemisms, but the only people we will be fooling are ourselves. Any policy that legalizes illegal aliens is amnesty and will lead to even more illegal immigration. This includes any "pathways to citizenship" or legalization programs that grant green cards or work visas.

Secure our borders. The last time our government measured border security, only 13 percent of our borders are under "operational control." That is simply unacceptable. To get the job done, we must use all the tools at our disposal. We must put more boots on the ground, add infrastructure (such as fencing) and implement proven technology to reduce the flow of illegal aliens across the border. 

End visa overstays. Approximately 30-40 percent of illegal aliens are aliens who entered the U.S. legally, but overstayed their visas. To end this practice, we must add Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and finally implement a biometric entry-exit system at all ports of entry—a system already required by law.

Stop the hiring of illegal workers. Unless we remove the incentives to enter the U.S. illegally, we will not stop illegal immigration. We must eliminate the jobs magnet by requiring all employers use E-Verify and demand rigorous worksite enforcement that holds both employers and illegal workers accountable.

Robustly and uniformly enforce our immigration laws. Policies that direct law enforcement to ignore violations of our laws undermine the rule of law and are inherently unjust to law-abiding legal immigrants. We must enforce our existing immigration laws, eliminate fraud throughout the system, and prohibit the adoption of policies by state/local governments that encourage illegal immigration or provide benefits to illegal aliens. Enforcement doesn't require mass deportation. If we enforce our laws and remove the incentives to remain here, many illegal aliens will go home on their own.

Implement a merit-based immigration system. Our immigration system should choose immigrants based on an objective assessment of who is most likely to benefit the economic and social interests of our nation.

End family chain migration. Family-based immigration must be limited to spouses and unmarried minor children. Entitlements for extended family migration lead to an immigration system that is not based on merit, runs on autopilot and fosters exponential growth in immigration.

Support the American worker. American workers are the best and most productive in the world. They are eager to work. What they need is the opportunity to compete for jobs at fair wages, not unfair competition created by massive guest worker programs. In addition, just because we could benefit from some skilled immigration doesn't mean we should rubber stamp visas for every applicant with certain skills. We should develop and encourage our own STEM professionals, not discourage them by flooding the labor market.

Limit overall immigration. We are a nation of over 315 million people. We need to consider how much we want to grow and how that growth will affect jobs, our environment, resources and quality of life in America.

About FAIR

Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.  

SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1683590#ixzz2qZsev52N

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Anne Franks
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March 06, 2014
LIBINCOBB, No illegal aliens is going to take a chance on being "discovered"? Discovered? Discovered?

Golly, did ya know they march at the White House boasting they are ilegal? Discovered? HA!

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