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Old 09-19-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Good GRIEF - what part of ILLEGAL do these people not GET? (my bolding)

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Immigration is what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward," he said.

"America is going to be a minority nation in one more generation. Our minorities are not getting educated well enough now. Fifty percent of our minority kids are not finishing high school. We've got to invest in education. We should use the DREAM Act as one way to do it,” Powell said on Sunday.
Powell encourages passage of DREAM Act - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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Good GRIEF - what part of ILLEGAL do these people not GET? (my bolding)



Powell encourages passage of DREAM Act - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
Then find a solution that makes the best possible outcome for our nation!
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Guess THIS explains Powell's support of the DREAM Act........

Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100919/ap_on_bi_ge/us_powell_illegal_immigrants - broken link)
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:17 AM
 
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Guess THIS explains Powell's support of the DREAM Act........

Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100919/ap_on_bi_ge/us_powell_illegal_immigrants - broken link)
Your point is? The person who picked your lettuce may have been illegal. Should we then skewer you since you may have contributed to the salaries of illegal immigrants?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Your point is? The person who picked your lettuce may have been illegal. Should we then skewer you since you may have contributed to the salaries of illegal immigrants?
You don't see the difference between buying a legal product and violating the law deliberately?

FYI, the idiots at the NYTimes have (surprise, surprise!) come out in favor of the dream act:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/op...=1&ref=opinion

I love how they coin a new euphamism. Not illegal aliens. Not even undocumented immigrants. Oh no. Now they're Americans in waiting. Good grief.



So we're supposed to hand someone American citizenship because their parents broke into the country and they themselves managed to earn a GED in Spanish.

I don't think so. The only message our govenment should send to these brats is very simple: go home. And stay home. You don't get to jump the line and claim special rights because your parents are lawbreaking scum.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Your point is? The person who picked your lettuce may have been illegal. Should we then skewer you since you may have contributed to the salaries of illegal immigrants?
Many of us grow our own. besides only a small percentage are pickers.
me a river.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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You don't see the difference between buying a legal product and violating the law deliberately?

FYI, the idiots at the NYTimes have (surprise, surprise!) come out in favor of the dream act:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/op...=1&ref=opinion

I love how they coin a new euphamism. Not illegal aliens. Not even undocumented immigrants. Oh no. Now they're Americans in waiting. Good grief.



So we're supposed to hand someone American citizenship because their parents broke into the country and they themselves managed to earn a GED in Spanish.

I don't think so. The only message our govenment should send to these brats is very simple: go home. And stay home. You don't get to jump the line and claim special rights because your parents are lawbreaking scum.
Well stated!
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The military leadership supports the Dream act.
Unless the military is planning to engage in another war in the near future, I fail to understand why we would need more recruits, let alone illegals. After all, they now have a waiting list. I personally know a fine young man who scored 100 on the Air Force exam, and he has been waiting over a year to join. This is simply a piecemeal amnesty ploy.

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For the first time in more than 35 years, the U.S. military has met all of its annual recruiting goals, as hundreds of thousands of young people have enlisted despite the near-certainty that they will go to war.

The Pentagon, which made the announcement Tuesday, said the economic downturn and rising joblessness, as well as bonuses and other factors, had led more qualified youths to enlist.

The military has not seen such across-the-board successes since the all-volunteer force was established in 1973.
In Downturn, Military Reports Historic Recruiting Success - washingtonpost.com

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Pentagon officials said recruitment gains were fueled by the deepest U.S. recession since the Great Depression and an unemployment rate nearing 10 percent.

"For the first time since the advent of the all-volunteer force, all of the military components, active and reserve, met their number as well as their quality goals," said Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy.
Bleak U.S. job market boosts military recruitment | Reuters
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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It is infuriating that I would have to pay full price to attend GA Tech while someone who isn't even American would pay in state tuition. Congress should be ashamed of themselves for even considering this insult to Americans.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Default Citizens please light up the Senate switchboards!

My morning started with a phone call to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). I expressed my wishes to her staff that she vote against the DREAM Act amendment to the Defense Bill, and that Defense should not be held hostage by illegal aliens. When I asked her staff to take my name and zip code the woman who answered the phone laughed at me. I requested her name 3 times; twice she refused and on the third request I was hung up on.

Please light up the Senate switchboards today! Remind our representatives that they are supposed to represent us, the legal citizens of the USA, and not illegal aliens! They took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the DREAM Act is in direct conflict with that oath.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/09/20...te-phone-list/
DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353
501-324-6336
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824
225-389-0395
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822
313-961-4330
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154
314-367-1364
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651
406-657-6790
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644
406-449-5401
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043
701-258-4648
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551
701-239-5389
REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
904-398-8586
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
207-945-0417
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
207-874-0883
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
617-565-3170
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
402-758-8981
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
603-225-7115
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
214-361-3500
TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS
– CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.
ACTION: The following list is of Senators who have shown a real proclivity toward amnesty but seem to have remained uncommitted. Under the pressure of the impending November elections, some of these Senators could be persuaded to vote NO.
I would emphasize with them that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the amnesty itself.
REPUBLICANS
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
907-271-3735
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
317-226-5555
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
785-233-2503
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
614-469-6697
DEMOCRATS
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004
907-271-5915
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841
603-647-7500
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621
505-346-6791
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315
216-522-7272
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244
503-326-7525
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324
412-803-7370
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842
605-332-8896
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023
804-775-2314
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024
703-573-7090
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954
304-342-5855
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472
304-347-5372
SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE ‘DREAM’ AMNESTY
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see who is causing all this problem by pushing so hard to give 2 million more permanent work permits to illegal aliens to compete with 22 million American and legal immigrant workers who can’t find a job.
You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).
Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.
(AR) Lincoln
(CA) Boxer
(CA) Feinstein
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)
(CT) Dodd
(CT) Lieberman
(DE) Carper
(DE) Kaufman
(FL) Nelson
(HI) Akaka
(HI) Inouye
(IL) Burris
(IL) Durbin
(IN) Bayh
(IN) Lugar
(IA) Harkin
(MD) Cardin
(MD) Mikulski
(MA) Kerry
(MI) Levin
(MN) Franken
(MN) Klobuchar
(NV) Reid
(NJ) Lautenberg
(NJ) Menendez
(NM) Bingaman
(NY) Gillibrand
(NY) Schumer
(OR) Merkley
(PA) Specter
(RI) Reed
(RI) Whitehouse
(VT) Leahy
(VT) Sanders
(WA) Cantwell
(WA) Murray
(WI) Feingold



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