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Originally posted by Roth Joint
Yep…. shall we say…the “his/her battle” for 2008 has just begun?……
Sen. Clinton says Rumsfeld should resign
Thu Aug 3, 6:50 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, hours after excoriating him at a public hearing over what she said was a "failed policy" in Iraq.
For months, Clinton has resisted joining the chorus of other Democrats demanding Rumsfeld's ouster. Her remarks Thursday were the harshest assessment yet from the woman considered her party's early front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination.
Sunday, August 6, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM
Lieberman defeat could signal Democratic shift
FARMINGTON, Conn. — The passion fueling the anti-war challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Senate primary signals a power shift inside the Democratic Party that could reshape the politics of national security and alter the battle for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, strategists in both political parties say.
An upset by Lamont would affect the political calculations of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., who like Lieberman supported giving Bush authority to wage the Iraq war, and could excite interest in a comeback by former Vice President Al Gore, who warned in 2002 that the war could be a grave error.
This sends a message to all Democratic officeholders," said Robert Borosage of the liberal Campaign for America's Future. "You're going to have a much tougher Democratic Party."
That could be felt most acutely by Clinton, who polls show is the early front-runner for the 2008 nomination and who has drawn criticism from Internet activists for opposing a timetable for withdrawal. Clinton appears to have gotten the message, as she demonstrated with sharp questioning of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at Thursday's Senate hearing.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
So they are saying that them, the democrats, will be as thought as the republicans? As against liberty and for security crap? Sh!t!
Originally posted by modese7en
I think that maybe, with all the powers the excutive has now, that if/when a liberal democrat gets elected to power and excercises those powers, the rural population is going to go nuts.
That's the best I've come up with to fit in Titor's story with whats happening today.
I know, I used both Liberal and Democrat in my post. But, it fits with my rural vs. urban voting argument.
[edit on 7-8-2006 by modese7en]
That Gingrich would openly refer to those who oppose Bush-Republican Neo-Conservative madness as being an "insurgency" is, in a very real sense, the first public admission that the Bush regime and Republicans are at war with the American people. It is a blatant confession of the ultimate Neo-Conservative agenda, i.e. a deliberate and swift movement toward a very real Executive dictatorship wherein those who dissent or disagree are "the enemy" or members of an "insurgency". Gingrich's use of the term "insurgency" when referring to fellow Americans reveals in no uncertain terms the reality that the Neo-Cons recognize a movement forming that consists of the American people and that is designed to directly challenge their drive toward a nationalist imperialistic dictatorship.
August 10, 2006
New Law Enforcement Teams Deployed to Capture Illegal Alien Fugitive
These ICE Fugitive Operations teams have federal authorities and nationwide jurisdiction. Though based in specific regional offices, the teams can be deployed to conduct operations anywhere fugitive alien populations are located in the United States. The teams use intelligence-based information and leads to find, arrest, and place into removal proceedings aliens who have been ordered to leave the country by an immigration judge, but have failed to comply -- thus making them fugitive aliens.
Of the more than 52,000 illegal aliens apprehended by ICE Fugitive Operations teams since the first teams were created in 2003, roughly 22,669 had convictions for crimes that include homicide, sexual assault against children, robbery, violent assault, narcotics trafficking, and other aggravated felonies and crimes of moral turpitude.
[Hmmm…interesting…..so….what about the other 27,331?…..]
By the end of September, a total of 52 Fugitive Operations teams are scheduled to be operational nationwide. The Bush Administration's FY 2007 proposed budget would allow ICE to deploy an additional 18 teams. The 45 Fugitive Operations teams currently in existence are collectively apprehending more than 1,000 illegal alien fugitives per week.
The complete list of regional offices with Fugitive Operations teams assigned are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Paul, MN and Washington, DC.
[Quite a list huh?…..]
ICE increases illegal alien detention capacity by 2,000
Just 40 days after ICE signed an agreement with Willacy County, Texas, to provide secure detention services for detainees, the first 500 beds are open and accepting illegal aliens apprehended at the Southwest border. The move caps a busy July in which ICE increased detention capacity by another 1,500 beds, bringing ICE's national detention capacity to 22,800. The move represents a significant step forward in the President's plan to ensure that all illegal aliens apprehended along the U.S border with Mexico are detained and returned to their home countries.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2006
Booming fugitive teams show enforcement, deportation happen
MABLETON, Ga. — "Police! Policia! Open the door!" shouted the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, as their loud banging on the door shut up a chorus of crickets on a pine-ringed road around 5 a.m. Tuesday in this Atlanta suburb.
Combined with thousands of National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexican border and dramatic increases in the number of bed space at detention centers to reduce "catch-and-release" cases, the teams fit President Bush's pledge to beef up enforcement.
[There they are….]
They are also changing the odds for illegal immigrants who until recently ran virtually no risk of being caught after they established themselves in communities far from the border.
"Once people got here, they knew it was OK," said Charles Kuck, the vice president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. "If (enforcement) had had this power and money for the last 10 years, we'd have a comprehensive immigration system now."
The seven men arrested Tuesday in suburban Atlanta, of which only the Mali one had been a target, told officers they had no idea why they were being detained, even after some admitted they were in the U.S. illegally. They refused to speak with The Associated Press.
Yet the Mali man's request to stay in the U.S. had been denied nine years ago, one of the men who was from Guatemala was caught twice by the Border Patrol in Arizona, and another man, from El Salvador, had failed to renew his temporary protected status since 2005, according to federal records officers obtained after locking them all in a cell.
[Can you read between the lines?….]
August 07, 2006, 6:26 a.m.
ICE, ICE Baby
Orange County provides the Bush administration with a significant enforcement opportunity.
It wasn’t until after 9/11, however, that any local police agency requested training under 287(g). The stigma against immigration law enforcement was too great; no local force wanted to risk the wrath of illegal alien advocates.
The Florida state troopers were the first to break the taboo. Stung by the discovery that several of the 9/11 hijackers had used Florida as a planning base for the attack, and aware that four of the hijackers had been stopped for traffic violations in various states while out of immigration status, Florida worked out an agreement with the INS (the predecessor to ICE) to train as immigration agents the 35 state troopers who participate in federal terrorism task forces.
…….but the Orange County Sheriff’s proposal takes immigration enforcement up another notch. It’s all very well to try to make sure that the feds take custody of illegal inmates after their incarceration……In contrast to most of the existing local immigration agreements, the Orange County plan tries to nab illegal-alien criminals before they end up in jail……..
Originally posted by Vitchilo
With the marching on our liberties everyday, i'm moving out in rural areas next year. Fark those motherfackers. Fack the government. I hope JT is right, and we'll kick their facking ass to those globalists.
Anyway, i hope we revolt BEFORE all this happen. GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE DEATH.
Also, Bush plan to protect himself and his government to war crimes. War crimes against his own population perhaps?
[edit on 10-8-2006 by Vitchilo]
Originally posted by modese7en
Lets add this to my list
So we've got the gov't proposing a law that adds anyone associated with a suspected terrorist to the detainee list, a bill in Congress making the administration immune to war crimes charges, and now its illegal for anyone to recieve information on gov't programs like wiretapping and the cia prisons in Europe; effectively making it illegal to report on what the gov't is up to.
[edit on 11-8-2006 by modese7en]
[edit on 11-8-2006 by modese7en]
The Jewish population in Israel is not prepared for a true offensive war. They are prepared for the ultimate defense. Wavering western support for Israel is what gives Israel's neighbors the confidence to attack.
Hispanic groups sued Hazleton on Tuesday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city.
Hazleton, a city of about 31,000 people 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine landlords $1,000 for renting to illegal immigrants, deny business permits to companies that give them jobs, and make English the city's official language.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund said the lawsuit is the first in the nation against a city that passed an illegal-immigration ordinance. The group and other plaintiffs contend the measure violates the law and asked a federal judge to prevent its enforcement.