THE FOLLOWING ARE JUST A FEW RECENT EXAMPLES OF THE LAWLESS NONSENSE THAT WE ALLOW TO TAKE PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY. BY STANDING ON THE SIDELINES, WE EMBOLDEN GROUPS LIKE CASA DE MARYLAND, LA RAZA, PANDERING BUSINESSMEN, LAWLESS POLITICANS AND THEIR ILLEGAL ALIEN CLIENTELE TO PROMOTE ACTIVITES THAT ARE SHAKING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF OUR COUNTRY.
GET INVOLVED, SPEAK OUT, WRITE, CALL, E-MAIL, MARCH, RALLY, ORGANIZE, VOLUNTEER, DONATE, VOTE…GET ANGRY AT WHAT IS BEING DONE TO OUR NATION.
REJECT AMNESTY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM, COMPLETE THE BORDER FENCE, ENFORCE THE LAW, SUPPORT FELLOW CITIZENS IN ARIZONA, RALLY AROUND POLITICANS FIGHTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR CASA DE MARYLAND, CATHOLIC CHARITIES & DEMAND THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THEIR FAMILIES LEAVE OUR COMMUNITIES NOW.
Other than a good excuse for a few drinks, who cares about this lowly Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo?
– Its San Jacinto Day we should be celebrating!
Originally published 04:00 a.m., May 7, 2010, updated 06:20 p.m., May 8, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL: Stinko de Mayo
On May 5, five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were sent home for wearing clothing featuring the American flag. Their offense: trespassing on Mexican heritage during Cinco de Mayo. Administrators called the flag-wearing "incendiary" and likely to cause violence.
The school district overrode the decision, and the boys were allowed to return to school. In response yesterday, about 200 students staged a walkout carrying Mexican flags. The question is: Who taught these kids to hate America so much?
There should be nothing disrespectful about the U.S. flag to Americans of Mexican descent or to any other immigrant group. Teaching children that their heritage is at odds with their citizenship promotes disunity and divisiveness. While the high school’s administrators may have been responding to a real public-safety threat, that threat was the product of their failure to instill a sense of national pride in their students.
Identity politics has become such a staple of public life and education in recent decades that incidents like this illustrate the poisonous effects it has on the nation. In the past, immigrant groups would attempt to outdo each other in demonstrating their patriotic attachment to the country that gave them safety, opportunity and freedom. Today, immigrant activist groups think patriotism is at best an inconvenience, at worst a sellout. They have replaced the melting pot with hardening battle lines in a struggle for power.
It is odd that Cinco de Mayo has become a focus of conflict. In Mexico, it is a relatively unimportant, mainly local holiday. But in the United States, it has become the de facto Mexican nationalist day, a far cry from its origins in the 1980s as a marketing gimmick by beer importers to sell brews that taste best with lime wedges.
This is only the latest instance of Old Glory being forced into the closet. In 2006, a Colorado school seeking to placate Mexican nationalists banned the American flag. After a mass student protest, Mexican flags were banned as well. In 2008, Dos Palos, Calif., high school student Jake Shelly was forced to remove a red, white and blue tie-dyed American-flag T-shirt he had worn to school because he was in violation of a dress code banning "shirts/blouses that promote specific races, cultures, or ethnicities."
In 2007, students at Hobbton High School in Sampson County, N.C., were not allowed to wear American-flag-themed clothes on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because of a general school prohibition on garments featuring flags. The superintendent of schools said that "educators didn’t want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible."
Not all flags are created equal. Some flags may be fashion statements, but the American flag is the patriotic symbol of the nation in which we live. This is why the American flag flies outside schools as opposed to, say, Zimbabwe’s.
Schools should spend less time telling patriotic students not to cause a ruckus simply by wearing the national colors and more time teaching the kids who are offended by the American flag how wrongheaded their views are. This might require teachers and administrators to begin making value judgments and moral choices for the benefit of the children they are charged with educating. The Stars and Stripes should be a proud statement of unity for all.
Los Angeles HS Teacher calls for Mexican revolt in the U.S.
Time to Pull the Plug on this Bozo
Delegate Saqib Ali is a light-weight, illegal alien supporting, CASA de Maryland loving delegate from Gaithersburg (DEMOCRAT- Dist-39). His latest fantasy is to run for state senator against Senator Nancy King (D-Dist-39).
Ali sponsored some really important bills in Annapolis this past session, No Joke:
Punjabi Cultural Awareness Day Act
Malfunctioning Traffic Light Act
Moving Violation Points Accountability Act Rental Car Parking Ticket Fairness Act
No So-Called Sexual Stimulant Pills for Kids Act
OK, Thomas Jefferson he is not. But just when you think Saqibbi is actually maturing the following hits the press. Hopefully Ali will spend the 2011-12 session in Annapolis in his Gaithersburg home.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Legislators exchange harsh talk over phone call
Rhetoric between Forehand, Ali boils over in District 39 race
by Alan Brody | Staff Writer
ANNAPOLIS – Tensions flared this week between two Montgomery County lawmakers engaged in separate Democratic primaries that could portend a summer of bitter campaign rhetoric in the state’s largest jurisdiction. The dispute involving Sen. Jennie M. Forehand and Del. Saqib Ali included allegations of "Chicago-style intimidation tactics" and a series of "dirty tricks," according to characterizations by both legislators.
At issue is a telephone call that Ali (D-Dist. 39) of Gaithersburg made to Forehand on April 24 in which the first-term delegate allegedly asked the longtime senator whether she planned to take sides in the race between him and Sen. Nancy J. King. Ali said he has placed similar calls to numerous elected officials in Montgomery County to gauge their support. But the two politicians recalled radically different versions of their conversation.
Forehand (D-Dist. 17) of Rockville said Ali suggested that she stay out of the District 39 race or else he would contribute a large sum of money to Forehand’s Democratic opponent, former Del. Cheryl Kagan. Ali contended that he never mentioned Kagan or donating money to her campaign if Forehand endorsed King (D-Dist. 39) of Montgomery Village.
"Anyone can fire off an angry letter saying this is what you said in a phone conversation – I could do that, too – but it’s not verifiable," Ali said in an interview Thursday. The sharply worded letter – sent on Forehand’s campaign letterhead and dated April 28 – which was obtained by The Gazette makes several charges. "For someone who spends so much time talking about transparency in politics, your brazen and fumbling attempt at political coercion would make Richard Daley’s most hardened ward heelers blush," the letter reads.
"In my years of involvement in local and state politics, I have never received a threat, much less one such as you delivered on Saturday. Corrosive tactics such as these are precisely why so many Americans are losing faith in the political process, and are increasingly skeptical of its potential as a vehicle for progressive change." Ali, who denied that he made any threats, suspected King’s allies of being behind Forehand’s response. "There’s a pattern where my opponent and her surrogates go ahead and say things about me that are untrue or are false allegations," he said.
According to Ali, the brief telephone conversation between him and Forehand was amiable and the letter "goes far beyond the pale by making outlandish, completely unverifiable and frankly unbelievable claims." "Never could I have imagined that such a chat would be twisted into the kinds of vague allegations that have resulted," he added in an e-mail statement to The Gazette. King said Forehand notified her of the phone call from Ali, but that she had not received a copy of her letter.
"I just decided that I would stay out of it," King said. "I’m more focused on running my race and not concentrating on what my opponent is doing." Kagan said she found it bizarre that Forehand sent her a copy of the letter. Neither King nor Ali has sought her support in their race. "I’m not any part of this conversation except for my commitment to transparency and campaign finance reform," she said.
In an interview, Ali accused Forehand of killing one of his bills during the recently concluded General Assembly session – a measure requiring motorists to reduce their speed and prepare to yield to other vehicles when they approach a malfunctioning traffic signal. He also alleged that King’s allies made baseless claims in a January story in The Gazette that raised questions about his ethics.
Ali believes it is an orchestrated attempt to undercut his campaign. "As we move forward with this campaign, there may be more smears and personal insults directed at me from other surrogates doing my opponent’s bidding," he said in the written statement. He promised instead to focus on issues such as creating jobs, improving public education, cleaning up the environment and making government more transparent.
But Forehand said she was put off by Ali’s tone, and noted that the decision to write the stern rebuke was hers alone. "It seemed to cross the line of civility among colleagues," she said of the telephone conversation. Regardless of who wins the District 39 race, Forehand said she wants to have a professional relationship if she also receives another four years.
Despite the spat, she said it won’t change her decision to stay out of other races. "I’ve got enough to do with my own," Forehand said.
CHECKOUT SOME POSITIVE THINGS THAT CAN HELP SAVE MARYLAND
E-VERIFY A POSSIBILITY IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Who: Henry C. Turner Jr., Candidate for Prince George’s County Executive. (Mr. Turner has made enrollment of County agencies and contractors in the E-Verify employment verification program part of his platform, the only candidate to do so.)
Henry Turner’s campaign website is www.henryturner2010.com .
What: Open House Meet and Greet for Henry C. Turner Jr. Nothing fancy, come as you are, no tickets, light refreshments, meet Mr. Turner and share your concerns and interests for the future of Prince George’s County.
Where: W.W. Duley House Historic House (residence of Mike and Lori Hethmon), 8100 Croom Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
When: This Saturday, May 15, from 6 to 8 pm.
How: Take U.S. 301 to Croom Road (MD Route 382), approx. 2 miles s of Route 4 in Upper Marlboro. Go east on Croom Road approx 1 mile until you cross the Conrail tracks. Turn left onto Croom Station Road immediately after the rail crossing and park along the tracks. The W.W. Duley House is on the corner.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, May 4
Jim Rutledge Pledges Support to Pat McDonough in Maryland Effort to Fight Illegal Immigration
Jim Rutledge Criticizes Barbara Mikulski for Supporting Amnesty Bill
FOREST HILL, Maryland – Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Rutledge of Maryland joins Delegate Pat McDonough in the fight to defeat amnesty legislation for illegal immigrants and secure the Southern border with Mexico. McDonough is encouraging Marylanders to sign a petition in support of the Citizens of Arizona. Candidates for office in Maryland along with members of the General Assembly will be provided surveys asking them whether they agree with Arizona’s approach. Jim Rutledge said, "We have a responsibility to enforce the laws and secure our borders."
The Rutledge for Senate Campaign believes that Maryland should end the present policy of "catch and release" which continues to heighten the growing number of gang related problems. Barbara Mikulski continues to sit idle while the safety of our communities is in jeopardy. The cost of not enforcing the immigration laws combined with liberal spending practices supported by Barbara Mikulski is forcing Maryland deeper into debt. Jim Rutledge said, "Last year, Maryland spent in excess of 1.4 billion of taxpayer money supporting the illegal population in the state."
Jim Rutledge who possesses years of experience with constitutional law and criminal procedure believes the new Arizona law is reasonable and constitutionally sound. States like Maryland and Arizona have waited for years for Washington to enforce immigration laws but have failed to do so. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said, "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created an unacceptable situation." Jim Rutledge opposes the attempt by Barbara Mikulski and Harry Reid to pass the Amnesty Bill. Washington needs to enforce federal laws and not reward those who break our laws and threaten the security of our nation.
For more information about Jim Rutledge and his campaign for U.S. Senate in Maryland, please visit the campaign online at www.rutledgeforussenate.com