Friday, February 29, 2008

How the Democrats encourage foreign oil...



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Movie our Lawmakers Don't Want You to See

Here's a movie unlike any other in recent memory. It's called "Border", and it's the one movie the open-bordered leadership in our nation doesn''t want you--or anyone else to see.


Because it tells a true story. It's not Hollywood fiction with a happy ending. "Borders" is a raw firsthand video record of one man's journey to our borders and the unspeakable horrors that he found.

"Get off the sofa and do something about it!"

Those were the words that started the life-changing journey for Southern California resident Chris Burgard. Tired of hearing his complaints about the immigration crisis, Chris's wife challenged him to take action.

He did, and the result of his year-long journey is "Border".

Here you'll discover the true level of lawlessness at our borders-- the rape trees, and the death. You'll experience the frustration being felt by ranchers, farmers and citizens who are desperately trying to hang on to their land being overrun by vicious gangs and drug smugglers.

And most shocking of all, you'll witness drug mules being escorted across the border into the U.S. by Mexican military!

Our leaders don't want you to know how serious this situation has become. They prefer we all remain ignorant to the real truth--the truth that Chris Burgard captured on film--the truth that I guarantee will make your blood boil!

Click here to witness the truth about our borders:


ISRA Alert - Two Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee

ISRA Alert:

A pair of gun control bills passed out of the Executive Committee today:

The first bill, HB4357, would prohibit the ownership most of the rifles, shotguns and pistols now on the market.

The second bill, HB4393 would prohibit the purchasing of more than one firearm per month.


1. Contact your State Representative and politely tell him/her that you are opposed to HB4357 and HB4393 and that you would like for him/her to vote against the bill when it comes up. If you do not know who your State Representative is, then go to and follow the "Legislator Lookup" link.

2. Pass this alert along to all your gun-owning friends and ask them to follow the instructions above.

3. Please post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards to which you belong.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Message to Congress: Build the Fence!

I just signed a petition demanding our leaders in Congress to build the
border fence--as it was promised to us. I'm asking you to join me in

Click here:

After passing the Secure Fence Act last year, certain members of
Congress "gutted" the legislation and along with it any hope that a real
fence would be constructed.

A double-layered fence was promised to the American people, and I am
holding leadership accountable and demanding they make good on their

Two bills are currently in Congress that seek to reform and reinstate
the Secure Fence Act. I support these bills, and urge you to do so as
well by clicking here:

Thanks for joining with me.


The Revenge Candidate?

By Monica Crowley:

Here are five semi-counterintuitive reasons why McCain will be giving the Big Speech in Minneapolis on Labor Day:

1. While conservatives were off flirting with every Rudy, Fred, and Huck, the Nice Guy, Mitt, waited patiently, holding a bouquet. By the time we realized the Flash in the Pan Guys weren't the ones to bring home to mom, it was too late for the Nice Guy. And the Bad Boy already had the ticket to the Big Dance.



Earmarks special on PBS tonight (2/22/08)

Here is an update on the "earmarks" issue


From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, President, Alliance


Dear Robert,

I want to thank you for adding your name to our latest petition calling for an end to earmarking in Congress.

My IT staff reports that citizens are signing the petition at a rate of nearly 250 signatures per hour!

Robert, without question this is a critical issue for the American people. That's why I wanted to alert all those who have signed the petition to a program that is airing on PBS tonight (February 22) focusing on "earmarking."

Bill Moyers Journal and the PBS series Expose, profiles Seattle Times reporters as they "follow the money," the flow of billions of dollars siphoned from DC to fund "pet projects."

When: Friday, February 22, 2008
Time: 9 p.m. on PBS (check your local listings)

Click here to check the times in your area:

To watch a special preview, click here:

++Action Item--Alert your friends

Regardless of political affiliation, earmarks affect us all. That's why we are urging members of our team to forward this important update to 25-30 friends and family. Encourage them to watch the Moyers special and sign our petition to end earmarks by clicking here:

Earmarks have become a symbol of the culture of the widespread corruption on Capitol Hill, and as citizens, we must work diligently to bring a close to this era of dishonesty.

Thanks again for taking quick action with us. Help us spread the word by forwarding this message today.


P.S: Grassfire has learned that following the broadcast, Seattle Times reporters will answer questions from viewers at the Moyers Blog at:

+ + Sign Grassfire's petition calling for an end to Earmarks:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Unilateral Disarmament Democrats: Putting Trial Lawyers Ahead of Your Family's Safety


Newt Gingrich writes:

It's hard to think of an action that has put as many lives at risk as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D.-Calif.) declaration of unilateral disarmament in the War on Terror last week.
The rest (and the comments) are well worth reading. Another example of the damage done to our security by the "friendly" democrats...


How to Keep Reagan Out of Office


Ann Coulter writes:

How did we end up with the mainstream media picking the Republican candidate for president?

It isn't the early primaries, it isn't that we allow Democrats to vote in many of our primaries, and it isn't that the voters are stupid. All of that was true or partially true in 1980 -- and we still got Ronald Reagan.

We didn't get Ronald Reagan this year not just because there's never going to be another Reagan. We will never again get another Reagan because Reagan wouldn't run for office under the current campaign-finance regime.

The rest (and the comments) are well worth reading. Another example of the damage done by McCain...


Help End Government Earmarks

I have just signed a national grassroots-led petition to end government
earmarks, and I'm inviting you to join with me and thousands of other
Americans who want this corrupt system brought to an end.

Click here to add your name:


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Help Me De-fund Planned Parenthood

I have just signed a national petition to terminate federal funding for
Planned Parenthood and other organizations promoting abortion.

This is a crucial issue that truly needs your immediate attention.
Please click below for more information:


ISRA Notice - Volunteers for IGOLD

ISRA Notice:
Volunteers Needed for IGOLD - Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day

Have you attended a Lobby Day event before?
Do you know how to find the legislators offices in the State Capitol?
Do you like helping others?

If you answered yes to these questions, and can commit to spending a day with your fellow gun owners in Springfield on March 11, then please consider being a volunteer to help others find their way around the Capitol complex.  For more details, click here to send an email to ISRA 1st Vice President Mike Weisman.   You will get a reply within a day or two.

Learn more about IGOLD here.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

ISRA Alert - Update on McHenry County

ISRA Alert:
Update on McHenry County

McHenry County - Full Board Vote Postponed
McHenry County Sportsman's Association President Lee Lexow was notified that the McHenry County Board has pulled the 2nd Amendment Resolution from the agenda on Tuesday, February 19 out of respect for the mourning families. They will be taking up the issue at a date to be determined. Lee will still be at the Lakemoor Gun Show on Sunday as previously noted.

Please do not go to the Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, expecting a board vote on the 2nd Amendment Resolution.

ISRA Alert - County Resolutions

ISRA Alert:
County Resolutions on the Move!

Attention LaSalle County & McHenry County Firearms Owners!

LaSalle County - Committee Action
The LaSalle County Legislation and Rules Committee met on January 17 and discussed the resolution supporting the 2nd Amendment that was brought to them by an ISRA member.

That committee is seeking citizen input in order to help them make a decision. In an article appearing in the January 18 Ottawa Times, two committee members came out in support of an Assault Weapons Ban. George Gruenwald (D-LaSalle) voiced support of an AW ban as did Tom Ganiere (D-Ottawa) who said that he did not feel that the Framers ever envisioned “assault weapons.”

The next meeting of the Legislation and Rules committee is Feb 19 at 9:00 am. If you live in LaSalle County, please contact the committee members below and express your support for the Resolution and ask them to forward it to the full board for consideration.
Don Jordan D-Streator 815-672-5879
Allen Erbrederis R-Somonauk 815-498-9675
Tom Walsh D-Ottawa 815-434-6750
Dan Flanagan D-Mendota 815-539-9028
Richard Scott D-Ottawa 815-433-4962
Tom Ganiere D-Ottawa 815-433-4457
George Gruenwald D-La Salle 815-223-4507

McHenry County - Full Board Vote
McHenry County Sportsman's Association President Lee Lexow and Rich Young (both are ISRA members!) have worked hard to introduce the 2nd Amendment Resolution in McHenry County.

The Law & Justice Committee of the McHenry County Board passed the 2nd Amendment Resolution out of committee on a 6-0-0 vote. It now heads for a full board vote on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00pm, at the McHenry County Courthouse Annex, 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, IL 60098.

There is expected to be a number of anti-gunners at the board meeting. Firearms owners who live in McHenry County are encouraged to attend and show support for the 2nd Amendment.

Because there is a large turnout expected, Lee Lexow has announced a meeting at the Lakemoor Gun Show on Sunday, February 17 at 10:00am, at the table staffed by McHenry County Sportsman's Association. The purpose of the meeting is to organize and coach people that would like to speak at the County Board Meeting. McHenry County residents are invited to the meeting to meet with Lee Lexow and their fellow firearms owners.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day - Mar 11

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day 2008

IGOLD Links:

home page

Bus Info

T-Shirts & Hats



Illinois Carry

Champaign County Rifle Assoc.

Sangamon County Rifle Assoc.

All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2008. This is an annual event where the members directly lobby their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate.

We will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Springfield Hilton at 12:00 noon for registration. We will have a legislative briefing, then we will all proceed to the Capitol Building to locate and talk with our representatives. We will have a reception at the Illinois State Library Auditorium from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm. We are urging all participants to stay until the end of the reception. This is a very important part of the day, as the state's legislators have been invited to attend.

Please join us for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, you won't regret going.

An IGOLD Message To You From Valinda Rowe:

Mark that day on your calendar, schedule a vacation day, personal day, whatever you have to do to be in Springfield for Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day!!

With the Illinois General Assembly back in session the "assault weapons ban" and all other anti-gun owner bills from 2007 are back in play again in 2008. The Illinois State Police are setting their own rules on FOID card requirements bringing a whole new meaning to the words "subject to police power" in the Illinois State Constitution. Cook County is trying to expand Chicago style gun control to the whole county plus trying to shut down all firearm retailers and gun shows in Cook County - first Chicago, then all of Cook County, and then the state. The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence has hit the ground running for the 2008 session of the General Assembly pushing for more restrictions on Illinois gun owners instead of criminals with guns!

Now is not the time to sit idly by and wring our hands. NOW is the time to show up at the Illinois State Capitol and let our voices be heard - the voices of Illinois Gun owners - loud clear voices that we have had enough infringements on our rights - we'll budge no further. In fact, not only do we stand our ground, we want back ground that's been lost. Illinois is one of only two states left that does not have a Right to Carry law and that is unacceptable to the law abiding citizens of Illinois.

A fleet of charter buses will be arriving from all corners of the state - to reserve a seat on the bus and avoid all the hassles of driving and finding a parking place just select from one of the buses listed on the left.

Don't miss this monumental movement in Illinois firearm history! Join together with firearm owners from all over the state at IGOLD and let your voice heard!

When &
Begins Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 12:00pm
Starting Location:
12:00 pm - Springfield Hilton, Grand Ballroom
1:30 pm (approx.) - Head out to lobby Senators and Representatives,
respectfully make our presence known in
committee hearings that are in session
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Reception in the State Library.
Parking: Metered on-street parking is available to the south of the Howlett Building.
The meters accept quarters for up to a 9 hour period.
Better Travel:

Bus Info

Forget the hassle of parking near the Capitol! IGOLD will have buses going to Springfield from strategic locations throughout Illinois. Ride the bus, ride with your friends.

These gun rights organizations and manufacturers are sponsoring the buses to offset your cost: ISRA, CCRA/GSL, PK Firearms of Shelbyville, IL, Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms, Armalite, and DSArms

Click here for information on the bus routes. Need more info now, or want to sponsor a bus? Contact the ISRA Office! On-line sign up is available for most buses.
Apparel: Wear whatever you'd feel comfortable in while you are meeting your representatives, and don't forget you'll also be representing the rest of your fellow Illinois gun owners. Business casual is suggested, dress up if you want. We suggest that you don't wear any camo.
Security: After the tragedy in 2005, there are now metal detectors in the Capitol Building that you will have to pass through on your way in, so please think ahead for this: no knives, novelty ammo keyfobs, etc. Bring proper identification.
Who: You, of course! ...and bring a friend.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ISRA Alert - State Ammo Ban

ISRA Alert:

A pair of ammunition ban bills are up for hearing in the House Executive Committee this week. If enacted, either of these bills would effectively ban the purchase of ammunition in Illinois. The bills in question are HB 4269 sponsored by Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago), and HB 4349 sponsored by Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Champaign).

Here is what passage of either of these bills would mean to you:

1. Ammunition manufacturers would be required to imprint a secret code on cartridge casings so that the purchaser of the ammunition could be identified.

2. When you purchase ammunition, that secret code would be registered to your name.

3. All your ammunition purchases would be registered with the Illinois State Police.

4. You would be responsible for all eternity for ammunition registered to you.

5. It would be in your best interest to destroy all expended ammunition casings because an unaccounted for empty casing could be used to frame you for a crime you did not commit.

6. You would have to surrender all unregistered ammunition you now own to the Illinois State Police.

7. Reloading would be banned.

8. The Illinois Department of Revenue would be authorized to place a tax on ammunition and raise that tax any time for any reason.

9. Taxes and increased manufacturing costs would raise the price of a box of .45 ammo to $200 or more.

10. Gun ownership would become too costly for most people.


1. Call Rep. Monique Davis’ office at (217) 782-0010 and POLITELY tell the person that answers that you are a law-abiding gun owner and you would oppose Rep. Davis’ attempt to ban ammunition.

2. Call Rep. Naomi Jakobsson’s offce at (217) 558-1009 and POLITELY tell the person that answers that you are a law-abiding gun owner and you would oppose Rep. Jakobsson’s attempt to ban ammunition.

3. Call each of the following members of the House Executive Committee and POLITELY tell whoever answers the phone that you OPPOSE HB4269 and HB4349 and that you would like them to vote against those bills in the Executive Committee. Remember, you represent the gun owners of this state, so BE POLITE:

Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-1117
Rep Joseph Lyons (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-8400
Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington)  (217) 782-1118
Rep. Eddie Acevedo (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-2855
Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios (D-Chicago)  (217) 558-1032
Rep. Bob Biggins (R-Elmhurst)  (217) 782-6578
Rep Michael Bradley (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-8117
Rep. Brent Hassert (R-Romeoville)  (217) 782-4179
Rep. Jim Meyer (R-Naperville)  (217) 782-8028
Rep. Robert Molaro (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-5280
Rep. Bob Rita (D-Crestwood)  (217) 558-1000
Rep. Angelo Saviano (R-River Grove)  (217) 782-3374
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago)  (217) 782-8116

4. Please pass this alert along to all your gun-owning friends and ask them to make calls as well.

5. Please post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Remember – gun control is a disease, you are the cure!

Click here for a version of this alert designed for printing (pdf, 78kB).

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tax Reminder....

2007 Tax Reminder...


Don't forget to pay your taxes.....

21 million illegal aliens are depending on you!


Thursday, February 07, 2008

I am protesting anti-faith attacks

I just signed a Citizen Letter of Protest exposing and confronting the efforts of the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), and others to intimidate and silence Christians during this election cycle.

Pastors have already received "anonymous" threatening letters warning of possible jail time if they encourage church members to participate in the election. Groups like AU are sending out misleading mailings that serve to intimidate churches into silence.

Please join me in signing the Citizen Letter of Protest by going here:


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

ISRA Alert - Cook County Gun Ban


The good news is that rabid gun-hater Larry Suffredin lost his Democratic primary bid for Cook County State’s Attorney. His humiliating 3rd place finish should put the brakes on his aspirations for higher office for a while.

The bad news is that Larry Suffredin still sits as a commissioner on the Cook County Board where he’ll continue to push for a total ban on the sale and possession of firearms in Cook County.

Now that the smoke is clearing after the primary battle, we must continue to fight against the Suffredin county gun grab proposals. Your help is badly needed in this effort.


1. Call the Cook County Commissioners listed below and POLITELY inform whoever answers the phone that you are a law abiding firearm owner and that Suffredin’s decisive defeat on Tuesday is a strong message from the people of Cook County that they do not support Suffredin’s gun control package. Politely tell the person on the phone that you would like to see commissioner from that district to vote against any and all gun control proposals that come before the county board.

2. Pass this alert on to all your gun-owning friends and ask them to call the Cook County commissioners as well.

3. Please post this alert to any and all Internet blogs, chats or bulletin boards to which you may belong.

District 1 Earlean Collins 312-603-4566
District 2 Robert Steele 312-603-3019
District 3 Jerry “Iceman” Butler 312-603-6391
District 4 William M. Beavers 312-603-6398
District 5 Deborah Sims 312-603-6381
District 6 Joan Patricia Murphy 312-603-4216
District 7 Joseph Mario Moreno 312-603-5443
District 8 Robert Maldonado 312-603-6386
District 9 Peter N. Silvestri 312-603-4393
District 10 Mike Quigley 312-603-4210
District 11 John P. Daley 312-603-4400
District 12 Forrest Claypool 312-603-6380
District 13 Larry Suffredin 312-603-6383
District 14 Gregg Goslin 312-603-4932
District 15 Timothy O. Schneider 312-603-6388
District 16 Anthony J. Peraica 312-603-6384
District 17 Elizabeth Ann Doody Gorman 312-603-421

What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?

Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, 'Mexican Visitor's Lament' -- 10/25/07.

She interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting Denver last week. Hernandez said, 'They (illegal aliens) pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes... What Happens to your country's economy if 20 million people go away?' That's a good question - it deserves an answer. Over 80 percent of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America? The answers may surprise you!

In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $102 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grand-kids - would move back 'home', mostly to Mexico. That would save Coloradans an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.

Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67 percent drop-out/flunk-out rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our gridlocked cities in Colorado.

Denver's four percent unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America, the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home' --

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home', the U.S. Economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn't be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 Billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push '1' for Spanish or '2' for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.

In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the '18th Street Gang' would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!

America's economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn't return to the aliens' home countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America's economy - which currently suffers an $8.7 trillion debt.

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act.

Americans wouldn't suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country-brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities. It would also put the 'progressives' on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11 percent of our greenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico's poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in what the New York Times called, 'colonias' or new neighborhoods. Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, electricity, roads or any kind of sanitation. The New York Times reported them to be America's new 'Third World' inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I've seen them personally in Texas and Arizona; it's sickening beyond anything you can imagine.) By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico.

We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico. We already invite a million people into our country legally more than all other countries combined annually. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation. It's time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.

Interesting Statistics. Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them:

  1. $11 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare to illegal aliens.
  2. $2.2 billion dollars are spent each year on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
  3. $2.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
  4. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
  5. $17 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
  6. $3 Million Dollars PER DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
  7. 30% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.
  8. $90 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. http://transcripts.cnncom/TRANSCRIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html
  9. $200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
  10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.
  11. During the year 2005, there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from terrorist countries Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine, and marijuana crossed into the U.S. from the southern border.
  12. The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.
  13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
  14. The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States!

The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!!!

If this doesn't bother you, then just "unread" this message.
Otherwise, forward this to everyone you know!


Still no fence?

Interesting, and this is only one State... If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will!

From the L. A. Times:

  1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
  2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
  3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
  4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
  5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
  6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
  7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
  8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
  9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
  10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County.)

(All 10 of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York) results from immigration.
29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

We are a bunch of fools for letting this continue.
You and I are a bunch of fools for letting this continue.


Hooray for a Michigan State Professor!


Edmund Burke.

Hooray for A Michigan State Professor

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indrek Wichman.

Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were "hate speech."

Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:

Dear Moslem Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey ), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France.

This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile "protests. If you do not like the values of the West - see the 1st Amendment - you are free to leave.

I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option.

Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.


I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Well! As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen. Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion. (unlike the broad latitude given to the Islamists to spew their hate-filled raves)

For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman, saying the e-mail was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.

Send this to your friends, and ask them to do the same. Tell them to keep passing it around until the whole country gets it. We are in a war. This political correctness crap is getting old and killing us.

If you agree with this, please send it to all your friends, if not, simply "unread" it.

Verified -


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tough vote choices today?

From: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
Date: Tuesday 5FEB08 3:30 a.m. EST

What to do if stopping illegal immigration is really important in the next President?


While I was donating blood to the Red Cross earlier tonight, a 19-year-old at the cookie table spoke with a quiet pride about having just pumped his 5th pint and how doing that and voting were really fulfilling ways to show his patriotism.

I assume most of you will shed no blood today, but I hope you will go the extra patriotic mile to be sure to ...
  • ... cast your vote (if in a primary state)
  • ... phone & email a lot of friends and family to remind THEM to vote -- and to make sure they know where each candidate stands on amnesty for illegal aliens
In Primary elections, turnout is usually the most important factor.

However you decide to vote, I'm sure America will be better off if there is a really tremendous turnout by all of you who understand the immigration issues and know where the candidates stand on them. (Check out the stances here.)


Those voting in the Democratic Primaries face no significant difference between Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton on immigration issues.

But those of you voting in the Republican Primaries are telling me of the following ways you plan to vote:
  • No. 1 -- THE PRINCIPLED OPTION: No matter what your candidate's chances are of winning your own state, you tell me you will vote for your favorite among the anti-amnesty Paul, Huckabee and Romney. You will vote on principle for the candidate who best represents all of your concerns, even if that helps the pro-amnesty McCain win your state.

  • No. 2 -- THE PRACTICAL OPTION TO HELP ONE CANDIDATE DEFEAT McCAIN: Because Romney is ahead of Huckabee and Paul in the national polls, and is far ahead in delegates won and in money available to continue to fight, many of you recommend that all anti-amnesty voters choose Romney -- even if he is in third place in the polls of your state. The idea is to stop splitting delegates among more than one anti-amnesty candidate and enable one to truly challenge McCain at the convention.

  • No. 3 -- THE PRACTICAL OPTION TO DENY THE PRO-AMNESTY McCAIN AS MANY DELEGATES AS POSSIBLE: Those of you advocating this option are interested in shifting enough votes from the third and fourth place candidates in any state to the highest ranking anti-amnesty candidate. Your goal is to help the anti-amnesty candidate who is best poised to take delegates away from McCain in your state.

    If you like the third option, read below for which anti-amnesty candidate is in the lead in the election states today.
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You will know where the legal line is by where all the other people are standing to hand out literature.

Simply click on this (adjust colors and sizes as you wish), print it and hold it up for voters to see as they arrive at the polls. Vote first and then donate 15 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour of your time to holding the sign to make sure voters are educated about McCain's very clear promise to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

Here's the link to the simple sign.

You may also want to print out McCain immigration grade cards from website -- and other accounts of McCain's immigration actions.


It would seem to be a significant victory if McCain can be stopped from getting any more than 700 of the more than 1,000 delegates at stake today. That (combined with the nearly 100 he already has) would leave him at least 400 short of the 1,191 needed to secure the GOP nomination.

A major victory would be to keep him below 600. That would give anti-amnesty forces some time in the remaining Primary states to better educate Republican voters about Sen. McCain's stated commitment to giving amnesty to at least 10 million illegal aliens and to dramatically increasing the importation of foreign workers to compete with American workers.

Keeping McCain's wins under 600 -- or even under 700 -- is going to be tough because polls show McCain with overwhelming leads in winner-take-all states of New York (101 delegates), New Jersey (52) and Connecticut (30).

This next section is highly controversial because every Republican and Democratic candidate has support among a segment of you getting this email. Please understand that I am making no endorsements here.

But what I am doing is showing you what you would do if your top priority today is to keep pro-amnesty McCain from getting delegates.

Paul, Huckabee and Romney have all made explicit promises to oppose legalization (amnesty) of illegal aliens and to use an Attrition Through Enforcement policy that drives illegal aliens back to their home countries.

(Nearly all of the surveys listed below were taken over the weekend.)

If you are willing to switch your vote from your favorite candidate to a candidate best able to defeat McCain today, you might:

  • ALASKA: The Wall Street Journal suggests Paul might be poised to win this state.
  • ARIZONA: Deep resentments among Republicans about their long-time home-state Senator McCain has left him with a bit of vulnerability and perhaps the opportunity for a Super Bowl type upset. The latest Rasmussen polls show McCain at 43%, followed by Romney at 34% (and Huckabee at 9% and Paul at 7%). A truly serious get-out-the-vote drive provides the slightest possibility of the embarrassing upset for McCain.

  • CALIFORNIA: The latest SurveyUSA shows McCain at 39% and Romney at 36%. But Rasmussen's poll of the last two days shows Romney ahead with 40% over McCain's 32% (and 12% for Huckabee and 5% for Paul). A McCain loss in California would give a lot of people hope in the remaining Primary states. Anti-amnesty votes should coalesce around Romney for a big news media victory and lots of delegates.

  • COLORADO: Romney should take this from McCain if the anti-amnesty voters stick with him.

  • GEORGIA: According to the latest Insider Advantage poll, McCain at 32% is in a dead heat with Romney at 31% (followed by Huckabee at 26% and Paul at 3%). Georgia is one of the three most aggressive states in trying to drive illegal aliens away. Unless some of Huckabee's and Paul's supporters switch to Romney, the state may send pro-amnesty McCain delegates to the convention.

  • ILLINOIS: The latest SurveyUSA shows McCain at 38% and Romney at 23% (with Huckabee at 25% and Paul at 7%). This is a real long-shot that will require incredible turnout by anti-amnesty voters.

  • MASSACHUSETTS: Make sure Romney takes the delegates of his home state.

  • MONTANA: The winner takes all 25 delegates.

  • NORTH DAKOTA: Romney should be the frontrunner for the anti-amnesty vote here.

  • UTAH: Romney appears poised to take all these delegates.
  • ALABAMA: Latest SurveyUSA poll shows McCain at 37% and Huckabee at 35% (with Romney at 19% and Paul at 6%). Romney and Paul voters could easily push Huckabee vote total to defeat McCain. Huckabee over the weekend signed the long and detailed immigration pledge of Sen. Sessions, Alabama's wildly popular champion opponent of illegal immigration. Alabamans despise amnesty. How could this state go for McCain? The only way is for the anti-amnesty vote to be divided.

  • ARKANSAS: Huckabee should win in his home state. Make sure McCain doesn't pull an upset.

  • MISSOURI: This is a winner-take-all state. According to the latest SurveyUSA, McCain at 33% will take all of Missouri's 58 delegates unless anti-amnesty forces coalesce behind one candidate. Although Romney is close at 28% (and Paul at 4%), the best chance for defeating McCain appears to be switching votes to Huckabee who at 31% is virtually tied with McCain.

  • OKLAHOMA: Latest SurveyUSA shows McCain at 37% and Huckabee at 32% (with Romney at 23% and Paul at 3%). That is striking distance in a state that is one of the most anti-illegal-immigration in the nation. Why would Oklahomans give their delegates to Amnesty King McCain? Because the anti-amnesty vote is split.

  • TENNESSEE: Latest Insider Advantage poll shows McCain with 32% just barely ahead of Huckabee at 30% (with Romney at 22% and Paul at 6%). This is another strongly anti-amnesty state that should easily help Huckabee take these delegates away from McCain.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Amnesty vote Tuesday in Illinois (and 21 other states)

From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, President, Alliance

Tomorrow's primary amounts to the equivalent of an amnesty vote. Please forward this message to your friends.


Tomorrow, Illinois citizens will have the opportunity to go to the polls in what amounts to the first-ever National Primary involving 22 states.

This vote will be a major referendum on the issue of Amnesty, which has been one of the top issues discussed during the primary season.

In essence, tomorrow's vote is an Amnesty vote, just as important as last summer's defeat of the Senate Amnesty Bill.

Every G.O.P. debate has featured immigration. Every time citizens have had an opportunity to pose questions of the candidates, immigration and amnesty have been at the top of the list.

But all that really matters to the politicians and the pundits is how we vote!

That is why I am encouraging every team member to take two actions today:

  1. Vote Tuesday! - Since you live in one of the Super Tuesday states, be sure to go to the polls and vote for candidates who share your views on immigration and amnesty. has developed Amnesty Voter Guide resources for you -- including briefings on all the G.O.P. candidates. Go here:
  2. Forward this message to your friends - Please send this message to your entire personal email list and ask your friends in the Super Tuesday states to use our Amnesty Voter Guide resources and then vote for candidates who share their views on immigration and amnesty.

Again, Tuesday's vote amounts to an amnesty vote, just as important as last summer's amnesty showdown over the Senate amnesty bill.

Thank you for taking action.

Steve Elliott, President

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Hilary and the cowboy

This is too funny not to post.


Hillary and a Cowboy ............

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton , on an airliner bound for Texas, finds
herself seated next to an older, weathered man in a western snap shirt,
faded jeans, and a cowboy hat. Thinking herself above the old cowboy,
she decides to make sport of him.

"You know," she says, "I've heard these flights go much more quickly if
you strike up a conversation with a fellow passenger. So, let's talk."

The cowboy looks at her wryly and says, "Well I s'pose that'd be all
right, m'am. What'd ya like to discuss?"

"Oh, I don't know," says Hillary with a slight hint of sarcasm. "How
about Iraq?"

"Hmm," says the cowboy, sensing an attempt to perhaps belittle him,
"That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question
first: Horses, cows, and deer all eat the same stuff--grass. Yet a deer
passes little pellets, a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse makes
muffins of dried poop. Why do you suppose that is?"

Dumbfounded, Senator Clinton replies, "I haven't the slightest idea."

"So tell me, then," says the cowboy with a smile. "How is it that you
feel qualified to discuss Iraq when you don't know shit?

Teach a Republican voter Monday


Let's get the word out and hopefully we can vote McCain out of the running on Tuesday!


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Teach a Republican voter Monday
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 01:23:28 -0500
From: Roy Beck NumbersUSA <>

From: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
Date: Sunday 3FEB08 11:30 p.m. EST
Half of Republican voters think McCain will stop illegal immigration -- Give them the truth Monday

Today's polls show John McCain still poised to win a large majority of the delegates on Tuesday ...

... unless the 500,000 of you can reach out to millions of Republican friends, families and acquaintances to correct their incredibly mistaken notion about McCain's immigration positions.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll this weekend asked likely Republican voters which candidate, "regardless of who you may support," do you "trust most to handle immigration issues."

The answer will shock you:

47% McCain
22% Romney
10% Huckabee
5% Paul

This political illiteracy among Republican voters threatens disastrous consequences. Please share this information widely.

Some open-borders apologists, such as syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette, say 47% of Republicans like McCain on immigration because they support McCain's idea that the best way to solve illegal immigration is to make nearly all the illegal aliens into legal residents and U.S. citizens.

That is pure wishful thinking on the part of open-borders advocates. Reputable polls for two years have shown that an overhwelming majority of Republicans (and a majority of Independents and Democrats) has opposed every one of McCain's attempts to legalize illegal aliens with an amnesty.

I believe that at least half of those 47% Republicans who express confidence in McCain's immigration plans simply don't know the truth.

And the truth is exceptionally easy to find out.

For two months, McCain answers every immigration question by saying he will "secure the border" and that "I know how to do it."

But records of his past actions show that he has repeatedly voted against funding the border fence, against funding more Border Patrol, against expanding interior immigration agents. About the only time McCain has backed more security on the border is when it is tied to giving an amnesty.

McCain has held border security hostage for years. He has been willing to work for border security only if Americans pay the "ransom" of giving him an amnesty.

But I am willing to accept that McCain is finally serious about securing the border, except that he really hasn't provided a serious, detailed plan for how he will do it.

Read McCain's statements in recent interviews to see how terribly the "straight-talker" zig zags to confuse voters about his ultimate plan to grant a gigantic amnesty.

McCain laid out his Immigration Plan in radio ads in South Carolina:
1. "Secure the borders."
2. Deport around 2 million illegal aliens who have committed felonies.
3. Treat the other 10-18 million illegal aliens with "compassion" by letting them keep their U.S. residency and their American jobs and eventually become citizens.

McCain never expresses compassion for the 23 million working-age Americans without any college who do not currently have a job -- or the millions more Americans whose real wages have stagnated or declined in recent years because their occupations were flooded by foreign labor.

Although the nation already has nearly 40 million foreign workers and dependents, McCain has repeatedly said that we need to import even more. During the last two years, he has pushed various bills that would double and triple immigration.

Every Republican you know needs to get a copy of this email (and the one I sent Saturday night).

The 500,000 of you -- even if every one of you votes (and surely you will if your state is holding a primary) -- are not enough to shift the results of Tuesday's elections unless you multiply your influence by educating at least 10 other voters. And ask each of them to educate at least 5 more.

Look at all of McCain's pro-amnesty votes here.

Click here to see all the times McCain has worked against American workers and helped greedy businesses procure foreign labor.

View McCain's whole abysmal history of failing to protect our national security at the borders and our economic security at the workplace.
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GOOD NEWS FLASHES: Your massive emailing and phone calling, combined with a growing movement of Stop-McCain voices nationwide, is slowing down the McCain bandwagon and showing positive possibilities for Tuesday:
  • Anti-amnesty Romney has moved ahead of pro-amnesty McCain in California (37%-34%), according to a brand new Reuters/C-SPAN/ Zogby poll.

  • While most polls show McCain with a wide lead nationwide, the latest overnight Rasmussen poll shows the race much narrower with McCain at 33%, Romney at 29% and Huckabee at 21%.

  • Romney crushed McCain in the Maine caucuses today, despite both Senators endorsing McCain.

  • McCain (97) now holds only a narrow lead in delegates over Romney (92), with Huckabee (29) and Paul (6) following (based on the CNN count).

  • Former Justice Department official Kris Kobach has joined the Romney campaign, providing more assurance of its commitment to driving illegal aliens back home. Attorney Kobach has been a hero around the country assisting localities (such as Hazelton) in enforcing immigration laws.

  • Mike Huckabee has signed the Immigration Pledge of Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.), our staunchest ally in the Senate.

actions in brief:
Please send this alert to every email address you have.

And look for the alert I sent you Saturday night so you can forward that, too.

We need to reach 50 million voters by Tuesday morning.
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If millions of misled, misinformed and misguided Republicans hand McCain a giant victory on Tuesday, you can be sure that the generally pro-amnesty media will sing the song of Ruben Navarrette who said this weekend:

" ... depending on how you ask the question and whether you use words such as 'amnesty' or 'earned legalization,' a majority of Americans support the comprehensive approach that McCain proposed. It's starting to look as if the Republican Party's anti-illegal immigration zealots may represent a loud and obnoxious faction of conservative voters, but a small one at that."

I know you won't want to look at headlines on Wednesday morning declaring a victory for Comprehensive Amnesty positions and then wish you had helped all the other Americans who were busy trying to educate Republican voters on Monday.

Click here for the states and dates for Republican Primaries and Caucuses.

Click here for the states and dates for the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses.


P.S. Be sure to look at our ratings of 16 immigration categories for all Presidential candidates.