By Brian Anderson, November 20, 2014.
Over the summer Texas Governor Rick Perry invited Obama to come down to the border to see first hand the chaos his immigration policy was creating as illegal alien children flooded into this country. The President declined the invitation replying flippantly that he wasn’t interested in “photo ops.”
Fast forward to tonight when Obama is expected to deliver on his promise of amnesty for millions of people in this country illegally via executive action. This announcement, which the major networks refuse to carry, will interrupt the Latin Grammys being broadcast live. Beyond a photo op, this is like high-production half-time show. Let’s just hope there is no wardrobe malfunction.
The Hill Reports:
Officials with ABC, CBS and Fox confirmed to The Hill that Obama’s 8 p.m. speech from the White House will not be carried on their networks. CNN reported that NBC would not be carrying the address either.
You can’t blame the networks. November is “sweeps month” when advertising rates are calculated based on ratings. Much like how the American people have rejected Obama’s policies, they would rather scoop their eyes out with a sharpened spoon then watch one of his long boring speeches. Even if it’s a historic illegal rewriting of US law like tonight’s announcement is expected to be.
Just because the networks won’t carry it doesn’t mean there is a media blackout:
Cable news networks are expected to carry the address, as is the Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.
And it just so happens that Univision is broadcasting the Latin Grammy Awards Show tonight. Borja Echevarría, vice president of the Spanish-language channel, has stated that they will interrupt the broadcast to carry Obama’s message live.
Wow, this timing couldn’t be any more convenient, could it? I mean, what are the chances that Obama’s amnesty executive action would perfectly line up with the Latin Grammys? Throw in the fact that the White House didn’t even ask the major networks to carry his speech and the coincidences are downright eerie.
A source at one of the major networks told The Hill that the White House did not officially request prime-time coverage on the networks Thursday…
Far from a coincidence, this is a calculated move. Obama wants this announcement going out to the small group of people that aren’t appalled by his complete lack of respect for the law and the separation of powers as spelled out by the Constitution.
Timing his amnesty ploy with the Latin Grammys also shows how this move is not something that the vast majority of Americans support. This unpopular move is for a small segment, many of whom are not even American citizens.
Obama says he doesn’t do photo ops, but this Latin Grammy half-time show is the mutha of all PR opportunities. Once again the President has lied. Unfortunately, the only promise he seems intent on keeping is one that will allow millions of illegal aliens to avoid deportation, giving them an undeserved path to citizenship.
“Every time [Obama] opens his mouth about immigration… there’s a huge negative impact on us that live out here along the border…”
Ranchers living in Texas’ vast Brooks County are blaming the Obama administration’s amnesty rhetoric for the noticeable increase of illegal immigrants crossing through their lands.
Rancher and Texas Border Volunteers co-founder Dr. Mike Vickers says he’s noticed more trash along footpaths, and has even run across people seeking help.
“We had two groups, Sunday a week ago,” Vickers told KRGV. “Seven of them gave up to me. They were Hondurans and Salvadorans.”
Vickers has witnessed an uptick in empty water bottles along paths around his and other properties, a sign that smuggling routes are being increasingly traversed.
Vickers and his band of volunteers, which aid the U.S. Border Patrol in detaining and apprehending illegals, are prepared to confront yet another wave of immigrants crossing through the county re-invigorated by amnesty chatter.
“My feeling is and the intel that I’m receiving from law enforcement is that we’re going to see a new surge,” Vickers predicts. “A new surge of traffic coming through.”
The spike was also predicted last month when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted that “the influx could grow again this winter.”
“We believe it is necessary to build more of that capability in the event we have another spike,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies meeting in October.
If an increase unfolds, Vickers lays the blame squarely at the Obama administration’s feet, which has for months been circulating rumors regarding a unilateral executive order which would legalize millions of immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
“Every time he opens his mouth about immigration and what he’s gonna do, there’s a huge negative impact on us that live out here along the border, especially in the rural areas where all the smuggling trails are,” said Vickers.
“There’s no question if he takes an executive action for some kind of an immigration issue that allows amnesty, allows them to stay here, we’re gonna be covered up again. There’s gonna be another wave, a flood of people coming from all over the world to get in here.”
For Vickers and other Brooks County ranchers, the “negative impact” is readily tangible.
“Property damage is staggering. And if you’ll look at the fences south of the [Falfurrias Border Patrol] checkpoint, there’s a 12-mile stretch there where the ranchers along the highway cannot run cattle on the ranch because those fences are constantly being destroyed on a daily basis,” Dr. Vickers exclusively told Infowars. “And our perimeter fences around the rest of the ranch are constantly being compromised. Last week, the boys spent two days out here fixing five or six spots where the fences were either cut or torn down by large groups of people coming through.”
Smugglers’ sometimes violent nature also makes Vickers fear for his family’s lives.
“There’s been a number of encounters with these guys. There’s eminent danger out here. These people have criminal intent,” Dr. Vickers told us in July. “It would be nothing for us to be killed and the house ransacked and vehicles stolen.”
Indeed, while many illegals emigrate to the US in search of a better life, Infowars has reported on illegal alien burglary rings which were busted after breaking into secluded South Texas ranch homes mainly searching for firearms.
Also in July, we uncovered a story regarding six MS-13 gang members who beat a Maryland homeless man to death after he got into an argument with one of their female counterparts. Curiously buried in a video report by ABC affiliate WJLA was a quick mention that all six arrested were illegal immigrants.
Obama’s promise of amnesty not only negatively impacts ranchers, but also costs the lives of immigrants risking the perilous trek through Texas’ unrelenting brush country.
Earlier this year, Infowars reported on the more macabre revelation of “rape trees” commonly found along smuggling routes, in addition to the more gruesome discovery that ranchers in Brooks County would not eat wild hogs found in the region due to the chance that they had likely fed on illegal immigrants who died after succumbing to thirst, heat exhaustion or starvation in the harsh Texas terrain.
Attorney General Greg Abbott just tweeted out one of the most disturbing images of this campaign season. The picture? Ballots in Bexar County, one of the largest counties in Texas DON’T EVEN HAVE HIS NAME LISTED!
This is huge.
We knew that the Democrats would try to lie, cheat, and steal their way to election victory, but by eliminating the frontrunner’s name from the ballot? This is a new low, even for the queen of death, Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis.
That’s right. The name of Greg Abbott, the Republican seen as the front runner and sure win to be the next governor of Texas is missing from the ballot. In his place is the name of the GOP opponent who he defeated in the primary, David Dewhurst.
This is from a voting machine in Bexar County, Texas, the same county targeted by Democrats in Texas with commercials in Spanish that called the Tea Party terrorists.
Is this a glitch? Is this an anomaly? Given the fact that voting machines have been registering Republican votes as Democrats throughout the country, one would be hard pressed to believe that this is an accident.
If this is a pervasive issue throughout the state, it could very well impact the gubernatorial election in Texas.
“The law applies to you and I as citizens, and yet it appears there is no law when it comes to illegals”
As Americans prepare to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections, top sheriffs from across the country are warning: If President Barack Obama succeeds with his plans for an executive amnesty, there will be a flood of new illegal immigration into America this country the likes of which this country has never seen before.
“The law applies to you and I as citizens, and yet it appears there is no law when it comes to illegals,” Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “The message the President’s action will send is this: if you can get to the border, you’re home free. It completely undermines the rule of law and makes the job of every law enforcement officers – which is already difficult – impossible. We already have our hands full because the border is not secure: imagine what the situation will look like when the President gives executive amnesty to those already here. It would unleash a tidal wave of illegal border crossings, overwhelming law enforcement. It will be open season for the cartels. Again: the border is not secure now – to give a presidential amnesty would be to make matters dramatically worse for our officers who are trying to do the job the President won’t.”
Maryland’s Frederick County sheriff Chuck Jenkins said that Obama’s planned executive amnesty, if it succeeds, will turn every county in America into a border county.
“In my opinion, based on what I’ve seen, every county in America will become a border county,” Jenkins said. “What were going to see from the President’s action is not only the cost to healthcare, social programs, and education, but the increase in criminals coming into our country. You’re going to see increases in crime, infiltration from transnational gangs, the drug trade and human trafficking.”
Tuesday’s election, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) wrote in an op-ed for Fox News, is a referendum on Obama’s plans for an executive amnesty.
“Every single Senate Democrat voted for the Obama-backed plan to provide immediate work permits to 12 million illegal immigrants – allowing them to compete for any job in America,” Sessions wrote, adding later in his column a direct plea to American citizens.
Sessions, speaking to American voters, wrote that “with your vote, you have the power to prove them [Washington and corporate elitists pushing for amnesty] wrong.”
“You have the power to deliver a message they won’t forget,” Sessions wrote.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made the same argument in recent months, after legislation he introduced that would defund and block Obama’s amnesty plans passed the House.
“President Obama has decided this election will be a referendum on amnesty,” Cruz said in early September on the Senate floor as he headed for an immigration showdown with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid, using his majority of Democrats in the Senate, blocked efforts by Cruz, Sessions, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and others to pass the bills defunding Obama’s amnesty.
Several GOP Senate candidates, like New Hampshire’s Scott Brown, Arkansas’ Tom Cotton and Georgia’s David Perdue—among others—have made stopping Obama’s amnesty a central theme of their campaign. Sessions has worked to help all three win their races, writing articles for and providing critical messaging for them in the home stretch. Cotton appears likely to win by a large margin on Tuesday, and Brown has come from behind in a big way in a race that comes down entirely to turnout. Perdue may win outright on Tuesday, but a libertarian in the race may send that contest against liberal Democrat Michelle Nunn into a January runoff.
Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, in a recent interview with Breitbart News and tele-town hall with TheTeaParty.net, promised Americans that if they deliver the Senate Majority to the GOP then Republicans will stop Obama’s planned executive amnesty.
“While I can’t speak for the legislature, I’m very confident we will stop that,” Priebus said, while adding he believes the president’s plans are “un-American.”
“We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen: Defunding, going to court, injunction,” Priebus said. “You name it. It’s wrong. It’s illegal. And for so many reasons, and just the basic fabric of this country, we can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen. I don’t know how to be any stronger than that. I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will.”
Sheriff Sam Page of North Carolina’s Rockingham County said America should prepare for a “surge” of illegal immigration—and the criminal activity that comes with it—if Republicans don’t succeed in stopping Obama, as Priebus promised.
“Human trafficking, drug trafficking and criminal activity are coming through our borders, but not staying near our borders – it’s getting into every part of the United States,” Page said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “This is a public safety issue – a terrorist or any other kind of criminal may cross our borders. We just don’t know who is coming across. If the President issue his executive amnesty, you’ll see a dramatic surge of people coming in from all countries, including Central America – and again we won’t know who’s coming in: gangs, drugs, cartels, public health threats, human trafficking. We’re not catching but a small percentage of those coming across. This will place public safety in our communities in danger, and taxpaying citizens will be left picking up the tab.”
Hidalgo County, Texas, sheriff Eddie Guerra said America should prepare for a “terrible situation” if Obama succeeds in his plans.
“We are going to see what I’m seeing here on the border in larger and large numbers, which is a huge increase in illegal immigration coming across our border,” Guerra said. “An amnesty order is going to create more people an incentive to come into the US. The drug cartel will exploit any opportunity to come into the United States, and this will create the cover for them to continue exploiting our porous border. This will create the opportunity for kidnapping, trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitution, and smuggling. These smugglers have no regard for human life. They destroy private property. They have no respect for law enforcement. They circumvent US checkpoints.”
Sheriff Tom Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, said even states as far away from the border as his Bay State are not safe.
“It will dramatically increase the draw for illegal immigrants to come into our country, because you have the President of the United States sending out a message that we have no problem with people ignoring our immigration laws,” Hodgson said. “They’re looking for a wink and nod that says ‘yeah, come on in’ – we’ve seen it with the DACA. It is the worst message you can possibly send. Come in, don’t worry about the laws, don’t wait your turn. You invite people to ignore our laws. We have no knowledge of these individuals’ background or criminal histories. We have minors coming in right now who have confessed to murder. We in these communities are left trying to find out: who are these people? If didn’t learn anything else post-9/11, it’s that we need to know who is in our communities and what they’re purpose is. he President’s planned order is a formula for national disaster and public safety.”
Hodgson added that the message—and invitation—Obama is sending to the rest of the world through an executive amnesty could undermine the United States’ system of government.
“When the President of the United States is sending a message that he’s not concerned with lawbreaking, those words are the beginning of the destruction of our democracy,” Hodgson said. “When you have the President saying you can come in unlawfully without consequence, basically the President is saying to do the world: don’t respect our laws. That’s I worry about: if you don’t protect the framework of democracy, then you risk losing democracy itself.”
Federal agency preparing to deal with new cases of virus
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | NOVEMBER 3, 2014
The Centers For Disease Control is set to purchase over 1.4 million surgical gowns in response to concerns about the spread of Ebola, as experts predict the United States could see over one hundred cases by the end of the year.
A notice posted on FedBizOpps reveals that the federal agency is preparing to spend big on personal protective equipment (PPE) to try and deal with an outbreak that scientists have warned could “explode” by mid-December unless urgent action is taken.
We featured the notice on Friday in an article about the CDC also acquiring body bags, although the “sources sought” advisory was subsequently updated to include the exact quantities of PPE gear that the federal agency was looking to purchase.
On top of almost 10,000 body bags, the CDC is set to buy over 1.4 million sterile surgical gowns, a similar quantity of disposable face masks as well as over a million bottles of hand sanitizer.
Health officials are clearly ramping up preparations for further Ebola cases in the United States, with 250,000 Hazmat suits being sent to Dallas last week
While the CDC says it is making the purchases “for potential use in the current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa as well as any other future responses to outbreaks of contagious diseases worldwide,” top medical experts have predicted that the United States could be hit by as many as 130 Ebola cases by the end of the year.
“As best we can tell right now, it is quite possible that every major city will see at least a handful of cases,” David Relman, a professor of infectious disease, microbiology and immunology at Stanford University’s medical school, told the Associated Press.
In a related development, the U.S. Army is also looking to obtain Ebola detection kits for “planning purposes,” equipment that has the capability to, “definitively identify the Ebola Zaire Virus in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).”
The “sources sought” notice, issued by the Aberdeen Proving Ground military facility located in Aberdeen, Maryland, has a deadline of November 14.