Sunday, May 16, 2010

Your Denver Summer Adventure Sale!

Oh, boy! United Airlines is holding a summer adventure airfare sale to Denver!

All that greenery around the sky scrapers and that happy hiker, wow, it really looks fun! Well, it is like that... Outside of Denver, anyway. In the city? It's more like this...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Denver Post Continues to Peddle Pro-Illegal Alien Mythology

Speak of the devil, in today's Denver comPost we have the long-haired hippy and 1970s fossil Mike Littwin yet again peddling a utopian view of illegal aliens with the long debunked canard that illegal aliens don't contribute to crime. How does he do this? By disingenously pointing to the lowering crime rates in Arizona as evidence. This is easily enough debunked; what really amazes me is that people actually can get and keep jobs with newspapers writing this kind of mythological crap. Quite sneakily, and undoubtedly to avoid complaints of bias, he cites a CATO Institute commentator by the name of Daniel Griswold who made the claim that crime overall in the country is down, including in Arizona in a very short and rather flaccid piece. First of all, the CATO Instutiute is known for its promotion of amnesty (any search of their website will bear this out). Littwin probably thought it would add weight to his argument to cite a CATO study instead of a similar one by, say, La Raza. Secondly, the CATO Institute picked this piece up from Commentary Magazine, where it was originally published. Commentary has been criticized as being not much more than an ethnocentric think tank publication published by neoconservative Jews which promotes Jewish interests the way La Raza promotes Mexican interests. Not exactly a publication of mass-appeal and not exactly one that a person should rely on for accurate information, either.

In reailty, there are plenty of government studies which talk about the massive dark side to illegal aliens which CATO, Commentary and Littwin are ignoring. Go figure. Maybe its because they all have an agenda? We are supposed to believe that the illegal alien explosion has nothing to do with the chronologically coinciding explosion of Mexican gangs from California to Washington, D.C. and even to Ontario, Canada? Indeed, this little factoid and others are missing entirely from the pleadings of the CATO institute and its ideological allies. Unknown to many is United States Government Accountability Office studies showing that

In our population study of 55,322 illegal aliens, we found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien. Nearly all had more than 1 arrest. Thirty-eight percent (about 21,000) had between 2 and 5 arrests, 32 percent (about 18,000) had between 6 and 10 arrests, and 26 percent (about 15,000) had 11 or more arrests. Most of the arrests occurred after 1990. They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. One arrest incident may include multiple offenses, a fact that explains why there are nearly one and half times more offenses than arrests. Almost all of these illegal aliens were arrested for more than 1 offense. Slightly more than half of the 55,322 illegal aliens had between 2 and 10 offenses. About 45 percent of all offenses were drug or immigration offenses. About 15 percent were property-related offenses such as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and property damage. About 12 percent were for violent offenses such as murder, robbery, assault, and sex-related crimes. The balance was for such other offenses as traffic violations, including driving under the influence; fraud--including forgery and counterfeiting; weapons violations; and obstruction of justice. Eighty percent of all arrests occurred in three states--California, Texas, and Arizona. Specifically, about 58 percent of all arrests occurred in California, 14 percent in Texas, and 8 percent in Arizona.

What does the epicenter of this argument - Arizona - have to say about this? The Maricopa County DA released some data of their own as well, which said in part,

County Attorney Andrew Thomas released today the results of research by his office showing the illegal immigrant crisis is having a profound impact on crime. An analysis of all defendants sentenced for felonies in 2007 in Maricopa County Superior Court shows 18.7% to be in the United States illegally. Factoring in a random sample of those whose immigration status was initially unknown and later determined to be illegal, the study finds that the number rises to 21.8%. By comparison, illegal immigrants constitute an estimated 9% of the total population.

The analysis found that in 2007, illegal immigrants accounted for:

- 16.5% of those sentenced for violent crimes
- 18.5 % of those sentenced for property crimes
- 33.5% of those sentenced for the manufacture, sale, or transport of drugs
- 50% of those sentenced for crimes related to "chop shops"
- 35.8% of those sentenced for kidnapping
- 20.3% of those sentenced for felony DUI.

Likewise, for crimes more generally associated with illegal immigration, illegal immigrants accounted for:

- 44% of those sentenced for forgery and fraud
- 85.3% of those convicted of criminal impersonation for false ID
- 96% of those convicted for human smuggling.

It is estimated that each violent crime costs citizens about $20,000, and each property crime costs citizens $4,363 per offense.

Crime may be down overall, but that is no reason to think that illegal aliens aren't causing a huge crime problem in this country. To argue this is a logical fallacy at best, and dishonest at worst.

In another one of Littwin's race card arguments (lifted from Griswold), he attacks detractors of amnesty such as Tom Tancredo and Lou Dobbs for warning about the threat of multiculturalism endangering American culture by cutely comparing it to Italian immigration in the late 20th century as if its remotely similar. Hint: Italians assimilated, came legally, and in much smaller numbers. Mexicans, many millions who have given the finger to American law (and Americans by extension) by coming here illegally, have no intention to assimilate, hence the birth of the term "multiculturalism." It's not a hard conclusion to come to: millions of unassimilable, indeed often outright hostile, Mexican flag waving Mexicans settle here and eventually gain the demographic majority. Who in their right mind would think these people would remotely care about the Founding Fathers and the intentions they had for this nation, let alone the European-originated culture it has always held since its inception? The majority of Mexican activists have done nothing but thumb their noses at this country. Mexico intelligently partly bases its immigration policy on not upsetting the demographic balance. Why don't we have the common sense to bring back our own version of this law?

Littwin's blindness must be voluntary; do liberals go through a process of poking their eyes out or something? His cutesy tie-in, upon closer analysis, falls flat. Welcome to Mejico Norte.
Please, Littwin, find better sources for your silly arguments.

It should be obvious to anyone with an IQ higher than 10 that people who give the finger to the rule of law upon entering the country have no interest in suddenly playing nice-nice once we give them what they want. Hello, McFly...

The amnesty of 1986 granted 3 million illegal aliens instantaneous legal status. As a result of that, illegal migration was encouraged and ballooned to where we are now burdened with 12 million illegal aliens, a four-fold increase in migration. It is then safe to estimate that any kind of amnesty or euphemistically titled legalization scheme will take the 12 million illegals here now and blow it up another four-fold in the coming years, leaving us with a rounded off total of FIFTY MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS. This country will collapse under the weight, you can bet on it.

America's Immigration Problem Solved: Let's Copy Mexico's Immigration Law

Surely you've heard repeatedly on television, especially, how "racist" Americans are who want immigration law enforced are. We are told that we are not just "racist," but also, "xenophobes," "nativists," and generally "bigots." Mexican ethnic activist groups such as La Raza (literally translated "The Race" in Spanish, even though Mexicans are not a race and hypothetical discrimination against them would not be "racism") who have been allying with American (and I use the term loosely) organizations such as the ADL along with numerous Catholic organizations and other stateside ethnic interest and business lobbies to pry the American borders open like a hooker's legs have made the race card a favored weapon in their arsenal.

Never mind that the US already has grossly liberal immigration policy, they want it even more liberal; in fact, they basically don't want us to have a border at all. Mexicans, we are told, are "indigenous" to this area and that we "stole" their land from them. I for one, would like to know how the colonial land claims of a country established by white colonial rulers (and indeed still ruled by them 500 years down the road) have any more of a claim to land than another country established by white colonial rulers has? Every time I ask an amnesty proponent this question (as invariably the idiots throw out the "you stole it" canard), I never get a coherent answer. Indeed, I usually get the narrow batch of slurs as I've already mentioned above. Mexico was never any more accepting of or catering to the desires of the Indian groups occupying the American Southwest than the US Calvary was; in fact, Mexico made it a point of calling on the US government to send military forces to help them fend off Ute raids from their settlements in what is now Colorado's San Luis Valley, where Utes were known to kidnap and enslave Mexican children. So much for a "unida raza." Reconquista sentiment is built around a gamut of myths and historical distortions so numerous as to boggle the mind. In the end of course, its all just a ruse and a feel-good justification for millions of failed, impoverished poeople to leave their failed, impoverished country and venture to a better-run country for decent living conditions while saving face in the process.

The blatantly racist double standard to which pro-amnesty Mexicans and their backers are peddling in the US is especially stark when considering that Mexico's own immigration laws are extremely strict; so strict, in fact, that the US would do well for itself in adopting them. This would not only control our illegal alien problem but completely disarm race card playing Mexicans at the same time. To summarize Mexico's General Law on Population it ensures that

- immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor
- foreign visitors do not violate their visa status
- foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country's internal politics
- foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported
- foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported
- those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison

Foreigners are admitted into Mexico "according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress." (Article 32)

Immigration officials must "ensure" that "immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents. (Article 34)

Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets "the equilibrium of the national demographics," when foreigners are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when "they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy." (Article 37)

The Secretary of Governance may "suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest." (Article 38)

Local police departments must assist - not hinder like American ones selectively do - in the enforcement of these laws :

Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)

and, that

A National Population Registry keeps track of "every single individual who comprises the population of the country," and verifies each individual's identity. (Articles 85 and 86)

A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91)

Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)

Foreigners who sign government documents "with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses" are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)

Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)

Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)

Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico -- such as working with out a permit -- can also be imprisoned.

"A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally." (Article 123)

Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)

Foreigners who "attempt against national sovereignty or security" will be deported. (Article 126)

A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)

Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

DPS Administration Needs to Be Fired In Toto

Tom Boasberg, the new DPS superintendent, along with his fellow administrators, are pushing a political agenda with taxpayer dollars under the guise of protecting DPS workers from "racial profiling." Unless it's a habit of Denver Public Schools to send their people across state lines in a pickup truck with 30 DPS workers hanging out of the back of it or otherwise engage in suspicious behaviors, the claim that there is a risk of being "profiled" is completely in their heads, and hence DPS administration is taking it upon themselves to push a political agenda with city dollars.

Worse, Boasberg makes a fraudulent claim that "the community" has his back and is "deeply outraged." Oh? Who did he ask? Himself and his cronies? Channel 7 posted an article about this DPS boycott and included a reader poll asking if DPS was in the right or wrong, and it would seem that the community doesn't have Boasberg's back at all.

Boasberg and his liberal DPS allies are the same ones letting Mexican kids cut school to protest at immigration rallies. Specifically kids from predominantly Mexican West and North high schools keep showing up marching against every move legislators make to control the border. Wonder who is cheering them on and empowering them? Look no further than Boasberg.

If Boasberg & Co. were pushing an anti-amnesty agenda with city funds and trucking in bus loads of white kids out of white schools to protest amnesty sentiments, you can bet all hell would break loose.