From "Mexican execs tell Nunez they feel rejected by state":
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said Mexican business executives told him yesterday they feel "totally rejected" by California political leaders, a contrast to their warm relations with Texas officials.
After a private meeting with a dozen business leaders here, the Los Angeles Democrat said executives regard the current wave of "anti...
... referring to California's own Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It features Orange County GOP Hispanic outreach chief Manny Padilla and KCAL political commentator Allan Hoffenblum discussing where they think Arnold went wrong.
As noted here in the past (link, link), Hoffenblum can be counted on to provide advice that's not just wrong, it's un-American as well:
Hoffenblum points to President George W. Bush...
From Bill Graves, Oklahoma City lawyer and former state representative:
Congress is debating the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), also known as son of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). America presumably benefits from "free" trade, and CAFTA allegedly will open up billions in trade between the United States and Central America.
... to pass a law forbidding Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's smoking tent. From the analysis of AB 616:
Current law prohibits smoking within 20 feet of a main entrance or main exit of a state, county or city building. However, there is not a law governing outdoor areas, such as patios or courtyards within public buildings.
Monday's New York Times has a front page article about illegal immigration to Idaho and County Commissioner Robert Vasquez's attempts to do something about it: "A Battle Against Illegal Workers, With an Unlikely Driving Force".
In what might be a first for the NYT, it's not a PIIPP, and the bleeding heart "liberalism" of Nina Bernstein is nowhere to be found.
It does, however, approach this...
Los Angeles mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa was interviewed by Mexico City's El Universal a few days ago, and:
[he said] that Mexico will play an important role in shaping his policies...
...Villaraigosa stressed that as mayor he would look to improve relations with Mexico.
"We are starting a new era.
The California Legislature was recently given a pay raise by an independent commission. Before each of our 120 reps was getting $99,000 per year. In the future, they might get $110,880 per year. That works out to just $1.44 million, a mere drop in the bucket.
Now, as for that $70 million that Gov.
My title again! MSM report actually titled "Chicago Protesters Greet Gov. Schwarzenegger".
Schwarzenegger was in the city to attend a private fundraiserevent at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, but several local nurses protested outside the facility...
The SB Sun family of newspapers reports on the anti-Arnold rally yesterday in which busloads of "immigrants" were brought to Sacramento to support illegal immigration.
After the comments previously discussed and a few others of the same level demanding massive state benefits for all, we get this:
Schwarzenegger spokesman Vince Sollitto said in an interview afterward that Schwarzenegger, as an...
Welcome to the first installment of Antonio Villaraigosa Watch, a feature that will highlight the thoughts of the new mayor of Los Angeles.
Today's feature is "LA mayor-elect breaks with governor on civilian border patrols":
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he opposes civilian volunteers patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border to discourage illegal immigration, putting him at odds...
... Chronicle has tacitly endorsed both Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Minuteman Project.
On Sunday they published "Gov. Vigilante: Just another white guy in a pickup truck" from Marxist UC Irvine professor and "intellectual" Mike Davis.
CALIFORNIA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently angered his state's Hispanic community with his views on illegal immigration, called on the US federal government to boost patrols along the US border with Mexico...
[...quotes from Fox News Sunday...]
...Schwarzenegger, who emigrated from Austria in 1968, came under fire last month by praising the controversial "...
You have to give CalInsider some slight credit. Unlike many other California newspaper columnists, he doesn't support open borders. However, he also doesn't like the Minuteman project. See "Governor misses the mark on illegal immigration":
Schwarzenegger need not apologize for taking [illegal immigration] on.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's comments about illegal immigration have sent the MSM into a frenzy of lies and misleading statements.
I provide a long survey of the recent anti-Arnold articles here.
Sources mentioned include: AP, LAT, NYT, SacBee, SDUT and the SF Chronical.
On a hubristic side note, one will note that readers of this blog learned about Arnold's comments immediately...
... show on KFI Los Angeles, CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that TV station KRCA should take down the billboard in which the "CA" of "Los Angeles CA" has been crossed out and replaced with the word "Mexico."
He said that he understands why poor people from Mexico want to come here and that he welcomes business with Mexico. He blames the federal government for failing to secure the borders, not...
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday urged that the U.S. "close the borders" to combat illegal immigration, though an aide quickly clarified his comment, explaining that the governor merely wants the borders better policed.
Schwarzenegger, taking questions at the Newspaper Assn. of America convention, described border security as a "lax situation" and urged tougher...
"Yeah, dude, I'll turbocharge your Saturn for you, dude. $300, man, that's all. [...wait for the shuddering to stop...] I'm a little jittery because I've been up for the past five days trying to fix an electrical short in my Camaro... I think I got it figured out... I don't usually work on Saturns, dude, but it should work out OK.
"Actors, writers and musicians push for immigrant drivers licenses":
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood stars are joining the fight to get driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in California with a new ad featuring a mock award for "Best Nanny."
More than 30 actors, musicians and writers, including Diane Keaton, Carlos Santana and "Million Dollar Baby" writer and producer Paul Haggis, took...
Forgive me if I missed the media coverage of the international dustup between Democratic state Sen. Gloria Romero of Los Angeles and the Mexican government the other day. The media downplay stories they perceive as "blaming the victim," particularly on the hands-off topic of illegal immigration.
Romero has gone against the tide before.
Dan Walters has the scoop:
...This is what Schwarzenegger said in the transcript of the interview, which was conducted in English: "I think that right now the Republican Party is all the way from the right to the center. And the Democratic Party is all the way from the left to the center. And I like the Republican Party to cross that center line.
It's a magical world:
Adding to the immigration debate, state Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero has scheduled a hearing Thursday in Los Angeles on the cost of holding illegal-immigrant convicts in state prisons and why the federal government isn't paying more.
Romero, D-Los Angeles, estimated the state pays as much as $868 million a year to incarcerate up to 28,000 felons who are immigrants,...
From a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial:
At least some of the Sept. 11 terrorists, all Arabs, obtained illegal driver's licenses and used them to board airliners on that horrific day. Which is why the issue of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is a matter of pressing national security concern.
Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has led a long-running campaign to enact a bill...
The L.A. Times continues to define the new normal. The article Governor, Mexico Far From a Good Fit contains many hidden assumptions that would be shocking if things in California - specifically California's liberaldom elite - were at least somewhat normal. For an example, let's examine this passage:
Schwarzenegger seems to have damaged his relationship with Mexico by using the driver's license...