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Elderly librarian ejected from John McCain event! (Don't worry about the details; ProgressNow) - 07/07/08
Denver, Colorado's ProgressNow - a group linked to both the Democratic Party and multi-millionaire illegal immigration supporter Jared Polis - is pushing the story of a poor, helpless, 61-year-old part time librarian who was arrested before a John McCain event just because she was holding a sign saying "McCain = Bush" (progressnowaction.org/page/community/post/al/Cqyh). Except, of course, there's more to it. The "librarian" (Carol Kreck) works part-time for an "education think tank" (link). I haven't been able to determine which group that is, but it screams "Polis or affiliated" group to me...
Denver public school system dumbs down "highly gifted" program to be more "equitable" (ACLU) - 03/08/08
Jeremy Meyer of the Denver Post offers 'Minorities, poor get "highly gifted" lift/A new DPS system awards some kids an extra boost to make things more equitable', but don't worry it's even worse than it sounds: ...To determine who gets into [their "highly gifted" program], the [Denver Public School district] previously relied on oral tests that measure a student's reasoning and IQ. To make things more equitable, the district now relies on a sum of measures to determine eligibility into the h
Max Blumenthal offers "Tom Tancredo Hired Illegal Laborers to Renovate His McMansion" (alternet.org/story/69391). It's so full of misleading statements and lies it's difficult to know where to begin. However, the title itself contains a lie: Tancredo contracted with Creative Drywall Design of Denver; he didn't hire illegal aliens directly as the title states, the president of that company claims he thought they were legal workers, and lawyers advised of the case stated he didn't break any laws . Then, we move on to the subhead: Anti-immigration zealot and GOP presidential candidate Tom...
Elizabeth Aguilera of the Denver Post offers "Dems won over Latino voters, study says": Latino voters leaned heavily Democratic in the recent midterm elections, indicating the heated debate over immigration reform may have cost Republicans support in some key races, an analysis released Monday indicates... ...Some, however, questioned whether the study exaggerated the impact of immigration on the Democrats' wins Nov.
Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone offers his list of the 10 worst Congressmen. As you might expect from that publication, it's biased (urbangrounds.com/2006/10/29/ten-worst-congressmen) (9 of 10 are Republicans) and their complaints consist mainly of lightweight analysis and smears.
The Denver Post's Karen E. Crummy offered "Legislator: Ga.'s law no panacea" back on June 29. It covered the new illegal immigration law in Georgia, but - as might be expected - it covered a few things up: Unfortunately, Crummy interviewed a single Georgian, State Sen. Sam Zamarripa, who voted against the reform package.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has introduced a "middle-ground" illegal alien amnesty scheme. It seeks to split the difference between the full-on amnesty in the Senate and the supposed only other choice of mass deportations. (As usual, the other choice of simply enforcing our current laws is not mentioned). As Rep. Tom Tancredo says: Pence's plan would require illegal aliens to return to their home countries to apply for a new 'W' worker visa.
From this: When you read the local news sections of the Rocky Mountain News or The Denver Post these days, it's sometimes like reading an infomercial for illegal immigration. I analyzed the staff-written news stories about illegal immigration which appeared in the Denver dailies from April 8 through April 15.
Did you know that the Denver Post has a blog? In fact, you're ordered to think of it "as a funky old apartment building where a lot of different personalities live and hang out". Cool! Is one of those "different personalities" the Denver Mexican consul? Remember that in 2002 the Denver Post collaborated with the government of Mexico on a pro-illegal immigration puff piece.
The DP reports on 1/7's "National Day of Protest" against illegal immigration in "Immigration dispute flares at center". It includes this unbelievable paragraph: The illegal immigrants, said Eric Tavares, have taken jobs away from "real" Americans. Memo to the Denver Post: illegal aliens are not Americans, they are by definition citizens of another country. While there's the possibility they only put that in quotes because Tavares said that, isn't it correct?
From the Denver Post's "Fresh ideas on immigration": ...[Colorado] Gov. Bill Owens... endorsed a plan to authorize private agencies to issue guest-worker visas to foreigners employed in the United States, concepts that will require much more study if they are to overcome skepticism and be considered by Congress. The plan, drawn up by Helen Krieble, president of the Colorado-based Vernon K.
From this: Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today revealed figures which show that since October, 2004, 51 persons who have crossed into the U.S. illegally were arrested on suspicion of terrorism.
Cindy Rodriguez of the Denver Post wants us to know: "Bashing of immigrants must stop". ("Beating of wives must stop" was apparently taken.) She reports on the formation of a new group of "Latino" activists. Based on her description, the group seems to have at least two goals: 1. Confuse people over the difference between illegal immigrants and legal immigrants. 2.
Last year a fight broke out during a one-sided immigration forum in Colorado. An anti-illegal immigration activist had attended the meeting and spoke out against the biased panel and the various statements they made. A pro-illegal immigration activist reportedly told her to shut up, and it degenerated into fisticuffs and torn clothing. The pro-illegal immigration activist, Julissa Molina-Soto, was arrested, tried, and eventually found not guilty. However, the other participant, Terry Graham, has brought a civil suit against her and the company that sponsored the forum. A description and...
Al Knight of the Denver Post's editorial staff says: A measure pending in Congress would change the Constitution to deny citizenship rights to babies born to illegal immigrants. The proposed amendment is currently given little or no chance of passage but it certainly helps to focus attention on the nature of the problem... The 14th Amendment to the U.S.
David Harsanyi of the Denver Post gets it right (denverpost.com/news/ci_2751244): Did you know some consider it racist to oppose illegal immigration but perfectly reasonable to support a system that casts illegal Mexican immigrants in the most menial and undesirable jobs?
Newsday has a report (link) similar to, but not as good as, the one in the previous post: Even as Michael Bloomberg heralded New York's diversity Monday, President George W. Bush's controversial plan to put in place a temporary worker program is getting no major billing at the Republican National Convention.
FirstData is the parent company of Western Union, and they're now a major processor of credit card transactions in addition to their original business of money transfer. As described here (rmpn . org/weblog/archives/permalink/002096.cfm), they've also decided to attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (house . gov/tancredo/Immigration), who represents the district in Colorado where their headquarters are based.
From the SteinReport: (Washington, D. C. - March 26, 2004) The FAIR Congressional Task Force today issued the following statement regarding comments made by Rep. Christopher Cannon: At a recent hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, Utah Rep. Christopher Cannon tried to indict American immigration reform activists with a series of smears, frauds and half-truths designed - at least in his mind - to discredit all Americans who believe in sensible immigration and border reform policies. In making these assertions, Congressman Cannon crosses the line into the realm of fabrication,...