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Archive for May 3rd, 2010

Progressivism Unrestrained: Chicago Considers asking military to keep order.

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

Failing and dangerous union schools, godless curriculum,  cronyism, corrupt government, central planning, high taxes, low freedom, wealth transfers, and gun control all work together to make the productive and the jobs flee. That is the mix that generates a Chicago and a Detroit.

WGN News:

Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago’s streets.

Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules.

“Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is,” Fritchey said. “Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner.”

What he envisions, Fritchey said, is a “heightened presence on the streets,” particularly on the roughly 9 percent of city blocks where most of the city’s violent crimes occur.

Weis previously identified those “hot spots” and said he plans to create a 100-person team made up of selected and volunteer police personnel to respond to crime there. If guardsmen were to assist police, they could comprise or contribute to that force, Fritchey said.

So far this year, 113 people have been killed across Chicago, the same number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined in the same period, Fritchey said.

“As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world,” Fritchey said. “The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our backyard.” While the National Guard has been deployed in other states to prevent violence related to specific events and protests, the Chicago legislators said they are unaware of guardsmen being deployed to assist with general urban unrest.

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Progressivism Unrestrained: 1 in 3 residences abandoned in Detroit.

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

Special thanks to Hotair.com for the heads up on the video.

Steven Crowder mini-documentary on Detroit’s progressive history. It is a video you do not want to miss.

From Detroit:

Crime Type   2006 Total Per 100,000 People National per 100,000 People
Overall Detroit Crime Index 83732 9467 4479.3
 
Detroit Violent Crimes 21394 2418.9 553.5
Detroit Murders 418 47.3 7
Detroit Rapes 593 67 33.1
Detroit Robberies 7240 818.6 205.8
Detroit Aggravated Assaults 13143 1486 336.5
 
Detroit Property Crimes 62338 7048.1 3906.1
Detroit Burglaries 18134 2050.3 813.2
Detroit Larceny/Thefts 21287 2406.8 2601.7
Detroit Motor Vehicle Thefts 22917 2591.1 501.5

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May 4 Endorsements

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

In the Indiana GOP Senate primary there are five candidates. Of those five my personal favorite is Don Bates. Bates has real life economic experience and he has a thought process that sees past the obvious and mundane. Bates has indicated that the problem in politics is not so much as right/left as it is people in power not respecting the boundaries of their office. Bates truly gets it. If Bates loses I would be thrilled to see him run for office again.

Marlin Stutzman and Congressman Hostettler are both very able and worthy candidates as well and would serve Indiana with distinction. I think it is a very good thing for Hoosiers to have so many great candidates to choose from.

Former Senator Coats has spent time as a lobbyist and taking a look at that client list has given me a cause for concern. Coats may be able to separate the two interests, but I do not feel like he has made much of an effort to convince me that he has. Also Coats has supported some gun control proposals that even many Democrats would not support. I am still open to listening to Coats but I have not heard enough yet.

As far as Congress District 2 both Jackie Walorski and Jack Jordan are worthy and able candidates who would be a better representative than Joe Donnnelly to be sure. Both candidates have their own advantages and shortcomings. Jackie is wildly popular and is likely to win by such a margin that any endorsement would be pointless. Not to say that Jack Jordan didn’t run a good campaign, because he ran a very good one. I expect and hope to see Jack Jordan run for office in the future.

As far as Congress District 3 Mark Souder vs. Bob Thomas. This pick is an easy one. Mark Souder is the man to vote for to be sure. Bob Thomas is a carpet-bagger from Indianapolis who has run the most dishonest primary campaign I have ever seen in Indiana. I could go into details but how many paragraphs would you like me to provide you? To put it directly Bob Thomas’s political advertisements are often not directionally accurate.

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Arizona Governor Janet Brewer on FNC

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

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Michael Savage makes a very good argument for Arizona human trafficking law

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

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An immigrant’s view of the Arizona human trafficking law.

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

Mark Steyn:

As I write, I have my papers on me — and not just because I’m in Arizona. I’m an immigrant, and it is a condition of my admission to this great land that I carry documentary proof of my residency status with me at all times and be prepared to produce it to law-enforcement officials, whether on a business trip to Tucson or taking a 20-minute stroll in the woods back at my pad in New Hampshire.

Who would impose such an outrageous Nazi fascist discriminatory law?

Er, well, that would be Franklin Roosevelt.

But don’t let the fine print of the New Deal prevent you from going into full-scale meltdown. “Boycott Arizona-stan!” urges MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, surely a trifle Islamophobically. What has some blameless Central Asian basket case done to deserve being compared to a hellhole like Phoenix?

Boycott Arizona Iced Tea, jests Travis Nichols of Chicago. It is “the drink of fascists.” Just as regular tea is the drink of racists, according to Newsweek’s in-depth and apparently non-satirical poll analysis of anti-Obama protests. At San Francisco’s City Hall, where bottled water is banned as the drink of climate denialists, Mayor Gavin Newsom is boycotting for real: All official visits to Arizona have been canceled indefinitely. You couldn’t get sanctions like these imposed at the U.N. Security Council, but then, unlike Arizona, Iran is not a universally reviled pariah.

Will a full-scale economic embargo devastate the Copper State? Who knows? It’s not clear to me what San Francisco imports from Arizona. Chaps? But, at any rate, like the bottled-water ban, it sends a strong signal that this kind of hate will not be tolerated.

The same day that Mayor Newsom took his bold stand, I saw a phalanx of police officers doing the full Robocop — black body armor, helmets, and visors — as they marched down the street. Goosestepping? No, it’s actually quite hard to goosestep in those steel-reinforced kneepads. So just regular marching. Naturally, I assumed they were Arizona state troopers performing a routine traffic stop. In fact, they were the police department of Quincy, Ill., facing down a group of genial tea-party grandmas in sun hats and American-flag T-shirts. They were acting at the behest of President Obama’s Secret Service, who rightly recognized a polite knot of citizens singing “God Bless America” as a clear and present danger to the republic.

If I were a member of the Quincy PD, I’d wear a full-face visor, too, because I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror. It’s a tough job making yourself a paramilitary laughingstock.

And yet the coastal frothers denouncing Arizona as the Third Reich or, at best, apartheid South Africa seem entirely relaxed about the ludicrous and embarrassing sight of peaceful protesters being menaced by camp stormtroopers from either a dinner-theater space-opera or uniforms night at Mayor Newsom’s reelection campaign.

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Coulter: Elite Media and some politicians openly lying about Arizona human trafficking law.

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2010

and Via Hotair Gabriella Sucito agrees: 

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