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We have officially reached 3rd world political status with release of ICE prisoners

We have officially reached 3rd world political status with release of ICE prisoners

How low will this administration go on the sequester political jockeying?

This low, As sequester nears, immigration detainees are released:

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it had released hundreds of illegal immigrants held in detention facilities, saying it could no longer afford to house them because of across-the-board cuts that are set to start taking effect Friday.

Federal authorities said that the detainees continue to face immigration charges, that they are being monitored and that violent offenders will not be let go.

This pre-release is completely contrived.

And violent offenders are being let go, including the person highlighted in a NY Times article about the prisoner release, Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending Cuts (emphasis mine):

Among those released in the past week was Anthony Orlando Williams, 52, a Jamaican immigrant who spent nearly three years in a detention center in Georgia. “I’m good, man,” he said. “I’m free.”

Mr. Williams, in a telephone interview from Stone Mountain, Ga., said he became an illegal immigrant when he overstayed a visa in 1991. He was detained in 2010 by a sheriff’s deputy in Gwinnett County, Ga., when it was discovered that he had violated probation for a conviction in 2005 of simple assault, simple battery and child abuse, charges that sprung from a domestic dispute with his wife at the time. He was transferred to ICE custody and has been fighting a deportation order with the help of Families for Freedom, an immigrant support group in New York.

The Obama administration loudly announced these releases to scare the voters into pressuring Republicans, much like the threats of airport delays.

We expect an emptying of the prisons to intimidate the population to take place in 3rd world countries undergoing violent revolution, like Egypt 2011.

If only Obama were only Nixonian and not so much worse, Bob Woodward Tears Into Obama With Veiled Nixonian Criticism: ‘Madness That I Haven’t Seen In A Long Time’:

As I mentioned the other day, Obama controls the sequester pain meter, and apparently he intends on dialing it up.


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theduchessofkitty | February 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

“Mariel boat lift”, anyone?

I told The Duke about this and told him I’m not leaving the house at night. I don’t want to see myself or my children become victims of an illegal drunk driver – which happens quite a bit in these parts.

The One is intimidating the population with this. And he knows somebody, somewhere is going to snap, to scream “NO!” and fight back. That is all he needs to break all Hell loose.

“The Sequester is coming !!
The Sequester is coming !!

The Sequester is coming !!
The Sequester is coming !!

One if by land, Two if by sea,
Three if there’s just too mush bullshit for thee !!

— some guy named Paul riding a horse

Mine goes to eleven.

Jackie Mason during Y2K:

All presidents lie. Richard Nixon had the decency to twitch and sweat when he lied. President George Bush was uncomfortable with his lying so when he lied he never was able to make his hands move in unison to reflect the lies that came out as he spoke. When he said taxes would go “down,” he indicated “up” with his hands. Mr. Clinton, on the other hand, was comfortable with lying. But don’t get us wrong � he doesn’t lie all the time � only when he talks.

Obama’s contribution to this art form is to sneer when he lies.

When a nation’s leader sneers at the media & populace he is lying to, indeed it is a sign of Third World status

Does this open the Government to lawsuit, as any crime committed by these individuals would be “foreseeable”?

On the local level, the school budget must be passed. If not, the sports programs, music programs, etc. will have to be cut. Oh, you will have to provide transportation for your children, as buses will also be cut. Now these threats and actions from the Pres. Our gov’t from top to bottom: give us what we want or we will hurt you.

Here in Arizona this is working out quite well. The newly released “undocumented travelers” are getting under the table jobs from the window screen and home security system companies because people are adding additional home security because of the newly released “undocumented travelers”.

Now that I caught my tail, I can’t figure out why was I chasing it in the first place.

This is cartel tactics. Still, it’s better than only deporting criminal illegal aliens to the Mexican penal colony.

He should also release murderers, rapists, pedophiles, thieves, etc. Neither the “47%” nor the “99%” seem to appreciate the corruption they sponsor in order to receive their “just” and “deserved” compensation.

Perhaps if more Americans felt the direct pain of unmeasured illegal immigration (and excessive legal immigration), they would not vote to sponsor corruption.

“Neither the legal details of the sequester nor the practical work of reforming government are as interesting to the media as Mr. Obama’s invocations of plagues and pestilence. The real revelation is that if the world does end, it will be Mr. Obama’s choice.”

This is the coda from a good, thorough piece detailing how Obama has all the flex he needs to rationally deal with a 2% cut in the INCREASE of Federal spending.

But this whole farce is DESIGNED to beat America into line. Obama should be impeached, but would never be.

More than half the land mass in the northern hemisphere lives under murderous, repressive, corrupt regimes that hate us; while the United States busies itself abandoning its friends, idling its military, debasing its currency, disarming its citizens, managing the size of soda containers, and now, releasing its prisoners (California did, it must be a good idea). My prediction: Taiwan goes next.

There are no words left, which makes no difference, anyway, because the folks who need to understand them are either on the take or too stupid to know better. (That’s the sugar-coated version, the other was deleted before posting.)

Caught a little bit of the Mike Gallagher show when I was driving home from work late last night. He played a clip of Napoleantano warning that the sequester, among other things, would mean the US Coast Guard would have to slim down operations in the Arctic.

That could only lead to increased global warming, somehow, I’m absolutely sure. It’s open season on baby seals.

For Dear Leader, it is politics above all else

Compromise national defense for a petty political point in the sequestor battle (Madness, per Woodward)…

Compromise public safety in the US by releasing dangerous prisoners for a petty political point in the sequestor battle (just like Fidel did, but not to his own country!)…

Cripple Air travel for a petty political point in the sequestor battle (its coming)…

So sad. BO’s only known skills are competing on the pick-up basketball court and country club golf course… and he wants to win this sequestor battle.. bad. . . .

c’mon it is just so much fun for little Barry. He is probably laughing (tee-hee fashion) in the Oval Office


The reason this is happening is because the GOP does not exist. This isn’t the first time he’s released detainees either. The GOP loves illegals as much as Obama and would be very happy for ordinary Americans to lock themselves in their houses and never come out. I don’t care what Obama does, the people who are supposed to be protecting us from him are the Republicans. Who is going to feed, house, and clothe all these aliens? The Republicans should file articles of impeachment today for this violent act. They won’t which means all this is on them.

    Ragspierre in reply to chilipalmer. | February 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Sorry. That post is nuts.

    While Obama certainly HAS done things that should bring him up on a bill of impeachment, it would be past stupid to run that through the House.

    The Senate would rubber-stamp “not guilty” on anything the House brought.

    The GOP also does not bear responsibility for Obama’s actions.

[…] stupids – it won’t be fraud, waste, and abuse that gets cut. Obama has already released illegal aliens from detention centers claiming the sequester made him do […]

Release them all. Release everybody. Open all jail doors. Let everybody go free. Go home, have a drink, relax. Sit on the porch with a loaded gun. Watch our republic sink.

…and true to form, the White House is denying any connection with the release of illegals!

Has this administration ever taken responsibility for anything positive???

Bob Woodward says Obama is as power mad as was Nixon. Hmmm. Watch Woodward’s NBC/ABC/CBS/CNN/MSLSD appearance fees dwindle to nothing. And he’s probably too conservative, too harsh in tone, for the new FOX News.

It’ll be interesting to see if Woodward stands up to the coming onslaught of carpet bombing from the Obama Air Force (aka “MSM”), or if we’ll soon see a Woodward rehabilitative piece lauding Mr. Wonderful.

Hey Professor, LI could do a lot of good by leading the conservative blogosphere to look closely at the actual agency budgets (they’re online) and mounting detailed pushback against Obama’s disaster claims. As anyone who has worked in government knows, budgets are a mixture of guesses (always on the high side), BS and hidden padding. Still, a lot can be learned from the public documents. And we need it. The GOP argument is largely generalities — spending out if control, deficits killing us, etc. — all true but pretty abstract stuff compared to Obama’s threat to take away your stuff.

To illustrate, I grabbed one typical agency budget — that of the US Department of Agriculture for 2013:

— The new USDA budget calls for a total of about $139 billion. Most of that is for “mandatory expenditures. About $23 billion is for “discretionary” spending. I’m not sure if the 2% “cut” is supposed to apply to the former or the latter, so it’s either $1.4 billion or $460 million, which does not matter much for our purposes.

— The discretionary portion includes $7.5 billion for SNAP (food stamps), WIC and various other nutrition assistance programs for the poor. Naturally, this is a sympathetic clientele, and the Obama administration has already warned that such programs as Meals on Wheels for low-income seniors might have to be cut, resulting in four million fewer meals for old folks this year alone to save $10 million.

— But the discretionary portion also includes $6.1 billion for “renewable and clean energy and environmental improvements.” However desirable these improvements may or may not be, why not take the $10 million out of that? For that matter, why not postpone or reconfigure this $6.1 billion to account for USDA’s entire $460 million or $1.4 billion “cuts”? Environmentalists will have fits, but average voters will understand.

— But wait…what if you don’t have to “cut” anything real at all to get that 2% reduction from the numbers in this document?

— USDA claims its $139 billion already includes a 3% “cut” — or about $700 million. But this is a reduction from 2012 “enacted levels” which is an accounting fiction, enacted levels having ceased to be meaningful once enacted. The real change is an increase of $300 million from estimated 2012 expenditures (yes, they’re still estimating) or more to the point, an increase of $900 million over actual 2011 spending.

— Recall that $7.5 billion for nutrition assistance programs for 2013. That’s up from $6.6 billion in actual spending in 2011, a $900 million increase all by itself, accounting for the entire $900 million rise in discretionary USDA spending! 

— Why would we see spending for food stamps, etc. rise close to 15% in that period, way more than inflation? The economy may not be improving much but it has not been getting worse since 2011, and programs like these are sensitive to unemployment and under-employmentZ.

— There are two possible answers: 1) The $7.5 billion for 2013 is a padded estimate — all such numbers are projections, after all, which can easily be manipulated by those who make them (if they really expect it ti be $7.25 billion, that’s a $250 million cushion in just one budget line). Or 2) more people are applying for food stamps and other such programs, notwithstanding the economy, due to…wait for it…the USDA’s aggressive and expensive marketing program!

— We’ve all seen and heard the USDA ads pushing food stamps. The agency’s marketing and regulatory programs are budgeted for 2013 for $1.9 billion — yes, billion! That’s down a bit from 2012 and 2011, but only a little, and no doubt it includes a lot of essential stuff. But I’d bet my house that the food stamp promotion alone is in for far more than the $10 million the administration says it will have no choice but to cut from Meals on Wheels.

— Not incidentally, I don’t believe for a moment that the 2013 “mandatory” budget items are any more solid than than the discretionary items. It’s all projections, and trust me, they never project on the low side.

There is much, much more that a little research could uncover to call BS on the USDA budget alone. And then there are a lot of agencies.

Someone with the means to get this kind of analysis out around the blogosphere in a way that helps make the argument. Why not LI.