The Uncooperative Radio Show Podcast 02-21-2007

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Title: Meet the Dictator, Geopolitics and the Gitmo decision

Meet the Dictator of Sudan, then go to North Korea, Iraq and around the world tracking terror with the Uncooperative talk radio host. And Gitmo is in the spotlight again. Listen to find out how.


June Vote Set for Ga. Congressional Seat

From The Las Vegas Sun:

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday called for a June 19 special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the death of GOP Rep. Charles Norwood.

The date gives the growing field of candidates almost four months to campaign and allows a pair of state senators seeking the seat to complete the current legislative session.

Three Republicans have said they will run to represent the northeastern Georgia district: State Sens. Ralph Hudgens and Jim Whitehead, and Paul Broun, a doctor whose father was a longtime Democratic state senator. Doc Eldridge, a former Democratic mayor of Athens, has said he may also run as a Republican.

Democrat Terry Holley, who was soundly defeated by Norwood last November, also said he plans to run.

There are no primaries before the special election. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two vote-getters would be held July 17.

Norwood, a seven-term congressman, died last week after suffering from lung disease and cancer. He was 65.

This is interesting, I wonder if their state constitution is different than most, where the governor can appoint his replacement. If not I wonder why he decided he will hold a special election, costing tax payers more money, and leaving the seat vacant for more than 4 months?

GOP ‘darlings’ slow to sign tax-cut pledge

Is anyone else tired of John McCain?

From The Washington Times:

The two front-runners for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination — Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — have not signed an anti-tax-increase pledge that has been embraced by several of their rivals.
The reluctance of the party’s two leading candidates to sign the pledge, which has been signed by every Republican presidential nominee since 1988, raised concerns among conservative tax cutters about Mr. McCain’s and Mr. Giuliani’s commitment to reduce tax rates at a time when all of the Democratic presidential contenders have vowed to raise income taxes if they are elected.
“I can’t imagine that McCain wouldn’t sign it or that Giuliani wouldn’t sign it. I can’t imagine any Republican not signing that,” said Jack Kemp, architect of the tax cuts signed by President Reagan in the 1980s.
The pledge, which asks the candidates to sign a statement declaring they will “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates,” could become an issue for both men as they vie for the support of their party’s economic conservatives — especially for Mr. McCain who was a foe of President Bush’s tax cuts until he began actively running for president last year.
The Arizona senator, who has been aggressively reaching out to the conservative base of his party to secure the nomination, was one of only two Republicans who voted against Mr. Bush’s $1.35 trillion across-the-board tax cuts in 2001. He also opposed accelerating the tax cuts in 2003, but changed his mind last year and voted to extend the tax cuts, including those on stock dividends and capital gains.

I have to tell you right now, there is no way I will vote for either McCain or Giuliani. McCain is untrustworthy on taxes, he is for amnesty for illegal aliens, he is soft on gun rights and he co-wrote the worst bill I have seen come out of washington in a long time. The McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance reform bill, which attacked political free speech.

Giuliani, was mayor of NYC when I worked there as a paramedic. He was the perfect person to be mayor of that city, but he is absolutely wrong for President of this great nation. He is very socially liberal, anti-gun, pro-abortion, and pro taxation; scratch another one.

Lawsuit Claims School Prevented Boy From Wearing Jesus Costume for Halloween

From FNC:

A Christian legal group has sued a school district on behalf of a 10-year-old boy who claims his rights to religion and free speech were violated when he was not allowed to wear a Jesus costume during Halloween activities.

The complaint, filed in federal court Tuesday by the Alliance Defense Fund, says officials at Willow Hill Elementary School in suburban Glenside told the boy Oct. 31 that he could not wear his faux crown of thorns or tell others he was dressed as Jesus.

The principal, Patricia Whitmire, told the boy’s mother that the costume violated a policy prohibiting the promotion of religion, according to the lawsuit. Whitmire suggested that the fourth-grader, whose costume included a robe, identify himself as a Roman emperor, the suit states.

Though the boy’s costume was rejected because of its religious nature, the principal allowed other students to dress up as witches and devils, according to the lawsuit, which identified the boy only by his initials.

Whitmire and the Abington School District are named as defendants. District attorney Ken Roos said Wednesday that he had not seen the suit and that school officials “feel like we’ve been a little bit ambushed here.”

Ambushed? Your school would not allow his costume because it had a religious tone? Why can’t people remember the whole first amendment? You remember the part right?
Congress Shall make no LAW respecting an ESTABLISHMENT of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF…

The story just gets better…

The boy and his mother are Christians who object to the pagan elements of Halloween, but the mother did not want the boy isolated for refusing to wear a costume, according to the lawsuit.

Willow Hill officials required students to wear a costume to participate in a parade and party; those who did not were sent to the computer room, the suit says.

The boy no longer attends the school.

Good for the parents, take him out of the state indoctrination center.

Senate illegals bill near complete

Son of a b…

From The Washington Times:

Senators and lobbyists are putting the final touches on a comprehensive immigration-reform bill that includes an easier citizenship path for illegal aliens and weaker enforcement provisions than were in the highly criticized legislation that the Senate approved last year.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who ardently supports citizenship rights for illegals, will introduce the bill as early as next week, according to Senate sources knowledgeable about the negotiations. If the Senate Judiciary Committee can make quick work of the bill, it could be ready for floor action in April.
Mr. Kennedy drafted this year’s bill with help from Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and outside lobbyists. Mr. McCain and the outside groups share Mr. Kennedy’s support for increased immigration and leniency for illegals already in the country.
Among the most active participants have been the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Both groups support giving current illegals a path to citizenship and increasing the flow of foreign workers into the country.

In my opinion, McCain just put the final nail in the coffin of his presidential ambitions.

Can anyone who is rational explain how giving amnesty and citizenship to those that have come to our country illegally makes any sense? It will cost us more to make them citizens, than it would to deport their backsides! Not to mention that they still have NOT SEALED THE BORDERS!!!

Every time they even hint at amnesty, we get a rush on our borders, what do you think will happen after we grant illegal aliens amnesty AGAIN?

You expect this from a commie like Kennedy, but from a Republican? Oh, I forgot about the business lobby. McCain is obviously a whore for sale.

One of those e-mails obtained by The Times invited Democratic immigration staffers to a briefing in early January with “key stakeholders” to discuss workplace-enforcement provisions. The invitation listed six such “stakeholders,” including the chamber and EWIC. The other groups attending the meeting, according to the e-mail, were the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center, the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union.

There is a list of left wing lunatics for ya! Of course, they don’t believe in borders or love this country.

Not included in that meeting or any of the early meetings, according to several Senate aides, were key Republican senators or their staff who crossed the aisle last year to support “comprehensive” immigration reform that most Republicans considered a form of amnesty.
“We have been held out of any discussions,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, one of those who supported last year’s major immigration bill. “Our staffs have asked to be involved, but they were kept out.”
Even Sen. Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican who as chairman of the Judiciary Committee last year ushered the immigration bill through the Senate, has been left out of the process of drafting the bill.
Mr. Specter said yesterday that he and Mr. Kennedy have discussed the need to get a bill done this year but not any details. Mr. Specter has twice complained to Mr. Kennedy, most recently at a meeting last week, that the Republican senator’s staff had been left out of negotiations.

Yup, the new majority is bi-partisan and open and honest; not!

Ms. Capps said she expects Mr. Kennedy to introduce his bill “in the next few weeks.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is “committed to getting something done this year,” his spokesman said.

We are in trouble people, we have got to contact our elected cockroaches and tell them to seal the border and enforce our current laws before we can consider ANY legislation on immigration. Ask them to vote no on ANY bill granting a path to citizenship for those here illegally.

Remember, it was the House that stopped them last time, we cannot count on that this time.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

Illegal aliens and sex crimes

Cross posted from Right Truth

We seldom hear the statistics about how many crimes are committed by illegal aliens here in the United States. The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration has done a fine job of reporting on this danger to our nation. The main stream media slants their stories in favor of the illegals rather than just reporting the facts. The Washington Post recently reported that ‘hundreds of illegal aliens were being exploited in a prostitution ring in Maryland’. Anyone with a heart would feel sympathy for these poor folks. What the WaPo didn’t tell it’s readers is that the prostitution ring was being run by illegal aliens.

Andy Selepak has the story in his article, Feds Bust Illegal Immigrant Sex Ring

The Washington Post ran a February 1, 2007 story about a prostitution ring in Maryland, which left readers with the impression that American citizens were transporting illegal alien women across the U.S. and exploiting them for sexual purposes. In fact, the prostitution ring was itself run by illegal immigrants.
The omission was typical of the tendency by the Post and other media outlets to portray illegal aliens as victims, rather than perpetrators, of crime. This is how media bias works in real life.
What makes this example of media bias even worse is that reporter Steve Vogel must have decided that including the fact that three of those who have pled guilty of running the prostitution ring were here illegally was either unimportant or took away from the message of his article. Or perhaps he simply did not take the time to gather the information before writing his story. I called Vogel to ask if those who were charged with running the prostitution ring were in the country illegally, but my call was not returned.
However, after talking to Marcy Murphy, the Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, I was able to quickly find out that three of those who have pled guilty in the case had, indeed, entered the U.S. illegally.
Vogel’s brief story in the Washington Post was part of a Maryland Crime Briefing about a prostitution ring run by 65-year-old Olinda Aparicio, with help from her daughters Elsy Aparicio and Dorinalda Aparicio, her son Eliazor Aparicio, her sister Rosibel Aparicio Jandres, and her brother-in-law Manuel Jandres. The family, all of whom have pled guilty to involvement in the prostitution ring, transported hundreds of women from New York and New Jersey to work as prostitutes in Maryland. As Vogel put it, “The women, mostly illegal immigrants, operated from apartments and houses” in Maryland. (read it all)

Reporters and journalists are supposed to report the facts, just the facts, and ALL the facts. Omitting a piece of important information from the article because it doesn’t fit someone’s political agenda seems to be the norm today.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.