Wednesday Morning Head-Spinners
Wow! In a bizarre parallel universe kind of twist, the incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee (they should really think of a better name for this committee of moroons), Sylvestre Reyes, has changed his position on Iraq, from voting against the war resolution and advocating "cut and run", to increasing the troop strength 20 to 30,000 and "distancing himself from many of his Democratic colleages who have called for fixed timetables for the withdrawal of U.S. troops."
So let me get this straight. If the Democrats say a war is ok, then it is ok with the liberals and the media. When the Republicans say we need to protect our country by going wherever in the world we must to fight and kill those who attacked our country and killed thousands of our citizens, that is abhorrent to the liberals and the media. No media bias here.
Now, I can just hardly wait to read the brilliant recommendations made by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, when they are released today. The Washington Post article this morning indicates that the group has concluded that we have lost the war, the region is in chaos, and we need to sell out Israel. Who elected these guys to anything? What a bunch of defeatist Bozos! Especially intriguing is the part about negotiations with Syrian and Iran. Hello? Aren't they the major problem with Iraq? Isn't Syria facilitating transport of terrorists and weapons into Iraq? Isn't Iran paying for the terrorists and their weapons, as well as training said terrorists in the use of said weapons? So sorry.... head spinning.... this does not make sense..... these people are idiots!
Here are some interesting statistics for you to consider this morning:
Up to 9.4 percent of the all persons born in Mexico were living in the United States in 2005, according to the report. In the same year, 14 percent of Mexican workers had jobs on U.S. soil, compared to 2.5 percent of Canadians.
Based on data from the Census Bureau 2006 Current Population Survey, Batalova found that Mexicans accounted for nearly one-third of the 22.6 million foreign-born workers in the United States, or almost 5 percent of the total civilian labor force.
More than 11 million illegal immigrants, most of them from Mexico, live in the United States, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, another think tank in Washington that follows immigration trends.
Now add to that these statistics:
As documented in Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Full Swing, in April 2005, the GAO released a report on a study of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003. It found the following:
Â· Of the 55,322 illegal aliens studied, researchers found that they were arrested a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien
Â· They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien.
Â· 36% had been arrested on at least 5 prior occasions; 22%, 2 to 4 times; and only 12% once.
Â· 49% had previously been convicted of a felony: 20% of a drug offense; 18%, a violent offense; and 11%, other felony offenses.
Â· 56% of those charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions.
Â· 81% of the arrests occurred after 1990
Â· Defendants charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies.
Plus this from Rep. Steven King of Iowa:
Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. That's 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001.
Total U.S. troop deaths in Iraq as of last week were reported at 2,863. Total U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan during the five years of the Afghan campaign are currently at 289, according to the Department of Defense.
But the carnage wrought by illegal alien murderers represents only a fraction of the pool of blood spilled by American citizens as a result of an open border and un-enforced immigration laws.
While King reports 12 Americans are murdered daily by illegal aliens, he says 13 are killed by drunk illegal alien drivers – for another annual death toll of 4,745. That's 23,725 since Sept. 11, 2001.
So, it looks like it is safer for an American to be fighting terrorists in Iraq than to drive down illegal alien infested roads in America to Taco Bell for a snack.
And for your reading enjoyment, once again, I will direct you to leave the Cowgirl and mosey on over to Big Lizards for a daily dose of really good writing.
Well, must dash. Cowboy is home this morning and wants to move the cows, so I must morph into my "human gate" identity.