U.S. Navy Sends Warship to Keep Watch Over Ukrainian Vessel Seized by Somali Pirates

In the midst of all the political nonsense that is the loooong tiresome presidential run, you people must know that there are other things going on in the world. And it’s my job to tell you. lol lol
From the AP
MOGADISHU, Somalia — As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks.

The guided missile destroyer USS Howard was stationed off the Somali coast on Sunday, making sure that the pirates did not remove the tanks, ammunition and other heavy weapons from the ship, which was anchored off the coast.

But the pirate spokesman warned that the pirates would fight to the death if any country tried military action to regain the ship, and a man who said he was the ship’s captain reported that one crew member had died.

Pirates seized the Ukrainian-operated ship Faina off the coast of Somalia on Thursday as it headed to Kenya carrying 33 Russian-built T-72 tanks and a substantial amount of ammunition and spare parts. The ordnance was ordered by the Kenyan government.

A spokesman for the U.S. 5th fleet said the Navy remained “deeply concerned” over the fate of the ship’s 21-member crew and cargo.

In a rare gesture of cooperation, the Americans appeared to be keeping an eye on the Faina until the Russian missile frigate Neustrashimy, or Intrepid, reaches the area. The Russian ship was still in the Atlantic on Sunday, the Russian navy reported.

So what happened to the “mexican standoff with Russia”? Whats up with President Bushes back bone? I know I keep asking questions of ya’ll but it’s just because I care and want ya to think!Technorati Tags: , , ,

Don’t Allow Congress To Let E-Verify Die!

Cross Posted from Conservative Common Man

Thank God for The Heritage Foundation and the alerts they disseminate!

I received an e-mail today which contained links and information
on several topics, but the one that grabbed my attention was the link
to this message from James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. “Time Is Ticking: Congress Must Re-Authorize E-Verify Now.”
It is no surprise that I had no idea that E-Verify is set to expire,
considering how dead set our congress seems to be on ignoring the will
of its constituents!

Unless
Congress steps in, on November 30, E-Verify is set to expire. E-Verify
is a system that allows employers to verify electronically whether
their newly hired employees are legally authorized to work in the
United States. E-Verify should be re-authorized.

A Valuable Voluntary Program

Through E-Verify, participating employers can
check the work eligibility status of new personnel they are hiring
through an online service that compares information from an employee’s
I-9 form against Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This service is provided free to
employers (though the individual companies must bear the cost of
providing the infrastructure and people to enter the data). So far this
year, E-Verify has processed over 4 million eligibility checks. The
system has proven to be quite effective, and SSA and DHS continue to
work to improve service, reliability, and privacy protections.

Could our members of the
“do-nothing” congress (which would be a good thing if they would also
refrain from doing the things that harm our nation… perhaps “do-nothing
good” congress is more appropriate) be hoping November 30 will come and
go quietly? Could many off them be hoping the attention to the
presidential election will distract an already apathetic electorate? I
would suggest that some of the open borders, flood the labor pool,
amnesty for illegals liberals and RINO’s are indeed hoping this
deadline passes unnoticed by the masses. Of course some of the career
politicians may be too wrapped up in campaigns of their own or of
fellow partisans to be bothered by the work of the people. Obviously no
one expects my senators from Illinois, Barack “Born Alive, Let Them
Die” Obama and the equally worthless Dick Durbin to to their jobs, but
some of the rest of you might be able to get through to yours.

Remember that the next job that goes to an illegal alien might be
the one you previously held. I urge you to call your senators and
representatives! Make your voice heard (and hopefully your senators
aren’t as ridiculously anti-America as mine.) Visit the following links
to find the contact information for your members of our illustriously
incompetent congress:

www.senate.gov

www.house.gov

While you’re at it you might want to let them know
that you aren’t fooled by Nancy Pelosi’s “compromise” energy bill that
only allows off-shore drilling were the bulk of the oil ISN”T!

**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 brianbonner90- at-gmail- dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.


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Palin’s E-Mail Account Hacked, Published on Web Site

I have asked myself this time and time again; why in all that is right with the universe would anyone get into politics? What is happening to Mrs. Palin this election cycle is the reason why we have cockroaches in all branches of the government; not decent, hardworking individuals with integrity and a sense of country first. Read on MacBeth.

From Fox News
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In the latest of a series of invasions into Sarah Palin’s personal life, hackers have broken into the Republican vice presidential candidate’s private e-mail account, and a widely read Web site has published screen grabs from it.

An article Wednesday in Gawker.com posts family photos and snapshots of e-mail exchanges the Alaska governor had with colleagues. Gawker says the-email account has since been shut down, but it will leave the images up on its site for all to see.

“Here are the screenshots of the emails saved before the account went dark, along with the contact list. It’s newsworthy and we will not be taking it down!” the site declares.

Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain, released a statement calling the publication a “shocking invasion of the governor’s privacy and a violation of law.”

So yet again the American Left/Communists are showing their stripes. Are you all seeing it? Are you all listening? Are you all asking —why?

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Obama’s ‘My Muslim Faith’ Gaffe Fuels New Round of Rumor-Busting

OK,it seems that conservatives don’t have to lift a finger during this election cycle to bash our elected cockroaches; they are doing a fine job on their own; too funny:

From Fox News

Barack Obama’s campaign brushed off suggestions Monday that a verbal gaffe the Democratic candidate made during a weekend television interview is anything more than just that.

In an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, Obama tried to suggest that FOX News and others “closely allied” to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.

Asked about whether McCain himself has done anything to suggest he’s Muslim, Obama said, “Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…”

“Christian faith,” Stephanopoulos interrupted, correcting Obama.

I knew it! I knew it! Just leave Obmamanation to his own devices and he will bury himself. Hey, not to mention that this election cycle friggin’ started in 2006. These guys have got to be tired and stumbling by now. I know I’m tired of it all 🙂 What do you all think about this snafoo?Technorati Tags: , , , ,

The Uncooperative Radio Show!

Do to demand and donations, we are coming back to the airwaves, so to speak. Starting Tuesday Sept. 9th at 8pm eastern! So, stop by or download the shows at The Uncooperative Radio Show!

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Why I Don’t Care, Why I Think it is a Good Thing

Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic:

The International Herald Tribune covers the practice of U.S. hospitals which send illegal immigrants back to their native countries.

In a nutshell, most of these cases involve traumatic injuries received by illegal immigrants. They have no health insurance, they are here illegally, and the hospitals are bleed dry if they indefinitely keep treating these illegal aliens.

In some cases, as noted by the IHT, hospitals arrange flights to send these patients back to their native lands. The U.S. government isn’t involved.

These people are here illegally. Had they attained citizenship, their illness would have been covered by Medicare, but instead, they are paying the price for their illegal act of entering the United States.

I do not find this practice heartless. These U.S. hospitals can’t provide infinite care to illegal immigrants.

Simply put, these trauma cases overburden the system and the cost is passed on to people like you and me who actually pay their bills. Have you been in the hospital lately? Even a day or two can set you back thousands and thousands of dollars. Illegal immigration doesn’t help the situation at all.

Hospital administrators view these cases as costly, burdensome patient transfers that force them to shoulder responsibility for the dysfunctional immigration and health care systems. In many cases, they say, the only alternative to repatriations is keeping patients indefinitely in acute-care hospitals.

“What that does for us, it puts a strain on our system, where we’re unable to provide adequate care for our own citizens,” said Alan Kelly, vice president of Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona. “A full bed is a full bed.”

Medical repatriations are happening with a frequency and a degree of patient consent that vary from state to state and hospital to hospital. No government agency or advocacy group keeps track of these cases, and it is difficult to quantify them.

Many hospitals engage in repatriations of seriously injured and ill immigrants only as a last resort. “We’ve done flights to Lithuania, Poland, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico,” said Cara Pacione, director of social work at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. “But out of about a dozen cases a year, we probably fly only a couple back.” Read more….

**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 brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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