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  • Tesla Motors Dealing as States Play Factory Poker

    08/31/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | August 31, 2014 | Justin Pritchard
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how Tesla is deciding where to build. Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land the coveted plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Republicans fire first in Arizona governor's race

    08/29/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Bonneville Phoenix Network KTAR News ^ | August 28, 2014 @ 7:02 am | Associated Press
    PHOENIX -- Democrat Fred DuVal faced his first attack ad Wednesday as the general election contest in the Arizona governor's race kicked off in earnest.
  • Trial set for woman accused of running over husband

    08/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-27-14
    <p>An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.</p>
  • Arizona firearms instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl

    08/26/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 102 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/26/14 | Lauren Gambino
    A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert. Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range. Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger. The gun recoiled and it went over her head. The paper reported that the girl had successfully fired the 9mm weapon...
  • Can This Democrat Win on a No More "Trayvon Martin Tragedies" Platform?

    08/26/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tim Murphy
    Wilcox for Congress In a close primary duel, Arizona congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox targets her opponent's support for Stand Your Ground.Could the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin prove a deciding factor in an Arizona Democratic congressional primary? Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox certainly hopes so. Seeking to gain an edge over her rival, ex-state Rep. Ruben Gallego, in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary, Wilcox's campaign has invoked Martin's shooting and her opponent's past support for a controversial Stand Your Ground law. "America doesn't need more Trayvon Martin tragedies," read a mailer distributed by...
  • Sen. McCain on ISIS threat: Obama 'still doesn't get it'

    08/21/2014 1:53:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/14 | Fox News
    Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday called President Obama's remarks on the execution of American journalist James Foley "moving" -- but also said his policy on the Islamic State terror group is failing. "He said we have to contain ISIS. We don't have to contain ISIS. We have to defeat ISIS, and we have to do whatever is necessary," the Republican lawmaker said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Failures of policies have consequences, and we're paying [for] those consequences in enormous cost of human blood. It's a debacle, and he still doesn't get it."
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    08/15/2014 12:57:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2014 3:22 AM EDT | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less than half the cost. Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. […] Because it has three wheels—two in front and one in the rear—the Elio is actually classified as a motorcycle by the U.S. government. But Elio Motors...
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Adam Kwasman for Congress

    08/13/2014 9:30:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is proud to endorse State Rep. Adam Kwasman in Arizona’s first Congressional District. Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “Adam Kwasman has proven himself to be one of the most impressive young conservatives running for office this cycle. At only 31 years old, Adam represents the next generation of conservative leaders; bringing big ideas and bold solutions. His training as an economist makes him uniquely qualified to deal with the failing economic policies currently coming out of Washington, D.C.
  • ICE arrests alleged illegal aliens in Yavapai County

    08/13/2014 10:12:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | 8/12/2014 | The Daily Courier
    PRESCOTT - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations team, along with the YCSO, arrested 14 people allegedly in the US illegally during the week of July 28, according to Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher. ICE took them to the Camp Verde jail for processing and holding before being transferred to a federal facility, Mascher said, adding that the arrests took place at several locations in the county. The Camp Verde jail is one of only two designated county facilities in Arizona for holding ICE prisoners, Mascher said. It's part of the 287(g) program, which allows...
  • ADF files complaint against Planned Parenthood for sex abuse reporting failure

    08/13/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    On August 7, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter of complaint to the Arizona Department of Health Services against Planned Parenthood AZ, Inc. The letter states that the Planned Parenthood at 1250 E. Apache Blvd in Tempe, AZ violated Arizona’s mandatory law to report sex abuse of a minor when a counselor failed to report the sexual assault of an underage girl. The girl and her mother went to Planned Parenthood on December 31, 2013 and again on January 4, 2014. They informed Planned Parenthood of the rape, however, the counselor intentionally miscoded it as consensual sex and told the...
  • Arizona officials should investigate Planned Parenthood sex assault cover-up, pro-life groups say

    08/11/2014 9:59:22 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood should be investigated and inspected for allegedly covering up the sexual assault of a minor, according to pro-life watchdogs. In a complaint filed last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) asked Arizona officials to inspect and investigate a Planned Parenthood facility in Tempe, Arizona. The complaint comes months after an alleged sexual assault victim and her mother filed a police report claiming that a counselor declined to report the rape. The girl, who went to the facility because the assault left her pregnant, claims that the counselor ignored a state law requiring the assault be reported to authorities....
  • Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

    08/07/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2014 | Bryan Pruitt
    In the August issue of Townhall Magazine, where this column originally appeared, RedState director Bryan Pruitt makes the case for why it's far past time for Arizona Republicans to find a real conservative to represent their state. It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the...
  • Sarah Palin: 'Doug Ducey is the conservative leader Arizona needs'

    08/06/2014 9:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KTAR-FM ^ | August 6, 2014
    PHOENIX -- Sarah Palin has endorsed Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey for state governor. "Doug Ducey is the private sector job creator and proven conservative leader that Arizona needs as its next governor," the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate said on her Facebook page. Ducey's endorsement came hours after the announcement of an event hosted by former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Gov. Jan Brewer, where she is expected to officially endorse Smith. Palin joins Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and many other conservatives who also endorse Ducey for governor. "Through his efforts as CEO, Doug grew Cold Stone Creamery...
  • Phoenix Real Estate in July: Sales down 17%, Cash Sales down Sharply, Inventory up 35%

    08/06/2014 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 8-5-2014 | Bill McBride
    1) Overall sales in July were down 17% year-over-year and at the lowest for June since 2008. 2) Cash Sales (frequently investors) were down about 43% to less than 25% of total sales. Non-cash sales were down only about 3% year-over-year.  So the decline in sales is probably mostly due to less investor buying. 3) Active inventory is now increasing rapidly and is up 35% year-over-year - and at the highest level for July since 2011 (when prices bottomed in Phoenix).
  • Sarah Palin to headline political talk in Phoenix (September 4th)

    08/04/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sarah Palin will be the headline speaker at a conservative talk radio station's event in Phoenix next month. KKNT-AM says the former Alaska governor will give remarks at a discussion about this year's election races and other issues at Grand Canyon University Arena on Sept. 4. Other speakers scheduled to attend the "United We Stand" event include comedian Paul Rodriguez and author Dinesh D'Souza...
  • Obozo' Suit against Arizona

    08/04/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by econjack · 1 replies
    Video | unknown | Prof Terry Lovell
    Prof Lovell discusses the Obama-Holder suit against Arizona. View the video at: http://www.youtube.com/embed/tsH8xvjTAlo
  • Charges Against Phoenix Doctor with AR are Political Repression (Charges Dropped)

    07/31/2014 1:46:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The expected demonization of Dr. Peter Steinmetz has sprung full blown in the old media, in spite of everyone recognizing that the Doctor was engaging in protected strong political speech by carrying his AR-15 into the non-secured part of an airport.   From phoenixnewtimes.com: It seems Steinmetz, a Tempe resident, was doing nothing wrong up until the moment he pointed the weapon inadvertently at two women in the "B"-gate waiting area. Police tell New Times that, in general, it's not illegal to carry a semiautomatic rifle into an airport terminal. In this case, the problem was "the way he was...
  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • Legacy proposes vets' home for old hospital. Meeting w/officials draws praise from state official

    07/28/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — As the new Sierra Vista Health Care Center is getting closer to completion, what will happen to the half century old existing hospital is being contemplated. The not-for-profit Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, the successor to the former hospital board, is looking at gifting the 90,000-square-foot hospital to the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (ADVS) as a Veterans Home and Assistance Center. The foundation may even donate money to help in the renovation.
  • Monsoon brings rabies threat. Three animals with virus recovered in county this year

    07/27/2014 8:47:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — While rabies is a virus that affects wild animals year-round, animal and human interactions tend to rise during the monsoon, leading local health and safety officials to remind residents of the proper steps to take to prevent possible exposure to the virus. Confirmed cases of human infection with rabies are very rare in Cochise County, with no such cases on record dating back several years, said Brian Oertel, communicable disease surveillance specialist for the Cochise County Health and Human Services. There have been instances in which people who have been bitten by animals suspected of being rabid...
  • SSVEC warns businesses of recent scam

    07/26/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is warning local businesses to be aware of a scam, after two Sierra Vista companies recently reported receiving phone calls demanding payments to prevent their electricity from being shut off. The businesses were both contacted within a week of each other and after normal business hours, while SSVEC does not disconnect accounts outside of those hours, said Wayne Crane, public relations coordinator for SSVEC. When called, the businesses were asked to submit payment to a third party and not the utility co-op. “This money never reaches the cooperative and therefore is never...
  • Floral thefts from veterans' cemetery

    07/24/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Artificial flowers and flags are being pulled at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It’s not that they are prohibited, it’s that they are being pilfered and Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson cannot fathom why people are stealing them from in-ground burial sites. Apparently the thefts happened Saturday night and it wasn’t until a woman let Larson know on Monday that the artificial flowers from her loved one’s grave were taken, noting they were not there on Sunday. “We’ve had a number of other complaints this week about the stealing of artificial flowers and flags, but no real...
  • Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says

    07/24/2014 3:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Maura Dolan
    Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are "brutal, savage events." "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments," U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in a dissent...
  • Must see TV: AZ AG debate Sun. July 20, 5:30 pm

    07/23/2014 6:46:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    This brief preview of “Politics Unplugged” gives a hint of the tone of the debate between conservative Attorney General Tom Horne and challenger, Mark Brnovich, recruited by establishment power brokers. Sticking to his script, Brnovich talks about “allegations,” and continually talks over Attorney General Tom Horne. In this TV 3 clip, Horne asks Brnovich, who has referred to himself as a “principled conservative,” why he “contributed to Pete Rios, the leading left-wing champion of illegal immigration, who actually had a bill to give licenses to illegals.”
  • Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate

    07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 101 replies
    A via The Verge ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nathan Ingraham
    An execution taking place in Arizona tonight appears to have gone horribly awry. According to a report from the Associated Press, inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood "gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour after the execution began. Wood was not pronounced dead until 3:49PM MT, one hour and 57 minutes after the beginning of the procedure. Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal during the execution, noting that he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" but was still alive some 70 minutes after the execution began. The whole process should have taken 10 minutes, Wood's...
  • The Armpit of Academia

    07/21/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mike Adams
    "'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." - Valerie Solanas.Professor Breanne Fahs is a revolutionary. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Recently, she decided to give extra credit to her female students for "defying social norms" by refusing to shave their armpits. In the name of equality, she also gave her male students an opportunity to earn...
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • McCain: Had I won in 2000, Iraq War might not have happened

    07/19/2014 10:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, made a surprising suggestion Thursday night: If he had been elected in 2000, there might not have been a war in Iraq. The Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, who lost his race for the GOP nomination that year but went on to become his party’s nominee in 2008, made his comments in a far-reaching interview in CNN and National Journal’s “Politics On Tap” event, after this reporter asked him what would be different if he had won either in 2000 or 2008. On 2008, McCain said “national security” would be different, and he delineated...
  • Immigration Reform Opponents Gather at AZ Capitol

    07/18/2014 11:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KPHO ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Steve Stout
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. As the immigration debate continues to escalate, protesters from Oracle and other parts of Arizona made their way Capitol to protest the arrival of immigrant children from across the border with Mexico. The protesters started gathering about 6 a.m. Friday and also were directing people to a website called Remember1986.com, bringing up past immigration reform in our country's history. A second day of protest was scheduled for the same time Saturday.
  • Campy Ken Bennett: Making all the wrong moves

    07/17/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Term limited Secretary of State Ken Bennett is one of the pack of six running in the Republican primary for governor. He’s generally regarded as a low-key guy better known for strumming his guitar and making budget presentations using Kleenex boxes, than for the time he served in the state senate from 1998 – 2007. He also gained attention for incidents surrounding verification of Obama’s birth certificate. Not nearly as much for the inquiry itself as for his inane follow-up apology as reported here on KTAR News. Now, as if he isn’t busy enough running a statewide campaign financed by...
  • In new TV ad, Thomas vows to protect Arizona ‘before it’s too late’

    07/17/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    AZ Capitol Times ^ | Ben Giles
    Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, now a GOP candidate for governor, used his first television ad of the election cycle to take on immigration, the “gay lobby” and liberal judges. The 30-second ad, which began airing today on broadcast television statewide, mostly touts Thomas’ attempts at enforcing immigration during his tenure as Maricopa County Attorney. Alongside Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Thomas made a name for himself by taking a hard line against immigration along the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • GOP candidate mistakes YMCA campers for migrant children (Rino Alert)

    07/17/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 5 replies
    Statesman.com (Austin, TX_ ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cox News Desk
    On Tuesday, migrant children from Central America were expected to be bussed into Oracle, and taken to a local shelter. According to this report, Kwasman tweeted from the scene: “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law." He posted the tweet along with an image of a yellow school bus. He later told a reporter that he saw “fear” on the faces of the migrant children on the bus. “This is not compassion,” Kwasman said during the interview. There was only one problem. The children on the school bus were not migrants,...
  • Protests In Arizona Over Immigrant Children Show The Ugly Side Of American Populism

    07/16/2014 7:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Vale
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW YORK -- Following the noxious scenes in Murrieta, California earlier this month in which women and children from Central American were greeted by flag-waving mobs shouting, "go home" and "you’re not welcome", the ugly face of American populism was given another airing on Tuesday as protesters descended on the small town of Oracle, Arizona, to rally against the transfer of 40 immigrant children to a local academy for troubled youths. Yet unlike in Murrieta, those demonstrating against the arrival of the destitute and vulnerable were met by a counter protest organised by pro-immigrant supporters, with heated exchanges between the...
  • Arizona Protesters Stop Obama Transfer of Illegal Alien ‘Youth’, Amid Concerns About Gang Membership

    07/15/2014 4:41:11 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-15-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Protesters celebrate news that Obama's illegal alien transfer had been aborted (AP)by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe spark that citizens in Murrieta lit is spreading.Today citizens in Arizona stopped Obama's "Illegal Alien Express" in its tracksSeveral busloads of illegal alien teenagers from Central America who unlawfully crossed the Texas border will not be dropped off at a southern Arizona facility on Tuesday, a congressman's office said.The office of Rep. Raul Grijalva confirmed reports the children would not be dropped off at Sycamore Canyon Academy in Oracle, Ariz.The buses were facing over 200 protesters who did not want the facility used to house illegal...
  • Sheriff Babeu interview on the protest of illegals in the town of Oracle, AZ (vanity)

    07/15/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 28 replies
    It has been raining hard, with thunder and lightening since 10am this morning in the Oracle area with flash flood alerts. I am 30 minutes away and I was concerned how the protester on our side were doing. They are for the most part senior citizens from the adult community called Saddlebrook, which is nearby, and the citizens of this rural community. Here is the interview with Sheriff Babau with KNST conservative talk host Garrett Lewis: http://www.knst.com/onair/garret-lewis-41270/interview-sheriff-paul-babeau-live-from-oracle-protest-about-illegal-alien-minors-12567556/ Here are the highlights: The sheriff got information about this transfer of illegals from two separate sources. He has not gotten any response...
  • Will Oracle [Arizona] block migrant children, Murrieta style?

    07/15/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    AZ Central | July 15, 2014 | by Laurie Roberts
    According to AZ Central which can't be posted here per copyright complaint, things are about to get ugly, Murrieta-style, in Arizona. A group of citizens in Oracle is planning to try to block the federal government from delivering 40 or more Central American children to a boy's ranch that houses at-risk kids...
  • Arizona ranchers invite Pelosi to tour border

    07/14/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/2014 | Fox & Friends
    Arizona ranchers invite Pelosi to tour border Will House minority leader respond to challenge?
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Illegal Immigration Protesters to Challenge Feds: 'If They Want to Send in SWAT..Let Them Do It'

    07/13/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    The federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state, according to Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona. Emboldened by citizens in Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government’s efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town, Skiba's town has organized a protest for Tuesday morning. “We’re going to mobilize and we're going to do the best we can to stop this from happening,” Skiba said. “We're prepared for whatever happens. If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them...
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • Arizona -- Front line of the Immigration Battle: Obama Turns America Into Giant Refugee Camp

    07/01/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Elise Cooper
    In pushing its immigration agenda, the Obama Administration has encouraged thousands of Central American families and unaccompanied children to come to the U.S. illegally The president and others in his administration have tried to spin this recent influx of immigrants as a humanitarian effort to help those fleeing violence, murders, and extortion from criminal gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Yet, how humanitarian is it to drop off numerous unaccompanied children at an Arizona warehouse, or release them into an unknown territory where they can possibly become the victims of predators? American Thinker interviewed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and...
  • District defends kindergartner's sexual misconduct discipline

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct." Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct. Eric now has a note that will remain in his permanent file for the duration he attends Dysart schools. His mother was not notified of the incident or the note her son signed in the assistant principal's office until after the fact. District policy states that a parent does not...
  • Sheriff Joe to Obama: Deploy U.S. military to Mexico (Take Poll)

    06/29/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 6/29/14 | WND
    President Obama should deploy the U.S. military across the Mexican border to work bilaterally to curb illegal immigration, declared Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a radio interview Sunday. “If we are worried about the danger, then I would send the military across the border, work with their military bilaterally and get the job done,” said Arpaio. “That’s what I would do and we’d clean up this mess.” “Of course, you have to get the Mexican president to OK it,” he added. “I would just go in there and have a few drinks with him and get the job...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • M5.2 Earthquake 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM

    06/28/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 53 replies
    USGS Earthquake Site ^ | 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC | USGS
    Really strange place for an earthquake. Magnitude is consistent with an underground nuclear test. More at USGS site.
  • US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

    06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - ap
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that...
  • Mexican Army Troops Invading Arizona, Shooting at U.S. Citizens

    06/20/2014 1:33:07 PM PDT · by dvan · 39 replies
    Mexican Army Troops INVADING Arizona, Shooting at U.S. Citizens. According to documentation Mexican Army troops have invaded U.S. soil 300 times challenging the Border Patrol, local citizens and shooting and injuring one person seriously. The accompanying video by Channel4 indicates the seriousness of this situation. The Channel 4 news crew crossed into Sonora Mexico and interviewed the commander of the Mexican Army outpost on the border. The U.S government claims to be investigating these incidents but nothing has been disclosed or resolved.