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Gov. Perry Asks Obama To Do One Thing
About the Border Crisis, Which Would Help,
But Which Obama Is Certain Not To Do

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/10/2014 4:29:29 AM

After meeting with President Obama on the border crisis in Dallas today, Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement. In it, he lists several measures that the president should take to secure the border. Here is the governor’s full statement. DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises. “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/10/2014 6:54:28 AM     (No. 9917932)

Obama continues to make destroying the United States look easy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 7/10/2014 6:56:08 AM     (No. 9917936)

Instead of acknowledging that his own policies have played any role in the crisis, he instead blamed Republicans and demanded that they do exactly what he says, or he will take no action on his own to fix the problem. Some people might see that as extortion.

Everyone sees it as extortion. Only Democrats refuse to call it that, but everyone knows what it is, following a well-established pattern of juvenility.

Everyone also knows that our POTUS is a ideological pugilist whose first recourse is revenge and adolescent temper tantrums. How did such a spiritually acned teenager come to run this great country? All he does is hang out with his photo-op buds and slam doors.

God does have His reasons, but I´m not that sure I want to live long enough to learn what they are, considering that ordinary Americans are helpless right now.

Things can change, though, when men and women of honor and courage decide "enough".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 7/10/2014 7:29:17 AM     (No. 9917970)

FTA "talk of “comprehensive immigration reform” always causes a spike in illegal crossings; because of how the 2008 William Wilberforce Act is being implemented; and because of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals....DACA is his policy, created via executive order. He could rescind it any time he wants. He won’t."

The southern border is what the Cloward Piven Strategy looks like in practice. I live in Texas and we are being invaded by illegal aliens with all kinds of communicable diseases and they are being sent all over the country. How I despise obama, the Democrats and the msm for this purposeful destruction of the country.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/10/2014 7:45:05 AM     (No. 9917988)

Poor Rick Perry...he´s the governor of a major state, a likely presidential candidate, and his response to the "crisis" on his border is a whiny press release and a hand out for Federal money to pay law enforcement overtime. He was suckered at the meeting he demanded with Obama, getting nothing but a horselaugh. And Obama is incompetent? Let Perry be Perry...he ain´t no Reagan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 7/10/2014 7:57:42 AM     (No. 9918005)

This entire past week has been a lead up of reports that perry invited obama to tour the border with the governor or there would be no meeting. Now there was a meeting with the beggar governor and king obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/10/2014 8:03:53 AM     (No. 9918010)

#5, you are mistaken. Governor Perry invited Obama to tour the border. Also, Perry refused to meet Obama´s plane in Austin for a tarmac handshake. Perry said he wanted a meeting, not just a handshake. An agreement was reached for Perry to greet the president elsewhere and to be granted a meeting.

#4 goes from Perry thread to Perry thread saying the same things. We get it, #4. You don´t like anything about Rick Perry. Your privilege, of course.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/10/2014 8:20:19 AM     (No. 9918040)

#6 is correct and I too must disagree with sour perceptions of Perry. This meeting (as opposed to a tarmac photo op) had to take place to reveal harder evidence of Obama´s truculence in this entire issue. Even LoFos and NoFos are becoming perturbed about the southern border being washed away by an admitted tsunami of illegals (with highly contagious and serious diseases); the more the situation is brought to their attention, the more they will turn away from Obama. But they can´t do that unless someone like Perry forces it into the news, time after time.

In this particular news piece, we discover that Obama "blamed Republicans [for the border problem] and demanded that they do exactly what he says, or he will take no action on his own to fix the problem."

Even NoFos can see that threat for what it is: Obama won´t do anything about the problem unless he gets the $3.7 billion he demands for extra judges, etc. Why are judges needed? Does it really take a law degree to figure out whether a person is in the country illegally and must be deported? (Like the gang members who freely admit to torture and killings.)

I salute Perry for keeping his cool and eliciting Obama´s threat--which basically says "Do what I tell you or I´m taking my ball and going home. So there" (emphasized by a foot stamp).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 7/10/2014 8:20:31 AM     (No. 9918042)

I´m curious can a governor call out his own troops for on a border or is the US border only for federal troops?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: congar, 7/10/2014 8:25:44 AM     (No. 9918050)

Perry would have been more effective requesting the border improvements from a tree stump. They listen better.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 7/10/2014 8:52:52 AM     (No. 9918083)

Illegally deleted (aka "lost") IRS documents - almost certainly implicating a complicit Lightbringer - in a criminal cover-up dwarfing the worst of Watergate:

Look over there at the border - squirrel!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Namma, 7/10/2014 9:21:09 AM     (No. 9918129)

obamais doing this so he can blame the Republicans for not giving him money to control the border...he doesn´t need the money..all obama has to do is tell the border patrol to close the border. he could also bus the people back to the country they came from. i.e. President Dwight Eisenhower..1954 Operation Wetback..sorry folks that´s what it was called. thousands of illgals came over the border..Ike then had them bused back to Mexico. It can be done, and the president has the authority to do so. obama wont, and he is the one at fault. NOT the Republicans its all about politics.
another side note. these illegals are not coming over the border for jobs..they are here to live off the taxpayer. They don´t wrk in their own country..they sure are not going to work here.. and obama has made it very nice for people that don´t work.to live off the taxpayers

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/10/2014 9:21:22 AM     (No. 9918130)

Obama is going to have a lot to answer for at Judgment Day, no matter who his God is? That´ll be the day he won´t be able to blame Bush and the Republicans for his actions/inactions? It´ll be just him and God and no Teleprompter?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard, 7/10/2014 9:28:02 AM     (No. 9918143)

Governor Perry made Obama look small and creepy.

Leadership is not something you can teach. You either have it or you don´t. Governor Perry is a natural leader.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nekochan, 7/10/2014 9:33:04 AM     (No. 9918148)

To poster 2: I agree with you, but what can we do now when it´s very likely too late for things that are legal?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/10/2014 9:37:02 AM     (No. 9918153)

Frankly, it is time that the governors of these states DEMAND that these facilities be open for inspection. Gov. Perry should put the Texas National Guard on the border. Let Obama arrest him. The only way to stop Obama is to flaunt his edicts. Until Americans decide that enough is enough this lawless behavior will continue. Unfortunately, we can´t look to the Republicans in Washington DC to support defying the President. It is going to take a few regular Americans to stand up and say, no more.

Where are the patriots working in these centers? Some of these workers need to be whistleblowers. A few pictures of the actual mess that is unfolding would open a few eyes. Surely, they don´t agree with what is going on. Some of them need to break the blackout imposed by this imperial president. The American people deserve to know exactly what their boy king is bringing into their neighborhoods.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke

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Reply 16 - Posted by: texsupreme, 7/10/2014 10:03:07 AM     (No. 9918198)

Re. the above comments about Gov Perry. I am definitely not anti-Perry, but My opinion is that Perry was rolled by zero. The meeting was totally on zero´s terms. What difference does it make whether the handshake was at Austin or Dallas. The optics were the same. Perry waiting dutifully at the bottom of the ramp while the king struts down and slaps him on tha back.

Videos of the group meeting at Love field showed Perry sitting sullenly at the far corner of the table while zero was yukking it up with the Dallas mayor.

Just my observations.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/10/2014 10:10:52 AM     (No. 9918205)

The message that was sent to the low info voters was that Perry was refusing to shake President Obama´s hand. In fact, one comment I overheard was, Is he afraid the black will rub off? I´m married to a Dem low info voter and am regularly astounded by how stupid the elites think they are. Evidently the programming is strong.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/10/2014 10:16:54 AM     (No. 9918213)

What would you have had Perry do, #16? I guess he could have taken an icepick to Air Force 1´s tires or spit on Obama´s shoes.

Rick Perry is the governor of Texas behaving civilly and as courteously as the office of the presidency deserves under awkward circumstances. I believe Perry got the most facetime possible against Obama´s sullen refusal to substantially divert from his frantic fund-raising activities in Austin and Dallas. The "roundtable" meeting wasn´t part of Obama´s original schedule.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow, 7/10/2014 10:18:22 AM     (No. 9918218)

Perry, understand one thing, the First amateur clown looks you in the eye, turns around and does the opposite of what he just told you. Read Ron Kessler´s book about First Families. But this one takes the cake. I believe he is also full of drugs and has the attention span of an amoebae. The former community organizer is a very stupid man you would not hire to polish your shoes, he would be too dumb to find the shoes. We are lurching from one crisis to another. Some, like the border crisis, created to tear our attention away from the last scandal. I say have this barf bag resign. Well, we know there is no Santa!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: starboard, 7/10/2014 10:43:11 AM     (No. 9918249)

Perry didn´t vote present. He showed up and acted with concern and humility. Something nonexistent in Obama.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steveW, 7/10/2014 11:10:56 AM     (No. 9918286)

You´re flooding the country with overwhelming waves of future Democrat voters in blatant, impeachable defiance of the law, and the GOP won´t even slap your wrist for doing it. Hell, I´d celebrate with a game of pool, too!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/10/2014 11:36:35 AM     (No. 9918332)

Does anyone remember when Gov Brewer met Obama on the tarmac a year or so ago and all you saw was she in his face pointing her finger? All the MSM could talk about was how she was so disrespectful to Obama, etc. NO matter how valid her argumanets, she lost to the optics of some governor disrespecting Prez. Obama.

Let´s face it - Obama, for all his spritually acned teenager temper tantrums, has the ultimate in optics with Air Force 1, the Seal of the POTUS, the young Marines in dress blues, etc. to overwhelm anyone to his advantage.

Bottom line - our country is being overrun and we´re arguing optics.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Edgelady, 7/10/2014 11:40:16 AM     (No. 9918338)

Obama´s narcissism won´t let him ever admit he did something wrong or stupid. And Reid has his own little man syndrome going as well. So the country is being held hostage by two men who are more interested in their own egos than any living person on earth - including small children on the border.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/10/2014 11:50:04 AM     (No. 9918355)

I posted this 15-minute video of Gov. Perry, with Sean Hannity very early this morn. Take a look at what he actually had to say about his meeting with zero:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/10/texas-gov-perry-illegal-immigrant-surge-humanitarian-crisis-obama-has-power-to/

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Reply 25 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/10/2014 11:54:17 AM     (No. 9918363)

Re #8´s question: I believe that the courts have ruled that border protection is federal jurisdiction. Perry can mobilize the Texas NG to handle matters within the state but not to patrol the border. Sounds crazy, I know.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bighambone, 7/10/2014 12:12:03 PM     (No. 9918389)

Under longstanding US immigration law every illegal alien in the USA, even those caught right after they jump over the border fence has the right to a deportation hearing. When the border patrol catches a non criminal illegal alien they must explain that right to the apprehended alien, along with advising the alien that he or she can waive the right to a deportation hearing and voluntarily return to their home country. That is basic.

Obama and the liberal Democrats are claiming that the William Wilberforce anti trafficking law, a liberal Democrat designed amendment to the immigration law that was meant to detour forced sex trafficking that was passed back during the G.W. Bush era now covers all the tens of thousands of young illegal aliens coming in across the borderline and that law requires that every one of them be accorded a formal deportation hearing, and that each of them must have a government appointed immigration lawyer at the hearing. If that is the case, and that continues, none of those young illegal aliens will ever be deported, since the initial hearing, because of the numbers involved, will not be held for years, and to go through the complicated immigration court process along with later appeals processes have been liberalized beyond belief could take a decade, and ultimately always favor the illegal alien, who has been paying his or her immigration lawyer all that time, staying in the USA in the end.

The immigration laws and the highly esoteric immigration court system set up to favor immigration lawyers and illegal aliens needs to be scrapped, and a new very simple process put in place to the affect that once it is established that the alien respondent is an illegal alien that he or she is quickly deported.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/10/2014 12:32:54 PM     (No. 9918426)

Doesn´t this qualify as a foreign invasion? It certainly does to me. Just who invited these people to come to this country? The only one that did is Obozo. As such, he has to be held as responsible for any and all of their actions and diseases they spread around and anything else they do. And there is no way that under current law that they can become citizens or be eligible to vote for anyone. To allow any of that to happen has to be a violation of current law. Why can´t the lo-fo´s and the rest of the country see that? We here at LCom do.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 7/10/2014 1:11:56 PM     (No. 9918483)

There was presidential material at that meeting and it sure as sugar was not obama. What other governors besides Jan Brewer and Nikki Haley have dared to stand up to this snake? Perry did as much as we could ask of anyone when dealing with the devil short of smacking him.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/10/2014 1:43:44 PM     (No. 9918527)

Harsh critics of Perry must understand that in this particular situation nobody, not Perry, nobody, can effectively jump right in and do something heroic right now, this minute about what´s happening at the border in his state and in border states governed by others.

What he has to do is inform and educate the country, as he did in his remarks today, about the fact that Obama could do something practical but won´t. Yes, WE knew that beyond a shadow of a doubt--but not everybody in the country did.

Now Perry can take some action and will be roundly criticized by the opposition. So? So he will now have the ability to say, "Look, I tried to convince Obama that we are in dire straits here in Texas and across the country but all he says is ´gimme the money I want or I´ll just turn my back and ignore you.´ " And right there he will have the grounds to do something himself.

You all know that those involved in law enforcement in Texas will send one or two or six or more officers to control the border. Other border states should follow suit. If they don´t, let THEM provide the $3.7 billion that the rest of us who help support this country paid into the treasury--the majority of whom have numerous generations of antecedents who also paid their way with money and lives.

Who else is out there, face to face with Obama, trying to solve or at least ameliorate the problem? Perry and Texas need support, not criticism.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/10/2014 4:07:25 PM     (No. 9918710)

Perry should have refused to meet with this traitor and, instead, send the Texas rangers and the National Guard to the border with orders to shoot to kill. Let´s see what happens then. Ah, and tell the msm to pound sand.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/10/2014 4:29:19 PM     (No. 9918734)

It´s time drug test this choomer. It´s told he laughed and giggled throughout the meeting.

We are now being ruled by angry people with huge chips on their shoulders. Jarrett, Obama, Holder and Jeh Johnson. That they all are black is significant. They are Buraq´s inner circle and are working in unison to facilitate this invasion.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/10/2014 7:10:41 PM     (No. 9918965)

#27, we L-dotters are smarter than the average bear, especially the low lying ones.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 7/10/2014 8:53:16 PM     (No. 9919075)

Since Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson are on their stumps now pushing for amnesty, why not have them get with Gov. Perry to also ask Obie what it will take to get the Mexican illegals to stay home...in Mexico. These three guys appear to have some smarts so why can´t they take their billions to Mexico and develop schools and industry and a real economny down there so folks can get jobs and livelihoods...in Mexico.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lana720, 7/10/2014 10:22:17 PM     (No. 9919180)

The WH simply does not care!
Why else would they have allowed those pictures of zippy laughing while Perry´s team was sober-faced? He looked high.

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How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a

Glenn Beck Rips Breitbart,
FOX News Border Coverage

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Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/20/2014 6:46:57 AM     Post Reply
Talk radio host Glenn Beck criticized Fox News and Breitbart for their reporting of his plan to visit the border to bring food, soccer balls, and teddy bears to illegal immigrants on the southern border. Beck complained about a lack of coverage of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joining his. “Nobody´s reading [The Blaze´s coverage of Ted Cruz going to border]. Our viewers and our readers are not even reading it. That should be the number-one retweeted story. If you like Ted Cruz [you should promote this story.] Where´s Breitbart on that story? Where´s Fox News on that story?” Beck stated. He added

The tranquillity of Obama´s mind
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CNN, by Newt Gingrich    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 7/19/2014 7:58:34 PM     Post Reply
When White House press secretary Josh Earnest said this week that President Barack Obama had "substantially improved the tranquillity of the global community," many observers reacted with disbelief. (snip) It is as though the more dangerous the world becomes the more Obama hides in a fantasy world of avoiding the responsibilities of the presidency. He uses the office to surround himself with court jesters who distract him in an enlightened and noble way from the growing failures of his policies and the rapidly expanding threats to the civilized world. Finally, as Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to flex his muscles

This weak and timid President talks big...
and does nothing: A devastating attack on
Obama by a top Washington insider

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Clark S. Judge    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/20/2014 3:23:54 AM     Post Reply
At a political event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday, President Obama devoted only 40 seconds to the shooting down of the Malaysian airline, his first statement to the world following the news. His emotionless reference to the attack as ‘a terrible tragedy’ seemed disconnected from the horrific moment, particularly as he immediately reverted to script to praise his administration and criticise Republicans. It was a far cry from President Reagan’s 1983 fierce denunciation of the Soviet shooting down of a Korean airliner as a ‘crime against humanity’. But it only confirmed the chaos into which US foreign policy has descended since the summer

Egypt/Israel To John Kerry´s
Mediation Offer --´Please God, NO!´

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Thomas Rose    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/20/2014 10:45:56 PM     Post Reply
Convinced that their region has suffered as much Obama administration meddling as it can possibly stand, Israel and Egypt took the extraordinary step earlier this week of jointly rejecting requests by US Secretary of State John Kerry to involve himself in ceasefire talks with the terrorist group Hamas. Israeli and Egyptian diplomats both claim Egyptian efforts to mediate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapsed as a direct result of Secretary Kerry’s announcement he was prepared to join the talks. He apparently made the announcement without first consulting either of the parties. The diplomats are convinced that their own

Actor James Garner dead at 86
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/20/2014 4:53:38 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES — Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner’s identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press. There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.
Source and text corrected by Staff

James Garner: Tribute to
a Marvelous Maverick

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TIME, by Richard Corliss    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/20/2014 5:15:54 PM     Post Reply
As a TV and movie star for nearly six decades, the Oklahoma kid made the hard art of acting seem like a game — as deft and persuasive as a gambler´s con He was a man’s man who relied on his wits instead of his fists; a ladies’ man who wouldn’t steal a fella’s girl. Famous for his Maverick Western series in the 1950s and The Rockford Files in the ’70s, and in movies like The Great Escape and Grand Prix in between, James Garner played amiable, independent characters for more than a half-century, and never lost his comforting, enduring appeal.

Gov. Rick Perry to mobilize Texas National
Guard troops to secure U.S.-Mexico border

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Washington Post, by Lindsey Bever    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/21/2014 4:47:26 AM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) reportedly plans to dispatch the Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico, according to news reports. Perry will announce his plans Monday to mobilize some 1,000 guardsmen to the Rio Grande Valley to increase security at the border, according to the Monitor, a south Texas newspaper. The newspaper quoted a state senator and an internal memo it obtained from a state official’s office. Perry spokesman Felix Browne told The Washington Post he would neither confirm nor deny the report, but said all details will be given at a news conference at 2 p.m. Central time

Jury Awards $23.6 Billion
in Florida Smoking Case

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New York Times, by Frances Robles    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/19/2014 4:53:29 PM     Post Reply
Miami - A jury in northwest Florida awarded a staggering $23 billion judgment late Friday against the country’s second-largest tobacco company for causing the death of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36. Michael Johnson Sr. died in 1996 after smoking for more than 20 years. In 2006, his widow, Cynthia Robinson, of Pensacola, sued the R. J. Reynolds Company, the maker of the Kool brand cigarettes her husband had smoked, arguing that the company had deliberately concealed the health hazards its product caused. The four-week trial ended Wednesday. The jury deliberated for 18 hours over two days,

Palin urges grassroots at conservative
summit to support impeachment of Obama

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Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/19/2014 5:52:49 PM     Post Reply
Denver - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress. “There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it’s impeachment,” said Ms. Palin. “It’s the I word. You don’t need some fancy law degree hanging on your wall there to know laws are not being enforced today. Illegal immigrants all over the world also know that.” The former Republican vice-presidential candidate spoke to a crowd here at the Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by the

The brutal Obama policy that´s
really driving the Border Crisis

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American Thinker, by Tara Servatius    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 2:52:05 AM     Post Reply
A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice. This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here. The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop

Obama picks first woman non-pilot
to head Air Force in Pacific

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/19/2014 10:24:23 PM     Post Reply
A female general who has never piloted a military aircraft has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to head the Air Force in the Pacific. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson was nominated by the president for a fourth star and to be commanding general of the military branch’s Pacific operations. If confirmed, she will be the first four-star female commander of combat forces, the Pentagon announced. But many wonder if her lack of experience in the air puts US forces on a highway to the danger zone. ‘You make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you


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