North Carolina’s new voter demographic: Illegals

This just-released exposé from James O’Keefe/Project Veritas proves that blatant voter fraud is NOT a myth, at least not in the Tar Heel State. And they aren’t just illegal voters – they’re illegal citizens ~


Kay Hagan, the candidate being discussed in the video, is North Carolina’s Democrat senator, currently running for re-election. And despite the fact that her family was personally “stimulated” by the 2009 federal give-away program (to the tune of almost 1/2 million!), forgetting that she recently recommended that the same judge who had just ruled in favor of a company partially owned by her husband, for a seat on a U.S. District court; with the help of the illegal demographic, she’s probably a shoe-in for another term.

[Note - I was ready to blame the Dems for all the dishonesty, but even a Republican campaign worker is knowingly encouraging an admitted "illegal" to vote for Kay Hagan - WUWT 8O ]
No one seems to care…

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Leadership on Ebola M.I.A.

On October 17th, amid media fanfare, the Obama regime introduced the latest addition to their illustrious “czar” collection: Ron Klain, a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. He does however have an advanced degree in squandering tax dollars, as Andrew C. McCarthy explained in this NRO piece (which I highly recommend if you’ve taken your blood pressure meds today) ~

(Klain was) a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies [...]
In sum, auditors had scrutinized Solyndra and found it to have, from its inception, a fatally flawed business model that was hurtling toward collapse. Well aware of that fact, the president and his administration — with Ron Klain front and center — touted it as a success story that would produce jobs, growth, and spectacular success for the foreseeable future.


MilkCartonKlain&LurieWith that ruthless ability to deceive the public, it’s clear that that Mr. Klain will make a stellar czar – as soon as he’s on the job of course.
But that’s where we have our first problem. Because no sooner was Klain appointed to his new position than he promptly went missing ~ Ebola ‘czar’ to skip House hearing, aide says. Apparently Ron’s gone into the witness protection program…
But wait – what about Dr. Nicole Lurie? As Mollie Hemingway, at the Federalist, so astutely noted earlier this month ~ President Obama Already Has An Ebola Czar. Where Is She?

Dr. Lurie is the assistant secretary for preparedness and response, a National Institute of Health position created in 2006 under the Pandenic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. Sounds like a job that just might have something to do with preparing for, responding to and recovering public health health emergencies doesn’t it?

A profile of Lurie quoted her as saying, “I have responsibility for getting the nation prepared for public health emergencies—whether naturally occurring disasters or man-made, as well as for helping it respond and recover. It’s a pretty significant undertaking.” Still another refers to her as “the highest-ranking federal official in charge of preparing the nation to face such health crises as earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and pandemic influenza.

I presume she’s collecting a salary to carry out that “significant undertaking” yet, strangely enough, no one’s heard a peep from this woman in months…

… a Google News search for Lurie’s name at the time of writing brings up nothing in the last hour, the last 24 hours, not even the last week! You have to get back to mid-September for a few brief mentions of her name in minor publications.

So here we have not one but two individuals, specifically tasked with responding to national healthcare emergencies – like a potential Ebloa pandemic. Either one, or both – in a coordinated effort – should be front and center right now, keeping the public informed on their progress.
We don’t need another self-serving presidential photo-op with a single Ebola-free nurse. We need reassurance that the adults are in charge here. We need real leadership.
Instead we have a president, and his NOT-earnest press secretary, double-talking us on quarantine procedures. While at the same time, disturbing rumors of an outrageous plan by the administration to import foreign Ebola patients into the United States work their way the news cycle.


In another one of his recent dictatorial addresses Obama insisted, “We (Americans) don’t run and hide when there’s a problem.”
Really? Your hirelings are heading for the hills.


Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar — And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

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Hillary encourages “willing suspension of disbelief”

Remember back in 2007 when, then Senator Clinton arrogantly castigated General Patraeus for his progress report on Iraq?
These days she’s clearly the one losing her grip on reality

Really? Where do jobs come from Hilly? Unicorn butts?
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Pray for America’s Deliverance


Two years ago, Bill Keith, one of my Twitter connections, @bpkeith , started a grassroots National Day of Prayer. Alarmed, as so many of us are, by the declining state of the nation, he felt moved to connect with others in a focused, sincere appeal to God to heal our land.
This year he is again issuing a call to prayer; for tomorrow, Oct. 29th ~

Twitter National Day of Fasting and Prayer
We are inviting our readers throughout this nation and around the world to join us on October 29 for a National Day of Fasting and Prayer for our nation. That is one week before the crucial mid-term election on November 4 that will determine the future of this great Republic far into the future. Please join the team and let’s take a stand for this great land.
Our battle cry is II Chron. 7: 14. Read it, memorize it and stand on it.
Best to all. ~~ Bill


If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.
~ 2 Chronicles 7:14


About the Day of Prayer

Two years ago — before the national mid-term elections — our nation was facing so many issues that I felt it was time to call people to prayer for this land. I sent out word to my followers on TWITTER and asked them to join me. Many of them RETWEETED my call to prayer and a total of 85,000 learned about the special day.
However, this year the prayer warriors who have joined me have RETWEETED the call to more than 900,000. Of course that does not mean that all of them will fast and pray on October 29, unless we encourage and inspire them to do so.
Hence, I’m asking each person to tell all your followers about this blog and ask them to join us for the day of prayer.
Prayer List
• Please pray for our nation and for the upcoming election on November 4 that people will vote their conscience and nothing else.
• Pray for those who are running for the Senate and House of Representatives.
• Pray they will hold fast the sanctity of life and of marriage.
• Pray they will realize the consequences of socialized healthcare that has wrecked our healthcare system in this land.
• Pray that they will oppose the tyranny of taxation.
• Pray that they will promote racial tolerance rather than racial division.
• Pray that they will be dedicated to the Constitution and oppose executive and judicial actions by fiat that are not approved by Congress.
• Pray that they will close our southern border and protect our land and oppose blanket amnesty for millions of illegals in this land.
• Pray that they will understand the dangers of a $17 trillion deficit.


Prayer has been an American tradition since our founding. At this point, so many of us have worked so hard to turn things around in the last few years, with very limited results. Late in the day now, we’ve come to realize that our faith in our fellow citizens has been misplaced. Instead, for the last several decades our country has been pushing aside is the one True Source of help and hope that sustained us all along. It’s time to turn back!


The following prayer, judging by the rather archaic language, is from a much simpler time in American history. But its pleas are crucially relevant today ~

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindred tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Thank you for joining us in this appeal to heaven. May God bless America – again.

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2014 Annual D.C. Spendathon

Over the weekend I had a chance to peruse Sen. Tom Coburn’s Wastebook 2014, discovering some of the more outrageous ways the federal government found this year to squander our hard-earned tax dollars. Jaw-dropping.
As the report explains ~

Congress’ role is not just passing bills. It is also responsible for conducting oversight to hold the executive branch accountable, which it is failing to do. In fact, Congress actually forced federal agencies to waste billions of dollars for purely parochial, political purposes.
Mississippi lawmakers, for example, attached a rider to a larger bill requiring NASA to build a $350 million launch pad tower, which was moth balled as soon as it was completed because the rockets it was designed to test were scrapped years ago.


America’s founders expected the federal government – particularly the Legislative branch – to be good stewards of the peoples’ tax dollars and the country’s resources. Ha! Instead they make a mockery of that responsibility.

While the IRS was politically targeting Tea Party groups by putting the nonprofits under excessive scrutiny, the agency readily handed over $4 billion to identity thieves because it neglected to spot thousands of bogus tax returns.
The firm that gave the green light to grant security clearances to both notorious NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, received another $124 million to conduct background checks the Department of Justice found to be fraudulent. As a result, thousands of ineligible individuals may now have access to top secret information [...]
The pleas for assistance from hundreds of families whose homes were damaged by the “storm of the century” in Austin, Texas, were ignored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which instead spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help clean up local golf courses [...]
NASA no longer has the ability to send astronauts into space. The agency now pays Russia $70 million per passenger for a round trip fare to the international space station where the “design and creation of better golf clubs” is among the studies being conducted.

At least you can say this much for Congress: they’re some of the most creative spendthrifts you’ll ever find!

Wastebook details 100 specific examples of recklessly irresponsible stewardship. Here are several of the most outlandish ~


$414,000 to develop technology that our enemies could easily access and use to thwart our military
$124,300,000 paid for security clearance background checks by a company already known for a history of security failures and fraud allegations
wastebook2014-quote2$146,000,000 to subsidize pro sports stadiums
$10,000 to watch grass grow
(Seriously. Florida EPA is growing “cordgrass.”)
$15,000 to promote a Colorado symphony performance that encouraged attendees to smoke dope
$100,000 for coastline “party patrols”
(Apparently our borders are secure and we’re no longer concerned with drug smuggling, so the Coast Guard is tasked with protecting private shorelines of our elite ruling class.)
$90,000,000 for international cultural exchange programs intended to “build cross-cultural bridges across the globe
Q. What’s the only thing the Department of Homeland Security excels at?
A. Wasting taxpayers money!
$450,000 for free high-end gym memberships for DHS employees
$35,000,000 for underused vehicle fleet
$4,600,000 for over-priced temporary border patrol housing
$1,980,000 wasted to continue funding obsolete sheep research
(much like the Left likes to encourage the dead to vote, fat cats in Congress like to fund dead research projects.)
wastebook2014-quote1$392,000 to ponder extra-terrestrial communication
(We’re more concerned with the outlandish possibility of meeting ETs than we are with the illegal alien invasion on our southern border.)
$16,000,000 to build an unwanted road through abandoned retail section of Fresno, CA
$5,200,000 grant to Columbia University given, in part, to develop an interactive game to spur climate change activism.
$202,291 in aid for golf courses instead of flood victims in TX – partisan use of FEMA funds
$1,437,966 in surety bond guarantees for Disney World (Disney World!)
$27,000,000 squandered by corrupt California slumlords
$80,000,000 for DOD to build a real life “iron-man” suit for soldiers – results thus far are less than promising
$7,600,000 for Virgin Island ferry boats – swamped by bureaucratic red tape
$3,000,000 for official online presence of the U.S. government on social media sites, to counter the sophisticated propaganda machines of terrorist groups around the globe (If you can’t beat ‘em – tweet ‘em. Pathetic.)

$200,000 for a museum instead of deteriorating roads
(In a time when the aging infrastructure is a growing national concern, the Department of Transportation (DOT) chose to allocate money to build a museum rather than repair roads and bridges.)
$5,000,000 for useless healthy-eating awareness social media campaign aimed at college students (A total waste)
$2,000,000 on a wooden skyscraper design contest
(Environmentalists tried to kill the logging industry – suddenly wood is the future?!)

$965,000 for an unwanted, unneeded, unused icehouse in Louisiana

$5,000,000,000 for inefficient administration of medicare prescription plans (that’s 5 Billion!)
$157,000 allocated for rail transportation in Austin, TX instead being used to encourage taxpayers to pay more taxes, and;
$181,000 for the same duplicity in Florida, for public transportation in Pinellas County
$1,100,000 to NASA for lost electronics devices (hundreds monthly!)
$3,000,000,000 for fraud and abuse in food stamp program (that’s 3 Billion!)

$9,000,000 paid by DOD for helicopter parts –– at 16 times the going rate!
$500,000 on butterfly “farming” in Oklahoma
$55,000 to promote Hillary Clinton’s $14 million book in Europe
$194,060 to research whether texting drunks will prevent more drinking

And finally, $30,000 to fund a study that posits that we may be on the verge of civilizational collapse.
Who needed $30,000? With profligate spending like this, it’s obvious that collapse is imminent. Especially with our national debt nearing… $18 trillion! (Check our Daniel Horowitz’ Obama: Debt Man Walking)
Unfortunately Tom Colburn is retiring from the Senate at the end of the year. His consistent voice for fiscal responsibility will be sorely missed. We desperately need others to step into the breach and keep us apprised of this annual immoral spendathon.

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Back in the Middle Ages…


And, seven centuries later…

… Doesn’t look like we’ve really advanced all that much does it?


Let’s hope modern medicine can stop this 21st century plague before it claims 1/3 of the world’s population like the “Black Death” did back in the mid 14th century. Although, recalling this post from August 2011 (Daily Kos writer: We could use ‘global superplague’ to stop overpopulation), I’m not sure all our friends on the Left would agree.

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Meanwhile, in another part of the world…


Chances are you didn’t hear about this tragedy in Israel last Wednesday ~ Jerusalem Terrorist Attack: 3-Month-Old Child Murdered. In fact, chances are excellent – because jihadi-sympathizers in the lamestream media had a slightly different take on the very same story…
As CBN News reported; “The AP’s initial headline read, “Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem” (?!) Conveniently forgetting to mention that the cops were responding to a terror attack!

Here’s what really happened, from Israel National News ~


A baby girl was killed and eight people were injured Wednesday, after a terrorist hit them with his car outside the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop.
“A private car hit passengers from the light rail near the police national headquarters. The car’s driver (who coincidentally turned out to be a member of Hamas!) attempted to escape and was shot, apparently by a police officer from the Jerusalem district,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

Several accounts of this attack indicated that the baby was actually an American citizen. And yet in the initial report issued by our own consulate in Israel, it was outrageously referred to as a ‘traffic incident’ ~

Hours after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem, the US consulate in the city issued a memo referring to the attack as a “traffic incident”.
A three-month-old baby was killed and seven other people were wounded when Abdel Rahman a-Shaludi drove his car across incoming traffic to strike the people waiting at the station. The baby girl, Chaya Zissel Braun, had American citizenship.
The memo was sent to employees of the American consulate, which is based in East Jerusalem. It asks staff to report “any emergency.” [...]
Consulate officials said the statement had not intended to downplay the severity of the incident, and that its authors wanted to focus the employees’ attention and give warning of the protests.

So what we – the average American – sees as another heart-wrenching * terrorist attack, the Left sees as just another routine traffic alert. Apparently nothing warrants the truth with progressives anymore, not even innocent human life.

*Shimon Helperin, the infant’s grandfather, told Arutz Sheva that the Braun family – which had been waiting for a child for years – had been returning from prayers at the Western Wall (Kotel) when they were struck by the terrorist. Helperin and his wife had arrived in Israel specifically to meet their grandchild on Wednesday and was forced to go immediately to the hospital, instead.

Source: Israel National News

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Saturday Shorts – 10-25-14


Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:


Connecticut schools cancel Halloween over fear of offending anyone
~ Sorry kiddos. Once again the sheeple cave in to an overbearing, malcontent minority.
Jaw-Dropping Level of ‘Progressive’ Voter Fraud -Already Everywhere You Look ~ This is now just S.O.P. for the Left. How do you think Obama got re-elected?

Rex Murphy: In the shadow of a young corporal’s death, Canada’s greatness shines through ~

Even in the shadow of the young corporal’s death, it is not too much to say that this was a very gratifying moment — a tragic moment, but one worth honouring. All Canadians immediately recognized the actions of the corporal’s final companions as an example of how people should act at such a time, how we would wish to have acted [...]
We are, in part, very much the people we choose to admire, and our national character can, in some measure, be limned by the actions we choose to esteem.

Reminds me of what America used to be like :(
Six Degrees Of Ebola Separation – For the Geographically Challenged ~ Another smart-alecky, humorously-serious post from Shepherd of the Gurneys.
82 Yr Old Grandmother Voting Straight Republican; Tired of Democrats ~ (YouTube video via Restore the Dream) Caller to a News show is totally fed up with the first African-American president ~

This man is destroying my country!
I can’t vote Democrat and remain a Christian!

Amen Granny!
Justice Watch Exposes Obama’s Ebola Plans ~ Lots of questions:
• What are DOD’s plans for the evacuation of U.S. personnel from Africa if an Ebola outbreak occurs?
• Who is Phoenix Air?
• Why is the administration is pressing ahead with plans to admit Ebola-infected non-citizens into the U.S. for treatment?
• Who signed off on the January 2014 ICE request for a contractor to provide “on-demand escort services” for 65,000 unaccompanied alien children (- months before the juvenile alien invasion began)?
But so far, only stalling and silence from the most transparent administration ever.

Democrat Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless.’ A New Study Proves Him Right ~

Hall’s research, conducted over the past 20 years, confirms what other studies have shown:
• Regular adolescent marijuana users have lower educational attainment than non-using peers;
• Those users are more likely to use other illegal drugs;
• Adolescent use produces intellectual impairment;
• It doubles the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia;
• And, not surprisingly, increases the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged adults.
Hickenlooper’s (Colorado’s Democrat governor) warning to other states should be heeded. Legalizing marijuana is reckless, no matter what the pot pushers say to the contrary.

Is this interactive tattoo the future of ‘wearable’ technology? Fitbit makers plan interactive inking implanted in the skin ~ Uh-oh. Just saying…

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no moe may buy or sell except one who has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
~ Revelation 13:16-17

What Self-Hatred Looks Like ~ Robert Stacy McCain takes on the sad illogic of the radical feminists ~

Once you recognize feminism as a totalitarian ideology, everything else about it becomes transparent, including the incoherence of liberals who call themselves “feminists” without bothering to understand the philosophy they embrace by claiming that label.


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Autumn Reflection


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Wastebook 2014 – Preview


Check out the full report from Sen. Coburn HERE.

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Take a stand for the First Amendment – before we lose it to tyranny!

Breitbart News site published the following commentary by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday, Oct.21st. It’s a call to action – or at least, resolution.

Like so many of us, the senator believes America has reached a critical crossroads. And unfortunately, we seem to be taking the highway to hell – by way of fascism.

When the despotic mayor of one of the largest cities in the country thinks she has the authority to usurp the Bill of Rights to suit her personal political agenda, well – Houston, we have a problem!


Religious Freedom Dying at Altar of Political Correctness
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Christianity was for all time changed by one man’s confrontation with authority.
For his audacity, for alleging that one’s path to heaven could not be purchased, Luther was excommunicated. It took great bravery to challenge what was then considered to be the ultimate arbiter of God’s will. Luther was told, effectively, that his pathway to heaven was foreclosed.
When the Mayor of Houston, sent her legal attack dogs to demand the sermons of ministers who opposed an ordinance that might prevent churches from hiring people who adhered to a traditional faith, my first thought was of Martin Luther and my hope was that someone would, in elaborate calligraphy, stencil the First Amendment upon parchment and nail it to the doors of city hall.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The Amendment was clear, and its intent was not to keep religious people out of government, but rather to keep government out of religion.
There has been, and will be, an ongoing debate about the role of government in marriage—what our laws should be, and where they are made.
But make no mistake—that’s not what this is about.
Some will make this debate about freedom of choice, but the only way this is about choice is if we are talking about the choice with regards to expression. No one, no law is advocating any restriction on the choices of consenting adults, but for goodness sakes are we so politically correct that we will stifle dissent? Will there be no room for people who have traditional beliefs?
In the same way the law should not restrict consenting adults, likewise the law should have nothing to do with restricting or restraining the free exercise of a religious people who object.
Consenting adults of a religious persuasion should not have their ideas monitored. Religious beliefs cannot and should not be trumped by political correctness.
No law should prevent religious people from coming together and discussing what they believe to be right and wrong.
Dissent may well be the foremost of freedoms necessary to restrain despotism.
Foremost among these freedoms—mentioned specifically in the amendment, and even before speech—is the free exercise of religion.
Nothing chills dissent, speech, or the free exercise of religion like the heavy hand of government, which is why the Mayor of Houston attacking the pulpit is so extreme, and needs to be spoken out against, now, loudly.
When sermons are censored or demanded to be produced, then we are in danger. I don’t care if the sermons castigate the immorality of instant replay, freedom absolutely requires dissent. Anything short of full dissent is not freedom and should be fought with vigor, no matter your opinion on the subject at hand.
The First Amendment cannot be allowed to wither and die on the altar of political correctness.
Maybe it’s time to nail it to the door of every city hall, state capital and entrance to Congress every day, so they have a daily reminder of what they’re not allowed to do.
~ Sen. Rand Paul
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We need more LEGAL immigrants like Mayor Abed!

mayorAbedI happened to catch a few minutes of Laura Ingraham’s Show yesterday while she was speaking with the mayor of Escondido, CA, Sam Abed. Wow! This guy, himself an immigrant from Lebanon, is more patriotic than 99% of his fellow Americans – particularly those of us who were born here.
Like millions before him, Abed was drawn to the United States by the potential for a better life and the promise of freedom. He saw America as a place where the color of skin, who your parents were, what social class you were born into, didn’t matter. As a place where equal outcome wasn’t guaranteed – but everyone was equal under the law. He found a nation where achievement was only limited by the size of your dreams, and by the amount of hard work you were willing to do. (Bear in mind that was decades ago – before we were fundamentally transformed by hope & change.)
Ingraham was discussing the mayor’s recent stand-off with the ACLU against a proposed shelter for illegal immigrant children in his town ~

“Escondido has [a] 150,000 population, with a diverse community, half of our population [is] Hispanics, and half of that 75,000 are believed to be illegals” he stated. Abed also railed against the federal government for its failure to secure the border, declaring “here’s the president coming to our local, little government and saying ‘we’re going to dump this problem on your city with no solution.’ There is no solution unless we secure our border. This is really a disappointment to our country.”

Source: Breitbart

Here’s the full interview from yesterday’s show (you’ll have to put up with a couple ads, etc., but it’s definitely worth it!) ~



My favorite line ~

“You cannot waiver on the principles that made this country great.” ~ Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido


Back when America had borders, and the rule of law was respected, Mayor Abed was exactly the kind of immigrant we welcomed to our shores. He didn’t sneak in the back door looking for free stuff. He came in the front door, ready to work hard to achieve his American dream. And he did! :)
Sam Abed – proudly “Anti-Illegal immigration!”
Economic success story in Escondido ~ Mayor Abed backs up his positions with solid results (an interview with Roger Hedgecock). His personal success as an immigrant has been a huge boon to his adopted community.
Immigrant Mayor Defends His City Against Illegal Flood ~ refreshingly objective account from a website called “The Daily Democrat.”

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