Illegal Immigrants to Get State Tuition Rates in Massachusetts

November 20, 2012 at 8:43 am (College, Deval Patrick, Illegal Immigrants, Massachusetts, State Rate, Tuition)

When he’s not sucking up to First Lady Michelle Obama by paving over potholes in advance of her arrival, he apparently is busy sucking up to illegal immigrants – just like his muse, President Obama.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is pushing a plan that would allow illegal immigrants in his state to be awarded the tuition rate at colleges typically granted to actual state residents – and it’s based on the President’s own pro-amnesty angle.

Via the New York Times:

Thousands of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts can qualify for state resident tuition rates at state colleges, under a policy laid out on Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick — another shift in the fast-changing mosaic of states’ policies toward that population.

The shift builds on the Obama administration policy, adopted in June, that the federal government will not seek to deport most young immigrants who, as children, were either brought to the United States illegally or kept here illegally. The Massachusetts policy applies to that same group.

Notice how the Times article leaves the word ‘illegal’ out of their headline, despite its relevance to the article information.

The savings being afforded the illegal immigrants is substantial, with in-state residents at one Massachusetts college being charged $13,230, while out of state residents pay nearly double.

Essentially, people having entered the country (let alone the state) illegally can now attain tuition rates that actual American citizens from outside of Massachusetts would not be privy to.

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Report: New York and Massachusetts Handing Out Food Stamps to Dead People

October 19, 2012 at 11:13 am (Dead People, Food Stamps, Marijuana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, SNAP, Tom Coburn, USDA, Welfare)

There’s a joke in here somewhere, I just know it.  But this report doesn’t put me in a jovial mood.

Via CNS News:

New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.

The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.

Among his findings, Coburn said that, “The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.”

“Additionally, its investigation revealed 7,236 people in these states are receiving duplicate benefits, while 286 are on state lists that should exclude them from receiving food stamps,” the report said, amounting to $1.4 million in unnecessary payments each month, or $147.03 for each recipient, dead or alive.

Read more about the report to also learn how food stamp recipients are qualifying by having the cost of marijuana deducted from their income.  Seriously.

Also, had to share this joke from one of the commenters.

Big deal,

I took my dog down to the welfare office to sign him up for Food Stamps. The lady said he couldnt get food stamps “cause he is a dog”.

I told her he qualifies for the following reasons (1) He doesn’t work, just lies around the house all day. (2) He doesn’t know who his daddy is. (3) He likes anybody that feeds him. She checked her book, he gets his stamps next Monday and his Democrat voter registration pack came in today.

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Massachusetts Governor Requests Pot Holes Filled In Preparation For Michelle Obama Fundraising Visit

July 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm (Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, Michelle Obama, Obama Victory Fund, Pot Holes, Repairs, Richmond, Road, West Stockbridge)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has been dubbed ‘Mr. Smooth’ by the Boston Herald, due to his recent request that a road expected to be traveled by Michelle Obama next month, have pot holes filled in to provide the First Lady with a smooth ride.

The governor’s office personally lobbied for the repairs, calling town officials to see if they could fill in what most witnesses refer to as minor pot holes.  As luck would have it, the road also happens to be in close proximity to Governor Patrick’s home.

Mrs. Obama will be in town on August 3rd for a $20,000/seat soiree for the Obama Victory Fund.

One visiting lawyer called the act a courtesy, citing a tragic scenario in which the First Lady could be “talking on her cell phone and hitting a pothole”.

The horror.

Town officials say it’s not a big deal, setting the cost of a couple of tons of blacktop at a couple of hundred dollars.  This of course, doesn’t take into account the labor that would have to be paid to government workers repairing the roads.  Probably not much time, but hourly work nonetheless. 

Not to mention, multiple witnesses have said the road appears to be in good shape, with some neighbors even stating that the road was resurfaced just last month.

It’s good to be queen…

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Shades of 9/11? TSA Allows Illegal Aliens to Attend Flight School Owned By Illegal Alien

July 19, 2012 at 9:00 am (9/11, Flying Lessons, Illegal Aliens, Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School, Illegal Immigrants, Janet Napolitano, Massachusetts, Pilot License, September 11th, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, WTF)

If you thought a story from earlier this week that 9/11 terrorists had won the right to postpone their trial due to religious consideration was insane, then you’re going to love this story.

Filed here under, WTF?

The government organization known as the TSA, charged with securing airports and preventing terrorist attacks similar to 9/11, has been allowing illegal aliens to take flying lessons at a flight school owned by an illegal alien.  

CNS News reports:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.

Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.

So while TSA agents are actively scouring crotches in every major airport in the nation, pulling 80-year-old women aside, accosting 4-year-olds for allegedly harboring guns, and dragging disabled children aside for interrogation, potential terrorists have been roaming the skies freely, honing their craft in a potential steel missile.

Now where have we heard of this before?  Oh, right … 9/11.  Oh right … this guy …

The worst terrorist attack on American soil in history, and our government hasn’t learned that lesson.

All-American Blogger writes:

What in the world is going on in the Transportation Security Agency? How do you not only know about this and not send in Janet Napolitano and Janet Reno over to give the group the Waco treatment?

How can these incompetent nitwits claim to be keeping the skies safe? How can the look the American public in the eye and tell them another Mohammed Atta isn’t training for another 9/11 style attack in America today?

He is right, of course.  Nobody in this administration can tell the American people that they are safe in light of this news.

The report itself confirms this:

Stephen Lord, who is the GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers’ subcommittee. Rogers asked him: “Isn’t it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?”

Lord responded: “At this time, no.”

Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.

Somebody needs to be fired over this.  Unlike that other major national security scandal Fast and Furious, somebody needs to be held accountable.  And it starts at the top.

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Media Trying to Convince Themselves That They’ve Found Romney’s Solyndra

June 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm (Economy, Konarka, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Solar, Solyndra, State Loans, Stimulus)

The Boston Globe is reporting on a Massachusetts solar company that received state loans under Governor Romney, and is now filing for bankruptcy.  The Globe insists that this news means that Romney’s attacks on the President’s failed Solyndra investment have backfired, and are implying that it opens up the Republican presidential contender up to charges of hypocrisy.

An excerpt:

A Lowell-based solar technology company that received $1.5 million in state loans when Mitt Romney was governor has filed for bankruptcy, opening the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to charges of hypocrisy.

Konarka Technologies disclosed Friday that it had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and would fire its 80-member staff and liquidate its assets.

Romney has chided President Obama for investing $535 million in a different solar company that failed, and has insisted governments should not pick winners and losers in the private sector. He held a press conference at the Fremont, Calif., headquarters of that company, Solyndra, last Thursday, saying, “Free enterprise to the president means taking money from the taxpayers and giving it freely to his friends.’

The Washington Post has also chimed in, stating that this incident leaves him “vulnerable to criticism”.

What the media isn’t reporting on is some very obvious differences between the two solar ventures.

  • Despite using the above quote about giving taxpayer money to his friends, the Globe fails to demonstrate any parallel with Romney, citing no evidence of Romney’s associations with Konarka.  Whereas Solyndra has the George Kaiser/Obama direct relationship.
  • The difference between the loans offered the two companies is vast.  The $1.5 million in state loans offered Konarka represents less than 0.3% of the $535 million loan granted to Solyndra.
  • Konarka paid back their loan according to CEO Howard Berke, while taxpayers will not be seeing their Solyndra investment returned anytime soon. 
  • Solyndra’s demise happened just over two years after receiving their hefty helping of government loans, while still under Obama’s term as President of the United States.  Konarka’s bankruptcy is now being filed nearly a decade after they received their state money, and a full five years after Romney last occupied the Governor’s office in Massachusetts.
Then of course, there’s this kicker from the Globe article itself.  Painting the Konarka bankruptcy as a blemish on the record of Mitt Romney, who awarded them the $1.5 million in state loans back in 2003, is misleading, since such funding was not the most recent received by the company.  
Konarka it seems received a $1.6 million army contract in 2005, and a $3.6 million award from the Department of Energy in 2007 under then-President Bush.
Even more interesting is the fact that the company shared in an announced $2.3 billion in tax credits that they received under President Obama for clean-energy manufacturing projects.  The tax credits were part of the $787 billion stimulus bill, and were awarded to 183 total companies.  The average tax credit per company would have been roughly $12.5 million each, though a previous Globe article doesn’t specify the amount received by Konarka.
Only the mainstream media can take something that can be more closely associated with President Obama, and turn it into a blight against Mitt Romney’s record.

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Democrats Tried to Prevent Blacks and Hispanics From Attending Massachusetts Convention

June 4, 2012 at 9:00 am (CBC, Congressional Black Caucus, Democrat Convention, Eric Holder, Massachusetts, Minorities, Photo ID, Racism, Voter ID)

On Saturday, Massachusetts delegates met in their state’s Democrat party convention, and announced a requirement for attendance that can only be described as an active attempt to suppress minorities.

The statement below may come as a shock to our more sensitive readers, and we urge those with weaker stomachs to skip below to avoid a nauseating reaction. 

If you are prepared for the vile racism that is to follow, please proceed…

Page 14 of the Delegate’s Guide to the Massachusetts Democrat Convention reads, and we quote:

We apologize to our readers for having to read such strong racially charged language.  In the interest of accuracy however, the statement needed to be printed in its entirety.

That said, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Eric Holder, the most vociferous of the groups that oppose photo identification on the grounds that it racially discriminates, will certainly take umbrage to such a requirement.

Earlier this year the CBC announced on the house floor that “voter ID laws popping up around the country are aimed at dissuading minority voters from voting”.  If that is the case, then the Democrats are clearly trying to dissuade minorities from attending their convention.

Just this past week, Holder backed up the charges of photo ID requirements as racist.

Via NPR:

On Wednesday, Holder told a gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus that “both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common and have not yet been relegated to the pages of history.”

Holder continued:

“If a state passes a new voting law and meets its burden of showing that the law is not discriminatory, we will follow the law and will approve that change. … When a jurisdiction fails to meet its burden in proving that a voting change will not have a racially discriminatory effect, we will object, as we have in 15 different cases.”

Critics complain that Holder is taking an unabashedly, and unethically, political stance against voter ID laws.

Will Holder object in this case?  With his having drawn a line in the sand, it is shocking to see his own party resort to such an ‘overt form of discrimination’.

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