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"The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other."
Be sure to keep this in mind on election day by voting only for responsible candidates - those who are accountable to their constituents.
Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce is facing some tough opposition as he runs for AZ State Senator of District 18. As a State Representative, Pearce has been one of Arizona's leaders in the fight against illegal immigration. In fact, Pearce was the force behind Arizona's landmark employer-sanctions law, which requires employers to verify legal status and severely punishes those who hire illegals. Now the pro-illegal loons are trying to punish Pearce for doing his job and representing the interests of his constituents.
And it's not just the open borders crazies that are attacking Pearce. Even some other Republicans are trying to keep Pearce from being re-elected... like AZ Congressman Jeff Flake who sponsored his very own amnesty bill last year. Apparently, Flake is pushing to get his immigration lawyer brother-in-law, Kevin Gibbons elected to this AZ Senate seat instead. Gibbons has apparently taken alot of money from those who support the illegal workforce.
Pearce has endorsements from Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas, both of whom have also fought hard against illegal immigration. But that's not enough. Russell Pearce needs our support. The ugly reality is that money may buy this Senate seat. Pearce is running as a publically-financed Clean Elections candidate, while Gibbons will likely enjoy donations from many of his brother-in-law, Jeff Flake's donors (not to mention the open borders crowd).
Hopefully the will of the people, rather than the almighty dollar will decide this election. The people of Arizona need more elected officials like Russell Pearce fighting for us. And to Congressman Jeff Flake who is running for his 5th term after promising voters he would limit himself to 3 terms... and who has stayed in office by default in somewhat unchallenged elections... please stop being such a 'Flake'.
SUPPORT RUSSELL PEARCE FOR ARIZONA SENATE!
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Who do you trust with the future of District 18?
Grassroots Arizona is anything but: Funded by high rollers with open borders agenda
The unvarnished truth in the assault on Rep. Russell Pearce
Time to be focused
Kevin Gibbons fails to show
Russell Pearce announces run for State Senate in 2008
My favorite email this week offers a good explanation of how Democrats will screw up our economy if we elect Obama, especially if we also re-elect our Democratic Congress. Enjoy!
"Once upon a time, on a farm in Virginia , there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.
She called all of her Democrat neighbors together and said, 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?'
'Not I,' said the cow.
'Not I,' said the duck.
'Not I,' said the pig.
'Not I,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did. The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.
'Who will help me reap my wheat?' asked the little red hen.
'Not I,' said the duck.
'Out of my classification,' said the pig.
'I'd lose my seniority,' said the cow.
'I'd lose my unemployment compensation,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread. 'Who will help me bake the bread?' asked the little red hen.
'That would be overtime for me,' said the cow.
'I'd lose my welfare benefits,' said the duck.
'I'm a dropout and never learned how,' said the pig.
'If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination,' said the goose.
'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, 'No, I shall eat all five loaves.'
'Excess profits!' cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
'Capitalist leech!' screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
'I demand equal rights!' yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)
And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.
Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, 'You must not be so greedy.'
'But I earned the bread,' said the little red hen.
'Exactly,' said Barack the farmer. 'That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle.'
And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, 'I am grateful, for now I truly understand.'
But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.
Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared...so long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.
Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.
Hillary got $8 million for hers.
That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.
IS THIS A GREAT BARNYARD OR WHAT?"
ORIGINAL SOURCE UNKNOWN
Here's a funny IRS joke I received by email. Enjoy!
The IRS decides to audit Ralph, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor is not surprised when Ralph shows up with his attorney.
The auditor says, 'Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable.'
'I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it,' says Ralph. 'How about a demonstration?'
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, 'Okay. Go ahead.'
Ralph says, 'I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.'
The auditor thinks a moment and says, 'It's a bet.'
Ralph removes his glass eye and bites it.
The auditor's jaw drops.
Ralph says, 'Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.'
Now the auditor can tell Ralph isn't blind, so he takes the bet.
Ralph removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Ralph's attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.
'Want to go double or nothing?' Ralph asks. 'I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.'
The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Ralph stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win. But Ralph's attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
'Are you okay?' the auditor asks.
'Not really,' says the attorney. 'This morning, when Ralph told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and piss all over your desk and that you'd be happy about it..
Original Source Unknown
This is my favorite email of the week. And with the 2008 Presidential election right around the corner, this story has two great lessons we should all definitely remember!
Awsop's Favle told and retold.....
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome." Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake. Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government. Hillary gets her former employer, the Rose Law Firm, to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a jury comprised of single-parent welfare recipients. The ant loses the case.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote.
First of all, let's get one thing totally clear...SCHIP is a SHAM.
It's truly a shame. Not only are the Democrats back to their old tricks of trying to hand out government services to every illegal alien they can find. But they're doing it:
SCHIP is not about insuring children and poor people. It's a farce - the Democrats are USING CHILDREN and POOR PEOPLE to gain support for a bill they know would otherwise be overwhelmingly opposed (Remember the Amnesty bill - HELLO?). SCHIP is really a step towards socialized medicine, and an attempt to give free health care to illegal aliens. Call your Senators and Congressmen - or you'll be paying for this free illegal alien healthcare before you know it. And when you get old, you yourself will find yourself with no Medicare. Since we can't afford to give healthcare to everybody, the Democrats have decided that illegal aliens are more deserving of free healthcare than hard-working American senior citizens who have spent their entire lives paying into a corrupt, sham system that promised them something in return.
Below is another email I received from Congressman John Shadegg. This really is a sad day for America.
What a country! Before the Senate gets around to voting on this, everybody and their brother needs to call, fax, and write their Senators to let them know that the State Children's Health Insurance Program, aka 'SCHIP' is a bunch of
SH CRAP! Below is a copy of an email I received from Arizona's Republican Congressman John Shadegg. In my humble opinion, Shadegg is one of the good guys - he stands up for conservative values even when it's unpopular with his peers. In fact, to those Arizona Republicans looking for a true conservative to support financially (you know all you people who used to donate money to Senator Kyl and Senator McCain!), I strongly recommend donating money to Congressman Shadegg. From what I've seen, he actually represents his constituents as he was elected to do. He opposed the Amnesty bill while AZ Representative Jeff Flake and Senators Jon Kyl & John McCain caved to the President's shamnesty bill. Shadegg remained firmly opposed even when Bush and his Washington heavies tried to strongarm amnesty opponents - they even went as far as to label opponents as 'racists'. Anyway, before I get side-tracked further, here's Congressman Shadegg's email:
I just received this
excuse letter from Senator Jon Kyl. Read it carefully...it seems he gets what Americans want, yet voted for the opposite. My message to Senator Kyl and every Senator that voted for cloture today: You're right about one thing. This amnesty bill was definitely a compromise...a compromise of our national security, not to mention our core values. UNACCEPTABLE.
The Senate voted this morning against invoking cloture on the immigration reform bill, taking the issue off of the Senate’s calendar for the time being. While there is still a chance that a reform bill could be resurrected, the legislative schedule for the remainder of the year is such that significant immigration reform is unlikely to be considered again in the near future.
The result of the cloture vote demonstrates just how difficult it is to achieve the consensus necessary to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. The bill before the Senate had something for everyone to love, and hate. For conservatives, the bill included unprecedented additional resources to help secure the border (including the dollars upfront to pay for them), an end to chain migration, an effective employee verification system to prevent illegal immigrants from gaining employment, and a temporary worker program that is truly temporary. For liberals, it offered a way to deal with illegal immigrants who are already here, though the automatic pathway to citizenship they wanted was eliminated.
To get something done, both sides had to make concessions. Considering that Republicans are in the minority, I believe we won far more than we gave up. I’ve linked to an editorial from the Washington Post that illustrates how the liberal media and Democrat politicians scorn the bill’s strong enforcement bent and the common-sense amendments some of us offered. Nevertheless, Senators from both the right and the left ends of each party united to block the bill’s further consideration. It was a case of letting the pursuit of the perfect become the enemy of the good.
Many people have rightfully criticized the federal government for failing in the past to enforce the law and deal effectively with the problem of illegal immigration. I agree with them. And they understandably look skeptically on our current efforts to strengthen the law, even while they demand that Congress act. But we will never be able to solve the problem by saying “no” to new legislation because of past failures. And we cannot simply say “enforce the law.” As I’ve said before, much of the current law is unenforceable. The Senate’s vote today regrettably means the status quo will continue, with thousands of illegal immigrants continuing to pour across our borders every day and millions who are already here continuing to receive silent amnesty.
Senators have been listening to their constituents around the country – the number of calls, letters, faxes, and emails has been unprecedented, even jamming phone lines into the Senate earlier today. I, for one, have tried to turn constructive suggestions into meaningful amendments to enhance the enforcement provisions of the bill. Though the current legislation has been defeated, I’ll keep fighting for additional resources in upcoming appropriations bills for more Border Patrol agents, the construction of border fencing and other barriers, and improved technology along the border. I will urge the Bush administration to enforce those parts of the law that are enforceable in order to demonstrate to a skeptical public that our government is indeed committed to enforcing the law. I also intend to introduce legislation that will focus on enforcing immigration laws at the workplace and securing the border. Clearly, the American people want more enforcement before doing anything else.
I’ll continue to listen, and I invite your comments, suggestions, and criticisms. Thank you.
So, he realizes the American people want enforcement first, AND he understands we want enforcement first because we don't trust the government to do any enforcement otherwise (like in the past)...yet he voted against what he knows his constituents want. He says much of the current law is unenforceable. So we do NO ENFORCEMENT? Hey Senator Kyl, guess what? Many parts of the current law ARE enforceable - so let's start enforcing. And how about that fence that was already approved - where is it? SHOW ME THE FENCE! Senator Kyl says, "we can't simply say 'enforce the law'." Why not Senator? Aren't laws intended to be enforced? I'm so sick of hearing "we can't" and "it's the best we can do". Then move aside and make room for someone who CAN and WILL get the job done.
Senator Kyl says, "It was a case of letting the pursuit of the perfect become the enemy of the good." Is he smoking crack? They weren't pursuing anything close to perfection and passage of this bill, not defeat, would have been the "enemy of the good".
This Senator aknowledges "the number of calls, letters, faxes, and emails has been unprecedented, even jamming phone lines into the Senate...", yet he refused to listen to the messages being sent by his constituents. Either he's deaf, hard-headed or just plain doesn't care what his constituents want.
Senator Kyl says, "we will never be able to solve the problem by saying “no” to new legislation because of past failures." Well we'll never solve any probelms by REPEATING past failures either. Are our elected officials really too stupid to learn from past mistakes?
The Washington Post editorial referenced is such B.S. that I excluded the link. This Senator is just truly clueless. Apparently, Washington will do that to you after awhile. Perhaps it's time to re-examine term limits?
The best news I've received all week: The traitors were defeated! However, I must also say that I'm especially ashamed today, since both of my Arizona Senators betrayed their constituents by voting for amnesty. But no worries, we'll be sure to remind them of their betrayal when they're up for re-relection. I predict both Senator McCain and Senator Kyl are serving their LAST term as an Arizona Senator.
Here's a list of all 18 Senators who changed their amnesty vote from 'YES' to 'NO', along with a list of all 53 Senators who voted 'NO' on amnesty today. I guess all those faxes, emails and phone calls I made weren't a waste of time afterall! Kudos to EVERY AMERICAN who voiced their opinion and defeated this bill.
Pedro and Carlos are panhandling in Los Angeles. Pedro drives a Lexus SUV, lives in a mortgage-free house and has a lot of money to spend. Carlos only brings in 2 to 3 dollars a day.
Carlos asks Pedro how he can bring home a suitcase full of $10.00 bills every day.
Pedro says, "Look at your sign. It reads: "I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support. Look at *my* sign."
Carlos looks at Pedro's sign. It reads: "I only need another $10.00 to move back to Mexico for good."
The past few weeks has been an enormous wake up call to Americans everywhere. As a result of the
immigration amnesty battle in Washington, Americans now realize that politicians cannot be trusted...PERIOD. If we take our eyes off them even for a second, the Kennedy crowd starts looking for ways to screw hard-working Americans. And even more disturbing, our so-called "Conservative" Senators jumped right on the immigration bandwagon along with the Dumbocrats.
Here's a link to the names, addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers of several US Senators. These Senators NEED to hear from you - tell them what you think about their 'Shamnesty' bill.
Below is the letter I faxed to most of them (I also faxed a second page containing only a huge "A" for Amnesty!) I feel so much better now...you should try it!
Dear Senator [insert your traitor Senator's name here],
If you support the current immigration bill:
1. You are voting for Amnesty. Spin it anyway you wish, but the American people are not stupid and Americans, more than two-thirds of whom oppose amnesty, will remember you as part of the A-gang. (“A” is for Amnesty)
2. While even legalized ‘illegals’ will NOT be eligible to vote for many years, angry Americans WILL BE VOTING AGAINST Amnesty supporters in huge numbers. All those Americans who called, emailed and faxed your office will be voicing their discontent in the form of a vote for many elections to come.
3. Ask Senator Kennedy how many FAILED AMNESTY bills he’s helped author to date. With his track record on amnesty, he shouldn’t even be allowed in the room while an immigration bill is being written.
4. Also please ask Senator Kennedy how much our taxes will have to go up to pay for this and how much social security and medicare benefits will have to decrease. Certainly a responsible politician would NOT propose a bill that will cost Americans TRILLIONS of dollars without first knowing where the money’s coming from. But wait, nobody thought of that...of course, why worry about how much of OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY YOU’RE SPENDING? Americans struggling to make ends meet can’t go shopping without making sure we have money in the bank first. Yet Congress wants to import tens of millions of welfare recipients without giving any thought to how they will pay for it because it’s NOT THEIR MONEY.
5. WHERE’S THE FENCE that was already approved? There isn’t one yet - that’s exactly why Americans do NOT believe you will secure the border even with amnesty. We are tired of being LIED TO...PROVE YOU CAN & WILL SECURE THE BORDER, and maybe Americans will be willing to swallow the amnesty pill. But NOT until AFTER the border is PROVEN to be secured because we’ve been tricked into amnesty before.
6. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the very few who supports amnesty and doesn’t get voted out of office next time you’re up for re-election, have you thought about what you’ll tell your constituents NEXT time the government considers amnesty for the millions of illegals who are encouraged by the passage of this Amnesty bill to illegally cross our still unsecured border in the future?
7. Time will prove this amnesty bill to be a lie. Time will prove that the government still has no intention of securing the border. All who support this bill will be considered liars and traitors by their constituents...actually, I think sell-out is the most common term I’ve heard used. Perhaps you too will feel betrayed by your colleagues who convinced you that the border REALLY will be secured this time if you just give amnesty first. Yet still, you’ll be looking for a new job.
But you still have a chance to do the right thing... Don’t be naive - OPPOSE AMNESTY or look for a new job. SECURE OUR BORDERS NOW, then we’ll talk about amnesty.