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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

The Dream Is Coming  
(Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / June 7, 2011)

SCOTUS finally gets one right with it's decision on Monday to allow California to continue offering reduced, in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.The decision affects less than 1% of total enrollment or about 41,000 students.

The LA City Council voted on Tuesday to back state legislation that would give Los Angeles the option of not participating in the Orwellian named "Secure Communities" program. This highly criticized program requires police to submit fingerprints of those arrested to federal immigration officials in order to look for past violent convictions. Councilman Bernard Parks introduced the motion to support the state legislation saying that the program has gone far astray from its' original intent. Nearly 70% of those who have been deported under "Secure Communities" have had no prior convictions or have only been accused of minor offenses.

California Redistricting may actually do what it says it will do; work to drive lawmakers more to the moderate center and do something really crazy like unjam the state budget.

I hope you're sitting down. The highest concentration of manufacturing in the nation is still right here in L.A. County. In the City of Vernon, perhaps?

Sarah Watch 2011 Update-What was the immediate fall-out from Sarah Palin's recent moronic revisionist telling of Paul Revere's historic ride? Oh, just this.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only buttheads that don't pay taxes or have kids ready to go to college would think that it is OK for a state to offer in-state tuition to illegals.

What about the word "ILLEGAL" do you not get????

They don't live here LEGALLY, so why do they get the benefit of this?

Our state of California is upside down $4B a year; funny, that is exactly the cost of ILLEGAL ALIENS tuition, schooling, health, welfare and prisons, etc.

This society is screwed until we fix this expense that we cannot afford.

June 08, 2011 6:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes! LAPD Commission turns off the cameras!
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/06/07/lapd-commission-puts-brakes-on-red-light-cameras-in-la/

June 08, 2011 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think that Palin gets all that media attention because it's like waiting for your 4-year-old to say something cute.

I was able to hear the "gotcha" (as she called it)question that resulted in her ignorant and rambling answer about Paul Revere's ride. Following her walking tour of some of Boston's sites, including Revere's home, some mean media person simply asked her what she had done that day what she took away from it.

And then like a kid in school who was asked for a verbal answer in class, she stuttered and rambled her way through an answer that distorted the reason for Revere's ride. The answer wouldn't even have qualified her to be on "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader."

June 08, 2011 8:02 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

6:47... what makes them illegal? A document?
Our constitution, the federal one created by the country's founders, gave rights to all people here, with an asterisks for slaves. But everyone had rights once they came here. Which is what the supreme court has ruled.

These individuals work hard and pay taxes. They pay sales tax. If they don't pay income taxes, it doesn't matter because it would be refunded to them at the end of the year.
Some of them could afford homes, but they can't buy them, so we miss out on their property tax.

HOWEVER, those arrested for felonies should be fingerprinted and sent to ICE and the FBI. IF they are here illegaly they should be deported so we don't have to pay for their imprisonment. If they are violent criminals from another country we don't want them here!

Joe, if this is Orwellian, what is the light bulb laws?

June 08, 2011 9:45 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The "Secure Communities" program requires that the fingerprints be sent no matter what the charge is. This is what opens the door to abuse. I don't think anyone would complain about this program if it was only used for felony arrests.

June 08, 2011 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Joe B.,

Why are you so silent on the BOONDOGGLE ABOUT WEINER'S PENIS?

Is this where you normally insert a homophobic comment?

Oh man, just when the Dems think they could recapture the House, THIS happens! And when Harry Reid won't back you up, you know you're toast.

The Dems & Libs are crappin' in their panties! And I don't see Debbie Wasserman Schultz getting you out of it!

June 08, 2011 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't worry everyone.

Even if they get educated on our dime, they won't be able to GET A JOB!

That's the ultimate in stupidity. Spend your days in our colleges only to be able to not get into the white collar workplace.

Real smart there, illegals.

June 08, 2011 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:11

You sound very educated - ha, ha.

Racism = ignorance

June 08, 2011 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does an American Citizen who lives in New York have the right to instate tuition rates in California?

June 08, 2011 3:31 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

3:31, I believe that if that New York resident attended high school in California, then the answer is yes.

June 08, 2011 4:00 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

12:10, All I have to say about the Weiner thing was said best by five-thirty-eight,

"Weiner's story is more proof that everything goes off the rails once you allow Straight Marriage"

June 08, 2011 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude, the Dream Act is dead.

Don't delude yourself, like you always do.

It's odd how you seem to post things based solely on your desires rather than on reality. It's as if you feel that my repeating it, facts will somehow change.

June 08, 2011 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Winston Galt said:

"The "Secure Communities" program requires that the fingerprints be sent no matter what the charge is. This is what opens the door to abuse."

As if rewarding illegal immigration doesn't? You're suggesting that we not submit fingerprints for fear of "opening the door" to abuse while discussing turning a blind eye to (or actually sanctioning) illegal immigration. And you don't see the hypocrisy and stupidity of that?

Don't give me baloney about "not punishing the child for what the parent has done" either. I doubt that you would suggest that Bernie Madoff's children should keep all of the goods purchased by Madoff's ill gotten gains. After all, it wasn't their fault that their father embezzled that money.

And if hispanic illegal immigrants are so racist as to believe that they deserve special treatment vs any other ethnic group then they have no business being here anyway.

You don't need to redistrict to solve California's budget problems. You just need to quit spending money on illegal immigrants, their children, drug addicts, welfare queens, union guaranteed benefits and various other left wing garbage programs.

June 09, 2011 10:26 PM  

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