Immigration and the pigs

Posted April 27th, 2009 by Jim Ettwein

pighatIn the old days, when we were in control of our own country and our own borders, we gave all immigrants a physical examination to insure that nefarious diseases weren’t coming in with them to infect us.

Now in the summer of our discontent, anyone and everyone is let in bringing whatever they want with them. We are now seeing the results of such a laissez-faire attitude toward the safety of our own citizens. The buffoon (when will she be fired???) in charge of DHS says… “Right now we don’t think the facts warrant more active testing or screening of passengers coming in from Mexico,” And this is for passengers coming from Mexico… she doesn’t even mention illegal entrants who cross the border at will. This is exactly the sort of non-protection we can expect from the Nobama administration. Style over substance. Words over action. Incompetence over results.

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2 Responses to “Immigration and the pigs”

  1. Iron Mike

    Or as Janet Napolitano is muttering under her breath: “When will those damned Republicans stop obsessing over the damned border? We’re trying to eliminate borders, – not secure them!”

  2. .jhfvlhg

    Seems to me like Representative Gary L. Ackerman (D-NY) has some explaining to do.

    Records – reported on http://www.r8ny.com, a New York City political Web site – show Ackerman (D-Jamaica Estates) accepted a “personal loan” last year for as much as $100,000 from Selig Zises, a large investor in a California-based company that Ackerman called Xenonics Options. However, Ackerman, who denies any improprieties, said the alleged loan was actually a sale of stock that he accidentally misreported.

    “I no longer have it,” Ackerman said yesterday. “I sold it off a couple weeks back.”

    On March 9, 2002, Ackerman, a senior member on the International Relations Committee, purchased between $1,001 to $15,000 of stock in Xenonics, which is today valued at between $100,000 and $250,000, according to financial records.

    The 12th-term lawmaker said he decided to invest in Xenonics – a name he said he doesn’t even know how to pronounce – after a suggestion from Zises, whom he described as a friend.

    The U.S. Army awarded the company a $2.98 million contract a year later to manufacture night-vision equipment. Ackerman said he played no role in steering federal dollars to Xenonics.

    Within two years of his initial investment, Ackerman’s stake in Xenonics Options had ballooned to as much as $1 million.

    Why Xenonics? The answer can probably be found in Ackerman’s close ties to the Zises family, one of New York’s uber-Likudniks. Since 1990, the Zises family Bernard, Seymour, Selig & Jay, contributed at least $30,000 of Unifund CCR Partner proceeds (a vicious collection agency that will sue 160,000 Americans for Credit Card Default this year) to Ackerman’s campaign coffers.

    How close are Ackerman and the Zises? Close enough apparently for Ackerman to have made a statement on the House floor last year in celebration of patriarch Bernard Zises’s 90th birthday, and another upon the death of the Zises family matriarch, Ruth Zises . That’s right: a statement on the House floor.

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