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Thank Maricopa County Supervisors for Approving Sheriff Arpaio’s Immigration-Enforcement Funding

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

 

 
Thank Maricopa County Supervisors for Approving Sheriff Arpaio’s Immigration-Enforcement Funding

This is a special message for NumbersUSA members in Maricopa County, Arizona and surrounding areas.

On May 20, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to accept $1.6 million from the state to help pay for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s illegal-immigration enforcement efforts. Last year, former Gov. Janet Napolitano stripped Sheriff Arpaio of these funds and redirected them to a fugitive task force. The state legislature gave the money back to Arpaio in a budget package earlier this year. The money will pay for 15 new positions: one lieutenant, two sergeants, and 12 deputies and supporting supplies.

Please email the following Supervisors to thank them for voting to accept the state funding:

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Fulton Brock – fbrock@mail.maricopa.gov
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Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox voted against accepting funding so please convey your disapproval via email – mrwilcox@mail.maricopa.gov
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Supervisor Don Stapley was absent for the vote. Separate drafting points are included below.
Email Drafting Points for Kunasek, Wilson and Brock
·         Thank you for voting to accept $1.6 million from the state legislature for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s illegal immigration enforcement efforts. Your common-sense approach to illegal immigration shows a great concern for the welfare of your constituents. Sheriff Arpaio is working hard to expedite the removal of illegal aliens who pose a threat to our communities and a burden on tax payers. The federal government has shown that it cannot enforce our immigration laws alone. I’m proud to live in a county that is willing to do its fair share of the work.
·         As you know, immigration is not just a federal issue. When the federal government fails to enforce the laws, states and towns face the consequences. States have an inherent authority to protect the public welfare and the courts have ruled that state and local police can enforce any federal law unless it has been specifically forbidden by Congress. It is impossible to conceive of a way to tackle our illegal immigration problem without using state and local police as a force multiplier. Counties across the country should take a page out of your book.
·         Sheriff Arpaio’s efforts accomplish two very important things. They send a message to illegal aliens that there are consequences for violating our laws and encourages them to self-deport, which, in turn will benefit our communities by making jobs available for unemployed legal residents and saving the taxpayers’ money. Your support for Sheriff Arpaio stands in stark contrast to the failed “sanctuary” policies that some local governments practice in Arizona. I am glad you understand that one cannot discourage law-breaking by protecting and/or rewarding the violators.
·         It took over 20 years to create today’s illegal immigration crisis, and it may take another ten to substantially reduce our current illegal population; however, your voting to accept funds for Sheriff Arpaio’s efforts was an important step. It will help reduce crime and relieve hard-working, tax-paying citizens of the burden illegal immigration creates in our communities. Thank you for sending a message to the state and the rest of the country that you will not allow Maricopa County to be a safe-haven for illegal aliens.
Email Drafting Points for Wilcox
·         I am extremely disappointed in your vote against accepting state funds for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s illegal-immigration enforcement efforts. Your approach to illegal immigration shows a total disregard for the welfare of your constituents. Sheriff Arpaio is working hard to expedite the removal of illegal aliens who pose a threat to our communities and a burden on tax payers, but it is clear that you do not want him to enforce immigration laws. I will remember your actions the next time you run for office.
·         Immigration enforcement is not just a federal issue. When the federal government fails to enforce the laws, states and towns face the consequences. States have an inherent authority to protect the public welfare and the courts have ruled that state and local police can enforce any federal law unless it has been specifically forbidden by Congress. Sheriff Arpaio is tackling our illegal immigration problem and helping to diminish the unrestrained violence associated with human and drug smuggling. You have become part of the problem, not part of the solution.
·         Your actions to undermine Sheriff Arpaio demonstrate that you have sold out to open-borders groups and big business. What could you possibly be thinking? I cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing the news of yet another illegal-alien related kidnapping or murder. The innocent and guilty alike are being killed while you fret about Sheriff Arpaio not being sensitive to the feelings of illegal aliens. It’s time that you to concern yourself with those who voted you into office, not those who make a mockery of the rule of law.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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KTAR 92.3 FM Mac & Gaydos Child Porn Experts?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

  

Are Mac & Gaydos child porn experts?

 

The reason I ask is because during the Mac & Gaydos Show yesterday afternoon I heard another horrific public utterance on KTAR 92.3 FM.  It really bothers me there is so much dumb programming on KTAR.

 

While Ankarlo’s utterance urging possibly homicidal individuals to commit suicide may have had a remote modicum of socially redeeming value, Mac & Gaydos’ utterances yesterday utterly astounded me with their sheer stupidity.

 

The management of KTAR needs to start paying close attention to exactly what is going out over the air.  

 

I thought it kind of stupid a while back when Gaydos readily admitted he voted for Barack Obama.  But yesterday, Mac & Gaydos may have convicted themselves publicly during their broadcast of possible possession of child pornography!

 

Let me explain about yesterday’s show:

 

Both Mac & Gaydos agreed and emphasized a picture of a 16-year-old female published in her Florida high school yearbook was “definitely child pornography.”

 

And both Mac & Gaydos concurred neither felt any sympathy for this young girl who had neglected to dress appropriately.

 

Now, before any of you (my readers) decide to Google and search for that photograph of this adolescent female, DON’T!

 

Don’t do it because if what Mac & Gaydos said is accurate, then any person who has a picture of that under aged female’s private parts on his or her computer might be guilty of possessing “child pornography” under Federal law!

 

To the best of my knowledge it doesn’t matter what one’s intent is. All that matters is possession.  Moreover, each photograph is one count.  Each count gets one 10 years in prison.  That’s 10 years of Federal time, hard time with no relief.

 

If Mac & Gaydos Goggled the Internet at work on KTAR’s computers, then the computers at KTAR may contain “child porn!”

 

Folks, the laws have gotten very technical and extremely punitive. Even for the purposes of making a news report, if one accesses such a photograph, then one may be guilty of federal child porn laws.

 

Even Joe Crummy last evening publically added to the humiliation of another minor.  A 17 year old girl in Arizona had her photo published in her Tonopah high school year book with a cruel label.

 

KTAR really needs to monitor their programming.  I just can’t believe how dumb some of the talk show hosts seem to be at KTAR. 

 

Did you hear Mac & Gaydos became self proclaimed child pornography experts yesterday?

 

Post Script

 

During lunch I explained to my waitress my reservations about posting this.  While most of the spam comments I get are from on line sales of pharmaceuticals, of drugs, I really do not want the tag “child pornography” on my blog.

 

My blog already has 1581 spam comments and only 160 real comments about half of which are my responses to comments.  I am not looking forward to more spam from porn sites and pornographers.

 

But, as the waitress said, I am right. 

 

As an adult male the last thing I would utter publically is that I looked at anything that resembled in anyway child pornography!

 

As adults we need to avoid adding to the burdens of any one who is under age, of any minor considering the added strain young people are already under in our current culture.

 

Again, just because Mac & Gaydos apparently accessed such photographs, don’t you do it because it would be a crime!  Let the fools go on thinking they are free to view such photos with impunity.  Maybe the FBI ought to give KTAR a call.