Larwyn’s Linx: Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?

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Nation

Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?: Mickey Kaus
Eric Cantor is up to no good, again: PJM
Barack Obama cooking the Census books over #Obamacare: Moe Lane

8 Infuriating Facts To Remember On Tax Day: Federalist
The Slow Death of Free Speech: Mark Steyn
H.R. 4380: Game changing gun legislation?: CommDig

Holder’s Race Card: Jonah Goldberg
Why Cliven Bundy Is Not Wrong- From A Fellow Rancher: Liberty & Lead
Equality in Discipline: Walter Williams

Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With The Bundy Standoff: Old Thinker
Operation Outreach: Christian Mercenary
Armed guards surround Bundy, supporters fear imminent threat: 8 News Now

Economy

Illegal Aliens Given $ Billions of Our Money by IRS: MB
You just paid your taxes, America, and this is what you bought: Watchdog
Raid and shoot: This ain’t your grandpa’s PD: Watchdog

Scandal Central

Helluva Job, Eric: Fast And Furious Guns Flowed Back Into U.S.: Bob Owens
Obama’s HHS Nominee Proved Loyalty to Clinton by Digging Through Dead Man’s Trash: WFB
Lois Lerner sits in her lavish $ 2.4MM house as she awaits possible contempt charge: DC

Guy Nails Harry Reid on Bundy With Google Cache of Scrubbed BLM Website: iOTW
Good Morning to New York’s 1 Million New Illegal Gun Owners: AmmoLand
It Ain’t Over Till the Little Banty Rooster Stops Crowing: MOTUS

Climate & Energy

UN Cranks Up Hysteria on Faltering Global Warming Hoax, Demands We Change Our Lives: MB
Earth Daze: John Stossel
EPA Admits It Makes Up Rules for No Reason: Outcast

Media

Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Racially Polarizing Politics, Despite MSM Efforts To Lull Whites: VDARE
NBC: Police Firefights In Boston Bomber Hunt Show Cops Were Over-Gunned, Undertrained: Bob Owens
Resistance!: Western Rifle Shooters

Harry Reid Wants Civil War: ‘It’s Not Over! – Americans Agree: Susan Duclos
Butt-hurt Obama Wanted Dr. Ben Carson to Apologize… But the Good Doctor Refused: ConTrib
Die Hards – Day By Day: Chris Muir

Shaun Kenney and Bearing Drift Drop Anchor in Eric Cantor’s Treasure Chest: VA Right
‘Damned lunatic’: Brainless Joe Biden tells survivors that Boston bombing ‘was worth it’: Twitchy
Mitt Romney’s Son Mocks Harry Reid With Pic of His Dad Paying His Taxes: WZ

World

UC Irvine Should Rescind Its Invitation to Commencement Speaker (and War Criminal) Obama: WFB
“Oligarchy, not democracy: Americans have ‘near-zero’ input on policy – report”: PW
If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?: The Week

CAIR: Sharia Law Is Compatible With Democracy: WZ
Book: Arab Winter Arrives in America: VDARE
Well, Of Course They Want More Land…: WRSA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

MIT Whizzes Invent Magical Furniture That Changes Shape on Demand: Wired
This is Amazon’s smartphone: BGR
Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence: I, Cringely

Cornucopia

Seasonal gym-goers, here’s what not to be: Paul Daugherty
April 15th, Taxes Galore: Do You Like This Solution?: AWD
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia: BBC

Image: Chinese Acrobatic Ballet
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Video: Does John Boehner Suffer from “Electile Dysfunction”?

QOTD: “I’m opposed to the notion of official ideology — not just fascism, Communism and Baathism, but the fluffier ones, too, like ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘climate change’ and ‘marriage equality’. Because the more topics you rule out of discussion — immigration, Islam, ‘gender fluidity’ — the more you delegitimise the political system… where we’re headed: a world where real, primal, universal rights — like freedom of expression — come a distant second to the new tribalism of identity-group rights.

Oh, don’t worry. There’ll still be plenty of ‘offending, insulting or humiliating’ in such a world, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the Mozilla CEO and Zionists and climate deniers and feminist ‘cis-women’ not quite au courant with transphobia can all tell you. And then comes the final, eerie silence. Young Erin Ching at Swarthmore College has grasped the essential idea: it is not merely that, as the Big Climate enforcers say, ‘the science is settled’, but so is everything else, from abortion to gay marriage. So what’s to talk about? Universities are no longer institutions of inquiry but ‘safe spaces’ where delicate flowers of diversity of race, sex, orientation, ‘gender fluidity’ and everything else except diversity of thought have to be protected from exposure to any unsafe ideas.

As it happens, the biggest ‘safe space’ on the planet is the Muslim world. For a millennium, Islamic scholars have insisted, as firmly as a climate scientist or an American sophomore, that there’s nothing to debate. And what happened? As the United Nations Human Development Programme’s famous 2002 report blandly noted, more books are translated in Spain in a single year than have been translated into Arabic in the last 1,000 years. Free speech and a dynamic, innovative society are intimately connected: a culture that can’t bear a dissenting word on race or religion or gender fluidity or carbon offsets is a society that will cease to innovate, and then stagnate, and then decline, very fast.” –Mark Steyn

Doug Ross @ Journal

NO NEED TO PASS AMNESTY, NITWITS: Obama signed unlawful Executive Orders nullifying immigration law

Of course, none of this outrageous behavior will stop the unions and corporatists who are bound and determined to destroy the United States of America. Breitbart‘s Matthew Boyle reports:

Fully 98 percent of individuals deported from the United States in 2013 were either criminals, apprehended while illegally crossing the border, or had been previously deported, according to a new analysis from Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)… “The evidence reveals that the Administration has carried out a dramatic nullification of federal law,” Sessions said…

Obama’s well-known executive action granted virtual amnesty to so-called DREAMers – individuals who claim to have entered the country as minors under their parents’ guidance… Two are lesser known executive actions include an Aug. 23, 2013, DHS directive “expanding that [summer 2012 executive DREAM Act] amnesty to illegal immigrant relatives of DREAM Act beneficiaries” and a Dec. 21, 2012, DHS directive “reinforcing that almost all immigration offenses were unenforceable absent a separate criminal conviction.”

…Only 0.2 percent of an estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. who were actually placed into removal proceedings in 2013 in 2013 did not have a violent or otherwise serious criminal conviction on their record. Only .08 percent of the total number of illegal aliens placed into removal proceedings were neither repeat or serial immigration law violators nor convicted of a serious crime. Even with that .08 percent of removals who were not caught crossing the border or being a serial immigration law violator or being convicted of serious crimes, Sessions’ staff notes that ICE officers who communicate with his office say that there is likely some other serious security risk for allowing them to stay in the country that is cause for their removal.

The findings stand in stark contrast to liberal calls on Obama to reduce deportations. Top Hispanic Democrats recently met with Obama at the White House recently about the issue, prompting an announcement about a review at the Department of Homeland Security about how to deport illegal aliens in a more “humane” fashion.

The report was enough to prompt a chorus of outrage from Sessions’ like-minded colleagues in the House, who slammed the Obama administration for enacting amnesty by fiat.

This is another clear warning to anyone who thinks immigration reform is possible under President Obama,” said Rep. John Fleming (R-LA). “He has repeatedly shown a willingness to enforce the law selectively, while looking the other way when it doesn’t fit his agenda.”

As Sen. Sessions observes, “The Administration’s actions are breathtaking and without precedent. American citizens have both a legal and moral right to the protection our immigration laws afford; those rights have been systematically ignored, resulting in a massive loss of income and wages for the most vulnerable Americans. The Administration has abandoned its duty to faithfully execute the law and protect U.S. sovereignty, resulting not only in a collapse of immigration enforcement but a grave jeopardy to the American system of law and justice itself.”

This is truly criminal behavior on the part of this president, his party, and this administration. Remember in November.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Amnesty for All, Jobs for None

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Nation

Amnesty for All, Jobs for None: Sultan Knish
Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics: Zombie
Gov. Jerry Brown to Californians: Your safety means nothing to me: ProWis

Mark Levin responds to Mitch McConnell: You can’t deter us, fool!: Scoop
Jonathan Turley: Obama is Not a Dictator, But…: Ace
Anti-Gun Activists Wish Death on Children Over New Gun Law: Tony Katz

Ukraine: Proxy War Between Paul and Cruz: Ace
The Left vs. Minorities: Thomas Sowell
Who Hates Minority Children?: RWN

Colorado Senate Seat Becomes Potential Pickup for GOP: Bill Straub
Gun Owners Prepare to Seize Senate from Harry Reid: GOA
CT Launches Probe Over “Threats” Made by Off-Duty Officer: Bob Owens

Economy

Union thugs in Vancouver make implicit threats to harm managers’ children: RS
How to Balance the Budget in Three, or Ten, Years: FW
Make Work Pay More: RWN

Scandal Central

Reaction Inside DOJ to Debo Adegbile Defeat: ‘Sacred Mission’ Continues: J. Christian Adams
Change Agents: The Curious Case of the “Responsible” NSA Revelations: Chris Floyd
Former Think Progress Blogger: CAP Slammed Me for Criticizing Obama’s Afghan Surge: Ace

Media

Quote of the week: Steyn ups the ante on the Mann lawsuit: WUWT
Judge Jeanine answers the question: Did Obama lie to get into the White House?: Scoop
‘Best tweet ever’: Iowahawk slams Obama with revealing comparison: Twitchy

Report: Star Benghazi Reporter Attkisson Exits CBS Due to ‘Liberal Bias’: Breitbart
Star Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Quits CBS: Democrat Scandals Not Welcome: Erik Wemple
Adam Lanza was ‘evil’ and would have killed me ‘in a heartbeat,’ says his dad: NYDN

The Twenty Best Quotes of CPAC 2014: John Hawkins
Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”, dhimmitude ensues: Creeping
Matthews SMEARS Sarah Palin, says she called for nuclear war with Russia: Scoop

World

What we know and what we don’t about the mysterious Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappearance: Aviationist
Chilling Reality: The Islamization of the U.S. Military: Pete Parker
Passenger With Fake Passport Was Iranian: WSJ

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Is Facebook censoring conservative content?: Allen West
Military Google Glass Will Help Soldiers See Over Mountains: Mashable
FireEye $ 460 million offering will fuel more hiring and M&A: John E. Dunn

Cornucopia

Who Is @LenaDunham’s Uncle and Why Does He Keep Making Her Get Naked?: R.S. McCain
Technology saving lives: Toddler makes FaceTime call to save mother: John R. Lott
We’re Back! Doing in D.C. What We Would Be Doing In FL., Only Colder.: MOTUS

Image: Passenger With Fake Passport Was Iranian
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Crush This, Mitch McConnell!

QOTD: “Amnesty is a cheap date for Democrats and Republicans. For Democrats, it puts a lot of cheap votes on the table. The Democrats have been using immigrants as cheap votes before the invention of the telephone. And the Republicans justify their betrayal by convincing themselves that they can begin scoring 39 percent of the Hispanic vote in all their elections again without considering what 11 percent of 11 million will do to their margins in even the reddest red states.

Paul Ryan, who can do the math for everything else, loses his calculator when it comes to counting the impact of a population that is already a disproportionate drain on social services and enthusiastically supports big government spending…

…After a decade, illegal alien amnesty that leads to citizenship and family reunification will kill the ability of the Republican Party to win national elections. But it will also kill the ability of black men under thirty to find a job. Black unemployment is already staggeringly high and throwing in millions of new low-skilled workers will make urban centers more blighted and dangerous than they are now.” –Daniel Greenfield

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: The Time To Stop John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan Is Now

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Nation

The Time To Stop John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan Is Now: John Hawkins
GOP Amnesty Plan Ignores Will of Republican Voters: JW
Sessions: Amnesty Is an Extraordinary Act of Self-Sabotage: Sara Noble

Mark Levin on how to destroy America: Scoop
Progressives Without Progress: Daniel Greenfield
The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows: Erick Erickson

Obama’s SOTU: 18 Lies and Distortions That Should Concern Us: Sara Noble
GOP Establishment’s War on Senator Ted Cruz Continues: Dan Riehl
Paul Ryan talks about how he’s selling out on amnesty: Minority Report

Support for Obamacare suddenly plummets among the uninsured: ConIntel
Beck Slames Obama “MyRA” Plan: Biggest Heist in History: Blaze
Dear America, I Saw You Naked: Jason Edward Harrington

Economy

School Choice and Common Core: Mortal Enemies: Michelle Malkin
Cruz: GOP immigration plan is ‘amnesty’: Mario Trujillo
Employees Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare: WS

Scandal Central

Alan Dershowitz Rises to the Defense of Dinesh D’Souza: Paul A. Rahe
Trey Gowdy To Eric Holder: ‘Appoint A Special Counsel To Investigate IRS Case’: Nice Deb
TSA Harasses Police Chief: Oath Keepers

Climate & Energy

Yet Another Anti-Fracking Study Bumps Into Reality: Stephen Kruiser
EPA Head to Scientists: ‘Speak the Truth’ on Climate Change to Meet Obama’s ‘Needs’: CNS
Mayor Mao Bloomberg To Become Grand Wizard Of The Climate Cult Or Something: Stephen Kruiser

Media

Bushies Like Peter Wehner and Rove Fight Against American Greatness: Jen Kuznicki
Book profile: A Conspiracy Against Obamacare – The book based on the blog: Ronald Collins
Malkin ‘Brought MSNBC to its Knees’ Over Biracial Slam: Jeremy Boreing

Amy Glass: The Epitome of Decadent: A.P. Dillon
Explained: The Media’s Light Touch Toward Barack Obama: Erick Erickson
Poll: NBC, MSNBC Sink to Bottom of Public Trust: John Nolte

“I Stand By Everything I Wrote”: Mark Steyn
Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin End ‘Foolish’ Feud, Prepared to ‘Move Together’: Noah Rothman
Krauthammer: If Obama Was A Republican, He’d Be Impeached: Glob

World

The Iranian Threat & Obama’s Deception: FPM
State Department Adviser on Extremism Urges US to “Befriend” Al Qaeda: Daniel Greenfield
Putin: Who’s Godless Now?: Marc Bennetts, Times

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News

What does national security have to do with the Lenovo-Motorola deal?: Marc Perton
Ex-network engineer faces prison after admitting he sabotaged employer’s system: IDG
NASA is planning to make water and oxygen on the Moon and Mars by 2020: ExtremeTech

Cornucopia

One-sentence smackdowns for liberal propaganda: Looking Spoon
Cafeteria Nazis Take Lunches from Kids – Toss it in the Trash: FreePost
Who Exactly is Barack Obama?: Kengor/Levin

Image: Freak Southern Snowstorm Strands Thousands In Atlanta
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: A Right Wing News Poll on John Boehner’s Amnesty Plan

QOTD: “We live in Arizona, we’re on the front line of the administration’s unwillingness to enforce immigration law and the Congress’ unwillingness to force the administration to enforce immigration law.

Rep. Ryan, your statements are absolute, utter bulls***. [If that’s offensive to you, come to Phoenix, we’ll take you to the border. You’ll see what “offensive” really is.]

This policy is clearly amnesty and the border will not be secured. You and the spineless Democrats and especially Republican “moderates” who are bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce don’t want the border secured. If you did, you’d have been raising hell since any of the previous immigration bills were passed ALL of which required the border to be secured.” –Minority Report

Doug Ross @ Journal

Illegal Border Crossings Explode as Ruling Elites Plot Amnesty for Millions of Law-Breakers

Guest post by David Inserra

In case anyone needed more proof that amnesty only encourages more illegal immigration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its 2013 apprehension numbers that show that southern border apprehensions rose 16 percent last year. While this might seem like the DHS is doing a great job, it actually indicates that more unlawful immigrants are trying to cross the border.

Critically, it means that more unlawful immigrants are crossing successfully, since for every one who is caught another gets through or turns back to Mexico in order to try to cross somewhere else. Of course, some sneak through without the U.S. ever knowing, making it difficult to accurately estimate how many thousands make it across every year.

As more try to cross the border illegally, more will succeed. Regrettably, Congress’s discussion of amnesty has played a role in this increase. Stories from the Mexican side of the border indicate that the word is out among would-be-unlawful immigrants—the U.S. is considering amnesty, so cross now and maybe you can get some kind of legalization. Congress’s very discussion of amnesty, whether it is a special pathway to citizenship or just a pathway to legalization, is encouraging illegal immigration and making it more difficult for the Border Patrol to secure the border.

To try to make it seem like their irresponsible discussion of amnesty isn’t so bad, some in Congress are proposing various security and enforcement bills to crack down on illegal immigration in exchange for amnesty. Most of these policies, however, are incredibly flawed and do little more than create misguided metrics and extra reports for DHS, while providing no real security.

More importantly, why should we assume that these bills would be treated differently than current laws? The DHS is supposed to have already secured the border and be enforcing our immigration laws, but it isn’t doing either.

While recent Presidents have not done enough to enforce U.S. law or secure the border, President Obama has taken disregard for U.S. laws and security to unprecedented levels. He has unilaterally decided that certain immigration laws shouldn’t be enforced. Under President Obama, the DHS has effectively helped smugglers bring unlawful immigrants across the border with no consequences for the unlawful immigrant.

When the President of the United States, who is sworn to enforce the nation’s law and defend its borders, treats these responsibilities with contempt, what good will new, stricter laws do? President Obama or a future President can just continue the pattern of disregarding any immigration laws. As a result, Congress can pass the best border security and enforcement laws ever, but without real and proven enforcement, these laws are just words on paper.

Rather than fall for the trap that new security and enforcement laws make amnesty workable, lawmakers would be wise to take a look at what happened in 1986, the last time the U.S. gave out amnesty. Congress promised tough, new immigration laws that would stop illegal immigration; when all was said and done, all the U.S. got was amnesty.

Congress shouldn’t make the same mistake twice, but rather insist that current laws be faithfully enforced by the President. Anything less is just a dangerous case of wishful thinking.

Related: CHAOS AND CORRUPTION ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER: A Texas Rancher Speaks

Doug Ross @ Journal