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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Republican State Rep. Frank Pratt’s whereabouts on Christmas Day?

Answer: Beaten unconscious in his swimming pool store.

FOX News reports:

Police in Casa Grande say an Arizona legislator was sent to the hospital after being beaten and knocked unconscious at his business Christmas Day.

Rep. Frank Pratt, 68, was found by his wife about 8 p.m. Saturday at Pratt Pools in Casa Grande, said Mike Keck, criminal investigations commander for the Casa Grande Police Department.

Pratt had gone to the business earlier in the day to check on it and was confronted by someone who was already inside, Keck said.

Pratt was beaten and knocked unconscious, and left tied up inside the building.

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Keck said Pratt was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with multiple cuts and bruises and at least one fracture.

Hmm…

Although it is tough to resist, I am not going to make any assumptions at this time.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the 2010 United States Census data that was released yesterday?

Answer: Good news for red states and bad news for blue states.

The Washington Times reports:

The conservative “red” states should see their political clout enhanced as a result of the Census Bureau’s announcement Tuesday that the nation’s population grew 9.7 percent over the past decade to nearly 309 million, with the fastest growth centered in states that went Republican in the 2008 presidential election.

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As a result of the 2010 numbers, eight states will gain House seats in the 2012 elections, led by Texas’ four seats and Florida, which gained two. Others gaining a single House seat were Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.

New York and Ohio were the big losers, both shedding two House seats, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will lose one seat.

Although the growing Hispanic-immigrant population is mainly responsible for Texas and Florida’s huge House seat pickups, the overall Census data still means a lot politically:

Most states gaining seats went for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential election, while almost all states that lost seats were won by President Obama — many of them in the Rust Belt.

The westward movement of the U.S. population means six districts in states that went for Obama will shift to states that went for McCain — a small but significant shift that could help a GOP presidential candidate in 2012, provided they can hold those states for the party.

Most of the other new seats will be in swing states that went for Obama, which could also be won by Republicans in 2012.

It also doesn’t hurt the Republican Party, because our 2010 gains put us in control of the redistricting process and will help us with drawing new district lines. Although this is all good news, it still does not make the 2012 general election any easier. Not only do we have to worry about effectively relaying our message to the growing Hispanic-immigrant demographic, we have to stay extremely focused on the issues that favor Republicans. Since President Obama does not have a popular or effective record to run on, the Democrats will more than likely toss around the race-card like it’s going out of style.

Here’s another interesting observation in regards to the new 2010 Census data:

First, the great engine of growth in America is not the Northeast Megalopolis, which was growing faster than average in the mid-20th century, or California, which grew lustily in the succeeding half-century. It is Texas.

This leads to a second point, which is that growth tends to be stronger where taxes are lower. Seven of the nine states that do not levy an income tax grew faster than the national average. The other two, South Dakota and New Hampshire, had the fastest growth in their regions, the Midwest and New England.

Altogether, 35 percent of the nation’s total population growth occurred in these nine non-taxing states, which accounted for just 19 percent of total population at the beginning of the decade.

Perhaps the Democrats will look to this as a lesson in understanding how high taxation affects states, citizens, and economies… Needless to say, I am not holding my breath.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the DREAM Act this afternoon?

Answer: It failed 55-41 on a procedural cloture vote to end the filibuster!

This is great news for America, because this disastrous piece of legislation will not be brought to the Senate floor to be voted on.

Politico reports:

The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the last cdhance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least the 2012 election.

Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for up to illegal immigrants brought to the country as children if they attend college or join the military for two years. The 55-41 vote was mostly along party lines, though a handful of Democrats — perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook — also voted against the DREAM Act.

As I have said before, do not be fooled by the name of this bill. The real goal of the DREAM Act is to provide amnesty for those who chose to enter our country illegally and make it even harder to enforce our immigration laws.

One of my friends said it best, “Welcome to America, please use front door… Okay, thanks.”

VICTORY:

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M.) Act?

Answers: This devious piece of legislation was passed in the United States House of Representatives last night.

Do not be fooled by the name of this bill. The real goal of the DREAM Act is to provide amnesty for those who chose to enter our country illegally and make it even harder to enforce our immigration laws.

The Democrats are trying desperately to portray this disastrous piece of legislation as something that will benefit only children. Unfortunately, that is not true at all:

It will basically extend an amnesty to an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens who are as old as 35 or 30, depending on which version of DREAM you are looking at.  But because aliens granted citizenship under the DREAM Act could then sponsor their spouses, children, siblings, and parents, chain migration could result in triple that number of illegal aliens ultimately receiving amnesty and becoming citizens.

What is even more of a joke is the requirements of college and the Armed Forces in-order to secure amnesty for themselves (and potentially their entire family):

You only have to show that you completed two years of college to be entitled to amnesty – there is no requirement that you actually obtain a degree.

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But even those requirements to complete two years of college education or uniformed service can be waived by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, if the alien can demonstrate “compelling circumstances” and the alien’s removal would cause a hardship to the alien, his spouse, parents or children.  This is such a loose, wide-open standard that it is no standard at all.  Aliens are always going to claim it is a hardship for them and their families if they are removed from the United States, even if the hardship is of their own making when they showed such a disregard for our laws by illegally entering the country, illegally working, and, in many cases, obtaining fraudulent identification and other authorization documents.

Unfortunately, there are a lot more negative and potential unintended consequences buried inside this hideous piece of legislation. Overall, it is designed to encourage illegal activity and reward lawbreakers, while ignoring enforcement and border security.

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last night, Democrats lined up to rattle off their key (but false) talking point: The DREAM Act is crucial, because it will help those who complete college or military service. Unfortunately, a majority of them failed to disclose the true details of this Nightmare Act and it passed… 216-198.

Democrats are not the only ones to blame. Here are the eight Republicans who crossed the aisle to vote yes for amnesty:

  • Joe Cao (defeated in the general election)
  • Mike Castle (defeated in the primary)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (retiring)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Charles Djou (defeated in the general election)
  • Vern Ehlers (retiring)
  • Bob Inglis (defeated in the primary)
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ladies and gentlemen… That’s what the lame-duck session of congress will do.

Although last night’s final vote count was extremely disappointing, there is still light on the horizon: Passage in the U.S. Senate is unlikely.

For the sake of our country, let’s hope they are right and we are able to stop this Nightmare Act.

*UPDATE* – December 18, 2010 – 1:15 PM.

The DREAM Act cloture vote fails, 55-41! It will not be brought to the Senate floor to be voted on. VICTORY!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked liberal attorney Gloria Allred’s “smoking gun” against California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman?

Answer: Just another dirty political attack with absolutely no evidence.

How do I know? Just watch the video clip above. Greta Van Susteren absolutely destroyed the “ambulance chaser” of women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred. Unfortunately, this is just another character assassination against another Conservative woman by the far-left and mainstream media.

The fact is, the far-left is desperate this election cycle and has to resort to these awful demonization tactics in order to get elected. Will they work? Gosh, I hope not…

In the end, I hope Gloria feels good that she got this lady deported. After all, the house maid (Nicky Diaz) made $23 per hour for nine years. Darn, I wonder how many people would LOVE that job?

*UPDATE* – November 24, 2010 – 2:45 PM:

Shocking… The California Nurses Union was behind the last minute attack on Meg Whitman. The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

One of the most tantalizing mysteries in California’s 2010 gubernatorial election involved the connection between one of the state’s poorest women and one of its wealthiest.

How did an undocumented, Mexican-born housekeeper, Nicandra Diaz Santillan, end up in the national spotlight, boldly confronting her former boss, billionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman?

The short answer: with the help of a union.

The longer answer is that at the height of the gubernatorial race, as campaign ads blared on Spanish-language television, the aggrieved housekeeper was determined to tell Californians her story of being abruptly fired by Whitman after nearly a decade on the job.

In early September, Diaz turned to a friend who knew a member of the powerful, Oakland-based California Nurses Association, The Chronicle has learned.

The union called in two lawyers for Diaz: Marc Van Der Hout, a longtime immigration attorney in San Francisco, and celebrity feminist attorney Gloria Allred, a fierce workplace rights litigator who arranged for Diaz to tell her story in a live-webcast news conference.

Asked to confirm her organization’s role in Diaz’s case, Rose Ann DeMoro, the nurses union executive director, said Monday, “I won’t deny it, but I prefer not to comment directly on the case.

This is just another example of the pathetic tactics used by organized labor unions. Quite frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked yesterday’s Major League Baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals?

Answer: A couple of liberal, hippie protesters briefly interrupting the game.

Idiots, but hey! At least they tried, right?

The Washington Times report:

Sunday’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals was briefly interrupted by protesters urging commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix because of Arizona’s new immigration legislation.

A man emerged from the left-field stands in the fifth inning and ran into short right field after Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg grounded to short for the first out. As security guards were about to subdue the man, a woman ran onto the field from the right-field seats.

The two ran around the field, meeting in deep right-center, before they were caught by security. As they were being escorted from the field, a man and a woman holding a banner protesting the All-Star Game in Arizona ran into right field.

Before they could display the banner, a security guard ripped it from their hands, tackling one of them. As they were taken into custody, a bedsheet banner reading “Bud Selig Move All Star Game No SB 1070” was unfurled from the facade over the batter’s eye in center field.

While the banner-toting protesters were taken off the field, security removed the sign in center field. The game was delayed about two minutes.

FAIL.

I realize they were protesting this baseball game because of the “symbolism” of the two teams that were playing, but really? Apparently they weren’t trying to get a whole lot of attention, because they are two of the worst teams in baseball!

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Umm... Really!?

Wonder what you would find if you frisked Democrat County Supervisor Peggy West at a board hearing in Milwaukee, WI about whether to boycott Phoenix, AZ because of the state’s new immigration law?

Answer: Apparently she believes that Arizona is “a ways removed from the border.”

😆 Wow! Can this lady actually be serious!? Ladies and gentlemen… I give you the intellectual firepower of the modern day Democrat Party!

A round of applause goes here…

Yeah, yeah, yeah… Chill out liberals, because I was only kidding. A majority of you, I’m sure (and I hope), advanced past 1st grade geography.

On a serious note though, Allahpundit – from Hot Air – has some serious questions he would probably like to ask this young lady:

Does this person really think that having a token force of National Guardsmen at the border somehow solves Arizona’s problem, particularly when they’re not authorized to stop illegals? And what’s the business near the end about Jan Brewer having a direct pipeline to Obama? When she first asked to meet with him, he turned her down; then, when he did meet with her, he made a pledge of new resources that he evidently has no intention of keeping. Exit question: Did West read anything about this issue before pushing for a boycott?

To answer Allahpundit’s question: No.

My exit question: Can she even read?… Or at least read a dang map?

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