Archive for October 22nd, 2010

The progressive organization OneAmerica Votes is using illegal aliens to canvass immigrant-heavy neighborhoods and steer voters toward Democrat candidates in Washington. Illegal immigrants are canvassing the Seattle area for naturalized citizens who’ll vote for Democrat Senator Patty Murray, who is in a tight race with Republican Dino Rossi. OneAmerica Votes has endorsed the incumbent Democratic because she favors amnesty for illegal aliens and Rossi doesn’t.

The ACORN-lite group has been registering new voters and intends to contact 40,000 immigrants before the November election. The group had better tread lightly though because the consequences are dire for registering the wrong person.

“In the United States, only citizens are allowed to vote in national and statewide elections. And while immigrants who are granted permanent residency — a green card — enjoy an array of privileges, including the right to work, they can lose them all and be expelled from the country if the authorities discover that they have even registered to vote.”Kirk Semple, The New York Times

The voter registration law is not widely known among immigrants, and some may think their green card allows them to vote. For such people, registering to vote is an illegal act punishable by deportation.

Democrats are desperate, and desperate times call for desperate measures, which makes Democrats dangerous. If Gloria Allred’s reckless stunt that exposed her own client as an illegal to smear Meg Whitman and help Jerry Brown in California is any indication of how far the Democrats will go, then it’s a given that they will sacrifice as many permanent-resident immigrants as needed to save Murray’s seat.

Have Democrats no shame; have they no conscience? Obviously, the questions are meant to be rhetorical.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Illegal Aliens Canvass for Votes in Wash. State from the Associated Press and OneAmerica Tries to Draw Immigrants to the Polls (Without Getting them Deported) by Nina Shapiro.

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Government Motors’ all-electric Chevy Volt isn’t all-electric and doesn’t get hundreds of miles per gallon either. Like Clinton’s paid volunteers and Brother O’s “shovel-ready” jobs, the government’s “plug-ready” car is more oxymoronic myth than reality.

Brother O’s electric-Kool Aid savior of the auto industry and Algore’s balanced earth is set to make its debut in November, but the acid test suggests America’s been taken for a ride.

Hyped as an all-electric car that could be driven 50 miles on its lithium battery, the truth is that the Volt’s small gasoline engine engages when the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack begins to run down and at speeds near 70 mph. In other words, the small engine meant to keep the battery charged is actually driving the car.

Also, GM’s CEO claimed that the Volt would get 230 miles per gallon in the city. Popular Mechanics tested it and got about 37.5 mpg in the city, Motor Trend did the same and got the high 30s to low 40s, and Car and Driver reported:

“getting on the nearest highway and commuting with the 80-mph flow of traffic — basically the worst-case scenario — yielded 26 miles; a fairly spirited backroad loop netted 31; and a carefully modulated cruise below 60 mph pushed the figure into the upper 30s.”

Bottom line, it’s a $41,000 hybrid dressed in a $7,500 taxpayer-funded subsidy to entice buyers.

Americans now know what happens when government runs a business. And if something is not done about it in November, they will learn a similar lesson about health care, only more costly.  


I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Volt Fraud At Government Motors from Investor’s Business Daily.

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