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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Show Your Support For the U.S. Border Patrol!!!


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If you've been paying attention, you know that the sequester cuts have been the excuse the Department of Homeland Security has been looking for to cut allocations to the U.S. Border Patrol.  Yes, those folks, the ones who have the thankless (and now seemingly payless) job of stopping the flood of Democratic voters illegal aliens into southern Arizona.

Local 2544, the Border Patrol union for the Tucson sector, has announced that the union has authorized the patch shown below to be worn on agents' uniforms as a way to protest the nearly 40% pay cut from discontinued AUO, cut uniform allowances (in the face of TSA getting a $50 million windfall for new unis), and reductions in salary.
The original Border Patrol uniform patch.


The massive team that works day in and day out to bring you the pearls of wisdom found here at Conservative Observer AZ decided to show their support for our agents by taking the liberty of adding a few touches to the original patch.  The gang felt that this was a case where it is better to ask forgiveness than permission, and we hope that the union sees it in the spirit it which it was intended!  [read: Neither the U.S. Border Patrol nor its agent unions are responsible for the atrocious artistic talent on display in the modified version of their patch.] 

You too can show solidarity with the plight of the Border Patrol by downloading and proudly displaying the first logo above!  Encourage others to steal it, and let David Aguilar, Janet Napolitano, and Barack Hussein Obama know that funding needs to be restored to protect our country!

Crossposted at Blogs For Borders.   

Tags: Local 2544, Border Patrol, AUO, sequester cuts, Border Patrol patch, Department of Homeland Security, David Aguilar, Janet Napolitano, Barack Hussein Obama.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

TAKE OBAMACARE, FOR EXAMPLE... PLEASE!

1.  "Some people purchasing new insurance policies for themselves this fall could see premiums rise because of requirements in the health-care law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday."  (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/03/26/sebelius-some-could-see-insurance-premiums-rise/?mod=WSJBlog&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter).
2.  "Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field."  http://washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-urge-delay-for-job-killing-obamacare-tax/article/2515711.
3.  "Massachusetts’ Democratic Rep. Barney Frank recently co-sponsored H.R. 452, joining Rep. Joe Baca and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, both of California, New York Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, Pennsylvania Rep. Chaka Fattah and 10 other Democrats. This measure, introduced by Rep. David P. Roe, Tennessee Republican, would terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Dubbed “the real death panel” by its critics, IPAB would commence in 2014."  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/23/democrats-rise-against-obamacare/.
4.  "Businesses are starting to scramble to meet the law's requirement that they offer health insurance by the start of next year, which is also when new taxes and regulations will kick in that critics say will result in "rate shock" for young consumers.  they'll also be confronted by the litany of promises Democratic lawmakers made before and after it became law.   'You could keep your doctor, and your insurance premiums won't rise.' Even women who skew Democratic lean right on this issue, with 50 percent of them in the targeted districts favoring repeal."  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/how-obamacare-could-come-back-to-bite-democrats-again-in-2014/274296/.
Democrats will tell you anything to push their agenda forward.  They will lie.  They will cheat.  In selling some of the most consequential legislation of our time, democrats have belittled those opposed to their agenda, and have made all kinds of ridiculous promises.

Remember the town hall meetings in the summer of 2010 when Americans became angry because democrats were shoving Obamacare down their throats?  Not only were these loud opinions ignored, but Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi had the gall to accuse these Americans participating in democracy of being un-American.

Now that the liberals have what they want, they are realizing just how bad it is.  Since early December, when they started to become aware of what conservatives have known all along, they have been scrambling to abandon Obamacare, like a rats from a sinking ship.

Have they been ignorant and foolish or have they been deceitful liars who are now being found out?

Yes.  But it really doesn't matter which you believe...
...because either way shows that democrats really cannot be trusted to know and do what is in the best interests of the American people.

   

Tags: Democrats, Obamacare, partisan politics, Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Monday, March 25, 2013

University of Arizona "Swatted"

The University of Arizona was "swatted" Friday afternoon.

TUCSON - Just as most of the staff in the University of Arizona's administration building were preparing to leave work last Friday, the Tucson Police Department's TDD 911 operator received text message information from an unknown person that a man with a rifle strapped to his chest had entered the administration building and was shooting people.  The TPD operator contacted UAPD's dispatch and relayed information verbally throughout the investigation.

UAPD had two officers in the area, who reported that they had seen nothing nor heard shots fired.  Erring on the side of caution UAPD and TPD coordinated a SWAT response, evacuating the building once ground level was secured, and conducted a floor by floor, room by room search.  Two nearby buildings were evacuated and shut down as precautionary measures. 

The source of the information provided "new" threat information on several occasions, including the presence of explosives.  Bomb sniffing dogs were brought in and no explosives were found.  Throughout the incident the UA kept the campus community updated through its "UAlert" system, which text messages emergency information to students, staff and faculty.

"All clear" was finally announced sometime after 8:00pm Tucson time.  The identity of the texter is unknown at the current time, however, the investigation is ongoing.


Tags: University of Arizona, swatting, SWAT, UAPD, TPD, Tucson Police Department, UAlert. Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Willy Wonka Logic




    This isn't original with me, but whoever created it first - kudos!

Tags: Gun control, guns, criminals, Sandy Hook, Colorado gun ban, Liberals.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Border Patrol Local 2544: Throats Being Slashed at "Secure" Border

Crossposted at Blogs For Borders.
I know, I keep repeating what the good folks over at Local 2544 are saying, but I do it because it's information from firsthand sources that isn't compromised by spin (or censorship) from DHS.  Most of us cannot really visualize what the job of a Border Patrol agent is like, and I can't say that I do either.  But it's critical to our nation's security that we get it.  That's why I look to sources like Local2544.org.  All of the quotes below are from posts on their site.


THE BORDER IS SECURE!
Last week, they confirmed what thinking people easily predicted:  Namely, that sequestration cuts disproportionately applied to the Border Patrol, coupled with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's humming-fingers-in-ears declaration that THE BORDER IS SECURE would lead to a new tidal wave of illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico to the U.S.

Anyone with half a brain (myself included) would see how this would escalate the danger, and Local 2544 confirms that it has.
"People are getting their throats slashed at Janet Napolitano’s “secure” border in the Tucson sector. Two dead and one severely wounded just this week. The wounded man was able to flag down some Border Patrol agents after crawling for help." [Emphasis mine].
And there is this.
"Another Tucson sector station has seen large groups of up to 111 illegal aliens staging at the border and then deftly avoiding all sensors and other surveillance devices. As we warned, it will keep getting worse. Of course, once they all get past us we have ICE to arrest them. No, wait, Janet won’t let ICE do their jobs either. But not to worry, the area where these large groups are congregating is slated to have patrol agents removed next month. That should help the situation."
And posted just today,
"As of yesterday, groups of illegal aliens as large as three-hundred (300) have been spotted by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector. These huge groups are being drawn here by promises of amnesty from the Obama Administration and they know that border security is getting real lax, real fast...  Congratulations President Obama, Secretary Napolitano and Deputy Commissioner Aguilar. You have done more to dismantle the morale and effectiveness of the Border Patrol than anyone else in the history of this Agency...And with agents soon scrambling to scrape up enough money to pay their bills and keep from losing their homes we are going to see an increase in corruption and a lot of agents who are preoccupied with personal problems when they are on duty.  Secretary Napolitano will not lose one dime of her inflated paycheck, and her underlings like Bianca Warner will still be knocking down over $170,000 a year while sitting in her nice office complaining about how Border Patrol agents are overpaid."
For some interesting visual and audio information, take a look at
From Americanpatrol.com (see links above)


Tags: Local 2544, illegal aliens, Janet Napolitano, Border Patrol, sequestration cuts, Bianca Warner, AmericanPatrol.com .  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Barack Obama: Hell Bent on Destroying America

America is in deep economic trouble.  I personally believe that... well, that's another post.  So what's the plan to rescue the country?  Let's contrast two approaches. 

"We're introducing a budget that balances in 10 years -- without raising taxes," Ryan said in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. "How do we do it? We stop spending money the government doesn't have."

The plan would achieve $4.6 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years. It also aims to simplify the tax code, consolidating the seven income-tax brackets into two, with a top rate of 25 percent.

Sounds reasonable at first glance.  How is this received?
In a WH statement Obama complains that the plan does not include tax increases for top earners and said the president believes it is the "wrong course for America." 

Because it doesn't include tax increases on the wealthy?  That's why it's the wrong course?  REALLY???

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats release their first budget in four years, which includes $1-Trillion dollars in tax increases.

Dereliction of duty, and then crap dumped on working Americans. It's the liberal way.

Democrats preemptively panned Ryan's spending plan [so they attack Ryan's plan sight unseen], with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., saying it relies on "spurious budget trickery."  [a brilliant piece of analysis, this from the man who called Americans voicing their opinions on Obamacare "un-American"].

"The president has always believed that deficit reduction is not a goal unto itself," Carney said. "The proposals he's put forward keep the No. 1 objective in mind, which is economic growth and job creation, not deficit reduction solely for the purpose of reducing the deficit."

Obama:  Let's run up the debt and tax America out of existence.

Sources:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/13/senate-democrats-release-first-budget-in-four-years-includes-1-trillion-in-tax/?intcmp=trending

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/12/house-republican-spending-plan-targets-obamacare-aims-to-balance-budget/#ixzz2NUQr7bow

   

Tags: Paul Ryan, House budget, Obama, Senate Democrats, Jay Carney, Steny Hoyer, FoxNews, destroying America.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Gabby Giffords' Husband Mark Kelly Buys AR-15

Via Breitbart and Weasel Zippers:

"Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an "assault weapon," he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.

"Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona.
"Various sources contacted Breitbart News once Kelly made the purchase, and after we began investigating the details surrounding the purchase, Kelly announced on his Facebook that he was not going to keep the AR-15, which he has yet to pick up from the store.  
"Days after making the purchases, Kelly wrote on Facebook:
"I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don't have possession of it yet but I'll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do. 
"In February, Kelly told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that lawmakers need to address "assault weapons." He said the purpose of an "assault weapon" is "to kill a lot of people very quickly," and he lamented that such products were "too readily available."
"Kelly has not commented on whether he will also return the .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol he purchased.
"Photo: Captain Mark Kelly/Facebook "

"Do as I say, not as I do" -- ancient Liberal proverb
 
   

Tags: Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords, gun control, Tucson shooting, Diamondback Police Supply, AR-15, assault weapons, 1911, semi-automatic .  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"The Tidal Wave Has Begun" -- Border Patrol Local 2544

Submitted by Velcro, crossposted at Blogs For Borders.

Border Patrol union local 2544 in the Tucson sector reports that the influx of large groups of illegal aliens has begun crossing the Arizona border.  This in itself increases the danger in those areas, but the union is also reporting a new phenomenon (actually an old one repeating itself from the past).
"We will continue to have large groups of illegal aliens chasing Border Patrol agents down so they can be “arrested”, knowing they will be set free and given temporary permission to remain here in the United States (no jail space to keep them locked up until their cases are adjudicated). Once they are set free with a “promise to appear” (wink, wink) 99% of them will disappear and never be heard from again unless they commit some heinous crime. Then, years down the road we will have a new group of politicians and activists screaming about how we need to “bring these people out of the shadows” by giving them amnesty. This is how the merry-go-round works. Proven time and time again over the span of many decades."

Adding insult to injury, Border Patrol agents have had their uniform allowance cut off while TSA, also under the Department of Homeland Security, bought $50 million worth of uniforms, coming to around $1,000 per agent.

Thanks for nothing, Janet.  You, OF ALL PEOPLE, as a former governor of Arizona, should know the impact of your foolish decisions on those who are charged to protect us along the border, and on those of us who live in southern Arizona!

   

Tags: Border Patrol, Local 2544, illegal aliens, amnesty, Janet Napolitano, uniform allowance, TSA, Department of Homeland Security.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!