These harrowing illustrations of life inside one of North Korea’s prison camps were drawn by former prisoner Kim Kwang-il and were submitted as evidence to the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea.



The best twitter reactions to Obama's executive amnesty speech

Forget Kim Kardashian.  Obama’s speech on his executive amnesty plan is what broke the internet tonight. 

Here are the best responses from the Twitterverse:

“Racism is alive. Face it.” #amnestyM2M



Obama amnesty plan gives businesses $3,000 incentive to hire illegals rather than US born workers

It’s almost like he's trying to hurt the US jobs market…

from Washington Times:

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.

Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.

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Obamacare + Amnesty = a disaster for the American economy. 


Amnesty for illegal immigration: Reagan vs. Obama

Liberals are using a whole lot of false equivalence to paint conservatives as being unreasonable on immigration by saying what Obama is doing is no different from Reagan.

There’s a huge difference between signing and implementing a law passed in Congress (constitutional, whether the law is actually constitutional or not is another issue) and ordering amnesty by executive fiat (unconstitutional).

I wasn’t sure which fruit represents Obama better (the corrupted version of the right way, or something totally different/unrelated), so I included both. Feel free to leave a comment and give your two cents. :-)


Obama’s Executive Power Grab

So, he has “expanded” his treaty authority.  He has “expanded” his prosecutorial expression.  He has “expanded” the regulatory authority of his executive agencies.  He’s even basically taken control of independent agencies.

Now, the good news is that President Obama said he will never use this authority for evil.  He will embody a common purpose; a higher purpose.  That’s exactly what he says.  And his people say he’s only doing what the American people want anyway…and that’s comforting.  Let’s trust him.  After all, he also says, “the government will make use of these powers only insofar that they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures.  It will always be the first and foremost task of government to bring about inner consensus within the President’s aims.”

Oh, wait sorry…that was Hitler assuming total power in 1933 under the Enabling Act.  My bad.

Federal Judge says Obama admin lied to him about amnesty, threatens sanctions

We reported on this recently. When a federal judge heard the case against Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty, the Obama administration flat out lied to him about the program. And, as you might imagine, he didn’t take too kindly to it. And after he called them back into the courtroom to explain themselves and they said they were like totally storry and stuff, he said that he was angry that he fell for their lies “like an idiot.”

From Fox News:

A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program – and that he fell for it, “like an idiot.”
The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts.
At issue is whether the DOJ misled the judge into believing that a plank of the Obama program – giving deportation reprieves to thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children – would not go forward before he made a ruling on a request to halt it. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000 people three-year reprieves before that date and granted them work permits under the program.

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This is a big deal, guys. The president does something that is obviously unconstitutional, a majority of states sue him because of it and his defense lies to a federal judge while defending themselves.

But while this should matter to everyone, it won’t. The people who have decided to support him, the Democratic Party or progressivism in general, will, as usual, cover their eyes and ears and continue to make excuses for him. But whether they want to admit it or not, the fact remains, this is a corrupt administration. Arguably the most corrupt ever.

Here We Go Again: GOP Threatens Government Shutdown Over Immigration

Here We Go Again: GOP Threatens Government Shutdown Over Immigration

The GOP is at it, again! Reuters reports that right-wingers are plotting yet another government shutdown as an expression of their angst. Last year, led by Ted Cruz, Republicans threw a temper tantrum and displayed that they were willing to allow our nation to unravel because of their dissatisfaction with the Affordable care Act. This fit of rage cost our country billions of dollars and had numer…

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Breaking: Federal Judge halts Obama's executive amnesty scheme

The States lawsuit against Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty scheme got its first victory in court today.  

from AP:

A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision comes after a hearing in Brownsville, Texas, in January. It puts on hold Obama’s orders that could spare as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
The federal government is expected to appeal the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department had any immediate comment early Tuesday.
The first of Obama’s orders — to expand a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — was set to start taking effect Wednesday. The other major part of Obama’s order, which extends deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for some years, was not expected to begin until May 19.
Joaquin Guerra, political director of the Texas Organization Project, called the ruling a “temporary setback.”
“We will continue getting immigrants ready to apply for administrative relief,” he said in a statement.
In a 2013 ruling in a separate case, Hanen suggested the Homeland Security Department should be arresting parents living in the U.S. illegally who induce their children to cross the border illegally.
The coalition of states, led by Texas and made up of mostly conservative states in the South and Midwest, argues that Obama has violated the “Take Care Clause” of the U.S. Constitution, which they say limits the scope of presidential power. They also say the order will force increased investment in law enforcement, health care and education.
“Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the President’s overreach in its tracks,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
In their request for the injunction, the coalition said it was necessary because it would be “difficult or impossible to undo the President’s lawlessness after the Defendants start granting applications for deferred action.”

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There are a lot more rounds to go in court before this issue is settled.  It shouldn’t be a difficult decision for any judge with a 5th grade reading comprehension level: the Constitution does not give Obama the right to grant amnesty and welfare to illegal aliens. However, I’m sure the actual legal battle will be full of judicial activism.