Rhode Island State Troopers Are Raaaacists!

Hold onto your knit hats, moonbats.  Rhode Island State Troopers are doing something that Barak’s mini-me put the kibosh on within seconds of being sworn in.  What are they doing you ask?  They are reporting illegal immigrants to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

SCITUATE, R.I. — Rhode Island State Trooper Nuno Vasconcelos was patrolling Interstate 95 a few months ago when he came upon a two-car accident in heavy traffic. The trooper pulled up, stepped out of his cruiser, and asked one of the drivers for his license.

The man said he did not have a license, and under questioning, confessed that he was here illegally from Guatemala.

If the accident had happened 15 miles north in Massachusetts, the man would probably have been arrested for driving without a license, which carries a fine of up to $1,000 and 10 days in jail, then released pending an appearance in district court.

But in Rhode Island, illegal immigrants face a far greater penalty: deportation.

From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE.

Sounds an awful lot like the Arizona law that is making liberal and illegal heads explode to me.

Cadillac Deval: Attacks On Obama Are Approaching Sedition

The Devaluator made the comments at Suffolk Law School in response to a student’s question about how mean and nasty politics has become since The One was elected…because politics was all puppies and kittens when George W. Bush was president.  Remember?

Patrick, a close friend and ally of Obama’s, said at a Suffolk University Law School event that he’s taken his share of criticism over the years, though not to the extent of what Obama is going through at the hands of Republicans. 

“It seems like child’s play compared to what’s going on in Washington, where it’s almost at the level of sedition,” Patrick said.

The MA GOP was having none of it.

“Apparently our First Amendment rights are only guaranteed if we agree with the tax-and-spend policies of Deval Patrick and Barack Obama,” Massachusetts Republican Party chairman Jennifer Nassour said in a statement.

“So according to Patrick, are the 55 percent of Bay Staters who think he should not be re-elected bordering on sedition?” Nassour asked, referring to poll numbers showing Patrick with 45 percent support of likely Bay State voters. “The governor should focus on the critical issues at hand, like lowering property taxes and controlling rampant spending, instead of defending his buddy President Obama.”

Recognizing how stupid his comment was, Obama’s Mini-Me later backtracked.  

After the event, Patrick was specifically asked about his criticism of Republicans and the “sedition” remark.

“I think the number of people who, in the Grand Old Party, who seem to be absolutely committed to saying ‘no’ when (the president) says ‘yes,’ even if it’s an idea that they come up with, is just extraordinary,” he said.

Pressed again about his “sedition” comment, Patrick responded, “OK, all right. It’s a flourish. That was a rhetorical flourish.”

Another day, another Democrat villifying Americans who don’t agree with Obama’s policies.

Racist FBI & ICE Agents Arrest Illegal Immigrants In Connection With Times Square Bomb Plot

Deval Patrick looks like a bigger dunce than usual today.  It was just two days ago that he accused supporters of the Arizona immigration law as “trying to invent a villain for political purposes.’’  Today, three (Amish?) men were taken into custody on immigration violations in connection with the failed Times Square bombing – in his own backyard.

Three men were taken into custody on immigration violations today after raids in Watertown, Brookline and other parts of the Northeast in connection with the attempted May 1 Times Square bombing, according to the FBI and state officials. 

One suspect arrested in the Bay State today had previously been ordered out of the country, a federal source tells the Herald. 

FBI Boston Special Agent Gail Marcinkiewicz confirmed today’s sweep is linked to the failed bombing in bustling Times Square.

Someone may want alert Marsha Coakley as just the other day she told a local radio host that “Technically, it is not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.”  ICE and the FBI must have missed that memo.

MA Judge Denies Rate Injunction To Health Insurers, Defers To Commissioner

In a nutshell:  The judge passed on getting involved, stating that the issue needs to go through the proper channels within the Division of Insurance.   As if the appeals process will yield a different result from the Patrick-backed commissioner.

Judge Stephen E. Neel’s decision against granting the preliminary injunction sought by insurance companies means the state’s rejection of 235 proposed rate increases stands for now. The higher rates would have taken effect April 1.

The judge rejected the companies’ contention that the insurance market would be thrust into chaos if they could not quickly institute the higher rates. But the ruling is not the final chapter in the battle. Insurers are pursuing appeals within the Division of Insurance. If their appeals are turned down, the court would take up the case later this spring.

During the appeals process, last year’s base rates for what is known as the small-group market will remain in effect. Neel also denied the insurers’ request for an expedited trial.

The case has focused a national spotlight on the tug of war between regulators and a health care system over mounting costs for consumers and businesses.

Governor Deval Patrick, who imposed emergency regulations that set the stage for regulators to reject premium increases, hailed Neel’s decision as a victory for small businesses and families that have been burdened by years of rising health care expenses.

The “big victory” for Deval is a huge defeat for the NON PROFIT insurers and the individuals and small businesses who will be shut out as the insurers refuse to sell new policies until the dispute is “settled.”

It’s like having an ObamaCare crystal ball.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson via Townhall

Teachers Union Costs Massachusetts $250 Million In Education Grants

The teachers union in Massachusetts has once again put its self-serving needs before the children they are supposed to be educating.

The Obama administration bypassed Massachusetts yesterday in awarding the first grants for school innovation, a loss of $250 million for a state widely viewed as a national leader in education excellence.

Delaware and Tennessee won first and second, respectively, in the Race to the Top competition. Massachusetts ranked 13th out of 16 finalists, putting it below Georgia, Kentucky, and Louisiana but ahead of Colorado, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Massachusetts may have lost points for requiring union consent on enacting some plans to overhaul underperforming schools and for not changing state law to allow for unfettered growth of charter schools, according to the scores and written comments released yesterday by a five-member review panel.

Doing it all for the children.

Thank you sir, may I have another? Cadillac Deval Imposes $5 Fee For Being Abused At The Registry Of Motor Vehicles

As if a visit to the Registry of Motor Vehicles isn’t painful enough – now we get to pay a fee for being treated like crap by RMV hacks.

Gov. Deval Patrick is quietly whacking beleaguered Bay State motorists with a $5 fee to use Registry of Motor Vehicle branches to renew their licenses and registrations, outraging critics who say the “back-door tax” hits poor and elderly drivers the hardest.

The fee, which goes into effect today, comes on the heels of a $10 license renewal increase last year.

“In this economic climate we shouldn’t be nickel-and-diming people for mandated services,” said state Sen. Steve Baddour (D-Methuen), who co-chairs the Legislative Transportation Committee, and is planning to look into repealing the fee.

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“This is a back-door tax that hits the poor and elderly the hardest,” said Tarah Donoghue, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Republican Party. “They can’t afford or don’t have Internet access and computers. The Patrick-Murray administration is burdening those people who can afford it the least.”

Our tax dollars already pay the bloated salaries of surly RMV employees.  The fee for license renewal was increased by $10 last year.  And now we get charged an additional fee for having the nerve to walk into a Registry branch that we pay for to conduct RMV business.  Outrageous, yet oh-so typical for Deval et al.

Bombastic Barney: Demented Right Wing Source Behind Rumors That Democrats Would Delay Brown’s Certification

Classic Bombastic Barney.  After he insults the reporter and her paper, he goes on to say:

“That is insane.  The suggestion could only come from a demented ring wing source.  There isn’t the slightest possibility of it happening.  That is a conspiracy theory and it’s most contempable.”

The problem with that, Barney, is the source for the “conspiracy theory” is none other than Massachustts’ interim Senator, Paul Kirk:

At a business forum in Boston Friday, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month.

“We want to get this resolved before President Obama’s State of the Union address in early to mid-February,” Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The longtime aide and confidant of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was handpicked by Gov. Deval Patrick after a controversial legal change to hold Kennedy’s seat, vowed to vote for the bill even if Republican state Sen. Scott Brown, who opposes the health-care reform legislation, prevails in a Jan. 19 special election.

“Absolutely,” Kirk said, when asked if he’d vote for the bill, even if Brown captures the seat. “It would be my responsibility as United States senator, representing the people and understanding Senator Kennedy’s agenda. . . . I think you’re asking me a hypothetical question but I’d be pleased to vote for the bill.”

And why would the people of Massachusetts believe the Democrats would try something like this?  The fact that there is even an interim senator in the first place says it all. 

Wouldn’t it be the ultimate poetic justice if Scott Brown beats Coakley when it was the Democrats who changed the rules twice to benefit them and their scheming blows up in their hack faces?

Brown Responds To Coakley’s Negative Ad…With A Positive Ad UPDATE: Coakley Ad Spells Massachusetts Wrong, Pulled By Campaign

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It looks like it was shot in his own kitchen.

He got a nice dig in with the photo of The Ice Queen with Cadillac Deval and the indicted Ex-Speaker, Sal DiMasi.

Nicely played, Scott.

Update:

This is beautiful.  Coakley’s negative Bush/Cheney/Limbaugh ad has Massachusetts spelled wrong in the graphic at the bottom.

I’m Martha Coakley and I approved this crappy, tired ad with my own state spelled wrong.

MA Democrats Scheme To Delay Brown Swearing In To Pass Health Care

The Hacks on Beacon Hill appear to be preparing a contingency plan to pass health care should Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley on January 19th.

At a business forum in Boston Friday, interim Sen. Paul Kirk predicted that Congress would pass a health-care reform bill this month.

“We want to get this resolved before President Obama’s State of the Union address in early to mid-February,” Kirk told reporters at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

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“Absolutely,” Kirk said, when asked if he’d vote for the bill, even if Brown captures the seat. “It would be my responsibility as United States senator, representing the people and understanding Senator Kennedy’s agenda. . . . I think you’re asking me a hypothetical question but I’d be pleased to vote for the bill.”

When are these people going to get it through their heads that the seat never belonged to Ted Kennedy and his agenda/intentions died with him. 

Friday, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is overseeing the election but did not respond to a call seeking comment, said certification of the Jan. 19 election by the Governor’s Council would take a while.

“Because it’s a federal election,” spokesman Brian McNiff said. “We’d have to wait 10 days for absentee and military ballots to come in.”

Another source told the Herald that Galvin’s office has said the election won’t be certified until Feb. 20 – well after the president’s address.

Since the U.S. Senate doesn’t meet again in formal session until Jan. 20, Bay State voters will have made their decision before a vote on health-care reform could be held. But Kirk and Galvin’s office said Friday a victorious Brown would be left in limbo.

In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Scott Brown is furious – rightly so.

“This is a stunning admission by Paul Kirk and the Beacon Hill political machine,” said Brown in a statement. “Paul Kirk appears to be suggesting that he, Deval Patrick, and (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid intend to stall the election certification until the health care bill is rammed through Congress, even if that means defying the will of the people of Massachusetts. As we’ve already seen from the backroom deals and kickbacks cut by the Democrats in Washington, they intend to do anything and everything to pass their controversial health care plan. But threatening to ignore the results of a free election and steal this Senate vote from the people of Massachusetts takes their schemes to a whole new level. Martha Coakley should immediately disavow this threat from one of her campaign’s leading supporters.”

Again we see how the goalposts are always moved to benefit the Democrat machine in Masachusetts.     And it is clear that they are willing to do anything to advance their leftist agenda locally and nationally.

Cadillac Deval May Miss Deadline For His Autobiography

Our hapless governor has broken yet another promise. 

The Massachusetts Democrat told reporters in a year-end interview that the writing has been slower than he expected and he may not finish the book before its planned 2010 release.

What would he write about, really?  His abysmal poll numbers?  How even The One couldn’t sell out a fundraiser for him?  The Commonwealth’s ever-worsening fiscal crisis?  Being dissed by the leaders of his own party at every turn?  those property taxes he failed to cut?  The cops he failed to hire? 

While he plans to eventually complete it, he said it was not his “top priority.”

His top priority these days is hiring more hacks during a budget crisis.

Patrick received a $1.35 million advance for the book in 2008. It’s initial release date would have coincided with his re-election campaign next year.

Patrick was in NYC signing his book deal while his Casino bill was going down in flames on Beacon Hill. 

If all goes as planned his autobiography will include a chapter on getting his ass kicked in a landslide next November.