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WOLF REJECTS REPROGRAMMING REQUEST TO FUNDTHOMSON PRISON EARMARK, BLASTS HOLDER ON RECORD
Representative Wolf, US Congress ^ | July 29, 2012 | SeekTheTruth

Posted on 07/29/2012 2:11:39 PM PDT by seekthetruth

WOLF REJECTS REPROGRAMMING REQUEST TO FUND THOMSON PRISON EARMARK, BLASTS HOLDER ON RECORD Letter to Holder Cites Examples of Inconsistency and Unlawful Practices Within DOJ Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2012) – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, today “unequivocally” rejected a reprogramming request to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., long designated by the Obama administration to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.

The Obama Administration last night made the formal request to the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees that fund the Justice Department.

In rejecting the request, Wolf, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, said that this $165 million earmark, requested by Senator Dick Durbin, “not only was never included in any bill voted upon by the Congress, but Congress has specifically denied and rescinded funding for this acquisition.”

Wolf added that the Executive Order 13457 prohibits agencies from committing, obligating, or expending funds “on the basis of earmarks included in non-statutory source.”

Wolf’s letter states that the original purpose for the acquisition of Thomson was to house terrorist detainees from the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Wolf noted that despite the attorney general’s personal “commitment” not to transfer detainees to Thomson, the Congress cannot trust Holder, the Department of Justice or the administration to abide by that commitment, given its track record of repeatedly ignoring or choosing not enforce U.S. laws. Specifically, Wolf cited the 2009 effort by the Obama administration, strongly advocated by Holder, to secretly transfer and release two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Virginia.

(Excerpt) Read more at wolf.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: earmarks; gitmo; holder; terrorists
God Bless Congressman Frank Wolf!! God Bless the 9/11 Families!!!

PLEASE READ Congressman Wolf's LETTER TO ATTY GENERAL HOLDER. Then please read the 9/11 Families letter. Then, please read my email below and pick up your phones on Monday and call Senator Durbin's office and Gov Quinn's office (numbers below). This dangerous ball they are trying to toss to the Feds needs to land in their offices! Let them know you are outraged and they need to address their dangerous behavior of releasing dangerous prisoners onto the streets of Chicago who are killing little children and skyrocketing crime here in Illinois. They need to find the money to open Thomson Prison that the taxpayers have already spent $140 million to build, make it a working prison that will create LOCAL jobs, and do what is their first and foremost obligation, safeguard the lives of Illinois children and her citizens!

It is absolutely contemptible what they are trying to pull here! Call them on it!! THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US!

Beverly Perlson The Band of Mothers

1 posted on 07/29/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth; bevperl; lilparakeet; AF68; morakheather; dtom; X-FID; NavyBaby; cutiepie24013; ...
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012, 2:31 PM

http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/?p=6246

I would add that not only was Obama’s dangerous idea to transfer GITMO detainees to Thomson Prison rebuffed by Congress, but it was UNANIMOUSLY rebuffed by Illinois residents! My Son did not serve 4 deployments in this war on terror to keep us all safe so that Obama, Quinn and Durbin could bring the most evil terrorists to American soil! Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee came all the way from Arizona to testify to the Illinois General Assembly that her Brave Son Marc did not lay down his precious life for his country so that misguided and careless elected officials could bring this terror to our soil!

The taxpayers have funded a state of the art detention facility with ample security, called GITMO, to the tune of 500 million hard earned tax dollars!!! It is infuriating that the most evil terrorists who reside there enjoy volleyball courts and basketball courts! That 500 million is money well spent as land mines surround the prison and act as a formidable deterrent to anyone who might want to break these evildoers out!

God Bless Congressman Frank Wolf for his resolve to not release funds to purchase Thomson Prison!!! He is not fooled by Holder's promise that purchasing Thomson would not lead to the transfer of GITMO detainees here. Understand, if Thomson prison were to be purchased by the Feds, Holder just might keep his promise not to house GITMO detainees at Thomson. However, somewhere a prison will be emptied out and those prisoners will be transferred to Thomson and wallah, now there is an empty prison for Obama and Holder to carry out their dangerous idea to transfer the GITMO detainees to US soil!
Congressman Frank Wolf is a smart man and a man who intends to keep Americans safe! God Bless Him!

I have one more thing to add. My understanding is the residents near Thomson want the feds to purchase the prison because they want the local jobs they have been led to believe will be created!!! Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn want people to believe 1100 jobs will be created by the federal purchase of Thomson Prison. BALONEY! The purchase will create alot of federal jobs! Local jobs will be at a minimum! We already did the math on this when this purchase was discussed before! Further, IF terrorists were to end up in this prison, the scenario is frightening. There is not sufficient land mass surrounding the prison to properly secure it! Add to that the train that runs very close with dangerous chemicals rolling on it and the Exelon Nuclear Facility just 15 miles away.

I have a “safe” idea to create local jobs for the residents living in the Thomson area and for all residents living in Illinois. To my utter dismay and troubled heart, we now have little children getting shot off their front porches in Chicago, the crime rate is through the roof, and Gov Quinn continues to empty dangerous prisoners onto the streets of Chicago due to “overcrowding”. Since the taxpayers of Illinois invested 140 million hard earned tax dollars into building the maximum security Thomson Prison, I suggest Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn hire some accountants that know what they are doing and find the money to get Thomson Prison up and running! Little children are getting killed in Chicago! Gov Quinn needs to stop releasing dangerous criminals onto our streets and find a way to open Thomson Prison to house the criminals in Illinois! AND this will truly create local jobs for those poor residents up near Thomson Prison!

Please call Congressman Frank Wolf and thank him for his resolve and his integrity to abide by his oath to keep Americans safe!
Congressman Frank Wolf (202) 225-5136

Please call Senator Durbin and Gov Quinn and tell them to cut the enormous entitlements in Illinois and find the money to open Thomson Prison so the little children in Chicago will once again be safe on their porches.
Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152
Gov Quinn 217-782-0244

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers
http://www.thebandofmothers.com
http://www.defendmichael.com
http://www.savethissoldier.com

2 posted on 07/29/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; Gopher; MAKnight; crobnson; Romanov; jneesy; AfghanJohn; Bulldog1967; ...

Virginia Freepers,

Your Congressman Wolf knew the dangers and great cost to Virginia tax payers for this Administration’s attempt to bring GITMO Terrorist prisoners to Virginia, and was the key to stopping it!

Now Congressman Wolf will speaks out against the Administration’s attempt to move GITMO Terrorists to Illinois!


3 posted on 07/29/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Anyone tells Holder no is top notch in my book.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 2:36:34 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

WithHolder.... arrogant as his conspirator in crime....


5 posted on 07/29/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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6 posted on 07/29/2012 2:57:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: seekthetruth

Thank you for this post, will make these calls. Obama and his henchman Holder are a disgrace to this country and Americans calling themselves “moderates” who would vote for them again are also a disgrace. We MUST get this administration OUT of the White House before they declare a Chavez-style takeover with a jihad on whites as added fillip. If we don’t vote them out, it will be no Holder-barred in a lame duck term.

God Bless Congressman Wolf, it is almost downright dangerous to stand up to these enemies of America, and few of the RINOs leading in Congress are willing to rock the boat (or their gravy train).


7 posted on 07/29/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: musicman; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...

Love your post, and especially like your tag line!!


8 posted on 07/29/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: mrsmel; bevperl

Thank you, Mrsmel! I am from Florida but just sent Durbin an email. I hope ALL Illinois Freepers make calls, and those of us elsewhere can help too! Remember tax dollars from citizens from across the nation pay ALL the salaries of the members of Congress! I had no trouble sending Dick Durbin an email, and I will be making calls tomorrow too!

TO EMAIL DICK DURBIN GO HERE:

http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Fill out * boxes for information. Those outside Illinois, make up an address, and use one of these zip codes:
60645 60626 60630 60618 60612 60661 60606 6061660601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60607

Here is more contact information for Senator Dick Durbin:

Office Locations
WASHINGTON, D.C.
711 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
9 am to 6 pm ET
(202) 224-2152 - phone
(202) 228-0400 - fax

CHICAGO
230 S Dearborn St.
Suite 3892
Chicago, IL 60604
8:30 am to 5 pm
(312) 353-4952 - phone
(312) 353-0150 - fax

SPRINGFIELD
525 South 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
8:30 am to 5 pm
(217) 492-4062 - phone
(217) 492-4382 - fax

CARBONDALE
250 W. Cherry Street
Suite 115-D
Carbondale, IL 62901
8:30 am to 5 pm
(618) 351-1122 - phone
(618) 351-1124 - fax

ROCK ISLAND
1504 Third Avenue
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Rock Island, IL 61201
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
(309) 786-5173 - phone
(309) 786-5404 - fax


9 posted on 07/29/2012 4:25:01 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; Knightsofswing; TMSuchman; Elendil; Mid-MI Student; Lunar; JedHozz; Flashlight; ...
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN:

http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

Contact the Governor

Springfield
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-0244
TTY: 888-261-3336

Chicago
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121

10 posted on 07/29/2012 4:34:25 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
What makes you believe Durbin cares a hoot what the citizens think?
11 posted on 07/29/2012 5:48:15 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 07/29/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the ping. Haven’t seen you around much lately, hope you’re bushy tailed as ever. I’ve missed you.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 9:30:29 PM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: reefdiver
What makes you believe Durbin cares a hoot what the citizens think?

We all know Durbin doesn't give a hoot what we citizens think, but he does care about being re-elected! I also know that ALL members of Congress don't like to have their phones ringing off the wall, their email inbox full of negative emails and fax machines going nuts with letters from voters!!

REMEMBER, whenever elected officials hear from citizens, they KNOW that the total they hear from only represents about 10% of the citizens who would have contacted them because they feel the same way about the issue! So we need to make as many calls, and send as many emails and faxes as we can!
14 posted on 07/30/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: shove_it
Keeping busy as ever! Things are poping here in Pinellas as well as everywhere in our Sunshine state!

Looking forward to the Primary and in Florida voters choosing a great Conservative to face Bill Nelson come November!

Anyone interested in my favorite, it is Mike McCalister!

15 posted on 07/30/2012 8:25:57 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: lilparakeet; AF68; morakheather; dtom; X-FID; NavyBaby; cutiepie24013; FreeRepFanIL; MrFred; ...
Hey Illinois Freepers! Where are you all? Only heard back on this thread from one Illinois Freeper! Hope you are busy making calls to DEMRAT Durbin’s office and sending as many emails and faxes to him and Governor Quinn as you can. See contact info for both in posts above. Also hope you are sharing the link to this thread with all your Illinois email lists!

Please know, if I ever upset you and you want off my ping list, just Freepmail me. My goal is just to spread news and I do so to many states if it pertains to a certain state. Thanks!

16 posted on 07/30/2012 8:45:34 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: reefdiver
Nobody believes Durbin gives a hoot but he does give a hoot when his phone rings off the wall with outraged taxpayers!
17 posted on 07/30/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth

Bump!


18 posted on 07/30/2012 9:10:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: bevperl; lilparakeet; AF68; morakheather; dtom; X-FID; NavyBaby; cutiepie24013; FreeRepFanIL; ...
ILLINOIS FREEPERS AND FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!

Don't miss this interview tomorrow! Don't let the Obama Administration pull a fast one on the citizens of Illinois! All Americans need to join this fight to make sure NONE of the GITMO TERRORISTS are housed on American soil!!

We already fought this fight but some of us knew Senator Durbin, Gov Quinn and Obama would return to this well!
Please tune in and forward to your lists!
From Sgt Tim:

Bev Perlson of The Band of Mothers http://www.thebandofmothers.com/index.htm joins us to discuss the renewed attempt by the Obama administration to purchase Thomson Prison in Illinois. As Congressman Frank Wolf pointed out, the Bureau of Prisons is currently in the process of opening four new facilities to relieve overcrowding and behind in $386 million dollars’ worth of repair projects. This smells of Senator Durbin finding an American home for Guantanamo detainees so that President Obama can fulfill a campaign promise. http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/?p=6246

Join us at 10 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday August 1 or catch the replay here.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freedom/2012/08/01/freedom-radio-thomson-prison-bev-perlson

Best regards,

Tim Sumner

19 posted on 07/31/2012 4:16:13 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Bump!


20 posted on 07/31/2012 9:22:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; bevperl; HonestConservative; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; ...
Beverly Perlsom was awesome on the show this morning!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freedom/2012/08/01/freedom-radio-thomson-prison-bev-perlson

I hope EVERY FREEPER who reads this will share it with everyone on their email lists! This issue of moving GITMO Terrorists to US soil affects ALL Americans! I hope everyone who listens realizes Obama and Holder's goal is to bring GITMO terrorists to “Some Prison In The US” even if they were not placed in the prison in Illinois! So this decision would affect everyone living in ANY state! And remember GITMO Terrorists have all the comforts at GITMO while our own soldiers serving sentences for doing their job in war, sit in the terrible lack of comforts in Leavenworth!!

To everyone who receives this email, I hope you will listen to Beverly Perlson’s interview. I do not expect Obama supporters to listen, because most of them want to remain believing in Obama, no matter what he has been doing with his Executive Orders!! Yes, I am sending this to all my Liberal family members and friends! If they get upset with me, so be it! James and I swore to each other that we will do everything we can to get Obama voted out of our White House and continue to support our US Military!

National Security is really the most important issue, with economy being second! And Obama plans most of “his cuts” to be in National Defense/Military!! Without National Security we would have no economy!!! And now ask yourself, “Who's side is Obama on when it comes to the enemies of America and Israel?”

Jean & James St.Pete, FL

21 posted on 08/01/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

it’s unlikely that any of those dear misled folks would endanger any illinoisan by getting out, but still. it would be a tempting target for extremists. it would also be a cash cow for broke illinois, funneling all those federal funds in. the devil would be in the details i guess. me, i have just split illinois for maryland, so if they want to send all in gitmo to illinois, i say let them do it.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 6:34:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Trouble is, they wouldn’t put the GITMO detainees in Illinois as they promised they wouldn’t. But if the Feds bought the Illinois prison, they would empty a prison in Maryland, put those prisoners in the empty Illinois prison and then put the GITMO terrorists in the prison in Maryland.

What would you think about that? And remember, the cost to the citizens is more in tax dollars to secure the prison than the jobs it would bring to the area. Plus, the jobs would be “government jobs”.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 7:29:15 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: marktwain; All
FOR ALL TO SEE READING AND SPREADING THIS THREAD! PLEASE share with all on your email lists! Another thread was started on with this link below, but I invited that Freeper to come see this thread too! Thanks!

http://www.examiner.com/article/governor-quinn-violates-u-s-and-illinois-constitutions-simultaneously

24 posted on 08/02/2012 10:35:04 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
The Dems in Illinois practice the politics of distraction very well. Quinn keeps releasing dangerous criminals onto the streets of Chicago, thus there have been 560 murders since January. Distract the sheeple though and propose a ban on assualt rifles. I have not read about any assault executions taking place in Chicago like the Holmes case. This reminds me of the Obama/Holder devious plan in Fast & Furious, give the bad guys a boatload of guns, lots of innocent people will get killed, then Obama and Holder thought they could trample all over the 2nd Amendment!
Quinn is “early” releasing dangerous criminals onto the streets of Chicago due to “overcrowding”. 560 murders since January, ya think it has anything to do with the early release of dangerous criminals onto the streets??!!! No, we can't have the folks thinking that has anything to do with it, DISTRACT THE FOLKS!!!! Propose a ban on assualt rifles!
25 posted on 08/02/2012 11:46:11 AM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth

well i wonder how washington dc would like having that at their back door.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 5:45:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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