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  • Change Takes Time

    02/15/2011 9:49:28 PM PST · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 16, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    For those of you who’ve followed our past coverage of Rep. Stephen Sandstrom’s efforts at curbing illegal immigration in his home state of Utah, you’ll be pleased to know that his bill, HB-70, has cleared an important legislative hurdle. Its passage by the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee by no means ensures its eventual enactment by the legislature, but it does send a signal that a number of leaders within the Utah House of Representatives feel that this issue is compelling enough to warrant debate on the floor. This proves yet again that the tireless efforts by...
  • The Year In Review

    01/03/2011 9:40:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 1, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    As we mark the end of the old year and the beginning of something new, it’s wise to take a step back and assess the accomplishments and setbacks of our movement. 2010 was probably the most significant year in terms of advancing the debate over immigration enforcement within the body politic of this country in recent memory. The most notable event, of course, was the decision by Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to sign into law Senator Russell Pearce’s signature piece of legislation, SB 1070. As a quick reminder, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act makes it...
  • America's Next Great Shill (The Washington Post Takes Bold Stance In Favor Of Liberalism)

    02/01/2011 12:48:58 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 1st, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I should probably preface this post by admitting that I was a participant in the Washington Post's America's Next Great Pundit contest, a misguided and perhaps ultimately futile attempt by WaPo to expand its youth demographic among the ever-declining readership it lays claim to. In fact, my submission was drawn from an essay posted to this very website, entitled-appropriately enough, considering the subject of this post-Spin. You can judge for yourself whether it's worthy of being published in Washington D.C.'s most widely-circulated newspaper. My own view, even prior to submitting the piece, was that it would be rejected by the...
  • Stowaways To America – A True Story

    02/01/2011 1:35:56 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 9, 2009 | Michael Evanchik
    The following story was told to the American-Rattlesnake by a graduate of the Maritime College of the State University of New York, who has an unlimited master’s license and has been a sailor for over a decade. American-Rattlesnake has maintained their anonymity at their request.Working as a merchant mariner, stowaway stories were not new to me. I got my own story to tell on a vessel carrying two Ethiopian refugees back to the USA. This is not going to be a tale of woe and sympathy for refugees. It is a tale of woe for America – the great nation...
  • All The News That’s Fit To Stint (Sins of Omission)

    01/28/2011 9:45:47 PM PST · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 29, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    The Center for Immigration Studies provides an extended excerpt from William McGowan’s most recent, incisive analysis of the news media, Gray Lady Down, on its weblog this month. It’s worth reading in its entirety, simply because it illustrates the failure of the mainstream news media-and particularly the New York Times, which has heretofore been the standard bearer of professional journalism in this country-to accurately and fully cover the damage done to this country by our government’s lax enforcement of immigration laws, and counterproductive, overly generous immigration policies. It is a long read, but well worth the time, especially since so...
  • Libertarian In Name Only (The Incoherence Of Open Borders Advocacy)

    02/05/2011 8:08:27 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 5, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    First of all, let me apologize for being derelict in addressing Will Wilkinson’s series of columns for The Economist. I had wanted to to respond to these short polemics, written as an ongoing dialogue between he and David Frum during the height of the DREAM Act’s legislative push during a lame duck session of Congress, earlier but multiple factors prevented me from doing so. Since the focus of this site at the time was on preventing passage of DREAM, I felt that our resources could be better utilized by conveying information that you could use in persuading key senators to...