Saturday, September 12, 2009

Did DHS Mess With Texas Border Security?

With the Homeland Security Department's bureaucracy apparently immobilized, the modern day counterparts of Captains Gus McRae and Woodrow F. Call are now on the case:
Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday
"It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they've ever played before," Perry said of the Department of Public Safety's elite investigative unit.
The forces, dubbed "Ranger recon" teams, are the latest effort "to fill the gap that's been left by the federal government's ongoing failure to adequately secure our international border with Mexico," he said.
The governor early this year asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for 1,000 National Guard troops and renewed his call last month in a letter to President Barack Obama. The request is bogged down over who will pay for the troops and how they will be deployed.

ACORN Gets Punked

Investigation journalism still exists, but don't look for it in the mainstream media. While most of the news agencies continues to sleep, two independent filmmakers with a hidden camera have further exposed the brazen, corrupt practices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The entire footage, which led to the firing of the ACORN officials involved, can be found on Andrew Breitbart's website.

Now comes word that the Census Bureau, who previously said that ACORN was peachy keen, has decided against doing business with ACORN for the 2010 population count.

ACORN is under investigation on the state level in many jurisdictions for voter registration fraud in the 2008 election cycle, but we need a comprehensive (not ceremonial) federal investigation of this so-called community organization by Congress and the U.S. Justice Department. In the meantime, the spigot of taxpayer funding for this crooked enterprise must be turned off immediately.