Border Wars: Crystal Cove Panga'd; Irvine Becomes Murrieta; Rohrabacher Backs Boehner

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Photo courtesy of Pam Hinkle
Irvine becomes Murrieta for a second time this weekend.

As if on cue, a panga presumed to have carried undocumented immigrants (but no drugs this time) was found abandoned at Crystal Cove State Beach Thursday morning--providing yet more fodder for folks holding what they call "another planned National Anti-Immigration Protest" in Irvine Saturday afternoon.

Orange County's anti-immigration fever plays out while House Republicans fight amongst themselves over legislation Speaker John Boehner proposed to address the brewing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border--legislation that was surprisingly supported by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach).

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Rohrabacher's usual immigration pose
It's surprising because Rohrabacher is a harsh critic of House leadership and a hardliner when it comes to immigration policy. In June, he said Boehner should be ousted as speaker if he tried to ram through an immigration bill without a majority of Republicans behind it. And Rohrabacher wanted language in the bill chastising President Barack Obama's stance on DREAMers.

But the Washington Post reported Thursday that while Rohrabacher did not find the $659 million Boehner proposal perfect, the veteran OC lawmaker gave it a thumbs up that morning. Faced with certain defeat--virtually all Democrats opposed the legislation as did more than 20 House conservatives--Boehner pulled it from consideration by the same afternoon. (Note: The Post reporters removed the passage indicating Rohrabacher's support from later updates to the story.)

National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups, as well as labor and evangelical leaders, released a 2014 National Immigration Score Card earlier this week that gave goose eggs to Rohrabacher and every other member of Orange County's Republican congressional delegation. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) got a 91 percent score from the groups, while Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) scored a perfect 100 percent.

So, yeah, you probably won't see Sanchez or Lowenthal at the 405 freeway overpass at Yale and Michelson in Irvine from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday for a demonstration by the same folks who held a "National Protest Against Amnesty And Border Surge" there on July 18-19.



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Elias Lopez
Elias Lopez

Those two krauts need to get their assholes reamed with a brat wurst.

joey
joey

Santa Ana is accepting applications.....

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Here's how to fix the border issue.  It is really quit simple.


Immigrants' Rights: Argues that borders should be open but surveilled--everyone who does not pose a threat to public health or national security should be allowed to enter the country legally. Would eliminate all federal benefits to undocumented immigrants. (From the Libertarian platform.)


Any required medical would be pay as you go.  Can't pay?  Charger back to country of origin.  Country refuses to pay, deduct from foreign aid.  Any other services - pay as you go.  

Silvestre BM
Silvestre BM

LOL. Funny how history was rewritten to corrupt this country permanently!

Julio Hernandez
Julio Hernandez

I don't know why the city of Irvine protests immigrants if that city is full of Asians and Indians..,smh

Tracy Davila
Tracy Davila

Hopefully some of the immigrants found their way to Javier's to show them how to make some real Mexican food.

Billy Folsom
Billy Folsom

Glad that panga landing wasn't a Costa Mesa deal or the city council would be saying beaches attract crime so we should put up a bunch of condos there. Hopefully a few kids are now safe.

brianguy
brianguy

presumed?   well there you go again.  why not just get the right information and then report it?   might also report other facts in these articles, like what's the tally of folks nationally that are against giving the women & children amnesty...65%?  what's the % in favor of closing the border to the south?  I'd actually love to know.  


how's the insecure border (tunnels) working out for Israel?  we should probably keep an eye on that as well, and learn from it.


but I digress.  what's so controversial about closing the border to the south to prevent disease, terrorist, and illegals from coming across unchecked, and stopping all other forms (pangas, tourist visa overstays) of illegal immigration?  isn't the point of having an immigration system to have a legal way of immigrating here?  get in line.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

I would like to ask Pam to also secure our Canadian border too.  Fucking Canadians.  Coming over here with their stoopid maple syrup and silly toques.  Taking our film industry jobs too.  Gawd, I hate Canadians. 

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

What's a "border period"? Why would I need to secure one? If I had one, then what would I do with it?


Is her cap supposed to be ironic, or is it just ignorant?

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@fishingblues Yeah, and when they vote themselves benefits...


God libertarians are stupid...the stupidest white people (the there are no colored libertarians) there are.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues "It is really quit [sic] simple" "Charger [sic] back to country of origin."



Illiterate retards like you don't get to make immigration or foreign policy.


You fucking idiot.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

They are legal immigrants, in general. Skilled, educated. Net tax payers.


I don't personally think we need so many, but at least they pay their way.  The lawn guy with 4 kids in public schools doesn't.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Bacon wrapped hot dogs aren't exactly rocket science.

mhip
mhip

God how I miss the old Laguna Beach Javier's...soooo much better.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Uh, where are all the Mexicans and Guatemalans and god knows who else gonna live if we don't build condos, etc.


The Left is idiotic -- you want open borders but don't understand the consequences.

pokeyinla42
pokeyinla42

@brianguy  Terrorism and disease is just a red herring for bigots to rationalize their racism towards immigrants (documented or not).  I'm more worried about getting diseases from un-vaccinated white people.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@brianguy here's a fact: it is presumed an undocumented person or persons were in the panga because no eyewitnesses reported seeing anyone, no one was found still at sea in distress or on a suspect boat and a ground search produced no one. There is a huge suspicion that's who used the panga, as has been done so many times before, but if I reported that as absolute fact, I'd have egg batter on my face when the Gorton's Fisherman came forward and said, "Naw, dude, that was my boat."

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@BillxT "Why would I need to secure one? "


To try to keep this state and polity from becoming even more like TJ than it already is.

brianguy
brianguy

@BillxT it's what comes before an exclamation point. 

funny when semi-pro protestors raise such a stink about any other types of protest.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@BillxT Come on, Bill, everyone knows "border period" is the nickname for illegal mensies and CRUZ stands for "Can't Reconcile Undocumented Zeal."

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young


Golly mitch, you ignorant twat, how would they vote?  Nowhere did I say they would become citizens. 


"the there are no colored libertarians"  --- is that suppose to make sense?  You insufferable moron.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 


Gosh stinky, you sniveling little hypocrite, I bet you want  others to think you never make a mistake.  Sorry......


Typical brain dead donkey comment.



"Good think (sic) the Sgt. keep (sic) a throw-away piece..." May 15, 2014



Remember, the one you deleted in shame and embarrassment.



----or--- how about this ignorant gem..........



 "Sucks to not have a tax-free private connection, don't (sic) it loser?"   posted on 06/01/14



Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@pokeyinla42 @brianguy Take a look at where the measles and whooping cough and tuberculosis outbreaks have been. Not in Santa Moncia or any other SWPL community. Not in Coto de Caza.


In Imperial Valley and other heavily immigrant areas -- that's where.

Debaser7
Debaser7

@pokeyinla42 @brianguy Got it.  Expressing an opinion against illegal immigratoin is being racist.  That's pathetic.  Each of the points brianguy mentioned are legit.  Your knee jerk reaction of calling it racist tells me all I'll ever need to know about any other posts by you.  And as for your irrational (and it is irrational) fear about catching diseases from un-vaccinated white people, that's a prima facie case of racism.  Citizens of this country get innoculations and vaccines, regardless of the color of their skin, you racist fuck.

brianguy
brianguy

@MatthewTCoker @brianguy OK I appreciate your response and candor.  willing to agree not jump to conclusions (except there was at one time, something inside that boat and at least some of these were persons i.e. not an unmanned craft).  just like to get as many facts as possible and/or make sure these things aren't just conveniently glossed over in the interest of trying to make a point.  now, more swift boats plz.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @20ftjesus 

Thank you for bringing up "The Bieb"...I'd like to know why the hell he doesn't get deported. He likes to thumb his nose at our laws on a regular basis.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Suddenly it becomes clear, appreciate the clarification.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@fishingblues @Mitchell_Young Uh, eventually they get a 'pathway to citizenship' and vote. Even if they don't, they are poor, their kids are generally poor, and their instacitizen kids vote.


That's all assuming that our voting had any safeguards to prevent the ineligible from voting. We know that isn't the case. (Unlike Mexico, where you have to have a special photo-ID for voting. Just like in immigration policy, Mexicans behave like, you know, they are a real country which pursues the interests of their citizens).

pokeyinla42
pokeyinla42

Debaser, why so vulgar? Did I touch your racist nerves?

pokeyinla42
pokeyinla42

Debaser you argue like a child. Your opinion can't be wrong because of the issue? Seriously. You're saying that you are automatically not a racist because of your opinion? Are you mental? My 12 year nephew argues just like you. The fact that you're so pissed I called you a racist seems to be validate my opinion. Be honest Debaser, how many non white folks are your friends? Two maybe?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Debaser7 "Expressing an opinion against illegal immigratoin [sic] is being racist."


No, being a lowlife bigoted racist is being racist.


Hiding behind the immigration issue doesn't change the fact that you're a lowlife bigoted racist.



pokeyinla42
pokeyinla42

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he less savage than the other savages.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle  ... because hypocritical bigoted Americunts only despise Mexican immigrants, not wealthy white immigrants who habitually commit crimes in the U$A

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young @fishingblues


If it helps, I think the 'citizen's clause' of the 14th Amendment needs to be repealed.  It has outlived its usefulness and is now simply abused. 


(Careful what you say about Libertarians. We are quite obviously much smarter than you.)

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 


Do you mean, do I believe that you are an ignorant little piss-ant?  Than YES I do.


I call the worst of the blithering idiots on the left "shit-stain", but it seems to fit you the best.  

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishwithoutbicycle I'd be perfectly fine with deporting the Bieb. Of course, LA needs every taxpayer it can get to pay for its millions of illiterate, low skilled Latin-American immigrants, so Garcetti is probably running interference for Justin.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young 

Not really. It's still a derogatory term for a woman's vagina...regardless of what rich and varied history the word supposedly has. I wouldn't think "Ameridicks" instead of "Americunts" was acceptable either.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


Golly stinky, you're so educated, but only on worthless things.  Takes a cunt to know a cunt, right stinky?   

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 


Gosh stinky, you're soooooo smooth.

That was the old 3rd grade "It's not me, it's you" defense.


Well played --- for a fucking eight year old.

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