BILL COSBY WAS THE LAST GREAT BLACK HOPE OF BLACK AMERICA

AND HE FAILED THE ETERNAL TEST

AND AS LIFE GOES ON

ALL THE BLACK HEROES FAIL AND FALL IN PUBLIC DISGRACE BECAUSE BLACK MEN ARE ESSENTIALLY SHIT

NOT TALKING ABOUT THEIR COLOR

I’M TALKING ABOUT THEIR LUST AND GREED AND HATRED OF WHITE PEOPLE

AND BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE THEY RAPE

THEY MURDER AND THEY PEDOPHILE

ALL THE BIG HEROES WHO ARE BLACK MEN IN SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & OTHER PROMINENT BUSINESSES WHERE A LOT OF MONEY IS MADE

HAVE FALLEN FROM THEIR HIGH PERCHES

ENNIS CROSBY, THE 26 YEAR OLD ONLY SON OF BILL CROSBY DIED IN A ROBBERY THAT WENT NO WHERE AND THAT WAS

KARMA REELING HER HEAD ON HIS ASS AND HE WAS BROKEN AFTER THAT KID DIED

BUT I WONDER IF HE HAD LIVED, WOULD ENNIS HAVE HAD THAT SAME URGE TO RAPE?

MOST OF THE VICTIMS WERE OVER THE YEARS AND MOST OF THEM WHITE WOMEN OR MULTICULTURAL

AND YOUNG

DON’T FORGET THAT NIGGER COSBY LOVED THEM YOUNG

AND DRUGGED

NONE OF THESE WOMEN KNEW EACH OTHER BUT THEY ALL HAVE SIMILAR STORIES

You may think I’m enjoying this whole thing

Well you’d be right.

I am enjoying Cosby’s fall to hell

He had it coming for a very long time.

I have heard stories about Cosby since the 80s but

I’m just surprised that it took THIS LONG to OUT THIS NIGGER.

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THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS HOW

THE GREAT BLACK HOPE – FALLS

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

November 22 at 9:07 PM    

They didn’t see a comedian. They saw the “king of the world.”

Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ’70s Hollywood scene, a mega-star with the power to make somebodies out of nobodies.

He partied with Hugh Hefner and was a regular at the magazine mogul’s Playboy Mansion bacchanals. He co-owned a restaurant and hit the hottest clubs. He sizzled.

Those wild, largely forgotten days clash with the avuncular image that has been Cosby’s most enduring impression on American culture. And they have been jarringly cast in a wholly different light as a torrent of women have told — and in some cases retold — graphic, highly detailed stories of alleged abuse by Cosby.

Sixteen women have publicly stated that Cosby, now 77, sexually assaulted them, with 12 saying he drugged them first and another saying he tried to drug her. The Washington Post has interviewed five of those women, including a former Playboy Playmate who has never spoken publicly about her allegations. The women agreed to speak on the record and to have their identities revealed. The Post also has reviewed court records that shed light on the accusations of a former director of women’s basketball operations at Temple University who assembled 13 “Jane Doe” accusers in 2005 to testify on her behalf about their allegations against Cosby.

The accusations, some of which Cosby has denied and others he has declined to discuss, span the arc of the comedy legend’s career, from his pioneering years as the first black star of a network television drama in 1965 to the mid-2000s, when Cosby was firmly entrenched as an elder statesman of the entertainment industry, a scolding public conscience of the African American community and a philanthropist. They also span a monumental generational shift in perceptions — from the sexually unrestrained ’60s to an era when the idea of date rape is well understood.

The saga of the abuse allegations is set in locales that speak to Cosby’s wealth and fame: a Hollywood-studio bungalow, a chauffeured limousine, luxury hotels, a New York City brownstone. But it also stretches into unexpected places, such as an obscure Denver talent agency that referred two of Cosby’s future accusers to the star for mentoring.

The allegations are strung together by perceptible patterns that appear and reappear with remarkable consistency: mostly young, white women without family nearby; drugs offered as palliatives; resistance and pursuit; accusers worrying that no one would believe them; lifelong trauma. There is also a pattern of intense response by Cosby’s team of attorneys and publicists, who have used the media and the courts to attack the credibility of his accusers.

Martin Singer, an attorney for Cosby, issued a statement Friday defending his client and assailing the news media.

“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity,” he said. “These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.

“Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.

“This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end? It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”

During an interview on Friday with Florida Today, Cosby said: “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact-check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”

If his accusers are to be believed, the earliest allegations against Cosby remained hidden for decades, private artifacts of an era when women were less likely to publicly accuse men they knew of sexual misdeeds and society was less likely to believe them. But they have flared periodically throughout the past nine years, both because of changing attitudes and, particularly over the past month, because of social media’s ability to transform a story into a viral phenomenon almost impossible to suppress or control.

The allegations represent a stunning reshaping of Cosby’s legacy. Cosby built his fame on a family-friendly comedic persona. He has lectured black youths about proper behavior. He has been honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom and been lauded for making the largest donation ever by an African American to a historically black college, Spelman College in Atlanta.

But since the avalanche of accusations this month, there has been mostly thundering silence from his longtime allies. An exception is Weldon Latham, a prominent Washington attorney and Cosby friend. He noted in an interview with The Post that his friend has never been charged with a crime and wondered whether “some of the women coming out now, seem to be making it up.”

“What you’re hearing is clearly not the entire truth, and how much of it is true, you have no idea,” Latham said.

“I’m pained,” said Virginia Ali, owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street in Washington, which Cosby has frequented since he was 21. “He has been part of the family for many, many years. I’ve always found him a very kind, generous person. I like to say he shares his humanity.”

The influential producers of “The Cosby Show,” the ’80s sitcom that made Cosby famous as a family man, issued a brief statement. “These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension,” Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner said Thursday.

Cosby was on the verge of what appeared to be a comeback this year, butprojects scheduled for NBC and Netflix have been postponed or canceled in the fallout. Several of Cosby’s upcoming comedy shows have been canceled, but when he took the stage Friday in Melbourne, Fla., he received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd.

Joan Tarshis alleges that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a young comedy writer in 1969. (McKenna Ewen and Matt Moyer/The Washington Post)
The writer

Americans who sat in front of their television sets on Sept. 15, 1965, had never seen anything like Alexander Scott, the jet-setting international spy. Black stars had appeared on their screens before but never in a leading role, and this one happened to be a 28-year-old comic who just three years earlier had dropped out of Temple University.

The reaction to Cosby’s breakthrough as a co-star appearing on equal footing with a white actor, Robert Culp, reflected a nation still haltingly emerging from its segregationist past. Some Southern television stations banned the program because of Cosby’s prominent role, but much of the nation embraced it, making “I Spy” a hit.

“At Howard University, we used to go wild when we saw a soul brother with a gun allowed to shoot back,” Latham once said.

The Hollywood establishment went wild, too, awarding lead-actor Emmys to Cosby in all three seasons that the program aired.

Soon he would have his own program (“The Bill Cosby Show”) and all the trappings that went along with it, including his own Hollywood-studio bungalow. A teenage comedy writer named Joan Tarshis was more than thrilled to get an invite to that private hideaway in 1969.

Tarshis was only 19, but she had already written monologues for Godfrey Cambridge, one of a handful of nationally prominent black comedians in the mid- and late-1960s, she said in an interview with The Post. But getting to hang out with Cosby was almost like taking an express elevator to the penthouse without stopping at the upper floors.

Cosby was a familiar face on the party circuit, knocking around with Hefner, author Shel Silverstein and John Dante, the second-in-command at Playboy, according to “Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream,” by Steven Watts.

“Hef and his three buddies loved to fly up to [Playboy’s resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva], catch a show, and throw a party for the Bunnies and performers,” Watts wrote.

Cosby was also hitting it big with comedy records, though in hindsight one of his riffs seems particularly insensitive. On his 1969 record, “It’s True! It’s True!,” Cosby joked about drugging women with Spanish Fly, a purported aphrodisiac. Cosby tells the story of a character who convinced him of its powers by recounting how he had slipped some into the drink of a woman named “Crazy Mary.” After that, Cosby said, he’d “go to a party, see five girls standing alone” and think, “Boy, if I had a whole jug of Spanish Fly I’d light that corner up over there.” The audience roars with laughter.

At a lunch at Cosby’s bungalow, Tarshis recalled, he urged her to mix a beer with her bloody mary.

“We call that a redeye,” she said he told her.

Cosby invited her to the set of his new show, and then went back to his bungalow to work on some jokes about earthquakes, since Los Angeles had recently been hit by tremors.

“I said, ‘Sure!’ ” recalled Tarshis, who first disclosed her accusations this month in a column for the Web site Hollywood Elsewhere. “I mean, I had written for Godfrey Cambridge and now I was going to write for Bill Cosby!”

In the bungalow, Tarshis said, Cosby made her another redeye. “I don’t know what was in that drink, but it knocked me out. The next thing I remember after having that drink was waking up on his couch,” she said. “I was really foggy. He was trying to take my underwear off.”

She tried to talk her way out of an unwanted sexual encounter, she said. She made up a story about having a genital infection.

“‘If you have sex with me, your wife will know,’ ” she recalled telling him. “He didn’t miss a beat. He knew exactly how to respond. He made me give him oral sex. It was pretty horrible.”

She told no one. Instead, she went home to Brooklyn.

A few weeks later, Cosby called her house and spoke to her mother, who had no idea what had allegedly happened on that couch in the bungalow, Tarshis said. Cosby told Tarshis’s mother that he wanted to take her daughter to the Westbury Music Fair on Long Island to hear him deliver a monologue to which Tarshis had made a small writing contribution.

“She was over the moon,” Tarshis said of her mother. “She was so excited.”

Looking back through the prism of four decades, Tarshis, now 66, wonders why she went. “I didn’t know how to handle it,” she said. “I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in a theater. It’s going to be safe.’ I didn’t see any way out.”

A limousine picked her up at her mother’s and took her to Cosby’s New York hotel room at the Sherry-Netherland, Tarshis recalled. Tarshis — who has acknowledged having a drinking problem but says she has been sober since 1988 — remembered being “nervous and uncomfortable.” She had a drink with him to calm down because she was so uneasy about being in his presence after the first alleged assault, she said. By the time they got to the theater, she was feeling so unsteady that she had to leave, she said. She asked the limousine driver to take her back to the car. She lay down.

“The next thing I know, I’m in his hotel room, in his bed, naked,” Tarshis said.

She said she believed he had sexually assaulted her.

“My first thought was, ‘How do I get out of here?’ ” she said. “Also, ‘How do I get out of here safely?’ I didn’t want to aggravate him. I didn’t know what he’d do.”

John Milward, a freelance reporter and author, confirmed that Tarshis told him about her Cosby allegations in the early 1980s, though he never wrote about them. And, Tarshis said, she never contacted the police.

“Who was going to believe me?” she said. “If he was a regular joe, I might have done something.”

One of Cosby’s attorneys, John Schmitt, issued a statement this past week saying that repeating old allegations “does not make them true.”


Click on the image to read a compilation of significant personal and professional events, including the allegations of sexual assault that have recently become public.
The waitress

She wanted an adventure. With high school graduation behind her, Linda Traitz and a group of friends left Miami Beach in 1969 to see what it would be like to live in California.

She took a job as a waitress. It wasn’t about the job; it was about the place, a place filled with stars, a place that glittered.

Traitz worked at Cafe Figaro, a West Hollywood spot that was notable, in part, because of Cosby, who co-owned it and made it his hangout for business meetings.

“I was young and star-struck,” Traitz, now 63, recalled in an interview with The Post.

Traitz’s year of ad­ven­ture coincided with Cosby’s emergence as a solo phenomenon. He was no longer Culp’s co-star or merely a clever comic; he was showing he could do it all: conceive, write and act. NBC debuted an animated TV movie version of his brainchild, “Fat Albert.” His situation comedy, “The Bill Cosby Show,” launched, and he was about to win his fourth Emmy for a television special he headlined. He even did a Crest toothpaste ad. Everything he touched glistened.

In the midst of all that, Traitz said, Cosby chatted her up one day at his restaurant and offered a ride home. She could not have imagined saying anything but yes.

The minutiae of that day are carved into her mind. She even remembers what she was wearing: a long “hippie days” peasant skirt. She climbed into Cosby’s Rolls Royce and he suggested they drive out to the beach, Traitz recalled. Once they parked at the beach, he opened a briefcase, she said.

“It had assorted sections in it, with pills and tablets in it, different colors arranged and assorted into compartments,” she recalled. “He offered me pills and said it would help me to relax, and I kept refusing but he kept offering.”

Cosby “lunged” at her, she said, “grabbed my chest, grabbed me in the front all over.”

“I was crying and horrified,” she said. She broke free, she said, and tumbled out of the car. She ran down the beach with Cosby in pursuit, but she tripped on that long peasant skirt and fell onto the sand, she said.

Cosby agreed to take her home. Her skirt was torn. Walking back to the car, they passed a block filled with shops. Cosby bought her a new skirt, she said.

They rode in silence. “He froze me out,” she said. He never tried anything again, she said, but Traitz could not keep the incident to herself. She told her co-workers and her family what happened at the time. She decided not to go to the police.

“It was a different time,” her brother, Jim Traitz, told The Post. “We all also knew this was a really big guy with a big PR operation and lawyers, and that he could crush us — that he would crush us — and her.”

Life has not been easy for Linda Traitz, who has a history of drug addiction. In the past decade, she has amassed a criminal record with multiple convictions, mostly related to prescription drugs, according to Florida court records. She received a five-year prison term, serving from 2008 to 2012.

“I know there will be people who are going to say: ‘You have a drug problem. Why should we believe you?’ ” she said of her decision to go public now.

Just as the allegations against Cosby span generational shifts in attitudes about what constitutes out-of-bounds behavior, they also span historic shifts in how information is disseminated. At the time when Traitz alleges Cosby assaulted her, there was no such thing as social media.

But this month, two events compelled her to make a public statement. First, the comedian Hannibal Buress touched off a social-media frenzy by asking an audience at one of his shows to Google “Bill Cosby rapist.” Then, on Nov. 13, The Post published a first-person account by another accuser,Barbara Bowman. Traitz, furious about the attacks on Bowman and other Cosby accusers, posted her story on Facebook.

Singer, Cosby’s attorney, called Traitz “the latest example of people coming out of the woodwork with unsubstantiated or fabricated stories about my client.”

He added, “There was no briefcase of drugs and the story is absurd.”

Victoria Valentino alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1970, shortly after the death of her young son.​ (Jorge Ribas and Ann Johansson/The Washington Post)
The Playmates

Victoria Valentino was living what appeared to be a version of the Hollywood dream. Playboy magazine picked her as Playmate of the Month for September 1963 when she was just 19. The next year, she helped open the original Playboy Club as a bunny on the Sunset Strip on New Year’s Eve.

But by the end of the decade, she had drifted away from those glitzy heights, she recalled in an interview with The Post. In September 1969, her 6-year-old son, Tony, had drowned in a swimming pool. She battled a deep depression, she recalled.

Francesca Emerson, a fellow Playboy bunny who befriended Valentino at the Playboy Club, sensed her despondency. Emerson, who is black, said she was one of the first “chocolate Bunnies” of the 1960s and had trained Valentino in her role as a “Bunny instructor.”

Emerson had a plan to lift Valentino’s spirits. “I want you to meet my friend, Bill Cosby,” she said.

Emerson and Cosby had hit it off at the Playboy Club. “He always gave me $100 tips, and he tried to get me to come down to the studio to read for his show, but I was always so nervous.”

After Emerson lost her job at the club in 1968, she said, a chauffeur arrived at her home and handed her an envelope. Inside was $1,000 and a note. “This is for you so you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. Love, Cos,” Emerson said it read.

“That’s the Bill Cosby I knew,” Emerson said. “He was a perfect gentleman.”

She said she introduced her “stunning” friend Valentino to Cosby in January 1970 at Cafe Figaro. Weeks later, she said, she met Cosby there again. Valentino said she was with her friend and roommate at the time, an aspiring actress named Meg Foster. She said Cosby offered to pay for massages for the women at a local spa and then sent a limousine to pick them up for dinner.

Valentino said they had dinner at a restaurant called Sneaky Pete’s. They ordered steaks and wine, and toward the end of dinner, Valentino said, Cosby offered her and Foster red pills.

“He was trying to cheer me up, and he stuck a pill in my mouth,” she said. “He said, ‘This will make us all feel better.’ ”

She and Foster each took a pill, and Cosby did, too, she said.

“We were slurring words. I couldn’t function,” she recalled, adding that Cosby said he would take them home but instead drove them to an apartment in the hills above the Chateau Marmont hotel. Valentino said Cosby wanted to show them some memorabilia from “I Spy.”

Once inside, Valentino said, Foster passed out. The room was spinning, and Valentino said she remembered feeling as if she was going to throw up. She said she saw Cosby sitting in a love seat near Foster and she noticed that he had an erection.

“I reached out, grabbing him, trying to get his attention, trying to distract him,” Valentino said. “He came over to me and sat down on the love seat and opened his fly and grabbed my head and pushed my head down. And then he turned me over. It was like a waking nightmare.”

She protested but could not stop him, she said. Cosby slipped out alone, telling Valentino to call a cab if she wanted to go home, she said.

Valentino said she never called the police. “What kind of credibility did I have?” she said. “In those days, it was always the rape victim who wound up being victimized. You didn’t want to go to the police. That’s the last thing you wanted to do back then.”

She was too embarrassed to tell most of her friends, but she did tell Emerson — the woman who had introduced her to Cosby.

Emerson, who lives in Australia, confirmed Valentino’s recollection in an interview with The Post.

“I remember she said that he had drugged her and she came to and he was trying to rape Meg and she pulled him off,” Emerson said. “But I feel devastated that I didn’t do anything or say anything.”

Foster, an actress known for roles in TV shows such as “Cagney and Lacey” and movies including “The Osterman Weekend,” declined an interview request.

About 10 years ago, Valentino was contacted by another former Playboy Playmate, Charlotte Kemp, Miss December 1982, who said she was writing a book called “Centerfold Memories.”

In an interview, Kemp — whose real last name is Helmkamp — said she videotaped an interview with Valentino during which she talked about her alleged encounter with Cosby. Helmkamp said the account she gave matches the account Valentino provided to The Post.

Valentino, now 71, said she decided to come forward after seeing Bowman’s allegations in The Post.

“Every time I hear his name mentioned and see him getting an honorary doctorate and see him as this father figure, it makes me nauseated,” Valentino said. “It’s so humiliating. Forty-four years later it makes me feel shameful.”

When contacted by The Post about Valentino’s allegations, Cosby’s attorney responded by issuing the broad denial to the recent accusations.

The protege

He liked to watch her brush her hair, Tamara Green recalled. Cosby would sit and watch her pull the brush through her long, thick blond locks as she sang lyrics made famous by the sultry, smoky-voiced jazz great Julie London.

“You need to be taught. You need to be groomed,” Green remembered him telling her.

Green was in her early 20s when she met Cosby through a mutual friend, a Los Angeles doctor, she said. “He was king of the world,” Green said in an interview with The Post. “Full of himself. ‘I Spy.’ Man about town.”

When Green met Cosby — in 1969 or 1970, she said — she was doing some modeling and singing. Los Angeles felt like the host of one long, awesome party. Knowing Cosby made it even more awesome.

“We slept all day and were up all night,” Green said.

It was a “very hippie-dippy, very free-love” time, Green said. The big shots in her circle of celebrity friends kept “stables of girls,” Green said. “They had a total disrespect for the girls.” Green did not want to be Cosby’s girl.

Cosby poses with comedian Phyllis Diller at Hollywood’s Cocoanut Grove in the mid-1960s. (Murray Garrett/Getty Images)

Cosby won the first of three consecutive Emmys for his role in “I Spy” in 1966. He was the first black actor to win an Emmy for a leading role in a television series. (Associated Press)

Green went to work for Cosby in the early 1970s, she said. She was supposed to be raising money from investors for a new club Cosby intended to open.

She called Cosby one day to say she was feeling sick and was going to go home. He told her she would feel better if she ate something and invited her to join him at Cafe Figaro, she said. When she arrived, he gave her some red and gray pills, saying they were over-the-counter decongestants, she recalled.

Cosby drove Green to her apartment and she started to feel woozy, she said. “I remember him being all smarmy: ‘Let me help you take off all your clothes,’ ” she recalled.

“I couldn’t control my body. I couldn’t run,” Green recalled. “. . . He was naked. I was naked on my bed. His hands were all over me.”

Cosby penetrated her vagina with his fingers and fondled his penis in front of her, Green said. She screamed in protest, she said. “You’re going to have to kill me,” she remembers telling him. But he would not stop, she said, until she managed to upend a table lamp.

Cosby tossed down two $100 bills as he left, a gesture that Green took as a deep insult, she said. She did not think of herself as a girl who could be bought, but she felt helpless to do anything. She feared Cosby’s power. But there was another thing that she fretted about. Her young brother was dying from cystic fibrosis, and the day after the alleged incident, Cosby visited him at the children’s hospital where he was being treated, showing up with gifts and entertaining the other young patients, Green said. Her brother adored the star, and knowing Cosby gave him a certain cache in the hospital ward and garnered him extra attention from nurses in his final days, she said. She worried about jeopardizing all that.

Green, now 66, went on to become an attorney and got married. She is retired in Southern California, where she grapples with Parkinson’s disease and with the echoes of that long-ago alleged incident. She said she is forever checking the perimeter of her home. She still sleeps in her clothes.

Another Cosby attorney, Walter M. Phillips Jr., called Green’s allegations “absolutely false.”

“Mr. Cosby does not know the name Tamara Green or Tamara Lucier [her maiden name] and the incident she describes did not happen,” Phillips said in a statement issued this past week. He said it was “irresponsible” to publish an “uncorroborated story of an incident that is alleged to have happened thirty years ago.”

Cosby’s legal team has also questioned Green’s credibility because her law license was suspended in 2004. Green said that the suspension resulted from an overdraft related to her depositing a retainer check in the wrong account and that her license was reinstated.

Cosby’s team has also used legal-ethics issues to question the credibility of a more recent accuser who is now a lawyer — Louisa Moritz, an actress who appeared in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” On Thursday, Moritz told the Web site TMZ that Cosby forced her to have oral sex in a dressing room of “The Tonight Show” in 1971. Singer, Cosby’s attorney, questioned her credibility because she had been disciplined by the California State Bar last year in a dispute over a legal fee.

Cosby and his future wife, Camille, met on a blind date in 1963 in Washington. They were married the next year. He was 26, and she was 19. They are pictured here at Cocoanut Grove in 1967. (Max B. Miller/Fotos International via Getty Images)

Cosby and his wife early this month. Throughout his 1989 book, “Love and Marriage,” he paints his wife as ruler of the roost, and he has said he modeled the TV character of Clair Huxtable on Camille. Like the TV characters, the couple had five children. (Evan Vucci/AP)

His wife

In 1971, seven years after their wedding, Cosby’s wife, Camille, remained committed to making their marriage work despite the distractions of Hollywood. They had met on a blind date at a bowling alley in the spring of 1963. He was a 25-year-old comedian who was in Washington for a gig at the Shadows, a small club in Georgetown. She was a teenage University of Maryland student.

The parents of Camille Hanks worried she was too young. But the couple — whose early dates often ended at Ben’s Chili Bowl — began a long-distance relationship when Cosby returned to New York. The next year, Camille dropped out of college and her parents reluctantly gave their blessing to their 19-year-old daughter’s marriage.

The ceremony, performed by Father Carl Dianda, was held in a large multipurpose hall at a Catholic church in Olney, Md.

“They were well matched,” Dianda, who had three premarital meetings in the rectory with the young couple, said in an interview with The Post. “She was one of the most beautiful in that parish,” Dianda said, recalling that Cosby introduced himself to the priest by handing him one of his comedic records.

Their move to Los Angeles as Cosby’s career rocketed in the mid- and late-1960s required adjustments. “All of a sudden we were successful people,” Camille Cosby recalled in an interview with Stephanie Stokes Oliver of Essence. “All of a sudden we had money coming in, and it changed our lives.”

It’s unclear how much Camille knew about her husband’s activities during the Los Angeles years. Six of the sexual-abuse allegations against Cosby date to that period — Tarshis, Traitz, Green, Valentino and two other women: Carla Ferrigno, the future wife of “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno, told KFI Radio that Cosby tried to assault her at his house in 1967. And Kristina Ruehli, now a 71-year-old grandmother of eight, told Philadelphia Magazine that she believes Cosby drugged her two years earlier and forced her to perform oral sex on him when she awoke.

By 1971, the couple decided they needed to make a change. Camille would move with their three children to Shelburne Falls, Mass., and Cosby would shuttle between Los Angeles, where he would continue working, and the new family home. Camille wanted to extract her family from the toxic Hollywood culture that she felt had facilitated her husband’s “selfish” behavior, according to a biography of Cosby by former Newsweek managing editor Mark Whitaker that was published this month.

The move gave Cosby an opportunity to live a kind of double life, Whitaker writes. In the East, Cosby was a family man studying for his PhD at the University of Massachusetts, raising money for Temple University scholarships and making a documentary about convicts seeking redemption. In the West, he could revel in “self-indulgence,” Whitaker writes. Later, Cosby would have a long run of comedy shows in Las Vegas, still far from his family. “After his second show was done, he could often be found playing blackjack or craps into the wee hours, betting thousands of dollars as well-liquored men and flirtatious women egged him on,” Whitaker wrote.

With his wife more than 3,000 miles away, Cosby began an affair with Shawn Berkes, a secretary he met at a Los Angeles nightclub. Berkes later confronted Cosby and said that she had given birth to his child.

The timing of that confrontation seems to coincide with a “turning point” at the 10-year mark in the Cosby marriage that was mentioned many years later by Camille Cosby in an interview. She told Oprah Winfrey that she and her husband had weathered some “selfish” behavior but opted to recommit to their relationship.

In a court case more than two decades after Cosby’s affair, he testified that he paid $100,000 to keep his extramarital relationship secret. Berkes’s daughter — Autumn Jackson, who was by then an adult — would serve a prison term for extortion. Camille Cosby made it clear in her Winfrey interview that she was aware of the affair long before the extortion attempt.

By the 1970s, Cosby’s career had slowed. His 1972 comedy-variety show lasted one season, and by 1974 he was turning to corporate advertising deals, including one that would define him almost as much as any television role he had played: serving as a television spokesman for Jell-O.

With his career in a lull, Cosby renewed his pledges to his family. When he turned 40 in 1977, he vowed to “cut back” his “playboy ways,” according to the Whitaker biography. He would focus on his family and children.

Throughout Cosby’s 1989 book, “Love and Marriage,” he paints his wife as ruler of the roost, and has said he modeled the TV character of Clair Huxtable on Camille, who was also a graceful mother of five. But unlike Clair, a successful lawyer, for many years Camille did not have a career outside the home.

Their family life, however, was not the stuff of television sitcoms. Erinn Cosby, the family’s second-oldest daughter, was estranged from her father in the late 1980s. Bill Cosby told the Los Angeles Times: “She can’t come here. She’s not a person you can trust.” The family blamed the separation on drugs, which Erinn later denied.

Barbara Bowman writes in Post Everything that she is certain Bill Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a teenage actor in the 1980s. (Erin O’Connor and McKenna Ewen/The Washington Post)
The agency

Jo Farrell pursued clients so relentlessly that she became known as the “Red-headed Barracuda.” She operated her JF Images talent agency far from Hollywood in Denver, but she wielded such clout that she could make or break careers.

Farrell plays one of the more unusual roles in the decades-long drama of Cosby and his accusers. She referred two women to Cosby who later alleged he sexually abused them: Barbara Bowman and Beth Ferrier.

Farrell is now 83 and suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to her daughter, Kathleen, who said in a recent interview with The Post that her mother retired five years ago and knew nothing about the claims of sexual abuse until they appeared in People magazine in 2006. “It’s mind-boggling,” Jo Farrell told the magazine at the time. “I don’t set up interviews in bars. Here I am pulled in on this, and it makes me sad because my reputation has always been golden in this city.”

Farrell’s relationship to Cosby dates back decades. She first met him at the Turn of the Century nightclub, which was near her talent agency. Kathleen Farrell said Cosby worked with a number of the agency’s young female clients through the years, taking them on outings and asking them to auditions. She said she had heard allegations that other men — photographers and bookers — had abused actresses. But she said her mother never mentioned any complaints about Cosby. If she had heard complaints, she said, her mother would have severed her relationship with Cosby “to protect the girls.”

“Nobody ever addressed with her that there was an issue,” Kathleen Farrell said. “She’s a mother hen; she would have addressed it.”

Farrell discovered Bowman, then 13, at a 1980 beauty pageant.

“She pulled me over and said, ‘What’s your name?’ ” Bowman, now 47, recalled in an interview. “She said I looked like a movie star. That was quite a compliment for a scrawny little kid trying to make it. . . . I was feeling really glamorous.”

She said Cosby came to town in 1984 and Farrell took Bowman, now 17, to a comedy club for an audition. Bowman said she prepared a monologue and performed before one of the most famous comedians in the country in a small conference room tucked away inside the comedy club.

But she made an impression. Both Farrell and Cosby gushed that she was destined for big things in the business and advised that she move to New York, where she could hone her craft. Cosby also brought her to the New York set of “The Cosby Show.”

“That was the bait: the promise of an audition, being seen and adored by a big name,” Bowman said. “And he enjoyed knowing that people knew he was the one who was discovering hot new talent.

She said she was “terrified” of Cosby and Farrell. “They isolated me and made me totally dependent on them,” she said.

At the time, Cosby was in the process of becoming the biggest television star in the world. “The Cosby Show” had debuted the year before, introducing viewers to his career-defining role as Cliff Huxtable.

“At a time when the situation comedy was supposed to be moribund on television, ‘The Cosby Show’ has leapt to No. 1 in a single season,” New York Times critic John J. Connor wrote in May 1985. “At a time when blacks were once again being considered ratings liabilities by benighted television executives, the middle-class Huxtables have become the most popular family in the United States. And at a time when so many comedians are toppling into a kind of smutty permissiveness, Mr. Cosby is making the nation laugh by paring ordinary life to its extraordinary essentials. It is indeed a truly nice development.”

Bowman said she saw an entirely different persona from the one Cosby played on television. Once, while at his brownstone in New York City, she said she blacked out after one glass of wine and awoke to find herself wearing nothing but her underpants and a man’s T-shirt.

In another alleged incident in Atlantic City, she said Cosby pinned her down on a hotel bed while she screamed for help and he struggled to pull down his pants.

“I furiously tried to wrestle from his grasp until he eventually gave up,” she said in an interview with The Post.

Cosby called her “a baby,” Bowman said, then he told her to go home to Denver.

At first, Bowman said she was in denial that the alleged assaults had taken place. She then convinced herself that she did what she needed to do to make it in the entertainment business. She said she also became financially dependent on Cosby and her agent.

“They were subsidizing me in New York until I started booking jobs,” she said.

When asked why she did not come forward sooner, Bowman said she did not think anyone would believe her.

Cosby’s attorneys had previously called her claims “absolutely untrue.”

In the years after the alleged assault of Bowman, Cosby rose to heights that were almost unimaginable. In 1987, “The Cosby Show” went into syndication, and within five years it had pulled in $1 billion in syndication fees, with hundreds of millions reportedly going to Cosby.

By 1992, Camille had earned a doctorate in education. She would go on to produce an award-winning play and co-found a project to preserve African American history. Still, her professional interests melded with husband’s. Much of Camille’s work stems from research for her dissertation, which focused on the impact negative images of black people on television have on the self-perception of young blacks.

The rest of the decade would produce some of the most painful moments for Cosby and his family. In 1997, he endured the revelation of his long-secret affair with Berkes, whose name was then Shawn Upshaw. But his world was shaken by the murder of his 28-year-old son, Ennis Cosby, during an attempted robbery on a Los Angeles freeway in January 1997.

Camille Cosby paired those two signal moments in a poignant and sometimes biting editorial published by USA Today in 1997.

Less than a month after her son’s death, she wrote, “Ennis William Cosby did not have a mother. I was a nonentity, an un-person. Yet, when my husband made his more than famous confession to the public about a brief 1970s liaison, my name was printed everywhere. Suddenly, I became well known; not as an intelligent person, but for reasons obviously undesirable.”

Of her marriage, she wrote: “Bill and I were very young when we married; he was 26, I was 19. We had to mature, we had to learn the definition of unselfish love, and we did. When we committed to each other wholeheartedly years ago, our marriage became healthy and solid. Also, we blossomed as individuals. Our marriage encompasses mutual love, respect, trust and communication. Sound relationships must have positive reciprocity; they can’t be one-sided and strong.”

The lawsuit

Andrea Constand was stressed. She held down a big job at Temple University as operations director of the women’s basketball team. But she wanted career advice, according to court documents in a 2005 civil suit that Constand filed against Cosby. She decided to confide in a man who had not only become her close friend but was also Temple royalty.

Cosby had attended Temple before dropping out in the early 1960s to pursue his comedy career, but he had remained in close contact with his hometown university, serving on the board of trustees since the early 1980s.

Constand became friends with Cosby a year after her arrival on the Philadelphia campus in 2001. They sometimes dined alone together, according to court records.

In January 2004, court records state, Cosby invited Andrea Constand to his home (photographed this past week) in Cheltenham, Pa., outside Philadelphia. Constand alleged that Cosby offered her three blue pills and, when they took effect, sexually assaulted her. (Jim Graham/For The Washington Post)

Temple University says Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual-assault allegations against him. Cosby had attended Temple before dropping out in the early 1960s but has remained in close contact with his hometown university. (Matt Rourke/AP)

In January 2004, the records state, Cosby invited her to his home in suburban Philadelphia. Constand alleges that Cosby offered her three blue pills. He said they were an herbal medication and would relax her, according to her court filing; she hesitated but finally took his advice.

Within a short period of time, her “knees began to shake, her limbs felt immobile, she felt dizzy and weak, and she began to feel only barely conscious,” Constand’s attorneys wrote.

Constand accused Cosby of leading her to a sofa, then touching “her breasts and vaginal area.” She said he “rubbed his penis against her hand, and digitally penetrated her,” the court records state.

All the while, she “remained in a semi-conscious state,” her attorneys wrote.

Constand said she lost consciousness afterward until 4 a.m., when she awoke “feeling raw in and around her vaginal area,” the court records state. Also, “her clothes and undergarments were in disarray,” according to the records.

When she awoke, there was Cosby, she said. He was in his bathrobe, the court records state. She said she left.

According to court records, Cosby said he and Constand spent time together, but his attorneys denied the claims that he drugged and assaulted her. He said he had merely given her 11/2 tablets of Benadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine.

In Cosby’s account of his evening with Constand during the court case, he denied appearing in only his bathrobe and he said he gave her a “homemade blueberry muffin and a cup of hot tea,” according to court records.

Constand, now 41, went on to leave her job at Temple, moving back to her native Canada. One year later, in January 2005, she filed a complaint against Cosby with a police department in Ontario.

That complaint was followed by a criminal inquiry in Montgomery County, Pa. Law enforcement officials interviewed Constand and Cosby.

“I thought, in my gut, that she was telling the truth,” Bruce L. Castor Jr., the Montgomery County district attorney at the time, said in a recent interview with The Post. “I was absolutely certain that she believed that Cosby had taken advantage of her, but there were not enough details.”

Castor lacked physical evidence, and he thought any possible case would be hampered by the long delay in filing a complaint. In February 2005, he announced that he would not be prosecuting Cosby.

After the 2005 criminal case was resolved, Cosby resumed a tough-love tour he had put on hold when news of Constand’s allegations broke. The national tour consisted of free speeches where large audiences gathered to hear Cosby speak about the failures of black parents and black youths. He had been ridiculing African American politicians, accusing them of too often blaming “systematic racism” for his community’s problems.

But the next month, Cosby’s own actions were again scrutinized. And this time, it would not be just one woman pointing a finger at him. Constand’s civil lawsuit, filed in March 2005, would eventually include 13 Jane Does who agreed to testify against Cosby. The women came from points across the country: Ventura, Calif.; Monument, Colo.; Spring Hill, Fla.

Green, the onetime model who had said Cosby had drugged her in the early 1970s, had offered to testify without maintaining anonymity. All told, Green said she has spoken with 20 accusers; all of them, she said, asserted that they had been drugged by the comedian.

Constand’s attorneys were spotting patterns, too. In their court filings, they asserted that a common theme among the Jane Does was that “they were victimized after being conned by the Cosby image.”

In court documents, Cosby’s attorneys said their client “vigorously denies” her allegations that he “drugged her and sexually assaulted her” and “adamantly denies engaging in sexual misconduct.”

In November 2006, Constand and Cosby reached an undisclosed settlement. Constand and her attorney declined to be interviewed for this article.

Constand’s settlement largely made the Cosby story go away. There would be isolated reports, but the image of Cosby as an accused sex offender seemed destined to be relegated to a historical footnote until the jokes by Buress — a popular but hardly A-list 31-year-old comedian — went viral this month.

Since then, the names of nine more accusers have surfaced, including the model Janice Dickinson, who told “Entertainment Tonight” that Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982. To back up her accusation, she produced Polaroids of Cosby in a checkered robe.

Cosby’s attorneys rushed to keep pace with the allegations, repeatedly saying they had no merit. “Janice Dickinson’s story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a complete lie,” Singer said in a statement.

Three of the women who spoke to The Post — Traitz, Tarshis and Valentino — also made their first widely distributed public statements about the allegations this month.

At the two university campuses most associated with Cosby, there was a pinched terseness from administrators. Temple would say only that Cosby remained on its board. Two weeks after Buress’s comedy routine reignited the sex-allegations controversy, a Temple student, Grace Holleran, published an editorial in the school newspaper calling on university officials to stop supporting Cosby. The university “seems to be banking on Cosby’s star power, remembering him for his colorful sweaters and Pudding Pops as it fails to acknowledge his muddy backstory,” Holleran wrote.

At Spelman College — where Cosby made history in 1988 with a $20 million donation, the largest by an African American to a historically black college — the president’s office would not say whether the endowed professorship named for Cosby and his wife would continue.

The educator who holds that endowed chair at Spelman predicted in an interview that the sexual-assault allegations ultimately would not define Cosby.

“I’m not worried about being the Cosby chair,” said Aku Kadogo, Spelman’s Cosby Endowed Professor in the Arts. “It’s not a worry to me. It’s a difficult time for him. But it ain’t the end of the world. If Hillary can run for president — she went through all that rigmarole. People forget easily.”

But, in the universe of Bill Cosby, it has become clear that not everyone forgets.

Amy Argetsinger, Alice Crites, Simone Sebastian, Peggy McGlone, Krissah Thompson, Magda Jean-Louis and Adam Kushner in Washington, Karen Heller in Philadelphia and Geoff Edgers in Melbourne, Fla., contributed to this report.

MORE BILL C

FORMER ACTOR SHANNON RICHARDSON GETS 18 YEARS FOR SENDING POISON LETTERS TO OBAMA & BLOOMBERG

This woman is a dip.

5 kids and counting and she sends these leaders ricin laced letters?

What did she think?    

Did she think they would open up their own mail?

18 years she got and has to pay back $387 thousand dollars in restitution after she is paroled.

She was an extra in the TV SHOW THE WALKING DEAD – probably a real life ZOMBIE

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY?

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Obama Ricin Letters: Shannon Richardson, Texas Woman, Indicted For Threatening Mailings

Posted: 06/28/2013 11:35 am EDT Updated: 08/28/2013 5:12 am EDT

DALLAS — A Texas woman was indicted Friday on charges that she sent threatening, ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame her estranged husband.

The federal indictment charges Shannon Richardson, 35, with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the president of the United States.

Richardson, an actress from New Boston, Texas, was arrested June 7. She is accused of sending the threatening letters in May to Obama, Bloomberg and a third man who heads the mayor’s gun-control group.

“What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got in store for you, Mr. President,” the letter to Obama said.

If convicted, Richardson faces up to five years in prison on each charge.

Richardson’s attorney, Tonda Curry, said her client will plead not guilty. Although federal investigators say Richardson has admitted mailing the letters, Curry noted that the government must prove Richardson had “the requisite mental state” to make her actions a crime.

Curry said prosecutors have told her they are considering additional charges for the manufacture or possession of a biological agent.

“I’m hopeful that the counter-terrorism task force wouldn’t even approve that charge, because it’s clear in this case that whatever was done was not done for the purpose of hurting the president, the mayor or anyone else,” said Curry, noting that high-ranking public officials typically don’t open their own mail.

Davilyn Walston, the spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in the eastern district of Texas, said she couldn’t comment on the specifics of the Richardson investigation, but she said there’s always a possibility of a superseding indictment in every case.

Authorities have determined that the letters were mailed from New Boston, about 150 miles northeast of Dallas, or nearby Texarkana and postmarked in Shreveport, La.

The government has accused Richardson of mailing the letters and trying to pin the crime on Nathan Richardson, whom she married in 2011. He filed for divorce earlier this month and told the Texarkana Gazette he contemplated divorce last year but reconsidered when the relationship seemed to improve.

The marriage was at least the third for Shannon Richardson, and she has five children ranging in age from 4 to 19 from other relationships, according to Nathan Richardson’s attorney, John Delk.

Delk said Friday that his client has been allowed to return to the couple’s home in New Boston, which was quarantined after it was searched by FBI agents wearing hazardous material suits.

“He’s starting to get his life back in order, and he’s still cooperating fully with the investigators, answering any questions they may have and providing any evidence they may need,” Delk said.

The children from Shannon Richardson’s previous relationships are now in Georgia with Richardson’s second husband, Delk said.

According to an FBI affidavit, Richardson first contacted authorities to implicate her husband in the scheme. But she failed a polygraph exam and investigators found inconsistencies in her story, the document alleges.

Richardson, who has had minor television and film roles under the name Shannon Guess, later admitted she mailed the letters but maintained that her husband made her do it, according to the affidavit.

Richardson, who is six months pregnant, has been in the Titus County jail since her arrest but is due to be transferred to a federal prison for a psychological exam.

A federal judge last week ordered Richardson to undergo the exam after Curry requested it, saying her client had displayed “a pattern of behavior” that calls into question whether she could assist in her defense.

“The fact that she’s in jail while she’s pregnant, the possibility of having to give birth to her child while in custody, not having her own doctor – all those things are contributing (to her mental state),” Curry said.

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Shannon Richardson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shannon Richardson
Born Shannon Rogers
August 31, 1977 (age 37)
U.S.
Other names Shannon Rogers Guess[1]
Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson[2]
Shannon Guess Richardson[3][4]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–2013
Known for Sending letters laced with ricin
Criminal charge
Possession of a toxin for use as a weapon
Criminal penalty
18 years
$367,000 in restitution[5]
Criminal status Incarcerated
Spouse(s) Nathan Richardson (m. 2011–14)[6]
Children 6

Shannon Richardson (née Rogers; born August 31, 1977)[7] is a former American actress and convicted felon.[7] She has had minor television and film roles, most notably The Walking Dead, but is best known for sending ricin-laced letters to U.S. PresidentBarack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, for which she was convicted and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in July 2014.[8][9]

Career[edit]

Richardson has appeared as an extra on television shows and films such as The Vampire Diaries, Franklin & Bash, The Change-Up, and The Walking Dead.[10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

At the time of her arrest, Richardson lived in New Boston, Texas.[13][14] She has been married three times.[1] On October 8, 2011, she married Nathan Richardson, a U.S. Army veteran who works as a mechanic in a military depot.[7] He filed for divorce in June 2013.[5]

At the time of her arrest in June 2013, Richardson had five children, ranging in age from 4 to 19, and was pregnant with her sixth child.[15] None of Richardson’s children were fathered by her current husband.[15][16] On July 4, 2013, Richardson gave birth to a baby boy, named Brody, while in custody. Officials said that the baby was born four months prematurely, weighed only two pounds at birth, and that he needed to remain hospitalized.[17] In August 2013, Nathan Richardson won temporary custody of Brody.[18][19]

Arrest and conviction[edit]

In May 2013, while going through a divorce, Richardson called the police and accused her husband, Nathan Richardson, of mailing letters laced with the poison ricin to several politicians.[1][16] Nathan Richardson has not been charged with any crime.[1][20][21] He told investigators that his wife set him up.[22] Investigators found evidence that she had mailed the ricin-laced letters herself in an effort to set up her estranged husband.[13][23][24] Richardson was arrested on June 7, 2013 for her alleged involvement in ricin-laced letters being sent to politicians such as President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[25][26] She was charged with “mailing a threatening letter to President Barack Obama”.[4][27]

On June 6, Richardson confessed that she had mailed the three letters, knowing they contained ricin, but claimed her husband made her mail the letters.[4] On June 20, a federal judge ordered Richardson be given a psychological examination, based on a request from her court-appointed attorney, who said she had shown “a pattern of behavior” that raised questions about her ability to assist in her own criminal defense.[28]

On June 28, Richardson was indicted and charged in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg. The three-count indictment accused her of mailing three threatening letters around May 20 to Obama, Bloomberg, and Mark Glaze, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.[9] A criminal complaint filed on June 7 revealed that the FBI had used Mail Isolation Control and Tracking (MICT), a previously undisclosed mass surveillance program run by the U.S. Postal Service, to narrow its investigation to Richardson.[29]

On November 22, Richardson reached a plea agreement on three counts.[30] On December 10, she pled guilty and was sent to the Texas State Prison System. The U.S. government contracts with county and state officials nationwide to hold federal prisoners pending trial.[31] On July 16, 2014, Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg.[32][33]

References[edit]

the truth about this “amnesty” for 4.4 million illegals -

OBAMA DOES NOT TECHNICALLY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO GIVE ANYONE ILLEGAL AMNESTY.

IF THESE PEOPLE DO “COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS” IT WILL IDENTIFY THEM FOR THE FUTURE

2016 TO BE EXACT SO THAT WE WILL KNOW WHOM TO DEPORT ONCE OBAMA LEAVES OFFICE

HE DID THIS SO THE GOP CONGRESS WOULD MOVE THEIR BUTTS AND FINALLY PUT THE NAIL INTO THESE ILLEGALS AND SEND THEM HOME.  OBAMA AND THE CONGRESS ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE BUT THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN THEM IS COLOR – THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK – CAN WE OVERLOOK THIS FACT AND MOVE THESE ILLEGALS OUT PLEASE?

MEANWHILE BILL MAHER, THE NONINTELLECTUAL MORON WITH A SOAPBOX CALLED “REALTIME” AND HIS PANEL OF ASSHOLES THIS WEEK STATED THAT THEY THINK

4.4 MILLION ILLEGALS WERE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO AMNESTY & TEMPORARILY AVOID DEPORTATION IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SLATED TO VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON SO SHE CAN GET INTO OFFICE?

IF THESE 4.4 MILLION ILLEGALS HAVE NO RIGHTS AND CAN TEMPORARILY STAY HERE WITHOUT THREAT OF DEPORTATION AND THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS

HOW CAN THEY VOTE, BILL?

WHAT A DOUCHE BAG HE IS – BILL MAHER – I MEAN

HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL HE’S TALKING ABOUT.

THIS IS CNN

THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH HERE AND I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND IT EVEN IF BILL MAHER DOESN’T HAVE TIME TO READ ANYTHING AND TAKES THE WORD OF JR PRODUCTION PEOPLE PAID TO GIVE HIM THE NEWS.

BILL READ SOMETHING PLEASE – YOU SOUND LIKE A MORON.

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President Obama’s ‘Gruber speech’

By Newt Gingrich, CNN Political Commentator
updated 5:59 PM EST, Fri November 21, 2014
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Executive order overhauls immigration

 STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Newt Gingrich: President Obama not being open about immigration plans
  • Obama speech, intended action on immigration don’t match, Gingrich says
  • Gingrich: Obama immigration plan reminiscent of Obamacare

Editor’s note: Newt Gingrich is author of “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night was technically a fine speech. It sounded good. It was rhetorically impressive. Its problem — or perhaps to the President its virtue — is that very little of it was true.

President Obama described what sounded like a reasonable plan to prioritize the deportation of felons, criminals and gang members over the deportation of other people in the United States illegally. “We’ll prioritize,” he said, “just like law enforcement does every day.” The whole proposal was entirely within his authority, he argued, because it amounted to a kind of prosecutorial discretion: “All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.”

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

But the policy the White House actually announced, as opposed to the policy the President described in his speech, was not merely a directive to emphasize enforcement against those who have committed crimes, or even a simple pause on deportations for millions of Americans here illegally. The policy the White House actually announced, in a memo from its Office of Legislative Affairs hours before the President’s speech, was a 17-point plan including several new programs without congressional approval, budget appropriation or spending authorization, and many of which the President either didn’t mention or which bore only a faint resemblance to what he described in his speech.

The President, according to the White House, has directed the Department of Homeland Security to “create” a “new deferred action program” that will give millions of people here illegally “work authorizations” for at least three years. It establishes extensive new criteria by which people can register to be exempt from deportation. DHS will likely have to employ thousands of bureaucrats to process those who “come forward and register, submit biometric data, pass background checks, pay fees, and show that their child was born before the date of this announcement.” Applicants supposedly will also have to prove they have been in the United States for at least five years and will have to pay taxes.

Well, a brand new program that hands out three-year work authorizations and processes more paperwork than many state Departments of Motor Vehicles is not merely saying, as the President put it in his speech, that “we’re not going to deport you,” and it is certainly not simple “prioritization” or “prosecutorial discretion,” as many administration officials have been calling it before and after the announcement.

It is new law, created by the executive without constitutional authority.

The President said in his speech that the new program will allow people here illegally to “come out of the shadows and get right with the law.” Meanwhile administration officials explained on the record that he wasn’t really legalizing anyone, since he couldn’t technically do that.

The President also said in his speech that his actions would offer relief only to people who met certain criteria he described, including having child dependents in the United States. But the actual policy memo makes clear that “DHS will direct all of its enforcement resources at pursuing” people who are “national security threats, serious criminals, and recent border crossers.”

In other words, there will be one group, estimated at 4 million or so, who are eligible for the new work authorization program. But at the same time, there will be no resources directed at enforcing immigration law against the other 7 million people here illegally as long as they do not fall into a few narrow categories, according to the President’s Office of Legislative Affairs. And indeed, a “senior administration official” told Roll Call that the administration “will order immigration agents to prioritize deportations of criminals and recent arrivals — and let people who are not on that priority list go free.” This is not at all the program the President described in his speech.

The President assured us his actions “are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half century.” Except the primary examples his administration cites are cases of presidents implementing congressionally approved amnesties, narrowly expanding them to include cases Congress didn’t anticipate, with no objection from Congress. The President has no such congressional sanction, and his actions are an order of magnitude larger.

President Obama said his plan would “stem the flow of illegal crossings” in the future. Yet every time the government has pledged to stop deporting certain classes of people in the past, there has been a huge surge in the number of illegal border crossings, including most recently the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors on our southern border, which President Obama created with DACA, his last unauthorized executive action on immigration.

This was a Gruber speech. It was designed to sound acceptable to the American people, even if it was largely a lie. For those not familiar with Jonathan Gruber, a now infamous co-architect of Obamacare who described how Obamacare was written “in a tortured way to make sure” the Congressional Budget Office did not “score the mandate as taxes,” even though the administration knew it was a tax. He described how the administration won support for the tax on “Cadillac” health plans “by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people, when we know it’s a tax on people who hold these insurance plans.” With Obamacare, Gruber concluded, “the lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” and “the stupidity of the American voter” was “really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

Listening to a speech in which the President lied about what he was proposing and lied about his authority to implement it, it was hard not to think of the Gruber model — which is really the Obama model, after all. He said what he needed to say to do what he wants to do.

Immigrants will “get right with the law,” but not be “legalized,” just as Obamacare’s taxes weren’t taxes, until they were taxes before the Supreme Court, but after which they weren’t taxes again. Only immigrants who meet certain specific criteria will be eligible for relief, except for the millions of other people he doesn’t mention for whom he will also stop enforcing the law.

In the past few years, the President has described 22 times on video how he doesn’t have the legal and constitutional authority to take many of the actions he announced Thursday night.

“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed,” he said in 2011. “…[W]e’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. …There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.”

President Obama made a good case back then. It’s a shame he apparently thinks, like Gruber, that Americans are all so stupid we won’t figure out he’s not telling us the truth today.

HEY BILL CROSBY-PULL UP YOUR PANTS – HUFF POST CLAIMS IT’S “CURTAINS” FOR BILL!

MORE FAMOUS WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD SAYING THAT BILL COSBY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THEM

I’M WAITING FOR LISA BONET BUT SHE WON’T DO IT

HE PROBABLY MADE HER SIGN AN IRON CLAD CONTRACT SO SHE CAN’T TALK

I BET HE’S HOPING SHE DOES SO HE CAN SUE AND MAKE A SALARY OFF HER

COS HE AINT’ GONNA BE WORKING ANY TIME SOON

HE WENT DOWN TO THE BAHAMAS THIS LAST WEEK AND THOSE NIGGERS DOWN THERE LOVED HIM

BUT THE NIGGERS IN THE BAHAMAS DON’T THINK RAPE IS A CRIME

BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAPE AND SEX

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Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie And Louisa Moritz Come Forward With Allegations Against Bill Cosby (UPDATE)

Posted: 11/21/2014 2:03 pm EST Updated: 11/22/2014 1:14 am EST
BILL COSBY 

Three more women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby. Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz are three of the 11 women who have nowpublicly identified themselves and accused Cosby of assaulting them in some form.

Ferrigno, Leslie and Moritz’s claims join a growing list of allegations made against the 77-year-old actor. In 2005, Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby claiming that he drugged and molested her in 2004. Not long after, Tamara Green went on the “Today Show” alleging she had a similar experience with Cosby. Twelve other women were anonymous witnesses in the Constand case, claiming they also had similar encounters with the comedian. One by one these women have come forward to publicly identify themselves, including Barbara Bowman, Beth Ferrier and, just days ago, Therese Serignese who spoke at length with The Huffington Post. Other women to recently make their allegations against Cosby public include publicist Joan Tarshisand supermodel Janice Dickinson.

Carla Ferrigno, actress and wife of actor Lou Ferrigno, alleges that Cosby attacked her in his home in 1967 and attempted to force himself on her before she escaped. “He walked over to me and grabbed me, pulls me really tight to him, kisses me on the mouth, like really really rough. And I just took my hands and I pushed him away,” Ferrigno told KFI radio station.

Model and actress Angela Leslie says Cosby sexually assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1992, telling the New York Daily News, “With his hand on top of mine, [Cosby] had me massage his penis.”

Louisa Moritz, a former actress best known for her role in the 1970s show “Love American Style,” claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her, forcing her to perform oral sex on him in a green room in 1971 before going on the Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” TMZ reported.

Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, responded to Ferrigno’s allegations in a statement to The Huffington Post. “This continuing pattern of attacks on Mr. Cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous, with a purported ‘forceful kiss’ at a party in 1967, nearly 50 years ago, being treated as a current ‘news story’ and grossly mischaracterized as a ‘sexual assault.’ This is utter nonsense.”

“People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy,” Singer added.

The Huffington Post subsequently reached out for further comment on Moritz and Leslie’s claims, but had not received a response at the time of publication.

alleged cosby victims

From left to right: Carla Ferrigno, Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie

CARLA FERRIGNO

Carla Ferrigno told KFI radio station on Nov. 20 that she went on a date with a friend of Cosby’s in 1967. She claims that he invited her to the comedian’s house after their dinner to meet up with Cosby and his wife Camille. After about 10 minutes, the two couples went to the movies, and then returned to the Cosbys’ home to play pool.

Once back at the house, Ferrigno says that both her date and Camille left the room as Cosby and Ferrigno played pool. Immediately after the pool game ended, Ferrigno claims that Cosby grabbed her.

“He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard,” she said on KFI radio station. “And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me. I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.”

ANGELA LESLIE

Angela Leslie told the New York Daily News that she was an aspiring actress when the 30-year-old met Cosby in 1992, when a driver “delivered” her to the comedian in his Las Vegas hotel suite. Once in the room, Leslie claims that Cosby told her: “If you want to act, show me what you’ve got. Pretend you’re intoxicated.” She says that he then offered her a drink, which she tasted and declined, because it was filled with alcohol. “Then he asked me to go into the bathroom and wet my hair. I walked back out, and he had removed his clothing and gotten into bed,” Leslie said.

She said the comedian pulled her into bed and put lotion in her hand. “With his hand on top of mine, he had me massage his penis,” Leslie said. “He masturbated with my hand. I wasn’t pulling back. I was in shock.” After a while she said Cosby became bored and told her to leave, telling the New York Daily News, “I didn’t drink the alcohol, and maybe since I didn’t pass out, he decided to get rid of me.”

LOUISA MORITZ

Louisa Moritz claims Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1971 in New York’s NBC Studios. Now 68, Moritz tells TMZ that she was waiting in the green room for an appearance on the Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” when Cosby came into the room. She said he told her he was impressed with her work and “implied that he was going to see to it that I will become a major star through his direction,” Moritz told TMZ.

“Suddenly [Cosby] approached me and took out his penis, which was now in the line of my face and pressed up against it,” she said. “He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘Have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways.’” Before walking out of the green room, Moritz recalls Cosby saying to her: “Now you don’t want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?”

Although the statute of limitations for any sexual assault committed in 1971 would have expired, Moritz told TMZ she still plans to file a civil lawsuit against Cosby.

Cosby was set to star in his own Netflix comedy special and a new NBC show, both of which have been since been postponed or canceled.

UPDATE: 2:42 PMGawker is now reporting that two more women have stepped forward today with allegations against Bill Cosby: Renita Chaney Hill and Kristina Ruehli.

KRISTINA RUEHLI

Kristina Ruehli, who says she was one of the anonymous Jane Does set to testify in Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit against Cosby, spoke to Philadelphia Magazine. The 71-year-old claims that in 1965, at age 22, she met Cosby while working as a secretary at a talent agency. She says Cosby invited her to a party, and when she showed up, it was just the two of them. “He proceeded to pour some bourbon,” she told Philadelphia Magazine. “I drank a bourbon-and-7 at the time. I could really hold my liquor. I’m Irish. And I had a couple of those — just two — and then I just don’t remember much.” She now believes that he drugged her.

According to Ruehli, her next memory was being in Cosby’s bed:

It was all foggy, and I woke up in the bed. I found myself on the bed, and he had his shirt off. He had unzipped his pants. I was just coming to.

He was attempting to force me into oral sex. He had his hand on my head. He had his cock out, and he had my head pushed close enough to it — I just remember looking at his stomach hair. And the hair on his chest. I had never seen a black man naked before.

And it never went past that. I immediately came to and was immediately very sick. I pushed myself away and ran to the bathroom and threw up.

RENITA CHANEY HILL

Renita Chaney Hill, now 47, told CBS Pittsburgh that she met Cosby in Pittsburgh when she was a 15-year-old model in the 1980s. She was cast in Cosby’s “Picture Pages,” a series of educational TV segments, and was in contact with the comedian over the next four years. Hill also now believes that Cosby drugged her on more than one occasion, insisting that she drink when she was underage.

“One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn’t like it,” Hill told CBS Pittsburgh. “I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving, he mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that? I always thought it was odd that after I had this drink I would end up in my bed the next morning and I wouldn’t remember anything.” CBS Pittsburgh reported that Hill told them she does not remember whether Cosby forced sex on her, because she was drugged. She claims she cut off contact with Cosby when she was 19.

The Huffington Post reached out to Cosby’s lawyers regarding the claims made by Hill and Ruehli, but at time of publication had not heard back.

THE BEST EVER INFO – MICHELLE MALKIN, TWITCHY, IS ILLEGAL BUT REPUBLICAN AGAINST ILLEGALS?

THIS IS SUCH A JOKE

MICHELLE MALKIN, THE BLOGGER WHO WRITES TRASHY COLUMN

TWITCHY.COM

IS THE PRODUCT OF TWO Filipino PARENTS WHO CAME TO AMERICA ON AN EMPLOYER SPONSORED VISAS AND STAYED HERE.

AND SHE IS A STAUNCH HYPOCRITE OF A REPUBLICAN – ROMAN CATHOLIC – MARRIED TO A RICH JEW WHO STAYS AT HOME WITH THEIR KIDS WHILE SHE IS POLITICALLY ACTIVE WRITING AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND LIBERALS IN THE NAME OF FOX SNOOZE AND OTHER CRAP REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLDS.

YET SHE IS ILLEGAL.

BUT LEGAL SINCE SHE MARRIED A LEGAL AMERICA CITIZEN.

I LOVE THE HYPOCRISY AND IF YOU THINK I’M A LUNATIC WRITING ABOUT THESE ILLEGALS – TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT MALKIN IS SPEWING – LOL – SHE’S SUCH A WEASEL AND SHE IS RICH AND UGLY TO BOOT.  I CANNOT IMAGINE WAKING TO EITHER HER OR HER HUSBAND’S FACES IN THE MORNING. SMH

FOR THOSE OF YOU AMERICAN MEN WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING MARRYING AN ASIAN WOMAN (OFF THE BOATER) OR A FILIPINO – JUST REMEMBER – THEY APPEAR SWEET AND OBEDIENT WHEN YOU FIRST MEET THEM BUT JUST LIKE THE RICH GUYS – MURDOCK AND SIMMONS FOUND OUT – THEIR ASIAN SWEETIES WERE BITCHES ON WHEELS.

MALKIN’S HUSBAND IS SO EMASCULATED THAT HE QUIT HIS LUCRATIVE JOB TO BECOME A HOUSE HUSBAND. I COULD ALMOST HEAR THAT DEAL GOING DOWN.

MICHELLE: I’LL MARRY YOU JESSIE ON ONE CONDITION. YOU SUPPORT ME WITH YOUR MONEY AND QUIT YOUR JOB WHEN
WHEN MY BLOG TAKES OFF. I WILL JUST TAP YOUR FRIENDS FOR CONNECTIONS AND OFF I GO.

JESSIE: YES DEAR.

AND OFF CAME HIS BALLS!

IT’S LIKE HIS ENTIRE 3 PIECE SUIT JUST DROPPED INTO THE TOILET LIKE THAT PUNK SINGER IN TV SHOW

THE STRAIN.

BLOP – MICHELLE MALKIN IS ILLEGAL – SO I GUESS OBAMA JUST GAVE HER AND HER ILLEGAL FAMILY AMNESTY?

AND HERE IS THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THESE ILLEGALS WHO ARE LATINOS

THEY WILL NEVER BECOME DEMOCRATS – THEY WILL BECOME REPUBLICANS LIKE THEIR OWNERS – BUSINESSES WHO HIRE THEM BECAUSE

LATINOS AREN’T AS STUPID AS THEY LOOK – THEY WORK FOR RICH PEOPLE AND WANT WHAT THEY HAVE AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET RICH LIKE THEM AND BOSS ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE AROUND.

IF WE ALLOW THIS AMNESTY TO BECOME PERMANENT – WHICH IT IS NOT – WE ARE CUTTING OFF OUR FACES.

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http://twitchy.com/about/

Michelle Malkin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Michele Merkin.
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin 2008 2.jpgjessie malkin – HE LOOKS ANCIENT

At the 2008 RightOnline Summit
in Dallas, Texas (2008)
Born Michelle Maglalang
October 20, 1970 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ethnicity Filipino
Citizenship American
Alma mater Oberlin College - (B.A., 1992)
Occupation Author, syndicated columnist,television personality, andblogger
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Spouse(s) Jesse D. Malkin (1993–present)
Children 2
Website
Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin (née Maglalang; born October 20, 1970) is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, and author.[2][3] Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites.[2] She is a Fox News Channelcontributor and has been a guest on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published byRegnery Publishing.

Early life

Malkin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Philippine citizens Rafaela (née Perez) – a homemaker and teacher – and Apolo DeCastro Maglalang, who was then a physician-in-training.[1] Several months prior to Malkin’s birth, her parents had immigrated to the United States on an employer-sponsored visa.[4] After her father finished his medical training, the family moved[5] to Absecon, New Jersey. Malkin has a younger brother.[6] She has described her parents as Reagan Republicans who were “not incredibly politically active.”[1]

Malkin, a Roman Catholic,[1][7] attended Holy Spirit Roman Catholic High School, where she edited the school newspaper and aspired to become a concert pianist.[1] Following her graduation in 1988, she enrolled at Oberlin College.[1] Malkin originally planned to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music, but changed her major to English.[1] During her college years, she worked as a press inserter, tax preparation aide, and network news librarian.[8] Her first article for the paper heavily criticized Oberlin’s affirmative action program and received a “hugely negative response” from other students on campus.[1] She graduated in 1992[9] and later described heralma mater as “radically left-wing.”[1][10]

Career

Malkin began her journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News, working as a columnist from 1992 to 1994. In 1995, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a journalism fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute,[11] a free-market, anti-government regulation, libertarian think tank.[12] In 1996, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she wrote columns for The Seattle Times. Malkin became a nationally-syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate in 1999.[13][14]

For many years, Malkin was a frequent commentator for Fox News Channel and a regular guest host of The O’Reilly Factor. In 2007, she announced that she would not return to The O’Reilly Factor, claiming that Fox News had mishandled a dispute over derogatory statements made about her by Geraldo Rivera in a Boston Globe interview.[15] Since 2007, she has concentrated on her writing, blogging and public speaking, although she still appears on television occasionally, especially with Sean Hannity on Fox News and Fox & Friends once a week.

Malkin founded the websites Hot Air, an internet broadcast network, and Twitchy.com, a Twitter content curation site.[16]

Books

Malkin has written four books, all published by Regnery Publishing.

  • Malkin’s third book, Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, was released in October 2005.[25]
  • Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Malkin’s fourth book, was released in July 2009[26] and was a The New York Times Non-Fiction, Hardcover Best Seller for six weeks.[27][28][29] Malkin said she hoped the book would “shatter completely the myths of hope and change in the new politics in Washington,” described the Obama administration as run by “influence peddlers, power brokers and very wealthy people,” and called it “one of the most corrupt administrations in recent memory.”[30] She later discussed chapter two of the book, “Bitter Half: First Crony Michelle Obama,” on NBC’s Today show. She described Michelle Obama as “steeped in the politics of the Daley machine,” and as having based her professional career on nepotism and “old white boy” network connections.[31]

Blogging

MichelleMalkin.com

In June 2004 Malkin successfully launched a political blog, MichelleMalkin.com.[32] A 2007 memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee described Malkin as one of the five “best-read national conservative bloggers”,[33] and Technorati ranks MichelleMalkin.com consistently in its “Top 100 blogs of all types”.[34] In 2011, the people search company PeekYou claimed that Malkin had the largest digital footprint of any political blogger.[35]

After she criticized hip hop artist Akon for “degrading women” in a Vent episode, Akon’s record label, Universal Music Group, forced YouTube to remove the video by issuing aDMCA takedown notice,[36] but decided to retract this notice[37] after the Electronic Frontier Foundation joined Malkin and Hot Air in contesting the removal as a misuse of copyright law.[38]

In an interview with BusinessWeek magazine in July 2007, Malkin said, “We’re doing what few other blogs can do. We serve up terabytes of bandwidth… I’m shelling out for gold-plated servers. That’s expensive, and we want to be able to withstand huge traffic surges.”[39]

She continued to contribute frequently to MichelleMalkin.com, and in June 2007, she revamped it, moving it to a larger server on WordPress.[40] With the new redesign, she re-enabled comments on her blog, which she said she had disallowed after February 2005 due to a high level of obscene and racist comments.[41] Malkin states her policy thus: “I may allow as much or as little opportunity for registration as I choose, in my absolute discretion, and I may close particular comment threads.”[42]

Jamil Hussein

Malkin was among the first of several bloggers who questioned the credibility and even the existence of Iraqi police Captain “Jamil Hussein” who had been used as a source by the Associated Press in over 60 stories about the Iraq war. The controversy started in November 2006 when the AP reported that six Iraqis had been burned alive as they left a mosque and that four mosques had been destroyed, citing Hussein as one of its sources. In January 2007, Malkin visited Baghdad, and stated, “the Iraqi Ministry of Interior says disputed Associated Press source Jamil Hussein does exist. At least one story he told the AP just doesn’t check out: The Sunni mosques that as Hussein claimed and AP reported as ‘destroyed,’ ‘torched’ and ‘burned and blown up’ are all still standing. So the credibility of every AP story relying on Jamil Hussein remains dubious.”[43] Malkin has since issued a correction for her denial of Hussein’s existence.[44] Malkin contests the extent of damage to the mosques as reported by the AP. Malkin visited Iraq and stated, “several mosques did, in fact, come under attack by Mahdi Army forces.” She further speculated that a corroborating witness to the Hussein account who had, according to the AP, recanted due to Iraqi government pressure, instead recanted because his story wasn’t true. Malkin said the summary reports she obtained from US and Iraqi army officials didn’t corroborate the claim about people being burned alive while Iraqi soldiers failed to intervene.[43]

Students Against War controversy

In April 2006, Students Against War (SAW), a campus group at University of California, Santa Cruz, staged a protest against the presence of military recruiters on campus, and sent out a press release containing contact details (names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three student leaders for use by reporters. Malkin included these contact details in a blog column entitled “Seditious Santa Cruz vs. America”.[45] Malkin claimed the contact information was originally taken from SAW’s own website, but that later SAW had removed it and had “wiped” the “cached version”.[46] The students asked Malkin to remove the contact details from her blog, but Malkin reposted them several times[47]writing in her blog: “I am leaving it up. If you are contacting them, I do not condone death threats or foul language. As for SAW, my message is this: You are responsible for your individual actions. Other individuals are responsible for theirs. Grow up and take responsibility.”[45]

SAW remarked: “Due to the continued irresponsible actions of some bloggers, members of the group have received numerous death threats and anti-Semitic comments through phone calls and emails.”[48] A blog war ensued. Malkin claimed that she received hostile e-mails[49] then her private home address, phone number, photos of her neighborhood and maps to her house were published on several websites. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported receiving an email from Malkin saying that this forced her to remove one of her children from school and move her family.[50]

Another controversy involving private addresses began on July 1, 2006, when Malkin and other bloggers commented on a New York Times Travel section article that had featured the town where Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld owned summer homes. The article included a picture of Rumsfeld’s long tree-lined driveway that showed a birdhouse and small portion of the housefront.[51] Malkin declared that this story was part of “a concerted, organized effort to dig up and publicize the private home information of prominent conservatives in the media and blogosphere to intimidate them.” The photos of Rumsfeld’s house were taken with Rumsfeld’s permission.[52]

Hot Air

Main article: Hot Air (news site)

On April 24, 2006, Hot Air, a “conservative Internet broadcast network,” went into operation, with Malkin as founder/CEO.[53] She intended the blog to provide “content and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on a daily basis–both on the blog and in our original video features”.[54] Her staffers included ‘Allahpundit‘ and Bryan Preston, though the latter was replaced by Ed Morrissey on February 25, 2008.[55] In February 2010, Hotair.com was bought by Salem Communications and is no longer administered by Malkin.[56]

Viewpoints

Citizenship

Malkin believes that the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to U.S.–born children of foreign tourists, temporary foreign workers, and illegal aliens undermines the integrity of citizenship and national security. She argues that the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, “originally intended to ensure the citizenship rights of newly freed slaves and their families after the Civil War, has evolved into a magnet for alien lawbreakers and a shield for terrorist infiltrators and enemy combatants”.[57]

Immigration enforcement

Malkin also opposes sanctuary cities, in which local authorities do not enforce all national immigration laws or coordinate with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Following the August 2007 execution-style murder of three college students in Newark, New Jersey, she repeated her criticisms of politicians’ posture toward sanctuary cities. In particular, she criticized former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s proposal for a tamper-proof identification card with this comment:

“What Rudy-come-lately fails to comprehend is that there are already multiple alien tracking databases mandated by federal law that have yet to be fully implemented, integrated and used. The reason they don’t work is because open-borders interests have sabotaged them by restricting funding for them, objecting to them on civil liberties grounds, and pushing local and state governments to forbid public employees from checking them to verify citizenship status. Ring a bell, Rudy?”[58]

She supports coordination with federal authorities through the use of Section 287(g) of the IIRIRA to investigate, detain, and arrest aliens on civil and criminal grounds.[59][60]Malkin supports the detention and deportation of some immigrants, regardless of legal status, on national security grounds.[19]

Unemployment benefits

During an appearance as a news analyst on the roundtable segment of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on August 2, 2009, she explained why she opposed another 13-week extension of unemployment benefits: “If you put enough government cheese in front of people they are going to just keep eating it and kicking the can down the road… people will just delay getting a job until the three weeks before the benefits run out.”[61]

Women’s issues

In a February 2012 column, Malkin called the “War on Women” a false narrative, arguing rather that “It’s the progressive left in this country that has viciously and systematically slimed female conservatives for their beliefs.”[62]

Personal life

At Oberlin, she began dating Jesse Malkin[63] who was granted a Rhodes Scholarship to begin study at Oxford University in 1991.[64] They married in 1993, and have two children. Jesse Malkin worked as an associate policy analyst and economist focusing on healthcare issues for the RAND Corporation.[65] In 2004, Malkin reported on her website that her husband had left a “lucrative health-care consulting job” to be a stay-at-home dad.[63][66]

In 2006, Malkin gave a lecture at her alma mater, Oberlin College, discussing racism, among other topics.[67] She denied allegations that she had been insensitive to the “plight of minorities,” listing several racial epithets that had been used against her, and by relating a lesson she learned from her mother for which she is “eternally grateful.”[67] When in kindergarten, Malkin went home in tears one day because her classmates had called her a racist name. But, her mother comforted Michelle by telling her that everyone has prejudices.[67]

Malkin and her family lived in North Bethesda, Maryland until 2008 when they relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado.[68][

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NOT EVERY REPUBLICAN PUNDIT IS IN MALKIN’S CORNER:

DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL HATES MICHELLE MALKIN – HA!

I DON’T LIKE DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL EITHER – WHAT A JEW BITCH! – JUST READ THAT BLOG AND YOU’LL THROW UP.

WHY WOULD ILLEGALS WANT TO STAY HERE IN AMERICA IF THEY HAVE NO RIGHT?

THEY WOULDN’T

OBAMA IS LYING, ONCE AGAIN, TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF OLD NIGGER BOY

I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ANOTHER  BLACK PERSON AGAIN – EVER

THEY CANNOT REPRESENT ME

NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY

THEY CANNOT

AND THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT THEY ARE AT FAULT MOST OF THE TIME FOR CRIMES COMMITTED IN AMERICA

THAT IS WHY A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE ARE IN PRISON

BECAUSE THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND THEY DO THE CRIME

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FROM “THE AMERICAN THINKER” A REPUBLICAN ON LINE MAGAZINE BUT THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH

Obama’s deceitful claim illegals will ‘pay their fair share’

Last night’s presidential address on decreeing that millions of illegal aliens can stay here in violation of the law contained a deep deceit, buried in words that were, on the surface, true. President Obama’s rhetoric left the impression that at last, illegal immigrants would “pay their fair share.” From the official transcript:

We expect that those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is. (snip) (emphasis added)

 …millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time.

The problem with this rhetoric is that very few illegal immigrants make enough money to actually pay taxes. Instead, their “fair share” will amount to a substantial gift from American citizen and legal immigrant taxpayers who have played by the rules.

Avik Roy writes:

 …the vast majority of undocumented aliens don’t make enough in income to have a net income-tax liability. As I note in Forbes, a 2006 analysis by the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, concludes that “we can be virtually certain that illegal immigrants earned less than $24,000 per year, on average, probably much less.” That amounts to around $29,000 in 2014 dollars, well below the threshold where an American has a net income-tax liability.

Not only will they not pay income taxes, many are likely to get a check from the IRS, thanks to the Orwellian-named Earned Income Tax Credit, which send a gift from taxpayers to low income families.

Neil Munro explains in the Daily Caller:

…once illegal immigrants are enrolled in the tax system, they’re would be entitled to EITC payments

The payments may be huge, and will rise each year.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, two parents with three or more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than $46,997.

A family with two kids, and an income of $20,000, would receive $14,590 in taxpayer funds this year alone. Parents who earn less than the threshold would get $3,305 if they have one child, and $5,460 if they have two children.

The EITC program is already poorly monitored and may be subject to large amounts of fraud, according to critics.

Another study says that 47 percent of legal and illegal immigrants and their children are classified as living in poverty or in near-poverty, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors reduced annual immigration.

In addition, the Social Security trust fund will lose billions. Roy explains:

…many illegals have fake Social Security numbers that their employers use to pay payroll taxes on their behalf. Century estimates that “about $6 billion in annual payroll taxes are allocated to non-existent Social Security accounts. . . .

Instead of subsidizing Social Security, these illegals will now be in a position to claim benefits, likely far in excess of what they will pay into the system.

Poor people cost taxpaying Americans a huge amount of money under our cockeyed system that punishes success and rewards poverty. Putting poor illegal immigrants (and not many of them are stockbrokers, lawyers and hedge fund managers) on the “tax rolls” amounts to putting them on the gravy train.

Last night’s presidential address on decreeing that millions of illegal aliens can stay here in violation of the law contained a deep deceit, buried in words that were, on the surface, true. President Obama’s rhetoric left the impression that at last, illegal immigrants would “pay their fair share.” From the official transcript:

We expect that those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is. (snip) (emphasis added)

…millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time.

The problem with this rhetoric is that very few illegal immigrants make enough money to actually pay taxes. Instead, their “fair share” will amount to a substantial gift from American citizen and legal immigrant taxpayers who have played by the rules.

Avik Roy writes:

 …the vast majority of undocumented aliens don’t make enough in income to have a net income-tax liability. As I note in Forbes, a 2006 analysis by the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, concludes that “we can be virtually certain that illegal immigrants earned less than $24,000 per year, on average, probably much less.” That amounts to around $29,000 in 2014 dollars, well below the threshold where an American has a net income-tax liability.

Not only will they not pay income taxes, many are likely to get a check from the IRS, thanks to the Orwellian-named Earned Income Tax Credit, which send a gift from taxpayers to low income families.

Neil Munro explains in the Daily Caller:

…once illegal immigrants are enrolled in the tax system, they’re would be entitled to EITC payments

The payments may be huge, and will rise each year.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, two parents with three or more children would receive up to $6,143 in 2014 if they earn less than $46,997.

A family with two kids, and an income of $20,000, would receive $14,590 in taxpayer funds this year alone. Parents who earn less than the threshold would get $3,305 if they have one child, and $5,460 if they have two children.

The EITC program is already poorly monitored and may be subject to large amounts of fraud, according to critics.

Another study says that 47 percent of legal and illegal immigrants and their children are classified as living in poverty or in near-poverty, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors reduced annual immigration.

In addition, the Social Security trust fund will lose billions. Roy explains:

…many illegals have fake Social Security numbers that their employers use to pay payroll taxes on their behalf. Century estimates that “about $6 billion in annual payroll taxes are allocated to non-existent Social Security accounts. . . .

Instead of subsidizing Social Security, these illegals will now be in a position to claim benefits, likely far in excess of what they will pay into the system.

Poor people cost taxpaying Americans a huge amount of money under our cockeyed system that punishes success and rewards poverty. Putting poor illegal immigrants (and not many of them are stockbrokers, lawyers and hedge fund managers) on the “tax rolls” amounts to putting them on the gravy train.

LIBERAL SHILL WHEN IT SUITS HIM, BILL MAHER IS A LIBERAL WITHOUT A CAUSE

BILL MAHER IS A LIBERAL WHEN IT SUITS HIM

BILL MAHER IS A LIBERAL WHEN IT DOESN’T AFFECT HIM IN THE LEAST

BILL MAHER IS A LIBERAL WHEN IT CONCERNS ISRAEL AND HIMSELF BEING HALF JEWISH

BILL MAHER IS A TOTAL HYPOCRITE AND IS A LIBERAL WITHOUT A CAUSE

IF YOU LISTENED TO HIS STAND UP DURING HIS RIDICULOUSLY LIBERAL SHOW

YOU WILL SEE A MAN WHO HAS MONEY, AFFLUENCE AND A SOAPBOX ON WHICH TO STAND

HE IS TELLING US, TAXPAYERS, THAT THE ILLEGALS WILL NOT GET SO IF THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE SAME RIGHTS AS AMERICANS

WHY THE FUCK WOULD THEY WANT TO STAY HERE?

HE’S A TOTAL MORON TO BUY INTO THIS BULLSHIT

MEANWHILE OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS THAT IN THE SPRING OF 2015

WE ARE TO EXPECT MORE ILLEGALS CROSSING THE BORDER AT LEAST 2,400 MORE?

NO MORE

NO MORE

KILL THEM

IF CONGRESS IS NOT WILLING TO VETO THIS DISGUSTING SHAM OF A POTUS & THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS AGAINST THESE ILLEGAL SQUATTER SOME OF WHOM ARE MUSLIMS AND WANTING TO STAY HERE TO KILL THEM – THEN IT’S TIME TO START TAKING LIVES

THE CONGRESS CAN VETO THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THEY CAN BURY HIM

WHEY DON’T THEY?

WHY DON’T THEY?

AND NOW THESE ILLEGALS WANT MORE ILLEGALS COVERED BY AMNESTY – NOT JUST 4.4 MILLION

12.5 MILLION THEY WANT ALL OF THEM?

THIS IS DISGUSTING

IT IS THE BROWNING OF AMERICA.

SPANISH WILL SOON BE MANDATORY

SPANISH WILL INFILTRATE OUR CHILDREN AND FORCE RAPE AND MARRIAGE UPON THEM

THESE ILLEGALS ARE DISGUSTING PEOPLE – THEY DESERVE NO CONSIDERATION

BILL MAHER HIRES THEM TO CLEAN HIS HOUSE – OF THAT I AM SURE

NO LEGAL AMERICAN WOULD DO THAT AND HE PAYS THEM

UNDER THE TABLE

AND I’M ASSUMING HE IS NOT PAYING THEM WELL

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MARIA SANTANA IS A NEWSPERSON ON CNN ADVOCATING FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

THIS IS HERE STORY ON CNN – 5 MYTHS ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS WHICH ARE 100 PERCENT LIES

IF YOU COME INTO AMERICA ON A QUOTA YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING PINCHED

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY GETTING SPLIT UP

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FINDING A GOOD DECENT PAYING JOB

YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY PERIOD

YOU WILL HAVE COME INTO AMERICA LEGALLY

BUT THERE ARE 12 MILLION ILLEGALS WITH ONLY 4.4 MILLION BEING PROTECTED BY OBAMA

WHY 4.4 I DON’T UNDERSTAND BUT

THE REST OF THE UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS ARE PISSED OFF AND THEY WANT TO BE COVERED BY AMNESTY

CONGRESS HAS THE ABILITY TO VETO OBAMA’S RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDER

AND SEND ALL OF THE ILLEGALS PACKING

ALL THEIR CHILDREN

EVERY SINGLE ONE.

I’M SICK OF THIS ARGUMENT

THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND OBAMA JUST LET THEM STAY OR AT LEAST 4.4 MILLION OF THEM WHO ARE

CALLED

DREAMERS

THEY ARE THE ONES HE PROMISED BUT OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION IS BRACING FOR THE SPRING 2015

WHERE MORE ILLEGALS INTEND TO CROSS THE BORDER AND THEY ARE READING 2,500 MORE BEDS

SERIOUSLY

WE HAVE TO SEND THEM HOME

AND THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO PENALIZE IN THE MILLIONS ALL THE EMPLOYERS AND COMPANIES WHO HIRE THEM

WITH THIS MONEY WE’LL DEPORT THEM ALL AND IT’S POSSIBLE

AND WE CAN CREATE JOBS BY DOING THIS

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO STOP SUING OBAMA AND START VETO-ING HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS

SENDING THESE PEOPLE HOME

THEY ARE A DRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY

AND WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING THEIR KIDS INTO FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WE MUST START FORCING FAMILIES TO PAY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

IN AMERICA, MOST AMERICANS DON’T CARE ABOUT INJUSTICES UNTIL THEY ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED

I AND MY PARTNER HAVE NO CHILDREN OF OUR OWN, WE DIDN’T WANT ANY YET

WE PAY HIGH TAX MORE THAN THE 1% AND WE ARE STRUGGLING BUT NOW IT’S GOING TO BE WORSE

IT’S LIKE THESE ILLEGALS ARE NOW ABLE TO LEGALLY “SQUAT” IN MY FRONT YARD AND I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT

IT’S NOT RIGHT

THEY DIDN’T VOTE FOR OBAMA LIKE WE DID

HE JUST SHIT ON US

AND THAT NIGGER IS GONNA PAY.

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5 immigration myths debunked

November 20, 2014: 7:12 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based on misguided information.

Here are 5 myths about undocumented immigrants, and why they’re wrong.

Myth # 1: They don’t pay taxes

Undocumented immigrants are already U.S. taxpayers.

Collectively, they paid an estimated $10.6 billion to state and local taxes in 2010, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a research organization that works on tax policy issues. Contributions varied by state. In Montana they contributed $2 million. In California, more than $2.2 billion. On average they pay about 6.4% of their income in state and local taxes, ITEP said.

A 2007 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the impact of undocumented immigrants on the budgets of local and state governments cited IRS figures showing that 50% to 75% of the about 11 million unauthorized U.S. immigrants file and pay income taxes each year.

A 2013 CBO analysis of the failed bipartisan bill introduced by the so-called “gang of 8″ that would have created a path to legal status for many undocumented immigrants found that increasing legal immigration would increase government spending on refundable tax credits, Medicaid and health insurance subsidies, among other federal benefits. But it would also create even more tax revenue by way of income and payroll taxes. That could reduce deficits by $175 billion over the first 10 years and by at least $700 billion in the second decade.

ITEP estimates that allowing certain immigrants to stay in the country and work legally would boost state and local tax contributions by $2 billion a year.

Myth # 2: They don’t pay into Social Security

The truth is that undocumented immigrants contribute more in payroll taxes than they will ever consume in public benefits.

Take Social Security. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), unauthorized immigrants — who are not eligible to receive Social Security benefits — have paid an eye-popping $100 billion into the fund over the past decade.

“They are paying an estimated $15 billion a year into Social Security with no intention of ever collecting benefits,” Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the SSA told CNNMoney. “Without the estimated 3.1 million undocumented immigrants paying into the system, Social Security would have entered persistent shortfall of tax revenue to cover payouts starting in 2009,” he said.

As the baby boom generation ages and retires, immigrant workers are key to shoring up Social Security and counteracting the effects of the decline in U.S.-born workers paying into the system, Goss said.

Without immigrants, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects that the system will no longer be able to pay the full promised benefits by 2037.

Myth #3: They drain the system

Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and most other public benefits. Most of these programs require proof of legal immigration status and under the 1996 welfare law, even legal immigrants cannot receive these benefits until they have been in the United States for more than five years.

Non-citizen immigrant adults and children are about 25% less likely to be signed up for Medicaid than their poor native-born equivalents and are also 37% less likely to receive food stamps, according to a 2013 study by the Cato Institute.

Citizen children of illegal immigrants — often derogatorily referred to as “anchor babies” — do qualify for social benefits. Also, undocumented immigrants are eligible for schooling and emergency medical care. Currently, the average unlawful immigrant household costs taxpayers $14,387 per household, according to a recent report by The Heritage Foundation. But in its 2013 “Immigration Myths and Facts” report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says most economists see providing these benefits as an investment for the future, when these children become workers and taxpayers.

A CBO report on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 concluded that a path to legalization for immigrants would increase federal revenues by $48 billion. Such a plan would see $23 billion in increased costs from the use of public services, but ultimately, it would produce a surplus of $25 billion for government coffers, CBO said.

Myth # 4: They take American jobs

The American economy needs immigrant workers.

The belief that immigrants take jobs that can otherwise be filled by hard-working Americans has been disputed by an overwhelming number of economic research studies and data.

Removing the approximately 8 million unauthorized workers in the United States would not automatically create 8 million job openings for unemployed Americans, said Daniel Griswold, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, in his 2011 testimony before the House Judiciary Sub-committee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

The reason, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is two-fold. For one, removing millions of undocumented workers from the economy would also remove millions of entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers. The economy would actually lose jobs. Second, native-born workers and immigrant workers tend to possess different skills that often complement one another.

According to Griswold, immigrants, regardless of status, fill the growing gap between expanding low-skilled jobs and the shrinking pool of native-born Americans who are willing to take such jobs. By facilitating the growth of such sectors as retail, agriculture, landscaping, restaurants, and hotels, low-skilled immigrants have enabled those sectors to expand, attract investment, and create middle-class jobs in management, design and engineering, bookkeeping, marketing and other areas that employ U.S. citizens.

America’s unions support the president’s executive action. “For far too long, our broken immigration system has allowed employers to drive down wages and working conditions in our country,” the AFL-CIO says on its website. “The brunt of the impact has been born by immigrant workers, who face the highest rates of wage theft, sexual harassment, and death and injury on the job.”

Myth # 5: It’s just a matter of following the law

Many Americans want immigrants to enter the country legally.

But under current immigration laws, there are very few options for legal immigration, the costs are increasingly prohibitive and the wait for any kind of status can be long and frustrating.

According to the State Department, that imaginary “immigration line” is already 4.4 million people long and depending on the type of visa sought and the country of origin, the wait can be years to decades long. In some countries, such as the Philippines and Mexico people have been waiting over 20 years for approval of a family-sponsored visa.

Immigrants can legally get to the U.S by being sponsored by an employer or a family member, they can enter the country as refugees, or they could receive one of the selectively distributed professional or diversity visas. The Diversity Visa Program makes 55,000 green cards available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.

According to the State Department, the fees to obtain permanent U.S. visas can range from $200 to over $700, excluding legal fees. Plus, there are visa quotas which limits immigration from any given country.

In many poor, violence-ridden countries, or in cases where parents are separated from their children, immigrants say the wait is unbearable, leaving many to resort to illegal border crossing.

That journey can be expensive and deadly.

Smugglers charge anywhere from $3000 to upwards of $70,000 depending on country of origin, mode of transport and distance travelled according to the Mexican Migration Project, a multidisciplinary research effort between investigators in Mexico and the U.S.

Many don’t make it. According to federal records, more than 6,000 immigrants have died crossing the southern border since 1998

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Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

How about you DEBUNK this:

Mexican illegals will take jobs away, they do it by of course, undermining wages, they don’t care, “les vale madre” as THEY say.  Then Mexicans illegal immigrants have the GALL to demand for $15 an hour wages in fast food chains and other minimum wage areas. 

DEBUNK ME the QUALITY OF LIFE that’s degraded in areas were illegals settle in? This could also be a Quality of Life issue. Living in Los Angeles, I’m seeing it change for the worst in many areas. Sure there are new skycrapers and stadiums coming, but around all that, is a regressive sort of overcrowding that’s happening.

Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

DEBUNK me how this MAJORITY ILLEGAL immigrant, Mexicans, have children lined up consecutively so as to qualify for WIC, Welfare checks for EACH CHILD?

DEBUNK me how not only do they instantly have children, multiple, we’re talking 4 to 10 children and just how they qualify most of those children as AUTISTIC for US handicap aid checks for each child? When those children they claim are not actually autistic and have no handicaps? DEBUNK that for me? How do illegal Mexicans do that?

DEBUNK me on how Mexicans, once they enter a workplace like a fast food chain or super market, etc. hook up THEIR OWN and DISCRIMINATE other NON-Mexican Latinos  such as Central Americans, etc.? They harass other NON-Mexican latinos with an ethnic hatred that’s embedded in their culture and history? Debunk.


Gilasevi

Gilasevi6 hours ago

DEBUNK me how they literally swarm, hoard neighborhoods they settle in, and also do the same in housing, resources. For example, in South Los Angeles, Mexicans are pushing out African Americans, all UNDER YOUR NOSES, behind your backs, in a sort of racial cleansing. Their Mexican street gangs do it with violence and intimidation, the working class Mexican immigrants turn the cheek and say nothing. It’s been documented in Azusa California, look it up, and it’s going on in South LA. Wait til this reaches other parts of the USA.

And its not just Blacks that are under-minded and displaced but other NON-Mexican latinos as well. If you only knew the attitudes and human rights violations that Mexicans have and do to Central American illegal immigrants IN Mexico. This is documented in the ’83 movie “El Norte” and still exists today, that’s why I call it cultural.

laodegan

laodegan8 hours ago

This op-ed piece is full of unsubstantiated claims. Maria Santana hasn’t even accurately depicted the concerns of those who would like to  get *illegal* immigration under control.

1. This is not the assertion. The assertion is that they often can avoid paying taxes – taking “under the table jobs”, or claiming dependents they don’t have while using fake social security numbers.

2. Who claims they don’t pay social security? If they get a job, even using fake identification, this is an automatic deduction through the company’s payroll. But illegal immigrants who engage in illegal under the table jobs certainly do not pay social security. Who  cares if they can’t benefit from it? They are not here legally.

3. Illegals absolutely do drain the system. After avoiding their fair share of taxes and sending significant amounts of money to their home countries (taking money out of our economy), they use public services, attend public schools, and certainly put a burden on our healthcare system.

4. Of course they take American jobs. What jobs can they possibly take in the US if not jobs that  would otherwise go to an American or perhaps a *legal* immigrant? Oh sure, there are plenty that take no jobs at all and instead resort to criminal activity (above and beyond the crime of being here illegally). But that’s another story.

5. It absolutely is just  a matter of following the law. Something even our president is violating at the moment.

FG54

FG549 hours ago

# 5 is especially outrageous and shows how du mb this author really is…Who said the American citizenship should be an instant and cheap gratification?! Here is an example that even the author of this tripe could (hopefully) understand: let say I want the latest model Ferrari, but I don’t have the money now and won’t have for a long time, but who cares, I want it, period! Does that mean that being extremely frustrated with ‘prohibitive cost’ I can just go and steal it? How far will I drive it before being caught and jailed? The reasoning of this author (and many others for that matter) is just scary – ‘I want it and I want it now!’, it is rather fitting for a spoiled immature brat.

MrFortuitous

MrFortuitous11 hours ago

And is that really the message that we want to teach new citizens in our country. . .that, if they cheat and break the law, they can get ahead? Is that really the kind of partner you want in business, the kind of coworker you want to count on or compete with or even to build a life together with? I’ll take old fashioned honesty any day. . .

MrFortuitous

MrFortuitous11 hours ago

If it’s illegal to cross our borders and we are not going to enforce that, then change the law so all members of our world community have the same advantage in overrunning our borders. Is that what we want or are we going to continue to favor only Hispanics in law breaking? I know a PhD who has published many research papers and continues to legally await a decision on her case and continues to pay her fees and reapply with large fees every 6 months because Immigration and Naturalization is flooded with illegals they are trying to process. Is that fair? Is this the kind of country we want that shows bigotry, racism and favoritism towards one country?

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

Because of the president’s action:

  • The GDP will increase by $90 billion to $210 billion and the federal deficit will decrease by $25 billion, by 2024.
nelle41

nelle4114 hours ago

I once went 6 months without seeing any non-English speaking people pay for their groceries with any thing but ‘food stamps’ .  I suppose they use the same false papers that they work with to get public assistance.  At the time I read in the paper that fake Id’s were being sold in my grocery store’s parking lot for $80 -$120.  It occurred to me that it would be financially prudent to buy one of those Id’s instead of paying for my food but I’m basically law abiding and thought that the social service people probably did more checking on Minnesotans than they did on Mexicans. We also have many African immigrants.  They are here legally and mostly pay for their groceries with cash or credit.

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

@nelle41 English may be their second language.  And how do you know that they are not here legally?

nelle41

nelle4113 hours ago

@verymild @nelle41  Guess I can’t say for sure that they were illegal but I only counted the ones who couldn’t speak English. I’m always reading that they can’t get in legally so thought it was a fare assumption.  In Europe I could generally tell which were American just buy looking.  Most people can.  In America I think that I’m able to tell US Hispanics from foreign by their clothing, body language and ability to speak  English.   Check myself by saying hi while waiting in line -American Hispanics are friendly, will chat rather than glare.  Was always right.

EricHogue

EricHogue14 hours ago

@nelle41 Well, heck, I guess it’s story time. Are you seriously saying that your local newspaper ran an article about fake ID’s and you thought that going to the spot where they said they were being sold was a good idea?

That’s a compelling argument for education reform.

Chrispas

Chrispas14 hours ago

Almost all Americans (except the native ones) are descendents of (illegal?) immigrants since the 1600s. And the US became a great country (and won 2 WWs) because of the immigration for over 2 centuries. Now, that the descendents of immigrants from all over the world have established themselves as Americans, they don’t want any more immigrants to enter the US. It’s always the same story…

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@Chrispas Immigrants, sure, illegal no.  And why do people try to group together legal and illegal immigrants. I doubt anyone in this argument saying that they’re anti-ILLEGAL immigrants are against immigration at all. So no, it’s not the same story at all. Though your side of the argument sure likes to try to twist things so they look that way.

laruemann

laruemann14 hours ago

 Why do all you mexicans think your so special? That you have the right to sneak over the border, get a free education, free health care, free benefits when you don’t add anything to this country? You bring in your gangs, multiple children that you don’t take care of real well, you deal drugs, you clog up our jails and emergency rooms and yet you don’t even have the decency to want to learn our language and be American! You’d rather wallow in your own barrios! Go back and make your country a better place! And first of all….stop having so many children! If you brought it down to 1 or 2 you might be able to live and work in mexico!

Do you really want to be an American? go back to your country and apply the right way! The legal way…the way your doing it is clogging up the system! My wife has family members in the Philippines who have been trying to come over for years at great expense and frustration! But; the system is clogged because you people are taking unfair advantage of your location to us!
You’ll notice …that Emperor obuma suffered a stunning loss! Both houses of congress are now Republican! In 2016 the president will be republican too! And the know the people don’t want you parasites here and will fortify the border and send you miscreants back!

Bob Puharic

Bob Puharic14 hours ago

@laruemann They don’t gett anything of the sort but the US right lies about a problem that’s been an issue for 40 years but they just discovered last week.

And if Obama suffered a loss, how’s Pres romney doing?

Craig16

Craig1613 hours ago

@laruemann You don’t seem to have read the article. You sound like the kind of person who thinks all black people are criminals and everybody from the middle east is a terrorist. Ignorance is the worst enemy of the American people!

uatsup

uatsup14 hours ago

Most people posting on this subject are narrow minded ,
All they have in their mind is DEPORT DEPORT DEPORT .
They do not see the half glass full but the half empty glass.
I personally know lots of U.S. born people and they will NOT

work for the minimum wage much less for under the minimum wage.
They rather get federal benefits like unemployment or live under their parents roof
than work. An illegal alien will work from sun up to sundown working sometimes three jobs

to make ends meat . i know some illegals are moving up the ladder but they have earn it
by working hard and not by seating in a couch watching Football or playing video games,
It is so easy to say lets deport, they are criminals , they broke the law,they drain our system and the blames and excuses keeps going and going,
The reality is all this mess is because of stupid racist people in charge of immigration laws
Who decided for certain countries long time ago to close the opportunity for people to enter the country legally ,By dragging application for legal residency for years and sometimes for decades, instead they decided to bring people who were our enemies and give them legal status,
i will not name people’s race for respect to others but most older generation knows what kind of people i am talking about.and one of the other excuses they use is to control the population of this country.
It is time to put an end to this old immigration game which by the way politicians are using it to gain voters and promotes hate at the same time.

Immigration  MUST START by cutting the waiting period time from years to months to reject or approve a permanent residence application.regardless of what country the person is applying from.
Then once U.S. has a good immigration policy implemented
then we will Not need that many border patrols just standing around doing NOTHING
at the border crossing or checkpoints Which by the way (Checkpoints)
are illegal under our constitution.
And then we will save BILLIONS OF DOLLARS of wasted Taxpayers money
the can be put to a better use.

nelle41

nelle4114 hours ago

@uatsup  While I would prefer that everyone work rather than live on assistance I believe that US citizens have a right to be supported by the US.  Mexicans should get aide from Mexico.  If that doesn’t suit perhaps they could go home and make some changes.

Bob Puharic

Bob Puharic14 hours ago

@nelle41 @uatsup When Mexicans get assistance here, let me know

caryges

caryges12 hours ago

@Bob Puharic  I’m letting you know right now that quite a few Mexicans are getting assistance here already,  You really should do some research about things before making comments.  Look at every public school here in America and you can figure out who is here illegally, but schools cannot legally report this information.  Most government welfare office personal can spot fake paperwork but that does not prevent the individual from gaining assistance.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

Good job Mr. President.  It’s time to call out border enforcement as the fake grandstanding that it is.

bhoins2

bhoins214 hours ago

@tmiletus Because if we can’t enforce our borders we are no longer considered a Country by International law.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

The supply of illegal immigrants is endless.  All deportation does is change the faces every so often.  If you want to stop the flow, you must shut down the jobs that pull them here.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@tmiletus Deporting them, in addition to shutting down their reasons for coming are both necessary.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

@Bookworm51485 @tmiletus No.  No need to deport.  Shut down those jobs, and they will leave on their own.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@tmiletus @Bookworm51485 Maybe, maybe not.

tmiletus

tmiletus14 hours ago

@Bookworm51485 @tmiletus Try it.  You’ll see.

nelle41

nelle4115 hours ago

In 2000 there was enough a labor shortage in MPLS/ST P.  that fast  food workers were getting 12.50 an hour.  Spanish speaking people came flooding in.  Wages went down to 8.00.  Rents went up.  You could go months with out seeing any English speaking people working in them.  Also no longer any teenagers.  I don’t know how there not being any entry level first jobs for them affected their lives.  I don’t know where economists get their numbers but they don’t reflect the reality I witnessed.

jerryabr

jerryabr14 hours ago

@nelle41

I saw that too. However, the US teens were doing Internet and other things for more money and choosing to not work fast food.

Bookworm51485

Bookworm5148514 hours ago

@nelle41 You should make a trip to Miami. Things are REALLY special here. It’s almost impossible for English-speaking people to find jobs without knowing somebody because almost every job insists that people must be bilingual English/Spanish.

verymild

verymild14 hours ago

@nelle41 are you blaming the Great Recession on Spanish speaking people?

nelle41

nelle4113 hours ago

@verymild @nelle41  Absolutely not! Only the increased poverty of fast food workers in MN.  Started 8-9 years before the Great Recession.   Wall Street probably has very few non English speaking people in management.

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QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW FAILS AGAIN – 2ND ONE CANCELLED

SHE IS A NICE PERSON

SHE IS LOYAL TO HER FAN BASE AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH HER

BUT DANA, QUEEN LATIFAH, JUST DOES NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A TALK SHOW HOST

AND PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF WATCHING ALL THESE MINORITY HOSTS TALK TO FAMOUS PEOPLE

IT’S THE TRUTH AND I’M PUTTING IT OUT THERE FOR ALL TO READ

PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE ARSE HALLS, THE OPRAHS, THE LIST

is below

No one is watching you Negroes

People are streaming and watching what the want and not paying attention to the demands of what media tells you to watch

Most of these talk show blacks had fairly descent lives before they got on TV – Michael Strahan for instance and now he’s divorced

because the rigors of talk show life were too much for this stray cat and don’t tell me he doesn’t cheat because his wife sure thinks so.

COMIC STEVE HARVEY HAS NOT MADE THIS LIST HOWEVER HE IS SUCCESSFUL.

G

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S

S cont.

W

The queen is also not on this list because no one regarded her as a talk show host. Interesting.

THESE NETWORKS HAVE TO STOP SHOVING THESE PEOPLE DOWN OUR THROATS.

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The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled; Host Thanks Fans on Facebook

Queen Latifah Show Cancelled

Queen Latifah‘s reign over daytime television has come to an abrupt end.

The host of The Queen Latifah Show posted a message to her Facebook page Friday, confirming that her syndicated talk show — currently in its second season — will not be continuing. The note, addressed both to fans and to herself, reads as follows:

Queen Latifah

Actor/Director · 6,937,362 Likes

· 11 hrs ·

Dear Dana,

Just a little note to say Thank You…

Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.

Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!

Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.

You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.

We truly changed people’s lives for the better.

So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!

Lovingly, You!

P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

 

FACEBOOK THINKS THEY ARE GAGGING ME BUT THEY ONLY INCITE ME FURTHER

ILLEGALS ARE ON THE INTERNET

YES, THEY ARE

AND WHEN YOU ARGUE WITH THEM AND CALL THEM NAMES

LIKE

“SPIC” WHICH ISN’T EVEN A WORD

THEY REPORT YOU TO FACEBOOK

AND FACEBOOK TAKES THEIR SIDE & BANS YOU FROM POSTING FOR 3 DAYS

FACEBOOK IS RUN BY A THIEF

ZUCKERBERG WHO IS NOW A BILLIONAIRE BECAUSE HE STOLE A PROGRAM THAT HE AND HIS FRIENDS

DEVELOPED TOGETHER IN HARVARD

APPARENTLY HE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION TO HIS STUDIES, DATING A CHINESE DOCTOR & KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HIS BUDDIES ALL OVER THE GLOBE VIA THIS PROGRAM WHICH BECAME

FACEBOOK

FACEBOOK TENDS TO WANT TO TEACH GROWN UP PEOPLE LESSONS.

I DON’T LEARN LESSONS FROM PIPSQUEAKS

I DESPISE THEM

30 YR OLD AND YOUNGER

GO FUCK YOURSELVES

I HAVE ZERO TO LEARN FROM YOU.

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I get called every derogatory name under the sun, report these cocksuckers and you ban me for writing “spic”. This is discrimination against free speech from a company lead by a thief. You suppress the activity you feel is harmful to your self interests, but you will never quiet me.

(what I wrote to facebook in my appeal for justice AND of course, I got nothing in return)

 

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