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Iraqi Awakening

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 28, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFIS, Nov. 26, 2007) – Determined to rise up against al Qaeda terrorists, concerned local citizens, working together with coalition forces, have started neighborhood watch programs in northern Iraq.

The citizens are calling the movement “Sahwa,” an Arabic term that means “awakening.”

The neighborhood watch programs were established Nov. 14, two weeks after local citizens approached Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, with the idea. More than 1,000 citizens showed up, ready to be recruited to take up arms in defense against the terrorists in the region.

Source: army.mil news

Hat Tip: Sgt Hook

Commentary

You know, I think the Iraqis get it better than half of America, and they are gonna be okay…despite the Democrats refusal to fund the war, and forcing the Army to cut back.

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Press Release– Illegal Aliens Should Not Be Admitted to State-Supported Community Colleges

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 28, 2007

North Carolina’s community college system has ordered the state’s 58 campuses to admit illegal immigrants, overturning a policy of letting the heavily enrolled schools set their own rules for handling undocumented applicants.

David Sullivan, the system’s top lawyer, dispatched a memo this month telling the community colleges that state regulations require the schools to admit illegal immigrants who meet the schools’ basic requirements of being either a high school graduate or an adult in need of skills training.

“That’s just wrong,” said state Sen. Richard Stevens, a Raleigh Republican and co-chair of the higher education committee. “The law ought to be changed.”

Rep. Winkie Wilkins, a Person County Democrat who chairs the House committee on community colleges, said he was “blindsided” by the news.

The state’s community colleges focus on training and retraining the work force, usually through skills and trade education. Melinda Wiggins is executive director of Student Action With Farm Workers, which helps children of migrant farm workers get into high school and college. She said barring illegal immigrants from community colleges penalizes youths who were brought to the United States as children.

“North Carolina is their home. It’s where they’ve been raised and lived,” Wiggins said.

“By denying them an education, we’re really creating an underclass of folks here in the state who cannot contribute to society.”

N.C. public schools must accept children of illegal immigrants under federal regulations. The University of North Carolina system admits undocumented applicants, but a bill to provide in-state tuition to some was quickly shot down in 2005.

Source: Charlotte Observer
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Hat Tip: NC Representative Charles C. Thomas

Update: I’ve just been told that Matt Mittan is covering this issue on his Radio Show, Take A Stand. This page has his podcasts, which, I note is not up to date…so I’ll work on an alternate source of audio if the podcasts aren’t up by tomorrow morning. The same person said FOX is covering the story. Too bad I don’t have a TV so I could grab the clip!

Documents below:


Posted in GOP, illegal aliens, north carolina | 1 Comment »

Hooligans Deliver Audio of NC-11 GOP Debate Forum

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 28, 2007

Arratik, one of the bloggers at Scrutiny Hooligans, attended the NC-11 GOP Forum held this morning in Henderson County and uploaded the audio with the promise of more goodies (like a transcript) later.

**Update 1.31pm Henderson Times-News Coverage

Posted in Carl Mumpower, Debate, GOP, Heath Shuler, john armor, NC-11, Scrutiny Hooligans, Spence Campbell | 5 Comments »