Let See,  34 illegal aliens talking flying lesson in Massachusetts from an illegal alien already cited by Federal authorities. So, ICE fails to enforce the flight school company’s owner illegal immigration. TSA and FAA failed to accurately identify illegal aliens applying for flying lessons. Two of these three departments fall under the Umbrella of the DHS.

Here are some highlights from The Boston Globe:

Federal officials have arrested dozens of alleged illegal immigrants connected to a flight school in Stow, including the school’s owner and students who received US government clearance to train as pilots despite strict security controls put into place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

…holes in the government’s antiterrorism security net…exposed problems in the Transportation Security Administration’s ability…

…the arrested immigrants…are free pending deportation hearings in federal immigration court…

TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration…could not explain this week why alleged illegal immigrants were allowed to take classes and obtain pilot’s licenses in Stow…

The agency does not follow up in every case to ensure that those who take classes obtain the necessary immigration documents…

This week, TJ Aviation Flight Academy remained open for business…

Read more here.

In case you wanted to know how big the budgets are for these Federal Agencies, here they are.

FAA (remember they were recipients of Stimulus $$$)

Then here’s TSA and ICE budgets, under DHS control

This is why a perpetually growing Federal Government is only not desirable, but dangerous. The nature of Government bureaucracy itself creates more problems than it solves. It’s a self-serving monstrosity which seems more concerned with self-fulfilment than effectiveness and efficiency. Yes, part of the Federal Government’s mandate is to protect our borders and our citizen’s security. This is the reason government agencies need to stop hiring to accommodate their perpetual growth and hire people from the outside to find the waste, fraud, and inefficiencies in order to better serve the public and shrink the size of these monstrosities.

On another note. You got love the quote from the illegal alien owner of the flight instruction company:

He said he had followed the rules… and…These are honest people. . . . They just want a better future.’’

If he even took the time to learn about America, he would have realized the first act he committed when breaking into America was breaking American law. We follow the laws and pay the price when we don’t. Somehow, he must have thought the U.N and the U.S. are the same thing. Freedom-loving Americans love their sovereignty and have no desire for the U.N. to create legislation for Americans. No, we’re not open borders. My ancestors were legal immigrants from Europe and they took pride in coming here legally and desired to become American. You need to do the same. By the way, about a better future, legal Americans are striving for that goal, but keep finding it harder as illegal aliens keep flooding America seeking tax-payer funded handouts. Come to America legally by fulfilling the proper requirements, then showing you are a benefit to America, and, finally, assimilate into society and be an American. Then my friend, you will be welcome with open arms.

With amazement, last week I read that the Obama White House nominated Erroll Southers to head up TSA. The amazing part was that Mr. Southers fully supports unionising the TSA. As reported by the Washington Examiner, Jim DeMint placed a hold on the Southers’ nomination until he answers one question

does he think TSA employees should be allowed to collectively bargain with the government on workplace rules and procedures? To date, Southers has declined to give a definitive response to DeMint’s question, even though it’s importance was highlighted by the attempted Christmas Day massacre of nearly 300 people aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Besides the pushing for the unionising of TSA, there’s another concerning issue about Mr. Southers that is reported today by the Washington Post. While at the FBI, Southers inappropriately accessed federal databases to obtain information on his estranged wife’s boyfriend. Then he misled Congress about the details of those events, but later retracted and corrected his story.

The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show.

and

Southers, a former FBI agent, has described inconsistencies in his accounts to Congress as “inadvertent” and the result of poor memory of an incident that dates back 20 years. He said in a Nov. 20 letter to key senators obtained by The Post that he had accepted full responsibility long ago for a “grave error in judgment” in accessing confidential criminal records about his then-estranged wife’s new boyfriend.

If for no other reason to reject Souther’s nomination, fake conservative Congressman Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins support this guy. Too bad he didn’t cheat on paying his taxes. He would have been a shoe-in and probably have breezed through this confirmation. Here’s a quote from Joe Lieberman’s spokesperson regarding Southers:

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Lieberman said the senator “believes that Erroll Southers is an outstanding candidate to lead the TSA.

Back to threat of unionising TSA, here is a list of some of the unions in America supporting the unionisation of TSA, as provided by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

State Feds

  • Alaska State AFL-CIO
  • Arizona AFL-CIO
  • Arkansas AFL-CIO
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Colorado AFL-CIO
  • Florida AFL-CIO
  • Georgia State AFL-CIO
  • Hawaii AFL-CIO
  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Indiana State AFL-CIO
  • Kentucky AFL-CIO
  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO
  • Michigan State AFL-CIO
  • Missouri AFL-CIO
  • Nevada State AFL-CIO
  • North Carolina State AFL-CIO
  • Ohio AFL-CIO
  • Oklahoma State AFL-CIO
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
  • South Carolina AFL-CIO
  • Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council
  • Utah State AFL-CIO
  • Virginia AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • West Virginia AFL-CIO

Central Labor Councils

  • Anchorage Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council (Pennsylvania)
  • Central Florida AFL-CIO
  • Central Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
  • Cleveland Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Colorado Springs Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Denver Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Oregon)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Seattle)
  • Metropolitan Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO Unions
  • Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO
  • Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northern Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Oklahoma City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (Calif.)
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington Green Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (Ohio)

Airport Unions

  • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Unions

  • AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 2829 (Minneapolis)
  • APWU(American Postal Workers Union) Local 125 (Minneapolis)
  • APWU Local 1462 (Central Florida)
  • APWU Local 247 (Colorado Springs)
  • ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 1005 (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
  • BCTWGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers’ and Grain Millers) Local 6 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
  • CWA (Communications Workers of America) Minnesota State Council
  • Florida Alliance for Retired Americans
  • IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) Minnesota State Council of Machinists
  • Jobs with Justice, Central Florida
  • Jobs with Justice, St. Louis
  • LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) Central Florida Chapter
  • LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 332 (Philadelphia), AFL-CIO
  • Minnesota Nurses Association
  • Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Local 1776
  • UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) Region IV (Colorado)

Groups

  • A. Philip Randolph Institute Central Florida Chapter
  • Central Florida CLUW (Collation of Labor Union Women)
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Jefferson County Democrats of Colorado
  • Labor Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party
  • Union Vets Council

http://www.afge.org/index.cfm?fuse=content&contentID=2089

If there were any questions about Mr. Souther’s intentions, here’s part of a quote sent to the AFGE by Mr. Southers himself:

“I look forward to joining you and adding value to the homeland security mission at TSA.”

It seems the momentum to build a gargantuan base of Democrat constituents though workplace initiatives rolls on. And you wonder why much of the stimulus money is being held back. It will continue to be funnelled to progressive organizations and political causes supporting progressive political candidates. The only problem here is that progressives are a minority in this country (albeit the wealthiest), and their political agenda is juxtaposed to the freedom and liberty America was founded on.

The progressive agenda will be crushed by those Americans that are continually having their freedom and liberty curbed. It’s only a matter of time.

THANKS JIM DEMINT!