Why Running for Governor is Sometimes Necessary

This is the latest news from Refugee Resettlement Watch. I mirrored most of it, but as usual, I didn’t embed the links — go to Ann’s post for those. However, I tried to remain faithful to her emphases. Thus, all those bolded sentences below are hers:

We have a zillion posts here at RRW about refugee overloaded Manchester, NH over the years. Many of the posts chronicle the efforts of its longtime mayor Ted Gatsas who tried to slow the flow to the city when the immigrant pressure on ‘services’ was getting too great. (No slowdown any time soon as we learned here the other day.)

It was a battle, but the lobbyists for the refugee industry went to work not wanting to set any precedent that would allow a mayor to call the shots on how many are resettled by the FEDERAL government in one of their targeted cities.

Now we see the mayor is running for governor and he isn’t silent about the refugee problems the country is facing.

Ann quotes a public radio station at this point. I’ve skipped that part; NPR is part of our larger cultural problem in America so it’s my general policy to avoid giving them a voice here.

From there she moves on to an excellent description of the “family reunion” scam:

By the way, one of the tricks you need to understand about the promoters of colonizing cities with immigrants is that once they get the family seed units started, they then clamor for the immigrants’ family members to be permitted to follow them to that location. If you raise an objection (due to the economy, or crime, or cultural upheaval going on) you are painted as a heartless xenophobe for not wanting families to be reunited. Don’t back down!

Here is what Gatsas tried to do:

While the federal government has authority over resettlements regardless of the objections of states, governors can try to block funding for nongovernmental agencies involved in the resettlement process in an attempt to make the process difficult.

That is what Gatsas tried to do as Manchester’s mayor in 2011.

He said Tuesday that as mayor, he “repeatedly asked for more transparency when it comes to the refugee resettlement process and asked for a temporary moratorium so Manchester could sufficiently meet the needs of our current refugee population.”

In 2011, Gatsas asked the state’s Executive Council to vote against contracts to provide funding to nonprofit groups who work with refugees in the state. That request came after the federal government refused his request for a two-year moratorium on new refugee settlements in Manchester.

Don’t expect anyone in the Bush family orbit—like Sununu—to question any federal immigration program!

But the council refused Gatsas’ request and unanimously voted to approve the contracts. Gatsas noted on Tuesday that one of his current competitors for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Chris Sununu, was among those who voted in favor of the contracts.

Trump’s campaign has a way of sucking up all the air in the room, but in this case The Donald’s run may very well complement The Mayor’s pushback against the ruin that has befallen Manchester. If he “moves to Concord” — i.e., is elected governor — then the clout of that office will lend a depth of persuasion to his fight to save Manchester and other besieged areas of New Hampshire.

NOTE: New Hampshire’s motto is one of the better known state aphorisms: LIVE FREE OR DIE. That’s what it’s coming down to now. And that’s why so many people want a pause/halt/refusal of further refugees until localities have had time to “assimilate” those already dumped on them. Some years ago I read a statistic at Ann’s site: Manchester had sixty languages in its school system. How does a city cope with a problem of that magnitude?

If you feel Manchester’s pain, it would be a good and fitting thing to contribute to Mayor Gatsas’ campaign. He’s running against Big Money and Big Connections.

Here’s his website.

Here’s his donate page:

His primary opponent is a member in good standing of the GOP(e) — the elites. Chris Sununu comes from a family of well-heeled, well-connected professional politicians: his father was a three-term governor, his big brother a U.S. senator. Thus, Sununu is the anti-Gatsas, with pockets deep enough to run a media steamroller over Mayor Gatsas. Thus, the latter needs our help.

Sometimes throwing money at a problem is a good solution. Gatsas has what it takes to be an effective governor; he lacks only the funds to mount a truly effective campaign against the Deep Pockets Sununu Dynasty.

For sure if the feds can continue for more than a decade to fill a once welcoming (but now reluctant) town with wave after wave of immigrants, what’s to say your town won’t be next? If enough people crowd-fund this gubernatorial election, think of the energy that will generate in terms of a much wider pushback against the immigrant-creep system being foisted upon us by the corrupt bureaucrats at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

In another post Ann links to what will be my new go-to source for information on the costs of this immigration-boondoggle-treason-corruption. This site, Politically Short, dubs itself “The American Reality Outside the Beltway”. I’ll say.

Since 2009 the grand total of individuals this administration has admitted into our country is 1,034,277. This is astounding given that the administration is now calling for a quarter of a million people to be admitted in 2017 while asking for over $2 billion in funds…[And] if you think a Republican controlled congress would never dare to allocate such funds for this invasion, think again.[…] The budget proposal [for] the Republican-controlled congress in 2015 allocated $1,396,313,000 for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance program. [Then] they increas[ed] the funding in 2016 to… $1,952,691,000.

The FY 2017 request includes $1,226,000,000 in base funding for the UC program,…an increase of $278,000,000 from the FY 2016 enacted level of $948,000,000.

The sheer amount of money being allocated by congress to fund what is essentially an invasion of the third world in the form of refugees and illegal aliens is outright treasonous in my opinion.

Treasonous indeed. But unlike BHO’s obfuscations and lack of transparency in so many areas, he was never covert or shy about his desire to “fundamentally transform” America. The hatred runs deep on both sides of his DNA.

Those numbers at Politically Short are confusing because it’s difficult to find a bottom, really bottom, line for the total costs. I read — and now can’t find the source — that the real total for ORR and its sub-contractors and spin-offs is five billion dollars. Annually. It’s not difficult to hide that amount of money when it’s tucked here and there and everywhere in a bloated bureaucracy. “Follow the Money” becomes “Find the Money If You Can”.

No wonder the Hispanic support for Trump is hovering at thirty percent and trending upwards.

We can’t vote in New Hampshire but we can do our bit with a donation to the cause. Hey, the Irish funded their rebellion by traveling to America to raise funds. My great-grandfather was one of those fund-raisers…back when crowdfunding was a bit less streamlined than it is now.

9 thoughts on “Why Running for Governor is Sometimes Necessary

  1. My relative in Florida has been receiving many mailers with a questionnaire and plea for money from an organization called Secure Freedom, headed by a Frank Gaffney. Being pestered by these many envelopes, I am suspicious someone’s got too much money on their hands. They say they published a booklet with highlights from Shariah, The threat to America, and plan a major media campaign.

    Are they real? Should people send them money?

    • Yes. Secure Freedom (aka Center for Security Policy) is Frank Gaffney’s outfit. I work with them all the time. http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/

      If the emails (or snail mail) annoy your relative, just reply and ask to be removed from the list. They’re not spammers; they’ll do it.

    • The Baron has worked with Frank Gaffney and his team for years. Some of them even showed up to fight legally against a local Islamic terrorist compound over in the next county.

      And no one else seems to be covering the clear and present danger of EMPs (which Iran has threatened). Each state could “harden” its skies against an attack that will send it back to the middle ages, but no one does. Except Maine, God bless them.

    • The Baron has worked with Frank Gaffney and his team for years. Some of them even showed up to fight legally against a local Islamic terrorist compound over in the next county.

      And no one else seems to be covering the clear and present danger of EMPs (which Iran has threatened). Each state could “harden” its skies against an attack that will send it back to the middle ages, but no one does. Except Maine, God bless them.

      Back when other conservative groups were bizzy, bizzy erecting a cordon sanitaire against Diana West, Frank Gaffney courageously awarded her the CSP annual “Mightier Pen” prize in 2013, complete with a festive dinner. No the B didn’t go – too expensive to travel to NYC, etc…


      But that’s how CSP operates: they always take a position of integrity and that’s a top-down phenomenon.

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for the shout out to my site PoliticallyShort.com

    I really appreciate the mention. As for the real costs per year, it is more than likely in excess of $5 billion. The government, like this article alludes to, does a very good job of hiding the money in hundred of various “Awards” and Grants to a litany of NGO’s and charities. For example, iv’e found the best way to stay up-to-date on this is by checking the Grants.gov website as well as FedBizOpps.gov and taggs.hhs.gov

    Follow those three Government sites to track the funding. Refugee Resettlement Watch is also hands down the best source for info as well. Keep up the great work and thank you again for the mention!

    • It was my pleasure. There are a lot of websites out there but few who have the numbers you’ve managed to find.

      I went to FedBizOpps.gov


      I drilled down to a page which lists the agencies with “opportunities” – it was the first page of these black holes, with twenty places listed in alphabetical order. Then I noticed it was merely ONE page, with another 132 to follow. Gad. Do the math…omg.

      And it’s obviously just the tip of a huge glacier…no wonder lobbyists make such a killing.

      BTW, I like your website’s name, i.e., Politically Short. Bec your surname is Short. Very heh, even if your news is very bleh.

      Here’s to not getting audited…

      • Nick and I follow each other on Twitter. His material is excellent – factual of course and very well written. I regularly re-tweet his articles. The Irishman.

  3. “From there she moves on to an excellent description of the “family reunion” scam: ‘By the way, one of the tricks you need to understand about the promoters of colonizing cities with immigrants is that once they get the family seed units started, they then clamor for the immigrants’ family members to be permitted to follow them to that location’.”

    I have never read any article anywhere that delves into this subject with actual examples of how it works. Of course no Western government would ever undertake a study of “family re-union” for the results would be too shocking and would likely generate a tidal wave of political opposition to “family reunion” for immigrants and “refugees” as the fiscal implications are simply enormous.

    Six years ago a golden opportunity to explore a case study presented itself to me. I saw and smiled at a very attractive woman of probable Middle Eastern origin sitting on the beach in a conservative one-piece swimming costume with her mid-teenaged son. I chanced to encounter her a hour later on her own on the street where we had both gone, alone, to the local shops. I struck up a conversation with her asking was she Lebanese and when she replied that she was I stated “Obviously not Muslim”. She corrected me: she was a Muslim. So I seized the opportunity to undertake a little anthropological study and sought successfully to deepen my acquaintance with her. For that purpose I went on three dates with her and gleaned a gold mine of information on her family and community. The results were jaw-dropping and deeply depressing for Australia.

    They say that one swallow doesn’t make a summer, but with good reason I fear that this young lady’s family story was not atypical. Highlights.

    * She was one of seven children, the youngest, all of whom had migrated to Australia from Lebanon.

    *All or nearly all of whom, it was at least 5, including her, had imported their spouses from Lebanon.

    She was quite explicit about how having Australian residency/citizenship had made her and her siblings attractive in the Lebanese Muslim betrothal market, such that she was able to import a husband with “some money”.

    *Her oldest brother, the “anchor”, had gained entry to Australia “just after” 1975.

    There was a free-for-all period of Lebanese Muslim immigration to Australia between 1975 and 1977 where Liberal, ie Conservative, Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser opened the floodgates during the Lebanese Civil War by jettisoning the one for one rule whereby one qualified Muslim immigrant was permitted for every qualified Christian immigrant, so the number of Muslim immigrants, no matter how qualified, was determined by the number of qualified Christian immigrant-applicants This had kept a check on Muslim numbers for over half a century. By 1977 the ratio was 13:1 because Fraser “wanted to help the victims of the civil war” and dispensed with the whole points qualification system for would be immigrants from Lebanon. It led to a stand-off between Fraser and the Director-General of the Department of Immigration, who ultimately resigned on principle. With a number of senior civil servants.

    *Her oldest brother managed to get his next brother into Australia on “Family re-unification” grounds.

    *The two brothers managed to get their parents into Australia on “Family reunification” grounds.

    *The parents then managed to get their remaining 5 children into Australia on “Family re-unification” grounds.

    The father would return to Lebanon to live as soon as he qualified for “a[n Australian] pension” It was unclear whether this was a “Disability Pension” or the “Old Age Pension”, both of which are transportable to foreign countries.

    *Nobody, apart from her, in her extended family, worked.

    As her husband and father of her three children had died at 45 of lung cancer she was on a “Widow’s Pension” – she was in her late 30’s. Unlike unemplyment benefits and disability pensions, such a pension is unaffected by earned income. The pension was introduced around 100 years ago when women with children generally didn’t and weren’t expected to work. The job she had recently acquired was one of those public sector ‘make-work’ jobs involving liaison between the Police and Arabic speaking “troublemakers”, aka delinquents and criminals in schools in her part of Sydney. The careful way that she explained her role to me strongly suggested that she deterred proper law enforcement by pleading/coaching cultural sensitivities/differences.

    *Everybody in her extended family lived in public housing.

    She told me she lived in “Housing”. Well as everybody is housed in housing, I asked what she meant: “Department of Housing” housing.

    *All of the women in her extended family, bar her, dressed in Islamic garb.

    That is her mother, her sisters, sisters-in-law and their daughters who had reached puberty. My acquaintance had three sons. What was really illuminating and disturbing is that all of them only: “wore the veil” “after 9/11”. I didn’t ask why that event had brought this about.

    I never enquired as to whether her late husband had, in turn, progressively brought his family over from Lebanon as I might have exploded “You’re f***ing kidding!”, but when she described her attempts at resolving her marital problems, her late husband had been a gambler, drinker and prostitute-user, with their imam she mentioned a mother-in-law, so I assume that he too was an “anchor”.

    One curiosity: she expected me to support her objection to the government, ie the Department of Housing, permitting her neighbours to keep dogs. When I mildly backed their freedom to do so, she responded “Yeah, but then we can’t leave our door open or their dogs will come into our home.” I didn’t pursue this issue with her.

    Second curiosity: she had a very nice late model car. It had been given to her by a long term German boyfriend who was a car dealer: he had been prepared to convert to Islam to marry her (as, no doubt, required by her family) but the relationship foundered because he wanted children and she didn’t want to have any more.

    On our third date, my support for Israel came up in conversation. She became increasingly hostile as I mildly laid out my case. We parted amicably, I enjoyed gaining the insights I gained and wanted to gain more, but I never contacted her again as the issue would have become central and heavily contested. She was quite a rebel evidently: declining to wear the veil, swimming in a regular costume at a public beach, drinking alcohol, seeing non-Muslim men, working; but I fear Muslim women like her in the West are a rarity and will become increasingly so.

    • Oh my. The things you’re willing to do for research. Growing up, I was well-acquainted with members of a large Christian Lebanese immigrant group. There is something about the Lebanese and money: go in with one’s eyes wide open. But they are excellent and (for the most part) honest businessmen.

      The first generation tended to stick together, as all immigrant groups do. But the next generation moved out into the community and married outside the tribal rings. They were successful beyond average with stable marriages; their kids were obviously beloved.

      The only Muslim I ever met growing up was a Saudi. I was in my late teens, he was in his early twenties. He gave me the creeps and I never could figure out why. I was relieved when he gave up pursuing me. But those were gentler times, eh?

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