Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nancy Pelosi's Sour Grapes


A note first, Nostradumbass, "Ducky", has once again shown that he doesn't know beans. San Fran Nan, is catching flack from her "fellow travelers", about her backing John Murtha, (with his ethics problems), For the #2 position in the House.

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Posted 10/31/2006

Leaders: Rep. Nancy Pelosi has her own "grapes of wrath" scenario going on. Is her opposition to enhanced border security due to the fact that the House Democratic leader personally profits from a steady supply of cheap foreign labor?

If Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives, the San Francisco Democrat will not only be the first female speaker, but also the richest. The liberal Center for Responsive Politics puts her net worth as high as $55 million.

There is no record of Pelosi's ever returning her portion of those "tax cuts for the rich" to the U.S. Treasury. Or any record, for that matter, of using her (dare we use the word?) windfall to give the workers at her Napa Valley vineyards a raise.

As Peter Schweizer notes in his best-selling expose of liberal hypocrisy, "Do As I Say (Not As I Do)," part of the fortune of this defender of the working man is a Napa Valley vineyard worth $25 million that she owns with her husband. The vineyard produces expensive grapes for high-end wines. Napa grapes bring up to $4,000 a ton compared with $300 a ton for, say, San Joaquin grapes.

But Pelosi, winner of the 2003 Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers, hires only nonunion workers and sells these grapes to nonunion wineries. Schweizer places Pelosi in a chapter titled "Workers of the World Unite Somewhere Else." UFW members need not apply at the Pelosi family vineyards.

Which makes Pelosi's steadfast opposition to any attempts to enhance border security and stem the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. all the more interesting since she seems to be among those rich employers who financially benefit from a steady supply of cheap foreign labor.

She led the opposition and voted against the Secure Fence Act of 2006 recently signed into law by President Bush to build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.

She opposed the Real ID Act of 2005, a valuable anti-terror tool, while bragging that Democrats under her leadership "defeated Republican attempts to restrict the easily forged Matricula Consular card" issued by the Mexican government.

She voted against a bill to make employers such as herself financially liable for hospital costs if undocumented employees seek medical attention, preferring that either taxpayers foot the bill or that hospitals close under the burden, as many are doing throughout the Southwest.

In 2005 she voted against barring the issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens and against a requirement that businesses use an electronic system to verify whether new hires have the legal right to work in the U.S.

Nor has Pelosi been a fan of employer sanctions against the hiring of illegal aliens. In 2003, she accused immigration officers of conducting "terrorizing raids" on Wal-Mart stores that led to the arrest of more than 300 illegal aliens.

Loraine Stewart, a farmworker advocate with Napa Valley Community Housing, in a 2004 San Francisco Chronicle article estimated that half of the migrant labor force in the valley consisted of undocumented workers, without whom "not one bottle of wine would get made here."

The people coming across our southern border aren't just seeking better lives. They're joined by drug smugglers and an assortment of people with criminal records. There are also what Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) among whom potential terrorists could sneak in undetected.

Pelosi apparently puts her financial interests above the security of this nation and the safety of its citizens, exploiting undocumented workers in the process. If the people at Immigration and Customs are looking for an employer to check out, we know this little vineyard in the Napa Valley.



You might want to check out this too: (Nancy Pelosi: One of Mikhail Gorbachev's most useful idiots)

Don't get me wrong, I want Pelosi to appoint the Murthas, Alcee Hastings, Charlie Wrangles and John Conyers of the Democrat party to leadership positions.

I want to see the in-fighting and recriminations as the Frankenstein Party struggles to keep its dead pieces acting as if it were a viable whole.

20 comments:

Elmer's Brother said...

perhaps when she raises the minimum wage she might have to pay someone a living wage...NOT...

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Most Americans are going to wake up to a Sunday news talk show with Pelosi in full bloom and think, "what the hell is Judge Judy doing on a Sunday news talk show?"

Bensilly said...

warren-
did a post a while back about nancy and her grapes of wrath. I`m glad you confirmed it. Guess she`s also got a restaurant...kinda wonder who`s working there too.

Farmer John said...

There's a list of some of Nancy's 2005 assetts here...

...and her father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., and brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III WERE the Baltimore democratic machine. Her father got the Orioles for Baltimore by threatening baseball owners with eliminating their anti-trust exemption. Her brother liked the young stuff and had to get out of Baltimore after only a single term as Mayor...

Farmer John said...

...and as for Nancy's mom...D'Alensadro's wife admitted receiving $11,000 from a city contractor, and the contractor was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the city...

She knows all about nepotism and keeping the corruption money in the family. She learned it from the best.

Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
Most Americans are going to wake up to a Sunday news talk show with Pelosi in full bloom and think, "what the hell is Judge Judy doing on a Sunday news talk show?"

LOL.

We won't have to wait that long. I've already had a few clients ask me, "What's with that woman?"

We'll get a bellyful of Pelosi and her arrogance the next two years. I may have to stop watching the news.

In today's WaPo appeared a story about some of the Dems' infighting over Pelosi's support of Murtha as number 2 in the House. I think the vote is today.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Q on Pelosi: since I don't have time (lunch engagement coming soon) can anyone tell me if at one time Pelosi was a member of the communist party? I heard this many years ago, just curious.

Farmer John said...

Beats me. But I can tell you for sure that she belongs to something far worse than the CPUSA... the CPC.

nanc said...

wonder who does her lips?

john skerry's makeup artist?

Mr. Ducky said...

hi chucklenuts here... you no i had a real nice lunch with the new congriss lady... nansy pelosy i call her nansy pansy... an we talked about freedom an the prioritis that america has... be cause one thing that i have laerned is... that wen you have an elecshin and it is over... then you for get all about it an you have got to start doin what you think is rite for america...

she tole me that she has got a agenda for america... i think that is real cute... an i tole her that we are gonna be workin on given me more power... be cause i do not have enouf yet to keep america safe with... an that she is gona obey my demans or i am gonna inflict her good... an i think i got the mesige that i am the comander aroun here... an i espect them to work with me on my bipartisin ajenda... an that i dont expect any one to qweshtin my decishins...

so it was a real good elechsin.

bye for now

p s i supose you herd about rummy... well... we desided that if the dem o crat party won that... we were gonna get rid of rummy... dick was begin me to keep rummy be cause they are gonna go after him next... well... i was jest gettin sick of all the pukin and suiside atempts rummy was doin... it was funny at first but then it started gettin kinda old...

an this new guy... bob gates i call him mr bob... i do not like this new guy... he is one of the guys that work for my dad... an i do not want him comin around telin me wat to do in iraq i no how to make fredom real good. bye

Farmer John said...

I'm w/you nanc! All she needs is a hat and a cricket.

Or maybe this is a picture of one of those wax figures...

The Merry Widow said...

FJ-Pinocchio's cuter! So's the cricket.

tmw

Elmer's Brother said...

Is that a real pic of her or did you photoshop that Sir Warren?

Warren said...

EB,
Its been shopped but I didn't do it and I can't find anyone taking credit.

I found it in several places so I borrowed it. If anyone knows who did the work I will gladly give them credit.

Mad Zionist said...

Nice looking face she's sporting. I think Joan Rivers has a more natural mug than that freak show puss of Pelosi.

Elmer's Brother said...

I didn't mean that Sir Warren, I just couldn't tell if she REALLY looked that way or not. I got a little frightened the first time I saw it.

Dukkky, everyone else is happy..don't ruin it by opening your mouth.

Brooke said...

Egads, that pic of Pelosi looks like someone slapped some lipstick on the Cryptkeeper and drug him out on the Senate floor!

cube said...

All this stuff about Pelosi has been known, at least since the Schweiser book. It didn't seem to do much good since she's now the speaker, a job for which she is unqualified.

If she had been a republican (God forbid), it would've been plastered on the NY Times & on the lame stream media every 5 mintues.

Truth is, when you have the MSM carrying your water for you, you have incredible power at your disposal whether you deserve it or not.

Purple Avenger said...

When democrats think another democrat has an ethics problem, you KNOW there's a problem ;->

nanc said...

avenger?

pot meet kettle?