I spent the start of this past ‘federal holiday’ weekend involved in a winter storm and with family matters amid the frozen mix and windy snows, and the last bit of the weekend battling a nasty tummy bug. The last thing I wanted to have banging on my aching head was the news.
Think Flu Season Is Bad? It Might Get Even Worse
CDC cancels nuclear disaster talk, focus switches to flu outbreak
Well, it’s a federal agency and so unable to multi-task, you know.
Anyhow here are a few items to touch on that are getting me back on the beat (in no particular order)…
Today Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kristjen Nielsen is before members of the US Senate being questioned on “the wall”, DACA, and POTUS’s use of the now, apparently, “RACIST!” term “shithole.
‘I did not hear that word used’: DHS Secretary Nielsen responds when asked.
I got a YUGE hearty laugh out of ‘Leaky’ Leahy’s concern over the possible/probable eminent domain in regards to a wall on the southwest border when he never even belched or farted for 8 years as Obama confiscated more millions of acres than any other POTUS under the guise of national monuments and/or federally protected lands…
The Amount Of Land Obama Has Seized For The Feds Will Astound You
And ‘Turbin’ Durbin, who dragged in a couple of “DREAMERS” to the hearing, can go pound sand as well…
FLASHBACK: For Every DACA Recipient That Joins Military Two Commit Serious Offenses
And according to the DHS Secretary, POTUS was not the only person in the room the other day using ‘tough language’…
The fact is the willfully deaf and dumb (to their own blather) democrats and the left want us to believe a couple obvious lies (on their false premise and narrative):
1. That describing these places the democrats explicitly insist we take limitless immigrants and refugees from (and their “chain” of family members) as “shitholes” is racist and unacceptable, and…
2. That these places that the democrats/ liberals explicitly we take limitless immigrants and refugees from are, well, “shitholes” and should not be deported back to them.
See how that works?
That these countries are not what they are … “shitholes”, and that nobody else calls them such terms, or acknowledges them as such…
Andrew Klavan: Of Crudeness and Truth: Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest
Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack. This is racism! This is sexism! This is some sort of phobia! I’m shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company!
No one is really shocked, of course. This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies. The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.
The bullying is highly effective and very dangerous…
Here in the states, the First Amendment has so far allowed old-fashioned American loudmouths to fight the system whenever they could find ways around our monolithic corporate media…
No person of importance on the right seeks to silence anyone on the left. The Left, on the other hand, is broadly committed to ostracizing, blacklisting, and even criminalizing right-wing speech.
For all the bad language, for all the loose talk, I would rather hear a man speak as a man without fear of the Nurse Ratcheds in the press and the academy than have him neutered and gagged by a system of good manners that has been misused as a form of oppression. Better impoliteness than silence. Better crudeness than lies.
We have seen the effect of uncontrolled immigration on Europe. It is very, very bad. The fact is: some countries are shitholes. I don’t want this to become one of them.
The fact remains, the vast majority of these people being dumped into the U.S. are not job-ready, or educated to even the lowest passing grade of workable basic education. Hence, they are put on every possible federal and state entitlement like healthcare, food stamps, housing, welfare, etc. The amount of taxpayer money going to this system of immigrant government nanny-care is equal, if not surpasses, any possible cost of a wall on our southwest border. Few have real promise of “contributing” (as the democrats so love to term it when they speak of taxing the rest of us) to the system that gives them a free and easy lifestyle here … Which makes them the new 21st century of democrat voters. Do not lie to yourself that this is not what is at the very base of this.
Mark Tapscott @ Instapundit:
IF GANG OF SIX IS SERIOUS ABOUT A COMPROMISE … Then why does their proposal that elicited such a, shall we say, visceral reaction from President Trump effectively provide amnesty for 10 million of the illegal immigrants now in the country? They knew going in there was no way Trump would accept that, especially when their proposal also provided a mere token amount for building the wall.
Just a small example here, via Debra Burlingame on Facebook (paraphrasing her post here)
Deb said: Cory Booker, one of the democrat hopefuls for 2020, was in Puerto Rico when he heard about POTUS Trump’s comments. Booker was helping people dealing with “savage challenges” attendant to the hurricane–no electricity for weeks, and they brought up Trump’s comments…
Booker’s premise is the Puerto Rican people are some of those stained by Trump’s “shithole” comment. Yet, they are already considered Americans. But never let the facts get in the way of a democrat’s talking point(s).
I would love to know if the eager MSM maybe bothered to ask Booker about this …
Armed Federal Agents Enter Warehouse in Puerto Rico to Seize Hoarded Electric Equipment
We saw reports, the MSM refused to widely cover, amid the aftermath of the hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico about the ongoing corruption by some in the Puerto Rican government and their unions down there while deflecting the blame and responsibility on the Trump administration (with the help of the dems and the MSM)…
Feckless: The DNC’s Mouthpiece in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Just goes to show you that the arrow of “s***hole” is targeted at corrupt governments, not the people they victimize when they should be serving them. It’s NOT “racist”. It’s fact-of-the-matter.
AoSHQ: Schemer to PDT: Prove You’re Not a Racist by Selling Out and Surrendering on Amnesty
Why the dems and the MSM/left screams “racism”…
Lifezette: Dems ‘Terrified’ of Trump Cracking Black Vote, Civil Rights Leader Says
CR: New study: Flake’s DACA dream is Arizona’s crime nightmare – Arizona DACA-age immigrants are far more likely to commit violent crimes than non-immigrants
Hawaii missile mess: That was no ‘wrong button.’ Take a look.
Well, yeah, let’s just throw that selection in amid all the other selections and not treat it as something … exceptional.
New California declares “independence” from rest of state
With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.
CBS Sacramento reports they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.
“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.
The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.
“There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.
Trump Needs to Transfer All Federal Land Back to the States