Dispelling the myths and lies about the illegal child immigration crisis
There’s a deluge of misinformation and bad “facts” flying around about the flood of unaccompanied minors—kids—flooding our southern border. Let’s get some things straight, and dispel some of the untruths.
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Government Is A Sewer
Over the past few years, I have repeatedly heard a disturbing mantra from many Conservatives: “I’m sick and tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.” This attitude frightens me because it is so dangerous. It is not only philosophically wrongheaded but – if it grows – it will lead to a permanent Liberal establishment taking power in America. The truth is that if we can successfully and | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Trust Him at all times…
I will bless the Lord forever; and I will trust Him at all times He has delivered me from all fear; and He has set my feet upon a rock And I will not be moved, and I’ll say of the Lord: You are my shield, my strength, my portion, deliverer My shelter, strong tower, my very present help in time of need And who | Read More »
On the Economics of Politics
Economics and politics are two of my favorite areas to study. In this posting I would like to address their little discussed relationship to one another. I might first ask the question, is it nobler to serve the wealthy, or to serve the poor? On its face it seems like an easy enough question to answer. Most people have some small measure of compassion rooted | Read More »
Colorado Republican Primary “Endorsements”
In Colorado, there is a Governor’s race primary and contested primaries in the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Congressional Districts. For the Senate, the slate had been cleared for Cory Gardner to run against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. Without Gardner, whom the Democrats most feared as an opponent because he is an excellent campaigner, this was easy reelection for Udall. Now, not so much although | Read More »
Step One: Triumphant Assault Against the Language Du Jour, And an End to Vote Slavery
I intimated in an earlier Diary Entry that I would begin fleshing out ways to dislodge the radical left in the way we as Traditional Americans perceive the political battleground. For far too long, we’ve surrendered the battlegrounds of Moral Superiority, of Popular Culture, of Academic Folkways, and countless others– even as we shy away from effective engagement. I’m not talking about listening to Rush | Read More »
White House Planned and Prepared Way in Advance for Illegal Border Crossing Surge
Finally, an event the president can’t claim he was surprised about or heard about in the news! Yes, for the first time ever, his administration actually planned well in advance, for the massive swell of illegals coming across the border. Specifically they planned for 65,000 illegals, mostly children under the age of 17, to come across the Texas border. They planned for the surge by issuing an RFI on | Read More »
The Old World Order Giving Ground to the New World Order
Do not let the title frighten you, this is not about tin-foil hats and Builderberger-led Trilateral Commission nor is this a diatribe that would make Alex Jones stand in applause. This is explanation of what it happening on the international stage through the use of foreign policy vernacular. In this sense, “world order” is that which has been constructed by great powers. When old world | Read More »
IRS Scandal: Our Greatest National Tragedy?
With a multitude of foreign policy disasters coinciding with multiple scandals on the home front, it’s nearly impossible for one to focus their attention on a singular event that would appear more dire than another. Certainly the implosion of Iraq ranks right up there with events that should be worrisome to the American public. The destabilization of that country, with it possibly becoming a haven | Read More »
Oklahoma Republican Primary “Endorsements”
There will be several primaries in deeply red Oklahoma this year: a governor’s race, TWO Senate races, and four of Oklahoma’s five congressional districts. In the governor’s race, popular incumbent governor Mary Fallin seeks a second term. With approval ratings north of 50%, she will be difficult to beat. Still, there are some whispers in Oklahoma that Fallin is not the governor she portrays herself | Read More »
Common Core: A “cradle-to-career” pathway to servitude
Governor Snyder said in his 2011 State of the State Addresss, “We’ve been spending money without delivering the results to give our young people a bright future. It is time that we view our educational system which runs from pre-natal to lifelong learning. It’s time to start talking about P-20 instead of just K-12. We need to establish a system that focuses on real achievement | Read More »
Gun Ruling Undermines More Than Second Amendment
In the case of Abramski vs. The United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not allow someone to purchase a gun on behalf of another party without declaring such an intention from the outset. As a police officer, Bruce Abramksi was allowed a discount on a firearm that his uncle is reported to have wanted. As upstanding citizens, Bruce and his uncle | Read More »
The New House Majority Leader (McCarthy) Speaks
Here is a 1min 49 sec softball video interview of the new Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. His generalities sound good, but I’ll reserve judgment until we see him walk the walk. I am concerned given he is the hand-picked successor for the outgoing jackanape who shall no longer be mentioned by name. You can view the video on YouTube at this LINK.
David Brock and Journalism
David Brock is the guy who founded Media Matters for America. Not content to just take on (and declare victory against) Fox News, he has decided to launch a “journalism institute” to expose “the nexus of conservative power in Washington.” More via Dylan Byers at POLITICO: The American Independent Institute, a relaunch of the former state-based digital news-gathering network of the same name, will provide grants | Read More »
Who is Mohamed Elibiary?
I suspect it may be time for the Obama Administration to find a nice, cushy job for Mohamed Elibiary outside of the administration. Elibiary is currently getting unwanted attention for anti-American tweets as well as ISIS reaction to those tweets. Mohamed Elibiary serves on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory board and he appears to have some rather “interesting” views on what ISIS is doing | Read More »
The Border States of America
I would suggest that, at this time, the southern border states of these, once great, United States of America, secede from this failed experiment and create their own federation. Once that is achieved,they then can institute absolute border patrols and enforcement. This would be beneficial to not only their own, newly founded country, but to the existing, although quickly dissolving U.S. I am sure that | Read More »
Are We Losing Strong Female Characters in Movies?
I read an article recently about the female characters in movies. It described many modern movies with female characters that have a hard-core kick butt entrance to the film then ultimately become weak useless characters. As I read I could begin to comprehend what they were describing in the article but the further I got the more I began to think. Unlike most people in | Read More »
West Virginia House of Delegates #MailGate Spawns Complaint
We are now in the third month of the ongoing #MailGate saga, where at-risk Democrat members of the West Virginia House of Delegates used their franking privileges to target likely Democrat voters. One Delegate, however, really takes the cake.
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The Obama Legacy
The heightening competition to be the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library highlights the fact that the administration is winding down, sycophants like the Huffington Post and Chuck Todd believe that the administration is over, and that major supporters are thinking about the legacy. The library itself will be interesting – not much about the “early years” or the mentors except for the autobiographies sold | Read More »
Obama exploits immigrant child crisis that he created
The Obama administration’s arrogance and penchant for, charitably speaking, chafing the boundaries of legality, is almost boundless. But dealing with illegal immigration turns the knob past 11. Obama’s DHS has renewed DACA, the program that allows illegal immigrant children to stay in the US, sort-of-legally. DACA created the current child-immigrant crisis, and Obama’s keen to exploit it.
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The Redskins in Perspective
Despite the rhetoric on both sides and the colorful and sometimes humorous suggestions for a new name for the Washington-based NFL team, it is important to keep this whole controversy regarding the recent decision by the Patent and Trademark Office in perspective. The simple fact is that taking the owner at his word, this decision will most likely be appealed and the appeals process is | Read More »
2014 establishment Republicans just as poisonous as the 2010 version
When groups like the T.E.A. Party were on the rise leading up to the mid-term elections of 2010, Barry Goldwater Jr. recalled how similar they were to the conservative movement his father stood for. He was particularly impressed with how it reminded him “…of the conservative movement in 1960 and 1964,” and he concluded that they were “…people who are sick and tired of the | Read More »
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TW Shannon and James Lankford Debate
Edit: For anyone who is interested, I’ve pasted the links to the debate from last night (06/18/2014) between TW and Lankford. I do not know why it is in 4 parts. I tried to embed the video, but it did not work for me. Sorry about that. In the interest of full disclosure, I am voting for TW Shannon. James Lankford has been a huge | Read More »
Was the Bush War Strategy Really About Toppling Saddam Hussein? Not in My View. What Should Happen Now.
We may never know if President Bush definitely knew if Saddam had WMD’s as none were found, but could that have been a façade for the real reason we invaded Iraq? It is possible any WMDs were slipped out to Libya or elsewhere before our troops arrived and other countries made the same claim, but I’m not sure it mattered in the long game. I’ll give him | Read More »
Children Fleeing Gangs in Central America Likely to End Up in Gang Infested Neighborhoods in the U.S.
Encouraging children to travel over a thousand miles from Central America to the U.S. might serve the Obama administration’s political purposes in their effort to get immigration reform through Congress, but they are doing no favors to the kids who actually make it here. Driven by promises of amnesty from local news programs, religious organizations, NGOs (I haven’t seen any proof, but I’m willing to | Read More »
Is America Over?
Re-posted from National Review Recently, my 91-year-old father-in-law and I were talking about the dire state of our nation, and he said, “I am sure glad I will not be around to see the end.” My father-in-law is a great American patriot, who, as an Albanian immigrant, was processed through Ellis Island at the age of six. He often says the greatest gifts of his | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Dirty Little Secrets Politicians Won’t Tell You About Illegal Immigration
Listening to politicians address what to do about illegal immigration is mind-boggling. The political posturing — using the issue as a football to jockey for more political power — leaves most Americans in the dark about what is really going on. To listen to the debate, you would think the only issue that matters is how humanely we treat the millions of people who have | Read More »
CNN to Gov Perry: Have you stopped beating your wife yet?
CNN’s Stephanie Cutter unabashedly baited Texas Governor Rick Perry today in an interview on “Crossfire”, asking if he believes homosexuality is a disease. She might as well asked him if he’s stopped beating his wife yet. To his credit, Perry didn’t take the bait.
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ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists Target Christians in Iraq
ISIS, the worse-than-al Qaeda terrorist group tearing through Iraq, is one of the most heinously brutal terrorist organizations we have ever seen.
Yet, lost in the headlines is the threat of these radical Islamic militants against Christians.
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Obama Administration Ramps Up Assault On Small Business Programs
President Obama is just a few weeks away from signing the 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4435) into law. Buried deep inside the bill, hidden away in section 811, is the oldest, most vile, anti-small business, job killing legislation in U.S. history. It’s called the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSPTP). Catchy name, it sounds a lot better than the Lets Screw American Small | Read More »
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What the NYT and WaPo Missed About the VA System While They Were Praising It
We now know that the state of affairs within the VA system was abhorrent for years — and that Obama, like his predecessor, knew there were problems. And yet, several well known left-leaning columnists spoke highly about the VA health system anyway, especially ramping up the rhetoric right at the time Obamacare began to take shape in Congress in 2009. Obama’s objectives regarding the VA | Read More »
ISIS tweets #bringbackourhumvee mocking Michelle Obama
Hashtag #bringbackourhumvee is trending now, seen on Jihadist websites and Twitter accounts.
Looks like ISIS is more media-savvy than you-know-who.
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The top 9 most crazy things Hickenlooper said in under 10 minutes
“Well, my staffer said so . . .” Did she hold his hand and force him to sign the bill too? Maybe after a few rounds of the classic game “stop hitting yourself”?
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The joke’s on CNN and Hillary: nobody watched their Town Hall
The joke’s on CNN, Hillary, and all her sycophants. Last night’s ratings show Fox News The Five with more audience than Hillary’s Town Hall, MSNBC and Headline News combined (and 50% to spare).
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Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp: a.k.a. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel
By all accounts, Oscar Wilde should be enjoying a resurgence in popularity inside the Beltway. His observation that “life imitates art” is proving to have legs, as evidenced by the clowns now running the US government. Those of us who grew up with the “Three Stooges” are crying in our beer and/or oatmeal as we observe the inmates running the asylum. And before anyone question | Read More »
New York Republican Primary “Endorsements”
The good news out of New York is that there is no Senate race this year. Instead, the GOP primary action will be at the district level. New York is, overall, a blue state. The GOP in New York- at least as concerns statewide races- has been a disaster. On the more local district level they have also suffered some losses in 2012. There comes | Read More »
Louisiana should dispense of Senator Indispensable
Indispensable (adj) 1: not subject to being set aside or neglected 2: absolutely necessary : essential I truly believe that Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has reached a level of self-centeredness that would make even the Narcissist-in-Chief sitting in the White House proud. As she was preparing last April for her 4th senate term in a state significantly more conservative and Republican then when she won | Read More »
Fun at the Pump. New Tax Increase Proposal Unveiled Today.
TN Sen. Bob Corker* along with D-Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut have brought forth a new proposal that would raise gas taxes by 12 cents over the next two years with the money going to the Highway Trust Fund. Corker explained the roads, bridges and railway system have to be fixed since we’re losing “millions of dollars of economic productivity”. So, how does one create a new tax , but still make | Read More »
Governor Perry has ordered Border Surge!
Governor Rick Perry has ordered funding for a border surge to bring safety to the citizens of the Great State of Texas. This is from AG Abbott’s official website. Attorney General Abbott Strongly Supports Immediate Deployment of State Resources to Target Influx of Illegal Border Crossings Gov. Perry, Lt. Governor Dewhurst, Speaker Straus approve immediate funds to assist in securing the Texas-Mexico border AUSTIN – Texas | Read More »
For Chuck Todd, The Dream is Over
NBC‘s Chuck Todd has probably lost his position on the Obama Christmas card list this year. A staunch apologist of Obama’s time in office, Todd said Wednesday morning on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe, that the public was basically declaring Obama’s presidency, “over.” This observation was made in response to a very damning poll released by NBC/Wall Street Journal that said, among other things, that Obama was less competent than President Bush post | Read More »
A List of Offensive & Disparaging Names That the Obama Trademark Office Allows
So the Obama Trademark office, like every other department under the Obama administration, gets to pick and choose who gets legal coverage, due process, health care, contract enforcement, Skittles and air to breathe. They base this on which political party you belong to or how much money you donate to the Democrat party and their candidates. If you’ve “in” with the cool kids, you can | Read More »
The People vs. Goliath
The commentary on David Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor in VA-7 has been predictable, mostly off point and occasionally flat-out untrue. Even though a Majority Leader had lost in a primary as many times as the earth failed to revolve around the sun, I was not very surprised by this. I am far more surprised by Speaker Boehner and Sen. McConnell’s primary victories. I had | Read More »
Jindal Smartly Follows The Winds On Common Core
Today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal followed through on previous public statements about his increasing dissatisfaction with the state’s implementation of the controversial Common Core standards and announced his desire to pull out of Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) testing – a key feature of the educational “reform” program. In doing so, Jindal signaled a complete reversal from just a few years ago, | Read More »
What We’ve Learned From This Administration
Unions should have no place in government They stand in a position of power between the voting electorate (taxpayer) and government elected officials. They are unaccountable to the voter yet usurp the force and power equal to that of a separate branch of government. This breeds corruption, incompetence, lethargy, graft and a culture of special interest. Examples – exist in every department of government but | Read More »
From @BobbyJindal: “We won’t let the federal government take over Louisiana’s education standards.”
The words are a lot different from the governor’s speech at the RedState Gathering from last year, but things do change in politics. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has defied his state Legislature and state Superintendent of Education John White by issuing executive orders today to withdraw from the Common Core state standards and a federally funded Common Core testing group. Jindal also instructed the state | Read More »
Republicans Unite Around Alex Mooney in West Virginia
Talk of a split among Republicans in West Virginia is greatly exaggerated. The GOP is uniting behind Alex Mooney’s campaign for the 2nd Congressional District, leaving relics of past behind.
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The Watercooler ~ The Washington Reid-Skins Contest
Okay, RedStaters. Time for some Wednesday, middle-of-the-week fun. In light of the latest news regarding another victory for the men who pee sitting down, consider this open thread a contest for ideas to rename the Washington Redskins. You may be as creative as you like, and, since this is RedState, you may suspend all concerns about the thought police judging you a racist, homophobe, sexist, | Read More »
Mary Landrieu does the old ‘wink-and-nod’ on abortion
Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill that would, like its sister law in Texas that became law in 2013, increase the quality of care for women seeking abortions. The law passed with enormous bipartisan support. Even bipartisan support for the unborn and their mothers, however, didn’t stop one prominent Louisiana politician from speaking out against the bill. Last week, Sen. Mary | Read More »
ISIL, Iran and the U.S.
This is me on June 15, 2014. And then on June 18, 2014… A top Iranian official said Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear programme are successful. Asked about possible cooperation in Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff Mohammad Nahavandian told reporters in Oslo that the nuclear talks were a | Read More »
IRSgate Obstruction of Justice: Time for a Special Prosecutor
The IRSgate scandal has entered a new phase. We are no longer thinking in terms of abuse of power, although that allegation certainly has an abundance of evidence already. Now we’re talking about some real coverup crimes; actual felonies with jail time. Those involved with the IRS coverup have known known this from the beginning. Congress must appoint a Special Prosecutor.
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