not calling a spade a spade
The Maven has this to say: “Let’s get two things straight here: first, the expression to call a spade a spade is thousands of years old and etymologically has nothing whatsoever to do with any racial sentiment. The second is that in spite of this, some people think it is a racial statement, and therefore it should be treated with some caution.” So we should be careful that those | Read More »
46 Liberal Dems Tell Speaker: Medicare Plus 5% or We Vote No
The DailyKos is reporting that out of the 83 signatories to the we will vote no if there is no public option pledge, only 46 remain standing firm. The rest of the progressives have caved. For these 46 liberal Members, a robust public plan means a Medicare plus 5 percent reimbursement rate for providers. However, the Blue Dogs are pushing a rival “negotiated provider reimbursement | Read More »
The Land of the Whopper
It is hard to know where to begin, other than to say the President told a Whopper on national television about health care — again. The most disturbing thing about his health care Whoppers is that he does it with such ease and grace. He practices telling Whoopers. He enjoys telling Whoppers. He makes Whoppers up. Right in his own house. Makes them right on | Read More »
The GOP Should Stick to Values in the Immigration Debate
Some people say that Republicans have made mistakes when it comes to Hispanic voters. They point out that Hispanics are a growing part of the population, and assert that GOP opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants is driving Hispanics away. The talking point has been commonly used to dismiss Republican views in major policy debates, including most recently the GOP concerns about how illegal | Read More »
Teddy as Turncoat
http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html (see updated, working link below in comments section) I have often said to myself over the last few decades, ‘Wow! Someone really hates this country and the American People!’ I’m sure that most of you have had similar thoughts, but the explanation as to exactly who or what remained a mystery. Since the election of Barack Hussein Obama, and the revelations of the above | Read More »
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On Immigration and Education
Newsweek published an article awhile back. It is a “perspective” article, more an essay, from the point of view of an illegal alien. Oh, I’m sorry, did I not use the politically correct term “Undocumented,” as the article’s author did? Please pardon me as I show no remorse over my lapse in progressive judgement. Actually, don’t. There’s nothing to pardon. While well intentioned, I am | Read More »
Illegal Immigration has Consequences
K. Gonzalez, the student of unknown (by me) gender who worked so hard to get into Berkeley, to pay for one semester, and wrote this about the experience, sounds like a wonderful person, with one exception: The part that breaks immigration law. But the editorial drone who wrote the headline needs to be slapped silly. A College Dream Ends Too Soon I worked hard to | Read More »
English-Speaking Children Are a Minority in Inner-London Primary Schools
The news in Britain today is that English-speaking children are a minority in inner-London primary schools. This completely confirms Ed West’s statement that: London is turning into an American-style racially divided city, thanks to runaway immigration and white flight Evidently there is white flight – the trend for white people to leave areas, and ethnic minorities to then inhabit those areas. In Tower Hamlets [a | Read More »
Socialism checklist: First the banks, then the auto dealerships, healthcare, education, immigration?
Prior to the November elections, Republicans warned impressionable voters about how a vote for The One and his running mate could and would lead to socialism. The voters just laughed and proceeded to vote for them anyway. Nationalizing the Banks Now, a half a year later, the banks that “fail” have been nationalized along with money lending companies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and | Read More »
Conservative Immigration Reform is Right Next to Unicorns and Leprechauns
Far too often, government has looked to excessively regulate immigration into this country. However, to date there has been no true “conservative” immigration plan. The “Leave Us Alone” principle many conservatives adopt towards government, and its role in governing, seem to be forgotten when discussing “conservative” immigration policy. Conservatives argue it is not the role of government to be involved in “X”. Whether is be | Read More »
If you Don’t Like Your Uncle Sammy… Get OUT!
1915 was about the last time America had the right idea about its immigrants and this song from that era is emblematic of that: assimilate or get lost. Don’t Bite the Hand That’s Feeding You, words by Thomas Hoier and music by Jimmie Morgan, first became popular in 1915 and expresses just that theme. This version was recorded on Edison Records by Walter Van Brunt | Read More »
Common sense starting to break out?
I realize that CA is the land of “Fruits and Nuts”, but sometimes common sense does tend to break out. Call me a cynic, but this move is being driven by the coming budget crunch in California, and a realization that housing criminal illegal aliens is a really stupid way to spend money when there’s not a lot to go around. From the uber Liberal | Read More »
Obama’s Mexican Payoff
Fresh on the heels of his appearance at the G-20, Barack Obama next week ventures to Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. Prior to that he’ll stop in Mexico to try to improve damaged relations with that country. As I’ve written elsewhere, Obama triggered a low-level trade war when he kowtowed to the Teamsters and canceled the program that formerly allowed some | Read More »
Afghani immigration policy?
A Bush-appointed judge decided today that detainees at Bagram in Afghanistan are not significantly different than those at GITMO, and so have the right to habeus corpus. This ruling was an expected result of earlier decisions granting rights to GITMO prisoners. The question is, where does it stop? We’re quickly reaching the point where the easiest way for a foreign national to earn the protection | Read More »
McCain to Amnesty Backers: You’re On Your Own
Liberals had a lot of fun last year picking on John McCain for having a short temper. It’s poetic justice that he seems to hold a grudge: John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year’s presidential contest. McCain’s raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told | Read More »