Take Up Immigration in February
12.41 (EST) ~ The Senate is expected to vote to advance a bill that would reopen the federal government after a brief shutdown, lawmakers and aides said, as Democrats agreed to a short-term pause in their standoff with Republicans over immigration policy.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he had reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to end the impasse. Mr. Schumer said he and Mr. McConnell have “come to an arrangement” in which Democrats would provide enough votes to advance legislation funding the government for three weeks, in exchange for an assurance that the Senate would consider immigration legislation in early February, if the issue has not already been resolved. ~ Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2018
Democrat pollster Pat Caddell thinks the Democrats are in big trouble.
DooDoo, Schemer and Pocohantass
They gotten themselves locked into a battle of illegals vs Americans, which is never a good place to be.
Democrats pushed the issue to its limits, when they shut down the government, cutting off military and American children’s healthcare. Caddell says the Democrat Party has been hijacked and they’ve lost control of their base. Continue reading
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The Trump administration declared Saturday (January 17) to be Barbara Jordan Day, the 22nd anniversary of the legendary former Texas congresswoman’s passing. Presidents often make such declarations to honor heroes from our country’s past. However, Jordan was no relic from a bygone era. She was a trailblazer on many issues, not the least of which was immigration policy. Our country would greatly benefit if more of the players in the current immigration debate shared her vision. Continue reading
Oh the Demo-gaggery gets even better… Even the children don’t matter!
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186 House Democrats voted against keeping the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years as they opposed a stopgap spending measure in the House of Representatives Thursday that would keep the government open for the next four weeks. Continue reading
Lawmakers failed Sunday to end the federal government shutdown, which will stretch into a third day Monday as negotiations over immigration continued to roil Capitol Hill.
The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon Monday on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn’t clear if it would have enough support to advance.
A group of centrist senators from both parties had huddled Sunday in an attempt to chart a way out of the stalemate, fearing that it would harden as the shutdown’s effects expanded once the workweek began, including potential furloughs for tens of thousands of federal employees. ~ Wall Street Journal, 10:28 p.m., EST Continue reading
Blaming Republicans for starving kids is not working in 2018
Democrats in the House and Senate thought they would play the old government-shutdown card that has worked for them every time it has been played since 1995 when Republicans were blamed.
But 2018 is different. It is backfiring.
It’s no longer Republicans starving children and forcing old people to eat dog food. This time, Democrats are being blamed for refusing to fund the U.S. military as a means of aiding illegal aliens.
That’s the way it is being successfully explained by the Trump administration – and it’s resonating. Continue reading
Trump’s words are far less despicable than what Green-Democrat policies do to people
By now, nearly the entire world has heard reports that President Trump referred to the origins of some immigrants as “sh**hole countries.”
Democrats and their media allies spent an entire week castigating the president, calling him racist for using the salty language of Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Hillary Clinton. Their faux outrage served to distract people from the ways Mr. Trump’s energy, deregulation and tax reform policies have rocketed the stock market to record highs a record number of times, created over two million jobs, slashed black and Hispanic unemployment, and increased US wealth by some $8 trillion since his inauguration. Continue reading
“According to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), you could take our entire population and swap it out for 320 million Chinese or Indians or Africans or Canadian or people from New Zealand, and the place would be no different, so long as the idea was still there,” Tucker Carlson of Fox News said. “Does anyone actually believe that?” Continue reading
Court orders government to do so for all driver’s licenses issued
California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses. Continue reading
When our Founders finished drafting the Constitution they then had the difficult task of convincing the States to accept this new form of government they had created. Of great concern to the States was the fear that this new form of government was to replace the confederacy established by the Articles of Confederation and replace it with a consolidation of the States into a single Union under a nationalist form of government. Their fears were well founded.
Although Madison and his cohorts had attempted to maintain a veil of secrecy over the proceedings in Philadelphia, when John Yates and Robert Lansing left the convention in July word began to leak out and opposition to the Constitution began before the finished document was even presented for the States consideration. Continue reading
Well, looks like we may have another government shutdown, compliments of the socialist members of Congress who are still cheeky enough to refer to themselves as Democrats. But then, I guess you can still fool some of the people some of the time, though it is getting a bit more difficult.
Seems to me I recall that “honest” Chucky Schumer moaned back in 2013 what a tragedy a government shutdown would be. But now he seems to be okay with it. All depends on whose ox is being gored doesn’t it? Continue reading
By now many of our readers have heard that a U. S. District Court Judge in Nevada has dismissed the federal government’s case against Cliven Bundy and his two sons for an April 2014 armed standoff at the Bundy Nevada ranch between a heavy contingent of armed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and hundreds of private citizens (some of them armed). But most Americans are not aware of the details behind the case and why the BLM lost and why it was so important that the BLM lose this case. The case reeks of federal government overreach and abuse by the BLM, and egregious prosecutorial misconduct. The government was out to bury Cliven Bundy and his sons for daring to challenge the all-powerful federal government. They almost succeeded. Continue reading
The Classic American Western As Emblem of Historic American Culture
Since the beginning of the twentieth century one of the newer art forms and expressions of our culture has been cinema—“motion pictures.” It was the novelty of live theater and acting captured as moving images in film and presented on a screen. In many respects, like other art forms, film represents what is happening in our culture. At its very finest it is capable of shining a vivid light on our beliefs and values, portraying them, dissecting them, and, like other art forms, it may be used as an instrument to affect or even shape our outlook and our politics. Continue reading
Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages?
Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.”
Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually. Continue reading
Donald Trump’s “s—hole” remark is Exhibit A in what’s wrong with politics in the U.S. and also what drives Trump supporters like me to primal screams while climbing up the wall.
In case you have been on Mars the last few days, DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) and the potential for a government “shutdown” if a budget deal is not reached have been front and center. Don’t get me started on the budget process, which has become less about the proper role and priorities of government and more about what political advantage can be gained from the brinkmanship of a possible shutdown. Continue reading
No Sniveling Snowflakes here…
~ Forewords ~
Our grandparents understood the value of character. “We learned to look a man in the eye, and judge him by the grasp of his hand. Wealth and education aren’t as important as the way a man approaches life,” The parents of today feel that the old ways to raise children are inferior to theirs. Judging by the troubles of our children and young adults, what do you think? To save America we must save one child at a time. ~ Rosemary Stein, MD
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ~ Emma Lazarus
These lines appear on a bronze plaque that was installed in 1903 at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Lazarus was a Jewish poet who greatly admired Henry George, an economist who helped spark the progressive era.
It’s an era that brought us the Federal Reserve, the Income Tax, endless foreign wars, myriad social programs, the UN, globalism and the worship of big government. Continue reading
The outrage! The shock! The lament! The disgust! The inevitable head-shaking and finally the calls of racism. Racist. Everything is racist. The media’s reaction to Donald Trump follows this tight time-schedule that even Mussolini would be amazed at. This week’s offense by Trump are the comments he supposedly made during a closed door meeting with both Democrats and Republicans where he called certain countries “sh*tholes.”
But what is a sh*thole? Why is CNN so outraged – outraged! that they had to repeat it over 36 times while apologizing to their flock about having to say it…36 times!? Surely they have heard the word before. Most certainly because many in the media have used the word to describe red states in this country. Never mind that most of the Democratic strong holds are so nasty that even the rats have moved away (I am talking about the sh*tholes of Detroit, central Houston, most of Baltimore, Camden, N.J., and of course, the rest of the sh*tholes we all avoid). Continue reading