"If only we could keep the hard-working Latin American newcomers and deport the contemptible Republican cowards — that would truly enhance America’s greatness." yes!
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 18, 2018
So Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin wish to revoke my citizenship?
I’ll repeat what my Texan ancestors said to Santa Anna’s dragoons at Gonzales: Come and take it!
I am for equal rights. People should get credit and people should get blame no matter what creed, color, or sex. I do think that a new sex in a field dominated by the other sex might have difficulties. People have different ways in which they excel. Also different ways in which they fail.
Hat tip to Instapundit.com.
So I am watching the latest combined Media-Hollywood-Democrat onslaught against POTUS.
The children at the border…
I cannot tell if this was a trap all along or not, but so far, Trump has not wavered or reacted like a normal GOP politician would under the onslaught and the wave is breaking.
The public gets tired of outrage and shrill crap and the attack has gone way over the top.
I am in awe of a man who stands his ground and keeps fighting, something I have not seen in my lifetime by a politician.
I cannot see this being a midterm decider, since each congress critter can play it to meet their district.
I see three paths ahead:
1. Trump fades and stops the enforcement at the border.
2. He stands his ground and keeps his few allies in the GOP keep trying to solve the legislation.
3. He goes on the offensive and accuses the screaming left of being in the pay of the child traffickers and cartels. Why else would they want 10,000 unaccompanied children let loose to strangers in the country. He has videos of children trafficked by the cartels.
Personally, I vote for number 3.
I am always afraid of the guy who can take his opponents best shot, grins and delivers a huge counterpunch.
On Monday evening I took the time to watch Darkest Hour, wherein Gary Oldman gives an epic performance as Winston Churchill during the days and weeks after he rose to the prime ministership on May 10, 1940. Toward the end of the film, there was a scene where Churchill decides to ride the London Underground to Westminster. While on the subway, he speaks with a woman carrying a five-month old baby on her lap. Now while that woman and her baby were likely fictional, it struck me that were that baby still alive today, he would be five months younger than my own father, who turns 79 next month.
As William Faulkner wrote in Requiem for a Nun, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Churchill, who led the United Kingdom during my father’s lifetime, refused to back down against Hitler’s brutal war machine which had overrun Western Europe and threatened to do the same to Britain, ignoring the advice of his own senior cabinet ministers who wished to pursue a negotiated peace.
I think of my Great Uncle Phil, a dual Canadian-American citizen who answered the King’s call and volunteered for service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, receiving a commission as a flight lieutenant as the Battle of Britain was underway in the fall of 1940.
I think also of my great-great-great grandfather Juan Francisco, a prominent politician in the then northern Mexican city of Laredo, suffering under the heel of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s brutal oppression, but ultimately leading his fellow Laredoans into an alliance with Texas and the United States. On April 25, 1847, he was administered his oath of American citizenship by none other than Mirabeau B. Lamar, former President of the Republic of Texas.
History is not made by the weak, but by those who have the courage to stand fast.
We face a similar reckoning at present, being told that to secure our southern border against alien invaders is inhumane and heartless. No less a personage than former First Lady Laura Bush has called for compassion in dealing with illegal alien children and their alleged parents.
Well I dare ask, where was this vaunted Bush compassion during her husband’s presidency, when on Thanksgiving night in 2005 some Mexican cartel members decided to have a shootout in my parent’s tony upper middle class neighborhood in Laredo, Texas? Nowhere.
Where was this vaunted Bush compassion when hundreds of innocent Mexicans were killed as a result of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious? Silence.
What of the confederacy of dunces and rats known as the Democratic Party? They make common cause with the illegals and other foreign interlopers against their own people.
And then there is the vile nest of copperheads in the Republican Party who call themselves NeverTrump. What is NeverTrumpism, but the philosophy of despair, the creed of arrogance, and the gospel of surrender?
I will have none of it. Like Horatius at the bridge and Churchill before the Nazi menace, it is time to stand and fight.
In the last 48 hours, two people who have not been in the POTUS camp by any stretch of the imagination have very publicly changed their position on the need to end the Mueller probe/hit job.
Mitch McConnell AND James Clapper both have publicly stated the probe ‘needs to wrap up soon’ for the good of the country.
Something has changed or been revealed behind the scenes. I have seen theories ranging from Google has changed sides to hidden servers in North Korea to combinations of both. Seems a stretch, but one thing I do know from my advanced curmudgeon skills…
This is not an honest change of heart on their part.
Also-what’s the Space Force thing about?
On October 11. 2017, there was an atrocity in Vegas. After it was over, the FBI and local police rushed to declare that it was a lone nutcase, not at all terror related, despite ISIS claiming responsibility. The media promptly dropped it into the memory hole next to the attempted massacre of Congress by a Bernie supporter. But not everyone was following the script from the Party.
In these turbulent times, we all look for guidance… some from entrails of roadkill, some from the comfort of a homemade meal, some from unprecedented events which may augur a change in the space-time continuum. Life is no longer as sure as the swimsuit competition at a beauty pageant.
Not being a roadkill fan, and having consumed the homecooked meal, I am left with signs of unprecedented events.
Then I saw this on the majesty of the interwebs…
In China, when they have weather, it does not rain cats and dogs.
Sitting here wondering what tomorrow will bring…
The Q folk are in heavy anticipation, there are talks of firings, redactions, stand offs and power plays in our nation’s capitol. Other groups push conspiracies of rogue missile launches, Tech Cabal actions against the deplorables and the usual Bilderburg/Rosthschild/illuminati/ federal reserve/Zuckerburg/Google flat earther /hollow earther/alien reveals.
I do sense an air of desperation in the other side. The Korea show seems to have confused them beyond their game plan.
I am very worried about the longevity of our POTUS. The forces arrayed against him are formidable and becoming unglued.
Time to nod and compose a request in proper format for submission to the big guy upstairs. May we keep this land of liberty and freedom together for my grandchildren to rebuild and enjoy.
Amazon uses a “hate list” compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to determine which charities are eligible for its “Smile” charity program. As a private company, it can do as it wishes, however cynical or stupid. As a customer, of course, I have the same privilege, which resulted in the following letter:
Dear non-hierarchical gender-free Amazon person:
I am a long-time customer and Prime member, who has spent many thousands of dollars with you over the years. In such mercantile matters, I prefer to leave politics aside. Unfortunately, Amazon has made this impossible as it has taken blatantly political steps which are actually starkly un-American, by using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) scurrilous and despicable list of “hate groups” in some of its business decisions. As a result of your adopting the SPLC’s categorization of virtually anyone who does not subscribe to its radical leftist, Marxist agenda as a “hater,” this “non-profit” (with scores of millions of dollars held in offshore accounts) serves to stifle the very candor and dialogue upon which a democratic republic depends for its lifeblood. The SPLC’s idea of political discourse and freedom of speech is “shut up;” “you are a racist, sexist, xenophobic, misogynistic, etc.,etc., generally bad person.”
The vast majority of the hate practiced in America today originates not from groups listed by the SPLC, but from the left, from radical, “politically correct” and zealously ideological groups just like the SPLC. To them, only speech with which they agree is permissible. They are the ones who are authoritarian and intolerant in the extreme. Their righteous indignation knows no bounds. If they disagree with the beliefs or policies of any individual or group, do they engage in civil, rational discourse? No. They simply lump everyone in with neo-Nazis and white supremacists and call them “racists” too. Were they trying to change minds, they might try to inform their opponents where they believe they are wrong. That approach, however, is never taken by the SPLC. Its only answer to disagreement is name-calling.
Not everyone who disagrees with leftist received wisdom is a “racist” or a “hater.” Surely, an organization such as Amazon knows this, yet it still chooses to defer to the SPLC. Ask Dr. Ben Carson. This decent, intelligent and accomplished individual was listed as a “hater” by this august group for months until they were shamed into begrudgingly removing him from the list. They are currently being sued for libel by Christian organizations, a religion much over-represented on the SPLC’s list of haters. The latter, fatuously labeled as “haters” by the SPLC, I note, haven’t killed or beheaded anyone lately. By way of contrast to the many Christian groups labeled as “haters,” let’s look at the treatment of Muslim groups, which make no secret of their views of gays, Jews, women and “infidels” generally.
In fact, the SPLC named scarcely any Islamic groups as “haters.” Particularly missing from the list are those which do make a practice of murder and beheading and explicitly state their hatred of those the SPLC purports to care most about. Those who dare quote, exactly, a certain Holy Book’s commands to kill infidels, on the other hand – those are deemed to be the “haters” by the SPLC. Would not a reasonable person be afraid if another’s religious commands that they – as non-believers – must be killed by adherents to that religion as a matter of religious duty? Is is not the command to kill and not the fear of being killed which constitutes the hatred?
What says the SPLC about this? Nothing. But it affirmatively labels those with reasonable fears of one religion’s explicit beliefs as hate-filled “-phobics!” Odd, isn’t it, that phobias are, by definition, irrational, imagined fears with no basis in fact. Reasonable fears based upon objective fact are not phobias and they are definitely not hatred – except in the eyes of an organization which sees hatred everywhere except within its own rubrics. In short, the SPLC’s list of “haters” is based upon its own radical, tortured political ideology, and not facts or reality.
Sure of the non-violence of Christian bakers, some might say the SPLC knows it need have no fear of retribution when calling them names; with other religions, not so much and such obvious cowardice, surely, does not comport with the moral high ground claimed by the SPLC. Even the FBI has dropped SPLC’s “hate” list; Charity Watch gives the SPLC an ‘F’ rating. After all, fat salaries for executives and hundreds of millions of dollars in assets while spending a few thousand annually on legal matters doesn’t seem very charitable. The fact is that a formerly-admirable civil rights organization has descended into one which now practices uncivil wrongs for political and financial gain. And surely Amazon knows this, too. By the way, when was the last time that name-calling changed anyone’s mind about anything?
The fact that Amazon has aligned itself with this extremist and, make no mistake about it – profoundly un-American group – means that that I will no longer support Amazon with my Prime membership or purchases; you have made our relationship explicitly political and obnoxious and I will respond in kind. You need to be reminded that politics flows in both directions. If Amazon cannot understand this, that is another powerful reason to not do business with you. And best to recall – once you start playing the game of political correctness with them, history suggests that radical revolutionaries eventually get around to eating their own supporters, benefactors and enablers.
Shame on you for derogating a large proportion of your customers who are caring, decent people who hate nobody and are actually far more tolerant than your illiberal associates at SPLC. As your political alliance with this abominable organization becomes more widely known, don’t be surprised if, like me, many choose to become former Amazon customers. You may find that inane and disingenuous virtue signaling costs more than it is worth.