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Y’know what’s worse than being in the path of a hurricane? Having loved ones in the path, when you’re far away and can’t do a whole lot to help. I’m with Fausta, in that my mind is elsewhere right now.

Of course, it’s altogether possible that Irma will come up the coast and visit my neighborhood after she’s done with Florida. It’s a sign of the times that the thought of being assailed by Irma is easier to grasp than the thought of an ineffectual GOP majority in Washington.

So, hurricane thoughts:

Be prepared, just like they taught us in Scouts. If it’s not a hurricane now, it’ll be an ice storm in December or a blizzard next March. Don’t be That Person going after the last water, bread and milk at the grocery store. (Because I am likely to be That Person, and I hate competition.)

Storm-chasers are a special breed, and I’m still trying to figure out if that’s a good thing. Neighbors of mine are indulging themselves by heading south to observe Irma, up close and personal. Part of me is looking forward to their reports, which are sure to be fascinating – and part of me is thinking “y’all are plumb crazy.”

If you haven’t seen this one, join me in a toast to the Delta crew that flew a 737 to San Juan as Irma bore down – and then out, the last plane to leave before air traffic control closed up shop for the duration.

Finally, let’s spare a thought for everyone caught up in the western fires. That part of the USA could use the rain that those of us to the east and south are enduring. I’m off to Washington state shortly, and I’ve been warned to expect ash on everything the way we New Englanders get springtime pollen.

May you and yours be safe in the face of storms of all kinds.

Ellen Kolb is a writer and pro-life activist living in New Hampshire. Read more of her work at EllenKolb.com/blog.

Don’t forget that Da Tech Guy is hosting Robert Stacy McCain for “Buffet, Books, & Blather” in Leominster on September 9.

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Stacy McCain Revere MA Sept 6th 2017
Revere Ma 12:36 PM

Despite downpours and lightning and the disapproval of the Daily Caller Mirror blog Robert Stacy McCain strode out of the Southwest Airlines arrival terminal just before Noon on Wednesday bags in tow and fedora proudly on his head to begin the first of seven days in Massachusetts.

Stacy being Stacy we immediately headed for the nearest McDonalds Ray Kroc memorial media center so he could unpack his laptop check his email and get a quick post up for the faithful waiting to see what he had in store for them and get a post up for the faithful folk who support shoe leather reporting so they can get the facts as they are vs as they’re spun.

He had already provided a sneak peek this morning of what to expect to those who are devotees of Gonzo journalism:

Packing up the car and driving seems to me the much more relaxing way to travel, because if you get behind schedule you just drive faster, and I enjoy driving fast. Our nation’s law enforcement establishment tends to take a different view of the matter, and the joy of doing 90 mph is tempered by the need to avoid detection. But I digress . . .

Harvard University is all upset about President Trump’s threat to end DACA, because there are about 65 illegal aliens at Harvard — the illegal elite, as it were. Harvard is America’s leading anti-American university. They love foreigners and hate anybody who was actually born here, unless maybe you’re gay or something. Yet it seems Harvard has accidentally admitted a few Republican students, and I got an email from one of them Tuesday night, offering to guide me across campus.

A greater clue to what is in store was in his carry on bag which I had expected to be stuffed with copies of his book but were instead filled with books of a different sort:

Hidden within was A veritable cornucopia of Feminist thought, written by feminist writers and assigned by Feminist professors in woman’s studies programs accross the nation. Books that young college student paying upwards of $60,000 a year for an education were taught from and in some cases required to buy.

This willingness to read what feminist authors actually write and what feminist professors actually teach, and the courage to quote those words in print as they are rather than how professional feminists choose to portray them had a lot to do with his banning from Twitter because if there is one thing that a totalitarian movement can’t abide is the unvarnished truth offered to counter propaganda.

This knowledge of what Feminism actually says in it’s own words is the driving force behind the “Sex Trouble” project and Stacy’s presentation of what he has discovered along these lines will be the topic of his presentation Sept 9th in Leominster Massachusetts at the event Buffet Books and Blather at the Tang Dynasty Restaurant 638 North Main Street Rte 12 Leominster (exit 31 B off of Route 2) which will be the highlight of his Massachusetts Trip.

For those of you who ant to learn about feminism as it is rather than as it’s portrayed and save $5 on the at the door price, Prebuy tickets are still available here It’s a great chance to get a signed copy of Stacy’s book, not to mention enjoying an excellent buffet and our round table discussion of the issues of the week featuring Stacy, the good folks from Granite Grok and the Worcester Tea Party, Dianne Ploss late of the 2016 Trump campaign and now head of of Act for America Boston and my humble self.

It promises to be a good time for all and given Stacy’s proclivity to seek out stories, likely the best chance for the faithful fan of Gonzo Shoe Leather Journalism and Robert Stacy McCain in particular catch him for at least a little while as he makes the rounds.

I’ll tell you one thing, it’s certainly not going to be a boring week.

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As expected, the President’s announcement on the DACA (the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program was going to create a controversy.

Andrew McCarthy explains why DACA is defective (emphasis added),

Contrary to much of the public commentary, the defect in DACA is not that it was done in the form of an executive action (under the guise of a Department of Homeland Security memorandum). There is nothing wrong with an executive order that merely directs the lawful operations of the executive branch.

The problem is the substance of executive action. DACA is defective in two ways. First, it presumes to exercise legislative power by conferring positive legal benefits on a category of aliens (the “dreamers,” as concisely described in Yuval Levin’s Corner post). Second, it distorts the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion to rationalize this presidential legislating and to grant a de facto amnesty. These maneuvers violated core constitutional principles: separation of powers and the president’s duty to execute the laws faithfully.

I recommend McCarthy’s article, and fully agree with his statement “There has never been a shred of honesty in the politics of DACA.”

Indeed, a few years ago a naturalized citizen who was brought here as a child by undocumented parents (both parents are now back in their country of origin) explained to me that they were very suspicious of any governmental act that had you declare names, addresses and other data without clear legal limitations on the use of that information.

Immigration is a very important issue, but my mind is on other things. I bought a house and have spent the last month unpacking (less than 10 boxes to go!) in Central Florida. Now Irma‘s turning up in the map:

If Irma does turn into Florida, NHC currently has it going right through the center of the state at 2 a.m. Monday, passing directly through Miami. Irma is likely to remain a Category 5 or 4 hurricane for at least the next couple of days.

“The next couple of days” may mean that Irma could die down to a category three by Saturday, which would be a  very good thing for Florida.

The map looks like so much spaghetti,

As Rush Limbaugh pointed out,  You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. Uncertainty is fertile ground for fear and panic, both on immigration and on the weather.

Having said that, August was a very stressful month, so I’m hoping Irma loses strength soon, and especially . . . if it gets to Florida.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog

One of the things I’ve written about in the past is the willingness of the left to ignore Islam’s positions on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage, apparently a big part of it, at least in Australia is tactical:

Last night on ABC’s The Drum, Ali Kadri, spokesman for the Islamic Council of Queensland and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, said his community was stuck with the choice of offending allies or siding with critics, and the result had been silence.

“Unfortunately, in the current climate, the right and conservative side has attacked Muslims as terrorists and extremists, and naturally the left side has been allies in defending us for a long period of time,” he said.

“We are afraid if we come out with our opinion then the left may abandon us for going against their view and we can’t be friendly with the conservatives because they have been bashing us for 15, 20 years every chance they get … and that includes some Christian sects as well.”

Or to rephrase, we don’t want to do anything to make the useful idiots any less useful.

Pam Geller phrases it bluntly

They understand the war better than the kufar. The left has been doing their dirty work for well over a decade now. Why agitate the agitators and knaves doing the heavy lifting in the spread of Islam and sharia? When the time comes, the left will be dealt with in much the same manner as the rest of the unbelievers.

They don’t only understand the war, they understand that the Common Thread of the Left is hatred of Christianity and any kind of alliance with devout Christians in Australia or anywhere else will outrage the left more than any amount of sermons against Homosexuality or gays thrown off roofs. I think Robert Spencer has this nailed:

Muslims who are concerned about their opposition to homosexuality causing them to risk losing the support from “the left side” may have nothing to worry about, if the Pride Parade in Vancouver is any indication of where the loyalties of the “left side” lie. The absurdity of a gay Muslim being rejected for opposing the human rights abuses justified by Sharia is astonishing. Opposing gays will likely be tolerated by “the left side.” As a result of the aggressive “Islamophobia” campaign, the only religion that cannot and must not be challenged, no matter what, is Islam, even when that challenge is coming from progressive Muslims. Last year, Facebook banned a gay magazine critical of Islam.

His piece on the pride parade in Vancouver WA speaks volumes.

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