Trump Refuses to Yield

by baldilocks Whatever one thinks of President Trump, he doesn't seem dismayed or chagrined about the flipping of the House to the Democrats or about the dubious and ongoing efforts by Democrat Party in Florida, Georgia and Arizona to change the outcomes of political races lost by Democrat candidates. He keeps on doing what he … Continue reading Trump Refuses to Yield

Who Started This Caravan?

by baldilocks Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. -- Eric Hoffer From Canada Free Press: To see that the 5 to 7 thousand ‘migrants’ aren’t coming to America for a better life only requires doing the math of the caravan,  including its logistics and supplies. It’s a long 1,845 … Continue reading Who Started This Caravan?

Removing the Reasons

by baldilocks From the Daily Wire: Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs out of fear of Trump Administration crackdowns coming done the pike, reported POLITICO on Monday. Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with … Continue reading Removing the Reasons

Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

by baldilocks The New Rules In Effect Jazz Shaw at Hot Air notices some interesting things about a Washington Post editorial. In 2002, the United States and Canada secured [an] arrangement, known as a “safe third country” agreement. It has worked because Canada is, in fact, a safe third country: Migrants who apply for asylum … Continue reading Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

Patrons, Serfs, and Turf

by baldilocks I'm going to tell you a secret about this. Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment“ with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their “recent failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters “from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP." We write … Continue reading Patrons, Serfs, and Turf

Figment Jesus

by baldilocks Folks keep telling me that Jesus the Christ would never separate family members. Really? 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, … Continue reading Figment Jesus

Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Overtaxed residents of Cook County, where Chicago is, are finally waking up. After decades of being slapped by tax after tax--folks are fighting back. Last week the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal a … Continue reading Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

Crook County, Illinois soda tax is fueling “free” health care, pensions

By John Ruberry I've written a couple of columns at Da Tech Guy, one here and one here, about Cook County's hated one-cent-per-ounce soda tax championed by County Board President Toni "Taxwinkle" Preckwinkle, a left-wing Democrat. But the question I've been only alluding to here and on my own blog is this one: Why is … Continue reading Crook County, Illinois soda tax is fueling “free” health care, pensions

My evening with patriotic illegal aliens

By John Ruberry Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I will be attending at party tonight in Chicago's northwestern suburbs--a birthday celebration for one of her closest friends. Like my wife, her friend is an immigrant from Latvia. Both are in the country legally, Mrs. MP is a US citizen. I imagine there will be about 50 … Continue reading My evening with patriotic illegal aliens

What Fools Believe

by baldilocks I wrote the following in 2007, back when then-President George W. Bush and the Republican Party were considering blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. It seems so quaint now to think that there would have ever been a real security fence built along what used to be our southern border. And in the wake … Continue reading What Fools Believe