Wednesday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Score one for Roberts, No Incentive needed, The Slaves of “Freeattle”, Beating Depression and Unsettled Science

I've been pretty hard on Justice Roberts aka "Old Yellowstain" as he has thrown his supposedly conservative principles to the wind on issues like Obamacare so it's only fair that I complement him when he reminds us that he is capable of being the conservative that he claims to be: From the beginning, the decision … Continue reading Wednesday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Score one for Roberts, No Incentive needed, The Slaves of “Freeattle”, Beating Depression and Unsettled Science

Wouldn’t it be best if the migrants fixed their own countries rather than flee?

Why did 147 million individuals  express a desire to immigrate to the United States?  The vast majority wishes to flee to here because they are living in countries with not enough individual freedom, not enough economic opportunity, or have oppressive governments.  What is the root cause behind the recent string of migrant caravans leaving Central … Continue reading Wouldn’t it be best if the migrants fixed their own countries rather than flee?

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

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

Canada to Haitians in Miami: “Come to Canada Illegally & We’ll Deport you to your Shithole Country”

We've written about Canada's sudden discovery that illegal immigration isn't good for a country when people in the US illegally decided to do what Hollywood stars didn't and moved to Canada. Well via Drudge the NYT has an interesting piece on the subject titled Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits … Continue reading Canada to Haitians in Miami: “Come to Canada Illegally & We’ll Deport you to your Shithole Country”

We Can’t Send People Back to Those Shithole Countries and how DARE you call them That!

Sir Humphery Appleby: He’s also against oppression and persecution in Africa. Prime Minister Jim Hacker: So are we. Sir Humphery Appleby: Yes but he’s against it when practiced by black governments as well as white ones. Prime Minister Jim Hacker: You mean he’s a racist. Yes Prime Minister The Bishops Gambit 1986 The latest attempt to generate Trump outrage by the … Continue reading We Can’t Send People Back to Those Shithole Countries and how DARE you call them That!

Unintended Consequences

In 1999 I had to take a diversity course during my final semester of college out east while completing my first master degree. It was here that I learned of the new view that immigration into the US should resemble a stew instead of a melting pot. This concept greatly disturbed me even then, and … Continue reading Unintended Consequences

Border Wall Mind Games

by baldilocks From the Associated Press: Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long … Continue reading Border Wall Mind Games

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

Another Brick in the Border Wall

As I reported from CPAC the GOP activist class has two big things that they have their hearts set on when it comes to the Trump's Administration, The repeal of Obamacare and the building of the wall. As we all know the US senate in general and John McCain in particular have thrown a monkey … Continue reading Another Brick in the Border Wall

Here comes Canada’s Golden Age of Prosperity for All!

. The Captain [Over loudspeakers]: Citizens, prepare yourselves. Watch for the omens. I declare a new golden age of prosperity for all. People in the streets: Hooray! The Captain [Over loudspeakers]: I say again, I declare the dawning of a new golden age of prosperity. People in the streets: Hooray! The Captain [Over loudspeakers]: Watch … Continue reading Here comes Canada’s Golden Age of Prosperity for All!

Cemex stock is up; It’s #TalkToARussianDay

The Trump administration has announced it will start taking bids for the construction of a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border next week. Mexican cement giant Cemex says it's willing to help with Trump's wall Mexico's biggest cement maker said it would be willing to provide supplies for the US border wall proposed by President Donald … Continue reading Cemex stock is up; It’s #TalkToARussianDay

Voices of CPAC 2017 Paul, Fawad and the point the left is missing (with Stacy McCain)

Today I'm highlighting two College republicans who talked to me on DaTechGuy's Midnight Court Paul and Fawad. Their story would be of interest to the media for several reasons. 1. They are young republicans from NY a blue state 2. They are college republicans in an environment where that is iffy 3. They are both … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2017 Paul, Fawad and the point the left is missing (with Stacy McCain)

Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall

I have a lot of interviews still uploading and several that I intend to post today as time permits but the interview worth being the lead post today come from what would seem an unlikely source & situation. I ran into Joe at an informal event called #rinocon that Cynthia Yockey & I briefly attended … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall