Khizr Khan Emotions And Policy

Khizr Khan Emotions And Policy
The only hope this November.

Khizr Khan Emotions And Policy — Khizr Khan, a Harvard lawyer and Muslim, made a blistering attack on Donald Trump, July 28, during the Democrat National Convention concerning Trump’s concern about sleeper terrorists entering this country under the guise of Muslim refugees.

“Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims,” he said as wife, Ghazala, stood silently by his side. “He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.”

The last sentence implies a permanent ban and isn’t true, but never mind that.

The Khans’ son Humayun lost his life while serving in Iraq in 2004 receiving a Bronze star and Purple Heart for his heroism. The media is trying to tie the label of cowardly chickenhawk on The Donald, which is ironic since by 2004 when young Humayun died he was speaking out against the war, and rather prophetically.

Khan made the point that there are Muslims who can be loyal, good and patriotic Americans.

Fine.

But Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik; Nidal Hasan; Omar Mir Seddique Mateen; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev;  and 19  9/11 hijackers make the far stronger point that there is something seriously wrong with the Islamic philosophy towards life and we better recognize it.

This is not religious argument. Nobody is talking about vetting people concerning theological beliefs about the nature, or even existence, of God. This is a value argument. Do we have unalienable rights or can someone kill another simply because he disagrees with his belief about the nature of God?

We had better start vetting people as to whether they hold the latter view and keep them from coming here. Further, we had better start teaching those already here who hold this view that they are seriously wrong and that believing murder is OK for religious reasons will not be tolerated.

And with regard to diversity and such, where are the Catholic cathedrals and Baptist churches and Jewish synagogues in Mecca? Maybe we should start pushing that these things be allowed there, hmmm?

If one wants to save this country Trump is the only choice this November no matter how obnoxious your “betters” say he is.

Khizr Khan Emotions And Policy

 

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising — The 2002 Farm Bill signed by President George W. Bush expanded the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) i.e. “food stamps” to non-citizens. His administration then agreed as part of a trade deal with Mexico to advertise this perk in that nation which ended up including radio and TV advertising.

No comprende? What did he say?

That’s right, our government was on Mexican radio telling Mexicans how to get U.S. taxpayer-provided freebies.

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising
Si senor, Fritos can be bought with food stamps.

By the way these freebies don’t just include bulk grains, fresh veggies and cooking oil but things like Pepsi and Coke, Oreos and Fritos.

The service was expanded again in 2008, again signed by Dubya, and later expanded (naturally) by President Obama.

The 2014 Farm Bill passed by the Tea Party-influenced, Republican-controlled Congress put restrictions on government advertising SNAP on television and radio. This included broadcasting in Mexico.

Well heavens-to-Betsy, it is being reported that after more than a year the Agriculture Department is finally implementing this law.

Wonder if a certain political campaign might have set a little fire under their tails to finally act.

And how did this policy ever get implemented in the first place?

Note: the U.S. in 2014 budgeted $756 billion for food stamps and nutrition.

And you really think President Trump is going to have a problem cutting our deficit?

SNAP Ends Mexican Advertising

Trump Al Wilson And Snakes

Trump Al Wilson And SnakesTrump Al Wilson And Snakes — Donald Trump at a rally in Cedar Falls, Iowa read the lyrics from a song which few Millennials know by  a singer which few Millennials have heard to illustrate the wisdom of allowing Muslim refugees from ISIS controlled territory.

He made it work.

The singer is Al Wilson and the song is The Snake which was released in 1968.

Here are the lyrics.

On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tender-hearted woman saw a poor, half-frozen snake.  His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew.  ‘Oh, well,’ she cried, ‘I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you.’  ‘Take me in, O tender woman, take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake.  She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk and then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk.  Now, she hurried home from work that night.  As soon as she arrived, she found that pretty snake she’d taken in and revived.  ‘Take me in, O tender woman.  Take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake. 

“Now she clutched him to her bosom.  ‘You’re so beautiful,’ she cried, ‘but if I hadn’t brought you in, by now you would have died.’  She stroked his pretty skin, and then she kissed him and held him tight.  But instead of saying ‘thank you,’ that snake gave her a vicious bite.  ‘Take me in, O tender woman.  Take me in, for heaven’s sake.  Take me in, O tender woman,’ sighed the vicious snake.  ‘I saved you,’ cried the woman, ‘and you bit me.  Heavens, why?  You know your bite is poisonous, and now I’m going to die.’  ‘Oh, shut up, silly woman,’ said the reptile with a grin.  ‘You knew darn well I was a snake before you took me in.’

And here is the song.

Trump Al Wilson And Snakes

Hat tip Rush Limbaugh

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported –For those who still think it wise to allow Muslims purportedly fleeing Syrian violence to live here, consider these stories from  last week.

Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, of Harrisburg,  has been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Aziz allegedly used 57 Twitter accounts to advocate violence against the United States and to disseminate ISIS propaganda and acted as an intermediary between a person in Turkey and several well-known members of ISIS.

Note the source is the Marple Newtown Patch using information unsealed Thursday U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. This story was not given major play in the local dailies or television.

And yesterday, Dec. 18,  authorities evacuated the Walmart on Conchester Highway in the Willowbrook Shopping Center in Boothwyn, after receiving a bomb threat.

It really doesn’t take a genius to figure out that threats alone can cause havoc.

Hat tip Bob Small

Pennsylvania Terror Under-reported

Jorge Ramos Hair Portraits

Hugo Ybarra, a 34-year-old in San Antonio, Texas, is taking advantage of the dust up between Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by painting portraits of Ramos on heads. Jorge Ramos Hair Portraits

Ramos interrupted  Trump who was responding to another reporter  at an Aug. 25 press conference at which point Trump, well, deported him. Trump let him back in 15 minutes later and answered his questions in detail.

Ramos’ daughter is involved with Hillary Clinton campaign.

Anyway, Ybarra, the son of Mexicans, has a reputation for hair portraits in which he puts the images of those such as Kim Kardashian and basketball star Tim Duncan on the heads of the residents of that fair city.

And now Jorge Ramos has reached that level of esteem.

He said that Ramos is now “Algunos hacen sonar la bocina de sus autos,” Ybarra said, or someone who makes car horns sound.

If you’ve missed the Trump-Ramos battle here is The Donald ejecting Jorge:

And here is part of the discussion after he returned:

Trump really can win this thing.

Jorge Ramos Hair Portraits

Largest Insane Asylum

Courtesy of Tom C. Largest Insane Asylum

Snopes gives this a mixed grade noting that the source is not the Lost Angeles Times. Most of it actually comes from testimony before Congress in 2005.

It’s mostly accurate in other words.

It should be noted that this has been around the web since 2006 and things have not gotten better.

From the L.A. Times.

1. 40% of all workers in L.A. County ( L.A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L.A. County.)

(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ‘annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York ) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

Largest Insane Asylum

Pope Francis Mexican Border

A comment by Pope Francis reported by the Latin Post regarding Hispanic immigration to the United States has riled conservatives.

“To enter the U.S. from the Mexico border would be a beautiful sign of brotherhood and help for immigrants” Francis reportedly said Pope Francis Mexican Borderwith regard to whether he will include a trip to Mexico when he visits the U.S. in September.

We like Francis although he seems to speak more from the heart than the head.  Perhaps that’s what popes should  do.

We, however, will speak from the head. In the spirit of compassion, the first thing to consider is why  those who choose to  emigrate –legally or otherwise — so choose.

Mexico, after all, has resources and climate and sun — better than where many Mexicans immigrants wind up in the U.S.

So whatever can be the reason for the emigration? Could it be the corruption, the greed and the oppression of the Mexican government? Wouldn’t a better sign of brotherhood and help be addressing those issues, Your Holiness, rather than implying the United States is somehow to blame for trying to maintain a semblance of public order.

Just sayin’.

Pope Francis Mexican Border

 

Wizardly Advice On Immigration

Wizardly Advice On Immigration
By Chris Freind

Dear Wizard Of Oz:

Since we are in the season of giving, perhaps you could see fit to bestow upon the Republican Party the three gifts for which you are best known: Brains, courage and a heart. With its newly gained congressional power, the GOP is once again locked in the immigration battle, but, as usual, is doing so without the benefit of common sense and political savvy. Your generosity would provide them the tools necessary to solve a decades-old crisis and, just maybe, give them a shot at the White House in 2016.

Sincerely,

A Nation In Turmoil

If there were a real wizard, the immigration crisis could be solved with a neat fairy tale ending. But there isn’t, which means that many Republicans in Washington are still operating with an intelligence and courage deficit. Not only does this exacerbate the immigration problem, but, if it doesn’t change come soon, the party could see much of its 2014 electoral gains eroded over the next several elections.

Here is a breakdown of what Republicans need to do to effectively lead on the immigration issue:

1. Brains: Having brains doesn’t just mean enacting a strategic political plan to reform immigration, though that is absolutely necessary. It also involves having a memory that doesn’t indulge in revisionist history.

Gaining power is not the Republicans’ problem; governing is. Despite having huge congressional majorities for six straight years during George W. Bush’s presidency, bolstered by high approval ratings after 9/11, the GOP squandered countless opportunities when it failed to pursue its agenda.

It failed to pass market-based health care reform, which ultimately led to Obamacare. It didn’t push domestic oil drilling (nor lift the offshore drilling moratorium that George H.W. Bush implemented) to stimulate manufacturing, resulting in record gas prices and increased reliance on Middle Eastern oil barons. It didn’t reform the highest corporate tax structure in the world, forcing many companies to move overseas. And instead of fixing the immigration crisis, its non-action kept the southern border wide open, compounding the problem in numerous ways.

Before the right screams that that history lesson unfairly picks on Republicans, consider that A) no matter what spin the GOP apologists use, it is undeniable that the Republicans, despite holding all the cards, punted nearly every important issue, and B) the Democrats openly campaign for open borders, national health care, high taxes and moratoriums on domestic drilling. To their credit, they fight for what they believe in; Republicans, for the most part, talk a great game, but don’t walk the walk when it’s crunch time.

Rather than play the blame game (it’s always someone else’s fault — the liberal media, unions, unscrupulous Democrats, etc.), GOP leaders need to buy a mirror to see who is most responsible for past failures. Only then can they hope to formulate a winning strategy.

2. Courage: Republicans need a strong leader who can work with President Obama to formulate a reasonable immigration reform plan. But that person has to be courageous enough to tell the party to tone down the rhetoric, stop the name-calling and work toward a bill rooted in reality. If all the party does is advocate insane ideas to placate the red-meat crowd (such as deporting every illegal, impeaching the president and shutting down the government), yet again nothing will be accomplished.

Such a leader should publicly chastise those pushing congressional Republicans to not invite the president to their chamber for his State of the Union address. The sheer stupidity of that idea (being advocated not just by crackpots but some highly-influential Republicans) is simply incomprehensible. Yet the response of the GOP leadership refuting such a sentiment has been tepid at best.

Lack of courage in calling out your own when they go off the deep end is a harbinger for what kind of immigration reform we can expect. Not a good sign.

3. Heart: Demonstrating strong political will dealing with the immigration issue is not mutually exclusive to showing compassion toward those who come to America seeking a better life for their families. If the GOP plays its cards right, it can get the best of both worlds: solve the problem in a manner acceptable to most Americans, and, in showing that it has a heart, win the loyalty of a growing natural constituency: Hispanics.

Instead of huffing and puffing, perhaps the Republicans should pass the common-sense aspects of the president’s plan (much of it rooted in Republican ideas) and get something, as opposed to nothing, done. Consider the following proposals:

A. Strengthen border security, as long as quickly building a border wall to completion is part of it. We could even make illegal immigrants, as a condition of staying in America, help build the wall.

B. Document those already here, making them learn English and pay penalties and taxes, while deporting any with a criminal history.

C. Not rip apart families by deporting the parents of children born here. What’s more humane than that? (Children born here are American citizens, a point the Constitution makes clear).

D. Streamline legal immigration, especially for skilled workers. The existing waiting period is far too long, encouraging illegal conduct.

E. Crack down on businesses hiring illegal immigrants by mandating use of the government’s free E-Verify system, which instantly determines legal status.

F. And citizenship? No, because that high honor, the envy of the world, should not be bestowed upon those who broke the laws of this country. And newly documented workers should not automatically be granted permanent residence, as being in America is a privilege, not a right.

* * *

There is a reasonable way to solve the immigration crisis, and the ideas outlined above are a good starting point. Should the president act unilaterally, as he is advocating, and which is understandably infuriating many Republicans? That’s a separate issue, and one that merits careful scrutiny about the limits of executive power. Yet it is worth noting that American history is filled with presidents of both parties acting boldly to fulfill a vision when Congress sat idle in the face of threats.

The debate about the president’s power will rage on, but ultimately it will prove moot if both the president and Republicans place ego aside and negotiate common sense solutions to a problem both sides should have solved long ago.

That’s the yellow brick road they should follow.

El Tren De La Muerte

A system of freight trains in Mexico known in Spanish as El tren de la muerte i.e. The Death Train also known as La Bestia or “The Beast” has entered the popular culture in points south with hit songs and documentaries.

The migrants, mostly from Central America, hop rides on the trains like the Great Depression hobos which takes them from Mexico’s southern border to our own.

The traffic is estimated at a half-million persons annually.

Here it is in action:

 

Hat tip Conservative Journal

 

El Tren De La Muerte

El Tren De La Muerte

Osama Bin Laden Crosses US Border

Jame O’Keefe of Project Veritas decided to see what all the fuss was about concerning the security of the Mexican border.

So he crossed it.

Dress as Osama Bin Laden.

He didn’t have any problems.

Here’s the video

 

Osama Bin Laden Crosses US Border

 

Hat tip Cathy Craddock

Osama Bin Laden Crosses US Border