Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rigged? That's impossible!

Saw this on Facebook:

Whatever Democrats say now, remember:

"There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America's elections, in part because they are so decentralized and the number of votes involved. There is no evidence that that has happened in the past, or that there are instances that that could happen this time." - President Barack Obama, October 2016.

The Obama quote came two months after Obama's White House told those who advocated for counter measures against Russian hacking to "stand down."

Why isn't Obama under investigation instead of Trump?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Russian hackers, they say

Timing of Friday's DOJ announcement about Russian hackers is suspect.

Announcement of the indictment of Russian entities detracted from Trump's visit to the UK and his upcoming summit with Putin.

Perhaps more importantly, it gave US media an excuse to drop talking about Peter Strok's disastrous appearance before Congress.

By the way, if Russians did half the hacking they're now accused of, why didn't Obama do something about it? The Obama White House knew something big was happening.

A "stand down" order doesn't count as doing something.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Democrat flashback

'We must become the party of economic rebirth, of economic nationalism, of economic patriotism... It means reaching out to the business community of America (and) seeing business as our ally against the foreign threat. American business is not our enemy.' - Paul Tsongas (D-Ma), as he prepared to announce his candidacy for president, April 1991.

"We love our neighbors"

Anti-ICE protesters make complete fools of themselves, as they proclaim solidarity with those inside a house where ICE conducted a raid.

Police later said the raid was in regards to an investigation of a child sex human trafficking ring.

San Fran TV have the story out of Oakland.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A final thought on the 4th

I've seen this, and others similar, all over social media today.

Independence Day

Repost from Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Spirit of '76

July 4th isn't intended to be a military-themed holiday. And it's far more than picnics and fireworks.

Independence Day should honor the nation's citizens who chose to rise up, threw off the shackles of tyranny, and marched to the drum beat of liberty. And it should celebrate those who hold true to the spirit that gave birth to these United States.

Spirit of '76 parade, circa 1900
Bain News Service photo collection/Library of Congress

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Behind on my reading

But this merits notation:
Everybody always wonders where the next really big war/disaster/crisis is going to be coming from. You're getting all three of the above at once. It'll be coming from Mexico. You heard it here first.

And it's not just Mexico.

Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua looks like it's already in the opening rounds of civil war.

Venezuela's down for the count.

Trump was ahead of the game. Trump wanted a wall.

Democrats and most Republicans didn't want to see it.

Actually, there are Democrats and other progressives, whether they say it directly or not, who seem eager to see the revolutionary spirits to our south spill over into our territories.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sloppy last-minute legislation

What triggered the crush of kids crossing our border? A bill rushed through Congress by Democrats in just two weeks, and signed by a lame duck Republican president in December 2008.

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 was introduced on December 9, 2008. It became law December 23rd.

Rushed legislation tends to be flawed legislation.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Something happening here. But not yet clear exactly what

Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy is six weeks old.

But only the past week has media and Democrat panic ensued. And much of that had to be driving by deceptively out-of-context photos, many from the Obama era, or accusations that detainment on the border is analogous to Nazi concentration camps.

How long does it take a migrant family to hike from El Salvador to El Paso, assuming they're not raped, murdered, and left in mass grave along the way?

What kind of intel is available from the countries of origin, or along the migrant path.

Is it possible fewer families are presently departing, or that some who previously departed have returned on their own upon hearing of the policy change? Is that why Democrats and others on the Left are in panic mode - Trump's strategy is showing signs of success?

I don't know exactly what, but something's going on here, and we're only getting the most thin slice of the story. And even that may to be distorted.