Open Thread

Chadwick Moore on Twitter had an interesting observation:

But along with far-left politicians, another class of people benefit from $15 minimum wage: illegals. Not because they’ll get paid more (ha!), but because they’ll be more attractive hires for struggling small businesses in our sanctuary states. I don’t think that’s coincidental.

You almost hate to do it, but you do wonder just who is being paid off? The way Democrats are acting vis a vis the border, it does creep in on you that they’re being paid Cartel money. How else can you really think they are ok with this? Are there Chamber of Commerce types making sure money goes to those who favor open borders? How about Cartel money? We don’t really know – no one is looking into it. And its not like there’s a sense of morality on the Left which would make them refuse bribes…and corporate bosses seem to be for sale like penny candy.

This is what the future hold for all of us, if we lose: the left is organizing a hiring boycott against former Trump officials. Remember, in the old Soviet Bloc, the real way they controlled people was by controlling their employment, housing and education. Failure to sing from the Commie Songbook placed all three at risk. The left wants veto power over anyone who offends them.


The final irony? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump.

Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.

It is very hard to predict the future, but I rate the chances of a Trump defeat next year much lower than the chances of a Trump landslide.

Yet another liberal judge has issued yet another completely illegal injunction against President Trump vis a vis immigration. This is why it is so very important not just to win in 2020, but 2024 and 2028, as well. it’ll take us more than a decade to rework the Courts to the point where we can rely on them to enforce the law.

16 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. JeremiahTMM April 9, 2019 / 2:38 am

    Was really disappointed to see Secretary Nielsen go. I had a lot of respect for her, and I thought she was doing a great job in the position she was appointed by President Trump. I have a lot of admiration for her having the courage to stand before a committee in Congress, who routinely verbally abused her. She was was smart and fully capable of doing the task before her.

    As I understand it, a lot more are going to be ousted from the DHS. I realize the U.S. Border and Customs patrol is in urgent need of higher logistical support, and man-power due to the influx of such a greater number of people pouring out of Central and South America. Hopefully the new replacements will be able to get U.S. Customs and border patrol what they need to secure our southern border.

  2. jdge1 April 9, 2019 / 4:57 am

    Parts of the government, media and major corporations are immensely destructive to the health of our nation, in fact most all nations, as they work hand-in-hand dispersing lies to restrict or destroy any who oppose them in order to achieve total power. Opposition, at a time not so long ago, worked with a perceived level of dignity. They’ve lost all pretense of “for the people” even while they still try to pretend that’s their objective. Many of the things that helped us to become a great nation are being depressed, torn apart and despised – speaking the word of God, the dignity of marriage and family, genuine respect, personal responsibility and honesty, to name a few. Even those entities that used to provide a solid foundation for moral character, such as the church, are crumbling.

    There is a VERY small window of opportunity for those few in positions of authority who are willing to do the right thing, where they will be able to defang the beast of devastation from tearing apart our constitution and country before “we the people” respond with furry of a depressed and enslaved group. Those few cannot do it alone and the burden does not fall totally upon them. The line is faulting. I have no clue as to whether enough people will see smoke in the pile of dry leaves for what it is, before they are totally engulfed in flames. What I see is wide swaths of angry people with stark differences and philosophies shaking their heads and fists wondering why the “other side” doesn’t get it. Trying to look at the big picture I see only 2 possibilities, as stasis is not possible. Either those fooled by the promise and rhetoric of the left will get stung by the fallacies they once pushed and believed in, will waken to switch sides and fight against this tyranny -or- they will push forward until this civil war we talk about from time to time becomes a reality. I really don’t see any other choice. It seems there are no longer enough people willing or able to come to the table for honest discussion. When a judge declares; “The evidence of truth is simply not relevant to the legal issue…”, as recently happened in Canada when a defendant was fined $55,000 for referring to a transgendered woman who was born a biological male, as a male. The laws are so twisted, evidence no longer matter when someone’s feelings are hurt. When truth can no longer be use as a defense how can anyone function with civil discourse?

    I continue to pray for the hand of God to expose and restrain evil.

    • Retired Spook April 9, 2019 / 10:01 am

      JDGE1, excellent post; I share your position 100%.

      When a judge declares; “The evidence of truth is simply not relevant to the legal issue…”, as recently happened in Canada when a defendant was fined $55,000 for referring to a transgendered woman who was born a biological male, as a male.

      The difference is Canadians don’t have the means to fight back. I suspect if that happened in this country we’d see a second Lexington & Concord. I’ve had hope for a long time that we would eventually fix this cancer that’s creeping over this nation by peaceful means, but I’m about at the point where I think with cancer you often have to just cut it out and hope that you get all of it.

      • jdge1 April 9, 2019 / 2:29 pm

        What will be interesting to see is how large groups of people who align with a particular philosophy, deal with being stuck in the middle of a perceived no win position they’ve never experienced before.

        For example, there are many women (and some men) who define themselves as feminist who I see as predominately left leaning or far left. When the political structure of the left implements rules and laws that undermines their protections and hard-fought achievements as a female, where do they turn? When biological males can define themselves as a female and are then allowed to compete against biological females in sports, that is highly unfair competition where “fairness” had previously been paramount. When biological males are allowed in rest rooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms with females, at the very least making them feel uneasy and at the potential of being assaulted, where do they turn?

        Or in an article I read – “You’d think, the right of a woman who has been raped to feel completely safe while seeking treatment is about as sacrosanct as a right can possibly be. Recently, however, the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter lost over $30,000 in city funding. The city’s decision to pull the funding came after a fierce campaign against the shelter spearheaded by totalitarian transgender ideology activists, who are furious that the center refuses to offer its services to “transgender women,” i.e. biological men who now claim to be women.
        The women’s shelter shot back, that the city officials are effectively perpetrating “discrimination against women in the name of inclusion.”

        To understand how grotesque this decision is, it’s necessary to remember that according to gender ideology, all that is needed for a born man to become a woman is for him to claim that he is a woman. In other words, included among “transgender women” can be men who look like men in every way, including possessing male genitalia.”

        Again, while I realize this is Canada, this same type of absurdity is happening in places like the UK too. ”We heard about the Catholic mom of five in the UK who is being investigated by police for “misgendering” the son of a transgender activist (a transgender activist, it should be noted, who arranged for her 15-year-old son to be castrated in Thailand, because the procedure was illegal for a child of that age in the UK). Also this month, we heard about the parents in the UK who objected when their autistic teenage son was prescribed hormone therapy. After their son told his school that his parents wouldn’t allow him to undergo the so-called treatment, the school reported the parents to child services for being “emotionally abusive.” The parents were then warned that if they didn’t support their child, he could be taken away from them and put into foster care. According to The Daily Mail, last year at least three children were taken away from their parents and put into foster care, because their parents objected to their gender transition.”

        While these situations are not currently occurring in the US (at least not as blatant as this that I know of), we are certainly seeing pushes in that direction. California seems to be leading the way in many instances. These instances are not new, but rather a growing trend. Those who often post here are well aware of these types of occurrences and many more. What will be telling is how the general public, and in particular those directly affected by this insanity, deal with it. For those who considered themselves leftist, where do they turn to find any sense of justice? Will they continue left in spite of the detriment of their situation? Will they swing right when they’ve been ingrained for so long that the right is the enemy? It seems they’ll eventually have to choose a side, especially because the left demands full compliance.

        The lefts’ defeat may come as a result of the fracturing they sustain when these individual blocks of people realize just how much they’ve been duped. We’re seeing it with blacks who’ve come to realize how much they’ve been played. We’re seeing it with feminist who are now losing ground to rules that work against them. We’re seeing it with families where parents rights are being stripped away as they object to the many negative impacts of politically correct thinking and brainwashing that is in opposition to how they want their children raised. We’re seeing it with unions where their jobs are reduced with the influx of illegals. We’re seeing it with legal immigrants who went through the process of acquiring a green card and/or legal citizenship, then being grouped with gangs, welfare deadbeats, crackheads and the like. We’re seeing it with Christians and Jews who are now being mocked and shunned for their religious beliefs and with attempts to force them to pay for things they oppose such as abortions.

        The left has been able to get away with it for so long by taking money from those who have it and “awarding” it to those who don’t, regardless if they’ve done anything to earn. They’ve gotten away with it by packing the courts then thumbing their nose at the law and getting away with it. They’ve gotten away with it when they largely control the media and message they wish to convey. They’ve gotten away with it by subdividing everyone into groups then pitting one against the other. They’ve gotten away with it by fueling emotional issues and blaming the opposition for creating them. They’ve gotten away with it by redefining words and using twisted logic to confuse anyone unable to see or question the fallacy of their logic.

        All of these methods the left uses are now being met to some degree with roadblocks. Free giveaway money is harder to come by, (even though that doesn’t stop them from spouting new ways to spend it). The Trump administration is shifting the direction of the courts, the DOJ and the FBI. The internet is now one of the dominant methods of spreading news where the right has better footing than traditional media. Out spoken conservatives are calling out the left in their misuse or improper definition of words and failed policies. The left is losing the appeal they once had when the mask of deception is removed. I just don’t know if this unmasking is keeping pace with all the new ways the left generates to deceive anyone who will listen.

  3. Cluster April 9, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Rush had a great point yesterday saying that the reparations issue now supported by all Democrats is an admission that they are out of ideas on how to govern this country. Their only hope now is to increase the dependent class with open borders, promise to give away more stuff in return for votes, and endlessly investigate their opponents. Sound familiar? This is how all banana republics begin.

    • Retired Spook April 9, 2019 / 10:48 am

      Rush went on to say that he thinks many on the far Left are in a panic at the realization that they may be on the cusp of losing a significant portion of the black vote as a direct result of Trump’s policies that have seen black unemployment reach its lowest point since record keeping began. Liberals often talk about empowering minority groups — Trump is actually doing it. I think it’s pretty clear that current Leftist rhetoric is based on panic and not rational thought.

      • M. Noonan April 9, 2019 / 11:16 am

        It is why they are now full-on Reparations. But, I wonder?, will it really keep African-American voters on board? There’s little chance that Trump will even crack 15% of the black vote in 2020, but that isn’t what really worries Dems…they are worried about black voters just sitting it out. Will the prospect of reparations – which would require total Democrat control of government to enact, and that before the Court challenge – get them to the polls?

    • M. Noonan April 9, 2019 / 11:18 am

      Listening to lefties, I believe that they are convinced they don’t need white voters…that a coalition of non-white plus 25% of the white vote is sufficient. They’re wrong – but, then again, math is not a strong point on the left.

  4. Cluster April 9, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Democrats are definitely for single payer healthcare. They can kill more people that way.

    Nearly a quarter of a million British patients have been waiting more than six months to receive planned medical treatment from the National Health Service, according to a recent report from the Royal College of Surgeons. More than 36,000 have been in treatment queues for nine months or more. Long waits for care are endemic to government-run, single-payer systems like the NHS…Consider how long it takes to get care at the emergency room in Britain. Government data show that hospitals in England only saw 84.2% of patients within four hours in February. That’s well below the country’s goal of treating 95% of patients within four hours — a target the NHS hasn’t hit since 2015. Now, instead of cutting wait times, the NHS is looking to scrap the goal. Wait times for cancer treatment — where timeliness can be a matter of life and death — are also far too lengthy. According to January NHS England data, almost 25% of cancer patients didn’t start treatment on time despite an urgent referral by their primary care doctor. That’s the worst performance since records began in 2009. And keep in mind that “on time” for the NHS is already 62 days after referral.

    • Cluster April 9, 2019 / 1:30 pm

      I couldn’t help but glean this from the article you linked to:

      ” ….with no basis in science?

      Why would science matter? The Democrats only believe in science when it supports their agenda, and then they shut down debate. Think: global warming

    • Amazona April 9, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      She seems to have made the calculation that her behavior was so obnoxious she has to acknowledge it, but then tries to minimize it as merely being childish (“spoiled brat”) and then of course make it about race.

      These people are pathetic and transparent.

      While there was a childish element to her hysterical profane insane meltdown, it was not just a “temper tantrum” and I fail to see how it related to her melanin levels. She is just a stone cold unfunny bitch who has managed to parlay identifying as a comedian into a well paying ego-gratifying gig in spite of sharing no characteristics of funniness with any real comedian. Her entire schtick has been being snarly and vicious and hateful and crude. Evidently she is now trying to provide cover for being snarly and vicious and hateful and crude to an even greater and more offensive level, but I can’t imagine why as her minimal and clearly indiscriminating audience, such as it is, watches her because they think snarling vicious crude hate is funny. If she wants to claim that darker skin would have made her less disgusting, I guess she can try that on for size, but really the only thing that would work would be to actually be less disgusting, and I don’t see her trying that any time soon.

      • Cluster April 9, 2019 / 3:54 pm

        She is just a stone cold unfunny bitch who has managed to parlay identifying as a comedian into a well paying ego-gratifying gig in spite of sharing no characteristics of funniness


      • Amazona April 9, 2019 / 4:23 pm

        Too subtle?

      • Retired Spook April 9, 2019 / 4:27 pm

        the only thing that would work would be to actually be less disgusting

        and, of course, MORE funny. But then Liberals have a decidedly different take on what’s funny. To most Leftists calling the President of the United States (when he’s a Republican) a f**king a**hole is just hilarious.

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