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MYTHOLOGIES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

myth-of-illegal-immigration[Note by JW: this is the best explanation of illegal immigration into the US extant – every American needs to read it.]

The illegal immigration debate has come to a head once again.

Until yesterday (1/22), Congress was at an impasse over a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats refused to support unless it included a provision allowing several hundred thousand illegal aliens to remain in the United States without fear of deportation.

It’s a tiresome ploy by the Democrats, abetted by their allies in the media, using deceptive language to paint a false picture that blurs the distinction between legal and illegal, citizen and foreigner, justice and injustice.

Enough obfuscation. Here are some of the most pernicious myths of illegal immigration, debunked. For example, the vocabulary surrounding illegal immigration is both politicized and weaponized—as we have seen with “Dreamers.”

Illegal immigration is conflated with legal immigration in order to smear critics with charges of biases against the “other” rather than of simply expressing concerns over legality and sovereignty. By progressive prepping of the linguistic battlefield, some conservatives feel a continued need to “prove” they are not racists by granting more and more exemptions from immigration laws.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAMERS

impossible-dreamersDreamers. You hear so much about them. Who are they?

Let’s not play word games. “Dreamers” are illegal aliens. Harsh but true. There are more than 1.3 million Dreamers living in the United States, of which 800,000 or so had registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

They really shouldn’t be here. So they need to face the music, and start packing to leave. Shouldn’t they?

Oh, right -- we’re told they’re in this pickle through no fault of their own.  “No fault of their own” is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card. And someday it will gain them an E-Z Pass to oodles of special privileges.

Before we give away the store, however, we might want to think this through. We seem to know what it means to be a Dreamer. But are Dreamers really Dreamers? Or could it be that some are actually DINOs (Dreamers in Name Only)?

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/19/18

release-the-memo“WHOA, NELLIE!” That was the famous expression of beloved sportscaster Keith Jackson – who passed away at age 89 last Friday (1/12) – when something breathtakingly amazing happened on the field of play.

That something happened on the political field of play on Capitol Hill last night, resulting in early this morning the Twitter hashtag #ReleasetheMemo trending as among the most read in the entire world.

Note that was before dawn in DC when I started writing this – just a few hours later the Commie-Fascisti at Twitter erased it off the Worldwide Trends sidebar – after it had hit over 800,000 tweets, replaced by #NationalPopcornDay with less than 5,000.

It began with ace super-reporter Sarah Carter last night (1/18) posting: A Bombshell House Intelligence report exposing extensive FISA abuse could lead to the removal of senior government officials:

“A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday (1/18) and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is ‘explosive,’ stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.”
It’s been quite a week.  Here we go.

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ISLANDS OF MYSTERY AND LEGEND

easter-island-and-pitcairn-island

For those who regard our planet as endlessly fascinating, there are few places on earth they yearn to see more than the world’s two great Islands of Mystery and Legend lost in the remotest South Pacific – Easter Island and Pitcairn Island.

(Spoiler Alert:  Pitcairn recently became perhaps the Ultimate Escape Destination to get away from it all.  See why at the end.)

Since we were kids, we’ve all seen pictures of Easter’s huge brooding stone statues – but how many people do you know who have seen and experienced them for real?  The power and magic of  being with the moai as they are called will never leave you.

easter-island-2 And who among us has not heard the story of The Mutiny on the Bounty – of how, on April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian, first mate of HMS (His Majesty’s Ship of the British Royal Navy) Bounty led a mutiny of the crew against the tyrannical Captain William Bligh, set Bligh and crew members loyal to him in a longboat, and took the Bounty to sail into history.

Clark Gable was Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1935. Marlon Brando played him in 1962, as did Mel Gibson in 1984. Everyone knows the story, for it is epically famous. Yet so very, very few have ever experienced being where it took place.

To experience either of these magically historical places is a dream of any explorer of the world – to experience both at the same time… well, that’s never been done before, except on a private yacht or huge cruise ship taking a month or two.  You and I, however, can in  two weeks this coming May.

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A SCANDAL OF DEMOCRATS

scandal-of-democrats If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  Not if it’s a Democrat scandal.  It’s gotten so that “scandal” should be the collective noun for Dems – like a school of fish, a leap of leopards, a pride of lions, a scandal of Democrats.

If any of these five scandals got half the attention Watergate did, each would be considered the worst in American history.

After we itemize all five, we’ll discuss the most difficult task facing President Trump in draining a swamp much deeper, wider, and more fetid than we imagined:  how to get the truth past the MSM Bodyguard of Liars?

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HOW TO TRUMP THE MEDIA: AVOID CONSERVATIVES’ BIGGEST MISTAKE

A good friend of mine wrote me recently. He complained about smug Leftist neighbors who are “making decisions to ‘feel good’ with virtually no regard for true factual input or testing.” I get this a lot.

If you want to understand Donald Trump, you need understand why this complaint is myopic. Once you do understand, you’ll never see politics the same way again. You’ll also begin to grasp that Leftism does work, and that you’ve just failed to understand how.

Leftism isn’t a policy machine or an economic machine. Its economic results would tell you that much in a hurry. But the machine keeps running. Which means it must work for something. The correct question is: in what way does it work?

Our Very Stable Genius in the White House seems to be the only one who has figured this out – see the YouTube above.  And now you too can learn how to Trump the Media.

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HE FIGHTS

he-fightsMy Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum.  They ask if I don’t think his tweets and utterances are “beneath the dignity of the office.”  Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity.  There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship.  Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?  And the results were always the same.

This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – and through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war.

With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end.  Donald Trump is America’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

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PRESIDENT NOBAMA

happy-nobama-dayTrump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.

Donald Trump continues to baffle. Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.)

Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents.   Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show.

Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration.

In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama, the Nobama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. It is an accomplishment that he alone could have achieved.

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DID TRUMP SAY ANYTHING THAT ISN’T TRUE?

Warning courtesy of National Association of Rural Landowners NARLO

Warning courtesy of National Association of Rural Landowners NARLO

Did Trump misspeak…use a slur to make a point…and thereby arouse all those dainty Liberals into a snit?

Not far from where I’m writing this in Manhattan, the kosher butcher shop is long gone; across the street, the church that once stood tall is now boarded up.

But next to it stands a mosque newly built and freshly painted. English in the neighborhood is a foreign tongue and nobody knows Frank Sinatra.

The boys don’t play stickball. The girls in their veils don’t play hopscotch and all the cabs are driven by men from Somalia and Afghanistan.

Strangers are not greeted warmly.

That’s a snapshot of what troubles President Trump…not the mosque, but the culture shift,

Call him chauvinistic…call him profane…he doesn’t care.  Our President is fighting for America’s soul – for America’s very existence.

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A VERY SECURE PLACE

During a recent White House press conference, Jim Acosta hollered from the press corps,

"Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?"

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cooly responded, "We've found a very secure place and I'm certain they won't be found."

"And just where is that?" Acosta asked sarcastically.

Mrs. Sanders grinned and said, "They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration… Next question?"

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