"Sanctuary cities," illegal by their very nature, are overwhelmingly run and defended by Democrat administrations, and one need only look at the immense social and economic failures racked up to date amongst the squalor. Illegal aliens who populate such environs are often rather like shoplifters, working under the radar and sending the goods -- U.S. currency -- back to families in their native countries. That Mr. Obama quickly threatened to veto any attempt in Congress to de-fund such places, of course, speaks unsurprising volumes from a very established leftist library of fascist rule.
When and if we finally get a presidential administration in possession of the will and courage to re-engineer these unconstitutional freak show cities once and for all, assuring that people here illegally and knowingly are at last relegated to official invisible status and denied benefits to which they were never entitled (perhaps encouraging a significant exodus), maybe America can journey back on the road to sanity and reality. Too harsh? Nah.
As the first Republican debate scheduled for August 6 (Fox-TV) nears, it's a hoot watching Donald Trump breaking all the rules of phony GOP etiquette and continuing to emerge smelling like a billion-dollar rose. The man seems indestructible when faced with tried and true political weaponry. We continue to be impressed with Senator Ted Cruz, who not only argued numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the past, -- believe it or not, a certain refined intellectual capacity is required -- but who also successfully counters opposing views with logic time after time. We fear, however, that he's far too smart to be chosen by a generally uninformed electorate which prefers sugar-coated lies over words of substance.
Kudos to Cruz, , too, for unmasking Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in front of the American public as a liar, not a leader. We've heard for years that McConnell is very unpleasant to deal with, and the lie he allegedly told Cruz and other Republicans in order to get them to vote for a part of the trade bill they otherwise would not have touched with a ten-foot pole is an outrage to all Americans. McConnell should step down as majority leader. . .but you know how that goes. Interesting, though, that the younger conservative faction among Republicans is slowly and surely breaking out to become a formidable force against old guard archosaurs such as Sen. Orrin Hatch. Yes, Ted Cruz was out of order and did the unthinkable, according to Senate rules attacking the so-called leader -- and considering the result, fresh and open air, we say go Ted go!
Charges arise throughout the GOP that Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party brand. Really? What's to destroy that useless folk (such as Boehner and McConnell) haven't already torn down by a total lack of action against illegal immigration, Obamacare and everything else folks on the right anticipated, especially when certain keys of authority changed hands last November? Forget predictions by presidential candidate Rick Perry that the GOP may become the Whig Party, because they already are Whigs -- and wimps -- and only true conservatives have an opportunity to reinvigorate this "walking dead" entity to battle establishment Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in name only).
Big doings regarding Iran: Yeah, great move, Obama & Co. go and shop this promissory turd to the United Nations first and ignore Congress totally until they could get around to the obligatory chore. Now what? Nobody cares what Congress ultimately thinks and, as usual, the prez offers only warnings and threats to America, a familiar maneuver he always uses whilst generally praising other countries uninfected by our presumed failings. Honestly, there really are people in this government who should just change their names to A. Hole.
Meanwhile, Senator Charles Schumer of NY, blessed with a huge Jewish following in NY City, now has to take seriously a protest by some 10,000 to 15,000 Jewish protestors in the city who want him to have nothing to do with an Iran deal. Schumer, of course, is a loyal Democrat who craves Harry Reid's position as minority leader in the Senate, so expect a few simulated protestations from him as he, nevertheless, votes YES for Iran's giant contest winnings.
News sources, too, buzz with speculation that Secretary of State John Kerry may be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize, based upon implementation of this dark Iran deal, and that he may use his "success" as a stepping stone to a run for president (of the U.S., that is, not Iran -- hard to keep score, isn't it?). Good grief, will our nightmare never end?
Hillary Clinton: Going. . .going . . .going. . .seemingly almost gone over the horizon. . .her shrieking voice alone has probably sunk a thousand ships.
Republicans in the bedroom: My opinion has not changed. If anybody on the right wants to continue shooting oneself in the foot, keep messing around with women's right to choose. But if you really, really, really want to decrease abortions, then encourage the pharmaceutical companies and the marketplace in general to invent and offer 50, even a hundred easy, safe and effective NEW methods of birth control. Ha, as if. But treating Planned Parenthood like Nazis or Dr. Frankenstein's mirror image will not gain the GOP as many points as it endlessly hopes, a lesson unlearned election after election.
The trouble with
tribbles Muslims: Believe it or not (you won't) I try to be
fair to all religions, but what does one do with a religion -- Islam --
encompassing a book -- the Koran -- peppered with calls to kill or convert the
infidel (that's you and me) AND an ancient prophet who said it's okay to
(um, in so many words) lie your ass off to the infidel to lengthen and solidify
the religion's reach? So how do we tell
the peaceable from the radical? Is there
a subtle difference in beard color or in the hang of a woman's burka? Can I purchase some kind of radar detector or
protect myself with a lively sprig of Aconitum lycoctonum (wolfsbane)? Unfortunately, all answers to essential
questions for the United States appear to lie within the mosques, always and
forever. When is the last time anybody
saw a huge march in American streets of peaceful Muslims protesting the
Make automobiles simple and cheaper again or die. New experiments re-demonstrating how easily computer-enhanced cars can be hacked -- and ditched -- are giving outrageously expensive headaches and recalls to Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, but also show how foolish we are to embrace digital technology at the expense of everything we used to know and file under common sense. When the car battery fails, isn't it nice to know you can just open the door handle to make an exit, rather than hunting for some emergency latch device (a recent hot-car death involved a man who forgot where his emergency latch was located)? Is it so inconvenient to roll car windows down with a handle, rather than with some electronically designated button? Is it really worth adding hundreds of dollars per luxury to a machine on four wheels, when each labor-saving component has the capacity to fail and cost you plenty? Do you really feel great about that new car when you look under the hood, struck with the delayed realization that you can't check or repair a single thing by yourself anymore (unless maybe you've the brains and tools of an exotic safecracker)? Everything -- and I mean everything -- we think about digitally-controlled devices and machinery should always be preceded by a cautionary term: Electromagnetic pulsations. Much like chants of hope and change, an EMP destroys everything it touches.
To Turkey -- As you folks march into Syria, intent upon the annihilation of ISIS, please try to take it easy on the Kurds, who we in America kinda need as friends and fellow ISIS haters. I know you and the Kurds don't hit it off so well, but maybe y'all could go have a pizza or something and chill out?
Hey, what's new in the drug store? Glad you asked. Looks like it's some concoction called, Praluent or something. Yippee! This one's for "bad" cholesterol, bad bad. You give yourself an injection once every two weeks and the annual cost is -- only -- about $14,000. Yep. Well, anyway, while we all wait for the customary class action lawsuit, which always seems to erupt after a new drug hits the market, my thought is, if this involves the patient being provided clean needles (unless the stuff comes pre-injectable in a disposable device), seems you'd have to sell the needles on the street to gain some fraction of that $14,000, and then you may not have any needles left with which to inject yourself. I wonder if one can just drink this stuff or use a suppository, and where would you get a suppository, anyway? Well, I'm genuinely thrilled every time, every minute of every day, when Big Pharma invents another drug -- and fortunately, we don't even require that archaic doctor-patient relationship anymore. We just have to shut up and take some damned medication. One size pretty much fits all, and the computer screen hiding your doctor's face will guide you along, every step of the way.
Local TV nightly news show people: Isn't it high time to stop the banter between news anchors and weather forecasters, and between anchors and sportscasters? Come on, you know that we know that you folks see one another all day long, so stop pretending like you just met for the first time in years and have to outdo each other with happy talk about the weather or what your cat did today. Just the news, weather and (ugh) sports, please. The commercials are annoying enough without those phony interactions, unless, let's say, an anchor says something like, wow, Veronica, that outfit you're wearing sure makes you look fat today! So what's the weather gonna be?