Sounds like a war to me

The likely winner of Mexico’s imminent presidential elections appears to have declared war on US sovereignty. Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.” He then declared it as “a human right we

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Who will guard the (Catholic) guardians?

A few weeks ago, referring to the exploding sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, I wrote: The Catholic Church, as an institution, and its bishops acting as a collective, have lied, are lying, and will continue to lie to the people of God about this problem.  They have no interest whatsoever in resolving it – only in protecting their own power, and the institution of the Church as a whole, and its power and prestige in society.  They do not care about the individuals involved, or the victims . . . or the good clergy who have

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The Swamp, exposed. Every US voter needs to see this!

A new TV series, “The Swamp” – on Facebook, of all places – purports to document the shady backroom deals that infest politics and politicians in Washington D.C.  The Federalist explains. Every grassroots political activist knows something is deeply wrong in Washington, D.C. No matter how hard we work to send good people to Congress, the majority of them go native upon arrival, forgetting their campaign rhetoric and falling in line with the political establishment. The few who retain their principles often seem sidelined and ineffective. Meanwhile, the legislative process is an unfunny joke: the Republican Congress can’t manage to

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It sounds like President Trump brought the smackdown to Republicans in Congress

At least, that’s what DC Whispers reports. “You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.” UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.” . . . UPDATE #3: “Why

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I think I’m in the wrong line of work

I’d do better working in New Jersey’s ports than I would writing books – by more than an order of magnitude! ON THE WATERFRONT, there’s a longshoreman on the books who washes trucks. He gets paid $465,981 a year. To wash trucks. Fired when his bosses discovered he wasn’t actually showing up when he claimed to be working, he nevertheless regained his job—after an arbitrator concluded it was not unusual in the industry for employees to be paid “without being expected to work all the hours for which they are being paid.” . . . Part of the reason for

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The price of political correctness – vulnerable children

I’m doing a slow burn after reading this report from Pennsylvania. A woman’s report of a man taking pictures of her child inside a Montgomery County Starbucks has sparked a police investigation. The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she was inside the Starbucks in East Norriton Township Tuesday when she spotted a man taking pictures of her child. The woman spoke to a Starbucks employee about it but was told they couldn’t ask the man to leave, according to Natalie Mittica, who shared the woman’s Facebook post about the incident. “The barista said, ‘I’m sorry, he’s

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Censorship – when Big Business decides it wants to be Big Brother too

Daily Timewaster put up this image yesterday: If you were in any doubt whether or not that meme is based on fact, this news confirms it. YouTube Terminates Channel of Firearms Parts Retailer “Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated without warning or notice,” Brownells’ Twitter account stated. Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/out warning or notice. If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please contact GOOGLE : 650-253-0000 OPTION 5 FOR YOUTUBE, MESSAGE YT & GOOGLE: https://t.co/csetulvAck https://t.co/9oLz6TGWZx pic.twitter.com/T85z9Py2l0 — Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) June 9, 2018 Comments on social media were mostly

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OW! times four – toes, that is

I’ve just got back from a visit to the podiatrist.  I developed an ingrown toenail that, in turn, developed a very nasty deep infection.  The doctor reckoned the nail had to go to save the toe, and clean out the infection.  While he was doing that, he also took off three nails that had been infected with a fungus of some kind decades ago in Africa, and which had never healed up, no matter what treatment I tried.  He reckoned that was the only cure for something like that. I’m now sitting painfully at my desk, foot throbbing like mad,

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Another toddler injured by excessive police use of force

Regular readers will remember my outrage at the critical injuries inflicted on two-year-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh by a SWAT raid in 2014, and the unbelievably inept, stupid, crass, dictatorial response of the Haversham county sheriff to the incident. Now it’s happened again. LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) – A 2-year-old child was burned by a flash-distraction device when Lakeland Police Department SWAT team members executed a search warrant on a home known for continuous drug activity on Thursday. . . . Officers entered the home and cleared the room, not seeing anyone inside. The small room was cluttered with clothing and

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No, Starbucks, that’s not true for anyone, not even you

I note that Starbucks, as part of its drive towards political correctness, has put out a training workbook for its staff (link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format).  It includes this drivel (click the image for a larger view): There is no such thing as “your” truth or “other people’s” truth.  There is only TRUTH, and that word has meaning.  Here are a couple of definitions: The truth about something is all the facts about it, rather than things that are imagined or invented. Synonyms: reality, fact(s), real life, actuality.  (Collins) (1) : the body of real things,

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