Sending Children to Federal Prison

This tweet thread (which has also been unrolled) started with a comment/accusation by someone with the handle, truth4democracy directed at Thomas Wictor. The comment as text is gone and I don’t feel like transcribing, but its the usual emotional BS. Anyway, Mr Wictor responded:

(1) @truth4democracy supports sending children to federal prisons.

I don’t.

(2) The parents must be charged in order to prevent MORE illegals from coming in.

See, @truth4democracy has a child’s view of this situation.

Let’s talk about what REALLY happens.

(3) The trek to the southern border begins with illegals scraping together $5000 to $12,000 for coyotes to being them in.

Along the way, the illegals are often robbed, raped, or murdered.

(4) For childish people like @truth4democracy, having open borders is an act of kindness for brown-skinned people.

But what ACTUALLY happens is most of the brown-skinned people become slaves.

(5) The fields where they pick vegetables have no bath room facilities, so they defecate on our food.

That’s why there are so many e coli outbreaks now.

(6) Illegals working on assembly lines in food-processing factories, for examples, also have no bathroom facilities.

So they wear adult diapers.

(7) The children of illegal aliens do terribly in school.

They end up dropping out and either working as slaves or joining gangs.
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Please, Keep Up Your Tantrum

Very smart commentary from a Physics Geek:

I’ve watched this kabuki theater for decades. Remember Reagan’s amnesty? I do. It was supposed to be a one time thing to “solve” the problem. And yet somehow, the “problem” only seems to have gotten worse.

You can couch it all the touchy feely OMG IT’S SO HORRIBLE LANGUAGE you want, but you should at least be honest and say what you really think: we shouldn’t have any border control at all, period.

Oh, what’s that you say? That’s unfair? Uh no, it isn’t. And frankly, my desire to have a civil conversation with you has reached levels mathematically indistinguishable from zero.

I can point out to you the lowered/stagnant wages, the increasing drain on our social net, et al, but you’ll simply respond MUH FEELZ, to which I will respond “bite me”.

We’ve got veterans in this country homeless and dying, yet somehow I’m supposed to give preference to people who aren’t actually citizens here. Let me repeat: bite me.

You want to know why no one is listening to your childish bleating anymore? Because we’ve listened to it for decades and we’ve just tuned it out.

But please, keep up your tantrum. It provides me with entertainment. It also serves to harden the resolve of the people who oppose you. So kudos: you’re actually making things worse. I’m sure you’re very proud.

Oh, Mr PG also dealt with the penalties for illegal border crossing even tho’ it’s “only” a misdeamenor (and got an expert involved too, the ever elusive Glomar-guy):

OMG IT’S SO HORRIBLE TAKING AWAY KIDS FROM THEIR PARENTS JUST BECAUSE THEY BROKE A LAW!

Me: It happens every single day to actual citizens in this country. And yet it only piques your interest now. I will therefore not take you seriously.

@NolanZugernat: When does that happen for a misdemeanor?

The current law says up to 6 months in jail for the misdemeanor of crossing the border illegally. If multiple attempts are made, it might be changed into a felony. I’ll ask an actual immigration lawyer. What say you, @NotDeadGlomar ?

@NotDeadGlomar: First offense is six months, illegal reentry is a felony with a penalty of two years, reentry by a simple felon or multiple (3+) misdemeanant (drug crimes or crimes against persons only) is ten years, by an aggravated felon it’s twenty.

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Fake News

Compiled by Sharyl Attkinson, who deserves a medal the harassment she has had to endure, a list of 50 fake news items, what Ms Attkinson diplomatically calls “media mistakes” in the Trump era. Let’s list a couple, three as examples.

  • 15. Feb. 22, 2017: ProPublica’s Raymond Bonner reported CIA official Gina Haspel—Trump’s later pick for CIA Director—was in charge of a secret CIA prison where Islamic extremist terrorist Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in one month, and that she mocked the prisoner’s suffering. More than a year later, ProPublica retracted the claim, stating that “Neither of these assertions is correct…Haspel did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended.”
  • 22. June 22, 2017: CNN’s Thomas Frank reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials.” The report was later retracted. Frank and two other CNN employees resigned in the fallout
  • 36. Jan. 3, 2018: Talking Point Memo’s Sam Thielman reported that a Russian social media company provided documents to the Senate about communications with a Trump official. The story was later corrected to say the reporter actually had no idea how the Senate received the documents and had no evidence to suggest the Russian company was cooperating with the probe.
  • 47. May 16, 2018: The New York Times’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis, AP, CNN’s Oliver Darcy and others excerpted a Trump comment as if he had referred to immigrants or illegal immigrants generally as “animals.” Most outlets corrected their reports later to note that Trump had specifically referred to members of the murderous criminal gang MS-13.

Just a few. If you ever need a list of fake news items, someone has done the work.

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He Fights

There was an unimpressive commentary at a website I frequent from an “actual conservative in the Trump era” that referred to another unimpressive commentary. I won’t link to the first because the owner seems like a nice guy and lets me comment there. I wrote a rant (below the fold) that I decided not to send, but that’s neither here nor there.

I saw a tweet referring to an older, but very good article about how Trump “fights”. The lead-in to the article made me think of the two posts above and just how unimpressive the anti-Trump brigade is:

My 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 are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

But the tweet was even better:

Donald Trump is America’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

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What Other Conclusion Is There?

Over at Shot in the Dark, Joe Doakes explains the recent victory in the girl’s state track tournament by transgender boys:

If biological differences justify having two different leagues, then gender preference is irrelevant and those boys should go back to being losers in the Boys’ State meet. Otherwise, if we let them compete against Girls, then there are no Girls’ sports anymore, there are only Boys’ sports – some won by boys who admit it, and some won by boys who pretend not to be.

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The Same Media

John Nolte

The same media that spooged over North Korea during the Olympic (when Kim was taunting Trump) is now all about human rights.

Fuck you, media…

Fuck you and die, you godless frauds.

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More Inconvenient Truths

Linked from Instapundit to an article at Investors Business Daily:

It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud.

The New York Times recently reported that, unknown to most families who spend hours separating garbage into little recycling bins, much of the stuff ends up in a landfill anyway.

There’s more.

But this isn’t even the worst of it. As John Tierney explained in an exhaustive analysis of recycling programs, also published by the New York Times, recycling is not only costly, but doesn’t do much to help the environment.

The claim that recycling is essential to avoid running out of landfill space is hogwash, since all the stuff Americans throw away for the next 1,000 years would fit into “one-tenth of 1% of land available for grazing,” Tierney says.

This was mentioned years ago as the religious fervor for recycling grew; so it was ignored.

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The Real Issue

Yesterday saw the declaration that Miss America would not have swim suit or evening gown competitions anymore. There was some expected grumbling, of course, which was followed by the usual accusations of sexism or whatever, to which Schlichter responded:

I don’t think a lot of men care about Miss America per se.
The real issue for men is their annoyance at the underlying premise that it’s somehow wrong for men to dig attractive women, and for women to strive to be attractive to men.

The follow-up comments were fun too.

Or as iowahawk wrote:

Well I guess they can move it to radio now

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Life as a Prog

Another retweet from Instanpundit in response to this:

Hey! My pride tweet — saying that no one is 100% straight — was meant to encourage acceptance. After seeing the responses, I totally get how it could read like some trash “all lives matter” declaration. That’s not at all what I meant, so I deleted it. Lesson learned. I’m sorry.

To which was responded:

Being a progressive is very hard work, you’re never quite certain that you’re up to date with all the latest directives – and you have to make yourself available to receive re-education at a moment’s notice! So spare a thought and a prayer for Lauren at this difficult time.

To which was followed:

God. Looking at all those replies just makes me want to pepperspray the lot of then

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Sanctuary cities are sanctuary for drug cartels

I came to find this because of a retweeted link from Instapundit. The article itself at the Conservative Review, unfortunately having a number of issues, describes how the leftist “sanctuary cities” are a real problem behind the drug crisis.

It’s a lot easier to treat doctors like drug traffickers and push pain patients into suicide than it is go after sanctuary cities and the drug cartels that are responsible for the entirety of the drug (not “opioid”) crisis.

And this article then uses MN as a its example (poor writing gets a few things wrong about MN, like St Cloud and St Joseph being suburbs, of Minneapolis I guess, and Hennepin county including both of the Twin Cities).

Almost every drug network at the primary distribution level involves illegal aliens. That was a point Rep. Steve King got Acting DEA Administrator Robert Patterson to admit emphatically. Thus, if the cities were following federal immigration law and detecting and reporting illegal aliens, particularly the criminal aliens who are picked up on drug charges, the networks would be busted up in no time. This is how MS-13, which now serves as drug distributors and enforcers, was almost eradicated last decade before making a comeback under sanctuary cities.

And the killer.

Fewer than one in five overdose victims [in New York City] even had a prescription drug in their system, and it was virtually never the only drug. This has nothing to do with doctors and pain patients who have been stable on these drugs for years. Prescription overdoses are at six-year lows in many states, and prescriptions in general have been as severely restricted as can be. Even at the height of the opioid prescribing trend last decade, the percentage of chronic pain patients who became addicted and overdosed was exceptionally low.

Yet another thing that the left has screwed up.

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