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Protecting the Country Means Protecting the Border

Here is an oldie, but a goody from 2009. This shows you once again that illegal immigration is NOT a new issue for the American citizens. We have spoken time and time again to the isolated, insulated elites of Washington DC on this issue only to be ignored repeatedly. Bush, Obama, and many before them all ignored this problem. Now we’re not just speaking. We’re shouting, and if the elitist politicians don’t listen, we’ll stop shouting and start acting. When that point comes, and it’s not far away, those in power may want to look for a new country to live in, and make hasty arrangements to get there.
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Keep you eyes on both hands in this government slight of hand trick. Bush tried to deflect attention away from the border, and the Obama administration is no different. The government is like Kevin Bacon in the parade scene of Animal House. They are saying “Remain calm. All is well…” just before being trampled to death by the stampede from the south. With the many attacks on your freedom being perpetrated by Obama, the congress, and senate, this is all a lot to keep up with. That’s what the liberals are counting on. They want you to feel overwhelmed and alone so you will just give up. DON’T DO IT! We may still have one last opportunity to fix this.


 

Protecting the Country Means Protecting the Border

Posted By Bobby Eberle On March 11, 2009 at 6:49 am

During the previous administration, few issues drew the wrath of the American people as illegal immigration and border security did. Funds were allocated for more border security agents, but those funds went unused. Legislation was put forward to reward illegal immigration. The American people spoke out and sent a message.

Now, there is a new administration, and nothing has changed. The violence along the Mexican border is increasing, and it is spilling over into our country. Action must be taken now. One of the fundamental roles of the federal government is to keep the country safe, so rather than spending trillions on stimulus or billions on studying cows and crickets, how about some real protection?

According to an Associated Press story running on GOPUSA — Lawmakers challenge border security priorities — “Since 2008, about 7,000 people have been killed in the Mexican drug wars, and violence is spilling into U.S. cities in some parts of the country. There have been reports of drug cartel members settling scores with adversaries in such places as Atlanta, Phoenix and Birmingham, Ala.”

Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) said the problem with Mexico is “a lot more important, in my own judgment, than Afghanistan at this moment.” As the AP reports, “Lewis and other lawmakers Tuesday hammered the need for U.S. agencies to do a better job of working together to secure the border and keep the drug cartels from spilling their violence into the U.S.”

There always seems to be a breakdown between Washington and common sense. Cracking down on illegal immigration and ramping up border security has so many benefits that it seems almost silly to list them. But, for the benefit of the Washington elite, I’ll do so, and I’ll use small words.

First, it is THE LAW. Illegal immigration and illegal border crossings are ILLEGAL. Enforce the bleepin’ laws that are already on the books. We don’t need studies or commissions or reports or legislation. We just need people with the political will to enforce the current laws. If Mexican drug lords are crossing into sovereign America territory in the commission of crimes, arrest them! Don’t just turn a blind eye.

Second, it’s the economy, stupid. America is sending billions of dollars back across the border every year. If this money were to stay in this country to be used to purchase goods and services inside America, that would certainly be a “stimulus.” Stop allowing cash to flow out. Give American jobs to Americans.

Third, security starts at home. The Mexican violence is affecting Americans. People living near the border are fearful. Drug gangs are crossing the border, illegal alien suppliers are crossing the border, and America is doing a poor job in cracking down on these activities.

The federal government must take this problem seriously, and it must do it intelligently.

Just as the U.S. agencies need to do a better job coordinating resources, Lewis said, lawmakers need to work together and not in separate committees. Two committees held separate hearings on Mexico and border violence Tuesday. Two other committees have plans for more hearings on these issues later this week.

We can’t waste time duplicating efforts in multiple committees. Congress must get its act together. It has no problem passing bills loaded with earmarks, but it can’t seem to protect its own borders.

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South Korean Report: Mike Pompeo Gifts Kim Jong-un Elton John ‘Rocket Man’ CD

If this is true, it’s one of the most epic acts of trolling in history! Hilarious!

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Reports said Mike Pompeo landed in Pyongyang Friday with a copy of Elton John’s Rocket Man for Kim Jong-un.
— Read on www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/07/06/south-korean-report-mike-pompeo-gifts-kim-jong-un-elton-john-rocket-man-cd/

Amy Coney Barrett: Progressives Use Religious Ignorance, Bigotry to Slime SCOTUS Candidate | National Review

The left has always said “we can’t have a religious litmus test as a qualification for government office.” Oh, the irony that they are now openly using a RELIGIOUS LITMUS TEST to DISQUALIFY someone from public office. However, coming from the party that denied God three times at their presidential convention, and strives daily to remove God from every place in our society, this not surprising at all.

Democrats hate God, and the atheistic ideologies of socialism, communism, and Marxism that they embrace prove it.

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Progressive efforts to block the highly qualified Amy Coney Barrett from the Supreme Court because of her faith betray our nation’s founding ideals.
— Read on www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/amy-coney-barrett-under-progressives-religiou-ignorance-bigotry-attack/

WATERGATE EVERY WEEK: USING THE FBI TO SUPPRESS A POLITICAL REVOLUTION

A new Watergate every week.  A very appropriate analogy to what his happening in our government today.  The author of the article gets this exactly right.  And he also correctly nails the essence of WHY we’re seeing a new Watergate every week.  Here’s the money quote that sums it up.

These are the police state tactics usually used by Communist dictatorships where domestic security agencies accuse the political opposition of treason, spy on them, raid their homes on fake charges and then look for anything that can be used to put them away. Just like in Russia. And for the same reasons.

Russian domestic security agencies, from the KGB to the FSB, used these tactics against political opponents who might pose a threat to their rule. That is exactly what’s happening here.

The democrats are communists.  

Everything the democrats believe and support is not found in the Constitution, but can be found in the Communist Manifesto.

All the people they look up to are Marxists, communists, socialists, and acolytes of them who prescribe how to advance the cause of totalitarian communism.

All of the tactics they employ to destroy their political opponents are those of the communist agitators such as Alinsky.

Everything the democrats stand for directly conflicts with the things America was founded on and for.

We are witnessing a communist revolution, or more accurately a Menshevik revolution right here in America just as took place in Russia.  The history of communism across the world is not one of peace, prosperity, and happiness.  It is a history of totalitarianism, oppression, death, and suffering.  It is important to understand this history to see where the communists in America are taking us.  For the most recent example, look at Venezuela.  It NEVER ends well.

The chances that communism will work THIS time are about as good as surviving a jump from the top of the Empire State Building on the SECOND attempt.  If we don’t stop it here and now, they will destroy America as we know it, and we will be the next Venezuela. 



WATERGATE EVERY WEEK: USING THE FBI TO SUPPRESS A POLITICAL REVOLUTION

From Steele to Mueller, the cost of overturning the 2016 election.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

In the early seventies, political operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a Washington D.C. office. These efforts to spy on the political opposition would culminate in what we know as Watergate.

In the late teens, political operatives disguised as FBI agents, NSA personnel and other employees of the Federal government eavesdropped, harassed and raided the offices of the political opposition.

The raids of Michael Cohen’s hotel room, home and office are just this week’s Watergate.

Political operatives have now seized privileged communications between the President of the United States and his lawyer. Despite fairy tales about a clean process, these communications will be harvested by the counterparts of Peter Strzok, who unlike him are still on the case at the FBI, some of it will appear in the Washington Post and the New York Times, and some will be passed along to other political allies.

That’s what happened at every juncture of Watergate 2.0. And it only follows that it will happen again.

Just like the eavesdropping, the process will be compartmentalized for maximum plausible deniability. The leakers will be protected by their superiors. The media will shrilly focus the public’s attention on the revelations in the documents rather than on the more serious crimes committed in obtaining them.

Nixon couldn’t have even dreamed of doing this in his wildest fantasies. But Obama could and did. Now his operatives throughout the government are continuing the work that they began during his regime.

Attorney-client privilege is just one of those rights we have to give up to protect ourselves from a conspiracy theory invented by the Clinton campaign. (But no amount of dead Americans can ever justify ending immigration from Islamic terror states or deporting illegal alien gang members.)

We are at the latest stage of a process that began when the Clinton campaign funded a dossier alleging foreign ties by her political opponent. It did this using a law firm while lying on its FEC disclosures about payments to that firm. (But unlike Cohen, Hillary’s lawyers will never be raided by the FBI.)

That dossier was then used to justify eavesdropping on Trump associates by political allies in the State Department, the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Council. This wasn’t really breaking new ground. Obama had already been caught using the NSA to spy on members of Congress opposed to his Iran Deal.

The contents of the dossier were rambling nonsense. Its claims about Michael Cohen were easily disproven. But that covert investigation was transformed into an overt one with Mueller. And Mueller’s very public investigation follows the same path as the secret investigation by Obama associates. Both used the dubious claims of the Clinton dossier as the starting point for an endless fishing expedition.

Eavesdrop enough, raid enough, squeeze enough and you will eventually find something. And even if you don’t, you can always manipulate them into denying something and nail them for lying to the FBI.

Keep squeezing and maybe you’ll even find someone willing to lie under oath for you.

Mueller has yet to deliver on Russian collusion. But Susan Rice and Samantha Power couldn’t do it either. Instead they all assembled a vast network of international conspiracy theories whose only purpose is to justify more raids, more eavesdropping and more fishing expeditions.

These are the police state tactics usually used by Communist dictatorships where domestic security agencies accuse the political opposition of treason, spy on them, raid their homes on fake charges and then look for anything that can be used to put them away. Just like in Russia. And for the same reasons.

Russian domestic security agencies, from the KGB to the FSB, used these tactics against political opponents who might pose a threat to their rule. That is exactly what’s happening here.

This isn’t just an ideological war. Washington D.C. is fighting to suppress a political revolution.

Even Obama and Hillary’s political operatives couldn’t have pushed the DOJ and other agencies this far outside their comfort zone under ordinary circumstances. There had been previous abuses of power, under JFK, LBJ, Nixon and Clinton, but there has been nothing like this since the Alien and Sedition Acts or Madison’s Machiavellian scapegoating of the Federalists for the disastrous War of 1812.

To apolitical operatives like Mueller, Strzok and their many allies in the FBI, Trump is an unprecedented threat to the business of the Federal government. They shrug at the economy or tax reform, except where it affects them. And social issues don’t move them either. They are as interested in the ideological left-right battles as the nomenklatura were in the works of Karl Marx.

There are indeed two Americas. One is your country. The other consists of the people who run it. Both have their headquarters in Washington D.C. And they get along pretty well most of the time.

The people are allowed to vote for whomever their party chooses. They can even vote for less respectable choices as long as they understand that those people will never get anywhere. Then the people they select will go to Washington D.C. and be briefed on what they can and can’t do. There they will rent pricey condos, bicker with each other, eat at nice restaurants and, in theory, make laws.

Then the nomenklatura, the bureaucracy that runs the country, will transform laws into policy. The policy will be shaped by judicial rulings and expert opinion. By the time the policy sausage comes out the other end of the Imperial City, it will have very little to do with what the voters might have wanted.

There are plenty of gatekeepers to keep a common sense idea from being implemented. If a congressman proposes that sensible measure you suggest to him, it will never leave the committee or it’ll be watered down. The Senate will neuter it or the president, on the advice of his advisors, will veto.

And then came Trump.

The gates began to collapse. The nomenklatura propped them up. Judicial rulings were used to block everything. The petty bureaucracies within government agencies stalled and sabotaged. Former agency bosses, their internal allies and the media colluded to target Trump’s agency heads with scandals.

The elected head of the government and the unelected heads of the government were at war.

Mueller is the tip of the nomenklatura’s spear. The DOJ is the bluntest weapon in the D.C. arsenal and for the first time it’s been completely unleashed to undo the results of a presidential election.

The same leftists that fought for the civil rights of terrorists and drug dealers, cheer government eavesdropping on the political opposition and the violation of attorney-client privilege because it was never about civil rights, it was about protecting their political allies and punishing their enemies.

Radical movements are inherently totalitarian. And totalitarians view process, whether of elections or criminal justice proceedings, as a train that they ride until they take power and then disembark.

As Roger Nash Baldwin, a co-founder of the ACLU, wrote, “If I aid the reactionaries to get free speech now and then… it is only because those liberties help to create a more hospitable atmosphere for working class liberties… When that power of the working class is once achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining it by any means whatever.”

The working class of Washington D.C. has achieved quite a bit of power along with a fortune in overseas bank accounts, mansions, private schools and all the privileges of membership in the ruling class.

But the leftists cheering Mueller’s abuses might pause to consider the consequences.

The Romans broke their republic. Now we’re breaking ours. The pink hat brigade enlisted the Praetorian Guard to bring down Trump. But the Roman lesson is that once you break the republic, it stays broken. Once you use political mercenaries like Mueller to overturn an election for you, they might not stop.

The left likes to believe that it can close Pandora’s Box whenever it pleases. History tells us differently.

The Praetorian Guard didn’t stop. What can be done once, will be done again. When control of the DOJ and FBI matters more than elections, then voters will be irrelevant and the Praetorian of D.C. will rule.

And then a new Watergate really will happen every week.

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The Kind of Thing That Liberal Freeloaders Can Appreciate

A FREE RIDE.

To all the liberals who promised to leave if Trump was elected, who are the same liberals who threatened to leave if George W. Bush was elected, it’s time that you actually kept your word. Make America Great Again by LEAVING.

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Senate Republicans brake rush to tax AIG bonuses

FINALLY! SOMEONE showing some spine, and some Republicans showing some character.  Before anyone gets mad at the Republicans, remember that Chris Dodd (DEMOCRAT, CT) and treasury secretary “Turbo-Tax-Cheat” Tim Geithner ADMITTED they were the ones who wrote this loophole into the “bailout” law.  They lied about it, got caught, and finally had to admit it.  Why did they purposefully write these provisions in?  Does it have anything to do with the sweetheart deals and campaign contributions they received?  Are any of Dodd’s constituents up in arms about this?  They should be, and they should be working on recalling his sorry butt and replacing him. Fire that tax cheating clown Geithner while you’re at it.

Is anyone paying attention to the CBO numbers?  Everything is coming up worse than Obama “forecast.”  Over the next few years, the CBO is forecasting nearly a $10 TRILLION deficit.  Did you read that?  Did you comprehend it?  I said 10 TRILLION DOLLARS.  Remember that a trillion is one million million.  You could have spent one million dollars each day from the birth of Christ until now and still have approximately 266,000 more days of million dollar spending to spend a TRILLION dollars.  Now multiply that times 10 and you have the CURRENT status of the Uh-bama/Democrat spending to date.  That doesn’t include the next “stimulus” and any other “emergencies” they concoct to justify their pork.  And the deficit is not the same as our debt.  As of right now we can not pay our debts, in two short months we (Uh-bama and the Democrats) have more than doubled the deficit that existed from the beginning of our country through the Bush presidency, and Uh-bama and the Democrats continue to attempt to fix things by doing exactly what got us into this mess in the first place.  It’s the liberal/socialist/communist laundry cycle: Frighten, Tax, Spend, Repeat.

At least someone is trying to slow this juggernaut down so people can attempt to make a rational decision.

Senate Republicans brake rush to tax AIG bonuses
By LAURIE KELLMAN and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press
March 21, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are drawing out a flap that has made the Obama administration squirm, applying the brakes to Democratic attempts to quickly tax away most of the bonuses at troubled insurance giant AIG and other bailed-out companies.

Sen. Jon Kyl, the Republicans’ vote counter, blocked Democratic efforts Thursday evening to bring up the Senate version of the tax bill to recoup most of the $165 million paid out by AIG last weekend and other bonuses in 2009. The House had swiftly approved its version of the bill earlier in the day.

By rushing, Kyl said, Democrats were letting populist outrage trump informed decision-making in the Senate, which is supposed to be insulated from the pressures of public passion.

“I don’t believe that Congress should rush to pass yet another piece of hastily crafted legislation in this very toxic atmosphere, at least without understanding the facts and the potential unintended consequences,” Kyl said on the Senate floor. “Frankly, I think that’s how we got into the current mess.”

Senate Democrats said they will try again next week to take up the tax bill and hope to complete it before April 4, when Congress leaves for a two-week spring break. Combining the disparate House and Senate versions of the bill might have to wait until after the recess.

The Senate voted last month to block the bonuses at AIG and other companies as part of the $787 billion stimulus bill, but Democrats then watered down the measure allowing them after Treasury Department officials warned that the move could trigger lawsuits against the government.

Last week, when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner couldn’t talk AIG out of paying the bonuses, Republicans were quick to blame Democrats, pointing out that they were in charge of Congress and the department when the decision was made about bonuses and the stimulus bill. Democrats sought to regain the offensive — and stem the political damage — with promises to tax the bonuses away.

How to impose those taxes without running afoul of the Constitution or the law is a dispute that has Republicans urging a go-slow approach. Doing so, of course, would drag out the Democratic discomfort over administration missteps and provide plenty of time for the GOP and others to question Geithner’s performance.

Republican reluctance also appeals largely to a key constituency that traditionally finds regulation anathema: Wall Street.

Robert Willens, a corporate tax lawyer in New York, said the Senate bonus tax bill would still allow bailout beneficiaries to negotiate higher salaries with employees to compensate for lost bonuses. The Senate bill authorizes the Treasury to issue regulations preventing firms from masking bonus payments as salaries, but it does not prevent firms from handing out raises.

“If the vast majority of bonuses become fixed salaries that would harm the institutions because they would have higher fixed costs,” Willens said. “What happens if the bank suffers through a poor year? It has all these fixed obligations they have to meet. That’s the beauty of the bonuses.”

The House bill, which passed 328-93 and split Republicans almost evenly, would impose a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid after Dec. 31, 2008, by companies that have received more than $5 billion in government bailout money. The tax would not affect workers with adjusted gross incomes below $250,000.

The Senate bill is much broader, affecting bonuses paid after Jan. 1, 2009, by firms receiving more than $100 million in government bailout money. The Senate bill would impose a 35 percent excise tax on the companies that pay the bonuses, and a 35 percent excise tax on the employees who receive them. Those taxes would be in addition to the 25 percent now withheld by the IRS on bonuses up to $1 million, and 35 percent withholding on bonuses above that.

Retention bonuses, like the ones paid to AIG employees, would be fully taxable. The first $50,000 of other bonuses, such as performance bonuses, would be exempt. The Senate bill would also cap deferred compensation for top executives at $1 million a year. Deferred compensation above that amount would come with steep penalties.

More bills are on the way.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., is holding a hearing next week on legislation that would apply to bailout recipients such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and prohibit them from paying “any bonus to any employee, regardless of when any agreement to pay a bonus was entered into.”

Republicans say there are enough problems or unknowns about the bonus-limiting bills to merit a closer look. Imposing too high a tax rate, doing it retroactively and targeting a narrow group of people could violate several of the Constitution’s prohibitions against government takings without due process, Republicans say.

Even House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., warned against using the tax code as a political weapon, but later backed off and supported the bill because, he said, that was the consensus and he saw no other way.

In practical terms, too, Senate Republican leaders do not yet know where members of their caucus stand on the measures, particularly the Senate bonus limits bill co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, GOP officials said Friday.

“I think the outrage is so obvious that we need to pass the legislation to send a clear message to corporate America that when your sucking the taxpayers, you don’t do these outrageous things,” Grassley said. “When you’re under water, you don’t suck in more water because then you die.”

Then there’s the question of the sanctity of contracts.

If the government goes around canceling contracts like those calling for AIG bonuses, people might stop entering into contracts that call for using government bailout money designed to get credit flowing again to help spend the nation out of recession.

Some firms could be scared away from the bailout program, said Scott Talbott, senior vice president of government affairs for the Financial Services Roundtable.

“Ultimately it will undermine the recovery efforts,” Talbott said. “It will have a chilling effect on ability to attract and retain employees,” Talbott said.

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The House bill is HR 1586, the Senate bill is S 651.

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