Current Events, Fleecing of America, Politics, Uncategorized

The Wall: Reframing Illegal Immigration

Multiple news sources are reporting that today, US President Donald Trump, will begin discussing and preparing for the wall between the US and its border with Mexico.  There are some personal experiences that I would like to share with you that many, if not most Americans are unfamiliar with.  It is important, with the wall being such a hot-button political item, that some truths be told.

I am bilingual, I speak both English and Spanish.  I am not Hispanic, but I know the culture well.  For many years I lived in a highly Mexican populated area and worked directly with both legal and illegal immigrants.  What most don’t know is that there is a seedy underworld where “papeles” (papers) are sold and shared between friends and relatives and even those who work at Immigration and Naturalization Services who are sympathetic to the cause will sell legitimate papers for a high price.

Here is the major take-away here, these people, while having legal papers, when the complete their W-2s when first hired by an employer, will claim a high number of dependents so that their paychecks will have less taken out in taxes.  They all did it, and because they never filed their income tax in April like the rest of us, they were never held accountable for proving those invented dependents.  I remember one in particular who joked about claiming six dependents and he wasn’t married and had no children.  Yes, he paid into Social Security but compared to what he cheated the US government out of, the hit he took from Social Security  was a small price to pay.

So, when someone tells you that illegals pay taxes, they do but not their full share.

Many work on a valid Social Security number and pass the card around to others once they are done with it.  Sadly, what many illegals do is come here for an extended period of time to earn enough money to build a house in Mexico, save up for getting married, etc. Some may come for 5 years, 10 years or even 20.  But, the goal is to eventually return to Mexico to live out the rest of their days.  They send much of the money they earn back to family and friends in Mexico who oversee the construction of their homes or simply put the money away in a bank account for them to have access to when they come home.  They also send money home to support family there.  Yet, there in lies one of the many problems, according to this article (2013) from the UK Mail, immigrants send, “a staggering $120 billion back to their families.”  That is money earned here yet is being injected into other economies instead of our own, Mexico included.

This is huge business for companies like Western Union.  This 2016 Business wire article, outlines:

In 2015, remittances to Mexico totaled USD$24.8 billion, according to Banco de Mexico, growing 4.75 percent over 2014. While U.S. senders account for more than 90 percent of the money moved into Mexico, Western Union transferred money to Mexico from more than 180 countries last year.

That is $24 billion dollars sent to Mexico that was earned here yet is instead infused into the Mexican economy.  Even former Mexican president Vicente Fox has been on a Twitter rampage against Trump, he too knows the trouble that Mexico could be in if this wall is built and the flow of US dollars into Mexico is minimized.

One of the reasons the amnesty attempts made over the past 30 years have been unsuccessful is because many prefer to stay in the shadows because it is financially expeditious.  If they were given legal status, as a resident alien, then they would be issued an valid Social Security number and would then have to file taxes and show proof of any dependents they claimed on their W-2s.   Those on the left love the phrase, “Path to citizenship,” but the reality is, most illegals only want the benefits of living in this country, not the responsibilities of it.  Investigative reporter Dennis Michael Lynch has done several exposes where he looked into the realities of those who patrol the US/Mexico border and those who crossed it to find a way to a better life that couldn’t be found among the corruption of the Mexican government.  But what he found was that far too many were here for nefarious reasons and most that he interviewed had no desire to stay here in the US and become citizens, they only wanted the reap the benefits of living in the US.  Yet, those who had criminal records seemed to find the US as a haven as well.

In the next segment, we will look at more of what illegals take from the US and the cost is astronomical.

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Current Events, MSM, Politics

Has Twitter Crossed the Liberal Line? : Deverification Destroys First Ammendment

MIlo

Until a few days ago, I had no idea who Milo Yiannopoulos was.  As someone who supports gay rights and is a conservative, I should probably apologize to Milo for not know who he was … so, sorry, Bud!  But I know who you are now and you now have a new fan/follower.

Milo, a Brit by birth, is the often sharped-tonged Tech Editor for conservative news site Breitbart.com and has taken on some  savory topics as of late – which way well have had a hand in his recent trip to Twitter Jail.

In a nutshell, taking a page from the IRS who attempted to take away access to conservative groups requesting non-profit status, Twitter has decided that the best way to silence conservatives on their site is to use mild character assassination.  Milo is still unclear, some 48 hours later, as to why he lost his powerful verification check mark on his profile. Milo has yet to be told specifically what landed him in Twitter Jail even after repeated attempts for clarification.

The check mark’s purpose is to merely confirm the identity of the account.  So, Twitter choosing to use deverification as a punishment for an unspecified terms violation is somewhat suspect because suspending someone’s account is the norm for them. The beauty in all of this is that it has backfired on them and this may well only be the beginning.

Yet, this is a questionable narrative for Twitter to take against a B-List conservative with some 140,000 followers.  While liberals staunchly sit on their platform of equality, freedom of speech, acceptance and tolerance – clearly these are tenets that only fellow liberals are allowed access to in the Twitterverse.  Conservatives need not apply.

By taking control of the playing field as it were and limiting who is allowed to wield their tenets, it shows a calculated flaw in their narrative by syncing the message to the spin of their world view they limit what the general public has access too and indirectly allows ill-informed conclusions to be made.  The liberal MSM here in the US and Europe has enjoyed control for the past few decades yet their recent blatant bias against conservatives has more than enough people taking a pause – which is very good.

Moreover, what this tells those intuitive enough to grasp the overarching story line is that liberals, here specifically Twitter, can’t make a legitimate argument against the conservative narrative so they just simply cut it off at the knees.  The classic case of taking their ball home because they don’t like the score.  It shows a weakness, an inability to argue their case, an inability to have a clear understanding of their point of view but feebly defend it because they don’t want to be proven wrong.

It is also important to note that an unverified Twitter account under the name Michael Margolis , (@Yipe) who claims to be an Engineering Manager at Twitter, was most likely the individual who reported Milo to Twitter’s Terms of Service. His Twitter tagline reads, “Engineering Manager at . RTs are official endorsements. Tweets definitely express the opinions of my employer.”  Margolis has, interestingly enough, delete all of the tweets related to this incident that supposedly happened on Friday 1/8/2016 and is believed to have been in response to a tweet that Milo sent out to a fellow (female) conservative where he writes, “You deserve to be harassed.”

The fact that the recipient of Milo’s joke was female, the feminists have blindly come out in droves in support of Twitter’s retaliatory response to free speech.  (Please tell me I am not the only one seeing the sarcastic irony here).  Which leads me to my favorite tweet of the day where Twitter user Terri Hoy schools Huffington Post’s Jessica Thompson for her pseudo-feminism.

Milo has not taken this deverification sitting down and he has rightfully taken his argument to anyone who will listen.  He has changed his Twitter account from @Yiannopoulos to @Nero and taken to the hashtag #JeSuisMilo, a spin-off of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag which took hold in January of 2015 to show the importance of freedom of the press after a French paper was terrorized and 14 employees were killed in a terrorist attack at their Paris offices.

There is also another conversation taking place between Milo and the folks at @Recode in response to their take on Milo’s verification loss – which again can be equated to the punishment not fitting the crime because verification only confirms identity and nothing more.  It is interesting that Recode’s article refers to Milo’s employer Breitbart.com as “a tabloid.”  But we’re not supposed to read anything into that, are we?

Milo told @Recode:

“If Twitter has decided to make partisan political editorial decisions, that’s their prerogative. But they must be honest with the public about it. Otherwise they risk damaging their key users’ reputations with ‘unverifications’ and suspensions that give the false impression of harassment, abuse or some other kind of bad behaviour, of which of course I am not guilty.”

Sadly, the left doesn’t play that way, they would never come out and admit that they were playing partisan politics because their modus operandi has always been to hide in the vagueness of reality with ambiguity as their ally while they continually ask for forgiveness instead of permission.

 

Current Events, Fleecing of America, MSM, Obama Administration, On the International Front, Politics

Are They All Truly Refugees?

 

Where are their wives, children and the elderly?
Where are their wives, children and the elderly?

It has been difficult the past few days, since the Paris attack, to watch social media and read how some feel that there is no real threat, that these people are true refugees yearning to breathe free.  Someone actually posted on Facebook that they felt they had to re-evaluate their view of me because they held me in such high regard … until they found out my stance on the Syrian refugees.

What people seem to be missing is that we are not getting the full story.  Over the last 40 years or so the media has discovered that their job is no longer to report the news in an unbiased fashion, it is now to use their position and the public’s trust to influence their opinions, thoughts and perspectives.  Even in some of the most liberal nations of Europe where the citizenry is being literally overrun by refugees, they are crying out for help that is far too late to ask for.  Mothers are seeing their daughters raped by refugees who devalue women as property.  Women, gays and other protected groups are being beaten in public because of the way they dress, walk or talk or because they may have glanced a bit too long at these outsiders that politicians happily welcomed but didn’t have to live with.

Today I watched an interview on Morning Joe on MSNBC where they interviewed NY-R Congressman Peter King about the concern over the refugees.  At one point King and co-host Mika Brezinzki got into a back and forth over whether or not these refugees were being vetted properly.  King insisted that based on what he has been told by people at the highest levels of government at Homeland Security and the FBI, there is no way to definitively vet these refugees because there are no databases or even collective agencies in their native country that can verify that they are who they say you are.

Naive Mika insisted that they were being vetted, they were being interviewed, they were getting medical histories and medical exams, etc.  Well, as I pointed out to Mika in a tweet, that’s not vetting – that is processing.  No one has any way of confirming that what US officials have been told about these individuals is true.  We have to take everything either at face value or with a grain of salt.

Far too many are trying, and unsuccessfully I might add, to equate these modern-day refugees with those who came on the Mayflower, those who were war refugees in the 60’s and even some from World War II.  While these individuals from history were clearly fleeing some type of persecution of evil.  We cannot be so sure about this conclusion with this group of “refugees.”  Why?  Well, there are several reasons, the most recent being the Boston Marathon Bombing which was carried out by two radicalized Muslims who were here as refugees and getting a significant amount of tax payer dollars to live while plotting their attack.

Going further still, many radical groups have come right out and told us, in no uncertain terms, what their plan is and how the will carry it out.  Our weak borders and illegal immigration issues are going to be what threatens us most as all of this becomes a definitive perfect storm.  Yet the elites of Washington and the governors of states who welcome these refugees will not be the one who suffer from the violence that awaits us.  And awaiting us it is.  The sleeper cells are here, they are waiting for the go-ahead and it will be everyday Americans like you and me who will suffer the chaos, the death and the tears.

They will be in our neighborhoods, in our schools with our children; not near the politicians who allowed them to come here.  It is elitism in its purest form.

I would ask you to watch this, and decide if you want this in your neighborhood.  Around your children, your elderly parents.  HERE

Current Events, MSM, Obama Administration, Politics

Obama and Wasserman: Sorry! Feminism does not Equal Abortion

If you need more proof that the Obama Campaign is running scared, look no further than this video (Hat tip: Chicks on the Right)  that was posted on YouTube on Friday.   Entitled, “Republican Women for Obama,” two women featured in the video have been proven to be strong in the Democratic party – one having enough juice to have actually had a meeting with Michelle Obama earlier this year.

So, for starters, not only are the women in this video disingenuous, I have to laugh at the scenery given in the video as well. Trying to appeal to the rural voters, we see farms with old barns, wheelbarrows, flowers and the wind blowing through their hairs. This little veiled slight-of-hand didn’t get past me – making liberals look wholesome?

Going further, the claim that supporting abortion somehow makes Obama a believer in the Republican stance of smaller government is nothing short of laughable.  In fact it is hysterical.  How can any rational thinker say that by supporting abortion in addition to supporting that governmental financial monstrosity called Obamacare equates to smaller government?

This video is nothing more than an affront to all American women and a direct insult to our intelligence. As a Conservative I know how to glean real information from an ad or article and don’t simply take anything that comes from either side of the aisle as gospel.  My response to this is simple – there is no way any of these women could have been long-time Republicans because Republican women just aren’t that naïve.   This video erroneously insinuates that Feminism equal Abortion.  This has been a liberal tactic for years now – telling women that if they don’t support abortion that they are saying they don’t support their gender’s right to equality within the  law.  True equality covers every aspect of our lives politically, socially, economically and educationally.  Equality is not synonymous with the right to an abortion.

The Republican Party’s platform on abortion has been consistent for as long as I can remember – we are against it.  Some waiver when the issue of rape and incest are brought into the picture; yet we are firm on the fact that is it not a form of contraception.  Going further, these women are claiming that the only issue that is of concern to them is a woman’s right to choose.  If this election were based on this one issue alone, then why are both campaigns wasting all of this money campaigning and traveling around this great country of ours?  The Obama Campaign is trying to narrow the scope of their argument to the only part of it that he can control.

Because of Obama’s dismal record on the economy, his Obamacare and his inability to control the deficit (to name a few); he has no other choice than to attempt to move the focus of the election away from his failures.  He tries to tell those stupid enough to believe him that the Republican Party has suddenly changed its stance on abortion and that we now want to overturn Roe v. Wade.   Sorry Honey, but that has been on the Republican books since the day Roe v. Wade was passed.

After taking a look at how Democratic Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was taken to task by CNN’s Anderson Cooper for clearly lying about the Romney/Ryan Campaign’s position on abortion by misquoting the LA Times, this kind of slight-of-hand is obviously now part of the DNC’s platform.  Taking completely out of context said quote, Wasserman was caught red-handed by Cooper and did so much doublespeak in defense of her misquote that she shot herself in the foot so many times I lost track.  Cooper caught her red-handed misrepresenting a quote from a LA Times article, which spoke in generalities about the GOP’s platform and made no specific reference to abortion.   Wasserman used this LA Times article as the foundation of her claim to Obama supporters in a fundraising email stating that the GOP was making substantive changes to the party platform on abortion . After Cooper refusing to let the issue go, Wasserman refuses to admit that she was caught and stated that, “It didn’t matter.” It didn’t matter because, according to Wasserman, the purpose of the email was to show,

Anderson, the bottom line message of our e- mail is that, A., women need to know the difference between the two parties and the two presidential candidates on a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices and that Mitt Romney can say that he’s for an exception for rape or incest.  His party platform doesn’t reflect that. He has previously fully embraced a human life amendment with no exception and said he would be delighted to support it and women need to know the difference. And women need to know that Mitt Romney is simply saying one thing, but not insisting that his party’s policies as reflected in their platform reflect his views. And we’re not going to let him get away with it. This is an important decision.

Cooper goes on and insists that a candidate’s views can be different from the party’s platform and that while a candidate can make suggestions or recommend changes to the platform, Romney’s platform and the parties do not and apparently aren’t one in the same.   Remember, this is Anderson Cooper, not Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, going after Wasserman for outright lying to solicit funds from Obama supporters.  That speaks volumes when someone like Cooper isn’t giving the liberal left a free pass when they lie to the American people.

I guess my next question would be; what does matter to the DNC?  -Apparently winning at any cost and a woman’s right to an abortion – those are the only two things.

In closing, I want the media to continue to brow beat Wasserman as she overtly uses misdirection to deceive the American people.

And, I want these women to put their money where their mouth is. I want them to show us their voter registration record for the past 10 years and then, I would love to have a chat with these ladies!  We can sit out on that nice patio at their farm …

Education, Hollywood, Military, Obama Administration, Politics, True Blue Heroes, Uncategorized

Dishonorable Disclosures: Why Obama Doesn’t Deserve to be Our Commander in Chief

This morning I was greeted by the faces of heroes…

A few days ago a 501(c)(4) educational group, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, released a powerful and timely video wherein active duty as well as retired military officers, intelligence officers and even Navy SEALs share the reckless abandonment of the present administration.

Their website defines their mission statement as:

STOP the politicians, President Obama and others, from politically capitalizing on US national security operations and secrets!

EDUCATE the public on the importance and necessity of Operational Security in today’s environment.

To Do Nothing is not an option as that allows the special operations and intelligence capabilities to be degraded, and paraded around like a show dog…ACTION IS REQUIRED NOW!

By knowing choosing the political punch of intelligence information over the need for operational security, this administration has put our nation and its military personnel in danger by sharing what amounts to military secrets with the world. The video, which runs approximately 22 minutes, focuses on how Obama and his administration mishandled the death of Osama Bin Laden by not only being too quick to make the news public but also for having given far too much detail into the operational aspects of the raid.

According to these heroes, the Obama Administration chose to announce the death of Osama as soon as possible instead of giving intelligence officials the opportunity to capitalize on the potentially significant amount of intel that was seized at the compound where they found Osama.  This shows the OPSEC immaturity of the most senior leaders at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Instead of allowing military and intelligence agents time to develop and exploit this intel and leave the world in the dark on the death of OBL, the Obama Administration wanted to take advantage of the political side of this information and announced it to the dismay of not just military personnel but members of Congress, even some on the left-side of the aisle.

The other side of the coin addresses those who seek and provide the intel.  First, it will make the job of those who search for intelligence much more difficult because they will find fewer individuals willing to share information knowing that US politicians would sacrifice an asset for a sound byte on the evening news and the attention of constituents.

It is believed that so much information  on the OBL raid was shared (name of unit, location, operational tactics and techniques, etc.) that the lives of those who took part in the raid and their families are now in jeopardy.  Knowing the tenacity of our enemy, terrorists will expel an exorbitant amount of effort to track down and destroy these individuals.  Now, they and their families live in constant fear of retribution because the Obama Administration used these men as political weapons to boost their approval ratings.

The Pakistani doctor who provided the intel to the US intelligence community is now spending over 30 years in jail for his involvement while President Obama invited members of Hollywood’s A-List to the White House to provide them with details on the raid so a film on the operation could be developed.

The video shares other specific and highly viable intel that the Obama Administration has willfully leaked to the public which has put the intelligence community at a huge deficit on a global level.  Tactics, technology and techniques have now been publicize to the extent that they are now seen as obsolete.

The Obama Administration has reacted to this OPSEC group by likening them to the Swift Boat campaign that Vietnam Veterans levied against Senator John Kerry (R-MA) during his 2004 presidential campaign.  While an interesting comparison, there is none.  Kerry’s situation was based on a he-said, she-said of his exploits as a junior Navy officer during the Vietnam War.  In the case of the Obama Administration, there is insurmountable evidence, supported by both sides of the political aisle, expressing utter amazement at the audacity of the White House and the undeniable proof that this administration has little, if any, respect or understanding of the military or our clandestine services.

In contrast, while Obama has no issues with putting the lives of other families in jeopardy, his family is another story.  Today while discussing this story with a friend,  she shared the debacle at a recent concert of UK boy band One Direction in Fairfax, Virginia attended by one of the first daughters, Malia Obama.  Security was so tight that young fans were not only frisked upon entering but they were not allowed to bring in posters, many handmade, to hold up during the concert.

A few years ago, I had the privilege of attending the Evening Parade at the US Marine Corps Barracks at the famed 8th and I Streets in Washington, DC.  In attendance that evening were the President and First Lady along with a small entourage. We were required to be in our seats at least an hour prior to the start of the parade and were not allowed to exit the parade grounds until Secret Service members alerted 8th and I officials that the President was safely inside the White House; a wait of approximately 45 minutes.

Now, if our Commander in Chief can understand these security precautions for himself and his family; why can’t he understand them for the men who have made a conscious choice to serve and protect the ideals of the United States of America?

Current Events, Politics

Gays vs. The Church: Whose to Blame?

I have a theory, and while I don’t expect many of my church-going Christians to agree with me, I am going to stand my ground.  This mess that we, as a nation, find ourselves in with the gay community is of our own design.  Yes, I am blaming (certain) Christians.

Here is a quick history lesson.  Any group, social, religious or otherwise, unites in solidarity when they are under attack.  The gay community pretty much kept to themselves … until they became targets by zealots within the Christian Church (Catholic and Evangelicals just to name a few).  Once these zealots called out the gay community, they did what any group that is threatened does – they organized.  Now the gay community is a powerful weapon in both political and social realms because they were forced to do so by those who saw them as an easy target.

History has taught us, even the Bible has, that homosexuality has existed for centuries.  Yet, it took those who screamed from the pulpits attacking this group to mobilize and become a force to be reckoned with.  Since the 60’s men and women have been more fervent in their desire to be accepted because, from the pulpits, they were defiantly forced out of their proverbial closets and have been slamming doors behind themselves ever since.

We are ALL filled with sin, none of us, not a preacher preaching to a crowd of thousands or a believer sharing the gospel with a friend, can say that we are perfect. In fact, we are far from it.  We have been told by Christ not to judge one another, only to love one another.  The message that Jesus came to us with was to love one another and let Him do the rest.  1 Corinthians 13 says it best;

The Excellence of Love

1If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.2If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there isknowledge, it will be done away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

As a Christian I believe the Bible when it states that homosexuality is a sin and that marriage should be between a man and a woman.  Yet is it my responsibility to point a finger where I should be reaching out a hand?   If the Church and the select few who angrily were allowed to target the gay community had handled things differently decades ago, the entire Chick-Fil-A controversy might have been avoided.

There a lots of sins expressed in the Bible; the two most well-known are the Seven Deadly Sins and of course, The Ten Commandments.   Yet, if you notice, homosexuality is NOT listed in either.   Apparently the Lord felt that other sins were more important to highlight.  Why aren’t preachers getting red in the face about Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride?   Many people in the gay community feel chastised by the Church and we as Christians are knowingly keeping them out of the Church and distant from Christ and a loving God because of these misguided preachers.

In short, until God sends Moses back up that mountain and adds an 11th Commandment regarding homosexuality … Christians should do what the Lord has mandated us to do – love one another – and let Him do the rest.

Current Events, MSM, Obama Administration, Politics

“Eight Years Later”? The NYT Editorial Needs a History Lesson

This narrow-mined editorial, sans by-line,  in the NY Times is nothing more than the Obama Press attempting to spin an issue, as he often does, claiming inheritance as his cover. 

More and more often Obama himself or a member of his staff is pointing the finger at the Bush Adminstration for their ills. I find this move childish and a true sign of the simple fact that Obama just wanted to show that he could win the election, not run the country. Much like the brides who focus their entire energy on planning the perfect wedding, they never take a look at what happens after the honeymoon and if she and her future husband really have what it takes to survive marriage.

The “ghost” writer of this editorial needs to do some homework on the intelligence community – they are a bunch of boys playing on the same playground refusing to share their toys. The CIA, FBI, NSA, HLS, etc. all want to be the one getting the press when a story breaks so they refuse to share info and we, the American people, pay the price.

Legislation has been passed, some even repeatedly, insisting that the big boys of DC’s Alphabet Soup Gangs start freely sharing information yet they still refuse to do so for no other reason that pride, bragging rights. This has been a problem long before Obama was born, let alone took office. If Obama wants agencies to share information he will have to start making high-level heads roll to get their attention.

Unfortunately, Obama is still sitting on his couch eating popcorn watching his inauguration, much like the unhappy bride watching her perfectly planned wedding video … both are ignoring the reality that is staring them in the face and wondering how something so perfectly planned could have gone so badly so quickly.