Feb
14
2016
0

#Trump2016: New @realDonaldTump #JamielShaw Ad Is Brutal

There is time to unpack the debate last night and I will get to it, but I want to get into this ad that was just came out.

Brutal. Absolutely brutal. If you have not heard the painful story of Jamiel Shaw Jr.’s murder, it is simple enough:

The younger (Jamiel) Shaw was gunned down in 2008 in Arlington Heights by gang member Pedro Espinoza, who mistook the teen for a rival gang member because of the victim’s red Spider-Man backpack.

Espinoza jumped out of a vehicle and shot Shaw in the stomach before firing an execution-style shot to his head. In 2012, Espinoza – who was in the country illegally – received a death sentence for Shaw’s murder.

Jamiel Shaw Sr. is a strong advocate for Donald Trump. Here is Jamiel Shaw Sr., after being introduce by Trump, talking about his son’s death:

Now is Donald Trump has the right idea about immigration? Jamiel Shaw Sr. seems to think so. That is why Shaw Sr. has endorsed him.

The NY Times, notes this ad is similar to the infamous “Willie Horton” and how this will stand out:

The ad conveys a sense of menace without attacking any of the other Republicans in the race, and highlights a core argument of Mr. Trump’s campaign. It is in some ways evocative of the well-known “Willie Horton” ad that ran against the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis of Masschusetts (sic). That ad, which featured a black man who killed a white person after being released from prison under a Dukakis administration program, was overtly racial; the Trump ad does not mention the nationality or background of the man convicted in the 2008 killing.

Regardless of how people view the politics of the immigration debate, the spot is certain to stand out amid a clutter of advertising on the South Carolina airwaves.

I agree. It’s super effective ad indeed. Couple with police officers endorsement of Donald Trump, you can’t help wonder that Trump will be the law enforcement guy. In a world descending into chaos, someone offering order is refreshing.

One more thing about the ad: Since the ad doesn’t attack other GOP candidates, Donald Trump can use the ad in the general election. Just saying.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
24
2015
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The #ExecutiveOrder/#ExecutiveAction Double-Edge Sword

Gov. Matt Bevin is giving The Left a lesson in the double-edge nature of executive orders and the rule-of-law:

Kentucky’s newly sworn-in Gov. Matt Bevin has issued a series of executive orders undoing much of his Democratic predecessor’s work in one fell swoop.

Not only did Bevin strip the voting rights of some 140,000 former felons, he also reduced the minimum wage for some state employees from $10.10 per hour back to $7.25, Think Progress reported. …

Though Bevin’s predecessor, Steve Beshear, didn’t restore the voting rights to violent felons, Bevin said he doesn’t support Beshear’s use of an executive order to achieve that end. “While I have been a vocal supporter of the restoration of rights,” Bevin said in a prepared statement to the Lexington Herald Leader. “it is an issue that must be addressed through the legislature and by the will of the people.”

Of course, liberals are losing their minds over Gov. Matt Bevin upholding the rule of law. They’re basically jumping up and down saying that you can not undo an executive order. You can read all of that here, because I am too lazy to link them all.

I would like to note that yes, yes you can undo an executive order. These are not laws and are subject to the whim of executive branch. As the Wall Street Journal notes, President Obama’s executive orders/executive actions may not last long:

The Obama legacy is built on executive orders, regulations and agency actions that can be overturned using the same authority Mr. Obama employed to put them in place.

An array of President Obama’s policies – changing immigration law, blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, the Iranian nuclear agreement and the normalization of relations with Cuba, among others – were implemented exclusively through executive action. Because any president is free “to revoke, modify or supersede his own orders or those issued by a predecessor,” as the Congressional Research Service puts it, a Republican president could overturn every Obama executive action the moment after taking the oath of office.

Since Donald Trump is the Republican front runner, would he undo those four policies?

It goes without saying that a President Trump would undo President Obama’s executive orders/executive actions on immigration. I do not have to give you examples.

A President Trump would be very supportive of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “If I am elected President I will immediately approve the Keystone XL pipeline. No impact on environment & lots of jobs for U.S.”

From what I have heard, Trump is not a fan of the Iran Deal.

And to top everything off, Trump would take a hardline on Cuba.

There is talk on new executive orders by Obama on Gun Control. Trump is having none of it.

Rule by fiat is fleeting. I, for one, appreciate this life lesson from Gov. Matt Bevin and I hope you do too. This is also a warning to Republican Presidents/Governors as well.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jul
07
2015
0

#SanctuaryCity Policies Need To End

There is a big hoopla going on right now with Donald Trump’s comments. I am not going to link them or comment much on them, other than to say it was just populist nonsense. And you know how I fucking hate populism. Populism is just red meat talking points that feed emotions with no real policy behind them. Now if Trump had come out with a policy, something that I can get behind, like “Let’s End Sanctuary Cities” for example…

The shit, as they say, has hit the fan:

The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

San Francisco is one of dozens of cities and counties across the country that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The city goes so far as to promote itself as a “sanctuary” for people in the country illegally.

In a jailhouse interview with a TV station, Francisco Sanchez, the 45-year-old repeat drug offender arrested in the shooting Wednesday of Kathryn Steinle, appeared to confirm that he came to the city because of its status as a sanctuary.

What is a “Sanctuary City” anyway? A “Sanctuary City” is a term given to a city in the United States or Canada that follows certain practices that protect Illegal immigration. These practices can be by law (de jure) or they can be by habit (de facto).

Of course, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is not happy about any of this:

“We’re not asking local law enforcement to do our job,” ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in the statement. “All we’re asking is that they notify us when a serious foreign national criminal offender is being released to the street so we can arrange to take custody.”

…Christensen said the bottom line is that if San Francisco authorities “had merely NOTIFIED ICE that they were about to release this individual into the community, ICE could have taken custody of him and had him removed from the country — thus preventing this terrible tragedy.”

The city did not notify ICE, she said, and, “As a result, an individual with a lengthy criminal history, who is now the suspect in a tragic murder case, was released onto the street rather than being turned over to ICE for deportation.”

I hate to use poor Kathryn Steinle’s death to push policy, but we need a national conversation on this subject and what better time than now. Right? RIGHT?!

The thing we need to talk about is that if Federal Law trumps State/Local Laws with regard to immigration, then why are we not challenging Sanctuary City laws/policy based off that “Arizona v. United States”/”Obergefell_v._Hodges” ruling? Please tell me where I am going wrong here. The first GOP candidate who wants to challenge Sanctuary Cities based off those rulings, will then have to put Democrats on the spot to support or denounce those court cases. If Liberals and Progressives are going to go after local laws and make a federal case out of them, then we should do the same. Sanctuary City policies are just a basic form of amnesty and if we are serious about the rule of law, then we need to meet them head on.

It is also one thing to let people mind their own business and another to just let a known deported illegal immigrant and violent multiple felon back onto American streets. It is RECKLESS and Kathryn Steinle paid for it with her life! San Francisco is in the wrong here and I hope Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has nightmares about Francisco Sanchez MURDERING Kathryn Steinle for the rest of his natural life!

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
30
2015
0

#Walker2016: #Immigration Difference Between @RickSantorum And @ScottWalker Is Clear

If you know anything about me, is that I hate populism with a white hot passion. It is cheap one-liners to move people’s emotions and it doesn’t advance a policy whatsoever. This is populism in it’s most ugly form, fearmongering:

Speaking at a manufacturing firm in Cabot, Pennsylvania, (Rick) Santorum described the economic troubles his home state has experienced for decades. “In the late 70s, like many of you, we saw the economic devastation here in southwestern Pennsylvania and across this country, particularly in the area of manufacturing, as a result of the excesses and indifference of big labor, big government, and yes, big business,” Santorum said. “We lost 100,000 jobs in what seemed to be overnight. That has to, and did, leave a mark on all of us.”

Part of the problem, Santorum said, has been the arrival of millions of unskilled immigrants – legal and illegal – in the United States. “American workers deserve a shot at [good] jobs,” Santorum said. “Over the last 20 years, we have brought into this country, legally and illegally, 35 million mostly unskilled workers. And the result, over that same period of time, workers’ wages and family incomes have flatlined.”

Then Byron York notes Gov. Scott Walker’s immigration comment:

Several weeks ago, a (Rick) Santorum rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, stirred controversy when he said the next president and Congress “need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages.” Even the suggestion of limiting legal immigration beneath its present level – Walker didn’t actually say he would – was enough to cause significant arguments in Republican circles.

There is a clear stark difference here between Scott Walker and Rick Santorum being played out. One is outlining an immigration policy and the other fearmongering for votes. I’ll give you one good guess who is going the fearmongering.

Scott Walker wants to take the American worker/wages into account to set immigration. Walker wasn’t attacking current immigrants (legal or illegal), for one, nor was he saying he would necessarily limit legal immigration (which Byron York rightly notes). Walker just wants to put Americans first when setting immigration levels. He was setting up part of a policy that would guide how President Walker would deal with immigration. There is nothing wrong with that.

However former Sen. Rick Santorum plays, what I like to call, the “other” fearmongering card. This is where someone else (the “other”), and not you, is the problem. Santorum just says out-loud that all immigrants are the problem. To solidified his own ignorance, Santorum lays the “unskilled” card on as well. There are plenty of “unskilled” Americans too, so Sen. Santorum better fucking check himself and soon.

My grandmother is an immigrant from Canada and a naturalized American. Scott Walker would be looking after her if she was still working as well as millions more. So of course I found what Rick Santorum said highly distasteful, thinking my grandmother is the problem. Santorum’s brand of fearmongering populism should be denounced using the strongest possible terms.

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
07
2015
0

The Swamp #28

You Will Be MADE To Care

The Swamp #28: #CultureWar, #GWOT, #ItsABucsLife, #WarOnBacon, #Immigration, No Guest!

Today it is just me and Tex just shooting the breeze on a couple of different topics. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Funny story. I haven’t been able to access Tex’s site, AmericaOverrun.com, for some time and now I realized why. For some reason, Tex has it where you have to type the “www” in the web address. Most websites don’t force you to do that these days.

Reads:

You Can’t Hide from the Culture Wars by Daniel Darling

The Left Brings The Culture War To Boxing by Peter Cook

We Believe In Free Speech, But… by David Harsanyi

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
26
2015
0

#Walker2016: @ScottWalker On #Immigration Is Making A Lot Of Sense

I normally don’t like populism talk. It is generally way to simple for a politician to attach slogans that the masses will eat up. “Tax The Rich” is the most mindless one that I can think of right off the bat. This is not populism talk:

When we talk about what should be the policy on legal immigration, it should be driven by the economic impact. And number one on the list of priorities should be: What is the impact on American workers and American wages?” (Wisconsin Governor Scott) Walker said.

“If unemployment is high and labor participation is low, why would we want to open the door and flood the market with more workers at a time when our own people here are looking for work?”

Oh sure it might look like populism, but it is really the start of principal immigration policy disguised as populism. It is brilliant and, for lack of a better word, perfect*.

Before we get deep into the weeds here, I want it noted that I have said over and over again on my podcast that I am not against legal immigration. My grandmother is from Canada and if it wasn’t for legal immigration, I would not be here on this earth writing this now. My grandmother shares my view on legal immigration vs. illegal immigration.

Governor Scott Walker’s comment here works for me on a couple of levels. The first is that Walker notes this is the “number one on the list of priorities” in his immigration policy. This just means that there are other priorities or he still is forming a list, which implies more priorities and a complex vetting process. The second point, is that Scott Walker wants to put American workers first. The President Of The United States may be the leader of the free world, but he/she should honestly be OUR leader and put us first.

So, Governor Scott Walker is making a lot of sense to me. He’s not saying that we should limit immigration, but all Walker is saying is that his immigration policy will take into account the American worker. While I am still looking, I have lost hope finding a “job” in any sense of the word. There are too many people, looking for the same work right now. Count yourself lucky if you have a job right now. And people of both parties are talking about adding more people to the job market (it is enough to drive you mad). I am glad someone is finally wanting to take us into account.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Mar
05
2015
0

The Swamp #21

Net Neutrality Approved!

The Swamp #21: #Amnesty, #NetNeutrality, #Marijuana, @DrJSpencer Guest!

Yay! 21! This podcast is now of legal drinking age! Although, not too much now! And to help start things off, we have a new co-host in the leg chair, Texas Transplant! I meet him in the FTR Radio chat room and he was interested in doing a radio show or podcast. So I invited him on as my co-host to see how he might like it. Yes ladies, he is single, so gobble him up quick!

Today we talk about Amnesty with a little update on current events. Then we talk about the dangers of Net Neutrality. Then Dr. Jessica Spencer returns to the podcast to give up an update on the health risks of Marijuana. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is a Threat to Your Freedom by Nick Sanchez

SB 528: Medical Use of Marijuana

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Feb
26
2015
1

The Swamp #20

Walker Derangement Syndrome free (for now).

The Swamp #20: #NationalSecurity, #WalkerDerangementSyndrome, #ExecutiveAmnesty, @SooperMexican Guest!

My Brother From Another Mother, SooperMexican, joins me to about everything from National Security, Scott Walker, Exective Amnesty, and everything inbetween. You can catch Sooper’s show on FTR Radio at 10PM Thursdays! Listen to his show or you’re racist (j/k)! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Obama ASSURES ILLEGALS That ICE Officers Will Face Consequences For Ignoring New Amnesty Directive

Listen:

SooperPodcast #124!! CRomnibus ATTACKS!!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Oct
23
2014
0

The Swamp #9

All you pendejos better listen-up!

The Swamp #9: #WarOnWomen, #Islamophobia, #ImmigrationReform, @SooperMexican Guest!

In which Laura talks about the current state of the so-called “War On Women” (which we conservatives somehow can’t shake off). I want to end this Islamophobia nonsense, because we are being attacked by Lone “Religion Of Peace” members and now Canada isn’t safe anymore. Then Sooper Mexican stops by and, as a follow up of sorts to the border podcast, we talk about immigration reform. Laura unfortunately couldn’t make it to Sooper’s segment, but I did suggest that he invite Laura onto a future episode of his podcast. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Laura’s RedState Blog

Matt Lewis Shames MSM

Religion Of Peace

Why Muslims Must Hate Jews

The Canadian Terrorist Network

Well, see ya’ later!
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