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Sunday, May 15, 2011

On Immigration

Two points (well, three, if we include the fact that I wholeheartedly agree with the author here).  First, I'm all for immigration - of the legal kind.  And second, I could countenance an amnesty program that gives the millions of illegals among us a pathway to citizenship if (a) it hadn't already been tried and already failed back in Reagan's day, and (b) it wouldn't open the flood gates to more illegal immigration, as it did back in Reagan's day.

Having made those points, here's Charles Krauthammer (in "Demagoguery 101"):

"Americans are a generous people. Upon receipt of objective and reliable evidence that the border is secure — not Obama’s infinitely manipulable interdiction statistics — the question would be settled and the immigrants legalized."

Seems like a fair compromise.  Secure the border - truly secure the border - and then give amnesty to the illegals among us.

But it'll never happen.  As most of us know, those illegal Mexicans are being used by the Democrats simply as pawns in a cynical game called the politics of demographics.

So nothing will change.  And Obama will be happy.

Someday maybe the Hispanics among us will wise up to all this.

AAaaaggghhhh!

I must be ... gay!

I enjoyed The Notebook.

Or ... well ... maybe I ... didn't ... really.

What a Difference Looming $5 Gas Makes

Three years ago:

Barack Obama: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.

A month ago:


Yesterday:


“Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.”
-- Groucho Marx --

Joining Hands With The Enemy

This is worthy of special mention.  The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the following resolution praising the effort to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden:
Congress--

(1) commends the men and women of the intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism, and sacrifice they displayed in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice;

(2) commends the men and women of the intelligence community for committing themselves to defeating, disrupting, and dismantling al Qaeda; and

(3) reaffirms its commitment to using the capabilities and skills of the intelligence community to--

(A) disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda and affiliated organizations around the world that threaten the national security of the United States;

(B) eliminate safe havens for terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan; and

(C) bring terrorists to justice.
The vote was unanimous, except for the usual suspects -

One Democrat nutjob and three leftists.

Sadly, they've never been on our side.

Want To See a Banana Republic In Action?

Go to Democrat-controlled Illinois.

In America.  In 2011.

How embarrassing.

Those Socialists Sure Know How To Party

This is so bad it can't be true:
IMF head Strauss-Kahn charged with attempted rape of hotel maid
New York Post

The French political bigshot who heads the International Monetary Fund was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a Manhattan hotel maid yesterday -- hauled off an Air France flight just moments before takeoff from Kennedy Airport, police sources said.

Three Port Authority detectives pulled Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the plane's first-class cabin just two minutes before it was due to depart for Paris, according to the police sources.

Strauss-Kahn, 62 -- who was expected to challenge French President Nicholas Sarkozy in the 2012 election -- was turned over to NYPD officers and brought to the Special Victims Unit's uptown squad room.

Strauss-Kahn is awaiting arraignment on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. [link]
You'll need to read the whole thing.  The man's actions, as reported, as so ridiculously brazen that one wonders just what really happened.

But if the account is accurate the man who may be the top socialist in France is on his way to the Big House to bust rocks.  

Bizarre.

Is He 'The One'?

Herman Cain, a powerful orator in his own right (see Newt item below), shares one agenda item with me:  He will push for a national sales tax to replace the current income tax (and, hopefully, the estate tax, payroll tax, and excise taxes as well).

For the latest on his candidacy, go here.

He may just be the man ...

A Good Line

Delivered by Newt Gingrich as he launches his 2012 bid for the Big Gig:
President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. More people are on food stamps today than at any point in American history, and he's proud of it!  I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history.
The difference between them and us boiled down into one simple paragraph.

Dependence vs. Interdependence.

Here's Newt at his best (a speech delivered several months ago):




He may be a flawed man, but his is still a clear and powerful voice that can always be heard rising above the cacophony.

Obama Makes The Right Move

I don't know whether to trust him or not.  Will Barack Obama get the word to his environmentalist henchmen in the EPA to back off from their jihad on oil and coal production in this country?  I have my doubts.

But if words become deeds, this is a big step in the right direction:
Barack Obama moves to expand oil and gas drilling
By Darren Goode, Politico

President Barack Obama is looking to bolster U.S. oil drilling, announcing Saturday a preemptive strike against bolder efforts from Capitol Hill as consumer unrest deepens over the price at the pump.

The White House will move forward without congressional action on a set of ideas espoused by Republicans and oil-state Democrats to expand oil-and-gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and potentially parts of the Atlantic seaboard.

“[W]e should increase safe and responsible oil production here at home,” Obama said. “Last year, America’s oil production reached its highest level since 2003. But I believe that we should expand oil production in America — even as we increase safety and environmental standards.” [link]
It's amazing what an overpowering need to get reelected will do to a man's fundamental beliefs.  Which means this new-found interest in solving the country's gasoline crisis may last only until November, 2012, when the man gets his second term in pocket.

But solving the problem is that simple.  Get production up.  Get supplies up.  Meet demand.  Prices will fall.

If only this highly educated man had grasped that simple truism long ago.

Anyway, here's to Barack Obama for at least saying the right thing.

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Well, this from Drudge doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence:

All talk, no action?

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