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A Policy So Bizarre, So Obama

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 7:00 AM
Good one.
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A Policy So Bizarre, So Obama

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 6:11 AM
Hmm. Drone strikes. No doubt someone in the regime has already suggested that.
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Hillary's Bullying the Media

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 5:32 AM
"Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of publishing a future president." Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hope of electing a president. "On Nov. 14, 2011, NBC News picked up Chelsea Clinton for a cool $600,000 a year to play reporter. Coincidence or apology?" All the government media have been trying to some degree to make amends after abandoning Hillary for Obama in 2008, though there are signs of dissent (e.g., almost-real interviews by Terry Gross and Diane Sawyer). But this outrage was either a campaign contribution or protection payment—not that there's a lot of difference anymore. You can file under "payment in kind" two TV series scheduled for this fall. CBS, the parent company of S&S, will broadcast Madam Secretary, in which Tea Leoni plays a blonde woman secretary of state. NBC is working furiously to cover more bases with State of Affairs, in which Katherine Heigl plays a blonde woman CIA agent and Alfre Woodard plays the first black woman president. ABC's plans are still closely guarded, but I gather that PBS has decided to chart a different course with a Sesame Street spinoff titled Bad Republicans Want You To Die.
Family members are either sending these children ahead, unaccompanied, to make their entry easier or summoning them, unaccompanied, from their home countries. Human traffickers are abusing them and abandoning them. Drug cartels are using them to divert Border Patrol and DEA agents. The Mexican government is using them as shock troops in the final assault on what little remains of American sovereignty. The Obama regime is packing them into squalid camps or dumping them at urban bus stations to fend for themselves. But the only people who actually mean them any harm are National Guardsmen trying to end the deadly chaos? This fool should be stripped naked and turned loose 200 miles inside Mexico.
Surely it won't go that far. The horror! The horror!
Chicago is less safe than Israel even when the latter is exchanging fire with Hamas. To be consistent, the FAA should put the Windy City on its do-not-fly list.
Russia has shot down more airliners lately than Hamas has. Why doesn't the West suspend all flights to Russia and deny all Russian airliners permission to land? Oh, wait. I know that one. The West is run by dastards and fools.
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Bordering on Madness

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 7:31 AM
"A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy." Your economy with words is always admirable, but this example may benefit from expansion. A country that doesn't control its own borders doesn't have borders; it has penumbras and emanations. A country that doesn't have borders isn't really a country; it's a place. A country that has borders, but admits immigrants indiscriminately doesn't have a policy; it has a schedule. Although developing and enforcing any immigration policy may create drama and upheaval, the policy itself needn't be complex. In fact, a legitimate policy must be straightforward because it addresses just one question: Whom shall we admit or exclude to benefit this country, support its allies, or trouble its enemies? Letting Mexico export its surplus population, mostly uneducated and unskilled, and import the expatriates' remittances has put American citizens out of work, driven American hospitals out of business, burdened American taxpayers to exhaustion, and enabled a series of corrupt fascist regimes inimical to our interests. Clamping the lid on the Mexican pressure cooker half a century ago might've caused a popular revolt resulting in genuine reform and a higher standard of living. On the other hand, letting Albert Einstein immigrate helped us win World War II. A sane immigration policy would distinguish between those who break the law and those who follow it, between a hopeless welfare case and a world-class genius. But then so would a sane electorate.
In the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, it insisted on insane objectives (e.g., containment, nation-building), overnice rules of engagement, and other dilatory restrictions, then declared a quagmire and demanded surrender, stalemate, or withdrawal. During the Whitewater investigation, Clinton and his loyalists lied, stonewalled, and obstructed; then they ruled that the proceedings had taken too long and began leading the media in chants of "four years, $40 million." I could go on, but no one would read a book-length essay if I had the time and patience to write it. Leftists have done this for generations. We let them get away with it. We know they're going to try it again and again, yet we fail to anticipate. They've trained us well.
Ava: Thanks for the useful links. I managed to overlook these and the one you posted at 0847.
Even when they HAVE killed us here. Clinton admitted to a biographer and even in his own book that he let Iran shoot down TWA 800 with impunity because war with Iran would've complicated his reelection campaign.
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